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G. NORMAN WILKINSON, Editor-in-Chief 

PAUL J. DeRUSHA, Business Manager 

ROBERT W. POTTER, Assistant Editor 

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To render more lasting those warm friendships that these years have made 
possible, and to enrich the memories of campus life and campus scenes, the 
Class of 1939 gives you another Shorthorn. 

We hope that the new design of this book may make it not only attractive 
but distinctive as a record of our two happy and profitable years spent at 






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St. Croix Falls was a small Wisconsin town, the center of an 
extensive lumber industry, during the latter part of the nineteenth 
century when Hugh Potter Baker grew up in its environment. Per- 
haps it is this rugged background which accounts for the energy and 
aggressiveness with which he attacks the multitude of problems which 
he confronts today as College President. 

Few men achieve the breadth of training and experience which 
have been his. He taught a small rural school at seventeen to earn 
money for a college education. He has degrees from four institutions: 
Bachelor of Science from Michigan State College, Master of Forestry 
from Yale University, Doctor of Economics from University of Munich 
and Doctor of Laws (honorary) from Syracuse University. Follow- 
ing ten years with the United States Forest Service, during which he 
examined thousands of acres of public forest lands in the west, he 
returned to teaching. At Iowa State College, Pennsylvania State 
College and the New York State College of Forestry at Syracuse 
University, he occupied the chair in Forestry and was largely res- 
ponsible for the organization of the educational program in this field, 
particularly at Syracuse, where he served as first Dean of the College 
of Forestry from 1912 to 1920 and then returned to this post from 
1930 to 1933, he is considered the father of forestry. 

His experience is not confined to the educational field for he 
served eight years as Executive Secretary of the American Pulp 
and Paper Association and two years as Manager of the Trade 
Association Department of the Chamber of Commerce of the United 

This background of experience in business and in three publicly 
supported colleges, together with his natural talents made Dr. Baker 
the ideal candidate for the eleventh president of this College. His 
administration since 1933 has been characterized by progress in many 
directions. Facilities of the plant have been greatly improved by the 
addition of Goodell Library and Thatcher Hall and by numerous 
projects for reconstruction and repairs such as at the Infirmary, 
Chapel, and South College. The curriculum has been broadened in 
both the degree and non- degree courses; and the faculty has been 
strengthened. Emphasis has been given to the cultural aspects of 
student training and new activities and facilities have been added 
in this field. 

Under his able leadership the College has grown in spirit and 
in stature and it is the hope of all of its friends that for many more 
years Massachusetts State College may progress under the admin- 
istration of President Baker. 

College Secretary. 


The Class of 1939, Short Course Administrative 
Staff, Stockbridge faculty members and entire two- 
year student body, join in dedicating this yearbook 
to our respected leader and friend, President Hugh 
Potter Baker of Massachusetts State College. 

The Editors. 


Director of Stockbridge School of Agriculture 

Born 1886. M.S., M. S. C, 1908. Principal Petersham (Mass.) Agricul- 
tural High School, 1908-10. Headmaster Parsonfield (Maine) Seminary, 
1910-16. First Lieutenant, Air Service, Commanding 281st Aero Squadron, 
American Expeditionary Forces, 1917-19. Service in France, 1918-19. Director, 
New York State School of Agriculture at St. Lawrence University, Canton, 
N. Y., 1919-24. Director of Short Courses, M. S. C, 1924—. National Educa- 
tion Association, Harvard Teachers' Association, Phi Sigma Kappa. 


From Michigan have come many worthy sons to guide the destinies of Massachusetts 
State. Not the least of these is Fred Chester Kenney, who for thirty-two years has ably 
served this College as Treasurer and Chief Business Officer. 

Mr. Kenney was born in Lapeer, Michigan, December 20, 1869, son of Elizabeth 
Woolhouse and Joel D. Kenney. He was educated in the schools of Port Huron, and the 
Ferris Institute, Big Rapids, Michigan. For three years he taught district school and then 
became associated with the Manistee and Northeastern R. R. Co., Manistee, Michigan. 
He was Chief Clerk in the Auditor's Office from 1892 to 1895. In 1895 he accepted a position 
as Assistant Secretary at Michigan State College, East Lansing, and he held this position 
until 1907. 

When our College needed a Treasurer in 1907, President Butterfield turned to his 
Alma Mater, Michigan Agricultural College, and enticed its Assistant Secretary and Cashier 
to come to Massachusetts. The then Massachusetts Agricultural College was vastly different 
from the College of today. It had a student body of 228, a faculty of thirty-three and 
an annual budget for State appropriations of approximately $111,400. 

During the period of his service, Treasurer Kenney has seen this small College grow 
to many times the size at which he first knew it and he has played a leading part in 
solving the many problems which have accompanied that growth. Through all these 
years, he has administered the business and financial affairs of the College honestly and 
efficiently and thereby has made an important contribution to the development of this 
College of which we are so proud today. Mr. Kenney is a Mason and Rotarian, and is 
active in the affairs of the Town as well as the College. This year he retires from active 
duty under Massachusetts law and his host of friends extend to him sincere wishes for 

College Secretary. 


"Pop" is a friend in deed. His liberal contributions of time 
and thought have done much to aid aspiring editors. Although 
he is a modest fellow and dislikes much publicity, our book 
would not be complete without a quiet word of thanks to our 
Shorthorn faculty advisor. He frankly tells us that anyone else 
is welcome to this job but the twinkle in his eye assures us of 
his continued, sincere interest in Stockbridge activities. 

The Editors. 



ALLEN E. ANDERSON, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of 
Agricultural Engineering 
A.B., University of Nebraska, 1923. M.A., University of 
Nebraska, 1924. Ph.D., Harvard University, 1934. Teach- 
ing Fellow in Math., University of Nebraska, 1922-24. 
Instructor in Math., University of Oklahoma, 1924-25. 
Assistant Professor of Math., State Teachers College, 
Kirksville, Missouri, 1925-28. Instructor in Math., Harvard 
University, 1929-32. Instructor in Math., Worcester Poly- 
technic Institute, 1932-33. Chairman, Department of Math., 
Wagner College, 1933-37. Assistant Professor of Agricul- 
tural Engineering, M.S.C., 1937—. Sigma Xi. 

LORIN E. BALL, B.S., Instructor in Physical Education 
Born 1898. B.S., M.A.C., 1921. Coach of Freshman Basket- 
ball, 1921-25. Coach of Freshman Baseball, 1922-24. 
Attended Superior, Wisconsin Coaching School, 1924. 
Senior Leader, Camp Najerog for Boys, 1924. Treasurer, 
Western Massachusetts Board of Approved Basketball 
Officials, 1924-25. Coach of Varsity Baseball, 1925-31. 
Coach of Varsity Hockey, 1925 — . Attended University of 
Wisconsin Summer School, 1926. Director of Stockbridge 
School Athletics and Coach of Football and Basketball, 
1925—. Varsity Club, Q.T.V. 

LUTHER BANTA, B.S., Assistant Professor of 
Poultry Husbandry 
B.S., Cornell University, 1915. Head of the Department of 
Poultry Husbandry, New York State 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 Pi, Lambda Gamma 
Delta, Poultry Science Association. 

ROLLIN H. BARRETT, M.S., Professor of Farm Management 
Born 1891. B. S., Connecticut State College, 1918. 
Assistant County Agricultural Agent, Hartford County, 
Conn 1918-19. Instructor, Vermont State School of 
Agriculture, 1919-20. Principal, 1920-25. M.S., Cornell 
University, 1926. Assistant Professor of Farm Management, 
M.S.C., 1926-37. Professor of Farm Management, 1937—. 
Phi Mu Delta. 

ETHEL W. BLATCHFORD, B.S., Director of Physical Education 
for Women 
Born 1910. Graduate of Posse-Nissen School of Physical 
Education, 1929. Recreational Therapist at Taunton State 
Hospital, Taunton, Mass., 1929-30. B.S., M.S.C., 1934. 
Instructor of Physical Education for Women, M.S.C., 1934- 
37. Director of Physical Education for Women, 1937—. 
Member of Delta Psi Kappa, Professional in Physical 

LYLE W. BLUNDELL, B.S., Professor of Horticulture 
Born 1897. B.S., Iowa State College of Agriculture and 
Mechanic Arts, 1924. With Olmsted Brothers, Landscape 
Architects, 1924-31. Professor of Horticulture. M.S.C., 
1931—. Gamma Sigma Delta. 



KATHLEEN CALLAHAN, A.B., Instructor of Physical Education 
Born 1910. A.B., West Virginia University, 1929; Certificate 
of Hygiene and Physical Education, Wellesley College, 
1931. Instructor of Physical Education, Florida State 
College for Women, 1931-33. Instructor of Physical Educa- 
tion, Radcliffe College, 1933-37. Instructor of Physical 
Education, M.S.C., 1937—. Chi Omega. Member Swim- 
ming Committee, Boston Board of Officials (Women). 

ALAN W. CHADWICK, B.Sc, Manager of Dining Hall 

Born 1909. B.Sc, Massachusetts State College, 1931. 
Cornell University, Hotel Course, Summer 1934. Assistant 
Manager of Dining Hall, 1933-34. Manager of Dining Hall, 
1934—. Instructor in Food Technology, M.S.C., 1938. 
Adelphia, Lambda Chi Alpha. 

WALTER STERRY COLVIN, Graduate Assistant in Agronomy 
Born 1914. B.Sc, Rhode Island State College, 1937. M.S., 
Massachusetts State College, 1939. Theta Chi, Phi Kappa 
Phi, Alpha Zeta. 

GLADYS M. COOK, M.S., Instructor in Home Economics 
B. S., Battle Creek College, 1934. Internship in Nutrition, 
Indiana University Hospital, Indianapolis, 1935. M.S., Massa- 
chusetts State College, 1936. Research Fellow, 1936, M.S.C. 
Research Assistant, Home Economic Research, 1937, M.S.C. 
Instructor in Home Economics, 1937 — . American Dietetics 
Association, American Home Economics Association, 
American Association of University Women. 

JAMES D. CURTIS, M.F., Instructor in Forestry 

B.A., University of British Columbia, 1929. B.A.Sc, 
(Forestry) University of British Columbia, 1930. M.F., 
Harvard University, 1934. Topographer Campbell River 
Timber Company, 1928. Research Assistant, B.C. Forest 
Service, 1929-32. Forest Surveys Division, B.C., Forest 
Service, 1935. Instructor in Forestry, M.S.C, 1935 — . Senior 
Member Canadian Society of Forest Engineers. Member 
of Society of Professional Engineers of B.C. Alpha Delta 
Phi. Senior Member Society of American Foresters. 

WILLIAM H. DAVIS, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Botany 
Ph.B., New York State Teachers College. A.B., Cornell 
University. MA. and Ph.D., University of Wisconsin. 
Assistant in Science, New York State Teachers College 
and Cornell. Professor of Botany, Nature Study and Agri- 
culture, Iowa State Teachers College. Assistant Professor 
of Botany, M.S.C, 1922—. Sigma Xi. 



LLEWELLYN L. DERBY, Assistant Professor of Physical 
Born 1893. Unclassified Student, M.S.C., 1915-16. Assistant 
in Physical Education, 1916-17. U. S. Army, 1917-19. In- 
structor in Physical Education, 1919-20. Varsity, Fresh- 
man and S.S.A. Coach of Track, 1921 — . Harvard Summer 
School of Physical Education, 1921. Springfield Summer 
School of Physical Education, 1925 and 1930. University 
of Illinois Summer School of Physical Education, 1926. 
M.S.C. Summer School, 1931-37. Assistant Professor of 
Physical Education, 1927 — . Secretary and Treasurer, 
Eastern Inter- collegiate Athletic Association, 1926 — . Mem- 
ber, Advisory Committee, New England Inter- collegiate 
Amateur Athletic Association, 1922-23. Member of Asso- 
ciation of College Track Coaches of America. Member of 
National Collegiate Track Coaches Association. 

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

CLYDE W. DOW, Instructor in English 

Born September 18, 1907, Wakefield, Mass. B.L.I., Emerson 
College, 1931. M.S., Massachusetts State College, 1937. 
Member DAT, National Speech and Arts Fraternities, 
National Association of Speech, and American Speech 
Correction Association. 

CHARLES NELSON DuBOIS, A.M., Instructor in English 
Born 1910. Bay Path Institute, Teacher's Diploma, 1929. 
Middlebury College, A.B., 1934, A.M., 1935. University of 
London, Diploma in English Language and Literature, 
1935. Instructor in English, New Hampton School, 1935-37. 
Assistant to Dean, Bread Loaf School of English, Summers 
1933-37. Instructor in English, M.S.C, 1937—. Phi Beta 
Kappa, Kappa Delta Rho, Kappa Phi Kappa, Pi Delta 

MARION E. ENSMINGER, M.A., Assistant Professor of Animal 
B.S., University of Missouri. 1931. M.A., University of 
Missouri, 1932. Field Agent, University of Missouri, 1929 
and 1930. Instructor in Missouri State Teachers College 
of Maryville, Missouri, Summer terms, 1931 and 1932. 
Assistant to Superintendent Federal Erosion Farm of 
Bethany, Missouri, 1932. Soil Erosion Service, 1933, 1934. 
Manager, U.S.D.A., of "Dixon Springs Pasture and Erosion 
Control Demonstration Project," 1935-37. Assistant Pro- 
fessor of Animal Husbandry, M.S.C, 1937—. Alpha Zeta, 
Lambda Gamma Delta, Block and Bridle, Alpha Gamma 

JOHN N. EVERSON, M.S., Instructor in Agronomy 
Born 1887. B.S., M.S.C, 1910. M.S., M.S.C, 1936. Chemist 
and Agronomist fertilizer companies, Missouri, Arkansas, 
Georgia, 7 years; Industrial and Agricultural Chemist, 20 
years. Soil Testing Specialist, M.S.C, 1934-36. Instructor 
in Agronomy, M.S.C, 1936—. 



RICHARD C. FOLEY, M.S., Assistant Professor in Animal 
B.S., M.S.C., 1927. M.S., M.S.C., 1931. Herdsman, Stannox 
Farm, 1927-29. S.N.P.C. Fellowship in Pasture Manage- 
ment, M.S.C., 1929-30. Temporary Instructor in Animal 
Husbandry, M.S.C., 1929-30. Instructor in Animal Hus- 
bandry, M.S.C., 1931-36. Assistant Professor of Animal 
Husbandry, 1936. Sigma Phi Epsilon, Phi Kappa Phi. 

JULIUS H. FRANDSEN, M.S.. Professor of Dairy Industry and 
Head of the Department 
Born 1877. B.S.A., Iowa State College, 1902. M.S., Iowa 
State College, 1904. Assistant Station Chemist, Iowa State 
College, 1902-04. Dairy Chemist, Hazelwood Creamery, 
Portland, Oregon, 1904-07. Professor of Dairying, Univer- 
sity of Idaho, 1907-11. Professor of Dairy Husbandry, 
University of Nebraska, 1911-21. Dairy Editor and Coun- 
cillor, Capper Farm Publications, 1921-26. Member of 
American Dairy Science Association, Member of American 
Association for the Advancement of Science. During 
World War, Chairman of Dairy Food Administration Work, 
State of Nebraska. Founded and for Ten Years Editor 
of Journal of Dairy Science. Professor and Head of the 
Department of Dairy Industry, M.S.C., 1926—. Gamma 
Sigma Delta, Phi Kappa Phi. 

ARTHUR P. FRENCH, M.S., Professor of Pomology and Plant 
B.S., Ohio State University, 1921. M.S., M.S.C., 1923. In- 
vestigator in Pomology, M.S.C. Experiment Station, 1921- 
23. Instructor in Pomology, M.S.C, 1923-29. Assistant 
Professor in Pomology, 1929-36. Alpha Zeta, Sigma Xi, 
Alpha Tau Omega, Phi Kappa Phi. Professor, 1936—. 

EMORY E. GRAYSON, B.S., Director of Placement Service 
Born 1894. B.S., 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, 1919. Coach of Two Year Athletics, M.S.C, 1919-24. 
Baseball Coach and Assistant Coach in Football and 
Basketball, Amherst College, 1924-26. Associate Professor 
of Physical Education, Amherst College, and Coach of 
Baseball, Basketball, and Assistant Coach of Football, 
1926-28. Supervisor of Placement Training, M.S.C, 1928-34. 
Director of Placement Service, 1934 — . Alpha Sigma Phi, 

MARGARET HAMLIN B.A., Placement Officer for Women 
B.A., Smith College, 1904. Agricultural Counselor for 
Women, M.S.C, 1918-34. Placement Officer for Women, 

JOSEPH F. HAUCK, M.S., Instructor of Agricultural 
Born 1911. B.S., Rutgers University, 1936. M.S., Rutgers 
University, 1937. Graduate Assistant in Agricultural 
Economics at Rutgers University, 1936-37. Varsity Tennis 
Coach, Rutgers University, 1936-37. Instructor of Agri- 
cultural Economics at M.S.C, 1937—. Alpha Zeta. 



CURRY S. HICKS, M.Ed., Professor of Physical Education and 
Head of Division 

Born 1885. Michigan Agricultural College, 1902-03. BPd., 
Michigan State Normal College, 1909. Assistant in Physical 
Education, Michigan State Normal College, 1908-09. 
Edward Hitchcock Fellow in Physical Education, Amherst 
College, 1909-10. Director of Athletics, Michigan State 
Normal College, 1910-11. Assistant Professor in Physical 
Education and Hygiene, M.S.C., 1911-14. Associate Pro- 
fessor, 1914-16, and Professor, 1916—. M.Ed., Michigan 
State Normal College, 1924. Head of Division of Physical 
Education, M.S.C., 1936—. 

ROBERT P. HOLDSWORTH, M.F., Professor of Forestry and 
Head of the Department 
Born 1890. B.S., Michigan State College, 1911. M.F., Yale, 
1928. Royal College of Forestry, Stockholm, Sweden, 
1928-29. Forest Assistant, U. S. Forest Service, 1912-13. 
Administrative Assistant and Forest Examiner in charge 
of White Top Purchase Area, 1913-14. Professor of 
Forestry, University of Arkansas, 1929-30. Professor of 
Forestry, M.S.C., 1930. — Senior Member, Society of 
American Foresters, Phi Kappa Phi. 

S. CHURCH HUBBARD, Assistant Professor of Floriculture 
1909-15 with A. N. Pierson, Inc., Cromwell, Conn., as 
Propagator and Section Foreman of Roses, 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 Iris Society, American Rose Society, American 
Peony 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—. 

HELEN KNOWLTON, M.A., Associate Professor of Home 
A.B., Mount Holyoke College, 1903. Instructor, Atlanta 
University, 1903-05. Taught in High School, 1905-12. 
Graduate Student and Instructor, Cornell University, 1912- 
16. Head of the Home Economics Department, 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., 1924-38. 
Associate Professor of Home Economics, M.S.C., 1936 — . 

JOHN B. LENTZ, A.B., V.M.D., Professor of Veterinary 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, 1903-11. Assistant Professor of 
Veterinary Science and College Veterinarian, M.S.C., 1922- 
27. Head of the Department, 1927—. Phi Kappa Phi, Phi 
Sigma Kappa. 

HARRY G. LINDQUIST, M.S., Assistant Professor in Dairying 
Born 1895. B.S., M.S.C., 1922. Graduate Assistant, Uni- 
versity of Maryland, 1922-24. M.S., University of Mary- 
land, 1924. Baltimore City Health Department, Summer, 
1924. Instructor, University of Maryland, 1924-25. Grad- 
uate Assistant, Ohio State University, 1925-27. Instructor 
in Dairying, M.S.C., 1927-36. Assistant Professor, 1936—. 



ADRIAN H. LINDSEY, Ph.D., Professor of Agricultural 
Economics and Head of the Department 
Born 1897. B.S., University of Illinois, 1922. M.S., Iowa 
State College, 1923. Ph.D., Iowa State College, 1929. 
Northwestern University, Summer of 1926, University of 
Chicago, Summer of 1927. Instructor at Alabama Poly- 
technical 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—. Pi Gamma Mu. 



M.S., Ph.D., Instructor in Horticultural 

Born 1911. B.S., M.S.C., 1933. Ph.D., M.S.C., 1938. 
Research Fellow, M.S.C., 1934. Research Fellow. Oregon 
State College, 1935. M.S., M.S.C., 1935. Research Fellow, 
M.S.C., 1936. Industrial Chemist, 1936. Instructor in 
Horticultural Manufactures, M.S.C., 1936—. Sigma Xi, 
Theta Chi. 

MERRILL J. MACK, M.S., Assistant Professor of Dairy Industry 
Born 1902. B.S., Pennsylvania State College, 1923. Grad- 
uate Assistant in Dairying, M.S.C., 1923-24. Research 
Fellow in Dairying, University of Wisconsin, 1924-25. 
M.S., University of Wisconsin, 1925. Instructor in Dairy- 
ing, M.S.C., 1925-27. Assistant Professor, 1927—. Alpha 
Zeta, Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Xi. 

MINER J. MARKUSON, B.S., Assistant Professor of Engineering 
Born 1896. B.S., of Architecture, University of Minnesota, 
1923. Assistant Professor of Engineering, Virginia Poly- 
technical Institute, 1923-25. Non-commissioned Officer, 
210th Engineers, 10th Division of the U. S. Army, 1918-19. 
Assistant Professor of Engineering, M.S.C., 1925 — . 

JOHN B. NEWLON, Instructor in Engineering 

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

RANSOM C. PACKARD, M.S., Assistant Professor in 

Born 1886. B.S.A., University of Toronto, 1911. M.S., 
Massachusetts State College, 1933. Instructor in Bacteri- 
ology, M.S.C., 1927-37. Assistant Professor, 1937—. 



RAYMOND T. PARKHURST, Ph.D., Professor Poultry Husbandry 
and Head of Department 
Born 1898. B.S., M.S.C., 1919. M.Sc, University of Idaho, 
1927. Ph.D., University of Edinburgh, 1932. Extension 
Poultry Man, Iowa State College, 1919-21. Head of De- 
partment of Poultry Husbandry, University of Idaho, 
1921-27. Director, National Institute of Poultry Husbandry, 
England, 1927-32. In charge Agricultural Research Depart- 
ment, National Oil Products Co., 1932-38. Professor Poultry 
Husbandry, M.S.C., 1938—. Sigma Ki, Kappa Sigma. 

