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STOCKBRIDGE SCHOOL OF HGRICULTURE,
TS STATE COLIEGE, H
F R E Ul R D
When in a reminiscent mood you glance
through the pages of this yearbook, may the
pictures of old friends and scenes of familiar
places bring back pleasant memories of the
two years spent at Stockbridge.
n c t i u i t i e s
D E D I c n T I n
As an expression of our admiration for an
able and conscientious instructor, a willing
counselor both in and out of the classroom, and
an inspiring example of character to all with
whom he comes in contact, we gratefully dedicate
this yearbook to Richard C. Foley.
Richard Enrol Foley
HUGH POTTER BAKER, D.Oec, LLD.
President of Massachusetts State College
Born 1878. B.S., Michigan State
College, 1901, M.F., Yale University,
1904, D.Oec, University of Munich,
1910, LL.D., Syracuse University, 1933.
Spent several years with U. S. Forest
Service examining public lands in Cen-
tral Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska; field
studies in New Mexico, Washington,
Oregon. Assistant Professor of
Forestry, Pennsylvania State College,
1907-12. Dean and Professor of Silvi-
culture, New York State College of
Forestry, 1912-20. Executive Secretary,
American Paper and Pulp Association,
1920-28. Manager Trade Association
Department, Chamber of Commerce of
the United States, 1928-30. Dean, New
York State College of Forestry, Syra-
cuse, 1930-33. Fellow, A. A. A. S.,
F. R. G. S. (London). Member, 2nd
R. O. T. C, Fort Sheridan, Illinois,
August-November 1917. With 46th
Infantry and member of General Staff,
1917-1919. Major, O. R. C. President
of M. S. C, 1933- .
ROLAND H. VERBECK, B.S.
Director of Stockbridge School of Agriculture
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Born 1886. B.S., M. S. C, 1908.
Principal Petersham (Mass.) Agricul-
tural High School, 1908-1910. Head-
master 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 Univer-
sity, Canton, N. Y., 1919-24. Director
of Short Courses, M. S. C, 1924- .
National Education Association, Har-
vard Teachers' Association, Phi Sigma
Rollin Hayes Barrett
Congratulations to "Pop" at the close
of his tenth year as faculty adviser to
the Shorthorn Board. During his
decade of service he has devoted his
untiring efforts to assisting editors
toward the successful production of
our school yearbook. The task has
been an arduous one, but "Pop"' has
met it with the same courage and reso-
lution which characterizes all his
undertakings, and under his careful
guidance the book has constantly im-
proved. By the confidence he has
given us, and by his timely and appro-
priate suggestions, he has won a warm
spot in the heart of every member of
this year's staff.
Thus it is with a deep sense of
gratitude that we take this opportunity
to pay tribute to our beloved friend
"Pop", and to express our heartfelt
thanks for the liberal contributions he
has made toward furthering the
progress of the Stockbridge School of
DORIC J. ALVIANI, Mus.B.,
Instructor in Music
Bom 1913. Music B., Boston University, 1937. Supervisor of Music,
Public School. Somerville, Mass., 1936-37. Supervisor of Music, Public
Schools, Amherst, Mass., 1937-38. Instructor of Music, Mass. State
ALLEN E. ANDERSON, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
A.B., University of Nebraska. 1923. M.A., University of Nebraska, 1924.
Ph.D., Harvard University, 1934. Teaching Fellow in Math., Univer-
sity of Nebraska, 1922-24. Instructor in Math., University of Okla-
homa, 1924-25. Assistant Professor of Math., State Teachers College,
Kirksville, Missouri, 1925-28. Instructor in Math., Harvard University,
1929-32. Instructor in Math., Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 1932-33.
Chairman, Department of Math., Wagner College, 1933-37. Assistant
Professor of Agricultural Engineering, M.S.C., 1937-38. Assistant Pro-
fessor in Math., 1938—. Sigma Xi.
LORIN E. BALL, B.S.,
Instructor in Physical Education
Born 1898. B.S., M.A.C., 1921. Coach of Freshman Basketball, 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 Of-
ficials, 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. Assist-
ant 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, Ver-
mont 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.
JOHN H. BLAIR, M.A.,
Instructor of Physiology and Hygiene
Bom 1915. B.A., Wesleyan University, 1937. M.A., Wesleyan University,
1939—. Sigma Xi. Delta Kappa Epsilon. Accepted to faculty, 1939.
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
BoiTi 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 Education. Radcliffe College, 1933-37. Instructor of Physical
Education, M.S.C., 1937—. Chi Omega, Member Swimming Committee,
Boston Board of Officials (Women).
RICHARD M. COLWELL,
Instructor in Hotel Accounting
B.S,, Rhode Island State College, 1935. M.S.. Rhode Island State
College, 1937. Teaching Fellow in Economics, MS.C, 1937-38. Instructor
in Economics, M.S.C., 1938—. Phi Kappa Phi, Alpha Tau Gamma
(R. I. State College), American Economics Association, American Ac-
GLADYS M. COOK, M.S.,
Instructor in Home Economics
B.S., Battle Creek College, 1934. Intern.ship in Nutrition, Indiana Uni-
versity Hospital, Indianapolis, 1935. M S., Massachusetts State College,
1936. Research Fellow, 1936, MS.C. Research Assistant Home Econ-
omic Research, 1937, M.S.C. Instructor in Home Economics, 1937 — .
American Dietetics Asssociation, American Home Economics Associa-
tion, American Association of University Women.
WILLIAM H. DAVIS, P.D.,
Assistant Professor of Botany
Pd.B., New York State Teachers College. A.B., Cornell University.
M.A. and Ph.D., University of Wisconsin. Assistant in Science, New
York State Teachers College and Cornell. Professor of Botany, Nature
Study and Agriculture. Iowa State Teachers College. Assistant Pro-
fessor of Botany, M.S.C., 1922—. Sigma Xi.
LLEWELLYN L. DERBY,
Assistant Professor of Physicol Education
Bom 1893. Unclassified Student, MS C, 1915-16. Assistant in Physical
Education, 1916-17. U. S. Army, 1917-19. Instructor in Physical Ed-
ucation, 1919-20. Varsity, Freshman and S.S A. Coach of Track, 1921—.
Harvard Summer School of Physical Education, 1921. Springfield Sum-
mer 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 — .
Member, Advisory Committee. New England Inter-collegiate Amateur
Athletic Association, 1922-23. Member of Association of College Track
Coaches of America. Member of National Collegiate Track Coaches
LAWRENCE S. DICKINSON, M.S.,
Assistant Professor of Agronomy
Born 1888. M.S.. M.S.C., 1910. Superintendent of Grounds, MS C,
1911-30. Leave of Absence. 1919. Instructor in Horticulture and Su-
perintendent of Greenhouses, Walter Reed Hospital. Washington, D. C,
1919-20. Assistant Professor. M.S.C.. Horticulture, 1923-31. Agronomy,
1931-39. Agrostology, 1939—. 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. Summer 1938, Mount
Holyoke, Summer 1939 University of Denver. Member 0A.T., National
Speech and Arts Fraternity. National Association of Speech and Am-
erican Speech Correction Association. Associated Speakers Clubs.
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 Epsilon.
MARION E. ENSMINGER, M.A,
Assistant Professor of Animal Husbandry
B.S., University of Missouri, 1931. M. A., University of Missouri, 1932.
Field Agent, University of Missouri, 1929 and 1930. Instructor in Mis-
souri 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 Demonstra-
tion Project," 1935-37. Assistant Professor of Animal Husbandry,
M.S,C., 1937—. Alpha Zeta, Lambda Gamma Deha. Block and Bridle,
Alpha Gamma Sigma.
JOHN N. EVERSON, M.S.,
Assistant Professor in Agronomy
Bom 1887. B.S., M.SC, 1910. M.S.. M.S.C., 1936. Chemist and Agron-
omist fertilizer companies. Missouri, Arkansas, Georgia, 7 years; Indus-
trial and Agricultural Chemist, 20 years. Soil Testing SpeciaHst M.SC-
1934-36, Instructor in Agronomy, M. S. C, 1936-39. Assistant Professor
in Agronomy, 1939 — .
RICHARD C. FOLEY, M.S.,
Assistant Professor in Animal Husbandry
B.S., M,S,C„ 1927, MS,, M,S,C„ 1931, Herdsman, Stannox Farm, 1927-
29, S,N,P.C. Fellowship in Pasture Management, M.S.C., 1929-30, Tem-
porary Instructor in Animal Husbandry, M.S.C., 1929-30. Instioictor in
Animal Husbandry, 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, University of Idaho, 1907-11. Professor of Dairy Hus-
bandry, University of Nebraska, 1911-21, Dairy Editor and Councillor,
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
Woi'k, 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, MS,,
Professor of Pomology and Plant Breeding
B.S„ Ohio State University, 1921, MS, M SC, 1923, Investigator in
Pomology, M.SC. Experiment Station, 1921-23. Instructor in Pomology,
M,S.C,, 1923-29, Assistant Professor in Pomology, 1929-36, Alpha
Zeta, Sigma Xi, Alpa 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., 1919-1924. Baseball Coach and Assistant Coach in Football
and Basketball, Amherst College, 1924-26 Associate Professor of
Physical Education, Amherst College, and Coach of Baseball, Basket-
ball, and Assistant Coach of Football. 1926-28. Supervisor of Place-
ment Training, M.S.C., 1928-34. Director of Placement Service, 1934—.
Alpha Sigma Phi, Adelphia. E.C.P.O.
MARGARET HAMLIN, B.A.,
Placement Officer for Women
B.A., Smith College, 1904. Agricultural Counselor for Women, M.S.C.,
1918-34. Placement OfKcer for Women, 1934—.
CURRY S. HICKS, M.Ed.,
Professor of Physical Education and Head of Division
Born 1885. Michigan Agricultural College, 1902-03. B.Pd., Michigan
State Normal College, 1909. Assistant in Physical Education, Michigan
State Normal College, 1908-09. Edward Hitchcock Fellow in Physical
Education, Amherst College, 1909-10. Director of Athletics, Michigan
State Normal College, 1910-11. Assistant Professor in Physical Edu-
cation and Hygiene, M.S.C., 1911-14. Associate Professor, 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 ond 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
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 De^
partment. 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. Greenhouse Foreman and Instructor
in Floriculture, M.S.C., 1921-29. Assistant Professor of Floriculture,
WALTER 0. JOHNSON,
Manager of Draper Dining Halt
Bom 1912. BSC, Massachusetts State College, 1935. Assistant to
Manager of Dining Hall, 1935-39. Manager of Dining Hall, 1939—.
Instructor in Food Technology, M.S.C., 1939.
HELEN KNOWLTON, M.A.,
Associate Professor of Home Economics
A.B., Mount Holyoke College 1903. Instructor, Atlanta Uni-
versity, 1903-05 Taught in High School. 1905-12 Graduate Student
and Instructor, Cornell University, 1912-16 Head of the Home Econ-
omics 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., 1924-36. Associate
Professor of Home Economics, M.S.C., 1936 — .
WILLIAM HENRY LACHMAN, M.S.,
Instructor in Olericulture
Born 1912. B S., Pennsylvania State College, 1934. M.S., Pennsylvania
State College, 1936. Instructor in Oelericulture, 1936 — . Gamma Sigma
Delta, Pi Alpha Zi.
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, 1908-11. Assistant
Professor of Veterinary Science and College Veterinarian, M. S. C
1922-27. Head of the Department, 1927—. Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Sigma
HARRY G, LINDQUIST, M.S.,
Assistant Professor in Dairying
Born 1895. B.S., M S.C. 1922. Graduate Assistant University of Mary-
land, 1922-24. M.S., University of Maryland, 1924. Baltimore City
Health Department, Summer, 1924. Instructor, University of Maryland,
1924-25, Graduate Assistant, Ohio State University, 1925-27. In-
structor in Dairying, M.S.C., 1927-36. Assistant Professor, 1936—.
ADRIAN H. LINDSEY, Ph.D.
Professor of Agricultural Economics and Head of the Department
Bom 1897. B S., University of Illinois, 1922. M.S., Iowa State College,
1923. Ph D., Iowa State College, 1929. Northwestern University, Sum-
mer of 1926, University of Chicago. Summer of 1927. Instructor at
Alabama Polytechnical Institute, 1923-25. Fellow at Iowa State College,
1925-26. Assistant Professor at Iowa State College, 1926-29. Professor
of Agricultural Economics, M.S.C., 1929—. Pi Gamma Mu, Alpha
WALTER A. MACLINN, M.S., Ph.D.,
Assistant Professor in Horticultural Manufactures
Born 1911. B.S., M.S.C., 1933, PhD., M.S.C , 1938. Research Fellow,
M.S.C., 1934. Research Fellow, Oregon State College, 1935 MS.,
M.SC, 1935. Research Fellow, M.S.C, 1936. Industrial Chemist, 1936.
Instructor in Horticultural Manfactures, M.S.C, 1936 — . Assistant
Professor, 1940—. Sigma Xi, Theta Chi.
MERRILL J. MACK, M.S.,
Professor of Dairy Industry
Born 1902. B.S., Pennsylvania State College, 1923. Graduate Assist-
ant in Dairying, M.S.C, 1923-24. Research Fellow in Dairying, Univer-
sity of Wisconsin, 1924-25. M.S., University of Wisconsin, 1925.
Instructor in Dairying, M.S.C, 1925-27. Assistant Professor, 1937-39.
Professor 1940—. 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. As-
sistant Professor of Engineering, Virginia Polytechnical 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 Engin-
eering, M.SC, 1921—. M.I.T. Summer School, 1939. Machine Tool
RANSOM C. PACKARD, MS,
Assistant Professor in Bacteriology
Born 1886. B.S.A., University of Toronto. 1911. M S., Massa-husetts
State College, 1933. Instructor in Bacteriology, M.S.C... 1927-37. As-
sistant Professor, 1937 — .
RAYMOND T. PARKHURST, Ph.D.,
Professor of 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 Department of Poultry Husbandry. Univer-
sity of Idaho, 1921-27. Director, National Institute of Poultry Hus-
bandry, England, 1927-32. In charge Agricultural Research Depart-
ment National Oil Products Co., 1932-38. Professor of Poultry Hus-
bandry, M.S.C., 1938—. Sigma Kappa Sigma.
CLARENCE H. PARSONS, M.S.,
Assistant Professor of Animal Husbandry and Superintendent of Farm
Born 1904. B.S., M.SC, 1927. Manager of Farm, 1927-28. Instructor
in Animal Husbandry, M.SC, 1928-29. New England Fieldman, Syn-
thetic Nitrogen Products Corp.. 1929-30. Assistant Professor of Animal
Husbandry and Superintendent of College Farm. 1931—. M.S.. M.SC.
1933. Member of American Society of Animal Production. Q. T. V.
ETHEL W. PURNELL, B.S.,
Director of Physical Education tor Women
Born 1910. Graduate of Posse-Nissen School of Physical Education,
1929. Recreational Therapist at Taunton State Hospital, Taunton, Mass .
1929-30. BS.. MSC. 1934. Instructor of Physical Education for
Women, MSC, 1934-37. Director of Physical Education for Women,
1937 — . Member of Delta Psi Kappa, Professional in Physical Educa-
tion. University of Wisconsin Summer session, 1939.
GEORGE F. PUSHEE,
Instructor in Agricultural Engineering
I.C.S., 1906. State Teachers Training Class, Sprmgfield Vocational
College, 1914-15. Assistant Foreman and Millwright, Mt. Tom Sulfide
Pulp Mill, 1915-16. Instructor in Agricultural Engineering, M.S.C.,
1916 — . Summer School Dramatics and Teacher Training, M.SC.
1923-25. Counsellor 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 Association.
ARNOLD D. RHODES,
Instructor in Forestry
Born 1912. University of New Hampshire, B.S., 1934. School of For-
estry, Yale University, M.F., 1937. U. S. Forest Sei-vice, 1934-36.
Instructor, School of Forestry, Yale University, 1937-39. Instructor,
Massachusetts State College, 1939 — . Society of American Foresters,
Ecological Societv of America, Botanical Society of America, Phi Sigma
Phi Kappa Phi. 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 Massachu-
.=ptts, 1916-19. Professor of Animal Husbandry, M.S.C., 1919—. 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 De-
partment, M.S.C., 1923-26. Instructor in Pomology, M.S.C., 1926-35.
Assistant Professor of Pomology, 1935 — . Theta Chi.
JOSEPH R. ROGERS, JR.,
Instructor in Physical Education
Bom 1906. Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 1930. Instrument Man
Metropolitan District Water Supply Commission, 1930-31. Instructor
in Physical Education, M.S.C., 1931 — . Member American Society of
DONALD E. ROSS, B.S.,
Instructor in Floriculture ond 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. Instructor, 1928—. Served in France with 101st Infantry, 26th
Division, 1917-19. Alpha Gamma Rho.
SARGENT RUSSELL, M.S.,
Instructor of Agricultural Economics
Bom 1915. B.S., University of Maine. 1937. MS, Cornell University, 1939.
Assistant in Public Relations Department of Sheffield Farms Company,
New York City, 1939. Instructor of Agricultural Economics at Massa-
chusetts State College, 1940—. Alpha Zeta, Phi Kappa Phi.
WILLIAM C. SANCTUARY, M.S.,
Professor of Poultry Husbandry
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.
DAVID A. SHARP, B.D.,
Director of Religion
Bom 1913. B.A., William Jewell College. 1933. B.D., Andover Newton
Theological School, 1938. Assistant Minister, First Congregational
Church of Los Angeles, California, 1938-39. Accepted to faculty, 1939.
FRANK R. SHAW, Ph.D.,
Instructor in Entomology and Beekeeping
Born 1908. Belchertown, Mass. B.S., M.S C, 1S31. Graduate Assistant
at Cornell University, 1931-35. Assistant Exoeriment Station Ento-
mologist, Mass. Agric. Experiment Station. Summers. 1930-34 As-
sistant in Insect Morphology and Histology, Cornell University. 1931-34.
Instructor in Economic Entomology. Cornell University, 1934-Jan.,
1935. Instructor in Entomology and Beekeeping, MS C 1935 — . Member
of American Association of Economic Entomologists; Entomological
Society of America, Ph.D., Cornell, 1936, Si^ma Xi, Phi Kappa Phi.
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., Mich-
igan State Normal College. Instructor at Teachers College, Columbia
University. Head, Household Sciences, James Milikin University. Pro-
fessor of Home Economics, Head of Division, Massachusetts State
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. Bos'on
University. 1919. Practiced Law, 1919-20. Instructor in Business Law,
MSC. 1921— , A.B. Amherst College, 1924. Phi Delta Phi, Woolsack,
Delta Sigma Rho, Adelphia.
GRANT B. SNYDER, M,S,,
Professor of Olericulture and Head of Department
B.A.A.. Ontario Agricultural College, Toronto University, 1922, Assist-
ant Plant Hybridist at Ontario Agri-u'tuial College. 1919-21. Instructor
in Vegetable Gardening, M.S.C., 1921-26. M.S., Michigan State College,
1931. Assistant Professor of Vegetable Gardenmg, M.S.C., 1926-35.
Professor of Olericulture and Head of Department, 1935 — .
HARVEY L. SWEETMAN
Bom 1896. B.S , Colorado State College, 1923. MS, Iowa State College,
1925 Ph D, Massachusetts State College. 1930. Studied at University
of Minnesota, 1925-27. U. S. Bureau of Entomology, 1923. Iowa Agri-
cultural Experiment Station, 1924-25. Minnesota Agriculture Experi-
ment Station, 1925-27. Wyoming Agriculture Station, 1927-29. Assist-
ant Professor, Entomology and Ecology, 1930 — . Alpha Gamma Rho,
Alpha Zeta, Gamma Sigma Delta, Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Xi.
WILLIAM H. TAGUE, B.S.,
Assistant Professor ot Agricultural Engineering
Born 1892. B.S., Agricultural Engineering, Iowa State College. As-
sistant 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. In-
structor in Agronomy, M.A.C., 1918-36. Assistant Professor in Agron-
omy, M.S.C., 1936—.
CLARK L. THAYER, B.S.,
Professor of Floriculture and Head of the Department
Born 1890. B.S., M.SC, 1913. Graduate Work in Floriculture and
Plant Breeding, Cornell University, 1913-14. Instructor in Floriculture,
Cornell University, 1914-19. Associate Professor and Head of Depart-
ment, M B.C., 1919-20. Processor of Floriculture and Head of the De-
partment, MS.C, 1920- U. S Army, 1918. Alpha Gamma Rho, Phi
Kappa Phi. Phi 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 Fraternity.
EMIL J. TRAMPOSCH, B.S.,
Instructor in Horticulture
Born 1913. B.S., Massachusetts State College, 1935. Nursery and pri-
vate estate work. Instructor in Horticulture, 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., University of
Michigan, 1933. PhD., 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 Michigan,
1931-34. In charge of Wildlife Management, U. S. Forest Sei-vice, R. 9,
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1934-36. Professor of Wildlife Management,
MSC, 1936 — . Alpha Zeta, Seminar Botaricus, Phi Sigma, Phi Kappa
Phi, Sigma Xi.
ALDEN P. TUTTLE, M.S.,
Assistant Professor in Vegetable Gardening
Born 1906. B.S., M.S.C., 1928. M.S., Pennsylvania State College, 1930.
Graduate Assistant in Vegetable Gardening, Pennsylvania State College,
1928-30, Instructor in Vegetable Gardening, M.S.C., 1930-36. Assist-
ant Professor in Vegetable Gardening, 1936 — . Gamma Sigma Delta.
H. LELAND VARLEY, A.M.,
Instructor in Languages and Literature
Born 1910. A.B., Wesleyan University, 1934
sity, 1935. University of Wisconsin
1936-38. Accepted to faculty, 1938—.
A.M., Wesleyan Univer-
1935-36. Wesleyan University,
WILLIAM G. VINAL, Ph.D.,
Professor of Nature Education
Bom 1881. BS., Harvard, 1908. AM., Harvard, 1907. Ph.D., Brown,
1924. Marshall College, 1907-09. Salem Teachers College, 1910. Rhode
Island College of Education, 1910-24. Syracuse University, 1924-27.
Western Reserve University. 1927-37. M.S.C.. 1937—. Ranger Natural-
ist, Yosemite, Glacier, and Crater Lake National Parks.
RALPH A. VAN METER, Ph.D.,
Professor of Pomology, Head of Pomology Department and
Head of the Division of Horticulture
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 Pom-
ology, 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, Departmenf of Veterinary Science
Bom 1901. D.V.M., Iowa State College, 1925. M.S., Virginia Poly-
technic Institute, 1926. B.S., Iowa State College, 1928. PhD., Yale
University, 1934. Sigma Xi. Animal Pathologist, California Fish and
Game and Geor.ge William Hooper Foundation for Medical Research,
JOHN H. VONDELL,
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 Poul-
try Husbandry, M.S.C.. 1929—. Member, Advisory Committee on Hik-
ing, National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
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, Phi Kappa
JOHN M. ZAK, M.S.,
Instructor in Agronomy
Born 1914. B.Sc, Massachusetts State College, 1936. Research Fellow
in Agronomy, 1937. M.S.. Massachusetts State College, 1938.
