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Peter Edw. van Alstyne
The Director of the Stockbridge
School came to his present post in 1924
after a training and experience ^vhich
admirably fitted him for its important
duties and responsibilities. A graduate
of this College in the Class of 1908,
with a bachelor's degree also from Bos-
ton University, he immediately entered
upon his life's work of agricultural
education as Principal of the Peter-
sham Agricultural High School. The
pathway of professional service which
he followed from there led to Parsons-
field Seminary in Maine where he was
principal, to the New York State
School of Agriculture at St. Lawrence
University, of which he was director
and thence to Amherst. There was an
interruption of two years of war service
in 1917 to 1919, during which he com-
manded the 281st Aero Squadron as
First Lieutenant Air Service.
The sound development of the Stock-
bridge School during the eighteen
years of his administration and the
splendid record of its graduates are
ample testimony to the wisdom of his
leadership. Stockbridge is a unique
institution of whose record of service
the College is very proud.
The Director's keen interest in "his
boys" whose histories he loves to relate
with an eloquence beyond words is in
no small measure responsible for his
— Robert D. Hawley
Within the covers of this 1942 Short-
horn we can only hope to record a
few of the highlights of the two happy
years spent at Stockbridge.
Our efforts will not have been in vain
if in the future, while reminiscing
through its pages, it serves as a key to
many fond memories.
F R E
SHORTHORN STAFF FOR 1942
Editor Peter Edward van Alstyne
Assistant Editor Francis DeVos
Business Manager Emery Thoren
Secretary Edith Colgate
Literary Editor J. Edward Craft
Assistant Sally Gidley
Statistics Editor Lina Dibble
Assistant Sally Wells
Assistant G . Gregory Sidelinger
Activities Editor Peggy Strong
Assistant Myrt Davis
Photography Donald Lauder
Malcolm Roberts Kenneth Coombs
Sports Editor Robert Williams
Assistant Reed M. Wade
Assistant Walley Orcutt
Art Editor Stu Gilmore
Assistant Alain DeLeiris
Faculty Advisor "Pop" Barrett
ROLLIN HAYES BARRETT
Thus ends "Pop" Barrett's eleventh
year as faculty advisor to the Short-
horn Board and it has been a pleasure
to work with a man so popular with
both the old and young. "Pop" has
won a warm spot in the heart of every
member of the board by his friendly
and appropriate suggestions that he
has given us.
May we take this time and place
to wish him the best of luck in years
SENIOR CLASS OFFICERS
Phelps, Strong, Mills, Johnson
President HOMER O. MILLS
Vice President HARRY F. JOHNSON
Secretary PEGGY E. STRONG
Treasurer DAVID L. PHELPS
CLASS OF 1942
Last year the senior class was only
a group of green freshmen seeking
knowledge in their chosen fields. They
walked through the buildings, eyes
wide with wonder. However it doesn't
take a student long to become used
to the routine. They are here such
a short time that they have to imitate
the chameleon which absorbs the colors
of his environment, and most of them
do this so successfully that in practi-
cally no time at all it becomes difficult
to tell a Fieri major from a clump of
lavender cotton, a brown eyed An.
Hus. adict from the gentle cow, a
Vegetable Gardener from a bunch of
carrots, a "Mayflower" descendant
from the Plymouth Rock Hen, or a
Hotel Stewarding major from a stuffed
turkey. To say nothing of the "Dairy
Maids" who begin to look Uke butter
crunch sundaes. No sooner have they
acquired these various colors than back
they flash to their original green, as
off they must go to make life miserable
for their respective employers.
Breathing heavily from overwork
and eager for any change — even for
the class room, the Seniors came back
from their summer placement training.
Before they had time to catch their
breaths, torrents of advice were
showered upon them. You are needed
more at home than in the army. Sit
tight! Yes, war has been declared on
Japan — but the class of '42 kept its
head above water. After thinking it
over, most of them decided to finish
their studies. The boys are ready to
take care of the problems in feeding
the nation, and the girls are ready to
take the places of the men called into
The excitement of war was not ap-
parent as far as the social activities of
the class were concerned. The seniors
had their usual round of formal dances,
informal "vie" parties, and the class
was well represented in the annual
Except for a "slight" speed-up in the
school program the year was normal.
Yet, the senior class is probably a little
more serious than those of previous
years for sometime back. One thing is
noticeably missing — fear of not finding
one's niche when graduation comes.
Everyone knows that trained young
men and women are needed.
GILBERT GEORGE ALLEN
Activities: Poultry Club 1, 2; Cross Country 1, 2; Track 1, 2.
Diminutive, conservative, bashful, quiet form of a lad.
EVERETT EDWARD BARTLETT, JR. "Squash " Floriculture
Activities: Horticultural Show 1, 2; Varsity Football 2; Varsity
Hockey 1, 2.
Rarely smiles, but it is worth waiting for — "iron man" in footba'l
and hockey — can apply what he knows, which is plenty — quiet at
all times. Hobby: Sports.
MELVILLE CURRIE BEATON
Alpha Tau Gamma, Vice-President.
Activities: Horticultural Show 1, 2; Pomology Club 1; Shorthorn
Board 2; Student Council 2.
"The Cranberry Kid" — smooth looking — smartly dressed — good
natured — intelligent — frank — good times centered about him.
RENE EMILE BEAUDOIN
South Hadley, Mass.
Commuter — most serious of the class — library of notes — grind —
practically married. Hobby: Sports.
ARTHUR HENRY BEYER "Art" Horticulture
Activities: Orchestra 1, 2; Track 1; Horticultural Show 1, 2.
Swarthy complexioned — always smiling — better than average
intelligence — book-worm — swing fanatic and trumpet virtuoso.
Hobby: Collecting swing records.
RALPH LYMAN BLANCHARD "Blanche" Horticulture
Activities; Committee of Horticultural Club 1, 2; 4-H Club 1, 2;
Horticultural Show 1, 2; Outing Club 1, 2; Dramatics 1, 2; Cross
Country 1, 2; Intermural Basketball 2.
Short and rugged, ruddy complexioned — jovial temperament —
wrestler — ardent barn dancer — typical, corn-fed lad — ^lil' Atne.'
of the Hort. class. Hobby: Photography.
GEORGE THOMAS BRITT "Britty" Dairy
Activities: Dairy Club 2.
Quiet local boy — devoted Bacteriology student — Tom and flivvers
don't mix — shiek — keeps the town girls happy. Hobby: Bowling.
LINCOLN AUGUSTUS BROGI "Link"
Activities: Poultry Club 1, 2; Hockey 1, 2.
Sportsman — friendly — good company — no vices — conscientious —
plays hard, studies equally hard — a good listener with a ready
smile. Hobby: Hunting and fishing.
WILLIAM RAYMOND BROOKMAN, JR. "Bill" Animal Husbandry
Activities: Animal Husbandry Club 1, 2; 4-H Club 1, 2; Outing
Club 1; Little International Committee 2.
Mighty man for his size — loves his square dancing — conscientious
worker — ambitious — a "Black and White' admirer.
Hobby: Hunting and fishing.
FRANK LEROY BROWN, JR. "Brownie" Poultry
Activities: Poultry Club 1, 2; Basketball 1, 2; Intermural Basket-
ball 2; Vice-President of Poultry Club.
Tall — good looking — independent and dependable — romantically
inclined — conscientious toward his studies. Hobby: Traveling.
EDITH COLGATE "Spud"
Sigma Sigma Sigma, Secretary.
Activities: Animal Husbandry Club 1, 2; 4-H Club 1; Outing
Club 1, 2; Shorthorn Board 2; Vice President of Outing Club;
Board of Little International 2; Dramatics 1, 2.
Full of fun and ideas — intelligent — one of the Chicago trio —
interested in Thoroughbreds and Airedales.
Hobbies: Horses and dogs.
ROBERT EDWARD COLLINS "Tom" Poultry
Activities: Band 1; Poultry Club 1, 2.
Barn dancer — Nick's shadow — undisturbable — retiring.
KENNETH MELZAR COOMBS "Ken" Floriculture
Alpha Tau Gamma.
Activities: Horticultural Show 1, 2; Chairman for Maintenance
Committee for Horticultural Show; Assistant Photography Editor
for Shorthorn 2; Student Council 2.
Quick witted — pleasant personality — on deck for a good time.
NORMAN GERARD COURNOYER "Norm" Hotel Stewarding
Activities: Pandocios Club 1, 2; Recreation Conference 1, 2;
Co-chairman in Horticultural Show in the Hotel Stewarding Booth.
Commuter — took the fatal step on placement (a wife) — life of the
class — sure to succeed in his profession. Hobby: Music.
ROBERT LEONARD COUSINS "Bob" Floriculture
West Concord, Mass. Kappa Kappa, Historian.
Activities: Horticultural Show 1, 2; Intermural Basketball 1;
Cross Country 1; Hockey 1.
Quiet — small — one of the brains of the Flori. division — as fast on
his feet as he is with his brain.
JAMES EDWARD CRAFT "J. E." Horticulture
Alpha Tau Gamma, Historian.
Activities: Dance Committee 1; Horticultural Show 1, 2; Newman
Club 1, 2; Shoi-thorn Board 2; Literary Editor for the Shorthorn.
Short — well-groomed — excellent English — well-liked by all — intel-
lectual. Hobby: Classical music and bridge.
AURELIO ROCCO DeLUCIA "Al"
Activities: Poultry Club 1, 2.
Sarcastic — thorough — techn ically minded.
Hobby: Mechanical drawing.
Activities: Dramatics 1, 2; Assistant Editor Shorthorn 2; Com-
munity Chest Committee.
Amiable — strong-minded — ambitious — well-liked by everyone — ■
tops in all studies — willing to do more than his half.
RAYMOND CHARLES DeYOUNG "Ray" Dairy
Kappa Kappa, Vice-President.
Activities: Dairy Club 1, 2; Intermural Basketball 1, 2.
Uncontested laugh — flunked assistant professorship — lucky
LINA ABIGAIL DIBBLE "D
East Longmeadow, Mass.
Sigma Sigma Sigma.
Activities: President of Animal Husbandry Club 1, 2; Dance
Committee 2; Dramatics 1, 2; Shorthorn Board.
Mistress of all trades — Longmeadow's contribution to the An. Hus.
duet — student — scholar — good sport — member of the Chicago trio.
NICHOLAS DeLISIO "Nick" Dairy
Swampscott, Mass. Kappa Kappa.
Activities: Dairy Club 1, 2, Co-President.
Ice cream kid from North Shore— good things come in small
packages — one of the intelligentsia of the class — quiet and likeable.
Hobby: Photography and hunting.
BURNETT JOHN DOLEVA
Activities: Floriculture Club
Basketball 1, 2.
Athlete plus scholar — prankster — live wire of the Hort. class —
Professor's prompter — a way with the women. Hobby; Sports.
Horticultural Show 1, 2;
WILSON HENRY DOUGHERTY, JR.
Springfield, Mass. Alpha Tau Gamma.
Activities: Dairy Club 1, 2; Varsity Football 1, 2;
Pepsodent Kid — one of the midnite food-raiders at A. T. G. —
perverted sense of humor — likeable — weekend reserved for Skippj-.
JOHN ELIOT DOWNEY
Kappa Kappa, President.
Activities: Air Raid Warden, Kappa Kappa; Animal Husbandry
Club 1; Outing Club 1; Student Council 1, 2; Varsity Football
1, 2, Captain; Intermural Basketball 1, 2; Varsity Basketball 1.
Triple threat on the gridiron — taxi driver for the gang — friend of
all — willing worker and leader at all times. Hobby: Sports.
HOWARD ALDEN FIFE
West Springfield, Mass.
Activities: Horticultural Show 1, 2; Secretary Horticultural Club
2; Outing Club; 4-H Club 1.
Short, husky — wirey-haired — housekeeper for Blanchard and E.
Johnson — fiery temper— pipe smoker— traveler — studious — good
ALVAN FREDERICK FRANK "Brooklyn"
Brooklyn, New York.
Activities: Dramatics 1, 2; Poultry Club 1, 2;
Well-read — opinionated — dramatic — witty — intellectual.
SHELDON LEO FRESCHI
New Milford, New Jersey.
Activities: Floriculture Club 1, 2; Horticultural Show 1, 2;
Christian Federation 1, 2; Intermural Basketball 2.
Very short — Stockbridge's "Joisy" representative — excels at bowl-
ing, ping-pong, pool, and cards.
CHARLES BENJAMIN GARY "Chick"
Activities: Animal Husbandry Club 1, 2; Vice-President 4-H Club
1, 2; Varsity Football 2.
Tall, dark and handsome — Rip van Winkle of the An. Hus. class —
willing worker — friend — athlete.
CHARLES BROMAGE GIBBS "Gabby" Dairy
Activities: Dairy Club 1, 2; Varsity Football 1, 2; Intermural
Easy going — fast with the inuendo, slow otherwise — always starved
-sociable — well-liked.
SARAH GIDLEY "Sally" Floriculture
East Freetowm, Mass.
Sigma Sigma Sigma, Treasurer.
Activities: Dance Committees 1, 2; Dramatics 1, 2; Horticultural
Show 1, 2; Shorthorn Board 2; Freshman Class Secretary.
East Freetown's glamor girl — vivacious — female lawyer — accommo-
dating — known to some as "Ski-jump."
STUART GILMORE "Stu" Animal Husbandry
Alpha Tau Gamma, House Manager.
Activities; Animal Husbandry Club 1, 2; Shorthorn Board 2;
Little International Committee 2; Air Raid First Aid Warden of
Alpha Tau Gamma; Shorthorn Art Editor.
Scholar — cartoonist — satarist — poet (in a limited way — )snow
sculptor — ready wit. Hobby: Cartooning and model farm.
STEPHEN GILMORE "Steve" Horticulture
Acushnet, Mass. Alpha Tau Gamma.
Activities: Horticultural Show 1, 2; Horticultural Club 1, 2;
Manager of Hockey 2.
Student and scholar — ready wit — dependable — well liked — "Lucky
Teeter" cyclist — Forester. Hobby: Collecting Indian Relics.
CHARLES WELLINGTON GLASS "Sentor" Horticulture
Activities: Horticultural Club 1, 2.
Lanky, raw-boned colt of the Hort. class — unanimously elected
Senator of Stockbridge — slow to catch on — victim of many pranks.
ALAN EDWARD GREENHALGH, JR. "Moonglow" Dairy
Lowell, Mass. Kappa Kappa.
Activities: Dah-y Club 1, 2; Football 1, 2; Track 2.
A friend that is a friend — keen sense of humor — heaviest program
in Stockbridge — likes Bacteriology.
Hobbies: Swimming and Football.
CHARLES RIDER GRISWOLD "Gris" Dairy
Activities: Dairy Club 1, 2.
Conn, lad — good student — dry humor — irritating laugh — Syracuse
JOHN MANSFIELD GROTON, JR. "Johnny"
Westerly, Rhode Island
Alpha Tau Gamma.
Activities: Poultry Club 1, 2; Basketball 1, 2; Cross Country 1, 2.
Quiet and reserved — athletic — good looking — mixes study with
pleasure and comes out on top. Hobby: Baseball.
LINWOOD SKERRY HIBBARD "Lin"
North Hadley, Mass.
Activities: 4-H Club 1; Intermural Basketball 1, 2; Cross Country
Track star — captain of cross country — likes arguments — very quiet.
HENRY TYLER HOLIHAN "Snapper" Floriculture
Activities: Floriculture Club 1; Horticultural Show 2; Outing
Optimistic — good natured — always willing to talk about orchids —
Conn, delegate — nuts about color photography — believes in work-
ing to music — a "barrel" of fun. Hobby: Photography.
WILLIAM FRANCIS HOPE
Alpha Tau Gamma.
Activities: Dairy Club 1; Intermural Basketball 1, 2.
Friendly — cooperative — never hears reveille — dislikes mother-in-
laws. Hobby: Sports.
JOHN ANDREW HUNTER "Jack"
Activities: Animal Husbandry Club 1, 2; 4-H Club 1, 2; Outing
Club 1; Varsity Football and Hockey 1, 2; Intermural Baskttball 1.
Quiet, studious — bicyclist — jack of all trades — master butcher — -
square dancing fanatic — practical farmer. Hobby: Horses.
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JOHN BEAN HUSSEY "Bean"
Alpha Tau Gamma.
Activities: Varsity Football 1, 2 .
Small — big at heart— baby of the An. Hus. class — happy-go-lucky
— never a worry — practical joker of A. T. G. — friend to have.
Hobby: Looking for something to do.
PAUL RANDOLPH JACKSON, JR. "Randy" Dairy
Maplewood, New^ Jersey.
Activities; Dairy Club 1, 2; Intermural Basketball 1, 2.
Excellent student — popular — Charles Atlas has nothing on Randy.
ALLEN CLINTON JOHNSON
Activities: Floriculture Club 1; Horticultural Show 1, 2.
Always in good spirits — his life is his car — placement changed him
for the better. Hobby; A bigger Buick.
ELDON HJALMAR JOHNSON "Jackson" Horticulture
Activities: Horticultural Club Treasurer 2 years: Dramatics 1;
Glee Club 2; Horticultural Show 1, 2; Intermural Basketball 1.