CLARENCE H. PARSONS, M.S., Assistant Professor of Animal 
Husbandry and Superintendent of Farm 
Born 1904. B.S., M.S.C., 1927. Manager of Farm, 1927-28. 
Instructor in Animal Husbandry, M.S.C., 1928-29. New 
England Fieldman, Synthetic Nitrogen Products Corp., 
1929-30. Assistant Professor of Animal Husbandry and 
Superintendent of College Farm, 1931—. M.S., M.S.C., 
1933. Member of American Society of Animal Production. 
Q. T. V. 

GEORGE F. PUSHEE, Instructor in Agricultural Engineering 
I.C.S., 1906. State Teachers Training Class, Springfield 
Vocational College, 1914-15. Assistant Foreman and Mill- 
wright, Mt. Tom Sulfide Pulp Mill, 1915-16. Instructor in 
Agricultural Engineering, M.S.C., 1916 — . Summer School 
Dramatics and Teacher Training, M.S.C., 1923-25. Coun- 
sellor at Camp Medomak Summers, 1928 — . Special Course, 
M.S.C., 1924-25. 

ERNEST J. RADCLIFFE, M.D., Professor of Hygiene and 
Student Health Officer 
Born 1898. M.D., University of Toronto, 1923. 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 

NATHAN RAKIETEN, Ph.D., Instructor in Physiology 
Born 1908. B.S., Wesleyan University, 1929. Ph.D., Yale 
University, 1933. Porter Research Fellow, American 
Physiological Society, 1933-34. Instructor, M.S.C., 1934—. 
Member Student Health Department. Member A.A.A.S., 
Sigma Xi. 

VICTOR A. RICE, M.Agr., Professor of Animal Husbandry, 
Head of the Department, and Head of the Division 
of Agriculture 
Born 1890. B.S., 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. 



J. HARRY RICH, M.F., Assistant Professor of Forestry 

Born 1888. B.S., New York State College of Forestry, 1913. 
M.F., 1937. Assistant Professor, M.S.C., 1933—. Sigma Xi, 
Pi Kappa Alpha. 

OLIVER C. ROBERTS, B.S., Assistant Professor of Pomology 
Born 1895. B.S., M.S.C., 1919. Teacher of Agriculture in 
West Lebanon Academy, West Lebanon, Maine, 1920-22. 
Foreman of Pomology Department, M.S.C., 1923-26. In- 
structor in Pomology, M.S.C., 1926-35. Assistant Professor 
of Pomology, 1935—. Theta Chi. 

JOSEPH R. ROGERS, JR., Instructor in Physical Education 
Born 1906. Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 1930. Instru- 
ment Man, Metropolitan District Water Supply Commis- 
sion, 1930-31. Instructor in Physical Education, M.S.C., 
1931 — . Member American Society of Mechanical 

DONALD E. ROSS, B.S., Instructor in Floriculture and 
Greenhouse Foreman 
Born 1896. B.S., 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.A.C., 1928. Served 
in France with 101st Infantry, 2Sth Division, 1917-19. 
Alpha Gamma Rho. 

WILLIAM C. SANCTUARY, M.S., Professor of Poultry 
Born 1888. B.S., M.S.C., 1912. New York State School 
of Agriculture, Morrisville, N. Y., 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—. 
Phi Delta Kappa, Theta Chi. 

FRANK R. SHAW, Ph.D., Instructor in Entomology and 
Born 1908, Belchertown, Mass. B.S., M.S.C., 1931. Grad- 
uate Assistant at Cornell University, 1931-35. Assistant 
Experiment Station Entomologist, Mass. Agric. Experiment 
Station, Summers, 1930-34. Assistant in Insect Morphology 
and Histology, Cornell University, 1931-34. Instructor in 
Economic Entomology, Cornell University, 1934-Jan. 1935. 
Instructor in Entomology and Beekeeping, M.S.C., 1935 — . 
Member of American Association of Economic Ento- 
mologists; Entomological Society of America. Sigma Xi, 
Ph.D., Cornell, 1936. 




EDNA L. SKINNER, M.A., Professor of Home Economics, 
Head of Division and Advisor of Women 
M.A., Columbia University; B.S., Columbia University; 
M.Ed., Michigan State Normal College. Instructor at 
Teachers College, Columbia University. Head, Household 
Science, James Millikin University. Professor of Home 
Economics, Head of Division, Massachusetts State College, 

HAROLD W. SMART, A.B., LL.B., Assistant Professor in 

Business Law, Accounting, Public Speaking, Dramatics 
Born 1895. LL.B., (Cum Laude) Boston University, 1918. 
Boston University, 1919. Practiced Law, 1919-20. In- 
structor in Business Law, M.S.C., 1921 — . A.B., Amherst 
College, 1924. Phi Delta Phi, Woolsack, Delta Sigma Rho, 

GRANT B. SNYDER, M.S., Professor of Olericulture and 
Head of Department 
B.A.A., Ontario Agricultural College, Toronto University, 
1922. Assistant Plant Hybridist at Ontario Agricultural 
College, 1919-21. Instructor in Vegetable Gardening, 
M.S.C., 1921-26. M.S., Michigan State College, 1931. 
Assistant Professor of Vegetable Gardening, M.S.C., 1926- 
35. Professor of Olericulture and Head of the Department, 

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

CHARLES HIRAM THAYER, Assistant Professor in Agronomy 
Born 1884. Winter School, M.A.C., 1904. Manager, Brooke 
Farm, Amherst, 1908-13. Manager, Fillmore Farm, Weston, 
Massachusetts, 1913. Assistant in Agronomy, Winter 
School, M.A.C., 1915-18. Instructor in Agronomy, M.A.C., 
1918-36. Assistant Professor in Agronomy, M.S.C., 1936—. 

CLARK L. THAYER, B.S., Professor of Floriculture and 
Head of the Department 
Born 1890. B.S., M.S.C., 1913. Graduate Work in Flori- 
culture and Plant Breeding, Cornell University, 1913-14. 
Instructor in Floriculture, Cornell University, 1914-19. 
Associate Professor and Head of Department, M.S.C., 
1919-20. Professor of Floriculture and Head of the Depart- 
ment, M.S.C., 1920—. U. S. Army, 1918. Alpha Gamma 
Rho, Phi Kappa Phi, Pi Alpha Xi, Adelphia. 



MARGARET R. THOROMAN, M.D., Assistant Professor of 
Hygiene for Women 
R.N., Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, 1925. A.B., Indiana 
University, 1932. M.D., Indiana University, 1935. Asbury 
Hospital, Minneapolis, 1935-36. Belmont Hospital, 
Worcester, Massachusetts, 1936-37. Nu Sigma Phi Medical 

EMIL J. TRAMPOSCH, B.S., Instructor in Horticulture 
Born 1913. B.S., Massachusetts State College, 1935. 
Nursery and private estate work. Instructor of Horticul- 
ture, M.S.C., 1937—. Adelphia. 

REUBEN E. TRIPPENSEE, Ph.D., Professor of Wildlife 
Management, Department of Forestry 
Born 1894. B.S., Michigan State College, 1920. M.S., Uni- 
versity of Michigan, 1933. Ph.D., University of Michigan, 
1934. L. W. Watkins Farms, Manchester, Michigan, 1920- 
24. Instructor of Science in Arthur Hill High Schools, 
Saginaw, Michigan, 1924-31. Junior Instructor in Zoology, 
School of Forestry and Conservation, University of Michi- 
gan, 1931-34. In charge of Wildlife Management, U. S. 
Forest Service, R. 9, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1934-36. 
Professor of Wildlife Management, M.S.C., 1936—. Alpha 
Zeta, Seminar Botaricus, Phi Sigma, Phi Kappa Phi, 
Sigma Xi. 

ALDEN P. TUTTLE, M.S., Assistant Professor in Vegetable 

Born 1906. B.S., M.S.C., 1928. M.S., Pennsylvania State 
College, 1930. Graduate Assistant in Vegetable Garden- 
ing, Pennsylvania State College, 1928-30. Instructor in 
Vegetable Gardening, M.S.C., 1930-36. Assistant Professor 
in Vegetable Gardening, 1936 — . Gamma Sigma Delta. 

WILLIAM G. VINAL, Ph.D., Professor of Nature Education 
Born 1881. B.S., Harvard, 1906. A.M., Harvard, 1907. 
Ph.D., Brown, 1924. Marshall College, 1907-09. Salem 
Teachers College, 1910. Rhode Island College of Educa- 
tion, 1910-24. Syracuse University, 1924-27. Western 
Reserve University, 1927-37. M.S.C., 1937—. Ranger 
Naturalist, Yosemite, Glacier, and Crater Lake National 

RALPH A. VAN METER, Ph.D., Professor of Pomology, Head 
of Pomology Department and Head of the Division of 
Born 1893. B.S., Ohio State University, 1917. Ph.D., 
Cornell University, 1935. 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—. Cornell University, 1924, 1930-31. Head of the 
Division of Horticulture, 1931 — . Head of the Department 
of Pomology, 1936—. Delta Theta Sigma. Phi Kappa Phi. 



HENRY VAN ROEKEL, D.V.M., M.S., Ph.D., Chief of Laboratory, 
Department of Veterinary Science 
Born 1901. D.V.M., Iowa State College, 1925. M.S., Virginia 
Polytechnic Institute, 1926. B.S., Iowa State College, 1928. 
Ph.D., Yale University, 1934. Sigma Xi, Animal Pathologist, 
California Fish and Game and George William Hooper 
Foundation for Medical Research, 1928-29. 

JOHN H. VON DELL, Instructor in Poultry Husbandry and 
Superintendent of Poultry Plant 
Born 1898. Instructor, U. S. Veterans Bureau, Baltimore, 
Md., 1922-23. Superintendent of Poultry Plant, M.S.C., 
1923-29. Instructor in Poultry Husbandry, M.S.C., 1929—. 
Member, Advisory Committee on Hiking, National Park 
Service, Department of the Interior. 

HERBERT E. WARFEL, A.B., Assistant Professor of Zoology 
Born 1902. A.B., Western State College of Colorado, 1926. 
Teacher in Public Schools of North Dakota and Colorado, 
at intervals, 1920-27. Assistant in Biology, Western State 
College, 1924-26. Assistant in Biology, Rocky Mountain 
Biological Station, Summers, 1924-28. Graduate Assistant, 
Oklahoma University, 1927-29. M.S., Oklahoma University. 
Professor of Biology, Broadus College, 1929. Mammal- 
ologist, Oklahoma Biological Survey, Summers, 1930-31. 
Capital Hill Senior High School, Oklahoma City, 1929-31. 
Assistant Professor of Zoology, M.S.C., 1931 — . Phi 
Sigma Xi. 

GILBERT L. WOODSIDE, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biology 
Born 1909. B.A.. DePauw University, 1932. M.A., Harvard 
University, 1933. Ph.D., Harvard University, 1936. 
Assistant Professor of Biology, M.S.C, 1936 — . Gamma 
Alpha, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi. 

JOHN M. ZAK, M.S., Instructor in Agronomy 
Born 1914. B.Sc, Massachusetts State 
Research Fellow in Agronomy, 1937. M.S.. 
State College, 1938. 

College, 1936. 



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First Row, left to right— S. Morse, N. Hubbard, M. Benben, R. Aldrich, R. Sparks. 

Second Row, left to right — P. Houle, R. Abbott, E. Gieringer, S. Howard, J. Turnbull, 
L. Reidl. 

Stockbridge Student Council 

The Stockbridge Student Council was formed to guard and foster the 
traditions and customs of the Stockbridge School of Agriculture. It debates 
all matters relating to action in disciplining students of our two-year school. 
Meetings were held weekly in the Memorial Building with Norman Hubbard 

Plans for all the activities of Stockbridge, such as dances, elections of 
various officers, Club meetings, the Freshman-Senior Hat Rush, and the con- 
duct of the students on campus, were brought before the Council, discussed, 
and put into effect accordingly. 

On March 14, all members of the Council elected officers for the following 
year. Sam Howard was elected President and Lew Riedl was elected Vice- 
president to guide the destinies and help set an example for the class of 1940. 



First Row, left to right — E. Gieringer, President; H. Esselen, Secretary. 

Second Row, left to right — John Fuller, Vice-President; Charles Mandell, Treasurer. 


J. Turnbull, President; 
L. Tierney, Treasurer; 

Ethel Gaudette, Secretary — was on placement 
when picture was taken. 



Front Row, left to right — F. Hines, O. Bodwell, A. Stedman, A. Warner, E. Wheeler, 
D. Shine. 

Second Row, left to right — B. Wentworth, S. Carlson, G. Dennison, R. Verrill, M. Clark, 
A. Tripp, D. Adams, T. MacQuinn, C. Hook, R. Smith. 

Third Row, left to right— P. Gebhardt, A. Conklin, C. Kimball, W. Wright, D. MacDonnell, 
Prof. C. H. Thayer. 



Front Row, left to right— T. Lamsa, W. Morse, L. Atkins, L. Clough, R. Eastman, N. Eklund, 
G. Newton, Brown, F. Collingwood, R. Richards. 

Second Row, left to right — K. DeVine, C. Price, P. Vinson, N. Bowman, E. Holland, C. 
Nickerson, G. Miller, J. O'Hearn, A. Hugelman, Bosworth, W. Chace, G. Hibbard. 

Third Row, left to right— P. Russell, C. Chunglo, R. Whidden, J. Neville, J. McDonald, G. 
Mulrenin, E. Salamandra, J. Lukens. 



Front Row, left to right— T. Bartlett, N. Hubbard, R. Taylor, R. Aldrich, M. Munson. 

Second Row, left to right— R. Sparks, C. Ash, W. Lavoie, M. Kandianis, C. Nelson, R. Jones, 
E. Gillespie. 





Front Row, left to right— R. Corfield, L. Riedl, J. Turnbull, J. Morris, B. Merriam, M. 
Morvant, Brown. 

Second Row, left to right — A. Di Gregorio, B. Harris, J. O'Gorman, J. Teehan, E. Reilly, 
A. Malinoski. 

Third Row, left to right— S. Waskiewicz, R. Taft, J. Messier, H. Davis, H. Adams. 

Fourth Row, left to right— H. Harris, B. Leach T. Smyth, H. Ball, E. Siegal, S. Lotto, 
G. Pellettiere. 



Front Row, left to right— R. Berry, F. Morse, H. Esselen, M. Benben, J. Hibbard. 
Second Row — A. Kumins, R. Mayberry, W. Ogden, J. Donovan. 



Front Row, left to right — Graham, C. Bleumer, D. Eger, E. Berkeley, J. Gagnon, A. Stone, 
D. Jackson. 

Second Row, left to right — F. Howard, H. Adriance, A. Ormo, W. Armitage, J. Patten, 
F. Reed, J. Takala, W. Hurlbert, E. True, R. Boone. 

Back Row, left to right — P. Ankevitz, E. Harney, R. Macklin, J. McNamara. 



Front Row, left to right— J. Everett, J. Kelso, C. Bein, V. Sullivan, M. Davis, W. Deady, 
D. Henderson, R. Shaw. 

Second Row, left to right — W. Fenton, D. Williams, T. Lindgren, W. Conant, B. Bearse, 
C. Stillman, H. Winter, F. Wright, A. Berry, M. Kohn, S. Morse, C. Mandell. 

Third Row, left to right — J. Goodale, P. DeRusha, R. Abbott, E. Harrington, C. Perednia, 
J. Doherty, R. Potter, L. Brock. 



Front Row, left to right — W. Pease, J. Crane, R. Gamache, A. Pollock, R. Dickie, B. 
Goodwin, C. Oppenheimer, W. Peck, C. Frissell. 

Second Row, left to right— P. Keyes, C. Carbary, H. Tokas, M. Theall, T. Sullivan, 
C. Szafir. 

Rear Row, left to right — S. Kosakowski, E. Raynes, A. Cembalisty, J. Hanson, D. Leonard, 
R. Benson. 



Front Row, left to right— A. Mitchell, J. Plotczyk, E. Gieringer, C. Olds, Whelan. 
Second Row, left to right — J. Brewster, D. Treadway, F. Whitman. 


Front Row, left to right — W. Smith, R. Worcester, R. Kalacznik, R. Doe. 
Back Row, left to right — W. Ballentine, F. Sargent, W. Lambert. 



Left to right— J. Teevan, W. Bemis, W. Phillips, E. Wilson, J. Eadie. 


Front Row, left to right — L. Clarke, D. Perham, B. Turnquist, Brown, L. Tierney. 
Back Row, left to right— D. Taft, T. Bassett, Davis, S. Howard. 



Left to right — C. Russo, N. Bickford, N. Lawton, E. Spear, J. Clancy, L. Woodfall. 


The freshman poultry majors left our ranks for their placement training 
en March 5th. We send with them our best wishes for a summer rich in ex- 
perience and educational value and regret that a picture was not obtained 
before their early departure. 

The following are members of this group :- 

James Blackwood 
George Browning 
Melvin Cleveland 
John Crudden 
William DeWitt 
Robert Fairbanks 

Philip Foster 
Ethel Gaudette 
Kenneth Graham 
Edward Hamelin 
Ralph Himmelreich 

Anthony LaRose 
David Molinari 
Donald McFernon 
Frank Rogers 
Frank Shiverick 
Carl Sprague 



Left to right — G. Ferris, R. Potter, G. Thornton, J. Alexakos, A. Thompson, F. Guyott. 


Left to right — W. Patton, E. Konieczny, E. Jarkko, W. Spear, R. Sargent. 



Left to right— W. Fitzpatrick, P. Houle, C. Pickard, J. McDonough, N. Wilkinson, W. 
Mackie, J. Fuller, G. Woods. 


Left to right — C. Winslow, A. Jackowski, D. Peterson, R. Clement, W. Kulish, E. Johnson, 
E. Maynard, C. Coates. 



A Freshman Believes: 

that the freshman year 
is hard work 

that all professors are 
wise men 

that all beautiful girls 
must be dumb 

that the class grind is 
a queer duck 
that the campus cop is 
here to uphold the law 

that when with a lady, 
one must be a gentle- 
man at all times 

that a week-end is too 
short for recreation and 
too long for study 
that one should not say 
good-night to a blonde 
until mid-night 

that a pawnshop is a 
store where there are 
three balls over the 

that Susie is the name 
of the sweetest girl in 
the world, and she's 
waiting for him back 

that clothes are unim- 

that there is more real 
education in a bull ses- 
sion than in the class- 

that Father is one of 
two parents 

that hazing is an unnec- 
essary and stupid tra- 

that Grandonicos should 
not be visited during 

that you can fool some 
of the Profs all of the 

(read left to right) 

A Placement Student 

that placement is hard 

that professors make 
human mistakes 
that all dumb girls are 
not beautiful 

that the class grind is 
almost human 
that Tom is the name of 
the campus cop 

that when with a lady, 
one must be a very gen- 
tlemanly gentleman at 
all times 

that a week-end runs 
into money 

that one should not say 
good-night to a blonde 
until 2 A. M. 

that a pawnshop is a 
temporary guardian of 
his watch, overcoat and 

that Susie is the name 
of a girl back home who 
is waiting for him 

that clothes make the 

that there is more real 
education in a bull ses- 
sion than in the class- 

that Father is one of 
two parents and signs 

that hazing wasn't so 
bad after all 

that Grandies should 
not have been visited 

that you can fool all of 
the Profs some of the 

A Senior Believes: 

that the first hundred 
years are the hardest 

that professor make in- 
human mistakes 
that a very small per- 
centage of the Stock- 
bridge students are 
girls anyway 
that the class grind is 
a friend indeed 
that there are a great 
many names which 
would be more appro- 
priate for the campus 

that when with a lady, 
one must be a man 

that a week - end is 
darned expensive . . . 
but worth it 
that one should not say 
good-night to a blonde 

that a pawnshop is his 
personal storage ware- 

that Susie is the name 
of a girl 

that clothes make the 

that there is more real 
education in a bull ses- 
sion than in the class- 

that Father dislikes 
signing checks 

that hazing is an abso- 
lutely necessary part of 
college life 

that Grandies is a place 
where they sell very 
good beer 

that you can't fool all 
of the Profs all of the 



Early prospects for the 1938 season did not look promising to our coach, 
"Red" Ball. "Red", who has been at the helm of Stockbridge football for 
13 years, was not to be discouraged. With the aid of several assistants, plus 
hard work by the squad, a fighting team resulted. 

The team's record of 1 win, 2 ties, 4 losses, was not a true indicator of 
their real fighting spirit. While they won only 1 game, this spirit which they 
showed throughout the season was commendable. 

A fine rivalry, promising to be traditional, has been established between 
Deerfield Academy and Stockbridge. This year's contest ended in a 14-14 tie. 
May this rivalry always stand for the best in sportsmanship and clean playing. 


Stockbridge 7 Vermont Academy 7 

Stockbridge Green Mountain Junior College 6 

Stockbridge 7 Williston 2 

Stockbridge National Farm School 6 

Stockbridge 7 Pittsfield 13 

Stockbridge 6 Hyannis State Teachers College 14 

Stockbridge 14 Deerfield Academy 14 

The Following Men Received Letters 
SENIORS — Captain Proctor Houle, Richard Sparks, Norman Lawton, 
Vincent Sullivan, Oscar Bodwell, Raymond Taylor, Casper Perednia, Charles 
Mandell, James McDonough, Charles Russo, Manager Benning Wentworth. 

FRESHMEN— Captain-elect Bernard Chartier, Melvin Cleveland, Stephen 
Kosakowski, Edward Konieczny, Arthur Frappier, Richard Corfield, Edward 
Johnson, Robert Gamache. 



Front Row, left to right— Coach Ball, C. Perednia, C. Mandell, R. Sparks, Captain P. Houle, 
N. Lawton, V. Sullivan, O. Bodwell, Manager B. Wentworth. 

Second Row — Assistant Coach B. Lang, R. Gamache, B. Chartier, J. Turnbull, J. McDonald, 
S. Kosakowski, M. Cleveland, Assistant Manager L. Tierney. 

Third Row — Assistant Coach Tuttle, R. Taylor, E. Johnson, R. Corfield, A. Frappier, 
E. Konieczny, D. Bingham, C. Russo. 

Fourth Row — Director Verbeck, J. McDonough, W. Lavoie, E. Reilly, F. Corbett, H. 
Hasenjager, F. Howard, W. Lambert, Curry Hicks, Head of the Physical Education 

Fifth Row— R. Taylor, J. Teehan, C. Sprague, G. Newton, A. Malinoski, E. True. 



