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VOL. VII.— NOVEMBER, 1917.— NO. 1 


ON a recent blue Monday — my clerical readers need not be 
reminded what a blue Monday is — a group of ministers 
were waiting for a train on their way to a conference in a 
neighboring city. One of them, whose Monday, in consequence 
of his previous day's inspiration, was evi- 
Ideals Overhead dently more red than blue, and whose 
and Underground fondness for the first personal pronoun col- 
ored his whole vocabulary, accosting an- 
other — incidently butting into a heart-talk — said, "/ preached a 
war sermon yesterday, and do you know what I took for my text?" 
The other intimated that owing to a sad lack of ubiquity he was 
not in position to say. "Well sir," he went on, "/ took that text 
where Samuel hewed Agag in pieces before the Lord." The truc- 
ulent gusto with which he recounted that gruesome operation 
struck the other's funny vein, prompting him to intercalate, 
"What did he do with the pieces?" That, however, was a phase 
of the subject which the bellicose speaker had not considered. 
Whether the old-time prophet had determined what to do with 
the fragments of Agag or not, this man had not got so far. His 
fierce indignation, justifiable as it was, had only obeyed the im- 
mediate impulse to crush and destroy the monster evil that assails 
the world. We cannot single him out for blame. There are 
others just like him. The perfidies and atrocities of the war have 
goaded many to this furious reaction, — and left them there. 

But, you see, whoever stays there is doomed to be left behind. 
The world has moved fast through these three nightmare years 

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of war, — fast, though in a horrible cloud and uproar. The first 
keen sting of indignant impulse, a sound and healthy reaction as 
far as it went, has passed on to the stolid pressure of grim resolve. 
It had to be. The German Agag has required a deal of hewing, 
and the cleaver must have stout arms, many and persistent, to 
wield it. More than that, the German Agag himself, with a long 
prepared purpose to hack his way through, got into the butchery 
first, and has kept it up ruthlessly and indiscriminately until he 
has made well-nigh the whole world his Agag. Such a universal 
turmoil of hewing has never hitherto entered the heart of man. 
Deeper and deeper the nations have got into it, until the prophecies 
that were so rife at the beginning have died down to dismayed 
and doubtful inquiry. But one thing is looming up, imperious 
and insistent. We must begin to reckon no longer with the butch- 
ery but with the pieces. Our emulators of Samuel, if they would 
aid their worthy cause, must become constructive. 

And we are advancing that way. We cannot call a truce to the 
hewing yet, but we can project will and motive toward the hori- 
zon that is already opening out beyond the murk and confusion. 
And that is what our America is doing, what our old men who 
dream dreams and our young men who see visions are moved to 
do. The sense of this came to Amherst in a wonderful way only 
this last Commencement; when the older alumni came and told 
their dream, and the young men, alumni and undergraduates, 
many of them in khaki and navy-blue, showed in serious yet shin- 
ing faces the reflection of the vision. What a contrast to certain 
years before, when the joy of reunion lay so near to vacuous fri- 
volity! Small blame to them, then; it was their day of care-free 
frolic; but now? A great Ideal had risen, had gradually, as great 
things do, rounded from nebula to orbic form, had shaped itself 
from dream to concrete vision, lacking not eyes to see. College 
is the true seed-plot of such ideals, liberal learning their nurture 
and husbandry; and when President Wilson, a college man, gave 
this ideal the commission to "make the world safe for democracy," 
echoing thereby those deathless words of Lincoln "that govern- 
ment of the people, by the people, and for the people should not 
perish from the earth," it found them "highly resolved" and 
ready. That revealed fact made the recent commencement season 

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one of the most memorable in the history of Amherst, and the 
history of many another college came to the same noble table-land 
of response and resolve. It was an ideal with nothing to hide, 
nothing to trim and narrow; the purest spirit of manhood pro- 
claimed itself in it. It was an ideal that sought the light and rev- 
erenced the truth. 

Our generation has been too reluctant to identify its ideals with 
religion, and that negative sentiment, owing partly to agnostic big- 
head and partly to the trail of the German serpent, has come per- 
ilously near quenching all ideals of life that looked higher than 
our myopic eyes. What were we living for, after all? We were 
falling a heedless prey to what has been called "the foolish dislike 
to things religious as such, which has been the bigotry of the last 
generation or two." But the shock of war, soul-trying as it is, has 
come to change all this. It has stirred the better self of men to 
higher things, it is an ideal that expands measurelessly upward 
and outward, an ideal overhead. It no longer confines itself to 
the Agag-hewing business, compulsory though that at present is. 
And so of foolish boys it has made men. "This is a serious busi- 
ness," said one of our newly enlisted seniors, hitherto a light- 
weight, to me; and he was merely enunciating a common feeling 
among us. One is reminded of Browning's Duke, whom a moment 
of purer vision and aspiration transformed to honor and worth : 

"Tliat self-same instant, underneath, 
The Duke rode past in his idle way. 
Empty and fine like a swordless sheath. 
Gay he rode, with a friend as gay," — 

but a sudden light and power had pierced his idle nature, 

" And lo, a blade for a knight's emprise 

Filled the fine empty sheath of a man, — 
The Duke grew straightway brave and wise." 

So with many a genuine-hearted youth all through our land. It 
did not all come at once; it germinated and grew, like a seed re- 
sponding to the free light and air. And the irreligious bigotry has 

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gone. The response in many a soul is essentially a religion, the 
religion of the only possible "peace on earth, goodwill to men," 
which came to shepherds long ago. Their true leader, whether 
they sense it or not, is the Prince of peace. So their Agag-hewing 
is "not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against 
powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against 
spiritual wickedness in high places." This consciousness is des- 
tined to become clearer and deeper, to face with strength and joy 
the abysms of loyalty and sacrifice. If they have dallied too non- 
chalently with Nietzsche's assertion that "God is dead" they will 
be resolved rather to die with God than to live with Odin. 

This truly Christian ideal needs to be brought out into the open 
and kept there, because the world is confronting another ideal; 
the whole war, in fact, has become, ever more clearly and sternly, 
a war of ideals. Do not think that Prussia is without her ideal, 
fully defined and articulated, an ideal the diametric opposite of 
ours. That ideal, to which a whole German generation had been 
educated, plunged into the fight with all the zest of romance, with 
all the aplomb and arrogance of a manufactured kultur, calling 
for the applause of the world. Germany has long been recog- 
nized, with praise and ridicule, as the land of cloudy idealisms, 
which halted not at the bizarre and the grotesque, which stayed 
not for morals or compunctions; as a people who, whatever the 
cloudy image before them, "embraced the cloud" and wove its 
vapors into ponderous philosophies. How the rest of the world 
tried long to accept and assimilate those philosophies, — until it 
transpired that the systems one and all were the submissive slaves 
of a huge Juggernaut idol which they named the State! That, 
with its mechanical instrument of militarism, had concentrated 
all ideals, romantic and philosophical, to the sharp issue of world 
dominion. It did not look above the eyes; it had ceased to be an 
imaginative vision; it had become a grim and inveterate business, 
the business of Germanizing the world. That is the ideal that 
confronts us. We were slow to realize it. We see it now; by its 
fruits, already ripening in treachery and world-lust and secret 
machinations everywhere, we know it. It is not in the open. None 
of its work is above board and trustworthy. It is an ideal bur- 
rowing underground. And so, as we are coming increasingly to 

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see, it meditates not only its own eventual sway but the wreck 
of every other. 

One cannot see, judging from the attitude of the Germans who 
have been taken prisoners, or from papers found on the dead, that 
this Prussian ideal, entered upon with such eager alacrity, did much 
to fill "the fine empty sheath of a man" from across the Rhine 
with anything but blind hate and the stolid sense of obligation 
to hack his way through. They were doing what their god the 
state, through its soulless machine the army, had made them au- 
tomatic tools to do. There was no ideal in that — for them; that 
is why the world is so sorry for them, and so indignant with their 
superincumbent array of slave-drivers. For the maintenance of 
the ideal we must look to these latter, in an ascending scale, or 
rather descending path of cumulative plot, from petty officer to 
Kaiser. And there we find that the "blade for a knight's em- 
prise" has been forged and sharpened through gloating years in 
cruel cold blood. It has been made terribly efiicient for hewing 
and destroying; has built up the giant's brutal strength, which 
it is minded to use purely and solely like a giant. One sees in it 
nothing overhead, nothing that uplifts the heart or lights the face. 
And its highest slogan, the proclaimed ideal into which it has lied 
and hounded a hapless people is "Deutschland uber i\.lles", — 
Germany on top of everything. No conscience, no tenderness, 
no justice, no sense of right beyond might, — only the ruthlessly 
developed rage of the jungle, out of which the hordes of Odin 
swarmed centuries ago. It is idealism working in inverse order, 
working downwards to the tyrannous underworld. 

All the rest corresponds, — exactly, minutely, inescapably. 
There is no lack of labored stimulation, extolling the wonderful 
kultur ideal that is going to regenerate the world — more specifically 
the German domination of the world — when the U-boats have got 
in their work, and the seas are free for unlimited German piracy, 
and England is on her knees, and America is bled of her money, — 
what an inducement for the starving, sacrificed Fatherland to 
hold out a little longer! Meanwhile everything that is underhand, 
and undercutting, and underground, is inextricably woven with 

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the ideal, betraying it at every step like the cloven hoof, yet lauded 
as means to a high end, — as if means themselves were not ends, as 
if grapes could some time be gathered from thorns. These tactics 
of treachery tell a story which words cannot gloze over, which 
diplomacy cannot disguise. And they are not the language of 
real bravery and courage. They are the clumsy tactics of fear 
and shame and cowardice. With all their bluster they blench and 
crawl before one thing: the straight truth. Hence Germany's 
reluctance to come out into the open and avow her aims and her 
terms. Her persistent refusal to declare herself has long been the 
deadlock in the world's efforts to arrive at peace proposals. She 
has arrived at the point where her Deutschland uber Alles is prov- 
ing her nemesis; and while she has made herself unable to give 
it up, she is really ashamed to own that she ever cherished it. 
Before everything moral and truthful, everything that insures the 
free play of humanity, she is taking the way of arrant cowardice. 
So by her evasive diplomacy she is, in spite of herself, creating 
just the situation portrayed in plain and forthright terms in a 
certain old Book that we wot of: "For every one that doeth evil 
hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should 
be reproved." One need not add to this verdict. The moral denial 
and shame, the undergroundness, the blustering attempt to make 
idealized ends justify perfidious means, condemn themselves. 

To a hasty impulse it looks as if there were nothing for it but 
our doughty parson's way, to hew Agag in pieces before the Lord. 
And indeed, beyond this immediate reaction of indignation a whole 
world, our reluctant selves included, is for one of God's brief mo- 
ments drawn into this amazing orgy of hacking and hewing. But 
just as Samuel's act was prophetic, so let us see to it that so far 
as lies in us ours shall be. Already we are taking courage and 
strength from the contrasted ideal that is rising clarified and ma- 
jestic before us. The same old Book defines it: "He that doeth 
truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, 
that they are wrought in God." And as for the other ideal, with 
its tell-tale deeds of darkness and cowardice, it has wrought its 
own nemesis. Its fate does not depend on our hewing. It is 
suicidal. Whatever the immediate outcome of the strife, sooner 
or later, that monster state Idol of Hohenzollerism, usurping the 

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sanctuary of light and right, is doomed to be crushed by its own 

The war of ideals cannot long be forced underground, where 
are the works of darkness; its guaranty of permanent victory is 
where the light is, above the seeing of the eyes, above the madness 
of the brain. Is the promise of a new manhood there too — a new 
religion.? Well, be it so. 


Stephen Marsh 

IT seemed a swift ethereal wing 
Did fan the space about 
My brooding mind; a simple thing 
Was writ in fine — and doubt. 

The momentary flames shot bright 

And hot beyond my soul — 
Surpassed the compass of my sight. 

Part lost — yet not the whole! 

A fragment caught of something new, 
From heavenly hands let fall — 

But blinding bright. Perhaps the blue 
Of ethershine was all. 

In dreams I see — the full light screened 

By golden mists that shine 
Upon the face of heaven. What's gleaned 

And bound in words is mine! 

Such godlike thought I bring to you, 
Much wrapped in word and dream. 

In faith, and after pain, shalt view 
And .sear and pierce the gleam ! 

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[In all our colleges the opening of the new academic year has been awaited with 
hope not unmingled with apprehension; and the actual entrance upon the year 
has been signalized by suitable addresses on the situation, the prospect, the duty 
before those who remain in academic work. This article is the President's address 
at the first chapel service of the year, September 20, 1917. Ed.] 

"Waiting to strive a happy strife, 
To war with falsehood to the knife. 
And not to lose the good of life." 

IF this speech were a sermon, it would have three texts. In 
the words of the layman, it has three starting points. It 
springs from an observation, a principle, and a sentiment. 
The observation was given me by a Dartmouth man. The prin- 
ciple is a commonplace of logic. The sentiment is surging through 
every heart within this room this morning. I will state them 

The Dartmouth man, who was in his sixties, said to me, "The 
war seems to me to have taken boys who before it came were idle 
and worthless and to have made them men. I know a young 
fellow," he said, "who used to hang around the club, just a good 
fellow, good for nothing. But to-day he is in uniform, preparing 
for aviation; he is ready for service, straight, eager, manly, good 
for anything he may be given to do. When I heard he was ar- 
ranging his affairs in case he should never come back, I asked him 
in what spirit he was going, whether he was merely willing or 
really eager? And he answered, looking me straight in the eye, 
'I think I want to go.' " There you see is an observation which 
some men are making, that boys who were slackers in the conflict 
of life are becoming men in these days of strife. So far as it goes, 
I think the observation is true. 

The principle is a very simple one. It says, "Whenever you 
deny anything you assert something else." You never merely 
say that something isn't so; whenever you do that you imply 

Chapel Address 9 

that something else is so. If I say a man is not in WilUams, that 
means that he is somewhere else; if I should add, what might 
perhaps seem unnecessary, that he is a man of good sense, it might 
follow that he is in Amherst. But good sense or not, if there be 
such a man, he is somewhere, somewhere outside of Williamstown, 
and I who have excluded him from one place must assert that 
there is some other place, known or unknown, in which he may 
be found. I cannot make my denial without making the asser- 
tion too. 

The sentiment of which I have spoken is one of doubt and deso- 
lation. We had high hopes of our college work this year. But 
now our boys are gone, many of them; young fellows who sat 
here last year are in the schools and camps or already in the ranks. 
And we are left behind. The college is divided as we have not 

known it divided before. The fighters and the . Are we 

slackers, we who remain here? Have we quailed before the task 
which other men have faced? You remember the question that 
stung men into action years ago. "Our brethren are already in 
the field; why stand we here idle?" Is the college divided, has 
it split in two? 

Well now we have our observation, our principle, our sentiment 
before our eyes. Let us put them together and make them into 
one — the attitude in which the year shall be begun. 

Our people have gone to war. Why? Is it because they hate 
another people or would destroy them? It is not. Is it because 
of a desire to take something that other people have and keep it 
for their own? It is not. The reason for our fighting is a sense 
of danger; it is a threat against the kind of living which we think 
worth while. We fear a certain way of handling human affairs, 
of dealing with men. Our time for war came when that way of 
doing things came close to us, so close that we could feel the chill 
and dread of it. And we resolved to do our part in thwarting it, 
in thrusting it back. And so like other men across the sea, we 
made our vow, "They shall not pass." 

What is this way of handling human life which we resent and 
will not have? As I have read the words of those who lead and 
guide us and have talked with other men who follow them, the 
issues have become quite clear, perhaps too clear. Three things 
we hate. First, we hate the creed that might makes right, that 

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he who has the strength may take from him who has it not. Sec- 
ond, we hate the code which gives an interested few the right to 
use their many fellows for their selfish ends, to make them tools 
and instruments for selfish glory or for gain. And third, we hate 
the doctrine that a man may lie, may break his word, forfeit his 
obligations if only breaking faith will serve his purpose. These 
things, this creed, this code, this doctrine, we will not have. Up 
to this time, we have not wished to say what other people should 
do nor what their creeds or codes should be. But suddenly we 
seem to have found, confronting us, a way of handling human life 
that simply must not be, and so we fight to thrust it back and 
put another in its place. 

May I repeat the words I have just said, "And put another in 
its place. " There seems to me the answer to our riddle. By them 
a man may judge whether or not he is a slacker in the fight. By 
them we see whether the college is two or one, whether for those 
who go and those who stay there is a common fight, a common 

Our brothers are already in the field; they have gone out to 
fight. And why? Because they hate the way of life which 
threatens us. And so they fight, destroy, declare "this shall not 
be. " Fighting, you see, is negative. It will not have the hateful 
creed, the hateful code, the hateful doctrine. Whatever the cost, 
they must give way. Give way for what? To put another in the 
place. There is the affirmation — that other way of life, that way 
in which men should live and act, that is the thing for which men 
really fight. 

Fighting, (I say), is negative; its meaning lies not in itself, nor 
even in the thing it would destroy, but rather in the thing to make 
a place for which the evil thing must be destroyed. Have we then 
kinship with our soldiers? Are we their comrades in a common 
cause? Yes, if we love the things in .behalf of which they fight. 
They would destroy the creed that Might makes Right; do we 
believe that Right is Right, no matter who may have the power 
to force his will upon his fellows? They would tear down a code 
by which a few, by cruel and mean deceit, can use their fellows for 
selfish ends. Are we their comrades? Yes, if with all our strength 
we try to see that justice is done and men are given fair play in 
human living. Our soldiers hate a man who lies and breaks his 

Chapel Address 11 

oath and they would thrust the He back in his teeth and choke 
him with it. Are we their comrades? Yes, if we love the Truth, 
just as they hate the lie; yes, if we face the facts and do not try 
to twist them; yes, if we think the truth is strong enough to stand 
the test of being told. 

If you should ask me what we must do to keep our kinship with 
the Amherst men who have gone out to fight, there are two an- 
swers I would give you. First, we must stand ready to go when 
we are called to join them in fighting, to take our^^sii^ces in the 
ranks. But if we are not called a second task awaits us. We must 
build up the way of life in behalf of which they fight. Would it 
not be a sorry thing if they should win their conflict only to find 
we had no better way of living to put in place of that they had 
destroyed; only to find some meaner code sneaking its way to 
take the place they had left for us to fill.'' 

Are we then slackers, we who linger here.'' Not if we do the 
task that lies before us. I can tell you who is the slacker in these 
days of strife. He is the man who does not care for Right and has 
no wish to know what it may be; he is the man who has no choice 
how men may act or deal with one another if only he should get 
the thing he wants; he is the man who tells the truth for safety's 
sake but tells the lie as gladly as the truth if it will serve his end. 

I wonder if men think that proper human living simply grows, 
simply comes to be without our effort or attention. Is it not rather 
true that living must be made by slow and patient toil, does it 
not ever tend to turn and twist out of its proper shape; are we not 
cursed by blindness and stupidity that make us choose the thing 
we would not have and do the thing we would not do? Let no 
man think that right and wholesome and beautiful living lies 
ready at his hand. Life must be made; it must be wrought by 
labor of our hands and spirits. And we who would destroy the 
mode of life that other men have made, we must be ready to make 
a better life for men to live. And we who criticise the work that 
other men have done, are we so satisfied with things that we have 
done? Are there no men within our ranks who think that Might 
makes Right, are there no men who use their fellows for their 
selfish ends, are there no men who twist the fact and tell the lie 
that brings success? I think we have some work to do at home. 

In presence of the tasks that face us, I ask you, men of Amherst, 

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to put aside your doubt and desolation. The college is one, not 
two. Some of our men have gone to fight and some remain to 
study here. But they are one in purpose. Men come to college 
to study human life because they know that by the studying they 
can make life more nearly what it ought to be. They see how 
crude and stupid much of living is, how starved and poor, how 
lacking in taste; and on the other hand, they catch the vision of 
what it sometimes is and what it may become. And so they set 
themselves the task of understanding it to make it better. And 
if that work be interrupted by the need of fighting hostile foes, 
the purpose has not changed, the spirit is the same. 

Are we then slackers? Is the college cut in two.f* My Dart- 
mouth friend observed that in the fiery trial of this fight young 
men who had been slack are strong and keen, playing their parts 
like men in fighting for the common cause. And we who stay 
behind, what shall it mean to us? Have we been slack? Has col- 
lege study been the thing it ought to be? Have we not dawdled 
and fiddled, waiting for teachers to give us silly little tasks to do? 
Have we not shirked even our tasks? But now the time has come 
and we must be at work. Men come to college to try to under- 
stand. Come on, you men of Amherst, and meet the world that 
awaits you. Never had young men entering life the chance that 
waits on you. The world of men is molten, waiting the form that 
you shall give it. And will you fail to do your part? While others 
fight, will you forbear to build? Will you allow the college to 
break in two? I do not think you will. There are not many 
slackers here to-day. I think that in the spirit of the time, though 
ranks are thin, we shall not lose our kinship with our brethren in 
the field but we will fight and think to better human life. We 
will be Amherst men, as Amherst men have been before, as Am- 
herst men shall never cease to be. 

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TO realize what the opening of college has meant, it is 
well to recall the circumstances that led the Trustees, at 
their June meeting, to pass a special resolution declaring 
that Amherst would open its doors this fall as usual. Last year 
began late and darkly under the menace of the paralysis epidemic. 
More and more as the weeks went on the international crisis 
numbed all minds to other interests. The war-cloud burst and 
laid a weight of uncertain responsibility upon the men in college. 
There were rumors that college would not reopen after the spring 
vacation, that it would give place to the training camps early in 
May. Practically the entire undergraduate body at once diverted 
a fifth of their energy from education to military drill, but that 
was not enough. Man after man left to find immediate oppor- 
tunities to enter government service. Others, awaiting from day 
to day the call to go, lost interest in their college work. The 
jangle of rag-time rose insistently from the fraternity houses, and 
teachers faced the discouragement of dwindling and indifferent 
classes. For a time the convictions of the college seemed to falter. 
Many of the faculty asked themselves bitterly whether education 
could amount to more than a farce while the war lasted. 

Now we know the answer. We know that the college has been 
tested by the crisis, and is emerging justified and strengthened. 
We do not need to have President Wilson and Secretary of War 
Baker assure us that the work of educating its young men is the 
country's most essential industry and must be carried on. We 
know that it will go on and that Amherst is able to take a strong 
share in the work. One significant reason for our faith is furnished 
by the registration statistics. 

In June perhaps 250 men were still attending classes. Only 40 
Seniors crossed the Commencement stage. During the summer the 
size of the entering class remained uncertain. But in September col- 
lege opened with 351 men, to all intents a gain of 100. The Fresh- 
man class is larger than the classes of 1918 or 1919 were upon 
entering. The present Sophomore class is eight men stronger 
than last year's. The Junior and Senior classes, as expected, have 

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been practically cut in half. The reduction in numbers is ex- 
plained by the fact that 97 undergraduates who would normally 
be in college now have enlisted in war service; many are already 
in France, and of the whole number, as far as the records show, 
two were drafted. These men are our finest, and wherever they 
may be are still to be counted a part of Amherst. The war, then, 
has reduced our true numbers by about fifty men. 

Physically the college is holding its own; morally it is gaining 
ground. From the first day of rushing a new spirit has gone abroad. 
IndifiFerence and uncertainty are waning. The college rejoices 
in sincerity and strength. Every man who has come back to us 
this fall has made a choice and is fulfilling a determination. He 
has faced and is constantly facing the challenge vigorously enun- 
ciated in President Meiklejohn's speech at the first Chapel exer- 

"Are we slackers, we who remain here? Have we quailed before 
the task which other men have faced? You remember the ques- 
tion which stung men into action some years ago: 'Our brothers 
are already in the field; why stand we idle?' . . . 

"If you should ask me what we must do to keep our kinship 
with the Amherst men who have gone out to fight, there are two 
answers I would give you. First, we must stand ready to go when 
we are called to join them in the fighting, to take our places in the 
ranks. But if we are not called a second task awaits us. We must 
build up the way of life in behalf of which they fight. Would it 
not be a sorry thing if they should win their conflict only to find 
we had no better way of living to put in place of that they had 
destroyed; only to find some meaner code sneaking its way to 
take the place they had left for us to fill? Are we then slackers, 
we who linger here? Not if we do the task that lies before us." 

To help Amherst men meet the first of these duties Lieutenant 
George William Balfour Kinnear, an officer — until disabled by 
accident — of the Canadian Overseas Forces, has joined the faculty 
as instructor in Tactics and Military Science. An elementary 
course open to all undergraduates and an advanced course in- 
tended for those who expect to enlist within the year will be given 
under Lieutenant Kinnear's expert direction. In view of the in- 
terest taken in the Battalion last spring, there can be no doubt 
that the courses in Military Training will be loyally supported. 

The Spirit of the Year 15 

Only time can show how fully Amherst can contribute to the 
second and immensely more difficult portion of our task. The 
task is there, and there are abundant indications that the students 
in college feel the need of justifying their course. The tone of 
undergraduate life has risen to an unexampled pitch of high seri- 
ousness. One evidence of this may be seen in the businesslike 
way in which the larger student activities are being administered. 
If space permitted, we might illustrate by describing the splendid 
organization of the various important services rendered the college 
and the community by the Y. M. C. A. But an even more striking 
example lies in the response of the college to the Student Associa- 
tion tax. In previous years the collection of a smaller tax has been 
a matter of months of agony and exhortation, and a number of 
students have always succeeded in evading payment. This year 
the Student Association voted unanimously to collect a tax of 
twelve dollars per man, provision being made for allowing reduc- 
tions in the tax to needy students. On the day appointed for 
collection 346 out of 351 men in college appeared at the Association 
rooms and settled their obligations, about one man in seven paying 
by promissory note. Some seventy men applied for reductions. 
Their cases were heard individually by a committee and each 
decided on its merits. Twenty-nine hundred dollars in cash was 
paid in, and the support of athletics and other activities for the 
year assured. Former managers of undergraduate finances will 
agree that this is an unprecedented record; it was due partly, no 
doubt, to the machinery skilfully set in motion by the officers 
of the Student Association, but in large part also to the new loyalty 
and responsibility felt by each individual student in this time 
of trial. 

In the same fine spirit Amherst men have taken up the work 
of tlie class-room. For years perfunctory exhortations to study 
have been chronic a few weeks before the examinations. This 
fall the new attitude toward college work is accurately reflected 
in an editorial from the first number of the Student: 

"We have all heard that 'a college student can get a degree 
for work that would lose a business man his desk in the office.' If 
that is to be our attitude toward our work this year, then we are 
indeed shirking our duty toward the nation and toward ourselves. 
Every year we have it pointed out to us that if we loaf in college 

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we store up trouble for our later life by forming habits of sloth 
and idleness which are well nigh impossible to break afterward. 
Just now, however, the danger of such a course is even greater, 
for in addition we lay ourselves open to the charge both from others 
and from our own consciences that while our fellows give their 
best efforts to the nation, we contribute not a thing. . . . Now 
that the first excitement produced by the declaration of war has 
had time to die down somewhat, there is no excuse for spending 
all our time discussing the situation of the armies, the prospects 
of peace, and so on. We have come to college to get an education 
which will fit us to be of greater service when we are needed." 

Members of the faculty have already commented on signs of 
(juickened responsiveness in the class-room. Where they once 
spoke to nice boys, courteous and more or less attentive, they now 
speak to young men touched with a deepening sense of purpose. 
The change is impressive. 

It has not been accompanied, however, with any reduction of 
interest in healthy recreations. Rather there has been evident a 
gallant determination to keep up the normal and valuable under- 
graduate activities at any cost of effort. The soaring price of 
news-print has forced the cutting down of the Student to four 
pages, but the printed matter is better than ever. The Monthly 
is uncertain of its subscription list, but confident of its value in 
the training of undergraduate writers, it will continue publication 
till the last gasp. The Glee Club and the Masquers are getting 
into shape. And though only one veteran of last year's team is 
now in college, forty men reported to Coach Gettell for preliminary 
football practice. If Amherst's light and inexperienced team does 
not meet with a successful season, it will not be for want of en- 
thusiastic devotion on the part of the student body. 

With a keener interest in vital work and play spreading through 
the college, some unnecessary and perhaps childish traditions of 
the past find it hard to survive. The flag rush, through a time- 
keeper's error, resulted in a draw, and neither class voted to repeat 
the contest. Further illuminating hints of a changed attitude 
toward horseplay may be quoted from another Student editorial: 

"The Sophomores have declared themselves against disturbing 
the rooms of the lower i classmen, despite the experiences they 
suffered last year. They see the futility of it. The Seniors startled 

The Spirit of the Year 17 

some by their indifiference to the performance of Freshmen at 
their election — they have grown tired of it all. Several fraternities 
have made changes in their hazing rules, doing away with much 
of the objectionable part of them. Amherst is changing, and, we 
think, for the better. The old loyalty and spirit is still there, but 
it is expressed in a better, more practical way." 

Nonsense, in fact, is being weeded out of student life by the 
discipline of the national emergency. One fraternity, at least, is 
reported to have voted to give up its initiation banquet and dance, 
thereby crushing at one move an extravagance and a distraction. 
The collective and individual expenditure of money has become as 
never before an object of concern to every man in college. On 
the subject of undergraduate spending we may again allow the 
Student to represent college sentiment: 

"By being more economical the student may be able to save 
money for those who are sending him to college. Just now this 
saving is desirable, and though it does not assure a larger contri- 
bution on the part of parents to war charities, it makes a larger 
contribution possible. It is, then, the duty of every student who 
can not conscientiously subscribe to any war appeal himself, to 
be the means whereby he may save money for others whose priv- 
ilege and duty it is to give as much as they can." 

While the undergraduates at home are ready to do their part 
in this temper, Amherst will not be divided. The determination 
of the college this year is quite simply to prove the truth of Presi- 
dent Meiklejohn's words: 

"I think that in the spirit of the time, though the ranks are 
thin, we shall not lose our kinship with our brothers in the field." 

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THERE is a brand of conceit peculiar to the college. This 
is not surprising, for the college is in many ways a peculiar 
institution. Although it possesses the characteristics of 
the general community in some of its important features, it differs 
from them in other points, particularly in the incentives of the 
common life. Human nature shows itself in more or less persistent 
ways, and certainly the college affords abundant expression of the 
essential qualities of human nature; in fact right here is the basis 
for some of the uniqueness of the college, and for its peculiar form 
of conceit. Human nature is taken at a period when its expression 
is seeking its normal individual manner, when freed from some of 
its earlier constrained manifestations, it is making some new 
channels for itself. 

The quality of conceit is an interesting one. It is closely asso- 
ciated with pride, vanity, egotism, and self-esteem. Some of 
these are good and some are not. By etymology and by general 
approval, conceit is one of the undesirable qualities, along with 
vanity. There is an instinct of self-assertion that is one of the 
original tendencies of animal and of human kind. That does not 
necessarily make it good in a moral sense, but it does mean that it 
may be an excellent foundation upon which to build desirable 
characteristics of a more complex sort. Conceit is traceable to 
this inherent tendency, but is complex in that it involves ideas, 
and is a perversion in that it is an excessive assumption of ideas. 
Like pride it is a boasting in one's own accomplishments, pride 
being a justifiable, and conceit an unjustifiable boasting. Conceit 
carries the expression of opinions concerning one's self to an un- 
pleasant extreme. 

The period of college life is one of growing self-assertion, when 
boys "find themselves," when the change from boyhood to man- 

College Conceit and College Spirit 19 

hood is at least started, and in many cases carried all the way 
through. Moreover it is an experience that induces thinking about 
one's self. More than in any other sphere, in college life there is 
criticism. Some is the result of introspection, though probably 
not so much as in the days when the religious atmosphere was not 
only more marked, but also more doctrinal than it is at present. 
Most of the criticism, however, is due to the necessary methods 
and purposes of instruction. A teacher, like a dentist, must very 
often clear away unfavorable conditions before the surer basis is 
possible. Criticism is both easier than constructive suggestion, 
and naturally earlier in any process of development. At the 
beginning of his career a teacher is likely to be prevailingly critical. 
A student then, must accustom himself to criticism, and happy is 
that student who accepts it gracefully, imputing a worthy motive 
back of it, even when there is little evidence of such. Much 
self-examination, especially under stress of religious emotion, is 
not wholesome, but much application of careful criticism given by 
trained teachers is one of the best methods for securing substantial 
improvement. In the multitude of themes, reports, essays, and 
discussions that are asked for in the modern curriculum, there 
are two sources of great benefit to the student, — the one the con- 
structive putting together of ideas in concise English, and the other 
a careful revision or rewriting on the basis of the criticisms of the 
professor. We learn by doing, but also by doing over, when im- 
provements can be secured. A possible illustration is spelling; 
may be one reason why the average high school graduate is not a 
better speller is found in the loose practice of the high school 
teacher of merely announcing that there are some mispelled words 
in written work which the pupils are to find and correct. There 
is no follow-up system, such as the old-fashioned drill provided. 
Spelling is but an illustration; other courses might have served 
as well. Corrections should be required, — correct corrections 
that are the basis of future progress. 

Now conceit is very largely the persistence of uncorrected 
notions of things. Sometimes opinions are impervious, and we 
call a person holding them opinionated. But generally speaking 
the college has its machinery for securing the revision of opinions, 
that is, of reducing conceit in the students. The faculty institute 
some means, the students themselves some other means, not 

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impossibly actually mean, but usually effective nevertheless. The 
sophomores are a divinely created agency for eliminating conceit 
in the freshmen. Examinations at frequent intervals,- — and to 
be really efficient they should be frequent — are an almost equally 
divine institution for reducing the conceit of the upperclassmen, 
sophomores included. Both methods, however, should be fol- 
lowed up more than they are, for conceit has a power of recurrence 
that is surprising. The two remedies reach different types of 
students. There is the smart student who is conceited intellectu- 
ally, who is often untouched by student pressure, except maybe 
the rivalry of another bright man; but the classroom work of the 
college may reach him, especially if tactfully administered by a 
member of the faculty. Then there is the socially conceited stu- 
dent, the one that swells visibly at the thought of being a college 
man, particularly if he is able to contribute to the social or athletic 
life of the college. His tendency is to become snobbish and self- 
important. The very association with college men, college teams, 
or college organizations brings a feeling of self-exaltation that 
shows itself on the least provocation, and is extremely boresome 
to others, especially to non-college people. There is also the man, 
— though not numerous enough to be a class by himself, — that 
has lived alone during his college career, or has worked over-much 
to earn his way, or either by preference or by inability has refrained 
from student activities. His conceit is of a quieter kind, but just 
as real as that of the other groups. These two types are reached 
by the standards of the school if they are enforced, but need the 
toning influence of sophomoric interest. 

This phase of the remedy for conceit is through pressure, varied 
according to the type of student. There is no question that hazing 
should be restricted to reasonable limits, but a little of it does seem 
to instill a due sense of the fitness of things in college life. There is 
no question either, that the college should be absolutely firm and 
impartial in its intellectual standards, at the same time making a 
distinct appeal to the students. This leads to the place of college 


College spirit is the exaltation of the college in its particular 
function. It is not a vague "Hurrah for the college," or a noisy 

College Conceit and College Spirit 21 

demonstration on the part of any of the constituent factors of the 
institution, — advertising, booming the size, sensationalism in 
instruction, or in discipUne, or athletic achievement. It is a 
serious cooperation to give the college a place to fill, and the 
assurance of its filling that place. It is a matter of educational 
ideals as they affect the students. A real college spirit will kill 
college conceit, just because a bigger purpose will displace a smaller. 
Student conceit sees the amount of the personal contribution, to 
the exclusion of the object contributed to. The relative importance 
of the two is quite reversed. One's college made to appeal in terms 
of a clear-cut ideal, that in time will give away to another ideal, — 
and such is the course of experience, — should establish the true 
relative values. The sentimental prominence needs to be grounded 
in a more compelling and a more definite ideal. Like individuals 
in the frequently heard advice, colleges should be "good, but even 
more, good for something." If the college can appeal to every 
student at the outset of his college career, by its decisive educa- 
tional ideals, the energies of the student will be called out, and 
this will counteract the tendencies to self-absorption and personal 
gain, which are the food for conceit. 

Professional schools that parallel colleges, that is, that accept 
high school graduates, succeed in making such an appeal through 
the vocational interests of the students. A boy chooses a pro- 
fessional school because he has already made up his mind what he 
wants from further study. Unfortunately this appeal is too often 
entirely material, and includes nothing to call out a warm, generous 
college spirit. Students are there for what they hope to get for 
their own worldly advantage, and judge the institution very 
largely on the basis of its efficiency in producing these results. 
Such judgments are of course, immature, but — and this is my 
particular application — the school does not build up college spirit 
among its students in that way. Very often there is little in the 
course of instruction that broadens the interests of the student 
beyond his own professional work. It does not follow that there 
is more of intellectual conceit in such schools, for the necessarily 
high standards of work lessen that. But it does follow that college 
spirit is swallowed up in ambition for self. 

To go to the other extreme and take the so-called classical col- 
lege that leads to no or to any graduate school, or to business, we 

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have an institution that produces no more favorable results. 
Students that attend have vague benefits in mind, except as they 
consider the college a necessary or at least a desirable preliminary 
to more exact professional studies. The ideal of the college life is 
too thin, even though it be expressed in such words as "service," 
"citizenship," or "preparedness for life." And so conceit is 
fostered in that a premium is placed upon the personal element, 
and is not checked by any larger, more compelling requirement. 
And college spirit, at least of a sane, working sort, is not developed, 
large gifts from the alumni to the contrary notwithstanding. 


Is there not a better way in between these two extremes, or more 
accurately by a combination of them? We cannot do away if we 
would with the professional school paralleling the college. We 
cannot, and surely do not wish to do away with the small college 
with its non-professional bias; nor do we desire to use the words 
vocational or professional in any narrow or false way as applied 
to the college to attempt to smooth over the discrepancy. But 
we do wish to make the educational motif of the college definite 
and effective, and the acceptance of such purpose on the part of 
the student willing and hearty. This probably means a subdivid- 
ing of the "humanities" into groups, with a fore-sighted choice 
of some major group by each student at or near the beginning of 
his college course, and a clear announcement by the college of 
the selective features offered. Such a partial specialization will 
serve to develop within the student the desirable qualities, with a 
minimum of conceit and a maximum of loyalty. 

There is an atmosphere about college life that is broadening 
apart from particular studies. A boy going away from home to 
college, and to a slightly less degree a boy attending college in his 
home city, feels that a turning point has been reached. He is 
susceptible to new influences. It should be the care of the college 
that these inevitable influences be not too materialistic; it should 
be the care of the boy, now a young man, that these new influences 
be analyzed, and carefully adapted. School life beyond the high 
school, whether in the professional school or in the college, should 
be on a distinctly broader plane than the average high school can 

College Conceit and College Spirit 23 

possibly reach. The many phases of life must be related, and 
this is no easy task, but is a rewarding one when well done. 

The task is a double one; it requires a clarification of the pur- 
pose of the college by its administrative forces, and it means a 
hearty acceptance of that purpose by the students who come to 
prepare themselves by means of its educational ideals and equip- 
ment. Different colleges thus have their marked differences, and 
the choices between colleges is therefore to be emphasized to 
prospective college men. The history of the institutions have 
shaped their ideals to no small extent, even though the modern 
conditions are very different from those of the periods of organiza- 
tion. College spirit is encouraged by permanent idealism, main- 
tained at great cost. But more and more it will be true that boys 
will not go to a college because their fathers did before them; 
they will choose because of the embodiment of their own growing, 
conscious life purpose. Thus the best college life will be preserved, 
and the best men prepared for the realization of their life's goals. 


Harry Greenwood Grover 

WHEN I am gone, my last string snapped, burn up, 
I pray, the trembling wood through which I sang, 
The broken bridge, the keys that tuned my strings 
To seraph strains — this Thing through which I breathed: 
Burn it and blow its ashes to the winds 
Lest Pity's eye should find me out and say, 
"This was the one the Master used on such 
A day. The worms and dust of time have done 
For it. He found a better one!" Ah, Friend, 
Give not an endless death like this to me, 
But burn this shell whence I have fled, and grant 
Eternal life through haunting melodies 
The Master drew from me, his violin. 

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Cl^e ^ml^em 3illu)Strioui8 


TO the multitude of librarians the country over, whose 
endeavor is to keep track of what is doing in current litera- 
ture, especially in the numerous reviews and periodicals 
of the higher class, the name of William I. Fletcher was familiar 
as that of the efficient continuator (with constant enlargements 
and improvements) of the indispensable Poole's Index. To the 
smaller number of librarians who met him at conventions and in 
library classes he was regarded with admiration as the embodiment 
of what a librarian should be, accomplished and always ready to 
impart of his knowledge and methods. He did not miss the honor 
due a prophet in his own country; yet one fancies that most of 
the students little realized, when he died, how much was taken 
out of our college life. He was not an habitue of the class-room 
and the chapel service, not the person one first met in the delivery 
room; he was among the catalogues and editings that were mak- 
ing all their work easier. And when he left us, the work went on, 
from father to son, from older to younger, the college little 
conscious of interruption. The books and catalogues remain, 
impassive as ever. And the difference to us? Ah, that is what 
counts, — to us who worked and companied with him for more 
than thirty years, who, outside his library as well as in, felt his 
gentle, kindly, hospitable fellowship, a character without fault 
or guile; and to this nvunerous company, colleagues, friends, 
neighbors, the difference is great. 

Of his professional career we will let the Library Journal speak, 
as it does in the August, 1917 number, page 623:— 

William I. Fletcher, one of the outstanding figures in the 
American library world for many years, died in a sanitarium at 
South Amherst, Mass., on June 15. A member of the American 
Library Association since 1878, and its president in 1891-92, his 
influence was steady and true in promoting the welfare of the or- 
ganization and in forwarding the service which it desired to render 
to libraries and librarians everywhere. By his own devotion to 

William Isaac Fletcher 
Librarian of Amherst College, 1883-1911 

The Amherst Illustrious 25 

the bibliographical work with which he early became associated, 
and by the high standard of excellence which he maintained in 
every piece of work he undertook, he did much to lift librarianship 
to the ranks of the professions. His genius for detail is shown by 
the long list of indexes with which his name has been associated; 
while a grasp of keenly felt needs is indicated by his pioneer work 
with the summer school at Amherst College, which many librarians 
will remember with gratitude. 

Mr. Fletcher was born in Burlington, Vt., April 23, 1844, the 
son of Stillman and Elizabeth Severance Fletcher, and was edu- 
cated in the public schools of Winchester. He was for five years 
associated with Dr. W. F. Poole in charge of the Boston Athenaeum 
and was librarian in Lawrence, Waterbury, and the Watkinson 
Library in Hartford, Ct., until in 1883 he was appointed librarian 
of Amherst College, succeeding Walter S. Biscoe, who went to 
assist Mr. Dewey at Columbia College. The following year he 
received the honorary degree of Master of Arts from the college. 
His summer course in library methods was started in 1891, to 
meet a definite need, and was continued until 1905. In 1911 Mr. 
Fletcher turned over active charge of the Amherst Library to his 
son Robert S. Fletcher, though retaining connection with it as 
librarian emeritus. 

Mr. Fletcher was the author of "Public Libraries in America," 
published in 1895; joint editor with Dr. W. F. Poole of "Poole's 
index to Periodical Literature" and editor from 1882 to 1907 of 
its continuations; editor of the "A. L. A. Index to General Litera- 
ture," 1893 to 1901; and editor of the "Co-operative Index to 
Periodicals" with its successor the "Annual Literary Index" 
later known as the "Annual Library Index," from 1883 until 

From an earlier page (586) we quote the following: — 

His mastery of details and his persistent industry were little 
short of marvelous, and to him the late Dr. Poole owes in large 
measure the actual execution of the work associated with the elder 
name. The men and women of to-day who can succeed within 
their lifetime in doing half what Mr. Fletcher accomplished within 
the compass of his life, will have thoroughly earned, when their 
time comes, the appreciation of the profession and the gratitude 
of the community. 

26 Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 

[From The Scientific Monthly August, 1917.] 

MR. WILLIAM BULLOCK CLARK, professor of geology 
in the Johns Hopkins University, eminent for his contri- 
butions to geology, died suddenly from apoplexy on July 
27, at his summer home at North Haven, Maine. 

Wm. Bullock Clark was born at Brattleboro, Vermont, De- 
cember 15, 1860. His parents were Barna A. and Helen (Bullock) 
Clark. Among his early ancestors were Thomas Clark, who came 
to Plymouth, Mass., in the ship Ann in 1623 and who was several 
times elected deputy to the general court of Plymouth Colony; 
Richard Bullock who came to Salem, Mass., in 1643; John How- 
land, a member of council, assistant to the governor, and several 
times deputy to the general court of Plymouth Colony, who came 
to Plymouth in the Mayflower in 1620; John Tilly who likewise 
came in the Mayflower; and John Gorham, captain of Massa- 
chusetts troops in King Philip's War. Among later ancestors 
were William Bullock, colonel of Massachusetts troops in the 
French and Indian War, and Daniel Stewart, a minuteman at the 
battle of Lexington in 1775. 

Clark studied under private tutors and at the Brattleboro high 
school, from which he graduated in 1879. He entered Amherst 
college in the autumn of 1880 and graduated with the degree of 
A.B. in 1884. He immediately went to Germany and from 1884 
to 1887 pursued geological studies at the University of Munich 
from which he received the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in 
1887. Subsequently he studied at Berlin and London, spending 
much time in the field with members of the geological surveys of 
Prussia and Great Britain. 

Before leaving Munich Dr. Clark was offered and accepted the 
position of instructor in the Johns Hopkins University. He was 
instructor from 1887 to 1889, associate from 1889 to 1892, asso- 
ciate professor from 1892 to 1894, and professor of geology and 
head of the department since 1894. He has been for a long time 
a member of the academic council — the governing body of the 
university — and always took a very active interest in its affairs. 

William Bullock Clark 

From 1894 to 1917 Professor of Geology, Johns Hopkins University 

The Amherst Illustrious 27 

acting as one of the committee of administration while the uni- 
versity was without a president. 

In 1888 he was also appointed an assistant geologist on the U. S. 
Geological Survey and detailed for work on the Cretaceous and 
Tertiary formations of the Atlantic Coastal Plain. At the same 
time he was requested to prepare the correlation bulletin on the 
Eocene, one of a series of reports which represented to the 
International Geological Congress in Washington in 1891. Pro- 
fessor Clark spent the summer of 1889 in a study of the Eocene 
deposits of the far west while the remaining period was occupied 
in the investigation of the Eocene formations of the Atlantic border. 
He was advanced to geologist on the staff of the U. S. Geologi- 
cal Survey in 1894 and held this position until 1907, since which 
time he has acted as cooperating geologist. . . . 

Under an Act of the Legislature passed in 1900 Professor Clark 
was appointed commissioner for Maryland by the governor to 
represent the state in the resurvey of the Maryland-Pennsylvania 
boundary, commonly known as the Mason and Dixon line. This 
survey was completed four years later and an elaborate report 
prepared. In 1906 he was made a member of the Maryland State 
Board of Forestry and elected as its executive officer, which posi- 
tion he held at the time of his death. The governor appointed 
him in 1908 a member of the State Conservation Commission. 

Professor Clark organized and directed the preparation of the 
official state exhibits of Maryland mineral resources at the Buffalo, 
Charleston, St. Louis, Jamestown, and San Francisco expositions 
in 1901, 1902, 1904, 1907, and 1915. These exhibits attracted 
much attention at the time and received a large number of con- 
spicuous awards. These exhibits have been permanently installed 
as a state mineral exhibit at the state house in Annapolis. 

When President Roosevelt invited the governors of the states 
to a conference on conservation at the White House in May, 1908, 
it was arranged that each governor should appoint three advisers 
to accompany him. Professor Clark was one of the Maryland 
advisers and took part in the conference. 

After the great Baltimore fire in 1904 the mayor of the city 
appointed Professor Clark a member of an emergency committee 
to prepare plans for the rehabilitation of the burnt district and 
for several months he served as vice-chairman of the important 

28 Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 

subcommittee on streets, parks, and docks whose plans resulted 
in the great changes subsequently carried out. 

With the outbreak of the war Professor Clark became actively 
interested in problems of defense and economic preparedness. He 
was appointed a member of the National Research Council and 
was chairman of the subcommittee on road materials and a mem- 
ber of the committee on camp sites and water supplies. He was 
also chairman of the committee on highways and natural resources 
of; the Maryland Council of Defense. 

Numerous scientific societies have elected him to membership, 
among them the National Academy of Science, of which he was 
chairman of the Geological Section, the American Philosophical 
Society, the Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences, the Amer- 
ican Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Deutsche Geologische 
Gesellschaft, the Washington Academy of Science, Paleontolo- 
gische Gesellschaft, and the American Association for the Ad- 
vancement of Science. He was councillor and treasurer of the 
Geological Society of America at the time of his death. In 1904 
he was elected a foreign correspondent of the Geological Society 
of London. He was also president of the Association of State 
Geologists. Amherst conferred on him the degree of LL.D. in 
1908. He had numerous offers from other institutions, perhaps the 
most important being the professorship and head of the depart- 
ment of geology at Harvard University, but all of these were re- 
fused, and his devotion to Hopkins and the ideals for which it 
stood was unswerving. 

He was married October 12, 1892, to Ellen Clarke Strong, 
daughter of the late Edward A. Strong (Amherst, '55), of Boston, 
and had four children, Edward Strong, Helen, who was recently 
married to Captain H. Findlay French, Atherton, and Marion, 
all of whom survive him. 

He was always keenly interested in the educational value of 
the work of the various state bureaus which he directed and had 
just finished writing a geography of Maryland for school teachers. 
At the time of his death he was engaged in writing a report on 
the underground waters of the state and another on the coals. 


Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 


John Franklin Genung, Editor 
Associate Editors, Walter A. Dyer '00, John B. O'Brien '05 

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 Alumni Council of Amherst College 

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


WHAT about the new library?" — is, we imagine, one of 
the first questions that will be asked by some of our 
readers. Well, it is virtually finished; only some fur- 
nishing and decorating inside and some little grading and seeding 
outside remaining yet to be done. It is not quite ripe enough to 
pick, — that is, to be presented as it ought to be in picture and 
description; and this we regret, for we had counted on devoting 
sonie of this number to that agreeable work. It is to be dedicated, 
however, as we understand, some time in November, and then 
doubtless we shall have pictorial and literary material interesting 
enough to pay well for the waiting. We can certainly say that 
the new building, with its accommodations and appointments, 
puts Amherst in the very front rank for colleges of its size and 
type. But we find that a similar thing was said, when it was fin- 
ished in 1853, of the edifice we have just left, — that familiar stone 
structure which remains to be turned to other purposes. It may 
be of interest therefore to show, as we do in our frontispiece, how 
the old library looked inside, when the late reading-room was its 
only book stack. The picture was taken in 1880, three years before 
Mr, W. I. Fletcher was appointed librarian. The difference is 

30 Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 

THE picture on our cover may be taken as a symbol. After 
a moment's inquiry you will recognize it as not somewhere 
in France but right here in Amherst, right where for forty- 
seven years classes galore have passed in and out. Let it stand 
therefore, with its granite steps and arches, as the silent speaking 
symbol that Amherst is still, as ever, doing business at the old 
stand,— with numbers diminished by these troublous times, but 
with undiminished resolve. 

IN glancing through the many college alumni magazines which 
exchange with the Quarterly, one is impressed with the 
extent to which the war and personal participation in it have 
overshadowed everything else in American collegiate and uni- 
versity life. It is natural. Since the nation is at war, it is right. 

It is refreshing, nevertheless, to find another note occasionally 
struck. For, after all, our American colleges are not merely mili- 
tary training schools, even in war time. There is something to 
be said in favor of conserving college traditions in the midst of a 
world upheaval, not losing sight of the fundamental function of 
the college — the propagation of learning. 

The following, taken from an editorial in the Johns Hopkins 
Alumni Magazine, is apropos: 

"We are soon to learn that it is difficult to continue at one's 
accustomed task when other men are shedding their blood for a 
common ideal, but teachers, of all men, have the consolation of 
knowing that in the present crisis they are not merely marking 
time by carrying on their routine. After this tyranny is overpast, 
there will remain a civilization wounded in its vitals, a world so 
overburdened with debt as to present a series of new and different 
problems of politics and economics, and a human spirit so be- 
wildered, so rebellious, and so insecure in its faith as to require 
for its comforting a restatement, or rather a new assertion, of the 
truths of philosophy, ethics and religion. It is to rebuild this 
wearied and disillusioned world that the college men of the next 
few years must be trained, and in order that this training may be 
done effectively the great universities must realize that the con- 
ditions demand not a cessation of effort, but an increase of effort 
and an increase of consecration on the part of the individual 

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Professor Greenlaw of the University of North Carolina, in the 
latest volume of "Studies in Philology," puts it in another form: 

"That radical changes in American education are at hand is 
beyond question. To think that the issue lies between liberal cul- 
ture and compulsory vocational training is to start another profitless 
controversy between the Ancients and the Moderns and to fall into 
the blindest of errors. But that advanced scholarship, in whatever 
field, must emerge from its isolation and through both individual 
and cooperative effort contribute not alone to learned journals 
for initiates in the mystery but also to the life of our common 
humanity is as certain as that America must prepare to take her 
part in world affairs. In the new age now dawning in America, 
impulses that enriched the renaissance may once more become 
active. To foster such impulses is a duty of scholarship now as it 
was in the humanistic revival of the fifteenth and sixteenth 

ONE of the three here mentioned, in behalf of the two others, 
ventures to print with thanks the following communica- 
tion, received as a private letter from Edmund M.Blake '97, 
too late for insertion in our last number. 

The Class of 1897, at its Twentieth Reunion at Amherst in June, 
1917, learned with profound regret that three well-loved members 
of the faculty — John F. Genung, Benjamin K. Emerson, and John 
M. Tyler, had completed their active connection with the College. 
It desires to express in no measured terms its sense of the high 
value of the service which these three men have rendered to Am- 
herst College through so many years. Their devotion to the ideals 
of the broadest scholarship and the most genuine culture has been 
an inspiration to all of their students, while their love of truth, 
their rare sympathy and their genius for friendship have endeared 
them to generations of Amherst men. Many have labored to 
make the college which we love: none have wrought more finely 
or in more enduring form. 

The Class of 1897 wishes for these three men during the suc- 
ceeding years the satisfaction and happiness of work well done 
and hopes most sincerely that an opportunity may be given them 
to go on contributing to the College out of the fulness of their 
knowledge and the richness of their experience. 

32 Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 

Ci^e 1300ft Cable 


Shakespeare's Macbeth; edited by Daniel V. Thompson, A. M., Head of the 
Department of English in the Lawrenceville School; New York, Henry Holt and 
Company, 1917. 

This book is unobtrusively different from any other school text of a Shakespeare 
play that this reviewer has ever seen. One who has ever "taught Shakespeare" 
to boys who prefer George Barr McCutcheon will go through Mr. Thompson's intro- 
duction and notes with unflagging interest, and lay them down with the prayerful 
wish that he himself might be the kind of teacher who could make them. For one fact 
glows in every line of them; namely, that none but the best sort of teacher could 
have made them. Fault could be found with the book, but it would be fault-finding, 
not criticism, — as who should say, "I could have put a different sort of weathercock 
on that tower," knowing very well he never could have built the tower. 

The remarkable thing about the book is the fact that Mr. Thompson has so 
unfailingly kept the big essential things before him as a guide through all the mass 
of detail with which he has worked. The very best of criticism and scholarship 
have gone to the making of his introduction and notes, and the best of it is that no 
schoolboy would ever guess it. Nor would any save one who has worked out a 
theory or problem in Shakespeare, and who knows the amount of restraint it requires 
to set forth in a simple sentence the result of laborious days as casually as it if were 
the merest commonplace of Shakespearean criticism. The effect is like that of 
"indirect lighting;" light shines into every corner, but never in your eyes. This ia 
especially evident in the introduction. Most introductions demand that before 
reading the play the pupil wade through forbidding discussions of the evidence by 
which the play is dated, and the "sources of the plot." They are like dyspepsia 
cures taken before dinner, they would aid digestion if they left the sufferer any wish 
to take anything into his stomach. Mr. Thompson's introduction is just the op- 
posite; first, in that it is intended to be read after the play; second, in all other 
respects. Here, even more clearly than in the notes we have all worthy industry of 
scholarship serving, and kept subordinate to, the broad imagination of the true 
critic. It is not often that such scholarship and such imagination are placed at the 
service of schoolboys; it brings home to us anew the fact that nowhere in all our 
educational field is it more necessary and more welcome. Most of all is it welcome 
as bringing new and powerful aid to the plaintiff in the great modern case of Shake- 
speare versus Robert W. Chambers, et al. 

Robert P. Utter. 


How To Get Ahead. Saving money and making it work. By Albert W. Atwood. 
Indianapolis, The Bobbs-Merrill Company [1917]. 

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This is not an economic treatise on Money, on the one hand, nor a mere "preach- 
ment" on the virtue of thrift, on the other. Its author has had long experience in 
the pages of various magazines, the problems of would-be investors who feel that 
they are ignorant of "finance," and yet realize dimly that their little savings can 
be made to work for them; and this experience has given him a knowledge of their 
point of view and of the help they most need, which has well fitted him for the task 
he has here undertaken. 

In the first chapters he treats of the value of thrift, and emphasizes the possibility 
of saving even on a small income, going into some discussion of ways and means to 
prove his point. This is the weakest part of the book. It is not wholly free from 
the "preaching" abjured in the introduction, and its discussion of family-budgets 
is too superficial to be of great value. Others have studied this question more care- 
fully than he; and he might well have contented himself with a single chapter, and a 
reference to one or two good treatises on the theme. This would have left him 
more room for the portion of the field that is more particularly his own. 

In the second and larger part of the book we have well-balanced, judicious dis- 
cussions of bank-accounts, insurance policies, home-purchase, and investments, 
which reflect the experience gained in the practical work of answering specific 
questions on these subjects, and should be of very real value to the young men and 
women for whom the book is primarily intended. The advantage in the long run 
of safety over quick returns, the merits of the various types of insurance policy, the 
possibility and the wisdom of consulting one's local banker freely on one's financial 
affairs — it is in the discussion of such topics that the author shows his trustworthi- 
ness as a guide to a beginner in the world of finance. 

Perhaps there is no lesson that the American people needs today more than the 
lesson of thrift. We are spoken of scoflSngly as dollar-worshippers, but as a 
matter of fact our knowledge of our supposed idol and its potentialities is far behind 
that of the European peoples. It is due to the marvelous thrift of the French 
peasants that France is again a power in the world today, after the supposedly 
crushing exactions of the Prussian indemnity in 1871; the glories of Verdun are 
based on the hoards of the toilers of France. If the stringencies of war will recall 
our people from the extravagance of recent years to the fine old New England virtue 
of thrift, it may save us from disintegration and decay, and prove the surgeon's 
knife that brings restored health to the body politic. A superficial observer might 
think the message of this little book one of self-interest merely; but in view of 
present conditions such work as the author is doing, so far from appealing to selfish 
motives, is a patriotic work of national importance. We must have a campaign 
of thrift; and "How to get ahead" should prove a useful campaign document. 

Foster Stearns. 


The Five Babbitts at Bonntacres: A Story of Back-to-the-Landers. By Walter 
A. Dyer. Illustrated by J. O. C. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1917. 

How many of our graduates, I wonder, — not the young but the older ones, — 
remember "The Swiss Family Robinson " — that slow, schoolmasterly young folks' 

34 Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 

story, or rather thinly disguised treatise which, cribbing its basic idea from the 
perennially fascinating Robinson Crusoe, shipwrecked a whole unbroken family 
on a desert island, and proceeded to educate them there in domestic duties and 
natural history? It was a quasi-classic of the days when young folks' literature 
was scant and didactic, not to say pedantic. Well, this book of Mr. Dyer's reminds 
one of the Swiss Family Robinson. I hasten to say, however, that it is both by 
analogy and contrast that it does so. Instead of a desert island on which a family 
is cast, we have a small New England farm, a little-heeded inheritance, to which 
a city business man is doomed by physician's orders to retire. Life there is to him 
like some long disused thing rescued from the past; to his family it is utterly strange. 
The company consists of the father, who is slowly recovering strength from in- 
validism, the wife, a daughter, and a son. This makes four Babbitts, whose adven- 
tures are the various experiences, prosperous and otherwise, of making farm life 
yield and pay. How the fifth Babbitt came to be added is to an extent the sus- 
pensive element, the plotted thread of the story. For the assumed town-bred 
reader Mr. Dyer manages to give almost as much zest and novelty to the routines 
of farming as if the family were veritable Robinson Crusoes exploring, exploiting, 
subduing, adapting in an entirely new field. But for the born farmer too the book 
is not without its hints of the more scientific modern means and methods. The 
story flows along through one farmer's year and well into the second, told in Mr. 
Dyer's easy and charming style, and with good variety of character and incident. 
It is not didactic; herein it is contrasted to rather than analogous with its 
prototype; and yet you are aware all the while as you read the Babbitts' experience 
that what they did with their farm is what ought to be done with one. The book 
just misses being a chatty treatise; the author has once to remind us — and per- 
haps himself — that "after all, this is the story of the Babbitts, not a treatise on 
agriculture." It is scarcely necessary to add here that we in Amherst know exactly 
where Bonnyacres is, and whose experience and problems are to a large extent 
reflected in it. J. F. G. 



A History of Williston Seminart, by Joseph H. Sawyer, with an Introduction 
by Henry M. Tyler. Published by the Trustees. 

An Old New England School, A History of Phillips Academy, Andover, by 
Claude M. Fuess. Houghton, Miflain Company. 

A FEW months ago there appeared almost simultaneously histories of two 
of our most distinguished academies, Phillips Academy, Andover, and Wil- 
liston Seminary, Easthampton. The principals of both these schools 
are Amherst graduates. Both histories are written by Amherst men; that of 
Williston by Principal J. H. Sawyer, '65, and that of Andover by Professor C. M. 
Fuess, '05. The record of progress of both schools is well traced and exceedingly 
interesting. Both books are also histories of education. Best of all, they throw a 
clear light on the aims and purposes of the founders of the schools, and on the 

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dreams, hopes, and ideals of past generations, showing what the leading spirits of 
those early times wished as the best training for their children. For, as Mr. Fuess 
approvingly quotes from Professor Channing: "Seventeenth-century Puritanism 
was an attitude of mind rather than a system of theology, — it was idealism applied 
to the solution of contemporary problems." The history of a school or college is 
a history of the life of souls. 

Williston Seminary was born in Hampshire County in 1840. For over one hun- 
dred years the county had been harried by Indian raids and the settlers had never 
known peace or safety. The Revolution had left them a poor agricultural commu- 
nity burdened with debt and taxation. But as early as 1790 academies began to 
spring up. During the next fifty years fifteen or twenty schools enumerated by 
Dr. Sawyer, were founded in this county, and then or later, four colleges were 
grown up in a little portion of it "less than seven miles square." The people who 
gave out of their poverty to found these schools and colleges were evidently hungry 
for education and willing to pay the cost. 

Samuel Williston, founder of Williston Seminary, was the son of a minister. The 
minister's son married a deacon's daughter, and the two started in business. They 
"began very poor, gained very slowly, and accumulated by hard work, patient 
continuance, cheerful hope and courage, and constant economy. They purposed 
to be producers of values, and invested their earnings in institutions which would 
multiply the number of those who should themselves create new values." They 
wished to invest all, and more than all, that they could spare to establish an "Eng- 
lish College" in Easthampton for the people of Hampshire County whom they 
knew and loved, and for the world. They were persuaded by friends at Amherst 
College to found a high grade preparatory school of which the scientific department 
always remained the object of their deepest interest. 

But their gifts were by no means limited to the school which was their child and 
heir. They saved Amherst College during the years of its poverty, friendlessness, 
neglect, and starvation. They gave liberally to Mount Holyoke. They aided in 
building Methodist and Catholic churches in Easthampton. In these and many 
similar benefactions they often pledged more than they had. The working capital 
of the business was often sadly reduced, and of reserve there was none. They were 
eager to produce real values, making the world richer; and they were well content. 

Phillips Academy, Andover, was opened in 1778 with thirteen pupils. Its founder 
was Judge Samuel Phillips. His grandfather had been a minister ruling his parish 
in Andover with diligence and efficiency. His father had engaged in business in 
Andover. Samuel was a graduate of Harvard, as his father had been before him. 
His uncle. Dr. John Phillips settled in Exeter, N. H.; and after contributing gen- 
erously to founding Phillips Andover left a large part of his estate to establish a 
similar academy in his own town. The family so important in the history of edu- 
cation had sprung from the aristocracy of the Boston theocracy, and they carried 
its stamp all their days. During the Revolution Judge Phillips manufactured gun- 
powder for the Continental army. In him the stiff, unyielding characteristics were 
considerably ameliorated. He was human and humane. He built the fine Phillips 
Mansion with its more than sixty windows and fine panellings. Here he dispensed 
a generous and elegant but simple hospitality. His wife and son almost reduced 

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themselves to poverty to found Andover Theological Seminary. He was a wise 
and farsighted deviser of liberal things. He directed in the constitution of the 
school that a majority of the trustees should always be laymen. He left them large 
liberty as to courses of study. He provided the institution with a campus of nearly 
150 acres. He greatly doubted the educational value of Latin and accidence for 
young boys, and probably knew less Greek. Yet he allowed his first principal, the 
great Eliphalet Pearson, to make the course of study "overwhelmingly classical." 
He would have preferred that agriculture and similar training should form a part 
of the boys' education. This also was denied him. Firm as a rock in the essen- 
tials, he could yield in details as his grandfather could never have done. Never 
robust in health, he did a century's work and died when only fifty years old. When 
we remember that Judge Phillips had no school after which he could pattern his 
new academy and that he was entirely a pioneer in this kind of education, we are 
amazed at his shrewd idealism and wisdom. 

The resemblances and differences between the Boston and Andover aristocrat 
and the democratic Easthampton manufacturer form a fascinating theme for com- 
parison. They were both ardent apostles of education for character and life. It 
seems as if the writer of the constitution of Williston, also a rugged Puritan, must 
have studied carefully that of Phillips Academy. He sounds the keynote of them 
both in the words: "Goodness without knowledge is powerless to do good, and 
knowledge without goodness is power only to do evil; while both combined form 
the character that most resembles God, and is best fitted to bless mankind." It 
would have been a most Interesting experiment if each had been free to carry out 
his own plan and devices in all its details. Perhaps it was better as it was. We 
do not know. 

We have glanced at the founding of these two great schools, producers of the high- 
est values. The record of their progress must be read in the two volumes. There 
is not a dull page in either one. We are glad that they were written by Amherst 
graduates. One feature of the history of both schools cannot with justice be over- 
looked. At Phillips Academy the great rugged, often overbearing Pearson was 
followed by "Pemberton, the Polite." Similarly almost a century later the mighty 
"Uncle Sam Taylor" a profound scholar and marvelous drill-master was succeeded 
by the gentle, kindly, firm, humorous, shrewd, patient, unobtrusive and self-uncon- 
scious, lovable and beloved Dr. Bancroft, worthy of an even higher place in the 
hierarchy of academy principals than Professor Fuess dares to assign to him. 
Similarly at Williston the work of Dr. Henshaw had to be followed by the quiet, 
steady, wise and farsighted, constructive work of Principal Sawyer. The mantle 
of the fiery Ellijah must fall on the less conspicuous, but even more useful, Elisha. 
The Kingdom of Education, like the Kingdom of God, cometh not with observa- 
tion. John M Tyler. 


Across the Years: Translations from the Latin Poets. By Charles Ernest Ben- 
net. Boston: The Stratford Company. 1917. 

The publishers of this neatly printed little volume announce Professor Bennett 
as "an iconoclast." They go on to explain, and their explanation goes — as far as 

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it goes, — but their word is too one-sided; it expresses only a half-truth, and that 
the poorer half. He may better be called just the opposite; for his versions are 
made in the interest of that more inner and kindly spirit of poetry which is so hard, 
almost impossible, to get from one language to another. Since Fitzgerald made 
such a magical success with Omar Khayyam, such has been the endeavor of trans- 
lators — not strictly translation but transfusion of the feeling and spirit. Professor 
Bennett owns to the same ideal in his Foreword. "It will be obvious to the most 
casual reader," he says, "that many of these renderings are not 'translations' at 
all; nor do they claim so to be. The author (I cannot now consistently say 'trans- 
lator') is fully aware that he has generously favored the spirit rather than the 

Accordingly when the spirit of the piece seems meant for it he is free to assume 
what some one has called the "unbuttoned mood." Not that he seeks just this 
occasion. When the spirit is serious he does not transgress it; when delicately 
graceful, there is sweetness and grace to correspond. But also he can on occasion 
drop into coon dialect or Italian waiter English; and once he frankly owns to "a 
wilful perversion of Horace, Odes, II. 20." One of the poems (from Horace, Odes, 
I. 8) has been engrossed and posted in the Gymnasium, for thereby hangs an Am- 
herst tale. We venture to quote it: — 

Come, Liddy, I've a bone to pick; 

'Fess up, you minx, and tell me truly 
Why Sybaris is pale and sick. 
Who once was plump and trim and slick — 
How did you come to turn the trick 

That alters him so cruelly.'' 

Why now no more on sunny Pratt 

Does he delight to show his paces. 
Who thought it play to doff his hat 
And do the hundred in ten flat. 
Or line one out from off his bat 

That emptied all the bases? 

Why, shucks! That boy could put the shot 

Clean o'er the westernmost horizon. 
And boot the pigskin 'cross the lot; 
But now he mopes upon his cot. 
And shuns Doc Newport's water pot 

As though 'twere deadly pizen. 

No more the springboard in the tank 

Is bent beneath his manly figger. 
I'd really hate to draw a blank 
In guessing why, but to be frank, 
I have a hunch we've you to thank 

For Sybie's lack of vigor. 

38 Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 

Then cease to give him such a dance, 

Where'er your idle fancy leads him; 
He needs athletics, not romance. 
Not evening clothes, but running pants. 
Leave him alone — give him a chance; 

The Amherst track team needs him! 


More Power to You: Fifty Editorials from Every Week. By Bruce Barton. 
New York: The Century Co., 1917. 

An eminent American author once confessed to me in a half furtive way the ideal 
that he had deeply at heart. It was, "to make men religious without their knowing 
it." That contains the implication — a very true one — that if the religious intent 
were made too overt men would be apt to shy at it for fear acceptance of it would 
get them in too deep; but also the connotation that religious truth and emotion is a 
thing so thoroughly normal and healthy that, as fairly presented, men would rather 
have it than not. The author in question is representative of a very noble class of 
writers, of whom our young graduate Bruce Barton is a worthy, one may already say, 
an eminent example. In these fifty editorials, any one of which can be read in two 
minutes, he touches the common conditions of life, and the thoughts that are so 
obvious that we do not bother to think them, with delicate turns of grace, novelty, 
pointedness, above all a clean, manly, spiritual uplift, which make them spicy yet 
truly religious without in any formal sense seeming so. He has a special gift for 
this kind of writing. The subjects are as common as they can be, — subjects about 
making money, about not worrying, about contentment, about .study, about suc- 
cessful men and the whole commonplace like; yet they do not often appear in this 
truistic guise. He embroiders them with instances and illustrations drawn from 
literature and common observation, and quite generally he works them out into 
an epigrammatic form, like a homely proverb. Take two or three examples : " Your 
body may live in a cellar; but it's your own fault if your mind lives there." "If 
you want to know whether your brain is flabby, feel of your legs." "It's a good 
old world if you know how to breathe." "If you can give your son only one gift, 
let it be enthusiasm." All this is everyday stuff ; but so is life, for that matter; and 
there is that in Mr. Barton's style and spirit which lifts it out of everydayness into 
memorableness and zest. J. F. G. 

Amherst Men in the National Service 39 


Note. — The following names of Amherst men in the National Service have 
been received since the August issue went to press. The Committee on War 
Records of the Alumni Council realizes that there are errors and omissions in 
this list, and it bespeaks the cooperation of alumni in correcting them, and in send- 
ing news items of Amherst men in the Army and Navy and in all forms of war 
work to the Secretary of the Alumni Council, Amherst, Mass. 

ABBREVIATIONS USED— M. O. R. C. Medical Officers Reserve Corps; O. R. C 
Officers Reserve Corps; N. A. National Army; C. A. C. Coast Artillery Corps; U. S. R. 
United States Reserve; U. S. N. R. F. United States Naval Reserve Force; N. G. National 
Guard; F. A. Field Artillerj-; A. A. F. S. American Arnbuiance Field Service; R. D. N. R. 
Radio Division Naval Reserve; M. E. R. Medical Enlisted Reserve; O. T. C. Officers Train- 
ing Camp. 

'65. — B. K. Emerson, Research Work. 
'73.— Talcott Williams, "Loyalty 
Week" speaker in New York State. 

'74. — George W. Atwell, Member, 
N. Y. State Board of Appeals. 

William F. Slocum, "Loyalty Week" 
speaker in N. Y. State. 

'76. — George A. Plimpton, Treasurer 
Poets' Committee for the American Am- 
bulance in Italy. William Ives Wash- 
burn, Member, N. Y. State Board of 

'78. — W. W^. Sleeper, Member, Welles- 
ley Public Safety Committee. 

'79. — Nehemiah Boynton, Chaplain, 
Thirteenth Regiment, N. Y. N. G. 
Frank J. Goodnow, Trustee, American 
University Union, Paris. 

'80.— Henry P. Field, Gov't Attor- 
ney in appeals from Northampton Ex- 
emption Board. George Lawrence, 
Chairman of Exemption Board, No. 
Adams, Mass. G. G. S. Perkins, 1st 
sergeant First Co., Wellesley Battalion, 
Mass. Home Guard; member Executive 
Board Public Safety Committee. 

'83.— E. E. Bancroft, Member, 
Wellesley Public Safety Committee. Wil- 
liam Orr, Chairman of Committee on 
Education, of the Commission on Train- 
ing Camp Activities of War Dept. E. S. 
Parsons, Educational Sec'y, Camp 
Meade. Rush Rhees, "Loyalty Week" 
speaker in N. Y. State. John B. 
Walker, Captain, M. O. R. C. 

'87. — Frederic B. Pratt, Member, 
N. Y. City Library War Council. C. A. 
Sibley, Member Wellesley Hills Public 
Safety Committee. Howard O. Wood, 
Member, N. Y. State Board of Appeals. 

'88.— John E. Oldham, Member Pub- 
lic Safety Committee, Boston; Chair- 
man sub-committee on Finance. 

'91. — N. P. Avery, Chairman of Ex- 
emption Board for Div. No. 2 of Hol- 
yoke, Mass. George A. Morse, U. S. N. 
R. F. R. S. Woodworth, Research 

'94. — Benjamin D. Hyde, Captain, 
Quartermasters' Dept., Mass. State 
Guards. Luther Ely Smith, Second 
Training Camp, Ft. Sheridan, 111. 


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'95. — Emmons Bryant, Captain O. R. 
C. Robert B. Osgood, Major in U. S. A. 
Base Hospital, No. 5, in France. W. B. 
Pratt, Member, Wellesley Hills Public 
Safety Committee. A. E. Roelker, Jr., 
Captain Cav. N. A. Jay T. Stocking, 
Religious work director, Y. M. C. A., Ft. 
Myer, Va. 

'96. — J. B. Cauthers, Gov't Attorney 
in appeals from local Board No. 6, New- 
York City. Merrill E. Gates, Jr., 2nd 
Lieut., Quartermasters' Corps, N. A. 
E. S. Olmsted, Captain, O. R. C. 

'97. — C. M. Gates, Member, Welles- 
ley Hills Public Safety Committee. 
Harry N. Polk, Major, Cav., O. R. C. 

'98. — Charles K. Arter, special legal 
work for Dept. of Justice. Fred W. 
Goddard, aide de camp to Brig. Gen'l 
Rafferty, 54th Brigade N. A. Albert 
Mossman, Captain, Conn. C. A. C. 

'99.— E. M. Brooks, Private, 2nd Co. 
Wellesley Battalion, Mass. Home Guard. 
Harry A. Bullock, Captain, Quarter- 
masters' Dept, U. S. R. W. H. Griffin, 
Capt., Inf. O. R. C. Charles E. Mitch- 
ell, Liberty Loan Committee, N. Y. 

'00. — James F. Connor, P. A. Pay- 
master, U. S. N. R. F. Thomas J. Ham- 
mond, Captain of Company I, 2nd 
Reg't, M. V. M. David Whitcomb, 
Federal Fuel Administrator for Wash- 

'02.— W. A. Anderson, U. S. N. R. F., 
prov. pay clerk. John Eastman, Mem- 
ber, Public Safety Committee, Boston. 
L. R. Herrick, College Adj. at Univer- 
sity of Hamlin, St. Paul, Minn. Chair- 
man Public Safety Committee. Samuel 
McCluney, Red Cross team in St. Louis. 
Eugene S. Wilson, Second O. T. C. Ft. 
Sheridan, 111. 

'03. — Foster W. Stearns, Second 
Plattsburg Camp. 

'04.— Charles T. Fitts, N. G.; T. H. 
J. Frank Kane, Lieut, in Montclair, 
Battalion, Ambulance Committee Work. 
H. G. Lund, 2nd Lieut., Co. K, 8th 
Inf., Mass. N. G. Paul A. Turner, 1st 
Lieut., M. O. R. C. Wash. N, G. 

'05. — R. Freeman, Member South 
Orange, N. J. Home Defense League. 
Ward F. Moon, Member, South Orange, 
N. J. Home Defense League. 

'06. — William Hale, Jr., Captain in 
Canadian Army Med. Corps. In 
France, now wearing military cross. 
Robert C. Powell, Captain, Co. I, 3rd 
Battalion, 318th Inf. N. A. H. Reming- 
ton, Captain F. A., U. S. R. (309th F. 

'07. — R. Jewett Jones, 1st Lieut. Inf. 
O. R. C. John J. Morton, 1st Lieut, in 
U. S. A. Base Hospital No. 5, in France. 

'08. — Holbrook Bonney, Captain, 
347th F. A., O. R. C. George C. Elsey, 
1st Lieut., Quartermasters' Corps, N. A. 
1st Lieut. 10th Inf. O. R. C. James P. 
Fleming, 2nd Lieut., Quartermasters' 
Corps, N. A. R. H. Kennedy, Lieut. 
M. O. R. C, now in France with Gen'l 
Hospital, No. 1. Chapin Marcus, Cap- 
tain F. A., O. R. C. John E. Marshall. 
Sec, Nat'l Security League R. I. branch. 
Charles E. Merrill, O. T. C. Ft. Myer, 
Va. Kenneth B. Shute, 2nd Lieut. 
F. A., O. R. C. James T. Sleeper, 
Lieut., Quartermasters' Corps, N. A. 
James E. Smith, Jr., 2nd O. T. C. Ft. 
Sheridan, 111. James A. Sprenger, Sec- 
retary in French Army, serving in Y. 
M. C. A. War Work (France). Paul 
Welles, 1st Lieut., Signal O. R. C. Now 
in France. Robert B. Woodbury, 1st 
Lieut, in Co. C, 1st Penn. Engineers. 

'09. — F. Marsena Butts, 1st Lieut., 
Ordnance — Equipment Div., O. R. C. 
E. L. Dyer, Captain, C. A. C. Edward 
H. Sudbury, American Esquadrille, 

Amherst Men in the National Service 41 

France. W. A. VoUmer, 2nd Lieut. F. 
A., O. R. C. 

'10. — Donald M. Gildersleeve, 1st 
Lieut., M. O. R. C. William R. Marsh, 
3rd Training Co., C. A. C. B. C. Schel- 
lenberg, transferred from N. R. to Avia- 
tion Section. Eustace G. Seligman, 
Nat'l Army. Wm. H. Wright, 2nd 
Lieut., Inf. O. R. C. Bartow H. Hall, 
1st Lieut. F. A., O. R. C. Sterling W. 
Pratt, 2nd Lieut., Quartermasters' 
Corps, N. A. 

'11.— Clifford B. Ballard, Lieut., O. 
R. C. Horace R. Denton, Captain, Ad- 
jutant of 2nd Battalion, First 111., F. A. 
Frank R. Elder, Signal Corps, O. R. C. 
Gordon T. Fish, 2nd Lieut., Inf. O. R. 
C. Robert H. George, Captain, Inf. 
O. R. C. Clifford Nichols, Ft. Sheridan, 
111. Arthur D. Patterson, Major, Inf. 
O. R. C. Eugene R. Pennock, U. S. N. 
R. F. Waldo Shumway, 1st Lieut., Inf. 
O. R. C. 

'12. — Howard R. Bacon, 2nd Lieut., 
Cav. O. R. C. R. H. Brock, 2nd Lieut., 
Quartermasters' Corps, O. R. C. W. F. 
Burt, 1st Reserve Engineers, now in 
France. H. Gordon de Chasseau, 2nd 
Plattsburgh Camp. Allen W. Cook, 
Prov. 2nd Lieut., U. S. A. Walter 
McGay, Ft. Sheridan, 111. John 
Madden, 1st Lieut., O. R. C. William 
Siegrist, Jr., N. A. 

'13. — Geoffrey Atkinson, sergeant at 
U. S. Base Hospital No. 2 now in 
France. C. C. Benedict, 1st Reserve 
Engineers, now in France. Louis Cald- 
well, A. A. F. S. in France, (awarded 
croix de guerre). Ralph N. Dawes, 
104th Inf., O. R. C. Herschel S. 
Konold, Captain, Inf., U. S. R. Robert 
S. Miller, Presidio, San Francisco. H. 
H. Pride, 2nd Lieut., Inf., U. S. R. H. 
A. Proctor, Troop H, 1st N. Y., Cavalry. 
Gain Robinson, 2nd O. T. C. Ft. Sheri- 
dan, 111. R. I. Stout, Second Plattsburg 

Camp. Douglas Urquhart, Corporal in 
D Co., 104th, Inf. H. Warner, 2nd 
Lieut., Inf., O. R. C. Wm. H. Whitney, 
Quartermasters' Dept., O. R. C. Wil- 
liam J. Wilcox, 3rd Co., 2nd Brigade, 
Camp Devens. H. C. Wilder, Captain, 
309th F. A., N. A. 

'14. — Donald H. Brown, 2nd Lieut., 
N. A., 7th Replacement Battalion. E. 
D. Butler, Private Dr. Wiedman's Field 
Hospital, Ft. Ethan Allen. D. N. Clark. 
2nd Lieut., Quartermasters' Dept., O. R. 

C. Maynard H. Hall, Member, Battery 

D, 16th F. A. O. R. C. Stanley Heald, 2nd 
Lieut., O. R. C. Louis Huthsteiner, 
2nd Lieut., Inf., O. R. C. C. Living- 
stone, 348th F. A., N. A. T. W. Miller, 
Private, Dr. Wiedman's Field Hospi- 
tal, Ft. Ethan Allen. M. B. Seymour, 
2nd Lieut., Quartermasters' Dept., O. 
R. C. George E. Washburn, Second 
O. T. C. Plattsburg. Charles W. Wil- 
liams, U. S. N. R. F. 

'15. — R. Bancroft, Asst. Adj., Base 
Hospital, No. 7. Richard Banfield, 2nd 
Lieut., O. R. C. K. W. Banta, 2nd 
Lieut., F. A. U. S. R. Warren Brecken- 
ridge. Ft. Snelling, Minn. J. G. Cole, 
7th Training Co., C. A. C. J. Theodore 
Cross, 2nd Lieut., F. A. U. S. R. G. H. 
Hubner, Second, O. T. C. Plattsburg. 
Gerald Keith, Naval Cadet School at 
M. I. T. Newton M. Kimball, 2nd 
Lieut., F. A. O. R. C. Robert R. 
McGowan, 2nd Lieut., 332nd Inf., O. 
R. C. R. A. McCague, 2nd Lieut., Inf., 
O. R. C. Clarence Parks, 2nd Lieut., 
Quartermasters' Corps, N. A. A. E. 
Ralston, Transport Section of A. A. F. 
S. Kenneth S. Reed, Presidio, San 
Francisco. Edward W. Robinson, Ft. 
Benjamin Harrison, O. R. C. R. A. 
Robinson, 1st Lieut., F. A. O. R. C. 
Webster W. Warren, 7th Training Co., 
C. A. C. 


Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 

'16. — Charles B. Ames, U. S. Aero 
Corps Training Squad. Franklin Clark, 
U. S. A. H. N. Conant, Private in 169th 
Reg't, Camp Mills. A. G. Dugan, Cor- 
poral, Troop F of 111., Second F. A. 
William B. Gates, Jr., 2nd Lieut., 169th 
F. A. O. R. C. P. S. Greene, A. A. F. S. 
(France). Donald E. Hardy, 2nd 
Lieut., F. A., O. R. C. John M. Jenkins, 
1st Lieut., F. A., O. R. C. J. S. McCloy, 
Prov., 2nd Lieut., O. R. C. Douglas 
Milne, 2nd Lieut.. Inf., O. R. C. Ed- 
win H. Lutkins — in France. Francis 
R. Otte, 2nd Lieut., Inf. Headquarters 
Co.. 167th Reg't, O. R. C. C. Baldwin 
Peck. Jr.. Second R. O. T. C, Platts- 
burg. Stuart Rider, 1st Lieut., O. R. C. 
H. Robinson, 2nd Lieut., O. R. C. W. 
B. Smith, Prov., 2nd Lieut., Inf., U. S. 

A. G. W. Washburn, 2nd Lieut., F. A., 

0. R. C. C. F. Weeden, Jr., Second O. 
T. C, Plattsburg. Laurence Young, 
2nd Lieut., Quartermasters' Co., N. A. 

'17.— Geo. I. Baily, Second O. T. C, 
Plattsburg. Myers E. Baker, U. S. N. 
R. F. Henry H. Banta, Aeroplane 
Works, Buffalo. Frederick D. Bell, 
Aviation. Earle F. Blair, M. O. R. C. 
Kenneth DeF. Carpenter, Ensign, U. S. 
N. R. F. John D. Clark, A. A. F. S. 
L. M. Clark, U. S. N. R. F. Craig P. 
Cochrane, Prov.. 2nd Lieut.. O. R. C. 
David Craig served as sec'y to Prof. A. 
P. Fitch on mission to France to inspect 
hospitals. C. R. De Bcvoise. 2nd Lieut, 
in Quartermasters' Corps, O. R. C. 
Francis M. Dent, Ft. Myer, Va. Henry 

1. Fillman, A. A. F. S. in France. James 
E. Glann, A. A. F. S. (France). Sheldon 

B. Goodrich. Plattsburg. David C. 
Hale. U. S. N. R. F. (Radio). James 
A. Hawkins, M. O. R. C. Theodore 
Ivimey, Prov., 2nd Lieut., F. A., R. A. 
Norman R. Lemcke, U. S. Navy. Paul 
Lestrade, Battery A, R. I., Field Artil- 
lery. William F. Loomis. Aviation. 
Carroll B. Low, 2nd Lieut., F. A., O. R. 

C. Lawrence M. McCague, A. A. F. S. 
in France. Charles B. McGowan, U. 
S. N. R. F. Edward J. Maloney, 2nd 
Lieut., Inf., O. R. C. Edward S. Mar- 
pies, 2nd Lieut., O. R. C. Alfred DeW. 
Mason, Jr., 2nd Lieut., Virginia Mil. 
Police, Camp Mills. W. M. Miller, 
Madison Barracks. D. W. Morrow, 2nd 
Lieut., R. A. R. Munroe, U. S. N. R. 
F. Roger C. Perkins, U. S. N. R. F. 
H. M. Pettee, Rhode Island Militia. 
Paul Plough, Prov., 2nd Lieut., Inf., 
U. S. A. G. H. Rome, N. Y. Hospital 
Corps. Alfred S. Romer, M. E. R. No. 
39. Raymond T. Ross, American Red 
Cross in France (Aviation, France, Pi- 
lot). Frank K. Sanders, Jr., 2nd Lieut., 
Inf., O. R. C. Jay J. M. Scandrett, 
Prov., 2nd Lieut., U. S. A. Herbert W. 
Schmid, U. S. N. R. F. Walcott E. 
Sibley, U. S. N. R. F. (Radio Div). 
Luke Daniel Stapleton, 2nd Lieut., Art. 
Sec. France. H. A. Smith, Research 
work, Butterworth-Judson Co. Jesse 
Freeman Swett, A. A. F. S. Donald E. 
Temple. 2nd Lieut.. F. A.. O. R. C. Jo- 
seph F. Vielbig, M. E. R. Section 39. 
John L. Whitcomb, A. A. F. S. (France). 
Theodore L. Widmayer, Jr., M. E. R., 
Section 39. Palmer C. Williams, 302nd 
Inf., Camp Devens, Mass. 

'18. — G. R. Aiello, Lieut., Special 
Italian Aviation Comm., N. Y. C. Ar- 
thur Thomas Atkinson, Battery D, F. 
A., N. G., N. J. Albert W. Bailey, M. 
O. R. C. R. P. Bentley, U. S. N. R. F. 
Dwight B. Billings, A. A. F. S. (France). 
David D. Bixler, Clerical Dept., Avia- 
tion Corps. Roger A. Brackett, Amos 
Tuck School of Finance. J. B. Brainerd, 
2nd Lieut., 9th U. S. Inf. (France). 
Philip M. Breed, R. D. N. R. Charles 
W. Chapman, Jr., French Esquadrille, 
Aviation Corps. G. L. Cross, U. S. N. R. 
F. (in college on leave). Ralph E. EI- 
linwood, A. A. F. S., Transport Sect. 
(France). James B. Evans, M. O. R. C. 

Amherst Men in the National Service 43 

(France). John S. Gillies, M. E. R. 
Section 39. H. K. Grainger, 2nd Lieut., 
R. A. (France). Edward B. Greene, 
Second O. T. C. Ft. Myer, Va. A. C. 
Haven, Jr., Naval Radio Training Sch., 
Great Lakes, 111. Dexter Keezer, 2nd 
Lieut., Inf., O. R. C. Owen H. Kenyon, 
R. D. N. R. H. Knauth, U. S. A. Camp 
Quartermaster. W. D. Macfarlane, U. 
S. N. R. Radio School. Murray S. 
Moore, M. E. R., Section 39. Andrew 
R. Morehouse, U. S. Army Base Hos- 
pital, No. 15. Curtis L. Norton, Army 
Transport Service, France. L. T. Or- 
lady, 1st Lieut., O. R. C. J. E. Parten- 
heimer, Research work in Butterworth- 
Judson Co. Robert F. Patton, R. D. N. 
R. W. E. Pratt, Jr., Red Cross Ambu- 
lance Corps (France). Leonard M. 
Prince, A. A. F. S. (France), (driver 
of Munition transport at the front). J. 
H. Quill, U. S. N. R., Y. M. C. A. W. 
G. Rogers, M. E. R., Section 39. C. G. 
Seamans, M. E. R., Section 39. Philip 
Hudson See, R. D. N. R. William 
Taber, Base Hospital, No. 159, France. 
Lucius E. Thayer, A. A. F. S. (France). 
Sigourney Thayer, U. S. Aviation. By- 
ron E. Thomas, M. E. R., Section 39. 
William C. Washburn, U. S. R. Aviation 
Section (Ground School of Aviation, M. 
I. T.). Morris H. Williams, 2nd Ambu- 
lance Corps, Ohio, N. G. C. J. Young, 
M. O. R. C, Base Hospital, No. 13, 

'19. — Lawrence Ames, A. A. F. S. 
(France). Ingham C. Baker, A. A. F. S. 
John B. Bell, U. S. N. R. F. G. T. 
Boone, U. S. N. R. F. Nehemiah Boyn- 
ton, Jr., Eastern Radio School. J. W. 
Bracken, 2nd Lieut., Quartermasters' 
Corps, U. S. A. Herman D. Brown, 
Jr., U. S. N. R. F. (in college on leave). 
Wm. A. Burnett, Jr., M. E. R., Sec- 
tion 39. Charles R. Chase, A. A. F. 
S. John R. Cotton, Lafayette Esqua- 

drille Corps, Aviation, France. J. F. 
Donahue, U. S. N. R. F. (in college 
on leave). Lawrence L. Donahue, M. 
E. R. (France). Philip Y. Eastman, 
U. S. N. R. F. James H. Elwell. Con- 
centration Camp, Ayer, Mass. W. H. 
Emery, LT. S. N. R. F. (in college on 
leave). Rowland C. Evans, Jr., U. S. N. 
R. F. W. E. Forbes, U. S. N. R. C. 
C. M. Gardiner, Mine sweeping Div. 
Naval Coast Defense Reserve. A. 
Hand, U. S. N. R. F. Arthur E. Hazel- 
dine, M. E. R., Section 39. R. C. Hol- 
den, U. S. N. R. F. Ralph W. Hooper, 
U. S. Armory, Springfield, Mass. Bun- 
Howe, A. A. F. S. (France). Harold 
Morrill Lay, M. E. R., Section 39. 
Pierre N. LeBrun, U. S. N. R. F. (in 
college on leave). Joseph M. Lyman, 
M. E. R., Section 39. Warren Thomp- 
son Mayers, Ensign, U. S. N. R. F. 
Lloyd W. Miller, M. E. R., Section 39. 
Donald G. Mitchell, Jr., M. E. R., Sec- 
tion 39. Richard B. Neiley, Ensign, U. 
S. N. R. F. P. E. Reed, Springfield 
Arsenal. Winfield W. Riefler, M. E. R., 
Section 39. John A. G. Savoy, A. A. F. 
S. (France). Oliver H. Schaaf. A. A. F. 
S. (France). A. L. Scott, A. A. F. S. 
(Transportation service). M. W. Shel- 
don, with Washburn Ambulance, in 
service of the Red Cross. S. P. Snelling, 
N. A., Camp Upton, N. Y. T. South- 
worth, U. S. N. R. F. (in college on 
leave). Harold B. Spencer, Medical 
Dept., R. A. Post Hospital, Ft. Ethan 
Allen. Robert W. Story, U. S. N. R. F. 
Benjamin Taber, 1st Field Hospital. 
Henry D. Whitcomb, U. S. N. R. F. 
Robert R. White, 1st N. Y., Field Hos- 
pital. F. L. Yarrington, A. A. F. S. 

'20.— Paul Apraham, U. S. N. R. F. 
Cyril D. Arnold, Sergeant, Quartermas- 
ters' R. C, U. S. A. Clarence E. Avery, 
U. S. Medical Corps. Stanley W. Ayres, 
U. S. A., 29th Div., N. J., Cav. John 
Logan Briggs, A. A. F. S. (France). M. 


Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 

R. Burr, U. S. A., Cav. Glenn F. Card, 
U. S. N. R. F. Laurence E. Crooks, 
Co. E, 6th U. S. Engineers. A. L. Dade, 
2nd Lieut., U. S. A. Joseph G. Estey, 
A. A. F. S. (France). Grant A. Goebel. 
M. E. R., Section 39. F. E. Hadley, Jr., 
U. S. N. R. F. Hugh L. Hamilton, M. 
E. R.. Section 39. Merrill C. Haskell, 

A. A. F. S. (France). J. H. Hinch, M. 
E. R., Section 39 (France). Leonard 

B. Hough, A. A. F. S. (Convois Auto) 
France. Burton E. Hildebrandt, U. S. 
N. R. F. T. H. McCandless, U. S. 

N. R. F. (in college on leave). Wm. 
Clarence McFeely, M. E. R., Section 
39. H. W. Newell, M. E. R., Section 
39. Chas. E. Putnam, M. E. R., Sec- 
tion 39. Sherman D. Shipman, M. E. 
R., Section 39. Rufus L. Stevens, M. 
E. R., Section 39. Robert G. Stewart 
M. E. R., Section 39 (France). Alex- 
ander G. Thompson, U. S. N. R. F. (in 
college on leave). Albert B. Weaver, 
Jr., Ambulance Corps. Henry M. 
Young, Aviation Corps. 

The Alumni Council 


€)0ictal and ^aerjsonal 


During the past three months the 
activities of the Alumni Council have 
centered in the war and the needs to 
which it has given rise. 

Amherst has become a member of 
the recently organized American Uni- 
versity Union, and has joined with Har- 
vard, Bowdoin, Dartmouth and Williams 
to maintain a Bureau with Staff at the 
Paris headquarters of the Union, the 
Royal Palace Hotel, on the corner of the 
Pldce du Theatre Frangais, and the 
Rue de Richelieu. The general object 
of the Union is to meet the needs of 
American college men who are in Eu- 
rope for military or other service in the 
cause of the Allies. It will provide at 
moderate cost the privileges of a simple 
club with restaurant, bedrooms, baths, 
medical advice, etc., etc. The Bureau 
will aim to render a more personal serv- 
ice in case of need to the men of the 
Colleges maintaining it. Two Amherst 
men are members of the Board of 
Trustees of the Union, President Frank 
J. Goodnow, '79, and Dwight W. Mor- 
row, '95, and Mr. Chalmers Clifton, 
Harvard, 1911, sailed October 20 to 
become Resident Secretary of the joint 
Bureau. The Alumni Council, through 
a special committee, will provide Am- 
herst's share of the expenses of the 
Union and the Bureau. 

The Committee on War Records asks 
that information of any kind regarding 
Amherst men in the army and navy, and 

in general war work, be sent to the Sec- 
retary of the Alumni Council at 
Amherst. In addition to the names and 
present duty of Amherst men, the Com- 
mittee will appreciate newspaper clip- 
pings, photographs and all material 
which pertains to the part Amherst men 
are playing in the war. 

John B. O'Brien has been appointed 
Associate Editor of the Graduate 
Quarterly in charge of alumni and 
association notes. Mr. O'Brien has had 
newspaper experience and is widely 
informed about Amherst men. The 
Publication Committee bespeaks the 
cooperation of alumni in making this 
department of increasing interest. Mr. 
O'Brien will be glad to receive news- 
paper clippings and notes of alumni 
activities and especially of alumni in 
government service and all forms of war 
work. Address John B. O'Brien, 309 
Washington Avenue, Brooklyn. 

Progress has been made in the organi- 
zation of an Appointment Bureau, and 
plans are under way to increase its 
efficiency during the coming year. 

This year college enrollment com- 
pares with last year's as follows: 

1916 — Freshmen, 167; Sophomores, 
111; Juniors, 103; Seniors, 99, Misc., 25; 
Total, 505. 

1917 (approx.) Freshmen, 124; Soph- 
omores, 122; Juniors, 71; Seniors, 47: 
Misc. 6; Total, 370. 


Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 


New York. — The New York Alumni 
Association has received the following 
letter from Lucius £. Thayer, '18, of 
the Ambulance Unit which sailed for 
France in June. The letter is wTitten 
under date of June 17th:- 

"In behalf of the Amherst Unit, 
singly and collectively, I want to thank 
you representing the New York Alumni 
Association, for the knives which have 
been distributed to each member of the 
Unit, and for the aid which was given. 
. . . We have had a rather rough 
passage thus far, but all have weathered 
the 'roll'. Yesterday was a thrilling 
and terrible day for all of us. About 
four o'clock we were suddenly attacked 
by a submarine which seemed to rise 
from nowhere. The torpedo missed our 
stern about thirty feet, and the fifth 
shot from our 75 M. M. Stern Gun hit 
the periscope at a half-mile range, so 
we were saved. There were some excit- 
ing scenes enacted on board. Every- 
body was rushing for life belts and boats, 
women were sobbing and men were 
shouting. On the whole, every American 
was a credit to his country, exhibiting 
remarkable cool-headedness and unself- 
ishness. Last night we all slept out on 
the deck with our life boats near at 
hand and a life belt for a pillow. To- 
morrow if all goes well, we reach Bor- 
deaux; and from there take the night 
train to Paris. We hope to write you 
soon, ' with the French Army nach Ber- 

"Lucius E.Thayer, '18, 
for the Unit." 

The letter was addressed to Stuart 

Mr. Johnston, in behalf of the New 
York Association, has also received a 
letter from James Everett Glann, '17, 
who writes under date of September 

"We have now been at the front for 
nearly two months and during that time 
have been very busy. And the chances 
of our being busier are very good. I am 
sorry I cannot tell you definitely where 
I am. I'll say this, however, that the 
Aisne flows past our camp. We have 
heard that the U. S. Government has 
taken over the American Field Service 
in its entirety. I, for one hope so, for it 
means, in case we are able to pass the 
physical examination, that we will re- 
ceive fifty-two dollars ($52.00) per 
month and rank of sergeant. During 
our two months of service, we have been 
accustomed to aeroplane raids, to the 
sound of bombs, shells and shrapnel. 
And yet I confess that every time I hear 
a gun go off or a shell sailing over my 
head, I 'duck' my head a bit. And 
after it is over, I laugh at myself. A 
point in psychology there, I suppose." 
"James Everett Glann, '17." 

Chicago. — The Amherst Club of 
Chicago is holding weekly luncheons 
at Marshall Field & Co.'s Men's Grill 
on the 6th floor of Field's Store for Men, 
on Monday of each week. The four 
they have had this fall have been a con- 
tinuation of those of last year which 
proved so successful. They have been 
held this year since early in September 
and a good number of live alumni of 
Chicago have been present on each 
occasion. Amherst men visiting at 
Chicago are very welcome at these 
luncheons, and are urged to attend. 
Dunbar W. Lewis '09 has succeeded 
Louis G. Caldwell '13 as secretary- 
treasurer of the club. 

Rocky Mountain. — Fifteen members 
of the Rocky Mountain Association at- 
tended a luncheon of the Association 
at Daniels and Fishers Tea Room in 
Denver on July 15, 1917. A large num- 
ber of the younger members have 
already won commissions in the army. 

Roll of Honor 



The following Amherst men have sons 
in the class of 1921 at Amherst Col- 
lege: — 

1876 — George A. Plimpton of New York 

1877 — Edmund Beardslee of New York 

1878— Dr. Herbert S. Johnson of Mai- 
den, Mass. 

1879— Dr. Charles S. Merrick of Wil- 
braham, Mass. 

1879 — La Fayette E. Pruyne of Adams, 
N. Y. 

1882— Rev. George A. Hall of Brook- 
line, Mass. 

1882— Rev. Charles W. Loomis of North 
Leominster, Mass. 

1883— Rev. David P. Hatch of Lancas- 
ter, Mass. 

1883 — Professor Edward S. Parsons of 
Colorado Springs, Colo. 

1884— Curtis R. Hatheway of Litch- 
field, Conn. 

1885 — Rev. Charles A. Jones of Ha- 
worth, N. J. 

1885— Rev. Dr. William G. Thayer of 
Southboro, Mass. 

1886— Charles B. French of Chicago, 111. 

1886— Charles M. Starkweather of 
Hartford, Conn. 

1888— Rev. Elbridge C. Whiting of 
South Sudbury, Mass. 

1889 — Sherwin Cody of Chicago, 111. 

1889 — Dr. Henry A. Cooke of Provi- 
dence, R. I. 

1889 — Professor William Esty of South 
Bethlehem, Pa. 

1889— Professor F. J. E. Woodbridge 
of New York City. 

1892— Dr. Hubert L. Clark of Cam- 
bridge, Mass. 

1893— Dr. Frank H. Smith of Hadley, 

1894 — Henry E. Whitcomb of Worces- 
ter, Mass. 

1896— Robert B. Metcalf of Boston, 


1856 — Hon. George Wakeman Wheeler, 
on Sept. 20, 1917, at Hacken- 
sack. New Jersey, aged 86 

1861 — Rev. Nathan Thompson, on July 
2, 1917, at Laurel, Maryland, 
in his 80th year. 

1884— Dr. William Bullock Clark, on 
July 27, 1917, at North Haven, 
Maine, aged 57 years. 

1897 — Charles F. Richmond, on July 
25, 1917, at Bretton Woods, 
New Hampshire, aged 44 

1898 — Ralph Bemis Gibbs, on August 
20, 1917, at Croton, New 
York, aged 43 years. 

1905— John S. Hilliard, on July 11, 
1917, at Dunkirk, New York, 
aged 34 years. 

1913— Otis Averill, Jr., on June 28, 
1917, at Greenwich, Connect- 
icut, in his 27th year. 

1898— Edward Hart Tobey on August 
4, 1917, at Brooklyn, N. Y., 
sou of Mr. and Mrs. Henry E. 


Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 

1900 — Dorothy Ross Grant on July 
12, 1917, at Montclair, N. J., 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rob- 
ert L. Grant. 

1907 — Dorothy Andrews on October 23, 
1917, at Springfield, Mass., 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
Chester H. Andrews. 

1909 — Margaret Blackmer on Septem- 
ber 23, 1917, at Worcester, 
Mass., daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. Albert W. Blackmer. 

1894 — At Ocean Point, Maine, on Sep- 
tember 6, 1917, Warren T. 
Bartlett and Miss Elida R. 

1897 — At Binghamton, N. Y., in June, 
Rev. William Bishop Gates 
and Miss Mary E. Leverett. 

1903— At Hoboken, N. J., on August 
7, 1917, John P. Maloney and 
Miss Edna Marie Goll. 

1903 — At Brookline, Mass., on June 21, 
1917, Louis E. Cadieux and 
Miss Ruth Helen Wentworth. 

1907 — At Syracuse, N. Y., on Septem- 
ber 5, 1917, Roy W. Bell and 
Margery Huntington Chase. 

1908 — In Elgin, Nebraska, in June, 
1917, R. C. Hoffman and Miss 
Genevieve Brooks. 

1909— In New York City, in September, 
Lieutenant William H. Wright 
and Miss Madeleine Hods- 

1910 — In New York City on August 16, 
1917, Eustace Seligman and 
Miss Maude Jaretski. 

1910 — At Geneva, N. Y., on September 
9, 1917, Lieutenant Donald M. 
Gildersleeve and Miss Sanch 

1912— In Brooklyn, N. Y. on June 19, 
1917, William C. Atwater, Jr., 
and Miss Marion Reed. 

1914 — At Newark, N. J. on August 16, 
1917, Lieutenant C. Richmond 
De Bevoise and Miss Mary 
Ganson Crosby. 

1914— In Brooklyn, N. Y., on July 7, 
1917, John Tilney Carpenter 
and Miss Ruth Gardiner. 

1914 — At Bolton Landing, Lake George, 
N. Y., on August 20, 1917, 
Lieutenant Louis Huthsteiner 
and Miss Ursula Knauth. 

1914 — At Ridgefield, New Jersey, on 
May 15, 1917, Rev. Frank H, 
Ferris and Miss Minna Proc- 

1914 — At Lake Placid, New York, on 
July 30, 1917, Ed Cohn and 
Miss Mariana Brettaner. 

1914 — At Attleboro, Massachusetts, on 
August 16, 1917, Lieutenant 
Richard Montague Kimball 
and Miss Mabel Estelle 

1914 — At Orange, Massachusetts, on 
August 25, 1917, James R. 
Kimball and Miss Ethel May 

1914 — At Santa Monica, California, on 
August 23, 1917, Lieutenant 
Donald H. Brown and Miss 
Alison McCall. 

1916— In New York City on October 3, 
1917, Douglas Clark Stearns 
and Miss Frances Emerson 

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Former Judge George Wakeman 
Wheeler died on September 20th at his 
home in Hackensack, N. J., after a long 
illness. He was born in Easton, Conn., 
on October 13, 1831. After graduating 
from Amherst he taught school for a 
short time and then went to Hacken- 
sack and conducted classes in Greek and 
Latin. In 1869 he became Principal of 
McGee's Institute at Woodville, Mass., 
remaining there for ten years. 

For thirty years Judge Wheeler 
served as Judge of the Common Pleas 
Court. He was a Mason, Director of 
the Bank of Bergen County and of the 
Hackensack Savings Bank. He was a 
widower and is survived by two sons. 
Judge George Wheeler, Jr., of Connect- 
icut, and Harry D., commission mer- 
chant in New York. 


Rev. Edwin A. Adams, Secretary, 
854 Lakeside Place, Chicago, 111. 

After an illness of only five days, Rev. 
Nathan Thompson of Laurel, Md., died 
on July 2, 1917, of cerebral Hemorrhage. 
He was nearly 80 years old, having been 
born on August 26, 1837, at New Brain- 
tree, Mass., of which place his great- 
grandfather was one of the founders. 
He prepared for college at Williston 
Seminary, graduated from Amherst in 
1861, and from Andover Theological 
Seminary in 1865. His ministerial work 
began in Boulder, Colo., where he was 
for ten years pastor of the First Con- 
gregational Church. He then became 

pastor for five years of the church in 
Foxboro, Mass. 

He was all his life ardent in the work 
of education. During his residence in 
Boulder he was a trustee of the Univer- 
sity of Colorado, and was the last presi- 
dent of the board under the territorial 
government. From 1881 to 1886 he was 
Principal of Lawrence Academy at 
Groton, Mass., and from that date to 
1890 Principal of Elgin Academy at El- 
gin, 111. He then became Professor of 
Latin and Greek at Morgan College, 
Baltimore, and in 1897 was appointed 
Superintendent of the House of Refor- 
mation for colored boys at Cheltenham, 
Md. For the last fifteen years he has 
resided in Laurel where he took a deep 
interest in the schools and co-operated 
actively with the religious forces of the 
community. He maintained his inter- 
est in the classics to the last, being a 
member of the Classical Club of Balti- 
more, and of the Phi Beta Kappa asso- 
ciation of the District of Columbia. 

Mr. Thompson was buried at New 
Braintree, Mass. He is survived by a 
widow and two daughters, who reside 
in Laurel. The Presbyterian church of 
Laurel adopted the following resolu- 
tion :- 

" Mr. Thompson lives in our memory 
as a pleasant spirit, a cordial friend, and 
a helpful associate in the life of the 
church. Although a member of another 
denomination he gave to our church as 
generous and active support as if he had 
been one with us in name. ... In him 
survived the spirit and conscience of the 
past generation of New England. He 
was a knight of the public welfare, wear- 
ing not only 'the white flower of a 


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blameless life', but also 'the whole ar- 
mor of God'." 


Prof. B. K. Emerson, Secretary, 
Amherst, Mass. 

At the request of the Committee of 
National Defense, Professor B. K. 
Emerson has prepared a detailed report 
on the quarry and gravel beds in the 
state of Massachusetts which are suit- 
able for use in making or repairing roads 
for war purposes. Included in the re- 
port was the new geological map of 
Massachusetts, prepared by Professor 
Emerson, which has been printed by 
the U. S. Geological Survey, but is not 
yet published; a volume of detailed 
topographic maps of the state with all 
available quarries and gravel pits in- 
dicated and a voluminous report. 


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

Dr. Royal M. Cole of Forest Grove, 
Ore., recently suffered a very painful 
injury. Mrs. Cole writes as follows :- 

"On Sept. 2 he slipped on the pave- 
ment in front of our house after post- 
ing some letters on the electric. He has 
often dropped his letters in the post- 
box when the electric stops at our cor- 
ner. In turning to come up the walk he 
stumbled, and fell in a faint. We se- 
cured help instantly to help us get him 
into the house, and a surgeon, who lives 
on this street, was here directly. 

"He has suffered greatly, but now 
the pain is mostly from weariness, from 
having to lie all day on his weak back, 
and especially the nights are long to the 
dear sufferer. X-ray showed a fracture 
in the right hip. He is 'sandbagged,' 
'weighted down,' with eight pounds of 
bricks, to keep his foot in the right posi- 

"We have strong hopes of his recov- 
ery, but the weeks in bed will be hard 
for him." 

Herbert L. Bridgman has been elected 
a director of the Edison Electric Illu- 
minating Company of Brooklyn. 

The estate of the late Samuel H. 
Valentine, lawyer and one of the 
founders of the Aero Club of America 
and the Automobile Club of America, 
was recently appraised at $2,154,525, 
of which $1,641,508 was in securities, 
$391,650 in real estate, and $117,951 in 


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

Rev. C. L. Tomblen, formerly of 
Montague, Mass., has accepted a call 
to South Britain, Conn., and began his 
new duties on Oct. 1. 


Rev. George L. Clark, Secretary, 
Wethersfield, Conn. 

The leading article in the Biblical 
World for July is unusual in that it is 
written by father and son. Both are 
Amherst men. The father is the Rev. 
Dr. Otis Cary of the class of 1872 and 
the son is the Rev. Frank Cary of the 
class of 1911. The subject of the article 
was, "How Old Were Christ's Disci- 


Prof. John M. Tyler, Secretary, 
Amherst, Mass. 

Dr. Talcott Williams, head of the 
Columbia School of Journalism, was one 
of the " Loyalty Week" speakers in New 
York State. Thirty-six speakers of na- 
tional prominence made, during the last 
week in September, a tour of all the 
important cities and towns in the state, 
making addresses to spread patriotism 
through education. Dr. Williams has 

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written several valuable articles dealing 
with war topics. 

These include an article in the Re- 
view of Reviews for August entitled 
" How the German Empire has Menaced 
Democracy," and "The Disposition of 
Constantinople" in the Annals of the 
American Academy for July, are the 
Problems of a Durable Peace. Dr. Wil- 
liams has also written an introduction 
of 25 pages to the book recently pub- 
lished by Clarence W. Barron, "The 
Mexican Problem". 

Dr. Williams was interested in the 
Women's Suffrage Campaign in New 
York State, being a member of the com- 
mittee appointed by the Man Suffrage 
Association Opposed to Political Suf- 
frage to Women, to direct the campaign 
against passage of the Woman Suffrage 

Rev. Granville W. Nims has accepted 
a call to West Glover, Vermont. 


Elihu G. Loomis, Esq., Secretary, 
15 State Street, Boston, Mass. 

George W. Atwell of '74 was, on the 
3rd of August, 1917, appointed by Pres- 
ident Wilson a member of the District 
Board for Division No. 2, Western Ju- 
dicial District of New York, and is serv- 
ing as Secretary thereof; this board 
passes on the exemption and discharge 
of persons called for military service in 
the Counties of Livingston, Monroe 
(City of Rochester), Ontario, Seneca and 

Dr. William F. Slocum, who retired 
last June from the presidency of 
Colorado College and upon whom Col- 
orado conferred the degree of L.L.D. 
at the last commencement, has accepted 
an appointment in the office of the 

League to Enforce Peace, and will make 
his headquarters in New York City. 
He was also one of the " Loyalty Week" 
speakers in New York State in Septem- 

Prof. Munroe Smith of Columbia LTni- 
versity had an article in the September 
issue of the Political Science Quarterly 
on "Germany's Land Hunger". 


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

William Ives Washburn was ap- 
pointed by President Wilson a member 
of the New Y^ork State Board of Ap- 
peals for the Draft. He is serving on 
the New York City board, being its 
secretary. Charles Evans Hughes is the 

John B. Stanchfield was a member of 
the New York City executive committee 
which welcomed the Belgian War Com- 
mission during the summer. He was 
also appointed a member of the com- 
mittee to welcome Abram I. Elkus, the 
American ambassador to Turkey. 

George A. Plimpton is treasurer of 
the Poets' Committee for the American 
Ambulance in Italy, which has made a 
nation wide appeal for one hundred thou- 
sand dollars to equip and send fifty am- 
bulances to General Cardona's line. Mr. 
Plimpton was also appointed by Mayor 
Mitchel of New York a member of the 
committee which welcomed home in 
July, Abram I. Elkus, the American 
ambassador to Turkey. 


Rev. Alfred D. Mason, Secretary, 
103 Montague St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Collin Armstrong was a member of 
the delegation from the National Ad- 


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vertising Advisory Board which went 
to Washington on August 16th, to urge 
Secretary McAdoo to use paid advertis- 
ing in floating the Second Liberty Bond 


Prof. J. Franklin Jameson, Secretary, 

1140 Woodward Bldg., Washington, 

D. C. 

The Rev. Dr. Nehemiah Boynton, 
chaplain of the Thirteenth Regiment, 
New York National Guard, now has a 
church on wheels. The state of New 
York has presented him with an auto 
truck, equipped with a victrola, a small 
organ, a speaking desk, Bible, hymn 
books and chairs for speakers and 
singers. Chaplain Boynton declares 
that he has been pronounced physically 
fit and that he is "going to stay with 
the boys to the end and is out for promo- 
tion too." On August 28th he attended 
the conference of Congregational minis- 
ters and laymen at Washington, con- 
vened by request of Food Administrator 
Herbert Hoover, and was chosen chair- 
man. The convention was called to 
discuss the problem of bringing the mat- 
ter of food conservation before the 

President Frank J. Goodnow of Johns 
Hopkins University is a member of the 
Board of Trustees of the recently formed 
American University Union of Europe 
in Paris. The committee explains the 
union as "a home with the privileges 
of a club for American college men and 
their friends passing through Paris or 
on furlough." 


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

William Orr is chairman of the Com- 
mittee on Education of the Commis- 

sion on Training Camp activities of the 
War Department. Other members of 
the committee are: — Dr. John H. Fin- 
ley, Commissioner of Education for the 
State of New York; Dr. P. P. Claxton, 
head of the Bureau of Education of the 
Department of the interior; President 
Harry Pratt Judson of the University 
of Chicago, and Colonel D. J. Callahan 
of Louisville. It is the intention of the 
commission to provide means for giving 
adequate courses in French and in 
French geography in all the canton- 
ments and National Guard training 

Rev. Howard A. Bridgman had an 
interesting article in the Congregation- 
list for August 30th on "Morals and 
Religion at the Ayer Cantonment, 
Forces at Work for the Higher Life of 
the Soldier". 

