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How futile it seems to attempt to place on the printed
page the pleasures we have enjoyed, the wisdom we
have gained, and the friendships we have made while
students at Stockbridge. No books, no matter how fine,
can hope to encompass events as powerful as these. The
soul and mind of the individual living them, is alone
sensitive enough to record their true meanmg.
We have in the following pages endeavored to gather
together only those outward happenings and experiences
that are known to us all. If you can pick up this book
in the days to come when the present has receded into the
past, when memories have become dim and life has some-
how lost its edge, turn its pages and relive those pleasures,
revive that urge for knowledge and renew those long lost
friendships, we shall know our work has been well done
and our mission fulfilled.
The Shorthorn Board of the Stockbridge Class of '32
wishes to express its sincere appreciation to those many
friends who have materially assisted in the work of organ-
izing and publishing the year book.
We especially wish to thank Professor Rollin H.
Barrett, faculty adviser, for his patience, optimism and ever
willingness to work with us; Mr. C. A. Nichols of Chas.
W. Burbank Co., printers, for his splendid cooperation;
Miss Dorothy C. Cooper of Howard-Wesson Co., Engravers,
for her criticism and advice; Mr. H. E. Kinsman of
Kinsman's Studio, Photographers, for his interest and ready
assistance; Director R. H. Verbeck, Miss Katharine Martin,
and Miss Catherine Heflernan of the Short Course Office,
for the fine spirit with which they have helped us.
We have enjoyed our work on this Shorthorn and
realize that whatever success this book attains has been
made possible only through the fine spirit of cooperation
that has existed.
The Shorthorn Board.
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Leon E. Pearson, '32
Horace H. Clark, '32
Stephen D. Kovar, '32
Thomas L. Abbott, '32
Francis L. Keohan, '32
Howard Jennings, '33
Assistant Business Managers
Melvin J. Lafrance, '32
John MacDonald, '33
Assistant Art Editors
Sherwood C. Stedman, '32
Howard B. "White, '32
Robert "Wilson, '33
Prof. Rollin H.
Charles L. Leland,
L. Ivan Bruce. '32
Urban J. Charles, '32
Katherine O. Davis, '32
James M. Bowen, '32
Assistant Athletic Editors
Floyd G. Robinson, "32
lEmorij iE. (SraifHon
"TJEW MEN who have attended Massachusetts State College can boast of as fine a record
-*- of achievement, both as an undergraduate and as an officer of the institution as can
Emory E. Grayson.
"Em" Grayson, while an undergraduate was not only outstanding as an athlete but
as a student as well. He won varsity letters in football, baseball, and basketball. If
anyone should attempt to compile a list of the ten outstanding athletes at Massachusetts
for all time, his name would surely be on the list.
The war came just as he graduated and the next two years found him in the service.
In 1919 he returned to the campus as the first athletic instructor for the Stockbridge
School, which was just getting started. During the four years from 1919 to 1924 he
organized and coached the Stockbridge football and basketball teams and the varsity
baseball team. His ability as a coach won outside recognition and in 1924 he was
appointed to the coaching staff at Amherst College and coached its varsity baseball teams
until the fall of 1927. At that time there was a vacancy in the position of Supervisor
of Placement Training in the Stockbridge School and he returned once more to serve
his own college.
Emory is a true sportsman and a gentleman in every way. He is blessed with an
abundance of common sense and inspires confidence in those with whom he is associated.
These qualities explain in part the wonderful record he has made in his present position.
Few men have more real friends among the alumni.
Ask any Stockbridge alumnus what he thinks of "Em." He has made a real con-
tribution to the lives of most of them.
Curry S. Hicks.
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LoRiN E. Ball, B.S.,
Instructor in Physical Education.
Luther Banta, B.S.,
Assistant Professor of Poultry Husbandry.
RoLLiN H. Barrett, M.S.,
Assistant Professor of Farm Management.
Lyle L. Blundell, B.S.,
Professor of Horticulture.
Harold D. Boutelle, B.S., Ch.E.,
Instructor in Mathematics.
Mildred Briggs. M.S.,
Assistant Professor of Horticulture.
Lawrence S. Dickinson, B.S.,
Assistant Professor of Horticulture.
Richard C. Foley, M.S.,
Instructor in Animal Husbandry.
Arthur P. French, M.S.,
Assistant Professor of Pomology.
3 Allen Street
7 Allen Street
4 Chestnut Street
9 Lincoln Avenue
2 Farview Way
Guy V. Glatfelter, M.S.,
Assistant Professor of Animal Husbandry.
Emory E. Grayson, B.S.,
Supervisor of Placement Training.
Jay L. Haddock, B.S.,
Instructor in Agronomy.
Margaret Hamlin, B.A.,
Vocational Counsellor for Women.
Mrs. Curry S. Hicks, B.A.,
Physical Director for Women.
Robert P. Holdsworth, M.F.,
Professor of Forestry.
S. Church Hubbard,
Assistant Professor in Floriculture.
Claude R. Kellogg,
Assistant Professor of Entomology and Beekeeping.
Helen Knowlton, A.M.,
Assistant Professor of Home Economics.
John B. Lentz, A.B., V.M.D.,
Professor of Veterinary Science and Head of Departmer
Harry G. Lindquist, M.S.,
Instructor in Dairying.
Wayne J. Lowry, B.S.,
Instructor in Horticulture.
Miner J. Markuson, B.S.,
Assistant Professor of Agricultural Engineering.
Merrill J. Mack, B.S.,
Assistant Professor in Dairying.
John B. Newton,
Instructor in Agricultural Engineering.
Ransom C. Packard, B.S.A.,
Instructor in Bacteriology.
George E. Pushee,
Instructor in Agricultural Engineering.
Ernest J. Radcliffe, M.D.,
Professor of Hygiene and Student Health Officer.
Cecil C. Rice, B.S.,
Instructor in Horticultural Manufactures.
Victor A. Rice, M.Agri.,
Professor of Animal Husbandry and Head of Departme
Oliver C. Roberts, B.S.,
Instructor in Pomology.
Joseph R. Rogers, Jr.,
Instructor in Swimming.
29 Northampton Road
37 Cottage Street
12 North East Street
32 Amity Street
3 Dana Street
30 Cottage Street
53 Lincoln Avenue
16 Nutting Avenue
32 North Prospect Street
62 Pleasant Street
35 Lincoln Avenue
35 Woodside Avenue
Head of Division of Agriculture.
10 Nutting Avenue
Donald E. Ross, B.S., 27
Foreman, Department of Floriculture.
William C. Sanctuary, B.S.,
Professor of Poultry Husbandry.
Fred C. Sears, M.S.,
Professor of Pomology and Head of Department.
Harold W. Smart, LL.B.,
Instructor in Business Law, Business English and Rural Sociology.
Grant B. Snyder, B.S.A.,
Assistant Professor of Vegetable Gardening.
Willl\m H. Tague, B.S.,
Assistant Professor of Agricultural Engineering.
Charles H. Thayer,
Instructor in Agronomy.
Clark L. Thayer, B.S.,
Professor of Floriculture and Head of Department.
James E. Thigpen, B.S.,
Research Assistant in Farm Management.
Alden p. Tutle, M.S.,
Instructor in Vegetable Gardening.
Ralph A. Van Meter, M.S.,
Professor of Pomology, Head of Division of Horticulture.
John H. Vondell,
Instructor in Poultry Husbandry.
South Prospect Street
5 Allen Street
50 Pleasant Street
25 Cottage Street
South East Street
8 Dana Street
24 Fearine Street
SItie Hlinrcttt C^nllitljruait ICnan 3[unb
3n MemotQ of
Born; July 3, 1902. School: Milton Academy, Harvard College.
Died: August 9, 1922.
The Vincent Goldthwait Loan Fund was established in 1930 by Dr. Joel E.
Goldthwait of Boston. For many years or since 1924, Dr. Goldthwait, with the coopera-
tion of the Short Course Office, had been extending loans to students of the Stockbridge
School of Agriculture. These personal loans, however, began to involve more detail
•than Dr. Goldthwait could properly handle, therefore about two years ago. Dr. Goldthwait
thought it advisable to turn over to the treasurer of the college, the entire fund along
with the existing notes. The Vincent Goldthwait Loan Fund became at that time the
property of the Massachusetts State College. The fund was to be handled entirely by
the treasurer's office and was to be made available to all students of the college.
There are several reasons for Dr. Goldthwait's interest in the Stockbridge School.
The first of these may easily be the fact that he was graduated from M. A. C, Class of
'85. It was also while here at Amherst that he became inspired with the desire for
further training in order that he might enter his present profession. Perhaps the greatest
reason of all for his keen interest in Stockbridge students came as a result of the sad
experience of losing his son Vincent who had definitely planned to study agriculture
at this college upon completing his work at Harvard University.
At first it seems strange that Vincent Goldthwait, with the opportunity to enter
practically any field, selected agriculture as his life work. However, it does not seem
so strange when one realizes the broad and intelligent environment in which he was
brought up, and the strong, healthy character of the young man himself. Encouraged
by his parents, his early desire for the pleasures to be had in the out-of-doors was no
doubt the chief factor leading up to his decision. Realizing the importance of a broad
education as a foundation for leadership, Vincent entered Harvard College in 1920.
With characteristic energy and enthusiasm he entered into the college life. As well as
maintaining a high scholastic standing, he became a member of the college pistol team,
the college band, the manager of his class tennis team and a general participator in all
things of an athletic nature. During his two years or more at college he was an
infrequent participator in things of a social nature, his interests being more in other
fellows and in activities out-of-doors. In fact, it was while on a boating trip with some
classmates that he accidentally lost his life, due to an explosion of gasoline resulting in
the burning of the boat.
Much as he liked college it was during the vacation periods that Vincent really
lived, for it was then that he could work in the soil and dream and plan for the future.
The hard and often disagreeable work on the farm did not phase young Goldthwait.
He tackled those jobs with such enthusiasm and energy that all the men with whom
he worked liked and respected him. An interested and helpful assistant was found in
his father. Together they visited the "West to study sheep raising, and together bought
a large farm in a nearby town. This they began to operate as the first unit of a
contemplated chain of New England farms. It was in connection with the work on
this farm that Vincent and his father became to understand the problems of the farmer.
At that time, nearly ten years ago, they discussed many of the ideas that are being
advocated at the present time. The chief one of these was the developing of the farm
as a whole. Under this they recognized the woodland as an integral part of their
farm and proceeded to improve it in order that it might produce a continuous and
profitable yield of wood products. They realized the importance of careful selection of
farm crops. They felt the need of the most modern machinery if the farm was to be
made efficient. They also appreciated the values that could be received from the hfe
on the farm that could not be obtained in quite as fine a degree anywhere else.
Vincent had planned to come to Amherst as a special student upon the completion
of his four years at Harvard. He was a believer in the short course program and
intended to attend them periodically in order that he might keep up with the most
modern methods of agriculture. In everything he did he gave evidence of unusual
foresight and clear reasoning. Massachusetts State College as well as New England
Agiiculture is undoubtedly the loser by his untimely death.
(ElaBS i§f[xaxB 193^
Charles W. Dawson
Leon E. Pearson Leonard A. Burnham
Lois L. Babb
tKftomag ILetois Sibbot
Bellows Falls, Vermont Animal Husbandry
Alpha Tau Gamma-Historian. Shorthorn Board-
Associate Editor. Baseball Manager. Agronomy
Club, 1, 2. Animal Husbandry Club, 1, 2. The
Unholy Three, 1, 2.
"Tommy" is known by everyone about campus. He
has been a worker all through his two years here at
Stockbridge. He likes to see things neat and tidy
so he tries to put them that way. He studies a lot
and certainly "puts it accross" in the classroom.
Sometimes we wonder just what goes across but the
"profs." seem satisfied and that's what counts.
TLois Humbert Pabb
Mill River Floriculture
S. C. S., Vice-President, 2. Class Secretary, 1, 2.
Floriculture Club, 1, 2. Secretary, 2. Glee Club, 1, 2.
Lois is the tiniest and youngest of the girls. De-
spite this she capably handles her work as Secretary
of the class and Vice-President of the Girls' Sorority.
"Lo" likes the boys and usually is to be seen at the
numerous social functions.
"Lo" was not afraid to soil her hands. She en-
tered right into any laboratory work that came along
with a spirit that we all admired. Perhaps her
placement training had something to do with it.. We
hear she called on the judge while down on the
Cape. What about it, Lois?
"Lo" loves flowers and ought to increase the busi-
ness of the florist's shop were she is to work.
3Robcrt ILec iSafeer
Kolony Klub. Floriculture Club, 2.
Here is the boy who looks at the world from a
pair of sparkling brown eyes, set in an attractive face.
If you don't believe he is attractive just ask some of
the co-eds, or any other girls for that mattet.
For the past two years "Bob" has been a great
asset to the class with his winning ways and un-
ceasing good nature. From "man lost in the woods,"
to "hoot-hoot," "Bob" carried on his fun. It isn't
often that people have the pleasure of knowing one
as generous and sporting as he is.
gouglas ^tanlep JSatttelor
"Doug" — "Batch"
Cross Country, 2. Track, 2.
"Doug" is just another one of these innocent faced
boys from way up north in Athol. Don't be deceived
by his appearance and quiet manner for it is merely a
handy disguise for those evil designs he tries to con-
ceal from us. Don't worry we won't tell but we are
wise to you !
If we believe in the old adage, "still water runs
deep," this boy's thoughts must be deep enough to
drown the "Profs" as well as ourselves.
Of all the pomologists, this one will certainly be
able to make two apples grow where but one grew
May you climb to the summit in the world of
fruit as easily as you climbed to the summit of
"Prexy's" hill during cross country.
Haurent ^Ttttor Metnkv
Floriculture Club, 2.
Who's that sporty looking youth who is always as
neat as the proverbial pin? Why, that's none other
than "Larry." Friendly to all, but intimate to a few.
The fellows that were pals of "Larry's" certainly owe
him a great deal, because for them he made the two
years at Stockbridge a regular good time. Always
ready to cheer up the downhearted, he made a great
many friends and whenever things grew dull and
commonplace "Larry" stepped in, and with a few of
his jokes and smiles things brightened up immediately.
It is rumored that "Larry" was a fisherman of note,
if so we believe that a great number of the fish in the
Conn. River owe their lives to many little college
girls. (Any college).
J^arolb Mljitnep Pisfjop
Springfield, Vt. ' Animal Husbandry
Cross-Country, '31, '32.
"Blondie" came down from the Vermont hills to
take up Animal Husbandry and to show the boys how
it's done in 'Vermont. We hear that all of "Blondie's"
cows are off balance due to continual grazing in side
hill pastures. Maybe this environment of hill and
dale was the reason for his interest and success in
the cross-country here at Stockbridge.
"Blondie" is one of those few and far between
fellows who has the consistant habit of getting out
of "exams." It is hard to convince him with any-
thing but cold facts, and the "Profs" have a hard time
convincing him that the facts are cold.
Strange as it seems, Harold has stopped going home
week-ends. We are told that a Californian maiden,
roaming about the campus, is the cause of this sudden
interest in Amherst.
(gcorge 3lbal S?oofeer
Corinna, Maine Poultry Husbandry
"Booky" came down from way up in Maine, all
full of ambition and with a strong desire to learn
something about chickens. One thing we feel pretty
certain of and that is that he confined his efforts to
only the feathered kinds.
We shall always remember our pal "Booky" as he
strolled across campus with his high leather boots and
knickers; a perfect portrayal of "the hiker."
We know, that with the determination you have
shown, your success as a poultryman is certain.
Cheerio, "Booky" and may the day come when
someone of the other sex does your shopping and
serves your meals.
jfranb iSmolb Potoen
Just call me "Connie"
Alpha Tau Gamma President. Vice-President of
Class 1. Freshman Class Dance Committee. Com-
mencement Committee Chairman. Student Council, 2.
Track, 1, 2.
"Connie" to his friends and who has more than
this boy from the wilds of Cherry Valley; the town
that produces politicians not cherries. We cannot say
enough about "Connie" with his ever-ready wit and
good humor. Beneath the humor, however, you will
find a serious nature hidden. Proof — his seleaion as
fraternity president, class vice-president and com-
mencement committee chairman. He has worked hard
for his fraternity, his class and the school as a whole;
for this we commend him.
Jameg JHpron Potoen
£„;nj. Dairy Manufactures
Shorthorn Board, Asst. Secretary.
"Jim" is always ready to tackle anything, a trait
which came in very handy when we had some old
and balky "Ag. Engine" motor to start.
He possesses a big heart and a bigger appeute.
The Dairy Dept., will testify to his remarkable feats.
"Jim" often mastered (?) the sports he tried whether
cross country, bowling or even swimming.
By his fellow classmates he is considered an
authority on Hadley, Providence and Chemistry
valences. From all accounts he must have been in
charge of the Fro-Joy plant in Providence last summer.
He came to us as a gangling youth, he leaves us
as a self-confident man.
ILeo Man ISruce, f r.
Alpha Tau Gamma. Hockey, 2. The "Moanins
Trio". Fraternity Badminton, 2. Art Editor, Short-
horn. Class Dance Committee, Chairman, 1, 2.
"Brucie," the tall, good looking, well-dressed fellow
with the gold plated voice and the silver plated
car. Incidently, he happens to be the tenor of the
"Moaners." Unlike his pal Pondy, his heart is apt
to enjoy a few convulsions every so often as some
exceptionally fair damsel hies into view.
His greatest weaknesses are sleeping until noon
regardless of early morning classes, trying to "crab"
courses where art is concerned, dramatics, and hair of
a blondish hue.
And remember "Brucie," all roads don't "lead to
Heonatti !3ugU£(tusi IBurnijam
Alpha Tau Gamma. Class Treasurer, 2. Football,
2. Glee Club, 1, 2. Manager, 2. Floriculture
Club, 1. Class Treasurer, 2.
Burnham has been a big name in greenhouse con-
struction since the Civil War and it is our guess
that "Len" will uphold the reputation when he begins
his career in greenhouse management. He will if
he continues to act as he did when chairman of the
A. T. G. house committee. Here Len, with his strong
paddle arm and good nature always helped to make
"everything rosy" for the freshman initiates.
Due to his illness in the first part of the winter
term we missed "Len's" cheerful countenance in
classes and able leadership in chapel singing.
Buanc Jf rcbcritb Carpenter, ^r.
Bedford Animal Husbandry
Alpha Tau Gamma. Football 1, 2. Hockey 1, 2.
"Truck" is proof of the adage "you cannot judge
a book by its cover" for beneath a somewhat indiffer-
ent and hardboiled exterior there resides the heart
of a true friend. When speaking of hearts we
wonder if he did not lose some of his while out in
Ithaca. He is liked by all who know him. Who
doesn't enjoy that infrequent smile of his? We
should advise anyone to have "Truck" on their side
for he is sure one hard man to oppose. Ask any
man on the opposing football teams. He has a great
love for animals which fact will no doubt help him
to show one of the finest herds in whatever section
he chooses to settle in.
©rfaan STap Cftarlefi
Framingham Animal Husbandry
Athletic Editor, Shorthorn. Football 1, 2.
Hockey 1, 2. Track 2.