The 1938 Cross Country season opened with only one letterman in the 
lineup which included four seniors and five freshmen. After a few weeks 
of strenuous work, prospects for a good season looked promising. After time 
trials, two seniors and five freshmen were chosen as a prospective team. 

The squad was well balanced in scoring power and showed up well 
throughout the short season. Their record was three wins and one loss, this 
being to Gardner High, who remained undefeated throughout the remainder 
of their season. 

THE SCORES— (Low score wins) 

October 21, 1938— Dual Meet with Cushing Academy at M. S. C— 
Stockbridge 24 

Cushing 31 

October 26, 1938— Dual Meet with Springfield College Freshmen 
at Springfield — 

Stockbridge 25 

Springfield 32 

November 2, 1938 — Dual Meet with Gardner High School at Gardner — 
Stockbridge 29 

Gardner 26 

November 5, 1938 — Dual Meet with West Springfield Agriculture 

High School at West Springfield — 
Stockbridge 18 

West Springfield 37 

The Following Men Received Letters 

SENIORS— Captain Weikko Mackie, Malcolm Clark, Michael Kandianis, 
Norman Bickford. 

FRESHMEN — Captain-elect Karl DeVine, Charles Chunglo, George 
Hibbard, William Spear, Orman Glazier. 

The Following Men Received Numerals 
FRESHMEN— Alan Pollock, Percy Brown. 



Front Row, left to right — Charles Chunglo, Norman Bickford, Captain Weikko Mackie, 
William Spear, Percy Brown. 

Second Row — John Kelso, Manager, Orman Glazier, George Hibbard, Michael Kandianis, 
Coach Derby. 

Captain-elect Andrew DeVine and Malcolm Clark were absent when the picture was taken. 



1. 8-3-9-2, H-h-hell-o 

2. Just Studying 

3. One down, Two to go 

4. Midnight Oil 

5. Happy! 

6. When The Circus Comes 
To Town 

7. Snipe hunting 

8. Junior 

9. The Expert 
10. Henfruit 

W. P. A. (We Putter 

Look at the Ears 
First there came a cow- 

Mary had a little lamb 

15. Mr. Chairman 

16. "D-D-D-Don't f-f-f-fall 

17. Pond Party victim 

18. Cowpunchers 

19. Booked— (see 23) 

20. Spring fever 

21. Stosag??? 

22. Mr. Grayson 

23. Ah! Wilderness 

24. In My Reverie 




1. I've got a "drag". 

2. Concentration Babe — ? 

3. — of College Pond 

4. Two Fingers 

5. We Made '17 

6. Jus' S'posin' 

7. Away from studies 

8. Diagnosis 

9. Cutting Up 

10. N. R. A. (No Roosting 

11. Back Home?? 

12. "Sparkie" 

13. Hi-Ho Silver! 

14. "Mac" 





Each year it is customary for the Student Council to give a dance to 
the student body. This year it was in the form of a Poverty Dance. Music 
was supplied by the Esquires. This affair proved a successful one, thanks 
to toastmaster, Gene Gieringer. 

Stephen Morse 
Richard Sparks 
Norman Hubbard 

Gene Gieringer, Chairman 
Mary Benben 
Roland Aldrich 

Proctor Houle 
Sam Howard 
Louis Riedl 


This is a dance given each year by the Senior Class to welcome the 
Freshmen. The Class of '39 may thank Helen Esselen and Charles Mandell 
for the success with which this affair was run. A large percentage of the 
school danced to the music of the Lord Jeff Jesters. This should be one of 
the memorable events in the history of our class. 


Charles Mandell and Helen Esselen, Co-Chairmen 

Howard Winter 

Richard Sparks 

Robert Abbott 

Michael Kandianis 

Stephen Morse 

Robert Berry 

James McDonough 
Arthur Berry 
John Hibbard 


This is the dance given by the Freshmen to the Seniors. Mr. Louis Riedl 
proved to be a very capable chairman and with the assistance of a hard- 
working committee, the event was truly a big success. Refreshments con- 
sisted of tasty cookies, ice cream and popcorn. Square and round dancing 
filled in the evening. 

James Turnbull 

Louis Riedl, Chairman 
Joseph O. Gorman 

Sam Howard 


1. Shear enuff! 

2. Gently down the stream 

3. Battling 

3. Bottling 

4. Hi-"Vic" 

5. No Fishing Allowed! 

6. Splittin' 

7. Hold that line 

8. Two to one, it's a tree 

9. Cradle snatcher 
10. Usual Mode of Travel 

! 11. Two more (No. 9) 


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In 1918, an administration office was founded for the two-year course 
in Practical Agriculture, as a separate unit from the four-year course. The 
first office occupied by the Short Course Administration Department, was 
located in South College at the head of the Historical winding stairs, facing 
the south side of our campus. 

In 1920, because of the large enlistment of ex-service men, a new and 
larger office was obtained. This new office consisted of a room with a 
desk and two beds. Here the Short Course administered its duties under 
the directorship of Mr. John Phelan. In 1924, however, President Butterfield 
and Mr. Phelan resigned their positions to become President and Dean, 
respectively, at Michigan State College. 

At the request of Acting-President Edward M. Lewis, Mr. Roland H. 
Verbeck was asked to take charge of the Short Course Administration 
Department. Director Verbeck moved into a more spacious office at the 
same location in September, 1924. 

This office remained the permanent headquarters for the Short Course 
Department until 1938, when a Works Progress Administration Project was 
started to renovate all of South College. At this time, the Short Course office 
was temporarily transferred to North College at the head of the front stairs 
on the second floor facing the East. 

When the W. P. A. Project was completed in February, 1939, the Short 
Course Office moved into a large new permanent office in the northeast 
corner of South College. The windows face the college pond and the 
entrance is directly opposite the Dean's Office on the first floor. This 
brings the four-year course and the two-year course administration of the 
State College, under the same roof in the new permanent offices of old 
South College. 






Alpha Tau Gamma has again witnessed a very successful year during 
the 1938-1939 school term. The highlight of the winter season was the 
annual Formal Dinner Dance, held at the Lord Jeffery Inn on February 
25, 1939. 

This year is also the twentieth anniversary of the fraternity. To cele- 
brate this event, the spring season will be climaxed with a large reunion, 
bringing together many old friends and former A. T. G. members for a 
gala time. 

Much credit for our success is due to our beloved faculty advisor, 
Professor Rollin H. Barrett, who will always be remembered for his helpful 
guidance and warm friendship. 


President Raymond P. Houle Treasurer Alfred E. Norton 

Vice-President Arthur Berry Sergeant-at-arms Richard M. Sparks 

Secretary Stephen K. Morse Historian Norman Hubbard 

House Manager Richard S. Mayberry 


President Lawrence Tierney Treasurer Richard Corfield 

Vice-President Ronald Boone Sergeant-at-arms Edward Johnson 

Secretary Harold Davis Historian Samuel Howard 

House Manager Frank Howard 

Charles E. Bien, Jr. 
Arthur W. Berry 
John Eadie, Jr. 
Raymond P. Houle 
Norman Hubbard 
Richard S. Mayberry 

Donald E. Bingham 
Harold F. Davis 
Ronald M. Boone 
Everett Maynard 
Frank Howard 
John H. O'Hearn 

James J. McDonough 
Stephen K. Morse 
Alfred E. Norton 
William P. Ogden 
Raymond E. Taylor 
Leonard K. Treat 


Edward F. Johnson 
Samuel Howard 
Lawrence L. Tierney 
Roland F. Taylor 
Richard L. Corfield 

Benning L. Wentworth, Jr. 
Lawrence C. Woodfall 
Alfred N. Thompson 
Richard M. Sparks 
William P. Conant 
Michael W. Kandianis 

Bernard Chartier 
Karl DeVine 
James W. Turnbull 
Louis H. Riedl 
David Perham 
Joseph Hansom 







The year 1938-1939 saw the Kolony Klub with a larger membership, 
more activities, and brighter prospects for the future. On the eleventh of 
October, an open house or "smoker" was held at which there were many 
freshmen who had queries concerning the advantages of K. K. 

As the year progressed, we entered many activities on campus, and 
in our fraternity house. Many new men joined our ranks, making the 
membership unified in thought and spirit. 

In. March, before the freshmen left for placement, we had our annual 
farewell banquet at the Lord Jeffery Inn, with about seventy in attendance. 

We extend the ensuing generations of Kolony Klub men our best wishes 
and feel sure they will continue successfully under the keen leadership and 
kindly guidance of Mr. Donald Ross, our club advisor. 


President Robert O. Abbott House Reporter Edward Harrington 

Vice-President Richard Gordon House Historian James Doherty 

Secretary Harold Briesmaster House Marshal Raymond Potter 

Treasurer David Treadway House Manager John Hibbard 

George Ferris 
Donald Williams 



William Whalen 
Douglas Henderson 

President Robert Macklin 

Vice-President Timothy Sullivan 

Secretary Edward Harney 

Treasurer Joe Crane 


Joe O'Gorman 
Russell Worcester 
Warren Davis 

Daniel Taft 

Carl Oppenheimer 

Bruce Goodwin 








The Animal Husbandry Club, consisting of both two-year and four-year 
men had a membership of thirty-six this season. This club, which is one 
of the oldest of its kind on campus, has enjoyed a successful year. Outside 
speakers, pictures, and the Fitting and Showing Contest were a major part 
of the season's program. 

The purpose of the Animal Husbandry Club is to obtain additional 
knowledge which may be of interest and of help to its members. Also to 
acquaint them with former students and successful men already in this 
field. Membership in the club helps students prepare for facing problems 
similar to those which will confront them after graduation. 

Speakers for this year included Professor Rusk of the University of 
Missouri; Vernon Mudgett of Sterling, a Guernsey breeder and former Mass. 
State student; and Louis Watt of Belchertown, a former Stockbridge student. 
Also included on the program were films which illustrated many helpful 


President Everett Roberts Treasurer Sumner Carlson 

Secretary Andrew Warner Contest Manager Evi Sholy 


President Burton Gregg Treasurer Paul Vinson 

Secretary Karl DeVine Contest Manager Chester Putney 





The "Bat" Club was organized in the fall of 1937 at Mrs. Webb's House, 
Colony Court, as an eating club similar to those at Princeton University. 
The purpose of the organization is to provide entertainment for its members 
and to promote congeniality. 

The 1937-1938 season saw considerable activity take place. During 
the fall, several evenings were taken up by singing fests led by Jack Fuller 
and his banjo. Later, two trips were made to Holyoke to go roller skating. 
Before the Christmas vacation a party, following a roast chicken dinner, was 
held at which Director Verbeck was guest of honor. 

During the second semester, because of the pressure of long assign- 
ments and studying for exams, full evening's entertainments were discarded 
in favor of several strawberry shortcake suppers. The second semester 
closed with a farewell party for the freshmen who were leaving for place- 
ment training. Director Verbeck was again our guest. Following supper 
an enjoyable evening was taken up with card games and a scavenger hunt. 
The party closed with refreshments at midnight. 

This year more organization was worked into the club with the adoption 
of regular bi-monthly meetings and the choosing of permanent officers for 
the season. The officers were as follows: President, Norman Wilkinson, 
S'39; Secretary-Treasurer, Walt Ross, M. S. C, '41; Official Rounder-Upper, 
"Spike" Bemis, S'39. 

This year's activities were fewer in number than 1938, but greater care 
was taken in planning, with the result that they were very successful. The 
first semester included several trips to "The Gables" for roller skating parties. 
A Christmas party was again held this year, with Jack and Bill Fuller 
supplying the music for singing. February 25, 1939, our big event of the 
year occurred. It was an informal dance held in the Memorial Building 
following the Boston University-Mass. State Basketball game. Music was 
furnished by many of the leading orchestras of the country, through the 
courtesy of Victor records. The chaperons were Prof, and Mrs. Harry Rich 
and Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Parmenter. The "Bat" dance with its spooky 
decorations went off very smoothly and was enjoyed by all present. This 
dance constituted our last club entertainment for the year. 

Plans are now being drawn up to make the "Bat" Club a unique group 
on campus. Since its membership is open to Stockbridge and State alike 
we hope it will be another aid in promoting better understanding among 
the members who follow us. 



The Dairy Club has witnessed a very active year proving both enjoyable 
and educational. The numerous meetings were well attended, and various 
prominent dairymen throughout New England were secured for speakers. 
Among them were: Mr. M. J. McNamara, Manager of the R. G. Miller and 
Sons, Inc., of Hartford, Connecticut; and Mr. Al Smith of the United Dairy 
of Springfield. 

The club consists of Massachusetts State College and Stockbridge 
students, and the present Stockbridge man in office is Vice-President, Roland 
Aldrich. All Dairy Majors are automatically members of this club. 


Richard Sparks Cornelius Ash 

Robert Jones Theodore Bartlett 

Norman Hubbard Charles Nelson 

Raymond Taylor Myron Munson 

Roland Aldrich Earl Gillespie 

Michael Kandianis William Lavoie 


Harold Adams 
Hugh Ball 
Robert Brown 
John Burke 
William Cliggott 
Richard Corfield 
Harold Davis 
Albert Di Gregorio 
Orman Glazier 
Burton Harris 
Herbert Harris 
Bradford Leach 
Samuel Lotto 
Adolph Malinoski 
Walter Marshall 

Bion Merriam 
Jack Messier 
John Morris 
Michael Morvant 
Joseph O'Gorman 
George Pellettiere 
Eugene Reilly 
Louis Riedl 
Edward Siegal 
Thomas Smyth 
Richard Taft 
James Teehan 
James Turnbull 
Stanley Waskievicz 





"Pandocios" is Greek for innkeeper or host, which young men learning 
stewarding hope to become some day. This society was founded in October, 
1937, and has been very active ever since. The main object was tc give 
every member a chance to express his ideas on hotel work. There was 
also an earnest desire to meet and talk with as many hotel men as possible. 
Pandocios meetings had many extremely interesting round table discussions. 
Quite a little was done toward publicizing the hotel course by writing articles 
for the hotel weeklies, such as "Hotel and Restaurant News" and "Hotel 
World Review". Both this year and last a booth was maintained at the 
Annual Recreation Conference. 

Hotel Management has brought some fine speakers to the campus. Some 
cf these men are: L. G. Treadway, Managing Director of Treadway Inns 
and father of the course; Andrew Vitali, head of the Mount Holyoke College 
Commissary and its steward; George R. Jones, Manager of Lord Jeff and 
President of New England Greeters Association; Paul Mack-Hale, President 
of Massachusetts Restaurant Association; and many others. 

On trips some very useful "visual" education was obtained. Hotels 
inspected included the Highland Hotel in Springfield, where we were ten- 
dered an unusual luncheon; the Northfield Hotel at East Northfield, where 
we saw movies of the hotel and had tea, and the Lord Jeffery Hotel, where 
we have held many meetings. For the past two years the class has made 
an annual trip to the New York City National Hotel Exposition. This year 
the seniors also included a trip to Boston for the Fifteenth Annual Hotel 
Exposition of New England. 

Remembering that this is the first course of its kind to be taught in this 
country, we sincerely believe that it will prosper and grow with the years. 
The eight hotel seniors all join in thanking Mr. G. L. Treadway of Williams- 
town for his fine cooperation and support. 


President David F. Treadway 

Secretary Edward B. Newton 

Corresponding Secretary Eugen P. Gieringer 

Treasurer John A. Plotczyk 

Librarian Francis C. Whitman 


President David F. Treadway 

Vice-President Robert Doe 

Secretary Eugen P. Gieringer 

Treasurer William F. Whelan 

Librarian Paul A. Kalazinik 

President-elect William C. Lambert 



The Stockbridge Horticulture Club is now in its third year and well 
established. Meetings this year were held on Thursday evenings about 
once a month. 

Interesting talks were given on the following subjects: "Underground 
Horticulture", Dr. Van Meter; "Placement Training", Douglas Henderson 
and Ted Lindgren; "Floral Arrangement for the House", Mr. Ross; "Tree 
Surgery", Mr. Bagg. 

James Jenkins and Rolf Heitmann, of the Class of '38 and founders of 
the Club, were present at the February meeting to give interesting talks 
on what they are now doing. 

The Club's faculty advisors are Professor L. Blundell and Mr. E. J. 


President Casper Perednia Secretary.... 

Vice-President Douglas Henderson Treasurer... 

..C. Edward Stillman 
Howard W. Winter 

Helen Esselen 
Mary Benben 
Russell S. Shaw 
Charles F. Mandell 
Florence Morse 

James H. Doherty 
Cecil Goodwin 
W. Weston Fenton 
Morris L. Kohn 

Edward N. Harrington 
Donald K. Williams 
John H. Kelso 
John P. Goodale 
Raymond Potter 


President Steve Kousakoski 

Vice-President Charles E. Frissell 

Secretary Rebecca Dickie 

Treasurer Al Cembolisty 

Thomas Ryan 
Frank Howard 

James Patten 

Paul M. Ankevitz 
Richard Benson 





The Massachusetts State Outing Club, one of the most popular campus 
organizations, provides week-end adventure and an opportunity for the class 
room cramped student to get out of doors and hike over miles of mountain 
trail, to laugh, sing, and toast apples and marshamallows around evening 
campfires. On hikes with the Outing Club one meets new people and makes 
new friends in a gay, comradely way. It is the friendships formed that prove 
the most enduring part of the Outing Club's activities. 

On the first Tuesday of every month the Outing Clubber finds himself 
in Farley Club House listening to interesting speakers talk on hiking, scenic 
photography, nature study, Indian lore, or any of the other activities that 
become hobbies or careers to those who love the out-of-doors. The Outing 
Club has the distinction of being one organization on campus that is ex- 
clusively managed of, for, and by the students. The faculty are present 
only on invitation. The members attend to all business and managing of 
the club affairs. 

Every Sunday, while the brilliant Fall weather lasts, and after Spring 
has come, the Club goes for a long hike to Greylock, Monadnock, Haystack, 
or many times for a lazy jaunt to a nice camp site such as Sky Pastures or 
Mount Warner. They enjoy supper and songs around a crackling campfire 
while the crickets join in the chorus, and the stars circle overhead. 

During the winter the newly organized ski division of the Outing Club 
is in its glory. Skiing competition, trials and trips occupy the skiers free 
time. Mount Pleasant and Prexie's Hill are worn smooth by the amateurs 
while the more accomplished try the thrilling Thunderbolt Trail of Mount 
Greylock. The hills resound to their shouts as they fly and sometimes 
flop down the steep turns and the fast straightaways. 

Increasingly popular with all of the Outing Clubs concerned are the 
"Four College Hikes", in which Mount Holyoke, Smith, Amherst and State 
all join. In the Fall, when the leaves have turned to flame and the valley 
mist is smoke blue, the four colleges join in a hike up and over the Holyoke 
Range, ending at the Mount Holyoke Outing Club's cabin, where Holyoke 
is hostess for the occasion. In Winter the four colleges ski together and 
exchange songs on the long bus rides to and from the favorite mountains. 
On these rides everyone has an opportunity to widen their circle of acquaint- 
ances and renew old inter-collegiate friendships. 

Another type of outing which is well liked on our bicycle-minded campus, 
is the bike-hike. The bi-annual trip to Northfield Youth Hostel, in which 
organization the Outing Club keeps a group membership, is an event to look 
forward to. This is often made a four-college affair also, as we pedal the 
long hills with our neighbor collegians and dance to the European and 
American folk dances that the hostel groups teach their never-weary guests. 

This year the Outing Club tried a new innovation, a genuine Barn 
Dance. Johnnie Astory, the caller, had some bad moments when he learned 
that two-thirds of the group present had never done a square dance in their 
lives. But he came onto the floor and soon had everyone "swinging" and 
"ducking" like true ruralites. The Club decided to make the Barn Dance 
another annual event. 

To the hiker, biker and the skier, the memory of days in the open 
with merry, congenial Outing Club friends will become, in time, one of the 
most pleasant memories his college career has given him. 



The Massachusetts State College Poultry Club has rounded out one of 
its most successful seasons. Under the guidance of Mr. John H. Vondell, 
a number of interesting speakers were obtained. 

At the first meeting on November 22, 1938, Dr. Parkhurst, a former 
director of the National Poultry Institute in England; but now the new head 
of the Massachusetts State College Poultry Department, spoke on the raising 
of Poultry in England. He also showed some very interesting slides on the 
management practices in England. 

The second meeting was held December 14, 1938, with Extension Pro- 
fessor of Massachusetts State College, G. T. Klien, who spoke on Poultry 
Organizations in this state, and how they function. An interesting motion 
picture on duck raising in Massachusetts was shown. 

At the third meeting on January 10, 1939, Mr. Healy of Shelburne Falls 
spoke on the cage method of poultry raising versus the floor method. 

On January 24, Mr. Hannaford from Connecticut and representing Wirth- 
more Feed Company, spoke on the reorganization of poultry farms to secure 
greater profits. He illustrated his talk with charts. 

At the meeting of February 13, Mr. Sanford, District Manager of Allied 
Mills in Springfield, Massachusetts, spoke on "Making Good on the Job." 

The last meeting on February 23, initiated a new event in the club's 
history. It was a banquet held at the Mt. Pleasant Inn. Mr. Gilcreast, 
Manager of the Derry Egg Auction in New Hampshire, was the main speaker 
for the evening. His subject was "The Egg Auction in New Hampshire". 
Mr. H. Elk, an alumnus of Stockbridge, and assistant of Mr. Gilcreast's ac- 
companied him. 

Other speakers on the program were from the Poultry Department, 
Stockbridge students and Alumni. In behalf of the club, Mr. Vondell was 
presented with a desk set. The members of the faculty in the Poultry Depart- 
ment were there with their wives. Mr. Larry Bearse S'38 and Mr. Brown of 
the Winter Course '39 also attended with guests. 


President Charles J. Russo, S'39 Vice-President Ethel Gaudette, S'40 

Secretary-Treasurer George Yale, M. S. C, '42 





Mr. Eugen Pierre Karl Lucien Gieringer, our versatile Class President, 
took special pride and joy in a huge cake, which he exhibited in collaboration 
with his fellow hotel students, to show their skill in fancy baking. 

Now it seems, fellow students, that said cake was an attractive part of 
the hotel display during the Recreation Conference. Its multiple layers of 
frosted deliciousness and fancy trimmings towered above the mere adver- 
tisements calling attention to New England's splendid hotel service. Atop 
this magnificent cake was a beautiful sugar statue of a lady with admirable 
curves. Many people paused to gaze longingly at this beautiful cake and 
many were seen to blush at the immodesty of the crowning figure. 

