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UNDOUBTEDLY the most important export of the state of Vermont is men. One 
of the finest of these is "Prof" Barrett, who was born at Dummerston on January 
6, 1891- He left the state in 1893 and went with his parents to Fisher's Island in Long 
Island Sound. It was here that he received his first experience in farm management 
for his father was manager of an estate on the Island. 

After finishing from the grammar school in New London, Connecticut, young 
Barrett decided that he was sufficiently educated to support himself. It was three and 
a half years before he discovered his disillusionment. During this period three imponant 
events of his life took place: his home was broken up; he saved a man from drowning, 
and fell in love. As in the case of many other men, it was the last mentioned event 
that exerted the most influence on his later life. The prospect of marriage necessitated 
a larger income and a larger income meant further education. 

He faced eight years of high school and college without parental guidance or 
support. An advertisement which he placed in the local paper secured for him not 
only room and board, but the life long friendship of a man in whose home he secured 
work. He was commencement speaker at the close of his high school career. 

In September, 1914, he entered Connecticut Agricultural College. During his 
four years at Storrs he was an honor student for two years, editor-in-chief of the college 
paper, associate editor of the Nutmeg, and class president for one year. Before Com- 
mencement he began working as Assistant County Agent at Hartford County. His 
service in the county was interrupted by his enhstment in the officers' training school 
at Camp Lee, Virginia, where he was commissioned second lieutenant. He was married 
October 1, 1918, and, after receiving his discharge from the army, returned to 
Hartford County. 

He joined the faculty of the Vermont School of Agriculture in August, 1919, and 
one year later was made principal of the school. He remained as principal until October, 
1925. He then entered Cornell for graduate work in Farm Management and Education 
and received his M.S. in 1926. His work at Massachusetts State College began 
shortly afterwards. 

His favorite outdoor sport is golf and on pleasant Saturday afternoons he is seen 
by no one except by other lovers of the sport. From observations, it appears that he is 
happiest when sitting at a well-loaded table. His genial disposition and excellent 
teaching have won the admiration of the students at Massachusetts State College. He 
has been especially interested in the social and cultural improvement of the Stockbridge 
boys. A teacher asks for nothing more than keen appreciation by his students of the 
efforts which he has made for their betterment. "Prof" Barrett should always feel 
well rewarded. 

Adrian H. Lindsey. 



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This note is written from "sunny Florida," where I am recuperating this winter. 
Consequently, I am out of touch with the routine happenings at Stockbridge School 
of Agriculture this year. However, I hear reports of a very successful year and of many 
new and interesting activities of the Class of 1931. I commend your spirit and 

Now that the name of the institution is to be changed, the Stockbridge School of 
Agriculture will have an even more unique opportunity as a part of Massachasetts State 
College in the future than it has had in the past as a part of Massachusetts Agricltural 
College. It will serve a particular vocational need in a special educational way which 
will surely give to its graduates a unique place in preparation for New England citizen- 
ship, and I look forward confidently to the future success of the School and to the 
pleasure and profit which present and future students will derive from it. Please 
accept my congratulations and my hope to be with you again at Commencement time. 

Cordially yours, 

RoscoE W. Thatcher. 

mt ifbt to a mmnv, 1931 to IBTl 

I have been interested lately to find out something more about the early days of 
the College, and the pioneer work of that great teacher from whom our school so 
proudly claims its present name. Probably no man came into greater intimacy with 
Levi Stockbridge than did William H. Bowker of the Class of 1871, later to become 
president of a great fertilizer company bearing his name, and to serve the College fot 
many years on its board of trustees. Bowker came to know Stockbridge not only as a 
student understands a beloved teacher, but in after years had constant business dealings 
with him growing out of the use of the famous Stockbridge formulas for plant feeding. 
Some teachers' reputations would suffer when put to such a test, but not that of Stock- 
bridge. For this is what his old student says of him at the memorial exercises of 1904: 
"What a work he undertook! It must be borne in mind that when he came from the 
Hadley farm to take charge of the College farm and to superintend the erection of the 
first buildings, it was practically the first agricultural college to be started in this country. 
The field was absolutely new ; there was not a model to go by. The buildings were to 
be built and arranged not only for academic but for practical training. Again, when he 
undertook instruction in agriculture, there was not another chair of agriculture in the 
country, and there was no one to whom he could turn for advice. He had to blaze the 
way, without books and without chart. And how well he did it! His lectures to me were 
the most interesting of any I attended. They were clear, concise and always practical. 
They could not be otherwise, for he possessed a clear, logical mind and a terse form 
of speech. His English was exceptionally good. 

"He had an original and inventive mind. He saw, as others did not see, the neces- 
sity of taking what chemists, botanists, geologists and other scientists had worked out, 
and of applying it to practical ends, stripping it, as far as possible, of all technicality 
and making it plain and simple, not only to the farmer's boy here in the College, but 
to the father at home." 

Few appreciate to what extent Stockbridge had the vision to investigate in the new 
field of agricultural science of that early day, and to back his faith and belief with hard- 
earned dollars. Again Bowker tells us: — "It will be well to record here that the first 
money received by Professor Stockbridge in royalties for the use of his name (his formulas 
were given to the world for anybody to use) was devoted to experimental work at 
Amherst, which practically laid the foundation for the first experiment station to be 
established in this country in connection with an agricultural college, and the second 
station to be incorporated in the United States. The first was incorporated by Connecti- 
cut at New Haven, and the second by Massachusetts at Amherst." 

The College had no influential alumni in those days, a student body of less than 
one hundred and a faculty of four teachers — but what teachers! Is it any wonder that 
its finances were frequently at low ebb? And here is where Stockbridge again proved 
a bulwark in time of stress, as Bowker outlines it: — "You all know how useful and 
influential he was in the early years of the College. I wonder if you know how many 
times, when it was without friends and without funds to pay current expenses, he raised 
the money at the local bank on his own notes, or on the College notes endorsed by 
himself. I remember a bank friend of his taking him to task for doing it, saying that 
if he had to pay the notes it would ruin him. Stockbridge's reply was prophetic: "Oh, 
I am not afraid ! Never you worry ! The state of Massachusetts has entered into a 
contract with the United States government to maintain this institution, and the state 
of Massachusetts will never go back on her contract. What is more, some day she will 
see the error of her way, and will come to the rescue of this institution and do all that 
may reasonably be asked of her. I tell you, it is going to be a success!" 

"We have lived — and, what is more gratifying, he lived — to see that remark come 
true. Not only did the state honor the paper which he endorsed, but it has given 
thousands upon thousands of dollars since then, and will give, as we require it, all that 
we may need for the development of this institution. It stands here today a monument 
to Levi Stockbridge as much as to any other man in Massachusetts." 

And yet on this campus we have no record of this man, no comemorative tablets 
or bronzes keeping alive his pulsing, pioneer achievements, that he who walks here today 
may read of historic yesterdays. 

To be sure, there is his name given to one of our chief buildings, and his picture 
hangs in the Memorial Building (completely disassociated from Stockbridge Hall and 
its agricultural activities, which he would have so dearly loved) , and hardly seen by one 
of you, to appreciate the rugged beauty of his head, that honest, kindly glance of eye, 
"that made you feel he saw right through you," as our own professor emeritus of agri- 
culture, William Penn Brooks, '75, told us in chapel last fall. And so I wonder if we 
have not discovered a little task which lies ahead of us — a task which the men of Stock- 
bridge School of Agriculture might well undertake. And perhaps the Class of 1931 
may feel I am throwing out a challenge to them for a beginning of this task. 

Roland H. Verbeck. 




F/is/ Roll', Left to Right — Burbank, Miss Stalker, Rice, Prof. Barrett, Butler, Reynolds, Crocker. 
Second Roiv, Lejt to Right — Ahrens, Garland, Keohan, Green, Brown, Sundberg, Jones. 
Third Rote, Lejt to Right — Blatchford, Williams, Nelson. 

Edward W. Butler, '31 

Business Manager 
Harold F. Rice, Jr., '31 

Associate Editors 

John Reynolds, '31 

Arthur L. Garland, "32 

Assistant Business Managers 

Robert Metzler, '32 

Francis L. Keohan, '32 

Art Editor 
John Reynolds, '31 

Assistatit Art Editors 

Norman B. Burbank, '31 

Floyd Bancroft, '31 

Eleanor 'Wilder, '32 

Athletic Editor 
Richard C. Crocker, '31 

Assistant Athletic Editor 
DwiGHT Wlliams, '32 

General Secretary 
Barbara A. Stalker, '31 

Alfred H. Ahrens, '31 
Stuart G. Brown, '31 
WiLLL\M T. Greene, '31 
Lewis C. 'Watt, '31 

Write-ups Committee 

Lawrence E. Sundberg, '31 
Lawrence E. Blatchford. '31 
Lawrence L Nelson, '31 
Edward G. Jones, '31 
John H. Vik, '31 



Every effort has been made to make this Shorthorn just 

a Httle better than its predecessors. Through the 

cooperation of the entire student body, and 

suggestions and comments of our teachers, 

we believe that this aim has been 

If, in the years to come, the joys and 
memories of school are perpetuated by a 
perusal of its pages, the purpose of the Short- 
horn will have been fulfilled. 


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Thomas F. Burke 

Richard C. Crocker 

Lewis C. Watt 

Barbara A. Stalker 




aUreii 31. aftrenji 

New York, N. Y. 
Basketball. Baseball 


Dairy Manufactures 
Shorthorn Board. 

"Al" hails from New York City, and it is well to 
remember this whenever relative merits of cities are 
being discussed. In addition to being a leader in his 
classes "Al" found time to go out for baseball and 
basketball. Like Napoleon size doesn't hinder this 
smiling young fellow. What he lacks in stature is 
more than made up for in his wholehearted participa- 
tion in all of his activities. The same attitude toward 
your work, "Al," will be sure to bring you the suc- 
cess which you so well deserve. 

g)tuart ^. alien 

Shrewsbury Animal Husbandry 

Animal Husbandry Club. 

Immediately to the east of Worcester is the little 
town of Shrewsbury. It was from this town that 
"Stu" came to us with his pleasant ways which are 
so pleasing to everyone. He has made many friends 
here, and is sure of making many more when his 
circle of acquaintances widens. 

Bon Voyage on the Cruise of life"Stu". 

iBarner anbretusf 

Watertown Dairy Manufactures 

Kolony Klub. Basketball, '30. 

If a person were to meet "Andy" for the first time, 
he would be held under the impression that he is a 
quiet sort of a fellow, lacking companionship. But 
that fantastic opinion, soon wears away as relation- 
ship becomes closer. It will then be found out, that 
he is a jovial and loyal companion and that a first 
appearance is deceitful in this case. 

"Andy" is the young gentleman who justifies the 
slogan, "Better late than never." But there's no 
harm done, as he has made up for whatever time he 
has lost. His love for that inevitable subject, 
"Bacteriology" has been shown by the change in his 
usual likeable disposition. "Andy" has sacrificed the 
pleasure of playing on the basketball team, so that 
he could do full justice to his studies. 

We are going to miss you tremendously and may 
luck be with you. 



?#arrp Bfogcpfj JSairstota 



Kolony Klub. 

If you should see a "Sheikish" looking boy on the 
street, just step aside and let him by, for he is no 
other than Mr. H. J. Bairstow, from Maiden, Mass., 
away from home for two years to advance his edu- 
cation in Greenskeeping . 

Harry is clever, not only with his ideas but also 
with his hands. He can hand a mean punch, so 
keep an arm's length away, but don't lose sight of 
him, because he is bound to climb the ladder of suc- 
cess quickly. 

Jf loptr Sa. JBantroft 

Tyngsboro Vegetable Gardening 

Glee Club, 1. Outing Club, 1, 2. A. T. G. 
Baseball, 2. 

Floyd is one half of the Vegetable Gardening 
group and he is certainly able to hold up his end 
of the class. 

Whenever representatives for the Outing Club are 
needed, Floyd is right on hand. He has attended 
several joint meetings of the Eastern College Out- 
ing Clubs and he has always shown the greatest in- 
terest in hiking and other out-of-door activities. 

Whenever anyone wants a good snapshot of the 
campus, this Veg. Gardener is in demand, for his 
collection of campus views is unexcelled. 

Upon graduating from the "University," Floyd will 
return to his home in Tyngsboro to make a paying 
proposition of the "Old Home Farm". 

(©eorgc Albert JBarber 

Glee Club. 


West Somerville 

A. T. G. Track. 

George has faithfully supported the Glee Club 
for the past two years but you will have to draw 
your own conclusions as to the success of the venture 
after attending chapel on certain mornings. We 
always thought of George as a quite easy going chap 
but from stories of his placement training days we 
know that he works hard and plays hard. He always 
has a smile and a cheerful word for everyone. What 
more can you say of any man? 

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Itatoremc (Eaton Platctforb 



A. T. G. Cheerleader. Reporter of Press Board. 

Larry hails from Attleboro. Upon first glance at 
Larry one might think him of the quiet type, but not 
he. He is one of the most outstanding fellows in 
Stockbridge, and his true loyalty is what we admire. 
We will always remember Larry as our leader who 
occasionally in morning chapels, dashed from his seat 
to the platform to lead us in a cheer for some 
speaker. There are also rumors that Larry occasion- 
ally is seen going "over the mountain", the reason 
why is a secret. We know that his aim is to be a 
landscape gardener and with your never tiring efforts 
we know you will be successful Larry. 

(Ebgar ^. Poarbman 

Sheffield Animal Husbandry 

Football, 1, 2. Basketball, 1, 2. Animal Hus- 
bandry Club. Agronomy Club. 

Perhaps one of the most popular students in the 
Animal Husbandry section is "Ed" Boardman. Al- 
ways ready for any fun, yet at times serious and 
thoughtful best describes "Ed". He is an excellent 
Animal Husbandry man and is a great asset to that 
group. He is sure to be successful in his chosen 

Stuart (g. SSrotnn 

North Attleboro Poultry 

Alpha Tau Gamma. Stockbridge Y (Vice Pres.). 
Shorthorn Board. Football, 1, 2. Agronomy Club 
(Vice Pres.). Poultry Club. House Committee. 

"Stew" is another one of the famous crew of the 
"hash slingers" who brought joy to the hearts (or 
the stomachs) of the freshmen at his table. 

His work on the football field was one of the 
reasons for the excellent record of the Stockbridge 
teams during the past two years. 

A leader in his classes as well as in outside activi- 
ties. "Stew" was one of the men to know. Don't 
be misled by his appearance, he isn't at all the stay 
at home sort but rather one of the most active of real, 
square fellows. If wishes mean anything, "Stew," 
you are bound to succeed for we all wish you the 
best of luck. 



Dracut Animal Husbandry 

Animal Husbandry Club. Alpha Tau Gamma. 
Agronomy Club. 

A familiar person to all is John with his ever ready 
smile and sly grip. After leaving here he is going 
back home to produce milk for the babies in Lowell. 
With the great interest he has shown here in his 
work he has laid an excellent foundation for further 
service. Practical, a good scholar, a hard worker, 
and best of all a true friend, that's John. 

Hatfield Animal Husbandry 

Baseball. Alpha Tau Gamma. 

We were not acquainted with "Steve" until this 
year, when he decided to become educated. Now he 
is a well known figure about the campus and athletic 
field where he excels in track and baseball. He is 
a good student and well liked by every one. 

I^arrp Clemensf JSuell 

Petersham Horticulture 

Kolony Klub. Basket Ball, 1. 

Harry is one of the official K. K. hash slingers 
in the dining hall. If he makes use of all the 
criticisms he receives, he should be pretty good. 

This nice looking, tall fellow, with his handsome 
black hair, should make a big hit with the women, 
but he doesn't have much to do with them; wonder 
why — ? 

Well, Harry, if you can sling shrubs the way you 
sling hash, you should be a big success. 


j^orman JSallou ^utbank 

Somerville Horticulture 

Kolony Klub. K. K. Historian. Shorthorn Board. 