The baby of the class — blonde and handsome — golden voice — dafty
about Daphne (the plant) — prankster. Hobby: Archery.
HARRY FREDERICK JOHNSON "Swede" Horticulture
Alpha Tau Gamma.
Activities: Vice-President Class 1, 2; Horticultural Show 1, 2;
Intermural Basketball 2; Air Raid Fire Warden A. T. G.
Cape Cod's local defender— A. T. G.'s Fire Chief— Ma Tokarz s
heaviest eater — hearty sleeper — answers "yes" with a question
mark — easy going — friend of all — hard worker.
Hobbies; Hunting and Fishing.
LEO FRED KUNAN "Leo" Floriculture
Alpha Tau Gamma.
Activities: Secretary Student Council — Dance Committee 1;
Floriculture Club 1; Horticultural Show 1, 2; Varsity Track 1;
Intermural Basketball 1, 2.
Debonnaire — always at ease — handsome Hercules — never afraid
to say what he thinks — sometimes gets sleepy in class.
FRANCIS THOMAS KUZMISKI "Caesar" Horticulture
Alpha Tau Gamma.
Activities: Horticultural Show 1, 2; Basketball 1, 2; Football 1, 2.
Tall — immaculately groomed — athlete — constant Butterfield visitor
— student and lawyer. Hobbies: Golf and Accordion.
STANISLAW EDWARD LACHUT "Stan" Animal Husbandry
Activities: Animal Husbandry Club 1, 2; Dairy Club 1; 4-H Club
1, 2; Outing Club 1, 2; Cross Country 1; Track 1, 2— Captain 2.
Glenn Cunningham of the "An. Husses" — good natured — the butt
of many jokes — naturalist — Dracut's five gaited perambulator.
GEORGE EDWIN LADD
Activities: Dramatics 1, 2; 4-H Club 1, 2; Pandocios Club 1, 2;
Amherst DeMolay Club.
Master musician of the class — good fellowship — sociable — hard
worker. Hobby; Organ. e
DONALD STUART LAUDER "Softie" Dairy
Activities: Dairy Club 1, 2; Shorthorn Board 2; Intermural Bas-
ketball 1; Dramatics 2. Good student — consistent sleeper — works
between winks — ambitious. Hobby: Photography.
HAROLD JAMES LEHANE Hal Dairy
Activities: Dairy Club 1, 2; Intermural Basketball 2; Intermural
Baseball 1. ,
Quiet and friendly — conscientious— obliging— doesn t snore when
he sleeps in class. Hobby: Basketball.
WILFRED EMIL MEINKE Bud" Horticulture
Activities: President of the Horticultural Club; Horticultural
Show 1, 2; Dramatics 1; Dance Committtee 1.
Mustacheoed assistant prof, of Hort. division — official question
asker — active in school affairs.
ARTHUR ELMORE MERRIAM
Activities: Animal Husbandry Club 1, 2; Football.
Yodeling troubador — composer — industrious — always
bright side of life— friendly— Li'l Abner in the spirit.
WILLIAM ROBERTS MERRILL "Bill" Dairy
Alpha Tau Gamma, Secretary.
Activities: Dairy Club 1, 2; Intermural Basketball 2; Cross Country
2; Hockey 1, 2; Track 2; Vice-President of Dairy Club 1.
Studious — impulsive — witty— full of fun — Lab. Technician.
HOMER OSSIAN MILLS, JR. "Ozzie" Vegetable Gardening
Activities: Horticultural Show 1, 2; Band 1, 2; Dance Committee
1, 2; Student Council 2; President of Senior Class; Hockey 1, 2;
Monitor 2. , v,
Short— dark haired— good-looking-excellent student— personality
plus. Hobby: Saxophone.
MICHAEL EDWARD MOLITORIS "Mike"
Northampton commuter — sociable — novel ideas in floral design —
steadfast to his mannerisms.
HOWARD RALPH MOREY "Stub"
Kappa Kappa, Secretary.
Activities: Dairy Club 1; 4-H Club 1, 2; Outing Club 1.
Tom Thumb of An. Hus. — reserved, yet commands a world of
mirth — authority on Schicklgruber — one of the boys.
VICTOR ANTHONY MUSHENSKI "Vic" Floriculture
Activities: Horticultural Show 1, 2; Cross Country 2; Track 1.
Quietest member of "flori class" — says nothing — knows all — one
of Stockbridge's "fleet-footed tracksters." Hobby: Photography.
JOHN MARTIN McGUANE "Jack" Poultry
Activities: Dramatics 1; Poultry Club 1, 2; Intermural Basketball
Witty — excitable — politically inclined.
ROBERT NELS NELSON "Bob"
Alpha Tau Gamma.
Commuting classmate — robust — well-groomed — bachelor on week
days — vacationer after weekends in Springfield — jovial — and a
great companion. Hobby: Golf.
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HENRY ALFRED NICHOLS "Nick" Animal Husbandry
Activities: Animal Husbandry Club 1, 2; 4-H Club 1; Outing
Short — black hair — studious — one of the Berkshire boys — walking
questionnaire — loves his square dancing. Hobby: Square dancing.
ROBERT CLASON NICKERSON
Activities: Chairman S. S. A. Hort. Dept. in Horticultural Show;
Horticultural Club 1, 2.
Short, red-headed wonder of the Hort. division — intellectual —
witty — ^friendly — baseball player — hard worker. Hobby: Bowling.
ALEXANDER FRANK OGONOWSKl "Alex" Animal Husbandry
Dracut, Mass. Alpha Tau Gamma.
Activities: Animal Husbandry Club 1, 2; 4-H Club 1, 2; Newman
Club 1, 2; Intermural Basketball 2; Manager of the Cross Country
1, 2; Manager of the Track 2.
Reserved — quiet spoken — steady with his studies — one of th?
Bungalow boys — easy going. Hobby: Sports.
ELMER GEORGE ORINGER
Activities: 4-H Club 1, 2; Horticultural Show 1, 2; Menorah
Club 1, 2; Outing Club 1, 2.
Diminutive — curly-headed — pipe smoker — lone wolf — student.
JOHN RAPHAEL PACE
Activities: Dramatics 1, 2; Horticultural Show 1, 2; Pandocios
Club 1, 2; Recreation Conference 1, 2; Amherst DeMolay Club.
Bom politician — ready for friendly argument — conscientious — very
studious — emotions never interfere with his opinions — known as
the "wolf" to his classmates. Hobby: Crossword puzzles.
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CHARLES JOSEPH PARMOR "Pappy" Hotel Stewarding
Activities: Horticultural Show 1, 2; Pandocios Club 1, 2; Recrea-
tion Conference 2; President of Pandocoios Club; Chairman of
Recreational Conference — Prize from Boston Steward's Club, $50.00.
Commutor. Hobby: Golf.
GEORGE NORMAN PERRY "Fud"
Alpha Tau Gamma, President.
Activities: Varsity Football 1, 2; Intermural Basketball 1, 2;
Student Council 2.
Attractive athlete — never lets studies interfere with pleasure-
individual laugh — well dressed — neat — enjoys a good time.
DAVID LANE PHELPS "Baron"
Kappa Kappa, Treasurer.
Activities: Class Treasurer 1, 2.
Six topic conversationalist — money man of Stockbridge — Boston's
best guide — Freshmen fatman — Senior thinman — publicity director
for White Brothers.
CHARLES WALTER PUCHALSKI "Puchie" Horticulture
Activities: Horticultural Show 1, 2; Basketball 2; Football 1, 2.
Commuter — blonde — victim of "Barbara-itis" — bashful and blush-
ful — dynamo of the grid-iron.
EUGENE CHARLES PUTALA "Gene" Floriculture
Turners Falls, Mass.
Activities: Dance Committees 1; Horticultural Show 1 ,2.
Intellectual — father conservative — has great literary talent — keeps
marks high — should have taken up acting.
Hobby: Classical music.
MANUEL HARDING ROBELLO
Activities: Poultry Club 1, 2; Intermural Basketball 1, 2; Football
A star of the grid-iron — quiet and friendly — a Cape Cod booster.
MALCOLM MacKAY ROBERTS "Mac" Animal Husbandry
Winchester, Mass. Kappa Kappa.
Activities: Animal Husbandry Club 1, 2; Shorthorn Board 1, 2;
Dramatics 1, 2; Collegian, Stockbridge column reporter.
Stockbridge's "scoop" — Assistant Prof, on An. Hus. matters —
Chicago traveller — stalwart Ayrshire, Angus and Clydesdale
authority — keeps the Stockbridge girls happy.
Hobby: Carpentry work, photography.
CARL FREDERICK ROEHRICH
Activities: Band 1; Dramatics 1; Horticultural Show 1, 2;
Orchestra 1; Basketball 1; Intermural Basketball 1, 2; Football 1.
Full of play — handsome blonde — gets his marks without too much
studying — likes sports. Hobby: Sports.
ROBERT JOSEPH ROSS
Activities: Horticultural Show 1, 2; Outing Club 1.
Conscientious — has many good points that will be good for most
of us to have — quiet — shy. Hobbies: Fishing and Beekeeping.
RONALD EMMERSON SCHOLZ "Ronnie" Animal Husbandry
State Line, Mass.
Activities: Animal Husbandry Club 1. 2; 4-H Club 1, 2; Outing
Club 1, 2. A Berkshire booster — Stockbridge's No. 1 rugged in-
dividualist — bow-legged cyclist — worked hard and played harder —
square dance bug. Hobby: Roller skating.
DAVID MANLY SHUKER "Dave"
Needham Heights, Mass.
Activities: Poultry Club 1, 2; Intermural Basketball 1.
Unexcitable — good looking — scholastically inclined.
Hobby: Stamps and coins.
ROBERT FRANCIS SIMONI "Bob" Floriculture
Activities: Horticultural Show 1, 2; Intermural Basketball 1.
Business like — conscientious — rather quiet in class — apt to be
pessimistic at times — knows his flowers. Hobby: Sports.
LEONARD ROBERT SIMONS "Sim" Dairy
Providence, Rhode Island.
Activities: Dairy Club 1, 2.
First volunteer — waiter at the Lord Jeffery — picks his own friends
— one of the rare, quiet boys of the Dairy Class.
PHILIP HALE SMITH "Red" Animal Husbandry
Activities; Animal Husbandry Club 1, 2; 4-H Club 1, 2; Intermural
The kid with the Jersey smile — popular plus — busy going — knew
what his books were for — conscientious.
CLAYTON BARTLETT SOUTHARD "Clayt" Dairy
Activities: Varsity Football 1, 2; Intermural Basketball 1, 2.
Member of Hingham Board of Commerce — Mike's shadow — well-
seasoned by football. Hobby: Sports.
MARGUERITE ELEANOR STRONG
South Hadley Falls, Mass.
Sigma Sigma Sigma.
Activities: Horticultural Show 1, 2; Shorthorn Board 2; Class
Secretary 2. Sparkling eyes — popular — cheerful — grand sense of
humor — has talent in flori design — strawberry blonde.
Hobby: Trumpet playing.
RICHARD WILLIAM SULLIVAN
Alpha Tau Gamma, Sergeant at Arms.
Activities: Dance Committees 1, 2; Horticultural Show 1, 2; Ring
Committee 1, 2; Student Council 1, 2; Intermural Basketball 2;
Cross Country 1; President of Student Council (1/2 year).
Tall, good looking member of the Flori. division — personality plus
— a compelling way with people — handy with a paddle — social
headliner at Stockbridge — of Craft and Sullivan bridge fame.
JOHN ALBERT TAYLOR, JR.
Activities: Poultry Club 1, 2; Intermural Basketball 1, 2.
Small — friendly to all who knew him — very jolly— agile — knows
his poultry. Hobbies: Hunting and Fishing.
East Templeton, Mass.
Activities: Animal Husbandry 1, 2; Football 1, 2.
A worker— an outstanding football player— active in winter sports
— puts his work first; bull sessions, chores and movies second —
has many friends. Hobby: Sports.
RICHARD MUNROE THAYER
South Hadley, Mass.
Activities: Poultry Club 1, 2.
Commuter — blond — quiet — bashful.
EMERY FRANCIS TKOREN
Activities: Dairy Club 1, 2; Shorthorn Board 1, 2; Athletic
Council; Business Manager of the Shorthorn; Manager of Basket-
ball 2; Statistician Football 2.
Tall, blonde — excitable — sense of humor — plenty of initiative —
what's the matter with Amherst on a weekend "Em"?
RICHARD VINCENT TIERNEY
Alpha Tau Gamma, Sergeant at Arms.
Activities: Dairy Club 1, 2; Newman Club 1, 2; Secretary of
Athletic Council; Manager of Football 2.
Good student — always willing to help — well liked by everyone —
small but tough — never tired — Alpha Tau Gamma alarm clock.
EARL FELIX TONET
Activities: Horticulture Club 1, 2; Basketball 1, 2; Cross Country
1, 2; Track 1, 2.
Commuter — tall, curly headed — serious — humorist. Hobby: Sports.
ELMER RUSSELL TREADWELL, JR. "Russ" Dairy
Alpha Tau Gamma, Treasurer.
Activities: Varsity Hockey 1, 2; Dairy Club 1, 2.
Baby of the class — short — curly headed — industrious — early to rise
is his motto. Hobby: Sports.
KARL RUDY UHLIG
Alpha Tau Gamma.
Activities: Horticultural Show 1, 2; Horticulture Club 1, 2; Cross
Country 2; Vice-President of the Horticulture Club 1.
Commuter — quiet — good looking — lawyer — the easiest man on
campus to get along with. Hobby: Fishing and Sports.
EDWARD FRANK UPHAM "Ed"
Activities: Vice-President of Student Council; Dance Committees;
Horticultural Show 1, 2; Intermural Basketball 1, 2.
Tall — dark — neat — good student — working classmate.
PETER EDWARD van ALSTYNE "Van" Animal Husbandry
Kinderhook, New York. Alpha Tau Gamma.
Activities: Animal Husbandry Club 1, 2; Vice-President of Animal
Husbandry Club 2; Editor-in-Chief of the Shorthorn; Air Raid
Messenger for Alpha Tau Gamma; President of Student Council
(1/2 year). Quiet — steady — student — a good friend to have — an
organizer — put this book to bed — a busy bee in school affairs.
Hobby: Raising Cocker Spaniels.
REED MARSHALL WADE "Wadey ' Animal Husbandry
Wilbraham, Mass. Kappa Kappa.
Activities: Animal Husbandry Club 1, 2; Dairy Club 1; 4-H Club
1, 2; Shorthorn Board 2; Intermural Basketball 1, 2; Football 1, 2;
The smooth man of "14 Allans" — lackadasical — puckster fan and
player as well as sports writer — wise crack for every occasion.
JOHN PHILIP WATSON "Red" Pomology
Activities: Horticultural Show 1, 2; Horticulture Club 1.
Tall and red headed — quiet — conscientious — interested in his work.
SALLY FULLER WELLS "Sal" Floriculture
Greenfield, Mass. Sigma Sigma Sigma.
Activities: Dance Committees 2; Horticultural Show 1, 2; Short-
horn Board 2; Dramatics 2.
Perseverance personified — quietest Stockbridge coed — sincere
friend — does excellent work. Hobby: Sports.
MORTON LAWRENCE WILCON "Mutt" Floriculture
Alpha Tau Gamma.
Activities: Band 1, 2; Floriculture Club 1, 2; Horticultural Show
1, 2; Track 1, 2.
Life of the party — gets along with everyone — has an answer for
everything — tall, lanky — recognizable when he shaves.
KENNETH SANDERSON WILLIAMS, JR. "Pinky" Veg. Gardening
Activities: Intermural Basketball 2.
Red-headed — playful and carefree — good personality — well-liked
by by students and "profs." Hobby: Sports.
ROBERT HUTCHISON WILLIAMS "Bob" Animal Husbandry
Mill River, Mass.
Activities: Animal Husbandry Club 1, 2; Shorthorn Board 2;
Stockbridge Column 1, 2; Sports Editor of the Shorthorn 2; Inter-
mural basketball 1, 2.
The shepherd from the Berkshires — knows his dancing, round and
square — strong man for cigars — a "super" sports writer.
WALTER ROBERTS WILLIAMS, JR. "Walt" Animal Husbandry
Alpha Tau Gamma.
Activities: Intermural Basketball 1, 2; Football 2.
Commuter — tall, red-headed fellow — stocky sportster — one of the
"Mem. Hall" mob — popular with coeds and never took advantage
of it — success to you on the home farm.
MICHAEL WOYNAR "Mike" Dairy
Activities: Horticultural Show 1, 2; Basketball 2; Intermural
Basketball 1; Football 1, 2.
Local boy — athlete and scholar — one man gang.
Hobby: Stamps and coins.
W WILLIAMS WOYNAR
JOSEPH DAWSON YARNELL "Joe" Floriculture
Activities: Horticultural Show 1, 2; Track 2.
Professors, beware of his catchy questions in class — extensive
knowledge in his major — blonde — smooth, may be said of him —
keep your head above water, Joe.
FORREST EDWIN HOUSE 'House' Horticulture
Activities: Horticultural Show 1, 2; Horticultural Club 1; Outing
Club 1; Intermural Basketball 1.
