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. . . with the help 
of God and science 
grow the food 
that feeds a nation 
and more . . . 
wheat, the symbol 
^ of the staff of life 
'.v'^. . . . symbol of the 
ideals and ambitions 
that lead to the stndy 
of agriculture 

"Let us never forget that the cultivation of 
the earth is the most important labor of man. 
When tillage begins, other arts follow. The 
farmers, therefore, are the founders of 


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National Agricultural College 

Farm School Post Office 
Bucks County, Pennsylvania 

JAY WEIGMAN Business Manager 







Maximilien Vaiika 

We proudly dedicate the 1955 Cornucopia to a man whose mfluenee upon us, 
for our betterment, will not end with graduation. A teacher of art since he settled in 
Bucks County eight years ago, Maximilian Vanka has always had a full contingent 
of students in his elective courses. Having been reared in a world of science, he has a 
true understanding of the feelings of his students which gives him optimum capabilities 
in helping his pupils express themselves in an art form. Among his qualifications as a 
fine and noted artist are the sixteen years he spent as a professor at the Academic des 
Beaux Arts in Brussels. 

Professor Vanka's patience is only excelled by his humorous persistence that the 
simple interrelation of life and art should not be corrupted by baseless sensationalism. 
He clearly demonstrates that the lines of beauty and symmetry of form are to be found 
in all natural substance. It is the duty of the artist to bring out the form, just as it is 
the goal of the scientist to state the natural laws by which we all are governed. To 
realize this aim and fulfill it is what Professor Vanka tries to instill in every pupil. 

But more than his art to us is the beautiful philosophy which he expresses by 
living, more than preaching. He finds beauty in all life situations and purports this 
beautiful scheme to all with whom he comes in contact. 

We are not dedicating this yearbook to Mr. Vanka solely as an artist, but rather 
a? a man who makes living an art. 

The Ad)ni)ii,str(.itio)i Biiildmg, u'lthm whose walls is 
the clock,worl{ that runs a college. 

a place to learn 

a scnool 

that forges the 

basic quaHties of ideals, 
knowledge, practice 

A typical evening in the Kraus}{opf 
Memorial Library. The valuable collection 
of technical boo\s and magazines on subjects 
related to agriculture housed here is 


Segal Hall, the seat of cla.ssroo)ti activity, serves also as a meeting 
place for tlie 13 clubs on campus. 

The Senior dormitory, Elsvn Hall, whose lights often 
burn well on into the night. 

for the biggest business in the world 

Las\er Hall, better k.nown as the "chow liall is a javored s^mt on campus at least three 
times a dav. In its basement are the canteen and recreation rooms, and its upper floors 
are in service as a dormitory. 

The Chapel, symbol oj the spint of the founder of the College, Rabbi 
Kraus}{opf, IS seldom used for formal services hut serves as an mspiration to the 
student body as well as a place for quiet meditation and prayer. 


Important work 

is done by the men 

who admmister 

and teach . . . 

their experience 

given freely 

is not 

to be taken hghtly 


President James Work,, whose untiring ejjorts 
toward improvement resulted in the transforma- 
tion (1946-48) of "Farm School" to the four-year 
accredited college it yiow is. 

To hi.s right are Dr. Elmer Reinthaler, Vice 
President of the College, Dean Meyer and 
Assistant Dean Os}{ar Larsson, together compris- 
ing the coordinating and regulatory powers that 
govern the College. 


Above, from left to right are: Miss Elsie M. 
Belfield, Secretary of the Corporation; Mr. Cirl 
G. Roesler, Comptroller; and Mr. Daniel I. 
Miller, Business Manager. 

Below are Mrs, E. F. Rogers, Purchasing Agent; 
and the Office Staff: Sitting — Mrs. Bcrnice 

Lindsay, Mrs. Miriam Fcldstcm, and Mrs. Gladys 
Stolts. Standing — Mr. Chester Lippencott, Mrs. 
Alice SheafFer, Mrs. Florence Trclawny, Mrs. 
Marjorie Lapp, Mrs. Marietta Melcher, Mrs. 
Madge Chewning and Mr. Ernest Reber. 

Sure theory and practice 
are the magic combination that produce resuhs 

Byron W. Fraser 

Associate Professor of 

Food Industrv 


Freeman S. Jacuby 

Associate Professor of 

Poultry Husbandry 

Charles E. Keys, Jr. 

Associate Professor of 

Physical Education 

Dr. R. Ram Mohan 

Associate Professor 

of Microbiology 

Clinton R. Blackman 

Associate Professor 

of Agronomy 

Frederic S. Blau 

Professor of 

Landscape Design 

Dr. Paul R. Bowen 
Professor of Biology 

Arthur Brown 

Associate Professor of 

Animal Husbandrv 

Abraham Rellis 
Instructor in Floncuht 

Theodore G. Rich 
Instructor m Riiru! Law 

Dr. Albert Schat; 
Professor of Microbiology 

Henry Schmieder 
Professor in Plant Sciences 

Dr. Shyamal Sinha 

Professor of 
Poultry Pathology 

Dr. Edwin P. Taylor 

Instructor i»i 
Veterinarv Science 

Dr. Elmer S. Reinthaler 
Professor of Economics 

The Scope of 


When somebody uses the word "agriculture" 
you arc hkely to think about farming and the grow- 
ing of food crops. You think of driving a tractor or 
raising chickens or growing fruit. 

This, in general, is correct: of course the basis 
of agriculture is farming. But it is only part of the 
story because "agriculture" is an umbrella that covers 
many interests and many jobs. The seven majors 
listed here are basic areas in which agricultural 
graduates work, but the possibilities are almost 

With practical agriculture stressed. 7»ie7i in erery 
fte]d gam tlie necessary experience tiiat will help 
them m an agricultural career. 

a complete understanding of the chosen field 

Four Seniors comprise the Animal Husbandry Judging Team which is shown here looljnig over a 
Blac/( Angus heijer. From left to right are Art Force. Hou'ard Kemnierer, Cloyd Knoiise and 
Lee Hari'ev. 

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Men who actually manage land, or who direct its tillage, usually call 
themselves farmers. However, the farmer engaged in production of field crops 
or management of grasslands also is an agronomist — a practical operating 
agronomist. The Department of Agronomy is engaged in preparing men to be 
practical agronomists, educated in the basic and applied sciences and skilled 
in the art of soil management and crop production. In addition, this depart- 
ment prepares men for many other careers in which agronomy serves as 
the foundation. 

ifd, a Senior Agronomy Training m the expert handling of 

a problem in plant animals is an important part of the 

Animal Husbandrv curriculum. 


Animal Husbandry is ,i combination of the science and art of selection, 
breeding, feeding, management, marketing, and processing of livestock and 
livestock products. The An. Hus. graduate may specialize in the fields of pure 
bred or commercial production of beef or dual purpose cattle, swine, sheep, 
goats, or horses. He may also work with meats, wool, or animal by-products in 
research, processing, distribution, or utilization. 

Many majors in animal husbandry are livestock breeders, herdsmen, farm 
managers, research workers, market reporters, livestock salesmen, packer buyers, 
fieldmen for breed associations or farm organizations, and feed salesmen. 

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The Dairy Husbandry major may enter the 
fields of commercial dairy farming, dairy farm 
management, breeding purebred dairy cattle, or 
dairy supervision. With college training, a Dairy 
major may find many more fields of interest and 
employment in teaching, administration, research 
and sales. Examples of such employment include 
work with dairy cattle associations, milk proces- 
sors, feed manufacturers, breeding establishments 
and the federal Government. 

Accurate production records are \ept for each 
dair\ aiumal Here frjti^ \Veideman?i weighs 
mtl\ as n comes from the iiaciium 7nii/^i7ig 

a competent handling of the best technique 

Sliejrmg a fersey. this Dairy major 
gdins experience in one phase of dairy 
cattle maintenance. 

At the Middletown Grange Fan in 
BucXs County. Dairy majors annually 
show stock, m outside competition. 

Preparing for the Eastern 
States Exposition, George 
Weaver and Bud Ross receive 
tranutig m apple judging 
under Professor Purmeli. 



