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Tho' the hours are quickly passing
And we soon must part,
Thy great halls will not be lonely —
They contain our hearts.
In the future thoughts will wander
Back, and we will see
Scenes we knew at dear old Stockbridge ;
Always dear they'll be.
The 1948 Shorthorn is fortunate
indeed to be able to present a com-
plete new set of Faculty pictures.
We hope that this new idea of a
larger size picture will meet with the
approval of the entire student body.
May we take this opportunity to
express our sincere wishes for an early
success to each and every member
of the Senior Class. It has been a
pleasure indeed to have been associ-
ated with such a distinguished group
We feel certain that you will find
this section of the Shorthorn one of
the most interesting ever presented
by any Shorthorn Board. The sec-
tion includes such activities as Sports,
Fraternal groups and important
The Freshman Class is one of the
largest groups of students ever to
have been entered in the Stockbridge
School. It is with a sense of security
that the Senior Class leaves the many
duties and pleasures of campus life
to their care.
The Shorthorn Board, the members of the Faculty, and the entire student
body of the Stockbridge School of Agriculture proudly join in dedicating
the 1948 Shorthorn to:
GEORGE F. PUSHEE
Having joined the teaching staff of the Massachusetts Agricultural
College in^l916, Professor Pushee is one of the veteran members of the
faculty. In 1921 there were fifty-one instructors listed in the yearbook.
Today eleven of these men are teaching Stockbridge students. As one
of the members of the original troupe, Mr. Pushee deserves the honorable
title of "Old Timer".
His contributions have been many. In addition to his regular classes
during the trying years of the war, his efforts were directed toward the
farm-safety program. Many farm youths have been instructed in the
various factors of farm safety by Professor Pushee.
Few of us realize that there is another side to this gentleman. For many
years he has maintained an active part in the Boy Scouts of America. As
Scoutmaster of a troop of lively young lads he has contributed to the
future of the individual youth, to the future of the Town, to the future
of the State, and to the 'future of the National Government.
To know George Pushee, to know the man who spends his free evenings
teaching the attributes of good citizenship, fellowship, fair play, and the
methods of camping to the youth of America is a pleasure indeed.
He has given much of his time and efforts and has asked nothing in
return but the satisfaction of having done his job well. We salute you,
George Pushee. It is an honor to dedicate the 1948 yearbook to you.
RALPH A. VAN METER, Ph. D.
Acting President of the University of Massachusetts
ROLAND H. VERBECK, B. S.
Director of the Stockbridge School of Agriculture
to membership for
in all subjecvs.
3tmf)tr0t June ]9
^totfetnjjgc ^tlbool of agriculture
V^nititvsit^ of ^assatl^ugett©
"STOSAC." is the original suggestion of l^rofessor of Markuson, and comprises the first three
letters of Stockbridge. tlie central "S" I'or school, and last two letters representing the lirst
two in the word "Agriculture".
To become a member of Stosag a student must attain an average of 85 or better for the lirst
three semesters with no mark below 7(/ in any subject. The honorary scroll presented at
graduation e.\crcises is signed by tlie Director of the Stockbridge School and the President
of the University.
The change over from a College to a University made it necessary to alter the original
scroll designed by Professor Markuson. A new and larger scroll was designed and submitted
b\- Harry L. .'Xdriance. a member of the senior class. The new scroll was accepted and will
be presented for the first time this year. It may be of interest to note that in addition to
having designed the scroll Mr. Adriance is numbered among the honored recipients.
Sciilcil Adriance, French. J. Clark. G. Clark. Chase, Merlini. Flynn. Seely. Rouleau
Second How Thompson. Miller. Upham. Ellsworth. Rae. Gold. Czelusniak. Knowles.
Thud Row Crane. Spencer. Roaf. Bergstrom. Ross. Watson. Carlson. Moore. Best,
All of the men are \'eterans; fourteen of the twenty-nme are married.
Roy F. Seely
Wellington A. French
John C. Rouleau
George Clark, Jr.
Silvio C. Merlini
John J. Flynn
Harry L. Adriance
John L. Clark
Roger B. Thompson
Paul R. Wilson
Ray D. Upham, Jr.
Eino E. Niinimaki
Richard A. Ellsworth, Jr.
Woodrow H. Miller
Edmund J. Czelusniak
William A. Rae, Jr.
Frederick G. Knowles. Jr.
George Malcolm Roaf
George J. Moore. Jr.
Francis R. Crane
George Douglas Ross
Albert E. Spencer. Jr.