President Rush Rhees of Rochester 
University was one of the "Loyalty 
Week" speakers in New York State in 
September, being chairman of Team No. 
7 which also included Prof. James H. 
Moore of Colgate University, ex-Sena- 
tor Burton of Ohio and State Commis- 
sioner of Education John H. Finley. 


WiLLARD H. Wheeler, Secretary, 
2 Maiden Lane, New York City 

Rev. H. M. Herrick of Rockford, 111., 
has been called to be associate professor 
of Modern Languages at Rockford Col- 

Edward M. Bassett was chairman of 
the Platform committee of the Fusion 
Committee in New York City, and was 
also a member of the committee ap- 
pointed to consider candidates for a 
nonpartisan judicial ticket. 

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

In our roll of Amherst Alumni in the 
National Service, published in the last 
number of The Quarterly, there was 
inadvertently omitted — perhaps be- 
cause he is in the service of another na- 
tion — one of our most distinguished 
graduates, Sir Herbert B. Ames, of 
Montreal, Canada, whose patriotic ser- 
vices in the relief of soldiers' families re- 
ceived the award of knighthood from 
King George V. He is the author of a 
vigorous article in the June number of 
the North American Review, entitled 
"'Fight or Pay' — Canada's Solution." 
As a writer and speaker he has been of 
great service both to Canada, his native 
country, and to his country's allies, the 
United States. 

Somewhere on Active Service, U. S. 
Navy, Sept. 14, 1917. 

" My dear Frank: By way of keeping 
the class history up-to-date, and in order 
to explain my failure to get you for that 
lunch in N. Y., 1 merely inform you 
that, as an ofBcer in the Reserve, I have 
been in active service since before the 
war began, having volunteered, there- 
for, I cannot tell you where I am or 
what I am doing, that being against the 
regulations. Suffice it that 1 am doing 
all I can to be worthy of my fighting 
ancestors, and the honor of '85! 

"I hope Amherst and especially '85, 
will do their duty in this greatest of all 
crises. Age is no detriment. There is 
always something to do, though few 
may have the luck to get out into it as I 
have. — Edward Breck, Lieut. Com- 
mander, II. S. N. R. F." 


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

Osgood T. Eastman has been ap- 
pointed managing director of the Omaha 

(Nebr.) branch of the Federal Reserve 
Bank at Omaha. Mr. Eastman has 
been with the First National Bank of 
Omaha for nine years, the past seven 
as assistant cashier. He, as vice-presi- 
dent of the American Bankers' Associa- 
tion for Nebraska, had seventy-two 
members, a record to his credit, in one 
year. He has been president of the Uni- 
versity Club of Omaha, treasurer of the 
Liberty bond committee, prominent in 
the Red Cross work, chairman of the 
entertainment committee and member 
of the executive committee of the Com- 
mercial Club, chairman of entertain- 
ment of the Nebraska Bankers' associa- 
tion and is on the governing board of 
the publicity bureau. 

A poem, "American Army Hymn", 
beginning "America, America", to be 
sung to the tune of "Materna", was 
published in the Congregationalist for 
August 9th, written by Rev. Allen East- 
man Cross, D.D., of Milford, Mass. 

Henry Suydam, the war correspond- 
ent, whose articles in the Brooklyn Daily 
Eagle, the Boston Transcript and the 
Review of Reviews have attracted wide 
attention, compares under date of Sept. 
16th Secretary of State Robert Lansing 
with the British Secretary and after re- 
ferring to Secretary Lansing's disarm- 
ing smile, says: 

Mr. Lansing usually waits for the 
newspaper men to open the conversa- 
tion, especially if he has nothing of 
importance to announce. He has a 
very engaging personality, and he 
uses this as a buffer between ques- 
tions and answers. He is frank, when 
possible, but he does not produce the 
impression of one who is eager to 
talk, with any degree of confidence in 
his hearers, on State Department 
matters. He has a tendency to an- 
swer in monosyllables, and he never 
loses his temper. In appearance the 
Secretary of State is more distinguished, 


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more expansive in manner, than most 
English statesmen, and certainly more 
so than Lord Robert Cecil. Mr. Lansing 
would never be mistaken for a routine- 
grinding clerk, as Lord Robert might, 
but he carries with him the air of one 
who is dealing, somewhat fearfully, per- 
haps, in dynasties. 

There is one advantage enjoyed by 
Lord Robert Cecil that Mr. Lansing 
lacks: Lord Robert had no predeces- 
sors who held conferences with news- 
paper men. Mr. Lansing, on the other 
hand, found the office of Secretary of 
State stripped of dignity in the eyes of 
the correspondents. The attitude and 
poses of Mr. Bryan were so entertain- 
ing, when they were not maddening, that 
even the newspaper men were amused. 
They grew, gradually, to asking annoy- 
ing questions. Mr. Bryan would burst 
into a rage and shout: "That sir, is an 
improper question!" The newspaper 
men thus naturally lost respect for the 
office, which, under Mr. Root and Mr. 
Knox, who were skilled in sarcasm, was 
regarded with awe. Mr. Lansing has 
had to work to overcome Mr. Bryan's 
mistakes. He has a sort of quiet force 
and a sense of reserve that compen- 
sates for his lack of facility in stinging 
verbal duels with men who ask out- 
rageous questions. 

After having seen both Ministers in 
action, so to speak, at close quarters, 
my impression is that Lord Robert Cecil 
is probably the more wily, but that 
Mr. Lansing has greater breadth and 
depth of viewpoint. Neither makes the 
slightest pretensions, personally, and 
both are quiet and undemonstrative in 
manner. Neither speaks in the sort of 
complete epigrams that some Foreign 
Ministers use, to their own disadvan- 
tage. They never make "scrap of 
paper" speeches, or write "spurlos 
versenkt" sentences. They state their 
case concisely in a few words, and those 
are not flashy or spectacular. That, 
after all, is a pretty safe kind of a For- 
eign Minister to have in office, at a 
time when an unprecedented alliance 
is Bghting a common war. 


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

Alvin F. Sanborn, who was appointed 
during the summer as chief interpreter 
for General Pershing in France, had a 
very interesting article in the Boston 
Evening Transcript for September 3rd, 
under the title of "As it looks to a 
Home-Comer — an Impassioned Indict- 
ment of American Apathy by an Amer- 
ican Writer and Fighter, lately home 
for a college reunion, " in which he says:- 

"Send on men, hosts of men, at least 
five hundred thousand, before snow flies. 
Equip them as well as you can, but don't 
bother your brains about their training. 
They will learn more about real fight- 
ing in three months within the French 
army zone, where methods change so 
rapidly as to defy exportation, than they 
would learn by drilling in America, 
(three thousand miles from the scene 
of conflict), in three years. Within 
sound and even danger of the cannonad- 
ings and within sight of mud-besmeared 
'poilus', fresh from the firing line, they 
will feel themselves, from the outset, a 
part of the war; and this consciousness 
of being 'in it' will do wonders for the 
mental hardening which is no less im- 
portant than the physical hardening." 

Frederic B. Pratt is a member of the 
New York City Library War Council. 
He was also appointed by Mayor Mit- 
chel of New York a member of the com- 
mittee for the Catskill Aqueduct cele- 
bration in October. 

Howard O. Wood was appointed by 
President Wilson a member of the New 
York State Board of Appeals for the 
draft. He represents Brooklyn. 


Henry H. Bosworth, Esq., Secretary, 

15 Elm Street, Springfield, Mass. 

Doane College conferred last June 
the honorary degree of D.D. upon Rev. 
Edwin B. Dean of Northfield, Minn. 

Arthur Curtiss James has been ap- 
pointed by Governor Whitman of New 

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York and Governor Edge of New Jer- 
sey as a member of the newly-formed 
New York-New Jersey Port and Har- 
bor Development Commission. This 
commission is the first step taken in the 
plan to co-ordinate the facilities of the 
port of New York in order to develop 
it into one of the greatest shipping cen- 
ters in the world. The commission is 
now studying the problem of relief from 
freight congestion. Mr. James has also 
contributed an ambulance and its up- 
keep for one year to the Poet's Commit- 
tee for the American Ambulance in 
Italy. The ambulance is to bear the 
name of a famous American poet. 

The Journal of Philosophy, Psychol- 
ogy and Scientific Methods for July 5th 
contained an article by Professor F. J. 
E. Woodbridge of Columbia University 
entitled " Comment on Professor H. C. 
Brown's 'Matter and Energy,'" an ar- 
ticle in a former issue. 

Professor George B. Churchill of Am- 
herst College has been renominated by 
the Republicans of the Franklin-Hamp- 
shire district for the Massachusetts 
State Senate. 


Nath.\n P. Avery, Esq., Secretary, 
362 Dwight St., Holyoke, Mass. 

Professor Robert S. Woodworth of 
Columbia University is standardizing 
tests for determining the fitness of sol- 
diers for the more special and exacting 
branches of service. 

The home address of George A. Morse, 
who is in the Naval Reserves in com- 
mand of a submarine chaser, is 40 Clin- 
ton Street, Brooklyn, N. Y. 


Frederick S. Allis, Secretary 
Amherst, Mass. 

Silas D. Reed of Taunton was nomi- 
nated at the recent Massachusetts pri- 
maries for State Senator by the Repub- 
licans of the First District in Bristol 
County. As there is no Democratic 
nomination, his election is assured. 

The Rev. Frederick Beekman, dean 
of the Pro-Cathedral Episcopal Church 
of the Nativity, at Bethlehem, Pa., has 
gone to France with his wife, where he 
will be at the head of the "American 
Soldiers' and Sailors' Club", recently 
established there by the Emergency Aid 
Society of this country, of which Rod- 
man Wanamaker of Philadelphia is the 
founder. Dean Beekman was formerly 
an officer in the United States Army. 
When he presented his resignation, the 
officers of the church granted him an 
extended leave of absence instead. 

George W. Ellis is President of the 
Lawson Aircraft Company of Green Bay, 
Wisconsin. This company was recently 
formed and already is building three 
different types of military machines for 
the United States Government and is 
also turning out a flying boat for sport- 
ing purposes. 

William C. Breed was one of the ten 
delegates to represent the Merchants' 
Association of New York at the War 
Convention of American business men, 
held in Atlantic City in September. He 
also was a member of the committee 
appointed by the Mayor of the city of 
New York to welcome the Japanese 

George B. Zug joined the ranks of the 
wartime agriculturists and spent the 
summer hoeing corn and cultivating a 
large garden on his place at Hanover, 
N. H. 

'93 is represented in the Freshman 
Class this fall by Myron Howe Smith, 


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son of Dr. Frank H. Smith of Hadley, 
Mass. Myron led his class at Hopkins 
Academy and was awarded a twenty- 
five dollar prize for general excellence 
during his four year course. 

On July 25, 1917, the only daughter 
of J. Wesley Ladd was married to Mr. 
Alan Green of Saginaw, Michigan. Mr. 
Green is a graduate of the University 
of Michigan. He sailed for France in 
September to enter the Ambulance 


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

Hermon S. Cheney of Southbridge, 
Mass., was nominated at the State Pri- 
maries on September 25th for Republi- 
can Representative to the State Legis- 
lature. As the district is Republican 
he doubtless will be elected. The Sec- 
retary was elected Delegate to the Re- 
publican State Convention at Spring- 
field, Mass., October 6th. 

Edward H. Eldridge, Director, School 
of Secretarial Studies, Simmons College, 
Boston, Mass., writes that he has con- 
ducted a summer school for commercial 
teachers this year with about 170 in 
attendance. They also offered an emer- 
gency course in elementary business 
work for women, with a good enroll- 
ment. They have just begun another 
college year, and unlike the men's col- 
leges, where the enrollment generally is 
small, they are swamped. Many of 
their graduates are filling Government 
positions; one of them is with Mr. 
Hoover, taking general charge of the 
filing; two are in France; several in 
Washington, and several in the navy 

Eugene W. Lyman, Graduate School 
of Theology, Oberlin, Ohio, Depart- 

ment of Philosophy of Religion and 
Christian Ethics, was Lecturer at the 
Students' Conference at Lake Geneva, 
WMs., and the Convocation of Congre- 
gational Ministers at Middlebury Col- 
lege. In October he delivered three 
lectures at the Union Theological Sem- 

Mark D. Mitchell is busier than ever 
drilling oil wells for the Amherst Oil 
Company. He hopes the price of gaso- 
line will continue to rise and we poor 
chaps who have automobiles will pay 
the freight. 

Pancoast Kidder is Captain of Com- 
pany M, Camp Meade, Md. 

Benjamin D. Hyde is Captain of 
Quartermasters' Department, Massa- 
chusetts State Guards. 

Elmer W^. Bender has changed his 
address to 605 North L Street, Tacoma, 
Wash. His elder son, Nathaniel, grad- 
uated from the Staduim High School 
last June. He was headed for Amherst 
but is now enlisted in Co. 8, Coast Ar- 
tillery, Fort Flager, W'ash., and expects 
shortly to be transferred to North Caro- 
lina, Field Artillery Division, and thence 
to France. 

Grosvenor H. Backus is spending 
several months on the Pacific Coast. 
He was recently staying in Santa Bar- 
bara, Cal. 

Carlton E. Clutia, Assistant Manager, 
Western Department of the Providence- 
Washington Insurance Company of 
Providence, R. I., on whom the College 
conferred the degree of M. A. in 1916, 
is making his plans to be on hand at the 
25th reunion. He has just returned 
from a vacation fishing trip in the wilds 
of northern Wisconsin. He had his son 
with him. 

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Alfred E. Stearns, Principal of Phil- 
lips Academy, Andover, Mass., writes 
under date of Sept. 26th as follows :- 

"War conditions are not hurting us 
this year so far as the student body is 
concerned; for we are full to the limit 
and began turning away applicants ear- 
lier than ever before. Some eight men 
on the faculty have entered service in 
one way or another; and my chief prob- 
lem has been to find satisfactory men to 
fill the gaps. On the whole it looks as 
though we had come out fairly well; and 
we are hoping for a good year." 

Charles W. Disbrow organized a boys' 
agricultural camp this summer in Perry, 
Ohio. The boys all came from Cleve- 
land and the plan worked out so success- 
fully that the demand at once arose all 
over the state for more camps, "under 
the Disbrow plan". 

The leading article in the June issue 
of the Columbia Law Revietv was written 
by Harlan F. Stone. Its title was "The 
Nature of the Rights of the Cestui Que 

Warren T. Bartlett, North Brookfield, 
was married to Elida R. Thompson, at 
Ocean Point, Me., September 6th, 1917. 


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

Dwight W. Morrow has been ap- 
pointed by the Governor of New Jersey 
as chairman of the State Prison Inquiry 
Commission. The commission is pre- 
paring a report for the next legislature, 
suggesting legislation which ought to 
bring about practical reform. One plan 
is "for the psychopathic examination of 
prisoners, and when this is put into oper- 
ation it ought to insure proper discrim- 
ination in the treatment of criminals 
and those who are merely defective men- 
tally," says Governor Edge. 

Mr. Morrow was also appointed by 
Mayor Mitchel of New York City a 
member of the executive committee to 
welcome the Belgian War Commission in 
August. He is also a member of the 
Bond Club of New York, an organization 
of bankers and bond men, formed after 
the recent Liberty Loan Campaign for 
perpetuating the associations and rela- 
tions which sprung up during that Cam- 
paign. Luncheons are held monthly and 
addressed by prominent financiers. 

Captain Emmons Bryant is at the 
time of writing stationed at Camp Up- 
ton on Long Island, having been trans- 
ferred there at the end of the First 
Plattsburg Camp. At Plattsburg he 
was Captain Quartermaster Assistant 
to the Quartermaster of the entire en- 
campment and had charge of uniforms 
and clothing as his special branch of the 

Harry S. Williston has made North- 
ampton his permanent home, beginning 
October 1, occupying the Round Hill 
mansion of the late A. Lyman Willis- 
ton. He will, however, still continue 
his business in Lynn. 

Lieutenant Governor Calvin Coolidge 
of Massachusetts received a renomina- 
tion at the Republican state primaries 
in September. Some of his friends had 
urged him to allow his name to go be- 
fore the voters for Governor, but he 
declined. It is widely believed, how- 
ever, that Coolidge will be the guber- 
natorial candidate a year hence. 

Rev. Jay T. Stocking is Religious 
Work Director of the Y. M. C. A. at 
Fort Myer, Va. He directs the reli- 
gious work at the camp and among the 
enlisted men at the Fort. In addition 
to that work he has spoken on Sundays 
at various surrounding camps and is 
serving on the committee in the Dis- 


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trict of Columbia for the welfare of the 
men around the city. In the Congrega- 
tionalist for July 5th he had an interest- 
ing article, entitled "An Army Camp 
from the Inside, the Thoughts and the 
Ideals of the Men Getting Ready." 

L. R. Eastman, Jr., was one of the 
delegates of the Merchants' Association 
of New York to the War Convention 
of American business men, held in At- 
lantic City in September. In a letter 
written from Fort Myer, Rev. Jay T. 
Stocking says: — "Lucius R. Eastman, 
1895, has been doing some very good 
and interesting work in advising the 
Government in the matter of food pur- 
chases — a big work." 

Dwight W. Morrow has been ap- 
pointed a member of the Board of Trus- 
tees of the recently organized American 
University Union, the object of which 
is to meet the needs of American Uni- 
versity and College men who are in Eu- 
rope for military or other service in the 
cause of the Allies. Amherst College 
is a member of the Union. 


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

Mortimer L. Schiff was a member of 
the executive committee, appointed by 
Mayor Mitchel of New York, to wel- 
come the Belgian War Commission. 

Rev. Herbert A. Jump had an article 
in the Congregutwnalist for July 19th 
entitled "William DeWitt Hyde, Phil- 
osopher of Optimism." Dr. Hyde was 
the late president of Bowdoin College 
and a noted educator. 


Dr. B. Kendall Emerson, Secretary, 
56 William Street, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Charles F. Richmond, vice-president 
of the W. L. Douglass Shoe Company 
and son-in-law of former Governor W. 
L. Douglass of Massachusetts, dropped 
dead at Bretton Woods, N. H., on the 
morning of July 25th. His death came 
as a great shock to the summer colony. 
He had spent the day golfing and had 
attended a party in the evening. On his 
return to his apartments he dropped dead. 

Mr. Richmond was 44 years old and 
was a resident of Brookline, Mass. He 
was born in Brockton in August, 1873, 
the son of Captain and Mrs. Lucius 
Richmond and prepared for Amherst 
at the Brockton High School. He be- 
gan his business career with L. Rich- 
mond and Co., but a few years later 
went to work in the office of the Doug- 
lass Company, where he had remained, 
rising rapidly to be vice-president. 

On May 28, 1901, he married Miss 
Amy Reynolds Douglass. He belonged 
to the Brockton Golf Club and the 
Thorny Lea Golf Club, also of that city, 
as well as the Brockton Commercial 
Club, the Algonquin Club, the B. A. A. 
and the Massachusetts Automobile As- 
sociation. He was a 33d degree Mason 
and had summer homes at Buzzards 
Bay and South Orleans. 

His mother, two sisters, Mrs. Agnes 
Gould and Miss Jennie Richmond; two 
brothers, Frederick P. and Horace Rich- 
mond; and his widow and four children, 
W'illiam Douglass, Lucia, Alice and Vir- 
ginia, survive him. 

A cablegram containing only the 
words, "All Well", was received at 
Cambridge on Sept. 8th from Dr. B. K. 
Emerson, temporarily in charge of the 
Harvard Hospital Unit in France which 
received a German aerial bomb attack 
on Sept. 6th. This was the attack on 
American hospitals which caused so 
much resentment at the time. 

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Miss Mary E. Leverett of Brooklyn, 
N. Y., and the Rev. William Bishop 
Gates, pastor of the First Presbyterian 
Church at Binghamton, N. Y., were 
married in June. Her grandfather. Dr. 
Lockwood, was formerly pastor of the 
same Church. Mr. Gates is the son of 
Dr. Merrill E. Gates, former President 
of Amherst. 

Raymond V. Ingersoll was a member 
of the committee appointed for the 
Catskill Aqueduct Celebration in Oc- 
tober in New York City. Herbert L. 
Pratt, '95, was also a member of that 

Since the opening of Camp Devens, 
at Ayer, Mass., William A. Morse, of 
Holyoke, Mass., has been with the 
Army Y. M. C. A. there. 

Dr. Henry M. Moses of Brooklyn, 
N. Y., is not only a busy practising 
physician but a wide-awake contributor 
to the advancement of medical science, 
as shown by his papers published in the 
Medical Record. Two reprinted articles 
received from him bear the title: "A 
Mixed Type of Nephritis: Report of a 
case with Autopsy Findings," and 
"vSplenic Anemia, with Cirrhosis of the 
Liver and Ascites." 

The following letter from E. M. Blake 
has been received by the publishers of 
the Quarterlt:- 

"In the Amherst Quarterly, Au- 
gust, 1917, in which an account of our 
'97 Reunion appeared, I was very much 
pleased to see the reproduction, in the 
frontispiece, of my grandfather's draw- 
ing of Amherst College in 1834. The 
original belonged to my father and I 
was partly instrumental in his present- 
ing it to the College a few years since. 
In the editorial mention of it Mortimer 
Blake, 1835, was placed as the father of 
Prof. Lucian I. Blake, 1877, deceased, 
my uncle. I was very sorry not to be 
mentioned as his grandson, 1897, — to 
show the three generations — my father 

not being a college man, tho he is an 
honorary member of 1897. My son. 
Robert Sheffield Blake, may be in Am- 
herst, 1935, just 100 years after his 
great grandfather." 


Rev. Charles E. Merriam, Secretary, 

201 College Avenue, N. E., Grand 

Rapids, Mich. 

A son, Edward Hart, was born on 
Saturday, August 4th, to Mr. and Mrs. 
Henry E. Tobey of Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Tobey is a member of Company A, First 
New York Guards, Veteran Corps of 
Artillery, and spent part of the summer 
guarding the Catskill Aqueduct. 

The engagement has been announced 
of Harrison F. Lyman, Esq., of Boston, 
Mass., to Miss Alice Wellington, Smith, 
'05, executive secretary and treasurer 
of the Smith Unit for relief work in 

H. G. D wight is the author of a book 
of short sketches entitled " Persian Min- 
iatures," published in October by 
Doubleday, Page & Co. 

Rev. Charles W. Merriam of Grand 
Rapids, Mich., has recently returned 
from Waco, Texas, where for seven 
weeks he was Religious Work Secretary 
in the Y. M. C. A. Army Work, at Camp 
Mac Arthur, where the National Guards 
of Michigan and Wisconsin are being 
trained, preparatory to being sent to 
the front. Describing his work in the 
Congregationalist for Sept. 20th, he says: 

" As a minister I am proud to wear the 
insignia of the Y. M. C. A. in this emer- 
gency, as it represents the united Prot- 
estant Church doing what it can in the 
name of religion and good fellowship 
for our soldiers under conditions of mo- 
notonous routine, irksome discipline, un- 
usual temptations, and coming sacrifice 
and danger." 


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Ralph Bemis Gibbs died suddenly on 
August 20th on a train near Croton, N. 
Y. Apparently he was perfectly well 
and strong, but he had had a hard run 
to catch his train at the New York 
Central station and from the strain col- 
lapsed immediately after boarding the 
car and died almost instantly. Mr. 
Gibbs was 43 years old and was travel- 
ling representative of the New York 
Public Library Bureau. He made his 
home at East Montclair, N. J. He was 
married to Miss Harriett G. Lane of 
Springfield, Mass., who with one daugh- 
ter survives him. While in college Mr. 
Gibbs was a member of the Chi Phi 
fraternity and played on the football 
team his Senior year. His boyhood 
home was in Springfield, and he entered 
Amherst from the Springfield High 
School, class of 1894. He came from 
one of the older Springfield families and 
his grandfather, Stephen G. Bemis, was 
mayor of Springfield during the Civil 
War and a successful business man. His 
father, Howard G. Gibbs, was a manu- 
facturer in Holyoke. Aside from his 
wife and daughter, the nearest surviving 
relative is a sister, Mrs. Walter Carrol 
of Pittsburgh, Pa. 


Edward W. Hitchcock, Secretary, 

Woodbury Forest School, Woodbury, 


Charles E. Mitchell, President of the 
National City Company of New York, 
has been chosen a member of the Dis- 
tribution Committee and also a member 
of the Executive Committee of the Dis- 
tribution Committee of the new Liberty 
Loan Board. 

Rev. Rodney W. Roundy had a short 
article entitled "Negro Loyalty in the 
South" in the Congregationalist for July 

Emery Pottle had a story in the Sep- 
tember number of McClure's entitled 
"Sophie's Great Moment." 

The Pictorial Review for September 
contained a story by Burges Johnson 
entitled "An Unmelancholy Dane." 


Arthur V. Ltall, Secretary, 
225 West 27th Street, New York City 

Thomas J. Hammond, Captain of Co. 
I, 2nd Mass. Inf., writes: 

"My Company can lay claim to one 
proud distinction and this is that we 
were the first company in the State 
to be recruited to full war strength of 
150 men. The work has always been 
interesting to me and the life in the 
open has always agreed with me." 

A daughter, Dorothy Ross Grant, was 
born on July 12th to Mr. and Mrs. 
Robert Lyman Grant at Montclair, N. J. 

Two books by Walter A. Dyer ap- 
peared in October — "Creators of Dec- 
orative Styles," published by Double- 
day, Page & Co., and "The Five Bab- 
bitts of Bonnyacres," a story for boys 
and girls, published by Henry Holt & 
Co. Mr. Dyer's story, "Pierrot, Dog 
of Belgium," which has already ap- 
peared in American, English, and 
French editions, and which has been 
translated into Dutch, is now being 
translated into Italian by a Roman firm 
that expects to publish an Italian edition 
this winter. A short story by him, "The 
Robber's Den," appeared in the Wo- 
man's Home Companion for October. 

Another letter has been received from 
the Paymaster General of the Navy, 
Samuel McGowan, in which he pays 
high tribute to the work of P. A. Pay- 
master James F. Connor, Naval Reserve 
Force. He says in part: — 

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" For some weeks past Mr. Connor has 
been on a special Examining Board de- 
tailed at the Washington Navy Yard. 
Before that, he was here at headquarters 
doing miscellaneous work of a profes- 
sional nature and always in a way that 
ought to make Old Amherst proud. The 
only regret I have is that Mr. Connor is 
not in the regular service; but I assure 
you that, if it can be brought about, I 
shall do my utmost at the end of his 
temporary service, first, to persuade him 
to become a regular and, second, to 
secure the necessary legislation to en- 
able us to give the Navy the benefit 
of his valuable assistance for the rest of 
his natural life." 

David Whitcomb has been appointed 
Federal Fuel Administrator for the state 
of Washington. 


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

Washburn College conferred at its 
Commencement last June the degree of 
D. D. upon the Rev. Noble S. Elderkin 
of Oak Park, 111. 

The Pittsburgh Dispatch for Sunday, 
September 30th, contained a striking 
article by Pres. Herbert P. Houghton 
of Waynesbury College on the relation 
of the college student to the war. An 
editorial note calls it "one of the most 
forcible arraignments of Prussianism." 


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

Marton R. Sedgvvick has been elected 
treasurer of the Lenox (Mass.) Library 


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

Prof. James W. Park of Adelphi Col- 
lege will also conduct this year some 
courses in the Brooklyn Branch of the 
College of the City of New York. He 
offers a course in the History of Culture 
and Education, and one on the Philoso- 
phy and Principles of Education. 

Mr. and Mrs. Louis E. Cadieux are 
living at 16 Warwick Road, Belmont, 
Mass. Louis was married at Brookline, 
June 21, 1917, to Ruth Helen Went- 

It is rumored, also, that James S. 
Robson has recently married, and we 
are looking for the details. 

" Gov." Boyer has been called to serve 
in the Medical Reserve Corps of the 
United States Army. 

Ernest M. Whitcomb acted as chair- 
man of the Second Liberty Loan Com- 
mittee of Amherst and vicinity. 

John P. Maloney and Miss Edna 
Marie GoU of Hoboken, N. J., were 
married on August 7th. They are mak- 
ing their home in Brooklyn, N. Y. 

The following item appeared in the 
Boston Transcript, October 5:- 

Washington, Oct. 4 — Stanley King of 
Boston, secretary of the W. H. McEl- 
wain Shoe Company and a director of 
the Boston Chamber of Commerce, will 
be appointed to-morrow as special as- 
sistant to Secretary of War Baker. He 
will handle all matters relating to busi- 
ness coming before the War Depart- 
ment. He has done similar work for 
the Council of National Defense since 
last April. 

Mr. King was born in Troy, N. Y., 
May 11, 1883, the son of Henry Amasa 


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King and Maria Lyon King. He grad- 
uated at the Springfield (Mass.) High 
School in 1900, at Amherst, 1903, and 
Harvard in 1906. The same year he 
was admitted to the Massachusetts bar 
and has since practised in Boston. He 
was married to Miss Besse of Springfield 
in December, 1906, and has one son. He 
is a member of many clubs, including 
the Harvard, the Brae-Burn Country, 
the Boston City and the Boston Athletic 
Club. His country home is at Sharon, 
Mass., and his city residence in Bos- 

Mr. King has been in Washington for 
several months, having practically dis- 
associated himself from the McElwain 
Company, of which he is secretary and 
a director, for the purpose of doing war 
work. He has been working whole- 
heartedly with the Committee on Sup- 
plies of the Council of National Defence. 
In May Mr. King was elected a director 
of the Boston Chamber of Commerce. 
Previously he served on the chamber's 
committees on industrial development, 
relief of freight congestion and preven- 
tion of disease. In addition to his con- 
nection with the McElwain Company, 
he is president and a director of the 
Sable Lumber Company. 


Rev. Karl O. Thompson, Secretary, 
11213 Itaska Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 

Dr. Heman B. Chase of Hyannis, 
Mass., now serving with the U. S. Med- 
ical Corps, wrote recently from London 
to the effect that he had enlisted for the 
duration of the war and was expecting 
to be sent at once to the French or Bel- 
gian front. He has the rank of lieuten- 
ant and his address is Hospital No. 20, 
British Expeditionary Force in France, 
care of the War OflSce, London. 

Ely O. Merchant, of the Federal 
Trade Commission, has been placed in 
charge of the investigation of the cost 
of flour milling and has established 
headquarters in Minneapolis with a 
corps of accountants. 

H. Gardner Lund who is Second Lieu- 
tenant in K Co., 8th Inf., Mass. N. G., 
says that his army experience has thor- 
oughly convinced him of the desirability 
of universal military training. Of his 
own experience he writes .- 

"With some over a year for a first 
enlistment and nearly three years be- 
hind me on the second term, including 
the four months in Mexican Border ser- 
vice last summer, I certainly feel as 
though I belonged to the National 
Guard. It is the National Guard of 
Massachusetts which has a high rank 
among like organizations in other states. 
I have been private, corporal, sergeant, 
mess sergeant, and acting first sergeant 
in charge of the company, and would 
have graduated this June from the 
Training School, N. G. M., following 
the completion of a two years' course 
of instruction, had the war not inter- 

T. C. Brown has resigned his profes- 
sorship at Bryn Mawr College in order 
to carry on the farm at his old home near 
Fitchburg, Mass., following the death 
of his father a year ago. Laurel Bank 
Farm makes a specialty of "prime poul- 
try products", according to the sta- 
tionery. The mail address is Fitchburg. 

E. J. Eaton, principal of North High 
School, Des Moines, Iowa, has changed 
his residence address to 1814 Oakland 
Ave. During the summer session of 
Drake University, Des Moines, he 
taught classes in School Administra- 

W. Irving Hamilton is with the Root 
Newspaper Association now, office at 
231 W. 39th Street, New York City. 

Harry E. Taylor has changed his resi- 
dence address to 25 Parkway, Mont- 
clair, N. J. He is now advertising man- 
ager of the Dry Goods Economist. 

Karl O. Thompson has been ap- 
pointed acting head of the Department 

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of English at Case School of Applied 
Science, with rank as Assistant Profes- 
sor, during the absence on Red Cross 
work of the professor of English. 

John G. Dobbins is now living on 
North Mountain Ave., Montclair, N. J. 
Dobbins is with the Hudson, Manhat- 
tan R. R. Co. 


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

Rev. Edwin Hill van Etten, who has 
made a notable record as rector of Christ 
Church in New York City, has been 
chosen as rector of Calvary Church in 
Pittsburgh. This is not only the largest 
Episcopal church in Pittsburgh, but is 
one of the most important Episcopalian 
churches in the country and is the 
church of which Dean Hodges was rector 
before he became dean. Mr. van Etten 
entered upon his new duties on No- 
vember 1st. 

Leslie R. Fort is now with Ivy L. Lee 
who handles the publicity for a number 
of big corporations. His business ad- 
dress is 61 Broadway, New York City. 
He has been nominated by petition by 
both Republicans and Democrats for 
councilman at large in Plainfield, N. J., 
the first time that an action of the kind 
has occurred in the history of the city. 

Ralph Freeman of Maplewood, N. J., 
is a member of the Township Com- 
mittee, which is the governing body of 
the municipality, and by that commit- 
tee was elected chairman of its Police 
Committee, having general administra- 
tive charge of the Police Department. 

John G. Anderson won his first 
Greater New York golf championship 
this past summer when he annexed the 
Westchester amateur title. A few weeks 

later he also won the Press champion- 
ship at the Dunwoodie Country Club. 
Anderson's total score was twelve 
strokes better than that of his nearest 

John S. Hilliard died on Wednesday, 
July 11th, at the home of his mother 
in Dunkirk, New York, after a com- 
paratively brief illness. He had broken 
down from overwork a few months be- 
fore, and the New York and New Jersey 
Telephone Company in whose New 
York office he had been employed for 
twelve years, had given him a leave of 
absence to recuperate. He was looking 
forward to going back to his work when 
a change for the worse came and death 
quickly ensued. He was born in Dun- 
kirk on July 21st, 1882, and entered 
Amherst from Williams College his 
sophomore year but was compelled, be- 
cause of illness, to withdraw from col- 
lege at the beginning of senior year. He 
was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta 
Fraternity and is survived by his par- 
ents and two sisters. 

Writing of the work of the Rhode 
Island Council of Defense, John E. Mar- 
shall, '08, its executive secretary, says: 

"Every Amherst man in the State that 
was called upon for any kind of service 
did it gladly. Ben Utter in Westerly 
is a trump. We were having a hard 
time getting that town started. We 
wanted them to organize their constab- 
ulary and to appoint their town com- 
mittee. I called up Ben and he put 
things through with a rush." 

George W. Ellis was chosen at the 
recent primaries a member of the Re- 
publican Town Committee of Moneon, 


Nineteen-Five has decided to hold its 
next reunion in 1920. At first there was 
talk of waiting till 1921, because of the 
one-hundredth anniversary of the found- 


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ing of the college, but the possibility, if 
not probability that such exercises 
would be held in the fall of the year in- 
stead of at Commencement caused the 
class to change its plans and hold the 
reunion at the regular time. 


Robert C. Powell, Secretary, 

311 West Monument Street, Baltimore, 


Dr. William Hale, Jr., writes: — "I am 
serving in the Canadian Army Medical 
Corps with the rank of Captain and 
have been attached to an Infantry Di- 
vision in France since July, 1916. Be- 
fore doing front line work I served a 
few months in one of the Canadian Base 
Hospitals. During the Canadian ad- 
vance at Easter I was able to establish 
a forward dressing station early in the 
attack and was able to render almost 
immediate attention. As a result I am 
one of the few Medical Officers wearing 
the Military Cross, but I assure you 
they all deserve it who do field, ambu- 
lance or battalion work." Hale's ad- 
dress is 42nd Canadians, B. E. F., 

Ernest H. Gaunt has published a 
pamphlet of 34 pages on "Co-operative 
Competition." Along with it he sends 
us a shorter article on "The Law of 
Sovereignty," which he calls (in a manu- 
script note) "an application of Pro- 
fessor Carman's teaching." Thus Pro- 
fessor Carman's mighty influence lives. 


Charles P. Slocum, Secretary, 

202 Lake Ave., Newton Highlands, 


Bruce Barton is the author of a new 
book entitled "More Power to You," 
published in September by the Century 

Company. There are fifty short essays 
in the volume, made up from editorials 
that have appeared in Every Week, of 
which Mr. Barton is the editor. The 
New York Times says, "They are short, 
terse, readable bits of common sense." 

A daughter, Dorothy, was born to 
Mr. and Mrs. Chester M. Andrews, in 
Springfield, Mass., on October 23rd. 


Harry W. Zinsmaster, Secretary, 
Duluth, Minn. 

Ralph L. Loomis has joined the avia- 
tion service in France. He writes: — 

"My brother, Will Loomis, '17, has 
changed over to aviation work and is 
now at Avord, training. As for myself, 
I too have taken up that work, as the 
most needed if I can fit myself for it 
which remains to be seen as I am older 
than most and it is not so easy to pick 
up. But they have accepted me as a 
student and I leave for Avord on the 
27th." (July 27). 

Frederick P. Smith, is now living in 
Helena, Montana, where he has recently 
been appointed general counsel for The 
Montana Rancher's Association. 

Shortly before he won his commission 
as first lieutenant, the following letter 
was received from Charles E.Merrill: — 

"Of the Amherst men at this camp, 
(Fort Myer), I know of Robert Powell, 
1906; Chapin Marcus, 1908; and Rich- 
mond De Bevoise, 1914. Of this group, 
Powell already has a commission as 
captain and will very likely be advanced 
to the greater Major. Marcus is in the 
Artillery and, in all probability, will 
be commissioned as captain and may 
possibly be commissioned as major. De 
Bevoise has been commissioned as sec- 
ond lieutenant in the Quartermasters' 
corps, and after the close of this camp 
will be sent to the Special Training 
School, and may very likely be commis- 
sioned at the close of this second school 
as a first lieutenant. The work here 

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has proved very interesting and quite 
difficult to one like myself, with no 
previous military training. 

"Upon the declaration of war, my 
firm, Merrill, Lynch and Co., began a 
campaign of advertising and circulariz- 
ing with reference to the Liberty Bond 
issue, and I am very proud to report that 
our firm secured orders, filed through 
us or through banks of our customers, 
for about five million dollars of these 
bonds. We have offices in several of 
the largest cities, and, for a period of 
six weeks, devoted the services of our 
entire organization to the sale of the 

Capt. Holbrook Bonney has been act- 
ing as an assistant instructor at the Pre- 
sidio R. O. T. Camp in San Francisco. 

Deputy Attorney-General Roscoe 
Conkling of New York State was sent 
to New York City in July, representing 
the Adjutant-General to speed up the 
work in directing the preparation for 
the selective draft. How well he suc- 
ceeded with his task is a story well- 
known to the readers of all New York 
papers. The New York Sun for Sunday, 
September 16th, contained a half-page 
article, eidogizing Conkling's work. The 
following are a few extracts from the 
article in question, which is signed by 
Fraser Hunt: — 

" When New York took off its hat in 
formal tribute to the thousands who 
make up its first quota in the great 
National Army, one of the score or 
more who stood in the reviewing stand 
at Forty-second Street was a certain 
young man named Conkling. Not many 
people saw him and fewer yet recognized 
him, for he wasn't even standing in the 
front row alongside of Col. Roosevelt, 
Mayor Mitchel, Judge Hughes, Major- 
Gen. Bell and the others of New York's 
official reviewing set. But nevertheless 
this same yoimg man named Conkling 
had more to do than any of these in 
making possible this strange, wonder- 
ful parade. 

"Who is this young man named Conk- 
ling, anyway? To find out go up to the 

old red brick State Arsenal at Thirty- 
seventh Street and Seventh Avenue. If 
you get by the guard at the entrance 
and climb the winding stairs to the 
second floor and cross to the north end 
you'll run bang into a flock of desks 
fenced off by an unpainted 2x4 railing. 
Inside you will see ten or a dozen shirt 
sleeved young men working like mad. 
At a big flat top desk near the open 
entrance you'll find standing — not 
seated^a tall, busy looking individual 
who seems to be in charge of the crew. 
He's Hunter, and probably the most 
energetic assistant that any Deputy 
Adjutant-General or anybody else ever 
had. You can almost always find Conk- 
ling on his job, but if by some chance 
he is wasting fifteen or twenty minutes 
at some restaurant getting a bite to eat 
or is taking a half hour nap after mid- 
night you'll find Hunter there. . . . 

'The big thing is that when Mr. Conk- 
ling was 33 years, 4 months, and 28 
days old he was suddenly ordered to 
go down to New York from Albany and 
perform a task that would have made 
Hercules in his palmiest days throw up 
his hands. 

"Assigned from the Attorney-Gen- 
eral's office to the overworked Adjutant- 
General's department Mr. Conkling had 
no more than got comfortably seated 
in a fine large soft seated swivel chair 
than the order came to slip down to 
New York and do the impossible. 

"Everything was wrong with the 
fkaft in this city. There was no esprit 
de corps. Scores of board members had 
resigned, hundreds of others knew noth- 
ing about their duties and practically 
everyone of the 189 local boards was at 
a standstill. Lists had not been made 
out nor had registration cards been 
copied in duplicate. Practically nothing 
had been done since the registration of 
June 5th." 

The article goes on to explain just 
what was done and with what great 
success it was accomplished. 


Edward H. Sudbury, Secretary, 

154 Prospect Avenue, Mt. Vernon, 



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Lieutenant Edward L. Dyer is now- 
stationed at the School of Fire at Fort 
Sill, Okla. He sends the following syn- 
opsis of his service in the Army: — 

"Took civilian examination for com- 
mission, Dec, 1909; 2nd lieutenant, 
June 16, 1910, Coast Artillery Corps; 
promoted 1st lieutenant, 1914; served 
in Philippines, 1913-1915 with colonial 
army, also Justice of Peace under Insu- 
lar Government; travelled in India, 
Indo-China, China, Manchuria and 
Japan, 1915; hunted big game in Cam- 
bodia, and visited battlefields of Japa- 
nese-Russian War; returned to U. S., 
1916; served with machine guns on 
Mexican border during summer of same 
year when war threatened; entered 
Coast Artillery School, Jan., 1917, com- 
pleted course in Electrical and Mechan- 
ical Engineering when School Mas closed 
on account of war with Germany; Or- 
dered to Coast Defenses of Sandy Hook, 
N. Y. Harbor, June, 1917; Ordered 
to School of Fire, Fort Sill, Oklahoma, 
July, 1917, present address, where I 
am now taking a course in the latest 
methods of artillery work, preparatory 
to service in France or as instructor of 
the National Army; passed examina- 
tion for Captain, Coast Artillery, April, 
1917; Offered services to Governor of 
Mass., and to Amherst College for war 
duty (subject to approval of War De- 

"During visit to Singapore, 1915, I 
was reported arrested as a German Spy; 
my visit being shortly after mutiny; 
visited Tsingtao shortly after its cap- 
ture by the Japs from the Germans; 
commended by Sec. War for report of 
observations in Orient. Besides service 
in the P. I., I have been stationed at 
the Coast Defenses of Boston, Portland, 
New York Harbor, Chesapeake Bay, 
and Puget Sound. 

"Confidentially I want very much 
to go abroad in command of a battalion 
or larger unit." 

Miss Madeleine Hodskins of New 
York City and Lieutenant William H. 
Wright, U. S. R., were married in Sep- 
tember at the Church of St. Mary 
the Virgin. The bride's sister, Mrs. 
Daniel Emrie, was matron of honor. 

and the best man, Daniel Emrie, Am- 
herst, 1910. Lieutenant Wright was 
among those at Plattsburg assigned to 
join the American Expeditionary forces 

A daughter, Margaret, was born Sep- 
tember 23, to Mr. and Mrs. Albert W. 
Blackmer, of W'orcester, Mass. 

Captain Richmond Mayo-Smith of 
the Sanitary Corps has been transferred 
to New York and ordered to accompany 
Major Dewey to a number of important 
cities in the East on business pertaining 
to the purchase, manufacture and in- 
spection of gas masks. 

I. H. Agard, Principal of the High 
School at Spencer, has resigned, to go to 


George B. Barnett, Jr., Secretary, 
Amherst, Mass. 

Vol. II, No. 1 of the 1910 class paper, 
The Buccaneer, appeared on September 

William R. Marsh moved his family 
headquarters to 3925 Pleasant Ave., 
South, Flat No. 2, Minneapolis, Minn., 
on August 27th and reported at Fort 
Snelling, Minn., for the Second Officers' 
Training Camp. He has been assigned 
to the Coast Artillery Training Co., and 
is now at the 3rd Training Co., C. A. C, 
Fortress Monroe, Virginia. 

Rockwood Ballard has accepted a 
position with the Ford Motor Company 
in Minneapolis. 

J. D. Cornell is married and living 
at 64 West 107th Street, New York 
City. He is connected with Sargent 
and Co., investment securities. 

Eustace Seligman was married on 

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August 16th to Miss Maude Jaretski, 
a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred 
Jaretski of New York City. He has 
been called into the army under the 
draft and expected to go to camp in 

Bartow H. Hall, First Lieutenant 
Field Artillery, O. R. C, was assigned 
to join the American Expeditionary 
forces to France in early September. 

Sterling W. Pratt was transferred 
from Artillery work and given a Second 
Lieutenancy in the Quartermaster's 
Corps of the National Army at the close 
of the camp at Fort Sheridan on Aug. 
16th. He says he hopes "to be sent across 
'the big drink' with the first 500,000 of 
the National Army. The spirit of Am- 
herst men I meet is the same every- 
where, only a little stronger where there 
are fewer of us. I think it is largely 
due to the system of not eating in the 
fraternity houses. Of course that's no 
new theory and beyond argument, I 

Another military wedding was that 
oa Sept. 9th at Geneva, N. Y., of Miss 
Sanch Kehr, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
Gustav Kehr of Brooklyn, N. Y., and 
First Lieutenant Donald M. Gilder- 
sleeve, Medical Reserve Corps. 


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

Eugene R. Pennock, prior to his en- 
trance in naval service, about August 
1st., played a brilliant game at second 
base for the Crescent Athletic Club of 
Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Howard R. Haviland is making a 
concert tour of all the war camps in the 
United States, giving piano solos, under 
the auspices of the National Y. M. C. A. 

War Work Council. His tour started 
on September 3rd, when he played be- 
fore 1,000 sailors and marines at the 
Brooklyn Navy Yard. He has given 
three concerts at Camp Mills— one for 
the Alabama and Georgia troops; an- 
other for the 165th Regiment and the 
third for the lowans. On September 
17th, he played before 200 college men, 
at the training station on Bedloe's 
Island, and later in the week at the en- 
campment at Gettysburg. 

Robert H. George, who was commis- 
sioned a Captain of Infantry at the 
First Plattsburg Camp, was one of the 
captains designated as instructor at the 
second Plattsburg camp, now in session. 

Mr. and Mrs. A. B. McMillen, of 
Albuquerque, N. M., have announced 
the engagement of their daughter, Kath- 
erine, to Richard B. Scandrett, Jr. He 
has been appointed lecturer in the Law 
School of the University of Colorado. 


Alfred B. Peacock, Secretary, 
384 Madison Street, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

James J. Quinn, Jr., has been elected 
Superintendent of Schools for the towns 
of Avon, Holbrook and Randolph, Mass. 

Fred B. Barton of the First New York 
Cavalry has prepared and published a 
small booklet descriptive of the work of 
the troop, bow it is organized, its 
history, etc. The booklet has been used 
with great success in enrolling recruits, 
writes H. A. Proctor, '13. 

Rev. R. G. Armstrong had an article 
in the Congregationalist for Sept. 6th 
entitled "Social Service in a Village 

Miss Marion Reed, daughter of Mr. 
and Mrs. William Reed of Brooklyn 


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N. Y., and William C. Atwater, Jr., 
were married on Tuesday, June 19th, 
at the residence of the bride's parents. 


Lewis G. Stilwell, Secretary, 
1906 West Genesee St., Syracuse, N. Y. 

William G. Hamilton is now living 
at Eureka, Cal. 

Harold P. Partheimer recently 
moved from New York City to take a 
position with the Fisk Rubber Company 
in Chicopee, Mass. 

Geoffrey Atkinson has been over half- 
way around the world and three times 
across the Atlantic, from January 9th 
to June 1st of this year. He writes as 
follows from France, where he is now a 
sergeant in the hospital corps: — 

"I was over here on Tuberculosis 
work for the Rockefeller Foundation in 
January and February this year in the 
capacity of interpreter. I left Paris 
late in February and returned to New 
York via Madrid, Havana and Key 
West. I arrived home in New York on 
March 8th and started on Active Serv- 
ice as a private in the Army (U. S. Base 
Hospital No. i) on May 10th, coming 
over here very shortly afterwards. Have 
been in France this time almost two 
months already. 

"There are three other Amherst men 
at this Base Hospital, Lieut. R. H. 
Kennedy, M. O. R. C, U. S. A.,^ '08, 
Sergt. James Shellev Hamilton, E. R. 
C, U. S. A., '06, Pvt. E. R. Procter, 
E. R. C. U. S. A., '16. There have 
been several newspaper articles on the 
Rockefeller Tuberculosis work in 
France, — in whose first party over here 
I acted as interpreter. I may possibly 
go into this work again after the war, 
although I have a chance to earn a liv- 
ing at the University at Paris and should 
prefer that. I am sorry to be too busy 
and tired to write you anything like a 
decent account of the work I was in 
over here in the winter, and the work 
I am in now is taboo by the censor as 
far as describing it goes. Both J. S. 

Hamilton and I have been^'promoted 
from private to Lance Corporal and 
then to Sergeant since arriving in 

F. Carl Keller has moved from San 
Francisco to 926 South Ave., Roches- 
ter, N. Y. 

Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Johnson of Buf- 
falo, N. Y., have announced the en- 
gagement of their daughter, Mary, to 
Wallace Coxhead. 

Otis Averill, Jr., died on June 28th 
at Wyley's sanitarium at Greenwich, 
Conn. Funeral services were held on 
June 30th at the Church of the Ascen- 
sion, Fifth Avenue and Tenth Street, 
New York City. Mr. Averill was born 
in Japan when his parents were touring 
in that country and was in his 27th 

According to word received late this 
summer from H. I. Fillman, '17, Louis 
G. Caldwell has been awarded the Croix 
de Guerre and "his entire section has 
received the award for conspicuous 
bravery in evacuating wounded four 
days in the face of a heavy curtain fire. 
He was sons-chief of his section. " Cald- 
well himself wrote in July: — 

"With big sausage balloons hanging 
only a couple of hundred yards to the 
north, at regular intervals in an east 
and west line, with aeroplanes over the 
front in plain sight, and with the French 
batteries just over the hill, we can say 
at last that we are in the war zone. W'e 
can see the German observation balloons 
in the distance. At this moment, about 
eight o'clock in the evening, the nightly 
artillery battle is just starting. It is 
still very light, the sun not yet having 
set (the French have set the clock an 
hour ahead), every few minutes we .see. 
a group of balls of smoke around a 
French aeroplane, signs of German 
attempts to bring it down. 

"Last night we walked over to the 
other side of the hill out on a long prom- 
ontory projecting into the valley beyond 

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and watched one side of an unusually 
heavy artillery duel. Every time a 
French gun went off, we saw a bright 
flash of light down among the trees in 
the valley or on the opposite slope about 
a mile away, and a few seconds later 
heard a big boom. At times the valley 
seemed alive with giant fireflies. On a 
neighboring promontory German shrap- 
nel was exploding with great regularity 
less than a mile to the west, in search of 
a supply centre and motor truck depot. 
Luckily they did not direct their fire a 
little to the east. 

"We are encamped in very comfort- 
able quarters in a little town not far 
from the line. It has not been shelled 
for four days. On dark nights, visits 
from bomb-dropping German planes are 
to be expected, they tell me. We are 
not yet on regular duty, but are waiting 
for the call at any moment. Our section 
of twenty Berliet ambulances is divided 
up into two squads of ten machines 
each, to go on duty in turn. I had the 
good fortune to be chosen head of one 
squad. The section is composed of 
about eighteen University of Illinois 
boys, four or five from U. of C, five 
from Harvard and a miscellaneous 
crowd, largely from around Chicago. 
It seems a very congenial crowd. 
Though I am the only Amherst repre- 
sentative in the crowd, Lord Jeffrey is 
already the favorite song of the section, 
the Harvard crowd having known it 

" In our course so far we have been at 
several very interesting places, having 
been for a week in and near the scene 
of the Battle of the Marne, a week at 
Beauvais, two days at Passil, near No- 
yon, three days at le Mesnil and have 
passed through such towns as Lassigny, 
Noyon, Bleraucourt, Loissons and 
Brames, all destined to be spots of great 
historical interest because of their im- 
portance in this war. On our trip from 
Beauvais to Passil, we passed through 
the lines which until last March 17th 
had been held continuously by the Ger- 
mans ever since September, 1914. Miles 
of trenches, barb-wire entanglements, 
shell holes, dug-outs, gun-mounts, and 
million of red poppies growing around 
and over everything. 

"The once beautiful town of Lassigny 
is now only a magnificent ruin, the re- 

sult of the French artillery in recaptur- 
ing it. Noyon and Passil did not suffer 
so much from shells, as from German 
outrages. Everywhere are relics of the 
Germans, the most interesting being 
their elaborate officers' quarters, built in 
the sheltered sides of hills out of stucco, 
stones and logs; the caves dug in the 
soft stone of the hills by the Germans 
and capable of harboring thousands of 
men each, and German cemeteries, with 
handsome granite and sandstone monu- 
ments raised by the Germans to French 
soldiers they had buried there, and one 
to a Russian." 


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

The engagement has been announced 
of Miss Ruth Dwight Fuller of Brook- 
lyn, N. Y., and Lieut. Lowell Shumway. 
This engagement is of especial Amherst 
interest, because Miss Fuller is a 
daughter of ex-Senator Chas. H. Fuller 
of the class of 1878, and a niece of Sec- 
retary of Commerce William C. Red- 
field. Her brothers are E. W. Fuller 
and R. M. Fuller, both Amherst men 
of the class of 1915. Lieut. Shumway 
received his commission as second 
lieutenant at Plattsburg this summer 
and has since been assigned to duty at 
Camp Upton, Yaphank, Long Island. 
His father. Prof. Edgar S. Shumway, is 
likewise an Amherst man of the class of 

Harold E. Shaw recently undenvent 
an operation in New York in order to 
be rendered fit for the aviation service. 
At last reports he was recuperating at 
his home in Monson, Mass., waiting 
for his call. 

C. B. Quaintance is a member of the 
law firm of Quaintance, King & Quain- 
tance with offices in the Ernest & Cram- 
ner Bldg. in Denver. 


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Miss Ursula Knauth, daughter of Mr. 
Antonio Knauth of New York City, 
and Louis Huthsteiner were married on 
August 20th at Bolton Landing, Lake 
George, N. Y., in the Church of St. 
Sacrament. Only a few days previous 
Huthsteiner had received his commis- 
sion as Second Lieutenant, Infantry, at 
Plattsburg, and as his best man, Victor 
Knauth, is Sergeant of Battery A, First 
Massachusetts Field Artillery, this was 
very much a military wedding. 

On July 7th, at the Church of Holy 
Trinity, Brooklyn, Miss Ruth Gardiner 
and John Tilney Carpenter were mar- 
ried. Mrs. Carpenter is a graduate of 
Smith College. 

The Rev. Frank H. Ferris was mar- 
ried on May 15 to Miss Minna Proctor, 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Proctor 
of Ridgefield, New Jersey. 

Ed Cohn was married on July 30 
to Miss Marianne Brettaner, daughter 
of Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Brettaner of 
Lake Placid, N. Y. 

Lieutenant Richard Montague Kim- 
ball was married on August 16 to Miss 
Mabel Estelle Straker, daughter of Mr. 
and Mrs. Joseph E. Straker of Attle- 
boro, Mass. 

Miss Mary Ganson Crosby, daughter 
of former Assemblyman and Mrs. W. 
Clive Crosby of East Orange, N. J., 
and Second Lieutenant C. Richmond 
DeBevoise, O. R. C, were married on 
August 16th at St. Thomas's Church, 
Newark. The ceremony was performed 
by Rev. Dr. Henry C. Swentzel of 
Brooklyn. A reception followed at the 
Robert Treat Hotel. 

"Little Dick" Kimball was married 
to Miss Ethel May Cooke, daughter 
of Mr. and Mrs. Edward H. Cooke of 
Orange, Mass., on August 25. 

Lieut. Donald H. Brown was married 
on August 23 to Miss Alison McCall, 
daughter of Mr. Thomas McCall, at 
Santa Monica, Cal. 

Lieut. M. B. Seymour and Lieut. 
Dwight Clark are at present stationed 
at Camp Devens in the Q. M. C. N. A. 

Lieut. "Pinlt" Kimball is stationed 
at a fort in Boston Harbor, in the coast 

"Qud" Butler and "Tick" Miller are 
members of a Hospital Corps at Fort 
Ethan Allen, Vt. 

Chas. Mills is at the second OflScers 
Camp at Fort Myer, Va. 

The treasurer has invested the money 
that was raised for our triennial in Lib- 
erty Bonds of the second issue. $200 
is the amount placed. This step was 
decided upon at a meeting held in Am- 
herst at Commencement time at which 
Chamberlain presided and the following 
were present: Moulton, Renfrew, Mor- 
row, Cobb, W. K. Smith, T. W. Glass, 
Miller, J. R. Kimball and Young. 

The secretary wants every man in the 
class to keep him posted about his mil- 
itary assignments — particularly change 
of address. Anything pertaining to a 
man in the service will be recorded and 
filed by the secretary upon receipt at 
address above. 


Joseph L. Snyder, Secretary, 
1727 Cambridge St., Cambridge, Mass. 

Gerald Keith was one of the 52 men 
chosen from the Naval Reserves to 
enter the Naval Cadet School at M. I. T. 
He spent the summer studying naviga- 
tion, seamanship ordinance and naval 
regulation for ten hours a day. The 
intent of the course is to produce officers 

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for use either in the Merchant Marine 
or on submarine chasers. 

Arthur E. Ralston is now in the 
Transport Section of the American Am- 
bulance Field Service. He writes that 
J. W. Craig, '15, is associated with him 
and that they are now driving on the 
same truck. Other men in the service 
include John J. Atwater, '15, Ralph 
Ellenwood, '18, Everett Glann, '17, and 
Lee Wood, '16. He says that H. King- 
man, '15, is in the Ambulance Section 
of Morgan-Harjes, and adds, 

"The work in the Transport Section 
consists in driving five ton Pierce Arrow 
trucks, loaded with munitions, from the 
R. R. depots to the various ammunition 
parks at the front. It often carries one 
into exciting parts of the front. I have 
had several rides that were highly excit- 
ing, but written up would be the same 
old story of bursting shells, of which 
the States have had an overdose." 

Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Sargent Locke 
of W^inchester, Mass., announce the en- 
gagement of their daughter, Hannah, 
to Lowell R. Smith, also of Winchester. 
Miss Locke is a graduate of Vassar, 
class of 1915. 

The engagement of Miss Jessie Mar- 
garet Catlin of Brooklyn, N. Y., and 
Randolph Mercein Fuller was an- 
nounced during the summer. Fuller is 
Sergeant in the First New York cavalry. 

John J. Atwater and his brother, 
David, who was to have entered Am- 
herst this fall, are in the " Camion Serv- 
ice" of the American Ambulance corps 
in France. The former writes : — 

" I am here at . . . going to Officers 
school. When the course is over in 
August, I will be sent out with a T. M, 
section of 20 five ton Pierce Arrow 
trucks, 45 men and the necessary extras. 
At present there are about 14 of these 
T. M. (Transport Munition) sections 
out at the front, entirely made up of 

American Volunteers. I went out as 
top sergeant of the second section and 
was with them six weeks. Our work 
consisted of loading up with "75" am- 
munition or engineers supplies and de- 
livering them to parks 1 to 3 kilometers 
from the front. Most of the work was 
night work. For instance, we would 
leave camp on our usual run about two 
P. M., load up and go to ... to wait 
for dark. Here we would eat supper 
and from the graveyard, where we used 
a flat tombstone for a table, we could 
see the shells bursting on the front lines 
from the heavy French guns only half 
a kilometer away. Also, from 5 to 9 
P. M. the air always was full of planes, 
French and Bosche. 

"Almost every night there would be 
a fight of some sort and you could see 
shells burst in groups whenever a plane 
went too far over the opposing lines. 
Then back of us were the "sausage" 
balloons. We've often counted over 
20 in the air from one point. As soon 
as it was dark we would proceed slowly 
to our destinations. Of course no lights 
are allowed. Smoking also is forbidden. 
Usually these parks are very hard to 
get in and out of and unload very slowly. 
As a usual thing we would not return 
to camp till 2 or 3 in the morning. Then 
the next morning would be spent in 
going over the cars and getting ready 
for the next run. 

"On three occasions we were shelled 
and one car had its radiator damaged. 
Also once we had a touch of gas. Then 
one night one of our men who happens 
to be a Williams man fell asleep at the 
wheel and when he stopped the car was 
half way into a German dugout. The 
French inhabitants thought the whole 
German army had dropped in on them, 
so they surrendered, but when they saw 
it was only the American section come 
to call, they had a lot to say in very im- 
polite French. I know it was impolite 
as Professor Lancaster or Stowell never 
taught anything like it. We just 
laughed at them and sent back a big 
wrecking car the next day and brought 
the car and driver home. Besides the 
Amlierst section over here I have seen 
Sid. Bixby, '05, and Freeman Swett, '17. 
Whitcomb, '19, also came to my old 
section as extra man, after we sent one 
home sick. 


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"It's bully work and hard work too. 
12 hours on a five ton truck is no joy 
ride and it takes a good deal of strength 
to crank or steer one, besides standing 
the everlasting jolting. There are two 
men on each truck and that lightens 
the work, but at best it is a man's job. 
When we run, it is usually 10 to 15 cars 
in a convoi and it's some job to keep 
track of them all, find the road and not 
lose any cars. Our greatest danger is 
in rumiing down a house or a railroad 
train after dark." 


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

Writing from the U. S. Aeronautical 
station at Pensacola, Florida, in July, 
Charles Burton Ames says: — 

"The Naval Aeronautical Station in 
which we are located is beautifully and 
ideally placed for the work and although 
the shores of the Gulf of Mexico are not 
the coolest place in summer, there is 
usually a breeze which makes life 
bearable. There are only thirty men 
in our reserve squad, taken from all 
over the country, but about 300 regu- 
lars are taking the coiu-se, so we are 
by no means alone. We have to learn 
all about the construction of engines 
and planes before we are permitted to 
enter a machine. We are just starting 
to delve into the intricacies of the motor. 
We are studying navigation and its 
branches, signalling and military drill. 
One can learn to fly in a couple of weeks, 
but if one wants to become a military 
aviator it is necessary to master a great 
many things which to the layman seem 
unessential. I have no idea what is to 
become of us, but the rumor is that we 
shall undoubtedly get most of our flying 
instruction in France." 

A later letter from Ames, written in 
early October says: — 

"Flying goes well and I am very 
enthusiastic about it. I spent about 
ten hours under instruction and then 
commenced to fly alone. I have now 
over ten hours to my credit in 'solo 
flying,' but have to finish forty before 

being able to qualify as 'Naval Avia- 
tor.' " 

Miss Frances Emerson Coleman of 
New York City and Douglas Clark 
Stearns were married on Wednesday, 
October 3, in the Madison Square Pres- 
byterian Church, by the Rev. Dr. 
Charles H. Parkhurst, '66, assisted by 
the bridegroom's father, the Rev. Wil- 
liam Foster Stearns. Mr. Stearns has 
volunteered for ambulance service 

The engagement is announced of Amy 
Louise Cowing, daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. R. A. Cowing of Cincinnati, Ohio, 
and Humphrey Fuller Redfield, son of 
the Secretary of Commerce. Redfield 
is now an ensign in the Naval Reserves. 

Douglas D. Milne announces that 
the class of 1916 will hold a reunion in 
Berlin about the third week of February, 
1918, and that sufficient members of 
the class have already signified their 
intention of being present to win the 
Allies Trophy Cup. Milne will be on 
hand, and writing from Fort Funston, 
Kans., 20th Company, 164th Depot 
Brigade, says : — 

"Shortly before the end of the train- 
ing camp I was taken sick with pneu- 
monia and confined to the hospital for 
three weeks. After being relieved from 
the hospital I returned to camp and 
much to my surprise was given a com- 
mission as 2nd Lieut, of Infantry. I 
had given up all hope of ever getting 
a commission after being sick and ab- 
sent from work so long. 

"I am now located here at Funston, 
trying to whip some of the new draft 
army into shape for service abroad. The 
undertaking of building up a new army 
out of men who have done nothing but 
farm, mine, and follow a thousand and 
one different trades is a very big one, 
but at the same time most interesting. 
It is a great thing to see the interest and 
enthusiasm with which the men go at 
what they have to do. They seem to 

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realize that they have now got an op- The engagement has been announced 

portunity to do something for their of Miss Dorothea Gray of Brookline, 

country in the time of its greatest need ^.^ i. /^ t • u -i tt • • 

and they do not entertain the belief that ^^''■' ^^ ^- ^^^^"g ^^^l^" ^e is in 

they have been made "goats" in the Company 13, P. T. R., at Platts- 

draft proposition as one might suppose burg, 
they would. The Esprit de Corps is 

rapidly growing and within a few Arthur M. Clarke is assistant in phys- 

months 1 believe that we will have the . . n, ■,■ r^ » i t^ 

finest army in the world considering the ^"^ ^^ ^^''^P^ E'^^^^er Academy. Exeter, 

short time that it has been organized." N. H. 

l"!' Brooks Johnson is working for the 

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VOL. VII.— FEBRUARY, 1918.— NO. 2 



IN the upper corridor of the new library building there was 
placed, as the date set for dedication drew near, a row of 
portraits; hung there with a very commonplace object, 
partly to see what would be their decorative effect in that 
place, partly to associate the bare blank walls that surrounded 
the delivery room with something living and thought awaking. 
For of a new building, no matter how rampant its material or 
architecture, must necessarily be predicated a plight similar to 
that of a new human being, — as the Cobbler of Hagenau phrases it: 
" Our ingress into this world 
Was naked and bare." 
Its softening and humanizing apparel of affections, associations, 
memories cannot be provided for in the builder's specifications. 
Whether and why these portraits really belonged there did not 
occur, I presume, to the persons who had hastily transferred 
them from the old building. It turned out, however, that this was 
precisely their appropriate place in a line of memories that was 
not now to begin but just to go on to a new and freshly memorable 
stage. They were portraits of men who in the older days, as 
friends, trustees, benefactors, have wrought to give the Amherst 
College Library the growth and distinction so worthy of its new 
housing; and here they were, assembled as if to look upon the 
ripened fruit of their labors. Such was in part the "company 
dress" in which we were to meet our guests; and then, a few 
days after, in our simple dedicatory exercises, we sat face to face 
with our latest benefactor, Mr. Edmund Cogswell Converse, and 
heard his words. An eminent capitalist of New York, he had 
not been known to our academic circle, but the name was not new. 
Since 1867, when he was graduated here, the name of his elder 

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brother, James Blanchard Converse, who died untimely in his 
thirty-eighth year, had been on the roll of our Alumni, and he it 
is who is memorialzied in the new building. In the audience at 
the dedication sat classmates of his; one of these must not go 
unmentioned, Mr. William R. Mead, of the well-known architec- 
tural firm of McKim, Mead and White, from whose personal 
interest and genius the building derives much of its beauty and 
fitness. We must accord him a worthy share in the memorial. 

The history of a fact accomplished, a hope realized, a dream 
happily fulfilled, contains more elements than can be put in an- 
nalistic words, — elements unheeded by those who see only the 
outside of things. There was first the felt need, such as besets 
all growth and improvement, of new quarters, both for stowing 
and study of the books; a need which the over-crowded condition 
of the old building and its lack of protection from fire and accident 
was rendering yearly more acute. Inquiries were made concern- 
ing the possibility of enlarging the old stacks; and a competent 
architect who was consulted on the question said after thorough 
examination, " I can take a piece of paper and figure out to you a 
proof beyond all doubt that that building /e/^ twenty years ago." 
Then ensued, as in all such cases, the period of wishing and 
waiting, with the growing inconveniences and makeshifts accom- 
panying, a period unexpectedly ended by the report from our 
watchful friends that money for an adequate, even sumptuous 
new building was definitely promised. A thing to note here with 
gratulation is the timeliness of this generous oflFer; there were 
more or less vexatious delays and mishaps in getting work and 
materials here as it was; one shrinks from conjecturing what 
would have happened if we had waited until this stage of the 
war. No need to chronicle in detail here, though one should not 
omit to mention, the loyal and generous aid so often forthcoming 
just in time to help transportation and construction over the 
hard places; this too has its honorable share in the memorial. 
So too have the friendly and helpful relations that have existed 
throughout between donors, designers, committees, builders, con- 
tractors; each class contributing freely of its specialized skill and 
knowledge, each mindful of the others' desires and requirements. 
In the prevalence of this mutual interest and respect the little 
transient vexations disappear; and the building stands a memorial 

The Converse Memorial Library 77 

not only of noble beneficence but of noble fellowship in plan and 

When the representatives of the architectural firm met the 
committee representative of the college and faculty to determine 
site and talk over the general situation, one of the first remarks 
we heard was, "The style must be monumental," — a recognition 
of the chosen location and of its relation to other college struc- 
tures, especially to the Pratt Dormitory. On the same axis, and 
covering almost identical floor space and shape, the two buildings 
must needs be planned with friendly reference to each other, 
neither overbearing nor self-effacing. Hence the style adopted, 
unusually imposing and dignified for our country town, yet quite 
in keeping with its colonial as well as academic traditions. In 
the matter of site, they took up again, quite unwittingly, the line 
of appropriate memorial; for where the building stands was the 
residence of Hon. Lucius Boltwood, the first librarian who had 
the care of the library in a building of its own, and the first who 
did not combine that occupation with the duties of teaching. It 
is worth while to remember this, not forgetting or despising the 
years of pioneer effort. 

So here the new library stands, a satisfaction to the esthetic 
eye and taste; but far more significantly than that, a notable 
landmark of improvement and progress in library service and 
ideal. A newspaper article, written last June and widely copied, 
remarks that the library "is expected, when completed, to be one 
of the finest college libraries in the United States." Well, per- 
haps it has turned out so; we have not compared it with others. 
The article was written before the name of the donor was known, 
and about three-quarters of it is taken up with an account of 
Clyde Fitch, of whom the building is assumed, to be mainly a 
memorial. There is indeed a Clyde Fitch room, containing the 
books and furnishings of his study; of that more anon. The real 
distinction of the library, however, is quite other. It is rather in 
the practical facilities planned for and provided for the best and 
most modern uses of a library. The idea of what these are has 
long been shaping itself, and has been progressively acted upon 
here in Amherst College; its development, in fact, is one of the 
main factors which have made the new edifice necessary. The 
library has long since outgrown its primitive function of stowage 

78 Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 

and distribution; it has become the intellectual center, the cul- 
tural clearing-house of the college. Other agencies of instruction 
and training lead up to that. Laboratories, lectures, collections, 
recitations, excursions, are indispensable in their way; but books, 
after all, with their carefully ordered and concentrated thought, 
are the student's working-tools and court of appeal. The gradu- 
ate misses much if in addition to his cum laude diploma he fails to 
leave college a self-determined and disciplined bookman. To be 
in some degree at home with books, even the backs of books and 
their repute in the world, is a great asset of the graduate's life of 
culture. It is this that the planners of the new library have 
aimed in every available way to promote. The casual visitor 
enters, is somewhat solenmized by the stately delivery room with 
its columned corridors, admires the large and sumptuous reading 
room, glances at the periodical room where reviews, magazines, 
and newspapers are at the reader's hand, is attracted by the 
Converse room where the quiet browsing among standard authors 
is a luxury, gets a glimpse of the stacks with their interminable 
steel book-cases all heavily laden, — and thinks he has seen the 
library. Yes, he has; but only to small extent what was meant 
to be the living library. Even his curious visit to the Clyde 
Fitch room upstairs only reveals to him a fond memory and senti- 
ment, not the heart of the matter. To appreciate this latter he 
must be more than a casual visitor. He must have learned to 
ascend the stairway, — which is not at all conspicuous, almost 
hidden indeed in the plan, — as if he were at home there, and 
enter some of the department rooms sacred to his interests in 
special research, where at length he can really feel at home in 
his congenial atmosphere. In other words, he must seek the real 
heart of the living library in those numerous rooms of the second 
and third stories where the various departments of the college 
cultural life — history, philosophy, economics, literatures home and 
foreign, languages — have each its specialized library and appli- 
ances, with furnishings adapted to make these usable and efficient. 
These rooms are not recitation or lecture rooms; were not planned 
for clattering crowds up and down the stairways; they are rooms 
where little groups of like-minded students with their professors 
can meet for discussion and mutual study, in the capacity of the 
private seminar. A comparatively recent development this in 

The Converse Memorial Library 79 

college life, wisely adapted from the customs of the larger uni- 
versities, and tending to give greater concentration and definite- 
ness to the liberal aims of college life. As such their dominance 
in the uses of the library are justly regarded as a sign of educa- 
tional progress, their success of course depending on the ingrained 
and vital part they are to play in the wise and sincere use made 
of them by the cooperative work of teachers and taught. At 
present writing these seminar rooms do not show for what they 
will be; the more intimate furnishing and decoration — the domes- 
tication of them, so to speak — is waited for, as these trying times 
permit, and as well-wishing alumni and friends, who indeed have 
already signified their readiness, are in position to complete the 
contemplated work. 

In the present sketch it has not been deemed necessary to in- 
dulge in description of materials, architectural features, decora- 
tions, and the like. The pictures we have appended, taken, it 
will be noted, while the new structure, just from the hands of the 
builders, was still "naked and bare", will give some idea of these 
things. Better than this, the building is here to speak for itself 
as the alumni come back to delight themselves in its beauty and 
dignity; is here not only as a memorial but as a promise of what 
the new Amherst of a coining new century may advance into, as 
new plans and ideals and activities shape themselves for the larger 
times to come. 

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[From Miss Virginia Gerson, of New York, a long-time friend and neighbor of 
the Fitch family, who kindly came to arrange the furnishings of the Amherst 
room in the order of his New York study, we have sought and obtained the follow- 
ing notes of reminiscence, written as we desired in the form of a letter; which we 
here reproduce, assured that our readers would not wish its charming style 
changed to be something supposedly more stiff and academic. — Ed.] 

THE best part of Clyde Fitch's "Study"— he never called 
it his library — was that it was such a constant work room, 
so I'll begin with the desk; although the thing that 
played the most important part on it, or in the room, isn't there! 
The telephone. Really, there ought almost to be a fake telephone 
there to make it truly his study ! 

No time was too important to be interrupted by it; in fact he 
liked to be interrupted. Often when we were up in the study 
after a dinner (of interesting people and such good talk) in the 
middle of a general discussion of any sort of current topic — for 
everything of interest was always being thrashed out open- 
mindedly, on all sides, in that room — some one's name would be 
mentioned, he would say "excuse me a minute," call them up 
and settle a piece of business there and then, come back and go 
on where he'd left of! — or suddenly in a pause, call up the box 
office of a theatre when a play of his was running and ask what 
kind of a "house" it was? 

The telephone's rival was his inkstand — I'm glad that is there! 
Clara Bloodgood gave it to him just before the opening of "The 

Oh, that day that Clyde read her the play! We were staying 
with him, at Quiet Corner (his Greenwich, Conn., place) over 
Sunday. And that hot Sunday morning in August was one of 
those days of heat when everything is dried up and no relief, 
and poor Clara Bloodgood had come all the way from Seabright, 
N. J., with J. E. Dodson, who was to play "Roland;" and two 
hotter, more wilted looking people you never saw, as they got 
out of the automobile at the door. We had luncheon in the 
beautiful dining room of Quiet Corner and then Clyde took them 
out on the terrace under the awning and read the play. 

Memorialize — Clyde Fitch's Room 81 

I shall never forget the difference in the way she came and the 
way she went away! — heat was forgotten, she was crazy about 
the play, her part and what she was going to do with it. As they 
left for the station, she was so excited she stood up in the automo- 
bile and waved and waved until they were out of sight! The 
next week she sailed for London and it was when she returned 
from there that she brought Clyde the inkstand. So if that ink- 
stand was not responsible for the play — the play produced the 
inkstand ! 

His address book was another possession that might have 
"struck" for being overworked! It wasn't an "antique." The 
cover was made for him by a friend; it was only two years old but 
it was completely worn out from constant use. Still the inside is 
much more eloquent of him even than the outside for everyone 
is in it, everyone from everywhere all over the Globe! Not only 
every well-known person of the theatre, but in books — music — 
art and of the world. He had no time for the mediocre, but as 
an example of what an old-world respect he had for geniuses — 
is a sheet of Player's Club paper — found among his things — with 
Edwin Booth's signature on it, and under it in Clyde's hand- 
writing, was written "I sat next to him when he wrote this." 

The study is really a portrait of himself — the books for instance 
— the variety of their subjects (so like his interest in every side of 
everything which gave him the ability to suggest to his actors 
such eloquent little bits of stage "business" that explained his 
plots as much as his words did). His books weren't just more 
books, every one was gotten for some reason and the covers show 
they were well used, they weren't "library books" they were 
work books. His books about Andre and Nathan Hale were not 
only for the history itself, they were for "atmosphere," his many 
books of "Memoirs" gave him active "periods." The set of 
red-covered photographs of his plays are a history of his love of 
the right background for his story — the costumes, furniture and 
every little thing belonging to the period were so carefully thought 
out, that those pictures almost tell the whole story — only we should 
miss his written witty dialogue. They are a very interesting record 
of his work. 

To go back to the desk, there was always a red and blue pencil 
on it, to cut out or accentuate speeches in a play. 

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The Dresden China box was another thing he constantly used, 
it was his match-box, and that went from city desk to country 

In the big Itahan box with a picture under glass in the cover, 
he kept the best of his collections of old snuff boxes — it always 
stood where it is now, on the big table opposite the fireplace. 

That the room up here at Amherst has the same Southern ex- 
posure as the room in New York did is another thing that is fortu- 
nate, for the sun streaming in and bringing out so brightly all 
the warm color of the books, the hangings, pictures, etc., makes 
it almost seem as if Clyde Fitch was in it himself! 

His welcome as he came to meet you seemed just like that — to 
light up the whole room. His magnetism was like the measles — 
you caught it right away, only it was different in this — ^you were 
never immune, whenever you met him you never failed to catch 
it again ! 

Another trait of his, which the study expresses, is his love of com- 
fort — the lamps just where the light would fall on your book — the 
chairs and couch around the open fire, and little tables near with 
smoking things on them and always a paper cutter! 

He loved his things — they rested him by entertaining him. 

The only drawback to the room was, it was so hard to get out of ! 

But that he fixed, too ! — There was always some one announced 
at 3 or 6 or 9 or whenever your time was up! and you passed 
them on the stairs! For it was a busy work room in spite of its 
restfulness and beauty and interesting luxury. 

The Ccjxverse Room 
For Standard Works in Literature, Biograpliy and History 

The Delivery Room 

Edmund C'i)(;s\vi;li. Coxversk 

James Hlanchahi) Convekse 
From portniil In W. T. Suu-dley, now in the Converse Room 

Wii.i.i \\i Hr inKUKi iiiD Mkad 

MilitaryHonors 83 



Capt. William Hale, Jr., C. A. M. C, has been awarded the 
British Military Cross for distinguished service at Vimy Ridge. 
The citation reads "For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to 
duty. He established a dressing station in a forward area and 
worked untiringly for sixty hours under fire, dressing the wounded. 
He set a fine example of courage and determination." (See "An 
Honor Heroically Won" in this issue of the Quarterly.) 


Louis G. Caldwell was Subchief of Sanitary Auto Section 65 
which was awarded the Croix de Guerre, August 8, 1917, by 
General Monvul. The citation reads "General Order No. 176, 
respecting sanitary auto section 65: During the period from 
July 10th to August 1st, and in particular during the period 
between July 14th to July 23rd, and between July 31st and August 
1st, the ambulance drivers, who were under fire for the first time, 
have acted with perfect self-control and with a courage which has 
drawn the admiration of everyone. They have carried the wounded 
upon occasions when they were being continually bombarded by 
curtain fire that was extremely violent. They have honored their 
country and merit the recognition of their French comrades." 

The citation was earned by strenuous work at two posts on the 
Chemin des Dames, both posts being in full view of the Germans 
for about half a mile and always under heavy shell fire. On the 
night of August 31st twenty-six of these boys spent the night in 
a mushroom cellar on the side of a hill half a kilometer from the 
fierce German attack, carrying the wounded under the direction 
of Chief Thompson and Subchief Caldwell. 

84 Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 



THE material secured up to January 1st by the Committee 
on War Records of the Alumni Council, and summarized 
elsewhere in this issue, shows that 688 Amherst men are 
with the Colors, either enlisted in the Army or Navy or perform- 
ing other war service in Europe as ambulance drivers, Y. M. C. 
A. volunteers, or Red Cross workers. This article will supple- 
ment the records by a brief account of the indirect ways in which 
Amherst is contributing its strength to the conduct of the Great 

In the college itself the largest demand of the war has been 
met by the establishment of the department of Military Science 
and Tactics, now officially recognized as an Infantry unit of the 
Reserve Officers' Training Corps. Colonel Richard H. Wilson, 
U. S. A., assisted by Major Frank C. Damon, M. V. M., is di- 
recting the training of the Amherst battalion. Two hundred and 
sixty-three undergraduates are enrolled in the four companies 
under student officers. 

The faculty have organized several courses for the training of 
men in special branches of the service. Professor Kimball is in 
charge of a volunteer class in Wireless Telegraphy. During the 
second semester Dean Olds will conduct a course in navigation. 
The Romance department offers an emergency course in spoken 
French. Other members of the faculty have given liberally of 
their time and energy to Red Cross rallies, Liberty Loan cam- 
paigns, and to other indirect services whenever an occasion has 

During December Amherst, in common with all New England 
towns, felt acutely the scarcity of coal. A member of the faculty 
met with the local Coal Administration Board and as a result 
five college buildings, Williston Hall, Barrett Hall, Appleton 
Cabinet, the old Library and the College Church were closed, and 
afternoon recitations were moved forward in order to close the 
other buildings as early in the day as possible. While the College 


AmherstandtheWar 85 

had a substantial supply of coal on hand it was felt that in view 
of the need of coal locally and throughout New England it should 
be saved wherever possible. With this object, several of the 
churches of the town have combined with the college, at the 
suggestion of Professor Fitch, in holding union services in College 

While alumni and undergraduates are in training in every 
branch of the national service throughout the country, six mem- 
bers of the faculty have left college to engage in war work. Since 
the beginning of the year Professor Richard F. Nelligan has been 
at Camp Devens as director of athletics, holding a staff commis- 
sion under the committee on camp activities of the War Depart- 
ment. At the same camp Professor Charles H. Toll is a member 
of the corps of psychological examiners, having left Plattsburg in 
response to a repeated call for his services as a psychologist. 
Professor (now Captain) Charles W. Cobb is in the office of the Chief 
Signal Officer at Washington in the School Section of the Air 
Division of the Signal Corps. Professor Henry Carrington Lan- 
caster has gone to France as a Y. M. C. A. volunteer in the French 
Army. Both Professor Walter W. Stewart of the department of 
Economics and Mr. Leland Olds of the department of History are in 
Washington, the former making a special study of taxation for the 
Federal Reserve Board, the latter assisting William Jett Lauck 
of the Shipping Board in an investigation of wage conditions. 
Professors Doughty and Zinn of the department of Chemistry are 
able to do research work for the government fortunately without 
leaving Amherst. 

Last July Professor Albert Parker Fitch was commissioned a 
Field Inspector by the War Council of the American Red Cross 
and sent to Europe to visit the French Front, examine the work of 
the Red Cross in Europe and return to report to the American 
people. Professor Fitch was in France about two months. He 
visited the devastated areas, saw the return of the repatriates at 
at Evian-les Bains, inspected orphanages and asylums for 
children and civilian refugees, went into the clinics and hospitals 
in and about Paris, and also into several of the Base hospitals 
the Field or Evacuation hospitals and the First-aid stations. On 
his return to America Professor Fitch was given a leave of absence 
until November 1st and spoke for the Red Cross in Washington, 

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New York, Brooklyn, Boston, Providence, Worcester, and about 
twenty of the larger cities of the Middle West, going as far north 
as Duluth, as far West as Kansas City, and as far South as St. 

To provide a headquarters for Amherst men abroad — the "Am- 
herst unit" of the Medical Reserve Corps (Ambulance Unit 39) was 
the first to sail — the college has become a member of the American 
University Union, and has joined with Harvard, Bowdoin, Dart- 
mouth and Williams in maintaining a Bureau with Staff at the 
Paris Headquarters of the Union, the Royal Palace Hotel (corner 
Rue de Richelieu and the Place du Theatre Frangais). The gen- 
eral object of the Union is to furnish the privileges of a simple 
club with restaurant, bedrooms, baths, medical advice, etc., to 
the men of the colleges maintaining it. Two Amherst men are 
members of the Board of Trustees of the Union, President Frank 
J. Goodnow, '79, and Dwight W. Morrow, '95, and Chalmers 
Clifton, Harvard, 1912, sailed October 27th to become resident 
Secretary of the Joint Bureau. A list of Amherst men who have 
registered at the Union and a letter from the resident secretary 
may be found under the Alumni Council notes in this issue of the 

In these ways, without haste, noise, or glamour, Amherst is 
lending its brains and its material resources to the nation, pre- 
paring its men for military service, and providing for the comfort 
of those who have volunteered. The renunciations already made 
are but an earnest that the college is ready to give unstinted 
support to the Greatest Cause. 

Captain William Hale, Jr. 

An Honor Heroically Won 87 


Captain William Hale, Jr., C. A. M. C, has been awarded 
the British Military Cross for distinguished service at Vimy 
Ridge. The citation reads "For conspicuous gallantry and devo- 
tion to duty. He established a dressing station in a forward area 
and worked untiringly for sixty hours under fire, dressing the 
wounded. He set a fine example of courage and determination." 

Captain Hale joined the Queen's Military Hospital re-enforce- 
ments at Kingston, Ontario, in December, 1915, and went overseas 
in February, 1916. In August, 1916, he saw service in France and 
was transferred to the 42nd Battalion, Canadian Highlanders, as 
Medical Military Officer of that unit. The Utica Daily Press 
under date of November 21, 1917, gives some of the details of the 
action at which Captain Hale distinguished himself. 

"The decoration awarded Captain Hale is the Military Cross 
established by the British government during the present war, 
and given to officers below the rank of colonel. It is a decoration 
rarely awarded to or won by a medical officer and the possession 
of it, therefore, by one is evidence of conspicuous valor and serv- 
ice under trying and perilous circumstances. It was bestowed 
upon Captain Hale in recognition of his courage and devotion in 
following on the heels of the storming Canadians in order to succor 
the wounded in the battle of Vimy Ridge. The Canadians bore 
the brunt of the attack in that famous action and won a decisive 
victory over the Germans in capturing those vital heights. Some 
of the interesting details of the engagement have been obtained 
from the Chaplain of Captain Hale's Battalion, Rev. George G. 

" Chaplain Kilpatrick, in his account of Captain Hale's services 
in relieving the wounded on the very field of battle at Vimy Ridge, 
records some of the actual preparations for this work in the several 
days Dr. Hale has been in the line before the Canadian troops' 
attack. The captain sought to find a place for an aid post as ad- 
vanced as possible. Rev. Mr. Kilpatrick's interesting narrative 
then continues: 

88 Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 

" 'In this he had failed and at the last he was forced to fall 
back on the original plan of occupying a deep dugout some six 
hundred yards back of the 'jumping off' trench. Privately, 
however, he confided to me his purpose of going forward 
immediately after the action opened to render first aid to the men 
at the earliest opportunity. I knew perfectly well that this 
meant he would be hard on the heels of the attacking waves. 

" 'The night before the action we spent in the dugout, speaking 
little of the morrow, but all of us harboring the unspoken question 
of what it would hold for us. I can vouch for the fact that Captain 
Hale slept like a log from midnight till 4 a. m., for I was in the 
same bunk, and he had all the blankets. At four we rose and had 
a cup of tea. Then, laden with first aid bags, water bottles and all 
kinds of medical paraphernalia, Captain Hale and his little staff 
set off to gain the farthest end of the tunnel before it became con- 
gested with trafiic. Punctually to the moment at 5.30 a. m. on 
Easter Monday the concentrated bombardment opened and the 
earth rocked with its concussion. 

" 'According to his prearranged plan the doctor, accompanied 
by his lance corporal, a dauntless boy of twenty, was to take the 
right half of our battle area and the medical sergeant — a man of 
proved courage — was to take the left. (What the Chaplain fails 
to mention, it is only just to a brave man to say here, he was 
with the sergeant on the left. — Ed.) The bombardment was 
hardly begun when I heard Captain Hale call and the last I saw 
of him he was scaling the crater line close in the wake of the at- 
tacking wave. Subsequently I learned from him that he had lost 
his direction and gone too far to the right, but, correcting this, 
he swung back to our own front and with his lance corporal made 
his way through that quagmire of mud and water, across ground 
unbelievably torn into yawning crevasses and ridges of earth, 
dressing such cases as he could find and marking where they lay, 
that the stretcher bearers might the more readily locate them. 

" 'Inside of an hour he had made, his way to a few hundred 
yards behind the final objective, where he was determined to 
locate a temporary dressing station. It is safe to say that there 
was not a German dugout in the vicinity which Captain Hale 
did not visit in his effort to secure the best quarters. This in itself 
was a dangerous business, as there was no saying when he might 

An Honor Heroically Won 89 

run across a lurking and stubborn Hun. As a matter of fact, this 
actually occurred for, descending into the darkness of an appar- 
ently abandoned dugout. Captain Hale was accosted by the now 
familiar appeal, 'Mercy' — 'Kamerad.' Turning his ridiculously 
small flashlight in the direction of the voices, he saw five unin- 
jured and able-bodied Germans. The situation required tact. 
There was no time to parley. It was one M. O. armed with a 
flashlight and a pair of scissors, versus five truculent Huns. Cap- 
tain Hale's knowledge of the German tongue is limited, but prac- 
tical. 'Heraus mit you,' he shouted and the five, seeing the 
ferocity of his glare, obediently filed up the stairs. 

" 'In this captured citadel Captain Hale established himself 
and labeled the entrance 'Aid Post,' though, truth to tell, the 
equipment was anything but adequate, being confined to scissors, 
field dressings, iodine and morphine. 

" 'After this came the real test of endurance. The excitement 
of attack wore off and in its place came the inevitable reaction. 
Food was scarce enough. Happily, however, the original pos- 
sessors had left their rations and the coffee for breakfast, still 
warm in the pot. The menu for the day consisted of German 
bully beef, a suspicious looking mess labelled artificial honey, red 
and white wine, biscuits, a sausage (quite aged) and tinned vege- 
tables which were advertised as 'goulash.' During the day the 
medical supplies and rations were augmented by carrying parties. 

" 'In this filthy and damp station Captain Hale remained on 
duty for some sixty hours. It was bitterly cold, sleep was next 
to impossible and there were many cases to be dressed. In addi- 
tion to this work. Captain Hale went on more than one occasion 
into the open to help cases lying in shell holes and trenches. 

" 'Throughout the whole period. Captain Hale's presence among 
the men, and the knowledge that he had followed to serve them, 
were a source of strength and encouragement to all. Haggard 
with fatigue, unshaven and unwashed he went out when the 
brigade was relieved with a great duty nobly done. 

" 'And so the Military Cross was awarded to our 'Doc' It was 
splendidly won, and it is to-day worthily worn by a man who is 
always where he is needed — always ready to meet and conquer 
emergencies.' " 


Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 


John Franklin Gentjng, Editor 

Associate Editors, Walter A. Dyer '00, John B. O'Bbien '05 

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 Alumni Council of Amherst College 

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


BY way of chronicle, for future remembrance and reference, 
we give here as copied from The Library Journal for 
December, 1917, an account of the dedication services 
of the new Hbrary : 

The Converse Memorial Library at Amherst College was dedi- 
cated on November 8th, with simple but impressive exercises. 
An academic procession of the trustees, faculty and invited guests 
marched from the Pratt Memorial Dormitory to the new building, 
where the following program was observed, George Arthur 
Plimpton, president of the board of trustees, presiding: 

Music, Glee Club. 

Presentation of key, Edmund Cogswell Converse. 

Address, William Rutherford Mead. 

Address, President Alexander Meiklejohn. 

Address, Herbert Putnam, Librarian of Congress. 

Music, Glee Club. 

Benediction, Prof. John Franklin Genung. 

The institutions represented by their librarians were Brown 
University, Case Theological Seminary, Dartmouth College, Mas- 
sachusetts Agricultural College, Mount Holyoke College, Prince- 
ton University, Smith College, Trinity College, Wesleyan Uni- 
versity, Williams College, and Yale University; the public libra- 

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ries of Holyoke, Lynn, Northampton, and Westfield; and the 
State Library of Connecticut. The Public Library Commission 
of Massachusetts was represented by its general secretary. 

WE have an idea that our graduates, especially those living 
at a distance and not able to get back often, may like 
to realize not only how new buildings look but how they 
are situated with reference to other buildings or the grounds of 
the college. Hence our picture on the cover and the last picture 
in the grouped series, which we have had taken to show how the 
new library is related to Pratt Dormitory, to the old library and 
to the Common, and what terracing arrangement had accom- 
modated it to its site on the slope of the hill. 

We are sorry not to give a view of the Clyde Fitch room in this 
number; but a necessity that arose of removing a large painting 
that hung over the mantel, thus leaving a rough blank space, puts 
the room at present in not the best shape for photographing. 
The room, with its Italian ceiling and its fine old marble mantel, 
not to speak of its other furnishings so eloquent of Clyde Fitch's 
exquisite taste, will be shown in some future number. 

AS a result of a readjustment of editorial duties and the 
addition of Mr. O'Brien to our staflf, a larger number of 
notes appear under the head of "The Classes" in this 
issue than ever before. This is in response to repeated suggestions 
on the part of alumni critics, and it is generally agreed that, with 
most of our readers, this is one of the most interesting and useful 
departments of the Quarterly. 

We take this occasion to recommend a more general perusal of 
these notes — not merely a glance at those classes where news of 
personal friends is most likely to be found. Therein will often 
appear important and interesting biographical data for which 
there is not sufficient space in "The Amherst Illustrious." Fur- 
thermore, letters are coming home from Amherst men at the front 
— things that would be well worth printing in the body of the 
magazine, but which, because of space limitations, are of necessity 
crowded into the smaller type of the news department. 

In this connection the editors desire it to be generally known 
that they are particularly anxious to receive copies of letters or 

9'2 Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 

extracts therefrom, written to friends by Amherst men in service. 
Amherst is doing her bit on the battle line and we at home are 
vitally interested in the boys "Over There." 

THE study of German in our public and secondary schools 
is being made the subject of attack, and in some instances 
is being abolished, on the ground that this study, and the 
textbooks used therewith, have been made the vehicle for pro- 
German propaganda. Whatever may be the wisdom of such ac- 
tion in respect to the lower schools, it is a question whether the 
study of the German language and literature should not be en- 
couraged in our colleges rather than otherwise. It may be as- 
sumed that the American college student is mature enough and 
stanch enough to be proof against such infection as may be 
inherent in the German tongue. 

If we Americans had been more familiar with German thought 
as expressed in the German writings of the past thirty years, we 
would have comprehended more fully that colossal ambition and 
egotism that have plunged the world into war and would more 
readily have grasped the significance of those events which pre- 
ceded it. We might have been better prepared, in short, to meet 
the self-acknowledged bully of mankind. 

And for the future, when the day of reconstruction and read- 
justment comes at last, there will be need for all the knowledge 
we can meanwhile acquire of the German mind. For whatever 
may happen to Kaiserdom, that mind will not be destroyed, 
though it will need a physician. It must be cured of its madness 
if civilization is to be preserved. The task will rest upon the 
educated men of the coming generation, and the more fully they 
comprehend the nature of the disease, the better will they be able 
to apply the cure. 

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Note. — Unless otherwise stated the date of the following notes is December, 1917. 

ABBREVIATIONS USED— M. O. R. C. Medical Officers Reserve Corps; O. R. C. 
Officers Reserve Corps; N. A. National Army; C. A. C. Coast Artillery Corps; U. S. R. 
United States Reserve; U. S. N. R. F. United States Naval Reserve Force; N. G. National 
Guard; F. A. Field Artillery; A. A. F. S. American Ambulance Field Service; R. D. N. R. 
Radio Division Naval Reserve; M. E. R. Medical Enlisted Reserve; O. T. C. Officers Train- 
ing Camp. 

'83. — Last November, John B. 
Walker, Captain, M. O. R. C, was com- 
missioned to equip and direct a thous- 
and bed hospital for France. 

'85. — Edward Breck is a Lieutenant 
Commander in the Navy. 

'86. — Last August William G. Schauf- 
fler was commissioned Lieutenant- 
Colonel, Medical Corps, N. G. A., and 
assigned to the 39th Division Infantry, 
Camp Beauregard as Division Sanitary 
Inspector, where he is now stationed. 

'88. — William B. Noyes is a contract 
surgeon with the rank of 1st Lieutenant. 
Last fall he was stationed in New York 
City examining the personnel of the 
New York National Guard. He is now 
at the Base Hospital, Camp Dix. 

'90. — WiUiam O. Gilbert was com- 
missioned a Major last July and is now 
in the Judge Advocate General's De- 
partment, Washington. 

'91. — Thomas W. Jackson is a Major 
in the M. R. C. At present he is acting 
as an assistant to a Division Surgeon at 
Camp Meade, Md. George A. Morse 
is in command of the U. S. S. Babette, 
Fifth Naval District, Norfolk, Va. He 
writes under date of November 14th: — 

"Never having missed a vote, I secured 
a war ballot from the New York Secre- 
tary of State and pursuant to his direc- 
tions, on Election Day repaired on 
board U. S. S. Nevada, where I was 
welcomed by the Captain and asked to 
take charge of the New York Election 
as he had no one to take care of the 
work. Having lots of fim, training green 
men, and preparing myself to go into 
foreign service in the Spring." 

Jesse S. Reeves is a Captain in the 
Aviation Section. Rev. Dr. John Tim- 
othy Stone is Chaplain with rank of 
Captain in charge of Camp Grant at 
Rockford, III. He spends five days a 
week on duty there. 

'92. — Earl Comstock has a commis- 
sion as Captain in the Q. M. R. C, 
U. S. A. At present he is commanding 
officer of Wagon Co. No. 327 and Pack 
Train No. 327, a total of 112 men. 
George B. Shattuck attended the 2nd 
R. O. T. C. at Plattsburg. Harry B. 
Williams was commissioned a Captain 
in the Quartermasters' Corps, O, R. C. 
in January, 1917, and called into active 
service last May. At present he is 
Assistant to the Depot Quartermaster 
in Boston. 

'93. — George L. Hamilton was com- 
missioned a Major in the Q. M. De- 
partment of the U. S. R. in the fall of 


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1916. He was on duty at Governors 
Island from April to August and then 
ordered to France. He is now serving 
at the headquarters of the General 
Staff of the American Expeditionary 

'94. — Warren D. Brown is Captain in 
the Aviation Section of the Signal Corps, 
U. S. R. Last August Pancoast Kidder 
was called into service as Captain and 
Adjutant of Co. M, 10th New York 
Infantry. In December he was trans- 
ferred to Division Headquarters and 
assigned as Chief Billeting Officer. He 
is now acting assistant Adjutant of the 
27th Division at Camp Wadsworth. 
Luther E. Smith was on November 27th 
made Captain of Artillery at the 
R. O. T. C. Ft. Sheridan. Seven hun- 
dred commissions were issued to the 
Artillery. There were two Majors and 
twenty-two Captains, so this means 
that Captain Smith was among the 
6rst twenty-four out of seven hundred. 

'95. — Emmons Bryant was Assistant 
Quartermaster at Plattsburg with the 
rank of Captain from April to Septem- 
ber, 1917. Since September 1st he has 
been Assistant Camp Quartermaster at 
Camp Upton. He is supply officer for 
the camp. Robert B. Osgood served 
during March, April, May, 1915, with 
the 1st Harvard Unit, of the American 
Ambulance in Paris. In May, 1917, he 
was commissioned a Major and went 
to France as the orthopedic surgeon for 
Base Hospital No. 5. Early this fall he 
was appointed by our Government 
Assistant Director of Military Ortho- 
pedics for the Expeditionary Forces. 
He is a Major in the M. R. C. and is in 
service in Europe. Augustus Post has 
recently returned from France and 
England where he went on a special 
mission for the Aero Club of America. 
Alfred Roelker is Captain of the 305th 

Machine Gim Battalion, and in October 
was at Camp Upton. » 

'96.— Merrill E. Gates, Jr., is at Camp 
Upton, Yaphank, where he is 2nd 
Lieutenant in the Quartermasters' 
Corps, receiving his commission last 
August after three months at Platts- 
burg. Previous to enrolling at Platts- 
burg he was active in the educational 
campaign conducted by the Military 
Training Camps Association, speaking 
in various eastern cities to explain and 
arouse interest in the movement. Ernest 
S. Olmsted is a Captain in command of 
Truck Co. 3, 313th Ammunition Train, 
Camp Dodge, la. Edward F. Perry 
was commissioned a 1st Lieutenant 
M. R. C. in August but has not yet been 
called into active service. He is serving 
as Examiner for a Connecticut Exemp- 
tion Board. 

'97. — George G. Bradley is a 1st 
Lieutenant in the Ordnance Reserve 
Corps, attached to a Division of the 
American Ordnance Base Depot in 
France. His address is 613 G. Street, 
N. W., Washington, D. C. Major 
Kendall Emerson, R. O. M. C, who has 
been at General Hospital No. 22 in 
France with the Harvard Unit for the 
past year, has returned home for a two 
months' leave. Since September, he 
had been at Casualty Clearing Station 
No. 10 near Peperinghe in Belgium in 
the region where very heavy fighting 
has been taking place through the fall. 
Captain Jerome P. Jackson, Engineers, 
U. S. A., is in France. 

'98.— Walter H. Eddy is a Captain in 
the Food Division, Sanitary Corps, 
National Army. He was commissioned 
September 21, 1917, and is permanently 
stationed in the Surgeon General's 
Office, Washington. The work con- 
sists of special details which includes 
food surveys of national army and na- 

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tional guard camps. Up to the present 
time work has been confined to camps 
in this country but is soon to be ex- 
tended to camps abroad. He has had 
personal charge of a detail consisting of 
three first Lieutenants and four enlisted 
men and with this detail has been con- 
tinuously in the field and has made a 
study of food conditions in six of the 
southern camps. Dr. Nellis B. Foster 
is a major in charge of the Medical De- 
partment at Ft. Meade, Md. Frederick 
W. Goddard is a 1st Lieutenant and 
Aide de Camp to Brigadier-General 
W. C. Rafferty who is in command of 
the 54th Brigade of F. A. in the 29th 
Division (Blue & Gray Division). 
Albert Mossman enlisted in Co. D., 
104th Infantry, Conn. N. G. in January, 
1901. He was made a Lieutenant in 
February, 1908, and a Captain in May, 
1909. Last July he was called into the 
Federal Service. He was Captain of 
the 6th Co. Conn. C. A. N. G. and later 
changed to the 35th Co., Long Island 
Sound, Ft. Terry. Henry E. Tobey is a 
member of the 5th Battery, Veteran 
Corps of Artillery, which has recently 
been made a part of the 23rd Regiment, 
New York Guard. 

'99. — Harry A. Bullock is a Captain, 
Q. M. U. S. R. now at Base Hospital 
No. 5, France. Charles I. De Witt is in 
charge of the Supply Division of the 
Ordnance Department. Harrison T. 
Swain, Captain U. S. Marine Corps, Re- 
tired, is now on active duty recruiting in 
Los Angeles. He is in charge of the re- 
cruiting district of Southern California, 
Arizona, and New Mexico. 

'00. — James F. Connor is a Lieuten- 
ant, Senior Grade in the Naval Pay 
Corps in the Bureau of Supplies and 
Accounts of the Navy Department. 
Thomas J. Hammond has been in the 
Massachusetts National Guard since 

1902. He was called out in February, 
1917, and guarded bridges in Williman- 
sett and on the Vermont line until called 
to the Greenfield encampment. From 
there he was ordered to Camp Bartlett, 
Westfield. On September 25, 1917, he 
was entrained with troops for Canada 
to embark for France. He is now in 
France. E. St. John Ward, M.D., has 
been Assistant to Major Alexander 
Lambert, Director of the Military, 
Medical and Surgical Division of the 
Department of Military AfiFairs of the 
Red Cross Commission for France. He 
returned to this country just before 
Christmas on a brief furlough. 

'01. — William S. Hatch is a Captain, 
and in November was stationed at 
Camp Gordon. Major Harry V. D. 
Moore is adjutant of the 57th Infantry 
Brigade, 29th Division N. G. and sta- 
tioned at Camp McCIellan. 

'02. — Charles W. Anderson, Jr., sailed 
for France last May. He served for six 
months with the French Army as an 
Ambulance driver in the A. A. F. S., 
attached to Section 28, returning to this 
country in November. 

'03. — Gouvernour H. Boyer is a 1st 
Lieutenant M. O. R. C. He was as- 
signed by the Federal Government to 
the British Service, and after a month 
in Eastbourne, England, was assigned 
to duty in France in the field with the 
British Expeditionary Force. He is now 
in charge of a Receiving Hospital. 
Chester E. Burg was appointed 2nd 
Lieutenant Q. M. C. at the 1st R. O. 
T. C. Ft. Riley. Stanley King has been 
chairman of the Saddlery Adjustment 
Commission at Washington, which has 
to do with the ordering and allotting of 
harnesses, etc. He is now Assistant to 
the Secretary of War. Paul S. Phalen 
is a 2nd Lieutenant, F. A. U. S. N. A, 


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Foster W. Stearns received his commis- 
sion as 1st Lieutenant at the 2nd Platts- 
burg Camp. 

'04. — The following are extracts from 
a letter from Dr. Heman B. Chase, 
written in London on December 6th: 
"After nearly four months in France I 
am now here in London having an 
American uniform made, as I have been 
made a first lieutenant in the Medical 
Ofiicers Reserve Corps, U. S. A. As 
soon as I get my outfit I expect to be 
sent for a time to Southampton. About 
4.30 this morning Boche planes came 
over. The anti-air-gun barrage awoke 
me and continued for quite a period. 
As far as I can learn only incendiary 
bombs were dropped. They say the 
planes were near here. . . . On 
August 5th I landed in France and on 
the 6th arrived at our camp at the 
center of several hospitals and a 
machine-gun encampment. Our mess 
was composed of Americans. When I 
arrived Kendall Emerson '97 was in 
charge of the surgical service. Next 
door to us was the Boston LTnit, of 
which Bullock '99 was quartermaster 
and Morton '07 a member. Later 
Jimmie Worcester '06 joined them. So 
I got into some Amherst atmosphere. 
Two numbers of the Graduates' 
Quarterly reached us, one with the 
picture of Emmie, Nungie, and Tip. 
There was other than an Amherst at- 
mosphere, however. A Boche came 
over one morning to take photos, 
returning that night to drop bombs 
with deadly effect on the Boston Unit. 
My tent was about fifty yards from 
that of Fitzsimmons, who was blown to 
bits. While standing out in front, try- 
ing to see the Boche, I missed a piece 
of shrapnel which passed through the 
center of my tent. Not one of our own 
men was injured, however. Fritz came 
over several other days but never 
bombed us again, though we had 
numerous nightly warnings. Our hospi- 
tal was a big one and we received many 
wounded, anywhere from thirty-six 
hours on after their wounds were re- 
ceived. The Tommies and the Terri- 
torials are a fine lot; they will never 
give in to Fritz." 

'05. — Dr. Ralph H. Hewitt is now in 

France as Captain in the M. R. C. 
Captain Vancleve Holmes is at Camp 
Sherman, in the 7th Training Battalion. 

'OG. — Robert C. Powell applied for a 
commission in the Infantry O. R. C. 
the latter part of November, 1916. He 
was examined at Governor's Island in 
December and in April he was commis- 
sioned a Captain U. S. R. (Infantry) 
and ordered to active duty at Ft. Myer. 
He took a course at the O. T. C. Ft. 
Myer, and in August was ordered to 
Camp Lee, Va., and assigned to the 
318th Inf. N. A. He was subsequently 
assigned to command Co. "I," 3rd 
Battalion, 318th Infantry. Vernon 
Priddy received a commission as 1st 
Lieutenant Inf. U. S. R. at the 2nd 
R. O. T. C. Plattsburg. James N. 
Worcester was commissioned a 1st 
Lieutenant in the M. O. R. C. in the 
spring of 1917 and since last summer has 
been assigned to the Royal British 
Medical Corps in France. 

"07. — Frank A. Deroin attended the 
2nd R. O. T. C. Plattsburg. R. Jewett 
Jones is a 1st Lieutenant Co. 3, 110th 
Ammunition Train stationed at Camp 
Doniphan, Ft. Sill, Okla. Wilkins Jones 
is a Captain of Inf. at Camp Fimston. 
Walter F. Pond attended the 2nd 
R. O. T. C. Plattsburg and was com- 
missioned a 1st Lieutenant in the En- 
gineering Corps. Just before he sailed 
for France last December he was com- 
missioned Captain of Co. B, 30th En- 
gineers which is better known as the 
"Gas and Flame Battalion." Robert 
H. Scott is Assistant Surgeon in the 
U. S. N. R. F. 

'08. — Philip H. Burt is a Sergeant in 
the Quartermasters Corps. Daniel B. 
Jones attended the 2nd R. O. T. C. 
Plattsburg. Hildeburn Jones attended 
the 2nd R. O. T. C. at Ft. Benjamin 

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Harrison and was commissioned a 1st 
Lieutenant O. R. C. He is now sta- 
tioned at Camp Sherman. Robert H 
Kennedy is a 1st Lieutenant M. O. R. C. 
and in December was in General Hospi- 
tal No. 2, France. He sailed for France 
May 15th, and since then has been in 
active service, part of the time at the 
front and part at the Base Hospital. 
Ralph L. Loomis is completing his train- 
ing in Aviation in France. Arthur P. 
Paine is a 1st Lieutenant in the Ord- 
nance Department and is at the Sandy 
Hook Proving Ground doing experi- 
mental work, testing devices submitted 
to the government for army use. M. 
Hayward Post, Jr., is stationed at 
Macon, Ga., with the Regular Army. 
Kenneth B. Shute is a 2nd Lieutenant, 
Battery E., 303rd F. A., Camp Devens. 
James T. Sleeper is a 2nd Lieutenant in 
the Quartermasters Department and is 
stationed at Camp Johnston, Jackson- 
ville, Fla. 

'09. — Edward L. Chapin is a 1st 
Lieutenant in the Signal R. C. and is in 
Co. C, 302nd Field Signal Battalion, 
Camp f pton, N. Y. Robert C. Chapin 
enlisted in March in the Naval Militia 
and since June has been on the U. S. S. 
Payither in foreign waters. This is the 
mother ship for the destroyer fleet. 
George Dowd was at Plattsburg and 
received a commission as 2nd Lieuten- 
ant in the Field Artillery. He is now 
stationed at Camp Devens, in the 
301st F. A. Last November Elliott O. 
Foster received a commission as 1st 
Lieutenant in the Sanitary Corps and 
was ordered to report to the Medical 
Supply Depot, New York City. He is 
now stationed at the Overseas Casual 
Camp, Ft. Jay, Governors Island. He 
is in a Financial and Accounting Unit 
designed to handle business in France 
for the Medical Department. Gordon 

R. Hall is at Ft. Sheridan. William E. 
Hill is a 1st Lieutenant Inf. N. A. C. 
Clothier Jones is president of the Avia- 
tion Examining Board and Accountable 
Officer in charge of the Signal Corps, 
Aviation School, Essington. Albert F. 
Pierce, Jr., enlisted as a private in the 
New York Hospital Unit in August, 
1917. He was promoted to a sergeant 
in September, while en route to France. 
He was again promoted in November 
and is in charge of the Surgical Depart- 
ment of Base Hospital No. 9, American 
Expeditionary Forces, France. William 

A. Vollmer joined the 2nd Provisional 
Training Regiment, Plattsburg and in 
August was commissioned a 2nd Lieu- 
tenant, F. A. O. R. C. He reported at 
Camp Upton and was assigned to the 
306th F. A., Battery A. where he is now 
stationed. William H. Wright is a 2nd 
Lieutenant, Inf. in France. 

'10. — Lindsay C. Amos was commis- 
sioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the Field 
Artillery at the 2nd Plattsburg Camp 
and in December reported at Camp Dix. 
Joseph B. Bisbee, Jr., was commissioned 
a Captain at the 2nd Plattsburg Camp 
and is stationed in the 316th Infantry, 
at Camp Meade. Pierre Drewsen won 
his commission as Captain of Infantry 
at the 2nd Ft. Myer Training Camp. 
He served with the 7th Regiment as a 
Corporal on the Mexican border and has 
won several silver cups and medals as 
an expert rifle shot. Captain Drewsen's 
grandfather fought against Germany 
with the Swedish Army in 1846. Graham 

B. Jacobus has been made a Lieutenant 
and is attached to the 341st Inf. Camp 
Grant. Sterling W. Pratt is a 2nd 
Lieutenant in the Quartermaster's De- 
partment and is now stationed at Camp 
Johnston. Bertram C. Schellenberg is 
in the Flying Cadet Aviation Corps. 
Eustace Seligman is a private in the 


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1st Co., 152nd Depot Brigade, Camp 
Upton. Charles W. Turner, Jr., is a 
2nd Lieutenant, Inf. O. R. C. John B. 
Warner, who has been in active service 
in the United States Army for the past 
18 months, 5 months of which period 
was spent on the Texas border, is now 
1st Lieutenant of Inf. in France. Harold 
E. Woodward is a Major Inf. O. R. C. 