The field of Horticulture is concerned with 
the production, processing, and marketing of 
fruits and vegetables. Training in Horticulture 
primarily prepares students for efficient produc- 
tion of both tree and small fruits as well as 
position^ connected with the commercial produc- 
tion and marketing of vegetables. In addition, 
graduates may be employed in allied industries 
servicing and supplying producers. Opportunities 
are available as well in transportation, inspection 
and regulatory services. 

The Food Industry major provides training 
in the more technological aspects of handling and 
processing of fruits and vegetables, selection, 
storing and processing of meats and poultry and 
in milk and milk products manufacture. It is 
based upon the application of the principles of 
chemistry, mathematics, physics and bacteriology 
to the manufacture, processing and preservation 
of agricultural products, and prepares men for 
positions in food industries, regulatory work, 
research, and preparation for graduate work. 

filtering a s.ilution through a Buchner funnel m the 
F.I. majors Stewart Berk_is and Kurt Sonneborn adjust chemistrv iab. jay Weigman wor\s on a problem m 

a delicate balance scale m the Food Industry Lab. food processing. 

In the field with a transil. three Ornamental Hon men survey an area uf the college grounds 
as part of a course in Pla»ie Surveying. 





The field of Ornamental Horticulture 
is broad, for it includes the work of 
nurserymen and landscape operators, as 
well as greenhousemen and florists, both in 
production and merchandising. Openings are 
available in the greenhouse for technicians, 
growers, foremen and managers; opportun- 
ities lie in the designing of flower arrange- 
ments, management of flower stores, sales- 
men in wholesale commission houses, 
seedsmen and brokers; nursery formen, 
propagators, and arborists. Many majors in 
Ornamental Horticulture go on to further 
graduate study in such fields as Landscape 

The poultry scientist engages in re- 
search or management work in relation to 
egg and poultry meat production. His work 
may deal with flock management; selection 
and breeding; nutritional requirements of 
various types; improved methods of feeding, 
rearing and housing; and disease prevention 
and control. He is interested in the eco- 
nomics of production, quality egg produc- 
tion and the marketing of poultry products. 

He may do testing and inspection work 
to insure compliance with local and state 
laws; he may act as salesman or adviser to 
feed companies; or he may grade poultry 
products sold on the market. He may own 
or manage a poultry farm or hatchery. 

Wor(( m landscape design is an 
important phase oj the Ornamental 
Hort curriculum. Here Marv Adietnan 
and Don Johnson receive instruction 
from Professor Blau. 

Gaming experience m the field of 
Poultry Husbandry, Fred Haentze in- 
spects a Leghorn for desirable breeding 

a determined purpose to further progress 

In the Poultrv Pathologv Laboratory, Dr. Smha demonstrates methods of determining the 
responsible organism m poultry disorders. 



President George Weaver 

Vice President Richard Bradish 

Secretary Marvin Adleman 

Treasurer Frank Weidemann 

"All experience is an arch, to 
build upon." 




1972 Washington Avenue 
Bronx, T^ew Yor}{ 
Food Industry 

Known about campus as the "M.imho Kid," 
Stew started off to an active campus career in his 
freshman year by participating m the Animal 
Husbandry and Glee Clubs. During his Sophomore 
year, in addition, he took ,i still more active roll in 
college affairs as Secretary of the "A" Day Com- 
mittee and later. Vice President of the F(jod 
Industry Club. 

Playing football for tour years and having been 
a member of the Varsity Club since his Sophomore 
year gave Stew an excellent background for his 
position as President of this club in his senior year. 
Not to slight his academic talents, let it suffice to 
say that we are also confident of his ability to climb 
the ladder of happiness and success in life. 


1 V 1 1 W. Sparks Street 
Philadelphia, Penna. 
Orn.\mental Horticulture 
Marv has been perhaps the most active member 
of the Class of '55. He is an outstanding student 
devoted to the study of Landscape Architecture and 
ever active in extracurricular activities. He has been 
both Editor-in-Chief and photographer of the 
Gle.^ner during his Junior and Senior years; has 
won blue ribbons in three annual "A" Day Horti- 
culture shows, taking Grand Champion of the show 
in '53 and Reserve Grand in '54; he is the Editor 
and again photographer of the 1955 CORNU- 
COPIA; Class Secretary and a member of the 
Photography Club and Horticultural Society (of 
which he was vice president for several terms) . In 
his "spare" time Marvin is also a sports reporter for 
the Doylestown Daily Intelligencer and statistician 
for football, basketball and baseball. 


Doylestown, RD #1, Penna. 

Studious, quiet and reserved, Dick never seems 
in a hurry, but goes along in his own quiet way. 
But don't let this mislead you, in addition to being 
the fine student that he is, he has far from neglected 
the numerous extracurricular activities on campus. 
Dick has shown some of his superb skills as a member 
of the varsity baseball team for four consecutive 
years, as Vice President of the Class, and as an 
active member of the Farm Machinery Club and 
"A" Day Committee. 

With a small farm on the outskirts of Doyles- 
town, he has engaged in farming as a sideline, 
putting into practice what he learned as an agronomy 
major. Dick has everything it takes for being suc- 
cessful in all of his future undertakings. 


Whittier Avenue 

Andalusia, Penna. 


Irv is one of many in our class who has been 
very active in maintaining good interest and keeping 
the class together. He has served on the Student 
Council for the past two years and this year was 
Prosecutor on the Student Court. Irv's other activ- 
ities include servmg on the "A" Day Committee 
for four consecutive years and the Glee Club for 
this same period. 

Even though Irv is an Agronomy major, his 
broad interests caused him to become a member of 
the Animal Husbandry Club in his sophomore and 
junior years. The Gleaner also felt his interest 
when this year he joined the staff. Irv will especially 
be remembered for his original, witty sayings and 
general pleasing manner. 


1829 Fortyfourth Street 
Merchantville, T^ew Jersey 
Harry, the dthlcte of the class, has proven his 
right to the title by his stellar performances on the 
football and baseball fields. He has participated in 
four years of varsity football and baseball, winning 
letters in all four years. Other of his extracurricular 
activities include participation in the Hort Club, 
Varsity Club, Glee Club, Farm Machinery Club, 
•md the exhibiting of a fine display each year at "A" 
Day. How Harry could participate in all of these 
activities and still get the good grades he has achieved 
is a mystery to the underclassmen. Harry's cheery 
smile and personality have won him many friends. 
The tremendous amount of school spirit and drive 
he has exhibited <it college should enable him to 
become a great success after graduation. 

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Ave. Gloria A[o. 1 .\ El Bosque 
Caracas, Venezuela Husbandry 
Better known to all on campus as Chu-chu, 
Jesus probably ranks as one of the best liked students 
at N.A.C. A transfer student from Iowa State 
College, Chu-chu joined our class in 1952 and soon 
captured the friendship of all who met him. His 
love for sports prompted him to join the baseball 
team on which he excelled as a short stop. Though 
giving the impression of an easy going, never worry- 
ing guy, Chu-chu is actually a hard working student 
bent on knowing the answers to any problems that 
may arise in agriculture. As J.D. has gained the 
respect and friendship of us all by his keen sense of 
humor and a facility for getting along in a strange 
country, so will he accomplish his goal through an 
unending will to defeat the problem at hand by 
work and .ipplied knowledge. 




Old Church Road 
ThusviUe, 7s[etti Jersey 
Animal Husbandry 

When Red strums his guitar, everyone in the 
dorm forgets the problems of the moment. Although 
a rabid fan of hill-billy music (styled in the Hank 
Williams manner) , Red has shown his appreciation 
for music by singing with the Glee Club for four 

His talents aren't all along this line however, for 
Reds, an Animal Husbandry major, posted high score 
for N.A.C. contestants at the Eastern States Annual 
Judging Contest this year. In addition, he has been 
an active member of the An. Hus. Club and has 
enjoyed participation in art. 

With his rural background, his love and under- 
standing of animals, and his acquired education, only 
success can come to him. 