Tiny — powerful — wrestler and boxer — very neat dresser — outdoor
man — suffers from claustrophobia — the name that suffered more
abuse than any other in school — good natured.
STOCKBRIDGE SCHOOL OF AGRICULTURE
HONORARY SCHOLASTIC SOCIETY
For the sixth year, the editors of the
Shorthorn are pleased to pay tribute to
those students of the graduating class,
who by virtue of theiir outstanding
scholastic records have won for them-
selves places on the scroll of our honor-
ary scholastic society, Stosag.
HOMER OSSIAN MILLS, JR.,
ROBERT CLASON NICKERSON,
CHARLES JOSEPH PARMOR,
EUGENE CHARLES PUTALA,
ARTHUR HENRY BEYER,
JOHN PHILLIP WATSON,
ALVAN FREDERICK FRANK,
Brooklyn, New York.
Stosag is a contraction taken from
the name Stockridge School of Agri-
culture and the society was founded in
1937 at the suggestion of Professor
Miner J. Markuson.
An average of 85 or better for the
first three semesters with no mark be-
low 70 is required. Placement train-
ing grades are used to guide the Fac-
ulty Advisory Committee in making se-
lections, but shall not be included in
averages submitted. There shall be
no dues and no future organization of
members of this society.
The award is an engraved certificate
signed by the President of the college
and the Director of Short Courses.
AN9MAL HUSBANDRY MAJORS — 1942
First row: Ogonowski, Smith, Nichols, Dibble, Colgate, Hussey, Downey, Wade, Perry,
Second row: Brookman, Teittinen, Morey, Lachut, Scholz, Gary, Roberts, Hunter, Merriam,
W. Williams, R. Williams, Gilmore
First row: Greenhalgh, Phelps, DeYoung, Hope, DiLisio, Britt
Second row: Lindquist, Jackson, Tierney, Merrill
Third row: Southard, Woynar, Lauder
Fourth row: Lehane, Gibbs, Donovan, Thoren. Beaudoin, Treadwell, Grisv-^old
DAIRY MANUFACTURES MAJORS — 1942
FLORICULTURE MAJORS — 1942
First row: Strong, Wells, Gidley, Mushenski, Bartlett
Second row: Molitoris, Johnson, Roehrich, Putala, Simoni
Third row: Cousins, Holihan, Wilcon, DeVos
Fourth row: Yarnell, Coombs, Kunan
First row: Oringer, Blanchard, Fife, E. Johnson
Second row: Beyer, House, Meinke, Gilmore
Third row: Uhlig, Puchalski, Kuzmiski
Fourth row: Glass, Freschi, Doleva, Nickerson, H. Johnson, Tonet
HORTICULTURE MAJORS — 1942
HOTEL STEWARDING MAJORS — 1942
Pace, Parmor, Cournoyer, Ladd
Ross, Beaton, Watson
POMOLOGY MAJORS — 1942
POULTRY HUSBANDRY MAJORS — 1942
First row: Brogi, Allen, Thayer, Taylor, Robello, Collins
Second row: McGuane, Brown, Shuker, Groton, Frank
Mills, Upham, K. Williams, Hibbard
VEGETABLE GARDENING MAJORS — 1942
FRESHMEN CLASS OFFICERS
Danckert, Morgan, Connor, Tryon
FRESHMEN CLASS OFFICERS
President HERBERT MORGAN
Vice President CHARLES TRYON
Secretary DOROTHEA M. CONNOR
Treasurer ........ RICHARD DANCKERT
THE FRESHMAN CLASS
There is always a great deal of curi-
osity about the freshman class, and
this year was no exception. Of course,
we seniors pretended to be very calm,
perhaps even a little bored at the open-
ing Convocation, but you may be sure
we were very much interested in every
single freshman. And it was not long
before freshmen were taking a ribbing
as freshmen always have.
They were good sports about it all
and even took being thro'wn into the
pond with a grin. (We secretly suspect
they were looking forward to throwing
someone else in next year) . They took
part in the hat rush with good spirit,
and there was a good turn-out for the
dances. More than that they went out
for sports in a big way, eight of their
men earning football letters, thus estab-
lishing a new high. Many of them
joined a fraternity or sorority. They
groaned through Business Law and
sang through Convocations. Three-
fourths of them firmly believed they
would flunk out at Thanksgiving, and
when they were convinced they would
not, they began to worry about place-
ment. "Where did you go on place-
ment? What were your hours? Think
I can get placement at home?" These
were but a few of the questions asked
on every side.
Their year was not all fun, though.
They took their studies seriously and
worked hard for good marks. The war
came very close to them for they lost
several of their members to the service
and war industries. Since the freshman
class was a small classs, anyway, (only
112 registered) those who left were
acutely missed. By February first,
there were only 97 class members, one
of the smallest groups in recent years.
Although there was a decrease in quan-
tity, quality in the freshman class did
not suffer. All year round, up to the
very day they went on placement, they
maintained their high standards of
work and play.
We most fervently hope the fresh-
men will think kindly of us as they
return to campus as seniors in the fall.
They will be much wiser after six months
of placement training, but we hope they
will remember the joys and sorrows of
their freshman year. We feel confident
that they will uphold the traditions of
Stockbridge, by having a year of rol-
licking good fun and hard work. Good
luck to the class of 1943!
FAREWELL ADDRESS TO THE
To the Class of 1943:—
This school year has come and gone
very quickly. It has, however, been
filled with success and accomplishment,
due largely to your initiative, cooper-
ation, and good will. I am sure that
I speak for the entire senior class
when I say that we have enjoyed your
friendship and company here at Stock-
bridge this year, and we all wish to
extend to you the most happiness, suc-
cess, and good fortune out on your
We, as Seniors, feel that Placement
Training was one of the most important
phases of our Stockbridge career. It
deserves the maximum amount of con-
centration, effort, and hard work. The
record which you make will remain in
the Placement office, and will serve
as a source of reference and recom-
mendation. Now is your chance to
make this record an excellent one.
You are going out to work this sum-
mer at one of the most critical periods
in the history of America. While you
are increasing your knowledge along
your particular line, you are also per-
forming a very valuable service to your
country — that of producing Agricul-
tural and Horticultural products. This
service is just as important as the
manufacture of war materials, the
training of men, and the actual fighting
at the front. For this reason your work
this summer should take on added
For the Senior and Freshman classes
this is the end of the trail. We have
reached the crossroads, and you are
about to go your way and we our's.
Many of us will never see each other
again. Others will undoubtedly meet
again, either on the farm, in the factory,
or at the front. In the future as we
look back upon our Stockbridge days,
and as we look thru our Shorthorns, we
shall remember each and everyone of
you. Some will be remembered as
football, basketball, track, and hockey
players. Others of you will be remem-
bered for your personality, character,
student leadership, excellence in the
class room, and as fraternity brothers.
We sincerely hope that all of you
will return to Stockbridge next fall
and carry on the traditions and ideals
in our places. We also hope that you
will have the opportunity to work with
as fine a freshman class as we did.
In closing I wish to extend to you
a cordial invitation to attend our senior
prom and commencement exercises this
Until we meet again I say for the
Senior class; "good luck and goodbye."
This speech was given at the last con-
vocation for the freshmen by the Presi-
dent of the Senior class, Homer O.
ANIMAL HUSBANDRY MAJORS — 1943
First row: DeLeiris, Pratt, Tryon, Shaw, Hawley. Hubbard, Dean, Havumaki, Tompkins,
Second row; Keyes, Sansom, Sidelinger, Worrall, Fletcher, Ducharme, Barclay, Morey,
Orcutt, Nelson, Hargreaves, Hall, Billings
First row: FrohlofB, Brennan, McNau-, Danckert, Devine, Morgan, Berthel
Second row: Wilczynski, White, Martinson, Desmond
Third row: Going, Scott, Scarborough, Kaye
Fourth row: Kucinski, Kentfield, Brox, Sharp
Fifth row: Jagger, Crump, Donovan
DAIRY MANUFACTURES MAJORS — 1943
FLORICULTURE MAJORS — 1943
First row: Higgins, Ferris, Connors, Boluch, Fleming, Rafferty, Slack, Conlon
Second row: Davis, Stevens, Truesdale, Martin, Capello
Third row: Ridge way, Roak
First row: Schmidt, Urquhart, Bartosik, Kempenaar, Carleton
Second row: Raymond, Fairclough, Little, Belmont, Peak
HORTICULTURE MAJORS — 1943
HOTEL STEWARDING MAJORS — 1943
First row: Mellas, Clapp, Sacco, Ballou, Appleton
Second row: Graham, Franklin, Knox, Hall
First row: Whitcomb, DeLeiris, Heckbert, Monroe, Henry
Second row: Luongo, Bundy, Staples, Sheer
POULTRY HUSBANDRY MAJORS — 1943
VEGETABLE GARDENING MAJORS — 1943
Swaim, Sterns, Boone, Marsoubian, Zaskey, Bak
S. C-.L^t^f-- ..^
HUGH POTTER BAKER
President of Massachusetts State College
Born 1878. B.S., Michigan State
College, 1901, M.F., Yale University,
1904, D.Oec, University ofMunich, 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 For-
estry, Iowa State College, 1904-07; Pro-
fessor of Forestry and Forester in the
Experiment Station, Penn. State Col-
lege, 1907-12. Dean and Professor of
Silviculture, New York State College
of Forestry, 1912-20. Executive Secre-
tary, American Paper and Pulp Asso-
ciation, 1920-28. Manager Trade Asso-
ciation Department, Chamber of
Commerce of the United States, 1928-
30. Dean, New York State College of
Forestry, Syracuse, 1930-33. Fellow,
A. A. A. S., F. R. G. S. (London). With
46th Infantry and member of General
Staff, 1917-19. Major, O. R. C. Presi-
dent of M. S. C, 1933—.
To the Students of the Stockbridge
School of Agriculture: — •
As the Stockbridge School of Agri-
culture rounds out its twenty-third
year, you must inevitably feel that you
have been training for one of the most
important jobs in our national war ef-
fort. As America strains every sinew
to keep the production lines rolling in
its factories and shipyards and as mil-
lions of young men are being mobilized
in the armed forces, it is fitting that
you should be preparing to dedicate
yourselves to another production job
which is basic to the success of every
phase of the war effort.
You have heard it said that food will
win the war and write the peace. In
so far as you can contribute to the ef-
ficient and speedy production of food
for mankind, you are contributing
directly and intimately to the pre-em-
inent place which this nation must
reach on the day of victory.
Hugh Potter Baker, President
DORIC J. ALVIANI, Mus.B., Ed.M.
Instructor in Music
Born 1913. Music B., Boston University, 1937.
Supervisor of Music, Public School, Somer-
ville, Mass., 1936-37. Supervisor of Music,
Public Schools, Amherst, Mass., 1937-38.
Instructor of Music, Mass. State College, 1938—.
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. Wisconsin Coach-
ing School, 1924. Coach of Varsity Baseball,
1925-31. Coach of Varsity Hockey, 1925—.
Director of Stockbridge School Athletics and
Coach of Football and Basketball, 1925—.
Varsity Club, Q.T.V.
LUTHER BANTA, B.S.,
Assistant Professor of Poultry Husbandry
B.S., Cornell University. 1915. Head of the
Department of Poultry Husbandry, New York
State School of Agriculture, 1915-18, at Alfred
University. Instructor of Poultry Husbandry,
M.S.C., 1918-20. Assistant Professor of Poultry
Husbandry, M.S.C., 1920—. Sigma Pi, Lambda
Gamma Delta, Poultry Science Association.
ROLLIN H. BARRETT, M.S.,
Professor of Farm Management
B.S., Connecticut State College, 1918. Assistant
County Agricultural Agent, Hartford County,
Conn., 1918-19. Instructor, Vermont State
School of Agriculture, 1919-20. Principal,
1920-25. M.S., Cornell University, 1926.
Assistant Professor of Farm Management,
M.S.C., 1926-37. Professor of Farm Manage-
ment, 1937—. Phi Mu Delta.
JOHN H. BLAIR, M.A.,
Instructor of Physiology and Hygiene
Born 1915. B.A., Wesleyan University, 1937.
M.A., Wesleyan University, 1939 — . Sigma Xi,
Delta Kappa Epsilon. Accepted to faculty,
RICHARD M. COLWELL, M.S.,
Instructor in Hotel Accounting
B.S., Rhode Island State College, 1935. M.S.,
Rhode Island State College, 1937. Teaching
Fellow in Economics, M.S.C., 1937-38. Instruc-
tor in Economics, M.S.C., 1938—. Cornell Uni-
versity Summer Session, 1941. Phi Kappa Phi,
Alpha Tau Gamma (R. I. State College),
American Economics Association, American
GLADYS M. COOK, M.S.,
Instructor in Home Economics
B.S., Battle Creek College, 1934. Internship
in Nutrition, I. U. Hospital, 1935. M.S., M.S.C.,
1936. Research Fellow, 1936. M.S.C. Research
Assistant Home Economic Research, 1937,
M.S.C. Instructor in Home Economics, 1937 — .
American Dietetics Association, American
Home Economics Association, American Asso-
ciation of University Women.
WILLIAM H. DAVIS, P.D., Ph.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 Agri-
culture, Iowa State Teachers College.
Assistant Professor of Botany, M.S.C, 1922—.
LLEWELLYN L. DERBY, B.S.,
Assistant Professor of Physical Education
Bom 1893. B.S., Springfield College, 1940.
Assistant in Physical Education, 1916-17. U. S.
Army, 1917-19. Instructor in Physical Educa-
tion, 1919-20. Varsity, Freshman and S.S.A.
Coach of Track, 1921 — . Assistant Professor
of Physical Education, 1927 — . Member of
Association of College Track Coaches of
America. Member of National Collegiate
Track Coaches Association. Chairman, Track
Committee, Association of New England Col-
leges for Conference on Athletics.
LYLE W. BLUNDELL, B.S.,
Professor of Horticulture
Bom 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. Phi Kappa Phi.
KATHLEEN CALLAHAN, A.B.,
Instructor of Physical Education
A.B., West Virginia University, 1929; Certifi-
cate of Hygiene and Physical Education,
Wellesley College, 1931. Instructor of Physical
Education, Florida State College for Women,
1931-33. Instructor of Physical Education,
Radclifie College, 1933-37. Instmctor of
Physical Education, M.S.C, 1937—. Chi Omega,
Swimming Committee, Boston Board of
LAWRENCE S. DICKINSON, M.S.,
Assistant Professor of Agronomy
Bom 1888. M.S., M.S.C, 1910. Superintendent
of Grounds, M.S.C, 1911-30. Leave of Absence,
1919. Instructor in Horticulture and Super-
intendent of Greenhouses, Walter Reed
Hospital, Washington, D. C, 1919-20. Assist-
ant Professor, M.S.C, Horticulture, 1923-31.
Agronomy, 1931-39. Agrostology, 1939—. Phi
PARRY DODDS, M.S.,
Instructor in Agricultural Economics
Bom 1917. B.S., Iowa State College, 1939.
M.S., Iowa State College, 1940. Research
Scholar in Agriculture, Iowa State College,
1939-40. Member of American Farm Economic
Association, Sigma Delta Chi, Alpha Zeta,
Cardinal Key, Farmhouse.
(I) Banta, Blundell, Mrs. Baker, Pres. Baker, (2) DuBois (3) Dickinson (4) Lindquist
(5) Rhodes (6) Pushee (7) Holdsworth (8) Newlon (9) Charles Thayer (10) Barrett
(II) Roberts (12) Clark Thayer, Ross, Hubbard (13) Dodds (14) Snyder (15) Tuttle
CLYDE W. DOW,
Instructor in English
Bom September 18, 1907, Wakefield, Mass.
B.L.I., Emerson College, 1931. M.S., Massa-
chusetts State College, 1937. Summer 1939,
University of Denver. 1940, University of
Wisconsin. Member 0A.T., National Speech
and Arts Fraternity, National Association of
Speech and American Speech Correction
Association. Associated Speakers Clubs.
BERNARD J. DOYLE, M.D.,
Professor of Hygiene, and Director of Student Health
Born 1913. B.S., M. S. C, 1935. M.D., Tufts
Medical 1939. Member Massachusetts Medical
Society, American Medical Association, Theta
Kappa Psi Medical Fraternity.
CHARLES NELSON DuBOIS, A.M.,
Instructor in English
Bom 1910. Bay Path Institute, 1929. U. of
London, 1934-35. Middlebury College, A.B.,
1934, A.M., 1935. Instructor in English, New
Hampton School, 1935-37. Assistant to Dean,
Bread Loaf School of EngHsh, Summers,
1933-37. Instructor in English, M. S. C, 1937—.
Phi Beta Kappa, Kappa Delta Rho, Kappa Phi
Kappa, Pi Delta Epsilon.
W. BARNET EASTON, F.C.,
Director of Religion, Assistant Professor of Religion
Born 1905, Philadelphia, Pa. Ph.B., Yale
College, 1929. B.D., Union Theological Sem-
inary, 1933. Minister Congregational Church,
Saxton River, Vermont, 1933-36. National
Secretary to Pacific Southwest Area of the
National Council of Student Christian Asso-
ciations, 1933-39. S. T. M. Union Theological
Seminary, 1940. Acting Director of Religion,
Smith College, 1940-41. Appointed to Massa-
chusetts State College, 1941.