'11. — Richard P. Abele is a Captain, 
Q. M. O. R. C. stationed at Camp 
Sherman. William Bailey attended the 
2nd Plattsburg Camp. George Win- 
throp Brainerd is a private in U. S. A. 
Base Hospital No. 9. This unit was 
organized by the New York Hospital 
and sailed for France August 7, 1917. 
William F. Corry sailed for France in 
June, 1917, as a member of the A.A.F.S. 
He has signed for the duration of the 
War. Gordon T. Fish received a com- 
mission as 2nd Lieutenant at the 1st 
Plattsburg Camp. From August to 
December he was in the 301st Inf. Camp 
Devens. At present he is serving in the 
1st N. H. Inf., Camp Greene. Paul C. 
Jacobs is in training as a Radio Operator 
in the 1st Regiment, Co. H, Barracks 
27, South, Camp Dewey. Thomas Leo 
Kane passed his examinations in June 
for Assistant Paymaster in the Navy. 
He enrolled August 2nd with the rank 
of Ensign. He is stationed in the 
Bureau of Supplies and Accounts in 
Washington. John H. Keyes is with the 
20th Regiment Engineers (Forest) N. A.; 
and is probably in France. Hubert H. 
Loomis is serving as a private in Battery 
A. U. S. A., and is now in France. 
Arthur D. Patterson was commissioned 
a 1st Lieutenant Inf. O. R. C. in Janu- 
ary, 1917, and was on active duty from 
May to August at Ft. Benjamin Harri- 
son at the 1st Training Camp. Last 
August he was commissioned a Major 
of Infantry, O. R. C, and assigned to 

the 330th Infantry, 93rd Division, 
N. A., Camp Sherman, where he is now 
stationed. Eugene R. Pennock is in 
the U. S. N. R. F., Aviation Section. 
At present he is on inactive duty await- 
ing orders to report to the Ground 
School for Flying at M. I. T. Charles 
B. Rugg is at the U. S. Naval School for 
Ensigns at Harvard. Richard B. Scand- 
rett was accepted in the Aviation Sec- 
tion of the Signal Corps and is now 
awaiting orders at the Aviation Camp 
for officers. Ft. Omaha. Waldo Shum- 
way is 1st Lieutenant Co. M, 103rd In- 
fantry and is now in France. Donald 
P. Smith was from March to December, 
1917, Assistant Paymaster, U.S.N.R.F. 
on duty at the U. S. Naval Station Key 
West, Fla. He is now stationed on the 
U. S. S. Martha Washington, as Assistant 

'12. — William C. Atwater, Jr., is 
Chief Yoeman of the U. S. N. R. F. and 
is stationed at the N. Y. Navy Yard. 
Wilbur F. Burt is in Co. B, 11th En- 
gineers in France, and has been in an 
advanced Sector during the recent 
engagements in which the Engineers 
participated. With him is C. C. Bene- 
dict, 1913. Harold W. Crandall is a 
1st Lieutenant Inf. O. R. C. H. Gordon 
de Chasseaud joined the 2nd Plattsburg 
Camp August, 1917, received a commis- 
sion as Lieutenant in the Aviation Sec- 
tion, S. C. R. and reported to Camp 
Kelly, San Antonio, for duty in Decem- 
ber. He was in charge of the Belgian 
Relief in Belgium for over a year. Allan 
W. Cook, after training at Ft. Sheridan, 
received a commission as 2nd Lieuten- 
ant. In September he was sent to Ft. 
Sam Houston with the 19th U. S. Inf. 
At present he is guarding oil wells at 
Goose Creek. Harry F. Dann, in No- 
vember, was Sergeant in the Head- 
quarter's Company of the 119th In- 

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fantry at Greenville, S. C, Camp Sevier. 
Claude Hubbard is in the 14th Co. 
4th Battalion, Depot Brigade, Camp 
Devens. Lloyd Jones joined the 1st 
Hospital Corps of Cincinnati, Ohio, in 
October, 1916. He was at Camp Willis 
as Hospital interne and detailed to 
Camp Perry with the sick when the 
command went to Mexico. In 1917 he 
was at Ft. Benjamin Harrison and from 
there went to Camp Sheridan as 1st 
Sergeant of the 3rd Field Ambulance 
Co. of Cincinnati. In November he 
was furloughed to complete his medical 
course at the University of Cincinnati, 
and when he obtains his degree in June, 
1918, will be in the M. R. C. William 
S. Lahey received a commission as 
Lieutenant after training at Madison 
Barracks. He was assigned to the 311th 
Infantry, Camp Dix, where he is now 
stationed. 1st Lieutenant John H. 
Madden has been appointed Judge 
Advocate of the 302nd Massachusetts 
Infantry and at present is located at 
Camp Devens. L. J. Moller is in the 
Naval Reserve on Coast Patrol Duty. 
George H. Nichols is a 1st Lieutenant 
Inf. O. R. C. DeWitt H. Parsons en- 
listed September 12, 1914, in the Head- 
quarter's Company, 1st Regiment, 
N. Y. Infantry. He was Battalion 
Sergeant Major June 18, 1916, and 
honorably discharged May 20, 1917. 
He then enlisted in the O. T. C. Madi- 
son Barracks, N. Y., and was assigned 
to Co. 1. He was discharged August 
15, 1917, and commissioned a Captain, 
O. R. C. He reported for duty at Camp 
Dix, N. J., August 29, 1917, was as- 
signed to Co. " C," 309th Infantry and 
is in command of that company at pres- 
ent. Alfred B. Peacock is an Assistant 
Paymaster, U. S. N. R. F., with the 
rank of Ensign. Charles Kingman 
Perkins is in France training in Military 
Aviation. William Siegrist, Jr., went 

to Camp Upton in September, 1917. 
In November he was made a Sergeant 
of Co. B, 305th Infantry. Edward B. 
Vollmer is in the Navy Unit Base Hospi- 
tal No. 1 in France. Sargent Wellman 
was at the second R. O. T. C. at Platts- 
burg, and received a commission as 1st 

'13. — Geoffrey Atkinson left New 
York in May, 1917, with the Columbia 
Presbyterian Hospital Unit. He served 
in France as Corporal and Sergeant until 
October when he was sent to England 
to serve in the American Red Cross 
Military Hospital No. 4 at Liverpool. 
Harold M. Bixby has joined the Balloon 
Corps but has not yet been called into 
active service. According to last reports 
received from Louis G. Caldwell, he 
may take out an ambulance section in 
the Alps this winter. Letters for him 
should be addressed care of Morgan, 
Harjes & Co., 31 Boulevard Haussman, 
Paris. Walter W. Coyle is a lieutenant 
in the Cadet Flying Corps. Benjamin 
W. Estabrook attended the 1st Platts- 
burg Camp and in August was commis- 
sioned a 2d Lieutenant and ordered to 
Camp Devens. Later he was sent to 
Camp Bordon near Toronto for instruc- 
tion in Atrial Machine Gun Work, and 
then to Ft. Sill, Okla. He is now chief 
instructor at the Wilbur Wright Field, 
Fairfield, Ohio. In May, 1917, Henry 
S. Loomis entered the O. T. C. at Madi- 
son Barracks. He was selected for 
service in Aviation and sent to the 
Training School at Ithaca, N. Y., for 
ground work in Aviation. In September 
he was ordered to France to complete 
his training there. Second Lieutenant 
Arthur J. Mealand, Jr., is with the 322d 
F. A. at Camp Sherman. Edward S. 
Morse enlisted in the U. S. N. R. F. in 
April, 1917, and was appointed Cox- 
swain on the U. S. S. Vedette, a subma- 


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rine patrol. He is now in active service. 
Last August Hammond Pride was com- 
missioned a 2d Lieutenant Inf. He was 
assigned to the 111th Inf. and is now 
stationed at Camp Hancock. George 
Scatchard is a 1st Lieutenant in the 
Sanitary Corps, V. S. N. A. Last De- 
cember Nelson Stone was commissioned 
a 2d Lieutenant after finishing his 
course at the R. O. T. C, Ft. Niagara. 
He is now stationed at Camp Merritt. 
James A. Tilden, Jr., has enlisted in the 
U. S. N. R. F. and is at Newport. 
Douglas Urquhart is a Corporal in Co. 
D, 104th Inf. and is now in France. 
Wallace Leonard was at the 2d R. O. T. 
C, Plattsburg. Charles H. Wadhams 
joined Troop H, 1st New York Cavalry 
in December, 1915. He was ordered to 
Texas in June, 1916, and mustered out 
in March, 1917. He was called out 
again in July, 1917, and transferred to 
Co. A, 106th Machine Gun Battalion, 
Camp Wadsworth. Hunt Warner was 
at Plattsburg and received a commission 
as 2d Lieutenant O. R. C. He was or- 
dered to Camp Mills and assigned to 
Co. M, 165th Infantry 42d Division. 
He sailed for France in October. Since 
the latter part of November he nas been 
attending a British school for officers 
and non-coms. 

'14. — Frank A. Bernero received a 
commission as 1st Lieutenant Inf. U. S. 
R. and reported for duty at Camp Dix. 
Frank C. Brough was accepted in De- 
cember, 1917, for the Marine Corps. 
He was placed in charge of a company 
of rookies and reached Paris Island, 
S. C, December 14th. After passing 
the final examination there, he is now 
a Private in Co. 67, Marine Barracks, 
Paris Island, S. C. Donald H. Brown 
joined Battery B of the 1st Minnesota 
Field Artillery in January, 1916. When 
the orders came for mobilizing in June, 

1916, he was quartered at Ft. Snelling 
where he remained drilling and training 
until September when he was sent with 
his regiment to Llano Grande, Texas. 
He was promoted to Corporal and then 
discharged on his return in March. He 
again enlisted and was a member of the 
1st R. O. T. C. at Ft. Snelling, where 
he received a commission as 2d Lieu- 
tenant. He reported to the 17th Field 
Artillery, U. S. A. at Camp Robinson 
in August and was there until he sailed 
for France some time in December. 
Dwight N. Clark is an officer of trans- 
portation and is at Camp Devens. 
Robert N. Cowham is in the Aviation 
Corps. Ralph M. Darrin entered the 
2d Plattsburg R. O. T. C. last August 
and was commissioned a 1st Lieutenant 
in November. He is now specializing 
at the Springfield Armory in the opera- 
tion of all kinds of Machine Guns. 
Frank C. Finch is a Lieutenant in the 
U. S. Infantry. Cecil J. Hall was at the 
2d Plattsburg Camp. Maynard H. 
Hall enlisted last June and was ordered 
to Ft. Slocum. He has since been at 
Camp Robinson, Ft. Benjamin Harri- 
son, and at Camp Greene where he is 
now stationed. He is a Private in Bat- 
tery D, 16th F. A. He has made appli- 
cation for the 3rd R. O. T. C. Paul W. 
Hardy is a Cadet at Love Flying Field, 
Dallas, Texas. Austin H. Hersh is di- 
recting the 2d New Jersey Band at 
Camp McClellan, Anniston, Ala. Louis 
Huthsteiner is Lieutenant in the 307th 
Infantry and is stationed at Camp L^p- 
ton. Harold E. Jewett is a Lieutenant 
F. A., 48th Co. 12th Brigade, Camp Lee. 
Herbert B. Johnson is Corporal in the U. 
S. A. Signal Corps Reserves (radio), 308th 
Field Battery, Camp Sherman. Rich- 
ard M. Kimball was at Plattsburg in 
May and at Fortress Munroe during 
June, July and August. He was made 
a Provisional 2nd Lieutenant and sta- 

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tioned at Ft. Warren, 31st Co. Boston, 
C. A. C. He is now a regular 2nd Lieu- 
tenant and is stationed at Ft. Andrew. 
Lieutenant Colin Livingstone's address 
is 348th F. A., Camp Lewis, American 
Lake, Wash. Walter H. McGay gradu- 
ated from the 2nd R. O. T. C. at Ft. 
Sheridan with the rank of 1st Lieutenant 
F. A. and was ordered to report for 
service abroad. He is now in France. 
Charles Mills was at the 2nd R. O. T. C. 
at Ft. Myer. Charles P. Rugg received 
a commission as 1st Lieutenant Inf., 
U. S. R. at the 2nd Plattsbiu-g Camp. 
He is now awaiting his assignment. 
Marlor B. Seymour received a commis- 
sion as 2nd Lieutenant Quartermasters' 
Corps at Plattsburg in August, 1917. 
He was stationed at Camp Devens from 
September to December and then trans- 
ferred to Camp Johnston, Fla. Lowell 
Shumway is 2nd Lieutenant 308th Inf., 
stationed at Camp LTpton. Walton K. 
Smith was in the A. A. F. S. in France. 
Fred W. Stafford is a 2nd Lieutenant in 
the Infantry and is stationed at Camp 
Dix. John J. Tierney is a Corporal in 
the Ordnance Department and is now 
in France. R. S. Van Ingen is a Sergeant 
in the Quartermaster's Corps stationed 
at Camp Meade. George E. Washburn 
was at two- thirds of the 1st Plattsburg 
Training Camp until dismissed owing 
to supposed physical disability. He 
received a 1st Lieutenancy in the F. A. 
at the 2nd Plattsburg Camp and is now 
in the 301st F. A. Camp Devens. George 
H. Wiltsie Jr. has enlisted in the 
Quartermaster's Department. He was 
assigned temporarily to Ft. Slocum, 
N. Y. 

'15. — Walter R. Agard enlisted Sep- 
tember 18th as a member of the 18th 
Co. 5th Battalion Depot Brigade, 76th 
Division N. A. On October 1st he was 
attached to Headquarter's Troop, 7Glh 

Division, Camp Devens. John J. At- 
water enlisted in the A. A. F. S. and 
sailed for France, April 28, 1917. He 
was made a 1st Sergeant in June and 
a 1st Lieutenant in August. He was 
one of the first hundred men in an 
American fighting force in France and 
was Sergeant of the company that raised 
the first American flag not connected 
with the flags of other countries. He 
returned to America last November, 
enlisted in the LT. S. Navy, and is now 
stationed at Newport, R. I. In 1916 
Ralph B. Babcock was with Troop H, 
1st N. Y. Cavalry. He attended the 
U. S. Ground Aviation School in Ithaca 
and sailed for France in October, 1917, 
to attend the Flying School. He is at 
present in France in the Aviation Sec- 
tion, S. E. R. C. Richard Bacon re- 
ceived a commission as Prov. 2nd Lieu- 
tenant F. A. and has been ordered to 
France. Richard S. Banfield is a Lieu- 
tenant in Co. F, 351st Inf., Camp 
Dodge. Max A. Bengs was at the 2nd 
R. O. T. C. at Plattsbiu-g. Hampton 
Bonner is in the 46th Co. U. S. Marine 
Corps at Portsmouth, Va. Francis J, 
Burke enlisted last June in the U. S. 
A. A. S., Section 12, Battalion 24. 
Since October he has been attached to 
a division of the French Army in service 
on the Aisne front. Warren A. Breck- 
enridge is a 2nd Lieutenant in the F. A. 
at Camp Logan. J. Gerald Cole was at 
Ft. Wright, Fishers Island in October 
working with a company of regulars on 
a twelve-inch mortar battery. He has 
acted as major in the drilling of a bat- 
talion of the regular army. James W. 
Craig served at the front in the A. A. F. 
S. from July to September, 1917. From 
September to October he was at the 
Officer's School (Automobile Service) at 
Meaux, and is now awaiting a U. S. 
Commission as Lieutenant Q. M. C, 
Motor Supply Division attached to the 

102 Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 

French Army. Chester S. Day joined 
the third Canadian General Hospital 
C. A. M. C. in April, 1915. He served 
in this Corps in France from November, 
1915, to August, 1916. He was with the 
Canadian Reserve Artillery, Shorncliffe, 
England, as Lieutenant up to July, 1917, 
and then with the Royal Naval Air 
Service as Probationary Flight Officer 
up to October, 1917, when he was hon- 
orably discharged from that branch of 
the service. Everett W. Fuller is a 1st 
Lieutenant Sanitary Corps, National 
Army, assigned to the Gas Defense 
Service. Arthur P. Goodwin enlisted 
in August, 1917, and is now a Sergeant 
in the 117th A6ro Squadron, Aviation 
Section, Signal Corps. Gordon R. Hall 
is in France in the Overseas Section No. 
1 of the Gas Defense Service. George 
C. Harding is a 2nd Lieutenant Inf., 
O. R. C. George H. Hubner received 
a commission as 1st Lieutenant in the 
Infantry at the 2nd Plattsbiu-g Camp 
and is now stationed at Camp Dix. 
Henry M. Kimball is a Government 
inspector in the Navy Department and 
is located at The Morse Dry Dock & 
Repair Co. Newton M. Kimball re- 
ceived a commission as 2nd Lieutenant 
F. A. at the 1st Plattsburg Camp and 
was at once sent to France for further 
training. Henry S. Kingman, who has 
been driving an ambulance on the 
French front since May, in November 
volunteered for the Emergency Section, 
Italian Ambulance, and is on the Italian 
front. Joseph N. Lincoln is a Corporal 
in the 317th Field Signal Battalion, Co. 
B, Camp Devens. Samuel Loomis is an 
assistant Electrical Engineer with the 
rank of Sergeant. He is stationed at 
Nahant. Robert R. McGowan was 
commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant at the 
1st Training Camp, Ft. Benjamin Har- 
rison last August and was assigned to 
the 332nd Infantry, Camp Sherman 

where he is now stationed. Maurice L. 
McNair is a Lieutenant in Supply Co. 
104, U. S. Inf., 26th Division, 52nd Bri- 
gade, American Expeditionary Forces. 
Conrad Shumway is Sergeant, Machine 
Gun Co., 306th Infantry, stationed at 
Camp Upton. He has been chosen for 
the R. O. T. C. at Yaphank. James N. 
Smith joined the Navy at the outbreak 
of the war and is now a Chief Petty 
Officer and Chief of the Executive Staff 
in a patrol division of nine or ten boats 
based somewhere on the New England 
coast. William G. Thayer, Jr., is a 2nd 
Lieutenant Infantry, 10th Co., 3rd Bat- 
talion, Depot Brigade, Camp Devens. 
George D. Whitmore, M. O. T. C, is at 
Camp Greenleaf, Ft. Oglethorpe. 

'16. — Charles B. Ames is an Ensign 
in the Naval Reserve Flying Corps and 
has been transferred from Pensacola, 
Fla., to San Diego, Cal., as an instructor 
in flying. William G. Avirett enlisted 
last May as Quartermaster, U. S. N. R. 
F. He was assigned to active duty on 
the U. S. S. Halcyon in attendance on 
the U. S. S. L-8 reporting at Ports- 
mouth, N. H. In September, after a 
competitive examination, he was pro- 
moted to Assistant Paymaster with 
rank of Ensign. He reported for in- 
struction at the United States Pay 
Officers School, Brookland, D. C, and 
in November was detached and ordered 
to report for duty in Priorities Section, 
Purchase Division, Bureau of Supplies 
& Accounts, Washington, where he is 
now stationed. William A. Bowers is 
in the Ordnance Corps at the Arsenal, 
Augusta, Ga. Writing from Camp 
Lewis, American Lake, Wash., where he is 
attached to Battery B, 347th Field Artil- 
lery, Lieutenant Lewis W. Douglas says : 

"I spent three months at the 
training camp at the Presidio and was 
fortunate enough to receive a commis- 
sion as Lieutenant in the Field Artillery. 

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There were a number of Amherst men 
at the same camp with me and most of 
them were also successful. Holbrook 
Bonney, Class of 1908, and Kenneth 
Reed, 1915, both received commissions; 
the former, who had served as Lieuten- 
ant in the Royal Artillery and who, for 
two years, had seen active service on the 
French front, served in the same train- 
ing battery with me and is now a Bat- 
tery Commander in the regiment to 
which I have been assigned; the latter 
received a commission in the Cavalry, 
but as the Cavalry is an obsolete arm 
in the present war, he has been as- 
signed to a Machine Gun Battalion, 
We, Bonney, Reed and myself, have 
been here at American Lake since the 
29th of August. I don't know how 
much longer we will remain here. The 
draft army began to report about the 
6th of September and are still reporting. 
It is most remarkable to see the way in 
which they have taken hold." 

William Gates, Jr.'s address is Battery 
E, 151st F. A., American Expeditionary 
Force, via New York. Herbert C. John- 
son is in the U. S. R. M. C, stationed at 
Ft. Slocum. Edwin H. Lutkins is at Base 
Hospital No. 15, France. Alan D. 
Marks has enlisted in the Aviation Sec- 
tion, U. S. A., S. R. C. and is training 
for a commission as a flyer. Douglas 
D. Milne entered the R. O. T. C. at Ft. 
Riley in May, 1917, and was commis- 
sioned a 2nd Lieutenant Inf. O. R. C. in 
August. He was assigned to the 20th 
Co., 164th Depot Brigade, Camp Fun- 
ston, and in November transferred to 
the 355th Infantry Co. K Camp Fun- 
ston, where he is now stationed. Francis 
R. Otte is a 2nd Lieutenant in the 167th 
Infantry, Headquarters Co., now in 
France. C. Baldwin Peck received a 
commission as 1st Lieutenant in the 
Infantry at the 2nd Plattsburg Camp 
and is now stationed at Camp Dix. 
Humphrey F. Redfield is an Assistant 
Paymaster, U. S. N. R. F., with the 
rank of Ensign. Homans Robinson is 
a 2nd Lieutenant, 303rd Infantry and 

is stationed at Camp Devens. Edmund 
Sawyer is a Private in the 14th Co., 4th 
Brigade, Camp Devens. Winthrop H. 
Smith's address is Headquarters Co., 
4th U. S. F. A., Camp Shelby. Charles 
F. Weedon received a commission as 
2nd Lieutenant in the Artillery at the 
2nd Plattsburg Camp and is now sta- 
tioned at Camp Dix. Arthur B. White 
is a Private in Battery F, 307th F. A., 
stationed at Camp Dix. Lawrence H. 
Young was commissioned a Lieutenant 
Q. M. C. at the 1st R. O. T. C. Ft. 
Sheridan last August, and is now sta- 
tioned at Camp Johnston. 

'17. — T. F. Appleby has joined the 
Marine Corps. Bernard L. Baer is a 
2nd Class seaman in the U. S. N. R. F. 
and is now at New London. Myers E. 
Baker has been transferred from the 
U. S. N. R. F. to the Aviation Corps, 
and is now training at the M. I. T. 
Earle F. Blair is in the Medical Depart- 
ment of the U. S. A. and is stationed at 
Camp Upton. Ralph B. Bristol is an 
Assistant Paymaster with the rank of 
Ensign, stationed on the U. S. S. Orleans. 
Kenneth deForest Carpenter enlisted 
June 5, 1917, in the U. S. N. R. F. as 
1st class seaman. He was detailed at 
the recruiting oflBce for three months. 
In October he took a competitive ex- 
amination and was one of seventy-five 
out of three hundred who were ap- 
pointed ensigns. He was Recruiting 
Officer at Newport, 2nd District and 
was transferred to the Battleship Mass- 
achusetts and later to the U. S. S. 
Aloha, Rear Admiral Winslow, com- 
manding. John D. Clark, formerly of 
U. S. A. Hospital No. 15, took the ex- 
aminations for Artillery O. R. C. in 
Paris and received a commission as 2nd 
Lieutenant. He is now at the Artillery 
Training Camp. Craig P. Cochrane 
was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant In- 


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fantry Section, O. R. C, Plattsburg 
Camp, May 16, 1917. On October 25th 
he was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant of 
Inf., U. S. A., and assigned to the 30th 
Regiment and ordered to Camp Greene. 
In November he was honored by being 
the ofBcer of his company detailed to 
receive instruction in the use of the 
French Automatic Rifle from an officer 
of the French Army. R. E. DeCastro 
is at the Aviation Ground School at 
Ithaca, N. Y. Francis M. Dent en- 
tered the R. O. T. C. at Ft. Myer last 
May and was transferred to the R. O. 
T. C. at Ft. Des Moines in June. In 
October he received his commission as 
1st Lieutenant and was assigned to the 
368th Infantry, Camp Meade, where he 
is now stationed. Benjamin S. D'Ooge 
is in the Quartermaster's Department 
and is at Camp Dodge in the 313th 
Supply Train. E. Page Downer is in 
the A. A. F. S. in France. Mortimer 
Eisner is a Chief Petty Officer in the 
U. S. N. R. F. Karl M. Elish was com- 
missioned a 2nd Lieutenant at Platts- 
burg and assigned to the 76th Division 
at Camp Devens. Two days after re- 
porting at Ayer he was ordered to the 
103rd Infantry, Camp Bartlett. In 
September he sailed for France. Walter 
P. Fraker enlisted in the U. S. N. R. F. 
in June, 1917. He went to the Great 
Lakes Training Station and is now a 
Petty Officer on the U. S. S. Gopher. 
Charles C. Gard has been commissioned 
as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Field Artil- 
lery at the R. O. T. C, Ft. Benjamin 
Harrison. Sheldon B. Goodrich re- 
ceived a commission as 1st Lieutenant 
at the 2nd Plattsburg Camp and was 
ordered to report at Cshnp Dix. He was 
assigned to the 153rd Depot Brigade. 
James A. Hawkins reported for duty 
June 1st at Boston and was stationed 
at Ft. Strong. He volunteered and was 
accepted as Chemist and sailed for 

France in July with the Massachusetts 
General Hospital L'nit. He is now 
Sergeant of the Guard and expects later 
to be in the research laboratory. He is 
studying under Major Cabot of Boston. 
J. W. Heaslip is orderly to General Phil- 
lips and is stationed at Camp Wads- 
worth. Samuel A. Howard, Jr., is in 
the Vermont Division of the Quarter- 
masters' Corps. Walter Hendricks en- 
rolled as a Flying Cadet in the School 
of Military Aeronautics, Champaign, 
111. Theodore Ivimey attended the 1st 
Plattsburg Camp and was commissioned 
a 2nd Lieutenant F. A. O. R. C. in 
August, 1917. In September he re- 
ported to Camp LTpton and was assigned 
to the 306th F. A., Battery F. where 
he is now stationed. Paul A. Jenkins 
is a Sergeant-Major in the 108th En- 
gineers, Camp Logan. Bradford Kim- 
ball is a Radio-Electrician, 3rd Class. 
Norman Lemcke enlisted, last spring 
on the U. S. S. Wasp as a 2nd class sea- 
man. On the first of August he was 
rated a 1st class seaman and was placed 
on the bridge as an acting quartermas- 
ter. During November he took his 
examinations for Ensign and was com- 
missioned in December. At present he 
is stationed at the Pelham Bay Training 
Station, where he is awaiting orders. 
C. B. Lewis has enlisted in the Ordnance 
Department. William F. Loomis has 
completed his training in Aviation and 
is now at the front in service as an 
aviator. Carroll B. Low received his 
commission as a 2nd Lieutenant at 
Plattsburg in August, 1917. He was 
sent to the French Field Artillery 
School at Fontainebleau, France, from 
which he graduated in November. He 
is now at the French Field Artillery 
Headquarters. Charles B. McGowan 
enlisted in the Naval Reserves, Coast " 
Patrol in New York last April. He 
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Bensonhurst, L. I., and in September 
received a commission as Ensign. He 
is now stationed on the U. S. S. Skubrick 
in American waters. Edward J. Ma- 
loney, after training at Madison Bar- 
racks, received a commission as 2nd 
Lieutenant, IT. S. A. He was assigned 
to the 50th Infantry. Eric H. Marks 
is a Yeoman, 3rd Class U. S. N. R. F. 
on the patrol boat Columet. Edward S. 
Marples is a 2nd Lieutenant in the 341st 
Infantry at Camp Grant. Donald E. 
Marshall is in the Military Police, Co. 
No. 1, Camp Devens. Alfred DeW. 
Mason, Jr., was attached to the 308th 
Infantry and afterward transferred to 
the 117th Train Headquarters and Mili- 
tary Police, 42nd Division. He was on 
sick leave until December 22nd when 
he was again transferred to the 302nd 
Train Headquarters & Military Police, 
77th Division at Camp Upton with the 
rank of 2nd Lieutenant. Keith L. 
Maurer is a 2nd Class mechanics' mate 
in the U. S. N. R. F. Herbert H. 
Melcher is taking a six weeks' course at 
the Quartermaster's School at Columbia. 
Francis L. Moginot enlisted November 
30th in the 13th Co., C. A. C, Ft. 
Andrews. Robert F. Moore has joined 
the Bellevue Hospital Unit in New York, 
David W. Morrow is a 1st Lieutenant 
in Co. "D," 311th Inf., stationed at 
Camp Dix on special duty v.ith the 
R. O. T. C. Thomas H. Nelligan has 
been studying at the Harvard Medical 
School since September. December 
11th he enlisted in the hospital branch 
of the U. S. N. R. F. and has been 
furloughed for the time being to con- 
tinue his studies. Roger C. Perkins was 
in the U. S. N. R. F. for six months 
and is now in the Naval Air Service. 
Herbert B. Pettee's address is Division 
26, Regiment 103, Battalion A, Rhode 
Island F. A., American Expeditionary 
Forces. Paul H. Plough received a 

commission as 2nd Lieutenant at 
Plattsburg and in September was ap- 
pointed a 2nd Lieutenant 38th Inf., Co. 
H. U. S. A., and is now stationed at 
Camp Greene. Edward R. Proctor is 
a Private, E. R. C, U. S. A., U. S. Base 
Hospital Unit No. 2, France. Hilmar 
Rauschenbusch volunteered for ambu- 
lance service in July and joined the Am- 
herst Unit of the U. S. A. A. S. He is 
now in France. Gardiner H. Rome has 
enlisted in the Base Hospital Unit No. 
37. He has not yet been called into 
service. Lieutenant Raymond T. Ross 
of the French Aviation Corps returned 
to his home in October on a leave of 
absence of three months. He left college 
in the middle of last winter and went 
immediately to France, where he trained 
six weeks in the Aviation School at 
Avord, France. He qualified for active 
service and engaged in 11 aerial fights 
before he was wounded in the leg by 
flying shrapnel, while flying over Gorges, 
Germany. The French Government 
then gave him a furlough to fully recover 
from the effects of his wound. He was 
to report again to the Flying Corps in 
France on January 15th. Frank K. 
Sanders, Jr., was appointed a 2nd Lieu- 
tenant in August after training at Madi- 
son Barracks. He is now stationed at 
Camp Dix assisting in the training of 
the new recruits. Irving L. Spear is in 
the Medical Supply Department, sta- 
tioned at the U. S. A. Medical Supply 
Depot, New York City. Luke D. Sta- 
pleton is in France as a 2nd Lieutenant 
in the Field Artillery. Whitney Stark 
was commissioned a Lieutenant at the 
2nd R. O. T. C, Plattsburg. Jesse F. 
Swett is in the 301st F. A., Camp 
Devens. He drove an ambulance in 
France until the recent disbanding of 
the A. A. F. S. Donald E. Temple is a 
2nd Lieutenant, 301st F. A., and is sta- 
tioned at Camp Devens. Joseph F. 


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Vielbig is a member of the Amherst 
Unit, U. S. A. A. S., and is now in 
France. Robert W. Wadhams enlisted 
in Troop H, 1st New York Cavalry 
last May. He is now in Co. A, 106th 
Machine Gun Battalion, Camp Wads- 
worth. John L. WTiitcomb sailed last 
May with the A. A. F. S. Upon arriving 
in France he was transferred to the 
Transport Service and was actively en- 
gaged near the front. At the close of 
his enlistment he tried to enter the 
American Aviation Corps, but failed to 
pass the eye examination. He then 
went to England, was accepted as a 
Cadet in the Royal Flying Corps, and 
is now stationed at Frith Hill Barracks, 
Blackdown, Hants, England. Theodore 
L. Widmayer's address is S. S. U. 57-59 
U. S. A. A. S., A. E. F., France, via 
New York. Wadsworth Wilbar has 
been appointed to the Aviation Corps. 
After two months' training at the Naval 
Aviation Ground School at M. I. T., he 
will go to Pensacola, Fla. Palmer C. 
Williams is a 2nd Lieutenant in the 
302nd Infantry at Ayer. R. E. S. Wil- 
liamson received a commission as 2nd 
Lieutenant at the time of his graduation 
from West Point and is now stationed 
in the 21st Cavah-y, Ft. Riley. 

'18. — A. Emerson Babcock, Jr., 
graduated from the U. S. Ground 
School in Ithaca last December and 
was ordered to a Flying School in 
Louisiana. Albert W. Bailey's address 
is S. S. U. 57-539 U. S. A. A. S., A. E. F., 
France. John B. Brainerd, Jr., was at 
the R. O. T. C, Plattsburg in 1916. 
During 1916-17 he was Captain in the 
Amherst College Battalion and in April 
was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant 
R. O. C. He again attended the Platts- 
burg Camp from May to August, 1917, 
and was appointed a 2nd Lieutenant in 
the U. S. Infantry. He was assigned to 

the 9th Regiment, and joined it at 
Syracuse last September. He is now in 
France. Philip M. Breed graduated 
from the Harvard Radio School and is 
now a 3rd class electrician. His address 
is U. S. S. Kansas, c/o Postmaster, 
New York. Charles W. Chapman, Jr., 
has been in training in the Lafayette 
Squadron in Avord, France, since June, 
1917. He completed his training in 
November, took the examinations for 
the American Army, and was recom- 
mended for a commission as 2nd Lieu- 
tenant. He is now a Pilot and Corporal 
in the French Army where he will stay 
until the American Army calls for a 
Pilot. James Baxter Evans is with the 
U. S. A. A. S. in France. John S. Gillies 
is in the U. S. A. A. S., Section 57-59 
and has been in France since August, 
1917. Widmayer, '17, Lyman, '19, and 
Gillies are members of a quartette in 
this section. Harry K. Grainger is a 
Lieutenant in the 103rd Inf., 26th Di- 
vision and is now in France. Edward 
B. Greene was a member of the U. S. A. 
A. C. Section 39 at Allentown, Pa., 
from June to August, 1917. He then 
attended the R. O. T. C. at Ft. Meyer 
and since November has been an In- 
fantry Officer in the Depot Brigade, 
Camp Lee. Alfred C. Haven, Jr., is at 
the Naval Radio School at Cambridge. 
Owen H. Kenyon is a wireless operator 
in the U. S. N. R. F. Charles S. Mat- 
thews is in France training to become 
an aviator. Murray S. Moore enlisted 
in the Amherst Unit in May, 1917, and 
was mustered into the U. S. A. A. S. 
in June, 1917, at Allentown, Pa. He is 
now a Sergeant in Section 539, U. S. A. 
A. S., serving with the French Army 
in France. Andrew R. Morehouse en- 
listed in May, 1917, with the Mackay 
Unit of the Red Cross Service at the 
Roosevelt Hospital, New York. He 
sailed for France in July and is now per- 

Amherst Men in the National Service 107 

manently located at Base Hospital No. 
15 behind the American lines at a town 
about thirty miles due south of Verdun. 
In October he was sent with five others 
to get and bring to the hospital three 
Ford Ambulances from the American 
port in France. They drove them about 
five hundred miles across France, 
through Tours, Orleans, and Paris. 
Truxton H. Parsons is in the Naval 
Auxiliary. He is taking a six months' 
course in preparation for a commission. 
Leonard M. Prince is a 1st Sergeant in 
the American Mission Motor Transport, 
A. E. F. He has been in service since 
June, 1917. WiUiam C. Robinson, Jr., 
is a 2nd Lieutenant Infantry and is now 
in France. Philip H. See enlisted in the 
U. S. Navy Radio School in June, 1917. 
He was graduated in October and was 
then ordered to M. I. T. for special 
training as "Radio Expert" in Naval 
Aviation with the rank of Ensign. 
Donald B. Simmons is a 2nd Lieutenant 
of the 7th Co., 338th Machine Gun 
Battalion at Camp Dodge. Robert W. 
Story enlisted in the U. S. N. R. F. in 
May, and in August was called into ac- 
tive service. He trained at the Yale 
Boat House, New Haven, and at the 
Black Rock Yacht Club at Bridgeport, 
and spent six weeks on the transport 
Madawaska. Since then he has been 
studying Radio at Columbia and Har- 
vard universities. William R. Taber, 
Jr., enlisted in June, 1917, and is now in 
Base Hospital No. 15, in France. Win- 
fred C. Tooker enlisted in the U. S. A. 
A. C, and has been at AUentown since 
December, 1917. William C. Washbiu-n 
attended the 1st R. O. T. C, Plattsburg. 
In August, 1917, he enlisted in the Sig- 
nal Enlisted Reserve Corps, Aviation 
Section as Flying Cadet (candidate for 
commissioned Aviator), and is now at 
Park Field, Memphis, Tenn. 

'19. — William A. Burnett, Jr., is in 
active service with the U. S. A. A. S., 
Western front, France. He has been in 
full view of the German trenches with 
shells bursting so near that he was 
obliged at times to duck them. Marcus 
R. Burr is in the Cavalry. Charles R. 
Chase sailed for France, in June, 1917, 
and is in the U. S. A. A. S. with the 
French Army. Lawrence L. Donahue 
is in Section 64, Unit 4 of the U. S. A. 
A. S. in France. Rowland C. Evans, 
Jr., is in active service in foreign waters 
as seaman on board the U. S. S. Emeline, 
which is engaged in chasing submarines. 
The fleet consists of eight converted 
yachts which coal and provision at 
Brest, France, and then cruise for eight 
days looking for submarines. They 
have sunk a number of submarines but 
the flagship was recently sunk in an 
engagement with a submarine. David 
H. Gale graduated from the Harvard 
Radio School and is now a 3rd class 
Electrician. Charles M. Gardiner en- 
listed in the U. S. N. R. F., Class 4, in 
March, 1917, and reported at Marble- 
head Training Camp. He was in the 
1st detachment at Bumpkin Island 
Training Camp and in July reported 
on board the U. S. S. Whitecap, a mine- 
sweeper. In August he was made acting 
Quartermaster and in October trans- 
ferred to Naval Aviation. He is now 
awaiting orders to report for training. 
In June, 1917, Arthur E. Hazeldine 
joined the Amherst Unit as an Ambu- 
lance Driver. In September he enlisted 
in the American Army and is now at- 
tached to a French division. Harold 
M. Lay enlisted June 6, 1917, in the 
U. S. A. A. S. Section 539 and is now in 
France. Lloyd W. Miller is with the 
Amherst Unit of the U. S. A. A. C. in 
France. Joseph M. Lyman is a member 
of the U. S. A. A. S. Section 539 in 
France. When last heard from he was 

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in the hospital at Chalons S. M. with 
congestion of the lungs. Hugh Mulhol- 
land is in the 16th Co. Depot Brigade, 
Camp Devens. Horatio W. Newell's 
address is U. S. A. A. S. 539, S. S. U. 57, 
A. E. F., France. Winfield W. Riefler's 
address is S. S. U. 57-539 U. S. A. A. S., 

A. E. F., France, via New York. Mer- 
riam W. Sheldon is in the 312th Sanitary 
Train, 87th Division, National Army, 
and is stationed at Camp Pike. Lincoln 

B. Smith's address is Battery B, 103rd 
F. A., A. E. F., France. John B. Stan- 
ton is a Field Clerk in France. Benja- 
min F. Taber enlisted in June, 1917, and 
is now stationed in the 1st Field Hospi- 
tal Co., Camp Wadsworth. Frederic 
L. Yarrington sailed in June to join the 
A. A. F. S. He is now serving with a 
French Unit. 

'20. — Stanley W. Ayers enlisted in 
the Essex Troop of New Jersey Cavalry. 
This organization was taken over into 
the National Military Service and 

quartered at Sea Girt. In August the 
company was transferred to Camp 
McClellan and became, and now is, the 
Military Police. He has just passed his 
physical and mental examination for the 
Aviation Corps, Signal Service and has 
been sent to Camp Kelly, San Antonio, 
for a course in the Ground School there. 
Laurence E. Crooks was recently trans- 
ferred from the 303rd Engineers to 
Motor Truck Co. 327, stationed at 
Camp Dix, N. J. He originally be- 
longed to the 6th Engineers, Washing- 
ton Barracks. Harry R. Horgan has 
joined the U. S. N. R. F. William C. 
McFeely is in Section 57-539 U. S. A. 
A. S. now in France. Sherman D. Ship- 
man is with the U. S. A. A. S. in France. 
Robert G. Stewart is driving an ambu- 
lance in France. He is a member of the 
Amherst Unit. Albert B. W^eaver, Jr., 
is training for overseas duty at Army 
General Hospital No. 6, Unit D, at 
Ft. McPherson, Ga. 


According to advices received up to January 1, 1918, there were 688 Amherst 
men in the Army and Navy and in Foreign Service (Ambulance drivers, Y. M. C. A. 
and Red Cross workers, et al.). These are distributed among the different classes 
as follows: 

Class of 1879 






































Class of 1896, 

























































ATioNAL Service 109 

Class of 1909 




3 of 1916 54 

" " 1910 

" 1917 80 

" " 1911 



" 1918 50 

" " 1912 



" 1919 51 

« " 1913 



" 1920 28 

" " 1914 


« " 1915 


Total 688 


A partial list of Amherst men who have received commissions is as follows: 



1886— William G. Schauffler. M. R. C. 

1893 — Frank B. Cummings, 103d Infantry, France. 

1887— Daniel W. Rogers, M. O. R. C, Camp Logan. 

1890 — William O. Gilbert, Judge Advocate General's Office, Washington. 

1891 — Thomas W. Jackson, M. R. C. Assistant to a Division Surgeon at Camp 

1893 — Edwin L. Beebe, M. R. C; George L. Hamilton, on general staff at 
headquarters of A. E. F. in France. 

1895 — Robert B. Osgood, Base Hospital No. 5. 

1897 — Benjamin K. Emerson, British Military Hospital No. 22; Harry N. 
Polk, Cavalry O. R. C. Henry M. Moses, Base Hospital Unit, No. 37. 

1898— Nellis B. Foster, Medical Department, Ft. Meade. 

1899— Robert T. Miller, M. O. R. C. Base Hospital, No. 27. 

1901— Harry V. D. Moore, 57th Inf. Brigade, 29th Division. 

1902— Isaac H. Jones, M. O. R. C. 

1910— Harold E. Woodward, Infantry O. R. C. Co. 2. 

1911— Arthur D. Patterson, 330th Inf. 83rd Division N. A., Camp Sherman. 


1883— John B. Walker, M. O. R. C. 

1891 — Jesse S. Reeves, Aviation Section; John T. Stone, Chaplain, Camp Grant. 
1892— Earl Comstock, Q. M. R. C; Harry B. Williams, Assistant to Depot 
Quartermaster, Boston. 

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1894 — Warren D. Brown, Aviation Section, Signal Corps, U. S. R.; Pancoast 
Kidder, Div. Headquarters, 27th Div., Camp Wadsworth; Frederick C. Herrick, 
M. O. R. C; Luther E. Smith, F. A. 

1895— Emmons Bryant, Q. M. R. C. Camp Upton; Alfred E. Roelker, Jr., 
305th Machine Gun Battalion, Camp Upton. 

1896— Ernest S. Olmsted, Co. 3, 313th Ammunition Train, Camp Dodge. 

1897 — Jerome P. Jackson, Engineers Corps, France; Charles W. Cobb, A. S. S. 
O. R. C. 

1898— Walter H. Eddy, Food Div., Sanitary Corps, N. A., Washington; Albert 
Mossman, Co. 35, Ft. Terry; Earl H. Lyall, Eng. U. S. R., France. 

1899 — Harry A. Bullock, Base Hospital No. 5, France; W^alter H. Griffin, Inf. 
152nd Depot Brigade. 

1900— Thomas J. Hammond, Co. I, 104th Inf. 

1901— William S. Hatch, Co. E, 307th Ammunition Train, 82nd Div., Camp 
Gordon; Gilbert J. Hurty, Sanitary Corps, Medical Supply Depot. 

1902— Frederick W. Baeslack, M. O. R. C, Ft. Benjamin Harrison; William D. 
Clarke, Eng. U. S. R.. 23d Regiment. 

1903 — Joseph W. Hayes, Psychological tests of men in service. 

1904 — Albert O. Baumann, Co. K, 147th Inf., Camp Sheridan; Donald Syming- 
ton. Ord. O. R. C. 

1905— Ralph H. Hewitt, M. R. C, France; Vancleve Holmes, 7th Training 
Battalion, Camp Sherman. 

1906— Norman P. Foster, Q. M. C. U. S. R.; William Hale, Jr., Canadian A. M.C. 
Robert C. Powell, Co. I, 3rd Batt., 318th Inf. N. A. Camp Lee; Harold Remington, 
309th F. A., Camp Dix; Vern Priddy, Ord. Department. 

1907— Wilkins Jones, Infantry, Camp Funston; Walter F. Pond, Co. B, 30th 
Eng., France. 

1908 — Holbrook Bonney, 347th F. A., Camp Lewis; Chapin Marcus, F. A. O. 
R. C. 

1909 — Edward L. Dyer, C. A. C; Richmond Mayo-Smith, Overseas Div. Gas 
Masks Repair Work; F. Marsena Butts, Ordnance Equipment Division, Wash- 
ington; C. Clothier Jones, A. S. S. O. R. C. 

1910 — Joseph B. Bisbee, Jr., 16th Inf., Camp Meade; Pierre Drewson, Infantry, 
O. R. C. 

1911— Richard Abele, Q. N. O. R. C, Camp Sherman; Horace R. Denton, 2nd 
Battalion, 1st 111. F. A.; Robert H. George, R. O. T. C, Camp Devens; Brantley 
A. Weathers, Jr., Q. M. O. R. C, Atlanta. 

1912— DeWitt H. Parsons, 309th Inf., Co. C, Camp Dix. 

1913 — Louis Caldwell, Sect. 20 Burliet Ambulances; Herschel S. Konold, In- 
fantry U. S. R., Camp Grant; Harry C. Wilder,':309th F. A., Camp Dix. 

1915— Paul D. Weathers, Q. M. C. 


188a— George E. Bellows, M. O. R. C. 

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1888— William B. Noyes, M. R. C. Base Hospital, Camp Dix. 

1896— Edward F. Perry, M. R. C; Frank E. Harkness, R. O. T. C. 

1897 — George G. Bradley, Ordnance Sec. U. S. R. 

1900 — James F. Connor, Bureau Supplies and Accounts, Navy Dept. 

1901 — Charles E. Mathews, Interpreters' Corps Division 4, Camp Greene. 

1903— Gouvemeur H. Boyer, M. O. R. C; Foster W. Stearns, Inf. U. S. R. 

1904— Heman B. Chase, U. S. M. C. Hospital No. 20; Paul A. Turner, M. O. 
R. C, Washington N. G. 

1905— W. Walter Palmer, M. O. R. C. 

1906 — Vernon Priddy, Inf. U. S. R.; James N. Worcester, Royal British Medical 
Corps, France. 

1907 — R. Jewett Jones, Co. 3, 110th Ammunition Train, Camp Doniphan; 
John J. Morton, Base Hospital No. 5, France; Frank E. Lewis, M. O. R. C. 

1908— George C. Elsey, 10th Inf.; Hildeburn Jones, Machine Gun Co., 330th 
Inf., Camp Sherman; Arthur P. Paine, at Sandy Hook, testing devices submitted 
to Government for army use; Paul Welles, Signal Corps, U. S. R., France; Robert 
B. Woodbury, Co. C, 1st Penn. Engineers, Camp Jackson; Daniel B. Jones, Train- 
ing at M. I. T.; Robert H. Kennedy, M. O. R. C. 

1909 — F. Marsena Butts, Ordnance Equipment Div., Washington; Edward L. 
Chapin, Co. C, 302nd F. Signal Batt., Camp Upton; Elliot O. Foster, Sanitary 
Corps, Ft. Jay; William E. Hill, Infantry N. A.; Joseph B. Jamieson, Ordnance 
Dept., Washington; Henry B. Allen, Ordnance Department, France; E. Pope 
Dickinson, Ft. Oglethorpe; J. Marshall MacCammon, Construction Division 
S. O. R. C, Washington; Keith McVaugh, 304th F. A., Camp Upton; Theodore 
Pratt, Ordnance O. R. C, Washington. 

1910 — Horace S. Cragin, M. O. R. C, Eastern Department; Donald M. Gilder- 
sleeve, M. O. R. C; Bartow H. Hall, F. A. O. R. C; Graham B. Jacobus, 341st 
Inf., Camp Grant; Birdseye B. Lewis, Signal Corps Eastern Department; John 
B. Warner, Inf., France; Harold E. Bardwell, A. S. S. O. R. C; William S. Ladd, 
M. O. R. C; William R. Marsh, 3d Co. C. A. C, New Orleans. 

1911— Waldo Shumway, Co. M, 103d Inf., France; C. Colfax Campbell, 309th 
Infantry, Camp Dix; Beeckman J. Delatour, M. O. R. C, Kelly Field; William 
P. S. Doolittle, 307th Infantry, Camp Upton; Arthur S. Gormley, Ordnance O. 
R. C; Herbert G. Lord, Jr., Ordnance O. R. C, Governor's Island; George H. 
McBride, Ordnance O. R. C. 

1912 — Roger W. Birdseye, Canadian Contingent; H. Gordon de Chasseaud, 
S. R. C; Harold W. Crandall, Infantry O. R. C; John H. Madden, 302nd Inf., 
Camp Devens; George H. Nichols, Infantry O. R. C, Ft. Sheridan; Levi R. Jones, 
26th Co., 7th Batt. Depot Brigade, Camp Devens; James J. Quinn, Camp Stanley; 
Sargeant Wellman, Casual Department, Camp Merritt. 

1913— Walter W. Coyle, Cadet Flying Corps; Robert S. Miller, Regular Inf.; 
George Scatchard, Sanitation Corps, France; Nelson Stone, Engineer Corps; Rich- 
ard B. Hager, 115th F. A., Greenville; Walter W. Moore, 51st Infantry, Chicka- 
mauga Park; James E. Willetts, 117th Ammunition Train, France. 

112 Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 

1914 — Frank A. Bernero, Infantry U. S. R.; Ralph M. Darrin, specializing in 
operation of Machine Guns at Springfield Armory; Frank C. Finch, Infantry; 
Walter H. McGay, F. A. O. R. C; John O. Cutwater, 15th N. Y. Colored Inf., 
France; Charles P. Rugg, Inf. U. S. R.; Kenneth O. Shrewsbury, Aviation Div. 
U. S. Signal Corps, France; George E. Washburn, 301st F. A., Camp Devens; John 
D. Dickson, 11th Infantry, Camp Hancock; Charles B. Glann, 302d Field Signal 
Battalion; Charles M. Mills, 313th Infantry, Camp Meade. 

1915 — John J. Atwater, A. A. F. S.; Warren Breckenridge, F. A., Camp Logan; 
George H. Hubner, 153rd Depot Brigade, Camp Dix; R. Alexander Robinson, 
Artillery, Louisville, Ky.; Everett W. Fuller, Sanitary Corps, Gas Defense Ser- 
vice; Charles H. Houston, 368th Infantry, Camp Meade; Charles W. Seelye, Ord- 
nance O. R. C, Washington. 

1916— Thomas W. Ashley, Marine Corps; David S. Cutler, 103rd Inf. A. E. F., 
France; John M. Jenkins, Artillery, Camp Sherman; C. Baldwin Peck, Jr., 153d 
Depot Brigade, Camp Dix; Stuart Rider, Des Moines; W^ilfred S. Bastine, Q. M. 
C; Percy Hughes, 155th Depot Brigade, Camp Lee. 

1917 — George I. Bailey, 153rd Depot Brigade, Camp Dix; Francis M. Dent, 
368th Inf., Camp Meade; Sheldon B. Goodrich, 153rd Depot Brigade, Camp Dix; 
David W. Morrow, Inf., Camp Dix; Raymond T. Ross, French Aviation Service; 
Jay J. M. Scandrett, Inf. O. R. C, Camp Greene; Edward S. Marples, 341st In- 
fantry, Camp Grant; Frank K. Sanders, Jr., 309th Infantry, Camp Dix. 

1918 — Gaetano R. Aiello, Special Italian Aviation Coram., N. Y. C; Lewis T. 
Orlady, O. R. C; Sigourney Thayer, Aviation, Mineola; Edward B. Greene, 
155th Depot Brigade, Camp Lee. 


1896— Merrill E. Gates, Jr., Q. M. C, Camp Upton. 

1903— Chester Burg, Q. M. R. C; Paul S. Phalen, F. A., U. S. N. A. 

1904— H. Gardner Lund, Co. K, 8th Inf.. Mass. N. G. 

1908— James P. Fleming, Q. M. C. N. A., Camp Grant; Kenneth B. Shute, 
F. A. O. R. C; James T. Sleeper, Quartermaster Dept., Camp Johnston. 

1909— George Dowd, 301st F. A., Camp Devens; William A. Vollmer, Battery 
A, 306th F. A., Camp Upton; William H. Wright, Inf., U. S. R.; Gordon R. Hall, 
F. A. O. R. C. France. 

1910— Lindsay Amos, F. A., Camp Dix; Sterling W. Pratt, Q. M. C. N. A., 
Camp Custer; Kenneth T. Tucker, Inf. O. R. C, 5th Co.; Charles W. Turner, 
Jr., Inf. O. R. C, 5th Co. 

1911— Clififord B. Ballard, Co. B, 338th Inf., Camp Custer; Gordon T. Fish. 
1st N. H. Inf., Camp Greene; Robert E. Hine, A. S. S. O. R. C. 

1912— Howard R. Bacon, Cav. U. S. R., Camp Dix; Roland H. Brock, Q. M. C. 
N. A.; Allen W. Cook, 19th Inf., Camp Sam Houston; William S. Lahey, 311th 
Inf., Camp Dix. 

1913 — Thomas R. Creede, Jr., Engineers. N. J. N. G.; Benjamin W. Estabrook, 
Chief Instructor at Wilbur Wright Field; Arthur J. Mealand, 322nd F. A., Camp 

Amherst Men in the National Service 113 

Sherman; Hammond Pride, Co. G., 111th Inf., Camp Hancock; Hunt Warner, 
British School for Officers and non-commissioned; Horace P. Belden, 163d Depot 
Brigade, Camp Dodge; Gain Robinson, F. A. O. R. C; Albert L. Stirn, Ordnance 
O. R. C; Robert I. Stout, F. A. O. R. C, Camp Stanley. 

1914— Donald H. Brown, Battery F. 17th F. A., France; Dwight N. Clark, 
Officer of transportation, Camp Devens; Charles R. DeBevoise, Q. M. C. N. A.; 
Stanley Heald, F. A. O. R. C; Louis Huthsteiner, 307th Inf., Camp Upton; 
Harold E. Jewett, 48th Co. 12th Brigade, Camp Lee; Richard M. Kimball, 55th 
Reg., Ft. Andrew; Colin Livingstone, 348th F. A., Camp Lewis; Marlor B. Sey- 
mour, Q. M. C, Camp Johnston; Lowell Shumway, 308th Inf., Camp Upton; 
Fred W. Stafford, 153d Depot Brigade, Camp Dix; George R. Foddy, A. S. S. E. 
R. C; Cecil J. Hall, 3£lst Field Signal Battalion. 

1915— Richard H. Bacon, F. A.; Richard Banfield, Co. F, 351st Inf., Camp 
Dodge; Kenneth W. Banta, 307th F. A., Camp Dix; Arnold Cady, F. A. O. 
R. C; J Theodore Cross, 307th F. A., Camp Dix; David S. Cutler, Inf. O. R. C; 
George C. Harding, Inf. O. R. C. Co. 7, Madison Barracks; Newton M. Kimball, 
F. A. School of Instruction, France; Robert A. McCague, 350th Inf., Camp 
Dodge; Robert R. McGowan, 302nd Inf., Camp. Sherman; Maurice L. McNair, 
104th Inf. 26th Div, 52nd Brig., A. E. F.; Clarence Parks, Q. M. C. N. A.; Rich- 
ardson Pratt, N. Y. Colored Inf., N. G.; William G. Thayer, Jr., Inf. 10th Co., 
3d Bat., Depot Brigade, Camp Devens; Warren Breckenridge, F. A., Camp Travis; 
James W. Craig, Motor Transport Service. 

1916— William Gates, Jr., 169th F. A., 42nd Div., Camp Mills; Robert S. Gil- 
lett, 302nd F. A., Camp Devens; Donald E. Hardy, Battery D, 301st F. A., Camp 
Devens; John S. McCIoy, (detail unknown); Douglas Milne, Inf. 20th Co. 164th 
Depot Brigade, Camp Funston; Francis R. Otte, 167th Inf. A. E. F., France; 
Homans Robinson, 303rd Inf., Camp Devens; Winthrop Smith, Inf., Camp 
Shelby; George W. Washburn, F. A. O. R. C; Charles F. Weedon, F. A., 153rd 
Depot Brigade, Camp Dix; Lawrence Young, Q. M. C. N. A., Camp Grant. 

1917 — John D. Clark, Artillery Training Camp, France; Craig P. Cochrane, 
30th U. S. Infantry, Camp Greene; Karl M. Elish, 103rd Inf., France; Theodore 
Ivimey, Battery F, 306th F. A., Camp Upton; Dexter M. Keezer, 340th Machine 
Gun Battalion, Camp Funston; Carroll B. Low, U. S. R. F. A.; Edward J. Ma- 
loney, 50th U. S. Inf., Camp Greene; Edv/ard S. Marples, 341st Inf., Camp Grant; 
Alfred DeW. Mason, Jr., 302nd Train Headquarters and Military Police 77th 
Division, Camp Upton; Paul Plough, 38th Inf., Camp Greene; Hay den Robinson, 
Charles C. Gard, 342d Regiment F. A., Camp Funston; Frank K. Sanders, Jr., 
309th Inf., Camp Dix; Luke D. Stapleton, F. A. O. R. C, France; Donald E. 
Temple, 301st F. A., Camp Devens; Palmer C. Williams, 302d Inf., Camp Devens; 
R. E. S. Williamson, 21st Cavalry, Ft. Riley. 

1918 — John B. Brainerd, Jr., 9th Inf., France; Harry K. Grainger, Co. L, 103rd 
Inf. 26th Div., A. E. F., France; William C. Robinson, Jr., Inf. U. S. R., France; 
Donald B. Simmons, 7th Co., 338th Machine Gun Battalion, Camp Dodge; Waldo 
E. Pratt, F. A. O. R. C. 

1919— James W. Bracken, Q. M. C. U. S. A., Camp Dix. 
1920— Alexander L. Dade, Jr., U. S. A. 

114 Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 


1913— William H. WTiitney, 


1909 — Edward J. Bolt, Marine Corps, France; Stoddard Lane, U. S. A. A. S., 
Section 539; Harrison W. Mellen, Headquarters Troop, 26tli Division, France. 

1910— Weston W. Goodnow, Troop B, 1st N. Y. Cavalry. 

1911— Ralph S. Wyckoff, 303d Infantry, Camp Devens. 

1913— Douglas Urquhart, Co. D, 104th Inf., France. 

1914 — Herbert B. Johnson, Signal Corps Reserve, 308th Field Battery, Camp 

1916— Edward D. Andrews, Q. M. C, Camp Devens; John F. Creamer, 301st 
F. A., France; Alfonse G. Dugan, 6th Battalion R. O. T. C, Camp Stanley. 

1918— Franklin C. Butler, 103d F. A. 


1913 — Charles F. Sheridan, War Risk Insurance Detachment, France. 
1917 — Paul A. Jenkins, 108th Engineers, Camp Logan. 

1918 — Arthur F. Tylee, Headquarters Detachment, 301st Ammunition Train, 
Camp Devens. 


1899— Edward W. Hitchcock, U. S. A. A. S., Section 588. France. 

1906 — James S. Hamilton, Base Hospital, No. 2. 

1907 — Lewis W. Everett, Interpreter in French, France. 

1908— Philip H. Burt, Q. M. C. 

1912 — Harry F. Dann, Headquarters Co. 119th Inf., Camp Sevier; Lloyd 
Jones, M. R. C; William Siegrist, Jr., 305th Infantry, Camp Upton. 

1913 — Geoffrey Atkinson, U. S. Base Hospital No. 1; Charles H. Wadhams, 
106th Machine Gun Batt., Camp Wadsworth; William J. Wilcox, 327th Infantry, 
Camp Gordon. 

1914— Richard S. Van Ingen, Q. M. C, Camp Meade. 

1915 — Arthur P. Goodwin, 117th Aero Squadron, Aviation Section, France; 
Gordon R. Hall, Overseas Section No. 1, Gas Defense Service, A. E. F.; Samuel 
Loomis, Assistant Electrical Engineer at Nahant; Conrad Shumway, Machine 
Gun Co., 306th Inf., Camp Upton. 

1917 — James A. Hawkins, Base Hospital Unit 6, France; Earle F. Blair, Base 
Hospital, Camp Upton; E. Page Downer, A. A. F. S., France; Paid Lestrade, 
103d Regiment F. A., France. 

1919 — John Chester, Headquarters Troop, 37th Division, Camp Sheridan. 

1920— Cyril D. Arnold, Q. M. R. C. 


Amherst Men in the National Service 115 



188^— Edward Breck, U. S. N. R. F. 

1900— Cleveland C. Kimball, M. R. C, U. S. S. Minneapolis. 

1911 — Leo Kane, Bureau Supplies and Accounts, Washington; Charles B. Rugg, 
Bureau of Ordnance, Washington. 

1912— Alfred B. Peacock, Washington. 

1915— Kingsley B. Colton, U. S. N. R. F.; James N. Smith, U. S. N. R. F. 

1916 — Charles B. Ames, Naval Reserve Flying Corps; Franklin Clark, Naval 
Flying Corps; George H. Lane, U. S. N. R. F. Mine Sweeping Division. 

1917— Ralph B. Bristol, U. S. N. R. F.; Kenneth DeF. Carpenter, U. S. N. R. F.; 
Lloyd M. Clark, U. S. N. R. F.; Norman R. Lemcke, U. S. N. R. F.; Charles B. 
McGowan, U. S. N. R. F. 

1918— Phillip H. See, Special training as Radio Expert, M. I. T.; Raymond P. 
Bentley, Naval Auxiliary; Alfred C. Haven, U. S. N. R. F. 

1919— Warren T. Mayers, U. S. N. R. F.; Richard B. Neiley, U. S. N. R. F., 
General and Foreign Service. 


1905— Kenneth C. Mcintosh, U. S. S. Kansas. 


1911— Donald P. Smith, U. S. S. Martha Washington. 

1916 — William G. Avirett, Washington; Humphrey F. Redfield, Washington. 


The following AmherSt men in Government Service are in Europe, according to 
advices received by the War Records Committee up to January 1, 1918: 

1886 — Hallam F. Coates, Red Cross work. 

1887 — Alvan F. Sanborn, Interpreter to General Pershing and Staff. 

1890— Allen B. MacNeill, Army Y. M. C. A. 

1892 — R. Stuart Smith, Red Cross; Frederick A. Washburn, Commander Base 
Hospital No. 6. 

1893 — Frederick W. Beekman, Director of "The American Soldiers' and Sailors' 
Club;" George L. Hamilton, on general staff at headquarters A. E. F.; Frank 
B. Cummings, 103d Infantry. 

116 Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 

1895 — Robert B. Osgood, Assist. Director of Military Orthopedics for A. E. F. 

1897 — Alexander H. Backus, War Relief Work; George G. Bradley, Ordnance 
Section, U. S. R.; Benjamin K. Emerson, British Military Hospital No. 22 (in 
America on furlough) ; Jerome P. Jackson, Engineers' Corps. 

1899 — Harry A. Bullock, Base Hospital No. 5. 

1900— Thomas J. Hammond, Co. I, 104th Inf. 

1902— Charles W. Anderson, Jr., A. A. F. S.; Rev. WiUiam Reid, Y. M. C. A. 
Field Secretary; Isaac H. Jones, M. O. R. C. 

1903— Gouverneur H. Boyer, M. R. C; Foster W. Stearns, Inf. U. S. R. 

1901r— Heman B. Chase, American Hospital Unit in England. 

190&— Sidney Bixby, A. A. F. S.; Arthur J. Derbyshire, Y. M. C. A.; Ralph H. 
Hewott, M. R. C. 

1906— William Hale, Jr., Canadian A. M. C; James S. Hamilton, F. R. C, 
U. S. A., Base Hospital No. 2; James N. Worcester, Royal British Medical Corps. 
John J. Curran, Sec'y to Paymaster of 6th Regiment U. S. M. C. 

1907 — ^John J. Morton, Base Hospital No. 5; Lewis W. Everett, Interpreter in 
French; Frank E. Lewis, M. O. R. C. 

1908 — Robert H. Kennedy, General Hospital No. 2, B. E. F.; Ralph L. Loomis, 
Aviation Student at Avord; Maxwell Shattuck, A. A. F. S.; James A. Sprenger, 
Secretary Y. M. C. A.; Paul Welles, Signal Corps, U. S. R. 

1909 — Elliot O. Foster, Medical Dept., Financial and Accounting Unit, A. A. F. S. 
Stoddard Lane, A. A. F. S.; Richmond Mayo-Smith, charge of Overseas Div., Gas 
Masks Repair Work; Albert F. Pierce, Jr., charge of Sugrical Dept. Base Hospital 
No. 9; Edward H. Sudbury, American Escadrille; William H. Wright, Infantry, 
U. S. R.; Henry B. Allen, Ordnance Department; Merrill F. Clarke, U. S. A. A. S., 
Section 539; Harrison W. Mellen, Headquarters Troop, 26th Division. 

1910 — John B. Warner, Infantry; Harold E. Bardwell, 3d Aviation Instruction 

1911 — G. Winthrop Brainerd, Base Hospital No. 9; William F. Corry, Section 
13, 29th Battalion, A. E. F.; Hubert H. Loomis, Battery A, 101st Regiment F. A., 
A. E. F.; Waldo Shumway, Co. M, 103rd Inf., France. 

1912 — Roger W. Birdseye, in Canadian Contingent; Wilbur F. Burt, British 
Expeditionary Force; C. Kingman Perkins, Aviation Corps; Edward B. VoUmer, 
Naval Unit Base Hospital No. 1; Clifford H. Vroom, Field Hospital, No. 104. 

1913— Harold G. Allen, Section 39, 29th Battalion, A. E. F.; Geoffrey Atkinson, 
Base Hospital No. 1; Chauncey C. Benedict, 1st Reserve Engineers; Louis Cald- 
well, A. A. F. S.; Henry S. Loomis, Training for Aviation; George Scatchard, 
Sanitation Corps; Douglas Urquhart, Co. D, 104th Infantry; Hunt Warner, 
attending British School for Officers; Charles F. Sheridan, War Risk Insurance 
Detachment; James E. Willets, 117th Ammunition Train. 

1914 — Donald H. Brown, Battery F, 17th Field Artillery, France; Leslie M. 
Hickson, Ecole d' Aviation, Tours; Walter H. McGay, F. O. R. C; John O. Out- 
water, 15th N. Y. Colored Inf.; John J. Tierney, Corporal Ordnance Dept.; 

Amherst Men in the National Service 117 

Ralph W. Whipple, M. R. C; Walton K. Smith, A. A. F. S.; Kenneth O. Shrews- 
bury, Aviation Division, U. S. Signal Corps; Mervin W. Bliss, A. S. S. O. R. C. 

1915 — Ralph B. Babcock, Aviation Section, S. E. R. C; Richard H. Bacon, 
Field Artillery; Richard Bancroft, Base Hospital No. 7; Francis J. Burke, U. S. 
A. A. S., Section 12; James W. Craig, Motor Supply Division attached to French 
Army; Arthur P. Goodwin, 117th Aero Squadron, Aviation Section, Signal C; 
Gordon R. Hall, Sanitary Branch of Medical Unit; Newton M. Kimball, Further 
Training in F. A.; Henry Kingman, A. A. F. S.; Arthur E. Ralston, A. A. F. S.; 
Paul D. Weathers, Q. M. C; W. Gerald Barnes, Flying Corps. 

1916— David S. Cutler, 103rd Infantry, A. E. F.; William Gates, Battery E. 
151st F. A.; Edwin H. Lutkins, Base Hospital No. 15; Francis R. Otte, 167th In- 
fantry; Elton H. Seamans, M. R. C; Robert W. Smith, M. R. C; Henry W. 
Barnes, Jr., U. S. A. A. S., Section 539; Merrill M. Boynton, 11th Engineers; John 
F. Creamer, Jr., 301st F. A.; Paul S. Greene, A. S. S. E. R. C; George N. Keeney, 
Base Hospital No. 9. 

1917— John D. Clark, Artillery Training Camp; Karl M. Elish, 103rd Infantry; 
Henry I. Fillman, Base Hospital No. 15; James E. Glann, A. A. F. S. James A. 
Hawkins, Base Hospital No. 6; Paul Lestrade, Battery A, F. A.; William F. 
Loomis, Aviator; Carroll B. Low, F. A. O. R. C; Lawrence M. McCague, A. A. 

F. S.; Herbert B. Pettee, Div. 26, Reg. 103, Batt. A, F. A., A. E. F.; Edward R. 
Proctor, E. R. C. U. S. A., Base Hospital No. 2; Hilmer Rauschenbusch, A. A. F. S., 
Sec. 539; Alfred S. Romer, A. A. F. S.; Raymond T. Ross, Aviation; Luke D. 
Stapleton, training in Artillery Section; Joseph F. Vielbig, V. S. A. A. C. Sec. 539; 
John F. Whitcomb, A. A. F. S.; Theodore L. Widmayer, Jr., U. S. A. A. C, Sec. 

1918— A. Emerson Babcock, Jr., Aviation; Albert W. Bailey, U. S. A. A. C. Sec. 
539; John B. Brainerd, Jr., 9th U. S. Infantry; Charles W. Chapman, Jr., French 
Army Pilot and Corporal in Aviation Corps; Ralph E. Ellinwood, A. A. F. S.; 
James B. Evans, U. S. A. A. C. Sec. 539; John S. Gillies, U. S. A. A. C. Sec. 539; 
Harry K. Grainger, Co. L, 103rd Inf. 26th Div., A. E. F.; Murray S. Moore, U. S. 
A. A. C. Sec. 539; Andrew R. Morehouse, Base Hospital No. 15; Curtis L. Norton, 
A. A. F. S.; Waldo E. Pratt, Jr., U. S. A. A. C. Sec. 539; Leonard M. Prince, 
American Mission Motor Transport; William C. Robinson, Jr., Infantry; William 

G. Rogers, U. S. A. A. C; Chester G. Seamans, U. S. A. A. C; William Taber, 
Base Hospital No. 15; Byron E. Thomas, U. S. A. A. C. Sec. 539; John L. WTiit- 
comb, A. A. F. S.; Clifford J. Young, Base Hospital No. 13; Franklin C. Butler 
103d F. A. 

1919— Ingham C. Baker, A. A. F. S.; William A. Burnett, Jr., U. S. A. A. C. 
Sec. 539; Charles R. Chase, U. S. A. A. S. with French Army; John R. Cotton, 
Aviation; Lawrence L. Donahue, U. S. A. A. C. Sec. 539; Arthur E. Hazeldine, 
attached to French division of U. S. A.; Burr Howe, A. A. F. S.; Harold M. Lay, 
U. S. A. A. C. Sec. 539; Joseph M. Lyman, U. S. A. A. C. Sec. 539; Lloyd W. MUler, 
U. S. A. A. C. Sec. 539; Donald G. Mitchell, Jr., U. S. A. A. C. Sec. 539; Winfield 
W. Riefler, U. S. A. A. C. Sec. 539; John A. G. Savoy, A. A. F. S.; Oliver Schaaf 
U. S. A. A. C. Sec. 539; Arthur L. Scott, A. A. F. S.; Lincoln B. Smith, Battery 

118 Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 

B, 103rd F. A., A. E. F.; John B. Stanton, Field Clerk; Frederick L. Yarrington, 
A. A. F. S.; Paul H. Ballon, A. A. F. S. 

1920— Ralph E. Bailey, Red Cross; John L. Briggs, A. A. F. S.; Grant A. 
Goebel, U. S. A. A. C. Sec. 539; Hugh L. Hamilton, U. S. A. A. C. Sec. 539; Mer- 
ril C. Haskell, A. A. F. S.; James H. Hinch, A. A. F. S.; Leonard B. Hough, A. A. 
F. S.; William C. McFeely, U. S. A. A. C. Sec. 539; Horatio W. Newell, A. A. F. S.; 
Charles E. Putnam, U. S. A. A. C. Sec. 539; Sherman D. Shipman, U. S. A. A. C. 
Sec. 539; Rufus L. Stevens, U. S. A. A. C. Sec. 539; Robert G. Stewart, U. S. A. 
A. C. Sec. 539; Albert B. Weaver, Aviation. 



Sheldon B. Goodrich, Captain 1916, Plattsburg; Roger C. Perkins, Center 1916, 
U. S. N. R. F.; Paul Plough, End, 1916, 2nd Lieutenant, U. S. A. Inf.; Herbert W. 
Schmidt, Halfback 1916, U. S. N. R. F.; Theodore L. Widmayer, Center 1916, 
M. R. C; H. Knauth, Guard 1916, U. S. A. Quartermaster; Wm. C. Washburn, 
End 1916, Captain 1917, U. S. R. Aviation; H. M. Lay, End 1916, M. R. C.& R. 
S. White, Manager Elect 1918, 1st N. Y. Field Hospital; W. E. Forbes, End 1916, 
N. R. C. . 

Thomas H. Nelligan, Captain 1916-17, U. S. N. A.; Frederick D. Bell, Varsity 
Relay 1916, Aviation; James E. Glann, Miler, 1915-16 A. A. F. S.; Sheldon B. 
Goodrich, Varsity Relay 1916, Plattsburg; Edw. S. Marples, Broad Jumper 1916, 
2nd Lieut. O. R. C; J. F. Swett, Manager 1916, A. A. F. S.; John S. Gillies, High 
and Broad Jumper Hurdler 1916, M. R. C; Sigourney Thayer, 100 and 220 man 
Relay, Captain Elect 1917, 1st Lieutenant, Aviation; P. Y. Eastman, 220-Man 
Relay 1916, N. R. F.; F. L. Yarrington, High Jumper, 1916 A. A. F. S. 


R. Munroe, 2nd Base Captain 1917, U. S. N. R. F.; K. DeF. Carpenter, Pitcher 

1916, Ensign U. S. N. R. F.; Sheldon B. Goodrich, 3rd Base 1916, Plattsburg; 
C. B. McGowan, Pitcher 1916, U. S. N. R. F.; R. C. Perkins, Manager 1916, 
U. S. N. R. F.; G. H. Rome, Fielder 1916, N. Y. Hospital Corps; Theodore L. 
Widmayer, Shortstop 1916, M. R. C; H. Knauth, 1st Base 1916, U. S. A. Camp 
Quartermaster; C. G. Seamans, Fielder,1916 M. R. C; Phillip H. See, Catcher 

1917, Captain Elect 1918, Radio Division N. R. 

Amherst Men in the National Service 119 


Theodore Widmayer, Forward Captain 1916-17, M. R. C; Theodore Ivimey, 
Forward 1916-17, 2nd Lieutenant N. A.; J. E. Partenhiemer, Center 1916-17, 
Captain Elect, 1917-18 Chemistry Research Work; Glenn F. Card, Guard 1916- 
17, U. S. N. R. F.; H. Knauth, Guard 1916-17, U. S. A. Camp Quartermaster. 


T. H. Nelligan, Capt. 1915-16; 1916-17, U. S. N. A.; N. R. Lemcke, Capt. 
1916-17, U. S. N.; P. H. See, 1916-17, U. S. N. R., Radio Div.; Wm. F. Loomis 
1916-17, Aviation; H. H. Banta, 1916-17, Aviation Factory, Buffalo; Myers E. 
Baker, Manager 1916-17, U. S. N. R. F.; C. J. Young, 1916-17, N. O. R. C. 


E. F. Blair, Capt. 1917, N. O. R. C. 


W. E. Sibley, Capt. 1917, Radio Div., N. R.; J. B. Evans, 1917, N. O. R. C. 

120 Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 

€)0ictal auD i^erisonal 


The war and the problems arising out 
of it as they affect Amherst, have been 
the Council's chief concern during the 
past three months. The war notes in 
this issue of the Quarterly are the 
direct result of the work of the Council's 
War Records Committee. It will be 
the aim of this Committee to continue 
to keep in touch with Amherst men in 
the Government Service and to record 
news about them in each issue of the 

The fifth annual meeting of the 
Alumni Council will be held in Spring- 
field Friday and Saturday, March 15 and 
16, in conjunction with the Annual 
Dinner of the Connecticut Valley 
Alumni Association. A year ago it was 
expected that this meeting would be 
held in the West and would be the 
means of bringing together a notable 
gathering of Western Amherst men. It 
has become clear, however, that the war 
would prevent such an attendance as 
is desired and that it would be wiser to 
postpone the Western meeting and this 
year gather at as central a point as possi- 
ble. Amherst and the War will be the 
principal theme of the meeting, Amherst 
men who have been playing a distin- 
guished part in it will be present, and 
every effort will be made to make this 
meeting as unusual a one as any which 
have preceded it. 

As was announced in the November 
Quarterly, Amherst has become a 

member of the American University 
Union in Paris and has joined with 
Harvard, Bowdoin, Brown, Dartmouth 
and Williams in maintaining a Bureau 
with Staff at the Paris Headquarters of 
the Union, the Royal Palace Hotel 
(corner Rue de Richelieu and the Place 
du TheS.tre Frangais). The Alumni 
Council has assumed the financial 
obligation which has been incurred. 

Chalmers Clifton who sailed last 
October to become the resident secre- 
tary of the joint Bureau writes: 

" The American University Union is an 
unqualified success. All of the rooms are 
taken, and the resources of the restau- 
rant are taxed to the utmost, many men 
registering at the Union and visiting 
their various Bureaus who do not live 
in the house. It fills a great need for 
college men in Paris whether or no they 
are in war service. 

"Its location is peculiarly favorable 
in these days of limited transportation 
facilities. At the head of the Avenue 
de L'Opera, it is in the very heart of 
Paris, and can be reached by two lines 
of the Metropolitan subway, which 
meet at the station Palais Royal. You 
can imagine the relief of the man un- 
familiar with Paris and continental 
customs at finding himself in a hotel 
where he will no doubt meet friends and 
where he will be served by English- 
speaking employes who understand his 
wants and his manner of expressing 
them. The Union has the comfortable 
atmosphere of a club house and the 
friendly relations among the people par- 
taking of its hospitality are becoming 
closer and more apparent from day to 

The Alumni Council 


" The hotel is thoroughly modern, the 
rooms comfortable, the food excellent, 
and for prices, amazingly reasonable. 
A great luxury for the men returning 
from months of weary service at the 
front is a constant supply of hot and 
cold water and a large number of bath 

"The special college bureaus, housed 
in a series of identical suites on the five 
upper floors, are coordinating their 
work with that of the Union, avoiding 
thereby duplication and waste. Their 
activities will naturally vary considera- 
bly according to the number of men 
they are caring for, and the size of the 
office force at their disposal. The men 
who have come to the Bureau have 
wanted cables sent, have wished to 
have the addresses of good pensions, 
and to be recommended to French 
teachers who could give them intensive 
instruction for their short stay in Paris. 
In addition to this, the number of small 
services for men who have little or no 
knowledge of French is very great, and 
is increasing every day." 

A small pamphlet showing the loca- 
tion of the Union has been sent by the 
Alumni Council to every Amherst man 
in the Government Service. Over 
150 of these men are now in Europe 
and will sooner or later be in Paris and 
enjoy the privileges of the Union. The 
Union was formerly opened on Satur- 
day, October 20, and the following 

Amherst men in Europe had registered 
up to December 20, 1917: Augustus 
Post, '95, Foreign Service Commission; 
Paul Welles, '08, Signal Corps, U. S .R.; 
Alvan Sanborn, '87, Dravail, D-et-0.; 
Charles W. Anderson, '02, A. A. F. S.; 
Charles R. Chase, '19, A. A. F. S.; John 
D. Clark, '17, R. O. T. C. U. S. M. R. C; 
George Scatchard, '13, Sanitary Corps, 
U. S. N. A.; Carroll B. Low, '17, 2nd 
Lieut., F. A. O. S. R.; Henry S. King 
man, '15, A. R. C; Alfred S. Romer, 
'17, A. A. F. S.; John J. Tierney, '14, 
Ordnance Department; Edward B. 
VoUmer, '12, U. S. Navy Hospital No. 1; 
Richmond Mayo-Smith, '09, Sanitary 
Corps; Charles H. Wright, '18, Base 
Hospital No. 8; James A. Sprenger, 
'08, Y. M. C. A. War Work; Edward H. 
Sudbury, '09, E. R. A. F.; Robert C. 
Chapin, '09, U. S. Navy; Wilbur C. 
Burt, '12, Engineer Corps; William F, 
Loomis, '17, Lafayette Flying Corps. 
James E. Willets, '13, F. A.; William 
T. Corry, '11, U. S. A.; George W. 
Brainerd, Base Hospital No. 9; Mervin 
W. Bliss, '14, A. S. S. C; E. A. Van 
Valkenburgh, Gas Defense Service; 
James S. Hamilton, '06, U. S. Base 
Hospital No. 9; James N. Worcester, 
'06, M. R. C. 


Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 


Brooklyn. — The Amherst Associa- 
tion of Brooklyn held an informal 
smoker on November 23rd at the Brook- 
lyn University Club. Prof. Frank. D. 
Blodgett, '93, president of the Associa- 
tion, presided and, in introducing the 
speakers, stated that he had heard that 
mankind was divided into three groups; 
— mentals, ornamentals, and detrimen- 
tals. He added that at an Amherst 
gathering there could be no detrimen- 
tals, but that there were several mentals 
on hand who would perform, while the 
ornamentals looked on. 

Herbert L. Bridgman, '66, gave a 
very interesting illustrated talk on Bul- 
garia, showing a number of war pictures 
taken at the time of the Balkan wars. 
Samuel G. Fairley, '92, spoke on the 
subject of football. 

The guests of the evening were Prof. 
Edwin A. Grosvenor, '67, who gave a 
war talk on "Facts that Encourage," 
and Prof. Donald B. MacMillan, Arctic 
explorer, who was present through the 
courtesy of Mr. Bridgman, and who 
showed his wonderful colored photo- 
graphs of the ice regions and recounted 
his experiences in his attempts to explore 
Crocker Land, which he proved to be 
a mirage. 

About fifty members were present, 
including several of the younger men 
in khaki. 

Cle\t:land. — The account in the 
Quarterly of the Amherst Debating 
Trophy and the formation of leagues in 
other cities attracted the attention of 

some of the alumni in Cleveland. In 
each of the past three years, several 
boys have gone to Amherst and it 
seemed well to give impetus to the in- 
terest already aroused. Contributions 
were easily secured to purchase a cast 
of the statuette. The Cleveland High 
Schools have already a somewhat elab- 
orate scheme of debates and there was 
a very natural hesitance in certain of 
the schools approached about assuming 
new obligations. It seemed best, more- 
over, to include only natural rivals and 
schools where Amherst prospects might 
be expected. 

Eventually a league of two schools 
seemed to be the most feasible. These 
are Glenville High and Shaw High of 
East Cleveland, two schools in subur- 
ban districts whose participation in the 
Amherst League assures it publicity and 
interest. A debate will be held in 
March, the winner to have the trophy 
for one year. Next fall one and possibly 
two other schools hope to be in a posi- 
tion to enter the league. 

Rev. Ferdinand Q. Blanchard, '98, 
was instrumental in organizing the 

Chicago. — Amherst men visiting 
Chicago are again reminded of the 
weekly luncheons of the Chicago Club, 
which are held at Marshall Field & 
Co.'s Men's Grill on the 6th floor of 
Field's Store for Men, on Monday of 
each week. New faces, especially from 
other parts of the country, are always 

Since The Last Issue 




1854. — Charles Hallock, on Decem- 
ber 2, 1917, at Washington, D. C, aged 
84 years. 

1856. — Levi Clark Littell, on Octo- 
ber 28, 1917, at Rushville, 111., in his 
87th year. 

1857. — Matthew Walker, on Sep- 
tember 23, 1917, at Barre, Mass., aged 
82 years. 

1857. — Rev. Alvah L. Frisbie, D.D., 
in week of Christmas, 1917, at Des 
Moines, Iowa, aged 87 years. 

1867. — Samuel .Ward, on November 
22, 1917, at Newton Centre, Mass., in 
his 72d year. 

1869. — Rev. John Huse Eastman, 
D.D., on November 9, 1917, at W' inches- 
ter, Mass., aged 69 years. 

1874. — Rev. Foster Russell Waite, 
on November 23, 1917, at Hartford, 
Conn., aged 67 years. 

1876. — Dr. William Cadwell Stevens 
on October 17, 1917, at Worcester, 
Mass., in his 63rd year. 

1880. — Hon. George Patten Law- 
rence, on November 21, 1917, in New 
York City, aged 58 years. : 

1881. — Edwin Perry Wells, on De- 
cember 13, 1917, at Newton Highlands, 
Mass., aged 58 years. 

1898. — Dr. Arthur M. Clapp, on 
October 31, 1917, at Springfield, Mass., 
aged 41 years. 

1899. — Edward Bartlett Mitchie, on 
October 4, 1917, in New York City, 
aged 40 years. 

1905. — William Thomas Hutchings 
on September 20, 1917, at Minneapolis, 
Minn., aged 40 years. 

1910. — Major Birdseye Blakeman 
Lewis, on November 3, 1917, "some- 
where in France," aged 29 years. 

1912. — Sergeant Frank J. McFar- 
land, on October 29, 1917, at Camp 
Upton, N. Y, aged 24 years. 

1915. — J. Warnock Campbell, on 
August 16, 1917, at Reynoldsville, Fla., 
aged 24 years. 

1897. — Twins, a son and a daughter, 
on December 20, 1917, to Mr. and Mrs. 
H. M. Moses, of BrookljTi, N. Y. 

1905. — Barbara Wing, on Novem- 
ber 6, 1917. at Brooklyn, N. Y., daugh- 
ter of Mr. and Mrs. R. Deland Wing. 

1905. — George H. B. Green, 3rd, on 
September 29, 1917, at Watertown, 
Mass., son of Mr. and Mrs. G. H. B. 
Green, Jr. 

1910. — Ernest J. Lawton, Jr., on 
October 14, 1917, at Lynn, Mass., son 
of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest J. Lawton. 

1911. — Vida Eleanore Babcock, on 
October 8, 1917, at Pittsford, N. Y., 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William J. 

1911. — Mary Lee Abbot, on Decem- 
ber 17, 1917, at Brooklyn, N. Y., daugh- 
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Prentice Abbot. 

1912. — Helen Beatty, on November 
28, 1917, at Brooklyn, N. Y., daughter 
of Mr. and Mrs. C. Francis Beatty. 

1915. — John Gilbert Cutton, on Oc- 
tober 9, 1917, at Rochester, N. Y., son 
of Mr. and Mrs. George L. Cutton. 

1876. — In New York City on No- 
vember 10, 1917, George A. Plimpton 
and Miss Fanny Hastings. 

1885. — In New York City on De- 
cember 1, 1917, Frank E, Whitman and 
Miss Ethel M. Griffen. 

1887. — In New York City on No- 
vember 17, 1917, Magistrate Alexander 
Brough and Mrs. Alice Southard 

1892. — In New York City on No- 
vember 21, 1917, Cornelius J. Sullivan 
and Miss Mary J. Quiun. 


Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 

1896. — At Shaowi, Foochow, China, 
on April 9, 1917 (not previously re- 
corded), Rev. Charles L. Storrs and 
Miss Mary Merrick Goodwin. 

1908. — At Suffield, Conn., on Octo- 
ber 13, 1917, George Edward Rawson 
and Miss Florence Alice Perkins. 

1909. — In Brooklyn, N. Y., on Octo- 
ber 29, 1917, Cuthbert Hague and Miss 
Madalyn Black Bickford. 

1909. — At Worcester, Mass., on No- 
vember 17, 1917, Lieutenant F. Mar- 
sens Butts and Miss Louise Mirick. 

1910. — At Bellow Falls, Vt., on No- 
vember 29, 1917, Captain Joseph Bart- 
lett Bisbee, Jr., and Miss Catherine 

1911. — At Somers, Conn., on Octo- 
ber 11, 1917, Raymond M. Bristol and 
Miss Dorothy Fletcher. 

1912. — In Philadelphia, Pa., on No- 
vember 24, 1917, Captain DeWitt H. 
Parsons and Miss Jane Lockwood. 

1912. — At Southbridge, Mass., on 
November 8, 1917, J. Henry Vernon 
and Miss Ruth L. Hill. 

1912. — At Middletown, N. Y., on 
December 6, 1917, Lieutenant John 
Harrison Madden and Miss Margaret 
Ford McCarthy. 

1913. — In Buffalo, N. Y., on October 
27, 1917, J. Wallace Coxhead and Miss 
Mary Johnson. 

1913. — At Ottawa, 111., on Novem- 
ber 3, 1917, Samuel H. Cobb and Miss 
Charlotte Hull. 

1913. — In New York City, on Au- 
gust 13, 1917 (not previously recorded), 
George Stone and Miss Emma Kren- 

1914. — At Oak Park, 111., on Sep- 
tember 15, 1917, Guy H. Gundaker and 
Miss Vendeta G. Cudmore. 

1914. — At Harrisburg, Pa., on Octo- 
ber 1, 1917, S. F. Cushman, Jr., and 
Miss Rebecca Kennedy. 

1915. — In New York City, on No- 
vember 9, 1917, Lieutenant Richardson 
Pratt and Miss Mary Cecilia Parsons. 

1915. — In Poland Springs, Me., on 
December 15, 1917, John M. Gans and 
Miss Janette Ricker. 

1915. — In Jacksonville, 111., on July 
16, 1917 (not previously recorded), 
Louis T. Eaton and Miss Margaret 

1915. — In Glenfield, N. Y., on De- 
cember 22, 1917, Sergeant Conrad Shum- 
way and Miss Ettah H. Cobb. 

1917. — In Brooklyn, N. Y., on No- 
vember 30, 1917, Lieutenant G. Irving 
Baily and Miss Dorothea Gray. 

1917. — At South Easton, Mass., on 
November 27, 1917, Lieutenant Sheldon 
B. Goodrich and Miss Nellie D. Ken- 

1918. — In Boston, Mass., on No- 
vember 15, 1917, Robert Ferry Patton 
and Miss Mildred Simonds. 

1918. — At Minneapolis, Minn., on 
August 25, 1917 (not previously re- 
corded), Donald B. Simmons and Miss 
Katharyn Urquhart. 

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Charles Hallock, journalist, author 
and scientist, died on December 2, 1917, 
at the John Dickson Home, Washing- 
ton, D. C. He was one of Amherst's 
most distinguished sons and was widely 
known because of his writings. He was 
a great believer in and lover of the out- 
door life and many of his books are on 
such topics. 

Mr. Hallock was in his 84th year, 
having been born in New York City, 
on March 13, 1831, the son of Gerald 
J. and Eliza (Allen) Hallock. He re- 
ceived the degree of A. B. from Amherst 
in 1854, and A. M. in 1871. He was 
married on September 10, 1855, to 
Amelia J. Wardwell of New York. 

After leaving college, Mr. Hallock 
took up journalism as his career and in 
1855 became editor of the New Haven 
Register. In 1856-1861, he was editor 
of the St. John (N. B.) Telegraph and 
Courier. In 1865 he became a broker 
at St. John and later at Halifax, N. S. 

In 1868 he became financial editor of 
Harper s Weekly, and in 1873 founded 
the magazine, Forest and Stream. In 
1890 he became editor of Nature's 
Realm, and in 1896-1897 was editor of 
the Northwestern Field and Stream. He 
was the first secretary of the Blooming 
Grove Park Association in New York 
(1870-1872) and also served in the '70's 
as director of the Flushing and Queen's 
County Bank. He founded the Inter- 
national Association for Protection of 
Game in 1874, formulating uniform 
game laws in 1875, and was the founder 
of the town of Hallock, Minn., in 1880. 

This town is now the county seat of 
Kittson County. 

Since 1860 Mr. Hallock had done 
collecting and field work for the Smith- 
sonian Institution. He was a member 
of the Long Island Historical Society, 
the Washington Association of Sciences, 
Minnesota and Alaska Historical Soci- 
ety, American Social Science Associa- 
tion, American Ornithologists' Union. 

His first book was published in 1854, 
under the title of "The Recluse of 
the Oconee." In 1863 he published 
"Sketches of Stonewall Jackson." His 
books on the outdoor life include: "The 
Fishing Tourist" (1873), "Camp Life 
in Florida" (1876), "Sportsman's Gaz- 
etteer" (1877), "Vacation Rambles in 
Michigan" (1877), "Dog Fanciers' Di- 
rectory and Medical Guide" (1886), 
"The Salmon Fisher" (1890). Other 
books by him include the "American 
Club List and Glossary" (1878), "Our 
New Alaska" (1886), "Rub It Out" 
(Medical), (1886), "The Luminous 
Bodies Here and Hereafter" (1906), 
"Hallock Ancestry" (1906), and "Peer- 
less Alaska" (1908). He also published 
articles regularly from 1902-1913 in the 
Antiqiiarian and Metaphysical Maga- 
zines as well as pamphlets, monographs 
and articles on national, historical, 
sport and other subjects. 

Interment was at Cypress Hill Ceme- 
tery, Brooklyn, N. Y. 


Levi Clark Littell died at his home in 
Rushville, 111., of lung fever on October 
28th, in his 87th year. He was the son 


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of David and Mary A. (McDonald) 
Littell and was born in Newark, N. J., 
on February 1, 1831, and prepared for 
college at Flushing (L. I.) Institute. 
After one year at Amherst, he left be- 
cause of ill health and after a period of 
rest engaged in business, and later 
taught school. 

When the Civil War broke out he 
enlisted as a private in the Second 
Regiment, District of Columbia, and 
was assigned to guard duty in Wash- 
ington, where he was stationed during 
the greater part of his military career 
In the spring of 1864, he left the army 
and studied theology at Western Theo- 
logical Seminary, Allegheny, Penn., 
graduating in 1867. In the fall of the 
same year, he was ordained to the Pres- 
byterian Ministry at Fort W'ayne, Ind. 

His first pastorate was at W^aterloo, 
Ind., where he remained for sixteen 
years. In 1883 he retired from the min- 
istry on account of ill health, and re- 
moved to Rushville, 111., in which place 
he lived for the rest of his life, engaging 
in the real estate business. For over 
thirty j'cars he was connected with the 
Loan and Homestead Association in an 
official capacity. 

Mr. Littell was married on June 18, 
1873, to Annetta, daughter of Samuel 
McCrear of Rushville, 111. He pub- 
lished many sermons and also "Qualifi- 
cations for a Successful Teacher." In- 
terment was at Rushville. 

Rev. Denis Wortman, Secretary, 
40 W^atson Ave., East Orange, N. J. 

Matthew Walker died at Barre, Mass. 
on September 23, 1917. He was an 
accountant and was 82 years old. He 
was born in Stow, Mass., on August 2-1, 
1835, the son of Matthew and Mary 
(Wrigley) Walker, and prepared for col- 

lege at Williston Seminary. Mr. 
W'alker was married on December 21, 
1871, to Elizabeth L., daughter of 
Stephen Heald of Barre. 

The Rev. Dr. Denis W^ortman writes: 

"I spent four years at delightful Am- 
herst, graduating in 1857. Out of 46 
members, only 7 now survive: G. Beck- 
with, William Crawford, D. D., S. W. 
Hatheway, Jos. Kimball, Biscoe, and 
Wortman. I think two are younger 
than I. I am still Sec. Ministerial Relief 
of the Reformed Church in America. 
Am in very fair repair at 823^. I am 
not now preaching." 

Just as the Quarterly went to press, 
news was received of the death in Des 
Moines, Iowa, of the Rev. Alvah L. 
Frisbie, D. D., one of the leading cler- 
gjTnen in the Congregational Church. 
He died Christmas week at his home in 
Des Moines where he had been in con- 
tinuous pastoral service for 47 years, 
the last seven as pastor emeritus. 

Dr. Frisbie was born in Delaware 
County, New York, on October 22, 
1830, and was, therefore, 87 j-ears old 
at the time of his death. He was the 
son of Daniel G. and Bernice (Lowery) 
Frisbie. He studied at Oberlin for one 
year and then entered Amhepst, receiv- 
ing the degree of A. B. in 1857. His 
theological studies were pursued at the 
Yale Divinity School and Andover The- 
ological Seminary. Amherst conferred 
the degree of D. D. upon him in 1882. 

He was ordained to the Congrega- 
tional ministry in 1860 and was pastor 
at Ansonia, Conn., during the Civil 
War. He was also chaplain for part of 
the time of the 20th Connecticut In- 
fantry. From 1865-1871 he was pastor 
of the First Congregational Church at 
Danbury, Conn., and since then has 
been at Plymouth Church, Des Moines. 

Dr. Frisbie was a member of Loyal 
Legion, G. A. R., was an independent 
Republican, a trustee of Iowa College 

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since 1889, and for twenty years Chair- 
man of the State Board of Home Mis- 
sions for Iowa. He was a great lover of 
poetry and in 1880 published "The 
Siege of Calais and other poems," and 
fifteen years later "Plymouth Vespers, 
Sermons in Verse." 

He was married on July 22, 1859, to 
Jerusha R. Slocomb, of Sutton, Mass. 
and on July 29, 1873, to Martha J. 
Crosby. His home in Des Moines was 
at 1111 Seventh Street. 

Rev. Samuel B. Sherrill, Secretary 
415 Humphrey St., New Haven, Conn. 

Rev. J. F. Gleason of South Amherst 
has resigned his pastorate, at the age of 
82, and will make his home with his 
son. Dr. Edward Gleason, '88, of Onset. 
He has been in South Amherst since 
1895. Mr. Gleason served in the Civil 
War and took part in the battles of 
Wilderness and Gettysburg. It is told 
of him that he enlisted while visiting a 
village as a member of a glee club. 
After two years of active service, he 
was called to Washington for clerical 
duty and at the close of the war accepted 
a position in the treasury department. 


At St. Martin's Church, Providence, 
R. I., on December 16, 1917, a memorial 
tablet was dedicated to the late Rev. 
Lorenzo Sears, L. H. D., who died on 
February 29, 1916. The dedication oc- 
curred during the morning services. 
Prayers were offered by the rector. Rev. 
Arthur L. Washburn, and a brief ad- 
dress was given by Prof. Wilfred H. 
Munro, of Brown University, an asso- 
ciate and friend of Professor Sears. 

The following inscription is engraved 
on the tablet: "In memoriam, Lorenzo 
Sears, L. H. D., 1838-1916: Priest, 
educator, author, gentleman of the old 
school; interpreting the lives of the 

great with rare insight and masterly 
skill; endearing himself to all who 
knew him by his courtly grace and 
thoughtful kindness." 


Hon. Edward W. Chapin, Secretary, 
181 Elm Street, Holyoke, Mass. 
Rev. Leavitt H. Hallock, D. D., of 
Portland, Me., has accepted a call to be 
ad interim pastor of the Congregational 
Church at Bradentown, Fla. 


Herbert L. Bridgman, Secretary, 

604 Carlton Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Herbert L. Bridgman was a member 

of the Brooklyn Advisory Committee, 

which had charge of the raising of the 

War Camp Community Fund. 


Prof. EowaN A. Grosvenor, Secretary, 
Amherst, Mass. 
The Converse Memorial Library at 
Amherst, made possible by the gift of 
$250,000 from Edmund Cogswell Con- 
verse in memory of his brother, James 
B. Converse, who was a member of the 
Class of 1867, was dedicated with im- 
pressive ceremonies on November 8th. 
William Rutherford Mead, also of '67, 
was the architect of the new library, 
and, besides, figures as the first donor 
to it. Mr. Mead, who is president of 
the American Academy in Rome, has 
presented the library with a volume of 
the Memoirs of the Academy. 

Samuel Ward, President of the Sam- 
uel Ward Company, Franklin Street, 
Boston, who has been engaged in the 
stationery business in Boston since 1868, 
died at his home in Newton Centre on 
Thursday, November 22d, in his sev- 
enty-second year. He had been ill for 
the past nine months. He was the last 
of eight generations of Wards who had 
lived in or near Boston since 1646. 


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Mr. Ward was born in Newton on 
December 31, 1845, the son of John and 
Mary Kingsbury Ward. One of his an- 
cestors. Deacon Ward, was the first set- 
tler of Newton. Samuel Ward received 
his early education at the Newton 
schools, and graduated from Amherst 
with the degree of A. B. He then went 
into the stationery business at 74 State 
Street, Boston, and on February 1, 1868, 
established the firm of Ward and Com- 
pany, from which modest beginning the 
large firm of to-day has grown. 

Always prominent in religious activi- 
ties both in Boston and Newton, Mr. 
Ward had served for years as deacon of 
the First Church (Congregational) of 
Newton Centre, and was also Superin- 
tendent of the Sunday-school. He like- 
wise had served as President of the 
National Stationers' Association and 
was a trustee of Euphrates College in 
Harpoot, Turkey. For many years he 
had been a leading figure in philan- 
thi'opy. He was a member of the Bos- 
ton City Club, the Boston Chamber of 
Commerce, the Boston Congregational 
Club and the Neighborhood Club. 

Mr. Ward was twice married, first in 
1872 to Sarah G. Woodworth at Hart- 
ford, Conn., and then in 1901 to Mary 
C. Barstow at Yarmouth, Me., who sur- 
vives him with three daughters and nine 

Three of Mr. Ward's daughters mar- 
ried Amherst men. His daughters are 
Mrs. Paul Ward of Medford, Mass. 
(Helen A.), wife of the late P. T. B. 
Ward, '99; Mrs. M. B. Dunning, of 
Kyoto, Japan (Margaret), wife of the 
Rev. Morton D. Dunning, '96; and 
Mrs. F. A. Lombard, also of Kyoto, 
Japan (Alice), the wife of the Rev. 
Frank A. Lombard, '96. 

At the funeral services on Sunday, 
November 25th, the universal respect 
and esteem for Mr. Ward were shown 

by the great assembly from all the 
churches and all ranks of life. George 
E. Smith, President of the Boston City 
Club, spoke in behalf of the business 
men; C. E. Kelsey, '84, spoke of Mr. 
Ward's church activities; and Rev. 
Wm. E. Huntington of his services as 
a public citizen, on the school commit- 
tee and in other civic capacities. The 
pall bearers included two classmates. 
Rev. Wm. H. Cobb and Dr. Ezra S. 

Professor N. M. Terry, U. S. N., after 
forty-five years of service as Professor 
of Physics at the U. S. Naval Academy 
and twenty-six of these years as head 
of the Department of Physics and 
Chemistry, was transferred last Sep- 
tember to the retired list of Officers of 
the Navy, and will reside on his old 
homestead in Lyme, Coim. Although 
seventy-three years of age, he is in good 
health and spirits, largely due he says 
to his interest in outdoor sports, par- 
ticularly horseback riding, hunting and 
boat sailing, all of which saved time 
for his professional work, as he has 
never lost a week from sickness since 
he graduated from Amherst. 

He is now restoring to its former 
production his grandfathers' farm. 

Prof. Edwin A. Grosvenor, President 
of the national Phi Beta Kappa Society, 
spoke recently at the annual dinner of 
the Harvard Phi Beta Kappa Society 
at Cambridge, and again at a meeting 
of the Phi Beta Kappa Society of Boston 

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

Arthur Sherburne Hardy has written 
a new novel entitled "No. 13 Rue Du 
Bon Diable," which has been published 

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by Houghton Mifflin Company. It 
differs from the general run of detective 
stories in that the author makes no 
attempt to mystify or to mislead the 
reader, but takes him into his confidence 
at once. The New York Times says: 
"The idea is a good one, it is a fairly 
entertaining tale, is written in a better 
style, and its characters are less wooden, 
than is usually the case in stories of this 


William R. Brown, Secretary, 
18 East 41st Street, New York City 

The Rev. John Huse Eastman, D. D., 
a very prominent clergyman in the 
Presbyterian Church, died on Friday, 
November 9th, at his home, 134 Mt. 
Vernon Street, Winchester, Mass. He 
was 69 years old and leaves an unusually 
wide circle of friends. In fact Dr. East- 
man had a genius for friendship, and 
neither the lapse of years or long ab- 
sence ever weakened the ties which 
bound him so strongly to his friends. 
The schoolmates of his boyhood, his 
college friends, his pupils, and the many 
to whom he ministered — none were 
ever forgotten, but all were dearer to 
him as the years went on, and his whole 
life was enriched by friendships that 
were well-nigh ideal. 

He was born in Sandy Hill (now Hud- 
son Falls), N. Y., on July 22, 1849, his 
father being the Presbyterian minister 
at that place. For two years after 
graduating from Amherst he taught 
Latin and Greek at Knox College in 
Illinois, being Acting Professor of Latin 
one year. He graduated from Union 
Theological Seminary in 1875 and re- 
ceived the degree of D. D. from Amherst 
in 1899. 

His first pastorate was at Katonah, 
Westchester County, N. Y., where he 
stayed for twenty years. His only other 

pastorate was at Potts ville. Pa., also for 
twenty years. In 1915 he retired be- 
cause of ill health and went to Win- 
chester to live with his daughter, 
Elizabeth, and his son, Joseph B. East- 
man, '04, of the Massachusetts Public 
Service Commission. 

In his two long pastorates of twenty 
years each, he had the opportunity to 
become thoroughly identified with the 
life of the community in which he lived, 
and he had the highest conception of 
the duties and responsibilities of a citi- 
zen. The village of Katonah, N. Y., is 
noted for its unusual civic spirit and 
community loyalty, and here he did 
pioneer work with the far-seeing men 
who organized a village improvement 
society in the days when such organiza- 
tions were rare. He preached and prac- 
ticed good citizenship, and the genera- 
tion of young people who came under 
his influence feel that they owe to him 
in large degree the high ideals that have 
shaped their lives. 

In Pottsville, Pa., where he lived for 
another twenty years, he served as 
member of the city council for six years, 
and was untiring in his labor for the 
welfare of the community. 

It was as a letter-writer that he did 
perhaps his most effective work. Fif- 
teen years ago he became convinced 
that his work as a pastor could be 
greatly strengthened by writing birth- 
day letters to his parishioners. So he 
began to write to the members of his 
congregation from the babies up, and 
wrote six or seven hundred birthday 
letters a year. Those to children were 
printed with painstaking care and were 
full of the tender grace and humor that 
characterized his understanding of the 
children who loved him as their devoted 
friend. Letters on anniversaries and 
letters to those in sorrow were written 
with such depth of sincerity, such keen 


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sympathy and such spiritual insight 
that no other phase of his ministry is 
remembered with so much love and 

The Rev. R. C. Walker, of Pottsville, 
gave the following tribute to Dr. East- 
man: "He was a man of deep sympa- 
thies! — And they were not only deep 
but broad. He entered into the very 
souls of men and helped them on their 
way to God; with trained hand and 
mind, as of a skilled physician of souls, 
he steadied, corrected and healed the 
hurts of men. No distress was too in- 
significant to elicit his interest and no 
joy so trivial but that he could rejoice 
with the one rejoicing. Broad too were 
his sympathies. No good cause in our 
City ever needed to beg for his support 
—the Churches, the Y. M. C. A., the 
Hospital, the Children's Home, the 
Anti-Tuberculosis Society, the Bible 
Society — all had his cordial and practi- 
cal support." 


Dr. John G. Stanton, Secretary, 
99 Huntington St., New London, Conn. 

The Congregationalist for December 
13th contained a group picture of five 
clergymen, entitled " Wisconsin's Twen- 
ty-five Year Pastors." One of the five 
is the Rev. Judson Titsworth. Of him 
The Congregationalist says: — 

"The Rev. Judson Titsworth was for 
25 years pastor of Plymouth Church, 
Milwaukee, a thinker of the advanced 
type, who in city and state largely in- 
fluenced the religious development in 
his own and other denominations. He 
lives in Milwaukee and answers calls 
for sermons and addresses in different 
parts of the state. At present he is 
interim pastor of First Church, Eau 


Prof. John M. Tyler, Secretary, 
Amherst, Mass. 

Dr. Talcott Williams, Dean of the 
School of Journalism at Columbia Uni- 
versity, was one of the Loyalty Week 

speakers in New Jersey. He has been 
making a number of other patriotic 
addresses. On November 11th he spoke 
on "Why We are at War with the Im- 
perial German Government" at the first 
meeting of the Brookline (Mass.) Civic 
Forum. On December 30th in Brook- 
lyn at the Y. M. C. A. Central Branch 
he discussed "The New Era in the Near 
East." Dr. Williams was in Amherst 
on Sunday, October 14th, spoke at the 
College Church in the morning and at 
the Christian Association meeting in the 


Elihu G. Loomis, Esq., Secretary, 
15 State Street, Boston, Mass. 

Rev. J. W. Ballantyne, of Stafford 
Springs, Conn., who recently resigned 
his pastorate, has reconsidered at the 
request of his congregation and has 
decided to remain. 

Prof. William F. Slocum, President 
Emeritus of Colorado College, lectured 
in November under the auspices of the 
Brooklyn Civic Forum on "The His- 
torical Causes of the War." 

Rev. John P. Trowbridge, of Groton, 
was recently tendered a call to Plain- 
field, Mass., but declined. 

The estate of the late Frederick W. 
Whitridge, lawyer and president of the 
Third Avenue Railroad Company of 
New York City, has been appraised at 
$1,583,876 gross and $1,100,310 net, all 
of which went to his wife. 

Rev. Foster Russell Waite died at his 
home, 171 Putnam Avenue, Hartford, 
Conn., on Friday, November 23rd, at 
the age of 67. He was born in Chicopee, 
Mass., and received his theological train- 
ing at Yale Divinity School, from which 
he graduated in 1877. He was ordained 

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to the ministry at Granby, Mass., in 

Mr. Waite became pastor of the South 
Congregational Church of East Hart- 
ford, where he remained for six years. 
In 1890 he went to Talcottville, where 
he was pastor of the Congregational 
Church there. He gave up pastoral 
work in 1903, however, in order to go to 
Hartford to become superintendent of 
the Hartford Orphan Asylum, which 
position he had held for fourteen years, 
where he had done splendid work. 

His administration has been most 
efficient. Never in the history of this 
orphans' home have so many boys been 
sent on their way to useful lives. Mr. 
Waite has been a constant inspiration 
for the boys in his charge. Already 
several of them are doing service in 
France, and others are at Camp Devens. 

Frederick H. Gillett was a member of 
a small sub-committee in Congress 
which became practically the committee 
of Congress on war expenditures and 
was given jurisdiction over nearly all 
the war appropriations, and its recom- 
mendations were substantially all rati- 
fied and approved by Congress. In 
addition to his work on this committee. 
Congressman Gillett acted through the 
latter part of the session as floor leader 
of the Republicans in the House of 
Representatives on account of the ill- 
ness of Mr. Mann, and at this session 
he has been continued in that position 
by the unanimous choice of the Repub- 

Congressman Frederick H. Gillett has 
been made acting minority leader of the 
House of Representatives, succeeding 
James R. Mann, who was forced to re- 
linquish the leadership because of ill 
health. It is regarded as likely that he 
will hold the post permanently and as 
the Springfield Republican says, "in 

reality he may be on the way to the 
Speakership if the House becomes Re- 
publican within a few years." 

The Brooklyn Eagle s Washington 
correspondent, an unusually astute ob- 
server, writes: — 

"Mr. Gillett is a partisan, but not 
nearly so much of one as Mr. Mann. 
He cannot be recalled as the hero of 
any bitter parliamentary joust, while 
Mr. Mann is identified with scores of 
them. Nobody can remember that Mr. 
Gillett ever employed invective or bit- 
terness in a speech, while Mr. Mann 
has flayed many a parliamentary oppo- 
nent, even though he has usually shaken 
hands with him afterward. Mr. Gillett 
would cause consternation in the House 
if he ever failed to be courteous, either 
to political friend or foe. They would 
think that his whole nature had under- 
gone a startling change. The only point 
of resemblance between Mr. Mann and 
Mr. Gillett is that each wears a beard. 
But even the beards are not alike in 
shape or color. 

" But if Mr. Gillett cannot tie an op- 
ponent into so many parliamentary 
knots as Mr. Mann, there is one point 
at which he excels the Republican 
leader. He has a more thorough knowl- 
edge of how the Government money is 
appropriated and how it is spent. He 
has specialized in appropriations, hav- 
ing for sixteen years been a member of 
the committee from which Mr. Fitz- 
gerald is so soon to retire. His long 
service in the Appropriations Commit- 
tee has made Mr. Gillett the ranking 
Republican member thereof, so that if 
the political color of the House should 
be changed he would automatically step 
into the chairmanship and thereby be- 
come one of the powers that be. 

"There are few more industrious 
members of Congress than Mr. Gillett. 
He is not in the habit of running back 
home for a few days now and then, but 
sticks to his legislative task with a fi- 
delity that puts to shame some of the 
in and outers. He is usually in his seat 
on the floor during sessions, except when 
the Appropriations Committee happens 
to be sitting simultaneously. He follows 
the course of legislation carefully, but 
not with that extraordinary attention 
to detail that is characteristic of Mr. 


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Mann. Nobody will ever know the ins 
and outs of every obscure little bill as 
Mr. Mann does, for the latter is a detail 
man extraordinary; so much of one that 
it often interferes with what are con- 
sidered to be some of the most important 
duties of leadership. Mr. Gillett is a 
detail man only as to appropriations, 
which he makes it his business to study 
with care. 

"Being a modest man and never 
spectacular or clamorous, it is hard to 
realize that Mr. Gillett has been occu- 
pying a seat in the House for twenty- 
five consecutive years. He is 66 years 
old and does not look it. He began his 
Washington career in the Fifty-third 
Congress, having been elected a member 
of that body in 1892 from the Second 
District of Massachusertts, which he still 
represents. This was just at the time 
that Henry Cabot Lodge was leaving 
the House for the Senate and that Gov- 
ernor McCall of Massachusetts was en- 
tering it. Naturally, as a result of such 
long service and because he possesses 
admirable personal qualities, Mr. Gillett 
has the entire membership of the House 
for a friend. When the Speaker recog- 
nizes 'the gentleman from Massachu- 
setts,' even the stranger in the gallery 
knows instinctively that the term 
'gentleman' is not misapplied. 

"Mr. Gillett is a partisan, but a first- 
class American. At the end of each 
session of Congress, when Mr. Fitz- 
gerald makes his little speech praising 
the record of the Democrats in making 
appropriations, Mr. Gillett will reply 
in his own little speech, showing how 
the Republicans would have done it 
much better had they been bossing the 
job. That represents about the most 
virulent exliibition of partisanship of 
which he is ever guilty. But with the 
war on hand he is a loyal American first 
of all, and somewhere down the line of 
statesmanlike qualities he is a Repub- 


William M. Decker, Secretary, 
Til Broadway, New York, N. Y. 

George A. Plimpton, President of the 
Board of Trustees of Amherst College, 
was married on Saturday, November 

10th, to Miss Fanny Hastings, daugh- 
ter of the late General Russell Hastings 
of Civil War fame. The ceremony was 
performed in New York at the Cathe- 
dral of St. John the Divine by the 
Right Rev. David H. Greer. 

Rev. Charles S. Ricketts, of Norwich, 
Conn., has given his four sons to the 
service. His eldest son, Paul, is supply 
sergeant at Fort Lee, Petersburg, Va.; 
Dr. Jay is in naval service at Gibraltar; 
while Kirk, and his younger brother, 
J. Bradford, are both corporals at Fort 
Terry, N. Y. 

Dr. Frank Sargent Hoffman, for 30 
years a professor at Union College, has 
been honored by the Junior Class in 
having their class book. The Garnet, 
dedicated to him. 

Dr. William Cad well Stevens died at 
his home in Worcester, Mass., on 
Wednesday, October 17th. He was 
born in Barre, Mass., on December 16, 
1854, and prepared for college at the 
Worcester high school. After gradua- 
tion he studied at the Boston Normal 
Art School and then taught for a year 
at Nichols Academy, Dudley, Mass. 
Afterwards he taught at Gushing Acad- 
emy, Ashburnham. From 1879 to 1882 
he studied medicine and became resi- 
dent physician at the Rhode Island 
Hospital, Providence. He received the 
degree of M. D. from the Harvard Med- 
ical School in 1883. He practiced med- 
icine in Worcester since then and was 
a member of the Massachusetts Medical 
Society. Dr. Stevens was always greatly 
interested in art and he spent the last 
few years of his life in landscape paint- 
ing, in which he obtained a high rep- 
utation. His works received high recom- 
mendation at the Art Museum, where 
they were recently exhibited. 

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Gilbert Ray Hawes, the Torrens ad- 
vocate and attorney, drafted the two 
bills which the New York Legislature 
passed in 1917 and Governor Whitman 
signed, whereby Savings Banks and 
Trust Companies and other financial 
institutions are now permitted to make 
mortgage loans on Torrens certificates, 
the same as formerly on policies of title 
insurance. Mr. Hawes in an expert of 
the Torrens Law and a recent issue of 
the "North Side News," a newspaper 
published in the Bronx, in New York 
City, contained a picture of him, term- 
ing him, "The Man who Put the 'N' 
in Torrens, By Raising It to the Nth 
Power of Efficiency." 

Rev. a. De W. Mason, Secretary, 
222 Garfield Place, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Through some inexplicable, but it is 
to be hoped not unpardonable error, C. 
S. Ryder was not reported as being 
present at the '77 reunion last June. 
He certainly was there and his class- 
mates, who had for some years missed 
him at their reunions, were rejoiced to 
see him again. He lives on Staten 
Island and his business address is with 
the National Life Insurance Company 
of Montpelier, Vt., with oflSces at 149 
Broadway, New York. 

Collin Armstrong, as Chairman of 
the National Advertising Advisory 
Board, was most active in arranging 
the advertising campaign in behalf of 
the Liberty Loan, the greatest feat of 
its kind on record. His face looks out 
from the pages of Leslie's Weekly for 
November 24th, 1917, as one of the 
three leaders, the others being James T. 
Clarke and William T. Mullally, who 
made this great national financial move- 
ment such a triumphant success. 

recently better known as the Pacific 
Theological Seminary at Berkeley, Cali- 
fornia, Charles S. Nash has built up an 
institution of great prominence and 
value. It soon expects to occupy a new 
group of buildings in close proximity to 
the University of California at Berkeley, 
with which institution it has long heart- 
ily cooperated. It recently celebrated 
its fiftieth anniversary with much en- 
thusiasm. It is a non-sectarian or inter- 
denominational institution and has 
about sixty students, including those 
taking special courses. Its faculty num- 
bers eleven teachers. It has a present 
endowment of $800,000, but seeks an- 
other million to perform its duties to the 
best advantage. And under the leader- 
ship of President Nash we are sure it 
will get what it needs and deserves. 