"Bumble" has ideas of his own — and how! Ideas 
that were never thought of before, such as cutting 
out paper dolls and silhouettes. 

Without "Bumble" here at Kolony Klub this year 
I believe life would have been very dead, but as it 
was we all nearly froze to death because he being 
the janitor, tried to save all the coal he could 
for the fellows next year. 

"Bumble" is also the champion fly catcher, so the 
girls from Chicopee tell me. 

Here is luck to you, "Bumble," and may your 6y 
catcher never close up. 

tEjjomas Jfrantisf Jiurfee 

Woburn Greenskeeper 

A. T. G. President. Student Council. Senior Class 

"Tom" doesn't care whether it rains or snows but 
he sure disliked the walk over Mount Pleasant on 
cold mornings during his freshman year. He has 
held the reins of a fraternity and a class in his hands 
and altho the burdens have been great he has borne 
them lightly while his smile and his hand have been 
ready for everyone. 

The game called Golf has attracted him also and 
may the greens of his Country Club always be in the 
best of condition for the tired business man. 

asvaipt) it. m^b 

Holyoke Horticulture 

This loyal son of Holyoke hits the trail every Fri- 
day night for home, but from the little we have seen 
we have reasons to believe that he does not waste 
his time. 

"Bushy" is one of those quiet br>5's who doesn't 
say much — but action speaks louder than words. He 
has a way and a mind of his own and is very cap- 
able of making use of it. 

"Bushy," being quite tall, and chumming around 
with a short fellow, known as "Ricey," gave "Bud 
Fisher" an idea for which he is now famous — "Mutt 
and Jeff." But where do our two pals come in! 

Here's luck to you, "Bushy," for we know you 
are a friend to everyone. Good luck. 


Cbtuarli m. JSutlcr 

Holyoke Vegetable Gardening 

Student Council, 1. Editor-in-chief Shorthorn. 
Glee Club, 1. Newman Club, 2. Track, 1, 2. 
Baseball, 2. 

Ed is our hard-working man from the "City" of 
Holyoke. He started here in the fall of '28, com- 
pleting the fall term, but left to go to work. He 
returned for the winter term in '29 and has been 
with us since. As we know him, he's always talk- 
ing; we often wonder if he continues to talk in 
his sleep, too. His roommate says he does. Ready 
to give the "prof" his viewpoint at any time. He 
seems always to be busy, never wastes (?) any 
time. Perhaps. This may be accounted for by his 
year of service at the "Lumber Camp" as the house- 
man. Well, Ed, we wish you the best of luck. 


foftn Paul Carroll 

"Joe Politics" 


Kolony Klub. 

If anyone wants to start a red hot argument, 
there is no one better than "Joe Politics." He can 
tell you more about something and everything, and 
when he is thru he hasn't said anything. But he 
knows everything — where he acquires it is more 
than a mystery to us. 

"Joe Politics" is very keen in all his subjects, even 
if he is a hard-boiled hash slinger, brought up on 
a farm, and isn't very good at that trade, but he 
surely will "sling" his work superior to anyone 
around him when he starts out in life. 

Epman iUlattljeto Cfjase 

Littleton Poultry 

Poultry Club. 

Duffill can't have all the credit, because Chase did 
it, too. It takes a good man to get out of the S-7 
final in diseases, but Lymie knew the secret. 

Just a bit of information for your own good. If 
you are ever about to enter a revolving doorway, 
just take a look to be sure Lymie is not within 
entering distance, because you might be stepping 
into your fate (as was nearly the case in N. Y. 

Whether Chase raises hens or silver foxes, he is 
bound to make ^ood if he puts as much action into 
his business as he does around campus, and we will 
have to step some to keep up with him. 

We trust you'll get over the childplay soon, 
Lymie, and knowing that you are never bothered 
with women we wish you the best of luck from 
here on . 


East Boston 

STofjn Jf . Cobb 



A. T. G. Glee Club. Newman Club. 

"Jack's" greatest desire is to know and work with 
plants and flowers. He was one of the Glee Club's 
faithful members and one also found him wherever 
there was a dance. As a freshman he almost tipped 
the wagon over while taking teaming, and he always 
went to sleep in class as a senior. 'We often wonder 
how "Jack" made the "Hash House" on cold winter 

artftur Jf . Coolibge, f r. 

Petersham Animal Husbandry 

Animal Husbandry Club. Agronomy Club. 

Tall, slim, quiet and dignified is "Cal". A real 
scholar with unusual ability to think clearly and 
effectively. If one can read the future in terms of 
the past "Cal" will be successful in the true sense 
of the word. He leaves here many friends who have 
been enriched with his character. 

J^itfjarti PrentifiEi Cobillc 

Barnstable Horticulture 

A. T. G. Hockey. Track. 

Dick comes from way down on Cape Cod, where 
the tide comes in and the sand fleas bite. 'We hear 
that he spent his placement training in a bathing 
suit. He knows how to study or have a good time, 
and because his less are long he is generally picked 
for the dance committee. His friends are numerous 
because of his quiet ways and cheerful disposition, 
and they believe he will go far because he sticks to 
his job till the end. 

■We wish you well, Dick. 


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3^itf)arb Cusbing Crocfecr 

South Duxbury Horticulture 

A. T. G. Football, '30 and '31. Vice-President 
Senior Class. Chairman A. T. G. House Committee. 
Athletic Editor of the Shorthorn. 

Dick is the other twin in the Crocker set. This 
dark, handsome chap has been very active during his 
two years at Stockbridge. We shall never forget his 
playing in football and there is many a freshman 
of '31 who'll remember that he also swung the pad- 
dle for A. T. G. 

He goes quietly about doing any task given him, 
and you can be sure he will do it well. The home 
town also calls him back and we can be sure that it 
will never regret it. Good luck to you, Dick. 

JRofaert S>car£( Crotfeer 

South Duxbury Horticulture 

A. T. G. Football, '30. Club Basketball. Track. 

Bob is one member of our two sets of twins. We 
find it very easy to tell him from his brother because 
of his light hair. He claims that he is going back 
to Duxbury and raise cranberries, but we happen to 
know that there are other attractions which draw 
him home. Everyone knows that his favorite song 
is, "There'll never be another Mary." He claims that 
the woman who gets him has got to be swift. We 
think so, too. 

(gcorge li. ©oane 

North Brookfield Floriculture 

Kolony Klub. Floriculture Club. 

"Oscar" has a unique sense of humor, he is one 
of those fellows who always has a smile for every 
one. He went out on placement training as meek as 
a lamb but returned seething with ambition in more 
ways than one. 

We all wonder what the stimulus was in the 
White Mts. 

He shows great ability in floral designing and we 
feel confident that he will be a complete success in 
that work. 


(I£tita)atti Maetal 


Dairy Manufactures 


Track, '30. 

Far in the distance he may be seen each morn- 
ing, arriving from the town across the river, known 
as Northampton, in his new, snappy Ford. He did 
the class justice by escorting them from class to 
class with the aid of his "flivver.' 

"Ed" is the boy with the never-failing smile! 
Always jovial, happy, and the one person who would 
do anything that was within his ability for you. The 
loss of "Ed" would darken the spirit and cheerful- 
ness of the class. 

May I conclude with this? "He always works in 
relays, trying to succeed in whatever he undertakes." 


Alpha Tau Gamma. 
Baseball. Poultry Club. 

Yes, "Duffy" did it, 
by whom, it's O. K., 

HToJjn Wintfjrop JBuffill 


Hockey, 1, 2. 

Track, 1, 2. 

no matter when, where or 
and "Duffy" will take the 
blame, whether he wants it or not, because we all 
know he did it even if we do not know what he did. 
Besides being a poultry major, he is another out- 
standing hit of New York City. My personal hint 
is, "that you make all your aims as high as the 
Chrysler Tower," but of course that, we hope, will 
not be the limit. It is sad, but your poultry farm 
will have to be on the ground. 

3Rafacrt M. ©pfeman, 

Westport, Conn. Animal Husbandry 

Animal Husbandry Club. Alpha Tau Gamma. 

All who have become acquainted with Dyke are 
glad that he choose Stockbridge for his school. Never 
disagreeable, his willingness to help has made him 
well known to everyone on the campus. We are 
sure he will find the happiness that does not always 
come with riches. Good luck Bob. 


illcslep g>. Jfaulfe 

Brockton Horticulture 

A. T. G. Football, '30. Track. 

The spirit of "Flaming Youth" arrived from 
Brockton when "Red" landed in. He claims there 
is no problem too hard for him to handle, but did 
you ever see him try to keep awake in genetics? It 
must have been those early morning hours at the 
Hash House which caused this wavering of his 
spirit. He has been very studious, though, and he 
proved himself a hard worker on placement. Let 
him sleep. He will be there when the time comes. 

jfran£t£( X. jFenton 

West Roxbury Floriculture 

Track, 1. Floriculture Club. K. O. Club. New- 
man Club. 

"Oh, to loose the bonds of Morpheus." 
In spite of his every day appearance Francis can 
dress up, especially week-ends when he hits the open 
trail for Boston. He shows unusual originality in 
floral designing and without doubt will, someday, 
reach the zenith of success. 

His daily salutation is "Hey, got a cigarette?" 
Anyone wishing first hand information on organizing 
a snipe hunting expedition should get in touch with 
this young man. 

3fof)n Jf ielb 

Mattapoisett Animal Husbandry 

Animal Husbandry Club. Kolony Klub. 

One of the greatest values of school is the friend- 
ships that are made which after, last a lifetime. 
Those who know John are sure to have his enduring 
friendship. He is always happy, ready for a good 
time but yet steady and kind. A very promising 


(©?ro M. JfiEift, Jr. 

Concord Fruit Growing 

Football, 1, 2. Agronomy Club, 2. Big Six, 2. 

"Ozzie" originally came from New York State, but 
decided that the old Bay State was a better place to 
stay. "Ozzie's" principal interest is the United Fruit 
Company, and after graduation this fair-haired young 
man will give them the benefit of his two years at 
Stockbridge. "Ozzie" was a member of the highly 
successful football teams which represented this 
school during the past two years, and his work con- 
tributed greatly to the efficiency of the squad. Best 
of luck, "Ozzie." 

<©eorge IL. Jfofifeit 

Three Rivers Animal Husbandry 

Animal Husbandry Club. Kolony Klub. Baseball. 
Agronomy Club. Hockey. 

To accomplish what one sets out to do and be 
consistent in his effort is real achievement. 

This "Spud" has done which is portrayed by the 
work he has done in the classroom. He is a worthy 
member of his section and a real lover of good 

aaobert i^. (glibbett 

Middleboro Horticulture 

A. T. G. 

"Bob" always dons the cap and bells to keep the 
gang cheerful. He really doesn't come come from 
Middleboro at all, North Middleboro is his stamp- 
ing grounds, but no one must ever know that. He 
knows Gladiolus, and is interested in women. His 
ambition is to have a home back in Middleboro. 
where he can sit in the sun and let his wife run a 
green house, provided he gets one (a wife). We 
know that he does not mean it, though. He is not 
that sort of a man. Who could be serious, anyway, 
when "Bob" is around? 


Mtlliam W. (greene 

Lowell Floriculture 

Kolony Klub. Floriculture Club. Track, 1, 2. 
Agronomy Club, 1. K. O. Club. Newman Club. 
Shorthorn Board. 

This black-haired, smiling-eyed lad hails from 
Lowell and we certainly gained when he came to 

He has successfully weathered two winters at the 
"University" with the aid of his bear skin coat. It 
is probably a symbol of his fall avocation as "Bill" 
is a trapper of note. 

He knows what it means to get up early, a thing 
that will come in handy when he gets back to the 
White Mts. 

He knows his flowers and without a doubt will 
come out on top. We wish you well. Bill. 

Michael losepf) (©riffin, f r. 

Amherst Dairy Manufactures 

Kolony Klub. Track, '30. Football, '31. Basket- 
ball, '30, '31. 

"Tall, dark and handsome, toeing the mark of his 

"Joe's" the boy in love with basketball, having 
been a main factor in the success of the team. Some 
nights you may see "Joe" going home with that 
lonesome look, which is probably due to a new 
acquaintance entering his life, and acquired during 
his placement training period. Who knows? You 
may consider "Joe" as a genial and friendly sort of 
a fellow, who with his likeable disposition has 
acquired many friends. 

"We expect great things from you in the future, 
"Joe," and here's hoping you don't fail us. 

HTofjn laScUsf Mate 


Springfield Horticulture 

This is the Duke of Springfield, famous as a sports 
writer and justly noted as a singer of negro spirituals. 
He can't be still and can't be kept still; just let him 
follow his own inclinations and trust to luck that 
he'll keep out of mischief. Duke occasionally majors 
in "Human Nature" and his lab. work is generally in 
the vicinity of Hadley. 

"Duke" majored in Greenskeeping and left the lat- 
ter part of the winter term after having learned all 
there is to know. We all wish him luck in hoping 
some day that he might equal the "Duke of 


iKpron C. J^artforU 

"Just call me Myron" 
Tyngsboro Poultry 

Kolony Klub. Stockbridge Press Board (Chair- 
man). Poultry Club (Vice-Pres.). Baseball, 2. 

Just brush that lock of hair to one side, Myron, 
so we can have a look at the most popular man of 
New York City. 

Myron is the boy that knows his chickens ; he even 
lives among them. If we all give him a send-off 
from here like the boys in the New York fish mar- 
ket, he is bound to come out on top, where he is 
aiming to sit before he gets through with this grand 
struggle called life, because the nearest thing to an 
impossibility is for a fellow with his ambition and 
interest in the school to fail up by the wayside. 

Jfranfa M. J^atfjetoap 

Worcester Dairy Manufactures 

Here is the man who is 'the daddy of us all." 
"Frank" has seen service and has also seen some- 
thing of life, therefore with this knowledge to his 
credit he is passing it along to us, and for our bene- 
fit. "Frank" is the sort of a fellow you would 
expect to be quiet, but you would be surprised if 
you could see him each morning, full of pep and 
rarin' to go. 

We often wonder why he doesn't mix with the 
fairer sex, as they seem to be attracted to him. We 
wonder. "Frank" has always taken an interest in 
what ever occurs in school and is always "Johnnie" 
on the spot" if there is anything occurring that will 
benefit him in the way of knowledge. 

"He goes about his work and succeeds." 

Jfrcbertcfe TL. J^tHginsf 

Orleans Animal Husbandry 

Kolony Klub. Animal Husbandry Club. 

"Freddy" came to us this year from Bristol 
"Aggie," accompanied by a pleasant smile and a 
Ford coupe which he somehow managed to keep 
running. His main accomplishments are his render- 
ing of "Sweet Jennie Lee" and his lack of ability to 
worry. His weaknesses are the desire to sleep until 
11;30 every morning despite classes or chapel, and a 
certain blonde. But you can't blame him for that. 

We can't figure out why an old salt from the 
"Cape," like "Freddie" wants to farm, but anyway, 
good luck with the cows, "Freddie." 


Worcester Horticulture 

"Fritzy" is another member of the "three live 
ghosts" that wandered into the great beyonds and 
didn't return, we are sorry to hear. "Fritz" had his 
turn at slinging hash as the rest of the boys did and 
was able to swing his subjects without any trouble. 
"Fritz" is also known as the "snake charmer" and 
if he's as good as they make out at this game, he's 
bound to crawl up to success soon and give the 
people a sting. 

Merrimac Animal Husbandry 

Alpha Tau Gamma. Animal Husbandry Club. 
Agronomy Club. 

Another "An Husser" willing and waiting to spend 
the rest of his life playing nurse-maid to cows. For 
some reason he likes to study quite a bit. But he 
must be handed credit for that. 'Women ^ don't 
seem to bother him much. Maybe he has a past 
and knows better now. One can't help but like 
"Jigger" and he has made a lot of friends. Some- 
how we think he would like to spend his life on a 
'Western ranch. At least his hats always give that 
impression. Take a look at the newest one. Just 
a big he-man with a desire for the wide open spaces 
where men are men. 


