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To agricultm'e in the future, we dedicate this yearbook. The -rav has served 
to bring out its importance, but this importance itself is nothing new, for agri- 
culture hats alvays been the foundation of oui- nation. The needs of the future 
marK agric^olture as outstanding. 

It is now evident tliiit bo-called "surpluses" of food were the result of poor 
distribution. IJora food must be produced in the futux-e to provide people -..-ith 
proper diets, to koep pace \jith the ever-rising standtird of living, and to 
supply industry with its increasing needs. Y'hile it is evident that the world 
of the future gives greuter taL.Jcs for the agriculturist, it is also true that 
his stJHndard of living v;ill steadily rise due to an expending but more dependable 
market . 

For succeeding generations, scientific research has done i.iuch to preserve 
and increase the soil's Tvealth. Men und T.oiaen of Stockbridge are. learning how 
to apply these scientific methods and are ventui*ing forth to practice them. 
These methods are being practiced by the aid of modern farm machinery and it is 
by this meaiis only that the gigantic production goale ctm be achieved. 

Agriculture is nov; on the stage playing a leaaing part as her sv/eet but 
sturdy voice shouts forth her mission, " ever onward, never faltering ." 

The Editors 






When shady recollections of Stockbridge go 

vifandering through your heart, remove this 
yearbook from its dusty nook and turn 

each page with a careful hand so that 

many old friends and pleasant memories 
will be revealed to you once again. 

The Editors 



Editor-in-Chief — Norman J. Lyon 


William H. Bisbee 

Luther T. Madison 

Gilbert W. Nichols 

Virginia M. Oates 

Leon R. Shattuck 

Irving Ivl. Siegel 

Jane B. Sullivan 

Robert L. Thompson 

Robert H. Thouin 

Faculty Adviser — Rollin H. Barrett 



We wandered into Amherst from all directions to begin our studies in Stock- 
bridge in the autumn of '43. Being the first class to graduate under the 
accelerated wartime program has been a history-making experience. 

On September 27th all registered at the Short Course Office and classes began 
on the following day. New acquaintances were made and many lasting friendships 
have developed. The seasonal holidays marked the end of our first semester and all 
went home for two vreeks. 

Again we came to Amherst to resume our studies v/hich began on January 3. The 
second semester saw the arrival of a veteran of the South Pacific in our midst. 
Time passed rapidly. The poultry students were the first, to leave for their place- 
ment training and they were followed one month later by the remainder of Stock- 
bridge men and women. 

Our time at Stockbridge was well spent and has shovm us a guiding light to 
the future. 


President Robert L. Thompson 

Vice President James M. Scott 

Secretary . Virginia M. Oates 

Treasurer Gilbert W. Nichols 


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Biz intends to return to his father ' s farm and it is 
evident that he will make a good farmer. He is character- 
ized by his overalls and Chesterfield drawl. One possession 
of his, a dollar watch, keeps his friends informed as to the 
time of day. He is a gooa student ana is eager to acquire 
a better knowledge of farming. Getting to bed early some 
night is one of Biz's fond hopes but they are nearly alv;ays 
dashed by the activities of his roommates or other friends 
so Biz is continually in a sleepy condition. \ie are sure 
that Biz will be a success no matter what phavSe of farming 
he enters. 

Vvilliam Homer Bis bee 
Chesterfield, Mass. 

An Animal Husbandry major v/ho showed much interest in 
his studies. Knovjn to hi;3 classmates as "Buckie" he v/as a 
very diplomatic fellov/ wno won the friendship of everyone 
he met. A fellov; who liked to dance and never passed one 
by. He played right guard on the Stockbridge basketball 
team and generally scored the most points. He also took 
part in the swimming meet. Fellows sometimes are true to 
their girls, and Buckie was one. A husbetndry man sure to 
succeed because of his congenial mariner and the persistency 
he showed in his work. 

Thomas Sampers Buchanan 
Sharon, Conn. 

Burt, An. Hus. m.ajor, seemed to be more interested in 
horses than in what he v^as studying. When time permitted, 
he browsed through books about horses and planned his future 
horse farm. Besides horses he liked his cows and, as a 
result, spent liis v/eekends doijvn at the barns. He contri- 
buted a lot towards making the An. Hus. ^ jU*- class tai enjoy- 
able one. With his knor^ledge and interest he should go a 
long T:ay. We ail shall remember him ---.nd wish him the best 
of luck. 