SENIOR CLASS OFFICERS
McDonald, Miss Gagnon, Kosakowski, Brown
President, Stephen R. Kosakowski
Vice-President, Samuel B. Brown
Secretary, Jane C. Gagnon
Treasurer, J. Leo McDonald
Harold is known to us as "Bill.
He is an unassuming lad with a
sincere interest in Dairying. "Bill .
discussing the producer- dealer situ-
ation with Tom Smyth, was a
familiar sight on our campus this
We sincerely hope that "Bill", who
is a camera fan, can add to his col-
lection of photos of Mt. Holyoke and
our own campus, a close-up shot of
Harry captured the esteem of the
"Flori" class with his excellent
floral arrangements. This yearbook
also is enhanced through contribu-
tions of his enviable artistic ability.
The "Blue Streak" was Harry's
means of transportation and he
never left it at home.
May early success be Harry's on
the road of life.
Paul's interest in greenhouse
management will surely assure him
success. He lived on the edge of
the Amherst College campus this
year, and we have wondered if he
might have stayed in the classroom
overnight; he was always the first
one there in the morning. We all
hope that Paul's friends and
achievements accumulate as fast in
the future as they have in the past
two years. His cheery smile and
willing spirit will be missed. Best
of luck, Paul.
Overalls are the customary garb
of the An. Hus. man, but no farmer
ever looked better in a tux than
"Tommy." "Tom" is sincere and
conscientious in all his undertakings,
but when there's fun to be had he's
right there to have it. His person-
ality and disposition, which have
won him many friends at Stock-
bridge, will carry him far in the
field of Animal Husbandry.
Harold William Adams
Dairy Club, 1, 2
Harry Lawrence Adriance
Horticulture Show, 2; Outing Club,
2; Shorthorn Board, 2; Floriculture
Club, 2; Class Orator.
Paul Mitchell Ankevitr
Horticulture Club, 1, 2; 4-H Club,
1, 2: Glee Club, 2; Shorthorn
Leonard L. Atkins
Hobby: The "Abbey"
Animal Husbandry Club, 1, 2;
Dramatics, 2; Menorah Club, 2;
Outing Club, 1, 2 (canoeing and
hiking Committee); Boxing, 1;
Shorthorn Board, 2
^ " " " ^ " " " "
Hugh Ernest Ball
Kolony Klub, 2; Dairy Club, 1, 2
Hugh's energetic activity m the
gym, especially at the punching
bag, is an indication of his applica-
tion to any line of endeavor he
undertakes. His will to defeat any
classroom problem, regardless of
the time or difficulties involved, is
an enviable virtue.
With or without the breaks in life,
Hugh will be a success.
William Robert Ballentine
Hobbies: Golf and Tennis
Pandocios Club, 1, 2 — Secretary, 2;
Intramural Basketball. 2; Baseball, 2
Thomas Henry Bassett
Dramatics, 2; Glee Club, 1, 2; Hor-
ticultural Show, 2; Pomology Club, 2;
Shorthorn Board, 2
Frank Robert Benson
Hobby: Wildlife Observation
Horticulture Show, 1, 2; Outing
Club, 1; Recreation Conference, 1, 2;
Wildlife Club. 1; Cross Country, 1;
Men engaged in the hotel industry
are reputedly well dressed, and
"Bill" upholds this reputation ex-
ceptionally well. His diplomatic
and congenial ways should carry
him far in the hotel business.
Although some of us are in con-
flict with his ideas of hotel adminis-
tration, his reply to our criticism is,
"Either I'm going to make a lot of
money, or go broke fast." . . . may
the former be correct.
"Tom" is a well-known figure
around campus, and his complexion
is the envy of all the girls. "Milt"
and he had a select rooming-house,
with very interesting surroundings.
As a debater "Tom" surely doesn't
lack experience; he has the courage
of his convictions and a voice for
Frank was a Wildlife Ma.ior and
with his big rugged build he was
certainly physically fit to tackle any
problem or task which life in the
great outdoors might present. He
began his career at Stockbridge
with the first Wildlife class in 1935,
and returned this year to complete
his course. Frank made friends
easily and had many among the
class of '40.
Richard was an out-of-state lad
and New York is the lucky claim-
ant. "Bosco", a name that most of
us know him by, surely thought that
things were going to be tough on
him up here at school, for he was
here but a week and the police
(Amherst) strongly objected to our
New Yorkers riding his bicycle on
Amherst sidewalks. His enthusiasm
in collecting arrow heads is super-
seded only by his interest in Horti-
culture, liithusiasm leads to success.
Richard John Joseph Benson
Jamaica, New York
Hobby: Collecting Indian Relics
Horticultural Show, 2; Outing Club,
2 — Publicity Staff, 2; Recreation
Conference, 1; Horticulture Club, 1, 2
We know that a smile is always
better than a frown and Elinor has
seemed to follow this policy. Elinor
contributed to the success of the
many clubs and activities in which
she pai'ticipated, including the
Stockbridge column in the Collegian.
Elinor should go a long way, since
she has had such a grand supply of
Elinor G. Berkeley
Newton Centre, Mass.
Tri-Sig, 1, 2— Treasurer, 2; Flori-
culture Club, 2— Sec.-Treas., 2;
Dance Committees, 1; Horticulture
Show, 2; Horticulture Club, 2;
Shorthorn Board, 2;
Collegian Board, 2
Henry was known about the
campus tor his good nature, sense
of humor, and excellent character.
Music and dancing were his favorite
pastimes, and when the "Virginia
Reel" was called, Henry was always
the first in line. With his two years'
training here, plus his past experi-
ence as a farmer down in Halifax,
we feel sure that Stockbridge School
has graduated another student of
which it may well be proud.
Henry Martin Bosworth
Animal Husbandry Club. 1, 2
Norman is one of the hard-work-
ing, ambitious boys of the An. Hus.
class. He spends a great deal of
time down at the barns, either
working or training his animals. He
has not been out for sports, but he
has shown us that he can play
basketball by his performance in the
intramurals. "NoiTn" likes to attend
the barn dances, Grange meetings,
and other social events. We feel
sure he'll make a fine herdsman.
Norman Leslie Bowman
Animal Husbandry Club, 1, 2
4-H Club, 1, 2
Harold Arnold Briesmaster
East Northfield, Mass.
Horticultural Show, 1; Outin'^ Club,
1, 2; Pandocios Club, 1, 2; Kolony
Klub, 1, 2; Recreation Conference. 2
Percy Elliot Brown
South Hanson, Mass.
Pomology Club, 2; Horticulture
Show, 2; Baseball, 2; Basketball, 2;
Cross Country, 1, 2; Track, 1
Robert Lovell Brown
Hobbies: Drums and Orchestras
Band, 1; Christian Federation, 2:
Dance Committee, 2; Dairy Club,
1, 2; Shorthorn Board, 1; Class Day
Samuel Bossett Brown
Newton Centre, Mass.
Hobby: Skiing and Horses
Senior Class Vice-President; Animal
Husbandry Club, 1, 2; Outing Club, 2
Harold comes from the ski country
of Northfield, and his participation
in numerous campus activities al-
lowed our country gentleman but
little time for nonsense.
Practical experience in hotel work
did not stop with the termination
of placement training, for Harold
spent his spare time in assuring the
Drake Hotel of better management.
Whenever an argument was in
session, no matter what the subject
may have been, "Brownie" was sure
to be in the midst of it.
"Brovimie" showed his undying
devotion to his girl "Ginny" by
making the 128 mile trip many a
week-end. His keen sense of humor
and love for practical jokes have
won him a host of friends. His
scholastic record was very good,
and we feel that he should succeed.
Here's to you, "Brownie ", may
your success be great — and don't eat
too many cranberries.
Well dressed Bob Brown, who
drives about the campus in a V-8,
has the distinction of being the only
member of our class who carries a
pilot's license. Bob is also an ex-
cellent drummer, and has played
with several top-notch orchestras.
You know how to enjoy life. Bob,
and more power to you.
"Sam" Brown can well be called
the "Beau Brummell" of the An.
Hus. class. His ready wit gave the
boys many a laugh, and it was just
natural for him to be the "life of
the party." "Sam", however, took
his school work seriously, and leaves
Stockbridge with a sound knowledge
of Animal Husbandry.
George should make one of our
foremost poultry men, as he has the
ability to think clearly and do things
well. However, he was rapidly gain-
ing fame as an actor, and should he
ever change his mind about the
poultry business, Broadway will be
waiting for him.
George Uberto Browning, Jr.
Bat Club; Dramatics, 2; Outing
Club; Poultry Club, 2; Program
Committee, 1; Club President, 2
Ambitious John was a popular
man on campus, and he did much
to make our school life more
pleasant. In judging dairy producis
for flavor, there was no one more
competent than John.
His literary representation of the
school in the Collegian was very
praiseworthy, as was his brand of
hockey. John's ability plus his
versatility will prove valuable assets
to him in the field of Dairy
John Joseph Burke
Dairy Club, 1, 2; Newman Club, 1, 2—
Executive Council; Student Relig-
ious Council; Cheerleader; Stock-
bridge Column of Collegian;
Hockey, 1, 2
"Carb" is one of those conscien-
tious fellows, who takes his work
seriously. His skill and exactness
with ruler and pencU were often
demonstrated in the classroom. The
nursery business has cast a beckon-
ing finder toward him, and we
expect him to respond admirably.
"Carb's" training and experience in
draftmanship will stand him in good
stead in his chosen vocation.
Clarence Thomas Corbary
Hobby: Model Airplanes
Horticulture Club, 1, 2; Horticulture
Show, 2; Varsity Boxing, Winter
Carnival Exhibition Bout, 1939
"Al" was the Johnny Weissmuller
of Stockbridge, and much of his
spare time was spent in the pool.
His green Ford coupe was a familiar
sight on the campus, and "Al" was
always generous in giving rides to
his fellow classmates. He is con-
scientious and ambitious, and leaves
us with our best wishes for luck
Horticultural Show, 2; Horticulture
Club, 2 — Secretary, 2; Recreation
Conference, 1; Baseball, 2
Roland Charles Clement
Fall River, Mass.
Hobby; Bird study
Outing Club, 1; Recreation Confer-
ence, 1; Class Historian
Lauren A. Ciough
Hobby: Architectural Drawing
Bat Club, 2; Animal Husbandry
Club, 1, 2; Christian Federation, 2;
Dramatics, 2; Outing Club, 1, 2
Charles H. Coates
Bat Club— President; Horticultural
Show, 2; Outing Club, 2;
Recreation Conference, 2
Frank MacForlan Collingwood
Animal Husbandry Club, 2; Dance
Intramural Baseball, 2; Football, 1
"Clem," to wildlifers was a leader.
Having acquired an excellent back-
ground in conservation, especially
in bird life, by his work with the
Audubon Society and other organi-
zations, he was able to settle many
of the problems and the disputes
that arose in class.
His placement training was spent
on a stream survey in the Berkshires
but the marshes around Fall River
will always remain his favorite
We feel that his ability to get
along with people and his qualities
of leadership will make him a great
"Bunny" is the young chap who
amazed us during our freshman year
by the zest, determination, and
thoroughness with which he per-
formed his assignments. Last year
one might have thought him to be
an integral part of the library, so
often did one find him there; but
this year, in some mysterious
manner, the hills of Greenfield
caught his fancy. Bunny's aptitude
for facetious remarks has brought
him the distinction of being the
wittiest of the An. Hus. class.
"Chuck", famous for his yodeling
and tall stories, is the fortunate
possessor of a sense of humor which
should carry him through any man's
war. Charles spent his placement
at Wrentham Wildlife Refuge, where
he not only did a good job, but met
the girl to-be, he hopes! So, we
hope he finds a niche in the State's
wildlife refuges in order that he
may be done with "theory" and get
down to "practical" business.
Frank is a man of few words, but
when his acquaintance is made he
is a real friend. He proved his
ability as a horseman by the ex-
cellent job he did in training his
"Abigail" for the Little International.
Frank has ambition and determina-
tion, and Greenfield can boast of
another good An, Hus. man.
A "Chevy" rolls about campus
daily, loaded with An. Hus. men.
John is the driver who gently but
firmly eases the wheel a bit this
way and that to avoid collisions.
Holsteins are John's favorite breed
and we hope some day to see him
the proud possessor of a fine herd
of "black and whites."
Animal Husbandry Club,
Newman Club, 1, 2
"Dick" is the "Wonder Boy" of
our class. Very active in all school
activities, he proved to be a big man
on the campus. His athletic ability
is amazing and most creditable. We
shall never forget Dick on the foot-
ball field or basketball court. His
quick wit and winning ways make
him popular with everyone, and we
shall never forget the hit he made
as "queen" of the "Hobo Winter
Carnival Dance." We owe genuine
respect to "Hurricane" for his many
varied and remarkable achievements.
If anyone ever deserved a place in
Stockbridge's "Hall of Fame,"
"Dave" is a neat, sincere and am-
bitious dairyman. His placement
training left nothing to be desired,
and his employer insists that he
return after being graduated. His
knowledge of military affairs seems
to be unlimited.
We are sure he will achieve great
heights in the dairy industry.
"Easy-going" is the adjective that
fits "Dave's" character. He likes
nothing better than to sit up half
the night thinking up fish stories to
tell his classmates.
Warren started from scratch, but
has learned a lot about the art of
fruit growing and he says if he
becomes successful it will be because
he always does a little more than he
is supposed to.
Richard Leo Corfield
Shorthorn Board, Business Manager;
Dairy Club, 1, 2; Newman Club, 1, 2;
Ring Committee. 2; Varsity Basket-
ball, 1, 2; Football, 1, 2— Co-Captain,
2; Baseball, 2; Alpha Tau Gamma,
1, 2 — Treasurer, 2
Harold Francis Davis, Jr.
Alpha Tau Gamma, 1, 2 — Secretary,
2; Athletic Board — Secretary 2;
Shorthorn Board — Assistant Business
Manager, 2; Hockey, 1, 2
Warren F. Davis
Horticulture Show, 2; Pomology
Club, 2; Recreation Conference, 1
Varsity Football, 1, 2; Hockey, 2
Track, 1; Intramural Baseball, 2
BasketbaU, 1, 2;
Collegian Reporter, 1, 2
Karl Ernest DeVine
Hobbies: Stamps and Knots
Animal Husbandry Club, 1, 2 —
Secretary 2; Dance Committees, 1, 2;
4-H Club, 1, 2; Outing Club, 1, 2—
Vice-President, 2; Ring Committee,
2; Cross Country, 1, 2 — Captain, 2:
Track, 1, 2; Little International Com-
mittee, 2; Baseball, 2; Alpha Tau
Gamma, 1, 2
Poultry Club, 1, 2
Dramatics, 2; Glee Club, 1, 2;
Dairy Club, 1, 2
Russell George Eastman
Animal Husbandry Club, 1, 2
"Andy", one of the most popular
men on campus, is well liked by all.
He may be recognized by his cheery
"on the ball" and his broad smile.
It is hard to believe that twenty-four
hours a day give him time enough
for all his activities. With his am-
bition and good common sense
"Andy" should make a first-class
dairyman, and we expect to hear
more about Vermont Guernseys in
"Bill," one of our worthy com-
mutors, divides his time between his
poultry farm and his studies. "Bill's"
Ford seemed to act favorably for a
time, but we wonder what happened
to it after the winter of '39. We are
sure that with all of his practical
experience and ingenuity, "Bill" will
Gordon started with the class of
'39 and after working a year came
back and finished with the boys of
'40. Gordon distinguished himself
as an actor with some very good
performances to his credit in our
Stockbridge plays. Although he did
not participate in sports, he was a
staunch supporter of the school
Gordon is the type of fellow who
will work hard to achieve his goal
and we all wish him the best of
"Mike" is a gentleman, a scholar
and a pal of everyone, especially
one. He has a little head start on
some of the other An. Husers, as he
already has a herd of his own
started. "Mike's" motto was, "Work
when you work and play when you
play", and he seemed to follow it
quite consistently. Have the courage
of your convictions, "Mike," and
stick with your Ayrshires.
Did you say there was anything
to be done? Well, "Dot" was there
before one could say "Jack Robin-
son". "Dot" majored in Flori, but
her heart was back home with her
prize winning Holsteins that won
her the Grand National Champion
Holstein award. "Dot's" pleasing
personality has won the high esteem
of all with whom she came in
Loads of luck, "Dot," in whatever
course you may undertake.
"Norm's" favorite pastime was
dancing, and very few of the social
events on the school calendar went
by without his being in attendance.
"Norm" showed sheep and hogs in
the Little International and gave a
very good account of himself. We
can think of no better ending than
"Bob" is known for his ability to
get along with the fairer sex. One
wonders how he manages to get
good marks with the little studying
that he does; however, we are sure
that he will be a success in the
poultry field. Bob lets nothing
worry him, and if anything is
brewing, you will find him in the
middle of it. He is never happier
than when he is springing a trick
on a fellow classmate.
There's a very big heart in this
small muscular fellow. Those who
have been privileged to know him
can testify to this fact. A heart to
go on, irrespective of obstacles both
petty and great will pave "Shorty"
a golden road. His willingness to
cooperate has led us to regard him
Dorothy C. Eger
Dance Committees, 1, 2; Dramatics,
2; Tri-Sig, 1, 2; Floriculture Club, 2;
4-H Club, 1, 2; Glee Club, 2; Short-
horn Board, 2; Horticulture Club, 1,
2; Social Chairman of Tri-Sig, 2;
Collegian Staff, 2
Norman Stuart Ekiund
Animal Husbandry Club, 2
Poultry Club — Publicity Committee,
1, 2; Bat Club— "Vice-President, 2
Charles Edward Frissell
Hobby: Nature Study
Christian Federation, 2; Dance Com-
mittee, 2; 4-H Club, 1; Horticultural
Show. 2; Recreation Conference, 2;
Horticulture Club, 1, 2— Vice-Pres-
ident 2; Class Picnic ChaiiTnan;
Baseball, 2; Track, 1, 2; Intramural
Basketball, 1, 2
Jane Caroline Gagnon
Horticulture Show, 2; Dance Com-
mittee, 2; Tri-Sig, 1, 2— President, 2;
Class Secretary, 2; Student Council,
2 — Secretary-Treasurer
Jane's extra-curricular activities
were varied and numerous. So busy
was she with her club work that
she was familiarly known as,
"Respectfully Submitted." With her
pleasant personality and sunny dis-
position she was welcome at all
gatherings or meetings held on
campus. We hope that Jane's future
will be as enjoyable as her two
years here at Stockbridge.
Robert Clarence Gamache
Glee Club, 2; Newman Club
bridge Representative, 1, 2
horn Board, 2; Intramural Baseball,
2; Basketball, 2; Alpha Tau Gamma,
1, 2; Varsity Football, 1, 2— Co-
captain, 2; Track, 1, 2; Student
Council, 2; Horticulture Club, 2;
Horticulture Show, 2; 4-H Club, 2
John Wilbur Graham
Floriculture Club, 2 — President;
Horticulture Show, 2; Assistant Edi-
tor Shorthorn Board, 2; Horticulture
Club, 2; Christian Federation, 1
Edward Joseph Hamelin
Poultry Club, 2; Intramural Basket-
"Bob's" prowess on the football
gridiron was exceeded only by his
effort to give his whole-hearted
support to his Hort. colleagues. The
dream of so many Hort. majors, to
have a self-owned nursery, has
played quite a part in influencing
"Bob's"' career and with his deter-
mination we know that he will come
through with flying colors.
May _ the best of luck be yours
"feller", for you well deserve every
bit of it.
"Prexy" from Kensington, is a
self-styled Connecticut Yankee. It
was a surpirse when he shed his
retiring attitude to become the able
leader of an influential group of
floriculturists. It was he who re-
newed the existence of the Floricul-
Smooth sailing and good luck
"Ed" is a quiet, amiable fellow,
who never seems to have a care
in the world. He is a hard worker,
alaways tends to "business", and
seems destined to become a success-
ful poultrjonan. "Always help a
friend in need," seems to be Ed-
die's motto. Dances have no appeal
to Ed; and as for girls, they're just
out of his line — as yet! His pet
hobby is bantam raising. The best
of luck to you, Ed!
"Joe" is one of the strong, hand-
some, silent type and is often seen
walking across the campus with a
look of deep meditation in his eyes.
He is a fine, industrious Horticul-
tural student, and as can be seen by
his grades, one who is fully inter-
ested and satisfied with his chosen
field of endeavor.
We sincerely wish him the success
that he deserves.
George, a dapper fellow with a
winning smile, was one of our com-
muting classmates from Hadley. Be-
ing a past master in the art of square
dancing, "Gramp" delights in a real
old-fashioned "hoe-down." A
staunch supporter of the Jersey
breed, and a dairyman of no mean
calibre. George will go a long way
as a dairy farmer. The best of luck
to you, George; we know you will
make a name for yourself in the
field of agriculture.
Whenever you run across a gath-
ering of girls discussing a certain
dark and handsome lad. you may
be sure it is Ralph who has them
all agog. However, we don't think
that the interest of the fair sex will
slow up his drive toward success.
We are inclined to think it will act
as a stimulant. A grand sport, al-
ways willing to lend a hand, you
deserve all the luck there is, Ralph.
Frank wasted but little time at
school, and every job he did, he did
well. In spite of his full schedule
and active participation in extra-
curricular activities, his scholastic
standing was among the highest.
Dependable Frank did a swell job
as house manager at A. T. G. Suc-
cess seems assured for Frank.
Joseph Hilbert Hanson
Horticulture Show, 1; Intramural
Basketball, 1; Alpha Tau Gamma, 1, 2
George Chester Hibbard
North Hadley. Mass.
Hobby: Basketball and Riding
Animal Husbandry Club, 1, 2; 4-H
Club, 1; Shorthorn Board, 2; Basket-
ball, 2; Cross Country, 1; Hockey, 1
Ralph Charles Himmelreich
Poultry Club. 2
Frank L. Howard
Dance Committees, 1, 2; Floriculture
Club, 2; Newman Club, 2; Recreation
Conference, 1; Alpha Tau Gamma,
1, 2 — House Manager, 2; Horticulture
Club. 1, 2; Football, 1, 2; Basketball,
2— Manager; Track, 1, 2; Intramural
Basketball, 1, 2; Baseball, 2;
Class Day Chairman
Samuel Lawrence Howard
Kinderhook, New York
Student Council, 1, 2 — President, 2
Alpha Tau Gamma, 1 — Historian, 2
Director of Alpha Tau Gamma, Inc.
