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DEDICATION 



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ROFESSOR HENRY SCHMIEDER was bom to educate. How well he has 
fulfilled this predestined role as "leader of the young" is borne out in the many- 
men who have left this institution's gates imbued with the marvels and classic 
vitality of nature's forces. 

It was many years ago when Mr. Schmieder, as a recipient of a Master's 
Degree from the University of Pennsylvania, came to these grounds in answer 
to the needs of Rabbi Joseph Krauskopf. The students of the then National Farm 
School were immediately introduced to a man of many abilities. Subjects 
ranging from chemistry to Enghsh were taught by this spirited educator with 
interests of small groups catered to by his teaching of astronomy, beekeeping, 
Elizabethan English, Latin and mathematics. 

We reverently dedicate our yearbook to the scholar who played so 
influential a role in the development of our college. Always interested in 
stimulating sound reasoning processes, he constantly expounded his original 
philosophies of life, challenging the knowledge of his youthful followers, and 
succeeding in bringing to the forefront the best quahties in all of his students. 
Never disappointing a quizzical learner. Professor Schmieder unfailingly 
satisfied the most detailed point of searching questions. 

In our four years at the National Agricultural College we have experienced 
innumerable moments of mental anguish with this philosophical teacher as he 
drew upon our every faculty to answer his unique questions. And then, as we 
gradually matured as college students, mental anguish changed to admiration, 
for we detected in his methods a subtle plot aimed at the education of the 
uninitiated. 

With heartfelt affection we come to the end of our student-teacher relation- 
ship with Professor Henry Schmieder. We shall always think him The Great 
Educator. 



ADMINISTRATION 
STAFF and FACULTY 





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Dovid Segol, B.S., M.S., M.S. 
Atioc. Pro>. of Agric. Education 



Norman Finkler, B.S.. B.S. in L.S., A.M. 
Aiit. Prof, of English 




Moximilien Vonka 



John Guisti, Assl. Foofboll Coach 

Charles E. Keys, Jr., B.S. 

Asst. Prof, of Physicol Education 



Herman G. Fiesser, B.S. 

Asst. Prof, of Ornamenfai Hort. 
Abraham Rellis 

Insfructor in Floriculture 
Frederic S. Blou, B.L.A., M.L.A. 

Prof, of Landscape Design 




Raino K. Lonson, B.S., M.S. 

Assoc. Prof, of Poultry Husbandry 



Joshua Feldstein, B.S. 

Instructor in Horticulture 
Dovid M. Purmell, B.S., B.Ed. 

Professor of Horticulture 



SENIORS 











AGRONOMY 




SELIG P. BERNSTEIN 

217 Delsea Drive, Clayton, N. ]. 

"Zeck," with his quip personahty, is a 
friend to everyone on the campus. The 
fellows take to his felicity and react with 
zest toward his attitude concerning life 
and academic pursuits. Because of his 
interest in plants and soils, "Zeck's" activi- 
ties included the Horticultural Society and 
the choice of such interesting eleclives as 
Plant Materials. His ability and vigor on 
the basketball court were outstanding for 
a "little man." Because of this capacity 
with a basketball, he won membership to 
the Varsity Club in his junior and senior 
years. "Zeck" will hold a special place in 
our memories for many years to come. 



ALBERT DARPINO 

414 Almond St., Vineland N. J. 

"Little Al," who hails from the fertile truck 
crop area of South Jersey, was always 
consulted when information on practical 
farming was desired. His staunch advo- 
cacy of organic fertilizers and his willing- 
ness to expound upon their values, when- 
ever requested, will never be forgotten. 
His knowledge of practical agriculture, 
coupled with the application of his scien- 
tific training, did much to make the Agron- 
omy exhibit "best in show" in the third 
annual "A" Day. Al was an active mem- 
ber in both the Horticultural Society and 
Poultry Science Club. He served most cap- 
ably on the Cornucopia staff in his senior 
year. Al, respected for his judgment by 
everyone, was elected Vice-President of 
the Senior Class. His good nature, prac- 
tical outlook, and constant desire to learn 
will help him achieve success and hap- 
piness upon graduation. 




GERARD A. MARINI 

1180-75th Street. Brooklyn, New York 

Gerry's a man who possesses an un- 
equalled ability to draw the cooperation 
of both students and faculty in every en- 
deavor he undertakes. As President of our 
class for the last two years of college life, 
his leadership, understanding, and decis- 
ions were respected by all. Gerry's activi- 
ties were many. His outstanding qualities 
on the gridiron were shown by his action, 
clamor, and spirit. Gerry's athletic abili- 
ties also carried him to first string on the 
baseball team and membership in the 
Varsity Club for three years. To prove his 
diversity, he wrote for the Gleaner and en- 
gaged in Student Council activities in his 
junior and senior years. He also was a 
stalwart member of the Poultry Club for 
four years. A man liked by all, he can 
never leave our hearts, and is bound to 
succeed in future endeavors. 






IRWIN RECHT 

225 East 58th Street, Brooklyn, New York 

One of the married members of our class 
whose personality reflects freedom. Irwin 
can also often assume a serious attitude 
in many college activities. His varied con- 
versations have always drawn interest 
from the members of the class. Irwin's ap- 
titude for the arts was exemplified by his 
fine trumpet playing and his touch with 
the pastel and brush which brought 
laurels upon him in his relationships with 
the band, Gieaner, and Yearbook Staff. 
Irwin served an indispensable role in 
gaining "Best in Show" award for an 
Agronomy exhibit on "A" Day. Included 
in his activities was membership in the 
Horticultural Society. His fine thinking 
will forever be desired by all types of 
men. 




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L HUSBANDRY 




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GEORGE N. BLEIBTREU 

4 Oxford Boulevard. Great Neck, N. Y. 

Whenever current events or world affairs 
were discussed, George could be found 
either listening intently or contributing to 
the conversation. His great love for ani- 
mals prompted him to major in Animal 
Husbandry and engage actively in Goat 
Club projects with an eye towards veter- 
inary work in the future. His outstanding 
extra-curricular accomplishments were 
achieved as a member of the Gleaner staff 
for four years, particularly in his senior 
year when he served as Associate Editor. 
His writing ability also made George a 
valuable member of the Cornucopia staff. 
His interest in social functions made him 
a key figure on the 1951 Junior Prom 
Committee. George also was a member 
of the Photography Club. His love for his 
field is bound to make George successful 
in his post-graduate veterinary studies 
and as a practitioner in the future. 



WALLACE C. HEITSMITH 

96 Hudson Ave.. Ridgefield Park. N. /. 

Wally is a "happy go lucky" guy and has 
a quick-witted mind. His performance at 
the end position with the football team for 
four years had few equals. He played 
with a will to win and always hit the op- 
position hard. Wally also was a member 
of the baseball team for two years. As 
President of the Varsity Club in his senior 
year, after being a member for three 
years, Wally worked most conscien- 
tiously. He also contributed to social 
functions on the campus as a member of 
the Student Activities Committee. His 
sparkling qualities will long be remem- 
bered. 




ALBERT A. JURCIUKONIS 

4661 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. 

"Yurch" is incomparable as the class wit 
and can relate countless tales on a mom- 
ent's notice. A recognized artist with the 
guitar and mandolin, he has entertained 
the class and student body time and time 
again, playing and singing most appro- 
priate and entertaining ballads. A mem- 
ber of the Dairy and Animal Husbandry 
Clubs for two years, "Yurch" always did 
a job well. Venturing into matrimony in 
his junior year, he is the proud father of a 
baby girl. He also was the backbone of 
the Glee Club for two years. "Yurch" 
served quite competently as class Secre- 
tary in his senior year. We'll always re- 
member him for the many moments of 
joy he has given our group. 





ALLAN D. KINNUNEN 

Suomi Street, Paxton, Massachusetts 

Al is a popular guy around campus with 
his high pitched voice and slight New Eng- 
land accent. He has contributed much to 
the class and his fellow students by being 
President of the Animal Husbandry Club 
and was directly responsible for its wide 
acceptance at the college by the under- 
classmen. He did a competent job with 
the Intercollegiate Livestock Judging Team 
at all meets in which the college partici- 
pated. Al added the Dairy Club to his 
activities for four years and served in the 
Farm Machinery Club as Secretary. He 
also contributed to the success of social 
functions on the campus by being a vital 
member of the Dance Committee for two 
years and the Student Activities Commit- 
tee. His friendliness and aptitudes are 
qualities desired by all. 



FRANK J. LAROSA 

1723 73rd Street. Brooklyn, New York 

For a man reared strictly in an urban 
area, Frank has made the transition to a 
rural society in a phenomenal fashion. His 
profound interest and liking for animals 
was demonstrated by membership in the 
Animal Husbandry Club for three years 
and he was elected Secretary in his senior 
year. Frank carried this interest beyond 
expected limits by showing horses at 
Harrisburg, Pa., and by unexcelled par- 
ticipation with the Intercollegiate Live- 
stock Judging Team. Frank displayed a 
talent for sports by playing football in his 
freshman year and then serving as a com- 
petent trainer for three years. In baseball 
he played for three years at second base. 
He served diligently on the Junior Prom 
committee and the Yearbook staff. Frank's 
undying love for animals will carry him 
to a respected place in his chosen field. 





ROBERT F. PEARSON 

1920 Robinson Ave., Havertown, Pa. 

Bob, one of the more "easy-going" mem- 
bers of our class, is a well-liked fellow 
around the campus. Never boisterous, he 
shows his worth by actions which were 
displayed by being a sincere member of 
the Animal Husbandry and Dairy Clubs. 
His work on the business staff of the 
Gleaner set a precedent for future mem- 
bers to follow. His mechanical ability was 
put to good use with the Farm Machinery 
Club, both as a member and Vice- 
President. His love for the farm was 
brought out time and time again by his 
visits to many farms and farm functions. 
A guiet, sincere fellow. Bob will be an as- 
set in any endeavor he undertakes. The 
class lost a sincere member when Bob 
was called into the U. S. Army in our 
senior year. 