Now someone must have had designs upon this work of art, for low and 
behold it was found among the missing as the show came to a close after a 
busy final day. Who could have wanted to taste this delicious cake? The 
hotel boys were up in arms, their mascot had been stolen. Mr. Gieringer 
could do nothing but wring his hands in despair. 

Days passed. No clues to the "cake eaters" were uncovered, but Mr. 
G. began studying mental telepathy and black magic. He'd learn who com- 
mitted the felony if he had to read all the minds at M. S. C. 

Evidently the thieves learned of his growing skill at accomplishing the 
impossible. They began to worry. Suppose they were apprehended? Mr. G. 
had acquired some able assistants including a detective. The culprits saw a 
way out. 

Waiting until the magician left his humble abode on a certain evening, 
they slipped silently and warily into his rooms to return the incriminating 
evidence. Upon return from his visit to a mysterious destination, Mr. Eugen 
Pierre Karl Lucien Geiringer was overjoyed to find his beloved cake reposing 
undamaged, tho slightly soiled, among the trophies atop the fraternity piano. 

Who could have done it? Did they want the little statue or a piece of 
(he frosted cake? Whoever they were, their pleasure in the purloined exhibit 
was doomed to disappointment. The deceiving looking cake was of card- 
board and wood and the statue of questionable character was "too hot" for 
the thieves to keep. A crack Stockbridge detective was on the trail and black 
magic had frightened the thieves. The cake was returned, but the mystery 
surrounding its disappearance and return may go down among the unsolved 
crimes in the history of Stockbridge. 


Editor's note: The above article was left mysteriously upon the Editor's desk, evidently by 
the culprits. 



With the return of only one letterman and minus the Captain-elect, pros- 
pects for a good basketball season were not too good. 

Many quintets of well-known ability such as: Bay Path, Deerfleld Academy 
and Cushing Academy appeared on the schedule, and a good record could 
only have been attained by "flooring" a great team. Perhaps this year's team 
wasn't exceptional, but a great deal of credit is due those men who repre- 
sented Stockbridge. 

The outlook for next year is brighter with four members of the varsity 
squad returning to school in the fall. The record of seven games won against 
five defeats proves this fact. With more experience as a unit, we're boosting 
next year's team to be the best in Stockbridge's history. 




Palmer High 




Monson Academy 




Williston Academy 




Deerfield Academy 




Ludlow High 




St. Michael's High 




Vermont Academy 




Kimball Union 




Suffield Academy 




Bay Path 








Essex Aggie 




The Following Men Received Letters 

SENIORS— Captain F. Guyott and Manager C. Woodfall. 

FRESHMEN — Captain-elect Waskiewicz, R. Corfield, C. 
M. Cleveland. 




Front Row, left to right — Edward Konieczny, Richard Corfield, Captain Fred Guyott, 
Charles Szafir, Captain-elect Stanley Waskiewicz. 

Second Row, left to right — Curry Hicks, Head of Physical Education Department, Benning 
Wentworth, Allen Hugleman, Willard Patton, Manager Lawrence Woodfa'l, Coach 



With only three meets scheduled, a very small but enthusiastic track 
squad tried its utmost to make good. Despite a lack of sufficient student 
support the team did well. Although they did not win any meets, they always 
placed high enough to be considered formidable opponents by teams fighting 
it out for first place. 

May next season bring out a more truly representative team with the 
power which Stockbridge is capable of putting on the track. 

January 17, 18, 19, 1939— Interclass Meet at M. S. C— 
Sophomores (State) 56V2 

Freshmen (State) 47 

Stockbridge 23 

February 16, 1939— Triangular Meet at M. S. C— 

Wilbraham Academy 55-5/6 

State Freshmen 29-5/6 

Stockbridge 16-1/3 

February 22, 1939— Triangular Meet at M. S. C— 
State Freshmen 42 

Williston Academy 36y2 

Stockbridge 30 Vz 

The Following Men Received Letters 

SENIORS— F. Tripp, Manager J. Kelso. 

FRESHMEN — Captain-elect K. DeVine, E. Holland, P. Lukens, R. 

The Following Received Numerals 
FRESHMEN— F. Howard, A. Ormo, M. Theall. 



Front Row, left to right — Orman Glazier, Robert Gamache, Captain Weikko Mackie, Arthur 
Ormo, Philip Lukens. 

Second Row, left to right — Coach Derby, Milton Theall, Captain-elect Karl DeVine, Alex- 
ander Tripp, Manager John Kelso. Edward Holland was absent when picture was 



With unfavorable weather prevailing, the hockey season got off to a late 
start. Having to practice when weather permitted, and sometimes under the 
lights, the squad did well under their new coach "Ben" Lang. 

Two of the games had to be called off due to poor ice. But, of the re- 
maining games played, Stockbridge won two, tied one, and lost one. 

With such a short schedule the season was considered a very successful 


January 14, 1939 — Greenfield High at Greenfield — 
Stockbridge 2 

Greenfield 1 

January 18, 1939 — Kimball Union at Meriden — 
Stockbridge 1 

Kimball Union 

January 21, 1939— Vermont Academy at M. S. C— 

Vermont Academy 7 

January 25, 1939 — Greenfield High at Greenfield — 
Stockbridge 2 

Greenfield 2 

The Following Men Received Letters 

SENIORS— Captain J. Donovan, C. Bien, T. Bartlett, W. J. Everett, 
P. Houle, R. Potter, Manager R. Sparks, L. Treat. 

FRESHMEN— Captain-elect B. Leach, J. Turnbull, J. Burke. S. Hosmer. 



First Row, left to right — Donald Williams, Raymond Potter, Samuel Hosmer, Theodore 
Bartlett, Raymond Houle. 

Second Row, left to right — Coach Lang, Leonard Treat, James Turnbull, Captain-elect 
Bradford Leach, Assistant Manager Harold Davis. 

Captain John Donovan, Charles Bien, Wallace Everett and John Burke were absent when 
picture was taken. 




A Little Kiss At Twilight - - - - C. Woodfall 

All Ashore ______ Art Berry 

Blame it on My Last Affair - - - - Al Thompson 

Grandma Said - - Leon Brock 

Hooray for Spinach - "Powerhouse" McDonough 

Imagine My Surprise ----- R a y Taylor 

I Ups to Her and She Ups to Me - Dick Sparks 

I'm Happy About the Whole Thing - - Proc Houle 

Love is Where You Find It - - - - George Ferris 

Monday Morning - - - - - Norm Hubbard 

There's a Far Away Look In Your Eyes - Jim Teevan 

Terribly Attractive - Roland Aldrich 

We've Come a Long Way Together - - Ogden and Mary Benben 

You're As Pretty As A Picture - Casper Perednia 

You're A Natural - Jim Everett 

Crazy Over Horses ----- Oscar Bodwell 

Afraid of Love ------ Richard Smith 

At a Little Country Tavern - - - "Tiny" Gordon 

Angels With Dirty Faces - Pushee, Tague and Dempsey 

Billy Boy - - - Wm. Fitzpatrick 

Deep In A Dream ----- Malcolm Clark 

Ferdinand The Bull ----- Ted Lindgren 

Gotta Get Some Shut-Eye - Fred Gulotte 

Hold Tight ------- Al Kumins 

Hi-Yo Silver ------ Morris Kohn 

Havin' Myself A Time - Bob Abbott 

Heart and Soul ------ Charles Mandell 

Hurry Home - - - Donovan 

In A Good Old New York Town - - Al Conklin 

I Must See Annie To-Night - Spike Bemis 

I Won't Tell A Soul ----- John "Scoop" Kelso 

I Married An Angel ----- Jack Fuller 

I Want to Go Home - Donald Adams 

I'll Get Along Somehow - - - - Doug Henderson 

Jeepers Creepers - Wm. "Prof" Conant 

Just A Kid Named Joe - Guy Thornton 

Little Lad ------- Bill Phillips 

Music, Maestro, Please - John Goodale 

Midnight On the Trail - John Eadie 

Mad About The Boy ----- Helen Esselen 

Oh! How I Hate To Get Up In The Morning Dennison 

Poor Pinochio's Nose - Charles Russo 

Rhythm King ------ Gammy Davis 

Stop Beating Around the Mulberry Bush - Dick Mayberry 

Three Little Maids ----- Stockbridge Co-eds 

The Greeks Had A Word For It - - Mike Kandianis 

The Bashful Lover ----- Charles Pickard 

Who Blew Out The Flame - - - James Doherty 

What Do You Know About Love - - John Hibbard 

You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby - Gene Gieringer 

Get Out Of Town ----- Editor of the page 








The Committee planned the Carnival this year cautiously for they had 
in mind the sad results of previous Winter Carnivals. They scheduled alter- 
native events to replace any winter activities that should happen to be 
scorched or rained out, but the weatherman smiled upon February 10-11 
with a very satisfactory, crusty snow. 

Thus with snow-covered ground as the real attraction, Massachusetts 
State College ushered in a real Winter Carnival. Students, faculty, and guests 
all entered into the spirit. Fraternities moulded large, artistic statuary, the 
girls all primped-up for the Ball, the Basketball team schooled themselves 
for a victory over Coast Guard. Glenn Miller drove 250 miles thru snow and 
slush to play for the Ball, skiers waxed their skis, and boxers and wrestlers 
prepared for physical combat. The stage was set. 

At the Carnival Ball on Friday evening, February 10th a great throng of 
dancing couples jammed to antiquated Drill Hall. There they pranced and 
slushed to the music of nationally famous Glenn Miller and his orchestra. 
At eleven o'clock, Syd Hoff, the well known cartoonist singled out Miss 
Anne Cooney, a State Sophomore, as the "Queen of the Carnival". She 
ascended to the throne in the Drill Hall and smiled for the news photographers 
as they snapped her and Her Majesty's charming Court. After this, the 
couples heard Glenn Miller's feature singer, Marion Hutton, and back to 
prancing and slushing they went until late the next morning. 

This next morning found skiers and ski-fans trekking out to Bull Hill in 
North Amherst. Stockbridge was well-represented by William N. Lambert, 
Jr., '40 of Amherst. Lambert is a professional skier and therefore was out 
of competition but aided considerably by setting up the slalom equipment 
and impressed all by his exhibitions. The other representative from Stock- 
bridge was Michael A. Morvant, Jr., '40 of Greenfield, who took first place 
in the jumping by scoring 134.2 total points. Mr. Morvant also placed second 
in the men's downhill slalom with a time of 22.6 seconds. 



The fatstock Fitting and Showing Contest was held March 18, 1939. It was sponsored 
by Professor M. E. Ensmienger, as part of his Livestock Production Course. The Show 
was so-named because it was planned and executed along the lines of the Annual Inter- 
national Show at Chicago. 

Each participant was assigned to two animals; seventeen students to horses and 
cattle, and four to sheep and swine. The class was allowed a five-weeks period for fitting 
and training the animals. Many helpful hints along these lines were offered by Claude 
Koche, shepherd; Richard Nelson, horseman; William Smith, herdsman. 

The contest was an all- day affair with eliminations in the forenoon and finals in 
the afternoon. In the eliminations, the students were judged on their showmanship plus 
the appearance and actions of their animals. The four high men in both cattle and horses, 
and the one high man in both sheep and swine were picked to enter the finals. 

In the finals the Premier Showman was chosen on his ability to show all four classes 
of livestock. Professors Garrigus and Young of Connecticut State College kindly donated 
their services as judges and chose Oscar P. Bodwell as the Premier Showman because he 
finished with the least number of points. 

The following men placed first in their respective classes: 

P. M. Gebhardt Horses 

A. E. Conklin Cattle 

B. L. Wentworth Sheep 

W. Wright Swine 





With more than 5000 people in attendance, the Sixth Annual Recreation Conference 
at Massachusetts State College opened in the Physical Education Cage on March 9, 1939. 
With "Co-ordinating Outdoor Community Recreation" as the theme, Chairman William 
G. Vinal, and his Committee co-ordinated thirteen different phases of outdoor recreation 
in the program: Archery; nature study and gardening; camping; forestry; golf; horseman- 
ship, hotels, clubs and restaurants; hunting and fishing; land use planning; mountaineering; 
parks; photography; and water sports were among the discussions enjoyed. 

The entire show had as its centerpiece, a fine 30 square foot model of a typical New 
England town, which showed the possibilities of recreational development. This was con- 
structed by interested persons and organizations under the supervision of Professor Rich 
of the Forestry Department, and Professor Blundell of the Department of Horticulture. 

On Friday evening, a model town meeting was conducted with Doctor Elbert K. 
Fretwell of Columbia University as Moderator. This meeting, held in the Old Chapel 
Auditorium, was in charge of Professor Ralph A. Van Meter. 

On March 10, the graduation exercises of the 1939 Winter School for Greenskeepers 
were held in Memorial Auditorium. Mr. Fred J. Sievers addressed the graduates and the 
diplomas were presented by Director Roland H. Verbeck. 

Gordon Woods of the Wildlife majors wrote a one-act play entitled "Conservation in 
the Making." This play was presented by the Senior Wildlife class in Bowker Auditorium 
on March 11. 

The Hotel majors made their debut to the show's organization by entertaining Mr. 
K. A. Lane, personnel director of the Hotel New Yorker; Dr. Carl R. Fellers, research 
professor of food technology, and Dr. John A. Clague. 

Sergeant Roy S. Tanner of the M. S. C, R. O. T. C. Cavalry unit was ring master of 
the horse show and Professor M. Eugene Eisenmenger of the Animal Husbandry Depart- 
ment acted as Master of Ceremonies. Among the speakers at this section was Clarence 
Parsons, superintendent of the college farm. 

Robert L. Coffin exhibited his fine collection of photographs and talked upon "Outdoor 
Pictures for Recreation"; Dr. Hugh P. Baker and Professor Lawrence S. Dickinson spoke 
at the Golf Meetings; Professor H. E. Warfel, Assistant Professor of Zoology, presented a 
lecture on "A Development Program for the Connecticut River." A hike to Bear Mountain 
was led by Harold W. Cary of the Metawampe Club. Professor Larry Briggs lectured on 
Archery. Professor R. P. Holdsworth, head of the College Department of Forestry, high- 
lighted the forestry section with his lectures. 






(Condensed from The Boston Post and At. S. C. Collegian) 

Up from the South-east without warning, in the wake of the most devas- 
tating floods since 1936, a hurricane reaching a 100-mile-an-hour proportions 
and accompanied by a 15-foot tidal-wave, struck New England on September 
21, in the worst storm of its kind in the history of the East. 

Several hundred were killed and countless were injured. Damage was 
figured in the millions as structures and properties in the rich industrial and 
farming sections were laid waste, leaving more than 10,000 persons homeless. 
Dams burst, houses and farm buildings were washed away, all major trans- 
portation lines throughout New England were crippled, vehicular traffic in 
nearly every section was affected; factories were flooded, and the murkey 
wash of rivers spread devastation and suffering. The main arteries of tele- 
phone communication in Massachusetts were paralyzed; Providence, R. I., and 
Hartford, Conn., were virtually isolated and many cities were cut off from 
power and light. Contact with the Cape was difficult, and suffering was with- 
out equal in the history of catastrophies in this part of the country. 

Disease and famine threatened hundreds of thousands of refugees. Food, 
serum, and first aid was sped by air, land, and sea to New England's stricken 
areas. Relief workers found some communities wiped out completely. 

One path of the big blow was up the Connecticut valley in which many 
New England colleges are located. Among these affected were Northfield 
Seminary, Brown University, (Providence College), Harvard, Smith, Mt. 
Holyoke, Dartmouth, Amherst and Massachusetts State College; all of which 
had considerable damage. 

Deans of Amherst and State College declared a state of emergency recess 
to allow the recently returned students to aid the town and clear up the 
littered campuses. The 2,200 students from both colleges supplemented high- 
way crews working to clear the roads leading in and out of Amherst, which 
were still largely isolated three days after the hurricane. Many days were 
necessary to re-establish telephone and power lines alone. 

On M. S. C. Campus, there was approximately $25,000 damage. There 
were no serious injuries at State except the loss of trees that cannot be re- 
placed for another hundred years. Service departments worked day and 
night, flood refugees were cared for, and shortwave communications were set 
up on campus. A storm damage conference was held by officials the follow- 
ing Monday. Mt. Toby forest was inspected and said to be a serious fire 
hazard, with about three million feet of timber felled. 

A campus survey reported 140 trees uprooted, 78 trees seriously damaged, 
and 68 trees less damaged, totalling 286 trees or one-fourth of all our trees. 
Among those felled were two of the oldest trees in Amherst, located opposite 
the Broadfoot and Tom Powers residences and planted during the lifetime of 
George Washington. The giant elm which was the Class tree of 1876, also 
yielded to the hurricane, blocking Stockbridge road. 

Effects of this 1938 Hurricane will long remain as scars upon the New 
England landscape, despite the rapid healing of many communities. The 
memory of its scenes will remain with those who were within its range, for 
the rest of their lives. 



Every Stockbridge man is interested to a greater or lesser degree in news 
of his fellow classmates. During the past year our class has been kept posted 
on news events and announcements via the Collegian. 

Considerable credit is due John Kelso for the interesting and efficient 
manner in which he has presented two columns of news a week. The manner 
in which he obtained some of this news will always remain a mystery, for 
like all good reporters, John won't talk. He had a nose for news which was 
appreciated by our entire Stockbridge body. 

Since the work of a news-editor involves the expenditure of a lot of time 
and effort, the class of 1939 wishes to leave a thought behind in this con- 
nection. Why not select, by means of competitive writing, a small staff of 
students from both classes, to gather enough information to occupy a full page 
of the Collegian each week. Two columns is a big job for a lone reporter, 
but several writers should have no trouble in filling a full page with interest- 
ing weekly highlights. 

We understand that former editors of the Collegian have told Stockbridge 
authorities they would be glad to allow them a page if they could guarantee 
to fill it every week. This sounds like an opportunity worth looking into. 
Is there any good reason why approximately 300 Stockbridge students could 
not fill a page a week? 

We hope this thought will crystalize into definite action with the begin- 
ning of another school year next October. We take this opportunity of pub- 
licly recognizing our reporter of this year and hope his fine work will set a 
precedent for future writers to strive toward on a larger scale. 






It is commonly believed that a college education will transform an ordinary individual 
into a superior being. Parents want their children to go to institutions of higher learning 
and most young people want to go. Why? Because colleges furnish the finest chance 
for a boy or girl to discover his or her own personality. If they go to college for the 
right reasons, and with an open-minded earnestness of purpose, it is the finest place in 
the world. For those who go for the wrong reasons it is usually a waste of time and 

Those who should go to college are the young men and women who have the desire 
and ability to absorb more knowledge than their previous training has given them. 

Those who should not go to college include the young people who have no particular 
reason to go unless urged by others. Among others not desirable are those weak in 
character, those going for a good time or because of the athletic teams they hope to star 
on, those who want to postpone facing the realities of life, and those having the idea that 
college will guarantee their social or financial success. 

An interesting and often tragic sidelight in this connection is that many poor men's 
children never have the opportunity to gratify the urge for a higher education. Others, 
particularly in land grant institutions, are spending many hours in and out of school 
striving to support themselves in addition to keeping up scholastically with their more 
fortunate classmates. Strangely enough, they are usually the ones who are the most 
definite in knowing what they want out of college life, although they are the most handi- 
capped in getting it. , 

All prospective students will do well to analyze themselves carefully before plunging 
into school life. Men often leave college with much the same attitude they had upon 
entering. An average amount of intelligence, well-balanced character and morals, a pre- 
vious introduction to hard work, and a driving urge to learn more and more are the 
requisites for all-round success in college life. Many students go to college four years, 
graduate with a degree, and really have little more than an interest in future football 

Colleges act as mediums for introduction into specialized fields of endeavor. These 
fields are broad and confusing. With many students, a year or two is necessary to get 
acquainted and to choose a subject. The boys or girls who know what they want when 
they enter have a distinct advantage. 

This situation has helped create schools of the vocational type. Their purpose is 
direct introduction to specialized courses without too much stress on subjects which may 
not be intimately related. Such schools have to dispense with beautiful fraternities and 
huge stadiums — not that these are either hindrances or aids to school work, but because 
they are relatively unimportant. 

Stockbridge School of Agriculture, being vocational in nature, recognizes these facts. 
It is a place to learn to think. A general college education prepares one for an unpredict- 
able variety of future experiences. Stockbridge fills a need for low cost, specialized 
training coupled with practical experience in specified vocations. True! its undergraduates 
may not be working for degrees, but they are striving for the same things in life which 
their four-year associates hope to achieve, namely, happiness and a place in a fast-moving, 
ever-changing world. These things are the ultimate aims of all college training. They 
last after lectures and examinations are long forgotten. 

The Stockbridge School of Agriculture is fulfilling this purpose among young men 
and women who have special talents. Its graduates, who have been outstanding men in 
school, are usually able to find employment after graduation. They get jobs, not because 
of what they are supposed to know but because of what they are able to produce. This 
strikes the keynote of what any employer expects of his employees. Textbook study and 
theorizing are utterly useless unless they are applicable to the job at hand. 

Vocational training fits men for such jobs. In many cases it fits them as well as or 
better than courses leading to degrees. Any college training will probably act as an 
entering wedge when applying for a position. Expansion of knowledge occurs after the 
job is begun. 

It was once said that "a man is worth just as much as the things are worth about 
which he busies himself." This statement coupled with another old saying that, "you 
harvest what you sow" is directly applicable to the value of college training. 

Informal student gatherings, "bull sessions", have shown that the average college 
student strives for a place under one of two general classifications as follows: either a 
man who can get along with other people by learning the virtues of mind and character; 
or a man who works for fame, power and money. The first offers a great variety of 
possible experiences and no chance for monotony. The second offers greater satisfaction 
for personal ego and perhaps greater social security, but possession of these may not assure 

The aim of every Stockbridge student should be to strike a happy medium. Com- 
plete fulfillment of an aim is rarely possible, but many men are leading useful, contented 
lives, satisfied with the knowledge that they have attained a part of the perfection toward 
which they strive. 




Editor's Note: — 

For several years Stockbridge School of Agriculture has been award- 
ing charms to members of the graduating class for outstanding work done 
during the two school years. These awards have been given for extra curric- 
ulum activities and not for scholastic accomplishment or athletic ability. Such 
activities as work on the Shorthorn, class play, student senate, and Collegian 
reporter have been considered. Each year a committee, appointed by the 
Director of Short Course, meets and makes these awards to deserving students. 
Two types of awards have been given, a gold charm and a silver charm. These 
awards are made by the Director at the Class Day exercises. This is the first 
year a list of those receiving the awards has been published in the Shorthorn. 

