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TF, when you pick up this book in the future, you can 
re-live those memories dearly cherished, then will we 
be rewarded for the hours spent in compiling this, your 
yearbook ; and our goal will have been achieved. 

The Editors. 


scholar, student, 

and ever available advisor, 

do we, 

the Class of 1934 

respectfully and affectionately dedicate 

this volume of the Shorthorn 


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'-pHE dedication of this issue of Tfie Shorthorn to Robert Powell Holdsworth is a 
-^ fitting honor to the man whose broad vision, wide experience, and extensive training 
have helped to create in the hearts and minds of all his students a broader vision of 
the amenities, duties, and loyalties of life. 

Professor Holdsworth was born in Lansing, Michigan, in 1890. His father was 
Professor of Art at Michigan Agricultural College and his grandfather had taught school 
in the pioneer days of that community. Reared from childhood in an environment of 
culture and dignity, his education in forestry was broadened to include much more than 
technical facts and formulae. 

Business called him and for fourteen years he gave to business the same thorough, 
thoughtful, and sane service that he gives us, but the urge to be of still greater use, 
to follow in work preordained, was too great for him to resist. At the age when most 
men are afraid to disrupt their career he made his decision. Graduate work at Yale 
and at the Royal College of Forestry in Sweden, prepared him the better to teach and 
lead the generation with which he planned to work. 

Professor Holdsworth devoted the three years 1916-1918 to the service of the 
United States Army; and attained finally the rank of Major, yet seldom does he 
reminisce of war days unless it is to commend a fellow officer, nor does he utter an 
unloyal thought of his former associates in the Forest Service or of those educators whom 
he is won't to quote to his students as authority. 

He may love his family most, but he does not on this account love Mount Toby 
less. He wishes he could spend more time in this college laboratory, for he sees there 
many problems to be solved, an opportunity better to serve the people of the state. 

His aim at the Massachusetts State College is to so co-ordinate forestry with agri- 
culture, that the sixty-five per cent of forest land and potential forest land within the 
borders of our commonwealth, shall be an asset of inestimable value by its multiple 
use for wood production, recreation, and the conservation of water and wild life. 

As Head of the Department of Forestry and as student advisor, his dealings with 
all are fair, his judgment sound, his advice useful ; and behind it all there is sympathy 
and altruism of thought and deed that extend far beyond the classroom and the 

J. Harry Rich, 


TN compiling an accurate cross-section for a book of this 
nature, much depends upon the cooperation of those who 
have contributed. It is therefore appropriate at this time 
for us to express our gratitude to Charles H. Thayer, for 
his excellent article on Levi Stockbridge ; to J. Harry Rich, 
for his splendid biographical sketch ; to those members of 
the Faculty who gave fteely of their time and effort to 
the Placement Department; to C. A. Nichols of Burbank 
Co., Howard-Wesson Co. and Kinsman Studios. 

It is to these and especially to Professor Rollin H. 
Barrett, our faculty advisor, for his timely advice, con- 
structive criticism and unitiring efforts in our behalf, that 
we, the Editors, will owe any success that this book may 

The Editors, 

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Assistant Editor . 
Business Manager 
Literary Editor 
Statistical Editor 
Art Editor 

Athletic Editor . 
Photographic Editor 

Assistant Literary Editors, 

Prescott W. Chase, '34 
Charles G. Dolan, '34 
Charles A. Godin, '34 
Donald P. Swan, '34 
Francis P. Dolan, '35 

William H. Aston, '34 

Thomas W. Stuart. Jr.. '34 
Herbert W. George, '34 
Milton Baron. '34 
James W. Leach. '34 
Thomas H. Yeoman. '34 
Madeline M. Cannon, '34 
Edward L. Uhlman. '34 
Thomas R. Wentzell, '34 

Assistant Bt/siness Managers, 

Marshall J. Rice, '34 
Edward N. Pierce, '34 
Allen S. Harlow. '35 
Frederick W. Noonan, 

Assistant Statistical Editor, 
Roger S. Henry, 


Assistant Art Editor, 

RoLLiN J. Fernald, '34 


Assistant Athletic Editors, 

Stephen A. Eldred, '34 
Daniel S. Bailey, Jr., '35 

Assistant Photographic Editor, 

William P. Macomber, Jr., '35 

Faculty Advisor, Professor Rollin H. Barrett 

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It has been a pleasant and interesting experience for me, during the past year, to 
become acquainted with many of the students in the Stockbridge School. I have been 
impressed by certain characteristics which seem to distinguish them. First is their 
ability to decide early upon their life work and to make definite plans in preparation 
for it. In a two year vocational course such as this, it is necessary, of course, to decide 
definitely before matriculation as to what vocation one intends to pursue. This is often 
a difficult matter, but the man who faces the problem early and, after careful considera- 
tion, makes his decision, has taken an important step in his career. 

Equally important is the action which follows the decision. I am aware that for 
most of the students at this College, their educational ttaining is not easily accomplished. 
In most cases it means much hard work and sacrifice. Yet I believe it worth the price 
and I know they do or they would not pay it. 

One other characteristic is the genuine satisfaction which both students and graduates 
seem to find in their work. I have met a number of Stockbridge graduates during the 
past year and it has been a pleasute to note the enthusiasm which they have for theit 
work. It is unnecessary for me to say that this satisfaction and even enthusiasm in 
one's work is essential to happiness, but I may say that I believe it is susceptible to 
cultivation and that the man who makes up his mind to find it in the work he has to 
do, will be successful. 

These abilities to make decision, to put that decision into action and to find satis- 
faction in the activity involved, have more significance than may be indicated by the 
material progress which results. It seems to me that they tend to promote other mental 
and spiritual growth and to lead one constantly towards a fuller and happier life. 

In this message to the men and women of the Stockbridge School, it is fitting that 
emphasis should be placed upon the fact that the Massachusetts State College is a 
Land-Grant College. Because of its background of service to the State in the field of 
agriculture and its contractual relations with the Federal Government, the program of 
the College will continue to include agriculture, both in the field of resident instruction 
and in service through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Extension Service. 
It is in place to emphasize the opportunity which the College has before it in con- 
tributing to the sound upbuilding of the land area of the State and to more satisfactory 
living in the State. It is the purpose of the College that there shall not be less agri- 
culture in its resident instruction but more of the liberal and cultural subjects to the 
end that both in the College and the Stockbridge School we may send out reasonably 
well educated men and women, who may fit themselves satisfactorily into the life of 
the State and Nation. 

The value of a college, like that of a business, is measured by the character and 
quality of its product. Our product is our large body of graduates. In a State College 
such as ours, the graduates have a greater responsibility than in the case of a private 

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institution. The State has made a significant contribution to the education of each. 
Therefore, it is reasonable to expect that the graduates of these State Colleges will be 
ready to serve the communities into which they go and if need be, the State and the 
Nation, in whatever capacity their qualifications may adapt them. 

I hope that the graduates of the Stockbridge School will always remember this 
two-fold responsibihty and be willing to meet it. First, that their character and ability 
will ever reflect to the credit of their School, and second, that they will take an active 
part in civic affairs and stand ready for public service whenever they may be called. 
I am confident they will. 

Hugh P. Baker. 





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First row: Mack, Radcliffe, Blundell, Holdsworth, Verbeck, Van Meter, Banta, Vondell, Barrett. 
Second row: Tuttle, Tague, Snyder, Pushee, Packard, Lentz, Glatfelter, Foley, Rice, Phillips. 
Third row: Ross, French, Roberts, Smart, Hubbard, Rich, Dickinson, Sears, Davis, Sanctuary. 
Fourth row: C. H. Thayer, Markuson, Newlon, Lowry, Lindquist, Lindsey, C. L. Thayer, Haddock, 



LoRiN E. Ball, B.Sc, Instructor in Physical Education 

Born 1898. B.Sc, M.S.C, 1921. Coach of Freshman Basketball, 1921-25. Coach of 
Freshman Baseball, 1922-24. Attended Superior Wisconsin Coaching School, 1924. Senior 
Leader, Camp Enajerog for Boys, 1924 — . Treasurer, Western Massachusetts Board of 
Approved Basketball Officials, 1924-25. Director of Two Year Athletics and Coach of 
Two Year Football and Basketball, 1925-26. Coach of Varsity Baseball and Hockey, 1925. 
Attended University of Wisconsin Summer School, 1926. Varsity Club, Q.T.V. 

Luther Banta, B.Sc, Assistant Professor of Poultry Husbandry 

B.Sc, Cornell University, 1915. Head of the Department of Poultry Husbandry, New York 
School of Agriculture, 1915-18, at Alfred University. Instructor of Poultry Husbandry, 
M.S.C, 1918-20. Assistant Professor of Poultry Husbandry, M.S.C, 1920 — . Sigma Phi. 

RoLLiN H. Barrett, M.S., Assistant Professor of Farm Management 

Born 1891. B.Sc, Connecticut Agricultural College, 1918. Assistant County Agricultural 
Agent, Hartford County, Connecticut, 1918-19. Instructor, Vermont State School of Agri- 
culture, 1919-20. Principal, 1920-25. M.S., Cornell University, 1926. Central Officers' 
Training School, Camp Lee, Va., October 1918 to January 1919. Assistant Professor of 
Farm Management, M.S.C, 1926—. Phi Mu Delta. 

Lyle L. Blundell, B.S., Professor of Horticulture 

Born 1897. B.S., Iowa State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, 1924. With 
Olensted Brothers, Landscape Architects, 1924-31. Professor of Horticulture, M.S.C, 1931 — . 
Gamma Sigma Delta. 
William H. Davis, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Botany 

Ph.D., New York State Teachers College. A.B., Cornell University. M.A. and Ph.D., 
University of Wisconsin. Assistant in Science, New York State Normal School and Cornell. 
Professor of Botany and Agriculture, Iowa State Teachers College. Assistant Professor of 
Botany, M.S.C, 1922—. Sigma Xi. 

[Page Ttrenty-jour} 


Lawrence S. Dickinson, B.Sc, Assistant Professor of Agronomy 

Born 1888. B.Sc, M.S.C., 1910. Superintendent of Grounds, M.S.C., 1911-30. Leave of 
Absence, 1919. Instructor in Horticulture and Superintendent of Greenliouses, Walter Reed 
Hospital, Washington, D. C, 1919-20. Assistant Professor of Horticulture, M.S.C., 1923-31. 
Assistant Professor of Agronomy, M.S.C., 1931 — . Phi Sigma Kappa. 

Richard C. Foley, M.S., Instructor in Animal Husbandry 

B.Sc, M.S.C., 1927. M.S., M.S.C., 1931. Instructor in Animal Husbandry, M.S.C., 1929 — . 
Sigma Phi Epsilon. Phi Kappa Phi. 

Julius H. Frandsen, M.S. A., Professor of Dairy Industry and Head of the Department 
Born 1877. B.S.A., Iowa State College, 1902. M.Sc, Iowa State College, 1904. Assistant 
Station Chemist, Iowa State College, 1902-04. Dairy Chemist, Hazelwood Creamery, Port- 
land, Oregon, 1904-07. Professor of Dairying, University of Idaho, 1907-11. Professor 
of Dairy Husbanidry, University of Nebraska, 1911-21. Dairy Editor and Councillor, Capper 
Farm Publications, 1921-26. Member of American Dairy Science Association. Member of 
Society for Promotion of Agricultural Science. During World War, Chairman of Dairy 
Food Administration Work for State of Nebraska. Founded and for ten years Editor of 
Journal of Dairy Science. Professor and Head of the Department, M.S.C., 1926 — . Gamma 
Sigma Delta, Phi Kappa Phi. 

Arthur P. French, M.S., Assistant Professor of Pomology 

B.Sc, Ohio State University, 1921. M.Sc, M.S.C., 1923. Investigator in Pomology M.S.C. 
Experiment Station, 1921-23. Instructor in Pomology, M.S.C, 1923 — . Alpha Zeta, Sigma 
Xi, Alpha Tau Omega, Phi Kappa Phi. 

Guy V. Glatfelter, M.Sc, Assistant Professor of Animal Husbandry 

Born 1893. B.Sc, Pennsylvania State College, 1919. M.S., Iowa State College, 1920. 
Teaching Fellowship, Iowa State College, 1919-20. Assistant in Animal Husbandry, Iowa 
State College, 1920-21. Beef Cattle Specialist, U.S.D.A., Summer of 1922. Assistant 
Professor of Animal Husbandry, M.S.C, 1921 — . Kappa Sigma. 

John C. Graham, B.Sc. Agr., Professor of Poultry Husbandry and Head of 
the Department 
Milwaukee State Normal School, 1894. Student at Chicago University, Summers of 1894-98. 
Teacher's Institute Work in Wisconsin, 1894-1907. B.Sc, Agricultural University of Wis- 
consin. Associate Professor of Poultry Husbandry, M.S.C, 1911-14. Professor of Poultry 
Husbandry, M.S.C, 1914 — . Member of the American Association of Investigators and 
Instructors in Poultry Husbandry. Organizer and Director of the Agricultural Department 
of the Red Cross Institute, Baltimore, Md., for the Training of Blinded Soldiers, 1919-20, 
while on leave of absence. 

Emory E. Grayson, B.Sc, Supervisor of Placement Training 

Born 1894. B.Sc, M.S.C, 1917. Farm Bureau Work at Gardner, Mass., 1917-18. Field 
Artillery, Camp Taylor, Louisville, Ky., O.T.C, 1918. Assistant Football Coach, M.S.C, 
1918. Coach of Two Year Athletics, M.S.C, 1919-24. Baseball Coach and Assistant Coach 
in Football and Basketball, Amherst College, 1924. Associate Professor of Physical Edu- 
cation, Amherst College, and Coach of Baseball, Basketball, and Assistant Coach of Football, 
1926.' Supervisor of Placement Training, M.S.C, 1927—. Alpha Sigma Phi, Adelphia. 

Jay L. Haddock, M.Sc, Instructor in Agronomy 

Born 1903. B.S., Brigham Young University, 1930. M.S., M.S.C, 1932. Albion State 
Normal School, Albion, Idaho, 1923-24. Principal Public School, Bloomington, Idaho, 
1927-28. Instructor in Agronomy, M.S.C, 1930 — . 

Margaret Hamlin, B.A., Agricultural Counsellor for Women 

A.B., Smith College, 1904. Agricultural Counsellor for Women, M.S.C, 1918 — . 

Curry S. Hicks, B.Pd., M.Ed., Professor of Physical Education and Hygiene and Head 
of the Department. 
Born 1885. Michigan Agricultural College, 1902-03. B.Pd., Michigan State Normal 
College 1909. Assistant in Physical Education, Michigan State Normal College, 1908-09. 
Edward' Hitchcock Fellow in Physical Education, Amherst, 1909-10. Director of Athletics, 
Michigan State Normal College, 1910-11. Assistant Professor in Physical Education and 
Hygiene, M.S.C, 1911-14. Associate Professor, 1914-16. 
State College, 1924. 

Professor, 1916 — . M.Ed., Michigan 

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Mrs. Curry S. Hicks, B.A., Physical Director for Women 

Michigan State Normal College, 1909. B.A., Michigan State Normal College, 1925. 
Instructor in Physical Education for Women, 1918-27. Physical Director, 1927 — . 

Robert P. Holdsworth, M.F., Professor of Forestry and Head of Department 

Born 1890. B.S., in Forestry, Michigan State College, 1911. M.F., Yale, 1928. Royal 
College of Forestry, Stockholm, Sweden, 1928-29. Student Assistant, U. S. Forest Service, 
Kootenai National Forest, 1911. Forest Assistant, U. S. Forest Service, 1912-13. Ad- 
ministrative Assistant and Forest Examiner in charge of White Top Purchase Area, 1913-14. 
Secretary, Stone and Downer Co., Boston, 1914-27. Captain, Infantry, U. S. A., Two Years. 
Professor of Forestry, University of Arkansas, 1929-30. Professor of Forestry, M.S.C., 1930 — . 

S. Church Hubbard, Assistant Professor of Floriculture 

1905-15 with A. N. Pierson, Inc., Cromwell, Conn., as Propagator, Section Foreman, Roses, 
and Superintendent and Salesman of Retail Department. Vice-President and Manager of 
F. W. Fletcher, Inc., of Auburndale, Mass., 1915-16. Superintendent in charge of Test 
Grounds of American Rose Society, American Peony Society, American Iris Society, American 
Gladiolus Society and American Sweet Pea Society at Cornell University, 1916-21. Green- 
house Foreman and Instructor in Floriculture, M.S.C., 1921-29. Assistant Professor of 
Floriculture, M.S.C., 1928—. 

Claude Rupert Kellogg, M.A., Assistant Professor of Entomology and Beekeeping 

Born 1886. B.A., University of Denver, 1909. M.A., University of Wisconsin, 1918. 
Teacher of Biology, Anglo-Chinese College, Foochow, China, 1911-16. Professor of Zoology, 
Fukien Christian University, Foochow, China, 1916-31. Teaching Fellow, University of 
Maryland, Sept. — Dec, 1931. Assistant Professor of Entomology and Beekeeping, M.S.C., 
1931 — . Honorary Life Member, American Museum of Natural History. Member, Phi Sigma. 
Honorary Member, Biological Society. Associate Member, American Association of Economic 
Entomologists. Fellow, Peking Society of Natural History. Member, North China Branch, 
Royal Asiatic Society. Member, China Society of Science and Arts. Member, Apis Club, 

Helen Knowlton, M.A., Assistant Professor of Home Economics 

A.B., Mount Holyoke College, 1903. Instructor, Atlanta University, 1903-05. Teacher in 
High School, 1905-12. Graduate Student and Instructor, Cornell University, 1912-16. Head 
of Home Economics and Dean of Women, New Hampshire State College, 1916-18. 
Y. W. C. A. Secretary, 1919-24. M.A., Teachers College, 1924. Assistant Professor of Home 
Economics, M.S.C., 1924 — . 

