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We dedicate this book to you 

Who now in khaki, overalls, and navy blue. 

Know what you are fighting for, 

When you make plane motors roar, 

And sweat, and toil and sometimes swear 

In heat of blazing desert's glare. 

And sail the depths of lonely sea 

Transporting guns to make men free. 

And flying all our Allied planes. 

Yet being homesick — knowing pain — 

And facing, bravely, enemy fire. 

It's you we think of — you we admire. 

What we're doing here at home 

Does not compare. 

To the sweat or the pain that you have known. 

Or the revenge you swear. 

That generations yet to come 
Won't see such hell, 
At the end of day to God, we pray 
"Help us fight well." 

Mary E. Ferris '43 


With more than five hundred graduates 
and former students today in the armed 
forces of their country, to fight the aggress- 
sions of despots who would make all free 
men slaves, the Stockbridge School of 
Agriculture and the two thousand five 
hundred students who have registered here 
since 1918 maintain a record worthy of 
the proud pages of our College history. 

These soldiers, sailors, marines, coast 
guardsmen, engineers and infantry, cavalry 
and artillery, pilots and mechanics, sea- 
man and merchant marine, all are prov- 
ing the inestimable value of a free public- 
education system to preserve the ideals of 
democracy and the American way of life. 

We are proud and grateful to be mem- 
bers of a great college family, the Land- 
Grant college group, which was brought 
into being by that prudent Vermont 
statesman, Senator Justin Morrill, whose 
name is linked forever with the national 
legislation which made this type of educa- 
tion possible for you and for me. We 
recall the great historic struggle of the 
Civil War in which the North found itself 
almost devoid of capable leaders and 
officer material to staff our Union armies, 
because most of the West Pointers and 
comparable military college graduates join- 
ed the Confederate armies. We remember 
that this was the chief reason which made 
military training a requisite part of the 
instruction program in all state agricultural 
college degree courses, when Abraham 
Lincoln signed the Land-Grant Act of 
1863, that this country should never again 
face a great national crisis without a 
trained citizenry, capable and skilled, to 
spring to its defense. 

We pay silent and sad tribute in the 
pages of this yearbook to the proud mem- 
ory of the seven young men of Stockbridge 
whose lives already have been been laid 
as a sacrifice on the eternal altars of 
Liberty. Their memories will ever remain 
with us as the School marches to Memorial 
Hall each Armistice Day and places its 
mourning wreath of remembrance beside 
the tablet recording the heroic college dead 
of other years, and these later ones whom 
we once knew as friends. 

It has been a difficult task to keep 
accurate record of the details of military 
addresses with the hundreds of changes 
which occur as troops move here and there 
over the face of this old globe. But we 
have tried to do it, and gladly so, in the 
hope that our Alumni letters, distributed 
gratis to all our Stockbridge sons in the 
service, would help to brighten the routine 
of far distant tasks by a message from 
familiar college scenes. 

And so we write our record to date, class 
by class, showing how each yearly group 
has contributed in its time and in its own 





1920 - 1 

1928 - 2 

1936 - 14 


1929 - 5 

1937 - 27 

1922 - 2 

1930 - 6 

1938 - 26 

1923 - 1 

1931 - 4 

1939 - 50 

1924 - 1 

1932 - 4 

1940 - 64 


1933 - 7 

1941 - 96 


1934 - 9 

1942 - 79 


1935 - 5 

1943 - 32 

1944 - 3 

Total - 438 - February 1, 1943. (Full 
tabulation of all names in service not yet 

Linked with the critical military needs 
of that day was a greater and more 
fundamental service to the whole life and 
growth of the young nation, then chiefly 
composed of rural folks living on the land. 
I refer to the great need that also existed 
for technical schools giving instruction 
in agriculture and home economics, to 
study the basic problems of the farm and 
home. No schools or colleges then existed 
in this country for that specific purpose. 

So, today, our Stockbridge School of 
Agriculture has graduated its hundreds, 
yes, thousands of skilled farm technicians, 
managers, and owners in its brief history 
of a quarter century, who are performing 
just as necessary a task, if not so danger- 
ous or thrilling, as are these other Stock- 
bridge sons, serving so nobly and sacri- 
ficially on the sea, the land, and in the air. 

Roland H. Verbeck 
Director of Short Courses 


Editorial Committee 

*Gilles deLeins-Ediior-in-Chief 

Myrton Davis 

Talcott Hubbard 

Priscilla Mayo 
Business Staff 

Myrton Davis-Man ag-er 

Robert Havumaki-Assistant 
Secretarial Staff 

Mary E. Ferris-5ec/-eto/-y 

Ella Garrison ] 

Mary Conlon 
Sports Staff 

Roland Taylor-Editor 
Literary Staff 

Alice Slack-Editor 

Mary Conlon-Assistant 


Statistical Staff 

Donald Morey-Editor 

Art Staff 

Herbert Fairclough-^rfj/o/- 
Harold Barclay 
Alain deLeiris 


I- Assistants 

Activities Staff 

Barbara Rafferty-Erfz/or 
Natalie Skilton 
Richard Heller J 

Photography Staff 

Priscilla Mayo-Editor 
Myrton Davis ] 

Betty Chase 
Talcott Hubbard 
Charlene Duncan 


* Elected Editor of Shorthorn, but left early in the 
Semester to enter Armed Forces 

Prof. Rollin H. Barrett 

'Pop" has just completed his twelfth year as 
faculty advisor for the Shorthorn. Even though 
the number of students became extremely low 
"Pop" kept a stiff upper Ho and met, with his 
usual calmness, every new problem and disappoint- 
ment, and came through once again with a fine 

Most of us will remember "Pop" as the man 
who acted as a father to us while we were here at 
Stockbridge. He helped us with our problems and 
properly advised us in our different actions. 

It has certainly been a pleasure to work with 
Professor Barrett, and we wish him continued 
luck for the future. 







Donald J. Schmidi: 

Donald J. Schmidt, a Horticulture major 
in the class of '43, was killed in a plane 
crash at the Corpus Christi Naval Air 
station, Texas on March 9, 1943. 

Don is the first member of our class to 
pass on and the news greatly shocked all 
of us. 

In June of last year Don went into the 
service and he spent his first three months 
at Chapel Hill, North Carolina where he 
took his preflight courses. He then was 
sent to Norman, Oklahoma where he took 
his basic training. This period was also 

three months and at its termination he 
was sent to Corpus Christi, Texas and this 
is where the crash occurred three weeks 
before he was to receive his wings. 

Don comes from New Bedford, Mass- 
achusetts and was graduated from the 
Bristol County Agricultural School. He 
completed his first semester here at Stock- 
bridge, but had to leave in January 1942 
because of ill health. 

We, his classmates of the class of '43 
dedicate this page in memory of him. 


Senior Class History 

The "Spirit of '43" carries on. Some of 
us have resisted temptations of joing the 
WAACS and Marines and others of us have 
been lucky enough to elude them for the 

Many of our classmates have gone into 
the armed services and are now scattered 
to the four corners of the earth. Others 
have realized the necessity of producing 
food and are now at work on a farm prov- 
ing that: "The ploughshare and reaper 
still call as of yore, our sons to the lure of 
the land." 

In spite of our insecurity and our ever 
decreasing number, we went to basketball 
and football games with an all out spirit 
of '43. We heartily welcomed the fresh- 

men at the reception dance in November. 

Our pigskin kickers showed what fight 
they had, as they topped one victory with 
another. The basketball season was short, 
but nevertheless, the spirit was there at 
the games. 

All of our letters from former Stock- 
bridge men on every fighting front and on 
farms all over our country, have poured 
into the Short Course Office telling us of 
the successes of our Stockbridge lads. 

Although our activities have been great- 
ly curtailed because of the reduced enroll- 
ment and wartime conditions, we have 
had a fine year and one that we shall 

Richard West Ballou "Dick" 

Hotel Stewarding 
WoUaston Alpha Tau Gamma 
Band 1,2; Dance Committees 1, 2; 
Pandocios Club 1, 2; Chairman 
Stockbridge Reception. 

We wish Dick the best of luck. 
He was one of our capable committee- 
men of Stockbridge functions. Dick 
beat out some "mean time" in the 
M. S. C. band. 
Hobbies: Music and White Mts. 