After each student's name is given the basis on which the committee made 
the award. The names of those receiving the awards this year follows: — 


Editor in Chief of the Shorthorn 

Class President, Commencement Play, Various committee activities 

Outstanding job as Stockbridge reporter for the Collegian 

President of the Student Council, Class Orator, Leader in class activities 



Associate Editor of the Shorthorn, Commencement Play 

Associate Editor of the Shorthorn, Class Vice-President, Class Historian 

Statistical Editor of the Shorthorn, Class Secretary-Treasurer 

Business Manager of the Shorthorn 

Art Editor of the Shorthorn, Commencement Play, Class Marshal 

Commencement Play, Chairman of Commencement Committee 

Invaluable assistant, Commencement Play, Poultry Club Activities 




1. Relaxation 

2. "Tige" 

3. "Trampy" 

4. "Freshmen" 

5. "The Editor" 

6. Just before the battle- 

7. A bird in the hand — ■ 

8. Heads Up! 

9. 2-Pairs 

1. Fernald Hall 

2. Mathematics Building 

3. Wilder Hall 

4. Flint Laboratory 

5. Goodell Library 

6. Thatcher Dormitory 

7. Goessman Laboratory 



1. President's House 

2. French Hall 

3. North College 

4. Clark Hall 

5. Draper Hall 

6. Physical Education Building 

7. The Abbey 



1 9_s HORTHORN BOAR D— 3 9 

Front Row, left to right— Robert Potter, Mary Benben, Norman Wilkinson, Professor 

Barrett, Paul DeRusha, Helen Esselen, Stephen Morse. 
Second Row, left to right— Leon Brock, Eugen Gieringer, W. James Everett, Charles 

Mandell, David Treadway, William Whelan, Arthur Berry. 
Third Row, left to right — John Eadie, Robert Berry, Norman Bickford, Weikko Mackie, 

John Fuller, Gordon Woods. 


Who started using the name? How did it originate, how old is it and why is it 
still used? 

These questions have been asked innumerable times in recent years. In order that 
the derivation and history of the name may be upheld as tradition, this article is being 

In 1893 or 1894 the first two-year course was established by President Goodell, but 
was discontinued after two weeks. Instead there existed the Ten Weeks Winter School 
in which the farmer would pursue such agricultural problems as met his needs and fancy. 

The regular student looked down upon the visitor as a farmer and some wit figured 
that farmers raise cows, and a certain breed of cows is the Shorthorn, and the course 
was a short course for farmers. So why not call these lads from the soil "Shorthorns" — 
the name stuck. 

In 1918 an act was passed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, establishing a 
two-year course of vocational training at Massachusetts State College. Immediately after, 
a vote by the Trustees, President Butterfield started a four-months winter course with 
John Phelan as its director. 

In December of the same year, some thirty-five students entered for the courses 
and from then on the school enlarged rapidly. The following fall, two hundred and nine 
students enrolled. 

In 1921 the first year book was printed and the staff decided to call it by the name 
which was most appropriate to their school and themselves and the name that they heard 
most frequently on the campus — "The Shorthorn." 

In 1924, Roland H. Verbeck, a graduate of Massachusetts Agricultural College in 
the class of 1908, returned to this campus as the Director of the two-year course. In 1928 
the Trustees of the College voted to change the name from "The Two Year Course in 
Practical Agriculture" to "The Stockbridge School of Agriculture", the new name being 
in honor of Levi Stockbridge, the first President of Massachusetts Agricultural College. 
With all these developments, the yearly publication of the "Shorthorn" increased in size 
and in effort. 

The four-year students have dropped their habit of calling us "Shorthorns", but 
remember, fellow students, when you pick up this issue of the yearbook let it be known 
to you why it is called the "Shorthorn." 



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Front Row, left to right — Edward Harrington, Norman Hubbard, Roland Aldrich, John 
Clancy, John Fuller. 

Second Row, left to right — Caspar Perednia, Fred Wright. 

John Plotczyk and Albert Conklin were absent when picture was taken. 



The Stockbridge Honorary Scholastic Society was founded in 1937, following the 
suggestion by Professor Miner J. Markuson, that those students who achieved a high 
scholastic record at Stockbridge should receive some recognition for their work. This 
idea of encouraging high scholarship appealed to the faculty and a special committee was 
appointed to submit full plans. After a careful deliberation, a plan of procedure was 
adopted which the Faculty Advisory Committee hoped would encourage the Stockbridge 
undergraduates to attain high records. 

Selection of honor students is made from those graduates of each year whose records 
show no grade below 70 in any subject and whose average for the first three semesters 
is 85 or better. Other students may be considered when outstanding records in placement 
training or in other studies may justify special consideration. 

"Stosag" is the original suggestion of Professor Markuson, and comprises the first 
three letters of Stockbridge, the central "S" for school, and the last two letters representing 
the first two in the word "Agriculture". 

The names of this year's Stosag as announced in convocation are: 

Roland Aldrich Dairy Manufactures 

Casper Perednia Horticulture 

Edward Harrington Horticulture 

Fred Wright Horticulture 

John Clancy Poultry 

John Plotczyk Hotel Management 

Norman Hubbard Dairy Manufactures 

Albert Conklin Animal Husbandry 

John Fuller Wildlife 





Robert Oakly Abbott, II 

Horticulture Bristol, Connecticut 

Varsity Athletics, Football, 1; Hockey, 1; Student 
Council, 2; Horticulture Club, 1; Dance Committees, 
1, 2; Kolony Klub, 1, 2— President, 2. 

"Bob", the business man from Bristol Nurseries, is 
always ready to give the latest data on "Mums", and 
a big build up for Connecticut. We understand that 
the Postal Department is going to let you design the 
next air mail stamps as you are the one who put 
them on a paying basis. Where do they all go? Best 
of luck, and we hope someday to find you the owner 
of that dream nursery you talk about! 

Donald S. Adams 

Animal Husbandry Dalton 

Bat Club; Animal Husbandry Club, 1, 2. 
Hobby — Hunting. 

"Ducky" was the class jester. His spare time was 
taken up by many interests which included checker 
playing, coon hunting, escorting the "Belle of Dalton", 
and raising "kids". Be "sorry" no more, Duck, because 
you have great possibilties ahead of you. 

Roland Walter Aldrich 

Dairy Manufactures North Springfield, Vermont 

Student Council, 1, 2 — Vice-President, 2; Senior 
Dance Committee; Dairy Club, 1, 2; 4-H Club, 1, 2; 
Animal Husbandry Club, 1, 2. 
Hobby — The Cinema. 

"Gawsh Sakes!!!" "Curly" is, in our estimation, 
one smooth young man who will unquestionably suc- 
ceed as a country gentleman. Rollie has done com- 
mendable work during his two years at Stockbridge 
and has been awarded the coveted position of top 
man on the school's honorary society, Stosag. He never 
missed a social function at Stockbridge unless it was 
to attend some other one. Mt. Holyoke was his 
favorite place for leisure time. We all know that this 
Vermonter will be successful in our busy world. Good 
luck to you, Curly! 

James Philip Alexakos 

Vegetable Gardening Dracut 

Horticultural Show, 1; 4-H Club, 1, 2. 

Hobby — Collecting and reading agricultural radio 

"Jim" is the fellow from Dracut who does not know 
the meaning of the words lazy or languid. He is a 
fine student but can always be counted on in kicking 
loose with the rest of the gang for a little fun. Some 
day you will hear his fine voice over the radio in 
some agricultural program. We all hope this ambition 
will be realized, Jim. We will be hearing from you 
on a Nation Wide hook-up. 



Cornelius Henry Ash, Jr. 

Dairy Manufactures Holyoke 

Varsity Athletics 1, Basketball, 2; Dance Committees, 
1, 2; Orchestra, 1, 2; Dramatics, 1, 2; Band, 1, 2; Dairy 
Club, 1, 2; Glee Club, 1, 2; Outing Club, 1, 2; Newman 
Club, 1, 2. 

Hobbies — Boxing and Fencing. 

Although "Connie" is small of stature, he will be 
well capable of handling any job. He is one of our 
commutors who travels from Holyoke each day in his 
"V-8". Not content with doing fine work in his major 
subject, Connie took additional courses in candy 
making and turned out some delicious sweets. He 
was our contribution to "Kid Esquire". Because he 
was so conscientious, there is only one road for this 
"mighty mite" — the road to success. 

Theodore Frank Bartletr 

Dairy Manufactures Salisbury 

Football, 1; Hockey, 1, 2; Baseball, 2; Dairy Club, 
1, 2; 4-H Club, 1, 2; Animal Husbandry Club, 1; 
Wesley Foundation, 1, 2. 
Hobby — Photography. 

"Ted" is the lad who is known as "the farmer's 
son who went to the city and made good". Ted's 
personality and his way with the "Profs" made him 
one of the most popular boys of the Dairy class. He 
had athletic ability and good sportsmanship as was 
evidenced on the hockey rink and by his starring at 
intramural baseball. If he wasn't distinguishing him- 
self in the Market Milk Room, he was doing so at the 
Aggie Engines Department. Success in the Dairy 
industry is inevitable for Ted. 

Basil Benjamin Bearse 

Horticulture Hyannis 

Horticulture Show, 1; Horticulture Club, 2; Basket- 
ball, 1. 

Hobby — Hunting and Fishing. 

The little man with the "load of worries" as he is 
sometimes called on campus, has done much to better 
himself in his two years here. When not in class, 
he can usually be found at the cage working out on 
the punching bag or pulleys. His determination to 
improve himself in all respects should help him to go 
a long way in the Horticultural field. 

Charles E. Bein, Jr. 

Horticulture South Hadley 

Basketball, 2; Hockey, 2; Horticulture Show, 1; 
Horticulture Club, 1; Alpha Tau Gamma, 1, 2. 
Hobby — Golfing. 

Following in his sister's footsteps, "Charlie" comes 
over the 'notch' from South Hadley to attend classes 
daily. As the Horticulture class' strong man, he is 
always ready to show everyone, interested or not, his 
"bulging biceps" and masses of muscles. We shall 
always remember Charlie as having a knack for 
pleasing folks and doing any job well. 



Warren Samuel Bemis 

Pomology Spencer 

Horticulture Show, 1; Bat Club, 1, 2 — Sergeant-at- 
arms, 2. 
Hobby — Traveling and Dancing. 

This tall Pom student was easily detected by the 
"pan-cake" hat which he always wore about the 
campus. Having ambitions to learn Pomology the 
"right way", Warren was very studious and carried 
his work well. Traveling often, over the mountain to 
visit a near-by girl's institution, was one of Warren's 
pastimes. "Spike" seemed to be the goat for our 
campus cop who was always spotting his Model A 
parked in unauthorized places. When Warren leaves 
us, we will wish him the best of traveling down the 
road to success. 

Mary Phyllis Benben 

Floriculture North Hadley 

Student Council, 2 — Secretary; Shorthorn Board, 
Assistant Activities Editor; Floriculture Club, 1; Horti- 
culture Club, 1, 2; Dance Committees, 1, 2; Tri-Sig, 
1, 2— President, 2. 
Hobbies — Hiking and Dancing. 

Credit goes to Mary for keeping her marks so high. 
Thanks and appreciation go to her also from many 
members of our class because of her good-naturedness 
in offering a helping hand whenever needed. Mary 
has an excellent faculty for making friends with her 
ever-smiling personality. When she combines those 
dancing eyes with her "book learning", the result is 
"tops". We are proud to have you, Mary, as our 
friend and classmate. In years to come, may your 
friendships continue. 

Arthur W. Berry 

Horticulture Fall River 

Football, 1; Shorthorn Board, Photograph Editor; 
Alpha Tau Gamma, 1, 2 — Vice-President, 2. 
Hobby — Photography. 

Probably "Art" is really known by but few people; 
once known however, one begins to appreciate his 
sense of humor and his ability. If anyone is looking 
for fun, Art is always ready to lend a hand — in fact, 
two hands, if it requires a bit of labor. He is an 
excellent tree man, making himself popular at the 
time of the Hurricane. His splendid work at Mt. 
Auburn Cemetery, last summer, was appreciated by 
his boss. Best of luck from all of us, Art! 

Robert Elmer 




Shorthorn Board, Assistant Typist; Horticulture 
Show, 1; Recreation Conference, 1; Floriculture Club, 
1; Horticulture Club, 1, 2; Dance Committee, 2; 
Kolony Klub, 1. 

Hobbies — Carved elephants, books, skiing, and cacti 

Possessing a keen interest in his work, although 
having changed from Horticulture to Floriculture, 
good-natured "Bob" was always helpful and enthus- 
iastic. The boy from "no man's city" was a quiet 
sort of chap, serious in all his classes, and ever willing 
to lend a helping hand to his fellow — and particularly 
girl classmates. He might well be called "Mr. Esquire" 
of the Floriculture class. Good luck. Bob, in your 
future investments. 



Norman Everett Bickford 

Poultry West Chelmsford 

Shorthorn Board; Poultry Club, 1, 2; Cross Country, 
1, 2; Baseball, 2. 
Hobby — Sports. 

"Norm", a quiet, shrewd chap, says very little but 
his class work shows that he did considerable thinking. 
As a poultry man, he will go a long way, for he is 
not only experienced and well trained for this type 
of work, but he is very handy with tools. He has 
a knack for carpentry. "You can't keep a good man 
down and there is always a place for a good man", 
truly typiSes his spirit. May you find success in 
your future undertakings, Norm. 

Oscar Palmer Bodwell 

Animal Husbandry Sharon 

4-H Club, 1, 2; Animal Husbandry Club, 1, 2; Foot- 
ball, 1, 2. 

Hobbies — Photography and Skiing. 
"Tige" proved himself the outstanding "full back" 
of the season and was equally capable in the show- 
ring as he was judged the premier showman in the 
Little International of 1939. Although the "Ideal Boy" 
in most ways, he has yet to learn how to land a 
herring. With his future pointing toward a horse 
farm, Tige should have a fine ride to success. 

John Howard Brewster 

Hotel Management Springfield 

Class Treasurer, 1; Pandocios Society. 
Hobby — Skiing. 

"Howie", well known to all by his pipe and ear muffs 
during skiing season, is really a keen observer. He 
has done very well here at school. This shows in his 
scholastic record which is only beaten by his straight 
A's in extension courses at Smith. Good luck, Howie. 

Leon Alfred Brock 

Horticulture Palmer 

Shorthorn Board, Typist; Horticulture Show, 1; Rec- 
reation Conference, 2; Class Play; Glee Club, Horti- 
culture Club, 1. 

Hobbies — Nature Study, Music. 

"Brockie" was one of our few cyclists to peddle 
his way around campus, only to save every minute 
to be put to a more worthwhile task. "What ever 
you do, do it tops!", was his motto; and he more than 
practised it. "Lee's" likable personality was recognized 
at once when introduced with a wink and a smile! 



Sumner Tuell Carlson 

Animal Husbandry Milton 

Animal Husbandry Club, 1, 2 — Treasurer, 2. 
Sumner will be remembered as the quiet lad from 
the "Blue Hills". His placement training on the Col- 
lege Farm gave him experience which will help him 
establish his Hereford herd in Oxford County, Maine. 
We sincerely hope that this dream will not be long 
in coming. 

John Joseph Clancy 

Poultry Dorchester 

Poultry Club, 1, 2; Track, 1, 2. 

Hobby — Sending for Catalogs. 

"Clink", who comes from Fields Corner, usually 
said just what he thought. He is a self-taught jack- 
of-all-trades, one who has learned through experience, 
and one who will be a master poultryman. In the 
classroom he always wanted to know the why's and 
wherefor's and certainly got the most out of every 
lecture. Clink valued both his time and money 
and wasted neither if he could help it. Because of 
his thriftiness and his knowledge of poultry, he will 
make a good and wise manager of a successful farm. 
Best of wishes to you, Clink. 

Malcolm Sears Clark 

Animal Husbandry Ashfield 

Cross Country, 2; Animal Husbandry Club, 2. 
Hobby — Raising Horses. 

"Joe", the kid from Hawley, was recognized by his 
boots and the ten-passenger roadster. We wonder 
whether these did not take him home every week-end 
to replenish his salt lick for the family venison supply. 
With his ability to handle both cattle and horses, we 
feel certain that Malcolm will be noted as an out- 
standing animal husbandman. 

William Patten Conant 

Horticulture Brookline 

State Dramatics, 2; Glee Club, 1; Outing Club, 2; 
Horticulture Club, 1; Alpha Tau Gamma, 2. 
Hobbies — Artistic Works, Designing, Music. 
"Bill" is known to all of us as "Prof." "Don't ask 
me why", he says. A hard worker and very enthus- 
iastic about Horticulture. His experiences on place- 
ment, and the stories he tells about them in classes 
were always interesting. After being at the Wellesley 
College campus all summer, Bill often expressed his 
personal opinions on the fairer sex there. With his 
blushing smile, he says, "Not bad!" May the sun 
shine upon you, Prof, with everlasting success. 



Albert Edward Conklin, II 

Animal Husbandry Millerton, New York 

Varsity Athletics; Cross Country, 1; Track, 1; 4-H 
Club, 1, 2; Animal Husbandry Club, 1, 2. 

Hobby — Raising Holsteins. 

"Al" will long be remembered for his famous 
sayings, dislike of arguments, and ability with the fair 
sex. He received his background at Mt. Hermon 
Preparatory School, and has put in many more hours 
since coming to Stockbridge. This was largely 
responsible for his being the only An. Hus. man 
selected for Stosag. He proved his ability to handle 
animals in the Little International of 1939. With your 
natural ability, Al, the rest is up to you. 

Mason George Davis 

Horticulture Amherst 

Horticulture Show, 1; Horticulture Club, 1; Recrea- 
tion Conference, 1, 2; Intramural Track. 
Hobby — Dancing. 

"Gammy" is the local who showed some of our 
city "jitterbugs" how to really "go to town". A pleas- 
ing personality, quick wit, and a sincere interest in 
horticulture assures him of a bright future. "Gam" is 
an excellent athlete, still holding the district schoolboy 
100-yard dash record in this section. When he and 
Charlie Bein get together, fun begins to fly, and the 
"mass of muscles" is usually second best, for here is 
a bundle of dynamite. 

Walter Bernard Deady 

Horticulture Chicopee Falls 

Horticulture Club, 1; Horticulture Show, 1; Recrea- 
tion Conference, 2. 
Hobby — Sports. 

A short, husky fellow who possesses tremendous 
strength, "Walt" has come to school by his own un- 
tiring efforts. He hails from Chicopee, along with 
Sully, hence no connections with "Deady 's Diner". 
Walt has a yen to become a landscape contractor and 
with the initiative ideals he has already shown, we 
wish him luck in all his efforts in this field. 

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George Richmond Denison 

Animal Husbandry 

Animal Husbandry Club, 1, 2. 

Hobby — Sailing. 

"Battler" was the most popular man in the An. Hus. 
class and a versatile athlete. He was often seen around 
campus with his car full of friends. We expect to 
hear a lot of George in connection with the Guernsey 
Breed before many years have passed. 



Paul Joseph DeRusha 

Horticulture Newton Highlands 

Shorthorn Board, Business Manager; Horticulture 
Show, 1; Outing Club, 1; Recreation Conference, 2; 
Glee Club, 1; Horticulture Club, 1, 2. 
Hobby — Aviation. 

Newton has put out some very fine folks, and Paul 
leads them all. The only thing that he knew about 
plant life was that seen from the sky heights, but from 
the start he has kept up with the best of the class and 
has gained their enthusiastic admiration. A thought- 
ful person, giving the greater half, he is often putting 
himself last. One thing, Paul, don't drowse away 
while at the controls up there! 

James Henry Doherry 

Horticulture South Lincoln 

Baseball; 4-H Club, 1, 2; Horticulture, 1, 2; 
Sociology Club, 1, 2— President, 2; Kolony Klub, 1, 2— 
Historian, 2. 
Hobby — Stamps. 

"Jim's" gentle slaps on the back will long be 
remembered to the class of '39. Always in a cheerful 
mood, he has buoyed us up when we seemed unable 
to go' any further. By the way, that same cheerful 
mood seems to appeal to a girl near home. His horti- 
cultural work and his ability as a fireman should make 
it easy for him to make his first million. In any case, 
we say, "the best of luck, Jim!" 

John Thomas Donovan 

Floriculture Maiden 

Football, 1; Hockey, 1, 2— Captain, 2; Horticulture 
Show, 1; Floriculture Club, 1; Horticulture Club, 1, 2; 
Newman Club; Bat Club, 1, 2. 
Hobbies — Sports and Automobiles. 
A bit of Boston in manner all his own, a ready 
smile, and a cheery "Hello", or "Buck up, kid", 
describes "Dunnie". He was our pal in every way. 
His athletic ability centered in the Hockey team, his 
aspirations, in being captain. He also came in for 
his show of glory among carnation growers. Dunnie 
has spent very few week-ends in Amherst, but should 
we wonder at that? Isn't Dorchester a nice place too? 
We are confident of your success, Dunnie, and here's 
wishing you the best of luck always. 

John Eadie, Jr. 

Pomology Dracut 

Shorthorn Board, Assistant Photograph Editor; 
/Ipha Tau Gamma, 1, 2; 4-H Club, 2; Horticulture 
Show, 1. 
Hobby— Traveling. 

If you've strolled over the beautiful campus on early 
moonlight mornings, you've probably noticed a V-8 
traveling about the cross walks and avenues. This 
was the one accomplished ambition of this Pomology 
maior before leaving college. Needless to say, this 
ambitious character is John Eadie. Hailing from 
Dracut, John is one of the foremost authorities of his 
class on fruit growing. Along with his practical 
training and background, we are certain that this 
ambitious gentleman will be one of our leading 



Helen Esselen 

Floriculture Millis 

Shorthorn Board; Class Secretary, 1, 2; Floriculture 
Club, 1; Horticulture Club, 1, 2; Horticulture Show, 1; 
Tri-Sigma, 1, 2 — Treasurer, 2; Dance Committees, 1, 2. 
That pleasing and ever accommodating little girl 
from Millis possesses a personality which has captured 
the hearts of both her male and female associates in 
S. S. A. . . . and one heart in particular. Her smile, 
disposition, and character are basic to her winning 
ways of friendship. So, Helen, your future success lies 
in the titles of two songs . . . "Stay As Sweet As You 
Are" and "Don't Ever Change". 