John B. Lentz, A.B., V.M.D., Professor of Veteiinary Science 
and Head of the Department 
Born 1887. A.B., Franklin and Marshall College, 1908. V.M.D., School of Veterinary 
Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 1914. Teaching and Coaching at Franklin and 
Marshall Academy, 1908-11. Assistant Professor of Veterinary Science and College Veteri- 
narian, M.S.C., 1922-27. Head of the Department, 1927 — . Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Sigma Kappa. 

Harry G. Lindquist, M.Sc, Instructor in Dairying 

Born 1895. B.Sc, M.S.C., 1922. Graduate Assistant, University of Maryland, 1922-24. 
M.Sc, University of Maryland, 1924. Baltimore City Health Department, Summer 1924. 
Instructor, University of Maryland, 1924-25. Graduate Assistant, Ohio State University, 
1925-27. Instructor in Dairying, M.S.C., 1927 — . 

Adrian H. Lindsey, Ph.D., Professor of Agricultural Economics 

Born 1897. B.S., University of Illinois, 1922. M.S., Iowa State College, 1929. North- 
western University, Summer of 1927. Instructor at Alabama Polytechnical Institute, 1923-25. 
Fellow at Iowa State College, 1925-26. Assistant Professor at Iowa State College, 1926-29. 
Professor of Agricultural Economics, M.S.C., 1929 — . American Farm Economics Society. 
Phi Gamma Mu. 

Wayne J. Lowry, M.S., Instructor in Horticulture 

Born 1906. B.Sc, Michigan State College, 1928. Graduate Assistant Landscape Garden- 
ing, M.S.C., 1928-29. Instructor in Horticulture, M.S.C, 1929—. 

Miner J. Markuson, B.S., Assistant Professor of Agricultural Engineering 

Born 1896. B.Sc, of Architecture, University of Minnesota. Assistant Professor of Agri- 
cultural Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Non-commissioned Officer, 210th Engi- 
neers, 10th Division of the U. S. Army, 1918-19. Assistant Professor of Agricultural 
Engineering, M.S.C, 1926 — . 

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Merrill J. Mack, M.S., Assistant Professor of Dairying 

Born 1902. B.Sc, Pennsylvania State College, 1923. Graduate Assistant in Dairying, M.S.C., 
1923-24. Research Fellow in Dairying, University of Wisconsin, 1924-25. M.Sc, University 
of Wisconsin, 192 5. Instructor in Dairying, M.S.C., 1925-27. Assistant Professor, 1927 — . 
Alpha Zeta. 

John D. Newlon, Instructor in Agricultural Engineering 

Born 1884. Instructor in Forge Work, M.S.C., 1919. Special Student at Massachusetts 
Institute of Technology, 1921. Instructor in Agricultural Engineering, 1921 — . 

Ransom C. Packard, M.S., Vocational Instructor in Bacteriology 

Born 1886. B.S.A., University of Toronto, 1911. M.Sc, Massachusetts State College, 1933. 
Instructor in Bacteriology, M.S.C., 1927 — . 

Ralph W. Phillips, B.Sc, M.A., Instructor in Animal Husbandry 

Born 1910. B.Sc, Berea College, 1930. M.A., University of Missouri, 1931. Gamma Alpha, 
Gamma Sigma Delta, Sigma Xi. Instructor, M.S.C., 1933 — ■ 

George F. Pushee, Instructor in Agricultural Engineering 

I.C.S., 1906. Teacher's Training Class, Springfield, 1914-15. Assistant Foreman and Mill- 
wright, Mt. Tom Sulfide Pulp Mill, 1915-16. Instructor in Agricultural Engineering, M.S.C., 
1916 — . 

Ernest J. Radcliffe, M.D., Professor of Hygiene and Student Health Officer 

Born 1898. M.B., University of Toronto, 1923. M.D., University of Toronto, 1929. 
Private and Clinic Practice. Canadian Field Artillery, 1916-19. Professor of Hygiene and 
Student Health Officer, M.S.C., 1930 — . Massachusetts Medical Society, American Medical 

Cecil C. Rice, M.S., Instructor in Horticultural Manufactures 

Born 1907. B.S., M.S.C., 1928. Instructor in Horticultural Manufactures, M.S.C., 1930 — . 

Victor A. Rice, M. Agr., Professor of Animal Husbandry, Head of the Department 
and Head of the Division of Agriculture 
Born 1890. B.Sc, North Carolina State College, 1917. M.Agr., M.S.C, 1923. Farm 
Manager, 1910-12. Swine Specialist for State of Massachusetts, 1916-19. Professor of 
Animal Husbandry, M.S.C, 1919—. Phi Kappa Phi. 

Oliver C. Roberts, B.Sc, Instructor in Pomology 

Born 1895. B.Sc, M.S.C, 1919. Teacher of Agriculture in Maine High School, 1920-22. 
Foreman of Pomology Department, M.S.C, 1923-26. Instructor in Pomology, M.S.C, 1926 — . 
Theta Chi. 

Joseph R. Rogers, Jr., Instructor in Physical Education 

Born 1906. Worcester Polytechnical Institute, 1930. Instrumentman, Metropolitan District 
Water Supply Commission, 1930-31. Instructor in Physical Education, M.S.C, 1931 — . Mem 
ber, American Society of Mechanical Engineers. 

Donald E. Ross, B.S., Instructor in Floriculture and Greenhouse Foreman 

Born 1896. B.Sc, M.S.C, 1925. Nurseryman at A. N. Pierson, Inc., Cromwell, Conn., 
1925-26. Nurseryman Superintendent at the Rose Farm, White Plains, N. Y., 1926-28. 
Attended Summer School, M.S.C, 1.928. Instructor in Floriculture and Greenhouse Foreman, 
M.S.C, 1928 — . Served in France with 101st Infantry, 26th Division, 1917-19. Alpha 
Gamma Rho. 

William C. Sanctuary, M.S., Professor of Poultry Husbandry 

Born 1888. B.S., M.S.C, 1912. New York State College of Agriculture, 1912-18. U. S. 
Army, 1917-18. Professor of Poultry Husbandry, M.S.C, 1921. Acting Director of New 
York State School of Agriculture, 1924-25. Professor of Poultry Husbandry, M.S.C, 1925 — . 
Kappa Delta Phi, Theta Chi. 

Fred C Sears, M.S., Professor of Pomology and Head of Department 

Born 1866. B.Sc, Kansas Agricultural College, 1892. Assistant Horticulturist, Kansas 
Experiment Station, 1892-97. M.Sc, Kansas Agricultural College, 1896. Professor of 
Horticulture, Utah Agricultural College, 1897. Director of Nova Scotia School of Horti- 
culture, Wolfville, N.S., 1897-1904. Professor of Horticulture, Nova Scotia Agriculture 
College, Truro, N. S., 1905-07. Professor of Pomology, M.S.C, 1907 — . Phi Kappa Phi. 

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Edna L. Skinner, M.A., Professor of Home Economics, Head of Division and Advisor 
of Women 
Michigan State Normal College, 1901. B.Sc, Columbia University, 1908. Instructor in 
Teacher's College, Columbia University, 1908-12. James MiUiken University, 1921-28. 
Professor of Home Economics, Head of Department, M.S.C., 1919 — . M.Ed., Michigan State 
Normal College, 1922. M.A., Columbia University, 1929. 

Harold W. Smart, A.B., LL.B., Vocational Instructor in Business Law, 
Business English, Public Speaking and Rural Sociology 
Born 1895. LL.B., (cum laude) Boston University, 1918. Boston University, 1919. Practice 
Law, 1919-20. Instructor in Business Law, M.S.C., 1921 — . A.B., Amherst College, 1924. 
Phi Delta Phi, Woolsack, Delta Sigma Rho. 

Grant B. Snyder, M.S., Assistant Professor of Olericulture 

B.S.A., Ontario Agricultural College, Toronto University, 1922. Assistant Plant Hyludist 
at Ontario Agricultural College, 1919-21. Instructor in Vegetable Gardening, M.S.C., 
1921-26. Assistant Professor of Vegetable Gardening, M.S.C., 1926 — . 

William H. Tague, B.S., Assistant Professor of Agricultural Engineering 

Born 1892. B.Sc, Agricultural Engineering, Iowa State College. Assistant Professor of 
Agricultural Engineering, M.S.C., 1929 — . 

Charles H. Thayer, Vocational Instructor in Agronomy 

Instructor in Agronomy, M.S.C., 1918 — 
Clark L. Thayer, B.S., Professor of Floriculture and Head of Department 

Born 1890. B.Sc, M.S.C., 191.T. Graduate Work in Floriculture and Breeding, Cornell 
University, 1913-14. Instructor in Floriculture, Cornell University, 1914-19. Instructor in 
Floriculture, M.S.C., Spring Term, 1917. Associate Professor and Head of Department, 
M.S.C., 1919-20. Professor of Floriculture and Head of the Department, M.S.C, 1920 — . 
U. S. Army, 1918. Alpha Gamma Rho, Phi Kappa Phi, Pi Alpha Xi. 

Alden p. Tuttle, M.S., Instructor in Vegetable Gardening 

Born 1906. B.Sc, M.S.C, 1928. M.S., Pennsylvania State College, 1930. Assistant in 
Vegetable Gardening, Pennsylvania State College, 1928-29. Graduate Assistant in Vegetable 
Gardening, Pennsylvania State College, 1929-30. Instructor in Vegetable Gardening, M.S.C, 
1930 — . Gamma Sigma Delta. 

Ralph A. Van Meter, M.S., Professor of Pomology, Head of the Div. of Horticulture 
Born 1893. B.Sc, Ohio State University, 1917. Extension Specialist in Pomology, M.S.C, 
1917. Served in France with the 317th Field Signal Battalion, 1918-19. Assistant Extension 
Professor of Pomology, M.S.C, 1919-21. Extension Professor of Pomology, M.S.C, 1921-23. 
Professor of Pomology, M.S.C, 1923 — . Delta Sigma, Phi Kappa Phi. 

John H. Vondell, Instructor in Poultry Husbandry and Superintendent Poultry Plant 
Born 1898. Instructor, U. S. Veterans Bureau, Baltimore, 1922-23. Superintendent, Poultry 
Plant, M.S.C, 1923-29. Superintendent, Poultry Plant and Instructor in Poultry Husbandry, 
M.S.C, 1929—. 

3 1 

Levi Stockbridge 

[Page Tweiity-nhie] 


A Young Man of an Inquiring Mind 

Deacon Jason Stockbridge lived in the plain old fashioned house in North Hadley 
at the corner where the road turns off toward Amherst. He brought up his family to 
practice the good old Yankee virtues of hard work and skilful trading, for the deacon 
was an upright and religious man and a good horse trader withal. 

His son, Levi, helped his father with the chores and the farm work, an.d when he 
had finished the district school, went to Hopkins Academy in Hadley. Active and of 
an inquiring mind, like most other red-headed boys, he got into mischief now and then. 
How he climbed the roof one cold winter day, put a horse-blanket over the chimney, 
and smoked out the schoolhouse, is a tale still told in Norrh Hadley. 

In Levi's boyhood days all Hadley was raising broomcorn and making brooms. 
Hadley farmers had never known what a money crop was till broomcorn came, but now 
Hadley brooms were famous the country over, and Hadley wagons were hauling brooms 
to Hartford, Providence, and Bosron. The Stockbridge boys had more than once gone 
down to Boston on a load of brooms with the men. 

One Saturday afternoon in late April saw them on the way for themselves; Levi, 
about nineteen on the big load, and Henry, two years younger, following with a single 
horse. At sunset they pulled into a tavern yard to put up their horses, for in those 
days no good church member would travel on the Sabbath. Levi "kept Saturday night" 
all his life. Your true Yankee father called in his family to prayers when the sun set 
on Saturday night, but the next night the boys watched the sun, and when it dropped 
below rhe horizon, let out a whoop and started a ball game. 

About noon on Sunday two more loads of brooms passed the inn, and the drivers 
hailed the Stockbridge boys as they went by, "We'll beat ye into Boston". Just at 
sunset Levi called, "Come on, Henry, time to hitch up". Driving all night, they came 
to Boston in early morning, and had sold out their brooms and turned for home when 
they met the other teams just coming in. "How in thunder did you boys get here?" 
"Oh", said Levi, "we came around". 

The same energy and determination shown in this affair served Levi to good 
purpose in his quest for an education. Though all children of his time learned the 
three R's in district school, and the more studious boys went on to the Academy, college 
was hardly to be throught of for any one. But the Lyceum gave opportunity for self 
improvement to all and with its branches in each New England village filled a vital 
need for all people of an inquiring mind. Young Levi, in the North Hadley Lyceum, 
listening to lectures by the professors from Amherst College, training himself to write 
and speak, gained the interest in science and the ability to think on his feet and to 
debate, which stood him in good stead in later years in town meeting, in the State 
Legislature and in the Massachusetts Agricultural College. 

Subjects for discussion in the Lyceum were not far to seek. Liquor control was 
a serious problem even in those days. Politics ran high. The North was seeking a 
protective tariff for its manufactures and the South more territory for its slaves. Should 
Texas join the Union and add one more slave state? This was a red hot question. 
In all these subjects Levi had firm convictions, and expressed his views clearly in favor 
of temperance, the abolition of slavery, and a high tariff. 

Though a College education was not lightly to be considered, yet both Levi and 
his brother were eager to go to Amherst College. Their father could hardly spare them 

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Stockbridge Homestead - North Hadley 

both to go, especially since Levi was by now his father's right hand man, deeply inter- 
ested in the farm and all its affairs. The family council decided that for one year Henry 
should go to Amherst while Levi should stay on the farm and follow his brother's 
studies at home. This for a year: at the end of the year new plans might be made. 
So Levi visited college when time permitted, put in his days of hard work on the farm 
and followed his brother's studies at night. When the year was finished Henry set 
up as professor, gave Levi the same final examinations he had taken himself and passed 
his brother with credit. 

The classical colleges of that day trained boys for the "learned professions" and 
turned out ministets, doctors, and lawyers. Levi was practical-minded, and felt that 
the training he needed was not quite along these lines. When he had finished reading 
a translation of the Iliad, he wrote, "It seems to me that if the time spent in a collegiate 
course in studying this and works of like character was occupied in gaining knowledge 
that would be of practical use in after life, it would be much better spent". Perhaps 
this was the time when he determined that there should some day be a college where 
farmers' sons might learn how to farm and where experiments should be carried on to 
help in solving farmers' problems. 

At the end of this first year of college, in the summer of 1842, new plans were 
made. Henry went on through his college course and later became a judge. Levi 
married the village schoolma'am and settled down on the farm, if so active a man can 
ever be said to settle; while his studies still went on. History, political economy and 
chemistry, all these seemed practical and necessary to a citizen and farmer, and these he 
read and studied on lainy days and at night. He began in a blank-book bound in wall 
paper a "Farmer's Journal", with these words, "I commence this Journal calculating 
to note down from day to day, what may occur, what I may think and what I may do. 
I have my doubts whether I shall continue it long, for I fear that wearied with the 

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labors of the day, I shall seek repose and forget this means of intellectual culture as 
beyond the capabilities of a sunburnt farmer and married man. Hoping for the best, 
however, I will endeavor that I shall not come to a period." 

These were the days when the tide of life which had covered the very hilltops of 
New England with farms, first began to ebb and the farmers to leave their exhausted 
soil and follow the newly opened Erie Canal to the rich lands of the West. We find 
Levi, dissatisfied with yields of six bushels of rye and twenty-five bushels of corn to 
the acre, hauling swamp hay, muck and chip dirt into the barnyard to increase his scanty 
supply of manure. Convinced that sweat and stubborness alone would not save the 
farms he studied all the scientific works on agriculture that were available, and began 
experimenting, always experimenting, in search of the principles of plant feeding he 
was later to establish. He tried and observed the effect of lime, salt, and plaster on 
his crops. The materials for his "Stockbridge Fertilizers" were not known to the world 
for several decades yet. 

"Have just bought a new book on chemistry", he writes. "I am vexed with my 
ignorance of chemistry, as I have often been when reading scientific works on agriculture. 
It is of little or no use to read agricultural chemistry without a knowledge of first 
principles, this I have learned by sad experience. He who would understand, as well 
as know, must go back to the fountainhead". 

The day's work came first and the studying after. Your true Yankee did a day's 
work. "Commenced haying. Mowed all day in the meadow and lamed my shoulder, 
this breaking in is hard". "Myself and the boys have hoed about three acres of corn 
this afternoon, it was light hoeing and we hilled it little or none, but with a strife for 
being first at the end, we got up some excitement and accomplished some work. This 
evening I finished reading the History of the Reformation, a large work of 1300 pages 
and one of the most useful and instructive I have lately read". "Felt unable to labor 
much today. Cradled two acres of rye this morning and attended the prize speaking 
at Amherst this evening". 

There were occasional breaks in the hard work, however. We learn of his favorite 
recreation from such entries as this in his Journal. "Went hunting pigeons". "Went 
shooting squirrels with the boys". 

No small part of Levi's education and this he well realized, came to him during 
the winters when he left his farm work to become a schoolmaster. Women would do 
to teach in the spring and fall, but in the winter term, when farm work was done, and 
the big boys came back, it took a man to handle the school. 

"They have been killing the swine today, they weigh about 450 each. Farming 
won't trouble me much just now, but in spite of cold, frost, or germs, I must teach 
the young thought how to shoot. Commenced teaching school, had 43 scholars; like 
all scholars they thought the first day one of liberty — but — ah — 'Order, regularity and 
good habits of study must, will, and shall be enforced'." 

And at the end of the term he set down this entry with carefully pointed quill. 

"March 7th, 1844. School being out I feel some like a man escaped from prison, 
a bird loosed from his cage, a fish regaining his element from the hands of the angler, 
or in short like a schoolmaster released from his school, but this I say, that a school 
is a school for the schoolmaster as well as the pupil and he is an ass that does not 
consider it such." 

