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HE INDEX must function as a mirror, holding up 
to its readers a clear image of the life and ac- 
tivities of the College and its students. That this 
mirror should have the clearest of glasses and the 
smoothest of silver linings, has been our earnest 
endeavor. But this mirror must have more than physical prop- 
erties. It must reflect those intangible yet powerful factors 
-stfhich contribute totOard the very atmosphere of the campus; the 
inspiring personality of the teachers, the vjholesome spirit of an 
institution dedicated to the enrichment of rural life, and that 
love and loyalty that all Aggie men ha\>e for their Alma Mater. 
We know our skill unequal to the task of constructing such 
a mirror. We complete this book, hovJever, satisfied that it 
contains our best efforts. For the Class of 1918, we present this 
book to Aggie men and all friends of the College as a mark of 
the undying fealty and appreciation of its members. 



Currp ft. fttcfes 

In appreciation of his tire- 
less efforts in behalf of 
tKe College and in ad- 
miration for his genial 
personality and 
strong character, 
the Class of 1918 
gladly dedicates 
this volume. 

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Currp g>tarr J^tcfesi 

9n appreciation 

LUE October skies, trees glowing with the colors of Autumn, a touch of 
frost in the air — these were Nature's contribution toward a successful 
dedication of M. A. C.'s Alumni Field. October 9, 1915, will go 
down in the history of the college as the day that marked the 
realization of M. A. C.'s long cherished dream of an athletic field of 
her own. Many agencies helped on to the desired end. Generosity of the Legisla- 
ture, wise aid from the Trustees and faculty, subscriptions from alumni and stu- 
dents, as well as actual work on the field by the student body did much toward 
reaching the wished for goal. But, more than all, is credit due to the man who saw 
the possibility of organization and accomplishment, who not only dreamed the 
dream but worked with might and main to make the dream come true — Curry Stan- 

Born in central New York, Professor Hicks spent his early years on his father's 
farm, moving to a farm in Michigan when fourteen years old. His college prepara- 
tion was gained in the public schools and in 1902 he entered the Michigan Agricul- 
tural College for a year's work. After teaching for several years he again took up 
college work at the Michigan State Normal College, graduating in 1909 with the 
degree of B. Pd. During the last year of his college course he acted as instructor 
in Physical Education at the Normal College. From 1909 to 1910 he held the 
Edward Hitchcock fellowship of Physical Education at Amherst College. 1910 
was spent as director of athletics at the Michigan State Normal College and in 
September, 1911, Professor Hicks came to the Massachusetts Agricultural College 
as assistant professor of Physical Education and Hygiene. In 1914, he was ad- 
vanced to the rank of associate professor. 

As a student athlete his record was above reproach, a man who played the 
game for the game's sake, who believed it a greater distinction to lose honorably 
than to win dishonestly. This attitude has marked all his work at M. A. C. and 
every student knows that nothing underhanded will be countenanced in any con- 
test under the control of Professor Hicks. In this way he has done much for the 
work in athletics at the college. 

In the scarlet fever epidemic during the winter of 1913, Professor Hicks worked 
long and well. The student body of that day will not soon forget the unselfishness 
with which he threw open his home to house as many as it would hold until satis- 
factory adjustment of rooming conditions could be made. If the friends of Pro- 
fessor Hicks were asked to suggest a name for his home, there would be none more 
appropriate than "The house of the friendly hand." 

Professor Hicks insists on hard work from the students, but he sets the pace 
himself. Whether in athletic practice or in actual work in construction on the 
field the men follow because he leads. His control over the men is well shown by 
an incident in the Springfield Training School game of 1915. As the struggle 
grew more intense, the tension increased among the spectators and protests and 
criticisms came from the M. A. C. bleachers. From his position on the gridiron, 
Professor Hicks indicated his disapproval of the shouting. The first man to notice 
the gesture, shouted — "Shut up, fellows, Curry says so" and the threatened dis- 
order stopped. 

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A man esteemed by his co-workers on the faculty, Professor Hicks stands to 
the students for the best type of Physical Director, a man not desiring that physical 
achievement shall take the place of mental training, but that the sound body shall 
house an equally sound mind. 

That hard work with head, or hands, or both, is the best possible employment 
for a man is Professor Hicks's belief, and his daily life embodies his belief. 

Of Professor Hicks's work in intercollegiate activities, Dr. Paul Phillips, 
Physical Director of Amherst College, says: ' ' Some directors of physical education 
have horizon and ideals but are not practical. When one has all three of these 
characteristics and the energy and tact which makes them efficient his success is 
assured. This statement represents as nearly as I can express it the feeling of the 
Society of Directors of Physical Education in Colleges regarding Professor C. S. 
Hicks, who has been a member for several years. He has impressed our Society 
most favorably during these years both by his personality and his contributions 
in papers and discussions. On pure merit Professor Hicks is each year making 
himself a larger place in the Society". 

That M. A. C. may long number Curry S. Hicks among her instructors is the 
wish of every 

"Loyal Son of Old Massachusetts." 

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jUlemberg of tije 

Frank Gerrett of Greenfield 
Harold L. Frost of Arlington 
Charles H. Preston of Danvers 
Frank A. Hosmer of Amherst 
Davis R. Dewey of Cambridge 
John F. Gannon of Worcester 
Arthur G. Pollard of Lowell 
George H. Ellis of West Newton 
Elmer D. Howe of Marlborough 
Edmund Mortimer of Grafton 
Nathaniel I. Bowditch of Framingham 
William Wheeler of Concord 
Charles A. Gleason of New Braintree 
James F. Bacon of Boston 



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His Excellency Governor Samuel W. McCall . President of the Corporation 

Kenyon L. Butterfield ...... President of the College 

Payson Smith ...... State Commissioner of Education 

Wilfrid Wheeler .... Secretary of the State Board of Agriculture 

(Officers of ttjc Corporation 

His Excellency Governor Samuel W. McCall 

Charles A. Gleason of New Braintree . 

Wilfred Wheeler of Concord 

Fred C. Kenney of Amherst 

Charles A. Gleason of New Braintree . 

President of the Corporation 

1 'ice-President 



. Auditor 

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^>tanbtng Commuters of tlir Cotporation 
Committee on Jfinantc 

Charles A. Gleason, Chairman 
George H. Ellis 
Nathaniel I. Bowditch 

Arthur G. Pollard 
Frank A. Hosmer 
Edmund Mortimer 

Committee on Course of g>tubp anb Jfacultp 

William Wheeler, Chairman 
Frank A. Hosmer 
Elmer D. Howe 

Payson Smith 
Davis R. Dewey 
John F. Gannon 

James A. Bacon 

Committee on Jfarm 

Nathaniel I. Bowditch, Chairman 
Frank Gerrett 

Committee on Jftorticulture 

Harold L. Frost, Chairman 
Charles A. Gleason 

George H. Ellis 
Edmund Mortimer 

Elmer D. Howe 
Wilfrid Wheeler 

Committee on experiment department 

Charles H. Preston, Chairman Arthur G. Pollard 

Wilfrid Wheeler Harold L. Frost 

Edmund Mortimer 

Committee on iitmlumgs* anb arrangement of <&rounbs 
Frank Gerrett, Chairman George H. Ellis 

William Wheeler Charles H. Preston 

James F. Bacon 

Committee on extension &erbite 

Elmer D. Howe, Chairman Davis R. Dewey 

George H. Ellis Wilfrid Wheeler 

Harold L. Frost John F. Gannon 

examining Committee of ©berseers from the £>tate JSoarb of agriculture 

John Bursley of West Barnstable 

Frank P. Newkirk of Easthampton 

William E. Patrick of Warren 

John J. Erwin of Wayland 

Charles W. Freehan of Great Barrington 

*The President of the College is ex-officio member and secretary of standing committees. 

fThe Director of the experiment station is a member of the Committee on Experiment Department, without vote. 








William P. Brooks, Ph. D. 
Joseph B. Lindsey, Ph. D. 
Fred C. Kenney . 
Charles R. Green, B. Agr. 

. Director 




department of Agriculture 

William P. Brooks, Ph. D. ....... Agriculturist 

Henry J. Franklin, Ph. D. . . .In Charge of Cranberry Investigation 

Edwin F. Gaskill, B. Rc Assistant Agriculturist 

Robert L. Coffin Assistant 

department of JJotanp ano Vegetable $atljologp 

A. V. Osmun Botanist 

George H. Chapman, M. Sc. .... Research Physiologist 

Orton L. Clark, B. Sc. Plant Physiologist 

Bepartment of (Entomology 

Henry T. Fernald, Ph. D Entomologist 

Burton N. Gates, Ph. D Apiarist 

Arthur I. Bourne, A. B Assistant Entomologist 

department of Agricultural (Economics 

Alexander E. Cance. Ph. D. .... Agricultural Economist 

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Orpai Intent of plant anb annual Onnisht' 

Joseph B. Lindsey, Ph. D. ....... . Chemist 

Edward B. Holland, Ph. D. Associate Chemist in Charge of Research Div. 
Fred W. Morse, M. Sc. ...... Research Chemist 

Henri D. Haskins, B. Sc. . . . In Charge of Fertilizer Division 

Philip H. Smith, M. Sc. . . In Charge of Feed and Dairy Division 

Rudolph W. Rtjprecht, Ph. D. . . . . . . . Assistant 

Carleton P. Jones, M. Sc. . . . . . . . . Assistant 

Windon A. Allen, B. Sc. . . . . . . . Assistant 

Carlos L. Beals, B. Sc. . . . . . . . . Assistant 

James P. Buckley, Jr., B. Sc. ...... Assistant 

Thomas L. Harrocks, B. Sc. . . . . . . . Assistant 

Lewell S. Walker, B. Sc. . . . . . . . Assistant 

Harry L. Allen . . . . . . . . . Assistant 

James R. Alcock . . . . . . . . . - . Assistant 

James T. Howard . . . . . . . . . Collector 

Department of horticulture 

Frank A. Waugh, M. Sc. . . . . . . . Horticulturist 

Fred C. Sears, M. Sc . Pomologist 

Jacob K. Shaw, Ph. D. . . . . . Research Pomologist 

department of Jfleteorologp 

John E. Ostrander, A. M., C. E. . . . . . . Meteorologist 

department of jflicrobiologi> 

Charles E. Marshall, Ph. D. . . . .In Charge of Department 

F. H. Hesselink van Suchtelen, Ph. D. Associate Professor of Microbiology 

Department of JJoultrp ^usbanbrp 

John C. Graham, B. Sc. Agr. . . . .In Charge of Department 

Hubert D. Goodale, Ph. D. ..... Research Biologist 

Department of Vetermarp Science 

James B. Paige, B. Sc, D. V. S. . . . . . . Veterinarian 

George E. Gage, Ph. D. . . Associate Professor of Animal Pathology 

John B. Lentz . . . . . . Assistant in Veterinary Science 

Arnold P. Sturtevant, A. B. . . . Assistant in Veterinary Science 



September 20-23, Wednesday-Saturday — Entrance Examinations 
September 27, Wednesday, 1.30 P. M— Fall Term Begins; Chapel 
October 12, Thursday Afternoon — Half Holiday, Columbus Day 
November 29, Wednesday, 12 M.-Friday, December 1, 1 P. M. — 

Thanksgiving Recess 
December 22, Friday, 5 P. M.— Fall Term Closes; Christmas Recess 



January 1, Monday, 1 P. M. — Christmas Recess Ends; Winter Term 

February 22, Thursday Afternoon— Half Holiday, Washington's Birth- 

March 23, Friday, 5 P. M— Winter Term Closes; Spring Recess Begins 

April 2, Monday, 1 P. M. — Spring Recess Ends; Spring Term Begins 

April 19, Thursday Afternoon — Half Holiday, Patriots' Day 

May 30, Wednesday — Holiday, Memorial Day 

June 23-27, Saturday-Wednesday — Commencement 

June 27, Wednesday — Spring Term Ends 

July 2, Monday — Summer Term Begins 

September 19, Wednesday, 1.30 P. M. — Fall Term Begins 






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IBregibente of tfje College 

President Harry F. French, M. A. 
President William S. Clark, Ph. D., LL. D. 
President Charles H. Flint, M. A., LL. D. 
President Levi Stockbridge 
President Paul A. Chadbourne, D. D., LL. D. 
President James C. Greenough, M. A. 
Acting-President Henry H. Goodell, M. A., LL. 
Acting-President Charles H. Fernald, Ph. D. 
Acting-President William P. Brooks, Ph. D. 
President Kenyon L. Butterfield, A. M., LL. D. 
Acting-President Edward M. Lewis, A. M. 





Beans of Hje College 

Dean George F. Mills, M. A. 
Dean Edward M. Lewis, A. M. 




Brooks Hurd Marshall 

Fernald Hasbrouck Kenney 

Sprague Butterfield Foord Watjgh 

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Kenyon L. Butterfield, A. M., LL.D., President of the College and Head of the 

Division of Rural Social Science. 
Born 1868. B. Sc, Michigan Agricultural College, 1891. Assistant Secretary, Michigan Agri- 
cultural College, 1891-92. Editor of the Michigan Grange Visitor, 1892-95. Editor Grange 
Department Michigan Farmer, 1895-1903. Superintendent Michigan Farmers' Institutes, 1S95- 
99. Field Agent, Michigan Agricultural College, 1896-99. Graduate Student, University of 
Michigan, 1900-02. A. M., University of Michigan, 1902. Instructor in Rural Sociology, 
University of Michigan, 1902-03. President of R. I. College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, 
1903-06. President of Massachusetts Agricultural College since 1906. LL.D., Amherst College, 
1910. Member U. S. Commission on Country Life, 1908-09. U. S. Agricultural Commission, 
1913. * K *. 

Charles H. Fernald, Ph.D., Honorary Director of the Graduate School. 
Born 1838. Bowdoin College, 1865. Ph.D., Maine State College, 1886. Studied in the Museum 
of Comparative Zoology at Cambridge and under Louis Agassiz on Penekese Island. Also traveled 
extensively in Europe, studying insects in various museums. Principal of Litchfield Academy in 
1865. Principal of Houltoii Academy, 1865-70. Chair of Natural History, Maine State College, 
1871-86. Professor of Zoology at Massachusetts Agricultural College, 1SS6-1910. Director of 
Graduate School, 1909-10. Honorary Director of the Graduate School since 1910. 

Edward M. Lewis, A. M., Dean of the College and Professor of Languages and 

Born 1872. B. A., Williams College, 1896. M.A., Williams College, 1899. Graduate of Boston 
School of Expression, 1901. Instructor in Public Speaking, Columbia University, 1901-03. In- 
structor and Assistant Professor of Public Speaking and Oratory, Williams College, 1903-11. 
Instructor, Harvard Summer School, 1903 and 1906. Instructor in Elocution, Yale Divinity 
School, 1904-16. Member of American Academy of Political and Social Science. Assistant 


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Professor of English and Assistant Dean, Massachusetts Agricultural College, 1911. Professor of 
Literature and Associate Dean, Massachusetts Agricultural College, 1912. Dean and Professor 
of Languages and Literature, Massachusetts Agricultural College, 1914. $ K <i>. 

Fred C. Kenney, Treasurer of the College. 

Born 1860. Ferris Institute, 1890-91. Bookkeeper for Manistee & Northeastern Railroad Com-, 
pany, 1895-1907. Assistant Secretary and Cashier of Michigan Agricultural College. Treasurer 
of Massachusetts Agricultural College since 1907. 

William P. Brooks, Ph.D., Director of the Experiment Station and Lecturer on 

Soil Fertility. 
Born 1851. Massachusetts Agricultural College, 1875. * 2 K. Post-graduate, Massachusetts 
Agricultural College, 1875-76. Professor of Agriculture and Director of Farm, Imperial College 
of Agriculture, Sapporo, Japan, 1877-78; also Professor of Botany, 1881-88. Acting President, 
Imperial College, 1S80-S3, and 1886-87. Professor of Agriculture at Massachusetts Agricultural 
College, and Agriculturist for the Hatch Experiment Station since January, 1889. Ph.D., Halle, 
1897. Acting President of the College and Acting Director of the Experiment Station, 1905-06. 
Director of the Experiment Station since 1906. 4> K 4>. 

William D. Hurd, M. Agr., Director of the Extension Service and Supervisor of 

the Short Courses. 
Born 1875. Graduate Lansing, Mich., High School, 1895. Michigan Agricultural College, 1899. 
$ T A. M. Agr. Michigan Agricultural College, 1908. Teacher, Lansing High School, 1899- 
1902. Nursery Inspector, University of Illinois, summer 1900. Professor of Horticulture, School 
of Practical Agriculture and Horticulture, Briercliff Manor, New York, 1902-03. Professor of 
Agriculture, University of Maine, 1903-06. Dean of the College of Agriculture, University of 
Maine, 1906-09. Lecturer, Summer School Massachusetts Agricultural College, 1908. Director 
of the Short Courses, Massachusetts Agricultural College, September, 1909-10. Director of the 
Extension Service since 1910. Fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of 
Science; member, Society for the Promotion of Agricultural Science; American Society of Agro- 
nomy; Association of Agricultural Colleges and Experiment Stations; National Association of 
Farmers' Institute Workers. A Z. 4> K 3>. 

Charles E. Marshall, Ph.D., Director of the Graduate School and Professor of 

Born 1866. Ph.B., University of Michigan, 1895. Assistant Bacteriologist, University of Michi- 
gan, 1893-96. Bacteriologist, Michigan Agricultural Experiment Station, 1896-1902. Jor- 
genson's Laboratory, Copenhagen, 1898. Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1902. Professor of 
Bacteriology and Hygiene, Michigan Agricultural College, 1902-12. Pasteur's Institute, Paris, 
and Ostertag's Laboratory, Berlin, 1902. Koch's Laboratory, Berlin, 1912. Scientific and 
Vice-Director, Michigan Agricultural Experiment Station, 190S-12. Director of the Graduate 
School and Professor of Microbiology, Massachusetts Agricultural College, 1912. A Z. $ K *. 

Philip B. Hasbrotjck, B. Sc, Projessor of Physics and, Registrar of the College. 
Born 1870. B. Sc, Rutgers College, 1893. X W. Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Massa- 
chusetts Agricultural College, 1895-1902. Associate Professor of Mathematics, 1902-1911. 
Registrar of the College since 1905. Professor of Physics, Massachusetts Agricultural College, 
since 1911. Member of American Association of Collegiate Registrars. $ K $. 

Ralph J. Watts, B. Sc, Secretary of the College. 

Born 1885. B. Sc, Massachusetts Agricultural College, 1907. * 2 K. Teacher, Choate 
School, Wallingford, Conn., 1907-08. Secretary to the President, Massachusetts Agricultural 
College, 1908-14. Secretary of the Massachusetts Agricultural College since 1914. 4> K *. 

Charles R. Green, B. Agr., Librarian. 

Born 1876. Connecticut Agricultural College, 1895. The Hartford Courant, 1895-1901. As- 
sistant Librarian, Connecticut State Library, 1901-08. Librarian at Massachusetts Agricultural 
College since September, 1908. 

Charles H. Gould, B. Sc, Field Agent. 

Born 1893. B. Sc, Massachusetts Agricultural College, 1916. X. Field Agent, Massa- 
chusetts Agricultural College, 1916. 


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Btbifiton of Agriculture 

James A. Foord, M. S. A., Head of the Division of Agriculture and Professor of 

Farm Administration. 
Born 1872. B. Sc, New Hampshire College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, 1S9S. K 2. 
M. S. A., Cornell University, 1902. Assistant in Cornell University, Agricultural Experiment 
Station, 1900-03. Professor of Agriculture, Delaware College, 1903-06. Associate Professor of 
Agronomy, Ohio State University, 1906-07. Associate Professor of Agronomy, Massachusetts 
Agricultural College, 1907-08. Professor of Farm Administration, Massachusetts Agricultural 
College since 1908. 2 H. * K #. 

William P. B. Lockwood, M. Sc, Professor of Dairying. 

Born 1875. B. Sc, Pennsylvania State College, 1899. K 2. With Walker-Gordon Laboratory 
Co., of Boston and Philadelphia, 1S99-1901. Instructor in Dairying, Pennsylvania State College, 
1902-03. Inspector, Hires Condensed Milk Co., Malvern, Pa", 1903-06. * Creamery and Con- 
densing Construction Work, 1906-08. M. Sc, Pennsylvania State College, 1909. Assistant 
Professor of Dairying, Massachusetts Agricultural College, 1908-10. Associate Professor of 
Dairying, 1910-1913. Professor of Dairying since 1913. A Z. 

John C. Graham, B. Sc. Agr., Professor of Poultry Husbandry. 

Born 1868. Milwaukee State Normal College, 189-4. Student at Chicago University, summers of 
1894-98. Teaching and Institute Work in Wisconsin, 1894-1907. B. Sc. Agr., 'University of 
Wisconsin, 1911. Associate Professor of Poultry Husbandry. Massachusetts Agricultural Col- 
lege, 1911-14. Member of American Association of Investigators and Instructors in Poultry 
Husbandry. Professor of Poultry Husbandry, Massachusetts Agricultural College, since 1914. 

Christian I. Gunness, B. Sc, Professor of Rural Engineering. 

Born 18S2. B. Sc, North Dakota Agricultural College, 1907. Instructor in Mechanical Engi- 
neering, North Dakota Agricultural College, 1907-12. Superintendent of School of Tractioneer- 
ing, La Porte, Indiana, 1912-14. Professor of Rural Engineering, Massachusetts Agricultural 
College since 1914. 4> K <I>. 


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John C. McNutt, B. Sc, Professor of Animal Husbandry. 

B. Sc, Ohio State University, 1907. Farm Manager, Ohio State University, 1907-08. Assistant 
Professor of Animal Husbandry, New Hampshire State College, 1908. Associate Professor of 
Animal Husbandry, New Hampshire State College, 1909-10. Professor of Animal Husbandry 
and Dairying, North Carolina State College, 1910-15. Professor of Animal Husbandry, Massa- 
chusetts Agricultural College, 1915. 

Elvin L. Quaife, B. Sc. Agr., Assistant Professor of Animal Husbandry. 

Born 1887. B. Sc. Agr., Iowa State College, 1911. ASP. Instructor in Animal Husbandry, 
Massachusetts Agricultural College, 1911-14. Assistant Professor of Animal Husbandry, Massa- 
chusetts Agricultural College, since 1914. A Z. 

Orville A. Jamison, M. S., Assistant Professor of Dairying. 

Born 1889. B. Sc. Agr., Ohio State University, 1912. Instructor in Dairying, Michigan Agricul- 
tural College, 1912-13. Instructor in Animal Industry, University of Maine, 1913-15. Assistant 
Professor of Dairying, Massachusetts Agricultural College, since 1915. M. S., University of 
Maine, 1916. 

Earl Jones, M. Sc, Assistant Professor of Agronomy. 

Born 1886. B. Sc. Agr., Ohio State University, 1912. M. Sc, Ohio State University, 1913. 
Instructor in Agronomy, University of Maine, 1913-15. Assistant Professor of Agronomy, 
Massachusetts Agricultural College, 1915 — . 

Samuel Coons, Instructor in Dairying. 

Certificate of Proficiency in Dairy Industry, Cornell College of Agriculture. With W. R. Boynton, 
189S-1908. Superintendent, Delhi Dairying Co., 1908-11. Short Course Instructor, Massa- 
chusetts Agricultural College, 1909. Manager, Prattsville Dairy Co., 1911-12. Instructor in 
Dairying, Massachusetts Agricultural College, 1912 — . 

Harry D. Drain, B. S., Instructor in Dairying. 

B. S., Ohio State University, 1913. Mt. Lake High School, Minnesota, 1913-14. Miss. Agricul- 
tural College, Dairying Department, 1914-15. University of North Carolina, Department of 
Animal Husbandry and Dairving, 1915-16. Instructor in Dairving, Massachusetts Agricultural 
College, 1916. 

Walter M. Peacock, M. S., Instructor in Farm Management. 

B. S., 1913; M. S. Agr., 1915; Cornell University. Instructor in Farm Crops, Cornell University, 
1913-1916. Enumerator for Long Island and Steuben County Farm Management Surveys, 1913. 
Supervisor of Monroe County and Clinton and Franklin County Surveys, 1914. Secretary of 
the New York State Potato Association, 1914-16. Instructor in Farm Management, Massa- 
chusetts Agricultural College, 1916. Acacia Fraternity. 

Loyal F. Payne, B. Sc, Assistant Professor in Poultry Husbandry. 

Born 1889. B. Sc, Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College, 1912. Instructor in Poultry 
Husbandry, Massachusetts Agricultural College, 1914-16. Assistant Professor in Poultry Hus- 
bandry, 1916. 

Everett H. Rucker, B. Sc, Instructor in Poultry Husbandry. 

Born 1892. B. Sc, University of Missouri, 1914. Instructor in Poultry, University of Missouri, 
1915. M. A., University of Missouri, 1916. A Z. Instructor in Poultry Husbandry, Massa- 
chusetts Agricultural College, 1916. 

Frederick G. Merkle, B. Sc, Assistant in Agronomy. 

Born 1892. B. Sc, Massachusetts Agricultural College, 1914. Graduate Student and Graduate 

Assistant, 1914-15. Assistant in Agronomy, 1915. 


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Dickinson, Wadgh, Whiting, H. F. Tompson, Clark, C. H. Thompson, Barker, Chenoweth, 
A. S. Thompson, Harrison, Nehrling, Johnson 

Bibiaton of horticulture 

Frank A. Waugh, M. Sc, Head of Division of Horticulture and Professor of Land- 
scape Gardening. 

Born 1869. Kansas Agricultural College, 1891. K £. Editor Agricultural Department, To- 
peka Capital, 1891-92. Editor Montana Farm and Stock Journal, 1892. Editor Denver Field 
and Farm, 1892-93. M. Sc, Kansas Agricultural College, 1S93. Professor of Horticulture, 
Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College, and Horticulturist of the Experiment Station, 
1893-95. Graduate Student, Cornell University, 189S-99. Professor of Horticulture, University 
of Vermont and State Agricultural College, and Horticulturist of the Experiment Station, 1895- 
1902. Horticultural Editor of the Country Gentleman, 1898-1911. Hospitant in the Koenigliche 
Gaertner-Lehranstalt, Dahlem, Berlin, Germany, 1910. Professor of Horticulture and of Land- 
scape Gardening, Massachusetts Agricultural College, and Horticulturist of the Hatch Experi- 
ment Station since 1902. 4> K 4>. 

Fred C. Sears, M. Sc, Professor of Pomology. 

Born 1866. B. S., Kansas Agricultural College, 1892. Assistant Horticulturist at Kansas Ex- 
periment Station, 1892-97. M. Sc, Kansas Agricultural College, 1S96. Professor of Horticul- 
ture, Utah Agricultural College, 1897. Director Nova Scotia School of Horticulture WolfviUe, 
Nova Scotia, 1898-1904. Professor of Horticulture, Nova Scotia Agricultural College, Truro, 
Nova Scotia, 1905-07. Professor of Pomology, Massachusetts Agricultural College since 1907. 

William D. Clark, A. B., M. F., Professor of Forestry. 

Born 1879. B. A., 1904; M. F., 1906, Yale University. United States Forestry Service, 1906-OS. 
Professor of Forestry, Pennsylvania State College, 1909-12. Professor of Forestry, Massachu- 
setts Agricultural College, 1912. A Z. 


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Walter B. Chenoweth, A. B., M. Sc., Associate Professor of Pomology. 
Born in Missouri, 1872. A. B., Valparaiso University, 1902. Assistant in Botany, Valparaiso 
University, 1902-03. Head of the Department of Science, Chillicothe Normal School, Mo., 1903- 
10. Secretary of the Missouri State Board of Horticulture, 1912. B. Sc. Agr., University of 
Missouri, 1912. Instructor in Pomology, Massachusetts Agricultural College, 1912. A Z. 
2 S. 

Arno H. Nehrling, F. H. S., Associate Professor of Floriculture. 
Born 1886. F. H. S., Missouri Botanical Garden and Shaw School of Botany, 1909. Instructor 
in School of Gardening, South Chicago Public Schools, 1909. Instructor in I loriculture, Univer- 
sity of Illinois, 1909-10. Associate in Floriculture and Assistant in Agricultural Experiment 
Station, University of Illinois, 1910-14. Assistant Professor of Floriculture, Massachusetts 
Agricultural College, 1914. Associate Professor of Floriculture, Massachusetts Agricultural 
College, 1914. University Landscape Architects Society. ATP. K 2. 

Harold F. Tompson, B. Sc, Professor of Market Gardening. 
Andrew S. Thomson, A. M., Assistant Professor of Market Gardening. 
Cortland Normal School, 1890. Teaching, 1890-94. Ph. B., Brown University, 1898. Super- 
intendent of Schools in Massachusetts, 1898-1910. A. M., Columbia University, 1912. Head 
of the Department of Agriculture and Pedagogy, Clarion State Normal School, 1912-15. Assistant 
Professor of Market Gardening, Massachusetts Agricultural College, 1915 — . 

Arthur K. Harrison, Assistant Professor of Landscape Gardening. 
Born 1872. With Warren H. Manning, Landscape Designer, Boston, acting at various times in 
charge of the Surveying and Engineering Department, of the Planting Department, and of the 
Drafting Room, 1908-1911. Instructor in Landscape Gardening, Massachusetts Agricultural 
College, 1911-13. Assistant Professor of Landscape Gardening, Massachusetts Agricultural 
College, since 1913. 

Charles Henry Thompson, B. Sc, M. Sc, Assistant Professor of Horticulture. 
Born 1870. B. Sc, Kansas Agricultural College, 1893. M. Sc, Kansas Agricultural College, 
1898. Field Agent, U. S. D. A., Division of Botany, 1893. Instructor in Botany, Washington 
University, St. Louis, Mo., 1893-95. Botanical Assistant, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, 
Mo., 1895-99. Forestry Service, U. S. Dept. of Interior, 1900. Graduate Student, Leland 
Stanford, Jr., University of California, 1902-04. In charge of the Department of Succulent 
Plants and Botanical Assistant, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, Mo., 1904-15. Collabora- 
tor, U. S. D. A., 1909-11, studying succulent plants of arid regions of America and Mexico. As- 
sistant Professor of Horticulture, Massachusetts Agricultural College, since 1915. 2 S. 

John T. Wheeler, Assistant Professor of Horticulture. 

Frank W. Rane, M. F., Lecturer in Forestry. 

Born 1868. B. Sc. Agr., Ohio State University, 1891. M. Sc, Cornell University, 1892. $ A 0. 

Lecturer in Forestry, Massachusetts Agricultural College, 1906. 


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Goessmann, Lewis, Sprague, Neal, Julian, Prince 

Btbiston of ^umantticsf 

Robert J. Sprague, Ph. D., Head oj the Division oj the Humanities and Projessor 

of Economics and Sociology. 

Born 1868. B. A., Boston University, 1897. B © II. Studied industrial conditions in Eng- 
land, 1898. M. A., Harvard University, 1900. Ph.D., Boston University, 1901. Head of the 
Department of Economics and History, Knox College, 1901-06. Studied socialism and socialistic 
development throughout northern Europe, 1903. Head of the Department of Economics and 
Sociology, University of Maine, 1906-11. Appointed to research work, Carnegie Institution, 
Washington, D. C, 1906. Head of the Division of Humanities and Professor of Economics and 
Sociology, Massachusetts Agricultural College, since 1911. * B K. 4> K 4>. 

Edward M. Lewis, A. M. 

(See Administrative Officers.) 

Dean of the College and Professor oj Languages and 

Robert W. Neal, A. M., Associate Professor in English. 

Born 1873. A. B., University of Kansas, 1898. A. M., University of Kansas, 1899. Assistant 
in the Department of English, University of Kansas, 1898-99. University Scholar, Yale Graduate 
School, 1899-1900. Teacher in Wallingford, Conn., High School, 1900-01. Instructor in English, 
University of Cincinnati, 1901-02. Harvard Graduate School, 1902-03. A. M., Harvard, 1903. 
Substitute Instructor in English and Acting Head of the Department, Rutgers College, 1903-04. 
Editorial Department of the World's Work, 1904-06. Assistant Professor of English and In- 
structor in German, Massachusetts Agricultural College, 1906-08. A. M., Yale University, 190S. 
Assistant Professor of English, Massachusetts Agricultural College, 1908. *BK. * K 4>. 


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Edgar L. Ashley, A. M., Associate Professor of German. 

Born 1880. A. B., Brown University, 1903. <J> K f. Instructor in German, Brown University, 
1903-06. A. M., Brown University, 1904. Student, University of Heidelberg, 1906-07. 
Instructor in German, Bates College, 1907-08. Instructor in German, Massachusetts Agricul- 
tural College, 1908-11. Assistant Professor of German, Massachusetts Agricultural College, 
1911-15. Associate Professor of German, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Agricultural College, 
1915—. * B K. $ K *. 

A. Anderson Mackimmie, A. M., Associate Professor of French. 

Born 1878. A. B., Princeton University, 1906. Bondinot Fellow in Modern Languages, 1906-07. 
Instructor in French, Colcester Academy, Truro, Nova Scotia, 1906-08. Instructor in French 
and Spanish, Massachusetts Agricultural College, 1908-11. K F <t>. Assistant Professor of 
French, Massachusetts Agricultural College, Massachusetts Agricultural College, 1911-15. 
A. M., Columbia University, 1914. Associate Professor of French, Massachusetts Agricultural 
College, 1915. *BK. * K *. Adelphia. 

Walter E. Prince, Ph. B., A. M., Assistant Professor of English and Public Speak- 
Born 1881. Ph. B., Brown University, 1904. A. M., Brown University, 1905. Instructor in 
English, University of Maine, 1905-12. Instructor in English and Public Speaking, Massachu- 
setts Agricultural College, 1912-15. Assistant Professor of English and Public Speaking, Massa- 
chusetts Agricultural College, 1915 — . 

Helena T. Goessmann, Ph. M., Instructor in English. 

Elmhurst Academy. Providence, R. I., 1887. Studied in Boston and New York. Ph. M., Ohio 
State University, 1895. Studied in England and Paris, 1899. Studied in Munich, 1900. Pub- 
lished The Christian Woman in Philanthropy, a novelette entitled Brother Philip, and a small 
book of poems, A Score of Songs. Member of the Pen and Brush Club of New York. Assistant 
in English, Massachusetts Agricultural College, 1910-14. Instructor in English, Massachusetts 
Agricultural College, since 1914. 

William L. Harmount, A. B., Instructor in French. 

Born 1881. A. B., Yale University, 1903. Tutor in college preparatory subjects, 1903-06. 
Instructor, Kingsley School, Essex Falls, N. J., 1907-08. Instructor in French, Kiskiminetas 
Springs School, Saltsburg, Pa., 1908-11. Student at Cours de Vacences of the Universities of 
Caen and Grenoble, France, summer of 1910. Instructor in French, Massachusetts Agricultural 
College, 1911. * B K. 

Arthur N. Julian, A. B., Instructor in German. 

A. B., Northwestern University, 1907. Instructor in German at Elgin Academy, Elgin, 111., 
1907-10. Travelled in Germany and student at Berlin University, 1910-11. Instructor in 
German, Massachusetts Agricultural College, 1911. * B K. 

Frank P. Rand, A. B.-, Instructor in English. 

Born 1889. A. B., Williams College, 1912. Instructor in English, University of Maine, 1913-14. 

Instructor in English, Massachusetts Agricultural College, 1914 — . 


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iStbiSton of JXural Social Science 

Kenyon L. Butterfield, A. M., LL.D., President of the College and Head of the 

Division oj Rural Social Science. 
(See Administrative Officers.) 

William R. Hart, L. B., A. M., Professor of Agricultural Education. 
B. L., Iowa State Law School, 1880. A. B., University of Nebraska, 1S96. A. M., University of 
Nebraska, 1900. Department of Psychology and Education in Nebraska State Normal at Peru, 
1901-07. Professor of Agricultural Education, Massachusetts Agricultural College, since 1907. 
Alexander E. Cance, A. M., Ph. D., Professor of Agricultural Economics and 

Supervisor of Agricultural Surveys. 
B. A., Macalester College. Graduate Certificate, State Normal School, Oshkosh. M. A., Uni- 
versity of Wisconsin. Professor of Greek and Literature, Avalon College, 1S97-99. Principal, 
Asheville Industrial School, 1901-04. Supervisor of Practice, First Pennsylvania State Normal 
School, 1904-05. Fellow in Economics, University of Wisconsin, 1906-08. Ph. D., University 
of Wisconsin, 1908. Instructor, 1908-10; Assistant Professor, 1910-12; Associate Professor, 
1912-15; Professor of Agricultural Economics, Massachusetts Agricultural College, 1915. 

John Phelan, A. M., Professor of Rural Sociology. 

Born 1879. Graduate Western State Normal School, Kalamazoo, Michigan. A. B. and A. M., 
University of Michigan. Assistant, Department of Economics, University of Michigan. 1909-10. 
Acting Director, Rural School Department, Western State Normal School, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 
1910-11. Director, Rural School Department, State Normal School, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, 
1912-1915. Professor Rural Sociology, Massachusetts Agricultural College, 1915 — . 
Ralph M. Rutledge, M. S., Instructor in Agricultural Economics. 
B. S., Oregon Agricultural College, 1914. Secretary of the School of Agriculture and Experiment 
Station, Oregon Agricultural College, 1914-15. Graduate Student, Oregon Agricultural College, 
1914-15. Research Assistant in Agricultural Economics cooperating with the U. S. D. A. Office 
of Farm Management, University of Wisconsin, 1915-16. M. S., University of Wisconsin, 1916. 
Instructor in Agricultural Economics, Massachusetts Agricultural College, 1916. 

Joseph F. Novitski, Assistant in Rural Sociology. 

Born 1884. Graduate State Normal School,! )shkosh,Wis. County Superintendent of Schools, Brown 

County .Wisconsin, 1910-16. Assistant in Rural Sociology, Massachusetts Agricultural College, 1916. 


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jUtlttarp Science anb tactics 

Henry W. Fleet, Captain, U. S. In- 
fantry, Professor of Military 
Science and Tactics. 

Born 1880. Graduate Culver Military Acad- 
emy, 1899. University of Virginia, 1900, 
1901. Appointed 2d. Lieutenant 2d. U. S. 
Infantry, 1902. Promoted 1st Lieutenant 
and assigned to 19th IT. S. Infantry, 1908. 
Placed on duty at the Massachusetts Agricul- 
tural College, January 11, 1915. Promoted 
Captain U. S. Infantry, 1916. 

logical (Education 

Curry S. Hicks, B. Pd., Professor of Physical Education and Hygiene. 

Born 1885. Michigan Agricultural College, 1902-03. B. Pd., Michigan State Normal College, 
1909. Assistant in Physical Education, Michigan State Normal College, 1908-09. Edward 
Hitchcock Fellow in Physical Education, Amherst College, 1909-1910. Director of Athletics, 
Michigan State Normal College, 1910-11. Assistant Professor of Physical Education and Hy- 
giene, Massachusetts Agricultural College, 1911-14. Associate Professor of Physical Education 
and Hygiene, Massachusetts Agricultural College, 1914-16. Professor of Physical Education and 
Hygiene, Massachusetts Agricultural College, 1916. 

Harold M. Gore, B. Sc, Instructor in Physical Education. 

Born 1891. B. Sc, Massachusetts Agricultural College, 1913. Q. T. V. Assistant in Physical 
Education, Massachusetts [Agricultural College, 1913-16. Instructor in [Physical Education, 
Massachusetts Agricultural College, 1916. Adelphia. 


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Itano, Hazletine, Regan, Gordon, P. J. Anderson, Robbins, E. Anderson, Martin, Serex, 

Clark, H. C. Thompson 

Ball, Osmun, Marshall, Fernald, Chamberlain, Shaw, Lindsey, Machmer, Gage 

Bibtsiton of Science 

Henry T. Fernald, Ph. D., Chairman of the Division of Science and Professor of 

Born 1866. University of Maine, 1885. B IT. M. Sc., University of Maine, 188S. Graduate 
Student in Biology, Wesleyan University, 1S85-86. Graduate Student, John Hopkins Univer- 
sity, 1887-90. Laboratory Instructor, John Hopkins University, 1S89-90. Ph.D., John Hopkins 
University, 1890. Professor of Zoology, Pennsylvania State College, 1890-99. State Economic 
Zoologist, Pennsylvania, 1898-99. Professor of Entomology, Massachusetts Agricultural College, 
since 1899. Associate Entomologist, Massachusetts Agricultural Experiment Station, 1899-1910. 
Entomologist, Massachusetts Agricultural Experiment Station, since 1910. Fellow in the Ameri- 
can Association for the Advancement of Science. Member in the Association of Economic En- 
tomologists, Entomology Society of America, and Boston Society of Natural History. Massa- 
chusetts State Nursery Inspector since 1902. <1> K <I>. 


Joseph B. Lindsey, Ph. D., Goessmann Professor of Chemistry. 
Born 1862. B. Sc, Massachusetts Agricultural College, 1883. A 2 <I>. Chemist. Massachu- 
setts State Agricultural Experiment Station, 1883-85. Chemist, L. B. Darling Fertilizer Co., 
Pawtucket, R. I., 1885-89. Student at University of Gottingen, 1889-92. M. A., Ph. D., Uni- 
versity of Gottingen, 1892. Student at Zurich Polytechnic Institute, 1892. Associate Chemist, 
Massachusetts State Experiment Station, 1892-95. In Charge of Department of Foods and Feed- 
ing, Hatch Experiment Station. 1895-1907. Head of the Department of Chemistry and Goess- 
mann Professor of Agricultural Chemistry, Massachusetts Agricultural College, since 1911. Mem- 
ber of the American Chemical Society. Fellow in the American Association for the Advancement 
of Science. <& K <I>. 

Charles Wellington, Ph. D., Professor of Chemistry. 

Born 1853. B. Sc, Massachusetts Agricultural College, 1S73. K S. Graduate Student in 

Chemistry, Massachusetts Agricultural College, 1873-76. Assistant Chemist, United States 



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Department of Agriculture, 1876. Student, University of Virginia, 1876-77. First Assistant 
Chemist, United States Department of Agriculture, 1877-82. Ph. D., University of Gottingen, 
1885. Associate Professor of Chemistry, Massachusetts Agricultural College, 1885-1907. Pro- 
fessor of Chemistry, Massachusetts Agricultural College, since 1907. <!> K 4>. 

Joseph S. Chamberlain, Ph. D., Professor of Organic and Agricultural Chemistry. 
Born 1870. B. Sc, Iowa State Agricultural College, 1890. M. S., Iowa State Agricultural 
College, 1892. Instructor in Chemistry, Iowa State Agricultural College, 1894-97. Ph. D., 
John Hopkins University, 1899. Instructor in Chemistry, Oberlin College, 1899-1901. Volun- 
tary Assistant in Chemistry at Wesleyan University, summer of 1900-1901. Research Assistant 
to Professor Ira B. Remsen, John Hopkins University, 1901. Chemist, U. S. Department of 
Agriculture, 1901-09. Chief of Cattle Food and Grain Investigation Laboratory, Bureau of 
Chemistry, 1907-09. Student, University of Berlin, 1909. Associate Professor of Organic and 
Agricultural Chemistry, Massachusetts Agricultural College, 1909-13. Professor of Organic and 
Agricultural Chemistry, Massachusetts Agricultural College, since 1913. American Chemical 
Society. Deutschen Chemischen Gesellschaft. Fellow in the American Association for the Ad- 
vancement of Science, Washington Academy of Science. 4>BK. 4> K <I>. 

Charles A. Peters, Ph. D., Professor of Inorganic and Soil Chemistry. 
Bom 1875. B. Sc, Massachusetts Agricultural College, 1897. AS*. B. Sc, Boston Uni- 
versity, 1897. Assistant in Chemistry, Massachusetts Agricultural College, 1897-98. Graduate 
Assistant in Kent Chemical Laboratory, Yale University, 1899-1901. Ph. D., Yale University, 
1901. Professor of Chemistry, Head of Department, University of Idaho, 1901-09. Student at 
the University of Berlin, 1908-10. Exchange Teacher, Friedrichs Werdersche Oberrealschule, 
1909-10. Graduate School Yale University, 1910-11. Assistant Professor of Inorganic and Soil 
Chemistry, Massachusetts Agricultural College, 1911-12. Associate Professor of Inorganic and 
Soil Chemistry, Massachusetts Agricultural College, 1912-16. Professor of Inorganic and Soil 
Chemistry, Massachusetts Agricultural College, 1916. S S. $ K 4>. 

Ernest Anderson, A. B., Ph. D., Professor of General and Physical Chemistry. 
Born 1881. B. A., Trinity College, Texas, 1903. B. S., University of Texas, 1903. Fellow in 
Botany, University of Texas, 1903-04. M. S., University of Texas, 1904. Fellow in Chemistry, 
University of Texas, 1904-05. Instructor in Corsicana High School, Texas, 1905-06. Fellow In 
Chemistry, University of Chicago, 1906-07. Associate in Chemistry, University of Chicago, 
1907-09. Ph. D., University of Chicago, 1909. Research Instructor, University of Chicago, 
1909-12. Assistant Professor of General and Physical Chemistry, Massachusetts Agricultural 
College, 1912-14. Associate Professor of General and Physical Chemistry, Massachusetts Agri- 
cultural College, 1914-16. Professor of General and Physical Chemistry, Massachusetts Agricul- 
tural College, 1916. <t> B K. 2 H. <I> K #. 

Paul Serex, Jr., B. Sc, Assistant in Chemistry. 

Born 1890. B. Sc, Massachusetts Agricultural College, 1913. * K <I>. M. S. 1916. Graduate 
Assistant in Chemistry, Massachusetts Agricultural College, 1913-15. Chemist, New Hampshire 
State College, 1915. Assistant in Chemistry, Massachusetts Agricultural College, 1915 — . 


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A. Vincent Osmun, M. Sc., Professor of Botany and Head of the Department of 


Born 1880. B. Agr., Connecticut Agricultural College, 1900. Assistant, Storrs Agricultural Ex- 
periment Station, 1900-02. B. Sc, 1903; M. Sc, 1905, Massachusetts Agricultural College. 
Q. T. V. Assistant in Botany, 1903-05; Instructor in Botany, 1905-07; Assistant Professor of 
Botany, 1907-14, Massachusetts Agricultural College. Associate Professor Botany, Massachu- 
setts Agricultural College, 1914-16. Acting Head of the Department of Botany, Massachusetts 
Agricultural College and Experiment Station, 1914-16. Professor of Botany and Head of the 
Department of Botany, 1916. 4> K 4>. 

Paul J. Anderson, Ph. D., Associate Processor of Botany. 

Born 1884. A. B., Wabash College, 1910. * B K. Ph. D., Cornell University, 1914. 2 X- 
Fellow in Plant Pathology, Cornell University, 1910-13. Pathologist, Pennsylvania Chestnut 
Blight Commission, 1913-14. Instructor in Botany, Massachusetts Agricultural College, 1915. 
Assistant Professor in Botany, Massachusetts Agricultural College, 1915-16. Associate Professor 
of Botany, Massachusetts Agricultural College, 1916. 

Orton L. Clark, B. Sc, Assistant Professor of Botany. 

George W. Martin, M. Sc, Instructor in Botany. 

Born 1886. Litt. B., Rutgers College, 1912. M. Sc, Rutgers College, 1915. Assistant in 
Plant Pathology, New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, 1912-15. Assistant in Botany, 
Rutgers College, 1913-15. Graduate Student in Botany, University of Chicago, 1915-1916. 
Instructor in Botany, Massachusetts Agricultural College, 1916. T A. 2 E. 


Henry T. Fernald, Ph. D., Professor of Entomology and Chairman oj the Division 
of Science. 

Born 1866. University of Maine, 1885. B n. M. Sc, University of Maine, 18SS. Graduate 
Student in Biologv, Wesleyan University, 1885-86. Graduate Student, John Hopkins University, 
1887-90. Laboratory Instructor, John Hopkins University, 1SS9-90. Ph. D., John Hopkins 
University, 1890. Professor of Zoology, Pennsylvania State College, 1S90-99. State Economic 
Zoologist, Pennsylvania, 1898-99. Professor of Entomology, Massachusetts Agricultural College, 
since 1899. Associate Entomologist, Massachusetts Agricultural Experiment Station, 1899-1910. 
Entomologist, Massachusetts Agricultural Experiment Station, since 1910. Fellow in the Ameri- 
can Association for the Advancement of Science. Member in the Association of Economic En- 
tomologists, Entomology Society of America, and Boston Society of Natural History. Massa- 
chusetts State Nursery Inspector since 1902. <I> K <I>. 




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Burton N. Gates, A. M., Ph. D., Associate Professor of Beekeeping. 
Born 1881. Cornell University, College of Agriculture, 1901. A. B., Clark College, 1905. K <S>. 
Scholar in Biology, Clark University, 1905-06. A. M., Clark University, 1906. Fellow in Biol- 
ogy, Clark University, 1906-07. Assistant in Biology, Clark College, 1906-07. Field Fellow, 
Clark University, 1908-09. Ph. D., Clark University, 1909. Lecturer in Beekeeping, Massa- 
chusetts Agricultural College, Spring, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1910. Collaborator, Bureau of Ento- 
mology, United States Department of Agriculture, February to July, 1907. Expert in Apiculture 
and Apicultural Assistant, ibid., 1907-10. Assistant Professor of Beekeeping, Massachusetts 
Agricultural College, 1910-16. Apiarist, Massachusetts Experiment Station and Inspector of 
Apiaries, State Board of Agriculture, since 1910. Fellow in American Association for the Ad- 
vancement of Science. Member in American Association of Entomologists; American Genetic 
Association; National Geographic Society. Ex-President of the National Beekeepers' Associa- 
tion. A E T. 

G. Chester Crampton, A. M., Ph. D., Professor of Insect Morphology. 
Born 1882. A. B., Princeton University, 1904. A. M., Cornell University, 1905. Student at 
Freiburg and Munich, 1907. Ph. D., Berlin University, 1908. Instructor in Biology, Princeton 
University, 1908-10. Professor of Biology and Entomology, South Carolina State Agricultural 
College, 1910-11. Associate Professor of Entomology, Massachusetts Agricultural College, 
1911-15. Professor of Insect Morphology, Massachusetts Agricultural College, since 1915. 
* B K. * K $. 

William S. Regan, Ph. D., Assistant Professor in Entomology. 

Born 1885. B. Sc, Massachusetts Agricultural College, 1908. Ph. D., Massachusetts Agricul- 
tural College, 1915. Assistant in Entomology, 1914-15. Instructor in Entomology, 1915-16. 
Assistant Professor in Entomology, Massachusetts Agricultural College, 1916. 


John E. Ostrander, A. M., C. E., Professor of Mathematics and Civil Engineering. 
Born 1865. B. A. and C. E., Union College, 1886. Assistant on Sewer Construction, West 
Troy, N. Y., 1886. Assistant on Construction, Chicago, St. Paul and Kansas City Railway, 1887. 
Draughtsman with Phoenix Bridge Company, 1887. M. A., Union College, 1889. Assistant in 
Engineering Department, New York State Canals, 1888-91. Instructor in Civil Engineering, 
Lehigh University, 1891-92. Engineering Contractor for Alton Bridge, summer of 1892. Pro- 
fessor of Civil Engineering and Mechanic Arts, University of Idaho, 1892-97. Professor of 
Mathematics and Civil Engineering, Massachusetts Agricultural College, since 1897. Member 
of Committee No. 6, International Commission on the Teaching of Mathematics, 1909-1911. 
<*> K *. 

C. Robert Duncan, B. Sc, C. E., Assistant Professor of Mathematics. 
Born 1884. B. Sc, Rutgers College, 1906. C. E., Rutgers College, 1914. On East River Di- 
vision of Pennsylvania Tunnels, 1906-08. Instructor in Mathematics and Physics, Massachu- 
setts Agricultural College, 1908-11. Assistant Engineer on Valuation of Boston and Maine 
Railroad's Property in New Hampshire, summer of 1910. Inspector of Bridge and Pier Con- 
struction, Florida East Coast Railroad's Extension over the Florida Keys, summer of 1911. 
Instructor in Mathematics, Massachusetts Agricultural College, 1911. On Valuation Survey 
for Canadian Pacific Railway in Ontario, Canada, summer of 1912. On Topographical Survey in 
connection with Flood Protection Work in Ohio, summer of 1913. Chief Inspector of East River 
Tunnels, summer of 1915. X1 r . 


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William L. Machmer, A. M., Assistant Professor of Mathematics. 

Born 1883. Graduate of Keystone State Normal School, 1911. Teacher in Fublic Schools, 
1901-04. A. B., Franklin and Marshall College, 1907. Head of the Department of Mathematics, 
Franklin and Marshall Academy, 1907-11. A. M., Franklin and Marshall College, 1911. In- 
structor in Mathematics, Massachusetts Agricultural College, 1911-13. Assistant Professor in 
Mathematics, Massachusetts Agricultural College, 1913. *BK. * K *. A S 4>. 

Burt A. Hazeltine, B. Sc, Assistant in Mathematics. 

B. Sc, Tufts College, 1913. ATA. Assistant in Mathematics, Massachusetts Agricultural 
College, 1913—. 


Charles E. Marshall, Ph. D., Director of the Graduate School and Professor of 

(See Administrative Officers.) 

Frans H. Hesselink van Suchtelen, Ph. D., Associate Professor of Microbiology. 

Born 1885. Degree Nederlandsch Gediplomeerd Landbouwkundige from the Rykslandbouw- 
school. Ph. D., Georgia-Augusta University at Gottingen, 1910. Private Assistant to Dr. 
Reitz Stuttgart. Student in Berlin under Geheimer Regierungsrath, Prof. Dr. Delbruck. Student 
in the University of Leipzig under Prof. Dr. F. Lohnis. Research Assistant, Michigan Agricultural 
Experiment Station, 1911. Assistant Professor of Microbiology, Massachusetts Agricultural 
College, 1913-15. Associate Professor of Microbiology, Massachusetts Agricultural College, 

Arao Itano, B. Sc, Instructor in Microbiology. 

Born 1888. B. Sc, Michigan Agricultural College, 1911. Assistant Chemist at the Michigan 
Agricultural Experiment Station, 1912-13. Assistant Bacteriologist, Michigan Agricultural Ex- 
periment Station, 1912-13. Graduate Assistant, Massachusetts Agricultural College, 1913-14. 
Student at Copenhagen, Denmark, 1914-15. Assistant in Microbiology, Massachusetts Agricul- 
tural College, 1915-16. Instructor in Microbiology, Massachusetts Agricultural College, 1916 — . 
General Investigator at Woods Hole, 1916. Ph. D., Massachusetts Agricultural College, 1916. 


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Philip B. Hasbrouck, B. Sc, Professor of Physics and Registrar of the College. 
(See Administrative Officers.) 

Harold E. Robbins, B. Sc, M. A., Assistant Professor of Physics. 

B. Sc, Trinity, 1908. M. A., Yale University, 1910. Laboratory Assistant, Sloane Laboratory, 
Yale, 1910-11. Instructor in Physics and Mechanics, University of Colorado, 1911. Instructor 
Science Department, Hartford High School, 1912-13. Assistant Professor of Physics, Massa- 
chusetts Agricultural College, 1913. S E. 4> K $. 

Harry C. Thompson, B. Sc, Assistant in Physics. 

Born 1893. B. Sc, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 1915. Assistant in Physics, Massachusetts 
Agricultural College, 1915 — . 

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James B. Paige, B. Sc, D. V. S., Professor of Veterinary Science. 

B. Sc, Massachusetts Agricultural College, 1882. Q. T. V. Farmer, 1882-87. V. S., Montreal 
Veterinary College, 1888. D. V. S., Faculty of Comparative Medicine and Veterinary Science, 
McGill University, 1891. Veterinary Practitioner, 1888-91. Student in Pathology and Bac- 
teriology, McGill University, Medical School, summer 1891. Post-Graduate Student in the 
Konigliche Tierarzlichen Hochschule and the Pathological Institute of Ludwig-Maximilians 
Universitat in Munich, 1895-96. Professor of Veterinary Science at Massachusetts Agricultural 
College since 1S90. * K <£. 

George E. Gage, A. M., Ph. D., Associate Professor of Animal Pathology. 

B. A., Clark College, Clark University, 1906. K $. M. A., Yale University, 1907. Physio- 
logical Chemist, Sodium Benzoate Investigation, U. S. D. A., 1908. Ph. D., Yale University, 

1909. Associate Biologist, Maryland Experiment Station, 1909-10. University of Michigan, 

1910. Special Student in Pathology, University of Michigan, summer of 1910. Biologist, Mary- 
land Experiment Station, in charge of Pathological Investigation. Assistant Professor of Animal 
Pathology, Department of Veterinary Science, Massachusetts Agricultural College, since 1911. 


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Clarence E. Gordon, A. M., Ph. D., Associate Professor oj Zoology and Geology. 

