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November, 1916 to August, 1917 






To Volumes IV-VI of the Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 

Compiled by Robert S. Fletcher 

AU-Amherst FootbaU Team, An. (P. C. PhUlips.) VI, 25. 

Allis, Frederick S. Amherst's Readiness for Service. VI, 164. 

Allis, Frederick S. Opening of the College Year (1915-16). V, 41. 

Allis, Frederick S. Opening of the College Year (1916-17). VI, 51. 

Alumni. The. IV, 71, 148, 227, 306; V, 46, 120, 198, 277; VI, 56, 124, 197, 269. 

Alumni Council, The. IV, 66, 146, 185, 219, 305; V, 44, 117, 191, 270; VI, 119, 

191, 257. 
Amherst Alunmi in the National Service. VI, 298. 
Amherst at the Border. Plate. VI, 77. 
Amherst Athletics. IV, 192. 

Amherst Debating Leagues. (Burges Johnson.) VT, 47. 
Amherst Dickinsons and the College, The. (W. I. Fletcher.) With portrait*. VI, 

Amherst in 1861. VI. 235. 
Amherst in 1956. (K. L. Butterfield.) VI, 10. 

Amherst Memorabilia Collection and its Needs, The. (C. E. Sherman.) VI, 92. 
Amherst Men at Plattsburg. Plate. VI, 246. 

Amherst Militant: a Note from Plattsburg. (Alfred Roelker. Jr.) V. 92. 
Amherst Seniors of Fifty Years Ago. Plate. V, 277. 
Amherst's First Baseball Game. VI, 101. 
Amherst's Readiness for Service. (F. S. Allis.) VI, 164. 
Ave Atque Vale. (J. T. Stocking.) VI, 232. 

Bard, Albert S. Some Recollections of Clyde Fitch in College. IV, 37. 

Barton, Bruce. Graduate and Man. IV. 269. 

Barton. Fred T. Suspended Life on the Border. VI, 96. 

Baxter, Arthur H. St. Paul's Watch. VI, 158. 

Beginning of the New Movement in Amherst. (G. D. Olds.) VI, 183. 

Billings, Richard. Noah Webster. His Faith. IV, 124. 

Birdseye, Clarence F. The Development of the Fraternity System. V, 246. 

Blake, Lucien Ira. (J. B. Seabiu-y.) With portrait. VI, 35. 

Bliss, Daniel. VL 41. 

« Portrait. VI, 3. 

Book Reviewing in Liberal Verse. (Burges Johnson.) VI, 23. 
Book Table, The. Reviews arranged by authors: 

Abbot, Little Gentleman Across the Road. VI, 142. 

Barton, Young Man's Jesus. IV. 61. 

Brownell. Criticism. IV. 141. 

Capen, Sociological Progress in Mission Lands. IV, 218. 


Clark. History of Connecticut. IV, 138. 

Dwight, Constantinople Old and New. V, 179. 
" Stamboul Nights. V, 180. 

Dyer, Early American Craftsmen. V, 181. 

" Gulliver the Great and Other Dog Stories. VI, 115. 

Field, Literary Readers. V, 182. 

Gallinger and Smith, Conversations with Luther. V, 183. 

Hallock, An Angler's Reminiscences. VI, 114. 

Hamilton, Current Economic Problems. VI, 117. 
" Exercises in Current Economics. VI, 117. 

Hamlin, The Enjoyment of Architecture. VI, 116. 

Harris, Century's Change in Religion. IV, 139. 

Lee, Life of. (Was it Worth While?) V, 184. 

Loomis, Deseado Formation of Patagonia. IV, 60. 

Noyes, Financial Chapters of the War. VI, 115, 

Plumb, When Mayflowers Blossom. IV, 62. 

Rossiter, Days and Ways in Old Boston. IV, 140. 

Smith and Gallinger, Conversations with Luther. V, 183. 

Swift, Learning and Doing. IV, 60. 

Thompson, British Verse for Boys. VI, 114. 

Whicher, Life and Romance of Mrs. Eliza Haywood. V, 181. 
Boynton, Percy H. Note on Lord Jeffrey Amherst in Colonial Verse. V, 165. 
Bridgman, Herbert L. Portrait. V, 276. 
Brownell, William C. A Critic's Retrospect. V, 234. 
Bryce, Viscount. The Late Dr. George Washburn. IV, 299. 
Butterfield. Kenyon L. Amherst in 1956. VI, 10. 

Caldwell, Louis G. At Sunset. Poem. VI, 100. 

Chapin, Edward W. On College Hill in '61. VI, 237. 

Chase, W.B. Clyde Fitch; Playboy, Playwright, and Man of the World. VI, 31. 

Checks and Balances in the Amherst Fraternities. (L. D. Stilwell.) V, 250. 

Clark, WUliam Bullock. Johns Hopkins in Account with Amherst. IV, 215. 

Cloak, G. W. To Amherst College. Poem. V, 163. 

College Window, The. Arranged in order of publication: 

The Editor's Job. IV, 1. 

Being a Contemporaneous Posterity. IV, 7. 

What Really Becomes of Amherst Men. IV, 10. 

Beyond the University. IV, 97. 

Culture and Kultur. IV, 100. 

A Cultural and Aesthetic Barometer. IV, 106. 

Our Court of Appeal. IV, 171. 

The Call of the Job. IV, 257. 

College, — or Chautauqua. IV, 261. 

When Trained Science Won Out. IV, 266. 

Virtues of a Certain Gold Watch Key. V, 3. 

The Plight of Uncommon Sense. V, 73. 

The Grim Art of Optimism. V, 149. 

Culture and College in Young America. V, 223. 


A Quarter Century's Dream and the Waking. V, 230. 

Trying Out the Superman. VI, 3. 

In the Beginning was the Word. VI, 77. 

On Being a Back Number. VI, 149. 

As Between Teacher and Taught. VI, 223. 
Commencement, The Ninety-fourth, 1915. V, 259. 
Commencement Pro Patria, A. (C. H. Patton.) VI, 250. 

Corbin, William L. In Memoriam. (O. A. B., Amherst, 1896.) Poem. VI, 196. 
" Instrument of God, The. Poem. IV, 119. 

** John Shakespeare's Little Lad. Poem. V, 245. 

* Kings. Poem. VI, 163. 

* O Country Mine. Poem. IV, 119. 
" Poems. IV, 275. 

" Tomorrow. Poem. V, 78. 

Critic's Retrospect, A. (W. C. Brownell.) V, 234. 

Dana, Samuel W. Letter. With portrait. VI, 176. 

Development of the Fraternity System, The. (C. F. Birdseye.) V, 246. 

Discimus Non Scolae Sed Vitae. (W. J. Newlin.) V, 7. 

DufiFey, Edwin. Charles Seymour Whitman. IV, 131. 

Dyer, Walter A. Ask Dad: He Knows. Poem. VI, 175. 

" The Fraternities at Amherst College. V, 79. 

Editorial Notes. V, 32; 111, 185, 255; VL 43, 111, 186, 254. 
Elwell, Levi Henry. (J. M. Tyler.) With 'portrait. VI, 108. 
Emerson, Benjamin K. The Geological and Mineralogical Collections of Amherst 
College. V, 17, 97. 
" A Personal Appreciation. (J. T. Stocking.) With por- 

trait. VI, 232. 
• Portrait. IV, 257. 

Enlistment of the Class of '61, The. (W. A. Lawrence.) VI, 235. 
Esty, William Cole. (G. D. Olds.) With -portrait. VI, 39. 

Faculty, The. VI, 54. 

" List of Publications Since January, 1912. V, 273. 

Fitch, Clyde; Playboy. Playwright, and Man of the World. (W.B.Chase.) IV, 31. 
" Some Recollections of, in College. (Albert S. Bard.) IV, 37. 

" Portrait. V, 198. 

Fletcher, William I. The Amherst Dickinsons and the College. With portraits. 

VI, 179. 
Football at Amherst College. (Raymond G. Gettell.) IV, 120. 
Fraternities at Amherst College, The. (W. A. Dyer.) V, 79. 
Fraternity Houses. Plates. 
Beta Theta Pi. V, 78. 

Delta Kappa Epsilon. V, 73. 
Delta Upsilon. V, 90. 

Phi Delta Theta V, 90. 

Psi Upsilon. V, 78. 


From Our Nonagenarian Alumnus. (S. W. Dana.) With portrait. VI, 176. 
From the Kamerun — a Letter. (George Schwab.) VI, 31. 

Genung, John F. Noah Webster in Person and in Memorial. IV, 125. 

" Some Notes on Amherst College Architecture. VI, 13. 

« Soul of Old Amherst. Song. IV, 42. 

* Vexillum Gloriosum. Poem. VI, 253. 

* A Personal Appreciation. (J. T. Stocking.) With portrait. 

VI, 232. 
Geological and Mineralogical Collections of Amherst College, The. (B. K. Emer- 
son.) V, 17, 97. 
Geological Lecture Rooms — Old and New. Plates. IV, 276. 
Gettell, Raymond G. Football at Amherst College. IV, 120. 
Goodnow, Frank Johnson. Professional Life of. (Munroe Smith.) IV, 206. 

" Portrait. IV, 171. 

Graduate and Man. (Bruce Barton.) IV, 269. 
Grosvenor, Edwin A. Plate. V, 3. 

Hamilton, James Shelley. Youth Singing. Poem. V, 244. 

Harris, George. Portrait. V, 276. 

Hartwell, Edward M. The Springfield Regatta of 1873. IV, 288. 

Hitchcock, Dr., and the Amherst Indian Collection. (F. B. Loomis.) IV, 276. 

Hitchcock, Pres. His Play. (G. F. Whicher.) V, 240. 

Hitchcock Field. Plate. V, 149. 

How the Amherst Spirit Works " Somewhere in France." (Emery Pottle.) V, 172, 

Internal Development of Amherst's Athletic Resources, The. (R. F. Nelligan.) 

V. 25. 
Intramural Sp>orts at Amherst. (P. C. Phillips.) V, 156. 

Johns Hopkins in Account with Amherst. (W. B. Clark.) IV, 215. 
Johnson, Burges. Amherst Debating Leagues. VI, 47. 

" Book Reviewing in Liberal Verse. VI, 23. 

" Deacon Stebbins — His Valedictory. Poem. VI, 168. 

" Deacon Stebbins On the Alumni. Poem. IV, 188. 

Kidder, Pancoast. A New Amherst Congressman. (B. H. Snell.) V, 103. 

Lansing, Robert, Secretary of State. Plate. V, 3. 

" Portrait. V, 198. 

Law, Frederick H. "Old Greek." Poem. VI, 91. 

" Sunrise at Amherst. Poem. IV, 184. 

Lawrence, William A. The Enlistment of the Class of '61. VI, 235. 
Library. The New. Plate. V, 223. 

" " With floor plans. V, 266. 

Loomis, Frederic B. Dr. Hitchcock and the Amherst Indian Collection. IV, 276. 

Marsh, Stephen. Beyond. Poem. IV, 130. 
" Memories. Poem. V, 245. 

* A Memory of Seneca Lake. Poem. V, 12. 


Marsh, Stephen. Patience. Poem. IV, 287. 

" Thy September. (To J. F. G.) Poem. VI, 231. 

" To H. G. G. Poem. IV, 30. 

Meiklejohn, Pres. Alexander. Place of Student Activities in the College. IV, 110. 
Modern Crusader in Palestine, The. (E. St. J. Ward.) V, 169. 
Morley, Herbert Small. Amherst' First Game of Intercollegiate League Baseball. 

VI. 171. 
Morse, Anson Daniel. With portrait. V, 175. 
"Mother of Mighty Men." (J. B. O'Brien.) V, 107. 

Navajo Orator, The. Plate. VI, 49. 

Nelligan, Richard F. The Internal Development of Amherst's Athletic Resources. 

V, 25. 
New Amherst Congressman, A. (Pancoast Kidder.) V, 103. 
Newlin, William J. Discimus Non Scolae Sed Vitae. V, 7. 
Note on Lord JeflFrey Amherst in Colonial Verse, A. (P. H. Boynton.) V, 165. 

O'Brien. John B. "Mother of Mighty Men." V, 107. 

Octagon. The Old. Plate. V. 24. 

Olds, George D. Beginning of the New Movement in Amherst. IV, 185. 

" William Cole Esty. With portrait. VI, 39. 

On College Hill in '61. (E. W. Chapin.) VI. 237. 
Opening of the College Year, The. (1916-17.) (F. S. AUis.) VI, 51. 
Our Exceptional Commencement Season. (June, 1917.) VI, 246. 

Parkhurst, Charles H. Portrait. V, 276. 
Patton, C. H. A Commencement Pro Patria. VI, 250. 
Phillips, Paul C. An All-Amherst Football Team. VI, 25. 
" Intramural Sports at Amherst. V, 156. 

Phipps, George G. College Songs. Poem. IV, 199. 

" The Deeper Presage. Poem. V, 16. 

Place of Student Activities in the College. (Alexander Meiklejohn.) IV, 110. 
Plattsburg, Amherst Men at. Plate. VI, 246. 
Poems. Alphabetical List: 

Ask Dad: He Knows. (W. A. Dyer.) VI, 175. 

At Sunset. (L. G. CaldweU.) VI, 100. 

Bench, The. (Willard Wattles.) VI, 185. 

Beyond. (Stephen Marsh.) IV, 130, 

Brute, The. (W. L. Corbin.) IV, 275. 

College Songs. (G. P. Phipps.) IV, 199. 

Deacon Stebbins — His Valedictory. (Burges Johnson.) VI, 168. 

Deacon Stebbins On the Alumni. (Burges Johnson.) IV, 188. 

In Memoriam. (O. A. B., Amherst 1896.) (W. L. Corbin.) VL 196. 

Instrument of God, The. (W. L. Corbin.) IV. 119. 

John Shakespeare's Little Lad. (W. L. Corbin.) V. 245. 

Kings. (W. L. Corbin.) VI, 163. 

Light of the Soul. (To Prof. E. P. CroweU.) V, 164. 

Little Town of Amherst, The. (Willard Wattles.) VI, 239. 

Memories. (Stephen Marsh.) V, 245. 


Memory of Seneca Lake, A. (Stephen Marsh.) V, 12. 

O Country Mine. (W. L. Corbin.) IV, 119. 

"Old Greek." (F. H. Law.) VI, 91. 

Patience. (Stephen Marsh.) IV, 287. 

Sunrise at Amherst. (F. H. Law.) IV, 184. 

Test, The. (W. L. Corbin.) IV, 275. 

Thy September. (To J. F. G.) (Stephen Marsh.) VI, 231. 

To Amherst College. (G. W. Cloak.) V. 163. 

To H. G. G. (Stephen Marsh.) IV, 30. 

Tomorrow. (W. L. Corbin.) V, 78. 

Two Pathways, The. (W. L. Corbin.) IV, 275. 

Vexillum Gloriosum. (J. F. Genung.) VI, 253. 

Youth Singing. (J. S. Hamilton.) V, 244. 
Pottle, Emery. How the Amherst Spirit Works "Somewhere in France." V, 172. 
Pottle. Emery, and E. H. Sudbury in France. Plate. V, 172. 
Powell, Chilton L. War and Intelligence. IV, 178. 

Reunion Journalism. V, 13. 

Reunion Trophy, The. IV, 201. 

Reunions-1917. VL 261. 

Review of the Year, 1916-1917. VI, 240. 

Roelker, Alfred, Jr. Amherst Militant: a Note from Plattsburg. V, 92. 

Rossiter, W. S. Thirty- Year Philosophy. IV, 13, 

Schwab, George. From the Kamerun — A Letter. VI, 31. 

Seabury, Joseph Bartlett. Lucien Ira Blake. With portrait. VI, 35, 

Season's Athletics, The. (1915-16.) V, 115. 

Sherman, Clarence E. The Amherst Memorabilia Collection and its Needs. VI, 92. 

Smith, Munroe. Professional Life of Frank Johnson Goodnow, The. IV, 206. 

Snell. Hon. Bertrand H. Portrait. V, 103. 

Some Notes on Amherst College Architecture. (J. F. Genung.) VI, 13. 

Some Notes on the Commencement Season. (1915.) V, 36. 

Soul of Old Amherst. Song. Words by J. F. Genung. Music arr. by W. P. Bigelow. 

IV, 42. 
Springfield Regatta of 1873, The. (E. M. Hartwell.) IV, 288. 
Stilwell, Lewis D. Checks and Balances in the Amherst Fraternities. V, 250. 
Stocking, Jay T. Ave Atque Vale. VI, 232. 
Suspended Life on the Border. (F. T. Barton.) VI, 96. 
Swasey, Henry C. The Season's Athletics. (1915-16.) V, 115, 

Thirty-Year Philosophy. (W. S. Rossiter.) IV, 13. 

Trustees, The. IV, 64, 144, 301. 

Tyler, John M. Levi Henry Elwell. With portrait. VI, 108. 

" William Hayes Ward. With portrait. V, 253. 

* A Personal Appreciation. (J. T. Stocking.) With portrait. VI, 232 

Undergraduate Affairs. IV, 56. 192; V, 115. 
Walker Hall, The First. Plate. V, 24. 


War and Intelligence. (Chilton L. Powell.) IV, 178. 

Ward, Edwin St. John. The modern Crusader in Palestine. V, 169. 

Ward, William Hayes. George Washburn, Amherst 1855. With portrait. IV, 293. 

" (J. M. Tyler.) With portrait. V, 253. 

Washburn, George, Amherst 1855. (W. H. Ward.) With portrait. IV, 293. 
Washburn, George, The Late Dr. (Viscount Bryce.) IV, 299. 

" Portrait. VI, 3. 

Wattles, Willard. The Bench. Poem. VI, 185. 

" The Little Town of Amherst. Poem. VI, 239. 

Webster Memorial Statue. Plate. IV, 125. 
Webster, Noah, His Faith. (Richard Billings.) IV, 124. 

" in Person and in Memorial (John F. Genung.) IV, 125. 

Whicher, George F. President Hitchcock's Play. V, 240. 
Whitcomb, George Henry. With portrait. V, 176. 
WTiitman, Charles Seymour. (Edwin Duffey.) IV, 131. 
" Plate. V. 3. 

" Portrait. IV, 95. 

Woods, Robert Archey. Portrait. V, 198. 

Yesterday's Child — An Interview. VI, 86. 





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Frontispiece: Drs. Bliss and Washburn . Facing 3 

The College Window : Trying Out the Superman . . 3 
Amherst in 1956. A Toast. Kenyan L. Biitterfield, 

Hon. '10 10 

Some Notes on Amherst College Architecture. John 

F. Genung, Union '70 13 

Book Reviewing in Liberal Verse. Surges Johnson, '99 23 

An All-Amherst Football Team. Paul C. Phillips, '88 25 

From the Kamerun, A Letter. George Schwab, '05 31 


Professor Lucien Ira Blake. An Appreciation. Joseph 

Bartlett Seahury, '69 . . . . . . 35 

Portrait: Lucien Ira Blake . . Facing 35 

Professor William Cole Esty. George D. Olds, Rochester, 

'73 39 

Portrait: William Cole Esty . . . Facing 39 
Rev. Daniel Bliss, D. D. From the Delta Upsilon 

Quarterly ....... 41 

Editorial Notes ....... 43 

Amherst Debating Leagues. Surges Johnson, '99 . 47 
The Trophy: The Navajo Orator. Hermon A. Mac- 
Neil, sculp. ....... 49 

The Opening of the College Year. Frederick S. Allis, '93 51 


The Associations 
The Faculty . 
The Classes 




The view on the cover, representing the geology division of the geological and 
biological laboratory, is chosen as illustrative of a point made in the article 
on "Amherst College Architecture," for which point we would refer the reader 
to page 15. 

The two men photographed together in the Frontispiece, are among the most 
distinguished graduates of Amherst: Dr. Daniel Bliss, '52, President of 
the Syrian Protestant College, Beirtit, Syria, and Dr. George Washburn, 
President of Robert College, Constantinople, Turkey. 

Kenton L. Butterfield, LL.D., from whom we quote the toast to "Amherst in 
1956," is President of the Massachusetts Agricultural College. He received 
his degree from Amherst College in 1910. 

Of the writer of "Some Notes on Amherst College Architecture" no introduction 
is necessary. This is the beginning of the sixth year that he has been putting 
his writing, such as it is, before the alumni in the Quarterly. 

BuRGES Johnson, who writes "Book Reviewing in Liberal Verse," is professor of 
English in Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, N. Y. See also "Amherst Debating 
Leagues," page 44. 

Dr. Paul C. Phillips, who writes on "An All- Amherst Football Team," and who 
is the Parmly Billings Professor of Hygiene and Physical Education, has 
written a number of very useful articles for the Quarterly. 

George Schwab, whose letter from the Kamerun will explain itself, is a missionary 
of the Presbyterian Board in Western Africa. He has done Amherst many 
useful services by sending information and specimens in natural history. 

Rev. Joseph B. Seabury, who writes the appreciation of Professor Blake, is pastor 
of the Congregational Church in Wayland, Mass. He had the distinction of 
being Mr. Blake's teacher in High School. 

Of Professor George D. Olds, as Dean of Amherst College, no introduction is 
necessary; as intimate friend and colleague in the same department of Pro- 
fessor Esty, of whom he writes, one can appreciate how well qualified he is 
to speak. 

Drs. I$liss AM) Washburn 



VOL. VI.— NOVEMBER, 1916.— NO. 1 


AN acquaintance of mine, who had been under ether in the 
surgical operating room, said that her first sensation on 
coming to consciousness was of a pair of huge eyes, many 
times larger than any eyes she had ever seen, looking solemnly 
into hers. I imagine that when our 
Trying Out the national sister Germany awakes from her 
Superman war debauch {Kriegsrausch, her own word) 

to a sane and sober self-consciousness, she 
will become aware, not without some searching of heart, of the 
eyes that for more than two years have been fixed upon her, eyes 
as big as the whole moral and civilized world, and as numerous 
as the whole company of scholars everywhere, looking at her less 
with reproach than with astonishment and puzzled inquiry. All 
of us are in the number, asking. Why such strange behavior? and 
after we have tried our best to silence our moral indignation at 
her barbarous moods and methods so as to judge her dispassion- 
ately, she still remains an enigma. From every college window 
in the land keen eyes are gazing Germany wards, making her case 
a kind of psychological clinic, and trying as it were so to reduce 
her mind and the mind of the world at large to a common de- 
nominator that we can understand each other. The solution is 
slow to materialize. There is a quaint old scripture prediction 
that some time nations that have misjudged one another would 
"see eye to eye," and we have long taken for granted that such 

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consummation is in the decrees of destiny; but it must be owned 
the inscrutable antics of the German mind confuse the outlook. 
We had thought we were playing for a comity and brotherhood of 
nations, but Germany is queering the game. Seeing eye to eye — 
except as gamecocks do — seems indefinitely postponed. 

In this world clinic we of course come across a variety of 
diagnoses. An eminent American psychologist, observing from 
the meridian of New Haven, entitled an article in a recent number 
of the Hibbert Journal, "The Human Mind versus the German 
Mind." I will not say he did not make out his case; but some- 
how it sounded a little too plumply as if his diagnosis had revealed 
on Germany's side not a man but a monster. At any rate, it was 
not favorable to finding common ground. An English writer, Mr. 
G. Lowes Dickinson, in his lately published book on " The European 
Anarchy," comes, I think, nearer the equation of the problem by 
furnishing a standing-point from which to reckon. "The 
Germans," he says, "are romantic, as the French are impulsive, 
the English sentimental, and the Russians religious. There is 
some real meaning in these generalizations. They are easily to 
be felt when one comes into contact with a nation, though they 
may be hard to establish or define." Now, without stopping to 
consider these other nations (for in this war we are making their 
acquaintance too), dear reader, did you ever realize that the 
Germans, of all people in the world, were romantic — romantic, 
and not grotesque? But it is even so; and the grotesqueness, 
which is everywhere in evidence, is one fruit of it. They carry 
their romance — such as it is — to its fated limits, and are not 
deflected by anything else. But let us hear Mr. Dickinson's 
explication of the matter. "When I say that the Germans are 
romantic," he continues, "I mean that they do not easily or 
willingly see things as they are. Their temperament is like a 
medium of colored glass. It magnifies, distorts, conceals, trans- 
mutes. And this is as true when their intellectual attitude is 
realistic as when it is idealistic." This explication brings us 
appreciably nearer common ground; for the romantic tempera- 
ment, in itself considered, the native tendency to color things 
beyond the sober hues of fact and stale routine, is an inspiring 

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asset of life. Its presence warms our hearts as we feel it in the 
older German life — in the minnesingers and simple-hearted 
artisans and legend-mongers and tellers of fairy tales. So far 
forth, then, we can accept the romantic temperament. 

But while it is the boon of the romantic temperament to raise 
the zest of life to a higher power, it is a sad pity when that zest 
colors and embroiders a maimed or stunted ideal; and this pity 
increases as the ideal becomes more realistic or is reduced to 
practice. Here is where the gap is widening between Germany 
and the rest of the world. Germany's romance is rooted in pagan 
soil, in the untilled fields of human progress. It draws its juices 
from the rude myths of Odin and Thor, whose wisdom is armed 
with thunder and hammer; its glory is in blood and iron; its notion 
of living with others contemplates not fellowship but subjugation 
and arbitrary exaction. We can readily deduce the kind of romance 
that such heredity engenders. It is a romance that revels in the 
clash of swords and the turmoil of slaughter; that organizes states 
on stern militaristic lines; that commits itself to the idea that might 
— that is, its might — is right, and that war is the normal condition 
of humanity. And then, as it achieves success in science and 
industry and commerce and learning (for there is romantic zest in 
these too), its self-regard grows overweening, having no balance- 
wheel to steady it, and so everything German is magnified to the 
superlative. When in time Nietzsche, out of a diseased mind, pro- 
pounds his philosophic idea of the Superman, they catch it up with 
all the avidity due to a latent but ripening surmise. Their romance 
is ready to fatten on the thought of a manhood of sheer will and 
power, without pity, without sympathy, utterly rigid and ruthless, 
in whose regard the one thing base and vile is weakness, — which 
weakness means not merely cowardice but anything savoring of 
tenderness or penitence, compassion or compunction — or as they 
sum it up, sentiment. A portentous being, this Superman, much 
more so than Bernard Shaw is big enough to juggle with. Of course 
he is only an individualized composite; and by natural self -inflation 
their swollen pride has distributed him into a super-race, a super- 
efficiency, a super-kultur, above all a super-state; until indeed 
nothing short of an abject and adulant world can have livable rela- 
tions with so enormous superiority. 

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There is a touch of the grotesque and absurd in this naive 
romance, or at least would be if it were not so tremendously serious. 
But this is not its essential trait. For all its loud ambitions, it is a 
maimed romance. It has the afflatus without the authentic 
soul. It errs not merely by the way it distorts and conceals 
things — that of necessary consequence; — it errs more funda- 
mentally by limitation and defect. It is romance without the 
chivalry, the magnanimity, the fairness, the tolerance of romance. 
How could Kipling ever have identified it with the traits praised 
in his address "To the True Romance?" — 

"O Charity, all patiently 

Abiding wrack and scaith! 
O Faith, that meets ten thousand cheats 

Yet drops no jot of faith! 
Devil and brute thou dost transmute 

To higher, lordlier show. 
Who art in sooth that lovely Truth 

The careless angels know!" 

These are virtues derived from the Cross; and the spirit of the 
Cross was not in the temperament of Thor and Odin. It has never 
had its rights in the public sentiment of Prussia. So, though she 
has sterling qualities that we admire, we cannot accord her the 
sympathy that in spite of her arrogance she earnestly desires; 
we have to accord her instead something of the pity due to a 
person who is spiritually defective, who is not all there. Only so 
can we allay our moral indignation at her moods and methods. 

The Superman is not a new discovery nor a new ideal. It is 
only the novel term and Nietzsche's sacrilegious limitation of him 
that is new. For nineteen centuries the world has rendered homage 
to such a Being, who however was gracious enough to call himself 
Son of man, and not to pose as super, at all. But this was because 
he was so thoroughly manly, with all a man's traits in free working 
order. That is essential to the real Superman; otherwise he is a 
monster. Chesterton has put this truth in his audacious way. 
"If the Superman is more manly than men are," he says, "of 
course they will ultimately deify him, even if they happen to kill 
him first. But if he is simply more supermanly, they may be 
quite indifferent to him as they would be to another aimless 

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monstrosity. He must submit to our test even in order to overawe 
us. Mere force or size even is a standard; but that alone will 
never make men think a man their superior. Giants, as in the 
wise old fairy-tales, are vermin. Supermen, if not good men, are 

And now it looks as if, romantically speaking, the Germans 
were trying out their Superman; and as if the moral and civilized 
world, apparently to their great regret, were perversely disposed to 
enact the r6le of Jack the Giant-Killer. Somehow their self- 
approval was so absorbing that they forgot the other fellow alto- 
gether; and this sort of reception was a real surprise. We all 
remember with what aplomb, not to say arrogance, they started 
in to take regal possession of their place in the sun. When I heard 
Dr. Dernburg, fresh from the outrages in Belgium and France, 
stand up to make wholesale justification of Germany's course, 
with more than implied reproach because the whole world did 
not applaud, an odd scrap of reminiscence came to my mind. I 
bethought me of a cartoon I saw many years ago in a comic paper 
representing two urchins playing circus. One was lying on the 
ground kicking up his heels frantically, and with a startled look 
on his face. The other, standing over him with doubled fists, was 
vigorously remonstrating, "Lie still! Why don't you lie still? If 
you don't lie still, how can I jump on your stomach .f*" Sure 
enough, I thought, how could such an essential part of the circus 
be played if the under boy wouldn't play fair ? And yet Belgium 
and France — and England too, perfidious England ! — had dared 
to kick resentfully and spoil the performance. And then in a 
wink it occurred to me that here was light on the anomalous 
situation. This bullying, self-inflated Empire, stimulated by 
Nietzsche and Treitzsche and Bernhardi to stage such a ruthless 
world circus, is not a superman; it is a super-boy. It has the 
mentality, the density, the crude glamors of the primitive boy 
raised to the n**^ lubber power. It is the abnormality of arrested 
development. There is where the German mind stands in the 
gamut of spiritual evolution : as it were in the unmoral hobbledehoy 
stage — neither childhood with its engaging openness of mind nor 
manhood with its tolerant poise and sagacity, but the lawless 
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noble game is to jump on someone's stomach, while the owner of 
the stomach, if he rebels, is not playing fair, — a character which 
the silly acts since perpetrated and the puerile motives and excuses 
urged have consistently borne out. This may seem a harsh thing 
to say, but really it is the most charitable judgment one can form. 
One hates to attribute the frightfulness, the atrocities, the ruth- 
lessness, the peevish reprisals, the gas bombs, the Zeppelin raids, 
the running amuck in the world's commerce, to sheer cruelty and 
fiendishness; one seeks to save a little of the human; but there is in 
it the mark of immaturity, the crudity of a nature not yet attained to 
manly judgment. One hates to pronounce upon such a mind the 
punishment of the liar, which, as Bernard Shaw remarks, " is not in 
the least that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe anyone 
else;" one has to note, however, the sad inability of the German 
to enter into the mind or motives of others. It is as if some vital 
sense were lacking, or as if, to repeat Mr. Dickinson's words, he 
did " not easily or willingly see things as they are ; " and the kindest 
thing one can say of this is that some essential trait is not yet devel- 
oped from boyhood to manhood, or what on the national scale is 
the same thing, from the heathen to the Christian. So this stupid 
war is doing the world one service at least; it is confirming the 
conviction which nineteen centuries of spiritual evolution have 
engendered in the best minds — that the mind of man or nation 
which draws its ruling principle from sheer barbarism, and spurns 
the spiritual graces of Christianity, so far from being the mind of 
the superman or super-state, or super-race, or super-culture, is 
not even adult. It has not entered that sun-lit hemisphere of 
being where the full-orbed, live-and-let-live manhood has come 
into its own. A decade ago Mr. Joseph Conrad diagnosed the 
case as "the simplicity of a nation which more than any other has 
a tendency to run into the grotesque;" but since this ruthless war 
has swallowed up the grotesque in the hard and horrific, it seems 
more fitting to call it the raw simplicity of a spiritual bumpkin. 
Its romantic temperament has misled it, as playing pirate or "injun" 
sometimes misleads an American urchin. And as for the idea of 
the Superman — a searching experience is trying it out. 

In the course of nature a boy becomes a man, and if he has the 
right stuflf in him he learns to put away childish things and take 

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on a man's judgment and tolerance and reasonableness. In the 
course of experience "a young man will be wiser by and by," and 
if he has the right spring of wisdom in him he learns, not to put 
away his glamors and romances but to raise them to a saner power 
by looking facts in the face and getting the just relations of things. 
And what is true of men is true of nations; it is a fallacy to shift 
moral and spiritual standards for numbers, as if one could thereby 
get onward toward a philosophic Superman. In the course of a 
healthy spiritual evolution nations learn manlier things than to 
jump on each other's stomachs; they learn the nobler game of 
marching together in comity and fellowship to the higher destiny 
in which great and small can share. The wait for this is irksome 
now, and none can prophesy times and seasons. It will require 
all the faith and hope and charity that we can get from above to 
hold to a staunch optimism and fairness in the face of this awful 
chaos of war; but in the long run these old-fashioned Christian 
virtues may be trusted, I feel sure, to win out, for they have the 
casting-vote of destiny. Things will look very different, both to 
Germany and to the rest of us, when the world, which is now 
bursting its juvenile jacket — for we are all more or less intimately 
involved in the puerile circus — has emerged from its hobbledehoy 
stage. The game will be less stupid and less grotesque, but 
infinitely more fairly played and satisfying. And the Superman, 
if our faith still images one, will not be a ruthless being manu- 
factured like a machine out of accumulated greeds and ambitions, 
but the Being more the object of every man's homage and fellow- 
ship, " the same yesterday and to-day and for ever." 

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kenyon l. butterfield 

[On October 7th Dr. Charles S. Walker (Yale, 1867), who was post-graduated at 
Amherst in 1885 with the degree of Ph.D., gave a birthday dinner memorializing 
seventy years of life and forty years of residence in Amherst. A very representa- 
tive company was assembled, and the speaking was to various phases of the 
subject, "What worth while has been done in Amherst during the past forty 
years.^" President Butterfield (hon. '10), in the closing speech, gave a presage 
of the next forty years of Amherst which at our request he has kindly furnished 
for the readers of the Quarterly. — Editors.] 

IN depicting the Amherst of 1956, we can speak only in terms 
of ideals and aspirations, not by the rule of probabilities. 
And first of all, I know the citizens of Amherst who are not 
connected with the colleges will feel no whit of resentment when 
I say that forty years hence the chief glory of Amherst will still 
reside in her two colleges, then as now the southern and the 
northern gates of the village. 

There will be added thousands of men, many of them as yet 
unborn, some just tackling the real problems of life, some grown 
gray in the world's service, — men residing in every state in the 
Union and in many lands overseas, men with diverse aims and 
with varying degrees of achievement, but men having one dear 
common tie and one abiding influence in their lives — four years 
of college life in Amherst. 

With the years the colleges will grow greater in their effective- 
ness, because to an increasing extent the solution of the problems 
of democracy demands the leadership of the trained man, the 
man of vision who can discern the direction and power of the 
everlasting tides of divine purpose, and can thereby serve as the 
skillful pilot for the ship that bears mankind towards its goal. 
The colleges will become more democratic — the ideal of purely 
personal value to the student will gradually be absorbed into an 
ideal of service to humanity; the passion for the welfare of the 

Amherst IN 1956 11 

common man will more and more dominate the work and pervade 
the atmosphere of college life. The influence of Amherst's col- 
leges will grow and spread and multiply beyond all conception of 
their founders and early builders. 

But Amherst is not wholly dependent upon her colleges for her 
reputation. Settled by the stock that has made New England 
great, she has sent out sons and daughters into places of power. 
She has retained within her boundaries the sturdy independence 
and the physical and mental vigor of the days of yore. She is a 
village set on a hill of beauty, with outlooks that command what 
is not only "the fairest intervale of all New England," but one 
of the most charming scenes to be discovered all the wide world 
round. She is an integral part of that remarkable view from 
Mt. Tom which for interest and variety is to my mind without 
a peer, for it looks down upon a valley of rare loveliness, framed 
in picturesque foothills and romantic mountains; upon a region 
rich in the historic associations of a quarter of a millennium; 
upon an area sprinkled with busy villages and ennobled with 
cities of industrial importance and renown; upon a type of farm- 
ing probably unexcelled in America and rarely equalled in Europe; 
upon a quartet of colleges, each unique and in the first rank in 
its own way. And these resources Amherst will still have in 
1956. They are among the things that abide. The everlasting 
hills are Amherst's portion, and from them she shall forever draw 
her strength. 

So much for the general view of Amlierst forty years from to- 
night. May I specify with just a bit more of definite prophecy 
by proposing three toasts, each of which let us trust may span 
the years that must pass before 1956 is a reality.? 

Amherst College in 1956 

Stalwart in the strength of ripening years; nourishing mother 
of sturdy sons who still form the vanguard of progress in business, 
in education, in statesmanship, in the redemption of mankind 
from ignorance, sin and folly; still forward-looking, conserving 
her noble history only as the oil for the lamps of inspiration for- 
ever burning on the altars of service, she ever sheds her light 
upon the pathway that men tread upward into the mountains 
of God. 

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Massachusetts Agricultural College in 1956 

Nearing the century mark, she has become strong in the full- 
ness of matured power. Proud of the careers of thousands of sons 
and daughters who are serving the cause of the people of the 
furrow, she preserves her strength through contact with that soil 
which furnishes food for human kind and remains the solid founda- 
tion upon which nations are built and cities renewed. Her out- 
look is still toward the summit of an ongoing and upreaching 
rural civilization. Mistress of all the sciences and of all the arts 
that can contribute to the welfare of the tillers of the soil, never- 
failing fountain of genuine rural statesmanship. 

Amherst Town in 1956 

Beautiful for situation, lovely as the Vale of Arno, her gaze as 
always toward the eternal hills, still guarded by Toby and Tom 
and Holyoke; still peopled by a race of vigorous Americans, 
albeit some of them recently grafted on to the parent stock. She 
cherishes the Puritan conscience, and, wise with the knowledge 
that the years have brought, cares for her own with high intelli- 
gence, and, if necessary, in real sacrifice. She is alive to the 
problems of community building, thoroughly imbued with the 
community spirit, ever planning for community progress. 

Such, gentlemen, are my toasts to the Amherst of 1956. 

Some Notes on Amherst College Architecture 13 



JUST a few informal remarks, meant mainly to set the ball 
of reflection rolling — that is all I would undertake to 
write at present; notes not professing expertness or sys- 
tem, not minded either to knock or to dream, but merely in a 
non-technical way to consider our architectural situation and 
problem. The subject is certainly timely. It may soon be past 
its bloom. When one can, almost from a single point of view, 
see a memorial dormitory and five fraternity houses all less than 
four years old, one of the latter not yet dedicated; when one can 
from the same point hear the sounds of busy labor from a sixth 
fraternity house and an imposing new library building now in 
course of construction — it is getting time, one would think, to 
ask ourselves where we architecturally are and whither bound. 
So many buildings erected almost at once, — is it in impulsive 
response to a kind of spasm of rivalry, or in wise obedience to a 
soundly considered and forward-looking movement? An ap- 
proaching centennial is only five years away; shall it, when it 
arrives, see these superb college precincts occupied by something 
artistic and dignified and homogeneous, or by an architecture 
that from time to time through its century of history has virtu- 
ally happened? Some of our sister colleges have felt the thrill of 
coming anniversaries and responded to it by reformed and reno- 
vated building. Is this what the present impulse to construction 
means, — and what shall our hundredth year see of performance, 
what of noble promise? 


Of one thing we are permanently sure, namely, our incompara- 
ble site. Nothing will deprive us of that, nor of the architectural 
use that has been made of it. When the returned graduate fifty 
years hence sees Amherst hill from afar, the sight, as every alum- 
nus hopes, will be familiar, — the tower of Johnson chapel rising 

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between those two plain dormitories of red brick; and his thought 
— or rather his emotion — will be not of new art but of old times. 
The original builders, by their choice and use of site, set a perma- 
nent stamp on the college, as one gets its first impression. This 
fact is recognized by the noted architectural critic, the late Mr. 
Montgomery Schuyler, who in December 1910 published in the 
Architectural Record an article on the three colleges Dartmouth, 
Williams, and Amherst. He remarks: "Almost as soon as it had 
obtained its regular collegiate charter, in 1825, Amherst had pro- 
vided itself with what may be called a typical set of quarters for 
a 'small college,' a central 'recitation building,' containing also 
the chapel and the library, flanked by dormitories. These edifices 
continue to constitute not only the nucleal, but the dominant, 
feature of the actual institution." As long as this feature remains 
dominant, Amherst College will be not only the enlarged and 
beautified institution that every alumnus hopes to see, but "old 
Amherst," with its sacred and historic associations ever in the 

This aspect of our situation is worth noting because of its 
influence on the use we can fitly make of other parts of our site. 
It differentiates us from the other colleges, and gives us an inimi- 
table individuality. Let me illustrate this by continuing the 
quotation from Mr. Schuyler, in a passage which compares three 
college sites. "All the colleges we are considering are," he says, 
"fortunately, placed among beautiful or impressive natural sur- 
roundings — Dartmouth on its terrace above the ' sweet and 
solemn flow' of the Connecticut, Williams among the bolder and 
more precipitous heights of the Taconic range, almost within the 
shadow of Greylock, the tallest peak in Massachusetts, and in 
one of the most alluring sites that even Berkshire affords. But 
Amherst has the distinction which belongs to a college set on a 
hill, and this hill, the crest of which Amherst promptly pre- 
empted, commands a noble prospect of the subject lands, in 
spite of the crowded grove, the grove of Akademia, which shows 
that even a college that is set on a hill can at times be hid, a grove 
which Amherst has been well advised to prune and thin but very 
sparingly. She has been well advised, also, in keeping the ridge 
for her patrimonial buildings and keeping her more 'architec- 
turesque' additions at a distance which secures the nucleus from 

Some Notes on Amherst College Architecture 15 

interference, and promotes the homogeneousness of the total 

As a consequence of this preemption of the commanding site 
by the original college buildings, Amherst's individual distinction 
is, that she is not favorably adapted to make a show of impressive 
or imposing buildings. Her unique site, with its enchanting views 
in every direction, is and must remain her unique show-place. 
As one passes the old buildings, one finds her principal campus 
sequestered, like the penetralia of an ancient temple. Few 
buildings, if any, can be regarded as fronting upon it. The old 
buildings quite frankly turn their backs, as does also the College 
Church; Williston and Appleton Cabinet their ends; the Gym- 
nasium its side. Even Walker Hall was planned to have its 
principal facade to the north, while the south facade was regarded 
as providing virtually a rear entrance. Barrett Hall peeps in from 
the northeast corner, and the new Geological and Biological 
laboratory over the hill from the southwest; but even the latter, 
by its balcony looking toward the Holyoke range, is disposed 
to insist on our looking away from architecture to scenery, — a 
thing which perhaps we can do without pain when this build- 
ing furnishes the architecture. There is little chance for an 
artistic show-place, then, when we come to the campus; I 
could not help thinking of that the other day when I saw the 
magnificent campus at Dartmouth. But the campus itself, with 
its grove and its outlooks and its row of stately maples leading 
now to the Webster Memorial but formerly to the back of the 
College Church, — the campus itself, how incomparably beautiful 
it is. One might almost say that any emphasis of architecture 
were an impertinence; it would be fated to swear either at the 
old buildings which sequester it or to the scenery which make 
it vulgar and superfluous. This is not the place for display. And 
yet, when we come to its outlook toward the east, with the College 
Church stationed there to point toward the Pelham hills, we come 
to what Mr. Schuyler regards as "doubtless the most interesting 
and admirable of the buildings of Amherst," — a building which, 
as little as the others, seeks to draw attention to itself. 


Up to about the middle of the nineties there seems, if we may 
judge from the present aspect of results, to have been a good 

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deal of the fortuitous in the style and setting of new college 
buildings. America itself, in fact, had not learned a scholarly 
architecture, and our colleges could not well be very far in ad- 
vance of their age. It is a real inspiration to think of the progress 
that has been made since then or a little before. For one thing, 
a new branch of the art has come into prominence, namely, 
landscape architecture, the maintenance of congruity between the 
building and its surroundings, and in many cases the manipula- 
tion of surroundings to match the elaborateness of the building. 
The influence of this significant movement, combined perhaps 
with the acquisition of the Boltwood estate, touched some of 
our younger graduates; and in 1903, at their ten-year reunion, 
the Class of 1893 appointed an Art Commission to take into 
consideration the beautifying of the college grounds and the loca- 
tion of new buildings with wise reference to their surroundings 
and to one another. The occasion was auspicious; for the Bolt- 
wood property opened up the splendid opportunity for a second 
campus, or park, on which buildings could be located and erected 
to much better effect than on the old one. This was but a stage 
toward the consummation of an earlier plan; as we can see when 
we note that Walker Hall, erected in 1871, was evidently planned 
to front at the head of a street, or avenue, for which in fact the 
college owns the right of way nearly to Spring Street. This Art 
Commission got out two rather elaborate models of the grounds 
and the proposed buildings, which models may still be seen in 
the upper room of Johnson chapel. They are remarkable for the 
rather constant way in which they have been disregarded. Still, 
the work of this commission was by no means in vain. It set the 
alumni and friends of the college thinking; it opened the way 
to sesthetic inquiry and caution; it called a silent halt to the 
forcing of individual whims and tastes on the ensemble of a 
college scheme, until these had been tested and studied. And 
this was much. The actual size and placing of the buildings, 
indeed, was to some degree a subordinate matter. 

The first buildings to be erected after the generosity of Mr. D. 
Willis James, by obtaining the Boltwood estate, opened the pos- 
sibilities of a new and more sightly campus, were not of a kind 
very auspicious toward setting an impressive or even academic 
architectural type. The Fayerweather laboratory is a sensible 

Some Notes on Amherst College Architecture 17 

piece of work, whose terra cotta decorations do not disguise its 
dominant utilitarian purpose; one would be hard put to it to tell 
at a little distance whether it is devoted to learning or to manu- 
facture. The counselors that be — to wit, the Commission — 
were minded to put the next building, the Geological and Bio- 
logical Laboratory, at the edge of this new campus, namely, 
where the Barrett Hall stands; but they had Professor Emerson, 
who is the spirit of utility and efficiency incarnate, to reckon with; 
and he insisted on locating the laboratory where it would do the 
most good. The view we have reproduced on our cover not only 
literally represents, it symbolizes, the speaking result. From the 
corner of the old campus — already, as we have seen, the most 
self-effacing campus among the colleges — the building looks 
resolutely away from itself toward a range of view wherein the 
geology of the whole region is revealed in a picture which enters 
the very class-room. To us it is enchanting landscape; to the 
scholar it is that but also the radiant material of science. But 
the building itself, so frankly utilitarian, furnishes little occasion 
for architectural or aesthetic pride; it joins with the others in a 
refusal to compete with its natural surroundings. 

Prior to the erection of these two laboratories Amlierst had 
for many years been virtually at a standstill, architecturally 
speaking. As a consequence she almost entirely escaped the 
shifting fashions and fads — or as they were so well meant let 
us rather call them waves — of architectural style which passed 
over the country as, since the second century of our Republic 
began, our American artists and builders have been feeling their 
way to an all-round American style. There is little if anything 
to remind us of the Queen Anne, or the Richardsonian Roman- 
esque, or what the colored guide in Washington called "the 
modern French reminiscences." We have met and weathered 
their lures and their aberrations, but they spent their influences 
elsewhere. There were times when the escape was a narrow one; 
when perhaps we should have fallen a prey to one of the loudest 
of the fads if it had not been for the not altogether deplorable 
condition which a German once described as "Ueberfluss an 
Geldmangel" — which is to say, being interpreted, "a superfluity 
of moneylack." As I write I have before me an elaborately 
drawn and colored set of plans, procured in the Gates admiuis- 

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tration, for a new College Hall, to be erected where the present 
College Hall stands, and to which was to be attached a pastor's 
residence. If you should see these designs once, gentle reader, 
you would thank your stars, I think, that we have safely emerged 
into an era, I will not say of better but different, and certainly 
of less riotous taste. The architect himself, as I feel sure from 
subsequent splendid designs of his, would hardly dare to have 
these designs erected now. 


For we live and learn; and no more vigorous and healthy 
growth in learning can be found than in the architectural pro- 
fession. The years during which Amherst's building was rela- 
tively quiescent were momentous for the art. The waves of fad 
and fashion through which it passed, with their risks of excess 
and aberration, were a kind of unstable equilibrium; and as we 
look the field over, at least in this part of our land, we seem to 
feel a much greater sanity and repose, as if architecture were con- 
sciously nearing the equilibrium of a relatively permanent Ameri- 
can ideal. For one element of the case, architecture is a far more 
scholarly thing than it was; it has drawn from the best works 
and designs of the ages, it has submitted itself, as in liberal cul- 
ture, to rigid yet generous schooling. For another element, it is 
a much more inward thing. I have remarked on its alliance with 
landscape; it has discovered also that the atmosphere of a place, 
and its local experiences and histories, and its individualized 
meanings among its neighbor places, — in a word, its specific 
life — ought to be sweetly and subtly interwoven with its ar- 
chitectural art. The architects who have so lately designed our 
new fraternity and other buildings have felt the charm of the 
place, and have sought an inner rapport with it. They are dis- 
posed to help us work out the problem of our artistic and aes- 
thetic future on these essentially spiritual lines. Let me quote 
here what Mr. Lionel Moses, the designer of the new Delta 
Kappa Epsilon house, says at the close of his article on "The 
New Sigma House:" 

"And now a last word for Amherst: One has but to walk 
around; to visit the Hadleys and see the old churches there; to 
linger under the spreading elms; to open one's mind to the har- 

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mony which prevails between nature and early New England art 
in order to feel the spirit which pervades the valley. At some 
time in the history of Amherst souls failed to respond to these 
notes of harmony, and buildings (shall we call them 'frozen 
music?') were, alas, erected, out of tune with the song which 
the valley sings to those who will but listen. But this era, let us 
hope, has forever passed and a future generation of college men 
will look upon buildings later built than the early ones, which 
will, in time, possess a charm like the old, around which the 
first Amherst students gathered." 

The remarkable activity in building that is now upon us is 
due, as an initial impulse, mainly to the feeling of the fraternities 
that a movement for better housing was urgent; I think I can 
say this without disparagement to the Pratt Memorial Dormi- 
tory, whose occasion was different. And the fraternities had 
abundant reason. In his article on Amherst Architecture, already 
quoted from, Mr. Schuyler says : 

"It is to be remarked, however, that the fraternity houses at 
Amherst are by no means of so much architectural interest as at 
some other colleges. They have, for the most part, nothing dis- 
tinctive. The fraternities seem to have taken counsel only of 
the local carpenter, who is by no means so trustworthy a guide 
as he was in the days when he was building, for example, the 
Boltwood mansion." 

We have only to call to mind the former quarters of the Delta 
Upsilon, the Phi Delta Theta, the Psi Upsilon, and the Delta 
Kappa Epsilon, to find this statement fully borne out. But the 
situation which Mr. Schuyler found in 1910 is already bravely 
remedied. The fraternities in their forward-looking — or perhaps 
forward-yearning — zeal had the fortune to fall into good archi- 
tectural hands. Mr. Cox, to whose lot it fell to design five fra- 
ternity houses in rapid succession, has chosen for all of them a kind 
of Colonial-Georgian style, rather flexibly treated; and he has 
taken much pains to make them varied in style yet homogeneous 
with one another and with their relation to the Common on which 
they nearly all face. Of course there were the ideas of the frater- 
nities themselves to consult, from the patrician dignity of the Psi 
Upsilon and the^ Dutch-Colonial gables of the Phi Delta Theta 
to the domestic and homey effect of the Beta Theta Pi. All five 

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of the buildings reveal what is at present the dominant architec- 
tural taste, — hovering more or less closely round the Colonial, 
as it is popularly called, or more correctly the Georgian style. 
Mr. Moses, who has designed the Delta Kappa Epsilon house more 
on the club idea, has adhered rather more severely to the pure 
Georgian. Of his work he himself writes me : 

"The exterior of the Deke House plainly expresses the uses 
and the constructional divisions of the building, the graded sizes 
of the windows of the different stories indicating the varying 
importance of the rooms of each floor and the Ionic pilasters 
recalling the separating walls which divide the building vertically 
into three parts. 

"The design is of Georgian character, the essence of which is 
simplicity. This style must rely for its beauty on general pro- 
portion, symmetry, and the proper relations of the parts to the 
whole, rather than on undue ornamentation. The tone of color 
is another feature of the style, for a Georgian building must be 
quiet in effect and harmonize with its surrounding foliage." 

I have already quoted a paragraph in which his enthusiasm 
for the artistic and aesthetic interests of Amherst is evident; 
this shows the studied and scholarly spirit in which both he and 
Mr. Cox are striving to meet the conditions of their unique 
artistic opportunity. 


But while this remarkable upspringing of architectural activity 
both in the fraternities and in the college at large sets our thoughts 
toward the future, and while when our centenary comes we desire 
a comely artistic showing, it is not in the spirit of old Amherst to 
despise or disparage our noble heritage from the past, noble in 
more ways than architectural. Our buildings may not present 
much artistic distinction, but they enshrine priceless memories 
and associations. They are homogeneous with the struggles and 
successes of the college. Of many a homely edifice we can adopt 
the words of Mr. Schuyler about Hitchcock Hall, which we hated 
to see demolished, and the President's House: "At any rate," 
he says of the former, "there is no question that the present 
edifice 'belongs.' Equally does the President's House belong, 

Some Notes on Amherst College Architecture 21 

originally a barnlike structure of no architectural pretensions or 
interest, but amplified and furnished with decorative features 
quite in keeping with the genius of the place and the institution." 
Here, after all, is a trait that our centenary Amherst cannot well 
afford to miss. We are getting to an age where we can ignore the 
too prevalent tendency of heedless and headstrong young America 
to despise the remains of simpler and more primitive days. That 
a building should "belong," not merely and not mainly to the 
canons of {esthetic taste, but to the hopes and histories, the 
stresses and expedients, that have gone to the making of our 
college experience, is an intimate element of our alumni feeling 
which we may sacredly cherish. Take Walker Hall as a case in 
point. I think I have heard more "cussing" about that building 
than about any other (of course we all except poor old Williston), 
because, forsooth, it has been restored in a way that is deemed 
incongruous. But that restoration is a record. When the upper 
story of that building was devoted to a different purpose — 
changed from a museum to a lecture hall — it required a different 
fenestration and more light. It is difficult to see how the change 
could have been better managed, unless it were in the color of 
the trim. Do some of our older graduates remember that when 
in its restoration the building was promoted from museum to class- 
room hall the two windows that flank the bay on the north fagade 
were opened up from dead stone panels that made the edifice look 
like a mausoleum (compare the library) to function as real win- 
dows? Get the view from the north, and imagine how it looked 
before the " cussing " began. To my mind the restored Walker Hall 
is much more dignified, and on the whole not less self-congruous, 
than the old. That, however, is not the point. For the sake of old 
associations and memories, which have woven themselves into the 
spiritual texture of Amherst College, we can afford to tolerate here 
and there a fault in technique, or even a lapse from our complacent 
— and perhaps ephemeral — wave of taste. There is the Octa- 
gon, for instance. None of us can decide in our minds what ought 
to be done with that; and I suppose many of us think we could 
worship it without breaking the second commandment. Years 
ago I was showing our college to a friend from Williams who 
had never seen Amherst before. As we were passing the Octagon 
I thought of that story of Thackeray, who when he first visited 
Washington and a friend was trying to get him safely past that 
absurd equestrian statue wherein the horse was balanced preca- 
riously on its hind feet remarked rather mischievously, "Where 

22 Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 

are the rockers?" In like effort I endeavored to engage my 
friend in some absorbing discussion that would for the moment 
divert his attention from too close observation; but alas, my 
eflForts were vain, and — with perhaps a spice of malice — he 
slyly asked, "Is that your gas-house?" Yet to our old graduates 
that too is a record, — perhaps of a queer streak of taste, but 
otherwise of a man who in the old days left an indelible stamp 
on Amherst College. It helps us recall, in the versatile endow- 
ments of President Hitchcock, not only his hobby of admiration 
for octagonal construction, but the distinction he gave to Amherst 
for his scientific attainments, and not less, for being the father of 
"Old Doc." Its thoroughly honest construction, too, puts the 
vaunted Hitchcock Hall to shame. A great deal of the sturdy old 
Amherst gleams forth from that odd piece of architecture; it stands 
there not for idle and unsympathetic tourists to see, but for alumni 
to cherish and remember. 

But I have rambled on too long. I return to that second 
campus which the opening of the Boltwood estate gave to the 
prophecy of the situation. Gone are the rural objects which 
once constituted the view from the fine north fagade of Walker 
Hall — the old red barn and the well and the hen-house and the 
orchard, — and a comely terrain is calling alluringly for the addi- 
tions that may in future be made to the architectural wealth 
and beauty of Amherst College. It may never pose prominently 
as a show place, for it faces on a side street. But so far as work 
has gone it has already been put to noble use, in the laying out 
of the oval and in the erection of the Morris Pratt Memorial 
Dormitory, — the latter a kind of harbinger of the newer archi- 
tecture for which we may look. And as we thus begin to plan 
and build for the future, we seem to be just in time to avail our- 
selves of the greater scholarliness and inwardness which, as it 
has already come into our American art, finds these distinctive 
college traits already there. And I think I may say the new 
library building is wisely designed to put the lasting emphasis, 
expressed in a style at once classic and modern, on the art that 
we would have prevail in the coming century of Amherst. It 
stands at the one point where — apart from the venerable original 
buildings — Amherst is able, or cares, to make a show. And she 
will not miss her purpose, strong from old days and old experiences, 
of showing for what she is. 

Book Reviewing in Liberal Verse 23 


surges JOHNSON 

WE walked into her garden; 
Glistening dew lay freshly on the buds and blades. 
Such violation of the virgin day was not my wont 
But she, my gentle hostess — she had bade me. 
When each wished each good-night, she then had said — 
"You are a poet; 
So before the world's astir, 

I would see my dear garden through your eyes!" 
She would have led me by her roses 
And her heliotropes. 
Ah yes, I know her kind ! — 

Sniffing those same world-old conventional perfumes 
Time after time; 

Affecting new wonder in some stilted phrase. 
Not I ! I had noted well the labyrinth of paths, 
As I had looked from my high chamber window. 
(And e'en if I had not, 't would matter not; 
My scent grows keener day by day for what I seek), 
So, despite her gentle guiding pressure on my arm, 
I led us toward the rearward entrance of her house. 
There, behind a mockery of little evergreens and 
Such-like stuff, we came upon 
The Garbage Can. 

"I knew," she said, in friendly mild appeal, 
"You did not need to show me." 
Did not need ! — Aha ! she had not known 
That all the roses in her garden. 
All the tiger-lilies, quaint snap-dragons. 
Even rare exotics and the like 
Were colorless and odorless to me, — 
All the palms and potted plants were commonplace to me 
Beside this Garbage Can. 

24 Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 

So I held her, while I pawed the contents. 

Here were stories hid that only lacked a reader, — 

Secrets here of her own household. 

Ever and anon I turned to feed upon 

The startled wonder in her eyes. 

Nor cared I if the tribute that she paid 

Was for the stuff I pawed, or me that pawed it. 

That look was what I wanted, — 

I, the free poet. 

An All-Amherst Football Team 25 



[Note. — Amherst Alumni, who follow the football fortunes of the college, often 
wonder how the players of to-day compare with those of a past generation. It 
is well-nigh impossible to make comparisons between players of the present time 
and those of a day when the game was quite different, but it is possible to make 
a selection from among the football heroes of ten or twenty years, and it is such 
a selection which Dr. Phillips, at the suggestion of the editors and with the assist- 
ance of others who have followed the game, presents herewith. We believe that 
Amherst alumni will value this critique of Amherst players by one who has been 
closelj' in touch with Amherst athletics for many years. — The Editors.] 

It i.s not an easy task even in imagination to bring between the 
goal posts of Pratt Field an eleven composed of the greatest 
football players who have represented Amherst since 1900. Of 
course there are Jack Hubbard and John Pinkett, Bemis Peirce 
and Cliff Lewis who stand almost in a class by themselves and 
could not be omitted from any all-Amherst team. As the rest 
pass in review before one, however, each of several seems a foot- 
ball hero worthy of a place upon any eleven. Change in the 
style of game, the dependence of one man's play upon the work 
of others on his team and on the coaching, the strength or weak- 
ness of adversaries in the sixteen years, all add to the difficulty of 
selection. Not the least obstacle to the choice of a team which 
shall commend itself to the player and spectator alike is the 
glamour of college days, which makes heroic the play of men of 
one's own time in college to the detriment of our cooler judgment. 
The teams will be selected from classes 1900 to 1916 inclusive. 

To plunge in at once "where angels fear to tread," the follow- 
ing men are selected for the first and second elevens during the 
last fifteen years. 


Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 

First Eleven 

H. R. Crook, '07 
R. E. Rollins, '05 
J. W. Park, '03 
J. R. Pinkett, '11 
W. W. Palmer, '05 
F. E. Peirce, '05 
E. M. Roberts, '11 

C. B. Lewis, '06 
M. C. Shattuck, '08 
J. H. Hubbard, '07 

D. N. Miles, '12 

Right end 
Right tackle 
Right guard 
Left guard 
Left tackle 
Left end 
Right half back 
Left half back 
Full back 

Second Eleven 

J. J. Raftery, '05 
T. R. Creede, '13 
H. S. Osborn, '07 
S. D. Chamberlain, '14 
H. A. Varnum, '03 
A. E. Morse, '02 
V. E. Priddy, '06 
W. H. Swift, '02 
S. W. Rider, '16 
J. H. Biram, '04 
J. H. Madden, '12 

The fact that every football Solon consulted in the selection of 
the first team began his reply with: "Well, there's no question 
about Jack Hubbard" — or words more emphatic — verifies the 
writer's opinion that the outstanding figure on the Amherst foot- 
ball team since 1900 is John H. Hubbard of the Class of 1907. 
Of unusual physique and a natural player he came to Amherst 
from Smith Academy, Hatfield, and made the team his Freshman 
year. He was, taken all in all, the strongest, if not the most 
elusive, broken field runner of his generation, and as a line plunger 
without a rival. When, at a critical moment in a Dartmouth 
game at Amherst, a cross buck play went wrong and, instead of 
the hole John expected to find he was met by his own tackle 
pushed back on him, something stirred within him and by a su- 
perhuman effort he took both tackles down the field almost ten 
yards. He was a quick and long punter and could time and 
place his kicks well. The best defensive back we have had in a 
decade he was, and nearly the best tackier. My only exception 
is in his own family. "Si" Hubbard in this department was 
unapproachable. Weighing 178 pounds and yet fast, a quick 
thinker, of great strength and with wonderful reserves of power 
for emergencies, several times an " All- America " choice, John 
Hubbard is my first selection for half back. 

It is not so easy to name the second. Could we go ba;ck of 
1900 Van Leuven would easily get this place, but within our 
time limits it lies between "General" Miles, '12, and M. C. 
Shattuck, '08. As a fast end runner or plunger Miles was easily 

An All-Amherst Football Team 27 

superior to Shattuck, but in versatility Shattuck probably ex- 
celled any half back on the list. Few have equalled him as a 
drop kicker, and while not so long a punter as McGay or Tom 
Creede he could kick in the smallest space. As a broken field 
runner he ranked high, he was a good quarterback, and one of 
the best to help his team mates along. Miles developed steadily 
throughout his course, and at the end became one of the best 
ground gainers Amherst ever had. His game of Senior year en- 
titles him to a place on the first team beside Hubbard and Shat- 
tuck. We have chosen him for fullback. 

Miles and Shattuck win their places with difficulty from " Jim- 
mie" Biram, J. D. Gray, and "Stu" Rider. Biram certainly 
deserves a place on the second team. Strong in all departments 
of the game, he was particularly strong in carrying the ball and 
tackling, fast and fearless, clear-headed and aggressive. Had 
Gray played longer he would be my second choice, not for his 
all-round play (he was not a punt or drop kicker), but for his 
brilliant broken-field running. He was fast, slippery, and hard 
to down. Stuart Rider, '16, gets the place on his all-round play. 
He was excellent in carrying the ball through the line or in end 
runs, strong on the defense, a fair kicker, a good and inspiring 
general, a sportsman, and beloved by his team. "Mike" Madden 
is given the place at fullback because of his brilliancy as a drop 
kicker. He was a good end, and a dependable back, but his 
goals from the field raise him to a place on this team. 

Our quarter is easily picked. "Cliff" Lewis, '05, the Kitchener 
of his time, gets the place, without a dissenting voice from the 
critics. Short, stocky, strong, with a will of iron and a mind 
that worked surest and best in the thickest of the fight, he drove 
the team to the best that was in them. He was a good passer, 
sure in carrying the ball, a deadly tackier and remarkable for a 
man of his weight on the defensive. 

Visualize for a moment that back field: Hubbard, Miles, 
Shattuck, and Lewis! Could you change a man on it without 
weakening it? 

While "Si" Hubbard and "Bill" Tow must not be forgotten 
for the quarter position on the second team, the place has been 
given to W. H. Swift, '02. Swift ran his team with good judgment. 

28 Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 

was a tackier almost the equal of "Si" Hubbard, passed well, 
and helped the runner in a way that was seldom equalled. Tow 
was a shade better on finesse, but Swift excelled on individual 
work, especially on the defense. 

John R. Pinkett is my choice for center, he stands like his great 
predecessor of the earlier time, Lewis, above them all. "Sid" 
Chamberlain alone approaches him, and him I place on the second 
team. If a center can hold his man on the defense and get through 
on the offense, can snap the ball acceptably and make holes 
occasionally for the backs, he is rated high. Pinkett could do all 
these excellently. It is said of him that he did not make one 
bad pass in three years, but we place him on this team not be- 
cause of these but for his wonderful work away from center. As 
a tackier in a crowd he was grand. Never since I have known 
them has a center approached Pinkett as an open-field tackier. 
In the last game he played at Hanover, three out of the first four 
runs by Dartmouth backs were stopped by Pinkett. One of 
these tackles made in front of the Amherst stand after he had 
outsprinted every one on his team will always live in memory. 
In a fairly large field "Sid" Chamberlain rather easily secures 
second place. He was not a heavy man but strong, indomitable, 
best in pinches, a center of deeds rather than words. Consistency 
was his greatest asset. His game was constructive, better each 
year than the year before. 

Because of their position, the play of guards is relatively in- 
conspicuous, even though the team may be built about them. 
By indirect results frequently they stand or fall. Once in a 
generation giants who are also active, like Heffelfinger or DeWitt 
of Hickok, stand out in the line. Amherst seldom has had men 
of this type, but the nearest approach to them is Walter Palmer, 
'05, who for four years played left guard. One of the strongest 
and brainiest guards we have ever had, he wins the place on his 
reliability. Rarely if ever did he meet his equal on the gridiron. 
In defensive work he was particularly strong. 

Though also playing left guard, his classmate J. W. Park, gets 
the other position. Taller and heavier than Palmer, he played 
a strong game, especially against heavy teams. He was not a 
natural player and his play was more conservative than Palmer's. 

An All-Amu erst Football Team 29 

His good all-round offensive and defensive work give him the 
place over Varnum and Osborn, who, though strong guards, are 
placed on the second team. 

Amherst has been fortunate in her tackles; the list embraces 
Morse, Cook, Rollins, Kilbourne, Creede, Pierce, and Guetter. 
After some thought "Beme" Pierce, '05, and "Beef" Rollins of 
the same year are given the places. Pierce was not heavy, weigh- 
ing about 160, but was of great strength. He knew the game in 
every detail. His bump of football sense was big and he could 
size up a play with remarkable sureness. The speed of his move- 
ments in the line, learned in wrestling, was marvellous; it ena- 
bled him to outplay men thirty pounds heavier. He carried the 
ball well and as a tackier was the terror of opposing runners. He 
made several " All- America " seconds and one or two firsts. 

Had "Beef" Rollins played through his four years instead of 
the last two he would have been placed first as a tackle. Weigh- 
ing 195 pounds, all of it active, he had wonderful driving power. 
As a line plunger he excelled Pierce and he was fully as strong on 
the defense. Where Pierce excelled him was in technique and 
rapidity of movements. For sheer push in breaking through the 
line or in carrying the ball Rollins surpassed any tackle of the 

For the second eleven my choice lies between Morse, '02, 
Creede, '13, and Cook, '02. Morse deserves one place because of 
his consistent, high-class work in all departments of line play. 
He handled some of the ablest tackles of big teams with ease and 
excelled all but Rollins in making holes in the line. Creede, 
although he played but two years, gets the other place over Cook 
because of his greater versatility. Cook was strong, reliable, 
good at carrying the ball, and better on defense. Creede was as 
strong in these departments and also a grand kicker, doing the 
punting for his team. 

"Dick" Crook, '07, is my first choice for end. There have 
been players more brilliant at times, more spectacular, but taken 
all around, Amherst had not his equal in many years. A natural 
player, he had made a study of the game in all its departments. 
He was deadly in going down under punts or breaking up inter- 
ference, and was a fine tackier. Hardly a man skirted his end. 

30 Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 

In offense, however, he starred, taking care of his man com- 
pletely and helping his half back better than any end for years. 
"Dick" Crook's was nearly perfect end play. 

"Marion" Roberts, whom we place at the other end, was in 
sharp contrast. Taller and less stocky, his game depended more 
on speed of which he had a notable amount. Like a flash on the 
defense he was down on opposing halves, and woe to the half who 
fumbled, for Roberts would pounce on him and take the ball for 
a touchdown — a feat which he missed by a few feet at Cam- 
bridge in 19 — . None knew better than Roberts the fine points 
of the game, not only for end play but in its entirety. His finesse 
frequently had much to do with Amherst victories. 

"Vern" Priddy and J. J. Raftery have not been overlooked 
among the ends. Much alike in build and play they were con- 
spicuous on the teams of their day. Each was notably aggressive, 
fast in going down on punts, good at either making or breaking 
interference, and brilliant in critical moments. They are placed 
on the second team, though almost good enough for the first. 

Henry Swasey, '15, when in top form, was as good as any we 
have mentioned, and on the defense W. A. Anderson, '02, the peer 
of the best. Mention should also be made of "Ed" Goodridge, 
'16, who, if he had played the college game longer, might have 
been ranked with the first four. 

With some misgivings this AU-Amherst eleven is sent upon 
Pratt Field. We hope it will receive the support of Amherst 
men. It may be criticised, possibly opposed, but behind it we 
feel secure. 



george schwab 

Metet, April 12, 1916. 
My dear Professor Loomis: 

A letter dated October 18, 1915, came in last week. I was 
glad for it, you bet, and for any other signs of life on the other 
side of the water. Please excuse my lead-pen scrawl. This 
copying book is made inside out, so that you get the lead while 
I keep carbon duplicate. But then, I'm glad for paper anyhow. 

You must be kept busy, with so many in your department. 
I am glad for you that you have such an able assistant. It's 
asking too much of a man at home to keep up with and ahead of 
his branch, and also to do lab. work with students. I wish we 
had had what those fellows are getting, in our day. We sure 
were one bunch of loafers. Yet I note that a few M. D.'s have 
been ground out of the lot. I was very much disappointed not 
to have been able to send a mascot for the reunion of our class 
last year, a young chimpanzee. 

I believe I wrote you some time ago. I'm developing such a 
short-type of memory, that most psychologists will be glad to 
get me some day. There are stern things coming up every hour, 
which must as soon be forgotten to make room for something else. 
I sent Krug a box with adult chimpanzee skin and bones, a male, 
and ditto of a half-grown one, male too, to make a family group 
together with the female sent you some time ago. If some wicked 
submarine doesn't send him galley high, or some grafting Spanish 
official doesn't swipe it, he may get the box home. This note 
I'm sending by another home-going party, hoping it may get you. 

Ask Krug for the news. He and others from Elat were refugees 
here when the final break-up came. We certainly were most 
fortunate in that the war was carried on outside the borders of 
territory worked by us, with the exception of at the coast, until 
the very end, when the retreat was made through Bulu into Fang 
and Spanish Guinea. He can tell you the story of the defence 

32 Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 

of the land. It's nothing which will ever be boasted of by in- 
vaders — this taking of the Kamerun, — at least not in our pres- 
ence. The effect on the natives of having these wild natives 
fight and kill white men, has worked what never can be remedied. 
One might quote a writer of old, "Oh, how are the mighty fallen!" 

We are mighty short-handed these days. Mrs Schwab and I 
are holding down this place alone. Our assistant we have 
"loaned" another station; the others are en route for home, or, 
we hope, en route for here. As we have had a good garden, and 
have begun milking native goats, also have had a good quantity 
of shotgun shells, which fortunately were not requisitioned, we 
have gotten along very well, considering everything. 

Practically all sheep, goats, and fowls are exterminated. I've 
begun making a collection in the hope of saving a remnant for 
peace times. Every passing government messenger or soldier or 
white man took what was visible, or often went out into the forest 
to find what they had secreted. I've gotten a good number, but 
when they — the natives — get real meat-hungry, I have to hold 
them off from taking their own and finishing the job. They will 
be a long time learning what "to-morrow" means when it comes 
to making preparation for it — but not when it comes to putting 
off work. 

Having had in mind what you remarked about an M.S., I began 
work of revision and rearrangement on the first section of a school 
handbook of German-Bulu or Bulu-German, and had it about 
done for the press when along came this fool war, in which every 
side — there seem to be a number — declares himself or itself 
divinely appointed to keep "democracy" from being put into the 
scrap heap. Who is in the right, or who is the villain, depends 
on which newspaper one picks up. When in about fifty years 
some Morse picks up the fragments of truth, there will probably 
be as much mud on one side as on the other. Looks like each was 
eager for a chance to settle as to who was going to supply the 
world's markets with industrial products. But what do we out 
in the bush know about it all, anyhow? Except for an occa- 
sional Outlook we get very little other matter. And Lyman is 
rabidly anti-German — for democracy's sake ! 

Well, I finished that handbook and put it in cold storage. 
Now I've about completed for the committee to issue, a Bulu 

From the Kamerun — A Letter 33 

primer, to replace an obsolete system of charts used for begin- 
ners. There will be a second primer and a reader in due time. 

After five years' looking for them, I've found termite guests, 
which, now that I've once gotten them, seem not so rare. At 
least I have found them three or four times since. Also what I 
believe to be more new driver-out guests. Wheeler, of Harvard, 
had the courage to tell me that one guest I found and sent Was- 
mann was as much to the insect world as the finding of the dino- 
saur was to the reptile world. Sounds good, doesn't it? I don't 
know whether or not any new things were found in the lot I 
brought home, everything from insects to mammals. A new snake 
was reported, but I haven't definitely heard of it since. Practi- 
cally all mail sent us has never reached us. . . . 

For a month past, from early dawn until dark, often after, 
I'm besieged with people who have palavers — mostly women 
affairs. "My brother" — clan brother — "has a woman of 
mine! " "A man of X clan has taken a woman of mine" (or my 
sister, or my father's wife, as the case may be) "and not given me 
as much as a needle for dowry." "I will not longer marry this 
man" — this from a woman. "Our town has been looted of X 
women, carried off by the X clan." "This man over here stole 
and sold my sister." "My mother was put in pawn by my father 
for a dice-gambling debt." "Call those women? they cursed me, 
they said I was an old rotten thing, unfit for marriage, with 
warts on my mouth and had a liver in my chest," — this from a 
"chief" yesterday. "Our brother has been killed," — this from 
a party which appeared after a strenuous palaver day, as I was 
getting ready for bed. He was killed to the extent of a broken 
arm, and because he had redeemed a clan sister who had been 
given in pawn as security for debt. Oh, I could continue. The 
poor fellows have nowhere else to go with their troubles, and 
there are no "cops" here to tell them to. Here they feel sure of 
a square deal. I'd like to write a book on palavers I've got to 
feel interested in, A party walked four days to get here this fore- 
noon, to tell me their misfortunes and how they had been abused. 
Yesterday one came from three days away. To-day a chief came 
to complain of the looting and burning of his own and near-by 
towns, and the fighting there which resulted in the killing of a 
number of people. Recently I met a happy looting party, return- 

34 Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 

ing with their sheep, goats, women captured, etc. Fifteen minutes 
later I met an excited and bloodthirsty pursuing party, and soon 
after there was blood running. Spears and cutlasses got into 
action. It's like in the good old days, with what rottenness they 
have been learning from the whites thrown in for dessert. 

We set out about a hundred rose bushes last rainy season. 
Now, since the rains have begun again, our reward is coming. 
A large palm-oil palm-orchard I set out is coming on well. Neither 
rubber nor mines for me in the tropics. I would invest in an oil 
plantation, were I seeking such investments. Our small cocoa 
patch is also doing well. We thought that possibly this altitude 
— about 750 metres — might be too high for it. We shall be 
able to give away seed for the whole district in about two years. 
I've been spreading broadcast all the orange and avocado pear 
seeds I could get; also grenadillas and other fruit. Now it's 
potatoes and onions. We had sold very cheaply a lot of European 
stock cocks to improve the scrawny native breed of fowls. The 
war cleaned up most of our effort. Mrs. Schwab mostly, I when 
I can get at it, is also busy with medical work, — all sorts of 
ailments. Our medicines will soon finish, as we can't get any 
more, for a long time at least. 

School work is unsatisfactory. I had to get a sort of makeshift 
curriculum for the term, as we don't know what foreign language 
to teach. German is out of it, until after the war at least. The 
English have about all left, French remaining. We hear that the 
French will occupy all territory on the south bank of the Wurri 
river or creek, on which is located Duala. It's ten years plus, 
since I last used what French Billy Baxter succeeded in pounding 
into me. So you may get an idea of the lively conversation I had 
with a French lieutenant, captain, and colonel who spent a day 
with us not long ago. Aside from these troubles, we have no 
more school supplies. A thousand slates and five times the 
number of slate pencils would help out. Well, in due time they 
will come. "We should worry." 

Kindly remember me to Professor Tyler and Mrs. Tyler. May 
you prosper! I'll quit. Here's to old Amherst! 

As ever, sincerely yours, 

Geo. Schwab. 
Great Batanga via Kiibi 
Kamerun, West Africa 

Care American Presbyterian Mission 

Professor Lucien Ika Blake 

LuciEN Ira Blake, Ph.D. 35 


An Appreciation 


THIS was the message that came like a bolt out of the blue 
to his classmates and friends: Lucien I. Blake passed 
away in the Boothbay Hospital, Boston, on the morning 
of Thursday, May 4th, 1916. 

About ten years ago, Prof. Blake retired from his active work 
as professor of physics and electrical engineering in the University 
of Kansas, and became professor emeritus. 

Subsequently, he devoted himself to expert work, making 
scientific investigations for various municipal commissions, busi- 
ness corporations and others, and had been hard at work preparing 
and delivering, in different parts of the country, series of lectures 
on various subjects in physics and electrical engineering, the 
latest of which was on the general subject of astronomy in its 
relation to a knowledge of the future, at Union Theological Semi- 
nary, New York City. 

With Mrs. Blake, he went to Boston in April, and was engaged 
in work in the library and laboratories of the Massachusetts In- 
stitute of Technology, preparing various lectures for publication, 
and was to have given a course of scientific lectures at Amherst 
during May, when his work was interrupted by sudden illness, 
which obliged him to submit to an operation just prior to Easter 
Sunday, and to a second operation on May 2nd, from which he did 
not fully rally. 

Dr. Blake was prominent in class matters during his college 
course. His interest in the athletic work of the college is attested 
by the large part he played in the securing of funds for the pur- 
chase and preparation of Blake Field, as it was afterwards known, 
the first of Amherst's athletic fields. 

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After graduation from Amherst, he taught for a period in the 
High School in Franklin, Mass., and subsequently studied for 
three years in the University of Berlin, under Helmholtz, the 
famous physicist, and Heinrich Hertz, the originator of wireless 
telegraphy. There he received his degree of Doctor of Philosophy. 

About that time he conceived the idea of a submarine signal, 
which he afterward perfected, and which has been developed into 
a most useful invention for the protection of shipping. 

He was professor of physics and electrical engineering in Rose 
Polytechnic Institute, Terre Haute, Indiana, from 1884 until 
1887, and in the same department in the University of Kansas 
from 1887 until 1906. 

His research work along the line of the use of static electricity 
in the separation of ores led to his invention of the Blake Ore 
Separator, which made his name famous in mining engineering. 

In 1911 Dr. Blake married Mrs. Mary Beroset, of Henderson, 
Kentucky, and went abroad and spent over three years in studying 
the conditions and organization of the stellar system. His most 
recent course of lectures was on this subject, and had been de- 
livered at the University of California, before the "Teknik" and 
other scientific societies in Colorado, and in Union Theological 
Seminary in New York. 

Dr. Blake was sixty-two years old when he died. His funeral 
took place at the residence of his brother, in Newton ville, on 
Saturday morning. May 6th. His remains were interred in the 
cemetery in Taunton, his native city. 

What the late Josiah Royce was in the realm of Philosophy, 
Prof. Lucien Ira Blake was in that of science. He possessed an 
adventurous mind. Stimulated by his studies under Prof. Helm- 
holz, the famous physicist and Prof. Heinrich Hertz, at the Berlin 
University, Prof. Blake did much original work. The degree of 
Doctor of Philosophy there conferred upon him, fails to indicate 
the extent of his research work in the direction of submarine 
signalling, a scheme which he afterwards perfected and which has 
given his name wide publicity. His research work in the use of 
static electricity in the separation of ores, leading to the invention 
of the Blake Ore Separator, added to his honors and to the position 
he was entitled to as an aggressive workman in formidable and 

LuciEN Ira Blake, Ph.D. 37 

occult fields. His service as Professor of Physics and Electrical 
Engineering at Rose Polytechnic Institute, Terre Haute, Indiana, 
of three years, and in the same field in the University of Kansas 
covering a period of nineteen years, marks the man as exceptional 
in the discerning quality of his scientific mind and the tireless 
energy of his pursuit of knowledge. He loved beyond all things 
thoroughness, accuracy, depth. His position as director of various 
scientific societies, as consulting engineer in vast constructions 
in our chief cities, indicate the hold he had on the scientific move- 
ments of our commonwealths. 

In Astronomy Dr. Blake combined the high art of profound 
investigation with the rare felicity of address before critical 
audiences. His courses of lectures at the University of California, 
before the "Teknik" and other scientific bodies in Colorado, mark 
him as unusually endowed for a very recondite task. It was 
reserved for a final service to the public, his course of lectures 
before Union Theological Seminary, to set the seal of recognition 
upon his distinguished ability. In that course he seemed to attain to 
glorious heights of vision of the stellar universe. He had studied 
the composition of the planets, traced out their organic unity, 
found companionship in their tangible presence. A "devout 
astronomer," he was refreshingly rational. It was a source of 
gratification to him that he could present such a subject to such 
a body of Divinity students. Their reception of his superb mes- 
sage was enthusiastic and profound. 

The moral qualities of Dr. Blake fitted well into the scientific 
structure of his mind. He was innately pure. He was without 
alloy of self-seeking, injustice or deception. To be fair with all 
men was his high purpose. As another has said of him, — "His 
disregard of money or fame, or other wordly prizes, as essentials, 
was persistent. His unconscious determination to pay all men 
more than he owed and to collect less than his due was character- 
istic. His longing to be useful, helpful, genuinely valuable to his 
fellows was fine." 

At the feet of such a man we sit in admiration and affection. 
He was the embodiment of that self-effacement which so well 
becomes a man of science. Gentle and yet firm, assertive of right 
and yet submissive to high claims of duty, dictated by an unerring 
conscience, to which he was always loyal. 

38 Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 

His real power lay in the blending of his masterly gifts, the 
assertive with the humbly teachable, the aggressive with the 
patient, the constructive with the closely analytic. 

"Both sexes' virtues were in him combined; 
He had the firmness of the manliest mind 
And all the tenderness of womankind. 
He never knew what envy was not hate; 

His soul was filled with worth and honesty. 
And with another thing quite out of date. 

Called modesty." 

In the recent biography of Joseph Chamberlain is this record, — 
" I have an ambition to leave the world a little better than I found 
it." Such was the ambition of Lucien Blake. He realized it; 
better in its knowledge of the world in which we live, better in its 
acquaintance with the stellar universe; better in the character 
of its youth who came under his magnetic touch in the class-room, 
better in its faith in the men of science, as pioneers of research and 
persistent investigation, whose conquests of nature bring the 
modern world untold advantage. 

It is an affecting episode that shortly before his death, Lucien 
said to his physician, — "Are we going to win?" "We shall do the 
best we can," was the disguised response. "I hope so," was the 
patient's reply, "for my work is not yet finished." The splendid 
proportions of such work as his can never be finished. He has 
begun a superlatively great endeavor, another must carry it on, 
but none can completely round it out into perfect form. 

One thing Lucien Blake did finish, — a life of marvelous industry 
and achievement, assets of power in life-saving inventions and 
best of all a noble career as a man of singular transparency and 
single-eyed devotion to God and His universe. 


William Cole Esty 

Prof. William Cole Esty, LL.D. 39 



[Note. — With the exception of the opening paragraph, which at Professor 
Olds' request was added by the Editor, this article is reprinted by permission 
from the Amherst Record of August 2, 1916.] 

TO SAY, as is so often truly said, that college memories are 
short is to take account only of the shifting four-year 
periods of undergraduate work and play, with the super- 
ficial impressions engendered by so light a touch with life as these 
restless years afford. Memory can well be short according to the 
tenuity of the stuff it has to feed upon; 

"For one is assiu^ed at first, one scarce can say that he feared. 
That he even gave it a thought, the gone thing was to go." 

But to those whose four-year period preceded the eleven years 
since Professor Esty was active among us, something very much 
more substantial emerges, 

"Moved from the cloud of unforgotten things." 

to prove that college memories, after all, are vital and tenacious, 
when they take hold on traits or personalities that stir the deep 
wells of being within us. It is the undying impression made by 
forty years of faithful, solid, efficient work, in a department that 
could have no claim on shallow popularity, upon the life not only 
of a generation of earnest-minded students, but still more upon 
the permanent power and honor of Amherst College. 

William Cole Esty was born in Westmoreland, N. H., in 1838, 
the son of Rev. Isaac and Nancy Cole Esty. He was fitted for 
college in the Kimball Union Academy of Meriden, N. H. He 
entered Amherst in 1856 and was graduated four years later with 
the degree of A.B. The following year he spent at Harvard in 
advanced study in mathematics under the instruction and in- 
spiration of Benjamin Peirce, perhaps the greatest mathematician 

40 Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 

that America has given to the world. From 1861 to 1862 he was 
a teacher in the Salem High School. He then returned to Amherst 
as instructor in mathematics and astronomy, a position which 
he held until 1865, when he became the first Walker Professor 
of mathematics and astronomy. He resigned in 1905 and was 
at once made professor emeritus. He married Martha Gushing, 
daughter of Thomas P. Gushing of Boston, and is survived by 
his four sons, all graduates of Amherst, Prof. William Esty ('89) 
of Lehigh University, Prof. Thomas Gushing Esty ('93) of Amherst 
Gollege, Edward Tuckerman Esty, Esq. ('97), assistant district 
attorney of Worcester Gounty, and Robert Pegram Esty, Esq. 
('97), of Philadelphia. 

Professor Esty's career at Amherst was marked by a quiet 
but forceful influence upon the scholarly standards of the college. 
A natural aloofness and reticence denied to the world at large any 
adequate knowledge of his intellectual power, but those whose 
good fortune it was to know him intimately as colleagues or pupils 
realized that he was a profound scientific thinker. He saw, as 
few men see, the heart, the issue of every problem which he 
attacked, and with this rare insight went an absolute intellectual 
sincerity, so unerring and true that to listen to his words was to 
witness thoughts reflected in a perfect mirror, free from inade- 
quacy, redundance, or distortion. His eminence as a thinker and 
teacher was recognized by the college in bestowing upon him in 
1888 the degree of LL.D. 

He was a wise man, of independent judgments, with an ever 
widening interest in the affairs of his times, weighing all things, 
endowed with keen yet kindly humor, intolerant of nothing but 
cant, sham, and unjust suffering of man or beast. His character 
was like his mind, "in one-to-one correspondence" with the 
world, as he might have put it in a mathematical way. He was 
true and generous to the heart's core. 