Harold Barton Barclay "Bark" 

Animal Husbandry 

Animal Husbandry Club 1, 2; 
Shorthorn Board 2. Bark, the phi- 
losopher of the Animal Husbandry 
class, was full of good advise and 
common sense. He was very often 
found drawing caricatures of the 
Hobby: Dogs. 

Vernon Vincent Bartosik "Whitey" 
Ornamental Horticulture 
Bridgeport, Ct. Alpha Tau Gamma 
Outing Club 1, Student Council 2; 
Intermural Basketball 1, 2; Varsity 
Football 1, 2; Varsity Track 1 
Stone Wall Whitey ! Seldom seen 
in Amherst over the week ends. A 
member of the famous A.T.G. Bowl- 
ing Team which rolled against the 
Faculty Team. 
Hobby: Sports. 

Daniel Updike Boone, Jr. "Danny" 
Vegetable Gardening 
Newport, R. I. Alpha Tau Gamma 
Olericulture Club 1, 2; Varsity 
Track 2; Horticulture Show 1. 
Danny's the boy from the frontier. 
Whose infectious smile wins friends 
far and near. 
Hobby: Hunting and fishing. 

Alexander Alfred Brox "Broxie" 
Dairy Manufactures 
Matheun Alpha Tau Gamma 

Broxie was one of the best fraternity 
brothers a fellow could ever wish for. 
His sparkling personality and big- 
heartedness has made him a typical 
Stockbridge lad. Don't loose your 
characteristics, Broxe, and you arfe 
bound to become a success. 

Richard Alfred Capello "Dick" 

West Newton Kappa Kappa 

Dance Committees 2 ; Newman Club 
1, 2; Horticulture Club 1; Flori- 
culture Club 1 ; Horticulture Showl2. 
Have you heard the one about — ? 
Ask Dick. He knows them all. He 
is cheerful and always ready for a 
good time. 

Rodger Edward Collins 

Animal Husbandry 
West Springfield Kappa Kappa 
Animal Husbandry Club 1; Four-H 
Club 1; Varsity Basketball 1; 
Varsity Cross Country 2; Varsity 
Track 1; Intermural Basketball 2; 
Intermural Track 1. Rodger was 
the city boy who proved that farm- 
ing could be mastered by anyone 
who really made up his mind to do 
so. He made a fine record at Stock- 
bridge and we wish him continued 
success in the future as a progressive 
Animal Husbandry man. 
Hobbies: Deer Hunting and Horses. 

Mary Elizabeth Conlon 

Westwood Tri Sigma 

Dramatics 1,2; Newman Club 1; 
Shorthorn Board 2; Floriculture 
Club 1 ; Vice President of Tri Sigma 
1941; Horticulture Show 1,2. 
Considerate Conservative. There's 
nothing that makes Mary delight and 
show her Irish Smile as a Camelia 
within her sight or Westwood within 
the mile. 
Hobby: Reading peotry. 

Dorothea Mary Connor "Doitie" 
South Hadley Tri Sigma 

Dance Committees 2; Dramatics 1,2; 
Shorthorn Board 2; Horticulture 
Show 1,2; Secretary of Tri Sigma 2; 
Floriculture Club 1; Collegian Stafif 
2; Secretary of Freshman Class. 
Dottie is a very versatile member of 
our class. She likes dancing, is a 
talented actress, and is a moving 
spirit in Tri-Sigma. Her gay wit is 
always a source of enjoyment. 

Harold Leslie Crump, Jr. "Bud" 
Dairy Manufactures 
Monument Beach 

Alpha Tau Gamma 
Dairy Club 1,2; Dance Committees 
1; Ring Committee 1,2; Student 
Council 1,2; President of Student 
Council 2; Varsity Football 2; Var- 
sity Hockey 1; Commencement 
Committee; Athletic Board. 
Bud kept our green freshmen in line, 
as president of Student Council. His 
hobby, we understand, is girls, but 
who would ever suspect it from his 
business-like attitude. 
Hobby: Jones Library. 




4-H Club 1; Poultry 2; Shorthorn 
Board 2 ; Secretary-Treasurer of Poul- 
try Club 2; French Club 1,2. 
Al is a scholar and a gentleman. He 
is well liked by his classmates because 
he is helpful and friendly. We appre- 
ciate his artistic suggestions for the 
Hobbies: Drawing and reading. 

Gilles Wiener deLeiris "Gil" 

Animal Husbandry 

Animal Husbandry Club 2; 4-H 
Club 1; Editor of Shorthorn 2; 
Secretary of French Club. Gil was, 
according to his classmates, the ofifi- 
cial answer man of his classes. He 
won the first prize given by the 
"Hood Foundation." He worked to 
make the Shorthorn a success. Be- 
fore the job was finished Gil was 
called into the armed forces. 
Hobby: Reading and hunting. 

Richard William Danckert "Dick" 
Dairy Manufactures 
Pittsfield Alpha Tau Gamma 
Dairy Club 1,2; Dance Committees 
1,2; Newman Club 1,2; Shorthorn 
Board 1, Student Council 2; Inter- 
mural Track 1.2; Varsity Basketball 
2; Varsity Football 1,2; Treasurer 
of Freshman Class; President of 
Senior Class; Historian of Alpha 
Tau Gamma; Vice President of Stu- 
dent Council; Chairman of Hell 
Week Committee. 

Oh you kid ! Stop, look, and listen - 
red hair, nice appearance, and 
golden voice. Prexy, our man about 
town, played a prominent part in all 
of our school activities. 
Hobby: Music. 

Roy Myrton Davis, Jr. "Scoop" 
Billerica Alpha Tau Gamma 
Dance Committees 2 ; Business Man- 
ager of Shorthorn Senior year; Short- 
horn 1; Collegian 1,2; Floriculture 
Club 1; Horticulture Show 1. 
"Myrt", also called "Scoop", because 
of his work on the "Collegian" and 
Shorthorn, is an ambitious go-getter. 
He has been active in all school 
affairs. As a photography enthusiast, 
he has taken pictures at most of the 
school functions. 
Hobby: Photography. 

Russell Oliver Dean " Russ" 

Animal Husbandry 

Animal Husbandry Club 1,2,; 4-H 
Club 1,2; Intermural Basketball 1,2. 
Russ was that handsome fellow who 
keeps his eye out for vacant seats in 
Convocation. He was the livestock 
judge of the class and a first rate 
Hobby: Collecting Menu. 

John Joseph Devine "Jack" 

Dairy Manufactures 
Medford Kappa Kappa 
Dairy Club 1,2; Newman Club 1,2. 
Jack is a handsome lad and keeps 
the girls in whirls. He is a diligent 
worker and a human factory of ideas. 
Hobby: Hunting. 

Herbert Sherman Fairclough, Jr. 
"Herb" Ornamental Horticulture 

Shorthorn Board 2; Horticulture 
Club 1; Horticulture Show 1. 
Ask Herb if you want to know the 
answers — especially on Hort. walks. 
Blundy's right hand man. Herb is 
also very talented artistically and 
likes to dance and ski. 
Hobby: Skiing. 

Mary Edwina Ferris "Mana" 

Orr's Island, Maine Tri Sigma 
Dramatics 1,2; Shorthorn Board 2; 
Secretary of Shorthorn 2; Secretary 
of Senior Class. 

There are some people who seem to 
make friends with everyone. Mary 
is one of these. She has a good word 
and a smile for all. We understand 
Mary is very interested in the out- 
come of the war as far as France is 

Hobby: Postcards, 

Dwight Herman Frohloff "Al" 
Dairy Manufactures 

Dairy Club 1,2; Athletic Council; 

Assistant Manager of Basketball 1; 

Manager of Basketball 2; Vice 

President Dairy Club 2. 

Al is always punctual, conscientious 

and shows a great deal of interest 

in his work. 

Hobby: Hunting and fishing. 

Richard Stanley Going "Dick" 
Dairy Manufactures 
Richford, Vt. Alpha Tau Gamma 
Dick has an engaging personality 
and he believes that "Virtue" is its 
own reward. He is the fellow who 
was found asleep in the locker room 
during dairy lab. 