Born 1876. B. Sc, Massachusetts Agricultural College, 1901. C. S. C. Student Clark Uni- 
versity, summer session, 1901-03. B. Sc, Boston University, 1903. Instructor, Cushing Acad- 
emy, Ashburnham, Mass., 1901-04. Graduate Student in Zoology and Geology, Columbia Uni- 
versity, 1904-05. A. M., Columbia University, 1905. Instructor in Geology, summer session, 
Columbia University, 1905. University Fellow in Geology, Columbia University, 1905-06. 
Assistant Professor of Zoology and Geology, Massachusetts Agricultural College, 1906-12. Ph. D., 
Columbia University, 1911. Associate Professor of Zoologv and Geologv, Massachusetts Agri- 
cultural College, 1915. * B K. <i> K <S>. 

Stanley Crittenden Ball, Ph. D., Instructor in Zoology. 

Arms Academy, Shelburne Falls, Mass., 1905. Lumber Business, 1905-08. Ph. B., Sheffield 
Scientific School, Yale University, 1911. Ph. D., Yale University, 1915. Assistant Curator of 
Zoology, Peabody Museum, Yale University, 1915-16. Instructor in Zoology, Massachusetts 
Agricultural College, 1916. 


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William D. Hurd, M. Agr 

Director of the Extension Service and Supervisor of Short Courses 

Ernest D. Waid, B. Sc. Agr. Assistant Director 

Sumner R. Parker, B. Sc. 

Assistant State Leader and Extension Professor of Rural Organization 
George L. Farley . . Extension Professor of Agricultural Education 

Ezra L. Morgan, A. M. . Extension Professor of Community Planning 

Laura Comstock .... Extension Professor of Home Economics 
E. Farnam Damon, B. Sc. . 

Extension Associate Professor of Agricultural Economics 
A. D. Killian ..... Extension Instructor in Pomology 

Frank A. C. Smith, B. Sc. . Extension Instructor in Civic Improvement 

Erwin H. Forbush .... Supervisor of Correspondence Courses 

Ethel H. Nash . . . Extension Instructor in Agricultural Education 

Alfred G. Lunn, B. Sc. . Extension Instructor in Poultry Husbandry 

Eric N. Boland, M. Sc 

Extension Instructor in Charge of Boys' arid Girls' Pig Club Work 
Marie Sayles, B. Sc. . . . Extension Instructor in Home Economics 

Wesley H. B'ronson, B. Sc. . Extension Instructor in Farm Demonstration 
William F. Turner, B. Sc. . . Extension Instructor in Animal Husbandry 


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J. Stanley Cobb 


Ernest E. Fish 
William L. Doran 
Donald White 
Gerald E. Perry . 
Ralph L. MacNeil 
Paul Beebe . 
Arthur L. Prince 
Stuart C. Vinal . 
Carrick E. Wildon 
Irving C. Root 
George B. Ray 
Roy C. Avery 
Egerton G. Hood 
S. G. Mutkekar . 
Robert P. Armstrong 
E. G. Wood . 
Lloyd L. Stewart 

Animal Husbandry 
Entomology, Experiment Station 
Landscape Gardening 
Industrial Tests, Experiment Station 
Industrial Tests, Experiment Station 
Industrial Tests, Experiment Station 
. Pomology, Experiment Station 
. Poultry Husbandry 

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The present infirmary owes its inception to the disastrous epidemic of scarlet fever which 
made its appearance here in the winter of 1912-13. The magnitude of this situation, which neces- 
sitated the requisition of an emergency isolation hospital on Mount Pleasant, and which caused 
the death of one man and the entire disorganization of the college work for some time, seems to 
have focussed public attention on the need for some sort of establishment for caring for the health 
of the student body. Accordingly the Legislature, during the same winter, voted $15,000 for 
such a purpose. It was originally planned to construct a general hospital, which might be capable 
of handling without outside aid any such situation that could develop, but the size of the appro- 
priation rendered necessary a change in the plans. In consequence, the buildings were constructed 
with the idea of furnishing temporary isolation hospitals, and are in the nature of makeshifts until 
an appropriation for the proposed general hospital is secured. 

Construction was started in the spring of 1915, and the buildings were ready for use in the 
fall of the same year. They comprise the general ward, located in the southernmost building, 
which contains two ward rooms ot four beds each, two bathrooms, and quarters for nurses; and 
the contagious ward, in the northern building, identical in all respects save nurse's quarters. A 
kitchen is also included in both houses. 

The general administration of the enterprise is in the hands of Dr. Charles E. Marshall, 
head of the department of microbiology. The nurse in charge is Miss Florence N. Levensaler. 
Miss Levensaler is a graduate of the Boston City Hospital, and has had extensive experience in 
various parts of the country; she is excellently fitted by training and disposition for the manage- 
ment of such an institution . 

As at present administered, the avowed purpose of the infirmary is "to help maintain the 
general good health of the student body" in which it cooperates with the Physical Education De- 
partment, and "to furnish a suitable place for medical attention duringserious illness or accident". 
The students are accordingly urged to go there at any time when they may feel any necessity for 
it, and are urged as well to consult the nurse for any advice regarding their physical well-being. 

The charges at the institution are moderate, a fee of $1.00 being assessed against the student 
for each day of occupancy. For special attention or supplies or for purely personal charges the 
student is also responsible. Propositions have been put forward in the Student Forum to adopt 
a method of general taxation to defray the infirmary expenses of individual students, and it is 
expected that something of this nature will be undertaken in a reasonably short time. In the 
meantime, the infirmary as a safety measure and as a moral asset fulfills in an efficient manner a 
definite need in the Aggie social order. 


Wfyt Jfflicrotriologp puilbtng 

In the new microbiology building, a much needed addition to the equipment of the College 
was made. The building which was completed in September, 1916, at a cost of 867,500, is but 
one of three units which will eventually contain, in addition to the microbiological laboratories, 
the physics department and a lecture amphitheatre. This laboratory will permit of much more 
extensive work in the microbiology department, for up to this time, due to cramped quarters, 
no investigational work has been carried on, nor has there been room to accommodate all the 
student applicants. The equipment when complete will provide table space for 86 students. 
Special investigational laboratories will also make up part of the equipment. 

l^ije IXural engineering puilbing 

The new Rural Engineering shop in the rear of Stockbridge Hall, which was constructed 
during the last summer vacation, is a necessary adjunct of the Department of Rural Engineering, 
which has been established as such in the college for only two years. The broader purpose of 
this department is to teach the principles of all agricultural engineering, but for the present it 
undertakes more specifically, work involving the care of farm machinery and the construction of 
farm structures. The new building will be used as a laboratory for the study of farm 
machines, including power machines, and will give an opportunity for practical shop work, 
in which the repair of those machines and carpentry will be emphasized. The work, in fact, 
is divided on this basis, a line being drawn between work in wood and work in metals. These 
courses are sophomore electives; a senior course in the designing of buildings is also offered. 
The establishment of this department and its prompt equipment may be said to have a 
peculiar significance at this time. There are a large and increasing number of men coming to 
Aggie from city homes, and of those who come from the farm a surprisedly large percentage 

are inadequately trained mechani- 
cally; and it is felt that machine 
farming in this country has reached 
a degree of importance that every 
man in an agricultural college, 
whatever his major, should have the 
opportunity to acquire some famil- 
iarity with its principles. The in- 
troduction of this building into the 
college plant is of local interest, to, 
in view of the popular clamor that 
the college is becoming too classical. 
It appears from circumstances such 
as these that the work of the insti- 
tution is tending to become more, 
rather than less, technical. 


WE 1318 INft 

Agricultural Jllajorg 

Despite the all-too-prevalent belief to the contrary, M. A. C. is essentially 
an agricultural college, for far better than fifty per cent, of the students are taking 
courses that will fit them for rural vocations of some kind. Many of the graduates 
from these courses obtain positions as farm managers or return to their own farms. 
Others are connected with fertilizer companies, experiment stations, or up-to-date 
dairies, while those so fortunate as to be blessed with the "silvery tongue" become 
instructors in agricultural high schools, academies or colleges. 

The M. A. C. student has his choice of five majors under the general title of 
agriculture — agronomy, poultry, animal husbandry, general agriculture and dairy- 
ing. The atmosphere of rural husbandry hangs most heavily over Stockbridge 
Hall, the new, splendidly equipped, $225,000 agricultural building. This is truly 
a fitting place for Professor Foord to teach his progenies the science of farming. 
From his sanctum he supervises the major in agriculture, and also the destinies of 
the College Farm. 

Here, too, is located the agronomy department with its well equipped labora- 
tories fitted for the study of the many different varieties of soils found in the vicinity 
of Amherst. In these rooms it is not uncommon to see Assistant Professor Jones 
demonstrating to a group of awe-stricken classmen, the mastication process of 
distinguishing clay from sand, or to hear Mr. Cobb glibly telling a group of future 
tillers of the soil the value of seed corn selection. Professor Graham has one cor- 
ner of the building allotted to him that he may the better tell the story of his 
chickens from start to finish. Much of the laboratory work in his major, however,, 
is carried on at the large poultry plant, where poultry husbandry in all its phases 
can be studied. 

The home of the dairy department is in the Flint Laboratory. Here can be 
found all the up-to-date machinery and other equipment to be had in a modern 
dairy. Guided by the able assistance of Professor Lockwood and his staff, dairy 
students become proficient in the handling of milk from the time that it is brought 
in from the farm until it comes out as cheese and butter, or still better — ice cream. 

Still other men cast their lot with Professor McNutt and his animals. He has 
a great variety of specimens with which to work, ranging from old worn out dairy 
cows to registered prize winners, from bony old farm "plugs" to the splendid 
Percheron stallion prized by all the department . 

Men who have chosen these majors are doubly fortunate in being able to en- 
joy the use of first class equipment in their work and in having the privilege of 
studying under men of unusual ability and rare personality. 


WE 1918 1Mb 

horticultural jfflajors 

Professor Frank A. Waugh is the head of the Division of Horticulture, which 
includes four distinct majors: Floriculture, Forestry, Landscape Gardening and 
Pomology. Assistant Professor Charles H. Thompson is the man who last year 
introduced the uninitiated into the mysteries of the general subject of Horticulture, 
but under the new three-term plan, the Pomology Department now offers the 
elementary course to Freshmen. 

The Floriculture Department aims to train men for three different lines of 
work; commercial floriculture, investigation and instruction, and private garden 
work. This department is well equipped for its work. The north wing of French 
Hall is devoted entirely to Floriculture. There are, in addition, six greenhouses, 
a palm house, a conservatory for the culture of sub-tropical plants, a propagation 
house and a garden containing over five hundred varieties and species of perennials. 
This garden is the only one of its kind planted solely for teaching purposes. Pro- 
fessor Arno H. Nehrling has charge of this major. He claims that the rapid de- 
velopment of this type of work has created many more openings than there are 
competent men to fill them. 

The Department of Forestry is under the guidance of Professor William D. 
Clark. Two lines of work are recognized in the major; city forestry and the man- 
agement of forest land. This last is a work of growing importance in the country. 
There is a steady demand for trained foresters by the Federal Government, by 
the various State Governments, and by private concerns such as lumber, water, 
paper and railroad companies. Recently a large tract of land on Mt. Toby has 
been obtained. This will be used as a demonstration forest or field lahoratory 
for the training of foresters and for experimentation. 

Landscape gardeners are trained by Professor Waugh with Professor Arthur 
K. Harrison as his aid. Mathematics is a prerequisite in this major and is especially 
emphasized by this department. The fact is also emphasized, however, that 
landscape gardening is an art, not a science, and that something more than theoret- 
ical knowledge is necessary to one who is to be successful in it. 

Men majoring in Pomology work under Professor Fred A. Sears and Professor 
Walter W. Chenoweth. This department is located in Wilder Hall but the labora- 
tories are the orchards on the college land. In these orchards, the men get practical 
experience in spraying, pruning and renovating. A modem and thoroughly 
equipped cold-storage plant greatly facilitates the work of the department. 

Horticultural subjects are fascinating and the work, especially in the fall 
and spring, is of a pleasant nature, but they cannot be recommended to any one 
troubled with weak knees, since the taking of notes for' two hours at a time in a 
standing position is not conducive to comfort. Gastronomically speaking, pomol- 
ogy is the only course on the campus, but every major has its advantages. 



humanitarian Jflajorg 

It is in the Division of the Humanities that we find ourselves drawn from the 
plain prosaic atmosphere of practical farming to the realm of literature and lan- 
guages. Here we meet the men and women who have to cope with our struggle 
against culture and our aversion to "polish". 

Miss Goessmann made a noble beginning in our cultural training during our 
Sophomore year. Charming our ears with most interesting stories of high society 
and travel abroad, interestingly woven into skilled interpretation of English au- 
thors, she makes her courses so attractive that, as Juniors and Seniors, we return 
again to absorb her view,s on "The Literature of Rural Life". 

Neither will Dean Lewis' dreamy rendering of poetry be soon forgotten, nor 
the laugh which the drooping eye called forth. His aids in teaching us the higher 
forms of enjoyment and education are Professor Walter E. Prince, Assistant Pro- 
fessor Charles Patterson, Mr. Frank P. Rand, Mr. Philip Payne and Associate 
Professor Robert W. Neal. 

The last mentioned is the college authority on short story writing, being the 
author of a text-book on the subject. Moreover, he is the adviser and head of the 
Major in Rural Journalism, the only real Major in the Humanities. On the fourth 
floor of Stockbridge Hall there is a veritable editors' den, where those majoring 
in the subject may be seen half buried in papers and clippings and busy with pen 
and pencils vainly endeavoring to apply "the journalistic principles of getting 
and suitably presenting material adapted to the non-urban reader". 

A few upper classmen brave the wilds of public speaking but mere prefer to 
journey to the foreign parts where Professor MacKimmie teaches French, but more 
"Life" than French. Indeed, most Aggie students do not feel that they are edu- 
cated unless they have had at least one course under him. Professor Harmount 
is more scientific in his method of teaching French and illustrates well the necessity 
of study. 

Perhaps Professor Ashley appeals more directly to our aesthetic sense, if we 
are guilty of such a thing, through his one hour a week music course. No one 
taking the course fails to enjoy the hour at the Faculty Club, where the victrola 
and piano are called into use. Professor Ashley is also head of the German De- 
partment with Mr. Julian as Aide-de-Camp. 

But we cannot forget, with Professor Sprague's piercing eye fixed upon us, 
that an interesting course in economics and sociology is carried on under his super- 
vision. Miss Lorian P. Jefferson supplements his work by giving several ccurses 
in History and Government, particularly the history of New England. 

It is plain, then, that the work of injecting culture and an appreciation of things 
aesthetic into the minds of Aggie students is in the hands of a staff of teachers 
whose worth and abilities are in proportion to the magnitude of the task. 


WE 1918 m 

Jflajors m Hural Social Science 

Exactly what caused the unusual influx into Aggie Economics has not yet been discovered 
by the statisticians; but whether it was a natural even-class reaction from the ultra-domestic 
tendencies of '17 or whether it was the logical result of the graceful soaring of the Hash House 
rates, the new major has attracted probably more men from 191S than any other. 

There is a peculiar fitness, to speak seriously for a time, in this reflection in M. A. C. of the 
changing popular sentiment toward agriculture. It is as though the college were a huge barome- 
ter, detected in the process of rising, in accordance with progressive popular thought, from the 
production aspect, which has ceased to be the immediately pressing issue, to that aspect which 
brings the farmer more and more into social and economic relationship with his neighbor and the 

The scope of activity of a man trained in economics in the rural community is broad in this 
day and generation. To such votaries of Land, Labor and Capital as will offer up on the altars 
of those divinities a sufficient quantity of midnight oil and writer's cramp, they graciously promise 
anything from a sound and useful comprehension of the whole subject of farm relations to a lucra- 
tive job in the IT. S. D. A. Office of Markets, a la Read '14'. 

O ye shades of those wonderful spring afternoons and balmy nights spent in unholv wander- 
ings through the maze of cotton, corn, pigs and other unhallowed denizens of our librariette, 
smile benignly on our more daring brethren! 

Perhaps of all our majors, none links us more with the actual farming community than that 
which trains men and women to carry the college to the people. The significant note in the ad- 
ministration of the Department of Agricultural Education at present, is the proposed reconstruc- 
tion of courses, which aims "so to change the relation to the college of the courses in method that 
the students preparing to teach agriculture may serve two terms as apprentice teachers under the 
direction of an experienced teacher of agriculture" ; also to introduce "courses suitable for persons 
preparing to take up garden supervision, home economics and canning among boys and girls"; 
a program of the usefulness and general commendability of which there can be little doubt. 

The most familiar aspect of this department from the student point of view is the well-known 
vista down carefully laid out rows of school gardens, flanked by sundry mysterious ropes, stakes, 
hoes and other warlike instruments struggling with sturdyyoungsters of indeterminate nationality ; 
and terminated by the broad back of Prof. Hart himself, as he helps some future farming expert 
with his present problem in applied agronomy. 

The work is interesting, because significant. To the 1918 recruits we can do no better than 
to commend for consideration Prexy's watchword: "Agriculture — from the soil to the soul." 

For more than forty years farmers' organizations and farmers' clubs have constantly called 
attention to the importance of the social problems of farm and community life in the maintenance 
and further development of rural citizenship. 

M. A. C. was the first agricultural college in the United States to offer a course in response to 
this demand; it was the first to establish a department for teaching and research in social prob- 
lems; it was the first to undertake, through the extension department, the problem of community 

In 1905, a course of lectures, without credit, on the "Rural Community" was offered by 
President Butterfield to the Senior Class. A large number of men took the course. The next 
year regular elective courses were offered by the President. Professor E. K. Eyerley was ap- 
pointed head of the department in 1900, a position he held for five years. In 1915, Professor 
John Phelan was appointed head of the department. Mr. J. F. Xovitski comes to the depart- 
ment this year as assistant. 

That rural sociology is now taught in many of the leading universities, agricultural colleges, 
normal schools and high schools is evidence of the fact that it met a keenly felt need. Though 
the demand for teachers of this subject is now, and for several years to come will lie, far in excess 
of the supply, yet the largest service of the Rural Sociology department will be that of training 
capable young men and women who go from the college to the farms of Xew England to study 
systematically the social conditions and needs of their communities in order that they may take 
their part as intelligent and thoughtful citizens and bring to their communities the spirit of fellow- 
ship, progress, and labor for the common good for which our college stands. 



WE 1918 m 

Scientific jHajor£ 

If you are inclined to wander about that work of art known as the "chem" building, you 
may find in one place a calm man with pointed beard with fingers stuck in his coat pockets; in 
another you may hear a voice like that of a huge steer in its native Texas; and, seeking, may 
find a man, never stopping to take breath, but lecturing straight ahead, with one eye watching 
lest the unwary slumber and with the other lest a test tube boil over. Farther on you may find 
a sage chasing a piece of chalk all over a black wall, but never catching it; the wall looks like 
the result of an explosion in a tvpe foundry, with the addition of a few minor bursts like Ccoo- 

"And what," we asked, after making all these, observations, "aside from the asphyxiation 
of sundry students per annum, is the end of all this paraphernalia?" "Ah", grinned the genius 
of chemistry from the battlefield on the wall, "knowest thou not, young man, that some of the 
greatest aids to the farmer of the future will be worked out by the present victims of these noxious 

After the necessary circumnavigation of the pond, we inquired of the head of the "Ent" 
department for particulars concerning the subject. Quoth he: "Entomology is that branch of 
zoology which treats of insects. All species of insects, from the smallest to the largest, are con- 
sidered; their anatomy, economic importance and methods of control being the principal topics 

"Just why should you, need to study their anatomy?" we inquired. 

"Well," came the reply, "it might be interesting sometimes to know whether an insect was 
biting or stinging, if only to determine the best means of feeding them." 

"And what good are insects?" I said. 

"Why, some of them feed upon other insects, which saves us the trouble of preparing meals 
for them. But come to my office to-morrow and I will procure a few students to demonstrate 
these points." We were satisfied. 

"Microbiology", said the Grand Mogul, in answer to our question, "sometimes called bac- 
teriology or mycology, is a scientific study of such minute forms as Schizosaccharomycetes." 

"One minute", said I, "I fail to comprehend the meaning of your terms." 

"Well", he said, "they should have sent around a man who knows the subject, but I shall 
do my best. You have heard of tetanus, poliomyeletis, spinal meningitis?" 

"Who?" I queried. 

"Pardon me. I am used to dealing with intelligent gentlemen." I subside. "Minute 
bacteria and other microorganisms are prevalent everywhere in nature. Microbiology, which 
deals with them, is thereby concerned in the canning and spoiling of fruit and vegetables, molding 
of bread, rotting of potatoes, souring of milk, and practically all the diseases of plant, animal and 
man. The subject is a branch of science still in its infancy in many ways, for there are what 
are called invisible organisms which cause infantile paralysis, rabies and other diseases of which 
little is definitely known. It is a branch of pure science, but is of tremendous practical impor- 
tance. There is a great deal yet to discover and every discovery is a great help to mankind. 
Have you followed me?" 

And now at length, we glanced back to last spring, when we overworked the microscope 
three times a week and pursued the modest violet, born to blush unseen, a large part of the re- 
mainder of said week, and took account of ourselves. It seemed as though, softened by the haze 
of even that small distance, we could begin to grasp the outlines of the science of Botany and 
their relations to agriculture and agricultural economy. So we proceeded forthwith to the quiet 
gentleman who presides over Clark Hall. 

"Yes", he admitted, "Your required course is designed to form a general backgroimd for 
the science. Now for such of you as continue with the work, there will be courses in Pathology, 
Morphology and Physiology with numerous scattering seminars. Of course, I need not impress 
upon you the economic significance " 

He spoke truly; Already our typewriter had begun to click. We had been sufficiently 
bescienced for one day . 


THE 1918 INft 

{Efje College Jfarm 

Go back with me to the day when our college 
was but a dream — the dream of far-sighted seers who 
saw down the shining vista of the years agriculture as a 
science and occupying an exalted place among the pro- 
fessions. Gradually the dream began to materialize, 
until, as it were, fine farms emerged from out of the 
mists of the valley, offering the first possibilities of 
realization of the vision. But what a problem they 
offered — 

"Each farm was surrounded and divided by its 
own fences, supplied with its own roads, lanes, and 
Prof. Foobd buildings, all of which were nearly worthless and re- 

quired removal before the land could be brought into shape for being conducted under one 
management. The entire estate was intersected in every direction by miles of Virginia fences har- 
boring unsightly and unprofitable hedges of several years growth, clumps of alders and worth- 
less orchards of scraggy, unproductive, seedling apple trees. Much of the land had been so de- 
pleted by constant and improvident cultivation as to have become comparatively sterile; al- 
though our inheritance of desolation brought forth bountiful crops of white daisies, yellow docks 
and wild turnip." 

To this, in 1865, seventy-three more acres of land in a 
similar condition were added. The time for dreaming had 
gone and the time for action had come. So carefully and 
competently was this problem solved, that by 1881 we find 
the college year book speaking of the college farm and campus 
as "a well-tilled, comparatively productive and wonderfully 
beautiful estate, without hedge, fence, ditch or gully; laid out 
in smooth fields; intersected by well-kept and shaded drives, 
paths and pleasure grounds; ornamented with trees, flowers 
and fountains; supplied with new and appropriate buildings". 
At this time "the college farm itself included two hun- 
dred and fifty acres, one-half of which was in fine tillage and 
mowing land, and the remainder about equally divided into 
pasturage and woodland. A large model barn with drained 
cellar, stack and hay floors, each accessible to loaded wagons, 
with one wing for sheep, swine, breeding animals, steaming 
apparatus and windmill; and another for vehicles and tools; 
a large corn barn; a house for machinery, tools and farm 
office; a sugar house, containing grinding mill and evapora- 
tors; a dairy house and foreman's building made up the 
building equipment of the farm." 

Gradually, since that time, new land has been bought, 
bringing the total acreage up to six hundred, but the land 
has been redistributed among the various departments until 
the final amount settled as farm land is two hundred and 
thirty acres. Meanwhile the farm buildings have been 
changed in character, number and value. At present, they 
include a. horse stable near the Farm Superintendent's house; 
a model dairy barn with a large capacity square silo; a 
young stock barn with the open pen system for some of the 
young stock, one wing for the college hulls and a round silo; 
a piggery, a sheep shed; various types of henhouses; anil 
a small house for the help, principally Hie milkers. 



f ME 1318 1Kb 

During the same period of time, the college herd 
has been built up and improved by careful home breed- 
ing. At present it includes sixty-four cows representing 
four breeds — Holstein, Jersey, Guernsey and Ayrshire. 
The Holstein and Guernsey bulls are better animals 
than the Jersey and the Ayrshire, but the college will 
probably soon dispose of the old Ayrshire in favor of a 
younger bull that they have just obtained. It is to be 
regretted that the Jersey cannot be replaced now. 
But we pride ourselves on the fact that the sire of the 
Holstein known as Woodcrest Gordon Fayne is a half- 
brother to the sire of Findeine Holingen Fayne, who made 1116 pounds of fat — the world's cow 
record. Following are some noteworthy records from our barn of several individuals, showing 
first the number of pounds of milk produced, and second the number of pounds of butter fat. 

Milk Fat 

Holstein— Concordia Pietertje 21,921.4 lbs. 690.55 lbs. 

Holstein— Concord Maid 18,203.5 " 624.65 " 

Holstein— Beth Blossom 2nd. 19,129.2 " 683.4 " 

Jersey— Chrysalids Golden King's Lass 5,798.8 " 333.95 " 

Jersey— Nantaska 4th. 8,748.6 " 469.65 " 

Ayrshire— Chevleryin's Beauty 3d. 6,242.5 " 261.83 " 

All these records are far in advance of the individual requirements for advance registry. 
From seven hundred to seven hundred and fifty quarts of mdk a day are produced on the 
farm. Most of this goes to the college certified milk plant — connected with the dairy barn. 
There it is prepared for shipment to Boston and the 
surplus goes to that original home of dietetics, the 
college dining hall. All milking is done by hand at 
the poetic hours of 1 A. M. and 1 P.M., in order to 
make train connections. All feed is carefully weighed 
and measured and the record of each individual cow is 
kept. The certified milk is the only farm product of 
real commercial value. 

But "pigs is pigs" so they are kept on the further 
edge of the fields where the proper perspective lends 
enchantment. There are three different breeds repre- 
sented and housing to suit, as the small pen, piggery 
and open lot or green crop systems are .all utilized. 
They are quite set apart, for their nearest neighbors are 
flocks of sheep of two different breeds who have the 
freedom of three comparatively large lots and a common 
fold at night. 

In the other direction, we find the poultry plant where from one day's end to the other the 
old hens cluck and gossip 1 , the young cocks strut about in their self-satisfied way, and the chickens 
fight regardless of civilization. The little Rhode Island Red who made a record of two hundred 
and seventy eggs in a year, told us confident'ally that she didn't know what hens were coming to 
with all this fuss nowadays. She said that her ancestors had no house at night, but slept in the 
trees, laid only enough eggs to rear a flock of chicks, then quit. But now, one laid and laid and 
laid until one could lay no more. Then too, she didn't know whether her mother was an incu- 
bator, an improved incubator, a hen or a goose. Neither did she approve of the jealousy which 
all the different and modernized houses created among the twenty-five breeds of poultry. Pro- 
fessor Graham was her chief antipathy, as she couldn't understand why he was always haranging 

about types and breeds, housing, range system, feed- 
ing, egg and meat production, incubating, brooding, 
caponizing, crating, killing, shipping to Boston mar- 
f^-i^* I kets and worst of all being sent to the college dining hall 

/f H I'll T I r/ii'' ~ '■ tor student consumption. 

' ' Leaving such petty and flighty individuals as 

these chickens, we go to the college stable, which af- 
fords a splendid specimen of horse flesh — an imported 
Percheron stallion whose pedigree is well worth study. 
Ker David is the sire of many of the younger horses on 
the farm, the most promising offsprings being two colts 
of about five months whose dams are farm draft horses. 


THE 1318 IN* 


Besides these, a three year old Morgan, now being 
broken for horseback riding, a French Coach horse 
"Jennie" and her offspring furnish interesting material 
for the study of light horses. In addition, the stable is 
full of good draft horses ranging from 1,400 to 1,600 
pounds in weight. Indeed, they are so good that it is 
not much of a condescension on John Green's part to 
drive with them after driving his seven passenger 

The one man who keeps personally in touch with 
the farm life every day in the year is Mr. Barber, the 
Farm Superintendent. Though apparently quiet and 
reticent, he knows how to get the work done. Orders 
come from the throne room in Stockbridge Hall where 
Professor Foord, as farm manager, listens to suggestions from six department heads as to the 
improvement of soil conditions, crop rotations, feeding, breeding, marketing and so on. From 
these he culls the best, making special arrangements for demonstration and experimental work to 
be carried on on the farm for the benefit of students taking Agriculture, Dairying, Agronomy, 
Animal Husbandry, Rural Engineering, and Poultry. This last arrangement is the thing which 
keeps the farm from being an entirely successful Dusiness proposition; for who can make money 
out of crops and live stock that they start simply to show the ignorant that they will not grow 
here or under certain adverse conditions? In spite of some adverse criticism, the college farm is 
an extremely successfukinstitution when we come to take into consideration the dual role it 
plays of financier and instructor. 

So, at last, we have the -dream come true — we have agriculture put on a scientific basis and 
taught as a profession. Before us every day lie the problems of rural life and labor. Let us 
make the most of our opportunities until we can visualize an ideal college farm; on which vision 
some future generation will found an agricultural Utopia. 



WE 1918 im 

OTtlltam ft. Potofeer, 71 

Mr. Bowker was of the type of men that have 
made this institution and other great enterprises a 

Imagine, if you will, the enthusiasm, faith and un- 
daunted courage that it must have taken to enable the 
pioneers of '71 to stick to a new and poorly equipped 
college; the discouragements and setbacks this "Old 
Guard" must have encountered. As one of these fear- 
less souls Mr. Bowker has endeared himself to us to 
such an extent that we all feel, with President Butter- 
field, that in his death we have lost a staunch friend 
and supporter. 

For thirty-one years he was a trustee of our college, 
serving well and faithfully. In this capacity he was 
one of President Butterfield's most far-sighted and 
keenest advisers, for he was a wide reader of stimulating 
literature and a shrewd judge of men. Thus he was 
well fitted to keep in close touch with the workings of 
the college, and to express his approval or disapproval 
of its affairs, his criticism generally proving construc- 
tive. By way of illustration of his enthusiastic in- 
terest in the welfare of M. A. C, Doctor Lindsey likes 
to relate the following anecdote: 

At one time Mr. Bowker had invited one of the 
professors at the Agricultural College to go out to 
lunch with him to talk over some matters of mutual 
interest. Professor X. went into his office about one 
o'clock, and instead of being greeted in a cordial manner, as he had expected, Mr. Bowker began 
at once to upbraid him because of a certain publication which had been issued by the college which 
did not meet with his approval. Professor X. listened quietly and made occasional remarks 
until he became rather out of patience, and, rising, said to Mr. Bowker, "Now, Mr. Bowker, I 
do not know anything about this publication, was in no way responsible for it, and I do not see 
why I should be so severely censored. If I remember rightly, you invited me to go to lunch 
with you, and I came in for that purpose." Mr. Bowker stopped suddenly, rose from his chair, 
smiled, and said "Professor X., you are right; let's go to dinner". 

Mr. Bowker appreciated a man with courage to combat him in argument, especially "one 
who fights in the open", to use his own expression. This phase of his character may easily be 
associated with his liking for strong-minded men of President Eliot's type, although he also loved 
the simple country folk, for he was by nature a friend to all. 

Having considered Mr. Bowker as a trustee, let us now look at him as a business man. It 
has been said that in all his commercial connections he was a most creditable representative of 
the upright business man. The vigor with which he carried himself even to the last, his erect, 
alert figure, frank forehead, and bright eyes in which lurked a merry twinkle, all bespoke a man to 
be trusted. In this respect we can pay him no greater tribute than has Frank E. Miller, who was 
closely associated with him in the Bowker Fertilizer Company. 

"He was first, last, and always a man's man — a man with a thick shock of iron-gray hair, 
with clear, wide-open, kindly eyes, with broad shoulders and broader views', a man who knew 
what it was to work with his two hands and who stood squarely and solidly on his two proper feet". 
Last, but not least, Mr. Bowker was a farmer. He made "Farmer" a proud and noble 
title; all his business was transacted in the interest of farmers, and for a while he himself was a 

As a friend he was beloved by those who knew him. How fitting it seems that he should have 
passed away at the close of the season which he held dearest — the Christmas season of love and joy. 
To close this tribute it seems appropriate to recall a few lines loved and often quoted by him : 
"Give fools their gold and knaves their power, 
Let Fortune's bubble rise and fall, 
Who sows a field or trains a flower, 
Or plants a tree, is more than all. 
For he who blesses man is blest, 
And God and man shall own his worth 
Who toils to leave as his bequest 
An added beauty to the earth." 


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Herbert Jlpricfe, '82 

A story of the rise of an individual from 
among the ranks of his fellows to a position of 
honor and power fascinates and charms the 
average reader. Aggie men, young and old, 
cannot but be inspired by the following biog- 
raphy of Herbert Myrick '82 of Springfield, a 
fellow student and alumnus who not only has 
gained individual success of the highest order 
but has, by unswerving devotion to the wel- 
fare of all, left his mark upon community and 
nation alike. 

Herbert Myrick was the son of a minister 
and received that inspiration and guidance that 
can only come from God-fearing parents. 
The old New England principle that a boy 
should be trained in the way he should go, was 
not waived in the case of Herbert Myrick. 
His mother taught him to do all kinds of 
housework, and under the tutelage of his 
father he was initiated into the mysteries of 
horticulture through the medium of hard labor 
at hoeing and weeding. One of the first green- 
houses in the vicinity of Castine, Maine, was owned by his father. At the early 
age of twelve and a half Herbert Myrick was placed in full charge of the 

In another year he accompanied his father to the West, where in four years he 
lived through experiences rarely crowded into a forty 3'ear period of most men's 
lives. His experiences ranged from herding sheep and punching cattle to ordinary 
farming. He helped to construct the first irrigation ditch in Colorado. Fighting 
Indians kept life from becoming too dull. During these four years from 1873 to 
1877, he became in addition to his other activities a printer's devil, local editor and 
finally publisher. In 1877, Mr. Myrick returned home and managed his father's 
farm at Concord where he made the rocks pay. 

In the fall of '78 he entered M. A. C, his financial resources being limited to 
$50 which he had saved from his Western trip. It would be well for all Aggie men 
to compare their undergraduate activities with the strenuous schedule followed 
by this man. In his Freshman year, he tended the plant house furnaces, emptied 
slops in North College, milked cows, and worked on the farm at 8c per hour. Later, 
he set type in the evenings for the Amherst Transcript. At the same time he began 
to write for the New England Homestead, furnishing the paper with news of the 
college, Amherst, Leverett, Shutesbury and Hadley. In addition to this general 
news, he would supply every week a column article of a technical nature as well as 
numerous short paragraphs. For this work he received one dollar a month and a 
free copy of the paper. 

Canvassing for new subscribers for the New England Homestead began to 
occupy Mr. Myrick's attention while yet a student. When he took up this line of 
work there were four subscribers to the paper in four townships. Before he gradu- 


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ated from college he had increased the number to 1000, most of whom are now 

While Mr. Myrick entered college with but $50, he succeeded in paying all his 
own expenses, contributed $700 to the support of his parental home, and at gradua- 
tion had $147.50 in the bank. Perhaps there was some justification in the state- 
ment of a classmate that "Boots" Myrick could make a living if placed on a rocky - 
island in the middle of the Pacific. 

An outline of Mr. Myrick's activities during a typical week of his Senior year 
serves to illustrate his wonderful store of energy and stick-to-it-iveness. On Wed- 
nesday he would leave Amherst for Springfield on an early train; work for the 
New England Homestead till 11 o'clock at night; repeat on Thursday; work on 
Friday until 8 o'clock and return to Amherst. Saturday morning was occupied by 
recitations. Saturday noon he would start out to canvass the nearby farmers for 
subscriptions to his paper, which would occupy his time till midnight. Sunday 
mornings, Monday and Tuesday were devoted to study and recitations. 

Upon graduation from M. A. C, Mr. Myrick became the Agricultural Editor 
of the New England Homestead as well as Agricultural Editor of Farm and Home. 
These magazines were both published by the Phelps Publishing Co., of which Mr. 
Myrick became President and Editor in 1890, and controlling owner in 1899. His 
present position as President and Editor of the Orange Judd Co. was assumed in 

In addition to his journalistic activities Mr. Myrick has been the leader in the 
organization of various enterprises for promoting agricultural interests, such or- 
ganizations as the New England and American Tobacco Growers' Association, New 
England and New York Milk Producers' Unions, American Maize Propaganda, and 
the League of Domestic Producers in 1901 and '03, bearing the stamp of his per- 

Mr. Myrick is a thorough student of American agricultural conditions, particu- 
larly those of the Northwest. He plans to visit every state at least once a year. 
He has an unbounded faith in America and in American ideals. He is profoundly 

In August 1916, Mr. Myrick Took a Swing Around the Circle Making Innumerable 
Speeches on the New Federal Loan System 


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interested in education, art, sciences, literature, history and development of natural 
resources and individual character. - Among his hobbies is the collection of original 
data about pioneer days, Indian warfare and early history in the Northwest. 

At present Mr. Myrick is President, Editor, Manager and Director of the 
Phelps Publishing Co., the Orange Judd Co., the Good Housekeeping Co., and 
President of the Educational Press and Patriot Publishing Companies. 

Mr. Myrick has been called "the Father" of the Rural Credits Bill signed by 
President Wilson on July 17th, 1916. It was in large part due to his tireless efforts 
that this bill became a reality. His interest in the bill prompted him to conduct 
a nation-wide campaign of education on the rural credits. After the signing of 
the bill, Mr. Myrick visited almost every state, speaking daily to large and en- 
thusiastic crowds in explanation of the Rural Credits Bill. 

In his own words, Mr. Myrick's success has been due in large part to his will- 
ingness "to work and work hard". Undergraduates who would grumble at the 
present day burdens of the curriculum as well as alumni who have not yet "arrived" 
may do well to look closely at the record of this son of Aggie of a former generation. 
It brings home the truth spoken by the sages of all times that the great difference 
between men, between the feeble and the powerful, the great and the insignificant, 
is energy and invincible determination. 

A. Herbert Myrick — Father of the Rural Credits Bill. Me. Myrick is Now in 
Possession ofthe Pen With Which President Wilson Signed the Bill 


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»intf)rop Cltetoortf) g>tone, '82 

Winthrop Ellsworth Stone, '82, was born in the New Hampshire hill town of Chesterfield in 
1882. As an Amherst High School lad of sixteen, he responded to the call which assembled the 
famous class of '82 at M. A. C. A "town" boy, he escaped entanglement in many of the escapades 
which marked the days of the old "south dormitory". Under the system of class work then in 
vogue he "did his bit" in grubbing up the stumps in the west meadows of the college farm. Mili- 
tary drill was his "bete noir" which probably accounts for his rising to no higher rank than that 
of high private in the entire four years, but as a scout and strategist his ability was acknowledged. 
Grateful tribute he always pays to the galaxy of great men who were members of the faculty at 
that time, Clark, Stockbridge, Chadbourne, Goodell, Goessmann and Maynard. In lieu of 
athletics he found healthful exercise on the home farm in Mill Valley and in the daily walk to and 
from college. By senior year he began to come to the front, was president of his class and chairman 
of the committee which planted the row of elms along the west side of the county road; and at 
graduation scooped all the prizes in sight, viz., the Hills botanical prize, the Grinnell Prize, and 
the prize for the best military essay; delivered an oration on Arctic Exploration; and at the class 
banquet uttered a class prophecy more sensational than accurate, in the light of subsequent 

Having a scientific bent of mind, he took employment at Houghton Farm, near Newburgh, 
N. Y., a kind ot private experiment station, where he was for two years scientific assistant to D. P. 
Penhallow (M. A. C. 1873), followed by two years' service as assistant chemist in the Experiment 
Station at Amherst under Dr. Goessmann. Gradually the longing for foreign study took form 
and in the summer of 18S6 he set forth for Germany and for two years enjoyed, as he describes 
it, the pleasantest period of his life under Tollens, Meyer, Berthold and other leaders in the Uni- 
versity at Goettingen, whence he emerged in 1888 with his degree of Doctor of Philosophy and 
a position as chemist to the Experiment Station in connection with the University ot Tennessee. 
One year later he was called to the chair of chemistry at Purdue University, which has been the 
scene of his labors for the past twenty-seven years. From 1S92 to 1900 he was not only Professor 
of Chemistry but Vice-President of the University. In 1900, being elected to the presidency, 
his active career as a chemist ceased. In eleven j'ears he had published over seventy scientific 
papers, mostly on the subject of carbohydrates. His researches have been widely cited and 
become permanent contributions to this important field. He has often expressed regret at the 
fate which called him from the laboratory to the duties of an executive. 

Purdue University under his guidance has taken first rank among the land grant colleges 
and technical institutions of the country for the integrity and thoroughness of its work. He 
has taken an active part in the Association of Agricultural Colleges and Experiment Stations, as 
member of the executive committee, chairman of various other committees and as President in 
1912. He is an active member of the Indiana State Board of Education; of the governing board 
of the Indiana Legislative Reference Bureau; past president of the Indiana State Teachers' 
Association; of the Indiana College Association; formerly a Fellow of the American Association 
for the Advancement of Science; Fellow of the Indiana Academy of Science; Charter member 
of the Purdue Chapter of Sigma Xi; a writer and speaker on education. In 1907 he received 
the honorary degree of LL.D. in connection with the celebration of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the 
Michigan Agricultural College. 

He is a loyal son of M. A. C, maintaining a keen interest in its welfare, and a staunch sup- 
porter of President Butterfield. As a member of the Western Association of M. A. C. Alumni, 
he is a contributor to the annual prize awarded to the student making the most marked progress. 

Dr. Stone is a keen lover of nature and of all outdoor recreation. In recent years he has 
achieved a reputation in mountaineering circles for his climbs and explorations in the Canadian 
Rockies and Selkirks, and his publications in Alpine journals. He is an active member of the 
Canadian and American Alpine Clubs, of the Appalachian Mountain Club, and The Mazamas. 


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Satwaji Gundoji Mutkekar was 
born March 22, 1886, in Belgaum, In- 
dia. The first school that he attended 
was the London Mission Marathi 
School in his native city. Beginning 
school at the age of eight, he proved so 
efficient in his studies that he received 
the Middle School Scholarship, which 
amounted to one dollar a month. He 
completed his course here at the age 
of twelve years. He next attended 
the Sirdars High School after working 
two years in a store. There he studied 
for seven years and passed the matricu- 
lation examination, after which he 
served in the military department. 
Two years were then spent at the 
Rajaram College, Kolhapur, where he 
successfully passed the previous ex- 
amination for college. Next he work- 
ed for one year and received a scholar- 
ship from the Prince of the State of six 
dollars a month, after which he joined 
Poona Agricultural College in Poona 
for the purpose of taking their four 
year course. This college honored 
him with the degree of B. Agr. 

For the next four years, Mr. Mut- 
kekar worked in the Bombay Govern- 
ment Agricultural Department as Superintendent of dry farming experiments under 
Mr. Knight, a graduate of M. A. C. and a professor in the Poona Agricultural Col- 
lege. Mr. Knight became convinced of Mutkekar's ability and requested the 
Bombay government to send him to America for further studies in agriculture. 
The government approved of the plan and granted him two years' leave of absence 
and signed an allowance of ten dollars a month for his family. Mr. Mutkekar ar- 
rived at M. A. C. in June 1914 and worked for four months on a farm, thus getting 
practical experience. In October of the same year, he entered M. A. C. as a 
graduate student. 

Ever since his entrance to M. A. C, Mr. Mutkekar has supported himself by 
his own labor, as he has had no one on whom he could depend for financial assistance. 
To all those with whom he has come in contact he has shown himself an ardent 
worker and on the whole a man whom M. A. C. can point out with pride as one of 
her graduates. Mr. Mutkekar has now completed all his work for the Master of 
Science degree with the exception of his thesis. He has recently been awarded a 
fellowship in the department of Microbiology and has obtained an extension of his 
two years' leave of absence in order to study for the Doctor's degree. 


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proofed Jfarm Jfyow&t 

The burning of the Brooks farm house on Saturday, December 11, 1915, brought to a close 
the history of one of ''Aggie's" most famous student lodging places. 

The house was a part of the old Cowles estate which formerly included land on both sides 
of the road and ran back to the river on the west side. The college has acquired parts of the es- 
tate and private parties have bought up the rest. A large part of the land on which are located 
the experiment station plots on the east side of the road was once part of the estate. In 1907, 
the farm-house and other buildings came into the hands of Dr. Brooks, Director of the Experiment 
Station. All the buildings except the house, which was still kept as a lodging place for "Aggie's" 
sons, were removed. The house was closed during the spring of 1915, but was opened in the fall 
of 1915, being leased to Mrs. Minnie MacLagen, who was living there at the time of the fire. 

Many tales are told of the life at Brooks Farm. Before the advent of steam, the stove w:\s 
the only source of warmth in the rooms. When it was necessary to empty the ashes, the stove 
was carried to the window and its contents dumped on the lawn below. If there was no available 
help to move it, the desk drawers were found to be handy receptacles. 

The various landlords of the Farm have had a good deal to stand from the students. A 
story is told that Mr. Noah Pease, M. A. C. 1915, who rented Brooks Farm for sub-rental, was 
surprised one night when he was about to retire, to find that his cot bed had disappeared. A 
diligent search revealed the spring in the attic, the head and foot in the potato bin, and the minor 
parts all over the hosue. When the bed was assembled. Pease was unable to sleep until West- 
man, Stjernlof, Kilbon and Walkden had tired themselves out singing "Annie Laurie". 

Pease' successor was A. James Hicks, Jr. The 1918 lodgers had so little consideration for 
him that they were eventually denied the privileges of residing under the same roof with him. 
This group departing under protest were the last students to occupy the house for, soon after, 
during an informal, all gathered around to see the house disappear in a spectacular blaze. 

Some of "Aggie's" best men have spent a year or two or at least a few nights at Brooks Farm 
just to get a taste of the "roughhouse" for which it was noted. 




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Alumni Jfielb 

Late on the cool, clear, autumn afternoon of Oct. 9, 191.5, a happy crowd of "informal" 
girls and Aggie men filed out through the gates of Alumni Field after witnessing the first inter- 
collegiate contest on the new ground. Playing cleanly and forcefully, one of M. A. C.'s greatest 
elevens had dedicated the new field with a 26-0 triumph over the hard playing Colby team. The 
dreams of twenty years of Aggie men had been realized. 

When Professor Hicks came to the college five years ago, plans were under way for a new 
field, and had been for years. Difficulties in procuring land, and the lack of someone to "boost" 
the project, were accountable for the continual delay. The athletic board then controlling ath- 
letics had no recognition from the trustees by which it might do business. In June, 1913, the 
trustees incorporated the Joint Committee on Inter-collegiate Athletics, and accepted plans for 
the control of athletics and for the construction of the field. The original plan was to change 
the course of Lincoln Avenue, but because this would necessitate great expense, and because the 
land did not belong to the college, the site was given up. Professor Hicks found that the chief 
objection at the different colleges was that their fields were too far from student activities to be 
easily accessible. With this in mind, the trustees at their meeting on June 17, 1913, set aside for 
the field the section of land now occupied by it. 

The next step was to raise funds with which to build the field. This campaign was set off 
by an enthusiastic mass meeting by the student body, Dec. 3, 1913, at wdiich §2,500 was pledged. 
A canvass of the alumni followed. April 10, 1913, the work of draining the field commenced 
with student labor, and was successfully completed under plans made by Professor Haskell at a 
cost of but $100, by reason of the fine work of the students, and despite the pessimistic warnings 
that the field was full of spring holes and could not be drained. In June 1914 the contract to 
grade the field was made with G. S. Dickinson of Amherst, and by the following September the 
work was completed. During the summer of 1915 the field was fenced on three sides. However, 
the field cannot be considered finished until the fence, the 220 yard straightaway, and the quarter- 
mile cinder track are completed, and until the tennis courts and the grand stand are built. 

Recently a section of land of seven acres on the south end of the field has been acquired in 
in connection with the Recreation Field plan, and blue prints for its utilization have been drawn 
up by Professor Hicks. These call for the moving of the quarter-mile track farther south so that 
it will not conflict with the baseball field, for a concrete walled hockey rink which will be filled 
and emptied by gates opening into the brook, for two football and two baseball fields, and for a 
section to be devoted to minor sports. 

Up to the present time $11,00 has been paid into the field, besides $200 which the Class of 
1916 set aside at graduation for the purpose of planting a hedge on the north and west sides of 
the field, and over $2,000 which the directors of the original athletic field committee are holding 
and adding to by soliciting from the older classes as a fund for the building of a grand stand. 

Alumni Field, an investment of $12,500, has put athletics at M. A. C. on a truly collegiate 
basis-. It has been made possible by the unselfish giving of both labor and money by the under- 
graduates and alumni, and by the leadership of Professor Hicks, who believed in making a venture, 
and whose phrase of success is, "If you have a dollar, — spend it!" Alumni Field stands as a 
monument to his integrity, resourcefulness, and service. 


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Alumni Coacfjes; of Jf oottmll 

George Beabp iHcItcan '15 

The search for an alumnus who could carry and sustain 
the enviable reputation of Aggie football established by 
Doctor Brides was difficult because of its thoroughness but 
comparatively simple because of the ease with which 
George filled all the qualifications. A four years' prep 
school experience; a brilliant collegiate football career, the 
details of which are still fresh in the minds of Aggie men; 
a close and intensive study of the game, and a sustained 
interest in Aggie football, made Giggie the logical choice for 
Head Field Coach. We are justified in having no little 
pride in the fact that Aggie football history has progressed 
to the stage where the credit of Aggie victories can be laid 
at the feet of Aggie men. 

George IB. palmer '16 

The regrets and gloom incident to the disorganization of 
the wonderful team of 1915-16 by the graduation of so 
many of its members were greatly allayed by the news that 
"Gawge" was returning as coach. The close and hard 
fought victories of the season of 1915-16 were made pos- 
sible to a large extent by the clever directing and spec- 
tacular kicking of this "little giant" general. While Har- 
vard breathes easier at George's absence from the line-up, 
no one doubts his ability to pass along his skill to others 
who, like him, may drive Harvard backwards by the force 
of their punts. 

Ctigar 8. $ertp '16 

In undergraduate days, insurance writers never bothered 
Ed. When playing football, he wasn't considered a good 
risk. Apparently constituted without fear or even caution 
in his make-up, Ed's appearance on the field always 
prompted the question of the irresistible body meeting the 
immovable object. The reason he was so rarely hurt was 
that seldom did he find a foe that more than once would 
care to challenge his right of way on the football field. As 
a player, Ed had the rare faculty of inspiring an exhausted 
team to play like supermen. The example of his great 
courage and gameness in games gone past and his rare 
ability as a linesman make him invaluable as a coach. 

Varolii ffl. (gore '13 

"Pep, spirit, vim, vigor, call it what you will", but Kid 
has it just the same. Here we have a never failing foun- 
tain of that enthusiasm and ceaseless energy which carries 
men over and through all obstacles to sure success. Ath- 
letes in the embryo come to the campus and learn first to 
respect this remorseless taskmaster and then to love this 
big-hearted teacher and loyal friend. No student can 
stay long on the campus without benefiting by contact 
with Kid's contagious personality. Fitted by nature and 
training for leadership in his chosen profession, Kid fills 
his position as freshman coach in the most efficient man- 
ner. Combined with his loyalty to his Alma Mater is a 
clear vision of Aggie as a leader in principle and in deed; 
a vision which he generally succeeds in placing before the 
eyes of all who come under his tutelage. 




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#rabuate ^>tubent£ 

Robert P. Armstron 
Roy C. Avery 
Harold C. Bales 
Paul Beebe 
Willard G. Bemis 
Arthur I. Bourne 
Wesley H. Bronson 
John T. Caruthers 
Edward A. Chapin 
Raymond K. Clapp 
J. Stanley Cobb 
William L. Doran 
Arthur E. Etter 
Charles H. Fernald, 
Ernest E. Fish 
Arthur G. Fletcher 
Egerton G. Hood 
Benjamin F. Hubert 
Linus H. Jones 
Harold R. Kelly 
Austin D. Kilham 
Emmons B. Liddell 


Ralph L. MacNeil 
Frederick G. Merkle 
Ezra L. Morgan 
Satwaji G. Mutkekar 
Clayton W. Nash 
H. A. Noyes 
William C. Pauley 
Curtis Peckham 
Gerald E. Perry 
Bennet A. Porter 
Arthur L. Prince 
James A. Purington 
George B. Ray 
Irving C. Root 
Paul Serex, Jr. 
Lloyd L. Stewart 
Leland H. Taylor 
Stuart C. Vinal 
Donald White 
Carrick E. Wildon 
Elwin G. Wood 
Allison M. Woodman 

J?ot CanbtbatcS for a Begrcc 

Walter M. Peacock W. Bradley Thompson 

Henry H. White 


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Jllemuerg in tfjc Jfacultp 

George H. Chapman Harold M. Gore Curry S. Hicks 
A. Anderson Mackimmie 

William L. Doran 

i&esibent jfflemberfi 

George D. Melican 

William L. Machmer 

George B. Palmer 

<3ctibe fflzmbtvsi 

Lewis T. Buckman David H. Buttrick James H. Day Emory E. Grayson 
William R. Irving Richard W. Smith Almon W. Spaulding Arthur F. Williams 

Adelphia is an honorary senior society whose aim is to foster and uphold the 
best interests of the college. In doing this it is the part of the society to work in a 
quiet and unobtrusive manner, not seeking honors. In fact, it endeavors to avoid 
publicity, believing that its best can be done in this way : but it takes active steps 
to advance the college in every branch of college life and work, and exerts itself 
against anything which it considers detrimental. 

Adelphia interests itself in all matters which concern the student body and 
often works jointly with the Senate in remedying faulty conditions and endeavoring 
to keep college politics clean. 

In considering and electing men to membership in Adelphia, the society tries 
to draw into its membership representative men in college who are leaders in the 
various branches of student activity. 



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Mentor (^fttcersi 

Almon W. Spaulding 

. President 

Joseph F. Whitney 

. 1 ice-President 

John T. Dizer .... 

. Secretary 

Samuel F. Tuthill 

. Treasurer 

Edmund B. Hill .... 

Class Captain 

John M. Sauter . 



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Senior Class; ingtorp 

|OR the last time" so read all Senior histories, as each year another 
class write the last lines of its undergraduate page and passes on, 
leaving its place to a climbing brother; stepping out to meet those 
j who have gone before. 
We, the Class of 1917, have almost reached our college goal. The peak 
toward which we gazed as freshmen is within our grasp. A few short months 
and we will bury the hatchet of class rivalry, sing our class song for the last time 
together, smoke the pipe of peace, and, turning over the guiding reins and tradi- 
tions of our Alma Mater to our '18 brothers, step out, leaving behind us another 
Senior Class. 

We will be freshmen again, with our college work behind us, looking forward 
to the bigger things of life looming up on our horizons just a little farther on. 

Then later when success has come, when each man has done his best, we can 
gather round a fire in the open grate, and, taking the Index from its resting place, 
bring back from its yellowing pages scenes from our College days. Freshman and 
Sophomore years — how far away seems the activities of those early days. Rope 
pulls and picture scraps, ball games and night shirt parades, class sings and banquet 
seasons, Dean's lists and finals, contests of every kind; some lost, some won; all 
had their places in the natural order of college life. 

Then came the period of reconstruction. With the class watchword " Stick" 
still ringing in our ears, we came back as Juniors. Amoeba and paramoecium were 
things of the past ; laws of gravitation and motion had lost their fear-creating pow- 
ers; and the great "Triumvirate" had passed us on, with only here and there some 
wayward one returning for another seance. We were upperclassmen, ready to as- 
sume with new dignity the duties of our position. 

A new athletic field greeted us; a new agricultural building was finished for 
our benefit, and in due time a new Index appeared to perpetuate the records of 
1917. So we moved on, till the Junior Prom held for its short time the center of 
the stage, topping the social life with a crown of success. 

Then to the Hotel Nonotuck where around the class banquet tables were 
cemented the final bonds of class friendships and ambitions. Class trees we planted 
as guardians of the entrance to the athletic field we had helped to make. Commence- 
ment time came;— a few parting words from 19 Hi and we were Seniors. 

So far the records are written; the rest is yet to come. Barely one half of the 
entering class of 1917 remains. Each passing term has seen more and more join 
the ranks of the "ex" men. Each one of the hundred left is but a unit of the whole , 
one percent of the hundred which makes up the efficiency of 1917. 

"For the last time",— as we began, so will we end. For the last time we 
write our history as a class in college and with the watchword of the year, "Ambi- 
tion", before us, we pass on. 



Class of 1917 

Babcock, Philip Rodney ........ Lynn 

K 2 House; Lynn English High School; 1893; Microbiology; K 2; Microbiology Club; 
Class Track (2). 