We will always remember that smile of yours
"Bump" the same smile that has come up from the
bottom of the pile on the football field whether
you're winning or losing. That smile and your good
nature have made many friends for you that will last
a long time. "Bump" sure has an eye for the girls
and we're wondering just how it will all end up.
Sooner or later we're going to see him settled down
on a nice little farm in Maine (?) with a nice little
home and a fine herd of cows. His personality and
willingness to work are bound to put him way up
in the world of farmers.
Deerfield Animal Husbandry
"John" is a quiet unassuming fellow that few
really know. He comes in every day from his home
in Deerfield. 'We all want to know what kind of
polish you use on your car and how long you spend
each night shining her up. He is a good worker
and with his size should make a fine farmer.
■When the dust comes swirling upon us from across
the valley, "John" feels right at home for he has
lived with it all his life. "When we look at the
size of "John" we do not wonder that the onion and
tobacco crops grow so well in this sandy soil.
Jlorace l^erfaert Clarfe
Springfield Poultry Husbandry
Alpha Tau Gamma. Business Manager of the
"Shorthorn". Poultry Club, Secretary 1, 2. Agro-
nomy Club, Secretary-Treasurer, 2. Stockbridge
reporter for Collegian. Student Council, 2.
"Clarky" came here from "West Springfield but this
town got too small for him, so now he is over in
Springfield. The chain stores lost a good man when
Horace decided that raising poultry was his way of
keeping happy. "Clarky" will be a success at what-
ever he undertakes to do. He has all the desirable
characteristics of a successful man. You can always
depend on him and he'll never shirk and half do a
Poultry world take note! Here comes a leader!
(gilbert Barnes Cromic
The supreme example of "local boy makes good."
"Gil" commutes from Cottage Street. He says,
"Classes interfere with my sleep." Drop the classes
"Gil", you need the beauty sleep.
In spite of this "Gil" is a conscientous youth and
is undoubtedly the highest ranking fudge maker in
the entire Hort. Manf. Class.
Picture him twenty years from now. You will find
him almost any evening sitting in an easy chair drawn
up to the fire; his shoes off, feet resting on a foot-
stool, clay pipe by his side and contentedly sipping
"sweet" cider. The perfect example of the wealthy
landowner operating his broad acres from the easy
comfort of a plush seat.
llatfjcrinc 0vnt ©abts
S. C. S., President, Sergeant-at-arms, 2. Shorthorn
Board, General Secretary. Glee Club, 2.
"Kay" is a busy person. Yes, her brisk footsteps
can be heard most any time. Her car also has been
kept fairly busy and has been appreciated on many
"Kay", with her fine managerial ability, has led
the S. C. S. through another very successful year.
Her dignity, and poise were the envy of her
With her good taste and her love of the out-of-
doors, "Kay" should go far in this world of ours.
We shall miss you but we shall never quite forget
J^orman ^tilip Babis
Alpha Tau Gamma.
"Bud' 'is one of the best known boys on the
campus. Always smiling and full of fun he has
furnished his classmates with many a laugh.
"Bud" has a weakness for sweat shirts. Remember
that one that could be seen from afar? We liked
it, for then all we had to do when we wanted to
locate "Bud" was to look for a reflection in the sky.
In the class play "Bud" has to be dumb or may
we say he has to act dumb and foolish. Of course
Prof. Smart picked the parts to fit the various indivi-
duals so think as you will. However, the "Flori"
men know that they had to work hard to keep up
Ctjarlefi MiUiam BabD£(on
Lynn Animal Husbandry
Class President '31, '32. Student Council, '31, '32.
"Charlie" has surely done a fine job as president
of our class these past two years. But then, this is
only characteristic of him.
Germany was afforded the pleasure of meeting our
"Charlie" last summer and from all reports they hated
to have him leave when his placement came to an end.
He found time to mingle with German Society
although his work was, for the most part, with the
peasant class. On the strength of some of his stories
several of the "An Husers" have decided to leave
for Germany at once.
Cresco, Pa., has also quite a hold on "Charlie."
"It's the Pocono Mts.", says he. "It's the girls,"
W'ijeotmte J^arlitng bePraio
Crestwood, N. Y. Pomology
This sleepy-eyed, indolent youth came to us from
way out in New York State. A seeker after know-
ledge in fruit growing he naturally drifted into the
The class conundrum, "Ted" wanders aimlessly
about the campus, in and out of classes seemingly
in a world of his own until suddenly he speaks. At
once you wonder, for though his words are big his
thoughts are bigger and we find he is ahead of us
all. Beneath his slow moving exterior his mind must
be alert and active for didn't he trip up Prof. Smart
in the Business Law Class !
A friend of but few, he is liked by many.
0mex l^op ©cstl)eneaux
Lowell Dairy Manufactures
Alpha Tau Gamma, Secretary.
"Desch" is our most popular dairy man and we
are all proud of him. He secured a fine start in his
Senior year by laboring at Flint Lab. during place-
ment training. His cheery personality was one of the
bright spots at Flint during the summer. His pop-
ularity is well recognized at the "Inn," "Frat" or on
"We have often heard that Lowell is a mighty fine
city. We do not question it when fellows like
"Desch" hail from there. 'We are sure of one thing
and that is that Lowell is a mighty fine location for
a milk business.
"Desch" thought one day that one of our popular
"profs"" drew too fine a line. To the amusement of
the rest of us the ""prof"' remarked that, "we have
to draw a line somewhere, '"Desch."" '"
ing Club, 1.
Have you ever listened to "Dick's" witty stories?
Watch that boxing glove, friend, for "Dick" throws
a mean left and a vicious uppercut with those "flying
pistons." Often the temptation may come to his
opponent to throw up the gloves and run but then
of what use will that be for Ralph is a cross country
man as well.
■ We admire your perserverance, faith, and hope in
the completion of difficult projects.
"I hope for hope hath a happy place for me
If my bark sink 'Tis to another sea."
Track, 1. Boxing, 2. Out-
Jf rattctjf aifacrt 3Bolan
Alpha Tau Gamma. Hockey 1,
Newman Club, 1
Times do change and so do individuals for this
fall "Cozy" blossomed forth as one of the best known
members of the class. Who on the campus has not
heard of the town of "Billericky" and its iUustrous
son? Why they even write plays about the two !
We have heard that "Cozy" bathes quite frequently
sometimes not even bothering to remove his clothes.
The brunt of many jokes, his superb good nature
enables him to carry on.
"Cozy" and "Ed" are running mates; "Cozy" run-
ning ahead with "Ed' after him. We have enjoyed
knowing "Cozy" and we are not "kidding" when we
say we wish you all the luck in the world.
jf ranfe (Ebbain Bpcr
Stoughton Poultry Husbandry
Kolony Klub. Fraternity Volley Ball, 2. Poultry
"Jimmy" came down from Norfolk "Aggie" in
September, 1931, to show the fellows how they get
marks at Norfolk County. I guess he has given them
"Jimmy' 'is quite a ladies man and has to go to
Dedham every week-end for business reasons. (Says
If you see a fellow around campus with a broad
grin you'll know it's "Jimmy." He sure acts like
he was going to give the world a twist when he
graduates. Take it easy "Jimmy" and you will be
"Hector" — "Swenska'
Kolony Klub, Secretary
Football 1, 2.
Fraternity Basketball 2. Volley
Harold Ek, the big and congenial "Swede" from
that small and much talked of town, Brockton.
"Hector" is the name he goes by among his many
loyal friends at S. S. A. He is a well dressed, well
liked and friendly fellow who is very popular, both
in his club and outside contacts.
Often this last fall we saw "Hector" playing the
guard postion on the gridiron for Stockbridge. The
way he charged was enough to make "Gus" Sonnen-
berg hide in shame.
SToscp}) Suliusi jFasijcjetDSfei
Brockton Poultry Husbandry
Kolony Klub. Football 1, 2. Poultry Club 1, 2.
Fraternity Volley Ball 2.
"Fuzzy" is a well dressed, good looking young
fellow who drifted up from the "boot mill" in
Brockton. He got tired of making shoes and decided
to try his luck at the art of raising chickens. "Joe"
has a liking for two kinds of chickens and they're
both two legged. What's more he seems to be suc-
cessful at both, especially when they're raised on the
If he shows the same sincerity in his life's work
as he has in his two years at the "University" there
is no question as to his success.
Jf (opb iHlaltolm (galfaraitf)
Alpha Tau Gamma. Ski Jumping 1, 2.
The man who likes his speed. A roaring, rattling
model T, a shooting, barking motor cycle or a
smoothly gliding pair of skiis are all the same to
During his freshman year he outjumped everyone
at the winter carnival much to the discomfiture of
certain four year men.
Despite his carefree and seemingly reckless attitude,
he is a serious, conscientous worker and student.
We wondered why we didn't see him around over
the week-ends until we learned of some special
attraction back home. We sure hope his plans for a
nice, cozy little home, and small orchard up in the
Berkshires, will materialize.
Malter (EbtnarJ) J^anfjp
Alpha Tau Gamma. Floriculture 1, 2.
"Chink" has an old "Lizzie" which he calls his
"vagabond." Many the time he rolled about the
countryside in it. With whom? Yes — her.
Being a "Flori" major he shows signs of real intel-
ligence every once in a while but sometimes we
wonder where it is and when he will glow up. The
owl is a wise old bird so we have hopes for "Chink"
for he is our prize "night owl."
We expect him to forge ahead in years to come.
Good luck, "Chink," and may you keep going in days
to come as well as the "vagabond" does now.
©abib ^tepfteng J^enrp
Wallingford, Conn. Pomology
Agronomy Club 1.
"Dave" is the fine looking young chap from
Connecticut. During those frosty winter mornings
his black fur jacket made the rest of us a bit envious,
but we know of no better fellow to wear it than
He should feel right at home here as both his
father and grandfather graduated from Mass. Agri-
cultural College. No wonder "Dave" came here to
Stockbridge to learn the fine points on fruit growing.
Everyone likes "Dave," even the girls so we hear.
Great must be his power when a girl from way back
home will come to visit him week-ends.
"Dave" is the understudy of Gary Cooper. Many
times his songs made us think he should be with the
Miner ^tebbin$ i^otoesi
"Stebbie" — "Step-ins"
Cummington Animal Husbandry
Animal Husbandry Club 1, 2.
Did you ever notice that slight widening in the
road, with its gas pump, white house, hencoop, etc.,
on the road between Goshen and Windsor? Perhaps
not, but anyway that is the town of Cummington.
The home of our classmate and friend "Stebbie"
"Stebbie" is one of the leaders in his class when
it comes to those baffling and mysterious subjects.
Veterinary Science and Genetics.
We wonder why a little man like "Stebbie" likes
the "black and white." It must be that these large
animals fascinate him because of their size. It is our
predicuon that he will some day be a big farmer
and leading citizen in his home town.
€mil JJlorris Slaescfjfce
Adams Dairy Manufactures
Alpha Tau Gamma. Cross-country 1, 2. Track
1, 2. Baseball 2. Animal Husbandry Club 1, 2.
Agronomy Club 1, 2. Glee Club 1, 2. Fraternity
Volley Ball 2. Basketball 2.
Jaeschke was the "push" of the cross-country and
track teams. He is one of the few two letter men
on the campus.
Much to the dismay of a fellow student giving an
article orally, Emil demanded an explicit explanation
of the manufacture of agar. Some of the "Profs"
have had to caution him about burning too much
midnight oil when studying for some "major exam,"
or in his search for some "unknown."
At the "Frat" he is known as the checker and bad-
minton champ; just another indication of "Wen-
ILaurente lite St\attt
Northampton Animal Husbandry
Animal Husbandry Club, '31.
Two years ago, way up in northern Vermont, a
young man by the name of "Larry" Jewett decided
that there was lack of knowledge of Animal Hus- ■
bandry in that region. In order to save the district,
he hunted out the trail to Massachusetts and the'
Stockbridge School of Agriculture.
He has been one of us for two years now and has
become one of the most popular "An Husers."
"We have enjoyed his quiet manner and pleasant smile.
Since his attendance of "Prof." Smart's English class,
we are wondering if he might forsake the animals
for the stage.
ilennctl) Cbtoin i&eitf)
Alpha Tau Gamma. Football 1, 2. Volley
Ball, 2. Basketball, 2
■Who is that dashing young blonde with the laugh-
ing blue eyes? 'Why he is none other than Bridge-
water's pride and joy. Ken's favorite sport is talking
and we sometimes wonder if he continues in his
sleep. His roommate says the noises that issue from
his bed don't sound much like talliing. 'We often
wonder how his line gets by with the "Profs" but
it does and that's what counts. "Ken" is in the midst
of every roughhouse around the house and he has
some fond (or otherwise) memories of the famous
bathtub parties. We wonder why the daily mail from
New Jersey, "Ken"? That winning personality of
yours is bound to count a lot more on the scoreboard
of success. Who's got the Chamaecyparis done?
llarolb arcfjer Hcnball
Rockland Dairy Manufactures
This is the Rockland fellow who worked in the
cafeteria. If you didn't see his efficient, steady, hand-
ling of his duties at Draper Hall you missed some-
"Twitch" had a wide acquaintance with the streets
of Amherst. How he got them we don't know but
the many friends he has in town give indication of
his likable character.
■ During his freshman year he was one of the jovial
group that roomed at Newkirk's, and he could always
be depended on to be in the thick of the fun.
"Twitch" seemed to be very fond of the ice-cream
chest. We wonder if he merely wanted to keep cool.
jf rantts ILatorentc 3&coJ)an
Kolony Klub. Football, 1. Track, 2. Shorthorn
Board, 1. Associate Editor, 2. Press Board, 1, 2.
Poultry Club, 1, 2. Agronomy Club, 1. K. O.
Club, 1, 2. Fraternity Basketball, 1, 2.
"Red," the boy from Weymouth had a brain storm
one day and the reason was a trip to Stockbridge
where he hoped to become a talented poultryman. He
is not only a boy who is doing well in poultry, but
also has a weakness for the Newspaper business.
Aside from making a few mistakes, he is a successful
If "Red" goes into business as fast as he has
indulged in sports, he ought to be a busy man. We
wish you the best of luck anyway, "Red."
laBiUiam "Vernon Htfahp
Alpha Tau Gamma. Outing Club.
"It is tranquil people who accomplish much."
Without making a great deal of fuss about it
"Bill" remains friends with everybody, even the
teachers. Surely nobody ever saw him when he
wasn't good natured and unselfish. Did you ever see
him play tennis? Well you had better watch him
some day. He could give all of us some pointers.
In the word of the Immortal Bard, "A friend,
cleave him to thy soul with hoops of steel."
We hope that "Bill" will not loosen any of these
hoops, wherever we may be in the future.
ilennctf) Albeit llinnear
Gardner Animal Husbandry
Football, 2. Animal Husbandry Club, 1.
"Ken" is a real pal to those who know him best.
He is quiet when in a crowd, where one seldom finds
him, but just get to know him well and you'll have
a friend you'll never lose. No one has anything
against him — no one could. Only a few know him
as he really is, a friend whose friendship knows no
"Ken" has a strong right arm and is famous for
those hearty handshakes which some of us remember
We're going to miss you "Ken." 'We hope you
can always keep that glorious strength of brain,
brawn, and character. Good-bye pal, and good luck.
^aul (grosibenor ilncelanii
Paul came to us from Sterling, a meek, quiet fresh-
man, but his successful placement period smothered
that meekness until now, '"What a man!"
He bought a Ford and between blow-outs did the
chickens flock? Just ask him!
As an ardent photographer he might have been
seen about the campus on sunny days snapping scenes
of interest for his art gallery.
He was not a anti-communist but how he did slay
You have made many friends here and they all say,
"adios but not good bye."
The best of luck in all your undertakings and may
you be as successful in your work as you were in
^teptjen Babib iiobar
Alpha Tau Gamma, 'Vice-President. Football, 2.
Baseball, 2. Fraternity Bowling, 1. Bridge, 1, 2.
Stephen David Kovar — the David supplanted by
'Oodles" after his migration to the "University."
What a man— the world his friend, the result of his
sparkling wit and infectious grin. Personality plus.
Did his bit for deftr ol' Stockbridge on the gridiron
and added materially to the ruin of what was once
a good nose. Admired for his ability to brush aside
attentions from the unfair sex and his refusal to let
anything, even a genetics exam, wrong hiin. What
better to say than, "Here's a man." Luck to that
particular man and before you go "Steve, " "Who's
vour little whoosis?"
iWcltJin Satncs H afrance
Kolony Klub. Shorthorn Board, Asst. Business
Manager. Fraternity Bowling, 1.
"Mel" just wandered across the river to see what
he could see and learn what he could learn. We do
not see as much of him as we would like, for each
night he returns to his home in Northampton.
Horticulture is his chosen field and few there are
in our class who can surpass him at it. When it
comes to knowing shrubs he has no peer. A certain
.test paper showed that.
"Mel" has also a great liking for flowers, especially
those grown down below Springfield. He finds the
"Mem" Building about the best place to get
acquainted with this subject.
Keep the old keys humming "Mel" and you will
Cftarles ILpman IL elanli
East Bridgewater Dairj' Manufactures
Shorthorn Board, Asst. Editor.
"Charlie" is one of the two "Charlies" in the
Dairy group. He is also one of their most promising
He hints to us of travel under southern skies
sometime after he graduates. Along about next
January we will hunt him up so that we can go
Everyone likes "Charlie," especially those of the
opposite sex. We always envied his confidence and
ability to select pleasant company for basketball games
and social union concerts. Like the other "Charlie"
of the Dairy group he is seldom about campus over
the weekends. Monday morning we learned that he
had been visiting in Northampton.
giolbeig ©tine Hiljcgren
Quincy Poultry Husbandry
S. C. S. Treasurer-Secretary, 2. Poultry Club.
Here we have the one member of the fair sex in
the poultry group. The poultry group is proud of
their "Solly" their only fear being that she will show
up some of the rest of them.
"Solly" has a ready smile and a word for everyone
she meets. She has great ability and can tell many
interesting stories of her travels. Her versatility and
enthusiasm will make her many friends wherever she
goes. We missed her on campus this spring term,
but we hope that she will be successful in her new
Curtis iUlapnarb l.oto
Kolony Klub. Assistant Manager, Football, '32.
Glee Club, 2. Track, 1. Agronomy Club, vice-
"Legs" is largely responsible for most of those
gray hairs on Prof. Smart's temples because all during
our Business Law and Sociology classes he has
repeatedly interrogated our sharp-witted instructor —
quite often to the no small embarrassment of the
Along with his inquisitive nature, he has some
enviable characteristics. His take-offs of a "bloody
H'englishman" have amused us more than once, also
his voice came in handy in "Len" Burnham's "Singing
(gcorge 3^tnr^ iLotDtic, 3fr.
New Bedford Floriculture
Alpha Tau Gamma. Floriculture Club, 2. Outing
George came to us from down where they raise
whales, seaweed and good sports. He plans to put
the greenhouse men temporarily on their feet and the
red spiders and gall flies permanently off their feet .
when he gets his Greenhouse Fly Paper on the
■We hope George won't be too busy with his enter-
prise to publish his little booklet entitled — "How to
Re-model a Model T in Ten Easy Lessons" — and
while you're at it, George, you might include therein
information regarding how many trips betwe
Bedford and Fall River said Model T is goo
ILeilit jHears JWac9ibams
e in the class room
have envied his power
"Mac" manages to be on
and out. Many a i
over the '"Weaker sex" but "Mac" just leads us on.