312 Randolph Street 

Camden, 'hlew jersey 

Ornamental Horticulture 

"Pop" will always be remembered as an indi- 
vidual who can find the humerous side of any situa- 
tion. A well balanced sense of humor together with 
a sincere interest in his field of study will keep him 
on the road to success. 

After serving five years in the Navy, "Top" 
came to N.A.C. and became interested in organizing 
intramural teams. Among the other activities in which 
he has participated are writing for the Gleaner as 
Humor Editor, and membership in the Horticultural 

Ray, as one of the married students, intends to 
go into the landscape business for himself after his 
four years of study here. Possessing natural ability 
in this field, he is sure to find success. 


/f Ince, Ballantme Lane 
Kings Point, L. L, TSjeu' Yor\ 
Food Industry 
An outstanding student, Paul's conscientious 
attitude and straight forward nature have marked 
his every undertaking. Although devoted to the 
study of Food Industry, he demonstrated his versa- 
tility by joining the An. Hus. Club as a freshman, 
where he surprised everyone by taking first prize in 
a sheep showing class at "A" Day. Paul's pho- 
tographs also took top places at every Foto Club 
sponsored "A" Day contest. As a member of the 
intramural basketball team, Paul led the class to 
victory and displayed an overwhelming team spirit. 
His dependable judgment led to his election to the 
Student Council where he served for two consecutive 
years. Gifted with a quick, inquiring mind, Paul 
should attain great heights m his chosen field. 


406 S. iOth Street 
Camden, J^ew Jersey 
Blessed with a sharp mind and a radiant 
personality, Sherm has achieved a fine scholastic 
average with a minimum of study hours. He has 
the enviable ability to grasp knowledge readily and 
retain it Although normally reserved, Sherm has 
a keen sense of humor in his less serious moments. 
Aside from being an ardent photography enthusiast, 
he has been gifted with artisti'c talent. Many of 
his works have been seen displaying blue ribbons 
in the annual "A" Day Art Exhibition. Sherm has 
served actively as a member of the "A" Day 
Committee and the GLEANER Staff, pitching in 
with both suggestions and work that have led to the 
succe.3S of these organizations. With his interest 
in Agronomy, his determined initiative, unquestioned 
reliability and diversity, Sherm will undoubtedly 


Township Line Road 

RD #1, Lansdale 

S/(ippac^, Penna. 

Poultry Husbandry 

As President of the N.A.C. Poultry Club, 

Fred has aided the club as well as the College 

immensely. His talents in the field of poultry science 

earned him a top position on the Judging Team and 

a chance to compete in the National Judging Meet 

this year. In addition to being an active member of 

the Poultry Club, Fred also expressed his many 

talents in the Glee Club, "A" Day Committee, 

Gleaner Staff and Basketball Team. As if these 

were not enough to keep him busy, he aLso found 

time to serve as a member of the Student Council. 

Fred hopes to go into the poultry business this year 

on his newly acquired farm in Montgomery County. 

His ability to become an active participant in any 

group will carry him forever forward in his life 




Annandale, l^ew Jersey 
Animal Husbandry 
Aggressive and persistant can best describe Lee 
during his four years as a member of our class. At 
the very beginning of his college career his popu- 
larity and interest in college activities were of great 
value to the Glee Club, in which he did a good deal 
of solo work and, in his Junior year, was elected 
Vice President. His work as Chairman of the Special 
Events Committee for "A" Day helped make this 
annual event a great success. In addition, Lee 
("Moose") is noted for having taken first place in 
the showing and fitting of horses at this event as 
well as for his unequaled log-sawing record as part 
of the Harvey-Johnson team. Interest in his major 
caused him to join the Animal Husbandry Club to 
which he was elected President in his Senior year. 
Lee's natural ability, education, and outstanding 
personality will take him far in the field of Animal 


Fifth and Church Streets 
l^lorth Wales, Penna. 
Food Industry 
The "Colonel," as he is known to all of us, had 
recently returned from a 34-year hitch in the Army 
when he joined 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. 
The "Colonel's" background in the fields of poultry 
and meat inspection prompted him to major in Food 
Industry. His timely remarks supplemented lectures 
and promoted class discussions, and his experience 
and broad outlook on life has guided and helped us 
in making many important decisions. When we look 
at the example Dr. Hess has set, we can not help 
but admire him for his many accomplishments. 


22 Brighton 4th Lane 
Brooklyn, J'^eiv Torf( 
Animal Husbandry 

When enthusiastic about a project, not many 
can equal the drive of Ira Jawetz. As a fieshman 
he was on the football squad, then he joined the 
Glee Club, but his greatest interest has been the 
Animal Husbandry Club for which he shown 
animals during several "A" Day exhibitions. 

Ira has always been interested in owning a 
piece of land on which he could raise hogs. This 
has been the most persistent dream of his college 
career and toward this goal he has persevered with 
subjects which were merely hurdles to jump to 
attain his wish. We shall remember him as a 
friendly funnyman who is always ready to lend 
aid to anyone in need of a hand. 


60 Willow Road 
Harriihurg, Penna. 
Ornamental Horticulture 
Good nature and a wonderful sense of humor 
are the quaUties that have made "Diesel Don" one 
of the outstanding members of the class. His keen 
interest in his major has been of great value in work 
in the Hort Club as well as "A" Day, for which he 
contributed to several first prnes in the ornamental 
hort exhibits and won acclaim m the record-setting 
Johnson-Harvey log sawing team. His work on the 
Student Council, Gleaner Staff and Yearbook have 
been invaluable to the class as well as the College. 
Adding to his achievements are three years of out- 
standing work with the college Glee Club which has 
helped the club become one of the leading activities 
on campus. Don will long be remembered not only 
for his good nature, but for his outstanding achieve- 
ments and abilities m his chosen field. 


12 5 W. Svli'anid Street 
Philadelphia, Penna. 
Animal Husbandry 
An outstanding personality on campus, Howie 
is best known for having been chairman of the 
19.^5 "A" Day Committee, in which capacity he 
did a superb job. Howie did not just fall into this 
job; he was elected for his known reliability in 
having been co-chairman of the 19.54 "A" Day 
Committee, his ability as a leader, and his proven 
excellence as a business administrator. As a top- 
nctch student in Animal Husbandry, Howie was 
made a member of the intercollegiate An Hus 
Judging Team and aided the team's successfulness 
greatly Known to his friends as "Baldy," due to 
his rapidly receding hairline, he is also President 
cf the Glee Club and a very active member of the 
Animal Husbandry Club. After graduation he 
hopes to continue work toward his master degree 
in the field of Animal Husbandry. 


Star Route 
T^ewport, Penna. 
Animal Husbandry 
A bright red pickup truck is one of "Buck's" 
trade marks. Quiet and well liked, Buck has shown 
a willingness to pitch in and work which has made 
his college career a great success. "A" Day activities 
would never have been the success that they were 
without his outstanding contributions and help. He 
has been an active member of the College Glee Club 
as well as the Animal Husbandry Club. During his 
senior year he traveled to numerous state expositions 
,ind judging contests as a member of the An. Hus. 
Judging Team. This ability in his chosen field, along 
with his hard work and willingness to help others, 
are sure to lead to the top in all his undertakings. 


2485 Seventy-eighth Avenue 

Philadelphia, Pen?id. 

Food Industry 

Throughout his four years at college Les has 
excelled in receiving good marks, in showing a spirit 
of selflessness and in carrying a full supply of foods 
and drugs in his closet. His decorations for class 
dances have all been superb in originality and design 
and his scientific exhibits in food industry at "A" 
Day were of interest to layman and expert alike. 

In his Senior year Lester was Chairman of the 
Food Industry Club in which capacity he outlined 
and put into action a comprehensive educational 
schedule which will serve as a standard for club 
activities for years to come. As Captain of the Cheer- 
leading Squad Lester added his share in cheering 
the football team to victory during the 1954 season. 


Calk 57 #13-76 

Bogota, Columbia 

Animal Husbandry 

One of the group of Latin-Amenciin students 
studying at N.A.C., Guillermo entered our class as 
a Junior in 1954, coming from the University of 
Arizona. Intensely interested in agriculture, he has 
been chosen several times to represent his country at 
such important affairs as the world famous 
"Agricultural Day" and the Dairy Conference at 
Sonora, Mexico. While working for the Colombian 
Government in the Summer of "53 in a national 
livestock census, he founded the first Colombian 
Junior Agricultural and Cattle Club of which he is 
now president. 