Football, 1, 2. 
Six, 2. 

I^arollr C. Jlueg 


K. K. 

Fruit Growing 
Pomology Club, 2. Big 

"Joe," the "pajama kid." For the past few months 
he's been giving our eyes a treat with his striped, 
cream-colored pants. (Cream-colored at times.) As 
wide as he is tall, "Joe" is good natured and agree- 
able, but he has a weakness for letting his materials 
burn in our "Hot Man" Labs. His folks go crazy 
over his conserves and jellies, but of course, that's 
only because they're his. "Joe" was one of our out- 
standing football men, playing the position of full- 
back where his work contributed heavily to the ex- 
cellent record of the team. 


HoUiston Fruit Growing 

Secretary A. T. G. Assistant Manager Football, 2. 
Glee Club, 1. Big Six. 

Although this young man, when at home, is called 
Howard, no one at Stockbridge ever thinks of him 
by that name, but rather of "Bud." "Bud" is one 
of those fellows who give the impression of being 
a quiet, stay-at-home sort of boy, but remember that 
old song, "Don't Judge a Book by Its Cover." Be- 
neath his quiet ways there seems to be some sort 
of appeal, may be "Sex Appeal." 

"Bud" is following in the footsteps of his older 
brothers, and among the whole family the "Old 
Home" will flourish and prosper. Good luck, "Bud," 
and a word of advice: "Don't wear snakeskin 'pants' 
outside of the 'Aggie Campus.' " 

Otuarlr (george SToneS 

Ashland Floriculture 

Alpha Tau Gamma. Floriculture Club. Agronomy 
Club, 1. Track, 1, 2. Shorthorn Board. 

"Neddy" hails from Ashland and remarks that it 
is a right smart place to live. He is a lively, raring 
to go young man who has a friendly greeting and 
smile for everyone. 

Nothing seems to bother him or roughen his good 

"Neddy" doesn't bother with the fair sex and 
up to date we don't think he has any outside con- 
nections with them. He also insists that Connecticut 
is a great State which leads us to believe he may 
have a "friend" there. 

He is undecided whether to enter the wholesale or 
retail florist business but we know he will succeed in 
whichever he chooses if he holds on to the spirit he 
has shown here, and we hate to lose him. Best of 
luck to you, Neddy. 




Basketball Manager. 

"Joe" is another one of these happy-go-lucky fel- 
lows, smiling his way thru life because he expects it 
to be short and happy. It will be, "Joe," if you 
don't throw away that pipe you smoke, because it is 
too strong for a little boy like you. 

"Joe's" greatest weakness isn't women, but singing. 
He tries to keep up with all the latest songs, but he 
says they have got the best of him, so he signed off 
and became manager of the Stockbridge basketball 
team, in which he was very successful. 

"Joe" was the boy who held Nero's fiddle and 
helped him to play it while Rome was burning. 
Don't make any more bad mistakes like that will you 
"Joe", because we will be watching you make good 
in business in the future. 


ittgor p. IfecrxtialU 

Pogradec, Albania Animal Husbandry 

Animal Husbandry Club and Agronomy Club. 

Charlie came to us this fall from Albania. He's 
sure a long way from home. But boy, the revolu- 
tion in Albanian agriculture which will take place 
when Charlie goes back and teaches them how to do 
it. For teaching is what he is going to do. Charlie 
has taken hold well, has a good sense of humor and 
has made a lot of friends. Good luck back in the old 
country, "Charlie." Maybe we'll drop over and visit 
you some day. 

aifreb Sple 


Dairy Manufactures 


Kolony Klub. 

"Al" is the boy who is the teller of great tales. 
He may be seen strolling along, smoking his old 
faithful with pride, in that quiet, easy going man- 
ner. You may be quite sure that he is one fellow 
who has his whole heart in anything that relates to 
dairy. He is a co-companion of "Ed," commuting 
each day from Northampton, which, he says, is the 
city of great things. We are sure that "Al" has 
benefited from attending Stockbridge, as we have 
from him being a member of our class. 

Success to you ! 

Saicljarii #. ILctDis 

Framingham Floriculture 

Vice-President Alpha Tau Gamma. Floriculture 
Club. Hockey, 1, 2. Track, 1, 2. Student Council, 2. 

What "Dickie" lacks in stature is offset by his 
congenial nature. He specializes in non-stop flights 
to and from Framingham. Except for an occasional 
burnt-out bearing that happens to even the best of 
Bay States, the trip is made in record time (so he 
says ) . 

We are glad to be counted among his friends as 
his presence makes every group brighter. We wish 
him the best of success and good fortune. 



Marshfield Animal Husbandry 

Alpha Tau Gamma. Animal Husbandry Club. 
Agronomy Club. 

Blonde hair, big feet, lanky — that's a good start 
towards a description of Jack. He lives down with 
"Jigger" Hoyt and he grinds away, the kind of a 
boy the Profs dream of filling the class room with. 
Has a flivver but don't believe he ever uses it for 
anything except riding back and forth to classes. 
Just the same. Jack is a good scout, likeable and full 
of humor — you'd think so if you heard him laugh in 
the class sometime. You know soft and gentle like a 
Hereford bull. Has a girl down in the sand dunes 
of Marshfield and turns his nose that way when 
studies don't tie him down too much. Going to 
settle down and raise cows and wear suspenders and 
smoke a corn cob. Good luck, big boy, and take it 

iiaroHr C. TLunh 

Shrewsbury Animal Husbandry 

Animal Husbandry Club. Agronomy Club. 

Seems to us that Lund is the boy who wanted to 
go down to the sheep barns to see the hydraulic ram. 
So judge for yourself; Lund is a man's man. Inde- 
pendent, doesn't talk too much, a good sense of hu- 
mor and a pair of shoulders that sure will help hinl 
throw the bull. A backer of that breed of cattle, 
about which the well known story of the silver dol- 
lar was written. It seems to us we've heard it said 
that he's interested in doing a little barbering on the 
side. Good luck — but that hardly needs be said. No 
one's going to walk on YOU. 

IBonall) tICfjomas iHaroncp 

Uxbridge Horticulture 

"Rip" is a young man who is friendly to all, but 
intimate with few. He seems quiet to those who 
do not know him, but his real friends tell us that he 
is full of fun. 

"Rip" was always tied to his mother's apron 
string and one day in September got loose and 
landed up here to start out in life for himself. 
Here's luck to you "Rip" and may your road be long 
and smooth. 


ILeonarb iWongillo 

Southington, Conn. Fruit Growing 

Football, 1, 2. Basketball, 1, 2. Baseball, 2. Big 
Six, 2. A. T. G. 

"Leo" is one of the old-fashioned students who 
still believe in working for a living. If you doubt 
this, ask the freshmen who sat around his table in 
the "Hash House" for their three "squares" daily. 

If a person were to see a Stockbridge basketball 
game, he might think that he was viewing Napo- 
leon, but, believe it or not, it's "Leo," in the thick 
of the fight, making up for size by aggressiveness. 

"Leo" hasn't been seen with many members of 
the "fair" sex while in school, maybe living a 
short distance from Farmington has enabled him to 
build up an immunity to their "charms." 

€t)toarti ^. iJlouUon 





Football. Basketball. 


"Bud" played quarterback on our football team, 
and his end runs generally created a sensation. He 
intends to replace turf, that erratic golfers dig up, 
for the rest of nis days. From the amount of notes 
he takes and the time he spends on them, you can 
be sure he will never find himself without a source 
of information regarding Golf Courses. 

Sirtfjur ^. iHoore 

Peabody Poultry 

Kolony Klub. Stockbridge Y. Poultry Club. 

"Art" Moore, the man who never smiles — unless 
there is a good joke passed around. But pass him 
a real deep problem about his hens back home in 
Peabody, and just watch him chew it up, and the 
answer will not be one of these snapshots that just 
take what is on top, either. 

It is these kind of answers that are going to lead 
"Art" on to the goal post of this old field before us, 
and he is headed for a touchdown, too. 

Good luck, "Art," there is always room for one 




iicnrp ^. itturrap 

Concord Horticulture 

Kolony Klub. K. K. Marshal. Hockey, 1, 2. 

We hope "Steve" has as much luck in bumming 
cigarettes in the next two years as he did in the 
last two. 

"Steve" hails from down in the grape section and 
came to school at Stockbridge to learn how to grow 
bigger and better grapes — "Concords" especially. 
"Steve" is also known around here as "Detective 
Murray," so if you happen to see a suspicious look- 
ing character walking down the road — beware ! 

tICIjomas Jf. iHltCaffrep 

Roslindale Poultry 

Football, 1, 2. Kolony Klub. Poultry Club. 
Outing Club. Glee Club. 

Mac's goal right now is a pair of Owl's eyes, 
plenty of dance halls with nice orchestras and a 
Stockbridge program that is blank every day up until 

■Well, cheer up, "Twig," you are not alone in the 
world, because we all like a good dance once in a 
while and a chance to sleep it out in the morning, 
and you have got the goods to put your poultry 
farm on the map. 

If the chickens fail to support you, "Twig," we 
will all tune in the radio and enjoy ourselves with 
an old schoolmates' yodeling program occasionally. 

aaofaert M. Mc Hecfjnie 

Natick Horticulture 

Kolony Klub. 

The natives of the little hamlet of Natick wept 
bitter tears as this son left for the bright lights 
of Amherst in the fall of 1929. However, they were 
consoled by the thought that some day he would 
return as a great nursery man or a landscape gar- 
dener, bringing back new ideas to that little town 
of Natick, which was just recently put on the map. 

"Bob" is the sort of a fellow who is everybody's 
friend and nobody's enemy. He is an ambitious fel- 
low, jolly, but has a great weakness for music. 

If "Bob" can hum his way thru life as he did 
thru school, you will soon see him "sitting on top 
of the world." 





artbwr #. iHcMilltamg 

"HiUcrest," Barnstable, Devon, England Horticulture 

Kolony Klub. 

"Mac" came over to this country from England 
three years ago, and entered Stockbridge School in 
the year of '29 to study for a better knowledge of 
plants and shrubs. 

"Mac" is one of these early birds, out to get the 
worm, and he is one who will get it. Even if he 
has to sling hash to help him thru. But as the say- 
ing goes, "A rolling stone gathers no moss." 

"Mac" entered Kolony Klub his second year, for 
one reason mainly. The women, as he tells it, 
wouldn't leave him alone, but now he has nothing 
to worry about. But don't let your work get you 
like that, will you, "Mac"? 

aifreti 811. jHclsfon 

Randolph Horticulture 

Football 1, 2. 

"Blotto" comes from that little town near Brock- 
ton which isn't on the map yet, but he expects to 
put it on by coming up here to learn more about the 
grasses so that he might make it greener and softer 
for him when he practises football. He hopes to 
take Carideo's place if circumstances permit, for he 
has the weight. 

There are just two times that Nelson has nothing 
on his mind, namely, when he is asleep and when he 
is in class. However, you can't beat him for Horti- 
cultural spirit, and volume of voice. 'We wish him 
luck in the future both in Horticulture and football. 

ILatorente 3. j^clson 

Petersham, Mass. Horticulture 

Basketball, 1. Glee Club, 2 yrs. Shorthorn 
Board. Kolony Klub. 

"Nellie" is a good sort of happy-go-lucky fellow, 
with a pleasing personality, and cheerful at all times 
which has brought him numerous friends. He intends 
to try to beautify some New England estate and 
should be very successful because of his training 
here, and at the great town of Petersham. 

"We certainly wish "Nellie" complete success in all 
his undertakings. 


Honor Stu- 


Barre, Vt. 

Kolony Klub. K. K. Vice-Presider 

Perry is one of those well-dressed fellows who 
drifted down here in the last flood they had in 

"Art" has ideas of his own — and how! The com- 
mercial Horticulture world is about to receive an- 
other ardent supporter, as "Art" cares for prettier 
flowers and shrubs. 

Perry, with two other fellows, own a nursery in 
his home town, and during his time here at school 
he was growing cuttings on the sly. Watch and fol- 
low his footsteps and you won't go wrong. 

(i£rnc£(t a. ^ctcrjion 

Framingham Floriculture 

Treasurer Alpha Tau Gamma. Floriculture Club. 
Manager of Football, '30. 

"Still waters run deep." 

"Pete's" reserved nature is mis-leading, but to those 
of us who know him best, find in him a true friend. 
He has a natural aversion to walking and the day is 
not far hence when he will be the owner of a Baby 
Austin, which he plans on parking in a discarded 
dog house. His one big job in '30 was managing 
the highly successful football team, and he deserves 
a lot of credit for doing such a fine job. 

"Pete" is also a carnation man of note and we are 
sure Dame Fortune will favor him with her smile. 

William P. Peterson 

1, 2. Boxing, 1, 2. 



Alpha Tau Gamma. Hockey, 
Track 1, 2. Poultry Club. 

If you feel kind of cross or out of sorts, just step 
up and let "Bill" take a round out of you, and he 
is the boy that can do it. You'll either wake up or 
go to sleep for good. 

"Bill" is rather a quiet sort of fellow; always 
studying, and never seen with a girl, while he is at 
Amherst, but the catch is, how much of the time is 
he in Amherst? And we won't tell any tales out of 

Here is a real study of contrast in an individual. 
"Bill" may be quiet at one time, but he is on his 
toes at a minutes' notice to take a string of hurdles 
or to get to first base and he can make a home run 
on a test as well as the diamond. And we hope he 
can make one in life, too. Two out and two away, 
"Bill" ; let's see you hit a home run. 





Bonalb p. proctor 

Spencer Animal Husbandry 

Animal Husbandry Club. Agronomy Club. 

One of the best fellows you ever met, and that's 
not baloney either. Don's a student and yet he likes 
a good time as well as anyone. Mighty popular in 
his class and a good "An Husser." 'We have a feeling 
that he'll land on top even if he did pick Ayrshires. 
Yet in spite of all this it seems to us he uses a lot 
of gas in that roadster of his, going back and forth 
to Spencer each and every week-end. Ever hear the 
story about still waters that run deep? Best of luck, 
"Don." 'We'll come to visit that herd some day. 

Merrimac Horticulture 

Kolony Klub. Mgr. Glee Club, Mgr. Hockey '31. 
Football 1, 2. Mgr. of Orchestra. Honor Student. 

The busy good looking young chap that you see 
scuffling around the campus, is no other than 
"Happy" out to make a name for himself. 

"Happy's" heart and soul were in each of the 
activities he had anything to do with, and he did 
everything possible to make it a success. 

He started in the 4 year course and after the first 
year decided that the Stockbridge School of Agri- 
culture was meant for him. 

If "Happy" continues to show his keen interest 
for Hort. in the future as in the past no one will 
surpass him. 

jfrancis! (S. B.ecti 


Portland, Maine 


Alpha Tau Gamma. 

Let every loyal Maine man sing: Le-o-la-ee; le-o- 
la-lee-ou. Shout 'til the rafters ring. 'Well, I guess 
we come down from Maine. "Here comes Reed." 

I would reasonably recommend "Franie" as a guide 
most anywhere in the Pine Tree State, but I am afraid 
I couldn't do the same for New York City after his 
day's experience apart from the gang following the 
visit through the fish market on our trip. 

If you should forget that his name is Francis 
George Reed, you can reverse the initials and call 
him a Real Good Friend, but don't mistake him for 
a farmer, because he is a Poultry Major, and that 
doesn't mean fruit, either. 


Falmouth Poultry 

Shorthorn Board. 

Did you say you wanted to know something about 
Cape Cod? Just ask "Jack." He can take you around 
in circles with his eyes closed down there. "Jack" 
is not willing to stop with a knowledge of "The 
Cape," though as we can see plainly, he is out 
for a real education, and if it is not here for him 
he'll go further, because he has already tried the 
four-year course and the two-year course. We'll have 
to hand it to him for digging and we all hope that 
he finds his reward, which is not only an educa- 
tion in agriculture. The speedeometer on his little 
red-wheeled roadster will back this up. How about 
it, Jack.-' 

I^arolti Jf. aaice, 3rr. 