Robert Emmet Hall "Bob" 

Animal Husbandry 

Animal Husbandry Club 1; Inter- 
mural Baseball 1; Varsity Track 1. 
Bob is a "back-home" boy; a Jersey 
cattle booster. He follows the activi- 
ties of the New York Giants, the 
New York Rangers and reads Wild 
and Woolly West magazines. 
Hobby: Sports. 

Robert Victor Havumaki " Havie" 

Animal Husbandry 
Hubbardston Alpha Gau Gamma 
Animal Husbandry Club 1,2; 4-H 
Club 1,2; Shorthorn Board 2; 
Second prize — "Hood Foundation." 
Havie was one of the brains of the 
Animal Husbandry class and an out- 
standing Stockbridge man. One of 
the "bungalow boys", he knows his 
chickens and square dancing. He 
has a friendly smile for everyone. 
Hobby: Square dancing. 

Malcolm Edward Hawley "Mac" 
Animal Husbandry 
Readville Alpha Tau Gamma 

Animal Husbandry Club 1; Short- 
horn Board 1. Mac was the boy 
whom everyone saw as the typical 
man about town. A true friend to 
everyone and personality de luxe. 
His heart is in farming, but his 
destiny was in the air corps, so 
"keep 'em flying" Mac, but don't 
forget. Agriculture needs good men 
Hobby: Skiing. 

Richard Sargeant Henry "Dick" 


Poultry Club 1,2; Varsity Track 2; 
President of Poultry Club Senior year; 
Collegian reporter for Poultry Club. 
Dick, a "feather merchant", is an 
authority on Capons. He has a good 
sense of humor and is a friendly 
member of the class. 


Eunice Ruth Higgins 

North Hadley 

Dramatics 2; Shorthorn Board 2; 

Horticulture Show. 

Eunice once said, "The best time to 

get a man is after he has eaten." 

She must have known what she was 

talking about; because, she, the 

baby of our class, was the first to 

be married. 

Hobby: Collecting. 

Talcott Hubbard "Tal" 

Animal Husbandry 
Bloomfield, Ct. Alpha Tau Gamma 
Dance Committees 1,2; Shorthorn 
Board 2 ; Student Council 1 ; Varsity 
Football 1; Intermural Basketball 
1,2; President of Alpha Tau Gamma; 
Vice President of Senior class. 
President of Alpha Tau Gamma, Tal 
has shown his abilities as a leader. 
He was active in sports and a pop- 
ular student. 
Hobby Baseball. 

Charles Jagger, Jr. "Charlie" 

Dairy Manufactures 
Auburn Alpha Tau Gamma 
"Charlie" is usually seen in his 
"Chevy" roadster. 
Hobby: Photography. 

Arthur Eugene Kaye "Art" 

Dairy Manufactures 
Springfield Alpha Tau Gamma 
Dairy Club 1,2; Intermural Baseball 
1; Treasurer of Alpha Tau Gamma. 
Art was Springfield's contribution to 
Stockbridge. He has done a fine job 
as a student and also as treasurer of 
Alpha Tau Gamma. As another 
dairy maid. Art certainly knows his 
business. Hobbies: Bowling, Swim- 
ming and Jones Library. 

Frank Ellsworth Kramer, Jr. 

West Rozbury Kappa Kappa 
Poultry Club 2; Cross Country 1, 2; 
Varsity Track 1, 2; Captain of track 
and Varsity cross country teams. 
He worked hard to keep this sport 
alive in spite of the dwindling ranks 
of classmates. His fellow poultry 
majors say he is friendly, but "very 

Hobby: "Nich's Happy Hour", 
Tyngsborough, Mass. 

Paul Seth Marsoubian "Pauly" 
Vegetable Gardening 
Watertown Kappa Kappa 

Dramatics 1,2; Intermural Basket- 
ball 1; Varsity Football 2; Historian 
of Kappa Kappa. 
Commedian, actor in our play. Dr. 
I. Q. at Convocation. Paul made us 
all laugh. He says he is a woman 
hater, but we don't believe anyone 
with his sense of humor could be. 
Hobby: Writing. 

Leonard Anthony Martinsen 

Dairy Manufactures 
Sandusky, Ohio Alpha Tau Gamma, 
Dairy Club 2; Treasurer of Senior 
class; Secretary of Alpha Tau Gamma 
" Still waters run deep. " Inpeccable, 
conscientious, retiring, and very well 
iiked is Lenny, Treasurer of our class. 

Priscilla Louise Mayo "Prissy" 

Billerica Tri Sigma 

Dramatics 1,2; Shorthorn Board 2; 
Horticulture Show 1; Floriculture 
Club 1; Photography Editor of 

Prissy is the one whose pleasant man- 
ner has won the friendship of both 
students and faculty. She has con- 
tributed greatly to the informal 
pictures in our yearbook. We know 
that she will never grow flowers just 
for money, for she really loves them. 
Hobby: Photography and People. 

Christo Mellas "Chris" 

Hotel Stewarding 

Pandocio Club 1,2; Intermural 
Basketball 1; Varsity Basketball 2; 
Varsity Football 1. 
A member of the dwindling group of 
hotel majors. He was one of our 
representatives in athletics. 
Hobby: Sports. 

George Ernest Monroe 

"Maggots" Poultry 


Varsity Track 2; Intermural Basket 
ball 1,2. 

Maggots, the class sleeper, like to 
debate with the Profs. He often took 
the class and professor by surprise of 
suddenly awakening and making an 
intelligent or amusing remark. 
Hobby: Women. 

Donald Roger Morey "Don" 

Animal Husbandry 
Sturbridge Kappa Kappa 

4-H Club 1,2; Shorthorn Board 2; 
Student Council 2; Varsity Track 
1,2; President of Kappa Kappa; 
Vice President of 4-H Club 2. 
Don is the third and last Morey 
brother to attend Stockbridge. He 
was elected President of Kappa 
Kappa early in the year, taking Bob 
Raymond's place. He has had an 
active interest in the 4-H Club, 
Shorthorn and Track team. 

Herbert Morgan "Morg" 

Dairy Manufactures 
Arlington Kappa Kappa 

Dairy Club 1,2; Freshman Class 
President, Student Council 2; Rush- 
ing Chairman of Kappa Kappa 2. 
Herb, a rather quiet lad, devoted his 
energy to his studeis and to the 
activities of the school. 
Hobby: Wrestling. 

Donald Martin McNair "Don" 

Dairy Manufactures 
Medford Kappa Kappa 

Varsity Hockey 1 ; Vice president of 
Kappa Kappa. 

"Don" with his red hair and jokes 
was a bright spark among the dairy 
maids. He has been an active mem- 
ber of Kappa Kappa. 
Hobby: Photography. 

Frederick Langdon Nelson "Bud" 
Animal Husbandry 
Worcester Alpha Tau Gamma 
Animal Husbandry Club 2; Varsity 
Football 1,2. 

Bud was the mechanical engineer of 
the Animal Husbandry class. His 
interest in trucks and caterpillars 
will certainly revolutionize the old 
way of farming. A .progressive 
farmer is an asset to this country, so 
"keep 'em roUin' ", Bud, and don't 
forget what you learned in Aggie 
Hobby: Tractors. 


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Wilson Henry Pratt "Bill" 

Animal Husbandry 
Pownal, Vermont 

Animal Husbandry Club 1,2; 4-H 
Club 2; Intermural Basketball 1,2. 
Prattle is one of our Green Mt. Boys. 
An ardent admirer of Hedy Lamarr. 
One of the Bungalow Boys who is 
settling for "Sunrise Acres". 
Hobby: Square Dancing. 

Barbara Marion Rafferty "Barb" 
Holyoke Tri Sigma 

Dramatics 2; Shorthorn Board 2; 
Horticulture Show 1, 2; Treasurer 
of Tri Sigma 2. 

Barbara has a sparkling smile, a 
peaches and cream complexion, and 
is the envy of all the girls for her 
beautiful argyle sweater and sox. 
No one in the Floriculture or Horti- 
culture class will forget those deli- 
cious cinnamon rolls you brought, 

Alice Robinson Slack "Al" 

North Amherst Tri Sigma 
Shorthorn Board 1,2; Floriculture 
Club 1; President of Tri Sigma 
Sorority 2; Collegian 1,2; Horti- 
culture Show 1,2; Literary Editor 
cf Shorthorn. 