NORMAN SHAYER 

7030 Limekiln Pike. Philadelphia, Pa. 

A scientific mind and an ambitious and 
energetic nature are the trademarks of 
this proud Philadelphian. Norm has con- 
stantly maintained a high scholastic 
standing. His interest in social affairs and 
keen business sense contributed much to 
the success of the 1951 Junior Prom. His 
abi'ity to meet people helped Norm do a 
"bang-up" publicity job while serving on 
the third and fourth annual "A" Day Com- 
mittees. In addition to being an active 
member of the Poultry Science Club for 
three years and Animal Husbandry Club, 
Norm displayed his versatility when he 
became a member of the Intercollegiate 
Dairy Judging Team in his senior year. 
His agricultural and sociological articles 
always proved to be interesting to Gleaner 
readers. These literary talents were also 
instrumental in compiling the 1952 Cornu- 
copia. With all of these attributes Norm 
is destined to be a success. 



WILLIAM G. SLEMMER 

420 Thiid Ave., Haddon Heights, N. ]. 

Bill came to N.A.C. in his sophomore year 
from the University of Pennsylvania, and 
Penn's loss was our gain. A reserved per- 
son, Bill always has an answer to most 
questions confronting him. His love for 
sports is great. To demonstrate this incli- 
nation, Bill was a member of the baseball 
team for three years, and displayed abil- 
ity as well as devotion. In addition he 
won first team recognition on the gridiron 
for two years. He gained membership to 
the Varsity Club as a sophomore and was 
thenceforth prominent in all its affairs. 
Bill's fine jobs on the Student Council for 
two years and Student Activities Commit- 
tee were highly commendable. He worked 
most diligently on the Gleaner and Cornu- 
copia, contributing greatly to their suc- 
cess. Bill will undoubtedly gain success 
in post-graduate life with his conscien- 
tiousness and sincerity. 






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H. SIDNEY SPUNGEN 

1508 Roselyn Street. Philadelphia, Pa. 

We could always discover Sid about the 
N.A.C. campus making unique photo- 
graphy experiments. But camera-oddities 
are far removed from the real ambition of 
this transfer student from the Drexel Insti- 
tute of Technology. Intent on learning as 
much as possible about his chosen field 
of Animal Husbandry, Sid has been a 
hard working member of the Dairy Hus- 
bandry and Animal Husbandry Clubs. 
The Cornucopia and Gleaner, student 
literary projects, have been fortunate in 
having Sid's services as a staff photo- 
grapher, and he is in part responsible for 
inspiring an interest in these publications 
among Photography Club members. 
Keenly interested in sheep and livestock 
enterprises under western range condi- 
tions, Sid undoubtedly will prove to be 
another fine addition to the animal field 
from N.A.C. 



JOHN H. TOOR 

Sandy Ridge Road, Doylestown. Pa. 

John, a popular man about college, re- 
flects both sincerity and dependability in 
everything he tackles. He is a person of 
many talents. John was treasurer of the 
Student Council in his junior year and 
served its cause as President as a senior. 
He was in part responsible for the col- 
lege's success at the Harrisburg Farm 
Show, doing a fine job in showing a horse. 
Included in the scope of his enterprising 
life at the college was work with the "A" 
Day Committee in his junior year and 
writing for the Gieaner for three years. He 
served commendably with the Intercol- 
legiate Livestock Judging Team and was 
a member of the Animal Husbandry Club 
ever since its inception. A man of such 
great ambition will always be active as 
well as successful in his future pursuits. 




O. M. VICARS 

Wise, Virginia 

"O. M.," with his southern drawl and 
large stature, is not a hard man to recog- 
nize in a crowd of students. His love for 
horses was demonstrated at Harrisburg, 
Pennsylvania, where he won a prize for 
showing. "O. M." did a fine job on the 
"A" Day committee and was instrumental 
in making it a success. He was for three 
years an earnest and zealous member of 
the Animal Husbandry Club. "O. M." was 
rewarded by being voted Vice-President 
of the club in his senior year. Among his 
activities at college was playing football 
in his freshman year. He will no doubt be 
a fine member of his community and as- 
suredly contribute to its progress. 





JOHN S. WISLOTSKI 

1012 Cross Ave., Elizabeth, New Jersey 

John came to us in our junior year from 
Union Junior College. It was not hard to 
see that he had a pure interest in agricul- 
ture, especially animal science. This was 
proven by his fine work on the Intercol- 
legiate Livestock Judging Team, Dairy 
Society, and Animal Husbandry Club. In 
addition to this profound interest in ani- 
mals, John supplemented his knowledge 
by being an active member of the Farm 
Machinery Club. His many guestions in 
the classrooms indicated an insatiable 
desire to learn and make his mark in the 
world. It wouldn't surprise us if John's 
varied abilities, along with his many 
interests, ultimately bring him fame in the 
years to come. 




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ICULTURE 




NORMAN AUSLANDER 

8413 Eastwick Ave.. Philadelphia, Pa. 

Here is a man with a good mind and the 
abihty to apply his knowledge to many 
fields. As editor of the Cornucopia, he 
contributed greatly to its success. Norm's 
ability to write was exemplified by his 
writings in the Gleanei for three years on 
which he served as associate and manag- 
ing editors in his junior and senior years 
respectively. Norm displayed a fine tal- 
ent for basketball, being a varsity mem- 
ber for two years. He was a member of 
the Varsity Club and won election as Vice 
President in his senior year. A member of 
the Horticultural Society for three years, 
he worked hard in contributing to its suc- 
cess at College. The class, realizing 
Norm's capabilities, elected him to the 
Student Council in his last year. A fine 
worker and a fine fellow, he will most 
assuredly be a credit to his fellowmen. 



EDWARD A. BROPHY 

147 Sheldon Lane, Aidmoie, Pa. 

Ed possesses a quick mind and a serious 
attitude towards his academic work. He 
joined the ranks of the married students 
in his senior year, but this did not deter 
him from participating in college functions. 
He was a great backfield man on our 
varsity football team for four years. Not 
restricting his activities to sports, Ed was 
an active member of the Horticultural 
Society for three years and pioneer mem- 
ber of the Farm Machinery Club. Ed is a 
hard and capable worker and will always 
moke the most of any situation that may 
in future years confront him. 








STANLEY CAPLAN 

1016 50th St.. Brooklyn 19, New York 

Stan is a carefree fellow, always ready to 
be a member of any party. A good bas- 
ketball player, Stan's speed on the court 
was recognized by all. He was a member 
of the Varsity Club for three years. Stan 
also won fame on the baseball diamond 
with his capable performances at third 
base, and he was also a member of the 
Photography Club for two years. In agri- 
culture, he was a member of the Horticul- 
tural Society, contributing greatly toward 
making "A" Day a success for the Horti- 
culture Majors. Stan is most successful in 
practical phases of agriculture. We know 
this boy will ultimately find success in his 
chosen field. 




ORNAMEN 



AL HORTICULTURE 



STANLEY E. BARBER 

205 East Brown St.. Norristown. Pa. 

A booming voice, and an intense interest 
in floriculture are the outstanding trade- 
marks oi this tall, energetic product of 
Norristown. When not at the books, Stan 
was almost invariably to be found in a 
greenhouse, either on or off campus, add- 
ing to his knowledge of cultural practices. 
This love for his field led Stan to become 
an active four-year-member of the Horti- 
cultural Society. A member of the Business 
Department of the Gleaner for three years, 
he became advertising manager in his 
senior year. The "go-getting" talents he 
exhibited with the Gleaner were also put 
to good use while serving on the prepara- 
tion committees of several successful class 
dances. Stan's persistent enthusiasm, 
coupled with his academic and scientific 
knowledge of floriculture are bound to 
make him a success in the future. 






GEORGE H. DALE 

346 Cricket Avenue. North Hills. Pa. 

Experienced in years but young in spirit. 
The "Colonel" has been an ideal example 
to our class. In spite of his years, he has 
always been one of us and has given a 
willing hand in any class function. His 
sense of humor was enjoyed by both the 
student body and the faculty. His love for 
plant life led him to take many Horticul- 
ture electives and to be an active member 
in the Hort Society. One of his pet projects 
during his four-year stay here has been 
the maintenance of the apiary for pollina- 
tion of the college orchards. The "Colonel" 
has been a friend to all in our class, and 
will forever remain in our hearts. His 
efforts in the horticultural field, whatever 
they may be, will always reflect a bright 
light on N.A.C. 




RICHARD D. ILSEMANN 

430 Longfellow Avenue, Wyncote, Pa. 

When not on one of his many trips to 
Syracuse, New York, Dick was just as 
busy writing to that town as he was study- 
ing. A conscientious student, Dick has 
achieved a fine record here while adding 
scientific knowledge to his practical ex- 
perience in the floriculture field. His desire 
to learn as much as possible about his 
field was responsible for his being an 
outstanding member of the Horticultural 
Society for four years. This same desire 
led Dick to attend all the lectures given 
by floriculture associations and institu- 
tions in this vicinity. When Dick didn't 
have enough troubles of his own to worry 
about, he was always willing to console 
others. His abilities and willingness to 
learn will certainly help Dick achieve his 
mark in the field of floriculture. 



HENRY J. KALTENTHALER, 3rd 

1315 Hillside Road, Wynnewood, Pa. 

"Hank" has always amazed us with his 
vast knowledge of plant taxonomy and 
his ability to discuss almost any other sub- 
ject intelligently. He was an active mem- 
ber of the Hort Society and served as 
President in his senior year. His work on 
the Gleaner, the Photography Club and 
the "A" Day Committee is indicative of 
his wide interests. His exhibits on "A" 
Day have always been a center of attrac- 
tion and contributed much to the success 
of these annual affairs in the past. "Hank" 
will always be remembered for his plaid 
shirt and Stetson hat. After graduation he 
will be on his way to New Guinea for a 
taxonomy field trip for The American 
Museum of Natural History. "Hank," with 
his scientific knowledge and vast experi- 
ences, is bound to be a success in his 
field. 