Norwood Horticulture 

A. T. G. Historian. Business Manager of the 
Shorthorn. Head Monitor. 

He even tried football until someone mistook him 
for the ball. 'When there is a job to be done, the 
first man to the front is sure to be "Ricey" He may 
be short, but his shoulders never seem to weary 
from carrying more than his share of the load. 

His hobby is worrying about how he treats the 
other fellow and about his women. As far as women 
are concerned, "Ricey" claims that he has met the 
enemy, but so far they are not his. Wheaton College 
is not so far away, though you never can tell. 

He plans now for more school ahead. We all 
know that in whatever he undertakes he'll play the 

Cfjarles 21. Jaofaertson 

Waldoboro, Maine Poultry 

Kolony Klub. 

Wanted — A guaranteed cure for sleeping sickness. 
We haven't a diagnosis of the case, but from all 
symptoms this ought to work. 

"Chick" is better known to his pals as "Dreamy- 
Eyed Robertson," but if the night is not long enough 
to provide for any time to sleep it will just have 
to be done in the day time, so we can't hold him 
down for that. 

It is hard telling whether in years to come we 
will find him on his poultry farm or at the head 
of the U. S. treasury department. He has certainly 
made progress by leaps and bounds by handling the 
Kash for the Kolony Klub this year. 


€U?ahetf) J^obman 

Wickford, R. I. Floriculture 

S. C. S. President, S. C. S., 2. Floriculture Club, 
1, 2. Secretary Floriculture Club, 2. 

"Roddie" believes in keeping things to herself; 
that's why she picks them out of school. She is a 
comedienne. When she is carrying on like an ape, 
she could make the Sphinx laugh. Under her guid- 
ance, S. C. S. has enjoyed several parties. She is 
sure to put Wickford on the map with her land- 
scaping and rock gardening. Just out of curiosity, 
somebody should ask "Roddie" why she wore a veil 
in the first place. She has been thankful many times 
for having been "heavily veiled." 

Cliot Jf. aaoscrs 

West Newton Horticulture 

Kolony Klub. Secretary of K. K. Student Coun- 
cil, 1. 

One drawback of graduation is that we shall prob- 
ably lose such good friends as "Buck." As a steno, 
he is very good, ready to serve his master any- 
where, any place, or any time. 

"Buck" entered the Stockbridge School of Agri- 
culture fresh from his mother's apron strings. He 
was rather shy and modest the first year, but, oh ! 
how he blossomed out his second year. 

"Buck" is bound to succeed with his quiet, 
■straight-thinking ways, and we all wish him the best 
of success at whatever he undertakes. 

iilargarita ^eaber 

Buzzards Bay 

S. C. S. Secretary-Treasurer, S. C. S. Agronomy 
Club, 1, 2. Animal Husbandry Club, 1, 2. Outing 
Club, 1, 2. 

"Maggie" is a living example of "Never trouble 
trouble till trouble troubles you." Quiet? Yes, but 
that is not the whole story. She is another one of 
these deceiving women ; she's so quiet you would 
think her guilty of nothing, but from a clue here 
and there, — well, we wonder if appearances are not 
deceiving after all. Slow and steady wins the race. 
We have reasons to believe that we'll be proud of 
"Maggie," for she is ambitious and earnest. 



Clinton 9. g>f)ibles( 

Rockport, Maine 

A. T. G. 


"Clint" came to us all the way from Maine, and 
immediately proved that he was one of the best of 
fellows, a corporal in the National Guard, and a 
night hawk. The "Maine-iac" certainly knows how 
to attract the opposite sex. Four nights in a week 
is only a start, and three or four in the morning a 
mere incident. Edison was right when he said four 
hours of sleep was enough for any man, wasn't he, 
"Clint" ? 

mtstan ^. ^miti), STr. 

Bronxville, New York 



President of Kolony Klub, '31. Student Coimcil. 

If there is any person who deserves credit for his 
stay here at Stockbridge, it is "Smitty." Thru splen- 
did cooperation between "Smitty" and his father, 
Kolony Klub went over the top, and we owe a lot 
of thanks and appreciation for the things done for us. 

"You can't keep a good man down," and that's 
"Smitty,' no matter what he is doing. When you 
hear what a wonderful time the boys had at any 
dance or banquet, you can make up your mind who 
was in charge of it. It was none other than our well- 
known "Smitty." We will all miss him, for he is 
a natural born leader. 

"Smitty" is the boy with the smooth, easy flow- 
ing line that seems to satisfy the Profs. Keep your 
eye on that line, "Smitty," and it will carry you far, 
but don't become a salesman again for we want the 
buyers to have a chance. 

Mabel W. ^ornborget 

West Springfield 

S. C. S. Sergeant-at-arms, 2. Floriculture Club, 
1, 2. Senior Dance' Committee. 

Here is a girl of laughter and song — 
If you've ever seen her otherwise. 
There must be something wrong. 
"Izzie" is a girl in S. S. A. that we'll bet doesn't 
pack a card of safety pins in her clothing each morn- 
ing. People will always notice her for her neat 
dressing. She is a born planner and arranger; give 
her a chance to be into things and she is happy. 
She has proven herself capable and reliable on flower 
and entertainment committees. 


Parfaara a. ^talfeer 

"Betty" "Barney" 
Framingham Center Animal Husbandry 

S. C S. Vice-President S. C. S., 2. Animal Hus- 
bandry Club, 1. House Chairman, 2. Class Sec- 
retary, 1, 2. Shorthorn Board, 2. Glee Club, 1, 2. 
Women's Student Government Association, 2. 

"Barney" personifies boundless energy, versatility 
and almost perpetual motion. She always has sev- 
eral irons in the fire. Her support of the various 
activities in which she is engaged, is always whole 
hearted. During her two years on campus she has 
done a great deal to enliven our work and play with 
her lively laughter and her "canary bird" whistling. 

Whatever phase of Animal Husbandry "Barney" 
goes into, she will undoubtedly put her spirit and 
enthusiasm into it and make it an unqualified suc- 

ILatDtence (Elrop g)unlJbcrg 

Brockton Fruit Growing 

Shorthorn Board, Pomology Club, 2. A. T. G. 
Big Six, 2. 

"Who's that fellow over there?" This is a com- 
mon question any time, from November to April, in 
Amherst. Everyone becomes excited, thinking that 
Lindbergh is here on a visit, but you can't "fox" the 
old-timers. They know that it's only "Sunny" with 
his aviator's helmet, and his "Robin" is but a 1916 

The only complaint that "Sunny's" employer on 
placement training had was that he had not grown 
up. Maybe it was the report or maybe there was 
another reason, but any way, "Sunny" has been very 
very much "grown up" this year. 

Regardless of what people have to say, anyone 
who has been excused from as many finals as 
"Sunny" must do some serious thinking. Here is 
luck, "Sunny," but don't put "wings' on "Henry." 

A. T. G. 


Football. President Student Council. 

"I am my brother's twin." Two years have passed 
and we still find it hard sometimes to tell which 
is "Jim" and which is "Bill." This is one time 
when twins are not two minds with but a single 
thought, because "Jim" has chosen the honorable 
profession of greenskeeper as his career. He is one 
of these silent men one always looks to in time of 
need. "Why be anything else when you can be con- 
servative." It leads to a happy life, "Jim." 




llilliam ^. QCtnoijig 

Football. Student Council 



A. T. G. 

"Bill" put in his time on placement selling roses 
to exacting people. It is needless to state that he 
made good. His car of ancient vintage often made 
the trip to Springfield over the weekend and there 
is doubt that going home was the only reason. "Bill" 
undertook the task of wearing glasses so that he 
could be told from his brother. He claims that being 
a twin has its advantages, though, because trouble 
can be divided. We wonder. 

f ol)n I^Enrp Vife 

Wakefield Animal Husbandry 

Kolony Klub. Animal Husbandry Club. Agron- 
omy Club. 

Henry's a student if anyone ever was. Also he is 
one of those boys who realizes the opportunities of 
Stockbridge "University" and left the four year 
course to enter. Showing good sense, isn't it.' When 
Mike Tague asked a question (as he often did) that 
you needed a college course in physics to answer, or 
Paul Revere wanted to know the formula of some 
unheard of fertilizer ingredient Henry was right there 
with the goods. Between keeping house and living 
on Lover's Lane, Henry should be a big help to his 
wife. Best of luck, Henry. 

Albert JF. Marren 

Medford Poultry 

Hockey, 1, 2. Track, 1, 2. Baseball, 2. Poultry 

If the road to success was all made of smooth ice, 
"Al" wouldn't have any trouble getting there. But, 
old boy, there are going to be some big cracks across 
the rink which are out to throw you for a loss. 

"Al" is noted for never being absent from classes 
(query) until after the attendance has been taken. 

There's no one who loves his books more than 
"Al," but just watch his dust toward Medford on a 
holiday or vacation. Seeing is believing, "Al," so 
time will tell the rest. 


HctDifi C. aiatt 


Somerville Animal Husbandry 

Kolony Klub. Class Treasurer. Pres. Stockbridge 
"Y." Pres, Agronomy Club. Sec. "An Hus." Club. 
Student Council, 4, 5. Shorthorn Board. 

"Lew" is a Jack-of-AU-Trades. Whenever any- 
thing is to be done we set up a shout for him. 

This good looking young fellow was a treat for 
sore eyes in his hash slinging uniform, and good 
looks isn't his only possession. As a leader in any- 
thing in which he was interested "Lew" was one of 
the fellows who made Stockbridge a better place to 

His greatest weakness is that of talking in his 
sleep. It has caused him no end of worry for if his 
room mates should start broadcasting, "Lew's" exist- 
ence would be rendered miserable. 

We all join in wishing you the very best of luck, 
old man. 

Ililltam H. Mefafa 

"Webbie" ^ "Ken" 

Animal Husbandry 
Animal Husbandry Club. 


Alpha Tau Gamma. 

When you see someone coming down the street 
with an old hat that makes him look like a Jewish 
cattle dealer, a broad grin, a walk no one could 
possibly copy, and three days growth on his face, 
that's "Webbie." Good natured, not to be worried, 
likeable, the pride of Milford himself. Has a 
"Chevie" which runs and we've heard rumors of a 
woman — but that's his business. Wonder if he'll 
talk to her the same as he does to some of the 
"Profs." "Webbie" thinks he wants to farm and 
has been willing to gamble two years at Stockbridge 
"University" on it. Good luck, "Webbie,' we hope 
you always hold that optimistic attitude. 

J^otoatb g). Mebistcr 

Haverhill Dairy Manufactures 

Quiet, earnest and genial, that's "Web." Towards 
the approach of a holiday vacation you may see his 
face beam with joy, as he thinks of going home. But 
when it's ail over, well, we wonder. Who knows? 
"Web" is intimate with but a few, but those who 
know him well, know that he is the best sort of a 
companion that anyone could have. Some day we 
hope to hear of his success, which we know is 

"You have done well and like a gentleman nobly, 
and like a prince; you have our thanks for all." 




Elopb e. IKfjcaton 

North Dartmouth 


A. T. G. Football, '30. Captain, '31. Hockey. 

"Ducky" plans to become a park superintendent, 
and if he goes at it the way he does at football he 
will sure make it. 

Many an A. T. G. man will remember the initia- 
tion night that "Ducky" swung the paddle. 

The club depends on him when there is need of 
a basketball player, sergeant-at-arms, fireman or 

His heart is large and his laugh is merry, and we 
are glad of the day he became our friend. 

His motto: "Why worry?" 

(J^afelep Jf. Mfjttnep 

Orange Fruit Growing 

Pomology Club, 2. Baseball, 2. Big Six, 2. 

Do you want to know what "village" is the best 
in Massachusetts? Ask "Whit," and the answer will 
be Orange (or may be it's Athol). 

If you should like to meet this young man, you 
have only to drive along the road from Amherst to 
Greenfield on a Friday afternoon. "Whit" has gone 
home every week-end since the beginning of his 
freshman year. Although Orange is his home, we 
have rather reliable information that Athol is actu- 
ally his stamping grounds. 

"Whit" was one of the elite who were privileged 
to spend a year at the "liunber camp," truly a Stock- 
bridge institution, and more than one student has 
had his bed "short-sheeted" during his stay. Of 
course, "Whit" knew nothing of these "Doyish 
pranks," being otherwise engaged. (Ask the fciiows 
who found wet towels under their sheets.) 

Cfjarles a&. Wbittington 

New York City, N. Y. Horticulture 

Football, 1, 2. Baseball, 2. Basketball, 1. 
Student Council, 1, 2. 

When you see a tall, fine looking, well-dressed 
chap on the streets in Amherst and Northampton, 
where he spends most of his time, it is no other 
than Charley Whittington, the last member of that 
great organization known as the "three live ghosts." 
"Whit" is a man of the world — maybe. 

"Whit" was very active in athletics while he was 
here and did much to put Stockbridge on the win- 
ning side of every game in which he participated. 

Charley came up here from the big city to learn 
more about Horticulture and we all hope he got 
what he was after, because he is an active worker and 
is already on the road to success. We all wish you 
the best of luck, "Whit." 


mtcfjarlr €. Moobtiurp 

Fitchburg Poultry 

Kolony Klub. Track, 1, 2. 

"Dick" is our jack of all trades. He is taking two 
majors now and would like a couple more. We can 
at least say that he is active at all times, even if it 
is "chopping" up little bits of wood in Engineering 

It is not known where "Dick" spends his evenings, 
but he is never seen on campus after 5 o'clock, and 
it is said that he hibernates somewhere in North 
Amherst and comes out day times only. 

There is no man like a handy man, "Dick," and 
whether you take up Poultry work in Halifax or 
work in a blacksmith shop in North Amherst, it will 
be a humping success, and we wish you the best 
that life has to offer. 

Worcester Floriculture 

Track, 2. Treasurer Floriculture Club, 1, 2. 
Kolony Klub. 

"Tom" is the Worcester boy. We certainly enjoy 
his being with us. He is one of the quietest and 
most bashful boys in the class. 

If you catch an odor of smoldering rubber and rags 
you will know that "Tom" is but a short distance 
away, and with him is his sole comforter in all 
afflictions — his old pipe. 

He swears off smoking at two week intervals but 
to-date has not succeed in holding down that demon, 
nicotine. We wonder why he gets home every week 

"Tom's" aim in life is to have a green-house, he 
specializes in roses and carnations. 

We will certainly miss you "Tom" and we wisli 
you success and happiness. 



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iEx-ii?mb^t0 of tl|p (ElaBH nf 1931 

One of the regretable events of school life is the early withdrawal of classmates. 
Sickness, lack of funds, and many other reasons, have caused our original number of 
students to have become smaller as the two years went by. 

This page is dedicated to those of the Class of '31 who were unable to finish their 
work at Stockbridge. 

Warner C. Andrews 

Harold C. Hueg 

Watertown, Mass. 

Wellesley, Mass. 

William M. Baird 

Royal E. Ives 

Newark, N. J. 

Amherst, Mass. 

Harry J. Bairstow 

Harold G. Kalashian 

Maiden, Mass. 

Worcester, Mass. 

Laurence R. Baker 

Clyde M. Keene 

East Bridgewater, Mass. 

Concord, Mass. 

Margaret J. Bancroft 

Richard A. Kellogg 

Tyngsboro, Mass. 

Feeding Hills, Mass 

Raymond E. Bell 

Ligor p. Kerxhalli 

Reading, Mass. 


John V. Billman 

John F. Lee 

Milton, Mass. 

Norwood, Mass. 

Rutherford Coleman 

Arthur A. Mauro 

Roanoke, Va. 

Marlboro, Mass. 

Christopher J. Dineen 
Roxbury, Mass. 

Thomas F. McCafferey 
Roslindale, Mass. 