Behrend, Oswald Natick 

Commons Club; Natick High School; 1893; Microbiology; Commons Club; Microbiology 
Club; Rifle Club; Vice-President (2). 

Bell, Alfred Whitney, Jr Newton Highlands 

53 Lincoln Avenue; Newton High School; 1896; Animal Husbandry; Mandolin Club; 
Class Track (1, 2, 3); Class Cross Country (2, 3); Varsity Track (3). 

Boles, Robert Stewart Dorchester 

B K * House; Mechanic Arts High School; 1894; Agriculture; B K *; Class Baseball 
(1, 2); Class Football (2); Varsity Football (3, 4). 

Bonn, Wesley Copeland ........ Grafton 

Commons Club; Grafton High School; 1895; Agronomy; Commons Club. 

Booth, Alfred Campbell Hall, N. Y. 

12 South College; Middletown High School; 1S92; Agriculture; K T <J>; Class Football 
(1,2); Manager Six-Man Rope Pull (1). 

Boyce, Harold Prescott Haverhill 

15 South College; Haverhill High School; 1893; Agricultural Education; K F <£. 

Buckman, Lewis Taylor Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 

13 South College; Harry Hillman Academy; 1896; Pomology; 6 X; Adelphia; Roister 
Doisters; Dramatics (1, 2, 3); Manager Class Football (2); Class President (1); Fraternity 
Conference (3, 4); President Fraternity Conference (4); Squib Board (2, 3, 4); Editor- 
in-Chief 1917 htdex; Chairman Junior Prom Committee; Senate (3,4); President Senate 

Buttrick, David Herbert .... . Arlington 

* S K House; Arlington High School; 1894; Poultry; * 2 K; Glee Club (2); Roister 
Doisters; Adelphia; Captain Ckss Football (1); Varsity Football (3); Varsity Hockey 
(1, 2, 3); Captain Varsity Hockey (4); Sophomore-Senior Hop Committee (2); Informal 
Committee (3); Class Hockey (1, 2); Captain Class Hockey (2). 

Carruth, Glenn Howard ......•• Orange 

3 North College; Orange High School; 1894; Agricultural Education; Commons Club; 
Stockbridge Club. 

Clough, Charles Henry Dedham 

11 North College; Dedham High School; 1892; Agriculture; B K *; Class Track (2, 3); 
Stock Judging Team (4). 

Cross, Walter Irving Hingham 

6 North College; Hingham High School; 1894; Floriculture; Florists' and Gardeners' Club; 
Six-Man Rope Pull (2). 

Curtin, Charles Warren Newton 

10 Hallock Street; Newton High School; 1894; Entomology; A X A; Class Hockey (1, 2); 
Collegian Board (1, 2). 

Chamberlin, Frank Shirley . . ... Framingham 

Commons Club; Framingham High School; 1894; Entomology; Commons Club. 


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Davis, Monsell Henry ....... Orange, N. J. 

16 North College; Newark Academy; 1894; Agriculture. 

Day, James Harold ......... Hatfield 

A Z <J> House; Smith Academy; 1895; Entomology; A S 4>; Adelphia; Varsity Football 
(2, 3, 4) ; Class Football (1) ; Varsity Baseball (2, 3) ; Class Basketball (2, 3) ; College Senate (4) . 

Dempsey, Paul Wheeler ....... Dorchester 

15 North College; Newton High School; 1895; Pomology; A X A. 

Dickey, Harold Gammell ....... Dorchester 

8 South College; Dorchester High School; 1896; Animal Husbandry; Q T V. 

Dillon, Thomas Stevenson ....... West Warren 

Aggie Inn; Springfield Technical High School; 1892; Animal Husbandry. 

Dizer, John Thomas ....... East Weymouth 

East Experiment Station; Weymouth High School; 1894; Floriculture; Commons Club; 
Florists' and Gardeners' Club; Class Secretary (4) ; 1917 Index Board; Collegian Board (4). 

Duffill, Edward Stanley ...... Melrose Highlands 

8 Allen Street; Wakefield High School; 1893; Floriculture; Commons Club; Landscape 
Club; Florists' and Gardeners' Club; Class Tennis (1, 2, 3). 

Dunham, Henry Gurney 

West Bridgewater 

11 North College; Howard High School; 189.5; Microbiology; B K <1>; Microbiology Club; 
French Club. 

Edwards, Francis Gill ........ Beverly 

$ 2 K House; Salem High School; 1893; Microbiology; <t> S K; Microbiology Club; 
Roister Doisters; Glee Club (1, 3, 4); Leader Glee Club (4); Quartet (4); Class Footbal 
(1, 2); Varsity Track (3); Class Captain (1). 

Elliot, Ralph William ........ Chartley 

Flint Lab.; Norton High School; 1S96; Dairying; Commons Club; Stockbridge Club; 
Country Life Club. 

Everbeck, George Charles ....... Winthrop 

1 South College; Winthrop High School; 1893; Agriculture; 2 * E; Class Basketball (1): 
Class Rifle Team (2). 

Fearing, Ralph Watson ....... Dorchester 

3 North College; Dorchester High School; 1S94; Agriculture; Commons Club. 


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Flagg, Wayne McCrillis . . Mittineague 

B K * House; West Springfield High School; 1894; 
Microbiology; BK$; Microbiology Club; Class Foot- 
ball (1); Class Track (3). 

Flint, Oliver Simeon .... Lowell 
120 Pleasant Street; Lowell High School; 1891; Poultry; 
Class Track (1, 2); Class Cross Country (2); Captain 
Class Rifle Team (2); Manager Class Track Team (3); 
Manager Varsity Track (4). 

Goldstein, Maurice .... Lynn 
10 North College; Lynn English High School; 1894; Mi- 
crobiology; Commons Club; Microbiology Club. 

Graham, Leland Jenkins . . Amherst 

Lincoln Avenue; Amherst High School; 1896; Poultry. 

Grayson, Emory Ellsworth . . Milford 

A-$ House; Milford High School; 1894; Agriculture; 
AS*; Senate (3, 4); Class Athletic Board (4); Var- 
sity Football (2, 3, 4) ; Captain Varsity Football (4) ; 
Class Football (1, 2); Varsity Baseball (3); Class Base- 
ball (1, 2); Class Hockey (1, 2); Class Basketball (1, 
2, 3); Captain Class Basketball (1, 2.) 

Gurshin, Carl Alfred . 

K 2 House; 1895; Entomology; 

K 2; Glee Club (1, 2, 3, 4); Orchestra (3, 4). 


Hagelstein, Charles Henry Dorchester 

14 South College; Dorchester High School; 1895; Microbiology; K T *; Microbiology 
Club; Country Life Club; Class Football (1, 2); Class Basketball (1, 2, 3); Class Baseball 
(2); Class Tennis (3); Varsity Football (4). 

Harlow, Frank Edward Maiden 

10 North College; Maiden High School; 1894; Agriculture. 

Harlow, Paul Goodhue • • Maiden 

* 2 K House; Maiden High School; 1895; Agriculture; * 2 K; Class Baseball (1, 2); 
Varsity Baseball (2, 3); Captain Class Baseball )2). 

Henninger, Roswell Woodward Williamsport, Pa. 

87 Pleasant Street; Williamsport High School; 1893; Poultry; 2 $ E; Poultry Judging 
Team (3); Secretary Market Poultry Show (3). 

Higginbotham, Harry .....•••• Taunton 
North College; Taunton High School; 1894; Microbiology; X; Microbiology Club; 
Class Football (1, 2); Class Baseball (1, 2); Class Hockey (1, 2). 

Hill, Edmund Baldwin Rutherford, N. J. 

A 2 * House; Rutherford High School; 1893; Floriculture; A 2 #; Varsity Track (3); 
Chairman Sophomore-Senior Hop Committee (2); Junior Prom Committee (3); Informal 
Committee (3, 4) ; Pluto's Daughter (2) ; Roister Doisters. 

Holden, Richard Lynde . Haverhill 

11 South College; Proctor Academy; 1897; Animal Husbandry; A X A; Stockbndge Club ; 
Manager Varsity Football (4); Varsity Track (2); Class Track (2). 

Holder, Ralph Clifton Farmington, N. H. 

17 Kellogg Avenue; Millis High School; 1895; Chemistry; Varsity Baseball (2, 3). 


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Hubbell, Franklin Homer ...... 

14 South College; Staples High School; 1896; Pomology; K F <f>. 

Irving, William Raymond ........ Taunton 

13 South College; Taunton High School; 1892; Entomology; X; Adelphia; Senate (4); 
Informal Committee (3); Class Football (1, 2); Class Basketball (1, 2, 3); Captain Class 
Basketball (3) ; Class Baseball (1, 2); Manager Class Hockey (2); Class President (3). 

Kelsey, Edmund Dean . . . . . . . . Amherst 

Commons Club; Rindge Technical School; 1892; Agriculture; Commons Club; Class 
Rifle Team (2). ' 

Kelsey, Lincoln David ..... West Hartford, Conn. 

90 Pleasant Street; West Hartford High School; 1894; Agriculture; B K *; Stockbridge 
Club; Debating Club; Country Life Club; Fraternity Conference (3, 4) ; Roister Doisters; 
Class Basketball (1, 2, 3); Burnham Eight (1); Flint Contest (1, 2); Class Treasurer (2); 
Public Speaking Council (2, 3); Varsity Debating Team (2, 3). 


Kinsman, Alfred Oberlin, Jr. ... . 

Math. Building; Merrimac High School; 1893; Animal Husbandry; A X A; 
Club; Class Football (1,2). 

Class Baseball (2). 

. Norwichtown, Conn. 
K 1; Stockbridge Club; 

Larson, Frederick Christian ..... 
12 South College; Huntington School; 1893; Forestry; K T $; 

Latham, Paul Walker ...... 

12 North College; Norwich Free Academy; 1895; Agriculture; 
Y. M. C. A.; Burnham Eight (2); 1917 Index Board. 

Lawrence, Milford Robinson ...... Falmouth 

K 2; Lawrence High School; 1896; Landscape; K 2; * K <I>; Landscape Art Club; Flor- 
ists' and Gardeners' Club; University Landscape Architects' Society; Glee Club (2, 3, 
4); Quartet (2, 3, 4); Collegian Board (1, 2, 3, 4); 1917 Index Board; Manager Varsity 
Hockey (4) ; Chairman Freshman Banquet Committee; Class Vice-President (3). 

Light, Brooks ......... Brookline 

4 South College; Milton High School; 1893; Poultry; 2 <I> E; Six-Man Rope Pull (2). 

Loring, Albert Briggs ...... Nantasket Beach 

16 North College; Hingham High School; 1893; Dairying; Class Track (1, 2, 3). 

Lydiard, Harry Crowther ...... Hartford, Conn. 

2 North College; Hartford High School; 1894; Floriculture; Florists' and Gardeners' Club; 
Landscape Art Club; Glee Club (1, 2). 

Mack, Walter Adams . ... . . Springfield 

15 South College; Springfield High School; 1895; Microbiology; K F $; Microbiology 

Club; Rifle Club; Catholic Club; Class Football (1, 2); Varsity Football (4); Class Basket- 
ball (2, 3); Class Baseball (2); Varsity Rifle Team (2). 


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MacLeod, Daniel Johnston ....... Wakefield 

Hillside Avenue; Wakefield High School; 1896; Agriculture; Stockbridge Club. 

Marchant, Horace Greenough ...... Cambridge 

5 North College; Milton High School; 1895; Pomology; S 4> E. 

Mayo, Frank Willard ........ Houlton, Me. 

4> 2 K House; Foxcroft Academy; 1890; Agronomy; <J> S K; Fraternity Conference 
(3, 4); Junior Prom Committee (3); Class President (1); Business Manager 1917 Index; 
Class Baseball (1, 2). 

Mayo, William Irving, Jr. ...... Framing-ham Center 

Experiment Station Farmhouse; Framingham High School; 1893; Agronomy; Commons 

McNamara, Michael Joseph Stoughton 

Stockbridge Hall; Stoughton High School; Dairying. 

Merrill, Dana Otis . East Pepperell 

10 North College; Pepperell High School; 1896; Agriculture; Commons Club; Y. M. C. A. 

Moorhouse, Newell . . . Worcester 

9 South College; 1894; Agriculture; Q. TV.; Manager 
Varsity Basketball (4). 

Nash, Herman Beaman . . . Amherst 

13 North College; Amherst High School; 1895; Agricul- 
tural Education; Commons Club; Y. M.C.A. 

Nelson, John Brockway . . Newburyport 

15 South College; 1894; Microbiology; K F 4>; Microbi- 
ology Club; Manager Class Tennis (2, 3). 

Noyes, Samuel Verne . . . Georgetown 

11 North College; Newburyport High School; 1894; 
Animal Husbandry; B K *; Stockbridge Club; Stock 
Judging Team (4). 

Pierce, Harold Barnard Kansas City, Mo. 

80 Pleasant Street; Manual Training High; 1894; Chemistry; B K *; Microbiology Club. 

Pratt, Harold Arthur Shrewsbury 

Plant House; Worcester English High; 1894; Floriculture; AX A; Florists' and Gardeners' 
Club; Class Cross Country (1, 2, 3); Varsity Cross Country (2); Varsity Track (2, 3); 
1917 Index Board; Squib Board. 

Quimby, Charles Frederick ..... Cape Neddick, Me. 

83 Pleasant Street; York High School; 1896; Agriculture; Class Hockey (2). 

Randall, Earle MacNeill Winchester 

11 South College; Somerville High; 1896; Landscape; A X A; Landscape Art Club; 
1917 Index Board. 

Richardson, Lewis Elmer ....... Rockville 

11 South College; Millis High School; 1894; Animal Husbandry ; AX A; Class Rifle Team 
(2); Class Track (2); Class Cross Country (2, 3); Varsity Cross Country (3). 


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Rodger, Raymond Miller ........ Everett 

16 South College; Everett High School; 1892; Chemistry; B K $; Class Football (1 2V 
Orchestra (2, 3); Manager Class Baseball (-2); Class Track (3). 

Rogers, Roland Winsor . . . . ' . . . . Braintree 

12 South College; Mechanics Arts High School; 1894; Landscape; K T *; Landscape Art 
Club; * K $; Y. M. C. A. 

Rorstrom, Hans Alfred ........ Boston 

Experiment Station Farmhouse; Mechanic Arts High School; 1892; Agriculture; A X A- 
Stockbridge Club; Class Football (2); Class Basketball (3); Six-Man Rope Pull (2); Class 
Captain (3). 

Ross, Louis Warren ........ Arlin°ton 

$ 2 K House; Arlington High School; 1893; Pomology; <1> Z K; Mandolin Club (3 4V 
Class Football (1, 2); Class Hockey (1, 2); Captain Class Hockey (1); Varsity Hockey 
(1, 2, 3); Class Baseball (1, 2); Class Captain (2). 

Saidel, Harry Samuel ........ Worcester 

2 North College; Worcester High School; 1895; Floriculture; Commons Club. 

Sargent, George Leonard ........ Merrimac 

4 North College; Merrimac High School; 1895; Agriculture; Commons Club; Y. M. C. A. 

Saunders, William Putnam ....... Lawrence 

20 South College; Lawrence High School; 1S93; Journalism. 

Sauter, John Martin ........ Turners Falls 

13 North College; Turners Falls High School; 1892; Microbiology; Microbiology Club- 
Class Football (1, 2); Varsity Football (4). 

Saville, William, Jr. ........ Waban 

7 South College; Newton High School; 1895; Pomology; Q.T.V.; Roister Doisters (1, 2 3V 

Advertising Manager (3); Collegian Board (2, 3, 4); 1917 Index Board; Sophomore-Senior 
Hop Committee (3); Class Tennis (3). 

Schaefer, Leonard Charles Holvoke 

Entomology Building; Somerville High School; 1893; Entomology. 

Schwab, Andrew Nathan Yalesville Conn. 

French Hall; Wallingford High School; 1895; Floriculture; Commons Club; Glee Club 
(1, 2); Florists' and Gardeners' Club; Class Track (1, 2, 3). 

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Selkregg, Edwin Reimund . . North East, Pa. 

10 South College; Entomology; Q. T. V.; Dramatics (3). 

Shumway, Paul Edward . . . Greenfield 

60 Pleasant Street; Greenfield High School; Pomology; 
X; Class Baseball (1, 2). 

Sims, James Stanley .... Melrose 
20 South College; Melrose High School; 1894; Chemistry; 
* S K; Class Football (1); Orchestra (3). 

Smith, Herbert Dwight Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 

60 Pleasant Street; Poughkeepsie High School; 1894; 
Entomology; Commons Club. 

Smith, Richard Woodworth 


12 North College; Pittsfield High School; 1895; Landscape 
Gardening; K 2; Senate (3, 4); Adelphia; Landscape Art Club; Class President (2); 
Chairman Informal Committee (4); Collegian. Board (1, 2, 3, 4); 1917 Index Board; Ban- 
quet Committee (1). 

Spaulding, Almon Whitney ...... Newton Highlands 

16 South College; Dorchester High School; 1895; Rural Journalism; B K $; Manager 
Class Basketball (2); Sophomore-Senior Hop Committee (2); Senate (3, 4); Adelphia; 
"i> K <S>; Manager Varsity Baseball (3); President Greater Boston Club ; Class President (4) . 

Squires, Paul Revere ........ Belchertown 

A 2 * House; Springfield Technical High School; 1895; Entomology; AH*; Class 
Basketball (1, 2, 3); Captain Class Basketball (2). 

Stearns, Carlton McIntyre ....... Melrose 

15 Phillips Street; Melrose High School; 1895; Pomology; Commons Club; Class Track 


Stiles, Albert Ralph ....... Arlington Heights 

8 South College; Arlington High School; 1894; Chemistry; Q. T. V.; Class Hockey (1, 2); 
Class Rifle Team (2). 

Stowell, Harold Thurber ........ Amherst 

193 South Pleasant Street; Amherst High School; 1894; Agriculture; Y. M. C. A.; Man- 
dolin Club (3, 4); Class Hockey (1, 2). 

Thayer, William Wallace ....... Somerville 

A X A House; Somerville High School; 1895; Agriculture; A X A; Fraternity Conference 
(3, 4); Glee Club (2, 3, 4); Class Tennis (2, 3); Class Sing Leader (2, 3). 

Tuthill, Samuel Fuller ....... Mattapoisett 

16 South College; Fairhaven High School; 1894; Agriculture; BK*; Rifle Club; Stock- 
bridge Club; Glee Club (1); Class Hockey (2); Varsity Rifle Team (3). 

Upson, Everett Langdon ...... New Britain, Conn. 

7 "South College ; New Britain High School; 1893; Animal Husbandry; 2 * E. 

Walbridge, Henry Blood ..... 
7 North College; Bennington High School; 1894; Agriculture. 

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Warner, Merrill Pomeroy ....... Sunderland 

8 South College; Amherst High School; 1894; Agriculture; Q. T.V.; Rifle Club; Musical 
Club (2); Dramatics (2); Collegian Board (1, 2, 3, 4). 

Warren, Harold Manson ........ Melrose 

1 South College; Chauncy Hall School; 1893; Microbiology; Roister Doisters; Class Foot- 
ball (1, 2); Band (1, 2, 3, 4). 

Warren, James Joseph ... . . North Brookneld 

3 North College; North Brookfield High School; 1892; Poultry; Commons Club; Catholic Club. 

Webster, Frank Cedric ........ Harvard 

Math. Building; Harvard High School; 1892; Animal Husbandry; A X A; French Club; 
Class Football (1); Six-Man Rope Pull (2). 

Westman, Robert Clayton ...... Roslindale 

15 South College; Mechanic Arts High School; 1S96; Economics; K F 4>; Country Life 
Club; Senate (3, 4); Class Baseball (1); Class Hockey (1); Varsity Baseball (3); Class 
Vice-President (2); Class Secretary (1); Cheer Leader (4); President Agricultural Eco- 
nomics Club (4). 

Whitcomb, Warren Draper ... .... Waltham 

X House; Waltham High School; 1895; Entomology; X; Class Baseball (2) ; Junior 
Banquet Committee. 

Whitney, Joseph Fradley ...... Brooklyn, N. Y. 

96 Pleasant Street; Erasmus Hall High School; 1895; Landscape Gardening;; KS; Landscape 
ArtClub; Mandolin Club (2, 3, 4); Leader(4); 1917 Index Board; Collegian Board (3, 4); 
Class Cross Country (1); Class Track (1, 2, 3). 

Wies, Calmy .......... Maiden 

31 Pleasant Street; Maiden High School; Agriculture. 

Wilber, Charles Raymond ........ Walpole 

6 North College; Walpole High School; 1895; Floriculture; 2 <1> E; Roister Doisters; 
Fraternity Conference (3, 4); Florists' and Gardeners' Club; Dramatics. 

Wilcox, Timothy Palmer ........ Andover 

A 2 <i> House; Punchard High School; 1S94; Animal Husbandry; A 2 $; Mandolin Club; 
Glee Club; Dramatics; Fraternity Conference (3, 4); Class Football (1); Class Baseball 
(1); Class Track (1); Sophomore-Senior Hop Committee (2). 

Williams, Arthur Franklin ...... Sunderland 

10 South College; Amherst High School; 1S94; Pomology; Q.T.V.; Roister Doisters; 
Musical Club (3, 4); Adelphia; General Manager Dramatics (4); Class Vice-President (3); 
Mandolin Club (3, 4); Junior Prom Committee (3); Business Manager Dramatics (3). 

Williams, Herbert Clifton . 

Pleasant Street; South Hadley High 

I'hool; 1894; Chemistry 

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Class Baseball (2). 


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1917 €xtt planting 

On the night of May 5, 1916, the juniors 
added their bit toward the furtherance of the 
established custom of planting a class tree. 
The ceremony differed in certain respects from 
that of former years, inasmuch as two trees 
were planted instead of one. In accordance 
with the general scheme of decoration of the 
new athletic field, these were set at either side 
of the proposed gateway at the north side. 

The ceremony was opened with a speech by 
President Irving, who gave a brief history of 
the custom and called to the attention of the 
'17 men the peculiar appropriateness of the 
ceremony for them, as their class, as freshmen, 
had seen the beginning of the athletic field as a reality. Spaulding and Buckman 
followed with a few remarks, after which the entire class proceeded to throw in the 
traditional shovelful of earth per man, the trees having been already set in their 
locations. The assemblage then marched to the gravel pit in the rear of the 
barns, where light refreshments were served and speeches and songs given by 
members. Among the speakers was Captain King of the baseball team, who 
prophesied the defeat of Amherst next day; it is a matter of history that 
King's prophetic reputation did not suffer by the test. The gathering broke up 
with the singing of "Sons of Old Massachu- 

The committees in charge were as follows: 
tree, Whitcomb, Rogers, Larson; refreshments, 
Buckman, R. W. Smith, Williams; ceremony, 
Birchard, Henderson, Westman. 


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1918 Class %i*tovv 

MJ^E suppose that a class history exists, 
iljlj primarily, for the purpose of show- 
ing wherein its subject differs from 
gz* rm the classes that have been before 
ffi^^ii and from those that shall be after. 
But we are not different; and we 
think we are not disloyal in saying it. Yes, 
our men have played on winning teams, our 
speakers have won some fame, our energy and 
grit have been praised by other classes; in 
which we have behaved essentially as would 
any other body of vigorous and immature 
youth. We have been thoughtless, we have 
been selfish, we have been narrow, too; but 
we should hardly think of those faults as con- 
fined to ourselves. Our only claim to great- 
ness, if we have one, is, like Lancelot's, that we 
know we are not great; that we have seen, 
perhaps, a little more clearly than have others, 
and, in the seeing, have been compelled to ad- 
mit that not only those others but we ourselves 
as well were not kings or queens, but pawns. 
We hope, then, that we have begun aright in 
the old Socratic wisdom which says that only he is wise who knows that he knows 

Nevertheless it is true that we have acquitted ourselves not discreditably in 
those external activities which constitute,in the popular mind, the expression of 
the class as such. Of our freshman football team — the less said the better; but 
in basketball and baseball we repaired the breach. We were hauled through the 
pond in the sixty-man rope pull, and lost the six-man by a narrow margin, but 
retaliated in part on the indoor rifle range; we failed to get our picture into the 
1916 Index, but, in the fullness of time, successfully carried out our freshman ban- 
quet in Greenfield. In our second year, we could not resist the temptation to follow 
in the footsteps of former classes, and we enjoyed ourselves a week or two at the 
expense of 1919. We won, also, the picture contest, both rope pulls, and class 
football, but lost in basketball and the rifle match. Hockey went to our friends 
the enemy in a hard-fought game, as did baseball the following spring. After 
working out a thorough system of patrolling, the freshmen outwitted us after all 
and held a decidedly successful banquet. Meanwhile we had been amply repre- 
sented on varsity athletic -teams, on debating teams, on the Collegian, and in 
divers other machinery of college life. Of the present year we can say little as yet, 
except that, like our predecessors, we tend to drift apart somewhat, and that we 
have rendered unto the freshmen our traditional share of moral support. 

So then, our greatest history, let us hope, lies, as always, just ahead. May 
we, still setting up before us high ideals of service and of power rightly applied, 
seek ever for our distinctiveness not in the transitory field of what is evident in 
college, but rather in the permanence, of our ideals and their later helpfulness. 



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1918 Clastf ®ttktv& 

Jfrcfifjman gear, ist Semester 

Jfrcsfjman gear, 2nb g>emesiter 

Robert L. Boyd . 
Lewis W. Spaulding 
Richard W. Thorpe 
Harlan N. Worthley 
Herbert H. Baxter 
Forrest Grayson 
Harold E. Jones . 





. Captain 



Chairman Banquet Committee 

Member Banquet Committee 

Howard L. Russell 

Alfred Sedgwick 

Frank M. Babbitt 

Harlan N. Worthley 

Robert P. Holmes 

Forrest Grayson 

Harold E. Jones 

John J. Maginnis 

George J. Duncan 

i?opl)otncire gear, l£t g>ctne£iter 

ikipbomore gear, 2rrt) Semester 

Frank M. Babbitt 
Sidney S. Smith . 
Marshall O. Lanphear 
Harlan N. Worthley . 
Stephen M. Richardson 
Robert P. Holmes 
Harold E. Jones . 




Class Captain 

Sergeant-at-A rms 


Sidney S. Smith 

Stephen M. Richardson 

Nathan W. Gillette 

. Harlan N. Worthley 

Robert P. Holmes 

Thomas J. Gasser 

Harold E. Jones 

junior gear, I sit Cerm 

Roger W. Weeks . 
Lewis W. Spaulding 
Oliver G. Pratt . 
Harlan N. Worthley 
Robert L. Boyd . 
Stephen M. Richardson 
Raymond R. Willoughby 

. President 

. Vice-President 

. Secretary 

. Treasurer 

Sergeant-at-A rms 




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Class of 1918 

€U?abeth Cmerp gbbtton 

"Gentle and true, simple and kind was she 
With gracious speech to all and gladsome looks." 

Newton Centre Draper Hall 

Newton High School 

1895; Agriculture; 1918 Index Board. 

Once upon a time there philosophized a philosopher to 
this effect: "You can't understand a woman, so why 
try?" But a wiser than he arose in the land, and quothed 
thuswise: "Why indeed, thou boob? If you could she'd 
cease to have any attraction for you." But this specimen 
of humanity combines so many opposite and equally de- 
sirable qualities that we're in no danger of succeeding. 
A dignified reserve toward fellows, yet an engaging friend- 
liness and tact; an infinite capacity for hard work, yet a 
very human love of a good time; an inexhaustible fund of 
practical good sense, but a keen appreciation of the deeper 
things; a virtual fountain of good cheer, even in the midst 
of disheartening difficulties; the sister of the class — 
SOME class! 

George Iitng babbitt 


" Mornin' , Cy\" 

Boston A 2 4> House 

Williston Academy 
1893; Agriculture; A 2 *; Class" Baseball (2). 
King first began doing chores along the Great White 
Way. As yet, however, he has never fleeced any lambs 
on Wall Street. From then on his life has become a 
merry-go-round, like "down to the fair", and just where 
his parental hatrack is now would make a good subject 
for debate. His greatest pastime is to linger somewhere 
between the second and third sacks and grab the elusive 
sphere as long as anyone will consent to knock it at him. 
"What he's a-comin' to is somethin' good." 

Jfranfe Pencbtct Jgainbrtbge 

"He can fight, but you ought to see him run" 

Paterson, N. J. 5 South College 

Paterson High School 

1896; Economics; Q. T. V.; Assistant Manager Roister 
Doisters (3); Class Track (1, 2); Varsity Track (1, 2); 
Varsity Cross Country (3); Manager Class Football (2). 

This staunch defender of the honor of old Paterson 
early showed his rare judgment when he forsook his 
native haunts and became a loyal "Son of Old Massa- 
chusetts". Frank may well be ranked among the peppiest 
and gamest members of 1918. That he soon attained 
popularity is evidenced by his repeated invitations to 
certain select parties when a freshman. "Frankie" 
has proved his merit by emulating the example of John 
Paul Jones, outpointing "Doc" Cance in an argument on 
the silk industry, and submerging self in support of 
Hughes' principles. This but shows that Frank is prac- 
tically indispensable on the campus and we would predict 
a great future for him in whatever line he may undertake. 




Jfofiter Hcnnetf) $afeer 

"His years are young, but his experience old" 

Fairhaven Apiary 

Fairhaven High School 

1894; Plant Pathology; 2 4> E; Y. M. C. A. (1, 2); 
Class Cross Country (1); Class Track (1); Class Rifle 
Team (1); Class Athletic Board (2); Art Editor Squib 
(2,3); 1918 Index Board; 1918 Prom Committee; Student 
Committee 50th Anniversary. 

"Beany" — the boy artist! He can even draw his own 
picture. He charmed Mr. Blanchard and "Doc" Gordon 
with his zoo sketches, and is now exercising his artistic 
ability under Prof. Osmun in the Clark Hall. Dean 
Lewis succumbed to the depths of his poetry — look 
further in the book, if you would find a fair sample, — 
and could find no excuse to post him. His extraordinary 
hieroglyphics are sure signs of greatness, along with a 
great amount of ambition, and certain integrity of purpose 
that make him a sure winner in the race of life. 

^ettrp 3&apmonb Jgafecr 


' ' / beseech you all be better known to this gentleman" 

Amherst West Street 

Amherst High School 
1896; Microbiology; K V <J>. 

"Bake" is one of our Amherst representatives or am- 
bassadors, very true to type also. Quiet and unassuming, 
Raymond ekes out most of his life in peace among the 
fields of West Street. His tranquil demeanor, however, 
serves a purpose in covering up a more lively trait. For 
he is wont to do a "little cutting up" of his own at times. 
He is right there with the proper spirit in the pinches also, 
and has always been a faithful worker in time of need. 

(george Wenbell barton 

"Thou'rt a scholar; let us therefore eat and drink" 

North Sudbury 36 North Prospect Street 

Concord High School 

1896; Agriculture; Commons Club; Class Rifle Team 

During his prehistoric age, — before the fall of 1914 — 
"Bart" was in the semi-dormant stage, absolutely guar- 
anteed to be perfectly harmless. As polishing has dis- 
covered the priceless gem in the roughest stone, so college 
has revealed the amazing originality of Barton. With his 
ingenuity he uses this recently disclosed attribute. It is 
expected that these last two years will not prove fatal to 
his awakened aspirations, but that he will eventually tuck 
the sheep skin in his little blue bag, along with the poetry 
he wrote for Miss Goessman. 


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Jfranfe Joseph Jitnfes 

' ' May such a man of solid worth 

Long choose to stay upon this earth; 
On ' Binxie' we would bet our neck, 
But not, Lord, in Aggie Ec." 
Maynard B K <£ House 

Maynard High School 
1895; Rural Journalism; BK $; Interfraternity Con- 
ference (3); Collegian Board (2, 3); 1918 Index Board. 

With us unto death is this cool container of excessive 
trust that the future will come to him "right side up" 
without his care. His philosophy is to exercise a fair 
amount of ability thru a reasonable length of time, and 
expect the meed therefor. He came to us with a set pur- 
pose, and like an alarm clock, he will probably do his duty 
automatically when the time comes. His righteous wrath 
is aroused at times by too large lumps of nigger work in 
one week, especially in that noble perusal of how the 
farmer makes a living and why. 

William ^enrp Poa? 


' ' My heart is 'in Virginia, 
My heart, it is not here" 

Covesville, Va. <I> 2 K House 

Randolph Macon Academy 

1894; Pomology; * £ K; Varsity Track (2); Class 
Cross Country (2); Class Track (2). 

There were very few of us who did not hate "Billie" 
while we were freshmen, and it was not until he later 
joined us that we found out the princely qualities of this 
genial descendant of the Sunny South. His friends are 
by no means confined to the masculine sex, for as far as 
memory carries us he has been a visitor at Smith on 
numerous occasions. His ability as a high-jumper and a 
hurdler will make him as great an asset to the track team 
during the remainder of his college course as it was to the 
class in the indoor meet last year. 

Robert ILuciutf $opb 

"May your shadow never grow less" 

Lynn 7 North College 

Lynn English High School 

1892; Floriculture; K r <I>; Interfraternity Confer- 
ence; Class Football (1, 2); Band (1, 2, 3); Captain 
Six-Man Rope Pull (1, 2); Class President (1). 

Oh, see the little Cupid! Robert forsook the spiritual 
town of Lynn in the fall of '13 and entered Aggie as a 
seventeener, but decided to add his little mite to the 'IS 
pep the next year. The banquet season was his chief de- 
light both years, and his good right arm proved to lie a 
tower of strength to '18 on several occasions. lie has 
never been seen fussing, but we have Brsl hand informa- 
tion that he goes "as often as they fall for it," and we ask, 
"Who wouldn't fall for that cherubic smile?" If the 
chief reason for his coming to college is to become broad- 
ened, then "Chip" has fulfilled his purpose. 


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Walter <©riffiti) Prucc 

"Nothing great rvas ever done without enthusiasm" 

Amherst 21 Fearing Street 

Springfield Technical High School 

1894; Animal Husbandry; Commons Club; Stock- 
bridge Club. 

Appearances do not deceive in the ease of this studious- 
looking personage. From his early youth up to and in- 
cluding his two and a half years at M. A. C, he has per- 
severed in his ambition to become a scientific and original 
farmer, and from present indications there is every likeli- 
hood that he will succeed with a thoroughness seldom 
equalled. Walter's pet obsession is domestic animals; two 
years ago he carried off first prize in the freshman stock 
judging competition, and he has continued his studies in 
this line by selecting An. Hus. 3 in the last semester of 
his sophomore year. 

Walter <^rap ^udrjanan 

"In manners tranquillity is the supreme power" 

Chicopee 97 Pleasant Street 

Chicopee High School 

1893; Agricultural Education; Commons Club; Six- 
Man Rope Pull (1, 2); Class Track (1,2); Mandolin Club 
(1, 2). 

"Buch" entered Aggie with an odd class but soon realized 
his error and cast his lot with the '18 bunch. Altho noted 
for his prowess in various six-man rope pulls, "Buch" is 
also somewhat of a runner. This perseverance and rugged 
determination shown upon the track combine with a true 
sincerity to make Walter esteemed by all with whom he 
comes in contact. Whatever his chosen calling, "Buch" 
is certainly laying the foundation stones of true success. 

Jfrattfeltn ^artooob Canlctt 


"He hath a lean and hungry look" 
Bedford 36 North Prospect Street 

Concord High School 
1896; Pomology; Commons Club; Class Rifle Team 
(1, 2); Varsity Rifle Team (1, 2). 

Not large — one might say wiry — of good appetite and 
medium looks, is our hero of the rifle range. Here, there, 
or somewhere else, you can never know exactly where he 
is. His presence is as uncertain as the ever-changeable 
color of the chameleon. Nevertheless, he is a sticker 
when it comes to rifle shooting and his persistence at this 
art has won for the class and himself more than one 
"rMt". "Hungry Henry," as he is often called, always 
stands ready behind the gun, and we pity the fellow who 
happens to get in his line of sight. 

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Jfreb Albert Carlson 

"The mildest manners with the bravest minds" 

Pittsfield 84 Pleasant Street 

Pittsfield High School 

1897; Agronomy; 2 * E ; Class Track (1, 2); Varsity 
Track (1); Class Basketball (1, 2). 

Colossal uncommon sense is the natural label of our 
"Carly." Fred is best explained thru his friends, and, 
since everyone is his friend, the problem is simple. Imag- 
ine a modern Greek athlete who prefers philosophy or 
geology to the hammer-throw, with a disposition like a 
humanized piece of Chippendale furniture, and you have 
"Fritz". All except one factor, that being Howard. 
You know those theorems in Euclid about similar each 
to each, etc.; Carlson and Howard, the inseparable, the 
reciprocal — united they stand and divided they tower, 
assets of old '18. 

Cbomas Cbtoarb Carter 

"He's gentle and not fearful" 

Andover A X A House 

Punchard High School 

1896; Animal Husbandry; A X A; Class Football (1); 
Manager Class Track (2); 1918 Index Board. 

"Nick" received his prep training at Punchard High. 
He is a loyal alumnus, for he frequently reviews to his 
friends the time that Punchard almost beat Haverhill in 
baseball. He is also a supporter of Andover Academy, al- 
though not having spent any of his time within its walls. 
"Tom's" personal traits have made him many friends. 
Honesty is one of his strong points; it has been said that 
he is "too darned honest to live long in this world." As 
to the girls, "Tom" fits; he has often been accused of 
stealing other fellows' girls, but it has always appeared 
that it was an accident. In view of "Nick's" geniality, 
however, we feel disposed to pardon these irregularities. 

gbumner jfisffec Chamberlain 

' ' His ways are ways of pleasantness" 

Holden 83 Pleasant Street 

Holden High School 

1895; Pomology; Commons Club; Y.M.C.A. (1, 2, 3); 
Roister Doisters (1, 2). 

1917 lost one of her worthiest men when "Summie" 
transferred his allegiance at the beginning of our sopho- 
more year. His outstanding qualities are perseverance, 
equanimity, and friendliness. He is always on hand with 
the goods when it comes to a class scrap, and when given 
a job to do one may always rest assured that it will be 
performed in a reliable fashion. Sumner's forte is botany; 
he succeeded in getting together, they say, a collection of 
over 200 excellent specimens to pass in instead of the re- 
quired 75 his sophomore year. 




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&ogcr James Chambers 

"A good fellow! Could more be said?" 

Dorchester North College 

Dorchester High School 

1895: Chemistry; A 2 *; Class Football (1); Class 
Baseball (1. 2); Captain Class Baseball (1); Varsity Base- 
ball (1, 2); Assistant Manager Football (3). 

"Rog'' broke into the minor leagues on October 13, 
1895, and after successful seasons on the sandlots of 
Dorchester he started his career in Amherst by choosing 
plays for our memorable class football team, and in the 
spring he handled all the hot ones sent to the short field. 
In his sophomore year he made a strong bid for the varsity 
and was rewarded with the coveted "M". "Rog" has 
lately formed a new league in "Hamp"; his batting eye 
is perfect in this new winter league, so we may expect a 
new social light at the Drill Hall soon. 

John &lbcn Chapman 

"His worth is warrant for his welcome" 

Salem *SK House 

Salem High School 

1897; Chemistry; # 2 K; Musical Clubs (1, 2, 3); 
Fencing Club; Roister Doisters; Class Football Manager 
(1); Assistant Manager Varsity Football (3); Sophomore- 
Senior Hop Committee (2); Senate (3); Informal Com- 
mittee (3); Junior Prom Committee (3); Commencement 
Show (2). 

Salem has a peculiar characteristic of blossoming into 
fame periodically. First it was witchcraft, then the big 
fire, and now behold "Cute". Of these three "Cute" is 
by no means the lesser light. His grin is one of the 
bright spots in the Mandolin Club and his occasional 
stupendous frown from beneath his red and black hat is 
the terror of misguided freshmen. His aspirations have 
led him steadily up the rungs of college social life since 
those days of temporary chairmanship of the freshman 

&oger Jframte Clapp 


"0, thou art too mild, too mild; — 

I pray thee swear" 

Salem 79 Pleasant Street 

Salem High School 
1896; Floriculture; Commons Club; Roister Doisters; 
Fencing Club; Dramatics (1, 2); Assistant Manager 
Basketball (3); Manager Class Tennis Team (1). 

We suspect that it must have been Roger's good looks 
that won him the post of battalion adjutant. Good looks 
are not his only strong point, however; his even disposi- 
tion and readiness with a smile and a cheerful word are 
the qualities which draw people to him and cause them to 
value his friendship. Though well able, if he wished, to 
shine in society, he much prefers, in the company of one 
or two individuals, to tramp thru the woods armed with 
a botany can. His ability to carry out successfully all 
which he undertakes presages a brilliant career for him in 




g>tetoart g>anbp Clarfe 


"His bark is worse than his bite" 

Holyoke Chemistry Laboratory 

Holyoke High School 
1895; Chemistry; Commons Club; Y. M. C. A. 
This great scientist in embryo spends a large part of 
his time in the old Chem Lab, although he hasn't lost his 
old trick of hustling around the campus trying to be in 
several places at once. His efforts toward chemical 
analysis show up well in class meetings where he is a great 
man for the "deep dope". "Stew" must have met the 
lady of his choice, for we miss the sweater and "shirt" so 
familiar to former years. 

€ltopn $)agc Cotton 

"He has to study to estimate his ignorance" 

Woburn 87 Pleasant Street 

Woburn High School 

1895; Agriculture; 2 <J> E; Stockbridge Club; Class 
Football (1, 2); Band (2, 3); Class Track (1, 2); Dra- 
matics (1, 2); Class Baseball (2). 

This boll hails from the noted Woburn. He used to 
play football, but we suspect that he was too frequently 
down. Tradition says that he jangled a sword at his side 
while on duty in his high school army; he was a captain, 
according to the source just noted. Times have changed, 
however, as is further evinced by the fact that he has 
shaved the rough off his neck and turned student. His 
favorite pastime, besides availing himself of the possibilities 
of the ' ' open season", is sporting about immediately in rear 
of a capacious pipe. 

Slbert J^oab Babte 


"Mingle a little folly with your wisdom" 

Amherst 4 Chestnut Street 

Springfield Technical High School 
1893; Pomology; * M T. 

Erstwhile of Clark College, now of Aggie, much to the 
benefit of the latter. The gentleman is the possessor 
of a quiet, well-poised manner, a friendly dignity, and a 
quick intelligence which have won him much respect from 
the friends lie has made since he came to us during our 
sophomore year. "Al" functions as a bright star in 
Aggie Ec, we have several times observed, in spite of the 
fact that his major is pomology. 


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OUiigfjt £>iiaU) BaDts 

' 'Dave" 
' ' Pleased with a rattle, tickled with a straw" 

Woburn Commons Club 

Black River Academy, Ludlow, Vt. 

1897; Pomology; Commons Club; Mandolin Club (2). 

Beau Brummel gathered the major portion of his early 
training in fussing at the Broad River Academy, in the 
Vermont hills. This neglect, he has studiously endeavored 
to repair in his first two years at Aggie by a careful planned 
course in informals. Dwight also pursues athletics to a 
moderate degree, basketball and baseball being his pet 
pastimes. With an entirely commendable desire to 
broaden himself he has added religious and semi-religious 
activities to his other fields of endeavor, being prominent 
in Bible classes and Y. M. C. A. work. 

William Hatoreme Uotob 


"He will give the devil his due" 
North Amherst North Amherst 

Amherst High School 
1894; Entomology; Catholic Club; Class Hockey 

' ' Bill" never loses his smile even if an instructor threat- 
ens to "get" him. He takes his exercise in the form of 
tag-football and hockey, and is quite proficient in both. 
It is quite the usual thing to see him "tearing up" the old 
athletic field, or hockey rink, harried by a host of pursuers. 
Sometimes he may lose the puck or football, but never his 
happy grin. "Bill" lives in Cushman and "commutes" 
between his home town and the civilized world every day. 

George 3Samt6 JSutuan 

' ' My life is one dem'd horrid grind" 

Arlington Colonial Inn 

Arlington High School 

1894; Floriculture. 

After a somewhat tortuous journey "Dunk" arrived at 
Aggie in the fall of 1914. His entry was quiet and he 
immediately started the old grind. But he sprang into 
immediate prominence when he tried to snapshot two 
Gilmore beauties from a window across the street. He 
owes his super-prominence, however, to that ever-flowing 
demijohn behind his door. He spends his odd moments 
in writing to Anita, who dwells somewhere in the vast dim 
environs of our little world. His ability to fool the profs 
comes from his aptitude in wrinkling his high Scottish 
forehead. He expects to fool them another year, and 
then — oh blissful thought! — he will return to Anita and 



&rtf)ur $aul Burnt 

' ' God bless the man that invented sleep' ' 

Maiden 91 Pleasant. Street 

Maiden High School 

1896; Journalism; B K *; Varsity Football (1, 2, 3). 

Maiden claims Dunn as one of her favorite sons, for it 
was there that he put football on the map, after temporarily 
giving up his ambition to be a policeman or a prize fighter. 
He is giving Aggie the best of his football knowledge, and 
we admire his energy and grit on the gridiron. Meanwhile, 
our modest Arthur dispenses that which we cannot afford 
to be without at the Aggie Inn. His pet hobby is of a 
somnolent nature, which may explain his earlier aspira- 
tions ; chapel and first hour classes are in consequence the 
bane of his existence. 

Babtb #libet iBtourgc €be£ 

"Amidst the soft variety I'm lost" 

Bolton 82 Pleasant Street 

Clinton High School 

1895; Agriculture; A X A. 

The bearer of this polysyllabic cognomen came into 
this vale of tears in Bolton, Mass., where he grew up to 
be the type of vigorous young manhood which he now 
represents. He is not given to vain boasting nor to over- 
estimation of his mental powers, but by quiet, consistent 
plugging manages to demonstrate to the Profs that he de- 
serves a passing grade. He is also very self-possessed, a 
quality which even "Billy's" lightnings could not shake. 
But even the best of us has his Gad habits, and "Don" is 
no exception; he smokes! But it is better thus than if 
he had been a burglar or a bartender, so we should permit 
him this one baneful custom. 

Balpi) CJjtcb CUtss 

' ' Here you may see Benedict the married man ' ' 

Los Angeles, Cal. Colonial Inn 

Newton High School 

1895; Agriculture. 

His fame is but too small a reward for his fortitude. 
Being disqualified by nature for the notoriety of being 
born first or dying first, Ralph took the only other road to 
glory. Up to date his marital adventures have apparentlv 
not damaged his capacity for enjoying college life, as his 
class scrap exploits and his tumultuous residence at the 
Colonial Inn can testify. His favorite avocation appears 
to be manfully manipulating a pipe while tossing a base- 
ball up and down Baker Place. We presume it is in order 
to wish him a very happy connubial voyage. 


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ILouis |3l)tUp Cmmerick 


"The best things come in small packages" 

Paterson, N.J. 6 South College 

Paterson High School 
1895; Economics; Q T V. 

' 'Louie" didn't want to be famous when he came to the 
campus but he was in the wrong company. There is no 
doubt, however, that many of the clever stunts pulled off 
by the Patersonian trio originated in the fertile brain of 
this silent little man whose heart is in inverse proportion 
to his size. Everyone has given up trying to stick him 
on any business enterprises connected with various athletic 
contests. "Louie" can be depended upon to fill his niche 
in the world with credit to himself and his class. 

(gcorgc €btoin Crtcfeston 


"Of their own merits modest men are dumb" 

Brockton Lincoln Avenue 

Brockton High School 
1895; Agriculture; Commons Club. 
"Erick", as he is commonly called, hails from the 
eastern part of the state. Dpwn in Brockton he has been 
acquiring proficiency in Boys' and Girls' Club work. 
Having efficiently supervised the school gardens for two 
seasons, he expects to succeed in his chosen work with 
Prof. Hart's aid. "Erick" has one peculiarity, — that of 
falling asleep whenever studies present themselves. 
However, he was sufficiently awake to keep off the sopho- 
more Dean's board — an unrivaled achievement. 

ILto Joseph Jfaneuf 


' ' True beauty dwells in deep retreats, ivhose veil is 


West Warren Birch Lawn 

Warren High School 
1896; Chemistry. 

An open-mouthed, go-lucky chap is "Spot" from War- 
ren's seedy lap. From hay fields and farms into our 
midst; ambition high — a great chemist. All in all " Spot" 
is a hard working chap, and is probably now, under the 
new dining hall system, contemplating buying a touring 
car or a bungalow. 


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Beltom J&vutt Jfarrar 

"Sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb" 

Amherst 1 Dana Street 

Amherst High School 

1894; Poultry; Q T V. 

"Del" is the only poultry man known who doesn't 
spend his time over the river, but, of course, there may 
be a reason, you know. He managed to get thru his first 
two 3'ears without changing the curriculum, though he 
tried hard to put across the argument that physics and 
aeronomy didn't have anything to do with poultry. 
Withal, however, he is most agreeable and earnest. He 
has ambitions, as shown by his early risings in the spring 
to pitch for the Sunrise League; it takes ambition to 
pitch that mud-laden ball, even for five innings. 

^arolb Carter Jfellotosi 

"Now wherefore stopp'st thou me t" 

Peabody Commons Club House 

Peabody High School 

1896; Chemistry; Commons Club. 

This rubicund embodiment of the smile that won't 
come off is usually to be discovered up on Mt. Pleasant, 
illustrating the law of inertia. His face fairly radiates 
contentment, and he never gets angry or enters into a 
controversy — save perhaps a class controversy; witness 
the banquet season, when "Jackie" with his coat off and 
his sleeves rolled up was a spectacle to inspire terror. In 
his studies, however, he is far from easy-going, and plugs 
away like a good '18 man. He claims to be a confirmed 
misogynist (see glossary) but the bigger they are the 
harder they fall. 

Sbaline Hatofion Jfcrrts 

"She is pretty to walk with. 
And witty to lull; with, 
And pleasant to think on, loo" 
Ridgefield Park, N. J. Draper Hall 

Ridgefield Park High School 
1895; Floriculture. A * V 

"Addie" is another of those near New Yorkers who try 
to look unconcerned when the "Campaign against Mos- 
quitoes" reel is put on during Farmers' Week. She be- 
lieves in a liberal education, a fact which may explain her 
ten weeks as a "shorthorn" last year, as well as her trial 
of 1917, before she finally decided to join a real class. 
It's a far cry from Psychology and History at Columbia to 
plain farming at M. A. C, but we've always believed in 
"Addie's" good judgment and we consider her choice of 
an Alma Mater an excellent one, to say the least. 


THE 1318 Wlb 


Itlltam Albert Jfolep 


"His life is gentle, and the elements so mixed in him that 

nature may stand up and say to all the world, ' This is 
a man' " 

Palmer North College 

Monson Academy 

1897; Animal Husbandry; Stockbridge Club; Catholic 

Another big thing done up in a small package! When 
the package bursts, the fire-works will begin; for "Bill" 
has the determination of a bull-dog. He simply won't be 
beaten in an argument. He likes farming very much. 
His choice of majors seems to be due to a wonderful little 
project he has in mind — namely, to go back home after 
graduating, and develop his father's dairy farm. His 
congenial nature and willingness on all occasions must 
bring him success. 

Hamilton UnigJjt Jfosfter 


' ' On either side he would dispute, confute, change hands, 
and still confute" 

New Rochelle, N. Y. 4 Lessey Street 

New Rochelle High School 

1895; Landscape; Commons Club; Debating Club; 
Varsity Debating Team (1, 2); Prize Debater (1). 

"Ham's" most prominent characteristics are a bound- 
less optimism, an abiding good fortune, a broad grin, and 
an ability, which in our experience has never deserted 
him, to carry on a conversation whenever and wherever 
circumstances might demand. In his freshman year he 
made the varsity debating team and was accorded one 
of the three gold medals. His bent is military and mathe- 
matical, and he himself confesses to a deep, dark intrigue 
to juggle the majors so as to further his own ideas of pre- 


icnttoortij Jfotfter 


"He'll whip the tune from the violin" 
Lynn A X A House 

Lynn English High School 
1896; Microbiology; A X A; Class Rifle Team (2); 
Orchestra (1, 2, 3). 

In intimate terms "the Count". No one is positive 
of the origin of this appellation, but possibly his high fore- 
head or imposing hair-comb suggest nobility. At any 
rate the height of his forehead must have had something 
to do with it; for he has elected microbiology as his major, 
and no one but a man of brains, with such a title to back 
him up, would ever have the courage thus to commit 
himself. But then "all signs fail in dry weather". 


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JSonalb gmtttl) Jfrancts! 


"Sleep, my pretty one, Sleep" 
Athol BK* House 

Monson Academy 
1894; Pomology; BK4>. 

"Don" is the original profanity-bane and has delivered 
more sermons against swearing than Billy Sunday has. 
"Don" gets his ears tuned up to the delicate cooings ol 
the Smith maidens and when he comes back to Amherst 
and earth our coarse language grates terribly on his ears. 
Next to fussing "Don" enjoys "Lefty's" sentimental 
readings of the love poems in the "Century Readings". 
"Don" proved that he is a hard worker by getting out of 
Doc Cance's Aggie Ec final. 

Charles alien Jfraser 


' ' Some that smile have in their hearts, I fear, millions of 

Plymouth K 2 House 

Plymouth High School 

1893; Chemistry; K 2. 

Plymouth is proud of two things — the Rock and 
"Baldy", and that is enough for any small town. He 
is remarkably proficient at telephoning. At the old 
Lanthorne, while he was still a member of those nonenti- 
ties, the unclassified students (a root of the genus imper- 
fecti), the call "Fraser on the telephone" was far from 
rare. He is also noted for his ability to sit back and 
smile, while others sweat over finals. Come, stretch those 
six foot appendages and show a little Aggie speed. We 
all know it is in you, for you've shown it. 

Srtfjur Heater Jfrelltcb 

' 'Fido" 

' ' / believe they talked of me, for they laughed constantly" 

Everett 13 Phillips Street 

Everett High School 

1895; Chemistry; B K <I>. 

This officious looking personage has entered upon his 
second childhood, as is evidenced by his gray hairs and 
his baby linguistic endeavors. In the Everett High 
School he learned to wear those impressive tortoise-shell 
glasses and prepared to weather the storms of the now 
defunct triumvirate. His verbosity is very imposing; 
he has some line — in fact, it's a whole rope-pull. The 
fact that he loves the ladies has nothing to do with his 
holding a job in a poultry market during the summer. 
As a society man he is second only to Faneuf; he may 
be seen any of these days fussing around the aromatic lab. 


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Camillc Palbtotn Jfuller 

"His years are young, but his experience old" 

Quincy Commons Club 

Quincy High School 

1896; Microbiology; Commons Club; 1918 Index 

The secret of Camille's success at Aggie has been in his 
inherent gentlemanliness, his good-tempered equanimity, 
and his perseverance. He is also possessed of something 
of an artistic temperament, and many of the photographs 
in this volume owe their existence to his sense of the ap- 
propriate and careful technical skill. Strange stories con- 
cerning the banquet scrap at Plum Trees hover about of 
late, for with an Aggieite of Camille's romantic temper- 
ment romance can be found even in such occupations as 
clearing up after a fracas. 

Cfjomajs Jeffergott dagger 

' 'Thobs" 
"A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance" 

Uxbridge 14 North College 

Uxbridge High School 

1895; Agriculture; AS*; Class Baseball (1, 2); 
Class Basketball (1, 2); Varsity Baseball (2); Sergeant-at- 
Arms (2). 

"Tom" hails from the beautiful little hamlet of Ux- 
bridge. At an early age he developed a propensity for 
heaving round stones over the fence, and came to Aggie 
with "Goo" and "Kenn" to transform this ability into 
throwing baskets the whole length of the floor. "Thors" 
has a remarkable asset, his beaming smile, and he uses it 
to get around the umps in baseball. Between the seasons 
"Tom" studies Agriculture, as he intends to go back to 
the farm and make it blossom like the rose, therein follow- 
ing the example of his illustrious namesake. 

jflabcl ifflapbeto (Sifforb 


"There's nothing ill can dwell in such a temple" 

West Tisbury 6 Nutting Avenue 

Mt. Hermon School 
1895; Economics; Commons Club; Band (1, 2, 3). 
"Giff" is of the vintage of Marthas Vineyard, and ap- 
parently of good stock. He makes efficient grafts and 
cuttings, but better whistles. Though quiet, he is of the 
fiber of which musicians are made. Indeed, he manipu- 
lates the trombone ' ' to beat the band." He is the type of 
a man that we know will make good and we wish him the 
best of luck. 

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Jlatfjan Warner (Gillette 

' ' The children laugh loud as they troop to his call" 

Revere 5 South College 

Revere High School 

1896; Agricultural Education; QTV; Collegian 
Board (2, 3); 1918 Index Board; Class Secretary (2); 
Class Track (2); Class Basketball (1, 2). 

Here we have a by-product of Revere — called "Nappy" 
for short. Sometimes he studies, but his real hobby is 
boys' club work. And when it comes to giving the little 
fellows a good time, Nathan is a "Johnnie on the spot". 
They follow him as a dog his master. At times, however, 
his attention is wont to wander from his fold to the genus 
femina, but this is only natural. "Nappy" is also an 
ambitious fellow and likes to be in about everything except 
the classroom. 