CARL F. LEUTNER 

70 Chrisiie St.. flidge/ieW Paik, N. ]. 

Diligence and patience mark Carl's every 
undertaking. As Editor-in-Chief of the 
Gleaner in his senior year, he put these 
fine traits to work in elevating this student 
publication to a foremost position among 
agricultural college magazines. Carl's ex- 
perience as associate and managing edi- 
tors of the magazine during his college 
career enabled him as a senior to serve 
both as leader of the Gleaner and manag- 
ing editor of the 1952 Yearbook. Who can 
forget this Ornamental Horticulture Major's 
enthusiasm in the Horticultural Society 
and his many contributions to "A" Day 
successes? In his last year, Carl was 
selected as one of the five class repre- 
sentatives to the Student Council, where 
he served conscientiously on several com- 
mittees. An outstanding student and an 
enthusiastic member of his chosen field, 
Carl should fulfill the high standards 
he has set for himself in the business 
world. 



LOUIS J. MOSTARDI 

2 Grier Street, Lacey Park, Hathoro, Pa. 

A conscientious attitude, straight forward 
nature, and a beautiful wife, are Lou's 
outstanding possessions. His constant de- 
sire to learn and the extreme cautiousness 
which prompted his now-famous "Are you 
sure?" gueries will always be remem- 
bered. Lou's artistic ability proved to be 
more than beneficial to him in Landscape 
Design and Art classes. Always a good 
student, Lou's patience with his studies 
enabled him to achieve an excellent scho- 
lastic record during his four-year stay. En- 
thusiastic about his major, Lou actively 
participated in Hort Club and "A" Day 
activities. He is bound to make N.A.C. 
proud of him in the years to come. 




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PETER G. HOLLAND 

1 Victory Court, Metuchen, New Jersey 

"Pete" has done his share towards bring- 
ing the Ivy League to the N.A.C. campus 
with his ukelele, straw hat and gray flan- 
nel trousers. He has always been profici- 
ent in his studies, particularly landscape 
design, the phase of Ornamental Horticul- 
ture which interests him most. As treasurer 
of the Horticulture Society, he did a fine 
job of putting the club on a sound financial 
footing. Without "Pete," the Gleaner would 
have been rather pressed for a Society 
Editor for, as "The Parrot" of the Parrot's 
Cage, he always managed to bring choice 
news bits to the fore. After leaving here, 
"Pete" hopes to do work in the field of 
Landscape Architecture where he is bound 
to succeed. 





ROBERT G. WEBER 

86 Searing Street, Dover, New Jersey 

Bob has been one of the few students in 
our class who during their years at N.A.C. 
have started their own business. He has 
established a successful landscape nur- 
sery enterprise in addition to performing 
his studies and being active in the Hort 
Society and Poultry Club. His "A" Day 
exhibits were always worthy of comment, 
and won him his share of blue ribbons. 
The practical knowledge he possessed 
proved to be highly beneficial to his fellow 
Ornamental Horticulture students. His 
good nature and willingness to help others 
have made him popular here at N.A.C, 
and will undoubtedly help him achieve 
further success in the future. 





POULTRY HUSBANDRY 



MAX BERKOWITZ 

R.D. 1, Lambeitville. New Jersey 

Max is a quiet fellow, but is most depend- 
able and conscientious when summoned 
to carry out a task. As business manager 
of the Yearbook, Max worked long hours 
and handled the job most competently. 
Harboring a profound interest in his major, 
he participated successfully in the Eastern 
and National Intercollegiate Poultry Con- 
tests. Max's affiliations with the Poultry 
Club for three years and chairmanship of 
the National Intercollegiate and Bucks 
County Egg Show on "A" Day, had no 
parallels. In order to broaden the scope 
of his agricultural interests, he belonged 
to the Horticultural Society for two years 
and carried several electives in the field. 
Max was responsible for knitting our 
sophomore class into a functional unit by 
presiding for a year as president. With 
his capacity to do a job well. Max will 
enhance any undertaking that he may 
chance to enter upon. 





EDWIN C. BORST 

19 Walk Street, Lacey Park, Hatboro. Pa. 

Ed has a jovial manner and is always 
ready to lend a hand to his fellowman. 
His great interest in poultry, especially 
turkeys, was always shown in his dis- 
cussions with both students and faculty. 
As a stellar member of the Poultry Club 
for four years and as treasurer his senior 
year, Ed always could be counted upon to 
do a good job. He also belonged to the 
Farm Machinery and Dairy Society Clubs 
in his last year at college. With his deep 
interest in turkey raising, Ed will probably 
do great things in this most risky field. 



WALTER RUBIN 

2039 Ciuqei Ave.. New York 60, N. Y. 

Walt is a poultry major from the Bronx 
who we think has a secret ambition to 
bring the feathery industry to the heart of 
New York. He participated in the Poultry 
Club for four years and had a hand in 
setting up some fine exhibits for the club 
on "A" Day. A member of the Horticul- 
tural Society in his freshman year at 
college, Walt astounded his classmates 
by choosing the pursuit of solving prob- 
lems of fowl raisers. He could always be 
counted on to make a foursome at card 
games. Walt has strong leanings toward 
urban life, and will undoubtedly be the 
future fanner's good-will ambassador 
among city folks. 




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DAIRY HUSBANDRY 




ALFRED FURIE 

407 Tuckahoe Road, Yonkeis. New Yotk 

Al, known for his radiant smiles, has be- 
come a separate institution within the class. 
A man of countless friends, Al is always 
on hand at the right moment to console 
you. After disposing of the two daily milk- 
ings at the college dairy barns, this jovial 
fellow finds time to perform scholastic 
tasks. An excellent dairyman, Al was a 
member of the Dairy Club for four years, 
serving as Secretary in his senior year. 
He also did commendable jobs for three 
years as a member of the Animal Hus- 
bandry Club and as Co-chairman of the 
"A" Day Committee in his junior year. 
Al added participation in the Intercollegi- 
ate Dairy Judging Team competition to his 
many successes at college. With his 
friendly manner, he will always be a 
friend to all wherever he may travel. 



ROBERT A. HOLLAND 

J 49 Hudson Street, Ridqetield Park. N. ]. 

Bob is always anxious to take a new job. 
An outstanding member of the football 
team for four years. Bob won a trophy for 
"Outstanding Sportsmanship" in his 
senior year. He served as Secretary- 
Treasurer of the Varsity Club. A deep 
interest in agriculture drove Bob into years 
of service in the Dairy, Animal Husbandry, 
Poultry, Horticulture, and Farm Machinery 
Clubs, serving as President in the lattsr. 
Bob was one of the hardest workers on 
the "A" Day Committee as co-chairman in 
his junior year and was rewarded with an 
appointment to Chairman of this commit- 
tee in his senior year. He added to his 
many activities by showing a horse at the 
Pennsylvania Farm Show and worked 
with the Student Activities Committee. 
A diligent worker interested in all aspects 
of agriculture. Bob should attain great 
heights in his chosen field. 




OSKAR H. LARSSON, JR. 

Newtown Road. Ithan. Pennsylvania 

Oskar is a sincere, earnest, and hard- 
working fellow. A deep and active interest 
in his major made Oskar an outstanding 
member of the Dairy Club for three years; 
he was its very capable President in his 
senior year. The bulwark of N.A.C.'s entry 
into Eastern States Exposition in Spring- 
field, Mass., Oskar was high man amongst 
prominent colleges in judging Ayrshires, 
taking second honors in the entire contest 
of Intercollegiate Judging. Adding to his 
agricultural interest, Oskar was a member 
of the Dairy, Animal Husbandry and Farm 
Machinery Clubs in his senior year. He 
was a member of the Student Activities 
and Dance Committees for two years. 
Oskar also did a commendable job on 
"A" Day Committees for three years and 
was the man who elevated this function 
to the fine position it holds today. Oskar, 
with his high caliber attitude, will be a 
fine member of society anywhere he may 
venture in future years. 





RICHARD P. SOWIERALSKI 

R.D. 3, Erie, Pennsylvania 

Dick is a swell guy and a good farmer. 
Coming to our campus from a dairy farm, 
Dick's purpose at N.A.C. was clearly de- 
fined. He studied hard and perhaps had 
greater interest in Dairy Husbandry than 
anyone at college. He was a member of 
the Dairy Club for four years and dis- 
played more than average interest in its 
functions. Dick also carried his love for 
animals to membership in the Animal Hus- 
bandry Club for three years. He was a 
stalwart lineman on the varsity football 
team for two years and won membership 
in the Varsity Club in his senior year. Dick 
is a fine artist and was an indispensable 
part of the Art Staff of the Yearbook. Erie 
will definitely benefit by the return of this 
capable man. 




DOUGLAS G. VAN WINKLE 

69 Great Oak Drive. Short Hills. N. /. 

Doug is a pleasing fellow and a very hard 
worker in all college and class functions. 
His work with the camera has made him 
well known around the campus. He was 
Photographic Editor for the Gleaner and 
Yearbook and carried out assignments 
most competently. Doug was elected 
Vice-President of the Photography Club in 
his senior year. His other activities in- 
cluded the Vice-Presidency of the Dairy 
Society as a senior and a member of the 
"A" Day committee in his junior and 
senior year. He was also a member of the 
band, Farm Machinery, Animal Hus- 
bandry, and Glee Clubs. It is quite evi- 
dent that Doug's energetic nature will 
undoubtedly lead him to similar successes 
in the future. 



THE BEST YEARS 




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.OUR YEARS! It certainly doesn't 
seem like four whole years, does it? Wasn't 
it just last week that we got our first look at 
N.A.C.? Boy, what a mob we had at that 
first meal! We had the chow hall all to our- 
selves and still used over half the tables. 
Back in our crowded rooms in Ullman Hall, 
the Alumni House, Lasker Hall and on the 
cots set up down in the gym, we got ac- 
quainted with other new arrivals and with 
our wiser classmates of the football team 
who had come up a month before for prac- 
tice. We pestered them with questions 
while they disdainfully tried to ignore the 
persistent ignoramuses who hadn't had 
their four week wealth of experience. But 
we had been here only a few hours when 
we ran into the first of a new and soon to be 
familiar plague, "details." We were shoved 
into white jackets and herded into the 
kitchen where we met one of the worst 
ogres ever to walk the same earth with a 
poor freshman. Willie is gone now, but who 
will ever forget him, his gentlemanly man- 
ner and his smooth "I have boys to feed out 
there." We found ourselves shoveling odori- 
ferous manure out of the gutters down at the 
Dairy and trying to steer a heavy wheel- 
barrow through the blackness of the wee 
hours without upsetting it on that clean 
walk. And how can you possibly get the 
dirt off a dozen eggs without breaking at 
least six? Those hens become terrifying 
monsters when you try to take eggs out 
from under them. In two days of "orienta- 



tion" we became more confused than ever 
and went home for the first of many week- 
ends with a mixture of hope and foreboding 
of unknown things to come. 