Charles Hiram Thayer. 

Instructor in Agronomy. 

3 1 

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President, Stephen A. Eldred 

Vice-President, CHESTER E. Goodfield 

Secretary, J. Luis Zuretti, Jr. 

Treasurer, Roger L. Hersey 

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Horticulture Brockton 


A terrific struggle is taking place beneath that quiet 
exterior — the pull of the sea versus the grip of Mother 
Earth. Why not grow your plants on board, "Mai"? You 
could then weigh anchor and sail away to the peaceful 
bliss of mermaids and South Sea Island beauties. "Oh 
Yeah!" sez he. But seriously, "Mai", we hope you find 
your island of dreams and don't be surprised if you find 
some of us there too. 



Horticulture Lynn 


Howard is another son who hails from a seacoast town. 
During those cool days of February he longed for a sunny 
beach where he could delight in canoeing and acquiring 
a tan. 

Sometime he hopes to sail to Florida or head for Arizona. 
Raising figs and dates would be his occupation in Arizona. 

Starting as a Pomology major, Howard changed to General 
Horticulture in his second year. We wish him a successful 




Quietly and unobtrusively "Eddie" has passed these two 
years with us in a most satisfactory manner. His subtle 
sense of humor and true friendliness have gained for him 
many friends. We hear he is planning to enter the "Hort." 
field after graduation and in view of his excellent record 
we feel certain that his every ambition will be realized. 
Here's best wishes and all good luck to you, "Eddie", in 
your future life. 



Dairy Manufactures Peabody 

1912; Editor-in-Chief, 1934 Shorthorn; Glee Club, As- 
sistant Manager, 2; Dairy Club, 2. 

Tall, distinguished, describes self-confident "Bill" to a 
"T". Here is a fellow whom you like instinctively. His 
pleasing manner and thoughtfulness have commanded our 
respect and admiration during the two years of our ac- 
quaintance. We of the Shorthorn Board have realized his 
qualities of leadership not only as a good organizer and a 
capable executive, but in his ability to see his ideas put 
into play. That is what counts to-day. We all vouch for 
his chances of success. 

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Horticulture Springfield 

1913; Track, 1; Shorthorn Board, Literary Editor, 2; 
Glee Club, 2 ; Agronomy Club, 1 ; Horticulture Show, 1 ; 
First Prize Landscape Division, 2. 

A fine student and a real friend in every way, that's 
"Milt". The "Baron" attained great heights in his marks 
as well as a wealth of knowledge. "Milt" evidently 
has some literary ability as he was given the difficult job 
of Literary Editor of the Shorthorn. 

With his ambition in the direction of landscape design 
and construction, we expect to find "Milt" as one of our 
leading landscape architects later in life. We all know that 
he has the "makings". 


Poultry Hardwick 

1913; Cross Country, 1, 2; Indoor Track, 1, 2; Glee 
Club, 2; Poultry Club, 1. 

"Blackie" is another Worcester boy who has made a name 
for himself. He is equally versatile both in mental and 
physical gymnastics. 

Without question we may be assured that Mr. Blackmer 
is one of the niftiest Cross Country stylists Stockbridge has 
seen for quite a while. His running records have been 
paralleled by splendid scholastic achievements; and there is 
no other alternative than to believe that in the future his 
success is assured. 




Poultry Husbandry Townsend 


"Whit" is one of those happy-go-lucky boys of Stock- 
bridge "U". Although "Whit" rates high with the ladies, 
he is inclined to sit back with the expression that the 
willingness to take a back seat is not necessarily a sign of 
modesty. His favorite job was running "Ma" Goodwin's 
hash hall during her absence. Suffice it to say that he did 
a rushing business. Best of luck, "Whit!" 



Horticulture East Bridgewater 

1915; Outing Club, 1; Class Orator, 2. 

Another case of "still water running deep". "Hail to 
thee, blithe spirit". Some say he is a philosopher; we 
suspect, however, that some of the girls back home taught 
him what he knows about love. He sure proved it in Public 
Speaking class. 

We know that you will succeed in life, Jarvis, because 
it is evident that you approve of this motto, "A thing worth 
doing is worth doing well". 

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Pomology Marlboro 

1914; Basketball Manager, 2. 

Throughout his stay here in Amherst, "Art" has proven 
himself an orchardist. With a working knowledge of his 
major, he utilized his spare time mainly in chess in which, 
incidently, he acquired a high degree of skill. 

While at Stockbridge, Arthur portrayed himself a loyal 
friend and a conscientious student. With these traits avail- 
able we prophesy "Art's" success. 



Floriculture Brockton 

1914; Shorthorn Board, Secretary, 2 ; S. C. S., Secretary- 
Treasurer, 2. 

You have heard, no doubt, of the Married Mayor of 
North Amherst? Well, meet his wife. 

"Madie", the first of the "Three Musketeers", is the pos- 
sessor of a remarkable personality, a quiet, good natured, 
generous disposition, and has been a leader from the be- 
ginning in scholastic ability. Born with plenty of "Flori." 
instinct, and having acquired a knowledge of finances as the 
treasurer of the S. C. S., "Madie" is well suited to assist in 
putting the "Flori." game back on its feet. 






Horticulture Springfield 

1911; Horticultural Show, 2. 

"Chap" gave up that four year idea and became one of us. 
Such a student this school has never seen. 

"Fax" has spent very few week-ends here at school, but 
we shouldn't wonder at that. Springfield is the place and 
he can be found there nearly every Saturday night. 

He is a great pal in every way. Although he has no 
definite plan we know a good man is never idle. Here's 
to his success. 



Poultry Newport, R. I. 

1911; Cross Country, 1, 2; Track, 1; Poultry Club, 1; 
Shorthorn Board, 2. 

Those who know Prescott find he is a quiet lad with an 
active mind. He has proved his superiority in handling 
poultry by taking prizes in class contests. 

If his future accomplishments equal his work at Stock- 
bridge we are sure he will set a goal worth attaining. 

May your abilities as a leader and student distinguish you 
in the outer world as they have here at Amherst. 

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Horticulture Dedham 


This fair damsel joined the class of '34 at the start of 
the second term of our first year. She has one outstanding 
characteristic — she can ask questions ! But then we suppose 
the real way to find out things, is to ask about them. Adele 
should go a long way in her own special direction since 
she has such a grand supply of ideas. 

The "Hort." class had more male members than the 
"Flori.", thereupon Adele promptly changed her major. 

Horticulture Worcester 

1912; Outing Club, 1, 2; Agronomy Club, 1. 

The acute angle at which "Bill" wore his cap, first gained 
him recognition on the campus. "Bill" is a typical Nova 
Scotian, he even left placement training early to visit "good 
old Novie". 

"Bill" is noted for his quaint quotations and dry humor, 
which was always welcome and cheering. His pet subject 
was Forestry and did he eat it up! More power to you 
"Bill", may life be as easy as Forestry is to you. 



Horticulture Sheffield 

1915; Kolony Klub; Marshal, 2. 

Mighty of muscle, cheerful and friendly, typifies "Dave". 
His duties as Marshal of Kolony Klub were faithfully car- 
ried out from reports of a few of the freshmen during 
"Hell Week". 

To an outsider "Dave" looks to be a quiet fellow, but he 
could cut things up when he wanted to, for his physical 
assets are his outstanding quality. 



Barre, Vermont 

1911; Alpha Tau Gamma; Student Council, Secretary- 
Treasurer, 2; Basketball, 1, 2. 

"Phil" came from the Granite city in Vermont, to broaden 
his knowledge of Horticulture at Stockbridge "U". "Phil" 
has versatility plus. He shines as a student, athlete, artist 
and Horticulturist. 

"Phil" received his placement on campus, and 'tis said, 
that the shrubs will miss the excellent care he gave them in 
the summer of "33". After spending two full years in 
Amherst we expect to see Phil shed many tears on departing 
in June. 



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Greenkeeping Williamstown 

1913; Basketball, 1, 2; Newman Club, 1, 2. 

Being bom and brought up in a college town, "Dick" 
felt more or less at home when he came to Amherst. 

Not exactly husky but full of athletic desires and quali- 
ties, he performed like a veteran with the hoopsters for two 
years. Golf is his hobby and it is predicted that he may 
be a future Massachusetts Bobby Jones. 

Beside rating athletic honors, "Dick" also comes in for 
his share among the greenkeepers. 



Floriculture Worcester 

1912; Cross Country, 1, 2; Track, 1, 2; Shorthorn 

Board, 2; Glee Club, 2; Newman Club, 1, 2; Class 

Historian, 2. 

Curly, tousled hair, a smiling face, a ready wit, a flash 
of bright green and you have a picture of "Charlie". Could 
being Irish, have anything to do with his love for green.' 
"Charlie's" good nature and ready laugh seem to make life 
a little more cheery. He has a weakness for being mischie- 
vous and can always be induced to join some scheme. Under 
this exterior "Charlie" is steady, thoughtful, loyal and true 
to his convictions. A real friend. 



Horticulture Amesbury 

1912; Football, 1, 2; Newman Club, 1, 2. 

Quiet, but determined. With such a good-natured, rugged 
make up, "Charlie" is bound to come out ahead. Beside 
being a good student and a real friend, "Charlie" was one 
of the "old dependables", in the forward line of the last 
two Stockbridge elevens. 

With that typical, political "iron jaw" we are bound to 
hear of "Charlie" being Mayor of Amesbury sometime in 
the future. We can expect also to see the landscape 
improve in Northeastern Massachusetts after he leaves 




Floriculture Brookline 


"Goose" the Drake, is the fellow you have all seen riding 
the very ancient "bike" on campus. Thinking of "Howie" 
and his "bike" will always recall amusing incidents to 
members of the Class of '34. "Goose" came from Ohio 
to get his education at Stockbridge "U". 

He was the recipient of many knocks and cracks, but tooK 
them all good naturedly. No doubt about it, he will succeed 
in the "Flori." business. 

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Animal Husbandry Weston 

1912; Class President, 1, 2; Student Council, 1, 2; Short- 
horn Board, 2; Animal Husbandry Club, 2; Football, 1, 2; 
Hockey, 1, 2 ; Outing Club, 2 ; Dance Committee, 1, 2 ; 
Chairman, 1. 

A compact body, garbed in hiking clothes, surmounted by 
a thatch of blonde hair, a ready smile and a cheery "Hello" 
describes "Steve" as we know him. 

Versatility is one of his many assets, and is one of the 
sterling qualities to which we as a class can attest. His 
social leadership plus his athletic ability has made for him 
an enviable record that will be hard to surpass. Strength 
in body and ability to persevere make a good "An. Huser", 


Dairy Manufactures Roslindale 

1913; Football, 1, 2; Kolony Klub; Historian, 2. 

Hearken, while I tell of a man whose ability in the manly 
arts has been the envy of his classmates during his career 
at Stockbridge. He is liked by everyone for his magnetic 
personality, congenial smile, and willingness to help a friend. 
Afternoons at the Kolony Klub would find "Swede" in- 
dustriously studying, but at night he and his trusty 
"Pontiac" would be busy escorting some charming Co-ed 
"places". We who know him intimately feel certain that 
"Swede" cannot help meet anything but the best of success. 



Greenkeeping Waltham 

1907; Football, 1, 2; Shorthorn Board, 1, 2. 

"Hock" came to Stockbridge from the "Watch City" to 
add to his knowledge of Greenkeeping and has been very 

Being tied down to one room was not for "Hock". He 
kept an apartment in South Amherst where he cooked his 
own meals which rate par excellence. 

Estimating prices on awnings and trips to Springfield and 
Holyoke were his favorite pastimes. 

"Hock" has enough "push" to guarantee success in life. 
Keep at it, "Hock". 



Poultry Dorchester 

1913; Alpha Tau Gamma; Football, 1, 2; Glee Club, 2, 
Newman Club, 1, 2; Poultry Club, 1, 2; K. O. Club, 1. 

Everyone knows "Mick" because of his musical talent and 
his impersonations of the popular orchestra leaders. "Tom's" 
ability does not end here, as the fellows who tried bowling 
him over on the football field and wrestling mat soon 

"Tom" has proven to the Poultrj' "Profs" that he must 
be reckoned with; for while he is Irish he is also "from 
Missouri". We know you will be a success, and a credit 
to the class. 


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Poultry Weymouth 

1915; Poultry Club, 1. 

Meet the first of the "Dynamite Twins". "Foggy's" main 
diversion was that of worrying "Bill" Deady. We say 
"worry", because poor "Bill" never knew just when one of 
his cigarettes would blow-up. It is our belief that he has 
the potentialities of a professional dynamiter for it is most 
uncanny to watch his pre-meditated plans carried out with 
such precision that even he marvels. 

Aside from this one failing we know nothing bad about 
him so we'll let him rest in peace. 

Dairy Manufactures North Amherst 

1914; Football, 1. 

Another powerful member of the North Amherst "Three". 
Chief colleague of the "Married Mayor". Always smiling, 
this popular classmate was the wit of the dairy class. During 
his senior year it was harder for him to get to classes on 
time because his "noble steed" popped it's last during the 
summer. He was well liked by the class as a whole, and 
a great lover of ice cream and other dairy products — to say 
nothing of being the Nemesis of the faculty. 

Poultry Roslindale 

1910; Football, 1, 2; Student Council, 2; President Poul- 
try Club, 1 ; President Alpha Tau Gamma, 2 ; Senior Dance 

The old maestro. King of all the lads at the house, with 
a bit of a Boston manner all his own; he is recognized as 
a friend by all who come in contact with him. A poultry 
major, yes; and does he know his "Feathered Friends". We 
all will miss his quaint ways and quiet voice both at the 
house and on campus ; and sincerely hope he succeeds in 
all his undertakings. 



Manchester, N. H. 

1911; Shorthorn Board, Business Manager, 2; Horticul- 
tural Show, 2; Chairman of Class Prom, 2. 

"Hub" came from the north country to do a little study- 
ing. Although in body he has been in Amherst for two 
years, in spirit he has been in Goffstown, N. H. 

School is a serious thing to him. No time for the fair 
sex. One is enough. 

"Hub's" greatest pleasure was attending the Aggie 
Engineering courses of Professor Tague. 

"Hub" is a man clear through and no job is too big 
for him to tackle. 

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Floriculture Franklin 


A very likable sort of a chap. Perhaps not the leader 
in his class, but nevertheless a plugger. He would always 
help a friend, whether it be; "A ride down town Gianetto?" 
or "Let me see your notes, will you?". During his last 
year in Stockbridge he lived in the aristocratic section of 
the community, namely, North Amherst. By his many argu- 
ments he tried in vain to prove that the "Prof." isn't 
always right. 



Horticulture Springfield 

1914; Shorthorn Board, 2; Glee Club, 2; Agronomy 
Club, 1, 2; Horticulture Show, 1, First Prize, 2; Hockey, 1; 
Track, 1, 2; General Chairman Commencement Comm., 2. 

A true pal to all was "Chuck" ; this accounts for his 
being one of the most popular "Hort." men. His ability 
to make friends, versatility, and unassuming manner won 
our favor from the start. 

Going to Springfield weekly did not interfere with his 
persevering and painstaking work. The "Hort." Show is a 
fine example of his efforts. With these noble virtues 
"Chuck" is on the first rung toward success. Here's to 
you, "Chuck". 



Animal Husbandry Gilbertville 

1915; Football, 1, 2; Track, 1, 2; Glee Club, 2; Animal 
Husbandry Club, 1, 2; Class Vice-President, 2; Alpha Tau 
Gamma, Vice-President, 2. 

What a difference in the "Chet" of 1934, compared to 
the bashful blushing freshman of 1933. We feel justified 
in being a bit flattered that one of our classmates became 
such a fine example of self-confidence and capability while 
with us. 

Coaches Ball and Derby were not exactly loathe to see 
him either. We are sure that "Chet" won't be found lagging 
in the game we are facing. "An. Has." can use a man 
of your calibre, "Chet". 


Poultry Indian Orchard 

1914; Track, 1, 2; Cross Country, 2; Cheer Leader, 2; 
Glee Club, 2; Poultry Club, 1; Newman Club, 1. 

It is apparent that "Steve" majored in Poultry which 
subject he conquered, while athletic inclinations occupied 
his spare time. Immediately following class hours he was 
seen making for the Phys. Ed. cage. Here an exhibition 
was afforded of his high jumping, pole vaulting and 
sprinting ability. 

With basic knowledge of poultry we are looking forward 
to a profitable poultryman in the future. Here's wishing 
him the the best of luck in his undertakings. 





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Horticulture Westminster 

1912; Glee Club, 2; Outing Club, 2; Agronomy Club, 1; 
Chairman of Class Gift Committee, 2. 

"Don" hails from Westminster; but still has never seen 
our famous "Abbey". He graduated from high school in 
the Nutmeg State. His accomplishments when working on 
private estates proved to be too slow a method of learning 
Horticulture. So as a consequence he came to the "Uni- 
versity", and he has learned his "Hort." "Don" was a 
brilliant success on placement, and we feel sure he will be 
equally so after graduation. 

Poultry Lexington 

1915; Poultry Club, 1. 

Frank? Yes ! He is one of the illustrious members of 
the Poultry group. 

Seemingly bored by class proceedings, yet possessing one 
of it's best minds. Quiet, unassuming in nature, we shall 
nevertheless remember him as being quite a prankster, one 
who did his best to maintain the class morale. 

Frank has the potential attributes of a success in the 
future; and, we know that potentiality will become a reality. 



Horticulture Winchester 

1914; S. C. S., Sergeant-at-Arms, 2. 

"Sharlie", another "Musketeer", is called the "speed 
demon" because of the way she goes about campus in the 
familiar "837" getting us to classes on time. Her ready 
smile and magnetic personality won her many friends and 
there was always a helping hand ready to assist in her 
little difficulties. Her enthusiasm about everything readily 
interests others in the same things. Being full of fun and 
hard to suppress, just imagine her keeping order in the 
S. C. S. as Sergeant-at-Arms. 