Richard M. Elton 

Hampton Falls, N. H. 

Thomas N. Farnham 
Shorehnm, Vt. 

Lewis H. Fifield 

Norwood, Mass. 

Sherman M. Niles 
Powal, Vt. 

Hobart L. Pickard 

Littleton, Mass. 

Clinton A. Shibles 

OzRO M. Fish 

Rockport, Me. 

Concord, Mass. 

Wilbur E. Shumway 

Sheffield Greene. Jr. 

Springfield, Mass. 

Westerly, R. L 

Raymond L. Simonds 

William T. Greene 

Athol, Mass. 

Lowell, Mass. 
Horace S. Haley 

Boston, Mass. 
IvER W. Hammerstrom 

Worcester, Mass. 
J. Wells Hare 

Springfield, Mass. 


Bloomfield, Conn. 

Robert E. Taber 

New Bedford, Mass 

George F. Watts 

Whitman, Mass. 

Ralph Henry 

Maiden, Mass. 

Walter R. Weeman 

Middleboro, Mass. 

Earl J. Hildreth 

Earle C. Wilcox 

Worcester, Mass. 

Farmington, Conn. 































Adrian H. Lindsey 

. Barbara Stalker 

. Thomas Burke 

Charles Whittington 

Edgar Boardman 

. George Foskit 

Charles Whittington 

John Cobb 

. Frank Coolidge 

. Lloyd Wheaton 

John DuffiU 

. Richard Lewis 

Edgar Boardman 

John Little 

Lawrence Blatchford 

Harris Purdy 

A. Weston Smith 

. Frank Coolidge 

. John Brox 

. Stephen Bruscoe 

. Clinton Shibles 

Howard Hulbert 

Edward Jones 

Leonard Mongillo 

. Edward Butler 

Warner Andrews 

. John Brox 

Francis Reed 

Lawrence Blatchford 


Itg B\}iXtB 

Most Popular Prof. 
Class President 
Class Vice-President 
Class Secretary 
Class Treasurer 
President Student Council 
President S. C. S. 
President Kolony Klub 
President Alpha Tau Gamma 
Class Historian 
Editor-in-Chief, Shorthorn 
Associate Editor, Shorthorn 
Business Manager, Shorthorn 

Adrian H. Lindsay 
Thomas F. Burke 
Richard C. Crocker 
Barbara A. Stalker 
Lewis C. Watt 
James Twohig 
Elizabeth Rodman 
A. Weston Smith 
Thomas F. Burke 
Arthur H. Perry 
Edward W. Butler 
John Reynolds, Jr. 
Harold F. Rice, Jr. 


Ollaas Ilistorg 

History is essentially retrospective. To give a survey of our activities while here 
during our brief stay of two years, and to recount the experiences which have marked 
our way. We the Class of '31 have met with college life with all of its problems, and 
desire to become a page in the history of Stockbridge. It is without doubt that one 
and all of us have given our time and efforts to a part in our lives wherein so many 
greatly appreciated efforts, associations, and friendships have been blended with our 
work that will never be forgotten. 

Now that our work here has come to an end a total change of atmosphere is 
brought to our view. A strange indefinite load of responsibility has been brought upon 
us, and our whole outlook upon life appears to shift and center in a field bounded by 
a horizon of more determined zeal and greater efficiency. 

The years which follow will be laden with memories of our social and athletic 
activities as well as those of an academic nature. The Freshmen regulations, cap-rush, 
the numourous class dances and athletic contests all tend to leave us pleasant memories. 

The past is now replaced by a vision of the future. Wherein our hope is now so 
close at hand soon to be a thing of the past, we hope that we may hold true to the 
ideals which have inspired us and that the traditions of Stockbridge may ever remain a 
living part of our lives. 

A. Perry. 





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fD C. Sears, M.S., 

Professor of Pomology, and Head of Department. 

Ialph a. VanMeter, M.S., 

Professor of Pomology. Away on leave of absence. 

Brooks D. Drain, S.M., 

Assistant Professor of Pomology. 

Arthur P. French, M.S., 

Assistant Professor of Pomology. 

Oliver C. Roberts, B.S., 

Instructor in Pomology. 


Lawrence S. Dickenson, B.S., 

Assistant Professor of Horticulture. 

Wayne J. Lowry, B.S., 

Instructor in Horticulture. 

Victor A. Rice, B.S., 

Professor of Animal Husbandry and Head of Department, Head of Division of Agriculture. 

Guy V. Glatfelter, M.S., 

Assistant Professor of Animal Husbandry. 

Richard C. Foley, B.S., 

Instructor in Animal Husbandry. 


Edna L. Skinner, M.A., 

Professor of Home Economics, Head of Department, and Advisor of Women. 

Helen Knowlton, A. M., 

Assistant Professor of Home Economics. 

Marion L. Tucker, M.A., 

Assistant Professor of Home Ecenomics, Leave of absence. 


Merrill J. Mack, M.S., 

Assistant Professor of Dairying. 

Harry G. Lindquist, M.S., 

Instructor in Dairying. 

Robert P. Holdsworth, M.F., 

Professor of Forestry. 








Llewellyn L. Derby, 

Assistant Professor of Physical Education. 

Mrs. Curry S. Hicks, B.A., 

Physical Director for Women. 

LoRiN E. Ball, B.S., 

Instructor in Physical Education. 

Lawrence E. Briggs, B.S., 

Instructor in Physical Education. 

Charles R. McGeoch, B.S., 

Instructor in Physical Education. 


John B. Lentz, A.B., V.M.D., 

Professor of Veterinary Science and Head of Department. 


Adrian H. Lindsey, Ph.D., 

Professor of Agricultural Economics. 

Cecil C. Rice, B.S., 

Instructor in Horticultural Manufactures. 

Miner J. Markuson, B.S., 

Assistant Professor of Agricultural Engineering. 

William H. Tague, B.S., 

Assistant Professor of Agricultural Engineering. 

George F. Pushee, 

Instructor in Agricultural Engineering. 

John B. Newlon. 

Instructor in Agricultural Engineering. 

William C. Sanctuary, B.S., 

Professor of Poultry Husbandry. 

Luther Banta, B.S., 

Assistant Professor of Poultry Husbandry. 

John H. Vondell, 

Instructor in Poultry Husbandry and Foreman of Poultry Plant. 


Charles H. Thayer, 

Instructor in Agronomy. 

Jay L. Haddock, B.S., 

Instructor in Agronomy. 



Grant B. Snyder, B.S.A., 

Assistant Professor of Vegetable Gardening. 

Alden p. Tuttle, M.S., 

Instructor in Vegetable Gardening. 


Harold W. Smart, LL.B., A.B., 

Instructor in Business Law, Business English, and Rural Sociology. 


Clark L. Thayer, B.S., 

Professor of Floriculture and Head of Department. 

Samuel C. Hubbard, 

Assistant Professor of Floriculture. 

Donald E. Ross, B.S., 

Foreman, Department of Floriculture. 


Clayton L. Farrar, B.S., 

Assistant Professor of Entomology and Beekeeping. 


Rollin H. Barrett. M.S., 

Assistant Professor of Farm Management. 


Ransom C. Packard, B.S. A., 
Instructor in Bacteriology. 


William H. Armstrong, M.L.A., 

Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture and Superintendent of Grounds. 


Harold D. Boutelle, B.S., Ch.E., 

Instructor in Mathematics. 

Emory E. Grayson, B.S., 

Supervisor of Placement Training. 


Margaret Hamlin. B.A., 

Agricultural Counsellor for Women. 


J. Paul Williams, M.A., B.D., 

Director of Religious Education. 







Although these two men served the college in entirely 
different capacities they will both be remembered by the 
students of Stockbridge as true friends, and it is with 
the deepest feelings of respect that we, the Class of '31, 
dedicate this page to them. 

(S-ifnvUs IfFttrg aHjampsnn 

iEmil Abramann 





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Charles Dawson 

Treasurer Vice-President 

Robert Beaton F. Arnold Bowen 


Lois Babb 


(EkBa of 1935 

Abbott. Thomas Lewis 

Bellows Falls, Vt. 

Animal Husbandry 
Adams, Myra Louise 

North Brookfield 

BabBj Lois Lumbert 

Mill River 

Baker, Robert Lee 


Batchelor, Douglas Stanley 


Fruit Grouping 
Beaton, Gilbert Thomas 

West Wareham 

Bernier, Laurent Victor 


Bishop, Harold Whitney 

Springfield, Vt. 

Animal Husbandry 
Booker, George Ival 

Corinna, Maine 

Poultry Husbandry 
Bowen, Frank Arnold 

Cherry Valley 

Bowen, James Myron 


Dairy Manufactures 
Brown, Walter Lawrence 


Bruce, Ivan Leo 


Burnham, Leonard Augustus 


Carpenter, Duane Frederick 


Aniinal Husbandry 
Charles, Urban Jay 


Animal Husbandry 
Childs, John Harris 


Animal Husbandry 

Clark, Horace Herbert 
West Springfield 
Poultry Husbandry 
Clogston, Richard Mark 

Hyde Park 

Animal Husbandry 
CoNNELL, Frank Joseph 


Cromie, Gilbert James 


Fruit Growing 
Cummings, Howard Adna 

Canton, Maine 

Animal Husbandry 
Davis, Katherine Orne 


Davis, Norman Phillip 


Dawson. Charles William 


Animal Husbandry 
dePrado, Theodore Harding 

Crestwood, N. Y. 

Fruit Growing 
Descheneaux, Omer Roy 


Dairy Manufactures 
Dick, Ralph 


DiGGiN, John Leo 


Dairy Manufactures 
DoLAN, Francis Albert 


Dunivan, Levi Alan 

South Acton 

Animal Husbandry 
Edman. Martin Emmanuel 


Ek, John Harold 


Poultry Husbandry 
Faszczewski, Joseph Julius 


Poultry Husbandry 


Galbraith, Floyd Malcolm 

Fruit Groiving 
Gamester, Fredric 


Garland, Arthur Lindsay 


■ Vegetable Gardening 
Grant, William H., 2nd 


Poultry Husbandry 
Grody, Saul Harold 


Dairy Manufactures 
Guidoboni, Horace Didimo 


Poultry Husbandry 
Hanhy, Walter Edward 


Henry, David Stephens 

Wallingford, Conn. 

Fruit Groiving 
Hill, Norman Morse 


Fruit Groiving 
Howes, Miner Stebbins 


Animal Husbandry 
Jaeschke, Emil 


Dairy Manufactures 
Jewett, Lawrence Lee 


Animal Husbandry 
Keith, Kenneth Edwin 


Kendall, Harold Archer 


Dairy Manufactures 
Kbohan, Francis Lawrence 


Poultry Husbandry 
KiBBY, William Vernon 



KJNNEAR, Kenneth Alden 


Animal Husbandry 
Kneeland, Paul Grosvenor 


Poultry Husbandry 
Kovar, Stephen David 


Lafrance, Melvin James 


Leland, Charles Lyman 

East Bridgewater 

Dairy Manufactures 
Liljegren, Solveig Ubne 


Poultry Husbandry 

Liu, Sara 

Foochow, China 

Low, Curtis Maynard 


MacAdams, Leslie Mears 


Dairy Manufactures 
MacLeod, Kenneth Angus 


Fruit Groiving 
Macquinn, William Edward 

South Weymouth 

Marsh, Arthur Edward 


Mason, Robert Burnham 



Matthew, James Royal 


Poultry Husbandry 
Mayhew, Charles Henry 


Vegetable Gardening 
Metzler, Robert Maxwell 


Animal Husbandry 


Mills, Robert Johnson 


Vegetable Gardening 
MisTARKA, Stanley James 


Fruit Grou'ing 
Mitchell, Lewis Jesse 


Dairy Manufactures 
Moos, George Edward 

South Hadley 

McAvoY, Walter Edward 


McNuLTY, Maurice Francis 


Neely, Henry Herbert 

Madison, Conn. 

Dairy Manufactures 
Nelson, Arthur Yngue 


Noren, Nelson Fred 

Bridgeport, Conn. 

Nye. William Frank 


O'Connor, Thomas P. 


O'Gara, John Patrick 

South Hadley Falls 

O'Leary, Francis William 


Pearson, Leon Everett 

Lynnfield Centre 

Pearson, Stanley Duff 

Briarcliff Manor, N. Y. 

Pedigo, Elizabeth Jackson 

Ronceverts, W. Va. 
Vegetable Gardening 
Perkins, William Nelson 

East Bridgewater 

Planitzer, Walter Willl\m 
Pond, Eldon Dexter 
Queen, John Waters 

Poultry Husbandry 
Rabbitt, Timothy Paul 
Reynolds, Henry Brewster 
Richards, Clinton Howard 
Fruit Growing 
RiCKER, Earle Alnerdo 
Fruit Growing 
Robinson, Floyd Greenwood 
Dairy Manufactures 
Robinson, Frank Tufts 
Poultry Husbandry 
Rogers, Milton Josselyn 
South Hanover 
Fruit Grou'ing 
Rollins, Virginia 
Jamaica Plain 
Rood, Chester McCord 
New Haven, Conn. 
Animal Husbandry 
Roper, Clarence Grant 
Poultry Husbandry 
Ross, Elton James 
Ryan, Maurice Stephen 
Saalfrank, Joseph Carl, Jr. 
Sarris, Andrew 
Poultry Husbandry 


Schwartz, Maurice 


Ponltry Husbandry 
Sheridan, John Franos 


Fruit Gron'ing 
Short, Philip Cutler 


Animal Husbandry 
Skelton, Edgar Warren 

Newton Highlands 

Animal Husbandry 
Slater, Gordon Elliot 


Smith, Hugh Chaplin 


Animal Husbandry 
Scares, Manuel Paul 


Animal Husbandry 
Stedman, Sherwood Carlton 


Stratton. Ralph Edward 


Sullivan. James Anthony 


Poultry Husbandry 
Tarlow, Nat 


Vegetable Gardening 
Thomson, Chester Willard 

West Rutland, Vt. 

Thatcher, Eleanor Charlotte 


Thurber. Stuart Johnson 

Brattleboro, Vt. 

Animal Husbandry 
Toko, Leo Verner 


Dairy Manufactures 
Trott, Robert Langdon 


Fruit Growing 
Turner. Marjorie Hazel 



Vuornos, Bruno Kaluvo 


Dairy Manufactures 
Walsh, Stanley Matthew 


Warren, Daniel William, Jr. 


Washburn. Reginald Sherman 


Poultry Husbandry 

Watts, Gilbert Curliss 


Dairy Manufactures 
Weidlich, Henry Kurt 


Wheeler, Chester Clinton 


Poultry Husbandry 
Whitcomb, Donald Albert 


Vegetable Gardening 
White, Howard Bertram 


Fruit Growing 
Whitmore. Charles Gilbert 


Dairy Manufactures 

Whitney, Leonard Rogers 
Animal Husbandry 

'iLDER, Eleanor Mary 


Animal Husbandry 
iLEY, Arthur Lyman 


Williams, Dwight Keble 

West Haven, Conn. 

Williams. Ormond Kameron 


Wyatt, Ralph 

Fairview, Penn. 
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Down the shaded walks of the campus, groups of fellows, occasionally interspersed 
by a girl or two, strolled, gazing with keen delight at the beauty spots and points of 
interest. Gradually they drifted into the Memorial Building and registered as members 
of the class of 1932. And so passed the first day for many. 

Two introductory banquets gave the newly qualified freshmen their first glimpses 
of the "profs" with whom much of the forthcoming year would be spent. 

Again the walks of the campus were dotted with strolling figures moving in the 
same direction as before, but this time the shadows were lengthened and it was past 
sunset. At the reception, which proved to be the magnet drawing them, campus social 
life started and many a happy, priceless friendship sprang up that night. 