Though we have tried to learn his tactics by keeping
an eye open at the "Mem" Building, we have had
no marked success.
"Mac" is bound to succeed in the milk game and
we wish him lots of luck. We are glad that "Mac"
is not going in for ice cream because we fear his
taste would lead him astray. Never mind "Mac,"
even if you don't know good ice cream when you
taste it wc do admire your choice in certain other
Bennett) angus MuclLeoij
Alpha Tau Gamma.
"Mac" is that tall, handsome fellow whom you see
walking around campus on Sunday nights. No, he
is not alone, his sister (?) keeps him company.
Always full of fun, a ready mixer and a hard
worker, we cannot picture anything but a bright
future for "Mac."
At present when we think of Ipswich we think of
clams. In the future when we think of Ipswich we
shall think of "Mac's" large, juicy, delicious — the
best grown apples in the state; for it is there that
our "Mac" is going to manage a big fruit farm.
With the help of his Stockbridge training he is
going to put on the market the first 7-20-4 apple for
JUilltam €btt)arb iHatquinn. Jr.
South Weymouth Horticulture
Hockey, 1. Track, 1.
If you have any trees you want identified just ask
"Ed." He has a mania for calling them Hop Trees
or Tsuga canadensis. He is a boy who likes his
"finals." Oh boy, yes!
"Ed" is another one of those hard boiled "hash
slingers" down at Draper Hall. Maybe he didn't put
the "fear of God" into the minds of the freshmen.
A six foot, two hundred pounder with a way about
him, that is "Ed." He sure can take 'em. If you
don't think so just ask our representative from
Best of luck, "Ed." Watch out for those charming
^rtfjur ebtuarli iiJlarsJ)
Floriculture Club, 1, 2.
"Swampy's" boss on placement reported that he
was a very efficient man in every respect, but that
his appearance was decidedly against him — "How-
ever," continued Mr. "you very soon forget this
once you know him and we should therefore like to
see more of him." Very good, Mr. , we, his
classmates, know no better way to express ourselves
in this matter.
The slinging of hash, the complete mastering of all
his subjects and making a hit with the girls thru
his interesting conversation and naturally curly hair,
all seem to be in "Swampy's" line.
JRofaert Jiurntiam Ma&an
"Bob" came to us from the hills of Princeton with
the intention of changing from the role of an iceman
to that of an expert nursery man.
With his pleasing personality and ready smile, he
has made many lasting friends while at school.
"Bob" has kept the reputation throughout the year
of being the first in bed every night, but he has
always been ready for everything and willing to sacri-
fice his nine hours sleep on many occasions.
He has been a great help to his brothers in Kolony
Klub by providing transportation to and from
Amherst for dances and social events during the year.
Cftarles Hencp ^notules iWapfjeto
Middelboro Vegetable Gardening
Track, 2. Orchestra, 2.
If ever an industrious and conscientous fellow
entered Stockbridge, it was when "Charlie" became
one of us in the fall of '30. Always busy with his
studies, his music or his track we know that we have
here one fellow who is getting the most out of his'
Do not think, however, that "Charlie" is a dulL
old grind, for when you know him you cannot help
but enjoy his good humor and friendly ways.
"Charlie" likes the out-of-doors and working in
the soil better than poring over books. For this
reason he enjoyed his placement and is anxiously
waiting to get at it again.
aaoftert f oljnfion Mills
Belmont Vegetable Gardening
"Bob" came to us from a noted vegetable forcing
section with the idea of learning how to grow more
and still better vegetables. There isn't much that
"Bob" does not know about the vegetable game now.
"We expect great things from "Bob. "
During our two years of work and play together
we have come to value "Bob's" cordial smile and
humorous greetings. Though he is a man of but
few words we have learned that those words may be
"Bob" had a car, a fact that many of his classmates
^tanlep Jamcfi ilWistarfea
Northampton Fruit Growing
Cross Country, 1, 2. Agronomy Club, 2.
We admire "Stan's" determination and perseverance
in both study and sports. Occasionally he indulges
in a friendly wrestling match between classes, just to
break the monotony.
They say that he developed his cross country tech-
inque by rushing in soups at "Ma Goodwin's."
Sometimes we wonder if his enviable record in
Pomology was attained by studying that "Pear of
Peaches" from Holyoke.
■ It is no wonder that a man of "Stan's" type is
endeavoring to secure work at the Experiment Station.
We hope that your tireless effort in school work
will be continued in the world of research and that
your discoveries will be many.
ILetois Jesse iflitdjell
Somerville Dairy Manufactures
"Mitch" and "Duke" were the inseparable pair.
They cleaned up big in whatever sport they went into
whether basketball, cross country, track or North-
ampton. From reports they made out very well in
Northampton during the two years.
"Mitch" knows the Maine coast and Arlington
very well, and can recount many amusing yarns about
his experiences in both places.
He made up one-half of the Stockbridge member-
ship in the college band. Much credit is due him
for the extra activity.
(george Cbtoarb iUloos
South Hadley Falls Floriculture
Floriculture Club, 1.
If there is anything to that saying — "Gentlemen
prefer blondes," George is just about the most
gentlemanly individual in our class. For some time
we thought that George became one of us for the
express purpose of studying Floriculture. Lately,
however, we are beginning to wonder, because in
spite of the fact that our Floriculture program
includes no course in Forestry, George has evidenced
a great interest in that department.
If we were to believe all George tells us, we would
class him as a perfect cynic, but as we have come to
know him, we find him to be anything but that. His
serious outlook on life, coupled with a dry sense of
humor and attractive appearance should carry him far
in the business world.
IKaltcr Cbtoarb itlciabop
Alpha Tau Gamma. Manager of Basketball, 2.
Newman Club, 1.
Once upon a time, (this is not a fairy tale of long
ago) there was a manager of Basketball here at Stock-
bridge and how he told the boys to do their stuff.
Regardless of the rise and fall of the score, his job
kept him everlastingly busy. If responsibility counts
he has been known to carry many dollars for the
expenses of his team's trips.
"Jigg's" ambition is to be a park superintendent.
If you chance to see a small jovial fellow dressed in
a Palm Beach suit with a long cigar in his mouth
walking around in a park you may know that his
ambition has been fulfilled.
iWaurtcc Jfrancisi iUcJ^uUp
Alpha Tau Gamma. Newman Club, 1, 2.
Maurice, better known to his classmates as "Mac,"
came to Stockbridge with the intention of being a
"Hort^' man but after a short stay he made up his
mind to become a Greenkeeper instead. A Green-
keeper is one of those men who try to keep turf in
places where well meaning but careless people con-
tinually dig it up.
■■Mac^' came to us from Longmeadow, a town of
homes and fine people. His good nature, wit and
general good fellowship combined to make him one of
the best liked fellows on the campus. A joke for
every occasion was his motto, and we must admit
he lived up to it.
J^enrp l^erfaert jSeelp
Alpha Tau Gamma.
This little giant from the Nutmeg State is well
known to all of us by his perpetual smile and
radiant cheerfulness. He is soon to become connected
with one of Connecticut's leading Dairy concerns.
He is one whom we feel confident will go far in his
Many of us never met this individual, so quiet
and unassuming is he. It is our loss for he is a
mighty fine chap to know.
"Hank" has a hobby which he pursues when he is
not ■'broke.'^ This is the '■bumming" of rides, pre-
ferably those leading out of state, on week-ends.
Wherever you go "Hank' we know you will makt
good, so here's luck to you.
artijur gngue incision
"Art" — "Yngue"
Kolony Klub. Fraternity Bowling, 1. Basketball, 2.
"Art"- is one of these fellows who inherited a
restless nature and finds it hard to stay still, so his
folks sent him to S. S. A. to see if he couldn't get
some knowledge on "Shrubs."
"Art" has certainly been a hard worker and has
always had that great spirit of never say die until
you are buried. (He spent his placement working
in a cemetery). This undying spirit to carry on
against all odds has earned him the nickname
Due to the fact that "Yngue" comes from the city
he found it hard to obey "Big Ben" so his beloved
frat friends presented him with the well known and
dependable country alarm, the rooster.
i^el£!on jftet Maten
Kolony Klub, '31
'.. Chairman of House Com-
Nelson came to us from the city of Bridgeport,
bordering the Atlantic. During his successful career
at Stockbridge we have found him to be an all-around
good fellow, capable of handling most any situation
As Chairman of the House Committee of our
Kolony Klub, we see him lashing the Freshmen and
driving the Seniors into action; cleaning the dirt and
papers from every crack and crevice, and setting the
house in order. We remember particularly the time
last winter when he took a situation in hand and
ably directed certain Freshmen candidates in stowing
away a half cord of fire wood in the cellar one night
at 8;00 P. M.
MtUiam jFranb jBipc, STt.
President, 2. Assistant Mana-
ger, Cross-country, 2.
Hello "Bill," old scout, you will certainly make a
good job of Greenkeeping if studying and a perfect
notebook will do it. How do you find time to work
with Cross-country, Agronomy Club and all, then go
home every week end?
Some of us have a determination of purpose in
coming to Stockbridge but "by cracky," you beat us
all in applying it to every day work. It takes a good
man to think of, and work out worth while projects
on his own.
When you can get away from collecting circulars
and bulletins, drop around and see some of the gang,
we like to talk with pals reaching the top in their
^ijerman iHurrap i^i[cs
Williamstown Animal Husbandry-
Alpha Tau Gamma. Football, 1, 2. Boxing, 2.
Baseball, 2. Track, 2. Agronomy Club, 2. An Hus
Club, 1, 2.
"Nilsy" returned to Stockbridge 'U' in January
after spending a strenuous year at Worcester. He
immediately entered into the spirit of our class, com-
peting in all sports as well as social activities.
Practical, a hard worker, good scholar, and a regular
fellow, "Nilsy" is liked by all. The height of
"Nilsy's" ambition is to become a superintendent of
a large dairy farm.
Adios "Nilsy" and good luck to you.
^ftomag ^atritfe ©'Connor
Alpha Tau Gamma. Football, 1. Shorthorn Write
Ups Committee. Newman Club, 1, 2. Baseball, 2.
The Unholy Three, 1, 2. Fraternity Basketball, 1, 2.
"Good things come in small packages." However,
"Tommy" is not as sm.all as he looks, in fact that is
only the lesser half of it. He is a well liked fellow
and has plenty of friends among us. "Tommy" is a
good worker and no doubt will soon be planting ■
trees along the main road of some small town or big
city. We often wondered "Tommy," if breakfast was
served at twelve-thirty would you still get up just
fifteen and one half minutes before? Even though
you are just another "Hort" man you have possi-
bilities and the time will come when you won't have
to plant the trees.
Hfofjn ^atricb ©'(gara
South Hadley Falls Horticulture
Newman Club, 1, 2.
Who is there on the campus who doesn't know
"Skip's" ready smile and snappy wit? John is a
quiet, unassuming fellow to those who do not know
him, but among his associates he is as good natured
and dependable a fellow as you will find. He was
the butt of many a joke but when he had had his
say the joke was always reversed. You have to get
up pretty early in the morning to get ahead of him.
Many is the morning we would have missed breakfast
in the freshman year but for John's ctliLiciit srivicc
as an alarm clock. We wondered what ilu aiii.Ktiun
is in Easthampton to take him away tinm AnihciM
every weekend. Perhaps she will help linn to niaii.igc
his strawberry farm on the Granby Road.
jfrantis Milltam ©'ILearp
Kolony Klub, Treasurer. Track, 1. Student Coun-
cil 2. Agronomy Club, 1, 2. Newman Club, 1, 2,
It was a grand and glorious day for Arlington when
"Frank" came down to Stockbridge to accumulate
knowledge in the Horticultural line to carry back to
his home town. ^ ,, , rj-, v. j f,-,^m
"Frank" is the Treasurer of Kolony Klub and trom
what we hear he is doing good work but why shou d
he not do good work for he is a bull dog at the tilL
With an iron paw, he guards each penny. Try and
get curtams, just ask Art. Nelson. Many a time has
a Freshman and a Senior for that matter been told
to enter his cage and it is a known fact that they
never come out with as much "jingle as they had
when they dared enter.
ILeon eberctt ^earfiott
Lynnfield Centre Horticulture
Student Council, 1, 2; Vice-President 2. Vice-
President Class, 2. Editor-in-Chief Shorthorn. Out-
ing Club, 1, 2. Agronomy Club, 1. Cross-country,
1, 2. Hockey, 1, 2.
Broad-minded, industrious, consciemious, always
working for the individual or the group— that s Leon
Knowing him, one is convinced of the truth of that
old proverb— "Good things come in small packages
He and final exams are strangers and he has the
sift of being able to prepare his lessons whi e reading
books on philosophy, adventure stories, or the Boston
Herald. But— Napoleon met his Waterloo, so did
Leon— just ask Prof. French.
g>tankp ISuff Pearsfon
Briarclifif Manor, N. Y. Horticulture
We have often heard of the glories of that teeming
world of whirling, throbbing humanity miles in the
distance— New York City. We old New Englanders
need exotic fellows like "Stan" with his vitality, his
confidence in the present and his faith in the future.
Roses are the "apple of his eye.' His experience
before and during placement was largely spent in the
propagation and maintenance of them.
His avocation as well as vocation deals with this
genus the only difference being that during &'■
■.r ,-c Amhprsf with thoughts of many while
Amherst with thoughts of many
night it is Mount Holyoke College
only one — a beautiful rose bud.
th thoughts of
JffliUiam J^elsion Petfeing
East Bridgewater Floriculture
Cross-country, 2. Student Council, 1, 2; Secretary,
2. Floriculture Club, 1, 2; Treasurer, 2. Outing
Who's that walking down the street with a peculiar
and determined stride? Oh! that's the serious and
amiable "Cy" who was so often seen going from class
to class with a serene and blushing young lady of
the senior class. People often wondered how these
two quiet persons found so much to talk about.
As an enthusiastic cross-country man and Outing
Club member, "Cy" saw much of the country about
Amherst, especially a certain place called Mt. Toby.
"Cy" has wit and dramatic talent. Just ask the gang
at the "Colonial Inn."
Halter William ^lanit^er
Orchestra, 1, 2. Football, 1. Track, 2.
Walter is especially keen on athletics which is '
noticed by his abnormal interest in morning exercises.
He has in his possession a Dodge roadster which
greatly attracts the opposite sex. This car is very
handy in carrying Walter to Lawrence when the spirit
When spare time lays on Walter's hands, he has
been known to go around tagging stray autos for
what he considers over parking. He also plays the
leading role in burlesque shows.
After graduation he plans to go to California and
we all know that California will be well rewarded
for his effort.
(Eltron Mtxttt ^onb
Alpha Tau Gamma. Baseball, 2. The "Moaning
Trio." Fraternity Basketball, 2. Class Dance Com-
mittee, 1, 2.
Betty known as "Pondy" by the "corruptive gang"
he associates with. The "Moaners" find "Pondy's"
synocopated bass invaluable. What a Man ! He's a
clean cut, good looking fellow but never shaves. His
stolid heart skips not a beat as the "fair sex" exert
their wiles. He gets a great kick out of going to
bed early and writes home twice a week but not for
money! He accumulates a few cartwheels each seven
days by waiting on table at Ye College Inn where
chaos usually presides.
CIpbe J^abeng ^utnam
Sutton Vegetable Gardening
Clyde must have known that the Vegetable Garden-
ing division was going to be small this past year.
This group, which was on the verge of losing its
identity, heartily welcomed him at the beginning of
the winter term. Evidently he is one of the few on
the campus who discredits Mr. Turtle's views in
regard to the future of the vegetable-raising industry.
, The interest he has shown in his classes and other
activities during his comparatively short time with us
makes us wish we had known him longer.
Ctmottp $aul 3&abi)itt
Alpha Tau Gamma. Football, 1, 2. Baseball, 2.
Fraternity Basketball, 2.
"Tim" is another one of the local boys from
Holyoke. The fact that he was a tree inspector didn't
stop him from enrolling at "Stockbridge U," where
he became thrown amidst the why's and wherefore's
of that demon subject "Aggie Engineering."
"Tim" is one of these quiet boys who doesn't say
much but is always ready to help anybody — especially
in the breaking of spray pumps.
Just what "Tim" does on Saturday nights is
unknown but we feel sure that it isn't studying.
"Tim" has developed into one of our famous rope-
men, his delight being the tying up of the "Billerica
Wolf." Keep on your course "Tim" and we'll wager
you will succeed.
South Hanover Pomology
Outing Club, 1.
The Napoleon of the "Pom" class. What he lacks
in height he makes up for in aggressiveness and
persistency. "Milt" can show the bees a few tricks
about working. If you don't believe so just watch
his record breaking setting up of pins down in the
"Mem" building. He is always with his work or
with his studies.
"Milt" tried the four year course but wisely
changed to Stockbridge. 'We sure gained in the
May you always retain your cheerfulness and help-
fulness, and may all your hard earnings pay you good
jFlopb (gtecntoooti i&obinson
Lexington Dairy Manufactures
Alpha Tau Gamma. Football, 1, 2; Capt. 2.
Hockey, 1, 2. Baseball, 2. Fraternity Basketball,
1, 2. Bowling, 1. Shorthorn Board Asst. Athletic
"Robbie" is the cheerful ex-football captain with
the cheery "Heigho" for all on the campus. He was
always on time to P. M. classes but early A. M.
classes were his "bug bear." When he showed up
the "Prof" would say, "We may now begin, Robbie'
"Robbie" is very much there with his lessons and
sports in general. He is our most versatile athlete
as his record in football, hockey and baseball would
indicate. We like him for his quiet unassuming
Jfranfe tEufts! 3&afainfion
Cambridge Poultry Husbandry
Poultry Club, 1, 2. Animal Husbandry Club, 2.
Agronomy Club, 2. Outing Club, 1, 2. Cross-
"Robby" was one of the most enthusiastic and
valuable Stockbridge members to the Outing Club.
Seldom did he miss a hike or an opportunity to do
some real work for the good of the club.
In spite of the fact that "Robby" has been subjected
to the lofty (?) discourses at the "Colonial" three
times a day, he has maintained his fine set of ideals.
This speaks well for his roomates, the conservative
"Bill" Nye and the individualist "Art" Wiley.
Having spent three terms with them we do not fear
for your future "Robby."
Jamacia Plain Floriculture
S. C. S. Floriculture Club, 1. Glee Club, 1, 2.
Women's Student Government Association, 2.
"Ginny" believes in keeping things to herself. Still
waters run deep, so does "Ginny." A quiet brown-
eyed girl demurely going about campus. "Ves? My,
but you don't know her at all. She can and will
talk and occasionally will smile. Lately she appears
to be doing more of both.
She always enjoys herself no matter where she is.
This with charming personality will take her far in
this world. She is a lover of nature and what is more
she ufiderstands it.
Cfjcster iWrCorb 3aootr
Oakham Animal Husbandry
Cheerleader, '32. Animal Husbandry Club, 31, '32.
Agronomy Club, '31. Glee Club, '31.