2; Freshmen handbook chairman, 2
Deerfield Football Rally chairman, 2
Stockbridge News Correspondent, 2
Christian Federation, 2; Freshmen
Dance Committee, 1; Student Coun-
cil Dance Committee; Horticulture
Show, 2; Recreation Conference, 1, 2;
Ring Committee, 1, 2— Chairman, 2
Allan Norman Hugelman
Animal Husbandry Club, 1, 2; Base-
ball 2; Basketball, 1, Intramural, 2
Watson Mills Hurlburt
Floriculture Club, 2; Horticulture
Show, 2; Horticulture Club, 2
Alphonse Joseph Jockowski
Hobbies: Photography, Nature Stud^-
Recreation Conference. 1, 2
"Sam" has all the fine character-
istics of a good leader and organizer.
Along with these qualities, he has
been gifted with good judgment,
sound thinking, and a strong person-
ality. As President of the Student
Council, he proved beyond a doubt
that he was the right man for the
,[ob. "Sam" will long be remembered
lor his many achievements; among
these was the founding of the Pom-
Allan is one of the most studious
and capable fellows in the class. He
can converse freely on almost any
subject, and his ability to remember
facts and figures has been demon-
strated many times in class. His
ambition is to purchase a farm of
his ovim and to build up a herd of
purebred cattle. With the ability
you have shown here at Stock-
bridge, Allan, we know your success
is a sure thing.
"Watty" is a charter member of
the 8:05 a.m. and Commuters' Club.
He is one man on campus who can
boast of a host of friends, and no
enemies. Although never boisterous
he has a ready wit, and applies it
when needed. Watson, with his pipe,
felt hat, and briefcase could well be
called the class genius.
"Jim" was deemed the class'
mathematician. His fine background
in the physical sciences was an ad-
vantage in the study of Forestry.
"Jimmy" got the coveted Mount
Toby Demonstration Forest job for
Placement Training and proved
himself very competent.
A native of "The Valley", he is
a good farmer and a fine student.
We hope that his desire to continue
his education in a few years will be
realized, for he is a very promising
We seldom hear Ellen speak, but
the old saying, "Actions speak louder
than words", is perhaps the best
description one can give of her. She
is a sincere friend and a splendid
Ellen's "Jalopy Jitney Service"
will always be remembered by the
girls, especially the changing of a
flat tire between Northampton and
Her ability as a student is equalled
only by her determination to grow
"Ben", to us, is an easy-going,
good-hearted Cape Codder. He never
let class- work interfere with his foot-
ball, which he played hard and w^ell;
but after the season was over, he
buckled down conscientiously to his
Ben did his placement work on a
Vermont pheasant farm, among hills
he came to admire. His dream of
heaven however is still a little placs
nestled in the Cape Cod pines, and
we hope he'll find work there to
make it possible for him to realize
these dreams. We envy him those
lazy hours spent at his camp among
the dunes of Sandy Neck.
Paul, the real student of the class,
is bound to succeed if he keeps
taking advantage of all the oppor-
tunities that come his way. Paul
has a fine voice, as all of us know
who have followed his Glee Club
career. With his ability to make
friends, who can stop him from
becoming a well-known hotel man-*
Keep looking for those missing
"Pearly" is a quiet type of fellow
and is very popular among his class-
mates. He possesses unusual artistic
ability as can be evidenced by his
contributions to this book. A large
part of his spare time is spent in
the woods and fields making
sketches and drawings of the sur-
rounding country. "Pearly" leaves
Stockbridge with the best wishes
of the faculty and student body.
Ellen Alice Jarkko
Dramatics, 2; 4-H Club, 1, 2;
Glee Club, 2; Horticulture Show, 2;
Outing Club, 1; Shorthorn Board,
Assistant Statistical Editor, 2;
Tri-Sig, 1, 2
Edward Francis Johnson
West Barnstable, Mass.
Alpha Tau Gamma, 1, 2; 4-H Club,
1, 2; Horticulture Show, 2;
■Varsity Football, 1, 2
Paul Anthony Kalacznik
Hobby: Reading biographies
Horticulture Show, 2; Newman Club;
Religious Council, 2; Pandocios Club,
1, 2 — Librarian, 1 — Treasurer, 2;
Recreation Conference, 1, 2; Cross
Country, 1; M. S. C. Men's Glee
Club, 1, 2; State Operetta 1940,
"Francesco" in "The Gondoliers"
Pearl Pease Keyes, Jr.
West Pelham. Mass.
Dramatics, 2; Horticulture Show, 2;
Shorthorn Board, 2; Art Club, 2;
Horticulture Club, 1, 2
Edward George Konieczny
4-H Club, 1, 2; Horticulture Show,
2; Shorthorn Board, 2; Intramural
Baseball, 2; Varsity Basketball, 1, 2;
Football, 1, 2
Stephen Raymond Kosakowski
Dance Committees — Co-Chairman
Freshman Reception; Chairman of
Student Council Dance, 2; Horticul-
ture Show, 2; Stockbridge Hort.
Representative Chairman; Newman
Club, 1, 2; Recreation Conference,
1; Horticulture Club, 1, 2— President,
2; Collegian Reporter, 2; President
of Senior Class: Baseball. 2: Basket-
ball, 1; Football. 1, 2: Hockey, 2
L-amba Chi Alpha
William John Kulish
Hobbies: Outdoor Recreation,
Hunting and Fishing
Horticulture Show, 2; Outing Club.
1, 2; Recreation Conference, 1, 2
William Neal Lambert, Jr.
Recreation Conference, 1, 2; Winter
Carnival Committee, 2; Pandocios
Club, 1, 2— President, 2; Football, 1;
Outing Club, 2; M. S. C. Ski Team-
"Ed" was one of the boys from
the "Valley", and came to Stock-
bridge to study Veg. Gardening. He
was one of our most versatile class-
mates, and was active in all forms of
sport. Along with "Ed's" ability as
an athlete, he was also a very cap-
able photographer, and many of the
shots in this book are the results
of his work.
"Steve" is an active participant in
practically all of our school activities.
He is serious, hard working, and
has plenty of that good old, "do or
die" spirit. His football and hockey
lend concrete evidence to the above
statements. His magnetic personality
and ready wit were qualities that
made school life under his leader-
ship most harmonious.
"Bill" was a hard worker, a
natural born athlete, and easily one
of the best woodsmen we, who have
been in God's country, have ever
"Bill" spent his placement in the
Berkshires, working on a stream
survey for the Massachusetts Divi-
sion of Fisheries and Game.
His ambition is to become a Con-
servation officer. Massachusetts
needs more capable, cool-headed
men such as "Bill" to conserve its
natural resources. We hope he gets
the job soon, particularly for the
sake of the girl who's waiting for
"Bill" is outstanding as a steward
and as a skier. When the snow
comes King Winter isn't the only
one occupying a throne, for our
"Butch" is right in his glory, too.
This former instructor at Hans
Thorner's Swiss Ski School repre-
sented us very ably on the Winter
Carnival Committee. We shall re-
member "Bill" as an excellent skier,
a thorough student, and a good
"Toi" will be remembered as one
of the most friendly, courteous, and
keen men in our class. He is known
by all of us as "The Finn", a name
of which he is very proud. Before
coming to Stockbridge "Toi" had an
extensive background in the practi-
cal side of Animal Husbandry. Now,
with the technical knowledge ac-
quired here, we feel sure that "The
Finn" will soon gain a prominent
place in agriculture.
"Tony's" liking for an argument
makes us sorry that we didn't
organize a debating society for his
benefit. Maybe in later years one
will be formed in his memory.
"Tony" had a short football
career at Stockbridge, for one day
he turned out to be the "little man
who wasn't there."
His mature judgment and thorough
knowledge of poultry should assure
him of real accomplishment.
Brad's sincerity, as far as the
Dairy industry is concerned, could
never be doubted. He was always
in a cheerful mood and was quick
to respond to a joke. As captain of
hockey he led our team to many a
smashing victory. "When he wasn't
distinguishing himself on the ice, he
could be found at Flint Lab., kidding
"Gee, I hope it snows," was
Duane's familiar cry throughout the
winter, for with each snowfall "Len"
would make his way up into the
hills of Templeton to run the town
snowplow. A cyclist of the old
school, his bike was always present.
A good voice and he wasn't afraid
to use it; we hope to hear big things
Toivo William Lamsa
Hobbies: Horses, Sports
Animal Husbandry Club, 1, 2; Short-
horn Board; Baseball, 2
Anthony Andrew LaRosa
South Hadley, Mass.
Poultry Club, 1, 2; Intramural Bas-
Bradford S. Leach
Dairy Club, 1, 2; Hockey, 1, 2—
Captain, 2; Intramural Baseball, 2;
Winter Carnival Committee
Duone Rhuben Leonard
Horticulture Show, 2; Outing Club;
Horticulture Club, 1, 2
Samuel Harris Lotto
Dairy Club, 1, 2; Menorah Club, 1,2
Robert Joseph Macklin
Dance Committee, 2; Horticulture
Show, 2; Newman Club, 1, 2; Foot-
ball, 1, 2; Track, 1; Intramural
Basketball, 1, 2; Kolony Klub, 1, 2—
President, 2; Catalogue Committee,
2; Ba.seball, 2; Floriculture Club, 2;
Student Council, 2; Chairman, Class
Adolph Anthony Malinoski
Football, 1, 2; Intramural Basketball,
1, 2; Basketball, 2; Dairy Club. 1, 2;
Newman Club, 2
Everett Lewis Moynard
A. T. G.; Christian Federation, 1, 2;
Horticulture Show, 2; Recreation
Conference, 1, 2
"Sam's" agricultural background
has been far from neglected, for he
attended an "aggie" high school, and
has also had much actual experience.
Although many of his classmates
thought that he owned a poultry
farm, we know that dairying is
"Sam's" true line of endeavor.
He always provided plenty of
work for Professor Tague's squads
at good old "aggie engines". Sam
has a keen sense of humor and is
always willing to work.
"Bob" was loyal to Stockbridge
through and through. He proved
this by his attendance at, and par-
ticipation in, almost all extra-
curricular activities. President of the
Kolony Klub, he carried out all of
his many duties and responsibilties
to the letter, and maintained the
friendship and respect of every
member with his likable and radiant
personality. "Bob" excelled in ath-
letics just as we know he will excel
in the greater competition of life.
"Mai" is one member of the class
that undoubtedly started the new
year, 1940, right — he got married.
"Mai" doesn't have to worry about
getting a job when he graduates;
because of his excellent placement
work his employer has asked him
to come back. His pleasing ways
and willingness to work will long
be remembered by us at Stockbridge.
"Ev" or "Cy", as the gang call
him, is tall, dark and e-r-r-r hand-
A good student while with us,
Everett hopes to continue his edu-
cation by going to Connecticut or
Michigan University. We're pulling
for him — for we realize that this
country needs not only more but
better trained wildlife workers.
Everett spent his Placement
Training on a game refuge in
Goshen and Hawley. He is ever
buUding up for himself a host of
friends in sporting circles.
The ice cream world is about to
receive a most valuable addition in
the person of "Jack" Messier. As a
result of an inquiring nature and
abUity to absorb knowledge, Jack's
potentialities are great.
He missed but few social events,
and we are sure he will not miss any
opportunities to make the ice cream
Coming from Middlefield, the well-
known Milking Shorthorn country,
"Gordie" is naturally interested in
this fine breed. Although he was
very conscientious about his studies,
he often found time to get down to
South Amherst on Wednesday even-
ings to attend the good old square
dances. With his extensive back-
ground in agriculture, plus his tech-
nical knowledge acquired here, we
feel that Gordon's success as a
breeder and showman can be well
John is a very quiet, unassuming
lad who comes to Stockbridge from
Dorchester, Mass. Although not an
athlete, he was always cheering on
the sidelines. Studies occupied most
of his time as was evidenced by his
marks. John says he's not bashful,
he just hasn't time for girls. Con-
servatism, cheerfulness, and con-
scientiousness were his predominant
"Great men, little noise make, and
I make none at all." Wayne's
cheerfulness, generosity, and help-
ful spirit should serve him as well
in the future as they have in the
past. Musically inclined, you may
find him trumpeting or singing his
way through the "College of Hard
Knocks" as his horse ranch grows
in fame. A man "to ride the river
New Bedford, Mass.
Dairy Club, 2; Newman Club, 1, 2;
Intramural Baseball, 2
Gordon Paul Miller
Animal Husbandry Club, 1, 2
Intramural Basketball, 2; 4-H Club,
1; Baseball, 2
John William Morris
Dairy Club. 1, 2
Wayne Hall Morse
Hobby: Horseback Riding
Animal Husbandry Club, 2; Baseball,
2; Hockey, 1
Michel A. Morvant, Jr.
Winter Carnival Committee, 1, 2;
Alpha Tau Gamma; Dairy Club,
1, 2; Dance Committee, 1; Outing
Club, 2; Shorthorn Board, 1
J. Leo McDonald
Animal Husbandry Club, 1, 2; Glee
Club, 2; Newman Club, 1, 2; Short-
horn Board, 2— Sports Editor, 2;
Baseball, 2; Intramural Basketball,
2; Football, 1, 2; Track 2;
Senior Class Treasurer
Hobby; Sailing and Basketball
Bat Club, 1, 2; Poultry Club, 1, 2
John Daniel Neville
Shorthorn Board— Editor in Chief;
Dance Committee, 2; Animal Hus-
bandry Club, 1, 2; Newman Club,
1, 2; Alpha Tau Gamma
The expression, "Ah, snow at
last," accompanied by a loud cheer
and a lusty stroke on the back is
an introduction fitting to high-
spirited "Mike." Our able class-
mate just wouldn't be defeated, as
was shown by his achievements at
the Winter Carnivals. We sincerely
hope, for "Mike's" sake, that the
Connecticut Valley will each year
be blessed with an abundance of
From present indications we
should "hear" much from Mike as
a prominent figure in the Dairy
When it comes to sports, "Mac"
is very versatile. No matter which
sport he chooses, he always gives
a good account of himself. This
can be attested to by his excellent
performance in the backfield of
our football team. However, "Mac's"
versatility doesn't stop here, for with
the fair sex he is equally adept. An
excellent placement record, scienti-
fic knowledge acquired here, and a
capacity to do things well will make
"Mac" a proficient herdsman.
"Mac" is a genius for arranging
and budgeting his time so that he
can do what he wants, when he
wants to. He spends much of this
budgeted time traveling to Chelms-
ford, we are sure that it's not just
to buy ginger ale.
"Johnnie" will always be remem-
bered as the gentleman and scholar
of the Animal Husbandry Class.
Vitally interested in the welfare of
his class, he has filled many an im-
portant position during his stay at
S. S. A.
As Editor-in-Chief of the Short-
horn, conscientious John possessed
that knack of getting work done and
done efficiently. John has the
respect and admiration of the class,
and he will continue to have the
respect and admiration of all with
whom he comes in contact.
If a medal were to be awarded to
the member of the An. Hus. class
who strove most valiantly to be the
Premier Showman in the Little In-
ternational, "Newt" would be the
most logical selection. "Newt" came
here with a definite purpose in mind:
to obtain a thorough understanding
of the science of agriculture. We
are convinced that he has achieved
his aspiration, for he has all the
qualifications of a reliable herdsman.
"Nick", who hails from the Cape,
started his career at Stockbridge as
a Dairy Major, but changed over to
Animal Husbandry. He spent his
placement training in Vermont and
now his ambition is to own a farm
and build up a hei-d of his own.
"Nick" will be remembered for his
sincerity and generosity, as he was
always willing to lend a hand
whenever one was needed.
"Johnny", with his understanding
of animals and his interest in bac-
teriology, has the qualifications of
making a good veterinarian, a pro-
fession for which he has often
seriously considered studying. He
is congenial in his relationships with
others, and always looks at the
bright side of life.
"Art" is one of our most versatile
members. Among his favorite pas-
times are bowling and art. He has
displayed in his room an art gallery
proving his ability as an artist. He
is one of the originators of the Bat
Club, and is also a conscientious
worker in the Wesley Foundation
group. Success, "Art," in anything
you may undertake!
Gordon Barrett Newton
Hobbies: Bowling and Riding
Animal Husbandi-y Club, 1, 2; Bas-
ketball, 1; Football, 1; Hockey, 1, 2
Richard Charles Nickerson
Animal Husbandry Club, 2
John Henry O'Hearn
Animal Husbandry Club. 2: Alpha
Arthur Alexander Ormo
Bat Club, 1, 2; Floriculture Club, 2;
Horticulture Club, 2; Shorthorn
Board, 2; Track, 1; Horticulture
Willard M. PoHon
North Amherst, Mass.
4-H Club, 1, 2; Outing Club, 1;
Varsity Basketball, 1; Cross Country,
2; Hockey, 2; Baseball, 2
Bill is one who hates to miss any
activities on Campus, especially
those in sports. He is a friend of
everyone, especially a certain "Miss"
in a neighboring town. He does
not talk excessively, but is always
He does his work carefully and
thoroughly. This, along with his
experience and liking for vegetable
gardening, will surely help him to
Walter Allen Pease
Hockey; Horticulture Show, 2
"Walt" is the strong, silent type,
and the possessor of a captivating
smile. He has made many friends
on the campus among both students
and instructors. Outside of Horti-
culture, "Walt's" chief interest was
in hockey, and he was a veritable
encyclopedia on current hockey
news. Ludlow made a fine contri-
bution to Stockbridge.
George John Pellettiere, Jr.
Dairy Club, 2
David Alfred Perham
Hobbies: Entomology, Photography
Alpha Tau Gamma; Horticultural
Show, 2; Pomology Club, 2
"Pel," in his business suit, was
perhaps the quietest member of our
class. He possessed a dry humor
that often helped to brighten a dull
discussion. During his freshman
year, "Pel" burned up the road to
Worcester every week-end, but this
year he joined the order of H. M. M.
(Happily Married Men) and reduced
his traveling expenses. Without
George's V-8 we would have been
plenty late for many of those late
afternoon classes. May all "Pel's"
desires for the future be realized.
"Tinker" was the boy in the
"Pom" class who could always fix
any little gadget that was out of
kilter. Although quiet in the class-
room, when called upon to recite, he
usually hit "the nail on the head."
As far as we know, a week end in
Amherst is an experience "Dave"
has never known. All around good
fellowship and sincerity are char-
acteristics personified by "Dave."
Alan is one of the more reserved
members of our class, but held in
high esteem by both faculty and
students. He was a member of our
cross country and winter track
teams during his freshman and sen-
ior years, and he always maintained
a high scholastic standing. As a
landscape gardener he should surely
make the grade.
"King", the boy from Penn., with
his quick wit and good humor has
brightened many a dreary day. From
his experiences in the West he has
acquired a great love for both horses
His only regret in life is that there
is not enough information on his
beloved breed. The Brown Swiss.
Good luck, "King", and when
your herd is established may they
always breed ti'ue to type.
Alan Russell Pollock
Horticulture Show, 1; Outing Club,
1; Track 1
Cole Britten Price, Jr.
Animal Husbandry Club, 1, 2; Dairy
Club, 1; Glee Club, 1; Reporter for
Collegian; Alpha Tau Gamma
"Ev" always rated "tops" in his
class, and his record was indeed
enviable. Practical joking seemed
to be one of his hobbies.
Everett enjoys fine music and
makes his contribution by playing
in the band.
We are sure that with his ex-
cellent ability and winning person-
ality, "Ev" will go a long way in
the field of Horticulture.
Everett Jones Raynes
Chestnut Hill. Mass.
Band, 1, 2; Horticulture Show, 2;
Horticulture Club, 1. 2: Varsity
Hockey, 2; Stosag
A bike during the fall, and a Ford
during the winter — that's the way
"Howie" believes in traveling to and
from class. Last year we were
without "Howie's" cheery disposi-
tion and sharp wit for he came to
Stockbridge as a member of the
senior class. We hope he will con-
tinue, for a long time to come, on
his joyous "ride" through life.
North Attleboro, Mj
4-H Club, 2; Outing Club, 2;
Poultry Club, 2
Eugene Edward Reilly, Jr.
Dairy Club, 1, 2— President, 2; New-
man Club, 1, 2; Kolony Klub, 2—
House Manager; Shorthorn Board —
Statistical Editor; Freshman Recep-
tion Dance, 2 — Chairman; Football,
1, 2; Intramural Basketball and
Baseball, 2; General Chairman of
Richard Coughlin Richards
Hobby: Horseback Riding
Animal Husbandry Club, 2
Louis Herbert Riedl
Student Council, 1, 2 — Vice-Presi-
dent; Alpha Tau Gamma, 1, 2 — Vice-
President, 2; Chairman of Senior
Reception Dance, 2; Shorthorn
Board, 2 — Literary Editor; Newman
Club, 1, 2; Dairy Club, 1, 2
Animal Husbandry Club, 1, 2; 4-H
Club, 1, 2; Outing Club, 1, 2; Cross
Country, 2; Track, 1, 2
A "regular fella" is the best way
to describe "Gene". He has the
ability to take an active part in
social activities, and still rank at
the top when the marks came out.
This athletically inclined fellow,
with his pleasant smile and his
willingness to help the other fellow,
has made himself an outstanding
member of the class. For outside
activities, "Gene" seems to favor
"Dick" was always a good sport,
and his experiences within the range
i)f his old Model A were wide and
He did a good job in his classes
and always had a ready argument
for the Prof.
With "Dick's" good nature, sense
of humor, and ability he should
.show those Booneville and Steuben
farmers a thing or two.
"Lou" is the "Jimmy Walker"
type. He is well-dressed, a song
writer, and apt to be a little tardy
at times. His personality is best
expressed in his cheerful, contagious
smile. He is senior member of the
"Worcester Three", and he is usually
responsible for their glee.
Lyrical Lou has been a key-man
at Stockbridge and w^ith a little
plugging in the right direction — well,
"Hi, ya, fella," is the cheery greet-
ing everyone on campus receives
from Eugene and this is one of the
things for which he will long be
remembered. "Sally" was active in
the various clubs on campus and
possessed a cooperative spirit which
made him welcome at any gathering
Fred Sargent, a loyal Vermonter.
is the intellectual leader of the
hotel class. His ability to trace down
errors in accounting problems has
earned for him the name of "Super
Sleuth." When the dramatics call
came, Fred answered, and his cast-
ing was usually that of a villain.
One of the more conservative
members of the hotel group, he is
well-liked and respected by his
It was a common sight on the
campus to see "Ed" pumping his
bicycle from work to his eight
"Ed" always had the right com-
bination of work and play to make
him popular with his classmates. He
was a very conscientious worker
who will make a place for himself
in the world. Keep going "Ed",
we're all behind you.
"There's no place like Thompson-
ville." Smyth, who insists that the
farmer is the martyr of the New
Deal, is one of the most popular
fellows in K. K. Ihis well dressed,
proud young farmer invokes the
admiration and envy of the Dairy
class with his good taste and styls.
With "T-ville's" practical exper-
ience and ever- increasing interest in
dairying we are sure that he will
do much to make Thompsonville
"Bill," a fun-loving and good
natured chap, shows by his accom-
plishment in track and hockey that
he is an untiring sports enthusiast.