Rev. Daniel Bliss, D.D. 41 


President-Emeritus of the Syrian Protestant College, Beirtlt, Syria 

REV. DANIEL BLISS, D. D., was born in Georgia, 
Vermont, August 17, 1823; graduated from Amherst 
College in 1852, and from Andover Theological Seminary 
in 1855. He was ordained the same year, and sailed for Smyrna, 
Turkey, as a missionary of the American Board of Commissioners 
for Foreign Missions, where he arrived in January, 1856, going 
from there to Beirlit, Syria, at once, which has been the scene of 
his labors to the time of his death, at Beir{it, on July 18th of this 

In 1864 he became President of the Protestant College, later 
named the Syrian Protestant College, which was established in 
Beiriit. His connection with the College has been close and inti- 
mate, even to the time of his death. He was the active, con- 
structive president until, because of the infirmities of age, he 
retired and was succeeded by his son, Howard Bliss. 

At the time President Bliss took charge in 1864, the College 
was just assuming form as an educational institution for the 
literary, scientific and professional education to meet the require- 
ments and exigencies of that part of the Turkish Empire. The 
foundation of the College was Christian, although unsectarian 
and undenominational, and a Board of Trustees was organized 
in the State of New York, later incorporated by the Board of 
Regents, thus giving the College legal and academic standing. 
A Board of Trustees was formed at that time in Syria composed of 
nineteen individuals, English and American residents in Syria 
and Egypt. Among these is the name of the United States Consul 
and the English Vice-Consul at Beiriit and the English Consul 
at Damascus. These facts show the wide sympathy and broad 
purpose of the College. Under the wise and able leadership of 
Dr. Bliss this institution has grown into large proportions. It 
has a Preparatory and Collegiate Department, with its School of 

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Arts and Sciences, its Normal Course, its School of Commerce, 
School of Medicine, School of Pharmacy, School of Dentistry, 
Nurses' Training School, School of Biblical Archaeology and 
Philology, with a Graduate School of Medicine and a Graduate 
School of Arts and Sciences. 

The number of students has grown from a handful, fifty years 
ago, to over two thousand, and the College, beginning with humble 
buildings, has become a great institution with its fine stone build- 
ing equipment, valued at more than a million dollars, occupying 
a most commanding site on the heights of the City of Beiriit over- 
looking the sea. The Syrian Protestant College is now recognized 
as one of the great and powerful educational institutions in the 
Turkish Empire. The foundation for this institution and the 
force under which it developed and the hand which guided it in 
its development was Daniel Bliss, pioneer missionary, who entered 
a country which had no educational facilties, but who passed 
away on the 18th of July surrounded by one of the most powerful 
and constructive educational institutions of the Near East — a 
magnificent memorial to its founder and first president. 

Dr. Bliss represented one of the noblest and highest types of a 
Christian gentleman and scholar and missionary. He ranked 
with the great founders and builders of Christian institutions in 
non-Christian lands. He possessed a remarkable personal charm, 
with unusual wisdom and tact, with initiative and enterprise, 
devotion and character, and with immeasurable power over the 
people with whom he came in contact. He was able to command 
men, who deemed it an honor to follow where he led. His life 
and work are an honor to the Fraternity of which he was a member 
in Amherst College, to the College which graduated him, to the 
Seminary which gave him his theological training, and to the 
American Board which commissioned him and sent him into 


Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 

John Franklin Genung, Editor Walter A. Dyer, Associate Editor 

Published in November, February, May, and August 

Address all communications to Box 607, Amherst, Mass. 

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Copyright, 1916, by the Alumni Council of Amherst College 

Entered as second-class matter October 24th, 1914, at the post office at Amherst, Mass., 
under the Act of March 3, 1879. 


COLLEGE opened tardily this year — not until October 5th 
in fact — on account of the poliomyelitis quarantine. 
The delay went far toward the answer of a long-standing 
question. Some of us teachers, noting the enormous appetite 
for holiday and vacations, used to speculate on the number that 
the ordinary student could be induced to take, and it sometimes 
seemed beyond our calculation. This year, however, we feel 
sure, as we have heard it expressed, that most of the returning 
students felt their vacation was almost too long, and found, not 
without surprise, that the last two weeks were a time to be en- 
dured rather than enjoyed. It seems also as if the student body 
one and all were entering upon a new year's work with corre- 
spondingly greater zest. 

There was also the cheer that comes with the advent of an 
unusually large class. Between one hundred and sixty and one 
hundred and seventy freshmen are already here at this writing; 
whether they have stopped coming remains to be seen. Eighteen 
of these are sons of Amherst graduates. In past years we used 
to say, when entering classes were disappointingly small, "But 
they are a fine looking class, — and what scholars, what sterling 
fellows they are!" And now this new and larger class looks 
equally fine; we seem also to have just as favorable an idea of 
their scholarship and character. They have already, in their 
informal introduction to their sophomore rivals, seemed to have 

44 Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 

a very weighty influence on the latter, and the sophomores them- 
selves do not regret it. Mr. Allis's paper on the enrollment, to 
be found on another page, shows how this increase in numbers is 
related to the single degree now given, as compared with the 
members under the regime of B.A. and B.S., a reassuring showing. 

ACCORDING to a fairly reliable tradition, town and gown 
lead lives distinct, and it is doubtless true that the average 
Amherst College student takes but a passing and de- 
tached interest in the affairs of Amherst town. It is a strange 
student, however, who is not influenced by the distinctive at- 
mosphere of Amherst, who does not carry away with him some- 
thing of reverence for the historic traditions of the old New 
England town. 

There are Amherst alumni, therefore, who will be interested in 
the recent achievements of the Amherst Historical Society. Its 
province is the region of Amherst, and that includes the college 
on the hill. To preserve the historic traditions of Amherst, with 
some of those tangible relics that help to visualize history, is an 
activity which will appeal to most Amherst graduates as eminently 
worth while. 

The idea originated with Mrs. Mabel Loomis Todd, who needs 
no introduction to an Amherst audience. She began working for 
it about 1898, and shortly afterward established headquarters in 
the old Emerson homestead. It was begun most simply and un- 
ostentatiously in connection with the Mary Mattoon Chapter of 
the D. A. R., which Mrs. Todd had established in 1894, and of 
which she was regent at the time. 

About $500 was collected from friends, and the interior of the 
ell was remodeled into one large room, with the mighty old chimney 
uncovered. Mrs. Julia Ward Howe came to Amherst and gave 
a charming opening address. Dr. Herbert Adams presented a 
collection of books and old engravings, and the historical collection 
grew rapidly. 

From that time the Society, which has been incorporated and 
is no longer connected with the D. A. R., has grown steadily, 
though so quietly that probably not one Amherst graduate in ten 

EditorialNotes 45 

has ever heard of it. Addresses by celebrated persons have been 
given about three times a year, and many gifts have been received 
of old furniture, books, pamphlets, pictures, and all sorts of relics 
of an older day. 

Recently Mrs. F. E. Welch, the last member of the Emerson 
family, died, leaving to the Society the entire house, the oldest 
and most interesting in town. She also left $3000, but the Society 
desires not to touch this fund, but to keep it intact in the hope 
that the interest will pay the running expenses. Consequently 
the Society is endeavoring to raise $1000 more to put the house 
in good condition, and hopes that there may be Amherst College 
graduates who remember the old town with enough affection to 
contribute to this most delightful object. At last reports nearly 
$600 had been raised, and work had been started. The Finance 
Committee in charge consists of Mrs. Todd, President of the 
Society, A. H. Dakin, '84, A. B. Allen, Ernest M. Whitcomb, '04, 
and the Treasurer, George Cutler, Jr. A furnace, bathroom, and 
electric lights are to be installed. As soon as the house has been 
put in order and filled with the Society's really beautiful collec- 
tions, this will be a museum of history not to be excelled in many 
large cities for beauty and interest. 

THE name of Prof. Lucien I. Blake, who is commemorated 
on another page, at least the last name, has long been 
familiar in Amherst College, connected as it is with Blake 
Field, the predecessor of Pratt Field, in the securing of funds for 
and in the development of which, while he was still an under- 
graduate, he was so prominent that his name was given to it as 
by a natural right. At the time of his rather sudden death he was 
under appointment to give a course of lectures in Amherst College, 
on some phases of physical science, in which field he had won 
international distinction. ' 

ONE of our trustees. Dr. Patton, of the American Board, 
remarked to me a few weeks ago that the Syrian Protes- 
tant College in Beiriit, whose venerable President-Emer- 
itus Dr. Daniel Bliss has recently died, is generally regarded as 
the most important missionary institution in the world. With 

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this it would be unfair not to couple, as a worthy mate, Robert 
College at Constantinople. The two distinguished sons of Amherst 
pictured in our frontispiece, presidents respectively of these two 
colleges, have been thus eminent representatives of what we may 
truly call a world-Amherst. They have done their noble and 
relatively conspicuous share, but only a share for there is an army 
of others, to make real what we sing — 

"Hence, to life's thronged field of glory. 
Deeds unsung or famed in story. 

Pitching tent on many a strand. 
Forth have gone the alumni wearing 
Amherst's impress, nobly bearing 

Amherst's power to every land. 

Honoring her in every land." 

By the side of these, as belonging to the same goodly company, 
we may set for instance George Schwab and the homely "deeds 
unsung" that his letter from the Kamerun reveals; he too is of the 
world-Amherst. And many another, working his quota of Amherst's 
educative effect. We err greatly if we confine this effect to the 
narrowly evangelistic. A visit to the Syrian Protestant College 
which the present writer made in 1907 impressed this fact strongly 
upon him. The all-round Amherst influence was evident there 
not only in the academic pursuits proper but in the games and 
the athletics. The writer saw a game in progress while there; a 
game in which Mohammedans, Druses, Christians mingled on 
perfectly friendly terms, men of one religion submitting them- 
selves to captain's orders from men of another, recognizing one 
another's worth and prowess; a tremendous result gained in that 
land of fierce racial and religious fanaticisms. To hear them 
raise their college yells in Arabic was fully as intelligible as if we 
were at home, for as we know our college yells are not remarkable 
for their intellectual content — no more so, perhaps, than if they 
too were in Arabic; — and to the writer it meant much, it meant 
the spirit of Amherst permeating, to a wonderful degree, lands 
and communities and races where hitherto a very different spirit 
has prevailed. Our frontispiece, commemorating not the death 
but the continued and growing power of Amherst's educational 
force in the world will, we hope, help us to think justly of this. 

Amherst Debating Leagues 47 



THE only possible excuse for the seeking of publicity, either 
by an individual or by a college, is some purpose quite 
apart from the mere publicity itself. If the purpose 
sought is very clearly in mind, then it is easier to plan for the kind 
of publicity needed to aid in its attainment. There are certain 
Amherst graduates in a New York State city, who have exemplified 
this truth by their methods and the results attained. These 
alumni have wanted to send, not only more local boys to Amherst, 
but they have wanted to send the best that they could get, and 
their methods have been so skillfully directed toward this double 
purpose that they have counted as few similar campaigns have 
ever counted before, with surprisingly little waste effort. 

Whether or not the Amherst alumni of Rochester first pro- 
pounded the idea of a perpetual Amherst trophy for excellence in 
debating, at least they have made their local league so successful 
that their method has been borrowed by other associations with 
excellent results. It is with the hope of further extending this 
form of alumni activity that I submit this brief article, and it is 
because all credit for the success of the plan is due to our Rochester 
brethren that I preface it in this way. 

There is large competition among the colleges and universities 
for the good will of preparatory schools. A very hasty considera- 
tion of the whole question of college publicity campaigns would 
lead anyone to conclude that the first and greatest effort should be 
directed specifically to that field. The obvious thing has been to 
appeal at once to the hearts of the preparatory students through 
their greatest interest, athletics. The larger universities with 
plenty of alumni in any given community and funds to draw from 
and a widely advertised athletic prestige to refer to, have found it 
easy to establish preparatory school athletic leagues and start 
contests that take precedence over anything that a small college 

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might do, except in some peculiarly fortunate circumstances or 
in a wholly local field. 

These athletic leagues established by universities appeal to the 
hearts of the boys, but they leave out of consideration another 
effort that might be productive of excellent results, and that is an 
appeal to the hearts of the parents, incidentally including, per- 
haps, the hearts of a great many students as well. Contests in 
scholarship or in forensic ability are of this sort, and such contests 
have not been preempted by the universities. Amherst, because 
of her traditional excellence in the field of public speaking, is 
especially well placed for the establishment of debating leagues. 
A successful league under the auspices of our college in one large 
community helps to the establishment of another elsewhere, until 
there is the cumulative force of the idea to add to our other justi- 
cations for success. The Amherst League among the Rochester 
High Schools is successful beyond question. It has established 
itself in a city with a university of its own, and with other famous 
universities in near-by cities. The idea has been carried to Bing- 
hamton and Elmira, and has now spread into Massachusetts and 
down to Brooklyn and out on to Long Island, and much farther, 
I daresay, if the latest reports were available at this writing. 

Assuming that a debating league under the auspices of Amherst 
graduates is a desirable thing to undertake in any community, 
how shall we go about it? The policy of Rochester at once points 
the way. No league of preparatory schools can be successful 
unless it first takes into consideration the wishes of the schools. 
You cannot impose your form of contest upon certain schools if 
it runs contrary to their aims and inclinations, merely because 
you present an attractive trophy. The trophy will furnish stimulus 
for one year, maybe two, but the league will die out unless it is 
actually wanted by the schools themselves for the advantages it 
brings in training of some sort. For this reason the deed of gift 
of any trophy should leave to the schools in the league all details 
governing the exact form of contest, times and seasons, judges, 
etc. The schools should even be free to alter the form of contest, 
so long as they keep it in the forensic field. The Amherst trophy 
in Nassau County, N. Y., is awarded for excellence in oratory, 
and any High School may compete that is approved by the princi- 
pals of the several schools already in the league. 

The Navajo Orator 

Amherst Debating Leagues 49 

There is no necessity for awarding a trophy to one school for 
permanent possession after any particular term of years. Amherst 
debating trophies in Rochester, Brooklyn and elsewhere are 
termed " perpetual," and they increase in value as trophies 
with each year, because of the added names of successful con- 
testants. It is safe to say that a trophy is not valuable for its 
intrinsic value. A banner is often as highly valued as an ornate 
silver piece, for the victories that it represents. For this reason 
the expenditure of a very large amount of money for a cup and 
the announcement of the amount seems a deplorable form of 
publicity, entirely in the wrong spirit. 

Certain powers over such a perpetual trophy should be retained 
by the donors, and these reservations have but two purposes, — 
the successful continuance of the contests and the retention of the 
name of Amherst in connection with them. The Rochester deed 
has pointed the way. If no contest has been arranged between 
the schools in the league prior to a certain date of each year, any 
school anywhere may challenge for the trophy, and if the chal- 
lenge is refused take it by default. 

It is easy for quarrels to arise in any such league between schools, 
and result in ill feeling that blocks progress. The deed of gift 
should provide that in case of any discussion that cannot be settled 
among the contestants or their representatives, the question shall 
be referred to a committee of the donors whose decision shall be 

The New York Association two years ago decided to make some 
effort to exalt the name of Amherst in preparatory schools by 
means of such leagues, and appointed a committee to look into 
the matter, giving it certain powers to act. Its first procedure, 
after studying the successful leagues already in existance, was the 
purchase of a suitable trophy. It occured to that committee that 
there was really no fundamental relationship between a drinking 
cup and a debate, and consultations were held with some eminent 
artists and sculptors, including Mr. Daniel French, Mr. Brunner, 
and others. These consultations resulted in the purchase by the 
New York Association of a bronze statuette, by Hermon MacNeil, 
entitled "The Indian Orator." Mr. MacNeil is known as one of 
the best of the younger American sculptors, and this study together 

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with other examples of his work, has been widely exhibited. The 
bronze represents an actual orator now prominent among the 
Navajos. It is not a Cooper Indian, and actual facial beauty is 
sacrificed to truth. The New York Association owns not only 
the statuette, but the copyright, with all rights of reproduction. 
It is possible to make additional casts for a sum that varies with 
the cost of the metal, but that should not exceed seventy-five 
dollars, although the original purchase involved a much greater 

Such a trophy has both dignity and interest. It will adorn the 
platform or entrance way of any High School, and be a cherished 
possession during its stay, quite apart from the fact that it repre- 
sents a triumph over some opponent. 

The only cast that has yet been made is the trophy now awarded 
to the final winner each year in debating contests between Erasmus 
Hall High School, Jamaica High School, The Boys' High School, 
and the Polytechnic Institute, all of Brooklyn. Any alumnus 
who could attend one of these debates and observe the cheering 
audience, literally of thousands, giving their own school yells, and 
struggling with Amherst songs out of courtesy to the donors, 
would not question for a moment the interest that can be aroused 
by such contests. 

The New York Alumni are ready to place at the disposal of 
other local associations the rights to this trophy. Their aim has 
been not only to establish local leagues, but to aid in their estab- 
lishment elsewhere. Two or three points they would wish me to 
to emphasize in closing. Experience has shown that it is better 
not to include too many schools in a single league. Misunder- 
standings more easily arise. Lack of harmony and interest is 
more likely to occur. It is difficult for debates to be arranged 
in a league of four schools with full satisfaction to the contestants. 

The second point is that no group of alumni is too small to 
establish such a league. If there is but one High School in the 
town, the nearest town of similar size will provide a contestant, 
and two or three alumni may constitute themselves a local com- 
mittee of donors, representing the alumni of the county or state. 
And a third suggestion from the New York Association may be 
stated even more briefly, — go to it! 

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A Note on the Enrollment 


IN CONNECTION with the size of the incoming freshman 
class it is interesting to recall the statement made in the 
October issue of the Graduates' Quarterly for the year 
1914 that "if the increase in the number of candidates for the 
Arts course continues, there is fair expectation that the total 
number of men in the College will soon equal or exceed that of 
five years ago" (502). 

In 1910 the Trustees voted to limit themselves to the Bachelor 
of Arts course. At that time there were in the entering class only 
56 men taking this course. This fall, of the 163 entering freshmen, 
only two or three are pursuing a course which does not lead to the 
B.A. degree. The following table shows the relative increase in 
the number of freshman candidates for the B.A. degree since 1910: 















There are 16 new men in the upper classes and the total enroll- 
ment of the College is 500. The total enrollments for the past 
ten years are as follows: 




1909 1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 




532 502 464 426 420 416 429 500 

Of the entering class 21 are from the West and South. Ohio 
sends 5, Illinois 3, Wisconsin 2, Kentucky 2, Arizona, Colorado, 
Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, and 
the District of Columbia one each. 

Among the courses having large enrollments this semester are 
Social and Economic Institutions, Professor Gettell, 115 men; 
Logic, President Meiklejohn, 105 men; Modern European His- 
tory, Professor Gallinger, 111 men; Music, Chorus and Orchestra, 

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Professor Bigelow, 94 men; The Modern Drama, Professor Young, 
89 men; Chemistry, Professors Hopkins, Doughty and Zinn, 72 

There are 106 men studying Greek under Professor Smith and 
Mr. Agard; 31 are in the advanced classes and 75 are beginning 
Greek. The Spanish courses have shown a marked increase in 
numbers, nearly 50 men being in the first year class, and Professor 
Lancaster has 67 men studying the French Classics of the seven- 
teenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 


A YEAR ago last spring the Amherst Alumni Association 
of Boston established a scholarship of two hundred dollars 
to be awarded for one year to a member of the incoming 
freshman class whose immediate preparation had been in a public 
or private preparatory school situated within thirty miles of 
Boston. The Committee of Award was requested to take into 
consideration not only the scholarship of the applicant as shown 
in his preparatory school work but also his all-round development 
including character and qualities of leadership. Last year there 
was no award. The offer was renewed for this year and the 
scholarship has been awarded to Theodore Lincoln Buell, with 
honorable mention of Alexander Buff and Porter Wentworth 
Thompson. The Committee of Award was composed of Mr. Frank 
W. Stearns of Boston, Professor Esty and Dean Olds. 

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€>CKctal anD ptt^onal 


New York. — The New York Asso- 
ciation has been planning for its annual 
fall smoker to be held early in November, 
and for an especially good mid-winter 
banquet. The New York Alumni Glee 
Club, which was started last fall at a 
dinner given by Dwight Morrow, and 
which did good service at the annual 
dinner last winter, has been organized 
on a permanent basis, and should prove 
to be a factor in the active life of the 

Boston. — The Boston Association, 
through its scholarship committee, is 
preparing to continue the offer of a 
scholarship for men to enter the Class of 
1821 from the vicinity of Boston. The 
Copley-Plaza Hotel has again been 
engaged for the annual banquet, to be 
held Monday night, February 5, 1917. 

St. Louis. — On Thursday, Septem- 
ber 5th, the Amherst alumni of St. 
Louis gave a luncheon at the new Mis- 
souri Athletic Club, with David WTiit- 
comb, '00, as their guest of honor. 

Arizona. — The Alumni Association 
of Arizona, of which Stuart W. French, 
'89, is president, W. H. Webster, '06, 
secretary, and A. M. Morris, '13, 
member-at-large, gave a dinner August 

4th at the Douglas Country Club in 
honor of a number of Amherst men, 
members of the New Jersey National 
Guard, temporarily located on the 
border. Mrs. French had decorated the 
table prettily with purple and white. 
Amherst songs were sung and every- 
body had a wonderful time. Those 
present were: Fred W. Goddard, '98, 
Sergeant Major of the First Brigade of 
New Jersey; Walter L. Righter, '00, 
Sergeant, Troop D., 1st Squadron 
Cavalry, N. J.; H. V. D. Moore, '01, 
1st Lieutenant and Aide-de-Camp of 
Brigadier-General Hine, commanding 
the 1st New Jersey Brigade; Rev. 
H. S. Brewster, '02, rector of the First 
Episcopal Church of Bisbee, Ariz.; 
S. B. Joost, '04, Supply Sergeant, 
Troop D, 1st Squadron Cavalry, N. J.; 
W. H. Webster, '06, assistant superin- 
tendent of the Copper Queen smelter, 
Douglas, Ariz.; A. M. Morris, '13, with 
the Phelps-Dodge Company, Douglas, 
Ariz.; Charles J. Fairhurst, ex-' 16, 
Orderly at Headquarters, 5th Infantry, 
N. J.; Ralph E. EUenwood, a junior at 
Amherst and a resident of Bisbee; 
Alexander Dade, '20, son of Lieut.-Col. 
Dade of the 7th Cavalry, U. S. Army; 
and Stuart W. French, '89, of Douglas. 


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Seven new men have been added to 
the Amherst faculty. Prof. Walter W. 
Stewart comes from the University of 
Missouri to be associate professor of 
economics. F. Everett Glass '14, is in- 
structor in English and may assume the 
coaching of dramatics. Walter R. 
Agard '15, is instructor in Greek. 
William G. Avirett and Robert W. 
Smith both '16, are assistants in the 
departments of social and economic 
institutions and public speaking. 
Samuel H. Cobb '13, is associate pro- 
fessor of hygiene, succeeding Prof. P. R. 
Carpenter, now head of the department 
of physical education at Worcester 
polytechnic institute. Phillips Payne 
'14, is assistant in philosophy in con- 
nection with an instructorship at 
Massachusetts Agricultural College. 
Edmund E. Sawyer '16, is Edward 
Hitchcock fellow in physical education. 
George Stone '15, is assistant in the 
library. Prof. Arthur H. Baxter has 
returned from his sabbatical year to 
his post as professor of Spanish and 
Italian. Prof. David Todd has been 
granted an absence of one year. His 
plans for the year are not yet made. 

In giving a list of publications by 
the Faculty since 1912 in the last 
number of the Quarterly, the name 
of Professor Todd was inadvertently 
omitted; and his work, at least for the 
number of titles, has been perhaps the 
most prolific of all. The following is a 
"Optical Resolution of the Ring of 

Saturn," The American Journal of 

Science, February, 1912. 

"Researches on the Evolution of the 
Stellar Systems," The Nation, April 
4, 1912. 

"Total Solar Eclipse of April, 1912." 
(Pilot Chart of the North Atlantic 
Ocean, U. S. Hydrographic Office, 

"Taboas das Linhas Centraes e das 
Duracoes de Todos os Eclipses Solares 
Totaes Visiveis no Brazil, 1912-2162 
A. D." {Annuario Publicado pelo 
Observatorio Nacional do Rio de 
Janeiro para o Anno de 1913.) 

"A Beginner's Star-Book," The Nation, 
June 27, 1912. 

"Spectrum Analysis," Popular Me- 
chanics Magazine, July, 1912. 

"Three Centuries of Total Eclipses of 
the Sun in Mexico, 1850-2150." 
Seventeenth International Congress 
of Americanistas: Mexico City, 
Mexico. 1912. Resena del XVII 
Congreso Internacional del American- 
istas (Congreso del Centenario.) Re- 
printed in Popular Astrorwmy, June 
-July, 1913. 

Three thousand and two hundred ob- 
servations of Variable Stars, com- 
municated to Harvard College Ob- 
servatory, Director's Reports,1913-15. 
"Aristarchus of Samos," The Nation, 
December 25, 1913. 

"Review of Webb's Life of Dr." — See 
The Nation, March 19, 1914. 

"Achievements of the Spectroscope," 
The Nation, April 9, 1914. 

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'Chasing an Eclipse in an Aeroplane," 
Pittsburgh Sunday Post, August 2, 

'The Coming Eclipse," Kiefskaya 
Miisl" (Russia), August 6, 1914. 

'Amherst Expedition to Russia," 
Nature, October 29, 1914. 

'American Eclipse Expedition," 
American Journal of Science, Decem- 
ber, 1914. 

'Galileo in English," The Nation, 
January 28, 1915. 

'International Amenities of the 
Seventies," The Nation, February 4, 

'Stellar Movements and the Structure 
of the Universe," The Nation, 
May 20. 1915. 

'Observations of the Transit of 
Mercury," The Astronomical Journal, 
Vol. XXIX, p. 44, 1916. 


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Rev. Artemas Dean, a brief an- 
nouncement of whose death appeared 
in the last issue of the Quarterly, was 
born on February 9, 1824, in Cornwall, 
Orange County, N. Y., and received 
his school education in a private acad- 
emy there. He entered Amherst Col- 
lege as a sophomore in 1839 and was 
graduated in 1842. He attended the 
Auburn Theological Seminary for one 
year, taught one year in Cornwall and 
two years in Petersburg, Va., and then 
attended Andover Theological Seminary 
where he was graduated. He filled eight 
difiFerent pastorates during his life, and 
since 1902 he resided in Mt. Carmel, 
Pa. He was a thorough student of 
geology and botany, and was a conse- 
crated minister. He received the degree 
of M.A. from the University of Vermont 
in 1853, and that of D.D. from Hamp- 
den-Sidney College in Virginia, in 1890. 
Mr. Dean was married to Emma 
Carleton at Chelsea, Vt., in 1849. They 
had six children, three of whom are 
living. The widow also survives. Mr. 
Dean died of old age on July 9th, at 
Clinton, N. J., in the ninety-third year 
of his age. 


Lorenzo P. Blood died at his home in 
Pepperell, Mass., on June 17th. He 
was born in Pepperell on July 25, 1824, 
and was fitted for college at Pepperell 
Academy. After graduating from Am- 
herst he studied for a year at the An- 
dover Theological Seminary. With the 
exception of one year spent in the drug 

business in Abington, Mass., he taught 
school in various parts of the country 
until 1875, being at one time superin- 
tendent of schools at Pepperell. He 
was a justice of the peace, a surveyor, 
and an author of local histories. 

He was married on November 29, 
1855, to Margaret G. Thompson, of 
Marblehead, who survives him. There 
were three children, all of whom are 


Rev. Prescott Fay died of enlarge- 
ment of the heart in Framingham, 
Mass., on June 23d. He was born in 
Westboro, Mass., on December 8, 1826, 
and was fitted for college at the Leices- 
ter (Mass.) Academy. After one year 
at Williams College, he entered Amherst 
as a sophomore and was graduated in 
1851. He studied at the Bangor and 
Andover Theological seminaries and was 
ordained on February 27, 1856. He 
was an evangelist in Minneapolis, Minn., 
from 1869 to 1881. During the rest of 
his career he filled pastorates in various 
parts of New England until 1894, when 
he removed to Framingham. 

Mr. Fay was married on March 19, 

1856, to Samantha W. Eastman, of 

Granby, Mass., who died in 1909. 

There were three children, all of whom 

are living. 


Rev. Daniel Bliss, D.D., a pioneer in 
missionary work, founder and president 
emeritus of the Protestant College at 
Beiriit, Syria, died in that city on July 

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18th, in the ninety-third year of his age. 
Dr. Bliss was born in Georgia, Vt., 
and was graduated from Amherst Col- 
lege in 1852. In 1855 he went as a 
missionary to Syria. He interested 
William E. Dodge and other Americans 
in the establishment of a college there, 
and in 1863 the institution was founded. 
He resigned his post as president in 
1902 and was succeeded by his son. 
Dr. Howard S. Bliss, '82. 

The Congregationalist says of him: 
"Dr. Bliss represented the noblest tj^pe 
of Christian gentleman and Christian 
missionary. He ranks with the great 
founders of his mission and with the 
builders of mighty institutions. By his 
personal charm, his wisdom and tact, 
his initiative and enterprise, his fine, 
devoted character, he wielded an im- 
measurable power over the many re- 
gions and races to which the Syrian 
Protestant College ministers. He was 
a missionary, indeed, whose passing 
brings a loss to the whole church on 


Rev. James F. Clarke, whose death 
was briefly announced in the August 
Quarterly, was one of the oldest 
American residents of Bulgaria, one of 
the oldest missionaries of the American 
Board, and a veteran worker in the 
cause of temperance. He was born in 
Buckland, Mass., on January 31, 1832, 
and was fitted for college at Conway 
and Easthampton, Mass. He was a 
graduate of Amherst College and the 
Andover Theological Seminary. He 
later received his D.D. degree. 

Dr. Clarke sailed from Boston for 
Bulgaria in June, 1859, and spent the 
remainder of his life there. He was 
active in relief work in 1877. He en- 
joyed the support of the Bulgarian 
royal family. Queen Eleanora being 
especially interested in his work for 
temperance. His daughter Elizabeth, 
who is in charge of one of the best 

organized kindergartens in Sofia, carried 
on his work during his latter years. 

Dr. Clarke was married in 1859 to 
Miss Isabella G. Davis, who died in 
1894, and in 1896 to Miss Minnie C. 
Beach, who died in 1897. He had four 
children, three of whom are living. 
Two of his sons are Amherst men — 
James C. Clarke, '86, of Hyde Park, 
Mass., and Rev. William P. Clarke, 
'88, of Monastir, Bulgaria. 


Rev. William Hayes Ward, D.D., 
LL.D., whose portrait appeared in the 
August Quarterly, died on August 
28th, and Amherst has lost one of her 
most loyal, useful, and distinguished 
alumni. Mr. Hamilton Holt, editor of 
The Independent, speaks of him as 
"not only one of America's foremost 
editors, but also a scholar, poet, archae- 
ologist, preacher, and reformer of real 

"He was born," continues Mr. Holt, 
"in Abington, Mass., June 25, 1835. 
He came of a long and honored line of 
New England ancestors. His mother 
died when he was a little boy and the 
father Ijrought up the family of children. 
He taught William to read the Bible 
through in Hebrew at six, in Latin at 
nine, and in Greek at twelve. 

"Graduating from Amherst College 
in 1856, he decided to enter the Con- 
gregational ministry, and after a course 
at Yale Divinity School he went to 
Andover Theological Seminary and 
graduated there in 1859. For the next 
nine years he was apparently undecided 
as to whether to adopt science or the- 
ology as his life work, for we find him 
preaching in Kansas and teaching 
astronomy and physics in two Wisconsin 
colleges, Beloit and Ripon." 

He was then called to the editorial 
staff of The Independent, where he re- 
mained until about two years ago, 
when he retired to the beautiful old 
Colonial home of his ancestors in the 
Maine hills. Mr. Holt goes on to tell 


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of Dr. Ward's career as an editor, of 
the love which he won from all who 
came in contact with him, of his interest 
in archaeology, the classics, and in Ori- 
ental research, of his literary achieve- 
ments, of his generosity to the poor. 

Dr. Ward was a director of the Wolfe 
expedition to Babylonia in 1884 and 
was one of the earliest students of 
Hittite inscriptions. At one time he 
declined a chair in Assyriology in 
Harvard University. He was author 
of "The Seal Cylinders of Western 
Asia" and of "What I Believe and 
Wliy." He was a trustee of Amherst 
College for many years, and also of 
Berwick Academy, Maine, and had 
taken a prominent part in the activities 
of the American Bible Society, the 
Church Building Society, and the 
American Missionary Society. 

He died in South Berwick, Me., after 
a year's illness caused by being thrown 
from a carriage. 

"Dr. Ward," says Mr. Holt, "pos- 
sessed the qualities of faith and gentle- 
ness that distinguish the saint." 

Rev. James A. Bates died at his 
home in South Royalston, Mass., on 
September 3rd, after two years of failing 
health. For five years he was pastor of 
the Second Church in that town. 

Mr. Bates was born in Newton, 
Mass., on May 2, 1832. He prepared 
for college at Williston Seminary, East- 
hampton, Mass., and was graduated from 
Amherst in 1856. He took the course 
in Andover Theological Seminary 1856- 
59. He was married on October 25, 
1860, to Sarah Adams Tobey, and went 
as a missionary of the American Board 
to Uduril, Ceylon, where they remained 
for three years, until they were obliged 
to return to America on account of ill 
health. After his return Mr. Bates 
held pastorates in Brooklyn and Bellpre, 

Ohio, Lowell, Wolcott, Williston, and 
Randolph, Vt., and South Royalston, 
Mass. He is survived by three sons and 
a daughter. 


William Cole Esty, LL.D., professor 
emeritus of Amherst College, and sec- 
retary of the Class of '60, died at his 
home in Worcester, Mass., on July 
27th. He was born in Westmoreland, 
N. H., on April 8, 1838, and fitted for 
college at Kimball Union Academy, 
Meriden, N. H. 

Following his graduation from Am- 
herst he studied for a year under Prof. 
Benjamin Peirce of Harvard. The next 
year he taught mathematics in the 
Salem High School, and from 1862 to 
1865 was instructor in mathematics 
and' astronomy in Amherst College. 
In 1865 he became Walker Professor 
in those branches, a position which he 
held until his retirement in 1905. He 
then went to live with his son, Edward 
T. Esty, Esq., in Worcester. 

Professor Esty was one of the strong, 
old school teachers of the college, a 
profound, sincere thinker, and a wise, 
tolerant man. In 1888 he received the 
degree of Doctor of Laws. He was a 
member of the Psi Upsilon fraternity 
and of the American Mathematical 

Professor Esty was married in 1867 
to Martha A. Cushing of Boston. 
Their four sons are all Amherst men: 
William Esty, '89, of Bethlehem, Pa.; 
Prof. Thomas C. Esty, '93, of Amherst 
College; Edward T. Esty, '97, of 
Worcester, Mass., and Robert P. Esty, 
'97, of Philadelphia. 


Edward W. Chapin, Secretary 
181 Elm Street, Holyoke, Mass. 

Rev. DeWitt S. Clark, D.D., pastor 
emeritus of the Tabernacle Church of 

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Salem, Mass., died at his home July 
27th in his seventy-fifth year. He had 
been a sufferer from heart trouble for 
many months. He was much loved by 
all of his classmates and was the class 
president at the time of his death. 

Dr. Clark was born in Chicopee, 
Mass., September 11, 1841. After at- 
tending the high school there he en- 
tered Williston Seminary, graduating 
in 1859, and entered Amherst College, 
where he was graduated in 1863. Since 
then he has completed forty-seven 
years of continuous service in two 
pastorates, ten years at Clinton and 
thirty-seven in Salem. 

In college he was active in literary 
and social work, and was a member of 
the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. 
After leaving college he served as a 
director in different benevolent socie- 
ties and corporations and was a member 
of the Winthrop and Monday clubs. 

His noble character is finely por- 
trayed in a late number of the Congre- 
gationalist by its veteran editor and Dr. 
Clark's old friend. Rev. Albert E. 
Dunning, who says, in part: 

"A more consistent Christian, a 
truer gentleman, a more loyal friend I 
have never known. I have shared with 
him almost every kind of experience 
that men can share with one another. 
In them all he has been generous, pa- 
tient, high-minded, and helpful. In his 
own trials brave and resourceful, in 
sharing trials of others sympathetic, in 
service of his fellow men untiring, in 
spirit hopeful, he has lived a long, rich, 
full life. . . . 

"He has finished the work that was 
given him to do. A life so human, so 
noble cannot end. It would dishonor 
his Creator to think it could end. He 
lives because Christ lived. We have 
not lost our friend." 


Herbert L. Bridgman, Secretary 
604 Carlton Avenue, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

President Emeritus and Mrs George 
Harris, after a satisfactory summer at 
their Bar Harbor home, have resumed 
their residence at 35 West 81st Street, 
New York City. 

The following is clipped from the 
New York Times: 

Sept. 15. — Samuel H. Valentine, of 5 
East Sixty-seventh street, New York, a 
member of one of the oldest families of 
that city and for many years with the 
law firm of Benedict, Taft & Benedict, 
of 64 Wall street, died suddenly to-day 
at Valmar, his summer home here. He 
died from heart disease from which he 
had suffered for the last two years. 

He was the son of the late Samuel H. 
Valentine and Mrs. Elizabeth Hemp- 
stead Valentine and was a graduate of 
Amherst College and the Law School of 
Columbia University. Mr. Valentine 
was one of the founders of the Automo- 
bile Club of America and the Aero Club 
of America, of which he was formerly a 
vice-president. He was a member of 
the Sons of the Revolution, the Society 
of Colonial Wars, the Metropolitan 
Club of New York and the Point Judith 
Country Club of this place. Mr. Val- 
entine married Miss Lillie W. Porter, 
who survives him. 


Prof. Edwin A. Gbosvenor, Secy. 
Amherst, Mass. 

At the Twelfth Triennial Council of 
Phi Beta Kappa, held in Philadelphia 
September 12 and 13, Professor Grosve- 
nor was reelected president of the fra- 
ternity. The ensuing period of three 
years will constitute his fourth term, 
being first elected to that office in 1907. 
The following is clipped from the 
Springfield Union: 

He was elected a member of the 
Amherst chapter 50 years ago when a 
member of the class of 1867. He had 
served as president of the Amherst 


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chapter and as senator of the national 
society previous to his first election as 
president of the whole fraternity. As 
president he has visited the societies 
throughout the country, founded new 
chapters and delivered many Phi Beta 
Kappa commencement addresses. The 
society originated a century ago in 
Virginia and membership in its chap- 
ters is sought as one of the highest 
honors conferred upon undergraduates. 
Only institutions of the first rank are 
given a charter. 


William A. Brown, Secretary 
17 State Street, New York City 

Harlan P. French, of Albany, N. Y., 
has been made a member of the execu- 
tive committee of the United States 
Hay Fever Association. 


Prof. Herbert G. Lord, Secretary 
623 West 113th Street, New York City 

Rev. William H. Hartzell, a retired 
Presbyterian clergyman, for many years 
a resident of Washington, Pa., died 
suddenly of heart disease at his home 
on September 2d. He held charges in 
Maryland and in Minneapolis, Minn., 
before giving up active work on account 
of ill health. His widow and two sons 
survive him. 


Frederic C. Robertson, a teacher of 
oratory, died at Minot Centre, Me., 
on March 1st. He was born at Minot 
Centre on March 4, 1848, and prepared 
for college at the Hebron Academy, 
Hebron, Me., and at the Edward Little 
Institute, Auburn, Me. After gradu- 
ating from Amherst he studied at the 
Boston University School of Oratory 
under Professor Monroe. He taught 
at a private school of oratory in Boston, 

at Trinity College, Hartford, Conn., at 
Bates College, Lewiston, Me., and at 
Colby University, Waterville, Me. He 
was not married. 


Elihtj G. Loomis, Secretary 
15 State Street, Boston, Mass. 

Dr. Melvil Dewey, of Lake Placid, 
N. Y., was elected New York state 
president of the United States Hay 
Fever Association on September 1st. 


Prof. Levi H. Elwell, Secretary 
Amherst, Mass. 

Word has been received of the recent 
death of Henry L. Lovell at his home, 
702 North Broadway, Baltimore, Md. 


William M. Ducker, Secretary 
111 Broadway, New York City 

Of Thomas P. Ballard, one of the 
prominent citizens of Cleveland, Ohio, 
the following biographical notes have 
recently been sent in: 1913, elected 
president of the Real Estate Board. 
1913, chairman of a state commission 
which drafted and secured passage of 
the Torrens Land Title Registration 
Bill. 1913, elected Director of the 
Civic League. 1914, elected Director 
of the City Club. 1915, appointed by 
Mayor Baker a member of the Cleve- 
land Taxation Commission. 1916, re- 
elected Director of the Civic League. 


Rev. Alfred DeW. Mason, Secretary 
222 Garfield Place, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Collin Armstrong has recently been 
elected Chairman of the Executive Com- 
mittee of the Association of New York 

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Advertising Agents. The Association is 
composed of about fifty agencies in and 
around New York. Armstrong is also 
Chairman of the Executive Committee 
of the New York Sun Alumni. 

Dr. Wilbur B. Marple, of New York 
City, died suddenly at Kennebunkport, 
Me., on August 30th. He was a well- 
known ophthalmologist. He was a 
Fellow of the American Medical Asso- 
ciation and of the American College of 
Surgeons, and a member of the Ameri- 
can Ophthalmological Society, the 
American Academy of Ophthalmology 
and Otolaryngology, and others. He 
was a staff surgeon of the New York 
Eye and Ear Infirmary and consulting 
ophthalmological surgeon to the Babies' 
and Central Neurological hospitals. Dr. 
Marple is survived by his wife, who was 
Miss Jane S. Hathaway, and a son, 


Prof. H. Norman Gardiner, Secretary 
187 Main Street, Northampton, Mass. 

Frank L. Babbott has returned to 
New York from a tour of the United 
States covering 8,000 miles. 

Dorothy Fuller, daughter of Charles 
H. Fuller, Esq., of Brooklyn, N. Y., 
was married on June 10th to Mr. 
Harmanns Swan. 

Charles H. Moore of Greensboro, 
N. C, State Inspector of Negro schools, 
has published his report made before 
the North Carolina Teachers' Associa- 
tion at Greensboro on June 23rd. 


Prof. J. Franklin Jameson, Secretary 

1140 Woodward Bldg., Washington 

D. C. 

Rev. John Ellery Tuttle, D.D., has 
removed from York, Pa., to become 

pastor of the Presbyterian Church at 
Swarthmore, Pa. His departure from 
York was marked by extraordinary 
evidences of appreciation and good 
will. He had been there eight years, 
during the last of which large sums 
had been raised to renovate the church 
edifice and provide a new organ. Dur- 
ing this pastorate 441 members were 
received into the church. Dr. Tuttle's 
feeling was that the call to Swarthmore 
presented unusual opportunities for a 
religious teacher because of the college 
and schools situated there. There was 
an impressive service of welcome at the 
Swarthmore Presbyterian Church on 
June 1 1 ; the installation took place on 
June 21. 


Henry P. Field, Secretary 
Northampton, Mass. 

Hon. A. F. Bemis has been elected 
Actuary and Secretary of the Federal 
Trust Company of Boston, Mass. 

Clifton L. Field, Esq., has been re- 
nominated for Clerk of Courts of 
Franklin County, Massachusetts, and 
has no opposition for reelection. 


Frank H. Parsons, Secretary 
60 Wall Street, New York City 

The secretary of '81 has recently 
brought out a printed record of the 
thirty-fifth reunion of the class, held in 
Amherst last June, and also a pamphlet, 
"The Roll of '81." This contains in- 
formation to date of each of the sixty- 
two living members of the class. 

Starr J. Murphy, Esq., of the Rocke- 
feller Foundation, New York City, has 
been made a director in the newly or- 
ganized Western Pacific Railroad Cor- 


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John P. Gushing, Secretary 
Whitneyville, Conn. 

On October 1st Rev. Frederick T. 
Rouse left his charge in Omaha, Neb., 
to become acting pastor of Old South 
Church, Worcester, Mass. 

The Second Congregational Church 
of New London, Conn., celebrated dur- 
ing the week of September 17th the 
twenty-fifth anniversary of its pastor. 
Rev. James W. Bixler. At a reception 
tendered them, Mrs. Bixler was pre- 
sented with a brooch of diamonds set 
in platinum, and Dr. Bixler was given 
a gold watch and chain. Dr. Bixler 
has been granted a year's leave of ab- 
sence, which he will spend teaching at 
Atlanta Seminary. 

Dr. John B. Walker, Secretary 
50 East 34th Street, New York City 

The high school teachers of Greater 
New York and the citizens of Staten 
Island have recently erected a memorial 
window in the church of Staten Island 
which the late Dar^vin L. Bardwell 
attended. They have established a 
fund in his memory to help poor boys 
and girls in the Curtis High School of 
Staten Island. Bardwell was for many 
years district superintendent in charge 
of all the high schools in Greater New 

Through the efforts of C. T. C. 
W^hitcomb, Director of the Massachu- 
setts Educational Exhibit at the 
Panama-Pacific Exposition, the college 
has been recently presented with large 
photographs of College Row and Col- 
lege Hall. These photographs formed 
a part of the Massachusetts Exhibit at 
San Francisco, which received much 
favorable comment and was visited by 

President Meiklejohn, Governor Whit- 
man, and other distinguished Amherst 


Frank E. Whitman, Secretary 
411 West 114th Street, New York City 

Rev. Charles S. Walker of Amherst 
celebrated his seventieth birthday with 
a dinner party on October 7th. Among 
the speakers were Professors Tyler, 
Olds, Churchill, and Genung. 

George L. Todd, D.D., formerly of 
W^estfield, N. J., has recently removed 
to Plymouth, Pa., where he is pastor 
of the Congregational Church. 

Frederick Perry Noble, of Spokane, 
Wash., won the second prize of $300 for 
his editorial "Why Woodrow Wilson 
Should Be Re-elected," in the recent 
contest of the Philadelphia Ledger. 

The Bibliotheca Sacra of July, 1916, 
contains a scholarly article by Dr. 
Noble entitled "Negative Criticism of 
Destructive Critics" and this article has 
been reprinted in pamphlet form. 


Charles F. Marble, Secretary 
4 Marble Street, Worcester, Mass. 

Dr. Henry F. Cutler, principal of 
Mount Hermon Academy, was the 
leading figure at the thirty-fifth anni- 
versary of the school held in July. 
Recently he was given the degree of 
D.C.L. by Syracuse University. He is 
at present in Belgium, on leave of 
absence, engaged in important relief 
work under American auspices. 


Frederic B. Pratt, Secretary 
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Barry Bulkley was one of the speakers 
at the September meeting of the 

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Woman's National Republican Club 
in the New Willard Hotel, Washington, 
D. C. 

At the request of the Board of Educa- 
tion of Greater New York, the Board of 
Estimate has voted to expend $400,000 
to enlarge the Newton High School of 
which James D. Dillingham is principal. 
Principal Dillingham has had great 
success in introducing cooperative 
classes in his school. 

On August 2d, Mayor Mitchell of 
New York appointed Deputy Comp- 
troller Alexander Brough, Jr., a City 
Magistrate. Mr. Brough is a graduate 
of the Providence High School, of 
Amherst College, and the Columbia 
University Law School. He was ad- 
mitted to the bar in 1889, and shortly 
after began the practice of his profes- 
sion in New York City. He was a 
member of the New York State Assem- 
bly in 1907 and of the State Senate in 
1909 and 1910. During these years he 
was chairman of the Senate Committee 
of Education, and served on several com- 
missions, including the New York City 
Charter Investigating Committee. He 
was an executive member of the New 
York Republican County Committee 
for five or six years, and on January 1, 
191-i, was appointed deputy comp- 
troller of the city. His work in this 
capacity was characterized by thor- 
oughness and ability. He stands high 
in his profession, and Mayor Mitchell 
has been highly complimented on the 
wisdom of his choice. 

Asa G. Baker, Secretary 
6 Cornell Street, Springfield, Mass. 

Governor McCall of Massachusetts 
has nominated William M. Prest, Esq., 
to become a member of the Licensing 
Board of the Citv of Boston. 


Henry H. Bosworth, Secretary 
15 Elm Street, Springfield, Mass. 

Prof. George B. Churchill of Amherst 
received the Republican nomination for 
State Senator from the Hampshire- 
Franklin district of Massachusetts at 
the primaries held September 26th. If 
elected, he will receive a year's leave of 
absence from the college. The follow- 
ing is clipped from the Springfield 
Union of October 1st: 

The nomination of Prof. G. B. 
Churchill by a plurality of 693 over 
his townsman, Walter D. Cowls should, 
it is generally conceded, secure his elec- 
tion as senator from the P>anklin- 
Hampshire district. The contest has 
this good result, that it has afforded an 
opportunity to Prof. Churchill to visit 
personally all parts of the district, to 
make the acquaintance of its citizens, 
and to inform himself concerning the 
public needs of the different communi- 
ties. The people also have had an op- 
portunity to take the measure of the 
man. His work during the past 10 
years or more for Amherst, gives as- 
surance that he will now devote his 
best efforts for the general welfare of 
this senatorial district, and of the 
Commonwealth. He is a man who will 
surely make himself felt both in the 
committee rooms and on the floor of the 
senate as a power for good government 
and wise administration. He is a good 
public speaker, because he is more 
than a rhetorician. He thinks before 
he speaks, and sustains his declarations 
by a painstaking examination of all 
the facts and a just estimate of what 
is practical and for the general good. 

The following is clipped from the 
Springfield Republican of September 

A paternal interest in Italian sub- 
jects and their children in America is 
evidenced by King Victor Emmanuel's 
bestowal upon Arthur Curtiss James 
of New York of the cross of a chevalier 
of the crown of Italv. The honor is 


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given in recognition of Mr. James's 
erecting on New York's East side of a 
$300,000 building to house a school for 
Italian children, which is conducted by 
the children's aid society, and is help- 
ing to make good Americans of the 
children. Mr. James, by the way, who 
is a son of the late D. Willis James, was 
graduated at Amherst in 1889 and is 
now a trustee of the college. 

Stuart W. French, who has been 
manager of the Copper Queen Consoli- 
dated Mining Company at Bisbee and 
Douglas, Arizona, for several years, has 
been appointed general manager of all 
the Phelps-Dodge interests in the 
Southwest. He will continue to main- 
tain his headquarters at Douglas. 

Frank E. Spaulding is closing his 
first year as City Superintendent of 
Schools, Minneapolis, Minn. Spaulding 
is said to be one of the leaders in the 
public school system of this country. 
Under his administration as Superin- 
tendent of Schools in Newton, Mass., 
the Newton schools were brought into 
national prominence. 


George C. Coit, Secretary 
6 Beacon Street, Boston, Mass. 

The Senior Class of Columbia Law 
School has recently presented to the 
University a portrait of Prof. Francis 
M. Burdick, painted by Edwin B. Child. 
The portrait is to be hung in the Law 
Library of the University. Professor 
Burdick has just retired after twenty- 
five years of service at Columbia. 

Ralph J. Ricker had an interesting 
article in a recent number of The Purple 
and Gold, the Chi Phi alumni magazine, 
entitled, "Alpha Chi of the Late 
Eighties and Early Nineties." 


Nathan P. Avert, Secretary 
362 Dwight Street, Holyoke, Mass. 

H. Nelson Gay, of the Palazzo Orsini, 
Rome, Italy, is the Rome correspondent 
of The Nation, New York. The issue of 
July 27th contained an especially 
illuminating letter from him on the 
changes in the Italian ministry and the 
struggle in the Trentino. 

DiMON Roberts, Secretary 

43 South 

Summit Street, 


Walter H. Hildreth of the Depart- 
ment of Commerce at Washington, 
D. C, has been in California since June 
on business for the Department. He 
expects to return to Washington by 

A. A. Ewing, who has been rector of 
the leading Episcopal Church at 
Madison, Wis., for several years, began 
his service as rector of Immanuel 
Church, New Castle, Del., October 1st. 

Dr. R. H. Vose sailed for France in 
August for service with the Harvard 
Surgical Unit. 


Frederick S. Allis, Secretary 
Amherst, Mass. 

The Secretary has been advised that 
there are three new candidates for the 
"Second Flight Cup," — Charles Jarvis 
SchauflBer, born June 14, 1914, Fred- 
erick Sanderson Schauffler, born Febru- 
ary 6, 1916, and James Campbell 
Edgell, born July 15, 1916. 

Robert P. St. John has been elected 
the first President of the Men Teachers' 

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Associations of the high schools of 
Greater New York. 

Ninety-three is represented on the 
Texas border by Cummings of Portland, 
Me., who is Lieutenant-Colonel of the 
Second Maine Infantry. His regiment 
reached Laredo, Texas, "the hottest 
place on earth," July 4th, and were the 
first militia organization assigned to 
border patrol duty. Cummings writes 
it is "hot, dry, and dirty here, but we 
are all well." 

Lewis T. Reed was elected president 
of the Congregational Conference of 
New York last May. Reed will cele- 
brate his tenth anniversary at the 
Flatbush Church, Brooklyn, next 
March. In the nine years and a half 
of his pastorate there, the Flatbush 
Church has added 1296 members. 

Frederick W. Beekman is University 
Preacher at the United States Military 
Academy, West Point. Beekman as 
Dean of the Pro-Cathedral Church at 
South Bethlehem, Pa., took part in the 
recent Founders' Day exercises at 
Lehigh University. Dr. Talcott Wil- 
liams, '73, delivered the address. 

Dr. William H. Davis has been 
appointed Chief Statistician for Vital 
Statistics of the United States Census 
Bureau. Davis's appointment was the 
result of a Civil Service examination in 
which he obtained the highest rank. 

Dr. Luther G. Paul has put in a claim 
for the Second Flight Cup. Ellen Paul 
was born October 8, 1916. 

The Central New York Association 
of Congregational Churches and Minis- 
ters held their annual meeting Octo- 
ber 4th and 5th, with the Congrega- 
tional Church of Homer, N. Y., of 

which J. H. Olmstead is pastor. The 
meeting was the most largely attended 
of any in recent years. 

The Secretary joyfully receives occa- 
sional letters from Tower and Buffum. 
He commends these letters in the high- 
est terms and will be glad to pass them 
on to any members of the class on 


Henry E. Whitcomb, Secretary 
53 Main Street, Worcester, Mass. 

The engagement has been announced 
of Harold F. Hayes, of Rochester, N. Y., 
to Miss Alice Perkins of Williamsport, 

Grosvenor H. Backus, Esq., of New 
York, was recently married to Mrs. 
Sewell, of Englewood, N. J. 

L. E. Smith was active in greeting 
the Amherst men attending the annual 
meeting of the National Association of 
Building Owners and Managers in 
St. Louis, September 12th to 15th. 

Mrs. Percival Schmuck, after an 
illness of six months, died suddenly on 
June 27th. IVIr. Schmuck and his 
daughters, Mary and Barbara, have 
spent much of the summer in Maine, 
but have now returned to their home 
in Mt. Vernon, N. Y. 

Benjamin D. Hyde, Esq., of Boston, 
recently had constructed a handsome 
and complete shooting box not far from 
the famous Chatham Bars Inn, 
Chatham, Mass. "Ducks" and others 
please take note. 

To be enrolled among '94's children: 
Charles Eugene Lyman, born x\pril 23, 
1915, and Laura Frances Lyman, born 
April 19, 1916. 


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Rev. Edmund A. Burnham, D.D., 
pastor of Plymouth Congregational 
Church, Syracuse, N. Y., has been 
elected moderator of the Congrega- 
tional Conference of New York. Since 
comidg to Syracuse, Dr. Burnham has 
been a factor in the work of the Minis- 
ters' Association and other organiza- 
tions that stand for the moral uplift of 
the community. 


William S. Tyler, Secretary 
30 Church Street, New York City 

Rev. Jay T. Stocking, D.D., of Upper 
Montclair, N. J., one of the regular 
college preachers at Amherst, ad- 
dressed the Amherst College Christian 
Association on October 15th, on "Can 
a Thinking Man Pray?" 


Thomas B. Hitchcock, Secretary 
200 Devonshire Street, Boston, Mass. 

Rev. Edward F. Sanderson, of 
Brooklyn, N. Y., has been elected 
Director of the People's Institute of 
New York, to succeed Dr. Frederick C. 
Howe, Commissioner of Immigration 
in the port of New York. Mr. Sander- 
son was at one time pastor of the Con- 
gregational Church of the Pilgrims, 
Brooklyn, but resigned his pastorate 
to enter the field of social service. He 
commenced his new duties on Octo- 
ber 1st, and will be formally installed 
as Director in Cooper Union, on No- 
vember 12th. On September 18th, one 
of the New York papers published the 
following regarding him: 

During his five years' pastorate of 
the Heights church he was very prom- 
inent in Brooklyn affairs. His mar- 
riage on J)me 29, 1912, to Miss Ethel 
Eames, daughter of Francis Fames, 

one time president of the New York 
Stock Exchange, was a big event in 
society. He is a member of the Ham- 
ilton, Heights Casino and Clerical 
clubs, and Psi Upsilon fraternity. He 
was a corporal of Company K, First 
Connecticut Volunteer Infantry, dur- 
ing the Spanish- American War. 

Dr. Sanderson was born in Cleve- 
land, Ohio, March 16, 1874. He was 
the son of Frederick Milton and Harriet 
(nee White) Sanderson. He was 
graduated from Amherst College with 
the class of 1896, and from the Hart- 
ford Theological Seminary in 1899. He 
was ordained a Congregational minister 
the same year. 

His first charge was the pastorate of 
the Washington Street Church, Beverly, 
Mass., from 1899 to 1903; he left to 
become pastor of the Central Congre- 
gational Church, Providence, R. I., 
from 1903 till 1908, after which he 
went home to Cleveland. On March 4, 
1910, he was unanimously called to 
the pastorate of the Church of the 
Pilgrims. He preached his first sermon 
on Sunday, March 13. 

Only three pastors had preceded 
him. One, whom he succeeded, the 
Rev. Dr. Richard Salter Storrs, had 
held the pastorate for fifty-three years. 

The first evidence of his radicalism 
was shown on April 26, 1910, when, 
speaking at a dinner of the Congrega- 
tional Club, he said the Church was 
behind the times. The modern methods 
he introduced were looked upon with 
displeasure by many of the older 
parishioners as being too much for 
the staid old church. 

He resigned his pastorate on May 17, 
1914, saying that he wished a broader 
field for the social service work in which 
he had been active during his pastorate. 
At the time of his resignation he recom- 
mended that the Church of the Pilgrims 
unite with some other church, owing to 
decrease in membership, particularly 
with the Flatbush Congregational 
Church. Since his resignation he has 
been prominently connected with the 
Goodwill Industries and kindred 
charitable organizations. 

The People's Institute, of which Dr. 
Sanderson has been elected director, 
is an organization having branches in 
many sections of the community, with 

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the idea, expressed by its founder, the 
late Charles Sprague Smith, (Amherst, 
'74) of bringing the classes together so 
that each class may gain something 
by rubbing with another, and of 
increasing opportunities of wholesome 
enjoyment and social life among the 


Dr. B. Kendall Emerson, Secretary 
56 William Street, Worcester, Mass. 

Bird-Lore, the official organ of the 
Audubon Societies of America, pub- 
lished as its leading article in a recent 
issue a paper by Gilbert H. Grosvenor, 
"The World's Record for Density of 
Bird Population," being an account of 
the author's experiments in attracting 
birds around the home. Grosvenor's 
farm now holds the world's record for 
number of land birds per acre, 59 pairs 
of nesting birds having been counted 
on one acre adjoining the house in 
June, 1915. Grosvenor has been elected 
a member of the Board of Trustees of 
George Washington University and of 
the American University of Wash- 
ington, D. C, and President Wilson has 
recently appointed him a member of 
the Board of Visitors of the Government 
Hospital for the Insane, to fill the 
vacancy caused by the death of Surgeon- 
General George M. Sternberg, U. S. A. 

Robert P. Esty, Esq., was the 
Amherst delegate to the Twelfth 
Triennial Council of Phi Beta Kappa, 
held in Philadelphia September 12th 
and 13th. Drexel Institute, Haverford 
College, Swarthmore College, and the 
University of Pennsylvania acted as 
hosts to the Council. Charters were 
granted to Bates College, Knox Col- 
lege and Randolph-Macon Woman's 

Miss Francis Mitchell, Wellesley '06, 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Y. 

Mitchell of School Street, W^atertown, 
N. Y., was recently married to Hewett 
G. Fletcher of Cambridge. Mr. and 
Mrs. Fletcher will make their home at 
52 Commonwealth Road, Watertown. 


Arthur V. Ltall, Secretary 
225 West 57th Street, New York City 

Prof. Harold C. Goddard has re- 
turned to his post at the head of the 
English Department of Swarthmore 
College after a year's leave of absence. 

David Whitcomb, of Seattle, Wash., 
was a delegate to the convention of the 
National Association of Building 
Owners and Managers held in St. Louis, 
September 12th to 15th. He delivered 
an address which is said to have been 
by far the most striking feature of the 
convention, and which has occasioned 
wide newspaper comment. Mr. Whit- 
comb was elected treasurer of the 
association for the ensuing year. 

Two books by Walter A. Dyer have 
just been published — "Gulliver the 
Great, and Other Dog Stories," by the 
Century Company, New York, and 
"The Humble Annals of a Back Yard," 
by the Pilgrim Press of Boston. Recent 
short stories by Mr. Dyer include "The 
Strike at Tiverton Manor," in the 
American Magazine for September, 
"The Regeneration of Timmy," in The 
Designer for August, "The Return of 
the Champion" in The Delineator for 
September, "The Poultry Ladies of 
Valley Road," in the Black Cat for 
September, "Wotan the Terrible" in 
McCall's Magazine for September, and 
"The Madness of Blind Antony" in 
the Woman's Home Companion for 


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Capt. Thomas J. Hammond of I 
Company, Massachusetts 2d Regiment 
of Militia, returned to his home in 
Northampton on October 16th, his 
regiment having been recalled from 
service on the Mexican border. 


Harry H. Clutia, Secretary 
100 William Street, New York City. 

"The Business of the College" is the 
title of the inaugural address delivered 
by Herbert Pierrepont Houghton, 
Ph.D., on the occasion of his inaugura- 
tion as president of Waynesburg Col- 
lege, Waynesburg, Pa., last June. The 
address has recently been published 
in pamphlet form. 

The directors of the Westchester 
Fire Insurance Company of New York 
have elected Harry H. Clutia secretary 
of the company, which is one of the 
oldest of its kind in the country. 


Eldon B. Keith, Secretary 
36 South Street, Campello, Mass. 

A son, Frank Stearns Giese, was born 
on August 18th to Mr. and Mrs. Henry 
W. Giese of Boston. 

A third son, John Randolph, was 
born February 10th to Mr. and Mrs. 
Godfrey V. D. Titsworth. Mr. Tits- 
worth is now at Cleft Oak Plantation, 
Randolph, Va. 

Mr. and Mrs. George Walter Munroe 
announce the marriage of their daughter 
Eleanor to Mr. Clinton Henry CoUester, 
on August 22nd, at Altoona, Pa. Mr. 
Collester is on the faculty of the Massa- 
chusetts Institute of Technology. 

The following is clipped from the 
Netv York Times: 

Dr. John H. Young of North FuUerton 
Avenue, Montclair, and Miss Gertrude 
Bellis of Washington, D. C, were mar- 
ried at the Hotel McAlpin, New York, 
on Saturday afternoon (July IS.) Dr. 
Young was recently sentenced to one 
year in jail and to pay a fine of $1,000 
following his conviction on a charge of 
negligence in performing an operation 
on Mrs. Paul E. Truesdell of Montclair, 
who died on Feb. 15 last. His appeal 
before a higher court is pending. It is 
understood the physician and his bride 
are on an automobile honeymoon trip. 

Only the immediate members of the 
families were present at the marriage. 
The Rev. Andrew Magill of Jamaica, 
L. I., a former classmate of Dr. Young 
at Amherst College, performed the cere- 
mony. Frank Kidde of Montclair acted 
as best man, as Dr. Young did for him 
several years ago. The bride, who is a 
trained nurse, has been visiting at the 
home of Mrs. E. H. Greenwood, Orange 
Road, Montclair. It is said Dr. Young 
met his bride last December. About five 
hundred of Dr. Young's friends in 
Montclair have signed a paper express- 
ing their high regards for him and their 
confidence in his integrity and profes- 
sional ability. 


Clifford P. Warren, Secretary 
354 Congress Street, Boston, Mass. 

The editors, in kindly augmenting 
the Secretary's August bulletin on Col. 
Atwood, spoke of some "get-rich-quick 
stufiF" of the Colonel's, thereby grossly 
libeling that able and voluminous writer. 
The Colonel's "stuff" does not follow 
the unmoral Wallingford, but is rather 
of the "get-rich-quick slowly but surely 
and safely" variety. This has reference 
to his "On the Curb" published in the 
Saturday Evening Post of September 9, 
and his "Going into Business for Your- 
self, " a reply to an inquiry by an edge- 
trimmer in a shoe factory, published 

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in the Boston Post Magazine, and re- 
printed in American Shoemaking of 
August 12. 

A daughter, Gertrude, arrived in the 
family of Stanley King, September 
25, 1916. 


Karl O. Thompson, Secretary 
11215 Itaska Street, Cleveland, O. 

Mr. and Mrs. Clifford H. Keep 
announce the birth of a son, John 
Jabine, on July 14th. This is the 
second child, but the first boy. Keep's 
address is 288 Carlton Ave., Brooklyn, 
N. Y. 


John B. O'Brien, Secretary 
309 Washington Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Paymaster Kenneth C. Macintosh 
of the United States Navy had a narrow 
escape from death on Tuesday, August 
29th, when the armored cruiser 
Memphis was wrecked by a storm off 
Santa Domingo. 

George H. B. Green and Miss Hazel 
Roberta Newcomb were married on 
Saturday, September 2nd. at Ephrata, 
Perm, the home of the bride. 

John G. Anderson again made a 
notable record in the Amateur Golf 
Championship of the United States 
held this year at the Merion Links, near 
Philadelphia. After playing some 
sensational golf, Anderson was put out 
of the tournament by "Chick" Evans, 
the winner of the tournament. Ander- 
son's golf articles in each Monday's 
issue of the New York Sun and in 
several magazines have been widely 
quoted during the past summer. 

Chauncey Lyman is registrar and 
head of the English department at the 
Tome School, Port Deposit, Md. 


Robert C. Powell, Secretary 
1301 North Charles St., Baltimore, Md. 

Philip Ashley Bridgman, of Belcher- 
town, Mass., was married on July 29th 
to Miss Blanche Watson in New York 
City at the Church of the Transfigura- 
tion — "the little church around the 
corner." They will probably live in 
Springfield, Mass. 

Prudence, the infant daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. Roy L. Atwood, died 
at Pelham, N. Y., on September 13th. 

Morton I. Snyder, Assistant Head 
Master of Newark Academy, Newark, 
N. J., had an article in the Sept. 24th 
issue of the New York Times entitled 
"Schools a Target for Critics." Snyder 
believes that many of the faults in our 
educational system are due to lack of 
foresight on the part of several genera- 
tions of teachers, and that the schools 
of to-day are surpassing the achieve- 
ments of those of yesterday. 


Charles P. Slocum, Secretary 
262 Lake Ave., Newton Highlands, 


Rev. E. C. Boynton has accepted a 
call to the Adams Square Congre- 
gational Church, Worcester, Mass., and 
began his new work on Sept. 10th. 

The engagement has been announced 
of Sidney^ C. Blanchard, Winchester, 
Mass., to Miss_Katherine Tucke, of 

Warren L. Swett has a son, Warren 
Preble, born in July. Swett's new 


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address is 109 Laurel St., Fair Haven, 

Felix Atwood has a daughter, 
Dorothy Adams, born June 14th. 
Atwood is now connected with the 
Chicago oflBce of the Osborn Manu- 
facturing Company of Cleveland, O., 
and his new address is 4840 North 
Lincoln St., Chicago. 

The following item appeared in the 
Boston Transcript: 

An interesting event at Foxboro last 
Saturday was the baptism of Randall 
Barton, son of Bruce and Esther 
(Randall) Barton, on the thirtieth 
birthday of his father, who is editor of 
Every Week. The baptism was by Rev. 
William E. Barton, Oak Park, 111., 
editor of The Advance, of Chicago, form- 
erly pastor of Shawmut Church, Boston. 
For twenty-two summers the Bartons 
have celebrated this birthday as a 
joint event, it being also within one 
day of the birthday of Robert Shawmut 
Barton, born in Boston, Aug. 4, 1894, 
while his father was pastor of Shawmut 
Church. Robert has just graduated 
from the University of Chicago. The 
two brothers who have shared the 
honors of this summer's celebration for 
twenty-two years made way this sum- 
mer for a participation on the part of 
the youngest representative of the 
Barton household. He was baptized 
with water which his grandfather 
dipped from the river Jordan on a 
tour of Palestine in 1902. 


H. W. ZiNSMASTER, Secretary 
Duluth, Minn. 

Miss Dorothy Lee Rice and Dr. 
HajTvard M. Post were married August 
22nd at Pleasant Valley, New Hartford, 
Conn. They will be at home after 
November 1st at 5530 Delmar Boule- 
vard, St. Louis, Mo. 

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Warner are the 
parents of a girl — Jean Louise — bom 
August 5th, 1916. 

Miss Marion Manson Jones and 
Phillip Jamieson were married Septem- 
ber 21st at 134 Waverly Avenue, 
Newton, Mass. 

Mr. and Mrs. James Albert Sprenger 
are the happy parents of a daughter 
born in September. 

William Kimball has resigned from 
the law firm of Abbott, McPherran, 
Lewis & Gilbert of Duluth, and has 
moved to Minneapolis. 

Paul Welles is still confined to the 
Mexican Border. His company expects 
to be demobilized this fall. 


Edward H. Sudbury, Secretary 
154 Prospect Ave., Mt. Vernon, N. Y. 

Miss Alice Louise Hammatt was 
married to James B. Melcher on Sept. 
5th at Newton Center, Mass. 

Richard M. Neustadt was married 
on August 2nd to Miss Elizabeth B. 
Neufield in New York City. Neustadt 
is with the B. F. Goodrich Company of 
Akron, Ohio. 

Stoddard Lane, Jr., was born July 
23rd in Bogota, N. J. 

Dewitt A. Clark of Seattle was mar- 
ried to Miss Dorothy Wilson on Sept. 
9th at Wilsonia Acres, Ford, Wash. 

Announcement has been made of the 
engagement of Richmond Mayo-Smith 
of Norwood, Mass., to Miss Betty 
Farrington of Minneapolis. 

Charles V. Hatch is an adjuster in 
the accident and liability department 
of the Aetna Life Insurance Company. 
His office is in the Lyman Building, 
Springfield, Mass. 

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Clarence Francis, Secretary 


Commonwealth Ave., 


George Bingham Taylor is an instruc- 
tor in the Modern Languages depart- 
ment and baseball coach at the Tome 
School, Port Deposit, Md. 


Dexter Wheelock, Secretary 
170 North Parkway, East Orange, N. J. 

In Springfield, Mass., on July 29th, 
a daughter, Ruth Wood, was born to 
Mr. and Mrs. George R. Yerrall, Jr. 

Miss Dorothy Southard and Hylton 
Logan Bravo were married on Octo- 
ber 25th at the Inverness Club, Toledo, 
Ohio. They will be at home after 
December 1st at 518 Islington Street, 

The marriage of Miss Dorothy Lee 
Woodin of King's Highway, West 
Springfield, Mass., and Paul Fenwick 
Scantlebury, took place October 11th 
at the home of the bride's grandparents 
in West Springfield. Rev. Herbert P. 
Woodin, '88, of Auburn, Me., an uncle 
of the bride, assisted at the ceremony. 
Mrs. Scantlebury is a graduate of Pratt 
Institute in the Class of 1915, and is a 
daughter of the late Edwin Burns 
Woodin, '85. Mr. and Mrs. Scantle- 
bury will make their home in Utica, 
N. Y., where he is in business. 

DeLysle Ferree Cass has an article in 
a recent issue of the Scoop, a magazine 
for newspaper men, entitled, "Market- 
ing Literary Manuscript." 

The following, taken from the Spring- 
field Republican of August 3d, refers to 
Donald Young's new work on the 

faculty of the Y. M. C. A. College in 
Springfield, Mass.: 

A new course is to be started and 
a new man brought to Springfield to 
take charge of it. The course is one 
in biology from a new angle— the 
biology which teaches man's place 
among other forms of life, as the basis 
for a true Christian religion. The man 
is Donald Young. "If the experiment 
works out, you'll have revolutionized 
the teaching of biology in secondary 
schools," John Tyler, revered among 
Amherst college's older professors, said 
in a letter to Dr. L. L. Doggett, presi- 
dent of the Springfield college. 

Mr. Young, who is to handle the 
new course, is an Amherst college gradu- 
ate in 1911 who did special work in 
biology under Amherst's eminent pair 
of biologists. Prof. Tyler and Dr. F. B. 
Loomls. His effective work as a student 
secured for him an assistant instruc- 
torship on the Amherst faculty for 
two years while he did advanced re- 
searches. Since then he has done 
graduate work at Columbia university 
for three years, majoring in zo5logy 
and minoring in botany. He had the 
honor of being "resident scholar" in 
1913 and was an assistant instructor 
for the succeeding two years. At pres- 
ent he is teaching biology at the sum- 
mer session of William and Alary col- 

Mr. Young comes to Springfield with 
highest recommendations from men 
under whom he has worked and is 
said to be one of the few young biolo- 
gists who are qualified to handle the 
new religio-biology course honestly. 
He was an Amherst track man of dis- 
tinction, winning many athletic laurels 
outside his own college and climaxing 
his running career by winning a place 
on the American team which contested 
against the best amateur track men of 
the world at the Olympic games in 
Stockholm, Sweden, in 1912. Mr. 
Young was married on June 21st to 
Helen H. Sewall of Worcester, a gradu- 
ate in 1913 from Smith College. 


Alfred B. Peacock, Secretary 
Forbes & Wallace, Springfield, Mass. 


Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 

Mr. and Mrs. Henry W. Dolliver 
have announced the marriage of their 
daughter Jessie Lillian to James J. 
Quinn, Jr., on August 19th at \Vliitins- 
ville, Mass. 

MacV. Edds was married in June to 
Elizabeth Green of Newark, N. J. 

"Bill" Bishop reports the birth of a 
sou, James, in June. 

"Shorty" Fitts announces the arrival 
of George Henry, Jr., early in the 
summer. "Shorty" and "Prexy" 
Stuart are engaged in the destructive 
distillation of wood in Corbett, N. Y., 
a very small settlement in the heart of 
the Catskill Mountains. 

De Parsons, who has been in the 
production end of the International 
Time Clock Co., of Binghamton, 
N. Y., has recently joined the sales 
force of the same organization. 

"Butch" Baumann won in the 
primaries for prosecuting attorney of 
Fremont, O., on the Democratic ticket 
and is reported to be making a strong 
fight for the election. 

"Spence" Miller has been making an 
enviable record for himself in his work 
with Thomas Mott Osborne, the warden 
of Sing Sing Prison, New York. He 
spoke at Carnegie Hall, New York, on 
September 24th, at a meeting of the 
Humanitarian Cult on "Talks I Have 
Had With Men Just Before Electrocu- 

"Fritz" Barton, corporal in Troop L, 
First New York Cavalry, was recently 
attached to Maj.-Gen. O'Ryan's head- 
quarters as a mounted orderly. He 
was active there in starting the New 
York Division newspaper. The Rio 
Grande Rattler, and was appointed 
business manager. Full pages from 

well-known national advertisers and 
column after column of copy from 
local merchants of Mission, Tex., show 
that he has done good work. 

Russ Davenport has opened an office 
in Holyoke, Mass., for the practice of 


Mr. and Mrs. Edward Corning an- 
nounce the marriage of their daughter 
Helen to Claudius Francis Beatty on 
October 7th at Stamford, Conn. 

Rufus W. Gaynor, second son of the 
late mayor of New York, sailed on 
September 16th on the Touraine of the 
French Line to drive an ambulance at 
the front. 

The soliciting staff of the Chicago 
office of Paul Block, Inc., advertising 
agents, has been increased by the addi- 
tion of William F. Johns. Mr. Johns 
gained his advertising experience in the 
East in the advertising department of 
Burroughs, Welcome, & Co., New York, 
where he was for three years. For the 
past four years Mr. Johns has been in 
the Chicago office of O'Mara & Ormsbee, 
traveling throughout the Middle West. 

The engagement has been announced 
of Edmund Brown, Jr., of Norfolk, 
Conn., to Miss Mary C. Whittington 
of Marion, Md. 


Lewis D. Stilwell, Secretary 
Hanover, N. H. 

The engagement of Miss Clara L. 
Shultz to Mr. J. E. Voorhees has been 

The marriage of Miss Laura Anne 
Noble and Mr. H. A. Proctor took place 
on the 29th of August in Essex, N. Y. 

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H. K. Murphey has been appointed 
to an assistantship in American History 
at the University of Wisconsin. 

L. D. Stilwell is spending the year as 
instructor in history in Dartmouth 

The Rev. and Mrs. R. S. Merrill are 
very comfortably located in their first 
parish at Kennet Square, Pa. 

The engagement of Miss Ellen C. 
Field of New Haven, Conn., to Mr. 
W. C. Wilcox has been announced. 
Wilcox is now serving as secretary of 
the Springfield Branch of the National 
Metal Trades Association. 

T. J. Burns has been made manager 
of the Lynn store of the W. T. Grant Co. 

The engagement of Miss Frances M. 
Chaffee, Vassar '13, of New York City, 
and Mr. H. H. Plough has been an- 

Two 1913 men have been added to 
the Amlierst College faculty this year. 
George L. Stone is assistant in the 
library, and Samuel H. Cobb is filling 
the position of Associate Professor of 


RoswELL P. Young, Secretary 
HO Tremont Street, Boston, Mass. 

Through an error, the name of John 
K. Hough of Erie, Pa., appears in the 
official Alumni Address List of the col- 
lege as secretary of the class. Roswell 
P. Young has been class secretary since 

Phillip W. Payne of Omaha. Neb., 
has been appointed an assistant in 
philosophy at Amherst College and 
instructor in English at the Massa- 
chusetts Agricultural College. 

F. Everett Glass, of Bangor, Me., 
has returned to his position as instructor 
in English at Amherst College and will 
also coach the new undergraduate 
dramatics organization, the Curtain 


Joseph L. Snider, Secretary 

1727 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, 


H. M. Smith is teaching mathematics 
at Mercersburg Academy, Mercers- 
burg, Pa. 

Heinritz now has charge of the 
English department at Waynesburg 
College, Waynesburg, Pa., of which 
Dr. H. P. Houghton '01, is president. 

Pratt has been spending the past 
few months on the Mexican border. 

C. S. Day, who for the past ten 
months, has been in France with No. 3 
McGill Hospital, was recently gazetted 
Lieutenant in the Canadian Field Ar- 
tillery and is now in England prepar- 
ing for his new duties. 

Packard, who spent the past j'ear in 
graduate study at Harvard, has been 
appointed assistant in history. 

1915 was well represented at the 
Plattsburg training camps. Among 
those present were Hall, L. R. Smith, 
Robinson, Craig, Eastman, and Person. 

On September 18th Lyon and Miss 
Louise von Hauser Barnett were mar- 
ried in Easthampton, Mass. They will 
be at home after December 1st at 413 
Warren Avenue, Brockton, Mass. 

Agard, who served last year as sec- 
retary of the Amherst College Christian 
Association and as assistant in English, 


Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 

has given up his plan to study English 
at Columbia University and has 
accepted the position of instructor in 
Greek at Amherst, for which he has 
been well fitted by his experience as 
teacher of Greek in the Amherst High 

Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Rufus Taylor 
announce the marriage of their daughter 
Helen Marjorie to Philip Francis 
Whitten on July 26th at Chicopee Falls, 

Blair was married in Amherst on 
September 5th to Miss Ruth Z. Clark. 
They will make their home in Prince- 
ton, N. J., where Blair is teaching and 
studying chemistry. 

Phillips is teaching at the Morgan 
School, Clinton, Mass. 

Mauville has recently accepted the 
position of assistant secretary to Ex- 
President Wm. H. Taft. 

Snider is studying law at Harvard 
this year. 


Douglas D. Milne, Secretary 
Heathcote Road, Scarsdale, N. Y. 

The following is a partial record of 
the class to date: 

C. B. Ames sailed for France on 
September 2d where he is to spend a 
year in the service of the American 
Corps. His address is care of American 
Ambulance Field Service, 21 Rue 
Raynaured, Passy, Paris, France. The 
last heard of Ames was that he was 
diligently searching for periscopes for 
the discovery of which the steamship 
company offers a reward of one thou- 
sand francs! 

Thomas W. Ashley is teaching and 
coaching at Dickinson Academy in 
Deerfield, Mass. 

William G. Avirett and R. W. Smith 
are assistants in the Department of 
Economics at Amherst. 

Henry W. Barnes, Jr., is with the 
Plymouth National Bank, Plymouth, 

Tony Barone is turning out "Jitneys " 
for the Ford Motor Company at 
Buffalo, N. Y. 

W. S. Bastine is with Bastine & Co. 
Real Estate in New York City. At 
the present time he is with Troop L, 
First N. Y. Cavalry, at Mc Allen, Texas. 

J. Seelye Bixler is teaching at the 
American College in Madura, South 

Dean Blanchard is sawing wood for 
his father in Winchester, Mass. Geo. 
W. Blanchard & Co. Lumber. 

M. H. Boynton and D. E. Hardy are 
with the Library Bureau, 43 Federal 
Street, Boston, Mass. 

Scott M. Buchanan and Alfred H. 
Washburn are graduate secretaries of 
the Amherst College Christian Associa- 
tion at Amherst. 

W. G. Chapman, S. W. Rider, H. F. 
Redfield, and L. N. Shaw are with the 
National City Bank of New York, 55 
Wall Street. 

C. N. Church is a third year medical 
student at the University of Vermont. 

H. Nelson Conant and H. L. Gillies 
are with Motion Picture News Inc., 
New York City. 

Francis M. Dent is studying at 

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A. G. Dugan is with the Hartford 
Fire Insurance Co. in Chicago. 

Walton C. Baker is teaching English 
and geometry at Fisk University, 
Nashville, Tenn. 

E. H. Goodridge, last year's baseball 
captain, is teaching at the Choate 
School, Wallingford, Conn. 

William C. Esty, 2d, is with Motion 
Picture News Inc. at Chicago. 

Charles J. Fairhurst is working for 
the Pennsylvania R. R. at the Terminal 
Office in New York. At present he is 
with Mounted Orderly Section, 5th 
N. J., at Douglas, Ariz. 

C. W. Gallup, Jr., is with the New 
York & Pennsylvania Co. (paper and 
fibre manufactures) at Lock Haven, Pa. 

William Gates, Jr., is at the Harvard 
Law School. 

Robert S. Gillette is studying law at 

Roland B. Graham is with the Cort- 
right Coal Co., Philadelphia, Pa. 

Howard J. Heavens is with the Denni- 
son Manufacturing Co. at Framingham, 

Amzi F. Hoffman is with Chas. J. 
Smith Inc., Somerville, N. J. 

Herbert G. Johnson is with the 
Western Electric Co., Boston, Mass. 

George N. Keeney is teaching at the 
University School for Boys in Paterson, 

Lewis M. Knapp is teaching at 
Bishop's College School, Lennoxville, 
P. Q,, Canada. 

W. Clark Knowlton is with the B. F. 
Goodrich Co., Akron, Ohio. 

G. Homer Lane is studying for the 
Ministry at the Hartford Theological 
Seminary, Hartford, Conn. 

Wallace M. Leonard, Jr., is with the 
Stanhope Press, Boston, Mass. 

Donald E. Marshall is studying at 

L. C. Meredith is studying at 

D. D. Milne is with the American 
Telephone and Telegraph Co., New 

D. S. McCrum is a fourth year Elec- 
trical Engineering student at the Uni- 
versity of Colorado. 

F. R. Otte is with E. B. Jordan Co., 
Brooklyn, N. Y. 

C. Baldwin Peck is with Samuel Ward 
& Co., Stationers, Boston, Mass. 

Robert M. Proctor is in the National 
Office Boy Scouts of America, New York 

John U. Reber is with the Boy Scouts 
at the National Office in New York 
publishing Boys' Life Magazine. 

Homans Robinson is studying at the 
Harvard Law School. 

Edmund E. Sawyer is gym instructor 
at Amherst under the Edward Hitch- 
cock Fellowship. 

Winthrop H. Smith is with Bon- 
bright & Co. Brokers, New York. 

Douglas C. Stearns is persuing ad- 
vanced studies at Harvard. 

W. P. Stiles is teaching at Mercers- 
burg Academy, Mercersburg, Pa. 


Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 

William H. Tow is working at the 
American White Cross Laboratories, 
45 Greene Street, New York. 

George W. Washburn is with the 
Walk-Over Shoe Company, Middle- 
boro, Mass. 

Charles F. Weeden is with Jordan 
Marsh Co., Boston, Mass. 

Arthur P. White is Vice Principal of 
the high school at Canton, Pa. 

Lee B. Wood is on the Cleveland 
Leader, Cleveland Ohio. 

Burbank C. Young is with the 
Fidelity Trust Co., Rochester, N. Y. 

M. O. Young is a student at the New 
York State Library School in Albany. 

The following members of the class 
attended the Military Training Camp 
at Plattsburg this last season : Boynton, 
Douglas, Hardy, Otte, Robinson, W. G. 
Smith, A. H. Washburn, and G. W. 
Washburn. In the August camp L. W. 
Douglas of the Eighth Regiment was 
high man on the rifle range, having a 
score of 227. 






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FEB]{UAKY, 1017 


A College of Liberal Arts and Sciences — Founded in 1821 

Alexander Meiklejohn, Ph.D., LL.D., President 


The College offers a four years' course leading to the degree 
of Bachelor of Arts; also a graduate course of one year leading 
to the degree of Master of Arts. 

Undergraduate courses may be so arranged that graduates 
can obtain degrees from technical schools by two years of addi- 
tional study. 


For admission without conditions fourteen points are required. 
Candidates who lack the full entrance requirement must present 
at least eleven and one-half points including not less than two in 
English, two in an ancient language, and one in mathematics. 
Those who are admitted with either two points or three points in 
Latin may remove their conditions in this subject by doing a 
corresponding amount of extra work in Greek in college. 

Entrance Examinations, June 18-23, are those of the College 
Entrance Examination Board, held at Amherst and elsewhere. 

Entrance Examinations, September 12-18, are held at Amherst. 

Graduates of certain preparatory schools are admitted on 
certificate, without examination. The certificates and pass cards 
of the New York State Board of Regents are accepted in place of 

The Porter Admission Prize of $50 is awarded annually for 
the best examinations on entrance subjects. 


The academic year includes thirty-six weeks of term time, the 
courses of study being arranged by semesters of eighteen weeks 
each. There is a Christmas vacation of two weeks, a Spring 
recess of eight days, and a Summer vacation of thirteen weeks. 
Commencement Day is the Wednesday before the last Wednes- 
day in June. 

The tuition fee is $140 per year. The privileges of Pratt Gym- 
nasium, Morgan Library, etc., are free to all students. 

The annual award of fellowships and prizes exceeds $3,000. 

The beneficiary funds of the College aggregate $350,000. 

The College Library contains 110,000 volumes. 

Pratt Field and Hitchcock Field afford ample facilities for 
athletic sports. 

Requests for catalogues and for information regarding entrance 
requirements, scholarships, etc., should be addressed to the 
Secretary of the Faculty, Amherst College, Amherst, Mass. 


Frontispiece: Amherst at the Border. . Facing 

The College Window: ...... 

In the Beginning was the Word 
Yesterday's Child. An Interview . ^ . 
"Old Greek." Poem. Frederick Hoak Law, '85 
The Amherst Memorabilia Collection and its Needs. 

Clarence E. Sherman, Trinity, '11 
Suspended Life on the Border. Fred B. Barton, '12 
At Sunset. Poem. Louis G. Caldwell, '13 . 
Amherst's First Baseball Game, compiled 


Portrait: Professor Levi Henry Elwell, '75 Facing 
Levi Henry Elwell, M. A. John M. Tyler, '73 . 
Editorial Notes ....... 


Hallock, An Angler's Reminiscences. Thompson, 
British Verse for Boys. Dyer, Gulliver the Great. 
Noyes, Financial Chapters of the War. Hamlin, The 
Enjoyment of Architecture. Hamilton, Current 
Economic Problems ; Exercises in Current Economics . 


The Alumni Council ...... 

The Associations ....... 

The Classes ........ 











There is no need of re-introducing the persons who by their frequent and valued 
contributions have become familiar habitues of these pages. 

The central figure of the Frontispiece, Governor Whitman, has already been pictured 
in the frontispiece of the number for January 1915, and, together with Secretary 
Lansing and Professor Grosvenor in the number for November of that year. 