"Chet" makes you think of the story of the fellow
who came from the Country and made good, but,
strange as it seems, he came from the City and made
good in the Country. "Chet" came from New Haven
to show the hay what he knew about An Hus and we
think he has done it.
If you see a carefree, happy-go-lucky, and friendly
fellow riding around in his "Lizzie," you can bef
your last dollar that it is "Chet."
"Chet" is very popular among his classmates and
gained a lot of popularity as the cheer leader of his
Alma Mater. Keep the old cheers coming "Chet,"
no matter what happens.
Alpha Tau Gamma. Hockey, 1, 2.
"Maurie" is the leader (?) of the "professionals"
and always contends that he and his colleagues make
up the "cream" of the Horticulture class. On campus
he is nonchalant, sly, cozy, cheerful and woman shy
although he never admits a thing.
Golf is "Maurie's" great game and when this
potential pro-greenkeeper gets his white collar job,
we will all be around to play his course.
STosicpf) Carl g^aalftanfe, HTr.
Alpha Tau Gamma. Football, Manager 2.
Hockey, 2. Orchestra, 1. Fraternity-Bowling, 1.
If by chance you ever visit Lawrence in the near
future look up "Joe" for he will probably be super-
vising the work on some nearby golf course. Yes,
"Joe" is one of our distinguished professionals in the
golf course maintainance game. If "Joe" keeps up
the good work, opportunity is sure to knock.
"Joe" was our little "drummer." He drummed
the piano keys with his fingers and the campus and
surrounding roads with his Ford car tires. Boy ! did
he like his speed. It took more than one bad bounce
to stop him.
anbrcto QTfjcolrore Harris
Lowell Poultry Husbandry
Basketball, '29. Poultry Club, 1, 2.
"Andy" is one of the many fellows who seem to
walk around the campus as quietly and friendly as
any fellow could wish. He does not say much but
he is certainly popular with his classmates.
"Andy" always bears a collegiate appearance. Due
to some attraction down in Lowell way, he dresses up
"fit to kill" when visiting that well known "hamlet."
A leader in his class in many ways, "Andy" has
plenty of ambition and ought to carry the poultry
business over the top.
3Fof)n Jfrancis ^fjerilian
Alpha Tau Gamma, Seargent-at-Arms. Football,
1, 2. Fraternity Basketball, 1, 2.
"Sherry" is the toy bull dog from Clinton. He is
one of the few little fellows who was not mistaken
for a football during a scrimmage. Fast, fiery and
clever, giving his best at all times he smashed into
the fray. A little more weight and he would have
been a sure "first stringer."
Who of his classmates will ever forget his stories?
Who of the freshmen initiates will ever forget his
wielding of the paddle? We all liked you and shall
miss you, "Sherry."
When it comes to cover crops in an orchard, crim-
son clover is better than alsike. What say, "Sherry"?
Ptlilip Cutler g>l)ort
Springfield Animal Husbandry
Kolony Klub. Animal Husbandry Club, '31, '32.
Vice-President and Treasurer, '31, '32.
If you see what you think might be a bear coming
down the street some Friday, with as much fur on
his face as on his back, it's "Phil" in his dog-skin.
He goes to Oakham often, but spends most of his
time in Barre. We wonder why. Although he holds
a record for sleeping in every one of his classes,
"Phil" is a hard worker, and whether he chooses to
raise hogs or deal in cattle we know he'll come out
on top. Here's luck to you, "Phil."
(Kbgar Marten ^belton
Newton Highlands Animal Husbandry-
Alpha Tau Gamma. Football, 1, 2. Hockey 1, 2.
Animal Husbandry Club, 2. Agronomy Club 2.
Shorthorn Write Ups Committee. Unholy Three,
Is he or is he not, married? He insists that he is
not- but when a man goes home every weekend,
wmething must be up. Anyhow, ••Skelly" seems to
agree with the saying that "you might as well take
the boss's daughter as his stenographer
On the gridiron, "Skelly" has been the mainstay of
■ the Stockbridge eleven during his two seasons of
playing here. His voice, barking signals, is a familiar
sound to many of us. He always seemed to have a
little extra push left.
(gotbon CUiot g)later
"Red" — ^••Romance^'
Kolony Klub. Floriculture Club, 1, 2.
The sources from which Gordon obtained his nick-
names are quite obvious to all, because Red is
popular with almost everyone on the campus.
fust of late "Red'' has appeared to be all wrapped
up in his Horticulture. He has been heard to remark
about how beautiful the shrubs, hills, flowers, and
trees are— in fact, he has almost become a poet and
already has published his first book of verse entitled
—"Advice to the Love-lorn." •'Red's'^ theory is:
••A posey a day keeps romance in sway."
If the proverb— ••In spring a young mans fancy
turns to love,^' is true, we cenainly must have had
an early spring this year. "Red" has been walking on
air for some time.
Jlugt) Chaplin g)milf)
Methuen Animal Husbandry
We first came to know '•Smitty" as one of the most
frequent occupants of a battle scarred, old Ford
touring car. Old age and rust have finally got in
their licks so for the last year '•Smitty along with
some other '^An Husers" have taken to walking.
This isn't much of a hardship, is it "Smitty ? No
sir," says he, '•especially when you have the proper
"""^Sy" came in search of knowledge about
Animal Husbandry. Though he has a hard time
obtaining this knowledge, once he has it, he keeps
it for good. 1 ..c- ■
We, as well as the girls, have enjoyed Snjitty s
neat appearance and enchanting smile. A felloes
such as "Smitty" should find the path of life both
pleasant and profitable.
iflanuel ^aul ^oarcs
Football, 1, 2.
Here is another one of "them An, Husers."
Differing from some of that group, "Manny" is a
quiet sort of fellow. Always to be depended upon,
he worked hard on both the athletic field and in the
"Manny" came to us from Fairhaven and as far
as we know he is going back down there to farm his
father's place. If he keeps on after he leaves Amherst
at the pace he has set while here, the little farm on
the marshes will be the wonder of the town.
^bertooob Carlton g)teliman
Kolony Klub, Historian, 2. Track, 1, 2. Hockey
Mgr., 2. Athletic Board (Sec'y.) 2. Shorthorn
Board, Asst. Art Editor. Fraternity Basketball, 1, 2.
Volley Ball, 2.
Here we have a student, a real he-man student for
as well as maintaining a high scholastic standing,
"Steddy" is one of our outstanding athletes. Last
winter he ran the men ragged and then jumped all
over them. A second place in the pentathlon against
the best men in the entire school both State and
Stockbridge is no bad record is it?
This past year there has seemed to be some strange
and most likely charming attraction in Springfield.
We have been wondering if he goes to the movies
with her the placement training way.
3aalpf) Cbtuarb g>tratton
within the shade of
1, '31. Track, 'V.
"Youth is the
the distance, aln
the Empire State Building, we hear the rhythmic sotig
of the whirling lawn mower blades and the snip-snip
of the clippers. Ralph likes this locality and claims
estate maintenance is the best fun in the world.
Nothing like working out in the air with the sun,
birds, and flowers. Try working in a basement for
five years under artificial light as he has and we do
not doubt but what we would agree with his con-
Whether running or pole vaulting, "Strat" is there
with the ",£;oods."
STames ^ntfjonp g>ulUt)an
Alpha Tau Gamma. Student Council, 1, 2.
Poultry Club, 1, 2. Newman Club, 1, 2. Football, 1.
Fraternity Basketball, 2.
"Sully" came up from Holyoke with the express
purpose of becoming a feed man. That he is well
on the road to that is unquestionable, as many pro-
ponents of home mixed feeds can attest.
Whenever we had a need for a mediator, "Jim"
filled the gap to the satisfaction of all.
A man of serious demeanor yet with that infectious
joke, game, or wisecrack just beneath the surface.
Is it any wonder he was the most popular man of
"He never failed a friend nor ever feared a foe."
Best of everything, "Jim."
Ci)e£iter raillacti ^totngon
West Rutland, Vermont Horticulture
Before knowing "Chet's" future plans, one should
have an idea of what he is like. Here it is; he is
one of those little boys about six feet tall and weigh-
ing from 175 lbs. up. Although he possesses a very
black beard, it belies his age for he hasn't reached
He is a kindly, well liked soul, who plans to
manage the estates of the elite in the near future.
So hear ye all, and when you make your first million
and need a good man just see Mr. C. W. Thomson.
We wish him all kinds of success and feel sure
that come what may, he will be remembered as a
and a loyal friend.
Stuart 3Foi)n£ion lEburber
Track, Manager 2. Animal Husbandry Club, 1, 2.
Agronomy Club, 1, 2. Glee Club, 1, 2.
"Duke" hails from the beautiful city of Vermont
known as Brattleboro but we know that he spends
most of his week-ends in Boston. To "Duke" goes
the distinction of being the first manager of an
organized Stockbridge track team. His record as
manager compared very well with the fine record of
One of the reasons why "Duke" is so popular is
his unselfish attitude towards his classmates. Besides
his various accomplishments as an "An. Huser" in
this institution, he is without a doubt the most out-
standing member of Miss Gould's class in ball room
dancing in "Hamp."
ILea "Werner ^Kofeo
"Tok" — "Finn"
Fitchburg Dairy Manufactures
Alpha Tau Gamma. Basketball, 1 ; Captain, 2.
Fraternity Badminton, 2.
This good-natured, handsome Finn from Fitchburg
is known campus-wide for his dry humor and ready
wit. He is everybody's friend and that includes the
ladies. We find that he can be serious, too, if he
wishes. The dairy industry is sure to benefit by his
genial smile and his enthusiasm.
Everyone will remember "Tok" and his basketball
team. However, no matter how things went, you
could never upset his fine spirit.
When "Tok" goes back to Fitchburg, we know he
will clean up the town and establish a real dairy for
the welfare of the public.
aRofaert Hangbon tlTrott
A rollicking good fellow after a rollicking good
time, "Bob" is always ready to entertain the gang
with stories of blood curdling adventure or weird,
awesome mystery. Many's the time he made the
chills run up our spines and forced our eyes to look
around in back of us. However, it was in his happy,
boyish stories of boats, airplanes, and kids fun that
we got the greatest indication of his real nature.
These stories brought out "Bob's" wholesome
character and good nature.
We expect "Bob" will some day be quite a business
man. His ability to do his work well, his ambition
and his pleasant personality should carry him far.
iWarjoric J^ajel Cutner
Yarmouth Port Floriculture
S. C. S. Floricuhure Club, 1. Glee Club, 1, 2.
"Midge" with her good nature, understanding and
motherliness has been quite a factor in the life of
the S. C. S. and possibly the class during these last
two years. She is generous, ambitious and always
ready to do anything she can.
She would make a fine hostess for a "down-on-the-
cape" tea room. "Midge" must have missed the
salty tang of ocean breezes while way up here in this
often wind-blown, dust covered valley.
"Midge" says that thirteen is her lucky number, if
so, we wish her thirteen of everything (?).
Jgruno llalufao "^uornofi
Brighton Dairy Manufactures
Animal Husbandry Club, 1, 2. Outing Club, 1.
Cross-country, Assistant Manager, 2.
Bruno is a quiet, soft spoken chap who says very
little about himself. Whenever there is any informa-
tion to be obtained, "B. K." goes ahead and gets it.
Nothing gets by him, not even the "go's."
He likes his fresh air and enjoys hikmg about
the country side. Very few Outing Club hikes got
by him during his two years here. Perhaps this
liking of his was a reason for his sympathetic mas-
saging of the various cross-country men.
"B. K." is another outstanding member of the class
in Ballroom dancing that meets once a week. Watch
those feet, "B. K."
Good luck, old pal, and keep out of Turner Falls.
g>tanlep JWattfjcto Walih
Senior Class. Dance Committee,
ball, 1. Badminton, 2.
We all remember "Stan" last year with his vivid
green jacket and battered-in Boy Scout hat. He is one
of these happy-go-lucky, honest boys who abhor
"Stan" found "Math" to be very complex last year
but balanced things up with his "Aggie Engineering"
course. He was the star pupil. Don't you remember
that flat hundred of his. .
We enjoyed his cheery smile and quiet bearing.
We feel sure that "Stan" will reach his goal and
extend to him our hand in parting.
JBaniel Milliam ilarren, Ir.
"Dan" — "Smooth" — "June"
Alpha Tau Gamma. Leader of "The Moaning
Trio." Newman Club, 1, 2. Hockey, 1, 2. Foot-
ball, 1. Fraternity — Badminton, 2.
Who is that smart looking fellow coming down the
street? Why that's "Junior" Warren! During the
entire two years he was here he excelled in vanquish-
ing the weaker sex, leaving behind a stream of
broken hearts and tender memories. "Junior'' was
our mainstay on the hockey team and ended the
season as the high scorer on the squad. As far as
we know, his one worldly ambition is to meet the
young lady from church. Through the medium of
the famous Warren smile he is bound to become
acquainted. He is always smiling, happy, and an all
around good fellow.
a&cginaliJ ^f)erman Masfftburn
Poultry Club, 1.
"Reggie" is one of these fellows who is always in
a hurry no matter where he is going. Such was the
case when "Reggie" purchased a Ford and headed
in the direction of Amherst. Forced to stay in
Amherst due to defects in "Lizzie," he decided to
study poultry at Stockbridge.
We often wondered when we saw him traveling
as fast as he can for Middleboro. (We hope the
business is not too serious "Reggie.")
"Reggie" is a friendly, well liked, neat appearing
young man who is very quiet, even approaching the
mysterious. He gave himself away, however, when
he began to throw those Middleboro curves for the
S. S. A. baseball team. May all things break for you
as easily as a baseball, "Reggie."
<@ilbert Curlii^g Slattsi
Whitman Dairy Manufactures
"Gil" was a shark down in "Aggie Engines." He
always seemed to get the difficult jobs but that didn't
bother "Gil." He just went right ahead and did
One morning "Gil" found that he could slip ofT
the "Aggie Engine" benches as easily as he could
slide thru the "Aggie Engine" course. This near
catastrophe amused his class mates immensely.
According to "Gil" the Plymouth Rock Ice Cream
Company is quite some place. If it wasn't before it
must be now for "Gil" spent six months working
"Gil" gained quite a reputation for generosity
among the freshman during his two terms of waiting
on table at Draper Hall.
JSrabfoclr (£tncit Mefab
Basketball, '.^2. Baseball, '32.
"Brad," a graduate of Essex County Agricultural
School, and winner of two scholarships at Brockton
Fair, well deserves to be called a typical 4-H Club
During his year here we have noted that his
interest is not confined to Pomology alone. He was
one of the two seniors on the basketball squad and
later demonstrated his ability in baseball.
Many of us will long remember his clever imper-
sonation of "Mandy" in that little skit — "Train Time
?#cnrp Hurt Mcililitf)
Alpha Tau Gamma, Treasurer. Floriculture Club,
1, 2. Football, 1.
Henry was the only Flori. man who seemed to be
able to hit Prof. Hubbard's courses fer anything more
than a good sweat. Although spending a great deal
of his time studying, he saved most of his time week-
ends for a little Miss in the home town.
"Dutchy" as he is known best, has two great
ambitions, namely: becoming a would-be florist, and
the other to be able to perch on the limb of an apple
tree and whistle like a bird (Crow) in the spring-
Never mind "Dutchy," if you can make monkeys
out of your customers like you made out of us on
the Flori. Exams, you won't have to worry where your
next banana is coming from.
Cftegter Clinton WH)telet
Amherst Poultry Husbandry
Poultry Club, 1, 2. Track, 1.
"Chet" should have felt right at home for Ambers;
is his hometown.
"Chet" is rarely seen with the fair sex but we do
not choose to boast too widely for it is said that
while in New York he was out until 2 o'clock in the
morning enjoying night life in the big city. In spite
of his innumerable excuses we still are wondering
what went on.
With an earlier background of experience, topped
by his training here we know that he will be success-
ful in the poultry game. His recent acquisition of
John Storrs strain of Rhode Island Reds is an
additional indication of his future success.
©onalb Albert lltiittomf)
Somerville Vegetable Gardening
Football, 1, 2.
Gaze upon one quarter of the "Vegetable Garden-
Not every man in Stockbridge can take two majors
at the same time and get away with it as "Clutts""
has done. In addition to his vegetable gardening
course, he has pursued the course of Home Economics
this past year. Just ask his landlady what a good
housekeeper he is.
Lucky will be the girl that lands ""Clutts" ! Watch
out "Clutts," this is Leap Year.
Along with his other achievements, '"Clutts"' is
also an expert teamster as his placement boss will tell
Well good luck, "Clutts," we know you will get
ahead in "your chosen field because you have got the
?^otoarb JSertram IKfjite
■ 'White/ ■
Basketball, 1. Shorthorn Board
He was Howard to us at first because of his shy,
bashful first time away from home attitude. Two
years at the "University" has changed all this, however,
and now we are glad to know him as "Whitey,"
a real Stockbridge man.
"Whitey" is fond of the flaming red heads.
Perhaps this desire for color was one reason for his
choice of fruit growing as a profession. We think
that it is easier and safer to deal with nice red apples,
Reports indicate that he is a hard working, ambi-
tious young man who rarely sleeps. Maybe he
intends to be Edison in the fruit line. Good luck,
there is always a place for a man who is wide awake.
Ctjarles! (gtliiert iHijttmore
Forestdale Dairy Manufactures
Kolony Klub. Animal Husbandry Club, 1, 2.
Here we have one of those quiet, unassuming
fellows who somewhat deceive you. We always
thought that he was bashful and shy but alas, one
night, our thoughts were rudely shattered. A street
light proved to be too near his parked car.
We do not see much of "Charlie" on weekends!
Business (?) trips to Springfield and occasional flying
trips to his home in Forestdale seems to use up the
most of them.
All "kidding" aside we all like "Charlie." He is
a hard worker, being very much in demand at Flint
Lab. when there is extra work to be done. If the
material counts for anything we can picture nothing
but a successful future for "Charlie."
Heonarli JRogers Mfjttncp
"Joe Brown" — "Len"
Pittsfield Animal Husbandry
kolony Klub. Animal Husbandry Club, '31, '32.
Football, '31, '32.
"Joe" can be seen around campus any old time,
and his smile and good nature have made him many
friends, especially among the "An Husers." He
always has a good word for everyone and everyone
has one or maybe two for him. "Joe" came here
from way out Pittsfield way two years ago and, in
his stay with us here, has done fine work. He went
back to his home town for placement and, from what
we've heard tell, he'll be headed back to the sticks
again this June to show them a bit more about
€leanor iflatp Miltiev
Brookline Animal Husband^'
S. C. S. Animal Husbandry Club, 1. Glee Club,
1, Shorthorn Board. Assistant Art Editor, 1, 2.
"Bunny" has artistic talent, and especially does
she like to spend her spare time drawing dogs. She
has found that she much prefers dogs to cows. Her
hair is cut shon. which is really too bad, as she is
our only blonde; however, her long dark lashes
panially make up for it. Her boyishness and mis-
chievous playfulness are famed, and yet she has seen
more of life than most of us. We were all glad to
have "Bunny" back after absence of fall term, for
who could help liking her?
Go to it. "Bunny," the "An Husers" will back you
to the limit.
ilrtfjur ILvman Milep
"Art" — "Mahatma"
Kolony Klub. Outing Club, 2.