Poultry Medford 

1913; Hockey, 1, 2; Poultry Club, 1. 

Being the jester in all our classes, "Bud" personified 
brightness. — "That's a fine one, huh boss?" Some classes 
would have been more than dull if it had not been for his 
wit. "Bud" proved to be Mitchell's main standby during 
the hockey season; he held down the goalie's position like 
a Spartan. And boy! could he take it. With his jovial 
personality and ability we know he will make a success in 
the poultry world. 

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Pomology Leominster 


"Milt" is generally a quiet unassuming chap, except when 
he plays the banjo and harmonica at the same time. He is 
not musically inclined, but mechanically bent. His tractor 
contraptions and motor-cycle converted cultivators would do 
credit to the "Tiger". 

"Milt" during his travels in search of more "Pom" 
knowledge, says he does not intend to become a traveling 
man, instead he visualizes a New England hillside orchard. 
Best wishes, "Milt". 



1911; Shorthorn Board, 
Club, 1; Glee Club, 2; 
Education Conference, 2 ; 

A lanky fellow from the "Watch City' 

2; Outing Club, 1, 2; Agronomy 
Horticulture Show, 2 ; Physical 
Class Marshal, 2. 

He says what 
he thinks, straight from the shoulder, when necessary. 
Judging from the midnight oil used, he must have taken 
his greenkeeping seriously. From all reports the Woodland 
Golf Course certainly showed the effects of his care. 

Since "Rog" has plenty of "push" and character, we are 
all sure that he will make his mark as a greenkeeper. Best 
of luck, old boy ! 



Poultry Hingham 

1913; Football, 1, 2; Hockey, 2; Class Treasurer, 1, 2. 

Here's to a husky tackle. During the football seasons 
"Rog" could always be found breaking up plays in the 
opponent's backfield. 

His bedroom slippers are large enough to serve as a 
bathtub for a good sized baby. I: also must be added that 
his heart is just as big. 

We know his business ability is keen and some day expect 
to find him in the circle of outstanding poultry breeders. 



Animal Husbandry Orleans 

1915; Kolony Klub. 

It is safe to say that "Hig" and his "hack" are well 
known on Campus. This man from the Cape is won't to 
sing, play the piano, and dance. Nevertheless we must 
admit he conscientiously crams for exams. His happy-go- 
lucky nature is exemplified by his greeting "Hi, men". We 
are backing you, "Hig", confident you will succeed and 
at the same time thankful we are not in back of you trying 
to push the "hack". 

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Poultry Berlin 

1912; Poultry Club, 1; Kolony Klub, Treasurer, 2; Dance 
Committee, 1. 

Whenever you meet ■■Bob", you will be influenced im- 
mediately, for he^s one of those happy-go-lucky fellows who 
hasn't a care in the world. 

We always marveled at his passing his exams, for he 
rarely cracked a book. ''Bob^' went home every week-end 
to substantiate the belief that beautiful women are a source 
of inspiration to any student. 


Dairy Manufactures Walpole 

1910; Cross Country, 1; Hockey, 1; Glee Club, 1; Dairy 
Club, 2 ; Class Monitor, 1 ; Kolony Klub. 

Harry, originally a member of the class of '33, had to 
take a leave of absence during his senior year. He re- 
turned to us full of ■■wim, wigor and witality" and an 
enthusiastic desire to complete his interrupted studies. 

Though a great many of us have yet to know him, those 
of us who have been fortunate in having made his ac- 
quaintance, recognize many sterling qualities. Welcome 
Harry, make yourself at home. 



Floriculture Wellfleet 


Who is that fellow coming to chapel with that unique 
tie.' Well ! If it isn't '■Dri" Horton, all dressed up with 
a flat top hat, blue coat with white buttons and boy — 
what a tie. 

Now ■■Dri" is brighter than the average fellow. Work 
and play have their respective places. He is generous, yet 
wise; stern, yet sympathetic; sociable, yet at times glum; 
and he has a tendency to become absorbed in deep thought, 
yet ready for fun. 



Vegetable Gardening Sunderland 

1913; Football, Assistant Manager, 1, Manager, 2 ; Y. M. 
C. A., 1, 2. 

■'Hub" hails from Sunderland where the famous Con- 
necticut Valley onions are grown. As a grower ■■Hub" 
has already proven his ability. Socially he is also a success 
because of his ready wit and charming manners with the 
co-eds. Perhaps that explains the many telephone calls 
which he receives on campus. "Hub" is a loyal pal, a fine 
companion and certainly should make good. 

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Dairy Manufactures Webster 

1913; Kolony Klub; Basketball, 2; Orchestra, 1, 2; 
Band, 1, 2. 

Hail, Wolcott! A tall lanky fellow with a good-natured 
grin, he has an incurable fondness for telling jokes. "Lank" 
has been with us the entire two years and we have yet to 
learn the secret of his scholarly ability. He has maintained 
a high standing in his school work and that coupled with 
an excellent placement report makes us sure he will succeed 
as a dairyman. 



Pomology Methuen 


Here he is ! "Tardy", better known as Johnny or "Kach", 
came to us after a three years stay at Essex Aggie. He has 
added considerably to his already voluminous knowledge of 
Pomology and in addition has won a place for himself 
among his fellow students. His ambition is to become a 
Pomology Inspector. That ought to be easy, "Kach", for we 
have been informed that you know your apples. 


Dairy Manufactures Brockton 

1914; Football, 2; Glee Club, 2. 

The married Mayor of No. Amherst. This good-natured, 
hard-working fellow came here to look over the dairy busi- 
ness. He had many interests, but one in particular occupied 
his evenings. A member of that powerful No. Amherst 
organization known as the "Iron Pipe Club", a fancy figure 
skater — on roller skates, and a ladder man on the fire 
brigade, were his other forms of diversion. 

So you see ice cream and hardening rooms couldn't keep 
him cold. 


Dairy Manufactures Anthony, R. I. 

1913; Basketball, 2 ; Shorthorn Board, Statistical Editor, 2 ; 
Chairman of Class Picnic, 2. 

After graduating from Bristol County Agricultural School, 
"Jimmy" spent a couple of years out of the classroom and 
then came here as a senior. His major is Dairy Manu- 
factures. It has been a privilege to have him with us. 
"Jimmy" is a good sport, an excellent mixer, and, for cheer- 
fulness under all conditions he cannot be beaten. He has 
occupied an enviable position at the top of his classes. 
Well, that let's you know what we think, "Jim". 

I // 

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Pomology Springfield 


"Lang" came here with a pre-determined desire to become 
a Pomologist. Placement, however, changed his view-point 
for now his desire is to own a combination fruit and 
dairy farm. 

Although he is little known, this enterprising young man 
became quite adept in the art of chess and card playing. 
We hope he succeeds in his ambitions. But, be wary of 
the deck, "Lang", or you will be paying your debts in 
apples and cattle. 





1912; Stockbridge News Reporter, 2. 

Always ready to discuss anything with anyone, that's 
"Bob". A lack of self-confidence will never overcome 
"Bob", who also has the ability to predict and prepare for 
one of "Hub's" unannounced quizzes. He and his pipe are 
a familiar pair on campus searching for Stockbridge news 
for the Collegian. Also, he and his pal "Goose" can be 
found at all the social functions connected with the Abbey. 
So long and good luck, "Bob". 


"G. B. " 

Animal Husbandry Cambridge 

1911; S. C. S., President, 2. 

This "An. Hus." member of the "Three Musketeers" is 
a true lover of horses, but not as fond of "Meats". The 
boyish look that fooled us the first few days has endured 
throughout these two years. A real pal, always willing to 
help and ready with a smile for everyone. She never 
complains though her trials are many among the cows, 
sheep and poultry. As president she managed the S. C. S. 
as efficiently as she did the horses the: night of the buggy 



Horticulture Amherst 

1912; Glee Club, 2; Agronomy Club, 1. 

Congenial "Mac" is the shining example of "A local 
boy makes good". He decided, in farming one cannot ac- 
complish things ; this prompted him to specialize in horti- 
culture. Constant effort once a task is started and the 
ability of using his head will give him an advantageous 

However, "Mac" is not always serious. We understand 
he rounded out Mt. Holyoke's curriculum by supplying the 
rural touch so necessary for a balanced education. 

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Poultry Fitchburg 

1914; Poultry Club, 1; Assistant Monitor, 2. 

After his graduation from Fitchburg High, "Mac" worked 
in the Public Library of that city. He then came to Stock- 
bridge "U" to study poultry. 

"Mac" is a good-natured person and is willing to help a 
fellow any time except during his sleeping hours. He is 
a good, practical joker, and can take just as much as he 

Good luck, "Mac", you're the kind that is not forgotten. 


Greenkeeping Salem 

1913; Hockey, 1, 2; Alpha Tau Gamma. 

This smiling-faced young man was a minority member 
of the Horticulture class, namely Greenkeeping. From what 
his classmates say, he was an able and efficient asset to 
their group. 

We expect that eventually he will be maintaining one 
of the pill ball courses near home. Perhaps, he may be- 
come proprietor of the North Shore Club. Who knows? 

May your grass grow greener, "Joe". 



Horticulture Maiden 

1914; Football, 1, 2; Hockey, 1, 2; Student Council, 2; 
Alpha Tau Gamma, Agronomy Club, 1. 

"Tom" came to us from Maiden to gladden the hearts of 
the Hort. "Prof's." at Stockbridge. His ability as a foot- 
ball player met with early recognition for in his Freshman 
year "Red" Ball decided that "Tom" was the find of the 
season and placed him at guard where he remained for 
the rest of his football career at Stockbridge. We will miss 
you "Tom", and we wish you plenty of success and 



Poultry Husbandry Lovell, Maine 

1913; Alpha Tau Gamma. 

John is one of those up and coming boys from "way 
down East". He is known about campus for his good 
nature, sense of humor, and excellent character. Although 
not socially inclined where campus activities are concerned, 
John makes certain that the Abbey and "Hamp" receive 
due attention. 

We wish you every possibility for success. Don't forget 
the good times we've had at the Colonial Inn and "Hamp", 

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Animal Husbandry Orleans 

1913; Kolony Klub, President, 2; Football, 1; Student 
Council, 1; Shorthorn Board, 2; Animal Husbandry Club, 2; 
Agronomy Club, 2 ; Glee Club, 2. 

Here we have one of those rare confirmed optimists. 
"Eddie" always looks on the bright side of things and this 
faculty has aided him immeasurably. This year, while 
President of Kolony Klub he has guided its members through 
many a situation of bleak outlook. Friendly with all and 
intimate with a few, we have found him a boon companion 
and a friend of the highest calibre. "Eddie" is intensely 
interested in his chosen major as well as Cape Cod. These 
attributes, alone, will carry him far. 



Animal Husbandry Westfield 

1912; Glee Club, 2; Outing Club, 1, 2; Animal Hus- 
bandry Club, 1, 2. 

Charles Stephen Puffer, Personal Contact Man, is the 
title we expect to read on the office door the next time 
we meet "Steve". Perhaps that office will be in the State 
House, for the Governor is from "Steve's" home town b'gosh ! 
Even though we do kid you "Steve", we have the greatest 
respect for your prowess as an "An. Huser". Make your 
place in "An. Hus." as firm as you have here and we'll be 
proud of you. 



Dairy Manufactures Weymouth 

1915; Dairy Club, 2. 

Here he is ! Who? The other half of the "Dynamite 
Twins!" The culprit who bit the hand that fed him. We 
haven't the slightest idea where he obtained his experience 
in the use of explosives, but the fact remains that he can 
and does use them. 

It is said that "Ken" began shaving at the precocious 
age of eleven and then forgot the art for several years. 
At present he is just picking it up again, and does "scrape 
'em off" once a week or so. 


"Dave " 

Animal Husbandry Belmont 

1914; Kolony Klub, Vice-Pres., 2; Student Council, 1, 
Vice-Pres., 2; Outing Club, 1; Agronomy Club, 1, 2; Ani- 
mal Husbandry Club, 1, 2. 

Big, wavy haired, easy going, "Dave" would lend you the 
shirt off his back — although the chances are that it was 
your own shirt you were borrowing. From his advantageous 
position in the "Dog Cart", "Dave" has become well-known 
on Campus. "Dave's" hobby seems to be cutting Convocation 
to the limit. Never mind "Dave" — rules were made to be 
broken. Be just a bit more serious and you will have 
assured your success, for you have all the other necessary 

[Page Pijty-one'] 



Floriculture Arlington 

1913; Cross Country, 1, 2; Track, 1, 2; Shorthorn, 2; 
Glee Club, 2; Outing Club, 1, 2; Chairman Class Day, 2. 

The hard-working fellow who became Chief of the North 
Amherst fire brigade. Smiling face, corduroy pants, torn 
coat, flying hair, Cod Liver Oil and such expressions as 
"burp-burp" are all characteristics of this popular "h(n)ero '. 
Always ready for fun but also one of the best "Flori." 

When he didn't fall asleep nights he inhabited movie 
palaces or other "dives" in Hamp. He also went home 
week-ends??? "Well, so long! Take it easy guys." 




1911; Football, 1; Outing Club, 1, 2. 

"Still water runs deep" and "Silence is golden", both 
fit "Bill". He is lucky in that he possesses something we 
all would like, namely a "poker face" to say nothing of a 
Model T Phaeton. "Bill" has a tenacity of purpose, wit- 
nessed by his marks and trips to the Abbey. To appreciate 
his technique one should see him on an Outing Club hike. 
His solicitude and attention to the fair sex club members 
is prodigious. Good luck, "Bill". 



Poultry West Lebanon, N. H. 

1912; Poultry Club, 1. 

Louis came to Stockbridge for interests which were cen- 
tered mainly on mass production. "Mac", Louis' buddy, 
tried fervently to persuade him that to attain success in 
Poultry Husbandry he should become an eminent breeder. 
Louis, however, just couldn't appreciate those genes and 

His placid nature, except when in the company of "Mac", 
his increasing reputation, good scholastic reports, wittiness 
and ambition will lead him to higher ideals and greater 



Animal Husbandry Cuttingsville, 'Vt. 

1911; Football, 1; Agronomy Club, 2; Animal Husbandry 
Club, 1, 2. 

"Russ" is another one of the Vermonters in the class. 
According to all stories he lives near Rutland. 

He is frequently seen running between Stockbridge Hall 
and Flint Lab. and also riding his bicycle north-'ard. Will 
he ever get tired of talking about his placement, especially 
the show cows? Also we've never seen the time when he 
didn't like to argue with someone. 

Well, good luck to you in "An. Hus.", "Russ". 

3 11 


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1905; Football 
Historian, 2. 


1; Hockey, 1, 2; Alpha Tau Gamma, 

When we first knew "Ed" we thought he lived in Middle- 
boro, but the better we know him the more we wonder 
whether his residence is in Middleboro or in Danielson, 
Connecticut. Although "Ed" is a constant patron of Con- 
necticut busses as well as an admirer of the movies, he does 
study occasionally and applies himself advantageously. "Ed" 
proved himself an able Fraternity Historian. We wish you 
the best of luck, "Ed". 



Animal Husbandry New Rochelle, N. Y. 

1910; Agronomy Club, 2; Animal Husbandry Club, 1,2. 

Roger hails from the Empire State down in the swells of 
New Rochelle; but he is not one of the typical New Yorkers. 

Some people seemed to have picked Roger to be a 
deacon. Instead "Rog" picked our "An. Has." Course and 
did well. 

His main weakness seems to be a certain little town in 
the Adirondacks. We wonder if it is the town alone. 
Keep on "Rog", success is yours in whatever you attempt. 



Animal Husbandry Amherst 


Name the fellow from South Amherst who is vitally inter- 
ested in Jersey cattle. None other than Chauncy Simmons. 
He knows his cattle and has often proved his ability in 
"An. Hus." 

We all wish that he would tell us his secret of getting 
good marks without studying. He certainly knows how. 
He'd rather stick to cattle than travel on Vermont roads; 
for, as he says, "it is impossible to stick to the car." 

Here's luck to you Chauncy. 



Animal Husbandry Sterling 

1915; Kolony Klub, Agronomy Club, 2; Animal Hus- 
bandry Club, 2. 

A big Buick speeds about Campus daily, loaded with 
Kolony Klub men. "Smitty" is the driver and tenderly and 
fondly eases the steering wheel a bit this way or that to avoid 
collisions. Yes, "Smitty" is always ready to help the other 
fellow, always has a joke, and has a contagious grin. We 
will have to admit however that "Smitty" is a tiny bit prone 
to brag and cards lure him. 

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Pomology Westboro 

1913; Kolony Klub. 

"Bob" does not put himself forward but he nevertheless 
bears watching as evidenced by the fact that he invariably 
turns up at fraternity dances with a girl. "Bob", we are 
sure that you will attain great heights in this realm of ours 
because your depth is your strength and you do not quickly 
jump at conclusions. A keen understanding and appreciation 
of values, combined with consideration and feeling for 
others, furnishes him with a quality of congeniality and 
loyalty which wins and holds friends. 



Dairy Manufactures Newton Center 

1914; Assistant Editor Shorthorn, 2; Kolony Klub, Chair- 
man House Committee, 2. 

"Tom" needs no introduction to us; his ability, and readi- 
ness to contribute of his unending ideas has made him a 
friend of everyone. As Kolony Klub's House Committee he 
did an excellent job and saw that the house was kept in 
good order. 

Prominent in social as well as scholastic activities of the 
school, "Tom" stands out as a student we have been glad to 



Poultry Walpole 

1914; Shorthorn Board, 2; Poultry Club, 1; Agronomy 
Club, 2 ; Head Monitor, 2. 

"Don" is that tali good-natured, curly-haired blond, hailing 
from Walpole. He is a seemingly quiet student minus 
worries; but in more intimate contact you will never find a 
better friend. He enjoys a good joke whether for his benefit 
or not. 