Wallace James Everett 

Horticulture Hamden, Connecticut 

Hockey, 1, 2; Shorthorn Board, Art Editor; Horti- 
culture Show, 1 — Informal Exhibit, Second Prize; Glee 
Club, 1, 2; Outing Club, 1; Horticulture Club, 1. 
Hobbies — All sports, Orchid Growing. 
"Jim's" interests have not been confined entirely to 
the field of Horticulture. Art and sports play a great 
part in his spare time. He has won the friendship 
of practically everyone on campus. We often wonder 
why Jim's little roadster heads in the direction of 
Rochester, New York. We all feel certain that Jim's 
personality and ability will bring him the best of 
success on his nursery in Connecticut. 

Horticulture Club, 1, 2; Rec- 

W. Weston Fenton 


Horticulture Show, 1; 
reation Conference, 2. 

Hobbies— Horseback Riding, Hiking and Camping. 

Although a bit more in the background than some 
of his classmates, "Wes" was just as ready for fun as 
any of them. When entering into class discussions, he 
stuck to his guns, until he had sound reasons for 
surrendering— conditionally. With so keen an interest 
in his chosen career, we know he is on the road to 
success and happiness. Good luck, Wes! 

George Stanley Ferris 

Vegetable Gardening Sharon 

Football, 1, 2; Basketball, 2; Track, 2; 4-H Club 
1, 2; Kolony Klub, 1, 2. 
Ho bby — Stamps. 

George was always fascinated by the glint of copper, 
but it never did him very much good, because, when 
he said heads, tails would come up. He has become 
quite a runner since he began school and it is Tommy 
and he who originated the "up-hill 40-yard dash and 
the last man getting no date". We all join in wishing 
you the best of luck, George, with your wealth of 
native ability. 



William Arthur Fitzpatrick 

Wildlife Management Rochdale 

4-H Club, 1, 2— Vice-President, 2; Recreation Con- 
ference, 1, 2; Wildlife Play; Baseball, 2. 

Hobbies— Hunting and Fishing, Baseball, Camping. 
How well we will remember "Bill" putting his class- 
mates through their paces before some gosh- awful- 
nightmarish exam. If Bill takes care of the birds, 
beasts, and fish as well as he has "Red" Mackie during 

our two year stay at "dear old ", our conservation 

problems should be alleviated considerably. We will 
be watching the papers for news about you, Bill. Don't 
be too bashful if there happens to be a girl secretary 
in the State Conservation Office . . . they won't bite. 

John Farwell Fuller 

Wildlife Management Lancaster 

Shorthorn Board, Associate Editor; Class Vice- 
President, 2; Bat Club, 1, 2; Recreation Conference, 
1, 2; Wildlife Play, 2. 
Hobby— His Wife. 

"Do you think you'll ever amount to anything?" 
Who said that? Why, Jack Fuller, of course. His 
answer to his own question is, "I've got to." This 
lad fulfilled Mr. Grayson's pre-placement prophecy 
which may be responsible for this answer. Jack and 
Ruth are well known and well liked wherever they 
go. With Jack's ability, resourcefulness, determination 
and trailer, plus the help of his better half, we know 
that he will go far in the field of wildlife management. 

Perry Marshall Gebhardt 

Animal Husbandry West Roxbury 

4-H Club, 1, 2; Animal Husbandry Club, 1, 2. 
Hobby — Horses. 

Whenever "Gebby" was missing, it was almost cer- 
tain that he was at the horse-barn helping Dick 
Nelson. During the preparation period for the Little 
International, he forsook Shumway Street for his horse 
Dal, which helped him to place first in the Horse Class. 
With his practical mind, his love for hard work, and 
his qualities of leadership in the field of Animal 
Husbandry, there is much in store for him. 

Eugen Pierre Karl Lucien Gieringer 

Hotel Management Cambridge 

Shorthorn Board, Associate Editor; Student Council 
1, 2; Permanent Class President, 1, 2; Kappa Sigma 
Vice-President, 1; Pandocios Society, Secretary, 2 
Publicity, 1; National Hotel Greeters of America 
Horticulture Show, 1; State Dramatics; Newman Club 
1, 2; Co-Chairman, Winter Carnival Committee, 1 
Recreation Conference, 1, 2; Ring Committee, 1, 2 
Dance Committee, 1, 2; Boxing, 1; Class Play; Com- 
mencement Committee. 

Hobbies — Hotels and People. World Politics. 
"Gene", as the above write-up indicates, has the 
happy faculty which we all envy, namely, his ability 
to get along with everyone. During his two years 
here he has shown real leadership in curricular and 
extra-curricular activities. We feel sure that he will 
never be without a job because he has the courage 
of his convictions and has great ambitions. Many 
week-ends Gene will be found "burning-up" the 
Worcester turnpike on his way to Roxbury and Jessie. 
The best of luck in your future as a greeter and 
a host. 


Earl Curtis Gillespie, Jr. 

Dairy Manufactures Hollis, New York 

Dairy Club, 1, 2; Newman Club, 1, 2. 

Hobby— Scale Model Railroad Building and Operat- 

Earl has been the father of our class with his 
moustache, business-suit and paternal attitude. He 
was conscientious, and a hard worker, always getting 
fine results. We think Earl will have his hands full 
this summer during the New York World's Fair, since 
he resides near the exposition and many members of 
the class are planning to pay him a visit. Under a 
serene exterior is found a young man who fully ap- 
preciates a good joke. Earl has hopes of establishing 
a business in Florida, and we all hope that his desires 
for the future will be realized. 

John Perrins Goodale 

Horticulture Weathersfield, Connecticut 

Orchestra, 2; Horticulture Show, 1; Band, 1; Glee 
Club, 2— Manager, 2; Horticulture Club, 1, 2; Recrea- 
tion Conference, 2. 

Hobbies — Music and Stamps. 

We finally found out what the "P" in "Goodie's" 
name signifies. Johnny is one of our quiet types — 
until that roaring laugh of his echoes throughout the 
classroom. His willingness to tackle any job, as shown 
by his enthusiastic support of school activities, has 
made him "one of the boys". 

Richard David Gordon 

Horticulture Green's Farms, Connecticut 

Football, 1; Horticulture Show, 1; Floriculture Club, 
1; Horticulture Club, 1, 2; Dance Committee, 1; Kolony 
Klub, 1, 2— Vice-President, 2. 

Hobby — Sailing and Racing Boats. 
"All work and no play makes Dick a dull boy" — 
this is "Tiny's" motto, as he is always on the go. 
We wonder what Smith College will do without Tiny, 
as he is one of their most frequent visitors. However, 
he has struck a happy medium as evidenced by his 
school marks. Good luck, fellow, and we hope your 
sailboats will glide along the waves to success. 

Frederick Francis Guyott 

Vegetable Gardening Amherst 

Basketball, 1, 2; Baseball, 2; Poultry Club, 2; 4-H 

Between the Mt. Holyoke and local girls, Fred was 
kept pretty busy. Not essentially a ladies man he 
has proved a fine athlete, being captain of the basket- 
ball team and a pitcher on the Veg. Gardening, Wild- 
life, Hotel Baseball Club. Fred enjoys a host of 
friends here and can be easily spotted by his black 
Beach Wagon, a wave, and a cheery hello! 




Edward Neal Harrington 

West Newton 

Horticulture Club, 1, 2; Kolony Klub — Secretary. 

Hobby— Birds. 

With your ambition and knowledge of the value of 
money, "Ed", we think you are in for a successful 
future. We must say, we admire your taste among 
the ladies far more than for the neckties you are 
wearing. A winner of the Stosag award needs no 
recommendations or further praise than has been said. 
May you continue to receive other rewards, Ed! 

John W. Hibbard 

Floriculture Whately 

Horticulture Show, 1; Floriculture Club, 1; Horti- 
culture Club, 1; Dance Committee, 2; Kolony Klub, 
1, 2. 
Hobbies — Swimming, Dancing and Ping Pong. 
Quiet and unassuming, "Jack" has spent two good 
years with us. To an outsider he appears to be an 
exceedingly quiet person, but he could "cut up" when 
one would least expect it. He is a pal in every way, 
and seems to have managed things competently at the 
K. K. We know that his business ability is keen, and 
some day expect to find him in the circle of outstand- 
ing florists. 

Willfred Edward Hines 

Animal Husbandry Cohasset 

Animal Husbandry Club, 1, 2. 

It was Fred who was selected to handle "Abbott", 
the Morgan Stallion, in the Little International of 1939 
because of his past experience and love for light 
horses. He was one of the few studious members 
of the class. Although a quiet chap, he was very 
well liked and will do well in his chosen future with 

Carl L. Hook, Jr. 

Animal Husbandry Worcester 

Varsity Athletics, 1; Animal Husbandry Club, 1, 2. 
"Ho hum! — Pardon me." Just "Sleepy", folks, 
waking up from his nap in Vet. Science. He proved 
beyond a doubt to have the most brilliant mind in 
the class despite his drowsiness. He has the essential 
qualities that make up a good dairyman, and should 
do a lot for the Holstein breed in the future. 



Raymond Proctor Houle 

Wildlife Management Newbury 

Class Officer— Vice President, 1; Student Council, 2; 
Football, 1, 2— Captain, 2; Hockey, 1, 2; Track, 1, 2; 
Recreation Conference, 1, 2; Wildlife Play; Dramatics, 
2; Poultry Club, 1; Dance Committee, 2; Alpha Tau 
Gamma, 1, 2 — President, 2. 

Hobbies— Salt-water fishing and teaching swimming 
for the Red Cross. 

"Proc's" big worry during school life was how to 
attend to his studies and a certain State co-ed at the 
same time. He seemed to be successful in this matter, 
however, and was a well-known figure around 
campus. The old Dodge car and his contagious smile 
will long be remembered by his place in life as long 
as he keeps making friends the way he has among us. 

Norman Hubbard 

Dairy Manufactures Bloomfield, Connecticut 

Student Council, 1, 2 — President, 2; Basketball, 1; 
Dairy Club, 1, 2; 4-H Club, 1, 2; Animal Husbandry 
Club, 1, 2; Dance Committees, 1, 2; Alpha Tau Gamma 
1, 2 — Historian, 2; Ring Committee, 1, 2. 
Hobby— Baseball. 

"Norm" has a great capacity for leadership and 
organization. Together with these unusual capacities, 
he has been gifted with personality, sound thinking, 
and good judgment. Our versatile president of the 
Student Council is able to cope with any situation 
that may present itself. Norm has been an active 
worker in everything he undertook and has been 
carrying a full schedule during his last year. We 
all have hopes that someday his baseball dreams will 
be realized. Keep the "zip" on your fast ball, Norm, 
and you will have no trouble keeping the count in 
your favor. 

Robert Floyd Jones 

Dairy Manufactures , Amherst 

Dairy Club, 1, 2; Animal Husbandry Club, 1. 
Hobby — Playing Drums. 

"Bob" is the exemplification of the well-known 
adage of the home town boy making good. Although 
he was not a member of any varsity squad, he was 
an intramural enthusiast, playing a great game at 
short stop for the Dairy baseball club. A good student, 
but who would know it, for Bob is a modest young 
man and keeps it to himself. We all remember Bob 
as one of the boys. 

Michael William Kandianis 

Dairy Manufactures Fitchburg 

Dance Committee, 2; Basketball, 1, 2; Cross Country, 
1, 2; Track, 1; Intramural Baseball; Dairy Club, 1, 2; 
4-H Club, 1; Animal Husbandry Club, 1; Sociology 
Club, 1, 2; Alpha Tau Gamma, 2. 
Hobby — Sports enthusiast, 

Michael, better known as "Mike", was recognized 
by everyone by his checkered jacket, wavy hair, big 
smile, and "how's everything?" He answered the call 
for good Dairymen. His personality was quickly 
recognized and his athletic ability was appreciated. 
Mike is our modern Mercury; and Glenn Cunningham 
hasn't anything on him. When wanted he would 
usually be found in Flint Lab kidding with Frank 
Canavan. We never did find out who was the better 
kidder. When B. P. degrees (bachelor of personality) 
are given out, Mike will surely be given the highest 



John Howe Kelso 

Horticulture Chester 

Collegian Correspondent, 2; Cross Country, 1, 2 — 
Assistant Manager, 2; Track, 1, 2 — Manager; Horticul- 
ture Show, 1; Recreation Conference, 2; 4-H Club, 1, 2; 
Horticulture Club, 1, 2. 
Hobbies — Inventing, Nature Study, Skiing. 
We wonder if "Scoop" will ever give in to an ad- 
versary in a verbal battle. His tactics are unique, and, 
we think, copyrighted, so we will dwell no longer on 
that score for fear of royalty charges. Scoop has 
certainly set a standard which we think will be diffi- 
cult to surpass in his editing of our Stockbridge News 
column in the Collegian. His seriousness of thought 
accompanies a scholastic ability which is above 

Charles Leon Kimball 

Animal Husbandry Pittsfield 

4-H Club, 1, 2; Animal Husbandry Club, 1, 2. 
Hobby — Driving and Mechanics. 

"Chuck" is the Pittsfield farmer who ran the official 
taxi to Dalton and points West. His past experience 
in 4-H Club work held him in good stead in the Little 
International and the Dairy Showmanship Contest. 
With a Brown Swiss herd already started, we hope 
his plans for the future materialize soon. 

Morris L. Kohn 

Horticulture Roxbury 

Horticulture Show, 1; Recreation Conference, 1, 2; 
State Dramatics, 2; Horticulture Club, 1, 2; Menorah 
Club, 1, 2. 
Hobbies — Dramatics, Horseback Riding and Hiking. 
"Morrie", the head of our three man catalogue col- 
lecting group, is said to have enough trade pamphlets 
to arouse the envy of such an astute collector as 
Mr. Tramposch. Not only a talker but a "doer", he 
usually lead in the extra-curricular activities which 
required labor as well as thought. If success comes 
through effort, Morrie, you're bound to succeed. 

Alfred Melvin Kumins 

Floriculture Dorchester 

Track, 1; 4-H Club, 1, 2; Floriculture Club, 1; Horti- 
culture Club, 1, 2; Bat Club, 1, 2. 
Hobby — Cars. 

If you see two "size twelves" protruding from be- 
neath a run-down excuse of a car, you may be sure 
it's "Schlep". "Catastrophe" often needs the mechan- 
ically minded boy who intends to sell a tire with every 
corsage. "Al" thinks Amherst is a great town, but 
what mystery carried him to good old Dorchester each 
week? He has a knack for mixing play with work, 
and with the exception of being the "class tease", that 
pipe of his and his good nature have won him many 
friends at Stockbridge. 



William Napoleon Lavoie 

Dairy Manufactures Lowell 

Varsity Athletics; Football, 1, 2; Dairy Club, 1, 2; 
Sociology Club, 1, 2; Newman Club, 2. 

Hobbies — Horseback riding, golf, good movies and 

"Bud" is Lowell's contribution to the Dairy Industry 
and the classes' representative to the New England 
Dairymen's Association. He combined business with 
pleasure and spent his week-ends working at home. 
Every job he undertook, whether big or small, was 
met with a determination to come out on top. He 
was well liked by his classmates and the smiling 
object of many of their jests. His peaceful nature 
will continue to win him friends and help in the 
successful management of his father's dairy. Good 
luck, Bud, and beware of the fairer sex. 

Norman Fairbanks Lawton 



Poultry Club, 1, 2; 4-H Club, 1, 2; Football, 1, 2; 
Basketball, 1, 2; Baseball, 2. 

Hobby — Animal Husbandry. 

Known as a poultry expert, when Norm voiced an 
opinion he knew what he was talking about and 
others listened. A fine athlete as well as a scholar, 
he excelled in football, baseball, and basketball. Norm 
goes home every week-end to take care of his cer- 
tified chieks ... so he says . . . but all the chickens 
are not in coops! 

0. Theodore Lindgren 


New Bedford 

Football, 1, 2; Dance Committees, 1, 2; Horticulture 
Show, 1; Horticulture Club, 1. 

Hobby — Horseback Riding. , 

Up from the salty coast came "Ted" with the hopes 
of becoming a horticulturist. He has. He had that 
certain something which most of us lack, the power 
to ask questions when we don't understand. His round 
smile brought life to every class and made school a 

Weikko Albert Mackie 

Wildlife Management Hubbardston 

Shorthorn Board— Sports Editor; 4-H Club, 1, 2; 
Bat Club, 2; Recreation Conference, 1, 2; Wildlife Play, 
2; Intramural Baseball; Cross Country, 1, 2 — Captain, 
2; Track, 1, 2— Captain, 2. 

Hobby — Hunting and Fishing. 

"Red" is a good-natured, all-round fellow and a 
true friend. When the going was tough, "Mackie" 
buckled down and carried his share of the load. He 
spent most of his week-ends at home for two reasons 
... his father needed a good strong back to help 
with the farm work . . . and then there was a girl 
friend often referred to with a grin. Red's snappy, 
"Well, I guess so" traveled far and wide and echoed 
across the campus. We are sure that his determination 
and good nature will carry him far as a "wildlifer". 



Charles F. Mandell 

Horticulture Rockland 

Shorthorn Board, Statistical Editor; Class Treasurer, 
2; Horticulture Club, 1, 2; Horticulture Show, 1; 
Recreational Conference, 2; Football, 1, 2. 
Hobby — Photography. 

"Charlie" will be remembered for his sportsmanship 
and career in sports, his pleasant manner in handling 
school activities, and chiefly his own ever jovial and 
smiling personality. He is an easy fellow to be friends 
with and as loyal in friendship as he is to a certain 
little girl in the Flori. class. Any male acquaintances of 
Charlie's would call him a frank and loyal friend with 
a disposition "par excellence". The best to you, Charlie, 
old man. 

Richard Stewart Mayberry 

Floriculture Orange 

Horticulture Show, 1; Floriculture Club, 1; Horti- 
culture Club, 1; Alpha Tau Gamma, 1, 2 — House 
Manager, 2. 

Hobby — Stamp collecting. 

Pensive "Dick", the boy who likes to take time to 
think things over, is a full fledged member of the "One 
Minute of Eight Club". Why? — because of long hours 
spent in study the night before, naturally! His broad 
grin and hearty laugh exemplify his easy-going, jovial, 
good-natured personality. A great guy and may good 
fortune be yours, Dick, in years to come. 

Albert Mitchell 

Hotel Management Taunton 

Pandocios Club, 1, 2; Class Play. 

Hobby — Stamps and Coins. 

Of continental manner, "Al" easily wins respect and 
many friends. He dresses in a clubby manner, works 
with serious ambition, and talks and lives the hotel 
life. For variation: golf, tennis, and rip-roaring jaunts 
to the cities all find their way into his hapyy existence. 
May he always receive this happiness and good luck. 

Florence H. Morse 



Horticulture Club, 1, 2; Tri-Sigma, 1, 2. 

Quiet and reserved, but with a certain determination 
always present, Florence has made a wonderful 
scholastic record which will be difficult to surpass. 
The one real student in the Flori. class! She has a 
keen interest in growing plants. We all hope she 
will have what she desires most — a successful future, 
a garden to care for, and a chance to hike through 
thick and thin. 



Stephen Kingsley Morse 

Horticulture East Woodstock, Connecticut 

Student Council, 2 — Treasurer; Shorthorn Board — 
Assistant Business Manager; Horticulture Show, 1; 
Recreation Conference, 2; 4-H Club, 1, 2; Football, 1; 
Winter Track, 1; Alpha Tau Gamma, 1, 2— Secretary, 2. 
Not a native son, but any time Connecticut cannot 
use him, we in Massachusetts will be proud to have 
him. A good-natured, hard working fellow whom 
everyone has listed among their friends. "Steve" is 
going to work with "Shorty" Norton at the close of 
school and we wish to take this opportunity to send 
our best wishes for success to our former classmate 
along with "Steve". The best of luck to both of you 

Myron Montgomery Munson 

Dairy Manufactures Amherst 

Dairy Club, 1, 2. 

"Muns" is one of those people who appears to take 
life easy and come out on top every time. He is an 
example of the "local boy makes good" adage. His 
greatest weakness in school has been that of attending 
sorority dances; however, Muns is one of the most 
promising members of the Dairy class. His ability as 
a student, accompanied by his seriousness and deter- 
mination, will help fulfill his aspirations. 

Collister Donald MacDonell 

Animal Husbandry Washington, Connecticut 

4-H Club, 1, 2; Animal Husbandry Club, 1, 2. 
Hobby — Stamps. 

"Mac" was more versatile than his mates in both 
athletic events and social functions. Whether it was 
to lunch or to Ludlow, Mac and Chuck were always 
together. When he settles down to the business of 
life, the State of Connecticut will have another fine 
farmer in its ranks. 

James Joseph McDonough 

Wildlife Management Springfield 

Varsity Athletics; Football, 1, 2; Recreation Con- 
ference, 1, 2; Wildlife Play, 2; Alpha Tau Gamma, 1, 2. 
Hobby — Hunting and Fishing. 

James McDonough, better known by his classmates 
as "powerhouse", comes to us from Springfield, where 
he might well be considered the chief of the fire de- 
partment. His love for the outdoors perhaps led him 
to major in Wildlife, and his ability to fish and hunt 
is surpassed only by his desire to find work in his 
field. When it comes to telling "fish" stories, his 
rating is not disputed. May your ambitions lead you 
high in the Department of Conservation, Jim. 



Thomas Bernard MacQuinn 

Animal Husbandry South Weymouth 

Dairy Club, 1; Animal Husbandry Club, 1, 2. 
Hobbies — Hunting, Gun Collecting, Camping, 


"Bernie" was that jovial Scotchman from Weymouth 

and boasted the title of being the class heavyweight. 

If his Hereford steers follow his proportions, success 

is just around the corner. Good luck, Mac, we're all 

rooting for you. 


Charles Erold Nelson 

Dairy Manufactures Fall River 

Dairy Club, 1, 2. 

Hobbies — Golf, Tennis and Sailing. 

A finer chap you will never meet. "Charlie" is 
ambitious and one of the top students in the Dairy 
class. He hails from Fall River and under his quiet, 
calm exterior will be found a young man full of fun. 
He appreciated a good joke, whether it happened to 
be on himself or on the Profs. A clear thinker, with 
a pleasant personality, Charlie will be a leader in the 
Dairy industry. We hope your ambition to be a 
Laboratory Technician will be realized. Do not let 
an obstacles deflect you from your course, Charlie. 
You have the best wishes of the class with you always. 