Alice appears to be one of our quiet 
girls but don't let that decieve you, 
for beneath her reserve lies an inter- 
esting and appealing personality 
which becomes evident shortly after 
you have met her. Alice's one real 
joy is being with her family and we 
can't blame her for that. 

Arthur Edward Staples "Art" 

Poultry Club 1, 2. 
One member of the exclusive group 
of poultry majors is "Orphy." He 
commuted from Northarnpton 
(where the Waves are now stationed.) 

Warren Loran Shaw 

Animal Husbandry 
Dracut Kappa Kappa 

Animal Husbandry Club 1; Varsity 
Basketball 1, 2; Intermural Basket- 
ball 1. 

Warren has been a bright spark in 
the Animal Husbandry class for the 
past two years. He is famous for his 
singing serenades and mischievous 
ways. Most of us, however, have 
never heard our second "Bing 
Crosby" sing. 
Hobby: Singing. 

Melvin George Sher "Mel" 


Poultry Club 1,2; Manager of Cross 
Country 2; Manager of Winter 
Track 2. 

The "youngster" of the poultry class 
studies hard. Mel is good natured 
and friendly — a Jamaica Plain prod- 
cut who likes to bowl and play pool. 

George Gregory Sidelinger 

"Count" Animal Husbandry 


Animal Husbandry Club 1,2; Chris- 
tian Federation 2; Dance Commit- 
tees 1; Shorthorn Board 1,2; Aux- 
iliary fireman on campus; Active 
Member of Emerson Fellowship. 
Count Gregory is the chap you saw 
rushing from class to class balanced 
on a two wheeled velocipede. He 
was not only a good student, but 
also had many outside interests. He 
is one of the more conscientious mem- 
bers of our class with a sense of 
humor besides. 

Hobby : Co-related file and notebook 
system for farm ideas and articles. 

John Whitaker Stearns 

Vegetable Gardening 
Newtonville Kappa Kappa 
Olericulture Club 2; Secretary- 
Treasurer of Olericulture Club; 
Treasurer of Kappa Kappa. 
John, a true student, is reserved, but 
well liked by those who know him. 
Some of us wish that we had known 
him better. 
Hobby: Swimming and bowling. 

Dean Lanman Stevens "Red" 

Plymouth Alpha Tau Gamma 
Student Council 1,2; Intermural 
Basketball 1,2; Varsity Football 1,2; 
Secretary of Student Council; Vice 
President of Alpha Tau Gamma; 
Captain of Football. 
Dean can tell you that black is whita 
with a perfect "poker face." Wher-^ 
ever there is any fun he is in the 
midst of it. A very likable member 
of the class. 

Hobby: Hunting. 

Roland Francis Taylor "Tarzan" 
Animal Husbandry 
Hudson Alpha Tau Gamma 
Animal Husbandry Club 2; 4-H 
Club 2 ; Shorthorn Board 2 ; Varsity 
Football 2; Varsity Hockey 1; Var- 
sity Track 1; House Manager of 
A.T.G.; Manager of Football; Man- 
ager of Hockey 1 ; Secretary of Ath- 
letic Board; Little International 

Tarzan was one of the An. Hus. boys 
who really took his work to heart. 
Participating in all An. Hus. activ- 
ities, he certainly did a swell job. 
We sincerely wish him the best of 
luck and hope that he may find the 
record breaking Holsteins that will 
put him out in front as a successful 
Dairy Farmer. 
Hobby: Football. 

Charles Henry Tryon "Chuck" 

Animal Husbandry 
South Glastonbury, Conn. 

Alpha Tau Gamma 
Animal Husbandry Club 1,2; 4-H 
Club 2; Student Council 2; Inter- 
mural Basketball 2; Varsity Foot- 
ball 1,2; Vice President of freshman 
class; Vice President of Animal Hus- 
bandry Club. 

Chuck was one of the few Connecti- 
cut Yankees in The Stockbridge 
School of Agriculture. A hard worker 
and a friend of all, he has made a fine 
record in the past two years. Keep up 
the good work. Chuck, and you will 
be another successful "nutmegger." 
Hobby: Sports. 

Richard Colburn Warnock 

"Dick" Animal Husbandry 


Animal Husbandry Club 1; 4-H 
Club 2; Intermural Basketball 2. 
Dick was one of the most likeable 
boys in the Animal Husbandry class. 
As an An. Hus. man he was tops too. 
With his perseverance and character 
we are confident that he will be a 
success in the field of agriculture. 
Keep up the good work, Dick and 
stick to the Shorthorns. 
Hobby: Square dancing. 


Charles Gunn, Vice Pres. ; Charlene Duncan, Sec. ; Charles Burbank, Pres. ; 

Edmund Kieltyka, Treas. 

Freshman Class History 

There is always plenty of concern and curiosity 
about the Freshman Class. At the opening convo- 
cation the Seniors pretend to be calm and usually 
a little bored, even though they are very much 
interested in every single freshman. It would not 
be many days before the freshman were taking 
ribbings about hats etc. as freshman always have. 

They took the long feared pond parties and silly 
pranks with a grin and were not afraid to come back 
for more (deep down in side was the thought of 
when they would be seniors). There was plenty of 
fun and spirit at the hat rush, for it was the only 
time they could get back at the seniors in a friendly 
way. There was good attendance at the dances even 
though the freshmen were intent on studies. Due 
to the size of the class there was hot a very large 

number going out for sports. The football season 
was the best that Stockbridge has ever had and five 
members of the team received their letters. 

Every freshman was anxious to start placement 
Where do we go? What are the hours? How about 
placement on the college farm? These were only a 
few of the questions brought up by everybody. 
Although the quantity decreased, the quality was 
maintained, for they were proud of their small, but 
ambitious class. The high standard of work and 
play was kept right until placement. 

The freshmen will be much wiser after their six 
months of training and we hope they will not for- 
get the joys and sorrows of the freshman year 
We feel confident that they will keep up the tradi- 
tions of Stockbridge by enjoying a year of good, 
clean fun and hard work. Good luck class of '44. 




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Hugh Potter Baker 

D. Oec, LL D. 

President of Massachusetts 

State College 

Born 1878. B. S., Michigan State 
College, 1901, M. F., Yale Univer- 
sity, 1904, D. Oec, University of 
Munich, 1910, LL. D., Syracuse 
University, 1933. Spent several years 
with U. S. Forest Service examing 
public lands in Central Idaho, 
Wyoming, Nebraska; field studies 
in New Mexico, Washington, Oregon. 
Assistant Professor of Forestry, Iowa 
State College, 1904-07; Professor of 
Forestry and Forester in the Experi- 
ment Station, Penn. ' State College, 
1907-12. Dean and Professor of 
Silviculture, New York State Col- 
lege of Forestry, 1912-20. Executive 
Secretary, American Paper and Pulp 
Association, 1920-28. Manager 
Trade Association Department, 
Chamber of Commerce of the United 
States, 1928-30. Dean, New York 
State College of Forestry, 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. President of M.S.C., 

To Students of the Stockbridge School : 

As men and women training for service in one of the three 
great American armies fighting for allied victory, may I 
congratulate you as you complete training which has fitted 
you for leadership in the field of agriculture. 

It has been pointed out to you before, but let me point it 
out again, that victory of arms alone cannot win this war. 
The army on the production lines in the factories and the 
army producing food are in their way just as important, just 
as fundamentally essential to final defeat of the Axis. 

It is no accident that of the necessities of life, food is listed 
first. Fundamental to all human urges and desires is the 
necessity for nourishment. In taking your place in the food 
producing army, you can look for no spectacular service. 
You will win no medals. But your heroism and self-sacrifice 
will mean just as much to the success of the allied armies in 
this war as the heroic deeds of our young men and women 
overseas in the battle areas. 

As you are about to enter upon your service to your 
country in its time of great trial, remember that the satis- 
faction of your important job well done is the goal for which 
you will strive in the months and years to come. 



Doric Alviani, M.Ed. — Instructor in Music. 