George Itucien <§oobrrtige 

"Though learned, well-bred, and though well-bred, sincere" 

Melrose A X A House 

Melrose High School 

1896; Animal Husbandry; A X A; Six-man Rope Pull 

The strength of character which marks "Goody" belies 
his nickname. His strong build, erect carriage, and steadi- 
ness and persistence in ail his work go far toward winning 
him friends. But even these friends cannot fathom his 
extravagant desire to milk cows; for it seems as though 
his vacations' labor on dairy farms would reduce it to a 
minimum. This same idea has led him to take Animal 
Husbandry, which vocation, we hope, will not draw him 
from New England to the ranches of the "wild and woolly 

William 3(rbing <£>oot>U)tn 


"What man. dare, I darel" 

Bradford A X A House 

Haverhill High School 

1896; Economics; AX A; Six-man Rope Pull (.1); 
Orchestra (1); Mandolin Club (1); Manager Class Indoor 
Rifle Team(l); Varsity Football (3). 

Since February 19, 1896, "Gyp" has been chiefly noted 
for a determination to carry thru to a successful completion 
whatever he undertook. His early history isn't well 
known, but upon his arrival at Aggie he became a royal 
member of the Brooks Farm gang, and immediately gave a 
good account of himself in the first picture scrap. This 
was followed in his next year by sterling efforts on (lie 
sophomore six-man rope pull team. He lias the right 
idea with regard to his studies also; never a grind, he has 
stuck with them until, as with his other activities, success 
has been the result. 


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Jfrcbertck George #orbon 

' ' Virtue is its own reward" 

Plymouth North Pleasant Street 

Plymouth High School 

1897; Poultry; Class Cross Country (1, 2, 3); Class 
Track (1, 2); Varsity Cross Country (3). 

Fred first saw light in Cambridge, but, not being satis- 
fied with that city, he tried others; however, he was 
forced, like the Pilgrims, to the conclusion that Plymouth 
was the best place. He is a quiet fellow whose chief ath- 
letic interest is in running. At M. A. C. he first found 
trouble when he tackled his namesake's course, wherein 
he found that a similarity of names does not necessarily 
indicate a similarity of minds. He is majoring in poultry 
so that he can go back to the Cape and help solve the 
problem of the poultry supply in Massachusetts. 

ifttilton Perforb <grap 

"A chip off the old block." 

Woods Hole 13 Phillips Street 

Falmouth High School 

1895; Poultry; *2K; Class Football (1); Class Track 

Once a son of '17, "Sam" found it better to his liking 
in '18, and has always proved a loyal man. He has always 
been a star in studies, and was a critic for the best of writ- 
ers. His friends expect to see published a work of wonder 
by this versatile student. "Sam" spends his summers on 
the briny deep collecting specimens that tax the brains of 
the sophomores in the zoo lab. "Sam" seldom says no 
and is a friend well worth having. We know that he will 
be an efficient man whatever he does, and we wish him the 
best kind of luck. 

Jforrest <^rapjSon 

"As wild of thought and gay of wing as Eden's garden bird" 

Milford 1 North College 

Milford High School 

1895; Dairying; A 2 4>; Class Football (1, 2); Cap- 
tain Class Football (2); Class Baseball (1, 2); Class 
Basketball (1, 2); Captain Class Basketball (2); Varsity 
Football (3). 

This product of the jungles of Milford is a regular guy. 
He is game for anything from dragging a chaperone to an 
informal to hooking a freight to the Dartmouth game, 
and is as timid and shy as a rhinoceros at bay. His worm- 
like form may be seen on the football field or the basket- 
ball floor, playing the game hard and putting the pep into 
his team. Moreover, he has something in his scolex, and 
wallops the books in the same way he hits everything 
else he tackles. Forrest's specialty is class scraps — 
nuf ced. 


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Jfoster lUngSlep dairies* 

"No wit like thine to make a jest" 

Peabody 120 Pleasant Street 

Peabody High School 

1896; Forestry; Commons Club; Mandolin Club (2, 
3); 1918 Index Board. 

Foster was born in Salem October 11, 1896, but was 
reared in the "Tannery Town". His well-known sobri- 
quet was bestowed because of his summer vacation la- 
bors in the wr.y of tacking leather. Foster is a member 
of the Mandolin Club. Turn to the picture of the Man- 
dolin Club and see how unconcerned he looks in a dress 
suit. " Tacks'" major is forestry and he intends to do 
graduate work at Yale. F. K. may go over the moun- 
tains to see the timber; but it is rumored he is becoming 
a sure enough "fusser". 

Jforregt §s>awzbutp Stance 

' 'A prodigy of learning" 

Paterson, N. J. Colonial Inn 

Paterson High School 

1896; Landscape; X. 

This handsome, ever-chuckling Jersey youth has been 
growing fat steadily since his freshman year, in spite of his 
association with the other two members of the restless 
Paterson trio. He did not become really famous until 
the Great Movie War of 1916; in that dreadful conflict he 
soon became the hero, and although the evidence against 
him was merely a large feldspar boulder concealed in his 
pocket, he pleaded guilty, to the great surprise of Prof. 
Neal's crack reporting squad. If at any time you happen 
to see an up-to-the-minute Ford spinning around the 
campus, inspect it carefully and perhaps you may see 
Forrest carefully picking out the road from the ruts. We 
heartily recommend him to any landscape corporation 
who can use a live wire. 

&alpJ) Wallace ^artooob 

"A man in all the world's new fashion planted" 

Barre 4> 2 K House 

Barre High School 

1895; Agriculture; <I>2K; Manager Class Track (1); 
Class Hockey (1, 2); Sophomore-Senior Hop Committee 
(2); Class Athletic Board (1). 

"Pete" is the proverbial maiden, handsome as any one 
could wish — and such a fine complexion. He is a hearty, 
straightforward, dependable chap who never gets excited, 
as was shown in the banquet scrap at Sunderland last 
year. "Pete" has confined his activities to hockey, where 
he put up a great game at forward in both class games. 
Always jovial, ever willing to do anything for a friend — 
he has no foes. No one ever accused him of talking too 
nAich, but when he does have a word to say it is worth 
hearing. This is but a brief summary of "Pete", for we 
know that the future will for itself discover him a worthy 


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Robert Borman ^atolep 

"That hath a mint of phrases in his brain" 

Springfield <I> 2 K House 

Springfield High School 

1895; Economics; *EK; Fraternity Conference (3); 
Class Football (1); Class Basketball (1, 2); Class Athletic 
Board (3); Manager Varsity Baseball (3). 

All men have ambitions, but not all realize them — 
"Bob", however, is one who does. When he entered the 
institution there was a charm in the managership of base- 
ball for him. He did not sit down and long for it, but 
went after it — the only real way to get things. He has 
been a mainstay of the class basketball team for two 
years and he put up a great game of football for the class 
his freshman year. He has made friends in the class 
rapidly, and our best wishes go out into the world with 

&lin l^apeg 


"He is complete in feature and in mind" 

Lawrence 7 Nutting Avenue 

Phillips Andover Academy 

A little present straight from Tech, and maybe we 
don't appreciate it! ! Just because our Dean is keeping 
him on probation doesn't mean that our class is. In fact, 
it's quite the opposite; we welcome him with "The more, 
the merrier". The faculty especially ought to appreciate 
him, for he was so careful about breaking probation rules 
that he hesitated about going to Hamp to have his picture 
taken for our Index. 

$aul 3John ^effron 


"Full many a flower is bom to blush unseen" 

Sherborn Birch Lawn 

Sherborn High School 
1S95; Agriculture; Commons Club; Catholic Club. 
Paul, thinking it wise to follow his brothers' example, 
bravely set out from Sherborn in the fall of 1913 on his 
way to M. A. C. to become a freshman at what he called 
the one American college. Despite his earnest efforts he 
was obliged to leave the class of 1917 and join 'lS's happy 
throng. He is perfectly contented with the change, and 
is proving to be a studious, ambitious, and loyal son of 
Aggie. Sherborn will be none too big for him. 


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lito Clement Wiggins 


"What ho, Aldeborontiphoscophornio\ 
Where left you Chrononhotordhologos?" 

Amesbury 24 Beston Street 

Amesbury High School 

1896; Journalism; Debating Club; Catholic Club; 
Stockbridge Club; Le Cercle Francais; Class Track 
(1,2); 1918 Index Board; Squib. 

Nirvana has no charms for this "Bard of Amesbury" 
when, seated before his lil* ol' typewriter, he pounds out 
frown busters for the Squib and the Index, and dreams of 
the day when a journalist he will be. "Hig" is tender- 
hearted, for although the girls have been unable to "fox" 
him, he has a great fondness for the chickens and for 
"Billy". Little does he care for the sciences nor frets he 
much from overwork, and wherever "L. C." is, divil-a-bit 
do clouds withstand his happy presence. Education, 'tis 
a pity, seems to be subduing his effervescence and ladening 
him with care. In spite of his joviality, in the council 
chambers "Hig" is there with a punch. 

Harriett Jfrankltn l^iUtfeet 

"A sweet attractive kind of grace, 
A full assurance given by looks" 
Lynn 9 Phillips Street 

Lynn Classical High School 
1896; Agriculture; 2 K. 

Harriett is our "co-ed" mystery — we find it hard to 
fathom her. The strangeness of new surroundings has at 
no time "phased" her — she remains quiet, observant, and 
calmly frank. In her "brevity is the soul of wit". In- 
deed, she is quite democratic; for with her "all men count, 
but none too much". 

(gcorge jfrebertcb holmes 

"Were silence golden, I'd be a millionaire" 

Ipswich 60 North Pleasant Street 

Manning High School 

1S96; Economics; Commons Club. 

A man hewn out of solid oak is George, who comes from 
Ipswich but without any yarn. After progressing from 
the newsboy and high school leader stage he enlisted in the 
'IS army as a private. His industry and rugged stuff 
made him a general friend. His experience handling men 
gave him an asset for class scraps. He helps build "that 
team." He jangles a tin sword with the rest of the officers 
as a result of an early love for tactics inspired by the ex- 
ample of Sampson, a former wife of George F. lie is very 
ambitious, although he had some restaurant experience, 
and we watch his progress with delight and hope that 
George will be taken for what lie is sterling. 


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Robert palmer holmes! 


"Alack, there lies more peril in thine eye 
Than in twenty of their swords" 

Wakefield Aggie Inn 

Wakefield High School ' 

1894; Floriculture; K 2; Class Football (1, 2); Var- 
sity Football (2, 3); Class Hockey (1, 2); Class Baseball 

"Woof, woof" the "bloody Englishman" hails from 
Wakefield, where he acquired a most wonderful imagina- 
tion. "Bob" can keep one interested for hours at a time 
by relating his experiences among the snow clad mountains 
of Canada or in the tropical regions of Wakefield and 
South America. He takes part in all the college activities 
but basketball and fussing, which he thinks are too rough 
for one with a delicate constitution. Our friend expects 
to devote his time and energy to the study of floriculture, 
that is, when he is not busy waiting on customers at the 
Aggie Inn. 

Arthur Jflerchant ^otoarb 


"Blessed are the innocent , for they have lots to learn" 

Pittsfield 84 Pleasant Street 

Pittsfield High School 

1895; Agriculture; 2 * E. 

"Art" is one of the chosen few who have come to us 
from western Massachusetts to learn the new methods of 
farming. His originality and wide-open smile-that-won't- 
come-off have been tremendous factors in gaining him his 
popularity about the campus. Like a brave, even if 
somewhat battle-scarred, veteran, he takes delight in 
looking back over the battlefields of math and physics. 
Only one question regarding his otherwise perfectly trans- 
parent manner of life worries us — sh-h-h! We sometimes 
wonder why his visits to Westfield are so frequent. 

Albert C&toarb ^otoe 

"/ have a little studied physics, but now I'm all for music" 

Needham Lincoln Avenue 

Needham High School 

1S94; Agronomy; Orchestra (1, 2, 3); Mandolin Club 

Needham was too dull for " Al," so he forsook his native 
haunts and cast his lot with old '18. "Al" shines with 
the 'cello, and every year we find him one of the mainstays 
of our orchestra. But best of all is his sunny disposition 
and cheery smile, with which he greets everyone unreserv- 
edly. We can see a great future for "A. E.", even though 
he chooses agronomy for his major. 


Honalti Jfranris ^otoes 

' 'Books were his passion and delight" 

Ashfield Birch Lawn 

Sanderson Academy 

1898; Pomology; Y. M. C. A. 

Our infant prodigy from Ashfield is a living exemplifica- 
tion of the fact that youth and brilliancy commonly go 
together. "Don" is one of the youngest members of his 
class, nevertheless he has succeeded in performing several 
notable scholastic feats; e. g., he was one of the triplets 
who were spared the ordeal of the sophomore, agronomy 
final. Also, we feel obliged to assure the reader that the 
specimen doesn't bite, notwithstanding the expression 
and intonation of something approaching righteous re- 
sentment that he habitually employs. 

$aul Jfigfec ^unnetodl 


"I awoke one morning and found myself famous" 
Winthrop $SK House 

Somerville High School 
1895; Economics; * 2 K; Class Hockey (1,2); Class 
Football (1); Manager Class Basketball (1, 2); Class 
Athletic Board (1). 

"Honey" — of course a ladies' man; for what fair damsel 
could resist the gentleman portrayed here? Gentle 
reader, cast your eyes upward and judge for yourself ere 
you turn the page. He has made friends rapidly, for 
you could always spend an entertaining evening tall ing to 
him. He has ideas on most subjects, and original ones, 
too, that had never occurred to you before. "Honey" 
takes part in most all branches of athletics and has worked 
his hardest to make '18 come out on top in her class con- 
tests. He views the world thru rose-colored glasses, is 
always happy, and scatters sunshine wherever he goes. 

©ouglas ^cnbcrsson $untoon 

"The world knows nothing of her greatest nun" 

Norwood <!' 2 K House 

Norwood High School 

1894; Poultry; *2 K; Class Baseball (1); Class Track 
(1, 2); Class Football (1). 

"Doug" is somewhat of a large fellow but he keeps it 
all to himself. He is a consistent plugger at the books 
and consequently has always been able to take a little 
extra vacation at final times. He appears to some to be 
wrapped up in a shell, but when the shell is broken there 
always emerges something well worth while. "Hun" 
is a great admirer of the gentle sex, but has never showed 
us that he is very much interested in Smith or the femmes 
over the mountain. When "Doug" goes out into the 
world, he has the best wishes of the class with him. 


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&alpf) Walter ^urlburt 

' 'Walt" 
"Diligence is the mother of good fortune" 

Ashley Falls 94 Pleasant Street 

Searles High School 

1896; Agriculture; 2 * E; Stockbridge Club; Y. M. 
C. A.; Class Rifle Team (1, 2); General Improvement 

Another representative of the House of Berkshire. 
Walter is a born farmer, his specific tastes leading toward 
dairying. He played football, baseball, and basketball in. 
high school, but has never followed up athletics here ex- 
cept to make the class rifle team. However, he is deter- 
mined to make the most of his opportunities, and carried 
away the sophomore improvement prize last June. He 
is a shark at math; he is not musically inclined, dances 
little and fusses less. "Walt" is a hard worker, a good 
student, a quiet but congenial fellow. 

Jtlargaret &eble SUman 

''Demure, a studious girl" 
Schuyler Falls, N. Y. Draper Hall 

Tilton Seminary 
1895; Agricultural Education. 

"Just a maid, not afraid" to come to an agricultural 
college; for she is a country lass, and knows the joys of 
early rising. Moreover, she is quite erudite, and thus has 
been attracted by the glories of '18 to such an extent that 
she left '17 in the second half of her sophomore year. 
Since her return she has been doubly quiet and studious, 
whence we doubt whether her presence has been duly ap- 
preciated. We must not overlook the fact that she comes 
from Connecticut, whence have also originated, as was re- 
marked recently, "other of our great men". 

Srbing Meatier 3ngallg 

' ' What if it looks like rain? It's fine now" 
Brooklyn, N. Y. BK* House 

Manual Training High School 
1896; Chemistry; BK*; Class Cross Country (2); 
Class Rifle Team (1); Class Track (1); Squib Board. 

This boid foist saw the light of the electric light in 
Brooklyn. He is the minor member of that famous com- 
bination "Ingie and his line", which line is all bull and a 
yard wide. "Ingie" showed his class spirit by finishing 
eighteenth in the Tech cross country run. His dry humor 
and everlasting arguments are the spice of our young 
lives, although they are not exactly pleasing to "Uncle's" 
major advisor Smith. 


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gfotatjam Jepsfep 


"I am not in the roll of common men" 

Medway Birch Lawn 

East Boston High School 
1895; Chemistry. 

A graduate of Boston's school system, "Abe" has been 
sent to us as a living incarnation of a modern Galileo. 
He shines with undeniable luster in math, and although 
he has chosen chemistry as a major, he has twice managed 
to elude Miss Goessman's English exam. His stories of 
M. I. T. are certainly illuminating. We trust that those 
who have left our fold and gone to Tech are as profuse in 
their praises of their erstwhile Alma Mater as he is of his 
freshman year at M. I. T. 

Pirgcr Hats* 3Fof)ngon 

' 'Johnnie" 
" Self commaritt is his main elegance" 

Dorchester 29 McClellan Street 

Dorchester High School 

1895; Chemistry; K T #; Class Baseball (1). 

"B. L." has as many different kinks in his character' as 
there are inches in his lofty stature. His talents range all 
the way from baseball to machinery and mathematics; 
once his brow begins to furrow like a plowed held and his 
tawny hair to bristle, he has never been stopped by any 
physics problem up to date. Of all his studies, however, 
he has least preferred animal husbandry and agronomy. 
Although his temperament is capable of varying on occa- 
sion from slight dejection to almost desperate hilarity, for 
the most part he displays an equanimity that makes him 
one of the sanest of friends. 

Carl Jfranctfi Hetmebp 


"The fellow picks up wit as pigeons peas" 
Milford 8 North College 

Milford High School 
1894; Economics; AS*; Catholic Club; Class Base- 
ball (1, 2). 

When Carl first made his appearance here with the class 
of 1918, he was voted the best looking man in liis class by 
the coeds of that time. Since then he has added knowledge 
to "looks"; though he seems unable to resist the tempta- 
tion "to kid informalites". His clog dances, which arc 
the amazement and terror of "North Dorm," by reason 
of the attendant racket, are easily pardonable, as his 
genial nature makes friends for him wherever he goes. We 
expect nothing less of him than a promising community 


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Jflarsfjall 0lir\ llanpftear 


' ' This man for genius, wit, and lore, 
Among the first ivas numbered" 

Windsor, Conn. K 2 House 

Hartford High School 

1894; Agriculture; K2; Stoekbridge Club; Collegia?! 
Board (1, 2, 3); 1918 Index Board; Junior Brom Commit- 
tee; Class Secretary (2). 

Two years and a half is all too little in which to get 
acquainted with this delightful composite; so that we are 
quite undecided as yet whether he is more of a lady than 
a rough-houser, more of a social light in temporary abey- 
ance than a master of satire, or whether perhaps he may 
not be more of an all-round good fellow than any of these. 
"Whitey's" forte is writing, whence his present job as 
managing editor of the Collegian as well as that requiring 
him to grind out sundry reams of copy to fill these columns 
against the day of need. 

ILetaig l&cnxv Uatorcnce 

"A lad of mettle — a good boy" 

Falmouth 79 Bleasant Street 

Lawrence High School 

1896; Floriculture; Commons Club. 

This long, lean specimen was born on March 10, 1896, 
in Falmouth, Massachusetts. He safely passed thru 
High School and arrived at Aggie with us to take up his 
favorite study, mathematics, which, however, seems to 
give him considerable bother. Botany, though, is his 
strong point, and his herbarium was one of the very finest. 
To talk with him is to know what part of the world he 
comes from, as one of his chief objects in life seems to be to 
convince people that Cape Cod is a "darned fine place" 
to live in. 

&alpi) Milfaer Hatoton 

' ' Tis better to be brief than tedious" 

Fall River 17 Fearing Street 

Fall River High School 

1896; Floriculture; Commons Club. 

Yes, this modest, silent, but nevertheless determined 
aspirant for the post of military advisor to Fresident Wil- 
son is from Fall River, but don't let that prejudice you. 
His mask of thoughtful expression conceals a capacity for 
making himself useful, as some of the '19 men who occupied 
the Flint Lab during the banquet season could testify. 
He has an appreciation for a good joke, though he can't 
seem to spring one himself. We almost forgot to say 
that at the beach last summer "Jawn" proved that he 
has the makings of a hero. For more information see the 
files of the Fall River News. 


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a^alpf) gbtanlep Heonarb 

"Belter be small and shine than be great and cast a shadow" 

Melrose 120 Pleasant Street 

Melrose High School 

1896; Pomology. 

M. I. T. became too small to hold this youth, hence he 
sought a bigger place; bringing up at M. A. C. as a 
sophisticated junior. Of course we don't know him real 
well, but from a brief acquaintance, we think he will settle 
down to be a loyal " Aggieite". Then too, his aspirations 
toward the cross country team point out an active career 
for him. 

Bartotn Solomon ILcbine 


' ' His worth is warrant for his welcome here" 
Sherborn 11}^ Amity Street 

Sarvin Academy 
1897; Forestry. 

Darwin comes to us from the Sherborn High School. 
While there he played football, but, finding it too strenu- 
ous, he has taken up fussing instead, and now qualifies as 
an expert therein. He is a man of studious habits, and 
his interpretations of Browning quickly made for him a 
way into Dean Lewis' heart. He is also somewhat of a 
poet, having written a collection of poems which Miss 
Goessman has edited and which he expects to print in the 
near future. 

JBabib ifflanjeto UtpsfjtreS 

"The business of this man looks out of Kim" 

Roxbury Flint Lab. 

Somerville High School 

1896; Economics; Commons Club; Debating Club 
(1, 2, 3); Greater-Boston Club; Manager Musical Clubs 
(3); Sec.-Treas. Greater-Boston Club; Roister Doisters 
(1); Class Football (1); Class Basketball (2); Class 
Debating Team (1); Varsity Debating Team (1, 2); 1918 
Index Board; Squib Board; Public Speaking Council; 
Student committee on 50th anniversary. 

Forsooth! You behold before you the most energetic 
little Christmas present ever displayed before bewildered 
and admiring relatives. However, Aggie thinks well of 
him, which is recommendation enough. "Dave" is an 
active partner in several well-known business enterprises, 
among which is the Squib. He became a varsity debater 
his freshman year, and was picked as one of the three best 
in college. That he has an analytical mind is shown by his 
choice of Agricultural Economics as a major. His quick 
wit and energetic qualities have endeared him both to 
1918 and the whole student body. 


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Militant Rupert Hortng 


"He was a man all in all 
I shall not look upon his like again" 

Great Barrington Physics Lab. 

Searles High School 

1893; Agricultural Education; 2 <J> E; Stockbridge 
Club; 1918 Index Board; Burnham Eight (1, 2); Six-man 
Rope Pull (2); Class Debating Team (2). 

Here he is, the rustic son of agriculture from the Berk- 
shires. We have modified "Bill's" idea of life somewhat, 
but there are two things about him we have not changed — 
his comely gait and his ethical idea of the gentler sex. 
"Bill's" biggest flaw is his lack of one. This may be the 
reason why he always sees them in others. But he is 
bound to succeed, if from nothing more than his name — 
consider Bill Shakespeare, Bill Bryan, Buffalo Bill, and, 
last but not least, Billv Sunday. 

Iloute Jlartttt ILponi 

"Doesn't talk much; just does things 1 ' 
Norwell East Experiment Station 

Norwell High School 
1897; Agricultural Education; A X A; Varsity Track 
(1, 2); Class Track (1, 2); Varsity Cross Country (1, 2); 
Class Cross Country (1, 2); Captain Class Track (2). 

You could never accuse "Louie" of being noisy, in fact, 
he is so quiet that you would never know he was near. 
Quietness in him is a virtue rather than a fault, and saves 
time for him by avoiding useless words with strangers. 
Achievement is his motto, and success seems to have at- 
tended him so far, his splendid track work being a fair 

3oi)n Sfosicpi) iHaginnis 

"The mills of Lawrence grind slowly but surely" 

Lawrence A S <J> House 

Lawrence High School 

1895; Economics; AS*; Varsity Baseball (1, 2); 
Class Baseball (1,2). 

The pride of Lawrence has been known to astonish 
many denizens of the Aggie campus with his sure aim, 
both with repartee, paper wads, and the horsehide pellet. 
His excellent showing as varsity second baseman the 
spring of his freshman year qualified him admirably for 
his duties as captain of the sophomore zoo lab sharpshoot- 
ers. Occasionally he lias been known to indulge in study- 
ing as a side line. "Mac" intends to pursue money and 
sundry species of -optera with an entomologist's net 
after being graduated. 


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grtfjur ££>itmej> Jflallorep 

"Young in limbs, old in judgment" 

Lynn 15 Hallock Street 

Lynn English High School 

1894; Agriculture. 

Still waters run deep, and "Sid", though not by any 
means self-assertive, is noted for perseverance. Outside 
of studying, which occupies most of his time, his chief oc- 
cupation is planning poultry houses for Professor Graham. 
During the summer, his chief duties are caring for chickens 
(literally speaking) and a cow or two in the New Hampshire 
hills. Contrary to appearances, he says one of his chief 
difficulties is keeping away from the girls. He expects to 
put in his spare time lecturing to farmers, having success- 
fully passed thru the ordeal of Agronomy 1. 

Jfflax H>feitimore jUarsfjaU 

"Though learned, well-bred and though well-bred, sincere" 
Amherst 44 Sunset Avenue 

Amherst High School 
1897; Microbiology; K £. 

Max "Hiker" Marshall is the Weston of M. A. C. 
That his quiet demeanor on the campus is no criterion to 
judge him by is evidenced by the stentorian tones used in 
drilling freshmen and his general "Johnny-on-the-spot" 
attitude when there is anything "doin' ". Only a man of 
courageous heart and a desire for unusual and exciting ex- 
periences would have undertaken to walk from Amherst to 
Michigan, but Max accomplished this and contemplates 
even more ambitious "stunts". 

Ultlliam tytmp jfWcHcc 


"Thai man thai hath a tongue, I say, is no man, 
If with his tongue he cannot win u woman." 

Chelsea College SI on' 

Chelsea High School 

1895; Economics; X; Varsity Football (2); Class 
Football (1,2). 

We are mighty glad that "Bill" escaped the big Chelsea 
conflagration. This old Scotchman is the fire under the 
boiler of the College Store enterprise and keeps the steam 
at high pressure all the time. "Bill's" middle name is 
"business" and "success" is his slogan. lie gets wlij'.t he 
goes after whether it's fooling the Big Three or dabbling 
in the game of love. For inspiration, those who desire 
to gather unto themselves the coin of the realm are advised 
to ask "Bill" to tell how he got his first million by repre- 
senting the aluminum trust. 




marten ^enrp JWcJ&aught 


"In arguing, too, the Parson own'd his skill, 
For e'en- though vanquished, he could argue still" 

Plymouth Colonial Inn 

Plymouth High School 

1894; Chemistry; Dramatics (2). 

"Fat" first came into prominence as a member of '18 
in the old Lanthorne. After once hearing his hyena-like 
yelling one would always recognize the approach of War- 
ren. During the. sophomore year ,he was the light of 
"Billy's" physics class and conducted a little session of his 
own to aid some of "Billv's" goats. Since coming to col- 
lege, besides his accomplishments as a student, he has be- 
come a habitual user of the vile weed, and will even speak 
to a girl that he knows. He has gained a reputation of 
being one of the most generous in the class. 

Herbert &anfetn iHc&ae 

"The flower of sweetest smell is shy and lowly" 

Maiden 4 Nutting Avenue 

Maiden High School 

1893; Animal Husbandry; Commons Club; Band (1, 
2, 3). 

"Mac" is another of the men who realized the value of 
belonging to '18, leaving the ranks of '17 in his sophomore 
year. Although he is very quiet most of the time, he 
manages to liven things up occasionally wi' a wee nippie o' 
dry Scotch — what's that? No, no, you're all wrong; wit, 
mon, wit, we were about to say; that's different. But at 
that, you might think so if you heard some of the noise he 
made that alto horn in the band responsible for last year. 
"Mac" hopes to have a farm, probably in Maiden, and 
raise live stock of as good quality as Sophie XIX. 

lixenneth Herop 



"A moral, sensible, and well-bred man" 
Winsted, Conn. K £ House 

Gilbert School 
1892; Landscape; K 2; Senate (3); Fraternity Con- 
ference (3); Business Manager 1918 Index; Glee Club 
(1, 2, 3); Assistant Manager Musical Clubs (3); Sopho- 
more-Senior Hop Committee (2). 

The reason why "Ken" is hailed by all as a worthy 
friend is that he is quiet, modest, unassuming, and whole- 
heartedly optimistic. What could the Dean's office do 
without him? And how would a Kennethless Index Board 
solve its financial problems? Those who have entered the 
portals of his thoughts have found a serious and fair- 
minded attitude towards all important matters. A man 
destined to do big things, and universally welcomed into 
the work of the day and social world because of his re- 
markable adaptability. 


WE 1918 

^arolb 2§albtotn JilillartJ 

"Exceedingly well read" 

Great Barrington Veterinary Lab. 

Searles High School 

1891; Rural Sociology. 

Harold has always been a hard-working, conscientious 
fellow, and a good Berkshirite withal. Among his ac- 
complishments, besides a talent for versifying, are his love 
for books, music, dancing, and girls. He plays a banjo 
quite well. He never blossomed forth as an athlete, 
though he pretends tobe a runner; he has a love for baseball, 
though he has never played it here. "H. B." has spent his 
summers in Amherst since coming to college. Seekonk, a 
suburb of Great Barrington, is his birthplace. Best of all, 
he is a good and true friend to those with whom he makes 

3fobn $acon iHtnor, f r. 

"For thy sake, tobacco, I would do anything but die" 

Plainville, Conn. K 2 House 

Cheshire School 

1896; Chemistry; K 2; Class Football (1); Class 
Rifle Team (1, 2). 

"Jack's" greatest scholastic ambition is to follow in his 
Dad's footsteps. Although he won't make <I> K $ , he 
seems to be getting out of most of his finals. His most 
notable habit seems to be rising at one minute of eight, 
visiting the Aggie Inn, smoking a cigarette, and then 
wandering into class in his usual state of preparedness. 
But he knows how to work it. Although he isn't very 
large outwardly, his friends have found something large 
beating regularly beneath his calm exterior. "Use your 
cuts while you have a chance" is "Jack's" motto. 

Cbtoarb J^afjum jfflitcbcll 

"Endurance is the crowning quality" 

Medford * 2 K House 

Medford High School 

1895; Agronomy; <I> 2 K; Class Cross Country (1, 'J. 
3); Class Track (1, 2); Varsity Track (1); Collegian 
Board (2, 3); 1918 Index Board. 

For versatility commend us to the protracted gentleman 
from Medford. He was equipped by nature with a re- 
markably efficient running apparatus, which he has main- 
tained and developed with very gratifying results — witness 
his cross-country and board track records. In addition, 
he has won for himself a place on the Collegian Board and 
Hie Index Board; has attained third place in the Burnham 
Fight his freshman year; and has taken sufficient interest 
in things military to start him on the road lo promotion 
with a sergeant's duties his sophomore year. 


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Cljeobore J@crttsi jfllitcljeU 

"Outstrips his compeers in each liberal science" 

Needham 15 North College 

Boston Y. M. C. A. Evening Prep. School 

1S90; Entomology; A X A; Orchestra (1, 2, 3); Band 
(1, 2, 3); 1918 Index Board. 

Here we have the other "Mitch", sometimes called 
"T. B." just to differentiate. He has acquired a reputa- 
tion for blowing (his cornet, of course) and by some this is 
not held against him. Like other celebrities, he has his 
weak points, one of the most pronounced of which is his 
liking for "gut" courses, such as agronomy, physics, and 
zoo, not to mention geology. It must have been very 
humiliating for "Ted" when he was obliged to take half of 
the sophomore English final, having successfully escaped 
all the rest. 

Carlos ®aft iHlotocr 

"A foot more light, a step more true 
Ne'er from the counter dashed the slew" 
Montpelier, Vt. K 2 House 

Montpelier High School 
1894; Agronomy; K 2; Glee Club (1, 2, 3). 
This smooth chap hails from the metropolis of Vermont, 
Montpelier, and you have only to mention that state 
to find it out. His freshman year he was induced to go 
over the mountain one night, but since that time he has 
left the fair sex entirely alone. Occasionally "Dear" 
rises to nights of eloquence entirely unsuspected by one 
who is used only to seeing his benign countenance. He 
expects, in the future, to fill the position left vacant by 
our former friend, "Sid" Haskell. 

^Patrick 3Tosicpi) ifflojmifjan 


"I love tranquil solitude and such society as is quiet, wise, 
and good" 

Holyoke AS* House 

Holyoke High School 

1895; Agricultural Education; AS*; Class Football 
(2); Varsity Football (3). 

We owe the accumulation of "Patsy" en route to his 
discontent with the Catholic University at Washington, 
D. C, or perhaps to a natural desire to be near his home in 
Holyoke (or was it Mt. Holyoke he wanted the society of?) 
At any rate Aggie is richer by a corking good football man 
by reason of the deal. We fear it was a bit unhospitable 
in the Triumvirate to meet him with the traditional wel- 
come (?), but "Pat" managed to weather thru in fair 
shape. "P. J." spends his summers extracting kale from 
the city's coffers, and Dame Rumor hath it that there is a 
little Elmwood girl who helps him enjoy it. 


WE 1918 INft 

(gaplorb grtijur i&etoton 

"He's gentle and not fearful" 

Durham, Conn. 21 Fearing Street 

Middletown High School 

1898; Animal Husbandry; Commons Club; Stock- 
bridge Club; Y. M. C. A. 

"Newt," as he is commonly called, hails from the Nut- 
meg State. The spice of his existence seems to be animal 
husbandry ; for he is rumored to have broken in colts, and 
trained oxen to the yoke in a masterly way. Otherwise, 
the even tenor of his habits has been as quiet and unal- 
tered as the hills (for the same space of time). We wonder 
if his apparent reserve is merely a youthful state of coma, 
from which he will some day emerge to find himself a star 
in oratory and arts. 

Larimer Clpbe J^orcross 

"A firm quick step and a firm quick liearl" 

Brimfield 35 East Pleasant Street 

Springfield Technical High School 

1893-; Agriculture. Glee Club. 

This stalwart son of the soil strode masterfully upon 
the campus in the fall of 1914, dropped his bundles, took a 
hasty look around, and, finding the place to his liking, 
promptly settled down. Although of a somewhat retiring 
nature, this flaxen-haired young giant more than makes 
up for it by his work in the class-room. He is what is 
known as a "shark" in all subjects. It is very rarely that 
he is not ready for a good time, his favorite beverage being 
sweet cider. "Norkie" is every inch a man — and there are 
lots of inches — and one well worth knowing. 

ILegtct i^tcJjolsf €>toamss 


"Thy modesty's a candle to thy merit" 
Salem 79 Pleasant Street 

Salem High School 
1895; Microbiology; Assistant Manager Basketball (3). 
To most of those who know him he is just Lester, but to 
a few of us he is known as "Curses". In his early youth 
he moved from Waltham, his birthplace, to the Witch 
City, whose high school prepared him effectually for his 
struggles with the Triumvirate here. He is a "one girl" 
advocate, and Creeper's horse is fast wearing out by rea- 
son of the frequency of her letters. He contemplates the 
pursuit of microbes as a life work, as well as preparing 
himself on the side to be a sort of chemical Sherlock 



Sugtuit iteonarb 0txttl 


South Hadley Falls 

South Hadley High School 

1895; Animal Husbandry. 

August came to us when we were learning to be sopho- 
mores, and shared with us the vicissitudes of our contests 
with the freshmen. To him, the studies that every sopho- 
more fears were but obstacles to be surmounted, and his 
complacent, confident air of going about them made it 
apparent that he would have no trouble from that quarter. 
In college activities he has taken little part, for he believes 
that it is better to do one thing well than to do many 
things poorly. For the future, we predict that his pru- 
dence, wisdom, and patience will bring him success in his 
chosen field, Animal Husbandry. 

jfrattrisi fatness (J^'^cron 


''This gentleman has happily arrived for his own good and 
ours' ' 

East Milton 5 North College 

Milton High School 

1893; Botany; 2 <$> E; Fraternity Conference (3). 

Time, the fall of 1915. Enter two new personalities on 
this campus. The smaller figure with the omnipresent 
"roll-up" between his fingers is the subject of the present 
discourse. He has a quiet and self-contained, but mag- 
netic manner. Again, that fall in the classroom we saw 
that this same reserved classmate of ours is always ready 
to aid a fellow when he can, and does so with sympathy 
and understanding. His sense of humor is keen, his 
ability to "string" a fellow being practically unsurpassed, 
and harmlessly exercised. In a word, he is a wonderful 
pal — a most loyal little big person. 

©liber Jflaurtce 0'^.dll 


"Man delights not me; no, nor woman either" 

Dorchester 29 McClellan Street 

Dorchester High School 
1S93; Chemistry; K T <!>. 

Oliver, alias "Tip", claims he is of very good Scotch 
descent, and as proof twirls his r's and places Burns above 
all poets; but his face and beard give him away. The 
former is as open and frank as that of any son of old Erin, 
and the latter is long and dark fifty-two times a year. 
"Tip's" chief delights are his pipe and his chemistry, and 
it is the prayer of us all that some day he will combine the 
two with the beneficent result of eliminating the chem 
lab from the reaction. 


WE 1918 m 

Hatorcnce -^cnrp $atcf) 


"In peace, there is nothing so becomes a man as modest 
stillness and humility" 

Wenham Wilder Hall 

Salem High School 

1896; Agriculture; @ X; Y. M. C. A. 

Such was the name added to the Wenham directory 
soon after March 15, 1S96. The roar of the nearby ocean 
has been a part of his life, which explains the fact that he 
can sit cheerfully thru the lectures of some of our roaring 
profs with such fortitude and patience. His usual aspect 
is one of benevolent tranquillity, which may not be logical, 
for we learn that he is about to take up dancing, which, 
mingled with his occasional trips over the mountain, is 
liable to raise havoc with any good intentions. 

artfmr Victor $etit 

"Enlarged him and made a friend of him" 

Amherst 31 East Pleasant Street 

Amherst High School 

1894; Chemistry; Varsity Football (3); Class Football 
(1, 2). 

Is there any of us who has not noted the dignity, the 
urbanity of "Vic" Petit? And he a chemist, too! Tough, 
to hide that natural smile, the neat manner, the capacity 
for laughing as well as for dinner, in a test-tubular, flasky 
laboratory. And as for business management, Victor 
handles things almost as easily as Kennedy coins a "fairy 
stunt". When "Vic" gets excited we eat plank steaks at 
Draper; all of which goes to say that he is an intensive 
chemist and an extensive friend with a circle of geniality 
as rotund as the perimeter of his white flannel jeans at the 
zone of attachment. 

Clarence Bttcfttc -pfnpps 

"Oh! How sad a thing is a man in love!" 
Dorchester 88 Pleasant Street 

1895; Entomology; X; Rifle Team (2). 




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clean strong mind and heart that has won for him the 
respect and affection of his classmates. 


WE 1318 im 

etitoarb William 


" goes the weasel'' 

Albany, N. Y. 9 North College 

Albany High School 

1894; Floriculture; AS*. 

When the trainman at the South Station begins to 
bellow "Worcester, Palmer, Springfield, Pittsfield, Albany, 
and the West, 'board! ! ! " Edward pricks up his ears and 
shows vast intelligence, for, prithee, 'tis me 'ome. Ed- 
ward has lived there for some time, for he was born quite 
young and has resided in said place since. But wait — said 
place has not yet been said. If at all curious ask "Pop" 
and he will put it on the map; we leave one little hint. 
It's the capital of New York. "Pepper's" pastime proves 
to be the light fantastic. Very good, Eddie. 

3fameg Congbon -potoell 

"Youth on the prow and pleasure at the helm" 

Newport, R. I. 6 South College 

Rogers High School 

1895; Pomology; Q T V; Mandolin Club (1, 2, 3); 
Collegian Board (1, 2, 3). 

"Jim" was washed up on the shores of Newport with 
the rest of the mermaids and seaweed about twenty-one 
years ago. Thus "Jim" instinctively exhibits a peculiar 
affection for maids in general and "the weed" in particular. 
James Congdon can flirt like a widow with nine grave- 
stones to her credit. They say that co-eds will gather 
around just as if they were a lot of kittens and "Jim" had a 
pan of milk. Good looks and a pleasant manner are a 
tremendous handicap sometimes, "Jim", but we'll put our 
money on you to be up with the leaders at the finish. 

©liber #oobell -pratt 

"I am resolved to grow fat and look young till forty" 

Salem K 2 House 

Salem High School 

1896; Pomology; K 2; 1918 Index Board. 

It takes all kinds to make a world — hence "Slats". 
This length of the thread of existence wandered in with 
the rest of pur tribe and easily found himself a place in our 
midst. Ever since that day we have been trying to pick a 
flaw in him, but to date without success. He has no bad 
habits, goes to bed early nights, and never even wastes his 
substance on the Hamp cars. There is a rumor that he 
gathered "dope" from freshman class meetings at banquet 
season last year, attending said meetings with impunity, 
because, having no breadth, he was entirely invisible. 


WE 1918 

fofm Jieteoif $reble 


"Ordained to guide the embodied spirit home" 

Jamaica Plain X House 

West Roxbury High School 
1895; Pomology; X; Y. M. C. A. (1, 2, 3); Roister 
Bolsters (1, 2). 

One Easter morning this cute little chap was left in 
Jamaica Plain. "Jack" pursued his studies diligently 
and in due time became an Aggie man. Spasmodically 
John leaves college (for a few hours) and departs for parts 
unknown (?) ; we even saw him at an informal once. If 
he hadn't gone over to Carnegie Hall one night we could 
give him the prize for being the model boy. "Jack" is 
quite an actor, his specialty being female parts, but he has 
confined his athletic activity to Gilbert Hall, starring on 
the football, baseball, bid whist, and marble teams of that 
(ln)famous institution. "Jack" has chosen Pomology as 
his major. 

Clinton i&ufuS iaapmonb 


"Here is a man — but it is before his face; 

I will be silent" 

Beverly A X A House 

Beverly High School 
1896; Pomology; A X A; Class Tennis (1, 2); Class 
Rifle Team (2); Varsity Rifle Team (2); Class Football 

The small town of Beverly was "Bugs' " playground be- 
fore he came to Aggie. You can imagine how proud the 
town must have been of such a manly son as is here pic- 
tured. He seems a little shy at first; but once the barrier 
is removed, he is an interesting man to know. In fact 
everyone likes him, except the "soldiers" that have to 
keep up with his seven-league strides on a hike. 

Qtheooorc ^cnrp Neumann 


"Wait till you hear me from the pulpit, there you cannot 
answer me" 

New Bedford 87 Pleasant Street 

New Bedford High School 

1896; Rural Sociology; S <I> E; Y. M.C. A.; Debating 
Club; Varsity Track (2); Flint Winner (2); 191S Index 

Among other things, Aggie is noted for the number of 
ministers' sons in her flock. Here is one of them. "Ted 1 ' 
believes in action first, last, and all the time. Social ser- 
vice and business are the channels in which his ambitions 
he. Some day our children may vet study under him as a 
professor of rural sociology, for he is headed that way now. 
bike his ambitions, he sometimes vaults high with the 
bamboo, and likewise generally lands safely. 


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Stephen iHorgc &tcftarbs<ott 

"To almost all things could he turn his hand" 

Marlboro 6 South College 

Marlboro High School 

1894; Economics; Q T V; Musical Clubs (1, 2, 3); 
Class Baseball (1, 2); Varsity Baseball (2); Class Football 
(1, 2); Varsity Football (3); Class Hockey (1, 2); Captain 
Class Hockey (1, 2); Class Captain (2); Vice-President 
(2); Class Athletic Board (3). 

By voting him the best all-round athlete in 1918, 
"Steve's" classmates did not wish to belittle his many 
other accomplishments. Enhancing a multitude of vir- 
tues and talents is his uniformly genial disposition and 
kindly attitude toward the world in general. "Steve" 
may be regarded as a true "sportsman" rather than a 
"sport". What he goes into, he enters with heart and 
soul. Activities ranging from Mandolin Club to Baseball 
profit by his enthusiasm. Market gardening is the pro- 
fession that looks most attractive to him and he will 
doubtless score as heavily in getting fresh vegetables to 
market as he has in bringing runs across the pan in M. A. C. 
baseball games. 

Ctncst fitter 

"Though I am not splentilive and rash 
Yet I have something in me dangerous" 
New Britain, Conn. X House 

New Britain High School 
1894; Agriculture; X; Stockbridge Club. 
This Teutonic representative might be described, a la 
Gray, as "adventive from '17", since he, along with sundry 
others, joined us from the camp of the enemy in the fall of 
1915. From the evident symptoms we should hazard 
the guess that Smith held certain attractions for him, 
though it is apparent that he doesn't believe in publicity 
in this connection. We also have a fleeting recollection 
from the dim past that Ernie once signified his intention of 
taking up farming for himself, but again his somewhat 
retiring nature makes this information a bit unreliable. 

©liber Cousens Roberts 

"Heavy work in youth is great rest in old age" 

Arlington 88 Pleasant Street 

Phillips Andover Academv 

1S95; Pomology; X; Class Football (1, 2); Varsity 
Football (2, 3) ; Student Committee on Fiftieth Anniver- 

Here the Gods have combined two hundred pounds of 
substance, a large order of gray matter and a brave heart 
to make one of those well balanced mortals whose steady 
progress in any line of work or play is at once the delight 
and despair of those less gitted by Nature. One does not 
have to compete long with "Toby" whether in rough- 
housing or in the pursuit of knowledge to realize that his 
inherent tenacity of purpose and his strong will are quali- 
ties that are bound to lead him to success. After two 
more years of football, "Toby" expects to return to Maine 
to tackle farming via the "Little Henry" method. 


THE 1918 m 

iltlliam Herbert Robinson 


"He wears the rose of youth upon him" 
Lynn 87 Pleasant Street 

Lynn Classical High School 
1897; Microbiology; £ * E. 

He's a linnet but not a singer, for he comes from the 
town next to the home of I. W. W., and consequently, he 
can stir up considerable noise. An adage says: "Sense, 
sincerity, simplicity — the college man's three graces"; but 
"Bill" says: "Fussing, frittering, and fooling are his three 
graces". His wit is ever ready, like the dry cell battery. 
It has been said that he has aspirations to be a doctor 
some day. He is on the right track, for he is now enjoying 
chemistry and microbiology, which make one feel the 
need of being a doctor or having one. 

Pirgcr JXctgnolb ikoficquigt 

"0\ he sits high in all the people's hearts" 

Brockton A 2 * House 

Brockton High School 

1895; Animal Husbandry; A E <J>; Collegian Board 

"Rosie" was unfortunate enough to enter college with 
an odd class, but soon realizing his mistake he wisely 
joined '18. In the business department ot the Collegian 
"Rosie" has faithfully chased the elusive ad. Though 
it is not generally known, Birger has one hobby — seeing 
how hard he can make "Creeper" work by writing letters 
to the one he left behind. So far his daily average has 
been perfect, and he takes especial delight in the "one to 
read on Sunday". A real friend and conscientious in 
everything, Birger has the respect of all. 

^otoarb ILetgh &usoscll 

"Who, not too eager for renown, 
Accepts but does not. clutch the crown" 

Worcester 116 Pleasant Street 

Worcester South High School 

1893; Economics; X; Senate (3); Inter-fraternity 
Conference (3); Agricultural Economics Club (3); Vice- 
President Boston Club; Secretary Worcester Club (1, 2); 
Public Speaking Council; Class Debate (1): Varsity De- 
bating Team (1, 2); Flint Winner (1); Class President 
(1); Editor of 191S Index; Chairman of Student Commit- 
tee on 50th Anniversary. 

To a man of Russell's culture and versatility belong by 
natural right the praises of all factions; for while there 
may be legitimate contention as to the degree of merit 
shown by the man who forgets himself to serve his college 
or forgets his college to serve himself, there can be little 
difference of opinion regarding a man whose interests 
comprise intercollegiate debating, music, economics, 
philosophy, international politics, and constructive direc- 
tion of class and college affairs — all carried on in conjunc- 
tion with the maintenance of a high scholarship grade. 
May the brilliancy of his college career be still more 
heightened by his prospective two years' membership in 
the Senate. 


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Walter jfrebertcfe Gutter 

"He thinks too much; such men are dangerous" 

Lawrence 17 Fearing Street 

Lawrence High School 

1894; Animal Husbandry; Commons Club. 

Walter commenced his education a year too soon, but 
rectified his mistake by joining our ranks. He soon de- 
veloped a fondness for drill, and in order to retain his 
sword he went to Plattsburg last summer, where he learned 
to rule with an iron hand. As Walter has a leaning to- 
ward culture and refinement, he chooses his companions 
from among the profs rather than from his fellow students. 
The name of his girl is Annie Hus., and some day he in- 
tends to settle down with her in his native Lawrence on 
the banks of the Merrimae. 

JXapmonb Skxanber gj>t. George 


"He dwelt at peace with himself and all mankind" 

East Lynn Commons Club 

Lynn English High School 
1894; Entomology; Commons Club. 
Quietness and steadiness are the chief characteristics of 
this gentleman. He also has considerable of the thing called 
nerve, as shown by the fact that he elected geology his 
sophomore year and chose entomology for his major. 
During his spare time he prowls about the zoology labora- 
tory making sure that no Amoebae or Paramoecia escape. 

Jfrebmcfe JHucfenam gbampson 

"A minister, but still a man" 

Fall River 60 North Pleasant Street 

Fall River High School 

1S95; Chemistry; Commons Club; Country Life Club; 
Y. M. C. A.; Debating Team (1, 2); Public Speaking 

In Sampson we have a jolly good fellow, depressed by 
neither sunshine nor rain, physics nor zoo, and enthusiastic 
in whatever he undertakes. Like his namesake he is a 
mighty man of valor, and carries his sword in our "Aggie 
Army" as gracefully as milady carries her fan. He has 
shown skill in oratory not only as a member of the college 
debating team, but also in the Burnham Declamation 
Contests. He is a member of the Cercle Francais and was 
its vice-president during his sophomore year. ' We predict 
his success, for we believe him capable of filling any posi- 
tion from that of Friar Tuck to that of General Funston. 


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©cane IHal&ron Sanborn 

"Blushing is the color of virtue" 
Nantucket North Pleasant Street 

Nantucket High School 
1895; Agriculture. 

The quiet leader of the clan which was burned out of 
Brooks Farm, and which reassembled in the following 
year in the vicinity, is Sanborn, the heir of the land, ac- 
cording to Scripture: "Blessed are the meek, for they shall 
inherit the earth". He is the type of fellow who is sure 
to get out of such finals as Aggie Ec, and who can take 
all kinds of hard work in lumps without a murmur. In 
short, he is a thinker, a competent planner, and a doer. 

IHcsflep §s>tt\icn& ^atupcr 

"Full many a lady I hare eyed with best regard" 

Jamaica Plain B K <I> House 

West Roxbury High School 

1895; Botany; B K *; Botany Club; Class Football 
(1); Assistant Manager Hockey (3). 

'Tis difficult to believe that this soulful visage is the 
stamping ground of the "wear ever" grin. But remember, 
this catches "Wes" in one of the intense moments of his 
young life. This "eversetting sunset smile" has made 
many friends, and it might be said that it never shines 
brighter than when "Wes" picks the old rose pin feathers 
out of it with a "Durham", of a Sunday night, and takes 
it for an eight mile ride on the Connecticut Valley. "Wes" 
finds relaxation from college cares and worries (?) in the 
goat-getting of "Uncle Ingie", and in the mutilating of 
Webster's Unabridged. His optimism is invaluable, and 
is sure to attract friends and bring success to "\Y. S." 
wherever he goes. 

militant #eorge H>atoper 

"Thy smile becomes thee well" 

Berlin 8 South College 

Hudson High School 

1895; Economics; QTV; Glee Club (1, 2, 3); Roister 
Doisters; Class Football (1); Pluto's Daughter (1); 
"Under Cover" (2). 

Behold "Bill" from Berlin. Not the Kaiser, but a close 
second in the art of conquering. But where the Kaiser 
conquers with his sword, this "Bill" wins victories with 
his ever-ready smile and good humor. He is one of the 
original gloom dispellers in the class, so if you ever feel 
blue, drop around for a talk with "W. G." and that feeling 
will soon disappear. He also adorns the first row in the 
Glee Club, and endeavors to hit the highest spots on the 
scale with his tenor. "Bill" intends to put his artistic 
ability into landscape gardening, hoping to make Berlin 
the most beautiful city in the state. 





<©eorgc Corner g>d)lougf) 

"The best things come in small packages" 

Waltham A X A House 

Waltham High School 

1896; Pomology; A X A; Class Baseball (1); Manager 
Class Rifle Team (2). 

"Shorty" is certainly an excellent example of this 
proverb. He comes from the "fast" town of Waltham, 
but seems to have left all his "fastness" at home. He 
spends his summers at the seashore behind the soda 
fountain. "Sid" is the only prof who has been able to 
"get" Shorty, although "Billy" did his best. He is the 
original come-back kid, having a retort ready on the 
slightest provocation. He is often associated in our 
minds with a drill shirt and a green can, with "Doc" Fos- 
ter and "Keck" Laird hovering in the vicinity. 

limits; Hkbtoattj 

"With the swiftest wing of speed" 

Melrose West Experiment Station 

Melrose High School 

1893; Chemistry; Class Track (1, 2, 3); Class Cross 
Country (1, 2, 3); Varsity Cross Country (3). 

"Louie" will rank high some day as an agricultural 
chemist. He is very enthusiastic about his future pro- 
fession, and even devotes the time between the courses at 
the Dining Hall to writing equations on the table cloth 
with a spoon. Any evening you will find him doctoring 
the nitrogen flasks at the Experiment Station. He also 
enjoys a reputation as a runner and may be seen con- 
verting C plus O2 to CO2 any day during the fall cross 
country season. 

Catleton {Eotocr i?>mtti) 

"C. T." 

"To hear his girlish voice in laughter ring, 
But oh, ye gods, to hear him sing" 

West Newton A X A House 

Newton High School 

1897; Microbiology; A X A; 1918 Index Board; As- 
sistant Manager Hockey (3). 

Bang, Biff, Smash, clouds of dust, smoke, shoes, clothes 
and furniture issuing forth from the windows of Gilbert 
Hall, sounds of pistol shots, the sight of bodies moving 
frantically to overtake the syncopations of "I love a 
piano", a grand ecstacy of noise crowned by a silvery 
rippling laugh, tells the bewildered passerby that Carleton 
is again surrounded by admiring friends basking in the 
warmth of his genial and happy disposition. Ever ready 
for a good time, yet capable of serious and sustained appli- 
cation to any task set before him, "C. T." is a man of 
accomplishment whose obvious enjoyment of life in all 
its aspects makes all those about him the happier for it. 


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#>itmcj> Sumner gmuti) 

"Fate tried to conceal him by naming him Smith" 

Roslindale 3 Fearing Street 

Boston English High School 

1895; Economics; Commons Club; Senate (3); Class 
President (2); Vice-President (2); Student Committee on 
Fiftieth Anniversary; Public Speaking Council (2, 3); 
Manager of Debating; Junior Prom Committee. 

This essence of optimism is always there with the 
"peppery stuff", especially when it comes to class scraps. 
As a financier, a most successful career awaits him in the 
business world. Somebody else is waiting too, they say — 
which may account for his total lack of interest in the in- 
habitants of neighboring towns. His chief pastime so far 
has been hunting deer in the fastnesses of Mt. Toby. It 
may be that the solitude of such pursuits is responsible 
for the witty couplets and verses which he showers promis- 
cuously about him. 

ILc'miiZ HUtnanS H>paultiing 

"Who wooed in haste and means to wed at leisure" 

South Hingham 5 South College 

Hingham High School 

1895; Economics; Q T V; Class Football (1, 2); 
Varsity Football (2,3). 

"Louie" won the title of "wild man" of the class when 
he attempted to capture the Chapel steps singlehanded 
during the picture scrap freshman year. The title, how- 
ever, belies the serenity of disposition with which he pur- 
sues the even tenor of his way thru Aggie. Instead of 
"roughing up" "Steve", he has now directed his surplus 
"pep" to football, where he holds now a place in the line. 
That work holds no terror for him is evidenced by his de- 
cision to attempt to fool the "Doc" in the Aggie Ec major. 

Jfranfe CljarluS g?tacfepolc 


".I pendulum betwixt u smile mid a tear" 

Somerville 15 North College 

Somerville High School 
1892; Economics; A X A; Glee Club (2, 3); Class 
Cross Country (3). 