When wo returned to the campus Sunday 
night, we discovered our new world had 
greatly changed. We were no longer alone 
in our domain- a discovery which rocked 
the very foundations of the split social 
system. Suddenly the campus was swarm- 
ing with Juniors and Sophomores and we 
had all become lowly "mutts." Fortunately, 
there were so many of us that universal 
hazing was impossible. There were some 
poor individuals who spent the early hours 
of a few mornings wandering around the 
heifer pastures with milk-pails or patroling 
football fields while shouldering broom- 
sticks, but that sort of thing took place only 
in the main dorm. Those of us who lived in 
the Alumni House can well remember how 
the endless living room pinochle game was 
shelved long enough for a council of war. 

Do you remember those foolish green knit 
ties we had to wear? And those ridicu- 
lous signs! We heard last year's freshmen 
complaining about theirs, but ours had 
more than nuisance value. We were forced 
to proclaim to the entire world our full 
names, home town, hobby, best girl's name 
and her phone number. A few weeks of 
back or side doors to buildings and ginkgo- 
fragrant "muttlane" while later we were 
finally "snowed" into buying green "mutt" 
hats — an item of headgear which looked 
good only on our bulldog mascot, Snuffy, 
who was a sophomore and didn't have to 
wear one. Fortunately for us, the very next 




day our guardian angel, Mr. Miller, caught 
some sophomores damaging dormitory 
eguipment while staging a little midnight 
hazing party on the second floor of Ullman, 
and the ultimatum came forth from the 
Dean's Office to stop all hazing. 

That first class meeting was really some- 
thing. Segal Hall Auditorium was packed 
with freshmen, all yelling for a crusade 
against the sophomores. Our many G. I. 
veterans were up in arms against hazing 
in principle and were itching for a fight. 
Midge Lynn fought his way to the rostrum, 
drowned out everybody else, and in five 
short minutes convinced us that we would 
have to abide by the old, and, at the same 
time, establish a new tradition and let our- 
selves be hazed. That day saw the real 
beginning of this graduating class. 

One of the first questions we had asked 
as we unpacked our trunks that first week- 
end, was, "What do we do for girls?" It 
didn't take long to discover the old Hustle 
Inn and it wasn't quite two weeks before a 
hardy bunch of pioneers had blazed the 
long hard trail to Jenkintown and that 
Temple of Beauties, Beaver College. In 
fact, we were very well represented at the 
first dance of the year down in the gym. 
What with hazing and new pals, new girls 
and a whole new life, we were in for quite a 
shock when those first mid-term marks came 
out. Many of us went home for Thanksgiv- 
ing on a rather sober note. We were glad 
to get back for the next flying few weeks 
and by the time we sat down to our Christ- 
mas Banquet, N.A.C. was in our blood. 

The old four year grind started in earnest 



when we returned from the merrymaking 
and we soon found that some of our class- 
mates couldn't take the pace. It was no fun 
to watch our friends and buddies drop out 
as they suddenly realized what the score 
was, and we all did a little personal soul- 
searching before we decided to stick it out. 
But not all was gloom and despair. In 
February our class gave the first of many 
dances in the dining hall. With its beauti- 
fully designed canopies of red and white 
streamers, the room was completely trans- 
formed. The first Sweetheart Dance took a 
lot of work, but set a high precedent and 
was a huge success. 

Then came the shock of finals and the 
late cramming sessions and the 3 A.M. trips 
to Doylestown for coffee at Ed's Diner. 
"Geez, this chem is tough," and "Yahoo! 
I just finished my last exam, let's go home." 
They say the first term is the hardest be- 
cause you must make such a big adjust- 
ment. Judging by the class members we 
had left at the beginning of the second 
term, this statement would seem dead 
right. But there wasn't really time to think. 
The idea of an Annual Field Day had been 
proposed and all the clubs were busily 
working out plans to put themselves and 
the college on the map. Letters and invi- 
tations were feverishly written. Prizes were 
locked away in closets and many a weary 
hour was put in polishing that horn, teach- 
ing that calf to lead or locating just the 
right size shrub to fit the corner of the 
exhibit. Some of our boys wondered if it 
would really be worth their effort, but when 
May rolled around and a thousand visitors 





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came down to the campus, they knew the 
answer. Our class walked oif with some 
of the big prizes in the "A" Day Program, 
but the biggest prize could be seen in the 
eyes of our parents and relatives as we 
proudly exhibited our entries. 

As usual by now, we cleaned up the 
mess and went back to the books for awhile. 
A few weeks later, some of us got all dolled 
up in rented "monkey" suits and chased all 
over the country getting our dates to our 
first college formal. The Junior Prom of the 
Class of 1950 was held in the very lovely 
ballroom of the Cedarbrook Country Club, 
and enough of us were there to have the 
then two upper classes nickname us "the 
class of playboys." 

Those of us who attended learned how 
complicated and wonderful a college prom 
week-end can be — but not for the pocket- 
book. 

A little sweating, more exams, and before 
wo knew it the academic year was over 
and we all went home breathing a hearty 
sigh of relief. But as we were to realize 
only too soon, the worst was still to come. 
The catalogue says, "The summer of the 
freshman year will be spent as a practical 
course in farm operations on the college 
farms." To us this meant that we had 
almost two whole weeks to enjoy ourselves 
and then in the middle of June while our 
friends from other colleges were answering 
the call of mountains, beaches and high 
paying jobs, we were to come back to 
N.A.C. for summer practicum. We had 
been split up into crews of six for the en- 
tire summer and though we would have 
gladly died rather than admit it, before 
the first week was up we were having a 
hell of a good time. Remember riding down 
to the dairy on top of hay bales stacked 
seven high? Or the tomato massacres 
which started with somebody tossing some 
rotten rejects and in a minute we emptied 
the baskets we had just laboriously picked. 
We sure developed fine pitching arms with 
every kind of ammunition from over-ripe 
peaches and eggs to dead chickens. Some 
of us down at the dairy became regular 
engineers and dug a ditch to beat all 
ditches. There were some awful sins com- 
mitted that summer, all in the name of 
education. In tractors overturned, axles 
broken and corn cultivated under, the price 
must have been terrific. 

By the time we came back to school for 
the start of the sophomore year, we felt like 
hardened veterans to whom it was all old 
stuff. We said to each other, "Take a look 
at those scrawny freshmen they got this 
year. It doesn't seem fair to haze them. 



we'll kill 'em." But haze them we did. We 
dragged them to the Dairy and made them 
walk the plank blindfolded. A few mutts 
were a little bitter about it for awhile, but 
it couldn't have killed them, since most of 
them stayed around long enough to take 
our place the following year. School was 
a routine now and we whipped through a 
rather uneventful year. There were several 
good dances that year, probably the best 
of which was the famous football dance we 
threw. Remember all the leaves strung 
across the ceiling on wires and the tre- 
mendous chandelier of hydrangeas, not to 
mention the many surprisingly cute "blind" 
Beaver dates? Then there was the memor- 
able Varsity Club Sguare Dance for which 
the gym was bordered with bales of straw, 
fourteen high. Our dates from Glassboro 
were a legacy of the admiration we had 
earned of the GSTC girls due to the famous 
night raider episode in which we were still 
too young to take a part. 

Then at the end of the year we held that 
never-to-be-forgotten sophomore beer party 
at Forest Park. The weather was cold, 
drizzly and windy, but after first toasting 
Max Berkowitz, our "sympatico" class presi- 
dent, we proceeded to forget the weather 
and started lowering the level in that big 
keg. Shelley Rosemarin gave a superb 
burlesque of Dean Meyer, "Zeck" Bern- 
stein with schnoz and fur hat was the 
lunatic quizmaster while the Great Arturo 
led us in singing. When Norm Goldstein 
finally realized that he couldn't play his 
trumpet with Hank Kaltenthaler pouring 
beer into it, it was time to go home. 

Most of us stayed around for the gradu- 
ation ceremonies of our friends in the senior 
class and then went home to find jobs for 
the summer. It seems funny now how care- 
free and unconcerned we were then. When 
the fighting broke out in Korea we saw no 
real need to get excited. By the time school 
started again in the fall, we had changed 
our minds. Our veteran friends in the re- 
serves were being called back left and 
right. Most of us took physicals and a few 
were drafted right out of college. This made 
the rest of us hit the books harder than ever 
and we managed to survive through the 
junior year. 

Did I forget the Prom? No, I don't think 
I could if I wanted to. The seemingly end- 
less debate about the site of the prom, dur- 
ing which time we lost our class president, 
Gerry Marini, to the Marines for 17 days, 
the tickets, the name, and worst of all the 
method of choosing a "queen" threatened 
several times to erupt into bloodshed as the 
warring factions used every political trick 




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under the sun to win class meeting votes. 
Through it all we got the most beautiful 
prom in the history of the college. It was 
cozy but dignified and luxurious in the 
Mirror Room of Trenton's Hotel Hildebrecht, 
and the fact that O. M. Vicars and class 
prexy Gerry Marini announced their en- 
gagements made the evening even more 
memorable. 

Again the summer, and another class 
gone off to the practicum credit job. Jobs 
were easy to find and pay was good be- 
cause of all the men who'd been drafted. 
We came riding back to the college this 
time with car owners for the first time in 
the majority. We yelled with joy to find 
Arturo Collings back from Korea and back 
in school — then we were stunned and in- 
credulous for days after we heard of Jose 
AHaro's untimely death. Suddenly, and 
with a shock, we started to realize that our 
childhood days were over. 