Throughout the busy fleeting days that followed, the call for athletes vied with 
"fraternity rushing" for the central place of interest. The class certainly did respond 
wholeheartedly. It's members outnumbered the upperclassmen in many of the sports. 
In the "frats" spontaneous good fellowship and comradeship formed the keynote. Many 
took advantage of the opportunities offered and joined one of the three fraternal 

By the time that memories of the black and orange ties, of walking sticks 37 inches 
long and of the other countless initiation fetes had dimmed, the Christmas Holidays 
were at hand. 

To start the winter term the class ignored precedent and with a desire to further 
social activity, gave an informal dance for the senior class. 

A "get-to-gether" called a large majority of the class together as well as many 
Seniors and Winter School men. 

An informal dance given by the Seniors for the Lower Class terminated the social 
activity of the undergraduate body. 

Placement training is at hand and practical experience takes the place of books 
and "profs." Spread far and wide over the New England States, members of our class 
will occasionally lean upon the hoe or the tractor and dream. Of what? Perhaps it is 
the frat or a social, a girl or a dance, a prof or a chum. Dreams — memories that cannot 
be erased — of a year fraught with learning, entertainment and friendship. 

Arthur L. Garland. 






01. &. 

Firsi Row, Left to Right — Eleanor Wilder, Barbara Stalker, Margarita Seaver, Elizabeth Rodman, 
Isabel Sornborger. 

Second Row. Left to Right — Katherine Davis, Virginia Rollins, Myra Adams, Eleanor Thatcher, 
Sara Liu, Lois Babb, Marjorie Turner, Elizabeth Pedigo. 


Secretary-Treasurer, MARGARITA SEAVER Sergeant-at-Arms. ISABEL SORNBORGER 


Alpha Tau 


Thomas Burke President 

Richard Lewis Vice-President 

Howard M. Hulbert Secretary 

Ernest Petersen Treasurer 

Harold F. Rice Historian 

Lloyd E. Wheaton Sergeant-at-Arms 

RoLLiN H. Barrett Faculty Advisor 

Harold Smart Financial Advisor 


Alpl|a ©au O^amma 


Bancroft, F. 
Blatchford, L. 
Barber, G. 
Brox, J. 
Bruscoe, S. 
Brown, S. 
Burke, T. 
Cobb, J. 
Coville, R. 
Crocker, R. C. 
Crocker, R. S. 
Duffill, J. 
Dykman, R. 
Faulk, W. S. 
Glidden, R. 
Hare, J. W. 
Hoyt, G. 
Hulbert, H. 

Jones, E. 
Kellogg, R. 
Lewis, R. 
Little, J. 
Mongillo, L. 
Moulton, P. 
Niles, S. 
Petersen, E. 
Peterson, W. 
Reed, F. 
Rice, H. F. 
Shibles, C. 
Sundberg, L. E. 
Twohig, J. 
Twohig, W. 
Webb, K. 
Weeman, R. W. 
Wheaton, L. E. 


Abbott, T. L. 
Beaton, G. 
Bowen, F. A. 
Bruce, L L. 
Burnham, L. A. 
Carpenter, L. F. 
Clark, H. 
Clogston, R. M. 
Davis, N. P. 
Descheneaux, O. 
Hanhy, W. E. 
Keith, K. E. 
Kibby, W. 
Kovar, S. 
McAvoy, W. 
McNulty, M. 

Mitchell, L. 
O'Connor, T. P. 
Pond, E. 
Rabbitt, T. R. 
Ricker, E. A. 
Robinson, F. 
Ryan, M. 
Saalfrank, J. 
Sheridan, J. T. 
Sime, L. H. 
Skelton, W. E. 
Smith, H. S. 
Toko, L. 
Warren, D. W. 
Weidlick, H. K. 


With the opening of the Fall term, Alpha Tau Gamma started its club life in their 
new house. Thirty-eight members returned from placement at this time. 

Rushing season began with a boom, and thirty men were initiated into the club the 
first term. 

During the fall term the club held a Prof's Night, Smokers and Bridge parties. 
The annual initiation banquet was held at this time also in the Davenport Inn. Also, 
on November 11th, the house warming was held, with many of the alumni present. The 
annual Fall term house dance was held at the Woman's Club, and proved to be a very 
enjoyable occasion. 

The Winter term marked a term of competition, social affairs and jollity. During 
the beginning of the year Professor R. H. Barrett was elected Faculty Advisor for the 
club and great praise is to be given him for his fine work in building up Club Spirit 
and Social Life in our new home. Sunday evening programs were arranged through-out 
the term. The annual Winter term Farewell Banquet at Draper Hall and the Winter 
House Dance were successful events. Election of officers for the following year was held 
and the following officers were elected: President, F. A. Bowen; vice-president, S. 
Kovar ; secretary, O. Descheneaux ; treasurer, G. Beaton ; historian, T. Abbott. 

We also succeeded in winning the Interfraternity Plaque for the third consecutive 
year thus keeping it permanently. 


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A. Weston Smith, Jr President 

Arthur H. Perry Vice-President 

Eliot F. Rogers Secretary 

Charles A. Robertson Treasurer 

Norman B. Burbank Historian 

Henry S. Murray Marshal 


2C0lnng 2CIub 



Warner C. Andrews 

Harold C Hueg 

Harry J. Bairstow 

Thomas F. McCaffrey 

Harry C. Buell 

Robert M. McKechnie 

John P. Carroll 

Arthur G. McWilliams 

George H. Doane 

Arthur P. Moore 

John Field 

Lawrence L Nelson 

George L. Foskit 

Thomas L. Pilling 

William T. Green 

Harris H. Purdy 

M. Joseph Griffin 

Lewis C Watt 

Myron C. Hartford 

Richard Woodbury 

Frederick L. Higgins 

Henry Vik 


Robert L. Baker 

Arthur Y. Nelson 

Levi A. Dunivan 

Nelson F. Noren 

J. Harold Ek 

Francis W. O'Leary 

Joseph Faszczewski 

Philip C. Short 

Frederick Gamester 

Gordon E. Slater 

Arthur L. Garland 

Sherwood C Stedman 

Francis L. Keohan 

Ralph E. Stratton 

Paul G. Kneeland 

Stanley M. Walsh 

Melvin J. LaFrance 

Charles G. Whitmore 

Robert B. Mason 

Leonard R. Whitney 

Robert J. Mills 

Arthur L. Wiley, Jr. 

Ralph Wyatt 


Johnny — "Looks like a big year!" 
Andy — "Righ-ht!" 

How true were those words of Johnny's for it has certainly been a wonderful year 
for Koiony Klub. 

On October 5th sixteen of us opened the house in which we were to spend a 
year of our lives — in work and play, which we will never forget — the experience, 
knowledge and pleasure it gave us as fraternity brothers. 

The rushing season started with a smoker for the freshmen, bids were sent out 
and twenty-four accepted and were initiated. 

The largest affair ever attempted by Koiony Klub took place October 31st through 
November 2nd. There was the big Alumni Dance, Aggie-Amherst game, Tenth 
Anniversary Initiation Banquet, and Vaudeville Entertainment. 

A few weeks later a publication of the Collegian told the story of what we had 
been doing in our spare time. "Through the hard work and earnest co-operation of 
the fellows a larger and more attractive living room has been made out of two lower 
rooms." During the Thanksgiving Recess we had removed several partitions which 
made our living room much larger. Also a massive brick fireplace was built by the 
boys and friends of the Klub which was dedicated by Daddy Thompson. 

Again over the Christmas holidays the fellows put in many hours of labor resulting 
in a new pool room and a new study room. 

The beginning of the winter term found us in the midst of the second rushing 
season. Fourteen more fellows were added to our ranks making a total of fifty-four 
active members with thirty living in the house. 

January 12th the Winter House Dance was held. Forty-five couples attended and 
made the first dance in the newly decorated home a complete success. The inter- 
fraternity tournament this year afforded keen competition and Alpha Tau Gamma was 
again victor. 

It was time for the freshmen to leave us and we held the Farewell Banquet for 
the first time in our home. We had as our guests and speakers, nineteen of our 
college professors. 

With the coming of Spring we completed the last item of work on the program 
we had set before us. Many hours were spent in remaking the driveway, building of a 
parking space in the rear of the house and the complete replanting of the grounds with 
shrubs and evergreens. 

Our last social events of the year were a lawn party and Fraternity Prom which 
everybody enjoyed. 




The first "call to arms" brought out the largest standing army that Coach Ball has 
ever had. By the first week of school, fifty-two men had reported. The striking point 
is that when the season finished there were still fifty-two men in uniform, thus leaving 
Coach Ball with a pleasing problem to solve, for of course no single man could coach 
fifty-two men in the art of bodily combat and fair play and still do justice in forming 
a first string team. This problem was very easily and capably solved, for Mr. Turtle, 
the Vegetable Gardening Instructor, a former M.S.C. grid star, was secured to take over 
the third team. Beth the second and the third teams had schedules of two games each, 
which kept the boys in high spirits and encouraged keen competition. The schedule 
was as follows: 

Second Team Scores 

Wilbraham at Wilbraham 25-0 

Deerfield 2nd at home ........... 6-7 

Third Team 

Williston at Williston 63-0 

Adams Academy . . . . . . . . . . . .21-13 



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Conn. Aggie Frosh 





Keene Normal 








Our first game of the season on October 11, started with a bang. Only six days 
from the date of school opening on October 6. The game was with a scrappy bunch 
from Hartford High of Connecticut, but proved to be a very pleasing afternoon for the 
boys in blue, as the score indicates. For a few of the boys it was their first game but 
because of the availability of the second team for scrimmages and also semi-dummy prac- 
tice with the MSC varsity, a very creditable showing was made. This game showed the 
power of our line and it was with this power that Coach Ball weaved his plays. 
Weeman's 25 yard dash through the Hartford line was the longest run of the day but 
by short consistent gains it was possible for Wheaton, Weeman and Skelton, a big 
freshman quarter-back, to score a touchdown apiece. Hartford's score came in the third 
period following a successful forward pass. Weeman scored the point after touchdown 
for us, using the old dependable wedge, while Cohen rushed his point for Hartford. 


On October 18, Stockbridge journeyed to Springfield to play a fast, scrappy club 
turned out by Coach Wise. It was a club that had traditions to uphold, being the City 
champions for three years and also having won 13 consecutive games since 1928. 

Cathedral had a very scrappy club, but due to our superior weight we were able 
to tire our opponents so that in the last half we were outstandingly the aggressor. 
Although we threatened many times, it was not until late in the third quarter that we 
were able to score. Hueg paved the way for that touchdown by a dash of 46 yards, 
carrying the ball from our 39-yard stripe to Cathedral's 23, where, after a return of punts 
and a few line drives, Skelton was able to go over for the score, with Hueg rushing the 
point, as he did in the previous game. 


On October 31, we had a fine trip to Storrs, Conn., where we played our old 
rivals. Conn. Aggie Freshmen, who had since 1919 beaten us on every encounter; but 
we turned the tide this year, beating them by a very satisfactory score. It was our game 
from the start, although they were a cagey lot and we were forced to fight determinedly 
on several thrusts to hold them from scoring, but our offensive was clicking perfectly, as 
the score indicates. Skelton, the quarter, was taken out near the close of the game with 
a slight injury, being replaced by Moulton, who did his job very effectively, so effectively, 
in fact, that we were on the verge of another touchdown when the final whistle blew. 



Our next game was with Pittsfield High, at Pittsfield, on November 11. Pittsfield 
suffered their first defeat of the season. They got the jump on us the first half, being 
in the lead at the close of the first half, 7-6. At the start of the third quarter, "Bill" 
Twohig blocked a punt on Pittsfield's 2-yard line and Skelton on the next play went 
over for a touchdown. We scored the point after touchdown by a flat pass, Skelton to 
Capt. Wheaton. In the start of the last quarter, Pittsfield made a noble stand, holding 
us one foot from a touchdown, but on the next play the Pittsfield punt was hurried, and 
it only carried to their 19-yard line. By line plays we were able to push the ball up to 
the 11 -yard line, then a quick, short forward and Jim Twohig went for our third touch- 
down. The try for point failed. 


A long-looked-for tussle with Keene Normal School of New Hampshire was 
brought to a close on November 8, at Keene. They met our expectations, for they had 
a powerful team and succeeded in getting the first touchdown and also the point after, 
which put them in the lead, 7-0. We came back in the second quarter with our teeth 
showing and were soon forging our way down the field. Skelton called the 75 play, 
the first time it had been called in a game. It netted us about 20 yards and paved the 
way for our touchdown. The pass, Skelton to Dick Crocker. On the next play Skelton 
slid off tackle for the touchdown, and Hueg, using the wedge, rushed the point, thus 
tieing the game, 7-7. This was the nearest thing to defeat that our team had received. 
Although we did not win, we still have not been beaten by Keene Normal in the three 
encounters that Stockbridge teams have had with them. 


Our annual tussle with Deerfield was looked forward to with a little more assur- 
ance than in former years. On the first plunge we forced the ball down the field to 
their 10-yard marker before being stopped. From that time on we were forced to play 
a defensive game, and when we did get the ball, could not get our offensive to function. 
Deerfield had piled up 13 points before our score came. By getting the advantage on 
an exchange of punts we forced Deerfield to run the ball from behind their own goal 
line, thus so doing Boardman was able to tackle Dunn behind his own goal for a safety 
of 2 points. At the start of the final quarter, Dunn made Deerfield's final score, giving 
them the game, 27-2. 

The student body was treated very cordially, refreshments being served after the 
game by the Deerfield students. 

Although we were not permitted to win our objective game with Deerfield, we 
did have the best Stockbridge team Coach Ball has turned out, winning 4 games, tieing 
1 and losing 1. Stockbridge finished its season with 74 points to the opponents' 48 to 
its credit. 

Letters were awarded to sixteen men: Captain Lloyd Wheaton, North Dartmouth; 
Manager Earnest E. Peterson, Framingham ; Stuart G. Brown, North Attleboro ; John 
Brox, Dracut; Edgar S. Boardman, Sheffield; Richard Crocker, South Duxbury; Ozro 
M. Fish, Concord; Harold C. Hueg, Wellesley; James F. Twohig, Springfield; William 
P. Twohig, Springfield; Parker E. Moulton, Peabody; Alfred Nelson, Brockton; Urban 
Charles, Framingham; E. Warren Skelton, Newton Highlands; Dwight Williams, West 
Haven, Conn., and Floyd Robinson of Winchester. 

Floyd Robinson was elected captain for next season and Joseph C. Saalfrank, Jr., 



First Rotf, Left to Right — Williams, Griffin, Capt. Boardman, Moulton, Mongillo. 
Second Row. Left to Right — Coach Ball, Ahrens, Toko, Manager Keady. 


The Stockbridge hoopsters opened their schedule en January 20 by defeating 
Amherst High, 18 to 11, at the Drill Hall. Led by Boardman and Williams, the Stock- 
bridge quintet ran up a 13 to 5 advantage at half time, and thereafter was not threatened. 
The game was fast and well played, and showed promise for a good team. 

On January 22, Stockbridge fell at the hands of a strong Deerfield five, 42 to 18, 
in the Drill Hall. The Stockbridge team was hardly a match for rhe Academy boys. 
Deerfield led at half time, 22 to 8. The second half started off with Mongillo sinking 
a beautiful two-pointer from the left side of the court. Things tightened up a bit in this 
half, but Stockbridge could not seem to get started. 

Stockbridge defeated Deerfield High, 21 to 12, in a very interesting game on Janu- 
ary 27, in the Drill Hall. Deerfield was backed by a record of winning six straight 
games and was a mark for the Stockbridge five to shoot at. The score was 8 to 2 at 
half time. In the second half the Deerfield team came back strong, but the floor work 
of Bud Moulton and the defense work of Mongillo and Griffin was too much for rhe 
Deerfield boys. Boardman and Williams constantly tossed the ball through the basket, 
and with but a few seconds to go. Captain Boardman made a phenomenal basket from 
the center of the floor, which was just going through the hoop when the game ended. 