The author of the sketch "Yesterday's Child" desires to remain anonymous. 

Frederick H. Law, who contributes the poem, "Old Greek," is professor of English 
in the Stuyvesant High School, New York City. 

Clarence E. Sherman, who writes on " The Amherst Memorabilia Collection and its 
Needs," is Assistant Librarian of the College. He has already done us the 
useful service of indexing the first three volumes of The Quarterly. 

Fred B. Barton, who writes "Suspended Life on the Border," is, apart from his 
military service, in business in New York. While he was at the border he was 
editor of a newspaper published by and for the soldiers. 

Louis G. Caldwell, who contributes the poem "At Sunset" is a lawyer in Chicago. 

Alexander Dana Noyes, whose book "Financial Chapters of the War" is reviewed 
on page 115, has been since 1891 financial editor of the New York Evening Post, 
and since 1902 trustee of the Evening Post Company. 

Talbot Faulkner Hamlin, whose book "The Enjoyment of Architecture" is re- 
viewed on page 116, is an architect and writer of New York City. He is a son 
of Professor A. D. F. Hamlin, '75, who is Professor of Architecture in Columbia 
University, N. Y. 

Walton Hale Hamilton, whose book "Current Economic Problems" is reviewed 
on page 117, is Professor of Economics in Amherst College. He is a graduate 
of the University of Texas, 1907, and a Ph.D. of the University of Michigan, 




VOL. VI.— FEBRUARY, 1917.— NO. « 


DO you know, dear window-comrade, what it was that at the 
beginning of the war dealt the most poignant and deadly 
shock to the mind of an amazed world? I will tell you. 
It was a broken word. The brutal outrages that followed and 
aggravated the breach tortured our sense- 
In the Beginning imagination; we visualized them and laid 
was the Word them on our quivering nerves; but these, 

terrible as they were, were only of the 
gossip and surface of the matter. The defaulted word assailed the 
heart of our many-membered humanity, invaded the very womb 
and web of manhood being, — for we had deemed that man's word 
was God in man. A puissant people whom we had believed in, 
whom we had loved and trusted for light and learning and kindly 
leading, had given her sacred word — and broken it, wantonly, 
deliberately, insolently broken her plighted word, and carried off 
the paltry fragments to the waste, calling them a scrap of paper. 
And to our amazement we discovered that this was no accident, no 
sudden spasm of self-defense. It had been planned and elaborately 
prepared for. In her idolatry of arbitrary statecraft she had 
evolved the monstrous theory that as a nation became big and 
burly and impersonal her word became automatically worthless, a 
thing with which she could play fast and loose as capricious ex- 
pediency might dictate. And when at the fateful moment she 
resolved to try out this theory, to two hemispheres it was like the 
shudder of earthquake. 

78 Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 

Ever since then that broken word has stood in the way Hke the 
angel before Balaam. It has sown its seed and reaped its harvest 
both up and down. While the martyr-name of its victim Bel- 
gium has like a ringing reactive slogan called out the chivalry 
and generous sacrifice of vast armies, ever since then the proud 
Germany whom we loved and honored has been virtually a living 
apology, essaying to brazen it out and hack her way through, but 
in reality squirming an ever more entangled path into the maze 
of that self-excuse which is self-accusation. I am not drawing 
this wildly. She herself is aware of her plight, though of course 
she is not disposed to own it. 

Right here at home, as you will recall, we got a genuine taste of 
this self -exculpation, at so early a stage that it masked as an airy 
insouciance, as if the doughty Empire had done something brave 
and fine instead of base. When Dr. Dernburg came to Amherst to 
tell us what a magnanimous march to world domination Germany 
was making through Louvain and Rheims, it was quite natural for 
our thinkers to ask him a question or two. Some things in his plea for 
approval were not crystal clear. So after his speech to the students 
we had him into the Faculty Club in Hitchcock Hall and subjected 
him to a little friendly grilling, — no more though than we did to all 
our distinguished visitors. In response to our innocent inquiries 
he waxed as eloquent as his somewhat limited English would let 
him over the great things Germany was ready to do if Belgium 
would only let the Kaiser's armies cross her neutral territory on 
their way to crush her sister nation. Inoffensiveness, compensa- 
tions, indemnities galore were promised; Belgium had only to 
break her word, as Germany was so nobly doing. She might rest 
assured of good faith, — had she not a mighty Empire's word? 
Just here the voluble stream of asseveration encountered a courte- 
ous inquiry from Professor Olds: "Have we any guaranty, Herr 
Dernburg, that this promise would have been any better kept than 
the prior one?" The answer was expressed — or rather evaded — in 
terms of hems and haws, and the eloquence, 

"like a fountain's sickening pulse, 
Subsided on itself." 
A reporter, getting it by hearsay, got the story of the interview 
wrong, having it that a student had asked the question. When Dr. 

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Dernburg saw this in a New York paper, he made an indignant 
denial. "No student ever asked me such a question; it would 
have been an intolerable effrontery for a student to ask such a 
thing." He was right. Germany did not lie that time. No 
student asked it. But: thequestion was asked, just the same, — and 
not answered. 

Identically the same question, no longer naif and conciliatory 
but stern and solemn, is raising again its undiminished head, now 
that Germany, posing as humanitarian, is seeking to institute a 
fresh manipulation of words — which is to say, a conference of 
belligerent representatives to negotiate peace. "Have we guaran- 
ties," the others are replying, "guaranties of sincerity and good 
faith, guaranties of a more genuine regard for humanity at large 
than for deported Belgians and massacred Armenians, guaranties 
that go beyond crafty diplomacies to the actual righting of wrongs?" 
But somehow Germany's word stock is no longer at par. It has 
suffered greater depreciation than the reichsmark. Her wanton 
breach of her word, emphasized all along the way by nameless and 
numberless inhumanities, is rising up against her, an inexorable 
nemesis; so that now, her people desperately desiring peace, she 
finds herself in an anomalous situation. In word currency she can 
neither give guaranties nor take them. Having once so lightly 
broken faith she has had to live up to her lie; and this she has done 
so ferociously and fanatically that no other nation can strike hands 
of faith with her again, none has the slightest warrant for believing 
or trusting her. This is not invective ; it is the sad and sober fact. 
Nor is this all. The pitiable thing is that she herself, by repudiat- 
ing herself, has strangled her ability to believe in any one. She is 
out of touch with genuine human nature. So the measure that 
she metes has reacted on her own moral appraisal and judgment. 
To her colorblind sense — or perhaps we may say her self-bound, 
unreciprocating mind — the word of others is in the same unstable 
equilibrium as her own. Her ability to appraise their genuineness or 
hypocrisy is gone, or rather degraded to sensing only hypocrisy. 
In her international relations she has never won to that inner house- 
hold sense of comity and mutuality to which a sacredly kept word, 
standardized by a humane and sympathetic personality, is the 
divinely ordained key and open sesame. So her call for peace 

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negotiations has no reverberations from the heart. It is extrinsic. 
She is forced outward to the limbo of artful but fragile words; it 
is her chosen idiom, words manufactured for manipulation and 
barter, words used as counters in a game, words in a cunning con- 
catenation and logic designed to gain a yet hidden end, — such, to 
the suspicious entente, seems to be her stock of negotiable muni- 
tions; and none can deny that she is as adept in their use as in the 
employment of poisonous gases and submarines. But underneath 
is that ugly note of treachery and insincerity; the broken word 
will not down. Where then is the common ground of free and 
sincere interrelation? For her pledges and promissory notes the 
Allies are making the simple requirement of concrete collateral, 
and the value of her collateral has sadly declined. 

It is rather in sadness than in blame that we write this. For 
underneath that arrogant breach of faith, heartless and immoral 
as it was, we discern a certain rigid self -consistency; it is a cor- 
ruptio optimi pessima. It takes us back to the beginning, — not 
merely in time, whose report is fallacious, but in the center of 
human and racial nature, where is the speculative, idealizing, 
romantic — yes, romantic — mind of the German. You remember 
how the manner in which the German mind projects itself toward 
a working philosophy is symbolized in Goethe's great drama. 
Doctor Faust, who is frantically minded, whether by white arts or 
black, to get at the inmost secret of being, sets out by juggling 
with the profoundest oracle of New Testament revelation: — 

" *Tis written: 'In the Beginning was the Word' 

Here am I balked; who now can help afford? 

The Word? — impossible so high to rate it; 

And otherwise must I translate it, 

If by the Spirit I am truly taught. 

Then thus: 'In the Beginning was the Thought* 

This first line let me weigh completely. 

Lest my impatient pen proceed too fleetly. 

Is it the Thought which works, creates, indeed? 

'In the Beginning was the Power,' I read. 

Yet as I write, a warning is suggested. 

That I the sense may not have fairly tested. 

The Spirit aids me: now I see the light! 

'In the Beginning was the Act' I write." 

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Do we not see shadowed here the tendency of that German racial 
mind to push out adventurously into the air and the cloud, mind- 
less of moral and humane monitions weaving imaginative theories, 
combining premises possible and impossible, and bearing implicit 
weight on their logically spun results? For Doctor Faust the word 
of the beginning was too common, too personal, too exacting; he 
must find something more imposing and elaborate; he could not 
stop with the Thought and the Power; finally his mind came to 
rest on the Act, the accomplished Deed, with its glamor of actuality 
and splendid romance. For this discovery proved that some theory 
was correct: some concatenation of Power and Thought and 
Word, drawing onward from the beginning, had reached a 
tangible, visible result. But by the time he had thought 
back from that resultant Act — which for aught he imagined might 
be an unmotived bolt from the blue — to the alleged Word, the 
latter had become so remote and unreal that his philoso- 
phy could not tell whether there was such a thing in the beginning 
or not. At all events its function as a determinator of conscience 
and personal self -exaction was gone. It had become instead a thing 
to be used and manipulated, in fond theories and air-castles, in 
diplomacies and evasions, in masking thought and power and act, 
not a thing to be reverenced and bound by. It was no longer at the 
heart of man but on his lips. So we find him juggling with the 
word, as if it could be denatured by any arbitrary whim. 

Where then had this facile but fatal speculation led him? The 
history of Germany's zealous efiiciency in self-centered philosophy, 
in material science, in romantic idealizing of splendid warfare and 
world conquest — Doctor Faust raised to a higher power — is the 
developed answer. It had landed him in the wild topsy-turvey region 
where the Act is the initial term and the Word as good as nowhere. 
The sphere of material,dehumanized nature,where human ingenuity 
works wonders indeed, but where also the earthquake shatters and 
the lightning strikes and the deadly gas chokes the unwary and the 
tiger leaps upon its prey; the region where Huxley's too admiring 
tribute comes true; "Nature's discipline is not even a word and a 
blow, and the blow first; but the blow without the word. It is left 
to you to find out why your ears are boxed." But more. It has 
landed him in the monstrous assumption that the word doesn't 
count, that there is no vital Word there, to bid or ban. And so it 
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blows, and letting them go self-ju stifled or if called to account 
defending them by a word which is only an expediency. What 
difJerence? — only a word, a breath of articulate air, a scrap of 
paper, — it is the Act that counts. Like children, men in this region 
shamelessly say, "It isn't so, I only just said so." When this 
reaches the national scale, it has become something tremendous; 
child's play standardized. More still: in opening this door, man 
has not got rid of the word but only profaned it; has thrown the 
door wide open to crooked diplomacies, subtleties of wire-pulling, 
secret reservations, double meanings, dust-throwing, cuttle-fish 
tactics, — no end to the slippery catalogue. That is what comes of 
making the unscrupulous Act the controling term and the Word the 
crafty working-tool. 

I AM NOT concerned to trace the history of the German spirit. 
If I were I would not dwell on the fictive and dreamy Doctor Faust 
but on his renowned spokesman Goethe, who too nonchalantly 
invaded the sacredness of the word, and on Frederick the Great, 
whose military obsession made the perfidious act brilliant and por- 
tentous; and then with a glance at Bismarck I would skip to Kaiser 
Wilhelm, avowed emulator both of Frederick and of that Corsican 
contemporary of Goethe whose deeds fascinated generations. Per- 
sonalities of mighty influence these, attracting men of kindred 
spirit and stamping their impress on prodigious policies. And theirs 
is not the influence of that sublime word which, at the beginning of 
intelligent being, makes truth between man and man possible. 
Rather it draws away from that to the fanatical abyss of national 
greed and despotism, to which nothing but stark selfishness and 
arbitrariness are sacred. 

I AM concerned, however, a whole dismayed and outraged world 
is concerned, lest this God-created human nature of ours reel back 
into the beast of prey and treachery, and into the fetish-worship 
of natural forces, thus belying and repudiating its noble beginning. 
"In the beginning was the word" — Doctor Faust and Kaiser Wil- 
helm to the contrary notwithstanding: — and that, according to an 
authority superior to Goethe, was the vital force, the spiritual 
dynamic, which started the crude human clay on the up-grade 
toward the divine; or as the simpler term puts it, "the word was 
with God" (but Grecians will note the preposition pros, "toward 

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God") ; nay, type of divine truth in man. That is a great claim 
to make for a thing so Hghtly breathed, so Hghtly broken, 
but it has the sublime simplicity of absolute things, and the 
more we think of it the more we cannot get around it. The 
Word: free vehicle of faith and understanding and truth and 
mutuahty, God with man, man with God, man with man, 
as the source of upbuilding and justice and freedom and peace 
it worthily claims the worship due to God; but flouted and 
profaned, it may be like the live wire whose mystic lading of 
light and power may become the fell bolt of spiritual ruin and 
death. This is as true of the large scale as of the small, of the nation 
as of the individual, — nay truer, as the scope of organized persona- 
lity is broader. But there is one absolute essential : the word 
must be standardized. It must be the basis of mutual understand- 
ing and trust. The lack of this has been the mischief. Its value 
must not fall below par; and it becomes more humane, more mind- 
ful of the divine beginning, just in proportion as it is above par at a 
premium. Here is the rub : it can be standardized only by the charac- 
ter that backs it, and that character, in its final analysis, is the 
character of God. You know how lucidly that is set forth in a certain 
old history that we have. God, it is there maintained, pledged his 
word to mankind, in covenants old and new, — and kept it. Kept it 
so thoroughly and with such absolute reliability that men have no 
hesitation in banking on it, at least as far as nature and the material 
interests of man are concerned. It is when the word leads above 
nature to the point where the self gets out of self toward the fellow- 
man that men and nations begin to balk and juggle with their 
word. And when they are definitely embarked on the subtle 
sequence of that the game is as good as up. The kingdoms of this 
world may be becoming the kingdoms of ill-gotten sway and wealth, 
but they are not becoming the kingdoms of the God whose word 
became flesh and tabernacled among us, spelled in concrete 
human life. 

As THESE words are written the nations of the world, neutral and 
belUgerent, feehng that the present situation is intolerable, are 
groping dimly and cautiously after some common ground of under- 
standing, some guaranteed word between Aation and nation, be- 
tween rulers and ruled, which shall ensure a peace not manufac- 

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tured out of intrigues and treaties, not cooked up out of insincere 
words, but growing like natural fruitage out of the normal relation 
of man and man. In the end it must reduce to that. And we know 
in the large what the movement is. It is the convulsive effort of the 
spirit of humanity to realize what has been gathering head since 
the divine word first sounded in the depths of human being: that 
comity and cooperation of men and nations wherein each takes his 
place as an integral and harmonious member, with his rights and 
liberties, in an interrelated world body, in other words a regime 
of live and let live. Only so, it is deeply felt, can permanent peace 
be the issue. 

But at the moment of this writing it is sadly apparent what an 
immense handicap must be overcome, and largely from the lack 
of a divinely standardized word. It is in Germany that this lack 
is most palpable, though none of the nations have clean skirts. One 
and all have strangely forgotten that the world's goal is Christian, — 
that the Word in the beginning was toward God. Germany seems 
to have reached the pass where — to use the delicious mixed meta- 
phor we have all heard — she " cannot open her mouth without putt- 
ing her foot in it," her utterances are so grotesquely out of true. 
She seems to stand in shrinking cowardice before the sincere word 
whose value she has so debased and flouted. Ulterior motives to 
which she desperately clings yet which she is reluctant — or asham- 
ed — to confess before an open-minded court prompt her either 
to silence or to words meant to conceal and befog the issue and 
only betraying her real attitude. The power of her words to 
deceive is gone, except as she uses them to deceive herself 
or her people's too docile public opinion. She stands too in 
similar cowardice and suspicion, utterly unable to interpret 
by inner truth, before the word of others. The ulterior motives 
that she finds behind their statements of terms and objects 
are modeled helplessly on her own; for she has abjured any stand- 
ard of truth outside of herself. Nor is this due to the breaking of 
the pledged word alone. The theorized and fancied word too, the 
inveterate tendency of her philosophy and romantic sense to build 
arbitrary systems, plays also its part; it is as if, unrestrained by 
the common sense of mankind, she did not know the difference 
between a true situation and a mare's nest. And in all these 
fancies, which have shifted with the fortunes of war, there is a 

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curious betrayal of a desire to escape out of a too keenly realized 
guilt to defensible conditions. And yet the standard by which 
she justifies herself is a purely wilful one. It is like the make- 
believe games of children; as who should say, "Let us play that 
might is right (which is to say, In the beginning is the act) that 
war is normal — that others provoked it — that we are fighting for 
existence — that we are purely on the defensive — that our atrocities 
are reprisals — that we are not starving but victorious — that we are 
bent on liberating the world" — and so on, interminably. There 
has been an astonishing whirl of this invented child's play; and 
the pity is that she leans her weight upon it as if it were true, and 
clings to her romance as if she believed in it. Her initial setting 
out in shining armour and ruthless ferocity, from the very 
height of cultural and economic well-being, in quest of "a place 
in the sun" and "the freedom of the seas" — as if she 
did not have them both in quite extraordinary measure — is of a 
piece with this childish twisting and squirming; it is the mis- 
judged romance of a parvenu empire, wantoning in sheer, wilful- 
ness like a spoiled child. And at the bottom of it is that equivocal, 
maltreated word, not standardized by divine human mutuality but 
degraded to a plaything and menial work-tool. 

Hence the present dubious outlook. If we are ever all to have 
peace, it looks as if there were nothing for it but a change of heart 
and a clearing of eyes. For the word of the beginning, the spe- 
cial prerogative of the man over the brute, was meant 
to be the going out of heart to heart, bearing gifts of good 
will and fairness rather then deceit and falseness. Its 
statecraft must learn to know, on the national scale as on the 
individual, the rightful and reciprocal claims of God and neighbor. 
And after all, the truest basis of statesmanship was uttered not by 
a Bismarck or a Wilhelm but by a Christian apostle, when he said, 
"Wherefore, putting away lying, speak every man truth with his 
neighbor; for we are members one of another." There it is, remedy 
and motive in a nutshell. W^hen will the nations put away lying; 
when will the members of a new humanity fare and function 
together ? 

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[Yesterday's Child granted me an interview recently and as we sat and talked, 
Amherst College rose vividly before me. Again I saw the campus with its tall 
old trees, under which one could get such enchanting glimpses of the Holyoke range; 
again I lingered on the terrace east of the church watching the play of light and 
shade on the "gentle Pelham hills;" again I stood on the steps of the library 
(may its shadow never grow less), and surveyed the group of buildings opposite, 
from the queer old octagon to the slender church spire. And as my own impressions, 
blurred by the hurry and pressure of daily business cares, grew clear once more, I 
determined to transcribe our interview briefly in the hope that it may give to 
others the pleasure it gave to me.] 

YESTERDAY'S Child was born into the College circle, and 
that meant far more yesterday than it can possibly mean 
to-day. For the circle then was a circle, not a series of 
concentric rings, with tangents of all kinds, some of which may 
conflict. Of course for a long time Yesterday's Child had no 
conception of the good fortune that had befallen her, indeed it is 
perhaps only the intervals of space and time that have gradually 
revealed it to her. Her first intimation of life in a college com- 
munity came one Sunday morning when her parents took her 
to a service at the Congregational church and she spent the ser- 
mon time in vague wonderings. Why were there not in front of 
her rows and rows of close cropped heads and dark suits, with 
lines of white collars between? Why did women stand up and 
face the congregation during the singing.? And why did the 
singing sound so high and shrill.'^ 

She learned very early in life that when the study door was 
closed, she was not to disturb her young father, and sometimes 
she had glimpses of him speeding across the meadow, a convenient 
short cut, and knew he had gone to that mysterious place called 

There were times when College came to her home, for in those 
days faculty meetings were occasionally held in the evening at 
the professors' homes and while the professors were in earnest 
discussion in one room, their wives were gathered in another 

Yesterday'sChild 87 

and the evening would end in an informal party, though before 
that time Yesterday's Child would be sound asleep. Students 
came to the house, too, and she knew that they were receiving 
a share of her father's kindly interest and generosity, for children 
absorb many things that they understand only after they are 
grown up. She has a vivid recollection of one mortifying and 
dreadful afternoon, when she placed her little armchair against 
the closed study door and tipped it back as she had seen a man 
do on some porch. The door, not being securely latched, gave 
way suddenly and she was precipitated heels over head into the 
presence of her father and the boy he was counseling. She dis- 
tinctly remembers her feelings, though the boy may have for- 
gotten long ago the advice he was receiving. 

She was walking with her father once on the campus, when 
cries for help reached them. Looking this way and that, they 
finally saw a man lean out of one of the narrow windows in Wil- 
liston Hall. He proved to be an Armenian with very little knowl- 
edge of English, but he made them understand that he was 
locked in the building. From a near-by house, known later as 
Hitchcock Hall, a ladder was procured and set up against the 
building and then it was a difficult matter to make the man 
understand that he should not come out of the window head 
first. The Child found all this most exciting, though to this day 
she does not know why no one else appeared or why no janitor 
was within reach. 

As she grew older. College became her loved playground in 
the long summer vacations. She wonders if the children of the 
present generation know all its fascinations. There was the 
clock tower on the old chapel. With her chosen companions. 
Yesterday's Child would crawl round the bell and strike it, or 
mount all the stairs and lift with head and shoulders the heavy 
trapdoor that gave access to the top of the tower. Just how much 
the view was appreciated then is open to question, but it is per- 
fectly clear in her mind now, in its changeful beauty of mountain 
and meadow, wooded slope and winding stream. 

There were other explorations, more dangerous and therefore 
more alluring. One day she and another child climbed out of the 
west window of the chapel tower and let themselves cautiously 
down on to the ridgepole of the roof of the portico. After a few 

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moments' enjoyment of this perilous situation, they climbed 
back without accident, but all her life Yesterday's Child has 
paid the penalty for this with a nightmare, recurring at intervals, 
of being compelled to climb up to or down from some almost 
inaccessible place in a tower or unfinished building, with yawning 
spaces below. 

The College Well possessed plenty of interest. To lower the 
bucket on its chain till it splashed in the clear cold water and 
draw it up brimming full was an occupation of which one could 
not tire and no drink of the present day could equal it in refresh- 
ing deliciousness. And then the well was such a convenient 
place to hide things in, like hats trustingly laid aside by the 
members of Professor Montague's Summer School. Appleton 
Cabinet was another favorite. How many of the children now 
within range of the various collections ever saw the "mer-man" 
and the "mer-maid?" How many of them ever crawled through 
the shell of the great turtle? "At least we called it a turtle," 
said Yesterday's Child. And how many of them have stood 
before the gorilla breaking the gun, and thrilled with a fear that 
held them fascinated and drew them back again and again for 
another thrill? And do they know the huge fossil foot-prints? 
And the Indian relics? 

Have they ever been in the Art Gallery, climbed up on Moses' 
knee, writhed in spirit before the Laocoon or dreamed beside 
the sleeping Ariadne? Have they whispered confidences in the 
ear of Clytie, felt their own wings expand before the Victory or, 
caught by the charm of the Acropolis, dropped down to rest on 
the steps of the Parthenon? 

There was no limit to the games invented on the spot in the 
warm stillness of the empty "Gym," and what apparatus was 
within reach was made thorough use of, even if not in the most 
approved scientific manner. The College Church was also fa- 
miliar, though hallowed ground, from the days when the Child 
first noticed her sister pointing a tiny finger at the stars in the 
blue ceiling. Sometimes the family were early at the Sunday serv- 
ice and Yesterday's Child would occupy herself in picking out 
the Bible verses frescoed about each window. "Quit you like 
men; be strong" was long a puzzle to her, for she knew well 
enough that the students were not expected to quit. It was 

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diverting also to see Mr. Lansford Gates emerge from the trap- 
door south of the pulpit. For the architect neglected to plan for 
any access to the cellar and a square hole had to be cut in the 
floor. Descent was by a ladder, as the Child well knew, for had 
she not explored every corner of the cellar when occasion offered? 
Mr. Gates was devoted to the church of which he had the care 
and was also very friendly to the children. He knew where 
grew the pinkest laurel in all Pelham and many and many a June 
Sunday the church was glorified by the great bunches of it that 
he brought in and arranged himself. And the Child gratefully 
remembers those he would give her at the close of the service. 
In her further search for experience she had tried her hand at the 
organ and even attempted the chimes. 

The campus and the various buildings were of course far more 
attractive to the Child than were the faculty, but a few of them 
are connected with her earliest recollections, especially those she 
saw often in the pulpit: Professor William Tyler, preaching from 
the text "I write unto you, young men, because ye are strong," 
with a deep sincerity that penetrated the heart of even a small 
listener; Dr. Field, with one hand fingering the cord of his glasses, 
and with his head tipped a little to one side, genial and ever kind; 
Professor Mather, dear to her because she felt that Moses and the 
rest of the Art Gallery crowd belonged to him and so she did; 
Professor Crowell, whose text "Whatsoever things are lovely" 
had an especial appeal for her, and President Seelye, whose 
dignity was such that the Child always thought of the word 
majestic in connection with him, reading as only he could read: 
"Who hath believed our report, and to whom hath the arm of 
the Lord been revealed?" 

She considered him majestic, yet with unerring confidence 
Yesterday's Child would frequently leave her father and mother 
after service and wait till she saw President Seelye come out of 
the small north door of the church, slip her hand in his and walk 
as far as she could with him. She knew he liked to have her 
there. It did not make any difference whether he talked to her 
or not, but once in a while he would interrupt his conversation 
with the visiting stranger or some member of the faculty who 
had joined him and look down at the Child and smile, or stoop 
and pick up a bright leaf to give her. Somewhat later, though 

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still only a child, she was about to unite with the church and a 
time had been set for her with others to meet him at his house 
for preparation for the service. The Child had spent part of the 
day in the woods and, returning, found herself too late for the 
appointment. Nevertheless she went to his house, and President 
Seelye, theologian and philosopher as he was, neither reproved 
her nor catechized her, nor dwelt on dogma or doctrine. Instead 
he drew her down beside him and talked in unforgettable words 
of the love of God the Father and of Jesus Christ who wanted 
little children to come unto Him. 

[Yesterday's Child took none of the College courses and received no degree, 
but surely to have known these men, and others, acquaintance with whom came 
afterward, was an education in itself. As I turned away from her, she called 
after me: "I do not know when I may see the College again, for I'm not even a 
non-graduate, but be sure and give my love to the Child of To-day."] 

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Teacher of Greek in Amherst College, 1877-191 7 


I HEARD him, — I, a dreaming idle boy, — 
But words of rhythmic Greek I scarcely heard: 
Outside the open windows Autumn joy, 

Like pipes of Pan, drowned out the ancient word. 

I knew the Holyoke range in purple line 

Was waiting for my wandering step to come; 

The scented whisper of the mountain pine 

Made me forget the droning class-room hum. 

And then a word — "edXeaaa" — caught my dreams, 
And I was off by blue iEgean isles, — 

By storied plains where slow Mseander streams, — 
By mounts where sea-born Aphrodite smiles. 

" ivTivBtv i^fKabvti" — back again ! 

In him I saw an ancient bearded Greek, 
Odysseus' man, or foe of Persian men. 

Or one who heard the strong-souled rhetors speak. 

But Levi Elwell — so I hear — is dead: 

His voice is heard in college halls no more: 

In shattered pomp or marble ruin spread 

The temples sigh beside a mournful shore. 

Oh neither he nor classic Greek have died ! 

Within our souls we bear the leaping fire 
Of beauty and of deathless truth allied 

That lit the ancient altars of desire. 

Within the fibre of our souls enwrought — 
A part of us — the teacher's ardent zeal: 

Within our souls the soul of what he taught — 
The spirit of the Greek, the soul of the ideal. 

92 Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 


clarence E. SHERMAN 

WE have read interesting and well written accounts describ- 
ing the valuable collections belonging to Amherst College, 
— the Gilbert Collection of Indian relics, the Geological 
museum, the collection of fossil foot-prints, and the rest, — but so 
far, little has been said about a collection which is of rare value to 
the College, and the importance of which should be appreciated 
by every Amherst man. Unfortunately, many are even unaware 
of its existence. I refer to the College Memorabilia. 

Some thirty years ago, "Old Doc. " Hitchcock began the work of 
building up what might be called a library of literature concerning 
Amherst College, her students, and her alumni. He rescued from 
impending oblivion aged documents and pamphlets about the old 
Amherst Academy, and fugitive material describing the birth of 
the College. He picked up pictures of the campus and buildings 
of the early days which would now be difficult to secure. He col- 
lected all sorts of printed matter published by or about the mem- 
bers of the various classes. He brought together the inaugurals 
and the miscellaneous addresses and sermons of the presidents. 
He placed with this material a complete set of the annual and 
general catalogs and other official publications together with files 
of The Amherst Student, The Monthly and their prede- 
cessors. With this as a foundation, he began to collect systemati- 
cally the programs of every undergraduate, alumni or official 
function, the publications of the members of the faculty and the 
student body, all sorts of descriptive and historical matter regard- 
ing the institution, and any bit of literature, whether clipping, 
pamphlet or books in which Amherst men were concerned. Much 
of the material was found among the old pamphlets in the Library, 
and the remainder he obtained wherever and whenever he could 
locate it. 

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A section of the first floor of the Library stack was turned over 
to " Old Doc " as a home for the Memorabiha. There he had a desk, 
and many an hour did he spend sorting, arranging and shelving 
the enormous quantities of printed matter that he accumulated. 
He devised a loose classification by which to group the material on 
the shelves, and now and then he had unbound books and pamph- 
lets bound in covers the better to preserve them. 

Dr. Samuel E. Herrick, '59, for many years gathered together 
the publications of Amherst men and their biographical material. 
It was one of his hobbies and hard was it ridden. After his death 
in 1904, this collection came to the college and because of its special 
strength in alumni literature, it was a very welcome addition to the 
then existing collection. It was shelved near the Hitchcock 
material, arranged, — as it came, — alphabetically by individual 
alumnus. As the main collection of Alumni material was shelved 
by classes, the use of the two groups was difficult and awkward, and 
they perhaps would have been re-arranged had Dr. Hitchcock 
lived long enough. After his death, the work was continued by the 
Librarian, W. I. Fletcher, who did a great deal toward developing 
the collection. As the College Library grew in size and activity, 
however, little of his time could be spared from his regular duties, 
and as a result the Memorabilia, except for occasional additions, 
has not received much attention in recent years. 

Although the collection has long been used in preparing manu- 
script for the Obituary Record and the General Catalog, the de- 
mands made upon it were very light previous to the creation of the 
Alumni Council and with it the office of Alumni Secretary in 1913. 
With the birth of a central alumni organization which aimed at 
welding together every alumnus and each local association into 
one big Society of the Alumni, printed matter about Amherst and 
her sons was soon indispensable. The Alumni Secretary has been 
constantly in need of information concerning the student activities 
and graduate achievements of this or that alumnus. Statistics 
have been prepared to present to the Council and the Memorabilia 
have been drawn upon to furnish the data. Some of the feature 
articles which have appeared in the press as part of the publicity 
work of the Secretary's office have been based upon material found 
in this collection. Most of the requests for information from the 
Secretary have been satisfied without difficulty, but owing to the 

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existence of the two separate collections (the Hitchcock and the 
Herrick) with their differing and incomplete classifications, some 
demands were met only after long and tiresome search. 

In order to improve conditions a bit, the writer spent some time 
during the vacations of the past year in re-arranging these two 
groups of literature. First, a closer classification was made, based 
partly upon the Hitchcock plan and in part upon the scheme sug- 
gested by Melvil Dewey, '74, in his "Decimal Classification," The 
Herrick material was then merged with the main, or Hitchcock 
collection, and at the same time the whole of the Memorabilia were 
arranged on the shelves according to the new classification, which, 
in a word, provides for historical and descriptive sections, and 
official, undergraduate and alumni groups with many sub-classes. 
As the shelves bear letters corresponding to the symbols used in the 
classification scheme, it is now less diflScult to locate any material 
which has been assigned to the several class groups. 

The Memorabilia Collection at present contains about 500 
volumes and some 200 pamphlet-boxes of clippings and other 
material. Together with the many pamphlets and unbound books 
there are, — to express it in cold, commercial terms, — nearly 275 
feet of printed matter and pictures. The value of this mass of 
literature is, however, potential rather than actual because of the 
lack of a short-cut to its contents. It resembles a set of the Ency- 
clopedia Britannica minus the index volume, or a library without a 
catalog. There are many bound volumes containing heterogeneous 
pamphlets and documents which can be run down only after careful 
hunting. For example, we find that the copy of the laws of the 
college is contained between the same covers as dormitory floor- 
plans and some examination schedules. One would hardly look 
for the report of the trustee committee on the question of the Col- 
lege Senate made in 1895 among inaugural addresses of the presi- 
dents' and treasurers' reports, but there it appears. There is no 
way of knowing short of sheer memorizing, whether a certain 
article or pamphlet exists, and if it happens to be in the collection 
only an approximation as to where it stands on the shelves can be 

To bring out the contents of the Memorabilia, a card-catalog 
should be made, covering every book, pamphlet and article in it, 
by subject and title as well as by author entries, — a dictionary 

The Amherst Memorabilia Collection and Its Needs 95 

catalog, as librarians call it. Then by assigning a particular 
symbol from the classification to each item which is then marked 
with that symbol and given a place on the shelf, it can be found 
promptly whenever there is need for it. At the same time, there 
is also at hand a complete list of the contents of the Memorabilia. 
The catalog of books written by Amherst alumni and included in 
the College Library but not in the Memorabilia, which was also 
begun by Dr. Hitchcock, should be brought up to date and con- 
tinued because it would make a useful auxiliary list. 

Furthermore, a continual canvass should be maintained by per- 
sonal letter and through the class secretaries for the purpose of 
obtaining from every alumnus a copy of each book or a reprint of 
any article published by him. This material should be solicited 
as soon after publication as possible so that nothing would be lost 
and thus prevent the College Memorabilia from containing a copy 
of every piece of literature printed by the faculty, students and 
alumni, at least from the year 1917 on. 

To carry out such a program, some one must be charged with 
the duties of curator. The entire time of an attendant is perhaps 
unnecessary but some individual should be authorized to clip 
newspapers and magazines, to solicit and collect pamphlets and 
books, to have bound, when necessary, material on the same sub- 
ject or by the same author, to catalog and develop in every pos- 
sible way this treasury of Amherstiana which is sure to increase 
in importance year by year. 

In the new James Blanchard Converse Library there is to be a 
section of the basement fitted up to house this material and to be 
known as the Memorabilia Room. It is to be hoped that each 
alumnus will think of this little collection and stimulate its growth 
when he has published something, be it broadside, pamphlet or 
book, by sending along a copy so that it may find a place there. 
And it will be among worthy companions, for there already rest the 
recorded thoughts of Beecher, Seelye, Huntington, March, Hitch- 
cock, Walker, Fitch, and others of the Order of Amherst Illustrious 
whose deeds and words live after them. 

96 Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 


FRED T. barton 

Giving an Idea of How Twenty Amherst Braves Spent Their Ice-Cream Money 
in Texas and Thus Saved the Country. 

IF YOU were a National Guardsman and somebody asked you 
to write up your life in Texas, would you write a polite little 
travel talk? No. You would write the most "sorehead"' 
kind of a protest you could and still get it printed. 

I find very few men boasting of having gone to Texas with the 
National Guard. That in itself is an indictment of the men who 
staged the affair. On the other hand, most of my friends say they 
are going to get out of the Guard as soon as their enlistment expires. 

Therein lies a tragedy which would fill a book. 

We went off to war with all the sensations and the bravery of the 
Minutemen of '76. From Syracuse to Dallas we were greeted by 
toots of factory whistles, by Chambers of Commerce who gave us 
free postcards and sandwiches, and in Missouri we had the run of 
two towns, which opened their Y. M. C. A's and gave us a heaven- 
sent bath. 

Through the whole expedition ran the undercurrent of feeling 
that for the first time in years the country was face to face with war 
and we were the only boys who could handle a gun. 

We had left homes and business with the final feeling that maybe 
we were leaving for good. We arranged our life insurance, drew 
powers of attorney, and some even dictated their wills at the mobi- 
lization camp in Van Cortland Park. We went through vaccina- 
tions and examinations and swearings-in, leaving a few fortunate 
unfortunates behind who either couldn't or wouldn't meet the 
requirements in each case. Finally we cashed our last checks and 
started off for Mexico. 

Coming back now, six months later, has all the shock and disap- 
pointment of unpacking last winter's suit and finding the moths 

Suspended Life on the Border 97 

have been at it. We sneak back to work with the feeling that we 
have been playing "hookey." We talk to every friend we meet, 
only to find that he already knows more about soldiering in Texas 
than we do, and that is much more than he cares to know. 

Gradually we settle down to routine labor again with a feeling 
of soreness that gets worse every time we pass a cigar store or ride 
in the subway. Our volunteer spirit has been abused; we are 
startled to note the number of men who might have been formed 
into a second Cavalry regiment and sent down to relieve us at the 
end of three months, but were not. We get letters from the boys 
still detailed on the Border that make us first homesick for a tent, 
and then deadly angry at the conditions which allow some to stay 
home and keeps the best part of one's friends still out of the world, 
down in Texas. 

Then comes the stage where one pretends to forget Texas and 
glosses over the whole incident with a sulleness which needs but to 
be scratched to turn loose a barrelfull of arguments on universal 
and compulsory military service. 

McAUen, Texas, is a town of perhaps a hundred mixed dwellings, 
one block of stores, twenty miles of roads and twice as many irriga- 
tion ditches. It is inhabited by people who make a comfortable 
living by selling pop, blankets, gasoline and other necessaries to the 
thousands of National Guardsmen who come there to "protect" 

To find McAllen, you start from Houston and go straight down 
to the bottom corner of the map. You can't lose your way. Noth- 
ing can stop you, nothing can pass you. There are no double-track 
railroads in Texas. 

You can imagine how cheerful we were to travel two thousand 
miles in pursuit of war and end up in this place. 

I suppose it was the first rain storm that made us feel thoroughly 
at home in McAllen. We lived on such intimate terms with mud 
that we felt we knew the country. Mud on boots, mud in blankets, 
mud plastered over horses till it wore big bare spots in the hide. 
Day after day for weeks it rained, and Texas roads are not even 
paved with good intentions. 

There is little about Texas to startle one, — no picturesque 

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balconies and singing senoritas, no woolly cowboys or Belasco 
scenery. Our imaginations slumped, and we soon found the whole 
setting as natural as if we had been born in khaki. As for the irriga- 
tion ditches, the tramping infantrymen and the chugging supply 
trucks that foundered every time it rained, we took these as much 
for granted as you regard the mountains of Amherst and the canals 
of Holyoke. But the wonder of it all remained, that we of New 
York should be in Texas. We never did understand why this was 
or why it should be. 

Naturally, the first two or three months of our camp life were 
spent in routine work. We had to build roads, clear cactus and 
mesquite, exercise horses in the only two cool hours of the day. 
Gradually we were acclimated. Then came two months of " hikes." 
Eventually discipline relaxed so that we could leave camp on oc- 
casion, and we got our first army pay. About this time fraternity 
banquets and reunions of one kind another among our college 
men became the common thing. 

The get-together of Amherst braves pictured in the frontispiece 
is one incident of this kind, photographed on the day in December 
that Governor Whitman reviewed the troops in Mc Allen. Un- 
fortunately, this picture shows only the Seventh Regiment men in 
command, — so it will be worth while to remind the college that 
there were not only other Amherst men on the border, but that 
nine of them in the 1st N. Y. Cavalry, are there still. 

These men are Howard Bacon '12, Charles H. Wadhams'13 and 
Ralph Babcock '15, of Troop H from Rochester; and Henry S. 
Loomis and Erling A. Stubbs '13, Wilfred S. Bastine, George H. 
Hubner and Randolph M. Fuller '15, of Troop L from Brooklyn. 
Donald J. Demarest ex-'09 carries the regimental colors of the 
1st Cavalry. 

Keith F. McVaugh '09 and Richardson Pratt '15 went to 
McAllen under the guidon of Squadron A, a separate Cavalry 
organization, but have since been mustered out of the Federal 
Service. Wayland H. Brown '13 served as 2nd Lieutenant in the 
1st Minnesota Infantry, and was probably the only Amherst man 
to receive a commission. 

All in all, this makes a total of twenty Amherst men, including my- 

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self, who served in Texas with the National Guard. Not count- 
ing, of course, the real Commander-in-chief, Governor Whitman. 

Incidentally, I might say that Governor Whitman has done all 
that he could do to relieve unpleasant conditions among the men at 
the Border, and best of all, to relieve the men themselves by send- 
ing down the unused regiments of Infantry, so that those of us who 
had "done our share" might be ordered home. This however, 
later, was not done. 

When the Governor finally came down to McAllen himself he 
was tendered a review which brought the tears to his eyes and 
which renewed his loyalty to the New York National Guard. I 
think you will find that, whatever happens to the men at the top 
of our militia organization. Governor Whitman at least is a booster 
for the men who are filling the ranks. 

But to return to Texas. 

To have gone off to an imaginary war and lived five months on 
the verge of something which never hit you, is an experience, and 
no one will deny it. But to live half a year in a semi-permanent 
camp where each week finds your brain a little more stagnant and 
your conversation quite a bit more threadbare, where men worry 
themselves into the hospital and one or two even go wild with the 
uncertainty and the depression of it all — that is torture. 

I doubt if you can imagine how very detached and useless that 
sort of life is. 

You live a suspended existence, receiving impulses from Mother 
Earth but not sharing in the life at home. You receive wedding 
invitations with no feeling of having to send a present. Your 
tailor writes you about buying your fall suit, and you laugh and 
drop the letter into the incinerator. After a while you get too hope- 
lessly out of touch with things even to read the reviews of the new 
plays in your four days old Times. 

Always there is somebody more sullen, more hopelessly defiant 
than you are. It helps to anchor your cheerfulness. You feel 
proud of yourself for coming through it all and still keeping some 
human characteristics. 

My own experience is unique in that I went to Texas as a cavalry- 
man, spent the whole five months there working with the Rio 
Grande Rattler, our New York Division newspaper, and came back 

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to New York ahead of my regiment. Then for the first time I lost 
my temper. 

There is meat in a letter sent me by the editor of the paper 
published in Mission, just three miles from the Rio Grande. 

"I really think," she writes, "that when the troops are with- 
drawn we will have our same trouble with Mexico. So, some day it 
may be necessary for the National Guard to return to the Border. 
We would be very happy to see you, but " 

Those of us who have been to the Border hope and pray that, 
before Mexico breaks out again, the National Guard may be 
relieved of its politics and put on the junk-heap, if necessary, and 
that some way may be found to utilize the whole male strength of 
the country in a military organization of which the country will 
be proud. 

When the day of universal training does come — and every 
National Guardsman believes it is coming — there will be a field for 
college men as volunteer officers. An army needs more than discip- 
line in its organizing stages. It needs enthusiasm of the kind which 
will put heart into a body of non-coms and through them into the 
whole troop. In the matter of enthusiasm as well as the ability to 
command, college men excel. 

Perhaps some future historian will find that Amherst men make 
the best army officers. It might easily be so. 



THE fairest sunset of them all 
Is yonder westlin light; 
For far beyond those purple hills 
A lassie waits tonight. 

Her cheeks send forth the crimson glow 
Her heart the gleams of gold 

That bear her love on tinted wings 
O'er miles and miles untold. 

Though long the day in eastern lands, 

When in the west is she, 
I' the beauty of the dying sun 

My lassie comes to me. 

Amherst's First Baseball Game 101 



AMHERST 73, Williams 32— that was the score of our first 
intercollegiate baseball game, and Amherst baseball fans 
may be interested to learn by what manner of scoring this 
triumph was achieved. The game was played at Pittsfield, Mass., 
on July 1, 1859, and was not only the first Amherst- Williams game, 
but the first game of baseball played between any two colleges in 
this country. Intercollegiate baseball is fifty-eight years old. 

Not one of the winning team, on which there were thirteen 
players, is alive to-day. Marshall B. Cushman, '61, late examiner 
in the Patent Office in Washington, who was relief pitcher and 
played second base on the Amherst team, died on December 7, 
1915. Rev. F. E. Tower, '60, a clergyman in Poughkeepsie, N. Y,, 
who played a star game, died February 13, 1916. They were the 
last two members of the team to survive. 

The following account of the game was obtained by interview 
from Mr. Cushman two years ago and appeared in the Springfield 
Republican for July 4, 1915. It has seemed to be of sufficient 
importance to Amherst athletic history to be given a more per- 
manent place in the pages of the Quarterly. 

That first game was far different from the intercollegiate contests 
of to-day, as will readily be seen from the following surprising facts : 
There were thirteen men on each side. Each team provided its own 
ball, and there was no standard as to weight or size. Sixty-five runs 
had been set as a limit. The game lasted four hours, with no intermis- 
sion and "unabated interest." Twenty-six "rounds" were played. 
No gloves, masks or chest protector were worn. The winners had 
no uniform save a knot of blue ribbon pinned on the breasts of the 

It was permissible to put a man out between the bases by "spot- 
ting" him with the ball. A foul ball was termed a "ticked" ball, 
and the catcher was backed up by two players, fielding off toward 

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first and third bases, to gather in these "ticked" flies. The batter 
was allowed to knock the ball in any direction he chose, hence the 
terms "back knocks," "side strikes," etc., appear in the accounts 
of contests as played in those days. But one man had to be put 
out on each side to end a "round." 

The balls used in this game hold a place of high honor to-day in 
the Amherst College Trophy Room. The ball used by Amherst 
weighed about 2}^ ounces and was six inches in circumference. 
It was made by Henry Hebard of North Brookfield and was con- 
sidered a work of art in those days. Williams's ball was about seven 
inches in circumference and weighed more than two ounces. It 
was "covered with light-colored leather so as to make it seen with 
difficulty by the batters." 

These balls had a piece of metal in the center, bound round with 
yarn, and that the manner of "spotting" a man between bases was 
no gentle process was attested by Mr. Cushraan, who was hit 
between first and second bases in the tenth inning by Beecher of 
Williams. The ball struck his left leg so painfully that Mr. Cush- 
man said he was lame for three months as a result. 

The question of professionalism obtruded itself even into this 
first intercollegiate baseball game, for it was "rumored that the 
Amherst thrower was the professional blacksmith who was hired 
for the occasion." It is recorded that a bystander remarked that 
"the story must be true, as nobody but a blacksmith could possibly 
throw for four hours, as he did." 

Mr. Cushman pleaded dimness of memory as to the amateur 
status of Henry D. Hyde, "thrower" of the Amherst team, but he 
remembered very emphatically that he was some speed artist. In 
fact, Mr. Cushman is quite certain that Walter Johnson or any 
other twirler of note has never had more speed or endurance than 
Hyde of Amherst, '61. "Why, you could hear the ball sing as he 
shot it across the home base," he explained, and he denied the 
imputation that the science of twirling was not cultivated in those 
days. "Hyde had a wonderful knack of making the ball curve in 
to the catcher," recalled Mr. Cushman, "and his throwing was 
very accurate." 

Another popular misconception that in the early days of baseball 
each player did his individual best without regard for teamwork, 

Amherst's First Baseball Game 103 

is scouted by a "criticism" of the contest printed at the time in the 
Franklin and Hampshire Gazette, which a few years ago changed its 
name to the Amherst Record: — 

"The throwing of the two parties was about equal, the catching 
of Amherst superior, but the pivot on which the whole game turned 
was the drill. Each Amherst player had bound himself to obey all 
the commands of the captain, let the result be what it might, trust- 
ing to his oversight. 

"The game was a silent one, no unnecessary conversation being 
carried on, and every man played as though the reputation of his 
college rested on his getting a tally. All this drill was not attained, 
however, by frequent meetings of the club, but by placing one man 
at the head." 

It is interesting here to record how the players were selected. 
They were "chosen by ballot from the students at large." There 
was no long period of daily practice and no elimination from the 
squad from time to time. Yet another striking feature of this first 
game was the fact that there was no disputing and wrangling over 
the decisions of the umpires, "at least openly," for the chronicler 
of the period has written: "The game passed off pleasantly and 
there was great good will between the colleges. The players from 
Amherst spoke in the highest terms of their opponents and it was 
the general opinion of the players that they never played with more 
gentlemanly, upright players than those from Williams. Nothing 
was decided before it was referred to the umpires, and no decision 
was complained of, at least openly." 

The game grew out of a proposition made by J. T. Claflin at a 
meeting of the college directly after morning prayers, at which Mr. 
Smead of the senior class presided. The proposition was that 
"Amherst challenge Williams to a friendly game of ball to be played 
at some intermediate spot on or before July 4." This was passed 
with a strong majority. The following committee was selected to 
make arrangements: J. T. Claflin, senior class; Walker, junior 
class; H. D. Hyde, sophomore, and T. Tomson, freshman. A 
challenge was immediately sent and accepted, for thirteen picked 
men from each college to meet on June 27. A delegation from Wil- 
liams was to meet one from Amherst at Chester Factories and 
draw up rules and regulations for the contest. 

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Mr. Hyde, representing Amherst, met two delegates from 
Williams, but no agreement was reached. After Mr. Hyde returned 
to Amherst negotiations were carried on for two weeks by mail, 
and finally terms were arranged, the principal of which were: 
Each side should use its own ball. The ball must always be caught 
on the fly. Sixty-five runs should be the limit of the game. The 
date was set for July 1 and the proffer of the grounds of the Pitts- 
field baseball club was accepted. 

In the anticipation of the contest there was but one cloud as far 
as Amherst was concerned. All of Williams college, including the 
faculty, would be present, while Amherst would be sending only 
the regular team and four substitute players. When the historic 
day arrived all Williamstown seemed to have excursioned over to 
Pittsfield, — college boys by the hundred, portly dames and be- 
whiskered farmers, blushing maidens and their self-conscious 
swains. This was the great event of the year. 

Even across the dim vista of retrospection, Mr. Cushman 
recalled that this game lacked nothing of the inspiration given the 
college conflicts of to-day, for on to the great square of the athletic 
field trooped an entire seminary of girl students, chaperoned by 
their teachers, and this, Mr. Cushman observed, "put the young 
men on their mettle to do their very best." From five to ten deep 
the throng surrounded the playing field. 

The Williams team looked brave indeed as they took their 
positions, for they "were all dressed alike and wore belts marked 
'Williams' " and in contrast it is recorded that "the appearance 
of the Amherst team was decidedly undress. The only attempt 
at a uniform was the blue ribbon which each man had pinned on 
his breast." But Amherst won, and after the game bits of blue 
ribbon were in great demand among the seminary students as 

The game started about 11 o'clock with Amherst having the 
first inning. At the end of the second inning the score stood: 
Amherst 1, Williams 9. This early success enthused the Williams 
students and their hundreds of friends. Amherst grew desperate 
but undaunted. At the end of the third inning the score was " even 
up." At the end of the fourth "round" Amherst led and then 
continued to pile up tallies until it was all over but the celebration. 

Amherst's First Baseball Game 105 

The system of scoring was decidedly different from that in 
vogue to-day, and the report of a few innings should prove interest- 
ing and instructive of the early days of the great national game: — 

First inning. Claflin, Amherst, home run, back strike; Tower, 
Amherst, caught out by Bush, Williams; Parker, Williams, put 
out on fourth base by Storrs, Amherst. Score: Amherst, 1. 

Second inning. Evans, Amherst, caught out by Pratt, Williams; 
Parker, Williams, put out by Tower, Amherst. Score: Amherst, 
1; Williams, 9. 

Tenth inning. Cushman hit between first and second base by 
Beecher, Williams. 

Fourteenth inning. Fenn, Amherst, made the longest hit of the 

Twenty-sixth inning, the last. The Amherst boys ran around 
regardless of danger or appearances. They made their bases as 
though 75 tallies was the limit of the game instead of 65. 

The "criticism" of the game as printed in the Franklin and 
Hampshire Gazette is amusing reading for sport writers and sporting 
news readers of to-day, but it cannot be denied that it furnishes 
an excellent summary of the contest. It said in part: "Amherst 
certainly played the better, we think, in every department of the 
game. Indeed, so great a victory cannot be accounted for other- 
wise. In knocking they had the advantage of side knocks and back 
strikes; in running Williams certainly excelled as far as speed was 
concerned, but lost at least eight or ten minutes by premature 
efforts, while the Amherst players ran only at the word of their 

"In fielding Williams made equally good catches, but in passing 
they threw too wildly, each where he pleased, and nothing is more 
injurious than bad outplay. Mr. Beecher of Williams threw swift 
and strong, but was suffering from a lame shoulder. Many of his 
balls were too high to be caught and so Amherst gained tallies. 
Mr. Hyde of Amherst threw every ball at the beck of the catcher 
with a precision and a strength which was remarkable; more fault- 
less and scientific throwing we have never seen. 

"The catching on the part of Amherst was undoubtedly much 
superior; no balls were allowed to pass the catcher which were 
within his reach, and very few were allowed to drop which he 

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touched. He missed but one ticked ball in the course of the whole 
game, which was a remarkable feat when the striking was as quick 
and strong as was that of Williams. 

"More than all, Amherst took the lead by its perfect military 
discipline. The Amherst captain governed his men with great 
skill and not more than six errors were made by the team. It was 
the unanimous opinion of both the Pittsfield and Williams clubs 
that they had never seen such fine amateur playing." 

The batting order of the teams was as follows : — 

Amherst Tallies Williams Tallies 
J. T. Claflin, capt 7 H. S. Anderson, capt 2 

E. W. Pierce 5 H. T. C. Nichols 2 

S. J. Stores 7 R. E. Beecher 3 

F. E. Tower 7 J. E. Bush 4 

M. B. Cushman 4 J. H. Knox 4 

J. A. Evans 5 S. W. Pratt, 2d 2 

E. W. Fenn 6 A. J. Quick 3 

H. D. Hyde, thrower 4 B. F. Hastings 4 

J. A. Leach 5 J. L. Mitchell 3 

H. C. Roome 5 C. E. Simmons 4 

H. Gridley 5 G. P. Blagden 1 

J. L. Pratt 7 H. B. Fitch 

T. Tomson 6 G. A. Parker 

73 32 

L. R. Smith, umpire. C. R. Taft, umpire. 

Referee, W. R. Plunkett, president of the Pittsfield baseball 

The report of the victory reached Amherst about 11 o'clock that 
night, brought by special messengers, who went through the princi- 
pal streets shouting "Amherst wins! — 73 to 32." Tired of waiting 
for the report and fearful that their team had been defeated, the 
Amherst students had gone to bed. They were quickly roused 
from their sleep, however, and a delegation was soon organized to 
ask President Stearns to permit a general celebration. The 
president of the college was out of town, but the permission for the 
celebration was readily granted by his daughter, who assumed all 
responsibility, saying graciously that such an important event 
must be fittingly commemorated. Bells were rung and bonfires 
lighted and few in Amherst slept any more that night. 

Amherst's First Baseball Game 107 

The team came home as conquering heroes the next afternoon. 
They were met with a coach and four and were driven through the 
streets accompanied by marching and admiring comrades, who 
hailed and cheered their prowess. A large banner inscribed, 
"Amherst wins — 73 to 32," was carried with the balls used in the 
game suspended from the upper corners. Speeches were made on 
the campus by members of the faculty, members of the team and 
others prominent in the college life. 

Marshall B. Cushraan, who played second base on the Amherst 
team in that first intercollegiate game, was employed as examiner 
in the patent office at Washington from 1863 to 1915. H. C. 
Roome, another member of the team, was later in the government 
service in Washington. L. R. Smith, the Amherst umpire, was for 
many years employed in the post-office department. He was 
formerly judge of a circuit court in Alabama. Henry D. Hyde, the 
"thrower," was for many years a prominent lawyer in Boston. 
He was a trustee and great benefactor of Amherst College. J. T. 
Claflin, captain of the winning team, was later president of Toug- 
aloo University. 

This old game was commonly called round ball in New England, 
and it appears to have been played, with changing rules, until 
1864, when league ball, more like our modern baseball, was intro- 
duced from New York. Round ball was promptly discontinued, 
and in two years league ball was the only game played among 
Eastern colleges. In 1866 Amherst played her first intercollegiate 
league ball games with Brown and Dartmouth, and an account of 
these games, written by Herbert S. Morley, '66, will appear in an 
early number of the Quarterly. 

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PROFESSOR LEVI H. ELWELL was born in Northampton 
March 22, 1854, He was graduated at Amherst College 
in 1875, Studied Sanskrit and Comparative Philology at 
Yale University, 1876-1877. Taught Latin and Greek at Amherst 
College one year, and has been at first instructor and then pro- 
fessor of Greek and Sanskrit since 1881. 

He was a member of many learned societies, was Corresponding 
Secretary of the Massachusetts Beta of Phi Beta Kappa and 
Secretary of the Board of Trustees of Amherst Academy. He 
edited Nine Jatakas, the first Pali text-book issued in America; 
published monographs on various subjects, and contributed to 
periodical articles on botany and genealogy. 

He was a master in the use of clear and vigorous English, a 
tireless student, a thorough and exact scholar, an excellent teacher; 
and had served the college most faithfully in ways too numerous 
to even mention. He was a pro motor of sound learning and right 
education, and a conscientious and loyal citizen. A puritan in his 
devotion to truth and right and sternly inflexible toward himself, 
he overflowed with humor and kindness toward his neighbors 
and friends, of whom he could count a host. His dearest ambi- 
tion was to do his duty to God and man to the full, and he attained 
his ambition to a rare degree. 

Said Professor Genung in his address at the funeral service: 

"There is a lesson in it, which I shall know some day." Such 
were the words of Professor Elwell, as he lay upon his sick bed 
slowly wasting toward his change, speaking little, for he said it 
hurt him to talk, bravely repressing for the sake of his loved ones 
the sounds and signs of suffering, patiently waiting to know, some 
day, what it all meant. He was always a scholar, waiting to know. 




Levi Henry Elwell, M.A. 

Levi Henry E l w e l l , M.A. 109 

Was not this just as brave as we read of his venerated Socrates? 
— who when, surrounded with friends, he was waiting for the 
hemlock, said: "I have good hope that, when I reach the place 
whither I am going, I shall there, if anywhere, gain fully that 
which we have sought so earnestly in the past. And so I shall 
set forth cheerfully on the journey that is appointed me to-day, 
and so may every man who thinks that his mind is prepared and 

There was a note in Professor Elwell's careful self-repression 
which we do not find in Socrates, a note reverberating from the 
Christian love and hope of which he was a stanch and steadfast 
steward. For his scholarship was not all Greek, nor all of the 
cold intellect. He had tasted the contemplative literature of the 
far East and the positive wisdom of the Hebrew mind. Many 
years ago, when he and I were both young in the scholar's pro- 
fession, we spent a succession of months studying and translating 
together that scripture book which is deemed most charged with 
doubt, the Book of Ecclesiastes. Let me read to you some of the 
things which in our work of translation we pondered and dis- 
cussed together. 

"I have seen the toil," says Ecclesiastes, "which God hath 
given to the sons of men, to toil therein. Everything hath He 
made beautiful in its time; also He hath put eternity in their 
heart, — yet not so that man findeth out the work which God hath 
wrought, from the beginning, and to the end. I know that there 
is no good in them, save to rejoice and to do good in their life; 
and so of every man, that he should eat and drink and see good in 
all his labor, — which is the gift of God. I know that everything 
God doeth shall be for ever; to it there is no adding, and from it 
there is no subtracting; and God hath so done that men should 

fear before Him Though in a multitude of dreams and 

vanities and words many, yet fear thou God Go thou, 

eat thy bread with gladness, and drink with merry heart thy 
wine; for already hath God accepted thy works. At every season 
let thy garments be white, and oil upon thy head not be lacking. 
Prove life with a woman whom all the days of thy vapor life which 
He hath given thee under the sun, — all the days of thy vanity. 
All that thy hand findeth to do, do thou with thy might; for 
there is no work, nor cleverness, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in 

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the grave whither thou goest The end of the matter; 

this heard, all is heard: Fear God and keep His commandments, 
for this is the sum of manhood. For God will bring every work 
into judgment, with every hidden thing, whether it be good, or 
whether it be evil." 

I think Professor Elwell's interest in this kind of wisdom was 
more than that in grammar and lexicon, for he moved in just 
such austere but bracing atmosphere. 

3ut he had not taken up his permanent abode in that vestibule, 
that penumbra of spiritual truth which gleams dimly in the Greek 
classics and the Hebrew Wisdom. He went on, in his stanch and 
steady loyalty, to greet the Light that lighteth every man that 
Cometh into the world. When with the waiting peoples he saw 
Christ lifted up from the earth, he too was drawn to him, as the 
Master had prophesied: had heard the answer given to the 
doubters who asked, "Who is this Son of man.?" Then Jesus 
said unto them, "Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk 
while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you; for he that 
walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth. While ye 
have light, believe in the light, that ye may be children of light." 

Yes: he had learned to walk and work and live and love in the 
light. That is the lesson which this lifelong scholar and teacher 
bequeaths this day to us who have marked his virtues and who 
cherish his memory. The rest of the teaching — that lesson of 
waiting and silent suffering — followed in God's wise will; it was, 
after all, though well and patiently learned, only the postscript, 
only the cadence of the strong and consistent melody which was 
his life; and the day of its illuminate meaning, that revealing 
day of his hope and quest, has dawned. 


Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 

John Franklin Genung, Editor Walter A. Dyer, Associate Editor 

Published in November, February, May, and August 

Address all communications to Box 607, Amherst, Mass. 

Subscription, $L00 a year Single copies, 35 cents 

Advertising rates furnished on request 

Copyright, 1917, by the Alumni Council of Amherst College 

Entered as second-class matter October 24th, 1914, at the post oflSce at Amherst, Mass., 
under the Act of March 3, 1879. 


NO, respected reader, the picture on our cover is not a busi- 
ness sign; it connotes rather the credit than the debit side 
of Amherst's account. It is a picture of the balls won in 
the first base-ball game between Amherst and Williams, thought to 
be the first intercollegiate base-ball game ever played. Needless to 
say these trophies are preserved as among the most valued memo- 
rabilia of the department of Physical Education. We have photo- 
graphed with them, in order to show the relative size of the balls 
then and now, the latest won trophy from our dearest foe. The 
balls, as you see, were about the size of tennis balls. We could not 
photograph the relative hardness; they were a little harder than 
tennis balls. 

It is perhaps a coincidence worth noting that this same date, 
1859, is the date incised upon the corner-stone of old Barrett Hall, 
which, you know, was the first college gymnasium ever erected 
and devoted to the regular and systematic object of physical 

THE Class of '84, in its belief that the ordinary supply of 
reunions is not sufiicient to meet the demand, has been 
setting the rest of us an unheeded example for many 
years. The Class of '84 does not wait for the allotted period of 
vicennial and semi-centennial in order to renew youth and fellow- 
ship and class spirit, but meets annually as a class. On Decem- 

112 Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 

ber 29th it held its fortieth reunion in Springfield, and a pleasant 
time, as the Amherst Record would say, was had by all. 

Most graduating classes start out bravely in the conviction that 
Ihey will forgather frequently for the rest of their lives. They 
begin with occasional dinners in Boston, New York, Chicago, 
and Amherst. Presently these conclaves are reduced to an annual 
reunion, and at length, the results failing to justify the effort, the 
enthusiasm peters out and the five-year reunion at Amherst is 
patiently awaited. 

Doubtless it would be impossible to hold reunions more often 
on the scale of the regular Commencement affairs, but there are 
many alumni who would enjoy and profit by a more frequent and 
continuous association with their classmates. If '84 can do it, 
the rest of us can, and there are obvious reasons why it would be 
well worth while. 

BY a singularly lucid and liberal-minded deed of gift, Mrs. 
Caroline Tyler Lincoln, widow of the late Dr. Rufus Pratt 
Lincoln, '62, who died in 1900, has devised to the Trustees 
of Amherst College a fund of one hundred thousand dollars, the 
income of which is to be devoted to endowing a professorship to be 
called the Rufus Tyler Lincoln Professorship. As to the designa- 
tion of this professorship full liberty was given to the Trustees as 
seemed to them best; the personal preference of the donor, however, 
as that of her late husband, being " that selection be made from the 
following departments in the order named: Biology, Chemistry, 
Physics, and in general that scientific departments shall be pre- 
ferred to other departments." The fund is described as the "gift 
of father and mother to the memory of Rufus Tyler Lincoln, a 
brilliant student, a loved companion, and always an affectionate 
son, died July 15, 1890, aged sixteen years." 

In accordance with this wish Professor John M. Tyler, who held 
the Stone Professorship of Biology, was made the first incumbent 
of this new professorship, and the Stone professorship was trans- 
ferred to Professor Frederic Brewster Loomis. 

Editorial Notes 113 

FOR the larger significance of this Rufus Tyler Lincoln 
endowment we avail ourselves here of an editorial note 
published in the Brooklyn Standard-Union of November 
18,1916; which note was doubtless written by the editor of that 
paper, Herbert L. Bridgman, of '66. 

The Lincoln endowment of $100,000 is not only one of the largest 
which Amherst College has received, but, in its full and true 
interpretation, one of the most significant. Expression of a life- 
long friendship, between classmates, brothers-in-arms in the Civil 
War, whom the college graduated second lieutenants and the 
service, three years later, colonels, sons of the town as well as of 
the college, the legacy is charged with personal memories and 
associations, which give it impulse and vitality, impossible to mere 
accretions of wealth. 

Memorial also, to an heir of promise, whose life suddenly and 
sadly terminated, and of families whose connection with Amherst, 
educational, social and civic, runs back three-quarters of a century 
and is still fruitful and vigorous, the gift is notable for memories 
and associations; but, far more and better than an inheritance 
of the past, it is an augury and pledge for the future. 

Friends of Amherst know that its conditions and precedence 
have never been more critical than at the present time — when 
it endeavors to compete with the urgent and subservient induce- 
ments and responses of many other institutions to the secular 
and scientific demands of the day and to hold up the standards 
of culture and the humanities. Ideals like those to which Amherst 
has pledged itself and its future cannot be maintained by words 
or by faith alone. Men, teachers who can personify and impart 
to pupils that which the college desires to give them are, above all 
things, necessary, and Amherst is fortunate that this generous 
gift equips it with means to strengthen its teaching force and to 
accompany its presentation to students who seek something other 
and higher in life than money for service, with the guarantee of 
the best instruction and exposition which can be translated into 
life and personality. 

The Socratic method has lasted for a long time, and, if friends 
and benefactors of Amlierst provide the means, there seems to 
be no doubt that men worthy the duty and opportunity will be 
found to maintain and advance the high and honorable record 
of the past. 

114 Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 

m^t l3oofe Cable 


An Angler's Reminiscences. By Charles Hallock. 

Mr. Hallock's book is a record of a long and very busy life as editor, business 
man, scientist, explorer and sportsman. It is full of recollections and anecdotes 
and descriptions of hairbreadth escapes. Mr. Hallock loves the woods and birds 
and animals, and writes of them intimately out of his long experience. He opens 
up to the lover of fishing and "God's Out-of-doors" a wide field covering almost 
the whole of North America. 

The book is of interest chiefly to fishermen because of its description of the 
habits of fish and because of its loving appreciation of the philosophy of the Angler's 

John Corsa. 
f 1889 

British Verse for Boys. Selected and edited by Daniel V. Thompson, A.M. 
New York. Henry Holt and Company. 1916. 

Probably no two people can ever agree upon just what poetry a boy ought to 
read, but there can be no two opinions about Mr. Thompson's selection. Among 
justifiable anthologies his ranks high. He has compiled an admirable book for 
the special purpose. In three hundred pages without double columns "British 
Verse for Boys" contains specimens, usually complete poems, characteristic of 
every great and many minor writers from Chaucer to — and including — Masefield 
and Noyes. There is no poem which the average youngster cannot understand 
and enjoy. With conspicuous wisdom and courage the editor has excluded Donne, 
has whittled nothing from Milton's later poems, and has passed by "The Ancient 
Mariner." Four stanzas alone — the catalog of trees — represent the Spenserian 
stanza rather than "The Faerie Queene." The notes, calculated to stimulate as 
well as to satisfy curiosity, abound in similar excellences of omission. In this 
consistent recognition of the boy's right to remain unbored by bits of master- 
pieces unintelligible and information meaningless to him the collection difiFers 
from other panoramas of literature for the young. The moral note is not over- 
stressed and the sentimental is wholesomely absent. The editor has skillfully 
mediated between his love for poetry and his love for boys. 

To engage the healthy small boy's fondness for humorous or heroic ballads 
"John Gilpin," "Tom Bowling," "Casabianca" and their like hold a rightful 
place in the volume. But there is no lack of true poetry: Shakespeare's songs 
and sonnets, Milton's sonnets, the best of Burns, Wordsworth, Shelley, Keats, 
the Brownings, Tennyson. These are the peaks which a boy can climb only after 
many "toughening hikes" among the foothills. Once he has mastered them, if 
he has the makings of a complete man, he can never forget the haunting vision 
of beauty, "British Verse for Boys" is a clear and honest trail to the summits. 

George F. Whicher. 

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Gulliver the Great and Other Dog Stories. By Walter A. Dyer. New 
York: The Century Co. 1916. 

It is already a relatively far cry from the immortal "Rab and his Friends" 
and its later successor "Bob, Son of Battle" to the dog literature of our latest 
day. This is not equivalent to saying that dog stories are better than they used 
to be; that is a matter, as in all literature, that the individual case must deter- 
mine; but they are more intimate, they admit the dog nature more into the mu- 
tuality of the human psychology. We have indeed a sizable literature wherein 
dogs are to all intents and purposes human beings. This rises, I think, from the 
fact that human life itself is becoming a more companionable thing; it is coming 
down from its high horse of caste and self-importance and tuning itself increas- 
ingly to the note of fellowship and sympathy. In this disposition the dog has 
his share, and according to its greater inwardness and refinement the dog's noble 
nature is discovered. 

In his " Pierrot, Dog of Belgium," Mr. Dyer has already entered the worthy list of, 
— we will not say dog fanciers, that is altogether too sporty a term, — but dog lovers, 
who enter into and understand the dog soul. This book of short stories, which is made 
up from various periodicals in which they first appeared, represents the capable 
way in which the author has followed out the vein that the earlier book opened. 
His style, with its clean-cut simplicity and grace, is remarkably well adapted to 
the sweet attractiveness of the subject-matter. As he brings out, in the successive 
stories, a great variety of noble traits in dogs of divers breeds and no-breeds, we 
can hardly think he seriously considered how he overstated one side of the case 
in his use of the word "normally." "Normally," he remarks, "when left to his 
own devices, the dog tends to revert to savagery and to become a selfish, treach- 
erous, skulking, revengeful, murderous brute." No, Mr. Dyer, not normally, we 
think, but abnormally; and for "his own devices," we should be inclined to sub- 
stitute evil human influences, just as good human influences bring out his normally 
good traits. With the rest of his statement one can heartily agree. " Under fair 
conditions," he says, "he [the dog] is, as every one knows, the noblest of all God's 
dumb creatures, often shaming man himself by his devotion and courage. It is 
human companionship that makes the difference. It is intimate human com- 
panionship — with the touch of kindness and the human voice — that calls forth 
the cardinal canine virtues." AU the stories of the book are more or less direct 
illustrations of this theme. There is very little intimation, if any, of what a dog 
left to his own devices, as for instance in Jack London's " Call of the Wild," would 
descend or revert to. The subject would not be congenial to Mr. Dyer; he has 
too much faith in the simple normal virtues of humanity, as well as of dogs, for 
that. The A\Titer's treatment of his subject is very pleasantly self-revealing. 


Financial Chapters of the War. By Alexander Dana Noyes, author of 
"Forty Years of American Finance," New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1916. 

116 Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 

Far from assuming the pertness of the parodist, one has to say, with all the 
solemnity of a scripture oracle, of the bewildering stages, of the present war: 
"Whether there be historic parallels, they shall fail; whether there be grounded 
prophecies, they shall cease." The being hitherto proud of being "a creature of 
such large discourse, looking before and after, " finds himself without trusty guide 
or compass at the dark center of things, hemmed in by unescapable crises and 
emergencies. True of every aspect of the hideous conflict, this is preeminently 
true of its financial and economic episodes. The author of this exceedingly able 
book is fully aware of this. He has chosen his title accordingly. "One reason," he 
remarks in his preface, "why the book bears its present title, instead of being 
described as a financial history of the war, is that the actual and relative importance 
of many economic phenomena of the period cannot be determined conclusively 
until the war is over. But it is possible at least to give to the general public the 
means of understanding exactly what has happened already." This is what the 
author has done, in a remarkably clear and incisive yet dispassionate and judicial 
treatment — the present reviewer can think of no fitter term to characterize it than 
"level head," — steering a steady and equable way from the first foreshadowings of 
trouble, though the various ventures and shifts and expedients that were necessary 
in all the nations engaged, and in America as well, to wage a conflict that would not 
let its belligerents go, and seemed headed straight for universal exhaustion. He has 
availed himself of historic parallels and warnings as far as they would go — the 
Napoleonic wars, our own Civil conflict, the Franco-Prussian war,— evincing thus 
a sane and penetrative historical judgment; but every line of parallel, with its 
attendant indications, speedily reached a point where things took an unforeseeable 
turn and new history must be made out of wholly untried and even discredited 
material. It was the old puzzle of the irresistible force and the immovable body 
made actual. One could almost say of it as the countryman said of his first sight 
of the hippopotamus, "There ain't no such animal!" Yet in an absorbingly in- 
teresting series of chapters Mr. Noyes has made the impossible real. In so doing, 
though he lightly disclaims the r6le of the historian, he has done an invaluable 
service to the future historian in furnishing him accurate and sorted material, 
when the time of his arrival is due. 

And as for the outcome — how the nations on both sides of the ocean will be 
ranged, financially and economically, in relation to one another and to their own 
tremendously strained resources, who can tell.'' Mr. Noyes is as judicious about 
predicting as in tracing parallels; he is too wise to launch into prophecy; and yet 
his book leaves with us the impression that he has all the sanity of insight and fore- 
sight of which the unprecedented situation is capable. 

J. F. G. 


The Enjoyment of Architecture. By Talbot Faulkner Hamlin. Illustrated. 
New York: DuiEeld and Company. 1916. 

WTien you are told, in the well-worn metaphor, that "architecture is frozen 
music," you accept the remark partly for its poetic aptness, more perhaps for its sheer 
audacity. But somehow it does not get inside you; it does not help to a substantial 
appreciation and enjoyment of the art to think either of architecture in terms of 

The Book Table 117 

sound or of music in terms of cold storage. It is of a piece with the solemn platitude, 
dear to sentimentalists, that "music is the language of the soul." And both in 
sentiment and platitude the two arts have fared a good deal alike. But what really 
comes, or can come, from either pronouncement? WTiat is there of that discrimina- 
tion, that concrete embodiment of forms and values, out of which true knowledge 
and inner appreciation rise? 

The book before us is at the polar remove from the atmosphere of these oracular 
assertions. It conducts you inside. It is concerned with the enjoyment of archi- 
tecture, which indeed is an esthetic aim; but instead of preaching to you that you 
ought to enjoy, or telling you in florid rhetoric how enjoyable it is to enjoy, it gives 
in lucid and untechnical language the elements of form, materials structural and 
decorative, logical ornament, planning, style, and social value, all illustrated by 
constant reference to master-work, ancient and modern, and set forth in a style of 
such transparency and grace as to viake you enjoy; and the esthetic takes care of 
itself. In reading its well analyzed chapters I could not help wondering if the writer 
did not feel the word "enjoyment" in his title to be, as Bacon would say, "a little 
too light to express it;" our shallow times have got so into the way of associating 
enjoyment with idle entertainment; yet it is hard to think of a more adequate 
term, and at any rate it keeps his modest claim well within his achievement. The 
present reviewer derives from it a satisfaction which, while it enhances the enjoy- 
ment, ministers something deeper and more substantial. 

One asks oneself how it is that a man only six years out of college writes as his 
first literary venture a book of such maturity of thought and judgment and scope. 
Of course he takes us over what for the experts is a well traversed field, but to translate 
from the expert idiom to that of the general reader is no small thing, and here per- 
haps his fresh youthful interest is an advantage, — the subject has not been staled 
by use. Then too we will remember how honestly he may have come by his famil- 
iarity with his subject. His father. Professor A. D. Hamlin, of Amherst 1875, is a 
distinguished professor of architecture in Columbia University, known to the world 
at large by many illuminating works in his department. I think he is proud of his 
accomplished son; as also Amherst is. j. F. G. 

Current Economic Problems. A Series of Readings in the Control of Indus- 
trial Development. Edited by Walton Hale Hamilton. The University of Chicago 
Press, Chicago, Illinois. 

Exercises in Current Economics. By Walton Hale Hamilton. The Univer- 
sity of Chicago Press, Chicago, Illinois. 

The first named book, a closely printed octavo volume of 789 pages, compiled 
and edited by our recently appointed Professor of Economics, "has emerged" — to 
use the editor's own words— "as a by-product of some years of experience with 
classes in current economic problems. Its beginning is to be found in the use, as 
supplementary material, of some readings quite difiFerent in kind from the matter 
presented in the texts." Intended for the needs of an introductory course rather 
than for the subtle points dear to specialists, it would seem to be specially adapted 
to college classes, and shows what wealth of resources is provided in our newly 
organized department of Social and Economic Institutions. It is an anthology of 

118 Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 

brief readings, representing a great variety of view and weight, arranged in as 
systematic order as the miscellaneous character of the selections allow by a judi- 
ciously ordered Table of Contents. The readings range over a vast chronological 
field, from Plato, Aristotle, the Bible, Thomas Aquinas, Martin Luther, down to 
writers of yesteryear, and though a scale of specific gravity from the prophet Amos 
to Peter Finley Dunne. A few of the selections are in verse, — one hesitates to say 
poetry, without a tempering term. All the great names in economic research since 
Adam Smith are copiously represented; one feels proud to find three illustrious 
Amherst graduates among them. The book has no index; a thorough index to such 
a bewildering assemblage of thoughts would, one imagines, wellnigh double the size 
of the volume; but the systematic and well-titled Table of Contents, with each of 
its fourteen main headings discriminatingly introduced, and with sub-headings to 
the number of ninety-five, goes far to make up for the lack. 

An outsider like the present reviewer, running over this complex mass of reading, 
would, one thinks, be tempted to raise the query of the good old deacon who, when 
it was proposed to buy a new chandelier for the church, objected, " But who can we 
get to play on the thing when we get it?" The objection is ably answered by the 
second book named above, "Exercises in Current Economics," which, a paper- 
covered manual of 105 pages, goes section by section through the larger book, 
catechizing all its points, and referring to the readings by number wherever they 
apply. To go thus analytically through 382 selections is fully equivalent to an 
index, and serves its educational purpose much better. j. f. g. 

The Alumni Council 


€)fllctal anD i^erisonal 


Washington has been chosen as the 
place for the Fourth Annual Meeting of 
the Alumni Council which will be held 
on Friday and Saturday, February 9th 
and 10th, 1917, at The New Willard 
Hotel. The attendance of alumni from 
different parts of the country at the 
recent mid-winter gatherings in New- 
York and Boston has been such as to 
indicate that this Annual Meeting has 
become a firmly established Amherst 

In selecting a place for this year's 
meeting it was felt that Washington 
would appeal especially to alumni. No 
city in the country can offer more at- 
tractions than the Capital and as Mon- 
day, February 12th, following the Coun- 
cil Meeting, is a holiday (Lincoln's 
birthday), it will be possible for alumni 
to be away from business several days 
with the loss of practically no working 
time. There is good golfing in early 
February on the historic courses around 
Washington and cards will be issued to 
a limited number. 

The Meeting will open on Friday with 
reunion dinners of various classes and 
other alumni groups. These dinners 
will be followed by a smoker for mem- 
bers of the Council and other Amherst 
men in the small ball room of The New 
Willard. President Emeritus George 
Harris, Dean Olds and Professors 

Grosvenor, Tyler, Genung and Cowles 
are expected to be present. There will 
be singing of Amherst songs by the 
Alumni Glee Club and an opportunity 
to meet informally the visiting members 
of the Faculty and other alumni. 

The business meetings of the Council 
which will be open to all Amherst men 
will be held in the Cabinet Room of The 
New Willard on Saturday morning and 
afternoon. President Meiklejohn will 
address the Council and in addition to 
the reports of Standing Committees, 
there will be a comprehensive review 
and discussion of alumni work for Am- 

Many alumni are planning to take 
their wives to Washington at the time 
of the Council Meeting. On Saturday 
afternoon Mrs. Robert Lansing will be 
at home to the wives of visiting alumni 
at her residence, 1327 18th Street. 

The diimer at The New Willard on 
Saturday evening promises to be a 
brilliant one. Honorable Frederick H. 
Gillett '74, who has represented the 
Amlierst district in the House of Rep- 
resentatives for twenty years, will pre- 
side, and among the speakers will be 
Honorable Robert Lansing '86, Secre- 
tary of State and President Alexander 
Meiklejohn, hon. '13. Deacon Stebbins 
of Pelham will be present and will offer 
some reflections on recent events. 


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The Chairman of the Committee of 
Arrangements is Gilbert H. Grosvenor, 
editor and director of the National 
Geographic Society, Washington and 
the alumni in Washington are co-operat- 
ing with the Council to make the Meet- 
ing as successful as possible in every 

The headquarters of the Alumni 
Council will be The New Willard Hotel, 

comer Pennsylvania Avenue and Four- 
teenth Street. Washington has an 
unusual number of good hotels, large 
and small, and satisfactory accom- 
modations can be obtained at almost 
any rate. Alumni wishing inexpensive 
accommodations in private houses can 
be accommodated by writing or tele- 
graphing Gilbert H. Grosvenor, Chair- 
man, National Geographic Society, 
Washington, D. C. 

The Associations 



Washington. — The Washington 
Alumni Association is co-operating with 
the Alumni Council in preparation for 
the fourth annual meeting of the Council 
to be held in Washington February 9th 
»nd 10th, the program of which is given 
elsewhere in this issue. Barry Bulkley, 
'87, is secretary of the Washington 
Association, and Gilbert H. Grosvenor, 
'97, is chairman of the committee in 

Philadelphia. — The Amherst 
Alumni Association of Philadelphia, of 
which Robert P. Esty, Esq., '97, is 
president and Theodore W. SeckendorfF, 
'03, is secretary, is planning to hold its 
annual meeting and banquet in March. 
The executive committee held a meet- 
ing on January 11th, and discussed 
details. It is hoped that President 
Meiklejohn and Rev. Roland Cotton 
Smith, D. D., '82, of Washington D. C, 
will be among the speakers. Last year's 
dinner was a great success, and there 
were 51 present. It is hoped that a 
greater number will attend this year. 

Connecticut Valley. — The execu- 
tive committee of the Connecticut 
Valley Amherst Alumni Association 
held a meeting in November in North- 
ampton and talked over plans for the 
season's activities. While no definite 
action was taken, it was the sense of this 
meeting that the best time for the 
annual meeting and banquet of the 
Association would be some time in 
March. Another meeting will be held 
shortly, when speakers and other details 
will be considered 

Connecticut. — Raymond P. 
Wheeler, '10, the new secretary of the 
Amherst Alumni Association of Con- 
necticut, sends the information that 
the executive committee of the Associa- 
tion met not long ago and arranged for 
a smoker to be held on January 12th, 
at which time plans for the annual 
banquet were to be formulated. At the 
time of going to press, C. M. Stark- 
weather, '86, and E. W. Broder, '05, 
were expected to give addresses at the 

St. Louis. — At the concluding de- 
bate of the first series of the Inter- 
scholastic Debating League of the St. 
Louis High Schools, held Nov. 4, the 
Amherst College Alumni Association 
of St. Louis presented a silver loving 
cup, standing about eighteen inches 
high, to the Interscholastic Debating 
League, to be debated for by the High 
Schools of St. Louis. The rules con- 
nected therewith are as follows: 

1. The cup shall be known as the 
Amherst College Debating Cup. 

2. The winner each year shall be 
entitled to the possession of the cup for 
one year, and there shall be engraved 
thereon the year, the school and the 
names of team wiiming. 

Any school winning the cup three 
times shall be entitled to permanent 

Binghamton. — The college and 
university men of Binghamton, N. Y., 
organized a university club Dec. 14. 
The following Amherst men were 


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Maurice E. Page '86, Dr. George H. 
Fox '06, Rev. T. V. Parker '00, Hon. I. 
T. Deyo '79, L. M. King '91, George 
M. T. Johnson '65, Prof. Alan M. North 
'81, Elmore G. Page '86, Hon. F. Newell 
Gilbert '81, Rev. William B. Gates '97, 
Harry E. Harkness '98, DeWitt H. 
Parsons '12, L. Dudley Field '06, Paul 
F. Scantlebury '11. 

One hundred per cent of the Amherst 
men in Binghamton were present and 
signified their intention of being charter 
members of the organization. Dr. 
George H. Fox was elected treasurer of 
the newly formed club. Hon. I. T. 
Deyo '79 and Rev. William B. Gates 
"97 were on the toast list. 

Nebraska. — While no report has 
been received as to the activities of the 
Amherst Association of Nebraska, the 
following account of its chief members 
has been sent in: 

Mr. O. T. Eastman, '86, is Assistant 
Cashier of the First National Bank of 
Omaha, and is a member of the Board 
of Directors of the Commercial and 
University Clubs; he has also served 
as President of the University Club and 
was in that position at the time when 
the Club financed its new $100,000 club 
house. The First National Bank will 
move into its new quarters January 
7th; the new building is twelve stories 
high and is erected on Omaha's only 
million dollar corner. The building 
and corner will represent an investment 
of approximately two millions, and will 
be one of the finest bank structures in 
the West. The First National Bank 
has a surplus of over a million and a 

Mr. Geo. N. Seymour, '88, is located 
at Elgin, Neb., and is the head of the 
allied banks of Antelope County, which 
is a chain of country banks located in 

the heart of Nebraska's richest ranch 
country. The smallest bank of the 
Allied Banks is larger than the largest 
bank of any competitor in the county. 
Mr. Seymour also has large ranch and 
grain interests; he was recently de- 
feated for Regent of the State Univer- 
sity on the Republican ticket, but led 
his ticket by over 2500 votes. 

Randall K. Brown, '93, is President 
of the Commercial Club of Omaha and 
is engaged in the coal business, his 
address being The Coalhill Coal 
Company, Omaha. 

John L. McCague, '11, is Secretary 
of the Wilson Steam Boiler Works 
located in Omaha. 

Carroll R. Belden, '11, is Secretary 
of Thompson, Belden & Company, a 
department store. 

Warren Breckenridge, '15, is a second 
year man at Harvard Law. 

Rocky Mountain. — The Amherst- 
Williams Rocky Mountain Alumni 
Associations held a joint luncheon at the 
University Club, Denver Colorado, Sat- 
urday November 18, 1916. Returns 
were received from the Amherst- 
Williams game on Pratt Field. 

The following Amherst Alumni were 
present : 

A. M. Culver '78, E. D. Upham '84, 
J.F. Bickmore "86, David Kennedy '97, 
S. G. Hamlin '02, Aubrey Potter '02, 
F. P. Smith '08, Rockwood Bullard '10 
R. B. Scandrett '11 and J. W. Coxhead 

Williams was represented by: Theo. 
H. Simmons '96, D. W. Strickland '96. 
W. A. Spangler '96 and Calvin Bullock 

The success of the initial effort led to 
the adoption of a plan for regular 
monthly luncheons of the two asso- 

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New York. — January 29th was the 
200th anniversary of the birth of Lord 
Jeffery Amherst, and the Amherst 
Association of New York celebrated the 
event with its annual banquet at 
Delmonico's. There was a goodly 
attendance and much enthusiasm. 
President Emeritus George Harris '66 
pronounced the invocation and Dwight 
Morrow '95 acted as toastmaster. The 
speakers were President Meiklejohn, 
Bruce Barton, '07, Lawrence F. Abbott 
'81, and Rev. Nehemiah Boynton '79. 
The singing was led by the Alumni 
Glee Club. The '77 trophy for the class 
having the largest attendance was 
awarded to 1912. The dinner com- 
mittee consisted of Collin Armstrong 
'77, J. Frank Kane '04, H. Ashton 
Wykoff '09, Frank L. Babbott, Jr., 
'IS, and Edward S. Cobb, '14. 