He holds an outstanding record in
his ability to judge vegetables and
fruits and is always able to give
information on potato growing.
"Bill," may success be yours in
anything you may pursue.
Frederic Day Sargent
Dramatics, 2; Christian Federation,
1, 2; Wesley Foundation, 1, 2;
Pandocios Club, 1, 2; Recreation
Conference, 1, 2; Shorthorn Board,
2; Horticulture Club, 2;
Glee Club, 1, 2
Edward William Siegal
Dairy Club, 1, 2; Menorah Club, 1, 2;
Cross Country, 1, 2; Track, 1, 2; Bat
Club, 2— President, 2
Thomas Richard Smyth
Dairy Club, 1, 2; Kolony Klub, 2—
Treasurer; Boxing, 1;
Newman Club, 1, 2
William Orr Spear
Feeding Hills, Mass.
Christian Federation, 1, 2; Horticul-
ture Club, 2: 4-H Club, 1; Horticul-
ture Show, 2; Baseball, 2; Cross
Country, 1. 2; Hockey, 2; Track, 1, 2
Carl William Sprague
M.S.C. Band, 1, 2; M.S.C. Orchestra,
2; Poultry Club, 1, 2; Intramural
Basketball, 2; Football, 1, 2
Determination and persistency are
appropriate adjectives describing our
cornet player from the poultry sec-
tion. Although he is small of
stature, his contributions to our
school have been considerable, as
evidenced by his activities in sports
and musical programs. We often
wondered if it was Carl's interest in
poultry that prompted his homeward
journey every week-end.
Alice 0. M. Stone
Hobbies: Hiking and Dogs
Dramatics, 2; Floriculture Club, 2;
Horticulture Show, 2; Outing Club,
1, 2; Poultry Club, 1; Shorthorn
Board, 2; Tri-Sig
Alice, although one of the quieter
Flori. majors, displayed one of the
best wits in the class, together with
refreshing sincerity and a fault of
seeing that even the most minute
detail was thoroughly attended to.
With her perseverance and initiative
she will certainly get that flower
shop of her dreams.
Timothy Cornelius Sullivan
Kolony Klub, 1, 2; Dance Committee,
2; Horticulture Show, 2; Horticultur2
Club, 1, 2; Newman Club, 2; Foot-
ball, 1; Class Day Marshal; Cap and
Gown Committee, Chairman; Intra-
mural Basketball, 1, 2
Daniel Hiscock Taft
Kolony Klub, 1, 2; Pomology Club,
2 — Secretary; Intramural
Basketball,, 1, 2
"Sully," with his unruly blonde
hair, is one of the most likable
fellows in the class. His willingness
to cooperate and the quiet manner
in which he does cooperate, makes,
"the man behind the scene" a fitting
phrase to describe him. A catastrophe
was close at hand the day "Tim"
was almost lost in the mountain
laurel on Mt. Tobey.
With a definite liking and a
thorough knowledge of horticulture,
his chosen field, what can one expect
but a prosperous realization of his
"Dan" is the "educated boy" of
the Pomology class. His outstanding
work has kept him at the head of
his class for two years.
A great believer in the Kolony
Klub, Dan took part in all activities
with the same zest that he put into
We who know him well, feel he
will go a long way as a fruit grower.
Good luck, "Dan"!
"Dick's" background was broaden-
ed by his previous attendance at
Ohio State University. He brought
to Stockbridge the latest Esquire
styles plus a swell Oldsmobile coupe.
Another member of the H. M. M.
Dick took residence in Northampton,
and became one of its more solid
citizens. Dick goes into the world
with the best wishes of all his
"Jim" is a handsome lad with
plenty of good Irish humor. This
curly-haired, easy-going classmate
received a wealth of practical ex-
perience at Teehan's Dairy in
Springfield. He has all the qualifi-
cations of a "Good Will" man, and
there was hardly an event at school
that didn't have Jim on the refresh-
ment committee. Those of us who
know Jim will vouch for the fact
that he is a prince of good fellows.
"Larry" is the type of fellow who
believes that any job worth doing,
is worth doing well. "Larry's" fine
work as manager of the football
team helped to prove this. As Pres-
ident of A, T. G., "Larry" did much
to promote good will. His winning
smUe and dry humor balanced his
more serious side. We know that
he will continue in life as a leader
in his chosen profession.
"Milt," one of our most gay and
dashing fellows, majored in Hort.
He was the lad who worked hi.s
placement term out at Wellesley
College and came back with rather
definite ideas regarding the species
that clustered about that campu.s.
Although "Milt" possessed a Ford,
which lacked plugs to make it run.
he seemed to get around quite a
good deal by using a smile and a
scoop of pep.
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Richard F. Toft
Newport, Rhode Island
Dairy Club, 1, 2
James Patrick Teehan
Dairy Club, 1, 2; Newman Club, 1, 2
Kolony Klub, 2— House Marshal
Football, 1; Intramural Baseball, 2
Lawrence Leonard Tierney
Alpha Tau Gamma — President;
Dance Committees, 1; Horticulture
Show, 2; Pomology Club, 2 — Vice-
President; Poultry Club, 1; Fresh-
man Class Treasurer; Handbook
Committee; Intramural Basketball, 2;
FootbaU, 1, i.
Milton Townsend Theall
Recreation Conference. 1; Entomol-
ogy, 1; Horticulture Club, 1, 2;
Cross Country, 1, 2; Track, 1, 2;
Everett A. True
Horticulture Show, 2; Floriculture
Club, 2; Football, 1, 2; Bat Club, 1, 2
Barbara Marie Turnquist
4-H Club, 1, 2; Glee Club, 2; Horti-
culture Show, 2; Outing Club, 1;
Shorthorn Board, 2; Tri-Sig, 1, 2
Paul Carter Vinson
Animal Husbandry Club, 1, 2—
Treasurer, 2; Intramural
"Bud" is one of those unpredict-
able fellows who are always coming
up with the unexpected, such as
that famous seventy-five cent swim.
On the football field he proved to
have what it takes; his spirit and
courage won the admiration of all
those with whom he played. We are
sure he will be a credit to the Flori.
Speed, in walking, talking and
working seem to be one of Barbara's
chief assets. This enviable quality,
combined with her easy going, jovial
personality, should make her future
both profitable and pleasant. We
sincerely wish her success in all
Here is a man who will hold up
his end in any argument on any
subject. He is an authority on
agriculture and specializes in Hol-
stein cows. "Vinni" is noted for his
ambition and integrity. He demon-
strated his ability as a showman, by
winning the Premier Showmanship
contest in the Little International.
John Robert Walker
Dramatics, 1, 2; Glee Club, 1; Horti-
culture Show, 2; Outing Club, 2;
Horticulture Club, 2
"Johnny" joined us at the begin-
ning of our senior year, and he soon
proved that he belonged in our class.
Whatever his luck, he was always
cheerful. Just a mite of a lad, but
with a whale of a heart, his cheer-
fulness makes him most welcome
wherever he goes. Beekeening is
"Johnnie's" hobby, and he is very
much interested in certain kinds of
honey. Good luck, "Johnny."
"Stan" will best be remembered
for his athletic prowess. His natural
ability on the football field and
basketball court, coupled with his
fine example of sportsmanship, con-
tributed largely to the success of
our teams. In his senior year the
basketball team rewarded him with
An excellent student — he should
"Dick" is noted for having the
courage of his convictions, and there
are few of us who support our
opinions as strongly as he does. He
has the ability to hold many friends,
and a friendship with him is a
genuine one. With "Dick's" business
acumen, plus his training here at
Stockbridge, we know he will attain
that degree of success of which he
has shown himself to be deserving.
"Charlie," a faithful, hard worker
and a great sport, loves to spend his
leisure hours exploring the wide
He will never forget those
picturesque hills of Goshen and
Hawley on the wildlife areas where
he spent his Placement Training last
Never would we have arrived on
time for class had it not been for
Charlie's faithful car.
All indications show that he will
find the work he loves on some
good widllife refuge.
"Rusty" is the personification of
"sincerity of purpose." Last year
his cheery smile might have been
seen on the neighboring campus, but
this year he has spent his time
greeting guests at the Drake Hotel.
The manner in which "Rusty"
carried his full schedule of school
and work shows us that his interest
in getting ahead is more than a
passing fancy. Some hotel is going
to be exceedingly fortunate to
announce him as a member of its
Stanley Edwin Waskiewicz
Dairy Club, 1, 2: 4-H Club, 1, 2;
Newman Club, 2; Basketball, 2—
Captain; Football, 1
Animal Husbandry Club, 1, 2;
Poultry Club, 2; Intramural Basket-
ball, 1, 2; Collegian Staff, 1;
Charles Henry Winslow
Newton Highlands. Mass.
Hobbies: Hunting and Fishing
Christian Federation, 1, 2: Horticul-
ture Show, 2; Recreation
Conference, 1, 2
Russell Dutton Worcester
Hollis, New Hampshire
Pandocios Club, 1, 2; Recreation
Conference, 1, 2; Kolony Klub, 1, 2
Ernest J. Zevitas
Horticulture Show, 2; Outing Club,
2; Shorthorn Board, 2; Horticulture
Club, 2; Floriculture Club, 2
Coming to S. S. A. as a senior,
"Ernie" has absorbed a great deal
of knowledge during his one year
of study. A conscientious, quick-
thinking fellow, he finds much en-
joyment in a hot discussion concern-
ing trees and their care. Making
tree surgery his business, he entered
this field in the spring. With such
initiative, there is no doubt about
his being successful in his vocation.
Rebecca Sheidon Dickie
Horticulture Club, 1, 2 — Secretary, 2;
Horticulture Show, 2— 1st Prize
Look for a black and white
velocipede and you would surely see
"Becky," one of the girls from
"Harmony Hall." "Becky" never
forgot to bring her good nature
along with her. If anyone was asked
how she rated, the reply was sure
to be, "A swell sport."
May good luck be yours, and may
you with your ambition and brilliant
mind enjoy the same success in the
field of Horticulture as you have
found here at Stockbridge.
David Joseph Molinari
Hobby: Wild Life
Poultry Club, 1, 2
"Dave" unfortunately was obliged
to leave school prematurely on
account of illness. However, "Dave"
we sincerely hope that you will be
able to return next year and
complete your course in Poultry
Husbandry. Your classmates of
1940 wish you all the luck in the
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STOCKBRIDGE HONORARY SOCIETY
First row: Raynes, Howard, Neville, Clement
Second row: Hurlburt, Hugelman, Jackowski
For the fourth year, the editors of
the Shorthorn are pleased to pay
tribute to those students of the grad-
uating class who, by virtue of their
outstanding scholastic records have
won for themselves places on the scroll
of our honorary scholastic society,
The members of the class of 1940
who have won this distinction are:
Roland C. Clement,
Samuel L. Howard,
Allan N. Hugelman,
Watson M. Hurlburt,
Alphonse J. Jackowski,
John D. Neville,
Everett J. Raynes,
Stosag is a contraction taken from
the name, Stockbridge School of Agri-
culture, and the society was founded
in 1937 at the suggestion of Professor
Miner J. Markuson. Its purpose is the
recognition of high scholastic merit,
and the following standards guide the
selection of its members:
An average of 85 or better for the
first three semesters with no mark
below 70 is required. Placement
training grades shall be used to
guide the Faculty Advisory Com-
mittee in making selections, but shall
not be included in averages submit-
ted. There shall be no dues and no
future organization of members of
The award is an engraved certificate
signed by the President of the College
and the Director of Short Courses.
ANIMAL HUSBANDRY CLASS OF 1940
First row: Neville, Newton, Professors Thayer, Ensminger, and Foley, McDonald, Eklund
Second row: O'Heam, Whidden, Connor, Bowman, Vinson, Hibbard, Clough
Third row: Nickerson, Atkins, Hugelman, Richards, Price, Salamandra
Fourth row: Collingwood, Lamsa, Brown, Bosworth, Morse, Miller
DAIRY MANUFACTURES CLASS OF 1940
First row: Brown, Leach, Smyth, Lotto, Morvant, Adams
Second row: Ball, Siegal, Messier, Morris, Burke, Teehan, Corfield, Reilly, Pellettiere,
Third row: Waskiewicz, Taft, Dimock, Professor Lindquist
FLORICULTURE CLASS OF 1940
First row: Hurlburt, Eger, Gagnon, Berkeley, Stone
Second row: True, Adriance, Howard, Macklin, Ormo, Graham, Ankevitz
HORTICULTURE CLASS OF 1940
First row: Frissell, Benson, Dickie, Sullivan, Kosakowski, Zevitas
Second row: Hanson. Leonard, Theall, Pollock, Pease, Walker, Cembalisty
Third row: Raynes, Gamache, Keyes
HOTEL STEWARDING CLASS OF 1940
First row: Lambert, Worcester
Second row: Briesmaster, Sargent, Ballentine, Kalacznik
POMOLOGY CLASS OF 1940
First row: Perham, Brown, Turnquist, Davis, Tierney
Second row: Taft, Howard, Bassett
POULTRY HUSBANDRY CLASS OF 1940
First row: DeWitt, McTernan, Sprague, Himmelreich
Second row: Browning, Hamelin, Fairbanks
VEGETABLE GARDENING CLASS OF 1940
First row: Patton. Spear. Jarkko, Konieczny
WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT CLASS OF 1940
First row: Kulish, Coates, Johnson, Clement, Jackowski
Second row: Maynard, Winslow, Benson
'Tis indeed an ill wind that blows no
good. The tremendous task of salvag-
ing New England's hurricane timber
brought new and interesting problems.
We students had the opportunity to
study logging operations, scale timber,
and otherwise gain unusual insight into
a very interesting phase of forestry
activity. Foremost among these unex-
pected opportunities was our associa-
tion with Professor Robert P. Holds-
worth, head of the Department of
Forestry, who though always a good
friend of the Wildlife classes, won the
very particular appreciation of our
class for his warm-hearted teaching
In March the Freshmen class played
a major role in the erection of a very
successful 30 x 30 foot scale model of
a planned community at the Recrea-
tional Conference exhibit.
Placement Training was less diversi-
fied than usual, but just as interesting
and valuable to us. Alphonse Jack-
owski was assigned to the coveted
Mount Toby Forest job, Roland Clem-
ent and William Kulish spent the
summer in Berkshire County on a
stream survey, while Charles Coates
went to the Wrentham Game Refuge
and Everett Maynard and Charles
Winslow spent their summer on an-
other refuge in Goshen. Edward
Johnson went to a Vermont game
farm, and Donald Peterson suffered an
untimely illness which unfortunately
precluded his doing placement work.
Fresh from the field, the class re-
united in October to tackle the final
year's studies with renewed energy.
Besides several sciences, the first sem-
ester included individual projects in
Life Husbandry studies, and during the
final semester each student was as-
signed a problem in field research. The
selection showed a wide range of in-
terests, including as it did mice, foxes,
crows, pheasants, rabbits, grouse, den
studies, and data analysis.
The class set up an exhibit on wild-
life food plants at the Horticultural
Show in November and won many
compliments on its educational value.
The class of '41 gave valuable assist-
Seminars were held at intervals at
which time experts discussed wildlife
topics. The climax in this series v/as
a discussion of Ruffed Grouse problems
led by Professor Ralph T. King of New
FRESHMAN CLASS OFFICERS
Curran, Douglas, Watt, Jones
President, Vernon G. Jones
Vice-President, William J. Curran
Secretary, Julia L. Douglas
Treasurer, Dorothy M. Watt
ANIMAL HUSBANDRY CLASS OF 1941
First row: Miller, Parker, McCarthy, Baldwin, Johnson, Holopainen, Kneeland
Second row: Holland, Patton, Cromwell, Vanderhoop, Smith, Allessio, Murphy
Third row: Mattison, Marsh, Townsley, Clapp, Earl, Olson
Fourth row: Stockwell, Whidden, Valentine, Henderson, Merriam, Hazen
DAIRY MANUFACTURES CLASS OF 1941
First row: Drapeau, Campbell, Todd, Dorchester, Therrien
Second row: Smiarowski, Caroto, Nicholson, Levine, Lyman
Third row: Kelley, Jenson, Spivack, Scarborough
Fourth row: Gizienski, Fleury, McCarthy, Minor, Mooney
FLORICULTURE CLASS OF 1941
First row: Contenta, Weir, Meister, Figuerdo, Douglas, Watt, Rumgay, Norton, Ryan
Second row: Macdonald, Stobbart, Waaramaa, Gushee, Bruun, Stentiford, Herring, Tvelia,
Third row: Gray, Barton, Watts, Hilliard, West, Flower, Baer, Marcinowski
HORTICULTURE CLASS OF 1941
First row: Hodgen, Ware, Spidi, Abbey, Anderson, Conrad, Szafir,
Second row. Chapin, Stone, Baksay, Sperandio, Sokol, Hutchinson, Jones, Golden, Kemp,
Cook, Hall, Neuman
Third row: Mattson, Kerr, Scott, Wood, Greene, Clark, Donnellan, Banas, Ogonis
HOTEL STEWARDING CLASS OF 1941
First row: Doggett, Keblinski, Floyd, Cahill, Ferriter, Rogowski
Second row: Stearns, Curran, Ray, Hall, Flagg, Vallett
Third row: Abbott, Greene, Mooney, Smith, Verbeck
POMOLOGY CLASS OF 1941
First row: Gilmore, Marshall, Nickerson, Grace
Second row: Libby, Emmert, Rowse, Potter
POULTRY HUSBANDRY CLASS OF 1941
First row: Roleau, Spooner, Witt, Roberts, Hardy, Tanner, Glanville
Second row: Patton Merry, Heath, McFarlan, Johnson
Third row: Fassett, Spafford, Cadigan, Sorli, Szewczak
VEGETABLE GARDENING CLASS OF 1941
Zetterberg, Holzman, Ingham, Bemben
WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT CLASS OF 1941
First row: Brown, Fortune, Dolan, Bak, Butterworth, Bryan
Second row: Leonard, Boyce, Bemotas, Koenig, Hill, Reinap
QUOTABLE CAMPUS QUOTES
THE CAMPUS . . .
"Sunny spots of greenery."
GRADUATION . . .
"One good day redeems a year."
GRADUATING CLASS . . .
"We know what we are. but know
not what we rnay he."
PLACEMENT TRAINING . . .
"The duty of labor is written on a
a man's body; in the stout muscles
of the arm, and the delicate
machinery of the hands."
OUR ALLOWANCE . . .
"To make three guineas do the
work of five."
AT THE CAFETERIA . . .
"They also serve who only stand
GLEE CLUB . . .
"Little dew-drops of celestial
MISSED A CLASS . . .
"It is the flash which appears, the
thunder bolt u-ill follou-."
THE CAMPUS BULLETIN . . .
"Men must )-ead for amusement as
well as for kiiou'ledge."
— H. W. Beecher
THE GIRL BACK HOME . . .
"Her step is music, and her voice
is a song."
HOUR EXAM ON MONDAY . . .
"These woi'ds ai'e razors to my
THIS COLUMN . . .
"Though this be madness, yet there
is method in it."
E. J. Zevitas, '40.
In getting an education, whether
for one reason or another, you decide
to get vocational training such as
Stockbridge offers, or a more rounded
background in State, much the same
formula applies. Interest and enthu-
siasm, diligent application, and plain
hard work; these are the requisites. Of
course, I know as well as you that you
can get a diploma or a degree without
any of these, but I also know that you
won't be getting an education! Too
many people fail to differentiate.
What is an education? Each of us
will perhaps have a very different
answer to that, but a fair attempt at
definition might be, (1) from the vo-
cational aspect, it is the acquisition of
mastery over certain techniques and
principles necessary to the pursuit of
whatever occupation you have decided
upon as your life work; (2) from the
more fundamental and broader aspect,
it is, as Dr. Torrey has told those who
would listen, "the ability to respond to
a progressively subtler scale of values".
The first will help you make a decent
living, the second will help you lead a
happier life. I'm convinced that both
are necessary, though too many people
have divorced them in the face of econ-
omic exigency and the materialism of
As Stockbridge students, I believe
you have the edge over your State
colleagues in knowing more tangibly
what you want; hence, you are better
able to direct your energies to good
purpose. Your Placement Training is
intended to bolster this certitude by
giving you real experience in your
chosen field and, it is hoped, an idea
of your limitations, in order that, upon
returning for your second year of
work, you may have a keener interest
and a fuller appreciation of the oppor-
tunities before you.
It should, too, make you realize that
your training is rather cursory and
that, in order to progress, you will find
it necessary to continue studying
throughout life. There are times when
knowing what you don't know, is quite
as important as confidence in what you
do know. A clear conception of his
limitations has saved many a man from
There is among us, however, a too-
prevalent belief in the existence of
magic formulas to obviate hard work
in learning. We've all sought for them,
but those of us who are realistic have
learned that there is no short cut, that
there is no "royal road to learning."
Application is the only certain key.
Another thing that dogs the Stock-
bridge student is a seeming distrust of
words and books. So many foolishly
believe that specific and technical words
are "theoretical" and have no place in
a '"practical" man's vocabulary, failing
to realize that each and every word
was intended to convey a meaning,
often but subtly different from that of
another word, but nevertheless dis-
tinct. The man who can use words,
wields powerful tools!
The State student has a better
chance to wean himself of this common
bugbear because he is required to
learn the proper use of words and to
read good literature, like it or not! To
you, as a vocational student, is left
the task of acquiring your cultural
education after leaving college. This
should be an exciting life-long quest,
and certainly not half so difficult as
some people seem to think, because
nowadays the best books, the best
music, and the finest art, are all avail-
able to every man!
Let us hope your experience will
soon cause you to realize that no one
is going to give you your education,
but that, conversely, you'll have to
struggle for it against a system built
upon childish conventions, more or less
necessary because the entrance re-
quirements don't weed out the unfit,
too many outside activities, and the
distractions of less interested class-
Finally, having worked long enough,
you'll suddenly realize that success, be
it scholastic or of any other type has
no secret, but a formula: Hard Work!
—Roland C. Clement '40
TRIBUTE TO COACH BALL
COACH LORIN E. BALL
More than a few words of praise
should be given to Coach Lorin E.
("Red") Ball for his fine work with
the Stockbridge athletic teams.
Year after year "Red" finds the
same situation facing him, namely that
of greeting but a small group of candi-
dates for the various teams which he
coaches. Most of the men are so in-
experienced that it is hard to convert
them into good players.
Other difficulties encountered are
short practice sessions and the frequent
necessity of practicing with only part
of the squads present, many of the
players being affected by outside work.
In spite of these hindrances, he puts
his shoulder to the wheel and some-
how manages to build good teams with
the material he has.
"Red's" personality stands out above
all his other fine characteristics. His
kind words and winning smile have
won for him many friends. Condemn-
ing unsportsmanlike conduct, both on
and off the field, he has won the
respect of every boy who has played
under him. He has great spirit and
his teams catch his spirit from him.