Anyone with curly hair ought to be perfectly satisfied 
with himself, but with this particular man it is not l In- 
case. He thinks he needs education in addition to his other 
advantages, and so "stays put" here in spite of the past 
efforts of the Triumvirate. His coming from Somerville is 
not held against him by his friends, lie is taking Aggie 
Education along with Poultry, probably with the object 
of educating chickens. 






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gxel Uno g>tjernlof 

"Fez noi i/to« the poet's mind" 

Worcester Care Prof. A. P. Julian 

Worcester South High School 

1894; Chemistry. 

Axel's idea of a wonderful time is either to face a sur- 
geon in the operating room or to face a pile of books at 
night that must be digested before morning. If this were 
true, Axel has been enjoying a continual round of pleasure 
since entering Aggie. As an example of industry, Axel, 
hustling about with his little leather bag full to overflowing 
with books and papers, is a constant reminder that in- 
dustry is the sure road to success and happiness. Reams 
and reams of poetry have been known to come out of this 
fertile mind. Axel's talent in this direction was formerly 
squandered on white-aproned nurses and fair town damsels 
but now he seeks the Muse for the sake of "Kultur" 

JXapmonb Cimotljp iHotoe 

"He has common sense in a way that's uncommon" 

Scitico, Conn. 51 Amity Street 

Enfield High School 

1895; Pomology; Commons Club. 

Scitico, Conn., is responsible for the advent of this en- 
tirely innocuous looking brother into our midst; his ap- 
pearance in that quaint old town can be found recorded as 
taking place October 6, 1895. "R. T." is noted chiefly 
for his quiet perseverance in his work, curricular and 
otherwise, for the results it brings, and for the fact that he 
rooms with Mallorey. "Ray" doesn't aspire to be a 
comet; he has a higher ambition — to be just a good, 
steady, fixed star of the first magnitude. And we've 
noticed that such ambitions usually get results. 

Sbtiigon Clifford g>totocr£ 

"I'm sure care's an enemy to life" 

Dorchester <I> £ K House 

Dorchester High School 

1896; Landscape; *M; 1918 index Board. 

The spirit of "Addie" is so animated by joviality and 
the determination to get off grinds that it is contagious. 
No subject ever discussed can fail to evoke from him a 
witticism that presents the lighter side. It has helped a 
lot of us, when the dark shades of gloomy finals were set- 
tling fast, to be shown that optimism, after all is said and 
done, can surmount the greatest difficulties. He becomes 
serious enough once in a while to draw a few sketches for 
this volume and the Squib. It is not difficult to discover 
just how much we owe him. 


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^arolb Heo Umlltban 

"Put me amongst the girls" 

Lawrence 9 North College 

Lawrence High School 

1896; Microbiology; AS*; Dramatics (1); Class 
Football (1). 

Since July 3, 1896, the world has little known where 
next to expect a certain beauteous tenor voice, for our 
friend Leo is extremely versatile. He has tried every- 
thing from football to informals with equal success. He 
drained the bitter cup of freshman football to the dregs, 
and took for a chaser a female part in "Pluto's Daughter". 
His latest venture is the Glee Club (we can but hope that 
he will not be too persistent). However, despite the fact 
that he hails from Lawrence, parts his hair in the middle, 
and once roomed with Maginnis, he has done nobly at 

&apmonb (Halter g>toift 


"A stranger in a strange land" 

North Amherst 16 Summer Street 

Amherst High School 
1895; Chemistry, Commons Club; Orchestra (1, 2, 3, 
4); Band (1, 2, 3). 

When one thinks of "Ray" music is always the next 
thing that comes to mind; for his name is in reality a 
synonym for that particular form of art. He can play 
any genus or species of musical instrument from a bass 
drum to a flute, and "get away with it." The cornet is 
his specialty, however, while the others are merely thrown 
in for the sake of variety. As a side line he is studying 

"Your coffee's rotten, I'll hart sonic lea" 

Adams A 2 '!> House 

Adams High School 

1895; Landscape; A 2 <I>; Mandolin Club (2,3). 

"Tommy", the boy from the Bcrkshires. Believe us, 
the kid is almost clever! He's a good student, an early 
riser, and a marvel at the social game. He plays the 
mandolin and the women; he is good at the former, but 
the latter — oh, boys! Dark eyes, dark hair — you know, 
the kind they all fall for. He doesn't say much about 
them; he just has that leave-it-to-me-I'll-tend-to-this sort 
of an air. Yes, you've got to hand it to him; he certainly 
has done well for a fellow who has had the misfortune to 
spend his early and tender years away up in the backwoods 
of Adams. 


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&trt)arb fflHarren Cljorpe 

"Whatever sceptic could inquire for" 

West Medford $ 2 K House 

Medford High School 

1S95; Pomology; * 2 K; Class Hockey (1, 2). 

"Dick" is not what might be called a ladies' man; 
true, there have been certain rumors, but he steadfastly 
affirms that "They are all fickle!" He brought with him 
to Aggie a large stock of information on all sorts of subjects, 
and he has been adding to it ever since. "Dick" uses his 
information to back up his arguments — and he surely does 
like to argue. He has opinions on every subject from 
Wilson's Mexican policy to our co-eds, and is always willing 
to discuss them with anybody. He takes an interest in 
his work, and though he ties things up once in awhile 
and gives us a good laugh, he gets on very well. 

&rtf)ur ©ana Ctltott 

"Good night, what a shape" 

Wellesley $SK House 

Wellesley High School 

1895; Entomology; * 2 K; Glee Club (1, 2); Orches- 
tra (1, 2, 3); Band (1, 2, 3); Class Football (1); Varsity 
Squad (3). 

At a glance, one would conclude that there is nothing 
small about "Tilt", and a further acquaintance confirms 
this opinion. Arthur found time during his freshman year 
to play football, but since then he has confined his exer- 
cise to the band, where he makes a noise that some may call 
music. He came to Aggie, however, with a purpose — to 
graduate — and all else has been subordinated to this one 
aim. He is good-natured and so built that you cannot 
help liking him, and it is needless to say that we do. 

Hetotg ifflorrdl ban Stetpne 


"One foot on sea and one on shore 
To one thing constant never — xoell, 
er — hardly ever" 
Kinderhook, N. Y. * S K House 

Burrows' Private School 
1893; Landscape; *SK;Y.M. C. A. 
We suspect that "Van" chose Aggie as his Alma Mater 
for two reasons — because it is near Mt. Holyoke, and be- 
cause it is near Smith. Although he dwelt during his 
freshman year in the Lanthorne (which to be sure was 
hardly an abode of culture) nevertheless the spectacle of 
his claw-hammer bobbing circularly around the Drill Hall 
floor at informals was a frequent and edifying one. If he 
cannot get a position as husband to some beautiful maiden, 
he plans to set up a landscape gardening establishment, 
after having absorbed as many details as possible from 
M. A. C, Harvard, and studies abroad. 


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&ogcr (Kolcott Weeks 

"To be strong is to be happy" 

Hyde Park K 2 House 

Hyde Park High School 

1894; Pomology; K 2; Class Football (1); Varsity 
Football (2, 3). 

Roger, or "Rajah" as he likes to be called (a most fitting 
name too) is a progeny of Hyde Park — down near Boston, 
you know. Nature blessed him with a superabundance of 
"pep" and lots of muscle to back it up. If you don't believe 
it, just ask the fellow who bucks up against the "big Aggie 
fullback" on the gridiron, or better still, let Roger show 
you in person. He is such a congenial chap, however, and 
takes such pleasure in a little fun. that it is a real pleasure 
to have him pound you. "Rajah" sings some also and 
has been known to make frequent visits "over the river". 
He even studies a little. 

Hatorencc Weston Slilbur 


"He reads much; he is a great thinker, and he looks quite 

thru the deeds of men" 

South Middleboro B K <I> House 

Middleboro High School 

1894; Agricultural Education; B K #; Y. M. C. A.; 
Six-Man Rope Pull (2). 

Since coming to Aggie "Father" has spent most of his 
time at the Epworth League meetings and the rest trying 
to bugle. He likes nothing better than teaching his class 
of young ladies at the Methodist Sunday School. Because 
of his angelic countenance "Father" is very popular with 
the ladies, especially school teachers, and their proposals 
and daily letters sometimes get boresome. His relations 
with the ladies evidently strengthened his arms, for he 
surprised us by winning his numerals in the six-man rope 
pull. "Father" may apply for a position in a ladies' 
seminary by preference, but we feel sure that wherever he 
goes he will be a successful teacher. 

&apmono &oj>cc (UliUougljup 


"What he does not know is not worth knowing" 
New Britain, Conn. 24 Beston Street 

New Britain High School 
1896; Rural Sociology; 1918 Index Board: Class His- 
torian (3). 

Marcus Aurelius was a piker compared with this merci- 
less logician. Down among the nutmeg philosophers in 
New Britain "Will" ranks as a demi-god; most of the time 
he is surrounded by a psychic aura so rarefied that the 
mosquitoes drop dead when they try to pass thru it. 
"Ray" wields a typewriter ami isn't afraid to express his 
ideas. He has been Russell's right bower on the Indix 
and is responsible for much of the literature spilled on 
these pages. "Will's" chief trait is his earnestness. He is 
in deadly earnest about an astonishingly large number of 
things. We need more such men at Aggie — "may his 
tribe increase". 


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$aul Bennett Moobtng 

"And ne'er did Grecian chisel trace 
A Nymph, a Naiad or a Grace 
Of finer form or lovelier face" 
Yalesville, Conn. Plant House 

Wallingford High School 
1895; Economics; 2 * E. 

This gay and chivalric fusser may be seen or heard at. 
any time humming love songs in his retreat among the 
flowers. He is a master of the flute, harmonica, and potato 
whistle. He has real possibilities as a social light, but he 
is shy and must be sought if you are to know how amiable 
and contented he is. Paul's best bet is his tremendous 
fund of good sense (that is — er — we mean, in all matters 
not involving sentiment) gained from a solid foundation 
in hard work. His build and high school experience 
would entitle him to the rank of a leading athlete here, 
but he has chosen rather to devote himself to other things. 

Proofed Woobtoortf) 

"The dome of thought" 

Lowell A 2 <i> House 

Lowell High School 

1895; Pomology; AS*. 

He hath a fiendish smile which he unwinds at such re- 
lations as those of "Sammy" and McNau'ght. He is the 
referee in the daily debates on Fall River and Plymouth, 
and forever berates Sampson for his old Fall River Line, 
which the judges at one contest thought worthy of ten 
dollars in cold coin. He is a ready acquirer of news, and 
parts with his penny rapidly at the sight of the loud seller 
of papers. When he yells "Bone", he has not found an un- 
welcome portion of the fish's vertebra in his soup, nor 
does he desire the stick that the beef was cut from; he 
wants his paper. 

Harlan J^opcg HortJjlep 


"He lived in that ideal world, whose language is not speech 
but song" 

Greenwood K 2 House 

Somerville High School 

1S95; Entomology; K 2; Glee Club (1, 2, 3); Soloist 
and Quartet (1, 2, 3); First Prize Burnham Contest (1); 
Class Treasurer (1, 2, 3); Student Committee on Fiftieth 

Though "Carus' " accomplishments are many, the one 
by which he has brought fame to his class and college is 
his splendid singing; he has been a member of the glee 
club and of the college quartet during his whole stay here, 
besides favoring the neighboring churches frequently, and 
it is safe to say that he is easily the best baritone Aggie 
ever had. He is also something of a business man, in 
which line his talents have been sorely tried, we fear, by 
his duties as class treasurer for five semesters. His great 
ambition is to discover some new bug. 



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Hfanuarp 30, 1894 December U, 1915 



EH '18 

Amos Lawrence Allen 
Leland Christy Allen 
Ralph Emerson Allen 
Ftank Madison Babbitt 
Francis Collins Barbour 
Herbert Hill Baxter 
Herbert Ocumpaugh Beadle 
Edgar Stearns Bennett 
Winthrop Herbert Bent 
Rolfe Nelson Bolster 
Sylvia Bowen Brigham 
Robert Edward Brown 
Rollin Hugh B uck 
Chester Swan Burtch 
Herbert Hale Calderwood 
Walter Leslie Cameron 
Howard Boy den Capen 
Louis David Chefferds 
Joseph Lawrence Drummond 
George Arthur Dubois 
Norman Owen Durfee 
Edward Stuart Faber 
Robert Dunning Fairchild 
Samuel Ferriss 
Walter Greene Fletcher 
Mary Ellen Monica Garvey 
Howard Goodwin Gilbert 
George Cole Howe 
Robert Patterson Irvine 
Charles Henry Jackson 
Albert George Jenks 
Sidney Clarence Johnson 
Forrest Dean Jones 
Harold Ellis Jones 

Leon Dudley Jones 
Philip Lefftngwell Kirkham 
Frank Edward Knight 
David Lasker 
McCarrell Hudson Leiper 
John Isaiah Lusk 
William Mather 
Adams Newton McClellan 
Donald McKechnie 
James Patrick Murrin 
Edward Buckland Newton 
Waring Eugene Randall 
Waldo Whiting Robbins 
Arthur Jones Seavey 
Alfred Sedgwick 
John Sliski 

Arthur Winthrop Spencer 
Frank Parker Stanton 
Stephen Arthur Stickney 
William Perkins Strong 
Ralph Sutherland 
Hubbard Swift 
Weston Cushing Thayer 
Lee Heston Tucker 
Arthur Leslie Underwood 
John Vicker^ 
George Jones Walker 
Wesley Raymond Warren 
Louis Elijah Wolfson 
Ray Willard Woodbury 
Frank Archibald Woods 
John Lindsey Wright 
John Yesair 


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1915 panguet Reason 

Came spring, and with it the long heralded banquet season. Many weeks before the date 
set for the "big doings", the skillful brains of 1918 men were hard at work scheming up ways to 
outwit the wily "vigilance committee" which the Sophs set on the trail of their adversaries. Des- 
pite an observant watch, however, our plans ran smoothly. Election ballots were sent in to 
"Herb" Baxter during the Easter vacation and, at his home, counted by the committee. Then in 
open class meeting, held in the "Ent" building, the real election was carried out, code fashion, 
while the Sophs stood on the outside looking in. True, 1917 would much rather have been on 
the inside looking out, but the freshman line held for downs. Result — expense account No. 1 
payable to "Shylock" from the Sophomore class for broken glass. 

The big meeting was put off until Friday night before the banquet. Then did all loyal 1918 
men stealthily steal down to the Masonic Hall, purposely rented for the occasion, to get the final 
"dope". The fighting squad was picked, the other fellows advised to "beat it" for home as soon 
as possible, and with a parting "On to Greenfield", the meeting broke up — not one Sophomore 
having invaded our sacred precincts. 

The real excitement began with the opening of the season, May 1st, at the scheduled mass 
meeting. It was the plan of 1917 to hunt out or run down certain suspected freshies after they 
left the Chapel. Frank Babbitt was one of these. But the wily freshman proved a faster fox 
than "Nap" Morehouse a hound and he soon skipped the Sophs, not to appear again until Mon- 
day at the Mansion House. Nineteen seventeen had followed the right trail, however, for "Bab" 
turned out to be the class secretary. But for the rest of the class — 

Directly after the mass meeting, 1918 formed en masse and marched off toward North 
Amherst, closely followed by a few curious Sophs. In froxit of the Experiment Station, the pro- 
cession suddenly halted and in an instant three or four blanketed freshmen rose in the midst, 
soon to be loaded into a waiting push cart. The mysterious procession moved on. The cart 
was finally dumped of its precious cargo in North Amherst at the Gaskill house. Their share of 
the work completed, most of the Freshmen beat for the tall timber, not to reappear till hunger 
called them to the banquet in Greenfield. But to follow the fate of the three men at Gaskill's. 

'17 kept a strong guard outside all the first night. Once they broke into the house, succeeded 
in handcuffing Beadle, Johnson a.nd Baker, guards of the lower floor and came within one wall of 
getting the real booty. But a miss is as good as a mile. Evidently thinking the Gaskill house a 
mere blind, 1917 now relaxed the watch, leaving only two or three men on guard. As a result, 
early Monday morning, Jack Preble, seemingly the only other refugee, made good an escape. 
The Sophs, thinking he was the last of the kind, ceased the watch altogether. A short while 
later, three handsome young ladies, by name Howard Russell, President; Harlan Worthley, 
Treasurer; and Harold Jones, Historian, walked out of the Gaskill house, unmolested, stepped into 
a waiting auto and were soon being whizzed away to a safe shelter at the Mansion House, Greenfield. 

Most of the excitement centered in Sunderland. Several of the officers were on the baseball 
squad playing at Williston. They were hurried off to their hiding places after the game, slipping 
the ever watchful Sophs in a mad auto race up through Turners Falls and back to Sunderland. 
But the shades of night were falling fast and to find the house already prepared for them proved a 
hard task. They landed at the wrong dwelling and, in an endeavor to correct the mistake by 
crawling snail-like through brush and briar to the right house, aroused the dozing Sophs. After 
a merry scramble, two of the men, Grayson, Sergeant-at-Arms, and Maginnis, Chairman of the 
Banquet Committee, stealthily got away by travelling in a horizontal position. They finally 
took up their abode in the house first visited. The Sophs eventually "got wise" and early Mon- 
day morning raided the place. Just as they were in a position to grab the two officers, our twenty- 
man fighting crew cainc rushing (into the scene in autos. Ensued a battle royal in which flour 
and fists held lull sway. When the dust cleared, there could be seen, vanishing in the distance, 
four autos bearing with them to safely with the fighting squad, two more freshman class officers 

Holmes, the other man with Grayson and Maginnis, had a little excitement also, lie was 
unable to escape when the Sophs arrived, so he sought safely on the top rail in a tobacco barn. 
Perched here he was able to watch the drowsy second year men search the shed several times. 
Little did they realize that their prey was overhead. By morning it had flown. Leaving the 
shod in the black of night, "Bob" was again unable to find the right house. He prowled around 
for some time until he came upon the Bullis homestead. After convincing Mr. Bullis that he 
was no ex-convict, the class captain, for such Holmes was, found shelter there. He was rescued 
by the fighting squad and taken to Greenfield by auto on Monday afternoon. 

When the roll was called up yonder at the Mansion House 152 Freshmen out of 154 in the 
class wen- able In answer a lusty "present". And so another banquet season, reviewed from 
1018's standpoint, the best ever, — was rung out. 


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Jfollte* of 1918 


Bear with us, we are yet young. Have patience: 
patience is its own reward. 

All bouquets and other appreciations intended for 
the cast, will be collected at the door and presented in 
a barrel. We'd rather have them in a bunch than in 

Co-eds will kindly remove their hats. 

"The audience is requested to maintain strict 

®f)e 3&a?oo iffltngtrds; 

Warren, Interlocutor 

Tambos, Hunnewell, Lasker 

Kirkham, Preble, Sawyer, Minor, Stowers, C. T. 

Overture ....... 

Introducing Spike Jones 
The Swiss Cheese Yodler, in the popular spasm entitled, "Addie,' : 

"When the Chapel Bell Rings Ding Dong" 
"That Hash-house Tea" . 
"They All Had a Finger in the Pie" 
"You Made Me Study" 

Hymn 1001 ; Congregation Standing 

Barcarole Waltz ........ 

"The Hoss Race" ........ 

Class Quartette — Worthley, Sawyer, F. K. Baker, Sutherland 
"Lefty at the Bat" ..... 

& telegram from JBab 

9 Scenic ^fectclj in <£>ne S>ccnc 


Paul Pildreth, a student 

Harold Gidsore, a football coach 

Pete the Pink Peril 

Terry the Terror . 

Melly Gravy, cheese of police 

Mick O'Hanaranagan, a messenger 

Bones, Hawley, L. D. Jones 
Smith, Van Alstyne 


or "Why Co-eds Leave Home." 

. Geraldine Hunnewell 

Zowie Lasker 

Oswald Hawley 

. Spike Jones 

M. H. Leiper 

de Wolfson Hopper 

Mrs. Gertie Gidsore, "Zudora Wopwinkle' 

Harold E. Jones 
Lewis Spalding 
M. H. Leiper 
Frank Bainbridge 
Robert L. Boyd 
Walter Fletcher 
The Maid of Mystery 


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tEfte Camera ikrap 

The camera scrap, or picture season, was formerly 
an annual contest between the Freshman and Sopho- 
more Classes. It was only of recent years that it be- 
came an established M. A. C. custom; for the first 
class seriously to contest the taking of a Freshman Class 
picture was that of 1916. The custom was short-lived, 
however; its demise being brought about by joint 
action of the Faculty and Senate in the spring of 1916. 
Starting from an informal, illy regulated scrap, the 
picture season went through a rapid evolution until, in 
the fall of 191.5, it was carried out under formal rules 
and the close supervision of the Senate. Instead of a week, as formerly, the Freshmen were 
given twenty-four hours in which to take a picture of their class. To make up for the reduction 
in time, the Freshmen were to be allowed to have the picture taken with any campus building for 
background instead of being confined to the Chapel steps. 

The opening of the "season" on a Saturday noon, found the Class of 1918 divided into 
squads, four of which were stationed at different points at the edge of the campus and the fifth, 
the fighting squad, located centrally so that it could get to any part of the campus quickly. Each 
squad, in addition to its captain or leader, had a bugler whose trusty horn was to rouse the 'IS 
warriors in case of attack":' At 12.15 the serenity of the campus was broken by the piercing notes 
of the bugle which brought several squads of "ruf necks" to the lawn in front of the Entomology 
building just in time to break up a little parade being held by nineteen. A few cameras were 
accidentally smashed before the Freshmen realized that they didn't want a picture anyway. 
The next eighteen hours were broken only by the inspiring vocal efforts of the various squads as 
they sang themselves to sleep, the measured hoof-beats of Del Farrar's horse as he galloped from 
station to station and the occasional false alarm whoops of the upperclassmen anxious to see some 

A sharp watch was kept up during the night, but the attack of the Freshmen failed to ma- 
terialize. A bright clear moon shone down upon the valiant Sophomores, but its charm and 
beauty was hardly appreciated in view of their efforts to keep warm by means of blankets, coats, 
mackinaws and a fire built of parts of Billy's poultry plant. The enemy was not heard from until 
six o'clock on Sunday morning, when a classmate who had fallen into the hands of the Freshmen 
and subsequently escaped reported that the Freshmen had spent the night in the carbarn at 
North Amherst and were preparing an attack at daybreak. 

An electric car with the Freshmen aboard coming from North Amherst was easily stopped 
by means of a big reel of wire rolled across the tracks. The sight of a few squads of Sophomores 
ready for action discouraged the Frosh who, without the semblance of a fight, took up their home- 
ward journey without even a civil "Good morning, sir" to the hosts who had waited all night for 




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College takes great pleasure 
in announcing the successful 
production of the musical com- 
edy "Very Good Nineteen". This pro- 
duction, staged by the members of the Class 
of 1919, was the most remarkable exhibi- 
tion of its sort ever witnessed. The show 
appeared on the Aggie campus from Sep- 
tember 1915 to June 1916. The faculty 
and the three upper classes of the college 
attended the entire performance and re- 
ceived therefrom both amusement and 
worry. The musical ability of the cast 
was pronounced. Undoubtedly several of 
the songs will be the "hits" of the coming 
season, especially among the members of 
1920. "How Green I Am" was sung in a 
very touching way by the entire class clad 
in evening clothes (?). "How Wet the Water Looks" was sung by sixty strong 
men. Another interesting number, composed and sung by the co-eds, was entitled 
"Why Can't We Go to the Banquet?" All rights on these songs are reserved 
by the class. 

To prevent the show from becoming tiresome, the management introduced a 
big feature consisting of athletic contests between the classes of 1918 and 1919. 
These contests were staged at intervals throughout the show and were enthusiasti- 
cally received. The 1918 football team trimmed the 1919 team very efficiently. 
This defeat stirred up the '19 men and they started to "rub it out". Did they? 
Ask any man who attended the show and saw the basketball, hockey, and baseball 
games. Just before the curtain rang down, a banquet was suggested for the 
members of 1919. It was at this time that the '18 men evinced a desire to prevent 
the '19 class officers from getting indigestion. After nine months of highly inter- 
esting and instructive entertainment, the performance ended with the singing of 


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Allan Leon Pond 
Olive Evangeline Carroll 
Helen Aramintha Sibley 
Arthur Martin McCarthy 
Roger Readio 
William Kimball . 
Stewart P. Batchelder 

. President 
. Vice-President 

. Secretary 

. Treasurer 



. Historian 



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Class of 1919 

Alden, Dean Watson ........ Proctor, Vt. 

A X A House; Proctor High School; 1896; A X A. 

Bagg, Qtjincy Austin South Hadley Falls 

60 Pleasant Street; South Hadley High School; 1898. 

Baker, William Alphonso ........ Melrose 

A X A House; Melrose High School; 1898; A X A; Class Baseball (1); Assistant Manager 
Baseball (2); Class Football (1). 

Baker, William Herbert, Jr. ..... . Chesterfield 

X House; Mount Hermon School; 1897; X; Class Baseball (1). 

Batchelder, Stewart Putnam . . . . . North Reading 

7 South College; Reading High School; 1898; Q. T. V.; Class Basketball (1); Class Base- 
ball (1). 

Batista, Victor !' Havana, Cuba 

B K $ House; Lawreneeville Academy; 1896; B K <i>; Y. M. C. A.; Class Treasurer (1) 

Baxter, Herbert Hill . Brighton 

A 2 * House; Brighton High School; 1894; AS*. 

Beadle, Herbert Ocumpaugh ...... Lima, N. Y. 

18 Nutting Avenue; Genesee Wesleyan Seminary; 1893; Y. M. C. A. 

Bigelow, George Samuel ....... Millville, N. J. 

3 McClure Street; Millville High School; 1897. 

Blanchard, Carlton Douglas Uxbridge 

96 Pleasant Street; Uxbridge High School; 1898; K2: Class Football (1); Varsity Football 
(2); Class Basketball (1). 

Blanchard, George Kinson ........ Abington 

96 Pleasant Street; Abington High School; 1897; K 2; Varsity Football (2). 

Bogholt, Carl Moller ....... Newport, R. I. 

29 Pleasant Street ; Rogers High School; 1896. 



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Boland, Kells Shepard ....... South Boston 

120 Pleasant Street; Berkelev Preparatory School; 1896; <E> 2 K; Orchestra (1, 2); Man- 
dolin Club (1, 2). 

Bond, Herbert Richard . . . . . . . . Dover 

Lincoln Avenue; Dover High School; 1898; 4> 2 K; Y. M. C. A.; Class Football (1). 

Bowen, Arthur Newton ........ Quincy 

15 Phillips Street; Quincy High School; 1897. 

Bowen, Maurice Stetson ........ Lakeville 

81 North Pleasant Street; Middleboro High School; 1896; Commons Club; Stockbridge 
Club; Y. M. C. A. 

Boyce, Alan Freeman ..... 
Colonial Inn; Melrose High School; Commons Club. 

Boynton, Raymond Woods .... 
North College; Framingham High School; A 2 <£. 

. Melrose 

Bradley, William George ...... 

88 Pleasant Street; X. 

Brigham, Sylvia Bowen ...... 

Draper Hall; Newton High School; 1897; A <J> T. 

Brown, Ralph Hall ....... 

K 2 House; Ayer High School; K 2. 

Buffum, Eliot Mansfield ........ Waban 

10 South College; Newton High School; 1897; Q. T. V.; Assistant Manager Varsity Base- 
ball (2); Class Hockey (1); Class Tennis (1); Collegian Board (1, 2). 

Burt, Henry John ......... Arlington 

10 Allen Street; Somerville High School; 1895; Commons Club; Debating Team (1). 

Burton, Lee Williams . . . Plainville 

35 East Pleasant Street; Worcester Academy; 1895; 
Orchestra (1). 

Callanan, John Edward . . Dorchester 

60 Pleasant Street; Boston English High School; 1896; 
K T <I>; Catholic Club; Class Track (1). 

Callanan, Vincent DePaul . . Maiden 

4 Chestnut Street; Maiden High School; 1896; Catho- 
lic Club; Class Track (1). 

Carpenter, Hall Bryant . . Somerville 

K 2 House; Somerville High School; 1896; K 2; Y. 
M.C. A.; Class Cross Country (1, 2); Class Track (1); 
Varsity Track (1). 

Carroll, Olive Evangeline Dorchester 

Draper Hall; Dorchester High School; 1896; A * 1\ 


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Cassidy, Morton Harding ....... East Boston 

82 Pleasant Street; East Boston High School; 1897; A X A; Y. M. C. A.; Orchestra (1). 

Castle, George Btjrdette . . . . . . . . Pittsfield 

77 Pleasant Street; Pittsfield High School; 2 * E. 

Chandler, Arthur Lincoln ....... Leominster 

3 Nutting Avenue; Leominster High School; 1897; 2 $ E; Y. M. C. A. 

Chapin, Frederic Charles 


West Experiment Station; Mount Hermon School; 1895; Commons Club; Y. M. C. A.; 
Class Track (1); Class Cross Country (1, 2). 

Chase, Malcolm Willis ....... Amesbury 

94 North Pleasant Street; Amesbury High School; 1896; K F <!>; Band (1). 

Chisholm, Robert Dudley ........ Melrose 

66 North Pleasant Street; Melrose High School; 1897; * 2 K; Manager Class Basketball 
(1); Class Hockey (1); Class Secretary (1); Class Athletic Board (1). 

Clapp, Augustus Warren ....... East Braintree 

82 Pleasant Street; Thayer Academy; 1895; A X A. 

Coderre, Ernest Laurier ....... Southbridge 

35 North Prospect Street; Southbridge High School; 1896; A 2 #. 

Collins, Robert Burleigh ........ Rockland 

© X House; Rockland High School; 1898; © X; Class Debating Team (1). 

Cone, Willis Refine . . . . . . . Mittineague 

42 McClellan Street; West Springfield High School; 1897; BK*. 

Cooley, Edwin Prince ........ Sunderland 

Sunderland; Amherst High School; 1895; Commons Club; Y. M. C. A.; Class Football 
( 1 ) ; Class Debating Team ( 1 ) . 

Cosby, Alfred Francis ........ Westfield 

15 Amity Street; Westfield High School; 1897; 2 4> E. 

Crimmin, Royce Brainerd ........ Haverhill 

82 Pleasant Street; Haverhill High School; 1896; A X A; Class Debating Team (1). 

Crowe, Charles ........ Norwich, Conn. 

K 2 House; Norwich Free Academy; 1896; K 2. 


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Davies, James Pillsbury . Cambridge 
6 Phillips Street; Phillips Andover Acad- 
emy; 1895; * 2 K; Manager Class Rifle 
Team (1); Varsity Rifle Team (1). 

Day, Harold Ralph . . Milford 

A 2 4> House; Hopedale High School; 
1897; AS*. 

Dickinson, Victor Abel . Amherst 
Mt. Pleasant; Amherst High School; 1896. 

Dunbar, Charles Oliver . Westfield 
84 Pleasant Street; Westfield High School; 
1895; 2 * E; Band (1, 2); Orchestra (1, 
2); Mandolin Club (1). 

Erhard, Bena Gertrude ....... East Milton 

Draper Hall; Milton High School; 1897; A <l> T. 

Erickson, Gunnar Emmanuel . . . . . . • Lynn 

29 McClellan Street; Lynn Classical High School; 1897. 

Evans, Myrton Files ........ Somerville 

K 2 House; Somerville High School; 1898; K 2; Class Rifle Team (1); Manager Class 
Track (1); Class Athletic Board (1); Collegian Board (1, 2). 

Faber, Edward Stuart . Plainfield, N. J. 

North College; Plainfield High School; X. 

Faneuf, Ambrose Clement ....... West Warren 

Birch Lawn; Warren High School; 1897; Catholic Club. 

Farrington, Robert Pierce ........ Newton 

15 Beston Street; Mechanic Arts High School; 1896; Manager Class Baseball (1); Class 
Athletic Board (1). 

Faxon, Paul ......... Wellesley Hills 

66 Pleasant Street; Newton High School; 1898; <P 2 K; Class Football (1); Class Track 
(1); Class Baseball (1); Class Athletic Board (1). 

Fellows, Katherine Adelheid . . . . . . Northampton 

21 Amity Street; Newcomb High School; 1894. 

Ferriss, Samuel Boynton ...... New Milford, Conn. 

103 Butterfield Avenue; 1896; B K <I>; Le Cercle Francais (2); Glee Club (1); Manager 
Six-Man Rope Pull (2). 

Field, Wilbert Daniel ....... Somerville 

29 McClellan Street; Berkeley Preparatory School; 1891. 

Fiske, Eustace Bridge ....... Somerville 

6 Nutting Avenue; Somerville High School; 1898; Commons ( 'lull. 

Fogg, Verne Allen ......... Topsfield 

I Chestnut Street; Topsfield High School; 1897; Musical Club (1). 


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Fox, Charles . . . Baltimore, Md. 

17 Kellogg Avenue; Baltimore Polytechnic Institute; 

French, Willard Kyte . . Worcester 

6 Phillips Street; Worcester Classical High School; 1897. 

Garde, Earl Augustus . . . Lynn 

30 North Prospect Street; Lynn English High School; 

Garvey, Mary Ellen Monica Amherst 

27 South Prospect Street; Amherst High School; 1896. 

Gilligan, Gerald Mathew . West Warren 

120 Pleasant Street; Worcester Academy; 1895; K F 
4>; Class Captain (1). 

Glavin, William Francis . . Wenham 

North College; Beverly High School; 1897; £ * E; 
Six-Man Rope Pull(l). 

Goff, Howard Mason . . Cambridge 

120 Pleasant Street; Everett High School; 1894; * 2 
K; Glee Club (1,2); Class Track (1); Class Rifle Team 


Graves, Walter Decker . . Brookline 

1 North College; Brookline High School; 1895; AS*; 
Stockbridge Club; Assistant Manager Varsity Track (1). 

Green, Lynn 

Sehenevus, N. Y. 

6 Nutting Avenue; Cooperstown High School; 1896; 
Commons Club. 

Guba, Emil Frederick 

New Bedford 

6 Nutting Avenue; New Bedford High School; 1897; 
Commons Club. 

Hall, Frank Edwin .... Revere 
103 Pleasant Street; Searsport High School; 1896. 

Hamilton, Howard Milton . Winchester 

Cottage Street; Winchester High School; 1896; K T 4>. 

Harding, George Warren . . Somerville 

Flint Laboratory; Somerville High School; 1895; K £; 
Class Hockey (1). 

Harris, Ethel Lovett . . . Beverly 

Draper Hall; Beverly High School; 1897; A <!> T. 

Hartwell, Richard Raymond Springfield 

Colonial Inn; Springfield Technical High School; 1896. 


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Harvey, E. Eeskine . . . . . . Washington, D. C. 

Physics Building X. 

Hastings, Louis Pease . . . . . . •_ . Springfield 

K 2 House; Springfield Technical High School; 1896; K 2; Roister Doisters. 

Hathaway, Wilfred Adelbert 

88 Pleasant Street; X; Class Cross Country (1, 2). 

Hodgson, Benjamin Earl . . 

22 Amity Street; Phillips Andover Academy. 

Hopkins, George Randolph Lawrence 
60 Pleasant Street; Orleans High School; 1898. 

Howe, Ralph Thomas ..... 
120 Pleasant Street; ' Melrose High School; 1897. 

Hunter, Harold Clayton .... 
60 Pleasant Street; South Hadley High School; 1896. 





Jewell, Charles Henry ...... 

17 Kellogg Avenue; Merrimac High School; 1897; Debating Club 

Johnson, Lawrence Wilhelm ..... 
12 Cottage Street; Williston Seminary; 1892; A 2 $. 

Johnson, Sidney Clarence ...... 

South Hadley Falls 


B K $ House; Gloucester High School; 1894; BK$; Band (1, 2); Orchestra (1, 2). 

Jordan, Raymond Douglas ....... Springfield 

21 Fearing Street; Springfield Technical High School. 

Kennedy, Alan Giles ......... Milford 

85 Pleasant Street; Milford High School; A 2 *; Class Baseball (1). 

Kimball, William Lincoln . . . . . . . . Orange 

<J> 2 K House; Orange High School; * 2 K. 


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King, William Cutting . • . . . . . Suffield, Conn. 

120 Pleasant Street; Suffield School; 1897; 2 # E; Class Basketball (1); Sergeant-at-Arms 

Knight, Frank Edward ....... Brimfield 

'35 East Pleasant Street; Hitchcock Free Academy; 1893. 

Knowlton, Priscilla ......... Roxbury 

\ M. A. C. Farmhouse; Girls' Latin School; 1898. 

Leary, Frank Dennis ......... Brockton 

12 Cottage Street; Williston Seminary; 1892; Catholic Club. 

Leiper, McCarrell Hudson ...... Blauvelt, N. Y. 

3 Nutting Avenue; 2*2; Class Track (1). 

Liebman, Anna ......... Dorchester 

Draper Hall; Dorchester High School. 

Logan, Milan Alexander ........ Brockton 

19 Lincoln Avenue; Brockton High School. 

Mansell, Elton Jessup ....... Cambridge 

4 Chestnut Street; Arlington High School; 1895; * 2 K; Class Football (1); Class Hockey 
(1); Class Baseball (1). 

Martin, Andrew Lawrence ........ Hopedale 

Mather, William .......... Taunton 

Fitts House; Stand Grammar School; 1898. 

Mattoon, Charles Gordon ........ Pittsfield 

120 Pleasant Street; Pittsfield High School; 1896; 2 4> E; Class Rifle Team (1); Varsitv 
Rifle Team (1). 

McCarty, Arthur Martin ........ Monson 

9 South College; Monson Academy; 1897; Q. T. V.; Catholic Club; Orchestra (1); Band 
(1); Class Basketball (1); Class Baseball (1). 

McClellan, Adams Newton ...... Keene, N. H. 

K 2 House; Mount Hermon School; 1896; K 2. 

Montgomery, Forest Kimball ..... East Orange, N. J. 
87 Pleasant Street; Moses Brown School; 1896; 2 * E; Class Track (1); Varsity Track 



Moor, Erwin Charles 


10 Allen Street; Lynn Classical High School; 
1897; Y. M. C. A. 

Moore, John Raymond . Tolland 
Birch Lawn; Mount Hermon School; 1S92; 
Mount Hermon Club; Y. M.C. A. 

Morgan, Earl Amos . Amherst 

2 Allen Street; Amherst High School; 1890; 
K 2. 

Morse, Maurice . Dorchester 

Entomology Building; Mechanic Arts High 
School; 1896; Commons Club. 

Morton, Elmer Joshua ....... Watertown 

Commons Club; Waltham High School; 1S96; Commons Club; Orchestra (1); Roister 
Doisters; Band (1); Y. M. C. A. 

Newbold, Douglas Tracy ....... Northampton 

87 Pleasant Street; Mount Hermon School; 1897; 2 <J> E; Roister Doisters; Dramatics 
(1); Class Debating Team (1). 

Newton, Adelbert ........ 

77 Pleasant Street; 2 * E. 

Newton, Edward Buckland ...... 

Chemistry Laboratory; Holyoke High School; 1896; Commons Club. 

O'Hara, Joseph Ernest ....... 

6 Phillips Street; Worcester Classical High School; 1897. 

Parke, Robert Warren . . . . . ■ 

5 Allen Street; Murdoek School; 1897. 

i . Lenox 

. Holyoke 



Parkhurst, Raymond Thurston ...... Fitchburg 

K 2 House; Fitchburg High School; 1898; K 2; Y. M. C. A.; Stockbridge Club; Class 
Basketball (1); Class Track (1); Varsity Track (1). 

Parsons, Edward Field ....... North Amherst 

North Amherst; Amherst High School; 1897; Y. M. C. A.; Debating Club; Class Track 
(1); Varsity Rifle Team (1). 

Peck, George Newberry ........ Amherst 

L0 Allen Street; Hartford High School; 1895; Commons Club; V.M.C. A.; Glee Club (1). 

Peck, Roger Eugene ........ Shclburnc 

6 Nutting Avenue; Arms Academy; 1896; Y. M. C. A. 

Peirson, Henry Byron ........ Bradford 

18 Nulling Avenue; Haverhill High School; 1894; Y. M. ('. A.; Manager Class Tennis 
Team (I ); Squib Hoard (I). 

Perry, Errol Clinton .... 
15 Hallock Street; Fairhaven High School; 1896. 


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Peterson, Roy Duane . . . . . ... Brooklyn, N. Y. 

120 Pleasant Street; Greenfield High School; 1896; A 2 <J>; Class Baseball (1). 

Pierpont, Frederick Trowbridge ..... Chester, Pa. 

18 Nutting Avenue; Milwaukee High School; 1896. 

Pond, Allen Leon . Holliston 

K 2 House; Holliston High School; 1896; K 2; Class Football (1); Class Basketball (1); 
Class Baseball (1); Varsity Baseball (1); Varsity Football (2). 

Poole, Harold Walter ....... 

B K * House; Hudson High School; 1897; B K *; Class Hockey (1). 

Pree, Karl Julius ......... 

© X House; Brookline High School; 1896; X. 

Pulley, Marion Gertrude ....... 

2 Allen Street; Melrose High School; 1898; A * T. 

Ouimby, Arthur Edmund . . ■ . 





36 North Prospect Street; Somerville High School; 1893; B K 4>; Varsity Baseball (1); 
Class Baseball (1); Class Hockey (1); Class Athletic Board (1). 

Ratner, Charles Cosrael 

Re a, Julian Stuart 

Lincoln Avenue; Weymouth High School. 

Readio, Roger Frank . 



120 Pleasant Street; Northampton High School; 1896; BK4>; Class Football (1); Class 
Basketball (1); Class Baseball (1); Class Captain (1). 

Record, Harold Jordan West Boylston 

Butterfield Road. 

Rice, Harold Miller Kensington, Conn. 

Stockbridge Hall; New Britain High School; 1895; 2 * E. 

Robbins, Waldo Whiting South Hingham 

14 Nutting Avenue ; Hingham High School. 

Roberts, Mark Anthony ....... Dorchester 

2.5 Lincoln Avenue; Dorchester High School. 


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Ross, Donald ......... Arlington 

4> 2 K House; Arlington High School; 1897; * 2 K; Class President (1); Class Hockey 
(1); Class Football (1). 

Rowe, Clifford Alton ...... East Orange, N. J. 

* 2 K House; East Orange High School; 1897; * 2 K; Glee Club (1, 2) 

Sargent, Walter Harriman ....... Maiden 

4 Chestnut Street; Maiden High School; 1895. 


10 South College; Stone School; 1S96; Q. T. V.; Manager Class Cross Country (1). 

Seavey, Paul Stanley ........ Cambridge 

Commons Club; Cambridge Latin School; 1897; Commons Club; Class Hockey (1). 

Sedgwick, Alfred ........ Fall River 

A 2 <I> House; Proctor Academy; 1894; A 2 <!>. 

Sexton, Ernest Francis ....... Darien, Conn. 

3 Nutting Avenue; Stamford High School; 1896; 2 * E; Catholic Club; Class Football 


Sheldon, Howard Rhoades ...... New Marlborough 

4 Chestnut Street. 

Sibley, Helen Aramintha ....... Longmeadow 

Draper Hall; Springfield Technical High School; 1897; A <J> T. 

Skinner, Everett Hamilton ...... West Upton 

K 2 House; Worcester Academy; 1895; K 2; Class Tennis (1); Class Track (1). 

Smith, Jonathan Harold ....... Roslindale 

88 Pleasant Street; Boston English High School; X; Roister Doisters. 

Smith, Wendell Frederick ..... 
10 Allen Street; Troy High School; 1898; Commons Club. 

Spaulding, Harold Edwin ..... 
K S House; Hopedale High School; 1896; K 2. 

Troy, N. Y. 
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Spencer, Arthur Winthrop ........ Danvers 

North College; Danvers High School; 1895; K T *. 

Stafford, Irving Boynton ....... Fall River 

6 Nutting Avenue; Durfee High School; 1898. 

Stearns, Horace David ........ Waltham 

18 Nutting Avenue; Waltham High School; 1897. 

Stevens, Chester Dillingham ....... Reading 

10 Allen Street; Reading High School; 1897. 

Stockwell, Erwin Sidney, Jr. ....... Sharon 

Commons Club; Sharon High School; 1898; Commons Club. 

Strack, Edward Framingham 

Clark Hall; Framingham High School; 1895. 

Sutherland, Ralph . Cambridge 
35 North Prospect Street; Rindge 
Technical School; 1897; AS*. 

Sweeney, William Joseph 


35 North Prospect Street; Boston 
English High School; Class Rifle Team 
(1); Varsity Rifle Team (.1); Class 
Cross Country (2) . 

Taylor, Edmund Billings 

17 Fearing Street; Thayer Academy; 
1893; Commons Club; Rifle Club. 

Thayer, Julian Bailey ...... Durham, Conn. 

36 North Prospect Street; Middletown High School; Mandolin Club. 

Thayer, Weston Cushing ..... 
53 Lincoln Avenue; Hingham High School; 1897; K T *. 

Thomas, Frank DesAutel ..... 
Lincoln Avenue; Milford High School; 1897. 

Tietz, Harrison ....... 

24 Beston Street. 

Tirrell, Loring Vinson ...... 

Lincoln Avenue; Weymouth High School; 1896; Class Baseball (1) 

Underwood, Arthur Leslie ....... 

B K * House; 1897; B K *. 

Vickers, John ......... 

B K * House; Deerfield Academy; 1895; B K $; Class Basketball (1). 

. Hingham 

. Milford 

Richmond Hill, N. Y. 

South Weymouth 

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Waite, Richard Austin ....... Middlefield 

B K * House; Deerfield Academy; 1896; B K 4>; Assistant Manager Varsity Track (2). 

Wells, Marion Nichols . . . . 
Draper Hall; Central High School; 1896; A <J> T. 

Wheeler, Russell Hubbell .... 

4 Chestnut Street; Newtown High School; 1898; K T <J>. 

White, Edward Asa ...... 

4 Chestnut Street; Moses Brown School; 1896. 

Newtown, Conn. 
Providence, R. I. 


Whittle, Clarance Parker, Jr. . 

120 Pleasant Street ; Weymouth High School; 1896; * 2 K; Class Football (1); Varsity 
Football (2); Class Basket ball (1). 

Williams, Allan Carruth ....... Rockland 

Williams, Kenneth Sanderson ...... Sunderland 

9 South College; Deerfield Academy; 1897; Q. T. V.; Class Football (1); Class Basketball 

Window, James Joseph ........ Lynn 

7 Allen Street; Lynn Classical High School; 1897; Debating Club; Class Debating Team (1) 

Wing, Arland Junius Danvers 

North College; Danvers High School; 1897; K T <i>. 

Wood, Oliver Wiswell ...... 

81 Pleasant Street; Arlington High School; 1892. 

Woodard, Chester Smith ...... 

Leverett; Amherst High School; 1S96. 

Woodbury, Ray Willard ...... 

Cottage Street; Newburyport High School; 1894; Commons Club 

Woodside, Wilfred Livingstone ..... 
4 Chestnut Street. 

Yesair, John ... 

K 2 House; Dummer Academy; 1894; K 2. 

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Give me men to match my mountains, 
Give me men to match my plains, 
Men with power to subdue them, 
Men with empires on their brains. 

This is the College's plea to you, oh Class of 
1920. Yours is a history — not made — but in the 
making. You come here, men from every walk of 
life, of all moulds and dispositions — some thinkers, 
dreamers, schemers; some backward and shy, 
others daring and unreserved. Yet it is to you that 
Alma Mater looks for the forming of new and 
worthier traditions, while she is yet young. 
You have been observed while at your classes and in your social life ; sometimes 
with approval, sometimes with disapproval. With appreciation the college has 
noted your unity as demonstrated in interclass relationships, even in such affairs 
as the semi-humorous struggle on Freshman field, the rope pull and in your class 
organization with its attendant election of officers. 

May you find these things the spice rather than the foundation of your college 
life. Look about you, find a friend and be a friend. This is the beginning of 
manhood. Next find the place where you can do the most good in the college 
social life, for ' ' Give to the world the best that you have and the best will come 
back to you". 

Many of those who have looked unsympathizingly on your struggle to affiliate 
yourself with the work here have casually remarked ' 'Just like all the other fresh- 
men". To you it may have a melancholy ring at first; but give it a second, deeper 
thought and you will find there a living, invigorating hope. Recall that all the 
college men you most admire wiere once Freshmen — uninteresting to the uninter- 
ested — but the pride of those who knew and cared. Now see them fulfilling the 
fondest hopes of those who kindled the ambitions, or made them possible. They 
are men of strong character and steadfast purpose, men who can accomplish things 
worthy of our admiration. 

Neither can you afford to disappoint those who care, nor to let the spark of 
your ambition flicker out. To yourself you owe courage; to your friends, success; 
and to all, honor. The college can ask no more of you than that you be true to 

Oh, men of 1920 — for men you are — make your college history worth the 
while. May the last chapter read — "They were men of sterling worth." 


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Fred V. Waugh ..... 

. President 

Warren H. Dewing .... 

. Vice-President 

Helen Millard ..... 

. Secretary 

Ralph S. Stedman .... 

. Treasurer 

Ivan A. Roberts ..... 

Class Captain 

Starr M. King . . . : . 



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Allen, Harold Kenneth 

Anderson, George 

Andrews, George Henry 

Farmington, Conn. 
Apsey, George Wills, Jr. 

Armstrong, John Shepard 

East Sandwich 
Armstrong, Philip Brownell 

Rutherford, N. J. 
Babcock, Leslie Edmund 

Bacon, Milo Roderick 

Bailey, William 

Ball, Harry Abraham 

Ball, Lorin Earl 

Beauregard, Winfield Scott 

Berman, Harry 

Bigelow, Henry Charles 

Millville, N.J. 
Blake, Robert Austin 

Blanchard, Kenneth 

Boardman, Charles Meade 

Bowen, Abram Temple 

Granville, N. Y. 
Bowmar, Ralph Burton 

Bridge, James Pitts 

San Antonio, Tex. 
Brown, Roy Robertson 

Bunker, Carroll Wooster 

West Somerville 
Burnett, Paul Lapham 

Burns, Allen Melville 

Cande, Robert Parsons 

Card, Ralph Hunter 



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Carleton, John Foxcroft 

East Sandwich 
Chase, Francis Chapin 

Clarridge. Fred W. 

Milford ' 
Clough, Alfred Arnold 

Cole, Frederick Eugene, Jr. 

South Portland, Me. 
Crafts, Gordon Burnham 


Crawford, Alexander George 

Crawford, John Alexander 


Daggett, Clinton Tones 

New York, N. Y. 
Davenport, Frank Semore 

Davidson, Donald Gordon 

Davis, Orrin Chester 

Delahunt, John Kersey 

Derick, Glendon Robert 

Dewing, Warren Montague 

Dixon, Harry Louis 

Doucette, Charles Felix 

Douglass, Donald Churchill 

Dwyer, James Edward 

Earley, Marion Edith 

West Newton 
Eldredge, Reuel West 

Farnsworth, Richard Wasgatt 

Fuller, Lorenzo 


Gay, Lawrence Washburn 

C ! nil on 

Golosov, James Sidney 

GORWAIZ, Richard II amulet 

Newburj ■purl 


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Graff, Leland Sprague 

Graves, Carlisle Ferrin 

Stamford, Conn. 
Gray, Irving Emery 

Woods Hole 
Gustafson, William Nathaniel 

Hale, Frank Thompson Caldwell 

■ Byfield 
Hamlin, Hazen Wolcott 

Harrington, Harold Leon 

Haskins, Harold Arthur 

North Amherst 
Hathaway, Richmond Hobson 

Hathaway, Warren Sidney 

Hersom, Allen Humphrey 

Higgs, John Alden 

Hill, John Farren 

Hill, Theodore, Jr. 

Jefferson Valley, N. Y. 
Hillabold, Charles Kroh 

Syracuse, Ind. 
Holland, Frank Harold 

Holla way, John William 

Horne, Robert Sanderson 

Wellesley Farms 
Howland, George Herbert 

Hurd, Davis Alden 

Wellesley Hills 
Hurd, Gordon Killam 

Hyde, Kenneth Squier 

Iorio, Carlo Antonio 

Johnson, Alberta 

Old Westbury, N. Y. 
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Jones, Edson Temple 

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Canton, China 
Lindquiat, Harry Gotfred 

Littlefield, John Edwin 

Lothrop, Earle Daniel 

West Bridgewater 
Luce, William Alan 

West Boylston 
Lyons, Henry Egmont 

MacLeod, Guy Franklin 

Mallon, Charles Hugh 

East Braintree 
Mangum, Andrew Bruyette 

Maples, James Comly 

Port Chester, N. Y. 
Martin, Lawrence Paul 

McDonald, Milton Crandall 

McGeorge, William Brimble 

Greenwich, Conn. 
McNulty, Raymond Henry 

Meserve, Albert Wadsworth 

Millard, Helen Stanley 

Great Barrington 
Munroe, Raymond Franklin 

Fall River 
Murray, Harry Athol, Jr. 

Raynham Centre 
Newell, Philip Sanger 

West Newton 
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Newtown, ( !onn. 
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Newport, R. I. 
Phillips, Stephen Austin 

Plowman, George Taylor, Jr. 

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Putnam, Frederic Henry 

South Framingham 
Quadland, Howard Preston 

North Adams 
Quincy, Percy Edmund 

Readio, Philip Adna 

Redding, George Kenneth 

Reed, Morris 

Richards, George Henry 

Richardson, Mark Morton 

North Dana 
Roberts, Ivan Andrew 

South Lee 
Robertson, William Fenton 

Sanborn, Joseph Raymond 

North Amherst 
Sanderson, Ralph Hemmenway 

Schandelmayer, Ralph Ernest 

Scott, Clifton William 

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Great Barrington 
Strecker, Edmund Herman 

New York, N. Y. 
Sullivan, Walter Mitchell 

Sumner, Ralph Martin 

Talmage, Harry John 

Great Barrington 
Taylor, Elliot Hubbard 

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Torrey, Converse Hall 

Williams town 
Turner, Alfred William 

San Pedro, S. Domingo 
Urquhart, John Wardrop 

East Walpole 
Vigezzi, John Dellea 

Great Barrington 
Vigezzi, Mary Theresa 

Great Barrington 
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Blanchard, Margery Elizabeth 
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Buck, Paul Ten Broeck 
Campbell, John Collins 
Clancy, Henry Gregory 
Cross, Robert Earle 
Curran, Ralph Aloysius 
Davis, Edwin John 
Emerson, Caroline D. . 
Fleorsh, Mary Frances 
Giles, John Farrar 
Grundler, Adolph Joseph 
Harris, Warren Timothy 
LaPoint, Wilfred John 
Messmer, Robert Frederick 
Morton, Leander Paul 
Norris, Harold Allison 
Novitski, Joseph Francis 
Palmer, Philip Leonard 
Perley, Robert 
Rollins, Eva Isolde 
Rucker, Harriett Evans 
Scott, John Edmund 
Searles, Edward Marlborough 
Watson, Hawkesworth Douglas 
Whitman, Luther O. 
Woods, Frank Archibald 


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Lynnfield Center 

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LaGrangeville, N. Y. 

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Nashville, Tenn. 