Chicago. — The Chicago Association 
held a big Amherst luncheon on January 
15th, and are to hold their annual dinner 
on February ICth. Prof. E. A. Grosve- 
nor '67 will be one of the speakers at the 

Boston. — The annual dinner of the 
Amherst Alumni Association of Boston 
and Vicinity will be held February 5th 
at the Copley Plaza Hotel, Boston, 
William M. Prest '88, president of the 
association, will act as toastmaster. 
There will be an inter-class song contest 
between the classes of 1884, 1899, and 
1906, and an edition of the Alumni 
Olio will be issued. The secretary of the 
association this year is Harold B. Cran- 
shaw '11; the treasurer is C. P. Slocum 

Brooklyn. — The Amherst Trophy 
League Debate between Erasmus Hall 
High School and Jamaica High School 
of New York City was held on January 
5th at Jamaica, and was won by Jamaica 
High. The debate was on the subject 
of compulsory military training in 
schools. The chairman of the debate 
was Harold J. Baily '08 of the Brooklyn 
Association, and Russell Pope '13 was 
one of the judges. 


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Of Dr. William Hayes Ward, whose 
death on August 28th, 1916, was noted 
in our last number, we quote in addition 
to what was there given the following 
appreciative tribute from the Boston 
Transcript of August 31 : 

An editorial career of nearly half a 
century comes to an end with the death 
of William Hayes Ward. But it is not 
so much the length of this career as its 
character that is noteworthy. Dr. Ward 
was one of a few preacher-editors who 
have been able to conduct a journal of 
general appeal. He came to the Inde- 
pendent, in his own words, "just after 
the brilliant but erratic rule of Mr. Til- 
ton." That periodical had already 
abandoned any championship of Congre- 
gationalism it had ever assumed, and 
was undenominational, not to say, secu- 
lar. How well fitted Dr. Ward was for 
continuing this policy is indicated by 
some vigorous words of his own many 
years later. If the editor of a religious 
journal is a clergyman, as he is apt to 
be, he wrote, he is likely to edit for 
clergymen rather than for laymen. "The 
serious danger is his setting up as dic- 
tator. Generally, too, it is edited by 
rather old men who are in serious dan- 
ger being behind the thinking of their 
age. The religious papers were almost 
unanimously against tolerance even up 
to the time when the ministry was ready 
to decide in favor of liberty of views and 
of teaching." Dr. Ward did not attempt 
to prove his broadmindedness by mak- 
ing the Independent talk the language 
of the street. He aimed at joining 
agreeableness with seriousness, dignity 
with ease. For such a blend there must 
always be a not inconsiderable public. 


Rev. Denis Wortman, Secretary 
40 Watson Ave., East Orange, N. J. 

Rev. Lucius R. Eastman, D. D., 
pastor emeritus of the Plymouth Con- 
gregational church, Framingham, Mass. 
and father and grandfather of nine Am- 
herst graduates died Thursday, Oct. 26, 
at his home. He had been pastor of 
Plymouth church 38 years retiring in 
1909 and he was a clergyman known 
throughout New England. He was born 
at Sharon, Mass., Jan. 25, 1839. After 
graduation from Amherst he became 
principal of Bacon's Academy, Col- 
chester, Conn., after a short time. He 
entered Andover Theological Seminary 
in 1858. He was ordained in 1862 and 
held pastorates at Needham, South 
Braintree, Holyoke and elsewhere, be- 
fore settling in Framingham in May, 
1871. Amherst conferred the degree of 
Doctor of Divinity on him in 1902. Be- 
sides a wife, he is survived by seven 
sons, all graduates of Amherst: Rev. 
George P. Eastman '84 of Orange, N. J., 
Osgood T. Eastman '86 of Omaha, Neb., 
Lucius R. Eastman, Jr., '95, of Upper 
Montclair, N. J., Dr. Alexander C. East- 
man '96, of Springfield, Mass., Rufus P. 
Eastman '99, of New York, H. Keyes 
Eastman '01, of Brooklyn, N. Y., and 
John Eastman '02, of Wellesley Hills, 
Mass. His two grandsons, also Am- 
herst men, are Gardner P. Eastman *15, 
of Orange, N. J., and Philip Y. Eastman 
'19, of Orange, N. J. 


Rev. Edward C. Ewing of 107 
Anawan Avenue, West Roxbury, Mass- 
achusetts, who was the secretary of the 
class, died on the 5th of November,1916. 

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Edward W. Chapin, Secretary 
181 Elm Street, Holyoke, Mass. 

Rev. and Mrs. James G. Merrill cele- 
brated their Golden Wedding anni- 
versary on October 11th at the home of 
their daughter, Mrs. C. S. MacFarland, 
at Achray, Mountain Lakes, N. J. On 
this occasion the classmates of Dr. 
Merrill took pleasure in sending their 
congratulations by letters and tele- 
grams in token of their esteem and 
friendship, and also presenting to the 
bridegroom a golden headed cane. 
They recall with pleasure that Dr. 
Merrill's sons, O. B. Merrill, '91, and 
W. F. Merrill, '99, represented the 
family in later years at Amherst, and on 
different occassions, by their excellent 
leadership, have awakened the greatest 
enthusiasm among the loyal sons of 
Amherst where college songs were sung 
and recollections of college days retold. 

Dr. Merrill, who is still doing faithful 
work in Florida, makes his home at 
Lake Helen, that state. He is an ex- 
president of Fisk University, Nashville, 
Tenn., and has held pastorates in St. 
Louis, Mo., and Portland, Me. 


Herbert L. Bridgeman, Secretary 
604 Carlton Avenue, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Alfred E. Whitaker, librarian for 
seventeen years of the Mercantile 
Library, San Francisco, and for fifteen 
years (1894.-1909) of the University of 
Colorado, a Carnegie pensioner, died 
from a combination of bronchitis and 
heart trouble, Nov., 27, at the home of 
his daughter, Mrs. Herbert Addison, 
in Denver, Colo. Mr. Whitaker's 
administration of both libraries was 
conspicuously successful and that of 
Colorado University multiplied many 

times during his term, in the course of 
which he was frequently president of 
the State Library Association. Mr. 
Whitaker, during his senior year at 
Amherst, was captain of the College 
baseball nine, the first league team 
organized. He continued during life, 
his interest in athletics, witnessing, it 
was reported on good authority, more 
University of Colorado contests than 
any other of its friends. Interment was 
in Green Mountain Cemetery, at Boul- 
der, Colo., beside his wife and his son, 
Alfred, twin brother of Mrs. Addison. 

The late Samuel H. Valentine, Esq., 
who died at Narragansett Pier, R. I., 
on September 15th, left a bequest of 
$5,000 to Amherst College for the im- 
provement of the campus and other 
purposes. Mr. H. W. Kidder, Treasurer 
of the College, reports that as the estate 
is in process of settlement, more 
definite information cannot be given 
out at this time. 

About one hundred clergymen and 
leading laymen of all denominations 
gave, in the name of the New York 
Federation of Churches, a dinner to 
Rev. Charles H. Parkhurst, D.D.. 
pastor of the Madison Square Presby- 
terian Church, at the Aldine Club, in 
the Fifth Avenue Building, Manhattan, 
on the evening of Thursday, Dec. 21, 
in recognition of thirty-six years of 
pastoral service and twenty-five in 
connection with the Society for the 
Prevention of Vice. Rev. Nehemiah 
Boynton, D.D., 79, of the Clinton 
Avenue (Brooklyn) Congregational 
church was toastmaster and twelve 
clergymen of junior pastorates to Dr. 
Parkhurst paid tributes to him and his 
work. Ex-Assistant District Attorney 
Frank Moss spoke for the Society. Dr. 
Parkhurst said, for himself, in part: 


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" I have gone along day by day, year 
by year, and have tried to do my duty. 
The contrast between this dinner and 
what I experienced through certain 
days and nights and weeks from 1892 to 
1894 is wonderful. I lived a kind of 
lonely life then — for a while — lonely, 
although I had some one with me, when 
I went out at night after dark. Those 
days are not forgotten entirely yet. I 
was going along the street, the other 
night and a man — a male human — 
turned around, looked at me, and said, 
'Damn you!' But those occasions are 
rare now." 


WiLUAM R. Brown. Secretary 
18 East 41st Street, New York City 

James McNeill, of Hudson, N. Y., 
died in New York City on Oct. 24, 1916. 


Dr. John G. Stanton, Secretary 
99 Huntington St., New London, Conn. 

Rev. Judson Titsworth, pastor 
emeritus of Plymouth church, Milwau- 
kee, Wis., has resigned as chaplain of 
the Northwestern branch of the Na- 
tional Soldiers Homes at Milwaukee. 


Prof. Herbert G. Lord, Secretary 
623 West 113th Street, New York City 

Rev. William H. Hartzell, of Wash- 
ington, Pa., a notice of whose death 
appeared in the November Quarterly, 
had prepared in his latter years a brief 
autobiography, which appeared recently 
in one of the newspapers of his home 
city. It is to be regretted that limited 
space forbids its republication in full, 
for his life was both adventurous and 

He was born in Washington, Pa., on 
December 18, 1840. In February, 1861, 
having finished school, he went to 

Mercer County, 111., intending to be- 
come a Western farmer. In August, of 
that year, however, he went to war, 
enlisting in the 36th Illinois Infantry. 
He served continuously at the front 
during the war, participating in nine 
important battles and innumerable 
skirmishes and expeditions. He was 
honorably discharged in Atlanta by 
reason of his term of enlistment, two 
gunshot wounds, and impaired health. 
Throughout the rest of his life he was 
handicapped by an abdominal wound, 
acute neurosis, and chronic insomnia. 

He returned to Washington in 
February, 1865, and in September of 
that year, at the age of twenty-four, 
he started on a nine-years course of 
training for the ministry — three years 
preparatory work at Washington and 
Jefferson, three years at Amherst, and 
three at the Western Theological 
Seminary. After graduation he spent 
some time in North Carolina and 
Quebec, seeking health and strength, 
and doing light educational and mini- 
sterial work. For about ten years, 
beginning in 1875, he served as pastor 
of Harmony Presbyterian Church, 
Baltimore, Md. Then, after a brief 
residence in Philadelphia, he went to 
Minnesota, seeking a better climate, 
and was pastor of the Westminster 
Church, Worthington, Minn., until 
1889, when a complete nervous break- 
down forced him to retire and he bought 
a home in Minneapolis. In the fall of 
1900 he returned to Washington. 

He was married to Miss Mary Boggs 
in Baltimore on February 12, 1885. 
Of their three sons, Clinton H. 
graduated from Amherst in 1906, 
Arthur E. from W. & J. in 1908, and 
William H. died in his third year. The 
mother died in 1897. Mr. Hartzell 
was later married to Mrs. Margaret 

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Davis, of Washington, on July 15, 1902. 
He was an active member of the G. A. R. 
Mr. Hartzell was the last surviving 
member of a family of ten brothers and 
sisters. The immediate cause of his 
death was heart failure, with cerebral 

Dr. William Crary Brownell, literary 
adviser for Charles Scribner's Sons, 
New York, is a staunch upholder of the 
highest and most refined literary stand- 
ards. The Brooklyn Eagle for Novem- 
ber 19th devoted an editorial to a dis- 
cussion of some of Dr. Brownell's 
recent utterances, in which he branded 
current American fiction as immature 
and merely clever. 


Elihu G. Loomis, Secretary 
15 State Street, Boston, Mass. 

In November Hon. Frederick H. 
Gillett of Springfield, Mass., was again 
re-elected Member of Congress from 
the Second District, Massachusetts, 
which he has represented continuously 
since 1893. Before going to Congress 
he was assistant attorney-general of 
Massachusetts and later a member of 
the Massachusetts House of Repre- 

On October 22nd President William F. 
Slocum of Colorado College addressed 
the Amherst College Chris tain 
Association on "The Preparation of a 
Nation for its Mission in the Life of the 
World." The following sketch of his 
career is clipped from the Amherst 

Twenty-eight years ago William F. 
Slocum, '74, entered upon the presi- 
dency of Colorado College. The in- 
stitution then had one building, its 
faculty of nine men was unsalaried, and 
the student body was thirty strong. 
After nearly three decades President 

Slocum is resigning, having placed his 
college in a strong educational position 
in the West. There are now 14 build- 
ings, 110 members of the faculty, and 
over 800 undergraduates. 

In his long and able career as an 
administrator Dr. Slocum has been 
offered the presidency of six colleges 
and universities. Twice, by Amherst 
in 1863 and by the University of 
Nebraska in the following year, he has 
received the degree of LL. D. For a 
term of five years he was at the head of 
the Colorado Board of Charities and 
Corrections. At present he is chairman 
of the Carnegie Foundation for the Ad- 
vancement of Teaching. He has been 
an extensive student of the temperance 
question and in 1890 arbitrated for the 
miners of his state in the bitter strike of 
that year. He refused the nomination 
of the G. O. P. for governor. He was a 
theological student in this country and 
abroad after his graduation. Many of 
his sociological articles and sermons 
have been published. He was born in 
Grafton, in July 1851. 

Frederick W'alingford Whitridge, 
President of the Third Avenue Railroad 
Company and its associated companies 
of the Bronx and Westchester County, 
died December 30, in the New York 
Hospital. His death was directly due 
to heart disease. 

He was ill for some time at his home, 
16 East Eleventh Street, where he had 
lived for nearly twenty-five years, and 
was taken to the hospital on Wednesday 
Dec. 27. There it was decided to 
operate for appendicitis, and Dr. 
Charles L. Gibson performed the opera- 
tion, which was successful. Mr. Whit- 
ridge's condition improved rapidly until 
Friday, when pneumonia set in. 

Mr. Whitridge, who became famous 
for making the Third Avenue system a 
paying road and whose recent contro- 
versy with the labor unions during the 
car strike brought him into prominence, 
was in his sixty-fifth year and was born 
in New Bedford, Mass. He was 

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educated at Amherst College, from 
which he was graduated in 1874, with 
the degree of A. B., and at the Columbia 
University Law School, where he re- 
ceived his degree of Doctor of Laws in 
1878. In 1879 Mr. Whitridge was ad- 
mitted to the bar here and a few years 
later became head of the firm of Whit- 
ridge, Butler & Rice, lawyers, of 59 
Wall Street. 

Until 1906 Mr. Whitridge was known 
only to his associates. During that 
year President Roosevelt appointed him 
Special Ambassador from the United 
States to represent his Government at 
the wedding in Madrid of King Alfonso 
of Spain. It was not until January, 
1908, that he became prominent here. 
On Jan. 6 of that year Judge Lacombe 
of the United States Circuit Court prac- 
tically separated the Third Avenue 
Railroad from the New York City Rail- 
way Company, and appointed Mr. 
Whitridge its temporary receiver. Then 
came one of the most astonishing recei- 
verships railroad men have ever seen. 

Instead of allowing the property to 
drift along in the usual manner, Mr. 
Whitridge dropped practically all his 
other interests and jumped into harness 
and ran the road himself. He took 
charge of every detail of its manage- 
ment, and, true to his character, was 
absolute master of the system and all 
its workings. In his determined man- 
ner he let every one know that he was 
the "boss," and did not hesitate to fight 
the bondholders of the line and the Pub- 
lic Service Commission as well. His 
difference with the commission brought 
out all his sarcasm, and his letters, 
most of which were public property, 
were called " the comic supplement of 
the City Government." In company 
with the late Mayor Gaynor, he was 
considered one of the best letter writers 

ever in the public eye, his trenchant 
epistles carrying stinging conviction in 
nearly every instance. No matter on 
what points the commission, and, later, 
the labor unions, took issue with Mr. 
Whitridge, he always kept before him 
the one purpose — to make the Third 
Avenue and its associated lines pay 
profits, and in this seemingly hopeless 
task he was finally successful. 

His first oflScial act, on taking charge 
as receiver, was to cut off the small 
leaks in the Third Avenue's revenue. 
These resulted from forgetfulness on 
the part of conductors and the public, 
who had begun to regard it as a sport- 
ing proposition to "hold out" on fares. 
Mr. Whitridge knew all these things, 
as he had a habit of knowing all about 
anything he undertook, and he showed 
where he stood by inserting the "Thou 
shalt not steal" signs in all the cars 
of the railroad. This adoption of the 
Eight Commandment attracted wide 
attention and served as a reminder to 
every one that the Third Avenue was 
selling transportation and not giving it 
away. However, to make assurance 
doubly sure, Mr. Whitridge soon decided 
to avoid embarrassing the public and 
employes of his road and he adopted 
the "pay as you enter" cars, being one 
of the first traction men to do so in this 

Mr. Whitridge explained his success 
in handling the Third Avenue by say- 
ing that his greatest asset was his total 
lack of experience in railroad manage- 
ment. "I wasn't hidebound by prece- 
dent or handicapped by knowing it all," 
he said. " I was not only ignorant, but 
I rejected expert advice. I was told 
that I should have to spend a million or 
two on retracking, but could economize 
on rolling stock. I accordingly pro- 
ceeded to spend money lavishly on new 

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cars and laid new rails only where the 
old ones were worn out. A passenger 
myself, I felt that the people were much 
more interested in the kind and condi- 
tion of the cars they rode in than in 
the condition of the rails they rode on." 

In railroad management, Mr. Whit- 
ridge's creed was, "Give the people 
what they want and they will rise 
to it." 

Probably Mr. Whitridge's most fam- 
ous conflict with the Public Service 
Commission took place shortly after he 
took charge of the Third Avenue, when 
the commission brought suit to recover 
$750,000 in penalties from the receiver 
for disobeying orders. In his usual way, 
Mr. Whitridge fought this tooth and 
nail, and the suit was finally dismissed 
after William R. Willcox, Chairman of 
the commission, had been brought into 
court on a charge of contempt, because 
he had criticised Justice Brady's ruling. 
Mr. Willcox, however, was exonerated. 

Four years after being appointed re- 
ceiver, in 1912, Mr. Whitridge turned 
the Third Avenue back to its stockhold- 
ers as a going proposition, and was 
elected President of the system. 

His most recent public activity was 
during the carmen's strike, which was 
aimed particularly at the Third Avenue 
system. Mr. Whitridge, with his wife, 
was abroad at his country estate in 
Scotland, where his son was to visit on 
furlough. Owing to exigencies of the 
battle front the furlough was denied, and 
when the strike broke out Mr. Whitridge 
hurried back here to take charge of the 
fight himself. As during the strike of 
1913, he did not hesitate to express his 
contempt for labor unions and for State 
interference in the afifairs of his system. 

Mr. Whitridge was one of the foun- 
ders of the Civil Service Reform Associ- 
ation, and before taking up his Third 

Avenue work often gave lectures before 
the Columbia College School of Political 

In addition to his connection here Mr. 
Whitridge was President of the Wash- 
ington County Railroad, a Director of 
the Chicago Terminal Elevator Com- 
pany, the Cleveland, Akron & Columbus 
Railway, the Lake Erie & Western Rail- 
road, the Niagara Development Com- 
pany, the Niagara Falls Power Com- 
pany, the Cataract Construction Com- 
pany, and several other corporations. 

He was a member of the University, 
Metropolitan, Reform, City, Down 
Town, Players, Centiu-y, and Westches- 
ter Country Clubs. 

With Mr. Whitridge at the time of his 
death were Mrs. Whitridge, who was 
Miss Lucy Arnold, a daughter of Sir 
Mathew Arnold, and his two daughters. 
Miss Joan Whitridge and Mrs. Charles 
Edward Greenough. His son. Lieuten- 
ant Arnold Whitridge of the Royal Field 
Artillery, is serving with his regiment 
in France. 


The Amherst College faculty has 
lost another of its older members by 
death. Prof. Levi H. Elwell, class 
secretary of '75, died at his home in 
Amherst on December 27th, after being 
confined for several months by illness 
following an operation undergone in the 
early summer. The following is clipped 
from the Springfield Republican: 

Prof Levi H. Elwell, sixty-two, for 
thirty-nine years a member of the 
faculty of Amherst college, died at his 
home on Lincoln avenue in Amherst 
yesterday morning after a long illness. 
Prof Elwell was a graduate of Amherst 
college in the class of 1875 and returned 
there in 1877 as an instructor in Latin 
and had since that time been instructor, 
assistant professor and associate profes- 


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sor of Greek and Sanskrit. He took a 
high place as a teacher and was a scholar 
of high rank. 

Prof Elwell was born in Northamp- 
ton, March 22, 1854, being the son of 
Henry and Harriet Addaline (Ross) 
Elwell. He attended the Northampton 
schools and Amherst college and after 
the conclusion of his college course did 
post graduate work at Yale. He began 
his career as a teacher in Poughkeepsie, 
N. Y., in 1875 and 1876 and in 1877 
returned to Amherst to teach Latin. 
He became an instructor in Greek in 
1878 and since 1890 has been associate 
professor of Greek. In 1893 he founded 
and later endowed a classical prize fund 
for the Northampton high school of 
which he was the historian of the alumni 
association. Prof Elwell was a botanist 
of note, though he had not taught this 
subject. He was a member of many 
societies, including the American phil- 
ological association, American Orien- 
tal society, American folk lore society, 
the New England classical association, 
the society for the promotion of Hellenic 
studies, and was corresponding secre- 
tary of the Massachusetts Beta of the 
Phi Beta Kappa. He edited the first 
catalog of the Massachusetts Beta of 
the Phi Beta Kappa in 1909 and also 
a volume of Phi Beta Kappa addresses. 
He edited in 1886 "Nine Jatakas, " the 
first Pali text-book issued in America. 

Prof Elwell married December 20, 
1883 Miss Abbie Miner Nickerson of 
Newton, Mass. 


Rev. Alfred De W. Mason, Secretary 
103 Montague Street, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

There are forty-five living graduate 
members of the class, and twelve who 
have been more or less closely aflfiliated 
with the class since they left college. 
Of these fifty-seven men, only eighteen 
take the Amherst Graduates' Quar- 
TERLT. Should the others also subscribe 
to the Quarterly, they would keep in 
closer touch with their classmates, as well 
as with all other graduate interests of the 
college, than is possible in any other 
way. The class officers urge the consi- 

deration of this matter by all our mem- 
bers. It could be facilitated if mem- 
bers taking this magazine would com- 
mend it to the attention of such class- 
mates as they can readily reach. 

The Williams College Record of 
December 14 prints the following 
account of a presentation made to 
Sumner Salter: 

In recognition for his musical services 
to the College during the past eleven 
years, several friends of Mr. Salter 
presented him with a gold purse, at the 
annual Christmas organ recital in 
Grace Hall. Professor Morton made 
the presentation in behalf of the donors 
at the opening of the recital, and Mr. 
Salter made a speech of acceptance. 

Barber, who had been seriously ill for 
some six months in the Massachusetts 
General Hospital in Boston, left that 
that institution in July and returned to 
his home in Danielson, Conn. He is 
still in rather poor health, and has re- 
signed his pastorate of the Congrega- 
tional Church at Danielson on that 

The Semi-Centennial of the Pacific 
Theological Seminary, at Berkeley, 
Cal., of which Charles S. Nash of our 
class is president, was celebrated Octo- 
ber 8th to 13th with an imposing pro- 
gram of distinguished speakers and 
appropriate exercises. 

Erasmus B. Waples died at his home 
in Philadelphia on December 4th, 1916. 
His health had been poor for some years, 
following an accident which befell him 
while traveling in Ireland. His last 
illness began in March 1916, and with 
some partial recoveries lasted until his 
death. He was a teacher of mathe- 
matics in the old Rittenhouse Academy, 
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years. Later he engaged in business, 
being associated with the Delaware 
Registration Company, at Wilmington, 
Del. He was a Deacon and Elder in the 
Second Presbyterian Church of Phila- 
delphia for over twenty-five years. 

The year 1916 has been a sad one for 
our class, no fewer than six classmates 
having died during this year, on the 
dates mentioned: Blake, May 5 
Shehan, July 28; Marple, August 30 
Ross, August 31; Wheeler, October 3 
and Waples December 4. The deaths 
of the wives of two of our classmates, 
Mrs. McLeod and Mrs. Wheeler, have 
also come to my notice, and the very 
sudden death of John Hingeley, the son 
of Hingeley of our class, was another 
most distressing loss. 

A pathetic but beautiful tribute to 
"Jack" Hingeley, the son of our Joseph 
B. Hingeley, who died in Philadelphia, 
September 20, 1916, while just entering 
on a successful career in connection 
with the ministerial-relief work con- 
ducted by his father, appeared in the 
November number (1916) of The 
Veteran Preacher, the organ of this great 

Several members of the class have 
lately published important papers on 
topics pertaining to their professional 
work. Among them are articles on 
"Larkspur Poisoning of Live Stock" 
and on "Lupines as Poisonous Plants "' 
by C. Dwight Marsh, in the Bulletin of 
the United States Department of Agri- 
culture, and also one by the same author 
on "Prevention of Losses of Live Stock 
from Plant Poisoning," in a Farmer's 
Bulletin of the same Government 
Department. "Practical Tests to 
Determine the Strength of Corrugated 
Culverts" and "Boiler Steel Corrosion," 
are two papers lately printed in the 

Engineering Record and the Railway 
Age Gazette, by George L. Fowler, who 
is associate editor of the latter publica- 
tion. "How Much Do Eastern Pupils 
Earn?" is a paper by Charles S. Hart- 
well recently printed in The Daisy, the 
paper of the Eastern District High 
School of Brooklyn, N. Y., which shows 
the independent spirit and earning 
capacity of many of our public school 

Henry M. Maxsou, for twenty-three 
years Superintendent of Schools of 
Plainfield, N. J., was recently inaugu- 
rated president of the New York School- 
masteis' Club. Mr. Maxson was one of 
the first twelve members of the club, 
which now has a large membership. 

George W. Ross, M.D., whose death 
has not been previously reported in 
these columns, died at his home in 
Carrollton, 111., Aug. 31. He was born 
in Pittsfield, Mass., Oct. 7, 1856, and 
prepared for Amherst at the Boston 
Latin School. After graduation from 
the College of Physicians and Surgeons, 
he practiced in New York and Bluff 
Dale, 111., until going to Carrollton 
where he remained until his death. Am- 
herst conferred on him in 1880 the de- 
gree of Master of Arts. He is survived 
by four children. 


Prof. H. Norman Gardiner, Secretary 
187 Main Street, Northampton, Mass. 

Announcement has recently been 
made of the sale of the art collection of 
William M. Ladd of Portland, Ore., for 
$225,000 to an unnamed person who 
\\411 present it to the Minneapolis 
Museum. The collection comprises 500 
pieces and is said to be the third largest 
in the United States. 


Amherst Qraduates' Quarterly 


Prof. J. Franklin Jameson, Secretary 

1140 Woodward Bldg., Washington 

D. C. 

Rev. Nehemiah Boynton, D.D., 
pastor of the Clinton Avenue Congre- 
gational Church, Brooklyn, N. Y., has 
been elected president of the New York 
Federation of Churches. He was one 
of the speakers at the annual Amherst 
dinner held in New York on Jan. 29th. 

As chaplin of the 13th Regiment of 
New York, Dr. Boynton welcomed the 
organization known as the "Stonemen" 
of Philadelphia, upon their opening a 
branch chapter in New Y'ork on De- 
cember 10th. 


Henry P. Field, Secretary 
Northampton, Mass. 

In November Clifton L. Field, Esq., 
of Greenfield, Mass., was reelected 
Clerk of Courts of Franklin County. 
As Chairman of the Greenfield Board 
of Library Trustees, he welcomed the 
delegates to the three days joint conven- 
tion of the New Hampshire Library 
Association and the Massachusetts and 
Western Massachusetts Library Clubs, 
held at Greenfield. 


Dr. John B. Walker, Secretary 
60 East 34th Street, New York City 

Word has been received of the recent 
death of Elbridge J. Whitaker, a lawyer 
of Wrentham, Mass. 

Charles Scribner's Sons of New York 
have recently published "Financial 
Chapters of the War," by Alexander 
Dana Noyes, financial editor of the New 
York Evening Post. It deals with the 

history of the war loans and the shifting 
of the financial center of the world to 
New York. 

Prof. Williston Walker delivered the 
historical address at the commemorative 
exercises recently held at Yale. 

In November Hon. Henry T. Rainey 
of CarroUton, 111., was reelected Mem- 
ber of Congress on the Democratic 
ticket. He was born in CarroUton, and 
was granted the Master of Arts degree 
by Amherst in 1886 and the LL.B. 
degree by the Union Law College in 
1885. He has represented the Twelfth 
Illinois District in Congress since 1903. 

On September 1st, William Orr, for 
the past six years Deputy Commis- 
sioner of Education in Massachusetts, 
assumed the position of Senior Secre- 
tary in charge of all the work done by 
the Young Men's Christian Association 
in North America. He will be associated 
with John R. Mott, General Secretary. 

Mr. Orr graduated from Amherst 
with the degrees of A.B. and A.M. For 
two years he was principal of Hopkins 
Academy, Hadley. In 1885, he was in 
charge of Smith Academy, in Hatfield. 
He was called to Springfield High School 
as instructor, vice-principal and princi- 
pal until he was appointed Deputy 
Commissioner of Education in 1910. 


Willard H. Wheeler, Secretary 
2 Maiden Lane, New York City 

The Class of '84 has entered into the 
movement for an Amherst Ambulance 
for France by contributing a sum of $240 
to the fund. 

The class held its annual reunion at 
the Hotel Kimball, Springfield, Mass., 
on Friday, December 29th. It was the 

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fortieth reunion of the class and twenty- 
three members were present. William 
S. Rossiter, of Concord, N. H., acted 
as toastmaster. Arthur H. Dakin, 
Esq., of Boston and Amherst, president 
of the class, presided over the business 

There were a number of claimants for 
the Grandfather's Cup. Evidence was 
carefully weighed by a special commit- 
tee, and the cup was finally awarded to 
L. Fisher Miller, of New York City. 
Song and merriment reigned su- 
preme until 3 A. M., the book of 
original '84 class songs being sung 
through from cover to cover. Let- 
ters and telegrams were read from ab- 
sent classmates, and also letters from 
the Amherst faculty. There was no 
formal speechmaking, the poem by 
James L. White, the "prophesy fulfill- 
ed" by Rev. Geo. H. Eastman, and the 
history by Prof. Walter F. Willcox 
being the only set pieces. The toast to 
'84 was proposed by Rev. Frank J. 
Goodwin and the loving cup passed 
about, the name Prentiss having been 
added to it this year. Officers for the 
ensuing year were elected. 

Prof. William H. Noyes, formerly 
Professor of Manual Training at Colum- 
bia University, is now located in Min- 
neapolis, Minn. 

Rev. George F. Prentiss, pastor of 
the Florence Congregational church 
died at his home in Florence, Mass. on 
Sunday, Nov. 4th. He was born in 
Windham, Vermont, Sept. 20th, 1858, 
and fitted for college at Oberlin, Ohio, 
and Monson Academy. He was a mem- 
ber of the famous class of '84 and of the 
Yale school of Religion '87. He organ- 
ized the West End Congregational 
church at Bridgeport, Conn., and served 
as its pastor until December 1893, when 

he became pastor of the Winsted, 
Coim., First Congregational Church. 
After four years he became pastor of 
the Devenport Congregational Church, 
New Haven, Conn. In May 1906 he 
took a short rest and in the fall became 
pastor of the Cambridge, N. Y., Con- 
gregational Church. In less than a 
year he was called to the Congregational 
church at Schenectady, N. Y., which 
he served for four years. He took 
charge of the Florence, Mass. Congre- 
gational Church in August, 1911, where 
he remained until his death. 

He leaves besides his wife an aged 
mother, Mrs. H. S. Prentiss, of Wind- 
ham, Vt., brother, Charles R. Prentiss 
of West Brattleboro, Vt., and two 
si.sters, Mrs. E. M. Butler of East Jama- 
cia Vt., and Mrs. E. H. Jones of Wind- 
ham, Vt. The funeral was held in the 
Florence Congregational Church Sun- 
day, Nov. 5th, and he was buried at 
Windham, Vt., Nov. 6th. 

Herbert B. Ward of Boston and Miss 
Edna Jeffress, daughter of E. F. Jefifress, 
a prominent business man of Edwards- 
ville. 111., were married Wednesday, 
Dec. 27, at the home of the bride's 
brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. 
John W. Black, in Springfield, 111. 

Mr. Ward is a son of the late William 
Hayes Ward (Amherst '56) who died last 
year and who was formerly editor of the 
Independent in New York. He is the 
author of "The Light of the World," 
"White Crown" and other stories, and 
"The Republic Without a President." 


Frank E. Whitman, Secretary 
411 West 114th Street, New York City 

Rev. George L. Todd, D.D., has 
accepted a call to Plymouth, Pa., from 
his church at Westfield, N. J. 


Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 

On Saturday, December 30, 1916, in 
Trinity Church, Boston, Ellen Frances 
Breck, daughter of Dr. Edward Breck 
of '85, Avas married to Forrest Frew 

The following item, which appeared 
in the St. Johnsbury, Vt., Caledonian, 
has reference to the agricultural 
achievements of E. Parmalee Prentice, 
Esq., of New York. 

E. P. Prentice of New York city, 
Avho owns Mount Hope farm in Wil- 
liamstown, Mass., has been experiment- 
ing with potatoes the past four years 
and reached some wonderful results. 
He has found that allowing seed pota- 
toes a period of thirteen weeks' growth 
after blossoming increases the yield 
200 bushels per acre. By planting his 
hills of seed potatoes separately and 
selecting potatoes from sound hills 
true to type he has secured a yield at 
the rate of 1,015 bushels per acre, the 
highest known yield in the United 
States. His market potatoes yielded 
an average of 500 bushels an acre. The 
average yield per acre in Vermont is less 
than 150 bushels. 


Charles F. Marble, Secretary 
4 Marble Street, Worcester, Mass. 

Hon. Allen T. Treadway, of Stock- 
bridge, Mass., was reelected a Member 
of Congress in November. He was born 
in Stockbridge on September 16, 1867. 
He took no important part in politics 
until 1904, when he was elected to the 
Massachusetts House of Representa- 
tives. From 1908 to 1911 he was a 
member of the Senate and President of 
the Senate from 1909 to 1911. He has 
been a member of the 63rd and 64th 
Congresses and will have served from 
1913 to 1919 at the end of his present 

Mr. Treadway is the donor of a silver 
cup, to be known as the Treadway 
Trophy, to be awarded annually to the 

Amherst College fraternity that has 
attained the highest scholastic average 
for the previous year. 

A pamphlet entitled "Early In- 
terest in Dighton Rock," by Prof. 
Edmund B. Delabarre, has recently 
been published. This was reprinted 
from the publications of the Colonial 
Society of Massachusetts, and gives a 
very detailed record of the various ref- 
erences to Dighton Rock in the litera- 
ture of the earlier colonists and also 
reproductions of the markings on the 

A recent sermon by Rev. John Brittan 
Clark, of Washington, D. C, has been 
published entitled "American Watch- 
fires." This is a strong and excellent 
presentation of a very timely topic. 

H. Avery W^hitney was the Demo- 
cratic candidate for Congress from the 
Sixth California District, but was de- 
feated at the election in November. 


Frederic B. Pratt, Secretary 
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

The American Statidard, of Washing- 
ton, D. C, official organ of the United 
Spanish War Veterans, recently pub- 
lished a laudatory report of Barry 
Bulkley's speech before the National 
Woman's Republican Club in AVashing- 
ton, speaking of him as one "whose 
fame as a speaker is country-wide." 

Mr. Bulkley was mustered in as 
an honorary member of President's 
Own Garrison, No. 104, Army and 
Navy Union, Washington, D. C, on 
the evening of Dec. 19. Gen. H. Oden 
Lake performed the ceremony which 
made Mr. Bulkley a comrade. 

Mr. Bulkley is a prominent Capital 

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City capitalist, who occasionally finds 
time to dabble in art, education, politics 
patriotism and philanthropy. He is 
descended from a long line of patriots 
and fighting men, his ancestors having 
followed the Flag through the smoke 
and fire of the Revolution and other 
early wars in which this country has 
been engaged. He is the projector of the 
$210,000 theater, Crandall's Knicker- 
bocker, now being erected in Washing- 
ton, and is engaged in other big under- 
takings. Commander Hull says he will 
be a valuable asset to the Army and 
Navy Union. 

Following the muster in. Gen. Lake 
personally presented Mr. Bulkley with 
a commission as Colonel and Aid-de- 
Camp on his staff. 


Asa G. Baker, Secretary 
6 Cornell St., Springfield, Mass. 

The last number of the Quarterly 
contained an obituary notice of the late 
James F. Clarke, '5-1, of Sofia, Bulgaria. 
The following dispatch refers to his son. 
Rev. William P. Clarke, '88, of 
Monastir, Macedonia. It appeared in 
the New York Herald for December 2. 

Monastir, via Paris, Friday. I have 
met here Miss Mary L. Mathews, who 
is in charge of the American School for 
Girls, and the Rev. and Mrs. William 
Clarke and all the delegates of the 
American Board of Commissioners for 
Foreign Missions. 

I was told they had a very bad night 
last Saturday when the Prussians fired 
and otherwise destroyed all material 
they did not wish to leave, including 

The Americans for a time thought 
they would be compelled to flee, but are 
now all safe and well. 

By one means or another they have 
always been supplied, but living is very 
expensive and sometimes they have had 
to pay nine Turkish lira ($40.50) for one 

bag of flour, the price of one kilo varying 
from four to seven Bulgarian frances 
(a Bulgarian f ranee is twenty cents). 

They have been treated kindly by the 

The American is a day school and is 
educating seventy-four persons (of five 
nationalities), all of whom have con- 
tinued until now. 

Dr. Paul C. Phillips was Amherst's 
official delegate to the eleventh annual 
meeting of the National Intercollegiate 
Athletic Association held recently in 
New York. He read a paper on "Scho- 
lastic Conditions in Intercollegiate 


Henry H. Bosworth, Secretary 
15 Elm Street, Springfield, Mass. 

As was expected. Prof. George B. 
Churchill, of Amherst, was elected in 
November to the Massachusetts State 
Senate from the Franklin-Hampshire 
district, and will serve for two years be- 
ginning January 1st. His majority was 
about 3000 votes. He has been granted 
a leave of absence by the College. He 
has been appointed chairman of the 
Senate Committee on counties and a 
member of the education and public 
service committee. 

In the list of twenty-four electors in 
Ohio, who on Monday, January 8, cast 
their votes for Wilson and Marshall, 
occurs the name of William E. Chancel- 
lor, of the Wayne district. Some three 
years ago Mr. Chancellor, who had for 
many years lived elsewhere, returned 
to his native state to become professor 
of political science, holding the oldest 
chair, in the college of Wooster, Presby- 
terian. His "History of the Presi- 
dency," which has been reviewed in 
The Quarterly, led to his nomination 
as elector. 


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Prof. Frederick J. E. Woodbridge will 
lecture at the University of California the 
second half of the academic year. He 
will give a course of public lectures on 
Greek Philosophy and a seminar on the 
Theory of Consciousness and Modern 

Stuart W. French has been appointed 
General Manager of Phelps, Dodge & 
Company, Douglas, Arizona. 


George C. Coit, Secretary 
6 Beacon Street, Boston, Mass. 

Not because it is news, but simply as 
a matter of record, Hon. Charles S. 
Whitman, LL.D., was reelected Gover- 
nor of the State of New York last 
November by a flattering majority. He 
was first elected in 1914, and will now 
serve until December 31, 1918. Gov- 
nor Whitman was the guest of honor at 
the inauguration of Governor McCall 
of Massachusetts on Jan. 4th. 


DiMON Roberts, Secretary 
43 South Summit St., Ypsilanti, Mich. 

Rev. Howard A. Lincoln of Roches- 
ter, Vt., has been called to the pastorate 
of the Congregational Church in West- 
ford, Mass. 

The marriage of Prof. Allan Perley 
Ball Ph.D., of the College of the City 
of New York, to Miss Vergie Evelyn 
Allen of Wyben, Mass., took place on 
December 1st at the home of the bride. 
The officiating clergyman was his father. 
Rev. A. H. Ball, '66, who was assisted 
by Rev. W. S. Ayres. The best man 
was Walter S. Ball, '97, of Providence, 
a brother of the groom, and Miss Ethel 
L. Allen, a sister of the bride, was the 


Frederick S. Allis, Secretary 
Amherst, Mass. 

Prof. Thomas C. Esty, Secretary of 
the Amherst College Faculty, together 
with President Meiklejohn, represented 
the college at the fifty-ninth meeting of 
the Association of Colleges of New Eng- 
land held at Clark University, Wor- 
cester, Mass., on November 4th. 

Charles D. Norton of New York has 
bought of the heirs of the late John M. 
Adams of Portland, Mark Island, which 
lies south of Islesboro, on the steamboat 
route between Rockland and Dark 
Harbor, Me. It contains about forty 
acres, and will be used for camping piu-- 
poses by Mr. Norton's sons. Mr. Nor- 
ton is vice-president of the First 
National Bank of New York City, and 
was assistant secretary of the treasury 
under President Taft. He owns a 
summer residence at Pulpit Harbor, 
North Haven, and occupies it with his 

The Springfield Republican reported 
a recent letter of Walter L. Tower in 
which he contrasted the style of football 
play in vogue today, with the style of 
play used years ago. "Shorty" is not 
in sympathy with the "molly codd- 
lism" of the present time. 

William C. Breed presided recently 
at the largest luncheon ever held in New 
York. The luncheon was given by The 
Merchants Association in honor of 
Colonel Goethals and over twenty-two 
hundred men were present. 

Charles D. Norton will entertain at 
dinner on Friday evening, February 9th 
the '93 men who are in Washington for 
the meeting of the Alumni Council. 

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The latest candidate for the Second 
Flight Cup is Martha Logan Allis, who 
was born December 17th, 1916. 


Henry E. Whitcomb, Secretary 
53 Main Street, Worcester, Mass. 

In November, Hon. Bertrand H. 
Snell, of Pottsdam, N. Y., was reelected 
to Congress from the Thirty-first New 
York District, which he has represented 
for the past two years. An account of 
his career appeared not long ago in the 
pages of the Quarterly. Mr. Snell 
will give a dinner to the members of 
'94 who attend the meeting of the Alum- 
ni Council, at the Army and Navy 
Club, Washington, on Feb. 9th. 

Rev. Halah H. Loud has been called 
from Hampstead, N. H., to a church 
in Wilmington, Del. 

The Atlantic Monthly for November 
contained an article on "Some Fallacies 
in the Modern Educational Scheme" by 
Alfred E. Stearns, Principal of Phillips- 
Andover Academy. 


William S. Tyler, Secretary 
30 Church Street, New York City 

Hon. Calvin Coolidge, of Northamp- 
ton, Mass., was reelected Lieutenant- 
Governor of Massachusetts in Novem- 
ber by a large plurality. 


Thomas B. Hitchcock, Secretary 
200 Devonshire Street, Boston, Mass. 

Edward N. Emerson died Nov. 20th 
at the Chapin Memorial Hospital, 
Springfield, Mass., aged 43. He was 
bom in Salisbury, N. H., and lived in 

Holyoke a number of years before the 
family moved to Northampton. He 
was graduated from the Holyoke High 
School in the class of 1892 and four 
years later from Amherst College. Mr. 
Emerson secured his law training at the 
New York Law School and immediately 
upon graduation began practicing in New 
York City where he attained a high 
standing in his profession. For the last 
two years he had not been in good health 
and of late had been at the home of his 
parents in Northampton. In 1896 he 
married Miss Florence F. Boyce of 
Oyster Bay, L. I., who survives him, 
with a son. He also leaves his parents, 
Mr. and Mrs. Edward B. Emerson of 
Northampton, and a sister, Mrs. Ella 
B. Parsons of Washington, D. C. 

Prof. Samuel P. Hayes, of the Depart- 
ment of Philosophy and Psychology 
at Mt. Holyoke College, lectured re- 
cently at Smith College on "Problems 
and Psychology of the Blind." 


Dr. B. Kendall Emerson, Secretary 
56 William Street, Worcester, Mass. 

Dr. B. Kendall Emerson, of Worcester 
Mass., was among the American sur- 
geons and nurses who sailed from New 
York on November 19th to join the 
Harvard Surgical Unit which will relieve 
the present Harvard unit at the British 
Hospital in France. 

Rev. Alexander Hamilton Backus 
of New York City is in Paris, France, 
doing relief work. 

Rev. William B. Gates, formerly 
assistant pastor of the West End 
Presbyterian Church, New York City, 
has settled in Binghamton, N. Y., as 
associate pastor of the First Presby- 
terian Church there. 


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Rev. Charles E. Merriam, Secretary 

201 College Avenue, N. E., Grand 

Rapids, Mich. 

Rev. Carl Stackman has moved to 
Ottawa, Canada, as pastor of the Con- 
gregational Church there, having been 
called from his pastorate in Somerville, 
Mass. Before leaving he presided at a 
four-days Christian Endeavor Conven- 
tion in Salem, Mass., at which Rev. 
Edwin N. Hardy, '87, was one of the 

The Century Magazine for September 
contained a story by H. G. D wight 
entitled "Like Michael." 

Rev. Herbert C. Ide, pastor of the 
First Congregational Church of Mount 
Vernon, N. Y., has been called to Red- 
lands, Cal. 


Edward W. Hitchcock, Secretary 

Woodbury Forest School, Woodbury, 


Rev. Edward D. Gaylord gave up his 
pastorate in Oak Park, 111., on October 
15th to become pastor of the Pilgrim 
Congregational Church of Dorchester, 
Mass. His residence address is 11 Half 
Moon St., Upham's Corner Station, 

The November number of Harper's 
Magazine contained a poem by Prof. 
Burges Johnson of Vassar entitled "His 

Henry P. Kendall, of Norwood, 
Mass., for many years identified with 
the Plimpton Press and the Lewis 
Manufacturing Company, has been 
elected a director of the First National 
Bank of Boston, the second largest bank 
in New England. 

At the annual meeting of the As- 
sociation of Teachers of Mathematics in 
New England, held in Boston on Decem- 
ber 9th, Harry B. Marsh, of Springfield, 
Mass., was elected president to succeed 
Prof. Julian L. Coolidge of Harvard. 
The association is composed of about 
350 teachers of mathematics in the col- 
leges, private schools, technical schools, 
and high schools of New England. Mr. 
Marsh is head of the Mathematics 
Department of the Technical High 
School of Springfield and Principal of 
the Evening High School. He is secre- 
tary of the Connecticut Valley Alumni 

Robert C. Smith of Cranford, N. J., 
has been appointed general passenger 
agent of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa 
Fe railroad, with his headquarters at 

Emery Pottle has returned from 
France, where he drove a Red Cross 
ambulance for several months, and is 
now engaged in literary work at 152 
Madison Avenue, New York City. 


Arthur V. Ltall, Secretary 
225 West 57th Street, New York City 

Thomas J. Hammond, Esq., of North- 
ampton, Mass., captain of I Company, 
2nd Regiment, Massachusetts Militia, 
addressed the Amherst Club recently 
on "Experiences on the Mexican 

Recent magazine contributions by 
Walter A. Dyer include "The Sinning 
of Matilda" in Country Life for Decem- 
ber, "Sweetbrier at the Trials" in 
Country Life for January, and "The 
Clean Girl and Casey's Treasure" in 
Short Stories for January. 

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Rev. George H. Driver of Exeter, 
N. H., has accepted a call to a pastorate 
in Chappaqua, N. Y. 

Franklin J. Ross is treasurer of the 
Albert E. Burr Co., cotton fabrics and 
yarns, with oflSces in the Woolworth 
Building, New York City. He is living 
in Glen Ridge, N. J. 


Harry H. Clutia, Secretary 
100 William Street, New York City 

During the presidential campaign the 
women's Committee of the National 
Hughes Alliance issued a pamphlet on 
"Governor Hughes and Social Welfare," 
written by Arthur W\ Towne, superin- 
tendent of the Brooklyn Society for the 
Prevention of Cruelty to Children and 
formerly secretary of the New York 
State Probation Commission. An ar- 
ticle by Mr. Towne, entitled "Probation 
and Suspended Sentence," appeared in 
the Journal of the American Institute 
of Criminal Law and Criminology for 


Eldon B. Keith, Secretary 
36 South Street, Campello, Mass. 

James C. Young is in the real estate 
business at 41 Linehan Block, Calgary, 
Alberta, Canada. 

Clinton H. Collester, instructor in 
English at the Massachusetts Institute 
of Technology, is now living at 456 
Centre Street, Jamaica Plain, Mass. 

Rev. Jason Noble Pierce of Boston 
made an address Wednesday, Nov. 8, 
at the 49th Annual Meeting of the 
Women's Board of Missions held in 
Northampton, Mass. 

Vol. II, No. 1 of The Accelerator, the 
class organ, appeared in January. 


Clifford P. Warren, Secretary 
26 Park Street, West Roxbury, Mass. 

Friends of Stanley H. Tead have a 
further opportunity to congratulate 
him, this time upon his engagement to 
Miss Eleanor Kerr, of East Orange, 
N. J. Stanley is still connected with the 
firm of McFadden, Sands & Co., of 

Colonel Atwood, who should be an 
authority on the subject, tells us that 
Edward G. Longman has recently con- 
tributed to the New York Tribune a 
number of interesting letters on current 

Ralph H. Clarke, a prominent citizen 
of Tacoma, Wash., was East on business 
in November, and foregathered with a 
number of his college friends in Boston. 

The foUowuig noteworthy articles are 
among Albert W. Atwood's recent 
literary output: "Crowding Twenty- 
Foiu- Hours" in the Saturday Evening 
Post for December 9th, and "Paying 
off the Mortgage on the United States" 
in the World's Work for January and 


Karl O. Thompson, Secretary 
11215 Itaska Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio. 

A son was born on December 10th to 
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest M. Whitcomb of 
Amherst, Mass. 

George K. Pond was installed as 
Worshipful Master of Republican Lodge 
of Masons at Greenfield, Mass., on 
November 16th. 

Charles T. Fitts, Principal of Oahu 
College Preparatory School, Honolulu, 
has been granted a six-months leave of 


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absence to study school methods and 
systems in this country. He is going 
about the East, renewing old acquaint- 
ances at the same time. 

M. T. Abel is in the Norfolk, Va., 
office of the New York Life Insurance 


John B. O'Brien, Secretary 
309 Washington Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Although arranged on less than eight 
hours notice, the Class of 1905 held one 
of its most successful dinners on Friday 
evening, October 27th, at Keen's Eng- 
lish Chop House, 70 W. 36th St., New 
York City. Early that morning it was 
learned that "Billy" Diehl was in town 
all the way from Montana, and that 
"Beef" Rollins was making a flying 
trip from Iowa, and the dinner was 
therefore, in honor of these men, as they 
were leaving again for the West, late 
that night. It was Diehl's first trip 
East since he left Springfield for the 
wild and woolly West, the day after 
Commencement in 1905. He had some 
very interesting experiences to relate 
and it was the first time in eleven years 
that he had heard "Lord Jeffery Am- 
herst" or "Cheer for Old Amherst," — 
except on a Victrola. During the even- 
ing, 1914, who were also holding a Class 
Dinner at the same place, paid a visit 
to 1905 and listened to speeches by 
Diehl, Rollins and Nash and joined 
with 1905 in singing the Amherst songs. 
Mills and Renfrew, were the spokesmen 
for 1914, and among those present at 
the dinner were: Baily, Diehl, Fort, 
Gilbert, Hale, Hopkins, Lynch, Nash, 
Nickerson, O'Brien, Rollins, and Wing. 

Leonard G. Diehl is advertising mana- 
ger of The Butte Miner, one of the largest 

newspapers in the Northwest. His 
home address is 723 West Granite 
Street, Butte, Montana. 

R. M. Hemenway is engaged in the 
practice of law in Northampton, in 
partnership with Calvin Coolidge, '95, 
Lieutenant-Governor of Massachusetts, 
at 25 Main St. His home address is 62 
Revell Ave., Northampton. 

1905's claim to be Amherst's greatest 
football class seems to have been upheld 
by Dr. Phillips in the last issue of the 
Quarterly. In his account of an All- 
Amherst Football Team five 1905 men 
are on the first team and one man is 
placed on the second team, with the 
comment that he is so placed, although 
almost as good as the men of the first 
team. The men thus honored are: 

Walter Palmer, at left guard; 
" Bemis " Pierce, at left tackle; " Dick " 
Crook, at right end; "Beef" Rollins, 
at right tackle; "Clif" Lewis, at 
Quarterback, on the first team, and 
"Jack" Raftery, at right end, on the 
second team. It was another 1905 man, 
Coggeshall, who scored the inning 
touchdown against Harvard, which 
resulted in Harvard's defeat by Amherst 
in 1902. 

Palmer was captain of the team at 
Amherst in his Senior year, and concern- 
ing him Dr. Phillips writes, "Once in a 
generation guards who are also active, 
like Heffelfinger or DeWitt or Hickok, 
stand out in the line. Amherst has sel- 
dom had men of this type, but the 
nearest approach to them is Walter 
Palmer, '05, who for four years played 
left guard. One of the strongest and 
brainiest guards we have ever had, he 
wins the place on his reliability. Rarely 
If ever did he meet his equal on the grid- 
iron." Pierce was a member of the AU- 
American team two different years. 

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Concerning Rollins, Dr. Phillips writes, 
"For sheer push in breaking through 
the line or in carrying the ball, Rollins 
surpassed any tackle of the period," — 
high praise indeed, when it is remem- 
bered what kind of tackles Yale, Har- 
vard and Dartmouth had in those days, 
but praise which every Amherst man of 
the time believes is well bestowed and 
merited. Lewis is called " the Kitchener 
of his time" and in the words of Dr. 
Phillips "is given his place without a 
dissenting voice from the critics." Lewis 
was captain of the team his junior year, 
but after playing on the team regularly 
for three years was unable to return to 
college his senior year, but returned 
later and graduated with '06. Dick 
Crook started his course with 1905 and 
made the team his freshman year, but 
afterwards had to drop out of college 
returning later and graduating with '07. 
Other 1905 men, not mentioned on the 
All-Amherst teams, besides Coggeshall, 
who made notable records, are Diehl at 
guard, and Lynch and Noble at half- 

Brainerd Dyer, formerly publicity 
manager of the National Carbon Com- 
pany, Cleveland, is now advertising 
manager of the Aluminum Castings 


Robert C. Powell, Secretary 
311 West Monument Street, Baltimore. 

It is rumored that another issue of the 
class organ. The Dope Sheet, will appear 
shortly, with James S. Hamilton as 
editor of the number, 

Robert C. Powell, Executive of the 
Maryland Association for Prevention 
and Relief of Tuberculosis, announces 
the removal of the Association head- 

quarters from the Garrett Building to 
McCoy Hall, 311 West Monument 
Street, Baltimore, Md. 


Charles P. Slocum, Secretary 

262 Lake Avenue, Newton Highlands, 


The American Magazine for De- 
cember contained an article on " Smith 
of Iberia," by Bruce Barton. He was 
one of the speakers at the Amherst 
dinner in New York on Jan. 29th. 


H. W. Zinsmaster, Secretary 
Duluth, Minn. 

On November 11th a class dinner was 
held at Keen's Chop House, New York, 
at which Abbott, Baily, Birdsall, Gib- 
son, Haller, Hamilton, Knox and Ken- 
nedy were present. Letters were read 
from Paul Welles who is in Texas and 
Wolff who is in California. Lieutenant 
Bonney of the English Artillery was 
expected but didn't appear. 

Haller, Keys, Merrill, Power, Raw- 
son, Stearns and Baily attended initia- 
tions and the Williams-Amherst Game 
November 19th. 

Hollie Huffman has announced his 
engagement to Miss Genevieve Brooks 
of Elgin, Nebraska. 

James Albert, Jr. son of Mr. and 
Mrs. James A. Sprenger died in October 
at NewtonvUle, Mass. 

Ellwood Smith, Jr., is now located in 
St. Louis at No. 8 Lenox Place. For 
the past year he has been in California 
and Duluth, Minn. 

142 Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 

William Sturgis is now Western mana- 
ger of Today s Magazine, with head- 
quarters in Chicago. 

"Bing" Baily expects to represent 
the class at the fourth annual meeting 
of the Alumni Council to be held Feb- 
ruary 10th at the New Willard Hotel, 
Washington, D. C. 

Mr. H. W. Davis and Miss Russell 
Faulds were married October 25th at 
Stevensville, Montana. 

Lieut. George C. Elsey recently re- 
turned for a month's leave of absence 
from his military duties in Panama. 
During his trip to New York by boat, 
the steamer he was on was wrecked off 
Barnegat, N. J., and he was instrumen- 
tal in taking safely to shore a large 
number of passengers. 

George F. Palmer, who was captain 
of the variety baseball team in 1908, 
has accepted a position as instructor 
and athletic coach of the Easthampton, 
Mass., High School. 

A son, Ellis Wells, was bom Septem- 
ber 3, 1916, to Rev. and Mrs. Hugh 
Hubbard at Pei-ta-ho, China. 


Edwakd H. Sudbuhy, Secretary 
154 Prospect Street, Mt. Vernon, N. Y. 

Edward H. Sudbm-y, who has been 
active in the movement for an Amherst 
ambulance for France, was in England 
diu-ing the early winter, and was taken 
ill there. He was expected to return to 
his home early in January. 


George B. Burnett, Jr. Secretary 
Amherst, Mass. 

Alfred D. Keator is reorganizing the 
librarj of Csrleton College, Northfield, 

Minn. His official title is Associate 
Librarian. He is also president of the 
Minnesota State Library Association. 

Dr. and Mrs. Charles A. Nash, of 
East Orange, N. J., have announced 
the engagement of their daughter, Doris 
Louise, to Elbert B. M. Wertman, '10, 
son of Dr. Denis Wortman, '57. Miss 
Nash graduated from Smith College in 
1911. Mr. Wortman has been for some 
time advertising manager for the Yaw- 
man & Erbe Mfg. Co., of Rochester, 
N. Y., makers of "Y and E" filing 
devices and office systems. 

Abraham Mitchell is a member of the 
board of directors of the new Intercol- 
legiate Club of Chicago. 


Dexter Wheelock, Secretary 
170 North Parkway, East Orange, N. J 

John H. Stevens is president of the 
Intercollegiate Club of Chicago, the 
pm-pose of which is " to promote good 
fellowship among the college men of 
Chicago, to obtain their united effort 
in activities which interest college men 
as a class, and to provide permanent 
headquarters for college men and alumni 
associations." A daughter, Muriel 
Howard Stevens, was born to Mr. and 
Mrs. J. H. Stevens at Evanston, 111., 
August 31st, 1916. 

For the fifth consecutive year, Pren- 
tice Abbott has offered his "Mitre" 
prizes for literary work to the under- 
graduates of Amherst College. They 
include $35 for the best one-act play, 
$25 for a short story, $25 for an essay, 
and $15 for the best poem. 

Edmund K. Crittenden, formerly 
with the Erickson Company of New 
York, is now with the Line-a-Time 

The Clas s e s 


Company. He is at present engaged 
in establishing agencies in Massa- 

G. Winthrop Brainerd, formerly with 
the Judd Paper Company of Holyoke, 
is now studying at New York School of 

A son, E. O. Haven, Jr. was born to 
Mr. and Mrs. E. O. Haven of Fort 
Dodge, Iowa, on Oct. 6. 

On October 25th, at the Inverness 
Club, Toledo, Ohio, Hylton L. Bravo 
was married to Dorothy, daughter of 
Mr. Frank Edward Southard of that 
city. Mr. and Mrs. Bravo are now at 
home at 518 Islington Street, Toledo. 

"Shorty" Fitz who has been for some 
time at Corbett, N. Y., with Prexy 
Stuart, engaged in the destructive dis- 
tillation of wood, has recently become 
associated with Geo. H. Burr & Co., of 
New Y'ork. 

Jack Broughton informs us that John 
Nicholson Broughton, Jr., was born 
on October 5, 1916. 

" Buck" Sawyer reports the arrival of 
a daughter on November 18. His 
present address is 39 McDonough 
Street, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

C. F. Beatty has recently been ap- 
pointed advertising manager of the 
Knox Hat Co., New York. 


Alfred B. Peacock, Secretary 
384 Madison Street, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Andrew Baird Simpson arrived at the 
home of Howard "Si" Simpson on Nov. 
17th. He is reported to be considerable 

Spencer Miller, Jr., who is personal 
representative of Thomas Mott Os- 
borne, formerly warden of Sing Sing 
Prison, New Y'ork State, spoke before 
the Publicity Club of Springfield, Mass. 
in November on Prison Reform. 

"Doc." Lyon, who received his M.D. 
degree from Harvard last June, is House 
Officer at the Massachusetts General 
Hospital in Boston. He plans to specia- 
lize on Children's Diseases. 

Frances Louise, born on Oct. 28, is 
Russ Hall's second daughter. Russ, 
who is growing fruit, is assistant treas- 
urer of the Medway Co-operative Bank, 
Medway, Mass. 

Warren Talcott served as assistant 
secretary of the Republican County 
Central Committee, with headquarters 
at Livingston, Montana, during the 
last campaign. 

"Bud" Dawson announces the birth 
of Charles Holcomb Dawson on Decem- 
ber 11. 

Alfred B. Peacock, who has been con- 
nected with Forbes & Wallace, Spring- 
field, Mass., has resigned, to become 
associated with Frederick Loeser & Co., 
of Brooklyn, N. Y'. 

Plans are under way for publication 
of the Pepper Box, the class paper, in 
the near future. Those who have not 
yet returned their information blanks, 
are requested to do so at once, to the 


Lewis D. Stilwell, Secretary 
Hanover, N. H. 

Ralph Wells Wescott, of Ipswich, 
Mass., was married on November 25th 


Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 

to Dorothy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
Daniel Couch Richardson, at Mansfield, 

Miss Ada Reis, daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. William E. Reis, was married at 
Greenwich, Conn., on October 26th, to 
Charles Lindley Johnston, Jr., of Brook- 
lyn, N. Y. The Rev. Dr. Fitzgerald of 
Brooklyn oflBciated. The bridesmaids 
were the Misses Lucy and Virginia 
Reis, sisters of the bride, and the best 
man was Walter Weaver Moore, '13, of 
Johnstown, Pa. The couple will reside 
at 157 East 81st St., New York. In 
October Mr. Johnston was elected a 
member of the Consolidated Stock 

On October 23rd Harold P. Parten- 
heimer was married to Miss Mary D. 
Stanwood, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. 
Wendell W. Stanwood, at the home of 
the bride in Rumford, Me. Mr. Parten- 
heimer, while in Amherst, was captain 
of the varsity baseball team. After a 
try-out with the Detroit American 
League team he played for two seasons 
in the New York State League. For 
the past two summers he has worked as 
a chemist in the mills at Rumford, 
managing a baseball team on the side. 
During the winters he has been at 
Columbia University, taking graduate 
work in chemistry, and has done con- 
siderable teaching. He expects to 
receive his Ph. D. degree in chemistry 
this year. 

Announcement has been made of the 
engagement of Miss Dorothy G. Thayer, 
Smith '15, of Portsmouth, N. H., to 
Theodore A. Greene '13 of Middletown, 
Conn., and the Union Theological Sem- 

Joseph S. Wesby and Mary B. Mac- 
Gowan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 

Henry MacGowan, were married in 
Worcester, Mass., on October 14th. 
Among the ushers were C. B. Rugg '11, 
W. R. Blackmer ex-'13, and S. H. Cobb 
'13 of the faculty. 

Raymond J. Fitzsimmons, 26 years 
of age, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John 
P. Fitzsimmons of Holyoke, Mass., died 
Nov. 7th, at the Harlem Hospital in 
New York City, after a few days' illness. 
He underwent an operation of a serious 
nature and failed to rally. 

He was born in Holyoke, Mass., and 
attended the public and high schools 
of that city. After one year at Wor- 
cester Academy he entered Amherst 
College, graduating in 1913. While in 
college he was active in student organi- 
zations, being a member of the Glee Club 
four years and of the Dramatics Asso- 
ciation during his senior year. After 
graduation he was a member of the 
faculty at the Newman School in Hack- 
ensack, N. J., and during the past school 
year he taught at the Browning school 
in New York City. He retired last 
June from teaching and accepted a posi- 
tion in the headquarters of the Barrett 
company of New York. Besides his 
parents he leaves two brothers. 


RoswELL P. Young, Secretary 
140 Tremont Street, Boston, Mass. 

Dwight Clark is assistant to the EflS- 
ciency Expert of the Phoenix Mutual 
Life Insurance Company at Hartford, 
Conn., and states that he certainly 
expects to be present at the Triennial 
next June. He spent the summer on the 
border at Arivaca, Arizona, with Troop 
D. Fifth Militia Cavah-y, of Hartford. 

"Mickey" Miller, who is now Secre- 
tary of H. F. Miller & Sons Piano Com- 

The Classes 


pany, was in Texas all summer with 
Massachusetts troops. 

Don Brown, who is with the Wells 
& Dickey Company of Minneapolis, is 
at present doing duty at the front. 
His father writes; "Donald has been a 
soldier boy since the President mobi- 
lized the National Guard on the border 
last June, and has been at the border 
since the 1st of October. He joined a 
company here last spring of Minnea- 
polis and St. Paul boys in the Minnesota 
Field Artillery and was stung in con- 
sequence for border service. His ad- 
dress is B Battery, First Minnesota 
Field Artillery, Llano Grande, Texas, 
and will be indefinitely." 

Johnny Strahan, who is now a student 
at Columbia Law School and a member 
of the class to graduate next June, was 
elected in 191G a member of the Republi- 
can County Committee of Essex 
County, New Jersey. John states that 
he will surely be in Amherst next June. 

Ott Morrow is now a traveling sales- 
man for the Ventilighter Company of 
New York and is showing an attractive 
line of samples. 

Dud Butler, who has been in the 
branch office of the Travelers Insiu-ance 
Company at Buffalo for the past year, 
has now been transferred to Providence, 
R. I., where he is Assistant Cashier. 

Whittemore states that he would not 
miss the Triennial for anything. At 
present he is a foreman at the Milford 
Plant of the Webb Pink Granite Com- 
pany of Worcester. 

Hal Jewett, who was married to Miss. 
Isabel F. Lopez on December 7, 1915, 
is now teacher of English and Public 
Speaking in the High School at Engle- 
wood, N. J. 

Cliff Finch is now principal of the 
High School at Waverly, N. Y., where 
he has 250 students under his supervi- 
sion, and states that he is getting away 
with it and glorying in the fact that he 
is still a free man. 

Ed Cobb, who is still with the Dry 
Goods Economist, was married in Octo- 
ber, 1916, to Miss Helen Hobbs of 
Utica, N. Y. His address is now 202 
Hillside Avenue, Glen Ridge, N. J. 

Ros Young was married on Septem- 
ber 5, 1916, to Miss Katherine Pratt, 
Wellesley 1914, in Elmira, N. Y. Sey- 
mour acted as best man and T. W. 
Miller was one of the ushers. 

Hal Taylor is an instructor at Mont- 
clair Academy, Montclair, N. J. 

Charley Mills is now a student of 
theologj' at Union Seminary and Colum- 
bia University. He received the Master 
of Arts degree from Columbia in Jime, 
1916, and is now assistant pastor at the 
Spring Street Presbyterian church and 
settlement houses in New York City. 

Jimmy Bronk is traveling in New 
York State for Hornblower & Weeks, 
42 Broadway, New York. 

John Focht is now in the Medical 
School of the University of Penn- 
sylvania. He was in the Science De- 
partment two years after leaving Am- 
herst, preparing for the Medical School. 

Moulton, who is now assistant cor- 
respondent critic with the Goodyear 
Tire & Rubber Company, Akron, Ohio, 
states that it will take more than the 
present freight embargo to keep him 
from Amherst in June 1917. 

"Mose" Firman, of Oak Park, 111., 
is the winner of the Class Cup, and 


Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 

Royal Firman, Jr., is our Class Boy. 
Little Mose will accompany his dad and 
mother to the Triennial in June. Mose 
is assistant shoe buyer for Marshall 
Field & Co., Chicago. He says they are 
running a Special car from Chicago for 
1914 next June, and all Western men 
who come through Chicago should 
notify Mose and arrange reservations. 

Joe Donohue is now sales manager of 
the Fuller Brush Co., with oflBces at 
71 West 23rd St., New York. Having 
made good in Springfield he was sent 
to New York by the Company to estab- 
lish what they believe will be the largest 
of their many oflBces. Joe taught school 
in Lynn fourteen months after graduat- 

Hanford has returned to New York 
from Indiana and is now in the export 
department of the U. S. Steel Products 
Co., 30 Church St., New York City. 

Richmond is a salesman with F. J. 
Hutchinson & Co., New York. 

De Veau is an advertising representa- 
tive of the Literary Digest, New York. 

Tramontana is teaching at the Heffley 
Institute, Brooklyn, N. Y., day and 
night. His subjects are French, Latin, 
German, and Italian. "Nothing to do 
till tomorrow!" 

Charles Williams is now a designer 
of concrete work with the Trussed Con- 
crete Steel Co., of Yoimgstown, Ohio. 

Cregar Quaintance is a lawyer, with 
oflRces in the Ernest & Cranmer Build- 
ing, Denver, Col. 

Charles Rugg is still teaching at Bis- 
hop's College School, Lenoxville, P. Q., 
Canada. He spends most of his time 
coaching plays, and has produced " For 
King and Country," "A Quiet Evening 

at Home," "Tracked Across the Con- 
tinent," and " Doomed by the Danites," 
and is now working on a stupendous 
production of "The Great White Eye of 

Ted Hubbard is in the real estate 
business, with oflBces in the Country 
Life Exposition, Grand Central Termi- 
nal, New York City. 

Art Strahman is assistant to the 
sales manager of the Corn Products 
Refining Co., New York. He married 
Miss Marguarite Storms of Brooklyn 
on September 4, 1915, and is the father 
of Arthur Rae Strahman, born Novem- 
ber 6, 1916. He will be at the Trien- 

Livingstone, who has been with a 
firm of accountants in Portland, Ore., 
has gone with his father in the Oregon 
Mortgage Co. He hopes to be in Am- 
herst next June. 

The class organ. The Bull, made its 
first appearance last June, and the 
second number has just been published. 
Its maiden bow was received with much 
applause and big featiu-es are promised 
for its future editions. 

The New York contingent of 1914 
dined at Keen's Chop House on October 
27th. Emissaries were sent to the din- 
ner of '05, which was being held in the 
same building at the same time. 

Helen Isabelle, daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. Franklin Whipple Adams, of 
Waverly, Mass., and Paul Fairback 
Brigham of Westboro, Mass., were mar- 
ried on Oct. 25 at Waverly. 

Edward S. Cobb of New York City 
and Helen L. Hobbs, daughter of Dr. 
and Mrs. J. Howard Hobbs '82, of 311 
Rutger St., Utica, N. Y., were married 

The Classes 


in Westminster Picsl)ytcrian Church in 
Utica Saturday, Oct. 27, at 7-30 p.m. 
Dr. Hobbs 'Si, father of the bride per- 
formed the marriage ceremony and 
Harold W. Hobbs '09, brother of the 
bride, gave his sister in marriage. 
Dorothy Cordley of Glenn Ridge, N. J. 
was maid of honor. The brother of the 
groom, Samuel H. Cobb '13 of the Am- 
herst faculty was best man. The ushers 
were Beaman P. Sibley '12, of Wyom- 
ing, N. J., William O. Morrow '14, of 
Allenhurst, N. J., Gerald Keith '15, of 
Brockton, and Robert A. Middleton 
'17, of Utica, N. Y. Among the other 
Amherst men present was Robert F. 
Patton, Jr., '18 of Highland Park, 111. 
Mr. and Mrs. Cobb will make their 
home after Jan. 1. 1917 at 22 Hillside 
Ave., Glenn Ridge, N. J. 

John C. Long gave up his position on 
the staff of the Springfield Union the 
first of the year, to become associated 
with the Class Journal Company, 341- 
347 Fifth Avenue, New York City. 


Joseph L. Snider, Secretary 

1727 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, 


Fourteen enthusiastic members of the 
Boston division of the class of 1915 met 
for their first class supper of the year at 
the Hotel Westminster on Friday eve- 
ning, November 10th. This is the first 
of a series of suppers which the class 
plans to hold at frequent intervals this 

After the principal business of the 
evening — the dinner — was finished, the 
election of oflficers was in order. Hall 
was elected president to succeed Weath- 
ers, and L. R. Smith was appointed to 
hold "all the other offices." 

Those present were: Breckenridge, 

Cooper, Cross, Cutler, Gail, Gaus, 
Greene, Hall, Moulton, Packard, Plim- 
ton, L. R. Smith, Snider, and 

A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. 
William H. Mandrey on December 12th 
at Warehouse Point, Conn. Though 
not the class boy, this is the class baby 
of 1915. 

Lincoln is teaching in the high school 
at Waterloo, N. Y. 

Cooper is now located in South Wej'- 
mouth, Mass., with the Stetson Shoe 

Gail is studying at M. I. T. 

Craig is now engaged in business in 
New York City. 

Mellema was married on December 
25th to Miss Lillian Heck, and is now 
located with a large engineering firm, 
in New York City. 

Langspecht has recently gone to 
Oklahoma, where he is to engage in 
the oil business. 

Swasey is at South Berwick, Me. 

Douglas D. Milne, Secretary 
Drake Road, Scarsdale, N. Y. 

Since the last issue of the Quarterly 
in November, several members of the 
class have changed their location of 
business. Will the members of the class 
please note the corrections as given 

M. H. Boynton is now located in 
Bridgeport, Conn., care of the Library 

Walter C. Bryan is with the American 
Tobacco Co., Fifth Ave., New York. 


Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 

W. C. Esty, 2nd, and H. L. GUliea 
are now living at 1511 N. LaSalle St., 
Chicago, 111., in company with F. L. 
Chapman, Jr., class of 1915. 

After February 1st, 1917, D. D. 
Milne expects to be located in St. Louis, 
Mo., with the American Telephone & 
Telegraph Co., Boatmen's Bank Bldg., 
414 Locust St. Please mark as peb- 
80NAL all communications sent to his 
above address. 

C. B. Peck is now living at 65 Parker 
St., Newton Centre, Mass. 

G. C. Neiley is with the Under- 
writer's Bureau of New England, 141 
Milk St., Boston, Mass. 

F. R. Otte is living at the Central 
Branch Y.M.C.A., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

W. H. Smith is with Merrill Lynch 
& Co., 7 Wall St., New York. 

D. Stevenson is in the Foreign Dep't. 
of the Gauranty Trust Co., New York. 

D. C. Stearns is persuing advanced 
studies at Columbia University and not 
at Harvard as stated in the last issue. 

On December 7th, 1916, the engage- 
ment was announced of Harold L. 
Gillies and Miss Marion G. Rawson of 
Milwaukee, Wis. 

On December 30th, 1916, John U. 
Reber and Miss Helen C. Hutchins 
were married at Sioux City, Iowa. 

It was with interest and pride that 
we read in the issue of the Student for 
December 7th the announcement that 
Scott M. Buchanan has been awarded 
the Cecil Rhodes scholarship from 
Massachusetts for the years 1917-1920. 
The Class of 1916 extends heartiest 
congratulations to "Scotty." The 
Student account reads as follows: 

Scott Milross Buchanan, '16, of Pitts- 
field, who is at present acting as gradu- 

ate secretary of the Christian Associa- 
tion, has been awarded the Cecil Rhodes 
scholarship from Massachusetts for the 
years 1917 to 1920. This is the first time 
that an Amherst man has ever won the 
scholarship from Massachusetts. The 
last Amherst man to win a Rhodes 
scholarship was Paul Good '13, whe 
gained the award from the State of 
Nebraska in 1913. 

The scholarship entitles the winner to 
three years of study at Oxford Univer- 
sity in England with an allowance for 
expenses of $1500 a year. The award of 
the scholarship is made by states from a 
fund made possible by the will of Cecil 

The award of the scholarship is based 
on three points, scholarship, athletic 
ability, and standing in the college com- 
munity. A qualifying examination in 
scholarship is given and the final selec- 
tion from those who pass is based upon 
the estimate of an appointing commit- 
tee. The committee in Massachusetts 
is composed of President Lowell of Har- 
vard, chairman; Payson Smith, Com- 
missioner of Education of Massachu- 
setts; Endicott Peabody, Principal of 
Groton Academy; Alfred E. Stearns, 
principal of Andover; and Dean Olds 
of Amherst. 

Buchanan prepared for Amherst first 
at Worcester Classical High School, 
where he completed his first year, and 
later at Pittsfield High School, where he 
graduated. While an undergraduate of 
Amherst he won the Webster mathe- 
matics prize in his Sophomore year and 
the Hutchins Greek prize in his Junior 
year. He was Ivy Orator at his Com- 
mencement last June. He was particu- 
larly interested in Y. M. C. A. work. 
In athletics long distance running was 
his specialty and he was a member of 
the 'varsity track team in his second 
year and the 'varsity cross country team 
in his third year. 

Buchanan will finish his year in Am- 
herst and will leave for England, to take 
up his studies next fall. 

Goodridge, after a varied business 
career, has taken a position on the 
faculty of Choate School at Wallingford, 
Conn. "Eddie" played considerable 
ball during the past summer and even 
donned a Pirate suit for a few days. 

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fVIAY2 81917 






MAY, 1917 


A College of Liberal Arts and Sciences — Founded in 1 821 

Alexander Meiklejohn, Ph.D., LL.D., President 


The College offers a four years' course leading to the degree 
of Bachelor of Arts; also a graduate course of one year leading 
to the degree of Master of Arts. 

Undergraduate courses may be so arranged that graduates 
can obtain degrees from technical schools by two years of addi- 
tional study. 


For admission without conditions fourteen points are required. 
Candidates who lack the full entrance requirement must present 
at least eleven and one-half points including not less than two in 
English, two in an ancient language, and one in mathematics. 
Those who are admitted with either two points or three points in 
Latin may remove their conditions in this subject by doing a 
corresponding amount of extra work in Greek in college. 

Entrance Examinations, June 18-23, are those of the College 
Entrance Examination Board, held at Amherst and elsewhere. 

Entrance Examinations, September 12-18, are held at Amherst. 

Graduates of certain preparatory schools are admitted on 
certificate, without examination. The certificates and pass cards 
of the New York State Board of Regents are accepted in place of 

The Porter Admission Prize of $50 is awarded annually for 
the best examinations on entrance subjects. 


The academic year includes thirty-six weeks of term time, the 
courses of study being arranged by semesters of eighteen weeks 
each. There is a Christmas vacation of two weeks, a Spring 
recess of eight days, and a Summer vacation of thirteen weeks. 
Commencement Day is the Wednesday before the last Wednes- 
day in June. 

The tuition fee is $140 per year. The privileges of Pratt Gym- 
nasium, Morgan Library, etc., are free to all students. 

The annual award of fellowships and prizes exceeds $3,000. 

The beneficiary funds of the College aggregate $350,000. 

The College Library contains 110,000 volumes. 

Pratt Field and Hitchcock Field afford ample facilities for 
athletic sports. 

Requests for catalogues and for information regarding entrance 
requirements, scholarships, etc., should be addressed to the 
Secretary of the Faculty, Amherst College, Amherst, Mass. 


Frontispiece: St. Paul's Cathedral (see article, "St. 

Paul's Watch") . . . . . . Facing 149 

The College Window: 149 

On Being a Back Number 

St. Paul's Watch. Arthur H. Baxter, Johns Hopkins, '94. 158 

Kings. Poem. William L. Corbin, '96 ... 163 

Amherst's Readiness for Service. Frederick S. Allis, '93. 164 

Deacon Stebbins, His Valedictory. Burges Johnson, '99. 168 
Amherst's First Game of Intercollegiate Baseball 

//. S. Morley, '66 171 

Ask Dad: He Knows. Poem. Walter H. Dyer, '00. . 175 

Portrait. S. W. Dana ..... Facing 176 

From our Nonagenarian Alumnus. S. W. Dana, '47 176 


The Amherst Dickinsons and the College. W. I. Fletcher, 

Librarian Emeritus . . . . . . 179 

Portraits: Edward Dickinson, Treasurer, and Edward 

Dickinson, Assistant Librarian . . . Facing 180 

The Bench. Poem (in Memory of Emily Dickinson). 

Willard Wattles 185 

Editorial Notes ........ 186 


The Alumni Council . . . . . . . 191 

The Associations . . . . . . . 192 

In Memoriam O. A. B. Poem. William L. Corbin. . 196 

The Classes 197 



Our warrant, admittedly slender, for personifying on this page the row of buildings 
pictured on our cover lies in a remark made by a smart newspaper v/riter some score 
of years ago. "This trio of buildings, " he said, "the faded pumpkin colored college 
hall, the somber toned library, and the particularly cheery and refined house of the 
president, might give an imaginative man somewhat the same jolt as if he saw in one 
another's company a backwoods New Englander, a Jesuit priest, and a gentleman 
of colonial Virginia. " Since that was Avritten, however, the class of 1884 has trans- 
formed the "backwoods New Englander," which is to say College Hall, by adding 
the Roman Doric porch, and our "imaginative man" will have to imagine to better 

Professor Arthur Henry Baxter, who writes on "St. Paul's Watch," spent his 
Sabbatical year in 1915-16 in England, where he had had his early education; and 
while there was engaged in various useful services connected with his country's war 
activities. The article here published explains the nature of some of these, besides 
giving a realistic picture relating to an edifice familiar to us all. The photograph of 
St. Paul's cathedral from which our frontispiece is made represents it as it was in 

Professor Burges Johnson, whose "Deacon Stebbins" poem, read in Washington, 
is reproduced here, is professor of English literature in Vassar College. 

Our distinguished nonagenarian, Samuel W. Dana, Esq., of the Class of 1847, is 
the only surviving member of his class. A volume of his essays and addresses 
entitled "Law and Letters," published in 1915, gathers together sundry literary 
fruits of a long life, wherein not only legal wisdom and good sense but a sound and 
delicate literary taste is eminently evinced. The oldest article in the volume, on 
"The Author," bearing date of 1853, gives an interesting glimpse of the literary 
celebrities of that time. 

Mr. Willard Wattles, who sends us the poem "The Bench," in memory of 
Emily Dickinson, and who is now teacher of English in the University of Kansas, 
will be remembered by Amherst residents as sometime (1911-1914) teacher of 
English in the Massachusetts Agricultural College. 



VOL. VI.— MAY, 1917.— NO. 3 


PROGRESSIVE? If the fitting phrase were left to me, 
I'd say a mossback." Such was the tactless retort of 
the reporter Bliffel, representing the most sensational 
newspaper of the city, to a remark of Mr. Harrison Chippendale, 
a Bostonian of the old-time Brahmin type 
On Being a who had indignantly resented the news- 

Back Number paper's blaring invasion of the Chippen- 

dale family affairs. In his heated colloquy 
with the reporter Mr. Chippendale^ had affirmed his modern 
sympathies. "I pride myself," he had said, — "I have always 
prided myself on being a progressive man." Hence the retort 
quoted above; at which Mr. Chippendale, remarking with a 
haughty stare, "I am not familiar with the expression," straight- 
ened his spare figure to its full height and pointed toward the door. 
Bliffel, who had lost his temper in the interview, had used too 
picturesque a word — a term neither diplomatic nor accurate. If 
he were minded to be uncivil — which itself is indefensible in an 
interviewer — he might better have stuck to his own newspaper 
dialect, which has indeed furnished a very characteristic metaphor 
to the language. We will let Mr. Chippendale himself correct 
him. To his son Chauncey, who had entered just as the reporter 
was leaving, he put the question: 

"What is a — er — mossback, Chauncey?" 

"A mossback," Chauncey chuckled respectfully. "It's ver- 
nacular, I believe, for any one on whom the moss of ages is sup- 
posed to have accumulated. A person," he continued, observing 

^ In Mr. Robert Grant's novel, "The Chippendales." 

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that his father still looked puzzled, "who has lived a long time 
and cherished fixed opinions. Why do you ask? Did Bliffel call 
you one?" 

"Yes. Only a moment before you came in." 

"The impudent villain. I wish I'd overheard him. It's invidi- 
ous, however, not strictly opprobrious." 

"I see. Behind the times. An old fogy. A back number, I 
think you would call it," Mr. Chippendale added complacently 
by way of showing that his phraseology was not altogether archaic. 
"Well, I suppose I am — at my age." 

Here, if the smart reporter must give rein to his temper, was 
his fitting term to use, the term indeed contributed by his own 
business to our all-tolerant vocabulary. A back number. The 
other was not of his vernacular; this was. The metaphor is, to 
be sure, not flattering, but neither is it abusive. It may or may 
not represent the man so described as he is, but it does represent 
the describer's limitation. It connotes, with the mild contempt 
vented on a disused thing, simply the other hemisphere of his 
professional world, the hemisphere on which every day the sun 
of journalistic heed ceases to shine. Every day's store of news 
becomes forthwith, as soon as the day is over, a back number — 
no longer timely, no longer salable. And that is as bad a quality 
as the journalist, as such, may impute. Invidious, as Chauncey 
put it, not opprobrious. The journalist's business is to keep up 
to date, even to the second and third afternoon edition; his dread, 
to fall behind or run the risk of purveying something worn or 
stale. The extreme antithesis to a back number is a "scoop," 
and that represents the height of journalistic enterprise and 
virtue. And what is bred in the bone of his profession becomes a 
measure of mankind; he aspires to be, and he judges men, what 
his newspaper is. You might apply to him an adaptation (with- 
out apologies) of Mr. Gelett Burgess' familiar stanza: 

"Back numbers are a drug to me, 
I never want to see one; 
Yet worse there is than ev'n to see, — 
I'd rather see than be one." 

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saying nowadays about the continuation of their unspeakable acts, 
the other fellow alone is responsible. 

But, you see, a situation is created. We have a new classifica- 
tion of human minds, a new standard of separation — if a thing 
so shifting can thus be called — wherein, as in the old theological 
distinction, men are set on the right hand and on the left like 
sheep and goats. And this becomes so dominating in the general 
assessment of public opinion and its values that many of us who 
keep our thinking steady must needs ask ourselves Maister Pit- 
tendreigh's solemnly proposed question, "Am I a goat?" To 
every thinking man, I suppose, whose conceit or obstinacy has 
not benumbed his modest self-consciousness, there comes, with 
the oncoming of age, the chill of some such question as this. 
Am I a back number? "Well, I suppose I am — at my age," was 
Mr. Chippendale's pensive reflection; but in the next breath he 
was ready to define his terms and defend his position. There 
may be compensations, after all, in being a back number. The 
novelist's characterization of him is meant to portray the serene 
inner core of that Boston which, like heaven, is "not a locality 
but a state of mind;" and in the interview from which I have 
quoted this state of mind has a tilt with that ephemeral shift of 
mind which is represented in the yellow journalism of the day. 
But the situation has its analogies also in the states and shifts of 
mind outside of Boston and its quarrels; and not least in its re- 
lation to the college man and his ideals; which perhaps it will 
pay us to ventilate a little. 

One's attention is naturally arrested, you know, by the things 
that are particularly noteworthy in one's own sphere of achieve- 
ment or culture, things perhaps that no outsider would be likely 
to notice at all. When, some years ago, I read Stevenson's 
"Amateur Emigrant," a pair of adjectives which he used to de- 
scribe the emotional attitude of a friend who had been fooled 
into reading a back number of a newspaper struck me as being 
a peculiarly felicitous stroke of literary portrayal. The epithets 
were employed to illustrate the psychology, if I may so call it, 
of newspaper reading in general. "Newspaper reading," Mr. 
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rather a sort of brown study than an act of culture." Then 
followed the illustration: "I have myself palmed off yesterday's 
issue on a friend, and seen him re-peruse it for a continuance 
of minutes with an air at once refreshed and solemn." It is a 
pity, perhaps, to spoil by analysis the aroma of this last phrase, 
but to my mind it is not only a delight but a symbol, as it were 
a thought-provoking parable. It connotes a number of things. 
It touches off first the otiose "brown study" of the reader, a 
striking contrast to the sharp and vigorous mental grasp charac- 
teristic of a well-balanced culture. There is indeed reaction there, 
but it seems to have only a feeble grip. Then next it makes us 
think of the kind of reading-matter that is so potent, irrespective 
of its immediate appeal, to awaken a sense of refreshment in 
this quality of mind; that, however, has already been defined 
as newspaper matter, and the reading of it dissociated from real 
culture. Then finally, it reveals an emotion of solemnity, a sort 
of homage to the presumed significance or importance of the 
matter, as if tremendous issues were felt to hang upon it. And 
when all is done, it turns out that this passive reaction is ac- 
corded not to the newspaper at all, as such, but to a back number, 
a thing in newspaper's clothing whose most distinctive appeal is 

Here is suggested an interrelation of mind and matter — 
printed matter, I mean, — and along with it of matter and manner 
— manner of reading, I mean, — to which as college-bred men, 
presumed practitioners of liberal culture, we may profitably give 
a moment's heed. It is a situation wherein the aristocracy of 
learning, to which by our college degree we aspire to belong, 
comes into rather sharp contrast with the proletariat. But 
where is the dividing line, and how maintained? Mr. Stevenson 
has been speaking of the company he was in — steerage emi- 
grants, we will remember — and has described them as "en- 
dowed with very much the same natural capacities, and about 
as wise in deduction, as the bankers and barristers of what is 
called society." Then, going on to describe their likings and 
limitations, he proceeds to name an all-prevalent custom which 
so far as culture is concerned, abolishes all social distinctions. 
"One and all," he says, "were too much interested in discon- 
nected facts, and loved information for its own sake with too 

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rash a devotion; but people in all classes display the same appe- 
tite as they gorge themselves daily with the miscellaneous gossip 
of the newspaper." This brings him to the remark and illustration 
on newspaper reading quoted above. 