Lorin E. Ball, B.S. — Instructor in Physical Educa- 
Luther Banta, B.S. — Assistant Professor of Poultry 

Rollin H. Barrett, M.S. — Professor of Farm Man- 
Lyle L. Blundell, B.S. — Professor of Horticulture. 
*Richard M. Colwell, M.S. — Instructor in Economics. 

Mrs. Gladys M. Cook, M.S. — Instructor in Home 

Carl J. De Boer, Ph.D. — Assistant Professor of 

Llewellyn L. Derby B.S. — Assistant Professor of 

Physical Education. 
Lawrence S. Dickinson, M.S. — Assistant Professor 

of Agrostology. 
Clyde W. Dow, M.S. — Instructor in English. 
*Charles N. DuBois, M.A. — Instructor in English. 
Evelyn B. Ellms, B.S., M.D. — Assistant Professor 

of Hygiene. 
John N. Everson, M.S. — Assistant Professor of 


William H. Fitzpatrick, B.S. — Assistant Professor 

of Horticultural Manufactures. 

*Richard C. Foley, M.S. — Assistant Professor of 

Animal Husbandry. 

Julius H. Frandsen, M.S. A. — Professor of Dairying 
and Head of Department. 

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

and Plant Breeding. 

*Emory E. Grayson, B.S. — Director of Placement 


Margaret Hamlin, B.A. — Placement Officer for 
I Women. 

Marshall C. Heck, M.S. — Assistant Professor of 

Animal Husbandry. 

Curry S. Hicks, B.Pd., M.Ed. — Professor of Physi- 
cal Education and Head of the Division of Physical 


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

S. Church Hubbard, — Assistant Professor of Flori- 

Walter O. Johnson, B.S. — Manager of Dining Hall. 

Karol J. Kucinski, M.S. — Technical Assistant in 


William H. Lachman, M. S. — Instructor in Vege- 
table Gardening. 
John B.Lentz, A.B., V.M.D. — Professor of Veter- 
inary Science and Head of Department. 

Harry G. Lindquist, M.S. — Assistant Professor of 

Adrian H. Lindsey, Ph.D. — Professor of Agricul- 
tural Economics and Head of Department of Agri- 
lural Economics and Farm Management. 

Miner J. Markuson, B.S. — Assistant Professor of 

Agricultural Engineering. 

Oreana A. Merriam, M.S. — Assistant Professor of 

Home Economics. 
William H. Moss, B.S. — Instructor in English. 
John B. Newton, — Instructor in Agricultural Engi- 
Ransom C. Packard, M.S. — Assistant Professor of 

Raymond T. Parkhurst, Ph. D. — Professor of Poul- 
try Husbandry and Head of Department. 
*Earnest M. Parrott, Ph.D. — Instructor in Chemistry. 
John J. Powers, Jr., B. S. — Instructor in Horti- 
cultural Manufactures. 
Clarence H. Parsons, M.S. — Assistant Professor of 
Animal Husbandry and Superintendent of Farm. 
George F. Pushee — Instructor in Agricultural Engi- 
*Arnold D. Rhodes, M.F. — Instructor in Forestry. 
Victor A. Rice, M.Agr. — Professor of Animal Hus- 
bandry and Head of Department, Head of Division 

of Agriculture. 
J. Harry Rich, M.F. — Assistant Professor of Forestry. 
Oliver C. Roberts, M. S. — Assistant Professor of 


Joseph R. Rogers, Jr. — Instructor in Swimming. 

Donald E. Ross, B.S. — Instructor in Floriculture 

and Greenhouse Foreman. 

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

Frank R. Shaw, Ph.D. — Instructor in Entomology 

and Beekeeping. 
Edna L. Skinner, M.A. — Professor of Home Eco- 
nomics, Head of Division, Adviser of Women. 
Samuel P. Snow, B.L.A. — Instructor in Horticular. 
Grant B. Snyder, M.S. — Professor of Vegetable 
Gardening and Head of Department. 
Thomas Sproston, Jr., Ph.D. — Assistant Professor 

of Botany. 
Ruth Stevenson. M.S. — Physical Director for 

William H. Tague, B.S. — Assistant Professor of 
Agricultural Engineering. 
Charles H. Thayer — Assistant Prof essor of Agronomy. 
Clark L. Thayer, B.S. — Professor of Floriculture 
and Head of Department. 
Alden P. Tuttle, M.S. — Assistant Professor of 

Vegetable Gardening. 
Ralph A. Van Meter, Ph. D.— Professor of Pom- 
ology and Head of Department, Head of Division 

of Horticulture. 
H. Leland Varley, M.A. — Instructor in English. 
John H. Vondell — Instructor in Poultry Husbandry 
and Foreman of Poultry Plant. 
Karl W. Woodward, M.F. — Instructor of Forestry. 
John M. Zak, M.S.— Instructor in Agronomy. 
*0n leave of absence for military service. 

Director of 
Stockbridge School of Agriculture 


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





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One of the most important phases in student 
life at Stockbridge is the Student Council. The 
members of this Council have the responsibility of 
planning convocation, arranging graduation cere- 
monies, helping bewildered Freshmen and, above 
all, voicing the opinion of the student body con- 
cerning school proceedings. This year, the Council 
under the able leadership of Harold Crump, has 
creditably conducted the affairs of Stockbridge 

Harold Crump, President; Richard Danckert, 
Vice President; Dean Stevens, Secretary; and 
Charles Tryon, Talcott Hubbard, Vernon Bartosik, 
Donald Morey, Charles Burbank, Edward Kelly, 
Anthony De Souza. 


Stockbridge School of Agriculture 
Honorary Scholastic Society 

For the seventh year, the editors of the Short- 
horn are pleased to pay tribute to those students 
of the graduating class, who by virtue of their 
outstanding scholastic records have won for 
themselves places on the scroll of our honorary 
scholastic society, Stosag. 

Stosag is a contraction taken from the name 
Stockbridge School of Agriculture 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 below 70 is required. 
Placement training grades are used to guide the 
Faculty Advisor Committee in making selections, 
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. 



Myrton Davis — Business Manager of Shorthorn 
Dorothea Connor — Dramatics - Shorthorn Staff 
Priscilla Mayo — Dramatics - Shorthorn Staff 


Mary Conlon — Dramatics 

Mary Ferris — Dramatics - Shorthorn 

Herbert Fairclough — Shorthorn Staff 

Barbara Rafferty — Dramatics - Shorthorn Staff 

Alice Slack — Dramatics - Shorthorn Staff 


With the opening of the fall term, Tri Sigma, 
with fewer Freshman members than the year before, 
began what turned out to be a pleasant and most 
enjoyable year. 

During November the sorority was invited to 
hold its annual supper party at Miss Hamlin's 
home in Amherst. 

We were entertained at Christmas by Professor 
and Mrs. Alden Tuttle. Supper was served and 
Santa Clause helped in the exchange of gifts. 

In January, an abundance of snow and an over- 
flowing treasury led to a successful sleigh ride over 
the country roads of Amherst and Cushman with 
Professor and Mrs. Tuttle as chaperones and Sarris' 
at the end of the line. 

For change of diet, in February, an informal dance 
was held in Memorial Hall with music furnished by 
top orchestras, courtesy of a victrola. Professor and 
Mrs. Barrett and Professor and Mrs. Roberts as 
chaperones with the dance committee ably headed 
by Mary Conlon, made this and enjoyable evening. 

The year's activities closed with our annual ban- 
quet for alumnae and members which was held 
March 21 at the Lord Jeffrey Inn. Miss Hamlin, 
sorority advisor, was guest of honor and we were 
very fortunate to have six alumnae join us. 


President Alice Slack 

Vice President Charlene Duncan 

Secretary Dorothea Connor 

Treasurer Barbara Rafferty 

Mary Conlon Priscilla Mayo 

Dorothea Connor Barbara Rafferty 

Mary Ferris Alice Slack 

Betty Chase Ella Garrison 

Charlene Duncan Natalie Skilton 


The year 1942-43 will be cherished dearly in the 
minds and hearts of Alpha Tau Gamma men in 
years to come. 