"Oh sleep it is a gentle thing beloved from pole
Arthur, devout master of his will and high con-
victions, is noted also for his satire and droll wit
within classes and about campus. Many's the time
he had the whole class roaring in Business Law and
We hear that "Art" made good on placement and
had quite a number of men "under" him. We do
not wonder that they want him back. He is an
individual whose memorj' will linger with many of
us as we set out on the great open road to success.
©rmanb llamEton ISilliams
"Bill"— "O. K."
Bridgeport, Conn. Floriculture
Alpha Tau Gamma. Football, 1. Floriculture
Club, 1. Vice-President, 2. Fraternity Volley Ball, 2.
"O. K." as he is commonly called, hails from
Bridgeport, Conn. Having received much training
in the army, his posture as well as his habits show
its influence. He puts his heart and soul into ever)'-
thing he does, thus one reason for his good marks.
"O. K." tried football the first year and showed
good promise but was forced to give up either
"hashing" or football and so gave up the latter. A
clean sport, a hard fighter but beneath it all a real
friend. "O. K." would do anything for anyone.
He's got a good head on his shoulders and time will
only tell how big a success he will be.
Fairview, Penn. Horticulture
Kolony Klub, President 2. Commencement Com-
The boy from the middle West who made good at
the "University." He led Kolony Klub through the
successful season it ever had and contributed
also to the success of his class as chairman of the
class commencment committee.
Although his major together with his offices have
kept him pretty busy, he did manage to find time now
and then to visit the town of Easthampton and certain
people therein. Perhaps his liking for potato chips
accounts for his trips over there rather than just the
Good luck for the future, "Blisters," is the wish of
he friends you have made while here.
3?oj)n Maters (guccn
doin and a great
It was a sad day for
in the history of the poultry department when
"Queenie" left Maine and came down and entered
Boy! does that man know his chickens? Why
shouldn't he, he studies them day and night (?).
First we saw a yellow and green Ford roadster,
then a big fur coat and finally a face. The face
belonged to "Queenie." Always slick and span and
wearing the best of clothes "Queenie" added much to
the dignity of the school.
Killed May 4, 1931, while on placement training, in a
grade crossing accident at South Dennis.
We knew him as our classmate ; we remember him as
i^x-M^mbnB nf tl|? (Elaas of 1935
Here we have listed those former
various reasons to stay with us thru out
as our friends, and we regret that they
Myra L. Adams
Gilbert T. Beaton
Robert H. Bossidy
Ebert E. Bourdo
Walter L. Brown
Joseph N. Carreiro, Jr.
Portsmouth, R. I.
Richard M. Clogston
Frank J. Connell
Howard A. Cummings
John L. Diggin
Levi A. Dunivan
Martin E. Edman
Daniel S. Fiske, Jr.
Arthur L. Garland
John D. Granger
William H. Grant, 2nd
Saul H. Grody
Horace D. Guidoboni
classmates of ours who have been unable foi
these past two years. Many of these we knew
are not fellow graduates of Stockbridge, Class
Samuel O. Hall
Norman M. Hill
Arthur W. Howe
Sara Lui (special)
James R. Matthew
Robert M. Metzler
Hubert T. McCarty
La Paz, Bolivia, So. America
Elizabeth J. Pedigo
Ronceverte, W. Va.
Henry B. Reynolds
Clinton H. Richards
Earle a. Ricker
Clarence G. Roper
Elton J. Ross
Leonard L. Schulman
Lloyd H. Sime
Eleanor C Thatcher
George F. Watts
Dwight K. Williams
Poughkeepsie, N. Y.
MOST VALUABLE MAN .... James A. Sullivan
MOST POPULAR GIRL .... Lois L. Babb
MOST POPULAR MAN .... James A. Sullivan
BEST LOOKING GIRL .... Lois L. Babb
BEST LOOKING MAN .... Daniel W. Warren, Jr.
MOST VERSATILE Leon E. Pearson
MOST ATHLETIC Floyd G. Robinson
CLASS PALS Faszczewski and Ek
CLASS WIT Arthur Wiley
CLASS ARTIST L. Ivan Bruce, Jr.
CLASS GROUCH Arthur Y. Nelson
CLASS TRAMP E. Warren Skelton
CLASS BLUFFERS Stratton and Low
BEST DANCER Daniel W. Warren, Jr.
QUIETEST Arthur Wiley and Virginia Rollins
NOISIEST Kenneth E. Keith
GRIND . . . ■ . . . . William F. Nye
CAVEMAN Duane F. Carpenter
SHEIK Daniel W. Warren, Jr.
NIGHT-OWL Walter E. Hanhy
MOST BASHFUL George I. Booker
MOST GULLIBLE Emil Jaeschke
SLEEPIEST Duane F. Carpenter
TYPICAL STOCKBRIDGE MAN . Arthur E. Marsh
HORTICULTURIST Leon E. Pearson
FLORIST Arthur E. Marsh
DAIRY MANUFACTURER . . . Omer R. Descheneaux
POULTRYMAN Horace H. Clark
POMOLOGIST Stanley J. Mistarka
AN. HUSER Harold W. Bishop
VEG. GARDENER Charles H. Mayhew
MoBt Popular Prnfrasor
lalpli A. llan*tpr
Most Popular Prof.
President Student Council
President S. C. S.
President Alpha Tau Gamma
President Kolony Klub
Associate Editor, Shorthorn
Business Manager,. Shorthorn
Ralph A. Van Meter
Charles W. Dawson
Leon E. Pearson
Lois L. Babb
Leonard A. Burnham
James A. Sullivan
Katherine O. Davis
F. Arnold Bowen
Ormand K. Williams
Leon E. Pearson
Charles L. Leland
Horace H. Clark
Life has been good to us, some shadow, but a good deal of sunlight. We are
aged and eighty, sitting in front of an open fireplace letting the heat warm our
rheumatic old joints — drifting, dreaming through the days spent at Stockbridge. Faces
and figures appearing in the flames join us in a belated "bull session" to recall long
Say, remember when we first landed there in '30? We were sort of lost then,
but the faculty threw a couple of banquets at the "Hash House," and the Profs, made
speeches. The meals were good, too. Then the "Y M" gave a party at the "Mem"
building. That was fun. The seniors were there, and some kind of punch, too —
but it was too sweet. The only trouble with that party was the "fewness" of girls.
The ones who were there sure danced, though they didn't get any peace.
'Member the hike to Mt. Toby? Shucks, I wore out a new pair of boots that day.
What a football team we had that year — won all but two games, and tied one
of those. We got Deerfield the next year though — and how!
Say, remember how we got tired of waiting for the seniors to give us a dance?
We beat them to it and gave them one — in the "Mem" Building. Then they got
around to having one for us.
What did you do on Placement Training? "Geez! I was way off in the sticks,
nothing doing a-tall." "I had a good time — the boss's daughter was dang pretty."
"All I did was pull weeds."
The old campus looked good after six months — back to books, and — sure, don't
forget the "Abby."
Didn't the team get banged up the last year? But on the whole we had a
successful season — for didn't we take our ancient enemy into camp? 19-0 — Wheeee!
Remember the freshman who characterized the "Stockbridge Squire" song? Hip boots,
overgrown pipe, and wide-brimmed flat-crowned hat — that was good.
And how about the hat rush? That was good clean fun, with plenty of rough-
house. My favorite position was horizontal — and having six crazy freshmen doing a
war dance up and down my spine. Yea — they won.
But we didn't let the freshmen get ahead of us on the dance though — we gave them
one in the Drill Hall, then they returned it in the "Mem" Building.
After that came Easter 'Vacation, and when we returned there were no freshmen
— sorta missed seeing them around.
The last term! Frat dances — the picnic — the last banquet — the play — graduation
day — Prom. — Pals — . . .
" '11 take down . . . ol' . . . . silv' . . . goblet
". . . 'ith . . name . . Stockbridge on .... 't,
"An ... '11 open 'nother . . . keg . . . ."
"Granpa! Wake up! It's time for your medicine!"
"O. K." Williams,
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(ElaBB (§mc2XB 1933
Vice-President Secretary President
Carl A. Frank Raymond A. Shulander John M. Turner
Barbara E. P. Desoe
OIlaHS of 1933
Barney, Grover Cleveland, Jr.
Bedford, Edward Thomas
Forest Hills, N. Y.
Bedford, Harold Pemberton
Forest Hills, N. Y.
Bernier, Arthur Lewis
Bodwell, Gareth Palmer
BONNEMORT, ChARLES ROSCOE
BouDO, Henry James
Brace, Albert George
Brandley, James William
Briggs, Robert Ogden
Brown, George Addison
BuRRELL, Robert Howard
BuRRiDGE, George Cornelius
Calvert, Floyd Carlton
Carlson, Walter Walfrid
Carroll, Ethel Barnes
Cook, Gordon Makepeace
CooNEY, Joseph Francis
Cottrell, Lewis Arthur
Cross, Robert Francis
Crouse, John Southworth
Currier, Charles Amos
Cutter, James Ross
Dennen, Frederick Waite
Desoe, Barbara Ella Paton
Dodge, Henry Dutton
South Royalton, Vt.
Dolby, Warren Chase
Eastman, Albert Lowell
Fenno, Gordon Hill
Field, George Almer
Folan, John Francis
Foulsham, Charles Kenneth
Frank, Carl Alfred
Gallagher, John Vincent, Jr.
Gelineau, Raymond Flavien
GooDNOw, Hollis Bradley
Grady, Francis Joseph
Hagelberg, Edward Eino
Haggerty, James Harold
Hahn, Frank Jacob
Hallaren, Arthur Edward
Hamel, John Bernard
Haney, Joseph Paul
Harris, Elbert Artman
Yonkers, N. Y.
Hastings, Chilton Mason
Hebert, Lisle Joseph
Hill, Alfred Norman
Hill, Bernard Thomas
Hilton, Harry Edward
HOKANSON, Harold Raymond
Hunt, Harold Edward
Jaeger, Alfred Berthold
Newark, N, J.
Jarkko, Leo Osmo
Jennings, Howard Hall
Keegan, Stanley Kenneth
KiLCOYNE, James Harold
Klock, Clarence Randolph
Knowles, Albert Hadden
Koistinen, Paul Olavi
North Stonington, Conn.
Lamson, Robert Douglas
LiVERMORE, LeLAND BROMLEY
MacDonald, John Duncan
Mansfield, Richard Dexter
Marston, Lawrence Wilson
Martin, John Rose
Merrill, Henry Wales
Mueller, George Theodore
Murphy, Leo Vincent
McIvER, William Henry
MacLean, William James
MacQuade. Joseph Walter
Newton, Donald James
NooNE, Kenneth McCormac
Nyland, Harry Edward
Oehme, Chester Gordon
O'Neil, James Francis
Pearson, Harold James
Proctor, Thornton Alfred
Rantoul, Albert Wood, Jr.
Rider, Carol Adelaide
Burlingham, N. Y.
Riley, Herbert Emery
RoBBiNS, Ronald Goddard
Root, Edgar Whitney
ScHMiD, Frederic Daniel
ScHooN maker, Robert Sellack, Jr.
Passaic, N. J.
Sears, Charles Augustus Emery, Jr
Senior, George Calvin
Sheehan, John Andrew
Sherwood, Warren Walker
Shulander, Raymond Alfred
SiBEL, John Edward
Mt. Airy, Philadelphia, Pa.
Simmons, Eric Whiting
Small, Frank Andersen
Spalding, George Howard
Spear, Philip Augustine
Stearns, Perry Chamberlain, Jr.
Steele. Arnold David
Steele, Charles Henry
Stone, Herbert Edwin, Jr.
Sullivan, John Joseph
SwANsoN, Milton Reed
Thompson, Lloyd Fabun
Tileston, Robert Gushing
TowNE, Leland Salem
TowNSEND, Allen Livingston
Ardsley, N. Y.
Turner, John Methuen
VanLeeuwen, John Kenneth
Veiga, Manuel Mello
Wakefield, Lester Harrington
Wakelee, Robert Charles
Williams, Henry Phillips, Jr.
Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich.
Wise, Robert Lawrence
Woodard, George Newton
Woodward, Robert Arthur
Wright, Donald Clarence
Wyckoff, Edward Seddan
Bedminster, N, J.
Young, Joseph Henry
iFrpBlimrn Qllafia i^tatnrg
The class of '33 entered the Stockbridge School with the same hopes and expecta-
tions as previous classes of the institution. As the school lived up to these previous
, classes, so it has with us.
Upon enrollment we were found to be one hundred and fifty-nine strong, seven of
our number being women. We were one of the largest entering classes in the history
of the school. Our aim is to gain the added distinction of being one of the finest. The
first few days on the campus consisted of being initiated to the new environment,
causing bewilderment, surprise, and delight. The difficulties and achievements we
experienced were those of any normal freshmen group. Our dignity was somewhat
lessened by the necessity of wearing those little blue caps signifying frosh, but we soon
became accustomed to them. In fact so vital a part of our person that we would have
felt lost and unnatural without them — as we did for a period following the hat rush
which marked the end of the compulsory wearing of this head gear. Then, too, we
found it a very worthwhile policy to show a great deal of awe and respect (at least
in public) for the Senior members of the school. This soon vanished, however, and
was replaced by a sincere feeling of appreciation and respect for the upper classmen.
They proved to be friends of the finest type. We certainly found the class of '32 a
fine group of young men and women.
At the final election the following were chosen to represent the class in the
capacity of class officers : president, John Turner ; vice-president, Carl Frank ; secretary,
Raymond A. Shulander; treasurer, Barbara Desoe.
In athletics and other extra activities the freshmen took active and prominent
part. The football and basketball teams were made up largely of freshmen. This
should add greatly to the strength of these teams next year. The same is true of the
hockey squad, although due to the weather conditions only one game was played.
Two dances were given during the winter term by the school, one by the freshmen
class and one by the senior class. Each occasion was well attented and enjoyed by all.
Our term of study on the campus has now drawn to a close and we're all
looking forward to placement training. In a few days actual, practical work will
replace and supplement the class and laboratory exercises, the first term of which we
have just completed. Our class will be scattered throughout New England and in
some cases even beyond the New England borders. Freshmen will live and study
in different localities, meeting different people and encountering different experiences.
And six months hence when we rejoin each other in Amherst we should have gained
a great many things from this training that will aid us in making our last year at
Stockbridge even better than our first.
The curtain now falls on one of the happiest and most worthwhile periods of
our lives, our first year at Stockbridge — we depart but will return next year to
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President, Katherine O. Davis Vice-President. Lois L. Babb
Treasurer-Secretary. Solveig U. Liljegren Sergeant-at-Artns. Katherine O. Davis
House Chairman, Marjorie H. Turner Council Member, Virginia Rollins
With the opening of the Fall Term the S. C. S., despite its smallness began what
turned out to be a pleasant and most enjoyable year. Seven old members returned and
seven new members were taken into the Sorority.
The freshmen were given their first taste of the Sorority social life on October
third, when the organization held a picnic in Whatley Glen. Miss Hamlin and Miss
Foley attended as guests.
On Friday, October 30, the Freshman Initiation was held.
During the fall term a good old fashioned cider and doughnut party and dance
was given. This proved to be a very enjoyable occasion.
The winter term opened with a bang and continued with much jollity and laughter.
A party was held in Draper Hall with Mr. and Mrs. Smart acting as chaperones. During
this term new officers were elected for the coming year. The following officers were
elected: President, Carol A. Rider; vice-president, Barbara E. P. Desoe; treasurer,
Virginia Reed; secretary, Ethel B. Carroll; sergeant-at-arms, Barbara E. P. Desoe.
The annual S. C. S. Banquet was held this year at Bate's Inn with Miss Hamlin,
the Sorority advisor, and Miss Foley as guests of honor.
Thus ended the social activities of the S. C. S. for the year 1931-32.
OFFICERS FOR 1931-32
Ralph Wvatt President
Robert J. Mills Vice-President
J. Harold Ek Secretary
Francis W. O'Leary Treasurer
Sherwood C. Stedman Historian
Philip C. Short Marshal
Robert L. Baker
Frank E. Dyer
J. Harold Ek
Francis L. Keohan
Paul G. Kneeland
Curtis M. Low
Melvin J. Lafrance
Robert B. Mason
Robert J. Mills
Arthur Y. Nelson
Nelson F. Noren
Francis W. O'Leary
Philip C. Short
Gordon E. Slater
Sherwood C. Stedinan
Stanley M. Walsh
Charles G. Whitmore
Leonard R. Whitney
Arthur L. Wiley, Jr.
Grover C. Barney, Jr.
Charles R. Bonnemort
Glen M. Burbank
Robert H. Burrell
Charles R. Cameron
Lewis A. Ccttrell
Albert L. Eastman
Frank J. Hahn
John B. Hamel
Alfred Norman Hill
Harold R. Hokanson
John D. Macdonald
Richard D. Mansfield
Henry W. Merrill
Leo V. Murphy
Kenneth M. Noone
Chester G. Oehme
Eric W. Simmons
John J. Sullivan
Robert C. Tileston
Manuel M. Veiga
George N. Woodard
SColon^ SClub l|tBtorg
September 28th, an eventful day in the lives of the 21 active members who returned
to carry on for Kolony Klub. The metamorphosis from neophytes to seniors had been
completed after six months of placement training, the final act in our first year as
Stockbridge men. Preparations were immediately begun to welcome the Freshmen on
Open House Night, which occurred on Sept. 30. A well filled house that enjoyed the
Home talent acts put on, repaid our efforts. Oct. 10th, bids were sent out and ten of
the recipients accepted.
Keeping in mind our K. K. customs, "Prof. Nite" was held every Sunday during
the first term. The enthusiasm displayed at these gatherings and the interest between
Professor and student brought out by them, made "Prof. Nite" something to look
The Initiation Banquet was held Oct. 31, graced by five members of the Faculty
and Alumni, who helped the active members make the evening a memorable one for
For social entertainment two "Vic" parties were held as well as the aforementioned
banquet. A new Majestic radio and "Vic" combination furnished the music.
Our second rushing season ushered in the Winter term. Of the bids sent out,
nine men accepted and were initiated. Later on in the term five more bids were sent
out and accepted, which closed our Freshman bidding.
Our Winter House Dance was held in collaboration with A. T. G., at the Lord
Jeffrey Inn on Feb. 26th. Two more "Vic" parties, in Feb. and March, completed our
dancing program outlined for this term. The latter, a Valentine Day event, furnished
an opportunity to decorate the House in the spirit of the occasion.
The Farewell Banquet, which climaxed our contact with the Freshmen, was attended
by Director Verbeck and 21 members of the Faculty and several Alumni. Despite that
"all gone" feeling any Farewell Banquet is apt to bring on, the evening was most
successful and thoroughly enjoyed by all.
The last term brought out our training in some branches with the maintenance work
done on the grounds about the house. Two more "Vic" parties, April 1st and 23rd,
kept the active members socially prepared for the final dance of the year, and what
proved to be an evening that will long be remembered.
Commencement week-end was appropriately begun by our Formal House Dance,
Friday, June 3rd, with music furnished by "Irv" Guyer and his orchestra from
Springfield. As a closing gesture to our social life, it left nothing to be desired. The
future will often be gladdened by memories of this night.