As seniors we had a responsibility and 
while we tried to act natural as the new 
masters of Elson Hall, we also noticed how 
we had changed. Your best hell-raising 
buddy of last year had suddenly turned 
into a quiet, sober married man. The guy 
who was always ready for a trip to the side 
of the fence where the grass is greener was 
now waiting only for the week-end so he 
could go home to discuss orange blossoms 
with his intended. At dinner we actually 
defended certain profs against freshman 
comments and, most amazing of all, when 
the lower classmen asked us technical 
questions, we often knew the answers. 



The square dance was lots of fun and we 
watched with amusement as some of our 
classmates dated Ambler School Girls, 
something that generations of Farm School 
and N.A.C. men had tried to do and failed. 
A Sweetheart Dance in cabaret style with 
flowers on little tables and sexy wenches 
from Penn and Gratz was a tremendous 
success, while perhaps the event of the 
year was the great sports night. Dick 
Sowieralski and Hank Kaltenthaler on the 
wrestling mats and Norm Shayer in the 
ring were all great, but then came that 
basketball game of varsity versus faculty 
and alumni. We cheered ourselves hoarse 
over Artie Brown, Dave Segal and Clint 
Blackmon. That night was the best argu- 
ment you could ever find for attending a 
school as small as ours. As we wandered 
through the dorm during the end of the 
year, we saw everybody writing letters for 
post graduate jobs. Wishful thinking? Per- 
haps. But those interview hours we spent 
during spring vacation were not wasted. 
Uncle Sam calling or not. But let's not forget 
that Senior Prom in the Marine Ballroom 
of the Hotel President in Atlantic City. 
Let's not forget that wonderiul graduation 
under the elms. When President Work 
handed us those diplomas in May, he 
wasn't just filling the dreams of a great 
man. He was starting on their careers the 
members of the first graduating class to 
go through four full years at the National 
Agricultural College. We were the first 
class and in our minds we'll always be the 
best — let's not forget that! 





IN MEMORY OF JOSE ALFARO 



XJLS we go about the tasks 
necessary to compiling the '52 "Cor- 
nucopia," we cannot help but think 
with a heavy heart of the past years 
and a former classmate and friend. 
It is difficult to realize that this man, 
Jose Alfaro, whom we were so close 
to for the first three years of our stay 
at college, is no longer one of us. 
Jose was involved in a fatal auto- 
mobile accident during the summer 
vacation of our Junior Year in his 
native El Salvador. 

Memories of Jose flashed through 
our minds as we thought of numer- 
ous experiences with him in the past. 
Who can forget Jose's campaign 
touring the campus in his banner- 
bedecked convertible urging the stu- 
dent body to vote for the "right" 
party, or his verbal bolstering of "A" 
Day programs delivered in both 
Spanish and English while riding 
through Doylestown and other neigh- 
boring communities? Jose's desire to 
enjoy himself with his classmates 
and his flair for social affairs was 
greatly responsible for the success of 
the famous Sophomore Class party. 



Those who knew him well were 
aware of his thorough knowledge of 
world affairs, his persistent struggle 
to better his speech and develop his 
vocabulary; and, above all, his de- 
sire to improve the economic con- 
ditions of the homeland which he so 
dearly loved. 

Whenever Jose discussed his fu- 
ture plans, we became aware of the 
more serious qualities he possessed. 
Jose realized that many young men 
from El Salvador come to the United 
States to learn agriculture, and, upon 
their return home, succumb to the 
easy life characteristic of the 
wealthy in that country and remain 
content to see outmoded customs 
persist. But Jose, despite his out- 
ward-appearing carefree attitude, 
was determined with all his being to 
introduce new agricultural methods 
and make his country more progres- 
sive. 

We of the class of '52 are definitely 
aware of the effect this person has 
had upon our lives and realize that 
memories of Jose Alfaro will live 
v^/ith us forever. 



CLASSMATES SERVING OUR 
COUNTRY 




ARTHUR COLLINGS 

U. S. Aiiny 
Called back into the 
service in 1950. Pres- 
ently back at N.A.C. 
finishing his education. 



FRANK BROWN 

U. S. Marine Corps 
Entered service in Sep- 
tember, 1951. Now sta- 
tioned at Camp Pendle- 
ton, California. 




JACK KILPATRICK 

U. S. Navy 
Entered service in Sep- 
tember, 1950. Now sta- 
tioned at Norfolk, Va. 



CARL R. LYNN 

U. S. M. C. R. 
429 North St.. Emmaus. Pa. 
Called back into reserves 
in September, 1950. Has 
since been discharged 
and now working to sup- 
port his wife and baby 
daughter. 



PETER CLICK. JR. 

U. S. Marine Corps 
Class adviser. Called 
back into the Marine 
Corps in September, 1951. 
He is now stationed at 
Camp Pendelton where he 
is teaching and training 
platoon leaders. Lt. Click 
is expected to be dis- 
charged soon and will re- 
turn to N.A.C. to resume 
his teaching and coaching 
duties. 



MARTY W. LYNN, JR. 

U. S. Army 

1122 Maple St.. 

Bethlehem. Pa. 

Called back into service 

in September, 1950, 

"Midge" was discharged 

in November, 1951, and he, 

too, is working to support 

his wife and daughter. 



NORMAN GOLDSTEIN 

U. S. Airforce 
Called into service after 
joining reserves. Now sta- 
tioned at Harrisburg, Pa. 



ROBERT PEARSON 

U. S. Army 
The last of our class to be 
called into service. He 
left in February, 1952. The 
entire class wishes "Bob" 
the best of luck in all he 

undertakes. 



ERNEST LAWRENCE 

U. S. Army 
Joined the National 
Guard in 1950 and left a 
few weeks later. Now sta- 
tioned in Indiana. 



UNDERCLASSES 





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(T.R.) H. G. Nash, C. Dahlstrom. W. Branigan, C. Kidder, I. Lipari, P. Krusch, 
F. Gruenfeld. M. Chemek, (3rd Row) K. Ehrlich, G. Gross, W. Pavlik, I. 
Chernicoff, A. Collings. (2nd Row) R. Cope, D. Peters, S. McCleary, D. Fries, 
D. Franchetti, J. Guisli, E. Nieznay, R. Markley, S. Perelman, R. Plummer. 
(B.R.) I. Holmberg, H. Millstone, J. Smith, Mr. C. Keys, L. Sachamoski, E. 
Vansant, M. Aiello, C. Okerlund. 



THE CLASS OF 1953 



OFFICERS 

LEWIS SACHARNOSKI President 

JOHN SMITH Vice President 

EDWARD VANSANT Secretary and Treasurer 

HERBERT MILLSTONE Student Council 

MICHAEL AIELLO Student Council 

CLARENCE OKERLUND Student Council 

DANIEL FRANCHETTI Sergeant at Arms 

IVAR HOLMBERG Sergeant at Arms 



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(T.R.) M. Levinson, H. Tannin, H. Greenbaum, G. Demitrofl, C. Lorenz, J. Soards, 
(3rd Row) A. Foley, W. Mayer, H. Geffken, J. T. Madill, E. Jardell, N. Betzer, 
D. Weilzner, R. Rubin, {2nd Row) L. Berger, M. Hershman, B. Wisser, H. Sitrin, 
R. Davis, B. Litoff, (B.R.) J. Birk, F. Warta, C. Bomfriend, Mr. D. Segal, A. Rosner, 
S. Ferdo, L. Jaggard. 



THE CLASS OF 1954 



OFFICERS 

STEPHEN FERDO President 

VINCENT ALTER! Vice President 

JOSEPH BIRK Secretary 

ALBERT ROSNER Treasurer 

CARL BORNFRIEND Student Council 

FRANCIS WARTA Student Council 

WILLIAM MAYER Sergeant at Arms 




(T.R.) J. Orem, C. Sonneborn, P. Frank, I. Jawetz, S. Berkis, K. Haqeman, C. 

Knouse, (M.R.) J. Mumma, J. Weigman, H. McCormick, L. Ludwig, I. Breber, 

H. Kemmerer, L. Harvey, R. Fisher, (B.R.) R. Noble, J. Kuhta, F. Weidemann, 

G. Weaver, R. Bradish, F. Hoentze. 



THE CLASS OF 1955 



OFFICERS 

GEORGE WEAVER President 

JAMES TESSMER Vice President 

RICHARD BRADISH Secretary 

FRANK WEIDEMANN Treasurer 

JOHN FENNER Student Council 



SPORTS HISTORY 



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^ET US RELIVE those hectic four years 
at college as seen from the office of the 
athletic director. 

Mr. Barney Emil has the distinction of 
having been the first coach of the new 
college. It was his duty to carry on the 
athletic achievements recorded by the 
National Farm School and Junior College. 
With football and basketball in the able 
hands of Coach Emil, the reins of the base- 
ball team were handled by Mr. Ray (The 
Hat) Wodock, a Doylestown, Pennsylvania, 
resident. 

Coaches Emil and Wodock had a better 
than average number of athletes. But to 
engage in intercollegiate competition and 
retain the winning tradition so firmly en- 
trenched, it was conceded that athletes had 
to be attracted to our doors. Under these 
circumstances, N.A.C. began a series of 
concessions which allowed athletically in- 
clined individuals to enter college who 
otherwise may not have attended. Thus, 
during our first year as a college, the first 
die was cast. N.A.C. would cater to athletes. 

The second year brought Hugo Bezdek to 
the campus as football mentor and athletic 
director. Definite athletic scholarships were 
established in this year, and in addi;ion, 
we had a man whose reputation as a coach 
could far outstrip many of his contpmoor- 
aries at large universities. Coach Bezdek 
had two assistants, both of whom were 
outstanding athletes in their undergraduate 
days. Mr. Tom Miller, from Bucknell Uni- 
versity, and Mr. Peter Click, Princeton Uni- 
versity. But all was not serene. Conflicts 
stemmed from jealousy as the "pampered 
babies" sought additional favors; dissatis- 
faction was apparent whenever academic 
shortcomings were aired; and finally, the 
ideals under which the college was founded 
were being brazenly abused. The attempt 
to aid student-athletes was failing primarily 
because the athlete had no desire to be a 
student. This is the year in which Mr. Miller 



ventured into "the society of basketball 
coaches" for the first time, and surprised 
everyone by completing the season with 
ten victories brought home in seventeen 
tries. 