"Don" is out to become a poultryman. Considering that he 
is a genius, plus his working ability, we forsee nothing but 

Keep up the good work "Don", we're all for you. 



Horticulture Springfield 

1913; Alpha Tau Gamma. 

The saying, "All good things come in small packages," is 
again strengthened by Sweeney's personality. Never let it be 
said that he was demure — far from it! "Bob" needs no in- 
troduction to anyone in Stockbridge for his good nature and 
ready wit have gained him a host of friends. We expect him 
to break into the ranks as a "Five Star Final" reporter or a 
super-high-pressure salesman. Hop to it, boy! 

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Vegetable Gardening Lexington 

1914; Hockey, 2; Cheer Leader, 1; Outing Club, 1, 2; 
K. O. Club; Glee Club, Manager, 2; Class Prophecy, 2. 

Everyone on campus knows "Joe". With his cheerful 
"Howdy", he is everybody's friend and always ready with 
a joke or a word of encouragement. 

"Joe" came to Stockbridge to learn the secrets of Vegetable 
Gardening in order to apply them in the future on Larch- 
mont Farm. He seems to have attained this goal as well as 
having a good time. 

So long "Joe", we'll see you on top of the heap! 



Animal Husbandry Westboro 

1914; Alpha Tau Gamma, Secretary and Treasurer, 2; 
Chairman House Committee, 2 ; Shorthorn Athletic Editor, 
2; Student Council, 2; Y. M. M. C, 2; Animal Husbandry 
Club, 1, 2; Agronomy Club, 1, 2; Glee Club, 2; Class Vice- 
President, 1; Football, 1, 2; Basketball, 1, 2; Track, 2. 

"Eddie", or "One-eye", comes from far away Westboro. 
It must be far away for no one seems to have heard of such 
a place. 

"Ed's" prowess as an athlete on the gridiron and basket- 
ball court has gained for him an enviable reputation. 

When it comes to strength, "Ed" is hard to beat, but 
where any of the fair sex are concerned it must be admitted 
he is exceedingly weak. It has been said, "weakness among 
women is evidence of strength" so you needn't worry, "Ed". 



Floriculture Whitinsville 

1913; Basketball, 2; Glee Club, 2. 

"Van" came to Stockbridge to learn all about the "Flori." 
game and thereby to attempt to put his home town on the 

Rather quiet and unassuming as a freshman, he blossomed 
forth in his last year with a charcteristic laugh — and a weak- 
ness for the "wimmen". 

His many friends in the class all wish him great success 
when he returns to dear old Whitinsville. Well s'long 
neighbor ! 



Animal Husbandry Springfield 

1912; Basketball, 2; Agronomy Club, 1, President, 2; 
Animal Husbandry Club, 1, 2. 

Serious minded, yet jovial, "Doc" wends his serene way 
about the campus in the company of his fellow students. His 
well balanced sense of humor coupled with an excellent 
scholastic record has carried him through his courses with 
honors. He is known to us by his quiet self-confident manner. 
If any of us expect to attain success certainly we may expect 
"Doc" to be in the fore. 

{Page Fifty-fipe] 



Dairy Manufactures Worcester 

1913; Kolony Klub, Secretary, 2; Shorthorn Board, 
Photographic Editor, 2; Class Marshal, 2. 

Modest, winsome smile, a ready (sometimes stinging) wit, 
liked by all and surpassed by none, are the characteristics of 
"T. R." "Tom", a veritable dairyman. He is very much 
interested in his work to say nothing of a certain person in 
Worcester. Perhaps that explains why the fair sex about 
campus hold no interest for him. Make your place in the 
business world as staunch as you have here and success is 
yours, "Tom". 

Greenkeeping Montague 


Saying little, thinking much, "Whitey" has in his own 
quiet way, formed many strong friendships as he has passed 
tranquilly through his two years in Stockbridge. Studious by 
nature, he has more naturally devoted his energy toward the 
more serious side of college life than toward it's activities. 
But in any case we can find a no more willing or helpful 
member than he. 





Animal Husbandry Rutland, Vermont 

1913; Agronomy Club, 1, Vice President, 2; Animal Hus- 
bandry Club, 1, Treasurer, 2. 

Sherwin is one of the few fellows in the class from the 
Green Moimtain State. 

Like all who live among the mountains he is conservative, 
good-natured and a profound thinker. This will stand him 
in good stead when he leaves school to tackle the problem of 
farming the Vermont soil. 

He has been one of the best students in the "An. Hus." 
class, and consequently should be one of the best farmers. 



Animal Husbandry Westminster 

1914; Cross Country, Manager, 2; Track, Manager, 2. 

Where is Westminster? Just ask Eino and he will relate 
to you the entire history of the town. We have a sneaking 
suspicion it is a village. 

Eino is known to all as a chunky, jolly, good-natured 
blond. His major is "An. Hus." and he is well toward the 
top of his class. When it comes to "Math" problems Eino 
obtains the solution with little or no difficulty. We hope life's 
problems will be solved as easily. 




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Animal Husbandry Westport 

1913; Football, 1, 2; Student Council, 1, President, 2; 
Y. M. C. A., 2; Animal Husbandry Club, 1, 2; Senior Dance 
Committee, 2. 

Those who had a chance to really know "Woody" enjoyed 
him immensely. He is reserved in manner and for that 
reason many have not come to know him well. "Woody" 
has been a leader here and like all leaders he has his critics ; 
but one and all, we must admit that he has done himself 
credit as President of the Student Council, in the class and 
on the gridiron. A good leader is never defeated and you 
have the makings, "Woody". 


Animal Husbandry Ripley, Maine 

1915; Kolony Klub; Agronomy Club, 1, Secretary-Treas- 
urer, 2; Animal Husbandry Club, 1, 2. 

Hanging on a wall in the Abbey, is this verse; "Let me 
live in a house by the side of the road and be a friend to 
man". This fits "Spud", a mighty good fellow who smiles, 
jokes, and makes friends anywhere. At Kolony Klub the 
fellows enjoy "Johnny's" drawling accent, mannerisms, and 
his narrations about Maine folks. "Spud" could study and 
has acquired so much knowledge that he is bound to be 



Poultry Husbandry West Roxbury 

1913; Kolony Klub, Decoration Chairman, 2; Shorthorn 
Board, Art Editor, 2; Track, 2; Glee Club, 2; K. O. Club, 2. 

It was a lucky day for us when, five years ago, "Tommy" 
set sail from England and landed in our "Bay State". Studi- 
ously inclined, he is one of those who endeavors to derive 
the greatest benefit from the opportunities afforded him. 
"Tommy's" artistic temperament is carried into the terpsi- 
chorean art and has gained him a reputable name for this 

Even though your stay has been brief we feel we have 
gained a friend. Our only regret is that you weren't with 
us last year. 



Vegetable Gardening Lexington 

1914; Football, 1, Captain, 2; Shorthorn Board, 1; Secre- 
tary, 2 ; Alpha Tau Gamma, Sergeant-at-Arms, 2 ; Dance 
Committee, 1, 2. 

"Luis", small but mighty, brought Lexington's fighting 
spirit of the Minute Man to Stockbridge. This was ably 
used while he captained the football team. 

Like most A. T, G. members, he has broken hearts from 
the Abbey to Florence and no telling where else. "Luis" 
has a definite goal and even though he may stray from 
"Vegetable Gardening" we feel he will do well. 

[Page Fijty-seven'] 

EX— '34 

We, the graduating class, feel deeply for those men and women who for some 
reason or another were unable to enjoy the privilege of completing their college career. 
This roster of former classmates is published with the regret that they are not among 
us now. 

Armitage, Paul Graham 

Barenbaum, Benjamin 

Newark, N. J. 
Behan, John Gerard 

Woods Hole 
Bell, Garland Graham 

South Weymouth 
BoicE, Leigh Van Tassel 

North Egremont 
Boutwell, Earl Hall 

Brooks, David Wirsching 

West Granville 
Canon, John Northrup 

Carroll, Lawrence Wendell 

Camden, Maine 
Childs, Austin Sheldon 

Crimmings, Crandall Briggs 

Crowley, Edward Francis 

Dunn, Mora Morada 

Newport, R. L 
Farrell, Milo Leonard 

FiGUERiDO, Joseph Freeman 

Fleury, James Anthony 

Fox, Ralph Alfred 

Garland, Ralph Osmond 

Gerliep, Frank Fred 

Haley, Richard Leonard 

Hassell, Galen Hollis 

Haven, Kenneth Franklin 

Providence, R. I. 
Hawes, Lauren Winslow 


Holmes, Robert Stanford 

Hopkins, Randall Williams 

Hutchison, John Daniel 

Evanston, 111. 
Kenyon, Sherwood Colby 



Bronx, N. Y. 
Machon, Edward Alexander 

Rahway, N. J. 
Mason, Donald Tennyson 

MacDonald, Donald 

Patten, Rosamond Newton 

Pendergast, William Lawrence 

Pensivy, John Joseph 

Porter, Warren William 

West Springfield 
Prescott, Franklin Newell, Jr. 

Roberts, Roger Eugene 

South Hadley Falls 
RoGOSA, Morrison 

SiNERVo, Francis Reino 

Smith, Arthur Leland 

West Worthington 
Soden, Howard Clifton 

ToNEY, Walter Edward 

Wales, Francis Goddard 

White, Robert Ostrom 

Whitenett, Raymond Leo 

Yandow, Lawrence George 

Indian Orchard 

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

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Stephen A. Eldred 
Chester E. Goodfield 
J. Luis Zuretti, Jr. 
Roger L. Hersey 
Russell G. Wood 
Alisoun T. Murray 
Edwin N. Pierce 
Thomas F. Furze 
William H. Aston 
Herbert W. George 


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Our short stay here at Stockbridge staned in October of the year 1932. After 
the confusion of the first few days in which we came to know more and more about 
what was expected of us, we elected class officers. Stephen Eidred was elected president, 
Edward Uhlman, vice-president and Mora Dunn, secretary and treasurer. 

In order to get better acquainted, the seniors gave us a dance in the Drill Hall, 
which we returned after Christmas in the same place. 

Our little blue caps were sacrified on the 50 yard line for a very good cause. 'Tis 
true, as do most freshman classes, we lost — but what fun! 

The next event of great importance to us as freshmen was our departure for place- 
ment training in March. This six months training period gave each of us a fine chance 
to get directly connected with the practical part of our chosen field. 

October! here again. A great number of our former associates were missing but 
since we were here, we had to keep hustling to keep in stride; lest we too might be 
missing after the first marks came out. A few new faces appeared, with which we were 
to later become more familiar. 

Soon after our arrival we elected class officers and student council members. Class 
officers were elected as follows: president, Stephen Eidred; vice-president, Chester 
Goodfield ; secretary, J. Louis Zuretti, and treasurer, Roger Hersey. 

We gave a dance to the freshmen in the Drill Hall and later it was returned in 
the "Mem" building. 

Then came the sweetest victory of the year; the hat rush. Though we were out- 
numbered we won the annual battle on the fro2en Drill Field. 

Things progressed rather smoothly during the winter and early spring. Various 
forms of winter sports were enjoyed by all members of the class, even to the extent of 
falling down snow-filled ditches. 

Near the close of the school year a political battle took place that will long be 
remembered by the Class of '34. As a result of this contest a group known as the 
"Stockbridge 42" was formed. This group has the distinction of being the first 
organized non-club body to effectively compete in the management of class affairs. 

Now that our campus days are coming to an end, we look both ways. In front 
we see a brightness which is soon to become a reality and back of us we see fond 
memories of our days here at Massachusetts State. 

Charles G. Dolan. 


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GLASS OF 1935 

Animal Husbandry 

Abbot, Hartwell Brown 

BossARDT, Robert Edward 

Carter, Fred Nelson 

Cavanagh, George Frederick 

Clark, Gerald Lawson 

Clark, Russell Sereno 

CoBURN, Simeon Vincent 

Post Mills, Vermont 
CooLEY, Ralph Dimock 

West Granville 
Cunningham, Darrell Frayne 

Davidson, Henry Willard 

Field, Harrison 

Flint, Elizabeth Vileria 

Forrest, Douglas Wilmont 


Jacobs, Grace Arline 

Kimball, Herbert Amos 

Moughan, John Joseph 

Noonan, Frederick William 

Vergennes, Vermont 
Peck, Frederick John 

Schuylerville, New York 
Prentice, John Francis 

Reid, Kenneth LeRoy 

Noank, Conn. 
RoLLiNGER, Edward Arthur 

Scott, Allan Baldwin 

Shortsleeves, Gordon Harvey 

Smith, Albert Loomis, Jr. 

East Cleveland, Ohio 

Vaidulas, Peter 

Dairy Manufactures 

Bailey, Daniel Simpson, Jr. 

Campbell, Alexander Malcolm 

South Boston 
Cassidy, George Charles 

Fullum, Richard Gwynne 

Gordon, Kenneth Wallace 

Harlow, Allen Seely 

Newport, R. I. 

Holt, Gordon Nelson 

Mason, Kenneth Randall 

Moriarty, Joseph Dennis 

Mutter, Raymond Lawrence, Jr. 

Pera, John Uno 

Tripp, Ralph Waldo, Jr. 


Poultry Husbandry 

Anderson, Edwin 
West Concord 

Boas, Robert Waldo 
Farmington, Conn. 

Earle, Sarah Elizabeth 

Goldman, Arnold Brams 





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Hunt. Merrill, Jr, 

Kendall Green 
MacFarland, Winston Beals 

Niles, Chester Howard 

Bellows Falls, Vermont 

Pendleton, Andrew Sherburne, Jr. 

Ballard Vale 
Ratte, Albert Lawrence 


Barnes, Stanley Frank 

BoBowiEC, Walter John 

Three Rivers 
Dolan, Francis Paul 



Johnson, Earl 

Middlebury, Vermont 
Nutter, Thayer 



Ball, Wesley Martin 

Famiglietti, Rocco 

Waterbury, Conn. 
GoFF, Theodore Johnson 

Newman, John Vincent 


NiCHOis, John Edmund 

Putnam, George Osgood 

Snell, Harold Earl 

Sweinimer, Joseph Howard, Jr. 


Vegetable Gardening 

Barstow, Luther Henry, Jr. 

Bemben, Michael Edward 

Clark, Lloyd Elbridge, Jr. 

Rockland, Maine 
Douglas, Samuel Toby, Jr. 

Hopkins, Hermeana Eleanor 

KosKi, Robert William 


Macomber, William Penn, Jr. 

Portsmouth, R. L 
Morse, Randolph Paige 

Ross, Guilbert Leon 

Smith, Converse Burr 

Webster, Stephen Churchill, Jr. 


General Horticulture 

Sygmund Stanley 


Broughtcn, Richard Caton 

South Wellfleet 
Cashman, Bernard Francis 

Chaney, Carl Stuart 


Clark, Robert James 

Groton Long Point, Conn. 
Crockett, James Underwood 

Fobes, Malcolm Randall 

Frink, Malcolm Dickinson 


[Page Sixty-nine'] 

Hanieski, Frank John 
North Amherst 


South Weymouth 
JuHNEvrcz, Alphonse Paul 

KiELY, Berthe Luz (Mrs.) 

Tulsa, Oklahoma 
Lucas, Melvin Brown 

North Dartmouth 
MacRobbie, Leslie Sumner 

Patchogue, New York 
NuTiLE, Gabriel Edward, Jr. 

North Haven, Conn. 
Pena, John 

West Falmouth 
Pepi, Rocco 

Ralston, Robert Henry 

Regan, Donald Arthur 

East Boston 

Riley, Warren Alvan 

St. Jean, Lester Charles 

Savery, Clinton Ferdinand 

Sears, Rusell Franqs 


Simpson, A. Kenneth 

Stocking, Wilbur Clark 
Simsbury, Conn. 

Thompson, Harry DeSmet 

Fort Lookout, South Dakota 
Thorndike, James Otis 

East Bridgewater 
Warren, Charles Edward, Jr. 

White, Lawrence Alden 

New Bedford 










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October 1st was just another day in the history of Amherst until the Stockbridge 
class of '35 graced this campus with their unsophisticated, yet happy looking 

Some entered the Memorial Building from the east and some from the west, 
those who entered from the east were late for classes two days later for they had 
read the inscription on the building, "We will keep faith with those who lie asleep". 

From the "M" building we went to Clark Hall, and there elected our Class 
Officers pro tem. The following day, October 2, we were subjected to a series of 
intelligence tests in Goessmann Auditorium. We have yet to learn the results of said 
tests. Our only hope is that they aren't too revealing. 

Monday we commenced in earnest. But who wants to be "in earnest?" There 
lies the catch — those who weren't, took it up with Director Verbeck and often the class 
decreased in numbers. 

Immediately upon our return from the Thanksgiving Holidays we elected our 
permanent class officers in the personages of Albert L. Smith, president; Earl Johnson, 
vice-president, and Wesley Ball in the combined capacity of secretary and treasurer. 
In the course of the meeting Student Council members were elected. Following the 
election of officers came the traditional "Hat Rush" in which the seniors subdued 
the freshmen. 

Time marched on uneventfully until the "wealthy" freshmen proved to the seniors 
that there were no hard feelings and tendered a dance in their honor in the "Mem" 
Building. The seniors won't admit it in public, but I've heard it said that they all 
enjoyed themselves. Was it because the chaperones remained downstairs? 

Oh how time flies ! It seemed only last week we took our seats in Fernald Hall 
and tried to pass the "bar" (written before the repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment). 

And now we have gone forth for six months to try to withstand the arrows and 
stings of an outrageous misfortune, with heads which are bloody but unbowed, yet ready 
to return next year and carry on with the work which you seniors have left undone. 

Francis P. Dolan. 