Herschel Bacon Burt 
Weston, Mass. 








Dave intends to own a dairy farm, sometime in the future. 
He is very adept at giving precise, if not somewhat distended 
descriptions of the peculiarities concerning himself and 
friends. Although characterized by a lanky boay and rather 
extensive feet, hs manages to get around and get good raarks. 
His tendency to ¥/ear green flannel shirts makes him easily 
recognizable. Hq is always trying to discourage someone's 
attempts to improve himself or his status by going into 
vivid accounts of the mone;/ involved in such a project, 
although his main hobby is sleeping, he never refuses some- 
one's offer of eatables. His aspiration for the near future 
is some form of car. If you know him you can scarcely help 
but like him. 

David George Clapp 
We s thampton , Mas s . 

He was imown to all his fellow students as Red. This 
is no unusual name, for one look at the top of his head 
will give all justification needed in explanation of such a 
title . In outdoor life and while at Cummings ' house he 
ranked on top v/ith everyone. His scholastic ability proved 
him in a class with the average student. When the weekends 
rolled arouiid our scarlet-headed lad seemed to long for the 
life of the city. Holyoke must have contained much interest 
in certain lines. To Red we ivish the best of success and 
are sure that this will be attained if his abilities are 
usea to the best advantage. 

Creighton Hamill 
Holyoke, Mass. 

Tom was one of the most docile fellows at Stockbridge, 
but when a chance occurred he really furnished excitement 
for his fellow members of Cummings' House. Tom already ha-s 
acquired much knowledge in the dairy field through experience 
and books. Vilhile here he surpassed all others in sound judg- 
ment about practical problems. Upon leaving Stockbridge, Tom 
is returning home to carry on his ovm farm. liYith his level- 
headedness, ambition, and past experience, we are sure that 
he will do a very creditable job at home. In yeart; to co:ne 
we look forward to seeing Tom's name among the purebred 
Guernsey breeders. We wish him the best of luck in the 
future and are sure that as time rolls on he will come out 
on top. 

Thomas Adam Mason 
Svjansea, Mass. 









Gil hails from the tovm of Grafton. He is one of those 
very good natured fellows who v/ould do anything for anyone. 
He is often seen racing across campus about two minutes 
before eight in a flashy green convertible coupe, which we 
all have made use of at one time or another. Vteekenas his 
interests lie in iimherst, Springfield, and Grafton. In the 
very near future he plans to go into dairy farming and raise 
the best herd of Ayrshire cattle in this section. V/e all 
kxiow he has go-getting ability and hope liis great desire 
v/ill come true. T/e wish Gil the best of luck in his future 
undertakings . 

Gilbert White Nichols 
Grafton, Mass. 

Even though Pat, as he v/as called, lived in a house 
with no other Stockbridge student he seemed always to be 
with the gang. His ability in school and in furnishing 
humor while with the rest of the fellows far surpassed 
oars. Vi'hile here Pa.t acted as one of the janitors of the 
abattoir and was also very much interested in the pro- 
fession of slaughtering. With this experience he has done 
killing and dressing of farm hogs, with Mason, dui'ing 
Cliristmas holidays with profit. Pat's abilities and 
ambition v;ill bring him success in the dairy field. 

Wayne Clifford Patenaude 
Hopedale , Mas s . 

Birgy, alias Tommy Doi'sey, as he was called at Stock- 
bridge, is very versatile on the trumpet and accordion and 
added to the enjoyment of all with his imitations of that 
famed orchestra leader, hence the nickname. He was con- 
sidered very good in teaming, good in milking, and in 
basketball. His generally fine but all too trusting nature, 
has won him many friends and we hope that he Vifill have the 
best of luck in the future. 

Erick Birger Pearson 
Worcester, Mass. 



Roberts hails from Maiden. An ex-serviceman he has 
spent a couple of years in the South Pacific as a mess 
sergeant. It seems as though he doesn't care for some 
dehydrated foods. Rather a quiet guy, the oldest of u;-; all, 
he came in with us after Christmas. He has maae the rest 
of us think a little, and vre all enjoy listening to his 
e:x;periences. He is married ana makes a longer ja^ont to 
classes than anyone else. V»e hope he v.'iii continue with 
Ml. Hus . next fall and wish the best of luck to him. 