Charles S. Hartwell recently wrote 
the following patriotic words in the 
Brooklyn Daily Eagle apropos of the 
matter of non-loyalty among public 
school-teachers : 

"The situation appears to be illus- 
trated by three concentric circles. The 
inmost circle represents autocracy, the 
intermediate represents democracy, and 
the third or outer circle indicates anar- 
chy. Democracy is between two fires, 
those of autocracy and anarchy. It is 
the duty and the privilege of young 
men to go to France to fight autocracy; 
it is the duty and the privilege of us 
older men and teachers to struggle with 
anarchy at home. If, when we attack 
the spirit of anarchy and syndicalism at 
home, socialism and pacifism skulk in 
the way, they are likely to get hit! 
Some of us believe that Russian and 
American majority socialism leads 
straight to anarchy and must be op- 

"The times demand an active, per- 
sistent loyalty on the part of all teach- 
ers. Neutrality is now inadmissible. 
Our nation is at war, and every man, 
woman and child must help the Presi- 

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Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 

to each member of the class a copy of 
the August issue of the Amherst Grad- 
uates' Quarterly, containing a report 
of the Fortieth Anniversary and also a 
copy of the class group picture taken 
during the reunion, together with a 
short class letter. He would be glad to 
know if any classmate fails to receive 
this communication. He wishes also to 
call the attention to the following notice 
contained in the circular referred to: 

"Hereafter all news relative to the 
class will be circulated exclusively 
through the medium of the Amherst 
Graduates' Quarterly, and no direct 
communications, except perhaps an oc- 
casional postal card or other brief notice, 
will be sent directly to the members of 
the class. This has been necessitated 
because of the increasing expense and 
labor incident to frequent circulariza- 
tion of the class, and the officers of the 
class are sure that all our members will 
concur with the decision of the class at 
our reunion meeting which directed that 
this method of transmitting class news 
be hereafter emploj^ed. Those class- 
mates wishing to subscribe will kindly 
do so direct to Mr. F. S. AUis at Am- 
herst. The price is $1.00 a year. Mean- 
while, may the secretary remind you 
that the interest and value of the '77 
column in the Quarterly will depend 
upon the frequency and fullness with 
which you send news of yourself or of 
our classmates to me for publication." 

Rev. William W. Leete, D. D., New 
England Field Secretary Congregational 
Church Building Society, had an inter- 
esting article in The Congregationalist 
for December 6th, entitled "Our Part 
Before They Go, Brightening Their 
Days Before They Leave for 'Some- 
where;' " and in The Congregationalist 
for December 20th on, "Saving the 

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

Alden P. White, of Salem, has been 
named by Governor McCall of Massa- 

chusetts to be Judge of Probate and In- 
solvency for Essex County. Judge 
White is a native of Danvers and has 
been an associate justice of the First 
Judicial Court of Essex County, and 
later served as District Attorney of 

A. O. Tower has been appointed 
chairman of the Sheffield Fuel Board 
by the Fuel Administrator for Massa- 

Charles H. Moore has been engaged 
for eight or nine months as agent of the 
State Teachers' Association of North 
Carolina in promoting the interests of 
education in the rural schools for negroes 
in that state. The newspapers report 
his work as very successful. 

Ex-Senator Charles H. Fuller was the 
Democratic nominee at the recent elec- 
tion for Municipal Court Judge in the 
Sixth District of Brooklyn. Although 
the district is normally heavily Repub- 
lican, he was beaten by only 1198, car- 
rying seven out of the ten assembly 


Prof. J. Franklin Jameson, Secretary, 
1140 Woodward Bldg.,Washington,D.C. 

Governor Whitman of New York has 
appointed Walter H. Knapp of Canan- 
daigua as President of the New York 
State Tax Commission. When Judge 
Knapp was first appointed to the tax 
board the Governor did not know he was 
an Amherst man until after the ap- 
pointment had been confirmed. 

President Frank J. Goodnow, of 
Johns Hopkins University, has been de- 
livering a course of lectures before the 
Lowell Institute of Boston on "China 
in the Twentieth Century." The lec- 
tures comprised: November 8th, Phj'si- 

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cal Conditions; November 10th, Econ- 
omic China; November 15th and 17th, 
Intellectual, Philosophical, Social, and 
Political China; November 30th, Mod- 
ern China; December 1st, The Future. 

A very high honor has been bestowed 
upon Mrs. Sumner H. Whitten, wife of 
Sumner H. WTiitten, of Holyoke, Mass. 
She has been appointed National Chair- 
man of Child Welfare Work for the 
National Congress of Mothers and 
Parent-Teacher Associations, succeed- 
ing Anna Steese Richardson, the au- 
thoress and lecturer. 

Prof. J. Franklin Jameson, Historical 
Research Director for the Carnegie In- 
stitution, has been chosen as one of the 
nineteen members of the recently or- 
ganized National Board for Historic 
Service. The board is entirely unofBcial 
but is apt to be of great service, com- 
prised as it is of the leading contem- 
porary American historians who have 
placed their special training at the war 
service of the government. 

Edgar S. Shumway is a member of 
the New York State Guard, Uth In- 
fantry, Co. D. 


Hon. Henry P. Field, Secretary, 
86 Main Street, Northampton, Mass. 

Arthur N. Milliken has provided the 
funds to equip the Chemistry Room in 
the new Converse Memorial Library at 
Amlierst. James Turner has done a 
similar service for the Biblical History 

Mrs. Emma Hodgkins McGregory, 
wife of Prof. Joseph F. McGregory of 
Colgate University, died at Hamilton, 
N. Y., on November 20th. Mrs. Mc- 
Gregory had been an invalid for many 

Dr. Wallace C. Keith of Brockton was 
elected and installed as grand master of 
the Grand Council of Masons at its 
annual assembly in Masonic Temple, 
Boston, on December 10th. The new 
head of the Cryptic rite in Massachu- 
setts has been deputy grand master the 
past year. He became a Mason in 1904 
in Paul Revere Lodge of Brockton. 

Frank W. Blair had an interesting 
article in the Williston Seminary Bulle- 
tin for October on "The Early Days of 
Ciu-ve Pitching." 

Hon. George Patten Lawrence, of 
North Adams, Mass., for fourteen years 
Congressman from the First Massachu- 
setts district, died at the Hotel Belmont 
in New York City on November, 21 
1917. He retired from Congress in 1913, 
having made an enviable record. For 
the last few months he had not been in 
the best of health, his duties as chairman 
of a local exemption board having been 
especially exacting because of his deter- 
mination to be entirely fair and im- 

Mr. Lawrence was born at Adams, 
Mass., on May 19, 1859, his father 
being the late Dr. George C. Lawrence. 
He received his early education in the 
North Adams schools and entered Wil- 
liams College in the fall of 1876. After 
one year at Williams he entered Amherst 
and was graduated with the Class of 
1880, receiving the degree of A. B. 
Subsequently Williams gave him the 
degree of A. M., and Amherst, LL. D. 

He studied at Columbia Law School 
and in the oflSce of Pingree and Barker, 
of Pittsfield, being admitted to the bar 
in 1883. He soon built up a successful 
practice. In 1885 he was appointed 
Judge of the Northern Berkshire Dis- 
trict Court, and was at the time the 
youngest judge in Massachusetts. 

He held this post for nine years, re- 


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signing upon his election to the Massa- 
chusetts Senate where he served three 
years, being President of the Senate the 
last two. He was then elected to Con- 
gress on the Republican ticket, serving 
continuously for more than fifteen years. 
In 1914 he declined a renomination, al- 
though the nomination was equivalent 
to an election. 

Congressman Lawrence was so well 
liked that he was often referred to in 
the newspapers as George "Popular" 
Lawrence. His circle of friends ex- 
tended among all classes. His position 
of leadership was unique in that the 
people of his home city turned instinc- 
tively towards him in every kind of 
public extremity or demonstration. His 
funeral was attended by a great many 
public officials, including the Governor 
of the state. 

His wife, who was Miss Susannah 
Bracewell of North Adams, died on 
December 19, 1914. They had no 

The following is an extract from an 
editorial in The Springfield Republican 
of November 22d: 

"George Lawrence was an excep- 
tional man. He had a warm heart, a 
kindly look upon life, a big and cheery 
laugh, and back of that a strong and 
upright manhood. Men liked him and 
trusted him, and his rise in political 
life was steady and only ceased when 
he willed it. He had substantial abil- 
ity, which responded to every call that 
was made upon it. He came to be one 
of the leaders of his section, and was 
not only trusted but loved. 

" Upon his retirement from Congress, 
four years ago, Mr. Lawrence looked 
forward to taking up work apart from 
politics. Governor Poss placed him on 
the public service commission, but he 
soon resigned in order to give his full 
attention to his invalid wife. Her death 
served to remove what had come to be 
the absorbing matter of his life. There- 
after he lived much to himself, though 
he was responsive to all the public in- 

terests as occasion called him to the 
front. He gladly gave his time to the 
work of the draft exemption board, and 
his friends noticed how deeply he was 
moved by the national crisis. This 
added to the drain upon his nervous 
power. Those who cherished his friend- 
ship were unwilling to admit that his 
strength was being slowly undermined, 
and that his outlook upon life was less 
cheerful than of old, though the fact 
was apparent. This period of decline 
deepened the affection of those who 
knew him best, though no one of them 
foresaw the possibility of the tragedy 
which has come. 

"The going of this able and kindly 
gentleman and devoted public servant 
will carry a very real sense of loss to all 
who knew Mr. Lawrence. At the time 
of his nomination to Congress in the 
fall of 1897 Judge Lawrence wrote to a 
friend: 'The fact that you have given 
me much strong support is an inspira- 
tion, and I promise that at least my 
official life will be clean, and that I will 
try to live up to the ideals you would 
have me.' How abundantly that pledge 
was redeemed, those who followed Mr. 
Lawrence's career will understand. The 
habitual consideration for others that 
marked his life appeared in that pathetic 
last note which he wrote." 


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

Henry C. Hall has been appointed 
chairman of the Interstate Commerce 

Mvnsey's Magazine for December 
contains an article by Lawrence Abbott 
on "Theodore Roosevelt and His Four 

Edwin Perry Wells, of 120 Institution 
Avenue, Newton Centre, Mass., died 
very suddenly early on Thursday night, 
December 13th, at Newton Highlands, 
after arriving from Needham. He 
started to run for a street car to take 
him to his home and had gone but a few 
steps when he dropped dead. 

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Mr. Wells was the son of Hiram C. 
and Ellen M. (Perry) Wells, and was 
born in Southbridge, Mass., on June 2, 
1859. He prepared for college at Hitch- 
cock Free High School, Brimfield. After 
graduation he was associated for one 
year with Professor Emerson as assist- 
ant in geology at Amherst. He was in 
business in Boston from 1882-1887 with 
the American Optical Company, and 
was an oflBcer of the Gas and Electric 
Company and Water Supply Company 
of Southbridge from 1887-1895. In 
1895 he became president of the Globe 
Optical Company at Boston, retiring 
from business a few years ago. 

He had lived in Newton for the last 
twelve years. Mr. Wells was also an 
instructor in the Klein Optical School, 
and treasurer of the New England As- 
sociation of Opticians. In 1882 Amherst 
conferred upon him the degree of B. S. 
He was married October 25, 1882, to 
Addie, daughter of Henry Greene of 
W'arren, Mass., who survives him. 


John P. Gushing, Secretary, 

Whitney ville. Conn. 

Rev. Dr. Charles S. MiUs, of Mont- 
clair, N. J., is chairman of the commis- 
sion named by the Congregationalists 
to raise the Pilgrim Tercentenary fund 
of $5,000,000. The fund is to be raised 
by December 20, 1920, and is for pen- 
sions for Congregational ministers. The 
plan closely follows the Carnegie fund 
plan in that ministers and churches 
contribute aimually. In brief the aim 
is to provide all ministers retiring at the 
age of 65 with a pension of $500 a j' ear, 
or the receipt of that sum at death, if 
it occur earlier. 


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

Osgood Smith had charge of the work 
of securing in Cuba subscription to the 
Second Liberty Loan. 

Calvin H. Morse of Denver, Colo., has 
been serving on the criminal grand jury. 

Prof. Edward S. Parsons has accepted 
the educational secretaryship of Camp 
Meade at Baltimore, Md. This is one 
of the national army cantonments and 
accommodates about 40,000 men. 

Justice Arthur Prentice Rugg was 
elected one of the councillors of the 
American Antiquarian Society at its 
105th annual meeting held in October 

"Noontime Messages in a College 
Chapel," which was recently published 
by the Pilgrim Press, contains sLsty- 
nine brief addresses to young people by 
twenty-five well-known preachers of 
different denominations. Among the 
contributors is the Rev. Howard A. 

WiLLARD H. Wheeler, Secretary, 
2 Maiden Lane, New York, N. Y. 

Samuel H. Kinsley of Colorado 
Springs, Colo., has been elected vice 
president of the Colorado Bar Associa- 
tion. He has also been appointed by 
Governor Gimter of Colorado a mem- 
ber of the legal advisory board for the 

Edward M. Bassett has been elected 
a vice president of the Brooldyn Demo- 
cratic Club. He also was a member of 
the general committee which had charge 
in Brooklyn of the house canvass for the 
United States Food Administration. 

Henry Holt and Co. have recently 
published "Our Democracy; Its Ori- 
gins and Its Tasks," by Prof. James H. 
Tufts of Chicago University. 


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Charles E. Kelsey is chairman of the 
Newton branch of the American Red 


Fkank E. Whitman, Secretary, 

411 West 114th Street, New York City 

George M. Turner, for several years 
Head of the Science Department of 
Masten Park High School, Buffalo, 
N. Y., removed to Riverside, Cal., 
about a year ago, where he is now con- 
nected with the Science Department of 
the Polytechnic High School. Address, 
228 Linwood Place, Riverside, Cal. 

Sir Herbert B. Ames was one of the 
three "Government" Members of Par- 
liament elected in the Province of Que- 
bec, December 17, 1917, in a total dele- 
gation of sixty-five members. 

Frank E. Whitman and Miss Ethel 
M. Griff en were married on December 
1, 1917, in the St. Ambrose Chapel, 
Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New 

Mrs. O. D. Hunt, mother of the late 
W. A. Hunt, and well known to all 
members of '85, died suddenly at her 
home in Amherst, early in September, 

Sir Chentung Liang Cheng, honorary 
'85, died last February as he was about 
to start on a visit to this country. 

Carlos P. Sawyer has for many years 
been Honorary Librarian of the Chicago 
Bar Association Library and one of the 
Association's Board of Managers. 

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

Prof. Edmund B. Delabarre is the 
author of a pamphlet just issued, enti- 
tled, "The Middle Period of Dighton 

Rock History." This was reprinted 
from the publications of the Colonial 
Society of Massachusetts, Vol. XIX. 

Prof. Clarence H. White, Professor of 
Greek at Colby College, Waterville, 
Me., has changed his address to 58 
Pleasant Street, Waterville. For sev- 
eral years Mrs. White has been at the 
head of the musical department of 

Samuel S. Parks is a member of one 
of the local exemption boards in Chicago, 

The sermon preached Thanksgiving 
morning at the First Presbyterian 
Church, Washington, D. C, by the 
Rev. John Brittan Clark, D. D., its 
pastor, has been printed in pamphlet 
form. The subject is "The Harvest, a 
Prophecy of the Results of the War." 
This is a most interesting presentation 
of some of the results which are likely 
to follow the close of hostilities. Dr. 
Clark was also the orator at the banquet 
of the 94th annual congress of Chi Phi, 
in Philadelphia in December. . 

Congressman Allen T. Treadway was 
a member of the Congressional delega- 
tion which visited Hawaii in November 
to study general conditions there and 
gain knowledge of its legislative needs. 
Before sailing a series of patriotic meet- 
ings were held in the West, urging sub- 
scriptions to the Liberty Loan and ex- 
plaining America's war purposes. 

Rev. Milo H. Gates, vicar of the 
Church of the Intercession, New Y'^ork 
City, went to Camp Upton in Decem- 
ber, where he will remain for three 
months preaching and doing religious 

Hallam F. Coates is in the Red Cross 
Ambulance Service in France. 

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Frederic B. Pratt, Secretary, 
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Ralph S. Rounds, Esq., has been ap- 
pointed by Governor Whitman of New 
York as a member of the commission to 
make an investigation into the west side 
improvement situation in New York 
City and report to the next legislature. 
This is a matter in which the New York 
Central Railroad is vitally interested. 

Magistrate Alexander Brough of New 
York and Mrs. Alice Southard Macom- 
ber were married on Satiu-day after- 
noon, November 17th, in the Church of 
the Transfiguration, New York, by 
Rev. Luke M. White of Montclair, N. J. 
His son, John Brough, who is now in the 
Navy, acted as best man. 

Frederic B. Pratt, together with Al- 
fred T. White, another public-spirited 
citizen of Brooklyn, have presented the 
City of New York with a gift of 123 
acres of land fronting on Jamaica Bay, 
to be used as a public park. This splen- 
did gift comprises property valued at 
$280,755.48. Mr. Pratt has also been 
appointed a member of the committee 
in New York to assist in the war savings 

Arthur B. Call is engaged in research 
work, making special investigations for 
the Government. 


Asa G. Baker, Secretary, 

6 Cornell Street, Springfield, Mass. 

John E. Oldham was recently elected 

a vice president of the Investment 

Bankers' Association of America. 

Samuel D. Warriner has resigned as 
Piesident of the Lehigh Navigation 
Electric Company and the Harwood 
Electric Company. He remains a di- 
rector of both companies. 

The Amherst Student announces that 
Asa G. Baker, long associated with the 
production of Webster's Dictionary, has 
very generously offered to supply extra 
copies of the Dictionary where needed 
in the new Converse Memorial Library 
at Amherst. 

At the last commencement of Bates 
College, Rev. Herbert P. Woodin was 
given the honorary degree of D. D.; and 
also preached the Baccalaureate sermon 
to the Senior Class, when sickness pre- 
vented President Chase from so doing. 

David L. Kebbe is a member of the 
Town Committee for the Connecticut 
State Council of Defense. 


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

Rev. William Horace Day, D. D., 
was chosen as moderator of the National 
Council of Congregational churches at 
the recent convention held in Columbus, 
Ohio. The term is for two years and 
the honor is one of the highest in the 
Congregational church. The Congrega- 
tionalist for October 18th contained a 
full-page picture of Dr. Day on the 
front cover page. In the same issue ap- 
peared an eulogistic article in regard to 
Dr. Day, reading in part as follows: 

"Dr. W. H. Day is first and last a 
man of the pastor's instinct and enthu- 
siasm. While he is an excellent preacher 
clear and direct, broad and sensible, 
winsome and convincing. Dr. Day has 
never chosen to spend time in his study 
to write books or polish courses of lec- 
tures, but only as much as thorough and 
conscientious preparation for his pulpit 
work required. He has been a man 
whose first interest was in getting things 
done in the parish, in the city and in 
the state. He has always been a, man 
of the quickest sympathy with individu- 
als who needed him or who thought 
they needed him. Few men have so 
consistently made it a life habit to say 


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the right thing and do the right thing 
at just the right time." 

Prof. George B. Churchill was re- 
elected to the Massachusetts State Sen- 
ate from the Franklin-Hampshire dis- 
trict at the recent election. He also has 
been chosen a member of the Executive 
Committee of the Republican Club of 
Massachusetts and was a delegate to 
the Republican State Convention in 

Rev. Arthur F. Newell, pastor of 
Waveland Park Congregational Church 
in Des Moines, has accepted a call to 
Sloan, Iowa. 

Philip M. Reynolds of Boston has 
been chosen a member of the Executive 
Committee for Massachusetts in charge 
of the sale of the United States War 
Saving Certificates and Thrift Stamps. 

Prof. William E. Chancellor is chair- 
man of the Wayne County (Ohio) Four 
Minute Men, and also served as a mem- 
ber of the County Liberty Bond Com- 

Dr. Herbert C. Emerson has been ap- 
pointed a member of the Springfield 
(Mass.) Fuel Commission. 

The Journal of Philosophy, Psychology 
and Scientific Methods for December 6th 
contained an article entitled "Struc- 
ture," by Prof. Frederick J. E. Wood- 
bridge of Columbia. He also had an 
article in the September issue of the 
Columbia University Quarterly on "The 
Importance of Philosophy." 

Stuart W. French has resigned his 
position as General Manager of the 
Phelps-Dodge Corporation, after eight- 
een years of life on the desert frontier, 
and is at present living in Pasadena, 
Calif. His address is 556 Prospect 
Boulevard, Pasadena. 


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

Frank E. Dunbar, Esq., of Lowell, 
has been elected Vice president for the 
5th district of the Republican Club of 

Trumbull White is president of the 
Investors Public Service with offices in 
the Singer Tower, 149 Broadway, New 

Governor Charles S. Whitman of New 
York has been delivering a number of 
stirring, patriotic addresses. He spoke 
at Miami, Fla., on November 29th, be- 
fore the Atlantic Deeper Waterways 
Association Convention on the impor- 
tance and desirability of deepening the 
Hudson River to permit deep-sea craft 
to ply between New York and Albany. 

Allan B. MacNeill is in Army Y. M. 
C. A. work in France. 


Nathan P. Avery, Esq., Secretary, 
362 Dwight Street, Holyoke, Mass. 

The British Government has asked 
President Wilson to send six men to 
England to lecture in England and Ire- 
land on the reason why America is in 
the war. Among the six chosen by the 
President is the Rev. Sartell Prentice. 

Governor Whitman has designated 
Harry A. Cushing as the Government 
Appeal Agent for Draft Board No. 156 
of New York City. 

H. Nelson Gay of Rome, Italy, is 
chairman of the committee in Italy to 
see that the purchase, preparation, and 
delivery of the ambulances obtained 
through the American Poet's Commit- 
tee, are expeditiously accomplished. 

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The Liberty Loan Committee of New 
York published two pamphlets by Albert 
H. Walker, which were widely dis- 

Professor J. S. Reeves of the Univers- 
ity of Michigan published an essay in a 
recent issue of the National Law Review 
on the interpretation of present treaties j 
as to whether or not the old Prussian 
treaties are still in existence. 

H. Miles Nims writes that his only 
boy, Henry S. Nims, 19 years old, volun- 
teered last April in his old company and 
is now in Spartanburg, S. C, with Co. 
A, 105th U. S. Infantry, formerly the 
2d N. Y. Infantry. 

The Class of 1891 holds four dinners 
each year in New York. The first one 
of the present season was at the Hamil- 
ton Club in Brooklyn on November 9th 
and was especially noteworthy because 
George A. Morse came all the way from 
Norfolk, Va., to be on hand. He told 
of his experiences in command of the 
U. S. S. Bahette, of how the new men are 
broken in, of Election Day at sea, and 
of his hopes to get to the other side by 
spring. Those present were W. F. 
Brainerd, F. H. Hitchcock, Dr. C. R. 
Hyde, H. J. Lyall, O. B. Merrill, G. A. 
Morse, Rev. S. Prentice, Dr. R. B. 
Ludington, F. Ryckman, A. H. Walker, 
and J. P. Woodruff. 

The Christmas dinner of the Class 
was held on Friday, December 21st, at 
the New York Athletic Club. Those 
present included Hitchcock, Hyde, 
Ludington, Lyall, Merrill, Prentice, 
Ryckman, and Woodruff. 


DiMON Roberts, Secretary, 
43 South Summit St., Ypsilanti, Mich. 

Cornelius J. Sullivan and Miss Mary 
J. Quinn, supervisor of design in the 
School of Household Science and Arts 
of Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, N. Y., 
were married on November 21st, in the 
Church of the Paulist Fathers, New 
York City. Mr. Sullivan has been re- 
elected vice president of the National 
Exhibition Company which operates the 
New York National League Baseball 

The Yale University Press have in 
preparation "The Chronicles of Amer- 
ica," a series of fifty narratives, edited 
by Allen Johnson, Professor of American 
History in Yale University. 

Charles E. Burbank is Captain of Co. 
E, 19th Infantry, Massachusetts State 
Guard, and also Chairman of the Public 
Safety Committee, West Boylston, 


John H. Grant, pastor of the First 
Congregational Church, Elyria, Ohio, 
has been released for three months' 
service in the Y. M. C. A., and is at 
Camp Sheridan. 

R. Stuart Smith is in France on a spe- 
cial mission for the American Red Cross. 


Frederick S. Allis, Secretary, 
Amherst, Mass. 

Charles D. Norton who, by appoint- 
ment of President Wilson, is a member 
of the Executive Council of the Amer- 
ican Red Cross, has returned from a 
tour of inspection of the British, French, 
and Italian fronts. Relating his experi- 
ences at a meeting of Red Cross workers 
at headquarters in Washington, he de- 
clared that our troops in France are in 
high spirits and keen to fight, so keen 
in fact, that they sometimes battle 
among themselves. Mr. Norton was 

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highly pleased with the work of the 
Red Cross and also mentioned the 
splendid work being done by the Y. M. 
C. A. and the Knights of Columbus, 
who are everywhere working hand-in- 
glove with the Red Cross. 

Prof. Herbert P. Gallinger of Amherst 
is spending his Sabbatical year in re- 
search work in Modern European his- 
tory at Columbia University. His ad- 
dress is 520 West 122d Street, New 
York City. 

State Conservation Commissioner 
George D. Pratt of New York State 
has been appointed a member of the 
Fuel Conservation Committee of New 
York. In an illustrated lecture before 
the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sci- 
ences on December 1st, Commissioner 
Pratt explained that parts of the old 
Erie Canal would this year be used as 
hatcheries for fish. 

Silas D. Reed of Taunton was elected 
to the Massachusetts State Senate on 
the Republican ticket from the First 
District of Bristol County at the last 

William C. Breed has been appointed 
Chairman of the Red Cross War Fund 
Committee of New York City and is to 
direct the New York Red Cross cam- 
paign for the second hundred million 
dollars. New York's allotment is 
twenty-four million. Breed has also 
been appointed a member of the Na- 
tional Red Cross War Fund Committee. 
He will retire from active practice for 
two or three months and devote his en- 
tire time to the Red Cross campaign. 
Breed has been elected a member of the 
Executive Committee of the Union 
League Club of New York. 

Eugene W. Leake has become a 
member of the law firm, Breed, Abbott 
& Morgan. 

Charles D. Norton has resigned as 
vice president of the First National 
Bank of New York City and been 
elected president of the First Security 
Company, succeeding George F. Baker. 
This company is controlled by First Na- 
tional Bank interests. 

Paul Abbott, son of Henry H. Abbott, 
went to France last May when he was 
eighteen years old and drove a muni- 
tions truck for six months under the 
A. A. F. S. At the expiration of his 
term of enrollment last November he 
enlisted with the American Red Cross 
and is now driving an ambulance on the 
Italian front. 

George D. Pratt, Jr., has also been 
driving a munitions truck in France 
under the A. A. F. S. 

George F. Wales is Sergeant, A. Co., 
M. S. G. 11th Regiment. 

"When God Was Near," by the Rev. 
Lewis Thurston Reed (Fleming H. Re- 
vell Company) has recently been pub- 
lished. It is a series of sermons preached 
in the Flatbush Congregational Church 
by Mr. Reed. 

William C. Breed was a member of 
the New York Committee in charge of 
raising Greater New York's quota of 
500,000 members for the American Red 
Cross. Mortimer L. SchifF, '96, was a 
member of the same committee. 

The American Soldiers and Sailors 
Club, with the Rev. and Mrs. Frederick 
W. Beekman as directors, was formally 
opened in Paris on October 20th by 
American Ambassador Sharp. As stated 
in the last issue of the Quarterly, Dean 
Beekman has been given leave of ab- 
sence by his Bishop to carry out this 
work. He was selected not only be- 
cause of the work he has done in Penn- 

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sylvania, but also because for many 
years he was a soldier and as a captain 
commanded a group of cavalry through- 
out the Spanish American War. Con- 
cerning his work, he writes as follows: 

"On August 12th we sailed from New 
York on the Espagne and arrived in 
Bordeaux on the 21st. Since then we 
have been in Paris. At first we deter- 
mined the question as to whether or not 
there was a place for our Club, as we 
were somewhat doubtful as to just how 
the ground might be covered by the 
Y. M. C. A. and other organizations, 
but after conferences with General 
Pershing and others we advised our 
friends at home that there was a decided 
place for it, and we then went to work 
to find quarters and establish ourselves 
as soon as possible. On October 19th, 
after delays which to an American would 
seem impossible, and yet which one 
must realize as regards these war days 
in particular, — although the French at 
any time are not particularly rapid in 
business — we had our formal opening. 

"We are just three weeks old to-day 
and attendance has grown until on 
Wednesday night of this week over 175 
men crowded our rooms when Mr. and 
Mrs. Francis Rogers of New York en- 
tertained with songs and recitations, 
and Dr. Knox of Johns Hopkins gave 
the men a straight talk on the 'Battle 
of Paris.' Of course, it is this battle 
that brings us here, because it is quite 
as serious as the actual conflict, if not 
more so. Thousands of brave able men 
are very likely to seriously impair their 
efficiency in the centres, when on leave 
or on duty. The department of work 
and healthful recreation with the influ- 
ence of fine American women and men 
is quite as important in the long run as 
any other. In fact, in the last analysis 
it will win or lose the war. 

"We have the usual billiard room, 
reading and writing rooms, movie ma- 
chine, long table filled with magazines, 
bookshelves filled with books, music 
room with pianos, victrola, games, etc., 
lounging seats, and tea room — most at- 
tractive — at which forty-eight men took 
tea and sandwiches and jam on Sunday, 
with an average of twenty-five every 

" My wife has organized the American 

women, so that four or five are always 
on duty. We have a staff of eight now 
who give their time regularly to the 
Club. My first assistant is the Rev. 
Norman Kimball, curate of St. Paul's 
Church, Milwaukee, graduate of the 
University of Wisconsin and Oxford. 
Our relations with the Y. M. C. A. are 
most cordial and in fact I have, on their 
invitation, addressed their men at their 
Paris headquarters and have accepted 
an invitation to speak in their huts in 
different sections of France. 

"I have been made a Chaplain, as- 
signed to special duty here and am busy 
getting my uniform with the silver cross 
on my collar and the Captain's bars on 
my shoulder. I presume that I will be 
known as the Chaplain of Paris if I stay 
here long enough, which is altogether 

"Within a very short time we will 
run an American restaurant, where 200 
men can get an American meal at cost. 

"Two or three weeks ago, Charlie 
Norton came in on an investigating tour 
of the Red Cross, and I also ran into 
Hamilton, who is a major in the Quarter- 
master Department, but now assigned 
to some point out of Paris. 

"You may be interested to know 
that I preached the annual sermon in 
memory of the fallen Allies in the Brit- 
ish Embassy Church last Sunday morn- 
ing. It was a difficult thing for an 
American to do, but a great privilege 
to be asked to share with them in that 
sacred hour." 


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

Superintendent Frank E. Spaulding 
of the Cleveland (Ohio) schools, who is 
an Amherst man in the Class of 1889, 
has taken steps towards putting into 
operation a program to make the 
schools' educational advantages avail- 
able to persons who can not profit by 
them because of the necessity of earning 
a livelihood. In this connection Charles 
W. Disbrow has been appointed in 
charge of the free employment bureau 
which has been established as a clearing 


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house for the business men of the city 
desiring part-time help and young per- 
sons who wish to work part time and 
attend school. 

Milo C. Burt is now located at Tama- 
qua. Pa. He is Director of the Chemical 
and Physical Research Plant at the 
Atlas Powder Company. 

Congressman Bertrand H. Snell has 
moved his family to 2400 16th Street, 
Washington, D. C. 

Rev. Gilbert H. Bachelor of Lake 
City, Mich., has been making speeches 
for the Red Cross. 

T. Wheelock Craig of Falmouth, 
Mass., is now connected with the Fal- 
mouth Free Public Library. 

Willis D. Wood of New York has 
been interested in Red Cross, Y. M. 
C. A., and Liberty Loan Committees. 

Wallace H. Keep, Box 20, Traverse 
City, Mich., on account of his health, 
resigned from the Pullman Company 
a year ago and is now enjoying outdoor 
life among the pines and birches and 
oaks about three miles from Traverse 
City. He reports sleighing before No- 
vember, also that his health is much 

Dr. Frederick C. Herrick is Visiting 
Surgeon to two hospitals in Cleveland, 
and Captain in the Medical Reserve 

Charles O. Seymour is now located 
at Steeplerock, N. Mex., with the Car- 
lisle Mining Company. 

Harold F. Hayes' new address is 204 
Central Building, Rochester, N. Y. 

Francis C. Pitman is organist of Lin- 
coln Park Baptist Church, West New- 
ton, Mass. — 

Captain Benjamin D. Hyde of the 
Medical Unit, Quartermaster's Depart- 
ment, Mass. State Guard, went with 
his full equipment on the first relief 
train to Halifax, December 6th. The 
services of this unit were especially ap- 
preciated and much suffering was re- 
lieved by their promptness in answering 
the call for relief. 

Harlan F. Stone, Dean of the School 
of Law at Columbia, has published a 
book, "Law and Its Administration," 
which has received much favorable 
comment. He has also written an in- 
troduction to one of Herbert Spencer's 
essays, "The Sins of Legislators," pub- 
lished in " Man vs. The State." Among 
Dean Stone's other recently published 
articles is one on "The Mutuality Rule 
in New York." In 1916 he was elected 
President of the Association of American 
Law Schools and not long ago was ap- 
pointed member of the Council on Legal 
Education of the American Bar Associa- 

Francis R. Fletcher is now with 
Scovell, Wellington & Co., 110 State 
Street, Boston. 

Dr. Albert S. Baker of Kealakekna, 
Hawaii, was a delegate to the Civic 
Convention at Honolulu. At the ban- 
quet the plate was passed and $1090 
raised for the Red Cross. 

Herman S. Cheney of Southbridge, 
Mass., was elected in November, on 
the Republican ticket, Representative 
in the State Legislature from the Fifth 
district of Worcester County. 

Rev. Frederick D. Hayward is now 
pastor of the Congregational Church at 
Ticonderoga, N. Y. 

Warren W. Tucker is now located at 
201 Devonshire Street, Boston. 

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Rev. E. A. Burnham of Syracuse, 
N. Y., is moderator of the New York 
Congregational Conference. He has 
been re-elected for three years to the 
Board of Directors of the New York 
Home Missionary Society and they 
have continued him as Chairman of the 
Committee on Bureau of Pastoral Sup- 
ply for Vacant Churches in the State of 
New York. His son, Randolph, has 
entered the medical course in Syracuse 

Frank L. Clark's son, Ransom Butler 
Clark, age 19, has enlisted in the U. S. 
Naval Reserve Flying Corps, Hydro- 
plane service. He recently completed 
an eight weeks' course in ground work 
at Cambridge, Mass., and is now sta- 
tioned at Bay Shore, L. I. Professor 
Clark reports that Miami University 
has about 200 men in service. His son 
was in his Sophomore year at the Uni- 
versity. Professor Clark and wife made 
a short visit to Cambridge this summer. 
He has done some Red Cross work and 
reports a year of unusual prosperity in 
the Department of Greek. He has a 
half year's leave of absence in 1918, 
which he intends spending in the East. 


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

Calvin Coolidge was re-elected Lieu- 
tenant-Governor of Massachusetts on 
the Republican ticket at the recent 
election by a plurality of over one hun- 
dred thousand. He ran ten thousand 
votes ahead of Governor McCall. 

Augustus Post, executive secretary of 
the Aerial League of America, has gone 
to France as a member of a commission 
which will establish a foreign service 
bureau to assist our aviators and other 
members of the air service in everv wav 

possible. The Aero Club of America 
very patriotically arranged for this 
committee and has extended to the 
Aerial League the privilege of partici- 
pating in this work. 

Herbert L. Pratt has temporarily re- 
tired from active service in the Stand- 
ard Oil Company of New York, where 
he has been first vice president for the 
past six years, in order to devote all of 
his time to the work of the New York 
State Food Commission. By appoint- 
ment of Governor Whitman he has been 
made a member of the State Council of 
Farms and Markets. 

Rev. Ransom P. Nichols has been 
elected to the board of trustees of the 
Wesley Collegiate Institute, a school of 
the Methodist Episcopal Church lo- 
cated at Dover, Del. Doris Adelaide 
Nichols is a member of the junior class 
of the school, and headed toward Mount 

Walter R. Stone has been re-elected 
Mayor of Syracuse, N. Y., on the Re- 
publican ticket. 

The Congregationalist for November 
29th contained an interesting article by 
the Rev. Jay T. Stocking, D. D., writ- 
ten from Camp Lee, Petersburg, Va., on 
"Moral Ideals of the Administration," 
as seen and tested at close range. 

Dwight W. Morrow is director for 
the State of New Jersey of the War 
Savings Committee. He presided at 
the annual meeting on December l-tth 
and 15th of the Academy of Political 
Science at which war problems, includ- 
ing the relation of capital and labor 
during the war, were discussed. Mr. 
Morrow has been elected a member of 
the Executive Committee of Group 8, 
New York Bankers' Association. 

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On November 28th Mr. Morrow ad- 
dressed several hundred members of the 
New York Bond Men's Club and urged 
them to take an active part in war 
economy. A portion of his address 
which aroused the greatest enthusiasm 
was as follows: 

"The nation that can do without the 
most for the longest period," said Mr. 
Morrow, "that will be the nation with 
the stoutest heart. War means discour- 
agement; war means disappointment. 
War means the making of plans over 
and over and over again, and watching 
the frustration of those plans over and 
over again. War means a Gallipoli, and 
perhaps another Gallipoli; another Ru- 
manian and another Italian disaster. 
War means discouragement until all 
but the stoutest hearts are sick. This 
war will be won by the nation that can 
best stand disappointment, by the na- 
tion that has the stoutest heart. It is 
going to depend upon men like you all 
over the United States whether or no 
America shall be the nation with the 
stoutest heart." 


Thomas B. Hitchcock, Secretary, 
10 State Street, Boston, Mass. 

Raymond J. Gregory has been ap- 
pointed by the Fuel Administrator for 
Massachusetts as chairman of the 
Princeton (Mass.) Fuel Board. 

Rev. Edwin P. Robinson has been 
elected one of the directors of the Asso- 
ciated Charities of Holyoke, Mass. He 
has also had charge of the erection and 
direction of the Hospitality Tent at 
Camp Bartlett. At one time over 
20,000 troops were quartered at the 
camp. The Hospitality Unit has min- 
istered to the relatives and friends of 
the soldiers, and there has been no 
other place of shelter for them. 

Robert B. Metcalf is chairman of the 
Board of Selectmen of Winchester, 

Because of ill health the Rev. Robert 

H. Cochrane of the First Congregational 
Church, Marion, Mass., has resigned his 
pastorate. He has gone to Denver, 
Colo., where he will remain for some 

Roberts Walker, Esq., has been ap- 
pointed by Governor Whitman as the 
Government Appeal Agent for Draft 
Board No. 181, Borough of Queens, 
New York City. 

In the fire which destroyed Lyman 
Williston Hall at Mt. Holyoke College, 
the oldest building on the campus, on 
Saturday, December 22d, Prof. Samuel 
P. Hayes, head of the Psychology De- 
partment, sustained a heavy personal 
loss. This included all his manuscript 
of lectures, and records of his research 
work, the accumulation of the past ten 
years. It will take years of work to 
replace the documents. 

W. Eugene Kimball is Treasurer of 
the Y. M. C. A. at Camp Upton, 
Yaphank, N. Y. 

Rev. Herbert A. Jump of Manchester, 
N. H., was the college preacher at Mt. 
Holyoke on November 18th. 

Edwin T. Robbins is undergoing 
surgical treatment in Boston as a result 
of being seriously burned in an accident 
that occurred on his Washington ranch 
in February, 1916. With his wife and 
their children he is living at 31 Gardner 
Street, Allston. 

Mortimer L. Schiff has been very 
active in war activities. He is by ap- 
pointment of National Food Adminis- 
trator Herbert C. Hoover a member of 
the Federal Milk Commission, organ- 
ized to investigate the milk situation. 
He also was a member of the Campaign 
Committee which raised five million 
dollars in December for the Jewish War 

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Sufferers' Fund and the Jewish Board 
for Welfare Work in the United States 
Army and Navy. Mr. Schiff headed a 
sub-committee which raised over 

The Commercial and Financial Chroni- 
cle of November 3rd reprinted an ad- 
dress by Mr. Schiff on "War Time Bor- 
rowing by the Government." 

He was also appointed a member of 
the committee in New York to assist in 
the war savings campaign. At the war 
finance meeting of the American Acad- 
emy of Political and Social Science, 
held in Philadelphia in November, Mr. 
Schiff made one of the principal ad- 
dresses. Speaking on the subject of 
war taxes, he declared that there must 
be no hampering of enterprise by un- 
wise or unjust taxation, that the public 
must not be discouraged and values 
jeopardized by an unfriendly govern- 
mental attitude towards business, that 
capital as well as labor must be per- 
mitted to earn a fair return, that issues 
of Government bonds must not be too 
frequent, that a fair rate of interest 
must be paid, that there should be no 
discrimination between large and small 
investors, that the Government if nec- 
essary must monopolize the investment 
market and that thrift and economy 
must be the rule. 

Rev. Charles L. Storrs was married 
on April 9, 1917, to Miss Mary Merrick 
Goodwin at Shaowu, Foochow, China. 

In an endeavor to complete the files 
of class and college teams for the 
Trophy Room in Pratt Gymnasium, 
copies are wanted of pictures of the 
'96 football, baseball, and track teams. 
Any member of the Class who is willing 
to donate any such pictures to the col- 
lege will confer a favor by advising the 
secretary, whose new address is to be 
noted above. 


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

Prof. Charles W. Cobb of Amherst 
has been granted a year's leave of ab- 
sence, so that he could enter govern- 
ment service. He has chosen the avia- 
tion branch and is connected with the 
Bureau of Instruction, in charge of 
teaching in the eight ground schools for 
aviators. The Amherst Student for Oc- 
tober 22d had the following editorial in 
regard to him: 

"When Professor Charles Cobb left 
yesterday afternoon to take up govern- 
ment work for the remainder of the war, 
Amherst temporarily lost one of its big- 
gest men. In college as a member of the 
Class of 1897 and as one of the Faculty 
since 1908, he has always been active in 
Amherst affairs. 

"One field alone does not mark Pro- 
fessor Cobb's capabilities. He is an au- 
thority in mathematics, music and 
philosophy. The Glee Club has always 
been one of his chief interests. He was 
a member of it while he was in college 
and since 1909 been director of it. The 
heights which the Amherst Glee Clubs 
have reached have been largely due to 
him. He has also been leader of the 
College Choir for the past three years. 
His book on rhythm shows his under- 
standing of that subject. He is one of 
the leading mathematicians of New 
England, having also ^vTitten several 
textbooks in this field. 

"Professor Cobb goes from us now 
because he has heard the call of our 
country. Just as he has been of so 
much service to Amherst so will he be 
to the nation. But we shall miss him." 

The Journal of Philosophy, Psychol- 
ogy and Scientific Methods for December 
6th contained an article by Professor 
Cobb, entitled, "The First Antinomy 
of Kant." 

Twins, a son and a daughter, were 
born to Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Moses of 
Brooklyn, N. Y., on December 20th. 


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Prof. Percy H. Boynton was one of 
the speakers at the seventh annual 
meeting of the National Council of 
Teachers of English, held in Chicago 
in early December. 

Alexander Hamilton Backus is cler- 
gyman of the American Church in Paris 
and is also serving in one of the Canteens 
of the English Army. 

William A. Morse is in Army Y. M. 
C. A. work. He has been at Framing- 
ham and at Carap Devens and expects 
to go to France this spring. 

Raymond V. Ingersoll is a member 
of the Board of Directors of the Brook- 
lyn Zoological Association. 

Prof. Marshall H. Tyler is now con- 
nected with Rhode Island College at 
Kingston, R. I. 

E. M. Blake is with the Aberthaw 
Construction Company, contracting en- 
gineers, 27 School Street, Boston. Plans 
are progressing to lay keels for three 
destroyers early in February. 

The annual Class dinner will be held 
in New York this year during the month 
of February. 


Rev. Charles E. Merriam, Secretary, 

201 College Ave., N. E., Grand Rapids, 


Dr. Arthur M. Clapp, one of the fore- 
most specialists on electrical therapeu- 
tics in the City of Springfield, Mass., 
was electrocuted accidently by a high 
frequency coil in his office, at 6 Chestnut 
Street, on the evening of Wednesday, 
October 31st. Approximately fifty 
thousand volts, the full load of the 
street line connection, passed through 
his body, causing almost instant death. 
His body was found Ij'ing in the door- 

way leading from his waiting room to 
his inner office. Both his hands were 
clasped around the vibrating machine, 
which was running at full power. Just 
how the accident occurred is not known, 
but it is believed to have been due to 
unfamiliarity with the machine, result- 
ing in a sudden release of greater volt- 
age than could be withstood. He was 
testing out a Morgan high frequency 
coil used for X-ray and electrical pur- 
poses. The ordinary load of the elec- 
trical wire in his office was one hundred 
and ten volts, but recently he had con- 
nection made with the main electrical 
wire on State Street. Dr. Clapp was 
widely known in Springfield and locality. 
He was a member of the staff of the 
Springfield Hospital and enjoyed a wide 
practice. For the past two years he 
was physician at the Hampden County 

He was a native of Northampton and 
was forty-one years old. He was born 
March 1, 1876, and prepared for college 
at the Northampton schools. Dr. Clapp 
received his medical training at the 
Albany Medical School and at the Har- 
vard Medical School, graduating from 
the latter school in 1902. After gradu- 
ation, he served as an interne at Spring- 
field Hospital and began active practice 
at Ware. He remained there for six 
months and then located in Springfield 
in 1904. Last August, he underwent an 
operation for gallstones in one of the 
Boston hospitals, returning only about 
four weeks to his practice before his 

Dr. Clapp was married in 1905 to 
Miss Edith W. Bates, of Northampton, 
who survives him with a son, Harrison, 
five years old. He was a member of the 
Springfield Clinical Club; the Spring- 
field Academy of Medicine; the Mass. 
Medical Society; and the Phi Kappa 
Psi fraternitv. 

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An article on "Diplomatic Days in 
Mexico" by Edith O'Shaughnessy, in 
the November Harper s, contains an 
interesting mention of a dinner at 
Harold Walker's residence, which ad- 
joined the British Legation. 

Rev. Burton E. Marsh of New Hamp- 
ton, Iowa, has declined a call recently 
extended to him from Milford of that 

On January 1st, Charles K. Arter, 
Esq., became a member of the firm of 
Hoyt, Dustin, Kelley, McKeehan & 
Andrews, Cleveland, Ohio. 

Daniel B. Trefethen is chairman of 
Exemption Board No. 4, Seattle, Wash. 


Edward W. Hitchcock, Secretary, 
Woodbury Forest School,Woodbury,Va. 

Edward Bartlett Nitchie, founder and 
president of the New York School for 
the Hard of Hearing, died on Thursday, 
October 4th, at the Post Graduate 
Hospital in New York, after two months 
illness. Mr. Nitchie was 40 years old 
and was born in Brooklyn, the son of 
Henry E. Nitchie and the late Elizabeth 
Dunklee. At Amherst he was a Phi 
Beta Kappa man and a member of the 
Beta Theta Pi fraternity. He was very 
deaf at the time of his graduation and 
took up the study of lip-reading for 

In 1903, as a result of his studies, 
Mr. Nitchie founded the New York 
School for the Heard of Hearing, at 
156 Fifth Avenue, New York, now the 
largest school of its kind in the country. 
He also founded the New York League 
for the Hard of Hearing in 1911, to aid 
the deaf in various ways. 

On June 18, 1908, Mr. Nitchie mar- 
ried Miss Elizabeth Logan Helm of 
New York, and she survives him, with 

a little son, Edward, Jr.; his father, 
who lives in Westfield, New Jersey; a 
brother, John E., and two sisters, 
Elizabeth and Clara. 

Mr. Nitchie had made the aiding of 
the deaf his life work, and wrote ex- 
tensively on the subject. He was the 
author of several books on training for 
the deaf, the last of which " Lip Reading 
Principles and Practice," is in use in 
schools for the deaf throughout the 

Prof. Raymond S. Dugan of Prince- 
ton LTniversity, in conjunction with Dr. 
Alfred G. Mayer, Director of the De- 
partment of Marine Biology of the Car- 
negie Institution, is giving a popular 
and largely attended course in naviga- 
tion at Princeton to students who expect 
to enter various departments of the 

The December issue of the Century 
contains an article by Emery Pottle, 
entitled "Christmas at Pont-a-Mous- 
son." He also had a story in the No- 
vember Harpers, entitled "A Mistake 
in the Horoscope," and a story in the 
December Touchstone. 

Burges Johnson has recently pub- 
lished through Little, Brown and Co., 
a new book for teachers of English, en- 
titled "The Well of English and the 
Bucket." It is "an interesting and 
helpful analysis of the art of writing 
better," says the Brooklyn Eagle. He 
also had an article on the art of writing 
in The Independent for October 6th, 
"Making My Pen Behave." 

Harry B. Marsh of Springfield, Mass., 
was chosen President of the New Eng- 
land Mathematics' Teachers Associa- 
tion at a meeting held in Boston on 
December 8th. 

Rev. Wellington H. Tinker had 


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charge of the campaign at the Massa- 
chusetts Agricultural College to raise 
funds for the Y. M. C. A. War Work. 
He has been engaged in this sort of 
work for several months, and has vis- 
ited colleges and universities all over 
the country. 

A number of interesting articles by 
the Rev. Rodney W. Roundy have re- 
cently appeared in The Congrcgation- 
alist. These include "Tackling the 
Great Job for the Pilgrim Fund" (De- 
cember 27th) ; " Talladega College after 
Fifty Years," its recent anniversary 
celebration (December 13th); and 
"Colored Congregational Chiu*ches" 
(October 25 th). 


Arthtjb V. Lyall, Secretary, 
225 West 57th Street, New York City 

Dr. Edwin St. John Ward is now lo- 
cated in Washington, D. C, in the 
interest of the Red Cross. At the time 
the war broke out, he held the chair of 
surgery in the Beirut College in Syria. 
He returned to the United States and 
in January, 1916, with a stafiF of workers 
and medical supplies, went to Turkey 
to fight the scourge of typhus then rag- 
ing in that country. He left Turkey 
some months ago and since than has 
been actively engaged in Red Cross 
work in Paris. Dr. Ward returned to 
this country in December and reached 
Longmeadow, Mass., just in time to 
spend Christmas with his family. 

Lawrence F. Ladd has moved from 
Pleasantville, N. Y., to 22 Chamberlain 
Parkway, Worcester, Mass. 

Walter A. Dyer of Amherst is spend- 
ing the winter at 91 Franklin Street, 
Hempstead, N. Y. Recent magazine 
contributions by him include "The 
Thing that Peter Wrought," a story in 

The Designer for December; "The 
Doggies," a poem in The Pictorial Re- 
view for December; "Annabel's Goose," 
a story in Collier's for December 15th; 
besides articles in Country Life, The 
Art World, The International Studio, 
etc. On December 23rd Mr. Dyer lec- 
tured at the Metropolitan Museum of 
Art, New York, on "American Furni- 

Prof. Harold C. Goddard of Swarth- 
more College contributes an article on 
"Transcendentalism" to Volume I of 
the Cambridge History of American 
Literature, recently issued by G. P. 
Putnam's Sons. He also published an 
article on "Sugar" in the New Republic 
for November 17th. 

Ray S. Hubbard is representing the 
War Department Commission on Train- 
ing Camp Activities in Community 


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

The coveted award of the thirty-third 
degree, honorary, of the Scottish Rite, 
with one exception the highest honor in 
the power of Masonry to bestow, was 
conferred in October upon Charles E. 
Robertson of Atlanta, Ga. This is an 
honor only awarded to those Masons 
who have distinguished themselves 
through special attention and service 
to the order. Mr. Robertson, who is a 
well-known attorney in Atlanta, has 
been prominent in Masonic circles for 
many years, is Past Master of Palestine 
Lodge, No. 486, and Past Venerable 
Master of Hermes Lodge of Perfection; 
also director of the work in the Scottish 

The Outlook for October 31st con- 
tained an article by Preserved Smith, 

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entitled "Luther, 1517-1917," the occa- 
sion being the four hundredth anniver- 
sary of the posting of Luther's famous 
thesis on the church door at Wittenberg. 

Prof. Frederick F. Moon is the author 
of an article on "Food Producing 
Possibilities" in New York Forestry for 

A. F. Hamilton, Esq., of Athol, has 
been appointed an assistant to the Legal 
Advisory Board for the 12th district of 
Worcester County, Mass. 

Elmer W. Wiggins who has for several 
years been in the employ of E. I. Du 
Pont de Nemours & Co. recently at 
their Hopewell (Va.) plant has been 
made Superintendent of their Arlington 
Works at Arlington, N. J. 


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

Anson E. Morse is serving as a special 
research librarian at Princeton Univer- 
sity, acting in an advisory capacity to 
students who are taking courses in his- 
tory and political science. 

Rev. Jason Noble Pierce was commis- 
sioned Captain and Chaplain of the 
14th Infantry Mass. State Guard in 
August, 1917. 

Rev. William Reid, pastor of the 
Baptist Church at Hyde Park, Mass., 
has joined the army of Y. M. C. A. 
workers for the American forces. He 
has been commissioned by the War 
Work Council as Field Secretary and 
has been given an eight months leave of 
absence by his church. He left for 
France on December 28th to take up 
his new duties. 

Eldon B. Keith has been appointed 
chairman for Plymouth County, Mass., 
of the War Savings Campaign. 


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

Harold F. Greene was appointed 
General Sales Manager of the Bond de- 
partment of the Guaranty Trust Com- 
pany of New York City on November 
21st. He was formerly Sales Manager 
for E. H. Rollins & Sons of Boston. His 
district included New York State, with 
headquarters at Albany. His first con- 
nection with the investment security 
business was with Isidore Newman & 
Son of New- York. During the Liberty 
Loan campaigns he was a member of 
the Eastern New York Committee for 
the distribution of the Liberty Loan, 
and had charge of fourteen counties in 
the eastern New York district. 

Foster W. Stearns has resigned as 
State Librarian of Massachusetts be- 
cause of having received a commission 
in the National Army. 

Joseph W. Hayes is Chief Psychologi- 
cal Examiner at Camp Dix, Wrights- 
town, N. J. 

Albert W. Atwood was one of the 
speakers at the fall meeting of the 
American Academy of Political and So- 
cial Science of Philadelphia, at which 
the subject under discussion was war 
finance. He spoke on the same subject 
to the Present Day Club of Princeton, 
N. J., in October, and to the Wednesday 
Luncheon Club of the same place in 

His articles in the Saturday Evening 
Post continue to attract wide attention 
and are frequently quoted. A few of 
those that have recently appeared are: 
"How Rich Men Invest" (December 
15th), "Bolstering Up the Money Mar- 
ket" (December 8th), "Cutting Up the 
Melons" (November 24th), "The Price 
of Liberty Bonds" (November 3rd), 


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"Are Bonds on the Bargain Counter?" 
(October 20th), and "Roll Call of the 
Millionaires" (October 13th). 


Karl O. Thompson, Secretary, 
11306 Knowlton Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 
Fayette B. Dow, one of the lawyer- 
examiners of the Interstate Commerce 
Commission, was closely associated on 
behalf of the Commission with the re- 
cent famous 15 per cent, rate case. 

Ernest M. Whitcomb served as a dele- 
gate to the Republican State Conven- 
tion in Massachusetts last fall. 

Merrill Bishop has been appointed 
Government Appeal Agent for Draft 
Board No. 37 of Brooklyn. 

E. O. Merchant, specialist in econom- 
ics for the Federal Trade Commission, 
at Washington, has charge of the read- 
justment of print paper prices between 
the Government and the news print 
manufacturers. Public hearings were 
conducted at New York in January, 
and conferences have been held with 
Canadian commissioners. 

The Secretary calls attention to his 
new street address in Cleveland. 


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

Edward C. Crossett has moved to 
Washington, D. C, with his family for 
the duration of the war. He is the head 
of the Bureau of Chapter Production 
of the Red Cross and directs the output 
of all knit goods, hospital garments and 
all dressings that are made by all the 
Red Cross Chapters throughout the 

Maurice A. Lynch was the Demo- 
cratic candidate at the November elec- 

tion for Municipal Court Justice in the 
Fifth District, New York City. Al- 
though the district is normally Repub- 
lican by several thousand, Lynch made 
so excellent a run that it was not until 
two days after election that it was defi- 
nitely determined that the Republican 
candidate had won. Lynch's election 
was at first announced. 

Edward A. Baily is doing war work 
in Washington for the Treasury De- 
partment in connection with the sale of 
war saving and thrift stamps. He has 
charge of enlisting the cooperation of 
the water, gas, electric light, heat and 
power, and street railway corporations 
throughout the United States, in intro- 
ducing and pushing the sales of the 
stamps and was chosen for this task 
because of his experience with the Na- 
tional Association of Edison Illuminat- 
ing Companies, of which he has been an 
officer for a number of years. 

Jeremiah H. Kelliher is a member of 
the Park Commission of the City of 
Fitchburg, Mass. 

George B. Utter is what is termed in 
Rhode Island as a Scrutineer in the 
draft. He is given the names of the 
drafted men who ask for exemption and 
is expected to look them up; go into 
their homes, investigate their stories, 
and then decide whether or not the 
man should be exempted. He also re- 
cently received another appointment in 
connection with the food administra- 
tion. He has one-half the county to 
look out for and if it ever comes to the 
bread tickets, it will be his job with six 
deputies to hand them out. At present, 
the main task is the checking up of the 
state inventory of food. 

As a member of the Executive Com- 
mittee of the Rhode Island Republican 
Central Committee, Utter had a hand 


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in securing the right for women to vote 
for President of the United States, 
Rhode Island being the first eastern 
state to give this right. 

Rev. A. J. Derbyshire is now in 
France where he is doing Y. M. C. A. 
war relief work. 

As a result of the last election, Leslie 
R. Fort is now a member of the City 
Council of Plainfield, N. J. He is also 
a corporal in the New Jersey Home 
Defense League. 

A daughter Barbara, was bom on 
Election Day, November 6th, to Mr. 
and Mrs. R. D. Wing of Brooklyn, N. Y. 

The Rev. Edwin Hill von Etten of 
Pittsburgh was the college preacher at 
Amherst on Sunday, October 21st. 

Volume V, No. 1, of the 1905 Mephifif 
made its appearance on December 18, 

George H. B. Green has been ap- 
pointed Deputy Income Tax Assessor, 
with an office in Cambridge. His home 
address is 30 . Clyde Road, Watertown, 
Mass. A son, George H. B. Green, 3rd, 
was born on September 29th to Mr. and 
Mrs. Green. 

Dr. Walter W. Palmer is now con- 
nected with the Presbyterian Hospital, 
New York City. He is an officer in the 
Medical Reserve Corps, but has not 
yet been called. 

Francis H. Judge is now with the 
Lamson Company, 100 Boylston Street, 
Boston, of which W. F. Merrill, '99, is 
President and General Manager. 

Herbert S. Beers has recently become 
Sales Manager of the Business Bourse, 
341-347 Fifth Avenue, New York City. 

Ralph S. Patch is a corporal in the 
Home Defense League at Plainfield, 

William T. Rathbun has changed his 
address to 15 Beech Street, East Orange, 

Emerson G. Gay lord was Chairman 
of the General Committee in Chicopee, 
Mass., in charge of raising funds for the 
Red Triangle War Work campaign. He 
has been elected a member of the cor- 
poration of the Springfield Hospital, and 
has also been made President of the 
recently organized Cabot Trust Com- 
pany at Chicopee. 

Henry E. Warren has moved to 920 
Centre Street, Newton Centre, Mass. 

Under the leadership of the Rev. 
Fritz W. Baldwin of Harvard Congre- 
gational Church, over 300 boys of 
Brookline have signed pledge cards 
that they will earn and give $10 apiece 
to the Y. M. C. A. War Work Council 
before April 1st. 

William Thomas Hutchings was acci- 
dentally killed at Minneapolis, Minn., 
on September 20, 1917. Death was the 
result of an automobile accident to 
which there appears to have been no 
direct witnesses. Hutchings was driv- 
ing with his two boys on the way to 
his office, using the automobile belong- 
ing to his company. His wife had gone 
ahead with his own car, intending to 
meet him at the office and bring home 
the boys. He apparently was proceed- 
ing with a clear course on his side of 
the street, when a trolley car approached 
from the opposite direction. Suddenly 
the automobile swerved sharply to the 
left and ran directly in front of the 
trolley, too late for the collision to be 
avoided. What caused the sudden 
swerve is unknown, but apparently Mr. 
Hutchings applied the brakes 40 feet 
from where he struck and it is believed 
the steering gear broke. The automo- 
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death occurred within a very few hours. 
Both the boys were badly shaken up 
and it was feared that one of them was 
hurt. They both recovered, however. 

Rlr. Hutchings was born in West 
Danby, N. Y., April 2, 1877, the son 
of Henry Fisher and Velma Weed 
Hutchings. He attended a preparatory 
school in Ithaca and later graduated 
from the Cortland Normal School. In 
college he was a member of Phi Kappa 
Psi and was secretary of his Class the 
entire fom* years. 

After leaving college, he became con- 
nected with the Graton & Knight Man- 
ufacturing Company, of Worcester, 
Mass., and at the time of his death was 
manager of the Minneapolis branch, 
which he himself established, and where 
he was doing excellent work. For years 
he had been a member of the Apollo 
Club of Minneapolis, a musical organiza- 
tion of 80 or 90 men, and at the funeral 
services the members of the club sang 
"Crossing the Bar" and "Friendship." 
He also belonged to the Civic and Com- 
merce Association and sang in the Glee 
Club of that organization. He was also 
a Mason. 

Mr. Hutchings was married at 
Adrian, Mich,, on July 3, 1909, to 
Miss Genevieve L. Lintner. She sur- 
vives him with two sons, William, aged 
6, and Robert, aged 3. Burial was at 
his old home. West Danby, N. Y. 


Charles P. Slocum, Secretary, 
202 Lake Ave., Newton Hlds., Mass. 

A new novel by Bruce Barton, enti- 
tled "The Making of George Groton," 
began in the November issue of The 
American Magazine. 

Rev. George E. Cary of Holden, 
Mass., was granted a three months' 
leave of absence in November to take 

up Y. M. C. A. work in the army 

Rev. George C. Hood of Nanhsuchou 
Auhuri, China, is in America on fur- 
lough. His home address is 94 East 
3rd Street, Corning, N. Y. Shortly be- 
fore he reached this country a very in- 
teresting letter was received from him 
in regard to his work in China. He 

"Our work is in a small city of about 
30,000 inhabitants, but it is the political 
and commercial center for a region 100 
miles from east to west and about 50 
miles from north to south. The work is 
new and was opened about five years 
ago when the railroad first came through 
so we are growing up with the region and 
with about the same rapidity that the 
new (the railroad, etc.) affects this old 
civilization. We are a little less than 
400 miles from Shanghai. We get the 
China Press, an American newspaper, 
published in Shanghai, the day after it 
is off the press. Our railroad has 
through connection to Peking on the 
north and we get the Peking Gazette, the 
oldest newspaper in the world, the day 
after it is printed. 

"Our staff consists of ten foreigners 
(we are foreigners out here) and twenty 
odd Chinese workers. There are twelve 
teachers, eight evangelists and one busi- 
ness agent. More than half of our for- 
eign staff are new and so still at work 
on the language. With Mr. and Mrs. 
Carter in America, the direction of 
most of the work falls to me this year. 
In our schools are some two hundred 
boys and fifty odd girls. One hundred 
and thirty of these are in this city. 
Sixty-five are in a city sixty miles east 
of here and the rest are in five country 
schools. So you see the work is scat- 
tered. Besides these places with schools 
evangelists are working half a dozen 
other centers." 

Daniel Beecher is speaking in Los 
Angeles in the interest of the Red Cross, 
Liberty Loans, and the like. 


Harry W. Zinsmaster, Secretary, 
Duluth, Minn. 

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Arthur L. Kimball, Jr., is a member 
of the Amherst Faculty this year, taking 
the place of Prof. Charles W. Cobb in 
mathematics, while the latter is in 
Government service. 

George Edward Rawson and Miss 
Florence Alice Perkins were married on 
Saturday, October 13th, at the home of 
the bride in SuflBeld, Conn. The cere- 
mony was performed by Prof. G. Walter 
Fiske, '95, Dean of Oberlin College, 
and the Rev. K. C. MacArthur of Suf- 
field. F. Allen Biu-t, '08, was one of 
the ushers. Mr. and Mrs. Rawson are 
now at home at 57 Warner Street, West 
Somerville, Mass. 

H. C. Keith has recovered from a 
three months' illness. His Company 
just now is very busy turning out army 

W'illiam Sturgis, recently married, is 
western manager for To-day's House- 
wife, with headquarters in Chicago. 

Lon G. Feagans has been active in 
the Los Angeles Red Cross and Liberty 
Bond campaigns. 

Horatio E. Smith is in Y. M. C, A. 
War Work. 

James A. Sprenger is a Y. M. C. A. 
Secretary in camp in France. He has 
been giving lessons in French to the 
Americans and lessons in English to the 
French, has been made a co-director of 
the Foyer du Soldat with a Frenchman 
in charge, and has been a regular 
member of the staff of the Heavy Artil- 
lery School (American), as instructor 
in French to the officers. 


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

Miss Madalyn Black Bickford, daugh- 

ter of Mrs. Samuel R. Bickford of New 
York City, and Cuthbert Hague were 
married on Saturday, October 29, 1917, 
in Brooklyn. Ralph A. Kennedy, '0-1, 
acted as best man. Mr. Hague is the 
son of the late Rev. Dr. Henry Hague 
(Archdeacon Hague) of St. Mathews, 

On November 17th, F. Marsena Butts 
was married to Miss Louise Mirick, 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Henry 
Mirick of Worcester. Butts is a lieu- 
tenant in the Ordnance Department of 
the United States Reserve, and for the 
past year Miss Mirick has been secre- 
tary to Frederick S. AUis of the Alumni 
Council. Lieutenant and Mrs. Butts 
will be at home after February 1st at 
Northbrook Courts, 16th and Newton 
streets, N. W., Washington, D. C. 


George B. Burnett, Jr., Secretary, 
Amherst, Mass. 

Word has been received from General 
Pershing of the death in France on No- 
vember 3rd of Major Birdseye Blake- 
man Lewis. Major Lewis was a mem- 
ber of General Pershing's staff and was 
in the aviation section. Signal Corps of 
the army. 

The cablegram announcing his death 
gave no details and it is not known 
whether he died from wounds received 
in action or through an accident. 

Major Lewis was 29 years old, a resi- 
dent of Millbrook, N. Y., a member of 
the Millbrook Hunt Club and an expert 
huntsman. He was a grandson of the 
late Blakeman Lewis, one of the organ- 
izers of the Iverson Book Company, 
now the American Book Company. 
Three years ago he married the daugh- 
ter of Oakleigh Thorne, the New York 
capitalist. He was born on February 
23, 1888. Burial was at the front. 


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The fielding averages of the American 
League, just announced, show that John 
Henry of the Washington Baseball Club 
was the best catcher in the entire league. 
He leads all the catchers. Playing in 
59 games, he made 274 put-outs, 54 
assists and only 4 errors, for a grand 
average of .988. Baseball fans realize 
this is a remarkable record. 

Roger A. Johnson has been appointed 
professor and head of the Department 
of Mathematics at Hamline University, 
St. Paul, Minn. He has been an in- 
structor in Mathematics in Western 
Reserve University at Cleveland for 
the past few years. 

Captain Joseph Bartlett Bisbee, Jr., 
who won his commission as Captain in 
Infantry at Plattsburg on November 
24th, was married on November 29th 
to Miss Catharine Flint, daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. John Wyman Flint. The 
wedding was at Wood Brae, the home 
of the bride's parents.'at Bellows Falls, Vt. 

J. D. Brownell, President of North- 
land College, Ashland, Wis., is in the 
East doing missionary work for his col- 
lege and meeting with great success. 

Paul A. Fancher is teaching English 
at Hamilton College. He has recently 
edited "A Book of Hamilton Verse." 

A. D. Keator, Associate Librarian of 
Carleton College, Northfield, Minn., 
presided over the 25th annual meeting 
of the Minnesota Library Association 
at its session October 8-10, 1917. 

W. Evans Clark has left Princeton 
and is now located at 39j^ Washington 
Square, New York City, where he is 
doing writing and research work for the 
Utilities Magazine. 

H. L. Corey represented the Cham- 
pion Spark Plug Co., during the Auto- 
mobile Show, in New York. 

Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Lawton of Lynn 
announce the arrival on October 14th 
of Ernest J. Lawton, Jr. 

Rev. Arthur B. Boynton, for the last 
four years pastor of the West End Re- 
formed Church of Port Jervis, N. Y., 
has resigned his pastorate to take up 
Y. M. C. A. War Work. 

Prof. George F. Whicher is the author 
of the chapter on "Early Essayists" 
which appears in Volume I of the Cam- 
bridge History of American Literature, 
recently issued by G. P. Putnam's Sons. 


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

Raymond M. Bristol and Miss Doro- 
thy Fletcher of Northampton, Mass., 
were married on Thursday, October 
11th, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. B. 
Root, in Somers, Conn. 

A daughter, Vida Eleanore, was born 
to Mr. and Mrs. William J. Babcock on 
October 8th. 

Rev. William W. Patton was installed 
as pastor of the North Congregational 
Church at Haverhill, Mass., on Wednes- 
day evening, October 24th. Rev. Cor- 
nelius H. Patton, D. D., '83; Rev. Ne- 
hemiah Boynton, D. D., '79; Rev. Ed- 
ward C. Boynton, '07; and Rev. M. R. 
Boynton, '10, took part in the ceremony. 

A daughter, Mary Lee, was born on 
December 17th to Mr. and Mrs. Pren- 
tice Abbot of 5 First Place, Brooklyn, 
N. Y. 

Announcement was made at Christ- 
mas of the engagement of First Lieu- 
tenant Waldo Shumway and Miss Helen 
Davis, daughter of Mrs. H. C. Davis 
of Boston. 

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Donnell B. Young has been secured 
to coach the Amherst track team this 
year, during the absence of Professor 
Nelligan. He is in Amherst three times 
a week during the winter and every day 
during the spring. 

William Baker Powell sailed on De- 
cember 12th for France where he is 
engaged in war work of the National 
Y. M. C. A. 

G. W. Williams has recently sailed for 
Russia, where he will be connected with 
the Military Y. M. C. A. at the front. 


Alfred B. Peacock, Secretary, 
384 Madison Street, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Frank J. McFarland, acting Sergeant 
apprentice of Battery A, 305th Field 
Artillery, lost his life at Camp Upton, 
Long Island, on October 29, 1917, from 
injuries received in a railroad crash at 
the camp the previous day, Sunday. A 
large number of visitors spent the day 
at the camp and most of the soldiers 
were at the railroad station to greet 
them. Hundreds of the soldiers climbed 
up on some freight cars which were 
backed on a siding. 

They were singing and cheering when 
an empty Long Island railroad excur- 
sion train from Brooklyn drew out to 
make way for another excursion train. 
The empty train was backed on to the 
siding where the freight cars were, and 
before anyone realized the danger 
struck the freight cars at the end of the 
siding, forcing one box car over a tem- 
porary bumper and into a crowd of sol- 
diers and civilians. The victims were 
pinned under the rods and trucks of the 
freight car. 

One soldier died before he could be 
pried out from under the wheels. Mc- 
Farland, who had been standing on the 

platform, fell beneath the wheels and 
one leg was amputated while the other 
was badly crushed. He was taken at 
once to the Base Hospital, but died 
within a few hours. Twelve other sol- 
diers were seriously injured. 

Sergeant McFarland was a member 
of the National Army and, before being 
drafted, had taken a preliminary train- 
ing course at Governor's Island, for he 
was anxious to make himself as efficient 
a soldier as possible. As a result of his 
training he was made a non-commis- 
sioned officer. Following his death, his 
battery commander paid him a stirring 
tribute before the members of his 

He lived with his parents at 117 Han- 
cock Street, Brooklyn, N. Y., and on 
leaving Amherst entered the employ of 
the American Express Company. Since 
1913 he had been assistant to the general 
manager of Browne & Co. He was a 
member of the Chi Psi fraternity and 
was 24 years old. 

J. Henry Vernon and Miss Ruth L. 
Hill, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. Fred 
Hill, were married on Thursday, No- 
vember 8th, at the home of the bride's 
parents in Southbridge, Mass. After a 
honeymoon in the West, Vernon began 
his studies in an aviation school. 

Lieutenant John Harrison Madden 
was married on Thursday, December 
6th, to Miss Margaret Ford McCarthy 
of Middletown, N. Y., daughter of 
Mrs. Margaret McCarthy. The bride 
is a niece of Justice and Mrs. Victor J. 
Dowling of New York. 

Rev. Robert G. Armstrong of Spencer 
Mass., sailed the week of December 
16th for France where he will engage 
in Y. M. C. A. work. 

Captain DeWitt H. Parsons, O. R. C, 
was married on Saturday, November 


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£4th, at Holy Trinity Rectory, Phila- 
delphia, Pa., to Miss Jane Lockwood of 
New York City. George W. Whitney, 
'12, acted as best man. 

C. Francis Beatty had to forego the 
honor of working for Uncle Sam, after 
having qualified for a first lieutenancy 
in the Quartermaster's Department. He 
is still in service, however, being a lieu- 
tenant in the 23rd Infantry, N. Y. G. 
and has been on duty along the water 
supply system. 


Lewis G. Stilwell, Secretary, 
1906 West Genesee St., Syracuse, N. Y. 

George L. Stone is a department man- 
ager with the American Employment 
Exchange for clerical and technical men 
at 115 Broadway, New York City. An- 
noimcement has been received of his 
marriage last August to Miss Emma 
Kernnrich in New York. 

J. Wallace Coxhead was married on 
October 27th to Miss Mary Johnson of 
Buffalo, N. Y. They are making their 
home in Denver, Colo. 

The engagement was announced 
shortly before Christmas of Miss Eliza- 
beth Bassett French, daughter of Mr. 
and Mrs. Albert French of Montclair, 
N. J., and Frank L. Babbott, Jr. Miss 
French was graduated from Vassar, 
Class of 1914. Babbott graduates this 
February from the College of Physicians 
and Surgeons. 

Henry S. Leiper is a member of the 
Food Conservation Coimty Committee 
for Bergen County, N. J. He is also an 
associate secretary of Camp Welfare 
Activities at Camp Merritt. 

Harold H. Plough has recently pub- 
lished an article in the "Proceedings of 

the National Academy of Sciences," en- 
titled "The Effect of Temperature on 
Linkage in the Second Chromosome of 

Samuel H. Cobb was married on No- 
vember 3rd to Miss Charlotte Hull of 
Ottawa, 111. 

Chauncey P. Carter is engaged in 
W^ar Trade Work in the Commerce 
Department, Washington. 

Raymond W. Cross is stationed at 
San Francisco as an inspector of leathers 
and instructor of inspectors. 

On December 19, 1917, Nelson Stone 
was married to Miss Marion Heermans, 
of Corning, N. Y. 


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

W. Otney Morrow was rejected for 
military service on account of an injury 
to his knee which he received while 
playing football in college. He is with 
the New York Shipbuilding Corpora- 
tion of Camden, N. J., which is operat- 
ing under the supervision of the Emer- 
gency Fleet Corporation. 

S. F. Cushman, Jr., was married to 
Miss Rebecca Kennedy on October 1st, 
at Harrisburg, Pa. 

F. Everett Glass is connected with 
the Greenwich Village Players of New 
York City and is appearing in one of 
the plays now being given by that 

Guy H. Gundaker was married on 
September 15th to Miss Vendeta G. 
Cudmore at Oak Park, III. 

Maurice E. Childs is in Y. M. C. A. 

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J. L. Snider, Secretary, 
Fairfax 13, Cambridge, Mass. 

News was received after the last 
Quarterly went to press of the death 
in Florida on August 16, 1917, of J. 
Warnock Campbell of Montclair, N. J. 
He died of injuries received at Reynolds- 
ville, Fla., where he was assistant 
superintendent of the Florida Mine 

He was crushed to death when a train 
of cars jumped the track and crashed 
against the mine entrance where he was 
standing, and was almost instantly 
killed, living onlj' fifteen minutes after 
the crash and never regaining conscious- 
ness. After leaving college he entered 
the New York Office of the Long Coal 
Company at No. 1 Broadway, but a 
year ago he decided that he wanted to 
learn the business from the ground up 
and, in order to get a more thorough 
knowledge, went to the Reynoldsville 
mine, where he had been working since 
July 15, 1916. During that time, he 
made many warm friends and was a 
member of the First Presbyterian 
Church at Clarksburg, and also taught 
the boys* junior class in the church 
Sunday-school. His body was taken to 
Montclair, N. J., where the interment 
was. He was 24 years old, and was a 
member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity. 

Miss Mary Cecilia Parsons, daughter 
of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Parsons of 
New York City, and Lieutenant Rich- 
ardson Pratt, son of Charles M. Pratt, 
'79, were married on Friday, November 
9th, at the Madison Avenue Presbyte- 
rian Church, New York. Frank Bab- 
bott, '13, acted as best man. 

John M. Gans was married on De- 
cember 15th at Poland Springs, Me., to 
Miss Janette Ricker. 

Louis T. Eaton was married to Miss 
Margaret Ayers on July 26th in Jack- 
sonville, EI. 

A son, John Gilbert, was born to Mr. 
and Mrs. George L. Cutton of Roches- 
ter, N. Y., on October 9th. 

Sergeant Conrad Shumway was mar- 
ried on Saturday, December 22d, at 
Glenfield, N. Y., to Miss Ettah H. 
Cobb, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles 
Laypeth Cobb of that place. Lieuten- 
ant Lowell Shumway, '14, brother of the 
groom, acted as best man. 

William W'hiting has been elected a 
director of the Union Trust Company 
of Springfield. 

F. Wesley Blair is engaged in research 
work in chemistry. 

Mr. and Mrs. William Alvord Trubee 
of New Rochelle, announce the engage- 
ment of their daughter, Margaret Van 
Vleck Trubee, to First Lieutenant 
George Hartman Hubner of Brooklyn, 
N. Y. 


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

The engagement has been announced 
of Miss Gertrude Zeiss, daughter of 
Mrs. Elizabeth L. Zeiss of Waban, 
Mass., and Evalsey Clark Ferguson. 
At present he is in Government employ 
at the Fore River plant at Squantum. 

Herbert A. Bristol is now in the man- 
ufacturing department of Henry Holt 
and Co. 


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Homans Robinson again donated last 
fall a silver football to the member of 
the Amherst football team judged to 
have been the most valuable player. 


R. M. FisHEH, Secretary, 
Amherst, Mass. 

H. F. Anthony is First Assistant 
Clerk of Local Exemption Board No. 4, 
Rhode Island. He has been interpreting 
the rules and regulations to the drafted 
men. His address is 15 Arch Street, 
Providence, R. I. 

R. S. Woodward, Jr., is with the 
Lewis Manufacturing Company. His 
address is 109 Common Street, Walpole, 
Mass. He has been kept out of the 
service on account of his eyes. 

Richard T. Hobart is studying at the 
Columbia Medical School. 

Frank M. Sleeper is organist and 
master of music and military training 
at the Hill School, Pottstown, Pa. 

H. Harrison Fuller is engaged in 
commercial organization work and is 
now assistant manager of the Jersey 
City Chamber of Commerce. 

First Lieutenant George Irving Baily 
and Miss Dorothea Gray of Brookline, 
Mass., were married in Brooklyn, N. Y., 
on Friday, November 30th. 

F. P. Hawkes is teaching ancient his- 
tory in the Taunton High School. His 
address is 59 Harrison Avenue, Taunton 
Mass. He was drafted, but exempted. 

E. A. Goodhue is teaching chemistry 
at the University of Vermont. 

J. C. McGarrahan is studying at the 
Harvard Medical School. His address 
is 86 Francis Street, Fenway, Boston. 

E. F. Loomis is on the staff of the 
Springfield Republican. 

E. Merrill Root is an assistant in 
English at the University of Missouri. 

George E. Bail is University Scholar 
in Latin at the University of Missouri. 

First Lieutenant Sheldon B. Goodrich 
was married on November 27th to Miss 
Nellie D. Kennedy of South Easton, 

R. B. Ball is with the American Tele- 
phone and Telegraph Co. in Cleveland, 

C. L. Bell is with the B. F. Goodrich 
Rubber Co. in Akron, Ohio. 

H. S. Boyd is teaching at Rice Insti- 
tute, Houston, Texas. 

M. A. Copeland is assistant in Eco- 
nomics at the University of Chicago. 
His address is 6148 University Place, 
Chicago, 111. 

The engagement was recently an- 
nounced of Miss Rachel Forbes, daugh- 
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Forbes 
of Taunton, Mass., and Wadsworth 

D. R. Craig, Jr., who spent the sum- 
mer in France as Secretary to Dr. 
Fitch, is now at Amherst, assisting 
Professor Gettell. 

H. G. Deeley is in the employ of the 
General Electric Company at Pittsfield, 

J. G. Gazley is studying at Columbia 

E. L. Godfrey has a position with the 
Goodrich Rubber Company at Akron, 

Charles J. Jessup is taking graduate 
work in biology at Columbia. 

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C. T. Jones is teaching at Montclair 
Academy, Montclair, N. J. 

T. Kambour is working in an ammu- 
nition plant at Bridgeport, Conn. 

F. B. Marks is in the sales department 
of the Oneida Community Ltd., at 
Kenwood, N. Y. 

Another 1917 man at work for the 
Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company 
is C. E. Maynard, whose address is 131 
N. Union Street, Akron, Ohio. 

R. D. Metcalf is teaching French, 
History, and English at the Chamber- 
layne School, Richmond, Va. 

F. L. Moginot is South End Fellow 
in Boston. 

E. W. Morse is in the laundry 
business in Worcester, Mass. 

J. J. Murray is with the Graton & 
Knight Manufacturing Company of 

W. E. Sibley is with the bond firm of 
Harris, Forbes and Company, 35 
Federal Street, Boston. 

H. A. Smith is acting as chemist for 
a large ammunition factorj'. 

W. M. Tehan is helping Uncle Sam 
make rifles at the Springfield Armory. 

Another 1917 man studying medicine 
is T. H. Nelligan who is at Harvard 
Medical School, although he has been 
accepted for the draft and may be 
called at any moment. 

The engagement has been announced 
of Second Lieutenant D. E. Temple and 
Miss Marjorie Lucy of Greenfield, Mass. 

H. W. W'ells is taking graduate work 
in English at Columbia University. 

The only member of the Class study- 
ing for the ministry is R. E. McGowan 
who is at Auburn Theological Seminary. 

R. L. Masten's address is 407 Sapphire 
Street, Redondo, Calif. 

G. Hinman has a position with the 
Fairbanks Scales Co. 


Robert Ferry Patton of Highland 
Park, 111., who left college to enlist in 
the U. S. Naval Reserves, and is now 
an instructor at the Harvard Radio 
School, was married on Thursday, No- 
vember 15th, to Miss Mildred Simonds, 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Wil- 
liam Simonds of Cambridge and Mil- 
ford, N. H. The wedding was held at 
the Hotel Somerset in Boston, the cere- 
mony being performed by the Rev. 
William W. Patton, '11, brother of the 
groom. Charles B. McGowan, '17, was 
the best man, and the ushers included 
David C. Hale, '17, Gerald Keith, '15, 
and Philip H. See, '18. 

William R. Taber has lost none of 
his pitching skill "Over There." A 
correspondent for the Brooklyn Daily 
Eagle, writing of a baseball game be- 
tween Ambulance Corps No. 6 and the 
Roosevelt Unit, says that Taber pitch- 
ing for the Roosevelt Unit fanned 
twelve men in six innings. Several 
college men played in this game, in- 
cluding Lutkins, '16, who caught Taber. 

Donald B. Simmons, of Minneapolis, 
was married to Miss Katharyn Urqu- 
hart of the same city, on August 25th, 
and received a commission as Second 
Lieutenant the same day. 





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VOL. VII.— MAY, 1918.— NO. 3 


FALSTAFF, that graceless but entertaining old reprobate of 
Shakespeare's immortal creation, as he was on the eve 
of war and urged by Prince Hal to make good some 
of his boundless brags, fell quite unwontedly into a reflective 
mood, in which he raised the question of 
What is in That honor and its claim upon him; with the 
Word Scholarship foregone intent (naturally enough, — being 
a cuss, which is to say, a slacker) of ex- 
plaining the thing away. His fat and self-indulgent body — 
nearly everything he had or valued — was for once facing a serious 
purpose of life, and finding it as unreal as it had ever been. "What 
is honor? a word. What is in that word honor? What is that 
honor? air. A trim reckoning! Who hath it? he that died o' 
Wednesday. Doth he feel it? no. Doth he hear it? no. 'Tis 
insensible, then? yea, to the dead. But will it live with the 
living? no. Why? detraction will not suffer it. Therefore I'll 
none of it. Honor is a mere scutcheon: and so ends my cate- 

We are using the mold of Falstaff's question, but in the place 
of honor putting the word scholarship; not, however, as a substi- 
tute, scarcely as an alteration, rather as the analogy, the living 
synonym, suited to our sphere of life. The parallel is close and 
weighty. Scholarship is to the intellectual life — that life of which 
the college is the hopeful symbol — what honor is to the life of 
enterprise and applied action. It is the rich and radiant light, 
the mastery genial and tempered, to which the college windows 

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should always be open and its welcome hospitable. Hence our 
re-worded question, made doubly emphatic by our academic 
responsibility. What is in that word scholarship? 

Sir John Falstaff, being by English rank a gentleman, was 
imputedly a man of honor; the two things were naturally supposed 
to go together. There have been times in our land of happy-go- 
lucky rank when the two terms gentleman and scholar could be 
coupled without the evocation of a smile; but those times are 
long past; perhaps it was too frequent an infusion of certain 
Falstaffian propensities that made the two terms part company 
in any but a convivial sense. At any rate the scholarship member 
of the pair became quite vague; its idea is in much the same need 
of inquiry and clarification as was the idea of honor in the days 
of Sir John and Prince Hal. Shakespeare has portrayed what a 
sad mess the knight made of his imputed privilege; that is why 
I have dragged in the hoary old reprobate as an awful example. 
He represents — if you will patiently suffer the pun — the cuss in 
our discussion. To him honor was "a mere scutcheon;" and 
what was that in the face of anything testing and serious? The 
thing was lightly explained away, and his catechism ended as 
soon as risk and hazard hove in sight. Our catechism, however, 
may have a different outcome; of that presently. As to the doubt- 
ful questioning, we have only to recall that irksome educational 
period — irksome but gradually swelling to stormy — so speedily 
cut short in 1914, a period now strangely prehistoric, when the 
side-shows of liberal learning were endangering the circus, to 
realize how much Falstaffian insouciance had crept into our col- 
leges the sponsors of scholarship and our preparatory schools its 
emulous neophytes. To outsiders and insiders alike the idea of 
scholarship was wellnigh as unreal as the idea of honor had been 
in Falstaff's time. In the colleges the newspapers saw little but 
games and amateur scores, and heard little but midnight fiddling; 
and as for the students — bless 'em, — with their airy contempt for 
highbrows and digs and rank-stacking sharks, what was their 
cultural ideal or care, after all? It is hard to answer, from the 
surface of things. In the height of that anomalous period I once 
ventured, in a company of Amherst alumni, to draw out a little 
historical sketch of certain conditions of sentiment. In the olden 

The College Window 165 

time, the sketch ran, Pilate raised the momentous question, 
"What is truth?" but, as Bacon says, he "would not stay for an 
answer," — it was too searching, or maybe too unreal. In a more 
care-free time ages after, Charles Lamb avowed his preference for 
the question, "What is trumps?" and his sentiment had a nu- 
merous following. Still later — in contemporary times indeed — the 
absorbing question had become, "What's the score?" Just then 
in my sketch, as I had reached the time for summing up, my 
memory was perverse enough to recall — it was in the malodorous 
early automobile days — a picture I had seen representing two 
little black-and-white animals sitting by the roadside and con- 
templating, with the sad sense of an occupation gone, the smoke 
of a disappearing machine. "What's the use?" was their de- 
spairing comment. The anticlimax was too violent for any but 
the rankest, most vulgar outsider to approve, but — well, what 
had become of the rich fragrance, the bracing air, the spicy stim- 
ulus of scholarship? And the elaborate educational system — what 
was it for? what was its high service and goal? 

I WONDER if it has not occurred to you, my reader, as it has to 
many, that those light-minded college students — bless 'em — may, 
unconsciously, perhaps, have had considerable reason for turning 
their regards away from the alleged scholarship that was served 
out to them and concentrating their interests on something more 
tangible and real, albeit less substantial? I do not ask this in 
defense of the substitutionary side-shows to which they had re- 
course; very likely these were only partly, if at all, worthy of 
their most serious energies. But may not scholarship itself, in its 
current methods and conceptions, have fallen into a pace which 
earned from them some just degree of reaction and resiliency? 
It is too big a question to answer at length here. At any rate a 
reaction, of more searching and constructive sort, was rising in 
the centers of learning themselves, not as against something dis- 
eased and rotten, but as against something inert and sterile, 
some waste or balk of energy, some lack of large outcome. We 
cannot lay it all to the students and their too distracting counter 
activities. These were but a symptom. Our impulse is rather 
to repeat the question of the beginning, not in the evading spirit 
of Falstaff and his ilk, but in the constructive spirit which brings 

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the useful answer. What is in that word scholarship? What is 
that scholarship? 

This world war, with its painfully enlarging eflFect, is teaching 
us many things, and not least among them, is teaching us what 
true scholarship is not. It is not kultur; at least not the species 
that is made in Germany. For several decades our leading edu- 
cators have thought it was, and have shaped their systems to it. 
That is one reason, I think, why a little prior to 191-4 a reaction 
was rising in the healthier cultural mind of our country. The 
glamour of the German patience, method, thoroughness, efficiency 
was strong upon us; many of us had tasted it in the Fatherland 
itself and had brought its steadying spirit home with us. And it 
has done our educational mind much good; has wrought to con- 
centrate it; has tightened the joints of our too ramshackle methods 
and appliances. Its basis is specialization. To wreak one's study 
on a single delimited sphere of research, to corral all that is known 
therein and make some original contribution, however small, to 
the sum total, to leave the things of other spheres to their own 
keepers, — such is its interpretation of every man's cultural duty. 
Every scholar is, as it were, fitted into a niche where he functions 
for that niche alone. I am speaking of the realm of learning; 
but it is just so also in every walk of life. Every man's work, 
every man's thought, is his specialty, noted from above and fitted 
into a vast state organism, like cogs and wheels and levers and 
pinions in a colossal machine. At the motor center of all this 
sits a Master specialist whose specialty is statecraft, a specialty 
of wellnigh boundless sway over the countless graded movements 
below, but in its own sphere as bounded as are all the others 
whose spheres are pooled in his. Thus specialization, from 
laborer to emperor, is the keynote of the German kultur, and 
specialization, by its very genius, is limitation. However endless 
and rewarding the discoveries in any specialized field, the field 
itself must be so delimited from the vast domain of the universe 
that the mind of man can compass it. It is hazardous for the 
cobbler to go beyond his last, or a chemist beyond his laboratory. 
We set a great German chemist, Wilhelm Ostwald, to lecturing 
on immortality a few years ago; he got to the end of his chemical 
tether; the rest was out of reach beyond his specialty. The 
formula for immortality belonged to another sphere. 

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Naturally enough, perhaps, our educators did not realize at 
first the limitations of the much vaunted kultur; they committed 
themselves with zest to its intensive methods, and the Ph. D. 
mills were working merrily, when with the fateful outbreak of 
war the disillusion comes. To use the words of "Malice in Kul- 

" 'Twas dertag, and the slithy Huns 

Did sturm and sturgel through the sludge; 
All bulgous were the blunderguns, 
And the bosch bombs outbludge." 

Or, to stick to our own dialect, the Imperial specialist, having 
cleverly harnessed up all the little specialties in order, pressed 
the button of his main specialty the militaristic, and forthwith 
in flame and thunder and hideous atrocity he launched his long 
cherished ambition, which was to impose the full might of his 
kultur on the outlying barbarism, riding the effete world like an 
incubus, sucking its material juices like a vampire, proving 
thereby kultur's unapproachable superiority. And his spies did 
what was put into them to do; the obsequious diplomats likewise; 
the purveyors of war news took efficient charge of the knowledge 
doled out at home, — a wonderfully coordinated machinery. But 
one department had been contemned and neglected. There was 
no specialist in human souls. Kultur had not reckoned with the 
great pulsing heart of humanity; was profoundly ignorant of what 
was in minds and hearts beyond the frontiers of Germany. There 
its regards stopped short, and it taught men so. And when, its 
cause being questioned, great and famous professors were sum- 
moned to give their verdict, one and all— specialists in science, 
philosophy, history, theology — testified in the same blinded, 
heartless, soulless, made-to-order strain. Great in their own 
narrow lines, outside of these their speech ranked with that of 
dolts and dupes, for anything they offered to clarify the situation. 
And the world listened, amazed. Kultur had made exposure of its 
human limitations, and was not ashamed. 

Was this scholarship.'^ 

What then is that thing scholarship.'' the real article, I mean, 
not the Falstaffian. To come from negatives to the point, it is 
something that kultur has not proved itself to be; human, not 

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brutal and heartless; the quality of a gentleman, not of a bar- 
barian; spiritual, not material, not even exclusively intellectual. 
To enslave it to these alien qualities lowers its mentality beyond 
its legitimate title to the name, whatever subtle and incisive 
traits it may still retain. The vaunted specialization which is the 
basis of kultur is, after all, only a method, a good method indeed, 
and if ill-directed or ill-inspired, its undeniably good elements of 
singleness, thoroughness, patience, may but aggravate its poten- 
tial evil ; and all the more — how unspeakably much more ! — when 
a multitude of specialties, like tame, docile domestic animals, are 
pooled together as factors in one big specialty in the interest of a 
swollen and selfish ambition. For this not the method itself, as 
such, is to blame, or inimical to scholarship. We need not go far 
to find that scholarship may burgeon and bear rich fruit in the 
intensive, limited culture plot of a specialty; but there are the 
air and rain and sunshine of heaven to reckon with, and not less 
the fragrant, friendly human soil in which the specialty is rooted. 
For real scholarship draws from the wells of personality; we dis- 
cern therein more than the results of a method, we commune 
with the heart of a man. 

This brings us to the inner secret of the matter. Up against its 
antagonist of complex humanity kultur, with all its spying and 
prying, with all its wooden intellectualism, knew only what it 
wanted to know; to it had come the nemesis noted by Tennyson 
of knowledge as detached from its guiding mentor wisdom: 
"But on her forehead sits a fire: 

She sets her forward countenance 
And leaps into the future chance. 
Submitting all things to desire." 

And on top of this precipitate "doing the desires of the flesh and 
of the mind" (as an apostle puts it) kultur knew only what it 
was big enough to know; the measure with which it metes is 
measured to it again, — and beyond its lean, restricted ken rises 
up undiscovered the great human heart of the world. Shall we 
not, then, draw this homely conclusion: It is the privilege of the 
scholar, and therefore his duty, to be bigger than his job.'* In- 
stances are not wanting to show what I mean. It was my good 
fortune — albeit sad — recently to look over the body of thoughtful 

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notes that our late Professor Morse left at his untimely death, — 
a death no doubt hastened by his deep concern for the issues of 
the war. At the time of his death our Government, encountering 
ever surer manifestations of German perfidy, was still striving to 
maintain an impossible neutrality, and Russia had not yet shaken 
off her incubus of Czarism; but as I read onward through the ripe 
though roughly drafted notes, all at once the thought impressed 
me, "Here is scholarship — and how shall I define it?" A sane, 
fair, balanced, dispassionate though keenly sympathetic mastery 
of ideas. All who had known Professor Morse would have no 
doubt what his mind would be. More recently I read the posthu- 
mous essays of Prof. Josiah Royce, whose death occurred later 
in the same year, in a small volume entitled "The Hope of the 
Great Community." The volume is prophetic, though the essays 
are professedly "founded upon no foresight of the course which 
the world's political and military fortunes are to follow," — not 
the airing of a specialty but the fruitage of a ripened scholarship. 
And here again my sense of what scholarship essentially is was 
clarified. These two men — two cited from a noble company — 
were always bigger than their job; and when the job itself grew 
bigger, grew well-nigh overwhelming, they were there to meet and 
master it. 

But these and their elderly compeers were not alone. When 
the shock of war came, and especially when our nation was drawn 
into it, one would look in vain in our colleges for empty-minded, 
evading Falstaffs. In a trice, we may say, the period of youthful 
larks and levities disappeared, and with the same abounding spirit 
that had given zest to these, our young men leaped to range them- 
selves with the great issues before them. Though for the time 
being they must shift their specialties to the requirements and 
exactions of war, yet they responded in no myopic narrowness of 
spirit; to them too had come the vision of true scholarship, that 
the scholar must be bigger than his job. And so their impulse too 
was prophetic; for the new -formed scholarship, unearthing and 
correcting the faults of a soulless kultur, has its mighty problem 
and task, to which all its vision and power and faith and stead- 
fastness must be applied. An ancient king, summing up in song 
the avails of his numerous wars, testified, "He brought me forth 

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also into a large place." Our destined large place is opening with 
every stroke of luminous or baffling event; and there must be the 
large mind to occupy and subdue it. It is a tremendous claim 
upon us, God-given, humanity-given, to live and think in these 



Three years ago Mr. White sent me this soliloquy, which by some mystic faculty 
he in common with a startled world seemed to have overheard. Subsequent reve- 
lations of the Kaiser's mind, when he was not posing for effect, have not belied 
its vainglorious tone. A quite recent utterance of his, however, though still in 
camouflage, is not quite so self-inflated, and indeed seems trying to shirk the enor- 
mous responsibility. On a visit to a battlefield near Cambrai, as a German war 
correspondent relates, "His Majesty's silence was broken only once, when he 
remarked to an officer who stood beside him, ' What have I not done to preserve 
the world from these horrors? ' " One word answers him, " Anything." — Editor. 


T was for me — for this great day of mine 
That Greek Prometheus, mortal, dared the gods 
And stole an ember from the Olympian hearth. 
All down the ages, little creatures, men. 
Mere mortals all, have built their petty shame 
On the white ashes of some casual fire. 
Writers still prate of the ambitious youth 
Who fired the Ephesian dome. Cheap infamy! 
The flames that burned the Alexandrine books 
Are still remembered in the bookish world. 
And Nero! He who burned but one poor town — 
And that his own — lives in world memory 
Because he fiddled while the fire swept Rome. 
Poor triflers all, mere weaklings of a day! 
Lost is their place forever on history's page. 
They were but mortals — I shall stand with gods! 
With my own torch I set the world on fire! 

Amherst and the New Education 171 


Alfred E. Stearns 

IT is inconceivable that Amherst men should remain indiffer- 
ent to the assaults that are being made so persistently against 
what is commonly termed the "old education." The Mod- 
ern School and the Amherst of Seelye are as far apart as the 
poles. The utilitarianism of Mr. Flexner and his kind is the 
avowed enemy of the idealism of Garman. No Amherst man of 
recent years who has imbibed anything of the spirit of Amherst's 
great leaders can stand idly by while this conflict rages in the 
educational world. To do so is to play the traitor to the ideals 
of the college he loves and from which he has received his invalu- 
able training and his finest inspirations. If the modernists are to 
have their way the ideals that have come to mean so much to 
many of us are doomed. 

To the thoughtful student of education there are many features 
of the modern scheme that will be found to conflict sharply with 
the Amherst ideal. But even to the layman several pronounced 
divergencies are at once apparent. Let us note briefly what some 
of these are. 

In two respects at least the differences are so radical as to offer 
no ground for dispute. First: The modern scheme of education 
denies with emphasis not only the value but the very existence of 
mental discipline. Second: The modern scheme is avowedly 
materialistic and utilitarian. The utterances of the modernists, 
spoken and written, are in full accord on these two essential points. 
Hard work per se can have no value save as applied to a specific 
task; for mental discipline resulting therefrom is merely a delu- 
sion, and mental power secured in this way cannot be transferred 
to other subjects or activities. And the aim of the new education 
on the admission of its advocates is to "serve a useful purpose" 
in a practical world. Surely there is little room for the Amherst 
ideal in such a scheme of education as this. 

We need touch but briefly on this question of the value of 
hard work, often disagreeable, and the reality of mental training. 

172 Amheest Graduates' Quarterly 

It has been much discussed already. Those who, through per- 
sistent and hard mental effort in school and college days, have 
experienced in their own lives the power that has been given 
them to grapple with life's hardest problems, will not be much 
impressed with the school-room charts of self-appointed peda- 
gogical experts presuming to show that mental discipline is a 
myth and the transfer of mental power an impossibility. Against 
the complacent utterances of these "experts" we prefer to place 
the testimony of the greatest thinkers of all ages and the humble 
confidence in our own experience which give this testimony the 
lie. Hard work in any line has better fitted us to meet life's per- 
plexing problems. Sustained mental effort on any given subject 
has enabled us to grapple more courageously in law, in business, 
in politics, in science, with the problems that can be solved only 
with the trained mind and the sharpened intellect. These are 
facts that few of us would dare deny. 

As I listen to the noisy clamor of the modernists demanding 
that the test of all education shall be its practical value in a 
bustling, materialistic world, my mind goes back to that morning 
hour in Walker Hall where, day after day, an eager class wrestled 
with life's greatest problems under the wise and masterly guid- 
ance of Amherst's greatest teacher; where were unfolded to us 
the spiritual values in human life; where the interests and activi- 
ties of the material world were rated at their true values. I recall 
the vigorous denunciation of the supremacy of the purely practical 
and utilitarian in life; the emphasis on hard work demanded 
alike of teacher and pupil; the challenge to young manhood to 
exalt the spiritual above the physical and the material, and to 
point out to those immersed in the cares and activities of a prac- 
tical world the road to growth and life. I can see that class sit- 
ting daily, and of their own volition, long past the scheduled hour 
of closing, treasuring every passing moment in the knowledge 
that they were dealing with the real values of life and facing life's 
supreme issues. And with little effort I can imagine with what un- 
concealed scorn and pitiless logic that master mind would have 
torn to shreds the arguments of these insistent modernists and 
laid bare the glaring fallacies of their educational scheme. Prac- 
tical.^ There was nothing that could be termed practical in the 
subjects and problems with which we dealt. It was the abstract. 

Amherst and the New Education 17S 

not the concrete, that claimed our undivided attention. But un- 
der the transforming influences that worked their spell upon us in 
that historic room it was the abstract that became tangible and 
real and the concrete that took the form of the passing shadow. 
The eternal values of man's spiritual nature, — justice, honor, 
righteousness, virtue, heroism, truth, freedom, and democracy. 
Can these abstract verities by any turn of man's imagination be 
regarded as of practical value in a practical world? "Efficiency" 
is a favorite term with these modernists; and practical efficiency, 
by their own admission, is what they mean. Can we conceive 
that these intangible and spiritual entities are capable of being 
fitted into a materialistic scheme.^ And yet history records that 
throughout man's long sojourn on this planet these are the things 
with which man's mind has ever wrestled; these are the things 
that have always led him onward and upward in his struggle for 
a richer and a fuller life; these are the things for which man 
gladly dies. To-day in the gigantic conflict that shakes the world 
it is these abstract and spiritual verities that inspire man's most 
heroic sacrifice and claim his supreme devotion. 

In the face of these indisputable facts how can any thoughtful 
man attempt to argue that education should aim for and end at 
a practical goal? Literature, art, music, philosophy, and to a 
large degree history record the achievements and the failures of 
humanity as through the ages it has bravely or weakly grappled 
with the problems of its spiritual nature. And from these records 
through all the passing years mankind has always found its most 
helpful lessons, its greatest inspiration. But our modernists 
would close the book of history to us save as isolated facts could 
be gleaned from its pages to serve a practical purpose and meet 
the passing needs of local conditions in an ever changing world. 
Literature, save as in spots it appeals to individual tastes and 
interests of youth, is to be no longer worthy of our thought and 
study. A few scholars may still, and doubtless should, enjoy this 
intimate contact with the master minds of the ages; but why 
burden with such useless and unpractical stuff the minds of eager 
and alert youth capable and desirous of building bridges, experi- 
menting with engines, and working with wireless telegraphy? 

"Whom the gods would destroy they first make mad." As one 
studies the doctrines promulgated by the modern pedagogical 

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expert one is almost tempted to believe that an overruling Provi- 
dence, righteously indignant at the conceit and selfsufficiency of 
a people immersed in material interests and warped by the struggle 
for a material goal, had decreed that that people should perish. 
Without vision no people can survive. And we shall have no 
vision, no inspiration, no goal worthy our effort as spiritual beings 
if we accept this modern ideal and prostrate our institutions of 
learning to the attainment of a material goal. 

The Amherst Historical Society 175 



SOON after I established the Mary Mattoon Chapter, Daugh- 
ters of the American Revolution, here in Amherst in 1894, 
it occurred to me that this organization might sometime 
found an Historical Society, with a membership of both men and 
women. Although historical relics were very abundant in Am- 
herst, no special care had been given to their preservation. Such 
a society, it seemed to me, might make it possible to secure a 
central headquarters jointly with the Chapter, where such early 
objects could be cared for and exhibited. It was not until 1898, 
however, that I began a campaign of letter writing to personal 
friends, in the hope of securing the necessary funds; they gradu- 
ally accumulated until its meeting of April 6, 1899, when I re- 
ported my success to the Chapter. The money amounted to 
nearly six hundred dollars, and the members passed several enthu- 
siastic votes of approval. The Daughters themselves were made 
honorary members of the Society, and for thirteen or fourteen 
years paid no dues. 

I was greatly encouraged by the late Dr. Herbert B. Adams, of 
Johns Hopkins University (Amherst, '72), who expressed his 
delight that at last Amherst was to have such an organization. 
He said, "I have time only to send you my congratulations on the 
prospective opening of the historical rooms in Amherst. You are 
rendering noble service to the cause of American history and the 
development of public spirit in old Amherst. It is difficult to 
awaken the historical consciousness in any community, but noth- 
ing succeeds like succees. Professor Droysen, one of the greatest 
German historians in Berlin University, used to say ' the practical 
significance of historical studies lies in the fact that they, and they 
alone, hold up before the state, or people, its own picture. Espe- 
cially is historical study the basis for political improvement and 
culture.' " 

Dr. Adams sent a hundred dollars at once, several fine old 
engravings of Lord Jeffrey Amherst and other historical per- 

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sonages, and twenty -five or thirty volumes, thus starting the 
Society's library. Later he came to Amherst, visited the rooms, 
and talked over details with the greatest interest. During these 
early days the co-operation of Miss Katharine Hinsdale, and a 
little later of Mrs. Belle W. Churchill aided greatly in my some- 
what strenuous efforts. 

At last a real beginning had been made in the ell of the so- 
called old "Strong mansion," on Amity Street. Mrs. Emerson, 
who owned the house, had told me to make such use of this ell as 
seemed to me best; so I proceeded at once to tear out the old 
partitions, putting the three small rooms, the hall and stairway, 
all into one large room. In so doing the central chimney was un- 
covered, itself a quaint relic. It was merely repaired where the 
bricks had fallen, and the two ancient fireplaces were restored to 
their original form. 

Dr. Adams wrote again, " I hope you will not let your praise- 
worthy project rest until the Historical Society has acquired or 
secured in some quiet way, the Emerson place, and fitted up the 
whole house with historical furniture, books, pictures, etc. That 
fine old home has capabilities, in some respects, superior to Mt. 
Vernon and the Deerfield Museum. . . . Do not despise small 
beginnings. I developed our Historical Museum here from an 
Indian axe and a white man's brickbat found at Joppa, the mother 
town of Baltimore." 

Mrs. Amelia Dickinson Pope had presented the Society with 
two carved mantels from the well-known Washington Headquar- 
ters in Elizabethtown, New Jersey. Five or six Revolutionary 
bullet holes in the larger of the two greatly enhance its historical 

The room was formally opened on June 5, 1899. About fifty 
persons were present, and the programme was a brilliant one, 
concluding with a characteristic address by Mrs. Julia Ward Howe, 
who repeated also her "Battle Hymn of the Republic." Of this 
occasion Dr. Adams wrote once more, "The opening of the Mary 
Mattoon room was manifestly a success. . . . Capture capital 
and annex the Strong house! You will need it all for relics and 
expansion. You are certainly doing good work for the historical 
interests of Amherst and you have my gratitude and hearty co- 

The Amherst Historical Society 177 

Among a multitude of letters received at this time was the follow- 
ing from Dr. Richard Salter Storrs (Amherst '39) : " It is a pleasant 
thing to be borne in mind, that such a society once started, tends 
always to expand and grow richer, by a law as certain as that which 
evolves the oak out of the acorn. One 'find' leads unexpectedly 
to another. Opportunities occur that were unforeseen. Friends 
present themselves on whom one had not counted; and not in- 
frequently popular interest, even rising to enthusiasm, takes the 
place of popular indifference. This, at least, has been my experi- 
ence in connection with our Historical Society, and I hope and 
anticipate that it will be yours." 

To make a list of donors of interesting papers, books, furniture, 
and other valuable articles would exceed my limits at this time. 
The portraits of Mr. and Mrs. Luke Sweetser, bas-reliefs of Mr. 
and Mrs. M. F. Dickinson, Sr., the "Old Pilgrim" from Mrs. 
Merrick Marsh, an ancient colored print from Miss Eliza Barton, 
a famous old engraving of a stirring event at Hadley entitled "The 
Perils of Our Forefathers" given by George A. Plimpton (Amherst, 
'76), a flaxwheel by Mrs. Lyman Abbott, a flip mug and iron by 
Mrs. Alice Ward Bailey, who also helped in many other practical 
ways, the cradle in which Helen Hunt was rocked as a baby, and 
arrow heads and bits of ancient crockery — curious Indian relics — 
given by President Harris (Amherst '76) and Dr. Edward Hitch- 
cock (Amherst '49) : these are only a few. A vast quantity of china, 
pewter, tall combs, army caps, old bonnets and other curios of 
Revolutionary and pre-Revolutionary times completely filled the 
room. Several luxurious books from Mr. William K. Bixby, the 
St. Louis bibliophile, of especial interest in American history, 
added a sumptuous note. 

A tea was given November 4, 1899, at which it was voted to in- 
corporate the Historical Society, and on January 1, 1900, the books 
of Mary Mattoon Chapter and the Amherst Historical Society 
were separated. 

M. F. Dickinson, Esq., (Amherst, '63) of Boston, for many 
years our well-beloved vice president, had the Society duly in- 
corporated, so that it was officially empowered to receive gifts 
and hold property. He also gave several delightful talks on 
old days in Amherst, with recollections of his ancestors and 
friends, inviting the Society and its members to a meeting at his 

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family homestead, "Mark's Meadow," in the northern part of the 

Meanwhile Mrs. Emerson had died; her daughter, Miss Laura, 
also, who left her share of the house to the Society. Soon after, 
another daughter, Mrs. Alma Miller died, leaving her sister, Mrs. 
Felicia E. Welch, the only remaining owner and the sole surviving 
representative of her family. She had written me in strict confi- 
dence that the house should be given us at her death^ — ^an added 
impetus to further effort. 

All this time the Society had labored under the disadvantage 
of headquarters far too small for adequate exhibition of its in- 
creasing wealth in relics, and an income insufficient to carry out 
its ideas. But the numerous talks from distinguished personal 
friends provided excellent programmes from year to year, and 
Colonel Thomas Wentworth Higginson wrote ". . . . These 
local collections, such as you are bringing together, are becoming 
every day more important and interesting. Those already to be 
seen at Deerfield and at Ipswich, for instance, are worth more 
attention from an American than are half those he would visit in 
Europe, for they show him at a glance how his own immediate 
ancestors and their fellow townsmen lived. There are dozens of 
quaint implements, once to be found in every New England 
farmhouse, whose very names are now forgotten, and their use 
scarcely remembered." 

Among those who gave talks in those early days were Dr. 
Charles A. Eastman, Mr. John S. Clark of Boston, and Prof. R. 
P. Utter; an interesting meeting for Lincoln's birthday centen- 
nial was held in the Town Hall at which President Butterfield, of 
the Massachusetts Agricultural College, presided. The late Prof. 
Anson D. Morse (Amherst, '71), E. F. Leonard, Esq., a personal 
friend of Lincoln, Professor Genung, Prof. Edwin A. Grosvenor 
(Amherst, '67), Rev. W. L. Anderson, and Dr. Frederick Tucker- 
man spoke with much feeling and eloquence. Addresses were 
given later by H. L. Bridgman (Amherst, '66) of Brooklyn, 
George W. Cable, M. F. Dickinson, Dr. C. F. Branch, who also 
gave us some relics of Fort Ticonderoga upon which he spoke; 
Hon. Frank A. Hosmer (Amherst, '75) and C. O. Parmenter, 
who read a paper on General Lincoln's pursuit of Captain Daniel 
Shays from Hadley to Petersham in 1787. 

The Amherst Historical Society 179 

At the 150th anniversary of Amherst's birthday (1909), the 
Mary Mattoon Chapter gave a boulder and bronze tablet in- 
scribed to the many services of General Mattoon, and the Society 
held a reception at the rooms. A meeting in memory of Mrs. 
Howe, in 1910, had delightful reminiscences from Mr. W. I. 
Fletcher (Amherst Honorary, '84), Mr. Hosmer, and others. Mr. 
Herbert S. Carruth, Prof. Robert J. Sprague, Prof. E. L. Ashley, 
Miss Alice Longfellow, Mrs. Roswell D. Hitchcock, Yamei Kin, 
M. D., the first Chinese woman to receive a degree from an 
American college, John Baker, the Russian Exile, and many 
others in more recent years have also addressed the Society. 

Mr. Fletcher was our indefatigable secretary for a long term of 
years. Dr. Charles S. Walker (Amherst, Ph. D., '85,) has been 
the worthy historian, later the secretary, and he has prepared 
very full accounts of the meetings for the Spring'field Union and 
the Boston Globe. Mrs. C. S. Walker, too, has written many de- 
lightful monographs upon Amherst's early history. "Mary Mat- 
toon and Her Hero of the Revolution" was compiled in a most 
painstaking manner from original sources, reconstructing our 
heroine from scattered and unimportant accounts, and her paper 
on the "River of Pines" was read to us at an early meeting. 

The late Mr. Carruth twice entertained us in June meetings at 
his beautiful home "Larchwood," and Arthur H. Dakin, Esq. 
(Amherst, '84), George Cutler, Jr., the efficient treasurer. Dr. 
Frederick Tuckerman, and Ernest M. Whitcomb (Amherst, '04) 
have given much time and thought to the Society's interests. 
The historical sites all over the town have been marked by Mr. 
Hosmer, and the Society exhibited a few of its relics and photo- 
graphs at the St. Louis Exposition in 1904. 

In the spring of 1916 Mrs. Welch died, at the advanced age of 
eighty-seven, bequeathing the house to the Society, with much of 
her old furniture and three thousand dollars in money. So the 
hope, almost the anticipation, of Dr. Adams, nearly twenty years 
before, became an established fact. It was determined that the 
fund should be kept intact, that its income might be perpetually 
used for the Society. The residuary legatee was Miss Sabra 
Snell, and on October 1, 1916, she turned the house over to me, as 
president of the Society. I immediately wrote more than four 
hundred letters to personal friends, alumni of the college, and 

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others whose interest was sought. Over two thousand dollars 
were received in response, many persons becoming life members. 
With this sum the renovation of the old house was effected. 

Temporary modern partitions that had taken up much space 
were removed and the rooms restored to their original spacious- 
ness. Three of the ancient fireplaces were remade on the old 
lines, a furnace was put in with registers inconspicuously placed, 
electric lights were inserted in old lanterns (thus avoiding all ap- 
pearance of newness), and a concession to modern life was made 
by installing a bathroom for the convenience of future caretakers. 
The rooms were papered in designs copied from the earliest 
epochs and the old board panels of wood were restored to view 
and painted in the original cream color. 

Many gifts for which the Society had no place previously have 
been arranged in the house, among them the fine bequest of old 
mahogany furniture from Mrs. Louisa Baker. A large flag has 
been presented by Dr. Rawson, and some of the ancient and very 
interesting tavern signs have been put into an upper room. 

On the first floor, the room at the right on entering is the library. 
The drawing room in old days at the left, together with a long 
dining room adjacent, is used by the Society and the Mary Mat- 
toon Chapter for their meetings. On the next floor the room over 
the drawing room, furnished with her high-post bedstead and other 
old furniture, is kept as it was throughout Mrs. Emerson's life as 
a memorial to her. Several fine pieces occupy the opposite cham- 
ber, and the large hall at the back, above the dining room, is 
filled with cases of curios, portraits, etc. A valuable collection is 
also beginning in the third story, together with antique house- 
hold and kitchen articles, and a few foreign curiosities. Book- 
cases and objects with distinctively Amherst traditions fill the 
large hall at the back. 

A most appropriate gift has recently been received from Mrs. 
Anson D. Morse, in memory of her husband. Professor Morse, 
who was vice president of the Society at the time of his death. 
She has provided funds for making an old-fashioned garden, in 
keeping with his well-known delight in growing things. This gar- 
den was completed during the spring and summer of 1917, under 
the direction of Mrs. Churchill. 