As juniors, we witnessed a regression in- 
sofar as the recruiting of athletes was con- 
cerned. Mr. Peter Click, who had replaced 
Coach Bezdek due to his retirement, wel- 
comed as his aid Mr. Charles Keys, a jolly, 
robust athlete just out of Trenton State 
Teachers College. This was the year when 
genuine spirit commenced to prevail within 
the student body. True, the amount was 
barely discernible, but as we look back, it 
is not difficult to place the origin in our 
third year. Under the new procedure an ap- 
plicant would not be accepted unless his 
qualifications were strictly in harmony with 
school policy. We were now, in the purest 
sense of the word, fielding collegiate teams, 
consisting of college students participating 
for the fun and self-satisfaction derived. 

Upon entering our final year, we found 
that the fourth head coach in as many 
years was to be in command because of 
Coach Click's return to active duty with the 
Marine Corps. The new mentor was former 
line coach Charley Keys. Could we main- 
tain interest in our athletic program when 
it was secondary to educational considera- 
tions and manned by students who in many 
cases were novices? The records and stu- 
dent backing clearly show that the trans- 
formation was complete. 

A moment of reflection will vividly dra- 
matize the foresight on the part of our ad- 
ministration when it decided to discontinue 
any efforts to import athletes. As we ob- 
serve the current trend toward athletic de- 
emphasis throughout the nation and the 
adoption of a variety of "sanity codes," we 
can see that our college was two years 
ahead of the rest. Not a bad distinction for 
a four year old institution. 




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R. Davis, L. Harvey, G. Bomfriend, W. Slemmer, W. Mulvey, (Middle row) F. LaRosa, D. Fran- 
chetti, I. Holmberg, M. Levinson, G. Marini, R. Holland, J. Guisli, W. Heitsmith, W. Branigon, 
J. Soards, S. Ferdo, Coach C. Keys, (Bottom row) S. Berkis, H. Conover, I. Jawetz, E. Nieznay, H. 
Kemmerer, M. Mattocks, R. Sowieralski, E. Jardel, C. Okerlund 



THE GRIDIRON STORY 



T 



HE RESULTS have been posted. Six 
seniors have donned the pads and cleats 
for their last time for N.A.C. The season 
wound up with the pigskin squad showing 
an N.C.A.A. record of two wins, two losses, 
a tie game and a cancellation. In addition, 
we can unofficially be charged with an- 
other defeat prior to our acceptance into 
the N.C.A.A. 

Not many will look back upon this sea- 
son with any great amount of pride unless 
they are fortunate enough to be familiar 
with the history of the squad. 

Early in September our Head Coach, 
Charles Keys, was on hand to greet thirteen 
candidates. This, mind you, was what Mr. 
Keys faced in his first year as coach. But 
that could be a story in itself. These enthu- 
siastic thirteen were issued full equipment 
and began the arduous task of getting into 
shape. It didn't take long, for on the second 
day the boys were scrimmaging. By 
using half the squad on the offense and the 
remainder on defense, we were able to 



learn the basic plays. The nucleus of a 
ball club had been formed. 

At the end of the first week we had grown 
into a nineteen man squad. Late arrivals 
were joining the ranks and absorbing the 
spirit displayed by the original "13 stars". 
It was contagious and proved to be the 
primary factor needed to carry us over the 
rough spots. 

As the student body returned for the fall 
term, they openly registered surprise and 
admiration for the squad which now num- 
bered twenty-eight. How could we face an 
inter-collegiate schedule with so few? A 
few students caught the fiery spirit and 
joined our forces. The sentiment prevailed 
amongst the team members that with the 
coordination of mind, body and spirit, we 
could take on our schedule with confidence. 

A big setback was suffered in an early 
pre-season scrimmage against Pennington 
Prep when senior Bill Slemmer, an excel- 
lent defensive back, was carried from the 
field with a fractured leg. "Dad" then took 



over the statistical end of affairs for the 
entire campaign. The scrimmage indicated 
that much polish was needed. The linemen 
were opening gaping holes, only to have 
the backs fumble or forget assignments. So 
back to the routine involved with signal 
drills. 

Once more the coaches felt that we were 
ready for a live scrimmage so again Pen- 
nington Prep was invited to the campus. 
This time the hours put in on the practice 
field showed to our advantage. The backs 
knew where they were going and took full 
advantage of huge openings in the line. 
The season's opener was one week away 
and we were ready. 

Montclair came to N.A.C. on a bright 
September afternoon with fire in their eyes 
and left with a victory in their pocket. They 
had outplayed us in the initial stages of the 
game to the extent that we could never 
overcome their lead. Senior Gerry Marini 
demonstrated a fierce, pepperpot method 
of line play and gave distinct evidence that 
three years' experience was going to pay 
off at the final curtain. 

Next the New York Aggies came to town 
and our boys immediately took the initia- 
tive. Another senior, the team's speediest 
member, ran crazy-legged in his first game 
of the season. Ed Brophy got away for a 34 
yard waltz and carried over on the next 
play. Junior Dan Franchetti was also bril- 
liant in this game which aided in convin- 
cing the spectators of our "scrapping" 
ability. 



Trenton and its "air corps" came to 
N.A.C. the following Saturday afternoon 
and passed us dizzy. Our anti-aircraft fired 
blanks that day and wrote the story of de- 
feat number two. The fourth Saturday we 
played host to Wilson State Teachers from 
the nation's Capitol. After an afternoon 
which featured enemy air power and 
N.A.C.'s ground offensive, we fed the visit- 
ing warriors and sent them home with a tie 
for their efforts. Guard Sowieralski came up 
with the brunt of the line plays, always 
under the pile-ups and showing that be- 
tween him and Assistant Coach-Lineman 
John Guisti, a junior, the nucleus of a 
strong line had been formed. 

Our first away game was a coach's 
nightmare as Susquehanna University, 
featuring the Alonzo Stagg father-son 
coaching combination, won the game on 
the scoreboard but came out second best 
in the statistics. The next Saturday proved 
to be a sight-seeing ride to Garden City, 
Long Island. The field upon which the Ag- 
gies were to match wits against Adelphi 
College resembled a rice paddy more than 
a football field. As a result, the game was 
cancelled rather than to chance possible 
injuries. 

In the final game at home, the boys again 
showed the form which everyone knew 
they had. Gallaudet College from Wash- 
ington, D.C., was destined to bear the brunt 
of the Aggie spirited offensive. Co-captain 
Bob Holland, converted in his senior year 
from an end to a high stepping, hard run- 



Co-caplain Bob Holland, Coach Charles 
Keys, Co-captain John Guisti 







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Frank LaRosa (left) and "Buz" Okerlund 
shown with Dan Franchetti (center). Win- 
ner of their "Best Back of the Year" Award 



Wally Heitsmith, end; Gerry Marini, tackle; 

and Bob Holland, fullback. Playing Final 

Year For N.A.C. 



ning fullback, played the best gome of his 
career, making the coaches speculate 
about what Bob "could have done at 
N.A.C." in the scoring department had he 
been converted long ago. The score board 
wasn't required to show that victory was 
ours. The smile on Wally Heitsmith's face 
registered deep pride in placing the last 
game of his career in the victory column. 
Wally played steady football at the end 
position whether on offense or defense. 

A statement of a squad member's father 
characterizes the team: "A good solid line- 
plunging bunch, but noticeably weak in 
the passing game, both offensively and de- 
fensively — often outmanned but never out- 
played." 

In the final analysis, the honors belong 
equally to Coaches Keys and Guisti. Nor 
can the ending be recorded faithfully with- 
out mentioning the accomplishments of Dan 
Franchetti, a halfback's halfback. Dan has 
received tribute for his many thrilling runs 
while compiling a 7.2 ball carrying aver- 
age over a six game schedule. For his fine 
all around play, he was given honorable 
mention on an All-State Pennsylvania 
Squad. 

CAMPAIGN RESULTS 

Montclair 33 — Aggies 7 

Once again they brought their cheer- 
leaders to cavorl in front of our bench. This 
diversionary action failed to prevent us 
from getting the first extra point of the year. 



Nat'l Aggies 26— N. Y. Aggies 6 

In the battle of plow jockeys, we kept 
side draft to a minimum as the plow points 
drove straight ahead. This game was our 
introduction as a member of the N.C.A.A. 

Trenton 33 — Aggies 

Our only whitewashing, and it had to be 
at the hands of the coach's alma mater. 
Our tendency to be a perfect host com- 
pletely overshadowed our gridiron en- 
deavors. 

Aggies 19 — Wilson Slate Teachers' 19 

Newcomers to our schedule. This school 
usually has the stars of Washington, D.C. 
high schools who could not get into larger 
colleges. 

Susquehanna 34 — Aggies 6 

A pretty good shellacking at the hands 
of a pretty good team. We like to remem- 
ber the second half, when the score was 
7-6. 

Aggies 20— Gallaudet 13 

A government-sponsored college for deaf 
mutes. They arrived an hour or so late, 
gave us the chills throughout the game and 
supplied our seniors with a glorious bow- 
ing out victory. 

Adelphi-Aggies Cancelled 

A leisurely ride to Garden City and re- 
turn. Their field resembled a farm pond 
after a summer rain. So we considered the 
chances of injury that the wet field pre- 
sented and came home. 



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SCHEDULE AND RESULTS 


N.A.C. 