Arthur Vvellsley Roberts 
Maiden, ?Aass. 

Lee resided in the Cummings' Club House dm-ing his six 
months here. He achieved the name of being the tallest 
student in the class. It appears that he v/ili be a 
married man before long, since he receives mail every day 
from somebody near Pepperell. h good all-around fellow, 
majoring in Animal Husbandry, he has done a good job. He 
7ias also one of the members of the Stockbriage No. 1 
basketball team. i>. ayed-in-the-wool covv man, he plains to 
return to the family farm for his life's work. 

Leoii Richard Shattuck 
East Peiiperell, Mass. 

From where this school name "Fido" originated, is a 
mystery to everyone. Since his first day here iiis real name 
was forgotten and Fido has been the substitute. Fido was 
another member of the Cummings' ho\ise gang. At the beginning 
of the year his mind was on books most of the time; however, 
after a fev; 7/eeks of living in such an active atmosphere, he 
joined the other members in their continuous struggle for 
exciting activities. Vv'e will always remember his contri- 
bution of pict\ires which gave much satisfaction to all who 
were interested in the natural forms of life. To Fido we 
wish the best of luck and are sure that success will be 
attained by him in years to come. 

Irving Morris Siegel 
Columbia, Conn. 





Bob was the best built fellow in Stockbridge . V.'ith his 
football experience in high school it seems as though Bob 
would have been an outsttinding player for StocKuridge had 
the present-day crisis permitted us to have a team this year. 
In character this feilov/ has proven himself to bo worthy of 
all the credit aiid honor bestowed upon him while here. Bob 
was chosen President of his class. This position carried 
much extra work for Bobj however, he did a wonderful job and 
we of the class are grateful to liim. Bob led a very active 
life wi-iile here. His visits to Northampton jmcl Sugoxloaf 
brought about much discussion among the members of Cuiimings' 
house. We wish him the best of luck, cuid are sure that he 
will be a successfial dairyman in years to come. 

Robert Lev/is Thompson 
East Brain tree, Mass. 

Rob is a likeable g'uy ¥/ith a habit of eating second 
dinners as he now indicates. It seems as though he likes to 
get up early, as he works down at the barn every morning 
before school, never quite getting over to eat breakfast, 
but dining in the College Store . He certainly has sho?m 
the rest of us up in Farm Shop. It seems as though everyone 
wants to sit beside him. Ohl incidentally, the Draft Board 
keeps in close touch with him lately, iin ardent Boy Scout, 
he travels to "Hamp" every Thursday night to keep from 
breaking his attend&nce record. Tom Buchanan wonders when 
he will buy some cigarettes. They are such Great Friends. 

Robert Hector Thouin 
Northampton, Mass. 

Tobe, as he v/as Imovin at Stockbridge, was the youngest 
and most active fellow of the class. He- mental capabilities 
were far better than expected in view of his age. He was 
another of those Cumraings' house students, if one may be per- 
mitted to call them by such a name, who fully succeeded in 
causing excitement tiuroughout the year. When tlriings were in 
full sviing, with furniture being broken, no one needed to ask 
for aid in locating Tobe . He was aly/ays in the midst of 
commotion and contributing his bit towards real action. 
Tobe's career dreams have travelled far from Wew England. 
Being a great lover of horses and the range, he hopes to 
settle in the West. In a fev/ years we are sure Tobe will be 
riding the range on his own prosperous ranch. 

Thomas Theodore Tobin 
Springfield, Mass. 














Don always had a pleasant "hi" for everyone and that is 
the reason for his many friends. He was seldom seen in 
Amherst on weekends, but was alv/ays homeward bound. Could 
it be a friend? VJhere there was excitement Don was likely 
to be found and there certainly were plenty of egg fights at 
the Poultry Plant. But he knev; when to fool and was at the 
other extreme when it came to studies. He was a good student 
and because of his persistency and will to advance it seems 
evident that here is the making of a successful poultryman. 
Vie wish him much luck and success in his chosen field. 

Donald Raymond Bolin 
Milford, Mass. 

You remember Fred as one of the poultry trio. During 
his six months stay here, he resided on the other side of 
Butterfield. We have often wondered why he persisted in 
coming home that way — there are other ways that are 
shorter. He's the tall fellov/ frequently seen lurking 
around the Poultry Plant, always whistling Irish airs. But 
still, Fred hasn't done too badly here at Stockbridge; no 
wonder it seems that 10:30 is an early hour for him to go 
to bed. When he leaves we know that success will go with 
him diiring his placement and in his own endeavors and 
ambitions . 

