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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
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
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
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.
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
Harold F. Rice, Jr., '31
John Reynolds, '31
Arthur L. Garland, "32
Assistant Business Managers
Robert Metzler, '32
Francis L. Keohan, '32
John Reynolds, '31
Assistatit Art Editors
Norman B. Burbank, '31
Floyd Bancroft, '31
Eleanor 'Wilder, '32
Richard C. Crocker, '31
Assistant Athletic Editor
DwiGHT Wlliams, '32
Barbara A. Stalker, '31
Alfred H. Ahrens, '31
Stuart G. Brown, '31
WiLLL\M T. Greene, '31
Lewis C. 'Watt, '31
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.
"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".
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
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-
Jf loptr Sa. JBantroft
Tyngsboro Vegetable Gardening
Glee Club, 1. Outing Club, 1, 2. A. T. G.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
"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.
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
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
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 .
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
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
He shows great ability in floral designing and we
feel confident that he will be a complete success in
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
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-
"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
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
Kolony Klub. Floriculture Club. Track, 1, 2.
Agronomy Club, 1. K. O. Club. Newman Club.
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
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
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"
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."
"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.
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.
I^arollr C. Jlueg
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
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.
"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.
"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
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.
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
"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
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
"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
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
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
"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
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
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
"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
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
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
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.
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
jfrancis! (S. B.ecti
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.
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
I^arolti Jf. aaice, 3rr.
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
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.
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-
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.
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(
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,
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
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
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-
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
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,
Ililltam H. Mefafa
"Webbie" ^ "Ken"
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
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
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.
Track, 2. Treasurer Floriculture Club, 1, 2.
"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
William M. Baird
Royal E. Ives
Newark, N. J.
Harry J. Bairstow
Harold G. Kalashian
Laurence R. Baker
Clyde M. Keene
East Bridgewater, Mass.
Margaret J. Bancroft
Richard A. Kellogg
Feeding Hills, Mass
Raymond E. Bell
Ligor p. Kerxhalli
John V. Billman
John F. Lee
Arthur A. Mauro
Christopher J. Dineen
Thomas F. McCafferey
Richard M. Elton
Hampton Falls, N. H.
Thomas N. Farnham
Lewis H. Fifield
Sherman M. Niles
Hobart L. Pickard
Clinton A. Shibles
OzRO M. Fish
Wilbur E. Shumway
Sheffield Greene. Jr.
Westerly, R. L
Raymond L. Simonds
William T. Greene
Horace S. Haley
IvER W. Hammerstrom
J. Wells Hare
JOSIAH D. SWETT
Robert E. Taber
New Bedford, Mass
George F. Watts
Walter R. Weeman
Earl J. Hildreth
Earle C. Wilcox
MOST POPULAR PROFESSOR
MOST POPULAR GIRL
MOST POPULAR MAN
BEST VOCAL TALENT
MOST BASHFUL .
MOST MUSICAL .
AN. HUSER .
Adrian H. Lindsey
. Barbara Stalker
. Thomas Burke
. George Foskit
. Frank Coolidge
. Lloyd Wheaton
. Richard Lewis
A. Weston Smith
. Frank Coolidge
. John Brox
. Stephen Bruscoe
. Clinton Shibles
. Edward Butler
. John Brox
Most Popular Prof.
President Student Council
President S. C. S.
President Kolony Klub
President Alpha Tau Gamma
Associate Editor, Shorthorn
Business Manager, Shorthorn
Adrian H. Lindsay
Thomas F. Burke
Richard C. Crocker
Barbara A. Stalker
Lewis C. Watt
A. Weston Smith
Thomas F. Burke
Arthur H. Perry
Edward W. Butler
John Reynolds, Jr.
Harold F. Rice, Jr.
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.
Adrian 1^. IGm^s^g
MBBt Popular f rnf^BBor
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.
BUSINESS LAW, ENGLISH AND RURAL SOCIOLOGY
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.
SUPERVISOR PLACEMENT TRAINING
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.
•HERE AND THERE"
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.
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Robert Beaton F. Arnold Bowen
(EkBa of 1935
Abbott. Thomas Lewis
Bellows Falls, Vt.