OPP 


61 


GOLDEYBEACOM 


35 


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TRENTON 


85 


61 


PHILA. PHARMACY 


51 


66 


KINGS 


63 


53 


GLASSBORO 


67 


62 


PATERSON 


93 


62 


NEWARK 


58 


45 


BLOOMFIELD 


50 


48 


GOLDEYBEACOM 


51 


65 


PANZER 


76 


54 


TEMPLE PHARMACY 


57 


48 


MONTCLAIR 


66 


63 


SUSQUEHANNA 


59 


46 


PHILA. TEXTILE 


66 


46 


TRENTON 


85 


54 


KINGS 


65 


76 


ALUMNI 


56 



BASKETBALL 



JLN some respects this year's court 
season was a carbon copy of the previous 
year's. With one exception, the same 
names appeared in Aggie Hne-ups as they 
did in '50-'51. The other glaring similarity 
was the student reaction that opponents 
would "rack-up" against us. True, we lost 
more than we won, but many could have 
just as easily gone on the other side of the 
won-lost record. It seemed that every time 
we needed a couple of points, the ball 
would dance crazily around the hoop and 
out, or an individual would get excited and 
violate common sense. 

But the brand of basketball didn't deteri- 
orate. Practicing in a small gym and play- 
ing with limited reserves, the 1952 Aggies 
supplied the usual thrills which have been 
associated with Louchheim Auditorium ac- 
tivities. Let us look at the following re- 
minders and realize how each in its turn 
swayed our emotions from one extreme to 
the other. 

Remember . . . 

— Ed Fleming's one-hander in the Kings 
overtime game 

— the season-long gyrations and antics 
of Zeck Bernstein 

— "Moke" Auslander and his southpaw 
one-hander from any and all positions 

— the empty feeling in the pit of our 



stomach as Cal Kidder was carried out of 
the game. In one play we lost the cool 
head, ball handler and play maker 

— the way Hal Tannin became the floor- 
man following Cal's "retirement." Who can 
fail to visualize him dribbling with his right 
hand and directing his four teammates 
with his left 

— Lipari's "33" against Kings 

— Ed Van Sant's birthday present to him- 
self as he cleared the boards and scored 13 
on Jan. 21 

— the finesse with which Panzer worked 
the ball around the outside 

— the way Stan Caplan would torment 
the opposing ball handlers as they came 
downcourt 

— our loyal female contingent from Lans- 
dale 

— how we came from behind to send 
Susquehanna back to Selinsgrove with 
heads bowed. 

Thus the season raced by. Few realized 
that as the final whistle blew the semester 
was half gone. The seniors, despite the 
never-ending laps around the gym and the 
daily drills, regretfully turn in their uni- 
forms for the last time. They can proudly 
look back on their collegiate careers and 
feel satisfied that the effort put into the 
game was returned manyfold. 



(Seated) L. Ludwig, H. Tannin, C. Kidder, J. Lipari, N. Auslander, E. Vansant, S. Caplan, F. 

Haentze, (Standing) I. Holmberg, D. Cromwell, A. Force, E. Fleming, D. Peters, S. Bernstein, I. 

Recht, H. Greenbaum, B. Litoff, Mr. C. Keys 




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BASEBALL 



1952 SCHEDULE 

April 5 — Newark Stale Teachers' College ...Home April 19 — Susquehanna University Away 

April 23 — Glassboro Stale Teachers College ...Home 

'^ ^ April 25 - Trenton State Teachers' College Home 

April 17— Philadelphia College of May 2- Newark State Teachers' College Away 

Pharmacy and Science Home May 7 — Glassboro State Teachers' College . . Away 



"Doc" Cromwell, Bill Slemmer, Gerry 
Marini — Aggie Hurlers 



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Gerry Marini Sliding Info Charley Lorenz. 
Asst. Coach Keys is Umpire 




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HILE THE BOYS are daily going 
through their spring training maneuvers, 
the sidehne statisticians are forever getting 
into bull sessions about the diamond game 
and how N.A.C. stacks up against its for- 
midable intercollegiate opposition. 

The first item to enter the discussion is a 
roll call of returnees. Charley Lorenz, our 
fragile fingered but rugged backstop, will 
probably get the starting assignment. How- 
ever, Morty Levinson, a polished receiver 
but a deficient hitter, will force "Chazz" all 
the way. Harry Conover, an unknown 
quantity from the freshman class, will 
round out catching candidates. 

Returning for first base duties is Don 
Beideman if his eligibility is certified. If 
not, freshman "Reds" Force is said to 
possess some ability as a gateway guard- 
ian. 

Second base can be Al Darpino's if he 
cares to try. Two years ago he was waging 
a successful battle for the job when he vol- 
untarily quit the team. Frank LaRosa, last 
year's second sacker, has chosen not to 
compete this year. 

The left side of the infield is wide open. 
We were counting heavily on Cal Kidder 
and Dave King for solidarity. Cal is unable 
to play as a result of a basketball injury 
and Dave has since left school. As it looks 
now, Stan Caplan will hold down either 



short or third and it remains to be seen 
who will get the other position. 

Across the outfield, veterans Mike Aiello, 
Lou Sacharnoski and John Guisti will re- 
ceive competition from Wally Heitsmith, 
John Smith, Ed Fleming, Ronnie Bronsweig, 
and Dick Bradish, to name a few. 

In the past the mound corps has been 
able to show one iron man and one or two 
of lesser calibre. This year no iron man is 
present at this writing. Bill Slemmer and 
Doc Cromwell have both thrown enough 
baseballs to know what it's all about, but 
neither has been subjected to the prag- 
matic test. Behind them, Gerry Marini is 
being groomed for some pitching duty. 
Whether he can come around when the 
curtain goes up remains to be seen. If not, 
he will return to picket line duty. 

There is Coach Wodock's nucleus. From 
this group must come a leader to inspire 
others to perform at their best at all times. 
And from the group of candidates trying 
for their first time, we hope to get adequate 
replacements for the vacated positions. 

There is further the possibility that in 
order to field a respectable team, some 
players will have to shift to other positions. 
We have three or four men who can do 
this and still turn in commendable jobs. 
But whatever the outcome, the Aggies will 
be represented on the diamond by nine 
bonafide ballplayers. 



(L. to R. standing) C. Kidder, H. Ccnover, M. Levinson, A. Force, A. Darpino, D. Cromwell, W. 

Heitsmith, M. Aiello, B. Slemmer, R. Bradish, G. Marini. (L. to R. squatting) Asst. Coach Keys, 

Catcher C. Lorenz, S. Berkis, sliding into home 





Coach "Chiz" Lipari with Championship 
Intramural Basketball Squad. (L. to R. 
standing) J. Lipari, ]. Soards, B. Brannigan, 
C. Lorenz, (squatting) K. Ehrlich, J. Guisti, 
D. Franchetti 



D. Franchetti, left. Tapping Aquinst D. 
Peters. H. Canover in Foreground 



NTRAMURALS 



JLnTRAMURAL sports, at present, are 
run more or less on a spur of the mo- 
ment basis. Although this may seem 
haphazard, it has proven entirely adequate 
for the number of students involved. The 
Varsity Club has been taking the respon- 
sibility of organizing, scheduling and offi- 
ciating the games. 

There never seems to be a dull moment 
when the teams lock in battle. Comedy is 
quite often the big attraction, although 
special feats of skill are fairly common. The 
big three, football, basketball and base- 
ball, offer opportunities for a multitude of 
antics, for spectator enjoyment and partici- 
pant embarassment. 

Those who play can be grouped into 
three categories: those who lack the neces- 
sary physical makeup and talent to try for 
varsity sports, those who have the talent 
but no ambition, and finally, varsity com- 
petitors whose particular sport is out of 
season. Of these three, the second named 
provides for many a nauseating round- 
table discussion. It is difficult to conceive 
why healthy, capable and academically 
eligible individuals can choose to take part 



on an intramural level, when they can be 
of some distinct aid to the teams which 
represent their college. 

Two newer additions to intramural acti- 
vities are boxing and volleyball. Both have 
been enthusiastically received, despite the 
fact they were sandwiched between two 
other sports and necessarily curtailed. 

The future of this league depends directly 
upon the speed with which the school pop- 
ulation increases. Under the present set-up, 
only one sport can be supported at a given 
time. When more students become avail- 
able, it is reasonable to assume that two 
different sports can draw concurrently from 
the student body, and at the same time 
retain interest. 

Regardless of size or skill displayed, 
intramurals achieve their purpose. Compe- 
tidon on a court, field or in a ring rarely 
fails to create and build those intangible 
qualities so necessary in becoming a use- 
ful citizen. In those few cases where char- 
acter and athletic finesse failed to develop 
it can honestly be said that running around 
and working up a glistening sweat never 
hurt anyone. 



ACTIVITIES 





OFFICERS 

Norman Auslander Editor 

Carl F. Leutner Associate Editor 

Max Berkowitz Business Manager 

Norman Shayer Assl. Business Manager 

Douglas VanWinkle Photography Editor 

Sidney Spungen Photography Layout 

Irwin RechI Art Editor 

Dick Sowieralski Stall Artist 

William Slemmer Sports Editor 

Mr. Norman Finkler, Dean Donald 

Meyer and Dean Daniel Miller Advisers 



CORNUCOPIA 



The Cornucopia Staff accepted the duty late in our 
junior year of gathering and assembling information 
covering four years of college life to produce the 1952 
yearbook. 

We hurdled many obstacles in achieving the goal. 
At the outset, most of us were slowly convinced that 
many of our dreams could not be realized. Major credit 
must be given to the cooperation of our art staff with the 
yearbook's business department. This friendly collab- 
oration insured practical as well as aesthetical usage of 
our dollars. 

The task was a pleasant one. Much credit is due our 
editorial, layout and photography staffs for their pa- 
tience and perseverance in the face of conditions which 
time and time again caused their plans to be altered. 



Since its origin five years ago, the Student Council has 
gradually moved closer to its goal of being on effective 
student government organization. During the first few 
years the council apparently lacked the complete con- 
fidence of the administration and the full support of the 
student body. In our junior and senior years, however, 
we have realized a steady gain in stature to the point 
that we now hold a respected and independent place 
on campus. 

The council's accomplishments this year included 
the complete management of the canteen, the schedul- 
ing of extra-curricular activities, and the operation of 
the Student Court, which concerns itself with campus 
life infractions. The council also handled room inspec- 
tion in conjunction with faculty representatives and, 
most important of all, acted as an intermediate group 
concerning problems between the administration and 
the student body. 