Alfred Elbridge Norton 

Horticulture Vineyard Haven 

Varsity Athletics; Horticulture Show, 1; Band, 1; 
Horticulture Club, 1; Sociology Club, 1 ,2; Alpha Tau 
Gamma, 1, 2 — Treasurer, 2. 

"Al" hails from off the coast of Massachusetts. He 
is one of the few members of our class who has his 
own business. Maybe that explains the new '39 
Plymouth, which could be seen around at anytime. 
He is small in stature but he gets there just the same! 
Where there is smoke there is fire — where Al is also 
will be Steve. Al left us early, but will be back next 
year to graduate. A world of luck to you and your 
business, Al! 


William Pierce Ogden 


Wolcott, Connecticut 

Football, 1; Orchestra, 1, 2; Band, 1, 2; Floriculture 
Club; Alpha Tau Gamma, 1, 2. 

Hobby — Music. 

A tow-head driving his trusty old Ford, "Bill" could 
be seen on campus practically any time of day. He 
is a very loyal A. T. G. man, and has a weakness for 
running off with a certain greenhouse worker. "I'll 
do my Flori tomorrow night," says Bill. We all will 
miss his cheery smile and willingness to help. Good 
luck to you, Bill! 



Charles Bright Olds 

Hotel Management 

East Northfield 

Pandocios Society; Recreation Conference, 1, 2; Class 
Play; Collegian Reporter, 1. 

"Charlie" is very quiet and unassuming but you 
know the old saying, "Still waters run deep". He 
has worked hard in school and equally hard outside 
in order that he might remain here. The hotel group 
wouldn't be complete without Charlie, because his 
quick wit and winning way, once you know him, are 
not easily forgotten. In all he does, Charlie is eager, 
willing, thoughtful, and is filled with a keen zest for 
hotel work and for life. His eventual success is 

Casper John Percdnia 


Football, 1, 2; Horticulture Show, 1; Recreation Con- 
ference, 2; 4-H Club, 2; Horticulture Club, 1, 2— Presi- 
dent, 2; Stosag. 

Hobbies — Baseball and Nature Study. 

When a leader was needed for any trying situation, 
"Kay" could always be depended upon to fill the 
breach. One of our all-around athletes, outstanding 
in football and baseball; likewise a scholar, who gets 
the fullest out of living. If anyone was asked to state 
his qualifications, the only answer could be — outstand- 

William Phillips, Jr. 

Pomology Beverly 

"Bill's" visits to the many far and near places gave 
him the opportunity to talk with his classmates of 
the many interesting things he saw, directly or in- 
directly concerned with Pomology. Bill is a very 
studious and ambitious young man, which has 
made him one of the outstanding students of his class. 
All of Bill's fellow students wish him the best of luck 
in his studies when he enters Cornell University next 

Charles R. Pickard 

Wildlife Management Salisbury 

Bat Club, 1, 2; Recreation Conference, 1, 2; Wildlife 
Play, Football, 1. 
Hobby — Hunting. 

Contrary to most modern young men, "Pic" believes 
that nights were made for sleep . . . and we do mean 
sleep. But when conditions were favorable and Pic 
did get to class, it became very apparent to all that 
his ability to work surpassed his ability to sleep. We 
know you will succeed, Pic, in your wildlife work, and 
say . . . when you're over in Spencer, will you remem- 
ber us to her? 



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John A. Plotczyk 

Hotel Management Northfield 

Student Council, 1; Pandocios Society; Horticulture 
Show, 1; Recreation Conference, 1, 2; Stosag. 
Hobby— Golf. 

"Johnny" is a golfer and accountant of renown, but 
he has chosen the hotel field as his major interest. 
On campus he is easily recognized by his big smile 
and subtle wit. Although John gives an angelic im- 
pression, there is much deviltry 'neath that mild ex- 
terior. Success is sure to come Johnny's way as he 
has a keen interest and marvelous stick-to-it-iveness 
which is essential in hotel work. 

Raymond Edward Potter 



Hockey, 1, 2; Horticulture Show, 1; Glee Club, 2; 
4-H Club, 1, 2; Horticulture Club, 1, 2; Sociology 
Club, 1, 2; Kolony Klub, 1, 2— House Marshal, 2. 

Hobbies — Swimming, Hiking and Camping. 

"Ray" hails from the town of Ludlow and can easily 
be recognized by his stocky build and farmer's walk. 
He is a happy-go-lucky chap, and always smiling, yet 
his scholastic record shows he has more "on the ball" 
than a grin. Ray leaves many friends behind; all of 
whom feel certain that with his pleasing personality 
and ability to get along, he can successfully overcome 
any obstacles. 

North Billerica 
Editor; Horticulture 

Robert William Potter 

Vegetable Gardening 

Shorthorn Board, Assistant 
Show, 1; 4-H Club, 1, 2. 

Hobbies — Traveling and Photography. 

"Bob" is the fellow who likes to sneak away every 
week-end. How come, Bob, you never did that last 
year? One of the silent type until the fun begins — 
then clear the decks for action because he will be in 
the center of it. We hope you won't have to take 
that job you had on placement again this summer, as 
it must have been a strain on your good humor to 
answer all the questions. May your business be a 
thriving one, Bob. 

Charles Joseph Russo 

Poultry Lawrence 

Poultry Club, 1, 2 — President, 2; Football, 1, 2; 
Varsity Athletics. 
Hobby — Boxing. 

Our class comedian, with his clever strutting and 
grand personality, has kept us laughing for hours. He 
is a good athlete and student, giving his best in both. 
Charlie lived at the poultry plant as assistant care- 
taker. (Many of us thought that he lived at the 
Mt. Pleasant Inn.) President of the Poultry Club 
and outstanding in outside activities, Charlie will go 
far if he keeps up his present pace. 



Russell S. Shaw 

Horticulture Simsbury, Connecticut 

Class Play; Glee Club, 2; Horticulture Club, 1, 2. 
Hobby— Hiking. 

"Russ" is another hillboy from Connecticut and, 
much to the chagrin of Bob Abbott, we'll have to give 
him the nod as the best dressed man on campus. 
Conservative with a flare, is Russ's strong point and 
he carries it out, not only in dress, but in all other 
phases of his work. Much to your advantage, Russ! 

Daniel Joseph Shine 

Animal Husbandry Cambridge 

Glee Club, 1, 2; Animal Husbandry Club, 1, 2. 
Hobby — Sheep raising. 

If the most boisterous member of the class were 
to be elected, it would most likely be D. J. His 
fighting Irish spirit kept the class in trim for the 
tough jobs that faced it. With that same spirit, no 
problem should be too difficult for him to surmount. 

Agronomy Club, 1; Animal 
Bat Club, 1, 2. 

Richard A. Smith 

Animal Husbandry 

Outing Club, 1, 2; 
Husbandry Club, 1, 2; 

Hobby — Stamps. 

"Dick" or "Smitty" was his "handle", and his pet 
aversion seemed to be girls. His collection of head- 
wear should be on exhibition at the World's Fair. 
This might also give the girls some competition in the 
Easter Parade. With his future resting on a com- 
bination of grass silage and Guernseys, Dick might 
have the jump on more conservative members of the 

Richard Marshall Sparks 

Dairy Manufactures Wakefield 

Varsity Athletics; Football, 1, 2; Student Council, 
2; Alpha Tau Gamma, 1, 2 — Sergeant-at-Arms, 2. 

"Dick" is the quiet type that never says much, but 
does a lot. He has proven this several times on the 
gridiron where he was considered our iron man. He 
has a heart as big as himself; and, as the saying goes, 
"He would give you the shirt off his back." He is 
a hard, conscientious worker and is always ready to 
aid a friend in distress. He was a distinct asset to 
the Dairy class. Here's hoping for a very successful 
future for you, Dick! 





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Edgar Winfred Spear 

Poultry Everett 

4-H Club, 1, 2; Poultry Club, 1, 2. 

Hobby — Stamps and Coins. 

"Pinky", the diplomat, goes Joe Penner one better: 
his version of it is, "I'll bring the chicken . . . you fix 
the rest". We were wondering how George Pushee 
was putting on so much weight lately. Yes ... he 
gets around . . . but at present is pretty well tied 
down with a Mount Holyoke girl . . . not that he's 
neglecting anyone on the campus. Pinky is a strong 
and willing worker and is sure to make the grade 
when the time comes. 

Arthur Phillips Stedman 

Animal Husbandry Amherst 

Band, 1; Animal Husbandry Club, 1, 2; Kolony 
Klub, 1. 

Hobby — Machinery and Deisels. 

The Romeo of the campus is none other than 
"Greaser". For every three girls he passes, he knows 
four of them. His flashy red-wheeled Plymouth is 
well known from Newark to Newton. Though he has 
worked his way through school, and been confronted 
with many problems, he is always ready with his 
boisterous laugh. Phil's only obstacle to a successful 
career will be his great generosity. 

Clarence Edward Stillman 

Horticulture Granby, Connecticut 

Horticulture Club, 1, 2 — Secretary, 2; Horticulture 
Show, 1. 

Hobby — Hunting. 

Any fellow who has the number of outside interests 
that "Style" has, and is still scholastically high, is a 
person to be looked up to. These outside interests, 
however, are not entirely to do with his school — or 
do we have special courses at one of the sororities? 
We wish you the best of luck, Style, but with a fellow 
of your ability, luck isn't the only essential factor! 

Vincent Thomas Sullivan 

Horticulture Chicopee 

Football, 2; Basketball, 2; Horticulture Show, 1; 
Recreation Conference, 2; Horticulture Club, 1. 
Hobby — Quizzing the boys. 

To make our world a safer place for the Democrats, 
we need more men like "Sullie". "Politics and horti- 
culture just do not mix," says he, "so you can call 
me a 'Horticrat'." Whenever suggestions or ideas pop 
into Sullie's mind, you can be sure that they will be 
voiced, for they seem to be based on sound and 
logical thinking — the practical kind. A fine athlete, 


a man s man! 



Raymond Ernest Taylor 

Dairy Manufactures Worcester 

Football, 1, 2; Dairy Club, 1, 2; Animal Husbandry 
Club, 2; DeMolay Club, 1, 2; Sociology Club, 1, 2; 
Alpha Tau Gamma, 1, 2— House Manager, 2. 
Hobby — Baseball. 

"Ray" hails from Worcester and is the finest type 
of fellow that can be met with. He is industrious, 
a hard worker and a keenly interested dairyman, who 
has added much to our class. Ray's chief ambition 
is to someday be manager of a large Dairy plant. 
While at school he has had to surmount many obstacles 
to gain a diploma. He is one of the few men who 
put himself through school by working hard at the 
College Cafeteria. In spite of his hard work, Ray 
always found time for some sort of recreation. He 
has constantly distinguished himself in the Aggie 
Econo. Class. He is an ardent baseball fan and a 
fine player himself. Well-mannered and well-groomed, 
he was one of the most liked fellows in the class. 

James Edward Teevan 

Pomology Boston 

"Jim Teevan of the Dorchester Teevans", as he was 
known to us, his classmates. Hailing from the city, 
Jim came to Stockbridge to learn the art of Pomology 
. . . and his time has been well spent. Possessing 
little knowledge of agriculture when he came, he 
leaves with a fine basic knowledge of this field. We 
are sure that he will be very successful in his chosen 
vocation and we wish him the best of luck. 

Alfred Nahumn Thompson, VI 

Vegetable Gardening Framingham 

Varsity Athletics; Football, 1; Baseball, 2; Alpha 
Tau Gamma, 2. 
Hobby— Baseball. 

"Tommy" hails from Framingham and is renowned as 
a foremost authority on hiking — well, the hiking is on 
a small scale of course, as the route is only up and 
down the hill in the rear of A. T. G. house. Tom 
is a good mixer and if it's some help you want he 
is always willing to lend a hand. We'll always re- 
member you, Tommy! 

Guy Burgess Thornton 

Vegetable Gardening Webster 

Horticulture Show, 1. 

Hobby — Library Hunts. 

"Joe" is, without a doubt, the quietest, most re- 
served fellow of the class. He is probably the Prof's 
ideal student in that he makes no disturbances what- 
soever in classrooms. We have also found Guy most 
studious, spending much of his spare time in some of 
the libraries. With his knowledge and experience, 
we are certain that he will become a true scientific 
Vegetable Gardener. 



David Fowle Treadway 

Hotel Management Williamstown 

Shorthorn Board, Activities Editor; Kolony Klub, 

1, 2 — Treasurer, 2; Pandocios Society — President, 1, 2; 

Recreation Conference, 1, 2; Class Play. 
Hobby — Tennis . 
"Dave" with his ear to ear grin, his sporty sedan, 

his many activities and honors, and his personality, 

has led "the boys" of the Hotel course for two years. 

In typical host fashion, which he has inherited from 

his famous father, Dave is the perfect arranger, 

planner and dreamer of the course ... he cannot fail. 

Off campus we find him on a tennis court or with 


Alexander Frank Tripp 

Animal Husbandry Westport 

Football, 2; Track, 2; Animal Husbandry Club 
Though "Alec" has been with us only a year, he 
has done much for the class. He did very well in 
the Dairy Judging Contest by walking off with second 
place. He is a great bicycle enthusiast, and rides a 
bike, won in a race. With his knowledge of dairying, 
and the ideal New Bedford market near his home, 
he will "go to town" often in the future. 

Ralph Foster Verrill 

Animal Husbandry Concord 

Glee Club, 1, 2; Animal Husbandry Club, 1, 2; Class 

With his oratorical ability and proficiency, Ralph 
should be a lawyer. We expect that some day he will 
be one of Concord's leading politicians. It won't be 
long before he will be building that 100-cow barn, 
for we all have great confidence in his business ability. 

Andrew Cleveland Warner 

Animal Husbandry Sunderland 

Animal Husbandry Club, 1, 2— Secretary, 2. 
"Butch" is to be one of New England's future cattle 
and horse dealers. Much of his time was spent at 
the college barns, where he proved himself to be one 
of the most energetic members of the class. He also 
did well in his activities. With his quick wit, this 
Yankee will get the better of many bargains 



Benning Lewis Wentworrh, Jr. 

Animal Husbandry Melrose 

Football, 1, 2; Basketball, 1, 2; Animal Husbandry 
Club, 1, 2; Alpha Tau Gamma, 1, 2. 

"Benny", who delighted in mussing up Andy, was, 
himself, the neatest member of the class. Many of 
his spare moments were spent in participating in 
various sports. When it came to showing sheep in 
the Little International, Benny went to the top. With 
his heart set on sheep as a means for a future liveli- 
hood, his farm should prove to New England that 
diversification is profitable. 

Elliot Marshall Wheeler 

Animal Husbandry Brookline 

Football, 1, 2; Student Council, 1; Animal Husbandry 
Club, 1, 2; Dance Committee, 1. 
Hobby — Swing Music. 

"Fuzzy" will be remembered as "Joseph College, 
Esq.". For all of his flashy dress he is quite proficient 
in the manual arts. With Brookline conveniently 
located near West Roxbury, he should have no trouble 
in securing a good partner to make his home life a 
happy one. 

William Francis Whelan 

Hotel Management Allston 

Shorthorn Board, Literary Editor; Kolony Klub, 
1, 2; Recreation Conference, 2; Pandocios Club, 1, 2 — 
Treasurer, 2. 

Hobby — Swimming. 

With that infectious smile and grin combination, 
this latest contemporary of Charles Atlas cavorts 
around campus among his many friends. "Bill" is 
known to all as "Parker House Bill", for that is where 
he hails from ... in fact, we all suspect that he 
will not wait long until he becomes some sort of 
executive there. Bill has the personality, the am- 
bition, and the ability to succeed. 

Francis Chase Whitman 

Hotel Management Cambridge 

Pondocios Club, 1, 2. 

Hobby — Magic. 
^ Working his way through two years of Stockbridge, 
"Happy Frank" Whitman has won the respect and 
friendship of every member of the Hotel course. As 
the capable, efficient assistant manager of Drake's 
Hotel, he nroves his ability. As the popular student, 
he receives excellent marks considering his extra 
activities of working long hours at the hotel. We all 
hope to be present when he starts ascending the long 
ladder of success, because we think that he will con- 
tinue to reaching the heights. 



G. Norman Wilkinson, Jr. 

Wildlife Management Williamsport, Pennsylvania 

Shorthorn Board, Editor-in-chief, 2; Bat Club, 1, 2— 
President, 1, 2; Zoology Club, 2; Outing Club, 2; Rec- 
reation Conference, 1, 2; Wildlife Play, 2; Baseball, 2. 
Hobbies — Giving Nature Talks and Lectures, Hunt- 
ing and Fishing, American Red Cross Life Saving and 
First Aid Examiner. 

A level-headed thinker, a true conservationist, an 
organizer and leader who is always ready to lend a 
helping hand, is our Editor-in-chief, "Norm". His 
main object in life is to put the Massachusetts Con- 
servation Department on the same high level with 
that of his native state, Pennsylvania. He is always 
happiest when he has the sky over his head, and the 
man who has Norm for a hunting or fishing pal is 
fortunate indeed. We are sure that his personality 
and ambition will carry him a long way on his road 
to success. 

Donald Kingsley Williams 

Horticulture Westhampton 

Horticulture Show, 1; Glee Club, 2; Horticulture 
Club, 2; Sociology Club, 1, 2; Kolony Klub, 1, 2. 
Hobby — Pistol Shooting. 

"Don" came from North "Hamp", and is justly proud 
of it. He is a good student, fisherman, and athlete; 
popular with all who know him. He has been active 
in all school work which his time permitted him to 
enter into. Before you leave, Don, there is one burn- 
ing question yet to be answered, "Who are the two 
girls from Georgetown you and Charlie Bein have 
been raving about all year and yet kept so well 

Clermont, New York 

Edward V. Wilson 


Hobby — Pipes. 

The Humor Boy of the Pom. Class. Ed was always 
ready with a cheerful word accompanied by a great 
smile at the proper time and place. A very studious 
and ambitious young man, Ed was a good representa- 
tive from New York State. Ed's visits to Mt. Holyoke 
and his collection of smoking pipes took most of his 
spare time. From all his classmates, Ed receives best 
wishes in the raising of New York's finest fruit. 

Howard William Winter 

Horticulture Westminster 

Glee Club, 2; Horticulture Club, 1, 2— Treasurer, 2; 
Dance Committee, 2. 
Hobby — Hiking. 

"Howie", of the smiling eyes and generous grin, is 
one of the most popular all-around lads in school. 
Howie's chief ambition outside the Horticulture field 
is to provide a stronger link between Massachusetts 
and Minnesota, — a union. Howie is a good scholar 
and worker. The campus looks much the better for 
his efforts of last summer. We hope you will have 
as much success out of school, Howie, as you have 
enjoyed while with us these two years. 



Lawrence Curtis Woodfall 

Poultry Belmont 

Poultry Club, 1, 2; Alpha Tau Gamma, 1, 2; Foot- 
ball, 1; Basketball, 2— Manager 2. 
Hobby — Dancing. 

"Woody", who believes that all cannot be learned 
in the class room, will be remembered as a carefree, 
agreeable and likable fellow. With his swing music 
and his school, Woody did exceptionally well. "Two 
sleepy people, too much in love to say good night" 
was his favorite tune and furnished a good excuse 
for taking short naps in the class room. His friendli- 
ness, his business ideas, and his everlasting inspiration 
and happiness — Ruthy — all lead to the road to suc- 

Gordon T. Woods 

Wildlife Management Newington, Connecticut 

Shorthorn Board, Art Editor, 2; Outing Club, 1, 2; 
Recreation Conference, 1, 2; Wildlife Play, 2. 

Hobbies — Hunting, Trapping, Fishing and Drawing. 
"Woodie", who would work wonders with winsome 
wit where wisdom was wanting, could keep classes 
carefree and cheerful with convivial cracks concerning 
current cares and classwork. His ability to make 
friends was only surpassed by his ability to do a job 
thoroughly, and we are sure that with these two 
assets, he need not worry about establishing himself 
in wildlife work. Better start in on Massachusetts, 
Woodie . . . they need your help. 

Fred L. Wright, Jr. 



Recreation Conference, 2; Horticulture Show, 1; 
Outing Club, 1; Bat Club, 1, 2; Stosag. 

Hobbies — Fishing, Hiking and Gardening. 

"Fred" is one of our more serious lads, but he can 
readily "convert" himself, if need be. He is one of 
"the gang", and is always concerned about how he 
fared in an exam — but, just refer to the Stosag awards. 
When arguing with him, prepare some apology, for 
Fred is always "Wright"! 

Warren Granville Wright 

Animal Husbandry Abington 

Football, 1; Varsity Athletics; Glee Club, 2; 4-H 

Club, 1, 2; Animal Husbandry Club, 1, 2. 
Hobby — Fishing. 
Whenever information was needed about the "Cape" 

Red was there to give it. He was regarded by his 

instructors and classmates as an authority on swine. 

He proved this knowldge by taking first place in 

showing Swine during the Little International of 1939. 

With his convincing arguments, Fed should make a 

good feed salesman. 



Douglas K. Henderson 



Horticulture Show, 1; Glee Club, 2; Horticulture 
Club, 1, 2— Vice-President, 2; Kolony Klub, 1, 2. 

Hobbies — Swimming, Nature Study. 