The funds, except the three thousand dollars which is safely in- 

Amherst Histokical Society 
Corner of tlic Lihrai-v 

Till:. ()uuji.\Ai, MAuy Mattoon Room 

Amherst Historical Society 

The Meeting Room 

Formerly the Dining Room 

The Drawing Room 
Also used for Meetings 

The Amherst Historical Society 181 

vested by the finance committee, have been exhausted in these 
necessary improvements. But altogether the Amherst Historical 
Society, in its twentieth year of life, has manifestly come to stay, 
an increasing source of pride and satisfaction, both to Amherst 
residents and those who claim descent from the heroic struggles of 
Colonial da vs. 

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Special Two- years Course. — The most striking modification 
of the work at Amherst in the College's response to wartime needs 
is the introduction of the new two-years course of study for 
students who are within two years of draft age. Realizing that 
such men may not be able to complete four years at college be- 
fore they are called, they are to be allowed to elect at will from the 
curriculum of the college such courses as will be most desirable 
and helpful to make up a satisfactory combination during their 
stay at Amherst. This will make it possible for them to get a 
valuable section of the college training and instruction, in the 
limited time at their disposal. Their choice of courses is to be 
supervised by regular advisers from the Faculty, so that the 
choice may be carefully and wisely made. It will be quite possi- 
ble for such men at any time to get in line for the regular A. B. 
degree by completing the remainder of the college requirements, 
which for the moment are overlooked in their favor. 

Special Courses in the Curriculum of a Military Impor- 
tance : — 

1 — Dean Olds, of the Department of Mathematics, is giving a 
special course in Navigation for those who anticipate Naval 

2 — A course is given in Topographical Drawing, with special 
attention paid to military map making, and practical exer- 
cises in the neighborhood. 

3 — There is a course in Radio work, which utilizes the valuable 
equipment of the Physics Laboratory in giving the students 
a thorough knowledge, theoretical and practical, of wireless 

4 — In the Biological Department a course in Bacteriology is of 
great value to those anticipating service in the Sanitary 

5 — The Department of Chemistry is engaged in research work 

Amherst in War Time 183 

for the Government, and offers valuable opportunities for 
training along these lines. 

6 — There is a short course in the theory, mechanical details, and 
operation of gasoline and oil motors, special attention being 
paid to the air-plane type. 

7 — Courses in History, Economics, and Political Theory are of 
special importance in such times as these, and are shaped to 
be of the greatest value in helping the future leaders to meet 
with intelligence the problems facing them. 

General Military Training: — In addition to the above special 
features there is an Infantry Unit of the regular R. O. T. C, where 
the usual training afforded in such a course is carried on, under 
the supervision of Colonel Richard H. Wilson of the Regular 
Army, and Major Frank C. Damon of the M. V. M. 

These items will suggest something of the Amherst Spirit in 
its response to the call of the country. Education is an im- 
portant item of equipment for the soldier, and much more so for 
the soldiers' leaders. In promoting the best type of education 
in the best way possible for it, Amherst believes it is rendering 
a real and valuable service to the Country in this time of need. 

184 Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 



IS it for justice or for revenge? Is it to punish a national 
criminal or to gain for perplexed and blundering humanity 
a clearer vision of the aim and purpose of human life and 
endeavor, to establish human ethics on a firmer foundation? 

It can scarcely be both, for they are as antagonistic as oil and 
water. No man can serve two masters. 

We are fighting, but how can we fight to the best purpose if 
we are not in complete agreement as to what we are fighting for? 
Ask a dozen soldiers, or men of affairs, or women at home what 
we are fighting for, and you will receive no two answers alike; 
most of them will betray a sadly muddled logic. 

We hear a good deal about mixed motives, but this is no time 
for mixed motives. They lead us constantly away from the main 
issue, to flounder among pitfalls of misunderstanding and uncer- 
tainty. Only a clear definition of motive, based on universal and 
fundamental truth, can serve us now. Not otherwise can we 
hope to deal wisely and effectively with such problems as those 
presented by the situation in Russia. We must school ourselves 
to distinguish between expediency and righteousness. Which 
shall we follow now? Which shall we choose as the guiding 
principle of life for the future? 

Honesty, consistency, and unassailable principles are essential 
in this fight. The doctrine of righteousness has ceased to be 
pedantic and academic; it has become practical and potent. Are 
we prepared to adopt it or repudiate it? We must do one thing 
or the other. We must for once be honest with ourselves. We 
must know what we are fighting for; that issue is no longer to 
be evaded. Nor can one hope to exist as a crusader one moment 
and a savage the next, now that the ways of men are being sub- 
jected to the searching light of moral criticism. 

To fight for revenge or to inflict punishment is to yield to an 
impulse scarcely more lofty than that of ruthless self-interest, 
which has plunged the world into war. 

What Are We Fighting For? 185 

To fight for democracy and justice is to take an irrevocable 
stand for the progressive, noble, permanent, God-given elements 
of life and human evolution. 

There are persons who beg us to talk less about democracy and 
more about murdered babies, that we may fire the spirit of the 
nation and enlist it to its fullest strength. But in the last analysis 
we are fighting for democracy and justice, and it is our duty to 
make all people see what justice and democracy mean. They 
can be made as immediate and definite a cause for fighting as a 
blow below the belt, if it can only be demonstrated how vitally 
and fundamentally these principles affect our lives, individually 
and collectively. Slain babies will not ruin the human race; a 
slain morality will. 

Truth, justice, democracy are terms which bewilder many 
minds by reason of their abstract and seemingly bloodless char- 
acter. But they form the only solid ground upon which we may 
safely set our feet. If they are but vaguely understood, then it 
remains for thinking men, for philosophers if you please, to clarify 
and vitalize them. 

We are fighting for justice, to make the world safe for democ- 
racy, to settle for all time the question whether governments 
and codes and the organization of society shall or shall not rest 
on a foundation of democratic principles. A world-wide solution 
of the problem has been forced upon us by the universal growth 
of civilization. Hereafter can mankind count on obtaining indi- 
vidual and collective justice or not? It is not going to be a matter 
of doubt any longer; it must be settled one way or the other. 

We are fighting to insure the establishment of these ideals and 
principles as universal laws for the guidance and protection of 
mankind. More precisely, we went to war to prevent Germany 
from establishing and spreading opposing, antagonistic doctrines. 
We perceived at last the imminent danger that such an establish- 
ment would be permanent, progressive, overwhelming. Does not 
this menace offer a casus belli at once fundamental and all-era- 
bracing, vital and concrete? Can we any longer look upon our 
principles of democracy and justice as mere subjects for debate? 
Have they not become something to fight and die for? 

Democracy is not merely a form of government; it is a principle 
of human relationship which we have been striving to comprehend 

186 Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 

since man first had dealings with man. Christ sought to teach 
democracy, and Christ's teachings are still but dimly understood. 
Democracy means fair dealing, common and complete integrity, 
the brotherhood of man. 

It is proper to take cognizance of German atrocities and crimes 
against mankind and that our souls be stirred thereby, not that 
we may seek revenge, but that we may appreciate more fully the 
seriousness of the German menace. They are concrete evidences 
of the fact that Germany is the great, militant enemy of democracy 
and justice. That enemy must be fought and beaten by the forces 
of democracy, not merely that certain forms of government may 
not perish from the earth, but that we may save from annihila- 
tion those fundamental principles of life and ethics without which 
life has no meaning, is not worth the living. And it will require 
all the forces of democracy to accomplish it. 

We have come, in short, to the parting of the ways. It is no 
longer permitted us indolently to close our eyes to truth. We 
must choose between the two mighty principles of concrete self- 
interest and abstract justice. 

It is a time for clear thinking, straight thinking, honest think- 
ing. It is a time for the clarifying and crystalizing of ideals and 
principles. It is a time when moral and intellectual leadership is 
as sorely needed as military and political leadership. The people 
must get back of this war with all their individual and collective 
power. Still groping in the twilight of half-understanding, they 
need teachers whose doctrines are substantially grounded on con- 
viction and thorough comprehension. The call is sounded for all 
the intellect and idealism the American people can muster. Power 
and efficiency are needed not more than vision, for where there 
is no vision the people perish. 

There never was a time, in fine, when a greater responsibility 
rested on the shoulders of the educated man, the college man, 
the man trained to think, to reason, to reach judgments based 
not upon impulse but upon an examination of all the evidence. 
From our colleges there should stream forth a light that will 
guide the people in their sore distress, that will cast a clear illumi- 
nation upon those things for which we are fighting, and so solidify 
our resolve and our unity. Terras irradient! 

Roger Coxaxt Perkins 

Amherst's First Sacrifice to War 187 

Cl^e ^ml^er^t Commemoratii^e 


ROGER CON ANT PERKINS, '17, the first Amherst under- 
graduate to fall in the service, lost his life in a hydro- 
plane accident while training for Naval Aviation at Key 
West, Florida. He was taking his 3000-foot test, and had been 
out about twenty minutes when his machine was seen falling 
from a height of 500 feet. Planes and boats rushed to the spot 
where it struck the water, but the young aviator was already 
dead when they reached him. He had probably been killed 

Perkins was among the first of those in college to enlist after 
the declaration of war. He entered the Naval Reserve, and after 
a few brief assignments, spent several months in the Brooklyn 
Navy Yards on board the Adroit, a converted pleasure yacht. 
He transferred to Naval Aviation in November and entered the 
ground school at M. I. T., Cambridge, Mass. There were one 
hundred and twenty men in his class. Of these, ninety completed 
the course, Perkins standing second with an average of over 99%. 
He was sent to the flying school at Key West, Fla,, the second 
week in February, and had made rapid progress in his training 

Perkins played a prominent part in undergraduate activities 
while in college. He was defender of the flag during the flag rush 
in his sophomore year. He won a 'varsity letter as quarter-back of 
the 1916 football team, was manager of the baseball team and a 
member of Scarab. He was one of the most popular men in his 
class. Phi Kappa Psi was his fraternity. He was twenty-two 
years old. 

An older brother, C. K. Perkins, '12, is in Army Aviation in 
France. His father is Rev. S. K. Perkins, '77, of Manchester, 
Vt. His mother and two sisters, Jane and Ruth, also survive 
him. The following editorial, under title of "The First Sacrifice," 
appeared in The Amherst Student, March 18th: — 

We have had occasion at various times throughout the year 
to point out how the war was gradually coming closer and closer 
to us in our sheltered college life. Last week, at one bound, it 

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placed itself squarely in our midst, with an emphasis which will 
be lasting. 

The incident which linked the war definitely with the college, 
also put the first name on the Roll of Honor of last year's under- 
graduates killed in the service. We knew that some time this roll 
must start, but kept persuading ourselves that it would be still 
far in the future. Hence we have our first personal and intimate 
knowledge of the paralyzing uncertainty of war and of the great 
sacrifices it demands. 

Of the details of Roger Perkins' death we know little, except 
that it was in an aeroplane accident. Of his life as a student, how- 
ever, we can certainly say that it was a brilliant success and that 
the enviable record he made here led us all to expect great things 
of him in the service and elsewhere. These expectations he was 
amply fulfilling when an accident cut short his promising career 
just as he was about to receive his commission. 

Those who knew "Rog" feel a keen sense of personal loss, and 
the whole college is shaken by this first death. We feel the abso- 
lute uselessness of trying to find words to express our feelings. 
All we can say is that this first Amherst boy to make the great 
sacrifice was the very embodiment of the hopes and ideals of the 
college and, as such, can ill be spared by his family, friends, or 
the world at large. 

All honor to Roger Perkins, first to die, as he was also one of 
the first to enlist. His spirit and example still remain as an in- 
spiration to us all and the name he made for himself in college, 
coupled with the manner of his death, will unite to give him an 
enviable place among Amherst's sons. 

A note of sympathy from the classmates of his father will be 
found among the class notes of 1877. 


Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 


John Franklin Genung, Editor 

Associate Editors, Waltek A. Dteb '00, John B. O'Brien '05 

Publication Committee 
Robert W. Maynard '02, Chairman Gilbert H. Grosvenor '97 
Clifford P. Warren '03 George F. Whicher '10 

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Copyright, 1917, 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. 


FOR the frontispiece to this number of the Quarterly we 
present to our readers a picture of the new Chi Phi house 
on College Street, the latest fraternity house of the half 
dozen that have been erected in the last five or six years. We 
have delayed publishing the view until we could present it not as 
it appears in the architect's drawing but as its grounds and sur- 
roundings contribute to set it off. The architect is Mr. Cox, of 
the Boston architectural firm of Putnam and Cox, the same who 
designed the four other ones near by, the Psi Upsilon, the Phi Delta 
Theta, the Beta Theta Pi, and the Delta Upsilon. In the erection 
of this house he has well availed himself of the experience gained 
in designing the others, an experience in which, as he says, like 
every scholarly man, "he has learned many new things with every 
new job." The other houses were designed with artistic reference 
to each other and to their situation on or near the Common, — 
all in a harmonious and homogeneous relation, though with varia- 
tions suited to the tastes and desires of each fraternity. In the 
present house, somewhat removed from the others and with dif- 
ferent outlook, the architect desired something "different." 
Hence the present comely structure in pure Georgian style, and 
with charmingly convenient interior for a collegian's home. 

190 Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 

IN spite of the war, and partly because of it, Amherst still has 
her educational problems. The proponents of materialistic, 
utilitarian types of education ("made in Germany," by the 
way), emphasizing vocational training, have been gaining ground 
of late. A sort of Teutonic educational cult has grown up in the 
environment of such centers as Milwaukee and Cincinnati. Amer- 
icans must be on their guard against this, as against all things of 
that ilk. Though the drive has been directed chiefly against sec- 
ondary schools, its influence will sooner or later reach upward to 
the colleges. The time may conceivably arrive when there will 
be few public high schools that prepare students for such colleges 
of general culture as Amherst. Shall we fight this tendency, or 
bend to it? It is not merely a question of more or less Latin or 
Greek; the whole theory of higher education is involved. 

Let us have free discussion of these things. The debate is 
opened by Al. Stearns in this issue of the Quarterly. We recom- 
mend a thoughtful perusal of his article. 

RECENTLY compiled figures show a decrease in attendance 
in every college in the country, due to war conditions, 
ranging from eight per cent, at DePauw to forty per 
cent, at Harvard, Princeton, Tulane, and William & Mary. 
Amherst's contribution to the American man-power is somewhat 
above the average, or approximately thirty per cent, of her former 

Amherst College is confronted with an operating deficit almost 
exactly equal to the decrease in tuition fees. If the alumni make 
good this deficit they will be paying the expenses incurred by the 
college in sending its manhood to war. The connection is too 
marked to be overlooked, and we have every confidence that the 
alumni will respond to the call recently sent out by the Alumni 
Council and wipe out the deficit. 

WHEN you stop to think of it, it is extraordinary what 
trust we place in words in view of the fact that words 
are constantly proving themselves to be fickle and unre- 
liable. Hopefully we send forth carefully selected words in order 
to make clear our motives and aims to the world, knowing full 

Editorial Notes 191 

well that many words are mere turn-coats, able to argue on either 
side of a question or to turn state's evidence altogether. 

Take the word class, for example. In its sociological sense it is 
a hateful word. It connotes the things we have been struggling 
against for twenty centuries — caste, coercion, privilege, injustice. 
In democratic America there should be a censorship upon such 
perversive and reactionary terms as "intellectual class," "gov- 
erning class," "working class," "leisure class." An end to 
class ! 

But let the word class disappear for a moment in the wings 
and reappear miraculously re-costumed in its collegiate garb. 
What a transformation! Fraternity stands where tyranny stood, 
and class means nothing but sincerity, fellowship, fair dealing. 
What could be more democratic than a college class? For it is 
an artificial grouping of men irrespective of caste. In its formation 
and amalgamation vexed questions of priority have no place. 

To the freshman the class presents a clean sheet whereon to 
write his name. Here is a fair field and no favor, honor to be won 
by merit and no otherwise, the battle of the strong and the race 
of the swift. In our alumni classes we have millionaires and con- 
gressmen, we have poor teachers and preachers and scribblers. 
Think of the most loved and the most honored; has occupation, 
fortune, or station anything whatever to do with it.'* 

This is democracy, and fortunate are we who have inherited its 
traditions. Long live the class, in its collegiate sense. And may 
its creed enlighten the world. 

OUR fair neighbors across the river have a new president 
who has been acquiring a reputation for wit and humor, 
among other estimable qualities. The following anecdote, 
clipped from a daily paper, will, we fancy, delight the average 
Amherst man: 

President Neilson, of Smith College, whose humor is much 
enjoyed by the young women of that institution, has recently told 
of an amusing experience which he had when returning home from 
a speech-making trip. While in the observation car, he and a 
"drummer" were trying to pass away the time with a chat. Just 
as the train was nearing the president's station, the "drummer," 

192 Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 

in a final burst of confidence, said, "My line's skirts; what's 
yours?" As he picked up his luggage and hurried out, Dr. Neilson 
called back: "So's mine." 

NEWS items for insertion in the August issue of the Quar- 
terly should be mailed before June £5, 1918, to John B. 
O'Brien, 309 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Promptness facilitates editorial work. Letters, newspaper clip- 
pings, business announcements, etc., giving information about 
Amherst men, are solicited. 

TheBookTable 193 

Ci^e CBoofe Cable 

1900 and 1910 

Two Chapters from "The Cambridge History of American Literature" 
(Early Essayists by George Frisbie Whicher, 1910, and Transcendentalism by 
Harold Clark Goddard, 1900). 

The first of the three volumes of the long awaited "Cambridge History of 
American Literature" has recently appeared. It is a matter of special interest 
to Amherst men that two of the eighteen chapters are by members of the classes 
of 1900 and 1910, and that one of the four general editors is John Erskine, who 
also spent his four years at Amherst, though as teacher rather than student. 

The work as a whole is one of the modern type of scholarship — a vast editorial 
mosaic, the product of many minds and methods. What such an undertaking 
gains in authoritative exactitude at every point is, and must be, fully offset by 
the loss of synthesis of plan and harmony of treatment. In the nature of the case 
it must become a succession of more or less related monographs, rather than a 
consecutive history, a mosaic, as I say, rather than a fabric. Moreover, the col- 
legiate neglect of American literature as a subject for legitimate study has re- 
sulted in the striking fact that there is no group of avowed and devoted experts 
in this field. In the circumstances the book had to be a by-product of men whose 
interests were primarily in other fields, and the history is thus far the work of 
professors of English, History, and Philosophy supplemented by an ex-editor 
an ex-publisher and a librarian. The disjointedness consequent on such dis-joint 
authorship is illustrated by the two chapters under discussion. To Mr. Whicher 
was assigned "Early Essayists" but he had to omit Irving, the chief of them, 
for the elderly reminiscences of Major George Haven Putnam. One is reminded 
— with perfect respect for both — of a medical student and Oliver Wendell Holmes 
carving in turn off the same turkey; the student scientifically dispensing calories, 
and Mr. Holmes serving lavishly "a leg and wing and a piece of the breast" with 
spoonfuls of anecdotal stuffing. And comparably to Mr. Goddard was assigned 
"The Transcendentalists," but he perforce omitted Emerson for the amiable 
lucubrations of Mr. Paul Elmer More, and Thoreau — for whom it doth not yet 
appear. To either contributor the task was about as logical as a discussion of 
the Civil War would be without detailed mention of Lincoln. 

Criticism of the first of these chapters — that on The Essayists — should be 
especially tempered in view of the limitations under which the author labored. 
In twelve pages he was to dispose of the American light essay in the first half of 
the nineteenth century. The turkey metaphor should be withdrawn. His prob- 
lem was much more like spending a dollar at a cafeteria in twenty minutes. To 
paraphrase one of Mr. Whicher's own sentences: "It is unnecessary, therefore, 
to dwell upon the reasons for the nondigestion of this immense repast; they are 
obvious." What the writer did was to mention quite scrupulously all the essay- 
ists in the period who deserved mention, necessarily limiting himself to obiter 
dicta on all but three, Joseph Dennie, James K. Paulding, and Nathaniel P. Wil- 

194 Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 

lis, but showing in these units his ability to individualize and summarize an author 
and his output, as for example in the following comments: "Like many of his 
contemporaries Paulding could not refrain from using his stylus as a dagger when- 
ever patriotically aroused He may best be remembered as an author 

whose faults and virtues combined to make him exclusively and eminently na- 
tional." And again: "There where woods and streams were enlivened by flowered 
waistcoats, pink champagne, and the tinkle of serenades, Willis found a setting 
for some of his most characteristic writings." Mr. Whicher accomplished what 
he set out to, the brief presentation of a big subject, omitting no cardinal fact. 
For this he should receive full credit; but I would have been eager to give him 
much more credit if he had carried out with equal success the harder task of writ- 
ing a critical rather than a didactic chapter, and of interpreting this belated tide 
of Georgian prose, more nearly as J. R. Dennett did in his famous essay on The 
Knickerbockers, — or as Mr. Goddard succeeded in doing in his chapter in this 
same volume on The Transcendentalists. 

Mr. Goddard is one of the minority of contributors to the volume whose selec- 
tion for a particular chapter was inevitable, for his "Studies in New England 
Transcendentalism" (1908) is one of the preeminent books on this subject. He 
was therefore writing out of a full mind. Yet he did the work afresh, not even 
repeating any of the brilliant passages for whose recurrence I was half expectant. 
There is nothing in the new chapter with quite the glitter of this from ten years 
ago: "Pale abstractions, touched with passion, took on, in a moment, a strange 
vitality; weak sentiment, fastening upon thought, assumed a sudden power. Out 
of this ferment of emotions and ideas, profound changes at the very heart of Euro- 
pean life could scarcely fail to come. Far enough from revolutionary in temper 
was the author of the Essay on the Human Understanding, or the little printer 
whose novels made the whole of Europe weep; yet — we might almost say — 
Locke plus Richardson gives us Rousseau." But on the whole the style of the new 
chapter is firm and mature — no less so than the structure of it or the judgments 
in it. 

It is introduced with a treatment of Transcendentalism as related to the world 
thought of the day, proceeds via Edwards and the elder Channing to the Tran- 
scendental group, thence to the essential elements of their philosophy, and its 
expression in Alcott and George Ripley, in Brook Farm and The Dial, in Margaret 
Fuller and Theodore Parker. And it is concluded with this effective summary: 
"These men were no mere dreamers. Emerson resigning his pulpit rather than 
administer the Lord's Supper or pray when he did not feel like praying, Thoreau 
going to jail for a refusal to pay his taxes, Alcott closing his school sooner than 
dismiss a colored pupil (yes! even Alcott planting "aspiring" vegetables), Parker 
risking reputation and life in the anti-slavery crusade — these are typical examples 
of the fact that when these men were put to the test of acting up to their principles 
they were not found wanting. The Puritan character was the rock on which 
transcendentalism was built." A further paragraph of post-conclusion performs 
the critical jeu d'esprit of linking Edwards, Emerson, and William James — ,d la 
the final trio of Faust, Marguerite and Mephistopheles — and so ends the chapter. 
Except for this gratuitous frisk it is a sane and rich discussion of a complexly 
nebulous theme, a solid compound of fact and criticism. The attentive reader 

The Book Table 195 

misses in the warp and woof of it any evident use of the great store of material 
in the Journals of Emerson, which have appeared since the publication of Mr. 
Goddard's theses; but in no case, except perhaps in the Emersonian comment on 
Alcott, would the present findings have been modified. 

To the professed student of American literature there are certain disappointing 
features in this first volume of the Cambridge History; but they are not in the 
two "Amherst" chapters. Mr. Whicher's contribution is well-balanced, compact 
and accurate; Mr. Goddard's shows wisdom as well as understanding. 



"Sam Houston. " By George S. Bryan. New York: The Macmillan Company. 

Within the past decade or two so-called juvenile literature has taken on a new 
character. Adventurous trash is still written for boys and silly sentiment for girls, 
but among those books which succeed because they win authoritative approval, 
an educational element is to be noted and a higher standard of form and authen- 
ticity. This is particularly true of those books which are intended primarily for 
use as supplementary reading in schools or for inclusion in school libraries. 

Mr. Bryan's book is one of the latest additions to a series of "True Stories of 
Great Americans," which now includes eighteen titles. The present reviewer is 
unable to comment on the other books in this series, but if they approach the stand- 
ard set by Mr. Bryan they are worthy of being considered as permanent contri- 
butions to the better-class literature of youth. 

Most of us have read something of General Sam Houston, pioneer, soldier, states- 
man. United States senator, and twice president of the Republic of Texas. Few of 
us, it is safe to say, could give anything like a connected account of his life, though 
he was one of the most picturesque figures in American history. The facts of his 
life are not hidden; they are given in many histories and biographies that are 
available in any good library; but who in these days takes the time for such his- 
torical research.'* 

Mr. Bryan has done the work for us. In 183 pages he has told the whole story, 
has put it all plainly, simply, logically, accurately. The result is a narrative that 
makes as fascinating reading for the busy man as for the schoolboy. That, indeed, 
was Mr. Bryan's task — to combine the accuracy and calm judgment of the scholarly 
historian with the most direct and understandable form of presentation. The 
result is not merely a superior type of juvenile history and biography, but a correct, 
comprehensive study of the life and work of one of the builders of America. Mr. 
Bryan has succeeded admirably in making Sam Houston live again, in clothing 
his figure with a certain reality without depriving it of its aura of romance. The 
reviewer read the book through with as much pleasure and profit as if he had been 
thirty years younger.. 

— W. A. D. 


Amherst Graduates' Qtarterly 


Note. — Unless otherwise stated the date of the following notes is March, 1918. 

ABBREVIATIOXS USED.—yi. O. R. C. Medical Officers Reserve Corps. 
O. R. C, Officers Reserve Corps. X. A., National Army. C. A. C, Coast Artil- 
lery Corps. U. S. R., United States Reserve. U. S. N. R. F., United States Naval 
Reserve Force. N. G., National Guard. F. A., Field Artillery. A. A. F. S., 
American Ambulance Field Ser\*ice. R. D. N. R., Radio Division Naval Re- 
serve. M. E. R., Medical Enlisted Reserve. O. T. C, Officers Training Camp. 
A. S. S. O. R. C, A\'iation Section Signal Officers Reserve Corps. S. O. R. C, 
Signal Officers Reserve Corps. A. S. S. E. R., A\Tation Section Signal Enlisted 

'1:2. — Roger W. Birdseye enlisted with 
the 1st Canadian Expeditionary Force 
August, 191-1. He trained at Salisbury 
Plains during the winter of 191-i-15, 
going to France as Private in the id 
Battalion and ser\-ing in the trenches 
until February, 1916. He was made 
Sergeant on the field at the Second Bat- 
tle of Ypres, April ii-i9, 1915, and was 
the first American to receive a "Distin- 
guished Conduct Medal." He also 
served as Platoon Sergeant and Com- 
pany Sergeant-Major and finally wa^ 
commissioned a Lieutenant and took a 
full course in the Canadian Staff School 
at ShornclifiFe, England. Returning to 
France in August, 1916, he fought in the 
Battle of the Somme imtil severely 
wounded last October. After six 
months in hospitals in England he re- 
tiu-ned to Canada, where he is still in a 

"19. — Paul Holton Ballou went from 
Amherst to Yale and served from May 
26th to October 26, 1917, with the A. A. 
F. S. in France as a member of S. S. U. 
64, a Yale unit. He was awarded the 
Croix de Guerre for his services at Ver- 
dun. The citation reads as follows: 

"Volontaire americain, conducteur 
dune auto sanitaire. A fait preuve de 
courage et de mepris absolu du danger 
en evacuant les blesses de la Di\'ision 
dans des conditions tres penibles, sur 
des routes frequemment soumises a des 
bombardements violents." 

"75. — Stephen D. Brooks has been a 
medical officer of the U. S. Public 
Health Ser\'ice since 1883. His present 
rank is "Senior Surgeon." In times of 
war the Public Health Ser\'ice consti- 
tutes a part of the military forces of the 
United States. 

'79. — Nehemiah Boynton, having 
served as Chaplain of the 13th Regi- 
ment, N. Y. C. A. C, answered the call 
to colors with his regiment last August, 
and is now Chaplain, U. S. A. 

'82. — George E. Bellows is a 1st Lieu- 
tenant in the M. O. R. C. and at present 
is a member of the Examining Board, 
M. O. R. C, Kansas City. 

'83 — Dr. John B. Walker was ap- 
pointed by the Surgeon General, 
Surgeon-in-Chief of a special fractin-e 
hospital, known as Base Hospital No. 
116, with the rank of Major M. R. C. 

Amherst Men in the National Service 197 

This hospital will have one thousand 
beds and is now mobilizing at the 71st 
Regiment Armory, New York City. 
Major Walker was in the office of the 
Surgeon General for three months get- 
ting supplies, and sailed for Europe 
during the winter. When last heard 
from he was making a trip of inspection 
of English and French hospitals. 

"87. — Daniel Weston Rogers is a Ma- 
jor, M. O. R. C, Uith F. A., Camp 

Alvan F. Sanborn enlisted in the For- 
eign Legion September 1, 1914, serving 
in the trenches of the Somme during the 
winter of 1914-15. He was invalided, 
after a narrow escape from pneumonia, 
in April, 1915, and last July was ap- 
pointed a member of the Permanent 
Inter-Allied Committee for the Re-edu- 
cation of War Cripples. 

'90. — Last February William O. Gil- 
bert was appointed and commissioned 
Lieutenant Colonel, X. A. and reas- 
signed to duty in the Judge Advocate 
Generals Department, Washington. 

'91. — Jesse S. Reeves is Captain A. S. 
S. O. R. C. and President of the Avia- 
tion Examining Board, Indianapolis. 

'93. — Frank B. Cummings is a Lieu- 
tenant Colonel of the 103rd Infantry, 

'94. — Warren D. Brown, Captain, A. 
S. S. O. R. C, is in France. 

Frederick C. Herrick, Captain, M. O. 
R. C, has been stationed at the Rocke- 
feller Institute for Medical Research. He 
is now at the Base Hospital, Rockford. 

Pancoast Kidder, Captain, '27th Di- 
vision, U. S. A., is in France. 

'95. — Palmer A. Potter is a Captain, 
M. O. R. C. He was commissioned last 
January but has not yet been assigned 
to active service. 

'96. — Aurin M. Chase is a Major, O. 
R. C, Motor Equipment Section, En- 
gineering Bureau, Ordnance Depart- 
ment, Washington. 

Frank E. Harkness is a Lieutenant in 
the R. O. T. C. and is teaching in an 
Illinois camp. 

'97. — Lieut. George G. Bradley joined 
the Ser^•ice last November and worked 
for two months in the Rock Island Arse- 
nal. At present he is at Camp Jackson. 

Prof. Charles W. Cobb is a Captain 
in the A. S. S. O. R. C. and Director of 
Technical Instruction in United States 
Schools of Military Aeronautics. 

'97. — From December, 1916, to Janu- 
ary, 1918, KendaU Emerson was Major 
R. O. M. C, B. E. F., France, base at 
No. a General Hospital. Last Septem- 
ber he was detailed to No. 10 Casualty 
Clearing Station, Belgium. After re- 
signing his Britbh Commission in Janu- 
ary he was commissioned Major M. R. 
C, L". S. A. and detailed to the Surgeon 
General's Office, Washington. 

Captain Jerome P. Jackson, U. S. En- 
gineers, is in France in charge of the re- 
modelling and enlargement of an old 
monastery for the use of our govern- 
ment as Base Hospital No. 27. 

Henry M. Moses is in charge of the 
Medical Service in the Kings Co. Base 
Hospital Unit, No. 37, (1000 beds) with 
the rank of Major. 

'98.— Captain Walter H. Eddy, Sani- 
tary Corps, Food Division, is now in 
France. He went with the first food 
party that was sent abroad. 

Earl H. Lyall volimteered in the En- 
gineers Corps, was at Plattsburg, and 
at Washington where he received his 
commission as Captain in the Engineers 
U. S. R., and was assigned to Camp Dix. 
He sailed for France just before Christ- 


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'99. — Captain Harry A. Bullock has 
been assigned to the Staff of the Divi- 
sion Quartermaster, First Division, A. 
E. F. 

Captain James C. Graves, Jr., M. O. 
R. C. (orthopedic surgeon), was sta- 
tioned in England from last May until 
November, and since then has been in 

Edward W. Hitchcock is a Sergeant 
in the U. S. A. A. S., Section 588, 
France. At first he was with the Colum- 
bia Unit and later transferred to the 
University of Indiana Unit. 

Dr. Henry T. Hutchins is a Major, 
M. R. C. 

Robert Talbott Miller, Jr., of the 
University of Pittsburgh Medical School 
organized Base Hospital No. 27 and 
sailed for France in September as direc- 
tor of the Unit with the rank of Major. 

'00. — Captain Thomas J. Hammond, 
Co. I, Inf., sailed for France last 
fall and spent the winter with his regi- 
ment in a small French village of which 
he was "Town Major." On February 
3rd he writes: 

"Have weathered two months of 
winter and slept for four weeks in a 
perfect imitation of one of our tobacco 
sheds, even to the lack of a floor. Am 
in the best of health and feel fit to 
tackle anything. The company is in 
fine shape, the best I ever saw it." 

Cleveland C. Kimball is Surgeon of 
the U. S. S. Minneapolis, U. S. N. Be- 
fore the present war he was Assistant 
Surgeon of the 1st Battalion Naval Mili- 
tia N. Y. 1910-15; Past Assistant Sur- 
geon of the same organization 1915-16; 
Sm-geon of the National Naval Volun- 
teer U. S. N. up to June 1, 1917, when 
he was assigned to the U. S. S. Minne- 

'01. — William D. Ballantine is Trav- 

eling Accountant in the Q. M. C, Con- 
struction Division. 

Charles E. Mathews is a 1st Lieuten- 
ant, Interpreters Corps, 4th Division, 
stationed at Camp Greene. 

William R. Rushmore is in training as 
a Supply Officer at Atlanta. He was 
previously at the Ground Officers' Train 
ing School, A. S. S. O. R. C, San Anto- 

Dr. John R. Herrick is a captain in 
the M. O. R. C. 

'02. — Wilbur A. Anderson is Pay 
Clerk, U. S. N. R. F., stationed at the 
U. S. Naval Station, Pearl Harbor, 

William D. Clarke is a Captain, En- 
gineers, U. S. R., and attached to the 
23rd Regiment at Camp Meade. 

Isaac H. Jones is a Major, M. O. R. C. 
He is not attached to any Unit but is 
doing special work establishing Medical 
Aviation Examining Units in Europe 
and standardizing the tests and exam- 

'02. — ^Howard W. Taylor was Ser- 
geant in Troop G, 1st N. Y. Cavalry 
and served nine months on the Mexican 
Border. He was mustered out of Fed- 
eral service in March, 1917, and entered 
the first R. O. T. C. where he was com- 
missioned a 2d Lieutenant in the Q. M. 
C. and assigned to Camp Dix. Later 
his commission was changed to Field Ar- 
tillery and he was assigned to Co. F, 
303rd Ammunition Train. He has since 
then been promoted to 1st Lieutenant 
and is serving as supply officer in the 2d 
Battalion Headquarters. 

'03. — Gouverneur H. Boyer was com- 
missioned a 1st Lieutenant M. O. R. C. 
last June and reported for duty with the 
British Army last fall, afterwards sailing 
for France. He is now serving with the 
133rd Field Ambulance, B. E. F. 

Amherst Men in the National Service 199 

Chester E. Burg enlisted in 1903 as a 
Private in Battery A, N. G. of Missouri. 
He served continuously in this battery 
until July, 1908, when he was appointed 
1st Lieutenant, S. C. N. G. of Missouri. 
He resigned in 1910 and was out of the 
service until last May when he entered 
the 1st R. O. T. C. Ft. Riley, where he 
was commissioned a 2d Lieutenant Q. 
M. C, N. A. At present he is Assistant 
to the Camp Quartermaster at Camp 
Funston with the rank of 1st Lieu- 

Captain Joseph W. Hayes is stationed 
at Camp Dix and is in charge of the 
Psychological Tests of men in Service. 

Lieut. Foster W. Stearns sailed for 
France shortly after being commissioned. 
He is probably with the 41st Division. 

'04. — Albert Otto Baumann was com- 
missioned a Captain Inf. in the Ohio 
N. G. in May, 1914, and assigned to Co. 
K, 6th Ohio Inf. Since June, 1916. he 
has been in the Federal Service and is 
now in Co. K, 147th Inf., Camp Sheri- 

Last summer Heman B. Chase was at 
Cannock Military Hospital, England, 
and in the autumn at General Hospital 
No. 22, or the Harvard Surgical Unit, 
France. At both of these places he held 
an honorary temporary commission as 
Lieutenant in the Royal Army Medical 
Corps. He is now a 1st Lieutenant M. 
R. C. and holds the official position of 
American Debarkation Medical Officer 
at a foreign port and also serves as med- 
ical officer at the American Military Red 
Cross Hospital No. 4. He was one of 
the American surgeons who went to the 
Island of Islay to attend the survivors 
of the torpedoed Tuscania and identify 
the dead. 

Kenneth R. Otis enlisted as a Sapper 
in the Canadian Overseas Railway Con- 
struction Corps at Montreal in March, 

1915. He is still in France with the 
B. E. F. and with the same Corps. 

George K. Pond is a 2d Lieutenant, 
A. S. S. O. R. C, stationed at Ellington 

Donald Symington is a Captain, Ord. 
O. R. C. and is on duty at Frankford 
Hospital, Philadelphia. 

Last March, Paul A. Turner was com- 
missioned a 1st Lieutenant, M. O. R. C, 
Washington N. G. and mustered into 
Federal Service with that regiment. 
He is in France with the 163rd Field 
Hospital, 116th Sanitary Train. 

'05. — Kenneth C. Mcintosh entered 
the Pay Corps as Ensign in 1905. He 
has served as Lieutenant J. G., Lieuten- 
ant and Lieutenant Commander but his 
official title is Paymaster. During his 
term of service he has been on duty at 
the Navy Department, on the U. S. S. 
Dubuque, at Newport Training Station, 
on U. S. S. Lancaster, at Guam, at the 
Naval Academy, on U. S. S. Memphis, 
U. S. S. Kansas, and is now Paymaster 
on one of the transports engaged in tak- 
ing troops to France. 

Elmer E. Ryan is now in the Aviation 

'06. — Last August, John J. Curran 
was appointed Secretary to the Pay- 
master of the 6th Regiment U. S. Ma- 
rine Corps and official interpreter for the 
regiment overseas. He is now in France 
in the office of the Chief Paymaster. 

Last September Ernest G. Draper was 
commissioned an Ensign in the Trans- 
port Service U. S. N. R. F. and assigned 
to the O. T. C. of Naval Auxiliary Re- 
serve, Pelham Bay as an Instructor in 
Navigation. In January he was com- 
missioned a Lieutenant, J. G. and ap- 
pointed head of the Department of Nav- 
igation, O. T. C. of the Naval Auxiliary 
Reserve (Transport Service), Pelham 


Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 

'06. — Warren F. Draper is Past As- 
sistant Surgeon of the U. S. Public 
Health Service and Medical OflBcer in 
charge of the Extra-Cantonment Zone 
of Camp Lee. The Public Health Serv- 
ice is a part of the military forces of the 
U. S. and is taking charge of the civil 
areas surrounding the cantonments to 
see that sanitary conditions are main- 
tained, and to control the spread of com- 
municable diseases among the civil pop- 
ulation in order to protect the troops in 
the cantonments. 

James S. Hamilton has been serving 
as Medical Sergeant at Etretat, France, 
and has made a marked success of the 
statistical work there. 

Last November Vern Priddy was 
commissioned a Captain at the 2d R. O. 
T. C. Plattsburg and assigned to the 
Ordnance Department on the General 

Harold Remington spent four years 
with the National Guard, was at Platts- 
burg in 1916 and at the R. O. T. C. 
Madison Barracks in 1917. He is now a 
Captain in the 350th F. A., Camp Dix. 

James N. Worcester is now a Captain 
in the U. S. Medical Reserve Corps and 
is stationed at the Blake Hospital in 

'07. — Sergeant Lewis W. Everett is a 
French Interpreter at Headquarters 3rd 
Battalion, 6th Regiment, U. S. Marine 
Corps, France. In addition to his work 
as Interpreter he is acting "Town Ma- 
jor." In this capacity he does all buy- 
ing and billing of officers, controls street 
traffic, fixes price that peasants shall 
charge for produce, does all statistical 
work, makes arrangements for the hous- 
ing of horses, mules, etc., and for trans- 

R. Jewett Jones attended the R. O. 
T. C, Ft. Riley, and was commissioned 

a 1st Lieutenant, Inf. O. R. C. He was 
attached to the 2d Iowa Inf. 34th Divi- 
sion, Camp Cody, and then transferred 
to Co. C, 110th Ammunition Train, 
Camp Doniphan. He is now detailed as 
an Instructor in the Divisional Officers' 
Training School, 35th Division, Camp 

Frank E. Lewis, 1st Lieutenant, M. 
O. R. C, is a member of the Orthopedic 
Division under Major Joel Goldthwaite, 
and is stationed at the Highfield Mili- 
tary Hospital, England. 

John J. Morton, Jr., is a Captain in 
General Hospital No. 13, U. S. A. Base 
Hospital No. 5, B. E. F., France. 

'08.— Holbrook Bonney has been 
transferred to the Headquarters De- 
tachment, 166th Field Artillery Brigade, 
Camp Lewis. 

George C. Elsey is a Captain, 18th 
Inf., France. 

Daniel B. Jones is a 1st Lieutenant, 
U. S. R., and is stationed at M. I. T., 

Harold C. Keith is doing special work 
in the Ordnance Department at Wash- 

Ralph L. Loomis is an Ensign, U. S. 
N. Aviation Service. Last year he was 
with the French Army, having trained 
in the aviation schools in France. 

Chapin Marcus is a Captain, 155th 
F. A., Brigade Headquarters, Camp Lee. 

Last August Arthur P. Paine was 
commissioned a 1st Lieutenant Ord- 
nance O. R. C. and ordered to active 
duty at Sandy Hook. He has been 
transferred to Aberdeen and is now a 

M. Hayward Post is Oculist to Base 
Hospital No. 33 at Albany. 

Paul R. Powell was a 1st Lieutenant 
Engineers, O. R. C, but resigned last 

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January to enter the Signal Corps as 
Inspector of Airplane Machines. He is 
located temporarily at New Brunswick. 
Robert B. Woodbury was with Co. C, 
1st Pa. Engineers at Camp Stewart, El 
Paso from July, 1916, to February, 
1917. He was appointed a 1st Lieu- 
tenant and shortly after, his company 
was mustered into Federal Service. He 
was on detached service with his com- 
pany on construction work at Camp 
Jackson and is now Judge Advocate of 
Co. A, 111th Inf., Camp Hancock. 

'09. — Henry B. Allen is a Lieutenant, 
Ordnance O. R. C, and is now in 

Edward J. Bolt enlisted in the Marine 
Corps last June and was at Paris Island 
until December. He was appointed 
Drill Inspector and just before sailing 
for France was made a Corporal. 

F. Marsena Butts has been promoted 
to Captain, Ordnance Equipment Divi- 
sion, Washington. 

Last June, Merrill F. Clarke obtained 
leave of absence from his Church and 
enlisted in the U. S. A. A. S. as Private 
attached to Section 39. He is in France 
assigned to the French Army, S. S. U. 

George Dowd, 301st F. A., Camp 
Devens, has been promoted to 1st Lieu- 

Last August, David F. Goodnow en- 
listed as a Private in the M. O. R. C. 
He was promoted to Sergeant and then 
Sergeant-Major of General Hospital No. 
1, where he is now stationed. 

Gordon R. Hall is a 2d Lieutenant F. 
A. O. R. C. 

Vogel A. Helmholz is a 1st Lieutenant 
in the Leather Inspection Division of 
the Ordnance Department and has 
charge of the inspection at the tanneries 
in the Middle West. 

Last July, C. Clothier Jones reported 
for active duty to the Signal Corps Avia- 
tion School at Essington, Pa. He was 
commissioned Captain A. S. S. O. R. C. 
and assigned as Adjutant of the Post, 
and later was appointed President of 
the Aviation Examining Board. 

Levon H. Koomey is with the For- 
estry unit in France. 

Stoddard Lane is with the U. S. A. A. 
S., Section 539, France, and has recently 
been made corporal in the section. 

J. Marshall MacCammon attended 
the R. O. T. C, Ft. Niagara, was com- 
missioned a 1st Lieutenant in the Con- 
struction Division S. O. R. C. and as- 
signed to work in that division at 

Keith F. McVaugh served for seven 
months at the Border with Squadron A, 
N. Y. Cavalry. He attended the 1st 
Plattsburg Camp where he was commis- 
sioned a 2d Lieutenant. In December 
he was promoted to 1st Lieutenant and 
is now in the 304th F. A., Camp Upton. 

Harrison W. Meelen enlisted in the 
M. V. M., Troop B, Cavalry Unit in 
1915. He entered the Federal Service 
in 1916 and went to the Border with his 
troop. Last July he was again called 
out and was in camp in Boston until he 
sailed for France as a 1st Class Private. 
He has since been made a Corporal and 
is now acting mess sergeant for his 

Theodore Pratt is a 1st Lieutenant, 
Ordnance, O. R. C. 

Edward H. Sudbury is attending the 
Artillery School at Fontainbleau, France. 

William A. Vollmer has been pro- 
moted to 1st Lieutenant in Battery A, 
306th F. A., Camp Upton. 

William H. Wright is a 2d Lieutenant, 
Headquarters Co., 168th Inf. A. E. F., 
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'10. — Lieut. Lindsay C. Amos, Bat- 
tery A, 309th F. A., Camp Dix, is acting 
as Assistant Adjutant. 

Last July, Harold E. Bardwell was 
commissioned a 1st Lieutenant in the 
A. S. S. O. R. C. and is now in France. 

Edward T. Bedford has been commis- 
sioned 1st Lieutenant Sanitary Corps, 
N. A. 

Horace S. Cragin is a 1st Lieutenant 
M. O. R. C. and is stationed at the Nor- 
folk Naval Hospital, Portsmouth. 

Raymond F. Gardner is a Private in 
the A. S. S. E. R. C. 

Donald M. Gildersleeve was commis- 
sioned a 1st Lieutenant M. O. R. C. in 
August, 1915, and has been in active 
service since April, 1916. He is now in 
France with the 1st Depot Battalion, 
Signal Corps. 

Weston W. Goodnow is a Cadet in the 
A. S. S. O. R. C. He attended the 
Ground School at Cornell University 
and was then transferred to London 
where he is training with the Royal 
Flying Corps. Previous to this he 
served three years with the 1st N. Y. 
Cavalry, 9 months on the Mexican Bor- 
der and three on the New York Aque- 
duct as Private, Corporal, and Sergeant. 

Bartow H. Hall is in France as 1st 
Lieutenant, F. A. O. R. C. 

Last August, Graham B. Jacobus was 
commissioned a 2d Lieutenant O. R. C. 
at Ft. Sheridan and assigned to Co. A, 
341st Inf. N. A., Camp Grant. 

Last December, S. Edward McAdam 
enlisted as a 2d Class Seaman in the 
U. S. N. R. F. and received orders to re- 
port to the Commanding OfBcer, St. 
Helena Training Station at Norfolk for 
St. Julian's Creek Magazine detail. 

William R. Marsh, after training at 
Ft. Snelling and Ft. Monroe, received a 
commission as 1st Lieutenant and was 

stationed at Ft. Saint Philip, 75 miles 
down the river from New Orleans. He 
was assigned to the 3rd Co., C. A. C, 
Coast Defense of New Orleans, a regular 
Army Company. 

Last December, Robert C. Murray 
enlisted in the M. O. R. C. and was at- 
tached to General Hospital No. 5, sta- 
tioned at Ft. Ontario. 

Sterling W. Pratt. 2d Lieutenant, Q. 
M. C, N. A., is stationed at the 3rd 
Reg. Armory, Philadelphia. 

Bert C. Schellenburg enlisted in the 
U. S. N. R. F. last May, received a dis- 
charge and re-enlisted in the A. S. S. E. 
R. C. He is now a Flying Cadet at 
Rich Field. 

Kenneth T. Tucker was with the 7th 
Regiment N. Y. N. G. for seven years, 
including Border Service in Texas in 
1916. He attended the 1st R. O. T. C. 
at Plattsburg, was commissioned a 2d 
Lieutenant and assigned to Co. E, 307th 
Inf., at Camp Upton. In January he 
was promoted to 1st Lieutenant in the 
same Company and Regiment. 

'11.— Clifford B. Ballard is a 2d 
Lieutenant in the Machine Gun Com- 
pany, 339th Infantry, Camp Custer; 
George W. Brainerd, who is stationed at 
U. S. Army Base Hospital No. 9, has 
been appointed a Wardmaster. Last 
August, Charles C. Campbell was com- 
missioned a 1st Lieutenant Inf. O. 
R. C. at Madison Barracks and 
assigned to Co. G, 309th Inf., Camp 
Dix. Last April, Everett B. Davenport 
enlisted in the U. S. N. R. F. as Gunner's 
Mate 3rd Class; he received Marks- 
man's rating, was advanced to Gunner's 
Mate, 2d Class, and since June has 
served on patrols at Block Island (S. P. 
54 and S. P. 56). Beekman J. Delatour 
is a 1st Lieutenant M. O. R. C. and at 
present is a Medical Officer with the 

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A. S. S. O. R. C. at Kelly Field. Capt. 
Horace R. Denton's address is Head- 
quarters 67th Field Artillery Brigade, 
A. E. F., via New York. William P. S. 
Doolittle attended the 2d R. O. T. C. 
Ft. Niagara, where he was commis- 
sioned in November and assigned to 
Co. I, 307th Inf., Camp Upton. Frank 
R. Elder is a member of the Master 
Signal Electrician Depot, Co. F, N. A., 
but at present is attending the Signal 
Corps School of Instruction at the Uni- 
versity of Vermont. Robert H. George 
attended the 1916 Plattsburg Camp and 
then enlisted for the 1st Plattsburg 
Camp in 1917; he was commissioned a 
Captain and put in charge of Co. I, 
304th Inf. at Camp Devens, but was 
detached in order to serve as instructor 
at the 2d Plattsburg Camp; at the end 
of that camp he returned to Camp 
Devens and took charge of his company. 
Arthur S. Gormley is a 1st Lieutenant, 
Ordnance, O. R. G. Robert E. Hine 
enlisted last August and until January 
was an inspector at large of aeroplanes 
and aeroplane engines. Signal Service; 
he was then commissioned a 2d Lieuten- 
ant A. S. S. O. R. C. and is stationed at 
Camp Hancock. Alfred R. Hofler was 
commissioned a 1st Lieutenant, Inf. at 
the 2d Plattsburg Camp. Paul C. 
Jacobs is stationed in Co. E, 7th Regi- 
ment, Camp Perry and is training for 
Radio Service, U. S. N. R. F. Jolm H. 
Keys enlisted in the 20th Engineers last 
September and went to Camp American 
University; he is now in France in 
Co. D, 10th Regiment Engineers. 
Hubert Loomis, Battery A, 101st Regi- 
ment, F. A., France, has been commis- 
sioned a 2d Lieutenant. Herbert G. 
Lord, Jr., is a 1st Lieutenant, Ordnance, 
O. R. C. and at present is assistant to 
the commanding officer in the New York 
Arsenal. George II. McBride is a 1st 
Lieutenant Ordnance, O. R. C. and is 

stationed at Edgewood, Md. Campbell 
Marvin has enlisted in the A. S. E. R. C. 
as Balloon Observer; he will be sta- 
tioned at Omaha for a period of school- 
ing. George B. Parks is a 2d Lieutenant, 
Inf., attached to the Press Division of 
the Intelligence Section, General Staff, 

A. E. F. James W. Post is attending 
the 3rd R. O. T. C. Camp Grant. Roy 
E. Pushee enlisted in the Ordnance 
Corps last July and is now a Lieutenant 
on duty at the Machine Gun School, 
Springfield Armory. Last October 
Charles B. Rugg enlisted in the U. S. 
N. R. F. and was assigned to active 
duty at the Cadet School at Cambridge. 
His first rating was Chief Boatswain's 
Mate and in January, 1918, he was com- 
missioned an Ensign and reported for 
duty in the Bureau of Ordnance, Navy 
Department, Washington. Richard 

B. Scandrett, Jr., is in the U. S. N. R. F., 
Aviation Section. Lieut. Waldo Shum- 
way, Co. M, 103rd Inf., France, was 
commissioned at Plattsburg and was 
one of the 1400 picked men from the 
training schools to be sent to France for 
further training; after two months of 
training there he was appointed in- 
structor in Trench Warfare. Brantley 
A. Weathers, Jr., is a Captain Q. M. O. 
R. C, and is Division Exchange Officer 
at Atlanta, Ga. Lawrence Wood is a 
Sergeant in the Ordnance Department. 
Ralph S. Wyckoff was in the 3rd Train- 
ing Regiment from May to August; he 
then enlisted in the regular army and 
was assigned to the 303rd Regiment, 
N. A.; in December he was made a 

'12. — George A. Carl in is a Sergeant 
in Co. M, 1st Army Headquarters Regi- 
ment, Inf., and was transferred to 
Camp Greene with the others from 
Camp Wadsworth and all the other 
camps, who were able to speak French. 


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Harry F. Dann enlisted last July in the 
Headquarters Co., Nashville, Tenn.; 
he was transferred to Camp Sevier, 
Headquarters Co., 119th Inf., as non- 
commissioned officer and is now in the 
3rd R. O. T. C. at Leon Springs. Ernest 
Gregory, Ensign, U. S. N. R. F., is 
Commanding OflBcer of the U. S. Sub- 
marine Chaser 24. Ralph Heavens 
enlisted in the U. S. N. R. F. last April 
and spent the summer on the Patrol 
Boat Alert at Portsmouth; he is now a 
junior officer on the battleship Louisiana 
with rank of Ensign. Claude H. Hub- 
bard was selected for the 3rd R. O. T. C. 
at Camp Devens. Levi R. Jones is a 
member of the 26th Co., 7th Battalion, 
Depot Brigade, Camp Devens. Benja- 
min F. Knapp is in the 13th Co., 4th 
Training Battalion, 156th Depot Bri- 
gade, Camp Jackson. William S. 
Lahey, Co. E, 311th Inf., has been pro- 
moted to 1st Lieutenant. Arthur B. 
Lyon is a 1st Lieutenant, M. O. R. C. 
Irving T. Thornton is a 1st Lieutenant 
in the Headquarters Corps, A. E. F. 
(operating section. General Staff). 
Joseph H. Vernon is with the Balloon 
School at San Antonio. U. S. Navy 
Hospital No. 1, in which Edward B. 
Vollmer is a Hospital Apprentice, has 
been recently transferred to France. 
Sargent H. Wellman is a 1st Lieutenant 
with the American Expeditionary 
Forces, at present a casual officer, Inf. 

'13. — Frank L. Babbott, Jr., is in the 
M. E. R. C. and is training in a civilian 
hospital. Horace P. Belden attended 
the 2d R. O. T. C, Ft. Benjamin 
Harrison and was commissioned a 2d 
Lieutenant, F. A. O. R. C; in January 
he was transferred to Camp Dodge, 
attached to the 163rd Depot Brigade, 
and later reassigned to Battery D, 
337th F. A. Wayland H. Brown served 
with Battery B, 1st Minn. F. A. from 

June, 1916, up to August, 1917, when 
he entered the R. O. T. C. at Ft. Snell- 
ing; he was commissioned a 1st 
Lieutenant and assigned to the 333rd 
F. A., Camp Grant. Russell F. Chapin 
is taking a course in an Ordnance Train- 
ing School at Camp Jackson. Dwight 
E. Ely has been commissioned an Ensign 
U. S. N. R. F. Benjamin ^Y. Estabrook 
has been transferred to the Signal Corps, 
Aerial Gunnery as an instructor and has 
received a commission as 1st Lieuten- 
ant. Richard B. Hager is a Lieutenant 
in the 115th F. A., 30th Division, sta- 
tioned at Greenville, S. C. William G. 
Hamilton enlisted last June and is now 
a Seaman, 2d Class in the U. S. N. R. 
Training Camp, San Pedro. Howard 
C. Harding is a Private in Headquarters 
Co. No. 1, M. O. T. C, Camp Green- 
leaf. Last April, Robert A. Jenkins 
enlisted as Seaman in the U. S. N. R. F. 
and served at the Aviation Field in 
Squantum for several months; he then 
attended the Harvard Naval School, 
was commissioned an Ensign, and is 
now on the U. S. S. De Kalb. F. Carl 
Keller enlisted in the Medical Depart- 
ment last November and is now attend- 
ing the 3rd R. O. T. C, Camp Lewis. 
Last December, John L. King enlisted 
as Seaman, 2d Class, in the U. S. N. R. F. 
and was called for duty at the Municipal 
Pier Training School, Chicago; last 
February he was ordered to Philadelphia 
for a coastwise training cruise; he 
expects to report about May 1st for 
final training and study for a commis- 
sion at Pelham Bay; he is now a 
Quartermaster, 3rd Class. Capt. 
Herschel S. Konold is Adjutant to 
Colonel Palmer, Camp Grant. Edward 
C. Knudson is a Yeoman, 1st Class, 
U. S. N. R. F., 3rd Naval District. 
Henry S. Loomis, who is in the U. S. 
Air Service in France, has been com- 
missioned a 1st Lieutenant. Last June, 

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James F. McClure enlisted as Private 
in the Ordnance E. R. C; he was in 
active service at the Ordnance Training 
Detachment, Augusta Arsenal, and 
later transferred to the 107th Ordnance 
Depot Co., Camp Gordon; he was made 
Corporal and then Ordnance Sergeant 
and is now in the R. O. T. C. at Camp 
Gordon. James G. Martin is Corporal 
and Company Clerk of Co. K, 334th 
Inf., Camp Taylor. Arthur J. Mealand, 
Jr., attended the 1st R. O. T. C, Ft. 
Benjamin Harrison; was commissioned 
a 2d Lieutenant, F. A., and assigned to 
the 322d F. A., Camp Sherman; in 
January, he was promoted to 1st 
Lieutenant, and is in France acting as 
Billeting Officer. Walter W. Moore is 
a 1st Lieutenant, attached to the 51st 
Inf. at Chickamauga Park. George D. 
Olds, Jr., enlisted last December in the 
U. S. N. R. F. as Gunner's Mate, 3rd 
Class; he is stationed at the Naval 
Reserve Barracks, Newport, and is 
acting company commander of succes- 
sive training units. Charles E. Parsons 
is a Private in the M. E. R. C. and has 
been detailed to finish his course in the 
Medical School at Baltimore. Second 
Lieutenant Russell Pope is at the Staff 
College, A. E. F. Lieutenant James R. 
Quill, who was commissioned at the 
R. O. T. C, Ft. Meyer, has recently 
been transferred from Camp Stanley to 
Camp Wheeler to train a National 
Guard outfit; he has been appointed 
regimental instructor of athletics since 
going to Camp Wheeler. Gain Robin- 
son received a commission as 2d Lieu- 
tenant, F. A. O. R. C. at the 2d R. O. 
T. C, Ft. Sheridan; he is in France and 
has not yet been assigned to any unit. 
Charles F. Sheridan was drafted from 
District 2, Syracuse, N. Y., last Septem- 
ber and was in charge of the first five 
per cent, sent from his district to Camp 
Dix. There he was detailed to Co. E, 

310th Inf. and to clerical work at Regi- 
mental Headquarters; in November he 
was sent to Washington for instruction 
at the ofiices of the War Risk Insurance 
Bureau, and in December he sailed for 
France. Frank P. Stelling was recently 
called by the Adjutant General from 
Spartanburg, where he was attached to 
the Sanitary Detachment, 105th Ma- 
chine Gun Battalion, for special service 
in Washington; he is now at Camp 
Meigs in the Quartermasters Corps. 
Albert L. Stirn is a Government Textile 
Inspector and is stationed at the Spring- 
dale Finishing Co.; he is a 2d Lieuten- 
ant, Ordnance, O. R. C. Lieut. Nelson 
Stone is now in France. Robert I. 
Stout was commissioned a 2d Lieuten- 
ant, F. A. O. R. C. at the 2d Plattsburg 
Camp and is stationed at Camp Stanley. 
Word has been received from the War 
Department that last March Hunt 
Warner, Co. M, 165th Inf., 42d Divi- 
sion, was slightly wounded in action. 
Sanford P. Wilcox enlisted last July 
and is now a Private in Hospital Unit 
Q. M. F. R. C. at Ft. McPherson. 
William J. Wilcox is now a Sergeant in 
Headquarters Co., 327th Inf., Camp 
Gordon. James E. Willetts is in France 
and is a 1st Lieutenant in Co. I, 117th 
Ammunition Train. 

'14. — Joseph J. Beatty is in the 
Q. M. O. R. C. at Camp Johnston. 
Frank A. Bernero is a 1st Lieutenant in 
the 310th F. A., Camp Dix. Mervin 
W. Bliss was in the Bureau of Standards 
at Washington for a time and then went 
to Camp Mineola; he is now in France 
with the 201st Aero Squadron, A. S. S. C. 
Carleton H. Brace is a private in Co. K, 
303rd Inf. at Camp Devens. Earle D. 
Butler is a member of the M. R. C, 
Camp Hancock. Dwight N. Clark 
attended the 1st R. O. T. C, Plattsburg, 
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Q. M. ('.; until January, he was assistant 
to the Canij) Quartermaster at Camp 
Devens and is now assistant to the 
Depot Quartermaster at Washington 
with the rank of 1st Lieutenant. 
Edward S. Cobb is in the Ordnance 
Department at Washington. John 
Herbert Creedon, who has been train- 
ing at the Army School of Military 
Aeronautics, Princeton, has been trans- 
ferred to Scott Field, Belleville. Lieut. 
Ralph Darrin is teaching the new Light 
Browning at the Machine Gun School 
at Springfield, Mass. Charles R. 
DeBevoise has been promoted to 1st 
Lieutenant and is Quartermaster of the 
Base Hospital at Camp Lee. John R. 
Dickson is a Lieutenant in Co. L 11th 
Inf., Camp Hancock. Frank H. Ferris 
has been appointed Acting Chaplin in 
the U. S. N. R. F., with the rank of 
Lieutenant (junior grade). George R. 
Foldy, Jr., was commissioned a 2d 
Lieutenant in the A. S. S. O. R. C. and 
in December called into active service; 
he was stationed at Dayton, Ohio, and 
later transferred to Miamisburg, Ohio. 
Last July, Charles B. Glann was com- 
missioned a 1st Lieutenant and assigned 
to active duty at Silver Creek; in 
November he was transferred to Camp 
Upton and attached to Co. C, 302d 
Field Signal Battalion. Cecil J. Hall 
attended the 2d Plattsburg Camp and 
was commissioned a 2d Lieutenant Inf., 
O. R. C; he was attached to the 321st 
Field Signal Battalion and stationed at 
Camp L^pton. Austin Hersh has been 
assigned to the 116th U. S. Infantry 
Band, Camp McClellan. Louis Huth- 
steiner, Co. A, 307th Regiment, Camp 
Upton, has been promoted to 1st Lieu- 
tenant. James R. Kimball is a member 
of the 21st Company, 6th Battalion, 
Depot Brigade, Camp Devens. Richard 
M. Kimball, 1st Lieutenant Supply Co., 
55th Regiment, C. A. C, is now in 

France; he has been practically Com- 
pany Commander since he was assigned 
to the Supply Co., and when he went 
to Camp Merritt before sailing the 
inspector general wrote the following on 
his inspection report: 

"The favorable consideration of the 
Commanding General is asked in the case 
of Lieut. R. M. Kimball, C. A. C, 55th 
Artillery, C. A. C, on account of his es- 
pecially clean barracks and general sol- 
dierly bearing of his men. This officer, 
while not commanding this company, is 
stated by his Company Commander to 
have had practical control of the Supply 
Co. Capt. R. W. Wilson, C. A. C. of 
the Supply Co., being complimented on 
this condition, disclaimed the right of 
this compliment and wished it turned 
over to Lieut. Kimball." 

Colin Livingstone is now a 1st Lieu- 
tenant with the 3i8th F. A. Camp Lewis. 
Alfred E. Mallon is a Corporal in Co. 
B, 29th Engineers, Camp Devens; the 
company consists of surveyors, topog- 
raphers, range-finders, computers, 
serial observers, subterranean micro- 
phone listeners, etc. Charles M. Mills, 
although an ordained minister and 
exempt from service, entered the 2d 
R. O. T. C, Ft. Meyer, and received a 
1st Lieutenancy in November; he was 
assigned to Camp Meade and attached 
to Co. G, 313th Inf. Robert J. Murphy 
was assigned to Supply Co., 350th Inf., 
and served as Company Clerk until put 
on detached service to attend the R. O. 
T. C, Camp Dodge. Fritz E. Oster- 
kamp is a Private First Class in Co. A 
(Radio), 321st Field Signal Battalion 
and is stationed at Camp Upton. 
Franklin Ward Renfrew has enlisted in 
the M. R. C. and is at Cornell Uni- 
versity Medical School. Marlor B. 
Seymour, 2d Lieutenant, Q. M. C, is at 
Camp Shelby. Kenneth O. Shrewsbury 
is a 1st Lieutenant in the Aviation 
Division, U. S. Signal Corps and is now 
in France. Walton K. Smith is in 

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England in the Royal Flying Corps. 
Last June, Fred W. Stafford enlisted in 
the Q. M. E. R. C; he attended the 
2d Plattsburg Camp on detached serv- 
ice, was commissioned a 2d Lieutenant 
Inf., O. R. C, and assigned to the 153rd 
Depot Brigade, Camp Dix. John J. 
Tierney enlisted last June in the Ord- 
nance, O. R. C, and was stationed at 
Ft. Jay; he is now in France. Ralph W. 
Whipple is a mechanic with the U. S. 
A. A. S., Section 539, France. Ernest 
A. Whittemore is in PVance in Aviation. 
Charles W. Williams is Chief Machin- 
ist's Mate, U. S. N. R. F., and at pres- 
ent is engaged in supervising construc- 
tion at the U. S. Naval Home, Phila- 

'15.— Kenneth W. Banta, of the 307th 
F. A., has been promoted to 1st Lieu- 
tenant. W. Gerald Barnes went to 
France last spring and served for several 
months with the American Red Cross, 
driving an ambulance; he is now in the 
Aviation Corps. Frederick M. Bissinger 
entered the service last September and 
was with the 363rd Inf. at Camp Lewis 
for six months; he is now in the Quarter- 
masters Corps, detailed for duty at the 
Quartermaster General's Office, Wash- 
ington. Clarence K. Boucher is in the 
Aviation Service at Gustner Field. 
Kenneth F. Caldwell is stationed on the 
U. S. S. Cigarette, Coast Patrol. Last 
July, Frederick L. Chapman, Jr., en- 
listed in Co. F, 108th Engineers and 
was sent to Camp Logan; last Febru- 
ary, he was commissioned a 2d Lieu- 
tenant in the Motor Transport Divi- 
sion, Q. M. C. J. Gerald Cole has been 
promoted to 1st Lieutenant in the 
C. A. C. and assigned to Regimental 
Headquarters of the 56th Artillery, Ft. 
H. G. Wright. Kingsley B. Colton is 
an Ensign in the U. S. N. R. F. and is 
stationed at New York. Raymond B. 

Cooper was commissioned a 2d Lieu- 
tenant, Q. M. C, at the 1st Plattsburg 
Camp and is at present in Army Trans- 
port Service in New York City. Lieut. 
David S. Cutler is in France with the 
103rd Inf. Gardner P. Eastman is a 
student at the Naval Aviation Detach- 
ment, M. I. T.; previous to this he was 
Gunner's Mate on the U. S. S. Wacondah. 
Louis F. Eaton is an Ensign, U. S. N. 
R. F.; he took intensive training at 
Annapolis and, after receiving his 
diploma, was sent to the U. S. S. 
Arizona, where he is in training as an 
engineer. Harold C. Fonda is a Private 
in U. S. Base Hospital No. 1, France. 
In January, Randolph M. Fuller en- 
tered the R. O. T. C. at Camp Wads- 
worth; he was nine months on the 
Mexican Border with the 1st Cavalry, 
N. Y. N. G., which was changed to a 
Machine Gun Battalion when it was 
sent to Spartanburg; he has the rank 
of Sergeant. Last December, Phillips 
F. Greene enlisted in the M. O. R. C; 
he was detailed to continue his Medical 
School course at Harvard University 
and was also listed for emergency work 
at Camp Devens. George S. Hamilton 
is a Mechanic in the U. S. A. A. S. at 
Allentown. George C. Harding is 
attending the Training School for non- 
commissioned officers for the Medical 
Corps at Camp Greenleaf. Stuart F. 
Heinritz is a Sergeant, Co. A, 317th 
Field Signal Battalion, Camp Devens. 
Charles H. Houston attended the 
R. O. T. C, Ft. Des Moines, and was 
commissioned a 1st Lieutenant, Inf., 
O. R. C, in October; he reported for 
duty at Camp Meade and was assigned 
to the 368th Inf. George H. Hubner is 
a 1st Lieutenant, 4th Provisional Regi- 
ment, Aviation Camp, Waco, Texas. 
Gerald Keith enlisted last March as a 
Seaman, 2d Class, U. S. N. R. F.; he 
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Cambridge, was made Boatswain's 
Mate, 1st Class, and later Ensign; he 
is now attached to Admiral Sims' Staff 
in London. Edwin H. Konold is at- 
tending the 3rd R. O. T. C, Camp 
Grant; before entering the camp he 
had the noncommission rank of Regi- 
mental Sergeant-Major. Joseph N. 
Lincoln of the 317th Field Signal Bat- 
talion, Camp Devens, has been pro- 
moted to Sergeant. Samuel Loomis 
enlisted in the C. A. C. as assistant 
electrical engineer, with the rank of 
Sergeant; he attended the officers' 
School at Fortress Monroe, and is now 
a 2d Lieutenant, C. A. C. Robert A. 
McCague is in France and as yet is un- 
attached; previous to his sailing he was 
stationed at Camp Dodge. Robert R. 
McGowan, 322d Infantry, Camp Sher- 
man, has been promoted to 1st Lieu- 
tenant. Maurice L. McNair attended 
the 1st R. O. T. C, Plattsburg, and was 
commissioned a 2d Lieutenant; he was 
stationed at Camp Bartlett in the 
Supply Co., 104th Regiment and is now 
in France. Arthur J. Manville is a 
Seaman on the U. S. S. Alassachvsetfs. 
Charles D. Martin is at the Army 
Balloon School, Ft. Omaha. Francis C. 
Newton is a Private in the M. E. R. C. 
but will be on inactive duty until he 
completes his course at the Harvard 
Medical School in February, 1919. 
John E. Ostrander, Jr., is a Lieutenant 
in the U. S. N. R. F. Charles R. Parks 
is a 2d Lieutenant in the Q. M. C. sta- 
tioned at Camp Johnston. Richardson 
Pratt, 2d Lieutenant, 3G9th U. S. 
Infantry (colored), formerly the 15th 
N. Y. Infantry, is in France. Last 
August, Stuart E. Price enlisted in the 
A. S. S. E. R. C; he attended the 
Ground School at the Ohio State Uni- 
versity and was then stationed at the 
Garden City Concentration Camp; he 
is now in a detachment of Flying Cadets 

at Kelly Field. In June, 1916, Kenneth 
S. Reed enlisted in Troop A, 1st Oregon 
Cavalry and served on the Mexican 
Border until the troop was ordered home 
and mustered out of service; he at- 
tended the 1st R. O. T. C, Presidio, 
was commissioned a 2d Lieutenant 
Cavalry, and assigned to active duty 
at Camp Lewis with the 348th Machine 
Gun Battalion, Co. C, there being no 
Cavalry Division at this time in the 
National Army; he has since been made 
a mounted officer. Richard A. Robin- 
son was commissioned a 1st Lieutenant, 

F. A. O. R. C. at Ft. Benjamin Harrison 
and assigned to the 326th F. A., Camp 
Taylor. Charles W. Seelye is a 1st 
Lieutenant in the Ordnance, O. R. C, 
and is stationed in the Ordnance De- 
partment, Washington. James K. 
Smith enlisted last December in the 
A. S. S. O. R. C. and is training at the 
School of Military Aeronautics, Ithaca. 
Lowell R. Smith has completed his 
training at Park Field and is now a 2d 
Lieutenant, A. S. S. O. R. C, stationed 
at Camp Dick, Texas. Lieut. William 

G. Thayer has been transferred to the 
7th Battalion, 101st Regiment, Depot 
Brigade, Camp Devens. J. Brinkerhoff 
Tomlinson is in the U. S. N. R. F. 
aboard the U. S. S. S. C. 215. Webster 
H. Warren is a 2d Lieutenant in the 
G. A. C, Ft. H. G. Wright. Paul D. 
Weathers is at Kelly Field, San Antonio 
and has just earned his commission in 
the Signal Reserve Corps, Aviation 

'16. — Last June, Carl Ahlers enlisted 
in the Veteran Corps of Artillery, 9th 
Battery, N. Y. N. G., was a Sergeant 
of the 1st Provisional Battery, and then 
in the Supply Co., 306th Inf., N. A.; 
he is now attending the 3rd R. O. T. C, 
Camp Upton. The following is an 
extract from a letter from Charles B. 

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Ames, Ensign U. S. X. R. Flying Corps 
stationed at the Naval Air Station, San 
Diego : 

"We are developing a new air sta- 
tion here and are kept busy with 
executive work, and teaching Ground 
School to numerous mechanics. North 
Island, where a large Army Aviation 
School is located, is to be shared by us 
and the Navy is building hangars and 
quarters there as fast as possible. I 
expect to be transferred there in a couple 
of weeks and get back at my old job, 
teaching flying." 

Robert J. Anderson is a 2d Lieu- 
tenant, 301st F. A., Camp Devens. 
Edward D. Andrews enlisted in the 
Q. M. C. and since last August has 
been stationed in the Camp Quarter- 
masters' Detachment, Camp Devens. 
Harold V. Andrews is at Camp Dix. 
Thomas AV. Ashley is a Lieutenant in 
the Marine Corps stationed at Quantico, 
Va. Henry W. Barnes, Jr., is in France 
with the U. S. A. A. C. Tony Barone 
is a member of the 2d Training Brigade, 
Line 4, Kelly Field. Wilfrid S. Bastine 
is a 1st Lieutenant, Q. M. C. William 
A. Bowers is in the Ordnance Depart- 
ment, Paris. Merrill H. Boynton is in 
France as a private in the 11th Engi- 
neers; this regiment was in the action 
before Cambrai in which the engineers 
dropped their shovels and took to their 
guns — the first Americans to fight in 
the open. Harold G. Brewton enlisted 
last April in the U. S. N. R. F. and is 
Gunner's Mate, 3rd Class. Herbert G. 
Bristol has enlisted in Co. B, 302d Field 
Battalion, Signal Corps. Lowell Cady 
is a Lieutenant, junior grade, in the 
U. S. N. R. F. Oscar L. Chell is a 
Radio Electrician, 3rd Class, on board 
the U. S. S. PennsijJvania. Franklin 
Clark is an Ensign in the Naval Flying 
Corps, and has been training at Akron, 
and also at the Naval Air Station, 
Rockaway Beach. Last Ai)ril, John F. 

Creamer. Jr., joined Battalion C, 
R. 1. N. C; this battalion was mustered 
into the Federal service in July and 
assigned to the 301st F. A.; he sailed for 
France in October. David S. Cutler 
attended the Plattsburg Camp, was 
commissioned a Lieutenant, and as- 
signed to the 103rd Infantry; he is now 
in France. Theodore R. Dayton is a 
Cadet in the A. S. S. O. R. C; he has 
completed his Ground School Course at 
M. I. T. and will continue his training 
at the Flying School at Park Field. 
Alfonso G. Dugan served for two years 
in the 1st 111. Cavalry; after being at 
Camp Logan in the 122d F. A. for six 
months, he was detailed to the R. O. 
T. C. at Camp Stanley, but is now back 
with his regiment at Camp Logan. 
William C. Esty, 2d, is a member of 
Co. B, 333rd Machine Gun Battalion, 
Camp Grant. William Gates, Jr., 2d 
Lieutenant, 151st F. A., is on detached 
service as an Aerial Observer. Lieut. 
Robert S. Gillett, who has been sta- 
tioned at Camp Devens, has been ap- 
pointed an aerial observer and sent to 
Ft. Sill for training. Edwin H. Good- 
ridge joined the Headquarter Troop at 
Camp Devens, last September; the 
duties of this troop are to act as guard 
and escort for the Divisional Staff 
Officers and as orderlies and dispatch 
bearers; it is a mounted organization; 
he has been selected for the R. O. T. C. 
Roland B. Graham enlisted last May in 
Troop A, 1st Penn. Cavalry; he is now 
in the 3rd Officers' Training Class in 
Headquarters Co., 108th U. S. F. A., 
Camp Hancock. Paul S. Greene is in 
France and is a Lieutenant in the A. S. 
S. E. R. C; he was formerly with the 
Norton-Harjes Ambulance Unit No. 5. 
Howard J. Heavens enlisted last April 
in the 6th Mass. Inf.; he was trans- 
ferred to Co. A, 2Gth Mounted Police 
and has been in France since last Octo- 


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ber. Percy M. Hughes was commis- 
sioned a 1st Lieutenant at the 2d 
R. O. T. C, Ft. Niagara, and attached 
to the 155th Depot Brigade, Camp Lee; 
he is now permanently assigned to 
Co. E, 55th Pioneer Inf., at present 
located at Camp Wadsworth. George 
N. Keeney enlisted with the New York 
Hospital Unit last Jinie; he is now a 1st 
Class Private in Base Hospital No. 9, 
France. Lewis M. Knapp is in the 3rd 
Battery, F. A., Leon Springs Training 
Camp, Camp Stanley. George H. 
Lane enlisted in the U. S. N. R. F. last 
April; he was called into active service 
at the New Haven Training Station 
with the rating of Coxswain; in Janu- 
ary, he was commissioned an Ensign 
and temporarily assigned to the Naval 
Training Camp, Pelham Bay; later he 
was given command of a Submarine 
Chaser. Bertram G. Leiper is a Chief 
Yeoman in the U. S. N. R. F. and is on 
the U. S. S. Neio York, the flagship of 
the Atlantic Squadron. John S. Mc- 
Cloy is a 2d Lieutenant, Headquarters 
Co., 77th F. A. Ralph Mansfield was 
in the first draft to Camp Upton and 
was assigned to Co. F, 308th Inf.; in 
November, he was transferred to the 

A. S. S. O. R. C, and sent to Camp 
Kelly. Alan D. Marks, Cadet, A. S. S. 
O. R. C, is attending the School of 
Military Aeronautics, Princeton. Law- 
rence C. Meredith is a 1st Lieutenant 
in the Sanitary Corps. Lieut. Douglas 
D. Milne is in Co. 18, 164th Depot 
Brigade and at present is engaged in 
receiving and training drafted men com- 
ing to Camp Funston. Lieut. Charles 

B. Peck, after receiving his commission 
at Plattsburg, was stationed for some 
time at Camp Dix but finally joined the 
A. S. S. O. R. C. and is now stationed 
at Waco, Texas, with the 45th Squadron, 
3rd Regiment. Murray J. Quinn is in 
the Q. M. O. R. C. stationed at Camp 

Johnston. Stuart W. Rider attended 
the 1st R. O. T. C, Ft. Snelling, was 
commissioned a 1st Lieutenant, F. A. 
O. R. C. and assigned to Battery B, 
337th F. A., Camp Dodge; he is now 
taking a three-months course in Auto- 
mobile Mechanics at Dunwoody In- 
stitute, Minneapolis. Harold W. 
Sawyer is in the Quartermasters' Truck 
LTnit at Camp Meigs; he was transferred 
from the 33rd Co., 9th Battalion, Depot 
Brigade, Camp Devens, and has been 
in service since last November. Charles 
F. Weeden, Jr., has transferred from 
the F. A. to the A. S. S. O. R. C. and is 
taking a course at the Princeton Military 
School of Aeronautics. Arthur P. 
White, having been three months with 
the 307th F. A., Camp Dix, is attending 
the R. O. T. C. 1st Battery, Camp Dix. 

'17. — Lieut. G. Irving Baily is now on 
the Headquarters' Stafif at Camp Dix. 
Last April, Myers E. Baker enlisted in 
the U. S. N. R. F. and was stationed on 
a private yacht which had been turned 
over to the Naval Service; he was later 
transferred to Naval Aviation and 
entered M. I. T. for a course in ground 
work; on the completion of his course 
he went to Key West and was commis- 
sioned an Ensign. Earle F. Blair has 
been promoted to Sergeant M. O. R. 
and is stationed at Camp Upton. Frank 
L. Buckley. Ensign U. S. N. R. F., is a 
Military Instructor at the Navy Pay 
School for Ensigns in Washington; he 
has been stationed there since last 
October and is awaiting orders to go to 
sea. John D. Clark, 2d Lieutenant, is 
attached as an Instructor to the 15th 
F. A., France. Craig P. Cochrane, who 
is a 2d Lieutenant, 30th Inf., has been 
commended as being the officer best 
qualified to instruct in the use of the 
French Automatic Rifle. Herbert R. 
DeBevoise is with Co. I, 34th Engineers 

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Corps, Camp Dix. Lieut. Ralph E. 
DeCastro is in Fiance. E. Page Downer 
is in France with the New York City 
Hospital Unit with the rank of Sergeant. 
Henry I. Fillman is in France with the 
U. S. Army Base Hospital No. 15. 
Walter P. Fraker, U. S. N. R. F., has 
received his commission as Ensign and 
is now stationed at Detroit in the Sec- 
tion Patrol. Henry H. Fuller has en- 
listed in the Aviation Corps and is 
awaiting call. Last July, Charles C. 
Card enlisted in Battery E, 1st Ohio 
Field Artillery; he was furloughed in 
September to enter the 2d R. O. T. C, 
Ft. Benjamin Harrison, received a com- 
mission as 2d Lieutenant and was as- 
signed to Camp Funston, where he was 
attached to the 342d Regiment, F. A. 
Lieut. Sheldon B. Goodrich, Co. K, 
310th Inf., was ordered to Ft. Sill for 
the grenade school and has now re- 
turned to his Company at Camp Dix 
with the rank of Assistant Divisional 
Instructor. David C. Hale completed 
his course at the M. I. T. Naval Avia- 
tion Ground School in January and was 
recommended for aerographic work at 
Blue Hill Observatory; in January, he 
joined the Royal Flying Corps at Ft. 
Worth. Samuel A. Howard, Jr., is in 
the Q. M. O. R. C. at Camp Johnston. 
Paul A. Jenkins enlisted in the 1st 
Illinois Engineers; he was appointed 
Battalion Sergeant Major and later 
Regimental Sergeant Major; last Janu- 
ary, he was selected for the R. O. T. C. 
and is now at Leon Springs Training 
Camp, Camp Stanley. Charles J. 
Jessup is a member of Base Hospital 
No. 37 and is stationed at the 14th 
Regiment Armory, Brooklyn. Chandler 
T. Jones has recently enlisted as Yeo- 
man in the U. S. N. R. F. Paul C. 
Lestrade is in France and is a Sergeant 
in the 103rd F. A., Battery C, 26th 
Division. William F. Loomis is a 1st 

Lieutenant, Aviation Corps; he served 
with the French Army until February, 
1918, when he transferred to the Avia- 
tion Service, U. S. A. John C. Mc- 
Garrahan is a 1st class hospital appren- 
tice, U. S. N. R. F., and is attending 
the Harvard Medical School. Ensign 
Charles B. McGowan has been ap- 
pointed to the Officers' Reserve School 
at Annapolis. Lieut. Edward J. 
Maloney, Machine Gun Co., 50th 
U. S., has been transferred from an In- 
fantry Officer in Co. D, to a mounted 
Machine Gun officer; his company is 
stationed with the Ordnance Depart- 
ment on guard duty in So. Baltimore. 
Eric H. Marks, U. S. N. R. F., is doing 
special work in connection with the 
U. S. Naval Communications Service. 
Edward S. Marples attended the 
R. O. T. C. at Ft. Sheridan, was com- 
missioned a 2d Lieutenant in August, 
and assigned to the 341st Inf., Camp 
Grant; in January, 1918, he was pro- 
moted to 1st Lieutenant. Lieut. Alfred 
D. Mason, Jr., has been transferred to 
the 15th Co., 152d Depot Brigade, 
Camp Upton. Herbert H. Melcher 
took a six-weeks Stores Course at 
Columbia University in preparation 
for entering the Ordnance Department; 
at the end of the course he continued 
his studies at Watertown Arsenal and 
was then transferred to the Ordnance 
Department at Washington. William 
M. Miller's address is Co. M, 305th Inf., 
Camp LTpton, N. Y'. Corporal Francis 
L. Moginot, Headquarters Co., 55th 
Artillery, C. A. C, is now in France and 
has been assigned to office duties. 
Robert F. Moore is a Sergeant in Base 
Hospital No. 37, France. Robert 
Munroe served in the U. S. N. R. F. 
from June to December, and was then 
transferred to the Aviation Service; he 
is now waiting to be called to the 
Ground School at M. I. T. Joseph J. 


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Murray enlisted last December in the 
Quartermaster's Corps, as Storekeeper 
and was stationed at Camp Johnston. 
Richard A. O'Brien is a Sergeant in the 
103rd Ammunition Train, 28th Divi- 
sion, Camp Hancock. Hilmar E. 
Rauschenbusch, who went across with 
the U. S. A. A. S. (Amherst Unit), has 
been transferred to a unit serving with 
the French armies. Whitney W. Stark 
enlisted last June in the Q. M. E. R. C; 
he reported for duty at Governor's 
Island and was assigned to recruiting 
duty in New York City; in August, he 
reported on detached service at Platts- 
burg and was commissioned a 2d Lieu- 
tenant, Inf.; he sailed in January as a 
Casual Officer and was made Ship's 
Censor going over; he is now in France. 
Sergeant Freeman Swett is attending 
the R. O. T. C, Camp Devens. Last 
June, Herbert G. Vaughn enlisted in 
the U. S. M. E. R. C. and attached to 
Base Hospital No. 33; he is training in 
Albany preparatory to service abroad. 
Palmer C. Williams was commissioned 
a 2d Lieutenant at the 1st Plattsburg 
Camp and assigned to Co. K, 302d Inf., 
Camp Devens. Barnard Willis' first 
assignment was the 314th Engineers, 
Co. A, Camp Funston; in December, 
he was transferred to the 1st N. H. Inf., 
Camp Greene; all the men in this regi- 
ment speak French. Last December, 
William R. Whitney, enlisted in the 
A. S. S. O. R. C; he is now attending 
an R. O. T. C. at Austin, Texas. 
Marmaduke R. Yawger is a Chief 
Yeoman, U. S. N. R. F.; previous to 
his enlistment in the U. S. N. R. F. he 
had served as Sergeant in the 1st N. Y. 
Cavalry, Machine Gun Troop, but was 
honorably discharged last August. 

'18.— Arthur T. Atkinson, Battery 
D, 112th F. A., Camp McClellan, has 
been appointed Corporal and Clerk of 

the Company. Albert W. Bailej% who 
is with the U. S. A. A. S., has been in 
actual service with a French Division 
since last fall. Raymond P. Bentley is 
an Ensign on the U. S. S. Matsonia. 
Dwight B. Billings is a Cadet, 15th Co., 
Naval Aviation Detachment, M. I. T. 
David D. Bixler is in the Officers' Train- 
ing School, 3rd Co., 79th Division, 
Camp Meade. T. Bradford Boardman 
enlisted last July with the American 
Red Cross and served until December, 
when he attended an Artillery School of 
Instruction with the rank of 2d Lieu- 
tenant, F. A.; in January, he was at- 
tached as Instructor to Battalion F, 
15th F. A., and a little later transferred 
to the 12th F. A. John B. Brainerd, Jr., 
Co. F, Inf., 9th Regiment, has been pro- 
moted to 1st Lieutenant. Franklin C. 
Butler is a Corporal in Battery B, 103rd 
F. A., now in PVance; he enlisted in the 
R. I. N. G. last April and, when the 
National Guard was mobilized in July 
and taken over into the U. S. Service, 
his battalion became a part of the 103rd 
Regiment of heavy field artillery, 26th 
Division; he is now a Corporal. Vahan 
A. Churukian is with the French Legion 
D'Orient. Gordon M. Curtis enlisted 
in the U. S. N. R. F. last June; he has 
been transferred to the Aviation Service, 
and is now waiting to be called to the 
Ground School, M. I. T. Charles H. 
Durham, Jr., attended the U. S. N. R. 
Mine-laying School at Newport, and was 
assigned to the U. S. S. Roanoke. Last 
June, Ralph E. Ellinwood sailed with 
the A. A. F. S.; upon the discontinu- 
ance of this service he enlisted in the 
U. S. A. A. S. for the period of the war 
and was assigned to the unit S. S. U. 68. 
James T. Fredericks is a Private at 
Fortress Monroe. John S. Gillies' 
address has been changed to S. S. U. 
631, Convois Autos, Par B. C. M., 
France. Lieut. Edward B. Greene has 

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been transferred to the 315th Machine 
Gun Battalion. Arthur R. Holt has 
enlisted in the U. S. N. R. Flying Corps 
and is in training at Cambridge. Dexter 
Hunneman is a Boatswain's Mate in 
the U. S. N. R. F. Last December, 
Gardner Jackson enlisted as a Private 
in the Aviation Section of the S. R. C. 
at Ft. Logan; in January, he was de- 
tailed to the 3rd R. O. T. C, Camp 
Funston; before enlisting, he was a 
volunteer worker in El Paso County for 
the U. S. Food Administration. Dexter 
M. Keezer enlisted on the declaration 
of war and entered the 1st R. O. T. C, 
Ft. Riley; he was commissioned a 2d 
Lieutenant and assigned to Co. A, 
340th Machine Gun Battalion, Camp 
Funston; last January, he was pro- 
moted to 1st Lieutenant. W. Duncan 
Macfarlane enlisted in the U. S. N. R. F. 
last June and, after training at the 
Harvard Radio School, has been on duty 
on the LT. S. S. Kearsarge as Electrician, 
3rd Class. Last April, Charles S. 
Matthews enlisted in Co. E, 1st N. Y. 
Cavalry, but was transferred to the 
A. S. S. O. R. C. and assigned to the 
Ground School at M. I. T.; shortly 
after his graduation he left for France 
to complete his flying instruction, and 
in February was sent to Italy to undergo 
further intensive training. Burton 
Orell is in the 2d N. Y. Ambulance Co. 
at Camp Wadsworth. Waldo E. Pratt, 
Jr., served with the American Red Cross 
from July until November, when he 
attended an Artillery School of Instruc- 
tion with the rank of 2d Lieutenant; 
in January, he was attached as In- 
structor to Battalion F, 15th F. A., but 
was later transferred to the 12th F. A. 
Leonard M. Prince has completed the 
course in the School for French Officers 
at Meaux, to which he was recom- 
mended by French Officers with whom 
he served, because of his excellent work. 

John H. Quill, gunner, U. S. N. R. F., 
was assigned to the South Dakota until 
the last of March, when he was trans- 
ferred to the Brooklj'n Navy Yard. 
Pilot Raymond T. Ross has been in 
France in the French Aviation Service 
for over a year; he has personally as- 
sumed all expenses connected with his 
work. Lieutenant Sigourney Thayer, 
Aviation Corps, is in France. Byron E. 
Thomas is in France with the U. S. 
A. A. S., Casual Co. No. 2. Arthur F. 
Tylee is a Battalion Sergeant Major in 
the Headquarters Detachment, Motor 
Section, 301st Ammunition Train, 
Camp Devens. William C. Washburn 
has completed his training at Park Field 
and is now a 2d Lieutenant, A. S. S. O. 
R. C, stationed at Camp Dick, Texas. 
Morris H. Williams is a Flying Cadet 
at Park Field. Clifford J. Young is a 
Private, M. O. R. C, at Base Hospital 
No. 15, France. 

'19. — George T. Boone has been com- 
missioned an Ensign in the U. S. N. R. F. 
Charles B. Bull is a member of U. S. 
Base Hospital No. 1 and is now sta- 
tioned at the 12th Regiment Armory, 
New York City. Last August, John 
Chester enlisted as Private in Head- 
quarters Troop, 37th Division at 
Columbus, Ohio, and is now Sergeant 
in the same troop at Camp Sheridan. 
John R. Cotton sailed last spring, ex- 
pecting to drive an ambulance, but 
instead entered the Aviation Corps in 
the Lafayette Escadrille; he was trained 
at Avord, Savy and Plessis-Belville and 
is now at the front driving a Breguet 
machine with the Escadrille Breguet 
No. 120, located in the Vosages. Philip 
Y. F^astman, U. S. N. R. F., has been 
transferred to Naval Aviation and is 
training at the Naval Aviation Detach- 
ment, M. I. T.; previous to his transfer 
he was 3rd class Quartermaster on a 


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patrol boat. James H. Ehvell is a 
Private, 10th Co., 3rd Battalion, 151st 
Depot Brigade, Camp Devens. Ray- 
mond E. Evleth is in an Aviation 
School. Willis H. McAllister enlisted 
in the U. S. N. R. F. Auxiliary, upon 
the School Municipal Pier, Chicago; 
the purpose of the organization is to 
train men for oflBces in the Naval Re- 
serve Auxiliary. Bruce S. McDonald 
enlisted last February in the R. D. N. R. 
as Seaman, 2d Class; he is at present 
training at the Naval Training Station, 
Seattle. Merriam W. Sheldon is a 
Corporal in the Washburn Ambulance 
Co., No. 347, 312th Sanitary Train 
Division, Camp Pike; this company 
has made a remarkable record; with 12 
ambulances and as many drivers, the 
company has taken care of all the sick 
and disabled of Camp Pike during the 
winter of 1917-18, carrying sometimes 
as many as 120 cases a day for weeks at 
a time, to and from base hospitals; 
also, during the eight months the com- 
pany has been in service there has not 
been a single case of discipline recorded. 
Stuart P. Snelling is a Sergeant, Co. F, 
306th Inf., Camp Upton. Harold B. 
Spencer, who has been located at Fort 
Ethan Allen, was transferred to Camp 
Merritt last March and from there 
sailed for France; he was promoted to 
Sergeant and is in the Sanitary Detach- 
ment, 2d Cavalry. John B. Stanton is 

a Field Clerk in the Adjutant General's 
Office, and at present is on duty in a 
French seaport in charge of the records. 
Henry D. Whitcomb entered the service 
last April as a 1st Class Seaman and 
was detailed to the U. S. S. Gurkha, 
where he served until September; he 
then attended the Hingham Naval 
Cadet School and in February entered 
the Harvard Ensign School. Last 
November, Robert R. White, Jr., was 
transferred from Field Hospital No. 105 
to Headquarters Troop, 27th Division, 
Camp Wadsworth. 

'20. — Paul Apraham has been sta- 
tioned at the Naval Torpedo Station at 
Narragansett Bay, Class 2, from which 
he has been transferred to the Naval 
Auxiliary Reserves, Class 3. Stanley 
Ayers has been ordered to the Uni- 
versity of the State of Texas at Austin 
for special instruction in Aviation. 
Dudley B. Cornell is in the 104th Ma- 
chine Gun Battalion at Camp Wads- 
worth. Burton E. Hildebrandt is train- 
ing for an Ensignship in Naval Aviation 
at the Naval Aviation Detachment, 
M. I. T. Harry R. Horgan is a 2d Class 
Seaman on board Submarine Chaser 
No. 248. Albert B. Weaver, Jr., is in 
France with Hospital Unit D. Henry 
M. Young is a Flying Cadet, S. E. R. C. 
at Gerstner Field. 

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€)flictal aiiD j^etjsonal 


The Fifth Annual Meeting of the 
Alumni Council on March 15th and 
16th brought together the largest gath- 
ering of Amherst men ever held in 
Springfield. As at the meeting in Wash- 
ington a year ago, "The Great War" 
was the central theme. Then the mem- 
bers listened to the Secretary of State 
as he told them in impressive words 
that our country was "on the brink of 
war." This year they M'ere thrilled as 
President Meiklejohn declared that "no 
country was ever better united on an 
issue, a fight and a danger than America 
is." He continued, "The issue is one 
particularly appealing to college men, 
because we are fighting for an ideal. 
A nation has refused to believe in the 
things of truth and justice which college 
men cling to when their ideals are high- 
est. A nation thinks that right is fist 
power and that truth is force, and we 
are determined that no such doctrine 
shall prevail on the face of the earth." 

The meeting opened with a dinner in 
the ball room of the Hotel Kimball. 
Hon. Henry P. Field, President of the 
Connecticut Valley Alumni Association, 
presided and wittily introduced the 
toastmaster, the Rev. Nehemiah Boyn- 
ton, D. D., Chaplain of the 13th Regi- 
ment, Ft. Hamilton. The speakers 
were President Meiklejohn, and Dr. 
Albert Parker Fitch of the Amherst 
Faculty. Major Kendall Emerson, '97, 
who was to have been present, was de- 
tained in Washington. He sent as his 
message a tribute to the British. "For 
the past eighteen months I have been 
serving under two flags. The experi- 

ence has greatly strengthened my love 
for America. It has also aroused a pro- 
found affection for the British race, a 
people too little understood by us with 
our scanty knowledge of national char- 
acter. To know your England you 
must know Englishmen, tens of thou- 
sands of them, in the primitive naked- 
ness of war. Modest as a maid, she 
shrinks from the praise of a grateful 
world, choosing to be misunderstood, 
if necessary to avoid exploitation. For 
nearly three years she stood between us 
and the Barbarian, voluntarily and un- 
thanked, nay, rewarded by suspicion 
and even curses and a threatened breach 
of fraternal feeling. She has endured 
our awkward puppy bungling with the 
patience of a St. Bernard. Some day 
America will know what she has done 
for us." Re concluded with a toast 
"To America and to England." 

Dr. Fitch told of his experiences in 
Europe as a Field Inspector of the 
American Red Cross and gave a vivid 
picture of the first American troops in 
France, and of the return of the repa- 
triates at Evian-les-Bains. 

President Meiklejohn, in the words of 
the Springfield Republican, emphasized 
the fact that "Amherst, like its sister 
colleges, is a college at war, taking its 
place with all loyal Americans in defense 
of the country and of the ideals and 
ideas for which it is fighting." The Re- 
publican continued: "Scores of under- 
graduates and hundreds of alumni in 
active war .service, nearly every student 
eagerly training under skilled leaders 
for service at the front when his turn 
shall come; this was the picture simply 
presented, not as peculiar to Amherst 
but as typical of American manhood 
and womanhood everywhere. De- 


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pleted rolls of undergraduate classes, 
and marching men on the campus, 
meaning that the rolls are still further 
to be depleted, show the college mili- 
tant. But reassuring also is the record 
of scholarship, showing fully main- 
tained standards, though the appeals 
for action are insistent and distracting." 
Referring to President ISIeiklejohn's 
announcement of the establishment by 
Amherst of an Infantry imit of the 
Reserve Officers' Training Corps and 
also of a two-years' course for men who 
wish to combine two years of liberal 
education with two years of military 
training, the Republican added, "To 
adjust the curriculum of a college to 
meet the demands alike for direct serv- 
ice in the fighting forces of the nation, 
and for making educated men is a prob- 
lem difficult, if not impossible, fully to 
solve. Shortened courses, in which 
something of continuity and thorough- 
ness must be sacrificed, supply as well 
as possible the needs of many of the 
younger students whom the great war 
may yet call upon; specialized instruc- 
tion must be provided that the students 
serving in the military forces may be as 
useful as possible. Amherst is meeting 
its task with intelligence and faith. The 
Connecticut Valley is proud of it." 

At the business session on Saturday 
reports were made by the Secretary and 
the Treasurer of the Council and by the 
Executive and Finance Committees and 
the Committee on War Records, Com- 
mencement, Publication, Publicity, Ath- 
letics, and Schools. 

The Secretary reported the death of 
Winston H. Hagen, Esq., Representa- 
tive of the Class of 1879 and the resig- 
nation of George W. Wilder of the Asso- 
ciation of Southern California. As the 
Secretary of the Council is ex-officio, a 
member of all committees and had a 
part in the work of all the committees 
whose reports were presented, his report 
was confined to an oral presentation of 
those matters which had been handled 
by him personally. These included an 
account of the work of the Faculty 

Advisory Committee appointed by Pres- 
ident Meiklejohn last spring of which 
he was a member. The function of this 
committee was to advise with under- 
graduates leaving College for some form 
of government service. The committee 
endeavored to become acquainted with 
the various branches of service open to 
undergraduates and to make sure that 
each man was familiar with the service 
he proposed to enter and reasonably well 
qualified for it. 

The Finance Committee reported 
that in the five years since the Council 
was organized the Alumni Fund had 
increased from $20,000 to $88,000 and 
in addition the Council had given to the 
College for Instruction $22,000 and had 
appropriated for Publicity $934.30. The 
expenses of the Council organization 
have averaged about $6,000 and been 
met by about one hundred men. This 
year the Finance Committee of the 
Board of Trustees reported to the Fi- 
nance Committee of the Alumni Council 
that the College was facing a deficit for 
the current year of $20,000 and bespoke 
the aid of the Council in meeting this 
deficit. The Finance Committee has 
accordingly solicited the alumni body 
for subscriptions. The letter which has 
been sent out contained the following 
summary of "The Amherst of To-day." 

Nearly 700 Alumni are with the colors 

Nearly 300 undergraduates are en- 
rolled with the Amherst Unit of the 
Reserve Officers' Training Corps. 

Nine members of the Faculty are en- 
gaged in war work, five of them being 
on leave of absence. 

The College enrollment has dropped 
from 500 to 350. 

The loss in tuition for the current 
year will be approximately $20,000. 

Five College buildings have been 
closed to aid in meeting the local fuel 

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All economies possible have been 
made, and yet there will be an operating 
deficit of about $20,000 for the current 

The report of the Executive Commit- 
tee referred to the changes made neces- 
sary in the Commencement program by 
the entrance of our country into the 
war, to the American University Union 
and Paris Bureau project, and to the 
new committee on War Records. 

Shortly after the declaration of war, 
a Committee on War Records was cre- 
ated by the Executive Committee. It 
was felt that for the present the greater 
part of the work would be done by the 
Secretary's office, but that later a com- 
mittee would be necessary to edit and 
perhaps publish the material. The 
records are kept on cards which specify 
briefly the name, class, home address, 
parents' names and address, date and 
place of enlistment or entry, rank on 
enlistment, and branch of service, com- 
pany, regiment, unit, etc., or name of 
Civil Committee of which the alumnus 
is a member. The names are divided 
into "Army and Navy" and "Civil" 
and a duplicate set of "Army and 
Navy" was sent to the Paris Bureau of 
the American University Union. Up to 
date over one thousand names have 
been received. Of these 718 are in ac- 
tive service in the Army and Navy, 36 
are actively engaged in Red Cross and 
Y. M. C. A. work, 25 of them being in 
Europe. About one-third of the men 
in active service are already in Europe 
and the rest are in training camps in 
different parts of the country, most of 
them being commissioned officers. 
Through the War Records Committee, 
Christmas Greetings from the Council 
were sent to all men in service, and the 
Secretary's office arranged for forward- 
ing a Christmas Greeting from the 
President and Mrs. Meiklejohn and 

greetings from the Boston and New 
York Alumni Associations. 

As has been already announced, Am- 
herst has become a member of the Amer- 
ican University Union in Paris, the gen- 
eral object of which is to give the privi- 
leges of an American University Club 
to American College men and their 
friends who are in Europe for military 
or other service in the cause of the 
Allies. Amherst has also joined with 
Harvard, Bowdoin, Brown, Dartmouth 
and Williams in maintaining a Bureau 
with staff at the Paris headquarters of 
the Union. A notice in regard to the 
Union and Bureau was sent by the 
Council to all alumni, and a booklet 
with map describing the Union was sent 
to all alumni in active service. The 
registrants at the University Union 
from the affiliated colleges up to April 1 
have been as follows: Harvard, 427; 
Amherst, 69; Bowdoin, 24; Brown, 40; 
Dartmouth, 74; Williams, 54. 

The following Amherst men regis- 
tered at the Union from December 27th 
to March 12th. This list supplements 
the one given in the February issue of 
the Quarterly. 

K. O. Shrewsbury, '14, 1st Lieut. 
A. S. O. R. C; Jerome P. Jackson, '97, 
Eng. U. S. R.; Earle H. Lyall, '98, 
Capt., Eng. U. S. R.; Emory Pottle 
'99, 1st Lieut. A. S. S. O. R. C; New- 
ton M. Kimball, '15, 2d Lieut. F. A. Q. 
R. C; M. H. Boynton, '16, 11th Eng.; 
Ralph L. Loomis, '08, Ensign U. S. N. 
R. F.; William A. Bowers, '16, Sergeant 
Ordnance O. R. C; C. C. St. Clare, '03, 
Y. M. C. A.; Winfield A. Townsend, 
'05, Y. M. C. A.; G. R. Hall, '15, Gas 
Defense Service; Glenn F. Card, '20, 
U. S. N. R. F.; Arthur L. Ralston, '15, 
American Overseas Motor Transport; 
R. B. Chalmers, '16, U. S. A. A. S.; 
Harry K. Granger, '17, Lieut. Inf. O. 
R. C; Robert G. Armstrong, '12, Y. M. 

218 Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 

C. A.; Sargent H. Wellman, '12, 1st 
Lieut. Labor Dept. Inf.; William F. 
Peirce, '88, Publicity Red Cross; John 
P. Ashley, '11, Y. M. C. A.; Edward J. 
Bolt, '09, U. S. N. Air Service; Robert 
H. Kennedy, '08, 1st Lieut. M. O. R. C; 
Lawrence C. Ames, '19, Am. Red Cross; 
Charles E. Putnam, '20, U. S. A. A. S.; 
George T. Boone, '19, Ensign, U. S. N. 
R. F.; Fred B. Galloway, '85, Sec'y, 
Y. M. C. A.; Ralph Whitelaw, '02, Y. 
M. C. A.; H. Rauschenbusch, '17, U. S. 
A. A. S. 

The athletic report showed that the 
College had followed the same general 
policy this year as the one adopted early 
last spring. Sports are being main- 
tained but expenses have been reduced 
to a minimum. The Publicity Report 
referred to the fact that some of the 
publicity work heretofore carried on 
had given way to matters of pressing 
importance brought on by the war. 
During the year a Press Bureau was 
organized, and an illustrated booklet 
"At Amherst in War Time" will soon 
be published. 

The Publication Committee, report- 
ing for the Amherst Graduates' 
Quarterly, recalled the appointment 
of John B. O'Brien, '05, as editor of the 
Alumni Notes Department of the Quar- 
terly and called attention to the re- 
cording of the work of Amherst Alumni 
in the National Service through the 
"War Notes" of the Quarterly. The 
Treasurer of the Quarterly presented 
his report which showed a deficit for the 
year of about $200. The report of the 
Committee on Commencement referred 

to the substitution of a patriotic meet- 
ing for the lawn ffite on Tuesday evening 
and showed total expenses for last Com- 
mencement of $722.05 with all bills paid 
and a balance on hand of $84.64. The 
meetings concluded with an extended 
discussion on Saturday afternoon of 
alumni aid in meeting the current obli- 
gations of the College and of bringing 
Amherst to the attention of desirable 
students in the preparatory schools of 
the country. 

In choosing Springfield as the place 
for the Fifth Annual Meeting of the 
Council, the Executive Committee felt 
that at no time since the Council was 
organized has it been more important 
for alumni to be acquainted with the 
work and problems of the College and 
to stand firmly behind her, and that as 
central a place as possible should be 
selected for the meeting. The success 
of the meeting showed the wisdom of 
the choice. 

The following officers were elected 
for the ensuing year: 

President, William Ives Washburn, '76 

Joseph R. Kingman, '83 

Charles B. Raymond, '88 

Luther Ely Smith, '94 
Secretary, Frederick S. Allis, '93 
Treasurer, Ernest M. Whitcomb, '04 
Executive Committee 

Chairman, Henry H. Titsworth, '97 

Walter C. Low, '85 

Lucius R. Eastman, '95 

Charles K. Arter, '98 

Maurice L. Farrell, '01 

Robert W. Maynard, '02 



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New York. — In place of its annual 
banquet the Amherst Association of 
New York held a most successful smoker 
and patriotic rally at the Waldorf-Asto- 
ria on Wednesday evening, February 
27th. George Barry Mallon, '87, presi- 
dent of the Association, presided, and 
the speakers were: Prof. John M. Tyler, 
'73, Will Irwin, War Correspondent of 
the Saturday Evening Post, and Captain 
Arthur Rudd, a graduate of Williams, 
who was in Russia during 1917 as special 
assistant to the American ambassador 
at Petrograd. 

Professor Tyler spoke of the part Am- 
herst is playing in the war, telling about 
the undergraduates and members of the 
faculty who are engaged in war work. 
Captain Rudd spoke on Russia and the 
Red Cross work being done in the war 
zone. The address of Will Irwin was 
the principal feature of the evening. His 
intensely interesting account of the 
Italian armies held the members of the 
association for over an hour and his 
wonderful power of vivid description 
and story of the remarkable work which 
the Italians have been able to do and 
which is little understood in this country 
made a profound impression. 

Frederick S. Allis, '93, on behalf of 
the Amherst Recruiting Committee of 
the Y. M. C. A., asked for the names of 
desirable men to undertake this work. 
Collin Armstrong, '77, was chairman 
of the committee in charge of the eve- 
ning's entertainment, which was consid- 
ered one of the best the New York Asso- 
ciation has held in years. 

The following resolutions were 
adopted after a telegram had been read 

from Lieutenant-Colonel William G. 
Schaffler, '86: 

The members of the Amherst Associa- 
tion of New York assembled in a pa- 
triotic reunion to listen to vivid por- 
trayals of incidents of the war by men 
who have lived in the areas of the con- 
flict, and to pledge their support to 
fight for humanity, desire to definitely, 
enthusiastically, and sincerely assured 
their fellow alumni and the under- 
graduates who are in the service of our 
country, of our heartfelt appreciation of 
the sacrifices they are making and of the 
great adventure they have undertaken. 

We therefore direct the President and 
the Secretary of this Association to con- 
vey this fraternal message to every Am- 
herst man who is in the service, with our. 
most cordial greetings and our sincere 
wishes for his welfare and safe, speedy, 
and victorious return. 

God speed each and every one of you. 

Chicago. — On February 15th the 
Chicago Amherst Club held their annual 
dinner at St. Hubert's Grill. In accord- 
ance with the spirit of the times the ban- 
quet itself was Hooverized, but not the 
old Amherst spirit, which was as much 
in evidence as ever. Annual elections 
were held and the following officers were 

Eugene S. Wilson, '02, President; S. 
Bowles King, '02, Vice President; D. W. 
Lewis, '09, Secretary; Royal Firman, 
'14, Treasurer; Directors: E. W. 
Blatchford, '91; A. Mitchell, '10; S. D. 
Chamberlain, '14; F. A. Watkins, '94, 
and P. B. Palmer, Jr., '04. 

The special entertainment of the eve- 
ning was an illustrated talk by Louis G. 
Caldwell, '13, on his six months' Ambu- 
lance Service on the French Front 
during 1917. This was supplemented 
by an illustrated talk by S. B. King, '02, 


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about the Civilian Naval Cruise in 
Southern waters as conducted a year or 
so ago. 

The Club voted to continue its weekly 
luncheons on Monday noon, but to fore- 
go all unnecessary expense for large din- 
ners in these war times. 

Louis Caldwell has since left Chicago 
on his return trip to France, sailing in 
March to be gone for an indefinite 

In connection with the meeting of the 
National Security League Congress held 
in Chicago, February 20th to 23rd, the 
Chicago Amherst Club was host at a 
University Club luncheon to Governor 
Whitman of New York. He talked in- 
formally with the boys, telling particu- 
larly of his work in securing a Universal 
Training Law for New York State. He 
also told us of the part that Amherst 
men were playing in various public posi- 
tions in New York State. 

The Club again extends its invitation 
to all Amherst men visiting or passing 
through Chicago. The secretary's ad- 
dress is D. W. Lewis, care of Gould 
Coupler Company, Rookery Bldg., 

Connecticut Valley. — The annual 
banquet of the Connecticut Valley Asso- 
ciation was held this year in connection 
with the meeting of the Alumni Council 
at the Hotel Kimball in Springfield on 
Friday evening, March loth. There 
was a large attendance. Music was fur- 
nished by the college orchestra. The 
speakers included President Meiklejohn, 
Dr. Albert Parker Fitch, of Amherst, 
Lieutenant-Governor Calvin Coolidge, 
'95, of Massachusetts, and the Rev. Dr. 
Nehemiah Boynton, '79, who acted as 
toastmaster. H. P. Field, '80, was in 
the chair. A telegram was read from 
Major Kendall Emerson, '97, who was 
to have been one of the chief speakers, 

but who was unable at the last moment 
to attend. 

New officers for the association were 
elected as follows: President, Nathan 
P. Avery, '91, of Holyoke; Vice Presi- 
dent, Kingman Brewster, '06, of Spring- 
field; executive committee, the oSicers 
and Herbert E. Riley, '96, of North- 
ampton, John Corsa, '99, of Amherst, 
and Dr. William Goodell, '01, of Spring- 

Boston. — Instead of holding its an- 
nual dinner this year, the Amherst Asso- 
ciation of Boston joined with forty- 
eight other colleges and held at the Bos- 
ton Opera House on Saturday evening, 
February 16th, an All-College Rally. 
A large number of Amherst men were 
present. Louis E. Cadieux, '03, was 
chairman of the executive committee in 
charge of the rally. 

Southern California. — The Am- 
herst Alumni of Southern California 
tendered a dinner to Professor Olds at 
the University Club in Los Angeles on 
Thursday evening, January 24th. The 
following alumni were present: A. L. 
Bartlett, '07, S. D. Brooks, '75, M. L. 
Bishop, '01, A. D. Bissell, '79, Daniel 
Beecher, '07, A. B. Call, '87, K. P. 
Draper, '82, F. K. Dyar, '98, Lon C. 
Feagans, '08, H. D. French, '95, Stuart 
W. French, '89, V. P. Gilbert, '89, W. 
E. Hawkes, '07, W. P. Hubbard, '06, 
A. H. Keese, '08, C. A. Kelley, '95, H. 
M. Loud, '94, J. P. Loftus, '84, Wm. 
Carey Marble, '03, Henry W. Rolfe, '80, 
W. F. Skeele, '88. A. F. Skeele, '75. 

William Carey Marble, president of 
the Association, acted as toastmaster 
and called upon Dean Olds to tell about 
the college. The Dean responded in his 
very delightful manner, bringing to the 
men of Southern California something 
of the life of Amherst during these days 
of war. The toastmaster then called 

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upon Stuart W. French, Prof. A. D. 
Bissell, W. P. Hubbard, J. B. Loftus, 
and Daniel Beecher, all of whom re- 
sponded briefly. Loftus, '84, gave some 
very interesting reminiscences of Clyde 
Fitch, '86, recalling the first appear- 
ance of Clyde Fitch in senior dramatics 
at Amherst. 

Central Nevt York. — The nine- 
teenth annual meeting of the Amherst 
Alumni Association of Central New 
York was held at the University Club 
in Syracuse on December 28, 1917. 
After a business meeting, an informal 
dinner was served. There was no repre- 
sentative from the college present, and 
there were no formal speeches, but 
many of the twenty members in attend- 
ance spoke of the college as it was and 
is to-day. 

The following officers were elected 
for the coming year: President, James 
G. Riggs, '88, Oswego, N. Y.; Vice 
President, Walter R. Stone, '95, Syra- 
cuse; secretary, Roy W. Bell, '07, Syra- 
cuse; treasurer, F. F. Moon, '01, Syra- 
cuse; executive committee: Giles H. 
Stilwell, '81, Syracuse; J. Edward 
Banta, '80, Syracuse; E. C. Witherby, 
'96, Syracuse; Dewey H. Hurd, '00, 
Watertown; Rev. Thos. V. Parker, '00, 
Binghamton; J. Carl Connell, '07, 
Baldwinsville; Lawrence W. Roberts, 
'11, Utica; Lieut. H. G. Storke, 'U, 

On March 25th, Dr. Talcott Williams, 
'73, was in Syracuse speaking in one of 
the lecture courses of the university, and 
lunched with several of the local 


Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 


1855. — Rev. Elijah Stites Fairchild, 
on February 6, 1918, at Chicago, 111., in 
his 8-lth year. 

1860. — Rev. John Otis Barrows, on 
January 26, 1918, at Norwichtown, 
Conn., aged 84 years. 

1869. — Henry Martyn Matthews, on 
September 25, 1917 (not previously re- 
corded), at Chicago, 111., in his 75th 

1874. — Judge Howard Burr Scott, on 
February 6, 1918, at Danbury, Conn., 
aged 67 years. 