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Fitzgerald, A. J. . 
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Frank Bainbridge 
Louis Philip Emmerick 
Delwin Bruce Farrar 
Nathan Warner Gillette 

Stewart Putnam Batchelder 
Eliot Mansfield Buffum 
Arthur Martin McCarthy 

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Harold M. Gore 
JfratreS in Wlxbt 

A. Vincent Osmun 

Gerald D. Jones 

Albert McCloud 
George D. Melican 
Albert Parsons 

Frederick Tuekerman 

Albert Ralph Stiles 
Arthur Franklin Williams 
Merrill Pomeroy Warner 
Edwin Rcimund Selkregg 



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Stephen Morse Richardson 
William George Sawyer 
Lewis Winans Spaulding 

Edward Field Parsons 
Frederick Schenkelberger 
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Eleven Alumni Clubs 

Colors: Silver and Magenta Red Publication: "The Signet' 


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William P. Brooks 
Orton Clark 

Robert P. Armstrong 
Lawrence S. Dickinson 
Walter E. Dickinson 
Arthur M. Hall, Jr. 
Raymond A. Jackson 

David Herbert Buttrick 
Francis Gill Edwards 
Paul Goodhue Harlow 

William Henry Boaz 
John Alden Chapman 
Ralph Wallace Harwood 
Robert Dorman Hawley 
Paul Fiske Hunnewell 

George Anderson 
Kells Shepard Boland 
Robert Dudley Chisholm 
James Pillsbury Davies 
Paul Faxon 

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George E. Stone 
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Frank P. Rand 

F. Civille Pray 
Luther A. Root 
Philip H. Smith 
Frank E. Thurston 
Ralph J. Watts 

Frank Willard Mayo 
Louis Warren Ross 
James Stanley Sims 

Douglas Henderson Huntoon 
Edward Nahum Mitchell 
Richard Warren Thorpe 
Arthur Dana Tilton 
Lewis Morrell van Alstyne 

Howard Mason Goff 
Elton Jessup Mansell 
Donald Ross 
Clifford Alton Rowe 
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Fifty-three Alumni Chapters 

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Carl Albert Gurshin 
Paul Walker Latham 

Charles Allen Fraser 
Robert Palmer Holmes 
Marshall Olin Lanphear 
Max Skidmore Marshall 
Kenneth Leroy Messenger 

Carlton Douglas Blanchard 

George Kinsman Blanchard 

Ralph Hall Brown 

Hall Bryant Carpenter 

Charles Crowe 

Harold Edward Spaulding 

Raymond Thurston Parkhurst 

Arno H. Nehrling, A T 
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Benjamin S. Ellis, V A 

Milford Robinson Lawrence 
Richard Woodworth Smith 
Joseph Fradley Smith 

John Bacon Minor, Jr. 
Carlos Taft Mower 
Oliver Goodell Pratt 
Roger Wolcott Weeks 
Harlan N. Worthley 

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Charles Henry Hagelstein 
Frederick Christian Larson 
John Brockway Nelson 


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A. Anderson Mackimmie 

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Henry Raymond Baker 
Birger Lars Johnson 

John Edward Callanan 
Gerald Matthew Gilligan 
Edson Temple Jones 
Arthur Winthrop Spencer 
Russell Hubbell Wheeler 

George B. Ray 

H. Prescott Boyce 
Franklin Homer Hubbell 
Walter Adams Mack 
Roland Winsor Rogers 

Robert Clayton Westman 


Oliver Maurice O'Neill 

Robert Lucius Boyd 
Gardner Clyde Norcross 

Malcolm Willis Chase 
Howard Milton Hamilton 
Mark Anthony Roberts 
Weston Cushing Thayer 
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Carlos Loring Beals 

Robert Stewart Boles 
Charles Henry Clough 
Henry Gurney Dunham 
Wayne McCrillis Flagg 

Frank Joseph Binks 
Arthur Paul Dunn 
Donald Smith Francis 

Victor Batista 
Willis Refine Cone 
Samuel Boynton Ferriss 
Sidney Clarence Johnson 
Harold Walter Poole 

Jfratres in Jfacultate 

Elvin Lee Quaife 
Jfratres in Urbe 

Henry Harrison White 

William Leonard Doran 

Bennct A. Porter 

Lincoln David Kelsey 
Harold Brainerd Pierce 
Raymond Miller Rodger 
Almon Whitney Spaulding 
Samuel Fuller Tuthill 


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Irving Weaver Ingalls 
Wesley Stevens Sawyer 
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iBtational Organisation 

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Eight Alumni Chapters 

Pu hi ica Hon: " Th e Rattle ' ' 

Colors: Red and White 

Flower: Red Carnation 


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Charles H. Gould, 9 

Lewis Taylor Buckman 
George Basil Fisher 
Harry Higginbotham 

William Henry McKee 
Lawrence Henry Patch 
Clarence Ritchie Phipps 

William Herbert Baker, Jr. 
Robert Burleigh Collins 
Wilfrid Adelbert Hathaway 
Edward Stuart Faber 

jfratre* in Urfce 

Gerald Eugene Perry, 
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John Nelson Preble 

Erskine Harvey 

William Raymond Irving 
Paul Edward Shumway 
Warren Draper Whitcomb 

Ernest Ritter 
Howard Leigh Russell 
Oliver Cousens Roberts 

William George Bradley 
Karl Julius Pree 
Jonathan Harold Smith 
Lawrence Washburn Gay 


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JHagjSactmssctts; aipfja Chapter 

CatabUsIjeb 1912 

iBtattonal ©rgatmation 

Thirty-seven Chapters 

Publication: "The Journal" 

Colors: Purple and Reel Flowers: American Beauties and Violets 


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Ralph Waldo Rees 


George Charles Everbeck 
Brooks Light 

Foster Kenneth Baker 
Elwyn P. Cotton 
Arthur Merchant Howard 
Ralph Walter Hurlburt 

Joseph Alfred Chadbourne 
Arthur Lincoln Chandler 
Alfred Francis Cosby 
Charles Oliver Dunbar 
William Francis Glavin 
McCarrell H. Leiper 

Horace G. Marchant 
Everett Langdon Upson 

Charles Raymond Wilber 



William Rupert Loring 
Francis J. O' Heron 
Theodore H. Reumann 
William H. Robinson 

William Cutting King 
Charles Gordon Mattoon 
Forest Kimball Montgomery 
Douglas Tracy Newbold 
Harold Miller Rice 
Ernest Francis Sexton 


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Jfrattonal ©rgantjatton 

Twenty Chapters 

Publication: "The Purple, Green and Gold" 

Colors: Purple, Green and Gold Flower: Violet 



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Charles Warren Curtin 
Paul Wheeler Dempsey 
Richard Lynde Holden 
Alfred Oberlin Kinsman, Jr. 
Harold Arthur Pratt 

Thomas Edward Carter 
David Oliver Nourse Edes 
Roy Wentworth Foster 
George Lucian Goodridge 
William Irving Goodwin 



Dean Watson Alden 
William Alfonso Baker 


Earle MacNeill Randall 
Lewis Elmer Richardson 
Hans Alfred Rorstrom 
William Wallace Thayer 
Frank Ccdric Webster 

Louis Martin Lyons 
Theodore Bertis Mitchell 
Clinton Rufus Raymond 
George Homer Schlough 
Carleton Tower Smith 

Frank Charles Stackpole 


Morton Harding Cassidy 
Augustus Warren Clapp 
Royce Brainerd Crimmins 


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Cstabltsheb 1913 

Rational ©rgant^atton 

Sixteen Chapters 

Eleven Alumni Councils 
Publication: "The Tomahawk" 
Colors: Cardinal and Stone 

Flower: Cardinal Rose 


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Joseph B. Lindsey 

Edwin F. Gaskill 
J. F. Martin 
Lewell S. Walker 

James Harold Day 
Emory Ellsworth Grayson 

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William B. A'lachmer 
jfratreS in Urbe 


Charles A. Peters 

H. L. Harlowe 
R. R. Parker 
Charles S. Walker 

Edmund Baldwin Hill 
Paul Revere Squires 

Timothv Palmer Wilcox 


George King Babbitt 
Roger James Chambers 
Thomas Jefferson Gasser 
Forrest Grayson 
Harold Leo Sullivan 
Brooks Woodworth 

Herbert N. Baxter 
Raymond Woods Boynton 
Ernest Laurier Coderre 
Harold Ralph Day 


Ralph Sutherland 

Carl Francis Kennedy 
John Joseph Maginnis 
Patrick Joseph Moynihan 
Edward Williams Popp 
Birger Reignold Rosequist 
Wells Nash Thompson 

Walter Decker Graves 
Lawrence Wilhelm Johnson 
Leroy Duane Peterson 
Alfred Sedgwick 



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Charles A. Peters ■ • • President 

Alexander E. Cance Secretary 

Ralph J. Watts Treasurer 

Chapter ftoll 

University of Maine 

Pennsylvania State College 

University of Tennessee 

Massachusetts Agricultural College 

Delaware College 

Rhode Island State College 

University of Nebraska 

Iowa State College 

Agricultural College of North Dakota 

University of Florida 

Alabama Polytechnic Institute 

Kansas State Agricultural College 

University of Arizona 

Syracuse University 

University of New Mexico 


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Ernest Anderson 
Edgar L. Ashley 
William P. Brooks 
Kerry on L. Butterfield 
Alexander E. Cance 
Joseph S. Chamberlain 
G. Chester Crampton 
William A. Doran 
Charles H. Fernald 
Henry T. Fernald 
James A. Foord 
Henry J. Franklin 
George E. Gage 
Clarence E. Gordon 
Philip B. Hasbrouck 
Edward B. Holland 
William D. Hurd 
Edward M. Lewis 

Joseph B. Lindsey 
William L. Machmer 
A. Anderson Mackimmie 
Charles E. Marshall 
Fred W. Morse 
Robert W. Neal 
A. Vincent Osmun 
John E. Ostrander 
James B. Paige 
Charles A. Peters 
Harold E. Robbins 
Fred C. Sears 
Paul Serex, Jr. 
Robert J. Sprague 
Olive Turner 
H. C. Thomson 
Ralph J. Watts 
Frank A. Waugh 

Charles Wellington 

C. F. Deuel 

A. F. McDougall 

G. F. Mills 

J\es;it>ent Jttembcrs 

C. S. Walker 

Bennett H. Porter 
S. B. Parsons 
L. H. Tavlor 

Harold A. Mostrom 
Everett S. Richards 
Tyler S. Rogers 
Frank J. Scheufele 

J^eto (Elections — 1916 

Almon W. Spaulding 

Ralph F. Taber 
Everett L. Wentworth 
Milford R. Lawrence 
Roland W. Rogers 


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JBaSEfacijusicttEi Chapter 

National Organization; Eight Chapters 

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Wesley Copeland Bonn 
Oswald Behrend 
Glenn Howard Carruth 
Frank Shirley Chamberlin 
John Thomas Dizer 
Edward Stanley Duffil 
Ralph William Elliott 
Ralph Watson Fearing 
Edmund Dean Kelsey 

George Wendell Barton 
Walter Griffith Bruce 
Walter Gray Buchanan 
Franklin Harwood Canlett 
Sumner Fiske Chamberlain 
Roger Francis Clapp 
Stuart Sandy Clark 
Dwight Shaw Davis 
George Edwin Erickson 
Harold Carter Fellows 
Hamilton Knight Foster 
Camille Baldwin Fuller 

Maurice Stetson Bowen 
Alan Freeman Boyce 
Henry John Burt 
Frederick Charles Chapin 
E. Holloway Coe 
Edwin Prince Cooley 
Eustace Bridge Fiske 
Lynn Green 
Emil Frederick Guba 
John Anthony Hayes 

Commons Club 

Jtkmbers in tlje jfacultp 

G. Chester Crampton C. Robert Duncan 
Arthur K. Harrison William L. Harmount 

Arthur N. Julian Fred C. Kenney 

Paul Serex, Jr. 

3\cstoent alumnus 

Stuart C. Vinal 




William Irving Mayo, Jr. 
Dana Otis Merrill 
Herman Beaman Nash 
Harry Samuel Saidel 
George Leonard Sargent 
Andrew Nathan Schwab 
Herbert Dwight Smith 
Carlton Mclntyre Stearns 
James Joseph Warren 

Flavel Mayhew Gifford 
Foster Kingsley Haines 
Paul John Heffron 
Ralph Wilbur Lawton 
David Mathew Lipshires 
Herbert Rankin McRae 
Gaylord Arthur Newton 
Walter Frederick Rutter 
Raymond Alexander St. George 
Sidney Sumner Smith 
Raymond Timothy Stowe 
Frank Archibald Woods 

Louis Edgar Morse, Jr. 
Raymond Franklin Munroe 
Elmer Joshua Morton 
Edmund Buckland Newton 
George Newberry Peck 
Julian Stuart Rea 
Paul Stanley Seavey 
Ervin Sidney Stockwell, Jr. 
Wendell Frederick Smith 
Allan Carruth Williams 



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Colors: White and Green Floucrs: White Roses and Tine 



Belta $f)t <§amma 

Charter Jflcmberg 

Mae Faustina Holden '16 
Esther Helen Chase '16 
Sylvia Bowen Brigham '19 
Bena Gertrude Erhard '19 
Ethel Lovett Harris '19 
Helen Aramintha Sibley '19 
Olive Evangeline Carroll '19 
Marion Nichols Wells '19 

J^Eto Jflembcrg 

Adaline Lawson Ferris 'IS 
Marion Gertrude Pulley '19 
Anna Liebman '19 


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Lewis T. Buckman, President Howard L. Russell, Secretary 

Members 1916=1917 
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Saville '17 

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Spaulding '18 

Mayo '17 

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Hawley 'IS 

Gurshin '17 

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Messenger 'IS 

Westman '17 

Peta &appa pn 

Boyd '18 

Kelsey '17 

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Bints '18 

Buckman ' 1 7 

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Russell 'is 

Wilbcr ' 1 7 

ILamlrtia CI)i Slpfja 

O'Heron '18 

Thayer ' 1 7 

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Mitchell, T. B. '18 

Wilcox '17 

Grayson, P. ' L8 


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Jfratetntttesi at fA. a. C. 

For nearly fifty years, the social life of Aggie students has been influenced by 
the presence on our campus of Greek letter fraternities. The development of these 
fraternities has been similar to that of fraternities at large ; first, a period in which 
the organizations existed without recognition and under the strictest secrecy; 
second, a period in which the fraternities won the recognition of the Faculty al- 
though still maintaining their secret character; and the third period in which the 
fraternities made their appearance as a pron inent factor in the social life of the 
whole undergraduate body. The present, doubtless, is witnessing the transition of 
the fraternity from the third to a fourth period ; a period in which the cooperation 
of fraternity groups with the College as a whole will reach its height. 

An investigation conducted by the Index shows that the members of the fra- 
ternities have done more than their share in building up and contributing to the 
various athletic and non-athletic activities of the campus. The figures from which 
this conclusion was drawn were gathered from five successive publications of the 
Index. The number of activities in which each meml er of the three upper classes 
was engaged was listed and a distinction made between fraternity and non-fraternity 
men. The figures for the five years were averaged, showing that the average fra- 
ternity man took part in at least two activities while the average non-fraternity 
man was not always interested in even one extra-curriculum activity. These 
figures which are presented in Table I, while slightly affected by several factors, 
show nevertheless that the fraternities are influential in maintaining interest in 
student activities and in encouraging participation in them. 

Table II shows a comparison of the growth of the College with that of the 
fraternities as well as the varying relation of the number of fraternity men to the 
number of students enrolled. It may be noticed that the rapid decrease in the 
percent of fraternity men in recent years has been accompanied by a rapid increase 
in the number of fraternities at the College. M. A. C. apparently presents to-day 
favorable conditions, for more additions to its fraternity roll. 

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E. M. Randall '17 

R. W. Smith '17 

Secretary- Treasurer 
R. W. Rogers '17 

tKhc g>tocfebribgc Club 

M. J. McNamara '17 

H. A. Rorstrum '17 

P. W. Latham '17 

Ebc i«lt. pennon Club 

F. M. Gifford '18 

1 'ice-President, 
W. H. Baker, Jr., '19 

Secretary- Trea surer, 
F. M. Bekkv 


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Almon W. Spaulding '17 

Howard L. Russell 'IS 

David M. Lipshires 'IS 

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Edward S. Duffil '17 


Walter I. Cross '17 

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Philip R. Babcock '17 

Francis G. Edwards '17 

Secretary- Treasurer 

Henry G. Dunham '17 

Chairman Executive Committee, 

Charles H. Hagelstein '17 


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President Kenyon L. Butterfield Professor Curry S. Hicks 

Cxecutibc Officer 

Professor Curry S. Hicks 

Jfacultp Jllemberg gppotnteti bp the $Jrc6ibent 

Dean Edward M. Lewis Professor A. Vincent Osmun 

Alumni iHembers 

Professor A. V. Osmun, '03 
Harold M. Gore, '13 - - ) 
George H. Chapman, '07 } 

. Appointed by the President 
Appointed by the Associated Alumni 

H>tuticnt JJlanagers; 

Richard L. Holden, '17 


Robert D. Hawley, 'IS 


Oliver S. Flint, '17 


Milford R. Lawrence '17 


Newell Moorhouse '17 


Committee on Clas& &tf)letic£ 


Emory Grayson 

Marshal of the Senate 

Harold M. Gore . 

Physical Education Department 

Robert S. Boles 


Emory E. Grayson 

William I. Goodwin 


Oliver G. Pratt 

Hall B. Carpenter 


Paul Faxon 

Kenneth S. Hyde 


Starr M. King 


f HE 1316 m 

Emory E. Grayson '17 . 
Richard L. Holden '17 . 
George Melican '1.5 
George Palmer '16 ) 

Edgar E. Perry '16 ) 
Harold M. Gore '13 

James H. Day '17 
Francis G. Edwards '17 ) 

Charles H. Hagelstein '17 \ 

Arthur P. Dunn '18 . 
Oliver C. Roberts '18 
Lewis Spaulding '18 ) 
William I. Goodwin 'IS f 
Robert P. Holmes 'IS ) 

Carlton D. Blanchard '19 J 
Emory E. Grayson '17 ) 

Stephen M. Richardson 'IS \ 

Forrest Grayson 'IS ) 

Clarence l\ Whittle, Jr., '10 )' 
Robert S. Holes '17 

Patrick J. Moynihan 'is ) 

Roger W. Weeks '18 I 
Allan L, Pond '19 

Barry Higginbotham '17 

Walter A. Mack '17 

Willi:, in 1(. [rving '17 


= 1017 


Che Substitutes 

George K. Blanchard '19 

Assistant Coaches 
Freshman Coach 

Right End 

Right Tackle 

Right Guard 

Left Guard 

belt Tackle 

Left End 


Right Half-back 


belt t-Ialf-back 

lohn M.Sauter '17 
lohn.l. Maginnis'18 
\rlhur D, Tilton 'IS 

L'l I 

WE 1318 Mb 

Captain Grayson 


Ctje Reason of 1916=1917 

Playing the heaviest schedule in the history of the 
institution, probably as hard as that of any college 
team in the country, the Aggie heavers of the pigskin 
had a severe task to accomplish this last season. 
Several factors must be taken into consideration before 
drawing up definite conclusions as to the standing of the 
present season's squad. First, there was the loss of 
Coach Brides, the best individual coach that Aggie 
has ever had. For four years he worked with Aggie 
teams, each season turning ovit a combination a little 
better than the previous. The team of 1915-16 repre- 
sented the sum total of his efforts — a perfectly running 
machine capable of holding its own with Harvard, 
Dartmouth, Tufts and Springfield. Alluring offers 
from Yale, however, drew him to a new field and this 
11 he took up his duties as coach of the line at "Old 
Eli", his Alma Mater. As a result, a new system of 
alumni coaches was inaugurated with Melican '15 as 
head coach, assisted by Palmer and Perry both of the 
class of 1916. Though rather early to prophesy as to 
the success of the system, the plan has so far met with 
the hearty support of the entire student body. 

The loss of Coach Brides was enough for one season 
— but with him went practically the whole 1915 team; 
no less than seven veterans graduating last June. 
This left only four regulars, Captain Grayson and Day 
as ends ; Weeks at fullback and Dunn at guard, around 
whom to build the present team. Rival colleges re- 
fused to take these matters into consideration, however, 
when arranging for the 1916 schedule. Colleges of our 
own size, Trinity, Wesleyan, and Vermont refused to 
play "a superior team". Williams would do so only 
on terms that the periods be limited to ten minutes. 
On the other hand, offers were continually made from 
Harvard, Cornell, Dartmouth, Yale— all the large 
eastern colleges— for places on the M. A. C. schedule. 
Rather than leave several open dates, the football 
management was forced to take on these heavy teams. 
The student body rallied loyally to the cause, how- 
ever. Long before college opened there was a goodly 
squad out for daily practice. Freshmen were in- 
eligible but the men from the three upper classes worked 
out with grim determination. Much promising ma- 
terial was available, the worst fault being lack of ex- 
perience. Captain Grayson '17 and Day '17 easily 
fitted into the end positions; two good substitute ends 
being found in Richardson '18 and Maginnis '18. 
For tackles, Edwards '17 and Holmes '18 showed up 
well, with Hagelstein '17 and "Red" Blanchard '19 
as substitutes. All four developed wonderfully as 
the season progressed. 


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One of the most 
valuable men on 
the team is "Art" 
Dunn '18, often 
mentioned in con- 
nection with All 
American combina- 
tions and a man 
who for technical 
skill and courage 
has no superior. 
As a co-worker in 
the guard position, 
Spaulding 'IS has 
shown ability in his 
first year as a regu- 
lar. 'Iligginbotham 


asasubst it utcin the 
guard position. 

At center, Rob- 
erts 'IS has in- 
creased his accur- 
acy and general ef- 
fectiveness by a 

season's experience 
and with Sauter 
'17 has borne the 
bulk of the work of 
this position. For- 
rest Grayson '18 
and Whittle '19 
have divided the 


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work at quarterback. In the backfield, Weeks '18 was 
the only regular left. Though hampered somewhat by 
injuries, he has played his usual strong game on both 
offensive and defensive. Goodwin '18 has substituted 
for him at fullback. Pond '19 at halfback was one of 
the finds of the season. Though inexperienced at the 
game, he was a strong defensive man and fast in car- 
rying the ball. The other backfield position was held 
down by Boles '17 and Moynihan '18. 

Connecticut Aggies opened the season on Alumni 
Field. Though they boasted a team of well seasoned 
veterans, they were forced to carry back to the old 
nutmeg state the small end of a 12-0 score. 

At Dartmouth the following week, the tables were 
turned. The Hanoverians, all experienced men, 
hardened by three previous games and superior by ten 
pounds in weight per man, had little trouble in plowing 
through the Aggie line. Though the maroon and 
white fought with grim determination, the obstacles 
were too many; fumbling and lack of team work too 
costly. When the final whistle blew, Dartmouth had 
piled up a 62-0 score. 

With undaunted spirit, the team lined up against 
Harvard the next Saturday. Here again superior 
weight and team work were in favor of the opponents. 
Fumbling also caused Aggie much trouble. Neverthe- 
less the team showed improvement over the previous 
week's work — especially in the work of the line. Cap- 
tain Grayson was the individual M. A. C. star, his 
consistent work on the defence doing much to keep 
down the score. Despite the efforts of the team, Har- 
vard romped off with a 47-0 victory. 

W. P.I. was the next attraction on Alumni Field and 
although the final score was 7-0 in favor of M. A. C, 
the game was more or less of a disappointment. Both 
sides fumbled often, were constantly offside and played 
rather loosely. Aggie's score came on a series of 
rushes and a successful forward pass, Pond to Day. 
The varsity team showed up well on the defense but 
lacked power on the offense. 

The big game of the year took place as usual on the 
old Tufts Oval field. Though the Medford boys have 
one of the strongest teams in the east, they found many 
a stumbling block in the Aggie line. M. A. C. was un- 
able to break up the forward passes of her opponents, 
by which they did most of their damage. The score 
of 28-0 hardly indicates the tenseness and interest of 
the game. 

Dartmouth, Harvard, Tufts, Williams, Cornell and 
Springfield on a single season's schedule hardly fur- 
nished the opportunity for a victorious season for a 
green young eleven but it did furnish experience that will lead to many future victories for 


M. A. C.— 14; SPRINGFIELD V. M. C. A'. 5 — 13 
1915 16 

WE 1918 m 

Captain Day 


With a team composed of many men new 
to varsity baseball, our 1916 squad came 
through the season with what, from a stand- 
point of development and progress, may be 
called a good record. It was a very difficult 
problem to instill into new men the spirit of 
teamwork when the elements were against us 
as they were last spring. Cold weather, snow 
and rain was the order of the season. It was 
no easy task to produce a winning combination 
when .game after game and two or three days 
of practice a week were called off on account 
of inclement weather. 
While the record of games won is small, there 
were no large scores piled up against us in spite 
of the fact that our schedule called for games with the 
best college teams of the east. The scores of the Am- 
herst games were certainly beyond criticism. The 
spirit of the individual players and of the team as a 
whole was and will be this year that of earnest endeavor 
to produce the very best results possible. 

There has been some criticism of the general policy 
of playing colleges "out of our class". Such a criticism 
might be justified if the sole object of intercollegiate 
athletics is to win games. But it is usually the senti- 
ment of the members of the team that to play against 
some of these "near" professional aggregations means a 
chance to fight and to show the real spirit of the team 
that is not obtained by playing with the smaller college 

Captain Day is a fighter and next spring he will 
have a crowd of hard workers on his team. With the 
backing of the student body, Coach Fitzmaurice 
should be able to produce a team that will be a credit 
to the college. 


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Edward L. King '16 
Almon W. Spaulding '17 
Wm. P. Fitzmaurice 

Chester S. Burteh '18 
Arthur E. Quimby '19 

Stephen M. Richardson 'IS 

Stanley W. Hall '16 

Paul G. Harlow '17 


. Coach 

Wsst 1916 tKeam 


George N. Danforth '16 

First Base 
George B. Palmer '16 

Second Base 
Roger S. Chambers '18 

Third Base 

Short Stop 
Edward L. King '16 

Right Field 
Harold G. Little '16 

Center Field 
Henry M. Walker '16 

Left Field 

g>cl)ebuk 1916 


. James H. Day '17 

Robert D. Hawley '18 

Wm. P. Fitzmaurice 

Robert C. Westman '17 
Ralph C. Holder '17 

Thomas J. Gasser '18 

Emory E. Grayson '17 

April 19 Springfield Y. M. C. A. College at Springfield 

April 26 Dartmouth at Hanover 

May 2 Springfield Y. M . C. A. College at Amherst 

May 6 Amherst at Amherst 

May 13 Tufts at Amherst 

May 19 Holy Cross at Worcester 

May 20 W. P. I. at Amherst 

May 23 Middlebury at Middle! ury 

May 24 Vermont at Burlington 

May 27 Boston College at Boston 

May 30 Tufts at Medford . 

June 17 Amherst at Amherst 

Totals .... 

James H. Day '17 

M. A. C. 














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O C K E Y 

The hockey situation at M. A. C. has had 
its ups and downs much the same as the other 
branches of athletics. The sport has been more 
or less successful since its inception as polo in 
1890. It was given very little support in its 
early years, although the teams compared very 
favorably with those of the small colleges. About 
1903 the style of game was changed and the 
team was composed of seven players instead of 

After a few years of rather mediocre playing, 

the Aggies began to come into the limelight and 

frdm 1908 until the present date have been 

represented by teams that have done much to place the sport on a firm basis. 

In recent years the team has played with teams representing such institutions 

as Harvard, Yale, Cornell, Dartmouth and Princeton and in almost every case 

has given an excellent account of itself. 

There is one great handicap that the team has to contend with. That is the. 
irregularity of the playing season due to the inclement weather. A team, in order 
to compete successfully with Harvard, Yale and Princeton, who have the advantage 
of artificial rinks, must have regular and consecutive practices. In the seasons 
that have been consistently regular as regards weather, M. A. C. has produced 
teams better than the average of small colleges; teams that have beaten Yale and 
forced Harvard, Dartmouth and Princeton to the lirrit and into overtime periods 
to register a win. In 1914, the team stood fifth among all colleges. 

The team of 1915-1916 had the poorest weather conditions to overcome that 
any team has had in recent years. Under these conditions however, they won from 
all teams of equal standing. Notwithstanding the fact that five men out of last 
year's seven were graduated, there is much good rraterial still in college. With 
the possibilities of having a new rink exceptionally good, the prospects for the 
team of 1916-1917 are very bright. 

g>cl)ebule 1915 = 1916 

December 29 Dartmouth at Arena .... 

December 31 M. I. T. at Arena .... 

January 12 Yale at New Haven .... 

January 19 Springfield Y. M. C. A. College at Amherst 

February 1 1 Springfield Y. M. C. A. College at Amherst 

February 17 Williams at Amherst .... 

February 22 Williams at Williamstown . 


M. A. C. 
















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Top Row — Buttrick, Lawrence, Plaisted, Huntington, Ross 
Second Row — Fernald, Chisholm, Wooley 
First Row — Wildon, Sanderson 



Raymond L. Chisholm '16 

. Captain 

David H. Buttrick '17 

Charles A. Huntington, Jr 

., '16 Manager 

Ufa Ceam 

Milford R. Lawrence' 17 

Harold C. Wooley '16 

Right Wing 

Everett S. Sanderson '16 . 

Left Wing 

Raymond L. Chisholm '16 


Charles H. Fernald, 2nd, '16 


Louis Ross '17 

Cover Point 

CarrickE. Wildon '16 ) 


Philip A. Plaisted '16 j 

David H. Buttrick '17 

Cl)c gmtogtttutcfi 


George B. Fisher '17 

Robert C. Westman '17 

Albert R. Stiles '17 

Robert P. Holmes '18 

Stephen M. Richardson 'IS 


THE 1918 INE» 

Track work at Aggie is divided among 
three teams; cross country, relay and cinder 
track teams. The relay team runs on a board 
"indoor" track which, as a matter of fact, is 
outdoors. This is not conducive to the best 
development of the team as practice is often 
hampered by weather conditions. Mostrom '16, 
Russell '16, Pratt '17 and Babbitt 'IS made up 
the team which last year defeated W. P. I. and 
Trinity College; losing by inches to Williams. 
Of these four letter men, only Captain Pratt 
remains. A number of last year's candidates 
are very promising, however, and a fast team 
is expected. 

The track team has also been hampered 
by the lack of a cinder track. This condition 
has been remedied by the construction on 
Alumni Field of a quarter mile oval track 
with a 220 yard straightaway. Last year's 
team had to lower its colors to Trinity, Vermont and W. P. I. In spite of the loss 
of several stars, it is expected that this year's team with the aid of better facili- 
ties will prove a strong combination. 

During the past few years, Aggie cross country teams have been steadily im- 
proving. With the exception of Lyons '18, the 1916 team was lost by graduation, 
but this season new material was developed and a successful team formed. The 
prospects for the next few years are pleasing since the present team is largely made 
up of underclassmen. 

Won by R. I. S. C. 

Eelap gdjebule, 1916 

Coast &rttllm> Jfket-&. 3. g>. C. fag. M 

South Armory, Boston, January 29, 1916 

Time — 2 min. 40 2-5 sec. 

a. c. 

Distance— 1 280 yds. 

9. a. 

Mtct=-M. p. 3. fas. m. S. C. 

Boston, Februarv 5, 1916 
Won by M. A. C." (default) 

Jftabal Militia ifflec t-tErtnttp bg. ill. &. C. 

Hartford Armory, Hartford, February 21, 1916 
Won by M. A. C. Time — 3 min. 44 sec. Distance — 1 mile 

Jfttntf) a&csimcnt Mcct-M. $. 3. fag. JR. 9. C. 

Boston, February 22, 1916 
Won by M. A. C. Time — 3 min. 39 sec. Distance — 1 mile 

$1. S. C. Mcct=-Wiil\iam& fag. ill. SL C. 

Amherst, March 4, 1916 
Won by Williams (by 6 inches) Time — 3 min. 12 4-5 sec. Distance — 156(1 yds. 

Babbitt 'IN, Pratt '17, Russell '16, Mostrom '16 Montgomery '19 

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Back Row — Coach Dickinson, Boaz, Montgomery, Pratt, Verbeck, Flint, Edwards, 

Danforth, Lyons, Ricker 

First Row — Bell, Googins, Mostrom, Russell, Aiken, Birchard, Parkhurst 

Harold A. Pratt 
Oliver S. Flint 


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Hartford, May 6, 1916 
Won by Trinity 72^—53^ 

Vermont fag. 01. 9. C. 

Burlington, Vt., May 13, 191(3 
Won by Vermont 73 — 53 

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Won by Worcester 77^—48^ 







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Jflassacljusetts Agricultural College 

Amherst, October 28, 1916 
Tied— 27^: 27^ Course— 4.8 miles Time— 27 min. 4 sec. 

g>pringfielb g. Jit. C. A. College 

Massachusetts Agricultural College 

Amherst, November 2, 1916 

Course— 4.8 miles Time— 26 min. 35 sec. 

Williams College 


JflassacfjuSetts Agricultural College 

Williamstown, November 11, 1916 

Jleto Cnglanb SntercoUcgiate Cross Countrp &un 

Franklin Park, Boston, November IS, 1916 

Won by M. A. C. 


I F L E 

The M. A. C. Rifle Team was established 
in 1909. During the past seven years, the 
team has won the U. S. Intercollegiate Out- 
door Championship four times and the Indoor 
Championship three times. No college has 
equalled the outdoor record of M. A. C. George 
Washington University, at Washington, D. C, 
our closest competitor, has won it three times. 
Last year Frank E. Haskell, '16, established 
a new individual outdoor record for M. A. C. 
by making a total of 145 points out of 150. On 
the indoor range, the team shot three perfect 
scores (1000 pts.) in three consecutive matches, 
averaging 997.15 for the entire season of thir- 
teen intercollegiate matches. The highest man 
averaged 199.00 out of 200.00. There were 
seven men entered in the Individual Open 

Championship match last year and although none carried off many prizes, all made 

creditable scores. 

Upon first glance the prospects for the team may look dull this year; five of 

the six men on last year's team graduated and most of them were excellent shots. 

This does not leave much of a nucleus. However, the last season brought to light 

a wealth of fine material, largely from the class of 1919. With this material in 

view and an added support from upperclassmen, there is a fine prospect for turning 

out the best team that Aggie ever had. 

©utboor Championship jHatct), 1916 

200 yds. 

300 yds. 

500 yds. 


Norwich University 





M. A. C. 





U. S. Naval Academy 




SI 7 

George Washington University 




si 7 

M. I. T. 





University of California 





Kansas State Agr. College 





Texas Agr. and Mech. College 





University of Minnesota 





University of Illinois 





Cornell University 





University of Michigan 

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University of Texas 



25 1 


University of Pennsylvania 





Mississippi Agr. and Mech. College 






THE 1918 IN» 

Serg't Lee Hemenway Behbend Davies Raymond Phipps Serg't Smart 
Clapp Capt. Fleet Gaventa Canlett Tuthill 
Rice Sweeny Parsons Mattoon 

intercollegiate d^utboor iWatcf) 


libibual Scores 

200 yds. 

300 yds. 

500 yds. 


Haskell, Frank Eugene 





Clapp, Raymond Luckey 





Canlett, Franklin Harwood 





Rowe, Louis Victor 





Gaventa, Harry Reymer . 





Hemenway, Justin Stanley 






WE 1918 INft 

^l^ 5 : 

Back Row — Ross, Mack, Harlow, Weeks, Chambers, Grayson, Richardson 
Front Row — Canlett, Pratt, Buttrick, Day, Carpenter, Spatjlding 

»earers of fte "Jtt" 


James H. Day '17 
Emory E. Grayson '17 
Roger J. Chambers 'IS 

Paul G. Harlow '17 
Almon W. Spaulding '17 
Stephen M. Richardson 


James H. Day '17 
Arthur P. Dunn 'IS 


Emory E. Grayson '17 
Rog v er W. Weeks 'IS 

Louis W. Ross '17 


David H. Buttrick '17 

Walter A. Mack '17 


Franklin H. Canlett MS 

Harold A. Pratt '17 


HallB. Carpenter '111 

Allnd W. Bell, Jr., '17 
Prank B. Bainbridge '18 
Louis M. Lyons '18 


Francis G. Edwards '17 
William H. Boaz 18 

Forest K. Montgomery 


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®fje JSon=atf)letic£ &cttottte£ JPoarb 

Allow us to introduce to you, Professor Harold E. Robbins, a teacher in Physics and Mana- 
ger of the Non-Athletics Activities Board. To the student body, he is known to be a daring 
motorcyclist, a man who can keep his head. It is this latter quality combined with perseverance 
and the courage of his convictions, that particularly fits him for the managership of this new 
Association. The following is his report, to the President, of the Non-Athletic work: 

This Board, after considerable preliminary consideration, was formally organized in the 
month of Sept., 1915. . 

For several years the need of systematic control, financial support, regulation, and super- 
vision of policies of student organizations has been recognized. These organizaticns include the 
Collegian (college newspaper), Combined Musical Clubs, Roister Doisters (dramatic society) 
and Public Speaking Council. Other organizations are under consideration. 

Organization of Board. The Board includes a student manager from each activity admitted 
to it, two members of the college faculty appointed by the president of the college, two alumni 
selected by the associated alumni, a genera! manager appointed by the president of the college, 
and the president of the college ex-officio. The general manager is treasurer and executive officer 
of the Board. 

Official Position. The Board is directly responsible to the president and trustees, and con- 
forms to all faculty regulations. 

Funds are obtained partly by student tax and partly by the earnings of the various organiza- 

During period Sept. 1915— Sept. 1916 over $53C0 was handled. Of this amount about 30% 
was derived from student tax. 

The total amount collected by the student tax is budgeted out each year to the several ac- 
tivities according to their needs and earning capacities. 

Disbursements are made thru office of college treasurer, on written approval of both student 
and faculty managers. 

The General Manager of the Board supervises the business and policies of each activity with 
the idea of assisting in every way possible the general administration of the several organizations. 

What the Board is Accomplishing . The following general statements are compiled from va- 
rious sources. 

It has given the non-athletic organizations a standard and stamp of most desirable character. 

It has shown a decided interest in the development of present and future policies in student 

It is devising profitable ways and means for the students to utilize spare time, especially for 
those not athletically inclined. 

It is trying to inculcate sound business policies and administration by students. 

It is trying to develop a live spirit of business co-operation between students and certain 
members of the faculty and alumni. 

It is trying, thru the students' organizations, to bring the literary and dramatic ability before 
the public in ways which will re lest only credit on the college. 

It puts a responsible party at the head and in this way the administrative offices are benefitted . 

For the same reason disbursements are made according to the demand of the individual 


President, ex-officio . 

Acting President 


Treasurer and Manager 

Faculty Representative 



Musical Clubs 

Roister Doisters 

Public Speaking Council 

L. Butterfield, A.M., LL.D. 

W. L. Machmer, A.M. 

O. L. Clark, B. Sc. 

H. E. Robbins, A.M. 

W. P. B. Lockwood, M.Sc 

F. D. Griggs 

Merrill P. Warner 

David M. Lipshires 

Arthur F. .Williams 

S. S. Smith 



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D. M. Lipshihes '18 


K. L. Messenger '18 

Assistant Manager 

Prof. H. E. Robbins, 

A.M. '. '. 

<§lee Club 

Faculty Manager 

Rodgers '17, Piano 

Jfirst tenors 

W. P. Bigelow, A.M., Coach 

Harlow '17 

Sawyer, Wm. 'IS 

Sutherland '19 

Norcross '18 

Hastings '19 

H>econb tenors 

Snow '20 

Gurshin'17 Hawley '18 Stackpole '18 Goff '19 Readio '19 

Chambers "18 Maginnis '18 Worthley '18 Peck '19 Record '19 

Stiles '20 

JfirSt Passes 

Warren '17 

Hunnewell'18 Clapp '19 

Burnett '20 

Clark '18 

Tilton '18 Leiper'19 

Davidson '20 

Davis '18 

Weeks '18 Morton '19 

Hurd '20 

Erickson '18 

H>econb Passes 

Edwards '17, Leader 

Messenger '18 

Sullivan '18 

Lawrence '17 

Mower '18 

Morse '19 

Thayer '17 

Richardson '18 



Foster '18 

Fogg '19 Holloway'20 Smith, G. A. '20 

Burton '19 

Davidson '20 Luce '20 

Waugh '20 


Cellos Clarinet 


Mitchell '18, Leader 

Howe, A. E. '18 Boland '19 

Johnson '19 

Parkin '20 

Readio '20 Oppe '20 
Hurd '20 


Morton '19 

Gurshin '17 

Boyce '19 

Cosby '19 




Swift '19 

Dunbar '19 

Murray '20 

Jflanboltn Club 

W. C. Knipfer, Coach 


Lawrence '17 

Whitney '17, Leader 

Robbins ' 19 

Stowell'17 . 

Haines '18 

Stockwell '19 

Thayer '17 

Powell' 18 

Boardman '20 

Chamberlain '18 

Waugh '20 

Ukulele Panjo=JtlanoolinS ipiano 


Whitney '17 

Ross '17 Gurshin '17 

Canlett '18 

Ross '17 

Saville'17 Cosby '19 

Hurd '20 

Haines '18 

Boardman '20 Boyce '19 

Readio '20 

Weeks '18 

Thompson '18 Oppe '20 




Davis, D. S. '18 

Howe, A. E. '18 Dunbar '19 

Smith, F. G. '20 


H>teel (guitars 

Wilcox '17 

Boyce '19 Readio '19 

Waugh '20 


THE 1918 Mb 

jHusrtcal Club* 

The musical clubs of the college form an important part of those activities grouped under 
the head of Non-athletics. Membership in these clubs calls for more than musical ability, since 
steady attendance at rehearsals and scholastic eligibility are required. In the case of individuals, 
the eligibility rule is at times somewhat of a "bugbear"; occasionally the club is handicapped 
by the loss of a valuable man through it, but on the whole it tends to keep the members from 
neglecting their studies in favor of the possibly more enjoyable work of the clubs. The trips 
and concerts of the clubs do much to bring the college into closer relationship with other colleges 
and with people of cities and towns in this and neighboring states. Trips are usually planned for 
the Christmas and Easter vacations. The itinerary ordinarily centers around either New York 
or Boston. The men making these trips receive peculiar advantages in the way of enlarging 
their circle of acquaintances and friends as well as being introduced to many new scenes. 

Three organizations serve to make up the musical clubs; Glee Club, Mandolin Club, and 
Orchestra. Each of these bodies holds weekly rehearsals and endeavors by this constant effort 
throughout the year to attain and maintain a high standard in their work. Professor Bigelow of 
Amherst College trained the Glee Club during the season of 1915-1916. His criticisms were al- 
ways to the point. His knowledge, experience and ability as a director have been invaluable. 
The work of the club is varied so that both classical and humorous numbers are available for 
the concerts. Although the membership in the Glee Club is not limited, the number of men to 
make the trips is generally twelve or sixteen. Expense is an important factor and is usually the 
limiting factor in deciding the number of men to be taken. Since only those men who are most 
faithful and who do the best work at the rehearsals "make" the trips, an incentive is always 
present for the constant effort on the part of the individual members. 

The work of the Mandolin Club is more along the line of popular selections and novelties. 
With the help of the drums and traps, their ragtime is all "pep"; never failing to make the au- 
dience sit up and take notice. The rules for making trips that hold for the Glee Club are also 
true for this organization as well as the Orchestra. The most important work of the Orchestra 
in the past has been to furnish dance music after the concerts or after Dramatic Club perform- 
ances. The large number of men trying out for the Orchestra last season made it possible to 
conduct the work on a more ambitious scale. Classical selections were attempted and creditably 
performed. The Orchestra also accompanied several of the Glee Club numbers. The College 
Quartette of the last season was a great success. Swan '16, Little '16, Worthley 'IS and Lawrence 
'17 composed the quartette and proved to be a winning combination. As a comic singer of 
humorous ballads, Little '16 never failed to take an audience by storm. Probably one of the 
best soloists that the college has ever had was found in the person of Worthley '18, whose singing 
has been universally enjoyed. 

The season of 1915-1916, under the management of Frank Anderson '16, was most success- 
ful. The feature trip of the year was made during the Christmas recess. Concerts were given 
in Waltham, Marlboro, Newburyport, Hingham, and Filene's Restaurant and the Copley Plaza 
Hotel in Boston. Everywhere the clubs were met with large and appreciative audiences which 
meant financial and social success. The concert at the Copley Plaza was in the nature of an 
Alumni Reunion and was regarded as a complete success. This ambitious undertaking on the 
part of the management was the first affair of its kind ever attempted by the musical clubs. 
Much similar to this was the Alumni Reunion, Concert and Dance given by the combined Clubs 
in the Hotel Worthey in Springfield April 28, 1916. Critics wrote that the work of the clubs 
compared favorably with thai of any that had appeared in Springfield previously that season. 

Of the local concerts, that in conjunction with the musical chilis of Amherst College given 
in the Amherst College Hall was perhaps the most satisfactory. "Comparisons arc odious" 
but it is lair to say that our clubs did not suffer by comparison. Such joint concerts cannot help 
but foster a closer relation between the students ol both colleges. Other concerts deserving 
mention are those given in Hadley, Westfield and on the campus during Prom week, on High 
School Day and at Commencement. The Prom concert took the form of an afternoon cabaret. 
the novelty of which made a decided hit. 

The prospects for a still more successful season this year are very bright. Never in the 
history of the clubs have so many men competed for the vacancies; forty-five trying out for the 
Glee Club and thirty each for the Mandolin Club and Orchestra. The severe competition for 
membership in the Hubs means greater effort and slill belter work iii these organizations, l.m- 
slnrcs 'is, the new manager, has trips to Boston and New York under consideration lor the clubs 
and we havt perfect faith in him to carry them through successfully, lie is sure ol' the earnest 
cooperation of the clubs and may safely assume thai their work will be of a high order. 



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successes among the various student activities. Beginning their career withj the 
very successful comedy "Her Husband's Wife", they attained even greater heights 
by presenting an original musical comedy during the 1915 Commencement entitled 
"Pluto's Daughter". This production was entirely the work of undergraduates 
and the very remarkable talent shown was surprising to many. 

The 1915-1916 season started with the reorganization of the society under the 
supervision of the Non-Athletics Association. The man- 
agement, believing that the society could attain even 
greater success than before, arranged for the production 
of the late New York melodrama "Under Cover". Here 
again all the work was done by the students even to the 
construction and painting of the scenery. The dress re- 
hearsal was witnessed by the "Northampton Players" who 
gave very favorable criticisms. 

The season came to a close with 
the Commencement show "A Full 
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received. The scenery and costumes 
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public Speaking at M. a. C 

Whether in the form of declamation, oration or debate, public speaking at 
M. A. C. is a gratuitous undertaking. Gratuitous — not in the sense that material 
rewards are lacking, for prizes a-plenty, medals abundant are the inducements 
which bring forth no lack of competitors every year. Gratuitous — not in the 
sense that intellectual achievement is wanting, for M. A. C. in her intercollegiate 
debates has been for several years almost universally successful. Indeed, it is 
not exaggeration to say that during the past year the finest of all records in the 
history of public speaking at the college has been made. Out of five debates held 
in competition with other institutions, four were M. A. C. victories. And yet 
in the face of such an encouraging situation, it is no secret among those who have 
followed the fortune of public speaking here to say that any form of public address 
is with us a gratuitous enterprise. 

Let the reader who doubts this statement drop into the Auditorium at the 
next public debate. Let him note the hundreds of empty chairs — an inspiration, 
of course, to the speakers. Let him note the presence of the handful who have 
had interest and loyalty enough to make up what is termed the audience. Let 
him note the bigness and bareness of the place under these conditions. Let him 
imagine how much a debater is put on his mettle by such a prospect, and if our 
reader does not then begin to comprehend what we mean when we say that public 
speaking is with us a gratuitous enterprise, nothing we can present will ever en- 
lighten him. 

Now, one of two things is evident. Either public speaking as a student 
activity merits student support or it does not merit student support. If it is not 
worthy the vital, concrete approbation of the student body, approbation which 
will show itself in something more than platitudes and lip service, approbation 
which will not hesitate to inconvenience itself to uphold the activity; then let us 
be honest with ourselves, let us arise and abolish such an activity from our midst. 
But if we do really believe in the value of this work, let us support it with a support 
which none may call anaemic. Let us resolve that we will in very deed put red 
blood into our efforts; that we will do our best heartily to sustain an activity the 
worth of which no one questions; that, like modern Britain in her hour of decision, 
we will "do our bit" manfully and "see it through". 


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intercollegiate JSefcateg 

FEBRUARY 18, 1916 

UninerSitp of Vermont 


JWasiaaeljusiette Agricultural College 

Resolved: — ' ' That an amendment to the Constitution of the United States 
should be passed prohibiting the manufacture and sale of alcoholic liquors in the 
United States." 

Affirmative — Wi. of "W. 
Raymond L. Grisner 
Zenas H. Ellis 
Philip R. Johnson 

Negative— Jdl. S3. C 
Howard L. Russell 
David M. Lipshires 
Thomas L. Harrocks 

Presiding Officer, Professor Philip B. Hasbrouck 


Professor John C. Hildt, Smith College; Professor Frederick S. Hyde, Springfield 
Y. M. C. A. College; Mr. Watson Wordsworth, Williston Seminary 

Decision in favor' of the Negative 

APRIL 14, 1916 

g>prmguelb H. J$l. C. S3. College 


Jtlaasiacljusiettg Agricultural College 

Resolved: — "That military training should be introduced in the high schools 
and colleges of this country." 

C. S. Cleasby 
L. H. Libby 
H. T. Burtis 

C. 9. C. 

Negative — ill. S3. C. 
Lincoln D. Kelsey 
Robert S. Westman 
Hamilton K. Foster 


Charles F. Warner, Springfield Technical High School; D. M. Cole, Wcstfield High 

School; Arthur T. Irving, Buckingham School 

Decision in favor of the Affirmative 


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Jf lint Oratorical Contest 


EVENING, JUNE 2, 1916, AT 
7.30 O'CLOCK 

Presiding Officer, 
Lieut. Henry W. Fleet 

Theodore H. Reumann 

'Society and the Criminal" 
'Mob Rule and the Lynch Law" 
'The Ultimate Preparedness" . 
'Country Life and Higher Ideals" 
'The Call of a Country" . 


Henry J. Burt '19 

. Leon F. Whitney '16 

Lincoln D. Kelsey '17 

. Theodore H. Reumann '18 

. Frederick B. Sampson '18 


Prof. John Corsa, Amherst College Prof. Benjamin Bills, Williams College 

Prof. Walter E. Prince, M. A. C. 

Jfirat prije, $20 attb a <6olfc Mtbal 

Theodore H. Reumann '18 

Hmonb iprije, $15 

Lincoln D. Kelsey 


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MAY 5th, 1916, AT EIGHT O'CLOCK 

Presiding Officer, 
Ralph J. Watts 

Hexrv J. Burt 


" Centralization in the United States" 

E. Sidney Stockwell, Jr., 1919 

"The New South" 

William R. Loring, 1918 
"An Arraignment of the Wilson Administration" 

Frederick B. Sampson, 1918 
" The Character of Washington" .... 

McCarrell H. Leiper, 1919 
" The Man for the Crisis" ..... 

Edward F. Parsons, 1919 
" Raising the Flag Over Fort Sumter" 

Earl A. Morgan, 1919 
" Invective Against Corry" ..... 

Edward N. Mitchell, 1918 
" A Call to Arms" ....... 

Henry J. Burt, 1919 

Dr. Ernest Anderson 

Prof. John Phelan 

Won by 
First, Henry J. Burt Second. 

Note: — The winner of this contest is awarded $15 and 
second is awarded $10. 

Henry W. Grady 

Henry W. Grady 

Elihu Root 

Edward Everett 


Henry Ward Beecher 

Henry Grattan 

Patrick Henry 

Mr. Charles G. Baird 

Frederick B. Sampson 
the contestant ranking 


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Jffl. a. C. ^utiltcattons; 

Successful college or class publications at M. A. C. have been, comparatively 
speaking, few in number ever since the founding of the institution. Several at- 
tempts have been made, at various times, to establish productions of many different 
sorts, — some newspapers, some strictly literary efforts. Some of these have 
succumbed before a single volume was completed, others have lived a number of 
years, a few have become permanent fixtures. 

The first publication ever attempted was a little pamphlet-like paper called 
the "Grand Menagerie at M. A. C", which appeared in 1869, two years after the 
college was established. It no doubt had worthy ambitions concerning the print- 
ing of college news, but owing probably to the fact that the number of students 
was very small, it became a source of "hits" on the men,. rather than a newspaper, 
and consequently lasted but a short time. 

Another publication, of a more serious nature than the "Menagerie," made 
its first appearance, as an annual pamphlet, on July 19, 1871, immediately following 
the commencement exercises of the first class to be graduated from M. A. C. This 
was ' ' The Register", which contained full accounts of the entire commencement 
program, including orations, class honors, and the like. According to available 
records, the last number of this paper was published in 187S, and the next year 
finds a somewhat similar production coming in, known as "The Cycle", edited 
by the D. G. K. fraternity. Its purpose is best explained by a quotation from 
one of the articles on the editorial page of the first number, which reads as follows: 
' ' Though our venture is published under the auspices of a secret society, it is not 
only the exponent of our fraternity, but a truly representative organ of our college; 
it is our desire that 'The Cycle' shall become the plane on which these interests 
shall meet." And in another place the statement is made: "There is a demand for 
an annual in which the exercises of Commencement Week may be preserved." 
"The Cycle" was the most successful paper which had been printed in the college, 
and its production was continued until 1906, although its importance and influence 
were considerably decreased by the publication, beginning October 1, 1890, of the 
first actual newspaper of the college, known as "Aggie Life", published fortnightly 
by a staff of students. Changing frequently in form and name, and improving 
steadily by its development, this paper still exists, known now as "The Massa- 
chusetts Collegian", and it is destined to exist, with further improvement and 
advancement, as long as the college lives. After eleven years of success, the 
name was changed in November 1901 to "The College Signal", in compliance 
with a vote of the student body to drop the word "Aggie" wherever possible with 
reference to the college. The circulation at that time was about 400 copies. In 
1909 the ' ' Signal", as it was popularly called, became a weekly publication instead 
of bi-weekly, and has remained as such since that time. The name was again 
changed during the year 1914-15, "The Massachusetts Collegian" being selected, 
on the grounds that "The College Signal" was not a sufficiently distinctive title. 
The present circulation is approximately 1850 copies a week, and a project is now 
under consideration for publishing the paper twice a week. 

Occasional attempts have been made to produce publications for Alumni in- 
terests alone, but not one has survived the inevitable periods of criticism and 
non-support. Records are found of various class albums and class letters contain- 


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ing biographical information and statistics of the members of the respective classes. 
The first of these was published in 1885 by the class of 78, and as recently as 1912 
and 1913 there have appeared similar class letters, produced from one to five years 
after the graduation of the class. In 1903 an Alumni annual was established by 
the Associate Alumni, known as the "College and Alumni News", a publication 
' ' bringing together a review of the work of the college and the Alumni for the year 
and forming a record of value and interest to all the Alumni and friends of the 
institution." Nothing is heard of this paper after 1908. Such a publication is at 
the present time, however, one of the greatest needs of the college, and it seems al- 
most inconceivable that support should be lacking. It is claimed that a newspaper 
such as the "Collegian" is intended to be cannot rightfully afford to give up as 
much space and attention as the Alumni desire, and still maintain a "newsy" 
standard. The production of an Alumni Quarterly, properly managed and rea- 
sonably supported, it is said, would fill a long-felt want. 

Even less success has attended literary attempts than that given to Alumni 
efforts. No strictly literary publication exists at the 'present time, lack of interest 
causing a corresponding lack of material. The "Irving Gazette", published by 
the Washington Irving Literary Society, was probably the most successful pro- 
duction of this nature, enjoying a life of thirty-one volumes. This was, of course, 
not an actual college publication, but - pertained more closely to the interests of 
the society which edited it. In February, 1910, there appeared the first number 
of the "M. A. C. Literary Monthly". It was composed largely of fiction, and 
contributions were solicited from the undergraduates. The magazine lasted only 
through the end of that college year. 

Not until very recently has the wit of the college been expressed on paper at 
regular intervals, unless the "Menagerie" could be called a humorous production. 
During the year 1914-15, however, facetiousness in all its splendor burst forth 
from the pens of a select few in the student body, in the form of a leaflet called 
"The Friday War-Cry". Support for this was not wanting, and the popularity 
of the paper was the cause of its expansion, and the establishment the following 
year of "The Aggie Squib", in magazine form, appearing approximately once a 
month, with various cartoons and humorous attempts. Its existence seems as- 
sured as long as enterprise exists for the compiling and editing of the material. 

Two publications in book form are among the most successful of the college. 
The Young Men's Christian Association of the college has published every year 
since 1890 a so-called "Handbook", containing all general information of value to 
members of entering classes, whence its more frequently used appellation, ' ' Fresh- 
man Bible". 

The second book-form publication is the "Index", a college annual published 
by the Junior class and appearing each year about Christmas time, a summary of 
the college and class activities of the past year. This book is the forty-eighth 
volume of that publication. The first volume was presented in 1869, "a pamphlet 
(of twenty-eight pages) designed to represent the internal growth and status of 
the college." The "Index" has been published regularly since that year, and has 
constantly increased in size, quality, and value, so that it may now be safely said 
that it is the most successful publication the college has ever seen. 


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One of the most popular social events of the year is the Soph-Senior Hop. 
The Hop is given by the Sophomores to the Seniors and is a fixed part of the Com- 
mencement program. It comes after the college scholastic life is over, at a time 
when everyone can give himself up to a thorough enjoyment of the affair. 
The campus is always at its best in the latter part of June. The velvety lawns 
and heavy foliage make it a veritable Garden of Eden and at night myriad Japanese 
lanterns and electric decorations transform it into a wonderful fairyland. The 
Drill Hall itself, under the skillful direction of the Committee, changes its everyday 
colorless garb to the gala dress of the ballroom. Last spring, seventy-five couples 
took advantage of this opportunity to introduce their friends to the gayest fund ion 
of Aggie life as well as to experience the novel sensation of watching the sun rise. 