JOHN N. EVERSON, M.S.,
Assistant Professor in Agronomy
Bom 1887. B.S., M.S.C., 1910. M.S., M.S.C.,
1936. Chemist and Agronomist fertilizer
companies, Missouri, Arkansas, Georgia, 7
years; Industrial and Agricultural Chemist,
20 years. Soil Testing Specialist, M.S.C., 1934-36.
Instructor in Agronomy, M.S.C., 1936-39.
Assistant Professor in Agronomy, 1939 — .
RICHARD C. FOLEY, M.S.,
Assistont Professor in Animal Husbandry
Bom 1906. B.S., M.S.C., 1927. M.S., M.S.C.,
1931. Herdsman, Stannox Farm, 1927-29.
S.N.P.C. Fellowship in Pasture Management,
M.S.C., 1929-30. Temporary Instmctor in
Animal Husbandry, M.S.C., 1929-30. Instmctor
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 Doiry Industry and
Head of the Department
Born 1877. B.S.A., 1902. M.S., Iowa State
College, 1904. Professor of Dairy Industry,
University of Idaho, 1907-11. University of
Nebraska, 1911-21. Dairy Editor and Coun-
cillor, Capper Farm Publications, 1921-26.
Founded and for 10 years Editor of Journal
of Dairy Science. Professor and Head of the
Department of Dairy Industry, M.S.C., 1926—.
Gamma Sigma Delta, Phi Kappa Phi.
ARTHUR P. FRENCH, M.S.,
Professor of Pomology and Plant Breeding
B.S., Ohio State University, 1921. M.S., M.S.C.,
1923. Investigator in Pomology, M.S.C. Experi-
ment Station, 1921-23. Instructor in Pomology,
M.S.C, 1923-29. Assistant Professor in
Pomology, 1929-36. Alpha Zeta, Sigma Xi,
Alpha Tau Omega, Phi Kappa Phi. Professor.
EMORY E. GRAYSON, B.S.,
Director of Placement Service
Born 1894. B.S., M.S.C, 1917. Field Artillery,
Camp Taylor, Louisville, Ky., O. T. C, 1918.
Assistant Football Coach, M.S.C, 1919. Coach
of Two Year Athletics, M.S.C, 1919-24.
Supervisor of Placement 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 Coun-
selor for Women, M.S.C, 1918-34. Placement
Officer for Women, 1934 — .
MARSHALL C. HECK,
B.S. in Agriculture, 1938, University of
Missouri; M.S. in Agriculture, 1939, Oklahoma
Agricultural and Mechanical College. Alpha
Gamma Sigma Fraternity. Block and Brindle
Club. Missouri Livestock Judging Team.
Mississippi Frozen Food Locker Association.
National Frozen Food Locker Association.
Natchez Cold Storage Cooperative, Manager.
Assistant Professor, Massachusetts State
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 Col-
lege, 1909. Edvvfard Hitchcock Fellow in
Physical Education, Amherst College, 1909-10.
Director of Athletics, Michigan State Normal
College, 1910-11. Massachusetts State College,
Assistant Professor, 1911-14. Associate Pro-
fessor, 1914-16, and Professor, 1916—. M.Ed.,
Michigan State Normal College, 1924. Head
of Division of Physical Education, M.S.C,
ROBERT P. HOLDSWORTH, M.F.,
Professor of Forestry and Head of the Department
Bom 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, M.S.C, 1930—. Captain, Infantry,
U. S. Army, 1917-19. Society of American
S. CHURCH HUBBARD,
Assistant Professor of Floriculture
1909-15 with A. N. Pierson, Inc., Cromwell,
Conn., as Propagator and Section Foreman of
Roses. Superintendent and Salesman of Retail
Department. At Cornell University, 1916-21.
Greenhouse Foreman and Instructor in Flori-
culture, M.S.C, 1921-29. Assistant Professor
of Floriculture, M.S.C, 1928—.
(1) Zak (2) Tague (3) Smart (4) Markuson (5) Heck (6) Verbeck (7) Grayson (8) Blair
(9) Parrott (10) Lentz (11) Alviani (12) Snow (13) Fitzpatrick (14) Schoonmaker
(15) Frandsen (16) Parsons (17) Derby (18) French (19) Foley
WALTER 0. JOHNSON,
Manager of Draper Dining Hall
Born 1912. B.S.C., Massachusetts State Col-
lege, 1935. Assistant to Manager of Dining
Hall, 1935-39. Manager of Dining Hall, 1939—.
Instructor in Food Technology, M.S.C., 1939.
WILLIAM HENRY LACHMAN, M.S.,
Instructor in Olericulture
Born 1912. B.S., Pennsylvania State College,
1934. M.S., Pennsylvania State College, 1936.
Instructor in Olericulture, 1936 — . Gamma
Sigma Delta, Pi Alpha Zi.
JOHN B. LENTZ, A.B., V.M.D.,
Professor of Veterinary Science and
Head of the Deportment
Bom 1887. A.B., Franklin and Marshall
College, 1908. V.M.D., School of Veterinary
Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 1914.
Teaching 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 Kappa.
HARRY G. LINDQUIST, M.S.,
Assistant Professor in Dairying
Born 1895. B.S., M.S.C., 1922. Graduate
Assistant, University of Maryland, 1922-24.
M.S., University of Maryland, 1924. Baltimore
City Health Department, Summer, 1924. In-
structor, University of Maryland, 1924-25.
Graduate Assistant, Ohio State University,
1925-27. Instructor in Dairying, M.S.C.,
1927-36. Assistant Professor, 1936—.
ADRIAN H. LINDSEY, Ph.D.,
Professor of Agricultural Economics and
Head of the Department
Born 1897. B.S., University of Illinois, 1922.
M.S., Iowa State College, 1923. Ph.D., Iowa
State College, 1929. Instructor at Alabama
Polytechnical Institute, 1923-25. Fellow at
Iowa State College, 1925-26. Assistant Pro-
fessor at Iowa State College, 1926-29. Pro-
fessor of Agricultural Economics, M.S.C.,
1929 — . Pi Gamma Mu, Alpha Gamma Rho.
WALTER A. MACLINN, M.S., Ph.D.,
Assistant Professor in Horticultural Manufactures
Bom 1911. B.S., M.S.C., 1933. Ph.D., M.S.C.,
1938. Research Fellow, M.S.C., 1934. Research
Fellow, Oregon State College, 1935. M.S.,
M.S.C., 1935. Research Fellow, M.S.C., 1936.
Industrial Chemist, 1936. Instructor in Horti-
cultural Manufactures, M.S.C., 1936. Assistant
Professor, 1940—. Sigma Xi, Theta Chi.
MINER J. MARKUSON, B.S.,
Assistant Professor of Engineering
Bom 1896. B.S. of Architecture, University
of Minnesota, 1923. Assistant 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—. Member State Association of
Architects. Member W. M. S. A.
JOHN B. NEWLON,
Instructor in Engineering
Born 1884. Instmctor in Forge Work, M.S.C.,
1919. Special Student at Massachusetts In-
stitute of Technology, 1921. Instructor in
Engineering, M.S.C., 1921—. M. I. T. Summer
School, 1939. Machine Tool Practice Lab.
RANSOM C. PACKARD, M.S.,
Assistant Professor in Bacteriology
Born 1886. B.S.A., University of Toronto, 1911.
M.S., Massachusetts State College, 1933.
.Instructor in Bacteriology, M.S.C., 1927-37.
Assistant Professor, 1937 — .
RAYMOND T. PARKHURST, Ph.D.,
Professor of Poultry Husbandry and
Head of the Department
Born 1898. B.S., M.S.C., 1919. M.Sc, Univer-
sity of Idaho, 1927. Ph.D., University of
Edinburgh, 1932. Iowa State College, 1919-21.
University of Idaho, 1921-27. Director, National
Institute of Poultry Husbandry, England,
1927-32. National Oil Products Co., 1932-38.
Professor of Poultry Husbandry, M.S.C., 1938 — .
Sigma Xi, Phi Kappa Phi, Kappa Sigma.
ERNEST M. PARROTT,
Instructor in Chemistry
B.S., Union University, Jackson, Tennessee,
1927. M.S., Massachusetts State College, 1932.
Ph.D., University of Missouri, 1938.
CLARENCE H. PARSONS, M.S.,
Assistant Professor of Animal Husbandry and
Superintendent of Farm
Bom 1904. B.S., M.S.C., 1927. Manager of
Farm, 1927-28. Instructor in Animal Hus-
bandry, M.S.C., 1928-29. New England Field-
man, Synthetic Nitrogen Products Corp.,
1929-30. Assistant Professor of Animal Hus-
bandry and Superintendent of College Farm,
1931—. M.S., M.S.C., 1933. Member of
American Society of Animal Production,
Q. T. V.
GEORGE F. PUSHEE,
Instructor in Agricultural Engineering
I.C.S., 1906. State Teachers' Training Class,
Springfield Vocational College, 1914-15. Assist-
ant Foreman and Millwright, Mt. Tom Sulfide
Pulp Mill, 1915-16. Instmctor in Agricultural
Engineering, M.S.C., 1916—. Counsellor at
Camp Medomak Summers, 1928—. Special
Course, M.S.C., 1924-25.
ARNOLD D. RHODES,
Instructor in Forestry
Bom 1912. University of New Hampshire,
B. S., 1934. School of Forestry, Yale University,
M.F., 1937. U. S. Forest Service, 1934-36.
Instructor, School of Forestry, Yale Univer-
sity, 1937-39. Instmctor, Massachusetts State
College, 1939—. Society of American Foresters.
Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Xi, Phi Sigma.
VICTOR A. RICE, M.Agr.,
Professor of Animal Husbandry,
Head of the Department, end
Heod of the Division of Agriculture
Bom 1890. B.S., North Carolina State College,
1917. M.Agr., M.S.C., 1923. Farm Manager,
1910-12. Swine Specialist for State of Massa-
chusetts, 1916-19. Professor of Animal Hus-
bandry, M.S.C., 1919—. Phi Kappa Phi.
J. HARRY RICH, M.F.,
Assistant Professor of Forestry
Bom 1888. B.S., New York State College of
Forestry, 1913. M.F., 1937. Assistant Professor,
M.S.C., 1933—. Sigma Xi, Society of Amer-
ican Foresters, Pi Kappa Alpha.
(1) Mahar (2) Ballard (3) Heald (4) Doskotz (5) Dudley (3) Canavan(7) Hatch (8) Maud,
Sarna (9) Martin, Heffernan (10) Shipley (11) Johnson (12) Hawley (13) Russell (14) Bishop
(15) Koch (16) Smith
JOSEPH R. ROGERS, JR.,
Instructor in Physical Education
Bom 1906. Worcester Polytechnic Institute,
1930. Instrument Man, Metropolitan District
Water Supply Commission, 1930-31. Instruc-
tor in Physical Education, M.S.C., 1931—.
Member American Society of Mechanical
DONALD E. ROSS, B.S.,
Instructor in Floriculture and Greenhouse Foreman
Bom 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 Sum-
mer 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
Born 1915. B.S., University of Maine, 1937.
M.S., Cornell University, 1939. Assistant in
Public Relations Department of Sheffield
Farms Company, New York City, 1939. In-
structor of Agricultural Economics at Massa-
chusetts State College, 1940 — . Research
Assistant in Agricultural Economics, 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 Agri-
culture, 1924-25. Professor of Poultry Hus-
bandry. M.S.C., 1925—. Phi Delta Kappa,
ALBERT H. SAYER,
Instructor in Horticulture
B.S., Agriculture, Cornell, 1937. Pi Alpha
Xi Honorary Floriculture Cornell, 1936.
Graduate Study, Cornell, 1938-39. Appointed
to Massachusetts State College Faculty, Sep-
N. JAMES SCHOONMAKER, B.S.,
Instructor in Mathematics
Born 1918. B.S., Massachusetts State College,
1940. Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Beta Kappa Scholar,
Kappa Sigma. Instructor in Mathematics,
Orange Hi^h School, 1940-41. Accepted to
FRANK R. SHAW, Ph.D.,
Instructor in Entomology and Beekeeping
Born 1908, Belchertown, Mass. B.S., M.S.C.,
1931. Assistant in Insect Morphology and
Histology, Cornell University, 1931-34. In-
structor in Economic Entomology, Cornell
University, 1934-Jan. 1935. Instructor in
Entomology and Beekeeping, M.S.C., 1935 — .
Ph.D., Cornell, 1936. Sigma Xi, Phi Kappa Phi.
EDNA L. SKINNER, M.A.,
Professor of Home Economics, Head of the Division
and Advisor of Women
M.A., Columbia University; B.S., Columbia
University; M.Ed., Michigan State Normal
College. Instructor at Teachers' College,
Columbia University. Head, Household
Sciences, James Milikin University. Professor
of Home Economics, Head of Division, Massa-
chusetts State College, 1919—.
HAROLD W. SMART, A.B., LL.B.,
Assistant Professor in Business Law, Accounting
Bom 1895. LL.B., (Cum Laude) Boston Uni-
versity, 1918. Boston University, 1919. Prac-
ticed Law, 1919-20. Instructor in Business
Law, M.S.C., 1921—. A.B., Amherst College,
1924. Phi Delta Phi, Woolsack, Delta Sigma
GRANT B. SNYDER, M.S.,
Professor of Olericulture and
Head of the Department
B.A.A., Ontario Agricultural College, Toronto
University, 1922. Assistant Plant Hybridist at
Ontario Agricultural College, 1919-21.
Instructor in Vegetable Gardening, M.S.C.,
1921-26. M.S., Michigan State College, 1931.
Assistant Professor of Vegetable Gardening,
M.S.C., 1926-35. Professor of Olericulture and
Head of Department, 1935 — .
B.A., Wellesley College; M.S., Wellesley Col-
lege. Taught in New Jersey College for
Women, 1936-40. Summer Session New Jersey
College for Women, June 1940. Assistant Dir-
ector, Camp Cowasset, North Falmouth, Mass.,
1936-40. Director Physical Education for
Women at M.S.C., 1940—.
HARVEY L. SWEETMAN
Bom 1896. B.S., Colorado State College, 1923.
M.S., Iowa State College, 1925. Ph.D., Massa-
chusetts State College, 1930. Studied at Uni-
versity of Minnesota, 1925-27. Wyoming Agri-
culture Station, 1927-29. Assistant 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 of Agricultural Engineering
Born 1892. B.S., Agricultural Engineering,
Iowa State College. Assistant Professor of
Agricultural Engineering, M.S.C., 1929—.
CHARLES HIRAM THAYER,
Assistant Professor in Agronomy
Bom 1884. Winter School, M.A.C., 1904.
Manager, Brooke Farm, Amherst, 1908-13.
Manager, Fillmore Farm, Weston, Massachu-
setts, 1913. Assistant in Agronomy, Winter
School, M.A.C., 1915-18. Instructor in
Agronomy, M.A.C., 1918-36. Assistant Pro-
fessor in Agronomy, M.S.C., 1936 — .
CLARK L THAYER, B.S.,
Professor of Floriculture and
Head of the Department
Born 1890. B.S., M.S.C., 1913. Graduate
Work, Instructor in Floriculture, Cornell
University, 1913-19. Associate Professor and
Head of Department, M.S.C., 1919-20. Pro-
fessor of Floriculture and Head of the Depart-
ment, M.S.C., 1920—. U. S. Army, 1918. Alpha
Gamma Rho, Phi Kappa Phi, Pi Alpha Xi,
ALDEN P. TUTTLE, M.S.,
Assistant Professor in Vegetable Gardening
Born 1906. B.S., M.S.C., 1928. M.S., Pennsyl-
vania State College, 1930. Graduate Assistant
in Vegetable Gardening, Pennsylvania State
College, 1928-30. Instructor in Vegetable
Gardening, M.S.C., 1930-36. Assistant Professor
in Vegetable Gardening, 1936 — . Gamma
H. LELAND VARLEY, A.M.,
Instructor in Languages and Literature
Born 1910. A.B., Wesleyan University, 1934.
A.M., Wesleyan University, 1935. University
of Wisconsin, 1935-36. Wesleyan University,
1936-38. Accepted to Faculty, 1938—.
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. Head of the Division of Horticulture,
1931 — . Head of the Department of Pomology,
1936—. Delta Theta Sigma, Phi Kappa Phi,
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
Poultry Husbandry, M.S.C., 1929—. Member,
Advisory Committee on Hiking, National Park
Service, Department of the Interior.
Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical Col-
lege, Stillwater, Oklahoma, 1936-40. Teaching
Fellow and Graduate Student at Massachusetts
JOHN M. ZAK, M.S.,
Instructor in Agronomy
Bom 1914. B.Sc, Massachusetts State College,
1936. Research Fellow in Agronomy, 1937.
M.S., Massachusetts State College, 1938.
IN MEMORY OF
Merril J. Mack, M. S.
Merril J. Mack, a professor in the
department of dairy industry at M.S.C.
and a friend to all students who came
in contact with him, passed away sud-
denly on February 9, 1942.