"Doug" is the Hort. class's man for a new, New Deal. 
An able and interesting talker, he is perhaps the best 
informed man on foreign politics that we have on 
campus. He is going abroad to work in one of the 
most beautiful gardens of all England and he can be 
assured that he carries along the best wishes of all 
classmates. Best of luck and final success for you, 


Beachmont, Massachusetts 

Plymouth, Massachusetts 

Williamansett, Massachusetts 

Scituate, Massachusetts 

Upper Montclair, New Jersey 

Chelmsford, Massachusetts 




William Stowell Allen 
Bertha Bement Antes 
Francis Arthur Ashline 
William Chandler Atkins 
Howland Fay Atwood 
Knight Abbott Badger, Jr. 
Philip Albert Baum 
Arlene Beach 
Lawrence Albert Bearce 
Beverly Sturgeon Bein 
Edwin Allen Benchley, Jr. 
Virginia Isabella Bigwood 
William Smith Boettcher, Jr. 
Sanford Bookless 
Charles Henry Bothfeld 
Clyde Towns Brennan 
Eben Barnard Brown 
Walter Herbert Brown 
Meredith Foxwell Bryant 
Rudolph Louis Bume 
Richard Rexford Clayton 
Rachel Louise Clough 
Howard LeRoy Clute 
William George Collins 
Charles Henry Collis 
John Arthur Costa 
Charlotte Leavitt Cox 
Howard Paul Davison 
James Newman Deary 
Silvio Peter DeBonis 
John DeSpencer 
Vernon Gilbert Doty 
George Campbell Douglas 
Philip Warren Elmer 
Arnold Gustav Erickson 
Norman Wilcox Estabrooks 
Arnold Morton Fischer 

Walter Gowdy Foster 
Ernest Charles Fournier 
Roy Leonard Frye 
James Parker Gibson 
Walter Francis Golash 
Earl Stewart Goodale 
Henry Thompson Griffin 
Edward Howard Haczela 
Lowell Knight Hammond 
George Sylvester Hartley 
Percival Vining Hastings 
Rolf Fedor Werner Heitmann 
Edwin Eino Helander 
Walter Matthew Hobbs 
James Joseph Jenkins 
Robert Jenney 
John Jessel 

Chester Martin Johnson 
John Edward Kennedy 
William Wright King 
Henry Francis Knightly 
Vaughn Kochakian 
Charles Weber Ladd 
John Wesley Lawrence 
Paul Sylvester Lehtola 
Hyman Litwack 
Donald Robert Luther 
Arthur Maki 

Maynard Frederick Marsh 
Edward Martin Martinsen 
Joseph Charles Martula 
Robert McHardy 
Freeman Daniel Meader 
Edward Roman Melnik 
Donald Elwin Nason 
William Hans Nehring 
Margaret Neilson 

Ivar Arne Nielsen 
Richard Belden North 
Harold Oehler 
John Esa Oinonen 
Stanley Fulton Parker 
Wallace Richard Parker 
Estelle Nancy Pierce 
George Harold Phillips, Jr. 
Norman Joseph Reilly 
John Edward Rice, Jr. 
Oliver Melvin Richardson 
Robert James Riedl 
Louis Andrew Ruggles 
Louis Charles Schwaab 
Bertha Louise Searle 
Walter Jerome Seelig, II 
Henry Lloyd Shuster 
Albert Edmund Simoni, Jr. 
Francis Joseph Simonich 
John Jacob Sloet 
Rupert Martin Smith 
Joseph Pierce Spalding 
Frank Manly Stone 
Ralph Waldo Stone, Jr. 
Raymond Charles Surgen 
Richard Mather Taylor 
Edwin Hubbard Treadwell 
Arthur Vernal Tripp, Jr. 
Howard Sidney Tripp 
Ralph Goodrich Tryon, Jr. 
Victor Joseph Vellali 
Frank Welch Vincent 
Marion Patricia Watson 
Edmund Dwight Wells, Jr. 
Elliot Albert Williams 
Frank Stanley Yazwinski 



Two years ago a spring intramural program was suggested and finally 
initiated as part of the Stockbridge Athletic Program. A trophy is pre- 
sented each year by the Physical Education Department to the team scoring 
the highest number of points. The events are: an indoor track meet, an 
outdoor track meet, and an intramural baseball league. 

The weather prohibited an early start so to date the winners have not 
all been determined. The competition is keen and a great deal of enthusiasm 
is being shown by the students participating. 

The different classes represented are: Animal Husbandry, Dairy and 
Poultry combined, Horticulture and Floriculture combined, Wildlife, Vege- 
table Gardening and Hotel Majors combined. 


Robert Abbott 
Charles Bien 
Mason Davis 
John Donovan 
James Doherty 
James Everett 
Weston Fenton 
John Goodale 
Edward Harrington 
Morris Kohn 

Alfred Kumins 
Theodore Lindgren 
Charles Mandell 
Richard Mayberry 
William Ogden 
Casper Perednia 
Raymond Potter 
Russell Shaw 
Clarence Stillman 
Donald Williams 


Oscar Bodwell 
Sumner Carlson 
Malcolm Clark 
Wilfred Hines 
Carl Hook 
Charles Kimball 
Donald MacDonnell 

Thomas MacQuinn 
Philips Stedman 
Alexander Tripp 
Ralph Verrill 
Andrew Warner 
Benning Wentworth 
Elliot Wheeler 


James Alexakos 
John Brewster 
William Fitzpatrick 
John Fuller 
Fred Guyott 
Eugen Gieringer 
Proctor Houle 
Weikko Mackie 
James McDonough 
Albert Mitchell 
Charles Olds 

Charles Pickard 
John Plotczyk 
Robert Potter 
Alfred Thompson 
Guy Thornton 
David Treadway 
William Whelan 
William Whitman 
Norman Wilkinson 
Gordan Woods 


Cornelius Ash 
Theodore Bartlett 
Norman Hubbard 
Robert Jones 
Michael Kandianis 
William Lavoie 
Richard Sparks 

Raymond Taylor 
Norman Bickford 
John Clancy 
Norman Lawton 
Charles Russo 
Edgar Spear 
Lawrence Woodfall 






MONDAY, APRIL 24, 1939 

Hort. and Flori. vs Wildlife 

TUESDAY, APRIL 25, 1939 

An. Hus. vs Dairy 


Hort. and Flori. vs An. Hus. 

MONDAY, MAY 1, 1939 

Wildlife vs Dairy 

TUESDAY, MAY 2, 1939 

Hort. and Flori. vs Dairy 

THURSDAY, MAY 4, 1939 

Wildlife vs An. Hus. 


APRIL 25 and 26, 1939 

The Spring Indoor Track Meet was be held in the Cage on Tuesday, 
April 25, and Wednesday, April 26, at 7:30 P. M. 

The following events were run: 

40 yard dash 
40 yard low hurdles 
300 yard run 
High jump 
Broad jump 

Relay— 4 men — 1 lap per man 
Each team was allowed six entries in the 40-yard dash, 40-yard low 
hurdles, high jump and broad jump; three entries in the 300-yard run, and 
one team in the relay. 


Each team will receive one point for each man who enters the running 
and field events. 

First place will count 5 points, second place 3 points, third place 2 points 
and fourth place 1 point. 

In the relay the winning team will score 5 points, second place 3 points, 
and third place 1 point. 

TUESDAY, APRIL 25, 1939 

40-YARD DASH— Trials and final. 

300-YARD RUN— Trials. 

HIGH JUMP — Each entry gets three tries at each height before dis- 

40-YARD LOW HURDLES— Trials and finals. 
300-YARD RUN— Finals. 

BROAD JUMP — Each entry to get three jumps. Best jump to count. 
RELAY — four man team, each man to run one lap. 




Let men slave away their years in a city, 

Tied to a desk, fit objects for pity 

By men who are born to a life clean and free 

Loving earth, sky, and nature, or Joyce Kilmore's 


Such men may never be professor or presidents 
But among them are numbered a nation's best residents. 
"Hicks", you may call them but they have been taught 
That the best things in life can seldom be bought! 

Every man has a place in the great plan of things, 
And I can't help but admire the fellow who sings, 
As he swings a keen axe or furrows the loam, 
On land he is conquering to help make a home. 

Some call life hard where men work with their hands, 
Never giving a thought that the tilling of lands 
Made way for the city where they are employed, 
Or helped earn the money that they have enjoyed. 

But man's life is not drudgery where he can feel 
At the end of a day, the zip of a reel, 
And if you should follow you might hear his shout, 
As he rejoices at the strike of a hard-fighting trout. 

Survival of the fittest is nature's law every hour 
Among bird, beast, and insect or even the flower, 
Contrast then this law with the policy of humans, 
Whose wars kill off youth and leave only ruins. ' 

Yes! My mind is a-wandering when writing these things 
Of forest and woodland and a farmer who sings, 
As he works hard or plays hard he's always alive 
And he's not too concerned how nations may strive. 

So, sincerely I wish that the Great God of Light, 
Could give every man a taste of this life. 
It would mould stronger lives and thus stronger nations 
Of happier souls with fewer temptations. 


(Before the Hurricane) 

The quiet of evening is settling down, 

As o'er the Pond there runs a frown 

Of rippling waves, as the soft breeze sighing, 

Pauses to listen to the Pied-billed's crying, 

He sounds like a hound on a far-away trail, 

And occasionally a Loon will add his wail. 

Thus I sit and listen to many voices, 

Some are familiar, other strange noises, 

The Red-winged's song or continuous scolding, 

Makes a sudden stillness when they are witholding, 

From the silent shadow which sails on high, 

It's a lofty Broadwing with a very sharp eye. 

This danger passes and what should I see 
But a swimming Muskrat with the branch of a tree, 
He maneuvers it well thru brush, around stump, 
And deposits it with others on a small hump, 
This strange looking pile being built like a dome, 
Will soon become the furred ones home. 

A fat Grey Squirrel approaches on her way to the elm tree, 

To gather more bark strips for the nest I can see, 

Hello! There're two Red Squirrels now in the basswood, 

Cutting and pealing red buds that must taste good, 

For they're stuffing themselves 'till their white stomachs stick out, 

Or a distant Eagle swings closer to put them to route. 

Small wonder men seek the quiet forest to think, 

For here can be found the lessons that link 

Our lives a bit closer to God's plan of love, 

And make us all realize his power from above, 

For we observe nature's children is part or the whole, 

And find that men only are endowed with a soul. 



After days and nights of continuous rain, 
How nature expands at the blue skies again, 
The forest streams as the sun's warmth is felt, 
And a light breeze sings while lending its help. 

Fragrance of pine and hemlock and smell, 
As sweet odors arise from each sylvan dell, 
Where leaves and rich earth are slowly mouldering, 
Forming new soil for the seeds they're enfolding. 

The thunder is over, the lightening flash past, 
Bright skies overhead that promise to last, 
With a song in my heart I again venture out, 
No longer afraid of being put to route. 

By black clouds that growled round old Ox Hill's top, 
Or came rushing over Toby's tower with never a stop, 
'Till they'd poured down their deluge on forest and cover, 
And turned the ponds brook into a veritable river. 

Thus men's spirits are dampened by repeated drenchings, 
Rough paths may be followed with many heart wrenchings, 
But somewhere ahead if the Rain God is kind, 
Is the rainbow of life for us all to find. 



Front Row, left to right — John Eadie, Ralph Verrill, Leon Brock, Eugen Gieringer, Roland 

Aldrich, David Treadway, Charles Russo. 
Second Row, left to right — Charles Olds, W. James Everett, Albert Mitchell, Edgar Spear, 

Russell Shaw. 
Mrs. Franz, Mrs. Fraker, Douglas Henderson, Mike Kandianis, Morris Kohn, John Goodale 

and Edward Wilson were absent when picture was taken. 



Faculty Coach, Lee Varley, presented the 1939 Senior Class Play with great success. 
To those who are theatrically wise it will be easy to recall the exceptional success that 
followed the production of this master mystery play when it was originally presented by 
Sam H. Harris in New York several seasons ago. It played for one entire year in New 
York and during the past few years has been playing long engagements in Boston, Phila- 
delphia, Chicago and the larger cities throughout the country. 

Those who went to see the play in Bowker Auditorium thought that they had made 
a mistake and gotten into the wrong place. With the rise of the first curtain on "The 
Spider", they were greeted, not by an elaborate drawing room, nor a living room in 
someones apartment, nor a garden — instead the lifting of the curtain disclosed a silver 
sheet with a news reel. Following this reel, came acts of vaudeville, giving the audience 
an impression that they were in the wrong building. However, they were witnessing the 
beginning of one of the most famous mystery plays ever produced. 

The first act presents Monsieur Chatrand (Eugen P. Gieringer) the famous Magician 
and mind reader who was presumed to do an act of physical and spiritual demonstrations. 
His assistant Alexander (Leon Brock), a young man who has seemingly lost his mind 
and reason and was found by the great hypnotist wandering the streets of Washington. 
With his aid, Chatrand stepped down into the aisle of the Auditorium to receive questions 
the public desired answered. During a most remarkable demonstration of mind reading 
and mental telepathy, Chatrand unavoidably got into an argument with the elderly escort, 
Mr. John Carrington (David Treadway) of a young lady who was seeking Chatrand's aid 
in the location of her lost brother. This argument led to words and when the Magician 
tried to pacify the angry man a fight resulted. The lights in the theatre were suddenly 
switched off and a shot rang out. A moment later the elderly man was found dying. 
Naturally with such tragic happenings the police arrived and for the next two hours there 
followed one of the most thrilling searches for a murderer ever conducted within a theatre 
crowded with people. Of course, the audience, being witnesses to the happenings, were 
all suspected for a time until the real slayer, Doctor Blackstone (Ralph Verrill) was 
located sitting calmly with those who came to witness the play. The criminal was tracked 
down through the efforts of Chatrand and Inspector Riley (Roland Aldrich), who tried 
every trick of magic and spiritualism to finally bring the treacherous slayer to justice. 


Chatrand Eugen Gieringer Bill Mike Kandianis 

Alexander Leon Brock Dick John Eadie 

John Carrington David Treadway Inspector Riley Roland Aldrich 

Beverly Lane Mrs. Franz Hassan Russell Shaw 

Doctor Blackstone Ralph Verrill Tommy, the Japanese Morris Kohn 

Mrs. Wimbleton Mrs. Fraker Officer Dougherty Edgar Spear 

Maloney Jim Everett Reporter Albert Mitchell 

Mr. Young Charles Olds Officer Burke John Goodale 

Sergeant Schmidt Douglas Henderson Dr. Sterling Edward Wilson 

Albert Henry Smith Charles Russo 



FRIDAY, JUNE 2, 1939 
10:00 a. m. Class Picnic Look Memorial Park 


10:00 a. m. Class Day Exercises Rhododendron Garden 

Eugen P. Gieringer, Class President, Presiding 

Class Oration Norman Hubbard 

Class History John F. Fuller 

Student Activity Awards Director Roland H. Verbeck 

Presentation of Class Gift 
School Song— "Men of Stockbridge" 
Dedication of Class Tree 
12:20 p. m. Alumni Sing 

Mr. Doric Alviani, Song Leader 
Alumni Meeting 
Alumni — Senior Luncheon 

(Class reunion speakers from 1924, 1929, 1934, and 1938) 
Baseball Game Alumni Field 

Alumni vs. Stockbridge 1939 
Open House at Clubs for all A. T. G. and Kolony Klub Alumni 
and wives. 

Twentieth Anniversary Celebration 
Class Play Bowker Auditorium 

12:30 p. m. 

1:15 p. m. 

3:00 p.m. 

4:00 p.m. 

Eugen P. Gieringer 

The Class 

Stockbridge Road 

Memorial Hall 

Memorial Hall 
Draper Hall 

8:00 p.m. 


Faith of Our Fathers 

4:30 p. m. Processional 
Scripture Reading 

Vocal Solo — "Green Pastures" Sanderson 

Commencement Sermon Reverend Henry David Gray, Ph.D. 

Secretary of Young People's Work, Education Division, Board of 
Home Missions of the National Council of Congregational Churches 
Vocal Solo— "The Lord Is My Light" McAllitsen 

Hymn My Country 'Tis of Thee 


Music by Doric Alviani, Baritone, Instructor in Music 

Wilfred Hathaway, M.S.C41, Organist and Accompanist 
6:00 p. m. President's Reception to members of graduating class, 

their guests, alumni, and faculty Rhododendron Garden 

10:00 a. m. Processional — "Priest's March" (Athalia) Mendelssohn 

Invocation Reverend J. Paul Williams 

Director of Religious Education, Massachusetts State College 

John Warner Hibbard 

"How Flowers are Distributed to the Florist Trade" 
The Class— "America The Beautiful" Ward 

Casper John Perednia 

"Garden Centers and Their Importance in a Community" 
Music — "Rackozy March" (Damnation of Faust) Berlioz 

John Aloysius Plotczyk 

"Why a Foods Course in The Stockbridge School of 
The Class— "Alma Mater Hail" Mandell and Shaw S'39 

Ralph Foster Verrill 

"New Life for an Old Industry" 
The Class— "Battle Hymn of the Republic" Steffe 

Presentation of Diplomas President Hugh P. Baker 

School Song— "Men of Stockbridge" 

Recessional — "Grand March" (Aida) Verdi 

9:00 p. m. Commencement Promenade Memorial Hall 


Front Row, left to right — Norman Hubbard, Ray Taylor, Roland Aldrich, Richard Sparks, 
James Everett. 

Second Row, left to right — Charles Mandell, Eugen Gieringer. 







JOHN FULLER Class History 

DIRECTOR ROLAND H. VERBECK Student Activity Awards 

EUGEN GIERINGER Class Gift Presentation 


JOHN HIBBARD Floriculture 


JOHN PLOTCZYK Hotel Management 

RALPH VERRILL. Animal Husbandry 









Under the able leadership of Mr. Doric Alviani, there has been a great 
increase in the musical school-spirit of our convocations this year. 

With this new enthusiasm, a glee club was formed early in the year. 
With it came a demand for a new school "Alma Mater". All students were 
asked to suggest words and, of the many returns, one was chosen most 
suitable with Charles Mandell and Russell Shaw as its co-authors. 

At the Christmas Convocation, the Stockbridge Glee Club and "Alma 
Mater Hail!" made their first appearance. Our Class hopes that the Glee 
Club will continue its efforts in the future under Mr. Alviani's kindly 

Members of this year's embryo club included: 

SENIORS— Manager John P. Goodale, W. James Everett, Leon Brock, 
Ralph J. Verrill, Russell Shaw, Douglas Henderson, Donald Williams, 
Howard Winter and Raymond Potter. 

FRESHMEN— Paul Ankevitz, Frederick Sargeant, Paul Kalaczuik, C. B. 
Price, L. Clarke, and Carl Oppenheimer. 


(Tune— Cornell Alma Mater) 
'Neath the Elms of dear old Amherst, 
Stands our College fair, 
Hail to thee our Alma Mater 
Stockbridge men go there. 

Working ever, falter never, 

Onward toward our goal, 

Give your best to good old Stockbridge, 

Body, heart and soul. 

Words by Charles F. Mandell, S'39 
Russell S. Shaw, S'39 


(Tune — Fair Harvard) 
Oh Stockbridge, thy sons this fair valley proclaim, 
As the years bring us back into June, 
And our hearts ever quicken with pride for thy name, 
As we sing this familiar old tune. 

Tho the days have been long, filled with work and with play, 
All thy precepts shall guide us afar, 
To the truth and the honor of honest work done, 
As we follow thy radiant star. 

Oh, Spirit of Truth, be our guide thru the years, 

May our eyes ever lift to the hills, 

Give us strength for the tasks which the future shall bring, 

And peace by the murmuring rills. 

The ploughshare and reaper still call as of yore, 

Our sons to the lure of the land, 

And the lamps we are lighting in these hallowed halls, 

Are gleams from the star in thy hand. 




(Alma Mater) 
Bay State's loyal sons are we, 
In her praise our songs shall be, 
'Till we make the welkin ring, 
With our chorus as we sing, 
With the tribute that we bring. 
Holyoke's hills prolong the strain 
Echoing to that glad refrain, 
And the gentle winds proclaim 
Far and near thy pearless fame; 
Praising e'er thy honored name. 

Loyal sons of old Massachusetts, 
Faithful, sturdy sons and true, 
To our grand old Alma Mater 
Let our song resound anew. 
Cheer, boys, cheer for old Massachusetts, 
Give our college three times three; 
Sons forever of the old Bay State, 
Loyal sons, loyal sons are we. 

— H. L. KNIGHT, M. S. C. '02. 


When twilight shadows deepen 
And the study hour draws nigh, 
When shades of night are falling, 
And the evening breezes sigh, 
'Tis then we love to gather 
'Neath the pale moon's silvery spell, 
And lift up hearts and voices 
In the songs we love so well. 

Sons of old Massachusetts! 
Devoted sons and true, 
Bay State, My Bay State, 
We'll give our best to you. 
Thee, our Alma Mater, 
We'll cherish for all time; 
Should old acquaintance be forgot 
Massachusetts — yours and mine. 

— F. D. GRIGGS, M. S. C. '03. 


I was born about four thousand years ago 
And there isn't anything that I don't know. 
I saw old King Pharaoh's daughter 
Fishing Moses from the water 
And I'll lick the guy that says 
It isn't so. 

I've been working on the railroad 
All the livelong day, 

I've been working on the railroad 
Just to pass the time away. 

Can't you hear the whistle blowing 
Rise up so early in the morn, 

Can't you hear the Captain shouting 
Dinah blow your — 

Glorious, Glorious, one keg of beer for the four of us 

Glory be to God that there are no more of us 

For the four of us can drink it all alone. 

And they had to carry Cary to the ferry 
And the ferry carried Cary to the shore 
And the reason that they had to carry Cary 
Was that Cary couldn't carry anymore. 

Sweet Adeline, 

Say you'll be mine. 

Come, let me whisper in your ear, 

Way down yonder in the old cornfield 

For you I pine. 

Sweeter than the honey 

To the honey bee 

I love you 

Say you love me. 

Meet me in the shade of the old apple tree 

Eva, iva, ova Eveline, 

For it's always fair weather 
When good fellows get together 
With the stein on the table 
And a good song ringing clear. 


1. "Benny" 

2. Chain Gang 

3. South paw 

4. In the Raw 

5. Small Wonder 

6. "Steve" 

7. Prize Winner 

8. Getting an Edge On 



Mr. C. A. Nichols, of the Burbank Printing Company, whose friendly 
cooperation has been greatly enjoyed. 

Miss Dorothy Cooper, of the Howard-Wesson Company, whose cheerful 
aid and originality has helped us improve many suggestions. 

Mr. Kinsman and his able assistant, Miss Alfieri of the Kinsman Studios 
who are responsible for many of the fine pictures in this edition. 

Mr. John H. Vondell and Howard Hunter (State '42), for their aid in 
special photography. 

Director Roland H. Verbeck and Mr. Robert Hawley, for their contribu- 

Members of the Short Course Office Staff, for their assistance and sug- 
gestions in finding material. 

Club Presidents and others who have helped in giving us bits of special 
information which add so greatly in organizing a yearbook. 



We do not like to repeat ourselves, but what can 
one say that's new and different, after it has been 
said (as we have said before) that Stockbridge 
men and Stockbridge faculty members are the 
salt of the earth? 

Many years have we been honored with the 
privilege of producing "Shorthorns" — and our 
contacts with a great many of the boys and a 
great many of the men who bend the young 
branches for better growth, have proven that here, 
at Amherst, there lives an institution, a group of 
instructors, and an unending procession of "swell 
guys" that, in our years of life, we cannot recall 
an equal. . 

Need we say that we appreciate the privilege 
of producing the "SHORTHORN 1939"? 


C. A. NICHOLS, President and Treasurer 



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