[Page Seventy-tu'o'l 


President, Russell G. Wood 

Vice-President, David C. Reid 

Secretary-Treasurer. Philip A. Craig 

The old adage, "Be prepared for the worst and hope for the best", aptly describes 
the attitude of the Student Council when they assumed their duties last fall. However 
as we were well prepared and met all uprisings to the best of our ability, it is 
safe to say we have terminated a very successful year. 

We wish the incoming Council the best of luck and firmly believe that their good 
sense will direct them successfully through all encounters, no matter how difficult. 

May we take this opportunity to express our deepest appreciation to Director 
Verbeck and the Short Course Office for their cooperation and very helpful advice. 

Russell G. Wood, President. 


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[Page Seventy-jour~\ 

s. c. s. 


President, Alisoun T. Murray 

Vice-President. Sergeant-at-Arms. Charlotte L. Haartz 

Secretary-Treasurer, Madeline M. Cannon 

Charlotte L. Haartz Alisoun T. Murray 


Hermeana E. Hopkins 
Grace A. Jacobs 

Madeline M. Cannon 

Elizabeth S. Earle 
Elizabeth V. Flint 

At the beginning of the school year the S. C. S. consisted of eight members; a 
small but extremely sociable group. In the early fall one freshman left thereby leaving 
three seniors and four freshmen to carry on. 

Miss Hamlin entertained the sorority at her home in October in order that the 
members might get acquainted. After this, a "buggy ride" under the skilful direction 
of the president, "G. B.", was thoroughly enjoyed in "Hamp". 

The freshmen initiations proved to be a source of much amusement to all ; especially 
the freshmen who cleaned the cellar at the home of the president, measuted the distance 
from Draper Hall to North College with a "hot-dog"; and performed other embarassing, 
as well as distasteful, stunts, much to the enjoyment of the seniors. 

Several theatre parties took the place of more formal meetings during the winter 
term. During this term the following officers were elected for the coming year: Presi- 
dent, Grace Jacobs; vice-president, Elizabeth Flint; secretary and treasurer, Hermeana 
Hopkins ; sergeant-at-arms, Betty Earle. 

The year's activities closed with a buffet supper at the home of the president, in 
"Hamp" in late March. This was the last get-to-gether of the year. Every member 
participated including Miss Hamlin, the Sorority Advisor, and Betty Earle, although she 
had already left school for placement training in Orange. 




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We Affectionately Dedicate this page 



[,Page Seventy-six'] 


President, Edwin N. Pierce 

Vice-President, David C. Reid 

Secretary. Thomas R. Wentzell 

Treasurer, C. Robert Milliard 

Historian, EDWARD E. Erlandson, Jr. 
Marshal. David W. Cosgriff 

[Page Set'eiity-sepen] 




David M. Cosgriff 
Edward E. Erlandson, Jr. 
Rollo L. Higgins 
C. Robert Hilliard 
Harry E. Hilton 
Wolcott T. Joslin 
Edwin N. Pierce 

Robert W. Boas 
Alexander M. Campbell 
Carl S. Chaney 
Alphonse P. Juhnevicz 
William P. Macomber, Jr. 
Kenneth R. Mason 


David C. Reid 
James B. Smith 
Robert S. Smith 
Thomas W. Stuart, Jr. 
Thomas R. Wentzell 
John M. Woodcock 
Thomas H. Yeoman 

John V. Newman 
Frederick W. Noonan 
Gabriel E. Nutile, Jr. 
Andrew S. Pendleton, Jr. 
Albert L. Ratte 
Donald A. Regan 
Warren A. Riley 



Senior registration day, Tuesday, October third, nineteen hundred and thirty-three, 
found a small but ambitious delegation ready to occupy the house. Several members 
of the football squad, having returned early, had in their spare moments, neatly put 
the house in order much to our surprise and satisfaction. 

During the first week open house was held for the incoming freshmen and the 
seniors. This was climaxed by a very successful "Smoker" on Friday evening, October 
seventh. The rest of that evening and a part of the early morning was spent in deciding 
upon prospective men and in making out bids. A very satisfactory number were accepted 
and as a consequence our numbers were more than doubled. The next few days were 
scenes of great activity for most of the new brothers had become occupants of the house 
and in so doing had filled it to capacity. 

Our opening social event of the year took place during the first week-end of 
November in the form of a house dance which was enjoyed by thirty couples. The 
surperb decorations and the unique lighting effects received such favorable comment 
that the decorators, David Reid, Rollo Higgins and Thomas Yeoman, were delegated as 
members of a permanent Dance and Decoration Committee as a reward for outstanding 

[Page Seventy-eight'] 

During the course of our next meeting after receiving the Freshman delegation, 
it was recommended that seniors should refrain from any and all work about the house. 
This was enthusiastically seconded and so upon the frail shoulders of our Freshmen 
fell the duty of keeping Kolony Klub house in a state of cleanliness under the able 
direction of "Tom" Stuart, House Committee Chairman. 

Christmas vacation was steadily drawing near, but before it came Kolony Klub 
had sponsored five well attended dances, which gave us the reputation of running the 
most house parties on the "Row". The dance and decorations committee was warmly 
commended for its excellent work. The appearance of various members of the alumni 
came to be a common occurence at these functions. 

After vacation, tales of many and varied experiences were told to the amusement 
and doubt of certain individuals. But after all was over it was unanimously conceded 
that "Bob" Milliard should be crowned king of Kolony Klub prevaricators. 

The dance committee began to function again, and promptly and efficiently directed 
a series of parties which met with their usual degree of success. 

The first week in March found our members becoming busier each day as the time 
for departure of freshmen loomed near and the first of the commencement activities took 
shape. Each Thursday evening during this month Kolony Klub was fortunate in having 
the opportunity to sponsor a series of discussion periods with the Rev. Kenneth C. 
MacArthur of Sterling, Mass. These meetings were thrown open to the entire student 
body and were enjoyed by all. 

Our annual Farewell Banquet to the Freshmen was held at the Hotel Northampton 
on Wednesday, March 14. President "Ed" Pierce proved to be a most capable Toast- 
master. "Tom" Yeoman's composition which included every member, was uniquely 
presented and appreciated by all, as was Dave Reid's bag of gifts for the seniors. 
Guest speakers on this occasion were as follows: Director Roland H. Verbeck; 
Mr. Foskitt, '31, of the alumni; Professors Guy V. Glatfelter, Lyle L. Blundell, Richard 
C. Foley, Emory E. Grayson and Harold Smart. Election of officers for the following 
year took place at this time and the results were as follows: President, Warren Riley; 
vice-president, Donald Regan; secretary, Carl Chaney; treasurer, Albert Ratte; historian, 
William Macomber; initiation committee, Frederick Noonan and marshal, Alphonse 

A farewell dance was tendered the outgoing Freshmen during the week before 
Easter vacation. The orchestra, camouflaged in a Birch grove, was particularly enjoyed 
as were the other arrangements. 

Our return after Easter was marked by the loss of our Freshmen which left much 
degrading house work to fall on Senior shoulders. 

In the course of the Spring term several enjoyable dances were held in conjunction 
with Alpha Tau Gamma house. Our annual "Sweetheart Dance" was the grand finale 
of the year, providing all with memories never to be forgotten. 

The two years have passed very rapidly and we of Kolony Klub know that should 
we have it to do over again, we could choose no better way than via club life. 

Edward C. Erlandson, Jr., Historian. 


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[Page Eighty] 

President, Thomas F. Furze 

Vice-President, CHESTER E. GoODFIEU) 
Secretary, Harold R. Hubbard 

Treasurer, Thomas J. O'Connor 
Historian, Edwin M. Ryder 

Sergeant-at-Arms, J. Luis Zuretti, Jr. 

[Page Eighty-one} 



A. Whitney Boutelle 
Philip A. Craig 
Rollin J. Fernald 
Thomas E. Flanagan 
Thomas F. Furze 
Chester E. Goodfield 
Harold R. Hubbard 

A. Hartwell Abbott 
Wesley M. Ball 
Walter J. Bobowiec 
Bernard F. Cashman 
George F. Cavanagh 
James U. Crockett 
Francis P. Dolan 
Samuel T. Douglas, Jr. 
Malcolm R. Fobes 
Malcolm D. Frink 


Joseph L. Norris 
Thomas J. O'Connor 
John W. Palmer 
Edwin M. Ryder 
Robert A. Sweeney 
Edward L. Uhlman 
Russell G. Wood 
J. Luis Zuretti, Jr. 


Merrill J. Hunt, Jr. 
Earl Johnson 
Leslie S. MacRobbie 
Frederick J. Peck 
Kenneth L. Reid 
Russell F. Sears 
Albert L. Smith, Jr. 
Converse B. Smith 
Ralph W. Tripp 
Charles E. Warren 

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An Amherst News Item: 

Don't get excited for it was only the '34 class arriving back at school a week ahead 
of time. Anyone who did not know the spirit of the boys would have thought the 
fellows were on a contract to clean the house in a day. Boy! did the dust fly? 
The house looked like a brand new edition to "Fraternity Row". 

The next day we all appeared in "Red's" office and had the "Doc" hustling to 
O. K. the boys while "Red" dug out the moleskins. We were not the only ones to 
meet "Red" that day however, for there were a number of freshmen present who looked 
as big as any first string college team. "We met these fellows and after dinner decided 
to have "open house" for the football men who were around. This gave us a week 
to get acquainted. On registration day we made it a point to meet all freshmen and 
kept "open house" for another week. By the end of the week we knew every freshman 
and decided to send out bids. 

The week of the 9th of October we received quite a number of acceptances and 
so planned to hold an orchestra dance the night of the Amherst game. This was well 
attended both by the present members, and many of the alumni, who had come up for 
the game. Because of the success of this first venture of running a dance without the 
guiding hand of the class of '33, another dance, a "vie party", was held November 4th. 
All who attended the last dance and many more were present. This was another success 
for the house, but the boys decided to rest on their laurels for a while as football and 
other outside activities called. The first night back after Christmas vacation, however, 
the cry arose, "When do we have another dance?" Some wanted a formal but after 
much discussion we planned to hold an orchestra dance instead and engaged "The Lord 
Jeff Serenaders" for January 20, 1934. This was one of the wisest moves this year for 
their music would have made even an elephant dance a jig. All "Fraternity Row" sat 
up and took notice and did we have fun? Ask anyone. It was indeed one of the 
highlights of this year's dances. 

On February 29th, our farewell banquet was held at the "Hotel Northampton". 
We broke away from the time honored custom of electing new officers on that night 
and held elections a few days beforehand in order that they might speak that night. 
The following officers were elected for next year; President, Sam Douglas; vice- 
president, Bob Clark; treasurer, Merrill Hunt; secretary, Leslie Ball; sergeant-at-arms, 
Earle Johnson; historian, Chick Abbott, and chairman of house committee, "Mac" Robbie. 

It had been decided to elect Professors Haddock and Tuttle honorary members and 
so they were present at the banquet together with Professors Holdsworth, Smart, Rice, 
and last but not least our own "Pop" Barrett. As it was the fifteenth anniversary of 
the house "Pop" had Mrs. Barrett bake us a cake with fifteen candles on it. Boy, was 
that a cake! We all thought it looked good but you should have seen the boys after 
they got a taste of it. You needed a machine gun to protect your piece. "Pop" also 
presented the house with a gavel made from wood from the old Stockbridge House on 
campus. Let me tell you, "Pop" is the toast of A. T. G. and Stockbridge. The banquet 
was a great success and every one was happy for weeks. 

The freshmen have gone to the four points of the compass and soon we will follow. 
Many are the happy thoughts and true friendships that we have made in our two years 
here at school and the house. These we will treasure until the Grim Reaper calls, as 
the world calls us now. 

Thomas F. Furze. 

iPage Eighty-three'] 


Top row. left to right: Collins, Mrs. Lowcroft, John. 

Bottom row, left to right: Coach, Angele, Hugh, Nanda, Manager. 


(A light comedy in three acts) 


Hugh Raine Thomas Huges Yeoman 

John Nightingale Stephen Austin Eldred 

Collins William Miles Collins 

Mrs. Lowcroft Mrs. Victor A. Rice 

Angele Mrs. Charles F. Fraker 

Nanda Macdonald Margaret Adele Clancy 

Coach, Instructor Harold W. Smart 

Manager, Edward Lewis Uhlman Prompter, Chauncy Thornton Simmons 

Stage Assistants, Lawrence Howard Blackmer and Stephen Gosciminski 

The play is exactly what the name signifies ; the story of a young Englishman who, 
in despair after losing the love of a French dancer, meets a charming young English girl 
to whom he proposes. She accepts and they agree that their marriage will be just a 
mere friendship. However, he falls in love with her. The whole play is based on 
the plot in which the valuable ring of Hugh's Aunt has been lost. His friend and 
butler assist in the search, which ends in his wife's discovering the ring. 






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Editor's Note — In this section of the book will he found the opinions 
of various faculty members concerning the advantages of Placement 
Training and its relation to the school curriculum. Realizing that they 
are in a positioti to notice the extent to ivhich students have profited 
by such an experience, ive have given them the opportunity to express 
their observations. 


Fifteen hundred years ago this statement appeared in the work of Publius Syrus, 
"Practice is the best of all instructors". Much more recently in the writings of Tennyson 
this interesting werse is found: 

And others' follies teach us not, 

Nor much their wisdom teaches. 
And most, of sterling worth, is what 

Our own experience preaches. 

Many other references to the educational value of experience and actual practice 
appear in the literature, both early and modern. These numerous references are suf- 
ficient indication that the educational background for our placement training requirement 
is certainly sound, although not original with us. We have reason to be proud, how- 
ever, of the highly satisfactory way this important part of the education of Stockbridge 
students is being directed. That placement training is now receiving favorable con- 
sideration as a requirement for the four year students in agriculture, is convincing evidence 
this interesting verse is found: 

My own personal experience is partially responsible for my enthusiasm for practical 
experience as part of the curriculum in vocational education. While still in college and 
during my first years as an instructor, I spent several summers working in creameries, 
milk plants, and ice cream plants. I can say truthfully that this practical work has been 
fully as valuable to me in my teaching, as has much of my college work. 

As one might suspect, an instructor often is amused by things his students do in 
the class room or laboratory. Probably one of the most amusing incidents in the dairy 
laboratory is the stunt of "can rolling". The first year student watches with envious 
glances the older men who, with feigned nonchalance, move cans of milk or cream by 
rolling them, But after a summer of placement training he too has joined the company 
of the select and can roll cans as rapidly as any one! This trick by itself is of no 
consequence, because there probably is no harder way of getting a can of cream from 
one room to another. However, the knack of can rolling is probably as important in 
the development of a dairyman as the first case is to the lawyer or the first winning 
Kj team to the coach. A certain amount of self confidence results, which in itself is very 

much worth while. 

There are many interesting points regarding placement training that never appear 
in the voluminous reports that come to my desk each fall. I have heard many heated 
discussions in the laboratory about who had to start work earliest during the summer. 
Such times as five and six o'clock in the morning are mentioned frequently, particularly 
by those who seldom get to an eight o'clock class on time. Then the member of the 
class who invariably walks to class with his co-ed friend informs his listeners that he 
didn't attend a dance all summer. Another subject of frequent debate is, "Who worked 
the most hours of overtime without extra pay.'" A reassuring thing is that each student 

[Page Eighty-nine} 

returns from his summer's work looking hale and hearty and weighing a few pounds 
more, this in spite of his many trials and tribulations. Evidently plenty of good milk 
and ice cream in the diet can atone for many things. 

In this closing paragraph I should summarize the values, as I see them, of placement 
training in dairy manufactures. However, one finds this a difficult thing to do in view 
of the important part this work plays in the Stockbridge program. Some of the more 
obvious values undoubtedly are (1) a background of practical knowledge is acquired 
which affords a useful basis for the advanced studies of the senior year, (2) the practical 
experience acts as a motivating force for further study, (3) the necessity for and 
knowledge of sanitary practices in handling milk and its products are acquired. A less 
tangible but no less real gain lies in the self-confidence and satisfaction one acquires 
from doing productive work and earning an honest living. As I go about the state I 
find more and more of our former students filling responsible positions, which is 
heartening, to say the least. When one visits a dairy, as I did last summer, and finds 
a Stockbridge graduate in charge of the milk department, another in charge of the 
ice cream work, and a student there for his placement service, he can not help but feel 
that the two years of work in the Stockbridge School are extremely worth while. I am 
very glad that I am able to play a part in this very valuable work. 

M. J. Mack, 
Assistant Professor of Dairying. 




John Watson entered Stockbridge School in October as a freshman along with 
some one hundred other young men and women. He chose as his major course of 
study that of vegetable gardening because he was interested in vegetables. He also had 
spent two years on his uncle's market garden farm near Franklin and therefore felt he 
knew quite a bit about the business. 

Johnny was a bit backward in his contacts the first few weeks. As the first 
semester drew on toward its mid point, however, and he became better acquainted with h |— j 
campus life and adjusted to his courses, his attitude became a bit more cocky, more 
definite in demands as to what he did and did not want to do. He wanted to study 
only those things which he thought he required, based of course on his wide background I i D 
of two years experience on a 5 acre project. He definitely expressed himself, in no \ -t- 
uncertain terms, that he came to school to learn more about growing and selling I 1 
vegetables. Why should he know anything about flowers, or greenhouse construction li M 
when he never was going to have anything to do with the floricultural business ? li 
The course in Rural Soc. was a bunch of theory and did not amount to anything in I (J 
making money growing vegetables. I p 

The short semester of his freshman year was drawing to a close and still Watson , 

could not see any sense or reason for more than one half the courses he was made to IN 

take. They were what he called theory or else did not have any place in growing 
vegetables. The problem of placement training came up at about this time and of 
course Johnny wanted to go back on his uncle's farm. His uncle was a fairly good 
grower but very conservative in his cultural practises and methods of marketing. For 
this reason it was felt that his placement training had better be taken somewhere else, 
on a farm where other practises were followed, methods a bit more modern and also 
where he might obtain a wider knowledge of markets and marketing vegetable products. 
After considerable persuasion, Watson somewhat grudgingly decided to go to Walter 
Johnston's place in Woburn. Johnston cropped 25 acres of outdoor crops and operated 

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[Page Ninety} 

38,000 sq. feet of greenhouse space. His crops were primarily vegetables although he 
grew some flowers and small fruits. He trucked into the Boston Wholesale market. 