Our year is ended, and with regret, but in the passing, most thoroughly enjoyed
and profitably spent. The education derived and contacts made will ever serve to
remind us of the days at Kolony Klub and Stockbridge, two years of utmost joy and
happiness. And so we write "Finis" with a last wish of good luck to Kolony Klub
and the incoming seniors. May their year be one of joy and good fortune in every way.
Alpljia ®au O^amma
F. Arnold Bowen President
Stephen D. Kovar Vice-President
Omer R. Descheneaux Secretary
Henry K. Weidlich Treasurer
Thomas L. Abbott Historian
John F. Sheridan, Jr Sergeant-at-Artns
Alpl|a Enn O^amma
Thomas L. Abbott
F. Arnold Bowen
L. Ivan Bruce, Jr.
Leonard A. Burnham
Duane F. Carpenter
Horace H. Clark
Norman P. Davis
Francis A. Dolan
Omer R. Descheneaux
Floyd M. Galbraith
Walter E. Hanhy
Emil E. Jaeschke
Kenneth E. Keith
William V. Kibby
Stephen D. Kovar
George M. Lowrie, Jr.
Kenneth A. MacLeod
Walter E. McAvoy
Maurice F. McNulty
Lewis J. Mitchell
Henry H. Neely
Thomas P. O'Connor
Eldon D. Pond
Timothy P. Rabbitt
Floyd G. Robinson
Maurice S. Ryan, Jr.
Joseph C. Saalfrank, Jr.
John F. Sheridan, Jr.
E. Warren Skelton
Hugh C. Smith
James A. Sullivan
Leo V. Toko
Daniel W. Warren, Jr.
Henry K. Weidlich
Ormond K. Williams
Frederick W. Dennen
Gordon H. Fenno
Carl A. Frank
Edvifard E. Hagelberg
Bernard T. Hill .
Alfred B. Jaegar
John R. Martin
Leland B. Livermore
Raymond A. Shulander
John M. Turner
Lester H. Wakefield
Henry P. Williams, Jr.
Edward S. Wyckoff
Robert A. Woodward
Joseph H. Young
Al|il|a ®au (gamma l^tBtnrjj
Another year is past and now another page is added to the history of Alpha Tau
Gamma. Under able leadership and cooperation of all the members A. T. G., has
made excellent progress. The house was reopened and occupied by the new delegation
on Sunday, September 27, and attention turned at once to the pledging of new members.
Wednesday, the 30th, we held the annual smoker and house warming. Eight seniors
and sixteen freshmen received initiation.
The club held its annual initiation banquet this year at the Hotel Northampton
on the evening of November 12. The greeting of the seniors was extended by
L. Ivan Bruce, to which John M. Turner responded for the initiates. All of us
enjoyed an interesting program with Professors Ralph A. Van Meter, Victor A. Rice,
Rollin H. Barrett and Instructor Harold W. Smart as faculty speakers. "Bud" Davis
was at his best with wit, and all enjoyed the program of entertainment interspersed with
song and other musical numbers.
Work in and about the house was carefully carried on by Leonard Burnham,
chairman of the house committee. Shrubbery was set out, the summer collection of
junk moved away and the lawn was fixed up. Inside we had regular "house cleanings"
and the fireplace room made into a trophy and banner room having in it a register for
alumni who come back. The walls were covered with college and A. T. G. banners,
framed campus pictures, and freshman hats. Each of the study rooms had cleaning
schedules which were enforced.
Several improvements were made on the house. The upstairs bathroom received
an over-hauling and a coat of paint. At the end of the winter term the downstairs
floor underwent complete rejuvenation. The old wall and wiring was replaced by
new. The floor was jacked up and leveled, then a new hardwood floor laid and polished.
It hasn't been all work here tho. We have had our good times in big ways.
The Club held its annual fall house dance at the Women's Club. Next term came
the inter-fraternity house dance with K. K., February 26 at the Lord Jeff. This
,dance was one of the most pleasant events of the year and will be remembered for
a long time by all of us.
Inter-fraternity competition was started again this year but due to complications
which arose in getting the cage for our activities we were unable to terminate the
events. "Tommy" O'Connor, chairman of the Sunday night programs committee,
opened a series of weekly entertainments. Among them was Mr. Shaugnessy of the
American Federation of Magicians, movies of the Stockbridge-Deerfield football game
and one Sunday evening was devoted to "Prof's night." Several members of the
faculty were guests of the house and enjoyed a sociable evening in an informal way.
Thursday evening, March 3, the seniors gave the freshman a farewell banquet
at the Hotel Northampton. An interesting and enjoyable program was followed by
election of officers of the new delegation. "Teddy" Wyckoff was elected president
for the coming year.
But time doesn't stand still and Commencement came with its hurry, fluster, and
excitement. Now we join the ranks of those who look backward — and remember.
A. T. G. means so much to all of us, its contacts, the fellowship of being and living
together, and the everlasting friendships we've made, all blend to give us the infinite
something that will always be with us, — that we can never forget.
Thomas L. Abbott.
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Lorin E. Ball, better known to the Stockbridge group as "Red," graduated from
Massachusetts Agricultural College in 1921. As an undergraduate "Red" was vitally
interested in athletics, winning his letter in baseball and basketball. He has continued
in the field of work he has liked best. Since graduation he has served the institution
in the capacity of an athletic assistant and in 1924 he was assigned as instructor in
Physical Education in charge of the Stockbridge School football and basketball squads.
With the opening of the new Physical Education Building in the fall of 1931, and the
appointment of Coach Mel Taube to the college staff as football and basketball coach,
Instructor Ball was placed in full charge of the Physical Education program of Stock-
bridge. He is a coach, an official par excellence and above all else a real teacher.
A thorough master of his subject, tireless in his efforts to make details clear, he
has had marked success with the athletic teams and the recreation work of the Stock-
bridge School. He is generous and loyal to a fault and whole heartedly devoted to
his work. "Red" is respected and liked by all those who come in contact with him,
and under his guidance the Stockbridge teams have exemplified the highest in sports-
manship and athletic ideals.
"Where's Red?" is one of the common expressions when Stockbridge Alumni
return for commencement, and is indicative of the esteem and popularity he has attained.
Coach Ball had a squad of fifty odd football aspirants when school opened but
injuries soon claimed over twelve of them. Everything seemed to point to a successful
season as "Red" had four letter men as a nucleus and several more promising senior
and freshmen candidates to fill in with. Assistant Coach Tuttle took charge of the
second squad as he did last year. Several of his charges joined the varsity squad
later in the season.
HARTFORD 27— S. S. A. 6
Stockbridge opened its 1931 football season with Hartford High at Hartford.
Coach Ball was undecided as to what combination to start and made many replacements
during the game.
Hartford showed her superiority early in the game and gained at will thru a
heavier but unexperienced Stockbridge line. The High School boys scored three touch-
downs in the first half while Captain Robinson's team could do no better than reach
the 20 yard line where it lost the ball on a signal mix-up. Hartford scored again early
in the third period to put the score at 27 — 0. Late in the third period, with Skelton
carrying the brunt of the attack, Stockbridge made their only score. The final period
was scoreless with neither team being able to advance the ball for any substantial gain.
This game was rather disastrous as two first string men were lost for the remainder
of the season.
S. S. A. 12— CATHEDRAL 6
Stockbridge opened its home season October 16, by entertaining Cathedral high
of Springfield on Alumni Field. Many new faces were seen in the Stockbridge lineup
as some of the first team players were temporarily incapacitated.
Cathedral presented her usual stubborn defense, keeping the local boys from scoring
until the middle of the second period. In this surge Frank and Skelton carried the ball
seventy yards on oflf tackle plays and wedges. Early in the third period with Skelton
and Robinson as chief factors, Stockbridge started a midfield drive which terminated
when Skelton crossed the goal line standing up, on a "quick opening play" from the
five yard line. Captain Robinson gained the extra point on a cross-back. At this point
Cathedral showed a punch and scored late in the third period after several exchanges
Neither team scored in the final period although the Blue and White were con-
tinually the aggressor.
C. A. C. "FROSH" 31— S. S. A. 7
Connecticut "Aggie Frosh" journeyed from Storrs, October 23. to meet Stockbridge
in the second home game. The "Frosh" presented a formidable line-up in hopes of
avenging last year's defeat.
The visitors started off by marching the length of the field with an ease that bid ill
for the locals. To everyone's surprise Stockbridge retaliated in the same manner with
Faszczewski finally scoring on an end run of ten yards. Frank captured the extra
point with a wedge. The "Frosh" dominated in the second period by virtue of a
seventy-five yard run back by Lucani, visiting quarterback. In the third period Lucani
again ran wild through a dazed Stockbridge team, scoring twice more. Late in the
final period Stockbridge regained confidence and started a drive which fell five yards ,
short of the goal line as the final whistle sounded.
Robinson and Carpenter excelled for Stockridge while Lucani of the "Frosh" was
undoubtedly the outstanding man on the field.
S. S. A 7— WILLISTON 7
On October 30, Stockbridge and Williston fought to a tie as a result of a touched
ball being recovered by Williston end behind the Stockbridge goal line.
Stockbridge scored early in the opening period after a number of scintillating
runs by Frank. One of these, an end run of fifteen yards, resulted in a touchdown.
Frank also converted the extra point on a faked pass. Here the Blue and White settled
down and contented themselves with holding an outweighted and inferior team. In
the final period McGouigle, Academy fullback, punted deep into the Stockbridge terri-
tory where the ball was touched by a "sub" quarterback and allowed to roll into the
end zone, Shaw, Williston right-end, recovered for a touchdown. Clark, Academy
half-back, dropkicked for the extra point. The game ended with Stockbridge putting
on a determined drive for a touchdown.
NEW BRITAIN 44— S. S. A.
Stockbridge journeyed to New Britain, Connecticut, on November 7, to receive one
of the worst lacings ever administered to a team coached by "Red" Bail. Stockbridge
was smothered under an avalanche of touchdowns. Bay lock, scoring three times was
the chief ofi^endor.
The Blue and White featured a line that a strong breeze would have knocked over
and a secondary that forgot to tackle all afternoon. Most of the touchdowns came as
a result of off tackle plays in which the ball carriers ran unmolested thru the entire
team without a Stockbridge man leaving his feet. New Btitain started her second
team but soon withdrew them in favor of the first team, as Stockbridge showed power
in the opening minutes. Wedges were the only plays that gained for Stockbridge,
these often resulting in first downs.
S. S. A. 7— SPRINGFIELD "FROSH" 3
Stockbridge further added to the misery of the dopesters in defeating the undefeated
and highly touted Springfield "Frosh" eleven Nov. 14, at Springfield.
Stockbridge showed a complete reversal of form and overcame the odds to hold
the "Frosh" on even terms during the first two periods and to show the way throughout
the last two stanzas.
Gavoni put Springfield into the lead early in the opening period with a 30 yard
placement boot. After this the ball remained in enemy territory while Stockbridge
hammered a practically immovable "Frosh" line with very little success. Kovar's long
spirals kept Springfield continually on the defense. Midway through the final period
Stockbridge forced herself into a favorable scoring position. Skelton passed to Jaeger
for a twenty yard gain which brought the ball to the ten yard line. After a series of
line bucks which failed to gain Skelton again passed to Jaeger who stepped across the
goal line. Skelton scored the extra point on a line buck. Springfield spent the remain-
ing moments in throwing futile passes.
S. S. A. 19— Deerfield
Realizing that the undefeated Academy team would provide the toughest of oppo-
sition, Stockbridge journied to Deerfield with a spirit and a self confidence that could
not be denied.
Showing a vicious offensive and the same type' of defensive play used against
Springfield "Frosh", the Stockbridge boys swept over a fighting Deerfield team to the
tune of 19 — 0. Stockbridge made eleven first downs and a total of 288 yards against
two first downs and 80 yards for the Green team.
With Skelton and Robinson carrying the brunt of the attack the ball was brought
from midfield to the Academy two yard line by a series of power plays, where, after
being held for three downs, Skelton, Stockbridge quarterback, crashed through for the
initial score of the game. Faszczewski intercepted a pass mid-way through the third
period and ran thirty yards for the second touchdown of the game. Martin advanced
the ball fifteen yards, to the five yard marker, after intercepting a forward pass. Skelton
crashed through for the final touchdown while Frank gained the extra point.
Thus Stockbridge terminated a successful season by gaining the first victory over Deer-
field in eleven years of rivalry.
The following men received letters: '32 — Urban Charles, Framingham; E. Warren
Skelton, Newton Highlands; Floyd Robinson, Captain, Lexington; Dwight Williams,
Poughkeepsie, N. Y.
Those who received sweaters as well as letters are as follows: Class of '32 — Leonard
Burnham, Gloucester; Duane Carpenter, Jr., Bedford; Charles Dawson, Lynn; Harold
Ek, Brockton; Joseph Faszczewski, Brockton; Kenneth Keith, Bridgewater; Steven
Kovar, Brookline; John Sheridan, Clinton; Timothy Rabbitt, Holyoke; Joseph
Saalfrank, Jr., Manager, Lawrence; Manuel Soares, Fairhaven. Class of '33 — Kurken
Amerian, Watertown; John Smith, South Dartmouth; Frank Small, New Bedford;
Alfred Jaeger, Newark, New Jersey; John Martin, Captain-elect, Waquoit; Carl Frank,
HOPKINS ACADEMY 8— STOCKBRIDGE 6
The 1932 Stockbridge Basketball team played its first game, January 11, on the
new floor in the college cage. Hopkins Academy finally won out in a slow and uninter-
DEERFIELD ACADEMY 45— STOCKBRIDGE 28
Deerfield Academy came down to the college on the night of the 26th with the
determination to partially avenge her football defeat. The Stockbridge team was over-
whelmed the first half. The score at the half being Deerfield Academy 32 — Stockbridge
■j. The second half was more closely contested, chiefly because of the scoring of 14
points by Hagelburg.
AGAWAM H. S. 28— STOCKBRIDGE 4
Stockbridge fell an easy victim to a strong Agawam team in the third game of the
year. Unable to score through the Agawam defense, our team was held to four points
SMITH AGGIES 17— STOCKBRIDGE 37
Stockbridge won its first game by defeating Smith Aggies of Northampton. Leading
only 14-11 at the end of the first half, Stockbridge started a scoring streak at the opening
of the second half that couldn't be headed. Livermore was high scorer.
AMHERST H. S. 9— STOCKBRIDGE 12
Led by Livermore, Stockbridge won a low scoring game from the high school boys.
Amherst held to two baskets from the floor, could not penetrate the Stockbridge defense.
One of the best crowds of the season attended this. game.
DEERFIELD HIGH 24— STOCKBRIDGE 13
Piling up a lead of 17-2 at the end of the first half, Deerfield High proved to be
too much for the Stockbridge men. "With Hagelburg leading the attack during the
last half, Stockbridge out-scored their opponents but were unable to top them.
PALMER H. S. 26— STOCKBRIDGE 22
Palmer came from behind to win a close and interesting game. Woodward led
on the scoring for Stockbridge.
BAY PATH COMMERCIAL 49— STOCKBRIDGE 23
The Stockbridge men lacked team work thus they lost a slow moving game to
Bay Path. Capt. Toko played a fine game for Stockbridge. The game was rather rough
and Stockbridge scored many of its points on fouls.
WILLISTON 23— STOCKBRIDGE 18
Playing their first game away from home our team seemed to be a little wobbly
during the first half, the score at the end being Williston 20 — Stockbridge 6. Coming
back fast in the second half, Stockbridge caused Williston quite a bit of trouble. With
Capt. Toko and Hagelburg running up the points the game became fast and furious.
It was anybody's game until the final whistle.
TURNERS FALLS H. S. 57— STOCKBRIDGE 5
Stockbridge received the severest set back of the season at Turners Falls in a game
with the Turners Falls H. S. Outclassed and handicapped by an unusually slippery
floor, the team still fought to the end.
ST. ANSELM'S PREP. 33— STOCKBRIDGE 18
With a brand of basketball that was far better than average, the Stockbridge team
held a fast moving St. Anselm's team to no score during the first quarter. St. Anselm's
with its wholesale substitutions gradually got going, the score at the half being 9 — 9-
But for brilliant work by Foulsham and Livermore in the final half, the game might
well have become a walk-away, as St. Anselm's Prep was working smoothly and scoring
many long shots.
The line-up for Stockbridge was as follows: Captain, Toko; Foulsham, r. f . ; Wood-
ward and Webb, 1. f. ; Shulander and Foulsham, r. g. ; Livermore and Doskotz, I. g. ;
Foulsham was elected captain for the following year.
A very successful hockey season was anticipated this year as practically an entire
veteran team reported to Coach "Mel" Taube at the beginning of the season. Unfortu-
nately the depression overtook us also and as a result we were only able to play one game.
Deerfield Academy came down to play us with the advantage of having played
several games. We jumped into the lead at the outset but Deerfield triumphed in the
end, 6 — 2 in a better played game than the score indicates. Our men lacked endurance,
a result of their being on ice but three times during the season.
Letters were awarded to: class of '32 — Urban Charles, Framingham ; Duane
Carpenter, Jr., Bedford; Francis Dolan, Billerica; Leon Pearson, Lynnfield Centre; Floyd
Robinson, Lexington; Joseph Saalfrank, Lawrence; E. Warren Skelton, Newton High-
iands; Daniel Warren, Brookline.
Letters and sweaters were awarded to: class of '32 — Nelson Noren, Bridgeport,
Conn.; Maurice Ryan, Peabody; Sherwood Stedman, Manager, Brockton.
Last fall five of the six original men came back determined to put Stockbridge
cross-countty on the map. Several new seniors and a fine group of freshmen built up
the squad to over 20 by the middle of October. The enthusiasm was so great that
Coach Derby had to arrange for three meets in order for the men to burn up some of
their surplus energy.
On October 29, the Amherst Freshmen came and raced our team over our own
course. This race uncovered one exceptionally good runner in the person of a Stock-
bridge freshman by the name of Harold J. Pearson. He romped home easily to win
first place. A strong group of runners followed to lend sufficient strength to win
the race by the score of 221/^ — 45%. Batchelor, a newcomer from the senior class,
came in strong to place third.
With the record of their first win in mind, a confident and determined group of
Stockbridge men traveled up to Amherst College to race their Junior Varsity. With
Harold J. Pearson coasting along to place first, Ralph Dick coming thru to capture fourth
place and then four other Stockbridge men coming in in close order, the team again
showed both individual and team strength. The score was 23 — 39 in Stockb ridge's
The final meet of the year was a five sided one between the Amherst "Frosh" and
J. Vs., the Mass. State "Frosh" and "Jr. V's," and Stockbridge. This was by far the
hardest race of the year as more than sixty men were running together. Though Mass.
State "Frosh" team won the race by quite a margin, the Stockbridge men can feel more
than proud of their showing for they furnished about all of the competition. Harold J.