His interests in agriculture and 
education have inspired the writing of numerous 
articles for the Bogota papers and will undoubtedly 
lead him on a successful career in this field 



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Route 88 
Harrisburg, Penna. 
From the Agronomy Lab to the basketball court, 
"Jake" has shown an eagerness to work and conquer. 
He has chosen for his major and life's work the field 
of Agronomy. In all of his classes and outside activ- 
ities he has been as one striving for a goal. This 
friendly six-footer has found and filled essential 
positions in many leading student activities. He has 
been an active member of the Glee Club, "A" Day 
Committee, as well as the Gleaner and yearbook 
staffs. Jack has shown himself to be a true possessor 
of school spirit. He has left his mark on the Class 
of '55 as well as his Alma Mater and we feel sure 
that in the future he will also make his mark on the 
community and the people with whom he works. 


435 Windsor Road 
V^ood-Ridge. l^ew Jersey 
Animal Husbandry 
Wherever current events or world affairs are 
discussed. Bob will be found contributing to the dis- 
cussion. Although from an urban area, he is intensely 
interested in farming and rural living. His love for 
animals has lead him to major in Animal Husbandry 
and become an active member of the Animal 
Husbandry Club at the College. Bob's numerous 
extracurricular activities included being a member of 
the Gleaner staff, the Glee Club and "A" Day 
Committee. Looking into the future, we can sec Bob 
running his own beef farm with an ability that will 
carry him far in this field. His good nature and 
friendliness make him a valued friend and a fellow 
who will surely succeed. 

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17 Lothian Road 
Brighton, Mass. 
Food Industry 

Carlo di Sonneborny, Jock, Nierischi, are all 
nicknames representing various aspects of K.J.S., 
who, being one of our more matured classmates, has 
a correspondingly rich background. Perhaps the most 
distinguished member of the Class of '55, he is best 
known for his persistancy, his ability to sleep undis- 
turbed through dormitory noises, as well as for his 
record of holding the Class scholastic leadership in 
his Sophomore year. 

Although working his way through college, 
Kurt has found time to contribute to Gleaner and 
Food Industry Club activities. He has had a good 
share of luck, having done exceptionally well in the 
1953 "A" Day radio quiz and, in addition, having 
won the 1935 FM radio raffle. Kurt's likeable 
personality has been one of his greatest assets in 
the past and, together with his outstanding abilities 
in the held of Food Technology, will aid him on the 
road to success. 


1102 Bloomfield Street 

Hobo\en, 'hlew Jersey 


The leading figure on campus, George is looked 
up to and respected by the entire student body as 
well as the administration as an outstanding leader 
of men, arbitrator and manager. He has been elected 
President of the Class of '33 unanimously for seven 
consecutive semesters and has achieved the higest 
student position at the College, President of the 
Student Council. 

He has, in addition, been an active member of 
the Poultry, Hort, and Glee Clubs and Circulation 
Manager of the Yearbook. George has an exceptional 
interest in his field and has shown his skill as a 
member of the Hort Judging Team at the Eastern 
States Exposition this year. This magic combination 
of leadership, drive, congeniality and knowledge can 
lead only to the top. 


R.D. #: 
Doylestown, Penna. 


Jimmy, a quiet, serious student, became ,i good 
friend to all of us the minute he came to N.A.C. 
Anyone meeting Jim for the first time knows 
he can depend upon him hec.iuse of his congenial 
personality and warm, friendly smile. Since our 
freshman year, he has been one of the top men in 
scholastic average — any type of study seems to come 
naturally to him. 

None of us will forget the night he had the 
entire class at his home for the best Thanksgiving 
dinner anyone could ever hope to have. Some of 
the activities Jim has participated in were: member- 
ship m the Poultry Club for four years, in which he 
served as Vice President; the Poultry Judging Team 
and intramural basketball .md baseball. 


403 Marshall's Court 

Philadelphia, Penna. 

Food Industry 

Aside from being an active member in all college 
activities, Jay has built for himself a keen sense of 
responsibility. He's a friendly guy who is always 
willing to give good advice and able assistance to 
any one who needs it. Jay was in the Glee Club in 
his freshman year and served on the Student Council 
for three years. Further proof of his ability came 
when he was elected treasurer as a Junior and 
appointed Student Activities Chairman in his senior 

A great "find" was made when he played end 
on the Varsity football squad for two years. After 
being treasurer for the Sixth Annual "A" Day, he 
naturally fell in line as the yearbook Business Man- 
ager, in which capacity he succeeded in putting the 
1955 Cornucopia financially far ahead of any pre- 
decessor. Jay is one who knew how to get the most 
out of college, and who, we are sure, will attain a 
successful career in Food Industry. 


514 Broadview Road 

Upper Darby, Penna. 

Dairy Husbandry 

Everyone who has known him has always liked 
Frank, not only because he was class Treasurer for 
these past four years, but because of his friendly 
smile and pleasing personality. Frank has been very 
active in class affairs, being on almost every dance 
committee and participating in intramural sports. 
His unlimited talents led him to become a member 
of the Gleaner Staff and the An. Hus. Club. He 
also was a key to the success of the 1954 "A" Day 
program by serving as the chairman of the award 
committee. "Stogie" served the Student Council by 
taking charge of the Coke machines which provided 
many a drink for a "dying" student and also a 
bowling alley for Elson Hall. 

Frank's perseverance and devotion to his field, 
together with the reliability he has demonstrated 
as class Treasurer will go hand in hand toward 
m ikin..; his cVLiy cndc ivoi suLCLSstul. 

Two Year Men 


16 Prosfiect Place 

West Orange, 'H.ew Jersey 

Ornamental Horticulture 

Known tor his dry humor .md friendly smile, 

Nic possesses a quick mind and a serious attitude 

toward his academic work. Experienced in the 

practical aspects of tree and nursery work, Nic put 

his talents to work m aidint; construction of the 

College's Silver Medal Award winning exhibit in 

the Philadelphia Flower Show. His abilities and 

willingness to learn will certainly help Nic achieve 

his mark in the Ornamental Horticulture field. 


4112 VV'niona Ai'eniie 
Lnmberton, J^lorth Carohna 
Amm.xl Husbandry 
A friendly, serious and well liked person, Ben 
(better known as "Rebel") has made the most of 
his two years at college. As a member of the An, 
Hus, Club, to which he wa^ elected Secretary- 
Treasurer, he won .1 first prize and the Grand 
Champion Showmanship award at "A" Day, as well 
as the club's "President's Award." The outstanding 
ability he has demonstrated in this held will ensure 
him ot a successful career. 


37 Oa\ Street 
Woodbury, l^ew Jerse\ 
Ornamental Horticulture 
Sincere, earnest and hard working, Bob has 
exhibited an intense interest in floriculture. This was 
clearly demonstrated when, as a member of the 
Horticultural Society he took Grand Champion in 
the Hort. show at "A" Day with an outstanding 
garden exhibit. Bob's persistant enthusiasm, coupled 
with his academic and practical knowledge of flori- 
culture are bound to make him a success in the 