May he long continue to build teams
with that winning spirit.
STOCKBRI DGE ATHLETICS
The Stockbridge School athletic program
compares favorably with that of any of our
leading preparatory schools. Teams are
maintained in football, basketball, cross
country, hockey, and winter track. All stu-
dents are urged to participate, and with the
exception of basketball, no squads are cut.
Medical examination is required for all can-
didates in any sport.
An average of about 50 men, or approx-
imately one-fifth of the student body, partic-
ipate in football. Three teams are maintained,
all of which play outside games, so that every
member of the squad has an opportunity to
compete against outside competition. With
the idea of giving the boys the educational
advantages of travel, one long trip is taken
every year. At the present time, home and
home games are played with the New York
School of Agriculture on Long Island. Last
fall this enabled our squad to see the World's
Fair, an opportunity which many would not
have otherwise had. In 1941, home and home
games will be started with the Vermont
Junior College at Montpelier, Vermont. The
highlight of the football schedule is always
the final game with Deerfield Academy at
Deerfield. This game has been played since
1924 and is the one fame that has come to
be looked upon as a fixture on our schedule.
A half-holiday is declared by Director Ver-
beck, and a large majority of the student
body journeys to Deerfield to cheer the team,
and to meet with the Deerfield students at a
reception which Headmaster Frank Boyden
of the Academy always holds following the
game. This get-together of the students and
teams is characteristic of the friendly feeling
which exists between these schools. At the
Stockbridge School football banquet this fall,
it was a pleasure to entertain the captain of
the Deerfield team, as well as a faculty rep-
Cross country has been an outstanding
sport the past few years, while hockey al-
though handicapped by weather conditions.
is a favorite sport with many, and we had an
exceptionally fine team this winter.
Owing to lack of facilities, it is necessary to
cut the basketball squad from the 30-40 men
who ordinarily report, to a group of 12-15,
for varsity competition. The remainder play
in an intramural league so that all men who
wish to play basketball are given as much
opportunity as our limited space permits. In
basketball, our teams play the best ooposition
in this section. This winter. Bay Path, which
was undefeated in its regular season, and
which lost out to Long Island University by
a 38-36 score at the Saratoga Springs Tour-
nament, was played on our floor and trailed
the Stockbridge team 15-12 at the end of the
first half. The undefeated Monson Academy
team was also on our schedule.
Due to the fact that only one class is rep-
resented in the spring and to the lunited time
available, no representative baseball team is
maintained. Instead an intramural program
is organized. The class is divided into four
major groups and a baseball league schedule
is run off, and an indoor and outdoor track
meet are held. The winning group is awarded
the Spring Athletic Trophy. About 40-50 men
usually participate in this spring program. At
commencement a representative Stockbridge
baseball team is picked to battle the Alumni
and a hard fought game usually results.
During the fall, our physical education pro-
gram of badminton, volley ball, archery, golf,
soft ball, touch football and swimming pro-
vide instruction and recreation for those men
not participating in the major sports.
Stockbridge School is also justly proud of
the sportsmanshin which is maintained by its
various teams. Our squads are welcomed on
the campuses of our preparatory school rivals
and are well known for their hard, but clean
play and for the sportsmanlike way in which
they accept victory or defeat.
LORIN E. BALL
Director of S. S. Athletics
V i; i^
First row: Captain-elect Watts, Bemben, Kosakowski, McDonald, Johnson, Co-Captains
Gamache and Corfield, Konieczny, Waskiewicz, Johnson, Nichols, Earl
Second row: Coach Ball, Benson, Rogowski, Caroto, Koenig, True, Howard, Loomis,
Nicholson, GlanvUle, Manager Tiemey
Third row: Director of Athletics Hicks, Assistant Coach Tuttle, Bak, Brown, Macklin,
Valentine, Heath, Sprague, Nicekrson, Assistant managers Zetterburg and Meister,
Assistant Coach Bush
Fourth row: Brown, Baksay, Bernotas, Hazen, Spicack, Levine, Sestito, Leonard, Olson,
That a poor beginning often results
in a good ending, proved to be true in
the case of our 1939 football campaign;
for after getting of? to a slow start our
team finished the season with a record
of three wins, three losses, and one
Our mates opened with a new op-
ponent, Kimball Union Academy, at
Meriden, N. H., on October 14. This
game found our forces in the experi-
mental stage, with the laurels going to
Kimball Union, 25-0.
The next week found our eleven
journeying to another new opponent,
the New York "Aggies", at Farming-
dale, Long Island, New York. Stock-
bridge took a 6-point lead in the third
quarter, with the "Aggies" retaliating
in the final seconds, via the old
standby, "The Statue of Liberty", to
tie up the game. The final score re-
On October 28, our squad visited
Gushing Academy, at Ashburnham.
This game resulted in a 12-0 defeat for
the Blue and White.
The following week saw the Blue
and White break into the winning
column by defeating a big Vermont
Academy team on the home field, 12-0.
Leo McDonald scored the first touch-
down on a line plunge, late in the
second period. The final score came
in the third period when Ray Johnson
crossed the goal line on an end around
On November 10, the home team
lost to a visiting Wentworth Institute
team by a score of 7-0. With less than
a minute to play, the "Engineer's"
quarterback snatched a long pass in
the end zone for the only score of the
The next game Stockbridge was host
to the Monson Academy eleven on
Alumni field. Despite stiff opposition,
our team came through with a 19-0
victory. The first score came in the
first period when Ray Johnson made
a sensational catch of "Nelly" Watts'
heave into the end zone. Shifty "Dick"
Corfield went over for the second
touchdown, and Leo McDonald went
through from the two yard stripe for
the point. Once again in the third
stanza Corfield broke loose, and behind
fine interference went over the goal
line. The point after crossed the bars
via the educated toe of "Nelly" Watts.
Following their victory over Monson
Academy, Coach Ball's charges were
ready for their objective game with
their traditional rivals, Deerfield
Academy. The spirit of the student
body, as well as of the team, had in-
creased as the season progressed, and
reached a peak on the eve of the game
when a torchlight parade and bonfire
were held on the campus. This was
the first rally of its kind in the history
of the Stockbridge School.
Friday afternoon, November 24th,
was declared a holiday, and a large
number of the student body boarded
buses which had been provided by the
Student Council, and followed the team
to Deerfield to cheer them on to a 12-6
victory. The first score came in the
initial stanza when Corfield loosened
his hips and zig-zagged his way
through the Deerfield secondary for a
sensational score. This first score,
however, did not hold back the Deer-
field forces that pounded our line, and
they scored in the closing minutes of
the first half.
After Coach Ball's pep talk in the
club room, a newly-inspirted team
marched onto the field, and after com-
pleting a long pass, Caroto went
through the line for the final score late
in the third period.
Unexcelled on the field was our own
Steve "Murph" Kosakowski, who play-
ed an outstanding game at left end.
"Murph", as well as blocking two
Deerfield punts, which paved the way
to both of our touchdowns, upset many
of the Deerfield threats. After the
game the Deerfield boys were hosts to
the Stockbridge team and student
body at a buffet lunch.
To close the football activities for
the year a banquet was given at the
Drake Hotel to all the members of
the football team. "Larry" Tierney
acted as toastmaster, and the guests
included the team's coaches, trainers,
and many loyal friends and supporters.
Toastmaster Tierney, representing
the team, presented Coach Ball with
a portable radio which was given by
the members of the squad, as a token
of the respect and appreciation which
they hold for him.
After "Pop" Barrett showed his
moving pictures of the Deerfield and
Monson games the program was con-
cluded by singing the school songs.
Robert Frank Benson, '40
Richard Leo Corfield, '40, (Co-captain)
Robert Clarence Gamache, '40, "
Frank Leo Howard, Jr., '40
Edward Francis Johnson, '40
Edward George Konieczny, '40
Stephen Raymond Kosakowski, '40
Robert Joseph Macklin, '40
J. Leo McDonald, '40
Carl William Sprague, '40
Lawrence Leonard Tierney, '40 (Mgr.)
Everett Alston True, '40
Stanley Edward Waskiewicz, '40
Peter Michael Bemben, '41
Anthony Joseph Caroto, '41
Craig Earl, '41
Fredrick Howard Glanville, '41
Raymond Harry Johnson, '41
Walter Adolph Koenig, '41
Charles Parkhurst Loomis, '41
Charles Eaton Nichols, '41
Carl Nelson Watts, '41 (Captain-elect)
CROSS COUNTRY TEAM
First row: Patton, Spear, Captain DeVine, Captain-elect Chapin, Pollock
Second row: Brown, Paton, Salamandra, A. DeVine
Third row: Manager Segal, Tvelia, Coach Derby
Facing much stronger competition
than in previous years, the S. S. A.
Harriers gave a very good account of
themselves by winning two of their
four meets. Captain Karl "Andy"
DeVine was the outstanding performer
of the year as he finished first in three
meets, and ran a close second in the
fourth. "Bill" Spear was runner up to
"Andy" as a point scorer. The fresh-
men added a lot of punch to the strides
of the hill and dalers and set a hot
pace for the opposition.
The following is a summary of the
Low score indicates winning team.
S. S. A. vs. Gushing Academy
October 28, at Ashburnham
1st "Andy" DeVine S 12:43
2nd "Bill" Spear S 13:00
3rd Brown _...C - 13:07
4th O'Donnell C 13:34
5th C. Chapin S 13:36
S. S. A. 21 — Gushing 34
S. S. A. vs. Springfield Freshmen
November 2 at M. S. G.
1st "Andy" DeVine S 14:02
2nd Booth _ Sp - 14:16
3rd "Bill" Spear S 14:22
4th Waters Sp 14:34
5th Rivers - Sp 14:344
S. S. A. 29 — Springfield Freshmen 27
S. S. A. vs. Gardner High School
November 10 at M. S. C.
1st John Kauppinen...G 13:38
2nd "Andy" DeVine S 13:52
3rd Larkin .G 14:24
4th "Bill" Spear S 14:30
5th Scerra G 14:41
S. S. A. 32 — Gardner 23
S. S. A. vs. Trinity Freshmen
November 17 at Hartford, Conn.
1st "Andy" DeVine S. 13:47
2nd "Bill" Spear S 14:02
3rd C. Chapin S 14.09
4th Tyler T
5th "Bill" Patton S
S. S. A. 17 — Trinity 40
Coach Llewellyn Derby
Manager "Ed" Siegal
Captain "Andy" DeVine
Captain-Elect Charles Chapin
The following men received letters:
CROSS COUNTRY LETTERMEN
Karl DeVine, Captain
Charles Chapin, Captain-elect
Edward Siegal, Manager
CAPTAIN DeVINE MAKES GOOD SHOWING IN B. A. A. MARATHON
Unique in the history of the Stock-
bridge School of Agriculture was our
representation in the annual Patriot's
Day Marathon by our popular class-
mate Karl "Andy" DeVine. The
distance in the race is 26 miles, 385
yards to be exact, and "Andy" com-
pleted the course in 3 hours, 28 min-
utes and 58 seconds, running 52nd, out
of a field of 160 starters. This was an
excellent showing considering the fact
that it was his fii-st attempt at such a
long distance, but knowing "Andy"
the way we do we are confident he
will be right up there next year fight-
ing for top honors. This writer is
picking him to be among the first ten
First row: Konieczny, Gizienski, Bemben, Captain Waskiewicz, Corfield, Curran, Caroto
Second row: Coach Ball, Murphy, Bak, Kerr, Manager Howard, Assistant Coach Bush
The Stockbridge Basketball team of
1940, led by Capt. Stanley Waskiewicz,
turned in a very successful season by
winning six games and losing five.
This 6-5 ratio belies the ability of the
team as several of the games could
have been wins as well as losses.
The season stai-ted on January third
when Palmer High School came here
to be defeated by the score of 24-14.
For the next game, on January tenth,
we journeyed to Williston Academy,
and were defeated by the score ot
33-30. This game was a hard fought
battle all the way. On January thir-
teenth at Deerfield, our team again met
defeat by the score of 32-26. The well-
known Bay Path Institute team was
the next opponent on January six-
teenth. The team played them to a
standstill in the first half, but were
unable to maintain the fast pace. The
final score was Bay Path 42, Stock-
bridge 23. On January twentieth,
Monson Academy visited us, and took
home a victory with a score of 32-22.
The month of February seemed to
change the Stockbridge luck, as Deer-
field High School came to M. S. C. on
February seventh, and lost by a score
of 23-6. The seventeenth of February
saw Gushing Academy come to us and
lose by the score of 29-19. To con-
tinue their winning streak the team
travelled to Vermont Academy, defeat-
ing that team 32-25. Another after-
noon saw them playing Kimball Union
Academy, losing 25-23. Returning to
the home floor the team next played
and defeated Turners Falls High
School by a score of 26-13.
To conclude the season Stockbridge
played host to Nichols Junior College
on March first. The team went on a
spree to celebrate, and defeated the
visitors with a score of 41-25.
The team proved to be well balanced,
as a look at a few statistics will show.
Capt. Waskiewicz, center, was the lead-
ing scorer with 85 points made in 333
minutes of play. Dick Corfield, left
forward, followed closely with 67
points in 300 minutes. "Pete" Bemben,
right forward, hooped 47 points in 317
minutes of play, while "Big John"
Gizienski and Bill Curran followed
with 33 and 32 points in 315 and 206
minutes respectively. The other mem-
bers of the team, while not playing
quite as much time, turned in equally
fine performances. Other scorers were
"Tony" Caroto 18, "Ed" Konieczny 12,
"Mike" Bak 1.
2, "Ken" Brown 2,
The following men received letters:
Stanley Waskiewicz, Captain
Frank Howard, Manager
First row: Weir, Kosakowski, Captain Leach, Co-Captain-elect Nickerson, Macdonald
Second row: Gilmore, Manager Davis, Newton, Spear, Fassett
Third row: Assistant Coach Mayo, Patton, Burke, Co-Captain-elect Jensen, Coach Johnson
Fourth row: Manager-elect Potter
Herbert Johnson Coach
Bradford Leach Captain
Donald Mayo Asst. Coach
Harold Davis Mgr.
Piloted by Captain "Brad" Leach,
and under the watchful eye of Coach
Johnson, the Stockbridge sextet skated
its way to a very successful season.
Their record of three wins, three ties,
and one loss gave them a second berth
rating among New England prep
On January 5th, the team met Athol
High School on the College Pond to
open the season. Having a 2-1 advan-
tage at the end of the second period,
the home team was seemingly headed
toward a victory, but the clever Athol
skaters came back in the third period
and pushed across another score. After
a ten minute overtime, the game ended
in a 2-2 tie.
Three days later on January 8th, the
Blue and White played its second con-
secutive tie, this time the powerful
Nichols Junior College sextet, at Dud-
ley, Mass. The game which was played
during a light snow, featured many
thrills. Nickerson unassisted in the
second period scored the only Stock-
bridge goal of the contest which ended
in a 1-1 tie. The Nichols squad, which
had previously defeated the Yale fresh-
men and Springfield International Col-
lege was by far the best team Stock-
bridge met this season.
For the second consecutive year the
Stockbridge-Williston game ended in
a scoreless tie. Although our skaters
played in Williston territory most of
the time, their goaltender displayed his
skill by making many difficult saves.
With three successive ties to date,
Stockbridge journeyed to Vermont
Academy at Saxton's River, Vermont,
to register its first win of the season.
It was in this game that Stockbridge
found its strength, and against stiff
opposition flashed the red light three
times for a 3-1 victory.
The following game was played on
Athol High School ice, in return for
their visit here. Severely handicapped
by injuries, our mates strove valiantly
with hard fast hockey to overcome
Athol's one point lead. The odds were
too great however, and our boys suf-
fered their first and only defeat of the
year by the close score of 2-1.
Two days later on January 20th, the
Stockbridge pucksters played their
best game of the season against the
outstanding Brattleboro High School
team, which had not been defeated in
three years. This game found our
team back again in full strength, dis-
playing superb teamwork driving 3
points past the Brattleboro "goalie".
To prevent a shut-out, the visitors, in
the final seconds drove a hard shot into
the net, giving the Blue and White a
The Stockbridge hockey team closed
this most successful season by defeat-
ing Mass. State College on the college
pond, Saturday afternoon, February
16th. This game was one of the high-
lights of the Winter Carnival and was
enjoyed by a great many of the
Although ideal ice conditions did not
prevail, the game was full of thrills
and spills, with the laurels going to
Stockbridge by a 2-1 score.
Coach "Herbie" Johnson is to be
highly commended for the splendid
manner in which he handled this years
team. His fighting spirit was constant-
ly reflected in the players, and was a
major factor in helping them to achieve
the success which they did.
The following men were awarded
Captain Leach, '40 Mgr. Davis, '40
Kosakowski, '40 Nickerson. '41
Burke, '40 Gilmore, '41
Patton, '40 Jensen, '41
Newton, '40 Weir, '41
Spear, '40 Macdonald, '41
WINTER TRACK TEAM
First row: Frissell, Golden, Captain DeVine, Holland, Gamache
Second row: Manager Siegal, Vanderhoop, Theall, Captain-elect Fortune, Coach Derby
The Winter Track Team had four
meets on its schedule this year, all of
which were held in the "cage." The
first meet, which was the annual inter-
class meet, was held January 16, 17
and 18. Stockbridge chalked up 23%
points, being out-distanced by the
State freshmen and sophomores, while
the State juniors ran fourth and the
State seniors last.
"Ed" Holland took first place in the
shot-put and Koenig placed second.
Fortune, a freshman, came through
with the second place in the "300" and
Holland in addition to his win in the
shot-put was runner-up in the high
Wilbraham vs. State Frosh vs. S. S. A.
The State Frosh won the meet with
48 points, Wilbraham was second with
40-1/6 points, and Stockbridge third
with 30-5/6 points. "Ed" Holland, '41
was the high scorer for the S. S. A.
"Flashes" with 71/2 points, and "Milt"
Fortune was second with 7 points. Bell
of State Frosh was high man of the
meet with 20 points.
Kimball Union vs. State Frosh
vs. S. S. A.
Kimball Union 4iy4 points. State
Frosh 391/4 points, and S. S. A. 27V2
points. The undefeated Kimball Union
team proved to be the best team. This
was the first meet that Kimball Union
hadn't doubled their opponents score.
High scorers for S. S. A. were Koenig
and DeVine with 5 points, and Holland
third with 41/2 points.
Mass. State Frosh vs. S. S. A.
The S. S. A. tracksters won the
meet with 54 points, State Frosh 50
points. "Milt" Fortune and "Andy"
DeVine were high scorers for S. S. A.
with 15 points each, and "Ed" Holland
was third with 8 points.
Letters were awarded to the follow-
Karl DeVine, Captain
Edwai-d Holland, '41
Walter Koenig, '41
Milton Fortune, '41
Leonard Vanderhoop, '41
William Golden, '41
Robert Gamache, '40
Charles Frissell, '40
Edward Siegal, '40, Manager
Earl Nicholson, '41
SONS OF MASSACHUSETTS
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 peerless 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
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
When twilight shadows deepen
And the study hour draws nigh.
When the 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 our hearts and voices
In the song 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
STOCKBRIDGE VICTORY SONG
When Stockbridge School goes march-
ing down the field
We know our team will never, never,
Although the other teams have lots of
When they meet Stockbridge School
they'll know they're out of step.
And as this game goes down in history
Its just another Stock-bridge victory.
So let the cheers ring out for Stock-
bridge School, Stockbridge School
Rah— Rah— Rah.
Ray Johnson, Stockbridge, '41
ALMA MATER HAIL!
(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— Charles F. Mandell, S.S.A., '39
Russell S. Shaw, S.S.A., '39
STU DENT COU NCI L
Upon this body rests the responsibil-
ity for the direction of all student life
and activities outside of the class room.
The traditions of Stockbridge are up-
held, and undergraduate conduct is
discussed and dealt with at the discre-
tion of the council.
Meetings, held weekly in the Mem-
orial Building, were under the direct-
ion of Sam Howard.
First row: Macklin, Riedl, Miss Gagnon, Howard, Kosakowski, Tierney
Second row: Sestito, Jones, DeVine, Gamache, Nickerson
OFFICERS AND MEMBERS
President Samuel L. Howard
Vice-President Louis H. Riedl
Secretary-Treasurer Jane C. Gagnon
President Stephen R. Kosakowski
Alpha Tau Gamma
President, Lawrence L. Tierney
Kolony Klub President Robert J. Macklin
Senior Representative Karl E. DeVine
Senior Representative. Robert C. Gamache
Freshman Class President Vernon G. Jones
Freshman Representative, Salvatore V. Sestito
Representative Samuel R. Nickerson
TRI -SI G SORORITY
First row: Eger, Berkeley, Todd, Gagnon, Cahill, Tumquist. Stone
Second row: Bruun, Jarkko, Abbey, Rumgay, Gushee
The Tri-Sig Sorority was organized
to create a closer social relationship
among the girls of the Senior and
Freshmen classes. During the past few
years interest has been somewhat lack-
ing because of the small number of
girls enrolled, but this year with a
membership of twelve lively girls, and
under the able supervision of Miss
Margaret Hamlin, Tri-Sig enjoyed a
very pleasant and progressive season.
Business meetings were held regu-
larly throughout the year, and the
social functions consisted of a supper
at Miss Hamlin's house, a picnic supper
hike to Mt. Warner, and several infor-
The highlight of the year's activities
was a banquet held at the Mt. Pleasant
Inn on March 3rd.
At the last meeting, Miss Ethel Todd
was elected president for '40-'41.
President Jane Gagnon, '40
Vice-President Ethel Todd. '41
Secretary Janice Cahill, '41
Treasurer Elinor Berkeley. '40
Elinor Berkeley Charlotte Abbey
Dorothy Eger Jeannette Bruin
Jane Gagnon Janice Cahill
Ellen Jarkko Ruth Gushee
Alice Stone Marion Rumgay
Barbara Tumquist Ethel Todd
ALPHA TAU GAMMA
Alpha Tau Gamma in 1939 and 1940
proved beyond doubt that when a
group of fellows get .together great
deeds can be done. Great progress
was made by the incorporation of
A.T.G., making it a sounder and more
substantial organization. Many im-
provements were made by the constant
ambition and effort of all the members.
The social highlight of the year was
the annual banquet and dance, held
at the Lord Jeffery Inn on March 2,
1940. A "smoker" was held during
the fall, and several lively "vie" parties
were enjoyed during the winter
months. The interest in the inter-frat-
ernity competition and the general
good-fellowship, which prevailed at all
times, combined to make the year a
A.T.G. is greatly indebted to Profes-
sor Rollin H. Barrett for his never fail-
ing help at all times.