Adams, Myra Louise
BabBj Lois Lumbert
Baker, Robert Lee
Batchelor, Douglas Stanley
Beaton, Gilbert Thomas
Bernier, Laurent Victor
Bishop, Harold Whitney
Booker, George Ival
Bowen, Frank Arnold
Bowen, James Myron
Brown, Walter Lawrence
Bruce, Ivan Leo
Burnham, Leonard Augustus
Carpenter, Duane Frederick
Charles, Urban Jay
Childs, John Harris
Clark, Horace Herbert
Clogston, Richard Mark
CoNNELL, Frank Joseph
Cromie, Gilbert James
Cummings, Howard Adna
Davis, Katherine Orne
Davis, Norman Phillip
Dawson. Charles William
dePrado, Theodore Harding
Crestwood, N. Y.
Descheneaux, Omer Roy
DiGGiN, John Leo
DoLAN, Francis Albert
Dunivan, Levi Alan
Edman. Martin Emmanuel
Ek, John Harold
Faszczewski, Joseph Julius
Galbraith, Floyd Malcolm
Garland, Arthur Lindsay
■ Vegetable Gardening
Grant, William H., 2nd
Grody, Saul Harold
Guidoboni, Horace Didimo
Hanhy, Walter Edward
Henry, David Stephens
Hill, Norman Morse
Howes, Miner Stebbins
Jewett, Lawrence Lee
Keith, Kenneth Edwin
Kendall, Harold Archer
Kbohan, Francis Lawrence
KiBBY, William Vernon
KJNNEAR, Kenneth Alden
Kneeland, Paul Grosvenor
Kovar, Stephen David
Lafrance, Melvin James
Leland, Charles Lyman
Liljegren, Solveig Ubne
Low, Curtis Maynard
MacAdams, Leslie Mears
MacLeod, Kenneth Angus
Macquinn, William Edward
Marsh, Arthur Edward
Mason, Robert Burnham
Matthew, James Royal
Mayhew, Charles Henry
Metzler, Robert Maxwell
Mills, Robert Johnson
MisTARKA, Stanley James
Mitchell, Lewis Jesse
Moos, George Edward
McAvoY, Walter Edward
McNuLTY, Maurice Francis
Neely, Henry Herbert
Nelson, Arthur Yngue
Noren, Nelson Fred
Nye. William Frank
O'Connor, Thomas P.
O'Gara, John Patrick
South Hadley Falls
O'Leary, Francis William
Pearson, Leon Everett
Pearson, Stanley Duff
Briarcliff Manor, N. Y.
Pedigo, Elizabeth Jackson
Ronceverts, W. Va.
Perkins, William Nelson
Planitzer, Walter Willl\m
Pond, Eldon Dexter
Queen, John Waters
Rabbitt, Timothy Paul
Reynolds, Henry Brewster
Richards, Clinton Howard
RiCKER, Earle Alnerdo
Robinson, Floyd Greenwood
Robinson, Frank Tufts
Rogers, Milton Josselyn
Rood, Chester McCord
New Haven, Conn.
Roper, Clarence Grant
Ross, Elton James
Ryan, Maurice Stephen
Saalfrank, Joseph Carl, Jr.
Sheridan, John Franos
Short, Philip Cutler
Skelton, Edgar Warren
Slater, Gordon Elliot
Smith, Hugh Chaplin
Scares, Manuel Paul
Stedman, Sherwood Carlton
Stratton. Ralph Edward
Sullivan. James Anthony
Thomson, Chester Willard
West Rutland, Vt.
Thatcher, Eleanor Charlotte
Thurber. Stuart Johnson
Toko, Leo Verner
Trott, Robert Langdon
Turner. Marjorie Hazel
Vuornos, Bruno Kaluvo
Walsh, Stanley Matthew
Warren, Daniel William, Jr.
Washburn. Reginald Sherman
Watts, Gilbert Curliss
Weidlich, Henry Kurt
Wheeler, Chester Clinton
Whitcomb, Donald Albert
White, Howard Bertram
Whitmore. Charles Gilbert
Whitney, Leonard Rogers
'iLDER, Eleanor Mary
iLEY, Arthur Lyman
Williams, Dwight Keble
West Haven, Conn.
Williams. Ormond Kameron
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.
Firsi Row, Left to Right — Eleanor Wilder, Barbara Stalker, Margarita Seaver, Elizabeth Rodman,
Second Row. Left to Right — Katherine Davis, Virginia Rollins, Myra Adams, Eleanor Thatcher,
Sara Liu, Lois Babb, Marjorie Turner, Elizabeth Pedigo.