Frederick David Driscoll 

Beverly, Mass. 

Norm comes from the neighboring town of Ludlow, where 
his fine scholastic record in the local high school showed 
his sterling ability and industry. As editor-in-chief of 
tills publication he has aided his class materially in keeping 
unbroken the succession of Stockbridge yearbooks - even for 
this first v/ar one year course. Earnest and studious, 
Norman was always a good friend to everyone. He will go far 
in his chosen profession — poultry. 

Norman Josiah Lyon 
Ludlow, Mass. 



Jim v/ill not enter farming immediately because at the 
end of the first term he left to become a member of the 
U. S. Navy. V^'hen he was here he could be fouiid nights 
sitting at a table planning a chicKen house or frantically 
trying to figure some feed formula. These sessions v/ere 
constantly interrupted by the entrance of his many friends, 
for Jim v/as a friend to everyone with whom he ".vas acquainted 
at school. If he had remained he would have made a good 
poultryman. V've all hope; that after t}ie war Jim will go on 
v;ith his plans and his studies. 

James Michael Scott 
Weymouth, Mass. 







Quiet and unassuming, Don has spent six short but good 
months vdth us. To an outsider he appears to be an exceed- 
ingly quiet person, but he could cut up v/hen one would least 
expect it. "Don Tor Governor," was his favorite expression, 
a statement which was boisterously approved by all his 
classmates, imd with the commendable record v^hich he has 
achieved through arduous study in his Hort classes, there 
is little doubt that his chief ambition may someday be 
realized. Good luck to you, Don, and may your past 
experience in Stockbridge be your guide to future success. 

Donald William Davis 
North Abington, Mass. 

Up from the salty coast came Tony, with an infectious 
quick wit and a sincere interest in Horticulture. His 
ability to make friends was sixrpassed only by his ability 
to enter class activities. A versatile athlete, he v/as 
a distinct asset as a forward in basketball on the first 
team. He delights in teasing aiad does not confine his 
efforts along this line to the Ornamental Horticulture 
class. To him one of the better things in life is golfing, 
especially on the Island. Tony is going to serve his 
country in the United States Array Air Corps. All of us 
feel certain that with his pleasing personality and 
ability to get along with people, he will successfully 
overcome any obstacles. 

Antone Vincent Lima 
Vineyard Haven, Mass. 

Lu, was the handle of tliis roving mass of muscles whose 
excellent athletic ability was usually the prime factor in 
determining the many victories put out by the Stockbridge 
Quintet. Hailing from the coast of Massachusetts he was 
regarded by his classmates as the typical New Bedford gentle- 
wxi. After his many experiences on the College Campus, Lu 
often expressed his personal opinion concerning the fairer 
sex v/hen he said, "not bad." With all his fine assets which 
were acquired through cheerful and friendly relations tov/ard 
his neighbors, there is little doubt about Lu's ability to 
establish a successful future in the field of Horticulture. 

Luther Tachnash Madison, Jr, 
Gay Head, Mass. 



Our girl from the Falls is willing, ready and ca.prj.ble. 
Her experiyrice gained locally in fo'oi' years o.f agriculture 
in high school a.nd two years of gardening on the bridge of 
Flo?/ers, support her standing in horticultural vrork. Jinny 
is interested in both make-up and greenhouse work but she 
plans on specializing in make-up vront for placement training. 
Her determination, care, and londer standing, make us feel 
certain that she will go a long ;vay in her future calling. 

Virginia Mae Oates 
Shelburne Falls, Mass, 

Jane is another member of the Ornainental Horticulture 
class vfho came up from the salty coast. Having a "green 
thumb" she developed a keen interest in greenhouse work 
and plans to carry on in this field at the Bristol 
Nurseries during her placement training. Her hobbies are 
many, but swimming, tennis and ballet dancing are her 
specialties. Since- she came to Stockbridgs, Jane has won 
many friends and we Icnow that her ability and determi- 
nation assure her success in her chosen field. 

Jane Beckett Sullivan 
Egypt, Mass. 