STUDENT COUNCIL 



OFFICERS 

John H. Toor '52 President 

William Slemmer '52 Vice-President 

Michael Aiello '53 Secretary 

Lou Sacharnoski '53 Treasurer 




The Horticultural Society is the only club on campus 
which caters to those students interested in some phase 
of the plant world. This necessitates a diversified pro- 
gram and we are ever striving to meet the desires of 
ornamental horticulture, horticulture and agronomy 
enthusiasts. 

Club members, through the medium of lectures, 
movies, field trips and the annual excursion to the 
Philadelphia Flower Show, have continually enhanced 
their knowledge of plant phenomena. 

The unique attainment of the year was the produc- 
tion of an educational "A" Day Program as the society 
members turned the college gymnasium into a plant 
wonderland with their artistic exhibits. 



HORTICULTURAL 
SOCIETY 



OFFICERS 

Henry Kallenthaler '52 Preside/!/ 

Norman Auslander '52 Vice President 

Russ Plummer '53 Secretary 

Peter Holland '52 Treasurer 

Prof. David Purmell Adviser 





OFFICERS 

Charles G. Dahlstrom '53 President 

Gerry Marini '52 Vice-President 

Steven Ferdo '54 Secre;ary 

Edwin Borst '52 Treasurer 

Prof. Raino K. Lanson Adviser 



POULTRY CLUB 



The Poultry Science Club was founded at N.A.C. six 
years ago. Since its inconspicuous origin, the club has 
grown with leaps and bounds, broadening its activities 
to the extent that it now enjoys the status of being one 
of the most active clubs on campus. 

The group has endeavored throughout its organiza- 
tional life to develop and enhance the knowledge of its 
members. This has been attained in the practical as 
well as theoretical phases of poultry husbandry. 

The club has realized profit by its annual project of 
raising a specific type of poultry for market. It is 
believed that coupled with the various educational 
features of our programs, these projects are offering the 
poultry enthusiasts at N.A.C. an incomparable college 
education. 




OFFICERS 

Oskar H. Larsson '52 President 

Doug VanWinkle '52 Vice-President 

AUred Furie 52 Secretary 

Robert Holland '52 Treasurer 

Prof. Arthur Brown Adviser 



DAIRY SOCIETY 



The Dairy Society has throughout the years maintained 
a closely knit membership. The group has taken great 
strides forward in presenting to its members such inter- 
esting and edifying features as speakers, movies, field 
trips and timely debates. 

It has been the society's policy during the past year 
to develop within the ranks of dairy underclassmen a 
sound nucleus of individuals to take over the offices 
vacated by the graduating seniors. We feel that this 
has been achieved and are looking ahead for many 
more successful years for the Dairy Society. 



The Animal Husbandry Club was inaugurated three 
years ago. Since its inception, the club has grown to a 
prominent position among the animal enthusiasts at 
the college. 

The purpose of the club is to stimulate an interest in 
technical and practical phases of Animal Science. To 
accomplish this the club conducts animal raising 
projects and brings to light new developments in the 
field by the medium of movies, speakers and field trips. 

The club has from time to time sponsored such note- 
worthy social activities as dances and hay rides. 



ANIMAL HUSBANDRY 
CLUB 



OFFICERS 

Allan Kinnunen '52 President 

O. M. Vicars '52 VicePresiden( 

Frank LaRosa '52 Secietary 

Edward Jardell '54 Treasuiei 

Norman Shayer, '52 Publicity Manager 

Prof. Arthur Brown Adviser 




The Farm Machinery Club is the newest student organi- 
zation on campus. It was organized last year by a 
group of students desirous of more knowledge and skill 
in shop work and machinery repairs. 

Club members have striven to attain their goal of 
expert farm equipment operation. In this respect, they 
have emphasized this art through movies, speakers, 
discussions and field trips. 

The agricultural machinery demonstration at this 
year's "A" Day was instrumental in attracting to our 
campus farmers from the Bucks County vicinity. 



FARM MACHINERY 
CLUB 



OFFICERS 

Robert A, Holland '52 President 

Bob Pearson '52 Vice-PiesidenI 

Gesnor Nash '53 Secretary 

John Wislolski "52 Treasurer 

Mr. Harry Hopkins Adviser 





OFFICERS 

Carl F. Leutner '52 Editorin-Chiei 

Norman Auslander '52 Managing Editor 

William Slemmer '52 Associate Editor 

George Bleibtreu '52 Associale Editor 

Morton Levinson '54 Associafe Editor 

Joe Chemicoff '53 Associafe Editor 

Mr. Norman Finkler, Mr. William Smith 

and Dean Donald Meyer Adv 



GLEANER 



The Gleaner is the official publication of the student 
body at the college. The magazine had its birth as a 
small pamphlet in the early Farm School days and 
since the formation of a four-year senior college has 
grown into a full size college publication. 

The magazine features articles on the progress 
made in the various fields of agriculture as reported by 
our students. In addition, the Gieaner reports on all 
student activities and items of general interest. The 
writing and compiling of material, as well as all 
photography, art and layout work are performed by 
members of the staff. 

The Gleaner is well represented by members of 
every class and major who collaborate to produce five 
issues yearly. 




OFFICERS • 

Wally Heitsmith '52 President 

Norman Auslander '52 Vice-President 

Wm. Slemmer '52 Secieiaiy 

Bob Holland '52 Tieasuiei 

Mr. Charles Keys Adviser 



VARSITY CLUB 



The Varsity Club is one of the most active organizations 
on the campus. Comprised of letter-men representing 
football, basketball and baseball squads, its ranks are 
filled with individuals who thrive on competition. Learn- 
ing their lessons the "athletic way," these men have 
striven to keep intercollegiate and intramural sports at 
college on the highest level. 

The club derives its income by sponsoring social 
activities and managing the refreshment stand at home 
games; the proceeds of which it shares equally with all 
clubs on the campus. 

The club members are ever encouraging the devel- 
opment of athletes at the college and are especially 
enthusiastic over the varsity members who have come 
up through the intramural ranks. 



The club has done a great deal to further the indi- 
vidual's knowledge of photography and to improve his 
techniques through the distribution of literature and 
occasional panel discussions on various phases of 
camera manipulation. 

For "A" Day, the photography club featured an 
interesting contest, encouraging all N.A.C. amateur, 
flashbulb artists to compete for the attractive awards. 

With aims such as establishing a permanent photo 
finishing lab on campus in the near future, this club 
demonstrates a vitalized desire to grow, and welcomes 
new members to fill the gaps left by our competent 
seniors. 



OFFICERS 

Bert Litolf '54 President 

Douglas Van Winkle '52 Vice-President 

Joe Birk '54 Secre'ary-Treasurer 

Proi. David Segal Adviser 



PHOTOGRAPHY 
CLUB 




GLEE CLUB 



Here's a team thai puts "spirit" into things. Now in its 
fifth year, the Glee Club is striking evidence of man's 
effort to improve by way of expression in music. 

Under the able direction of Mr. Harry Pursell and 
the Accompanist, Mr. Arthur Crouthamel, both of 
Temple University, the club this year presented several 
interesting and entertaining programs. 

Meetings are held twice a week. The Glee Club 
promises to be a vital part of N.A.C. activities in the 
future. 



OFFICERS 

Frank HoUaran '52 President 

Russell Plummet '53 Vice-President 

Bernard Wisser '54 Secre.'aryTreasurer 

Harry Pursell Director 





OFFICERS 

Robert A. Holland '52 Chairman 

Joseph Chernicoff '53 Vics-Chairman 

Arthur CoUings '53 Vice-Chanman 

Dean Daniel Miller Adviser 



'A" DAY COMMITTEE 



At the outset of every new college year, representatives 
of every chartered club at N.A.C. organize for the pur- 
pose of planning and perpetuating the annual agricul- 
tural field day on our campus. 

This student enterprise produced its fourth success- 
ful "A" Day in May. Exhibits in hvestock, floral 
arrangements, horticuhural products, art, photography, 
poultry and farm machinery were judged. Prizes and 
ribbons were awarded to the top three entries of each 
class, with special consideration for the outstanding 
display in each department. Special events, such as 
log sawing and milking contests proved very enter- 
taining. 

We are sure that this year's annual spring event 
increased the practical and educational knowledge of 
those participating. 



Patrons 



Sandy Ridge Poultry Farm 

Keen Monufacturing Corp. 

Meehans Nurseries 

Mr. and Mrs. G. VanWinkle 

Fred H. Weigle '14 

Jack Goodman 

Max K. Steinberg 

Joseph LaPides 

Emile (Rip) Rivkin '29 

Benj. Goldberg '1 1 

Dairy Club 



Walter Schuck '36 

Joseph H. Ford 

Mr. and Mrs. H. Shmukler and Family 

Dr. and Mrs. H. Sherman 

Dieges & Clust 

Leon Mertz 

Morris H. Goldman 

Compliments of a Friend 

Jerome Hartenbaum 

Hillcrest Recreation Center 

Brooks Estate Service 



Best Wishes from the Office Girls 

Horticultural Society 

Halin's Drug Store 

Animal Husbandry Club 

Bitzer's Dry Cleaning & Dye Works 

Doylestown Taxi Service 

Mr. Herman Weisfeld 

New England Chapter of the N A C. 

Alumni Assoc. 
New England Chapter Auxiliary of 

the NA.C. Alumni Assoc. 



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Compliments of 

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CLASS OF 1952 


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Compliments 

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FRIEND 


In Grateful and Heartfelt 

Appreciation to James Work 

For His Outstanding and 

Altruistic Contribution to 

N AC as its President 

SYLVAN D. EINSTEIN 

Member of the Board 

Class 1911 


Compliments 

of 
A FRIEND 



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Beacon gets much more than mere bogs of feed. 
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We Made Your Varsity Club Jackets 
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Compliments of 

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BEST WISHES 



For a Happy Future 



to the 



CLASS OF 1952 



Fraternally 



SAMUEL M. GOLDEN 



Class of 1922 



CORNUCOPIA OF 1952 
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