To the class of 1941 the house ex-
tends very best wishes for another
President Lawrence L. Tiemey
Vice-President ...Louis H. Riedl
Secretary Harold F. Davis
Treasurer Richard L. Corfield
Sergeant-at-arms Edward T. Johnson
Historian Samuel L. Howard
House Manager Frank L. Howard
President Craig Earl
Vice-President Herbert A. Weir
Secretary Samuel Nickerson
Treasurer Stuart A. Gilmore
Sergeant-at-arms Cushman R. Flagg
Historian Philip H. Paton
House Manager Harry W. Heath
Robert C. Gamache Frank M. Collingwood
Harold F. Davis Richard L. Corfield
Everett L. Maynard Louis H. Riedl
Michel A. Morvant Cole B. Price
Frank L. Howard Robert F. Benson
Joseph H. Hanson Samuel L. Howard
Edward F. Johnson Karl E. DeVine
Lawrence L. Tiemey John O'Heam
Alfred E. Norton John D. Neville
Toivo W. M. Lamsa David A. Perham
Walla M. Steams Vernon G. Jones
Donald W. Hazen Harry W. Heath
Stuart A. Gilmore Albert D. DeVine
Carl N. Watts Richard F. Gilmore
Leonard F. VanderhoopPhilip H. Paton
John J. Whidden Herbert A. Weir
Craig Earl Joseph F. Figuerido
George P. Tvelia Robert Conrad
William C. Golden Paul L. Vallet
Cushman R. Flagg Samuel R. Nickerson
The year 1939-1940 will be a memor-
able one in the history of the Kolony
Klub. Although the membership was
not large, it was made up of men who
typified Kolony Klub spirit at its best.
In the line of social activities K.K.
enjoyed three "Vic" parties, a stag
party, and a formal dinner dance which
was held at the Lord Jeffery Inn on
The members of the club displayed
their athletic ability by the active part
which they played in the intramural
and interfraternity contests.
It is the hope and wish of the seniors
that the future members of the Kolony
Klub will enjoy the same success and
happiness which they did under the
keen and able guidance of the club's
faculty advisor, Professor Smart.
President Robert Macklin
Vice-President Timothy Sullivan
Secretary Daniel Taft
Treasurer Thomas Smyth
Historian Warren Davis
House Manager Eugene Reilly
House Marshal James Teehan
President ..Edward Mooney
Vice-President Thomas Murphy
Secretary ..Alfred Marshall
Treasurer Chester Dorchester
House Manager ...Philip Merriam
Hugh Ball Eugene Reilly
Russell Worcester Thomas Smyth
Robert Macklin Timothy Sullivan
Warren Davis Harold Briesmaster
Daniel Taft James Teehan
Alfred Marshall Edward Mooney
Raymond Johnson Paul Baldwin
Thomas Murphy Warren Miller
Chester Dorchester Earl Nicholson
Calvin Minor Michael Allessio
Phillip Merriam Howard Leonard
William McCarthy Henry Stentiford
The "Bat Club" has not been as
active this year as last, but the boys
have had quite a few good times. Out-
standing was the Bat Club Dance held
at the Memorial Building on November
21, 1939. The dance was very success-
ful and was enjoyed by all who attend-
ed. Guests included Doctor and Mrs.
Trippensee. Social functions for the
year were concluded with a farewell
banquet to the freshmen, held March
20, 1940, at "Ma" Webb's, the Bat Club
camping grounds. Guests were Direc-
tor Verbeck and "Pop" Barrett, who
ably and wholeheartedly wished the
fresmen every success in their place-
ment jobs, and in their work here next
The Bat Club, "Ma" Webb's eating
club, heartily wishes for the success
of all the Stockbridge Seniors, and
opens its doors to all new members
who are willing to do their best to
make the everyday tasks of school
President Charles Coates, '40
Vice-President Robert Fairbanks, '40
Secretary-Treasurer Everett True, '40
Class of 1940 Class of 1941
Lauren Clough Earl Nicholson
Edward Siegal Raymond Drapeau
George Browning Anthony Caroto
Donald McTernan Endel Reinap
ANIMAL HUSBANDRY CLUB
Under the active leadership of its
officers the Animal Husbandry Club
has enjoyed another interesting and
This club was organized for the pur-
pose of creating greater outside interest
among the students majoring in this
subject, and its membership embraces
both Stockbridge and State students.
Meetings were held twice each month,
January through March in the Bow-
ditch Lodge Club House.
On the speaking program there ap-
peared several men of outstanding
prominence in New England agricul-
ture. Mr. Russell MacCleery, a former
student of Mass. State College, was the
speaker at the first meeting in January.
He represented New England at the
National Highway Users Conference,
and he spoke on "The Cooperation of
Farmers in New England".
Our next speaker was Mr. Carey
Hewlett, M. S. C, '32. Mr. Hewlett
chose as his topic, "The First Seven
Years". Mr. Hewlett related several
of his actual experiences as a farmer.
Mr. Mark H. Galusha, director of the
Division of Livestock Disease Control
in Massachusetts, gave a talk on live-
stock diseases which proved both inter-
esting and educational.
At the second meeting in February,
Professor Young of the University of
Connecticut presented his ideas on
diversified farming in New England.
The guest speaker at the March
meeting was Director Fred J. Sievers
of the Massachusetts Experiment Sta-
tion. Mr. Sievers who is a native of
Washington, described the type of
farming carried on in that state. This
was the final meeting of the year and
a record attended. At the conclusion
of Director Siever's address the vifin-
ners of the "Little International" were
President Burton Gregg
Secretary Karl DeVine
Treasurer Paul Vinson
Contest Manager Chester Putney
President to be elected
Secretary Weikko Holopainen
Treasurer _ Michael Allessio
Contest Manager William Warren
This year the Dairy Club enjoyed
one of the most successful years since
its organization. It is the aim of the
club to broaden and to help the student
to keep abreast of everyday commercial
practices. This year some of the im-
portant men in the Dairy industry who
Mr. A. W. Smith, United Dairy Sys-
tem of Springfield, Mass. Mr. K. R.
Fowler, Manager of R. G. Miller and
Son, Hartford, Conn. Mr. F. S. Emory,
Personnel manager at H. P. Hood and
Sons, Cambridge Mass.
The contributions and cooperation of
the Dairy department were greatly ap-
Co-Presidents Eugene E. Reilly, S.S.A., '40
Roger Brown, M.S.C., '40
Chester H. Dorchester, S.S.A., '41
Secretary-Treasurer W. R. Lalor, M.S.C., '41
Hugh Ball James Teehan
The Floi'iculture Club has been re-
organized within this past year. Since
1931 there has been no such club in the
school. The organization is comprised
of both State and Stockbridge stu-
dents, thus making it a strong club for
the few in this department.
Many interesting programs were
held during the year, some consisting
of outside speakers and others consist-
ing of speakers within the club.
The chief aim and purpose of this
organization is to bring all of the future
florists closer together, and to discuss
problems which are of major import-
ance to the trade.
President John W. Graham, S.S.A., '41
Merton Ouderkirk, M.S.C., '41
Rufus Hilliard, S.S.A., '41
Secretary-Treasurer Elinor Berkeley, S.S.A.,'40
Professor Clark L. Thayer
Instructor Donald E. Ross
The Horticulture Club was formed
in 1933 by the students of the Horti-
culture Department, with the aim to
promote the interests of professional
horticulture. Its program consists of
monthly meetings, at which various
aspects of the Horticulture profession,
as well as related topics, are presented
by competent and outstanding men.
Mr. A. Montgomery, owner of the
Montgomery Rose establishment of
Hadley, presented in a very vivid man-
ner the problems of combating fungus
diseases in the greenhouses.
One of the most outstanding meet-
ings of the year was that at which Mr.
Arnold Davis, Horticulture Extension
authority of the State of Massachusetts
presented an extensive review of the
history of horticulture.
At three of the meetings senior mem-
bers of the club related many of their
Placement Training experiences, which
proved to be of unusual interest.
The club took extensive trips during
the year, viewing various estates and
garden centers of interest.
President Stephen R. Kosakowski
Vice-President Charles E. Frissell
Secretary Rebecca S. Dickie
Treasurer Albert L. Cembalisty
Professor L. L. Blundell
Instructor E. J. Tramposch
President Burton G. Greene
Vice-President Robert W. Hutchinson
Secretary Charlotte E. Abbey
Treasurer Edward R. Mattson
PAN DOC lOS SOC I ETY
In the fall of 1937. a group of students
interested in stewardship arrived at
Stockbridge to be enrolled in the newly
founded course in Hotel Stewarding.
In October they formed a society, and
gave it the name of Pandocios, the
Greek word for host or innkeeper. The
aim of this club is to ally itself with the
hotel and restaurant industry, to pro-
vide an opportunity for the expression
of ideas among the students, and to
derive stimulation from talks by older
and more experienced men in the field.
In the fall of 1939 the club was official-
ly recognized by the Student Council.
To win recognition and promotion
for the course and themselves, students
contributed articles to hotel and res-
taurant magazines and newspapers;
also, prominent men in the field of
stewarding were invited to speak at
the meetings. That the society has been
successful in this regard is evidenced
by the fact that both the Massachustts
Hotel Association and the Boston
Stewards Club are giving financial en-
couragement to the course. Probably
the greatest promotional feature thus
far has been the Hotel, Restaurant, and
Club Section of the 1940 Recreation
Conference. This proved to be an out-
Other features of importance were
trips to various hotels and institutions
to gain first-hand knowledge of Stew-
arding, the booth set up by the club at
the Horticulture Show, and the service
of the seniors as guides and registrars
at the Boston Hotel Show, April 17, 18,
The Society wishes to acknowledge
with deep gratitude the encouragement
and efforts of Dr. Walter A. Maclinn,
to whom the Society is indebted for
much of its success.
President William N. Lambert, Jr., '40
Vice-President William Curran, "41
Secretary William R. Ballentine, '40
Treasurer and Publicity Agent
Paul A. Kalacznik, '40
Club Advisor Dr. Walter A. Maclinn
1. Confucius say , , , 2. No. no, a thousand times no. o. I've got my eye on you. 4. It's a '"Wildlife".
2. The sculptor.
S.Just before the battle mother. 4. Doc Lentz's boys.
6. On the look-out.
1. We can't afford a carriage. 2. The fountain of youth. 3. The winners.
4. I've got a date with a dream. 5. Oh you beautiful doll. 6. "Maud".
1. Rough Riders. 2. Soils and men. 3. On the ball.
5. Dairy temperament. 6. Our editor.
4. The aristocrats.
7. Mr. Zak.
Through the enthusiasm of many connected with aspects of the fruit
students, and under the guidance and industry.
interest of Professor Ralph A. Van- Speakers for the year included Pro-
Meter, the Pomology Club was organ- fessor O. C. Roberts, of the Massachu-
ized in the fall of 1939. The club setts State College, Walter Dykster, of
consists of both the two-year and four- the U. S. Biological Survey, and John
year men, and has a membership of C. Van Cleaf, packaging engineer of
about thirty. Students in fields of the Gaylord Container Co. of St. Louis,
study other than Pomology are always The club extends its thanks to Pro-
welcomed at the meetings. fessor VanMeter for his constant inter-
The purpose of the club is to bring est and aid in making the club's first
the Pomology students of Stockbridge year on campus a successful one.
and State together for friendship and President Samuel L. Howard
discussion, and to talk with men en- Vice-President Lawrence L. Tiemey
gaged in fields of research and study Secretary Daniel S. Taft
October 17, 1939, marked the first Among the films secured by Mr. Von-
meeting of the Mass. State College dell were "Poultry, A Billion Dollar
Poultry Science Club for the '39-'40 Industry", "Vitamins in Nutrition", "A
season. After the smoke had cleared, ^ew England Tour of Poultry Farms",
the fact seemed well estabUshed that ^^^ ^^^ showing the various activities
the club was headed for its most sue- ^^ ^^^ ^^^.i^,^ p^^j^ Congress,
cessrul season. And weii it might be,
for once again we had the able leader- The club was social minded as well
ship of Mr. John H. Vondell better as interested in obtaining further in-
known to an admiring student body as formation about the poultry industry,
'"^°"'^i'^"- for on January 6, 1940 a semi-formal
It was Mr. Vondell who secured such ^^^^^ ^^g ^eld in the Memorial Build-
interesting outside speakers as Mr. j^g, to the music of the ever-popular
Sanford, of Allied Mills, Dr. Monahan, Johnnie Newton and his band. Roller
a former professor in the department. Skating at the "Gables", sandwiched
and no'w a trustee of the college, and in between meetings, was enjoyed by
Mr. Schoonmaker of South Amherst, the club members.
The second annual banquet was held
this year at the Drake Hotel, January
23. George Browning, the club's
president, proved a very capable toast-
master. The main speaker of the eve-
ning was Mr. Kirkpatrick, head of the
poultry department of the U. of Conn.
Several former club members were
back, among them were: "Charlie"
Starting this year, Stephen Hamilton,
a well-known professional artist of the
Connecticut Valley, started a special
course on art. The course is designed
primarily for those students on campus
interested in learning to paint espec-
ially for their own enjoyment. Mr.
Hamilton starts the course from the
fundamentals of perspective, design,
shading and color; studying each unit
individually until it has been mastered.
In the Spring and Fall, weather per-
mitting, the class sketches actual mat-
erial out of doors. Assignments are
given from week to week of scenes
around campus, including interesting
buildings, which make a nice collection
to keep. In the winter when it is
too cold to work out of doors the class
sketches inside from colored lantern
Mr. Hamilton has worked out a
method of teaching which has proved
very successful. His fundamental idea
is to encourage painting as a recrea-
tion. The course was more or less
on trial this year, and has proven so
popular that it will continue next year.
Russo, Ethel Gaudette and "Pinky"
This year's club leaders who worked
hard for its success in all activities
were: George Browning, S. S. A., '40,
President; Robert Cadigan, S. S. A. '41,
Vice-President; George Yale, M. S. C.
A set of carefully prepared notes are
handed out and discussed fully in class
as new assignments are given out.
Anyone planning on taking this
course should be sure that he has time
enough to carry it through. It is essen-
tial that the student be at every meet-
ing to get the important pointers which
Mr. Hamilton has so carefully outlined.
Each medium is studied separately
so that the student can become ac-
quainted with a wider range of mater-
ials. Pencil, charcoal, water color, and
oils are each taken up individually. If
anyone is interested in dry point etch-
ing, Mr. Hamilton will give instruction
This course offers a rare opportunity
for those students who can draw or
want to learn to draw. All who took
the course were very much impressed
by Mr. Hamilton's carefully prepared
notes which were in such a condensed
form that all the information was
quickly available: yet, not even a minor
detail was overlooked by his watchful
Soon after the freshmen were
ushered into our ranks last fall, plans
were started for the continuance of the
mixed-voiced glee club for Stockbridge
Under the leadership of Stuart
Hubbard the club progressed rapidly,
and on December 20. 1939. gave a con-
cert in Convocation. Among the pieces
presented were "Lullay My Jesu ".
"Holy Night", and "Hark the Herald
Angels Sing", all sung in four-part
Arrangements for another concert
were cancelled due to the extensive
work which the State College Glee
Clubs were doing.
All the members thoroughly enjoyed
working with the Glee Club, and it is
hoped that next year we will see a
larger and broader repertoire at the
disposal of its members. After the
freshmen left, rehearsals were sus-
pended. From the freshman class there
were the following: Jeannette Bruun,
Marion Rumgay, Dorothy Watt, Char-
lotte Abbey, Ruth Gushee, Ethel Todd,
Janice Cahill, Kenneth Woods, Donald
Flinchbaugh and Howard Leonard.
Seniors: Dorothy Eger, Alice Stone,
Barbai-a Turnquist, Ellen Jarkko, Jane
Gagnon, Robert Gamache, J. Leo
McDonald, Pavil Ankevitz, Thomas
Bassett and Gordon Dimock.
For former 4-H club members, and
for the students getting acquainted
with clubwork for the first time, the
College 4-H club offers a well-rounded
program of social activities and service
club work for both two- and four-year
students. The monthly meetings in-
clude a speaker or discussion on some
subject of interest to the whole group;
a short social hour of games, singing,
or dancing; and refreshments prepared
by co-ed members with the cooperation
and advice of as many male members
as can crowd into the tiny clubhouse
kitchen. Documentary films from the
U. S. D. A. and other movies frequent-
ly in sound or color, are often added to
During the past year several meet-
ings were held to acquaint the 4-H
club members with adult extension
work in Massachusetts. The director
of the State College Extension Service
and representatives of both agricultur-
al and home economics projects were
speakers in this series. The club was
also host to the Southern Country Life
Association. Old and young people
from all the New England states at-
tended this conference to discuss the
theme, "Youth in the Community".
Outstanding social affairs of the year
were the Harvest Barn Dance, the
Christmas Party, and the Spring
Miss Dorothy Eger, S.S.A. '40, one
of the club's most active members, was
named the 1939 national winner of the
4-H Holstein-Fresian Association of
America award for the most outstand-
ing 4-H Calf Club work in the United
States. "Dot" has been a 4-H member
for nine years and has exhibited the
champion Holstein animal in the East-
ern States Exposition for four years in
succession, the only one yet to accom-
plish this feat. She was awarded a
gold medal for her splendid achieve-
President, Ida B. Davis, M.S.C., '40,
of Taunton, Mass.
Vice-President, Karl E. DeVine, S.S.A., '40
of Ferrisburg, Vt.
Secretary, Betty Staples, M.S.C., '42,
of Stoughton, Mass.
Treasurer, George Soule, M.S.C., '42,
of Springfield, Mass.
Historian, Esther Wheeler, M.S.C., '41,
of Dunbarton, N. H.
President, Chester C. Putney, M.S.C., '41,
of Orleans, Vt.
Vice-President, Weikko Holopainen, S.S.A. , '41,
of Worcester, Mass.
Secretary, Jean Brown, M.S.C., '43,
of Feeding Hills, Mass.
Treasurer, George Soule, M.S.C., '41,
of Springfield, Mass.
Dorothy Dunklee, of Brattleboro, Vt., '43
Betty Staples, of Stoughton, Mass., '42
The Stockbridge House, the oldest house
in Amherst, built in 1728 by Samuel Boltwood,
was the home of Levi Stockbridge, a former
President of State College, and the man for
whom the Stockbridge School was named.
This dwelling portrays a period in which
labor did not depend extensively on mach-
inery. All the mighty beams have been
chopped and hewn into shape by men of
strong arms. Many original hand-made
pieces of furniture have weathered the time
well, and each adds to the fragments of
history connected with this house. One of
the most interesting pieces of furniture is a
table, which is one of the first type of card
tables, and is made of curly maple, having
one drop leaf.
At the south ell of the house, Levi Stock-
bridge had his office, where for many years
all college business was transacted including
weekly payment of wages to all employees.
Among the important events concerning
this house are the many town meetings held
there during the time of Boltwood's occu-
pancy. Some Tory prisoners were kept here
under strict guard during the Revolutionary
War. A money drawer in the living room
may prove that the house was used as a
tavern at one time. Daniel Chester French,
who won fame as the designer of the Lincoln
Memorial in Washington, D. C, lived there as
a small boy. One of his favorite pastimes
was making charcoal drawings on the walls
of the woodshed.
The house was left uncared for until 1934
when President Hugh P. Baker had it re-
modeled. It is now used by the faculty for
social and recreational purposes.
First row: McDonald, Graham, Neville, Professor Barrett, Corfield, Eger, Hibbard, Zevitas
Second row: Adriance, Ormo, Riedl, Stone, Jarkko, Tumquist, Cahill, Gamache, Lamsa
Third row: Keyes, Sargent, Bassett, Berkeley, Atkins, DeVine, Konieczny, Reilly
John D. Neville
John W. Graham
Richard L. Corfield
ASS'T BUSINESS MANAGER
Harold F. Davis
Thomas H. Bassett
Harry L. Adriance
Dorothy C. Eger
Pearl P. Keyes
ASSITANT ART EDITORS
Arthur A. Ormo
George C. Hibbard
ASSISTANT ACTIVITIES EDITORS
Frederic D. Sargent Elinor G. Berkeley
LITERARY EDITOR PHOTOGRAPHY EDITOR
Louis H. Riedl Edward G. Konieczny
ASSISTANT LITERARY EDITOR ASS'T PHOTOGRAPHY EDITOR
Alice M. Stone Thomas L. Atkins
J. Leo McDonald
ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITORS
Karl E. DeVine Robert C. Gamache
STATISTICAL EDITOR ASS'T STATISTICAL EDITOR
Eugene E. Reilly Ellen A. Jarkko
Toivo W. Lamsa
Janice N. Cahill Jeanette Bruun
RoUin H. Barrett
Ernest J. Zevitas
Barbara M. Turnquist
During the fall of 1939, several in- John G. E. Dimock
terested members of the student body Mary Alice Stone
answered the call from Mr. VarW, HeroIIII^ZIIlGrV ""Browning, Jr.
and Dramatics became a part of the tt ■ ^i i ,. ai i
extra-curricula activities of Stock- Herome Charlotte Abbey
bridge. Through the joint and earnest Chief Villain F. D. Sargent
efforts of cast, property, stage, and Bad Man L. T. Atkins
costume directors, and coached by Mr. Man In The Derby Hat...W. G. Burford
Leland Varley of the English Depart- ^he "Jest Of Hahalaba", was the
ment, several plays were put on m third play, put on March 20. 1940. The
convocation with considerable success. .^^ ^^^ ^j^^ j-^^^^y ^f g.^, ^^^^^^
The first play. "In The Zone", on No- Strangway's town house in New York,
vember 26, 1939, was staged in the an hour before midnight. This play was
seaman's forecastle of the S. S. Glen- presented on December 31, 1939, by
cairn, about twelve o'clock at night in the followino cast-
the fall of the year of 1915, with the g^^ ^^^^ ^^^^^^.' ^ ^ Holzman
following cast: gj^ j^^^^^^ Strangway
Smitty L A. Clough Andrew Donellan
Davis. F D. Sargent The Alchemist F. D. Sargent
Driscoll "Tom" Bassett Hahalaba, the spirit of laughter
Swanscn Jacob Grace G. V. Browning Jr
f '^^"y ^ ,^, Dimock All ^hg ^ ^gj.g ggg.g^g^ .^ ^ggg^^
S'- P B^KeverVT '° ^^"S^"- lighting, properties, cos-
;lf^i •• ^ T ^%r\ tumes, by several students, namely:
Cocky J R. Walker „,, t ii at r-
rr,, 1 , , T nt Ellen Jarkko Alice Stone
ihe second play, put on January 24, ,
1940, was "The Man In The Brown ^ ' ^- ^""^^^ *-• ^- Holzman
Derby." The scene was Mary's sitting A. V. Barwood L. T. Atkins
room just after dinner, in a house of We also acknowledge the invaluable
a London suburb, with the following assistance of Mr. Charles Schauwecker,
cast: as technical advisor.