37 I 

September 12 1951, when we first came 
down 202, over the hill and through the yawn- 
ing brick gateway, almost missing the turn where 
a long sign spelled out "NATIONAL AGRI- 
CULTURAL COLLEGE," we freshmen mem 
hers of the college looked starry-eyed at the 
buildings around us in a thorough state of con- 
fusion. Gathering in groups here and there, one 
by a bright red pickup truck, another beside a 
pair of towering columns, we finally found our 
way to the registration desk where a round 
faced gentleman set us on the right path. A 
hectic day of unpacking and getting acquainted 
followed, with many "lost souls," away from 
home for perhaps the first time, feeling a peculiar 
empty spot in their stomachs. This was forgotten 
quickly, however, when set after set of pre- 
semester examinations were unleashed upon us. 
L. L. moved in about this time with a truckload 
of home furnishings and stocks of supplies that 
would hold him a month or two. Late-comers 
were settled and then . . . CLASSES BEGAN! 
I can see us now, walking into Mr. 
Schmieder's freshman math class where we found 
out how little we knew about math and every 
ether possible subject that arose. We discovered 
to our surprise that any questions we had could 
be answered by "looking in the book," a phrase 
that was to be regarded as the password in many 
future courses. We had not really begun, how- 
ever, until we got our first taste of Inorganic 
Chemistry, trying with great difficulty to trans- 
late Dr. Elson's notes into English. Mr. Finkler's 
novel methods of getting Freshman Composition 

across to us . . . Duck! Here comes another 
eraser! . . . kept the attention of the class if 
nothing else, and mild-mannered Dr. Bowen 
exposed us to gymnosperms, angeosperms, monc 
cots, dicots and Ginkgo balls. "Peashes" Purmel 
fought for Hort. men, with "Draino" Lanson 
pushing poultry down our throats. (He never 
could figure out that final.) "Doc" Turner, with a 
technical course in "home ec." tried for F. I. 
majors and "Ahtha" Brown looked toward a 
classful of An. Hus. men. Mr. Segal showed us 
how to tell the sex of a tree, and we soon learned 
the identities of certain mysterious individuals the 
upper classmen called "Ding Dong" and "Dapper 
Dan." A rolly-polly gentleman told us at the start 
that the building with the columns was a good 
one to steer clear of, and many have since dis- 
covered the wisdom of his advice, having traveled 
slowly up that green staircase to pick up their 

All of college life was not merely classes we 
discovered, somewhat to our dismay, when we 
were initiated in the ways and means of freshman 
hazing with Sophomore President Steve Ferdo 
"laying down the law." The 6x8 signs which we 
wore at all times and bypassing the main walk to 
travel down Ginkgo Lane on a bed of orange 
colored balls which squashed as you stepped on 
them (and reminded one of perhaps his first mis- 
adventure with a black and white "pussy-cat") 
were only the beginning. Waiters detail and the 
"unequally distributed" weekend details at the 
dairy on the other end of a shovel soon added 
to the trials and tribulations of being a freshman. 

A snipe hunting expedition in Buck's red 
pickup left Berkis, Adleman and Ludwig hold- 
ing the bag on farm seven, and then there was 
that first cold night on which we were awakened 
to the sound of firecrakers and shouts of the 
Sophomores as they turned all the lights on at 
2 :30 a.m. and rounded us up on the practice field. 
Scared and shivering, we soon warmed up after 
playing a few rounds of leap-frog and trying out 
a duck-walk for "laughs." A few laps around the 
field ended this precursor to a bigger and better 
"evening out" that was to follow. On this occasion 
the middle-of-the-night round-up found us march- 
ing hand on shoulder down to the dairy, the 
course lighted by bright red signal flairs and 
spurred on by explosions on every side. A hearty 
the tangy atmosphere, and the march continued. 
Once there, a general cleanup program went into 
effect, with the absence of tools and equipment 
putting everything on a hand-to-burlap basis, 
and we wondered if we'd ever get clean again. 

Organizing for the first time in a spontaneous 
class meeting, we decided to hasten the end of 
hazing by challenging the Sophs to a tug of war 
on opposite, sides of the horse pond . . . hazing as 
the stakes. With spirit pitted against weight, we 
dragged the overlords of hazing through the mud, 
thus beginning a tradition which has become an event. 

The year progressed rapidly with rowdy beer 
parties on the island, dusty but colorful square 
dances in the "barn" and all types of dances 
being held in Lasker Hall. The clubs were in 

tough competition for members and everyone 
joined one or several clubs of his choice. Then 
came the biggest surprise of our young college 
careers . . . FINALS! Study,, study and more 
study put everyone on edge, with nervous energy 
being released in the form of corn fights and 
floods in the corridors which gradually would 
trickle under the doorways and into the rooms. 
This was all trivia however, compared with an 
event which followed when Orem and Knouse, 
in a "scientific experiment" with a cherry bomb, 
leveled otf a hopper leaving only the pipes stand- 
ing. We never did figure out how Mr. Miller and 
half of the administration got on the scene so fast. 

"A" Day saw everyone working on animals 
and exhibits, and many '55ers taking first prizes 
m their divisions. With the end of May and 
another set of finals, we found ourselves involved 
in a nine-week practical session. Some of our 
first experiences at handling tractors were quite 
comical (at least with the "city slickers") . I can 
still see Mr. Segal's face when that Farmall H 
came over the peach orchard hill in fifth gear — 
"Rough Rider" Adlee on the pilot's seat. 

The time flew by however, and our soph- 
omore year was under way before we knew it. 
We were the leaders of freshman hazing this time 
and we soon retaliated for our hazing experiences 
of the previous year, repeating the same treat- 
ment and perhaps adding "improvements" here 
or there. The freshmen pulled us through the mud 
this time though, our favorite side not being as 
dry as we thought. 

It was about then \\x bci^an liciriii;; 
stories about blankets being lost on Feather-Bed 
Hill (George never did find it), and square dances 
and other social events again highlighted the year 
with all sizes and shapes of surprises in blind 
dates imported from local girls colleges. Some 
of the men in the class who thought they could 
handle football and their classwork too in then- 
freshman year, decided that studies needed im- 
provement and the squad missing many 
promismg athletes. 

"Rccky's" geology class and Dr. Elson's 
organic chem headed the year's studies, together 
with "Chris" genetics course. With a previous 
year's "A" Day under its belt, the class made its 
mark with Lee Harvey taking first prize in horse 
showmanship and then going on to cop Grand 
Champion in Animal Husbandry. Marv Adleman 
wen a first prize with a natur.ilistic planting and 
took the Grand Champion ribbon in Horticulture, 
and Lee Harvey and Don Johnson set a record in 
the Log Sawing Contest that remains unbeaten, 
cutting through a 21 -inch log in 65.5 seconds. 

We got our first taste of practicum jobs in 
our majors that summer and got ready for what 
promised to be one of the roughest scholastic 
years, with some men carrying as many as 22 or 
more credits. (Kurt still boasts of a record 28.) 
The class was settling down more and more each 
day with a noticeable decrease in "hellraising" and 
an increased responsibility in club as well as class 
activities and continuous advances in the ranks of* 
club officers. George Weaver was serving his 
fourth semester as Class President, handling class 
affairs in the student council as well as in the 
office with experience and an air of confidence. 
Dr. Reinthaler's Eco and the "Web's" Farm 
Machinery gave us trying times and "Princeton 
Pete's" Public Speaking made everyone's knees 
try the can-can. 

The Ornamental Hort men were exposed to 
Mr. Blau's "schematicly speaking" and Food 
Industry men were getting used to Dr. Turner's 
"obviously It is not obvious." The poultry lab 
burned down over Christmas vacation when the 
"antique" wouldn't start and the hydrants froze 
solidly. The Doylestown F. D. truck crashing on 
202 didn't help any either. An adventurous mem- 
ber of the Spanish delegation opened a new 
entrance to the college through the fence and 
across the football field, making mince meat of 
a 13 -man blocking dummy. Adelman moved up 
to Editor-in-Chief of the Gleaner and the first 
weekly newspaper at the college "The Spreader" 
was taken over by Paul Frenkel. 

A new Poultry Diagnostic Laboratory was 
opened on "A" Day with Secretary of Agricul- 
ture Miles Horst speaking at the dedication. "A" 
Day this year was sunny and warm, a relief after 
the previous year's fog and drizzle. Ben Pittman 
took the blue ribbon in the sheep class and went 
on to take the Grand Champion award in hand- 
ling animals. George Weaver won Grand Cham- 

pion in Art and an Adleman-Hoffman-Johnson 
combo took Reserve Grand Champion in Horti- 
culture. Lester Ludwig again set up an excellent 
exhibit in food industry, with half of the school 
up all night again finishing the displays. 