Pearson gave the winner a hard battle, finishing a close second. Capt. L. E. Pearson,
the second Stockbridge man to finish, captured seventh place, while several others were
but a short way behind. All the times were fast, the first man breaking the course
record by about 20 seconds. The score was Mass. State "Frosh" 23, Stockbridge 55,
Amherst Junior Varsity 123, Amherst "Frosh" 132, and Mass. State Junior Varsity
At the conclusion of the season the Stockbridge athletic board voted to recognize
cross country as a sport and awarded letters to the following men, Capt. L. E. Pearson,
H. J. Pearson, Douglas Batchelor, Emil Jaeschke, and H. Bishop.
Numerals were awarded to W. Perkins, Ralph Dick, S. Mistarka, P. Koistinen, and
Charles Hendrick and to the assistant managers Sullivan, Nye, and Vuornos.
The captain-elect for next fall's team is Hagelburg and the manager-elect is
At the beginning of the winter term Coach Derby sent forth a call for candidates
for the Stockbridge track team. About thirty men reported and started limbering up.
The first meet was with the Amherst "Sophs". On account of the "Sophs" more
balanced squad, Stockbridge was outscored 85 — 47. Two Stockbridge men, Stedman, '32,
and Pearson, '33, starred, however, and together scored most of their team's points.
Stedman with 21 points was high scorer.
On February 15th the Amherst "Frosh" came across town to pay a visit. Again
the factor cf team balance came into play and Stockbridge was again defeated. Stedman
came through as usual and received the highest score of the afternoon.
The last meet was with the Mass. State "Frosh". The "Frosh" team proved to be
an easy victim, Stockbridge winning with a score of 75 — 50. This was one of Stedman's
big days as he won the broad jump, the 220 yd. run, the 35 yd. dash and the high and
low hurdles. H. Pearson also came through strong, winning both the half-mile and
mile quite easily.
Although this record appears to be unfavorable from the standpoint of wins and
losses, Stockbridge may well feel proud of her 1932 track team. This is the first
organized track team that Stockbridge has ever had. The spirit and talent that was
demonstrated bids well for the future of Stockbridge track.
The following men received letters: Sherwood Stedman, '32, Brockton; 'Walter
Planitzer, Lawrence; Ralph Stratton, Boston; Emil Jaeschke, Adams; Stuart Thurber, '32,
Manager, Brattleboro, Vt. ; Harold Pearson, '33, Lowell.
First Row, Left to Right — Macquinn, Whitcomb, Rogers, Webb, Dolan, Walsh, O'Connor, Washburn.
Second Rou: Left to Right— Coach "Red" Ball, Mistarka, Kendall, Charles, Keith, Pond, Sullivan,
Neely, Assistant Manager.
This year was marked by enthusiasm and interest on the part of the squad. Due
to late classes and cold weather the team necessarily had a short practice season, but with
a snappy club of experienced players, coached by "Red" Ball, they finished with a
Thomas Abbott, Ma>iager
Henry Neely, Assistant Manager
The Squad: Washburn — Pitcher, Macquinn — Catcher, Walsh — 1st Base, Rogers —
2nd Base, Dolan — 3rd Base, Robinson — Short Stop, Saalfrank — Right Field, Whitcomb
— Centre Field, Webb — Left Field. Substitutes: Mistarka, Kendall, O'Connor, Ryan,
Saturday, April 23 .
Wednesday, April 27
Friday, April 29
Wednesday, May 4
Friday, May 6
Wednesday, May 25
Saturday, June 4
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Finl Row, Left to Right — Wyatt, Pearson, President Sullivan, Perkins, Bowen.
Second Row, Lejt to Right — Jaeger, Clark, Dawson, Small, Turner, Brandley, O'Leary.
The 1932 Student Council has had a most active and successful year. Commencing
at the very start of the year the senior members met with the freshman class three times
during the first two days. Campus rules, class rules and various other points that might
be misunderstood and cause friction were explained at this time.
The three class meetings, two freshman and one senior, were conducted by the
Student Council. This was a duty that the Council assumed for the first time and is
one which they fee! should be continued by succeeding council groups.
The constitution was found to be madequate and was therefore revised. These
changes proved to be helpful in the council work throughout the year. One of these
changes was in the carrying out of the hat rush which was conducted entirely under
the supervision of the council members and proved a very enjoyable affair to all
The Council appreciates the spirit of cooperation that the members of the two
classes evidenced and wishes to bequeath to the succeeding council the same fine spirit
of fellowship that we have enjoyed this year.
James A. Sullivan, President.
Firsl Row, Left to Right— ^M>, L. ; Ryder, G. ; Davis, G. ; Desoe, B.
Second Row, Left to Right — Calvert, F. ; Senior, G.; Liljegren, S.; Turner, M.; Reed, V.; Rollins, V.
Third Row, Left to Right — Thurber, S., Sherwood, Hunt, Rantoul, Goodnow.
Fourth Row, Left to Right — Low, C; Noren, N. ; Foulsham; Burnham, L., Manager.
The Stockbridge Glee Club, although much smaller in numbers during the past
season, was a very enthusiastic group, and made up in spirit what it lacked in number.
Those students who ■ have been interested in the Glee Club have found it
very instructive, and have derived considerable satisfaction and enjoyment from its
The Glee Club extends to Director Verbeck its vote of appreciation for his untiring
interest and devotion to its activities, and also to Mr. Knutson of Amherst College and
his assistant for the very fine supervision given during the past season.
Leonard A. Burnham, Manager.
Davis, K. O. Babb, L.
Turner, M. Liljegren, S.
Rollins, V. Wilder, B.
Low, C. Marsh, A.
Rood, C. McAvoy, W.
Thurber, S. Dawson, C.
Burnham, L., Mgy.
SJljf iramatir O^roup
First Row, Left to Right — Miss Rollins, Baker, Miss Babb, Davis, Miss Davis.
Second Row, Left to Right — Harold W. Smart, Coach; Smith, Macquinn, Miss Wilder, Bruce, i
THE CAT AND THE CANARY
The action takes place at Glencliff Manor on the Hudson.
Act I. Library 11:30 night.
Act II. Next room. A few minutes later.
Act III. Library. A few minutes later.
(In the order in which they appear)
Mammy Pleasant, old negress .... Eleanor Wilder
Roger Crosby, the lawyer Thomas Abbott
Harry Blythe Robert Baker
Cicily Young Virginia Rollins
Susan SiUsby Katherine Davis
Charlie Wilder L. Ivan Bruce
Paul Jones Norman Davis
Annabelle West Lois Babb
Hendricks, guard at asylum .... Edward Macquinn
Patterson Hugh C. Smith
Understudies — Hugh C. Smith, Marjorie H. Turner.
Prompter— Clyde Putnam Coach— Harold W. Smart
An impQEOSIOD ^-^ PLAC£r22Er2T
When I showed up for work one morning in the Green Mountain Ice Cream plant
I was asked, "Can you shovel coal?" At the same moment I was handed a brand new
shovel and a clean white uniform. Thus was I initiated into my work by shoveling
good Pennsylvania Bituminous coal for the next 9 hours. The day flew by fast with
plenty of laughs and arguments relative to the value of coke and hard coal as heating
When a warm spell happened along and I as a newcomer was hurried a bit, I
always heard the remark, "Wait till summer comes." One day a large number of the
State Constabulary parked themselves in the freezing room. I remarked, "What is it,
a hold-up?" No such luck, it was just another proof that despite the depression even
the officers of the law are 100% in back of our old dairy products. The officers were
all smiles and anxious to sample and O. K. our products regardless of the color or flavor.
One morning the boss said, "Couple of you fellows are wanted at the ranch."
Another fellow and myself went to see what was doing. We found that we were
supposed to set up some electric light poles, Edison Light style near the factory. With
the help of five pairs of brawny arms, a Mack truck, and ice picks we set up the first pole.
The driver of the "Mack" gave us fair warning to fly if we let a pole bury him in his
cab. We finally got the pole up at something approaching the perpendicular. The poles
were not imbedded very deeply and therefore wavered slightly. The Frigidaire Man said,.
"Why pick on me to string a light wire at the top of those poles." That part was left
for another day so we didn't see "Johnnie" perform the steeple jack trick on top of those
overgrown bean poles.
On another nice busy day the lights went "out" in the hardening rooms. Lanterns
were hung for headlights on the hand trucks which were used to convey the ice cream
in and out of the hardening rooms. I soon found out how little I knew about where
the sweet strawberry flavor was stocked up. The floor was very slippery and treacherous
and when I finally secured a load and pushed it to the loading platform I would be
informed emphatically that "I said, strawberry not cherry." Both were naturally of a
pinkish hue. We hoped the good old days of lantern light would be over soon in
order that we might see more clearly. They were according to a pal of mine at the
plant only two varieties of help. One variety return the implements they borrow and
the other variety always forgets to return them. He had some choice titles for each
variety but I can not recall them. I often wondered into which variety I belonged
but luckily he kept it a secret.
On placement I learned how time and can covers can fly. I picked up a lot of
things relative to dairy manufactures that have and will be of extreme value to me.
I wouldn't have missed that six months placement cruise around Franklin County under
the personal supervision of "Em." Grayson, for the world.
Bruno K. Vuornos.
Arrived at Poeghquag, N. Y., my destination, late in the evening of a certain day
in March. Was duly welcomed by the farm hostler and his dog; the hostler was
friendly, his dog was not. I was shown to my room which was very pleasant except
for a queer, rasping sound that seemed to emanate from the east wall. On raising my
eyebrows interrogatively at the hostler I was rewarded with — "That's your boss, young
fellow like yourself. He was tired."
After a beautiful night's rest, I awakened at 6:30 to meet the members of the tribe
I was to associate with for six months. They were all pleasant. The boss broke down
and confessed to "being a Stockbridge man." I next met the personnel consisting of
thirty men of mixed colors. After which I was introduced first to three hundred head
of cattle and seven teams of horses and then finally to the orchard which comprised
ninety-five acres out of the one hundred sixty acres total.
From then on pruning was the question, until one day the weather seemed to warm
perceptibly. Moanings and groanings were heard in the shops where the sprayers had
hibernated for the winter. These instruments of torture were soon brought forth and
I was immediately married, without ceremony, to one of them. To make matters more
interesting in this fight against insects the boss operated one and instigated a little
contest, without prizes, in which the idea was to throw on as much spray as humanly
possible. Clever of the boss — what? Theme song: — "Sweetheart if you could spray,
a million tanks a day!"
The boss taught me all the finesse I now have in the art of manipulating a spray
gun. Boys, the boss makes or breaks a job! Et quam!
From then on to the picking season, when not floating in spray, my idle hours were
spent in gassing woodchucks, hand spreading fertilizers, manipulating a Fordson with
everything from a dead cow to a trailer load of fruit behind it, delving into the
mysteries of the city of Poughkeepsie, and attending fruit meetings on different farms.
These meetings put on by the Farm Bureau with "Joe" Evans, a Mass. State
graduate, presiding, were interesting and educational. Many of the men at these meet-
ings were either Stockbridge or State men.
At last the sprayers had discharged their last gallon, they were stowed away and
then the picking gang was slowly assembled.
Harvest! Twenty men and four women worked from morning 'til night plucking
the delectable fruit from the trees, grading, packing, and loading on trucks which
hopped the fruit to New York City. There it was placed on market with a prayer from
all who had a hand in any of the operations, that it might sell and yield a profit of a
During these operations one day, I noticed a familiar character seemingly lost in
the wilderness, coming through the trees. On closer inspection I discovered it to be
my brother! Six months training was now over, back to civilization for me. A tearful
leave taking and we were off. Such was the placement training of one pomology major.
I like to look on placement as the period of awakening. It gave me first-hand
information about my major and for the first time I became really acquainted with the
trials and tribulations associated with that major. I think that before I went out on
placement I never stopped to consider the possible bad features in the field I was
choosing as my life's work. I believe that President Thatcher was right when he said,
"Placement is the most important part of your school work."
The experience that you acquired while on placement cannot be measured from a
dollars and cents view point, but you all know that your second year studies were made
easier and you got a lot more out of them after having served six months of placement
In opening this article I said that I liked to look on placement as the period of
awakening. To my mind that is the most suitable name that could be applied to it.
In a large majority of cases you had never done any practical work in your major field.
Your training so far had been, for the most part, purely theoretical. This lack of expe-
rience cast a glamour over a new adventure, a glamour which in most cases was quickly
shattered by the practical everyday routine.
In my own case the first jolt came at five o'clock in the morning. That was the
beginning of the farmer's day. I worked from then until six at night and some nights
until ten and eleven o'clock. To make it worse, the first of the month often brought
no additional remuneration for the extra work accomplished. Then came a cold rainy
day. In spite of the rain, however, there were the chicks to be fed, and the stoves
to be fired, so I kept plugging along regardless of the rain and the cold brisk wind
which made working out-of-doors far from comfortable. It was then that I said to
myself, '"Why did you ever take this job anyway?"
The test had come and in the meeting and conquering of each succeeding difficulty
as it arose, I received my most valuable training. My eyes were opened to many of the
unforeseen emergencies which might arise at any time. I was now seeing the practical
side of my work, and beginning to realize that along with the good there has to be
some bad. Perhaps I asked myself, "Are you satisfied with your chosen work or are
you going to look for a more agreeable way to earn your living?"
Now, has placement been a help or a hindrance in clearing up the illusions under
which you were working? Do you know now whether or not you are getting what
you want? If you decide that you are not, placement training will have accomplished
one thing, at least, in putting you on the right track, and saving you from wasting
another year in the wrong field.
I think that if you were to ask any man who has been graduated from Stockbridge
what he thought of placement training, he would say, "There is nothing that can take
its place or perform as great a service to the school and student. To my mind it is
placement training that makes Stockbridge perhaps the very best two-year course of
James A. Sullivan.
"Wiley, I think I will send you to Newton," said "Em" Grayson on a damp,
rainy morning. "Yes, the Superintendent of the Newton Cemetery said, that he would
take a man and you can try the job." Down dropped my jaw for my mind pictured
a Hallowe'en nightmare on top of a mince pie and pickle feed. I knew such things
as burial grounds existed but to ever work in such a place, how absurd.
Nevertheless down I went to Newton that very week-end for who was going to
sign a contract to work in Heaven or H without even an introduction. A beautiful
bed of pansies first struck my eye as I turned in at the gate. A courteous reception by
the women in the office and then face to face with the "Big Boss." He was quite
human, much to my surprise. He said that he had been a kid once and would therefore
give me a chance. "Report at the greenhouse, Monday morning, March 29th," were
During the first two months I had no more idea of cemetery work than the "man
in the moon" for my job was chiefly about the greenhouses with the occasional planting
of a vine or bush. If I am not mistaken I planted a woodbine for one lot owner. There
came an order at 4:45 p. m. for me to do the work. With a spade in one hand and
hanging on with the other, I stood on the running board of a new limousine as it
lunged and heaved around numerous bends. Every minute I expected my shovel to
carve some modernistic design in a paint job as dazzling as the midday sun.
Upon my returning to the greenhouses, after the planting was completed, the follow-
ing words were exchanged during a talk with the foreman. "How did you make out?"
he asked. "O. K. Was there any particular trick to it? I hope it will grow," I
replied. "Well, if you are sure you buried the roots instead of the branches I guess it
will alright," came the reply accompanied with a grin.
Who said a cemetery was a dead place? We have listened for hours to the call
of the Bob White and as the sun began to set we heard the moo of many cows in a
far off pasture. Day after day we watched the squirrels play tag among the trees and
of all the manoeuvres that man can execute with his little tin fleets none can equal
the feats of mother duck and her squadron as they swim, first in the Big Pond and then
in the Fountain Pond. Then, drowning out all other sound for awhile, came the sharp,
challenging, fear instilling call of the Blue Jay. No, a cemetery in the summer is far
from a dead place.
Cemetery work is, of course, a business. However, if one has not that touch of
human love for his fellow men, it is no place for him to work. The following is an
illustration of the parts that pathos and humor play in the daily routine.
One day as we were raking up leaves in front of the office, there drove up to the
curb, a car containing two well dressed women both of whom seemed to be in anything
but a harmonious and peaceful frame of mind. As the car stopped one lady stepped
out and hastily entered the office. The one remaining in the car became more and
more uneasy until at last she beckoned for us to approach. As we did so, she imme-
diately asked in a high pitched voice, "Do you know what we just saw?" We looked
dumb so she continued, "We just saw the bones of the mother of my friend. We
do not know where the skull is. Where are you, men? Does not the superintendent
know what is happening about his own grounds?" After this barrage had somewhat
subsided, we inexperienced workers tried to quiet her with a few comforting words
until the boss came along and took charge of the situation. This seemingly dire event
proved to be nothing but the result of two sets of high strung nerves coming in combina-
tion with an unusual but quiet natural happening. It seems that the particular grave
they were looking at had settled, which is only natural after a few years, however, in its
settling, it had exposed to view a few white roots of a neighboring shrub. These roots
the women had strangely taken to be bones.
It is experiences such as these that help to make work in a cemetery interesting.
Perhaps no where else do you meet events of a like nature. For this reason the joviality
of the golf course, the soddenness of estate maintainance and the touch of the nursery
do not appeal to me. This period of placement training has proved of immense value
to me. It has made me realize the attractiveness of a life in which one can render such
a distinct and valuable service to mankind.
Arthur L. Wiley.
B-r-r-r, 4:50 A. M., dark, cold, strange, but I have got to start milking those cows
at 5:00 o'clock. Boy, but the "Boss" looked hard boiled when he told me that last
night. I wonder whom I'll be milking with. I never milked much but well here goes.
These were a few of the many thoughts that raced through my mind as I tumbled into
my clothes and struggled out to the barn exactly at five, only to learn that I was twenty
minutes ahead of anyone else. Boy! ! was it cold and lonesome those first few moments
of my first morning on placement.
My first real taste of placement came with two solid weeks of trimming apple trees
in all kinds of weather. During this time I not only learned how to trim trees but
also learned that the "Boss" wasn't so hard boiled after all. In fact he was a darned
"good sport." I found that the other men were used to working with us poor misguided
placement boys and were willing to lend both help and advice at all times.
Time went fast, too fast, and almost before I got there it was plowing and then
planting time. This meant riding the tractor eight or nine hours a day, or setting back
of a potato planter, or worst of all, five days of setting cabbage plants in the rain and
mud. Then followed one continuous whirl of cultivating, spraying of apples and
potatoes, sawing wood, taking care of a couple hundred of birds, (a before breakfast
chore), and numerous other pleasantries, such as, piloting the "honey wagon" and like
Of course I could go on indefinitely and tell about the haying, apple picking, potato
digging, corn picking, and fall plowing, but it really wouldn't mean much more than
a repetition of what I have already said. There are other much more interesting sides
of placement to tell about. Such a one was a market trip into Boston. This required
-the getting up at 1:00 A. M., the driving in with a load of apples, the selling of the
load and then the getting back in time to do a day's work. There were also times when
the "Boss" asked my advice on some matter. Did I feel big and did I expand on the
subject in question! He probably understood and didn't laugh too hard. It wasn't all
work, for there was the old Ford which meant good times on those days we had off.
Even if it did pour all day and the old top on the Ford leaked, we had fun.
It's funny how a fellow changes when he gets out among strangers. I went on
placement with the idea that I would show the "Boss" how to feed the cows and tell
what fertilizers to use. Boy, were most of my ideas all wet! I should not tell this
about myself, but I actually fed the cows poultry mash for four days instead of the
dairy feed — some balanced ration! By the time placement was coming to a close I
began to give the "Boss" a little credit and admitted to myself that perhaps he could
manage the farm quite well at that. I learned that to keep quiet and listen was the
best method of acquiring knowledge.