The local chapter enjoyed a year long to remem- 
ber under the able guidance of "Pop" Barrett, and 
President Tal Hubbard. 

With the turning of the leaves last fall, the senior 
members made ready for another grand year. 

The annual smoker was held for the Freshmen of 
the school and numerous "Vic" parties followed 
throughout the year. 

The annual banquet and dance was held Saturday 
evening February 13 at the Lord Jeffrey Inn. All 
members of the house attended and a good time 
was had by all. 

MEMBERS - 1943 

Dean Stevens 
Robert Kempenaar 
Malcolm Hawley 
Arthur Kaye 
Harold Crump, Jr. 
Charles Tryon 
Leonard Martinsen 
Richard Danckert 
Richard Ballou 
Robert Havumaki 
Charles Jagger 
Talcott Hubbard 

Robert Hall 
Duncan Urquhart 
Richard Young 
Alexander Brox 
Roland Taylor 
Donald Schmidt 
Vernon Bartosik 
Myrton Davis 
Fred Nelson 
Daniel Boone 
Robert Brennan 

OFFICERS - 1943 

President Talcott Hubbard 

Vice President Dean Stevens 

Secretary Leonard Martinsen 

Treasurer Arthur Kaye 

Seargent-at-Arms Charles Tryon 

House Manager Roland Taylor 

Historian Richard Danckert 

Lawton Dings 
Charles Burbank 
Edward Kelly 
Lawrence Gaeta 
Charles Philbrook 
Arthur Standish 
Richard Freeman 

- 1944 
Richard Danielson 
Tony De Souza 
Donald Young 
Robert Toshack 
William Moulton 
Maurice Schindler 


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As the year began, a senior delegation of slightly 
more then a handful returned to Kappa Kappa. 
Immediately this group went to work, redecorating 
and refurnishing the house. 

After presenting its annual "Smoker", Kappa 
Kappa obtained a good sized Freshman delegation, 
plus a few Seniors. 

Kappa Kappa looked forward to a strong year, 
but World War II became intensified. 

First, President Robert Raymond heard the call. 
Then slowly the delegation began to peter out, as 
members went forth for the salvation of Democracy. 

Toward the end of the year a sparse, but deter- 
mined, delegation of Seniors was left to carry on 
to the end of the year. 

With the future full of uncertainty and doubt. 
Kappa Kappa will remain, stained in the minds of 
each member, a pleasant, joyful memory. 

OFFICERS - 1943 

Robert Raymond President 

Donald Morey Vice-President 

Raymond Roak Secretary 

John Stearns Treasurer 

Paul Marsoubian Historian 

Richard Capello House Manager 

John Devine House Marshal 

OFFICERS - 1944 

Louis Amell President 

Edmund Kieltyka Vice-President 

Norman Brunner Secretary 

Robert Sutton Treasurer 

Lawrence Nixon Historian 

Arthvu: Peabody . . House Manager and Marshal 

MEMBERS - 1943 

Frank Kramer 
Warren Shaw 
Donald McNair 
Richard Capello 
Rodger Collins 
John Devine 

Donald Morey 
Herbert Morgan 
Robert Raymond 
Raymond Roak 
John Stearns 
Paul Marsoubian 

MEMBERS - 1944 

Robert Sutton 
Chester Kulisa 
Norman Brunner 
Lawrence Nixon 
Paul Pelland 
Howard Crowell 
Nathaniel Wade 
Louis Amell 
Robert Gould 

William Ramsay 
William Holmberg 
Charles Carroll 
George Murray 
Arthur Peabody 
Edmund Kieltyka 
Richard Walsh 
Robert Somers 
Albert Snyder 


The results of war activities, had its effect on this 
campus even to the extent of cramping the style 
that was set in previous years of the Animal Hus- 
bandry Club. The rationing of gasoline made it 
extremely difficult to get the services of the usual 
outside speakers. The call of the armed services 
depleted the ranks of State students, but Stock- 
bridge was well represented in all of the club's 

Even with the shortages, the club continued with 
its meetings and had many speakers from the faculty 
and Extension Service. 

The Little International Livestock Show was 
conducted on a much smaller scale than last year's 

splendid show. However, those that took part did 
a good job and made a creditable showing, especially 
the Stockbridge students. 

The Agriculture Frolic, a barn dance, was put on 
by the club and made an enjoyable evening way 
back when snow was flying and entertainment was 


President James Ward 

Vice-President ■ . . . . Charles Tryon 

Secretary Gregory Sidelinger 

Treasurer Raymond Steeves 


The 4-H Club is one of the most active groups on 
the Campus. Many former 4-H Club members who 
wanted to keep their 4-H ties, joined this club. 
Once a month we met at the Farley Club House and 
enjoyed speakers, plays, dancing, and refreshments. 

Mr. Walker, Assistant State Club Leader, was our 
advisor until he left to go back to Ohio at which 
time Mr. H. M. Jones, State Club Leader took over. 
Mr. Joy was always willing to give a hand with the 
dancing and games. We were very fortunate to have 
the aid and support of these men. 

We had several distinguished speakers during the 
year. The group was privileged to hear Mr. T. A. 
Erickson, former Minnesota State Club Leader, Mr. 
Fred Sievers, Director of the Experiment Station, 
Mr. Willard Munson, Director of the Extension 
Service, and our own "Pop" Barrett. 

The officers for 1943 include: 

President Elmer C'app 

Vice-President Richard Walsh 

Secretary Barbara Bemis 

Treasurer Betty Mentzer 


The first meeting was held on December 15, 1942. 
A large group was present, and for entertainment 
our congenial friend, "Pop" Barrett, showed us 
movies of scenes around campus. Officers were 
elected as follows: 

President Richard S. Henry S.S.A. '43 

Vice-President . . . George Caldwell M.S.C. '44 
Secretary- Treasury . . . Alain deLeiris S.S.A. '43 

Chairman of Program Committee 

James Burke S.S.A. '44 

Chairman of Refreshment Committee 

Richard Brown M.S.C. '46 

The second meeting was held January 13, 1943. 
A good sized group showed up, and were given a 

talk on the Highlights of the Control of Several 
Poultry Diseases, by Dr. Henry Van Roekel, Chief 
of the Veterinary Laboratory at Massachusetts 
State College. At this meeting we voted to continue 
our membership in the National Collegiate Poultry 
Science Club. 

Whenever a group is promised food they usually 
show up. This was the case with our annual banquet 
where a group of over thirty enjoyed a good meal 
and an entertainment period. Professor Victor A. 
Rice gave a very interesting talk on people. The 
program was then supplemented by games and a 
short one act play by the poultry short course. All 
in all, the Poultry Club had a short but successful 


This year's dramatic work was something new in 
the history of Stockbridge plays. One play was 
used, and four performances of it were given. For 
a number of reasons the usual program of a long 
play, which served as one night's entertainment, 
had to be abandoned. The expense in time for the 
actors already working in an accelerated schedule 
seemed too great a responsibility. 

The first performance of A Mad Breakfast showed 
to the Stockbridge Convocation audience what can 
happen in a quiet boarding house when a practical 
joker persuades a visitor that he's not in a boarding 
house but a private insane hospital. The guest is 
forced to eat the landlady's best food, to pose for his 
portrait, to take part in a seance, and to play 
villian opposite a knife-throwing amateur actress. 
In the end he barely escapes the matrimonial 
clutches of the maid. 

That first performance went very well; but it 
was only a starter. The next week the whole show, 
scenery and all, was moved to the High School for 
performance before a delighted, and delightful 
audience who were eager to be attentive and keen 
to be amused. Then, ten days later, back in Bowker, 
the U.S.O. program opened with the play. And 
fotir days after that, the last show was given to the 
local Eastern Star Lodge — and the season was over. 

When it was over the cast had a feeling of real 
trouping. They knew what it was to work on a 
stage so smal^ that one had to take turns breathing, 
or to 'stage whisper' in an auditorium so three 

hundred people could hear. They learned how to 
ad lib, and to fake a cue. They all leamea every 
one else's part — and the changes in the cast from 
beginning to end, because of illnesses, the Army, 
and, even a wedding, were sudden enough so that 
from one performance to another you couldn't be 
sure who would be on the stage. And all perform- 
ances were good. The freshmen who helped at wall- 
papering or moving, the seniors who lent clothes, 
the director and Charlie Schauwecker, who were 
infected by the enthusiasm, but most of all the 
cast, who really worked — all of them had so lively 
a time that they won't forget A Mad Breakfast for 
a long time. 