The summer of '54 saw a class reunion at 
Fred Haentze's estate in Wildwood, New Jersey. 
Better than half of the class showed up for the 
affair which was highlighted by an all-night beer 
party on the beach. A few brave ones went in 
swimming, but found it a relief to get back to the 
bonfire (and the girls) to warm up. All who were 
there will never forget that night with 13 men 
above the garage. Weaver was sleeping on a 45° 
angle (Conover stealing his blanket inch by inch), 
Tessmer was somehow suspended on a square 
framework by his toes, and the competition for 
Noble's blanket was keen (as was some of the 
conversation that carried on into the night). 

Our Senior year began all too soon, after a 
short summer. Most of us were carrying fewer 
credits than ever before, enabling most men to 
handle the increased burden of extra-curricular 
responsibility. Stew Berkis was elected president 
of the Varsity Club, Fred Haentze took over as 
head of the Poultry Club, Lester Ludwig headed 
the Food Industry Club, Lee Harvey the Animal 
Husbandry Club, Howard Kemmerer the "A" 
Day Committee, and Marv Adleman started the 
wheels rolling on the yearbook. 

The Football team had its first victorious 
season with five wins, two losses and one tie to 
its credit. Stew Berkis, Jay Weigman and Harry 
Conover played their final games as members of 
the varsity squad. The first College Weekend 
surprised everyone by its effectiveness and added 
to the now long list of traditional social events. 
It felt peculiar to most men to have girls take over 
their rooms in Elson Hall — the building had never 
been so clean and orderly. The homecoming dance 
also proved a success due mainly again to the 
efforts of Lester Ludwig who conceived and 
executed the design. Our annual Christmas dance, 
not quite as successful financially, was a work 
of art, 

A petition to the office about this time started 
quite a ruckus on campus and left about 85 men 
on the spcjt. The efforts of George Weaver, now 
President of the Student Council, saved the day 
with only hours to spare. Irv Breber, prosecutor 
on the Student Court got five convictions in one 
sitting and held promise of making a good D.A. 

Members of the class were getting more and 
more "domesticated" with Jack Mumma joining 
the list of married men just before Christmas; 
Lester Ludwig, Art Force and Bob Noble 
engaged, and many more approaching the stage. 
"Diesel Don" moved a step in that direction when 
Beth caught Mrs. Mumma's bridal bouquet . . . 
good aiming Joan! 

A fabulous banquet at the Tessmers' set the 
scales tipping as the class put away 52 pounds of 
turkey at a dinner never to be forgotten. The 

abundance of food was a remmder of our Ameri- 
can way of living, and the overflowing plenty 
analogous to the title of this hook. Cornucopia. 

That final semester went by quickly with 
dances, parties, sports and, the cHmaxing social 
event of our four years, the Senior Prom. 

And now, with our bachelors degree in hand, 
we look forward to the start of many successful 
careers. Some beginning now, some already begun, 
and some that will require graduate study. In 
every classification, the men of the Class of '55 
have what it takes to achieve their ultimate goals. 

M. A. 

In a poll among upperclassmen (Juniors and 
Seniors), taken on February 17, 1955, the follow- 
ing men of the Class of '55 were elected as: 

Most Lively to Succeed M.^rvin Adleman 

Most Studious Kurt Sonneborn 

Most Dependable Marvin Adleman 

Persoimht V Plus George Weaver 

Class Atliiete Harry Conover 

Class Comedian Raymond Fisher 

Done the Most for the Class. . .George Weaver 


Ronald Stammel 
Vice President 

Eugene Sander 

Albert Frost 

Charles Greene 




]ohn To'scano 
Vice President 

Walter Ke)ici;ie)-sl(i 

VV'dlter Bradford 

Harold Jefferis 


First Row: R, Block, W. Miller, B. Diilman, A. 
Frost, R. Stammd, E. Sander, C. Greene, K. 
Arnold, M. Ross. Second Row: D. Richardson, 
E. Johnson, G. Hartf elder, C. Indeh,, A. Uribe, H. 
'Weber, R. Flanders, H. Reich, L. Gottlieb. Third 
Row: E. Pouttu, Jsj. Worstall, W. Long, H. 

First Row: T. McMmn, L. Siegel. H. Rose, H 
Jejferis. W. Kendziersl{\, J. Toscano, W. Brad 
ford, L. Klem, M. Soc\weU. J. Hokapfel, B 
Oppenheimer. Second Row: /. Carstens, F 
\\/eissman, A. Kubat, S. Blair, H. Cedarbaum, B 
Simon, B. Burghardt, M. Rabinowitz, L. Seiden 
berg, E. Castaneda, K. Downey, W. Bomberger 
Third Row: P. Lepard, P. Cohen, S. Kastor, T 
Watson, /. Lesko, ]. Catino. F. Wolford. T 

Carpenter, P. Chubb, D. EzK\son, A. Weinsrein, 
A. Smith. Fourth Row: R. Fenyves, H. Gordon, 
J. Buchel, G. Geils, L. Varner, R. Bonows\i, T. 
Hofmann. Fifth Row: R. Ewertz, H. Wirth, J. 
Umana, JS(. Tvson, G. Wngley, K. Barth. 

Wermcoff, W. Hogner, G. Finkel, R. Hirsch 
horn. Fourth Row: W. Grojf, W. Thompson 
R. Woolsey, R. Benstead, W, Loesch, W. Mc 
Call. D. Bair, W. Plenge, A. Debbs, B. Lamb. B 
Stanley. Fifth Row: H. Frttts, W. Ber\son, W 
Jones, G. Trelawny, W. VanKeuren, E. Cooper, 
C. Har\ness, J. McHutchmson, W. West, £ 
Catielier, E. Adams. 

m\ -In 


First Row; R. Sc/wdt, R. McGrattan, R. Soriano, R. Ber/^e, P. 
Winnie, D. Grim, F. Rosade, R. Fenning, E. Wallace, C. Zablah, 
G. Trohndge, H. Widdoos, C. Max. Second Row: B. Howarth, R. 
Salisbury, B .Salmon, K. Rishel, C. Duque, A. Carp, R. Stang, D. 
Wexdner, T. Dall, T. Temme, R. Haas. A. Delitzscher, J. Briggs. 
Third Row: K. Smith, J. MacKenzie, ]. Strain, R. McLaughlin, C. 
Klem, B. Ashb>i, S. Fonseca, R. Pletz, S. Seyegh. Fourth Row: L. 
Goldentyer, D. Kline, C. Grouse, A. Binger, W. Coward, C. Demson, 
H. Lohmiller, I. 7^ova}{, ]. Overdevest, R. Hemzelmann, W. Scott, R. 
Varner, ]. Sic^ler. Fifth Row: B. Holcl^, A. Bugay, O. Schaible, G. 
Martin, A. WalJ^er, B. Tomshe, S. Schlesmger, A. Smith, P. Stollery, 
A(. Watson, A. MacKay. Sixth Row: D. Weinberg, /. Sardone, B. 
Bra-u^Iey, A. Graef, D. Fero, ]. McCann, R. Papp, M. Flint, S. Bird, 
C. Gries, H. Goetchius. Seventh Row: D. Hughes, L. Weildnd, C. 
l^iapravni^, F. lannuzzi, A. Heuneman, AJ. Weisgarber, P. Winnie, 
W. Haller. R. Prins, J. Dolan, K. Rishel, 7s(. Carpenter. 


Fran\ Rosade 
Vice President 

Robert Fenning 

Philip Wm^ie 

Dojiald Grim 


Readying their animals for 
judging in the Sixth Annual 
"A" Day, two entrants work 
feverishly on last minute 


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"^1 wii III! I > I I III /. / Mumma. Fred HaeiUze. An Force B h ]\ lilt Pad Freul^el 
Man'in Adlcmuii (ttiinu). and Stew Berl^is. Standing: jay Weigman (Business Manager). 
Lester Ludwig. Sherman Freed. George Weaver (Circulation Manager), Lee Haruey, Kuri 
Sonneborn. Hou'ard Kemmerer. Don /ofinson (Associate Editor), and Irv Breber, 


The niiijonty ot the Class of '53 contributed in one way or another to the 
pubHcation of the yearbook, even if only in the form of an ad solicitation or a room- 
mate's writeup, so technically the entire class could be considered as being on the 
Cornucopia Staff. 