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Top Row — Messenger, Spaulding, Habwood, Jackson, Weeks 
Bottom Row: — Caldwell, Babbitt, Little 

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3Iune 20, 1916 
•patrons anb -patronegseg 

Governor and Mrs. Samuel W. McCall Regtr. and Mrs. Philip B. Hasbrouck 

Pres. and Mrs. Kenyon L. Butterfield Prof, and Mrs. Charles E. Marshall 

Dean and Mrs. Edward M. Lewis Prof, and Mrs. Clarence E. Gordon 

Prof, and Mrs. Harold E. Robbins 

Frank M. Babbitt 
Lewis Spaulding . 
John Alden Chapman . 
Ralph Wallace Harwood 
Charles Henry Jackson 
Kenneth Leroy Messenger 
Roger Wolcott Weeks 

Sophomore jflembers 

Harold Nute Caldwell 

Mentor jHembers 








Harold Greenleaf Little 

Jfacultp iflember 

Prof. Harold E. Robbins 



junior $rom 

The Junior Promenade at the Massachusetts Agricultural College marks the 
climax of the winter's social season on the campus. The 1917 Junior Prom was 
no exception. It was held in the Drill Hall amid novel decorations, under ideal 
winter weather conditions, honored by a delightful assemblage of guests, and 
wrapped in that mysteriously attractive air imparted by the old memories and 
traditions of the Drill Hall and Campus. 

The Prom "season" opened on Friday afternoon, February 11, with a varsity 
hockey game. The dance was that evening, and the following afternoon, _ the 
Musical Clubs entertained at a Concert-Cabaret. In the evening, the Roister 
Doisters presented "Under Cover" in the Auditorium. Three of the fraternities 
entertained at house-parties which made the week-end much more delightful for 
the guests. 

There is one thought which the 1917 Committee wishes to leave with the 
student body, a thought which they have conceived as a result of their own ex- 
perience. And that is : that too much effort and money are expended in the desire 
to put on something just as good or better than the other fellow. A standard seems 
to have been set which each committee appears to endeavor to conform to, and in 
so doing they usually jeopardize the financial success of their undertaking. In 
the light of the present day conditions, it would seem advisable for future commit- 
tees to splurge less and to plan their affairs more conservatively, honestly taking 
the stand of repudiating this false standard of other years. 

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Lanphear Maginnis Chapman 

1918 Junior $rom Committee 

Marshall O. Lanphear 
Foster K. Baker . 
John A. Chapman 
John J. Maginnis 
Sidney S. Smith 
Wells N. Thompson 
Harlan N. Worthley 









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Messenger Chapman Spaulding Gurshin 

Saville Irving Smith Williams Hill 

informal Committee 

Mentor iWembersf 

Carl A. Gurshin of Lynn William Saville, Jr., of Waban 

Edmund B . Hill of Rutherford , N . J . Arthur F. Williams of Sunderland 

junior ifflcmbers 

John A. Chapman of Salem Kenneth L. Messenger of Winsled, Conn. 

Lewis \V. Spaulding of South Hingham 




program for tfje Jfortp=££>txtf) Commencement 

g>aturfcap, June £s>ebenteentf) 

3:00 P. M. BasebalLGame— M. A. C. vs Amherst, at Pratt Field. 
•8:15 P. M. Roister Doisters, Stoekbridge Hall. 

^unbap, June (figfjteentf) 

4:30 P. M. Baccalaureate Address by Dean Edward M. Lewis, Stoekbridge Hall. 

jfflontiap, June J&tneteentfj 

10 :00 A. M. Class Day Exercises. 

3:00 P. M. Competitive Drills. 

4:00 P. M. Regimental Parade. 

6:30 P. M. Class Sing, Steps of Stoekbridge Hall. 

7:45 P. M. Concert by Musical Clubs, Stoekbridge Hall. 

9:30 P. M. Fraternity Reunions. 

tEuesfcap, June {Etoentietfj, SUumtu 3Bap 

9:00 A. M. Meeting of Trustees. 

10:00 A. M. Business Meeting of Associate Alumni, Chapel. 
12:00 M. Alumni Parade. 

1 :00 P. M. Alumni Dinner. 

4:00 - 6:00 P. M. Trustees' Reception, Informal, Drill Hall. 

6:00 P. M. Alumni Class Reunions. 

8:00 P. M. Senior-Sophomore Hop, Drill Hall. 

IKetmesbap, June Ctoentpfirst 

10:30A.M. Commencement Exercises. Address by President Kenyon L. 
Butterfield. The Commonwealth will be represented by 
Lieut. -Gov. Calvin Coolidge. 



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To-day proud Massachusetts welcomes home 
Her loyal sons, brave men and strong and 

Back from the north and west and south they 

Leaving their labor now with gladness to re- 

Sweet memories of the days 
When buoyantly they trod these ways 
In the full flush of youth. 
Theirs were the forms which once in other 
Peopled these sacred halls. 
Their voices, glad and sweet and strong, 
Oft woke the echoes of these walls, 
Raised high to praise her name in song, 
Telling her triumph with exultant cheers 
That echoed long. 

Theirs were the loyal hearts which once alight 
With all the righteous flame of passion then, 
Upheld her honor, kept her virgin glory 

Cherished the pride of Massachusetts men. 
Cherished — ay, cherish ever 
Through all the years of time. Never 
Shall that loved name 
Grow faint in mem'ry or her influence fail 
To work sweet mystic spell 
O'er those who, kneeling at her feet 
Learn there to choose both right and well 
Of nature's gifts; to read defeat 
In death of purpose true and high ideal; 
To know no shame. 

Jffilae Jfausitina Colbert 

So on this day in the glad golden spring, 
When life is pulsing high and all around 
The very air is vibrant, every living thing 
Filled with a magic mystery of sound — 
How sad we bid good-bye 
How with a mighty purpose high 
We face the open way, 
Into a world where opportunity 
Waits once for every man. 
And we shall only win success 
If strengthened by the fight, we can 
By service conquer selfishness; 
By honest effort earning victory 
Our toil to bless. 

To-day we are looking backward o'er the 

And minded how the days have traveled fast, 
Look through the mistiness of parting tears, 
And welcome tender memories of the past, 
How sweet the happy hours 
Spent mid th' enchantment of these bowers, 
Youth free from every care. 
How eager in the days that are no more 
Our youthful hearts sought joy. 
Life held no pleasure bought too dear; 
Our happiness knew no alloy; 
Our hearts knew naught of pain or fear, 
We sucked life's pleasure to the core, 
And shed no tear. 

We face the future, knowing not the way, 
Or whether we shall reach the distant goal. 
We only know that service day by day 
Shall soothe the spirit and redeem the soul. 
The waiting world invites. 
We may not walk the lofty heights 
That lead to splendid fame; 
But where our course may lead, we carry there, 
Within our hearts enshrined, 
The golden precepts we have learned; 
Sweet friendships that shall ever bind; 
Knowledge that we have bravely earned ; 
And, dearer yet, the influence of her noble name 
God-formed and rare. 



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Rev. Byron F. Gustin 

Organ Prelude, "Allegro Maestoso" .... 
Senior Processional, "The War March" from "Athalie" 
Hymn No. 304 

Scripture Reading and Prayer ..... 
Anthem, "The Pilgrim's Chorus" from "Tannhauser" 

The Glee Club 

Baccalaureate Address, "The Greater Vision" . . Dean Edward M. Lewis 
Hymn No. 234 
Postlude, "Marziale Avonle" ' Armstrong 

Claste Bap Cxercteeg 

Planting of the Class 
Ivy Oration 
Class Oration . 
Class Ode 
Campus Oration 
Pipe Oration . 
Hatchet Oration 


by Class President 

. Charles Holt Gould 

Charles Wicker Moses 

Thomas Lincoln Harrocks 

Mae Faustina Holden 

George Newlon Danforth 

. Charles Holt Gould 

Harold Greenleaf Little 

jfortp=££>txtf) Commencement 

letmesbap, lune 21, 1916, at 10.30 9. 4*1. 

Rev. Hervey C. Parke 


Prayer . . 

Commencement Address, "The New Rural Advance" 

President Kenyon L. Butterfield, LL.D. 

Conferring of Degrees 
Address — 

Hon. Calvin Coolidge, 
Lieutenant Governor of the Commonwealth 
Announcement of Prizes and Awards 


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£>ebentf) Annual £>tng 

in Competition for tfje Uttftur ©. sarmfitrong Cropl)P 

$lontiap, futte I9tt), 1916, at 6.30 p. JH. 


"Who Killed Cock Robin?" ' ' Dear Old Massachusetts" ' 'Aggie, My Aggie" 


"Dear Old Massachusetts" (Music and words by Swift, ex-'17) "Spirit of '17" 


' ' Dear Old Massachusetts" "Medley" 


"Dear Old Massachusetts" 
*" Original Song" (Words by Helen A. Sibley, '19, Music arranged by George 
Anderson, '19) 


*' ' Massachusetts, Thine Are We" ' ' Old Folks at Home" 

(Words and Music by C. T. Smith, '18) 

"Love's Old Sweet Song" 

"Aggie, My Aggie" ' ' In the Evening by the Moonlight" 


*"Mass. Aggie — Here's to Thee" "Somewhere a Voice is Calling" 

(Words and Music by W. W. Thayer, '17) 


*' ' Evening Hymn" (Words by Mae F. Holden, '16 ; Music by F. A. Anderson, '16) 
"A Farewell to Aggie" (Words from the Class; Music from "Aloha Oe") 

"Sons of Old Massachusetts" (To be sung by the entire student body) 

Decision in favor of the Class of 1916 

Clagg ILeabcrs 

1916. Mr. Nelson U. Blanpied 1918. Mr. Harlan N. Worthley 

1917. Mr. William W. Thayer 1919. Mr. Melvin W. Gurshin 

Hon. Frank A. Hosmer, of Amherst 
Prof. David Todd, of Amherst College 
Prof. Frank A. Waugh, of M. A. C. 
Prof. William P. Bigelow, Amherst College 
Prof. Edgar L. Ashley, of M. A. C. 

*To bo Judged on a basis '>f originality. 


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(©rtmtell Prtjesi 

The Grinnell prizes, given by the Hon. William Claflin of Boston in honor of 
George B. Grinnell, Esq., of New York, to those members of the senior class who 
pass the best, second best, and third best examinations, oral and written, in theoreti- 
cal and practical agriculture : 

First prize, $25, awarded to Harold Augustus Mostrom. 

Second prize, $15, awarded to Ralph Fred Taber. 

Third prize, $10, awarded to Raymond Alson Mooney. 

(General 3hnprobemcnt 

The Western Alumni Association prize, given to that member of the sopho- 
more class who, during the first two years in college, has shown the greatest im- 
provement in scholarship, character and example, $25. Awarded to Ralph Walter 
Hurlburt, 1918. 

T&\\i& botanical -prijesi 

Hills prizes for the best and second best herbarium, competition open to mem- 
bers of the senior, junior and sophomore classes, awarded as follows : 
First prize of $20, to Roger Francis Clapp, of the sophomore class. 
Second prize of $15, to Carlton Mclntyre Stearns, of the junior class. 

Public Speaking (jPrebtouslp ginnounteb) 

The Burnham prizes awarded to the students delivering the best and second 
best declamations: 

First prize, $15, awarded to Henry John Burt, 1919. 

Second prize, $10, awarded to Fred Bucknam Sampson, 1918. 

The Flint prizes awarded to the students delivering the best and second best 
orations : 

First prize, $20, awarded to Theodore Henry Reumann, 1918 

Second prize, $15, awarded to Lincoln David Kelsey, 1917. 


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Sntcrdagg SBebate 

Won by the Freshman Debating Team, silver cup to each: 
Robert Burleigh Collins James Joseph Window Henry John Burt 

College $ri?e Bebate ($15 to Cach) 

Lincoln David Kelsey, 1911 

Thomas Lincoln Harrocks, 1916 

Henry John Burt, 1919 

Jtltlttarp honors; 

The following named Cadet Officers have been granted the military diploma 
and have been reported to the Adjutant General of the United States Army and 
to the Adjutant General of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as being efficient 
in Military Science and Tactics and graduating therein with highest honors: 

Cadet Colonel Charles Edward Hathaway, Jr. 

Cadet Major Albert James Hicks 

Cadet Major Charles Albert Huntington, Jr. 

Cadet Captain Harold Aiken 

Cadet Captain Emilio Joseph Cardarelli 

Cadet Captain George Newlon Danforth 

Cadet Captain Frank Eugene Haskell 

Cadet Captain Stanley Marshall Prouty 

Cadet Captain Everett Stackpole Richards 

Cadet Captain Dean Albert Richer 

Cadet Captain Benjamin Charles Louis Sander 

Cadet Captain Raymond Scott Wetherbee 

&ural JSrama -prije 

A prize of $50 offered jointly by Professor M. L. Morgan and the Dramatic 
Society for the best Rural Drama produced by a member of the undergraduate 
student body. Awarded to Mr. Thomas Carlton Upham, of the class of 1916. 



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4WL S. C Social Linton 

The words "Social Union" 
are likely to convey to the 
average Aggie undergraduate 
one of three impressions, ac- 
cording to the length of his stay 
in college; if he be a freshman, 
and the season be not far ad- 
vanced, they are apt to convey 
to his mind a certain vague won- 
dering as to just what comprises 
value received in the case of the 
one dollar item on his receipt 
from the T. O.; after the first 
entertainment he thinks of it as 
, designating some phase of the 
unseen powers that be devoted 
to filling otherwise barren winter 
— evenings with a very good quali- 
ty of diversion; and when he attains to the dignity of an upperclassman he visualizes a large 
room sacred to ragtime and the new dance steps. It is somewhat regrettable that the popular 
conception of the institution is thus limited; as a student identified with the movement remarked 
"Most fellows think of it only as the thing that gives the entertainments; they haven t an ^ idea 
of the other things it's trying to do." So that it may be enlightening as well as appropriate in 
this place to call attention to the work of the Social Union during the season of 1915-16, and 

b ™ ^USp^Swo?* thing attention to the fact that by the payment of one dollar at 
the beginning o the year, students are admitted to four or five high-class entertainments of the 
ortwhXonnally command prices of from one-half to two do lars , as.wellas wo°rthrees uclent 
affairs of the mediocre-art but good-time variety. Last year's schedule included of the former 
sort the offering of the Ernest Gamble Concert Party, musicians of the first quality, Mr Leland 
Powers whose ability as a dramatic reader is well-known throughout the country; and the Hc£ 
Francis Neilson the English Member of Parliament whose utterances and writings against the 

^^ll^Zi^r^Stif^^y Show of lasting fame and the Freshman Night 
Fntertainment The projected Student Vaudeville failed to materialize. 

Ent The administration of the Social Union is in the hands of a jomt committee , oT the Senate and 
faculty; this year's committee consists of Messrs. Spaulding, Irving and Russell of the former 
UnAv qnrl Messrs Lewis Kennev and Watts of the latter. .,_,,, , a j j 

The ehan« 'fro m the old chapel to the new auditorium in Stockbridge Hall not only afforded 
MeatlvneS a greatly appreciated facilities for the above class of entertainments but also 
„ u V 1 ' 1 " nfi ■ k actum oi moving pictures. The aim in this movement has not been con- 
SS'Z , 1, nor has it been designed to obviate any Possible unpleasantnesses at he 
Town Hall but has taken the form rather of a simple endeavor to give the^tudrnts be ttoi value 
than would be obtainable elsewhere for the same money. Features like The Spoilers , lhe 
WeTnaut" "Heart of the Blue Ridge", etc., took a prominent place on the programs The 
Sation was on the whole, excellently' supported by the student body, and it is confidently 
believe a extensions of the plan will be as successful. From the financial side sufficient ^sur- was forthcoming to enable the Union to establish a free telephone for local calls in the Trophj 
Room i \ , th ' 1 Ige, a feature of the work the existence of which many students are .unaware of 
TheTact of the presence in North College of a completely furnished pool room for the benefit of 
students fitted out by the same means, is probably even less widely known. 
students, ,, u existence of about a decade, during which it has 

been^nstr^SinVn-vuhng t.£ students w,.h a grea. many ^f^^^ZdZ 
,„j i n „ tr „ r tion Its noliev has been to preserve and foster the spirit oi sociability in tiu siuat 

b^anTto — 

hetween students and faculty. The realization of this ambition, therefore, depends emllel > 
upoTthepofX^attitude toward the Union; yet the ideal is ^^f^X^f^E In 
commensurate with both increased interest and with the matcn: 1 g 1 « | Wfc * 

fact its best days cannot be until the size and finances of M. A. C. warrant tin ni.unu name o a 
s^al center, with adequate physical equipment, which shall form a nucleus around which an 
active, healthy college life can be built. 


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JMgf) g>djool ®ap 

The latch-string at Aggie is always out, but on High School Day a particularly 
hearty welcome is extended to those who come to the campus to get acquainted 
with the institution. However well we may succeed in telling our friends by written 
or spoken expression of the attractions of our college, the democracy of the stu- 
dents, the inspiring Aggie spirit, the splendid equipment in buildings, land and 
men, the simplest way to drive these facts home is to bring our friends to the 
campus and let them see the college as if is. Every spring Aggie invites the high 
school students of the state to be its guests for a day or two. A day's program is 
carried out that is intended to demonstrate every phase of Aggie life. The very 
machinery of the college is kept running, athletic contests are staged, a banquet 
is given in honor of the guests, the musical and dramatic clubs entertain, the doors 
of the fraternity houses are wide open. The increasing numbers who visit our 
campus on High School Day are but proof that M. A. C. has found a unique way 
demonstrating her real worth to prospective students. 



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Gflje parent 

To you is granted a special privilege; arise and enter the "forbidden place" 
with me, for even Turkish harem laws are lax at present. From the noisy haunts 
of men below, I lead you boldly past the grim faced monster who guards the upper 
regions with sleepless vigilance, straight into the abode of the damsels. _ Doors 
flung wide reveal empty interiors, except where an occasional maiden is bent 
studiously over ponderous books of scientific research or toiling on momentous 
mathematical problems. Yet, listen! Do you hear a noise like the howling of 
the night wind and the yawling of a wildcat? It comes from the last and only 
closed door in this sanctuary. We knock, a shriek or two ensues, then silence and 
a polite "come in". There is no noise here — but 
an excessive display of combs and bits of tissue 
paper littering the room, bespeaking a comb party 
(most loathed by the keeper of the entrance) . 

Anon a telephone rings and without cere- 
mony we, the guests of honor, are tripped up by 
her who hastens to obey the summons. Unbe- 
lievable — a man has caught the monster off her 
guard and beguiled her with a smile into giving 
him the pleasure of an evening in the company of 
the damsel of his choice. But not in absolute 
privacy! Oh, no! There are plenty of errands 
to carry maidens past a half open door (left so 
by stern mandate). See, ingenuity has already 
begun its work; from diverse fancy bags and 
baskets silken threads of gay hue are drawn and 
deft hands weave the date of the eventful evening 
in the visitor's scarf, left conveniently at hand. 
Let us hope it is not borrowed for the occasion ! 
Coat-sleeves and collar sewed up also will pro- 
long the farewells this evening. It is rumored 
that on other occasions, when visitors were less 
welcome, clocks struck the parting hour while the 



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evening was yet young, and alarm clocks 
sounded a noisy warning. 

The sewing task complete, behold 
where two resourceful spirits are playing ball 
with studied unconcern of alabaster walls 
and dimly antique lights. But worse still, . 
watch those two maidens struggle in un- 
seemly fashion but with evident enjoyment. 
Alas they fall locked in one another's arms, 
too weary to rise — until an impious voice 
whispers in seraphic and beguiling tones 
"Let's eat". As if the Pied Piper had 
piped, damsels appear at this summons from 
the four winds. Then indeed in a most 
feminine and ladylike manner is prepared a feast which you of the outside world 
cannot equal in quality, nor far surpass in quantity. 

One by one the lights go out, leaving us standing here in the shadowy hall; 
tranquillity is at last restored and maidens sleep amid the havoc of the evening's 
activities. Come close while I tell you in the 
darkness, guarded by these walls, how other 
days are spent in festivities to which other 
maidens are invited; and how they may some- 
times be found clad in resplendent garb perform- 
ing the rituals of their new order beneath candle 
light and midst the odor of white roses and pine. 
Still give ear, while I relate how on Sat- 
urday mornings the song of the suds resounds 
in the corridor to rhythmic rub-rub and the air 
is filled with a mingled odor of some mysterious 
cookery and the scorch of a forgotten flatiron. 
One worker sings Yankee Doodle as she briskly 
wields the broom, and another in tones of awfullest discord hums Old Black Joe over 
and over as she plies the needle. For this reason the doors of the studious are closed. 
Oft on rainy Saturday afternoons, when men seek shelter and the way is clear, 
the maidens make good their exit down the fire escape and skip away to fish. But 
the only bite they get is a mosquito bite, and their only game a duck — ing. 

Still, that is not so bad when one considers what befalls if all but one or two 
of the maidens leave the apartments in the evening. Mischief is then rife ! Even you 

brave men would tremble to return and 
find every one of your beds occupied by a 
night-capped stranger and in the large room 
at the extreme end of the hall, a gigantic pa- 
jama-clad man sitting in your great arm- 
chair with his legs crossed and the moon- 
light slanting across his folded arms. 
Neither would you be delighted to find on 
your table a beautifully beribboned box of 
newly-made fudge — by the odor from your 
neighbor's room — and open it only to give 
freedom to a big fat mouse! 

Horrors, it scares me to contemplate 
it — I flee — follow me! 



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Belta $i)i #amma 

A new society has sprung up in our midst — Delta Phi Gamma. Already it 
has achieved one thing most vital to all concerned — recognition by the faculty. 
This means more than is generally realized, for it has brought recognition not only 
to Delta Phi Gamma as a Society, but to all the girls studying at the college. At 
last people have been awakened to the idea that there is here an active and able 
body of "Coeds" who lacked a satisfactory social life. Even thus early in the 
history of the society, favors have been shown the girls by faculty and fraternities 
which were never accorded them before its existence. 

From the impulse to better social conditions sprang worthier motives which 
have led to the formation of an organization which will inevitably make for better 
scholarship, greater democracy, and high standards of recreation. 

Then, too, it will undoubtedly bring about that which its members most ar- 
dently desire — a closer fellowship, that they, as alumnae, may remain more loyal to 
one another and their college. 

The growing necessity for binding the few girls together that they might 
work and play to their mutual advantage was first recognized by the girls of Draper 
Hall. On them fell the arduous and discouraging work of starting something 
radically new. When all was well under way — for to reach the goal of their ambi- 
tion will be the work of years — they deemed it advisable to extend their member- 
ship by opening up the society to the other M. A. C. girls who desired to belong. 
Three members were acquired in this way, and initiated in June. 

The enthusiastic spirit in which this work has been taken up and carried on 
under the able leadership of Esther Chase '16 and Mae Holden '16 promises to 
make successful this first "Coed" society of Massachusetts Agricultural College. 


M. A. C. "CO-EDS' 

if if son 

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Several years have passed since an Index Board has expressed itself regarding 
the campus questions of the day. Whether this has been due to a lack of time, a 
lack of opinion or mere bashfulness is a matter of conjecture. The present Board 
probably has been as profligate in the use of the wee sma' hours as any of its pre- 
decessors, our opinions have been submerged in the mad scramble of campus life, 
and as for bashfulness, we plead guilty to being as shy and coy as the average. 
Nevertheless, we feel that a few editorials have a place in a college annual. Our 
part may be only to resurrect these columns that future Boards may rejuvenate 
them and prove their worth. We are not seeking reward either of the bouquet or 
brickbat variety- We trust that our offerings will not be so acceptable as to be 
taken without comment ; we would prefer that they might serve as a spark to light 
the fires of the imagination, as a spur to action, that the obstacles to campus progress 
and enlightenment may be more quickly consumed and overcome. 

"Jit's a #reat Country" 

"Oh yes, we go on hikes and picnics and everything of the sort on Saturdays 
and Sundays thru the fall ; there's a whole lot of things to see — it's a great country, 
you know. A little more of that stuffing, and some dark meat, please, dad." 
Thus the freshman, home for his Thanksgiving vacation. Yes, even the freshman 
knows it — his frat brother has told him so; besides, isn't it near Hamp and South 
Hadley ? 

Yet by some inexplicable coincidence he himself doesn't seem to know much 
about it; and when he's a sophomore he's pretty busy, so that he "doesn't have 
much time to get out"; when he's a junior his time is kept well filled discharging 
his variously located social obligations, and, perhaps we might add, in hiring others 
to take their places ; and he likes to have his last year to himself, to spend in trying 
out the various methods of wearing his dignity and his glad rags. So it comes to 
pass that we find a sophomore now and then who hasn't a very clear idea of where 
Amherst is with relation to various cities or points of interest, together with a 
goodly proportion of seniors who have never climbed Mount Lincoln or Sugarloaf, 
or who have no idea whatsoever where the Devil's Garden or the town of Williams- 
burg might lie. Not to speak of the eighty per cent, or more who never heard of 
the regicide judges and their stay in Hadley, or the far greater proportion of geology 
ex-students who have no conception of the simplest structural features of the valley 
and its surroundings. 

But the beautiful old legend of the "angel sent from God" and that of the 
sixty devoted men who with their captain gave up their lives at Bloody Brook in as 
thrilling a sacrifice as was Custer's battlefield of the Little Big Horn, the stories of 
the Old Bay Road and the heroic tale of that grisly, freezing February night on the 
Deerfield flats, with its slaughtering, burning demons from the north; the annals 
of the huge two-legged lizards that roamed the valley ages before the advent of 
man, of the immense Hadley Lake and its great shelving beaches, on one of which 
stands most of our college today, the long-dead volcano at Little Mountain and the 
still visible products of its eruptions — these are not by any means all. Paderewski, 
one of the greatest of living musicians, gave a concert at Springfield last winter — 
we do not recall any extensive desertion of the Aggie campus on the night in question. 
We are all passably familiar with the topography of the Smith College campus — 


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but how about the Hillyer Art Gallery connected with the same institution? A 
very attractive course of lectures on political subjects was delivered by men with 
nation-wide reputations at Amherst College last year, available — but apparently 
not desirable — to Aggie students. 

To touch another phase of the question : The New England hill town as a 
type is known all over the country, together with the typical New England problem 
of the abandoned farm: why is Shutesbury? Speak up, some of you fellows who 
have lived one, two or three years within a few miles of it. The Polish settlement 
in the valley is pretty nearly a unique case ; what causes it ? What does it mean ? 
Whither is it leading? 

Yet another phase: Men go into the South American jungles each year, en- 
countering deadly fevers, dangers of assassination, serpents whose bite causes al- 
most instant death, ferocious wild beasts, that they may bring out some new and 
unknown species of the strange, rare orchid family of plants; how many of us, even 
after passing thru the throes of a sophomore botany herbarium, are familiar with 
the native orchids, some closely allied to the South American species, that grow in 
little-known byways on Mount Toby? Who knows the heavy, gorgeous night- 
moths that flap about our own campus, or the brill iant-hued fungi that grow in 
places we have passed a dozen times, or has heard the song of the wood thrush in 
the thicket at twilight? We have even seen fellows — not merely one or two, either 
— who, at nightfall, when God's great color organ was pouring out its solemn, silent 
notes from the western hills, would dash by in too much of a hurry to get thru supper 
even to notice. 

Yes, it's a great country. But, by the shade of old King Philip, who sits on 
his pristine seat on Sugar Loaf and moodily thinks of the days when his Nipmuck 
braves skulked over the tobacco fields at his feet, we need a little sense of the 
beautiful in life. 

<Ebc establishment of a Comstructtbc Crabitton 

A good many of us, we fear, — especially those who for one reason or another 
have had the sociological viewpoint developed a little more than usual — have been 
brought into a pessimistic frame of mind by what they have been pleased to call the 
"intolerable infancy" of the average undergraduate, and his decidedly uniform 
tendency, in consequence, to worship a tradition long after it has become outworn. 
Now, we do not pretend to condone this sort of thing; this refusal to think for 
oneself, to weigh all ideas, new or old, in the scale of reason before adopting or re- 
jecting them, is one of the biggest problems the Eastern college of this twentieth 
century has to face; it is little short of mentally suicidal for a man who comes to 
college, whether he knows it or not, to get his mind and soul sharpened, to permit 
a college ancestor of forty years ago to dull that mind and soul through the tyran- 
nous exercise of a "tradition" censorship. But, on the other hand, though under- 
standing perfectly well the point of view of the man who couldn't lay an egg but was 
a better judge of an omelet than any hen in the state, wc cannot in l his case excuse 
the fellow who crabs, but has no reasonable substitute to offer. 

These few words may perhaps explain in part the existence of this article; 
we wish to kill two birds with one stone, and at once to point out to the rah-rah 
boy the possibilities of his tradition idea, and to supply the deficiencies of the crab- 
ber in the way of constructive suggestions. 

There is, then, tucked away snugly in one of the mountainous corners of our 
state, a little town only a shade larger than our own Amherst — Amherst in summer, 


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we mean. The town, like most other towns, supports a high school, which gradu- 
ates a matter of not to exceed twenty-five per class ; and the high school maintains 
a principal — behold the forger of the Tradition. From that school there have come 
to Aggie, in three years, nine boys and three girls, if we are correctly informed; 
those boys and girls have not been heroes or heroines in any field or in any sense of 
the word, but — we approach the point of all this discourse — there is not a man or a 
woman in the twelve who is not oj the very finest blood of Old Aggie and oj the nation. 
There, Boston and New York and other centers of so-called culture — fabricated, 
for the most part, from the left-over and hashed-over remnants of the thoughts of 
great men — is a record which even you might be proud of, could you ever reach it — 
which you cannot. Mind, they are possessed of no great talent, no wonderful 
genius, these youths; they were, and one might surmise, rejoice to have been born 
and bred in an atmosphere of hard work and plain living and right thinking — and 
every one as clean and sweet as the air on a crisp October morning in their own 

The Tradition ? There it is : not a measured heap of shekels coined once per 
generation for five generations, not a ten-year reputation for influence in college 
or elsewhere, not even a name for studious asceticism running in the family, but 
only the development of men and women worthy the name, sound, rugged stock 
fit to be the eternal — and only — hope of their college and their country. 

And the Man? Well, we've noticed that somehow, when one finds a tradition 
like this one springing up in a college or elsewhere, you generally can't find him; 
you have to assume him (if you are thoughtful enough to consider him at all) as 
part of the work he built. But there he is, turning them out to come to M. A. C, 
keep up the Tradition here, and go back home, we hope, to help build even a bigger 
one. Sir, we salute you, and wish we at our "institution of learning", might take 
a few lessons from you, you builder of Men instead of Things ! 

g>i)all Wie $rogre*£S? 

Of the three or four types of group thinking usually recognized, we lack the 
tangible sign of the last and most advanced — a monthly or quarterly periodical 
for the exercise of the creative power of the mind, a kind of dissemination point for 
new or original ideas. Most of the older colleges have such an institution, taking 
sometimes the form of a printed forum of popular opinion on live subjects in the 
college, sometimes that of a pure literary magazine, or occasionally that of a com- 
bination of both, relieved by snatches of wit. Not only is Aggie capable of pro- 
ducing this kind of work, but with her new consciousness of growth she is beginning 
to feel the need of some such focussing point for her thought. It would not- be 
difficult to turn such a project into reality right now, for the production problem 
is comparatively a small one. Its worst enemy is our old friend the man who 
maintains that his life is a part of his work, instead of his work being a part of his 
life, and hence is opposed on general principles to the acquisition, in an agricultural 
college, of the power and the desire to think deeply. 

It has often been said that the truths that are most alive and actively beneficial 
are those over which there is considerable discussion, debate, difference of opinion; 
and that where there is apathy, there is also intellectual stagnation and death. 
The tangible measure of this capacity for discussion — the desire for active 
thinking — is found in just such an undertaking as has been proposed. How much 
alive are we? 


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Oh you who love old Aggie — can you afford to throw aside your higher in- 
stincts and your nobler motives? Can you afford to disregard all things cultural, 
to hold in contempt all things sacred? When man fails to exercise and develop 
those faculties which make him more than animal, he gradually slips back into 
an undisciplined and vulgar state — that state of brutal egoism where nothing 
sways him but his own desire. Beholding this, those who feel the call of a higher 
destiny are mocked by fear of that which must come to renew the manhood of 
the race. They ask, will it be war? Will it be panic; — financial disaster — or physical 
calamity ? 

Why is it that in the heart of every man there lies a spark of a diviner nature ? 
Was it that the spark should smoulder amid the ashes of mortal environment, or 
that it should be fanned into a blaze by the recognition of a human soul ? 

Certainly the latter — else why your existence ? It should not be felt that these 
things are above everyday life. They are the fundamentals of that life. It is 
this that turns life's pettinesses into largesse. 

After all, it is the commonplaces of life that count. Did you receive a letter 
from your Mother to-day, and being caught reading it, pass your embarrassment 
off with light ridicule — or did you say the truer thing and leave your friend with an 
indefinable feeling of greater confidence in this old world? Did you betray a con- 
fidence in the spirit of bravado? There is greater honor among animals. Have 
the days of chivalry departed forever that you so vaunt your disregard of moral 
law and human right ? Search yourselves — deal fairly with yourselves, and in the 
innermost recesses of your being you will find a something which is ashamed, and 
which questions your right to abuse these characteristics that make man master 
of the beast. Let "loyalty" be your watchword — "To thine own self be true, and 
it must follow as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man". 

Cije Jfifttctl) anmbersatp 

Think — think hard! Can you recall any instance where progress has been 
more marked than right here on our own campus, in these the first fifty years of our 
College's existence? 

There was a day when agriculture was not recognized as such, but merely as 
farming — a means of keeping body and soul together. At length a time came when 
farmers' lads and lassies, feeling keenly their lack of social status, began to migrate 
toward the cities. As this migration began to assume large proportions, men 
awoke to the importance of this heretofore unclassified industry, and became 
alarmed at the enormity of the role it played in our greatest economic problems. 
The cry was then "back to the land". But how to get them there and keep them 
there were problems in themselves. A question of so great moment was well 
worthy of time and study. A few far-sighted men with a deep understanding of 
human nature, looking into this matter, believed that they saw in these country 
folk and their common tasks the partial solution of the ever increasing "high cost 
of living question". They conceived of a school where farming should be made a 
science and farmers' children educated thai they might keep it on that basis. In 
fact they would recognize it as a big task, and create men big enough for the task. 
Right here in our valley, a small part of that vision was realized. A few scattered 
buildings on ragged, unkempt land, one or two professors who weren't afraid to 
venture out in untried paths, and a handful of faithful students: from this dc- 


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veloped the M. A. C. of today — almost a large college in number, and with very 
good and steadily improving equipment for its agricultural courses. Because of 
the tireless energy of our college pioneers it is to be our privilege to participate in a 
pageant — unique in its kind and typifying the spirit of progress. 

As students of the College we cannot fail to respond to the appeal that the 
references to the history of our College's past must make. It cannot fail to develop 
in us a wholesome appreciation of the men who have gone before us, and to stir 
us to greater action on our part, that the next fifty years of this institution shall 
find still greater progress. 

Besides, this anniversary celebration must call the attention of thousands to 
our college, who, having no realization of the importance of agriculture, have 
simply passed by on the other side. It will, moreover, while visualizing for these 
the progress of practical agriculture in this college, equally well demonstrate the 
fact that culture of the soil and culture of the mind are not inimical, but may be 
carried on at the same time, one being incomplete without the other. 

Read for yourselves in this pageant the story of noble ambition, faith, daunt- 
less enthusiasm, thought, purpose, progress as it has been written by the Aggie 
students for the last fifty years. 

Qftje Snbesfttgatiott 

The "merciless probe" is about complete. The heavy mist that settled over 
the college since the Committee on Ways and Means, instead of recommending 
the proposed development fund of two million dollars for six years — suggested a 
rigid investigation of the college, is beginning to clear. Out of the haze we see 
new hopes for the future of "Old Aggie", new opportunities that will open up after 
the exact status of the college is known, the awakening of a new faith and confidence 
in M. A. C. — both on the part of the State and the individual. 

Once and for all the college should be assured of adequate financial support. 
Heretofore, President Butterfield has been obliged to fight to the last ditch for 
every dollar that has been granted the institution. Not a single appropriation has 
been passed without his supreme effort. The result — much valuable time and 
thought and energy that should have been directed along more constructive lines, 
the development of the intercollegiate standard, the efficiency of the college curri- 
culum, has been spent in idle jargon with the Legislature. After the investigation 
report is in, however, the authorities and trustees should be assured of better sup- 
port. Money for the development of Aggie should come more freely. The State 
should then feel safe to invest in the college, realizing that its case is perfectly clear, 
that it is a safe proposition, a paying one, established on a firm basis. Aggie's 
stock should rise. 

The probe should also settle for a generation to come all questions concerning 
the work and methods of the college. The old watchword of the "mossbacks", 
their war-cry in the Legislature, — "more practical work" should die a shameful 
death. Through the hearings of the investigation committee, the state and the 
individual must realize more and more that an agricultural college is not meant 
primarily as a place where the student learns to hoe corn, milk cows, dig potatoes. 
The arguments of the alumni at the hearings must have shown conclusively that 
to meet the needs of the modern farmer the State is obliged to get away from the 
narrow-minded view of a few individuals. It must allow the authorities to offer 
such courses as will broaden the farmer of tomorrow, not force him into the rut of 
seclusion, mental inactivity, moral torpor. 


f HE Hli Wb 

The resultant of the investigation will move along another line also. The 
rigid criticism which the college has undergone will not be without results. It will 
lead to more efficient work. Constructive ideas have been offered by men who 
stand high in the world of agriculture — men who would never have given M. A. C. 
a thought if it had not been for the probe. Suggestions and criticisms have been 
offered concerning the short courses and extension service. M. A. C. has been 
held up before other agricultural colleges, compared with them, shown to be lacking 
in some respects, superior in others. The faculty entrance requirements, courses, 
methods of teaching have all come in for their share of comment. In brief, every 
branch of the college has been "raked over the coals" and the weak spots criticised 
severely. We never realize our mistakes until they are pointed out by another. 
Probably this constructive criticism will be the best thing that could ever happen 
to Aggie. . After the probe is completed, there will be an opportunity for a general 
readjustment. The authorities will have something definite upon which to plan 
for the future, so that in due time every branch of the college will reach a higher 
plane of efficiency. 

Best of all, the investigation has aroused the alumnus to a keener sense of his 
duty to his Alma Mater. Previous to the time of the first hearing, the M. A. C. 
alumni were a negligible quantity when it came to helping the college. Especially 
was this true of the older graduates. A few faithfuls would manage to come around 
to commencement or class reunions, but in the case of the majority, it was once 
away, always away. They felt that they had nothing for Aggie and Aggie had 
nothing for them. But with the approach of the investigation, there was a change 
of attitude. That little spark of love of Alma Mater, deadened by long years 
away from the campus, suddenly leaped into flame when the future of Aggie was 
at stake. Alumni from all classes, the old graduate, the new, flocked to the hear- 
ings to defend the college, its courses, its methods. This alone was enough to 
make the investigation worth while, for with a body of loyal Alumni deeply stirred 
to the welfare of the college, Old Aggie's cause cannot help but prosper. 


Very often in our college life we hear such expressions as "Why doesn't he 
get out and do something?" or else it will be "Oh, he doesn't amount to anything, 
he's a grind." This is within the realm of every college man's experience, for the 
average man has a certain superficial fear, as it were, of scaling the heights of 
Phi Kappa Phi, and of failure to succeed in student activities, lest he be the subject 
of such criticism as the foregoing. Yet there is some ground for taking this, critical 
view of our too hard working classmates when it is realized how many men take no 
active part in athletics or non-athletics, nor share in the fraternity life or the friend- 
ships which spring from common interests of a recreational nature. Is this the 
fault of the individual or of the body of college students? While this question 
may not be definitely answered, it furnishes a basis for discussion which may prove 
of value. 

One possible explanation may lie in the fact that many capable students fail 
to realize the worth of student activities, and therefore bend all their energies 
toward their studies. Again we ask — whose fault is it? 

Could we but make them see that student activities, both athletic and non- 
athletic, are of inestimable value to each and every individual inasmuch as they 


WE 1318 INft 

give a chance for the play of individuality and the development of personal genius 
which has formerly been dormant. Moreover, the student should be made to realize 
that it is in such activities that he puts to the actual test the worth of his education as 
exhibited by his mental growth. Yet, it is not so important in what direction 
these activities shall lead him, or what their nature shall be. The mere fact that 
he is learning how to mingle is of inestimable worth. Leadership can never come 
without such training. After all, is it not leadership for which the college man 
strives? Here Reticency learns to talk, to take the initiative, to make decisions, 
to shoulder responsibilities, to plan; in short, is in a fair way to acquire executive 
ability. Are these things of value? 

Nor are purely social functions without their advantages. As the saying 
goes, "Man is a social animal." Hence, to argue circuitously but quite truly, if 
one would be a man, one must of necessity be social. Social life breeds sympathy 
with one's fellow worker, broadens the mental outlook, instills confidence in one's 
self and in one's associates, and teaches the power to excite the sympathy and 
interest of other people. If you would be a success in life, is it not necessary that 
you have the ability to meet any man on equal terms and to win his confidence 
in you and in your integrity and ability ? To do this you must be able to meet his 
gaze squarely, to talk intelligently and frankly, and to discuss topics of current 
interest understanding^. This cannot be done without practice any more than 
one can learn to swim,' sing, play tennis, or make a speech without practice. Ease 
in such matters is to be obtained only by mixing freely with those with whom you 
rub elbows daily, and thus learning how to use tact and judgment in your conver- 
sation, while you acquire a keener perception of human nature. Social life is, 
moreover, a means of relaxation, one of the necessities of life. "All work and no 
play makes Jack a dull boy" without a doubt, and the average college student is no 
exception to the rule. No matter how much there is to be accomplished, no per- 
manent benefit can result from pushing a tired brain beyond the limit of endurance, 
and the surest way of getting relief from "brain fag" is to forget your troubles 
absolutely in utter relaxation with your fellows, — yes, even in a "rough-house." 

To mingle in the college life is a man's duty to his college as well as to himself. 
For if such things are of great value to the individual, they are worthy of support 
that they may be broadened and developed along lines of greatest benefit. The 
reluctant or bashful may feel himself a nonentity in regard to student activities, 
but this feeling is one which he must be taught to overcome. Again, he may think 
that the students prominent in activities are thus prominent because they enjoy 
prestige and attach small importance to their studies. Yet it may with truth be 
said that, while there are men who are socially active to the neglect of their studies, 
most social leaders are such because they realize the part it plays in rounding out 
their lives, and opening up to them an opportunity for personal sacrifice in behalf 
of their college. 

Yet remember, no definite rule can be laid down by which a student may di- 
vide his time between activities and studies. It is a personal problem which every 
man must solve for himself. Development is the great object, and this develop- 
ment should not be one-sided ; it should be broad and comprehensive, the kind of 
development that will fit a man to be the highest type of citizen. But let us not 
blame the recluse of college life, — the "grind" and the "thinker." Rather let us 
seek to draw him out that he may benefit by advantages, the existence of which he 
does not realize ; while we, in turn, derive pleasure from the new impetus which a 
thinker gives to society. 


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Confessions of a <©rtnb 

We draw, at the outset, at least one corner of a merciful curtain over the 
normal undergraduate's picture of the creature he denominates "grind". It 
contains a multitude of unsavory details involving stacks of musty-smelling tomes 
of the vintage of '76, a pervading smell of kerosene, and long and weary hours spent 
in unpopular absorption by the traditional osmosis. "It isn't good for a fellow to 
stick to the books too tight," says our old friend Popular Opinion, "After a while 
he gets so that he simply can't get out and meet anybody at all." So speaks the 
voice of wisdom, and lights another Mecca. 

But suppose — only suppose — that the old boy had another think coming, 
and that somehow he'd gotten mixed in his thinking, or what passes for thinking, 
and managed to put the cart before the horse. For instance, if the brute, instead 
of forgetting to make friends with people because he was too busy pursuing books, 
had taken to pursuing books because he couldn't make friends with people? Would 
P. Op. extract his hands from his khaki jeans, pull down his sweatshirt and begin 
to take notice? Not if we know him. He'd merely take an extra long whiff from 
the aforesaid Mecca and tell you, "Naw, you're all off; why, those chaps don't 
care anything about people — never did; why, they're as dead inside as Creeper's 
last year's plug." Well, if you agree with him, fair, gentle, amiable and otherwise 
pulchritudinous reader, don't waste your time on what's coming. We pass. 
You're inconvertible. 

For that is precisely the first proposition we wish to expound — that the grind 
is many times not one from choice. Did you ever really know one? And did he 
never stop in the middle of a weary page on a weary Saturday night when snatches 
of song floated over the campus, and close his book and dream for a while? Or 
pass a gay, happy bunch contained with difficulty in a smoke-filled room, consuming 
cider and doughnuts at SS feet per second, and think of the college stories he used 
to read in his callow days? Or see the crowd clearing out for Hamp on a Sunday 
night in midwinter, and wish a little wish that Providence had made him like his 
classmates? Perhaps, after all, a grind is human. 

But there are the books. Oh, yes, the books; at least, they furnish an avenue 
of forgetfulness, of at least temporary escape. So he goes to it, and finds relief 
from his lonesomeness in the true artist's satisfaction of knowing his duty well done, 
though it be the only thing left for him to succeed in. Or, once in a while, you 
may find a fellow of the grind type who forgets his troubles in helping out a younger 
chap, or one who has had less experience with the same difficulties; and verily, 
from the effect on the worker alone, the true Christianity of this idea is eminently 
practical. Such a man graduated from Aggie within five years, who, cut to the 
quick by the neglect and ridicule of his own class, nevertheless resolutely set about 
rebuilding the last two years of his college course on the wrecks of the first two — 
and succeeded. But we were speaking of the man who finds his solace in books. 
Eventually, as his new horizons expand and he sees the tremendous reality of the 
life and the men perpetuated there, what wonder if he find the college life about 
him, which after all is not much more than an elaborate play-system, growing petty 
and insignificant? What wonder if he resigns himself to never being understood, 
never really becoming a part of his surroundings while in college, and comes to 
rejoice that the new fields were opened up to him, however painful the method? 
And yet — and yet, there comes sometimes that overpowering loneliness, that 
yearning to be once more just plain irresponsible. But it is the law of compensa- 
tion — he who would understand the real things must pay the price. 


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Overdrawn ? Well, perhaps. But just try it on yourself some time, in imagi- 
nation, if you can; just take away your friends and your fraternities, and all the 
widespread fabric you call Activities, give yourself a rather sombre background of 
pre-college life, put some little quirk in yourself which makes it hard for you to 
make friends, and — have you so very much on the grind after all? 

tEfje 3lnbex 

Every year, the editors of the Index are brought face to face with the problem of 
determining just what are the functions of the book. Judging by the books of the 
past, it may be variously classed as a college annual, a class record, an alumni 
census bulletin, a cartoon magazine or simply a compendium for whatever literary, 
statistical and witty productions could be gathered by a bewildered Board. 

The present Board has felt very keenly the variety of needs that the book 
must nil. That the very multiplicity of duties has limited and handicapped the 
Board in fulfilling any one function is only too obvious to those who read these 
pages. The Index must serve as a college annual, yet we have been forced to 
slight some phases of college life for lack of room. As a class record we feel that 
our tribute to 19 IS is not in proportion to her worth. Even though this book 
should satisfy the various demands made upon it, we would feel that it had not 
secured its results with the greatest efficiency. We do not begrudge the loss of sleep, 
the sacrifice of scholarship or the enforced absence from campus pleasures. We be- 
lieve, however, that the conditions which keep an Index Board, for months prior to 
the publication of the book, in a frenzied and tense state of action can be remedied. 

The experience that the members of every Board gain for themselves is in- 
valuable. They gain this experience, however, at the cost of energy and time 
which might be more profitably used. A new Board that assumed its responsibility 
with a working knowledge of the job ahead, of the pitfalls that led others astray 
and of the previous successes and failures, should unquestionably be fitted to turn a 
greater amount of energy and thought toward the production of a better book. 

To us, it appears that the only remedy is to be found in standardization. We 
should make a determined effort to find the greatest need that the Index can fill 
and then proceed to make it do its duty. If the present type of book satisfies, well 
and good; but the class which publishes the book should elect its Board early in its 
collegiate career, while the preceding Board is still at work. If a genuine college 
annual is desired, however, then the whole student body should take over the 
publication of the book, place the Board on a competitive basis and give it its 
undivided support. In this case, the need of a class record should be supplied by 
a class book, published before Commencement at a time when the complete record 
of the class may be written. We desire to see a better book appear on the campus 
each year. A clearer understanding of the place that the Index must fill in the 
college life must inevitably lead to this result. 

©ashhoujSe g>emperbtrem( 

Amidst all the excitement attendant on the perennial regermination of the 
bud of discontent over our dearly beloved bean foundry, we wish to say that if the 
Index can add anything of positive value to the discussion we shall greatly rejoice, 
hoping that by some at present unforeseen accident it may find a hearing with 
those most directly concerned. With that end in view, then, we present what is to 
come, not with the idea of injecting still another consignment of loyalty talk into 
a very much overtaxed subject, nor yet with the intention of adding our bit to the 
umphty-steen volumes of satire already uttered thereupon. The following statistics, 


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after making some allowance for the personal equation of the various sources, repre- 
sent the approximate eating conditions at one New York and thirteen New England 
colleges, being compiled from a questionnaire sent to the respective Year Book editors : 





enced by 
Opinion ? 










Fraternities t 

S3. 50-6.00 

At night 


R. I. State 








Conn. Aggie* 









































3 minutes 

U. of Maine 





B'rd'g Houses 

















At breakfast 


B. U. 





Lunch Room 



W. P. I. 







5-10 minutes 


















M. A. C. 









investigation of food conditions by Trustees und 
tOne soon to be erected. 
jPractice soon to be abolished. 

MENU (Composite)* 




Fruit, 6 colleges 

Meat, 10 colleges 

Soup, 4 colleges 

Cereal (cooked or dry), 10 

Vegetables, 7 

Meat, 9 

Dessert (pie, cake, pudding), 10 

Salad, 3 

Rolls, 6 

Soup, 7 

Dessert, 8 

Toast, 2 

Beverage, 5 

Potatoes, 6 

Griddle cakes, 2 

Potatoes, 5 

Beverage, 5 

Beverage (tea, coffee, cocoa, 

nilk), 8 

Vegetables, 3 

Doughnuts, 2 

Meat, 2 

*Many of the menus reported were i 

ncomplete, and not 

Bread, general for all meals 

all the colleges reported their men 

It may be noted that by comparison, at least, we are by no means getting the 
small end of the deal. Neither the quantity nor the quality of the food is conspicu- 
ously wanting, and the price keeps within a small margin of the average. Then, 
too, we have somewhat of an advantage in the way of social advantages, etc. 

We do not believe in trying to persuade a man who is not living at the Hall 
that he should double his eats bill to keep up a tradition ; neither do we contend 
that a Dining Hall ranks as an appurtenance to be maintained at all costs; but 
we do maintain that there is a very definite sphere of usefulness for it, consisting on 
the one hand of its unifying effect on the student body and on the other in the fact 
that it is the only safeguard we have against the tender mercies of local boarding 
mistresses. Let us not hesitate to tell in definite and prompt terms what ails 
i In- rstablishment when it has definitely proved that there is an ailment, but on 
the other hand let us give it the same consideration that we would ask were we 
facing the same difficult problem. 



Cbtps from tfjc burning 

The following have been deemed representative of the most worthy sonnets 
broueh ou by the English 3 sonnet requirement. There has also been appended 
a sorfof eclectic summary of the finest and deepest thoughts expressed by the class 
on that occasion. 

Clje filler of tfjc g>oil 

He is a cultivator of the soil; 

He too takes in the heart of ripened wheat; 

The long hot, tiresome days of weary toil 

Through summer months he often must repeat; 

The harvest fruit without his care would tall; 

An everlasting vigil he must show, 

Or else his season's gain would be but small 

And have for his hard summer naught but woe. 

His aim in life is honestly sincere; 

His task is but to feed his fellow-men; 

His work is to upturn the fertile sod. 

His character his neighbors all revere; 

From childhood through the years he s always been 

An honest man— the noblest work of God. ^ ^ Kennedy 


The night is silent; all is hushed and still; 

The shrouded moon casts dull and frigid light; 

The power Death, with overwhelming might, 

Enfolds all life in winter's icy chill. 

But look' A golden spark glows o er the hill 

And sheds a warmth throughout the arctic night; 

'Tis Faith, that sets our hearts with God aright, 

And prophesies that help is in His will. 

But now the summer winds breathe through the trees, 

The merry song of birds is in the air, 

Across the meadow drones the hum of bees, 

And Nature's scents are wafted on the breeze, 

While up above, the skies are blue and fair; 

To live is sweet— Faith triumphs over Care. p REBL F 

King Winter, white and desolate, doth he 
About in cold magnificence. I stand 
Alone, and all I see on any hand 
Is endlessness of snow and woods and sky. 
What silence there is here! Yet just a sigh 
I feel, a whispering stealing through the land- 
That of the ancient wood. 


me ran in» 

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At times, as I recline, and think, and dream, 

My thoughts roam far into the ancient time 

When Mother Earth held in her lap sublime 

Vast forests of uncanny forms, supreme 

In all their majesty, through which the scream 

Of prehistoric moil of brutes in slime 

Rang out in horrid echo to the chime 

Of heavenly spheres, with which great space doth teem 

These strange and wanton flights do me confuse; 

Enchanted, mute, I glory in the spell 

Cast o'er me by Witch Nature's hoary muse; 

In haze the misty ages I peruse, 

And ponder o'er the wondrous fate that fell 

Upon this grand old earth in which we dwell. 

— F. K. Baker 
t£o Jfrienbship 

Friendship, the sweetest joy of our short life, 

Whether we reach the place of high renown 

Or fail to gain an ordinary crown, 

You modify the bitterness of strife. 

Intangible and mystic bond that holds 

The hearts of men together with the aim 

Of mutual service, your goal to gain 

The paths that lead to all men's souls. 

For friendship at its best is naught but love 

And when the soul is filled with love's sweet power 

The mind of man rejects at every hour 

The thoughts that toward the baser passions move — 

Such sordid things as fear and hate and lust — 

And listens to the voice of God in trust. 

— H. L. Russell 

***** Then o'er the coals to bend 
And watch those glowing embers ruby-lined. 
But then I saw the fire and passion, all 
The dizzy whirl my love at first attained, 
Grow softer, till in lovelier shades remained 
The after-glow, which on the farther wall 
My Peggy's picture lit, and shone awhile. 

When all the heavens bright with stars did glow, 
When Luna crept above the wooded rill, 
When all the noise of Man was hushed and still 
And Dusk enveiled the peaceful earth below, 
Then out upon still waters I did row; 
Out in the starlight, toward the shadowed hill; 
And all these wondrous things my heart did thrill 
With love divine, that I had longed to know. 



we on m 

Lives there a Sof with heavy head 

Who never to his mate hath said 
This is the life for just three days 

And in tin's time what hell we raise. 

Wi)t #ranb $allp=^oo, fSatfes! to gou 

Come on boys, hurry, hurry, hurry. See the Aggie Midway, watch the wonders 
hobnob with all the freaks, hear the wild profs howl, talk with the deaf and dumb 
co-ed, the freshman giant, famous stenog, the millionaire janitor, see the hookadoola, 
the log-heaving math prof; Shylock, the magic coin flipper; the sharks that eat 
quizzes alive, the campus movies, the human cider siphon, the dean's deadly 

shingle, the sweat shirt ballet, — here we are, step inside and see them, 

ask all the questions you like, (Easy there on the lemonade, Argerol). 

Who wants to see the big show now, oh I'm dying waiter, succor, nobody 
wants a ticket, — ah, the young lady has a quarter, thank you miss, (swallowed it 
hook, bob, and sinker). Step inside the grand palace of heavy canvas; who is 
the next one, over this way, neighbor, hear the Convict Iron Band, see the Justget- 
Byplane, gaze at the Sofs in the Dip of Dread. 

Try our Hog Serum, hams cured of old age. Feed the ferocious female Annie 
Huzz, stroll through the milk brewery, have your photo taken with the Head 
Waiter, fish in the mud for money, spot the maroon mystery and win a celluloid 
silo, whoop, don't crowd, all the sights are waiting. Slide down the subway, sleep 
in the seminar, sit in the Senate, look, look, look. He says he will do it, he will 
eat a muffin, we think it will kill him, he takes great chances, oh — ye cows and little 
cutworms, the child is dead, police, give me a handout, money, money, money, my 
credit is busted. Now on the right, ladies and playmates, is the Aggie Inn, built 
for a houseboat, and used as a trust company, lamp all the landmarks, the chapel, 
the drill shed. Follow us through the dorms, the hives of cramming, the roofs of 
rufhouse. Tear through the orchard, pick the forbidden fruit, stand neath the 
spray pumps, point out the posies, ease in the museum, see the bughouse, all the 
brickbats, ride on the coal truck, shake hands with a senior. Happy, happy, 
enjoy all the wonders, listen to the noises, eat the dangers, cuss the cut-counting 
instructor, nod at the daughters of Amherst, gamble with matches, gulp cider, 
crack peanuts, visit the sweetly settled suburbs, all for a little old-fashioned fun 
and amusement. Hoopla, ring the senior canes, hit the chapel bell and get a good 
cigar, jingle, jingle, dollars money, win the riches, buy a souvenir M book, throttle 
your troubles, get married. 