Mrs. Simpkins Mary Conlon 

Lizzie Eunice Higgins 

Alice Slack 

Miss Brown Dorothea Connor 

R. Jones Louis Amell 

Mr. Roberts Arthur Standish 

Howard Crowell 

Miss Smith Barbara Rafiferty 

Mrs. Hill Mary Ferris 

Mr. Hill Paul Marsoubian 

Miss (Mr.) Green Priscilla Mayc 

Richard Walsh 
Mr. Long Arthur Peabody 

Arthur Standish 


The ever-popular Freshman Reception tooK 
place at the Memorial Hall on Friday evening 
November 20, 1942. Bob Miller and his orchestra 
kept the socialites swinging, swaying, jumping, 
and jiving from eight to eleven. 

This was the Freshmen's first social event, and 
it gave them an opportunity to get acquainted 
with their classmates and the Seniors. The average 
Freshman member at Stockbridge finds it hard to 
meet and make friends because of the many differ- 
ent majors in the courses. Their daily contacts 
are so brief that an attempt must be made to 
bring them together as a group and to get to know 
one another. This is the function of the Freshman 
Reception and it might be said that this year's 
was as successful as those in the past. 

The dance owed its success to Dick Ballou and 
his committee who did a grand job welcoming the 
Freshman and also to "Pop" and Mrs. Barrett 
and Mr. and Mrs. Donald Ross who acted as 


The Freshman Class gave the Seniors their 
annual "Farewell Dance" at the Drill Hall on 
Friday night, February 27. The music for the 
evening was provided by Jay- Williams' swingsters 
from Holyoke. This event marked the last time 
that the classes could get together for an evening 
of fun. The committee in charge consisting of 
Eddie Kelly, Larry Nixon, Dick Walsh, and Chuck 
Burbank went all out to make the dance a social 
success. A rather small but spirited group enjoyed 
and appreciated to the utmost the efforts of these 
men. "Pop" and Mrs. Barrett and Mr. and Mrs. 
Donald Ross acted as chaperones. 

Summing up the whole event, it might be said 
that the Freshman Class succeeded in putting on 
a successful affair and managed partially to show 
the Seniors gratitude for their help and under- 
standing throughout the year. 


The annual Little International Livestock show 
was held here on campus March 12 and 13 with 
both State and Stockbridge students participating. 

The judging contest was held on Friday after- 
noon and Russell Dean, S.S.A. '43, took first prize, 
William Moulton second, Richard Damon third, 
Charles Tryon fourth, and Elmer Clapp fifth. 

Grinnell Arena was the scene of action on Sat- 
urday morning where showing of swine, sheep, 
beef, and horses was held. Professor Ford 
Dougherty, head of the Animal Husbandry De- 
partment at the University of Connecticut was 
the judge. Judging was based on the manner that 
the man showed his animal and how well he fitted 
it. Some fine showmanship was displayed on 
Saturday and in some instances it was hard to 
arrive at a final decision. 

The students placed as follows: 
Sheep: 1st, Havumaki S.S.A. ; 2nd, Cole 
M.S.C.; 3rd, Pratt S.S.A. Beef: 1st, Clapp 
M.S.C.; 2nd, Warnock S.S.A.; 3rd, Lee M.S.C. 
Swine: 1st, Newton M.S.C; 2nd, Morey 
S.S.A.; 3rd, Shaw S.S.A. Horses: 1st, Tryon 
S.S.A.; 2nd, Nelson S.S.A.; 3rd, Taylor S.S.A. 
Open class of sheep: 1st, Schott S.S.A. '44; 
2nd, Standish S.S.A. '44; 3rd, Young S.S.A. 
'44; 4th, Betty Chase S.S.A. '44. 

The winners of the four main classes each showed 
a sheep, swine, horse and beef in the final contest 
to see who was the best all-around showman. 
Elmer Clapp of State took first- Newton M.S.C. 
2nd, Havumaki S.S.A. 3rd, and Tryon S.S.A. 4th. 

Professor Rice of our Animal Husbandry De- 
partment made the awards throughout the show. 


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 
years ago. 

To know Red Ball is to make a friend. 

Llewellyn Derby 

Lorin E. Ball, B.S. 

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 o- 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- 
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Joseph Bak: 

Never played football until last year. Running 
guard in last fall's team. This year became triple 
threat man. Long passes scored several touch- 
downs. Good punter and good defensive player. 

Vernon Bartosik : 

Little previous experience — developed into fine 
end. Good blocker — made our short side play go. 
Good defensive end. 

Robert Brennan : 

Never played until last year. Developed into 
outstanding quarterback. Good blocker and ball 
carrier, particularly good in defense for forwards. 
Loss greatly felt when lost through shoulder injury 
in Williston game. 

Harold Crunnp: 

Unable to play freshman year. Outstanding 
tackle this fall. One of best tackles Stockbridge has 
had. Strong on defense and a good blocker. 

Richard Danckert: 

Weight 130 pounds. Good center passer. Devel- 
eloped into good defensive player. One of the best 
men for his weight we have had in a long time. A 
hard worker. 

Paul Marsoubian: 

Place kick specialist. Capitalized on practice 
during summer months. Kicked seven out of nine 
goals after touchdowns; also one goal from field. 
Hard worker. 

George Saari: 

Another freshman who worked hard throughout 
the season. Sub center — a fine defensive player — 
first year of football but developed fast. 

Maurice Schindler: 

Another of our hard working freshmen. Was 
regular tackle and played fine game both offensively 
and defensively throughout the season. Also co- 
captain elect. 
Donald Young: 

One of the hardest workers. A freshman. Shifted 
into several positions during the season and did a 
fine job at each. Little previous experience. 
Frederick Nelson : 

Injured knee severely freshman year. Came back 
and played every game this fall. Light but a fighter. 
Fine guard both offensively and defensively. 
Dean Stevens: 

An outstanding captain. Fine leader and inspir- 
ing player. One of the best fullbacks to ever play 
for Stockbridge. Hard runner and good defensive 
Charles Tryon: 

An excellent back, fast, a hard runner. Good pass 
receiver. Had a fine season. 
Roland Taylor, Manager: 

A hard worker, took a lot of interest in his team 
and did a fine job throughout the season. 
Louis Amell: 

Freshman, playing first yearof football. Developed 
very fast. A hard worker and played good ball when 
taking over a regular position in last part of season. 
Paul Pelland: 

Another freshman who played good football. 
Handicapped in late season by injury but con- 
tinued to play. 
Charles Philbrook: 

Broke into lineup with a bang. One of the best 
guards we have had in a long while. Small but fast 
and scrappy. Fine defensive player and led plays 
weU. Co-captain elect. 

On October 31 Williston dropped a 20-0 decision 
to Stockbridge School of Agriculture here this after- 
noon when the visitors put on an aerial attack. Tryon 
scored the first marker after taking a 30-yard pass 
from Bak. Stevens intercepted a Williston pass to 
run 40-yards for the second touch down. Brennan 
scored the second touchdown on a pass over the end 
zone in the second period. 


On October 10, Coach "Red" Ball's Stockbridge 
School eleven opened its slate in successful 
fashion here this afternoon by taking Vermont 
Academy into camp 7-0. The game's only 
touchdown came in the third period with Captain 
Dean Steven's line buck for a score climaxing a 40- 
yard march. Paul Marsoubian, place-kick special- 
ist, then converted. 

On October 24, scoring 10 points in the last 
period. Coach "Red" Ball's Stockbridge eleven kept 
its slate clean by defeating a fine Mount Hermon 
club, 10-0, who had held them even for three 
quarters and at times out played their daunted 
rivals. Two intercepted passes by the alert Stock- 
bridge lads gave them their score. Hardly had the 
last period opened when, after having intercepted a 
Hermon pass, Bak threw one to Captain Stevens 
who went 35 yards to the Hermon six. On the very 
next play he went over for the score and Paul 
Marsoubian kicked the extra point. The Hermon 
lads came roaring back for another chance. Adamo 
carried the ball to the Mount Hermon ten on a 
spectacular 25-yard spring. At this point the drop 
kick artist, Marsoubian, came into the picture and 
booted the ball clear through the uprights. 