On January 30, Stockbridge emerged victor in a close but rather loosely played 
game with Palmer High, 12 to 9, in the Drill Hail. All during the first half the ball 
was kept moving, first in one's possession, then the other's. With the ending of the 
half, Stockbridge was on the upper end of a 6 to 5 score. Palmer came back strong in 
the second half, but could not penetrate the Stockbridge defense to tally. 

On February 3, the Stockbridge quintet journeyed to Hatfield and took Smith 
Academy into camp, 27 to 24, before an exceedingly large crowd in the Town Hall 
gymnasium. Both teams displayed excellent basketball, and at half time Stockbridge 
led by the close margin of 17 to 16. During the second half, the Stockbridge defense 
tightened up, and it looked like certain victory for the quintet until a few long baskets 
from the center of the court put the Academy boys on almost even terms with the Stock- 
bridge five. Another basket by Grifiin soon sewed up the game for the Stockbridge 


Stockbridge dropped their second game of the season to the highly rated North- 
ampton Commercial College five, 27 to 16, at the Drill Hall, on February 11. The game 
was quite rough, with most of the fouls being called on the Stockbridge boys. The 
visitors took the lead in the second quarter, and were ahead, 20 to 8, at half time. 
Although Stockbridge outscored them the second half, they were unable to overcome 
the advantage held by the Northampton boys. 

Turners Falls High nosed out Stockbridge, 24 to 22, on February 16, in the Drill 
Hall. During the first half, both sides played a strong defensive game and neither team 
was able to do much scoring. Stockbridge led, 6 to 5, at the halfway mark. The lead 
see-sawed back and forth in the second stanza, until Turners Falls finally led by quite 
a margin in the final period. Captain Boardman, realizing the situation, called time out 
to get the team back to its stride again, but despite a desperate rally in the last few 
minutes. Turners emerged victor by 2 points. 


On February 19, the Stockbridge basketeers defeated Cathedral High of Springfield 
in a fast, close tilt in the Drill Hall, 18 to 14. At half time, Stockbridge was leading, 
12 to 9- During the second half, Stockbridge showed its same talented defense that has 
characterized its play in past games, while Stockbridge's offense was able to score 6 
points to Cathedral's 5. 

The team was as follows: 

Capt. Boardman, c. ; Moulton, r. f. ; Griffin, r. g. ; Mongillo, 1. g. ; 'Williams, 1. f. 

Subs: Ahrens and Toko. 

Toko was elected captain and Walter McAvoy manager for next year. 

Insignia were awarded to the following men, who have already received sweaters: 
Capt. Ed. Boardman, '31, of Sheffield; Bud Moulton, '31, of Peabody, and Dwight 
Williams, '32, of West Haven, Conn. 

The following men were awarded sweaters as well as insignia: Manager Joseph 
Keady, '31, of Rockland; Joseph Griffin, '31, of Amherst; Leo Mongillo, '31, of South- 
ington. Conn., and Leo Toko, '32, of Fitchburg. 



Fifteen men reported to Coach McGeoch soon after the return from Christmas 
vacation, five of these being veterans. 


The season opened January 9, with Holyoke High. The game proved to be very 
satisfactory despite the short period of practice, with a number of freshman material 
showing up well. 


The game was played on January 14. Deerfield brought down a very classy outfit 
and showed it by defeating us on the home rink by a score of 5 to 1. 


Our first trip was to Wilbraham, on January 17, where we met a very fast and 
clever team. Due to the large rink and superior team work of the other club, we were 
easy victims, 7 to 2. 



On January 19, we journeyed to Suffield, Conn., where we played in a snow storm 
and on a very small rink, thus making a very rough game with many penalties, but this 
time we were able to bring home the bacon by a score of 3 to 2. 


On January 22, the Amherst Frosh were taken into camp in one of the most inter- 
esting games of the season. Both teams played a very good brand of hockey, the score 
being tied up to the last few minutes. Duffill, '31, caged the winning tally on an assist 
from Peterson. 


The first game with West Springfield High was played on the home rink, on Janu- 
ary 24. This also proved to be a very good game to watch, as the score indicates. The 
boys were in a winning streak, having taken their past two games, and so could not be 
denied. Their hard fighting and aggressiveness pulled them through in the final period, 
taking the game by a score of 2 to 1. 


Our rivals in three sports proved to be our Waterloo again, giving us another 
trouncing on January 28, to the tune of 7 to 2. 


Nineteen days from our previous game, the date being February 19, we met West 
Springfield High at the Springfield Arena for our return game. Due to the long period 
of time between games and lack of practice because of poor ice, our boys proved to be 
no match for them, as we were easily taken, 5 to 2. 

Sweaters were awarded to the following men: 

Duffill, "31; Manager Purdy, '31; Dan Warren, '32; Pierson, '32, and Dolan, '32. 

A letter was awarded to Captain Al Warren, he having received his sweater last 

Sherwood Stedman was elected manager for the year 1932. 







The interest which has been shewn in track during past years was again manifest. 
We had one outside meet in addition to the interclass meet. 

The results of the Easthampton High-Stockbridge School dual meet at M. A. C, 
Nov. 12, were as follows: 

100-Yard Dash — Won by Coville, Stockbridge; Peterson, Stockbridge, 2nd; Czelus- 
niak, Easthampton, 3rd. Time, 10 4-5s. 

880-Yard Run — Won by Bowen, Stockbridge; Butler, Stockbridge, 2nd; Balcuinas, 
Easthampton, 3rd. Time, 2m 14. 5s. 

120 Low Hurdles — Won by O'Leary, Stockbridge; Jamrog, Easthampton, 2nd; 
Royal, Easthampton, 3rd. Time, 16. 4s. 

220-Yard Dash — Won by Butler, Stockbridge; Baronowski, Easthampton, 2nd; 
Jones, Stockbridge, 3rd. Time, 26.4s. 

440- Yard Run — Won by Stedman, Stockbridge; Craig, Easthampton, 2nd; Jamrog, 
Easthampton, 3rd. Time, 58.5s. 

12-Lb. Shotput — Won by Czelusniak, Easthampton; Segal, Easthampton, 2nd; 
Woodbury, Stockbridge, 3rd. Distance, 34 ft. 7 in. 

Discus Throw — Won by Chase, Stockbridge; Balcuinas, Easthampton, 2nd; Regish, 
Easthampton, 3rd. Distance, 86 ft. 2 in. 

Broad Jump — Won by Duffill, Stockbridge; Peterson, Stockbridge, 2nd; Coville, 
Stockbridge, 3rd. Distance, 17 ft. 10 in. 

High Jump — Won by Woodbury, Stockbridge ; Low, Stockbridge, 2nd ; tie for 3rd, 
Coville and Stedman, Stockbridge. Height, 5 ft. 3 in. 

By vote of the Athletic Board, all men winning five points or more in competitive 
meets were awarded numerals. Awards were made to the following: 

Class of 1931 — Richard Coville, Cummaquid; Lyman M. Chase, Littleton; Williami 
B. Peterson, Lexington; Edward W. Butler, Holyoke; Richard Woodbury, Fitchburg; 
John W. Duffill, Melrose. 

Class of 1932 — F. Arnold Bowen, Cherry Valley; Francis O'Leary, Arlington; 
Sherwood Stedman, Brockton. 

Numerals were also given to members of the cross-country squad: Leonard N. Pear- 
son, Lynnfield Centre; Harold W. Bishop, Springfield, Vt. ; Emil Jaeschke, Adams; 
Howard A. Cummings, Canton, Me. ; Ralph Dick, Springfield ; Stanley Mistarka, North- 


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The team this year is composed entirely of experienced players and they have shown 
a very snappy brand of ball. It has been a most successful season. 

At the Deerfield game the team elected Dick Crocker as captain. He has proven 
a very capable leader and much of the team's success is due to him. Practice has been 
rather limited due to most of the men having late classes ; but it was well worth the 
time spent. 

Thomas Burke. Manager 
Wesley Faulk, Assistant Manager 
The squad: 

Foskit — Catcher Mongillo — Short Stop 

Wheaton — Pitcher Crocker, R. — Captain, Third Base 

Aherns — Pitcher Bruscoe — Left Field 

Crocker, R. — First Base Webb — Center Field 

Moulton — Second Base Coville — Right Field 

Substitutes — Dykman, Brox, Hartford, Bancroft 








29— Cathedral High at M. S. C. 

7 — Deerfield High at South Deerfield. 
11 — Sanderson Academy at M. S. C. 
14 — Hopkins Academy at Hadley. 
20 — Open. 
2 5 — Amherst High at M. S. C. 

6 — Alumni at M. S. C. 



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First Row, Lejt to Right — Director Tarlow, Smith, Lois Babb, Manager Purdy, Barbara Stalker, 

Beaton, Eleanor Wilder, Rood. 
Second Row. Lejt to Right — Barber, Cobb, Low, Garland, Jaschke, A. Nelson. 

The Stockbridge Glee Club has now become quite an active young organization. 
The past season has shown a marked increase in enrollment, from the class of 1932, 
which not only speaks well for the Club, but assures an enthusiastic group to carry on 
the work during the year '32 -'3 3. 

Those students who have been interested in the Glee Club have found it to be 
highly instructive and have shown by their regular attendance that they have derived 
considerable satisfaction and enjoyment from its membership. 

The Glee Club wishes to give its thanks and appreciation to Director Verbeck for 
his interest in the Stockbridge musical activities and also to Mr. Marc Tarlow for his 
talented supervision. 

Babb, Lois 

Liljegren, Solveig 
Turner, Marjorie 
Stalker, Barbara 
Wilder, Eleanor 
Purdy, Harris 

Cobb, John 
Jaeschke, E. 
Barber, George 
Smith, H. 
Nelson, L. 
Rood, C. 

Harris H. Purdy, Manager. 

McCaffrey, T. 
Thurber, S. 
Burnham, L. 
Garland, A. 
Kerxhalli, L. 






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First Row, Left to Right — Lewis, Burke, President J. Twohig, Smith, Wm. Twohig. 
Second Row, Left to Right — Pearson, Sullivan, Whittington, Dawson, Perkins. 

The Council is the student governing body of Stockbridge. Matters of student 
conduct, supervision of the early Freshman Class meetings and other events of a similar 
nature are settled by this group. 

Members are elected from both classes so that all sides to any questions may 
be given. 





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Thomas Buqke 
'Btll Hcirrinqton" 

Elizabeth (Sooman 

'Grace l-JarrLnc|ton" 

'MrsWm Marrinqton'' 

Wesley Fauli<l 
Francis Patrick. O'Flahcrty" 

Harold W.Smaot 


Stamattr O^roup 

Act I 
Act II 
Act III 

A Comedy in Three Acts 

Synopsis of Scenes 
Living-room of the Harrington home. Evening. 

Same — next Monday evening. 
Same — the Friday night following. 
Understudies — Miss Seaver and Mr. Blatchford 
Prompter — Mr. Faulk 
Given at Bowker Auditorium Saturday, June 6, 1931, at 8 P. M. 


piarptttpnt (Uraintng 

For those who may be unfamiliar with the Stockbridge School and its courses the 
term Placement Training may require a little defining. The above term is used to desig- 
nate a period of time extending from April first, or slightly before in some cases, to 
about the first of October of the freshman year. It might perhaps better be called a work 
period, a practical experience period, or a trial period. During these six months the 
students are scattered throughout the state, and a few in bordering states, working at 
various occupations to gain practical experience and earn a little money towards defray- 
ing the expenses of the senior year. 

The work of placing students for training is in charge of the Supervisor of Place- 
ment Training and it is his duty to secure positions that will enable the student to gain 
practical experience in his particular vocation. The supervisor realizes that not all the 
training jobs he secures are ideal, that is not possible, but all of the jobs 
have some training possibilities and most of them offer very good training. 
The same thing holds true as regards the students ; some deserve better jobs than others 
for various reasons. Also, it is entirely up to the student how much he gets out of the 
training job outside of his pay. Put two men on the same job on successive years and 
one will like it very much and gain valuable training, whereas the other man will not 
like the job and will say, "I didn't get anything out of my placement training." The 
difference lies in the student and his attitude toward the job. 

There are several advantages to be gained from this training period, both to the 
students and to the faculty. In the first place, it serves as a kind of sorting-out process, 
both as regards men and in regard to the choice of majors. It offers a student an oppor- 
tunity of trial to find out if he is fitted for the work he has chosen. It is cheaper in 
time and money to find it out after spending only six months in school, than to find 
it out after having invested two years, plus considerable cash. The training period also 
has the advantage of keeping the students in the work habit; they don't forget how to 
work or lose the desire to work. Likewise, the experience in the field during training 
is of great value to the students in comprehending and understanding the class work 
of the senior year. As one professor expressed it: "They are an entirely different group 
the senior year; they eat up the stuff as fast as you can feed it to them, and keep you 
on your toes all the time." 

There are seven vocations for a student to major in, and a few words about the 
different types of jobs might be worth while. Animal Husbandry offers two types of 
placement. The student who has farm background is usually employed on the larger 
specialized dairy farms doing barn work with the stock under the herdsman, and gets 
experience in livestock management, breeding, records, etc. Then there is the placement 
on smaller, more general farms, carrying some cows for the men having little or no 
background in farming, or who prefer that type of training. These men get a wider 
range of work, including some livestock work, and considerable work in the fields with 
hay, corn, potatoes and other cash crops. The men taking Dairy Manufactures are 
employed in ice cream or milk plants or a combination of both, depending on their 
wishes. Flower Growing placements are generally with commercial growers, usually 
having carnations or roses as the main crop. A few men of this group are employed 
each year by specialists in outside flowers, such as annuals and perennials. Also, there 
are two or three men placed on private estates under the gardener. 


Horticulture has really two divisions as regards placing the men. The smaller 
division consists of the students taking the greenkeeping course, and these are placed on 
golf courses only, doing general maintenance work, with possibly some construction or 
remodelling work. The larger group majoring in general horticulture take their place- 
ment on a variety of jobs, such as nurseries, private estates, parks, cemeteries, and with 
landscape contractors, the placement depending on the desires and aims of the individual 

Men taking Fruit Growing, Vegetable Gardening and Poultry Raising are placed 
with specialists in their line. In Poultry Raising there is some choice, depending on the 
type of poultry work the student wishes to follow up. For instance, a man might prefer 
a place where he would secure training in trapnesting and pedigree work, whereas 
another student might be interested solely in egg production for market. 

Each year a few boys desire to take placement at home for various reasons. As a 
rule it is found better for a student to spend this six months away from home, even 
though he plans to be employed on the home farm after finishing the course. This 
statement is based on the experience of students who have already taken the course. 
The supervisor tries to discourage home placements, but if the parents request it in 
writing, it is usually granted, providing the reasons given are sufficient to warrant it. 

Whereas this six months' placement training is educational in nature, students are 
expected to earn and receive a reasonable wage. The supervisor feels that often times 
the men are influenced about a job more by the wage offered than by the training possi- 
bilities. The reason for this lies in the fact that many of our students must earn as much 
as possible during this period, in order to help defray the expenses of the senior year. 
Our men have saved as much as $400 in the six months, but the average is from $175 
to $300. The farm jobs pay by the month, board, room, and sometimes washing are 
part of the wages. Most of these students receive from $40 to $50 a month, plus main- 
tenance. One or two receive as high as $65 or even $70 in normal years. No one has 
received less than $40 until this season, when two men are receiving slightly less. On 
the other types of jobs, where the men look out for their own maintenance, they are 
given a weekly wage. The range of this wage is betwen $18 and $28 a week. The 
average cost to a student for maintenance is about $10 a week, slightly more in the 

Of course there is more to the placement of these training students than just finding 
a job for each of them. The average student will make out quite satisfactorily on the 
average job that is available, but there is a certain group of men and a certain group 
of positions that require special consideration from the angle of a satisfactory place- 
ment. For instance, some employers demand a man that does not smoke, or that is of 
a particular religious faith, or has had experience in certain lines, or one who will fit 
into the family life well. The employer must be satisfied, because the placement pro- 
gram could not be carried on year after year without his cooperation. It would soon 
be impossible to locate sufficient jobs. For the above reasons it is necessary for the 
supervisor to become as well acquainted as possible with the students in order that he 
may place them to the best advantage, both to the student's and the employer's. 