A Prof that uses you 50-50 may be a good guy. but it lakes (ill to pass the course. 


Rog tried to sing a ditty 

One beautiful night last fall; 

He was taken for a kitty — 
Brick — Infirmary — that's all. 

To Prove: — The Hash House can 
be made a success. 
Method :— 

A Tray of Hearts 

Q. E. D. 

& ?£a?p 3bea 

Fifty dollars reward will be given 
for the proper explanation of this 

Note: — As a matter of fact, Kid is 
shivering because he has just swallowed 
Curry's gum and is trying to think of 
an alibi. 

Bake — "Else" — a country street: 
vSaid Bake, "For her a ride is meet"; 
From out the ditch they dragged a car; 
"Camera, Tackie" — and here we are. 



LanpheA r 

made from sharks 

A smile; the lighting system of the face and the heating system of the heart 


Of all the sad and gloomy words 
That mankind ever writ, 

There are no sadder ones to me 
Than these two: " 'Please remit' 

llampuss Erueltp 

(Meter snitched from Kipling Gas Works) 
"What is all that noise outside?" said Frosh- 

"A pond party, a pond party," the Senate 

Member said. 
"What makes you look so stern, so stern?" 

said Frosh-Unaf raid . 
"It's nothing fit for you to watch", the Senate 

Member said. 
For they're throwing in the freshmen, you can 

hear the Wet March'play, 
And the walks and banks are crowded, but 

you'd better stay away; 
For they're taking all their collars off — so 

early in the day, 
And they're throwing in the freshmen in the 

Mud Pond. 

"What makes the senior smile so hard?" said 

Frosh-Unaf raid. 
"He passed a quizz, he passed a quizz," the 

Senate Member said. 
"What makes that sofmore guy so glad?" 

said Frosh-Unaf raid. 
"He fooled a prof, he fooled a prof," the 

Senate Member said. 
They are throwing in a freshman, and they 

make him tell his crime, 
For he failed to leap a numeral, so they heave 

him in his prime, 
And the pussyfoots have nabbed him, and will 

kill him in the slime, 
For they're throwing in the freshmen in the 

Mud Pond. 

"He rooms within a mile of me", said Frosh- 
Unaf raid. 

"There's room for him inside the Pond," the 
Senate Member said. 

"I one time went to Hamp with him," said 

"If Hamp could only see him now," the 
Senate Member said. 

They are giving him his torture, you must 
land on such a guy, 

For he failed to jump a numeral, and he sure 

deserves to die; 
Methinks they won't be rushing him in Phi 

Kappa Phi, 
While they're throwing in the freshmen in the 

Mud Pond. 

"What's all that yelling that I hear?" said 

Frosh-Unaf raid. 
"It's rough-necks giving him the raz", the 

Senate Member said. 
"What made that splash so loud and deep?" 

said Frosh-Unaf raid. 
"The freshman's pep is dying out," the 

Senate Member said. 
For they're done with that poor freshman, 

he is wet and cold and sad, 
And he hasn't all the freshness that the sof- 

mores said he had; 
Ho! the other frosh are quaking, and would 

like to call for dad, 
After throwing in the freshmen in the Mud 


/ think the rifle team is prone to make good scores this year. 

down on the job 

No, I think they re lying 


Dives of freshmen all remind us 
We must keep our rep sublime, 
Or in splashing leave behind us 
Ripples on the pools of slime. 

^tBbC??^ swBBP j^l 

1 1 

We are the Aggie buccaneers, the campus is our college home, 

We have no sentimental fears, we drink our beer and leave the foam. 

We roam the land on murder bent, on evil errands we are sent, 

Our devil deeds of blood and fight would make you shudder in the night. 

We ruf the Frosh, razoo the green, and make them keep the campus clean, 
We heave the rebels in the pond, of banquet seasons we are fond ; 
We queer the movies every time, we spoil the show and waste a dime, 
We make the Gilmore burlies reek, and ride to Hamp three times a week. 

We burn our books and wreck the hall, we never take a quizz at all, 
We overcut in every class, and crab the prof if we don't pass; 
We swim the pond in blackest night, and break the street electric light, 
We loaf downtown and howl a song and kid the local dames along. 

We never lock our chamber doors, but pour molasses on the floors 
We slip a sweater on our backs and greet the gang with mighty whacks; 
We hang the traitors on the clock, and make the whole blame village rock, 
We burn cigars in clouds of fire, and call the town policemen "Liar". 

We stay up nights around the dorms, and heave about our deadly bombs, 
We till the soil when we have time, and eat up nitrogen and lime. 
Compared with us the war is tame, for terror is our middle name, 
We make the Smith queens shed salt tears, 


You who cannot master the fox-trot need not despair, the lock-step is always popular 


How nice to lounge in North 
To sit in South is joy 
But he who calls at Draper 
Is one darn lucky boy. 

Wbt &berage 1918 Jflan 

(Based on actual statistics) 

The average 1918 man is 20.5 years old, 
weighs 151 pounds and stands five feet, nine 
inches in his stocking feet. To feel perfectly 
comfortable, his shoes must be No. 7.8s 
while a hat to look well on him must be 
slightly over seven in size. 

This average man has a strong liking for 
Agricultural Economics as a study although 
certain phases of his make-up respond readily 
to the pure sciences. The College Store and 
Deuel's compete on equal terms for the trade 
of this person. At meal times, he may gen- 
erally be found at Draper Hall but he is not 
altogether unknown at the Aggie Inn. Fuss- 
ing is his chief amusement with music a close 

To keep in condition, this mythical indi- 
vidual takes part in football and baseball 
games with equal enthusiasm. When he 
forgets M. A. C, Dartmouth is strongest in 
his affections, although Yale appeals strongly 
to him. Smith and Mt. Holyoke Colleges 
are well matched in the contest for the big 
heart of this individual. At present Smith 
has the lead. He prefers to write oftenest to 
a girl named Helen although the name of Ruth 
causes his heart to flutter. 

Our friend came to college to get an educa- 
tion, of course, and to have some fun, but 
more especially to become a farmer. He 
has followed the practice of writing home 
once a week, but occasionally slips in an extra 
when the state of his finances is low. This 
92.20 a year in getting his edu- 

cation. He shows his good judgment by 
considering the Index more interesting than 
the Collegian and while he has kissed a sum- 
mer girl on the campus, gone "hog rasseling", 

eaten in the hash house and kissed a co-ed, 
he considers that his rashest act was to take 
and pass Agronomy. 

'18 has no eyes for the stenogs outside of 
the Library; he is resourceful in having sev- 
eral hobbies such as autoing, music and play- 
ing bid whist; and his bad habit of swearing 
may be the result of a strong antipathy for 
"Sherk". His funny-bone is always tickled 
by hearing Billy's "Hook, bob and sinker" 
advice. '18 is apparently a man of wide in- 
terests and talents, of whom much can be ex- 
pected in the future. 

Jllardnng g>ong of Sggte 

Tune: — Tramp, tramp, tramp, the boys are 
marching, etc. 

Flunked, flunked, flunked the boys are march- 
Come up boys and get your bid 
With your ticket in your hand 
Join the ever growing band 
Of the men who flunked agronomy with Sid. 

Flunked, flunked, flunked the boys are march- 
Have you billed your baggage through? 
One more question shall we ask: 
Did you meet that arduous task 
Or did Billy's physics overwhelm you too? 

Flunked, flunked, flunked the boys are march- 
Brace up, boys, or you'll go too. 
Underneath that flag marked "flunked" 
With your suitcase and your trunk 
When you meet your fate in our Doc. Gor- 
don's Zoo. 

Tramp, tramp, tramp, the boys are marching 

Cheer up boys, there's not a few 

Who, a-cursing of their luck, 

Are among those who are stuck 

In Agronomy, in Physics, and in Zoo. 

How about a bout; Sixsmith vs. Head Waiter 


Now where are corn and beans. 
Oh, here they are, by heck; 
Away with local queens, 
Let's do some Aggie Ec. __ 

g>tav or &cstart W& 

A doting father sat with his boy, an 

only son was he, 
The two were talking college and which 

one it should be. 
The youngster favored Aggie — it was 

a noble choice — 
But his father was boosting another 

when they heard the mother's voice. 

' ' Father, John has been good to us and 

to Aggie he will go 
But first, my son, you must promise 

never to go to a burlesque show." 
"I promise, mother" said hero John, 

and he joyful dropped to his knees. 
"Never, never will I go, mother" — 

then he heard his father sneeze. 

The father called from the other room 
and said ' ' Come here my son ; 

"Here is a pipe and Tuxedo, your col- 
lege life has begun." 

The only son took the pipe and Tux 
and put them in his vest. 

And packed his trunk and took a train 
from Sudbury, going west. 

The boy passed through his freshman 

year and kept his promise good, 
But he went to dances and to Hamp as 

often as he could. 
He smoked and drilled another year; in 

the third year he grew rash 
He fell in with a sporty crowd and his 

promise went to smash. 

And when he went home that summer, 

his mother unpacked his trunk; 
She spied a Gilmore program and into 

a chair she sunk 
Then came a chicken's picture and a 

grimy old sweat-shirt. 
Ah, you can well imagine how the 

mother's pride was hurt. 

' ' John, my son, what are these things ?" 

(the father came in then) 
Some scenes that kill a woman are lots 

of fun for men j 
"•Why, mother, it's only a college 


the fellows put them there" 
The mother clasped him in her arms, 

"My son, my John, my DEAR." 

Rock me to sleep, Doc. 
Sing a glacial lay; 
Be gneiss to my notebook 
For a-dolo-mitc not pay. 
Let the mantle of the soil 
Be spread ore my head 
And send a young river 
To flow near my bed. 
I Eear 1 may be diabased 
Like silli-catc and quartz. 
So igneous I feel now 
I'm amphibole in spots. 

Advice to Alumni — Ij you want to avoid that nightly marathon get the "Nursery 
Book" by L. H. Bailey. 


Stewd. — "What did I get on that last 
quizz, Prof?" 
Prof. — "Zero." 
Stewd. — ' ' That's nothin' '." 

gs>opi)omore bonnet* 

(With a few choice sentences from others) 

tPje g>opt)omore's Snuocation to tijc tEriumb irate 

When we stand in thy presence, O most mighty kings. 

Our spirits are depressed, our visage sad 

And e'en our thoughts of thee are very bad 

Especially when Saturday a Dean's Board brings; 

Save that some wise lad hath used his bean 

And burned great oodles of the midnight oil 

To study Mycorhiza in a sandy soil 

And much Knowledge of the Protozoa to glean. 

Woe be to us who thus far sure have failed 

To find velocity "per unit mass 

Who at Ascaris suilla oft have railed 

Nor yet observed the freezing point of brass; 

We know when comes a quizz we cannot fake it 

Still let our motto be, "The devil take it!" 

Note:— To the student giving the most fluent translation of the following sonnet, we offer 
a scholarship which entitles the winner to all the rights and privileges in English Courses 25, 26, 
and 27. 

Cternitp's; Bream 

(With apologies to Rossetti, Wordsworth, Shakespeare and Milton) 
In sundry moods, twas pastime to be bound, — 
Round these, with tendrils strong as flesh and blood 
Drawn almost into frightful neighborhood 
Crawl to maturity, wherewith being crowned 
The wiry concord that my ears confound: 
All frailties that besiege all kinds of blood 
Is a soul's board set daily forth daily with new food. 
That music hath a far more pleasing sound. 
Eat thou and drink; to-morrow thou shalt die; 
Light circled in a heaven of deep drawn rays 
Then gladly would I end my mortal days: 
Yet they were born for immortality 
Bereft of light their seeing have forgot 
If thou appear untouched by solemn thought. 

Cfjoice JfflorgeljS 

The tiny bird of hope within the slave— (One less in Massa's hencoop) . 

Your dashing waves thrill me to the very core— (Oh, Marcella, look out for the breakers). 

The summer heat has fled from out our ken— (Has it, Messenger?) 

Thundering musics, as from a proud ball — (Why they have tin roofs). 

I need someone's consul ever so bad — (We would suggest Webster). 

Thou art sublime, to infinite degree — (some line, you mean). 

The cold dark waters dashed with seething drive 

Upon the growling gravel of the shore — (To say nothing of the barking dogfish). 

After all, we go to school to study. Yes, after all. 


I want to be a burglar 

Or a pirate on the sea 

But since my Ma won't stand for it 

The farmer's life for me. 

"A scout is expected to do one kind act every 

This is a letter that a sub-freshman sent to 

Corn Corners, Paw's farm. 
September, early in it. 
Dear mister College Proffessor; 

I saw a man all drest up from your school 
and I have saved a tidy little sum on my 
rabbits, so paw says I can get eddicated now 
if I doant be stuck up about it. 

I aint had no draggins up to speak of as 
my mother had ten other fellows like me ter 
do fer all the time, washing, sewing, etc. 

Paw says tother day as how it aint what it 
useter wuz around the farm and he aint goin 
to let no Deacon Wilson's boy beat out his 
sons, so as I be the biggest of us fellers, Icud 
come to the cowledge and learn how to milk 
cows with clean clothes on, and never have to 
handle manure with a fork and all them nasty 
jobs. Yer see Paw was ailing last winter, 
and I had ter do all the chores around the 
place, and he says, pop says, if I would take 
good care of the four heifers we got a rearing 
and keep the horses in good condition, I could 
go off ter school this fall after we get the cider 
all in the barls and everything hunky-dory 
fer the cold weather. 

I wuz at the demon-stration uv apple grad- 
ing here to the fair and them smart fellers 
wuz passing the apples through handcuffs 
and telling they wuz three inches long and 
everything. In one year, I won $3.95 on my 
prize vegetables and I lost the cow judging 
contest jest because I didn't know one cow 
had a good spring in her rib. Now I wonder 
if you can give me some advice and tell me 
some things to help me get to Immersed, is 
that the place, where all the farmer's boys go 
ter git eddicated. Paw says he heard they 
wuz having city boys there, but it aint so, is 
it Mr. College Teacher? (i aint much on 
spelling but I kin learn fast ernuff) I wish I 
could live in the college barn house, I read 
in the paper where you have one of them and 
then you got a drill shed to keep your drills 
and plows and all your tools tergcthcr in one 
place, nice and handy. 

Is there a back shed where I can bring some 
of my Premium rabbits to and are they good 
pasture for a ripping good calf that I own all 
my self and want to rear for the cattle show 
some time. 

Paw says that he wouldn't let me go ter a 
college where they hev latin and poetry books 
but as long as they learn yer farming, that's 
the place fer a smart young feller like me. 
Paw is a good farmer but he wants me to be a 
better one some time. 

P. S. Please, if there is a boy's club there, 
kin I be in it 

respectfully yourn 
Charles Pewee Simpson Clark Fowler, Jr. 

My Dear Mr. Fowler: — 

Stick to your rabbits, son, and stay at 
home. We have too many smart young 
fellows here now. 

P. B. H. 

"Billy is a good scout." 

S Jfleto Btlcmma 

There will surely be one, there is doubt 
about it. Yes, it is coming. But the law, 
is not the law a recourse in such cases? No. 
No. Sad, but the times are way ahead of the 
laws, you know. At last there is no escape, 
it must be, and we must endure it. 

But I cannot take the law into my own 
hands in such a crisis as this. No, the situa- 
tion is without precedent and dangerous to us 
all. But my heart thirsts for his blood, the 
villain, the monster. What has he done that 
you should hate him thus? Has he mur- 
dered your toy dog, snitched your letter pa- 
per, broken your mirror, or visited your girl 
at Smith? 

No, no, it is far worse than I can ever ex- 
press, it is awful, terrible. What did he do 

He wore a PLAID SHIRT to Chapel. 

Oh turnkey, bring him the aluminum ear- 
laps, he lias wind in his head. 

// money talks, as some folks tell, 
To most of us, it says "Farewell". 


Lives of Sophomores all remind us 
How to set a rapid pace 
With the Dean's Board close behind us 
Care and worry on our jace. 

i! Ilet 3t Pc g>oon 

They tell us that Charlie is longing 

For a building to house all his books, 
And the Commandant wants a real armory 

In which he can drill all his rooks. 
And Prexy, altho' he is modest 

Wants two or three buildings himself, 
Oh, when will our friends in the state house 

Give to us the much needed pelf? 

Oh, let it be soon, oh, let it be soon. 

We're crowded and jammed and we need some n 

To get these new buildings we'll run a great 
And if we don't get 'em, 'twill be no disgrace, 
But, oh let it be soon. 

There's three of the dignified faculty 

And I think they are with us tonight 
Who for years have been watchfully waiting 

For the right girl to heave into sight. 
There's a tall one, a dark one, a short one, 

It's Gates and it's Cance and it's Gage, 
They'd all make good husbands, believe me, 

And they're all of a suitable age. 

Oh. let it be soon, oh, let it be soon. 

There's one who'll get caught if he doesn't take care. 
It seems to us all that their chances are fair. 
If a honevmoon journey they plan to prepare, 
Oh, let it be soon. 

There's a guy that the boys all call Leftie 

Louie, I think 's his last name. 
He calls you up on the carpet 

When you overcut for the Tufts game, 
He's a habit of running for Congress 

They shaved him up with a Gillette, 
We wonder, we hope, and we wonder 

When a chair down in Congress he'll get. 

Oh, let it be soon, oh, let it be soon 

(This line blue-penciled by the official censor), 
It's the song the boys sing, and they'll bet their last 

That the next time he runs he will surely come 
Oh, let it be soon. 

I think that you've all heard of Shylock 

Who gathers in buckets of scads, 
Who empties the pockets and purses 

Of all of the poor undergrads, 
And of Chimmie who sits in his sanctum 

Supreme over all he surveys. 
I wonder if the good day is coming 

When these two will alter their ways. 

Oh, let it be soon, oh, let it be soon, 

The College can't run without Shylock and Chim 

May their shadows in heaven never grow dim 
If their chances to get there by time shall grow dii 
Oh, let it be soon. 

They say that the goblins will get yer 

If you don't watch out and beware 
There's goblins right here on this campus 

Who'll get you if you don't take care 
Doc Gordon and Rillv and Sidney 

The boys say are goblins all three 
Some dav everv bov in their classes 

Will pass— Oh, when will that be? 

Oh, let it be soon, oh, let it be soon, 

So plug on the soil and the physics and 
And never lay down like a sick kangaroo 
And the day will soon come when they'll 

You all know a guy they call "Pinkie" 

Who hangs out in old Wilder Hall 
He's known for his socks and his neckties, 

A coon couldn't beat them at all 
But lately he's had a close rival 

With ties that would put out your eye 
Perhaps some fine day they'll do better 

Some day in the sweet bye and bye. 

Oh, let it be soon, oh, let it be soon, 

Kid Gore and Pinkie why don't you decry 
Those colors so gaudy they put out your eye 
Whenever we see you we heave a long sigh 
Oh, let it be f 

. Forbush. 

Laugh and the class laughs with you; study and you study alone. 

"I wish I had some ice-cream' 
Thot the Sof in accents thick 
Said Billy from the platform 
"Let's consider a brick." 

Snbcx ©tmtia Vincit 

(We trimmed the sons-o'-guns) 
Russ and Ken got together and 
said: "Let's beat up somebody". 
"I say, Ken, did you ever catch?" 
"Throw me a line-er and see." ' ' Here's 
Fuller." "Say Camel, let's have a 
picture". "If the pitcher comes out 
good, we'll play the Collegian or the 
Shutesbury S. S." 

Russ and Ken shouted "All hands 
on deck to repel Collegian Boarders", 
and the gang with upraised Index 
fingers bunched up. Russ handed out 
the dope and Ken gave the watchword 
for the game, "Slug 'em in the shins". 

He who hands the runs away 
Had better not the Index play. 
Rah Rah Pooh Pooh. 

'Ain't nature wonderful! She gave us all faces, but we can pick our own /<< ///. 


We cut with hope the Loligo 
Quite often called the squid 
But when we came to make a sketch 
We find it can't be did. 

©oto Moulb tEfcep Hook? 

Boyd, playing on the beach, with 
shovel, sandpail, and sun-hat. 

Messenger, panic-stricken before one 
of the fair sex. 

Professor Smith pushing a baby 

Henry Young responding to a flat- 
tering introduction in assembly. 

Van, in rags enviously watching an 
informal from the balcony. 

Howes in a bonnet, short skirts and 
half -sox. 

Fellows in the role of nymph in a 
classic drama. 

Boaz in a Greek dance. 

Norcross playing marbles. 

Grayson disguised as a co-ed. 

Popp shaking hands with Baldy 

Roberts in the pony girl ballet. 

Ed Hill in a bathing suit. 

Bud Ross with wings and a halo. 

Barton punching cows. 

Kid Gore with a real mustache. 

Squirt Neal as a brown-tail moth 

Flagg in a Brush runabout. 

Doc Sprague with a shave. 

Prof. Duncan playing hockey. 

H. E. Jones in a football game. 

Sid Haskell in knee pants. 

Fat Boyd walking on stilts. 

Prof. Hart in a gym suit. 

Prexy smoking a pipe. 

Wilbur singing in vaudeville. 

Doc G ordon making a parachute leap . 

Thompson preaching a sermon. 

Sid Smith — fat. 

Miss Goessmann ski-joring in a 

Warren running anchor man in a 
relay race. 

Charlie Wilber in felt boots, overalls 
and straw lid. 

Mr. Blanchard on the stump against 
the vivisection of mummies. 

Frellick sitting still, hands folded, 
saying nothing. 

Doc Peters toasting marshmallows 
over a Bunsen flame. 

3$oofe JXebtetog 

The Soil. E. P. Dutton & Co. 
Study of the Growth of Crops. 

This book, which was dedicated to 
the worshipful company of Gold- 
smiths, is Ledge No. 1 onto which the 
Sofmores are sentenced to browse at 
hard labor. This great book is heavy 
stuff but the Sofs find a lot of pore 
space in it. The author says "The 
full story of the soil cannot yet be 
told" ; for which the Sofs are thankful, 
they finding those minute streaks of 
soil knowledge already in the book 
very tough. 

Many interesting tables are shown 
clearly to be tommyrot, and the ab- 
sence of allusions to Shakespeare 
seems to be the only good feature of 
the volume. Instead of cyanide, or 
when far from rivers, we would recom- 
mend this pesky perpetration to a 
gentle reader who has the prerequisite 
of an intense desire to quit this cruel 
world ere long. 

The valuable knowledge of soil 
temperature herein contained will aid 
the victim in selecting a spot under- 
ground suitable to his taste in heat and 
cold. The only way to enjoy "The 
Soil" is to get into it. 

Sub. — ' ' Where's your glasses?" 

Soil. — "Just came back from Hockanum. 


<Ehe £&>olttarp Sleeper 

Imagine, snoozing in his bed 
Losing his chance of lasting fame 
When every other Frosh had sped 
To hockey rink to see the game. 
Such was the sleep of Dinny Ross 
The golden chance was total loss, 
In woolen blankets he did roll 
And snored. (Just then they shot a 

goal) . 
He dreamed of skating on the pond 
With hockey stick and little toque 
Of co-eds there with glances fond 
When he the Sophomore defense broke. 
In fancy heard he loud applause 
(Another tally was the cause). 
Right on the hockey players kept, 
Sub-conscious Dinny turned and slept. 
An icy shouting rent the air 
(The game was won and lost by then) 
A western breeze stirred Dinny's hair 
He popped awake and saw Big Ben. 
"f)wgi4bwoc-)"% )&", he said 
And by this time his doom he read 
You couldn't hold him for a while 
But soon he smole his famous smile. 

Sam Gray — (taking his watch from 
under the pillow) — "Quarter of eight 
and no one has come to wake me yet. 
If they don't come soon, I shall cer- 
tainly be late for class." 

tKo Canter, the Crab 

(Hero of Zoo, the gut course) 
Those happy hours we spent with thee, 
sweet cancer, 
In dear old Doctor Gordon's zooy 

Are wasted not, segmented ocean 
How we enjoyed the aroma of crab. 

One by one we carefully sketched your 
And made a birdseye view of your 
left ear, 
Dissected slow your megaphonous 
And traced the reservoir you have 
for beer. 

We labelled each small portion of your 
And drew a neat cross section of 
your eye, 
Wishing our hand were like your 
mighty claw, 
To crack and tear the hashhouse 
victuals by. 

And now in later life we look 'way back 
With pleasure keen to Gordon's old 
zoo lab, 
When we were wont to cut and tear 
and hack, 
Segment and draw eyebrow and 
claw of you, crab. 


Rural Engineering Tip — A course in forging is recommended to those who can't 
make an honest living. 


The Soapy Chute is near at hand 
On which no Sophomore may stand. 
The Soapy Chute is polished well 
Is steep inclined and leads to h—l. 

professor g>mW& 3Bream 

Resolved: That submarines be li- 
censed for passenger service under the 
college pond. 

Deep sleep. He dreams: a debate 
is on in the auditorium. Every Aggie 
man is there and all but one co-ed, who 
is on pro. The brilliant and apprecia- 
tive audience tilts .. forward in the 
numbered seats and the usual hum 
and whir of whispering is doused. 
Every syllable uttered by the heroes 
of the occasion is fondled by the stu- 
dent body ; every burst of dry-tongued 
oratory is cuddled with avidity. This 
is the greatest contest of the year; 
the victors are to be garlanded with 
tobacco, in lieu of ivy, and the losers 
are expected to hari-kari themselves. 

The two sides are neck and neck 
now, which means that neither has 
broken the other's neck. A poised 
senior arises to his turn and flashes to 
the rostrum, digging his heels into the 
hardwood floor out of pure ability in 
the art of Cicero and Sunday. His 
opponent had the moment before 
sprung the climax of his argument, but 
he had the "cumbak". It would not 
be feasible to license submarines be- 
cause a new stenographer would be 
needed to handle the routine of the 
licensing office and she would add to 
the congestion in Draper Hall. 

& Jforb'fi a Car for &' {Kljat 

Is there for fear of laugh and cry, 

And many a pun and a' that, 
The rattling Ford, we pass it by, 

It dares to run for a' that. 
A Ford's a, car for a' that. 

The engine's small and a' that 
The tire is but a cat's paw tread, 

A Ford's a car for a' that. 

What tho the Chalmers oft is seen, 

The Pierce, the Knox, and a' that. 
Let millionaires spill gasoline 

In racing cars and a' that. 
A Ford's a car for a' that. 

The tin shell cry and a' that. 
The name is but a rubber stamp, 

A Ford's a car for a' that. 

You see yon banker high in Dun's, 

His limousine and a' that. 
Far happier are the poorer ones 

With axle thin and a' that. 
Their Ford's a car for a' that. 

No Packard swell and a' that, 
For honest joy and pleasure ride 

Can beat a Ford for a' that. 
(Honk-k-k-. Honk). 

Tacky had a Ukeleli 
Played upon it nightly, daily 
Tacky thot it sounded gaily 
Neighbors called it weepy, waily 
Went to Tacks and called his bluff 
Said, we like real music stuff 
But as for yours — enuff . 

Speaking of Men's Furnishings — Many belts were given away in the Night Shirt 



Ma and Lefty formed a crew 
To tell the Sof mores what to do. 

Ma said ' 'Don't think I am a fizz 
Because dear old Lefty Lew-is." 

a Case of Sbcntitp 

"Little boy, where is this scene?" 
"It is taken in North College". 
"What room is this?" 
"It is the Y. M. C, A. office." 
"But what is that on the table?" 
' ' Er, er, er — that is a case of — W. C. 

T. U. poison." 

"IsitM. T. HI' boy?" 

' ' Yes, they have just varnished the 


"What does it say on the box? My 

glasses are at home." 

"It says Duffy's Malt Whiskey." 
' ' Little boy, how dare you insinuate 

— you stay after school." 

&aggte Jf autonomics, or tfje Course 
®bat Put ttje "W" in #lue 

Doc Cance's famous one ring circus, the 
course that makes Atlas look like a mere 
weakling besides those burly Sofs who succeed 
in ringing the bell at the sixty mark, is a 
wonderful institution designed to turn out 
combination research chemists and stenog- 
raphers. His prodigies learn the catalogue 
number of every book in the library and 
why the price of soft coal at Dawson, Alaska, 
is directly dependent on the length of the 
sound waves of the old chapel bell when it 
strikes the hour of 3:34 G. M. One has 
about as much chance of an argument in this 
course as a fur coat salesman in the heart of 
Africa. The desire of the department to co- 
operate with the student at every opportunity 
is shown by the following typical announce- 

"On account of exams next week, 1 will 
give a double assignment". 

"Those who cannot find the reference books 
in the library will prepare a forty thousand 
word thesis on the Value of Knitting for the 
soldiers at the Edgeworth League Meetings as 
compared with the Effect of the Massachu- 
setts Primaries on the Climate of the Congo 
Free State." 

Agricultural Economics is, by the way, a 
story of man in his struggles to get a living. 
Locally it is the story of man in his struggles 
to pass the course. An attractive feature of 
the course is the maps, on which you repre- 
sent the production of Sunthin back in 1888 
by the dexterous use of local color. 

Another interesting feature is the process of 
removing negroes from jugs in the South. 
The remover is called Massa and gets a few 
days' work out of the removed and then the 
removed removes asain or still. If the crop is 
good the help go, if it is bad they go. This 
illustrates the law of Come and Go, so im- 
portant in economics. They teach that cot- 
ton is a woolly fiber. Thev discuss the tariff 
and free trade. Some believe in free trade, 
others in local option, still others are willing 
to pay fees for the use of the Infirmary by 
proxy. ., ,. 

Speaking about the copyists of the Middle 
Ages, how about the copyists in the agricul- 
tural economical stage or the Si-lage as it will 
go down in history. 

Every little movement has a formula all its own. 

Fate of the Junior. 

Over the river — Smitten. 
Fate of the Senior. 

Over the mountain — Wholly-Yoked. 

%tu Simple gsmnbap jBUsfct 
Jfussing &ules< 

(For Beginners) 

Rule 1 — Ring the door bell of HER house 
authoritatively. They must know 
you have arrived. 

Rule 2 — Do not send up a card. SHE 
knows you are coming. Call HER 
name. Your voice will sound 
sweet to HER. 

Rule 3 — Examine the surroundings. Are 
you safe? Is your life in danger? 
Are the avenues of escape open? 

Rule 4 — You have studied under electric 
light this week. Extinguish the 
parlor lights if you so desire. Feel 
at home. Be comfortable. 

Rule 5 — When SHE enters the room, motion 
HER to a seat. Be Master of the 

Rule 6 — Do not allow HER to enter into 
your conversation. Show your col- 
lege training. It is a weakness to 
be interrupted. 

Rule 7 — Make a good impression. Presi- 
dent Wilson is your "old friend 
Woody", etc. You are a college 

Rule 8 — At the gong of 10 exclaim, "There's 
my taxi". You leave hurriedly. 
You are a busy man and have much 
work and many engagements. 

Rule 9 — In leaving you are indifferent. 
SHE is one of many. Big results 
will ensue. 

Rule 10 — You reach the sidewalk and utter a 
gentle but manly curse, — your taxi 
is not there. Do not be dismayed. 
Hurry up the street searchingly. 
Carry out the rules to the last letter. 
— SHE is looking. 

Ctoemc be jUlertbor 

Exhibit 234, Section 63. The original king 
of the "just as good kind", and a firm believer 
in the old saying, "Wherever there is life 
there is soap." 

"Good evening. Would any of you young 
gentlemen like any toilet pwepawations?" 

"Have you anything that is good for a rash" 

"Here's some pewoxide cream that is 

"Yes, that's good for it. I was awful rash 
when I was a freshman. 1 took some of that 
and I have never done anything rash since. 
It completely cured me." 

After being kidded by the crowd the "Soap 
King" usually sells several bars of soap, sonic 
toothpaste and a jar of "cweme de mewidor". 

The fact I lint Mr. Hamlin (polite for 
Cweme de mewidor) earns his living by help- 
ing people to remove portions of (lie earth 
from their anatomy reminds us of the old 
biblical saving, "Blessed are the meek, for 
they shall 'inherit the earth". 

The Clothes Law: — Lengths of glances vary inversely as the length of skirts. 


Tan — "See you're overcut in Physical, Ed." 
Ed. What are you going to do about it?" 
Van — "What they going to do bout it?" 

Cfte Jfatile of tfje g>eben Mtge $rote 
anb tfje g>eben Jfooltef) &ofe 

On the great Opening Night of College, the Seven Wise Profs in their Stairless Bungalows sat and pondered— 
and Smoked. Turning the Hoyle of the Curriculum they gleaned the Fact that they were permitted to torture 
Certain Succulent Simps, yclept Sofmores. ' . 

Rapidly as a Junior climbing a Dorm Fire Escape, they reviewed the Evolution of thermal h lamination — 
from the harmless Trials hv Fire, Water, and Combat, thru the Eras of Flogging, Strangulation. Ink-Swallowing, Mas- 
tication of Mud, Modern Murder, Bomb Gastronomy, Mexican Knifing, to the Deadly Pllor of the Last Terrible 

Aha, the whole System of Faculty Oppression was a Triumph of the Undertaker's Art, and as, with Cunning 
Care they planned Hour Quizzes before Vacations, and Promulgated Inaccessible Reference Readings for the Tortuous 
Terni, their Eves Gleamed, while thev Refilled their Fountpens with Alacrity and a Small Supply of Extra Black Ink. 
They Schemed Nefariously for Three Hours, read the Pussyfoot Daily, two Cutlery Catalogs, and an essay entitled 
"Ou'treaping the Grim Reaper— How to Make an Ex-student with a Single Stroke of the Cleaver." Then in order to 
be up Early so as not to Disappoint the Sun, they all Retired to the Alfalfa to allow us to Point the Finger of Scorn 
at their Intended Victims, the Unconscious but Wideawake Sofs — Seven of Them. 

All Gaietv. all Innocenfof the Desired Demise, the Seven Sofs were Telling a Slew of Freshmen they were Spar- 
rows, and must Slide up Telephone Poles and Tap Wires with their Little Beakies. The Fresh FhUed agreeably 
Feathered Bipeds for a while, then came Down in Response to a Flattering Invitation, pi 


their Life History. Thev stopped Automobiles and offered their Services 
of Yells Tore to their Rooms to try on Soft Trousers and Mustard Poultices 
all asleep but the Seven Sofs. 

The Seven Sofs, with Marshmallow Dip and Popcorn, Heeled the Streets, and 
"With one accord they yelled and sung, 
Unslept, uncornered, and unhung!" (Slav Folk Song). 
Sneaking into the Bakeshop they Bought a Dozen Doughnuts apiece and swallowed twi. 
punity and_ Plenty of Sugar 

Flatter Boards, and Told 

, and Finally with a Loud Following 

They Slept. Now we have them 

i many with 1m- 

An Hour later thev' Fastened their Sweatshirts onto a Nail in the Fireplace, Argued, had a Rufhouse, Arbitrated, 
Tossed up to see who Paid for the Broken Chandelier, Put a Little Cheese into the Mousetrap and Fell into a Doze 
on a Trunk for Two Hours and Eight Minutes, woke up Sleepy, in time for Breakfast, to Pester the Frosh for a full 

Lunch came in Due Time, on an Oval Tray, and they Told their Waiter they were Terrors and Wanted all their 
Food served Raw, and so the Term wasted Away. Study? They had heard the word, it was in the Catalog, but they 
were Trying Hard to Live it Down, if Possible. 

And all the Time, those Seven Wise Profs were Using the Snath, and the Hone, and the Emery Wheel, Sharpen- 
ing their Powers of Expression, which means "a Pushing Out." 

The Calendar Changed Faces several Times and it was Now Two Weeks to the End of the Term. Every One 
of the Seven Wise Profs Shouted to His Sofs to "Beware the Jabberwock, My Son", but all Unheeding, the Warned 
and Wayward beat it Over to their Lockers and Played Handball for one solid Hour and One Gym Credit. 

Again a Lapse of the Fleeting Stuff, and the Seven Sofs Found Themselves in "La Derniere ( 'lasse". 

BAM! BOOM! OOF! Thev came to Life, and Groped for Help. "What will the Final Cover? Do We have to 
Know this Formula? What Tables and Classifications are We Supposed to Know? Are We Responsible for Lab. 
Work?" Thev were. 

Alas, Patience was about to Graduate into Passion for Blood! The Profs Hinted at all Sorts of Catch Ques- 
tions that were to come in the Awful Interrogation (Interrogation — a rolling around inside). 

During the Reign of Terror, the Seven Sofs went around with Corrugated Brows, Heavy Supplies of Nicotine 
and an intense Interest in Lecture Notes, and Lab. Writeups. They tried to Review but "They feared the desert 
behind them w-orse than the dark before", so they Played Bid Whist Feverishly, Swallowed Hard at Mealtimes, and 
Cursed many a Manly Epithet against the Hour of Judgment, wishing they had a Sawed- off Shotgun for Use in a Cli- 

The Dead and Dving Filed into the Hall of Hell and sat down Twenty Feet apart, so that their Evil Com- 
panions could not Tell them the Answers to the Ten Impossible Questions. Some lucky Cuss who got out of every 
other Final started to Sing something Glorifying that there were No More of them. But that didn't get the Seven 
Sofs anything, thev were Miles Deep in Mire. Gasping and Pale. The Death Warrants or Bills of Burial were Delivered, 
and Paper was Provided on winch to Inscribe Wills or Make Dying Statements to Relatives. The Seven Sofs fumbled 
with the Papers, Gnawed off a Thumb, and Wrote the Answer to Part 763 of the 7th Query. 

For the Sake of Emphasis let us Consider the Agony — Pahdon me — the Agronomy Final, which Covered those 
two Weapons of Wisdom, that Grave-filling Text "The Soil", and the Modern Domesday Book, "Manures and Fer- 
tilizers." As They Lamped the Problems, the Last One Stood Out from the Paper and Shook its Fist at Them. It 
was this: "What is the residual effect of Peruvain guano onsecond growth mangels in an off season in a windy exposure, 
and what is the cost compared to excelsior applied to the pore spaces with a dibber, and w r hy is F. O. B. Amherst, 
instead of C. O. D. Amherst? Give results in tabular form, and name of parent or guardian. Is it sound farm prac — " 
THIS, Sighed the Seven Foolish Sofs, was to,, Much for the Poor Guys who were Dodging the Doctor, and Oyer 
cutting the Infirmary for a Week, so thev Buttoned their Vests tightly. Put their Feet Flat on the Floor, and Removed 
the Tops from their Self-Fillers Then, Inverting the Pens Near the Soft Palate, they Drank the Inky Dose with Great 
Gusto and Disastrous Results. All had Large Funerals and Sleep Silently in the Subsoil. Beware, Be Good, and 
You'll be a Graduate Some Day. That is if You Fit with the Faculty. 

Mr. Rand in Eng. II — "Get this all into your head and you 11 have it in a nutshell." 


a. C. ©tcttonarp 

A — Absorption, a means of getting a chemistry lesson. 

Alarm Clock, a product of man's insanity. 

Amherst, the rendezvous of 1918- 

Amoeba, an animal that starts many a man on the 
downward path. 

Agronomy, a dirty business. 

Assembly, a weekly mobilization to boost some- 
body in WHO'S WHO. 


-Bandit, one who plays in the band. 
Banquet, an annual affair enjoyed by ; 

■ fresh- 

Basketball, the art of basket making. 

Bed, a humanity requiring few make-ups. 

Biscuits, hash house ammunition. 

Bluff, wasted energy. 

Board, 1. Penalty for ingestion of antique food 
stuffs; 2, article frequently applied to posterior 
of freshmen; 3, perpetrators of any published 

Bolt, apparatus for the convenience of nuts. 

Bone, 1. Rocky substance found in great abun- 
dance in this vicinity; 2, form of misjudgment 
frequently committed; 3, loud-voiced gentle- 
man with surly manner, purveying daily papers. 

Boning, a process of assimilation by osmosis. 

Brain, has not been isolated with sufficient fre- 
quency to warrant an accurate definition. 

-Chapel, where you recline after you : 

Check, the substance of things hoped for, the 

evidence of things not seen. 
Chaos, a condition of mind during exams. 
Cigarette, probable source of haze sometimes seen 

emerging from Physics Building. 
Classroom, locality dedicated toslumber. 
Co-cd, a non-com who commands Attention (and 

gets it). 
Coke, 1, an important by-product of slanguage; 

2, tin- cranial filling of (lie other fellow. 
College, training camp for athletes and their 

Course, :i homogeneous series of notes and minor 

quizzics, ending up with a terrific final, every 

man for himself. 
Creeper, tin- mailman. 

' ' Why this bust in the museum here 
And whose is the marble phizz?" 
That is a student who never asked 

( ( How did you hit the quizz?" . 

D— Dairy Lab., a crematory where canny milk gets 
refined and comes out whole cheese. 
Dorm, a house of mirth provided for students 
to do everything but sleep in. 

E — Economics, 1, toil; 2, toil; 3, toil. 

Engagement, 1, definition differs with authorities: 
according to victim, a unique state of bliss; 
according to engagee, a triumph of scientific 
management: according to observers, a par- 
ticular type of misfortune. 2. A more or less 
strenuous conflict resulting from (1) or other- 
wise. Note: It has been noticed that a large 
crop of the former is usually harvested in this 
vicinity immediately after Junior Prom. 

English, a language now almost extinct at college. 

Entomology, a major, where the net results are 
carefully studied. 

Equilibrium, what you are out of when you do 
the first position in the latest fox-trot. 

F— Faculty, source of all 1 

Farm, a place where you 

Fiction, substance of lette 

Finals, a catch-as-eatch-cj 



ated i 

apply "sound fai 

ncntal wrestling 
elongated college 

Forum, a post-mortem over the student body. 

Fountain-pen, a spray pump which leaks uni- 
formly (sometimes). 

Freshman, the meekest of men. 

Fussing, see authorities on the subject: enjoyed 
only by the select. 

G— Geology, a study of rocks — hard stuff. 
Geometry, a solid course. 
Grinds, most sophomores, perforce. 

-Hash, a weekly revi 
Hazing, an amusing 

of making kindlings. 

Idleness, chief occupation of Juniors and Seniors, 
Indev, a place where you like to see your name. 
[nortia, a matter of moment to Sophomores, 
Informal, 1, a physical ed. equivalent : 2, the one 

popular Saturday course. 
Instructor, ;i male BUfferer who works like a prof. 

but win 

A reputation is as hard to keep clean as a sweat shirt. 

Kan — " Going to the next informal?" 

Ken — "You* re right I am" 

Kan — l 'Got a dance?" 

Ken — "Sorry, been full a week". 

J — Jackass, a lab. asst. named John. 

Janitor, a hard worker who leaves a clean ] 

behind him. 
Junior, Prom-ised. 

-Kidnapped, freshn 
son. (?) 


L — Laboratory, an insidious imprisonment 

tating a write-up, where you test tubes, plant 
food and cover slides. (Chem. lab., an isolated 
building for the asphyxiation of freshmen). 

Laboratory assistant, a larger man than Caesar, 
according to his estimate. 

Lemon, the one you --met last Sunday (see Peach). 

Library, an amuseum of good looks in glass cages. 

Love, temporary insanity prevalent in colleges. 

M — Major, excuse for continuing course in Applied 
Major Talk, small talk; 2, perennial proof of the 
excellence of our equipment; may be consider- 
ed as a device for the prevention of oversleep- 

Microscope, a contraptious invention, by the aid 
of which you while away two perfectly good 
hours several times a week. 

Milk, a diluted cow. 

Money, a rare stake in college card games. 

Morning, what you get up in — plus pajamas. 

Movies, a flashy hall of film where a light is 
thrown on reel life. 

Mud, (see East St.) 

Music, North College, any evening. 
N — Nerve, prerequisite for bluffing. 

P — -Paddle, used for pressing. 

Peach, the one you will meet next Sunday night 

(see Lemon). 
Physics Building, a dyneing hall where you eat 

force with an acceleration. 
Pond, 1, a wet spot; 2, an aggregation of liquid 

impurities superposed on a stratum of mud. 
Predicament, condition ensuing when you find 

yourself compelled to go to the Prom on forty 

cents and a laundry check. 
President, a man with a Faculty for keeping 

students busy. 
Professor, a man, not a student, but tolerated 

mutually by them. 
Prunes, the foundation of all hashhouse grub. 

— Quiz, a young examination; an artificial con- 
traption to hoist your grade above C-level. 

R — Radiator, a bit of decorative iron-work seen in 
dormitories, not felt. 
Revival of learning, week before exams. 
Registration, the mill you pass thru before you 
can call a nickel your own and then you cannot. 

S — Secretary, a congenial superior who never looks 

Senior, an optimist. 

Shaving, a phizzical change requiring other 

Shoe, a leathery necessity which ties up capital 
in fancy hose. 

Skate, what you don't have after shoveling off 
the pond; 2, hideous looking psuedo fish used 
for interior explorations in zoology; 3, denomi- 
nation applied to certain equines attached to 
farm wagons. 

Skis, popular methods for retarding progress on 
snow; also used for tickling risibilities of on- 

Sleep, a popular elective course, hours by ar- 

Soil, a substance used to grow crops. 

Sophomore, a pessimist; a dizzy-pated pet of the 

Space, what a blank cartridge shoots off into in a 
battle of the clouds. 

Student, a ra-ra avis. 

T — Toes, locality where most of the informals are 

danced . 
Track, you won't get board (bored) by it. 
Treasurer, a tourniquet on the circulation of 

Triumvirate, a smooth working combination. 

U — Uniform, a laboratory for sewing experiments. 

V — Vest, an unarmed pocket-bearing device for 
"self-made men" to carry their "makings" in. 

W — Waiter, a misnomer, a souperior who keeps you 
Z — -Zoology, a gut course, where the Sophs cut up. 

You can lead a Frosh to study but you can't make him think. 

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Adam's Drug Store VII 

Aggie Inn X 

Amherst Book Store XVI 

Bancroft, The VI 

Beckmann XVI 

Bide-A-Wee XV 

Bolles, E. M VIII 

Bowker Fertilizer Co XVIII 

Campion XVI 

Carpenter & Morehouse X 

Casper, Ranger Co X 

Coe-Mortimer Co XIX 

College Store IV 

Colonial Inn VII 

Cox Sons & Vining XVI 

Croysdale Inn XVII 

Deuel's Drug Store XIV 

Dewhurst, E. W XV 

Eagle Printing & Binding Co Ill 

Elder, C. R XVIII 

Epstein, J VII 

Eureka Blank Book Co XIX 

Fottler, Fiske, Rawson Co XVII 

Gregory & Sons VI 

Hastings, A. J IV 

Holyoke Valve & Hydrant Co XVII 

Horsman Co., E. I XIX 

Howard-Wesson Co IX 

Hyde, S. S VIII 

Jackson & Cutler V 

Jacob Reed's Sons VI 

Keuffel & Esser Co XIX 

Lord & Burnham V 

Marsh Est., E D IV 

Mass. Agri. College XIII 

Middleton, J XIV 

N. E. Baled Shavings Co XV 

N. E. Plumbing Supply Co XIV 

Page's Shoe Store VIII 

Perry, The X 

Rahar's Inn XVI 

Sanderson & Thompson XVII 

Shattuck & Jones XV 

Shepard, F. A VI 

Springfield Republican VII 

West Stockbridge Lime Co XIV 

White's Studio XI 

Wiley-Bickford-Sweet Co VIII 

Woodward, F. W XV 

Wright & Sons, H. E V 

Wright Wire Co XVIII 

Ziegler, P. K XIV 

Eagle Printing^ 
Binding Company 

School and College Printing 
a Specialty 


Flat Iron Building, Eagle Square 


Amherst Furniture 
and Carpet Rooms 

Makes a Specialty of Students' Furniture, Carpets, 
Rugs, Draperies, Bedding, Bookcases, Black- 
ing Cases, Desks, Window Shades, 
Picture Frames, Cord, Etc. 
at lowest prices. 

Save Freight and Cartage by Purchasing Here. 

E. D. Marsh Est., 

18-20-22 Main St., Amherst, Mass. 

Blank Books, Stationery 
and Fountain Pens 

U. S. Geological Survey 
Maps at 

A. J. Hastings 

Newsdealer and 

Irving, 17 Higginbotham, 17 

College Store 


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No off-season for the owner of this house. He has 400 
acres outside but also has two greenhouses. Four more are 
being built and plans under way for others. 

When the Winter season comes, he brings the help inside 
— puts them to work in the greenhouses and goes right on 
marketing at top notch prices. 

The greenhouse solves the problem of how to keep things 
going twelve months in the year. 

We have been building greenhouses for ov 
tury, so we know something about it. 

You are welcome to our literature and adv 

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Our own manufactured specialties are 
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the largest washers and sterilizers, and 
we are Eastern Representatives of many 
of the largest Western Manufacturers of 
such articles as separators, clarifiers, 
pasteurizers, etc. 

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12 So. Market St., Boston, Mass. 

50 Spice St., Charlestown, Mass. 

BRANCH: 18 Lonsdale St., Providence, R. I. 



Gold Medal Uniforms 

Our Equipment and Facilities for producing Uniforms 

for Colleges and Military Schools are unequalled by any 

other house in the United States. You are sure of in- 

telligent and accurate service in ordering of us. 

The uniforms worn at the Massachusetts Agricultural 

College are finished examples of the character, quality 

and appearance of our product. 


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"The Bancroft" 



The Rendezvous of College Fraternities 

Men's Store 


Pres. and Managing Director 


Use Our New Cash Discount 
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Per Cent on 

Honest Seeds 

Shoes Hats 

Catalog free to all 

J. J. H. Gregory & Sons 

Seed Growers and Seed Dealers 

Furnishings and Custom Tailoring 


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Ll tMU. Conklin's and Moore's Fountain Pens. 

Our line of Cameras, Film and Cyko Papers is complete. 
The most distinctive Stationery in town is displayed at all 

Drug Store Goods 

of the best quality at reasonable prices always obtainable. 

Avail yourself of our many store privileges such as free 
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The Republican's editorials constitute one of its distin- 
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education, religion, philanthropy — all receive generous 
treatment in its columns; likewise agriculture and industry. 
Special attention is given to the various healthful outdoor 

DAILY (Morning), $8 a year, $2 a quarter, 70 
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DAILY and SUNDAY, $10 a year, S2.60 a 
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Colonial Inn 

We Serve in the Old 
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High Grade Tailor 

Cleaning, Pressing and Repairing 
Dry Cleaning 
Reasonable Prices Liberal Pressing Syste 

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A LL College Students need these warm, comfortable, and stylish Felt Slip- 
■*■ *• pers, when burning "the Midnight Electric" or when your room is cold 
and frosty. 

We also have attractive slippers for Women, Misses, and Children, in beauti- 
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Send for Folder M. A. C, illustrating this famous line of Siesta Slippers and. 
other specialties. 



Worcester, Mass., U. S. A. 

60 King Street 

College Shoes 

We carry the largest stock in the state 
outside of Boston 


E. M. Bolles 

The Shoeman 

Page's Shoe Store 


Largest stoc\ of College Shoes 
this side of Chicago? 


Jeweler and Optician 


Broken Lenses accurately replaced 

Bring tin' Pieces 

13 Pleasant St., Amherst 

The 1918 Index 

to be sure of having good engravings, 

efficient and accommodating service, 

prompt deliveries and fair charges, 



College Engravers 

A request to talk over 

your Book 

will not oblige you to make 

this selection 

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Main Office 


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Stearns Building, Springfield, Mass. 
Architects Building, New York City 

Builders of Stockbridge Hall 

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Massachusetts Agricultural 

The Massachusetts Agricultural College is a public service institution, the function of 
which is to benefit the agriculture and rural life of the state and incidentally that of the nation. 

In the fulfilment of its mission the College undertakes the work of Investigation, Resi- 
dent Instruction and Extension Service. 

Investigation follows three distinct lines: (1) scientific research, through which are 
discovered new laws governing the growth of plants and animals, (2) experimentation, which 
seeks to ascertain the best methods of applying science to practice, and (3) the agricultural 
survey or inventory of agricultural conditions and possibilities. 

The purpose of Instruction given to resident students is to prepare them for the agri- 
cultural vocations and also to train them in the principles of good citizenship. Students 
pursuing the regular four years' course may specialize in any of the following named depart- 
ments : 

Agriculture Landscape Gardening 

Agronomy Pomology 

Animal Husbandry Agricultural Chemistry 

Dairying Economic Entomology 

Poultry Husbandry Plant Physiology and Pathology 

Floriculture Microbiology 

Forestry Agricultural Education 

Rural Social Science Rural Journalism 

Undergraduate courses are also offered in a large number of departments the work of 
which is not arranged as a "major." 

The Graduate School admits college graduates for advanced study in agriculture, botany, 
chemistry, entomology, horticulture, mathematics, microbiology, veterinary science, zoology, 
and rural social science. 

College, Amherst, Mass. 

Various short courses and conferences are held at the college, among these being the 
following : 

Winter School of Agriculture Farmers' Week 

Summer School of Agriculture Boys' Camps 

Conference for Rural Social Workers 

The task of the Extension Service is to disseminate agricultural knowledge to all 
people of the state having rural interests, and to assume an attitude of leadership or of co- 
operation in various activities, educational, social or economic, which tend to benefit agricul- 
ture and country life. Thousands of persons are directly reached each year by the Extension 
Service. Some of the types of work organized by this branch of the College are : 

Correspondence Courses in Agriculture Boys' and Girls' Clubs 

Itinerant Schools of Agriculture Traveling Libraries 

Educational Exhibits *■" - District Field Agencies 

Demonstration Orchards Lecture Courses 

Five Facts of Interest about the Massachusetts Agricultural College 

1. It trains men for vocations not yet overcrowded. 

2. It offers courses of study in 28 departments of academic instruction covering the fields 

of Agriculture, Horticulture, Sciences, Humanities, and Rural Social Science. 

3. Its enrollment of students of college grade exceeds 600 in number. 

4. Its field of service is the entire state. 

5. Its educational advantages are practically free. 

ADDRESS : at Amherst, Mass. : 

Director William P. Brooks, for Experiment Station Bulletins (free). 

Director William D. Hurd, for announcements of Short Courses and Corres- 
pondence Courses, information relative to Extension Service, Agricultural Leaf- 
lets (free), and with questions (for reference to authorities) on farm practices 
and agricultural science. 

Prof. Charles E. Marshall, for information concerning the Graduate School. 

Pres. Kenyon L. Btjtterfield, for complete catalog, illustrated booklet, and gen- 
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For Bedding Cows 

The modern bedding material. Cheaper, 
cleaner and more absorbent than straw. 

In use at Mass. Agricultural College sta- 
bles, about all state institutions and by pro- 
gressive dairymen. 

For delivered price in car lots, write. 

New England Baled Shavings Co. 


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is dedicated to making people see 
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Fottler, Fiske, Rawson Co. 

Seeds, Bulbs, Plants 

Faneuil Hall Sq., Boston, Mass. 

Croysdale Inn 

"The House That Jack Built' 

The Place in South Hadley 
at Which to Eat 



Wrought Iron and Brass Pipe Asbestos 

and Magnesia Boiler Coverings 

Pipes cut to sketch 

Mill Supplies 

Engineers and Contractors 



Good Horses, Good Crop, Good Potatoes, 
Good Farming, 

Good Land! Bowker's made it so! 



Wire and Iron 


Flower Guards, 
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Tree Guards 

We furnish hand- 
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fences and erect them 

We installed t li e 
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We've Been Selling 


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Have the Quality That Means Economy 

They combine the experience of 60 years in 
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of Agricultural science. They are True Plant 
Foods — Concentrated, Available, Sure in Their 
Action and benefit alike Crops and Soil. 


The Coe-Mortimer Company 

"Subsidiary of the American Agricultural Chemical Company" 

51 Chambers St., New York City 


Tennis Rackets 

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Fulfills every demand of 

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Do Not select a Racket f;r 1917 

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We are sole U. S. Distributors 

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Eureka Blank 
Book Co. 

printers anb 
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School Work a Specialty 


For specialized work, as well as for general 
calculations, we offer to Engineers and Students 
a large variety of slide rules, all made according 
to our rigid standards of excellence, and em- 
bodying our exclusive improvments, such as 
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Drawing Materials 
al and Surveying Instr 
Measuring Tapes 

Three Grand Prizes, Panama-Pacific 
Exposition, 1915 


An Appreciation 

|t|N this way, we wish to thank our friends for their many 
><jj kindnesses. All the members of the English Department 

^Wo. ^ have been very helpful in their suggestions whenever 
T^i^L^M called upon. Our photographer has been aided by the 
activity of Boyd '18 in taking snapshots. To Professor Hasbrouck 
and Mr. Watts for their help in collecting statistics; to Nicholson 16, 
Buckman 17, Lawrence 17, Preble 18 and Professors Hasbrouck 
and Prince for their articles; to Professors Nehrling, Hathaway and 
various managers of campus activities for their loan of pictures; in 
fact to all who have helped in the production of this book, we ac- 
knowledge our indebtedness and express our deepest appreciation. 

The Editors 

For Copies of the 

1918 Index 


K. L. MESSENGER, Bus. Mgr. 

Price by Mail $3.00