Born May 1, 1902, in Flicksville, Pa.,
he was a graduate of Pennsylvania
State College in 1923. He came to
M.S.C. the same year as an instructor
in dairying, advancing to full professor-
ship in 1940. In 1925 he received a
master's degree from the University
of Wisconsin. During the past year he
edited and revised a book on dairying
with Professor Judkins of New York.
In 1935 Professor Mack went to
Sweden to assist in the establishment
of an ice cream factory in Stockholm.
Before returning to this country, he
traveled in Norway and Sweden.
He was a member of the American
Dairy Science Association, the Ameri-
can Public Health Association, and the
Scientific Society of Sigma Xi and Phi
Professor Mack has been a member
of the M.S.C. Faculty for 18 years. He
has served on many important college
committees, found time for consider-
able research work, and has taken an
active part in many town affairs, not-
ably in Boy Scout work. He was a
tireless worker, good teacher, and he
leaves a host of friends in the town
and state to mourn his sudden passing.
IN MEMORY OF
George Louis Farley
GEORGE LOUIS FARLEY
Mr. Farley was born May 27, 1873,
in Lynn, Massachusetts. He attended
M. I. T. for one year after which he
worked for one year, then transferred
to Dartmouth College where he grad-
uated in the class of 1898. He held
both a Bachelor and Master of Science
degree from this institution. He was
a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Phi
Kappa Phi. Mr. Farley taught school
until he became State 4-H Club Leader
in September 1916. He was a pioneer
in Massachusetts 4-H Club work. As
superintendent of schools in Brockton,
Mass., he was associated in 4-H Club
work with Professor W. R. Hart, head
of the Department of Education and
founder of Massachusetts 4-H Club
work and Mr. O. A. Morton, first state
club leader, whom he succeeded.
Known as "Uncle George" to thous-
ands of 4-H boys and girls, Mr. Farley
headed the 4-H Club Department for
twenty-five years, and was known
throughout the nation for his outstand-
ing work with rural youth.
On the campus there are two 4-H
Club houses — the first bulit in 1933 and
named in his honor, and the second.
built in 1935. The Farley 4-H Club
house was the first of its kind in the
United States. It was built and fur-
nished almost entirely by contributions
from 4-H Club members, leaders and
friends. It was during the construction
of this building that Uncle George was
stricken with blindness, but since that
time he had carried on as State leader
with his usual enthusiasm.
It was through Mr. Farley's inspira-
tion and encouragement that many
young people attended the Stockbridge
School of Agriculture. He was known
to other Stockbridge students through
frequent lectures to various Stock-
bridge classes and talks at Stockbridge
convocations. He was always delighted
to learn of the successes of the Stock-
Mr. Farley died September 10, 1941
and was buried in Lynn. He will live
in the hearts of thousands of friends
and admirers as a lover of youth, who
refused to let a handicap weaken his
vigor and enthusiasm for 4-H Club
Corinne T. Petit,
Secretary, 4-H Club Work
« ^|i tM hU I! I i
LORIN E. BALL
Just as smoothly and effortlessly as
"Old Man River" Red Ball has been
rolling along over the last 20 years
to make a name for himself as a Stock-
bridge School institution so far as ath-
letics are concerned.
He does say "somethin' " and his
words must be to the point and carry
the weight of his convictions for the
friendly foes of Stockbridge on grid-
iron, basketball court and baseball dia-
mond all have a wholesome respect for
the well-drilled teams Red turns out
from season to season. His men are
good sports too. They are instilled
with the desire to win but if they lose
they seldom grumble, but quietly res-
olve to win the next time.
A native of Amherst, Red can look
back on his own athletic career in Am-
herst High and at State. He was a
three-sport performer, in football, bas-
ketball, and baseball and his speed
won him a place on his class relay
team while at M. S. C. He is regarded
as one of State's best baseball play-
ers but it is hard to say which of the
three sports he coaches now that holds
the warmest spot in his heart. Inci-
dentally, he has passed his majority
several moons ago, but can still hold
his own on field or court with many
men considerably younger.
Over the years Stockbridge School
teams have made some brilliant rec-
ords. The past school year was one
of those occasions. The ten wins in
12 games by the basketball quintet is
the best ever in this sport, while last
fall's football eleven in winning four
games as against two losses did the best
job of any team in the last dozen sea-
Besides sports. Red is interested in
boys and men. Stockbridge men who
have had the privilege to work under
him know this as do the Boy Scouts
he spends much patient time with. He
was awarded the Silver Beaver for his
outstanding service to scouting several
To know Red Ball is to make a friend.
First row: Greenhalgh, Dougherty, Kuzmiski, Perry, Captain Downey, Woynar, Teittinen,
Second row: Coach Ball, Danckert, Little, Bak, Gibbs, Gary, Roehrich, Captain-elect
Stevens, Brennan, Manager Tiemey
Third row: Scott, Gorman, Carleton, Wade, Hussey, Bartosik, Worrall, Kentfield
Fourth row: Assistant Coach Loomis, Robello, Mellas, Assistant Coach Tuttle, Assistant
Manager Hardy, Statistician Thoren
Stockbridge's star studded 1941 foot-
ball machine, with four victories in six
starts, rolled to one of the most success-
ful seasons yet obtained by a Blue and
White eleven. The 'forty-one cam-
paign was a year paralleled only by
the history heralded 'twenty-nine club.
The battling Blue and White's varied
"sling and slam" offense brought back
the bounty in four clashes, taking Ver-
mont Academy 14-0, Monson Academy
25-0, previously unbeaten Wentworth
Institute 14-12, and Vermont Junior
College 7-0, and dropped decisions on
two successive Saturdays, losing to
Gushing Academy 6-0, and the New
York Aggies 21-7.
October 11, 1941.
Stockbridge 14 Vermont Academy
Sparked by Mike Woynar, the one
man gang. Coach Ball's football mach-
ine rolled over Vermont Academy on
the Saxtons River gridiron in the sea-
son's opener. Stockbridge struck dra-
matically in the first minutes of play
after Georgie Perry smothered a Ver-
mont fumble on the opposition's 28
yard line. The boys made it sub-par
for the course when Woynar fired a
thirty-yard pass to Kuzmiski for the
score on the second play of the game.
Mike, who was the driving force in
both touchdown thrusts converted the
first of his two points after touchdown.
Only minutes later the battling "Blue
and Whites" swept down the field again
to chalk up another touchdown on a
Woynar to Robello pass from the fifteen
October 18, 1941.
Stockbridge Gushing 6
In a thrill packed battle at Ashburn-
ham, Gushing administered Stockbridge
its first setback with a third quarter
touchdown which followed their block-
ing and retrieving of a punt on our
twenty yard line. The "Blue and
Whites" band of welded men in the
forward wall, who had previously
throttled Gushing's charges at the goal
line, cracked before the blasting of the
opponent's rugged operators and allow-
ed Kolasinski to wheel through tackle
for the games only score.
October 25, 1941.
Stockbridge 7 New York Aggies 21
Our fight-fagged Foreign Legion, on
its third consecutive road trip, was out-
manned and out-maneuvered 21 to 7 at
Farmingdale in the only other defeat of
the campaign. The "Blue and White"
tallied their lone marker in the first
minute of play when Woynar connected
with a stinging spiral to Kusmiski for a
seventy yard touchdown. Coach Ball's
"sling and slam" tactics failed to pro-
duce thereafter and the Long Islanders
roared back to take the tussle away
from the "adhesive bound" aggregation.
October 31, 1941.
Stockbridge 25 Monson
The battHng "Blue and White"
bounced back into the win column on
the home turf by handing a 25 to de-
feat on the mediocre Monson club. A
large welcoming-home crowd saw
Coach Ball unveil a husky victory-
starved team that could not be denied
win number two. Monson didn't have
anyone to match big "Caesar" Kuzmis-
ki or the diminutive freshman find,
Bobby Brennan, who showed them the
way to go home with brilliant individ-
November 7, 1941.
Stockbridge 14, Wentworth Institute 12
Stockbridge, who always opened fast,
shredded Wentworth's line and pushed
across a touchdown while the thud of
the kickoff was still echoing in State's
Stadium. Capitalizing on the Boston
team's extremely poor punt to their
twelve yard line, the Boys inBlue blast-
ed a path a few yards at a time until
Stevens burst through center for the
initial score. Wentworth drew to with-
in one point of the home forces before
the quarter was over, by virtue of a
blocked kick and a twenty yard pass
from Delorey to Squires in the flat.
The game was won in the second
quarter when Woynar riflled Boogy
wooky's pelt to Kuzmiski for a thirty
yard, one way ticket to pay dirt. With
the cause lost, Wentworth unfurled a
baffling barrage of passes in the fourth
quarter that carried them ninety-seven
yards to a last minute tally.
November 14, 1941.
Stockbridge 7 Vt. Junior College
The senior sod trodders shone in this
gem of a game that drew the curtain
on the 1941 football follies, but three
freshmen got the curtain calls. Chuck
Tryon, who personally contributed the
third period touchdown, Ruddy Red
Stevens, who continually bulldozed
through the mound of linesmen, and
Bobby Brennan, who slithered around
the Vermont vigilance committee await-
ing him across "no man's land" ran
away with most of the honors and all
The telling tally followed a thirty-
three yard march in the third quarter.
Tryon made the kill when he crashed
through from the six and just managed
to bend the zero stripe before the Ver-
mont backfield sat on him.
Stockbridge Athletic Awards
Fall Season 1941
John E. Downey, '42, Captain
Dean L. Stevens '43, Captain-elect
Richard V. Tierney '42, Manager
Joseph Edward Bak '43
Everett Edward Bartlett, Jr. '42
Robert E. Brennan '43
Richard William Danckert '43
Wilson H. Dougherty, Jr. '42
Charles B. Gary '42
Charles B. Gibbs '42
John P. Gorman '43
Alan Edward Greenhalgh, Jr. '42
John Bean Hussey '42
Francis Thomas Kuzmiski '42
Robert E. Little, Jr. '43
Frederick Langdon Nelson '43
George Norman Perry '42
Charles W. Puchalski '42
Manuel Robello '42
Carl Frederick Roehrich '42
Clayton Bartlett Southard '42
Leo Teittinen '42
Charles H. Tryon '43
Reed Marshall Wade '42
Michael Woynar '42
First row: Mushenski, Allen, Uhlig, Hibbard, Tonet, Blanchard
Second row: Manager Ogonowski, Alden, Bundy, Kramer, Coach Derby
In a year when all Stockbridge teams
were perched on the pinnacle of ath-
letic prosperity, no better outfit carrier
the colors for the school than the "hill
and dalers". Such hardy harriers as
John Alden, Gil Allen, Frank Bundy,
Karl Uhlig, John Groton, and Earl Ton-
et gave Captain Lin Hibbard sparkling
support in a "so-so" season statistically
but an unexcelled campaign actually.
True, they outdistanced only half their
opponents but it took the Amherst Col-
lege Varsity, Mount Hermon, New
England prep school champs, and Gard-
ner, Massachusetts High School champs
to balance up the record at 3-3. And
even in defeat the "Derbymen" copped
their share of the show.
In a five mile spin with the Amherst
college varsity on the "Lord Jeff's" cir-
cuit, lean Lin Hibbard erased all pre-
vious track marks by bolting across the
finish line in 18:50.5 minutes, breaking
the tape far ahead of the field.
"Hep" Larkin, Gardner High star,
shattered the Stockbridge course record
by stopping the clock at 15:1 minutes
in a meet early in the fall, but Hibbard
again proved his individual brilliance
by rocketing home in third place and
also shaving seconds off the old time.
The following is the summary of the
S. S. A. vs. Gushing Academy at
Ashburnham, October 18, 1941
Winning time — 12:20.
Stockbridge 22— Gushing 33
S. S. A. vs. Gardner High School at
M. S. C— October 22, 1941
Winning time — 15:01.
Stockbridge 37— Gardner High 18
S. S. A. vs. Springfield College Frosh at
M. S. C— October 30, 1941
Winning time — 16:16.
Stockbridge 15, Springfield Frosh 49
S. S. A. vs. Brattleboro Vt. at M. S. C.
November 4, 1941
Winning time — 16:21.
Stockbridge 24— Brattleboro 34
S. S. A. vs. Amherst College at Amherst
November 7, 1941
Winning time — 18:50 (Hibbard estab-
lished new course record).
Stockbridge 37, Amherst College 21
S. S. A. vs. Mount Hermon School at
M. S. C— November 13, 1941
Winning time — 15:15.
Stockbridge 35 — Mount Hermon 20
Captain Linwood S. Hibbard '42
Captain-elect John L. Alden '43
Gilbert G. Allen '42
Frank H. Bundy '43
John M. Groton '42
Victor A. Mushenski '42
Earl F. Tonet '42
Karl R. Uhlig '42
Alexander Ogonowski '42, Manager
Coach, Lle^vellyn Derby
Manager, Alexander Ogonowski
Captain, Linwood S. Hibbard
Captain-elect, John L. Alden
First row: Woynar, Tonet, Co-Captain Kuzmiski, Co-Captain Doleva, Bak, Brennan
Second row: Coach Ball, Assistant Manager Frohloff, Roehrich, Roak, Kempenaar, Manager
In piling up ten wins against two
losses, the blazing Blue and White set
a score of new marks for teams oi
future years to shoot at. They sur-
passed the record for the team's total
in any one game by heaving in 66 points
against Clark University Freshmen.
They broke all previous highs for the
season by amassing 452 points and es-
tablished the best win-loss percentage
in the school's basketball books.
Stockbridge 41 —
Vermont Junior College 35
Riding on the flood of goals poured in
by co-captain "Big Caesar" Kuzmiski
and diminutive Lefty Doleva, who tal-
lied the first 20 Stockbridge points and
33 of the teams 41 total. Coach Ball's
dazzling five surged to a 22-9 lead in
the opening half. But by the end of
the third quarter the seemingly
supreme Stockbridge quintet was teet-
ering on the brink of defeat as the
visitors up with a rush, rattled 9 spec-
tacular shots through the hoop to draw
to within one point of a tie. In the
fourth though, we went on to wrap the
game in cellophane by dropping in 10
Stockbridge 23— Williston Academy 20
Employing everything but depth
bombs and fifth column activities in
their last quarter bid for victory, Stock-
bridge's Basketball Brigade snatched
a sure triumph from the "battling blue
bloods" of Williston on the Easthamp-
ton floor 23-20. The tide turned in
our favor in Merriwell fashion when
"Big Caesar" Kuzmiski, as cool as a
.shot of liquid air, threaded the needle
with a bank shot off the back board
and lifted his mates into the lead with
three minutes to play.
Stockbridge 36 —
Nichols Junior College 35
In a drama-drenched free-for-all, for
which words were not made to match,
a fight fevered Stockbridge quintet
brought down the house at Dudley by
shading the rowdy Nichols five 36-35.
Again paced by the fictional feats of
the "tally twins" Kuzmiski and Doleva,
who heaped in all but one of the team's
36 total, the Blue and White won with
a last desperate 10 minute drive that
grayed the heads of the frenzied spec-
Stockbridge 39 — Vermont Academy 25
Co-leaders Kuzmiski and Doleva,
who carted away most of the basket-
ball copy to date, split the limelight
monoply eight ways as the sterling men
of Stockbridge whalloped Vermont
Academy 39-25 at Saxtons River. The
The makeshift lineup of Bak, Brennan,
Roak, Woynar, and Tonet kept the
Blue and White in the ball game, in
a sensational manner after their two
captains had taken the official full
count, four personals. Doleva grabbed
the scoring honors with fifteen points
even though he was thumbed from the
Stockbridge 58 — Monson Academy 27
In a game, not a contest. Stock-
bridge's super-hoopers added their
fifth consecutive victory to an all-win
record by mauling Monson 58-27. The
cage cavaliers had a picnic; Jumping
Joe Bak, scrappy Lefty Doleva, and
"Big Caesar" Kuzmiski had field daj's
with 21, 16, and 16 points respectively
and the Monson five had a lot of exer-
cise as the Blue and White kept the
ball headed hoopward during most of
Wilbraham Academy 28
The baffling Blue and White, collect-
ively, and brilliant Bobby Brennan,
personally, crowded Wilbraham's fleet
five into the lose column with a last
minute 29-28 decision. Brennan, for
thirty minutes, just one of the support-
ing cast in the athletic act, sneaked out
of the shadows of the foot lights with
a minute and a half remaining, to push
in the two pay-off shots that pulled his
teammates out of the red.
Stockbridge 21 — Deerfield Academy 39
Deerfield's undefeated Dandies snuf-
fed out Stockbridge's winning streak at
six by applying a 39-21 shellacking to
the game Blue and White invaders in
their swanky sports palace. Deerfield
dealt out double dynamite in Dibble
and Rohrer and handcuffed our top
scorers with a stingy zone defense.
Mai-ianapolis Academy 31
A 24 point scoring by solo defeat-
defying Lefty Doleva brought the soar-
ing Stockbridge quintet a decisive 47-31
win over the visitors. Doleva spot-
lighted his spree by running 13 consec-
utive points before another teammate,
Joe Bak, split the strings.