Cal is related to the late president ia aoine v/ay. 
Rather quiet, he is one of the Veg Gardening partners. It 
seemed as if he resided with Joe Ely most of the time. He 
always enjoyed a good argument. He was also a very good 
student, standing first or second in his class. No wonder, 
there were only two members in his class most of the time. 

John Calvin Coolidge 
West Springfield, Mass, 

Between the Kolyoke and local girls Joe vfas kept 
pretty busy. That may explain the appearance of the 
flashy coupe which coula be seen travelling froni class to 
class on the campus. Although girls seemed to be his pet 
avocation he always managed to keep in front in his 
Vegetable Gardening work. Possessing a pleasing person- 
ality and exceedingly quick wit -which was used to good 
advantage, he alv.'ays had but one big worry, gas stamos. 
However, with his practical training and so'ond Judgment 
v;e are certain that this ambitious gentlemui will go far 
towards being one of uur leading Vegetable Gardeners. 

Joseph Houston Ely 
Holyoke, Mass. 




This year sports at Stockbridge v;ere dropped for the duration of the war. As 
a result of this, the football season passed with only a few boys from both schools, 
Stockbridge and Mass. State, tossing a football on Alumni Field. 

Then the cold set in and the boys of Stockbridge played informal basketball 
in the big gym. During the last of November, Mr. Briggs of the Physical Education 
Department suggested that the boys of both schools form an inter-ccllege basketball 
league. So it happened that from seven teams two leagues were formed to compete 
for the championship of the College. Stockbridge contributed two teams to these 
leagues; Stockbridge I to League I and Stockbridge II to League II. 


McGinty Maulers 31 
Stockbridge I 16 

Stockbridge II 20 
Stewart House 53 

Spitfires forfeit to Mt. Pleasant 
Mt. Pleasant 11 

Stockbridge I 1^. 

Stewart House 22 

Statesmen II 28 

McGinty Maulers 20 
Stewart House 32 

Spitfires forfeit to Stockbrid 
McGinty Maulers. 26 
Alpha Gamma Rho 18 
Stockbridge II forfeited to Mt 

Statesmen I 
Statesmen II 
Alpha Gamma Rho 
Stockbridge II 

Alpha Gamma Rho 
Statesmen I 
Alpha Gamma Rho 
Statesmen I 
Stockbridge I 
Mt. Pleasant 

5 II 

Statesmen II 











Stockbridge I 

Thompson , Captain 







Stockbridge II 

Scott, Captain 





Tony Lima v/as outstanding in his floor vrork and received scoring honors along 
with Gil Nichols. Captain Bob Thompson and Lee Shattuck also proved to be good 
ball handlers . Lu Madison held the guard position with Hamill and Pearson com- 
prising the reserves. 

Captain Jim Scott v/as outstanding among his teammates. Fred Driscoll and 
Scotty shared honors for the club. Fido Siegel, Tom Buchanan and Al Hayward 
cannot be forgotten for the part thsy played in making the team a success. 




My hearty congratulations go to you who have completed your training for 
service which will be oi invaluable aid to the Allied armies now fighting for 

It is said often that food will win the war and write the peace. In con- 
tributing to the efficient and speedy production of food, each of you is aiding 
directly our final victory. The array on the proauction line in the factories, 
and the array producing food are equally important in our battle for the final 
defeat of the Axis. 

You are to be congratulated for taking your place in the food production 
army, for you can look for no spectacular service, no medals for bravery, there. 
But your heroism and self-sacrifice v/ill raean just as much to the success of the 
allied armies in this war as the heroic deeds of our young men atia women overseas 
in the battle area. 

We v>/ish you good luck and Godspeed, as you go out to take your place in the 
important wartime v/ork of agriculture. Ifours is an important responsibility, 
and we feel confident that you will meet successfully the challenge of our nation 
at war. 

Hugh P. Bakor, President 
Massachusetts State College 




The school year 194-3-/44- finds Stockbridge, like all other schools and 
colleges, facing the stern realities of the greatest v/ar in history. Fvadical 
changes have had to be made in the school program to make possible even the 
smallest enrolments in agriculture. Several of our major courses have no' students 
registered and have been temporarily cancelled, such as Dairy Manufactures, Hotel 
Stewarding, and Fruit Grovring. 