I finally decided that placement was the best thing that I had ever experienced.
It wasn't just learning how to make "Susie" produce ten pounds more milk per day
or how to make good corn grow where even weeds couldn't grow before, but rather how
to get along with your fellow workers, how to learn new methods and to impart what
you know, and how to form and value new friendships.
South Natick, Mass.
August 4, 1931.
Dear Friend: —
There are many things which I could tell you about the training work that I am
getting here at Lookout Farm. It is really difficult for one to know just where to begin
because there are so many important features about vegetable growing. However, if
you desire to be gainfully employed in agriculture and make good use of your time
and money you'll find plenty of stiff problems and pleasure in associating with vegetable
crops and all that goes with them.
The boys who are working and living here on the place enjoy living in the
fraternal like bunk room, at the rear of the large farm house. It is now so cool and
comfortable here that I think I'll move in from my upstairs room. Ed Butler came
here to work in the early part of June and two other fellows from the city were lured
to the farm to get a healthy living and we're all just a happy family.
During the early part of the season we had a number of crops in cold frames such
as tomatoes, cabbage and lettuce. These crops required constant attention until they
were set in the field. Most of the plants which I had handled didn't seem to suffer
much when set in the field. 'With a little close attention and practice one can learn
quite a bit about the proper handling of frame crops for setting out. Those plants
which were grown in flats and beds simply had the moistened soil on their roots balled
in the hands, set in empty flats and sent to the fields. Here two of us set out the plants,
going for all we were worth while another fellow kept at a safe distance from us, drop-
ping the plants. Tomatoes were the largest frame crop we handled and required
careful attention in removing from pots and dropping in the fields so that the tops
wouldn't break. More than once I spoiled a perfect plant.
The boss of the farm usually works right with us in the fields and I never feel
just like taking my time when an inspiring worker like him is around. If we were
thinning and weeding carrots or pruning tomato vines it would almost be a race to see
which one of us fellows could get the most work done. Sometimes we even got ahead
of the boss.
Every day after breakfast or dinner, we fellows of the bunk room would join the
rest of the workers in the vegetable packing room to receive our working orders. Some-
times two or three of us would be given work together cultivating the beets or onions
while a group of five or six would be sent to pick beans. So most of us would pile
on the market truck and ride through the fields and jump off at the places where we were
to work. Quite often "Ed" Butler or I have to go out in the morning and cut a few
bushels of spinach, summer squash and pull some carrots or beets. 'We wash these
and send them down to the road side stand for sale. 'We also have quite a bunch of
swme which are kept in two of the barns. These require daily attention and occasionally
I am elected candidate to clean and feed them in the morning or at night. That's one
job which I don't care about spending my time on.
Now that our tomato crop is bearing nearly at its best, much time and attention
must be given to it. In order to ptovide for this a gang of five men usually including
myself have to continue pruning and training the vines and then pick the tomatoes.
Most every morning we go up to the tomato field. On the way up each of us thins
and weeds a row of Chinese Cabbage that lies in that direaion. Then the rest of the
morning is spent pruning tomatoes, and before we know it 12 o'clock has arrived.
When we return from the fields, cabbage, beets, beans, etc., are loaded on the
truck and brought down to the washroom. Covered with dust and dirt as we usually
are, each of us proceeds to get as much of it off as possible with scrub brushes and then
forget about everything except eating dinner. Frequently on warm days the boys who
bring their lunches go for a swim in the nearby river. Those of us boarding on the farm
prefer to go swimming at night when we do not need to leave a hot meal when there's
plenty of time to spare.
I have had so many experiences and have learned so many things since training
started that it's hardy possible to tell you all about them. I expected to get some work'
with horses which was partly fulfilled because one of the teamsters was absent; and I
eagerly tried to get as much experience as possible about spreading fertilizer and harrow-
ing. When the tomato crop came along I went thru nearly all of the steps in the
culture of the crop as well as the harvesting and grading of it. The latter requires
pretty skillful handling and packing.
If you were to ask me just what I liked most about vegetable growing, I would
say the harvesting and preparing for market. It makes the farmer feel pretty proud to
send well grown, cleaned and packed vegetables to market. As I remember it, about the
biggest kick I got out of placement was the result of a trip into Boston market one
Sunday with the foreman. We went in with a new Chevrolet truck, loaded down with
tomatoes packed in baskets.
A few days from now one of our fellow workers is leaving us and we are planning
to celebrate the night before he leaves with a corn roast, marshmallow toast, and general
Just now as my placement training at Lookout is nearing the end I can look backf
to the day when I first came here. How little knowledge I actually possesed of handling
farm tools and work, and how numerous were the blunders and successes I experienced.
This sort of training has done much to make me realize the problems of life which shall
soon confront me and has given me fuller preparation to meet them. I'll miss doing
chores in the morning, seeing the broad fields with crops and hearing my fellow workers
singing as we keep plugging along at work.
If possible I should like to have every day of my life work a day of placement.
With its varied problems and interesting happenings one is kept continually on the
alert and then after a few weeks, one has the pleasure of returning to school and
renewing earlier friendships.
Well, it is getting late and I have a hard day ahead of me tomorrow, so good night.
"Bud" Davis says: —
Now that the last of the mosquito bites have departed, and I can rest back
comfortably in my chair without irritating last summer's sunburn, I begin to have
recollections of that popular summer pastime for Stockbridge freshmen known as "place-
I soon found out (I think it took about three days) that placement training was not
a "bed of roses" although I was majoring in Floriculture.
For my first job I was designated to work on the foundation of a new greenhouse
that was to be erected, and for two weeks I loosened up soil and rocks with a well
known tool called a pick, and placed the soil gently but firmly within trucks and
wheelbarrows, sometimes being elected to the managership of a wheelbarrow.
But I managed to keep my spirits from crashing completely by confidentially think-
ing that better times were in store for me.
And they were for most of my spare time during the latter part of April and
nearly all of May was taken up with the planting of dahlias and gladioli. To get down
in the field, with the freshly harrowed soil on a warm sunny spring day was certainly
an oasis in the desert of my spiritual depression, and as the robins picked up occasional
worms and birds sang I soon forgot my troubles with the pick and shovel, and life
seemed worth living again.
Then Memorial Day came with all of the extra work it creates and I passed a
heaic ten days rushing from one flower pot to another and wondering what it was all
about. It certainly was a "Memorial Day" all-right. I just can't forget it.
After Memorial Day the rainy days were selected to plant out the miscellaneous
annuals. You know, those days with enough rain to gradually seep through the clothing
until one becomes not only exceedingly uncomfortable but also thoroughly wet.
By July most of the mud had worked its way out of my hair and eyes and I was
ready for anything.
I didn't stay ready for anything for a great length of time, though. From planting
annuals in the mud I graduated to benches with soil in the greenhouses. For those
who have never been initiated into this job I will say that it is an annual sport of most
greenhouse labors, and the game is played by filling large wheelbarrows with rich, new
soil, maneuvering said vehicles through narrow doors, driving carefully up a narrow
plank (generally in low gear) and depositing the soil within the sides of the bench.
To get the full amount of enjoyment, the thermometer should register 95° F. or more,
although it is possible to carry on when the mercury drops as low as 90° F.
I spent the next month or so recuperating from the wheelbarrow sickness by
carrying on my interest in Floriculture through the business end of a hoe. This
monotony was broken up one day of each week by chasing a little motor cultivator up
and down the rows of flowers in the field until it seemed as though I had walked two
or three hundred miles.
Of course there were innumerable jobs to attend to such has benching carnations,
pinching back small flowering chrysanthemums, shifting pot plants, watering in the
greenhouses and cold-frames, picking flowers, sorting them for sale, and many times
attending to the wants of the customers which included anything from a Batchelor Button
for the elderly gentleman's lapel to rescuing old ladies from bumble bees.
As the bell rang for the last round or the month of September arrived I found that
the work was becoming a part of me. Regardless of what the job was I managed to
get some enjoyment out of it. The first month seemed to drag by, but the last month
went by all too quickly. In the first month's work I disliked some of my duties, but
the last month found me anxious to acccmplish more, and trying to improve myself as
much as possible. The foundation was hardening, the six month's placement had
moulded for me a firm footing to stand upon in later years.
I now realize just what placement training means to a fellow. It makes a man out
of a youth, or a better man out of a man, and there are very few fellows who go through
with it without its instilling into them an indelible quality which increases their deter-
mination and gives to them a greater knowledge and interest in their chosen field.
Name and address?
T. Raleigh Crosby of Harvard.
$100. Next case.
E. Warren Skelton of Stock-
Case dismissed — no funds.
king something to eat on our
Keith: Never mind — we'll chew the
Oveifoiv jrom Who's Who
Womanhater: Gil Cromie.
Homemaker: Frank Dolan.
Class sucker: Dave Henry.
Ladies' Man: Gil 'Watts.
Bootlegger: Ted de Prado.
Jellymaker: John Sheridan.
Worst dancer: Red Slater.
Forester: Stan Walsh.
Cowboy: Dan Warren.
Ropeman: Tim Rabbitt.
Prof.: Just think of our forestry pre-
Sheridan: How about our subway
Stranger (stopping at A.T.G. House) :
I want to inquire about a dog for sale.
Keith: Truck, you're wanted.
Warren: I hear the Billerica fire de-
partment has a high standing.
Dolan: Yes, the chief is 6 feet, 1 inch.
My Diary by F. A. Bowen: One night
I dreamed I was Mahatma Gandhi and
when I woke up, I was clothed in nothing
but a sheet!
Prof. Smart: And if we were to turn
and look ourselves squarely in the face,
what should we find we need most?
Voice from the crowd: A rubber neck.
Amherst is only a quaint little town,
But it has a college of much renown.
Though Rand McNally gives it scant
Nevertheless it's a corking fine place.
O. K. Williams.
Dining Hall recollections: Remember
Prof.: Define the word "deficit. "
Jaeschke: A deficit is what you've got
when you haven't as much as if you had
Foolish Question No. 733 3/4
Farmer: 'What are you doing in my
Bowen: I fell from an airship.
Employment Manager: 'What are you
'Walsh: No, sir. I may resemble him
but I don't croon a note.
O'Leary (pruning at the Abbey) : The
pruning isn't so good here.
O'Gara: That's all right— there's a lot
of pretty limbs.
'What is an aphid?
A funny looking turtle covered with
Prof.: Lighting three cigarettes with
one match is a distinct superstition. It
dates way back.
Bowen: To the Stone Age?
The voice from the wilderness: My
girl looks like a midsummer rose.
Question: Has she faded?
One side of a telephone conversation:
Hello! Is this Harold J. Charles? This
is Urban speaking. I'm sick— I'm in
Amherst. I don't want to go home. No,
I tell you, I don't want to go home.
Prof. Smart: As the saying goes,
"Ignorance is bliss."
Keith: You should be happy, Low.
Prof. Smart: It takes one to find one.
As Eve was itchin' to taste an' see
If de fruit was bad as it could be;
Up spoke de snake, an' said, 'Twas a fake,
Dat tale about de apple tree.
Had Eve not minded de serpent's blare,
Not any ob us would have a care.
But it's now de impression
Dat de cause ob depression
Should hang on an apple tree.
O. K. 'Williams.
Saalfrank wishes to know if these jokes
are written on lines paper.
McAvoy was writing to a girl but when
he sent his picture, she stopped writing,
Kovar: How much is two and two,
Famous last words: A Swede beat an
Irishman by two votes.
Of course, the Unemployment Song:
"Time on my Hands."
Prof. Gladfelter: Carpenter, what do
you want per day to collect garbage — in
Rood: Is there a tariff on brass?
Prof. Lindsey: I don't know — there's
plenty of it in the country.
Lookout: A galleon, I see a galleon.
Sir Francis Drake: Tell 'im to send
it back, I ordered a schooner.
Doctor: Your weight?
Coed: 125 pounds.
Coed: 5 feet.
Coed: 28 inches.
Coed : Yes, Sir ! !
Prof. Barrett: What is the best way to
go about acquiring a farm ?
Skelly: Marry the boss' daughter.
Bowen tells us that his milk is pasteur-
ized, because his cows are out in pastures.
Ryan calls his girl goitre because she
gives him a pain in the neck.
Burnham: Do you believe matches are
made in Heaven?
Williams: What would they want
with matches in the other place?
Mason: Do you know the difference
between a taxi and a trolley car?
- She: No.
Mason: Fine, we'll take the trolley.
Bruce (at the North Station) : I want
a ticket for the North.
Ticket Agent: North, what?
Bruce: North Amherst, of course.
Prof.: How do we find the stumpage
value of a forest?
Dolan: Put sticks of dynamite under
the stumps and blow them out.
Prof. Lindsey: What is meant by
Bump Charles: Farmers who seldom
raise anything except their hats.
Opportunity quite often is seen in over-
Plowing or planting; fixing pig pens or
Sometimes sowing wheat or rye; feeding
sheep or ducks.
He's not always in a boiled shirt, dress
tie and tux.
O. K. Williams.
Nelson: I don't know the meaning of
the word fear.
Stedman : Look it up in the dictionary.
O'Connor: How many cigarettes do
you smoke per day?
Toko: Any given number.
Prof.: What is all the noise about?
MacQuinn: I'm just sending out an
S. O. S. for a plumber.
Deprado asks what makes two apples
stick together like Siamese twins.
Skelly: I guess we did pass that one.
College humor: Well, pupils, we're
all through with diseases.
Anyone: King Descheneaux is on the
throne again yet.
Mr. Thayer: Orchard grass is about
as palatable as pea brush.
Sully: How's that? Pretty good, isn't
He: You've got a face that only a
mother could love.
She: I'm about to inherit $50,000.
He: I'm about to become a mother.
Lowrey is looking for a death insurance
I'd walk a mile to see:
Connie Bowen in a hurry.
Ed MacQuinn silent.
Art Nelson stop worrying.
Red Slater singing.
Pondy selling a pound of suet.
Sully making love.
Skelly selling bananas.
Fuzzy as a toastmaster.
Truck Carpenter wrestling Romance
Someone convincing Art Wiley.
Ivan Bruce wrestling temptation.
Robby driving a trolley car.
Tommy Abbott combing his hair.
Omer Descheneaux off it.
Leo Toko awake.
Moses McAvoy with a winning team.
Papa Dolan making a good come
Legs Low in an undignified pose.
Dan Warren conducting an orchestra.
Mel Lafrance spelling a word cor-
Ken Keith putting peroxide on his
Tommy O'Connor winning at crib-
Steve Kovar sing My Song.
Rood tell about the knock-kneed
man who walked bowlegged.
The Irish version is:
iherit the earth.
The Mick shall
Preacher: Wilt thou take this woman
be thy lawfully wedded wife?
Warren: I wilt!
Baker: What does an old maid say at
the end of her nightly prayers?
Davis: Ah, men!! !
A radio crooner died, sir.
ive a dollar to bury him?
Here's five dollars, my man.
Kendall : They took my brother to the
hospital because he swallowed a bunch of
Robbie: I hope you hear favorable
Cromie: Do you like to play with
De Prado: Not since I grew up.
Cromie: Then quit scratching your
Prof. Banta: These instruments sell
for $5. It seems high but that is the
Keohan: What does the Consumer's
Research say about them?
There's no such thing as flying time.
Here is Einstein's Proof in his own rhyme.
If you hold a sweet young girl for an hour
You will think it only a minute.
But you will think that it is an hour
If you hold a hot griddle a minute.
We are not proving Einstein's riddles,
As we don't like to hold hot griddles.
O. K. Williams.
Lowrey: Well, how are the Japs and
Perkins: The Chinese are way ahead.
Lowrey : What ?
Perkins: Yeah, the Japs are chasing
Neighbor: Say, have you folks got a
bottle opener around here?
Parent: Yeah, but he's away at col-
itii II m
You, the Class of 1932 Stockbridge School of Agriculture, can well be proud of
the departing remembrance you are leaving to the campus of your school. Your gift
is not only extraordinary by the number and high quality of the trees, but more especially
is it significant that this gift of ninety plants more than doubles the number of different
forms of coniferous evergreens now exisiting on the campus, adding many new and
much desired forms to our campus plantations.
The first classes graduating from Massachusetts Agricultural College established the
.tradition of "class trees." The students then went into the surrounding hills and from
them brought the trees which now in maturity line our drives and shade our campus.
Your trees too are class trees, in this same sense, the members of your class not only
purchased, but also dug and planted them, and those who follow will also enjoy
The trees you have given have been arranged in related groupings in three locations,
the arborvitae and retinosporas near the old plant house, the junipers grouped as a
natural "juniper growth" along the east hillside above the vegetable garden, and the
larger trees, pines, firs and spruces, to the south of the "dingle" along the same hillside.
So arranged, they form study areas which will appreciate every year both in aesthetic
quality and in educational value. Thus they form the basis for larger groupings of
similar trees which we hope to build into a "pinetum" as new material becomes available.
Please accept my personal thanks and those of the College through me for this
R. W. Thatcher,
Olnmrnettr^metit ^Program 193S
FRIDAY, JUNE 3
Club Dances and Reunions
SATURDAY, JUNE 4
Class Day Exercises
Alumni Association Meeting
Final Military Review
Alumni vs. Stockbridge Baseball Game
Class Play — "Cat and The Canary"
SUNDAY, JUNE 5
Commencement Sermon, Bowker Auditorium
Sermon by Rev. Charles H. Cadigan,
Grace Episcopal Church, Amherst, Massachusetts
6:00 P. M. President's Reception to members of the Graduating Class and their
Guests, Rhoodendron Garden
MONDAY, JUNE 6
10:00 A.M. Commencement Exercises, Bowker Auditorium
Members of the Senior Class to appear on commencement platform with
Charles W. Dawson —
"My Six Months Placement Training in Germany"
Leslie M. MacAdams —
'The Organization and Responsibility of a Modern Dairy
Henry K. Weidlich —
"Training for a Career in Floriculture."
Arthur L. "Wiley. Jr. —
"Life, Beauty and Peace"
Presentation of Diplomas,
President RoscoE W. Thatcher
9:00 P. M. to 2:00 A. M. Commencement Prom
CLASS DAY SPEAKERS
Ormond K. 'Williams. Class Oration James A. Sullivan, Class History
Stanley M. "Walsh and Thomas P. O'Connor. Class Prophecy
Stephen D. Kovar Urban J. Charles
Ralph "Wyatt, Chairman
Stephen D. Kovar Leo I. Bruce, Jr.
Henry K. "Weidlich Stanley M. "Walsh
Professor Rollin H. Barrett
Instructor Ransom C. Packard Instructor John H. "Vondell
Adieu, Dear S. S. A., Adieu.
We can no longer be with you.
We came a grass green lot at most,
With nothing much of which to boast.
You taught us how all plants should grow,
And how to keep their pests in tow.
You showed us how to till the ground.
You gave us knowledge broad and sound,
Along the lines that we should know.
And now we thank you S. S. A. —
In a sturdy and heartfelt way.
We know not what the future holds
Though college years a lifetime molds.
And so, if ever and anon
Our paths seem dark and hard, or rough;
Just thoughts of you will be enough
To help us carry on.
Ormond K. Williams
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