It is not with the newspapers and their readers, however, that 
Stevenson has his quarrel, if such it may be called; nor with the 
differing capacities of different classes of men. It is with some- 
thing more pervasive and universal. It is with that all-reducing 
state of mind which has come to prevail in thought and culture 
since, as Macaulay put it, "the gallery in which the reporters 
sit has become a fourth estate of the realm." Little by little, in 
a way scarcely noticeable, the social mind has undergone 
momentous transformation, has become unconsciously molded in 
great degree to the image of the newspaper, with its worship 
of the up-to-date, with its disdain of the back number. We 
rejoice, and rightly, at the tremendous volume of popular knowl- 
edge purveyed every day and week and month by the periodical 
press; we are less inclined to reflect on its inner consequences 
in the communal habit and custom. One is reminded of the 
Athenians and strangers of St. Paul's day, who "spent their time 
in nothing else but either to tell or to hear some new thing," — 
a city full of fashionable gossips, philosophers whose philosophy, 
as a Yankee would say, was "runnin' emptins." Nor does this 
concern merely happenings in time, — the latest divorce or acci- 
dent or atrocity. Stevenson, who has a way of getting at the 
inside of things by some lightly touched phrase, has hit the 
mark by the words, already quoted, that "one and all were too 
much interested in disconnected facts, and loved information for 
its own sake with too rash a devotion." That is the word: in- 
formation. The staple of interest in our cultural day, both pop- 
ular and academic, is predominantly informational, — the gather- 
ing and storage of facts, and especially of facts which have the 
freshest bloom and savor upon them, facts which represent the 
latest achievements in reportage, in science, in invention, in re- 
search historical, social, economic. It is as if all the savants of 
our modern Athens, from the newspaper forces up, were engaged 
in a vast enterprise of accumulating data for something on which 
coordination and reflection are as yet only crude and meagre. 

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Thus scholarship and culture become a kind of elaborate account- 
ancy, as if investigators were minded to reduce the phenomena 
of observation and experience to statistics and make a huge card 
catalogue of the universe. The result is to mold learning to the 
purely informational standard, and if following it up at all, to 
put it only to immediate and superficial uses. American culture 
in general, as we know, has suffered severe criticism on this 
account; nay, there are not wanting those who deny its existence 
in any fundamental sense. 

What concerns us to note, however, as college graduates, 
guardians and practitioners of liberal learning, is that this crav- 
ing for up-to-date-ness and immediacy is transforming, whether 
for good or ill, our whole educational system. It lies at the basis 
of the prevalent war on Greek and Latin. It is what gives the 
zest, the "pep," to the comparatively new pursuits of civics, 
economics, sociology. It is indifferent to, or contemptuous of, 
the older movements of thought and insists on modernity. It 
gauges the value of studies by their bearing on the intended 
vocation. And now Mr. Abraham Flexner contends that the 
disciplinary idea must be given up, or merged into the interest 
presumably imparted by the near and practical nature of the 
quasi- vocational studies; in other words, that school curricula 
should be confined to such things as have a value for the concrete 
problems and requirements of life, and should trust to these to 
supply all the needed mental training by their intrinsic appeal 
and interest. This is quite in line with an educational accumu- 
lation of facts. It has all the plausible appeals suitable to a time 
when the up-to-date periodical is the literary potentate in the 
general cultural life of the people; it betrays also a similar disdain 
of the back number. 

This shifting of the disciplinary element, on the part of the 
most vociferous educational theorists, is a symptom, a pointer. 
It makes mental discipline incidental, while it puts information 
supreme. It goes far to make culture an essentially journalistic 
enterprise, a universal search for immediately usable facts. Is 
not here our occasion therefore, as liberally educated men, to 
exercise the level head and make a thoughtful assessment of the 

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situation; daring, if conditions call, to be a back number? It 
seems to be high time: the spell of the newspaper has been upon 
us long enough to have infected wellnigh a whole generation 
even of college professors. I do not say its effect is bad — so far 
as it goes. But is it best, even for its own interests of keeping 
soundly up to date, — not to say having grounded foresight and 
getting ahead of the game? It is time to inquire if it may not be 
leaving sad gaps and holes in the cultural and educational tissue, 
limitations which tend to invalidate its own findings. For this 
purpose we may perhaps go back to Stevenson's lightly touched 
remarks. He has given us, we will remember, the delightful 
picture of a man perusing a back number for a continuance of 
minutes "with an air at once refreshed and solemn," — as if, so 
far as a sense of meanings and principles are concerned, his head 
were in a meal tub. From this point Stevenson goes on: "Work- 
men, perhaps, pay more attention; but though they may be 
eager listeners, they have rarely seemed to me either willing or 
careful thinkers. Culture is not measured by the greatness of 
the field which is covered by our knowledge, but by the nicety 
with which we can perceive relations in that field, whether great 
or small. Workmen, certainly those who were on board with me, 
I found wanting in this quality or habit of the mind. They 
did not perceive relations, but leaped to a so-called cause, and 
thought the problem settled." This is said indeed of workmen, 
but they are a relatively intelligent class and represent not un- 
justly the great crowds of men whose daily intellectual food is 
the newspaper, and not remotely those who, though more elab- 
orately trained, have conformed their mental habits to the jour- 
nalistic-informational type. It describes with the touch of a master 
their distinctive limitations. Their lack is that of a careful, 
patient, all-round cerebration. Their cultural field may be large 
enough — though doubtless they ,have staked it out according to 
their individual spheres and tastes — but within their field, what- 
ever it is, a keen, just, comprehensive sense, Stevenson's "nicety 
of relations," is lacking. In other words, they haven't the disci- 
plined mind, the training and seasoning which has developed 
reflection, coordination, grasp, insight. Their snap at truth has 
been of the touch-and-go order, and their deductive powers have 
taken its color. They have a daily course of factual and infor- 

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mational reading; are gorged and glutted with it; but somehow 
it does not seem to have produced the incidental discipline which 
Mr. Flexner desiderates in his educational scheme. 

Our notion of what it is to be a back number, with the in- 
vidious connotation that gave currency to the term, may at this 
point be revised and clarified. Our glance at prevading senti- 
ments and standards has done something to furnish the data. 
The term, coined in journalese language, is after all the by-word 
of that unstable equilibrium of culture whose zests and values 
shift with the lapse of time. It is only in that sphere that back 
numbers are noted and despised at all; it is largely because that 
type of culture has become so tyrannical that schemes of educa- 
tion are increasingly conformed to its image. And of course keep- 
ing up with the times is immensely important, never more so 
than in this world overturn when the kaleidoscope of history is 
changing every day. But correspondingly important it is that 
we cherish the level head, the depth of vision, the deliberateness 
of balanced and disciplined reflection. Such qualities and habits 
of mind as these belong to a sphere where the back number is 
not named or shunned, because there the back number does not 
exist. I need not enlarge on the part that preparatory and pre- 
liminary discipline plays in this sphere; on the useful drill in fine- 
ness and variety of relations during the period before the larger 
vision has opened, relations of words and ideas to one another 
in the classical languages, relations of quantities and concepts in 
mathematics. Yes, I grant you, such drill is austere; it is not the 
incidental discipline of the vocational scheme study and the drama 
and the moving picture. But with such discipline secured the 
ripening years when individual thought awakes comes to see that 
every fact, every event, every vision, is the fruit of an evolution and 
germination, with its roots in all the past, and that great and simple 
principles, like the creative ideas of a limitless mind, underlie 
the whole. In other words, he is in the sphere where not infor- 
mation is converted into a grand catalogue raisonne, but facts 
are transmuted into truths of life. The rest follows: the voca- 
tion, the business, the livelihood, all incidental, all in the day's 
work, yet conformed to a loftier and more generous pattern. 
But there is no odium of the back number here, no nervous 

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dread lest one fail to keep up with the times. The sphere is 
beyond the tyranny of the times. 

If this is being a back number, according to the popular con- 
ception of the term, then all one can say is (in a time-honored 
phrase), "make the most of it." But the question is a fair one 
whether it is not a surer way, though not directly sought, of 
keeping up with the times, and certainly of being ahead of the 
game, than the way that has come so to dominate the common 
mind. It gets at the desired point because it stays with the 
fact until all its elements are in order and proportion, until it 
has come to the rounded growth of a reasoned and motived 
truth. And if the other way fails, or yields only a partial and 
one-sided vision, it will be for lack of such deliberateness and 
patience, ignoring the risk of falling behind. Mr. Chesterton 
expresses himself very trenchantly on the limitations of the 
whole modern movement. "Modernity," he says, — "which 
means the seeking for truth in terms of time. All works must 
become thus old and insipid which have ever tried to be 'mod- 
ern,' which have consented to smell of time rather than of eter- 
nity. Only those who have stooped to be in advance of their time 
will ever find themselves behind it." This is pretty absolutely 
stated, but it will bear thought. And at least it puts the back 
number in the place where he inherently belongs. 

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ON the night of September 8, 1915, I was sitting in the 
lounge of my hotel when loud reports were heard. Those 
present rushed out on to the balcony facing the Strand. 
In the sky at a height of three or four thousand feet, apparently 
over St. Paul's cathedral, was a Zeppelin moving slowly north- 
ward, and dropping incendiary bombs. Shells were bursting 
around it, describing arcs of flame, but most of them exploding 
too low. The noise was terrific. The streets were crowded with 
people enjoying the spectacle. The Zeppelin was down at one 
end, and many people declared it had been "winged." It seems, 
however, that it was only rising, and it slowly disappeared to 
the north. 

Meanwhile, the sky in the direction of St. Paul's was a lurid 
red from the reflection of the flames below. I sallied forth down 
Villiers Street and along the Embankment. Never had I seen 
such crowds of people moving city-ward. The wide Embankment 
was a surging mass of humanity. It suggested De Quincy's 
description of the migration of the Tartar tribes. With difficulty 
I made my way past Blackfriars Bridge and up Ludgate Hill. 
The flames of a fire nearby made St, Paul's as bright as day. 
Fortunately the cathedral had not been injured. 

A little more than a month later I joined St. Paul's Watch. 
This consisted of a group of architects, barristers and others 
who, through love of Sir Christopher Wren's masterpiece, assumed 
the purely protective duties of guarding it from fire in the event 
of an aerial attack. There was a Head who was the organizer, 
and each night had its own "skipper" who assigned men to the 
various watches. In winter the hours were from nine p. m. to four 
A. M.; in summer the hours naturally were curtailed. 

The Zeppelins preferred dark, calm, partly clouded nights. 
On moonlight nights, therefore, or in foggy weather we were fre- 
quently dismissed as early as 2 a. m. The watches were divided 

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into four or five sections of which two were indoors, in the nave 
aisles and the choir aisles, a series of vast rooms and corridors 
above the aisles of the church, and invisible from the interior of 
the cathedral. The outdoor watches were on the roof of the nave, 
on that of the choir, and, when sufficient men were present, on 
the dome. Our implements were a lantern, a whistle and a re- 
spirator mask. The work consisted of familiarizing ourselves 
with the numerous passages, stairways and exits of the building: 
seeing that all doors above the church floor level were unlocked, 
that hose were attached to the hydrants, extension hose properly 
folded, branch pipes in place, water buckets filled and in their 
proper positions. 

Fire-drill also took place, both indoors and outdoors. A false 
alarm would be sounded and hose had to be attached, carried 
some distance, connected and made ready to play on the point 
indicated. All this was not easy in the low, narrow, winding 
passages, and it afforded plenty of exercise and excitement. 

In order to perfect ourselves in handling a fire hose we were 
asked to take lessons from an expert: so one rainy afternoon 
in November several of us crossed the river to the Southwark 
Bridge Road fire station, a manufacturing portion of the great 
city of which every part is interesting, where even the slums 
have historic associations. Donning rubber boots and a sou'- 
wester we were drilled by a worthy head fireman who, I judged, 
had served as a petty officer in the army. 

"Three of you stands in line. Number one is the branch man. 
'E is captain. 'E runs with the branch, connects branch with 
'ose. 'Olds the nozzle and plays on fire. 

"Number two takes the 'ose hoff the 'ook. 'E makes inter- 
mediate connections, sees there is no kinks. Runs to number 
one and 'elps 'old the nozzle. 

"Number three is 'ydrant man. 'E manages the valve and 
connections at 'ydrant. 'Shun! ready! action!" 

We rushed to our places, trying each position in turn. Num- 
ber one's was the most desirable job. When the stream of water 
reaches the nozzle with terrific force things become interesting. 
Woe to the man who has not a firm grip on the nozzle, placed 
under his arm, when the rush of water comes through ! 

To return to St. Paul's. 

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It was a strangely romantic experience to wander through the 
vast halls and corridors above the aisles and choir, to explore 
the Dean's library, the Trophy room, the organ loft, the whis- 
pering gallery, the room containing Wren's model in wood of 
his first design for the cathedral, and to examine the cracks which 
have appeared in various parts of the walls and see the measures 
taken to counteract their effect. 

It was weird to hold one's lamp over the gallery out into the 
pitch-black space of the interior which extends horizontally for 
four hundred and sixty feet, or to raise one's lamp and let it 
shine dimly on the gold of Sir Wm. Richmond's glass mosaics 
upon the wall surfaces. 

The hours spent on the exterior were even more enjoyable. 
Sometimes we were out in the rain; again, on a frosty night, the 
roofs would be slippery and afforded excitement of an Alpine 
variety as we clambered over them. A favorite spot on the nave 
roof was at the right end of the west pediment, at the foot of one 
of the three statues, near the clock tower. Here we looked down 
Ludgate HiU and over darkened London, and watched the play 
of searchlights which ceased every night promptly at eleven 

Another favorite spot was at the end of the choir roof where 
a stone seat afforded protection from the wind, and whence we 
looked out upon the Thames, Cannon Street and East London. 

"Stretch'd wide on either hand, a rugged screen, 
In lurid dimness nearer streets are seen, 
Like shoreward billows of a troubled sea 
Arrested in their rage." 

Very impressive by night is the peristyle or colonnade to the 
dome, formed of three-quarter columns attached to radiating 
buttress walls. Passing outside these columns on the brink of 
a precipice afiforded some of us an opportunity of testing the 
steadiness of our nerves. 

Interesting also were the immense, well-like spaces formed be- 
tween the clerestory walls and the high curtain-wall which Wren 
designed to run the whole length of the cathedral from west to 
east. This wall is merely a mask, and renders this building 
somewhat unique. This screen wall has been called "an unmiti- 

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gated sham," and was built to conceal the sides of the church 
which with their awkward buttresses consisting of low flights of 
steps would hardly increase the attractiveness of the edifice if 
visible from the street. 

Most enjoyable of all were the hours spent on the dome on 
a starry night or when the moon shone. On the summit of the 
outer dome at the foot of the lantern is the golden gallery, some 
two hundred and eighty feet above the ground. From this great 
height a magnificent prospect was outspread before us. 

By a piece of good luck my long vigils on St. Paul's were not 
made in vain. 

Saturday, September the second, 1916, was my last night on 
the watch. Being somewhat pressed for time on starting, I hired 
a taxi in the yard of Charing Cross station. It happened that a 
huge crowd had assembled there to watch the Red Cross motor 
vans conveying the wounded from France out of the station. 
All traffic was stopped. I appealed to a policeman who referred 
me to an inspector. The latter on seeing my badge gave me 
special permission to pass. We rushed up the Strand to the 
cathedral, and I arrived just in time for the assignment of duties 
in the headquarters room above the south aisle. My first watch 
was in the nave aisles. A few minutes before eleven word came 
through by telephone from the authorities that many Zeppelins 
were off the coast and advancing on London. 

My vexation at being on the inside watch knew no bounds: 
but there I had to stay till midnight when my turn came on the 
choir roof. No Zepps had yet arrived. We were assembled on 
a small platform, placed against the drum of the dome in the 
centre of the choir roof. The night was perfect for the work of 
indiscriminate destruction of life and property — a dense, black 
night with few stars, no wind or rain, and a still atmosphere. 

Searchlights were darting into the sky from every quarter, — a 
very nightmare of unrest: thin streaks, broad flashes, gyrating, 
describing segments and forming circles and ovals at their ex- 
tremities when they rested on a cloud. They were constantly 
shifting, vanishing, reappearing at various angles and in different 

Suddenly a Zeppelin appeared in the East, a thin streak of 
light, long as a man's forefinger. It was very high up, perhaps 

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five or six thousand feet. The long tentacles of the searchlights 
pounced on it and never relinquished their hold. Then the ex- 
citement began. Boom! boom! boom! Out of the darkness the 
guns, ever ready, began to fire. Shells burst with a spiteful* 
stabbing light and left a trail like a rocket. None seemed to 
strike. M. and I were on the ridgepole of the roof when the 
"skipper" ordered us under shelter. A minute later a few words 
of appeal gained us permission to resume our former position 
whence we had an unhampered view. The rapid cannonade from 
all directions continued. The anti-aircraft guns growled their 
sullen challenge. The dirigible passed before us, moving west- 
ward, seeking to evade the pitiless searchlights, and was hidden 
from us by the dome. The watch on the nave roof now had a 
better view. Presently the Zeppelin was concealed in a cloud. 
The firing ceased, and London relapsed into darkness and silence 
for about ten minutes. 

Suddenly the airship reappeared in front of us, going east toward 
the open country. It seemed at a loss what to do, whither to 
turn. Shells were still rising toward it in wide trajectories, break- 
ing into stars. The dirigible dropped an incendiary bomb which 
we saw burst in the distance like a splash of molten metal. All 
of a sudden flames burst out on the balloon. These spread rap- 
idly. "She is hit! She is down!" someone shouted. The vessel 
took a half turn, followed by a gradual up-tilting until it stood 
on end — literally perpendicular. In a minute or two the whole 
envelope was in flames. What surprised me most was the slow- 
ness of the descent. I attribute it to gas remaining in the en- 
velope and to progressive alleviation caused by the dropping off 
of burned parts. A terrific glare lit the sky. The clouds flamed 
red. Half London was illuminated. Like a flaming torch the 
German dirigible fell to earth. 

Thus ended the biggest Zeppelin raid up to the present; in 
which thirteen airships were engaged, though only three of them 
were able to reach the outskirts of London. Thus was destroyed 
the thirty-sixth Zeppelin, the first one to fall within the London 
area. The wreckage of the airship and the half-burned bodies 
of the crew were found at Cuffey, near Enfield. 

Milton's prophetic and tremendous lines picturing the fall of 
Satan from Heaven: — 

St.Paul'sWatch 163 

"Hurled headlong flaming from the ethereal sky, 
With hideous ruin and combustion, down 
To bottomless perdition, — " 

suggest themselves to those who saw this giant of the air suc- 
cumb to a midget aeroplane piloted by Lieut. Robinson. 

This raid occurred on September 3. Just in time as far as I 
was concerned. Two days later I sailed on the SS. Lapland from 




HAT are they plunging for, those frenzied things. 
So far from home, in that wild hippodrome 
Of men and kings? 

What are they falling for, mid Hell that flings 
Its rain of lead, till they are torn and dead? — 
To please their kings. 

Who are those lurking in the rear, where rings 
That loud acclaim, safe from the battle-flame? — 
Those are the kings. 

And shall it never cease, this might that swings 
Men to its will, or must they suffer still 
The lust of kings? 

Hark, hark! — a voice from out the future sings 
Of shattered drums; when that great morning comes 
Men will be kings. 

164 Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 



[Note: The following article, under date of April 14, was sent as a letter to 
all the Alumni. It is reproduced here as matter of permanent record, and for its 
momentous interest.] 

A NUMBER of inquiries have come to me as to what 
the Amherst Faculty and students have done and are 
doing to prepare themselves to aid the Government. 
During the winter, Faculty members and undergraduates who 
have been at Plattsburg or who expect to go to Plattsburg this 
summer have been taking a course under Captain H. W. Fleet, 
U. S. A., preparatory to taking the examination for membership 
in the OflBcers' Reserve Corps. 

Prior to the spring recess the undergraduates were asked by 
the Faculty to indicate by a provisional enrollment whether they 
would elect a course in Military Training if one were offered. 
The registration was so large that on March 29 the Faculty passed 
the following resolution: "Voted: that beginning with April 5 
a course in Military Training will be offered, with the under- 
standing that students taking this course will be relieved of at 
least one of their regular courses." A Committee, consisting of 
the President, the Dean, and Professors Eastman, Doughty, and 
Toll, was appointed with power to give effect to the Faculty 
action. This Committee at once asked the Secretary of War to detail 
an officer to take charge of the new department, advised Secre- 
tary Lansing, the Amherst Congressmen and Commissioner Hall 
of their action, and asked their cooperation. From the replies 
received it seemed doubtful whether the detail would be made 
immediately, and the following emergency arrangements were 
accordingly made under the provisions of General Order No. 48. 

Captain H. W. Fleet, U. S. A., Professor of Military Science and 
Tactics at the Massachusetts Agricultural College, was appointed 
by President Meiklejohn head of the new department of Mili- 
tary Training of the College. Captain Fleet serves voluntarily 
and without compensation. Under his general supervision work 

Amherst's Readiness for Service 165 

was begun on April 9 with Professors Eastman, Parker, 
and Toll, each in charge of a company. Four hundred and fifteen 
men had enrolled in the course on that date. The course is scheduled 
for Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons from 
3.30 to 5.30. Two of the hours are devoted to tactics and the rest 
to drill. This is three times the minimum requirement per week of 
the Department of War, and students will thus be enabled in 
one-third of a year to do a full year's work. Until the equipment 
from the Government is received the students will use as far as 
necessary the equipment of the Massachusetts Agricultural Col- 

On the advice of Captain Fleet certain members of the course 
in military training who have shown special aptitude for chem- 
istry, physics and applied mechanics are devoting their time to 
these subjects rather than to drill, on the theory that highly 
specialized knowledge will be of especial value to the Government. 

A committee was also appointed by the Faculty to advise with 
students wishing to leave college to enter some form of govern- 
ment service. The Committee consists of Dean Olds, Captain 
Fleet, Professor Doughty, the President of the Student Council, 
and the Secretary of the Alumni Council. The Faculty voted 
that students whose applications for leave of absence had been 
approved by this Committee, should, when accepted by the 
Government, be given credit for the remainder of the college year, 
and that their records at the time of leaving should be recorded 
as that of the end of the year. Seniors leaving under this rule 
will be granted their degrees in absentia in June. 

An Amherst Division of the Intercollegiate Intelligence Bureau 
has been formed with the following Committee in charge: Pro- 
fessor Clarence W. Eastman, Chairman, Professor Howard W. 
Doughty, Professor Charles H. Toll. Frederick D. Bell, '17, Craig 
P. Cochrane, '17, Carroll B. Low, '17, and Frederick S. Allis, '93, 
Secretary of the Alumni Council and Secretary of the Committee. 
The committee is securing and tabulating information as to the 
qualifications for service of the undergraduates and younger 
alumni, using for that purpose registration cards similar to those 
used by the Massachusetts Committee on Public Safety. 

At a mass meeting of the undergraduates formal resolutions 
were adopted pledging the undergraduate body to support the 

166 Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 

Government. The President and the Science Faculties have 
offered the Government the use of the College laboratories and 
the Science and Mathematics teachers have placed their services 
at the disposal of the National Research Council. 

At the first chapel after the meeting of the Congress, President 
Meiklejohn read certain paragraphs of the President's message 
and then addressed the student body in part as follows: 

" The members of this College know how I have hated the threat 
of the coming of this war, how I have shunned every act, every 
word which might seem to invite it. But it is here. Those whom 
we have chosen to make decisions for us on such issues have 
declared that for the sake of our common principles and our 
common life we must fight. What is to be our answer? 

"For you and for me the question is very simple. I am ready 
to go wherever I am called. And if I am not directed what to do, 
I shall look about to see what I can do, and will try to do it, 
whatever the cost. And I know that everyone of you will do the 
same. I trust that no man in this college will rush headlong into 
a place which another man can fill better than he. But I am sure 
that no one among you will cringe or shrink in the face of duty 
he sees before him. 

" May I say a word or two with regard to the possibilities which 
are open to you.'* Men will be needed for many different types of 
special service. If any one of you has special fitness for an im- 
portant piece of work he should go to it at once. And the college 
will cooperate by giving him credit for college work during his 
absence. But we are advised on every hand that until the plans 
of the Government are more definite, college men, not fitted for 
special tasks, should go on with their regular work. For these 
men, we are providing a course in military training which may be 
substituted for any one of the courses for which a student is now 
enrolled. In the next few weeks the plans and requirements of 
the Government will undoubtedly be laid before us, and we shall 
be ready to play our part. 

"I advise you that you find, each one of you, something to do 
— something worth doing — and that you do it. As students, we 
have two loyalties, the abstract loyalty to principles, to truth, 
goodness, freedom, beauty, youth, gladness, and also the concrete 
loyalties to the institutions of which we are members — to the 

Amherst's Readiness for Service 167 

family, the church, the school, the state, the humankind. And 
as students we hold ourselves forever free to criticize and to un- 
derstand the institutions in terms of the principles. That right 
we will never relinquish. But this does not mean that we have 
lost our loyalty to the institutions. It means that we are trying 
to serve them by making our loyalty intelligent. Every man 
among us loves his home, his school, his fellowmen. And when 
the^crisis comes, we will fight for them if need be, fight not with 
blind fury and passion, not with hatred and bitterness, but as one 
who is^^driven to the last desperate way of trying to do the human 
work that must be done." 

In a more recent talk President Meiklejohn called the atten- 
tion of the students to the fact that the plans of the Govern- 
ment are still developing. "If, as seems probable," he said, 
"training camps for the instruction of officers should be established 
before the close of the College year, it will undoubtedly be desira- 
ble and perhaps required that a number of the students enlist in 
these camps. If it should prove necessary the College will be 
closed for the remainder of the Academic year." 

168 Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 


[Poem read in Washington, at the Alumni Banquet, February 10.] 

I'M gittin' old an' feeble, feller 'lumni, an' it's plain 
I've lived so long in Pelham that there's hayseed in my brain. 
It's time I quit yer casseroles and mousses and purees, 
I'm an old burnt out volcano in so very many ways. 
But the thought of all you fellers sitting down thar side by side 
Where our nation has its bein', kind of stirred my Amherst pride 
An' I knew ye'd have yer funnin', but I hoped that now an' then 
You'd somehow give expression to the voice of Amherst men. 

Give expression — thet's the ticket! — You kin study what you will 
When ye'r cultivating culture in the college on the hill, — 
Latin, Greek or navigation, — they're but junk when all is said, 
If you've no means of expressin' all the culture in yer head. 
Ephrum Perkins here in Pelham had a deef-an'-dummy child; 
You could see as he grew older that his brain was gittin' spiled. 
A teacher come who taught him finger-signs an' how to write, 
An', now he kin express himself, he's gittin' pert an' bright. 
As I obsarved Eph Perkins' kid I got a vague idee 
That all those noisy college boys was much the same as he; — 
No matter what you teach 'em, their brain cells won't expand 
If the'ry an' expression don't go walkin' hand in hand. 
An' it kinder struck my fancy that way back in my far day 
We studied Greek an' Latin in a useful sort of way; 
We was mostly trained fer preachers, and we swallowed Greek in 

gobs, — 
'Twas vocational as plumbin: — we would need it in our jobs. 
We could write a Hebrew poem an' in Latin we could speak; 
There was trainin' in expression all the time we studied Greek. 
Why, to-day the Freshman Latin that you hear in college halls 
Is the ghost of a dead language sort of jibberin' round the walls. 
When you was up at Amherst — yes I mean you younger folk — 

Deacon Stebbins — His Valedictory 169 

You might study any language and yet never hear it spoke. 
And yer loved the men that taught ye, and yer liked some stuff 

yer read, 
And when a sentence bothered you, you read the trot instead. 
Yer could spend four years on English, said to be yer native speech, 
Readin' theories about it, givin' earnest thought to each. 
But you never studied samples of the best now bein' writ. 
An' your only writin' teacher was the Student or the Lit. 
Things wasn't different down at Yale or Harvard, they was soused 
In trots an' dictionaries so's to git through Goethe's Faust. 
And a foreign tongue taught that way made 'em cultured to the 

But to let the students talk it was vocational, by Heck ! 

But bless you, I ain't kickin'! It's jest I'm gittin' old 

And find myself a questionin' some truths I used to hold. 

Jest to label things as classic ain't worth a large amount — 

It's the motive an' the method are the things that largely count. 

When ye'r rootin' fer the classics — (hear the '85 men speak 

In a lowered tone of Latin while they bare their heads at Greek!) — 

I sort of feel like sayin', though I s'pose I hadn't ought. 

It ain't the thing you teach 'em, it's the way the thing is taught. 

I ain't afeerd fer Amherst no matter what they teach; 

With the proper men to teach 'em, and an Amherst heart in each. 

They could put some culture in us on Blake Field a'raisin' beans, 

Or in the Freshman River buildin' jitney submarines. 

But if I was a kickin', which is far from my ideer, 

I'd do it in the family among you fellers here, 

Fer the Amherst brand of cultur, unless my mem'ry's lied. 

Don't permit of belly-achin' to the listenin' world outside. 

I was readin' in the papers 'baout a countryman of ours. 

Who was lecturin' in Canady on European powers. 

An' he cussed our furrin service an' our decency an' sense, 

A' sellin' aout his country jest to win his audience. 

He wasn't raised by Garman or by Tyler or that crew — 

An' I'll bet ol' Doc would tell ye his pilosity was 2. 

There's a few like him in England an' a very few in France, 

An' ye long to place the imprint of yer feelin's on their pants. 

A hyphenate American at home's a sorry fraud, 

170 Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 

But he's better than a hell-of-an-American abroad. 

An' our httle Yankee College might extend this motto some, 

Live together, fight together — wash yer dirty duds to hum. 

All the good old Amherst notions ain't yet laid upon the shelf — 

'Tain't a Montessori college, each child loafin' by himself. 

Long ago I told you fellers of the team work to be seen 

When Jedge Moore made diamond matches to ignite Pratt's 

While Jerome an' John B. Stanchfield sought the devil, an' got 

All to furnish Brother Parkhurst with material fer a text. 
Now jest notice Charlie Whitman an' you'll see that now an' then 
He makes his best assistants out of first-class Amherst men. 
Charlie'd better keep his eye peeled — if he shows sech good intent. 
Why the gobbolins '11 git him — he'll be made Vice-President. 
Just observe this feller Lansing, and Gillett an' all the rest — 
Good Amherst men in Washington all doing of their best; 
If they change the maps of Europe it is easy to be seen 
They jest want to make new pictures fer Bert Grosvenor's 


Stand together — that's the ticket — till we've proved it o'er an' 

That the little Yankee College has no knocker on its door. 
Work together, fight together, — play the game or be a fan, 
Claimin' even Uncle Samuel as a first-class Amherst man. 

Amherst's 1st Game, Intercollegiate League Baseball 171 



(note. — The February number of the Quarterlt contained an account of 
Amherst's 6rst intercollegiate baseball game with Williams in 1859. The game was 
then commonly called round ball in New England, and to quote from the closing 
paragraph of our article, "it appears to have been played, with changing rules, 
until 1864, when league ball, more like our modern baseball, was introduced from 
New York. Round ball was promptly discontinued, and in two years league ball 
was the only game played among Eastern colleges." Mr. Morley gives us an eye- 
witness account of Amherst's 6rst intercollegiate league ball game played in 1866 
with Brown and Dartmouth. — The Editors.] 

WHILE I was in Amherst last spring, making some ar- 
rangements for the semi-centennial reunion of the Class 
of '66, I observed a notice of a baseball game with 
Brown to be played the following Saturday. It brought to my 
mind the fact that this would be the semi-centennial anniversary 
of the first intercollegiate league ball game of Amherst College, 
and that the original game was also with Brown University. 

The old game of round ball, like cricket, was too slow and also 
too unscientific for Young America, who was getting more and 
more on the drive every year. In the fall of 1864 league ball, 
so called, then the New York game, was brought to Amherst 
by New York men. Of these, Henry V. Pelton, '66, and S. Wally 
Brown, '66, both living at the present time, may be called the 
fathers of league ball at Amherst. To their names should be 
added also that of Hiland H. Wheeler, who entered with '66, 
enlisted at the end of his Freshman year, returned, and gradu- 
ated with '68, The possibilities of the game, and its ability to 
keep all the men on the move, was soon recognized, and the old 
round ball was quickly laid on the shelf, even as a scrub game. 

It was soon found that other colleges and towns were taking 
up league ball and forming ball clubs. So quickly did its popu- 
larity spread that in two years it was the only ball game played 
anywhere, in town or country. In the fall of 1865 the Nicsean 

172 Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 

Baseball Club was formed at Amherst, with H. V. Pelton presi- 
dent, A. E. Wliitaker, secretary, and S. W. Brown, treasurer. 

In the fall of 1865 our first match game was played with the 
Hampshire Baseball Club of Northampton at the fair grounds in 
Amherst, as a part of the entertainment of the crowd, sandwiched 
between public speaking, horse racing, plowing matches, pota- 
toes, and pumpkins. We had no masks, gloves, spiked shoes, or 
other outfit. Bats and a ball were all that was necessary. The 
ball was pitched, not thrown; the hand must be kept below the 
elbow. The score, taken from the Hampshire Express, shows how 
much the game lacked at that time of being reduced to the scientific 
basis of the present. 

Nic^AN Hampshire 

R O R O 

Smith '69 2b 7—3 Metcalf p 6—4 

Small '66 If 6—3 Sackett 3b 7—3 

Whitaker '66 lb 7—4 Bond lb 8—1 

Pelton '66 cf 6—4 Whiting cf 8—1 

Brown '66 3b 7—3 Clark c 6—3 

Kellogg '69 c 6—1 Butler ss 4—3 

Yoe '68 rf 5—3 Pamater 2b 5—5 

Lancaster '68 p 6 — 4 Moody cf 7 — 2 

Weston '66 ss 7—2 Fallen rf 4—5 

Umpire — S. H. Volentine, Amherst College. 
Scorers — Hampshire, Parsons. 

Nicseans, H. T. Peirce. 

Thus Amherst made her first record of a win in her first match 
league ball game. It is a pity that they did so under the name 
of Nicsean. I wonder if the powers that were at that time were 
so ashamed of such frivolity that they didn't care to have the 
sacred name of Amherst College, founded for the purpose of 
making ministers, appended to a ball team. 

At the opening of spring, the Nicseans felt so sure of themselves 
that they challenged everything in sight. Brown University, 
Wesleyan University, Dartmouth College, and Middlebury Col- 
lege, Vermont, were called on to combat. Our first intercollegiate 
game was with Brown, and the following account, taken from the 
Hampshire Express of May 31, 1866, shows the attitude of the 

Amherst's 1st Game, Intercollegiate League Baseball 173 

Faculty of that day toward baseball. Brown appears to have 
been more advanced in such matters. 

The match between the Nicsean nine of this college and the 
Baseball Club of Brown University, Providence, took place on 
the grounds of the Worcester Agricultural Society on Saturday 
last. Owing to the fact that the College here did not grant the 
Students a holiday [Saturday afternoon was free always], only 
seventeen went down to Worcester. Brown University was rep- 
resented by about one hundred students, they having been 
granted a holiday. 

Some of the Amherst boys went down on Friday night and 
prepared the grounds for the occasion. At 10.45 a. m. the game 
commenced, the Nicaeans being the first at the bat, and on their 
innings they scored three tallies. As the last Amherst man went 
out the "Browns" cheered lustily, but as one after another of 
their strikers went out successively their countenances elongated. 

The game lasted two hours and fifty-five minutes, and at its 
close Amherst had made twenty-nine runs and Brown, thirteen. 
The fielding of both clubs was excellent, but the batting of the 
Nicseans was far stronger. The pitcher and catcher were par- 
ticularly complimented for their skill. The players are indebted 
to Mr. Abercromber of the Harvard nine for impartial and correct 
judgment as Umpire. The Nicaeans have gained a deserved 
victory and we doubt not they will retain their reputation in 

The following is the score: 

Nic^ANs University 

Class H.L. R Class h.l. r 

'66 Whitaker . ... lb 3—4 '67 Fielding lb 5—1 

'69 Smith ss 4—3 '68 Douglass.. . .2b 2—2 

'68 Terry If 5—3 '66 Howe ss 3—2 

'66 Small rf 3—4 '67 Bacon c 3—2 

'68 Lancaster. . . .p 0—4 '68 Cock If 4—1 

'68 Yoe 3b 2—1 '69 Smith p 3—2 

'68 Coburn 2b 4—1 '67 Dorance cf 2—1 

'69 Kellogg c 2—5 '69 Butterworth 3b 3-0 

'68 Wheeler cf 4—3 '66 Brown rf 3—2 

27—29 27—13 

Nicseans- 301 12 4215 1—29 
University— 2 3 13 4—13 

174 Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 

Scorers — Nicseans, S. W. Brown 
University — N. S. Smith 
Fly Catches — Nicseans 7, University 6 
Left on bases, Nicseans 7, University 6 

Here endeth the journalistic account of the first Brown- Amherst 
game. Fifty-one years ago we began our baseball history with 
a victory. With the exception of Coburn, all the Nicjeans and 
their scorers were living when the last Address List was compiled. 

We came home very much elated with our victory. The little 
wood-burning engine on the Amherst & Belchertown Railroad, our 
only rail connection with the outside world, was decorated with 
flags, and came into town screeching our success. 

We did not succeed in getting a match with Wesleyan, Dart- 
mouth, or Middlebury in school time, but after Commencement, 
July 11th (think of it — we spent the Fourth of July at College!), 
we took our bats and ball up to Hanover and trimmed Dartmouth. 

I have been unable to find any newspaper account of the Dart- 
mouth game, but I have written every living man who took part 
in it, of whom there are five, and have obtained the following data : 

The game was played on the Common at Hanover. The Am- 
herst players were: 

Kellogg '69 c 

Lancaster '68 p 

Whitaker '66 lb 

Brown '66 3b 

Small '66 rf 

Smith '69 2b 

Weston '66 ss 

Coburn '68 cf 

Terry '68 If 

The game was played in the rain and was called in the sixth 
inning. The score for the five innings was Amherst 42, Dart- 
mouth 10. 

After that the Class of '66, which introduced the game, dropped 
out. In the fall of that year the name of the Club was changed 
to the Amherst Baseball Association. The first team was called 
the Nicaean First Nine, but after that year the name Nicaean 

It is to be recorded, therefore, that Amherst not only defeated 
Williams in the first of all intercollegiate baseball games in 1859, 
but also won over two other honored rivals. Brown and Dart- 
mouth, in her first league ball games in 1866. 

Ask Dad; He Knows 175 



WHOSE feet wore these depressions in the granite steps of 
Whose laughter echoed loudest in the entries of the dorms? 
Who felt his muscles tighten in an eager, zestful grapple 

When Sophomore met Freshman in a maze of struggling forms? 
Who answered, "Not prepared, sir," in yon dingy hall of learning? 
Whose thoughts strayed out toward Holyoke where the moun- 
tain laurel grows? 
Who dozed above his Goethe while the midnight lamp was burning? 
Ask Dad; he knows. 

Who threw a sweatered arm about the shoulders of his fellow, 
And faltered words of friendship that were boyish, frank, and 
Who danced the dashing two-step with a maid in filmy yellow 

With hair as soft as thistledown and eyes of larkspur blue? 

Who wandered over Toby when the sweet-breathed Spring was 


And in the Glen were melting the shreds of Whately's snows? 

Who sang the Last Song on the Fence to hide a heart near breaking? 

Ask Dad; he knows. 

The mountains watch our valley with their silent, patient faces; 

The old clock strikes the hours in the tower on the hill; 
The Seniors kiss the cup and go, and others take their places. 

But the sunset gilds the windows of the ancient College still. 
Whose heart has ne'er forgotten the secret of its yearning 

For the groups of chaffing students in the classic porticoes? 
Whose soul leaps back to Pleasant Street when Autumn leaves are 

Ask Dad; he knows. 

176 Amherst Graduates* Quarterly 



[The following letter was sent to the Amherst Alumni and read at the banquet in 
Philadelphia, March 17th. Not only for the unique experience of hearing from a 
graduate of seventy years standing, but for its intrinsic interest and value, it is here 

My Brothers of the Amherst College Alumni Association of 
Philadelphia: I thank your President for the invitation to send 
a word of greeting to you at your annual dinner; and I feel much 
honored by his saying, that every alumnus present would appre- 
ciate this greeting from me. However agreeable this expression 
may be to my ear, I still know that this desire to hear from me 
does not spring from any merit in myself, but from my position 
in life. 

I have now entered on my ninetieth year. From twelve to 
fifteen I was a day scholar at the old Amherst Academy; from 
fifteen to nineteen a member of the Class of 1847 in our College, 
rooming in the South Dormitory. After graduation I soon 
commenced the study of law, and entered upon its practice in 
June 1853, at New Castle, Pennsylvania. I had been then, for 
fourteen months, a law student in Pennsylvania; and then 
became a permanent resident, put on for the first time the garb 
of a citizen, and began the life of a lawyer in a general practice. 
For about sixty years I have occupied the same offices, with 
different associates, the last of whom is my son Richard Falls 
Dana, himself a graduate A. B. of Amherst, in the Class of 1895. 

Just the other day I received a letter from a relative, exulting 
in the recent birth of a son, and asking me for some hints as to 
the boy's bringing up, giving as the reason for thus appealing to 
me, the great success I had with my own son. I have not yet 
answered his letter, but when I do I shall tell him that what he 
has discovered of good in Richard comes not from my training, 
but from the influences around him in his tender years at our 

Our Pennsylvania has many great schools of learning, Uni- 





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Samuel W. Dana, LL.D. 

From Our Nonagenarian Alumnus 177 

versities and Colleges, that have filled the state with illustrious 
and useful men, in all walks of life. I make no comparison, 
abate nothing from their honor or praise. But every such insti- 
tution has, like every person, its individuality, its own peculiar 
character. This indescribable thing is best seen by familiar 
acquaintance with its sons. There came from Amherst just 
after graduation, Henry Warren Williams, of the Class of 1837, 
to be a teacher in a classical school in Pittsburg. Some three 
years later he was admitted to the bar, and ten years later he 
became Judge of the famous District Court of Allegheny County, 
and largely by his influence the Pittsburg lawyer was brought 
up to the same grade and rank as the far famed "Philadelphia 
Lawyer," In 1868 he came to his proper place, with Agnew 
and Sharswood, on the bench of our Supreme Court, and grew 
in the love and admiration of the great bar of Pennsylvania till 
1877, when our Registrar placed the star to his name in the 
catalogue. "Be bold! be bold!" is somewhere said to be the 
way to such success. He was of a gentle spirit. 

At an early day, there came to Lafayette College, Francis 
Andrew March of the Class of 1845. I was a sophomore reading 
the great oration on the Crown when he was a senior. The 
story was then told, that when he was reading Demosthenes, he 
felt that yEschines should have replied, and for his own pleasure 
wrote such reply in Greek, which greatly astonished the professor. 
You all know better than I the history of his life, and that the 
whole world had never a more profound scholar in all the kin- 
dred sciences relating to Language. I am told that he, too, was 
of a gentle spirit. 

I knew also Galusha Aaron Grow, of the Class of 1844. Though 
born in Connecticut, he came to our College from a northern 
county in Pennsylvania. He was even then a Pennsylvania 
politician. He was President of the Social Union Literary So- 
ciety, made the address welcoming the group of Freshmen to 
membership; was foremost orator at the political meetings in the 
village to ratify the nomination of James K. Polk; was soon 
elected to Congress, and to the speakership; received early from 
our College its most reluctant degree and, though absent several 
years, had hardly returned when he became for several years Con- 

178 Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 

gressman at large. Though a Pennsylvania politician he was 
always " faithful found among the faithless." 

These men, so eminent in their services, so separate in their 
lives and so diverse in their pursuits, were reared under the 
same influences, and had the family likeness. 

What is this that so distinguishes us? Is it some special grace 
in character that others have not.'' The graces exist in different 
degrees, and surely their combination may exist in variety that 
has never been dreamed of in our philosophy. Plato knew what 
beauty is and what goodness is; but when he saw them put 
together he saw a new thing, and he didn't know what to call 
it, for in the whole Greek language, which no one knew so well 
as he, there was nothing by which he could express it, and he 
had to make a new word to express the new thing. 

With this thought, I greet you all as having the special combi- 
nation of graces that exist in our Alumni. 

From my childhood, watching Mt. Holyoke in spring time, 
as I could not go barefoot while any snow on it was visible; from 
the banks of Freshman river flowing through my father's farm; 
from my years in the old Academy in companionship with Ed. 
Hitchcock, John Washburn, Austin Dickinson and other boys of 
our equal age; from my years in the South Dormitory, excluded 
from the bad world without, under the importunate bell, under 
tutors and professors, rare scholars, opening and unfolding every 
bud of promise in the mind and heart, surrounded with Nature's 
beauties and glories, the sun rising over Pelhani hills and sinking 
toward the west "with flaming clouds attended," and where, as 
Genung has lately shown us in the Quarterly, an architect can 
hardly set a new college edifice without marring the near beauties 
of a landscape or obstructing "the light, pomp, glory and mag- 
nificence" of some distant view; from the Courts of our State, 
the Inferior, the Superior and the Supreme: from our common 
citizenship in the great State of Pennsylvania with ten million 
proud, prosperous and happy people; and from our law office at 
home, where the young alumnus and the old are continually 
associated and together; from all these I say (borrowing the 
words of Longfellow), Moriturus Saluto! About to die I bid you 
hail and farewell! 

The Amherst Dickinsons and the College 179 

Cl^e aml^crjst 3!llujstrtouj2( 



"Oh, Lord Jeffrey Amherst was the man that gave his name, 
To the college upon the hill;" 

SO RUNS the song, but these are words better sung than 
said, being deficient in historic authenticity. There is 
a certain Uteral truth about them, but as a matter of fact 
the College was not named for Lord Amherst, but for the town 
in which it was established, which was named for him. Most 
of the older colleges, Harvard, Yale, Bowdoin, Brown, Dartmouth, 
Williams, Tufts, Smith, Vassar, Cornell, — bear names suggestive 
of a founder, whose gift made the foundation possible. It is 
a distinction of Amherst College that it was established without 
a founder, by a remarkable spontaneous movement of the people 
of Amherst and the vicinity, so that it may be said to have been 
established not only in Amherst, but by Amherst, that is, by the 

These remarks seem a fitting prelude to some account of the 
services to the College of the members of one of Amherst's old- 
est and most honored families, the Dickinsons, four generations 
of whom, in direct descent from father to son, were officially 
connected with the College and did noteworthy work in her 
behalf for a nearly continuous period of over seventy years. 


One of the most influential of the founders of the College, was 
born in Amherst, October 9, 1775. His father, Nathan, a farmer 
in East Amherst, was descended in the fifth generation from 
Nathaniel Dickinson, one of the first settlers of Wethersfield, 
Conn., where he was Town Clerk in 1645, but removed to Hadley 
in 1659, becoming deacon in the church, and first Recorder of 
the town. 

180 Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 

Fitting for college with Judge Strong of Amherst, Samuel 
Fowler entered Dartmouth when sixteen years of age, and grad- 
uated in 1795, in his twentieth year. Returning to Judge Strong's 
office to study law, he was later admitted to the bar, and estab- 
lished himself in practice in Amherst. He was Town Clerk from 
1804 to 1818, in 1827 was in the Legislature, later serving a term 
in the State Senate. He held high rank in his profession, being 
called by some the best lawyer in Hampshire county. But his 
deepest interest was in public affairs and especially in educa- 
tion, more particularly in securing for the youth of his town and 
the region higher opportunities for study than those afforded 
by the meager public schools of the day. With a few others he 
established the Amherst Academy, his name heading the sub- 
scription started in 1812. The Academy was opened in 1814, 
and Mr. Dickinson was for many years a Trustee. He entered 
very heartily into the project for adding some college courses 
to the Academy, which soon became a movement for the estab- 
lishment of a separate institution, including for a time a plan 
for the removal of Williams College to Amherst. The abandon- 
ment of this latter idea, which at one time was favorably regarded 
by the Williams College authorities, made the task of starting 
the new college much more difficult, but Mr. Dickinson and 
his associates were indomitable and only renewed their efforts. 

Tyler's History of the College (edition of 1873, pp. 120-121) 
says of him: "The enlargement of the plan from a mere Pro- 
fessorship in Amherst Academy into a separate Collegiate Insti- 
tution was expressly owing to Mr. Dickinson's suggestion and in- 
fluence. Nor was the successful execution of the plan less de- 
pendent on his steadfastness and perseverance, on the self- 
sacrificing devotion of his time, property, and personal service. 
.... If Colonel Graves was the hand. Esquire Dickinson was 
the head in the founding and rearing of Amherst College. It is 
doubtful if the College would ever have been built without them 

"When it was decided to go forward and there were funds 
enough collected to begin the foundations of the first building, 
and the corner-stone was laid, the effect was only begun. As 
the work proceeded, and they had used up all their available 
means, then Mr. Dickinson would pledge his private property 


The Amherst Dickinsons and the College 181 

to the bank to obtain money that the work might go on. And 
when there was no money to pay for the teams to draw the brick 
or men to drive them, his own horses were sent for days and 
weeks till in one season two or three of them fell by the wayside. 
Sometimes his own laborers were sent to drive his horses, and in 
an emergency he went himself, rather than that the work should 
cease. At the same time he boarded more or less of the work- 
men, and sometimes paid their wages out of his own pocket, 
while his wife and daughter toiled to board them. With all the 
zeal and efforts of numerous friends and benefactors, the work 
would often have stopped had he not pledged his property till 
the money could be raised. His own means at last began to fail. 
His business, which was so large as to require all his time and 
care, suffered from his devotion to the public. He became em- 
barrassed and at last actually poor." 

Mr. Dickinson resigned as Trustee in 1824, and subsequently 
removed to Ohio, where he served as financial agent, first for 
some years of Lane Theological Seminary at Cincinnati, and then 
of Western Reserve College at Hudson, Ohio, where he died 
April 22, 1838. To quote Tyler's History again: "His body 
was removed by the filial piety of one of his sons and buried in 

the cemetery at Amherst, where he now lies within sight 

of the College which he so loved and cherished." 


Son of the foregoing, was Treasurer of the College from 1835 
to 1873, the year before his death. He was born in Amherst 
January 1, 1803, fitted for advanced standing in college at Amherst 
Academy, and on the opening of the College in 1821, entered the 
junior class. Having, however, the law in mind as a pursuit, 
he went for his senior year to Yale College, graduating there in 
1823 with high honor, studied law in his father's ofiice and in 
Northampton, and opened an oflSce in Amherst in 1826, soon 
taking high rank in the profession and holding it increasingly 
for nearly fifty years. He was frequently entrusted with pub- 
lic office, in which he won distinction. He was elected to the 
Massachusetts Legislature in 1839, in 1840, and in 1874; to the 
State Senate in 1842, and to the Governor's Council in 1845. 

182 Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 

He was a Member of Congress in 1845-46. Amherst College 
conferred on him, in 1863, the degree of Doctor of Laws. He 
was a leader in town affairs, influential in all public improve- 
ments, including the bringing into town of the two railroads. 
Tyler's History says of him: "No enemy, whether personal or 
political, has ever questioned the integrity of his character, the 
purity of his life, or the breadth, depth, and intensity of his pub- 
lic spirit." It further says of his service as Treasurer: "The 
best financier in the Corporation has publicly announced, as the 
result of careful examination for many successive years, that as 
Treasurer he has never lost a dollar." The notice closes by 
characterizing him as "One of the firmest pillars of society, edu- 
cation, order, morality, and every good cause in our community." 
Mr. Dickinson died Juue 16, 1874. He had resigned as Treas- 
urer in 1873, being immediately succeeded in that ofiice by his 


Born in Amherst, April 16, 1829, he fitted for college at Amherst 
Academy, Williston Seminary, and with H. L. Edv/ards of Am- 
herst. After graduating from Amherst College in 1850, he 
studied law with his father and at the Harvard Law School, 
where he received the degree of LL.B. in 1853, and was admitted 
to the bar in Boston in 1854. In 1855 he began the practice of 
law in Amherst in his father's office and was associated with 
his father until the death of the latter. He was Treasurer of 
the College from 1873 until his death, August 16, 1895, the joint 
term of office of father and son being sixty years. 

"Mr. Dickinson practiced but little before the courts, but 
as counsellor and adviser his services were in constant demand. 
.... His advice was frequently given without payment to 
those who came to him for consultation, and who were but little 

able to pay lawyer's fees Mr. Dickinson was closely and 

prominently identified with all the important interests of the 
town, and with every public enterprise. He was the moderator 
of every annual town meeting from 1881 until his death." The 
foregoing statement is cited from the Obituary Record of the 
College for 1895-96, which mentions the following organizations 
in which he held a prominent place: Village Improvement Asso- 

The Amherst Dickinsons and the College 183 

ciation, Amherst Savings Bank, First National Bank, Amherst 
Academy, Amherst Water Company, Amherst Gas Company, 
Wild wood Cemetery Association. The notice continues : "To the 
promotion of the best interests of these various corporations he 

devoted time and thought almost without limit Probably 

no man ever filled a larger place in this community than Mr. 
Dickinson; certainly none ever labored more faithfully, intelli- 
gently, and successfully for its welfare and development along 
the highest lines. Combined with the strength of his character 
was a refinement and good taste that made itself apparent in all 
his surroundings and associations. He was a lover of beauty in 
nature and in art, and anything that served to mar or detract 
from natural beauty was to him a discord. He looked upon 
the town of Amherst as one of the most beautiful places in the 
world, and was ever seeking to add to its natural beauty and alert 
to combat anything that might menace it. The village com- 
mon with its magnificent trees, the College campus, and the 
rustic loveliness of Wildwood Cemetery, owe to him more than 
to anyone else their charms." 

Mr. Dickinson's conduct of the financial affairs of the College 
was marked by prudence and sagacity. He was markedly suc- 
cessful in maintaining the needed rate of income, even in time 
of financial depression, and in keeping the credit of the College 
always good. More than this, he did not confine his efforts in 
her behalf to the care of the funds, but entered heartily into all 
that concerned the material interests of the College, the beauti- 
fying of its groimds, the improvement of its old buildings and 
the erection of new ones. He had charge of the complete remodel- 
ing of the Chapel in 1864 and of South and North Colleges in 1892 
and 1893. He had the supervision of the building of Walker 
Hall in 1868-70, and of its rebuilding after its destruction by fire 
in 1882, and was one of the building committee of Pratt Gym- 
nasium in 1884, and of the enlargement of the Library building 
in 1883. 

Mr. Dickinson's interest and activities in the First Church 
and parish were not less than in the College and community. He 
had the immediate supervision of the erection of the church 
edifice completed in 1867 and was for many years on the parish 

184 Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 

committee. After his death the parish adopted a minute, from 
which the following is an extract: — 

Fortunate indeed is the community which can number among 
its active members a strong and forceful personality whose aspira- 
tions and endeavors are always towards high ideals. Such a man 
was Mr. Dickinson. And while his associates need no reminder 
of his constant activities in the Parish, future parishioners need 
but to learn that the beauty and condition of the church property, 
its handsome building and exceptional grounds are evidence of 
his taste, skill and labor. His convictions were deep and unshaken 
and his courage strong enough to support them. 


Edward, the son of William Austin Dickinson, was born in 
Amherst, June 19, 1862. From childhood his health was uncer- 
tain, and he was unable to pursue any regular course of educa- 
tion. He entered Amherst College in 1880 as a member of the 
class of 1884, but took special courses and was not a candidate 
for a degree. He became an assistant in the Library in 1886, 
and his health soon showed such improvement under the influ- 
ence of regular and congenial occupation that he was able to 
accept the position of Assistant Librarian, the duties of which 
he performed with efficiency and credit until his death. May 3, 
1898. Being brought by his position into close relations with 
the members of the College in their visits to the Library, he ex- 
hibited such a helpful interest in their inquiries and such pains- 
taking devotion to their service as made all feel that he was a 
friend rather than a mere functionary. Added to this was a 
rare charm of manner that could but excite the admiration and 
emulation of the young men, and so was of real cultural value to 
them. He was a great reader of the best literature, and his 
advice and guidance in reading were constantly at the service 
of the students. 

In a notice of him published in the New York Tribune after 
his death, his friend William H. McElroy said of him: "His atti- 
tude toward his fellows was the outcome of devotion to the divine 
precept 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.' He was 
constantly giving in large measure love, sympathy, considera- 
tion, toleration, and a many-sided unstinted generosity." 

The Amherst DicKiisrso:::^s and the College 185 

To quote the closing paragraph of the present writer's tribute 
in the Amherst Literary Monthly: "Such was Edward Dickinson; 
heroically facing great odds in the battle of life, faithful almost 
to a fault in the performance of every duty, doing his work always 
in the spirit which as Herbert says, 'Makes .... th' action 
fine' and leaving a memory which will be fragrant in the hearts 
of all who knew him." 

The fine quality of this family stock is further revealed by 
the fact that Emily Dickinson, the poet, who has been called 
"next to Emerson the greatest American mystic" was the 
daughter of the first Edward, and that Martha Gilbert Dickinson 
Bianchi, the well-known writer of poetry and fiction is the 
daughter of William Austin. 


{In Memory of Emily Dickinson) 


THE robins still in Amherst 
Keep punctual to the dawn, 
And still officious bumble-bees 
Patrol the candid lawn. 

The butterflies bring letters 
Dropt in the shining grass, 

And still across the Pelham hills 
The purple shadows pass. 

From many an ivied casement 
Laughter's sword leaps out, 

And youth swings by securely 

To storm the entrenched redoubt. 

And still behind the Chapel 

Upon a starry night 
Men sit together on the bench 

And dream God's world aright. 


Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 

John Franklin Genuno, Editor Walter A. Dyer, Associate Editor 

Publication Committee 

Robert W. Maynard '02, Chairman Gilbert H. Grosvenor '97 

Clifford P. Warren '03 George F. Whicher '10 

Published in November, February, May, and August 

Address all communications to Box 607, Amherst, Mass. 

Subscription, $1.00 a year Single copies, 35 cents 

Advertising rates furnished on request 

Copyright, 1917, by the Aluvini Council of Amherst College 

Entered as second-class matter October 24th, 1914, at the post office at Amherst, Mass., 
under the Act of March 3, 1879. 


SECRETARY LANSING'S address at the Washington 
meeting of the Alumni Council is a singularly appropriate 
appeal to Amherst men at this time. He referred to the 
critical time for our country at which the gathering had come, 
"a time of anxiety for us all, a time of heavy responsibility for 
some of us" and then proceeded to his theme, "College Spirit." 
He spoke of how the Amherst spirit " finds its counterpart in other 
relations of life, particularly in the relation which each one of us, 
as a citizen of the United States, bears to his country." His 
speech was a plea that Amherst men not only in a time of crisis 
but in their daily lives should possess and give expression to 
sentiment — that sentiment which constantly puts the ideal above 
the material and seeks to destroy "the influence of utilitarianism 
which is a menace to national life, a corrupter of national aspira- 
tions in that it sets up a false standard of values." . . . 

He said further "to preserve in their high place in the life of 
the Republic those great impulses which have made us a virile 
and proud nation we must cultivate sentiment and emphasize the 
ideal more than we have done in recent j^ears. We must cease 
measuring accomplishment by dollars and cents. We must re- 
member that character is not built on accumulated riches but on 

Editorial Notes 187 

ideals. It is so in the individual. It is equally so in the nation. 

"We should never forget that the future of the United States 
is in the hands of those of its citizens who are loyal to its tradi- 
tions, who are devoted to its ideals and who love their country 
not because it is rich and powerful and offers opportunity, but 
because it stands for human liberty, for righteousness, and for 
eternal justice. Men who look beyond the material things are 
the ones who place the nation above all and who are the first to 
stand forth when the call comes for service 

"We owe a service, a continuing service, to our country which 
we will faithfully perform, or I am deceived in the power of the 
spirit of Amherst and in the type of men which Amherst has sent 
forth into the world. Let us prove by the part we play in our 
community, in our state and in the nation that 'Amherst man' 
is a synonym for 'American patriot' and that devotion to the 
Purple and White means, first, last and always, unwavering 
devotion to the Red, White and Blue." 

THE past term has been a period of considerable activity 
in x-Vmherst College among undergraduates and faculty in 
the way of preparing themselves to be of service to the 
country in case of need. 

A number of undergraduates and Faculty had already had 
some experience in military training at Plattsburg and this work 
was followed up in the winter term by a series of lectures by 
Captain H. W. Fleet, U. S. A., in preparation for the examina- 
tions for the Officers' Reserve Corps. A large number of other 
members of the undergraduate body and Faculty attended. 

Inquiries as to methods by which the College might be of serv- 
ice to the country brought the suggestion of establishing an 
Amherst Division of the Intercollegiate Intelligence Bureau, 
similar divisions of which have already been established at other 
colleges and universities. The following committee was ap- 
pointed by President Meiklejohn: Professor Clarence W. East- 
man, Chairman, Professor Howard W. Doughty, Professor 
Charles H. Toll, Frederic D. Bell, '17, Craig P. Cochrane, '17, 
Carroll B. Low, '17, and Frederick S. Allis, '93, Secretary of the 
Alumni Council, and Secretary of the Committee. The Com- 
mittee is at present engaged in securing and tabulating informa- 

188 Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 

tion as to the qualifications for service of the undergraduates 
and younger alumni. Registration cards similar to those used 
by the Massachusetts Committee on Public Safety have been 
sent to the undergraduates and the classes of 1907-1916 inclusive. 

At a recent mass meeting of the undergraduates formal resolu- 
tions were adopted pledging the undergraduate body to support 
the Government as circumstances may require. 

In response to a suggestion of the National Research Council, 
President Meiklejohn called a meeting of the instructors in sci- 
ence and mathematics, at which it was voted that the teachers 
in those branches offer their services and the equipment of their 
laboratories in cooperation with the National Research Council. 

With the increasing tension in national affairs and the calling 
out of the militia in Massachusetts and other states a desire on 
the part of the student body to offer their services became in- 
creasingly evident. The Instruction Committee of the Faculty 
considered the desirability of offering a course in military training 
and decided to ascertain what proportion of the student body 
might desire such an opportunity. At the last chapel before the 
spring recess those students who were willing to pledge them- 
selves to take such a course if offered were asked to register at 
the College office. This registration indicated that a large major- 
ity of the students would elect this course and at a meeting of 
the Faculty on March 29 it was voted to offer such a course and 
to give credit for it in substitution for regular College work. A 
committee, consisting of the President, the Dean, and Professors 
Eastman, Doughty, and Toll, was appointed to make the neces- 
sary arrangements. An application has been made by the Com- 
mittee to the War Department that an army officer be detailed 
to take charge of the work. 

THE article on Amherst's first baseball game in 1859, 
which appeared in the February number of the Quar- 
terly, has a somewhat singular history. Most of the 
material for that article was taken from an interview with the 
late Marshall B. Cushman, '61, which appeared in the Spring- 
field Republican for July 4, 1915. It now appears that credit is 
due elsewhere as well. 

The original article describing this historic game appeared in 

Editorial Notes 189 

the New York Sun for April 18, 1909. The material for it was 
collected chiefly by Dr. Paul C. Phillips, '88, and the article was 
written by Prof. Percy B. Carpenter, then in the Department of 
Physical Education at Amherst, and now head of that depart- 
ment at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute. 

Regarding the article in question, Professor Carpenter has 
written us as follows: "It may be of interest to you to know that 
this has been cropping up in some form or other ever since its 
first appearance. It was in the Springfield Republican nearly 
intact; in Outing in an article entitled 'The Beginnings of Sports,' 
without quotations; it was copied in one or two Western papers 
and was called to my attention at the time by some grads who 
saw it; last summer it came out in the Baseball Magazine, and 
I sent on a photo of the original balls." We might add that 
the sporting editor of the Boston Transcript recently asked per- 
mission to reprint part of the article, with the photograph used 
on the cover of the February Quarterly, That Amherst- 
Williams game, it would seem, is already historically famous. 

"At one Amherst-Williams game," continues Professor Car- 
penter, "I heard a Williams man behind me telling his lady-love 
about it, and he informed her that it was a fact that in this first 
game the Amherst team hired the town blacksmith to pitch!" 
Shades of Henry Hyde! If the Williams rooter had only added 
that the Amherst pitcher's name was Noah Webster, the irony 
of historic inaccuracy would be complete. 

THE Psi Upsilon Club of New York has founded two an- 
nual $50 gold prizes for the best 3,000 word essays on 
a subject "directly related to Fraternity life and spirit" 
and to the chapter "showing the best record in scholastic, finan- 
cial, and social activities, influence in the College community, 
and standards in selecting men." 

WE WERE speaking of the work of the Publicity Com- 
mittee of the Alumni Council, and a fellow-alumnus 
suggested that the time had come when Amherst needed 
modern advertising, and suggested the following as good copy for 
street-car cards, newspapers, bill-boards, and the under side of 
aeroplane wings. We pass it on without comment. 

190 Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 

Still Going Strong! 
Amherst College. 
Founded by Noah Webster and 
Endowed by its loving friends. 
Free sweaters to athletes. 
Wisdom while you wait. 
The Diploma Lasts! 

And while we are on the subject of the literature of modern 
advertising, here is a poem that has found its way to our sanctum : 

If Phoebe Snow 

Should wish to go 

From Holyoke to Buffalo 

It's safe to say she'd pay her way; 

Free rides don't go this age and day. 

So pay your mite, however slight. 

And prove yourself an Amherstite. 

Referring, doubtless, to the Alumni Fund. 

The Alumni Council 


€)flicial anD ptv^onal 


The most important event of the past 
three months in the work of the Alumni 
Council was the Washington meeting. 
It was a strikingly representative one. 
President Meiklejohn, Dean Olds, 
President Emeritus Harris, Professors 
Grosvenor, Genung, Tyler and Cowles; 
members of the class of '54, '60, '62, '65, 
'67, '68, '69, '71, and of every class from 
'71 to '15 were at the dinner and alumni 
from New York, Chicago, Boston, 
St. Louis, Minneapolis, Cleveland, 
Rochester, Providence, Baltimore, 
Hartford, Worcester and Amherst. 
The Washington alumni were present 
almost to a man. There was enthusi- 
asm and a fine spirit — a spirit affected 
naturally by the seriousness of the 
times. The meeting brought together 
by far the largest and most distin- 
guished gathering of Amherst men ever 
assembled in Washington and main- 
tained the Council's record of the past 
four years, for in Springfield, in New 
York, in Boston, and in Washington, 
the alumni gatherings at the time of the 
Council meeting have been the largest 
and most impressive ever held in these 
four cities. A detailed account of the 
meeting has been sent to every graduate 
and former student of the College. 

Since the annual meeting the Com- 
mittees on Commencement and Pub- 
licity have been actively at work and 
the Council has supported the College 
in its establishment of a course in Mil- 
itary Training. The Secretary of the 
Council is a member of the Committee 
in charge of the Amherst Division of the 
Inter-Collegiate Intelligence Bureau 
and a member of the Advisory Com- 
mittee appointed by President Meikle- 
john to confer with students leaving 
College to enter the government 

The Council is co-operating with the 
Junior Class in its plans for the enter- 
tainment of Subfreshmen on May 4 and 
5. The program includes the Sopho- 
more Smoker on May 4, a buffet lunch- 
eon on May 5 followed by addresses by 
President Meiklejohn and other mem- 
bers of the Faculty, with the Trinity- 
Anilierst baseball game in the afternoon 
and the joint Concert of the Amherst 
and Dartmouth Musical Clubs at 
Northampton in the evening. Last 
year about fifty subfreshmen visited 

Plans are already under way for the 
next Annual Meeting of the Council 
which will probably be in the West. 

192 Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 


Washington, D. C. — The annual 
dinner of the Washington Alumni 
Association was combined this year 
with the meeting and banquet of the 
Alumni Council, February 9 and 10, 
an account of which appears elsewhere 
in this issue of the Quarterly. 

Boston. — Five hundred Amherst 
men attended the 53d annual banquet 
of the Amherst College Alumni Associa- 
tion of Boston and Vicinity, at the 
Copley Plaza Hotel on February 5. The 
feature of the evening was the sending 
of a telegram to Secretary Lansing '86, 
asking him to assure President Wilson 
of their support. The telegram read as 
follows: "Please transmit to President 
Wilson the following resolutions unani- 
mously adopted by the Amherst College 
Alumni of Boston: 

"Above all parties, above all national- 
ities, above all creeds, stands the 
United States of America upholding 
humanity and its rights. The Amherst 
College Alumni of Boston are willing 
to work, and, if necessary, to fight for 
the ideals voiced by President Wilson." 

This telegram was dispatched im- 
mediately after the vote. 

William M. Prest '88 was the toast- 
master and the speakers included Pres- 
ident Meiklejohn, Hon. Henry P. Field 
'80, judge of probate court, Northamp- 
ton, and President Albert Parker Fitch 
of the Andover Theological Seminary, 
who will serve at Amherst next year as 
Professor of Biblical Literature. Others 
seated at the head table were Robert 
Woods '86, former president of the 
Association, Lieutenant Governor Cal- 
vin Coolidge '95, and Senator George 

B. Churchill '89. Rev. Jason N. 
Pierce '02 directed the singing, and a 
singing contest between '99, '06, and 
'14 was won by '14. Following the 
speaking, lantern slides of college scenes 
and personages were shown. 

The following officers were elected 
for the ensuing year: President W. G. 
Thayer '85, head master of St. Mark's 
School; secretary, H. B. Cranshaw '11; 
assistant secretary, A. H. Clarke '11; 
treasurer, J. B. Melcher '09; representa- 
tive to the Alumni Council, H. W. 
Giese '02; executive committee, L. E. 
Cadieux '03, chairman, T. B. Hitchcock 
'96, C. P. Warren '03, E. M. Delabarre 
'06, F. M. Butts '09, C. P. Slocum '07, 
R. D. Hunting '12, R. P. Young '14, 
and L. R. Smith '15. 

The Greater Boston Concert of the 
Amherst College Musical Clubs was 
held March 24th at the Hotel Somerset, 
with the co-operation of the executive 
committee of the Alumni Association. 
The concert was followed by dancing, 
and the proceeds were devoted to the 
Boston Freshman Scholarship Fund. 

The Association will, as usual, have a 
hand in the annual Pop Concert in 
Symphony Hall in May. 

Philadelphia. — The annual meet- 
ing and banquet of the Amherst Alumni 
Association of Philadelphia was held 
at the Hotel Adelphia on March 17th. 
Again, by a small margin, the record 
for attendance was broken. The tables 
were arranged in the form of a letter A, 
with the speakers at its apex. In the 
rear of the room, filling the entire wall 

The Associations 


hung a drop curtain which had been 
used in the presentation of some college 
scene at Keith's Theater in times gone 
by and which had been secured by Dr. 
Clinton A. Strong '98, representing a 
view of the buildings and campus of 
Amherst looking east from a point in 
front of the old Library, with the Pel- 
ham hills in the background. The 
inner edge of the tables was strewn 
with ferns and flowers softening the 
full glow of purple and white electric 
light bulbs beneath. 

Robert P. Esty '97, president of the 
Association, acted as toastmaster, and 
the speaking was most enthusiastically 
received. Dean Heman V. Ames '88, 
of the University of Pennsylvania, 
spoke of the recent meeting of the 
Alumni Council at Washington. Pro- 
fessor John F. Genung of Amherst 
brought reminiscences of the faculty. 
George B. Mallon '87, formerly city 
editor of the New York Sun, and now 
associated with the Butterick group of 
magazines, emitted a shower of sun- 
sparks, and his classmate, Barry 
Bulkley of Washington, kept his 
listeners in a roar of laughter with his 
anecdotes of the Amherst of his day, 
and with stories of his speaking tour 
with Governor Whitman '90. 

Music was rendered by a Glee Club 
quartet composed of Low and Craig 
'17, Ladd '18, and Mygatt '19. The 
occasion was utilized to give a few 
Philadelphia schoolboys a glimpse of 
the Amherst spirit and tradition. The 
Association voted to inaugiu-ate an 
annual tax of $5, to include the Gradu- 
ates' Quarterly and the annual din- 
ner. It is hoped that the small balance 
left may form the nucleus, enlarged by 
voluntary gifts in addition, of a fund to 
be used later as the basis of a scholar- 
ship or scholarships, to be known as the 
Philadelphia Alumni Association Fund, 

the scholarships to be awarded by 

Letters of greeting to the Association 
were read from Dr. Samuel W. Dana 
'47, Professor-Emeritus Elijah P. Harris 
'55, and Secretary Robert Lansing '86. 

The officers and Executive Com- 
mittee of the Association for the ensu- 
ing year were elected as follows: Presi- 
dent, Robert P. Esty Esq., '97; vice- 
president. Dr. Clinton A. Strong '89; 
secretary-treasurer, George W. Whitney 
'12; assistant secretary, Robert E. 
Hine '11; executive committee, the 
president, vice-president, secretary- 
treasurer. Rev. Charles E. Bronson 
'80, Edwin S. Parry '01, William B. 
Tracy '08, C. Clothier Jones '09, and 
Theodore W. Seckendorff '03; repre- 
sentative in the Alumni Council, 
Theodore W. Seckendorff. 

Connecticut Valley. — The 
Springfield Republican of March 17th 
devoted over a column, including a 
portrait of President Meiklejohn, to 
the twenty-ninth annual banquet of 
the Amherst Alumni Association of the 
Connecticut Valley, held on the 16th 
in the Hotel Worthy, Springfield, Mass. 
It was one of the most successful ban- 
quets in the history of the Association, 
ninety-eight being present, breaking 
the previous record of seventy-six 
established in 1903. 

Lieutenant Governor Calvin Coolidge 
'95 acted as toastmaster and Rev. 
Frank L. Briggs '02 asked the blessing. 
President Alexander Meiklejohn spoke 
on the duty of college men to their 
country, and of Amherst's material 
needs. The other speakers were Dr. 
Nehemiah Boynton '79 of Brooklyn, 
and Dr. Albert Parker Fitch of Andover 
Theological Seminary. 

Prof. John Corsa '99 conducted an 
Olio of Amherst scenes, with local hits 


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interspersed. Fred D. Bell '17 led the 
cheering and singing, with Walter B. 
Brown '20 at the piano. 

Officers of the Association for the en- 
suing year were elected as follows: 
President, Judge Henry P. Field '80, of 
Northampton; secretary-treasurer. Hunt 
Warren '13, of Northampton; executive 
committee, the officers. Prof. John Corsa 
'99 of Amherst, Rev. Edwin B. Robin- 
son '96, of Holyoke, and Kingman 
Brewster "06, of Springfield. Dr. 
Herbert Emerson '89, of Springfield, 
was elected to the Alumni Council for a 
term of three years. 

The committee in charge of the affair 
consisted of Edwin S. Gardner '98, 
Prof. Thomas C. Esty '93, Hunt Warner 
'13, and Harry B. Marsh '99. 

Connecticut. — The Connecticut 
Association of Amherst Alumni held 
their tenth annual banquet on March 
9th at the University Club of Hartford, 
Conn. About forty covers were laid. 
Samuel H. Williams '85, president of 
the Association, acted as toastmaster. 
The speakers included Dean George D. 
Olds of Amherst, Judge Edward L. 
Smith, ex-mayor of Hartford, a Yale 
graduate, and State Senator E. W. 
Broder '05. Several selections were 
rendered by a quartet from the college 
consisting of Greene '18, White, Hazel- 
dine, and Hooper 19. 

The officers of the Association elected 
for the ensuing year were as follows: 
President, Prof. F. M. Warren '80; 
secretary and treasurer, Raymond P. 
Wheeler '10; representative on the 
Alumni Council, C. S. Starkweather 
'86; executive committee, C. S. Thayer 
'86, chairman, D. L. Bartlett '04, and 
H. L. Smith '09. The committee in 
charge of the banquet consisted of E. 
W. Broder '05, chairman, F. R. Gilpat- 
rick "09. R. P. Wheeler '10, and T. W. 
Miller '14. 

Rhode Island. — At the annual 
meeting and banquet of the Amherst 
Alumni Association of Rhode Island the 
following officers were elected: Presi- 
dent E. B. Delabarre '86; vice-president 
John E. Marshall '08; secretary and 
treasurer, R. C. Chapin '09; representa- 
tive on the Alumni Council for three 
years, Frank E. Butler '84. President 
Faunce of Brown University and Profes- 
sor Young were guests of the Association 
at the banquet. 

New York. — On March 23d the 
executive committee of the Amherst 
Association of New York unanimously 
adopted a resolution approving the 
course taken by the President of the 
United States in severing diplomatic 
relations with Germany, and also pledg- 
ing the loyal support of the Association 
to President Wilson and the Congress 
in any action which they may deem 
necessary to take under the existing 
critical conditions. Copies of these 
resolutions were forwarded to President 
Meiklejohn and the Student Council at 
Amherst as well as to Washington. 

On March 3d a large number of 
Amherst alumni patronized the Inter- 
collegiate Glee Club Concert held in 
Carnegie Hall. James M. Breed '03 
was chairman of the Amherst com- 
mittee in charge. The concert was held 
under the auspices of the University 
Glee Club of New York, and seven col- 
lege glee clubs participated in a singing 
contest. Harvard won first prize and 
Princeton honorable mention. The 
Amherst club won as hearty applause 
as any. 

Brooklyn. — The Amherst Associa- 
tion of Brooklyn held a smoker at the 
Brooklyn University Club on February 
20th at which about seventy-five men 
were present. Prof. William Fairley 
'78 presided and the speakers were 

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President Meiklejohn, who spoke on 
the college; Rev. Nehemiah Boynton 
'79, who delivered one of his character- 
istic talks; Albert W. Atwood '03, 
financial expert, who took as his subject 
"Money Manias"; and F. A. Bailey 
'05, delegate to the Alumni Council 
meeting in Washington, who made his 
report to the Association. A. H. Hersh, 
J. W. Strahan and A. J. deCastro '14 
»nd R. E. deCastro ex-' 17 staged a 
▼audeville stunt in their usual style. 

Central New York. — The Am- 
herst Association of Central New York 
held a luncheon at the Hotel Onondaga, 
Syracuse, on March 28th. Prof. J. 
Edward Banta '80 acted as toastmaster 
and Prof. W. J. Newlin '99, F. B. Marks 
'17, and G. F. Card 'iO were among the 
•peakers. Thirty-five alumni and six 
undergraduates were present. "Pre- 
paredness and Amherst" was the gen- 
eral theme of the addresses given by 
Mayor Walter R. Stone '95, Edwin C. 
Witherby '96, the retiring president, 
«nd Giles Stilwell '81. 

Officers were elected for the ensuing 
year as follows: President, James G. 
Riggs '88 of Oswego; vice-president, 
Walter R. Stone '95 of Syracuse; 
secretary, Roy W. Bell '07 of Syracuse; 
treasurer, Frederick F. Moon '01 of 
Syracuse. The members of the execu- 
tive committee are Giles H. Stilwell '81, 
J. Edward Banta '80, Edwin C. Wither- 
by '96, Dewey H. Hard '00, Rev. T. 
Valentine Parker '00, James A. Connell 
'07, Lawrence W. Roberts '11, and 
Harold G. Storke '12. 

Western New York. — There 
appears to be some confusion in the use 
of the Western New York title, both 
the Buflalo and Rochester organiza- 
tions claiming it. The former associa- 
tion held its annual meeting and dinner 

at the University Club of Buffalo on 
April 3rd. The officers re-elected for 
the ensuing year were Rev. A. C. 
Lincoln, '02, president, and H. W. Cole 
'15, secretary and treasurer. It was 
voted to hold the annual Inter-High 
School Debate at the Lafayette High 
School on April 26th, and the president 
appointed a committee on arrange- 
ments and judges. It was also voted 
to raise a sum of money as a scholarship 
fund, from which loans may be made to 
men entering Amherst who are found 
to be in need of financial aid. It is 
planned in this way to assist at least one 
man each year in going to Amherst. 
There were several short speeches and 
a report on Amherst progress as in- 
dicated by reports received by the 
secretary from Mr. AUis. 

Rochester, N. Y. — An informal 
smoker and meeting of the Amherst 
Club of Rochester was held on January 
23rd at the University Club. About 
twenty men were present. Plans were 
discussed for the annual dinner and for 
a luncheon to be held at the University 
Club on February 24th in honor of the 
Amherst basketball team. Up to the 
time of going to press no report had 
been received of the annual meeting 
and banquet of the Amherst alumni of 
Rochester and vicinity. It had been 
announced, however, that the affair 
would be held at the Hotel Seneca on 
March 30th. Prof. William J. Newlin 
'99, of Amherst, was announced as the 
chief speaker of the evening, and the 
Amherst Musical Clubs were to be 
guests of the Association. 

Southwest. — Plans are under way 
for the annual dinner of the Amherst 
College Alumni Association of the 
Southwest, with headquarters in Kansas 
City, Mo. 


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On March 19th the Northeast and 
Central High Schools of Kansas City 
competed for the Amherst College 
Debating Trophy, the former winning. 

Nebraska. — A year ago the Lincoln 
High School won the third victory in a 

series of debates with Omaha High 
School, thus securing permanent pos- 
session of the cup donated by the 
Amherst Alumni of Nebraska. The 
Association put up a new cup this year, 
Omaha winning the first debate of the 
series on March 21st. 


(O. A. B., Amherst 1896) 


Well we remember the fine heart and brain 
That lit his eyes and winged his eager lips 
In those glad days when youth ran in our veins 
On college hills; well we remember too 
That nearer night when love and — may it be? — 
When fear — a dark, dark fear that would not down- 
Were iron to his will against his blood 
To bear him forth to one last radiant hour 
Of brotherhood.* And now he has slipped away 
Into the Dawn, and he has heard an old. 
Old hail, and touched many a hand of those 
Who once made laughter on the hills he knew, 
And there, with them, he still will follow light — 
As we, on earth — two Amhersts with one goal. 

The class supper of 1896 at its twentieth reunion. 

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From the only surviving member of 
the class of 1847, who this year has the 
seventieth anniversary of his graduation, 
we have on another page a letter which 
he sent to the Amherst Alumni of 
Philadelphia to be read at their banquet 
on March 17th. Our readers will be 
glad to see the portrait of the venerable 
man who has spent a whole lifetime's 
span as an active and loyal son of Alma 
Mater. A son of his, Richard F. Dana 
of '95, is his partner in the law office of 
Dana and Son, New Castle, Pa. 


Albert Matthews, Esq., of Montclair, 
N. J., died Dec. 21, 1916. He was born 
in Leverett, Mass., Nov. 12, 1828, and 
was fitted for college at Williston 
Seminary, Easthampton, Mass. After 
graduation he studied law. He prac- 
ticed law for a time in Denver, Col., and 
then engaged in the insurance and 
brokerage business in New York City. 
He was unmarried. 

Mrs. Laura Cornelia Crane, wife of 
Col. Alexander B. Crane, died on 
January 26th at her home in Scarsdale, 
N. Y., in her eighty-fourth year. 


William Franklin Wilder, a non- 
graduate member of '56, died of old age 
on January 27th, in W^ashington, D. C. 
Interment was in the Arlington National 
Cemetery. Mr. Wilder was born in 
Shelburne, Mass., on Aug. 19, 1831, and 
was prepared for college at the Shel- 

burne Falls Academy. He left college 
after his sophomore year and taught 
school at Cape May, N. J. On Dec. 1, 
1861, he inlisted in Company D, 46th 
Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry, 
and later was commissioned captain. 
He resigned Nov. 24, 1862. He then 
returned to Shelburne and engaged in 
farming from 1863 to 1866, serving as 
representative in the Massachusetts 
Legislature in 1865, and as senator in 
1866. He was a merchant in Austin, 
111., 1866-1868; agent for the Elgin 
Watch Company in Chicago 1868-1870; 
in New York City 1870-1875; and in 
London, England, 1875-1879. In 1880 
he went West to become owner of a 
sheep ranch and for some years was 
secretary and treasurer of the Culver 
Mining Company. Returning to New 
York, he engaged in a manufacturing 
business until 1895, when he retired on 
account of ill health, and soon after 
moved to Washington, D. C. Mr. 
Wilder was married Aug. 12, 1857, to 
Rebecca C. Hubbard of Meriden, Conn., 
who died July 4, 1874, and on July 18, 
1876, to Isabella J. Culver of Chicago, 
who survives him. He had four 


Rev. Samuel B. Sherrill, Secretary 
415 Humphrey St., New Haven, Conn. 
Among the active surviving members 
of '58, Rev. William L. Bray, formerly 
of Kenosha, Wis., is a man of unusual 
ability. Had he remained nearer 
Amherst, no doubt the college would 
have made him a Doctor of Divinity. 

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He has chosen to work in inconspicuous 
places, but always with conspicuous 
success. He is now living in Pasadena, 
Cal., at 844 Elizabeth St. He conducts 
a Bible class numbering eighteen^mem- 
bers, and occasionally preaches. 

Another constant and successful 
worker in the ministry is Rev.^vJolin 
Whitehill, who for many years has been 
at North Attleboro, Mass. 


Rev. Calvin Stebbins, Secretary 

Framingham Centre, Mass. 
Rev. Francis J. Fairbanks has re- 
signed from the pastorate of the Second 
Congregational Church of Royalston, 
Mass., after seven years of ^service there. 


Edward W. Chapin, Secretary 
181 Elm St., Holyoke, ;Mass. 

Rev. George F. Stanton died at his 
home, 26 Somerset St., Boston, on 
December 31, 1916. Mr. Stanton was 
born near Lowell, Mass., on Dec. 16, 
1835, and spent his early life in that 
city. He left Amherst during the Civil 
War and went south to assist the Chap- 
lain of the 30th Massachusetts regiment. 
Returning North, he graduated from 
Amherst, entered Bangor Seminary 
and was ordained as a Congregational 
minister in 1866. He held pastorates 
at Gardiner, South Weymouth, and 
Sharon.Mass., and, during the last part 
of his life, worked under the direction 
of the Home Missionary Society at 
Point Shirley, Winthrop. 

Mr. Stanton was a liberal-minded 
clergyman and was respected by his 
fellow ministers of all denominations. 
He was for many years a loyal member 
of the Park Street Church in Boston. 
His funeral took place from there on 
Jan. i. The interment was in Lowell. 


Rev. Henry M. Tenney, D. D., of 
Oberlin, Ohio, has been spending the 
winter with his family at Oklahoma 
City and elsewhere in the South, and 
expects soon to go for the summer to 
Point Chautauqua, N. Y. 


William A. Brown, Secretary 
17 State Street, New York City. 
The class officers of '68 recently sent 
out Circular No. 4, in reference to the 
forthcoming reunion at Amherst in 
1918. The Crosby house has been 
engaged as headquarters, and arrange- 
ments for the reunion are being made. 
The secretary reports good news from 
Bayley, French, Mather, Lancaster, 
Pope, Wycoff, Wheeler, Williams, Eaton, 
Yoe, and Miner. 


William R. Brown, Secretary 
18 East 41st Street, New York. 
Hon. Charles H. Allen, LL.D., one of 
the Board of Trustees, after two months 
spent in Washington, D. C, has re- 
turned to his home in Lowell, Mass. 

Mr. and Mrs. William Reynolds 
Brown recently returned from a five- 
months trip to Manila, China, Japan, 
Manchuria, and Corea. 

Rev. John Boyd Johnston died on 
Jan. 17th at Wheaton, 111. He was born 
in Hillsboro, Ohio, on April 4, 1848, and 
was prepared for college in the public 
schools of that place. After one year at 
Amherst he entered Miami University, 
Oxford, Ohio, graduating in 1868. He 
studied at the Lane Theological Semi- 
nary, Cincinnati, 1869-1870, and at 
Union Theological Seminary 1870-1871. 
He supplied the pulpit at the Congrega- 

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tional Church of Hillsboro, Ohio, 1872- 
1873; was pastor at Hampden and 
McArthur, Ohio, 1873-1 874, at Hills- 
boro 1875-1876; at Edgewood, 111., 
1876-1878; and at Hillsboro again from 
1878 until his retirement. Of late years 
his home has been at Rock Falls, 111. 
Mr. Johnston was married April 22, 
1872, to Nancy E. Wigal of Vandalia, 
111. There were three children. 