Early last year it was seen these changes would be inevitable, and the 
administration and faculty recommended the one year yjar emergency program we have 
now adopted, lowering the entering age from f>eventeen to sixteen years. Fall 
term registration brought fourteen new students in Animal Husbandry, four for 
Poultry, three for Vegetable Gardening, and five for a combined course in Horti- 
culture and Floriculture, since neither of these could be given singly. After 
completing tvro twelve week terms of classes ail students will immediately take 
farm jobs for placement, and if this six months v«'ork is completed creditably, 
certificates, not the usual tvv'o-year diploma, vfill be mailed to them. This means 
no formal graduation or any of the usual school activities, such as dances and 
athletic teams, are now possible. Stockbridge is on a strictly war basis for the 
duration, hoping to be able to keep its facilities in working shape for its 
present student body, giving them the best we have, ana ready to expand and restore 
the old program once peace is declared. Vife are sure there will be ample need then 
for everything we can give when our soldier-farmers coming marching home. 

A brief summary of Stockbridge registration shows hov/ the war has curtailed 
our ' numbers . 

Registration 1941 Second year - 105 First Year - 110 Total' - 215 
Registration 1942 Second Year - 59 First Year - 71 Total - 130 
Registration 1943 Second Year - None First Year - 27 Total - 27 

To the students of the one year class of 1944- we extend our sincere ?fell- 
wishes for the future. You are doing your essential part in food production as 
a war contribution, difficult as it is to stay on the farm. Even though your 
numbers are small, you, too, have played an important part in the life of Stock- 
bridge, a part you and I vdll not soon forget. Vve appreciate your spirit and 
loyalty in keeping alive the custom of a school yearbook as a record of this year 
at Massachusetts State College. 

Roland H. Verbeck 
Director of Short Courses 



TiiE Faculty 

Doric Alviani, M.Ed. 
Luther Bimtu, B.S. 
Rollin H. Barrett, M.S. 
Lyle L. Blundeli, B.3. 
La'«vrence S. Dic'Kiinson, M.S. 
Guy V. Glatfelter, M.S. 
Francis P. Griffiths, Ph.D. 

Margaret P. Hamlin, B.S. 
Marshall G. Heck, M.S. 
S. Church Hubbard 
Vifilliam H. Lachraan, M.S. 
John B. Lentz, A.B., V.M.D. 

Harry G. Lindquist, M.S. 

John B. Newlon 

Raymond T. Parkhurst, Ph.D. 

Clarence H. Parsons, M.S. 

George F. Pushee 
Victor A. Rice, M.Agr. 

Oliver C. Roberts, M.S. 
Donald E. Ross, B.S. 

William C. Sanctuary, M.S. 
Samuel P. Snov/, B.L.A. 
Grant B. Snyder, M.S. 

William H. Tj-.gij.e, B.S. 

Charles H. Thayer 
Clark L. Thayer, B.S. 

Alden P. Tattle, M.S. 
John H. Vondell 
Lowell E. Walters, M.S. 
Karl Vv". Woodv/ard, M.F. 

Instructor in Music 

Assistant Professor of Poultry Husbandry 
Professor of Farm Mario.gement 
Professor of Horticiiltui'-e 
Assistant Professor of Agrostology 
Acting Head of Placement Service 
Professor of Horticultural Mzsnufactures 
and Acting Plead of Department 

Placement Officer for i^omen 
Assistant Professor of Animal Husbandry 
Assistant Pi'ofessor of Floriculture 
Instructor in Vegetable Gardening 
Professor of Veterinary Science end 
Head of Department 

Assistant Professor of Dairying 
Instructor in Agricultiiral Engineering 
Professor of Poultry Husbanary and 

Head of Department 
Assistant Professor of Animal Husbandry 

and Superintendent of Farm 
Instructor in Agricultural Engineering 
Professor of Animal Husbandry and Head 

of Department, Head of Division of 


Assistaiit Professor of Pomology 
Instructor in Floriculture and Greenhouse 

Professor of Poultry Husbandry 
Instructor in Hortic\ilture 
Professor of Vegetable Gardening and 

Head of Department 
Assistant Professor of Agricultural 

Assistant Professor of Agronomy 
Professor of Floriculture and Head 

of Department 
Assistant Professor of Vegetable Gardening 
Assistant Professor of Poultry Husbandry 
Assistant Professor of Animal Husbandry 
Instructor in Forestry 



Eisbee, William Homer 

Buchb.nan, Thomas Sampers 

vSLaron, Comi. 
Burt, Herschel Bacon 

Clapp, David George 

Hamill, Creighton 

Mason, Thomas Adam 

Nichols, Gilbert Viihite 

Patenaude, V^ayne Clifford 


Bolin, Donald Raymond 

Driscoll, FredericK David 





Davis, Donald William 

North iibington 
Lima, Antone Vincent 

Vineyard Haven 
Madison, Luther Tachnash, Jr. 