1874. — Charles H. Marsh, on Octo- 
ber 9, 1917 (not previously recorded), at 
Los Angeles, Calif., aged 65 years. 

1875. — DeWitt Clinton Henry, 
early this year, at Auburn, N. Y., aged 
66 years. 

1878. — Dr. George S. Ely, on De- 
cember 11, 1917, at Washington, D. C, 
aged 71 years. 

1879. — Winston Henry Hazen, on 
February 1, 1918, in Brooklyn, N. Y., 
aged 60 years. 

1882. — Dr. Edward H. Martin, on 
December 29, 1917, at Burlington, Vt., 
aged 56 years. 

1882. — George Nesbitt Cowan, on 
December 25, 1917. at Sanford, N. Y., 
in his 58th year. 

1883. — Frank Ballard Marsh, on 
January 14, 1918, in New York City, 
aged 57 years. 

1883. — Edward Allen Guernsey, on 
January 21, 1918, at Allston Heights, 
Mass., aged 57 years. 

1899. — Walter A. Buxton, about 
April 1, 1918, at Worcester, Mass., 
aged 41 years. 

1902. — James C. Young, on Decem- 
ber 24, 1917. at Calgary, Alberta, Can- 
ada, aged 39 years. 

1904. — Charles Willett Beam, on 
October 13, 1917 (not previously re- 
corded), at Buffalo, N. Y., aged 35 years. 

1904. — James J. Quill, on March 8, 

1917, at Battle Creek, Mich., aged 38 

1917. — Roger Conant Perkins, in 
the service of his country, on March 13, 

1918, at Key West, Fla., aged 22 years. 

1900. — In New York City, on Octo- 
ber 1, 1917 (not previously recorded). 
Rev. Horace C. Broughton and Miss 
Lucina Woodard Braymer. 

1906. — In New York City, on No- 
vember 27, 1917 (not previously re- 
corded), Reuben J. Peacock and Miss 
Grace Glover. 

1911. — At Pelham Manor. N. Y., on 
February 12, 1918, Vernon Radcliffe 
and Miss Phoebe Randall. 

1912. — In New York City, on March 
23, 1918, Rufus W. Gaynor and Miss 
Margaret Haskell. 

1913. — At Atlanta, Ga., on Decem- 
ber 29, 1917, W'illiam Joralemon Wilcox 
and Miss Ellen Chittenden. 

1913. — In Montclair, N. J., on 
March 2, 1918, Dr. Frank Lusk Bab- 
bott, Jr., and Miss Elizabeth Bassett 

1914. — In Brooklyn, N. Y., on 
March 4, 1918, Lieutenant Lowell 
Shumway and Miss Ruth Dwight 

1915. — In Brooklyn, N. Y., on Feb- 
ruary 9, 1918, Lieutenant Robert Reed 
McGowan and Miss Helen Chadwick 

1916. — At Syracuse. N. Y., on Feb- 
ruary 18, 1918, Lieutenant Percy 
Hughes and Miss Helen Harriet Tal- 

1916. — In Cincinnati, Ohio, on Jan- 
uary 5, 1918, Humphrey Fuller Red- 
field and Miss Amy Louise Cowing. 

1919. — At Amherst, Mass., on Feb- 
ruary 17. 1918, Rodney Fielding Starkey 
and Miss Maude Greben. 

Since The Last Issue 


1882. — Ruth Partridge, on Novem- 
ber 5, 1917, at Proctor, Vt., daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. Frank C. Partridge. 

1905. — Charles Wilbar Utter, on De- 
cember 6, 1917, at Westerly, R. I., son 
of Mr. and Mrs. George Benjamin Utter. 

1903. — Phyllis Mary Fisher, on 
January 19, 1918, at East Orange, N. J., 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Fisher. 

1903. — Donald Kerr Tead, on 
March, 1918, at Philadelphia, Pa., son 
of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley H. Tead. 

1910. — Ray Adams Mitchell, at Chi- 
cago, 111., son of Mr. and Mrs. Abraham 
Mitchell, on March 14, 1918. 

1913. — Charles Mark Hopkins, at 
Lansing, Mich., on November 21, 1917, 
son of Mr. and Mrs. Carroll L. Hopkins. 

1914. — Joseph Holferty Firman, at 
Oak Park, 111., on March 24, 1918, son 
of Mr. and Mrs. Royal Firman. 

1914. — Harriet Chamberlain, on 
April 3, 1917 (not previously recorded), 
at Chicago, 111., daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. Sydney D. Chamberlain. 


Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 



Major General Peyton C. March, the 
new chief of staff of the United States 
Army, is a son of the late Prof. Francis 
Andrew March, who graduated from 
Amherst in the class of 1845, and who 
taught at Lafayette College for half a 


The February issue of Forest and 
Stream, the magazine founded by the 
late Charles Hallock, who died in De- 
cember, contained the following tribute 
to him: 

"Charles Hallock is dead, in the 
eighty-fourth year of his age. His long 
life spanned the period during which 
the gun and the rod in America had its 
rise and chief growth. . . . Although 
Charles Hallock wrote and compiled a 
number of useful and excellent books, 
his just claim to fame rests on the fact 
that he had the genius to conceive the 
idea of Forest and Stream, the person- 
ality to interest in it the best men in 
the country and the means to establish 
and carry it on. For what he then did, 
sport and conservation owe to his mem- 
ory a debt that could never be paid, and 
we who are interested in these kindred 
subjects appreciate the weight of that 
obligation. Hallock must always be 
considered one of the founders of con- 
servation in America." 


Rev. Elijah Stites Fairchild, head of 
the Fairchild Publishing Company, and 
also widely known in the clothing man- 
ufacturing industry of the country as an 
associate with the Fairchild publications 
of Chicago and New York, died at his 
home, 755 Buena Avenue, Chicago, on 
Wednesday, February 6th, in his 84th 

He was born in Mendham, Morris 
County, N. J., on May 23, 1835, at- 
tended his father's classical boarding 
school, and entered Amherst in the class 
of 1885. He did not complete his 
course, however, but later graduated 
from Princeton, and from Andover 
Theological Seminary, becoming pastor 
of the Congregational Church at Mor- 
risonia, N. Y. There he remained until 
1862, when he went to Oyster Bay, 
where he was pastor for three years. 
He then became pastor of the Reformed 
Dutch Church of Flushing, N. Y., and 
in 1880 of the Old Reformed Church on 
Sixth Avenue, New York City. 

In 1889 Mr. Fairchild moved to Chi- 
cago, where he preached in St. Mat- 
thew's Reformed Episcopal Church un- 
til 1911 when he retired to enter the 
textile publishing business, as an asso- 
ciate with the Fairchild publications: 
Men's Wear, The Chicago Apparel Ga- 
zette, Daily News Record, and Women s 

He was married on October 4, 1859, 
to Miss Louise Edgar Leavitt, and is 
survived by six sons. 


Rev. Denis Wortman, Secretary, 
40 Watson Ave., East Orange, N. J. 

Rev. Joseph Kimball, of Haverhill, 
Mass., was tendered a reception by the 
Riverside Memorial Church on his 8Gth 
birthday, March 13th. A program of 
musical and literary numbers was 
greatly enjoyed by the large number 
attending the reception. The honor 
guest was presented with two birthday 
cakes, one being of immense size and 

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adorned with myriads of miniature flags, 
which was cut and distributed to the 
guests, and the other, a smaller one, also 
decorated with the national colors. In 
accepting the cakes, Mr. Kimball ex- 
pressed his pleasure and entertained the 
company with many humorous stories 
which he is an adept in telling. 

The editors desire to publish a portion 
of a letter received recently from the 
Rev. William Crawford of '57, who now 
makes his home at 2106 East GStli 
Street, Chicago, 111. It is with pleasure 
that attention is called to the notice re- 
garding the late Matthew Walker as 
his death was learned just as the Feb- 
ruary issue was going to press and too 
late to obtain much information con- 
cerning him. Mr. Crawford's letter, 
which we wish we were permitted to re- 
produce in full, says: 

"Dr. Wortman's report of our Class 
of 1857 in the last Graduates' Quar- 
terly was not quite correct. Of the 46 
graduating members only six survive, 
not seven. Rev. George A. Beckwith, 
whom he mentions as living, died Feb- 
ruary 20, 1914. Rev. Henry A. Stevens, 
whom he does not mention, is still living 
at Brighton, Mass. He has just suffered 
on the 3rd of this month, the great af- 
fliction of losing his wife at the age of 78. 
"Matthew Walker deserved a better 
notice than he got. Knowing how difii- 
cult it often is to obtain information, I 
do not blame the editor. Walker in 
Barre was a general utility man, capa- 
ble, public spirited, upright, and, there- 
fore, chosen to look after the public li- 
brary, the schools, the cemetery, to be 
a trial judge, and to act as chairman of 
the board of assessors for more than 
thirty years. He left an estate of some 
thirty thousand dollars of which four or 
five thousand were left to various chari- 
ties. I know these facts because Barre 
was my native town. 

"The obituary notice of my classmate 
Frisbie is a good one, but brief. In my 
judgment Frisbie belongs among the 
Amherst Illustrious. 

"In my time at Amherst there were 
surviving traditions of Francis A. March 

of the Class of 1845, who in a very easy 
and leisurely \va.y carried a\\ay the first 
honors above his hard-working and am- 
bitious competitor. March became 
eminent and famous as a philologist, be- 
ing a leading professor in Lafayette Col- 
lege for many years. The other day by 
chance I learned that Peyton C. March, 
Chief of Staff at Washington, is his son. 
Curiosity led me to examine his record, 
and I was surprised to discover that five 
sons of Professor March, all graduates 
of Lafayette College, are eminent 
enough to have a place in Who's Who in 
America. How much glory should Am- 
herst take from giving Francis A. March 
the right kind of a start.* 

"I have always thought that my 
classmate Eastman made a wonderful 
record in putting seven fine sons through 
Amherst College, but I think that per- 
haps Professor March's record is more 
wonderful still. 

"Let me say that no magazine comes 
to me which has more of interest than 
the Amherst Graduates' Quarterly, 
and no part of the magazine is more in- 
teresting than the news of the classes." 

Rev. Samuel B. Sherrill, Secretary, 
415 Humphrey St., New Haven, Conn. 

Rev. W^illiam L. Bray plans to go to 
Amherst for Commencement this June. 
He is in Pasadena, Calif., sometimes 
preaches, and often assists at the com- 
munion service. 

The Rev. John Whitehill, of North 
Attleboro, Mass., has spent nearly 50 
years in one pastorate. His first sermon 
was preached at North Attleboro, the 
last Sunday in March, 1869, and his 
work as a pastor there began on May 
16, 1869. He writes: 

" I am still young and frisky, in good 
health, and can run like a boy. I have 
tried to resign my pastorate in favor of 
some younger man, but the people say 
'No.' Therefore, I am still on the job." 

He was born in 1833 and is now in his 
85th year. During his pastorate of 
nearly half a century, he has baptized 


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123 children, has officiated at 315 mar- 
riages, and at 629 funerals. Only three 
members now in the church were there 
when he first came. He has had nine 
children, eight of whom are still living, 
six of whom are married. One of his 
sons, Edwin, is a graduate of Amherst 
and a teacher at Watertown, Mass. He 
also has ten grandchildren. 


Mrs. Mary Alvord Ewing, widow of 
Rev. Edward C. Ewing, who long was 
active in the Congregational ministry, 
died at her home in West Roxbury, 
Mass., on Monday, March 11th, aged 
80 years. She was married in 1863 to 
the Rev. Mr. Ewing, who died about a 
year ago, and is survived by four sons, 
the Rev. George Henry Ewing, "90, of 
Norwichtown, Conn., the Rev. Charles 
E. Ewing, '90, of Janesville, Wis., the 
Rev. Addison A. Ewing, '92, of New- 
castle, Del., and William C. Ewing of 


Rev. John Otis Barrows died on Sat- 
urday morning, January 26th, after an 
illness of only six days, at the home of 
his daughter in Norwichtown, Conn. 

He was 8-i years old and was born at 
Mansfield, Conn., on August 4, 1833, 
the son of Andrew and Sarah (Storrs) 
Barrows. He fitted for college at Kim- 
ball Union Academy in New Hampshire 
and after graduating from Amherst went 
to Andover Theological Seminary. He 
was ordained at No. Hampton, N. H., 
on June 6, 1864, served the Congrega- 
tional Church there for two years and 
then became pastor of the First Church 
of Exeter, N. H. In 1869 he became 
for eleven years a missionary, under the 
American Board for Foreign Missions. 
From 1869 to 1875 he was at Caesarea, 
Asia Minor, then for a year at Manisa, 

Turkey, and for the next four years at 
Constantinople. In 1880 he returned 
to America and served several New 
England churches, including the First 
Church of Stonington for sixteen years. 

About ten years ago he retired, 
though he continued to supply pulpits 
frequently up to the time of his death. 

He was married on May 6, 1864, to 
Miss Clara Storrs Freeman of Mans- 
field, Conn. She survives him, as do 
also one son, Frederick A. Barrows of 
Hyde Park, Boston, and two daughters, 
Mrs. Dwight W. Avery of Norwich- 
town, Conn., and Mrs. Dwight C. Stone 
of Stonington, Conn. 


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

Rev. Frederick B. Allen has been 
elected President of the Watch and 
Ward Society of Boston. 

WTien the next Amherst College 
Commencement on June 5th arrives, 
fifty -fire years will have passed since the 
Class of '63 graduated. It is the wish 
and hope of members still living to 
meet again this year and the class sec- 
retary has accordingly sent notices to 
the surviving members to meet in Am- 
herst on Tuesday afternoon, June 4th, 
at such place as will be previously se- 


The old WTiitcomb mansion, for 
nearly forty years the home of the late 
George Henry Whitcomb, at the corner 
of Highland and Harvard streets, 
WWcester, Mass., together with its 
spacious grounds, has been given to 
the Memorial Home for the Blind and 
from now on will be officially known as 
Whitcomb Hall. The gift is made by 
the three sons of Mr. Whitcomb: 
Henry E. Whitcomb, '94, of Worcester; 

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Ernest M. Whitcomb, '04, of Amherst; 
and David Whitcomb, '00, of Seattle. 
Henry E. Whitcomb has been made a 
member of the Board of Directors of 
the Home. The estate, which was 
transferred, is one of the finest old 
homes in Worcester. The house was 
begun in 1879 and finished in 1881, 
and in making the gift to the Memorial 
Home Corporation it was with the un- 
derstanding that first consideration 
shall be given to the needy soldiers and 
sailors who lose their sight as the result 
of the present war. It is the only or- 
ganization in New England for the care 
of the adult blind. 


Herbert L. Bridgman, Secretary, 
604 Carleton Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Herbert L. Bridgman has been elected 
vice president of the American Scenic 
and Historic Preservation Society. He 
has also been chosen a member of the 
committee formed by the Board of Re- 
gents of the State of New York to co- 
operate with the Americanization Com- 
mittee of the New York State Woman's 
Suffrage Party in the work of educating 
for citizenship immigrant women who 
become citizens by the naturalization 
of their husbands. He also served on 
the Brooklyn executive committee for 
the Third Liberty Loan. 


Prof. Edwin A. Grosvenor, Secretary, 
Amherst, Mass. 

Prof. William C. Peckham and Mrs. 
Peckham celebrated their golden wed- 
ding at their residence in Brooklyn, 
N. Y., on January 1, 1918. They were 
married at Kingston, Mass., on January 
1. 1868, and have been residents of 
Brooklyn since 1873, coming first to 
New York in 1871. Professor Peckham 
is head of the department of physics at 

Adelphi College and is Past Commander 
of U. S. Grant Post No. 327, G. A. R. 
On January 8th he was installed as 
adjutant of the post, entering upon his 
eighth year in that office. Mrs. Peck- 
ham is President of the Board of Man- 
agers of the Congregational Home for 
the Aged in Brooklyn, is active in church 
affairs and in the Ladies Auxiliary of 
Grant Post. * 

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

The Class of 1868 will hold its semi- 
centennial Royal Jubilee Reunion at 
Amherst this commencement. A large 
number of the class plan to be present. 
The Crosby House on Amity Street has 
been secured for headquarters. The 
class officers are: Lucien G. Toe of 
Chicago, 111., president; George T. 
Buffum of Winchester, N. H., vice pres- 
ident; William A. Brown of New York 
City, secretary-treasurer. 

Early in January, William C. Ball, 
Esq., of Terre Haute, Ind., slipped on 
the ice and broke the radius bone of 
his left arm. He is now all right and 
has learned to write with his left hand 
as well as with his right. He will 
attend the reunion in June. 

Lucien G. Toe's grandson is to enter 
Amherst this £all. 


William R. Brown, Esq., Secretary, 
18 East 41st Street, New York City 

The death has not been recorded in 
these columns of Henry Martyn Mat- 
thews, Esq. It occurred at Wesley Me- 
morial Hospital, Chicago, 111., on Sep- 
tenber 25th, 1917. 

Mr. Matthews was in his seventy- 
fifth year. He was born in Covington, 
N. Y., on April 16, 1843, the son of 


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Isaac V. and Phebe Ann (Brooks) Mat- 
thews. He prepared for college at 
Middlebury Academj', and after spend- 
ing three years at Union College entered 
Amherst, graduating in 1869. He 
studied law at Buffalo, N. Y., with 
Laning, Folsom and Willett, was ad- 
mitted to the bar on January 5, 1872, 
practiced in Buffalo for one year and 
then, in 1873, moved to Chicago. For 
a great many years he was senior part- 
ner of the law firm of Matthews & 
Dicker of that city. 


Dr. John G. Stanton, Secretary, 
99 Huntington St., New London, Conn. 

Mrs. Carrie P. Fowie, wife of the 
late Rev. James L. Fowle who died in 
1916, died at the Johns Hopkins Hos- 
pital, Baltimore, Md., in December. 
From 1879 until three years ago they 
were missionaries in Turkey. The 
funeral services were conducted by the 
Rev. Stephen A. Norton, D.D., '78, 
assisted by the Rev. Dr. C. H. Patton, 

Julius Chambers, the eminent jour- 
nalist, discussing under Walks and 
Talks in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle for 
March 18th the question of a successor 
to Dr. Maxwell as Superintendent of 
the New York public schools, says : 

"Despite the expressed opinion of 
Mayor Hylan that the position of Su- 
perintendent of the New York Public 
Schools should be filled by a teacher 
already associated with the educational 
system of this city, one would think 
the best man in the United States none 
too good to succeed Dr. Maxwell. Very 
little accurate preparation for so im- 
portant a post can be acquired in sub- 
ordinate positions. Therefore, a tried 
hand should have preference to any 
local teacher who has risen no higher 
than principal of a grammar school. 

" If the Board of Education is looking 
for a Superintendent of the highest pos- 

sible grade, its members should turn 
their eyes toward New Orleans and get 
into communication with Brandt Van 
Blarcom Dixon, president of tlie New- 
comb Memorial College, in that city. 
In 1887 Mr. Dixon was called from St. 
Louis, where he was principal of the 
high school, to New Orleans, to organ- 
ize the Newcomb Memorial College for 
which S. H. Newcomb had left a large 
sum of money, and he has since made 
it one of the highest grade scholastic 
institutions of the South. 

"Mr. Dixon is very nearly a New 
Yorker. He was born at Paterson, 
N. J., in 1850. He studied at Amherst, 
and was graduated at Cornell Univer- 
sity with high honors, in 1870. He is a 
born organizer, a fine classical scholar, 
and has had more than forty years' 
experience in all grades of instruction." 


Prof. John M. Tyler, Secretary, 
Amherst, Mass. 

Talcott Williams, director of the Co- 
lumbia School of Journalism, was one 
of the signers of the cablegram sent on 
March 14th to the All-Russian Congress 
of Soviets at Moscow by the League for 
National Unity. As a part of the Amer- 
ican movement of the National Security 
League a series of exchange lectures 
was given late in March simultaneously 
to the public school-teachers in Chicago 
and New York. Talcott Williams was 
one of the New York speakers sent to 
Chicago. Dr. Williams has been elected 
vice president of the American College 
for Girls and Women at Constanti- 

Prof. John M. Tyler has returned to 
Amherst, after spending the winter in 
New York, where he has been collecting 
material for his new book, which will 
be a treatise on neolithic man. During 
the week of April 14th he lectured at 
Amherst on the Beecher Foundation, 
his subject being "The Beginning of 
Civilization in Northern Europe." 

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

Judge Howard Burr Scott, for many 
years on the Fairfield County Common 
Pleas Bench, died at his home in Dan- 
bury, Conn., on Wednesday, February 
6th, aged 67 years. 

He was born in Bridgeport, Conn., 
on August 25, 1851, the son of Albert 
and Caroline (Seeley) Scott. He fitted 
for college at High Ridge school, 
Ridgefield, Conn., and with a private 
tutor. On graduating from Amherst he 
became a teacher in Greenwich. Mean- 
while his parents had moved from 
Bridgeport to Danbury and in July, 
1876, he went to Danbury and entered 
the law office of Brewster & Tweedy 
and prepared for the bar, to which he 
was admitted in July, 1878. He sub- 
sequently became a member of the 
firm of Brewster, Tweedy & Scott, which 
continued until 1909, when Mr. Whit- 
tlesey retired and went to New York 
and the firm became Tweedy & Scott. 
In 1906 Judge Scott formed a part- 
nership with Judge Samuel A. Davis, 
under the firm name of Scott & Davis. 
This partnership continued until Judge 
Scott was appointed to the Bench of 
the Common Pleas Court, in PYbruary, 

When the Borough Court of Dan- 
bury was created in 1884, he was ap- 
pointed associate judge of that court 
and continued in that capacity until 
the creation of the City Court, coinci- 
dent with the adoption of the municipal 
form of government, when he was made 
associate judge of that court. In 1905 
he was appointed judge of the City 
Court and held that position until his 
appointment to the Bench of the Court 
of Common Pleas. 

Concerning his work of the bench the 

Danbury Evening Nervs of February 7th 

"In the City Court his work and de- 
cisions were characterized by the same 
careful and conscientious consideration 
that was given to all his other judicial 
and professional duties. He was clear- 
headed, impartial, and guided by a 
keen sense of justice and right. By 
virtue of his position as judge of one of 
the higher courts of the county and by 
his ability as a lawyer. Judge Scott, by 
common consent of his professional as- 
sociates and in the public mind, was 
ranked as the leader among the mem- 
bers of the bar in this city and as one 
of the foremost lawyers in Fairfield 
County. His death is a distinct loss to 
his home community, as well as to the 
bench and the bar. 

"An able and learned man, a keen 
observer of men and events, and an 
excellent judge of human nature. Judge 
Scott fitted both by his natural 
talents and his education and training 
for the duties of the judgeship to which 
he was called in the prime of his life, 
and of his professional career. His fair- 
ness and integrity were unquestioned, 
and the general soundness of his legal 
decisions was indicated by the fact that 
with but few exceptions they were up- 
held by the higher courts when carried 
up on appeal. The statement was made 
by one of the foremost lawyers in the 
state a few months before the retire- 
ment of Judge Scott from the Common 
Pleas Bench that the decisions of Judge 
Scott has been reversed by the higher 
court less frequently than those of any 
other judge of the Court of Common 
Pleas in Connecticut. His decisions re- 
flected the careful study and research 
that he gave to each case upon which 
he was called to pass judgment, and 
also the depth and power of his legal 

"The surviving relatives are two 
brothers. Dr. Albert L. Scott, of White 
Plains, N. Y., and William D. Scott, of 
Portland, Ore., and one sister. Miss 
Mary E. Scott, of this city." 

The American Political Science Re- 
view for February contained as its lead- 
ing feature an article by Professor Mun- 
roc Smith on "The Nature and the Fu- 


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ture of International Law." Professor 
Smith, who is Professor of Jurispru- 
dence at Columbia University, has re- 
cently published a new book, " Mili- 
tarism and Statecraft." The Putnams 
are the publishers. 

According to Washington political 
gossip. Congressman Frederick H. Gil- 
lett will be the next speaker of the 
House of Representatives, if the Re- 
publicans win enough of the Congres- 
sional elections in the fall. 

Rev. J. W. Ballantine, who completed 
a ten-year pastorate at West Stafford, 
Conn., and resigned on December 31st, 
is now supplying pulpits in Eastern 

News has recently been received of 
the death on October 9, 1917, at Los 
Angeles, Calif., of Charles H. Marsh. 

Mr. Marsh's life since his marriage 
on January 5, 1882, was spent mostly 
in the open air, he having a contract to 
collect bird skins for the Smithsonian 
Institute at Washington, D. C. The 
life suited him well in point of health, 
especially in the 6000 foot altitude in 
New Mexico, and he remained there 
about two years in a mining camp until 
it was unsafe on account of Indians led 
by Geronimo, being on the war path. 
He then moved to California and located 
on a ranch in the foot hills for several 
years, where he regained his health. 
For the last twenty years he was asso- 
ciated with Henry C. Davison of New 
York City, importer and manufacturer 
of Japanese paper letter press books, in 
business, Mr. Marsh having charge of 
the Pacific Coast. His death was 
caused by Bright's Disease. 

In writing of his life in the West, 
Mrs. Marsh says: 

"He always had a smile and a pleas- 
ant word for everyone and all his cus- 
tomers and friends loved him. He was 

particularly interested in the young men 
here belonging to the Chi Psi Fraternity 
and was their president for ten years 
until his death. They esteemed him 
highly, and several years ago presented 
him with a beautiful loving cup. He 
always held his Amherst classmates in 
loving remembrance. He left no chil- 
dren, our only little daughter having 
died many years ago in Santa Fe, New 

Mr. Marsh was 65 years old. He was 
born in Pittsfield, Mass., on August 24, 
1852, the son of Henry and Flavia Jane 
(Bagg) Marsh, and prepared for college 
at Amherst High School. After gradu- 
ating from college and before taking up 
the study of ornithology, he edited for 
some years the Amherst Transcript. 


Frank A. Hosmer, Secretary, 
22 No. Prospect Street, Amherst, Mass. 

DeWitt Clinton Henry died suddenly 
recently in Auburn, N. Y., from the re- 
sults of a fall while on his way to his 
home. He caught his toe on the curb- 
stone and fell, striking his nose and 
breaking it. He failed to rise and he 
was hurriedly taken to the office of a 
nearby doctor, where he died within a 
few minutes. It is believed that the 
shock from the fall might have brought 
on a sudden attack of heart disease, as 
there was no fracture at the base of the 
skull and no cerebral hemorrhage. 

Mr. Henry was a well-known toy 
manufacturer and was 66 years old. 
He was the son of Albert and Mary K. 
(Ralston) Henry and was born in Low- 
ville, N. Y., on August 16, 1851. He 
prepared for college at Whitestown 
Seminary, Whitesboro, N. Y. He left 
Amherst before the end of his Freshman 
year and engaged in business. He went 
to Auburn in 1876 and since 1880 had 
been interested in various manufac- 
turing industries there. He was of 

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Scotch ancestry and was the descendant 
of the early settlers of Lowville, having 
been born in the same house in which 
his father, grandfather, and great- 
grandfather were also born. 

At the time of his death Mr. Henry 
was vice president of the Butler Manu- 
facturing Company of Butler, Ind., and 
of the Denner Manufacturing Companj' 
of Lancaster, Penn. He was married 
on May 21, 1878, to H. Adella, daughter 
of Charles A. Baker of Auburn, who 
survives him with one son, Percy Henry, 
who was associated with his father in 
the manufacture of children's vehicles 
and toys. 

Mr. Henry was a member of the First 
Presbyterian Church of Auburn an 
belonged to the Delta Kappa Epsilon 

Frank A. Hosmer has been reap- 
pointed by Governor McCall of Massa- 
chusetts a trustee of M. A. C. 

Rev. Arthur F. Skeele has resigned 
his pastorate at Monrovia, Cal. 

Prof. David Todd of Amherst had an 
article in the March issue of Popular 
Astronomy entitled, "On Selecting Sta- 
tions for Totality of 1918, June 8, and 
Probable Cloud Conditions at Eclipse 


William M. Decker, Secretary, 
277 Broadway, New York City 

Dr. George A. Plimpton is a member 
of the Emergency Fund Committee 
which is raising $2,000,000 for the Navy 
Relief Society, for the families of officers 
and men of the navy who lose their 
lives in service. 

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

The smoker which took the place, this 
year, of the annual banquet of the New 
York Alumni Association, was held at 
the Waldorf-Astoria on February 27th, 
as reported in another column. Of our 
class, Armstrong, who was chairman of 
the entertainment committee. Fowler, 
Loomis, Pratt, and Mason were present. 

The secretary, who has long vainly 
tried to get into touch with Morrell, has 
finally discovered a clue in an article on 
the proper kind of a man for head of 
the police department of New York 
City which appeared in the Brooklyn 
Eagle of February 18th. Morrell's ad- 
dress is therein given as 56 Pine Street, 
New York. 

The Congregationalist and Advance 
has recently given the following inter- 
esting account of the work of our class- 
mate Loomis, who has lately been 
chosen as associate secretary of the 
American Missionary Association, which 
conducts educational work for the dis- 
tinctive races of the United States and 
our island territorial possessions. The 
statement says: 

"Dr. Loomis's last pastorate was one 
of seven years in Westfield, N. J. The 
years 1896-1907 mark his Boston min- 
istry in the pastorate of Union Church, 
as successor to Dr. Nehemiah Boynton. 
During these years, the character of the 
South End had so greatly changed, that 
the Congregational problem became a 
serious one. To meet the change, he ad- 
vocated and was active in the Plan of 
Union whereby Berkeley Temple surren- 
dered its property and became a part of 
the L'nion Church by its membership 
being entirely absorbed in Union Church 
which kept name, property and tradi- 
tions. Dr. Loomis resigning and Dr. 
Stockdale becoming pastor of the joint 

"Beginning with his Boston life. Dr. 
Loomis as pastor has been actively en- 
gaged in denominational matters. As 
associate secretary, he will aid Dr. Cady 
in the presentation of the American Mis- 

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sionary Association's fresh claims upon 
the churches as emphasized by the depu- 
tation report of the Commission on Mis- 
sions and the recent definite action of 
the National Council. His hand will be 
evident in the publication and programs 
of the Association and in all its fresh- 
ened forms of presentation to the mem- 
bership of the churches. He will repre- 
sent the Association in the joint board 
of editors of the American Missionary." 

Leete, who is the New England Field 
Secretary of the Congregational Church 
Building Society, has recently written 
an article for The Congregationalist enti- 
tled "Keeping up the Supplies," which 
contains sane words so true and so sug- 
gestive, and withal so apt to be forgotten 
in these war times, that we quote them: 

"It is for us to make sure our heritage 
on every side. We must fight this war 
through with supreme energy. There 
must be no lack in food, in munitions, 
in soldiers, in ships, but let us not forget 
that it is right ethical principles and 
strong religious affections which engen- 
dered in growing minds guarantee the 
future strength of the Republic. If 
churches are not organized and housed 
the nation to-morrow will be that much 

Hingeley for some years has been the 
manager of the Methodist campaign for 
a large annuity fund for the aged or dis- 
abled ministers of that church. The 
movement was begun in 1912 with an 
objective of five million dollars. Later 
this sum was raised to ten and still 
later to twenty millions. Over ten 
millions have now been subscribed, and 
it is predicted that the entire sum 
sought will be attained within five years 
more. Those who know the energy, 
ability, and devotion to his work of Dr. 
Hingeley are the more confident that 
this expectation will be fully realized. 

The entire Class of 1877 sincerely 
sympathizes with its younger brothers 
of the Class of 1917 in the death of the 
first of their members to give up his life 

in his country's service, Roger C. Per- 
kins, a son of our own classmate Sidney 
K. Perkins. Roger Perkins enlisted in 
the Naval Reserve last spring, soon after 
war was declared and was recently 
transferred to the aviation branch of the 
service, and was engaged in training at 
Key West, Fla., when, on March 14th, 
his hydro-aeroplane in some way be- 
came disabled and fell into the water 
from a height of 500 or 600 feet, inflict- 
ing such injuries upon the young aviator 
that he died almost immediately. His 
funeral was held at his parents' home in 
Manchester, Vt., on March 19th. Many 
'77 men wrote to his father letters which 
were greatly appreciated by him, and in 
his reply to such a letter from the secre- 
tary, Perkins says, 

"I am proud to have been the father 
of such a son, and for him I must feel 
that a larger service was waiting." 

Roger Perkins' ability was such that 
he graduated second in his class at the 
Ground School of the Massachusetts 
Institute of Technology, and in a few 
more weeks he would have been fully 
prepared for his hazardous work as a 
military aviator. He was a good scholar 
at Amherst, and was active in athletic 
sports, being on the 'Varsity football 
team and, later, manager of the baseball 
team. The many tributes to his mem- 
ory from his friends and associates in 
his home town and college show in 
what estimation he was held by them. 
His was the first fatality among the re- 
cent graduates of Amherst, and thus he 
has earned the sad distinction of leading 
what may prove to be the long list of 
sacrifices in the cause of liberty, from 
our college. Mr. Perkins only other 
son, Charles K. Perkins, Amherst '12, 
left a fine position in Walpole, Mass., 
with the Lewis Mfg. Co., and enlisted 
last August. He graduated fourth in 
his class at the Ground Aviation School 

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of Cornell, and is now an instructor in 
a gunnery school in Southern France. 
We of "77 not only sympathize with our 
classmate in the heroism of his sons, but 
congratulate him on being the father of 
such devoted and patriotic men. 

Members of our class who are not now 
subscribers for the Amherst Gradu- 
ates' Quarterly are again urged to be- 
come subscribers and those who take 
the Quarterly are asked to try to ex- 
tend its circulation among our class till 
each of our members becomes a sub- 
scriber and reader. This is now the 
only way in which to keep fully and 
regularly informed of matters of interest 
and importance to us all as a class. 

Dr. Charles Sumner Nash with John 
Wright Buckham is editor of a volume 
recently published by the Pilgrim Press 
entitled "Religious Progress on the Pa- 
cific Coast." It comprises addresses 
and papers on subjects historical, social 
and philosophical at the celebration of 
the semicentennial anniversary of the 
Pacific School for Religion at Berkeley, 

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

Charles S. Nisbet of Amsterdam, 
N. Y., has been elected vice president of 
the New York State Bar Association. 
Charles Evans Hughes is the new presi- 
dent of the association. 

Ex-Senator Charles H. Fuller has 
been elected a director of the newly or- 
ganized Brooklyn Chamber of Com- 
merce. He has also been elected vice 
president of the Flatbush Democratic 
Club of Brooklyn. 

Frank L. Babbott has been re- 
elected vice president of the Board of 
Trustees of the Brooklyn Public Li- 

brary. He is also a director of the New 
England Society of Brooklyn. He 
served on the Brooklyn executive com- 
mittee for the Third Liberty Loan. 

Frank W. Stearns is a member of the 
Special Fund committee for the Y. W. 
C. A. in Boston. 

Dr. Marcus B. Carleton, who a few 
years ago was obliged to give up his 
work in India on account of his health, 
has recovered and hopes eventually to 
return to India. At present he is teach- 
ing physiology and biology in Fisk 

Dr. Guy Hinsdale, of Hot Springs, 
Va., Secretary of the American Cli- 
matological and Clinical Association 
and Fellow of the (English) Royal So- 
ciety of Medicine, has lately published, 
among other articles, two dealing with 
the bearing of his specialty on soldiers 
injured or diseased in the war. One 
entitled "Hydrology in Military Prac- 
tice" deals generally with the subject; 
the other, " Hydrotherapeutics in the 
War," proposes the organization of a 
hydrotherapeutical unit to be attached 
to each general military hospital and 
especially each reconstruction hospital, 
and calls attention to the facilities af- 
forded by the various spas and springs 
in this country. 

Prof. H. N. Gardiner has been ap- 
pointed to the position of a translator 
in the service of the Government. 

William N. Osgood has published un- 
der the auspices of the People's Service 
League a book entitled "The Vital 
Question, or How to Get Real Democ- 
racy in the United States." 

Dr. George S. Ely, Principal Exam- 
iner of the United States Patent Office, 
died at Washington, D. C, on Decem- 
ber 11, 1917. 


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He was the son of Ezra Sterling and 
Harriet Mason Ely and wiis born in 
Fredonia, N. Y., on April 17, 1846. He 
prepared for college at the State Normal 
School in Fredonia and, after graduat- 
ing from Amherst, studied at Johns 
Hopkins University. In 1883 he be- 
came Professor of Mathematics and 
Physics in Bechtel College and in Octo- 
ber, 1884, entered the U. S. Patent 
Office as an examiner. At his death he 
was Principal Examiner. 

Dr. Ely received the degree of Ph. D. 
from Johns Hopkins University. He 
was married on August 22, 1883, to 
Miss Susie Scofield, daughter of the 
Rev. William C. Scofield, then pastor 
of the Congregational Church at West- 
hampton, Mass. She survives him, to- 
gether with two children. Interment 
was at Albion, N. Y. 


Prof. J. Franklin Jameson, Secretary, 
1140 Woodward Bldg.,Washington,D.C. 

James G. Carleton is traveling in 
South America and left Para in March, 
expecting to be a thousand miles be- 
yond mail connection. 

The Rev. Dr. Nehemiah Boynton, 
Chaplain of the 13th Coast Defense, 
stationed at Fort Hamilton, was a mem- 
ber of the Brooklyn executive Commit- 
tee for the Third Liberty Loan. He 
was the principal speaker at the annual 
meeting in January of the New York 
Federation of Churches and said that 
the young men who had gone to camps 
would return home with a higher char- 
acter than when they left, and would 
bring back something with them to de- 
posit in the life of the country. 

"The camps are character making," 
he said, "not character smashing, as 
some misguided persons would claim. 
They are tiie people who take the one 
bad man in a thousand as an example. 

The men in the camps are thinking se- 
riously of the great problems of life, and 
are coming to the conclusion that the 
genuine things are the only ones worth 
while. They are beginning to under- 
stand that there is no use giving their 
body to their country unless they add 
their spirits. The average of morality 
at my camp is so far above that of New 
York that I refrain from giving the sta- 
tistics out of pity for the New Yorkers." 

W'inston Henry Hagen, prominent 
lawyer, head of the law firm of Hagen, 
Goodrich (Amherst 1880) & Coughlan 
at 49 W^all Street, New York, and rep- 
resentative of the Class of 1879 on the 
Alumni Council, died suddenly in 
Brooklyn on Friday, February 1st. 
After lunching with a friend in New 
York, Mr. Hagen had gone to Brooklyn 
to see a client. When within a door or 
two of his destination, he was taken 
suddenly ill and fell in the street. An 
ambulance took him to the Methodist 
Episcopal Hospital where he died from 
heart disease a few minutes after his 

Mr. Hagen was 60 years old. He was 
born in Cincinnati, Ohio, September 18, 
1857, the son of Michael Talbot and 
Virginia (Winston) Hagen, and prepared 
for college at Adelphi Academy in 
Brooklyn. After graduation he studied 
law in New York, in the offices of Bris- 
tow, Peet, Burnett & Opdyke, and in 
Columbia Law School He was admit- 
ted to the bar in 1881, and from that 
date to the end of his life he practiced 
law successfully in New York, chiefly 
at 49 Wall Street. At one time he was 
the law partner of General Henry C. 
Burnett, formerly United States Dis- 
trict Attorney, and of Judge Edward B. 
Whitney. In recent years he was head 
of the firm of Hagen, Goodrich (H. L. 
Goodrich of '80), and Coughlan. 

He was a member of the University 
Club of New York, the Hobby Club, 
the Grolier Club, and the India House 

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Club, and an associate member of the 
Legal Advisory Board, of New York. 
Besides his legal knowledge, he was a 
man of learning and fine taste in Eng- 
lish literature, and especially devoted 
to the poetry of the classical period be- 
tween 1640 and 1780. In this field he 
was a notable collector of books, and 
left an extensive and valuable library. 
His collection of Popes and Drydens 
was unequalled in this country. Al- 
ways generous to the college, he encour- 
aged such studies there by founding, 
some time ago, the Hagen Prize in Eng- 
lish Literature, a prize of fifty dollars, 
awarded each year to the student who 
has done the best piece of work upon 
some literary subject, chosen for that 
year by the donor. 

Mr. Hagen is survived by his wife 
and four children — two sons and two 
daughters. He was twice married, first 
on October 9, 1864, to Laura, daughter 
of H. D. Fearing of Amherst, who died 
on February 13, 1897, and second, on 
June 15, 1898, to Lucy, daughter of 
William Trotter of New York City. 

The funeral was held on Monday, 
February 4th, at the Church of the 
Ascension in New York, Fifth Avenue 
and Tenth Street, of which Mr. Hagen 
was a vestryman. 

As a student in college he was intelli- 
gent and successful, but was especially 
distinguished for wit, friendliness, and 
companionable qualities. His class- 
mates remember with pleasure and 
pride his Grove Oration, which was at 
least as witty and amusing as any of 
its time, but, in contrast to the run of 
such performances in those days, con- 
tained not a word that was out of 
taste or conveyed an unkind reflection 
on any one. He was a member of the 
Alumni Council, and in that capacity 
he sent to his classmates, only a few 
days before his death, a cheery and 

amusing circular letter, which they will 
treasure as characteristic. They will 
miss him sorely. He was the life of 
their reunions, at which he was always 
present. They will cherish the memory 
of his good fellowship, his intelligence 
and high character, his constant kind- 
ness, his sunny temper, his lambent and 
harmless wit. 


Hon. Henrt P. Field, Secretary, 

86 Main Street, Northampton, Mass. 

Dr. George G. Sears has been ap- 
pointed by Mayor Peters, of Boston, 
trustee of the Boston City Hospital. 
He has been a member of the visiting 
staff of the hospital for twenty-six 
years, is a specialist on the heart, and 
has been connected with the Harvard 
Medical School for years. 

In recognition of his work for the 
soldiers, the Rev. Dr. L. Mason Clarke, 
of Brooklyn, N. Y., has been made an 
honorary member of U. S. Grant Post 
No. 327, G. A. R., of which Prof. Wil- 
liam C. Peckham, '67, is Adjutant. Dr. 
Clarke was also a member of the Brook- 
lyn Executive Committee for the Third 
Liberty Loan. 

Frank A. Whiting of Holyoke is a 
member of the executive committee of 
the New England Coal Dealers' Associ- 

A. F. Bemis has been elected Treas- 
urer of The Federal Trust Company of 

Miss Martha Elizabeth Whittemore, 
daughter of Prof. L. D. Whittemore, 
died at Topeka, Kansas, December 27, 

Cummings, Gillett, C. L. Field, and 
H. P. Field attended the joint dinner of 
the Connecticut Valley Association of 


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the Alumni and the Alumni Council at 
Springfield, March 15th. 


Frank S. Parsons, Esq., Secretary, 

60 Wall Street, New York City 

William G. Dwight has been ap- 
pointed by the newly elected mayor of 
Holyoke one of the Playground Com- 
missioners of that city. 

John P. Cushing, Secretary, 
Whitneyville, Conn. 

Dr. Edward H. Martin of Middlebury 
died December 29, 1917, at the Mary 
Fletcher Hospital, Burlington, of which 
he was consulting surgeon. He was born 
February 9, 1861, at Foo Chow, China, 
where his father. Rev. Carroll Martin, 
was a missionary. Having fitted at the 
Montpelier Seminary, he entered Am- 
herst College in the Class of 1882. After 
graduation he studied medicine at the 
University of Vermont, receiving his 
degree in 1884. He married Ida M. 
Hinkley of Georgia, Vt., October 12, 
1882, who survives him with six chil- 
dren, Edward H. of San Francisco, the 
Class Boy of 1882, Carl S. of Twin Falls, 
Idaho, Harold H. of Seattle and Mrs. 
Lucius Butolph, Marjorie and Mildred 
of Middlebury. 

Dr. Martin began the practice of 
medicine at Salisbury, Vt., and moved 
to Middlebury in 1892, where he made 
his home for twenty-five years. He 
was consulting surgeon at hospitals in 
Burlington and Winooski and had an 
extensive practice throughout the slate. 
Modest and retiring in his manner, he 
was sought to fill many positions of re- 
sponsibility. He was treasurer of the 
medical societies of both the county and 
state and he served his home town as 
trustee of the village, member of the 
school board, and for one year he was 

road commissioner. In Masonry he 
took an active part and was for two 
years commander of Mount Calvary 

At the funeral his class was repre- 
sented by the president, F. C. Partridge 
of Proctor, and S. A. Howard of Rut- 

Rev. James W. Bixler, D. D., who 
spent last winter as Professor of The- 
ology at Atlanta Theological Seminary, 
has accepted a call to the First Congre- 
gational Church, Exeter, N. H., and . 
began his work January 20th. 

Rev. Frederick T. Rouse, D. D., who 
was acting pastor at the Old South 
Church, Worcester, Mass., 1916-17, 
while the pastor was absent, is now 
serving as interim pastor at the First 
Church, Madison, Wis., one of the 
largest churches in the State and largely 
attended by the faculty and students of 
Wisconsin University. 

Ruth Partridge, the fourth child of i 
Mr. and Mrs. Frank C. Partridge, was 
born at Proctor, Vt., November 5, 1917. 

Rev. Joseph Wheelwright, who was 
for some years at Tamworth, N. H., is 
now settled over the church at Webster, 
N. H. 

The Christian Work for January 5th 
reprinted the address by Rev. Chas. S. 
Mills, D. D., on "The Church and the 
World Crisis" which was delivered be- 
fore the National Council of the Con- 
gregational Churches of America at 
Columbus, Ohio. 

George Nesbitt Cowan died at San- 
ford, N. Y., on December 25, 1917, in 
his fifty-eighth year, after a long illness. 
He was the son of Hector H. and Esther 
(Nesbitt) Cowan and was born in Stam- 
ford, N. Y., on October 7, 1860. He 
fitted for college at Stamford Seminary, 

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graduated from Amherst in 1882, and 
received his M. A. degree in 1887. After 
graduation he studied law and was ad- 
mitted to the bar on April 25, 1885. 

Mr. Cowan specialized in corporation 
law and in waterworks construction, 
and he promoted water companies in 
the following places in New York State 
— Cattaraugus, Cadossa, Hancock, 
Yorkshire, Sinclairville, Hobart, Worces- 
ter, Livingstone Manor, Liberty, Bliss, 
Arcade and Sandusky. He also organ- 
ized The Record and Advertiser of Delan- 
son, N. Y., in addition to his law and 
engineering practice, and he was presi- 
dent of several corporations. 

On December 23, 1884, he married 
Jessie B. Gillespie of Stamford, and to 
them was born one son, Jesse, on Janu- 
ary 26, 1886. In May, 1894, both he 
and his wife were taken with diphtheria, 
his wife dying, while he was left an in- 
valid for years as a result of the disease. 
His son, who had prepared to enter 
Amherst in the fall of 1901, died of 
appendicitis the previous January. 


Dr. John B. Walker, Secretary, 

51 East 50th Street, New York City 

Frank Ballard Marsh, assistant sec- 
retary and treasurer of the Manufac- 
turing Perfumers' Association of the 
United States, was stricken suddenly 
with coma in the offices of that concern 
at 309 Broadway, New York City, on 
Monday, January 14th, and was re- 
moved to the Hudson Street Hospital, 
where he died soon after, without re- 
gaining consciousness. His home was 
at 326 Clermont Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Mr. Marsh was 57 years old. He was 
the son of Edward H. and Harriet 
(Wells) Marsh and was born in Brook- 
lyn on July 20, 1860. He fitted for col- 
lege at Brooklyn Poly. Prep., and was 
a member of the Alpha Delta Phi Fra- 

ternity. He was married on October 3, 
1888, to Marion, daughter of William 
H. Bolton of Brooklyn, who survives 
him, together with two sons and a 
daughter: Edward H. Marsh, Amherst, 
1911, a member of the U. S. Naval Re- 
serves; Morrison Marsh and Miss Ma- 
rion Penelope Marsh. 

The funeral services were conducted 
at the Protestant Episcopal Church of 
the Messiah in Brooklyn, of which Mr. 
Marsh was a member, and interment 
was at Hewlett, Long Island. 

Edward Allen Guernsey died at his 
home in Allston Heights, Mass., on 
January 21st, at the age of 57 years. 

He was the son of Peter C. and Mar- 
tha T. (Allen) Guernsey and was born 
at Montrose, Penn., on January 1, 1861, 
moving later to Amherst. He prepared 
for college at Amherst High School and 
after graduation taught for one year in 
the Boys' School at Colora, Md. He 
then became assistant principal in the 
River Falls (Wis.) High School, and 
from 1884-85 took a post-graduate 
course in Latin and Greek at Amherst, 
after which he taught at Straight Uni- 
versity in New Orleans. He then en- 
tered business and for three years was 
in the office of the Bridge Teachers' 
Agency in Boston, Minneapolis, and 
St. Paul. For the next six years he was 
with a wholesale music house at St. 
Paul and Minneapolis, returning east 
in 1897, since which time he had been 
in business in Boston. 

Mr. Guernsey was married on No- 
vember 10, 1887, to Miss Helen C. 
Shipman, daughter of George H. Ship- 
man of Philadelphia. She survives him. 
Interment was at Amherst. 

The Missionary Review of the World 
for January contained an article by the 
Rev. C. H. Patton, D. D., on "A Conti- 
nental Program for Africa." On March 


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11th, Dr. Patton addressed the New 
Haven Congregational Club on "Africa 
and the World Crisis." 

The Congregationalist for January 
17th contained an article by the Rev. 
Dr. Howard A. Bridgman on "Planning 
the Christian Conquest of the World," 
the article having to do with the Stu- 
dent Volunteer Conference at North- 
field. Dr. Bridgman preached at 
Wheaton College on February 17th. 

Prof. Williston Walker has recently 
published through Scribners, "A His- 
tory of the Christian Church." The 
volume has been most favorably re- 

Rochester University, of which Dr. 
Rush Rhees is the President, has been 
selected as the first college of twenty or 
more throughout the country to co- 
operate with the Government in the 
establishment of a course for employ- 
ment managers. The graduates are to 
serve in government and war work. 


WiLLARD H. Wheeler, Secretary, 

2 Maiden Lane, New York City 

Rev. Frederick C. Taylor has re- 
ceived and accepted a call to London- 
derry, Vt., and is now installed over the 
Congregational Church of that place. 
He has been previously at North Brook- 
field, Mass. 

Former Congressman Edward M. 
Bassett has been chosen a director of 
the Congregational Church Extension 
Society of New York and Brooklyn for 
the ensuing year. 


Frank W. Whitman, Secretary, 

411 West 114th Street, New York City 

Prof. Herbert Vaughn Abbott had an 
article in The Outlook for February l20th 

on "Sidney Colvin's New Life of 
Keats." On the same date he addressed 
the Western Massachusetts Library 
Club on the subject of "Ways of Re- 
form in Modern Drama." 

The Rev. Dr. William Greenough 
Thayer, headmaster of St. Marks school 
at Southboro, Mass., has been appointed 
chaplain of the Thirteenth Regiment of 
Infantry of the Massachusetts State 

The Rev. Dr. George Loring Todd, 
pastor of the Congregational Church at 
Plymouth, Pa., has gone to France un- 
der the auspices of the Y. M. C. A. Na- 
tional War Work Council to do relief 
work. He is well fitted for the task as 
he has been director and treasurer of the 
Bolivian National Institute, Bolivar, 
South America, director and disbursing 
officer of the State Reform School in 
Cuba, has done social work in the hos- 
pitals of the War Department in Cuba, 
and speaks both Spanish and French. 

The following letter was received re- 
cently from Galloway, who is engaged 
in Y. M. C. A. work in France: 

Having survived the ocean voyage 
and two air raids since my arrival in 
Paris, I am prepared to give you a short 
resume of what I have been doing. In 
the first place, we had a wonderful 
ocean trip, wonderful as to its calmness 
and mild weather and wonderful to 
have been ten days with such a gather- 
ing of men and women coming over here 
to do whatever they can — and there is 
plenty to do— and to have felt the in- 
spiration and uplift of their earnestness 
and devotion to the cause of our coun- 
try. They now — alas — have mostly 
scattered to their various posts. I am 
held here for a few days longer until I 
get my police permit to travel. As my 
trunk was lost for three days — I found 
it in another hotel quite by accident — I 
could not furnish my photographs in 
time to get immediate assignment. I 
am particularly happy over my work to 
be. There was a friendly rivalry be- ' 

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tween Mr. Davis, the head of the French 
Department, who wanted to send me to 
Les Joyers du Soldats in the French 
Army, and Mr. Steele, who wanted me 
to lecture on French history and the 
causes of the war, and sing to our boys. 
Dr. Anson Phelps Stokes of Yale added 
his voice to the Educational Side and so 
I am to go the end of the week to stay 
three weeks among a number of our 
camps. After that, just where I will be 
sent I know not. 

I found there was a crying need for 
just what I had prepared myself in be- 
fore leaving America and so I was wel- 
comed with open arms. If I thought 
New York Office of the Y. M. C. A. ef- 
ficient, it is not a circumstance to what 
they are doing here in Paris. And yet 
the cry is more men, more men and 
women. The women's work is wonder- 
ful beyond expression. I want to say 
with pride that our army is the cleanest, 
best behaved, best ordered that ever was 
gathered together and all the German 
propoganda stuff as to their conduct or 
our hospitals or anything else are lies 
pure and simple. 

If I could only tell you what our Gov- 
ernment is doing here in France you 
would be dumbfounded. But still it is 
but a beginning and the American peo- 
ple must realize that they have a long 
hard proposition before them, the enor- 
mity of which they do not begin to 

But France! Oh how noble, how 
great, how incomparable she has been 
and is. She is far from bled white and 
Kaiser Bill and the whole German peo- 
ple — because they are as guilty as he is 
— may as well realize that if the whole 
world failed them, the French will never 
be downed. Paris is sad beyond words 
but interesting in its wholly different 
aspect. As I said, we have had two 
raids, the one last night being the worst. 
About twenty bombs fell near here, that 
is about the distance from Leonard 
Street to Bowling Green, and I went 
over there this morning to see the dam- 
age, and the grisly sight of where a num- 
ber were killed. I do not take to a cave, 
as they call it, when the sirens blow, 
but go out to see what is doing. The 
flashing shrapnel and flashlights and 
noise of the anti-aircraft guns is exciting 
and makes you realize you are in the 
midst of the real thing. 

The ciu-ious psychology of the Ger- 
man mind thinks the raids destroy the 
morale of the French. Far from it, as it 
only makes them more determined than 
ever. I have met many friends over 
here and find my music is known widely. 
The first morning I went into the Y. M. 
C. A., the obliging mail clerk, a young 
woman said, "Are you the great com- 
poser.'" whereupon I had to retire to 
cover my blushes and diminished head. 

Being so familiar with Paris, I could 
spend my whole time guiding our people 
about if I had not much else to do. At 
night, Paris is black and one gropes 
one's way about by instinct but the 
streets were never safer save for taxis. 
The restaurants are open from 6.30 to 
9.30 and the theatres begin at 7.30 and 
end at 11. 

Any American who wants to help his 
Country, no matter what his occupation 
or supposed limitations can do so by 
coming over here in the Y. M. C. A. 
Saint or Sinner — and believe me some of 
the so-called Sinners do the best work. 


Charles F. Marble, Secretary, 

4 Marble Street, Worcester, Mass. 

Munsey's Magazine for February con- 
tained a noteworthy article by Secre- 
tary of State Robert Lansing on "Our 
Present Foreign Relations." The Sec- 
retary was the principal speaker at the 
annual meeting in January of the New 
York State Bar Association. Secretary 
Lansing is to be the Honorary Chancel- 
lor at the 1918 Commencement at Union 
College, and as such will deliver the ad- 
dress to the graduating class. 

The late Clyde Fitch, American play- 
wright, bequeathed his art collection to 
the Actor's Fund of America. The col- 
lection was sold in February at the 
American Art Galleries in New York, 
nearly twenty -five thousand dollars be- 
ing realized. Among the purchasers 
were David Belasco, Lillian Russell, 
Jack Barrymore, and some of the lead- 
ing actors in the country. 


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Miss Ethel Rugg, daughter of Walter 
A. Rugg, Amherst, '86, is a member of 
the graduating class at Stanford Uni- 
versity. Rugg is a successful insurance 
man, doing business in the Bay Cities 
and at Palo Alto. 

Osgood T. Eastman, who is manager 
of the Omaha branch of the Federal Re- 
serve Bank in Kansas City, is also in 
charge of the Liberty Bond work for 
Nebraska and Wyoming, which latter 
duty has been taking practically all of 
his time lately. Amherst men in the 
East will be particularly interested in 
what Mr. Eastman writes in regard to 
war conditions in Nebraska. He says: 

"We have completed a most thorough 
organization and there is no doubt but 
what Nebraska and Wyoming will do as 
they have done before— their quota and 
then some. This is true not only in Lib- 
erty Bond work, but in every war work 
activity. You may possibly have read 
press dispatches to the effect that Ne- 
braska is the first state to have sub- 
scribed its quota of War Saving Stamps. 
I simply mention these facts so that you 
may spread the statement that the 
Middle West is by no means unmind- 
ful of the fact that we are at W' ar. 

"In spite of the large German popu- 
lation, Nebraska has been close to the 
top in every line connected with the 
War, not omitting the percentage of 
volunteers now in the service. It only 
took a very small number of men to fill 
up our quota of the first draft, over and 
above the number who volunteered. 

"Our Red Cross work is away ahead 
of our quota, both financially and in 
War supplies of every kind. Our Y. M. 
C. A. and K. of C. quotas were largely 
over-subscribed in short order. Many 
counties throughout the state already 
have the funds collected more than suf- 
ficient to take care of their quota of the 
next Red Cross drive, and so it goes all 
along the line." 

Dr. Ralph H. Seelye is chairman of 
the Medical Advisory Board for the 
draft in Springfield, Mass. 


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

Rev. Edward L. Marsh, of Plymouth 
Congregational Church, Providence, has 
been elected moderator of the Rhode 
Island Association of Congregational 

Dr. Paul C. Phillips has again been 
elected as secretary and treasurer of the 
Society of Directors of Physical Educa- 
tion in Colleges. 

Rev. Lincoln B. Goodrich of Taun- 
ton, Mass., was given a three months 
leave of absence in February for Y. M. 
C. A. service at Camp Devens. 

William M. Prest of Boston, who has 
been a member of the Boston Licensing 
Board, has been appointed by Governor 
McCall Judge of the Probate Court to 
fill the vacancy caused by the death of 
Judge George. 


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

The Boston Evening Transcript has 
recently contained several very inter- 
esting articles by Alvan F. Sanborn, 
who is the official interpreter to General 
Pershing. Among the articles worthy 
of special mention that have appeared 
are "Clemenceau, The Man Whose 
Words are Deeds;" "Lengthening the 
Arms of the Red Cross" and "Paris 
Makes Gay with the Penny Print." 

Frederic B. Pratt has been elected a 
director of the newly organized Brook- 
lyn Chamber of Commerce. He was 
also a member of the Brooklyn Execu- 
tive Committee for the Third Liberty 

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Henry H. Boswortii, Esq., Secretary, 

15 Elm Street, Springfield, Mass. 

James A. McKibben of Boston is a 
member of the executive committee for 
Suffolk County in the War Savings 
Campaign. Mr. McKibben is also sec- 
retary of the Boston Chamber of Com- 

Dr. John S. Hitchcock, of Northamp- 
ton, health officer of the Connecticut 
Valley district, has been appointed di- 
rector of the division of communicable 
diseases in the state department of 

Arthur Curtiss James is a member of 
the Emergency Committee, which is 
raising $2,000,000 to aid widows and 
orphans of the navy. 

Superintendent Frank E. Spaulding 
of the Cleveland schools has been ap- 
pointed a member of the joint commis- 
sion of educators to study current prob- 
lems in relation to prevent the shortage 
of teachers, the necessity to provide 
more efficient workers in war activities 
and the training of men in short courses 
to meet wartime emergencies. 


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

Governor Charles S. Whitman, it is 
understood, is a candidate for a third 
term as Governor of New York. Recently 
he was presented with a silver medallion 
as a tribute to his interest and cooperation 
in the construction of the Catskill Aque- 
duct. The presentation was made by 
the Committee on the Celebration of the 
Completion of the Aqueduct. In mak- 
ing the presentation, George McAneny, 
the General Chairman, said, 

"In the administration of the State 

during the years covered by this great 
work, there has been no one at Albany 
whose heart and sympathy have been in 
this matter in a greater degree than 
yours now. We have recognized that 
you, as a citizen of New York, have 
appreciated, perhaps even more than any 
other, what this meant to the city, to 
its life, its trade, the public health, and 
to everything that would go to make 
its future greatness." 

Governor Whitman characterized the 
aqueduct as a "tremendous undertak- 
ing, in some ways the greatest of its 
kind, perhaps, in this country or in any 

The Governor addressed the conven- 
tion of the Department of Superin- 
tendents of the National Educational 
Association at Atlantic City in Febru- 
ary, and spoke in favor of compulsory 
military training. 

Commissioner of Highways Edwin 
Duffey of New York State had an in- 
teresting article in State Service for 
March on "Building Highways During 
the War." 

Edward Gates, eighteen years old, 
son of Herbert W. Gates, Amherst, '90, 
of Rochester, N. Y., was frozen to 
death during the cold wave on January 
1, 1918. He was found dead by his 
mother on the floor of the family garage 
where he had gone to make some re- 
pairs on Mr. Gates' automobile. It 
had been arranged that he should meet 
his parents downtown for dinner later 
in the day. The young man was a stu- 
dent at the East High School, was quite 
an athlete, captain of the school basket- 
ball team, manager of the tennis team, 
a physical director at the Brick Church 
Institute, and popular both with teach- 
ers and pupils. 


Nathan P. Avery, Esq., Secretary, 
362 Dwight Street, Holyoke, Mass. 


Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 

The following is copied from a recent 
issue of The Churchman: 

"One of the oddest out of the scores 
of varied ministries which Dr. John 
Timothy Stone has found open to him 
in his service as religious work director 
in Camp Grant at Rockford, 111., was 
the rescue of a lovelorn soldier from the 
depths of despair through waiting for 
him a model love letter. The luckless 
and discouraged soldier confided to Dr. 
Stone that his girl had gone back on 
him completely. She did not want him 
to go into the army and he tried to pla- 
cate her by buying her a Liberty Bond 
before he enlisted, but even that he said 
did not 'fetch her' and he had not 
heard from her in three weeks. So Dr. 
Stone, full of sympathy, got down be- 
side the boy, handed him a notebook 
and made him copy down word by word 
a love letter which the famous preacher 
guaranteed would win the girl's heart 
if she was worth winning. Though 
there is no later report from the case, 
there is every reason to believe that the 
youth was justified in the confidence 
with which he went away murmuring to 
himself, 'Gosh, I'll get her yet!' " 

Arthur B. Chapin was re-elected 
treasurer of the University Club of Bos- 
ton at the annual meeting in January. 

Rev. Edward Arthur Dodd, for eleven 
years rector of St. John's Church, Rose- 
bank, N. Y., has gone to France to do 
Y. M. C. A. work under the auspices of 
the National War Work Council. 


DiMON Roberts, Secretary, 
43 So. Summit Street, Ypsilanti, Mich. 

Hon. William H. Lewis, formerly As- 
sistant Attorney General of the United 
States, will deliver in June the com- 
mencement address to the graduating 
class of Wilberforce University, Wilber- 
force, Ohio. 

It was briefly stated in the last 
Quarterly that Allen Johnson, Ph. D., 
Professor of American History in Yale 

University, was editing a series of fifty 
historical narratives to be published by 
the Yale University Press under the 
general title of "The Chronicles of 
America." It appears that this is to 
be a historical work of distinguished im- 
portance, the fifty volumes being writ- 
ten by authors especially selected for 
their authoritative knowledge of certain 
periods of American history, and the 
whole covering the story of the United 
States from the first settlements to the 
present time. The publishers have just 
issued an elaborate and beautifully 
printed prospectus offering a special 
limited edition for advance sale, to be 
known as the Abraham Lincoln edition. 
Professor Johnson will not only edit the 
series, but has been announced as the 
author of the fifteenth volume, on 
"Jefferson and His Colleagues." The 
forty-seventh volume, on "Theodore 
Roosevelt and His Times," is by Harold 
Howland, '98. 


Frederick S. Allis, Secretary, 
Amherst, Mass. 

Charles D. Norton has retired as 
Vice President of the First National 
Bank of New York and has been elected 
President of the First Security Com- 
pany, an aflBliated institution, succeed- 
ing George F. Baker, who has become 
Chairman of the Board. He has also 
been re-elected a director of the First 
National Bank. Mr. Norton has also 
been appointed a member of the Budget 
Committee to administrate the funds of 
the war camps community service. 

Rev. Lewis T. Reed of Flatbush Con- 
gregational Church, Brooklyn, N. Y., 
has been in charge of Y. M. C. A. work 
at the army camp at San Antonio, Tex. 
He preached at Amherst on January 
13th and left for Texas on the 17th, his 

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church having granted him a three 
months' leave of absence. They ten- 
dered him a farewell dinner on January 
9th. He also served on the Brooklyn 
executive committee for the Third Lib- 
erty Loan. 

The Rev. Frederick W. Beekman, di- 
rector of the American Soldiers' and 
Sailors' Club in Paris, has recently re- 
ceived the following letter from General 

"Please accept my congratulations 
upon the success of the American Sol- 
diers' and Sailors' Club. You are doing 
a noble work, and I bespeak for the club 
the accomplishment of great good dur- 
ing the New Year. With very best 
wishes, believe me (signed) Pershing." 

The corner where the club is located 
is said to be the busiest corner in Paris. 

John L. Kemmerer is a member of a 
committee of the Y. M. C. A., of which 
H. L. Pratt, '95, is Chairman, appointed 
to secure athletic directors for the 
camps in this country and the forces in 

William C. Breed is a member of the 
Mayor's Committee on National De- 
fense (New York City), assigned to 
shipping and harbor defense. 

The memory of '93's "Twentieth" is 
still present and plans had been made 
for making the twenty-fifth reunion a 
great occasion. Of course this could not 
be thought of with our country at war. 
From the returns received by the class 
secretary, however, it seemed clear that 
a considerable number of the class want 
to come to Amherst in June if they pos- 
sibly can and have a quiet gathering 
and so the Executive Committee has 
engaged Miss Brown's house on Spring 
Street as headquarters. 

From replies received up to April 1st, 
the following men expect to be present 

for at least a day or two during Com- 
mencement, June 1-5: George B. Zug 
and wife; Arthur V. Woodworth and 
wife; Charles H. Keating; George D. 
Pratt and wife; Thomas C. Trask; T. 
Bellows Buffum and wife; Lewis By- 
ron; Robert I. Walker and wife; W. H. 
Wood, Chester P. Dodge, wife and chil- 
dren; Walter H. Ross and wife; Frank 
M. Lay, possibly wife and son; Henry 
B. Hallock, wife and children; Charles 
D. Norton; Frank D. Blodgett and 
wife; Walter L. Tower and wife; Frank 
H. Smith, wife and children; Henry H. 
Abbott and wife; William C. Breed, 
and John L. Kemmerer; Herbert P. 
Gallinger and wife; Thomas C. Esty 
and wife; Frederick S. Allis and wife; 
W. D. Hunt. 

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

The Rev. Dr. Eugene William Ly- 
man, who has been professor of the 
philosophy of religion and Christian 
ethics at Oberlin Graduate School of 
Theology, has been called to the new 
Professorship of the Philosophy of Re- 
ligion at Union Theological Seminary 
in New York City. Recently he pub- 
lished through the Pilgrim Press "The 
God of the New Age," dedicated to the 
Congregational ministers of Vermont 
who assembled in convocation at Mid- 
dlebury College last September. 

Principal Alfred E. Stearns of Phillips 
Andover was the preacher at M. A. C. 
on Sunday, January 13th. 

Harlan F. Stone is a member of a 
committee appointed by the New York 
City Bar Association to consider amend- 
ments to the law and to investigate 
measures introduced in the Legislature 
affecting political campaigns and elec- 
tions. Dean Stone spoke at Amherst in 


Amherst Graduatis' Quarterly 

March on "Amherst in the '90's." He 
is also Counsel to the Draft Appeal 
Board in New York. 

Willis Wood is Chairman of the Suf- 
folk County (N. Y.) Red Cross Cam- 
paign Committee and was also on the 
Y. M. C. A. War Fund Campaign 

G. A. Goodell, Chicago, 111., is Super- 
intendent of the Dry Color works, 
Sherwin-Williams Plant No. 2, also Su- 
pervisor of the new Ago Dye plant and 
Bichromate plant. The last is his own 
installation. He has offered his services 
to the Government as Chemist or 
Chemical Operator. 

Ralph B. Putnam, R. F. D. No. 5, 

Box 100, Phoenix. Ariz., is interested in 
the raising of cotton and alfalfa. 

Henry E. Whitcomb's eldest son, 
Henry D., Amherst, '19, is in the Har- 
vard Ensign Cadet School at Cam- 
bridge, Mass. 

Rev. E. A. Burnham's son, Randolph, 
the Class Boy, is in the Ground Avia- 
tion Section, Quartermasters' Depart- 
ment of the United States Navy, and is 
stationed at Charleston, S. C. 

"Art in Buttons," Henry T. Noyes's 
company, has offered the use of its plant 
for laboratory purposes to the Univer- 
sity of Rochester, in connection with the 
new course established at the request of 
the Government for employment man- 


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

Herbert L. Pratt has gone to France 
to take charge of the army canteens for 
the Y. M. C. A. At the request of Gen- 
eral Pershing they are to be operated on 
the chain-store system and Mr. Pratt is 

to direct the work, with a corps of Amer- 
ica's best known business men as his 
assistants. Mr. Pratt is also chairman 
of the College Recruiting Committee for 
Athletic Directors to teach athletics to 
the soldiers in France and at training 
camps in this country. 

Rev. J. T. Stocking, D. D., of Upper 
Montclair, N. J., was the college preacher 
at Amherst on Sunday, February 3rd. 

Dwight W. Morrow has been in Eng- 
land and on the Continent on a war 

William S. Tyler of Plainfield, N. J., 
a member of the State Board of Agricul- 
ture, has been appointed by President 
Wilson Food Administrator for New 
Jersey. He succeeds ex-Governor James 

The Century Company, New York, 
announces the preparation of a volume 
of short stories, edited by Frederick H. 
Law, Ph. D., principal of the Stuyvesant 
High School, New York City. The col- 
lection will consist of about twenty-two 
stories, all by modern authors, and will 
be designed for use as a textbook. One 
of the stories which Dr. Law has se- 
lected for this volume is "Gulliver the 
Great," by Walter A. Dyer, '00. 

J. A. Rawson, Jr., is working with 
the Equipment and Supplies Bureau of 
the National War Work Council of the 
Y. M. C. A., with headquarters at 34.7 
Madison Ave., Yew York City. His 
special work is the preparation of illus- 
trated lectures for the use of Y. M. C. A. 
workers overseas. 


Thomas B. Hitchcock, Secretary, 
10 State Street, Boston, Mass. 

W. Eugene Kimball, who closed up 
many of his business affairs in Septem- 

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ber last to take the post of business man- 
ager for the Y. M. C. A. organization at 
Camp Upton, Yaphank, N. Y., has be- 
come business manager for the Eastern 
Department of the War Work Council 
of the Y. M. C. A. He piloted the 
"Y" through the days of its organiza- 
tion in camp and after things were run- 
ning with the smoothness and despatch 
of a well organized and perfectly bal- 
anced machine, he found there was a 
bigger and more important job waiting 
for him. He left Camp Upton late in 
January to assume his new duties and 
at the time he left, the following state- 
ment was made at the camp: 

"There is a feeling of genuine regret 
at his departure. He possesses that rare 
ability to combine hard-headed business 
tactics with a genial personality and a 
kindly manner. He never was too busy 
to talk to an enlisted man and there are 
many members of the National Army in 
camp to-day who have not the slightest 
idea who the 'good fellow' they talked 
with really was." 

Herbert E. Riley has been elected 
President of the Northampton (Mass.) 
Credit Bureau. 

Mortimer L. Schiff has been ap- 
pointed by the Mayor's Committee on 
National Defense chairman of a Com- 
mittee on Civic Problems which will 
take cognizance of all problems affect- 
ing New York City and relating to 
charitable and reformatory questions 
arising from the war. 


Dr. B. Kendall Emerson, Secretary, 
56 Williams Street, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

The Twenty-first Annual Dinner of 
the Class of Ninety-Seven as Alumni, 
held in New York (at the new home of 
the Columbia University Club, 4 West 
43rd Street) on Saturday evening, 
March 16, 1918, proved notable and 

unique in several particulars. It was 
declared by all — and that includes 
summa-cum-laude, lOO-per-cent-in-at- 
tendance Tom McEvoy — that it was 
the "best ever." To begin with, all the 
present class officers were there and 
also, for the first time in years, if ever, 
all the Presidents — "Budge" Coles, 
"Josh" Billings, Ed Esty, Tom Mc- 
Evoy and Jack Carnell. Greatest in- 
terest and sentiment, however, centered 
in the presence of the Class Secretary, 
Major Kendall Emerson, M. D., for- 
merly of the British Army and now at- 
tached to the Surgeon-General's staff in 
Washington. For over a year Major 
Emerson had been "over there" as a 
member of the surgical staff of the Har- 
vard Unit, from November, 1916, to 
December, 1917, experiencing all the 
vicissitudes of that hard and exacting 
and dangerous life. His absence on the 
occasion of the Twentieth Anniversary 
Reunion of the Class in Amherst last 
June was the one serious drawback to 
the prefection of that otherwise highly 
successful and memorable gathering. 
It was, therefore, with a deep under- 
current of thankfulness over his safe 
return from manifold perils, to which 
he had been continually exposed in his 
great work and on the high seas, that 
the Class assembled to clasp by the 
hand and welcome back him who as 
Secretary and as man has done more 
than any other member toward strength- 
ening Class ties and College loyalty for 
nearly twenty-one years. 

After the excellent repast and a lusty 
rendition of the Class Yell that has re- 
mained unchanged from the first meet- 
ing of the Class, before the Cane Rush 
in September, 1893, President Carnell 
arose, referred briefly to certain mat- 
ters, including an appreciative tribute 
to Charles F. Richmond, who passed 
away suddenly last summer, and then 


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called upon the Major to speak of his 
experiences just behind the front, in 
Belgium and Northern France. And 
then for fully two hours the Class lis- 
tened with intense interest to a won- 
derful story, told simply yet graphically, 
without oratorical effect, yet eloquent 
in its revelation of sacrifice and heroism. 

Beginning with the statement that he 
himself had naturally been most con- 
cerned with the technical aspect of his 
work, the Major told of his surroundings 
and companions, the personnel of the 
staff and certain details of the routine. 
He paid early in his talk a high tribute 
to the British character, explaining that 
it is constitutionally difficult for an Eng- 
lishman to speak of his own intimate in- 
terests, regarding those who do as 
"bounders," and expressing his firm 
conviction that one important result of 
the war will be a better understanding 
of one another on the part of the Allies. 
The British are true sportsmen, in a 

Among episodes touched upon were 
the famous bombing of the hospital 
tents by German airplanes last fall, in- 
cluding a discussion of different kinds of 
bombs and other explosives; a detailed 
account of the kinds of wounds made in 
present-day warfare, set forth in clear- 
est fashion the great diversity of opera- 
tions and the constant demand for the 
surgeon through long hours; and the 
courage of the British wounded and the 
offensive character of German prisoners 
treated. One particularly interesting 
incident related to the feeling of disunity 
within the German Empire itself, as 
follows: A placard was sent over from 
the German lines, thus laboriously done 
into English. "Englishmen! We are 
Saxons. You have killed our Colonel. 
He was a Prussian. We thank you!" 
In general the Major said the German 
prisoners were "disgusting," the Prus- 

sians being particularly "surly" and 
manifesting little or no appreciation. 
The "Sisters," as all nurses are styled, 
could scarcely bring themselves to wait 
upon German prisoners, so atrociously 
have women been treated by the Huns. 

One enlivening touch was the Major's 
account of the arrival of the first de- 
tachment of the American forces in 
Paris, on the Fourth of July, 1917, and 
of their wild acclaim and frantic wel- 
come by the populace. Led by the su- 
perb figure of General Pershing, flanked 
by "Papa" Joffre and President Poin- 
care, the troops paraded, somewhat 
travel stained but showered and en- 
twined with roses by French girls, who 
broke into the ranks and marched arm 
in arm with the "Sammies." 

On the whole, however, the talk was 
serious throughout, at times very sol- 
emn, and no overplus of optimism was 
shed by the speaker as to any prospect 
of "an early peace" or an immediate 
victory. From now on Major Emerson 
expects to devote his attention to rec- 
lamation work on American wounded, 
that is, setting aright the errors result- 
ing from hasty or improper surgical 
work done just behind the front "over 
there." Meanwhile and always his talk 
to Ninety-Seven will be remembered as 
the best statement of conditions in the 
service one could ask to hear. 

Twenty-nine were present, thanks to 
the seasonable notices sent out by the 
Committee of Arrangements, A. F. 
Warren, Chairman, T. J. McEvoy and 
L. H. Hall. The choice of the Colum- 
bia Club was made on recommendation 
of E. P. Grosvenor, one of its governors, 
and all agreed it was highly satisfactory 
in every respect. Men came from Al- 
bany, Philadelphia, Connecticut, Worces- 
ter, Boston, and Gloucester. Letters and 
telegrams of regret were read from many 
unwilling absentees. It was stated that 

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there are at least twelve men of the class 
in war work of various kinds. Bradley 
holds a Captain's commission in the 
army; while, besides Emerson, Cobb, 
Morse, W. A., Moses, and Polk have 
the rank and title of Major: Cobb in 
aviation, Morse in the Vermont Militia, 
Moses in medical reserve, now abroad, 
also Polk in the regular army. Also In- 
gersoll and W. S. Hawes are in Y. M. 
C. A. work, the former having lately 
left for France, and Jackson is in France 
remodeling an old monastery into a 

The men present were Billings, Bird, 
Blakeslee, Carnell, Cowan, Coles, Craw- 
ford, Durgin, Emerson, E. T. Esty, 
Fiske, Griffin, E. P. Grosvenor, H. B. 
Hall, L. H. Hall, Holt, Hood, Keep, 
Kellogg, McEvoy, Maxwell, Merrill, 
Morgan, Patch, Perry, G. M. Rich- 
mond, Rushmore, Warren, and Wilde. 

Austin Baxter Keep, of the history 
department of the College of the City 
of New York, who edited with Prof. H. 
L. Osgood, '77, of Columbia, the English 
Colonial Records of the City of New 
York, is on a publication committee 
appointed by former Mayor Mitchel to 
superintend the editing of the remaining 
manuscript records of the city, from 
1784 to 1831. It is estimated that the 
work will make twenty volumes of 600 
pages each. Keep is at present assisting 
in editing for the Trustees of Columbia 
University a volume of Charters, Acts, 
Wills, and other documents relating to 
the University. 

Major B. Kendall Emerson gave an 
interesting informal talk on his experi- 
ences in the war and war conditions as 
he has seen them before the Faculty 
Club of Amherst in January. 

Former Park Commissioner Raymond 
V. Ingersoll of Brooklyn has gone to 
France as a secretary of the Y. M. C. A. 

He passed up many lucrative offers be- 
cause he felt that he ought to serve his 
country, and he would have gone to 
Russia to work under the Red Cross, 
had not the Russian collapse upset all 
his plans. He had volunteered for Red 
Cross work and had made all his plans 
to leave. He carried with him when he 
went to France a wonderful submarine 
suit. It is like a diver's suit with a huge 
ring about four feet across — like a life 
preserver — which goes about his body 
and will hold food. If a ship is torpe- 
doed and a man is cast adrift he may 
feed and sustain himself for two or three 
days with one of these suits. Rubber 
boots and rubber gloves go with the out- 
fit, making it an absolute protection 
against exposure. 

Raymond McFarland is Major of 
Vermont Volunteer Militia, and is in 
charge of the Middlebury College 

Stuart Crawford had a very interest- 
ing article in the magazine section of 
the New York Sun for Sunday, March 
10, on "Fighting for a Real Port in 
New York." 

An article by Dr. Henry M. Moses 
on "Communicable Diseases" was pub- 
lished in The Trained Nurse in the Jan- 
uary and February issues. 

Herbert F. Hamilton, formerly pro- 
fessor in the English department at Am- 
herst, is now in Japan with the Union 
Estate and Investment Company. His 
address is P. O. Box 169, Yokohama. 
During the early part of last year he 
was with Hoover in Belgium. " It was," 
he writes, "the most thrilling and inter- 
esting experience of my life." On 
March 7, 1918, he wrote from Yoko- 
hama as follows : 

"I am likely to remain here till the 
war is over. It is jolly exciting to be 


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here just now, for the whole world is 
trailing out of Russia and the Far East 
through this port. Japan may have mo- 
bilized and jumped into Siberia before 
this reaches you." 

Hamilton's friends will be glad to 
learn that his health has been greatly 


Rev. Charles E. Merriam, Secretary, 
201 College Ave., N. E., Grand Rapids, 

The engagement is announced of Miss 
Marion L. Gaillard of Worcester, Mass., 
and Prof. Haven D. Brackett. Miss 
Gaillard is a graduate of Smith College, 
Class of 1902. Professor Brackett was 
one of the speakers at the meeting of 
the Classical Association of New Eng- 
land in March. His subject was, "The 
Present and Future of Greek in New 
England Secondary Schools." 

Rev. Herbert C. Ide of Redlands, 
Calif., is on leave to be camp pastor at 
Camp Kearney, San Diego. 

Another '98 man doing religious work 
in the camps is the Rev. James P. 
Gregery, of the People's Church, Wash- 
ington, D. C. He is doing Y. M. C. A. 
work among the colored troops. 

Rev. Ferdinand Q. Blanchard of the 
Euclid Avenue Congregational Church, 
Cleveland, Ohio, is spending four 
months as a special lecturer at Camp 

Harold Howland is the author of a 
book entitled "Theodore Roosevelt and 
His Times," which is to be published 
by the Yale University Press as one of 
a series of fifty volumes called "The 
Chronicles of America," of which Prof. 
Allen Johnson, '92, is the editor. The 
Independent for January 26th contained 

a war article by Mr. Howland, entitled, 
"The Sleeper Wakes." 

H. G. D wight has gone to France as 
an interpreter. 

In a list of the best sixty-three Amer- 
ican short stories in 1917, given in the 
February issue of The Bookman, "The 
Emperor of Elam," by H. G. Dwight, 
published in The Century, is given 19th 
place, with this comment: 

"Those who have read Mr. Dwight's 
volume of short stories, entitled, ' Stam- 
boul Nights,' do not need to be told that 
Mr. Dwight is the one American short- 
story writer whom we may confiden- 
tially set beside Joseph Conrad as a 
master in a similar literary field. Amer- 
ican editors have been diffident about 
publishing his stories for reasons which 
cast more discredit on the American 
editor than on Mr. Dwight, and accord- 
ingly, it is a pleasure to encounter ' The 
Emperor of Elam,' and to chronicle the 
hardihood of the Century Magazine. 
The story is a modern odyssey of ad- 
venture, set as usual in the Turkish 
background with which Mr. Dwight is 
familiar. In it atmosphere is realized 
completely for its own sake, and as a 
motive power urging the lives of its 
characters to their inevitable end." 

Mr. Dwight has recently published a 
new book entitled, "Persian Minia- 
tures." Doubleday, Page & Company 
are the publishers. The book is very 
favorably reviewed in the New York 
Times Book Review which gives it more 
than a column, and says, " Mr. Dwight's 
style is irresistible." Among the sub- 
jects treated are: Persia and the Persian, 
Oriental rugs, differences in religious be- 
liefs between the Arabs and Turks on 
the one hand and the Persians and 
most of the Mohammedan Indians on 
the other; the social life of the much- 
mixed foreign colony; the ways of Per- 
sian servants; and a number of brief 
and thrilling tales out of Persian legend 
and history. 

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Edward W. Hitchcock, Secretary, 
Woodbury Forest School, Woodbury, Va. 

William F. Lyman was elected a mem- 
ber of the school committee of West- 
field, Mass., on a nonpartisan ticket at 
the annual town meeting in March. 

Rev. F. W. Raymond of the First 
Congregational Church at Glastonbury, 
Conn., spent the winter in Y. M. C. A. 
service as Religious Work Secretary at 
Camp Lee, Va. 

Walter A. Buxton, aged 41 years and 
11 months, and one of the most widely 
known metal dealers in Massachusetts, 
died at his home in Worcester, in the 
week of April 1, 1918, from a hemor- 
rhage of the brain. 

Born in Worcester, the son of Azro 
L. D. and Eva (Smythe) Buxton, he 
was educated in the grammar schools 
of this city, later going to the Ohio 
Western University, then spending two 
years in Amherst and finally rounding 
out his education with a one-year course 
in Harvard. Upon leaving college, he 
entered business with his father, con- 
ducting the E. Buxton & Son Co., deal- 
ers in scrap iron and metals in South 
Worcester. In a few years, through his 
fine work, he was promoted to general 
manager of the corporation, and branch 
offices and yards were established in 
Maine and Watertown, with a district 
office in Boston. 

In 1910 he organized in Boston the 
Buxton-Doane Co., which was a con- 
solidation of the business of the Boston 
branch of the Worcester concern and 
the scrap iron business of G. P. Doane & 
Son of Boston. In 1911 the business 
was further enlarged to a yard in Chel- 
sea, and in 1912 the Perry, Buxton & 
Doane Co., which was a consolidation 
of the E. Buxton & Son Co., the Buxton- 
Doane Co., and the business of William 

H. Perry was established. Upon this 
merger, vards were opened in Provi- 
dence, oston, and Portland. 

Mr. Buxton remained on the execu- 
tive committee of the corporation until 
1913, when health required him to give 
up his business. He left Boston and 
came to Worcester where he made his 
home at 398 Lincoln Street, and for one 
year kept away from his business rela- 
tions. In 1914 he started in business 
for himself at 40 Central Street, Worces- 
ter, and kept increasing the business as 
his health permitted. 

He was very fond of all outdoor exer- 
cises, and enjoyed golf, horseback rid- 
ing, and automobiling immensely. For 
the last few days he seemed to have a 
premonition of coming sickness. 

Besides his wife, he leaves his father 
and three brothers, Philip L. of Worces- 
ter, Edward W. of New London, and 
William S., who is now with the Ameri- 
can Expeditionary Forces in France. 


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

At the last annual meeting of the 
Modern Language Association of Amer- 
ica, Prof. Ernest H. Wilkins of the Uni- 
versity of Chicago was elected vice 
president and was appointed chairman 
of a committee on Romance Language 
Instruction and the War. Since last 
spring he has been active in the organi- 
zation of classes in French, among men 
in military posts in and near Chicago, 
and in other forms of war work involv- 
ing knowledge of modern foreign lan- 
guages, and has encouraged the develop- 
ment of similar enterprises elsewhere. 
Two books prepared by him with colla- 
borators, "First Lessons in Spoken 
French for Men in Military Service," 
and "First Lessons in Spoken French 
for Doctors and Nurses," published last 

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summer by the University of Chicago 
Press, have been used very widely in the 
great training camps and elsewhere. 
The first of these books has now been 
replaced by an improved book entitled 
"Army French," by Wilkins and Cole- 
man, of the University of Chicago. 
Henry Holt and Company have recently 
published "A Handbook of French Pho- 
netics," by Nitze, formerly Professor 
at Amherst, now at the University of 
Chicago, and Wilkins. 

1900 now has the honor of having the 
youngest Lieutenant Colonel among 
Amherst's commissioned men. As ex- 
plained in the war notes in this issue. 
Dr. Edwin St. John Ward has been ap- 
pointed by the American Red Cross So- 
ciety deputy commissioner to Palestine, 
with rank of lieutenant colonel. 

Theodore Ellis Ramsdell and Miss 
Edith Benjamin Bell were married on 
February 27th at Great Barrington, 


Rev. Irving H. Childs resigned his 
pastorate at Granby, Mass., on April 
30th to become pastor to the Congrega- 
tional churches in Blandford and North 
Blandford, beginning his new work at 
once. He has been pastor of the Church 
of Christ in Granby for five years. 

Recent magazine contributions by 
Walter A. Dyer include "Home," a 
story, in The Black Cat for March; 
"Knights of Health" in The Red Cross 
Magazine for April, and regular monthly 
contributions in Country Life and The 
Art World. 

George S. Bryan is engaged in inde- 
pendent literary work, dividing his time 
between New York and his home at 
Broolifield Center, Conn. He is the 
author of a biography of Sam Houston, 
recently published by the Macmillans 

in a series of stories of great Americans 
for young people. 

A textbook of story telling edited by 
members of the faculty of Colorado Uni- 
versity, recently published by Roe, Pe- 
terson & Co. of Chicago, and entitled 
"Story Telling for Upper Grade Teach- 
ers," includes in its collection of tales 
Walter A. Dyer's story, "The Vision of 

Rev. Horace C. Broughton and Miss 
Lucina Woodard Braymer were married 
in New York City on October 1, 

Harold I. Pratt has given the sum of 
$20,000 to the Brooklyn Bureau of 
Charities for relief work among suffering 
and destitute families. This is the first 
endowment made to the society since 
New York and Brooklyn were consoli- 
dated. Mr. Pratt is chairman of the 
Eastern Division of the War Work 
Council of the Y. M. C. A. and a mem- 
ber of the committee that is recruiting 
college men as athletic directors for the 
Y. M. C. A. in the camps here and work 
abroad. He is also serving on the 
Emergency Committee which is raising 
$2,000,000 as a relief fund for the fami- 
lies of officers and men of the navy who 
lose their lives in the service. 

David Whitcomb, Fuel Administrator 
for the State of Washington, has been 
doing special work in the department at 
Washington. His name was brought 
forward in Seattle recently as a candi- 
date for mayor, the claim being made 
that as a wide-awake citizen of the 
younger class, unhampered by factional 
strife of the past, he would prove gener- 
ally acceptable to the electorate, but 
Mr. Whitcomb was too busy with Gov- 
ernment service to give the matter any 
encouragement or even consideration. 

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

Loren H. Rockwell is a member of the 
school board of Rockville Center, N. Y. 

Dr. Preserved Smith of Vassar Col- 
lege had an interesting article in the 
January issue of the Bibliotheca Sacra 
entitled, "The Reformation, 1517- 
1917." It was the leading article in the 

Dr. John R. Herrick of Hempstead, 
N. Y., has received a commission as 
captain in the medical corps of the 
United States Army, having passed the 
examinations with a high percentage. 


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

The death of James C. Young oc- 
curred at Calgary, Alberta, Canada, on 
December 24, 1917, caused by blood 
poisoning from an infected boil. He was 
sick from July until the time of his 

James C. Young was born in North 
Shields, England, on July 9, 1878. He 
was a graduate of Mt. Hermon, 1899, 
and the Class of 1902 Amherst College, 
completing his course in three years, 
and would have graduated from the 
Hartford Theological Seminary in 1905 
had his health not failed him five weeks 
before commencement. He spent a 
year at his home in North Shields, Eng- 
land, in recovering his health, and then 
returned to this country and was em- 
ployed by the Standard Oil Company 
of New York. Later he entered the 
real estate and investment business in 
Calgary, Canada, which business he 
conducted with much success until the 
outbreak of the war and the consequent 
upsetting of business conditions in Can- 

ada. He managed to weather the gale, 
however, and was getting well on his 
feet in a business way when he was 
taken sick last July. 

On April 22, 1915, he married Miss 
Alice Lowry, a little girl Evelyn being 
born to them on March 13, 1916. Mr. 
Young is also survived by his mother, 
Mrs. S. Yoimg of 27 Hopper Street, 
North Shields, England. 

Mrs. Lizzie Southworth Gibbs, wife 
of Howard B. Gibbs, died on February 
20th, at Newtonville (Mass.) from an- 
gina pectoris. She was married to Mr. 
Gibbs on August 22, 1906. 

John F. White of Amherst, 1902, is 
not the John F. White of Wakefield, 
who was one of the victims of the Tus- 
cania. WTiite of 1902 lives in Wake- 
field and is President of a large shoe 


Clifford P. W^arren, Secretary, 
26 Park Street, West Roxbury, Mass. 

Louis E. Cadieux was chairman of 
the committee in charge of the College 
Rally held in Boston in February, in 
which forty-nine colleges and universi- 
ties took part, the rally taking the place 
of their usual reunions and dinners. 

James McVickar Breed has been 
elected a member of the Bar Associa- 
tion of New York. 

Albert W. Atwood's always interest- 
ing articles continue in the Saturday 
Evening Post, besides which he is doing 
a great deal of writing on financial sub- 
jects in other magazines. His recent 
articles in the Post include: "Finance 
or Gambling" (March 23), "The Rich 
Poor Man" (March 9), "Have Stock- 
holders Any Rights" (March 2), "What 
is the Use of Saving" (February 9), 


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"Putting the Lid on the Stock Market" 
(January 26), "Making Wealth Work" 
(January 5), and "New Wrinkles of 
Low Finance" (January 5). 

Lynn Fisher has a new daughter, 
Phyllis Mary, born January 19, 1918. 

"Every Week," in its issue of Janu- 
ary 23rd, reproduced a photograph of 
Ed Longman that apparently dates 
from college days. While there may be 
other reasons for displaying Ed's photo- 
graph, the only one given is that he was 
voted the handsomest man in his class 
at Amherst, fifteen years ago. 

C. C. Patrick was, at last accounts, 
with the Inspection Department of the 
Equipment Division at Washington, but 
was momentarily expecting a commis- 
sion in another branch of the service. 

1903 is planning for a simple reunion 
at Commencement. The committee 
consists of A. T. Foster, chairman, 
Louis Cadieux, president of the class, 
and Clifford P. Warren, permanent 

A. G. Baker has recently associated 
himself with A. H. Favour at Prescott, 
Arizona, in the practice of law, giving 
up the position with the Post-OfSce 
Department that he has occupied for 
many years. 

E. E. Wells is in charge of the ac- 
counts and finances of the Lumber De- 
partment of the Emergency Fleet Cor- 
poration, with the title of Local Auditor. 
He was last located at New Orleans. 

There is a new Tead, born in March, 
named Donald Kerr and the son of 


Karl O. Thompson, Secretary, 

Charles Willett Beam died at the 
Homeopathic Hospital in Buffalo, N. Y., 

on October 13, 1917, from bronchitis, 
which developed after a heavy cold 
which he contracted in the summer. 
Only a few months before he had been 
made Assistant Division Engineer of the 
Maintenance of Ways Department of 
the New York Central Railroad, Syra- 
cuse Division, with headquarters in 

He was generally known to his class- 
mates at Amherst as "Bijah" Beam 
and was one of Amherst's famous long- 
distance runners in the days when the 
Purple and White won the New Eng- 
land Intercollegiates four times in suc- 
cession. His specialties were the mile 
and two-mile run. Mr. Beam was born 
in Passaic, N. J., on November 13, 1881, 
the son of Attorney and Mrs. William 
H. Beam of that city. He prepared for 
college at the Passaic High School, was 
a Phi Beta Kappa man at Amherst and, 
following his graduation, went to the 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 
from which he graduated in 1907, and 
entered on his career as a civil engineer. 
He went first to Watertown, N. Y., in 
the engineering department of the New 
York Central Railroad, on the Rome, 
Watertown and Ogdensburg Division. 
In 1912 he was transferred to the Fall 
Brook Division, with headquarters in 
Jersey Shore, Pa. At Jersey Shore he 
had charge of the Maintenance of Ways 
Department for the New York Central 
in the coal fields. He was made assist- 
ant division engineer of the Maintenance 
of Ways Department of the New York 
Central, Syracuse Division, with head- 
quarters at Buffalo, in May, 1917, which 
position he held at the time of his death. 
While engaged as an engineer of general 
construction work, his specialty was in 
Bridge Construction in which he was 
beginning to be well known to his chief 

He was married on September 6, 1911, 

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to Miss Cora Wilson, daughter of Mr. 
and Mrs. Frank L. Wilson of Water- 
town, N. Y. His wife died on June 3, 
1914. There are no children. Funeral 
services for Mr. Beam were held in 
Watertown. Interment was made in 
Brookside Cemetery of that city. 

Mr. Beam attended the training camp 
at Plattsburg in August of 1916 and it 
was understood that he had been offered 
a commission as Lieutenant about May, 
1917, but he was unable to accept. In 
college he was one of the most popular 
and most highly respected men of his 

James J. Quill, famous at Amherst as 
a football player and for the last seven 
years Clerk of the Hudson County (New 
Jersey) Grand Jury, died very suddenly 
at Battle Creek, Michigan, on Friday, 
March 8th. He had left for Battle 
Creek on Wednesday, March 6th, to be 
treated for Bright's disease, but it was 
not supposed that his condition was at 
all serious, and his death came as a 
great shock to his many friends. 

Mr. Quill was born in Holyoke, Mass., 
and was 38 years old. He prepared for 
college at Holyoke High School where 
he captained the football team for two 
years. After spending one year at 
Tufts he entered the Class of 1904 at 
Amherst, where he played fullback in 
Amherst's most famous football days. 
He continued his football prowess when 
he went to the Yale Law School from 
which he graduated in 1906. His de- 
fensive playing on Tom Shevlin's fa- 
mous champion Yale team in the Har- 
vard game of 1905 was particularly 

His untimely death cut short a career 
full of promise. It was freely predicted 
that he would soon occupy some high 
political office in Jersey City where he 
made his home with his mother, Mrs. 
Ellen Quill, at 92 Summit Avenue. After 

leaving law school he practiced in New 
York for a short time and then moved 
to Jersey City. Always interested in 
politics he at once became a favorite and 
some years ago people began to say it 
would not be long before he became 
mayor, at least. His funeral was at- 
tended by several supreme court judges 
and the leading officials of the city. 
Interment was in Holyoke. McCoy, 
'04, Lynch, '05, and Raftery, '05, ac- 
companied the body to Massachusetts, 
acting as pallbearers. 

The Outlook for January 9th contained 
an article by J. Frank Kane, entitled, 
"A Big Brother for the Naturalization 

Ernest M. Whitcomb of Amherst was 
chairman of the Third Liberty Loan 
Campaign for Hampshire County. 

To fill the vacancy caused by the en- 
listment in the navy of G. K. Pond, the 
secretary has been appointed as class 
treasurer until the next reunion. As 
soon as the accounts are arranged state- 
ments will be sent out to all of the men 
in the class. The reunion in 1919 will 
require the cooperation of every man. 

The Editor and Publisher of New York 
City for March 9. 1918, contained a long 
account of the hearing before the Fed- 
eral Trade Commission concerning the 
fixing of the price of news print paper. 
E. O. Merchant has had charge of a part 
of this investigation. There is in this 
issue an excellent portrait of Merchant. 
The Quarterly Journal of Economics for 
February published an article of his on 
"The Government and News Print 
Paper Manufacturers." 


John B. O'Brien, Secretary, 
309 Washington Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Edward A. Baily has been elected 


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secretary of the Edison Electric Illu- 
minating Company of Brooklyn. He 
has been secretary to the vice president 
and general manager of the company. 
He has also served three terms as assist- 
ant secretary of the National Associa- 
tion of Edison Illmninating Companies. 

Rev. Fritz W. Baldwin has resigned 
his pastorate in Brookline, Mass., and 
is now at Camp Devens where he has 
been appointed educational secretary 
in the Y. M. C. A. work at the camp. 

Franklin E. Pierce, who has been for 
some years Principal of the Olean (N. 
Y.) High School, has become Super- 
visor of Physical Education for the town 
of Montclair, New Jersey. His address 
is 40 Union Street, Montclair. He has 
also received the degree of M. A. from 
Columbia University. 

The Class of 1905 has purchased sev- 
eral Liberty Bonds of the third issue. 

A son, Charles Wilbar Utter, was born 
to Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Utter of Wes- 
terly, R. I., on December 6, 1917. 

E. Frank Hussey of 2521 Pillsbury 
Ave., Minneapolis, Minn., has gone to 
France to do Y. M. C. A. work under 
the direction of the National War Work 
Council. He was manager of the sales 
department of the Kettle River Com- 
pany, and has also done six years' settle- 
ment work. He was also scoutmaster 
of the Farr's Boys' Club Troop, No. 103, 
Boy Scouts of America. 

Winfield A. Townsend is also in 
France, where he is doing Y. M. C. A. 
work. He is an editor of the American 
Book Company, has been an organizer 
in the Boy Scout Movement and a leader 
of boys' clubs in the Jacob Riis Settle- 

Rev. William Crawford has become 

pastor of one of the large Presbyterian 
churches in Yonkers, N. Y. His address 
is care of the Yonkers Y. M. C. A. 

The following clipping is taken from 
The Boston Post, after the election of 
Mayor Peters as mayor of Boston. 

"As a result of the Peters victory, 
Robert J. Bottomly, of the Good Gov- 
ernment Association, looms up as one 
of the most powerful political figures in 
the next administration. From the be- 
ginning, Bottomly was largely responsi- 
ble for getting Mr. Peters to run. He 
conducted the campaign and was prac- 
tically the head of the board of strategy. 
He will undoubtedly command great 
influence with the next Mayor." 

Emerson G. Gaylord was chairman 
of the Third Liberty Loan Campaign in 
Chicopee, Mass. 


Robert C. Powell, Secretary, 

Care of Tracy-Parry Advertising Co., 

Lafayette Bldg., Philadelphia, Pa. 

William H. Webster has been made 
assistant manager of the Copper Queen 
Branch of the Phelps-Dodge Corpora- 
tion. As previously, his headquarters 
win be at Douglas, Arizona. 

Reuben J. Peacock was married on 
November 27, 1917, in New York City, 
to Miss Grace Glover. Mr. and Mrs. 
Peacock are residing at 665 West 160th 
Street, New York City. 

Clifford M. Bishop was a member of 
the Brooklyn Executive Committee for 
the Third Liberty Loan. 

Dr. James B. Cross has been ap- 
pointed Attending Genito-Urinary Sur- 
geon at the Deaconess' Hospital, Buf- 
falo. N. Y. 

Robert C. Powell is with the Tracy- 
Parry Advertising Company, Lafayette 
Building, Philadelphia, Pa. 

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Charles P. Slocum, Secretary, 
202 Lake Ave., Newton Highlands, Mass. 

Bruce Barton is chairman of the Com- 
mittee on Publicity of the War Work 
Council of the Y. M. C. A. On March 
3rd he spoke at the Christian Associa- 
tion at Amherst on "The World after 
the War." 

Rev. Edward C. Boynton was the 
college preacher at Amherst on Sunday, 
March 24th. 

Roy W. Bell of Syracuse, N. Y., is 
Deputy Fuel Administrator for Onon- 
daigua County. 

On April 12th, Doubleday, Page & 
Co. published "The Making of George 
Groton," a novel, by Bruce Barton. 

"The big, outstanding thing that Bruce 
Barton has done in this novel," say the 
publishers, "is to dramatize success in 
business and love — the false, flashy 
kind, and the real and lasting thing 
which only comes with the development 
of character." 


Harry W. Zinsmaster, Secretary, 
Duluth, Minn. 

Oyster Bay was visited by burglars 
on the night of February 16th. Several 
of the summer homes there were ran- 
sacked. One of the houses entered was 
that of Donald B. Abbott where among 
other things $700 worth of clothing and 
linen were taken. 

Ralph Keller is located at Kendall- 
ville, Ind. 

Ned Powley has just returned from 
an extended trip through Idaho adjust- 
ing telephone rates in that state. 

William Burg had charge of the 

Third Liberty Bond Drive for the 

metropolitan business district of St. 


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

The following is copied from the 
Brooklyn Daily Eagle: 

"Morris G. Michaels, who lives at 
the Hotel Montague, is a happy man 
to-day. He has just been notified that 
Arthur Hammerstein and A. H. Woods 
have accepted a musical comedy written 
by him and in which Lew Fields, the 
comedian, is to be starred. The comedy 
is so far unnamed, but those who have 
read it say it is a 'corker.' It will be 
given an early out-of-town tryout and 
will then be brought into New York 
either this spring or early next fall. 

" Young Michaels is a graduate of the 
Brooklyn Manual Training High School, 
Amherst College, and the New York 
University Law School. For a time he 
was instructor in English at the Manual 
High School, but at present he is prac- 
ticing law in Manhattan. 

"During his spare moments, Mr. Mi- 
chaels worked hard on his musical com- 
edy book, having had a most original 
idea for the work, something that he 
feels will prove a genuine novelty. As 
soon as Mr. Hammerstein had read the 
book he saw its great possibilities and 
at once got into communication with A. 
H. Woods. Woods was equally enthu- 
siastic over the Brooklyn man's book 
and it was decided to produce it at an 
early date. " 


George B. Burnett, Jr., Secretary, 
Amherst, Mass. 

Charles W. Barton, formerly business 
and advertising manager of The Ad- 
vance before it was consolidated recently 
with The Congregationalist, has become 
connected with the American Chicle 
Company of New York as assistant 
general sales and advertising manager. 

John P. Henry, who was the leading 
catcher in the American League last 
year and who has been playing ball for 
the Washington Americans ever since 
his graduation, has secured his release 


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to the Boston team of the National 
League with which team he is now play- 
ing. Henry has business interests in 
Amherst and desired to be nearer home. 
A son, Ray Adams, was born to Mr. 
and Mrs. Abraham Mitchell of River- 
side, 111., on March 14, 1918. 


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

Announcement has been made of the 
engagement of Miss Helen Louise Day, 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry L. 
Day, of Minneapolis, Minn., and Wil- 
liam B. Dall of Brooklyn, N. Y. He is 
on the staff of the New York Journal of 

Vernon Radcliife was married on 
Tuesday, February 12th, to Miss 
Phoebe Randall, daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. William Bradley Randall of Pel- 
ham Manor, N. Y. Radclifife, who has 
been on the editorial staff of the New 
York Sun for some time, is now con- 
nected with the Signal Corps of the 
U. S. A. 

Leighton S. Thompson, submaster of 
the Maiden High School, has resigned 
to accept the position of Principal of 
the Foxboro (Mass.) High School. Be- 
fore going to Maiden he taught at Pow- 
der Point School and the Roxbury 
Latin School. 

The following item of interest lately 
appeared in one of the Chicago papers: 

"A letter was received in Chicago to- 
day from Captain Horace R. Denton, 
brigade headquarters, Sixty-Seventh Ar- 
tillery Brigade, a Western Springs man 
who helped organize Battery E of the 
First Illinois Artillery last year. It is 
said that he was on duty 'over there' 
recently when a bunch of German pris- 
oners marched past. A young German 
called out 'Hello, Horace!' 

" The prisoner turned out to be a man 

who had been at Amherst College with 
Captain Denton a few years ago. He 
was caught in Germany while visiting 
there and forced to serve in the army. 
" 'I'm mighty glad to be captured, 
too,' he said, when he left Captain Den- 
ton on his way to the rear." 

John P. Ashley has been accepted by 
the War Work Council of the Y. M. C. 
A. for service as an overseas secretary 
with the American expeditionary forces 
now in France. 

Rev. Laurens H. Seelye spoke on 
" Intellectualism and Christian Democ- 
racy" at the Christian Association at 
Amherst on March 17. 


Alfred B. Peacock, Secretary, 
384 Madison Street, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

William F. Johns has joined the west- 
ern oflSce of Good Housekeeping, New 
York, with headquarters in Chicago. 
He was for five years with the Chicago 
oflBce of Omara & Ormsbee, special 
newspaper representatives, and for the 
past year and a half has been a member 
of the Chicago staff of the Paul Block 
Advertising Agency. 

The engagement has been announced 
of Miss Elizabeth Carol Schmidt, daugh- 
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl G. Schmidt of 
Brooklyn, N. Y., to Lieutenant Philip 
Layton Turner. Dr. Turner has lately 
completed his term as house surgeon 
at St. Luke's Hospital and is now sta- 
tioned at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. 

The Century Magazine for January 
contained as one of its leading features 
an article by Ordway Tead on "The 
American Labor Situation in War 
Time." In The Public for February 
16th he discusses " Labor for Shipyards." 
The March issue of The Political Science 
Quarterly contained an article by him, 
" The British Reconstruction Programs." 

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Mr. Tead was the speaker of the Chris- 
tian Association at Amherst on March 
24th, when he took as his topic, "The 
American Labor and Reconstruction," 
and told of some of the results of his 
special investigations of labor conditions 
and his experiences in social work. 

Rufus W. Gaynor, son of the late 
Mayor Gaynor of New York, was mar- 
ried on Saturday, March 23rd, to Miss 
Margaret Haskell of New York City. 
The ceremony was performed at St. 
Thomas' Episcopal Church, Fifth Ave- 
nue and Fifty-third Street, by the Rev. 
Dr. E. M. Stires. 


Lewis D. Stillwell, Secretary, 
1906 West Genesee Street, Syracuse, 

N. Y. 

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Elliott Field 
announce the marriage of their daugh- 
ter, Ellen Chittenden, to William Jorale- 
mon Wilcox, at Atlanta, Ga., on Satur- 
day. December 29, 1917. 

A son, Charles Mark, was born to 
Mr. and Mrs. Carroll L. Hopkins of 
Lansing, Mich., on November 21, 1917. 

Dr. Frank Lusk Babbott, Jr., was 
graduated in February from the College 
of Physicians and Surgeons of New 
York and on Saturday, March 2d, was 
married in Montclair, N. J., to Miss 
Elizabeth Bassett French, daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. Albert French of that 
place. The ceremony was performed 
by the Rev. Dr. Edmund Wiley, as- 
sisted by the Rev. Dr. Charles S. Mills. 
'82. The bridegroom's father, Frank 
L. Babbott, '78, acted as best man. Dr. 
William S. Ladd, '10, George D. Olds, 
Jr., '13, Albert M. Morris, '13, Theodore 
A. Greene. '13, and Hugh W. Littlejohn. 
'13. were among the ushers. The bride 
is a graduate of Vassar in the Class of 

1914 and has been active in the Junior 
War Work Council of the Y. W. C. A. 

Dr. George R. Havens, instructor in 
French at Indiana University, is the 
author of an article in Modern Language 
Notes for March, 1918. The subject of 
the article is the "Date of Composition 
of 'Manon Lescaut.' " 

Theodore A. Greene spoke at the 
Christian Association meeting at Am- 
herst in February, taking as his topic, 
"Afloat on the Labrador." and telling 
of the work of the Grenfell expeditions 
and his own experiences. 

Henry Smith Leiper and Eleanor 
Cory Leiper, under appointment by the 
American Board of Commissioners for 
Foreign Missions to the North China 
Mission, left New York on April 1, to 
sail from Vancouver, B. C, April 11th, 
on S. S. Empress of Russia. Their ad- 
dress in China is care of the American 
Board Mission, Peking, 


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

The engagement has been announced 
of Miss Katherine Nasmith Whitten, 
daughter of Mrs. C. Winsor Whitten 
of Wakefleld, Mass., and First Lieuten- 
ant Walter Howard McGay, former 
Amherst football captain. Miss Whit- 
ten is a graduate of Wellesley, Class of 

Lieutenant Lowell Shumway was 
married on Monday, March 4th, to Miss 
Ruth Dwight Fuller, daughter of ex- 
Senator and Mrs. Charles H. Fuller, 
'78, of Brooklyn, N. Y. Eric Shumway, 
'17, acted as best man. 

The engagement is announced of 
Henry Maxwell Kimball, ex-' 14, son of 
Prof. A. L. Kimball of Amherst, to 


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Miss Dorothy Long of Glen Ridge, N. J. 
Mr. Kimball is a graduate of Massachu- 
setts Institute of Technology of the 
Class of 1917, and is at present em- 
ployed as government inspector of ship 
construction at the Morse Dry Dock 
and Repair Company, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Wendell P. Shattuck of Dundee, N. 
Y., has been chosen secretary of Dundee 
Lodge, I. O. O. F., No. 450. 

The address of F. Everett Glass is 
438 West 116th Street, New York. 

The Class Boy, Royal Firman, Jr., 
has a brother, born March 24, 1918, 
named Joseph Holferty Firman, being 
named after his grandfather. 

Harriet Chamberlain was born on 
April 3, 1917, to Mr. and Mrs. Sydney 
D. Chamberlain of Chicago, 111. 

The Rev. Daniel S. Smart is a Reli- 
gious Director of the Army Y. M. C. A. 
and hopes to have an appointment as 
chaplain in the army. He is now at 
Camp Alfred Vail, Little River, N. Y. 


J. L. Snider, Secretary, 
Fairfax 13, Cambridge, Mass. 

Arthur H. Washburn has returned to 
the United States after an absence of 
three years abroad. After graduating 
from Amherst, he went immediately to 
Turkey to teach in Roberts College, 
where his late grandfather did notable 
work. The following year the college 
was forced to close on account of the 
war and Washburn went to France, 
where he has been serving in the ambu- 
lance corps. He has returned to this 
country for the purpose of entering some 
branch of the U. S. service. 

First Lieutenant Robert Reed Mc- 
Gowan was married on Saturday, Feb- 

ruary 9th, to Miss Helen Chadwick 
Butler, of Brooklyn, N. Y., at the home 
of the bride's mother, Mrs. Edwin Ruth- 
sen Butler. Charles B. McGowan, '17, 
acted as best man. 

Leslie O. Johnson has been elected 
submaster of the Maiden (Mass.) High 
School, succeeding Leigh ton S. Thomp- 
son, '11, who becomes Principal of the 
Foxboro High School. He has been 
teaching at Wellesley High School and 
will have charge of the classes in 
chemistry at Maiden. 

Walter R. Agard, now a private at 
Camp Devens, spoke at Amherst on 
February 17th on "The School of the 
Soldier." He emphasized the cheerful 
side of the war, and found his cause for 
cheerfulness in the remarkable work 
which the Government is doing in cul- 
tivating personal growth in the men in 
its training camps. He also paid a 
tribute to the splendid work Captain 
Nelligan of Amherst is doing at Camp 

James K. Smith has been continuing 
his work in architecture at the Univer- 
sity of Pennsylvania, acting as an in- 
structor this year half the time and 
studying the rest. He has been elected 
to the Architectural Society of the Uni- 
versity and to the Scientific Honorary 
Society of Sigma Xi. 


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

Humphrey Fuller Redfield, son of the 
Secretary of Commerce and Mrs. Wil- 
liam C. Redfield, was married on Satur- 
day, January 5th, to Miss Amy Louise 
Cowing of Wyoming, Cincinnati, Ohio, 
at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. 
and Mrs. R. A. Cowing. William G. 
Avirett, '16, acted as best man and 

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Lieutenant James Bracken, '17, as 
usher. Both Redfield and Avirett are 
assistant paymasters of the U. S. Naval 
Reserve Forces and are stationed at 
Washington, D. C. The wedding gift 
of President and Mrs. Wilson was a set 
of six silver and china after-dinner coffee 
cups and saucers. 

Charles Hitchcock is studying this 
year at the Johns Hopkins Medical 

Leon N. Shaw, of Auburn, N. Y., a 
member of the branch of the National 
City Bank in Petrograd, was imprisoned 
when the Bolshevik government seized 
the bank, but was later released when 
conditions became more settled. 

Percy M. Hughes, Jr., was married 
on Feburary 18, 1918, to Miss Helen 
Harriet Talbott, daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. James H. Talbott, 507 University 
Ave., Syracuse, N. Y. After a wedding 
trip of about a week, Lieut, and Mrs. 
Hughes arrived at Spartanburg, South 
Carolina, where he is stationed with the 
55th Pioneer Infantry, at Camp Wads- 


Robert M. Fisher, Secretary, 
Amherst, Mass. 

The death of Roger Conant Perkins, 
the first Amherst graduate sacrifice to 
the war, seems to merit a place where it 
will come to the attention of our whole 
alumni body; and accordingly we have 

transferred the account of it, and of his 
life, from this place in the class notes to 
page 187 under "The Amherst Com- 
memorative." The class notes of 1877, 
this being his father's class, have taken 
note of the same event. 

Major Louis B. Lawton, U. S. A., 
stationed in Syracuse, N. Y., and Mrs. 
Lawton have recently announced the 
engagement of their daughter. Miss 
Josephine Van Voorhees Lawton, to 
Lieutenant Craig Parsons Cochrane. 

Another 1917 engagement lately an- 
nounced is that of Miss Dorothy Mor- 
dorf of Brooklyn, N. Y., and M. R. 
Yawger, who is a Chief Yeoman in the 
U. S. N. R. F. Miss Mordorf is a 
graduate of Vassar. 

The engagement of Henry H. Fuller 
to Miss Lucile Keeler of New York 
City was recently announced. Mr. 
Fuller is at present connected with the 
Jersey City Chamber of Commerce, 
but recently enlisted in the aviation 
section of the Signal Corps, and when 
the Quarterly went to press was await- 
ing his call into service. 