Watson started work the second week in April. While he was narrow in his view- 
point he also was a conscientious chap and had a fairly level head on his shoulders. 
It was not long before Mr. Johnston noticed Johnny among the gang on the job and 
consequently picked him out to do some special work mixing the fertilizer, pruning a 
few special shrubs, doing some of the work in the greenhouse, spraying, harvesting, 
going with the truck to market. By the time September came in Johnny had done 
many jobs, seen many things, had a hundred and one points brought to his attention 
that he never would have obtained on his uncle's farm. 

The first of October again brought Johnny Watson back to Stockbridge as a student. 
This time as a senior after having served six months on a placement job. Again he 
had to adjust himself to campus life and his course of study. However, his adjustment 
was quite different from that of his freshman year. He did not criticize his courses 
with the narrow egotism of the year previous but rather he interpreted the various factors 
presented by his instructors as they applied to the things he had seen and done on the 
more diversified placement job. His whole attitude had changed. He could discuss 
problems more intelligently and consequently the courses of his senior year were of 
greater value to him. Further, he was able to go back and see where the required 
subjects of his freshman year actually were essential to his general background, not only 
in growing vegetable plants but in understanding the general field of horticulture. 
Johnny had spent six months on his own, where he had to make his own decisions and 
use his own judgment. He had matured and shed his "kid" manners and ideas. 

Six months of placement training is absolutely essential with most of the Stockbridge 
students in fitting them to go out after two years of intensive study to make their own 
living. The classroom of necessity teaches fundamentals, placement training allows for 
definite application of these fundamentals, under the guidance of experienced men. 

Grant B. Snyder, 
Assistant Professor of Vegetable Gardening. 


To anyone who has had part in the work of the Stockbridge School, I am sure it 
has been interesting to note, from year to year, the development of the student and 
the changes which have taken place in him during the placement training period. In 
this connection there are four points on which I shall comment briefly. 

The student has usually had an opportunity to determine whether he wishes to 
continue in some kind of floricultural work. The freshman comes to us, perhaps just 
out of high school or preparatory school, or perhaps fresh from work in a commercial 
greenhouse or on a private estate. He may have had enough experience so that he is 
positive that he wishes to follow up some line of floricultural work. On the other hand 
he may feel that he wants to take up floriculture because he has enjoyed growing garden 
flowers at home. For a student of the latter type in particular, the placement training 
period usually acts as an excellent "proving-ground". 

He has had six months of laboratory work which supplement the six months of 
class work. Theories and practices have been discussed in class work, some laboratory 
work has accompanied such discussion, but on placement training he has the opportunity 

[Page Ninety-onel 

to observe and take part in the actual operation of many of these practices. In class he 
may have learned how to do these things, but on placement he learns by doing them. 
In this particular respect I believe the student in the Stockbridge School has an advantage 
over the four year student who frequently does not have his placement training until he 
has graduated. 

He has gained greatly in self-confidence. Naturally this should be expected since 
he is six months older in terms of years and he is richer by six months of experience, 
in the gaining of which he has probably had more responsibility placed on him than 
he has ever had previously. If in no other way, this highly desirable quality is shown 
in the manner in which Stockbridge School students have taken hold and carried through 
on the Horticultural Show. 

This practice of learning by experience has given him an "insight" into floricultural 
work quite different from that point of view which he may have had when he entered 
the Stockbridge School. Personally, I believe that this is the most striking difference 
in the student when he returns from his placement training period. The average student 
goes at his class and laboratory work in a spirit quite different from that of the first 
year, usually taking his work more seriously. He has lost some of his "kid tricks", 
(he is by no means a staid old man), and apparently is trying to get more out of his 
course work than in the previous year. 

Clark L. Thayer, 
Professor of Floriculture. 


The paramount importance of placement training can best be understood when it | ^ I 
is realized that the set-up in the Stockbridge School differs radically from many others 
for a number of reasons. A recent study indicated that in only 14 out of 45 Land 
Grant Colleges is placement training required of all students majoring in agriculture 
in the four year courses. 

In the first place the objectives of the Stockbridge School are definitely vocational 
in nature. Students are not preparing to teach or for research work in the many related 
fields. They are planning to operate their own farms or hatcheries, serve as assistants 
or managers for others, become salesmen or servicemen for feed or equipment companies, 
candlers or managers for cooperative egg and poultry auctions, etc. 

In the next instance, pouJtry work is of such a nature that many students are 
attracted from town or city homes, with little or no background or practical experience. 
This type of individual is not otherwise able to properly orient his class room thinking 
to the actual circumstances and problems of the field. 

A third justification is the fact that for the inexperienced student, the placement 
period will materially assist in a rude awakening and a discovery of his personal fitness 
or aptitude if it exists. In all phases of human endeavor there are admittedly too many 
round pegs in square holes. Letting out the chicks at daybreak, and again shutting them 
up at dusk by daylight saving time, means a very long day, with plenty of action inter- 
spersed. Standing for hours on a concrete floor, grading and packing eggs or sorting 
chicks, or removing a year's accumulation of dust from a laying house, all exemplify 
the type of situation well calculated to dispel ill-founded illusions or shatter celestial air 
castles. There is appeal in handling those fluffy balls of down at day old, also in the 
alarm clock at 4:30 a. m. Moreover, these tasks serve to keep one's feet on the ground. 
Is it not for the best interests of society that one becomes a first-class auto salesman, 

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rather than a fourth class poultry breeder? Such placement experience often serves to 
prevent a needless waste of time and funds. 

Such experiences evidence both humor and pathos, but after all there are certain 
stern realities, trials, tribulations, even hardships involved in the serious task of earning 
one's livelihood. Living alone in a colony house on a growing range is likely to 
provoke an appreciation of peace and contentment in the simple mode of life. Similar 
to the work of the class-room and laboratory, placement is a sorting-out process. That 
it is eminently successful is evident from Mr. Grayson's records indicating that only 
5 to 6 per cent of the students require readjustment during the training period. 

A fourth reason is that each major department and the placement officer, recognizes 
a definite responsibility in making certain that each alumnus recommended to a pro- 
spective employer is adequately experienced and properly grounded in the practical 
operations likely to be encountered on the job. 

It is sound pedagogy to build on what is already in the student's mind. In the class- 
room there is a dissecting process devoted to considering each department, factor and 
sub-factor of the business. During placement, the observant student will better appreciate 
the interdependence and interrelationship of the component parts to the success of 
the farm as a whole. He can observe both the weakness and strength of extreme 

The alert student will comprehend the basic importance of agriculture as the chief 
source of raw materials for industry. The immensity of the business was the major 
comment of a group of boys who served on one of our large Massachusetts duck farms. 

A few of our majors have come from isolated sections, and had scarcely been 
beyond the confines of their own neighborhood before coming to college. For such, 
placement served as a broadening influence, an effective antidote for provincialism. 

College men are often criticized for their apparent lack of a sense of personal 
responsibility. Placement training should serve to inculcate this quality where it is 
deficient, as much work on the farm if done effectively is executed with no one to watch. 

Other desirable qualities which our type of placement training should develop are 
accuracy, optimism and enthusiasm, confidence, initiative, fortitude, versatility and 
adaptability. Agriculture is not only a vocation but a mode of living and fortunate is 
he who learns to fit harmoniously into any group with which he comes in contact. 

Finally, through the increasing number of trainees who will serve their placement 
period with graduates of the Stockbridge School, its traditions and bonds of sympathetic 
understanding should be greatly enhanced. 

Luther Banta, 
Assistant Professor of Poultry Husbandry. 


For several years the students taking my course pertaining to Landscape Construction 
and Maintenance, (number and name, subject to change without notice) were asked four 
questions concerning their placement training experience, and the answers were discussed 
in class. The students were allowed several days in which to consider their answers, 
write them and hand them in. Snap judgment was not wanted, although undoubtedly 
a few answers were written during the last hour before class. 

The first question was, "What were three or four outstanding commendable charac- 
teristics of your immediate boss.'" 

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From the answers it was obvious that "the boss" really did have desirable 
charaaeristics, and that such characteristics did make an impression upon the employee. 
Theory said they did before the placement training period, but practical laboratory 
experience admittedly proved the fact. 

The second question was, "How were emergencies or unusual circumstances met 
by your boss?" The discussion of these answers brought out the fact that emergencies 
can be successfully coped with, particularly if one has experience, and by a number of 
different methods. Again, the effect of the boss's attitude upon the employee was noted. 

The third question was, "What particular incident gave you the greatest amount 
of satisfaction ('kick') ?" The answers were divided between having been given 
responsibility and then succeeding and varied experiences in which the student was the 
hero or a very active participant. These students found there were many chances for 
thrills in their jobs and were not ashamed to state that they had even experienced at 
least one. 

The fourth question, "What was your worst offense?" A required confession to 
be sure, but the student was made to realize that even the best of laborers (himself) 
errs at times. The discussion of this question brought out the vast difference between 
maliciousness and carelessness, and that the latter is not so morally bad but that it can 
be equally expensive. 

Becoming sensible to these facts alone is enough to make placement training worth- 
while, and there are many other observations, experiences, and deductions that make 
the summer training period enjoyable as well as very valuable. 

This placement training has its effect upon the faculty. (They don't have to 
participate, horrors, no!) The instructor has to keep his theory within the practical 
limits, or some sincere and keen thinking student who is fresh from sound practical 
experience, will cause embarrassment. Rightfully so. The faculty to be most effective 
must necessarily keep closely in touch with the latest practices and equipment. During 
the senior year, the student senses the limits of theory to the practical application, and 
the desirability of theoretical study. 

The first few class hours with the seniors are always the most interesting to me, 
yet a bit regretful. As seniors these students are fine young men, as freshmen they 
were splendid boys. As seniors they had had experience. They have been one of 
the working crew, know about and perhaps have participated in the shirking and 
intrigues. Their intimate knowledge of the workmen of their chosen profession enables 
them to be better prepared for foremanship or superintendency upon graduation. 

The students who obtain the greatest value from their placement training are those 
who observe {see not merely look at), record their observations and practices, correlate 
their observations, and if possible arrive at a conclusion. But in any case the students 
who pass their placement training, return to their studies with a sincere desire to learn 
because they have experienced the want of knowledge and observed its necessity. 

Lawrence S. Dickinson, 
Assistant Professor of Agronomy. 


One does not think of the Stockbridge School of Agriculture without also thinking 
of Placement Training. Perhaps no other feature of the Stockbridge School has been 
so influential in giving the course permanence and vitality. The pages in the history 

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of vocational agricultural training in the land grant colleges of the Nation are filled 
with accounts of meager success in the field of short course education. At Massachusetts 
State College this is not the case, for the Stockbridge School is recognized as an out- 
standing example in its field. Many short courses in other land grant colleges have 
been inaugurated, only to fail completely, or else receive but meager support. The 
immediate success of our Stockbridge School and its continued high level of achievement 
can be attributed quite largely to its placement training feature. Recognition is, of 
course, given to a Stockbridge faculty of high attainment, for the same instructors teach 
also in the regular departments of the college. 

In the educational process the teacher endeavors to inculcate habits of the mind 
so that practical problems can be solved because of a thorough understanding of under- 
lying fundamental principles. It is not enough for the student to know how an action 
takes place, he must also know why it takes place. Let us therefore speculate as to 
why the placement training feature of Stockbridge is such a potent force in its success. 

Undoubtedly the first advantage which the prospective freshman notes in placement 
training is the virtual guarantee of a six-months job enabling him to earn money between 
his freshman and senior years. This looms large to the average student. There are 
those who of necessity must be partially self-supporting. Others welcome the oppor- 
tunity to earn money so that their cash outlay in education is appreciably reduced. 

Another advantage that placement training offers is an opportunity for the student 
to test out the wisdom of his selection of a vocation. The six-months' working period 
enables the student to check up on his fitness for the field he has selected. Should he 
not find himself suited to his selected vocation, he can then be redirected into more 
congenial channels before having spent a longer period of educational training in such 
a vocation. The records of Stockbridge students indicate that most of them know what 
they want when they enroll, consequently the mortality rate for this cause is exceedingly 

But the most advantageous feature of the placement period is the opportunity 
presented a student to make contacts in his chosen vocation. The student is now on 
his own. Of course there are a few points stipulated by the administration, then there 
are also reports to submit, but on the whole, the student stands or falls by his own 
efforts. The student is measured by the quantity and quality of his work. He is also 
measured for those intangible attributes: personality, general appearance, application, 
accuracy, originality, speed, and cooperation. Many students often make such good 
impressions during their placement training period that their employer offers them 
permanent employment upon graduation. 

The placement training record of members of the Class of 1934 was up to standard, 
and we predict for them a very successful future. 

G. V. Glatfelter, 
Assistant Professor of Animal Husbandry. 


The purpose of the Stockbridge School is to train students in the theory and 
praaice of Agriculture. 

In order that the student may have the proper background so that he can better 
understand the principles which are taught in the class room, he is required to spend 
six months of his two year course in practical work on a farm. 

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Let us illustrate the value of this practical work in Arthur's case. Arthur is a lad 
who was born and reared in the city. His only playground as a youth was the city 
streets. On Sunday afternoons the family would frequently take little trips through 
the country. On these occasions Arthur observed the orchards in all their fragrance and 
beauty during the blossoming period. Again in the fall he would see the trees laden 
with handsome red apples. The city lad had no definite idea regarding the future, but 
almost unconsciously the vision of those orchards would flash across his mind until 
ultimately he concluded that he wanted to know how to grow fruit. In the course of 
time he enrolled in the Stockbridge School. 

From early in October until the last of March, Arthur attends classes where he is 
instructed in some of the basic principles which underly the business of fruit growing. 
He learns how to select an orchard, how to identify many of the common varieties of 
the different fruits, how trees get their food, how to prune trees and grape vines, and 
many similar things which a fruit grower must know if he is to be successful. Since 
most fruit growers use tractors or trucks in the orchard, Arthur takes a course in Agri- 
cultural Engineering, where he learns to adjust and repair gasoline motors and other 
equipment. He will also need to know something about soils and fertilizers, so he is 
given instruction in these subjects. 

During this initial contact with Stockbridge School, Arthur has taken a keen interest 
in his work, but he finds himself struggling against a feeling of inferiority, because other 
boys in the class who came from farm homes have already had some experience with 
ordinary farm practices and can talk in terms which mean little to him. As a conse- 
quence he refrains from asking questions in class for fear that he may appear ludicrous. 
However, during this period, he has learned how to appraise an orchard intelligently 
and observe characteristics in trees and orchard praaices which hitherto had escaped 
his notice. 

Now comes his six month's period of placement training. For this training he goes 
to a commercial orchard where he works with the regular crew performing the various 
operations. He prunes apple trees, spreads fertilizer, drives the tractor, operates a spray 
gun, mixes spray materials, harvests and packs the fruit and, in fact, becomes acquainted 
with many of the details which are a part of successful fruit growing. 

In the fall Arthur returns to Stockbridge, tanned, self-confident, and eager to get 
to the books and classroom once more. What a change ! It hardly seems possible that 
this could be the same lad who entered Stockbridge twelve months ago. In class the 
question is raised with respect to the relative merits of the crate versus the standard 
produce box as a market package for apples. Some member of the class argues for the 
produce box but Arthur defends the crate with logical arguments because he had used 
both packages on placement and preferred the crate for certain definite reasons. Having 
had actual contact with this problem the situation becomes real when it is later discussed 
in class. 

Later in the course the question of spraying is considered. Arthur advances the 
information that on the farm where he worked they had a new sprayer which would 
maintain 400 lbs. pressure, but a neighbor had an old sprayer which would deliver only 
200 lbs. pressure, and, consequently he failed to get good control of scab in the tops 
of the trees. Although this fact was definitely illustrated in the text book, its real 
significance might have been obscure to Arthur had he not observed this difference in 
actual practice. 

The value of placement training is not confined to those who have lacked previous 
farm experience. A Stockbridge student may have come from a farm home, but the 
methods which he has learned there have many good features and possibly some that 

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may be criticized. When he goes to some other farm for his placement he finds that 
the same results can be obtained by different and possibly more efficient methods than 
those which he learned at home. Previously he has been inclined to accept a single 
method without question. As a result of this new experience, he begins to wonder which 
method is most desirable and seeks the answer in the classroom. 

Thus placement training performs a definite function in coordinating the work of 
the classroom with the result that graduates of Stockbridge School not only possess a 
technical knowledge of a subject, but are equipped to apply that knowledge in their efforts 
to become useful citizens. 

O. C. Roberts, 
Instructor in Pomology. 


In October the Stockbridge School student enters as a freshman, with the usual 
attributes. After but six months in classes on the campus, the following fall he returns 
and is called a senior. In some way during the intervening six months he seems to 
have travelled a distance in his development comparable to the connotation of these terms. 

The distance he has travelled is not essentially one of scholastic attainments, for it 
is not restricted to the best students, nor is it one necessarily of practical accomplishments 
in the peculiar work in which the student is interested, for it is not restricted to those 
having the best placements. Often most outstanding is the development in the student 
having one of the poorer placements in these lean job years. It is in maturing the 
individual that placement training makes its greatest showing. Responsibilities have 
been recognized and fulfilled. The first year's scholastic work must be maintained in 
fair standing to receive a placement. The placement must be satisfactorily completed 
to continue in classes in the fall. These major responsibilities and those minor ones 
which normally are accepted in successfully carrying out the placement, mature the 
student, perhaps more rapidly than at any other similar length of time during his whole 
life. "This year's class of freshmen are not equal to last years," is an often repeated 
statement especially among new instructors dealing with the students. They are com- 
paring the newly arrived freshmen with returned seniors, and the difference is so 
striking that it seems impossible that one year can make so great a change. The dif- 
ference is not in the basic quality of the students. It is in the development that one 
year has brought about. And it is in great part the six months of the year spent off 
the campus, on hand picked jobs under supervision, which has been this maturing factor. 