President. ELIZABETH RODMAN Vice-President, BARBARA STALKER
Secretary-Treasurer, MARGARITA SEAVER Sergeant-at-Arms. ISABEL SORNBORGER
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
Crocker, R. C.
Crocker, R. S.
Faulk, W. S.
Hare, J. W.
Rice, H. F.
Sundberg, L. E.
Weeman, R. W.
Wheaton, L. E.
Abbott, T. L.
Bowen, F. A.
Bruce, L L.
Burnham, L. A.
Carpenter, L. F.
Clogston, R. M.
Davis, N. P.
Hanhy, W. E.
Keith, K. E.
O'Connor, T. P.
Rabbitt, T. R.
Ricker, E. A.
Sheridan, J. T.
Sime, L. H.
Skelton, W. E.
Smith, H. S.
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
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
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.
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
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
Lawrence L Nelson
George L. Foskit
Thomas L. Pilling
William T. Green
Harris H. Purdy
M. Joseph Griffin
Lewis C Watt
Myron C. Hartford
Frederick L. Higgins
Robert L. Baker
Arthur Y. Nelson
Levi A. Dunivan
Nelson F. Noren
J. Harold Ek
Francis W. O'Leary
Philip C. Short
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.
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
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
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
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
Williston at Williston 63-0
Adams Academy . . . . . . . . . . . .21-13
Conn. Aggie Frosh
HARTFORD 7— STOCKBRIDGE 19
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.
CATHEDRAL 0— STOCKBRIDGE 7
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.
CONN. AGGIE FRESHMEN 0— STOCKBRIDGE 20
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.
PITTSFIELD 7— STOCKBRIDGE 19
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.
KEENE NORMAL SCHOOL 7— STOCKBRIDGE 7
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.
DEERFIELD 27— STOCKBRIDGE 2
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
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.
AMHERST HIGH 11— STOCKBRIDGE 18
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.
DEERFIELD ACADEMY 42— STOCKBRIDGE 18
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.
DEERFIELD HIGH 12— STOCKBRIDGE 21
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.
PALMER HIGH 9— STOCKBRIDGE 12
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.
SMITH ACADEMY 24— STOCKBRIDGE 27
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
NORTHAMPTON COMMERCIAL COLLEGE 27— STOCKBRIDGE 16
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 24— STOCKBRIDGE 22
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.
CATHEDRAL HIGH 14— STOCKBRIDGE 18
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.
HOLYOKE 2— STOCKBRIDGE 2
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.
DEERFIELD ACADEMY 5— STOCKBRIDGE 1
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.
WILBRAHAM ACADEMY 7— STOCKBRIDGE
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.
SUFFIELD 0— STOCKBRIDGE 3
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.
AMHERST FRESHMEN 1— STOCKBRIDGE 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
WEST SPRINGFIELD 1— STOCKBRIDGE 2
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.
DEERFIELD ACADEMY 7— STOCKBRIDGE 2
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.
WEST SPRINGFIELD 5— STOCKBRIDGE 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
Thomas Burke. Manager
Wesley Faulk, Assistant Manager
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.
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
Harris H. Purdy, Manager.
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
Francis Patrick. O'Flahcrty"
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.
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-
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)
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
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
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
Richard Grinnell Lewis
John Miller Little
Harold Clifford Lund
Donald Thomas Maroney
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
Harold Francis Rice, Jr.
Charles Albert Robertson
Eliot Francis Rogers
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
'AROUND THE CAMPUS'
(Enmmpnrrmpttt Program 1H31
FRIDAY, JUNE 5
Club Dances and Reunions
SATURDAY, JUNE 6
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
SUNDAY, JUNE 7
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
MONDAY, JUNE 8
10:00 A. M. Commencement Exercises, Bowker Auditorium
Address by L. B. Johnson,
Owner and Editor of the White River Valley List Newspapers,
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
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."
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.
By E. A. CONNELL
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."
H. E. KINSMAN
SPECIALIST IN COLLEGE PHOTOGRAPHY
Official Photographer for
STOCKBRIDGE SCHOOL OF AGRICULTURE
HOOSAC PREPARATORY SCHOOL
Amherst, Mass. - - - Williamstown, Mass.
It has been a Great Pleasure
to work with, and for
Stockbrid^e School of Agriculture
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