Prof. Herbert G. Lord. Secretary 
623 West 113th Street, New York City. 
What is known as The Sun Alumni 
Association gave a dinner on Feb. 28th 
in honor of "Boss Clarke," night city 
editor of The New York Sun from 1881 
to 1912. The honorable title of "Boss" 
was won by Clarke's extraordinary 
ability ^as master in English, and as the 
creator among his staff of reporters of 
that wonderful style in writing for 
which the Sun was long distinguished. 
Alas, the days that are no more! His 
fame in the New York newspaper 
world has been great for years, but even 
greater has been his shrinking from 
public regard. His college classmates 
have failed to lure him from his editorial 
den; the Sun Alumni Association has 
had no better luck. These enthusiastic 
admirers of his, co-workers in the old 
days, have never been able to get him 
to attend their annual dinners, and a 
dinner in his honor was one that he 
characteristically avoided. Never was 
there anyone quite like Selah Merrill 

A full account of the dinner appeared 
in the Sun of March 1st. There were 
seventy-five who attended the dinner in 
the Hotel Martinique, but Clarke re- 
mained at his home in Brooklyn. The 
play proceeded without Hamlet. Among 
the speakers were Dr. Talcott Williams, 

'73, and Collin Armstrong '77, both of 
whom worked with him for many years, 
and his brother. Prof. John M. Clarke 
'77. Appreciative letters were read 
from John W. Simpson '71, and William 
C. Brownell '71. 

It has been announced that the pri- 
vate library of the late Prof. Anson D. 
Morse is to be turned over to the college 
as a memorial to him. The collection 
contains several hundred volumes, 
mainly on historical subjects. 

William H. Moore of New York has 
been elected chairman of the Board of 
Directors of the National Biscuit Com- 


Prof. John M. Tyler, Secretary 
Amherst, Mass. 

On January 29th Prof. John M. 
Tyler of Amherst College addressed the 
Franklin County Ministers' Association 
at the Second Congregational Church, 
Greenfield, Mass., on "The Strategy 
of the_Church Militant. " On February 
14th-he_lectured at Williston Seminary, 
Easthampton, Mass. 


Elihu G. Loomis, Secretary 
15 State Street, Boston, Mass. 
President William F. Slocum of 
Colorado College and of the Rocky 
Mountain Alumni Association, during 
a winter trip in the East, spoke at the 
Smith College Vesper service on January 


William M. Ducker, Secretary 
277 Broadway, New York City. 
Charles Putnam Searle, a prominent 
Boston lawyer and senior member of 


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the law firm of Searle & Waterhouse, 
died on January 17th at his home, 280 
Commonwealth Avenue. He was sixty- 
two years old and had been in failing 
health for six months. Mr. Searle was 
born in New Marlboro, Mass., in 1854. 
He received his A. B. degree from Am- 
herst in 1876 and, after studying at the 
National Law School in Washington, 
was admitted to the bar in 1884. Being 
immediately successful in the legal 
profession, he was soon admitted to 
practice in the United States Supreme, 
Circuit, and District courts. His early 
practice was concerned with the revenue 
laws of the country, but his attention 
of late had been centered on com- 
mercial and corporation law. 

William H. Whiting, who has been 
engaged in public school teaching for 
over forty-six years, has resigned his 
position as vice-principal of the high 
school at Greenfield, Mass., and will 
make his home at Summit, N. J. 

Dr. George A. Plimpton has been 
elected third vice-president of the 
Central Mercantile Association of New 

John B. Stanchfield, Esq., acted as 
chairman of Mayor Mitchell's com- 
mittee of seventy-five appointed to 
welcome Ambassador James W. Gerard 
on his return to New York in March. 

Edward Baxter Marsh died at Melrose, 
Mass., April 3, in his sixty fourth year. 
From 1880 to 1895 he was Registrar of 
Amherst College. 


Rev. Alfred De W. Mason, Secretary 
103 Montague Street, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

It is expected that the library of the 
late Prof. Lucien I. Blake will be do- 
nated to the Amlierst College library. 

Professor Blake was Professor of Physi- 
cal and Electrical Engineering in Rose 
Polytechnic Institute at Terre Haute, 
Ind., and later at the University of 
Kansas. He was especially noted for 
his researches in the field of astronomy 
and for his inventions in submarine 
signalling, and his library was well 
equipped with works in these and 
kindred lines. 

The Class Reunion Committee — 
Tobey, Stockbridge, and Hingeley, our 
foremost philanthropist, jurist, and 
preacher — have already put their in- 
dividual and collective brains at work 
and produced the "first call" to our 
class reunion to be held June 16-20, 1917. 
This primary notification is certainly 
philanthropic, it is probably within the 
law, and it bears evidence of the 
ecclesiastic zeal of the man who is one 
of the greatest money getters of the M.E. 
Church; so it cannot fail to draw us all, 
as by an irresistable force, to the old 
college town in June. Let all who are 
bidden to the feast feel that life will not 
be worth living on those days except 
one is at Amherst and with '77. 

The death of Henry P. WTieeler, 
which occured on October 3, 1916, in 
his home at Los Angeles, Cal., was fol- 
lowed only twelve days later by that 
of his wife. Mrs. Wheeler was an almost 
helpless invalid for over six years, as the 
result of a street-car accident, and her 
husband's constant and loving devotion 
to her no doubt contributed much to the 
contraction of the illness which ter- 
minated his life. Surely, in their case 
the familiar text could be most aptly 
quoted — "Lovely and pleasant were 
they in their lives, and in their death 
they were not divided." 

Miss Aime T. Weeden, a sister of 
William O. Weeden, died at Providence, 

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R. I., on February 2d. She was the 
first graduate to receive a diploma from 
the Woman's College of Brown Uni- 
versity, and was an author and scholar 
of repute. 

"What Happens Inside of a Loco- 
motive Fire-Box" was the topic of a 
paper by J. T. Anthony which formed 
the subject of a discussion by George 
L. Fowler before the New York Rail- 
road Club. 

Dr. Joseph B. Hingeley, Secretary 
of the Board of Conference Claimants 
of the Methodist Episcopal Church, has 
received the payment of $300,000 from 
the estate of Mrs. D. Willis James, to 
complete her gift of $1,000,000 toward 
the pension fund of $10,000,000 which 
the M. E. Church is raising for the 
relief of its disabled ministers and their 

At the annual convention of the 
National Public School Superinten- 
dents' Association, held recently in 
Kansas City, the delegates from New 
Jersey gave a dinner in honor of Supt. 
Henry M. Maxson of Plainfield, N. J., 
who is now completing his twenty-fifth 
year there. Supt. Henry Snyder of 
Jersey City presided and there were 
present about a hundred men prominent 
in the educational affairs of New York, 
New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Dr. 
C. N. Kendall, Commissioner of Educa- 
tion of New Jersey, who was one of the 
speakers, spoke in high terms of Supt. 
Maxson's work, calling him the best 
known and best loved man among the 
state's educators. Dr. Maxson was 
formerly president of the New Jersey 
State Teachers' Association, and is 
now president of the School Masters' 
Club of New York. 

Collin Armstrong of Scarsdale, N. Y., 
has been elected president of the West- 

chester county chamber of commerce. 
Mr. Armstrong has also been recently 
elected to the presidency of the As- 
sociation of Justices of the Peace of 
Westchester County, the only organiza- 
tion of its kind in the country and of 
which Mr. Armstrong was one of the 
organizers. Its principal purpose is to 
standardize and expedite criminal pro- 
ceedings in the county in conjunction 
with the county judge and district 
attorney. He is also chairman of the 
Association of New York Advertising 
Agents, and has been appointed a 
member of the National Advertising 
Advisory Board that has been formed 
to advise the Federal Government 
regarding advertising in connection 
with the war. 


Prof. H. Norman Gardiner, Secretary 
187 Main Street, Northampton, Mass. 
As a mark of appreciation of his serv- 
ices during the past twenty years as 
superintendent of the Sunday-school 
of St. Paul's Church, Brooklyn, N. Y., 
the ofiicers of the church and Sunday- 
school recently presented ex-Senator 
Charles H. Fuller with a set of forty- 
nine books. Owing to a pressure of 
other affairs, Mr. Fuller has been 
obliged to curtail his church work. 
Aside from his law business, Mr. Fuller 
is active in civic affairs, and he is 
president of the Flatbush Taxpayers 


Prof. J. Franklin Jameson, Secretary 
Rev. Nehemiah Boynton, D.D., of 
Brooklyn, N. Y., has been appointed a 
member of the Committee of One 
Hundred for the defense of New York 
City. On March 19th he delivered an 


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address at a public meeting for men, 
under the auspices of the Young Men's 
Christian Association, held at the 
First Congregational Church of Spring- 
field, Mass. On February 20th. Dr. 
Boynton was re-elected president of the 
New York Federation of Churches. 

The following item, referring to Dr. 
Henry C. Folger '79, appeared in a 
recent issue of the New York Times. 

Shakespeare Garden in Central Park 
is to be saved to the New York tax- 
payer, for another year at least, owing 
to the generosity of H. C. Folger, Presi- 
dent of the Standard Oil Company of 
New York. Mr. Folger sent Park Com- 
missioner Cabot Ward yesterday a 
check for $1,500 with this letter: 

"Inclosed herewith you will find my 
check for $1,500, the same to be set up 
as a special trust account to be dis- 
tributed under the direction of the Com- 
missioner of Parks, Boroughs of Rich- 
mond and Manhattan, for the purpose 
of maintenance and operation of the 
park area known as Shakespeare Gar- 
den in Central Park." 

Mr. Folger is a collector of Shake- 
speareana, and was concerned over the 
prospective loss of the garden when it 
was announced that no provision had 
been made in the budget for maintaining 
the garden another year. The garden is 
on the hillside at the southwest end of 
the lower reservoir, near the old Bel- 
vedere. It has in it every plant men- 
tioned in the works of Shakespeare, 
more than 200 varieties. Even cabbages 
and potatoes are included. There is 
also a tomato plant, which is the Park 
Department's interpretation of the 
"Love Apple." 

The garden was originated about six 
years ago by Dr. E. B. Southwick, for- 
mer entomologist of the Park Depart- 
ment. Last summer there was much 
criticism of the city government when 
it became known that sufficient money 
had not been appropriated to con- 
tinue it. 

John P. Gushing, Secretary 
Whitneyville, Conn. 
Edward Franklin Gate, Esq., a non- 

graduate member of the class, died on 
March 5th at National City, GaL 
Interment was in Wolfeborough, N. H. 
Mr. Gate was born in Wolfeborough on 
December 23, 1853, and was fitted for 
college by a private tutor in New Haven, 
Conn. After one year at Amherst, 
1878-1879, he entered Dartmouth and 
was graduated with the Class of '82. 
After graduation he studied law with 
William C. Fox, Esq., of Wolfeborough, 
1882-1885, and was admitted to the bar 
in July, 1885. He practiced his pro- 
fession in Minneapolis, Minn., from 
1885 to 1888, and after that in Wolfe- 
borough and Alton, N. H. He served 
in the New Hampshire Legislature, 
was a member of the Wolfeborough 
School Board and Board of Selectmen, 
and a trustee of the Wolfeborough 

Principal Alfred G. Rolfe of the Hill 
School, Pottstown, Pa., spoke before 
the Amherst College Christian Associa- 
tion on January 21st on "Teaching as a 
Profession," which he characterized ai 
"the most responsible, the least ad- 
vertised, the worst paid, and the moat 
richly rewarded profession in the world." 


Dr. John B. W'alker, Secretary 
51 East 50th Street, New York City. 

Rev. Cornelius H. Patton, D. D., of 
Boston, secretary of the American 
Board of Foreign Missions, was one of 
the speakers at the Southern Con- 
gregational Congress held at Chat- 
tanooga, Tenn., from January 28th t« 
February 11th. 

Scribners Magazine for April con- 
tains an article by Alexander Dana 
Noyes on "The Financial Side of Pre- 
paredness. " 

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A daughter, Rosanne Gouverneur, 
was born on December 16, 1916, to 
Dr. John W. Walker and Mai E. 
(Hackstaff) Walker at 7 East 54th 
Street, New York City. Dr. Walker 
has recently moved his office from 50 
East 34th Street to 51 East 50th Street, 
New York. 


WiLLARD H. Wheeler, Secretary 
2 Maiden Lane, New York City. 
Arthur Vinal Lyon, M. D., died sud- 
denly at his home in Brockton, Mass., 
on February 21st. The funeral took 
place at Brockton on the 25th, and five 
of Dr. Lyon's classmates acted as 
bearers — A. E. Alvord, A. H. Dakin, 
E. M. Greene, J. A. Morse, and Prof. 
J. O. Thompson. Dr. Lyon was born 
in Braintree, Mass., on January 12, 
1863, and was prepared for college at 
the Weymouth, Mass., High School, 
and at Thayer Academy, South Brain- 
tree. After graduating from Amherst 
he studied medicine at Harvard 
Medical School, receiving the M. D. 
degree in 1887. He began practice at 
once in Brockton, where he remained 
the rest of his life. He was a prominent 
citizen of that place, being at one time 
a member of the Brockton School 
Board, visitingphysicianof the Brockton 
City Hospital, and attending physician 
of the Brockton Dispensary. He was 
the author of numerous articles in 
medical journals. Dr. Lyon was mar- 
ried on June 30, 1887, to Mary A. Bates 
of Weymouth, who survives him. He 
leaves also two sons, Arthur B. Lyon 
'12 and Harold A. Lyon '15. 

Frederick Atwell Wright, of Kensing- 
ton, Md., died of apoplexy on December 
23, 1916, in Washington, D. C. The 
interment was in Lowell, Mass. This 
makes three deaths in the Class of '84 

within six months, the death of Rev. 
George F. Prentiss having been recorded 
in the February Quarterly. Mr. 
Wright was born in Lowell on February 
22, 1862, and was fitted for college at 
the Lowell High School. After graduat- 
ing from Amherst he was a private 
tutor in Lowell for one year, and was 
assistant in the Lowell Public Library 
from 1885 to 1889. He attended the 
George Washington LIniversity Law 
School 1891-1894, receiving the LL.B. 
degree in 1893 and LL.M. in 1894. 
From 1892 until his death he was in the 
Linited States Government employ in 
Washington. Mr. Wright was married 
on November 2, 1891, to Florence M. 
Washburn of Lowell, who survives him. 
There were no children. 

Rev. Guy W. Wadsworth, of Los 
Angeles, Cal., has been touring the 
Eastern states, delivering lectures on 

Willard H. Wheeler has one of the 
best collections of old watches in the 
United States. It has been loaned to 
the Central Museum of the Brooklyn 
Institute of Arts and Sciences, and has 
recently been described at length in the 
Hartford Courant and in several New 
York and Brooklyn papers. 


Frank E. Whitman, Secretary 
411 West 114th Street, New York City. 
Rev. Frederick D. Greene of Upper 
Montclair, N. J., has been made General 
Secretary of the New York Hospital 
Work Association. He raises $200,000 
a year for the fund of the association. 
This money is distributed among forty- 
eight hospitals of New York City ac- 
cording to the free work done by each 
during the year. 


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Edward Simonds, Esq., of New York, 
a close friend and business associate of 
the late Clyde Fitch, '86, is taking an 
active advisory part in the production 
of Fitch's play, "The City," by the 
Amherst College dramatic association. 
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Sir Herbert B. Ames, M. P., of 
Montreal, Canada, spent several days 
in New York and Washington the last 
week in March as the special guest of 
the Navy League of the United States. 
The object of his visit was to give in- 
formation as to enlistment and recruit- 
ing methods. Sir Herbert, who is presi- 
dent of the Canadian Patriotic Society, 
spoke at several important dinners and 
luncheons. One of the New York papers 
dubbed him the Billy Sunday of patri- 
otism, and the New York Tribune for 
March 28th published his photograph 
and a full account of his activities. 


Asa G. Baker, Secretary 
6 Cornell Street, Springfield, Mass. 
Clarence S. Houghton, Esq., died of 
heart failure on February 18th at his 
home in Red Bank, N. J. He was born 
in Piermont, N. J., on April 28, 1864, 
and was prepared for college at the 
Ithaca, N. Y., High School and at 
Phillips Andover Academy. After 
graduating from Amherst he studied 
law at the Columbia University Law 
School, New York, 1888-1890, and was 
admitted to the New York bar in 1891. 
He practiced law in New York City 
from 1891 till 1898, the last five years 
of that period being in the law firm of 
Houghton & Houghton. In April, 1898, 
he was appointed Assistant United 
States District Attorney for the 
southern district of New York, con- 
tinuing in that position until March 1, 
1907. In 1904 he was made chief as- 

sistant of the Criminal Bureau. In 
1914 he was appointed United States 
Commissioner for the same district, a 
position which he held at the time of his 
death. His unusual ability as a prose- 
cutor attracted much attention during 
his career as Chief of the Criminal 
Bureau. He discharged his duties in an 
able and efficient manner and with a 
fidelity to the interests entrusted to 
him worthy of the highest praise. The 
year 1896 he spent in travel in Europe 
and in settling the estate of his father- 
in-law, who had large interests in South 
Africa. Mr. Houghton was married 
on December 19, 1895, to M. Suzanne 
Clark of St. Louis, Mo., who survives 
him. He leaves also two daughters, 
Evelyn C. and Edwina S. Houghton. 


Henby H. Bosworth, Secretary 
15 Elm Street, Springfield, Mass. 
Dr. Frank E. Spaulding of Minneap- 
olis, Minn., has accepted the position 
of Superintendent of Public Instruction 
in Cleveland, Ohio, where he will re- 
ceive a salary of $12,000, the largest in 
the country for this ofiice. 

Rev. William Horace Day, D. D., 
has been called from the First Congre- 
gational Church of Los Angeles, Cal., 
to the United Church of Bridgeport, 

Prof. George B. Churchill of Amherst, 
who is serving as state senator in 
Boston, has announced his candidacy 
as delegate from the Second or Spring- 
field District to the Constitutional 
Convention to be held next summer. On 
April 4th he presided at a town patriotic 
rally held in College Hall, Amherst. 

Prof. William P. Bigelow's reputation 
as a chorus and orchestral conductor, 

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based largely on his remarkable success 
with the Amherst oratorio, is becoming 
national. He conducted an inspiring 
rendition of Handel's "Messiah" in 
John M. Green Hall, Northampton, 
Mass., on January 26th, in the chorus 
of which a number of Amherst and 
Smith students and faculty took part. 

It was recently announced that 
Arthur Curtiss James had offered the 
sum of $100,000 toward the building of 
a $2,000,000 concert hall for the 
Philharmonic Society of New York. 
One million is provided for by the 
Pulitzer endowment. Mr. James' 
gift is the start of the second million, 
the offer being conditional on the raising 
of the full amount. Mr. James is having 
the crew of his yacht Alona strip her 
of all her equipment not required for 
war purposes, preparatory to turning 
the vessel over to the Navy Department 

The Rhode Island State Legislature 
has elected Hon. Charles F. Stearns to 
the Supreme Court of the State. 


George C. Coit, Secretary 
6 Beacon Street, Boston, Mass. 
Henry Z. Durand, Esq., a prominent 
Chicago lawyer, died on January 7th 
at his home, 127 North Dearborn 
Street. Mr. Durand received his A. B. 
degree from Amherst in 1890 and his 
M. A. degree in 1896. He was admitted 
to the bar of the Illinois Supreme court 
in 1893 and to the bar of the United 
States Supreme court in 1897. 

Trumbull White, formerly managing 
editor of Everybody's Magazine, and 
F. P. Stockbridge announce the estab- 
lishment of the Investors Public Service, 
Inc., with offices at 149 Broadway, 
New York City. Their object is to 

furnish business news for business 


Nathan P. Avery, Secretary 
362 Dwight Street, Holyoke, Mass. 
Rev. John Timothy Stone, D. D.. 
LL. D., pastor of the Fourth Pres- 
byterian Church of Chicago, 111., has 
been nominated for re-election as an 
Alumnus Trustee of Amherst College. 
Dr. Stone was class orator of '91 in 
college, and has been active in Chicago 
alumni circles. He was given the degree 
of D. D. by Amherst College in 1909 
and by the University of Maryland in 
the same year, and the degree of LL. D. 
by the Occidental College of California 
in 1913. He was elected a trustee of 
Amherst College in 1911 for a term of 
six years. In 1913 he was Moderator 
of the Presbyterian Church of the 
United States. He is a chaplain in the 
General Founders and Patriots Society 
of America and a former chaplain of 
the First Cavalry, Illinois National 
Guard. He has held pastorates in 
Utica, N. Y., Cortland, N. Y., Balti- 
more, Md., and Chicago, 111. 

At a meeting of the Franklin In- 
stitute held January 17th, Prof. Edwin 
Fitch Northrup, Ph.D., Research 
Physicist of Princeton University, was 
awarded the Elliott Cresson gold medal. 
This award, which is "for discovery or 
original research adding to the sum of 
human knowledge, irrespective of com- 
mercial value," was made after a careful 
investigation of Dr. Northrup's work 
by the Institute's committee on Science 
and the Arts. 


Frederick S. Allis, Secretary 
Amherst, Mass. 
Martin T. Baldin's excellent work as 
Special Attorney in the Deputy At- 


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torney General's office, Customs Divi- 
sion of the Department of Justice, has 
kept him there despite the many 
changes that have occured in the force. 
Excepting one Special Attorney who 
preceeded him by a few months he now 
has the record of being longer in the 
service than any other man. 

Herman Babson is Head of the 
Department of Modern Languages in 
Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana. 
He is in charge of about a thousand 
students and has a teaching staff of 
eleven. In addition to his teaching 
Babson, who was at Plattsburg last 
summer, has been lecturing recently 
on preparedness. He read a paper at 
the annual meeting of the Modern 
Language Teachers of the Middle West 
and South which was held in Indianap- 
olis, April 21st. 

At the seventh annual meeting of the 
National Council of the Boy Scouts of 
America, held in the Fifth Avenue 
Building, New York, on March 14th, 
George D. Pratt, State Conservation 
Commissioner of New York, was 
elected treasurer of the organization. 

Arthur V. Woodworth is pastor of the 
First Congregational Church of West 
Bratlleboro, Vermont. His daughter, 
Marjorie Ruth Woodworth, born 
August 25, 1915, has put in a claim for 
the Second Flight Cup. 

Lewis T. Reed celebrated in March 
the Tenth Anniversery of his pastorate 
in the Flatbush Congregational Church 
of Brooklyn, N. Y. His parishioners 
presented him and Mrs. Reed with a 
purse of one thousand dollars in honor 
of the event. During these ten years 
one of the finest churches in Brooklyn 
has been built, the original debt of the 
church has been practically paid and 
an endowment fund started. The 

membership of the church is growing 
rapidly, over one hundred new members 
having been received at the last Com- 
munion season. 

George L. Hamilton holds a Major's 
Commission in the Officers Reserve 

At a great meeting of the Members 
Council of the New York Merchants' 
Association held recently at the Hotel 
Astor to consider the subject of Univer- 
sal Military Training, William C. Breed 
presided and delivered the opening 
address. The New York Evening Sun, 
in referring to one of Breed's speeches, 
said that he enunciated "a creed of 
patriotism worthy to have rung through 
the halls of Congress in its greatest 
days or to have been uttered in the 
Council that formed the Government 
of the United States." 

Charles D. Norton and John L. 
Kemmerer have recently become in- 
terested in the development of im- 
portant West Virginia properties. They 
and their associates have purchased the 
extensive coal lands and railway prop- 
erties owned by the Senators Henry 
G. Davis, Stephen B. Elkins and 
Richard C. Kerens. The railroads 
have become the basis of one corpora- 
tion of which Norton is the President 
and the coal lands, coke ovens and 
collieries the basis of another corpora- 
tion of which Kemmerer is President. 
The product of the mines is especially 
suited to the export trade. Norton is 
Vice President of the First National 
Bank of New York City and Kemmerer 
is a member of the firm of Whitney 
Kemmerer, coal operators, and has 
long been familiar with Southern en- 

The Secretary recently received a. 
mighty interesting letter about R. K. 
Brown. It reads in part as follows: 

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"Knowing the dormant qualifications 
of Randall for efficient service, some of 
the prominent members of the Com- 
mercial Club of Omaha decided that 
it was time he went to work, and con- 
sequently elected him a member of the 
Executive Committee of that Club, 
which is the big boosting organization 
of Omaha, said Club having a member- 
ship of over two thousand men. It 
was but natural that inside of two years 
he was elected Chairman of the Board, 
which position is the real executive 
head of the organization. This Club 
has an almost international reputation 
for doing things, and under his guidance 
they did many things well worth while, 
so that it was a cinch that this year he 
should be honored with the Presidency 
of the Club. He has developed into a 
wonderful politician of the higher and 
modern order, getting many things done 
and done on the square which were very 
much needed in Omaha and throughout 
Nebraska. Today he stands as one of 
the prominent men of the city. Randall 
has made good in every line, his activi- 
ties being divided between the further- 
ing of his coal business, the guiding of 
several banks and the boosting of many 
parcels of Nebraska farms in which he 
is more or less interested." 


Henry E. Whitcomb, Secretary 
53 Main Street, Worcester, Mass. 
Walter G. Hall, of the Oklahoma Oil 
Company, Muskogee, Okla., is now 
living at 4 North Street, Medford Hill- 
side, Mass. 

Percival Schmuck, of Mt. Vernon, 
N. Y., is with the Gunn-Richardson 
Company, experts in industrial ac- 

The members of '94 who attended 
the New York dinner on January 29th 

were Doc Stone, Warren Brown, 
Schmuck, and Whitcomb. At the Bos- 
ton dinner on February 5th the class was 
represented by Howe, Howes, Hall, 
Fiske, Eldridge, Tyler, and Whitcomb. 
On February 9th Hon. Bertrand H. 
Snell entertained at the Army and Navy 
Club those members of '94 who attended 
the Washington affair. 

On December 18, 1916, Dr. Walter C. 
Howe resigned from the staff of the 
Boston City Hospital. He is one of the 
volunteer surgeons of the United 
States Reserve Hospital Corps. 

Rev. Edmund A. Burnhara, D.D., 
of Syracuse, N. Y., was elected Mod- 
erator of the New York Congregational 
Conference at the meeting held in 
Binghamton in 1916, and will preside 
over the meeting to be held at Pough- 
keepsie on May 16-17. Rev. Louis T. 
Reed '93, of Brooklyn, is President of 
the Conference. 

Prof. Eugene W. Lyman, D. D., of 
Oberlin Theological Seminary, Oberlin, 
Ohio, writes the secretary of his two 
children — Charles Eugene, born April 
23, 1915, and Laura Frances, born 
April 19, 1916. 

Principal Alfred E. Stearns of Phillips 
Andover Academy was the college 
preacher at Amherst on Alumni Sunday, 
February 25th. Other alumni speakers 
of the day were Prof. A. L. Gillett 
'80, Charles E. Kelsey '84, Prof. Charles 
W. Cobb '97, and Rev. Laurens H. 
Seelye '11. 

The secretary recently took a census 
of the class and has obtained many new 
addresses and other valuable infor- 
mation which he intends shortly to send 
out to the members of '94. 


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William S. Tyler, Secretary 
30 Church Street, New York City. 

Herbert L. Pratt, vice-president of 
the Standard Oil Company of New 
York, was recently elected a director 
in the Farmers' Loan & Trust Company, 
New York. 

The Secretary of War, Newton D. 
Baker as president of the Council of 
National Defence, recently requested 
the Chamber of Commerce of the 
United States to appoint local com- 
mittees, through affiliated commercial 
organizations throughout the country, 
to cooperate with the army district 
depot quartermasters in the purchasing 
of supplies now authorized by law. One 
of the members of the New York com- 
mittee, as announced on March 10th, 
is Lucius R. Eastman, Jr., of the Hills 
Brothers Company. Mr. Eastman has 
also been appointed chairman of the 
Foreign Trade Committee of the Mer- 
chants' Association of New York. 

Dr. Robert B. Osgood of Boston 
addressed the Amherst College Christ- 
ian Association on March 25th on 
"Medicine as a Profession." 

Lieut-Gov. Calvin Coolidge is one of 
the 100 prominent Massachusetts men 
appointed by Gov. McCall to act as a 
committee on national welfare in the 
present international crisis. He re- 
cently addressed a meeting of the Men's 
Club of the Monson, Mass., Congre- 
gational Church on the subject of the 
coming Constitutional Convention of 


Thomas B. Hitchcock, Secretary 
£00 Devonshire Street, Boston, Mass. 

Principal Oscar Albert Beverstock, 
of Orange, N. J., died on January 23rd 

in Keene, N. H. Interment was in 
Woodlawn Cemetery, Keene. Mr. 
Beverstock was born in Sullivan, N. H., 
on October 20, 1874, and was prepared 
for college at the Keene High School. 
After graduating from Amherst he 
taught in the Robbins School, Norfolk, 
Conn., 1896-1900; was acting principal 
there 1900-1902; taught in the Hotch- 
kiss School, Lakeville, Conn., 1902- 
1906; and was head master of Carteret 
Academy, Orange, N. J., 1906-1916. 
He was married on August 31, 1899, to 
Carrie L. Bufifum of Keene, N. H., who 
died December 1, 1901, and on July 11, 
1906, to Elizabeth Montgomery of 
Washington, Pa., who survives him. 
There were no children. 

Prof. Samuel P. Hayes of Mt. 
Holyoke College has been given leave 
of absence for the second semester and 
expects to spend the time in Philadel- 
phia, in connection with his work on 
psychology of the blind, at the Over- 
brook School for the Blind. 

The fifteenth anniversary of Rev. 
Edwin B. Robinson's pastorate at 
Grace Church, Holyoke, Mass., was 
celebrated on February 25th. Among 
the speakers were former Mayor Nathan 
P. Avery '91 and Dean George D. Olds. 

Rev. Herbert A. Jump, until recently 
of Redlands, Cal., has received a call to 
the pastorate of the First Congre- 
gational Church of Manchester, N. H. 
This is the largest church of the denomi- 
nation in New England north of Boston. 
Mr. Jump addressed the vesper service 
at Mt. Holyoke College on January 

At the seventh annual meeting of the 
National Council of the Boy Scouts of 
America, held in the Fifth Avenue 
Building, New York, on March 14th, 

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Mortimer L. Schiff of New York City 
was elected a vice-president of the 

Rev. G. Ernest Merriam of Brooklyn, 
N. Y., has been called to the pastorate 
of the Calvinistic Church of Fitchburg, 

Roberts Walker recently lectured at 
Princeton University on "The Modern 
Corporate Mortgage." 


Dr. B. Kendall Emerson, Secretary 

56 William Street, Worcester, Mass. 

Prof. Robert S. Fletcher of Amherst 

has been elected vice-president of the 

Western Massachusetts Library Club. 

Dr. Henry M. Moses is president of 
the Brooklyn Society of Internal 
Medicine. He published recently in 
the Medical Record an article entitled, 
"Observations on the Tests for Renal 
Functions in Nephritis." 

Following the recent death of his 
father, Karl V. S. Howland was made 
president of the Independent Corpora- 
tion, New York, publishers of the In- 
dependent and the Countryside. 

Prof. Percy Holmes Boynton, 
Associate Professor of English and Dean 
in the Junior Colleges at the University 
of Chicago, has been nominated as a 
candidate for alumnus trustee of Am- 
herst College. While in Amherst, 
Professor Boynton was chairman of the 
Literary Monthly board, a Bond speaker, 
and ivy poet. From 1912 to 1915 he 
served on the editorial board of the 
Amherst Graduates' Quarterly. He 
was a graduate student at Harvard 
1897-1898. He taught in Smith Acad- 
emy, St. Louis, Mo., 1898-1902, and at 
the University of Chicago since 1903. 
Since 1903 he has also been secretarv 

of instruction and principal of the sum- 
mer schools at Chautauqua. He is 
author of "London in English Litera- 
ture, " and " Principles of Composition," 
and editor of "A Book of American 
Verse." He has been a contributor to 
the Nation, the New Republic, the 
Amherst Graduates' Quarterly, and 
other periodicals. 

Rev. Loring B. Chase has received 
and accepted a call to East Providence, 
R. I. For several years he has held the 
pastorate of the First Congregational 
Church of Sunderland, Mass. 

In a recent number of the Columbia 
Law Review Mr. Edwin P. Grosvenor 
had an article on "The Rule of Reason 
as Applied by the United States Su- 
preme Court to Commerce in Patented 


Rev. Charles E. Merriam, Secretary 
201 College Avenue., N. E., Grand 
Rapids, Mich. 
Rev. John P. Garfield of Claremont, 
N. IL, has been called to the pastorate 
of the Congregational Church of 
Rochester, N. H. 

Rev. Edward H. Smith, who has 
been in missionary work in Foo Chow, 
China, for the last ten years, is now in 
this country, lecturing in behalf of 
foreign missions. 

Rev. John C. Whiting has been trans- 
ferred from New York and is now on the 
Social Service Staff in Chicago. 

Rev. Carl Stackman was recently 
installed as pastor of the First Church 
of Ottawa, Canada. Rev. William H. 
Day '89, now of Bridgeport, Conn., 
preached the installation sermon. 


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Harold J. Howland of the Independent 
spoke on January 23rd at Smith College 
on "The Stock Exchange. " 

Harold Walker of Mexico City at- 
tended the meetings of the Alumni 
Council in Washington in February. 
This was the first time he had been in 
the United States for several years. 

Charles Kingsley Arter, Esq., of 
Cleveland Heights, Ohio, has been 
nominated as a candidate for alumni 
trustee of Amherst College. While in 
college he played for three years on the 
varsity football team, acting as captain 
his senior year, and he won the first 
prize in the Hardy debate. He studied 
law at the Harvard Law School, and 
since 1901 has practiced law as a mem- 
ber of the firm of Smith, Taft, Arter & 
Smith. He is a trustee of Baldwin 
Wallace University, president of the 
Amherst Association of Northern Ohio, 
a representative at large on the Alumni 
Council and a member of the Council's 
executive committee. 


Edward W. Hitchcock, Secretary 

Woodbury Forest School, 

Woodbury, Va. 

A story entitled "Music, Heavenly 

Maid," by Emery Pottle, appeared in 

Collier's for February 24th. 

Prof. John Corsa of Amherst read 
Edward Peple's play, "The Prince 
Chap," before the November Club of 
Andover, Mass., on January 29th. The 
following evening he gave readings from 
Lady Augusta Gregory's "Coats," and 
de Mille's "Food" before the Pascom- 
muck Club of Easthampton, Mass. 

The Charles H. Hewitt & Sons com- 
pany of Des Moines, Iowa, of which 
Edwin D. Hewitt is secretary and 

general manager, have recently moved 
into their new nine story building 
located at 118-24 Fourth Street. 

Rev. R. W. Roundy has resigned his 
pastorate of the Court St. Congrega- 
tional Church, Keene, N. H. to become 
Secretary for educational and other 
coordinate work under the American 
Missionary Association. 


Arthur V. Ltall, Secretary 
225 West 57th Street, New York City. 
Thomas J. Hammond, Esq., of 
Northampton, Mass., Captain of Com- 
pany I, 2nd Regiment, Massachusetti 
Volunteer Militia, is serving with the 

Prof. Harold C. Goddard of Swarth- 
more. Pa., has purchased a farm in 
Cummington, Mass., where he will 
spend his summers with his family. 

Walter A. Dyer, after spending the 
winter in New York City, has returned 
to his home. Rock Walls Farm, Am- 
herst, Mass. Recently published 
stories by him include "The Mission of 
McGregor" in Collier's for February 
10th and "Pals of the Squad" in the 
Youth's Companion for February 15th. 

Lawrence F. Ladd, Mayor of 
Pleasantville, N. Y., and New York 
manager for the Graton & Knight Mfg. 
Co., leather belting manufacturers, has 
been made assistant general sales 
manager of the firm, and will shortly 
move to the main office in Worcester, 

Howard S. Kinney, Esq., has closed 
his law offices in Newark, N. J., and has 
moved to Philadelphia, where he will be 
associated with Rufus Waples & Co., 
bankers and investment brokers, at 
322 Chestnut St. 

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The members of the class who at- 
tended the New York dinner on January 
«9th were H. I. Pratt, C. Hubbard, 
Jansen, Sadler, Dyer, Ross, Grant, and 


Harry H. Clutia, Secretary 
100 William Street, New York City. 
The "Leak Number" of the class 
organ, The '01 Radiator, appeared in 
February and included the winning 
photographs in the '01 baby contest. 

Rev. Noble S. Elderkin has been 
called from the Plymouth Congrega- 
tional Church of Lawrence, Kansas, to 
the Second Congregational Church of 
Oak Park, 111. As an evidence of the 
esteem in which he was held in 
Lawrence, over one hundred students 
of the University of Kansas signed a 
petition of protest against his resig- 

The engagement has been announced 
of H. Keyes Eastman, of Brooklyn, 
N. Y., son of the late Rev. Lucius R. 
Eastman, D. D., '57, to Miss Myra P. 
Cheesman of New York City, daughter 
of Mrs. Georgiana P. Cheesman and 
the late Dr. Hobart Cheesman '71. 


Eldon B. Keith, Secretary 
36 South Street, Campello, Mass. 
Rev. Jason Noble Pierce of Boston 
was the college preacher at Amherst on 
January 21st. More than five hundred 
new members have been received into 
his church, the Second Church of Dor- 
chester, Codman Square, Boston, during 
the three years of his pastorate. 

Harry C. Barber of West Newton, 
Mass., teacher of mathematics in the 
English High School, Boston, is the 

father of a third daughter, Jane Eliza- 
beth, born November 29, 1916. 

Charles H. Dayton has recently been 
elected President of the Phoenix Coal 
Company of New Y'ork City and E. L. 
Keay Secretary and Treasurer. 

Eugene S. Wilson, Esquire, has been 
appointed General Counsel to the 
Chicago Telephone Company, the 
Wisconsin Telephone Company, The 
Cleveland Telephone Company and the 
Michigan State Telephone Company, 
with headquarters at Chicago. 


Clifford P. Warren, Secretary 
26 Park Street, West Roxbury, Mass. 

H. Norton Johnson, formerly engaged 
in mining engineering work in New 
Mexico, is now in Utah, with the United 
States Smelting Company. He is living 
in the Prescott Apartments, Salt Lake 
City. During the past year he has 
spent the greater part of his time in 
Eureka, Utah, conducting a geological 
examination of his company's properties 
there. He expects that his next work 
will be in Bingham, Utah, and Eureka, 

The Bobbs Merrill Company of 
Indianapolis, Ind., have recently pub- 
lished "How to Get Ahead; Saving 
Money and Making It Work," by 
Albert W. Atwood. The book will be 
reviewed in the next number of the 

A son and fourth child was born to 
Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Arnold Rhodes, 
March 20, 1917. He will bear his 
father's name. 

Before the last number of the 
QuARTi RLY announced the engagement 
of Stan. Tead, he had already been 
married, the event taking place January 


Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 

27, and the fortunate lady, as aforesaid, 
being Miss Eleanor Kerr of East Orange 

Foster W. Stearns has been appointed 
by Governor McCall librarian of the 
State Library of Massachusetts. This 
library is in the State House at Boston. 
It is the repository of the books, maps, 
documents and other publications be- 
longing to the Commonwealth, and is 
particularly well known for its complete 
collection of statutes and of foreign 
law. Although open to the public, it 
is most largely used by members of the 
legislature, state officials, and lawyers. 
The librarian holds office at the pleasure 
of the Governor. Mr. Stearns's prede- 
cessor resigned to become librarian of 
the Boston Public Library. 


Karl O. Thompson, Secretary 
11215 Itaska Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio. 

H. J. Conant was the author of an 
article in the January issue of The 
Vermonter, a magazine published in the 
interests of the state at White River 
Junction, on "The Lakes of Woodbury 
and Calais." Conant has a camp on 
one of these lakes, which are not far 
from North Montpelier, where he has a 
law office. There are two photographs, 
presumably taken by Conant, which 
support the interesting account he 
gives of the region. 

Dr. Isaac Hartshorne has had re- 
printed an article which was published 
in the New York Medical Journal for 
December, 1916. The article is en- 
titled "Eye Strain," and was originally 
read before the June meeting of the 
Medical Association of the Greater 
Cit> of New York. 

F. B. Dow and E. O. Merchant were 
among the alumni that attended the 

meeting of the Alumni Council in 
Washington in February. 

Ernest M. Whitcomb is a member of 
a committee, of which Prof. F. C. 
Sears of M. A. C. is chairman, which 
has been organized to raise funds for 
the Hoover Commission of Belgian 
Relief. The town of Amherst has voted 
to support the town of Velm in Belgium. 

Dr. Paul A. Turner, 1st. Lieutenant 
M. C, Washington National Guard, 
president of the Washington Alumni 
Association, is among those called to the 


John B. O'Brien, Secretary 
309 Washington Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Edward W. Broder was elected to the 
Connecticut Senate last November. 
Senator Broder was nominated on the 
Democratic ticket and elected in a 
district usually Republican by several 
hundred votes. He represents the 
First District of Connecticut, which in- 
cludes the city of Hartford. While in 
college Senator Broder was manager of 
the baseball team and afterwards a 
member of the old Athletic Council. 

Announcement was made in January 
of the engagement of Winfield A. Town- 
send to Miss Mary Goldsborough Ross 
of New York. Miss Ross is a Barnard 
graduate and a secretary of the Jacob 
Riis Settlement House on Henry Street. 
Townsend is a member of the editorial 
staff of the American Book Company, 
100 Washington Square, New York. 

A son, Gilbert Nilsson Woods, was 
born on March 8, 1917, to Mr. and Mrs. 
Josiah B. Woods, of Hartford, Conn. 


Robert C. Powell, Secretary 
311 West Monument St., Baltimore, Md. 
Kingman Brewster, Esq., of Spring- 
field, Mass., has been appointed 

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registrar and attorney of the Federal 
Farm Land Bank to be located in 
Springfield. He is interested in the 
Hampden County Improvement League 
and other agricultural organizations. 

The following item appeared in the 
New York Times of March 9th: 

George Harris, tenor, translator, and 
now composer, sang his own song of 
"The Soldier's Tent" midway in a 
varied program at Aeolian Hall last 
evening, the airs ranging from a start 
with Mozart in "Cosi Fan Tutte" and 
the still older Guedron's " Aux Plaisirs" 
to American pieces, the Kentucky 
"Lonesome Tunes," folksongs, Norman 
and Tuscan, and finally Russian art- 
songs by Gretchaninoff, Rachmaninoff, 
and Moussorgsky. A reminder of Paris 
training with De Reszke appeared in the 
taste and refinement shown in Faure's 
"Claire de Lune, " Paladilhe's rollicking 
"Rondalla, " and Debussy's delicate 
"Papillons, " which last a large audi- 
ence promptly encored. 


Charles P. Slocum, Secretary 
202 Lake Avenue, 
Newton Highlands, Mass. 
The class committee is planning for 
"a whale of a reunion," according to 
Charlie Slocum, and expects the 
Decennial to be larger than any previous 
commencement gathering. Arrange- 
ments will be made for the publication 
of a history of the class since graduation 
so many years ago. 

Since the ban of double class dues 
was proclaimed at the last reunion upon 
all bachelors, strenuous efforts have 
been made by those guilty not only to 
reduce the popularity of the single state 
of blessedness but also to increase the 
future enrollment of Amherst and Smith. 
The St. Louis crowd deserve first place 
in Mr. Roosevelt's hall of fame on this 
score. Walbridge has two husky boys 

of three and five years of age, Al. 
Wyman has a girl of three, and White- 
law a boy of almost two. Jewett Jones 
has done what a bachelor could towards 
equal service of his country by attending 
the training camp at Plattsburg last 

Boynton was installed as Rector of 
the Adams Square Church, Worcester, 
Mass., on October 12. His father. Dr. 
Nehemiah Boynton '79, preached the 
sermon, and President Fitch of Andover 
Theological Seminary offered the in- 
stallation prayer. 

Powell is still trying to pound the 
principles of correct English into the 
rising generation at Johns Hopkins, and 
expects to continue his efforts in the 
summer school and during next winter. 
His doctor's dissertation, entitled 
"English Domestic Relations, 1487- 
1653," is just off the press; but his 
own interest in domestic relations seems 
to be of an antiquarian nature only. 

Harold E. Whitney, Esq., of Brattle- 
boro, Vt., announces that he has formed 
a partnership with John N. Harvey 
under the name of Harvey & Whitney, 
and that they will continue the practice 
of the law in the offices formerly oc- 
cupied by the late Clarke C. Fitts and 
the late Hermon E. Eddy, with whom 
Whitney was associated. 

Rev. John D. Willard of Greenfield, 
Mass., has been appointed field secre- 
tary of the sub-committee of the new 
Massachusetts State Committee of 


Harrt W. Zinsmastek, Secretary 
Duluth, Minn. 

H. C. Keith and family have been 
spending a few weeks in Cuba, Florida, 
and Pinehurst. 


Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Wells are the 
proud parents of a daughter born last 
month in New York City. 

Frank B. Warner is now Supervisor 
of Schools at Fenchow, Shansi, China. 

The following men attended the 
Amherst Banquet at Boston — P. H. 
Burt, A. Burt, H. L. Goddard, R. L. 
Loomis, Guy Moulton and Phil Jamie- 

E. W. Connell is now agent for the 
Scripps-Booth automobile at Scranton, 

A. M. Gibson is located at 64 Wall 
Street with Herrington & Bingham, 

M. L. Hamlin is with the American 
Synthetic Dyes, Inc., Newark, N. J. 

Robert Kenney is now connected 
with the Tuxedo Hospital, Tuxedo 
Park, New York City. 

Eben Luther has moved from Phila- 
delphia to Boston and is with the Vim 
Motor Truck Company. 

J. E. Marshall is residing at Barring- 
ton, R. I., a suburb of Providence. He 
is acting as secretary of the Rhode 
Island branch of the National Security 

M. Shattuck is "somewhere in 
France," driving an ambulance. 

Henry Young, located at last, is with 
the Cook Linoleum Company, Drexel 
Building, Philadelphia, Pa. 

F. P. Smith has accepted a position 
as attorney for a corporation in Helena, 


Edward H. Sudbury, Secretary 
154 Prospect Street, Mt. Vernon, N. Y. 

A son, William Martin Fairbank, was 
born to Mr. and Mrs. Samuel B. Fair- 

bank in Minneapolis, Minn., on Febru- 
ary 24 th. 

A full page of W. E. Hill's sketches 
of New York life are published every 
Sunday in the New York Tribune. A 
biographical and critical article on his 
life and work appeared in the December 
number of Current Opinion, in which 
Hill was styled the "O. Henry of art." 

Richmond Mayo-Smith was married 
to Miss Elizabeth Farrington in 
Minneapolis, Minn., on January 24th. 

George Leary was married to Miss 
Catherine Keating in Pittsfield, Mass., 
on October 18th last. 

Robert Hamilton gave a song recital 
on the evening of February 4th in the 
Branhall Playhouse, New York City. 
It was most favorably commented on 
by many New York dailies. 

The secretary desires the address of 
George S. Emerson. Mail sent to 
Walton, N. Y., is returned undelivered. 

E. H. Sudbury returned in February 
on the S. S. Baltic from a business trip 
to England. 

A daughter, Margery Tylee, was born 
February 11th to Mr. and Mrs. Clinton 
W. Tylee of Worcester, Mass. 

E. L. Chapin has been appointed 
Second Lieutenant in the Signal Corps, 
U. S. Army Reserve. 

Other '09 soldiers who returned from 
the border during the late winter are 
Keith McVaugh, Squadron A, N. G. N. 
Y.; Donald J. Demarest, Troop L. 1st 
Cavalry, N. G. N. Y.; and Edward L. 
Dyer, Captain U. S. Army Coast 
Artillery Corps. A number of others 
are awaiting appointments as officers 
in the Army and Naval Reserves. 

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J. B. Jamieson, Jr., has recently 
accepted the position of superintendent 
and manager of one of the largest cotton 
mills in New Jersey. He is located in 

C. W. Guptil is local manager of the 
Standard Oil Company in San Domingo, 
West Indies. 


Gkorge B. Burnett, Jr., Secretary 

Amherst, Mass. 
Paul A. San Souci announces the 
birth of a daughter in February. 

Ralph H. Beaman was married 
October 14, 1916, to Miss Sarah Probert 
of Norwood, Mass. Al. Atwood acted 
as one of the ushers. 

"The Enjoyment of Architecture," 
Talbot Faulkner Hamlin's book, which 
was reviewed in the February Quarter- 
ly, has been receiving merited attention. 
Many good reviews of it have been 
published, including one in Arts and 
Decoration for March, which concluded 
as follows: "We do not hesitate to 
commend Mr. Hamlin's book, as a 
whole, as a studious work, whose 
scholarly text will merit a careful read- 

John P. Henry has bought the Am- 
herst Box Shop and is manufacturing 

A. M. Milloy was married to Miss 
Ruth S. Maclure, Oberlin '13, in Febru- 

Among the 173 new members of the 
Reserve Corps of the United States, 
two '10 men have received commissions. 
Horace S. Cragin of New York has been 
commissioned First Lieutenant in the 
Medical Corps in the Eastern Depart- 
ment, and Birdseye B. Lewis has been 

appointed First Lieutenant in the Sig- 
nal Corps of the Eastern Department. 

Ernest J. Lawton has moved to 21 
Beach Avenue, Shore Drive, Lynn, 

Clarence Birdseye and his wife have 
settled down as regular Eskimos at 
Cartwright, Labrador. 

Jos. D. Brownell, President of North- 
land College, is busy organizing a 
School of Music and a Department of 

W. Evans Clark is Instructor in 
Politics, Princeton University. 

Harris L. Corey is Advertising 
Manager of the Champion Spark Plug 
Company, Toledo, O. 

Edward Farrier is with J. Spencer 
Turner Company, 86 Worth Street, 
New York City. 

Scott Fink has formed a partnership 
with John R. Keister, (Harvard Law 
School '12) and is practicing law in 
Greensburg, Pa. 

Clarence Francis announces the ar- 
rival on January 28th, of Richard 
Howes Francis. 

Raymond F. Gardner is running a 
book and supply store at Madison, 


William O. Goddard is managing 
clerk for Foley & Martin, 64 Wall St., 
New York City. 

Corp. Weston W. Goodnow, Troop 
B, 1st New York Cavalry, spent the 
winter at Mc Allen, Texas. 

D. Cole McMartin is practicing law 
in Des Moines, Iowa. 


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Esther Catharine, daughter of 
Abraham Mitchell, Jr., died Tuesday, 
February 6th, of scarlet fever. 

Robert C. Murray is Instructor in 
History of the Riverdale Country 
School, Riverdale-on-Hudson, N. Y. 

Paul A. San Souci is the buyer of 
Men's Furnishings for J. O. San Souci 
Co., Providence, R. I. 

George B. Taylor is Instructor in 
French and Spanish, and base ball coach 
at the Tome School, Port Deposit, Md. 

Raymond P. Wheeler represented the 
class at the Alumni Council meeeting in 

Raymond H. Wiltsie is now a partner 
with his father in the Dry Goods busi- 
ness at Cortland, N. Y. 

Harold E. Woodward is doing re- 
search work under the chief of the 
Bureau of Chemistry, Washington, 
D. C. 

Courtney Campbell's next big job is 
the improvement by drainage of 4,200 
acres of land at Forreston, S. C. 

Robert A. Hardy is in charge of 
general sales promotion of Good House- 

Edward A. Robinson is President of 
the Worcester Felt Shoe Co. 

Raymond F. Smith has given up his 
active interest with Harry Zinsmaster 
to enter his father's business in Bay- 
onne, N. J. 

The marriage of E. B. U. Wortman to 
Doris Louise, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. 
C. A. Nash of Orange, N. J., took place 
Wednesday, Feb. 17. 


Dexter Wheelock, Secretary 
170 North Parkway, East Orange, N. J. 
Rev. Laurens H. Seelye of Chatham, 
N. J., was one of the speakers at Am- 
herst on Alumni Sunday, February 25th. 
On the following morning he addressed 
the college at chapel on "The Field of 
Religion as a Life Work." 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Nelson Fair- 
child of New York City have announced 
the engagement of Mrs. Fairchild's 
daughter. Miss Dorothy Bartlett Bar- 
rows, to Walter Winthrop Smith of 
Philadelphia, now a student at the 
Philadelphia Divinity School. 

Mr. and Mrs. Frank B. Folsom of 
Bridgeport, Conn., have announced the 
engagement of their daughter, Esther 
Cleveland, to Frank C. Hatch of New- 
ton Center, Mass. 

J. Hardison Stevens has been elected 
president of the Intercollegiate Club 
of Chicago of which A. Mitchell, '10, 
is one of the directors. 

C. B. Beckwith is engaged to be mar- 
ried in June to Miss Frances Cosic of 
Bristol, Conn. 

William J. Babcock is with the Elliot 
Advertising Service, Rochester, N. Y. 

Donald Parsons-Smith has just en- 
listed in the Naval Reserves and is now 
stationed at Key West. 

Robert H. George opened discussion 
on the subject of "The Field and 
Method of the Elementary Course in 
College History" at the annual meeting 
of the American Historical -Association 
held in Cincinnati, Ohio, in December. 

George L. Treadwell was married 
April 25 to Marion A,, daughter of Mr. 

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and Mrs. William H. Sybrandt of Troy, 
N. Y. The bride is a granddaughter of 
J. H. Leland, Amherst 1840, long resi- 
dent in Amherst. Mr. and Mrs. 
Treadwell will sail on May 9 for Shang- 
hai where he is to be assistant manager 
of the American Publishing Co. 

The engagement of Charles B. Rugg, 
of Worcester, Mass., to Miss Marjorie 
L. Boynton, Wellesley '14, of Brooklyn, 
N. Y., has been announced. Miss 
Boynton is the daughter of Rev. 
Nehemiah Boynton '79. 

On August 16, 1916, Mrs. Anna D. 
Chapin, wife of Chester F. Chapin, died 
at Greensboro, N. C, of infantile 
paralysis, after a brief illness. 

A son. Dexter Ayres, was born to Mr. 
and Mrs. Alfred H. Clarke of Boston 
on February 4th. 


Alfred B. Peacock, Secretary 
384 Madison Street, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

The engagement of Ray Steber and 
Miss Lalla R. Bell, Smith '15, of 
Williamsport, Pa., was announced in 

Ed Brown, our class treasurer, has 
received an appointment as instructor 
in American Government and Politics 
at the University of Missouri at 
Columbia, Mo. Ed wants every mem- 
ber of the class to get in touch with him. 
Confidential, of course. 

Keen's Chop House, New York, was 
the scene of an informal reunion of 1912 
on February 16. Those on hand were 
Barton, Carlin, Sibley, Simpson, MoUer, 
Orr, Miles, Vollmer, Beatty, and Pea- 
cock. Another dinner was planned for 
April 11th. 

Harry Vernon has been transferred to 
the southwest territory of the American 

Optical Company, traveling south as 
far as New Orleans and El Paso, west 
to Denver, and north to Winnipeg, 
Canada. His address is American 
Optical Co., 5 South Wabash Ave., 
Chicago, 111. 

De Parsons, Sergt. Major of the 1st 
N. Y. Regiment, Co. H, Headquarters 
Division, has been on duty patrolling 
the New York Aqueduct. 

Fred Millett is a Fellow in English 
at the University of Chicago, a recent 

Buck Sawyer has just removed to 
423 Seventy-fifth Street, Brooklyn, 
N. Y. 

Harold South is recovering from an 
attack of blood poisoning in the hand. 
He is now in the grocery business in 
East Braintree, Mass. 

Spencer Miller, Jr., spoke in chapel 
at Amherst on February 17th on prison 
reform. He has been closely associated 
with Thomas Mott Osborne in his work 
at Sing Sing and Auburn prisons during 
the past year. 

A son, Benjamin Rathbun, Jr., was 
born to Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Rath- 
bun on January 3d at Watkins, N. Y. 

Howard F. Burns and Miss Mary 
Leaycraft were married in Boston on 
December 9th. They will reside in 
Cleveland, Ohio. 

Dr. Philip L. Turner is now an intern 
at St. Luke's Hospital, New York City. 



D. Stilwell, Secretary 
Hanover, N. H. 
The engagement has been announced 
of Samuel H. Cobb, instructor in 


Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 

physical education at Amherst, to Misi 
Charlotte H. Caton, daughter of Mr. 
and Mrs. Charles A. Caton of Ottawa, 

Henry S. Loomis, while at McAllen, 
Texas with Troop L of the New York 
Cavalry, upheld Amherst's honor in the 
athletic contests organized among the 
troops. Loomis was swimming captain 
and a long distance runner during his 
senior year at Amherst. In a 3-mile 
cross-country race, held by the Y. M. 
C. A. on Christmas day, Loomis finished 
second in^a field of 22. In another race 
held on New Year's day, participated in 
by 75 runners picked from six regiments, 
Loomis finished first in his regiment and 
fourth in the race. 

Geoffrey Atkinson, instructor at 
Columbia University, recently returned 
from Paris. He was appointed by 
Governor Charles S. Whitman '90 to 
accompany Dr. Herman M. Briggs, 
New York State Commissioner of 
Health, who was sent by the Rockefeller 
Institute for Medical Research to in- 
vestigate the tuberculosis situation 
among the non-combatants in France. 
Atkinson acted as interpreter and 
secretary. He sailed for France on 
January 9th. 

Theodore A. Greene of Union Theo- 
logical Seminary spoke on the call to the 
Christian ministry at Amherst College 
Chapel on March 2d, and in the eve- 
ning before the Henry Ward Beecher 

Harold H. Plough, who is an as- 
sistant in the Zoological Laboratory of 
Columbia University, had an article in 
the January issue of the Biological 
Bulletin. It was entitled " Clyptoplas- 
mic Structures in the Male Germ Cells 
of Rhomalcum Micropterum Beauv." 


RoswELL P. Young, Secretary 
140 Tremont Street, Boston, Mass. 

The second issue of the 1914 class 
paper. The Bull, was published March 
1st. Among the features of this edition 
were "Some Potent Inducements for 
1914 to Return this June," by Kent 
Curtis, and a fine picture of the class 
boy, Mose Firman, Jr. 

We are pleased to announce the 
engagement of Pink Kimball to Miss 
Mabel Steele of Attleboro, Mass. 

At the annual dinner of the Boston 
Alumni Association in February an 
inter-class singing contest was held and 
was won by 1914. The prize awarded 
Choregus Young was a dozen mouth 

The New York 1914 Club assembled 
twenty-eight men at its meeting on 
March 23d, which is a record-breaking 
crowd. It was the sense of the meeting 
that no definite agreements or con- 
tracts should be assumed by the Reunion 
Committee until after Congress had 

About fifteen men of the class will 
be subject to service in some military 
organization at the outset, if the call 
comes. S. Miller, Clark, Brown, and 
Ritter have all seen service at the border. 

F. Everett Glass, of the Amherst 
College faculty, is making a reputation 
for himself as director of the college 
dramatic association. The Masquers, 
who produced three one-act plays on 
February 23rd. 

On January 18th Cregar Quaintance 
was married to Miss Lillian R. Anderson 
at Los Angeles, Cal. Mr. and Mrs. Q. 
are now at home in Denver, Col. 

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Pom Robinson is in submarine con- 
struction work in Groton, Conn. He 
married Miss Hazel Russell of Tennes- 
see in 1916. 

Impresario Rosenberg, formerly pro- 
prietor of Rosenberg's Auditorium, is 
President of the LaSalle Varnish Co. 
in Chicago. He was recently married 
and declares that he has every intention 
of revisiting Amherst next June. "I 
have waited seven years for this," 
says Rosie. 

Bill Crilly is with his father in the 
contracting and realty business in 
Chicago. Bill was married April 15, 

Kent Curtis is now teaching at the 
Wentworth Military Academy, at 
Lexington, Missouri. Among the mili- 
tary honors won by the Class, Kent 
mentions "High Private Gunswabber 
and Latrine Digger Ritter, Battery E, 
L N. G., late of the Border (Mexico), 
and Captain Curtis, W. M. A., Faculty 

Ralph Darrin, who was class treasurer 
back in 1910, is now roadmaster for the 
Berkshire Street R. R. Co. at Pittsfield- 
Mass. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph will be in 
Amherst in June. 

Spud Murphy is running a drug store 
in Nora Springs with the idea of being 
a doctor some day. — "Dr. Murphy of 
Nora Springs." 

Jack Outwater is in the foreign de- 
partment of the U. S. Steel Products 
Co. of New York. 

Tom Patterson is getting rich in a 
lawyer's office during the day and read- 
ing Blackstone at night. He expects 
soon to cross the Bar. 

Doc Pouch is in the dock and ware- 
house business in New York. He is 
married and has a baby — a little girl. 

Charlie Prout has finished his course 
in medicine and is now practicing in 
Asbury Park, N. J. 

Guy Gundaker is in the accounting 
business with the Ernest Rickett 
Company, Chicago. 

Maynard Hall is now with the 
Bayonne Nut and Bolt Company, 
Bayonne, N. J. 

Jakey Hough is the city salesman 
with the Goodyear Rubber Co., 
stationed at Jacksonville, Florida. 

Si Hubbard says that he is about to 
receive his diploma from the Northamp- 
ton Business College. 

A B. Hull is selling trucks for the 
Commercial Vehicle Co. in Minneapolis 
also trakker wagons, tractors and road 
machinery. A. B., Don Brown and 
Mallon form a live Minneapolis 1914 

Our old friend, Tubby Insley, a 
former disciple of Emmy, is now study- 
ing Geology at Johns Hopkins. 

Merve Bliss graduated from M. L T. 
in June, 1916, with a scientific degree 
and now is on the job in Long Island. 

Doc Brough is now a member of the 
Faculty at the Worcester Polytechnic 
Institute. He and Percy Carpenter 
are running the Physical Education 

Little Dick Kimball came out of 
retirement and announced his engage- 
ment to Miss Ethel Cooke of Orange 
on Christmas day. Dick is selling in- 

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Ralph Lawrence, our chapter of Phi 
Beta Kappa, was married in June, 1915, 
and is now called papa by an eight 
months' old girl. 

Geo. Washburn works for the Ver- 
mont Marble Co.. at Proctor, Vermont. 

Ralph Whipple is at Amherst as 
assistant in Geology helping Emmy to 
remember the necessity of going to class, 

Al Mallon is doing his bit to increase 
the H. C. of L. by working in the 
Eastern Sales Department of the Pills- 
bury Flour Company. 

Captain McGay is working for the 
Chicago and Northwestern R. R. and 
still votes in Oak Park, 111. 

Bill Wiltsie is manager and buyer for 
ladies ready to wear department in a 
retail dry goods store in Cortland, N. Y. 

Harold E. Shaw, with the Holliston 
Mills, Norwood, Mass., has been trans- 
ferred to the New York office for a few 
months to take charge of a sales pro- 
motion campaign. He is living with 
Mr. and Mrs. Harold P. Partenheimer 
'13, at 610 West 115th Street, New 
York City. 


Joseph L. Snider, Secretary 
1727 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, 
On March 9th, at the University 
Club in Boston, the most enthusiastic 
class supper of the year was held. 
Eighteen men were present. President 
Atwater furnished the sensation of the 
evening by announcing his engagement 
to Miss Marjorie Wilcox of Fall River, 

On March 26th Leslie O. Johnson and 
Miss Ethel Kerr Fowler were married 

in Maiden, Mass. Johnson is head of 
the science department in the high 
school of Brattleboro, Vt. 

A recent letter from Artie Elliot in 
Batavia, Java, where he is representing 
the Standard Oil Company, assures us 
that he is enjoying his work and that 
the prospects are good, but that he will 
not be able to return to the United 
States until 1919. 

Artie Washburn, one of our repre- 
sentatives in the Near East, is doing 
some fine relief work in cooperation 
with the United States Consulate at 
Constantinople. He has been made 
assistant professor of mathematics at 
Robert College, besides working as 
assistant to the dean. 

Mr. and Mrs. Millett of New Haven, 
Conn., have announced the engagement 
of their daughter Frances to Raymond 
B. Cooper. 

In the recent competition held among 
the students of the University of 
Pennsylvania School of Architecture, 
James K. Smith was given first award 
for his design of a monument for the 
Lincoln Memorial Highway. 


Douglas D. Milne, Secretary 
Drake Road, Scarsdale, N. Y. 
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer O. Ellsworth of 
Milwaukee, Wis., announce the mar- 
riage of their neice. Miss Marion G. 
Rawson, Smith '14, to Harold L. Gillies 
on April 14th. Several of the class- 
mates of the groom attended. 

E. D. Andrews is now reporting for 
the Springfield Republican. 

Malcolm Young has been taking a 
short course of practical training at the 

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Forbes Library of Northampton. He 
is registered at the Albany Library 

H. A. Bristol is now in the manu- 
facturing department of Henry Holt 
& Co., New York. 

The engagement has been announced 
of Miss Susan E. Chase, Smith '17, of 
Cambridge, to G. Homer Lane of Hart- 
ford, Conn. 

Charles B. Ames has returned to the 
United States after spending six months 
in the American Ambulance Field 
Service in France. He addressed the 
college at Chapel twice in April. He 
is to join the United States Aero Corps 
Training Squad on May 1st. 

William E. Lanyon, ex-'17, was mar- 
ried to Miss Louise E. Miller of St. 
Louis, Mo., on February 2d. 

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principal topic for discussion at a very 
enjoyable meeting of the class at the 
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April 16th. It was decided to adopt the 
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AUGUST, 1917 


A College of Liberal Arts and Sciences — Founded in 1821 

Alexander Meiklejohn, Ph.D., LL.D., President 


The College offers a four years' course leading to the degree 
of Bachelor of Arts; also a graduate course of one year leading 
to the degree of Master of Arts. 

Undergraduate courses may be so arranged that graduates 
can obtain degrees from technical schools by two years of addi- 
tional study. 


For admission without conditions fourteen points are required. 
Candidates who lack the full entrance requirement must present 
at least eleven and one-half points including not less than two in 
English, two in an ancient language, and one in mathematics. 
Those who are admitted with either two points or three points in 
Latin may remove their conditions in this subject by doing a 
corresponding amount of extra work in Greek in college. 

Entrance Examinations, June 18-23, are those of the College 
Entrance Examination Board, held at Amherst and elsewhere. 

Entrance Examinations, September 12-18, are held at Amherst. 

Graduates of certain preparatory schools are admitted on 
certificate, without examination. The certificates and pass cards 
of the New York State Board of Regents are accepted in place of 

The Porter Admission Prize of $50 is awarded annually for 
the best examinations on entrance subjects. 


The academic year includes thirty-six weeks of term time, the 
courses of study being arranged by semesters of eighteen weeks 
each. There is a Christmas vacation of two weeks, a Spring 
recess of eight days, and a Summer vacation of thirteen weeks. 
Commencement Day is the Wednesday before the last Wednes- 
day in June. 

The tuition fee is $140 per year. The privileges of Pratt Gym- 
nasium, Morgan Library, etc., are free to all students. 

The annual award of fellowships and prizes exceeds $3,000. 

The beneficiary funds of the College aggregate $350,000. 

The College Library contains 110,000 volumes. 

Pratt Field and Hitchcock Field afford ample facilities for 
athletic sports. 

Requests for catalogues and for information regarding entrance 
requirements, scholarships, etc., should be addressed to the 
Secretary of the Faculty, Amherst College, Amherst, Mass. 



Frontispiece: Amherst in 1834. From a Drawing. Facing 

The College Window ....... 

As Between Teacher and Taught 

Thy September. Poem. Stephen Marsh, '05 . 

Ave Atque Vale. Jay T. Stocking, '95 . 

Three Newly Made Emeriti. Picture. 

Amherst in '61. William A. Lawrence, '61 

Chapin, '63 ...... . 

The Little Town of Amherst. Poem. Willard Wattles 


. 231 

. 232 

Facing 233 

Edivard W. 

. 235 

, 239 

Review of the Year. F. S. Allis, '93, and others . . 240 

Amherst Men at Plattsburg. Picture . . Facing 246 

Our Exceptional Commencement Season .... 246 

A Commencement Pro Patria. Cornelius H. Patton, '83 . 250 

Vexillum Gloriosum John F. Genung .... 253 

Editorial Notes 254 


The Alumni Council 
The Associations .... 
The Reunions .... 

The Classes ..... 
Amherst Alumni in National Service 



Rev. Jay T. Stocking, '95, who contributes the kind appreciation of the retiring 
professors in "Ave atque Vale," is a clergyman of Upper Montclair, N. J., 
who on leave of absence from his church is at present engaged in Y. M. C. A. 
work with the soldiers in Fort Myer, Va. As to the persoricB whom he so 
generously praises, they feel that they will be rewarded if in the years to come 
alumni and students may say of them as Harvard men used to say of Charles 
Eliot Norton; — he was no longer their active teacher, but they "kind o' liked 
to see the old man around. " 

For the plate from which the picture of the three emeriti is printed we thank the 
editors of the Olio, who used it, with a dedication, as their frontispiece. 

To hear from two contemporaries of our Civil War, Mr. William A. Lawrence, '61, 
of Jamaica, N. Y., and Hon. Edward W. Chapin, '63, of Holyoke, Mass., 
brings our two wars in close parallel with each other, in their description of 
"Amherst in '61." 

Rev. Cornelius H. Patton, '83, whose article on "A Commencement Pro Patria" 
is copied from The Congregationalist, is a trustee of the College, and the secre- 
tary of the American Board. 





VOL. VI.— AUGUST, 1917.— NO. 24 


TEACHER and taught, — these are the essential elements. 
All the rest, whether the uniting medium is Mark Hopkins' 
pine log or Professor Emerson's wonderfully furnished 
lecture room, is incidental. The whole problem of education 
. „ consists in opening and maintaining a living 

_, 1 J and rewarding relation between these two. 

Teacher and t i • xi • li u x 

rp, , In solvmg this problem one has to en- 

counter all manner of currents and counter 

currents, purposes, cross purposes, and no purposes; and when 

finally the sum is made up neither teacher nor taught knows how 

much has been accomplished. Marks and honors are wholly futile 

to record its real inwardness. When the teacher shuts his book 

and dismisses his last class — as the present writer after thirty -five 

years has done — he cannot certainly point to anything that his 

individual endeavors have added to his students' vital equipment 

for the work of life. His graduate, so far as regards the substance 

of the teaching, is in like case. The sum-total of school or college 

product is not subject to weight and measure. 

I WAS talking the other day with one of our alumni, a clear- 
seeing man not devoid of humor, and in the course of our conver- 
sation mentioned to him two invariable verdicts pronounced on 
college courses and their results by alumni and undergraduates. 
One, which the teacher is sure to hear from the graduate when 
after some years of alumnihood the latter meets his old teacher 
at reunion, sounds almost as if nervously meant to ward off an 
immediate re-examination. Its stereotyped phrasing is, "I have 
forgotten what I learned in your course, but" — A not too reassur- 
ing implication. One must in fairness admit, however, that the 

224 Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 

"but "-clause which follows is apt to be more cheering, and in- 
deed to reveal cordial appreciation. At any rate the forgetful 
alumnus is disposed to take his share of the blame, if blame there 
is, and exonerate the teacher. Memory has been at work as well 
as forgettery; and perhaps he takes that furtive way of correcting 
the opinion that he cherished as an undergraduate. This leads 
to the second stock verdict, an assumption so current in college 
thought that it has usurped a place in the common vocabulary, 
A student who fails, it appears, never "flunks" the course; — the 
professor flunks him. I was once assured by a good student 
that this assumption is invariable. In other words, not the stu- 
dent but the teacher is to blame for a failure to pass. Whether 
also the teacher is entitled to credit if the student succeeds is not 
always so clear. 

Such, as I remarked to my alumnus friend, are the two rather 
constant allegations that the teacher has to encounter before and 
after the bachelor's degree has been awarded. "Yes," responded 
my friend with a twinkle in his eye, "and they are both absolutely 
true." I assented, of course. They are. And with equal correct- 
ness I might have retorted, "Both absolutely false." For you see, 
in this relation of teacher and taught things get wonderfully 
mixed, both for good and ill, both for credit and blame. The 
teacher has his part to play, which, if he is worthy of his calling, 
he must play fairly and fully, whatever his reward. So also has 
the student. And the relation that grows between them reflects 
the value or defect of the situation. 

If both these assertions are true, as they undeniably are, then 
it would seem the college, with all its organized educational gear, 
is in sorry case. Both the teacher — that is, the teacher whose 
standards run counter to the student's — and the taught — that is, 
the thing taught, which is what really counts — are called to be 
defendants in a rather grave indictment, — the essential indict- 
ment, in fact, which is very much alive to-day. Present-day 
liberal education, in other words, is a failure. No wonder Mr. 
Abraham Flexner and his one-sided ilk are moved to make what 
Professor Paul Shorey calls "the assault on humanism." They 
want a new deal of subjects and teachers — everything but disci- 
plined students, — so applied that memory will go along with 

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specific performance; a kind of cut-and-dried efficiency ready for 
finished service. If both verdicts are false, as they just as truly 
are, the case is still open, with something that will never be anti- 
quated to say for itself. For it has the growing and ripening 
human nature, something more than an animated working-tool, 
on its side. 

There is no occasion nor disposition here to enter this contro- 
versy; let us just look through the college window at one or two 
aspects of the matter. For college is preeminently the place, if any- 
where, to get the teacher and the taught — the flunker and the 
forgetter — in their proper and rewarding relation; and this, I think, 
is the key to the educational situation. 

Any one of us alumni, with his riper judgment, as he looks back 
to his early college days, will realize how false and shallow was 
his schoolboy assumption that not he had failed but the professor 
had arbitrarily flunked him. Put in this form it was a virtual 
challenge not to the professor's standard of work and scholarship 
but to some personal grudge or spite. Or perhaps, if he was dis- 
posed to make a little allowance for his own lack, it was due to 
his own inability, as a baseball man would say, "to get onto the 
professor's curves." It was in fact the disastrous result, on the 
part of the person taught, of his first set-to with the thing taught, 
and this he had misread as a personal matter which might so 
easily have turned out otherwise. It was his first encounter with 
personality as related to a common subject of study and achieve- 
ment, and he was too shortsighted to put the blame where it 
belonged. Still, I have no indictment against the student, bless 
his callow heart. Think what he was "up against." His entrance 
upon "that strange, bright, and dreadful thing" a college education 
with its alluring bachelor's degree was an introduction to a formida- 
ble institution, an abstraction, wherein no personal elements were 
in sight, — only books and tasks and marks and honors, or per- 
haps the rules and tricks of a game. Personal sympathies and 
understandings were remote and unreal; to reach out after them 
was "leg-pulling" and unfair dealing with classmates, and this 
would never do. It was only by a slow and almost reluctant ex- 
perience that he discovered — if he ever did — that his professor 
had a heart, a kindliness, a sympathy with the student's difficulties. 

226 Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 

an allowance for his slowness or density; and always the iron 
system of courses and records stood in the way. To infuse the 
human element into his tasks and studies, to transform his college 
career from a mechanical, conventional thing to a thing alive with 
the values of personality — which marks the ideal harmonies of 
teacher and taught — was the supreme evolution of those four years 
of college life; and can we wonder at the shortsightedness, the 
shallow judgments, the failures that the student must meet and 
weather on his way to a degree? The goal is high and it shines 
dim and afar; he has many baffling obstacles, both in himself 
and in his scholastic endeavors, to gauge and overcome. 

Nor is the hapless student always unjustified in assuming 
that the teacher is responsible, in some degree, for his failure. 
That too, though the relation may be well meant on the teacher's 
part, may be largely the result of the teacher's own shortcoming 
or handicap in making his personality available for the student's 
successful response. We must remember that by the austere 
requirements of the case the desired interplay of personality is 
confined to a very limited field. The teacher stands as representa- 
tive of a certain specific line of study or culture which may or may 
not be congenial to the student's cast of mind, and yet which con- 
ditions such personal intercourse as there is. It is at all events, 
to begin with, a terra incognita in which the teacher has all the 
advantage. The question is essentially one of fruitful coopera- 
tion, though it takes long for the student to realize this. The 
two are learning to see eye to eye, to have a unity of feeling and 
realization, not in an undifferentiated hail-fellow-well-met rela- 
tion, but in a certain intellectual enclosure. Meanwhile the 
teacher himself may have limitations or aberrations of personality, 
eccentricities or crabbednesses which rub the student the wrong 
way; or with all his wealth of learning he may be unable so to ex- 
press what he knows as to establish a common understanding with 
his class. Besides such native handicaps, think of the men 
who, of prodigious gifts and attainments in their line it may be, 
habitually work their subjects at stages so far along that their 
students cannot catch up with them or share their points of 
view. It is only the exceptional few of like-minded bent who can 
respond to the teacher's personal feeling or enthusiasm for his 

The College Window 227 

cultural field. The rest must sit in wonder or dismay, spectators 
rather than sharers, and too often candidates for failure. So to a 
great degree, after all, it may be the professor who flunks them. 

And yet, to a greater extent than they are aware, his personal 
qualifications do filter into their minds, and bear fruit in later 
days. His enthusiasm for his subject has a personal value. His 
thoroughness has a personal value. His stern insistence on accu- 
racy and rounded scholarship has untold personal value. Even 
the defects of his excellences, his failure to "hit it off" with them 
to their immediate advantage, may awaken in them a train of 
respect and allowance which will in riper times emerge to a real 
warmth of personal response to him and his subject. For in this 
interrelation of teacher and taught we must reckon not only with 
what the teacher knows but with what he is; they may never know 
what he knows, or begin to, yet in the deepest values of life he may 
always be their personal comrade and teacher. 

Further, and by no means at the mercy or caprice of the in- 
dividual teacher, there is the thing taught to be reckoned with, 
the thing that the liberal college exists for the student to take in 
and assimilate. The thing taught — the science, the philosophy, 
the literature, the laboratory drill — is, after all, the real teacher. 
It is not all in the personal instructor, though he gives it direction 
and impulse. It is in the books we study, the discussions and 
debates, the educational atmosphere created. Have you ever 
considered the influence of a good book with its preordained reader 
or student.'' — preordained, I say, because books, like talents, go 
by native affinities. The student has a mind for instruction of a 
certain kind, just as men have an ear for music. That explains 
why a student may fail and yet not fail. He may be ignominiously 
flunked out in one course and yet be a "shark" in another. The 
thing taught, embodied in the book or prescribed course, which 
at first seemed like a mechanical grinding tool, becomes alive, 
palpitating with interest and insight; it takes on, as it were, per- 
sonal qualities, and the student finds himself communing with a 
living author, sharing in the vitalizing ideas of his soul. Thus 
the student is moved to the outlook and inner surge of his best 
powers. He gets the direction that is congenial to him. He is no 
longer a mental mechanism, pushed by a task and an obligation; 

228 Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 

he is talking on equal terms with men who have put the wealth of 
the greatest human souls at his disposal. One wishes this truth 
were more laid to heart, that more students had the reflective 
habits of men to whom books have become companions. A year 
ago the question of inscriptions on the new library was raised, 
and among the inscriptions proposed was this: 

here speak not books but souls of men. 

The use of inscriptions was voted down, but the too little appre- 
ciated truth remains. The book that finds us is a personal force, 
its values proportioned to the size of the man who wrote it and 
to the size of the man who assimilates it. So it has its vital part 
in the interrelation of teacher and taught. 

I THINK that here is where the essence of culture comes in. We 
talk about culture and try in a vague extrinsic way to define it. 
The past three years have revealed to us that Kultur, a soulless 
materialized efficiency, is most emphatically the thing that real 
culture is not. The "assault on humanism" is in some ways 
headed toward the same revelation; it is too unmindful of the 
soul of things. Have we not crossed the frontier into the realm of 
culture when from a dull mechanical grind, or even a keen material 
adventure, the things we learn — from books, from the living 
teacher, from experiment and experience — have become luminous 
and throbbing with the nobler personal values of life, where our 
talk is not merely with logarithms and statistics, or abstractions 
of philosophy and economics and esthetics, but with the ideals 
that living hearts beat on to attain? Culture, as John Galsworthy 
maintained, "is not scientific learning, social method and iron 
discipline, nor the power of producing and appreciating works of 
art," but that "natural gentility" which even in humble and 
unlettered men of diverse races and nationalities appears as "a 
live humanity, a deep kindliness, proof against the ranker in- 
stincts." In a word, it is a spirit, not a pedantry. And when 
from mute subjection to a pedagogue the student has risen to 
congenial commerce with the men and books of such type he is 
taught indeed, he is at home with real culture. 

It would open too extensive a chapter here to enter upon the 

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intimacy of relation that may exist between teacher and taught, 
it depends so on affinity and circumstance. At its truest it is an 
inner intimacy, not overt in college association, and not realized 
until long after personal contact is over. Tennyson expresses it 
in poetic terms. His teacher, you know, was a college mate younger 
than he, who was taken from his companionship prematurely, but 
never ceased to be a personal influence, which the poet thus 
describes : 

" Whatever way my days decline, 
I felt and feel, tho' left alone, 
His being working in mine own. 
The footsteps of his life in mine; 

"A life that all the Muses deck'd 

With gifts of grace, that might express 
All-comprehensive tenderness, 
All-subtilising intellect." 

It was a measureless intimacy, carried on through memory and 
personal affinity; and we know that such intimacy may exist, 
as truly when its medium is a book as when it is a man; for the 
world is full of teachers if we will take the pains to find them; we 
need not be lonesome. Without boasting I can say I have had 
such intercourse with men who lived hundreds and thousands of 
years ago, sharing with those whom I have personally known. 

A FAR CRY, it would secui, from this ethereal region of intimacy 
and influence to the place where the returning graduate, meeting 
his old teacher, remarks deprecatingly, "I have forgotten what 
I learned in your course, but — ". Let us not, however, under- 
estimate such seemingly equivocal tribute. The forgetting is in 
the natural order of things. Before one can be a scholar one has 
to forget the primal rudiments of his instruction, just as the opulent 
harvest forgets the dull rotting seed from which it sprang. But 
his subsequent meeting with his old-time teacher, when his memory 
of specific facts and views has deserted him, sets him back into 
the old conversance and atmosphere, now minus the dread of 
examinations and marks, and he finds that after all something very 

230 Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 

valuable and permanent is left, something that his own subsequent 
career in life has added to memory. For what the teacher had 
imparted to him was not material for memory to draw upon, like 
a reservoir on tap, but an impulsion, a personal and spiritual 
interest, to continue luminous and vital in his own life of culture 
and intellectual achievement. What this specifically is depends 
on the graduate's bent and calling, the cultural region in which he 
has felt especially at home with his teacher, and which he has gone 
oh to work for himself. Other courses may have melted back 
into oblivion, other personalities lost their hold; this remains bright 
and cogent, and with it some authentic pulse of the teacher's being 
working in his own. So Snell and Esty and Seelye and Garman 
and Tyler and Hitchcock live again, in influences deeper than 
memory. We of the later time turn warm hearts to them, each 
according to his native response, or to some teacher named in 
silence and inner veneration, of whom our reverent feeling is, 

"Here was a type of the true elder race, 
And one of Plutarch's men talked with us face to face." 

Three teachers of mine (pardon the personal reference) repre- 
sentatives of three different institutions, one an old-time graduate 
of Amherst, all eminent in the one line of literary interpretation 
which has especially appealed to such aptitude and talent as I 
have, are to me the undying personal embodiments of the sacred 
relation of teacher and taught. Other teachers' touch has been 
more remote, their fields of instruction, though equally noble, 
belonging more congenially to other minds, but they too have their 
place. I have forgotten what I learned of these three. It was 
not so much of them as of what their personal force and method 
influenced me to that I learned. I can still see that old-time 
Amherst graduate at his study-desk, the veins of his forehead 
standing out with the intensity of his meditation; I can still see 
the others deep in their scholarly enthusiasms; and the sight 
inspires me. I should probably not agree in views with any of 
them if I should meet them now. But their lives are stiU a power 
and a sweetness and an encouragement with me after these many 
years, and so they will always be. I imagine I am not speaking for 
myself alone; many of us have had teachers of whom they could 

Thy September 231 

say the like. Teacher and taught, answering in congenial fellow- 
ship to each other, — these, after all, are the essential elements 
of a liberal education and culture; the rest is incidental. 


To J. F. G. 


A T morn the slow Day tarries in the frosty hills. 
-^^^ His rays slant through the noon and beautify 
The air; the gathering of fruits and grains fulfills 
The year, and fulgent fields reflect the sky. 

A thousand blackbirds speck the horizontal sun — 
This only sound of twilight whirs afar; 

A feeble chill follows the trail of days that run; 
Lo! at the zenith sits the autumnal star. 

O thou that rid'st this flood of big maturity. 
Such gold as ripens in the corn shines through 

Thy days and work; in high September lights I see 
Thy ship of harvest deeply trimmed and true. 

And though September twilights swiftly lose their bloom 
From red to purple, thence to deeps of night. 

Yet when I scan the sea and quake before that gloom, 
Behold, thy course a path of molten light! 

232 Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 



[For obvious reasons, this letter, which expresses the sentiment of hundreds 
of Amherst men, was addressed to the Associate Editor,] 

DEAR MR. EDITOR: Can I write "a short article" about 
Professors Emerson, Tyler and Geniing for the Quarter- 
ly? No, I cannot, but I wish with all ray heart that I 
could. To try to say what might be said, ought to be said, of 
any one of these men at this time would make rae hesitate, even 
if I had leisure and atmosphere for reflection and careful writ- 
ing. But to write of the three of them amid the bustle and 
distractions of army camp life, I throw up my hands! 

Yet I cannot let go the chance to record, if I cannot adequately 
voice, the affection of the Alumni for these three great men of 
Amherst. Amherst College is a spirit. No man hath seen her 
at any time; they who are begotten of her spirit have revealed 
her. These men and raen like them are Amherst College. They 
incorporate her noblest traditions. They embody the trinity of 
which Araherst has justly boasted in her faculty — distinguished 
scholarship, ability to teach, and quickening and inspiring per- 
sonalities. They have made geologists, biologists, and men of 
letters. But, beyond that, they have made men and, what is 
more, have made these men love them. Their classrooms, their 
homes, their comradeship have been schools of life and light and 
truth. They have illumined the earth. 

Every Amherst man, whether he was in their classroom or not, 
honors and reveres them. Here is one of the advantages of a 
small college, that a man of marked personality makes his influence 
felt far beyond the bounds of his classroom. One did not need to 
dissect the worm or the frog with "Tip," in order to feel that he 
looked into life keenly, brooded reverently over its mysterious 
depths, asked its whence and whither, loved man and feared God. 
One did not need to walk the fields and climb the rocks with 
"Emmie" to be aware that here was one who walked the fields 

Ave Atque Vale 233 

v/ith bowed head and who read in the rocks the frozen story of 
God's ancient ways, whose own hfe, indeed, was as rugged as the 
crags he scaled. One did not need to take rhetoric with "Nungie" 
to know that here was a gracious, affectionate, and mellow man, 
whose soul bent lovingly over lofty themes and who knew the 
epics of the "inner life" as well as the lyrics of a joyful heart. It 
was good to dissect the worm with "Tip" — I did not do it and 
have regretted it ever since. It was good to study the earth with 
"Emmie" — I did not do it and have been sorry for it. But I did 
"take" rhetoric with "Nungie." I have fallen so far short of his 
instruction that I write these words with self -consciousness, but 
without his instruction I should not have known how great a 
sinner I am. And many things we learned from him that were not 
in the curriculum, not least that good criticism must be helpful, 
constructive criticism. I remember well a day when his kind and 
appreciative comment on a fellow's work rebuked my savageness 
and made me think. 

One of the things that has struck me each time I have met 
these men since college days has been that they seemed always 
bigger and more vital even than when last I met them. And this 
is significant. They have been bigger than their subjects. They 
have not lost themselves in the specialist. They have been 
men first, then professors. That has been the secret of their 

"Has been," shall I say? No, is. For their power remains. We 
are still their inevitable pupils. They are still our instructors. 
They may no longer conduct classes, but they are there at Amherst. 
So long as the college remains what they have helped to make it, 
so long as we have memory and a soul, they are there. Their 
place is secure. Others may be in the chairs which they have 
occupied. But these men are not displaced. For all who knew 
them, "Tip" will always be at the "Lab."; "Nungie" will always 
be at Walker Hall (or has his room been changed since my day.'') ; 
"Emmie" will always be in his old place — for men of our day that 
was the old "Octagon." As long as we have years we shall walk 
about these haunted places and meet them there. And not only 
there shall we find them. For they shall abide where we are. I 
thank you, Mr. Editor, for your letter, if for no other reason than 
that their names, which your letter contained, have brought them 

234 Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 

all to the door of my tent and I have enjoyed them anew this 
hour and feel refreshed. 