As a group the seniors are more unified. Placement has crystallized the interest 
with most students. They know what they want. Some have dropped out, finding 
the work uncongenial, others have shifted their major, until the resulting group is able 
to do more effective and purposeful work. 

Lyle L. Blundell, 
Professor of Horticulture. 


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LORIN E. Ball, Coach 

Alden p. Tuttle, Assistant Coach 

J. Luis Zurettl Jr., Captain 

Harold R. Hubbard, Manager 

October oiBcially ushered in the 1933 football season, although the varsity contenders 
had been on hand for the two weeks prior to the opening of School, under the able 
direction of Coaches "Red" Ball and "Tut" Tuttle. 

Coaches Ball and Tuttle were faced, not with the proverbial "filling in gaps left 
by the graduates" — for we had much the same team as last year, but of rounding out 
their material into a fast, smooth-performing, eleven. This they accomplished to the best 
of their ability. 

On October 14, the varsity football team traveled to Wilbraham Academy for the 
first game of the season. In spite of Wood's touchdown, Uhlman's ball carrying, and 
the keen fighting spirit displayed by the team, it was on the small end of a 7 — 6 score 
when the final whistle blew. 

Stockbridge students had their first chance to see the varsity in action when the 
Conn. State Frosh visited Amherst on October 20th. By combining Uhlman's touch- 
down and the two blocked punts by Erlandson, with the excellent line plunging and 
offense, the varsity annexed a 6 — win. 

■Windsor High was snowed under to the tune of 30 — on October 28. The final 
score is not indicative, however, of the keen opposition that Stockbridge had to over- 
come. The team was in the "pink of condition" and was not to be denied. 

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The following Friday, November 3rd, the varsity made an unsuccessful sortie to 
Springfield and returned the loser by the small score of 2 — 0. The opponents scored 
early in the game, and, thanks to Captain Zuretti, Hersey, and Ratte, were not able to 
increase their lead. 

On Armistice Day, the National Farm School of Pennsylvania, with the forbidding 
ten year reputation of not having any one team score more than one touchdown, was 
our next opponent. This game was anything but an armistice, for the team was "in 
there" every minute, smashing the line, breaking up plays and in general raising havoc 
with the opposition. 

This year's varsity carried on the good work instigated by last year's team; that is, 
last year Stockbridge was the first team in ten years to score mote than one touchdown; 
this year the varsity was the first to hold National Farm School to two touchdowns. 

November 17, the varsity staged a comeback, when Captain Zuretti, Eldred and 
Reid scored against our Essex Aggie hosts to make the final tally, 19 — 13, a truly hard- 
fought victory. 

Our next and final game of the season was played with our age-old rivals Deerfield 
Academy, on November 22, at Deerfield. Wood, receiving a pass, ran 30 yards for 
our only score. The excellent kicking, running, and line play were the most outstanding 
features. Though the team lost by a 7 — 6 score, every man on the team played to the 
best of his ability and should look back with satisfaction on the season of 1933. 


J. Luis Zuretti, Jr., Capt. 1934 

Harold R. Hubbard, Mgr. 1934 

Stephen A. Eldred 1934 

Russell G. Wood 1934 

Chester E. Goodfield 1934 

Edward L. Uhlman 1934 

Charles R. Dondero 1934 

Edward C. Erlandson, Jr. 1934 

Thomas J. O'Connor 1934 





Wilbraham Academy 
Conn. State Frosh 
Windsor High School 
Springfield Frosh 
National Farm School 
Essex County Agrii 
Deerfield Academy 

Roger L. Hersey 


Thomas F. Furze 


RoUin J. Fernald 


Thomas E. Flanagan 


Albert Ratte 


Donald Regan 


Wesley Ball 


Earl Johnson 


Kenneth Reid 









tural School 





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Llewellyn L. Derby, Coach 

Lawrence H. Blackmer, Captain 

EiNo W. Winter, Manager 

The loss of Captain-elect "Bill" Pendergast, one of the luminaries of the 1933 
team, caused Coach Derby's hopes of a successful season to suffer a sudden fall. In 
spite of this fact, however, the season was a success. 

The team, lead by Captain Blackmer, captured third place on November 2, at 
Amherst College. On November 8, at home, the M. S. C. Junior Varsity was trounced. 
Again on November 16, the Blue and White took the final meet to close a most satis- 
factory season. 

The outlook for next season is exceptionally bright, due to the fact that four of 
the five letter men are Freshmen. 

Eino W. Winter, 
Carl S. Chaney 

Ralph D. Cooley 
Andrew S. Pendleton 

Lawrence H. Blackmer, Capt. 1934 Frederick W. Noonan 

Mgr. 1934 



Points November 8 

33 Stockbridge 

62 State Jr. Varsity 





November 2 

State Freshmen 
Amherst Freshmen 
Amherst Jr. Varsity 
Greenfield High School 

November 16 

State Freshmen 
Greenfield High School 
State Jr. Varsity 






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Llewellyn L. Derby, Coach 

Chester E. Goodfield, Captain 

EiNO W. Winter, Manager 

Led by Captain "Chet" Goodfield, a veteran of last year, the S. S. A. track team 
encountered a fair degree of success in it's contests. 

On March 1st it attended a triangular meet between the S. S. A., M. S. C. frosh 
and Amherst frosh teams at the Amherst cage. Due to Goodfieid's outstanding work 
over the jumps and pole vaulting, the S. S. A. team lost second place by only a % point. 

On March 13th the inter-class meet was held between S. S. A. '34 and '35 and 
M. S. C. '37. Led by Pena and Clark in the runs and Broughton in the dashes, 
the S. S. A. "Frosh" took second, while, notwithstanding the efforts of Captain Goodfield, 
the seniors were obliged to take third place. 

Chester E. Goodfield, Capt. 1934 Lloyd E. Clark, Jr. 

Eino W. Winter, Mgr. 1934 

Carl S. Chaney 1935 

Richard E. Broughton 
John Pena 


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LoRiN E. Ball, Coach 

Philip A. Craig, Captain 

Arthur Cannon, Manager 

The varsity basketball team, while enjoying a fairly successful season by winning 
their three major objectives, lost a majority of their games. 

The season opened very disastrously when Stockbridge, playing Smith, lost its first 
game by a two point margin. The score, 12 — 10. 

January 16, the varsity, while showing decided improvement, lost to Westfield High 
in a fast, well played game. 

The following week the hoopsters found their stride and gloriously defeated our 
erstwhile Alumni, 27 — 23. A small lead to be sure, but nevertheless quite decisive. 

The next game found the Stockbridge quintet playing Williston Academy. Try 
as it might, the team just could not check the stubborn opposition and the consequence 
is written in the score of 40 — 19. 

The next encounter was a heart breaker for the varsity, for in the final seconds of 
the game, A. I. C. of Springfield, caged a basket and won, 22 — 20. 

These previous losses seemed to be too much for the team and as a result. Stock- 
bridge, displaying little opposition, lost to Suffield Prep., 31 — 19. 

On January 23, the varsity, playing its first major objective, was pitted against 
Deerfield High. The intervening time between the previous game and this, had worked 

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wonders for the team. It displayed a strong defense and a fast, smooth performing 
offense, and thus added the first scalp to their belt with a score of 18 — 17. 

The following day Stockbridge traveled to Vermont Academy. Though the boys 
played well they were unable to compete with all the tall, rangy Vermonters and 
lost 23—18. 

Stockbridge, displaying a fast, well organized offense, staged a come-back in its 
final games to win from Hopkins and Amherst with the decisive scores of 26 — 13 and 
28 — 18, respectively. 


Philip A. Craig, Capt. 1934 

Arthur L. Cannon, Mgr. 1934 

James W. Leach 1934 

Edward L. Uhlman 1934 

Richard J. Danaher 1934 

Michael Bemben 1935 

George F. Cavanagh 1935 





Smith Agricultural School 



Westfield High 






Williston Academy 



American International College 



Essex Agricultural School 




Suffield Preparatory School 



Deerfield High 



Vermont Academy 



Hopkins Academy 



Amherst High 




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Ernest W. Mitchell, Codf^ 

Daniel S. Bailey, Manager 

Of the men that reported for practice to Coach Mitchell only three were veterans. 
This, coupled with adverse weather conditions handicapped the team to such an extent 
it was unable to get into true skating form, and the result was a sadly unsuccessful 

On January 22 our host, Deerfield Academy, took us into camp by the scote of 
9 — 0. Considering the fact that our sextet had had very little practice the team should 
feel quite elated for it performed very well under these conditions. 

The only other varsity hockey game of the season was played, February 9, on 
foreign ice. The Stockbridge sextet, pitted against the fast, smooth performing Holyoke 
High, lost 9 — 1. The score however is not wholly indicative of the fighting spirit 
displayed by the team. 


Edwin M. Ryder 
Stephen A. Eldred 
Joseph L. Norris 



1934 Joseph C. Tropeano 

1934 Robert F. Hall 

1934 Roger L. Hersey 



Deerfield Academy 
Holyoke High School 




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Prof. Lowry (during Lab.) — "Now this is 
a tree." 

Collins — "Does it really grow that high?" 
Prof. — "Well, it's here to be seen Collins." 

Roger Henry and "Don" Grahn trying to 
get into senior-frosh hop with an O. K. from 

The freshmen wouldn't let them in. 

Answer to a marketing trip query asked by 
Prof. Lindsay — 

Means of transportation — "Bus or rocket 

Wish to see — Radio City 
Cotton Club 
Paradise Club 
Club Hollywood 
Morroco Club 

It happened on the first trip to the sheep 
barn. "The An. Hus. class had to find out 
how many Ewes had how many Lambs and 
how many Ewes were yet to Lamb." They 
found out the number of Lambs to date and 
then "Steve" Puffer asked, "How many haven't 
hatched yet?" 

Prof. Packard (giving a quiz) — "Differ- 
entiate between these organisms." 

Fulton — "You mean, how would we differ- 
entiate them." 

Prof. Lindsey (just after a quiz) — "Come, 
let's settle down, we've wasted enough time 

Director Verbeck (relating the progress of 
an Alumnus) — "At the end of two years he 
expects to be sitting on top of the heap." 

Prof. Phillips — "What is anemia?" 
Eldred (with help of Goodfield) — "Sleeping 

Aston (sees a form beside him at his labora- 
tory desk) — "Say, boy, hand me that stain." 

Doc. Packard — "What can I do for you now, 
Mr. Aston?" 

Prof. Tague — "What is steel wool?" 

F. C. G. — "It is shearing from hydraulic 

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"Have you ever seen a dream walking?" 
"No, but I've seen an Amherst College 

Prof. Hubbard (to Horton looking over 
Vanderzee's shoulder in arrangement class) — ■ 
"What are you looking for, Horton?" 

Horton — "Nothing." 

Prof. H. — "I see you know where to look 
for it; you certainly know your stuff." 

Prof. Barrett — "George stated during con- 
vocation he was going to pinch every penny." 
Editor — "Which way do you mean that?" 

Reid — "I'm going to have to stop drinking 
coffee for breakfast." 

Higgins — "Why so?" 

Reid — "I can't sleep in any of my classes 
any more." 

A voice — "Have we a waiter?" 

Another voice — "No, but Uhlman is here." 

Aston — "Girls were harder to kiss in your 
day, weren't they. Grandpa?" 

Grandpa — "Maybe, but it wasn't so blamed 
dangerous in those days — the old parlor sofa 
wouldn't smash into a tree just about that 

Prof. Smart — "Yeoman, what do personal 
pronouns refer to, animate or inanimate 

Yeoman — "Yes, sir! I think they do." 

Prof. Lindquist (wanting Fulton to go along 
with him) — "Come with me, Fulton, I've a 
job for you." 

Fulton — "O. K., Prof, come with me." 

Doc. Lent2 — "Mr. Fulton, what are the two 
parts of the animal skeleton?" 

Fulton — "Auxiliary and perpendicular." 
Doc. L. — "Yes, sir, thank you." 

Prof. Lowry — "How would you adjust the 
vertical wire of the transit?" 

Herb George — "I'd use a plumb line." 

Prof. L. — "And if you didn't have a plumb 

Chapin — "He'd use a plumb tree." 

Who takes advantage like no other? 
Why that pal of mine, that fraternity brother, 
He drives my car and loses the keys. 
He wears my ties, if they should please; 
Borrows my tux with a cheery grin. 
And kisses the girl who wears my pin. 
Who could get away with it — ^why no other 
Than my brotherly, fraternal, fraternity 
brother ! 

Your not the only one afflicted mister, 

I have it, too, dear sorority sister! 

She wears my clothes and borrows my dough, 

I lie for her to friend and foe, 

She isn't to blame when my man ups and 

kisses her, 
Ah, blessings on thee, my dear sorority sister! 
— Anonymous. 

Overheard at a Football Game. 

First Girl — "Oh, isn't he (Uhlman) pretty?" 

Second Girl — "Yes, but he's young." 

Prof. Rice — "What is the significance of 'a 
full eye' in a cow." 

Russell — "It enables her to see more feed." 

Prof. Smart — "You should never begin a 
sentence with the adverb 'Well'." 

Student — "If I am not mistaken, you do it 

Pro.— "TTe//, what if I do?" 

Prof. Holdsworth — "We will take 44 pages 
in advance for to-morrow." 
Voice in the rear — "Louder." 

Rice — "Put the pressure on 'em!" 
Prof. Hubbard — "Pack it in here and it'; 
bully good thing — that's the story!" 
Stuart — "Now wait a minute." 
Swan — "Some fun!" 
Chapin — "Hya Newt! How's taters?" 
Alvin — "I'll do that in my head!" 
Aston — "Who's running this Shorthorn? 
Collins — "Correct as hell!" 
Fulton — "It's a pitcher, aint it?" 
Van — "Great stuff!" 


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'John Dirt" 

"Joe Fish" 

'Flying Hessian" 















"O. C." 



"Joe Dick" 


"The Boss" 


Doc. Lentz — Ve-hic-les; Why not; Figuratively Speaking. 

Prof. Lindsey — Out in Iowa. 

Prof. Packard— No! No! No! No! 

Prof. Mack — Now take the hopper system. 

Prof. Lindquist — Hey ! get out of that cooler ; Fulton would be a good man for that. 

Frank Canavan — Hey you guys, get out of that ice box. 

Prof. Roberts — That's a drastic cut. 

Prof. Banta — Our biddies ; Feathered friends. 

Prof. Sanctuary — In so far as. 

Prof. Dickinson — What do you think, Blank? 

Prof. Smart — Things are not what they seem. 

Prof. C. H. Thayer — Well, take the case of Levi Stockbridge. - 

Prof. Barrett — That's about the situation ; Now take the banking situation ; That all 

depends — . 

Prof. Tuttle — We'll discuss that later. 

Prof. Tague — Doub-ya; injun. 

Prof. Foley — Primarily because. 

Prof. Glatfelter — Hi fella's. 

Prof. Davis — Now, fellows, we must get the mental picture. 

Prof. Holdsworth — You must know the silvical characteristics. 

Prof. Lowry — Ain't these the little rascals? 

Prof. Hubbard — If you think this is a "gut course" you'll have a pain in your "gut" 

around commencement time. 

Prof. Kellogg — Well, when I was in China — . 

Prof. C. Rice — For all intents and purposes. 

Prof. Blundell — This is infinitely better. 

Prof. Frandsen — Bacteria in a snow storm. 

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1934 Class Picnic at Lake Ashfield 

Club Dances — A. T. G., Lord Jeffrey - Kolony Klub, Kolony Klub House 

Non-club Dance, Memorial Hall, 8:00 P.M.— 1:00 A.M. 

10:00 A.M. Class Day Exercises, Rhododendron Garden 
12:00 M. Stockbridge Alumni Association Meeting, Memorial Hall 
12:45 P.M. Alumni-Senior Luncheon, College Cafeteria 
3:00 P.M. Alumni vs. Stockbridge '34 Baseball game, Alumni Field 
8:00 P.M. Class of 1934 presents, "Love at Second Sight", Bowker Auditorium, 
Stockbridge Hall 

4:30 P. M. Commencement Sermon, Bowker Auditorium, by the 

Reverend Kenneth C. MacArthur of Sterling, Massachusetts 

6:00 P. M. President's Reception to Members of the Graduating Class, their Guests, 
and Alumni, Rhododendron Garden 

10:00 A.M. Commencement Exercises, Bowker Auditorium 
Senior Class Speakers: 
Chester Edward Goodfield, 

"Why I Selected Animal Husbandry as My Major Course 
in Stockbridge" 
Stephen Gosciminski, 

"The Olde Versus the New" 
James Wilmot Leach, 

"The Modern Dairy Control Laboratory: It's Equipment and Purpose " 
Hector Ross MacLeod, 

"The Thoroughbred Forest" 
Presentation of Diplomas, — President Hugh Potter Baker 
9:00 P.M. to 2:00 A.M. Commencement Prom, Memorial Hall 


Class Oration, Jarvis Cushing Burrell Class History, Charles Gerald Dolan 

Class Prophecy, Joseph Clarence Tropeano and Chauncy Thornton Simmons 

Roger Shepherd Henry Thomas Raymond Wentzell 

General Committee Chairman, Charles Alpheus Godin 
Chairman Class Day Committee, Marshall Josselyn Rice 

Chairman Class Prom Committee, Herbert Weston George 

Chairman Class Picnic Committee, James Wilmot Leach 

Chairman Class Gift Committee, Donald Grahn 

Professor RoLiiN H. Barrett Professor Ralph A. Van Meter 

Instructor Richard C. Foley Instructor Donald E. Ross 




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