Stockbridge 66 — Clark U. Frosh 24
The Blue and White's basketball bri-
gade hit high C in a symphony of
swish on the college Hemlock as they
beat Clark freshmen "eight to the bar",
66-24, to hang up win number eight. A
conglamorate crew of regulars and subs
shot the works for the easy victory
with a panzer pace that rocketed them
to a 28 point advantage after ten min-
utes of massacre and to a 42 point gap
between the teams totals at shower
Stockbridge 33 — Cushing Academy 29
After having played peek-a-boo with
a cunning Cushing five for twenty-
eight minutes, the erratic Stockbridge
quintet caught and crushed the Ash-
burnham team for their ninth "take" of
the season 33-29 with a rollicking last-
Dazzling "Lefty" Doleva topped off
Kuzmiski's four bucket streak with two
of his own to lift the lead from Cush-
ing. A basket and a foul by Bak and a
field goal by Tonet in the last minutes
ballooned the home forces margin to
33-27 and swung the session into Stock-
bridge's win column.
Amherst College Freshmen 41
The star-shorn cage cavaliers, out to
stave in the college town's "upper
crust", fell along the wayside as a sly
Amherst Frosh Five breezed through to
a 41-30 triumph on the Jefferymen's
wood. Stripped of the services of our
ailing co-captains Kuzmiski and Doleva,
the Blue and White Brigade never hit
a winning stride in dropping their sec-
ond decision of the campaign.
Amherst College Jayvees 27
A rehabilitated five closed its thrill-
filled season by wringing out a 29-27
win over the Amherst College Jayvees
with a last period push. Aided by the
return of Doleva and Kuzmiski, the
Blue and White knotted the count at 27
all in the fourth quarter and won in
seconds later by Doleva's mid-court
Coach Filmore, Manager Gilmore, Wade, Carleton, Merrill, Mills, Brogi, Cousins, Bartlett,
While foreign bombs were bursting
where the Nipponese nipped, our pucks
were bounding towards victory in bat-
tles during the short but sweet 1942
season. The Filmore coached Stock-
bridge tribe were deferred temporarily
when Mr. Winter played hookey to
Captain Mills and company during the
opening stages prior to their initial con-
testwith Vermont Academy. This "June
in January" weather, however, was is-
sued its walking papers in time for
the Vermont tussel. The ice brigade
dropped their opening encounter to a
Veteran Vermont squad 5-4. An ex-
cellent balanced array from Nichols
Junior College drubbed "the Aggies"
for their second straight defeat, 7-4.
Displaying the finest hockey of the cam-
paign in the closing clash, Stockbridge
subdued a determined Wilbraham sex-
tet 5-0. In the post season matches
with State College Varsity for the
hockey championship of the college
pond Stockbridge demonstrated definite
superiority over the Maroon and
White of State. An unacclaimed but
spirited six unlashed a savage attack
to whip the varsity in the first of the
three game series 5-3. The Mills
power makers portrayed perfect skat-
ing coordination to pull this struggle
in their favor. The following game
brought victory to the "Bay Staters"'
by a two goal margin to even the series
at one all. This setback for our stride
and check combination failed to darken
the dressing room as our boys came
back more determined than ever to
sink an alert varsity playmaking team
in the rubber game of the three game
rendezvous by their favorite score of
5-3. Thus ended a brief but success-
ful hockey warfare for the six start-
ing Stockbridge seniors, namely; Cap-
tain Mills, Brogi, Bartlett, Hunter,
Treadwell and Wade.
Tommy Filmore, the diligent gentle-
man from Springfield's war torn In-
dians of the International American
league, assumed his new duties as chief
of our tribe on January first. The for-
mer "paid for play" man came to us
from the "city of homes" after estab-
hshing an incomparable reputation dur-
ing his truly brilliant career in the
ranks of sport. By adding zest and
fighting spirit to our aggregation he
more than came up to all expectations
through his professional teaching of
this rugged winter sport.
Stockbridge 4 — Vermont Academy 5
Opening the season at Saxtons River,
after postponment of the Monson con-
test due to the inclement weather, the
Filmore coached pucksters were
downed by the "Green Mountain" lads
5-4 in a stirring battle that saw the
four Stockbridge tallies being racked
up in the final stanza of play. This
encounter was highlighted by the clever
and brilliant playing of Mills and
Stockbridge 4 —
Nichols Junior College 7
The Nichols Junior combine from
Dudley were the first visitors for the
first sruggle in our own back yard,
the irresistible sextet were not to be
denied, as they rode roughshod over
our boys in Blue for a 7-4 triumph.
Here our stars of the slippery surface
Mills and Bartlett, Inc., twisted the
twine at two apiece to monopolize the
Stockbridge 5 — Wilbraham
The third and final regularly sched-
uled game was played with the pre-
viously undefeated, untied Wilbraham
six in the fastest game in the campaign
on the Arctic plain. "Squash" Bartlett
and "Whirlaway" Mills again combined
the nucleus of hockey's best line to
repeat their famous feat of sinking the
disc four times and thus snowing Wil-
braham into the ranks of the defeated.
Coach Tom Filmore
Manager Steve Gilmore
Captain Homer O. Mills
Reed Wade '42
Tom Carleton '43
Bill Merrill '42
Homer O. Mills '42
Lincoln Brogi '42
Bob Cousins '42
Everett Bartlett '42
Russ Treadwell '42
Don McNair '43
First row: Gilmore, Bartosik, Captain Lachut, Taylor, Teittinen
Second row: Manager Ogonowski, Coach Derby
The hot house horde of Stockbridge
competed in three similar triangle meets
during their winter adventures in the
The initial meet of the year saw Cap-
tain Lachut's "men under glass' com-
pile a sizable number of points against
the Mass. State frosh, although they
were unable to match the strides of the
highly favored Kimball Union outfit
from the Granite State. The Stock-
bridge speedsters started strong in the
broad jump, high jump, and pole vault
events but faultered disastrously dur-
ing the remainder of the meet. In the
second "go" of the campaign our Blue
and White, bent but not broken, fell
by the wayside in favor of an experi-
enced, veteran Wilbraham Tribe, who
paced the entire field in "merry-go-
round fashion"to show their superior-
ity in an impressive manner. The
"dark horse" combination, however,
boasted sure-point men in Lachut, Kuc-
inski, Kramer, and Gilmore.
In the third and final fling of the ab-
breviated schedule, the Lachut lads
more than found their equal in the hot
footed harriers of Easthampton, namely
Williston Academy. A condensed
squad entered this last meet in the hope
of driving a disastrous season from the
locker room door, but had to be satis-
fied with the same typical record of last
year's Derby array. The "band in
blue" was impressive even in defeat
because of its fighting spirit, enthusi-
asm, and sportsmanship upon the mea-
sured path this winter. Lachut, show-
ing a definite improvement since the
opening gun, managed to monopolize
the majority of points to keep the Ag-
gie score soaring skyward. The team
proved to be especially handicapped
because of the minority of athletes
available for active duty.
The following athletes received let-
ters and sweaters:
Captain Lachut '42
Capt. -elect Kramer '43
Manager Ogonowski '42
First row: Morgan, Kunan, van AJstyne, Upham, Mills
Second row: Little, Crump, Perry, Downey, Beaton, Coombs
THE STUDENT COUNCIL
One of the most important phases in
student life at Stockbridge is the Stu-
dent Council. It is this group that
makes the rules and sees to it that they
are kept. During the past year, the
Student Council members have shoul-
dered their responsibilities well, and
despite the loss of two of their original
members, Carl Williams and Richard
Sullivan, have managed to keep Stock-
bridge affairs running smoothly. That
they have managed to do so in times of
such unrest speaks very well of their
abilities as leaders.
OFFICERS AND MEMBERS
President Peter Edward van Alstyne
Vice-President Edward Upham
Secretary-Treasurer Leo Kunan
Senior Class President Homer Mills
Alpha Tau Gamma President, George N. Perry
Kappa Kappa President John Downey
Senior Representative M. Currie Beaton
Senior Representative Kenneth Coombs
Freshman Class President Herbert Morgan
Freshman Representative Robert Little
Freshman Representative Harold L. Crump
Front row: Dibble, van Alstyne, Gilmore, Roberts, Thoren, R. Williams, Colgate
Second row: E. Johnson, Blanchard, Putala, Frank, DeVos, Roehrich
"S" CHARM AWARDS
STUART GILMORE — Shorthorn,
Stockbridge News, Snow Sculpture.
MALCOLM MacKAY ROBERTS —
Collegian Reporter, Shorthorn, Two
EMERY FRANCIS THOREN— Busi-
ness Manager Shorthorn.
PETER EDWARD vanALSTYNE —
Editor Shorthorn, President of Student
ROBERT HUTCHISON WILLIAMS
Collegian Reporter, Shorthorn, Chair-
man Commencement Committee.
FOR CLASS OF 1942
RALPH LYMAN BLANCHARD —
EDITH COLGATE — Two Plays,
LINA ABIGAIL DIBBLE — Two
FRANCIS DeVOS — Two Plays, As-
sistant Editor Shorthorn.
ALVAN FREDERICK FRANK —
ELDON HJALMAR JOHNSON —
One Play, Glee Club.
EUGENE CHARLES PUTALA —
CARL FREDERICK ROEHRICH —
October— "Ho! Ho! Ha! Ha!" Look
at those girls! One sock, one stocking,
an apron, pigtails. Is it a masquerade?
No, it is only the result of initiation
week for the freshmen. Dottie Connor
was seen strutting around campus with
her telephone number, name, and ad-
dress printed in large letters on her
November — Dinner at Miss Hamlin's
charming colonial home. It was pre-
pared by Sally Gidley, Peggy Flem-
ming, Eleanor Bullock, Lina Dibble,
Edith Colgate, and Sally Welles.
December — Professor and Mrs. Tuttle
invited the whole club to a Christmas
party with presents, carols, and an ex-
cellent buffet supper.
January — A dance at the Memorial
Building proved such a success that
the boys and girls wanted another gath-
ering planned, and a hay ride was de-
cided upon for February.
The dance committee was Peg Flet-
cher, Edith Colgate, and Lina Dibble.
February — Arrangements for the
hayride were made by D. Connor, E.
Colgate, and A. Slack. The ride ended
at the home of Alice Slack, where re-
freshments were served.
March — The sorority was asked to
join the Student Council for tea at
Director and Mrs. Verbeck's home.
Finally, a banquet was held at Mount
Pleasant Inn. Miss Hamlin and three
alumnae joined the group for a pleasant
meal and chat. Thus ended a very full
and enjoyable year under the leader-
ship of President Lina Dibble.
President Lina A. Dibble
Vice-President Mary Conlon
Secretary Edith Colgate
Treasurer Sally Gidley
ALPHA TAU GAMMA
The year 1941-42 was one of the
most successful since the organization
of Alpha Tau Gamma.
With the return to college last fall,
the members made many improvements
in the house and made ready for a busy
season. A "smoker" was held to ac-
quaint the freshmen with the house.
A faculty whist party and several "vie"
parties followed throughout the year.
Under the able leadership of "Stu"
Gilmore, we made a fine snow sculp-
ture and captured second prize.
The annual banquet and dance was
held on March 7, at the Lord Jeffrey
Inn. Many alumni were present and
a good time was had by everyone.
The members are sincerely grateful
to "Pop" Barrett for his guidance and
leadership which he so willingly
President George Perry
Vice-President Curry Beaton
Secretary William Merrill
Treasurer Russell Treadwell
Sergeant-at-Arms Richard Tierney
House Manager Stuart Gilmore
Historian Edward Craft
President Duncan Urquhart
Vice-President Talcott Hubbard
Secretary Len Martinson
Treasurer Robert Hall, Jr.
Sergeant-at-Arms Charles Tryon
House Manager Beniamin Keyes, Jr.
Historian Whitney Appleton
Peter van Alstyne
Harold Crump, Jr.
Robert Hall, Jr.
Benjamin Keyes, Jr.
The year 1941-42 will remain dear in
the hearts of Kappa Kappa men. The
active chapter enjoyed a year of good
fellowship under the able guidance of
Mr. Howard Barnes and Professor
President John Downey
Vice-President !.Rayinond DeYoung
Secretary Howard Morey
Treasurer David Phelps
Marshal _ Sheldon Freschi
Historian Robert Cousins
Manager Malcolm Roberts
The annual smoker was held with
huge success on October 11. "Vic" par-
ties studded our social season, and
the climax was reached at the annual
formal dinner dance, held on March 14,
at the Lord Jeffrey Inn.
Vice-President Donald Morey
Secretary Raymond Roak
Treasurer John Devine
Marshal , Thomas Wonall
Historian John Steams
Manager Paul Marsoubian
Inter-fraternity competition was keen
and great interest and success resulted
from typical Kappa Kappa spirit and
good will. This year has certainly
proved to all members that cooperation
can achieve great heights.
We, the present chapter, believe that
in the future the brothers of Kappa
Kappa will enjoy this fine spirit of co-
operation, as we did this year and as
our predecessors did in the past.
Raymond C. DeYoung David L. Phelps
John E. Downey "
Robert L. Cousins
Homer O. Mills
Reed M. Wade
Alan E. Greenhalgh
Malcolm M. Roberts
Philip H. Smith
J. Dawson Yamell
THE WEEKLY NEWS COLUMN
The Stockbridge News Column,
started its publication for the 1941-42
scholastic year with the October 9th
edition of the MASSACHUSETTS
COLLEGIAN and appeared weekly
thereafter, carrying all the news that
was of general interest to the campus
The system of editing copy used dur-
ing the previous year was scrapped in
early November for a more efficient
one. Each Monday Mr. Dubois, Bob
Williams and Mac Roberts met at Old
Chapel and went over the material for
the coming week, correcting and ar-
The staff of voluntary reporters was
larger than usual and was made up
of the following: Bob Williams and
Reed Wade, sports; Mac Roberts, edi-
torials; Ray Roak, intramural sports;
Edith Colgate, Tri Sigma and Animal
Husbandry Club. Myrton Davis, Flori-
culture Club; Bob Cousins, Kappa
Kappa; Ed Craft, Alpha Tau Gamma;
Alvan Frank, Poultry. John Knox,
Hotel Stewarding; Ralph Blanchard,
Horticulture Club; Don Lauder, Dairy;
E. Charles Putala, Dramatics; Peg
Strong, Lina Dibble and Alice Slack,
special events and Charlie McMaster,
While the column never had an of-
ficial editor, the fellow that actually
filled the post on Stockbridge's weekly
spread was Mac Roberts. He was the
man that ran down rumors, he saw
that the literary efforts were turned
in "when and where", and kept the
journalistic junket on an even keel.
This year the column was fortunate
to have on its staff a man with experi-
ence in writing sports. This was Bob
Williams who brought the sports re-
porting service up to a new high, never
before seen in our school's print. Bob
covered the major sports while Reed
Wade kept the hockey news coming
hot off the ice.
The special feature on Chicago's inter-
national, which scooped the column's
big brother, the Collegian, the dramatic
write-ups by E. Charles Putala, and the
complete coverage of the numerous
clubs and their activities helped to
keep the general trend of copy at a
Stanley Polchlopek, Editor in chief,
other members of the Collegian board
and Mr. Charles N. Dubois, Faculty
Advisor through their kind coopera-
tion and constructive criticisms helped
make this seasons Stockbridge News
Column one of the best in recent years.
ANIMAL HUSBANDRY CLUB
The Animal Husbandry Club, aggres-
sive and creative, waded through the
academic year to furnish one of the
most educational and entertaining chap-
ters in its history.
The praiseworthy program was
highlighted by movies, down-to-terra
firma talks and cleverly presented ino-
Perhaps the stormiest but most suc-
cessful session of the series was the
quiz contest that pitted the two year
men p gainst the supposedly class room
gohaths of M. S. C. with "Buckey''
Walters, graduate student, serving up
the questions and Professors Heck and
Parsons umping this battle of brains,
Stockbridge slowed State to a stutter
and finally won 23-20.
Two motion pictures by Professor
"Roll 'em" Barrett — Taking a hitch in
the hog belt" and "Spring comes to
M. S. C." were shown during the year
while another film, "Chilian Nitrate"
was sandwiched into the crowded fall
Among the interesting subjects cov-
ered by the various speakers were:
"Sheep in New England" by Cliff Clev-
enger of Mount Hope Farm; "Agricul-
ture in National Defense" by Joe
Putnam, Franklin County Agent; "Sci-
entific Feeding of Dairy Cattle" by Dr.
Campbell of the Walker-Gordon Labor-
atory; and "My Experiences in the
West" by Professor Thayer of the Ag-
A Harvest dance, the first of its kind
sponsored by the Animal Husbandry
Club, was held Saturday, November 8.
The Drill Hall became a "barn" for
the evening, and everyone who attend-
ed joined in the spirit of the affair
by wearing old clothes and using bales
of shavings for chairs. The money
raised was used to buy prizes for the
President Allen Cowan, M.S.C.
Vice-President Peter van Alstyne, S.S.A,
...James L. Ward, M.S.C.
John Brotz, M.S.C,
President James Ward, M.S.C.
Vice-President Charles Tryon, S.S.A.
Secretary G. Gregory Sidelinger, S.S.A.
Treasurer Ray Steeves, M.S.C.
THE DAIRY CLUB
The dairy club has been fairly active
this year, but due to the noticeable
lack of interest on the part of some
Stockbridge dairymen, the club has not
been as successful as in previous years.