Each student is given a thorough physical examination by the college doctor at the 
beginning of the fall term. Any disabilities liable to affect the student's placement work 
are noted. No student whose physical condition is questionable will be accepted for 
placement training without a physician's certificate and parents' approval. The super- 
visor checks with the doctor on each man shortly after the examinations are completed. 


In order to become as well acquainted with the individualities of each freshman, 
the supervisor spends the fall term in personal interviews. Usually before being 
definitely placed, a man has been in to see the supervisor four or five times. During 
these interviews information is gained as regards the man's personal history, family, past 
work experiences, and type of training desired. The supervisor also talks with the 
professors and instructors about the students taking work under their division, in order 
to get the faculty's reactions toward the individuals. He checks the reports and grades 
that come into the Short Course Office every six weeks, as these are indicative, as well 
as the general behavior and attitude in extra curricular activities. In January, the men 
are required to fill out and return to the office a questionnaire on which is requested 
the names of three persons that can be used for references, former employers preferred. 
These persons are sent a form letter and the answers carefully observed. 

By December, the supervisor knows the number and type of jobs required to take 
care of the class, and he spends some little time on the road from then until April 
looking up and securing the openings needed. A personal visit to the employer has 
been found much more satisfactory than any other method. This is especially true of 
new openings. Former employers are canvassed by mail. Some requests for our men 
are received as early as October. The supervisor also inserts advertisements and articles 
in agricultural papers and bulletins. About one-third of the men can be tentatively 
signed up during the latter part of February and the first of March. The supervisor 
finds that most employers will not state definitely that they will employ a man until 
March. The men majoring in Poultry Raising are usually taken care of first, as that 
work starts earlier than the others. In fact several must be excused from class work as 
early as the first of March, as the employers must have them at that time if at all. Quite 
often employers wish to interview a student before employing him, and for this purpose 
come to the college and talk with three or four possible candidates. The ideal way would 
be for the student to visit the employer on the job, but this is not practical, due to lack 
of time and money on the part of the students. Usually the men and employers depend 
on the supervisor and his judgment in placing the group. He gives the student all the 
information he has about the employer and the work, and also gives the employer a 
description of the man he would like to have him employ. In cases where there was a 
student on the job the past season, who is now a senior, the freshman can get a good 
idea of the work by talking with the seniors, and the supervisor makes that suggestion. 
Sometimes the men know of a certain place that offers the type of training desired and 
on which they would like to be employed. The supervisor is glad to comply with the 
wishes of these students, in which case he visits the prospective employer, and if every- 
thing is found satisfactory, arranges for the freshman to take his training there. Quite 
a large number of requests are received for placement within commuting distance of 
home, in order that the men may live at home and in this way save more money. Being 
a legitimate reason the supervisor i? glad to comply, provided the job fulfills the train- 
ing requirements 

The freshmen are usually all assigned by April first. They are required to sign a 
form on which is stated the employer, the address, wages, time of starting work, and a 
description of the work. The Director and the Supervisor also sign the card. This 
process is practiced principally to prevent any misunderstanding on the part of the 
students about any feature of their placement. At this time the men are given a copy 
of the training rules, a report-of-arrival form to be returned five days after beginning 
work, so that the supervisor will know that the trainee has reported to the employer and 
started his placement duties, and six monthly report forms. The latter are due at the 


Supervisor's Office the fifth of each month, covering the preceding month. They merely 
cover the time lost from work, if any, and the reasons. A doctor's certificate is required 
covering absence from work due to illness, if of several days duration. During the sum- 
mer, large report forms are mailed to the men on placement from time to time, to be 
completed and returned within a given time. These reports are somewhat in the form 
of questionnaires and are arranged for the purpose of making the students use their 
minds, eyes and brains on the job, as well as their hands and bodies. They are corrected 
and graded by the members of the different departments and later some of the problems 
brought out are used in class work. 

From his experiences the supervisor has found that certain students are rather 
difficult to place, as follows: (1) small, youthful and slight students; (2) city reared 
and having no past experience or background; (3) men with physical defects, and (4) 
certain nationalities. 

The supervisor visits each student two or three times during the six months, plan- 
ning to call on every one working in the state during the first month or six weeks, as 
most of the adjusting and minor difficulties arise early in the training period. The 
reason for this period of unrest lies in the fact that the men are soft and get lame and 
very tired; they are among strangers, eating strange food, sleeping in strange beds, and 
many of the boys have never been away from home except to come to school. Once 
they become acclimated, make a few friends, and get hardened to the work, everything 
goes along quite smoothly. Men placed out of state, numbering about 15% each year, 
are visited by the supervisor only once. Some three or four men that are employed a 
considerable distance away are not paid any official visit. When a training student does 
have some serious difficulty on the job he is supposed to get in touch with the supervisor 
at once, who, as soon as possible, will call at the place of employment and talk the whole 
matter over with the student and with the employer, in order to find out where the 
fault lies, if any. The trouble usually can be straightened out and the student will com- 
plete his training there. In the event that the student cannot continue work for his 
present employer, the supervisor must decide what course to follow in fairness to the 
student, the employer and the school. If the fault is unquestionably with the student, 
he is failed in placement training and will not be allowed to return to the school for 
his senior year. He may be allowed to repeat his placement the next season, and, if 
satisfactorily completed, returns for the senior year. In the event of some doubt in the 
mind of the supervisor as to the cause of the trouble, or if the supervisor feels that the 
blame should lie with the employer, then the student is given another trial with a new 
employer. Should he again get into difficulty he is failed in placement, but if he makes 
good on the second job he is given credit for his placement and allowed to complete 
the course. Seldom are more than two or three men failed in placement by the super- 
visor in a single season. Several others do not return for the senior year, but they do 
so of their own accord and for various reasons. Five to six per cent, of the training 
students require some adjusting during the six months. 

Emory E. Grayson. 


^torkhnbgp irhonl Ci^raJiuato 1931 

Alfred Herman Ahrens 
Stuart Harlow Allen 
Floyd Upton Bancroft 
George Albert Barber 
Lawrence Eaton Blatchford 
Edgar Shears Boardman 
Stuart Gilmore Brown 
John Brox 

Stephen Francis Bruscoe 
Harry Clemens Buell 
Norman Ballou Burbank 
Thomas Francis Burke 
Ralph Loomis Bush 
Edward William Butler 
John Paul Carroll 
Lyman Matthew Chase 
John Francis Cobb 
Frank Arthur Coolidge, Jr. 
Richard Prentiss Coville 
Richard Cushing Crocker 
Robert Sears Crocker 
George Hubbard Doane 
Edward Joseph Dostal 
John Winthrop Duffill 
Robert William Dykman 
Wesley Snow Faulk 
Francis Xavier Fenton 
John Field 

George Leonard Foskit 
Robert Norwood Glidden 
Michael Joseph Griffin, Jr. 
Myron Chester Hartford 
Frank Wilson Hatheway 
Frederick L. Higgins 
George Raymond Hoyt 
Howard Marshall Hulbert 
Edward George Jones 
Joseph Francis Keady 
Alfred Kyle 
Richard Grinnell Lewis 

John Miller Little 
Harold Clifford Lund 
Donald Thomas Maroney 
Leonard Mongillo 
Arthur Phillips Moore 
Edward Parker Moulton 
Henry Stephen Murray 
Robert Melton McKechnie 
Arthur Gilbert McWilliams 
Alfred Warran Nelson 
Lawrence Ingvall Nelson 
Arthur Hudson Perry 
Ernest Arthur Petersen 
William Bertil Peterson 
Thomas Linwood Pilling 
Donald Powers Proctor 
Harris Henry Purdy 
Francis George Reed 
John Reynolds 
Harold Francis Rice, Jr. 
Charles Albert Robertson 
Elizabeth Rodman 
Eliot Francis Rogers 
Margarita Seaver 
A. Weston Smith. Jr. 
Isabel Tyler Sornborger 
Barbara Alice Stalker 
Lawrence Elroy Sundberg 
James Francis Twohig 
William Patrick Twohig 
John Henry Vik 
Albert Francis Warren 
Lewis Cavine Watt 
William Kenneth Webb 
Howard Sheldon Webster 
Lloyd Ellsworth Wheaton 
Oakley Fayne Whitney 
Charles Richard Whittington 
Richard Emerson Woodbury 



(Enmmpnrrmpttt Program 1H31 


Class Picnic 

Club Dances and Reunions 


9:00 A. M. Class Day Exercises 

10:30 A.M. Baseball Game 

12:00 M. Alumni Business Meeting 

1:00 P.M. Alumni Luncheon. 

2:30 P.M. M. S. C. Varsity Baseball Game 

8:00 P.M. Class Play, Bowker Auditorium 


4:30 P. M. Baccalaureate Service, Bowker Auditorium 
Sermon by Rev. Seth Rogers, 

First Parish, Universalist, Maiden, Massachusetts 
6:00 P. M. President's Reception to the Members of the Graduating Class and their 

Guests, Rhododendron Garden 


10:00 A. M. Commencement Exercises, Bowker Auditorium 
Address by L. B. Johnson, 

Owner and Editor of the White River Valley List Newspapers, 
Randolph, Vermont. 
Presentation of Diplomas, 

President RoscoE W. Thatcher 
9:00 P.M. to 2:00 A.M. Commencement Prom 


A. Weston Smith, Jr., Chairman 
Leonard Mongillo Lewis C. Watt 

William B. Peterson Charles R. Whittington 



Justice: "How did the accident happen?" 

Student: "I was just hugging a curve." 

Justice: "Yeah! That's the way most of 'em happen!" 

After terrific struggles, the freshman finally finished his examination paper and 
then, at the end, he wrote: "Dear Prof. — If you sell any of the answers to the funny 
papers, I shall expect you to split fifty-fifty with me." 

On a moss-grown tombstone was found the following: 

"Here lies my wife, Samantha Proctor, who ketched a cold and wouldn't doctor. 
She couldn't stay — she had to go. Praise God from whom all blessings flow." 

"Artford, Artford," called out the conductor. 

"You dropped an "H" said a passenger. 

"That's all right, we'll pick hit hup hat Hamherst." 

Who was the student who said that he had been swept off his feet by the street 
cleaner's daughter? 

In Spring classes. "It is not the heat," said the professor, "it's the stupidity." 

Visitor to Ahrens in New York City: 'Where do these tubes end?" 

Ahrens: "180th street, the Bronx." 

Visitor: "Oh, some of those bronchial tubes,eh?" 

The only way some people can contain themselves is to go out and get canned. 

We were asked the other day by a tenderfoot, if a sleeping bag was a knapsack. 

In spite of his two courses in Farm Management, studying economy of operations, 
Ozzie doesn't believe in lighting three smokes from one match. 

"Have you heard the contortionist song?" 

"No, how does it go?" 

"Give yourself a Pat on the Back." 

And of course, there is the olive song, "Olive you so much." 

Lewie Watt: "Do you do repairing here?" 

Garage Owner: "Yeah, but we don't do manufacturing." 

Customer: "I don't like the flies in here." 

Mongillo: "Sorry sir, there'll be some new ones to-morrow." 

'Tis claimed that a normal person moves in his sleep every seventeen minutes, but 
we know of several who do not move that often when they are awake. 

"I'm bored to extinction," cried the knot-hole. 



Freshman on vacation: "The railroad in Amherst is so well arranged that an 
accident is impossible." 

"Must be up to date." 

"No, there is only one train on it." 

There was one freshman in school last Fall who was so much in love that he 
wrote his girl with a soft lead pencil. 

Teacher: "What is a cynic?" 

Fresh Stude: "A girl who goes riding in walking shoes." 

Prof. Lindsey: "What exchange did we visit on our marketing trip?" 
Butler: "New York Telephone Exchange." 

Senior: "Lips that touch liquor shall never touch mine." 

Frosh: "Your lips?" 

Senior: "Lord no — my liquor." 

Whitney: "My home town is unique." 

Keady: "Unique?" 

Whitney: "Yes, unus means one and equas means horse — one-horse." 

We have not captured all of the best jokes, some of them are running around 
the campus even yet. 





Editor's Note: — Through the courtesy of the Collegiate W^orld Publishing Company, we 
are reprinting in part, an article which appeared in the June number of College Humor. // is 
not directly concerned with the school, but our off-campus life is so nearly related to regular 
routine, that it has been thought luorth-u'hile to publish this article. 

An old Columbia graduate asked me about Amherst a few months ago. He'd been 
all over the world but had never been up through New England, therefore, concluded I, 
he had seen only half the globe. 

That first visit to Amherst is a breath-taking succession of thrills in an age when 
the ultra-sophisticates tell us that to be thrilled is childish. 

The typical New England elm-lined town common is in the center of the town. 
Used for everything, in the past, from a community cattle pasture to a Civil War 
mustering ground, it is now flanked by the very doggy Amherst College fraternity houses 
The town hall is at the northeast corner of the common and, believe me, there's sonu 
town meeting held here yearly! 

Massachusetts Aggie has a beautiful rolling campus, laid out by landscape architects 
of the naturalistic English school of Sir Humphrey Repton and Andrew J. Downing. 
Its Memorial Hall is perhaps the most imposing college structure in the town. 

Then there's "Buck" Deady's dog wagon, with twenty stools all in a row and a 
five gallon kettle always filled with "Buck's" famous beef stew. 

And, as Groucho Marx would put it, take the others. "Bill" McGrath, a druggist 
of the old pre-bathing-cap days whose store is still filled with old-fashioned drug bottles. 
Across the street from "Buck's" dining car is the pride of the town's adult citizenry, 
the famous Jones Library, beautifully situated with the quaint and charming lines of 
"Connecticut "Valley Domestic." It is a rambling gray stone structure with chaste white 
wood trim, suggesting less the conventional library than a New England home that has 
overgrown to meet its needs. 

And Amherst has "Mel" Graves, ancient and honourable chief of police, fat, florid, 
good-natured and known to hundreds of Amherst and "State" men. 

There's Jim Lowell, antedating Buck but not Mel, who retails the poetry of Robert 
Frost and David Morton in the morning and talks football with them in the afternoon. 
There's a bookstore for you! Everything, and more, and best of all Jim doesn't dash 
upon you, rubbing anticipating hands when you come in. Around the corner from the 
Grange store, three bustling sons of old Athens have added a twentieth century touch 
to matters with their very efficient eating place. Here, every Saturday night, the Don 
Juans of Amherst and State come trooping in for their coffee and sandwiches as a grand 
finale to a date "over the river" at Smith or "at the Mountain," where Mt. Holyoke girls 
throw a "big jig" for the boys. 

Then Amherst as night falls. Lights twinkling from the windows of dormitories 
and fraternity houses, voices coming across the common, singing, laughing, talking, 
dying down; the last car, more bustle and confusion, and finally the peace and quiet of 
Amherst, old Amherst, town of Youth and Age, of Colonial mansions, winding stairs, 
old-fashioned gardens of blue flowers, beautiful scents, pulsating with life, calm in 


One of the rewards of work on the Shorthorn Board 
is the opportunity of meeting people who are willing to 
help things along. To the Short Course Office Staff, 
Kinsman's Studio, photographers for the Shorthorn, 
the Chas. W. Burbank Co., printers of the Shorthorn, 
Howard-Wesson Co., engravers of the Shorthorn, and to 
our many other friends who helped in the preparation of 
the year book we wish to offer our most sincere thanks. 



And so we come to the end of our two years at Stockbridge, 
to some, two years of trials and worries, to others, 
two years of carefree existence, and to all, two 
years of earnest endeavor and sincere good- 
In the future years, as we turn the pages of 
this Shorthorn, let us hope that it will be with 
a feeling of honest appreciation for these men, who 
so unselfishly helped us prepare for the "battle of life." 



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