CAST OF CLASS PLAY "THE THREE WISE FOOLS"
First row: Ormo, Director Varley, Mrs. France, Atkins
Second row: Dimock, Sargent, Keyes
The first social event of the year was
held on Friday evening, November 3,
in the Drill Hall. This was the annual
reception dance given by the Seniors
to the Freshmen. Johnny Newton fur-
nished the music and a very enjoyable
time was had by all.
Stephen Kosakowski and Eugene
Reilly were co-chairmen of the com-
mittee, and were assisted by:
Frank CoUingwood Dorothy Eger
James Teehan Timothy Sullivan
John Neville Michel Morvant
STUDENT COUNCIL DANCE
The Student Council Dance, held on
February 10th, better known as "The
Hobo Winter Carnival", proved to be
the most enjoyable dance held on cam-
pus in a long time. The carnivalites
quickly entered into the spirit of the
"festival" and all enjoyed a hilarious
evening. The feature event of the
evening ■was the crowning of the King
and Queen who were to reign over the
The judges selection (as was pre-
dicted two weeks in advance) met with
the approval of all. Miss "Dicky" Cor-
field, a beautiful blonde "import" from
Worcester, was crowned queen.
"Dicky's" ambition is to be a dairy
maid. Her escort, Mr. Robert Macklin
'40 of Cambridge was honored by the
presentation of the King's crown.
The selection of "Miss" Corfield was
looked upon with bias by several of
the local co-eds who felt that the crown
should rightfully go to one of their
number and not to an "import". The
co-eds say that they surpass by far, and
that the "imports" couldn't touch them
in Beauty, Poise or Glamour. Evidently
the judges, sane and sober — bless them
felt otherwise about the matter.
Music was provided by the popular
radio maestro Johnny Newton and his
orchestra. The committee in charge of
the dance had cleverly arranged the
decorations in the Drill Hall to provide
the proper atmosphere.
The committee for the Student
Council Dance was:
Stephen Kosakowski, Chairman
Robert Macklin Timothy Sullivan
Samuel Howard Charles Frissell
On March 16, the Senior Reception
was held in the Memorial Building.
This was given to the Seniors by the
Freshmen, and was a farewell event
for many of the Freshmen, who were
about to leave for their placement
training work. Chairman Sam Sestito
had arranged a very pleasant program
for the evening, and the efforts of the
committee were rewarded by having
a large group in attendance.
First row: Davis, Berkeley, Burke, Eger, Howard
Second row: Smith, Doggett, Kosaskowski, Price
This book is a permanent record of
the students and activities of the class
of 1940. Maybe less permanent, but
yet very opportune were the weekly
current events in the Stockbridge col-
umn of the Collegian. The news thi3
year was gathered and reported by a
group of students in a manner which
deserves much praise-worthy comment.
Although the paper usually contains
but two columns of articles, those on
the staff devoted much time and effort
to their preparation.
This is a good time to advise future
classes to take advantage of this source
of advertising for their clubs and other
activities. Many a time things which
should have been printed in the col-
umn were not, simply because those
reporting were not informed. The
students should cooperate with the re-
porters by telling them things in which
the student body might be interested.
Another thing which future classes
should do is to become more interested
in the column individually by reading
it every week, also, clubs should see
that their announcements appear on
time. The column is printed for the
benefit of the students; they should
take advantage of it.
Individual praise should go to those
who were instrumental in printing such
a fine column this year. First among
these is our faculty advisor, Mr.
Charles N. DuBois who is largely res-
ponsible for the grammatical correct-
ness of the articles. During the first
semester, John J. Burke had charge of
assembling the articles. Because of a
change in class schedule he relin-
quished this post to the Misses Elinor
Berkeley and Dot Eger who held it
until the end of the year.
Included in the group picture are
those vi'ho assisted in the work, either
by reporting or contributing articles
from, time to time. Special mention
should be made of those who were
unable to be present when the picture
They are: Mr. DuBois, Karl DeVine,
Frank Howard, Fred Emmertt and
Miss Julia Douglas. During the first
semester. Miss Douglas did most of
the secretarial work and typing which
was a very tiresome job, requiring
much time and effort.
The school thanks these persons for
keeping everyone informed of the
everyday occurences of the student-
SOCIAL UNION PROGRAMS
Ted Shawn, with his troupe of
modern dancers, made their annual
appearance on our campus, October
25, 1939. The audience received them
with a hearty welcome as not only the
first Social Union event of the fall
season, but for the splendid perform-
ance which they gave.
Some of the highlights of the Bay
State Review presented on November
17 1939, were the faculty play, the
dance groups, and the Statesmen.
"Jitterbugging" seemed to be a dom-
inant note in the evening's affairs, ad-
ding much color to the show. Sororities
and Fraternities also had interesting
numbers on the program.
Edgar Lee Masters, lawyer, poet,
and author of "Spoon River Anthol-
ogy" entertained us on December 7,
1939. The people were well rewarded
for their attending that night and we
hope that in the future Mr. Masters
will be able to be with us again.
Upon our return from Christmas
Vacation, our first Social Union of the
new year was the Boston Symphonietta
with Arthur Fiedler conducting. This
took place on January 8, 1940. The
program was indeed a success. The
varied selections appealed to all tastes,
and one selection in particular, that of
Ibert's "Divertissment", was especially
enjoyed by all.
February 17, 1940, brought once
more to our stage a famous and well-
loved poet, Carl Sandburg. He was
received by a large audience, and his
singing and poetry held the crowd
spellbound thruout the entire perfor-
A program consisting of the com-
bined musical clubs of the college was
presented under the direction of Mr.
Alviani, March 1, 1940. You just sat
back and forgot your troubles while
the group sang songs familiar to all.
March 15, 1940, marked the closing
of the Social Union series. At this
time Miss Blanche Yurka, monologist
actress, appeared at Bcwker Audi-
torium. The College students and
faculty were well represented and gave
Miss Yurka a fine reception.
Wl NTER CARN I VAL
It was a doleful student body that
witnessed the bareness of the ground
as the date for the 1940 Carnival ap-
proached, and there seemed little to do
but arrange a substitute program. But
lo and behold, Wednesday night old
Jack Frost answered the skiers' pray-
ers and sent nearly a foot of fresh,
clean snow to blanket the hills and
drift in huge banks around every
Quickly the fraternity brothers
erected graceful snow carvings not the
least of which was ATG's splendid
penguin group which won honorable
Friday afternoon the Cross-country
skiers followed State's Sandy McDou-
gal over four miles of snowy course in
At nine o'clock that evening, the
Carnival Ball was formally opened and
couples from State and Stockbridge
swayed to Benny Carter's rythmic of-
ferings on the balcony of the Cage
which had been decorated in the guise
of a ship's promenade. At eleven,
lovely Anne Cooney, State Junior, was
selected Carnival Queen for the second
The following morning the outdoor
enthusiasts thronged to Bull Hill to
participate in, or witness, more skiing
events. Stockbridge's Mike Morvant
came in first in the Downhill and sec-
ond in the Jumping contests. State's
Bill Fuller taking first in Jumping and
the Slalom. The Slalom and the Down-
hill courses were the work of Bill
Lambert, Jr., Stockbridge, '40.
That Saturday evening, a happy
crowd gathered on the college pond to
witness the crowning of the Queen,
and the presentation of prizes to the
winners of the skiing events. Frater-
nities held open house until midnight
at which time the Fifth Annual Winter
Carnival of Massachusetts State Col-
lege became tradition.
PROFESSOR RICHARD C. FOLEY
What would you have expected as
the end result of the influence of a
good heritage, an intelligent upbring-
ing in a home filled with love and
understanding, and a thorough school-
ing, both secular and religious, on a
husky, red-headed youngster who ar-
rived at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
WiUiam J. Foley, 282 Brackett Street,
Portland, Maine, on a blustery winter
morning in December, 1907? Some-
thing pretty good, you say, and you
are quite right, for that very young-
ster was destined to be none other than
your much loved and highly respected
Professor Richard Carol (Dick) Foley
whom you have very fittingly chosen
to honor through the Dedication of the
After graduation from Portland High
School, "Dick" elected to come down
into Massachusetts for further train-
ing. He graduated from Massachusetts
State College with honors in 1927,
standing third in a graduating class of
eighty-one. While in College, "Dick"
was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon,
the honorary scholastic fraternity Phi
Kappa Phi, and of the Dairy Cattle
as well as Fat Stock judging teams.
His excess energies found outlet in
running on the Varsity track and relay
teams, and when not thus occupied, he
was a rooter extraordinary at all State
College athletic contests. And he has
continued, through thick and thin, to
be one of State's most loyal, one might
almost say partisan, supporters.
During summer vacations, and for
two years following graduation Mr.
Foley absorbed large amounts of that
which his urban rearing had denied
him — farm and livestock experience.
We watched his progress with a real,
though perhaps somewhat selfish, in-
terest because he had seemed such a
promising prospect — when seasoned
with a bit of experience — to bring
back to his Alma Mater as a teacher.
He was in charge of a large herd of
Guernsey cattle in Eastern Massachu-
setts in the summer of 1929 when the
need arose for a man to supervise the
newly inaugurated pasture experimen-
tal work at Massachusetts State Col-
lege. Mr. Foley was chosen for this
exacting work, and within two years
had secured his Master's degree and
was a teaching member of the Animal
Husbandry Department. The correct-
ness of our judgment has long since
and in manifold ways been amply
vindicated, and the Dedication of this
1940 Shorthorn to Professor Foley is
further proof that our confidence in
his ability was not misplaced.
From the start Professor Foley was
one of our top-ranking teachers, and
the reasons for his success are not far
to seek. First of all, he's a thorough
student himself in the best sense of
that term, satisfied with nothing but
his best. His careful attention to
detail, his knack of getting to the heart
of a problem, his sense of proportion
and values, his clarity of exposition,
criticism and expression together with
a ready wit and the retention of the
student viewpoint, have already en-
deared him to a half-score of Stock-
bridge classes. The courses he teaches
are paragons of organization, interest,
and inspiration as well as utility, and
the pity is that all Stockbridge students
cannot at some time take a Professor
Like all great teachers Professor
Foley's work does not begin nor end
with any class period. His office door
always stands invitingly ajar, and
students have long since learned to
take advantage of his friendly interest
and intelligent counsel.
As a member of the Animal Hus-
bandry faculty. Professor Foley has
always been willing to carry his full
share of the load. His loyalty has been
unswerving, and to his sound judgment
and intelligent reasoning are due, in no
small measure, whatever degree of suc-
cess Animal Husbandry has achieved
during the past ten years at Massa-
chusetts State College.
Thorough student, inspiring teacher,
valued friend, but best of all genuine
gentleman, fitly characterize the man
whom this book honors. In thus
honoring him you honor yourselves,
and I am sure I could suggest no better
precepts to each of you than the
thoroughness, integrity, loyalty and
genuineness exemplified in the every-
day life of Professor Richard C. Foley.
—V. A. Rice
THE "LOTTA AGRICULTURAL FUND" FOR GRADUATES
ENTERING AGRICULTURAL PURSUITS
(Prepared by the Lotta M. Crabtree College Committee with the approval of the Trustees of
the Lotta M. Crabtree Estate)
A recent decision of the Probate Court of
Boston makes the Lotta M. Crabtree Agricul-
tural Funds available to graduates of the
Stockbridge School of Agriculture, as well
as to graduates of the four- year course at
Massachusetts State College. This decision
does not, however, lessen the restrictions nor
change the purposes for which these funds
can be used for farm financing.
The purpose of loans from these funds is
to assist meritorious graduates who are with-
out means in establishing themselves in agri-
cultural pursuits. These loans are made
without interest or service charges other than
the cost of title search and legal papers. They
must, however, be paid back in full amount
within a reasonable length of time and there
are certain restrictions on their use.
To avoid disappointment on the part of
applicants and save unnecessary work and
expense in investigating applications for
loans, there are certain questions that the
prospective borrower should answer for
himself before making application for a
Crabtree loan. The more important of these
1. Am I thoroughly qualified, both in
training and experience, to successfully man-
age the project that I am planning? Experi-
ence on a farm or in the agricultural enter-
prise contemplated, in addition to classroom
training is one of the first essentials for
success. If such experience is lacking, it is
usually best to delay application for a loan
2. Is the project that I seek assistance in
financing really an "agricultural pursuit"?
3. Am I using these funds entirely to
establish myself in business or are they being
used in part to benefit some other person who
is not a graduate of Massachusetts State
College or the Stockbridge School? This
question sometimes arises in connection with
"family" and "partnership" propositions. It
has no reference to a wife or other depend-
ent but no part of the loan can be used to
finance a person who is not a State College
or Stockbridge graduate.
4. Am I using these funds for refinancing
present debts? The purpose of these loans is
to "establish" rather than to "re-establish"
persons in agricultural pursuits. They cannot
be used for retiring present debts.
5. Will the amount that I can hope to
borrow from these funds adequately finance
the enterprise that I am planning to engage
in? Lotta Agricultural loans are used mostly
to supplement other forms of financing rather
than for complete financing of farming opera-
tions. Reasonably definite plans for the other
financing, which the loan is intended to
supplement, should be worked out before
applying for a Crabtree loan.
6. What can I offer as security to ade-
quately safeguard this loan? A Crabtree
loan, like any other loan, should be safe-
guarded against possible death or financial
failure of the recipient. While character and
personal integrity of the applicant are large
factors in decisions relative to granting a
loan, adequate security should be provided
as far as possible.
7. Can I amortize my debt payments and
other financial obligations so that I can repay
this loan within a reasonable period of time?
Most Crabtree loans are made under definite
agreement to repay within a relatively short
period of years. The Crabtree applicant should
therefore make certain, barring calamity, that
his income above necessary operating and
living expenses will be great enough to allow
annual, semi-annual or monthly payments on
this loan as well as on other debt obligations
that he may be carrying.
8. Will this loan actually help me to make
more money or will it merely delay the time
and increase the burden of final financial
reckoning? The answer to this question and
also to No. 7 involves careful budgeting and
planning ahead. Unless an applicant can
show on paper by carefully projected plans
and budgets of expected receipts and expenses
that he will benefit by a loan, he is likely
to have difficulty in repaying it.
Applications for a Crabtree loan should be
addressed to the Trustees of the Lotta M.
Crabtree Estate, 619 Washington Street,
Boston, Massachusetts. Decisions regarding
the granting of a loan rests entirely with the
Trustees under the terms of Miss Crabtree's
1940 LITTLE INTERNATIONAL
Acclaimed as one of the biggest
animal husbandry shows sponsored by
students of a northeastern college, the
1940 Little International Fitting, Show-
ing and Judging Contest was staged
before an audience of 200 visitors,
alumni, and students at Massachusetts
State College, March 16, at Grinnell
Highlight of the program was the
presentation of the new Ensminger
Trophy by James G. Watson, of the
New England Homestead, to premier
showman, Paul C. Vinson of Winchen-
don, Massachusetts. The new trophy
is named after M. Eugene Ensminger,
Animal Husbandry Professor at Massa-
chusetts State College, as the farm
paper's tribute to his efforts toward the
diversification of New England agricul-
ture. James G. Watson, editor of the
Homestead judged the premier show-
manship contest, with the aid of Pro-
fessor Harry L. Garrigus of the
University of Connecticut, and pre-
sented the trophy in person.
The horse classes were judged by
Mrs. Max Dreyfus, owner of the Mad-
rey Farm in Brewster, New York, with
the help of her genial horseman,
"Charlie". Luther Belden, of the
Mountain Farm in Hatfield, Massachu-
setts, judged the sheep. The official
cattle judge was John Lathrop of the
Laurel Hill Farm in Blandford; and
hogs were rated by Clifford Clevenger,
manager of the Mount Hope Farm in
Williamstown, Massachusetts. Lewis
Watt, manager of a farm in North Pow-
nal, Vermont, came down to help a
committee of faculty members hear
oral reasons on judging classes.
Other northeastern livestock leaders
seen at the show included Lester
Tompkins, head of the Division of An-
imal Husbandry and Dairying for the
Massachusetts Department of Agricul-
ture; Graham Walker, Brattleboro,
Vermont, sheepman; Frank Skogsberg,
M. S. C. alumnus, now county agricul-
tural agent in Berkshire County,
The Little International is sponsored
annually by the Massachusetts State
College Animal Husbandry Club with
four-year students, and students in
two year vocational course in the
Stockbridge School of Agriculture at
Massachusetts State College taking
part. Chester C. Putney, '41, of Or-
leans, Vermont, headed this year's
show, assisted by William F. Warren,
'41 of West Roxbury, Massachusetts;
Karl DeVine. '40. of Ferrisburg, Ver-
mont, and Professor M. Eugene
Ensminger, faculty advisor. Phyllis L.
Tower, of North Abington, Massachu-
setts, co-ed Animal Husbandry sopho-
more, served as chief clerk.
Placings and Awards
Premier Showman — Paul C. Vinson
of Winchendon, Massachusetts
Name inscribed on new Ensminger
Medallion given by Massachusetts
Department of Agriculture.
Copy of FEEDS AND FEEDING by
F. B. Morrison.
Massachusetts State Department of
Agriculture medallions were also
awarded to second and third men in
the premier showmanship competition.
Karl E. DeVine of Ferrisburg, Ver-
mont, and Gordon B. Newton of Athol.
Karl DeVine also received a one-
year subscription to THE FARMER'S
DIGEST in addition to the medallion.
Horses: 1st Karl E. DeVine, a two year
subscription to The National Horse-
2nd, Gordon B. Newton, a one year
subscription to The Percheron News.
Hogs: 1st Richard C. Richards, a one
year subscription to The Berkshire
2nd, Russell Eastman, a one year sub-
scription to The Chester White Jour-
Sheep: 1st, Paul C. Vinson, a three
year subscription to The Sheepman.
2nd, Normand Eklund, a one year sub-
scription to The Sheep Breeder.
Cattle: 1st, Norman Bowman, a one
year subscription to The Aberdeen
2nd, George C. Hibbard, a one year
subscription to The Cattleman.
DAIRY CATTLE FITTING AND SHOWING CONTEST
On May 4, the annual Fitting and
Showing Contest for Dairy Cattle was
held in the Grinnell Arena under the
direction of Professor Richard C.
Foley. The classes were judged by
Professors Robert Johnson, Connecti-
cut University, and Victor A. Rice,
Head of the Animal Husbandry De-
partment, Massachusetts State College.
In the preliminary showing, 15 of
the 30 entries qualified for the finals
which provided stiff competition. These
contestants entered the ring at eleven
o'clock. The cattle were paraded
around the arena several times, and
the leaders were asked by the judges
to exchange animals in order to prove
their ability to show cattle of the four
major dairy breeds. After lining the
cattle in the center of the ring, Pro-
fessor Johnson made and gave reasons
for his final placings.
The placings were announced by
Professor Foley, and the prizes will be
awarded at a banquet to be held on
Agriculture Achievement Day.
The prizes were as follows:
First prize — a medal
J. Leo McDonald
Second prize — a medal
George C. Hibbard
Third prize — a medal
John D. Neville
Fourth prize — text book
Cole B. Price
Fifth prize — text book
Sixth prize — text book
Seventh prize — year's subscription to
a dairy breed magazine
Eighth prize — year's subscription to a
dairy breed magazine
Ninth prize — year's subscription to a
dairy breed magazine
Tenth prize — year's subscription to a
dairy breed magazine
The 1939 Massachusetts State Col-
lege Horticulture Show was held in the
Physical Education cage on the cam-
pus, November 10, 11 and 12, 1939.
The main feature this year was pro-
duced by the Pomology Department.
A large replica of an apple was made,
using over 3000 apples. This was dis-
played on a modern designed structure,
which had three pillars, 20 feet high
towering up from the base. On the
center pillar was a seal of the state of
Massachusetts, and on each adjacent
pillar were large M's.
Directly in front of the main exhibit,
was a large lawn, surrounded by a low
Juniper hedge. This center mall was
made entirely by Stockbridge students
in the Horticulture Department.
Enclosing both the large center mall,
and the main feature, there were large
formal Evergreen hedges, also made by
the Stockbridge students. These
hedges were all carried out in a very
formal effect allowing the large Pom-
ology exhibit to be the main axis, with
walks serving as minor axes.
The other parts of the cage were
filled with baskets, and vases, of thou-
sands of assorted flowers with the
beautiful fall Chrysanthemums pre-
Booths arranged by the students,
either in formal, informal, or miniature
settings, proved very attractive. These
booths were only 10 feet by 10 feet in
size, but displayed a large array of
scenery of both the surrounding coun-
tryside and formal garden spots.
The entire cage was garbed in an
array of the brilliant fall colors, mak-
ing a spectacular recovery, since the
show of the previous year was post-
poned, due to the Hurricane. Over
14,000 people viewed this spectacle
made possible by the Horticulture De-
partment of our College. Frank How-
ard and Stephen Kosakowski acted as
chairmen from the Floriculture and
Horticulture Clubs respectively.
The following awards were won by
In a class consisting of formal nature,
in a booth of 100 square feet.
Second place was taken by Seth
Swift and Everett True.
Third place was taken by Harry
Adriance and Arthur Ormo.
In a class consisting of the construc-
tion of scenes of the informal nature,
third place was taken by Stephen Bar-
ton and Rufus Hilliard.
A class for miniature landscape
scenes prizes were won by Rebecca
Dickie, Dorothy Eger, Ellen Jarkko,
and Alice Stone.
In a class for displaying windows of
fruit, the following places were taken:
first, Samuel Howard and Lawrence
Tierney; second, Thomas Bassett and
In a class especially for Floriculture
students in the Floriculture S-7 class
the following awards were given;
First, Harry Adriance; second, Alice
Stone; third, Arthur Ormo.
In a class display of large baskets of
Chrysanthemums, a third place was
taken by Bob Macklin. "Bob" also
took a third place in a class of fall fruit-
ing branches arranged in a metal con-
Alice Stone received a second place
and Barbara Turnquist was awarded a
third place ribbon in a class arranging
various types of wooden chopping
bowls with various types of fruit.
ARMISTICE DAY ANNIVERSARY OBSERVANCE
STOCKBRIDGE HALL - BOWKER AUDITORIUM
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1939
"Mr. Howard, president of the
Student Council, will read the notices
this morning." With this introduction
the class of 1940 has been most fam-
iliar at convocation openings each
On a certain Wednesday in Novem-
ber the announcements stated that the
following convocation would be in
honor of Armistice Day, that there
would be a special speaker for the
occasion and on completion of the
program in Stockbridge the whole
school would march to Memorial Hall
where a wreath of remembrance
would be placed at the memorial tablet,
giving the names of the men of the
College who died in the first World
War. That this custom had been a
tradition of Stockbridge for many
years was explained to all the fresh-
men students. The Director then added
some details as to the formation of the
procession, and asked for volunteers
who were sons of veterans of the War
to act as bearers of the wreath at the
head of the student column.
And so another Armistice Day ob-
servance was carried out by the com-
bined classes, but this would be the
last one for 1940. Perhaps they would
remember it in after years.
To help in preserving some little
recollection of that significant student
assembly the board of editors of the
1940 Shorthorn have with commend-
able foresight, included the program of
the day. Roland H. Verbeck.