At this time of their formal graduation from the active faculty 
they should be presented for the degree which they have all so 
richly deserved: — 

Benjamin Kendall Emerson, by the grace of God a geologist, 
by knowledge and enthusiasm a maker of geologists; with so 
much of a mind that even if a bit of it should be "absent" at times 
there is enough left to make him gloriously interesting and worth 
while; sincere and honest man, delightful comrade, loyal and 
inspiring friend. 

John Mason Tyler, a great, human, warm-hearted lover of his 
kind; ever youthful and stimulating; master of the rare art of 
being unconventional without being undignified; a man who sees 
deeply enough into life to perceive its humor as well as its sub- 
limity and therefore makes learning interesting and goodness 

John Franklin Genung, whose ways with boys are those of 
kindness, mercy, and encouragement; whose ways with men are 
those of an affectionate and interested brother; who opens the 
eyes to the hidden beauties of classic thought; himself skilled 
master of expression, whose clear, sincere, rich, unliurried style 
gives worthy clothing to his own noble thought and is the true 
index of the man. 

These three men we present today by vote of the whole host 
of Amherst Alumni for the degree of Beloved and Inspiring Teacher 
of Grateful Men. 

These are a few of the things, Mr. Editor, that come to the 
surface of my mind in a hurried moment, only a little of what 
might be said, and of what we are all thinking who love them. 

Fort Myer, Va. 
June 28, 1917. 

Amherst in '61 235 


AMHERST is again at war, a college militant. Over two 
hundred students left for various forms of service before 
Commencement, and ninety per cent, of the student body 
took the course in military training under Captain Fleet during 
spring term. Alumni who returned for their reunions this year 
found the atmosphere charged with the war spirit. Boys in khaki 
and in naval uniforms stepped up to receive their diplomas. 
Major Emery Pottle '99, late of the ambulance service in France, 
delivered a stirring call to duty at the alumni dinner in the Gym., 
and other speakers sounded the same note. Amherst has stepped 
forth to take her part in the great conflict. 

Fifty-six years ago the old college witnessed similar scenes. 
Fort Sumter had been fired on and President Lincoln had called 
for volunteers. Those days are recalled by these. The ranks are 
thinning of those who remember the scenes on the old campus at 
the outbreak of the Civil War, but there remain some whose 
reminiscences are worth recording. The editors consider them- 
selves fortunate, therefore, in being able to print the following 
contributions from a member of the Class of '61 and a member 
of the Class of '63. 



For some months before '61 enlisted as a class for the war, we 
were drilled in the Manual of Arms in Williston Hall by an expert 
drillmaster. We were all anxious to be graduated from Amherst 
immediately to the front, that we might have a share in the honor 
of crushing out the rebellion, a task that in our youthful optimism 
we thought would be accomplished in from six weeks to six months, 
and we were afraid we would be too late to be in at the death. 

So the class met, voted unanimously to form what was known 
as a "separate company," and organized the company with the 
election of Maddock as captain and Lawrence as first lieutenant. 

236 Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 

I am not sure who was second lieutenant, but very likely it was 
Jim Lewus, whom I afterwards met at Hilton Head near Charleston 
Harbor as colonel of the 144th New York Infantry. We made out 
a legal enlistment roll and forwarded it to Governor Andrew with 
an application to be accepted by him, the assignment to be made 
for us by him to such place in the war forces as he should determine. 

And then came back from the Governor our bitter disappoint- 
ment in the shape of a letter praising our prompt patriotism but 
saying (I can still remember almost the exact words), "Young 
Gentlemen, this is going to be a long war. College men like you 
will be needed by your country as officers in new regiments and 
in positions of trust in our army where you can be much more 
useful than herded together in one company. I must therefore 
decline to accept your application." 

We did not believe much then in the Governor's "long war" 
forecast, but before the four-years war was over we fovmd that 
he was far wiser than we. As a matter of fact, before the war was 
over there were but few members of the Class of '61 of x\mherst 
that did not follow the flag in some useful capacity. 

Frazar Stearns, son of our President Stearns, was killed in battle, 
Lieutenant Sanderson was wounded, Jim Lewis, as above stated, 
was colonel of the '144th New York, and Ed. Lewis became an 
M.D. and was hospital surgeon before the war was over. For the 
last three years of the war Lawrence was general superintendent of 
the U. S. Christian Commission for General Sherman's army, 
went through with Sherman from Chattanooga to Savannah and 
the sea, and was then transferred to Grant, Meade, and Sheridan's 
Army of the Potomac, served through the siege and fall of Rich- 
mond and the surrender of Lee at Appomattox, and settled up the 
affairs and work of the Commission at Washington when the war 
was over. 

It was just this scattering of the boys of '61 all through the 
armies of the Republic, as the result of Governor Andrew's wise 
counsel at the outset, that renders any detailed account of indi- 
vidual services impossible now. Each in his appointed place 
helped to make history instead of writing history, and now, more 
than half a century later, those boys of '61, what few are left alive 
to-day, are old and gray, and the left hand of history will know 
but little of what their right hands did in the war. 

Amherst in '61 237 



Soon after the Civil War commenced, such interest was awak- 
ened in Amherst College that the gymnastic exercises were changed 
for military drill and practice daily on the college grounds. The 
students were furnished with a supply of condemned muskets from 
the United States Armory at Springfield; consequently there 
were no premature discharges of guns in military practice and 
"safety first" was a caution not needed. The villagers also were 
not disturbed by any sham battles or noise of conflict. 

On the Fourth of July a mock ceremony was arranged by several 
students who marched about the streets of Amherst pretending 
to represent the funeral of Jefferson Davis. An old hearse was 
obtained with a white horse, and these were followed by a band of 
mourners who accompanied Mrs. Davis, the widow, dressed in 
deep mourning. The procession halted in the grove south of the 
college, where a funeral oration was delivered by one of the class 
who stood on the top of the hearse. No view of the remains was 
permitted, the funeral notice stating that "owing to the scarcity 
of coin, J. D.'s eyes remain unclosed." At the close of the funeral 
oration the company hastily disbanded and the mock ceremony 
was at an end. 

The sad reality of the war was not brought home to the Class 
of '63 until some time afterwards, when one day came the news 
that our classmate, Frazar Augustus Stearns, had been killed in 
battle and his body was on its way home to Amherst. He was 
the son of President Stearns of our college,^ and was much beloved 
by his classmates. His body, upon its arrival, was placed in the 
hall of the library. Two members of our class stood guard during 
the night. The funeral was largely attended by all the college, 
who deeply sympathized with the President and his family in the 
loss of a devoted son. 

Gradually a more and more intense interest was awakened 
among the different classes and many members left college before 
graduation to take part in the war. In looking over the names of 
the forty-six graduates of the Class of '63 given in the General 
Catalogue, I find that fifteen were in service in the Civil War. 

238 Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 

We little thought then that in later years we should enter a 
world conflict. A united America was then our only thought; the 
conflict then was carried on within our own borders and between 
neighboring states. Now it is waged among distant nations upon 
different lands, in the air, upon the ocean, and beneath the waves. 
The people of the United States believe their entrance into the 
present war is for a cause no less righteous than that of '61, and 
all over the country the colleges are returning a hearty response 
to the calls for assistance made by suffering nations across the 

Is not Amherst now realizing the thought of the poet? — 

" So nigh is grandeur to our dust, 
So near is God to Man, 
When Duty whispers low, 'Thou must,' 
The youth replies, 'I can.' " 

The Little Town of Amherst 239 



rpHE little town of Amherst 

-■- Set in the Pelham hills. 
With four gray clocks to strike the hours. 
And elms and daffodils: 
Within the town of Amherst 
The air with sunshine fills. 

The spring comes back to Amherst 

To foot it on the green, 

Full many a lucent emerald 

Upon her breast is seen; 

She walks the dusk in Amherst, 

Gypsy, but a queen. 

And I have seen in Amherst 
The lads stroll up and down 
Singing songs in Amherst, 
The summer-girded town. 
The full, deep-throated choruses 
Oblivion cannot drown. 

The little town of Amherst, 
She lies beneath the stars; 
She kindles high endeavor 
In ruddy avatars: 
Her level-visioned sons go forth 
To unexpected wars — 

For she has struck upon them 
The sword's touch of surprise. 
And set the flame unwithered 
In their deep-seated eyes: 
The little town of Amherst, 
How peaceful still it lies! 

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ALUMNI at Commencement, noticing the thinned ranks of 
the Senior class, the men in khaki, and the naval reserve 
uniforms under the caps and gowns, were able to estimate 
in part how keenly the College has responded to the earliest call 
for men. Those of us who have been at Amherst during the Col- 
lege year have realized again and again how completely the war 
has dominated all other interests. In three months Amherst has 
changed more than in a generation. At the opening of College 
last October the walks were alive with fellows rushing along at 
the last stroke of the bell. In the gallery of the chapel were 160 
freshmen as compared to 143 the year before; all in all, 189 new 
men brought the total registration up to 504. This spring only a 
handful of men attended the last chapel exercises. One might 
have supposed it August instead of May from the small scattering 
of figures about the Campus. Only when the student battalion 
marched to Pratt Field for afternoon drill could one feel that there 
were still any number of men in College. By the end of the year 
half the student body had left to undertake some form of govern- 
ment service. This fact is a sufficient answer to those who ask, 
Is Amherst loyal to the traditions of '61.^ Is there an eagerness to 
be of service on the part of President, faculty, and students? No 
man who has been through this last trying year can be in doubt. 
As the nation drifted into war there was, of course, a growing 
tension in the College — a keen realization of the momentous issues 
at stake — but to a great extent life on the Campus followed its 
normal course. Those students who were of age and had been to 
Plattsburg, or expected to go to military camp this summer, took 
a course in military regulations and requirements under Captain 
H. W. Fleet, Professor of Tactics and Military Science at the 
Massachusetts Agricultural College and since June an honorary 
alumnus of Amherst. About 150 men attended Captain Fleet's 
lectures and at the close of the course were qualified to take the 
mental examinations for membership in the Officers' Reserve 

Review of the Year 241 

On the declaration of war the College was immediately trans- 
formed. President Meiklejohn addressed the students in chapel 
pointing out the two possibilities of service open to the under- 

"If any one of you has special fitness for an important piece of 
work he should go to it at once. And the College will cooperate 
by giving him credit for college work during his absence. . . . 
But we are advised on every hand that until the plans of the 
government are more definite, college men, not fitted for special 
tasks should go on with their regular work. For these men we are 
providing a course in military training which may be substituted 
for any one of the courses for which a student is now enrolled." 

Immediately following the spring recess a new department of 
the College — that of Military Training — was formed, with Captain 
Fleet at its head. Captain Fleet was quick to volunteer his services 
and rendered the College a very great service. The success with 
which he organized the battalion and the real benefit the men 
received is indicated by a letter from one of the students now in a 
training camp, in which he said, "The fact is, while I was a member 
of the Amherst battalion I received better military instruction than 
I am getting now. The instruction was correct and the amount 
of ground covered remarkable. I take off my hat to Captain Fleet 
as an exceptional drill master. . . . The men who took the 
course at Amherst and tended to business will find it a remarkable 
help when they get into service." 

Four hundred and fifteen men out of 470 men in College — or 
approximately 90% of the entire enrollment elected this new course 
in Military Training and were allowed to drop one of their regular 
courses. The battalion was organized with six companies, three in 
charge of Professors Eastman, Toll and Parker. The other cap- 
tains and non-commissioned officers were students who had been 
at Plattsburg or at military schools. The men either drilled or 
had theoretical instruction from 3.30 to 5.30 p. m. four days a 
week. A rifle range was installed on Hitchcock Field and rifle 
practice was held under the direction of two retired sergeants. A 
small science squad carried on special work under the direction of 
Professors Doughty, Hopkins and Zinn. Equipment from the 
Massachusetts Agricultural College, which closed early in the term, 
was loaned to our battalion and a temporary arsenal was estab- 

242 Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 

lished in Appleton Cabinet. There was a guard mount each morn- 
ing at 8 o'clock with Professor Eastman in command. In May 
Captain Fleet was ordered to Plattsburg. He expressed great 
satisfaction with the progress the men had made and appointed 
Professor Eastman as Captain of the battalion. After his de- 
parture for Plattsburg Professor Esty took his place on the 
Advisory Committee. 

To confer with those men wishing to leave college for govern- 
ment service, an advisory committee was appointed consisting of 
Dean Olds, Professor Doughty, Captain Fleet, Mr. Mortimer 
Eisner, President of the Student Council, and Mr. Allis, Secretary 
of the Alumni Council. The early part of the Committee's work 
consisted of establishing principles and methods of supervision 
of students not strictly in government service. It was decided that 
to justify a student's leaving college the work in which he proposed 
to enter must be important, he must have special fitness for it, 
and if it was not regular government service there must be some 
form of supervision. Of the many forms of service. Officers' Train- 
ing Camps, Naval Reserve, U. S. Medical Corps, American Field 
Ambulance, Wireless, Aviation, Marine Corps, and Agriculture 
were the most frequently elected. Substantially half the student 
body left for some form of service, and received college credit for 
the remainder of the year. 

After the declaration of war the work of the college was of course 
affected. Some students were leaving, others were making up 
their minds what to do. There was inevitable restlessness. 
Harvard, Yale, Princeton, and Dartmouth abolished all inter- 
collegiate athletics. Amherst, Williams, Wesleyan, Bowdoin and 
Trinity, however, voted to continue baseball and to cancel track. 
It was felt that men could practice evenings and early in the 
mornings, and that it would be wise to continue athletics in so 
far as they did not interfere with military training. The Junior 
Prom and the Interclass Sing were both canceled. In May, flags 
of the nation and the commonwealth were presented to the Col- 
lege by Mrs. Frank W. Stearns in memory of her father, the late 
Col. Wm. S. Clark of the Class of '48, who was Professor of 
Chemistry in Amherst College, president of the Massachusetts 
Agricultural College and colonel of the 21st Mass. Volunteers in 
the Civil War. The presentation was made in College Hall by 

Review of the Year 243 

Mr. Foster W. Stearns '02, and the flags were given over into the 
custody of the Amherst Battahon. On Memorial Day, the bat- 
talion acted as an escort to the G. A. R. veterans in the ceremonies 
of the day. 

The faculty have been very ready to respond to every demand 
on their time for service in connection with the war activities. 
President Meiklejohn has been a member of the Massachusetts 
Committee of Public Safety and has been in Washington frequently 
as a member of the Education section of the Committee on 
Science, Engineering and Education of the Advisory Commission 
of the Council of National Defense, Dean Olds, as chairman of 
the Advisory Committee, has been tireless, having had hundreds 
of personal conferences with students in regard to their plans, in 
addition to attending every meeting of his committee. Professor 
Emerson has conducted special geological surveys for the govern- 
ment. Professors Eastman, Toll and Parker have been captains 
of companies. After Captain Fleet left. Professor Eastman 
assumed entire charge of the battalion and was present at every 
guard mount after the arsenal was established. Professor Parker, 
in addition to his duties as captain, acted as secretary of a special 
committee on Agricultural enlistment and trained a select class 
in topography. Professor Doughty, besides serving as a member 
of the Advisory Committee, was in charge of the Science Squad 
with Professors Hopkins and Zinn, and with Mr. Kidder acted as 
a special committee in charge of enlistment for the U. S. Medical 
Unit. Prof. F. L. Thompson was in charge of the special committee 
on ship-building. Professor Newlin gave a course of lectures on 
gas engines, and Professors Gettell, Westhafer, and Lancaster 
delivered special lectures on different phases of the war before the 
battalion. Professors Lancaster and Frost worked with the 
battalion as privates. 

Of the younger faculty Dr. Shumway is at Plattsburg, Mr, 
Whipple and Mr. Smith have joined the U. S. Medical Reserve 
Unit now in training at Allentown, Pa., and Mr. Avirett has 
enlisted in the Naval Reserve. An Amherst unit of the American 
Ambulance Field Service sailed for France on June 9, and was 
reported at a French port at the Commencement dinner. A 
partial list of alumni activities in connection with the war is given 
elsewhere in the Quarterly, 

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Apart from the war, other important developments may be 
briefly chronicled. The College opened last autumn two weeks 
later than usual on account of the infantile paralysis epidemic. 
About half the time lost was made up by economies at various 
times during the year. Returning students found the new Delta 
Upsilon house completed, and ground broken for the new Chi Phi 
house. Five other fraternities have recently built new chapter 
houses, adding in this way at least $300,000 to the material equip- 
ment of the College. Recent donations include $250,000 for the 
Converse Memorial Library, $200,000 for two new professorships, 
over $100,000 to the Alumni Fund of the Alumni Council, and 
$50,000 for new houses for the faculty. In all, nearly a million dol- 
lars has been added to the resources of the College. Besides this, 
$400,000 has been added to the Endowment Funds of the College. 

Three new permanent trustees have been recently elected by 
the Board: Arthur P. Rugg '83, Chief Justice of the Supreme 
Court of Massachusetts; Frank W. Stearns '78, of Boston; and 
D wight W. Morrow '95, of New York. They succeed the late Rev. 
William Hays Ward, D.D., LL.D., the late G. Henry Whitcomb, 
M.A., and Rev. Dean Wilford Robbins, D.D., LL.D., resigned. 

On the faculty, the Department of Economics has been again 
increased by the addition of Prof. Walter W. Stewart. Since 
January Prof. Robert Frost has filled the chair temporarily 
vacated by Professor Churchill, now State Senator, Dr. Albert P, 
Fitch, Professor-elect of Biblical Literature, has been in close 
touch with the religious activities of the College through the year. 
Professor Todd has been absent on leave and the work in 
Astronomy has been carried on by Professor Westhafer. The 
Department of Physics has labored under the prolonged absence 
of Professor Kimball on account of illness. Professor Elwell's 
long service to the College ended with his death during the Christ- 
mas recess. At Commencement, Professors Emerson, Tyler, and 
Genung retired from active teaching. 

Two notable honors have been gained by students of the Col- 
lege. The Rhodes Scholarship for Massachusetts was awarded 
to Scott Milross Buchanan '16. In the annual competition of the 
Association of Northern College Magazines first prizes for both 
essay and poem were carried oflF by Edward Merrill Root '17. 

A marked reawakening of interest in Dramatics has led to the 

Review of the Year 245 

reorganization of the moribund Dramatics Association under the 
name of The Masquers. An ambitious schedule was successfully 
carried out under the direction of F. Everett Glass '14. The 
purchase of a portable theatre, specially designed for The 
Masquers, was made possible by an appropriation from the Clyde 
Fitch Foundation, and three separate programs have been pro- 
duced. The first performance consisted of an Old Japanese play 
"The Melon Thief," Sudermann's "Teja," and W. C. DeMille's 
"Food." Clyde Fitch's "The City" was produced in Northamp- 
ton. The last program was made up of four original one-act plays. 
Of these, "Beyond" by Sigourney Thayer of the Junior class, a 
son of Dr. William G. Thayer '85, was awarded the Mitre prize 
for the best one-act play submitted by an undergraduate. Costum- 
ing and staging in all the plays were planned and executed by 
members of The Masquers. The Musical Clubs made a western 
trip during the spring vacation, giving an especially successful 
series of concerts in and around Chicago. 

In athletics the entire track schedule and the majority of the 
baseball games were canceled after the outbreak of the war. In 
the annual contests between Williams and Amherst, football was 
won by Williams, basketball was a tie, swimming was won by 
Amherst, tennis by Williams, and Amherst won three out of four 
baseball games, each side playing with badly crippled teams. In 
addition Amherst won its debate from Williams, but lost to 
Wesleyan. The Trophy of Trophies, given by a Williams alumnus 
to the college having the largest percentage of victories in all 
contests, was canceled by mutual agreement for this year. 

The direction of Student Activities has been reorganized. The 
power formerly distributed between the Department of Physical 
Education and the Board of Public Exhibitions has been trans- 
ferred to a Committee on Student Activities of which Prof. W. J. 
Newlin is the active secretary. This arrangement is to go into 
effect next year. 

A notable dinner of the Alumni Council was held in Washington 
in February. Hon. Frederick H. Gillett '74, who has represented 
the Amherst district in Congress for over twenty years, presided, 
and the speakers besides President Meiklejohn were Hon. Robert 
Lansing '86, Secretary of State, Hon. Champ Clark, Speaker of 
the House of Representatives, Hon. Franklin K. Lane, Secretary 
of the Interior, and Professor Burges Johnson of Vassar. 

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EXCEPTIONAL at Amherst, as in all the other colleges, was 
this year's commencement season, on account of the war; 
which, coming so near us, cast a shade not so much of gloom 
and sadness as of gravity and resolute solemnity over all the 
reunions, festivities, and exercises. Many of the usual exercises and 
exhibitions were omitted. Of the conventional costumings and 
boyish jubilations there was a notable absence, and this left the 
time open for soberer and saner things. Many of the reunions, 
especially of the younger classes, were given up, and the coming 
of the older classes, from the fifteen-year class to the forty-year 
class, was like participating in a kind of Old Home Week, a 
domestic gathering of congenial friends. In lieu of the elaborate 
Lawn Fete on Tuesday evening, which has been so fine a feature 
of several years' commencement seasons, an almost impromptu 
patriotic meeting was held on the campus, at which excellent band 
music was rendered, patriotic songs sung, and stirring speeches 
delivered, the speakers being Rev. Nehemiah Boynton '78, Rev. 
Jason Pierce '02, Judge Edward Esty '97, Hon. Henry T. Rainey 
'83, and Col. Barry Buckley '87. So it turned out to be a genuine 
lawn fete after all, with a lofty sentiment and purpose, the ruling 
spirit of this year's Amherst. 

At the Commencement exercises proper, something more than 
half the class were present to receive their degrees, some of them 
in military or naval uniform, these latter receiving special applause 
from the students and alumni assembled. Four speakers instead 
of the usual five competed for the Bond prize, their names and 
subjects as follows: Morris Albert Copeland, "The American 
Newspaper;" Walter Hendricks, "Adventuring in Education;" 
Royal Edmund McGowan, "Social Ideals in Education;" Hilmar 
Rauschenbusch, "The Tyranny of the Past." These had already 
been selected from the Bond fifteen chosen on the basis of scholar- 
ship. The Bond prize, as announced later at the dinner, was 
awarded to Walter Hendricks. 

The honorary degrees conferred, for which the formal requests 


Our Exceptional Commencement Season 247 

were made by Prof. Williston Walker '83, of Yale University and 
Secretary of the Trustees, were as follows: 

master of arts 

Henry W. Fleet. Trained at the Culver Military Academy, 
appointed in 1902 an officer of the 19th Infantry regiment of the 
United States army. Detailed as commandant for military in- 
struction, with the rank of captain in the United States army, in 
our sister seat of learning the Massachusetts Agricultural College. 
When it became evident that this country would take its share in 
the world war, Captain Fleet put his professional ability with 
utmost generosity at the service of Amherst College. One to 
whom the College owes much, a man of skill in the profession of 
arms, and one who well illustrates the idea of an officer and a 

Walter Robinson Stone. A member of the Class of '95 in 
this College. Devoted to the interests of Amherst. Long treasurer 
of the Central New York alumni association. A leader in all that 
makes for the welfare of his home city, Syracuse, which he is now 
serving for a second time as mayor. A man of broad civic vision, 
of public service, and of loyalty to the common weal. 

George Larkin Clark. Graduate of Amherst College in the 
Class of 1872. Trained for the Christian ministry in Yale Divinity 
School and in the Union Theological Seminary. Pastor in Shel- 
burne Falls, Mass., Westerly, R. I., Farmington, Conn., and now 
for seventeen years in Wethersfield, Conn. He has found time 
amid the pressing duties of a modern pastorate to write the history 
of the state of his residence and to illuminate the social life of the 
New England of a century ago. One who illustrates in his ministry 
the ideals of fidelity and scholarship. 

doctor of divinity 
Calvin Stebbins. Graduate of Amherst College in the Class 
of 1862. Prepared for the pastorate in the Harvard Divinity School. 
Minister in Chicopee and Marlboro in Massachusetts, in Detroit, 
Mich., and Lebanon, N. H., and now for many years in Framing- 
ham Center in this commonwealth. Eloquent in the pulpit, faith- 
ful in services, scholarly of mind, student of history; one who 
embodies the best traditions of the New England ministry. 

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DOCTOR OF letters 

Alvin Francis Sanborn. Graduate of Amherst College in 
the Class of 1887. Journalist, editor, author, known for his services 
in these various fields of letters on both sides of the Atlantic. 
Interpreter of French life and opinion to America. Recognizing 
our indebtedness to the land of Lafayette, he enlisted in the 
French army at the outbreak of the world war, and has shared in 
its heroic defense at the cost of severe personal suffering. To the 
scene of struggle he hopes immediately to return, if possible under 
the flag of our own land now allied in the contest for liberty and 
democracy with the noble banner under which he has fought. One 
who has worthily represented in a sister republic the best spirit 
of Amherst, and who deserves well of his Alma Mater for his con- 
tributions to literature. 


Frederic Bayley Pratt. A graduate of Amherst College in 
the Class of 1887, he has devoted his labor and his means to the task 
of making the city of his birth a place of greater opportunity for 
its young men and women. Long identified with Pratt Institute 
of Brooklyn, he is now its head, the director of its useful educational 
activities. A man of lofty vision of civic responsibility, of con- 
secration to the public good, and of eminent educational usefulness. 

Nathaniel Matson Terry. Graduate of Amherst College in the 
Class of 1867, doctor of philosophy of the University of Gottingen 
in 1871, professor of physics and chemistry in the United States 
Naval Academy from 1872 to 1913, commanding professor of 
mathematics in the United States navy since 1913, member of 
the board of control of naval instruction. One who by scientific 
attainments, teaching abilities and character has helped notably 
to foster the high professional and personal ideals which mark 
the navy of the United States. 

doctor of science 

Robert Andrews Millikan. Graduate of Oberlin College in 
the Class of 1891, doctor of philosophy of Columbia University in 
1895, and further trained in the universities of Gottingen and 
Berlin, a teacher of physics in OberUn College from 1891 to 1910, 

Our Exceptional Commencement Season 249 

and now professor of physics in the University of Chicago. Emi- 
nent as an investigator in electricity, sound, and light, and notably 
for inquiry into the nature and functions of the ion, author of 
contributions of exceeding note in the science of physics, honored 
as a lecturer in Amherst College on "The Ultimate Nature of 
Matter." One who has broadened the field of knowledge by his 
patient researches and has made easier the pathway toward com- 
prehension and utilization of the forces of Nature for those whose 
teacher he has been. 

Following the awarding of honorary degrees two portraits were 
formally presented to the College: a portrait of the late Prof. 
William Cole Esty '60, painted by Robert Vonnoh, and a portrait 
of the late G. Henry Wliitcomb '64, painted by Edwin B. Child '90. 
The addresses of presentation were made respectively by Dean 
Olds, Professor Esty's colleague and successor in the Mathematics 
department, and Herbert L. Bridgman '66, long time an intimate 
friend and college mate of Mr. Whitcomb. Professor Esty had 
been professor of mathematics from 1865 to 1895, and afterward 
until his death professor emeritus. Mr. Whitcomb had been 
trustee of Amherst College from 1884 until his death. 

Thus ended a simple but very memorable Commencement 
occasion; the dinner only following, which is in part described 

250 Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 


Typical of Many Others 

[Reprinted by kind permission from The Congregationalist of July 5, 1917]. 

THE college "Gym" was not as crowded as usual for the 
alumni dinner. One-half as many had registered for the 
class reunions and not more than a third of the seniors 
remained to receive their degrees. Some of the seniors who had 
enlisted for the war returned for the day and their presence in 
khaki and navy blue perhaps more than anything else helped to 
give a serious and patriotic tone to the proceedings. 

After the class yells and the shouting in chorus of greetings back 
and forth between the classes and up at the ladies in the gallery, 
and the roars of applause when favorite professors came in, the 
crowd settled down in a serious mood, expecting to hear burning 
messages as to the duty of college men in the hour of world crisis, 
and they heard them. The tide had been rising all through the 
Commencement week, the baccalaureate sermon, the prize speak- 
ing, the outdoor rally, the class suppers, and many a friendly 
group under the trees had reflected the supreme issue of the hour. 
Patriotism was in the air when we met for the final dinner in the 
"Gym," and it was not of the pumped-up variety. 

Conspicuous among the speeches was that of a young man from 
the front, who had spent two years transporting broken and 
bleeding soldiers from the trenches to the field hospitals. He told 
his fellow-alumni what the war was, what it stood for and what it 
demanded of college men. A great hush fell over the crowd as 
they listened to his earnest words. But that was not the climax. 
The toastmaster called for a patriotic song, and a tall, fair-faced 
young man came down through the long lines of alumni and took 
his place in front of the speaker's table. Another took his seat at 
the piano and struck into the Battle Hymn of the Republic, not 
in the usual elaborate accompaniment, but in measured chords. 

A Commencement Pro Patria 251 

running through stanzas and interludes without interruption, 
like the marching of a million men. The rendering of the familiar 
words was something quite indescribable — a ringing, soulful tenor 
voice, the action suiting the words, the face transfigured with the 
sentiment of the lines, the whole man seemed to sing. 

Glory, glory, hallelujah. 
The truth is marching on. 

It was as though he was leading a host into heaven. 

I watched the old grads of '57 and '67, sitting at a table just 
below me, some of whom wore the Grand Army button. They 
leaned forward with glistenir^g eyes. Some could hardly keep in 
their seats, some were gazing far away. The younger men sat 
strangely still, especially when the final stanza was sung: 

In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea. 

With a glory in his bosom that transfigures you and me; 

As he died to make men holy, let us die to make men free. 

While God is marching on." 

When the singer reached the words, "Let us die to make men 
free," he threw back his head and opened his arms as though re- 
ceiving a mortal stroke. It sounds melodramatic; but the effect 
was unmistakable. Seldom have I seen an audience so moved. 
So choked were most of us with emotion that I doubt if we could 
have joined in the concluding chorus had the singer so desired. 
And mind you, this was an intellectual audience, a company of 
"high-brows," as they say. 

The college was Amherst; the singer was George Harris, the 
well-known New York tenor, son of former President Harris of 
the college; the man at the piano was Rev. Jason Pierce, the 
Dorchester pastor, the author of one of Amherst's most popular 

This scene, I judge, was typical of Commencement exercises 
throughout the country. A new note has been struck for these 
occasions, to my mind a much needed note — not merely the note 
of patriotism; but the note of decorum in the midst of joy. The 
alumni, especially the younger alumni, have learned that bois- 

252 Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 

terousness is not necessary to a thoroughly good time; that an 
alumnus returning to his alma mater need not dress up like a con- 
vict or circus clown in order to make it appear that he appreciates 
a college education. Innocent merriment a-plenty and no end of 
reunion fellowship were in evidence at Amherst; but there was 
a complete elimination of fantastic costumes, horse-play and 
questionable forms of fun. The Nine was able to beat Williams 
without the aid of goats or donkeys or geese. It was good, straight 
baseball, and the crowd enjoyed it vastly more than the hilarious 
games of recent years. 

" The best Commencement we ever had," was the general verdict. 
I am getting to be something of an "old grad" myself and possibly 
this accounts for a conservative taste in these things. But some- 
thing leads me to think that with the coming of war we have 
graduated from the type of graduate who has of late dominated 
the stage of Commencement week and that hereafter Commence- 
ments will be more worthy of educated men. 

A Hymn of the Flag 253 



OLD GLORY of the Stripes and Stars, 
Our fathers' flag, our heritage, — 
Know ye its meaning, brother men, 
Its call to every land and age? 

It tells of old heroic days. 

Of battles fought on field and sea, 

Of toils and trials stoutly borne 
To make and keep a people free. 

It shines on races once enslaved 

Whose fetters fell at war's command. 

On peace restored, on strifes assuaged. 
Throughout our new united land. 

It floats o'er happy homes and hearts 
Where seeds of neighbor love are sown; 

It sees, in kindly unity. 

Those living grains to harvests grown. 

Its stars have generous welcome beamed 
On throngs from every land and clime. 

Who find a home beneath its folds 
And prosper in its hopes sublime. 

It waves afar to all the world 

High scorn of despots' ruthless might; 

It wills that every soul shall know 
The joys of freedom's gracious light. 

O Flag of our America! 

We pledge true hearts and hands to thee, 
Thou Sign that earth's foul wrongs shall die. 

That God's eternal truth is free! 

Copyright, 1917, by John F. Genung. 


Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 

John Franklin Genung, Editor Walter A. Dyer, Associate Editor 

Publication Committee 

Robert W. Maynard '02, Chairman Gilbert H. Grosvenor '97 

Clifford P. Warren '03 George F. Whicher '10 

Published in November, February, May, aitd August 

Address all communications to Box 607, Amherst, Mass. 

Subscription, $1.00 a year Single copies, 35 cents 

Advertising rates furnished on request 

Copyright, 1917, by the Alumni Council of Amherst College 

Entered as Becond-olass matter October 24th, 1914, at the post office at Amherst, Mass., 
under the Act of March 3, 1879. 


THE drawing from which our frontispiece is reproduced was 
made by Mortimer Blake of '35, the father of Lucien I. 
Blake '77, who has been memorialized in these pages. He 
was a Sophomore then; he afterwards became a Doctor of divinity. 
The drawing, like all drawings and woodcuts, makes us aware 
how the eye has been educated by photography — how differently 
the camera sees things from the self-tutored eye, — but in this case 
it reminds us also how different is the view that the camera has 
to see. Mr. Blake's point of view seems to have been old North 
College, which stood where Williston Hall now is; and the most 
prominent building in the foreground is the then newly built 
Boltwood house, later Hitchcock Hall. This will revive vivid 
memories in some of the older graduates and in some not so old; 
but its recent demolition leaves practically nothing in the picture 
which still exists as in 1834. Some time, perhaps, we will let the 
camera give our readers a view of the noble object that has taken its 
place, — the south fagade of the new library. We wanted to do so 
this time, but there is still two much builders' rubbish in the way. 


HE Publication Committee begs to announce that, 
with the November number of the Quarterly, another 
name will be added to the editorial staff. John B. O'Brien 

Editorial Notes 255 

'05, 309 Washington Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y., has been appointed 
an associate editor. He will have charge of the news notes — " The 
Associations" and "The Classes" — and similar material, and the 
committee requests that all the alumni cooperate with him to the 
end that these sections of the magazine may be made more com- 
plete and interesting. 

IT WOULD be impossible, even if it were desirable, to keep 
the war note out of the Quarterly, though it is not the 
editorial intention to allow it to overshadow all other college 
and alumni interests. The whole question of educational method 
and purpose, for example, is to the fore just now, and will receive 
due consideration in our pages. The fact remains, however, that 
the war is probably the greatest common interest of Amherst men, 
as is attested by the activities of our alumni. Hundreds of them 
are doing their bit in various forms of service, while the under- 
graduates and not a few alumni have been drilling for military 

Through the efforts of E. H. Sudbury '09 and F. S. Bale '06 a 
sum of $1600 was raised in New York and other eastern centers 
last spring, and an Amherst ambulance was purchased and shipped 
to the front. Later the Chicago alumni raised a similar amount for 
the same purpose, and sent an ambulance to be driven by Louis 
G. Caldwell '13. Then Amherst alumni began to enroll themselves 
in various fields of war activity. The voice of Emery Pottle '99 
was heard in the land. On June 9th the New York alumni gave a 
send-off to the Amherst Unit of the American Field Ambulance 
Service which sailed for France on the Espagne — and, as President 
Meiklejohn announced at Commencement, arrived in safety. 
Amherst men began to make their presence felt in state militia 
companies and at the various training camps. Amherst was at 

Not only in the more spectacular fields, but in those calling for 
a different sort of service Amherst names have been prominent. 
Amherst men took an active part in the Liberty Loan and Red 
Cross campaigns. On the Red Cross teams of New York alone 
the names of ten Amherst men appear. It is part of the Amherst 
ideal of service that we should do our bit. 

With so many Amherst alumni engaged in these activities, it is 

256 Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 

difficult to keep up with the record of them. But such a record is 
eminently desirable, and to the end that no man's service may be 
lost sight of, or fail to receive its place in the college annals, a 
War Record Committee of the Alumni Council has been appointed 
to collect, tabulate, and preserve these data. The work of this 
committee can be made effective only through the cooperation 
of all the alumni. A partial list of Amherst men in service, which 
appears elsewhere in this issue, will serve as a basis for the perma- 
nent record, and it is greatly to be desired that accurate and com- 
plete additions and corrections be forwarded promptly to the 
secretary of the Council. 

The Alumni Council 


€>CPlctal anti pmonal 


The activities of the Alumni Council 
for the past three months have centered 
around Commencement, the War Rec- 
ords of Amherst men, and the Alumni 

The Commencement program, the 
alumni part in which was arranged by 
the Council's Committee on Commence- 
ment and the representatives of the re- 
imion classes met successfully the un- 
usual conditions which prevailed. There 
was an intimate character to the re- 
unions of the classes of '67, '77, '82, '87, 
'97 and '02 which made them especially 
enjoyable, and at the Rally, Tuesday 
evening, at the informal gathering of 
alumni in Pratt Dormitory, Monday 
evening, and at the Commencement 
dinner the war was the central theme. 
As six classes did not hold reunions the 
remaining classes did not enter the 
competition for the Reunion Trophy 
Contest and no award was made this 

A new committee on War Records 
has been created and every effort is 
being made by the Council to secure 
accurate and detailed information re- 
garding the part Amherst men are 
playing in the war. The committee is 
including not only those who are in the 
immediate service of the government, 
but also those who are connected with 
any state, municipal or private organi- 

zation which is aiding directly or indi- 
rectly in the conduct of the war. Let- 
ters have been written to a large number 
of men whose records have been already 
obtained bespeaking their cooperation, 
and alumni generally are urged to send 
to the Secretary of the Alumni Council 
at Amherst any information which they 
may have. 

The Committee on Alumni Fund ap- 
preciated the unusual conditions exist- 
ing at this time and did not make an 
active campaign for large gifts to the 
Alumni Fund from reunion classes this 
Commencement. The Committee, how- 
ever, was especially desirous that every 
class should give something and the 
classes holding reimions made a good 
response. Since the Alumni Fund was 
inaugurated $104,998.18 has been paid 
into the Fund. By resolution of the 
Board of Trustees and the Alumni 
Council $14,730.00 has been appropri- 
ated from the Fund for Instruction and 
$1,190.29 for Publicity, leaving a bal- 
ance of $89,077.89 on hand. The gifts 
to the Fund this Commencement were 
as follows: 

Class of 1867 $1000.00 

1877 Report Later 
1887 $1000.00 
1897 $3000.00 
1902 $ 400.00 


Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 

The Class of '77 issued an attractive 
class book containing a photograph and 
letter from practically every member of 
the class. The value to the College and 
to the Council of such records has not 
been fully recognized and it is hoped 
that every class holding a reunion this 

year will publish some form of perma- 
nent record. 

After the declaration of war the Secre- 
tary of the Council served as a member 
of the Advisory Committee, appointed 
by President Meiklejohn, to confer with 
men leaving College to join the govern- 
ment service. 

The Associations 



New York. — The annual spring 
meeting of the Amherst Association of 
New York City was held at the oflSce of 
Dwight W. Morrow '95. 23 Wall Street, 
on June 7th. A motion was passed sub- 
stituting for the office of secretary the 
two offices of executive secretary and 
recording secretary. The following offi- 
cers were elected: President, George 

B. Mallon '87; first vice-president, 
William C. Breed '93; second vice-presi- 
dent, Charles D. Norton '93; treasurer, 
M. L. Farrell '01; executive secretary, 
F. S. Bale '06; recording secretary, L. 

C. Amos '10; members of the executive 
committee to serve until 1920, Collin 
Armstrong '77, Oliver B. Merrill '91, 
Frank A. Cook '02, J. Frank Kane '04, 
and Alexander H. Nash '05. 

On Friday night, June 8th, the associ- 
ation held its spring smoker in honor of 
the unit of Amherst boys who were sail- 
ing on the Espagne for France Saturday 
June 9th. President George B. Mallon 
presided, and the invited speakers of the 
evening were Dean Olds and Emery 
Pottle '99 of the American Ambulance 
Corps, the latter of whom had spent 
many months on the Western front in 
France. Each one of the boys in the 
unit was called upon to rise as the rol 
was called and was honored by gen- 
erous applause by all present. Rev. 
Nehemiah Boynton '79 was also called 
upon for a speech, as was Ex-President 
Harris '66. 

A motion presented by Grosvenor 
Backus '94, was passed to the effect 
that the chair should appoint a com- 
mittee of five of which the president and 

secretary of the association should be 
members, to consider and devise means 
by which this association and other 
alumni associations of the college could 
best aid and support the Amherst men 
who from time to time are going to 
France. Upon the suggestion of the sec- 
retary that there were many men pres- 
ent outside of the ambulance unit who 
were already in service or were about to 
enter the service, they were all called 
upon in the same manner as the boys of 
the ambulance unit. Upon the sugges- 
tion of Emery Pottle that one of the 
necessary parts of the boys' equipment 
would be a wrist watch, a committee 
was appointed by the chair to take up 
a collection for that purpose and for any 
other necessary equipment which the 
boys needed and for which they did not 
have funds of their own. Upon the sug- 
gestion of Sudbury '09 a motion was 
passed to the effect that the balance re- 
maining in the bank from the subscrip- 
tions toward the first Amherst ambu- 
lance, be used to the amount necessary 
to supply any of the members of the 
unit with necessary equipment. 

Nearly 150 men were present — the 
largest attendance at any spring smoker 
for many years. 

In accordance with the motion passed 
at the meeting, a committee, of which 
Stuart Johnston '98 is chairman, is 
working on a plan for assisting the men 
at the front. 

Brooklyn. — At the regular spring 
meeting of the Brooklyn Amherst Asso- 
ciation, held at the Brooklyn University 


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Club, the following oflBcers were elected 
for the ensuing year: President, Frank 

D. Blodgett '93; vice-president, G. 
Preston Hitchcock '92; secretary, Ar- 
thur P. Paine '08; treasurer, Arthur 
Stahman '14; delegate to the Alumni 
Council, Robert G. Perry '97; chairman 
public exhibitions committee, Arthur 
Stahman '14; executive member, Henry 

E. Tobey '98; honorary vice-presidents, 
Rev. William A. Lawrence '61 and 
Frank H. Parsons '81; chairman com- 
mittee on schools, G. Herbert Low '90; 
chairman publicity committee, John B. 
O'Brien '05. 

A poll of the members of the associa- 
tion showed that about twenty-five men 
were in some form of state or national 
service. The treasurer's report showed 
a considerable balance in the treasury, 
and it was unanimously voted that this 
sum be devoted to the purchase of 
Liberty Bonds. 

The Amherst Trophy League debate 
between Erasmus Hall High School and 
Polytechnic Preparatory School of 
Brooklyn, which was held on March 
30th, was won by Erasmus. The victo- 
rious team upheld the negative of the 
question: "Resolved, That the Monroe 
Doctrine has become obsolete, and 
should be abandoned." This was the 
second debate of the year for the trophy, 
Erasmus having lost on January 5th to 
Jamaica High School. 

Boston. — On May 22d the Boston 
alumni held their annual "Pop" pro- 
gram at Symphony Hall. Four hun- 
dred Amherst alumni were present. 
Their voices supplanted the orchestra 
in the majority of its numbers and im- 
promptu glee choruses started up several 
times during the evening. George H. 
Boynton '05 sang four songs, and songs 
written by J. N. Pierce '02, F. J. E. 

Woodbridge '89, D. C. Bartlett '03, and 
J. S. Hamilton '06, were sung in chorus. 
Louis Cadieux '03 was chairman of the 
committee in charge of the arrange- 

Central New York. — The fifth 
annual debate for the Amherst cup was 
held on May 26th at the North High 
School, Syracuse. Teams representing 
Central High, North High and Techni- 
cal High competed, the decision being 
won by the North High debaters. The 
seventh annual debate between the 
Binghamton and Elmira High Schools 
for the Amherst cup was this year won 
by the former school. 

Rocky Mountain. — The Rocky 
Mountain Alumni Association held its 
aimual dinner Saturday night, June 9th, 
at the University Club, Denver, Col. 
Twenty members of the association 
were present. W. E. Collett of the 
Colorado Conservation Commission was 
the principal speaker and W. V. Hodges, 
Columbia '96, and President Livingston 
Farrand of the University of Colorado 
were on the toast list. Dean Edward 
Parsons '83, of Colorado College, was 
toastmaster and called on Iipham '84, 
Kingsley '84, Morse '83, and Scandrett 
'11, for short speeches. A quartet of 
younger men led the singing, which was 
enthusiastic and continuous during the 

Morse '83 was elected president of 
the association for the year 1917-1918 
and Scandrett '11 was elected secretary 
and representative on the Alumni 

The dinner was the most success- 
ful and enthusiastic gathering of Am- 
herst men in Colorado since President 
Meiklejohn's visit to Denver three 
years ago. 

The Reunions 





The fortieth anniversary reunion of 
the Class of '77 was the best ever. It 
had been feared that the disturbance 
of the ordinary routine of affairs caused 
by the war and the omission of many of 
the familiar features of Commencement 
week would seriously interfere with the 
class exercises, but instead of doing this 
it seemed as if the adverse conditions 
helped rather than hindered the exhibi- 
tion of class and college loyalty and 
interest. Thirty-three of the men, 
twenty-seven of their wives and daugh- 
ters, and two of their sons, a total of 
sixty-two in attendance, made up the 
largest relative and, so far as can be 
recalled, the largest actual attendance 
of the class and their families at any 
reunion held by '77 since they left Am- 
herst forty years ago. Had the Reunion 
Trophy been awarded this year, which 
it was not because of the omission of so 
many class reunions, '77's percentage of 
attendance (70 per cent.) would have 
probably won her this honor. 

The class held but few formal exer- 
cises, attendance at the Baccalaureate 
service on Sunday morning, the business 
meeting on Monday morning, the class 
dinner in Esty's room in Walker Hall 
on Monday evening, and the College 
Alumni Dinner on Wednesday being the 
only occasions on which the class gath- 
ered in a body. The rest of the time the 
men were content to visit familiar scenes 

in the town or on the campus, to ride 
over the surrounding country, or to 
spend much time in conversation with 
each other, thus renewing and strength- 
ening the ties of friendship which were 
first formed so long ago. 

Besides arranging for the comfort of 
the class in securing ample headquarters 
at No. 8 Spring Street, just back of the 
Episcopal Church, and a table where 
most of the class went for meals, two 
permanent souvenirs of the reunion had 
been provided, one a song book com- 
piled by Sumner Salter, containing 
many of the old songs familiar to our 
student days, and the other a class book 
prepared by the secretary, in which 
were presented a portrait and a letter 
from every living member of the class 
save four, together with a brief secre- 
tary's report, list of deaths, and ad- 
dresses of living alumni. These were 
distributed at the class supper and have 
since been sent to all members of the 
class not pi'esent at the reunion. A sup- 
plementary report of the reunion will be 
prepared and sent to the class some time 
this fall. 

The business meeting disposed of 
several matters of transient interest 
and re-elected as oflScers for the next 
five years Armstrong, president. Gray 
treasurer, and Mason secretary. The 
reunion committee begged to be excused 
from re-election, and Copeland, Ma- 
son, and Fowler were chosen in their 

At the class dinner sixty guests, 
classmates, wives, and daughters were 


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gathered — thirty-three men and twen- 
ty-seven ladies. Armstrong presided, 
the blessing was asked by Loomis, 
an affecting closing prayer and bene- 
diction was offered by Hingeley, and 
Searle, Gere, Leete and Clarke made 
short addresses, while Salter led the 
singing of college songs and "Amer- 
ica." The complete list of those present 
is as follows: Mr. and Mrs. Armstrong, 
Barber and son, Mr. and Mrs. Bond, 
Clarke, Mr. and Mrs. Copeland, Daven- 
port and two daughters, Mr. and Mrs. 
Fowler, Mr. and Mrs. Gere, Mr. and 
Mrs. Gray and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. 
Hartwell, Hingeley, Mr. and Mrs. 
Keith, Kyle, Mr. and Mrs. Leete and 
two daughters, Lewis, Mrs. Look and 
daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Loomis, Lowe, 
Mason, Mr. and Mrs. Marsh, Mr. and 
Mrs. Maxson, Mr. and Mrs. McLaugh- 
lin, Nash, Pearson, Mr. and Mrs. Per- 
kins, son and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. 
Reynolds, Mr. and Mrs. Salter, Mr. and 
Mrs. Searle, Mr. and Mrs. Stockbridge, 
Mr. and Mrs. Thompson, Tobey, Mr. 
and Mrs. Towne, and Wright. 

At the reunion it was discovered that 
no less than nine of the class had sons 
either in active service, in training, or 
awaiting orders at their homes. To each 
of these, by order of the class, the secre- 
tary sent a telegraphic message of 
greeting and good will in the name of '77. 
Their names and stations are as follows: 

C. Holton Davenport, Worcester, Mass. 
Warren J. Gere, Greenfield, Mass., Ar- 
mory; C. Parkhurst Bond, Jr., U. S. 
Naval Station, Marblehead, Mass.; 
Myron Hingeley, Floodwood, Minn.; 
Henry S. Loomis, Madison Barracks, 
New York; Hadley Marsh, U. S. De- 
partment of Agriculture, Washington, 

D. C; A DeWitt Mason, Jr., Platts- 
burgh, N. Y.; Roger C. Perkins, Naval 
Reserve, Brooklyn, N.Y.; William F. 
Salter, Naval Reserve, Brooklyn, N. Y. 



The Class of 1882 celebrated its 
thirty-fifth anniversary at Commence- 
ment. Those present at the Class sup- 
per in Walker Hall, June 18th, were J. 
W. Bixler, F. W. Ely, G. R. Fisher, F. 
W. Greene, W. S. Greene, E. D. Hale, 
J. H. Hobbs, S. A. Howard, L. S. Judd, 
J. H. Knapp, F. W. Lawrence, C. S. 
Loomis, C. S. Mills, F. C. Partridge, 
G. W. Reed, F. B. Richardson, A. G. 
Rolfe, F. T. Rouse, W. L. Savage, R. C. 
Smith, W. F. Stearns, L. H. Thayer, W. 
H. Thompson, H. A. Tucker, W. S. 
Ufford, G. H. Washburn, F. N. Wier, 
and J. F. Wing. 

Two of these. Hale and Lawrence, 
had not been in Amherst since college 
days, the former coming from California 
to attend. It had been planned that 
loving cups be presented to J. P. Gush- 
ing and John Albree who between them 
had made the preparations for the re- 
unions in the past, but on account of ill- 
ness in the family of each neither could 
be there, and the cups were delivered 

The Class headquarters were in the 
Dana House, the dignified old mansion 
with large columns in front on North 
Prospect Street. Including the ladies 
there were over forty at the gathering. 
It is significant of present war conditions 
that of the twenty-eight at the Class 
supper fourteen have one or more sons 
either now in service or arranging soon 
to enter. 



With its 30th reunion coming at an 
Amherst "War Commencement," '87 

The Reunions 


more than any other class, perhaps, 
could thrill to the martial occasion for 
•one of its boys came to it straight 
almost from the fighting front. 

More than that and better than that, 
Sanborn (it was "Johnny" Sanborn) 
has been a poilu himself fighting in the 
trenches to "make the world safe for 
democracy" and he had a story to tell, 
and told it, which was worth the journey 
to Amherst even if '87 herself had not 

So when at the reunion banquet, 
Alvord the toastmaster declared his 
belief that no one wanted to hear any- 
body but Sanborn, the reply was a 
hitching of chairs around our bearded 
poilu and Johnny had the floor. His 
tale was of the things one has to look 
for between the lines of the official war 
bulletins and does not alwaj^s find even 
there; of comrades sniped at your side; 
of, on the other hand, "boches" sniped 
by you; always of work and more work 
and little rest. But through it all one 
sensed, as much from the narrator's 
simple earnestness as anything else, the 
elan which is carrying the French and 
with them the Entente to final victory. 
Since Commencement, Sanborn has 
been appointed Chief Interpreter to 
General Pershing, and so '87 will soon 
be on the battle line again. 

For the rest the reunion was attended 
by Alvord, Bliss, Bulkley, Haskell, 
Haynes, Howes, Kendrick, Myrick, 
Nichols, Pratt, Riker, D. W. Rogers, 
E. B. Rogers, A. C. Rounds, R. S. 
Rounds, Sanborn, Stevens, Whitney, 
Willard, Wood. 

Mrs. R. S. Rounds, Mrs. E. B. 
Rogers and Mrs. Myrick honored the 
class with their presence. 

The class headquarters were at the 
Carter House on Prospect Street and 
the supper was held on the piazza on 
Monday, June 18. Professor Genung 

was a welcome guest and those present 
had the privilege of hearing him read 
his stirring war verses printed elsewhere 
in this issue. The oflScers were re- 
elected: Alvord, president, A. C. 
Rounds, treasurer, and Pratt secretary. 
The Class voted to give $1000 to the 
Alumni Fund. At the Commencement 
exercises on Wednesday the degree of 
LL.D. was conferred on Pratt, head of 
the Pratt Institute of Brooklyn, and 
that of Litt.D. on Sanborn. It was de- 
cided to hold the next reunion in 1921 
instead of 1922 so that it might coincide 
with the centenary of the College. 



The Class of '97 held its twentieth 
reunion this year with headquarters at 
the new Perry House on Amity Street. 
The attendance was eighty-nine, in- 
cluding sixty-three members of the 
class, sixteen of the wives, and ten class 
children. It was, without doubt, the 
best reunion ever held by '97, and the 
spirit pervading it from start to finish 
was one worthy of the highest ideals of 
Amherst College. The arrangements, 
perfect in every detail and ably carried 
out by John R. Carnell, Jr., chairman 
of the Reunion Committee, left nothing 
to be desired in the way of comfort and 
pleasure, and the excellent service and 
delightful equipment of the new Perry 
House were fully appreciated. 

Saturday evening before Baccalau- 
reate Sunday was spent in reviewing 
college days and individual progress 
during the five years since the fifteenth 
reunion, the singing of class and college 
songs, a march-out with the Class of 
1902 up to President Meikeljohn's 
where he gave the two classes a hearty 
welcome back to Alma Mater, and a 


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visit to the 1902 headquarters where 
the hospitality of the fifteen-year class 
was thoroughly enjoyed. 

Sunday was given up to social visit- 
ing, walks and rides in the automobiles 
driven up to Amherst by many of the 
class. In the afternoon the reception 
to the faculty and their wives proved to 
be one of the happiest events of the re- 
union, particular interest centering in 
the renewal of friendships with Pro- 
fessor Tyler, Professor Emerson, and 
Professor Genung, whose long and 
splendid terms of active service for 
Amherst College were brought to a 
close this year. The real strength of 
the ties formed between '97 as under- 
graduates and the members of the 
Faculty was brought out at this recep- 
tion and was keenly sensed by every 
member present. Mr. and Mrs. Her- 
bert Cowles were also warmly welcomed 
as identified with '97. 

On Monday morning came the truly 
spectacular event of the reunion — the 
championship baseball game with the 
Class of 1902 on the varsity diamond 
at Pratt Field. '97 had won a baseball 
game at every reunion since graduation 
and that unbroken record of athletic 
achievement was maintained this year 
when 1902 was defeated 12 to 7 in a 
five inning game. Previous to the con- 
test. Professor Nelligan and Dwight 
Newport reported the physical condi- 
tion of the men to be perfect. This con- 
dition was also true after the game and, 
taken together with the victory, was a 
most convincing argument against the 
Osier theory, for 1902, in accepting the 
challenge of '97 referred to the petrified 
muscles and rusty joints of the super- 
annuated members of the '97 team. 
The game was marked by the return 
from Calgary, Canada, of "Danny" 
Sullivan, the famous varsity catcher of 
1896 and 1897, whose "Wan man gam" 

will never be forgotten. Downey and 
Morse each batted for 1000 and scored 
three runs. 

At the class meeting at 2 o'clock, the 
following ofiicers were elected for the 
next period of five years: John R. Car- 
nell, Jr., president; George K. Bird, vice- 
president; John R. Maxwell, treasurer; 
Austin Baxter Keep, class historian; 
Isaac Patch, class representative on the 
Amherst Alumni Council. B. Kendall 
Emerson continued as permanent class 
secretary, but during his absence while 
rendering distinguished service as major 
in a British hospital somewhere on the 
French front, Edmund M. Blake was 
elected class secretary pro tem. 

The greetings and warmest fraternal 
wishes of the class were cabled to Major 
Emerson in France and his absence was 
keenly felt by all. 

The support of '97 was pledged to 
Professor Genung in his undertaking to 
write a comprehensive and human his- 
tory of Amherst College. 

Monday afternoon the class attended 
the varsity game with Williams and left 
on a special car at 5.30, passing over the 
beautif id Holyoke notch, for the reunion 
banquet held at the "Nonotuck" in 
Holyoke. This, also, was the best re- 
union dinner ever held of the class and 
the informal speeches during and after 
the courses were dashed with the wit of 
"Billy" Duncan, author of the current 
Broadway success " His Little Widows," 
the powerful invective of "Josh" Bil- 
lings, president of the Connecticut Val- 
ley Railroad, the judicial brilliancy of 
District Attorney Edward T. Esty, the 
literary forcefulness of Percy Boynton, 
the dignity and strength of the retiring 
president, Thomas J. McEvoy, the 
amusing interludes of "Jack" Carnell 
and "Ash" Hall, the " Indistinguishably 
Different" oratory of the Grosvenor 
Gemini, Edwin and Gilbert, and the 

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after-dinner stories of Attorney E. C, 
Morse, Rev. Samuel Fiske and Dr. 
Leslie Bragg. "Bob" Esty outshone 
all of his past successes in leading the 
class singing, ably assisted by "Bogun" 

The sum of $3000 was voted to be 
transferred to the Amherst Alumni 
Fund and a special collection was taken 
for transmittal to Major Emerson on 
the French front for such use as his 
judgment might dictate. The faithful 
service of the retiring president, Thomas 
J. McEvoy, was recognized. 

The class noted, in deep sympathy 
with our classmate, "Bob" Fletcher, 
librarian of Amherst College, the death 
of his father, W. I. Fletcher, former 
librarian, whose noteworthy career 
stands out as a landmark in library 
work with more than a national recog- 
nition. It was voted, in further 
recognition of that service, that a me- 
morial tablet be placed in the new col- 
lege library by the Class of '97. 

On Tuesday morning Professor and 
Mrs. Grosvenor tendered the class a 
most delightful reception, a counterpart 
of those by which '97 has been greatly 
honored at every reunion since leaving 
college. Mrs. Grosvenor's charm as 
hostess has always been appreciated by 
the class that is proud to have enrolled 
in its membership her three sons. 

The joint grove exercises of the 
classes of 1897 and 1902 were held on 
Tuesday afternoon with "Bob" Esty 
presiding. "Billy" Duncan's grove 
poem, composed especially for the oc- 
casion, took us all vividly back to the 
corresponding day in June, 1897, and 
its clever satire and sparkling wit were 
accorded almost continuous "inter- 
ruptatory" applause. 

On Tuesday evening, at the patriotic 
grove exercises, Edward T. Esty loyally 
represented '97 in a splendid speech, 

dignified yet stirring in its appeal and 
more than fulfilling the promises of 
college days under Professor Frink. 

At the alumni dinner on Wednesday 
noon, the highest honor, that of toast- 
master, rested safely on the shoulders 
of our classmate, Percy H. Boynton, of 
the University of Chicago, whose liter- 
ary work and publications are attracting 
national attention. Our gift of $3000 
to the Alumni Fund was loudly ac- 
claimed and proved to be the largest 
one made this year. 

To briefly summarize, the class of '97 
never held a more personally and indi- 
vidually satisfactory reunion, has never 
before reached so high a plane of united 
loyalty to its Alma Mater, is instilled 
with a deeper appreciation of what 
Amherst College and the character and 
personality of its Faculty have meant 
and are meaning to each of its members, 
feels that the power factor of its useful- 
ness to the college is steadily increasing 
every year, and looks forward to its 
next reunion with faith and determina- 
tion to increase its efficiency in all lines 
of its activity for the welfare of its 
members and its Alma Mater, in the 
defense of the democratic principles of 
its country and in its share of duty to 
modern civilization. 



There was a time when it seemed that 
to be old enough to return to one's 
Quindecennial Reunion was to have 
reached a period in life that demanded 
a certain lofty dignity of conduct. It 
was quite fitting that the three year, 
five year, ten year classes should indulge 
to the hilarious limit, during this joyous 
reunion season, in a recrudescence of 
the carefree spirit of college days — to 


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"cut up" to their hearts' content. But 
the fifteen year men — tut! tut! They 
were almost on the "sunset slope of 
life," as "Poco" Neill used to say; it 
became them merely to be patronizing 
observers of the antics of the seniors 
and the younger alumni. They were 
supposed only to sit around headquar- 
ters and talk. 

There was a callow time when this 
was so, but when for 1902 this fifteen 
year anniversary approached with its 
happy anticipations, there came to 
many of us a secret regret that such a 
standard of deportment should ever 
have been set up for mere youngsters 
yet under forty. Would any of us dare 
cut loose and tiu-n a summersault on 
the campus? Would we even dare to 
prance in the Saturday night parade? 
And should we adopt a ridiculous re- 
union costume as in former years? 
These indeed were tragic thoughts, an 
evidence of the fact that we were in a 
measure "getting along." 

Then came the war. It seemed to 
settle these momentous questions. 
Commencement was to conform ap- 
propriately to the spirit of the times; 
many of the functions, because of the 
war depleted numbers of the Senior 
Class, were to be eliminated and a 
number of the alumni classes due to 
return were to abandon their reunions. 
Probably we would abandon ours also, 
and if we did not, it would, of course, 
be a very staid affair. 

That was the feeling until our reunion 
committee, having proclaimed in The 
Accelerator (our class publication) the 
slogan "One Hundred Percent, or Bust" 
and having made all preparations not to 
bust, took a straw vote of the class and 
announced that the general sentiment 
was that we hold our reunion with suit- 
able recognition of the fact that the 

class would be participating in an 
Amherst "War Commencement." 

So we came back, sixty of us, with 
twenty-seven wives and a dozen or 
more nineteen-two-lets. It was discour- 
aging to find on arrival that neither the 
ten, five, three or one year classes were 
to be with us. What with these yoimg- 
sters missing, the serious war time at- 
mosphere and the tradition hanging to 
a fifteen year reunion, it did look as if it 
were to be indeed a very staid affair. 

Happily, this proved far from the 
fact. We surprised ourselves. You see 
there came to us the realization that as 
the youngest class back we had a duty 
to perform if the townspeople of Am- 
herst were to know that the college had 
not abandoned commencement alto- 
gether. This duty was to supply to the 
best of our ability the lively doings of 
the younger classes that make an Am- 
herst commencement so picturesque and 
enjoyable. Thus, in the light of duty, 
those early misgivings dissolved. More- 
over, we found that '97, the next young- 
est class, was somewhat in the same 

Our headquarters were at the Good- 
now house, decorated this time with the 
Stars and Stripes instead of the Purple 
and the White. The Goodnow barn 
had been converted with flags and ever- 
green into what was termed the "cy- 
clone cellar" with acoustic properties 
suitable to close harmony and wherein 
presided a Ganymede named John with 
his colored disciple, Jasper. The Re- 
union Committee, although it had felt 
obliged to emasculate considerably its 
original program of entertainment had 
declined to eliminate the band, which 
proved, by the way, to be the only one 
in captivity throughout commencement. 

Undaunted by the damp weather that 
greeted us Saturday night, the class 
decided the usual parade should be 

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held and, armed with American flags, 
and keeping step to war-time music, we 
marched around to the various class 
headquarters, and thence to Prexy's, 
where we stood in the drizzle, while the 
President, bareheaded, gave us an inti- 
mate little talk as a fellow classmate 
(which is a matter between him and us) . 
We discovered, on this occasion, we 
were still able to give the class yell 
with undergraduate gusto. 

The next day the weather was fickle, 
but Monday dawned one of those glo- 
rious June days with which Providence 
usually blesses Amherst Commence- 
ments. On the morning program was a 
ball game between '97 and '02. It was 
the first time, it was said, that the fifteen 
and twenty year classes had ever in- 
dulged in such a fearful risk at an Am- 
herst Commencement, but as far as 
known no damage was sustained by 
either side. The writer has forgotten 
the score, but concedes that '02 would 
have probably won if the game had 
lasted longer. "Plugger Bill" Boyden, 
sent into the box for the last two in- 
nings, had Chandler Morse, Blake, and 
the other '97 heavy hitters completely 
foozled when the game was called, too 
late to even up. 

Monday afternoon saw us at the Am- 
herst-Williams ball game to which we 
marched behind the band, with flags 
flying and with the Class of '77 in line, 
too, "doing their bit" to make the 
pageant approximate peace-time pro- 
portions. The crowd at the game was 
not so large as usual, both teams were 
substitutes for war drafted veterans, 
but victory to the score of 2 to 1 in a 
finely played game was Amherst's, and 
the enthusiasm per capita was just as 
intense. Probably for the first time in 
history an Amherst-Williams Com- 
mencement game began with the classes 
on their feet singing the national an- 

them, which was one of the impressive 
features of the "War Commencement." 

In the evening we journeyed by au- 
tomobile to Deerfield, wives accom- 
panying, where at the Hotel Warren, 
we held a merry class banquet and 
treated with duly merciful tenderness 
attempts at post-demi-tasse oratory by 
the Reverends " Jase" Pierce and "Fat" 
Holton, Prof. "Joe" Gibbs and others. 
Gibbs' speech, however, was good 
enough to get him unanimously elected 
vice-president; and the other class oflS- 
cers, — Maynard, president, Keith, sec- 
retary-treasurer, and F. A. Cook, chair- 
man of reunion committee, — were re- 

It has been remarked that because of 
war depletions among the members of 
the Senior Class (more than one-third 
of the college had then enlisted) some 
of the Commencement affairs were to 
have been omitted, including the 
Grove Exercises. '97 and '02 had a con- 
ference on this subject and decided, 
with the permission of the college, to 
conduct the latter function themselves. 
Accordingly, within that historic wood- 
en amphitheater of circus seats, there 
appeared on Tuesday afternoon as 
Grove orator, Dave Keedy, '02, and as 
Grove Poet, Billy Dimcan '97, with 
Bob Esty (general member of all classes) 
as "Senior Class President." The 
real Senior Class occupied the front 
seats before the platform and behind 
them sat '97 and '02. Keedy delivered 
a revision of his old Grove oration and 
in the face of the combined drum-fire 
of witty remarks from three classes, 
succeeded in maintaining a flow of 
masterly eloquence to the very last of 
his numerous "farewells." No less 
successful was Duncan, who produced 
a brand-new and exceedingly clever 

Tuesday night in the place of the 


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lawn ffite, there was held on the campus 
a patriotic rally, which typified and re- 
vealed the Amherst war spirit. The 
speeches that were made, including one 
by Jason Pierce '02, were stirring, but 
who will forget the moment when, at 
the close of the exercises the lights were 
turned out and a flood light suddenly 
revealed Old Glory, vividly beautiful 
against the background of campus elms, 
and we all rose and sang the anthem 
which the flag inspired? 

With a dance in Pratt Gymnasium 
the evening closed. Patriotic spirit, 
again, marked the alumni banquet on 
Wednesday, a feature of which was a 
moving appeal by Emery Pottle '99, 
for war service from Amherst Alumni. 
Pottle has been in France with the 
American ambulance service, and spoke 
with the fervor and conviction of one 
who knows what war means. 

For us, in this connection, what pos- 
sibly may our next reunion mean? It 
is good that we had this one. 

The following attendance was regis- 
tered : 

Dr. Fred H. Allen, Newton E. Arnold, 
Harry C. Barber, Dr. Gordon Berry, 
Mr. and Mrs. Harold H. Blossom, 
Frank L. Boyden, Rev. Harold S. 

Brewster, Rev. Frank L. Briggs, Walter 
T. Bryant, Warren J. Burke, Mr. and 
Mrs. Prentiss Carnell, Mr. and Mrs. 
Standish Chard, Rev. EUery C. Clapp, 
Robert J. Cleeland, Prof, and Mrs. 
Clinton H. CoUester, Mr. and Mrs. 
F. A. Cook, Philip R. Cook, Mr. and 
Mrs. Frederick B. Cross, Dr. and Mrs. 
Ralph P. Cunningham, Mr. and Mrs. 
Charles H. Dayton, Arthur A. Dennen, 
John Eastman, Arthur F. Ells, Edwin 
F. Field, Howard B. Gibbs, Mr. and 
Mrs. Henry W^ Giese, Solyman G. 
Hamlin, Rev. and Mrs. Horace F. Hol- 
ton, Perley C. Hyde, Mr. and Mrs. 
Howard W. Irwin, Elmer S. Keay, 
Mr. and Mrs. David H. Keedy, Mr. 
and Mrs. Eldon B. Keith, Dr. and Mrs. 
Ralph P. Kent, Dr. and Mrs. Paul W. 
Kimball, S. Bowles King, Harry C. 
Lapham, Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Lum, 
Robert S. McClelland, Samuel C. 
McCheney, Robert W. Maynard, Prof, 
and Mrs. Anson E. Morse, Mr. and 
Mrs. Franklin B. Pease, Mr. and Mrs. 
N. Carlton Phillips, Rev. and Mrs. 
Jason N. Pierce, Mr. and Mrs. William 
S. Piper, T. Barnet Plimpton, Henry 
D. Randall, Rev. William Reid, Mr. 
and Mrs. David N. Skillings, Jr., Mr. 
and Mrs. Maurice H. Stearns, Mr. and 
Mrs. Meredith N. Stiles, Prof, and Mrs. 
Sylvan M. Stocking, Mr. and Mrs. 
Harry B. Taplin, Arthur M. Taylor, 
Mr. and Mrs. John F. White, Ralph 
T. Whitelaw, Richard S. Williams, Mr. 
and Mrs. Eugene S. Wilson, Dwight 
L. Woodberry. 

The Classes 




Prof. Augustus Howe Buck, the last 
living graduate of the Class of '49, died 
at Rostock, Germany, on April 15th. 
He was born in North Killingly (now 
Putnam), Conn., on December 9, 1825, 
and was fitted for college at the Quaboag 
Seminary, Warren, Mass. After gradu- 
ation from Amherst he taught in Hop- 
kins Academy, Hadley, Mass., 1852- 
1853, part of the time as assistant and 
part of the time as master; was prin- 
cipal of the Roxbury, Mass., Latin 
School 1853-1867; taught in the Am- 
herst High School 1869-1870; and was 
master in the Boston Latin School 
1870-1873. In 1874 he was appointed 
professor of Greek in Boston University 
and continued in that posit ion until 1 902, 
when he became professor emeritus. 

Professor Buck traveled and studied 
in Europe during the years 1863-1865, 
while on leave of absence from his teach- 
ing, and also during 1867-1869 and 1901- 
1902. After giving up active work he 
lived in Wellesley, Natick, and Newton, 
Mass., until 1907, when he sailed for 
Germany, where he resided for the rest 
of his life. 

Professor Buck conducted the first 
class exercise ever held in the College 
of Liberal Arts, Boston University. In 
January, 1903, he contributed $25,000 
to the endowment of the university, 
and in October of the same year he 
presented to the College of Liberal Arts 
a library of 1100 volumes from his pri- 
vate collection. Many of these books 
are of German publication and very 

rare. An unknown donor recently en- 
dowed a scholarship of $100,000 in 
Boston University to be named the 
Augustus Howe Buck Educational 

Professor Buck was married on Janu- 
ary 1, 1852, to Cloe Perry of Woodstock, 
Conn., who died April 17, 1863, and 
later to Louisa C. Mehlbach of Bart, 
Prussia, who survives him. There were 
three children. Henry, the only sur- 
viving son, is a resident of New York 


"I have no class notes to contribute," 
writes Charles Hallock, of Washington, 
D. C, "save to mention that Col. 
Alexander Crane of Scarsdale, N. Y., 
and Rev. Charles H. Holloway of Phila- 
delphia still live — both my elders." 


Word has just been received of the 
death, on April 30th, of Rev. Clinton 
M. Jones at his home in West Wood- 
stock, Conn. A fuller report will be 
given later. 

A portrait of the late Prof. William 
C. Esty has been presented to Amherst 
College and accepted by the trustees. 


A portrait of the late G. Henry 
Whitcomb has been presented to 
Amherst College and accepted by the 


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Herbert L. Bridgman, Secretary, 
604 Carleton Avenue, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

President Emeritus George Harris, 
of New York, conducted the last com- 
munion service of the year in the college 
church at Amherst on May 20th. 

Herbert L. Bridgman, business man- 
ager of the Brooklyn Standard Union, 
was elected on May 2d by the New 
York Legislature, a member of the Board 
of Regents of the State of New York. 
Concerning Mr. Bridgman, the Brook- 
lyn Eagle comments editorially: "In a 
sense it may be said that Mr. Bridgman 
belongs to the world. He has scaled 
the Mesa Escentada in Mexico, he 
commanded the Peary auxiliary expe- 
dition on the Diana, he is a just master 
of Arctic clubs, a geographer par excel- 
lence; he has been honored by the 
American Newspaper Publishers' Asso- 
ciation with their presidency, he is a 
lecturer familiar to Brooklyn Institute 
audiences. He is also a college man, a 
graduate of Amherst, and has been 
president of the Amherst Association 
in the Metropolis. Mr. Bridgman will 
make a valuable member of the Board 
of Regents. He has the education, the 
business experience, and that Brooklyn 
contact with citizenship that the posi- 
tion demands." 


Prof. Edwin A. Grosvenor, Secretary, 
Amherst, Mass. 

Rev. Payson W. Lyman is chairman 
of the War Relief Committee of the 
Social Federation of Churches of Fall 
River, Mass. 

Professor Emeritus Edwin A. Grosve- 
nor, president of the Phi Beta Kappa 
Society, presided at the ceremony of 
the initiation into the fraternity of 
Arthur J. Balfour, the British Foreign 
Minister, and several other members of 
the British Commission to the United 
States, at Washington on May 17th. 
Mr. Balfour and the other initiates are 
now honorary members of the Alpha 
Chapter of Virginia, founded at William 
and Mary College in 1776. 


William A. Brown, Secretary, 
17 State Street, New York City 

Rev. John H. Williams, D. D., is 
preaching in Honolulu this season. 

William A. Brown is at his summer 
home in Greenport, Long Island. 


William R. Brown, Secretary, 
18 East 41st Street, New York City 

Prof. W. T. Hewett of Cornell Uni- 
versity has been elected a member of 
the Royal Society of Literature of Great 
Britain. He has been made the Ameri- 
can representative of the committee ap- 
pointed to promote the intellectual and 
literary relations of the Allies, of which 
the Hon. H. A. L. Fisher, president of 
the British Board of Education, is 


Dr. John G. Stanton, Secretary, 
99 Huntington St., New London, Conn. 

Rev. James Luther Fowle died of 
apoplexy, on May 16th, at Newton 

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Lower Falls, Mass. He was born in 
Woburn, Mass., on December 29, 1847, 
and was fitted for college at the Woburn 
High School and by Mr. Thomas 
Emerson. After graduation he was 
assistant principal of the New York 
Juvenile Asylum, New York City, in 
1870; was with the firm of Fowle, 
Hibbard & Co., Boston, Mass., 1870- 
1871; and was sub-master of the 
Waltham, Mass., High School 1871- 
1875. He then studied theology at the 
Andover Theological Seminary 1875- 
1878, and was ordained on July 3, 1878. 
In that year he went to Cresarea, Tur- 
key, as a missionary of the American 
Board, and remained there until 1911, 
when he was obliged to give up work 
on account of failing health. Thereafter 
he made his home in Auburndale, Mass. 
His chief work was that of a touring 
missionary in Cappadocia, Galatia, and 
Lycaonia, working largely with young 
men of Greek and Armenian nationality. 
Mr. Fowle was married on August 
29, 1878, to Caroline P. Farnsworth, of 
Csesarea, who survives him. They had 
seven children, of whom six are living. 

Morse will provide for its annual care. 
Professor Morse, at the time of his 
death, was vice-president of the society. 


Rev. George L. Clark, Secretary, 
Wethersfield, Conn. 

Prof. John B. Clark, of Columbia 
University, is spending the summer in 
Amherst, having taken Professor Emer- 
son's house. 

John W. McElhinney, of Clayton, 
Mo., has been re-elected Judge of the 
Circuit Court of St. Louis County for a 
term of six years. 

Rev. George L. Clark, of Wethers- 
field, Conn., received the degree of 
Master of Arts at the recent Amherst 


Elihu G. Loomis, Secretary, 
15 State St., Boston, Mass. 


Prof. Herbert G. Lord, Secretary, 
623 West 113th St., New York City 

Prof. Herbert G. Lord, in the absence 
of Dean F. P. Keppel, who is serving as 
confidential secretary to Secretary 
Baker, of the War Department, has 
been appointed Acting Dean of Colum- 
bia College. 

Mrs. Anson Daniel Morse has given 
$200 to the Amherst Historical Society 
to make an old-fashioned garden and 
shrubbery border at the old Strong 
House, in memory of her husband, the 
late Prof. Anson D. Morse. Mrs. 

The Commencement season at Wil- 
liams was greatly saddened by the sud- 
den death on Friday, June 22d, of Prof. 
Leverett Mears, aged 67, professor of 
chemistry at Williams College, since 
1888. He died at his home in Williams- 
town. Professor Mears had been in 
rather poor health for the past few years, 
but refused to avail himself of the op- 
portunity to retire from active work. 
He walked up the hill to the chapel in 
the morning to judge the chapel chime- 
ringing contest and shortly afterward 
told Mr. Salter, who was another of the 
judges, that he felt faint. His condition 
was not thought to be serious, but he 
was taken to his home where he seemed 
to rally for a time. His heart failed to 


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respond to stimulants given to revive 
his strength and he passed into a state 
of unconsciousness about noon, dying 
at 1.30. 

Professor Mears was born in Essex, 
Mass., May 19, 1850, the son of David 
and Abigail Burnham Mears. He grad- 
uated from Amherst College in 1874 
and pursued graduate studies in Ger- 
many, receiving his Ph.D. degree from 
the University of Gottingen in 1876. 
He returned to this country and was 
appointed instructor in chemistry at 
Amherst College, where he taught from 
1876 to 1881, when he went to Williams 
as instructor in physics and chemistry, 
and in 1888 was made professor of the 
chemistry department, which position 
he held until his death. In 1888 he was 
given an honorary M. A. degree by Wil- 
liams College. He was greatly loved by 
all the students and faculty. Seniors 
have almost invariably testified to their 
esteem in their class book. 

Professor Mears's interest was not 
confined solely to the college, as he took 
much interest in the affairs of the town, 
especially along educational lines. He 
was a member of the school committee 
of the town at the time of his death, 
after serving the town for four consecu- 
tive terms of three years each. 

Professor Mears was married to Mary 
E. Brainerd, of St. Albans, Vt., in 1878. 
She died in 1907. He married Miss 
Elizabeth Addis, of Newark, N. J., 
June 9, 1909. He is survived by his 
widow, and three sons by his first mar- 
riage, Brainerd, assistant professor of 
chemistry at Williams; Leverett E., 
who is a government chemist in the 
Charlestown Navy Yard, and Frederick 
W. Mears of New York City, and one 
daughter, Mrs. Stuart E. Sherman of 
Urbana, 111. He also leaves two children 
by his second marriage, Elizabeth and 
Ella Mears. 

He was a member of the American 
Chemical Society and was a member of 
the United States Assay Commission in 
1898, 1907, and 1908. Professor Mears 
wrote several books and scientific arti- 
cles for magazines. His chief works are 
"Lecture Notes on Chemistry" and 
"Qualitative Analysis," two leading 
textbooks on chemistry. 

The funeral was held from the 
Thompson Memorial Chapel on Mon- 
day, June 25th, at 4 o'clock, and was 
largely attended. The services were 
conducted by President H. A. Garfield, 
of Williams, John Denison, and Dr. J. 
F. Carter. Burial took place in the 
college cemetery. The Class of '74 sent 
a memorial wreath of roses. 


Edward Barton George died from 
complications following an operation, 
on Maj' 9th, in Boston. Interment was 
in Greenwood Cemetery, Haverhill, 
Mass. He was born in Haverhill, 
August 19, 1852, and fitted for college 
at the Haverhill High School. After 
three terms at Amherst College, 1871- 
1872, he studied law in the oflace of 
Jeremiah P. Jones of Haverhill, and was 
admitted to the Essex County bar at 
Lawrence, Mass., in March, 1876. 
From then until his death he practiced 
law in Haverhill. 

Mr. George was clerk of the police 
court of Haverhill, 1877-1896, and 
clerk of courts for Essex County, 1896- 
1917. When not occupied with his 
court duties he engaged in farming. 
He was Master of Merrimack Lodge of 
Masons in 1886 and 1887, and High 
Priest of Pentucket Chapter,. R. A. M., 
the same years. Later he became Ex- 
alted Ruler of Haverhill Lodge of Elks. 
He was a member of Haverhill CouncU 
and Haverhill Commandery, Knights 

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Templar, a Past Noble Grand of Mizpah 
Lodge of Odd Fellows, a member of 
Palestine Lodge, Knights of Pythias, of 
which he was one of the founders, and a 
member of the Wachusett and Pen- 
tucket Clubs. Among the members of 
his profession he was held in the highest 

Mr. George was married on^April 12, 
1887, to Anna D. Tuttle of Boston, who 
died May 6, 1899; on August:15, 1900, 
to Elizabeth H. Train of^Providence, 
R. L, who died October 19, 1902, and 
on October 3, 1906, to Mary L. Boody 
of Haverhill, who survives him. There 
were three children: Mary E., Barbara, 
and Joseph J., all of whom are living in 

Highway Commission until his death, 
engaging also in the brokerage business. 
He received the M. A. degree from 
Amherst in 1879. 

Mr. Marsh was married on August 
10. 1881, to Emma R. Wiggin, of Exe- 
ter, N. H., who survives him. He also 
leaves two children, Clarence E., of 
Melrose, and Arthur B., of Washington, 
D. C. 


Rev. a. DeW. Mason, Secretary, 
222 Garfield Place, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

The account of the class reunion will 
be found on page 261. 


William M. Ducker, Secretary, 
'ill Broadway, New York City 

John B. Stanchfield, Esq., of New 
York, was appointed by Mayor Mitchell 
as a member of the executive committee 
to receive the French and British War 


Edward Baxter Marsh died of a shock 
April 3, 1917, at his home in Melrose, 
Mass. He was born in Greenfield, 
Mass., on November 22, 1853, and fitted 
for college at Phillips Exeter Academy. 
After graduating from Amherst he 
taught at the Monson, Mass., Academy 
in 1876, at the Connecticut Literary 
Institute, Sheffield, Conn.,;^ 1877-1878, 
and in the Amherst High School, 1878- 
1879. In 1879-1880 he studied at the 
Rochester Theological Seminary. He 
was registrar at Amherst College, 1880- 
1895, assistant instructor in Latin, 
1881-1883, and assistant librarian, 1880- 
1885. In 1895 he removed to Boston 
where he was clerk in the Massachusetts 

A couple of corrections of addresses 
have reached the secretary since the 
publication of the class book. Reynolds 
is at Whiting Lane (instead of Whitney 
Street), Hartford, Conn., and Dresser is 
at the Oakland Hotel, Oakland (instead 
of Berkeley), Cal. 

Bob Lewis did not respond to the 
secretary's letters in time to get into the 
class book, but was present at the re- 
union. He still lives at Walpole, Mass., 
and is busily and successfully engaged 
in mechanical engineering work. 

Classmates not now subscribing are 
requested to take the Amherst Gradu- 
ates' Quarterly for the next five 
years, as all class news will be published 
in its columns rather than sent, as here- 
tofore, in circular letters or annual 
reports. This method of giving the 
news of the class will provide more 
frequent information at far less cost and 
labor. Classmates not taking the 
Quarterly may obtain a free sample 
copy if they will send their names to 
the secretary. 

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Prof. H. Norman Gardiner, Secretary, 
187 Main Street, Northampton, Mass. 

Walter B. Mossman, of Brookline, 
Mass., was one of the speakers at the 
annual meeting of the Massachusetts 
Congregational Conference held re- 
cently in Taunton, Mass. 

Prof. William L. Cowles was recently 
appointed a member of the Executive 
Committee of the newly organized 
Williston Alumni Association. At the 
annual meeting of the Northampton 
High School Alumni Association Pro- 
fessor Cowles paid a splendid tribute to 
the late Prof. Levi H. Elwell '75. 


Prof. J. Franklin Jameson, Secretary, 
1140 Woodward Bldg.,Washington,D.C. 

Princeton University conferred the 
degree of LL.D. at this year's Com- 
mencement on President Frank Johnson 
Goodnow, of Johns Hopkins University. 

Augustus Schell Hutchins, Esq., of 
New York City, was married in Brook- 
lyn, N. Y., on February 5th, to Miss 
Mary Josephine Johnson. He continues 
to reside at 253 West 101st Street. 

On June 21st, Dr. Nehemiah Boynton 
oflBciated at the wedding of his daughter 
Marjory Lillian to Charles B. Rugg, 
'11, of Worcester, Mass. 


Henry P. Field, Secretary, 
Northampton, Mass. 

The Rev. John DePeu, pastor of the 
First Congregational Church in Wil- 

liamstown, Mass., died at the Roosevelt 
Hospital, New York. May 22, 1917, as 
the result of an operation for appendici- 
tis. Mr. DePeu was born in Bingham- 
ton. New York, April 16, 1858. He 
graduated from Amherst in 1880 and 
from the Union Seminary in 1883. In 
college he was recognized as a fine 
scholar and an exceptional speaker and 
writer. He won the Athenae prize in 
his Freshman year, the Ely prize in his 
Junior year, and was class orator. 
After his ordination he was settled for 
a short time at Whitney's Point, New 
York. From 1885 to 1897 he was pastor 
of the Congregational Chiu-ch in Nor- 
folk, Conn., and 1897 to 1911, pastor 
of the First Church at Bridgeport, 
Conn. In 1912 he went to Williams- 
town. He had been chaplain of the 
Connecticut Society Sons of the Amer- 
ican Revolution, director in the Mis- 
sionary Society of Connecticut, member 
of the executive committee of the Con- 
gregational Home Missionary Society, 
and corporate member of the American 

The following is taken from a notice 
of Mr. DePeu prepared for The Congre- 
gatwnalist by the Rev. Parris T. Far- 
well, his classmate: 

"These are some of the outward and 
obvious facts in this life. More im- 
portant than these Avere the warm 
heart, the attractive personality, the 
fine Christian spirit, the strength of 
character, the moral courage, the devo- 
tion to truth, the hatred of cant and 
hypocrisy and the eloquence and ear- 
nestness in presenting the truth, which 
marked this pastor and preacher. Mr. 
DePeu has been a leader in all good 
works in each community to which he 
has ministered, a good example of the 
best type of the Christian minister and 
citizen. And we do not forget that 
through all his ministry there has been 
by his side, equally beloved by the 
people of each parish, his faithful help- 
meet, an unfailing source of courage 

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and inspiration, Mary Freeman DePeu, 
who now alone survives him." 

Prof. William A. Merrill, of the Latin 
department of the University of Cali- 
fornia, recently published a pamphlet 
entitled "Criticism of the Text of Lu- 
cretius with Suggestions for its Im- 

Rev. George H. Cummings has moved 
from West Boylston to Thorndike, 
Mass., where he is interested in pro- 
moting gardening among the employes 
of the Thorndike Company, who have 
been provided with plots averaging 
40 by 50 feet. 

Bronson's daughter enters the Capen 
School, Northampton, Mass., this fall. 

Cummings's son, who is a Sophomore 
at Amherst, pitched the Commencement 
game with Williams, which Amherst 
won, 2 to 1. 

Gillett was chaplain at the celebra- 
tion of the Third Quarter Centennial of 
Williston Seminary this June. He is 
also acting chairman of the Board of 
Trustees of Smith College imtil the new 
president is chosen. 

Goodrich's daughter. Miss Frances 
Goodrich, a graduate of Vassar, was 
married this spring to Mr. Robert 
Ames. Both Miss Goodrich and Mr. 
Ames were members for several years 
of the Northampton Players and during 
the past winter have been playing in a 
successful Broadway production. 

Headley delivered the address on 
"The Flag" at the Patriots' Day cele- 
bration at New Bedford, Mass. 

Keith is Deputy Grand Master of the 
Grand Council of Royal Select Masters 
of Massachusetts, a Masonic organiza- 

Perkins is Sergeant in the Home 
Defence Company at Wellesley, Mass. 