Gay Head 


Coolidge, John Calviii 
vJest Springfield 

Schofield, Bernard Anthony 
South Sudbury 

Pearson, Ericic Birj^-er 

Roberts, Arthui- '/Jelisley 

Shattuck, Leon Richard 

East Pepperell 
Siegel, Irving Morris 

Columbia, Conn. 
Thompson, Robert Lewis 

East Braintree 
Thouin, Robert Hector 

Tobin, Thomas Theodore 


Hayward, Allen Clifton 

Lyon, Norman Josiah 

Scott, James Michael 


Oates, Virginia Mae 

Shelburne Falls 
Sullivan, Jane Beckett 


Ely, Joseph Houston 


John Joseph O'Brien 

Donald Prouty Young 




V/illiam riomer Bie.bes 
Donald Raymond Bolin 
Thomas Sampers Buchanan 
Herschel Bacon Burt 
David George Clapp 
Jolm Calvin Goolidge 
Frederick David Driscoll 
Normaii Josiah Lyon 
Luther Tachnash Madison, Jr. 
Thomas Adam Mason 
Gilbert vVhite Nichols 
Virginia Mae Gates 
Wayne Clifford Patenaude 
Leon Richard Shattuck 
Irving Morris Siegal 
Robert Lewis Thompson 
Robert Hector Thouin 

CLiiSS OF 1944 

Chesterfield, Massachusetts 
Milford, Massachusetts 
Shai'on, Connecticut 
Vteston, Massachusetts 
Westhampton, Massachu&et.ts 
l/Yest Springfield, Massachusetts 
Beverly, Massachusetts 
Ludlov;, Massachusetts 
Gay Head, Massachusetts 
Swansea, Massachusetts 
Grafton, Massachusetts 
Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts 
Hopedale, Massachusetts 
East Pepperell, Massachusetts 
Columbia, Connecticut 
East Braintree, Massachusetts 
Noi'thampton, Massachusetts 

This is the first class to graduate -ander the new one year plan to meet the 
war emergency for farm labor in food production. The entering age for Stockbridge 
students has been lovrered from seventeen to sixteen years, and the school year 
consists only of tv/o 12-week terms of classes from October to December and from 
January to March, followed by the usual six months placement training on jobs. On 
the satisfactory completion of all class and placement requirements students are 
av/arded new one year certificates, S" x 6", inserted in navy blue leather folders, 
inscribed in gold with the state seal and "Stockbridge School of Agriculture." 
No formal graduation takes place and all certificates are mailed to students in 
December after placement reports have been checked and graaes evaluated. 




(Tune - Fair Harvard) 

Oh Stocktoidge, thy sons this fair valley proclaim, 

As the years bring us back into June, 

And our hearts ever quicken with pride for thy name, 

AS we sing this familiar old tune. 

Tho' the days have been long, filled with v/ork and with play, 

All thy precepts shall guide us afar, 

To the truth and the honor of honest work done. 

As we follow thy radiant star. 

Oh, Spirit of Truth, be oui- guide thru the years, 

May our eyes ever lift to the hills. 

Give us strength for the tasks vfhich the future ehall bring, 

And peace by the murmuring rills. 

The ploughshare atid reaper still call as of yore. 

Our sons to the lure of the land. 

And the lamps we are lighting in these hallowed halls, 

Are Gleams from the star in thy hand. 

(Tune - Cornell iilma 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 tov/ard our goal. 

Give your best to good old Stockbridge, 

Body, heart, and soul. 

Tho' the hours are quickly passing 

And we soon must part. 

Thy great halls vi^ill not be lonely 

They contain our hearts. 

In the futiire thoughts will wander 

Back, and we v.'iil see 

Scenes we knev; at dear old Stockbridge; 

Alv/ays dear they'll be. 

(Charles F. Mandeii, S'39 
Words by (Russell S. Shaw, S'39 

(Timothy C. Sullivan, S'AO 




The Editors