However, in actuality, the staff was made up of the four men below: Marvin 
Adleman, Editor-in-Chief (holding yearbook dummy) ; Jay Weigman (seated, left) , 
Busmess Manager: George Weaver (standing left), CircuJation Manager; and Donald 
Johnson, Associate Editor. 


Standing: H. Gordon, E. Sdiidtr. M. Rabmoicu;, L. Seidfubtrq. W. Bdiiilio'^ci". ]. Miiiiniid. 
R. Block. ]. Weigman, C. Klein. G. Trobndge. P. Cohen. G. Fml[d. D. £cic/<.s(ni, A. Weni.sic-ni. 
W. Kendziersku R. Noble, T. Hofmann, R. Fisher. S. Freed, D. john.son. I. Breber. S. Bfr);i,s, K. 
Sonneborn. Seatio: /. jaweiz. L. Siegel. ]. Le.'.k.o. j. To,SLuno, P, Lc-pdrd. Miinni AdUwan. 
Editor-in-Chie/; R, Std.iimfl. R. Pd^r H, Conover. 


Front Row: Kir/^ Arnold, John Toscano. Edward Wallace. Second Row: Jay Wetunidn. Roiiud 
Starv.mel. Larry Klein. Paul Frenkel. Fran\ Rosade. Henry Rose. Standing: Donald Johnsoi 
Ben Dillman, Irrm Breber, Pre,sidenl George Weaker, 





The live professional clubs hold the leading position of 
extarcurricular interest to the student body. These organiza- 
tions foster good scholarship, friendly rivalry and earnest 
work, and are valuable in developing initiative and leadership. 
Social as well as professional in character, they hold meetings 
at least twice a month, sponsor field trips and frequently 
invite outside speakers connected with the particular fields 
of interest. 

Food Industry Club 
Left to Right: M. Rabi-nowuz. L. 
Klein, B. Oppenheimer, Mr. B. W. 
Frazer. H. Gordon, K. Sonneborn. E. 
Sander. L. Siegel. S. Ber\is. Dr. George 
Turner. ]. Weigman. H. Wirtli, R. 
Blocks. Lester Ludwig. President. 

Dairy Club 
Left to Right: B. As/ibv, R. Varner. C. Greene. A. Weuiitem 
A. Frost, H. Destler. Joe Buchel. President; G. Geifs. A. Dobnsk} 
A. Walker, L. Weiland. R. Stammel. K. Arnold, B. Salmon R. 
Varner, D. Fnts. D. Kline. R. Soriano, ]. Dolan, D, Grim H 
jefferis, N- Weisgarber. G. Martin. W. Holier, R. Prim H 
Lohmiller, B. Holc}{, W. VanKeuren, E. Bergstresser, T. Dall ] 
McCann. R. McLoughhn. 

Horticultural Society 
Standing. Left to Right: Mr. Purmeli. W. McCall. j. Toscano. 
D. Fero. W. Kendiiers^i, R. Schadt. j. Catmo. D. Weidner. D. 
Ezic\son. F. Rosade. R. Bonowski. A. Dehtzscher. j. Carstens. L. 
Goldentyre, M. Ross. R. Pletz. P. Lepard. D. Lucas. H. Carpenter. 
L. Siegel, D. Ban. T. Hoffman. G. Hartf elder. Kneeling: K. 
Downey. C. Klein, D. Johnson, T. Ddll. L. Seidenherg. G. Fn 

Animal Husbandry Club 
Standing, Leet to Right: L. Harvey .President, Mr. H. Hop/^ms 

0. Schaible. C. Demson .P. Wm^ie, /. Briggs, R. Flanders. H 
Rose. B. Ashby. H. Lohmiller. D. Lucas. W. West, A. Frost. C 
Hardness. E .Adams. C. Duque. H. Cedarbaum. W. VanKcuren. K 
Rishel. Dr. T. Pelle. C. Barth. j. McHutchmson. B. Pittman. H 
Wacker. j .Dm;. W. Plenge, A. R. Hoble. j. Les\o. H 
Kemmerer. A. Force. SITTING: T. Watson. G. Medrano. ]. Dolan 

1. jawetz.. G. Trobri 


First Row: C. Denison. C. Hardness. W. Bradford. ]. Toscano. ]. Catmo. W. Loesch. D. Wein- 
berg. G. McMahon. R. Haas. Second Row: H. Kemmerer. R. Pletz, O. Schaible. R. Bronsweig, 
M. Soc/jwell, R. McLoughhn. R. Soriano. L. Seidenberg. A. Delitzscher, D. Ezic\son. S. Kastor. 
Third Row: I. Breber. 7\(. Carpenter, R. Salisbury, J. Sardone. K. Barth. W. Thompson, F. 
Rosade. P. Wmkie. W. Berkson. T. Dall. Fourth Row: P. Wml^ie. R. Varner, K. Arnold. S. 
Schuf}ac\. B. Salmon, D. Weidner. D. Fero. K. Rishel. 


Standing: Charles Klein. Dai'id Ezic\son. Al DeliCscder, Paul Le[)ard. Francis Janniizzi, Richard 
Papp. John Toscano. Richard Bloc\, Larry Klein. Seated: Mari'in Adlcman, Anthony Oscaptns){i, 
Gil Finl{el, President. 


Left to Right: Alvm \\'dlk,er. Dr. George Webster. Gerald MuMa/ion, Larry Klein. Anthony 
Oscapms\\. Douglas McCarty. President; James Strain, Richarci Dennis. John MacLourie. Arthur 
Bmger, Malcolm McCarty, Carl Cries, Walter Coward. 


Standing: Mar\ Kabinowitz. Barnet Simon, Tom Hofmann. Leonard Sie.qel. Pmya Colien. Paul 
Lepard, Gil Finf^el, ha jawetz, .David Ezic}{son. Seated :Larry Klein. Richard Bloc\. Mr. R, 
Forbes. Lester Ludwig. 


Seated: W. Plenge. W. McCall. D. Richardson. P. C/iubb. VV. Horner, R, Siammel R Varner. 
Standing: Sicilian Ber\is. President: ]. Weigman, L. Ludmig. R. Bonou'sl^i. S. Blair. H. Cordon. 
D. Bair, W. West. C. Indek,. G.Wr.glev, T. McMmn, W. M.ller, R. H. Conorer, E. 
Worstall. H. Reich. W. Kendzier.s/^i. T. Watson. £. Sander. 


Mr. M. Soc/(wiell. Leader. Alan Carp. Merald Socl^U'ell. Barnet Simon, Paul Win/;ie, /olm Les\o. 
Harry Fritts. Pinva Cohen. Dai'id fir.icl^son. Thomas Temme. Phihp Wml^ie. Wilhani Jones. 
George Ceils. Dai'id Kline. Tet' Weriucof^. 

// .• 

Don Mertz, Kutztown State end, about to be tackled 
by Aggie Co-Captain Bill Miller (on ground) after 
a short gain during 7-7 tie game. 

1954 Football Record 

N.A.C. Opp. 
2. V— Kutztown State 

Teachers Collei^e .... 7 7 

1 — Montclair State 

Teachers College 19 18 

9— Brooklyn College 34 

16 — Susquehanna University . 15 

2.^— Millersville State 

Te.ichers 14 20 

.V)— Lon;^ Island Aanc. U' 

Tech. Inst 6 


6— Gallaudet College 1 .3 

13 — Connecticut State 

Teachers 6 26 

(New Britain, Conn.) 

/\ggie (^Quarterback Skip Ihompson passes tor 4» 
yards to Harry Conover in the opening quarter of 
the Gallaudet game to set up the first N.A.C. 


29 2S-IA 1' 

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Adept at rushing as well as passing, Skip Thompson 
eludes a Montclair tackle as he gains another Aggie 
first down. 



The Aggies climaxed their first victorious season in intercollegiate football this 
year with a record of five wins, two losses and one tie. Finishing eighteenth in the 
Country for defense among top small college teams, the Aggies compiled the finest 
record in the history of the College, allowing only an average of 153.6 yards per game 
while gaining an average of 242.3 yards in offense. 