It has been the aim of the club this
year, as it is every year, to obtain
guest speakers who have endeavored
to orient the student with everyday
problems that confront the dairyman
A few of the guest speakers and their
topics were as follows:
Mr. Angus Shipley, graduate assist-
ant at M. S. C, spoke on Sanitary
Work in Michigan.
Mr. Albert Smith, Manager of
United Dairy, Springfield, spoke on
Mr. E. K. Davis from Hillcrest Dairy,
Worcester, spoke on The Farm as Re-
gards the Dairy Industry.
The club activities are shared by both
M. S. C. and Stockbridge students. The
officers for this year are as follows:
President Carl Werme, M.S.C, '42
Co-President Nick DlLisio, S.S.A., '42
Vice-President John Alden
Secretary- Treasurer Saul Gick, M.S.C.
THE HORT. CLUB
The Hort. Club was underway early
in the fall of 1941, and carried on a
most successful season throughout the
The officers for the past year were:
President Wilfred Meinke
Vice-President Rudy Uhlig
Secretary Howard Fife
Treasurer Eldon Johnson
The program committee consisted of
C. McMasters, H. Fairclough, and R.
Blanchard. Professor Lyle Blundell
acted in the capacity of faculty advisor.
The club was very fortunate this
year in obtaining speakers of high merit
in their respective fields. In October Mr.
Bagg, Tree Warden of South Hadley,
spoke to the club on "Modern Street
Planting and Maintenance." The talk
was supplemented by some very fine
Professor Dickinson of the Agron-
omy Department gave an illustrated
talk on Fine Turf, at the November
meeting. He also showed some Ko-
dachrome slides on New England
A discussion and constructive criti-
cism of the Horticulture Show consti-
tuted the main portion of the December
meeting, while "Foundation Plantings"
was the subject chosen by Professor
Blundell for the January meeting.
The February 3rd meeting was ex-
pressly for the benefit of the freshmen
members of the club. The values of
placement training were cited in short
talks by Professor Hubbard of the
Floriculture Department, and by Pro-
fessor Blundell of the Horticulture De-
partment. Eugene Patula (Flori. '42)
spoke from experience, and Ralph
Blanchard showed Kodachromes which
he took while on placement.
On February 19, Dr. John Bailey, As-
sistant Research Professor of Pomol-
ogy at M. S. C. gave a talk on "Blue-
berry Culture". Dr. Bailey is one of
the outstanding authorities in this rela-
tively new field.
As usual, the members were a busy
lot at the Horticultural Show last No-
vember, and carried on a very active
and enjoyable program. With the loss
of the freshmen in April, the member-
ship of the club was seriously affected.
Then, too, the war has caught up with
the Hort Club, for Manuel Benton,
former Vice President, is in the Mar-
ines, and Charles McMasters is in the
Army. By June, the Army will have
three more members: F. House, W.
Meinke, and R. Uhlig.
Although prospects for the coming
year are somewhat dubious, the follow-
ing officers for 1942-43 have been
Treasurer T. Ridgeway
After a year's lapse of time the flori-
culture majors and others interested
were called to a reorganization meet-
ing on February 17.
Henry Holihan who was instrumental
in getting this meeting together was
elected President; Francis DeVos, Vice-
President; Peggy Strong, Secretary and
Gil Satin, Treasurer. Professor C. L.
Thayer was elected Advisor.
The fact that the club was late in
organizing it cannot boast of an exten-
sive program during the past year. The
second meeting was held on March 3.
At this time the club was fortunate in
getting Professor Barrett to show Ko-
dachrome slides and motion pictures
of the Rocky Mountains. As usual
"Pop's " pictures were excellent and
his informal remarks were enjoyed by
Dr. Alexander, Head of the depart-
ment of Entomology, was the speaker
for the third meeting which was held
on March 10. Dr. Alexander gave an
illustrated lecture, using Kodachrome
slides of the wild flowers of the south-
ern Appalachians and Rocky Mountains.
POULTRY SCIENCE CLUB
The Poultry Science Club is another
of those State-Stockbridge combinations.
The purpose of this club is to get all
poultry students together for good
times and a chance to learn something
about their major interest besides what
is given in the text books. Officers this
past year were George Yale, M. S. C,
'42, President; Frank Brown, S.S.A.,
'42, Vice-President and Frank Hardy,
M.S.C., '43, Secretary-Treasurer. The
faculty advisor is Mr. Vondell, whose
energy and ideas help greatly in mak-
ing things click. Meetings held twice
a month have included this year a
movie by "Pop" Barrett, a three cor-
nered debate, and talks by our exten-
sion poultryman. Professor Klein, and
Mr. John Westberg of the Eastern
States Farm.ers' Exchange. Along in
February the members sharpened up
their pencils and took their turn in pub-
lishing an edition of the "Intercollegiate
Poultry Science Club Newsletter". The
final and biggest event on the club's
production record is a banquet. This
year the feed was held at the Drake
Hotel uptown, when thirty-odd poul-
try clubbers lined their crops with a
delicious turkey dinner.
The Pandocios Society, made up of
Hotel Stewarding Students, carried on
its usual activity with a number of visi-
tations, its annual conference for hotel
men of greater New England, its crea-
tion of a Special M.S.C. Salad Dress-
ing and its monthly meetings.
The first meetings of the society cul-
minated in the election of its officers:
those being President, Charles Parmor;
Vice-President, Whitney Appleton; Sec-
retary, J. R. Pace; Treasurer, R. Ballou
and Collegian Reporter, John Knox.
On November 7, 8, and 9, the class
put in its first bid for attention when it
cooked and set up for the Horticultural
Show, an ideal Thanksgiving Dinner,
and offering several new and unique
dishes for the approval of the public.
Over 15,000 people viewed the heavily
laden table in its background of green
hemlock boughs and over 5,000 recipes
were handed out.
The visitations to prominent food
kitchens started October 30, with a
trip to the Deerfield Academy for a
banquet and a lecture by Mr. Frank
Novak, Chef Steward of that school.
On November 26, the society, in a
body joined the International Greeters
Association and had the distinction of
being the first of any Stewarding Stu-
dents to join as a unit since this associa-
tion was founded. Contacts were made
with the students of the Hotel Course at
New Hampshire University and to-
gether all enjoyed a dinner dance held
at the Hotel Richmond.
On February 29 the class advisor Dr.
Walter Maclinn left to report for duty
with the army. We were fortunate that
such men as Dr. Carl Fellers and
Walter O. Johnson, of Draper Hall,
could take his place.
Our year of activity was climaxed
on March 12 with the conference of
hotel men of this section of the coun-
try. A full day of classes was provid-
ed for them and they left much im-
pressed with the work being done by
the students. It was at this time that
the M. S. C. Salad Dressing made its
first appearance at a meal planned,
prepared and cooked by the students
4-H COLLEGE CLUB
The College 4-H Club was organized
in 1930 for former 4-H members and
any college student who wishes to
join. This club offers a well-rounded
program, social activities, and service
club work for the four and two year
students. The meetings are held
monthly and include a speaker or a
discussion of subjects of interest to 4-
H'ers and a social hour of dancing,
singing and games. The boys and girls
prepare their own refeshments in the
little kitchen in the Farley 4-H Club
The purpose of the 4-H Club is to
teach its members to help themselves
and to cooperate and lead others.
The years 1941 and '42 were very
profitable and successful.
A business meeting was conducted
by Skip Holopainen on February 19,
1941. The election of officers resulted
in the following:
President Betty Staples
Treasurer Chick Gary
Secretary Janet Milner
Marion Foote and Jim Oilman
The entertainment for that meeting
was a comic opera "Solapillio" present-
ed by the class of '41.
On March 21, 22, 23, a Service Club
Conference was held on the campus.
Dr. Morris B. Storer from Washington
led the discussions. There were eighty
club members present representing
service clubs in Massachusetts.
Dr. Caldwell led an informal discus-
sion on "What Happens if Nazi's are
Victorious" and "Should the United
States Convoy Ships". This was the
meeting of April 23rd.
The October 15th meeting was led
by Director Munson who explained
the growth of 4-H Club work in this
state. There was also a reception for
State and Stockbridge freshmen.
The Christmas party with kids'
games and the usual "loads of fun"
and square dances was held on De-
The Annual Service Club Conference
took place of the regular meeting, the
theme being "Looking Ahead" with
group discussion on "4-H War Emer-
gency Program". The Saturday after-
noon discussions were on leadership,
including points on publicity, conduct-
ing a meeting, and program planning.
Saturday night the Service Club Ban-
quet was held and after this the party
with the College Club as host took
place. All this happened on Decem-
ber 30-31, 1941.
The meeting of February 18, 1942
was reserved for election of officers for
President Jean Brown
Vice-President Donald Morey
Secretary Barbara Bemis
Treasurer Elmer Clapp
Gordon Brady and Janet Milner
Hiking, skiing, biking, square danc-
ing. What will you have? The Outing
Club offers these and many more ac-
tivities to every outdoor-minded State
or Stockbridge student merely for the
Whatever interests you most makes
little difference; they exchange ideas,
and before you realize it, you want to
do what the other Outing Clubbers
are doing to see if it really is as much
fun as it sounds. The club is an eye-
opener to the fun and joy of living
obtained from climbing a high moun-
tain or from the many other forms of
outdoor recreation. Everyone, from
the veteran mountaineers to the meek
little freshmen girls, can get thrills
and enjoyment out of the wide variety
of outdoor activities and recreation
sponsored by the club, and chances are
that even after graduation they will
continue to get the same pleasures from
their outdoor recreation.
This year the club has been quite
active under the able direction of Hal
Mosher, our most capable president,
despite the fact that activities have
been cut to quite a degree due to the
national defense and offense. Due to
the fact that most of the long week-end
trips had to be cancelled the club was
forced to adopt the "stay at home" pol-
icy and confine the trips to short hikes
to nearby points. During the fall and
early spring, many hikes were made
to such places as Sky Pastures, Cas-
cades, and the Holyoke Range. Two
successful week-end trips were held:
one an I. O. C. A. trip to Mt. Monad-
nock in October and the other a ski
trip to Wilmington, Vt, in connection
with Amherst, Smith, Holyoke, and
The Club has had two major projects
to work on. The first, which is the
scouting and rebuilding of the Rim
Trail that has been impassable since
the hurricane, has been fairly success-
ful as far as the weather has permitted
the work to be carried on. The second
is the teaching of square dancing and
the sponsoring of as many square
dances as the club can work in. This
has been a very popular idea if one
can judge any by the numbers that
attend the dances. Starting with a
simple instruction dance in the fall,
the club held five dances in the Drill
To the hiker, the biker, the skier, and
the square dancer, the days spent in
the great outdoors and the evenings
spent "shaking a leg" in Drill Hall with
the always busy Outing Club will be-
come one of his most cherished memor-
ies of his college life.
In W'^hat A Life. Clifford Goldsmith had
written a comedy with a made-to-
order plot. The Stockbridge Drama
Society mounted it agreeably with some
authentic variety touches in the setting,
and some excellent comic acting by
Dottie Connor, Carl Roehrich, Paul
Marsoubian, Eldon Johnson and Alvan
Frank. On the opening night, Bowker
Auditorium was filled with unaccus-
tomed laughter, and most of the play-
goers trudged home under the impres-
sion that they had had a pleasant
What the playgoers had seen was a
well-presented comedy — young, lively,
fast on its feet, full of agonies a first
kiss or even an ice-cream soda can
drive away. They had taken an ex-
cursion into the topsy-turvy excite-i
ments of life in the elementary schools.
W''ha/ A Life was not important to a
world at war. It concerned only the
struggles of a high school lad with
limited mentality and more limited
But it bounced across the boards —
and everyone liked it.
Directed by H. Leland Varley
WHAT A LIFE Clifford Goldsmith
Miss Shea ......... Marguerite Fleming
Mr. Nelson .......... Francis DeVos
Mr. Patterson .......... George Ladd
A Student .......... Robert Simoni
Miss Pike . Edith Colgate
Bill ........... Eldon Johnson
Miss Eggleston Lina Dibble
Miss Johnson . . . . . . . ' . . . Sally Welles
Mr. Vecchitto ......... Paul Marsoubian
Henry Aldrich Carl Roehrich
Barbara Pearson ........ Dorothea Connor
Gertie Sally Gidley
Mr. Bradley Ralph Blanchard
Miss Wheeler Priscilla Mayo
George Bigelow John Pace
Mrs. Aldrich Mrs. Edna Powers
Mr. Ferguson Alvan Frank
Robert Simoni, Mary Ferris, Morton Wilcon
Mary Mary Conlin
Clayton Southard, George Sacco, Donald Lauder
THE FRESHMAN RECEPTION
It is a tradition for Stockbridge to
open its social season by giving the
freshmen a reception. On Friday, No-
vember 14, the Drill Hall was the scene
of this event. The Hall was decorated
with the names of the various clubs of
the school, and Bob Miller and his
Orchestra furnished the music.
Professor and Mrs. Rollin H. Barrett
and Mr. and Mrs. Donald Ross were
chaperones for the evening, while
Director and Mrs. Verbeck and Presi-
dent and Mrs. Hugh Baker dropped in
to extend to the freshmen a more for-
mal welcome than they had hitherto
received on campus.
One of the highlights of the evening
was a Paul Jones, which lent an added
air of joviality to the affair, and gave
the seniors and freshmen a chance to
mingle. It was just enough to give
that impetus that makes a dance a
really successful success.
The name "Bob" seems to spell
success. Bob Little and Herb Morgan
as dance committee and Bob Miller and
his orchestra were responsible for a
very successful affair. Both State and
Stockbridge students turned out in
goodly numbers on Saturday night,
March 21. The Drill Hall had the
best there was from the greenhouse for
its party attire. We were fortunate
to have Sergeant and Mrs. Russell,
and Mr. and Mrs. John Blair as chap-
As this is called the "Freshman Fare-
well" dance the reader might have
visions of tearful Freshies wilting amid
the palms, but the name is deceiving.
The Seniors will be leaving all the
Halls, including the Drill Hall — while
the Freshmen will return next autumn
to the agencies dealt out in Stockbridge,
Wilder and French and the escapes
from care in other gay flings at the
THE STUDENT COUNCIL DANCE
"Wow. What a night for a dance!"
"We need a row boat not a car!" "How
I wish I hadn't lent the landlady my
umbrella!" were some of the remarks
heard as Stockbridgers splashed their
way to the Student Council Dance, held
December 14, 1941. The turn out for
the dance was comparatively small (and
no wonder!) but those who did come
had a wonderful time.
The dance came the night after the
Military Ball, and the Drill Hall was
really "dressed up"! The orchestra.
Jack Ralsten's played extremely dance-
able music from 8:00 to 11:30, and hair
that "dripped" and shoes that "oozed"
were soon forgotten.
We were happy to have as chaper-
ones for the evening. Professor and
Mrs. Rolhn Barrett and Professor and
Mrs. Alden Tuttle.
The credit (and incidentally the
school's gratitude) go to Eddie Upham
and Ossie Mills who were in charge
of all arrangements.
"Gee, Bob, the whole week end was
grand! I never thought I would get
to go to a real ball, with an orchestra
like Sam Donahue's. The carnival
queen was cute, if you like the type.
Anita Marshall was her name, wasn't
it? Her hair is absolutely — well gor-
geous is the only word.
"Didn't everybody look different
dressed up? You fellows should wear
tux's all the time. What do you mean,
I don't know how your neck feels? You
didn't know how my feet feel, either.
"Stockbridge sure came through this
year, didn't it? The hockey team
looked alright when it beat State, but
eh gad, that wind was cold! I get
chills whenever I think of it.
"Carl Roehrich did his bit, too, when
he came in third in the skating races
and second in the obstacle race. It
was a shame that there wasn't enough
snow for the skiing events. I just
know 'Pinky' Williams and Ken
Coombs would have made good
"Do you know, I'd never been to
anything where everybody had such
a good time as at that ski boot infor-
mal and the 'vie' parties at the frat-
ernities were fun too. It gave you a
chance to see all the snow sculptures
and everybody you ever knew, besides!
'Stu' Gilmore really did a super job
on that A. T. G. entry. He deserved
second place and more too!
"Yes, thanks again for a wonderful
weekend. Certainly I'd like to go to
the 1943 Winter Carnival. That is,
provided I can sleep for a month of
Sundays between now and then!"
Let us pretend that we are again at
the Horticulture Show of 1941. We
enter the Physical Education Cage
through the south door, and a glow
of colors greet us. We walk first
through a garden where Queen Victoria
herself might have strolled. Hundreds
of Dusty Miller, coleus and other bed-
ding plants form brilliant patterns
against the green of the sod. No matter
how we enter the garden, we always
seem to end up admiring the marble
fountain which stands in the center. (It
was not real marble, but no one would
have guessed that!) And for the first
time in the history of Horticulture
Shows at Mass. State the fountain
bubbles honest-to-goodness water.
At the very rear of the cage stands
a huge shield with a cornucopia on
either side. The stripes in the shield
have been made from apples, some red,
others painted white. On top of the
shield thousands of ai-tificial flowers
have been woven to form a solid mass
of blue, with white stars in the fore-
ground. The cornucopias are filled to
overflow with vegetables and give one
a feeling of confidence in America.