Rodney Fielding Starkey of Brook- 
lyn, N. Y., and Miss Maude Greben of 
Hadley were married on Monday, Feb- 
ruary 17th, in Amherst. 

Henry D. Whitcomb is in the Har- 
vard Ensign Cadet School at Cambridge 





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FROM time to time Amherst men have sent me copies of 
books and articles that they have written, and I have 
read these with the keen interest and appreciation due 
to personal acquaintance with the writers. I have wanted to 
tell them so, but for the most part any- 
An Amherst thing like adequate notice of them has 

Dozen been crowded out of the Quarterly's 

pages by the limited time and space at 
my disposal. A goodly pile of books has thus accumulated on 
my hands, and still they come; until I have to confess a feeling 
of shame for the neglect in which unavoidably I have seemed 
to have left them. I have selected a dozen to talk about now; 
my idea being not so much to review them as to give our graduate 
family an idea of how our men of thought, old and young, are 
handling their intellectual wares to fit the issues of the times 
and of the ages, — for both present and past are blended in the 
survey. Not that these dozen books represent the actual output; 
they are only such as have reached my eye, and of these only 
a selection. Nor indeed would I assume that their merit is all 
to be credited to Amherst, proud as Amherst is of whatever 
share she has in it. It is their own, coined out of their studies 
and activities however inspired. But the fact that every writer 
was here, personally known to me, that like Milton and Lycidas, 
"we were nursed upon the self -same hill," gives a thrill of zest 
to every word they write. Nor again am I speaking of relative 
weight or merit; that is a personal matter which each must 
earn or miss according to his specific gravity; but with the 

262 Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 

severest judgment I could pass upon them I might still say to 
them, as the good monk said to the Arthurian Knight Sir Percivale, 

"For good ye are and bad, and like to coins. 
Some true, some light, but every one of you 
Stamp'd with the image of the Xing." 

And as for odds in weight — well, we are not always careful to put 
our currency on the scales. And literary coinage has its compen- 
sations. Weighty is not the same as heavy, nay, it is quite con- 
sistent with buoyancy of temper and lightness of touch, — in fact, 
profits by them. We are not handling the old silver dollar as we 
used to do, but somehow we manage to get our dollar's worth. 
There is a backing more than metallic behind it. 

The Amherst backing, — can one feel this in reading the books 
that Amherst men write? And if so, what is it, what supporting 
power and influence seeming to weave itself into the writings 
of the successive decades as older and younger alumni add their 
respective contributions to the sum? Especially in these times of 
frantic upturnings, of "world-wide fluctuations?" I think I can 
in part name it. It is the Amherst steadiness of poise and pace, 
the disposition to keep both its head and its vigor. Work and 
war each has its slogan, and the two are at constant quarrel each 
with the other, "Business as usual" assailed by the importunate 
"For God's sake, hurry up!" Both slogans need strenuous heed; 
both need the application of the whole man; and yet no one-track 
mind is equal to either or both observed as it ought to be. Amherst 
thought does not evince the one-track mind. In all the calmness 
and poise of business as usual, yet her men are not, as they cannot 
be, in business as usual but rather as unusal need s rise and so 
they are ready as the crisis calls to hurry up for God's sake, 
knowing all the while that God is not in a hurry, and that he that 
believeth shall not make haste. There is too much at stake for 
un thought haste; too much also for any ignoble slowness or hes- 
itation, or anything short of the steady alertness of 

"Large elements in order brought. 
And tracts of calm from tempest made;" — 

for this is the educated man's business in these days. Such is 

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the backing I seem to feel, more or less tangible, behind these 
Amherst men's books. They are molded by the influence of the 
sane Amherst spirit. 

Before me on my desk are three small volumes which have 
reached me from the decade of the 'seventies. The first, from 
an honored editor and critic W. C. Brownell, '71, reminds me, 
for its stimulating effect, of the motto I used to read over the 
stage of the old Gewandhaus in Leipzig, "Res severa est verum 
gaudium. " Severe, in its good and bracing sense, is the name for 
this study, though, to use Mr. Brownell's own phrase, it belongs to 
"voices less noisy than penetrating." It is a monograph on 
"Standards,"^ — as applied to matters of art and literature, sub- 
jects which as a constructive critic Mr. Brownell has for many 
years made distinctively his own. The book will, I am sure, 
take its permanent place among the most searching, discriminat- 
ing, judicial products of American thinking. It stimulates and 
satisfies thought; but the reader must already have thought a 
great deal, and be acquainted with much of the world's most 
fruitful contemplation, before he is qualified to appreciate and 
appropriate the writer's solid yet subtle argument. Once entered 
therein, however, he is in the bracing company and atmosphere 
of the ripest education and culture; and when at the end he 
thinks back over the revelations that have been made of the 
slipshod notions and habits now prevailing, he is aware not only 
of the sad fact but of the most searching and merciless reasons 
for it, while also he is not left unaware of alleviations and reme- 
dies. To my mind Matthew Arnold's style of literary criticism, 
weighty though it has been, is quite inconclusive by the side of this. 

Mr. Brownell's book is up with the times and ready, not in the 
nervous hurry-up spirit but in that of the real and clear. So 
also is the next book we take up, the author's first incursion, if 
I mistake not, into book publication. It is a volume by William 
Ives Washburn, '76, honored President of the Amherst Alumni 
Council, on "The Holy Spirit."* Raphael and Dante, you know, 
in Browning's poem, each of them once tried something out of 
his own technical line, Raphael to write sonnets, Dante to paint 

1 Standards: by W. C. Brownell. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1917. 
' The Holy Spirit. A Layman's Conception. By William Ives Washburn of the New York 
Bar. G. P. Putnam's Sons. New York and London. 1918. 

264 Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 

an angel, — each of them to satisfy something deeper than an 
artistic or hterary sense, something caUing to him from what he 
had most intimately at heart. Mr. Washburn, with his "lay- 
man's conception," would doubtless disown any attempt to emu- 
late such lofty company, but that is what he has done. The prac- 
tical lawyer, "of the New York bar," has at heart something 
more vital than the externalities of his profession, yet not foreign 
to it. It is, one may say, "the law of the spirit of life," a cherished 
influence from his New England ancestry and faith; and his 
desire is to share this with others in like case with him, — laymen 
who want to get at realities underneath the formal shell of church 
and theology. The book is written with everyday clearness and 
conviction in the interest of a subject which is going to be of 
supreme moment in the large social and religious readjustments 
of the pregnant era now impending. 

Of quite different tenor, though still coming round eventually 
to the same needed solution of things, or as the author expresses 
it, to "the age of the foundations at hand," is a book by Stanton 
Coit, '79, our eminent alumnus who for many years has taught 
Ethical Culture in London, entitled, "Is Civilization a Disease?"' 
It is a volume of the Barbara Weinstock Lectures given in the 
University of California. Mr. Coit propounds his subject thus 
metaphorically in order to avoid undesirable connotations insepa- 
rable from any form of literal, and leaves the question unanswered 
until he has brought in from exceedingly remote and elemental 
sources all the reasons for explaining ni ivhat sense civilization 
may be deemed diseased, and whether the disease is really func- 
tional or not. The book ranges over biological, ethical, and so- 
ciological considerations, following an evolution beginning with 
the anthropoid ape and tracing step by step successive discoveries 
which increased comfort but diminished freedom, until a reverse 
movement came in the fifteenth Christian century, since when 
the tendency toward our supreme struggle for the freedom of 
humanity has been in progress. The book makes this stage of the 
disease work its own remedy, which in fine is Christianity not 
dogmatic but essential. 

From the decade of the 'eighties come to me three books, two 

' Is Civilization a Disease? By Stanton Coit. Boston and New York. Houghton Mifflin i 
Company, 1917. 

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of them by trustees of the college, the third from an eminent 
professor in Columbia University. Dr. Cornelius H. Patton, '83, 
of the American Board, writes a very moving and enthusiastic 
little book on "The Lure of Africa,"^ which continent he visited 
a few years ago in the interests of the Missionary Education 
Movement. It is a rapidly made book, as the occasion required, 
but not hastily made, nor perfunctorily. "Let me disavow for 
the book," the author says, "any claim to erudition or complete- 
ness. All I would urge is that it has been written out of a real 
love for Africa and with the single aim of advancing the Kingdom 
in that continent." It is this — not trade, not exploitation, not 
diamonds and ivory and rubber — that gives Africa the real "lure," 
to which in other ways our great war enterprise is to-day 

Dr. Patton's classmate, Williston Walker, '83, professor in Yale 
Divinity School, has finished a work of solid research and scholar- 
ship on which he has long been engaged, in his "History of the 
Christian Church."^ To treat so vast a subject in a single volume 
requires special gifts — condensation, proportioning of parts, main- 
tenance of a consistent poise and scale of treatment, ability to 
make every statement count for clearness and point — all of which 
Professor Walker has in eminent degree. One reads the book 
with the sense that here is a dispassionate, fair-minded, hospitable 
portrayal of all the great movements of religious thought and 
practice that have in multitudinous ways shaped the impulse 
started by the spirit and teachings of Christ into an endlessly 
diverse yet unitary organism. 

There comes to me also another volume of sound and seasoned 
thought from the eighties, by Professor Woodbridge, '89, of Col- 
umbia University, on "The Purpose of History,"^ — three lectures 
given to the University of North Carolina. The lectures confess 
to a certain maturity of subject and treatment beyond the un- 
dergraduate thinking, — a treatment somewhat over the student's 
head, perhaps, but deliberately directed to where the student's 
head ought some time to be. When the young head gets there it 

* The Lure of Africa. By Cornelius H. Patten. New York: Missionary Education Move- 
ment of the United States and Canada, 1917. 

' A History of the Christian Church. By Williston Walker. New York: Charles Scribner's 
Sons, 1918. 

•The Purpose of HLstory. By Frederick J. E. Woodbridge. New York: Columbia Uni- 
versity Press. 1916. 

266 Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 

may find that "maturity is not necessarily wise," that indeed 
"historical studies may be pursued with little comprehension of 
their aim or meaning; and history may be taught with little 
reflection on its philosophical significance." Some satisfaction 
of this lack these lectures aim in outline to supply. Their object 
is rather to clarify than to explore. "There is discoverable in 
history no purpose," the author discriminates," if we mean by 
purpose some future event towards which the whole creation 
moves and which past and present events portend; but there 
is purpose in history, if we mean that the past is utilized as ma- 
terial for the progressive realization, at least by man, of what we 
call spiritual ends." And the book does much to make these 
spiritual ends both clear and real. 

The Amherst men of the 'nineties whose books have reached 
my hands are in the thick of practical instruction, looking out for 
yet not unmindful of the larger door of opportunity and action 
that is now opening. This is well exemplified in a little book by 
Professor Lyman, '94, of Oberlin, until recently called to Union 
Theological Seminary, on "The God of the New Age.'"' No 
other subject of inquiry, I imagine, can match this, in the turmoil 
and uncertainty of this war, for depth and poignant earnestness. 
And one doubts whether many could be found who in the compass 
of forty-seven generously spaced pages could give so rounded 
and satisfying an answer, couched not in the stifi" terms of the 
dogmatic systems but in the pulsating language of the everyday 
thinking man. One does not think of "theology" in reading Dr. 
Lyman's book; one thinks rather of the Reality above and behind 
the speculations of scholars, the Being who is making Himself 
real in the interrelations of men and nations. 

It is a pleasure to get a well-selected and well-edited book for 
the educational needs of secondary schools. Such a book is 
"Modern Short Stories"* by F. H. Law, '95, whose experience as 
Head of the Department of English in the Stuyvesant High 
School of New York City creates an expectation abundantly 
realized. The book consists of a series of short stories, one from 

' The God of the New Age. A Tract for the Times. By Eugene William Ljinan, D.D 
The Pilgrim Press: Boston, Chicago. 1918. 60 cents net. 

8 Modern Short Stories. A Book for High Schools. Edited, with Introduction and Notes, I 
by Frederick Houk Law, Ph.D. New York: The Century Co. 1918. 

The College Window 267 

each of twenty-two leading writers in this genre, ingeniously graded 
to show up narratives of various types from the primitive folk- 
and-fairy-tale upward, adapted to young intellects without talking 
down to them, and always embodifying a healthy moral tone and 
purpose. Brief notes at the end of the volume bring out the type 
and traits of each, in simple and luminous language, with a few 
words of information about each author and his or her best known 
works. It is worth mention that one of the twenty-two is an 
Amherst graduate (Walter A. Dyer), whose story of Gulliver the 
Great (already reviewed in these pages), represents him. It is 
a very ably compiled collection for its educational purpose, which 
is, to impart a just sense of literary values without seeming to do 
so, and without the austerity of schoolmaster exposition. 

Ninety-seven comes close after ninety-five, and close after a 
collection of modern short stories comes a scholarly anthology of 
American Poetry' by Percy H. Boynton, '97, Associate Professor 
of English in the University of Chicago. The volume is naturally 
of more mature and ambitious scope than Mr. Law's; it is meant 
for the best needs of university study and literary judgment. 
The two main points kept in mind in the compilation were: 
"First, that taken as a whole, the poems should be observable as 
an index both to the progress of American poetry and to the 
progressions of American thought; second that they should fairly 
represent the chief characteristics of the authors." Of its closely 
printed, double-columned pages, 589 are taken up with representa- 
tive poems of twenty-five poets and four time-groups following 
epochs of American history. The rest of the volume, to page 721, 
contains critical comments on its twenty-nine successive units, 
nearly all written by Mr. Boynton, and amounting to a critical 
history of American poetry; of which comments a dominant 
feature is their condensed vigor and point, wasting no words, yet 
sparing nothing essential. In this respect, as also in their justness, 
these comments are models. The very free Table of Contents at 
the beginning, and a remarkable succession of Indexes at the end 
(Of Subjects, Of Periodical Publication, Of Titles, and Of First 
Lines) furnish every facility for varied and easy reference. Pro- 

' American Poetry. Edited by Percy H. Boynton, with the assistance of Howard M. 
Jones, George W. Sherburn, and Frank M. Webster. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 

268 Amherst Gkaduates' Quarterly 

fessor Bojmton knows not only how to study books but how to 
make them. 

Of the work of H. G. Dwight, '98, I have received a rather 
dainty vohime which, though charmingly characteristic, must 
perhaps be regarded, the author so intimating, as a kind of by- 
product of his pen, — a book of "Persian Miniatures."^" Since 
his book "Stamboul Nights" (reviewed in these pages) was pub- 
lished, Mr. Dwight has gone on rapidly making name and fame as 
a leading short-story writer; so that one finds a story of his, "The 
Emperor of Elam," marked with three stars in Mr. O'Brien's 
book of "The Best Short Stories of 1917." Owing to his 
birth and long residence in the Orient he has a field all his own, 
to which his imaginative and graceful style gives peculiarly fit 
appeal. These miniatures, as the author is swift to aver, "contain 
nothing but a collection of sketches in printer's ink;" but knowing 
what Mr. Dwight's quality of work is, we can take them at his 
appraisal and find both the sketch-work and the printer's ink 
worthy of the author. 

With the closing class of the decade we come upon our genial 
friend Burges Johnson, '99, who glorifies his calling as teacher of 
English in Vassar College by publishing a volume of essays enti- 
tled, "The Well of English and the Bucket. "^^ Such is the heading 
of the opening essay, but the whole book is devoted to phases of 
this subject, with, I think, increasing sureness and mastery of 
matter and manner as the writer goes on. Mr. Johnson has a 
valuable gift, the gift of saying weighty things, thought-laden 
things, in a lightly touched and carrying way. And this is largely 
due to a quality that has already familiarized him to Amherst 
graduates, his sense of humor. By this I do not mean that his 
style is charged with whimsey and laughter, but that it is flexible 
and comradey, bending round to all sides and colors of the thought, 
and especially to the common sense of things. The book as a 
whole goes into various common-sense, unacademic, unpedantic 
views of writing, teaching, and learning English, and thus in its 
way is a genial contribution to the new education that is making 
its claims felt. 

10 Persian Miniatures. By H. G. Dwight. Illustrated with Drawings by Wilfred J. Jones. 
Garden City, New York. Doubleday, Page and Company. 1917. 

" The Well of English and the Bucket. By Burges Johnson. Boston: Little, Brown and 
Company. 1917. 

The College Window 269 

Those who have known W. A. Dyer, '00, through his charming 
smaller books like Gulliver the Great, Bonnyacres, and Humble 
Annals of a Back Yard (some of which have been mentioned 
in these pages) will hardly realize that he does excellent work of 
quite different kind, more in the nature of a specialty. An example 
lies before us, in his sumptuously illustrated book, "Creators of 
Decorative Styles. "^^ It is one volume of a kind of series devoted 
to artistic and artisan work of various kinds; like its subjects a 
workmanlike job of writing, making no claims to literary elegance 
or distinction. It is what one may call an appetizing book; one 
likes to turn it over and look at the pictures and read about 
Inigo Jones and Sir Christopher Wren and Grinling Gibbons, 
whose works are so characteristic of England, and about the old 
furniture makers, whose works have been so cherished and im- 
itated in our modern styles. 

I am running on to a baker's dozen, you see. For even at 
the risk of a measure pressed down and running over we must 
make generous room in our esteem for Bruce Barton, '07, already 
a widely distinguished representative of our latest graduate decade. 
His recently published novel, "The Making of George Groton,"^^, 
is, we think, his first novel, but it is only the story form of a kind 
of work in which he has become eminent; for in all his writing, edi- 
torial and otherwise, he has supremely at heart the "making" of 
true, clean, virile young men, men fit for the best tasks and achieve- 
ments of a Christian civilization. Thus in the great warfare of our 
age he is as truly on the spiritual firing line as are our young men at 
the front on the physical. The book makes George Groton narrate 
in the first person not merely the nice and helpful things but the 
follies, the mistakes, the failures, the narrow escape from ruin, 
which he encountered in his experience as an ambitious and 
energetic young broker. It enters thus the arena of practical 
business and reveals its chances for the crooked and the straight, 
the above-board and the underhand; with the eventual shaping 
to the true that came from the corrective and molding power of 
good nurture and good conscience. The book is written in the 

'2 Creators of Decorative Styles. Being a Survey of the Decorative Periods in England 
from 1600 to 1800, with Special Reference to the Masters of Applied Art Who Developed the 
Dominant Styles. By Walter A. Dyer. Illustrated with Sixty-four Full Pages of Photo- 
graphs. Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Page and Company. 1917. 

" The Making of George Groton. By Bruce Barton. Illustrated by Paul Stahr. Garden 
City, New York: Doubleday, Page and Company. 1918. 

270 Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 

forthright, vigorous, unhampered style reflective of a healthy 
Christian mind. 

Thus our decades show, from the seventies onward, in the 
books that have come to my hands almost at random, what our 
Amherst men of thought are doing, but more than that, what 
sterling men they are. 

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

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

Amherst's power to every land. 

Honoring her in every land. 

Thirty-five Years from Alma Mater 271 



[Reprinted, by permission, from The Congregationalist, whose Editor-in-Chief, 
the writer, is a graduate of Amherst in the Class of 1883.] 

ON a fair and famous New England hill-top over which the 
feet of ardent youth in quest of a college education have 
roved for nearly a century, thirty men assembled from 
all parts of this land have just commemorated the passing of the 
thirty -fifth milestone in their post-collegiate journey. Their re- 
union was so typical of many another held at other academic 
shrines, East and West, that the reflections, sentiments and im- 
pulses which it generated represent what is taking place in the 
minds and hearts of thousands of returning graduates the country 
over during this month. 

Uppermost, of course, is the thought of the enduring worth of 
college friendships. When one has recited or flunked for four 
years with a man, when the two have participated in the same 
nocturnal pranks, when they have eaten, studied, frolicked and 
slept together in years when men are most frank and open in their 
dealings and in their speech, they can never afterward become 
under any illusions with regard to one another. 

Because they sat at the feet of the same teachers, sang the same 
songs, went and came together day by day, they reach an intimacy 
of mutual knowledge and acquire a reality of human relationship 
that nothing can obliterate. So though they come back after a 
long interval of years, some gray-headed, some whose hair "pre- 
ferred death to dishonor," some more portly and better groomed 
than in the days of yore, some so changed that even those who 
sat near them in the classroom have to draw a comrade aside and 
whisper, "Oh, say, who was that fellow in a black cut-a-way and 
light trousers who just came up on the piazza?" — it takes but a 
moment to roll back the tide of years and to become boys again. 

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apparent in the lives and on the faces of these returning "grads." 
But the marvelous thing about the passing years is that they have 
wrought only improvement in character, deportment and spirit. 
Not a single man has retrograded. Many have made conspicuous 
gains in steadiness, poise and breadth. If you liked them in 
college, you like them even better now. If you didn't care for 
them particularly then, you can't help being drawn to them now. 
Something has deepened and bettered them. It may have been 
the flowering of the seed which the college planted; it may have 
been the touch of wife or child; it may have been the silent, potent 
influence of discipline or bereavement — for not a man in the 
group had escaped sorrow in some form or other and several had 
gone down more than once into the valley of the shadow. What- 
ever the cause, the hours spent in one another's company revealed 
perceptible and in many cases very noticeable growth in manhood. 

They were rather a raw lot when they matriculated nearly 
twoscore years ago — perhaps no cruder than the average fresh- 
man class — but long ago they emerged from the "kid stage," 
leaving behind them "as outworn shells" the petty rivalries and 
foolish dissensions of undergraduate days. This emerging into 
larger life has put an end to all factions and cliques. No one 
now recalls the fact that Joe was a "Chi Phi" or Tom a "Psi U." 
Gone is all the bitterness that ever had to do with the attainment 
of certain honors and offices. 

And one beautiful phase of the reunion was the genuine esteem 
and honor accorded to every one there from every other one. 
Naturally the chief justice of his state, the recipient of the honorary 
degree on the morrow from Alma Mater because of his literary 
attainments, the university president, the distinguished professor 
of church history, the leading American authority in the field of 
finance, were all in turn presented with due solemnity, more or 
less mock, to admiring wives and children, but it was realized, as 
one of the more gifted members of the class said at the banquet, 
that fortune does not always deal out its prizes and dignities 
with an even hand. 

So the classmate who had made a brave fight all these years 
against ill health and who had kept sweet, the classmate who had 
never wandered far from the country town where he was born and 
reared, the classmates who were doing faithful, but non-spectacular 

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and seldom heralded work in the professions and in business, were 
just as highly regarded as those who had risen to fame. Every- 
one felt that the true measures of success after thirty-five years 
were not this or that appendage to one's name, but a kind and 
generous heart, right-mindedness, trustworthiness in all the com- 
mon relations of life, fidelity to one's own task. 

But for these men at least, one of the primal satisfactions of the 
reunion was that when their life was young, they had been together 
in a relatively small group at a country college where they could 
know each other well enough to call one another ever afterward 
by their first names, where they could look forth day by day 
upon lovely meadows and hillsides blanketed in winter with 
snow and in summer carpeted with living green, where they 
could form a permanent connection with an ancient and honorable 
institution, which has ever stood for liberal culture and Christian 
ideals, whose sons have gone north, south, east, west and overseas, 
carrying with them the torch of truth and all the liberalizing 
influences of a Christian education. 

This particular group came to young manhood too late for 
participation in the Civil War, too early to have any active share 
in fighting for democracy to-day. The better part of their active 
lives having been spent between two wars, they can now help 
as only civilians can help, who are debarred by health, age and 
circumstances from a place in the ranks. Yet almost every other 
one of the men present had a son or a nephew at the front or on 
the way thither, and when the depleted senior class, after the 
baccalaureate sermon, filed out of the old, familiar chapel on Sun- 
day morning into the bright June sunshine, a throb more of envy 
than of pity was felt in the hearts of many of their elders looking 
on with hope and admiration. For to every generation comes its 
own chance and its own task. And nothing can make the old 
"grads" happier than sons sensitive to the call of duty and of 
honor. And as long as Alma Mater breeds year after year men 
as ready and as eager to fare forth and do their best in a war-torn 
world, as we were in a world where peace reigned, we will sing 
with all our hearts : 

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Hail, Alma Mater, our well loved mother, 
Old Amherst, here's to thee! 

We love thee ever. 

All boys together, 
And ever faithful be. 


[Reprinted by permission from The Bookman.] 

1 FLAUNT no chevron on my threadbare sleeve; 
No epaulettes upon my shoulders stand; 
And yet my heart's a-throbbing with the drum; 
My feet keep pace with soldiers in the land. 

'Tis mine to tread the cautious precept path, 

And feel my heart belie Gamaliel looks; 
'Tis mine to see boys' wistful faces glow 

With far-off thoughts which come not from their books. 

With buoyant step and outstretched hand they come 
To say good-bye, their souls with faith imbued. 

Tomorrow sees their empty chairs; a ringing 
Silence there ! a pulsing solitude ! 

No hate, no bitter thoughts within them burn; 

For them, the sure emprise of high-born quest. 
They fare to France (O miracle of time!) 

And knighthood lives again within each breast. 

Some part I have, no doubt, which I may claim 

Of that fair, lofty vision which they see. 
But I must be content to point the way. 

And yield to them the sword of chivalry. 

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WE have plenty of indoor sports at Camp Devens. One of 
them is reading the articles written about us by the 
journalists, who form part of the impedimenta of our 
cantonment. It is an innocent amusement, and no one, I am sure, 
will begrudge us this enjoyment of one of the subtle satisfactions 
of an otherwise simple and strenuous existence. 

I am writing not from any desire to join these ranks of the fourth 
estate, but rather from a sense of gratitude. I want to offer my 
thanks and congratulation to the Government for one sort of 
training it is providing for us: a liberal education carried on 
under the direction of the Commission on Training Camp Activi- 
ties, a "modernist school of the soldier." 

No one can very well deny that war is the stiffest test a govern- 
ment like ours can face. We are a social scheme built essentially 
for peace, favoring individuality, humor, variety of experience 
and expression, and all this is challenged severely by the require- 
ments of war. Some people resign themselves to the conclusion 
that we must for the moment abandon our normal ideals for the 
sake of military efficiency. And as far as the soldiers are con- 
cerned, I suppose they would apply to us Rupert Brooke's sonnet 
on "The Dead" to show how the humor, richness and complexity 
of life must be swept aside and one austere, inflexible emotion 
take their place. 

It is apparent that the Government has adopted a different 
view with reference to its fighting men. It has believed that the 
waters hitherto "blown by changing winds to laughter and lit 
by the rich skies all day" need and should not yet be quite con- 
gealed. It has dared to have confidence that it will wage a more 
effective war by training its soldiers, not only in the latest and most 
effective instruments of death, but also in the healthy and con- 
structive elements of personal and collective growth. It has aimed 
for an army that shall not have abandoned intellectual self-respect 

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and fineness of feeling because of its increased emphasis upon 
strength of will. It is educating us in more than the school of war. 
When we arrived here we found out pretty soon among other 
things that our muscles hadn't learned the first requirement of a 
soldier; they wouldn't do what they were told. The fact was, 
they couldn't. Most of us had watched plenty of games, but 
had never played them enough to boast of the fact. We had 
been too busy in factories and offices and on farms to learn first- 
hand the advantages of sport. We were physically slow, stupid, 

So we had a Sports Director to teach us that play is one of the 
things men live by. Amherst men may well find satisfaction in 
the fact that Professor (now Captain) Nelligan was the man sent 
to Devens. He is repeating among soldiers the results he obtained 
with students. Working with him are Y. M. C. A. and K. of C 
Secretaries. They have set us all to boxing, playing basketball, 
volleyball, hockey and baseball. The idea is not to train a few 
Camp Devens teams. Each company in camp is to have teams 
in all of half a dozen sports, competing constantly against rival 
companies in the regiments. In this way we have stopped being 
spectators; we are participants. 

Daily setting-up drill is making us all capable of smarter and 
more accurate muscular control. Over 600 games were played in 
this camp last winter, and the baseball schedule has made this 
look like a preliminary training-trip series. Probably the biggest 
cross-country races ever held in history were run here recently, 
including two races with 2800 and 1900 starting. Every man in 
entire brigades had to run, unless he was unfortunate enough to 
be away on pass, on special duty or in confinement! It was over 
the same dusty courses where we had marched earlier in the day; 
it presented a contrast similar to working a treadmill yourself 
and slapping the mule that runs one. And the swimming require- 
ments of camp, like those of college, refuse to tolerate slackers. 

This is no hit-or-miss scheme of athletics. The physical educa- 
tion experts among our ranks have been meeting weekly throughout 
the winter and have worked up games, including indoor events for 
the barracks and exercises for the setting-up work. Boxing has 
been considered so important, particularly in relation to bayonet 
fighting, that a special instructor, a national champion, has been 


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sent here to teach us the manly art. He has worked with classes 
of 500 non-coms all winter, taking a single class for twelve lessons, 
and has spent afternoons with the different companies and bat- 
talions, putting them through a carefully planned boxing drill, 
which gives them the blows, feints, parries, and general strategy 
to practice out in barracks scraps. 

Do the grim, gray Germans play ping-pong? Well, hardly. 
That's one of the reasons why they're bound to be trimmed. For 
the American army does, and thus shows that it has a sense of 
humor. And the army with a sense of humor can stand the strain 
longer and fight harder when the pinch comes. 

This is good psychology, and is recognized as such by our ath- 
letic authorities. Anybody could play the regular games, but 
why not have some lively originality besides? So not only the 
sports calling for husky players and big muscular activity are 
being encouraged, but also indoor games requiring subtle and 
accurate response — and a sense of the ridiculous. 

Ping-pong is one of them. A dozen sets are in constant use in 
camp. To see a red-blooded young Yankee, who has spent the 
day in going over the top and lunging furiously and with finesse 
at dummy Kaisers, busily batting a little ball across a table in 
the evening might make you laugh; but that shows how little 
you know about ping-pong. For it demands just as quick an eye 
as regular tennis, along with greater accuracy of movement cor- 
responding to its smaller compass. It's a game for quick-witted 
and smartly reacting athletes, and has won its place among the 
minor sports of the camp. Indoor baseball and handball have 
also been gaining increasing popularity. These three games are 
not only exercise; they are the original gloom-dispellers. 

Bowling alleys at the camp clubhouse and in Ayer are always 
in great demand. But it isn't necessary for us to leave our own 
barracks, for plenty of indoor sport is usually on hand there in the 
evenings. Several huskies of course prefer to lean on the piano 
keys, play checkers (a man's game) or write replies to pink- 
tinted missives; but you'll usually find enough "pep" of the 
fighting variety to get up some sort of a scrap. Perhaps it's just 
a plain rough-house; not a pillow fight, for there aren't any pil- 
lows ("you're in the Army now"); but anyway a violent affair 
with blankets. More likely it is a set of boxing bouts to settle 

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over again the company supremacy, or wrestling, or jiu-jitsu. 
Then there are a hundred indoor games that stimulate keen 
competition, such as swat-tag and hot-hand; the games we all 
played when we were kids, but touched up a little by the physical 
education experts. 

All this is making us nervously alert, physically fit, versed in 
the healthy articles of faith of competitive sport. In fact we are 
realizing so many benefits of this sort that Captain Nelligan 
insists that there is a grain of truth in the philosophy of Mike. 
Pat and Mike were in the trenches, and in a comparatively quiet 
moment Pat wiped the mud off his mouth and ejaculated: "Be- 
gob, Mike, this is a hell of a war." But Mike, being of Celtic dis- 
position, replied: "Yes, but sure, Pat, it's better than no war 
at all." 

It is not surprising, of course, that this outdoor life should make 
us healthier people. But it is clearly a different matter to keep 
us mentally alert. It is urged that fighting and thinking are not 
a Jonathan-David combination, and whether or not this be true, 
fatigue is no aid to thought. 

I would hardly claim that the camp is a stimulating school of 
thought. Still, the Government has tried to train us in mental 
sincerity. The Commission became worried over the line 

I may not^know what the war's about, 

and gave the lad from Missouri good cause for saying 
But you bet, by Gosh, I'll soon find out. 

It is trying to make us well aware of the aims we are fighting 
for; what are the implications of democracy; what the enemy is 
after. The distribution of President Wilson's address, talks by 
national leaders, series of historical and education lectures ar- 
ranged by the Y. M. C. A. have helped to make the camp thought- 
ful in candid if modest ways. However we may fall short in imagi- 
nation and continuity of reasoning, we at least may boast a lack 
of hysteria, a mental balance that might be emulated in certain 
communities that have apparently surrendered to mania. And 
even after the day's routine I have heard some lively arguments 
on such subjects as socialism, the present labor problem here and 
in England, the comparative value of democratic and autocratic 

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methods; and these were not Sunday-school "discussions," but 
real debates, with sometimes a colonel's chauffeur, a Harvard 
graduate and a Connecticut jeweler taking the lead. 

Two agencies which are doing valiant service in helping us in 
this way are the Y. M. C. A. and the American Library Associa- 
tion. The Y. M. is busily engaged in teaching English to the 
scores of nationalities represented in camp, and French to us 
rather ambitious young Yankees; also mathematics, current 
events, history. The camp library has 20,000 volumes constantly 
in circulation, cozy reading rooms with magazines, reference 
books and excellent collections of both the most recent works and 
the classics. According to the librarian, Mr. Lowe, formerly of 
the Williams library, 38% of the books taken out are fiction, as 
compared with about 73% in the average city library. And the 
mental stimulation of personal contacts is worth a great deal. 
I am thinking particularly of the Russian Pole who said: "We 
carry little. I have left the few books I own with friends, but I 
take with me here and to the front Plato's 'Republic,' in Greek, 
Shakespeare's sonnets, in English, Goethe's poems in German, 
and two of my native poets." 

Some of the most interesting phases of our camp education 
occur in the fields of beauty and religion. 

We are living in a bare and commonplace environment. No 
wonder the sense of equilibrium in us demands beauty. An art 
student I used to know would regularly cultivate musical comedy 
just to relieve the tension. We have simply reversed the situation- 

One corporal of the guard decided to follow the advice of his 
high school principal and learn poetry during the night watches 
to while away the monotony. He brought along the Oxford Book 
of verse. We are getting a many-sided training in music. A 
university professor of music is in charge of camp singing, and a 
Belgian bandmaster of the regimental bands. These men have 
livened up the marches with gay ragtime. Nearly every barracks 
has its piano player and victrola. Here you can find an interesting 
study in temperaments. When a man reaches up his hand for a 
music roll will he choose a jazz-band selection or Aida, "Down 
South Everybody's Happy " or Siegmund's Love Song? It sounds 
easy, but don't be too sure. Many cautious or reckless explora- 
tions are being made into the mysteries of^musical|interpretation 

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and expression. I heard one man in from fatigue duty sigh as he 
finished playing Beethoven's Moonhght Sonata, "Gee, that's a 
pippin." And I shall hardly forget one night at a Y. M. hut 
when Caruso and Mischa Elman hushed with the poignant melody 
of Massenet's Elegie the commonplaces of camp sound into 

The Liberty Theatre is well named, for it has a rare opportunity 
to liberate our stunted and inhibited sense of beauty. Clever 
stock to Shakespeare, movies, musical comedies, all are given, and 
usually of a quality to make us less satisfied with the shows we 
used to see. Two red-letter days were those when the Boston 
Symphony played for us in the Y. M. C. A. auditorium and the 
Ben Greet Players put on "The Merchant of Venice." 

Did you ever stand guard? If so, you will understand how there 
is a new experience grown out of guard duty. Or more likely you 
got the feeling on some August morning, say at 4 o'clock, while 
way down east in Maine, when you really for the first time saw 
Orion and the other friendly, mysterious stars. A night like that 
develops a habit of contemplation very unusual in us energetic 
Americans. And those of us who have been cooped up in cities 
all our lives are now for the first time sensing the extravagant 
beauty of rainbow clouds on a winter's afternoon, or radiant sun- 
sets — and sunrises! 

We have a community secretary in town, sent by the Playground 
and Recreational Association. His particular job is to provide 
for the social life outside the camp. He manages the club houses, 
arranges dances, sends great truck-loads of fellows out to holiday 
and Sunday dinners. He is the promoter of a healthy social 
spirit; and the value of his work in giving some of us an insight 
into home life can hardly be estimated. From the opening of 
camp up to nearly June first it was Ray S. Hubbard, '00, who 
held this position, and he performed an exceedingly capable and 
helpful service. He has since been promoted to broader super- 
vision in the same field. The Hostess House, run by the Y. W. C. A 
might fairly be called Hospitality House, and is one of the few 
really charming buildings we have in this mushroom town of ours. 

It would be neither fair nor conventional to disregard our 
religion. It is not to be disregarded. This fact has been settled 
by religious institutions, which are providing for Sunday services, 

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special addresses, Bible classes, personal interviews. Many re- 
ligious organizations have been quick to realize that this grouping 
of thousands of young men in one community offers an unusual 
opportunity to get at us and perhaps remedy the somewhat 
alarming lack of religious expression, if not feeling, in the younger 

We certainly appreciate the sincerity of their efforts, and they 
are performing such generous service in meeting our needs in 
many ways not actually religious that it is difficult to criticize 
them. I do so while in hearty sympathy with their general aims. 
I think there are two common criticisms which may be justly 
leveled at the religious agencies in camp. First, their treatment 
of religion is too anaemic; it is not strong enough in vigorous ideas. 
The old theology was concerned with knotty ideas, to be sure. 
Those terrific preachers, like Calvin and Jonathan Edwards, used 
to torment people's minds. But of course we are not interested in 
that particular sort of ideas. The old formulations of dogma and 
creed do not seem very real to us. Yet, whether we care to admit 
it or not, we are beginning to feel the need of new expressions 
of a thoughtful attitude toward life; and as we go on in this busi- 
ness of battle we shall be wanting some help in thinking out our 
problems of purpose and destiny. 

But we get few solid ideas on these questions. The general trend 
of our sermons is along the direction of prohibitive exhortation. 
"Don't do wrong. You have temptations; you must stand firm 
against them for the sake of your own futures, those who care for 
you, your country's welfare, because of God." I wish our preach- 
ers would repeat less the command "Don't sin" and lead us more 
in considerations of what things it is right to do, what things are 
courageous and honorable and just. I wish they would concen- 
trate on ideas, not the predigested ones of the pulpits, but ideas 
in the making, being forged since a new social order came into 
being, born of the war; not the settled formulations that bring 
serenity, but the fierce struggles of thought whereby men to-day 
are seeking after God if haply they may find him. For we feel 
that God is still somewhat behind the veil through which we 
cannot see; he is not within our grasp, in spite of Mr. Wells; 
new guesses are yet to be made; and it is only the fool who hath 
said in his heart that man knows the will of God. 

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To put it definitely, we are not concerned with apologetics. We 
are interested in the applications of principles of living to action. 
We do not want so much to feel who Jesus was as to feel, think 
and act as He did. This means we want to grasp reality in our 

My second suggestion is this. If the men who preach and 
offer advice to us are to satisfy us that they are in touch with 
religion in the making they must adopt more than they do the 
very Christian virtue of humility. They will need a new technique. 
They must discard the iron-clad certainty of the old theology and 
the somewhat anaemic compromise of the present. They must 
stand forth as men attacking the problems of life, rather than as 
solvers; they must abandon dogmatism. We shall respect, not 
distrust them for this. For it is our own attitude. How can one 
have any other these days? Armies swamped by circumstances 
they cannot control, doing things, as Henri Barbusse says, in the 
face of heaven that no one wants to do, managed by diplomats 
who have been caught in a scheme they had not the wit to manipu- 
late justly, all mankind brutalizing, killing, destroying — who cares 
to be complacent? 

The clean, hard heroism of France; the consciousness that our 
country has claims transcending our own; the love of liberty, 
worth dying for; all these are profoundly humiliating to personal 
vanity. In more ways than we have yet realized we are thinking 
of ourselves in terms of institutions and qualities bigger than we 
are. I should say that in this way we are beginning to get ac- 
quainted with God. 

I was talking this all over with a civilian the other day. He 
said: "I like to think of your still being educated. Heaven 
knows you need it. But I thought we were training you up 
there to beat Germany." 

Well, that is precisely the reason and justification for this 
extra-military school of the soldier. It is no extravagance, no 
exhibition of silly sentiment on the part of the Government, un- 
necessary and unwise at this time, keeping us behindhand in 
fulfilling our obligations in France. No, it is making us better 
fighters. Only the narrowest and most mechanical imagination 

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would keep such an army as ours everlastingly drilling. Stupid 
minds and frayed nerves would be the result. We are being 
given enough of our normal environments to keep us cheerful and 
alert, capable of doing the military with enthusiasm and vigor. 
This is good psychology; the War Department has been wise 
enough to act upon it. So shall the war be won. 

There is also a future to be borne in mind, aprh la guerre. The 
war will end, but the dead past will not utterly bury its dead. 
We shall have the living dead of shattered nerves and wrecked 
bodies among us, the pitiful residuum of war. But, thanks to 
the foresight of the Government, we shall also have better sports- 
men, saner minds, deeper sympathies, than before the war. We 
are being educated for post-bellum days. For the music we have 
heard, the books we have read, the homes we have gone into, have 
been woven into the texture of our spirits, and will be abiding 
influences as long as life shall last. 

As I remember it, Stevenson somewhere illumined the platitude 
that "All life is a school" with examples of differential calculus 
and the band playing in the park. Both take up chapters in the 
same book of life. I think this remark occurred in "An Apology 
for Idlers." We are not idlers here in camp, and we are not 
looking for ready-made apologies. There is serious work to be 
done, and we are about it. But it is not good for seriousness to 
live alone. It grows stale and sours. The cultivation of humor 
and a healthy amount of variety are part of the school curriculum 
even of military life. And the fact that we have had so liberal 
a training will without doubt partly account for the fact that, 
although it's a long way to Berlin, we'll get there! 

Depot Brigade, Camp Devens, Mass. 
Field Hospital No. 304. 

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HEN you were a child you romped among the hills 
And were the playmate of the winds and clouds, 
You danced along the brooks, and the wood-birds 
Carolled their gladness to your waking soul; 
Such joy was yours — such April-hearted joy — 
As only baby angels feel in heaven. 
So the long years laughed by till you were grown 
To womanhood. Then on a quiet dawn 
You heard below in a near valley sounds 
Of tumult and the call of dying men. 
And straight you knew and left your hills and ran, 
And as you ran the tumult fell away. 
Many a valley since has called to you 
And you have run to it and bared your sword. 
And given freely of your life as each 
Has lain farther and farther from your hills. 
Till now but two remain of all the valleys — 
Most distant and most dim — and at this hour 
From their dark depths a voice ascends to you. 
Upborne above the frenzied carnival— 
A voice pleading in stricken syllables — 
And must it plead in vain, or will you run 
To those last valleys where the tyrant reigns 
And bare your sword that they too may be free? 
O Spirit, if you will, when you return 
You may live on in peace among your hills 
And the whole world will follow with its heart. 

RuFUS Pratt Lixcolx, M. 1). 

{From painting by Edwin B. Child) 

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ALMOST sixty years ago the members of the class of 
1862 bade farewell to one another and to the college 
in this room. As a class it had overflowed with fun and 
jollity, mirth and song, comradeship and life. I have the privi- 
lege of telling you a little about one of its members. A little 
above medium height, of slight build, with dark hair and eyes, 
his face gave you the impression of feeling and sentiment, of 
delicacy and somewhat fastidious refinement rather than of 
rugged strength. 

He enlisted immediately as second lieutenant, and after a few 
months became captain. His regiment was commanded by Col. 
Edwards, a born leader of men, who was a strict disciplinarian. 
It was assigned to the "bloody" sixth corps, whose symbol was 
the red cross. It earned its title. 

A little more than two years later — disheartening years of hard 
fighting, heavy losses, successive defeats and very few victories 
— the Federal Army was forcing its way through that no-man's 
land of mutual entanglements, undergrown forests and swamps, 
brier and brush, scrub and thicket, known as the Wilderness. 
In this almost impenetrable, unknown country, whose every foot 
and trail was well known to the enemy, where no commander 
could see more than a few rods in front of him, Lee thoroughly 
intrenched and concealed lurked in ambush, waiting to spring 
upon them. Here on the morning of May 6th a division of our 
army was advancing successfully, when suddenly in the woods 
fresh enemy brigades fell upon its flank and threatened disaster. 
Captain Lincoln's regiment was one of three ordered to charge 
full in the face of these brigades and delay their advance until 
the line could be reformed. The regiment attacked so fiercely 
that they actually drove back the astonished enemy more than 
one-half a mile. Then the Confederate, discovering the thinness 
of their unsupported line, rallied, pressed forward on their flanks 
and began to surround them. They fought their way back un- 
broken, firing steadily, until they regained the support of the 

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reformed division. The enemy's attack had been stayed and 
practically stopped, and the threatened defeat averted. The 
general in command said to their colonel: "You have made a 
splendid charge. Your regiment alone has done all that I wished 
and more than I hoped." But in this charge the regiment lost 
one-fourth of its number and Captain Lincoln was wounded. 
This was May 6th. 

On May 12th, after a week of marching by night and fighting 
by day, the regiment was holding one side of the so-called "Bloody 
Angle" near Spottsylvania. This salient in the Confederate line 
of intrenchments had just been captured by Federal troops, and 
Lee determined to retake it at all costs. He hurled wave after 
wave of attack against the intrenchment but his troops fell back 
shattered. One southern regiment was practically annihilated 
and its colors were captured just before the redoubt. There was 
no man left to defend them. Says General Gordon in command 
of the Confederates at this point: "Firing into each others' faces 
beating one another down with clubbed muskets, the foremost 
ranks fought across the embankment's crest, almost within arm's 
reach, the men behind passing up to them freshly loaded rifles 
as their own were emptied. The bullets seemed to fly in sheets. 
Standing timber fell before them. The coming of darkness failed 
to check the raging battle. It only served to increase the awful 
terror of the scene." 

As evening fell an attempt was made to relieve this regiment. 
Fresh troops crept forward and took their place, and they with- 
drew a couple of rods into the second line. Suddenly about 
9 p. M. these troops stampeded to the rear — "skedaddled" — crying 
out that the rebels were in the works. The colonel instantly 
ordered the regiment to advance with the bayonet. In the dark- 
ness of the night and a pouring rain they swept forward, cleared 
the works, held them until 3 a. m. the next morning, May 13th, 
when the enemy withdrew. 

Now only one-half of their number remained to report for duty. 
Here Captain Lincoln received a second and very serious wound, 
which disabled him for months and from which he never com- 
pletely recovered, though he returned and shared in the final 
advance on Richmond. Several times he received honorable 
mention, was bre vetted twice for bravery in the field, was pro- 

RuFUS Pratt Lincoln 287 

moted and finally left the service as colonel. Such was his first 
course of post-graduate training. 

Colonel Lincoln left the army to join the ranks of young physi- 
cians struggling for the leading place in their profession. His 
material resources were very slender, and he had few influential 
friends. Here again he won steady but at first slow promotion. 
He never could have attained eminence without the unfailing aid 
and support of the energy, ability, courage, pluck, endurance and 
wisdom of his noble wife. I say this because he would have 
commanded it. He would have emphasized this fact more strongly 
than I can. His shrewdness in diagnosis and skill in operating 
won him recognition and|favor; and he was sought for consulta- 
tion. Here the qualities of the soldier appeared. Often the 
surgeon who consulted with him agreed that only an operation 
could save the patient's life, but said that the chance of recovery 
was so slight that to operate would be useless and almost criminal. 
Dr. Lincoln answered quietly: "If our only chance lies in an 
operation, we must take it. If you will not operate, I will." 
And he calmly performed the desperate operation on a dying 
man, and saved the life of more than one sufferer. Such was the 
man who had charged in the Wilderness and stood at the 
Bloody Angle obedient to orders. 

In 1900 he developed appendicitis and was attended by the best 
surgeons in the city. They were bafiled by abnormalities in the 
position of the diseased organs, and the operation was a failure. 
After he had recovered consciousness, had learned the truth, and 
the surgeon had left the room, he said to his wife: "I am not 
afraid to die, but, oh, the disgrace of it." Death he had often 
faced, but the thought of the defeat or dishonor of his profession 
he could not endure. He died a few days later. 

His motto was that of the Roman pilot in the storm: "Nep- 
tune, you can save me if you will. Neptune, you can sink me if 
you will. But, Neptune, whether you save me or sink me, I'll 
hold my rudder true." 

During his lifetime he had^uggested to his wife a very generous 
gift to his college. Two;years^ago, therefore, Mrs. Lincoln endowed 
the Rufus T. Lincoln^professorship in memory of their only son, 
who had died some years^before, and as a fitting monument to 
her husband. 

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Mr. President: On behalf of the donors I have the honor to 
present to you this portrait of Colonel and Doctor Rufus P. 
Lincoln: soldier, surgeon, brave and courteous gentleman, a 
reverend soul, loyal to his family and friends, to his college and 
country; loyal above all to duty. May it speak eloquently to 
generations yet unborn. 



An Episode that made Frank Hosmer Illustrious 289 



fin the Class Notes for 1875 will be found a sketch of Frank Hosraer's life, 
with brief mention of his residence and services in Honolulu; but one episode 
which it was impossible to get from Mr. Hosmer himself, and which in the eyes 
of Amherst men makes him illustrious and heroic, was learned by a later visitor 
to the Sandwich Islands. — Ed.] 

THE story of the late Frank Hosmer's experience during 
the epidemic of Bubonic Plague that raged in the city of 
Honolulu in 1893 or 1891, as told by W. D. Alexander, 
Surveyor General of the Hawaiian Islands, to the writer, while 
on the Eclipse Expedition to Japan in 1896, is well worth repeating 
at this time. I will give it as nearly as possible in his own words. 

Closing the college of which he was president, and bidding 
good-bye to his wife, he left his home and offered himself to the 
Chief of Police for any service in the work of checking the plague 
that might be given him. From that time on until the scourge 
was entirely under control Mr. Hosmer threw himself into the 
work with all the energy he possessed. It soon developed that 
he was the prime organizer of all efforts being made, people of 
all classes and conditions depending on him implicitly for every 
act of counsel, authority and leadership. At the same time he 
worked hand in hand with the doctors, nurses, and even with those 
whose duty was to bury the dead in the night, taking the place 
of nurses who were stricken and caring for the sufferers wherever 
and whoever they might be. One incident may be given as 
typical of many. To one family several of whose members were 
stricken and some dying he was called in the night. Soon after 
his arrival the nurse herself was stricken, and he was left alone 
to care for the distracted family. Taking the nurse's place in the 
sick room he watched through the night, caring gently for each 
invalid, until relief could be obtained well on into the next day. 

A native official of standing, I think the Chief of Police, a man 
who had been Mr. Hosmer's bitter political enem3% and would a 

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some of the trying revolutionary times of the Islands have mur- 
dered him, told Mr. Alexander that with his energy, his efficiency, 
and cheer, Mr. Hosmer did more toward checking the plague 
than any other man in the city. 

Mr. Alexander himself, a very distinguished man in the Ha- 
waiian Islands, since deceased, could hardly find words suffi- 
ciently eulogistic to express his appreciation of the services ren- 
dered during that terrible scourge by this heroic son of Amherst 
College. We have perhaps been too heedless to appreciate this 
gentle, self-effacing, unobtrusive neighbor of ours; but for such 
services as these, so nobly and silently done, we are proud to hold 
him illustrious. 


Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 


John Franklin Genung, Editor 

Associate Editors, Walter A. Dyer '00, John B. O'Brien '05 

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 rales furnished on request 

Copyright, 1917, 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. 


THE pictures on the cover and frontispiece pages respectively 
will serve to show, or at least to hint, what an exceptional 
Commencement and College year it is in part the duty of 
this number of the Quarterly to commemorate. The procession 
shown on the cover, representing the whole assemblage of trustees, 
recipients of honorary degrees, faculty, and alumni, is a new 
feature of our Commencement season, — new, that is, in that in- 
stead of comprising a little handful of recipients of degrees with 
their escorts who emerge from the President's house and gently 
slip into the next building but one, the more comprehensive com- 
pany starts on the hill where Johnson Chapel is and make tlieir 
way in large enough numbers and long enough route to give such 
imposing effect as the ceremony is worth. The war has made our 
company relatively small this year; it will not always be so. 
The fact that some of our Commencement exercises had to be 
curtailed this year to allow our company of Plattsburgers to go 
to their camp will perhaps give point to the significance of our 
frontispiece and the Amherst faith and loyalty which it connotes. 


HENEVER an Amherst man reads of General Peyton C. 
March, our United States Army's Chief of Staff, let him 
remember with pride that General March is a grandson 

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of Amherst, his father being Prof. Francis A. March, Amherst 
'45, whose portrait hangs in Johnson Chapel as that of one of our 
most distinguished alumni and one of the renowned scholars of 
the world. General March's alma mater was Lafayette College 
(A. B. '84), where his father was a professor; but Amherst may 
claim the humbler distinction of being his alma avia, with the 
sincere pride and honor that befits the relation. 

HITCHCOCK FIELD, the place where we made so good a 
beginning at setting the whole college at play, — what of 
that in these days ? Well, the boys have gone in large num- 
bers to sterner fields of exercise, and the land where two years ago 
were tennis courts and other places for sport is now laid out in gar- 
den plots where members of the Faculty and others may raise vege- 
tables they need for these war times. Nothing could be more fit- 
ting and patriotic than this. So to their liberal learning numbers 
of the professors are adding practical horticulture and the sense of 
bodily fatigue-centers which tennis and golf had left uninvaded. 
The editor inspected those comely garden plots the other day, 
and naturally enough found more weeds and fewer hoe marks in 
some than in others; but never mind, there's odds in professors as 
in everybody else. 

THE following is quoted from a letter written by W. G. 
SchaufHer, Jr., an aviator in France, to his father, Lieut. 
Col. Wilham G. Schauffler, '86: 
"I flew a new bus up from Paris, the same kind I did before, 
and had a fine trip. The two days we were waiting for clear 
weather in Paris we had a taste of the long range gun. Isn't it a 
remarkable thing? One noon a shell struck a building right along- 
side of me and killed several people, but as a whole the Parisians 
don't seem to mind it now just as long as it doesn't come from 
the aeroplane. . . 

"Coyle, one of our bunch, saw a funny thing connected with 
the big gun. He was walking along a street when one of the shells 
hit the house across the way, but from the rear. He heard the 
explosion and was looking for a shower of bricks — or rather for 

Editorial Notes 293 

a place to dodge the shower — when all of a sudden a great green 
parrot came screeching out of a blown-out window yelling, 'Oh 
my God! the dirty Huns!' over and over in English. Coyle was 
so surprised he could hardly move for a second, and then he 
rushed in to see who the English-speaking people were who 
owned the parrot with the choice line of talk. They were English, 
and none of them were hurt at all, so everything was all right. 
Nobody in the building was killed, but several were cut by the 
falling glass and plaster. 

" I'd like to own that parrot and hear what he had to say after 
a few nights up in this section when things break loose." 

OWING to the publication in this issue of the complete 
Roster of Amherst Men in service, and an otherwise 
crowded number, it has been found necessary to omit the 
individual war notes and news of men at the front. The editors 
are planning to publish an unusually complete and interesting 
collection of notes of Amherst men in service in the November 

BY reason of decreased enrollment because of the war, it 
is quite likely that Amherst College will face another 
operating deficit next year. The alumni everywhere are 
called upon to rally to the support of their Alma Mater in this 
contingency and to do what they can to send boys to Amherst. 
A special two-years course has been arranged, as described by 
Professor Newlin in the last issue of the Quarterly, for students 
who are within two years of draft age and who could not therefore 
expect to complete a four-years' course. This plan offers an un- 
usual opportunity for such men, but it needs advertising. It is 
up to the alumni to see to it that prospective students everywhere 
learn of it. Let each of us constitute himself a publicity committee 
of one. On request, Mr. Allis will suggest ways and means, and 
will send a copy of the new booklet, "Amherst in War Time." 
Let us serve together. 


ERE is a question for debate. How much attention should 
a college of liberal arts pay to the so-called fine arts? Is 
there anything wrong with a college that has produced 

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one great architect, one great playwright, and a mere corporal's 
guard of artists, musicians, and men of letters scattered through 
the honorable ranks of successful business men, educators, men of 
affairs, doctors, lawyers, and clergymen? To be specific, should 
Amherst College do more to foster an appreciation of beauty, as 
well as of science and learning, as a part of the higher culture? 
We have heard mild criticisms along this line. If any Amherst 
alumnus has a conviction on this point, let his voice be heard. 

^^ ^^^ ; 

t-M ^'T*-*-!^. 

2i) LiETTT. (haui.ks \V. Chapman, "18 

An Immortal Six 295 



Up to the time of going to press the records show that six 
of the Amherst men who have engaged in national war service 
have offered up the supreme sacrifice for their country, have 
faced the ultimate Great Adventure. Some of them died in 
the midst of the actual din of battle. Later casualty lists will 
undoubtedly bring us other names to sorrow and glory over, 
but these six stand in a special roll of honor as the first to give 
their lives in the struggle for those principles which are part 
and parcel of the Amherst tradition. 

The first of these was Merrill Stanton Gaunt, '14, who was 
a member of the Harvard Ambulance Unit and saw service 
near Verdun. He died of cerebro-spinal meningitis on April 3, 

1916, at Bar-le-Duc, France, having contracted infection from 
soldiers wounded by shrapnel. He was awarded the Croix de 
Guerre and his death was a worthy end to a devoted life. 

Frank J. McFarland, '12, was the first to die in the uniform 
of the United States National Army. He was acting Sergeant 
apprentice of Battery A, 305th Field Artillery. He died at Camp 
Upton, Long Island, on October 29, 1917, from injuries received 
in a railroad crash at the camp the previous day. 

Birdseye Blakeman Lewis, '10, died in France on November 3, 

1917. Full particulars of his death were never received. He 
held the rank of Major on General Pershing's staff and was in 
the aviation section of the U. S. Signal Corps. 

Roger C. Perkins, '17, was the first of our recent graduates to 
lose his life in the service. He had enlisted in the aviation branch 
and was engaged in training at Key West, Fla., when, on March 
14, 1918, his hydro-aeroplane became disabled and he was killed 
by the fall. 

Charles W. Chapman, '18, was the first Amherst undergraduate 
soldier to meet his death. He was a Second Lieutenant in the 
aviation section in France and was killed in a spectacular air 

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battle northwest of Toul on May 3, 1918, after bringing down his 
German adversary. 

Harry A. Bullock, '99, was the oldest and best known of the 
honored six. He was Assistant Quartermaster in the First Di- 
vision, A. E. F., with the rank of Captain, and was killed by an 
aerial bomb near Cantigny, France, on May 30th. 

This brief summary is perhaps sufficient for purposes of record 
and editorial comment seems somehow futile and out of place. 
The facts speak for themselves. These loyal Amherst men have 
given their lives for all the rest of us and our feeling is one of 
reverent grief lighted up by a certain lofty and triumphant pride, 
tempered, it may be, with honest humility. These six have not 
died in vain. Let their names be emblazoned forever on the 
hearts of Amherst men. 

Footnote. — Fuller particulars regarding the deaths of these men may be 
found in this and previous issues of the Quarterly as follows: Gaunt, on page 296, 
August, 1916, and subsequent issues; McFarland in February, 1918, page 157; 
Lewis in February, 1918, page 155; Perkins in May, 1918, on pages 187 and 232; 
Chapman and Bullock in the present issue among the class notes of '18 and '99. 

Hale, '06, has been reported killed, but later advices report him alive and unhurt. 
An account of his achievements appeared in February, 1918, on page 87. 

The College Year 297 



A SUMMARY of the year at the College is necessarily a 
brief account of the effect of the war on us and our activi- 
ties. The call to service has taken from the Faculty 
Professor Nelligan, who has been in charge of all athletics at Camp 
Devens, lately with the rank of Captain. Professor Toll, with 
the rank of Captain, is attached to the Surgeon General's Office, 
and is working as psychological examiner at various cantonments. 
Professor Arthur U. Pope, who for a time was helping the Depart- 
ment of Philosophy, was called away for work in the intelligence 
propaganda. Professor C. W. Cobb left the Department of 
Mathematics, and is in Washington, with the rank of Captain, 
working on the courses of instruction for the schools of aviation. 
Professor H. C. Lancaster is in France engaged in Y. M. C. A. 
work with the French army. Professor R. G. Gettell is in Wash- 
ington at work on some of the problems of the Shipping Board. 
Mr. Leland Olds is also working for the Shipping Board, specifi- 
cally on labor problems. Professor Stewart was in Washington 
for part of the winter helping to work out the policy of the Third 
Liberty Loan. Professor A. W. Marsh, of the Department of 
Physical Education, was drafted into the army. He held the 
rank of First Lieutenant in the R. O. T. C. before he left. Pro- 
fessors Eastman and Parker took up again this spring their work 
with the R. O. T. C. as Major and Captain, respectively. Professor 
Eastman is at Plattsburg this summer taking further training. 

Other members of the Faculty are doing their part of the work 
while still in Amherst. Professor Manthey-Zorn is working to 
counteract German propaganda among Germans in the United 
States. Professor Doughty has been at work all winter in the 
laboratory on chemical problems for the Government. Professors 
Eastman and Bigelow have been reading German periodicals for 
purposes of Government supervision. 

The courses in military science have been organized into a regu- 

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lar unit of the R. O. T. C, at first under the command of Lieut. 
G. W. B. Kinnear of the Canadian Expeditionary Force; later, 
when he was recalled, under Col. R. H. Wilson, U. S. A., retired, 
assisted by Major F. C. Damon, M. V. M., members of the Corps 
receive college credit for the work. A machine-gun course on the 
same basis of Government recognition as the R. O. T. C. has 
been in charge of J. K. Eilert, '18, a Major in the R, O. T. C, 
who studied machine guns at the Springfield Armory. The class 
has had a Colt automatic and a heavy Browning gun for instruc- 
tion. The Corps sent twenty men in May to the fourth Ofiicers' 
Training Camp at Devens, and somewhat more than a hundred 
members were recommended for the Plattsburg camp in June. 

Aside from the R. O. T. C, the most important change in the 
curriculum is a special two-year course of study for students 
within two years of draft age, merely as a war measure, not as a 
permanent return to the old system of "special students." Except 
for the requirements of English and mathematics, such students 
are allowed free election of courses, and may transfer to the regular 
arts course by completing its requirements. 

Special war courses are offered by various departments: one in 
astronomy and navigation for naval men, and one in topographical 
drawing and military map-making, by the Department of Mathe- 
matics; one in radio-telegraphy by the Department of Physics; 
individual study and research as preparation for Government 
work, by the Department of Chemistry; research work in biology 
with reference to medical and sanitary work, by the Department 
of Biology. 

Amherst has had this year but 317 students as against a normal 
five hundred. One hundred and eighty-three men who would 
normally be in college are in the army or navy, and seven in other 
war work. The Senior Class had no more than forty members 
last fall; of these only twenty-seven were present to receive their 
diplomas in June. All the classes have lost members, not only in 
the groups that have gone to the training camps, but to Army 
and Navy aviation, tank service, medical corps, and other branches 
throughout the year. 

Naturally this state of affairs has had its effect on athletics, in 
the decreased interest, shifting personnel of teams, and restriction 
of schedules. The football season, however, was fairly successful 

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except for the Williams' game. Basketball was a failure, — the 
team won only one game. There were few swimming meets, but 
in these the team made a fair showing, as did the track team under 
the coaching of "Don" Young. In tennis, the two matches 
played were less important in results than was the individual 
work of the captain, E. H. Hendrickson, who won in the course of 
the season both the National Junior Indoor Championship and 
the New England Intercollegiate Championship. 

Many of the customary activities and festivities were cancelled 
outright, such as Glee Club concerts, class smokers, Sabrina 
Banquet, Senior Hop and Junior Prom. The Christian Associa- 
tion, though obliged to close its rooms to save coal, has been active 
in prison camp work, supplying reading matter, etc., to men in 
service, and entertainment at Devens, in addition to such of its 
usual work as it could carry on. 

In general, the undergraduates have steadied to their college 
work better this year than last. Scholarship statistics so far as 
they have been compiled are much more nearly normal than were 
those of last year. 

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A SMALL and quiet commencement season was expected 
and had this year; for many of the more recent classes 
had resolved not to hold formal reunions, and it was 
known that less than half of the graduating class would be 
present to receive their degrees in person. What the effect of this 
would be upon the spirit and mood of the occasion was a matter 
of uncertainty, not to say of dread. It turned out to be one of our 
most notable and satisfying commencements, especially as a re- 
union season where the older alumni, their wives with them and 
having many of their sons in the army or navy, could live their 
college days over again and compare reminiscences of their expe- 
riences since. It was quite distinctively a commencement season 
of the elderly alumni, to whom life has already brought rich 
returns of spiritual and material welfare. Serious too — as must 
needs be in such a time as this — but it was the wholesome seri- 
ousness of steadfastness and resolve and hope. 

We need only give here, in bulletin fashion, some leading 
features of the commencement season as they were reported in 
the public prints. 

The Baccalaureate Service. — The preliminary jubilations 
incident to Saturday evening were wholly dispensed with, almost 
the first sign that alumni were present at all being their appear- 
ance in reassuring numbers at the baccalaureate service in College 
Church. The baccalaureate sermon was given by Professor Albert 
Parker Fitch, who took as his text John xix, 12: "If thou let this 
man go, thou art no friend of Cajsar." The conflict of ideas in- 
duced by the war, and the contrast of Christian idealism to Cse- 
sarism were dwelt upon in an inspiring address. We give the 
final paragraphs, the address to the class: 

"Fellow classmates, I turn to you, young men, who still have 
honor in your eyes. For better or for worse the field of reflection 
will not be yours for some years to come. A stern and desperate 
fate calls you into immediate and most strenuous activity. But 

The Commencement Season 301 

in that moral world of conduct what shall we do, who would help 
our idea, the Christ-idea against Caesar and his paganism? When- 
ever we shall assert, and act, that every human life comes out from 
God and that to exploit and dishonor it is to exploit and dishonor 
Him there we live as young idealists. Whenever we assert that 
the revealer of the eternal is a human spirit and that therefore 
men may not be used for hot and frivolous and cruel and heart- 
less things, there we stand up to the faitli of our college and no 
less to the faith of our Lord. The call of the hour to the free thinker 
is to insist on the inalienable rights and the supreme values of the 
individual and to work out without blenching all the implications 
for church, society and state, which that carries. It is not difficult 
to prove our thesis for where did the world's ideals come from? 
They arose in awe and tears out of a human soul. 

"Ever^^ time we put pleasure before principle; desire before 
character; conquest before justice; the things of this world before 
the rights of the men who inhabit it, there we range ourselves with 
the idea which wars on Christ, with the paganism which is now 
drenching the continents in sorrow. Wherever we revere ourselves 
and our fellow-men as expressions of the eternal; wherever we 
exalt the sanctity of personality and acknowledge the holy mystery 
of every human life; wherever we put the good of the many over 
against the domination of a few, whenever we say we will not own 
what we cannot share, we confess the idea which lies behind all 
free education, all democratic states, all just industry, every 
actually Christian institution. And nothing is needed to lay 
Caesar low except to leave Christ free." 

The Afternoon Concert.— The annual commencement concert 
was given in College hall in the afternoon of Sunday, under the 
direction of Prof. William Pingry Bigelow, '89, and was enjoyed 
by a large audience. The program consisted of Beethoven's Sym- 
phony No. 1, played by the College Orchestra with the aid of 
men from the Boston Symphony, and the St. Cecilia mass of 
Gounod, sung by a chorus made up of College and town singers. 
The soloists were Miss Anna M. Wollman, soprano; E. E. Hosmer, 
tenor; W. B. March, bass; Miss Bessie McGuinness and Miss 
Laura Kidder, pianists. 

The Reunions. — Accounts of these will be found in the latter 

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part of this number. All of these, so far as known, were homelike 
and domestic, the wives attending and dining with the husbands, 
and many acquaintanceships made and renewed. It was the for- 
tune of the present writer to attend the supper of the fifteen-year 
class, which, not having arranged for a formal reunion, yet mus- 
tered sixteen members and wives all told, and he has seldom had 
a more enjoyable time. These reunions will long be remembered 
as the especially valued feature of the Commencement week. 

Commencement Day Service. — Instead of the hitherto cus- 
tomary commencement speeches by graduates a short address to 
the graduating class was given by President Meiklejohn. He 
said to them, in part: 

"When we present these degrees as bachelor of arts, what does 
it all mean? It means that these men before me are being re- 
ceived into a fellowship, a comradeship into which they enter and 
into which we are glad to receive them. First, there is the fellow- 
ship of the college itself — the comradeship of those who love 
these hills, these trees, the new fraternity houses, Johnson Chapel, 
this old College hall, the new library. These men enter into the 
heritage of those who love this place and who enter into its per- 

"Then there is the comradeship of joyous youth — the comrade- 
ship of quip and jest, of thrust and parry. Close to this is the 
comradeship of scholarship — an acquaintance with the world of 
Plato, Dante, and Shakespeare. This fellowship is alive in every 
corner of the civilized world — in every laboratory, every study, 
every corner of the earth. It is the fellowship of those who seek 
to know, to understand. 

"We are seeking to find the way of truth. But this way is lost, 
overcome by a mad, strange hurricane of force. It runs amuck, 
and scholars are the ones who must find it again. We stand for 
seeking the way of human life. You are our fellows in the com- 
radeship of truth." 

Degrees were awarded to sixty-five students out of a class of 
one hundred and three members, but many of the sixty -five were 
not present to receive the honors, being in military or naval 
service of the United States. Twenty -five of the sixty-five 
received their degrees honoris causa for three years of work and 

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eleven others who had finished the four-years' course received 
them in absentia as they were unable to attend commencement, 
all these men now being in khaki or blue. 

The degree of bachelor of arts honoris causa was conferred on 
all those men who completed three years of work and who are 
now in the service of the United States or her allies. Among these 
was Charles Wesley Chapman, Jr., of Waterloo, la., who was 
killed in an aviation fight over the German lines about a month 
before and was the first member of the class of 1918 to die in the 
war. Four of the "honorary bachelors" were present to receive 
their unique diplomas. 

The following honorary degrees were conferred, the formulas of 
award being pronounced by Professor Williston Walker, '83, of 
Yale University: 

LL.D. William Allan Neilson, President of Smith College. 
President Neilson is one of the leading English scholars in this 
country and his work as investigator in the period of Mediaeval 
and Elizabethan literature, as editor and as a leading member of 
many learned societies, has given him an international reputation. 
President Neilson has held professorships in English at Bryn 
Mawr, Columbia, Harvard and Radcliffe. He has lectured at the 
University of California and at the Sorbonne as exchange professor. 
At the close of his courses there he received the medal of the Uni- 
versity of Paris in recognition of his services to the University in 
wartime. As editor, his activities in English scholarship have 
covered a wide field. He has been president of the New England 
Association of teachers of English, Vice-president of the American 
Folklore Society and of the Modern Language Association of 
America and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and 

LL.D. General Sir James Willcocks, soldier and governor 
of Bermuda since 1917. His distinguished services to the British 
government in Egypt, the Soudan, Burmah, South Africa and 
India have been many times recognized. In 1900 he received the 
freedom of the city of London and a sword of honor and was 
mentioned in the King's speech at the opening of the first Parlia- 
ment. He served in the European war in 1914 and 1915, and was 
twice mentioned in dispatches. 

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LL.D. Frank Dickinson Blodgett, President of Adelphi 
College and a graduate of Amherst College in the Class of 1893. 
President Blodgett was a professor of Greek and Latin and later 
of Logic and Pedagogics in the State Normal School, Oneonta, 
New York, for twenty years. In 1912 and 1913 he was Mayor of 
Oneonta and since 1915 has been President of Adelphi College, 
Chairman of the Educational Committee of the Central Branch 
of the Y. M. C. A., Brooklyn, and President of the Amherst 
Alumni Association of Brooklyn. 

D.D. Rev. James Dexter Taylor, Missionary of the Ameri- 
can Board of Commissioners of Foreign Missions, a graduate of 
Amherst College in the Class of 1896. Dr. Taylor is now in this 
country completing a revision which is practically a new transla- 
tion of the Zulu Bible. Thirty-one years ago the first edition of 
the complete Zulu Bible reached Natal. The translation was the 
work of twenty individuals and imperfect as it was, this version 
has had an immense influence on Zulu life. For fifteen years the 
Natal Missionary Conference had in hand the task of a thorough 
revision which was finally committed to one member of the 
American Mission, the Rev. Mr. Taylor, with the best native 
assistant obtainable. The present work which will have taken 
nearly five years by the time it is completed, is a revision of 
manuscripts already prepared by a previous reviser, rendering it 
practically a double revision of two existing texts. 

D.D. Rev. Ferdinand Quincy Blanchard, Congregational 
minister, a graduate of Amherst College in the Class of 1898, 
Mr. Blanchard has had parishes in Southington, Conn., in East 
Orange, N. J., and is at present pastor of the Euclid Avenue Con- 
gregational Church, Cleveland. He was a member of the School 
Board at Southington and a member of the Board of Education 
at East Orange and for two years was President of the Board. 
His present parish is one of the strongest in northern Ohio. He is 
a member of the Executive Committee of the American Missionary 
Association and its secretary. He is the author of an edition of 
Treasure Island, of several hymns and a published volume of 

M.A. Walter Taylor Field, author, member of the editorial 
staff of Ginn & Company, Chicago, and a graduate of Amherst 

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College in the Class of 1883. After graduation Mr. Field engaged 
in newspaper work in Chicago and then studied and travelled in 
Italy. He is the author of a series of literary readers for schools 
which have shown critical ability coupled with an unusual literary 

M.A. Charles Beebe Raymond, manufacturer, administrator 
of many public trusts. Mr. Raymond is second Vice-president of 
the B. F. Goodrich Co. of Akron, Ohio, Director of the First-Second 
National Bank of Akron, a Vice-president of the Amherst Alumni 
Council, a Trustee of Kenyon College, and has been actively con- 
nected with many of the public institutions of his home, Akron, 
Ohio. He is Senior Warden of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 
President of the Board of Trustees of the City Hospital, Trustee 
of the Mary Day Nursery and Children's Hospital, President of 
the Board of Trustees of the Young Women's Christian Associa- 
tion, a member of the Akron War Council, and for two years active 
President of the American Red Cross, Summit County Chapter. 
For two years he was President of the Akron Chamber of Com- 
merce and for the past six years he has been Chairman of the 
Water Committee, having in charge the building of the new five 
million dollar municipal water plant. 

Following the conferring of the honorary degrees a portrait of 
Dr. Rufus Pratt Lincoln, '62, painted by Edwin B. Child, '90, 
was presented to the college. The presentation address, which 
will be found on another page, was given by Professor Emeritus 
John M. Tyler. 

The Dinner — At the Commencement dinner following the 
exercises President Rush Rhees, '83, of Rochester University 
acted as toastmaster, and informal addresses were made by 
him, President Meiklejohn, General Sir James Willcocks, Gov- 
ernor of Bermuda, President Neilson of Smith College, and 

President Meiklejohn announced that within the past year and 
a half the endowment funds of the college had been increased by 
$675,000. This includes class gifts to the alumni fund this com- 
mencement amounting to $21,000 contributed by the following 
classes: 1868, $200; 1877, $300; 1882, $1500; 1890, $2000; 1892, 
$3000; 1893, $13,000; 1898, $330; 1903, $400. 


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In addition to this, $15,000 has been contributed by alumni 
toward the operating deficit of the college for the current year 
which will amount to approximately $20,000. The alumni fund 
at this commencement passed the $100,000 mark at which time 
the income of the fund goes to the college for general college 
purposes. During the past five years there has been appropriated 
from the fund for instruction in the college $22,000. 

It was announced that the reunion trophy cup was awarded to 
the Class of 1868, the 50-year class, with a percentage of 46. 

The Alumni Council 


£Dfiinal anti i^erjsonal 


For the past three months the Coun- 
cil has concerned itself chiefly in an 
attempt to aid the College to meet its 
current obligations, and to show in a 
concrete way how Amherst is meeting 
war conditions. 

During the winter the serious finan- 
cial situation confronting Amherst in 
common with other American colleges, 
because of the war, was brought to the 
attention of the Finance Committee of 
the Alumni Council, by the Board of 
Trustees, and the alumni of the College 
were appealed to by the committee for 
aid. As a result it was announced at 
Commencement that $15,655.60 had 
been contributed by four hundred and 
thirty-four alumni toward the operating 
expenses of the College for the current 
year. The operating deficit for the year 
has been estimated at $20,000, the loss 
in tuition for the current year being ap- 
proximately this amount. 

The class gifts to the Alumni Fund at 
Commencement brought the Fund over 
the $100,000 mark, at which time the 
income of the P^und goes to the College 
for general college purposes. During 
the past five years there has been appro- 
priated from the Fund for Instruction 
$22,230.00 and for the Publicity work 
of the Council $934.30. The class gifts 
to the Alumni Fund at Commencement 
were as follows: 

1868 $ 250.00 1892 $ 3,000.00 

1877 314.10 1893 13,000.00 

1882 1,588.00 1898 331.78 

1890 2,000.00 1903 400.00 

These gifts amounting to $20,883.88 
were the means of bringing twice that 
amount to the College as an alumnus 
had offered to give to the Endowment 
Funds of the College an amount equal 
to the class gifts to the Alumni Fund 
this Commencement. 

To show to alumni and to prospective 
students and their parents how Amherst 
has been meeting war conditions, the 
Council has published through its Pub- 
licity Committee an illustrated booklet 
"Amherst in the War". Prof. George 
F. Whicher edited the booklet which 
was printed under the supervision of the 
Tracy-Parry Company of Philadelphia 
(William B. Tracy, '08, Edwin S. Parry, 
'01, Robert C. Powell, '06). Photo- 
graphs, taken by Gordon of Holyoke, 
have been reproduced to some extent 
by the public press, a remarkable full 
page photograph of Johnson Chapel ap- 
pearing in the issue of June 16th of the 
New York Tribune. Several thousand 
copies of this booklet have been dis- 
tributed among prospective students 
and alumni who have shown special in- 
terest in the College. Copies may be 
obtained on application to Frederick S. 
AUis, Secretary, Amherst, Mass. 

Amherst men continue to take ad- 
vantage of the privileges of the Ameri- 
can University Union and the New 
England Bureau in Paris. The follow- 
ing men have registered either at the 
Union or the Bureau since the last issue 
of the Qu.\rterly: 

Henry S. Loomis, '13, Air Service 


Amherst Graduates' Quarterly 

William T. Loomis, '17, 1st Lieut. A. S. 
S. C; Charles W. Chapman, '18, 2d 
Lieut. Aviation; Herbert L. Pratt, '95, 
Y. M. C. A.; John R. Cotton, '19, Es- 
cadrille; Raymond Ingersoll, '97, Y. M. 
C. A.; James A. Sprenger, '08, Y. M. 
C. A.; J. Gerald Cole, '15, 1st Lieut. 
56th Artillery; Frank R. Otte, '16, 2d 
Lieut. 32d Inf.; Henry I. Fillman, '17, 
2d Lieut. F. A.; Horatio E. Smith, 'OS, 
Y. M. C. A.; Louis G. Caldwell, '13; 
George B. Parks, '11, A. E. F.; Henry 
Knauth, '18, 2d Lieut. A. E. F.; Fred- 
eric A. Washburn, '92, Major M. O. R. 
C; Lawrence C. Ames, '19, Cadet, 
Aviation; Hugh L. Hamilton, '20, U. 
S. A. A. S.; Richard H. Bacon, '15, 2d 
Lieut. F. A.; Sigourney Thayer, '18, 
1st Lieut. Aviation; Henry S. Kingman, 
'15, S. S. U. 539; William G. Rogers, 
'18, S. S. U. 539; John B. Warner, '10, 
1st Lieut. 16th Inf.; Frank G. Finch, 
'14, Inf. 5th Machine Gun Battalion. 

Through the courtesy of Harold I. 
Pratt, '00, the third installment of Ser- 
vice Records of Amherst men in the 
Army and Na\y were taken to Paris 
in June. There is now, therefore, at the 
New England Bureau at the L^niversity 
Union a duplicate set of the cards of the 
War Records Committee, so that Am- 
herst men in Paris on visiting the 
Bureau can find some details at least 
about the eight hundred Amherst men 
in the Army and Navy. 

Prof. J. Vi. Cimliffe, of Columbia 
University, has been appointed director 
of the London branch of the University 
Union with headquarters in the Farm- 
ers' Loan and Trust Company Building, 
16 Pall Mall East. Excellent hotel ar- 
rangements have been made with the 
St. James's Palace Hotel on Bury Street 
near Jermyn Street and Piccadilly Cir- 
cus. It is expected that a branch of the 
Union at Rome will be established soon. 


Boston. — The Amherst men of Bos- 
ton and vicinity held an informal re- 
imion at the Boston City Club on 
Monday evening. May 13th. This 
gathering was in the nature of an in- 
formal dinner and no great effort was 
made to get the men out, owing to the 
fact that Amherst was the leader in 
starting the "All College Rally." How- 
ever, the affair was a success from all 
points of view; over one hundred were 
present, and the speeches aroused much 

A feature of the evening was an origi- 
nal song by E. W. Stedman, '10, entitled 
"Up and at 'Em." After singing it 
the first time, he was called upon for 
repeated encores. 

Rev. Dr. W^ G. Thayer, '85, head of 
St. Marks school, presided and the other 

speakers included Lieutenant Governor 
Calvin Coolidge, '95; Claude Hubbard, 
'12; Senator George B. Churchill, '89; 
Lieutenant D. B. Temple, '17; and Dr. 
A. P. Fitch of the Amherst College 
faculty. The address of Dr. Fitch made 
a profound impression upon all present. 
He told of the splendid sacrifice Amherst 
is making in the war, as illustrated by 
what the father of Charles W. Chap- 
man, '18, WTote concerning his son's 
death in an air battle in France — "I am 
proud and thankful for my son's death." 
Lieutenant Temple spoke of the life at 
Plattsburg. Hubbard spoke of war 
camp actix'ities at Camp Devens. Lieu- 
tenant Governor Coolidge was intro- 
duced as the next Governor of ^lassa- 
chusetts. Dr. Fitch related some of his 
experiences in France last summer. 

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The Association fe-elected its officers 
for the ensuing year. 

Worcester. — On Thursday evening, 
April 11th, the Amherst Alumni of 
Worcester held an informal meeting 
at which Dr. W. C. Seelye, '95, pre- 
sided. President Meiklejohn and Cap- 
tain Nelligan were the speakers of the 

Cle\t;l.\nd. — The first debate of the 
Amherst Debating League in Cleve- 
land, founded last winter by the Am- 
herst Alumni in Cleveland, was held on 
May 17th in the Shaw High School 
between Shaw High of East Cleveland 
and the GlenviUe High School of Cleve- 
land. The question debated was "That 
a Single Tax on land values should be 
adopted in the United States." The 
debate roused much interest and en- 
thusiasm and was won by Shaw High, 
supporting the affirmative. A third 

school, the University School of Cleve- 
land, is anxious to join the League and 
next year the contest will probably be 
among these three schools. 

Camp De^'exs. — Saturday, May 
18th, was Amherst Day at Camp 
Devens. President Meiklejohn and 
Dean Olds, representing the College, 
thoroughly inspected the camp in the 
afternoon and in the evening they at- 
tended a gathering of all the Amherst 
men in the camp at the War Commu- 
nity Headquarters. The men gathered 
for a supper and a sing and just a good 
get-together without speeches. The 
affair was under the supervision of 
Walter R. Agard, '15, Captain Nelligan 
of Amherst, Captain Winslow, '89, Dr. 
Ladd, '10, C. W'. Tyler, '09, Professor 
Eastman of Amherst, and about fifty 
Amherst men attending the Officers' 
Reserve Corps training camp were 



Seven members of the class of "63, 
comprising three ministers, three law- 
yers, and one doctor, celebrated the 
Fifty-fifth anniversary of graduation by 
a class supper at the Hotel Nonotuck 
in Holyoke, on the evening of June -Ith, 
and on the following day attended the 
Commencement exercises at Amherst. 

Adv'ancing years have not lessened 
the congenial spirits of old-time class- 
mates as they recalled the pleasant 
years of college life and called to mind 
former associations. 

The Civil War began while we were 
in college and fifteen of our class joined 
the army. Among those who entered 
the service was our classmate Frazer 
Augustus Stearns, the son of our college 

president. His early death in the con- 
flict brought sorrow to his many friends 
and dear classmates. Henry Ward 
Beecher thus spoke of his death: 

"TMiile we bring our sorrowing sym- 
pathy we also bear congratulations. A 
long and full life has been completed, 
half a century of ordinary li\Tng in an 
hour. His country accepts that life 
given for her and records his name 

Nor is his work done. Of the hun- 
dreds of generous young men who will 
surround his bier, will there be one 
whose heart will be unsusceptible to the 
lesson taught by the self-sacrifice of 
this young patriot.''" 

As a few of us returned to Amherst 
this year and found so many students 
absent on account of the present war, 
we recalled the past history of former 


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days when the war was waged to secure 
a United Country. Now, it is waged to 
secure a Peace for a United World. 

The following are the members of the 
class who attended the reunion: 

Rev. Frederick B. Allen of Boston; 
Edward W. Chapin, Esq., of Holyoke, 
Mass.; Rev. LeavittH. Hallock of Port- 
land, Me.; Dr. Henry O. Marcy, Boston; 
Rev. James G. Merrill, Winter Park, 
Fla.; Henry O. Smith, Esq., Leicester, 
Mass.; Joseph A. Titus, Esq., Worces- 
ter, Mass. 

The class of 1868 won the Reunion 
Trophy Cup at Amherst with fifteen of 
the twenty-three living graduates pres- 
ent. L. G. Yoe, of Chicago, is president 
of the class, George T. Buffum, vice- 
president, and William A. Brown, sec- 
retary and treasurer. The following 
report in regard to the semi-centennial 
reunion is submitted by William A. 
Brown : 

For five years the class had looked 
forward to their Semi-Centennial with 
the keenest interest, regarding it as a 
climax, the top of the hill from which to 
survey the past and surmise as to the 
future and thus a strong representation 
was to be expected. 

Out of twenty-three living graduates 
fifteen attended the Reunion Dinner on 
June 4th, at Class Headquarters, the 
Cosby House, viz. : Ball, Bayley, Brown 
Buchanan, Buffum, Eaton, French, 
Hewett, Lancaster, Miner, Rockwell, 
Smart, Smith, Tyler and Yoe, and 
these were regaled by the speeches of 
classmates, being especially edified by 
the remarks of Prof. W. T. Hewett, 
Hon. Francis W. Rockwell and Judge 
Stephen S. Lancaster. A very interest- 
ing poem by Wheeler and letters from 
Peabody and others also were read. The 
class baby, Willard H. Wood (Amherst 
'93), also was present, but the adopted 
daughter of the class. Miss Edith A. 
Winship, was absent in Paris doing Can- 
teen work for Y. M. C. A. The class roll 
includes many Grand Army men, and 
a number of sons of the class are now 
in our Army "over there."' Buffum 

and Lancaster had just said Godspeed 
to sons, army boys ready to sail at a 
moment's notice. 

After reading the above none will be 
surprised that the class of '68 won the 
Reunion Trophy Contest. 

The class was honored by and felt 
much pleased with a visit from Presi- 
dent Meiklejohn and Secretary Allis on 
Monday evening, June 3d. 

On the evening of the 4th inst., '68, 
in full attendance, formally presented 
Sabrina to the class of 1903, the gift 
being received by Secretary Clifford P. 
Warren and acknowledged by the class 
orator. The class of '68 is now headed 
straight for its next Reunion in 1921 
coincident with the College Centennial. 

On Wednesday p. m. the class placed 
flowers on the graves of all their old 
teachers whose memory they hold with 
deepest reverence and affection. The 
class has drunk deep of the Amherst 
spirit and finds it good, revivifying, 
strengthening — God bless Amherst 
College! How dark would be a college 
Commencement without the presence 
of its Alumni in large numbers! And 
thus we believe in the Reunion Trophy 
Contest; it helps — Preserve it faith- 

Also we believe that the location of 
the Amherst House is the best location 
as a gathering place for all those who 
for one reason or another maj^ wish to 
visit the village of Amherst, and that 
in the hands of a really artistic architect 
the present hotel building can be re- 
modeled so as to be entirely satisfactory 
to the officials of the College. The Re- 
union, a momentous occasion for the 
members of the class, was successful 
and satisfactory in every respect. 

As our esteemed brother Edwin F. 
Bayley is expected to treat the subject 
of our Semi-Centennial, from a different 
viewpoint and on broader lines, the 

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above is submitted as a preliminary and 
partial report. 

The following ode was written for 
the Jubilee Reunion by Hiland Hill 
Wheeler, '68, and dedicated to the Class 
President, L. G. Yoe: 

At this our jubilee. 
Old Amherat, unto thee 
To-day we sing. 

Here, where we first did meet. 
Now, when we last do greet, 
How, where, when can more meet 
Our voices ring? 

It was some luckj' fate 
That did match mates with mate, 
Our class create; 

By contact with our peers 
More than with books or seers 
Made us within four years, 
The "Great, Great, Great!" 

Therefore we thank the Lord, 
That He did by His Word 
Us segregate. 

And while on earth we be 
We'll shout most heartily 
For Amherst, for 'twas she 
Bore Sixty-Eight. 

Thirty members of the Class of 1878 
attended the 40th Reunion at Com- 
mencement as follows: — Babbott, Co- 
nant, Cowles, Eaton, Fairley, Fuller, 
Gardiner, Goodnow, Hedden, Hinsdale, 
Hitchcock, Holden, Johnson, Joy, 
Kingsbury, Mossman, Norton, Osgood, 
Peck, Peet, Plimpton, Sabin, Sanders, 
Searle, Sleeper, Smith, Spahr, Stearns, 
Wellman, and White. The class and 
their wives were entertained at dinner 
at The Davenport in Amherst on the 
evening of June 3d as guests of the 
Class President, F. L. Babbott, who 
has held the office uninterruptedly since 
the Senior year. Forty-five were pres- 
ent at the dinner, twenty-nine of the 
men (Kingsbury arrived later) and six- 
teen members of their families; namely, 
Mrs. F. L. Babbott, Jr., the wives of 
Conant, Cowles, Fuller, Hedden, Joy, 
Peet, Sabin, Smith, Wellman and White, 
daughters of Norton, Osgood and White, 

and sons of Johnson and Peck. Greet- 
ings by letter and telegrams were re- 
ceived from absent members. 

At the close of the dinner, which was 
most enjoyable, the members of the 
families withdrew. The Secretary re- 
ported that eight men had died since 
the last Reunion, — Mellen, Dyer, Mer- 
riam, Foskett, Dougherty, Ely, Pierce 
and Davis — and that the number of 
living graduates, so far as known, was 
now 60, of non-graduates, 13. The old 
officers were re-elected, the executive 
committee consisting of the President, 
the Secretary, and Professor Cowles. 
It was suggested that the next Reunion 
be held three years hence at the time 
of the Centennial Celebration of the 
College, and it was voted to leave this 
matter in the hands of the executive 
committee. Babbott was re-elected to 
serve as representative of the Class on 
the Alumni Council. Reports being 
called for from the members of the 
Class concerning the war activities of 
themselves and their families, it was 
found that every man who had a son 
at or near the draft age had from one 
to three sons either in the service or 
preparing to enter the service. It was 
then voted that the Secretary should 
prepare a circular to send to all the 
members of the Class to secure from 
them a war record of the activities of 
the relatives of '78. A vote of thanks 
was passed to Professor and Mrs. 
Cowles for their hospitality in making 
their home once again so delightfully 
the home and headquarters of the Class 
at the Reunion, to Babbott for his 
splendid hospitality in entertaining the 
Class at the dinner, and to Mi's. Dav- 
enport for her excellent management of 
the catering. 

The following song, written by Rev. 
Stephen A. Norton, D. D., for the '78 
Reunion, was sung at the Reunion 


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Dinner to music composed by Rev. 
William W. Sleeper: 

Amherst the beautiful, 

Jby we to tell 

How thy sons dutiful 

All love thee well; 

Our Alma Mater dear, 

Come we with song and cheer 

Thy praise to swell. 

Love we thy loyalty, 

Learning and light. 

Thine ancient royalty, 

Uncrowned Might, 

Thy fearless bravery, 

Hatred of slavery. 

Strength for the right. 

Men of the older day 

Sing we our song; 

Youth of the bolder day. 

Roll it along! 

Amherst, thy sons are brave 

Freedom and truth to save; 

Death to the wrong. 


The Class of Eighty-Three at the 
last Commencement celebrated its thir- 
ty-fifth year out of college. Headquar- 
ters were at the Carter Inn on South 
Prospect Street. The men began to 
arrive Saturday afternoon, and before 
Wednesday noon thirty-four had re- 
ported. Those present were Bancroft, 
Bridgman, Byington, Callahan, Com- 
stock, Cotton, Dyer, Field, G. B. Foster, 
S. W. Hallett, Hatch, Hyde, Kingman, 
Lew, Lewis, Low, Morse, H. V. Nash, 
W. K. Nash, Noyes, Wm. Orr, Palmer, 
Parsons, Patton, Rhees, Arthur P. Rugg, 
George Rugg, Semple, H. A. H. Smith, 
Sprout, Williston Walker, Warren, 
Whitcomb, and Williams. 

Saturday evening was spent in in- 
formal visiting; Sunday, some of the 
Class attended the Baccalaureate and 
the afternoon concert in College Hall; 
others spent the day in revisiting old 
scenes and recalling old memories. At 
eight o'clock in the evening a brief re- 
cital was given in the chapel by the 
College organist upon the Eighty-Three 
organ (presented ten years ago by the 
Class.) This recital was followed by an 
nformal meeting under the direction of 

Bridgman, at which the men spoke in- 
timately of their work and thought and 
recalled the changes and development 
that the years had brought. Monday 
was devoted to an outing and excursion 
to Mount Tom. A special trolley was 
engaged which took the Class through 
the Notch, South Hadley, and Holyoke, 
and across the river to the foot of the 
mountain. Thence they went up the 
inclined railway and enjoyed a picnic 
luncheon on the summit. The return 
was made in time to attend the ball 
game and see Amherst beat Williams 
7 to 1. 

At 7.45 the Class Dinner was served 
at Carter's on the large porch, illumi- 
nated by strings of electric lights ar- 
ranged especially for the occasion. After 
an ample meal, the evening until 
midnight was devoted to speaking, in 
which every member of the Class who 
was present took part. Noyes, the 
Class President, acted as toastmaster. 
The introductory speeches were made 
by A. P. Rugg, Rhees, Patton, King- 
man and Sprout; a poem was read by 
Field. As might have been expected, 
the war and problems arising out of it 
formed the dominant note of the speak- 
ing. Lewis, Low, Palmer and Williams, 
who had not been present at former 
reunions, were welcomed as converts 
to the reunion group, which is increas- 
ing steadily. A few that the class have 
depended upon at former reunions were 
kept away this year, by the war. Dr. 
J. B. Walker, now a major in the army, 
is in France, in charge of a large field 
hospital. Cushman, also a major, is a 
judge advocate and is at present sta- 
tioned in Washington. 

During the evening, short apprecia- 
tions were read, of the lives and work of 
Houghton, D. L. Bardwell, Holcombe, 
Marsh, Guernsey, Owen and Whitaker, 
all of whom have died within the last 

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five years. Out of 96 members of the 
Class now living, the 34 present at the 
Reunion showed a percentage of 35. 

Though the war conditions made the 
spirit of the meeting somewhat more 
serious than usual, the interest and the 
fine spirit of comradeship marked this 
as one of the best of Eighty-Three's 

The local arrangements were made 
by David Hatch, Jr., of the class of 
'21, and to his efficiency was due in 
large measure the success of the details 
of the reunion. 


No formal reunion of the Class of 
1888 was held at Commencement, but 
at a meeting of the Class, the following 
officers were elected for the term of five 
years: — President, William M. Prest, 
Boston; Vice-President, Arthur M. 
Heard, Manchester, N. H.; Secretary, 
William B. Greenough, Providence, R. 
I.; Treasurer, Charles B. Raymond, 
Akron, Ohio; member of the Alumni 
Council, John E. Oldham, Boston. 

The above officers, together with 
Paul C. Phillips, to constitute the Ex- 
ecutive Committee. 


Five years ago seventy-two Ninety- 
Three men journeyed to Amherst — 
many of them with wives and children 
— and held the most successful reunion 
in the history of the Class. "Every 
man back" had been the slogan and 
nearly every man came back. This 
year, at its twenty-fifth, Ninety-Three 
could muster only seventeen, but this 
small group was again the means of 
bringing support to the College, new 
spirit to the class organization, and a 
glow in each man's heart. 

There had been no attempt to urge 
men to come back. The Reunion Com- 

mittee had merely said to the Class 
"come back if you can, renew the old 
ties, and see for yourself what Amherst 
and Amherst men are doing for 'the 
Great Cause.' " And they came, seven- 
teen of them, eleven with their wives, 
three with wives and children. There 
was no display, no extravagance, noth- 
ing inconsistent with one's first duty in 
this war time, and those who could 
come, went back home with a deeper 
sense of obligation, because of a better 
knowledge of what Amherst men, and 
what Ninety-Three men are doing in 
the world. 

The headquarters as usual were at 
Miss Brown's on Spring Street, and 
Miss Marsh's house on Main Street 
served as an annex. Sunday some of 
the men heard Dr. Fitch preach the 
Baccalaureate, and those who knew 
said "Amen" when he declared that 
after the war men would be weary and 
would want rest, and that the Ameri- 
can College and American College men 
must continue to think through the is- 
sues and fight for ideals. Many of the 
men had not been in Amherst since 
the last reunion, and Sunday was given 
over to viewing the changes. The new 
buildings — the new library and the new 
fraternity houses — and the old — partic- 
ularly College Hall and the Chapel 
seemed especially to impress the men. 
After dinner some of the fellows sat in 
the shade outside College Hall and lis- 
tened to "Billy" Bigelow's chorus and 
orchestra give Gounod's Saint Cecilia 
Mass and give it well. 

Sunday evening the Class motored 
to Hadley for supper, and Monday af- 
ternoon after the ball game (Amherst 
7 — Williams 1) motored to Mr. George 
Cutler's farm for the Class picnic. The 
farm lies on Pelham Ridge, above the 
late Professor Morse's country home, 
and one gets a superb sweep of the 


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country from the little old farm house, 
built in the eighteenth century — valley 
and river, winding away to the north, 
the Holyoke Range, and the lower 
Berkshires with Greylock in the dis- 
tance. After supper a Class meeting 
was held. Letters were read from 
George Pratt, President of the Class, 
who, for the first time in twenty-five 
years could not be with the Class at a 
reunion, and from William Breed, who 
as chairman of the New York Com- 
mittee had just completed a successful 
Red Cross Drive for twenty-five million. 
The Secretary told of the part Ninety- 
Three men were playing in the war. 
Hamilton, Eeebe, Beekman, Cummings 
and Johnson in France, and nearly 
every man in this country helping in 
some form of war work. 

The Class voted a gift of thirteen 
thousand dollars to the Alumni Fund, 
which was doubled by a generous alum- 
nus. It was also voted to hold a mid- 
winter meeting in Springfield next 
January, the exact date to be deter- 
mined later, and to hold the next formal 
reunion of the Class in 1921 or the first 
Commencement after the end of the 
war. Ninety-Three received an im- 
pressive list of honors from the College. 
Breed was elected Alumni Trustee for 
a term of five years; Blodgett received 
the honorary degree of LL.D., Norton 
was appointed Marshal of the academic 
procession on Commencement Day, 
Pratt was appointed a member of the 
Nominating Committee on Alumni 
Trustees for the ensuing year, Lay was 
elected one of the Vice-Presidents of the 
Society of the Alumni, and Allis was 
re-elected Secretary of the Society of 
the Alumni. The following Class offi- 
cers were elected to serve until the next 
reunion: — President, George D. Pratt; 
Secretary and Treasurer, Frederick S. 
Allis; Auditor, Frank H. Smith; Rep- 

resentative on Alumni Council, George 
D. Pratt. 

The men present were Allis, Abbott, 
Blodgett, Buffum, Dodge, Esty, Lacey, 
Lay, Nash, Norton, Olmsted, Smith, 
Tower, Trask, Walker, Wood ("Whisk- 
ers"), Zug. 

The ladies present were: — Mrs. Buf- 
fum, Mrs. Blodgett, Mrs. Esty, Mrs. 
Norton, Mrs. Olmsted, Mrs. Smith, 
Mrs. Zug, Mrs. Tower, Mrs. Walker, 
Mrs. Dodge, Mrs. Nash. Mr. and Mrs. 
Dodge, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Mr. and 
Mrs. Walker brought their children. 
Reginald Manwell, the Class boy, acted 
as assistant to the Secretary at Reunion 


The Fifteen Year Reunion of the 
Class of 1903 brought together at Am- 
herst thirteen of the fellows, six wives 
and two children, as follows: 

Armsby, Atwood; Burke, with his 
wife and daughter, Nancy; Louis and 
Mrs. Cadieux; Childs; Clark; Alec 
and Mrs. Ewen; Haradon; Johnson, 
H. N.; J. A. Jones, with his wife and 
son, Tom; Patrick, G. N.; "Dusty" 
and Mrs. Rhodes; and "Clift" and 
Mrs. Warren. 

The Class had no headquarters, but 
most of the married men stayed at "The 
Perry" and the others at the fraternity 

The Class Dinner was held Monday 
evening at "The Perry", with ten of 
the fellows and five wives in attendance. 
"Nungie" was also present as a guest 
of the Class, and was one of the boys 
for the entire evening, contributing 
selections from "Pup" Stearns" letters 
to his family, as well as several excellent 
stories and an inspiring ode to the flag, 
of his own composing. Frank W. 
Stearns, '78, also dropped in for a few 

The Reunions 


Wednesday morning such of the Class 
as were left went to the former residence 
of Professor (iarman and, as guests of 
Miss Miner, listened to remarkable pho- 
nographic records of the voice of Am- 
herst's greatest teacher. 

From Saturday night until Wed- 
nesday noon the Class kept up its 
reputation for constant song. Although 
appreciating the impressive seriousness 
of the Commencement atmosphere, the 
Class did its best to give the Reunion 
a little of the melodious flavor of the 

Rhodes was elected Chairman of the 
new Reunion Committee and Atwood 
was chosen as the representative of the 
Class in the Alumni Council. 

The Decennial Reunion of 1908 was 
a most informal afifair, no special effort 
having been made to bring the men 
back; but the few who did come were 
very glad that they made the effort. 

The following men were present: — - 
Arthur L. Kimball, Jr., George Burns, 
Eben Luther, Corp. Guy Moulton, 
Dwight Rogers, Bob Flint, Jack Mar- 
shall, R. C. Huffman, Harold Baily, D. 
M. Ellis, E. H. Glynn. 

A corporal's guard, but yet the 1908 
banner floated over Mr. Pease's spacious 
mansion on Northampton Road; and 
while the Reunion was quiet, everyone 
had a thoroughly enjoyable time dis- 
cussing old days and especially the 
effect that the war has upon the Class. 
A great many of the men are in service. 
Roscoe Conkling is a major; Chip 
Marcus, Art Paine and Holbrook Bon- 
ney are captains; Charles Merrill, Flem- 

ing, Elsey, Jones, Kennedy, Shute, 
Deroin and Shattuck are lieutenants; 
and most of them are now in France. 
"Pop" Loomis is flying in France higher 
than he ever pole-vaulted at Amherst. 
Wells is also an officer in France and 
Sprenger is doing Y. M. C. A. work in 
that country. Moulton is at Camp 
Devens and Dewing is at Camp Upton. 

Without question, Huffman won the 
long distance cup. bringing Mrs. Huff- 
man with him to show her Amherst and 
meet old friends. George Burns and 
wife arrived over the road in a very 
chummy roadster, and Mr. and Mrs. 
Eben Luther came from Boston with a 
chummier one. The rest live in single 

At a business meeting held on June 
3d, Harold Baily was unanimously 
elected to speak for the Class at the 
Alumni Dinner. The Class also elected 
Harold C. Keith president until the 
next reunion, and Harry Zinsmaster, 
secretary and treasurer. George Burns 
of Rochester, N. Y., was elected a mem- 
ber of the Alumni Council. Dwight 
Rogers acted as honorable secretary for 
these official meetings. 

Nobody was sorry that they came 
back to Amherst this June. 


The Class of 1917 held an informal 
Reunion Dinner last Commencement 
at Rahar's Inn, Northampton. Seven 
members of the Class were present. 
Eisner, Fisher, Johnson, Marks, Nor- 
ton, Sibley and Wells. Of the 139 men 
in the class, 107 are now in service, 46 
are overseas, and 45 are commis- 


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1852.— Henry Sabin, LL. D., on March 
22, 1918, at Chula Vista, California, 
aged 88 years. 

1860. — Benjamin Wormelle, on June 
21, 1918, at Brighton, Mass., aged 82 

1870.— Rev. Dr. Washington Choate, 
on April 21, 1918, at Essex, Mass., 
aged 72 years. 

1875. — Frank Alvan Hosmer, on May 
27, 1918, at Amherst, Mass., aged 65 

1878. — Hon. Benjamin Franklin 
Davis, on May 14, 1918, at Cape Giran- 
deau. Mo., aged 63 years. 

1880.— Frank Albert Whiting, on 
May 5, 1918, at Holyoke, Mass., aged 
62 years. 

1899.— Captain Harry A. Bullock, 
on May 30, 1918, somewhere in France, 
in the service of his country, aged 39 

1899.— Ralph Waldo Wight, on May 
20, 1918, in New York city, aged 41 

1918. — Lieutenant Charles W. Chap- 
man, Jr., on May 3, 1918, somewhere in 
France, in the service of his country. 

1892. — Katherine Chase Fairley, on 
June 12, 1918, in Brooklyn, N. Y.. 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel C. 

1910. — John Ailing, on February 10, 
1918 (not previously recorded), in De- 
troit, Mich., son of Mr. and Mrs. 
Robert B. Ailing. 

1910.— Rockwood W. Bullard, Jr., 
on January 24, 1918 (not previously 
recorded), in Minneapolis, Minn., son 
of Mr. and Mrs. Rockwood Bullard. 

1910. — Charles Henry Wight, 2d, on 
January 5, 1918 (not previously re- 
corded), in Glen Ridge, N. J., son of 
Mr. and Mrs. John C. Wight. 

1913. — Chauncey P. Carter, Jr., on 
April 16, 1918, at Washington, D. C, 
son of Mr. and Mrs. Chauncey P. 

1919. — Barbara Jane Glann, on East- 
er Sunday, 1918, at Cortland, N. Y., 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Perry B. 


1881.— In Brooklyn, N. Y., on April 
27, 1918, Frank H. Parsons and Miss 
Mabel Howard Randall. 

1898. — At Worcester, Mass., on June 
15, 1918, Professor Haven D. Brackett 
and Miss Marion L. Gaillard. 

1901. — In New York city, on June 
20, 1918, Preserved Smith and Miss 
Lucy Henderson Humphrey. 

1905. — In Kansas City, Mo., on June 
7, 1918, C. Irving Peabody and Miss 
Elsie Gillham. 

1905. — In Cambridge, Mass., on June 
12, 1918, Rev. William Crawford and 
Miss Mary Frances Willard Anderson. 

1906. — At Wilkinsburg, Pa., on June 
5, 1918, George A. Wood and Miss Joan 

1907. — ^In St. Louis, Mo., on January 
26, 1918 (not previously recorded), 
Eugene F. Williams and Miss Marie 
Ewing Wight. 

1907. — In Springfield, Mass., on May 
4, 1918, Lieutenant Frank A. Dervin 
and Miss Ruth Harvey. 

1909.— At Athol, Mass., on April 16, 

1917, Ernest L. Earle and Miss Bernice 
L. Brock. 

1910.— At Montclair, N. J., in May 

1918, Sergeant Robert Wetherell Boy- 
den and Miss Florence Beebe. 

1911. — In Minneapolis, Minn., on 
June 29, 1918, William B. Ball, Jr., and 
Miss Helen Louise Day. 

1911.— At Pawtucket, R. I., on May 
4, 1918, Albert Thomas Stearns and 
Miss Margery Conant Thornton. 

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1912. — At Atlanta, Ga., on June 21, 
1918, Lieutenant Claude H. Hubbard 
and Miss Alice E. Jones. 

1913.— At Portsmouth, N. H., on 
May 23, 1918, Rev. Theodore A. Greene 
and Miss Dorothy G. Thayer. 

1914. — In Brooklyn, N. Y., on June 
22, 1918, Lieutenant George R. Foddy, 
Jr., and Miss Helen May Egerton. 

1914. — At Greenfield, Mass., on April 
2, 1918, Clarence D. Rugg and Miss 
Dorothy C. Phelps. 

1915. — At Winchester, Mass., on 
May 12, 1918, Lieutenant Lowell 
Ridgeway Smith and Miss Hannah 
Sargent Locke. 

1916. — In New York city, on April 

10, 1918, Luman Birch Wing and Miss 
Mildred Downey. 

1916.— In Philadelphia, Pa., on 
March 25, 1918, Lieutenant Francis M. 
Dent and Miss Grace Newman. 

1917. — In New York city, on May 
5, 1918, Lieutenant David Warman 
Morrow and Miss Doris Mae Atkinson. 

1917.— At Greenfield, Mass., on 
March 30, 1918, Lieutenant Donald E. 
Temple and Miss Marjorie A. Luey. 

1917. — At Huntington, Mass., on 
April 6, 1918, Edward F. Loomis and 
Miss Edith L. Thomas. 

1919. — At Brookline, Mass., on June 
25, 1918, Nehemiah Boynton, Jr., and 
Miss Eleanor M. Brown. 



The oldest living graduate of Am- 
herst, both in years and in point of 
graduation, is now Daniel E. Barnard, 
Esq., of Chicago, 111., of the class of 
1846. He celebrates his ninety-second 
birthday this month. 


Henry Sabin, widely known in the 
educational world, died at his home at 
Chula Vista, Cal., on March 22d, aged 
88 years. He was one of Amherst's 
oldest Alumni. He was born on Octo- 
ber 23, 1829, at Pomfret, Conn., the 
son of Noah and Betsy (Cleveland) 
Sabin. He fitted for college at Wood- 
stock Academy in Connecticut and 
received the degree of A. B. from Am- 
herst in 1852. Later he received the 
honorary degree of LL. D. from Drake 
University, Cornell College, Iowa, and 
the State LTniversity of Iowa. 

On graduating from Amherst he took 
up teaching as his life work, and before 
going to Iowa taught in Connecticut, 
New Jersey, and Illinois. For five 
years he was in charge of the Union 

School at Naugatuck, Conn., and he 
then became owner and principal of the 
Collegiate Institute at Matawan, N. J. 
In 1864 he became principal of the 
Eaton Grammar School at New Haven, 

His principal work in the educational 
field, however, was done in the state of 
Iowa. In 1870 he went to Clinton of 
that state as superintendent, and in 1888 
he became State Superintendent of Pub- 
lic Instruction for Iowa, filling that 
position until 1892 and serving again 
from 1894 to 1898. He was president 
of the State Teachers' Association in 
1878 and president of the Department 
of Superintendence, N. E. A., in 1893, 
being the only man from the state of 
Iowa ever so honored. 

After retiring from the office of Super- 
intendent of Public Instruction he or- 
ganized and maintained a reliable 
teachers' agency in partnership with his 
eldest son, wrote books and magazine 
articles and delivered addresses. He 
later moved to California and made his 
home in Chula Vista, with his son, 
Edwin L. Sabin who, with another son. 


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Elbridge H. Sabin, survives him. Both 
his sons are well known authors. 

He was married in 1858 to Esther F. 
Hotchkiss. His best known books are 
"The Making of Iowa," "Talks to 
Young People" and " Common Sense 
Didactics." He was a member of the 
Episcopal Church and in politics was a 
strong Republican. 

The Journal of Education for April 
4th contained the following tribute to 
Dr. Sabin: 

"Dr. Henry Sabin was one of Iowa's 
most distinguished educators and he 
remained in the game until he was 
eighty years of age. He was the only 
man in the state to be honored with 
the Presidency of the Department of 
Superintendence. He wTote the most 
widely sold book on education of any 
man in Iowa. He was probably the 
most eminent state superintendent in 
the Middle West of his time. He was 
for several years an acceptable lecturer 
on educational platforms. He was for- 
tunate in his sons, who gave him a com- 
fortable life in his failing health and 
advanced age. He was appreciated by 
lowans to the last." 


Rev. Charles Hoover Holloway of 
Philadelphia writes that being of the 
class of 1854 he is too old to take more 
than an interest in the war, but that 
his heart is contra German. He is in 
his 87th year, has been totally deaf for 
33 years, has a son 58 years old, a 
grandson 33 years old, and a great 
grandson, one year old. 


The issue of Christian Work for April 
13th contained an interesting article on 
the late Rev. Dr. William Hayes Ward 
under the title of "Recollection of 
Great Men — William Hayes Ward." 
The article is written by Frederick 
Lynch, D. D. 


Although in his 87th year. Professor 
Joseph Kimball is still very active. He 
was present at Amherst this June for 
Commencement and is making his plans 
to be on hand for the Centennial cele- 
bration in 1921. He is widely known 
for his lectures and for his writings. 
The Scientific American published a few 
months ago a most interesting article 
from his pen on Natural Science. The 
course of ten lectures which Professor 
Kimball has delivered several times 
during the present year in various cities 
and towns in eastern Massachusetts in- 
cluding Lawrence, Andover, Stratham 
and Haverhill, comprised the following: 

"Lessons from the Past," "Electri- 
city in our Affairs," "America before 
Columbus," "Pleasures of Seeing," "A 
Successful Life," "A Mighty and Mys- 
terious Force," "A Gigantic Source of 
Evil," "The Ancient Arts," "The Unu- 
sual and its Uses," "Character and 


At the annual meeting of the Holyoke 
Public Library on May 20th, James H. 
Newton was elected President. He is 
also a member of the Executive Com- 
mittee. Mrs. Newton is Chairman of 
the Book Committee and has been 
elected President of the W^omen's Mu- 
nicipal League of Holyoke. 


Benjamin Wormelle, for more than 
forty years principal of the Brighton 
High School, Brighton, Mass., died at 
his home on Friday, June 21st, aged 82 

He was the son of John Dennett and 
Mary Ann (Tucker) Wormelle and was 
born at Peru, Maine, on January 10, 
1836. He prepared for college at the 
Abington High School and originally 
entered Amherst in 1854, remaining two 

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years. In 1858 he returned and com- 
pleted his course with the class of 1860. 
On leaving Amherst he took up his life 
work of teaching, first at North Bridge- 
water (now Brockton), and subse- 
quently at Groton High School; at 
Ticonderoga, N. Y.; Kingston, N. Y.; 
and the Eliot school in Boston. In 
1870 he became Principal of the 
Brighton school. 

Mr. Wormelle was married on Janu- 
ary 17th, 1870, to Lizzie J., daughter of 
Jesse Reed, Jr., of Abington. He leaves 
two sons, one of whom is Dr. Charles 
B. Wormelle of Brighton, one daughter 
and several grandchildren. 


Herbert L. Bridgman, Secretary, 
604 Carleton Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y. 
On account of his physician's advice. 
President Emeritus George Harris 
deemed it advisable to cancel his en- 
gagement as college preacher at Am- 
herst on Sunday, May 26th. 

The Rev. Dr. Charles H. Parkhurst 
preached his last sermon in the Mad- 
ison Square Presbyterian Church (New 
York City) on Sunday, May 26th, the 
congregation having formed a union 
with the University Place and Old First 
Presbyterian Churches, the united con- 
gregations to worship in the First 
Church Edifice at Fifth Avenue and 
Twelfth Street. Dr. Parkhurst thus 
closes a long and notable pastorate. 
He is spending the summer at his sum- 
mer home on Lake Placid. His last 
sermon dealt not with the accomplish- 
ments of the old church, but with the 
task before the new — particularly with 
the responsibility which the amalga- 
mated body assumes in staying with 
downtown districts which churches in 
recent years have tended to forsake. 

Herbert L. Bridgman is President of 

the Publishers' Association of New 
York City. He is a member of the 
Mayor's Committee on Organized 
Guard and also served on the Brooklyn 
Executive Committee for the Second 
Red Cross drive. 


Prof. Edwin A. Grosvenor, Secretary, 
Amherst, Mass. 
At the fifty-second annual encamp- 
ment of the New York State Depart- 
ment, G. A. R., held in Ithaca the week 
of June 27th, Professor William C. 
Peckham of Brooklyn was elected Ad- 
jutant General and Quartermaster 


William A. Brown, Secretary 

17 State Street, New York City 

William C. Ball writes that "at 71 

years of age one is a military liability 

rather than an asset," and then goes 

ahead to disprove the statement by 

adding that he is President of the Terre 

Haute (Ind.) chapter of the American 

Red Cross. 