Stuart's daughter graduated at Dana 
Hall, Wellesley, in June and enters 
Smith College this fall. 

Warren is president of the Amherst 
Alumni Association of Hartford and 

H. P. Field is president of the Amherst 
Association of the Connecticut Valley. 


Frank H. Parsons, Secretary, 
60 Wall Street, New York City 

Lawrence F. Abbott has been ap- 
pointed one of the honorary advisers of 
the Russian Information Bureau, formed 
to foster better commercial relations 
between this country and Russia. 


John P. Cushinq, Secretary, 
Whitneyville, Conn. 

The Class of '82 held a successful 
35-year reunion in Amherst in June. 
On Monday evening, June 18th, the 
class held a banquet in Walker Hall 
which was attended by 28 members. 
President Frank C. Partridge presided 
and the speakers included all the mem- 
bers present. The following officers 
were elected for the next five years: 
President, Partridge; secretary. Gush- 
ing; treasurer, Wier; historian, Albree. 

]VIr. Albree's report of the reunion 
will be found on page 262. 


Dr. John B. Walker, Secretary, 
61 East 50th Street, New York City 


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Rev. David P. Hatch has accepted a 
call from Goffstown, N. H., to Lancas- 
ter, Mass., and began his new duties 
May 1st. 

Rev. Cornelius H. Patton, D. D., of 
Boston, was one of the speakers at the 
annual meeting of the Massachusetts 
Congregational Conference held re- 
cently in Taunton, Mass. 

Arthiu- P. Rugg, Esq., chief justice 
of the Supreme Court of Massachusetts, 
has been chosen permanent trustee of 
Amherst College to succeed the late 
Rev. Dr. William Hayes Ward. 

Henry T. Rainey, Congressman from 
Dlinois, is the ranking Democratic mena- 
ber on the Ways and Means Committee 
of the House. He is on the sub-com- 
mittee which prepares the emergency 
war revenue bills and assisted in the 
preparation of the recent bond issue 
bill, the largest ever considered by any 
legislative body. He serves as one of 
the conferees on the part of the House 
when these bills are whipped into shape. 
He was also a member of the sub-com- 
mittee which passed the recent war 
revenue bill. 


WiLLARD H. Wheeler, Secretary, 
2 Maiden Lane, New York City 

As to war news, the sons of '84 are 
engaging actively if their fathers are to 
be considered as engaging passively. 
Atwater has three sons at it, two in 
France now and one here. Bassett, 
Butler, Hatheway, Low, W. S. Robinson 
and F. M. Smith all have boys at it. 
Wadsworth, who has the class cup boy, 
says the kid is a regular army engineer. 
Miller and Kinsley both have boys in 
the regular army. Those men who pos- 
sess girls only are bragging of how many 

yards of worsted are consumed daily in 
their respective households. Those who 
can boast of neither boy nor girl are 
doing their bit in home defense work, 
of whom the secretary is one. 

The annual '84 prize for the Amherst 
class singing contest was turned over 
this year to a prize for a class competi- 
tion in military drill, but the contest 
never came ofF; there was no time for it. 

Edward M. Bassett was appointed 
by Mayor Mitchel of New York as a 
member of the Mayor's Independence 
Day Committee to determine ways and 
means of appropriately celebrating the 
Fourth of July this year. 

S. H. Kinsley has been active in the 
Liberty Loan campaign and in recruit- 
ing for the Red Cross. His son is Pro- 
visional Second Lieutenant in the Regu- 
lar Army. 


Charles F. Marble, Secretary, 
4 Marble Street, Worcester, Mass. 

Secretary of State Robert Lansing 
received the honorary degree of LL.D. 
at the Princeton Commencement in 

Dr. Ralph H. Seelye, of Springfield, 
Mass., has been appointed to a Massa- 
chusetts sub-committee on hygiene, 
medicine, and sanitation. 

Secretary Lansing took part by letter 
in a remarkable educational conference 
held at Princeton on June id in defense 
of the teaching of the classics and in 
opposition to the utilitarian theories of 
Dr. Abraham Flexner of the General 
Education Board: 

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"I am convinced that the study of 
the classics," Secretary Lansing wrote, 
"furnishes a man with mental processes 
which he cannot otherwise acquire, that 
it elevates him above the materialistic 
and gives him a loftier conception of the 
realities. It is my opinion that the ex- 
tension of classical studies in our institu- 
tions of higher learning should be 
generally encouraged." 


Fkederic B. Pratt, Secretary, 
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

The 1917 Fusion Committee of New 
York City has announced the selection 
of George Barry Mallon, formerly city 
editor of The New York Sun and now 
secretary and treasurer of the Ridgeway 
publications and associate editor of the 
Butterick Publishing Company, to be 
publicity director of the Fusion cam- 
paign. The announcement was made 
by William Hamlin Childs on behalf of 
the committee. 

Mr. Mallon is to take an extended 
leave of absence from the Ridgeway 
Company with the understanding that 
he will renew his connections at the close 
of the municipal campaign. He was 
assistant city editor of The Sun until 
1902 and was city editor from 1902 to 
1913. Mr. Mallon is president of the 
Sun Alumni Association and president 
of the New York Alumni Association of 
Amherst College. 

Frederic B. Pratt received the degree 
of Ph.D. at the Amherst Commence- 
ment in June, in recognition of his 
achievements as an educator. He was 
appointed by the Mayor of New York 
City a member of the committee se- 
lected to welcome the Russian War 

The Class of '87 held its 30-year re- 
union in Amherst in June, with a large 
attendance. The headquarters were in 

the Carter cottage on South Prospect 
Street. On Monday evening, June 18th, 
the class held an informal dinner at 
which about 20 members were present. 
Professor Genung was the guest of 
honor, and the only speech of the 
evening was an informal talk on war 
conditions in France by Alvan F. San- 
born, who served for two years in the 
French army until invalided home. 
Class officers were elected as follows: 
President, Andrew P. Alvord; secretary, 
Frederic B. Pratt; treasurer, Arthur C. 
Rounds. Mr. Bliss's report of the re- 
union will be found on page 262. 

Alvan F. Sanborn, who received the 
degree of Litt.D. from Amherst at 
Commencement, sailed last month to 
become the chief interpreter to Gen. 
John J. Pershing and the officers of the 
American Army stationed in France. 


Asa G. Baker, Secretary, 
6 Cornell Street, Springfield, Mass. 

Rev. David L. Kebbe has resigned 
his pastorate of the Village Church of 
Cummington, Mass., and has accepted 
a call to the Congregational Church in 
Somersville, Conn. Mr. Kebbe was 
chaplain of the grange, secretary of the 
town improvement society, and an 
active promoter of the Boy Scout move- 
ment in Cummington. 


Henrt H. Bosworth, Secretary, 
15 Elm Street, Springfield, Mass. 

Stuart W. French, under date of July 
4th, writes as follows: "Some months 
ago the Governor called together forty 
or fifty representative men of the State 
to discuss ways and means of forming 
the Defense Council. I met with this 


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body and was one of five appointed as a 
committee on organization. We sub- 
divided the work into some fifteen dif- 
ferent committees such as military, food, 
agriculture, mining and manufacturing, 
transportation, labor, et cetera. The 
chief work as developments have taken 
place has been done by the food com- 
mittee, the work of the military and 
defense committees being largely in at- 
tempting to raise our State Militia con- 
tingent up to full strength. I am on the 
mines and manufactures committee of 
the Council of Defense whose work is 
largely statistical in bringing together 
the resources of the State which are 
mostly mining and smelting. All the 
Amherst men are engaged in Red Cross 
and Y. M. C. A. committee work." 


George C. Coit, Secretary, 
6 Beacon Street, Boston, Mass. 

The University of Chicago Press has 
published recently a volume by Herbert 
Wright Gates, superintendent of the 
Brick Church Institute of Rochester, 
N. Y., and director of religious educa- 
tion at Brick Church, entitled "Recrea- 
tion and the Church." 

Prof. John Mantel Clapp, secretary 
of the American Speech League, and 
recently professor of English at Lake 
Forest College and director of the Lake 
Forest Neighborhood Theater, is de- 
livering a series of lectures throughout 
the country on modern literature, con- 
versation, and salesmanship. His ad- 
dress is 8 East 34th Street, New York 

J. Herbert Low has been appointed 
principal of the Erasmus Hall High 
School of Brooklyn, N. Y. The publi- 
cation School recently published his 
portrait and an article on the man and 
his work. The article said, in part: 

"He was born in Bradford, Vt., but 
his parents moved to Brooklyn in 1872 
when he was but four years old and his 
life has been identified with the "City 
of Churches and Homes" ever since 
except when he was in Europe. He at- 
tended Public School 35, Miss Lawrence 
principal, and Public School 11, when 
Leroy F. Lewis, an old-time Brooklyn 
schoolmaster was principal. He en- 
tered Adelphi Academy in 1882 when 
Dr. Albert C. Perkins who had come 
from the Phillips Exeter Academy was 
the head and was graduated in 1886 
with Dr. Perkins' son Charles Perkins, 
former District Attorney. Mr. Low 
entered Amherst in the fall of 1886 
without his mind definitely made up as 
to his future, but apparently Amherst 
which seems to have the divine faculty 
of training successful teachers settled 
his future for him. Mr. Low was grad- 
uated in 1890 and then returned to 
Brooklyn resolved to give teaching a 
trial. He taught in the Brooklyn Poly- 
technic Institute for three years in his- 
tory and Latin. In 1893 he decided to 
complete his studies abroad and entered 
Berlin University. There he remained 
four years studying history, philosophy, 
and art. He was fortunate enough in 
having Herman Grimm, the greatest art 
critic of the day, for his teacher. He 
also cultivated music. He plays the 
piano and has written songs. He wrote 
his class song at Adelphi and also the 
prize song for the Manual Training High 
School. The next two years Mr. Low 
spent in London and Paris studying 
library work. He returned home with 
his mind made up to teach. 

"Dr. Gunnison was developing Eras- 
mus Hall High School at that time and 
he was glad to welcome Mr. Low into 
the ranks of his profession and ap- 
pointed him a teacher in history. Mr. 
Low soon acquired a reputation, so the 
graduates who were under him say, of 
knowing how to make the boys work. 
They speak of him now as a young man 
with a magnetic personality, with en- 
thusiasm and a genuineness. The boys 
caught his spirit and liked ta be in his 
class. Work was his ideal and he taught 
the boys and girls under him to like to 
work. For ten years Mr. Low remained 
in Erasmus and was regarded as one of 
Dr. Gimnison's right hand men. But 

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a promotion came to him which he 
could not decline, and that was as first 
assistant and head of department in the 
Manual Training High School under 
Dr. Charles D. Larkins. Dr. Gunnison 
afterwards privately told some of his 
friends that when he should retire as 
principal of Erasmus, Mr. Low was 
one of those from whom he wished his 
successor to be chosen. In time Mr. 
Low became Dr. Larkins' right hand 
man. He was faculty adviser of first 
year pupils from 1909 to 1914, first 
alternate to principal for seven years 
and administrative assistant from 1914 
to 1916. 

"In addition Mr. Low has long been 
active in the educational and civic 
affairs of his home city. He has been 
known for years to thousands of Brook- 
lyn people who attend the Brooklyn 
Institute as one of its lecturers and 
oflBcers. He is also prominent in civic 
work as President of the Brooklyn Mu- 
nicipal Club. He is an active church 
worker and a member of the Committee 
on Education of the Y. M. C. A. He 
was secretary of the Maxwell House 
Social Settlement; he was chairman of 
the Pageant Committee at the time of 
Brooklyn's historical pageant in 1915. 
He was also lecturer on history and 
political science in the New York Uni- 
versity from 1909 until 1915. Of late 
years Mr. Low has been lecturing on 
problems before the United States such 
as its relations to Latin America. 

"Mr. Low will maintain the tradi- 
tions of Erasmus, developing a policy 
as it may be needed to meet the new 
conditions. But the school will remain 
primarily a fitting school for college and 

E. D. Raymond was chairman of the 
Fairhaven, Vt., committee for raising 
the town's share of the $100,000,000 
Red Cross Fund. 


Nathan P. Avery, Secretary, 
362 Dwight Street, Holyoke, Mass. 

Dr. Thomas W. Jackson, for some 
time active in relief work among the 

war-stricken Serbians, is now lecturing 
in this country on the work of the 
American Red Cross Sanitation Com- 
mission in Serbia during the year 1915. 
On May 6th he spoke before the Am- 
herst College Christian Association. 

Dr. Jackson's experience has been 
both civil and military. It began in the 
typhoid fever camps of the South in the 
Spanish American war in 1898. He 
helped fight the malaria epidemic in 
Cuba during the first American occu- 
pation. He has done government serv- 
ice in the Philippine Islands through 
epidemics of cholera, malaria and the 
bubonic plague, and has had experience 
with lepers on the southern islands. In 
1915 he was the executive officer of the 
American Red Cross Expedition to 
Serbia and since then has been in the 
municipal health work in this country. 
He is now the assistant health commis- 
sioner for Pennsylvania. 

Rev. John Timothy Stone, D. D., 
LL. D., of Chicago, has been re-elected 
alumnus trustee of Amherst College. 

Hon. N. P. Avery was the chief 
speaker at the flag raising of the White 
& Wyckoff Mfg. Co. in Holyoke, Mass., 
on April 18th. 

H. Miles Nims, of Troy, N. Y., has 
written the secretary an interesting let- 
ter describing his experiences serving 
with his regiment on the border last 
year. In September he was discharged 
because of ill health. "The hearing in 
my left ear is slightly affected," he 
writes, "but otherwise I am O. K. and 
weigh more than ever. My boy (only 
nineteen years old) has taken up the 
game and has enlisted in my old com- 
pany. Company A, 2nd Regiment, New 
York, and from all accounts is doing 
very well." 

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George A. Morse, of Brooklyn, N. Y., 
has enlisted in the Naval Reserve and 
has been assigned to the second in com- 
mand of a submarine chaser in active 


DiMON Roberts, Secretary, 
43 South Summit St., Ypsilanti, Mich. 

The Class of '92, which was to have 
held its 25-year reunion in Amherst this 
year, postponed the reunion for one 
year owing to the unsettled war condi- 
tions and the lack of a normal Com- 
mencement program. Plans for next 
June will depend on conditions at that 

Mrs. Robert L. Williston, who had 
been seriously ill for some time, died in 
Florida, May 9th. Mr. Williston had 
taken her there hoping that the warmer 
climate and the change would be bene- 

Addison A. Ewing, who for several 
years has been rector of a large Episco- 
pal church in Madison, Wis., is now 
rector of Emanuel Church, New Castle, 

Mr. Harry B. Williams now holds a 
commission as captain in the Quarter- 
master's corps stationed at 7 Norman 
Road, Newton Highlands, Mass. 

Mr. J. Alfred Chard has the rank of 
captain in the National Guard of New 
York State and is now doing active 
duty as a recruiting oflBcer. 

Ambert G. Moody has been ap- 
pointed by President Wilson a member 
of the Board to pass on exemptions from 
military duty of citizens registered in 

the 8th Massachusetts division, which 
includes Amherst, five other Hampshire 
County towns, and eleven Franklin 
County towns. 

Major Frederic Augustus Washburn 
is Commander of Base Hospital No. 6, 
Massachusetts General Hospital, which 
has recently sailed for France. Officers, 
enlisted men, and nurses of this hospital 
number 200. 


Frederick S. Allis, Secretary, 
Amherst, Mass. 

Rev. Lewis T. Reed, of Brooklyn, 
N. Y., has been elected vice-president 
of the Brooklyn Congregational Club. 

A leave of absence for the next college 
year has been granted by the trustees to 
Dr. Herbert P. Gallinger, associate pro- 
fessor of history at Amherst College. 

Robert I. Walker has volunteered for 
service abroad as a surgeon and in the 
meantime is raising a good crop of pota- 
toes and other products on his 12-acre 
place at Dartmouth, Mass. 

Rev. Frederick W. Beekman has been 
appointed by the Governor of Pennsyl- 
vania a member of a Committee on 
Conservation and Preparedness of his 
county and during July and August 
will deliver public lectures under the 
auspices of the National Security 
League. He was offered and accepted 
a commission in the proposed Roosevelt 
expedition. He was the orator at a big 
flag raising at South Bethlehem, Pa., 
on June 14th. 

George L. Hamilton is a major in the 
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OflScers' Reserve Corps now serving on 
General Bell's staff as assistant to the 
Department Quartermasters with sta- 
tion in the Supplies Division at Gov- 
ernor's Island. His office handles sup- 
plies for all troops in the Eastern De- 
partment whether Regular Army, Na- 
tional Guard or National Army. 

R. E. S. Olmstead has been composing 
war songs which have been favorably 
received wherever they have been sung. 

Harry G. Kimball is a member of the 
Washington, D. C, Home Defense 
League, 5th Precinct, and drills every 
Monday evening. " If the Germans try 
to take Washington," Kimball writes, 
"they had better look out for us." 

Charles H. Keating is a member of 
the Selective Conscription Board of his 
home county, Mansfield, Ohio, ap- 
pointed by the President of the United 
States and the Clerk of the Board. 

truck for my own needs and a little more 
besides, which I may dump on the mar- 
ket at cost. When you hear over in 
New England that the price of potatoes 
has dropped to 50 . cents a bushel and 
onions and other stuff sell for only a 
few cents you will know that I have 
begun my bear operations." Kennedy 
was recently appointed a member of the 
Executive Committee of the newly or- 
ganized Williston Alumni Association. 

Rev. J. A. Goodrich is Scoutmaster 
of the Boy Scouts Troop of Jefferson, 
Ohio, which is cultivating three acres of 
land. They have one-half acre of beans, 
one-half acre of potatoes and two acres 
of corn. Goodrich was also a member of 
one of the Jefferson teams in the Red 
Cross campaign. 

Harbaugh was a member of the Corn- 
ing, Ohio, team in the recent Red Cross 
drive. His team brought in three times 
as much as was asked for officially. 

Dr. Frank H. Smith is chairman of 
the Public Safety Committee of Hadley, 

Silas Reed is a member of the Taun- 
ton Company of the Massachusetts 
State Guard and has contributed an 
acre of land for planting to the local 
Conservation Committee. Reed is also 
chairman of the Board of Trustees of 
Sabbatia Lodge, No. 2£5, I. O. O. F. 

Herman Babson is at Chautauqua, 
attending a training camp for patriotic 
speakers, and expects to do some cam- 
paigning this summer. He has been a 
member of the Military Committee at 
Purdue Liniversity for some time. 

Manwell has been helping in the Red 
Cross campaign in Austinburg, Ohio, 
and is cultivating between two and 
three acres of land. 

Kennedy writes: "I am doing what 
I can — my little bit. I am a member of 
the Depot Unit, Company M, 10th 
Regiment, National Guards, New York, 
and a cultivator of three good sized 
gardens on vacant lots, the only returns 
in previous years being a nice crop of 
taxes. This year I expect to get enough 
potatoes, squash, and other garden 

Frederick S. Allis, secretary of the 
Amherst Alumni Council, is spending 
the summer vacation months at Han- 
cock Point, Me. 

Charles D. Norton, Vice-President of 
the First National Bank of New York 
City, has been appointed by President 
Wilson, a member of the War Counc 

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of the National Red Cross. This War 
Council, of which Henry P. Davison, of 
the J. P. Morgan Company is chairman 
will assume direct supervision of all the 
work of the Red Cross organization 
which will include not only relief on the 
battlefield but relief to civilians as well 
who are indirect sufferers from the war. 

Under the title "Three Years of Good 
Work," the Kewanee Star Courier com- 
mended in a recent editorial the work 
of Frank Lay as president of the Civic 
Club of Kewanee, 111. "After three 
years of remarkable efficient service, F. 
M. Lay has given up the duties of 
president of the Civic Club of Kewanee. 
. . . The city as a whole, and not 
merely the club over which he has pre- 
sided, owes a great deal to Mr. Lay's 
unselfish, aggressive, and progressive 
work during these three years. The 
value of his service is generally under- 
stood and appreciation is voiced in 
every quarter in which there is any 
comprehension of the many problems 
that have been confronted, of the heavy 
tasks that have been undertaken, and 
of the numerous successes that have 
been recorded — all of them for Kewan- 
ee's good. The Civic Club has helped 
to bring Kewanee into the right spirit 
for accomplishing things for the public 
benefit. In that, if in nothing else, it 
has served the community splendidly. 
But it has, in addition, many specific 
things of a tangible nature to its credit. 
... A man should not have to die to 
have some recognition voiced of public- 
spirited service, beyond the ordinary. 
So it is something which we are sure 
will be approved by the community 
that Mr. Lay should be informed, as he 
relinquishes his official duties with the 
Civic Club, that the people of Kewanee 
are aware of what he has done and are 
appreciative of it." 

Following is part of a letter written 
to the secretary by Lieutenant-Colonel 
Frank B. Cummings, 2nd Maine In- 
fantry, from the School of Musketry, 
Fort Sill, Okla.: 

"As I wrote you last year from 

Laredo, my services were claimed for 
the period of border service last year, 
my regiment being in service from June 
till the last of October, and dm-ing two 
months of that time covering ninety- 
eight miles of Texas border — and a 
thoroughly worthless border which 
ought to have offered a prize for an 
invasion, as there were miles after miles 
of unsettled desert, with mesquite and 
cactus and wild grass the only growing 
things in the shape of vegetation, and 
rabbits, quail, wild hogs, and rattle- 
snakes the only animate things. 

" My desire was strong to resign upon 
my retm-n, but I was informed that my 
colonel was to get out and I felt that we 
both ought not to, so this spring finds 
me serving my country again. My 
regiment was called into service April 
13th and has been guarding bridges in 
Maine up to yesterday when they were 
assembled at the state campground. 
The last of May I was ordered here on 
special detail, to attend the School of 
Musketry, and the work is ritally es- 
sential and very interesting, while the 
heat here is something intense for a 
man from the North where there has 
been nothing but cold and rain. One 
hundred and twelve in the shade here 
last Sunday. This detail lasts until 
August 1st, when I will be ordered to 
rejoin my regiment wherever it may be 
at that time, and, while I enjoy the 
work immensely here and the heat is 
not taking hold as a muggy day up 
North does, I shall be mighty glad to 
see the old bunch once more. 

"As to the future of oiu* outfit, you 
know as much as I do now — or as I will 
until we are ordered somewhere — but 
my wife and two children are here with 
me and will go with me wherever I am 
ordered so long as I am on this side of 
the Atlantic, so the Cummings family 
is keeping happy. I would surely like 
a look at old Amherst some of these hot 
days, with its cool breezes and its won- 
derful shade trees, for where we are 
working shade trees are at a premium 
and our work is mostly out of doors day 
times, and inside studying in- classrooms 
evenings. Not much time for loaf be- 
tween 6 A. M. and 9.30 p. m., but the 
rest of the time we have to ourselves. 
So you see another ex-'93 man is doing 
his bit." 

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Henry E. Whitcomb, Secretary, 
State Mutual Bldg., Worcester, Mass. 

By consolidation of the Volkman and 
Noble & Greenough Preparatory Schools 
of Boston, effective this fall, George F. 
Fiske, who has been secretary of the 
Noble & Greenough School, becomes 
assistant principal and in active charge 
of the consolidated schools. 

her last war loan, the percentage was 
about 17. In this campaign Rochester 
secured between 61,000 and 62,000 sub- 
scriptions out of a population of 249,000, 
or a subscription from one out of four 
of the population. If the subscriptions 
by employers had been the same pro- 
portionately for the whole country as 
they were in Rochester there would 
have been 20,000,000 subscribers to the 
loan, which would have totaled 

Henry E. Whitcomb on July 2d 
moved his oflBces to the State Mutual 
Building, one of the largest office build- 
ings in the city of Worcester, Mass. 

Luther E. Smith was recently ap- 
pointed a member of the executive 
committee of the newly organized 
Williston Alumni Association. 

The German-American Button Com- 
pany, of which Henry T. Noyes is treas- 
urer, has taken action under the laws of 
New York State to have its name 
changed. The company has felt that 
in view of existing international condi- 
tions, the present name is subject to 
misinterpretation. The firm will do 
business hereafter under the name of 
"Art in Buttons, Incorporated." 

Henry T. Noyes, as chairman of the 
Manufacturers' Committee on the 
Liberty Loan in Rochester, N. Y., was 
largely responsible for the remarkable 
record made by that city. He was 
charged with the duty of collecting 
subscriptions through employers and 
succeeded in obtaining 42,000 subscrip- 
tions, though many employers reported 
directly through their banks rather than 
through him. He reports that 20 per 
cent, of the population of Rochester 
became subscribers. In England, on 


William S. Tyler, Secretary, 
30 Church Street, New York City 

Rev. Jay T. Stocking, D. D., of Upper 
Montclair, N. J., has gone into army 
Y. M. C. A. work and at last reports 
was stationed at Fort Myer, Va. He 
has been given leave of absence from 
his church. 

Dwight W. Morrow was one of the 
speakers at a big mass meeting held in 
Cooper Union, New York, on June 4th, 
to advance the cause of the Liberty 
Loan, at which Secretary of the Treas- 
ury William G. McAdoo was the 
principal speaker. 

Herbert L. Pratt has presented the 
Brooklyn Department of Parks with a 
collection of rare tropical plants. 

The law firm of Roelker, Bailey & 
Stiger, of which Alfred Roelker, Jr., 
and William D. Stiger are members, 
has been dissolved by mutual consent. 
Messrs. Alfred Roelker, Jr., Theodore 
L. Bailey, and William D. Stiger will 
continue the general practice of the law 
at 80 Broadway, New York, instead of 
62 William Street, as heretofore. 


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Thomas B. Hitchcock, Secretary, 
200 Devonshire Street, Boston, Mass. 

Mrs. Ethel Eames Sanderson, wife of 
Rev. Edward F. Sanderson '96, formerly 
pastor of the Church of the Pilgrims, 
Brooklyn, N. Y., and a daughter of 
Francis L. Eames, formerly president 
of the New York Stock Exchange, died 
on May 30th at the Sanderson summer 
home on Wallack's Point, Stamford, 
Conn. She was born in Brooklyn, 
April 12th, 1877. 

Prof. Frederick B. Loomis has been 
made head of the geology department 
of Amherst College to succeed Prof. B. 
K. Emerson '65, who is retiring from 
active work. Professor Loomis has 
been connected with the biology de- 
partment since 1897, having become an 
instructor in 1899 and assistant pro- 
fessor of corporate anatomy in 1908. 

Frederic C. Ellis, a member of the 
law firm Lines, Spooner, Ellis & Quarles 
of Milwaukee, was found dead in Madi- 
son, Wis., outside of the Park Hotel, 
April 19th. He is thought to have 
fallen from a window while walking in 
his sleep. He leaves his wife, three 
sons and a daughter. 


Dr. B. Kendall Emerson, Secretary, 
56 William Street, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Recent revision of the class rolls, 
preparatory to the 20-year reunion of 
the Class of '97, brought out the fol- 
lowing information: Rev. A. H. Backus 
is in War Relief Service in Paris; his 
address is 44 Rue Jacob. Rev. W. R. 
Blackmer completed the fifth year of 

his pastorate of the Congregational 
Church at Arcade, N. Y., on December 
7, 1916; his pastorate has been the_ 
longest in the 183 years of existence of 
the church. E. M. Blake recently be- 
came chief engineer for the Holbrook, 
Cabot & Rollins Corporation, 6 Beacon 
Street, Boston; he is engaged in the 
construction of the Boston Dry Dock, 
which will be the largest of its kind in 
the world. Walter H. Coles is president 
of the Skinner Irrigation Company, 
Troy, Ohio. W. A. Cowan is one of the 
vice-presidents of the American Insti- 
tute of Metals; he is regularly employed 
as chemist for the National Lead Com- 
pany, Brooklyn, N. Y. F. Stuart Dur- 
gin is secretary and director of the Boye 
Needle Company, New York City, and 
also Eastern representative of the Sam- 
uel Cupples Wooden Ware Company. 
Francis E. Egan is secretary to the 
Legation of the United States of Amer- 
ica at Asuncion, Paraguay. Dr. Ken- 
dall Emerson has completed his first six 
months term of service as a member of 
the Harvard Hospital Unit in France. 
Levi E. Fay is a member of the Judge & 
Fay Company, commercial printers, 
Holyoke, Mass. Robert T. Eliot is 
assistant principal of the High School 
of Commerce, Worcester, Mass. Rev. 
William Bishop Gates is assistant pastor 
of the First Presbyterian Church of 
Binghamton, N. Y.; his engagement to 
Miss Mary Elizabeth Leverett of that 
city was recently announced. Rev. 
Daniel Geddes is pastor of the West- 
minster Presbyterian Church, Auburn, 
N. Y.; he has introduced Forum 
Meetings to stimulate interest in social 
work. Albert C. Griffin is a member of 
the Griffin White Shoe Company, 
Brooklyn, N. Y. Everett DeF. Holt is 
teaching history and Greek in the York 
Collegiate Institute, York, Pa. Rev. A. 
P. Manwell is pastor of the First Con- 

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gregational Church at Glovcrsville, N. 
Y. Dr. H. M. Moses is the author of 
five medico-literary treatises recently 
published by William Wood & Co., 
New York. Arthur C. Parsons is chief 
chemist for the Lackawanna Steel Com- 
pany, BufiFalo, N. Y. 

AYilliam Cary Duncan of Brooklyn, 
N. Y., is part author of the book and 
lyrics of "His Little Widow," which has 
been playing at the Astor Theater, New 
York. During the past season he 
coached the dramatics of the Massa- 
chusetts Institute of Technology. 

Henry H. Tit^worth, of Indianapolis, 
Ind., is serving on the Storage Com- 
mittee of the General Munitions Board 
of the Government. 

The account of the reunion will be 
found on page 263. 


Rev. Charles E. Merriam, Secretary, 
201 College Avenue, N. E., 

Grand Rapids, Mich. 

Frederick A. Blossom, formerly of 
Cleveland, Ohio, is president of the 
Birth Control League of New York. 
He is managing editor, and part owner 
and publisher, of the Birth Control 
Feview, 104 Fifth Avenue, New York 

Doubleday, Page & Co., Garden City, 
N. Y., announce for fall publication an- 
other book of short stories by H. G. 
Dwight, author of "Stamboul Nights," 
"Constantinople, Old and New," etc., 
entitled "Persian Miniatures." 

Rev. Edward H. Smith, for fifteen 
years a missionary at Foo Chow, China, 
spoke at Amherst College on May 2d on 
"America in Her Relations to China." 

Earl H. Lyall, after attending the 
Plattsburg Camp, has been assigned to 
the Engineer Corps and has gone to 
Belvoir, Va., for further training. 


Edward W. Hitchcock, Secretary, 
Woodbury Forest School,W'oodbvu'y,Va. 

A son, Roylance Hall, was born on 
February 4th to Mr. and Mrs. Archi- 
bald H. Sharp, of Nutley, N. J. 

Rev. Rodney W. Roundy terminated 
on April 15th "a pastorate rather out of 
the ordinary in things accomplished, in 
devotion to church, city, and state, and 
in pleasant pastoral relations," accord- 
ing to the Congregationalist, when he 
left Keene, N. H., to become associate 
secretary in the department of mission- 
ary administration of the American 
Missionary Association. He has been 
the Keene representative, by appoint- 
ment of the Governor, on the state com- 
mittee for war relief. 

Prof. John Corsa, of Amherst, has 
been appointed to a place on the faculty 
of Smith College for the coming college 
year. He will give a two-hour course in 
debating, which will in no way interfere 
with his Amherst courses in logic and 
public speaking. 

Emery Pottle, formerly of the ambu- 
lance service in France, is now secretary 
of the American Field Ambulance Serv- 
ice, and has been addressing various au- 
diences on the subject of the war and 
Red Cross work, to stimulate recruiting. 
On May 5th he delivered an address at 
a farewell dinner given to forty-seven 
Dartmouth students about to leave for 
France. About 500 Dartmouth alumni 
were present. On May 18th he spoke at 
the Hotel Plaza, New York, on the oc- 
casion of the departure for the front of 


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a Williams College ambulance squad. 
On June 20th he was one of the speakers 
at the Amherst Commencement dinner. 
On June 8th he addressed an Amherst 
audience at the Hotel Martinique, New 
York, on the eve of the departure of the 
first Amherst Unit of the American Am- 
bulance Service for France, composed 
of seventeen undergraduates and one 
alumnus. On June 21st, again, he spoke 
at a big dinner given at the Ritz-Carl- 
ton, New York, as part of the campaign 
for the Red Cross fund. The New York 
papers reported his stirring speech 
fully, and the Brooklyn Eagle, com- 
menting editorially, said: "For such an 
arousal as that we need twenty men 
with Major Pottle's sincerity and elo- 
quence, and we have not got them. 
But we have one, and we should make 
the fullest use of him. Other men can 
drive ambulances. Major Pottle should 
drive a recruiting wagon through every 
city in the United States." 

Henry P. Kendall is serving on the 
Storage Committee of the General 
Munitions Board of the Government. 

Charles E. Mitchell is the hero of a 
biographical sketch in the Brooklyn 
Eagle for April 15th, in a department 
headed "New Giants in Wall Street," 
which has already featured William C. 
Breed '93 and Dwight Morrow '95. 
Mitchell is president of the National 
City Company, which is the bond 
branch of the National City Bank of 
New York, and the floating of national 
bond issues and other war-time finan- 
ceering has brought him into the lime- 

His rise in the business world has 
been from the bottom and it has been 
rapid. After his graduation from Am- 
herst in 1899 he went to work for the 
Western Electric Company in Chicago. 

He filled positions in several different 
departments, and in three years he be- 
came the company's credit man. For 
a time he was sent to New York to 
learn manufacturing and sales methods, 
and then he returned to Chicago as 
assistant to the president. Before long 
he was assistant general manager. 

In 1906 he resigned and went to New 
York to become assistant to the presi- 
dent of the Trust Company of America. 
The financial panic of 1907 gave him a 
chance to show what was in him, and 
he became well known in Wall Street. 
In 1911 he went abroad, and on his re- 
turn he established the firm of C. E. Mit- 
chell & Co., investment bankers. Then 
the National City Company got him. 

"At Amherst they still recall that 
Charlie Mitchell was a hustler from 
sun-up to sun-down," says the Eagle, 
and groups him with some of the biggest 
men in Wall Street. 


Arthur V. Ltall, Secretary, 
225 West 57th Street, New York City 

Prof. Harold C. Goddard, head of the 
English department of Swarthmore Col- 
lege, is spending the summer with his 
family on his farm at Cummington, 

Rev. Alden H. Clark, of Ahmednagar, 
India, has sent to a number of his class- 
mates the latest report of the American 
Marathi Mission with which he is 

David Whitcomb was the manager 
of the Red Cross campaign in Seattle, 
Wash. His committee raised over 
$425,000 in one week, the allotment 
being only $300,000. 

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Doubleday, Page & Co., Garden City, 
N. Y., announce for fall publication 
"Creators of Decorative Styles," by 
Walter A. Dyer, author of "The Lure 
of the Antique," "Early American 
Craftsmen," etc. Henry Holt & Co., 
New York, are to publish "The Five 
Babbitts at Greenacres," a story for 
boys and girls, by the same author. 

A letter has been received by the 
secretary of the Alumni Council from 
the Paymaster General of the Navy in 
which he speaks in the highest terms of 
the work of James F. Connor, past as- 
sistant paymaster in the Naval Reserve 
Force. "Enrolling March 31, 1917, as 
a P. A. Paymaster with the rank of 
Lieutenant, Mr. Connor was a notable 
success from the very start; and, by his 
indefatigable energy, his resourceful- 
ness, his education and ability and his 
high conception of what is expected of 
an officer and a gentleman, he has more 
than made good everything that was 
said about him when his enrollment 
was under consideration. . . . For 
some weeks past Mr. Connor has been 
on a special Examining Board detail at 
the local navy yard. Before that, he 
was here at headquarters doing miscel- 
laneous work of a professional nature 
and always in a way that ought to make 
old Amherst proud." 


Harry H. Clutia, Secretary, 
100 William Street, New York City 

A son, Jerome Elliott Bates, 2d, was 
born April 8th to Mr. and Mrs. Leonard 
W. Bates, of 85 Lefferts Place, Brook- 
lyn, N. Y. 

A daughter, Elizabeth Park Vander- 
bilt, was born May 9th to Mr. and Mrs. 
John L. Vanderbilt, of Englewood, N. J. 

Harry V. D. Moore is Brigade Ad- 
jutant of the 1st New Jersey Infantry 
Brigade, acting as chief of staff for its 
commanding officer, Brigadier-General 
Charles W. Barbour. In July he was 
serving in the Adjutant's General's office 
of the Eastern Department in Engle- 
wood, N. J., and was expecting to be 
called into the service on July 25th at 
Sea Girt, N. J. 


Eldon B. Keith, Secretary, 
36 South Street, Campello, Mass. 

Born, April 15th at Deerfield, Mass., 
Elizabeth, alias Betty, Boyden, daugh- 
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank L. Boyden. 
Mr. Boyden is a delegate to the Massa- 
chusetts Constitutional Convention. 

The account of the class reunion will 
be found on page 265. 


Clifford P. Warren, Secretary, 
26 Park Street, West Roxbury, Mass. 

The Alexander Hamilton Institute, 
New York, have published a new book 
on the stock exchange by Albert W, 
Atwood. Mr. Atwood continues to 
contribute articles on finance to the 
magazines, one of the latest being 
"Paying for War Cash Down," in the 
Saturday Evening Post for June 9th. 

Stanley King, Esq., is doing important 
work as secretary of the committee on 
supplies of the Council of National 
Defense. He is living in Washington 
and is giving his entire time to this 

On May 3rd Foster W. Stearns pre- 
sented two flags to the Amherst College 

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Battalion. The flags, that of the United 
States and of the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts, were the gift of his 
mother, Mrs. Emily W. Stearns, and 
were given in her name as a memorial to 
her father, William S. Clark '48, who 
was professor of chemistry in Amherst 
from 1858-67, when he became president 
of M. A. C. In 1861 Professor Clark 
enlisted in the volunteer forces of 
Massachusetts and was colonel of the 
21st Massachusetts when he was retired 
from service. The donor also gave the 
flags as a memorial to those Amherst 
men who have volunteered and those 
who will hereafter volunteer in the naval 
or military service of our country. 


Karl O. Thompson, Secretary, 
11215 Itaska Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 

Ernest M. Whitcomb, formerly vice- 
president of the First National Bank of 
Amherst, Mass., has been made presi- 
dent of that institution. 

D. L. Bartlett has accepted a position 
with the Stanley Works Company of 
New Britain, Conn. The family, in- 
creased last December by the birth of a 
daughter, Barbara, moved from Pough- 
keepsie, N. Y., in the spring. Don 
reports excellent prospects. 

Rev. Edgar H. Goold joined the ranks 
of '04's married men on June 9th, when 
he married Miss Katharine M. Birdsall 
of Orange, N. J. Goold will continue 
as vice-principal of the St. Augustine 
School, at Raleigh, N. C. 

Dr. Heman B. Chase of Hyannis, 
Mass., sailed in May for England at 
the head of a unit of fifteen American 
nurses and twelve doctors. Later he 
expects to be transferred to the Harvard 
Surgical Unit Hospital in France. On 

June 15th he wrote stating that he was 
serving in a military hospital in Staf- 
fordshire. "All the Britishers," he 
writes, "are much pleased to have the 
American M. D.'s, nurses, etc., coming 
over, and show it by their unlimited 

John Willard Roberts is with the firm 
of Price, Waterhouse Co. He lives at 
9 Northern Avenue, New York City. 

Ernest M. W'hitcomb has been chair- 
man of the Amherst Public Safety Com- 
mittee and of the Amherst Liberty Loan 
Committee. The former committee 
made a census of 163 farms in the town- 
ship and was able to increase the acreage 
in the four staple food crops of the 
township as follows: onions, 40%; 
corn, 50%; potatoes, 100%; beans, 
116%. In addition to this the com- 
mittee has organized two canning es- 
tablishments which are to be operated 
through the cooperation of the Massa- 
chusetts Agricultural College. The Lib- 
erty Loan Committee turned in 781 
subscriptions (14% of the population), 
aggregating $201,050, most of the sub- 
scriptions being in amounts of $50 and 

J. Frank Kane is a lieutenant in the 
Montclair, N. J., battalion and has been 
helping to raise funds for an American 
Ambulance Unit of the City Club of 
New York, of which he is a member, 


John B. O'Brien, Secretary, 
309 Washington Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

1905 held a special reunion on the 
evening of Wednesday, April 25th, in 
the Oak Room of the Hotel Martinique, 
New York City, one-fourth of the class 
attending. The dinner was in the nature 
of a farewell to those members of the 

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class who were about to go into govern- 
ment service, and such distant points 
were represented as Butte, Mont., Am- 
herst, Boston, Westerly, R. I., and 
Yonkers, N. Y. The Eureka Trio, 
which were present at several reunions 
of the class in Amherst, were on hand to 
furnish the music. Those present in- 
cluded Alpers, Anderson, Baily, Crowell 
Diehl, Fort, Gilbert, Hartgrove, Hewitt, 
Hopkins, Lynch, McTernan, Moon, 
Nash, Nickerson, Noble, O'Brien, Pease, 
Palmer, Rathbun, Roberts, Utter, and 

Professor and Mrs. Charles E. Ben- 
nett of Amherst announce the arrival of 
a daughter, Marjorie Adeline, on June 

Leslie R. Fort has been appointed 
chairman of the executive committee in 
charge of the fifteenth reunion of the 
class in 1920, in place of G. B. Utter, 

Miss Mary Goldsborough Ross and 
Winfield Alonzo Townsend were mar- 
ried on Saturday, the 21st of April, at 
St. John's Church, Essex, N. Y. Mr. 
and Mrs. Townsend are making their 
home at 227 East 72d Street, New York 

Prof. John M. Clark, formerly of the 
Economics Department of Amherst Col- 
lege and now of the University of Chi- 
cago, is a lieutenant in the Faculty 
Company of the University of Chicago 


Robert C. Powell, Secretary, 
311 West Monument St., Baltimore, Md. 

"As the Long Years Roll on," by 
James Shelley Hamilton, was one of the 
leading features of the Amherst Monthly 
for May. Hamilton recently left Am- 

herst to sail for France with the Pres- 
byterian Base LTnit. 

Diu-ing the past year Sumner G. 
Rand, Esq., formerly of Providence, 
R. I., has gone into fruit growing and 
general farming on a large scale at Or- 
lando, Fla., and has made that place 
his residence. With several associates 
he is developing a large tract of land for 
groves and farming purposes. 

On June 23rd Dr. James N. Wor- 
cester of New York sailed on the S. S. 
St. Louis with a large medical unit. He 
was in the ambulance service of the 
French army during the first six months 
of the war, after which he returned to 
New York and became attached to the 
staff of Bellevue Hospital. Last year 
he joined the United States Medical 
Reserve Corps with the rank of first 
lieutenant, and has now been called 
back to active service. 


Charles P. Slocum, Secretary, 

202 Lake Ave., Newton Highlands, 


Mr. and Mrs. Carleton Austin Chase 
of Syracuse, N. Y., announce the en- 
gagement of their daughter Marjory 
Huntington Chase to Roy W. Bell. 
Bell is Syracuse agent for the Lehigh 
Coal and Navigation Company. 

Rev. John D. Willard is secretary of 
the sub-committee on food production 
and conservation of Massachusetts, of 
which President Kenyon L. Butterfield 
of M. A. C. is chairman. He writes: 
"The Massachusetts Committee on 
Public Safety, appointed by the Gov- 
ernor in February, was, I think, the 
first of its kind in the United States. 
Its sub-committee on food production 
and conservation was without doubt 


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the first of its kind and has been used 
as a pattern by many other states. 
This committee began its work about 
March 1st with a drive for increased 
food production, which resulted in 
about 200,000 home gardens and a 15 
per cent, increase in the planting of 
staples in various parts of the state. 
The committee also delegated to an 
affiliated committee of women the task 
of promoting household conservation. 
They are now taking the initial steps 
in a comprehensive program of distribu- 
tion, which cannot be carried far until 
the plans of Mr. Hoover are published 
and his agents appointed." 


H. W. ZiNSMASTER, Secretary, 
Duluth, Minn. 

On May 18th the Class of 1908 held 
a special reunion at Keene's Chop House 
on 44th Street, New York City. The 
gathering was intended as a farewell 
dinner to the members of the class who 
are already engaged in federal service. 
The Eureka Trio enlivened the gather- 
ing with its songs and instrumental 
music. Enos Stockbridge of Baltimore 
and William B. M. Tracey from Phila- 
delphia came to New York especially to 
attend the reunion. About twenty men 
who could not come personally sent 
letters which were read. The following 
men were present: Abbott, Baily, Gib- 
son, Goodell, Heller, Hamlin, Lovelee, 
Niles, Paine, Stockbridge, Tracy, Wash- 
burn, and W^elles. 

William Haller has two sons, William 
Haller, Jr., born August 11, 1914, and 
Benjamin Haller, born March 4, 1917. 

Charles E. Merrill is at the Officers' 
Training Camp at Fort Myer, Va. 

Marston L. Hamlin is now chief 
chemist of the American Synthetic 

Dyes Plant of the Butterworth-Judson 
Corporation, Newark, N. J. A son, 
Marston Alfred, was born to Dr. and 
Mrs. Hamlin, April 10, 1916. 

Ralph L. Loomis sailed for France 
on June 23rd for service in the Supply 
Train Service. 

Miss Genevieve Brooks and RoUie C. 
HufiFman were married Tuesday, June 
26th, at Elgin, Neb. 

Elwood Smith, Jr., is now located 
permanently in St. Louis, Mo. 

Ned Powley is now a member of the 
Advisory Staff of the Pacific Tel. & Tel. 
Company, San Francisco, Cal. 

E. W. Kidder is sales manager and 
secretary of the R. E. Kidder Flour 
Mills Company, Kansas City, Mo. 

Allen White Forbes is owner of a 
plant for the manufacture of machine 
tools to equip munition factories in 
France, Australia, Canada, and the 
United States. 

Roscoe S. Conkling, Esq., of New 
York City, has been appointed Deputy 
Attorney-General of the State of New 
York. He has been assigned to the 
office of the Adjutant General where he 
has been busy with questions involving 
Federal registration and military law. 

John E. Marshall of Providence, R. I., 
is secretary of the Rhode Island Branch 
of the National Security League, and is 
devoting all his time to it. 

Holbrook Bonney, who saw active 
service under British colors in France 
for a few months after war was declared 
by England, has received a commission 
as captain in the United States Regular 
Army on account of his experience with 
howitzers in the Royal Artillery. 

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Edward H. Sudbury, Secretary, 
154 Prospect Street, Mt.Vernon, N. Y. 

William H. Wright, for six years with 
the New York Tribune, first as assistant 
Sporting Editor and later Exchange 
Editor, is now Associate Editor of 
Harper's Bazaar, having charge of the 
fiction department of the magazine. 

Kenneth B. Cunningham has taken 
law oflBces in Suite 1530, Park Building, 
Pittsburgh, Pa. 

George R. Emerson is the manager 
of the Walden Knife Company, a large 
hardware factory at W'alden, Orange 
County, N. Y. 

C. Clothier Jones has moved to 128 
Mill Creek Road, Ardmore, Pa. 

D. F. Goodnow and H. A. Wyckoff 
are serving with the Columbia Uni- 
versity Hospital in New York City. 

During the secretary's absence 
"somewhere in France" for the dura- 
tion of the war, arrangements have been 
made to take care of all class mail and 
records. Members of 1909 are parti- 
cularly requested to mail to the secre- 
tary notification of enlistments, with 
name of unit, rank, and military address. 
A 1909 reunion will be held in France 
if this request is followed. 

For other 1909 notes, see "Amherst 
Men in Service." 


George B. Burnett, Jr., Secretary, 
Amherst, Mass. 

Mr. and Mrs. John Wyman Flint of 
Bellows Falls, Vt., announce the en- 
gagement of their daughter, Catherine, 
to Joseph Bartlett Bisbee, Jr. 

Rev. M. D. Merchant of Blandford, 
Mass., has accepted a call to the Ludlow 
(Mass.) Congregational Church. 

A son, Hayden Briggs, was born on 
Wednesday, April 24th, to Mr. and 
Mrs. Roger A. Johnson of Cleveland, 
Ohio. Mr. Johnson is on the Faculty 
of Western Reserve University of that 

Bartow H. Hall writes in regard to 
the work at Fort Riley, Kansas: "Our 
work is a drive from dawn to dark. 
Feet and brains are working willingly 
along hitherto untried lines with re- 
sults that surprise the owners. It is 
most refreshing to see the sustained 
determination in practically every man 
to make himself as efficient as possible, 
not so much because he wants a com- 
mission but because he believes that for 
the duration of the war his desires and 
ambitions — only a few months before of 
vital importance — are dwarfed before a 
supreme obligation. ... I believe 
that to-day there is all over the country 
a sober determination to throw our 
brains, our hearts, our souls into this 
conflict. When this momentum so vi- 
talized reaches the other side, the cen- 
tral powers will know what it means." 

Ralph H. Beaman has accepted a 
position with the Congoleum Company 
of Ridley Park, Pa. 

Raymond P. Wheeler has been 
elected Associate Member of the 
Actuarial Society of America. 

A. B. Boynton is pastor of the West 
End Reformed Church of Port Jervis, 
N. Y. 

M. R. Boynton has been elected 
president of the Brooklyn Brotherhood 
of Congregational Ministers. He 
visited Amherst during Commence- 


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Six 1910 men attended the Amherst 
smoker given in New York on Jmie 8th, 
as a send-oflF to the Amherst Unit which 
has gone to France. Talks by Dean 
Olds and Emery Pottle '99 were much 

J. C. Wight has moved to 50 Glen 
Ridge Ave., Glen Ridge, N. J. 

Abe Mitchell represented his concern 
at Washington in the recent coal in- 
vestigation. He stopped over at 
Amherst during Commencement. 

John P. Henry is holding down his 
old berth again as catcher for the 

Walter D. Draper is selling goods for 
the Corticelli Silk Mills in Chicago. 

Edward Fox Whicher, infant son of 
George Whicher, died May 5th. 

Mr. and Mrs. William Albert Blod- 
gett of Bronxville, N. Y., announce the 
engagement of their daughter, Dorothea 
Helen, to Andrew LuGar Finlay of 
St. Louis, Mo. 


Dexter Wheelock, Secretary, 
170 North Parkway, E. Orange, N. J. 

On June 21st Charles Belcher Rugg 
'11, of Worcester, Mass., son of Justice 
Arthur P. Rugg '83, was married to 
Miss Marjory Lillian Boynton of 
Brooklyn, N. Y. The bride's father. 
Rev. Nehemiah Boynton '79, oflficiated. 
Among the ushers were Nehemiah 
Boynton, Jr. '19, William Washburn 
'11, and Rev. William W. Patton '11. 

E. Marion Roberts has taken charge 
this summer of the city playgrounds of 
Brockton, Mass. 

Frank C. Hatch of Newton Center, 
Mass., was married on April 7th to 
Miss Esther Folsom of Philadelphia. 

George H. McBride has announced 
his engagement to Miss Katharine 
Rockwell Boote of East Orange, N. J. 

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Nehemiah Har- 
ris have announced the marriage of 
their daughter Ruth to Harold Stuart 
Miller on Saturday afternoon. May 5th. 
The ceremony was performed in War- 
saw, N. Y. 

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Thomas Craig 
announce the marriage of their daughter 
Beatrice Sara Rice to Arthur Eugene 
Pattison, Jr., on Thursday, June 28th, 
in Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Donald P. Smith, formerly of Toledo, 
Ohio, has moved to Cocoanut Grove, 
Fla. He joined the Naval Coast De- 
fense Reserve the latter part of March, 
and has now been enrolled as assistant 
paymaster, with headquarters at Key 


Alfred B. Peacock, Secretary, 
384 Madison Street, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Beeman P. Sibley and Miss Dorothy 
Constantine, daughter of Mrs. George 
Butler Constantine, were married at 
Wyoming, N. J., home of the bride, on 
June 23rd. 

Reinhart L. Gideon has announced 
the formation of a law partnership with 
Roscoe C. Gwilliam under the name of 
Gideon & Gwilliam, with offices in the 
First National Bank Building, Ogden, 

Ed. Brown has recently accepted the 
secretaryship of the Charities and Cor- 
rection Board of Little Rock, Ark. He 

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was married on July 14th to Miss Mary- 
Clayton Whittington of Memphis. 
They will be at home after September 
1st at 911 Scott Street, Little Rock, 

Roger W. Birdseye, who enlisted with 
the First Canadian Contingent at the 
start of t-he Great War and served in 
some of the bloodiest battles, has re- 
turned to the States, equally full of 
honor and wounds — and he had some 
wounds. He has won the D. S. O. and 
the D. C. M. and is now a lieutenant, 
detailed for recruiting duty in Canada. 

Fred B. Barton has recently become 
sales secretary for the Lamson Co., of 
Boston, Mass. 

Walt. Orr has spent the spring in 
Washington, D. C, watching the prog- 
ress of the Tax Bill for his firm. 

Stanley G. Bishop, we learn, has been 
married for some time, and is manager 
of Clark Wilcox, Inc., milliners, at 109 
Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

The engagement was announced at 
the Mt. Holyoke reunion in June of 
Miss Hazel Sanford, Mt. Holyoke, '15, 
of Dorchester Center, Mass., and Alfred 
B. Peacock. 

Rev. Robert G. Armstrong, who has 
been pastor of the Congregational 
Church at Amherst, Ohio, for the past 
three years, where he has doubled the 
church membership, has accepted a call 
to Spencer, Mass. 

Leland Olds, who has been doing 
graduate work in history at Columbia, 
has been appointed an instructor in 
history at Amherst College. He was 
married June 16th, in New York, to 
Miss Ruth Marie Reeves of Redlands, 
Cal. Ordway Tead acted as best man. 

Roland H. Brock writes an interesting 
letter from Plattsburg, in which he 
states that there are over fifty Amherst 
men at the camp, including Mike Mad- 
den and Harold Crandall. "The tune 
of Lord Jeffery is very popular here," he 
writes. "The words set to it are 
numerous and diverse. All are of a 
military nature. Companies are often 
heard singing it while on the march, a 
practice which is being encouraged." 

Merritt C. Stuart, who is engaged in 
the manufacture of acetate, used in 
munitions, at Corbett, N. Y., has or- 
ganized and drilled a home defense corps 
and rifle club, having spent a brief 
period of training at Madison Barracks. 

W. F. Burt is with the First Reserve 
Engineers, Fort Totten, N. Y., which at 
last reports was at full war strength and 
expecting to leave shortly for France. 

C. Francis Beatty of New York has 
qualified for a first lieutenancy in the 
quartermaster's department. He writes 
"Walter P. Hall. Yale '06, Ph.D., Co- 
lumbia, assistant professor of history at 
Princeton, who was formerly instructor 
in history at Amherst and very popular 
with all classes which were in college 
from 1909 to 1911, has gone to France. 
When the call came, no branch of the 
service would have him on account of 
his defective hearing, but at last the 
American Ambulance took him as a 
cook. A characteristic letter to me 
before he sailed said that he hoped 
we'd get together in Amherst again 
when the Kaiser was licked, licked, 
licked! I think he loved Amherst. He 
used to come back as often as possible, 
and I don't think any record of 1912 
men should fail to include Walter 
Phelps Hall, an adopted member of 
the class. When the final roll of the 
men who served is made, Walt would 


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be proud, and so would we, to have his 
name linked with Amherst." Beatty's 
address is now 452 Fifth Avenue, New 
York City. 


Lewis D. Stilwell, Secretary, 
1906 West Genesee St., Syracuse, N. Y. 

An interesting educational contest was 
recently staged in the high school of 
Mt. Vernon, N. Y., in the form of a 
Language Club speaking contest. Teams 
from each of the four clubs in school — 
Classical, French, German, and Span- 
ish — presented the advantages of the 
study of their respective specialties, the 
winning team to have possession for one 
year of the "Amherst Cup," a beautiful 
trophy recently presented by an Am- 
herst alumnus. The contest has in- 
creased the interest in Amherst College 
locally, and three Mt. Vernon boys ex- 
pect to enter Amherst in the fall. While 
the donor of the cup has remained 
anonymous in Mt. Vernon, a minute 
inscription concealed at the base of the 
trophy shows it to have been the gift 
of Clarence L. Tappin, organizer and 
instructor of the Spanish department 
of the Mt. Vernon school system. Tap- 
pin is now working on plans for a West- 
chester County High School Debating 
League, to compete for an Amherst 
Trophy, and was well on the road to 
success when the war interrupted his 
work along those lines. 

Lewis D. Stilwell has gone into the 
work of the Army and Navy Y. M. C. A. 
and at last reports was stationed at the 
Signal Corps Camp at Oceanport, 
N. Y. 

Ralph Westcott is planning to be in 
the city of Haverhill, Mass., next fall as 
principal of the Moody School. He will 
have supervision over a corps of fifteen 

teachers and some 600 pupils in the 
second largest school in the city. He is 
leaving the principalship of the Junior 
High School and Evening School at 
Ipswich, where he has been teaching for 
the past three years. Mr. Westcott has 
a position with the American Screw 
Co., Chicago, during the summer 

Miss Elsie Bertine and Frederick 
Leslie Cadman were married on May 
12th in St. Paul's Congregational 
Church in Brooklyn. Rev. Dr. S. 
Parkes Cadman, father of the groom, 
officiated. H. Gordon de Chasseaud 
'12 was best man. 

John L. King is now with the DuPont 
Powder Company. 

Waldo Blackmer has a position in the 
American Ammunition Company of 

Harold H. Plough has been appointed 
instructor in biology at Amherst Col- 
lege, after having completed four years 
of graduate work at Columbia. 

Allison W. Marsh, who has been 
studying at Ohio Wesleyan and Ohio 
State University, has been appointed 
associate professor of physical training 
at Amherst College for the coming 

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Rutledge an- 
nounce the marriage of their daughter, 
Louise Woodruff, to Walter Weaver 
Moore on Monday, April 30, at Martins- 
burg, West Va. 

Edward C. Knudson's permanent 
mailing address is New York" Telephone 
Company, 15 Dey Street, New York 
City. He is now in Company 12, Field 
Artillery, Reserve Officers' Training 
Camp, Madison Barracks, N. Y. 

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RoswELL P. Young, Secretary, 
140 Tremont Street, Boston, Mass. 

Cameron Whiteford received the de- 
gree of Master of Arts at Princeton 
University in June. 

Philip W. Payne of Omaha, Neb., 
who has been teaching the past year in 
the English Department of M. A. C. 
and as assistant in logic at Amherst Col- 
lege, has contracted tuberculosis. He 
has gone to Colorado Springs for treat- 

Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Crosby of Brook- 
lyn, N. Y., announce the engagement 
of their daughter, Mary Ganson Crosby, 
to C. Richmond DeBevoise of Newark, 

Charles M. Mills of Montclair, N. J., 
was ordained into the Congregational 
ministry, Thursday, May 10th. Mr. 
Mills is a Senior in Union Theological 
Seminary and was ordained before grad- 
uation so that he might go into army 

On Tuesday afternoon, June 19th, in 
the Andover Seminary Building in 
Cambridge, Mass., a memorial tablet 
was dedicated to Merrill Stanton Gaunt 
who died in the ambulance service in 
France. Mr. Gaunt graduated from 
Amherst in 1914 and entered the Theo- 
logical Seminary the following Septem- 
ber. He remained there as a student 
until January, 1916, when he sailed for 
France as a member of the Harvard 
Unit. He saw active ambulance service 
during the fierce fighting around Verdun. 
Dm-ing this two weeks of service he 
worked tirelessly day and night but his 
efforts strained him so, that he was 
much weakened and fell a prey to 
cerebro-spinal meningitis contracted 

from a soldier wounded by shrapnel . On 
March 30, 1916, his death occurred in a 
hospital at Bar-le-Duc and he was 
buried there. 

Frank H. Ferris is pastor of the First 
Congregational Church of Pulaski, N.Y. 
He was married on May 15th to Miss 
Minna Proctor at Ridgefield, N. J. 


Joseph L. Snider, Secretary, 
1727 Cambridge St., Cambridge, Mass. 

A canvass of the class concerning war- 
time activity has as yet been imprac- 
ticable, although many are known to be 
variously engaged. Mention of such 
among the class notes will be postponed 
until a more complete statement can be 

J. G. Cole has, for the past several 
months, been editor of Number Eight, 
the publication of the City Bank Club 
of the National City Bank of New York 

Walter R. Agard has been appointed 
to a fellowship by the trustees of Am- 
herst College for the next two years and 
hopes to study at the University of Chi- 
cago and abroad, if international condi- 
tions permit. 

Mr. and Mrs. Alvan B. Ricker have 
recently announced the engagement of 
their daughter Janette to John M. Gaus. 

A daughter was recently born to Mr. 
and Mrs. Henry C. Swasey. Swasey 
has been appointed associate director of 
athletics at Adelphi Academy, Brook- 
lyn, N. Y. He will coach both the base- 
ball and football teams. 

The Master of Arts degree was con- 
ferred upon F. Wesley Blair at Prince- 
ton University in June. He is engaged 


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in research work for the Government in 

John J. Atwater sailed on April 28th 
on the S. S. Touraine for Bordeaux to 
serve in the ambulance corps of the 
French Army. He was married on 
April 26th to Miss Marjorie Wilcox of 
New York City. 

Mr. and Mrs. William Lewis Smith 
announce the marriage of their daugh- 
ter, Florence, to Mr. Frederick Leslie 
Chapman, Jr., on May 5th in the Munn 
Avenue Presbyterian Church, East 
Orange, N. J. 

Henry S. Kingman of Minneapolis, 
Minn., has joined the Harvard Ambu- 
lance Unit in France. 

Randolph M. Fuller writes: "I've 
stuck with the First New York Cav- 
alry, Troop L, the regiment I was on 
the border with, and have now reached 
the exalted rank of sergeant. We are 
drilling the new men twice a week. The 
regiment will be called out the middle 
of July, sent to the training camp down 
South, and then any one can guess as 
well as the next man what they'll do 
with us." 

Under date of May 23rd last, Paul S. 
Greene writes: "I am now back in my 
old section (the American Red Cross). 
This section is en repos leading a bucolic 
life in the grounds of a ch&teau with the 
usual chorus of howls for action. John 
Atwater crossed on the same ship with 
me and is again out with a Camion 


Douglas D. Milne, Secretary, 
Drake Road, Scarsdale, N. Y. 

The class held a reunion supper at 
Keene's Chop House, New York, on 
April 25th. 

Wilbur Clark Knowlton and Miss 
Winifred Whittlesey were married on 
May 25th. 

J. S. Bixler and E. C. Ferguson, who 
have been teaching in the American 
College in Madura, South India, have 
returned home. 

Lewis M. Knapp is teaching at 
Bishops College, Canada. 

W. G. Chapman recently sailed for 
Genoa, Italy, where he will represent 
the National City Bank of New York 


Donald E. Hardy is at the Plattsburg 
Training Camp. 

T. W. Ashley is a lieutenant in the 

H. F. Redfield is an ensign in the Re- 
serve Corps and is serving temporarily 
as enrolling oflBcer at the Boston Navy 
Yard at Charlestown pending transfer 
to the Fourth district of the Maine 

L. C. Meredith has been appointed as- 
sistant superintendent of the St. Luke's 
Hospital in New York City. 

The engagement has been announced 
of Miss Marjorie Stafford Root, Smith 
'17, of Providence, R. I., to Robert 
Swift Gillett of Hartford, Conn. 

Mrs. John C. Coleman of New York 
City announces the engagement of her 
daughter, Frances Emerson, to Doug- 
las Clark Stearns of Norfolk, Conn. 


Robert M. Fisher, Secretary, 
Amherst, Mass. 

The Class of 1917 has elected the fol- 
lowing officers for the year 1917-1918: 

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President, Mortimer Eisner; vice-presi- 
dent, Walcott E. Sibley; secretary, 
Robert M. Fisher; treasurer, John G. 
Gazley; member of the Alumni Coimcil, 
Theodore L. Widmayer. 

Robert M. Fisher is to be resident 
secretary of the Amherst College Chris- 
tian Association this coming year. 

H. Harrison Fuller is engaged in 
commercial organization work and is 
now assistant manager of the Jersey 
City Chamber of Commerce. 

Raymond T. Ross is with the Ameri- 
can Red Cross on the French front. 


R. L. Hunter and D. G. Redmond 
have left the Hudson Guild of New 
York City to enter business in Phila- 

Francis W. Getty is at present in 
London in the employ of the United 
Press Association. 


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The Alumni Council is compiling a 
permanent record of Amherst men in 
the national service, and has appointed 
a War Record Committee to have the 
matter in charge. Following is the list 
as compiled to date. The secretary of 
the Council, Frederick S. Allis, Am- 
herst, Mass., requests that all the alum- 
ni cooperate with the committee in 
sending him corrections and additions. 

'67. — F. H. Thompson is a surgeon in 
the Massachusetts National Guard on 
the staff of the Chief Surgeon. 

'74. — Hon. F. H. Gillett is ranking 
Republican member on the Appropria- 
tions Committee of Congress. 

'79. — Lamson Allen, M. D., is a mem- 
ber of the Home Defense League. 

"80. — George G. S. Perkins is ser- 
geant in the Home Defense Company 
of Wellesley, Mass. 

'81. — B. Preston Clarke is Chairman 
of the Committee on Coordination of 
Aid Societies, a sub-committee of the 
Massachusetts Committee of Public 
Safety. Lawrence F. Abbott is hon- 
orary adviser of the Russian Informa- 
tion Bureau. 

'82. — Joseph H. Perry is engaged in 
locating quarries, sand pits, and gravel 
pits for the War Department. 

'83. — Henry T. Rainey — ranking 
Democratic member of Committee on 
Ways and Means (Member Congress — 
Illinois District). 

'86. — Allan M. Smith is a surgeon in 
the army. Ralph H. Seelye, M. D., is a 
member of the committee on Hygiene, 

Medicine, and Sanitation, a sub-com- 
mittee of the Massachusetts Committee 
of Public Safety. Robert Lansing 
— Secretary of State. William G. 
Schauffler is lieutenant colonel in the 
Medical Corps, State of New Jersey 
and is the Senior Medical Officer of the 

'87. — Alvan F. Sanborn is chief inter- 
preter to General Pershing in France. 

'89. — S. W. French is a member of the 
Arizona State Council of Defense. 

'90 — E. D. Raymond was chairman, 
of the Red Cross Campaign Committee 
of Fairhaven, Vt. 

'91. — C. L. Upton is awaiting call as 
a surgeon. H. M. Nims is regimental 
sergeant-major of Co. F., 2d N. Y. In- 
fantry. George A. Morse has enlisted 
in the Naval Reserve and has been as- 
signed as second in command of one of 
the small submarine chasers. 

'92. — Earl Comstock is a captain in 
the Commissary Department of the 
O. R. C. C. E. Hildreth is a member of 
the Committee of National Machine 
Tool Builders' Association, cooperating 
with the Advisory Council of the Na- 
tional Council of Defense. Harry B. 
Williams is captain in the Quartermas- 
ter's Corps, Newton Highlands, Mass. 
— J. Alfred Chard is captain and recruit- 
ing officer, N. G. N. Y. Alfred G. 
Moody is on the Military Exemptions 
Board, 8th Massachusetts District. — 
Major F. A. Washburn is commander 
of Base Hospital No. 6, now in 

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'93. — G. L. Hamilton is a major in 
the O. R. C. George F. Wales is ser- 
geant, 1st Company Massachusetts 
State Guard. William C. Breed was 
on one of the New York Red Cross 
Committees in the $100,000,000 cam- 
paign. Harry G. Kimball, member 
Home Defense League, 5th Precinct, 
Washington, D. C. Charles D. Nor- 
ton, appointed member of the War 
Council of American Red Cross by 
President Wilson. R. E. S. Olmstead 
is writing war songs which are being 
favorably received wherever they are 
sung. Frank M. Lay, Chairman of 
National Defense Commission in Ke- 
wanee. 111. Herman Babson is at- 
tending the "Training Camp for Pa- 
triotic Speakers," at Chautauqua, N. Y. 
J. A. Goodrich on Red Cross team in 
Jefferson, Ohio. H. A. Harbaugh on 
one of Corning, Ohio, Red Cross teams. 
Chas. H. Keating, member of Selec- 
tive Conscription Board of home 
county, Mansfield, Ohio. Robert I. 
Walker has volunteered for service 
abroad as surgeon. Frederick W. 
Beekman is a member of a Committee 
on Conservation and Preparedness of 
his county, and is a speaker of the Na- 
tional Security League. Frank H. 
Smith is Chairman of the Public Safety 
Committee of Hadley, Mass. Gilbert 
F. Kennedy is a member of the Depot 
Unit, Company M, 10th Regiment, 
N. G. N. Y. Frank B. Cummings is 
lieutenant-colonel, 2d Maine Infantry, 
now at Fort Sill, Okla. Dr. Edwin L. 
Beebe is a major in the Medical Corps, 
N. G. N. Y'. Silas D. Reed is a mem- 
ber of the Taunton company of the 
Mass. State Guard. 

'94. — Henry E. Whitcomb is a "Spe- 
cial Police" officer in the Home Guard 
of Worcester. Luther E. Smith, is on 
one of the Red Cross teams in St. Louis. 
H. S. Cheney is superintendent of 

gardens for the Public Safety Commis- 
sion of Southbridge, Mass. Pancoast 
Kidder is captain and regimental ad- 
jutant of 10th N. Y. Infantry, N. G., 
New Paltz, N. Y. Henry T. Noyes 
was chairman Manufacturers' Liberty 
Loan Committee, Rochester, N. Y. 

'95. — Lieutenant-Governor Calvin 
Coolidge is one of 100 Massachusetts 
men appointed by Governor McCall to 
act as a committee on National Welfare. 
L. R. Eastman, Jr., is a member of the 
committee appointed by the Secretary 
of War through the Chamber of Com- 
merce to cooperate with the army dis- 
trict depot headquarters. Emmons 
Bryant is a captain in the O. R. C. 
Quartermaster's Department at Platts- 
burg. Rev. Jay T. Stocking is with the 
Army Y. M. C. A. at Fort Myer, Va. 
Alfred Roelker, Jr., is in Company 7, 
N. Y., at Plattsburg. 

'96.— Merrill E. Gates, Jr., in N. Y. 
Division O. R. C, Plattsburg. 

'97. — B. K. Emerson is a major in the 
Harvard Surgical Unit in the British 
Military Hospital. H. H. Titsworth is 
a member of the Storage Committee of 
the Council of National Defense. Henry 
H. Polk is an officer in the Iowa State 
Militia, now at Fort Snelling as an in- 
structor. Rev. A. H. Backus is in War 
Relief work in Paris. Francis E. Egan 
is secretary to the United States Lega- 
tion to Paraguay. 

'98. — E. H. Lyall, who has been in 
Plattsburg, has recently been assigned 
to the Engineer Corps and sent for fur- 
ther training to Belvoir, Va. 

'99. — H. P. Kendall is a member of 
the Surgical Dressings Committee and 
Storage Committee, Council of National 
Defense. W. H. Griffin is in Company 
8, N. Y., at Plattsburg. E. S. Boyden 
is in Company 6, Massachusetts State 
Guard at Southbridge. E. B. Pottle is 
in the American Ambulance Field Serv- 


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ice in New York City. Rev. Rodney W. 
Roundy is on the New Hampshire Com- 
mittee for War Relief. 

'00. — T. J. Hammond is Captain of 
Company I, 2d Regiment, M. V. M. 
Walter L. Righter, Sergeant in Troop D, 
First Squadron, Cavalry, N. J. N. G. 
James F. Connor is past assistant pay- 
master in the Naval Reserve. David 
Whitcomb was chairman of the Red 
Cross campaign committee of Seattle, 

'01. — H. V. D. Moore is Brigade Ad- 
jutant of the 1st N. J. Infantry Brigade 
and Chief of Staff of Brigadier-General 

'02. — C. W. Anderson, Jr., is in France 
with a hospital unit under the American 
Ambulance Field Service Corps. F. W. 
Baeslack has recently gone into the 
Medical Corps at Fort Benjamin Harri- 
son with rank as Captain. T. B. Plimp- 
ton is in the Field Artillery, Massachu- 
setts, and on Liberty Loan and Red 
Cross committees. James L. Ford, Jr., 
Red Cross team in St. Louis. Stanley 
Baker is in Company 9, N. Y., at 

'03. — Stanley King is a member of the 
Committee on Supplies of the Council 
of National Defense. James McCluney 
on Red Cross team of St. Louis. Ches- 
ter Burg, Corporal at Fort Riley. 

'04. — C. E. Ballou is in the Home 
Guard of Worcester. J. F. Kane is a 
lieutenant in the Montclair, N. J., 
Battalion and doing Ambulance Com- 
mittee work. Dr. P. A. Turner is a 1st 
lieutenant in the Washington National 
Guard. H. L. Packard is a member of 
the Massachusetts Home Guard. H. G. 
Lund is a member of the Massachusetts 
Militia. E. M. Whitcomb is chairman 
of the Amherst Liberty Loan Commit- 
tee and of the Amherst Public Safety 
Committee. Chas. R. Marquis is in the 
Quartermaster's Department of the St. 

Louis N. G. George K. Pond is in the 
Navy. Dr. Heman B. Chase is with an 
American hospital unit now in England. 

'05. — Sidney T. Bixby is driving an 
ambulance in France. Prof. John M. 
Clark is a lieutenant in the University 
of Chicago Battalion. R. Freeman is in 
the Home Defense League, South 
Orange, N. J. K. C. Mcintosh is pay- 
master of the U. S. S. Kansas. Ward 
F. Moon is in the Home Defense League 
of Freeport, L. I. Dr. W. W. Palmer is 
first lieutenant in the Medical Section, 
O. R. C. Dr. Fraray Hale has joined a 
medical unit for the front. 

'06.— H. D. Crawford is with the 
Home Guard of Worcester. R. C. 
Powell is a captain in the United States 
Reserve Corps now at Fort Myer, Va. 
J. S. Hamilton is with the American 
Ambulance service in France, American 
Base Hospital No. 2. William Hale, 
Jr., Captain in Medical Department of 
the 60th Canadian Battalion now in the 
field. James N. Worcester was in 
charge of Base Hospital at Battle of the 
Marne and has again crossed the water 
with rank of first lieutenant, U. S. Med- 
ical Reserve Corps. 

'07. — J. D. Willard is Field Secretary 
of the Committee on Agricultural Pro- 
duction of the Massachusetts State 
Committee of Public Safety. R. Jewett 
Jones is at Fort Rilej% Kans. Eugene 
F. Williams was on one of the St. Louis 
Red Cross teams. 

'08. — K. B. Shute is in Company 11, 
N. E., at Plattsburg. J. E. Marshall is 
secretary of the R. I. Branch of the Na- 
tional Security League. M. C. Shattuck 
is driving an ambulance in France. 
Paul Welles is a sergeant in Company L, 
7th N. Y'. Infantry. Holbrook Bonney 
is at the Presidio in the O. R. C. (rank 
of captain). Ralph B. Loomis sailed for 
France, June 23rd, for Supply Train 
Service. James P. Fleming, R. O. T. C, 

Amherst Alumni in the National Service 301 

Fort Sheridan, III. Prof. James T. 
Sleeper. R. O. T. C, Fort Sheridan. 
Charles E. Merrill is at the Officers' 
Training Camp, Fort Myer, Va. Allen 
W. Forbes is manufacturing munitions 
for the Allies. Roscoe S. Conkling is 
Deputy Attorney-General of the State 
of New York, in the Adjutant General's 

'09. — E. L. Chapin is a 1st lieutenant 
in the Signal Corps of the O. R. C. E. L. 
Earle is a clerk in the Cost Division in 
the Arsenal at Watertown, Mass. F. M. 
Butts is in Company 1, N. E., at Platts- 
burg. G. Dowd is in Company 1, N. E., 
at Plattsburg. K. McVaugh is in Com- 
pany 2, N. Y., Plattsburg. W. A. 
Vollmer is in Company 14, N. Y., at 
Plattsburg. R. C. Chapin is with the 
Rhode Island Naval Militia, now at 
sea on the destroyer Lamson. W. H. 
Wright is in Company 6, N. Y., at 
Plattsburg. D. J. Demarest is in Troop 
L, 1st Cavalry, N. G. N. Y. E. L. 
Dyer is captain in the U. S. A. Coast 
Artillery Corps. Sterling W. Pratt, 
R. O. T. C, Fort Sheridan, 111. Wilbur 
B. Jones is on the 4-minute speaker list 
in St. Louis. Joseph B. Jamieson is 
lieutenant in the U. S. Army Reserve, at- 
tached to the ordinance department in 
Washington. Richmond Mayo-Smith 
is attached to the Sanitary Service with 
the rank of captain in the Reserve 
Corps. Stoddard Lane is with the 
American Ambulance in France. 

'10. — H. S. Cragin is 1st lieutenant in 
the Eastern Department of the Medical 
Corps. C. W. Miller is in Company 14, 
N. Y., at Plattsburg. B. B. Lewis is 1st 
lieutenant in the Eastern Department 
of the Signal Corps. W. W. Goodnow 
is a corporal in Troop B, 1st N. Y., 
Cavalry. K. T. Tucker is in Company 
10, N. Y., at Plattsburg. B. H. Hall is 
at Fort Riley, Kans. 

'11.— C. B. Ballard is in the R. O. 

T. C. at Fort Sheridan, 111. R. H. 
George is in Company 12, N. E., at 
Plattsburg. G. T. Fish is in Company 
10, N. E., at Plattsburg. Waldo Shum- 
way is in Company 10, N. E., at Platts- 
burg. D. P. Smith is an assistant pay- 
master in the Naval Coast Defense Re- 
serve at Key West, Fla. C. C. Camp- 
bell, Company 5, Infantry, Madison 
Barracks, N. Y. J. M. Riker, Jr., Naval 
Reserve. Charles B. Rugg, member of 
Home Guard, Worcester. Horace R. 
Denton, Captain, Adjutant of Second 
Battalion, First 111. Field Artillery. 
Gordon T. Fish, Candidate 1st Com- 
pany, 1st regiment, R. O. T. C, Platts- 
burg Barracks. Donald Parsons Smith 
has rank of Ensign in Naval Reserve, 
now stationed at Key West. W. F. 
Corry is with the Amherst Ambulance 
Unit in France. 

'12.— H. R. Bacon is in the 1st N. Y. 
Cavalry at Madison Barracks, N. Y. 
J. H. Madden is in Company 2, N. E., 
at Plattsburg. R. H. Brock is in Com- 
pany 11, N. E., at Plattsburg. D. H. 
Parsons is sergeant-major in Company 
H, 1st N. Y. regiment, at Madison 
Barracks. C. Francis Beatty has been 
approved for a 1st lieutenant, Quarter- 
master's Department. Roger W. Birds- 
eye has been in Europe during the war 
with the Canadian Contingent and at 
last reports had won his lieutenancy. 
W. F. Burt, 1st Reserve Engineers, 
Fort Totten, N. Y. Allen W. Cook. 
R. O. T. C, Fort Sheridan, 111. M. C. 
Stuart, organizing and drilling Home 
Defense Corps and Rifle Club; has 
been instructed to continue at occupa- 
tion of manufacturing munitions. E. B. 
Vollmer, 1st Hospital Unit, U. S. Naval 
Reserve Force, 3rd District. L. J. 
MoUer, U. S. Naval Reserve, 3rd Dis- 
trict. Lloyd Jones, Sergeant Medical 
Department, Ohio National Guard. V. 
L. Huszagh, 1st 111., Cavalry. W. C. 


Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 

Atwater, Council of National Defense. 
F. D. Mulvihill, U. S. Naval Reserve 
Force, 3rd District. 

'13. — Charles Wadhams is in Troop 
H, 1st N. Y. Cavalry. Geoffrey At- 
kinson is in France investigating tuber- 
culosis among the non-combatants. H. 
A. Proctor is in Troop H, 1st N. Y. 
Cavalry. J. A. Tilden, Jr., is in the 
Naval Reserve at Newport, R. I. H. 
Warner is in Company 13, N. E., at 
Plattsburg. Herbert Pride is in Com- 
pany 9, Infantry, Madison Barracks. 

C. C. Benedict, 1st Reserve Engineers, 
Fort Totten, N. Y. Edward C. Knud- 
son. Company 12, Field Artillery, Mad- 
ison Barracks, N. Y. Herschel S. Ko- 
nold, R. O. T. C, Fort Sheridan, 111. 
Henry S. Loomis, Company 15, Caval- 
ry, Madison Barracks, N. Y. Edward 
Stiles Morse is in the 3rd Naval Reserve 
District. H. C. Wilder, 1st lieutenant, 
U. S. R., Company 13. Field Artillery, 
Madison Barracks. Louis Caldwell is 
driving an ambulance in France. 
Thomas R. Creede, Jr., Second Lieu- 
tenant in Engineers, N. J. N. G. Lewis 

D. Stilwell is in the Army Y. M. C. A., 
at Plattsburg, N. Y. H. G. Allen is 
with the Amherst Unit, Medical Reserve 
Corps, at Allentown, Pa. 

'14.— D. H. Brown is in the O. R. C. 
at Fort Snelling, Minn. S. Heald is in 
Company 13, N. E., at Plattsburg. L. 
Shumway is in Company 7, N. Y., at 
Plattsburg. L. Huthsteiner is in Com- 
pany 10, N. Y., at Plattsburg. R. M. 
Kimball is in Company 11, N. E., at 
Plattsburg. M. B. Seymour is in Com- 
pany 8, N. E., at Plattsburg. G. E. 
Washburn is in Company 13, N. E., at 
Plattsburg. L. M. Hickson planned to 
to sail for France the last of June to 
enter ambulance work. J. O. Outwater 
is 1st lieutenant in the 15th New York 
colored regiment of the National Guard 
now stationed at Peekskill, N. Y. K. O. 

Shrewsbury is at Plattsburg. C. Liv- 
ingston is at the training camp in the 
Presidio, San Francisco. W. H. McGay 
is in Naval Reserve on the Great Lakes. 
E. A. Whittemore is in Company 9, N. 
E., at Plattsburg. D. N. Clark is in 
Company 4, N. E., at Plattsburg. R. C. 
Debevoise is in the R. O. T. C. at Fort 
Myer, Va. F. D. Suydam will enter 
Y. M. C. A, work in connection with 
the concentration camps. S. Miller, 
with National Guard in Boston. J. D. 
Dickson, Company 9, Infantry, Madi- 
son Barracks, N. Y. R. W. Whipple is 
with the Amherst Unit, Medical Re- 
serve Corps, at Allentown, Pa. 

'16. — Richard Banfield is in the R. O. 
T. C. at Fort Snelling, Minn. J. E. Os- 
trander is an officer in the U. S. Navy. 
C. S. Day, 2d, is now serving in the Ca- 
nadian army. K. F. Caldwell is in the 
Naval Reserve. R. S. Moulton is in the 
M. I. T. School of Naval Architectiu-e. 
H. S. Kingman is in the American Am- 
bulance Corps in France. G. H. Hub- 
ner is in the New York Cavalry. G. P. 
Eastman is in the Naval Reserve. J. M. 
Gaus is in the office of the Supervisor of 
Administration, State House, Boston. 
L. R. Smith is in Company 14, N. E., at 
Plattsburg. J. W. Craig is in the am- 
bulance service in Europe. A. E. Ral- 
ston is in the ambulance service in Eu- 
rope. J. J. Atwater is in the American 
Ambulance Field Service in France. R. 
Pratt is 2d lieutenant in the N. Y. Na- 
tional Guard in the 15th colored infan- 
try. N. M. Kimball is in Company 5, 
N. E., at Plattsburg. M. L. McNair is 
in Company 9, N. E., at Plattsburg. D. 
S. Cutler is in Company 8, N. E., at 
Plattsburg. W. G. Thayer is in Com- 
pany 5, N. E., at Plattsburg. R. R. 
McGowan is in the R. O. T. C. at Fort 
Benjamin Harrison. E. W. Robinson is 
in the R. O. T. C. at Fort Benjamin 
Harrison. J. T. Cross is in the R. O. 

Amherst Alumni in the National Service 303 

T. C. at Madison Barracks, N. Y. 
Arnold Cady is at Plattsburg in the 
R. O. T. C. G. Keith is in the Naval 
Reserve. G. R. Hall is in Company 3, 
N. E., at Plattsburg. J. G. Cole is in 
Company 11, N. Y., at Plattsburg. R. 
B. Cooper is in Company 10, N. E., at 
Plattsburg. R. A. McCague is in the 
R. O. T. C. at Fort Snelling. R. M. 
Fuller is in Troop L, 1st N. Y. Cavalry. 
R. B. Babcock is in Troop H. 1st N. Y. 
Cavalry. E. W. Fuller with Bureau of 
Mines in Pittsburgh, Pa. Louis F. 
Eaton, Naval Reserve, has seen active 
duty at Charlestown Navy Yard since 
April 16th, 1917. K. W. Banta, Com- 
pany 12, Field Artillery, Madison Bar- 
racks, N. Y. C. K. Boucher, Madison 
Barracks, N. Y. P. F. Greene, Aviation 
Service. John R. Nicholson, R. O. T. C. 
Fort Sheridan, 111. Clarence Parks, 
R. O. T. C, Fort Sheridan, 111. Paul 
D. Weathers has signed as Captain in 
Quartermaster's Corps and will leave 
for France to study with French armies. 
Lowell Smith, 1st Company, Infantry, 
1st Provisional Training Regiment, 
Plattsburg Barracks. 

'16.— L. W. Douglas is in the R. O. 
T. C. at Presidio, San Francisco, Cal. 
J. S. McCloy is in Company 6, N. E., at 
Plattsburg. R. Gillette is in Company 
5, N. E.. at Plattsburg. C. F. Weeden 
is in Company 5, N. E., at Plattsburg. 
D. E. Hardy is in Company 4, N. E., at 
Plattsburg. H. Robinson is in Com- 
pany 3, N. E., at Plattsburg. W. K. 
Smith is in Company 5, N. Y., at 
Plattsburg. R. J. Anderson is in Com- 
pany 5, N. E., at Plattsburg. C. A. 
Ames is in the U. S. Aero Corps Training 
Squad. F. R. Otte is at Plattsburg. 
G. W. Washburn is in Co. 7, N. E. 
at Plattsburg. W. C. Bryan is at 
Plattsburg. S. W. Rider is in the R. O. 
T. C. at Fort Snelling. Humphrey F. 
Redfield is an ensign, N. R, C, on 

Ship Halcyon at Portsmouth. William 
G. Avirett, on ship Halcyon, at Ports- 
mouth. Douglas D. Milne, Fort Riley, 
Kans. T. W. Ashley is a lieutenant of 
Marines. R. W. Smith and E. H. Sea- 
mans are with the Amherst Unit, 
Medical Reserve Corps, Allentown, 

'17.— F. D. Bell, S. B. Goodrich, G, 
Hinman, T. Ivimey, C. B. Low, A. D. 
Mason, P. Plough, J. J. M. Scandrett, 
D. E. Temple, P. C. Williams, and L. D. 
Stapleton are at Plattsburg. F. K. 
Sanders, W. M. Miller, and H. H. Banta 
are at Madison Barracks. C. P. Coch- 
rane is a 2d lieutenant, O. R. C, acting 
as instructor at Plattsburg. H. D. 
Robinson is at Fort Niagara, N. Y. E. 
S. Marples is at Fort Sheridan, 111. F. 
N. Dent is at Fort Myer, Va. F. M. 
Sleeper is in the Harvard Training 
Camp. H. B. Pettee is in the Rhode 
Island Militia. M, E. Baker, L. M. 
Clark, N. R. Lemcke, C. B. McGowan, 
R. C. Perkins, H. B. Schmid, R. Mun- 
roe, and K. D. Carpenter are in the 
Naval Reserve. J. F. Vielbig and T. 
L. Widmayer are in the Amherst Unit, 
Medical Reserve Corps, at Allentown, 
Pa. J. E. Glann sailed for France, June 
9th, in the Amherst Unit, American 
Field Ambulance Service. H. I. Fill- 
man, W. F. Loomis, A. Romer, J. F. 
Swett, and J. L. Whitcomb have gone 
into the American Field Ambulance 
Service. J. A. Hawkins is in the 
Massachusetts General Hospital Unit. 
J. D. Clark is in the Roosevelt Hospital 
Ambulance Unit. Raymond T. Ross is 
with the American Red Cross in France. 
D. C. Hale and W. E. Sibley are study- 
ing wireless. B. Johnson and P. S. 
Greene are studying aviation. A num- 
ber of the class have gone into agricul- 
tural work. R. Masten has gone into 
ship building. Paul Lestrade is in 
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