On tables around the garden are dis-
plays by florists from the Valley. Some
of these displays are in the special Vic-
torian classes, while others are entered
in the regular competitions. They add
a great deal of color to the scene.
There have been some changes made
in the show this year. We notice that
all student exhibits of table arrange-
ments are missing. In fact, students
were allowed to make entries in only
one class, exhibits covering one
hundred square feet. Stockbridge men
certainly got their share of the honors.
First we see "Tropical Garden" en-
tered in informal gardens by Henry
Holihan and Victor Mushenski. For
this outstanding piece of work, well-
balanced and perfectly finished they
have received first prize. Incidentally
they broke a record by having two real
orchids in a student exhibit-.
Next we come to an exhibit put up
by J. Edward Craft, Ken Coombs and
Dean Stevens. They have won second
prize with their miniature garden,
while Francis DeVos, Morton Wilcon
and Robert Simoni have taken third
place in this class.
A window display of vegetables by
Dawson Yarnell and Michael Molitoris
gets a first, while Edward Upham and
Ossie Mills get second.
In informal gardens, Stockbridge men
took two ribbons, too. Eldon Johnson,
Ralph Blanchard and Howard Fife
coming in second and Elmer Oringer
We notice a crowd in one corner of
the cage, and we wander over to see
what the attraction is. Ah, yes, it is
the store, selling gardenias, and chry-
santhemums and corsages made to
order. Many folks leave their orders
and wander about the floor, while
others patiently wait while the cor-
sages are made. The part of the store
selling pottery and novelties is doing a
rushing business, too, and Professor
Snyder is delighted.
Next to this store is an old-fashioned
store. With peppermint sticks, barrels
of molasses and cider on display, we
feel that the spirit of the Victorian Age
has indeed been captured.
We climb to the balcony to get a
birds-eye view of the show, and as
we gaze down at the maze of colors
and designs, we think of all the work
that has gone into the planning and
building of this piece of work. We
think of how proud Eugene Putala must
be, for he was student chairman of the
show. We think how relieved Profes-
sors Blundell, Thayer, Snyder, Bayer,
and Van Meter must be to have the
thirty-second annual show go off so
smoothly. We think, too, of the Stock-
bridge students in the Division of Hor-
ticulture, and realize how tired they
must be, for it was they who did most
of the work. But as we look down at
the throng, moving about the Cage, we
know that all the time, effort and
money put into the Horticulture Show
has been infinitely well worth-while.
THE "LITTLE INTERNATIONAL" FOR 1942
The Little International's parade of
purebreds, glossed with glamour and
shrouded in swing, saw Stockbridge's
Edith Colgate invade a man's world
Saturday, March 14, at the Grinnell
Arena and sieze a sizeable share of
the spotlight by copping the coveted
"Ensminger Trophy" for premier
The two-year school's sweep of the
fifth livestock show included wins by
Bill Brookman, S '42, in sheep; Ronald
Scholz, S'42 in beef; Miss Colgate S'42
in horses and Lyman Orcutt, S '43, in
the open beef class. Only Joe Kivlin,
an ex-Stockbridge man who had trans-
ferred to State, managed to pocket
a first for M. S. C. when he took the
top honors in the swine event.
The show, draped with gaudy red,
white, and blue decorations, was ably
organized and run by Al Cowan, Jake
Brotz and PhylHs Towers, State Sen-
iors, who should be commended for the
excellent taste and originality they dis-
played in the planning of the contest.
Besides Ufting the face of the arena
with miles of bunting, installing a P. A.
system for announcements and music,
and adding such new features as an
open class of beef, a co-ed milking con-
test and a demonstration of horse pull-
ing they had the showcase stocked with
beautiful nev/ cups for the beef and
swine classes, donated by the White
Face Ranch of Shoreham, Vermont, and
J. P. Squires and Sons of Boston, and
a handsome trophy for sheep showing,
given by Cliff Clevenger of Mount
Hope Farm, Williamstown.
On Friday afternoon, 66 State and
Stockbridge students ran through eight
classes of livestock in the Judging Con-
test and gave oral reasons on four
sets one each for horsemanship, beef,
sheep and swine. Jim Ward, State
junior and late of the Norfolk Aggie
School, outpointed the whole "shoot-
ing match" by registering 549 points out
of a possible 600. He also walked away
with the blue ribbon placing in beef.
Stu Gilmore, Stockbridge senior, grab-
bed himself two medals, getting firsts
in both horses and sheep and was run-
ner up to Jim Ward in the contest
totals. A 4-H graduate, Phil Smith,
Stockbridge '42, completed the days
winnings by topping the field in the
In the colorful co-ed milking contest.
Miss Gladys Scott, State '44, beat out
eight other milkmaids to win the baby
Giant Panda doll by scampering across
the sawdust stage, drawing 50ccs. of
"moo juice" from Bay State Julie, and
scooting back in 17 seconds as the
strains of the recording "Don't let
Julia Fool Ya" reverberated through
Another novelty initiated before the
crowd packed stands, was the demon-
stration by the college teams on the
dynamometer. M. C.'ed by Professor
Fawcett, the event proved both educa-
tional and entertaining. Four teams,
two farm and two experiment, hooked
onto the machine with the big roans
from the Experiment Station ringing
the bell at 161,4 tons.
In becoming the first girl to ever
have her name inscribed on the New
England Homestead's "Ensminger Tro-
phy", Miss Colgate outshone Bill
Brookman, Ronnie Scholz and Joe Kiv-
lin in the premier showmanship event.
She proved that she was entitled to the
cup and crown by handling horses,
beef, sheep and swine with equal ease
and ability. Joe Kivlin was given sec-
ond by the judges while Ronnie Scholz
and Bill Brookman split third.
Thanks are due to the judges, Pro-
fessors Young and Dougherty from the
University of Connecticut and Mr. Clif-
ford Clevenger of Mount Hope Farms;
to Professor Heck, faculty advisor; to
Professor Parsons, for his splendid co-
operation; and to "Buckey" Walters,
Dick Nelson, Bill Smith and Claude
Koch who gave unselfishly of their
time and knowledge.
LITTLE INTERNATIONAL PLACINGS
Joseph Kivlin 1st
Peter van Alstyne 2nd
Robert Anderson 3rd
William Brookman 1st
Robert Williams 2nd
Charles Gary 3rd
Ronald Scholz 1st
Raymond Steeves 2nd
Miss Marion Thompson 3rd
Miss Edith Colgate 1st
Nicholas Caraganis 2nd
Miss Lina Dibble 3rd
Lyman Orcutt 1st
Benjamin Keyes 2nd
IMPRESSIONS OF STOCKBRIDGE '42
The teacher who expected to find
the Animal Husbandry students in
Stockbridge '42 a uniformly moderate
group was due for more than a surprise.
For me, even after 20 years of teaching,
this class provided an experience I
shall not forget.
Appproximately sixty men and two
co-eds were present at the first class
meeting, some quiet, some active, and
some as wild as the wind on a mountain
Some studied, others made the grade
without effort, and just a few made no
evident attempt to even "get by"'. This
is normal, but the noise, the confusion,
the difficulty of presenting anything
that would seem to create an interest
together made each early hour
seem long and almost useless. The
teacher tends to blame difficulties such
as these on the students, whereas he
is too often the cause of inattention.
But this was just at the beginning
and then came a gradual change. A
more serious attitude developed, per-
haps because of a desire to obtain some-
thing in return for each dollar and
hour of time expended, perhaps a wish
for a higher grade, but at least a change
and for the better. Good work in ex-
amination, in discussions, and in labora-
tory periods followed. Attention in
class, more questions from the students,
and even arguments about the merits
of the various breeds of light horses
changed the picture entirely.
For really being alive, I have never
seen the equal of this class. Of pep —
there was plenty, the spirit was top-
notch, the seriousness was above aver-
age, and the fairness just could not be
surpassed. No instructor could ever
ask for a more wide-awake or fair-
Stockbridge is a school of opportun-
ity and practically every student whom
I met had a definite purpose in mind.
Each seemed to realize that he or she
had a relatively short period in which
to obtain the information desired, and
was determined to make maximum use
of the time available.
Types, temperaments, and the pre-
vious experiences of Stockbridge stu-
dents vary greatly, and the class of '42
followed the general average. Some
knew many of the practical problems
of the farmer, while others were city
bcrn and reared. For me, teaching a
group of this kind was doubly inter-
In this class, friendliness was out-
standing. Everyone was openminded,
with no evident desire to be at all ob-
stinate. Surely, some were more in-
terested in the subject than others, per-
sonal opinions were frankly given, but
not once do I remember of a student
in this class insisting that there was
only one decision and that his was the
only correct one.
Excellent equipment in the form of
buildings and livestock is available and
the laboratory periods in Grinnell
Arena with Stockbridge '42 Animal
Husbandry students will be long re-
membered. I am sure that some will
never agree with me on the placings
of some classes of animals, and the
merits of Thoroughbreds might be
argued for hours. These decisions were
relatively unimportant. You will all
have many more serious ones to make
in the future, and I feel sure that you
will finish with a high average.
It was a real privilege to be with
you in Stockbridge '42 for a year.
Here's wishing each of you the very
best of success and happiness.
L. V. TIRRELL
Professor L. V. Tirrell was called to
service on March 6 and at the time he
wrote this article he was receiving his
Army instructions at Washington, D.C.
HORTICULTURE IN THE WAR
The six departments of the division
of horticulture are all involved in work
connected with the great war effort. A
number of the younger staff members
and some of the older ones have gone
into direct service in the Army and
Navy, and they are sorely missed as the
departments are deluged with demands
for increased service.
The great emphasis on vegetables and
fruits in the war diet, and the shortage
of transportation that makes it impera-
tive for New England to grow more of
her own food, have led to a direct ex-
pansion in commercial vegetable grow-
ing and to a great increase in demands
on the staff. Also, the Victory Gard-
ens campaign has increased tremen-
dously the calls for help in this field.
Greatly increased interest in flower
growing as an element of much-needed
recreation has placed additional bur-
dens on the staff. Our timber
resources are subjected to an unprece-
dented strain and problems in food
preservation have expanded enor-
To meet these unusual demands,
schools of gardening are being con-
ducted in the larger cities and county
schools of nutrition, gardening, and
food preservation have been organized
to train local leaders. Each trained
leader will become a local center for
information, answering questions, and
distributing literature supplied by the
Assistance is being given to wood in-
dustries with war contracts or equally
important civilian work, and the staff
stands ready to assist any woodlot
owner toward the most efficient select-
ive cutting as an aid in meeting the
fuel shortage or to keep wood-working
industries moving at capactiy. The re-
search staff in every department is
reviewing its data with a view to mak-
ing recommendations to increase pro-
duction and conserve at the same time
nitrogen needed for explosives and
manpower needed for war industries.
With the rest of the College, the
Division of Horticulture is mobilized
for war. Fortunately, it is in a position
where it can make a substantial
R. A. VAN METER,
Head, Division of Horticulture
SONS OF MASSACHUSETTS
Bay State's loyal sons are we,
In her praise our songs shall be,
'Til 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 frame;
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 all 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
It's just another Stockbridge victory.
So let the cheers ring for Stockbridge
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
BY THE HAND OF VIRTUE WE SHALL CONQUER
At the brink of desperation
Engulfed in midnight oil,
A Stockbridge student scratched his head,
And felt his brains recoil.
That fateful eve before exams — •
That last devoted stand
Before the day of reck'ning comes
And waves its wretched wand.
He bit his lips and clasped his hands
As if in solemn prayer,
Next time he'd pay attention
To one — Professor Thayer.
In contrast to his naps in class
The Monday morning stall
He now was cramming all he knew
To foil the mid-term fall.
We all are sometimes gathered by
But "putting off" is one thing sure
A student will regret.
Based on this old sad story
An addage should be set.
Results of lack of diligence
Are not easy to forget
Prepare your work — w^hat ere it be
And turn it in on time
To reap the glories Knowledge knows
As success's easy climb.
First Row: R. Williams, Strong, Mills.
Second Row: Meinke, Upham, Phelps.
PROGRAM OF COMMENCEMENT WEEK
FRIDAY, MAY 8, 1942
9:00 p. m. Commencement Promenade
SATURDAY, MAY 9, 1942
16:00 a. m. Class Day Exercises Memorial Hall
Homer O. Mills, Jr., Class President, Presiding
Class Oration Eugene C. Putala
Class History James E. Craft
Student Activity Awards Director Roland H. Verbeck
Presentation of Class Gift . . . Homer O. Mills, Jr.
School Song "Alma Mater Hail" .... The Class
Dedication of Class Tree ....
6:00 p. m. Buffet Supper and Senior Dance
SUNDAY, MAY 10, 1942 — BOWKER AUDITORIUM
2:30 p. m. Processional "Triumphal March" .... Greig
The Class "Faith of Our Fathers" . . . Hemy-Walton
Vocal Solo "Children of Men" .... Russell
Commencement Sermon — Reverend Jesse M. Trotter,
Vocal Solo "The Lord Is My Light" . . . Alviani
Emery Francis Thoren — "Choosing A Career"
The Class "America The Beautiful" .... Ward
Homer Ossian Mills, Jr.— "The Growth of An Idea"
The Class "Men of Stockbridge"
Presentation of Diplomas . . President Hugh P. Baker
Recessional "Grand March" (Aida) .... Verdi
Music by Doric Alviani, Baritone
Instructor in Music
Wilfred Hathaway, Organist and Accompanist
4:00 p. m. President's Reception to members and graduating class,
their guests, alumni, and faculty . Stockbridge House
Gilbert George Allen
Everett Edward Bartlett, Jr.
Rene Emile Beaudoin
Arthur Henry Beyer, Jr.
Ralph Lyman Blanchard
George Thomas Britt
Lincoln Augustus Brogi
William Raymond Brookman,
Frank Leroy Brown, Jr.
Robert Edward Collins
Kenneth Melzar Coombs
Norman Gerard Coumoyer
Robert Leonard Cousins
James Edward Craft
Aurelio Rocco DeLucia
Raymond Charles De Young
Lina Abigail Dibble
Burnett John Doleva
Wilson Henry Dougherty, Jr.
John Eliot Downey
Howard Alden Fife
Alvan Frederick Frank
Sheldon Leo Freschi
Charles Benjamin Gary
Charles Bromage Gibbs
Alan Edward Greenhalgh, Jr.
Charles Rider Griswold
John Mansfield Groton, Jr.
Linwood Skerry Hibbard
Henry Tyler Holihan
William Francis Hope
Forrest Edwin House
John Andrew Hunter
John Bean Hussey
Paul Randolph Jackson
Allan Clinton Johnson
Eldon Hjalmar Johnson
Harry Frederick Johnson
Leo Fred Kunan
Stanley Edward Lachut
George Edwin Ladd
Donald Stuart Lauder
Harold James Lehane
Wilfred Emil Meinke
Arthur Elmore Merriam
William Roberts Merrill
Homer Ossian Mills, Jr.
Michael Edward Molitoris
Howard Ralph Morey
Victor Anthony Mushenski
John Martin McGuane
Robert Nels Nelson
Henry Alfred Nichols
Robert Clason Nickerson
Alexander Frank Ogonowski
Elmer George Oringer
John Raphael Pace
Charles Joseph Parmor
George Norman Perry
David Lane Phelps
Charles Walter Puchalski
Eugene Charles Putala
Manuel Harding Robello
Malcolm MacKay Roberts
Carl Frederick Roehrich
Robert Joseph Ross
Ronald Emmerson Scholz
David Manly Shuker
Robert Francis Simoni
PhUip Hale Smith
Clayton Bartlett Southard
Marguerite Eleanor Strong
John Albert Taylor, Jr.
Leo Niilo Teittinen
Richard Munroe Thayer
Emery Francis Thoren
Richard Vincent Tierney
Earl Felix Tonet
Elmer Russell Treadwell, Jr.
Karl Rudy Uhlig
Edward Frank Upham
Peter Edward van Alstyne
Reed Marshall Wade
John Philip Watson
Kenneth Sanderson Williams,
Robert Hutchison Williams
Walter Roberts Williams, Jr.
Joseph Dawson Yamell
The Editors of the Shorthorn are
more than grateful to those who have
given their time and cooperation to
make this yearbook possible. We wish
to express our sincere gratitude to: —
Miss Dorothy Cooper of Howard
Wesson Co., Mr. C. A. Nichols of the
Burbank Printing Co., and Mr. H. E.
Kinsman and their asistants for their
timely advice and suggestions in re-
gard to the arrangement of pictures
and printed material.
To R. D. Hawley, L. S. Derby, L. V.
Terrill, R. A. Van Meter for their in-
teresting and appropriate articles which
To Miss Corinne T. Petit and Profes-
sor Julius H. Frandsen for the
detailed information which they so
To the Misses Katherine M. Martin
and Catherine F. Heffernan for their
assistance in checking statistics and
To Mr. John H. Vondell and Joseph
Bornstein for their special photographs.
To the club presidents and the
student body who willingly contribu-
ted information regarding various
activities on campus.
And to one so well known as "Pop"
Barrett, who by his excellent ideas
and great "push" made this 1942 Short-
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