George T. Buffum, author of " Smith 
of Bear City," has written a new book 
just published by Lothrop, Lee and 
Shepard Co., under the title of "On 
Two Frontiers." The frontispiece is by 
Maynard Dixon, pen-and-ink illustra- 
tions by Frank T. Merrill. Mr. Buffum 
while sojourning in the regions men- 
tioned in his book gathered the legends 
and observed the incidents referred to 
and which thus come first-hand to the 
reader. The book is both interesting 
and instructive. 


William R. Brown, Esq., Secretary 
17 State Street, New York City. 
Professor Waterman T. Hewitt, for- 


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merly of Cornell University, was one of 
the speakers at the Commencement 
dinner of the Bates College alumni. 


Dr. John G. Stanton, Secretary, 
99 Huntington St., New London, Conn. 

The Rev. Dr. Washington Choate, 
cousin of the late Professor Edward 
Payson Crowell, '53, died at the old 
family homestead in Essex, Mass., sud- 
denly on Sunday, April 21, 1918. He 
was 72 years old. 

Dr. Choate was for many years one 
of the officials of the Congregation- 
alist Home Missionary Society. He was 
born in Essex on January 17, \8iQ, 
the son of David and Elizabeth Wade 
Crowell, fitted for college at Phillips 
Andover Academy and received the de- 
gree of B. A. from Amherst. Later — 
in 1893 — Amherst conferred the degree 
of D. D. upon him. 

On leaving Amherst he taught at 
Adelphi Academy in Brooklyn, N. Y., 
for three years and then attended Union 
Theological Seminary, graduating in 
1875. He was ordained in the Congre- 
gational ministry the same year and 
became pastor of the Franklin Street 
Congregational Church in Manchester, 
N. H. In 1880 he went to Irvington-on- 
the Hudson as pastor of the First Con- 
gregational Church. There he remained 
for eight years and then for three years 
was pastor of the Second Congrega- 
tional Church in Greenwich, Conn., 
where he lived for ten years. For the 
next sixteen years, from 1891 to 1907, 
he served as corresponding secretary of 
the Congregational Home Missionary 
Society and from 1907 to 1909 as treas- 
urer. He then became Professor of 
Systematic Theology at Talladega Col- 
lege in Alabama, remaining there until 
1912, when he returned to his birthplace 

in Massachusetts to spend the rest of 
his life. 

Dr. Choate was married on Septem- 
ber 21, 1875, to Miss Grace R. Whiton 
of Brooklyn, N. Y. He is survived by 
two daughters. Miss Miriam and Miss 
Helen C. Choate, the latter assistant 
professor of botany at Smith College. 

The Essex paper in writing of the 
death of Dr. Choate says: 

"A void is heavily realized by the 
church with which from early manhood 
Rev. Dr. Choate has been connected, 
returning by letter after the years of 
his public ministry, always in his cus- 
tomary place unless detained by sick- 
ness, taking part in the meetings for 
prayer, ever ready to give his best to its 
service. The church is sorelj' stricken, the 
empty place being hard to fill. Besides 
his daughters, one brother in feeble 
health, the last of the family, with one 
nephew, and three nieces remain to re- 
member a kindly, cheerful and loving 
relative and friend. One brother, Rufus 
Choate, passed away very suddenly 
some six years ago, and another brother, 
Dr. David Choate of Salem, died after 
a long illness quite recently." 

William K. Wickes of Syracuse, N. 
Y., is one, of the Four Minute Men and 
is also Historian of the Empire State 
Society of the Sons of the American 


Prof. Herbert G. Lord, Secretary, 
623 West 113th St., New York City. 
Rev. Edwin M. Bliss, D. D., is chair- 
man of the Congregational Committee 
on Welfare of Enlisted Men and also a 
member of the General Committee on 
Chaplains, Federal Council of Churches 
of Christ in America. His address is 
Fontanet Courts, Fairmont and 14th 
Streets, Washington, D. C. 


Prof. John M. Tyler, Secretary, 
Amherst, Mass. 

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Dr. John R. Hobbie of North Adams, 
Mass., has been elected President of the 
Berkshire County Association of Boards 
of Health. 

Arthur M. Bridgman of Stoughton, 
Mass., is Associate member of the Legal 
Advisory Board, No. 35, in his district. 

Rev. J. Brainerd Thrall of Asheville, 
N. C, has been active in war work. He 
is a member of the Executive Committee 
Asheville Chapter of the American Red 
Cross, a member of the Executive Com- 
mittee for the city of Asheville in the 
Liberty Loan Drives, organizer and 
head of the Asheville Boy Scouts and 
director of the Boy Scout War Work, 
and member of the Asheville City Com- 
mittee Thrift Savings Stamp Cam- 

In honor of two famous Amherst pro- 
fessors, Dr. and Mrs. Talcott Williams 
of 1873 tendered a reception in their 
New York City home on Thursday, 
April 4th, to Professors Benjamin K. 
Emerson, '65, and John M. Tyler, '73. 
A number of Amherst men were present, 
including : — President Emeritus and 
Mrs. Harris, '66; Prof, and Mrs. J. B. 
Clark, '72; Prof. Munroe Smith, '74; 
Prof. H. S. Redfield, '77; Prof. A. D. 
F. Hamlin, '75; George B. Plimpton, 
'76; Rev. Dr. and Mrs. Nehemiah 
Boynton, '79; Prof. H. G. Lord, '71; 
President F. D. Blodgett, '93; Mr. and 
Mrs. Henry W. Goodrich, '80; Mr. and 
Mrs. William Orr, '83; Rev. and Mrs. 
Milo IL Gates, '86; Mr. and Mrs. Her- 
bert L. Bridgman, '66; A. C. Rounds, 
'87; R. S. Rounds, '87; Mr. and Mrs. 
John L. Kemerer, '93; Mr. and Mrs. 
William Haller, '08; Rev. and Mrs. 
William J. Seelye, '79; Rev. Laurens 
Seelye, '11; John C. Williams, '82; 
ex-President William F. Slocum, '74; 
and Prof. H. B. Gallinger, '93. 


Elihu G. Loomis, Esq., Secretary, 
15 State Street, Boston, Mass. 

Nathan Morse of Akron, Ohio, has 
served on committees for the sale of 
Liberty Bonds and raising funds for the 
Y. M. C. A. war work. 

Monroe Smith, Professor of Jurispru- 
dence at Columbia University, has edited 
for the National Security League, "Out 
of Their Own Mouths," a war pamphlet 
which has been translated into Ger- 
man, French, Dutch, Danish and Swed- 
ish and which is published by Apple- 
tons. Other war pamphlets of his, 
circulated by the Carnegie Endowment 
for International Peace, include, "Mil- 
itary Strategy versus Diplomacy," 
"German Land Hunger " and "Demo- 
cratic Aspects of Universal Military 


Frank Al.van Hosmer, known 
throughout the country as an editor 
and as president for ten years of Oahu 
College, and also secretary of the class 
of 1875, died suddenly at his home in 
Amherst, May 27, 1918. The cause of 
his death was cerebral hemorrhage 
He retired in his usual good health; but 
about two o'clock in the morning sus- 
tained the first paralytic shock, becom- 
ing unconscious and dying within two 
hours. Mr. Hosmer's death was prob- 
ably due in a measure to the active 
part he had taken in the Red Cross 
drive; for he was very enthusiastic in 
his efforts to make the town of Amherst 
materially exceed its quota. He was 
65 years old. 

Mr. Hosmer was born on November 
14, 1853, in Woburn, Mass., son of 
Alvan and Octavia E. (Poole) Hosmer; 
and prepared for college at tiie Woburn 
High School. He graduated in 1875 


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with the degree of Bachelor of Arts, and 
in 1878 was given the M. A. degree for 
his post graduate work in history and 
in political science. For some years 
after graduating he taught; first, in his 
home town of Woburn; then in Brim- 
field and Palmer, and in 1879 was called 
to Great Barrington, Mass., to become 
principal of the high school and super- 
intendent of schools, a dual position 
that he held until 1888. From 1888 to 
1899 he was editor and publisher of the 
Berkshire Courier in Great Barrington, 
and was correspondent while there of 
the New York Herald. The Herald sent 
him as its special correspondent to re- 
port the famous Johnstown flood. 

In 1890 Mr. Hosmer went to Hono- 
lulu to be president of Oahu College and 
remained there for ten years. During 
that period he took a prominent part 
in the social and political life of the 
Islands. During the cholera and bu- 
bonic plague epidemics he was actively 
engaged in its suppression as a member 
of the advisory council, which enforced 
its orders by the use of troops at a cost 
of $2,000,000. The board turned out 
20,000 natives from their homes, burned 
their buildings and possessions and final- 
ly were successful in checking the plague. 

In the events culminating in the over- 
throw of the monarchy and the estab- 
lishment of Hawaii as a territory of the 
United States, Mr. Hosmer took a 
prominent part among the American 
leaders and had many exciting experi- 
ences. He was sought by the Queen of 
Hawaii, who wanted his head cut off, 
and for a time he was in conflict with 
the United States authorities before 
President Cleveland was succeeded by 
President Harrison. 

Mr. Hosmer returned to the United 
States and to Amherst in 1900 and set- 
tled in Amherst in 1901 after making a 
visit to Great Britain and France. 

Mr. Hosmer's life was thus divided 
into four periods; first, as a student, 
when he was hungry for knowledge and 
quick to profit by high school, college 
and post-graduate courses; second, as a 
teacher, when he inspired hundreds of 
pupils; third, when he was in Hawaii 
and did much towards the develop- 
ment of that territory; and finally the 
fourth period, the last eighteen years of 
his life spent in Amherst and perhaps 
the most active period of all. 

During the last eighteen years Mr. 
Hosmer has served the town and com- 
munity of Amherst in many ways. He 
was a strong Republican in politics 
and served as secretary of the Repub- 
lican town committee, chairman of the 
Republican county committee, member 
of the Republican committee of the 
Second Congressional district and of 
the Republican state committee. In 
1908 and 1909 he represented the Third 
Hampshire district in the Massachu- 
setts Legislature, making a most excel- 
lent record. He was a trustee for seven 
years of the Massachusetts State Col- 
lege and had recently been reappointed 
for that post by the Governor for 
another term of seven years. Always a 
ready, fluent and interesting speaker, 
his services were often sought and es- 
pecially since the war began in behalf 
of the Liberty Loan, Y. M. C. A. and 
Red Cross drives. He was a member 
of the Amherst school board, being 
chairman in the last year; was president 
of the Amherst club, Amherst gun club, 
and of the Amherst board of trade, vice- 
president of the Amherst Historical 
Society, member of the Hawaiian His- 
torical Society, a master Mason, and 
member of the Boston City club. He 
was one of the college's most enthusi- 
astic alumni. He was a member in 
college of the Delta Upsilon fraternity. 

Since the war began Mr. Hosmer 

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kept in his home a map which he had 
drawn and colored with great accuracy, 
changing it from time to time with the 
changing fortunes of the belligerents. 
This map had often been consulted by 
members of the faculty of both colleges 
It ought also to be mentioned that it was 
largely owing to the eflfort of Mr. Hos- 
mer that the town of Amherst adopted 
the Gettemy system of town account- 
ing and the establishment of the finance 

Mr. Hosmer was married on August 
14, 1878, to Miss Esther Mayo Kellogg, 
daughter of Willard M. Kellogg of Am- 
herst, who survives him. There were 
no children. He was the author of 
several books and articles, including the 
"History of Great Barrington," "How 
to Teach Geography," "Practical Stud- 
ies in the High School Course," "No- 
blesse Oblige," and "Manners Maketh 
a Man." 

The Amherst Record for May 29th 
pays the following tribute to Mr. 
Hosmer in an editorial entitled "Life's 
Work Well Done": 

"It is not on the battle front alone 
the grim reaper is taking his toll of 
human life. He invades the homes, 
and when he passes, the home-makers 
have departed with him. Amherst 
mourns today the passing on of a rep- 
resentative citizen, one who has honored 
the town and whom the town has hon- 
ored, Frank A. Hosmer. Numbered 
among those whose citizenship has 
exerted large influence in a wide range 
of activities, the loss seems more severe, 
in that it came without warning. 
His life in Amlierst has meant much to 
the town and to his fellow citizens. In 
the many interests that appealed to him 
he was an earnest worker, and his work 
counted. He had that quality which 
inspires work in others. He was a leader 
in the church, in educational affairs, in 
the cause of public betterment, in social 
and fraternal organizations, in politics. 
His acquaintance was wide, his personal 
friendships many and abiding, his home 

life dearer to him that aught else on 
earth. The town of Amherst will miss 
Frank Hosmer; it is the better for his 
having lived in it." 

Rev. Edward S. Tead made an ad- 
dress at the 66th annual meeting of the 
W^orcester Central Association of Con- 
gregational Churches on May 14th at 
Oxford (Mass.). His subject was "Our 
Nation-Wide Education Work." 


William M. Decker, Secretary, 
277 Broadway, New York City 

Professor Frank Sargent Hoffman of 
the Union College faculty had a narrow 
escape on the night of April 18th when 
his residence on the college campus was 
destroyed by fire, his three-year-old 
grandson with nurse burned to death, 
and two students injured. 

The fire started in Professor Hoff- 
man's library about three o'clock in the 
morning, and before the fire was dis- 
covered and the family in the front of 
the house could be aroused, that entire 
section of the house was a mass of 
flames. Wentworth Micks, the three- 
year son of Mr. and Mrs. Ransom 
Micks of Seneca Falls and a grandson 
of Professor Hoffman, together with 
the nurse, were suffocated by the 
flames. Mrs. Micks was seriously 
burned. Miss Grace Hoffman slightly 
burned, two students in attempting res- 
cues were injured, but the rest of the 
household escaped. 

Professor Hoffman is head of the 
Department of Philosophy at Union 
and last year was honored by the Junior 
class in having their class book dedi- 
cated to him. 

Arthur C. Boyden, Principal of the 
State Normal School at Bridgwater, 
Mass., is Secretary of the local Fuel 


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Rev. a. DEWitt ]VLa.son, Secretary, 
222 Garfield Place, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

The State Revieiv for April contained 
an article on " What the State is Doing 
for Science," by Dr. John M. Clarke, 
director of the New York State Muse- 
um. Dr. Clarke is a member of the 
Council of National Defense (Research 
Council) and is chairman of the War 
Committee on Geology. 

The Rev. Dr. William W. Leete of 
Newtonville, Mass., is President of the 
Monson Academy Alumni Association. 
In the CongregationaUst and Advance for 
April 11th, Dr. Leete had an article 
on "The Church and the Camp De- 
nominations Joining Hands at Dix and 

DeWitt C. Morrell's address is now 
56 Pine Street, New York City. 

A recent item in the CongregationaUst 
notes that Rev. C. H. Barber of Daniel- 
son, Conn., has so far recovered from 
his long and severe illness as to be able 
to supply pulpits occasionally in the 
vicinity of his home. 

Dr. J. B. Hingeley reports an increase 
during the past year of $3,375,000 for 
the Conference Claimant Fund for aged 
and disabled ministers of the Metho- 
dist Episcopal Church. The total sum 
aimed at is $20,000,000, of which 
approximately $12,000,000 is already 
collected or in sight, and Dr. Hingeley 
hopes to raise the entire amount within 
the next five years. 

At a recent meeting of the Congre- 
gational Club of Brooklyn Charles E. 
Hartwell was elected chairman of the 
executive committee of the club for the 
coming year. 

On the retirement of Rev. Henry P. 
Schauffler, "93, as superintendent of the 

Brooklyn City Mission and Tract So- 
ciety, Rev. A. DeW. Mason, who has 
been a member of the Board of Direct- 
ors of the society for many years, was 
requested by the Board to serve as 
acting superintendent pending the selec- 
tion of a permanent successor to Mr. 
SchaufHer. Mr. Mason has also been 
appointed by the General Synod of the 
Reformed Church in America as chair- 
man of the permanent committee on 
public morals of that denomination. 

Rev. Dr. Wm. H. Thrall has com- 
pleted twenty-five years of continuous 
service as superintendent of church ex- 
tension in the South Dakota district of 
the Congregational Church and the 
event was suitably recognized at the 
recent annual conference held at Wes- 
sington, S. D. 

J. Converse Gray, treasurer of '77, 
and an honorary member, E. A. 
Thompson, were the only representa- 
tives of the class present at the recent 
Amherst Commencement. As one of 
the vice presidents of the Society of the 
Alumni, Gray presided at the annual 
meeting in Johnson Chapel. He turned 
over to the Alumni Council $325 as the 
class contribution to the alumni fund. 

The secretary has received data from 
a few of the members of the class re- 
garding their connection, or that of 
members of their families, with some 
form of war work. A fuller account 
will appear later in the Quarterly. 
Kyle is associate member of the Legal 
Advisory Board of his district. His son, 
Lieut. Atherton Kyle, is attached to in- 
fantry headquarters at Fort Lee, Ya. 
Mason is a Four Minute Man in the 
church section of that work. His son, 
Lieut. A. DeWitt Mason, Jr., infantry, 
is stationed at Camp ITpton, N. Y., and 
his son-in-law, Lieut. Kinsley W. Slau- 
son, is with a motor truck vmit, quar- 

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termasters' department, somewhere in 
France. Loomis is making good use of 
his many opportunities for patriotic 
addresses in connection with his duties 
as secretary of the American Home 
Missionary Association. His son, Hen- 
ry S. Loomis, is a first lieutenant in the 
aviation section, somewhere in France. 
Toby has donated the use of his farm 
to the local conservation committee. 
His son-in-law is in the headquarters 
regiment at Camp Wadsworth, Spar- 
tanburg, S. C. Perkins, as was told in 
the last issue, gave one son to his coun- 
try who has made the supreme sacrifice. 
His other son, Lieut. Charles K. Per- 
kins, is in France with the aviation 
section. His daughter, Ruth K. Per- 
kins, is Y. W. C. A. secretary at Lake- 
wood, N. J., and is doing much work 
among the army nurses who are 
mobilized at that place, as well as the 
soldiers from Camp Dix and the base 
hospital. Wright is a lieutenant in the 
Connecticut State Guard. He has also 
acted as medical examiner on two local 
draft boards. One of his daughters has 
fitted herself for corrective work with 
crippled soldiers. The other is engaged 
in farm work. His son, as president of 
the Artistic Bronze Company of Bridge- 
port, Conn., is doing important work in 
production for the Government. 


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

Clarence Earle Hedden has been ap- 
pointed assistant professor of vocational 
education in the Carnegie Institute of 
Technology, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

William Fairley, Principal of Com- 
mercial High School in Brooklyn, N. Y., 
is a member of the National Security 
League and is also a member of the 
Committee of Serv'r<» to Drafted men. 

Local Exemption Board, No. 64, 

Dr. Guy Hinsdale, of Hot Springs, 
Va., has been elected President of the 
American Climatological and Clinical 

Frank L. Babbott has been chosen as 
First Vice-President of the Brooklyn 
Institute of Arts and Sciences. 

William M. Ladd of Portland, Ore., 
is a member of the National Campaign 
Committee of the Y. M. C. A. in its 
drive for a $100,000,000 war fund. 

Dr. Edward N. Kingsbury is chief of 
staff at the W^oonsocket (R. I.) Hospi- 
tal and member of the examining board 
for men of the draft. He has a son who 
is inspector of steel for munitions. 

J. Edward Plimpton is busy at his 
foundry casting diving bells, iron pulleys 
("sheeves") and other machinery con- 
nected with Government ship-building. 

Rev. Stephen A. Norton, D. D., pas- 
tor of the First Congregational Church 
in Woburn, Mass., wrote for the cele- 
bration of the one hundredth anniver- 
sary of the Sunday School of the church, 
which occurred in the month of June, a 
historical pageant. The pageant devel- 
oped the story of religious education 
from the days of the old prophets to the 
present time, with special reference to 
the history of the Woburn church. The 
story follows Paul to Rome and Augus- 
tin to Canterbury, then Capt. Edward 
Johnson, author of the "Wonder 
Working Providence," from Canterbury 
to Woburn, where he led in the found- 
ing of the town and church; it then 
deals with local history and present 
work in the teaching of the youth of the 
parish in Christian truth. 

Charles A. Ricker retired a year ago 
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New York and is at present at work for 
the New York Life Insurance Company 
at its branch in Boston, Address Room 
427, 141 Milk Street. 

Judge Benjamin Franklin Davis was 
accidentally drowned on May 14th by 
the upsetting of the boat in which he 
was returning with his law partner, B. 
C. Hardesty, to his home in Cape 
Girardeau, Mo., after a day spent at 
his farm some miles distant inspecting 
the effects of the floods which had sub- 
merged the region round about. Their 
boat was caught in the current and was 
capsized. Mr. Hardesty was able to 
reach the shore; but Judge Davis was 
swept under. He had expected with 
his daughter to attend the reunion of 
his class in June and had already en- 
gaged rooms in Amherst. 

He was the son of Thomas J. and 
Mary J. (Potter) Davis, and was born 
at Milford, Del., on January 27, 1855. 
He prepared for college at Monson 
Academy and after graduating from 
Amherst studied law in the office of 
Hon. N. D. Smithers at Dover, Del., 
being admitted to the bar in 1882. 
While pursuing his law studies he also 
taught German and Mathematics in the 
Wilmington Conference Academy. 

He removed to Cape Girardeau, Mo., 
in 1882 and taught Latin and Mathe- 
matics at the Missouri State Normal 
School there, for several terms; and 
also carried on the practice of law. In 
1910 he was elected judge of the Court 
of Common Pleas and held that position 
for one term. He was a leading member 
of the Missouri bar, a Republican in 
politics, a tireless worker in his commu- 
nity for everything tending to promote 
better citizenship, a patriotic citizen, 
who since America entered the war 
never failed to respond to calls for his 

Judge Davis was married on Novem- 

ber 9, 1887, to Miss Olivia Waples of 
Dover, Del. He is survived by his wife 
and their only daughter, Elizabeth. 


Prof. J. Franklin Jameson, Secretary, 

Charles Appleton Terry is a member 
of the General War Service Commit- 
tee of the Electrical Manufacturing 

The Rev. Dr. John Ellery Tuttle of 
Swarthmore, Pa., is a member of the 
military committee to counteract Ger- 
man propaganda, for Swarthmore and 
vicinity. He is also First Lieutenant 
and Chaplain of the Swarthmore Re- 
serves and chairman of the Advisory 
Committee on Volunteer Enlistments 
for Swarthmore. 

Rev. Edwin H. Dickinson, who re- 
signed as pastor of the North Presby- 
terian Church in Buffalo a little more 
than a year ago, after nineteen years' 
service there, has received a call to the 
pastorate of the First Presbyterian 
Church of Geneva, New York. Since 
leaving Buffalo, he has been secretary 
of the Centennial Committee of Auburn 
Theological Seminary. 

Two Germans, one employed as the 
head dairyman and the other as an as- 
sistant on the Pratt estate at Glen Cove, 
N. Y., were arrested in May, charged 
with violating the alien enemy act. 
Charles M. Pratt was a member of 
Brooklyn's Red Cross Central Com- 
mittee, in charge of the Second Red 
Cross drive. 

The Rev. Nehemiah Boynton has 
been re-elected vice-president of the 
American Seaman's Friend Society. He 
was the college preacher at Amherst on 
Sunday, April 28th. In a recent issue 
of Christian Work Dr. Boynton had an 
article entitled "Headcraft." 

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The famous library of the late Win- 
ston H. Hagen was sold at auction in 
May at the Anderson Galleries in New 
York City. The proceeds of the sale 
amounted to over $150,000. The li- 
brary comprised a magnificent collection 
of the great things in English literature, 
not a name missing from the roll of 
famous authors from late in 1500 down 
to 1916. $9,700 was paid for "Speke 
Parrot, the Deth of the Noble Prince, 
Kyng Edward the Fourth; A Treatyse 
of the Scottes; Ware the Hawke and 
the Tunnyng of Elynour Rummynge," 
by John Skelton, poet laureate to King 
Henry VII., London, circa 1520. It 
was the earliest known edition. A 
volume of poems by Shakespeare 
brought $5,010, the third folio of 
Shakespeare (1664) brought $5,900, a 
rare first edition of Biu-ns $2,750, a first 
edition of Robert Browning's "Pauline" 
which was originally owned by Brown- 
ing's uncle $1,610, a second folio of 
Shakespeare under date of 1632 brought 
$2,950, the first issue of the first edition 
of Pope's "The Dunciad" $2,025, while 
one of the rarest volumes in the English 
language, "Songs and Sonets," by 
Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, pub- 
lished in London in 1574, sold for 
$4,125. Several other books brought 
exceptionally high prices at this most 
noteworthy sale since the disposal of 
the Hoe library. 


Hon. Henry P. Field, Secretary, 
86 Main Street, Northampton, Mass. 

Phineas C. Headley, Jr., is a member 
of the New Bedford (Mass.) Committee 
of 100 for Safety, a member of the Red 
Cross, Y. M. C. A., and several other 
committees, representing organizations 
active in war work. 

Clifton L. Field of Greenfield, Mass., 
was chairman of the local committee in 

charge of raising the fund for libraries 
at the different cantonments. He is 
also a member of the local legal advisory 

Governor McCall of Massachusetts 
has appointed Judge H. P. Field a mem- 
ber of the Board of Trustees of the 
Northampton State Hospital. He was 
also appointed as one of the speakers 
for Hampshire County on behalf of the 
Third Liberty Loan. 

The following members of 1880 at- 
tended the 1918 Commencement at 
Amherst: A. F. Bemis, C. L. Field, H. 
P. Field, Gillett, Perkins and Turner. 

Frank Albert Whiting, treasurer and 
manager of the Holyoke Coal and Wood 
Company and of the Gaylord Coal Com- 
pany, died at his home in Holyoke on 
Sunday, May 5th, aged 62 years, after 
one week's illness of pneumonia. 

He was born in Holyoke on April 7, 
1856, the son of W. B. Whiting, and 
was one of a family of eleven children. 
His early education he received from 
the Holyoke schools and at Williston 
Seminary. In his school days he was 
active in athletics and as a pitcher for 
the Williston baseball team suffered a 
sunstroke in pitching an extra inning 
game and never completely regained 
his health. 

Because of the condition of his health 
he did not complete his course at Am- 
herst, but later he graduated from the 
Boston Law School. He was admitted 
to the bar and practiced law in Holyoke 
for a time, but owing to illness later 
gave up his law work and in 1886 started 
the coal business under the name of the 
Holyoke Coal and Wood Company. In 
1906 he took over the business of the 
Gaylord Coal Company. 

Mr. Whiting was prominent in Hol- 
yoke affairs. He was a member of the 
Holyoke Chamber of Commerce, the 


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Holyoke Canoe Club, Humboldt Lodge 
of the Knights of Pythias and the 
Holyoke Club. He was one of the 
leading members of the New England 
Retail Coal Dealers' Association, a 
member of the executive committee of 
that organization, and at its annual 
meeting last March read a paper on the 
fuel problem. He was twice married, 
first to Miss Fannie Sherive of Bolton, 
who died in 1897, and second to Miss 
Elizabeth Robinson of Hartford, Conn., 
who died in 1913. 

He is survived by his daughter. Miss 
Helen F. Whiting; a brother, Edward 
G. Whiting; and a sister, Mrs. Harriet 
N. Flower of Westfield, N. J. Inter- 
ment was at Forestdale Cemetery. 

Frank H. Parsons, Esq., Secretary 
CO Wall Street, New York City. 
Charles E. Ladd of Carlton, Oregon, 
is Local Chairman of the Food Conser- 
vation Committee. 

Dr. Frederic W. Sears of Burlington, 
Vt., is a member of the Medical Advis- 
ory Board in his district. 

Rev. Elmer S. Forbes of Boston is a 
member of the executive committee of 
the Boston Committee on War Camp 
Community Service, and chairman of 
the sub-committee on Church activities. 

B. Preston Clarke is assistant to 
Henry B. Endicott, Food Administrator 
for Massachusetts. 

Dr. Walter J. Richardson of Fair- 
mont, Minn., served as Surgeon for 
Company E., 2d Minnesota Inf., while 
they were in camp in that state. He is 
the medical member of his county draft 

Rev. Henry G. Smith and Rev. An- 
drew F. Underhill, both of North- 
ampton, were appointed speakers for 

Hampshire County on behalf of the 
Third Liberty Loan. 

As a testimonial of their esteem and 
admiration, 4,000 graduates of the 
chemistry department of the Pennsyl- 
vania State College have presented Dr. 
G. G. Pond, dean of the School of 
Natural Science, with a $5,000 Liberty 
Bond of the third issue. The gift was 
made in connection with the celebration 
of his thirty years of service with the 

Frank H. Parsons was married on 
Saturday noon, April 27th, at the First 
Presbyterian Church in Brooklyn, to 
Miss Mabel Howard Randall, daughter 
of Mrs. Howard Randall of Brooklyn. 
Professor Edward S. Parsons, '83, 
brother of the groom, acted as best man. 
Lawrence F. Abbott, '81, and W^alter 
H. Crittenden, "81, were two of the 
ushers. The ceremony was performed 
by the Rev. Dr. L. Mason Clarke, '80. 
They will reside at 200 Hicks Street, 
Brooklyn, N. Y. 

The Rev. Dr. Wilford L. Robbins, 
formerly dean of the Episcopal Semi- 
nary in New York, is a member of the 
committee on the War and the Religious 
Outlook, as the representative of the 
Episcopal Church. This committee is 
made up of leading clergymen of the 
different denominations whose duty it 
is to find out if possible the effect on 
churches of the war to date, the prob- 
able effect of the war to come, and what 
the church ought to get ready to do 
when the war comes to an end. 

Walter H. Crittenden has been elected 
Second Vice-President of the Brooklyn 
Institute of Arts and Sciences. 


John P. Gushing, Secretary, 
Whitneyville, Conn. 

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Franklin B. Ingraham's son. Lieu- 
tenant Franklin Temple Ingraham, U. 
S. A., C. A. C, died of pneumonia at his 
home in Wellesley on April 11th. Lieu- 
tenant Ingraham was a Harvard, 1914, 

Rev. Frederick T. Rouse, D. D., who 
recently closed his interim pastorate at 
First Congregational Church, Madison, 
Wis., is now supplying the First Con- 
gregational Church at Toledo, Ohio. 

Rev. Edson D. Hale of Martinez, 
Cal., is a member of the California 
Home Guard and was chairman of 
the Y. M. C. A. War Work Drive in 

Rev. Roland Cotton Smith, D. D., 
rector of St. John's Episcopal Church 
in Washington, D. C, with Mrs. Smith 
is spending the summer vacation at his 
summer home in Ipswich, Mass., which 
is called " Cottonfield." 

The college preacher at Amherst on 
Sunday, May 12th, was the Rev. Lucius 
H. Thayer of Portsmouth, N. H. 


Walter T. Field, Secretary, 
2301-2311 Prairie Ave., Chicago, 111. 
Avery F. Cushman has recently been 
appointed a Judge Advocate in the 
U. S. Army, with the rank of Major, 
and is stationed at Washington at the 
office of the Judge Advocate General. 

George E. Hooker has recently been 
appointed by Governor Lowden of Illi- 
nois, a member of the State Board of 
Pensions. He is Civic Secretary of the 
City Club of Chicago, a member of the 
Resident Board of Management of 
Hull House, and a member of the Ex- 
emption Board of the district in which 
Hull House is situated. 

Theodore G. Lewis, who has been in 
newspaper work for a number of years 

in various New England cities, has re- 
turned to the practice of law, and is 
now connected with the firm of Elder, 
Ball & Lavigne, at 423 Main Street, 
Springfield, Mass. 

Calvin H. Morse has been appointed 
chairman for the Rocky Mountain 
States of the Hotel Division of the 
National Food Administration, — also a 
member of the Colorado State Food 
Control Committee. He is manager of 
the Brown Palace Hotel of Denver. 
His son, Bradbury Morse, is now in 
college in the class of '19. 

Corey McFarland has recently gone 
into the steel business in connection 
with the Fluid Compressed Steel Com- 
pany. He still maintains his interest 
as proprietor of the McFarland Paper 
Company, and as vice-president of the 
Standard Four Tire Company. He is 
chairman of the Keokuk (Iowa) Chap- 
ter of the Red Cross, and has done much 
effective public speaking for both 
the Red Cross and the Y. M. C. A. 
He has a son in France, a first lieu- 
tenant in the Military Transportation 

Charles H. Pratt is now connected 
with the U. S. Reclamation Service and 
stationed at Torrington, Wyoming. 
He has charge of two divisions of con- 
struction work on a large irrigation 
canal that will water about one hundred 
thousand acres of arid land. It is 
known as the Fort Laramie unit of the 
North Platte project. 

Rev. E. H. Byington has published 
through the Pilgrim Press the "City of 
the Second Life," described as "a re- 
cital of unexpected experiences in the 
other world, unfolding like a story of 

The General Court of the Connecti- 
cut Society of Colonial Wars held in 


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May elected Williston Walker as Gov- 
ernor. He was also chosen Historian 
of the society. 

Dr. Cornelius H. Patton has recently 
made an extended trip west to the 
Pacific Coast, but was able to return for 
Commencement and the class reunion 
at Amherst in June. Dr. Patton deliv- 
ered the Commencement address on 
May 2d, at the Pacific School of Religion 
in Berkeley, Cal. In a recent issue of 
the Congregationalist and Advance he 
gives impressions of his trip in 
an article entitled "Transcontinental 

Osgood Smith was largely responsible 
for the success of the Third Liberty 
Loan in Cuba, being secretary of the 
committee in charge. 

Justice Arthur Prentice Rugg was 
elected in May a member of the Massa- 
chusetts Historical Society. 

The May issue of the Quarterly 
contained an account of the death of 
Edward A. Guernsey, with a short 
sketch of his life. To that sketch, how- 
ever, should be added the fact that at 
the time of his death he was advertising 
manager for the Ivers & Pond Piano 

Because of his experience in the 
United States Signal Service from 1883 
to 1888, Enoch W. French, of Ray, 
Arizona, was chosen as one of the "Four 
Minute Men." He is also a member of 
the County Board of Fuel Conserva- 

Henry A. Simonds of Bothell, Wash., 
is Secretary of the King County Coun- 
cil for Patriotic Service (Bothell auxil- 
iary) and is also Secretary of the Four 
Minute Men of Bothell. 

Professor Edward S. Parsons is serv- 
ing in the Bureau of Overseas Personnel 

of the National War Work Council of 
the Y. M. C. A. 

Besides being chairman of the Com- 
mittee on Education of the Commission 
on Training Camp Activities, under the 
auspices of the War Department, 
William Orr is Educational Director 
of the National War Work Council of 
the Y. M. C. A., in charge of educa- 
tional activities in this country and 

Edwin Fowler has changed his ad- 
dress to W'eona, Ark., for one year. 

The financial articles on topics relat- 
ing to the war, written bj' Alexander D. 
Noyes, and appearing in several 
magazines, are attracting a great deal of 
attention. Especially interesting are 
his articles in the Nation, among which 
are the following since the last issue of 
the Quarterly went to press: — "The 
Market and the Battle" (April 4), "The 
Third War Loan" (April 11), "War 
Revenue and War Trade" (May 4), 
"The Rise in Stocks" (May 18), 
"Financing the Railroads" (May 25), 
"Why Our Exports Decrease" (June 
1), "The Problem of Railway Rates" 
(June 8), "Governing Influences" (June 
15), "The Harvest Outlook" (June 22), 
and "The Next War Loan" (June 29). 

Richard E. Whitaker of Wrentham, 
Mass., who is expecting to enter Am- 
herst this fall, is a son of the late 
Elbridge J. Whitaker of '83. 


WiLLARD H. Wheeler, Secretary, 
2 Maiden Lane, New York City 

Walter S. Robinson of Springfield, 
Mass., has been appointed by Governor 
McCall as trustee of the Monson 
State Hospital. 

Dr. Michael B. Milan of Providence 

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is a member of District Board No. 1 for 
the state of Rhode Island. 

Rev. Frank E. Butler is a member of 
the 8th Company, Providence (R. I.) 

Edward M. Bassett has been ap- 
pointed by the Secretary of War one of 
a board of five to appraise the property 
of the Bush Terminal Company in 
Brooklyn, with a view to the U. S. Gov- 
ernment taking permanent possession 
of the piers and warehouses, as well as 
to fix a just rate of compensation for 
the temporary possession. Mr. Bassett 
was also a member of the American Red 
Cross Second War Fund Committee of 

Another new book from the pen 
of Professor James H. Tufts of the 
University of Chicago has made its 
appearance. It is entitled "The Real 
Business of Living," and is a discussion 
of the subject of doing one's work in 
the world. Henry Holt and Company 
are the publishers. The International 
Journal of Ethics for April had for its 
leading article an essay by Professor 
Tufts on "Ethics and International 

Walter C. Low has been chosen a 
director of the Municipal Club of 


Frank E. Whitman, Secretary, 
66 Leonard Street, New York City 

Homer H. Johnson, Esq., of Cleve- 
land, who was appointed on October 
12, 1917, as the Federal Fuel Adminis- 
trator for Ohio and who has maintained 
his headquarters at Columbus, O., has 
resigned as Fuel Administrator. 

Arthur F. Stone is one of the incor- 
porators and Vice-President and Sec- 
retary of the W. D. Pelley Publishing 

Co., of St. Johnsbury, Vt., which, 
beginning May 6th, owns and publishes 
the St. Johnshury Caledonia. Mr. Stone 
will continue as editor. 

Prof. Edwin G. Warner has returned 
from Texas, where for five months he 
has been engaged in Army Y. M. C. A. 
work as an Educational Secretary at 
Kelley Field. He reports the experience 
most interesting, but looks forward to 
still more interesting events in France, 
where he expects shortly to go in further 
work of the same kind. He is also a 
member of the War Work Commission 
of the National Council of Congrega- 
tional Churches. 

On the occasion of the town of South- 
boro, Mass., unfurling on April 17th 
the Honor Flag awarded to the town by 
the National Liberty Loan Committee 
in recognition of its being the first town 
in the State to oversubscribe its allot- 
ment of the Third Liberty Loan, the 
Governor and Rev. W. G. Thayer, '85, 
headmaster of St. Marks' School, de- 
livered the addresses. 

At the eleventh annual meeting of the 
Massachusetts Home Missionary So- 
ciety, held in Springfield in May, the 
Rev. Sherrod Soule delivered one of the 
principal addresses. 

Mary Adelaide Ralsten, born in 
Miimeapolis on February 5th, 1918, is 
a granddaughter of Frank E. Whitman, 

Warren E. Russell of Massillon, Ohio, 
is serving as representative of his own 
county on the County Fuel Commission, 
by appointment of H. H. Johnson. 

Sir Herbert B. Ames spoke in June 
at the Chamber of Commerce in Cleve- 
land, Ohio, on "How Canada is Financ- 
ing the War." By special invitation 
all Amherst men in Cleveland were 


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asked to attend and a large number 
did so. 


Charles F. Marble, Secretary, 
4 Marble Street, Worcester, Mass. 
Addis M. Whitney, formerly treas- 
urer of the Massachusetts Lighting 
Companies of Boston, also treasurer 
and director of twenty-one subsidiary 
companies owned by it and furnishing 
light, heat and power to thirty-one 
Massachusetts cities and towns, has 
been appointed Supervisor of Public 
Utilities by A. W. Shaw, chairman of 
the commercial economy board, a de- 
partment of the War Industries Board. 
Mr. Whitney has accordingly moved to 

Charles M. Starkweather of Hart- 
ford, Conn., was elected at the Spring 
city elections a member of the High 
School Committee. He ran on the 
Republican ticket. 

Robert A. Woods is a member of the 
Ayer War Camp Recreation Committee, 
chairman of the Advisory Committee 
on Housing and Transportation of the 
Massachusetts War Efficiency Board, 
member of the National Committee on 
War Prohibition, and President of the 
National Conference of Social Work 
which covers all forms of war-time 
social service. 

Mr. Woods has been elected a director 
of the Boston Chamber of Commerce, 
to serve until 1920. He has also been 
elected Second Vice-President of the 
United Improvement Society of Boston. 
The leading article in the Survey for 
April 20th was by Mr. Woods on 
"Massachusetts Ratifies," Mr. Woods 
being chairman of the State Council for 
National Prohibition. 

Professor Harris H. Wilder of the 
Department of Zoology of Smith Col- 

lege has been elected a member of the 
Galton Society which held its first meet- 
ing in New York City this spring. The 
object of the society is " the promoting 
of the study of racial anthropology and 
more especially of the origin, migra- 
tion, physical antl mental characters, 
crossing and evolution of human races, 
living and extinct, and kindred objects." 
The membership is limited to twenty- 

The Journal of E<lucation states that 
former Superintendent of Schools, J. 
M. H. Frederick of Cleveland, Ohio, 
will be a candidate for the Republican 
nomination for Congress in the twenty- 
second Ohio district. He is one of the 
Four Minute Men of Cleveland. 

William F. Whiting has been elected 
a member of the Board of Directors 
and also of the executive committee of 
the Holyoke library. 

As the Quarterly goes to press there 
is considerable talk among New York 
Democrats in regard to nominating 
Secretary of State Robert Lansing for 
Governor. This is regarded as un- 
likely, however. In the first place, the 
Secretary himself has frowned upon all 
such talk, and in the second place the 
President will doubtless feel that the 
Secretary is of greater value to the 
country just at present in the position 
he so ably fills. 

Secretary Lansing received the hon- 
orary degree of LL. D. from both 
Columbia and Union at the Commence- 
ments in June and delivered noteworthy at both institutions. 

Frederic B. Pratt, Secretary, 
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, N. Y. 
.\rthur Kendrick of Newton, Mass., 
is consulting engineer on the Gas De- 
fense work of the Bureau of Mines. 

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John F. Harper of Milwaukee, Wis., 
is an associate member of the Legal 
Advisory Board in Milwaukee and has 
also been assisting the District Board, 
Eastern District of Wisconsin. 

Walter Porter White is working with 
the staff of the Geophysical Laboratory 
at Washington on the production of 
optical glass for the military service of 
the Government. 

Professor Frank C. Sharp is chairman 
of the University of Wisconsin Faculty 
Committee on War Publications. This 
committee has charge of publishing arti- 
cles in the newspapers on war subjects 
at the expense of the State Council of 
Defense and pamphlets on the same 

Frederic P. Johnson writes that he is 
Principal of the Hayward (Cal.) Union 
High School and as he has a wife and 
five children dependent on him he pre- 
sumes his "bit" of service will be at 
home, but adds that "if Uncle Sam 
wants me anywhere else to help in the 
great fight for human welfare, I shall 
be ready to report for duty." "It is 
a pleasure," he says, "to note from time 
to time Amherst's aim towards educa- 
tion for leadership, not for the glory of 
it, but for the real service, the helpful- 
ness thus given." 

Frederic B. Pratt has been elected an 
honorary member of the Brooklyn 
Engineers' Club. Mr. Pratt was a mem- 
ber of the American Red Cross Second 
War Fund Committee in Brooklyn. 

Howard O. Wood was a member of 
the Brooklyn Red Cross Central Com- 
mittee for the Second Red Cross drive. 

Wm. B. Gkeenougii, Esq., Secretary 
32 WesLminster St., Providence, R. L 

Arthur M. Heard of Manchester, N. 

H., is a member of the Executive Com- 
mittee of the New Hampshire Commit- 
tee on Public Safety. 

George N. Seymour of Elgin, Nebr., 
is District Chairman of the Nebraska 
Liberty Loan Committee and Vice- 
Chairman of the County Council of 

As an instructor at the Cornell Medi- 
cal School, Dr. James Ewing has been 
doing his bit by conducting classes of 
military surgeons in the pathology of 
fractures, wounds and infections en- 
countered in military service. He is 
also lecturing to classes in Roentgen- 
ology assigned to the school from the 
Surgeon General's office. 

Rev. Frank E. Ramsdell of New 
Bedford, Mass., is a lieutenant in Com- 
pany B, 17th Regiment, Massachusetts 
State Guard. 

A two-column letter was published 
on the editorial page of the New York 
Times for May 29th, from Professor 
Garrett W. Thompson, head Professor 
of German at the University of Maine. 
The subject of the letter was "The 
Future of German Study." Professor 
Thompson advocated putting the whole 
subject in the hands of American teach- 
ers, stating that the presence of German 
teachers in American education is a 
menace too great to be overlooked. He 
foresees a danger when peace comes, 
with the American proverbially kind 
and generous heart which does not en- 
courage the harboring of deep wrongs, 
and fears that German intrigue will not 
cease there, but will through German 
teachers sow German Proi)aganda in 
our schools and colleges. In other words 
he favors the teaching of German, but 
only by native Americans. The article 
aroused much comment, l)oth pro and 
con, and was the subject of a great 


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many "letters to the editor" for some 

Frederick H. Paine of the Eastern 
District High School of Brooklyn, N. 
Y., has been chosen a member of the 
Executive Committee of the School- 
masters' Association of New York and 

Charles W. Marshall served as a mem- 
ber of the Northampton Committee 
for Food Production and Conserva- 

Dr. William F. Peirce, President of 
Kenyon College, was one of a party of 
prominent speakers who went to Eu- 
rope in March to study conditions at the 
Allied battle front. After an extensive 
inspection trip along the front in France 
and Belgium, Dr. Peirce was invited to 
take charge of the "Rolling Canteen," 
an absolutely unprecedented concession. 
During the five weeks in which he con- 
tinued at this work with the French 
army at the front line trenches, his 
experiences were remarkable, and his 
opportunities for observation were per- 
haps as great as has been given to any 
other civilian since the beginning of the 
war. Dr. Peirce has since returned to 
this country and has delivered a number 
of most interesting lectures, including 
one before the University Club of 
Cleveland, Ohio. 

Dr. Peirce has also been appointed 
by Governor Cox of Ohio a member of 
an honorary commission, known as the 
History Board, which will direct the 
collection and preservation of material 
bearing on Ohio's part in the war, with 
a view of obtaining a full and complete 
history of the state's participation in 
the war. 

Rev. William Dwight Marsh died on 
Saturday, April 20th, at Brushton, N. 
Y., aged 52 years. He was born in 
Bernardston, Mass., on November 21, 

1865, the son of the Rev. Dwight W. 
and Elizabeth (Le Baron) Marsh and 
fitted for college at the Northampton 
and Amherst High Schools. 

After graduating from Amherst he 
taught for two years at Joffria College, 
Ceylon, and then for four years took 
up graduate work, first at Yale and 
later at the University of Chicago, 
graduating from the Chicago Theo- 
logical Seminary. 

He donated his life to evangelistic 
work at Schroon Lake, N. Y., and 
East Northfield, Mass., most of the 
time in the Adirondacks. He was 
married on October 9, 1897, to Miss 
Lillian A. Sawyer of Schroon Lake, 
who with one son, John Marsh, survives 
him. Interment was in West Cemetery, 


Henry H. Bosworth, Esq., Secretary 

15 Elm Street, Springfield, Mass. 

Dr. George A. Harlow of Milwaukee, 
Wis., is a member of the Wisconsin 
Committee of National Defense and is 
also assistant to Major G. V. L Brown 
in examining Wisconsin physicians for 
commissions in the Medical Officers' 
Reserve Corps. 

The Rev. Dr. William Horace Day 
is Chaplain and Captain of the Fourth 
Regiment Connecticut Home Guard. 
Dr. Day was the College Preacher at 
Wellesley on Sunday, May 19th. 

Rev. Arthur F. Newell is one of the 
Four Minute Men. He has also done 
clerical work as assistant to the Wood- 
berry County (Iowa) Board of Exemp- 
tion and has spoken frequently in Iowa 
during the financial campaign for the 
Y. M. C. A. War Work. 

Robert D. Holt is a member of Com- 
pany D, Newton (Mass.) Constabulary, 
for home service, and is also a special 

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police officer, his commission expiring 
one month after the close of the war. 

Dr. John S. Hitchcock is vice-chair- 
man of the Committee on Hygiene, 
Medicine and Sanitation of the Massa- 
chusetts Committee on Public Safety. 

Professor W. E. Chancellor, head of 
the Department of Social Science Col- 
lege of Wooster, is teaching this summer 
session educational sociology and school 
hygiene at the new School of Education, 
Cleveland, Ohio, which has been formed 
by combination of departments from 
Western Reserve University and the 
City Normal School of Cleveland. 

E. E. Jackson, Jr., acted as chairman 
of the Corporation Division in the 
Second Red Cross Drive in Brooklyn, 
N. Y. 

Mrs. Elmer H. Copeland, wife of Dr. 
Elmer H. Copeland of Northampton, 
has been chosen as Corresponding 
Secretary of the Massachusetts Daugh- 
ters of the American Revolution. 

Rev. Edwin B. Dean, pastor of the 
First Congregational Church at North- 
field, Minn., is a sergeant in Company 
A, 7th Battalion, Minnesota Home 
Guard. He is also director in the North- 
field Chapter of the American Red 
Cross, one of the Four Minute Men, 
and Boy Scout Commissioner for the 
Boy Scout Council of Northfield. 

Robert H. Cushman is a trustee and 
also secretary of the Monson (Mass.) 
War Fund Association. 

James A. McKibben has been re- 
elected Secretary of the Boston Cham- 
ber of Commerce. 

Arthur Curtiss James has been ap- 
pointed a member of the National 
Committee in charge of raising the 
Y. M. C. A. war fund of $100,000,000. 
He is also a member of the Distributing 

Committee of the United Hospital 
Fund of New York City. 

Senator George B. Churchill of Am- 
herst has announced that he will be a 
candidate for renomination at the pri- 
maries this fall and the Amherst College 
trustees have granted him a year's leave 
of absence. During the debate in the 
Senate on the Prohibition amendment, 
he made one of the leading speeches 
in its favor and at the annual meeting 
in the spring of the Merchants' Club 
of Boston he debated against the initia- 
tive and referendum. 

Daniel V. Thompson, and Mrs. 
Thompson with him, are in the United 
States Army and Navy Hospital at 
Williamsbridge, New York, he as As- 
sistant Field Director, and she as host- 
ess in the Red Cross. 


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

The Rev. Allan MacNeill is occupy- 
ing the post of General Secretary for 
the Y. M. C. A. in France. His address 
is 12 Rue d'Augisseau, Army Y. M. C. 
A. Headquarters, Paris. During his 
absence Mrs. MacNeill is making her 
home in Amherst. For twenty-five 
years he has been the pastor of Union 
Church, Ridgefield Park, N. J. 

The summer home of Governor 
Charles S. Whitman of New York at 
Newport, R. T., was badly damaged by 
fire on May 26lh. The fire was discov- 
ered by a member of the Coast Guard 
and is supposed to have been caused by 
lightning. Governor Whitman has been 
delivering a number of patriotic and 
political addresses during the past two 
months. The Governor has also been 
elected Honorary Vice-President of the 
National Opera Club of America. 


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J. Herbert Low, head of the Erasmus 
Hall High School, has been re-elected 
as President of the Municipal Club of 

Charles R. Fay of the Erasmus Hall 
High School in Brooklyn has charge of 
the work of the farm cadets in Madison 
County of New York State and has a 
large number of school boys under his 

The State Revieio for June contained 
an article by Commissioner of High- 
ways James Duffey of New York State 
on "The State to Acquire the Toll 


Nathan P. Avery, Esq., Secretary, 
362 D wight Street, Holyoke, Mass. 
Dr. D. E. Smith of Minneapolis, 
Minn., is doing medical work among the 
refugees in Trance, under the Red Cross. 
He sailed for France in April and is to be 
gone at least one year and probably for 
the duration of the war. He also 
writes: — "Rev. John Timothy Stone, 
'91, with the commission of Captain, 
has been doing a very wonderful work 
among the soldiers at Camp Grant, 
under the auspices of the Y. M. C. A. 
His church gave him leave of absence 
for part of each week for six months 
and extended the time to nine months. 
His personal touch for a higher life 
among the men had a marked effect 
upon the morals of Camp Grant." 

Calvin E. Woodside is a member of 
Local Exemption Board No. 14, Los 
Angeles, Cal. 

Dr. Arthur Stoddard Cooley has 
changed his address to 23 North New 
Street, Bethlehem, Pa. He is a mem- 
ber of Company A, Battalion for Home 
Defense, Bethlehem, chairman of the 
Food Conservation Committee of the 
First Presbyterian Church in Bethle- 
hem, and associate member, Legal Ad- 
visory Board, Local Exemption Board. 

Professor Robert Sessions Wood- 
worth, Ph. D., Professor of Psychology 
at Columbia University, was the recip- 
ient at the last Columbia Commence- 
ment of the Butler medal, one of the 
principal university awards, given for 
showing the most competency in phil- 
osophy and in educational theory, 
practice or administration during the 
preceding year. Professor Woodworth 
has recently published through the 
Columbia University Press a new book 
entitled "Dynamic Psychology." 

Nathan P. Avery has been elected a 
member of the Board of Directors and 
of the Executive Committee of the 
Holyoke public library. 


DiMON Roberts, Secretary, 
43 So. Summit Street, Ypsilanti, Mich. 
R. Stuart Smith is assisting Mr. 
Endicott, the Red Cross Commissioner 
for Great Britain. 

Amasa B. Bryant of Gardner, Mass., 
has been acting as chairman of the 
Liberty Loan Committee for Gardner 
and surrounding towns. He is also a 
member of the County Committee on 
Thrift Stamps and War Savings. 

Rev. John H. Grant of Elyria, Ohio, 
has been spending a portion of the years 
1917-1918 in Y. M. C. A. work, his 
church having granted him leave of 
absence. More recently he has been 
Religious Work Director at Camp Sheri- 
dan, Montgomery, Ala. 

The Springfield Republican for May 
9th announced that Lyman W. Griswold 
of Greenfield, Mass., would contest 
with Senator George B. Churchill, '89, 
the Republican senatorial nomination 
in the fall primaries for the Franklin 
Hampshire district. Mr. Griswold has 
previously served in the lower branch 

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of the Legislature in 1906, 1907 and 
1908, taking a prominent part in accom- 
plishing much important work. He is 
also a member of the Legal Advisory 

Edward N. Huntress is the State 
Director of Massachusetts for the Red 
Triangle $35,000,000 campaign. 

A daughter, Katherine Chase Fairley, 
was born on June 12th to Mr. and Mrs. 
Samuel C. Fairley. Mr. Fairley is 
serving in the Equipment and Supplies 
Division of the National War Work 
Council of the Y. M. C. A. 

Former Assistant United States At- 
torney General William H. Lewis deliv- 
ered the Commencement address at 
Wilberforce University in Ohio on June 
20th. During the Liberty Loan cam- 
paign he delivered a number of ad- 
dresses, including one in Springfield, 
Mass. At the Wilberforce University 
Commencement the honorary degree 
of LL.D. was conferred upon Mr. 


Frederick S. Allis, Secretary, 
Amherst, Mass. 

On the advice of his physicians, the 
Rev. Dr. Henry P. Schauffler has given 
up his work as head of the Brooklyn 
City Mission, to which he has devoted 
himself tirelessly for the past five years. 
The invaluable work he has done for 
religion in Brooklyn is expressed by the 
directors in strong resolutions which 
in reference to his task of radically 
reorganizing the work of the society 

"To this he brought an unusual 
knowledge and a wide vision which 
resulted in a constructive program, 
which has won the commendation of all. 
Much of this program by his loyalty 
and unfailing energy, he has been able 
to realize. The York Street, Goodwill 

Center, the Goodwill Industries, House 
of Goodwill, and the Atlantic Avenue 
Goodwill Center are all monuments to 
his wisdom and devotion." 

The resolutions continue: 

"We wish to express our deep sense 
of attachment to and appreciation of 
those personal qualities which have 
made Dr. Schauffler not only a trusted 
leader, but a valued friend; to acknowl- 
edge his constructive vision and his 
loyal service and to express our obliga- 
tion to maintain and complete the 
things for which he has given his health 
and the best years of his life, and recom- 
mend that his resignation as superin- 
tendent be accepted with regret." 

Says the Brooklyn Daily Eagle: 

"It is a very great pity that in his 
enthusiasm for this work Dr. Schauffler 
should have overtaxed his strength and 
have been compelled to withdraw. But 
he has pointed the way and set the 
work so firmly upon its feet that it will 
be continued along the lines he devised. 
His influence will be felt here for years 
and if he should in time become strong 
enough to justify his return to an ex- 
tremely strenuous life, he would be 
welcomed by men and women whose 
confidence and support is an honor." 

Professor William L. Raub of Knox 
College, 111., is chairman of the Knox 
County Committee on Publicity and a 
member of the Knox County Executive 
Committee of the State Council of De- 
fense of Illinois. In a recent issue of the 
Knox Ahimnvs Dr. Raub discusses 
"German War Philosophy," showing 
that America and her allies fight not 
only to make the world safe for democ- 
racy, but also for religion, ethics and 

Rev. Frederic Beekman, formerly of 
the Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem, 
Pa., has succeeded Rev. Samuel M. 
Walton as rector of the American 
Church of the Holy Trinity in Paris, 
where he has been doing war work as 
director of the Atnerican Soldiers' and 


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Sailors' Club. He oflBciated at the fu- 
neral in May of the late James Gordon 
Bennett, the owner of the New York 

Randall K. Brown is Vice-Chairman 
of the Red Cross in Omaha, Nebr. 

Charles D. Norton has been ap- 
pointed a member of the Board of Di- 
rectors of the new American Railway 
Express Company, the merger by the 
Govermnent of the express companies. 
In the second Red Cross drive in New 
York, he was chairman of the insurance 
sub-committee. On May 18th he spoke 
to the students at Amherst in the inter- 
ests of the Red Cross. 

The great success of the second Red 
Cross drive in New York City was due 
largely to William C. Breed, who was 
chairman of the committee, and who 
worked unceasingly for several weeks 
in its behalf. Mr. Breed was elected a 
member of the Amherst College Board 
of Trustees by the Alumni at the last 
Commencement. He is a lawyer and 
member of the firm of Breed, Abbott & 
Morgan, New York City. While in col- 
lege he was business manager of the 
Amherst Student, Ivy orator, one of the 
Commencement speakers. Hardy de- 
bater and Hyde prize speaker. He was 
secretary and treasurer of the class of 
1893 from graduation up to 1913, and is 
now vice-president of the Amherst As- 
sociation of New York. 

Mr. Breed was admitted to the bar in 
New York in 1895 and is chairman of the 
Board of Trustees of the Bureau of Mu- 
nicipal Research, of the Church Club 
of New York, of the Executive Com- 
mittee of the Union League Club. When 
the war broke out he was in London and 
became one of the organizers of the 
American Citizens' Relief Committee 
in that city. 


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

Dr. H. R. M. Landis of Philadelphia 
is President of the Tuberculosis Ex- 
amining Board at Camp Dix, New 

Much regret is felt at Oberlin Theo- 
logical Seminary over the departure of 
Dr. Eugene W. Lyman, who, as an- 
nounced in the last issue of the Quar- 
terly, has just become Professor of the 
Philosophy of Religion and Christian 
Ethics at Union Theological Seminary 
in New York City. His picture appears 
in the issue for April 8th of the Congre- 
gationalist, which says of him: 

"Professor Lyman went to Oberlin 
from Bangor Seminary five years ago, 
and immediately entered into the life 
of the community and the First Church 
as well as into the work of his classroom. 
As a teacher be has commanded the in- 
tellectual respect and the hearty loyalty 
of his students. His progressive spirit, 
his eminent fairness, his wide learning 
and mature scholarship have been 
carried into the foreign field and into 
many parishes throughout the Middle 
West by the students, who have studied 
with him rather than under him. For 
Professor Lyman may be called a com- 
panion teacher, not dominating but 
walking with his students. Many of 
Oberlin students during the past five 
years bear witness to his clear insight 
and his strong grasp of the varied prob- 
lems rising in his department. He has 
sent them forth grounded through their 
own thinking under his leadership." 

Dr. Lyman has recently published 
a new book entitled "The Experience 
of God in Modern Life," described by 
the Brooklyn Eagle as a "book showing 
that religion is the essential fact in 
personality and progress." The Con- 
gregationalist and Advance for May 2d 
contained an article by Dr. Lyman on 
"God's Saving Power at Work Today, 
Signs of his Redeeming Activity." 

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Rev. Edmund A. Burnham, pastor 
of Plymouth Church, in Syracuse, N. 
Y., went early in May to Camp Dix in 
New Jersey to act for three months as 
camp pastor. 

The Columbia Law Review for April 
contained an article by Harlan F. 
Stone on "The Equitable Rights and 
Liabilities of a Stranger to a Contract." 

When the members of 1894 learn that 
Congressman Bertrand H. Snell played 
center field for the Republicans, they 
will then understand why the annual 
baseball game between the Republican 
and Democratic members of the House 
of Representatives on June 8th was 
won by the Republicans by a score of 
19 — 5. From the low score it will be 
seen that runs, not errors, were counted. 
The game was played this year for the 
benefit of the American Red Cross. 

Principal Alfred E. Stearns of Phil- 
lips Andover Academy had an article 
in the May issue of Education entitled 
"Education and the New Order." 

Charles W. Disbrow is in charge of 
the Boys' Working Reserve; made up 
of Cleveland boys who are endeavoring 
to do their bit this summer in produc- 
tive work. Three camps have been 
established, one at North End, one in 
Dover Center, and one at Perry. The 
plan of each camp is to help 100 farmers 
during the summer. The farmer is ex- 
pected to telephone the camp in the 
morning, telling the director what work 
he needs done and how many boys will 
be necessary to do it. 


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

Dr. G. Walter Fiske, dean of Oberlin, 
was the college preacher on Sunday, 
April 28th, at Wheaton College. 

Dwight W. Morrow returned in May 
after spending several months in Eu- 
rope on a war mission. In the latter 
part of April, 19 Smith College gradu- 
ates, doing war work in France, ten- 
dered a dinner in Paris to Mrs. Morrow, 
who is President of the Smith College 
Alumnae Association. 

During Mr. Morrow's absence the 
report of the Investigating Commission 
of the State Prison System of New 
Jersey, of which commission Mr. Mor- 
row was the chairman, was made pub- 
lic, attracting wide and favorable 
attention. An editorial in the New 
York Evening Post, under the title of 
"A Notable Prison Report," says: 

"This report, compiled under the 
personal direction of Dwight W. Mor- 
row, chairman of the commission, is in 
important respects unique. We venture 
to say that it will become a classic in the 
field of penalogy, essentially funda- 
mental to any study of the subject." 

Rev. Sherman W. Haven is chief of 
District F of the Oneida County (N. 
Y.) Home Defense Committee, a mem- 
ber of the War Committee of the Oneida 
County Board of Supervisors, and a 
member of the Board of Directors of 
the War Chest Association of the town 
of Sangerfield, N. Y. 

Dr. Frederick H. Law has published 
a book for use in high schools entitled 
" Modern Short Stories." The Century 
Company are the publishers. 

The mayors of the cities of New York 
State holding their ninth annual con- 
ference on June 12th at Newburg elected 
Mayor Walter R. Stone of Syracuse as 
president of the association. 

Rev. Robert W. Dunbar, pastor for 
nine years of the Second Congregational 
Church at Millbury, Mass., has re- 
signed to take effect by the last of 
July, having accepted a call to the 


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Congregational Churches of Greenville 
and Mason, N. H. 

Professor Charles T. Burnett has been 
elected director of the Walker Art Mu- 
seum at Bowdoin College. 

Lieutenant-Governor Calvin Cool- 
idge has announced his candidacy for 
the Republican nomination for Gover- 
nor of Massachusetts. He has always 
been known as a splendid vote-getter 
and his nomination and subsequent 
election are regarded as more than 
probable in political circles. He was 
born in Plymouth, Vt., and after 
graduating from Amherst studied law 
with two Amherst men in Northampton. 
His first political office was that of city 
solicitor of Northampton in 1900 and 
1901. In 1907 and again in 1908 he 
represented the First Hampshire dis- 
trict in the Massachusetts House. He 
was Mayor of Northampton in 1910 
and 1911. The next four years he was a 
member of the State Senate, acting as 
President for that body in 1914 and 
1915. In 1916 he was elected lieuten- 
ant-governor and last year was re-elect- 
ed, running ahead of his ticket by over 
10,000 votes. 

Herbert L. Pratt, who has charge of 
the army canteens in France for the 
Y. M. C. A., is to spend six months of 
the year in that country. He returned 
to the United States in June and a re- 
cent issue of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle 
contained a full page interview with 
him, full of the greatest interest. 

"Do not worry about the way our 
boys are fighting," he said. "I'll tell 
you something. They used to bring in 
a lot of prisoners. While I was on the 
Toul front they found two of their com- 
rades crucified. Now there are fewer 
prisoners. They shoot the Huns down 
like rats and they will continue to 
shoot them down like rats. I do not 
mean that they never take any prison- 
ers at all. One dav while I was on the 

front they brought in over a hundred; 
another time, two hundred and forty. 
But there are no small batches of prison- 
ers. Rushing forward and crying 'Kam- 
erad! Kamerad!' doesn't pay. Ger- 
mans are killed, that's all. 

"The folks at home should not worry 
either, about the German drives. The 
only anxiety in France is when the 
Germans are making no drives. In the 
last one we got three or four Germans 
for every Allied soldier fallen. And 
just before I left France there began 
to be real anxiety because no new Ger- 
man drive had been started. The Allies 
feared they would miss more opportu- 
nities to kill Germans. 

"One thing puzzled me when I first 
went to France," he said. "I could not 
understand the seriousness of our boys. 
There appeared to be never a smile on 
their faces. Now, the main trouble is 
that our boys never sing. I don't 
think I heard any singing among them 
while I was there, except that which I 
heard at religious services — and that 
was so sad in its nature that it made me 
and others who heard it cry. 

" This condition of sadness is brought 
about mainly because the boys are 
lonely. They need big brothers to talk 
to and cheer them up. They need big 
red-blooded men in the Y. M. C. A. 
work there. Men of the right type, who 
will bring cheer and comfort. 

"If we seek the cause of this condi- 
tion among the men, all we have to do 
is to go back over their environment 
here for the past twenty-five years. The 
American boy has had everything pro- 
vided to relieve the monotony and 
tension of his work. And now, when 
we take thousands upon thousands — 
millions even- — of them and insist that 
they confine their activities along one 
channel, we have got to provide some- 
thing to relieve the tension, or there 
will be trouble." 

William S. Tyler, who in March last 
was appointed Federal Food Admin- 
istrator for New Jersey, has established 
the oflSce of the Food Administration at 
601 Broad Street, Newark, New Jersey, 
for the period of the war. 

Saxe Hanford of Rochester, N. Y., 
served as chairman of the Advertising 

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Committee for the second and third 
Liberty Loan campaigns of that city 
and had charge of all the loan publicity. 


Thomas^B. Hitchcock, Secretary, 
10 State Street, Boston, Mass. 

Edwin C. Witherby is a member of 
the Disbursement Committee of the 
Syracuse (N. Y.) War Chest Associa- 
tion. Mayor Walter R. Stone, '95, is 
a member of the same committee. 

Rev. James Dexter Taylor of the 
Zulu Branch of the American Board's 
South African Mission is spending a 
furlough in this country and is using 
part of the time in preparing for publi- 
cation the manuscript of a Zulu Bible 
upon which he has been at work for 
ten years. In addition to having super- 
vision of a mission district, he has been 
a professor in the seminary at Impol- 
weni. At the last Commencement 
Amherst honored him with the Degree 
of D. D. 

William D. Steger by appointment of 
the Adjutant General of New York 
State is the Government Appeal Agent 
for Draft Board No. 211, New York 

Chester T. Porter is Second Lieu- 
tenant in Company H, No. 65, 19th 
Regiment of the Massachusetts State 

John T. Pratt is doing Red Cross 
work in France. Mrs. Pratt was chair- 
man of the Woman's Executive Com- 
mittee of the third Liberty Loan for 
the Second Federal Reserve District. 
Their youngest daughter, Ruth Baker 
Pratt, aged one year and four months, 
died in New York on Thursday, May 
23d, suddenly, of pneumonia. 

Rev. John Reid of Franklin, Mass., 
is a member of the Town Public Safety 

Committee, Vice-President of the Frank- 
lin Chapter of the American Red Cross, 
chairman of the Armenian Syrian Re- 
lief Committee of Franklin and mem- 
ber of the committees on war drives 
of the Red Cross and Y. M. C. A. 

Rev. Frank B. McAllister of Cohas- 
set, Mass., assumed the pastorate of the 
Park Congregational Church of Worces- 
ter on May 19th. 

Rev. Herbert A. Jump has been as- 
signed by the War Commission of the 
Federated Council of Churches to study 
the field at Quincy and the Fore River 
Shipbuilding plant, to ascertain what 
help the Federal Council might offer. 
He preached the baccalaureate sermon 
at the New Hampshire State College 
Commencement. He had an article 
in the Congregationalist and Advance for 
June 13th on "The Duty of War-Time 

Announcement is made of the forma- 
tion of the law firm of Mitchell & 
Staples (Charles J. Staples) with offices 
at Suite 1144 Prudential Building, 
Buffalo, N. Y. 


Dr. B. Kendall Emerson, Secretary, 
56 William Street, Worcester, Mass. 
Walter Savage Ball is acting as war 
correspondent for the Providence Jour- 
nal and his war articles are one of the 
features of that paper. His mail ad- 
dress is 8 rue de Richlieu, Paris, France. 

William G. Hawes is doing Y. M. 
C. A. work, first as secretary at Camp 
Greene, Charlotte, N. C, and later as 
secretary at Fort McPherson, Atlanta, 

Robert T. Elliott is a member of the 
Worcester (Mass.) Home Guards. 

A Diocesan War Commission of five 
members was created at the annual 


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meeting this spring of the Diocese of 
Western Massachusetts of the Protest- 
ant Episcopal Church. Judge Edward 
T. Esty of Worcester is a member of 
the commission. 

Dr. Leslie R. Bragg of Webster, 
Mass., is a member of the Medical 
Advisory Board, Massachusetts Dis- 
trict No. 11. 

Isaac Patch is Captain of Company 
K, (84) 15th Infantry, Massachusetts 
State Guard. 

Everett De F. Holt has served as 
Y. M. C. A. Secretary, U. S. Marines, 
at Quantico, Virginia, and also as in- 
structor of French to officers and pri- 
vates under the auspices of the Y. M. 
C. A., while he was at Quantico. 

Besides serving as Major in the Mid- 
dlebury College Battalion, Prof. Ray- 
mond McFarland is Adjutant of the In- 
tercollegiate Intelligence Bureau, Wash- 
ington, D. C, secretary of the District 
Public Safety Committee, and one of 
the Four Minute Men. 

Rev. Samuel A. Fiske, for twelve 
years pastor of the Congregational 
Church at Berlin, Conn., and one of the 
best known ministers in the state, has 
been called to the pastorate of the 
First Congregational Church at Willi- 
mantic. Conn. 

The National Municipal Review for 
last March contained an article on "The 
Recent New York City Fusion Cam- 
paign." by Raymond V. Ingersoll, 
former Park Commissioner of Brooklyn, 
but now doing Y. M. C. A. work in 

Charles Scribner's Sons announce the 
publication of "American Poetry," 
edited by Percy Boynton. It is an an- 
thology from the earliest times down to 
the present day, with brief critical 

Harry W. Kidder has been elected 
Vice-President of the Northampton 
High School Alumni Association. 


Rev. Charles E. Merriam, Secretary, 
201 College Ave., N. E., Grand Rapids, 
Daniel B. Trefethen of Seattle, 
W^ash., is chairman of the exemption 
board in his district, member of the war 
council of the American Library Asso- 
ciation, captain of the Seattle Home 
Guards, and chairman of the committee 
in charge of raising the Liberty Loans. 

Frank M. Warren of Portland, Ore., 
is assistant in the Canned Food De- 
partment, U. S. Food Administration. 

The trustees have voted to give Pro- 
fessor Alfred S. Goodale a year's leave 
of absence during 1918-19, with full 
salary. He expects to spend it in the 
study of botany at Harvard or the 
University of Chicago, and upon his 
return to Amherst will probably devote 
his entire time to the botany depart- 
ment. In addition to teaching botany 
he has been registrar for several years, 
and has been connected with the Am- 
herst faculty for eighteen years. 

Dr. Robert A. Rice of Fitchburg is 
a member of the Voluntary Aid Com- 
mittee of the Public Safety Committee 
and of the Fitchburg Medical War 
Relief Society. 

Prof. Haven D. Brackett of Clark 
College, Worcester, Mass., has been 
made chairman of the New England 
committee on educators to conduct 
a campaign to maintain and promote 
the study of the Greek language and 
culture in secondary schools. Professor 
Brackett was married on Saturday 
June 15th, to Miss Marion L. Gaillard, 
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performed at St. Mark's Church, 
Worcester, Robert T. Elliott, '97. was 
one of the ushers. Dr. and Mrs. Brack- 
ett will be at home after October 1, 
1918, at 114 Woodland Street, Worces- 
ter, Mass. 

The June issue of the Century con- 
tained a story entitled "The Emerald 
of Tamerlane," written by H. G. 
Dwight in collaboration with John 

Rev. Charles W. Merriam of Grand 
Rapids, Mich., was on board the 
steamer Orissa which was torpedoed 
by a submarine on Sunday morning, 
April 28th, off the British coast and 
sunk within twelve minutes. He was 
one of a party of fifty-seven Y. M. C. A. 
men, bound for France to do war relief 
work. All escaped safely except some 
members of the crew, being picked up 
in life boats and landed at a British 
port. Before sailing for France, Mer- 
riam served as chairman of the Publici- 
ty Committee for the American Library 
Association War Fund Campaign for 
Western Michigan and was a speaker 
in that territory in behalf of the Liberty 
Loan, Red Cross, and Y. M. C. A. 
drives. A sermon he delivered at Park 
Congregational Church in Grand Rap- 
ids on September 16, 1917, on "The 
Army Y. M. C. A. Work at Camp 
MacArthur" has been published in 
pamphlet form. 

Rev. Arthur J. Wyman of Little 
Falls, N. Y., has been granted leave of 
absence from his church and is in Y. M. 
C. A. work at Camp Merritt, N. J. 

E. H. Barnum, who represents the 
B. F. Goodrich Rubber Company in 
San Francisco, was chairman of the 
convention-attendance committee of 
the Associated Advertising Clubs of the 
World and was largely responsible for 

the success of the association's annual 
convention and war council which was 
held in San Francisco July 7th to 11th. 


Edward W. Hitchcock, Secretary, 
Woodbury Forest School, Woodbury, Va. 

Besides assisting the Government and 
the Red Cross in the purchase and ap- 
portionment of contracts for surgical 
dressings, Henry P. Kendall is chairman 
of the committee on Industrial Rela- 
tions of the U. S. Chamber of Com- 
merce. The importance of this commit- 
tee can be judged by a glance at its 
make-up which comprises the vice- 
president of the American Metal Com- 
pany, the president of the Sloss-Shef- 
field Iron and Steel Company, the 
president of the Newport News Ship- 
building and Dry Dock Co., the 
treasurer and general manager of Will- 
iam Filene's Sons Company, the presi- 
dent of Dartmouth College, the man- 
ager of the Bureau of Information of 
the Southeastern Railways, the vice- 
president of the Westinghouse Electric 
and Manufacturing Company, the 
President of the Goodyear Tire and 
Rubber Company, and the vice-presi- 
dent of the Baltimore and Ohio Rail- 
road. This committee advises with the 
Government on labor policies to assure 
maximum production in the country, 
freedom from strikes, etc., during the 
period of the war. 

Rufus E. Miles was from May to 
August, 1917, associate state director 
of the Red Cross for Ohio. Since then 
he has been spending a large part of 
his time cooperating with the Federal 
Food Administration for Ohio. 

Dr. Albert E. Austin of Sound Beach, 
Conn., is a member of the local exemp- 
tion board, a member of the Liberty 
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Greenwich, one of the Four Minute 
Men and Chief Surgeon, Connecticut 
Home Guard, 4th Military District, 
with rank of Major. 

Charles E. Mitchell has been elected 
a director of the Virginian Railway 

Emery Pottle had a poem in the April 
Harper's, entitled "To an Italian 

Donald W. Brown is in the service 
of the American Red Cross. He is in 
Paris and is Assistant General Manager 
with the rank of Captain. Address No. 
4, Place de la Concorde, Paris. 

Albert C. Howe of Lafayette, Colo., 
is chairman of the Lafayette Chapter, 
American Red Cross; secretary-treas- 
urer of the local Y. M. C. A. war fund; 
treasurer of the War Fund Committee, 
A. R. C; chairman of the Liberty 
Bond Committee; and associate mem- 
ber. Legal Advisory Board for Boulder 

Rev. Frederick W. Raymond of 
Glastonbury, Conn., spent some time 
at Camp Lee, Va., as Religious Work 
Secretary. He is also a private in the 
Connecticut Home Guard. 

Robert A. Coan of New York has 
been doing war work for the " Mayor's 
Committee on Defense," being one of 
the regular speakers last fall at the 
battleship Recruit, for recruiting for 
the Navy. His home address is 416 
Westminster Road, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Professor David C. Rogers has been 
giving a course at Smith College in 
training for mental reconstruction work 
with disabled soldiers. 

Burges Johnson has been active in 
war work. He is a member of a com- 
mittee, under the chairmanship of 
Ernest Poole, working under the direc- 

tion of the Committee on Public 
Information. He is chairman of the 
publicity committee of Home Defense 
for Dutchess County. He is also a 
member of the Vigilantes, a group of 
WTiters who have pledged the service of 
their pens to the government for any 
campaign of publicity, and is one of 
fifty writers within the organization 
bound by pledge to supply articles on 
a moment's notice. He has assisted 
in the New York State campaign on 
war education, in the preparation of 
reports and the arranging of mass 
meetings. In connection with his work 
at V^assar College, he directs the writing 
by Vassar students of economy para- 
graphs for theatre programs and for 
Mr. Hoover's "States Publicity." 

The Outlook for April 10th contained 
an article by Professor Johnson, en- 
titled "Is the Woman's College Essen- 
tial in War Time.''" It was prompted 
by an inquiry of an oflBcial as to whether 
the Vassar buildings were suitable in 
case of Govermnent preemption for 
use as a military hospital. 

In the June Century he had a story 
entitled "Iron Heroines," and in the 
May Harper's a poem, "Play." In 
May he spoke at Amherst upon the 
extent of German propaganda. 

Ralph Waldo Wight of Indian Or- 
chard, Mass., formerly president of 
the City Council and also of the Board 
of Alderman of Springfield, died at the 
neurological institute in New York City 
on Monday, May 20th. Early this 
last spring his health began to fail him 
and he relinquished business activities 
in the hope that rest would restore his 
health. His condition, however, became 
so serious that an operation was necess- 
ary. That was followed by pneumonia 
which caused his death. He was forty- 
one years old. 

Mr. Wight was born on August 6, 

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1876, the son of Henry Kirke and Jane 
(Eaton) Wight. He graduated from 
the Springfield High School in 1895, 
where he was pitcher on the school 
baseball team. He entered Amherst 
where he was a member of the Theta 
Delta Chi fraternity. On completing 
his course in 1899, he went back to 
Indian Orchard to make his home and 
took a position with the Indian Orchard 
Company. In 1905 he was elected 
treasurer of the Chapman Valve Man- 
ufacturing Company, which position 
he held at the time of his death. He 
was also treasurer of the Wight-Thayer 

His death is a great loss to the city 
of Springfield, as he had taken an active 
interest in politics; and in fact had fre- 
quently been mentioned for Mayor; 
but he always declined to run. He 
gave a large amount of time to the city's 
business and was much interested in 
city afl^airs. He represented Indian 
Orchard in the city government as 
councilman from 1904 to 1907 and as 
alderman from 1907 to 1911, serving as 
president of each board. Says the 
Springfield Republican: 

"During his city council experience 
Mr. Wight has been a member of the 
most important joint committees of 
the council. He was for years a mem- 
ber of the finance committee and 
chairman of the street lighting com- 
mittee, besides being on numerous spe- 
cial committees. He was chairman of 
the fire and police buildings committee, 
which erected the new fire and police 
headquarters stations, and is a member 
of the charter revision committee. By 
virtue of his office as president of the 
board he was a member of the river- 
front advisory commission. In his 
political as well as his business life he 
was an assiduous worker, tireless in his 
efiforts and always cheerful no matter 
how disagreeable the task. Harboring 
no ill toward anyone, cheerful always, 
and with a heart full of sympathy for the 
unfortunate and needy, he gained the 

friendship of poeple in all walks of life, 
whose friendship he held to the time of 
his death. In business he was held in 
the highest esteem by his associates 
and business men not only of this city 
but throughout the country." 

It was largely due to Mr. Wight's 
efforts that the citizens' association of 
Indian Orchard was organized, and he 
served as its president for two years. 
He was also a member of Springfield 
lodge of Masons, Indian Orchard lodge 
of Masons and a 3'2d degree Mason. 
He was a member of the Nayasset Club, 
the Rotary Club, the Manchconis Club, 
Sons of the American Revolution and 
Indian Orchard Masonic Club, a trus- 
tee of the Evangelical parish and direc- 
tor in the Springfield Chamber of 

Mr. Wight was married on January 
14, 1905, to Miss Laura Stafford, daugh- 
ter of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Stafford, 
of Stafford Springs, Conn., and she 
with two children Kirk, aged twelve, 
and Lynda, aged two, survive him. 

Captain Harry A. Bullock, assigned 
to the Quartermaster's Reserve Corps, 
met his death near Cantigny in France 
on Decoration Day. He was killed by 
an aerial bomb, which struck him while 
on duty at division headquarters about 
five miles from the first line trenches 
where, on a certain sector, American 
troops were standing off the great Hun 
offensive. The same bomb also killed 
his superior officer, former Congress- 
man Colonel B. T. Clayton. Colonel 
Clayton and Captain Bullock were 
supervising the bringing up of the sup- 
plies for the troops at the time. 

Captain Bullock was for nearly ten 
years a member of the reportorial staff 
of the New York Times and was later 
secretary of the Municipal Railway 
Corporation, a subsidiary of the Brook- 
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one of the first Platt.sbiirg men to go 
overseas, and in letters which he wrote 
he said that for some time he had been 
detailed to study the transportation 
problem in France; but when the great 
German offensive began, he was detailed 
to an especially active sector of the 
American line. 

Born in Wellesley Hills, Mass., in 
1878, he prepared for college at the local 
schools and graduated from Amherst in 
1899. He immediately took up news- 
paper work and after working for sev- 
eral years as a reporter on New Haven, 
Springfield and Boston newspapers 
came to New York in 1902 to join the 
staflf of the New York Times. While 
with the Times he did notable work on 
the insurance investigation, the Union- 
Pacific Interstate Commerce Commis- 
sion case of 1907 and the traction 
investigation of 1911. It was said that 
his chief asset in his journalistic days, 
aside from a tireless energy, was a 
dogged persistence which kept him on 
a "story" until he got all the facts, and 

It was this determination which 
enabled him to achieve the distinction 
of being the first reporter to induce the 
late E. H. Harriman to talk for publi- 
cation. Mr. Bullock's interview occu- 
pied a full page in the Times and at- 
tracted wide attention. He also ob- 
tained the last interview the railroad 
man accorded before his death. As 
a newspaper man he gained a wide 
knowledge of transit aflFairs and in 
August, 1911, accepted an offer in the 
Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company. 
He first acted as a special investigator 
under the immediate direction of the 
president of the road, and a little later 
was appointed secretary of the New- 
York Municipal Railway Corporation. 
In addition to his other duties Captain 
Bullock organized and enlarged the 

scope of the B. R. T.'s welfare work, 
established the Bureau of Public 
Safety, and started the company's 
medical bureau, which provides free 
treatment to all employes. As part of 
his work he became one of the principal 
organizers of the Brooklyn Institute 
for Safety, was chairman of the Elec- 
tric Railway Section of the National 
Safety Council and of the Claims 
Transportation Committee of the Amer- 
ican Electric Railway Association. 

He had taken his 1916 vacation in 
training at Plattsburg, and as soon as 
war was declared secured his release 
from the B. R. T. and was ordered in 
May, 1917, to report as an assistant 
in the Quartermaster's Department for 
the first training camp at Plattsburg. 
From there he went directly to the other 
side in August. After various tem- 
porary assignments, he was made as- 
sistant quartermaster of the First Divi- 
sion of the A. E. F., and was serving 
with that division when killed. 

He leaves two sisters and two broth- 
ers, one of whom is professor in the 
Department of Economics at Harvard. 
He was a member of the Theta Delta 
Chi fraternity, and also belonged to the 
Hamilton Club at Brooklyn, Brooklyn 
Civic Club, Brooklyn Press Club, Don- 
gan Hills Golf and Country Club, and 
the Atlantic Yacht Club. 

On hearing of the death of Cap- 
tain Bullock, Colonel T. S. Williams, 
head of the B. R. T. system, made this 

"The announcement of Captain Bul- 
lock's death brings the war home very 
closely to us in the B. R. T. Bul- 
lock had an exceptionally fine charac- 
ter and unusual abilities. In his work 
for us he quickly demonstrated his 
abilities. In addition to being secretary 
of the New York Municipal Railway 
Corporation, he was in charge of all 
of our welfare activities, and he brought 
to his tasks not only great talent as an 

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organizer and as a thorough and capa- 
ble investigator, but great enthusiasm 
and energy. He had very high ideals. 
Before our country became iravolved 
in the war he felt that it was his duty 
to become prepared for assisting it in 
case of necessity, and took the prelimi- 
nary training at Plattsburg. We shall 
miss Bullock very much in our organiza- 
tion, and personally his death is a great 
shock to me, for I had not only great 
respect and admiration for his abilities 
and high purpose, but there was a 
strong bond of affection and sympathy 
between us." 

On June 17th the Association of City 
Hall reporters in New York City met 
with other newspaper men to pay a 
tribute to the memory of Captain 
Bullock. Next day the New York Times 
Association and the Brooklyn Institu- 
tion for Safety met and passed similar 
resolutions and a memorial meeting 
was held in Brooklyn, largely attended 
by the employes of the Brooklyn Rapid 
Transit Company. 

The following editorial from the New 
York Times of June 6th is perhaps the 
most splendid of all the many tributes 
made to the memory of Captain 


For the newspaper men of New York City, 
and especially for the members of the Times 
staff, the news that Captain Harry A. Bul- 
lock has been killed by a German airman's 
bomb in France will cause a grief that is miti- 
gated only by the thought that this is the 
death he would have chosen — the death that 
all who knew him would have expected him 
to be risking at any time when his country 
needed the service of strong arms and bold 

That Harry Bullock would be in arms and 
at the front among the first Americans was 
made inevitable by the traits his whole life 
had exemplified. His associates in the Times 
office remember him as among the ablest of 
reporters — one to whom was constantly in- 
tru.sted work difficult, important, and respon- 
sible — and that he performed every such task 
in a way that won for him the confidence, the 
appreciation, and the respect of all in and out 
of the office with whom he was brought into 

The amount of work that he did was not 
less remarkable than the speed at which it 
was done or the high quality that marked it. 
No subject was too complicated or too tech- 
nical for him to grasp understandingly all 

its details, and when necessary he could pre- 
sent them all with a vigor and a lucidity 
characteristic of journalism in its very highest 
phases. In the later months of his service on 
the Times staff he had become a recognized 
authority on all the phases of the city's rapid 
transit problems, and the way in which he 
could come in from a long hearing before the 
Commissioners and dictate without hesitation 
or the need of changing a word column after 
column of testimony and exposition was a 
marvel even to those who were not unfamiliar 
with the higher possibilities of journalistic 

Captain Bullock was more than a writer. 
He had the build and muscles of the trained 
athlete, the education that fitted him for 
what was then his profession, and the energy 
and industry that were essential to the 
efficiency of his other qualities. The call to 
war found him ready. As soon as there was 
a Plattsburg camp he was in it training for 
the commission that came to him as a matter 
of desert as well as of course. Now he is 
dead! But it was a good death. He had lived 
— more if not longer than many a man who 
will attain the gray hairs that were not for 
Harry Bullock to wear. 


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

Rev. Christopher C. St. Clare of 
Port Henry, N. Y., is in France, where 
he is doing Overseas War Work for the 
Y. M. C. A. 

Ray S. Hubbard was appointed by 
the Commission on Training Camp 
Activities to have charge of all activi- 
ties for the benefit of the soldiers of 
Camp Devens outside the camp limits. 
He runs club-houses, sends boys out to 
neighboring communities for dances, 
dinners, entertainments, etc., and in 
general is a grand good friend of all the 
boys in the camp. 

Bernard L. Paine of Sharon, Mass., is 
a member of the Thirteenth Regiment, 
Massachusetts State Guard. 

Professor Ernest H. Wilkins of the 
University of Chicago has been ap- 
pointed Associate Executive Secretary 
of the War Personnel Board of the 
National War Work Council of the Y. 
M. C. A. in charge of the recruiting of 
educational secretaries for the camps of 


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the U. S. army in this country and in 
France, of instructors in French for the 
camps in this country, and of secre- 
taries to serve with the French and Ital- 
ian armies. He is located during the 
summer at the Y. M. C. A. Headquar- 
ters, 347 Madison Avenue, New York 
City. Professor Wilkins has also been 
appointed adviser on French to the 
Committee on Education of the Com- 
mission on Training Camp Activities. 

The expedition to Palestine, led by 
Dr. Edwin St. John Ward, who has the 
rank of Lieutenant Colonel, has reached 
its destination in safety, after a long 
and hard trip. The object of the expe- 
dition is to follow up the victories of 
the Allied Forces with the work of re- 
habilitating the land and repatriating 
the remnants of its people. It is made 
up of sixty persons, all experts in their 
several lines, and includes missionaries, 
physicians, nurses, sanitary engineers, 
and general relief workers. The party 
was obliged to proceed by a roundabout 
way, going first to Cape Town, then 
through the Indian Ocean to Cairo. 
From Cairo the unit planned to follow 
up the line of the British army. The 
expedition carried with it 500 tons of 
building material and disinfectants, an 
immense quantity of industrial tools, 
great numbers of seeds, etc. The Amer- 
ican Red Cross finances the undertaking. 

Prof. Harold C. Goddard of Swarth- 
more is spending the summer with his 
family at their farm in Cummington, 
Mass. Prof. Goddard has recently 
contributed a number of timely articles 
to the New Republic and other periodi- 
cals. An essaj' by him, entitled "Should 
Language be Abolished.'", appeared 
in the Atlantic Monthly for July. 

Harold I. Pratt is now in France, 
taking charge of the Y. M. C. A. can- 
teens. He and his brother, Herbert L. 

Pratt, '95, will divide their time in 
France with this task. He was also a 
member of Brooklyn's Red Cross Cen- 
tral Committee for the second Red 
Cross drive. 

Among recent magazine contribu- 
tions by Walter A. Dyer, the following 
have appeared: — "A Lighthouse to 
Guide French Soldiers," an article in 
The Independent for July 6; "One 
Collector's Hobbies," an article in 
Country Life for July; "The Alms- 
house Flag," a story in The Woman s 
Magazine for July, and "The House 
on Chester Street," a story in The Black 
Cat for July. Mr. Dyer has two books 
on the press for publication this fall — 
"Handbook of Furniture Styles," by 
the Century Company, and "The Dogs 
of Boytown," a juvenile, by Henry 
Holt & Co. 

Rev. x\lden H. Clark and family have 
returned from their mission field in 
Ahmednagar, India, and will remain 
in this country for a few years while the 
children are being educated. They 
have been spending the summer in Am- 
herst. Mr. Clark expects to be en- 
gaged in secretarial work for the Ameri- 
can Board while in this country. He 
plans to spend some time in New York 
this fall and winter as manager of the 
New York office of the Board, after 
which he will probably settle in Boston. 


Harry H. Clutia, Secretary, 
100 William Street, New York City 
John L. Vanderbilt has become as- 
sociated with A. S. Cookman in the 
import and export business at 85 Wall 
Street, New York City, and the firm 
name has been changed to A. S. Cook- 
man & Company. 

Edward C. Smith of 1126 Birchard 
Avenue, Fremont, Ohio, has been busy, 

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off and on, assisting the research chem- 
ists at the National Carbon Company, 
working on Government problems for 
the Bureau of Mines. 

Dr. Francis G. Barnum has changed 
his address from Hyde Park to 481 
Beacon Street, Boston. He is medical 
referee of Division 24, Boston Draft 

Reuben F. Wells is chairman of the 
Hatfield (Mass.) committee on food 
production and conservation under the 
Massachusetts Committee on Public 

Preserved Smith was married on 
Thursday, June 20th, to Miss Lucy 
Henderson Humphrey, daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. Henry M. Humphrey of 
New York City. The ceremony was 
performed by the groom's father, the 
Rev. Dr. Henry Preserved Smith, '69. 
The leading article in the April- June 
issue of the Monist was by Dr. Pre- 
served Smith, on "Christian Theo- 
phagy, an historical sketch." 

Frederick F. Moon, who has gained 
considerable standing as a Forester and 
who is in charge of the forestry work of 
Palisades Inter-state Park, is now act- 
ing dean of the New York State College 
of Forestry connected with Syracuse 
University, in addition to holding a pro- 
fessorship as Forest Engineer of that in- 
stitution. He has written another new 
book entitled "The liook of Forestry." 


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

Silas D. Barber is in France, doing 
Y. M. C. A. work. 

Rev. Horace E. Holton spent the 
month of April preaching for the Y. M. 
C. A. at army camps. He is one of the 
Four Minute Men in St. Louis and is 

also enrolled as a speaker for the Red 
Cross, Liberty Bond and Food Conser- 
vation campaigns, averaging about two 
appointments to speak weekly. Mr. 
Holton has just recently accepted a 
call extended to him by Porter Congre- 
gational Church at Brockton, Mass., to 
become its pastor. 

John Eastman is a member of the 
First Troop, Massachusetts Cavalry, 
and of the Wellesley Y. M. C. A. Pub- 
lic Safety Committee. 

Frank L. Boyden was chairman of 
the Third Liberty Loan Committee for 
Deerfield, Mass., and has been ap- 
pointed one of a committee of three to 
organize the Junior Red Cross societies 
in Franklin County. 

Arthur W. Dennon is President of the 
Sheepshead Bay Board of Trade in 

Rev. Jason N. Pierce has resigned his 
pastorate at Dorchester, Mass., to be- 
come a chaplain in the army, going first 
to Nashville, Tenn., for a month's 
instruction. In June he sailed for 
France with the 43d Engineers. 

Rev. Andrew Magill is a member of 
the Jamaica (N. Y.) Branch Committee 
of the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and 

Ralph T. Whitelaw of St. Louis, Mo., 
is in France, under the auspices of the 
National War Work Council of the 
Y. M. C. A., acting as a canteen 

Rev. Frank L. Briggs of Union Evan- 
gelical Church in Springfield has been 
granted a year's leave of absence for 
Y. M. C. A. work in France. During 
his absence his wife, who is a licensed 
preacher, will fill his pulpit and assume 
other pastoral duties. 

Anson Ely Morse sailed for Italy in 


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July xinder the auspices of the Y. M. C. 
A. as a physical director with the 
Italian armies. 


Clifford P. AVarren, Secretary, 
354 Congress Street, Boston, Mass. 
The general brokerage and invest- 
ment business formerly conducted by 
Auchincloss, Joost & Company, at 61 
Broadway, New York, is to be contin- 
ued by a new firm, Auchincloss, Joost 
& Patrick. The new partner is George 
N. Patrick, who will be in charge of the 
Troy office. Sherman B. Joost is a 
member of 1904. 

Dr. Arthur A. Gushing of Brookline, 
Mass., served from May 1, 1917, to 
September 14, 1917, as private and 
corporal in First Provisional Cavalry 
Troop, Massachusetts State Guard. On 
September 14th he was appointed cap- 
tain in the Medical Corps and since 
that date has been assigned to the 11th 
Regiment, Massachusetts State Guard. 

Stanley King, who has held an im- 
portant post in the war department, has 
recently been made private secretary 
to Secretary of War Baker. 

Albert W. Atwood's financial articles 
in the Saturday Evening Post continue 
to be one of the features of that publi- 
cation. Those that have appeared 
since the last Quarterly went to press 
are as follows: — "Taxing What you 
Spend" (June 29th), "Savings Banks 
in Wartime" (June 1st), "What are 
Luxuries.''" (May 18th), " Selling Bonds 
in Small Communities" (May 4th), 
"Your Insurance Policy in Wartime" 
(April 27th), "The Penny Come into 
its Own" (April 20th), "The Field 
Marshal of Finance" (April 13th). 

The following was written in a letter 
from France to ex-Mayor Fitzgerald of 

"Next came our trip through the 
mill to see in what line we were best 
fitted, resulting in my being kept here 
under a lieutenant from Boston by the 
name of Stearns. . . He sure is a 
great man to work under and a man 
that Boston should be proud of. I 
hope that all the other Boston men who 
come over here turn out to be such 
good men as he is in taking care of 
people from Boston. He is always 
ready to lend a hand to anybody from 
Boston who is in need." 


KL'VRL 0. Thompson, Secretary, 
11306 Knowlton Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 
Rev. John Linda Clymer, whose ad- 
dress is now Parkside Drive, Berkeley, 
California, is director of the Bureau of 
Development, Pacific Division, Ameri- 
can Red Cross. 

Dr. John Colwell Paine of Exeter 
was commissioned 1st Lieutenant in 
the Medical Reserve Corps in June, 
1917, and was honorably discharged in 
November because of physical disability. 

At the one hundred and sixteenth 
annual conference of the Congrega- 
tional Churches of Massachusetts, held 
in Springfield in May, Rev. Harrison 
L. Packard of Shelburne Falls was 
elected assistant registrar. 

J. Frank Kane is a member of a 
committee which is placing fatherless 
children of France in the care of inter- 
ested Americans. 

June 21st, Governor McCall of Massa- 
chusetts appointed Joseph B. Eastman 
to the Public Service Commission of the 
state. Mr. Eastman has for several 
years been a member of the old Public 
Service Commission, consisting of five 
members, having been recently re- 
appointed by Governor McCall. The 
legislature this year provided for the 
re-organization of the Commission, 
and required the Governor to appoint 

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three members, one for three years, 
one for two years and one for one year, 
two of the three members to be of the 
old Commission. It is universally 
recognized that Mr. Eastman has been 
at the same time progressive and emi- 
nently fair. It is very pleasing to his 
friends that the Governor, by appoint- 
ing him for the two year term, has rec- 
ognized the unusual qualifications that 
Mr. Eastman possesses and the high 
ideals of public service for which he had 
consistently stood. 

Ernest M. Whitcomb of Amherst has 
been acting as chairman of the War 
Savings Stamps campaign committee 
for Hampshire County. 

Sherman B. Joost of the firm of 
Auchincloss, Joost & Patrick has been 
made floor manager on the New York 
Stock Exchange in place of James C. 


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

1905 held its annual mid-winter 
dinner at Keen's Chop House, West 
36th Street, New York City, on Friday 
evening, April 19th. In keeping with 
the war spirit, no special menu was 
arranged, but each man ordered what 
he wanted, a private room having been 
reserved. The dinner was especially 
noteworthy in that F. E. Pierce, famous 
in Amherst football history, as an ail- 
American tackle, was present, it being 
the first time that most of. the men had 
seen him since 1905. Robert W. Pease 
came down from Northampton on pur- 
pose to attend the dinner. A most 
interesting war discussion was one of 
the features of the evening. Those 
present included: — J. G. Anderson, 
A. Baily, L. R. Fort, H. G. Grover, C. 
E. T. Hopkins, W. C. Moon, A. S. Nash, 

C. F. Nickerson, J. B. O'Brien, F. E. 
Pierce, R. W. Pease, W. T. Rathbun 
and R. D. Wing. 

Dr. Walter W. Palmer was elected 
Secretary of the American Society for 
Clinical Investigation at the annual 
meeting of the society at Atlantic City 
in May. He has been made Visiting 
Physician to the Presbyterian Hospital 
in New York City and Associate Pro- 
fessor of Medicine in the College of 
Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia 
University. During the past year in 
the absence of Professor Longcape he 
has been acting Medical Director of 
both the Department of Medicine in 
the University and of the hospital. Dr. 
Palmer is an officer in the Medical 
Reserve Corps, but the officials of 
Columbia University greatly desire his 
continued presence there for the good 
of the Medical School. 

A recent issue of Every Week con- 
tained an illustrated article on "What 
Becomes of Football Heroes." It com- 
prised pictures and sketches of half a 
dozen famous football captains of about 
a decade ago and included one in regard 
to Palmer and his work in connection 
with the Rockefeller Institute. 

C. Irving Peabody was married on 
Friday, June 7th, in Kansas City, Mo., 
to Miss Elsie Gillham of that city. 

George Schwab returned to this coun- 
try on May 1st for a year's furlough. 
With Mrs. Schwab he is in charge of 
the Presbyterian Mission at Metet 
station in the Cameroons, West Africa. 
He had to wait half a year before he 
could get a boat coming to this country, 
was on the ocean six weeks, and had 
a very exciting encounter with a sub- 
marine. He has recently revised a Bulu 
primer and has lately finished a Bulu 
grammar which is about to be pub- 


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Ward C. Moon, Superintendent of 
Schools in Freeport, N. Y., is chairman 
of the Thrift War Savings campaign in 
Freeport, a member of the executive 
committee of the local Red Cross, is in 
charge of the Junior Red Cross chapter 
in Freeport, a member of the Liberty 
Loan Committee and the Home De- 
fense League. 

J. Maurice Clark has been acting as 
volunteer assistant, Meat Division, U. 
S. Food Administration. 

Before enlisting in the Quartermas- 
ter's Corps, Claude M. Fuess served 
as assistant secretary for New England 
of the Red Cross in Andover and mem- 
ber of the Legal Advisory Board. 

Edward A. Baily was in charge of the 
Men's Club Division of Protestant 
churches in Brooklyn in the Second 
Red Cross Drive. 

Harry Greenwood Grover's poem, 
"Prayer of the Violin," which originally 
appeared in the Amherst Graduate' 
Quarterly, was republished in a re- 
cent issue of Current Opinion. He is 
one of the speakers for the National 
Security League. 

Miss Mary Frances Willard Ander- 
son, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John 
Reid Anderson of Cambridge, Mass., 
and Rev. William Crawford were mar- 
ried in Cambridge on Wednesday 
June 12th. 

Emerson G. Gaylord representing 
Chicopee was chosen a trustee of the 
Citizen's War Fund Association for the 
Greater Springfield district. 

Rev. Nelson F. Cole has accepted 
a call to the pastorate of the Congrega- 
tional Church at Bonesteel, S. Dakota. 

Edward Hall Gardner is now assist- 
ant professor of advertising and market- 
ing at the University of Wisconsin. 

Rev. A. J. Derbyshire who spent 
part of the winter in France, doing 
Y. M. C. A. work, retiu-ned in March 
and has since resigned his pastorate 
in Brooklyn. 

John G. Anderson has been playing 
a great deal of golf in behalf of the Red 
Cross, both in the vicinity of New York 
and in the Middle West. On May 25th 
at the Garden City Golf Club, at the 
conclusion of an eighteen-hole Red 
Cross, match between Anderson and 
Francis Ouimet against Jerome D. 
Travers and Oswald Kirkby in which 
Anderson played the best golf of the 
day, his brassie was auctioned off at 
$50.00. Many clubs were auctioned on 
this occasion for the Red Cross, but the 
star article put up was a putter of the 
old wooden type made 48 years ago, 
which Anderson picked out at the shop 
of old Tom Morris, at St. Andrews, 
Scotland. Anderson brought a laugh 
to the large gallery numbering nearly 
1,000 when in explaining things about 
this wonderful old club he remarked: 
"And let me assure you that you can 
miss as many putts with it as with any 
other." This was disposed of for $125. 
On June 22d Anderson won for the 
second year in succession the West- 
chester Golf Association champion- 
ship, this being one of the chief Metro- 
politan titles. 

Ralph W. Hemenway of Northamp- 
ton, Mass., is a member of the local 
Legal Advisory Board. He is law part- 
ner of Lieutenant Governor Calvin 
Coolidge, '95, who is expected to be 
the Republican nomineee for Governor 
this fall. 

George W. Ellis of Monson, Mass., 
was appointed a member of the Hamp- 
den County committee for the war 
savings stamp drive. 

Robert S. Hartgrove is Government 

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Appeal Agent for the Draft in District 
No. 3 of New Jersey. 

At the Democratic State Convention 
in Connecticut, held on June 26th and 
27th, in forming the state central com- 
mittee Senator Edward W. Broder was 
chosen as Vice-President for District 
No. 1. 


Robert C. Powell, Secretary, 

Tracy-Parry Advertising Co., 

Lafayette Bldg., Philadelphia, Pa. 

Gardner Lattimer was loaned by the 

Commerce Club of Toledo, Ohio, to the 

local Food Administration, of which he 

is acting secretary for the county. 

Dr. James B. Cross of Buffalo, N. Y., 
is urologist for the Medical Advisory 
Board for the city of Buffalo, is on the 
Aviation Examining Board and the 
Buffalo Red Cross Medical Service 

George A. Wood was married on 
June 5th to Miss Joan Donaldson of 
Wilkinsburg, Pa. They will make 
their home in Columbus, Ohio, where 
he is an instructor in Ohio Univer- 

Rev. Arthur Harold Gilmore of the 
First Congregational Church, Topsfield, 
Mass., has enrolled for war service over- 
seas with the Y. M. C. A. war work 
council. While he is abroad, his wife 
will make her home with her parents 
in Chicago. 

Morton Snyder on July 1st assumed 
the office of State Inspector of High 
Schools for Connecticut, a position 
which he will create. His address is 
care of State Board of Education, The 
Capitol, Hartford, Conn. 

Mason W. Tyler, Ph. D., is the joint 
author with Prof. William Stearns 
Davis and William Anderson of a cur- 

rent historical work entitled "The 
Roots of the War," published by the 
Century Company. 

Arthur W. Hale, who has been faculty 
director of athletics for the past four 
years at the Huntington school in Bos- 
ton, has resigned to accept a position 
as superintendent of schools in Frank- 
lin, Mass. He assumed his new duties 
on August 1st. 

Robert C. Powell, formerly Captain 
in the National Army at Camp Lee, 
Va., who found it necessary to resign 
from the service in April, is back again 
in the advertising atmosphere. His 
address is now care of the Tracy-Parry 
Co., Lafayette Building, Philadelphia, 
advertising agents. Both Tracy and 
Parry are Amherst men, the former 
1908 and the latter 1901. On the staff 
of the agency is also John E. D. Coffey, 
Amherst 1913. 

Phil Bridgman's family has recently 
been increased by one. Specifications 
have not yet been received. 

The Secretary requests members of 
the class to supply him with some in- 
formation regarding themselves, other- 
wise this section of the Quarterly is 
going to be one of the biggest blanks 
they ever saw. He appreciates the 
compliment, but disclaims any accu- 
rate knowledge of the machinery of 

Captain William Hale, Jr., the Am- 
herst hero, whose winning of the Brit- 
ish military cross for valiant service 
at the battle of Vimy Ridge, and 
whose capture of five husky Germans 
when he was only armed with a small 
flashlight and a pair of scissors, was 
described in the February issue of the 
Quarterly was erroneously reported 
killed in action on June 8th. 

The following explanatory article 


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appeared in the Springfield Republican 
of July 15th: 

Capt. William Hale, Jr., Amherst 
college man, the Canadian medical 
officer whose army life might well il- 
lumine the pages of fiction, has now 
been raised from the dead — resurrected 
by the Canadian war department after 
being reported killed in action on June 8. 
Letters of condolence over his untimely 
end have reached his relatives, includ- 
ing his uncles, David and James Hale 
of this city, from every corner, but grief 
was dispelled by joy when a telegram 
arrived from the Canadian war depart- 
ment stating that an error had been 
made and that while a certain Capt. 
Hale of the 42d Canadian Highlanders 
had been killed, it was not Capt. Hale, 
the doctor, also of the 4'2d. Closely 
following this message came a letter 
from Capt. Hale, himself, written on 
June 16, eight days after he had sup- 
posedly met his death in action. 

Capt. Hale won the British distin- 
guished service cross for heroism at 
Vimy ridge, where single-handed and 
armed only with a flash light and a pair 
of scissors, he captured five husky 
Germans armed to the teeth. It was 
while endeavoring to locate a new first 
aid station in the wake of a British ad- 
vance that he discovered his sturdy 
opponents in a dark and supposedly 
unoccupied dugout. Greeted by the 
cry, "Mercy — kamerad," he had but 
little time to parley. His knowledge of 
the German tongue was limited but 
practical, and flashing his light on the 
men he cried fiercely. "Heraus mit 
you," and the Huns filed obediently up 
the stairs. Afterward he remained on 
duty in the first-aid station for some 60 
hours attending to the wounded and 
instilling cheer into the men. 

Capt. Hale was born in Gananoque, 
Ont., the son of William Hale. He 
graduated from Amherst college in the 
class of 1906, and practiced medicine in 
Utica, N. Y., before enlisting in the 
Canadian medical service. He is still 
serving with the 42d Canadian High- 


Charles P. Slocum, Secretary, 
202 Lake Ave.,Newton Highlands,Mass. 

Alfred L. Bartlett is a member of the 
California Legislature, representing the 
sixty-third Assembly District which in- 
cludes a portion of the city of Los 
Angeles. He is a member of several 
important committees, including the 
committee on Commerce and Naviga- 
tion, Constitutional Amendments, Ju- 
diciary, Military Affairs, Public Morals 
and Public Health and Quarantine. 

Eugene F. Williams was married on 
Saturday afternoon, January 26th, in 
St. Louis, Mo., to Miss Marie Ewing 
Wight, daughter of Captain and Mrs. 
Ira Edward Wight. 

Charles P. Searle of Honesdale, Pa., 
is a member of the Legal Advisory 
Council for Pennsylvania which con- 
sists of five members, the Chief Justice 
of the State Supreme Court and four 
lawyers, whose duty it is to assist 
the Governor in the creation of local 
advisory boards. He is also chairman 
of the Speakers' Bureau for Wayne 
County for Committee for Public Safety 
for Pennsylvania, chairman of the Y. 
M. C. A. campaign for Wayne County, 
member of the county Legal Advisory 
Board, member of the Liberty Loan ex- 
ecutive committee of Wayne County, 
chairman of the Wayne County Four 
Minute Men, member of the Red Cross 
Speakers' Bureau, District Chairman 
National War Savings Committee, and 
First Lieutenant, Co. D, 2d Infantry, 
P. R. M. 

Herbert H. Palmer of Waban, Mass., 
is a private in Company A, 11th Regi- 
ment, Massachusetts State Guard. 

The marriage of Miss Ruth Harvey, 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. S. Harvey 
of Springfield, Mass., and Lieutenant 
Frank A. Deroin of Chicopee took place 
on Saturday, May 4th. Lieutenant 
Deroin is a member of the 301st rapid- 
fire gun battalion. 

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The Red Cross Magazine for May 
contained a story by Bruce Barton, 
entitled "The Man who did not Know 
he was Dead." His new novel, "The 
Making of George Groton," has met 
with a very favorable reception. Says 
the New York Stin, editorially: 

"The quality of keen yet kindly 
philosophy that has aided so greatly 
in popularizing the editorials of Bruce 
Barton, editor of Every Week, is also 
apparent in his new novel, 'The Mak- 
ing of George Groton,' which Double- 
day, Page & Co. have just published." 

Every Week, the magazine Bruce 
Barton has edited so ably since its 
foundation, has ceased publication 
owing to war conditions and the high 
price of paper, the last issue appearing 
in June. Mr. Barton has been ap- 
pointed chairman of the publicity 
committee of the National War Work 
Council of the Y. M. C. A. for the 
$100,000,000 drive this fall. 

Harry W. Zinsmaster, Secretary, 

Duluth, Minn. 
Harold C. Keith is chairman of the 
Brockton (Mass.) Chapter of the 
American Red Cross. 

Marston L. Hamlin is chief chemist. 
Plant D, Butterworth-Judson Corp., 
Newark, N. J., manufacturers of high 
explosives for war use. 

Harold J. Baily is doing war work at 
Washington in the Department of Jus- 
tice. His work is with the Special 
Assistant to the Attorney General in 
connection with enemy aliens. 

The Columbia University Quarterly 
for last April contained an article by 
William Haller entitled "Seven Barrels 
on Democracy." 

Horatio E. Smith is in Y. M. C. A. 
service with the French army. 

Dwight W. Ellis is a trustee of the 
Monson (Mass.) War Fund Association. 


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

Christian A. Ruckmich is a member 
of the committee of the American 
Psychological Association on the inves- 
tigation of problems in acoustics and 
the war. He is also a member of the 
University Committee on the problems 
of re-education of disabled soldiers. 

Ernest L. Earle was married to Miss 
Bernice L. Brook of Athol on April 16th. 
Mr. and Mrs. Earle will live at Water- 
town, N. Y. 

George F. Leary and Morris G. Mi- 
chaels were initiated into the Gamma 
Phi Chapter of the Delta Tau Delta 
fraternity at Amherst in May when the 
Amherst chapter was installed. 

Harold Ladd Smith was chairman of 
the First, Second, and Third Liberty 
Loan Committees in Proctor, Vermont. 
He is also secretary to the County 
Manager of the State War Savings 
Committee, chairman of the Four Min- 
ute Men in Proctor, vice-president of 
the Proctor Branch of the American 
Red Cross and chairman of the Ameri- 
can Red Cross State Supply Service. 

Joseph L, Seybold has recently been 
elected secretary of the Wells-Dickey 
Company, Minneapolis, Minn. 


George B. Burnett., Jr., Secretary, 
Amherst, Mass. 

Sergeant Robert Wetherell Boyden, 
U. S. A., of Newtonville, Mass., was 
married in May to Miss Florence Beebe, 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry W. 
Beebe of Montclair, N. J. The wedding 
was hastened because of his receiving 
sudden orders to go to France. 


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F. E. Williams has been appointed 
Ad-measurer of Vessels for the Panama 
Canal at Balboa, C. Z., and has intro- 
duced a new system eliminating the 
forty-eight hour delay of ships for Ad- 
measurement of Tolls. 

Charles Henry, 2d, arrived safely at 
the home of Mr. and Mrs. John C. 
Wight, on January 5th. Their new- 
address is 50 Glen Ridge Avenue, Glen 
Ridge, X. J. 

Mr. and Mrs. Rockwood Bullard 
announce the safe arrival of Rockwood 
W. Bullard, Jr., on January 24th, at 
their home in Minneapolis. 

Mrs. Charlotte Thome Lewis, widow 
of the late Major Birdseye Blakeman 
Lewis, '09, who died "somewhere in 
France" on November 3d, last, was 
married on April 3d in Santa Barbara, 
Cal., to Major Phillips Chancellor, 
U. S. A. 

The Nation for May 11th contained 
an article by Talbot F. Hamlin, entitled 
"American Architectiu-e in a World at 

Rev. Morrison R. BojTiton has been 
elected President of the Congrega- 
tional Club of Brooklyn. 

A son, John Ailing, was born on Feb- 
ruary 10, 1918, to Mr. and Mrs. Robert 
B. Ailing of Detroit, Mich. 

Three 1910 men— W. O. Goddard, 
P. A. San Souci, and J. C. Wight — were 
initiated into the Gamma Phi chapter 
of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity in 
May when the Amlierst chapter of that 
fraternity was installed. 

Robert A. Hardy has resigned his 
position, which he has held for four 
years with Good Housekeeping, and ac- 
cepted an appointment in the Publicity 
Department of Shipyard Volunteers, U. 
S. Shipping Board, Washington, D. C. 

Rev. A. B. BojTiton is doing Y. M. 
C. A. work in Liverpool, England, just 
at present, his address being 46 Lord 
Street, Liverpool. 


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

The engagement has been announced 
of Lieutenant Clifford Bateman Bal- 
lard and Miss Florence Homer Snow, 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Homer V. 
Snow of Franklin, Mass. Miss Snow 
is a graduate of Smith College and gen- 
eral secretary of the Smith Alumnae 

Philip N. Lilienthal, Jr., has been 
ser^^ng as assistant executive secretary 
of the Liberty Loan Committee of the 
l^th Federal Reserve District, compris- 
ing the states of Oregon, Washington, 
Idaho, Nevada, Utah, Arizona and 

Miss Margery Conant Thornton, 
daughter of Mrs. George M. Thornton 
of Pawtucket, R. I., and Albert Thomas 
Stearns were married on Saturday, May 
■1th, at the home of the bride. They are 
to make their home in Nashville, Tenn. 

Carl K. Bowen is a corporal in Com- 
pany 1, First Regiment, New Hamp- 
shire State Guard. While not on duty 
he is acting as General Manager of 
the Bowen Mills, Charlestown, N. H. 
(lumber operators). 

L. E. Wakelee has resigned his posi- 
tion with the Chesapeake and Potomac 
Telephone Company of Baltimore, Md., 
to accept a position as Managing Direc- 
tor of the Country Homes Publishing 
Co., 320 Fifth Avenue, New York City. 
His resident address is 117 Scotland 
Road, South Orange, N. J. 

William B. Dall, Jr., was married on 
Saturdav afternoon, June idth, in 

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Minneapolis, Minn., to Miss Helen 
Louise Day, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.