Quarterback "Skip Thompson" took the Back of the Year Award as he led the 
team on to victory with 517 yards on the ground and 420 yards in passing, bringing 
his total offensive record to 937 for the eight-game series. In addition, Skip tallied a 
total of 45 points, winding up fi£th in district scoring. 

Leaving the Varsity squad in May will be three key '55ers. Harry Conover, who 
has been outstanding as a quarterback as well as an end; Stewart Berkis, top man at 
fullback; and Jay Weigman who, at end position, surprised everyone at the Montclair 
game by scoring the touchdown that led to a 19 to 18 victory for the Aggies (a feat 
normally regarded as next to impossible for an end) . 

First Row: D. Fritz. R. Woolsey. S. SMesmger. B. Tomslie. W, Hojfner. Second Row: W. 
Scott. D. Richardson. T. McMmn. L. Widdoos. S. Blair. ]. Overdevest. W. Miller, R. Fenyves. 
B. Bunn. W. Thompson. ]. Hobap/el. /. Carstens. Third Row: H. ]efferis. H. Conover. W. 
Loesch. W. Plenge. W. McCall. W. West. D. Grim. G. Wriglev. R. Penning, D. Bair. R. 
Bonows\i, ]. 'Weigman. W. Long, G. McMafion. 

,21^ t^"* '8 ^43 -^ '?^ '72 a< 

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Frow Leht to Right: Bill 
McCall. Bob Stang. Walt 
Kendziers}{i, Captain Charlie 
Inde){. Bill Scott, Ray 
HeinzelmaiiTi. Bob Fenning. 
Standing: Coach Charles 
Keys. Jr.. Duane Ban, Don 
Grim. Dic\ Prms. Bill 
Haller. Manager Ronald 

Up m the air against J^ew 
Brunswick. Bill Haller (#20) 
gets off a ringer that aided 
tlie Aggies in running away 
with the game 90 to 65. 
Right: High in the air, Dic\ 
Prins (#24) ^noci[S down a 
jump ball for the Aggie five. 

'54-'55 Bask 



1 — Ursmus College 
7 — Jersey City State 

Teachers College 
9 — New Brunswick 

13 — Temple College of 

16 — Bloomfield College 
18 — Kings College of 

21 — Jersey City State 

Teachers College 
28 — Susquehanna 


2 — Cheyney State 

Teachers College 
4 — Newark State 

Teachers College 
8 — Cheyney State 

Teachers College 
10 — New Brunswick 

15 — Bloomfield College 
17 — Kings College of 

23 — Temple College of 

25 — Newark State 

Teachers College 

In keeping with the winning trend in football, the 
N.A.C. basketeers this year had an unprecidented winning 
combination. The needed height m Dick Prins and Bill 
Haller, coupled with the speed and accuracy of Charlie Indek, 
gave the Aggies the top notch team they have been striving 
to perfect for many years. The squad set two successive 
records when it won over Kings College 103 to 86 and 
Newark State Teachers 102 to 76, establishing new away- 
game and home court highs respectively. Dick Prins, six-foot- 
three center for the Aggie five, also broke a scoring record 
when he tallied 41 points in the Newark game, topping Jim 
Lipari's record 39 set in 1933. Composed entirely of soph- 
omores and freshmen (with the exception of Indek), the 
team promises to have its first winning season in four years, 
having won six of its first nine games when the Cornucopia 
went to press. 


The N.A.C. Baseball team completed an 
eight-game schedule in '54 with a record of three 
wins and five losses. With only two upperclassmen 
on the team, catcher Harry Conover and right 
fielder Dick Bradish, the Aggie squad was handi- 
capped by a lack of veteran players. However, 
a greatly increased spirit brought on by a winning 
season in both football and basketball, together 
with the return of the entire '54 team and the 
promise of freshman talent have led to authorita 
tive predictions that the '55 baseball season will 
follow the victorious pattern. 

1955 Baseball Schedule 

April U — Rutgers University (South Jersey) 

April 12 — Newark State Teachers College 

April 14 — Newark Engineering College 

April 16 — Susquehanna University 

April 19 — Philadelphia College of Pharmacy 

April 21 — Glassboro State Teachers College 

April 25 — Glasshoro State Teachers College 

April 27 — Rutgers University (South Jersey) 

April 28 — Philadelphia College of Pharmacy 
May 3 — Newark State Teachers College 

Ace catcher ciiid home run i^mg Harry 
Conover at bat against Susquehanna U. 

First Row: Walt Kendzienl^^i, Richard Bemtead. Harry Conover. Dic\ Bradish. Eugene Sander. 
Second Row: Paul Chubb. Sidnev Blair. John Les\o. Tom Watson, Duane Bair, Tom McMin7i. 
Ed Pouttu, Roland Barge. Ronald Stammel. Harold Jefjeris. Manager. 

Now m Its seventh year, "A" Day is the outstanding agricultural event presented 
on the College campus. Featuring livestock exhibitions, dairy cattle judging, a full scale 
flower show, poultry, food industry and farm machinery exhibits and contests, "A" 
Day is similar in nature to a large scale agricultural fair. In addition to these and other 
judging events, hearty competition is found in log sawing, beard growing and milking 
contests, as well as student art and photography. The attendance record has been 
broken each year in succession, with a total m 19.S4 of over two thousand spectators. 

1955 "A" Day Committee 
Howard Kenimerer. Chairmdn (Standing). Seated, First Row: 
C. Knouse. I. Breber, L. Harvey. B. Pittman, F. Haerxtze. K .Arnold. 
L. Ludwig. Second Row: /. Toscano. P. Lepard, T. Hoftnann. £. 
Wallace. B. Toms/ie. F. Rosade. Third Row: /. Catino. C. Fin\el. 
R. Vartier. 

The Grand Champion award in Horti' 
culture. Other Grand Champion awards 
are made m Dairy and Animal 








Two contestants drive their animals 
toward the showing ring. 

Paul Fren\e] shows a Black. Angus 
heifer m An Htis competition. 

A contestant m the mil/^mg contest 
tries her s/^ill at iiHmg a Cok,e bottle 
m record time- 

Man and the land . . . and so the purpose and promise of 
study ... to increase, process, analyze, care for, and share 
the crops of the nation. 


Many years ago Western Union and Postal Telegraph Company 
inaugurated a new service — that of furnishing boys to private industry for 
running errands and performing office boy duties. 

The policy was sound and the demand grew to such an extent that these 
companies were soon unable to take care of these telephoned requests. 
Naturally this situation soon encouraged some of the employees of the 
telegraph companies to go into business for themselves. 

The mortality rate was high among these new companies at tlie beginning 
due to the high overhead costs, non-productive time losses and payroll taxes. 
One of those to survive that era and to gain strength and stability througli 
baptism of fire is 


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"Meeting the Needs of the 
Agricultural Industry" 


National Representatives: 
Soil iTE Chemical Company 

Farm Management 

Agricultural Publications 

Industry Promotion 

Public Relations 


Western Valley Ranch 

Riding and Instructions — 

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Coinpliments of 
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Bud) and Fender llOrks 

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Farm Hurtau Mutual Fire Insurance Co. 

Farm Hureau Life Insurance Co. 

Plione: Doy. 9534 





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Felloic of the American College 
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Phone 4666 

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Stimip Koa.l off Bristol Road 



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Fred H. Weigle 

Leatherman & Godsliall 

Helen R. R. Weigle 

Sandy Ridge Poultry Farm 

Daxid H. IMeet 
Valley Farm Restaurant 
William H. Merz 
Morris H. Goldman 
Benjamin Goldberg 
Dr. and Airs. Haentze 

Helker's Esso Service 

Milton Rutherford 

Sandy Ridge Flower Shop 

Bitzer Dry Cleaner 

Heinle's Bakery 

Poultry Club 

Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Conover 

Dr. A. Spencer Kaufman 

Mrs. C. B. Weaver 

Twin billows 

Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Noble 

Mrs. Betty Bloek 

Abbotts Dairies. Inc. 





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All otlier Photojirapliy f«n' the 1955 Cornucopia 


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