On November 13, exhibiting an outstanding pass- 
ing attack, the Deerfield Academy varsity football 
team fought to a 6-6 tie with a hard-running Stock- 
bridge eleven at Deerfield today. In the final 
quarter Deerfield started its passing attack and set 
up one touchdown and almost scored another with 
their Pruden-to-Brophy combination. Although 
they were greatly outplayed in the last part of the 
encounter, the visitors showed a great deal of power 
on the line bucking by Bak and Stevens. 


Stockbridge Aggies defeated their first opponents 
of the season with a 21-2 victory. This was the first 
time since the two teams began playing that the 
Aggies defeated Gushing. Sil Adamo, freshman back 
start, scored the first touchdown and Marsoubian 
converted for the point. Captain Stevens made the 
second touchdown with a line smash. Again 
Marsoubian converted. In the final period, Bak, 
on a pass from Brennan, made the final touchdown. 
Marsoubian, the drop kick specialist, converted for 
the final point. Gushing saved two points on a 
safety by Bak when he stepped out of the end zone 
on a punt. Final score Stockbridge 21 Gushing 
Academy 2. 


Stockbridge lost its first game of the season to 
Wentworth Institute at Boston, Mass. Wentworth 
scored in the first half and threatened several times 
in the first half, but could not score. This was the 
toughest game of the season. Stockbridge threat- 
ened several times in the second half but could not 
score. Stockbridge outplayed Wentworth in the 
second half. Wentworth could not get the ball 
passed the midfield stripe. Final score Wentworth 
7 Stockbridge 0. 

Stockbridge finished a fine football season with4 
wins, 1 tie and 1 defeat. This was the best record to 
date made by any Stockbridge football team. The 
members of the team give their thanks to Coach 
Ball for his splendid coaching. To our knowledge 
Coach Ball is one of the best coaches we have 
worked under. We have great respect for him 
be cause it isn't every coach that can turn out such 
a splendid team with a record like this year's. It 
requires a coach with a great amount of knowledge 
to make a team every year out of new men. We 
again wish to express out thanks and appreciation 
to Coach Ball. 


Our Basketball squad was small this year be- 
cause of the reduced enrolment, and there were 
no veterans; but the team played twelve games, 
won 4 and several of those they lost were lost by 
only two or three points. The summary: 


Stockbridge 28 

Smith's Agriculture 



Williston Academy 



Monson Academy 



Amherst Freshmen 



Mt. Hermon 



Chicopee High 



St. Michaels 



Amherst Freshmen 



Deerfield Academy 



Turners Falls 



Deerfield Academy 



Clark School 



LTewellyn L. Derby Coach 

Melvin G. Sher Manager 

Frank E. Kramer, Jr. Captain 

Chester Kulisa Captain Elect 

The Stockbridge Cross Country Squad started 
out this year with high hopes of a successful season, 
but with the loss of Captain Frank Bundy and 
Donald Reinhold to the service, the prospects for 
a successful season vanished. 

The following is a summary of the Stockbridge plac- 
ings, October 26, 1942, Stockbridge vs. Amherst J.V.: 

2nd F. Kramer 17:15 

5th C. Kulisa 17:51 

7th R. Collins 18:33 

10th G. Murray 20:19:5 

12th E. Varney 20:29 

Winning time 17:12 

Score, Stockbridge 35- Amherst J.V. 22. 

October 28, 1942. Stockbridge vs. Gardner High: 

6th F. Kramer 16:52 

9th R. Collins 18:23 

10th C. Kulisa 18:59 

llthG. Murray 19:25 

12th E. Varney 22:00 

Winning time 15:22:1 

Score, Stockbridge 48 - Gardner 15. 

November 4, 1942, Stockbridge vs. Mount Hermon: 

9th F. Kramer 16:34 

13th R. Collins 18:16 

14th C. Kulisa 18:36 

15th L. Nixon 19:35 

17th G. Murray 20:09 

Lew Newcomb of Mount Hermon set a record for 
the Stockbridge Course with a record time of 
14:57:8, breaking the old record time by 3.2 sec. 

Score, Stockbridge 40 - Mount Hermon 15. 

vs. M.S.C. J. v.: 

November 10, 1942, £ 

tockbridge \ 

2nd F. Kramer 

. .. .16:53:1 

5th R. Collins 


6th C. Kulisa 


10th L. Nixon 


nth E. Varney 


Winning time 

. . . . 16:53 

Score, Stockbridge 34 

- M.S.C. J 

V. 23. 

The following men were awarded their letters: 
Captain Frank E. Kramer Jr. . '43 

Rodger Collins '43 

Capt. Elect Chester Kulisa .... '44 

George Murray '44 

Lawrence Nixon '44 

Eugene Varney '44 


FRIDAY, APRIL 30, 1943 
9:00 p.m. Commencement Promenade Memorial Hall 


2:30 p.m. Processional "Festival" McKinley 

Invocation Reverend W. Burnet Easton, Jr. 

Director of Religious Activities 

Song "The Star-Spangled Banner" 

Vocal Solo "Ave Maria" Schubert 

Commencement Address Dr. Hugh Potter Baker 

President of the College 

Vocal Solo "O Lord Make Us Free ! " . . Traditional Melody 

Presentation of Diplomas President Hugh P. Baker 

Students Awards . Director Roland H. Verbeck 

School Song "Alma Mater Hail" The Class 


Recessional "Commencement" Dubois 

Soloist - Richard William Danckert 
Class of 1943 

Organist and Accompanist - Doric Alviani 
Instructor in Music 

4:00 p. m. President's Reception to members of graduating class, their 
guests, alumni, and faculty. Stockbridge House 


Harold Barton Barclay 
Vernon Vincent Bartosik 
Daniel Updike Boone, Jr. 
Alexander Alfred Brox 
Richard Alfred Capello 
Rodger Edward Collins 
Mary Elizabeth Conlon 
Harold Leslie Crump, Jr. 
Richard William Danckert 
Roy Myrton Davis, Jr. 
Russell Oliver Dean 
John Joseph Devine 
Herbert Sherman Fairclough, Jr. 
Mary Edwina Ferris 
Dwight Herman Frohloff 
Robert Emmet Hall 
Robert Victor Havumaki 
Richard Sergeant Henry 
Talcott Hubbard 
Charles Jagger, Jr. 
Arthur Eugene Kay6 
Frank Ellsworth Kramer, Jr. 
Paul Seth Marsoubian 
Leonard Anthony Martinsen 
Priscilla Louise Mayo 
George Ernest Monroe 
Donald Roger Morey 
Herbert Morgan 
Donald Martin McNair 
Frederick Langdon Nelson 
Wilson Henry Pratt 
Barbara Marion Rafferty 
Warren Loran Shaw 
Melvin George Sher 
George Gregory Sidelinger 
Alice Robinson Slack 
Arthur Edward Staples 
John Whjtaker Stearns 
Dean Lanman Stevens 
Roland Francis Taylor 
Charles Henry Tryon 
Richard Colburn Warnock 

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The Editors of the Shorthorn are more than 
grateful to those who have so kindly given their 
time and cooperation to help make the yearbook 
possible. We wish to express our sincere 
gratitude to: 

President Hugh P. Baker and Director Roland 
H. Verbeck for their excellent and appropriate 

Mr. H. Leland Varley for his assistance in 
checking some of our written material. 

Mr. John H. Vondell for his special photographs. 

Coach Lorin E. Ball for his information regard- 
ing sports. 

Misses Katharine M. Martin and Catherine F. 
Heffernan for their assistance in getting statistics 
and other student information. 

Mr. H. E. Kinsman and Mr. James Robertson 
for their suggestions in regard to the layout of the 
pictures and printed material. 

Miss Elaine Miller who did some of the letter- 
ing in the yearbook. 

Every member of the student body for giving 
information regarding student activities. 

And to "Pop" Barrett who, with his wide 
experience, good judgment, orginality, and tire- 
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