PROGRAM FOR ARMISTICE DAY
WEDNESDAY CONVOCATION - NOVEMBER 8, 1939
[p. nKfnory of our honored ckad
Thirwredtii \i ^tkted \xi«k
Vmr noma to teep tilivc forever
Urn- tJOl* idcrrtice ol youlliond life.
J^ the Jludenl l30dv of
Tne /locKbridq« Jcliool ot Aqricullure
2. "In Flanders Field"
3. 11:15-11:20 Music. School, Direc-
tion of Mr. Doric Alviani.
Songs of Remembrance.
Professor Ralph VanMeter speaks.
11:40 Procession forms in front of
building (filing quietly through
hall to avoid class disturbances)
Column headed by Student Coun-
cil Officers, by sons of Great War
veterans carrying Memorial
Wreath to Memorial Hall.
In Memorial Room
Student Council President pre-
1. Places wreath at base of mem-
2. Dean William L. Machmer ac-
cepts for College.
3. Director Verbeck reads Col-
lege Poem, "We Are The
Dead", by Willard Wattles.
4. Rev. David Sharp offers brief
5. Taps are sounded outside at
UNITED RELIGIOUS COUNCIL
This year marked a new era in the
religious activities at Massachusetts
State College. In August, Dr. J. Paul
Williams, who had been the director
for more than ten years, resigned to
accept a position in the Department of
Religion at Mount Holyoke. On Sep-
tember 28, 1939, the new director, Rev.
David Addison Sharp, Jr., began his
duties. Mr. Sharp came to State Col-
lege following a year's work at the
First Congregational Church of Los
For the first time Stockbridge was
represented on the governing body of
the United Religious Council. John
Burke, '40 and Robert Brown, '40,
served as representatives for the
Student Religious Council. Both men
have been active in the work of the
Council, and also in the Newman Club
and Christian Federation, respectively.
Robert Gamache, '40, has been a mem-
ber of the Executive Cabinet of the
Newman Club and Edward Mattson,
'41, a member of the Executive Cab-
inet of the Christian Federation.
Early in the year, Mr. Sharp spoke
in convocation and introduced to
Stockbridge students the Presidents of
the Menorah Club, Newman Club and
Christian Federation, in an effort to
increase Stockbridge participation in
these activities. Then in March, be-
fore Freshmen left for their placement
training, Mr. Sharp introduced mem-
bers of the Senior Class who spoke of
the opportunities which placement
service offered, along the line of
regular duty and community life, both
religious and social.
Vespers for Stockbridge and State
students have been held on Sunday
afternoons at five o'clock in the Mem-
orial Building. Prominent churchmen
from New England and New York
have been the guest speakers at these
services. Rev. Chai-les M. McConnell
of the Boston University School of
Theology gave us one of our best ad-
dresses relating the rural life of man
to the teachings of Jesus Christ and
The Seventh Annual Religious Con-
ference was held this year on Febru-
ary 23 and 24 in the Chapel Audi-
torium. The theme was "Religion and
Democracy" and Mr. James B. Carey
of New York, was the opening speaker.
The evening session had as speakers,
Dr. Joseph Van Vleck of Hartford,
Rev. Father Vincent Donovan of New
York, and Rabbi William G. Braude
of Providence. Following round table
discussions Dr. Julius Seelye Bixler of
Harvard gave the closing address.
This year several of the Stockbridge
men have been very active in the work
of the United Religious Council. Next
year it is hoped that even more
students will cooperate with Mr. Sharp
and the various clubs to further an
appreciation of the teachings and prin-
ciples of the Church and Synagogue.
THIRTEEN YEARS OF PLACEMENT TRAINING
An account of the Placement Training
Program deserves mention in the Shorthorn,
not only because it is in its way a contribu-
tion to the Stockbridge School, but also be-
cause it is an instance in which the school
is making a definite contribution in the field
of education. As in any other field of human
endeavor, education is subject to the intro-
duction of new ideas which must be given
due consideration and consolidated into the
existing programs if the training and educa-
tion of our young people is to make progress
compatible with that of agriculture, industry,
and commercial activities. Today, educators
in vocational lines see a need for supplement-
ing the work of the classroom with practical
experience if young people are to be well
fitted to adapt themselves to the task of
working for and enjoying a living. The
modem trend recognizes an increasing worth
in a new type of aoorentice training in vo-
cational fields, and Massachusetts State Col-
lege, in its Stockbridge School of Agriculture,
instituted the Placement training Program
with the idea of increasing the so-called
"carry-over" value of formal education.
Initiation of Placement Training at S.S.A.
Back in 1919, when the idea of supple-
menting formal instruction with actual ex-
perience was comoaratively new and untried,
the Stockbridge School of Agriculture insti-
tuted a plan which the years have shown ta
be a good one. In 1919 the School became
a pioneer in apprentice trainin g by the
establishment of its Placement Training Pro-
gram, and subsequent events have proven
Essentially the program consists of an ar-
rangement by which young people in agricul-
ture and related fields are given an oppor-
tunity to see their theoretical lessons in
practice, and the School is given an equal
opportunity to observe the students at work
in their prospective vocations as well as in
the classroom. The College maintains an
efficient Placement Service, with a Director
of Placement who devotes his full time to
the program, an effective system of files, and
the other machinery necessary to make
Placement Training at the State College
really mean what the name of the program
Students in the Stockbridge School of
Agriculture are reauired, as part of their
course, to take a certain period of placement
by hiring themselves out to farmers, dairies,
gardening concerns, conservation enterprises,
hotels and summer resorts, poultry establish-
ments, and many other types of emoloyers
in the field of agriculture in order that they
might supplement their education with prac-
tical experience. The period of training for
Stockbridge students occurs between the
freshman and senior years. They usually
start work about April 1 and continue until
the first of the following October. This plan
gives the students an opportunity to con-
solidate the material learned during the first
year of their stay with us, and has always
resulted in a more mature attitude during
the second year. It is specifically an appren-
tice training period and is under the super-
vision of the Director of the Placement
Service. We cannot emphasize too strongly
that its primary purpose is practical
Selection of Placement Work
A freshman has his first taste of this
program when he interviews the Director
several times during his first year at
school. During these interviews he is
being carefully studied and questioned with
the hope of finding out the depth of his sin-
cerity and interest in his chosen vocation,
and opportunity is frequently and frankly
taken to point out any obvious faults which
might prevent his success in getting a job
in the future. This method of interview is
helpful to the student and to the Director.
In some cases, it is discovered before the
young man has gone to too much expense
that he is a misfit in vocational agriculture,
and he may be advised to drop his endeavors
along such lines, thus preventing the necessity
of finding out his lack of satisfactory quali-
fications after spending two years and con-
siderable money. To the Director, the inter-
views offer opportunities to judge the student
on his merits, and help in placing him for
the required work period between freshman
and senior years, and later in permanent
The writer has been Director of Placement
Training starting with the class of 1929, a
total of thirteen years. Up to 1936 candidates
in seven major fields were placed every
summer, these fields being Animal Husbandry,
Dairy Manufactures, Floriculture. Fruit
Growing, Horticulture, Poultry, and Vege-
table Gardening. In 1937, Wildlife Manage-
ment was added to the number of courses
requiring placement, and this was followed
in 1939 with the introduction of the Hotel
Within recent years it has been deemed
expedient to limit the enrollment of students
in certain major departments. The lack of
adequate facilities in laboratories and per-
sonnel make it necessary to permit the en-
rollment of only 35 students in the Animal
Husbandry course, although the placement
prospects for such students are good. For
the same reasons, the enrollment in the Dairy
course is limited to 25, but in this field we
find that successful placement is a more
difficult problem. Only 10 students are per-
mitted to take the course in Wildlife Manage-
ment because that particular field does not
at the present time offer an abundance of
opportunities for employment after gradua-
tion. Our newest major line of study and
one which has evoked considerable favorable
comment from the public, is the course in
Hotel Stewarding. As in Wild'ife Manage-
ment, enrollment is limited to 10 freshmen in
Hotel Stewarding. The reason in this case
is lack of laboratory space and personnel.
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Progress of the Placement Program
Throughout the years the program has
shown a certain amount of progress. Chart
I deals with the number of placements made
in the respective fields since 1928, and cer-
tain general trends are noticeable from this
chart. In 1929 the number of placements was
110, and they continued to fluctuate until the
low point of 1935. From that time (1935) on,
there has been a slow but steady climb to
the present peak of 147 placements in the
class of 1941. Animal Husbandry has been
fairly steady. It hit a low point in 1935 but
has been rising steadily ever since. This
field presents two kinds of work: (1) that
which is on specialized farms and gives ex-
perience in stock work, breeding and herd
records, and general stock farm management,
and (2) that on smaller farms where the
work is more varied and general. Dairy
Manufactures had remained fairly steady
through the years until the present year,
with the class of 1941, the first one with
restricted enrollment, when the chart shows
a drop from the previous year. Students in
this line of work are placed in ice cream and
milk plants. Floriculture students, placed
with commercial growers whose chief crops
are usually carnations or roses, have been
placed in fairly steady numbers with the
exception of the class of 1935. The Fruit
Growing majors are placed with orchard
managers and owners and there has been a
steady record, the last few years showing
relatively little change. Horticulture has
shown a steady increase with the exception
of 1935. Horticulture students are placed on
nurseries, parks, cemeteries, private estates,
college grounds services and with landscape
contractors. Poultry placements hit a low in
1935, but have been climbing steadily ever
since. Some students in this field are in-
terested in breeding, while others confine
their interest to egg and meat production for
the market. Vegetable gardening, as the
chart shows, has never had a high number
of students. Candidates in this vocation are
placed with commercial market gardeners.
Wildlife students are placed largely with the
Department of Conservation. Division of
Fisheries and Game, working on game farms,
fish hatcheries, stream survey, and wild life
areas and sanctuaries. As for the history of
their placements, the chart speaks for itself,
as it does for the course in Hotel Stewarding.
Poultry majors are excused from classes a
month early and start work on March 1
because the employers require their service
at that time due to an increase in labor
requirements for the hatching and brooding
season. All other majors start work about
April 1, except the Hotel Stewarding group
which will start work early in June begin-
ning with this year. Previously they had
started in April.
Chart II is inserted to show the distribu-
tion of placement students in various states
since the inception of the program.
On placement, students are expected to
earn and to receive a reasonable wage, but we
repeat that the primary purpose of placement
training is practical experience. Although
the scale of wages varies in different fields
of employment, the Director takes care to see
that every man is given a wage that is fair
to him. On the bottom line of Chart I we
show an estimate of the total amounts that
students have earned on the placement train-
ing plan since 1929. To give an idea of the
value of this amount in terms of education,
let us divide the total by $500.00, or approx-
imately the amount of expense for one year
at school. This amount, $611,796, divided by
$500.00 gives us the figure 1,223, or shows
that students on this plan have earned
enough since 1929 to pay the total expenses
for one year of 1,223 students at the Stock-
bridge School of Agriculture. These figures
show that in addition to gaining practical
experience of inestimable value in vocational
lines, the students on the placement training
program also earn quite a considerable
amount of money.
After years at the work of placing students,
the Director has noted certain trends which
indicate something of the future. There is
no doubt that today we are witnessing a drift
toward an increase in vocational work in
colleges. Vocational majors are the easiest
to place at the present time, and the reason
for this is because our American enthusiasm
for higher education has perhaps gone to too
great an extreme in the preparation of
students for technical, scientific, and theor-
etical lines. This practice has resulted in a
lack of skilled men in vocational fields, and
hence vocational work today offers a some-
what better outlook than it has sometimes in
the past. There is still a demand for good
Stockbridge students, but we would point out
that the inefficient and incompetent young
man or woman who is lacking in initiative,
ambition and common sense cannot be placed
under any system of education or placement.
Our policy has always been one devoted to
the best interests of each student and our
regulations are controlled by the number of
jobs available in the respective fields.
The placement training program aids in
"winnowing the wheat from the chaff". We
are able to obtain further information as to
whether or not a student can "make the
grade" in his chosen field, and the figures of
one of our recent classes will show what
happens to a group of entering students. Of
204 students registering for courses in Stock-
bridge, 136 stayed for the full first year, and
were assigned to placement training jobs. Of
this latter number only 100 returned to be
seniors. This reduction of one-hundred per
cent would seem high in most schools, but
with us it enables us to point out that our
seniors are a select group, tested and proved,
and gives us confidence that when they have
gone through our educational program and
taken their placement with success, they will
be the kind of men whom we ai'e glad to
recommend for permanent positions.
Throughout the years we have found that
the hardest groups to place are those maior-
ing in Dairy Manufactures, Ornamental Hor-
ticulture and Wildlife Management, and the
easiest group is composed of those majoring
in Animal Husbandry. We are particularly
careful and selective in our placement assign-
ments for we realize that the program could
not be carried on without the cooperation
of the employers, many of whom have been
kind enough to take our placement students
year after year. To these employers we owe
and acknowledge a debt of gratitude. As the
Stockbridge graduates have gradually ad-
vanced to responsible positions in increasing
numbers, they are more and more becoming
employers of our training students. In the
summer of 1939, 30 freshmen were placed
with Stockbridge graduates, who make ex-
cellent employers because they understand
the problem as well as our aims.
One of the interesting indirect results of
the Placement Training program for the
Stockbridge School of Agriculture has been
its influence in the establishment of a
similar program in the Division of Agricul-
ture of the regular four-year course at
Massachusetts State College. Students at the
State College working for a degree in agri-
culture are now required to take one summer
of placement for practical experience in their
vocational choice. This period lasts for three
months, and starts at the close of school,
about the tenth of June. It is obvious that
the inception of this plan in the four-year
work had its inspiration in the success of
the simUar plan Ln the Stockbridge School.
This is an instance where the Stockbridge
School has, as we have mentioned before,
made a definite contribution to the field of
We feel that the operation of the place-
ment training program has proven its worth,
that the "proof of the pudding has been in
the eating", so to speak. It is a plan that has
operated successfully, and promises to continue
to operate successfully in the years to come.
We are grateful to the employers, to the mem-
bers of our faculty and staff, and to the
graduates whose active cooperation has made
the program what it is today.
EMORY E. GRAYSON,
Director of Placement Service
First row: Howard, Macklin, Chairman Reilly, Clement, Frissell
Second row: Sullivan, Brown, McDonald, Kosakowski
First row, Hurlburt, Adriance, Dimock
Second row: Browning, Hugelman
PROGRAM OF COMMENCEMENT WEEK
FRIDAY, MAY 31, 1940
Look Memorial Park
SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 1940
Class Day Exercises Rhododendron Garden
Stephen R. Kosakowski, Class President, Presiding
Harry L. Adriance
Roland C. Clement
Director Roland H. Verbeck
Stephen R. Kosakowski
Student Activity Awards
Presentation of Class Gift
School Song — "Alma Mater Hail"
Dedication of Class Tree
12:10 p. m. Alumni Sing
Mr. Doric Alviani, Song Leader
12:20 p.m. Alumni Meeting Memorial Hall
1:00 p.m. Alumni-Senior Luncheon Draper Hall
(Class reunion speakers from 1920, 1925, 1930, 1935 and 1939)
3:00 p. m. Baseball Game Alumni Field
Alumni vs. Stockbridge 1940
4:00 p.m. Alumni Tea Dance and Buffet Supper Memorial Hall
8:30 p.m. Class Play Bowker Auditorium
SUNDAY, JUNE 2 - BOWKER AUDITORIUM
4:30 p. m. Processional
Hymn Come Thou Almighty King
Vocal Solo - "Children of Men" Russell
Commencement Sermon Reverend Kenneth C. MacArthur
Vocal Solo - "The Lord Is My Light" Alviani
Hymn My Country 'Tis of Thee
Recessional Music by Doric Alviani, Baritone
Wilfred Hathaway, M.S.C., '41. Organist and Accompanist
6:00 p. m. President's Reception to members of graduating class,
their guests, alumni, and faculty Lilac Garden
MONDAY, JUNE 3 - BOWKER AUDITORIUM
10:00 a. m. Processional - "Priest's March" (Athalia) Mendelssohn
Invocation Reverend David A. Sharp, Jr.
Director of Religious Education, Massachusetts State College
George Uberto Browning, Jr.
"A Successful New England Poultry Farm"
The Class - "America The Beautiful" Ward
Gordon Emerson Dimock
"Recent Developments in Milk Marketing"
Music - "Coronation March" (Le Prophete) Meyerbeer
Allan Norman Hugelman
"Dairy Farming, Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow"
The Class - "Alma Mater Hail" Mandell and Shaw S'39
Watson Mills Hurlburt
"Opportunities and Problems of the Small Town Florist"
The Class - "Juanita" Spanish Melody
Presentation of Diplomas President Hugh P. Baker
School Song - "Men of Stockbridge"
Recessional - "Grand March" Howell
9:00 p. m. Commencement Promenade Memorial Hall
GRADUATES 1 939
Robert Oakly Abbott, Jr.
Donald Shaw Adams
Roland Walter Aldrich
James Pliilip Alexakos
Cornelius Henry Ash, Jr.
Theodore Frank Bartlett
Basil Benjamin Bearse
Charles Everett Bein, Jr.
Warren Samuel Bemis
Mary Phyllis Benben
Arthur Wilson Berry
Robert Elmer Berry
Norman Everett Bickford
Oscar Palmer Bodwell
John Howard Brewster
Leon Alfred Brock
Sumner Tuell Carlson
John Joseph Clancy
Malcolm Sears Clark
William Patten Conant
John Eadie, Jr.
Wallace James Everett
George Stanley Ferris
W. Weston Fenton
William Arthur Fitzpatrick
John Farwell Fuller. Jr.
Perry Marshall Gebhardt
Eugen Pierre Karl Gieringer
Earl Curtis Gillespie, Jr.
John Perrins Goodale
Richard David Gordon
Frederick Francis Guyott
Edward Neal Harrington
Douglas Kenneth Henderson
John Warner Hibbard
Wilfred Edward Hines
Carl Leonard Hook. Jr.
Raymond Proctor Houle
Albert Edward Conklin, II Robert Floyd Jones
George Richmond Denison Michael William Kandianis
Paul Joseph DeRusha John Howe Kelso
James Henry Doherty Morris Leo Kohn
John Thomas Donovan Alfred Melvin Kumins
AS OF THE CLASS OF 1938 Paul
William Napoleon Lavoie
Norman Fairbanks Lawton
O. Theodore Lindgren
Weikko Albert Mackie
Charles Forbes Mandell
Richard Stewart Mayberry
Stephen Kingsley Morse
Myron Montgomery Munson
Donald Collister MacDonell
James Joseph McDonough
Thomas Bernard MacQuinn
Charles Erold Nelson, Jr.
Wniiam Pierce Ogden
Charles Bright Olds
Casper John Perednia
William Phillips, Jr.
Charles Robert Pickard
John Aloysius Plotczyk
Raymond Edward Potter
Robert William Potter
Charles Joseph Russo
Russell Stoddard Shaw
Daniel Joseph Shine
Richard Allison Smith
Richard Marshall Sparks
Edgar Winfred Spear
Arthur Phillips Stedman
Clarence Edward Stillman
Vincent Thomas Sullivan
Raymond Ernest Taylor
James Edward Teevan
Alfred Nahumn Thompson, Jr.
Guy Burgess Thornton
David Fowle Treadway
Alexander Frank Tripp
Ralph Foster Verrill
Andrew Cleveland Warner
Benning Lewis Wentworth, Jr.
Elliot Marshall Wheeler
William Francis Whelan
Frances Chase Whitman
George Norman Wilkinson
Donald Kingsley Williams
Edward van Alstyne Wilson
Howard William Winter
Lawrence Curtis Woodfall, Jr.
Gordon Thomas Woods
Fred Loring Wright, Jr.
Warren Granville Wright
1939 COMMENCEMENT CITATIONS
In recognition of their outstanding
achievements, and for the honor which
they have brought to the Stockbridge
School of Agriculture, Gold-S-Charms
were awarded to four alumni and one
faculty member at the 1939 Com-
The awards and citations were made
Donald Lovell Crooks, S '25 — Presi-
dent of the Massachusetts Federation
of Poultry Associations. Citation given
by Professor William Sanctuary of the
Poultry Husbandry Department.
A. Howard Whelan, S '29— Manager
of the Brockton Egg Auction. Citation
by Professor Luther Banta of the Poul-
try Husbandry Department.
L. Roy Hawes, S '20 — A member of
the pioneer graduating class, Alumni
Association President, and successful
florist — a dirt farmer. Citation by
Emory E. Grayson, Director of Place-
William B. Carter, S '24 — In 1938
elected president of the Boston Market
Gardeners Association, Incorporated,
the oldest organization of its kind in
the United States and the strongest in
Massachusetts. The youngest man to
ever hold this office. Citation by Pro-
fessor Grant B. Snyder of the Depart-
ment of Vegetable Gardening.
Charles Hiram Thayer, Assistant
Professor of Agronomy — Has given al-
most a quarter century of service to
the College and has taught every class
since Stockbridge was estabUshed. A
teacher, naturalist, historian, confidant
and advisor of youth. Citation by
President Hugh P. Baker.
The Editors of the Shorthorn are
grateful to all those who have so
willingly assisted in assembling the
material for this yearbook. We wish
to extend our thanks especially:
To Miss Dorothy Cooper of Howard
Wesson Co., Mr. C. A. Nichols of the
Burbank Printing Co., and Mr.
Kinsman and his assistants for their
timely advice and suggestions regard-
ing the arrangement of pictures and
To President Hugh Potter Baker,
Director Roland H. Verbeck, Emory
E. Grayson, Victor A. Rice, Marion
E. Ensminger and Rev. David A.
Sharp, Jr., for the interesting and
appropriate featur-e articles which they
To the Misses Katherine M. Martin
and Catherine F. Hefl^ernan for their
fi'iendly cooperation and assistance in
checking statistics and other detailed
To Mr. Charles N. DuBois for his
assistance in preparing copy.
To Mr. John H. Vondell and Howard
Hunter for their special photography
To the club Presidents and members
of the student body who so willingly
contributed photographs and informa-
tion regarding various activities on
And last, but by no means least, to
the greatest of Faculty Advisers, "Pop"
Barrett, who, with his wealth of
original ideas, has helped us to over-
come many perplexing problems.
It has been a pleasure working with you.
In fact, It has been a pleasure to work with
Prof. Barrett, and all of the Shorthorn Boards
for many years.
Somehow there is a doss of real honest-to-goodness
young men and women who we hove always found
at Stockbridge — a fact which makes a hard job
easier for us.
From Johnnie Neville down the line, we wish you
all, the best there is in life.
CHARLES W. BURBANK COMPANY
WORCESTER — MASS.
H. E. KINSMAN
Official Phofographer for
5T0CKBRIDGE SCHOOL OF AGRICULTURE
HOOSAC PREPARATORY SCHOOL
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