Robert A. Best
Carl E. Bergstrom
Robert C. Carlson
Robert C. Thurston
— A high light, and one of the unforgettable pleasures
associated with the Stockbridge School of Agriculture. Yes,
that's exactly what we feel when we say, "Thank you Kathe-
rine M. Martin and Catherine F. Heffernan for the many
little conveniences, the happy smiles, the attentive ear you
have so generously given during the past two years". We
appreciate these little extras extended to us as members of
the Stockbridge family. We marvel at your ability to call
each of us by name; your patience and guidance have been
a contributing factor, a real high light of our two years on
Many alumni have returned in the past few years, their
greeting has been warm and friendly, they appreciate it, we
appreciate it. The good will you have created for the Stock-
bridge school, and for us, for we are the Stockbridge School,
has been of tremendous value. The class of 1948 thanks you
for your interest in our welfare.
LUTHER BANTA, B. S.,
Assistant Professor of Poultry Hushandrg
ROLLIN H. BARRETT, M. S.,
Professor of Farm Management
HAROLD F. BECK,
Assistant Professor of Agricultural Engineering
MATTHEW L. BLAISDELL, B. S.,
Assistant Prof, of Animal Husbandry and Supt. of the
LYLE L. BLUNDELL, B. S.,
Professor of Horticulture
RICHARD M. COLWELL, M. S.,
Assistant Professor of Economics
MRS. GLADYS M. COOK, M. S.,
Assistant Professor of Home Economics
GODFREY S. CORNISH, B. S.,
Instructor in Agrostologi/
WILLIAM A. COWAN, B. S.,
Assistant Professor of Animal Hushandrij
WILLIAM D. CROCKETT, B. L. I.,
Instructor in Speech
HELEN CURTIS, A. M.
Dean of Women
ELEANOR D. DAIUTE, M. D.,
Assistant Professor of Hygiene
DOROTHY DAVIS, M. A.,
Instructor in .Home Economics
LAWRENCE S. DICKINSON, M. S.,
Associate Professor of Agrostology
CHARLES N. DUBOIS, M. A.,
Assistant Professor of English
CHARLES W. DUNHAM, B. S.,
Instructor in Floriculture
JOHN N. EVERSON, M. S.,
Assistant Professor of Agronomij
ROBERT C. EVERSON, B. S.,
Instructor in Pomologij
RICHARD C. FOLEY, M. S.,
Associate Professor of Animal Husbandry
ARTHUR P. FRENCH, M. S.,
Professor of Pomology and Plant Breeding
EMORY E. GRAYSON, B. S.,
Director of Placement Training
NATHAN S. HALE, B. S., i
Assistant Professor of Animal Husbandry
MARGARET P. HAMLIN, B. S.,
Placement Officer for Women
DENZEL J. HANKINSON Ph. D.
Professor of Dairy Industry and Head of the Dept.
JOHN F. HANSON, PH. D.,
Assistant Professor of Entomology
ROBERT P. HOLDSWORTH, M. S.,
Professor of Forestry and Head of Department
S. CHURCH HUBBARD,
Assistant Professor of Floriculture
FRED P. JEFFERY, M. S.,
Professor of Poultry Husbandry and Head of Department
WILLIAM B. JOHNSON, B. S.,
Instructor in Olericulture
STEPHEN R. KOSAKOWSKI,
Instructor in Physical Education (S. 5. A.)
THEODORE T. KOZLOWSKI, PH. D.,
Assistant Professor of Botany
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OTTO G. KRANZ, B. S.,
Assistant Professor of Food Technology
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ROBERT P. LANE, M. A.,
Instructor in English
DEANE LEE, B. S.,
Instructor in Animal Husbandry
JOHN B. LENTZ, A. B., V. M. D.,
Professor of Veterinary Science and Head of Department
ARTHUR S. LEVINE, PH. D.,
Assistant Professor of Food Technology
HARRY G. LINDOUIST, M. S.,
Assistant Professor of Dairy Industry
ADRIAN H. LINDSEY, PH. D.,
Professor of Agricultural economics and Head of Dept.
of Agricultural Economics and Farm Management
E. RICHARD MARCUS, M. S.,
Instructor in English
MINER J. MARKUSON, B. S.,
Associate Professor of Engineering
THEODORE F. MATHIEU, B. S.,
Assistant Professor of Arboriculture
ROY E. MORSE, M. S.
Instructor in Food Technology
D. HORACE NELSON, PH. D.,
Assistant Professor of Dairy Industry
JOHN B. NEWLON,
Assistant Professor of Engineering
ARTHUR E. NIEDICK, M. S.,
Assistant Professor of Speech
WILLIAM G. O'DONNELL, PH. D.,
Instructor in English
ROBERT C. PERRIELLO, B. S.,
Assistant Professor of Bacteriology
PAUL N. PROCOPIO, B. S.,
Instructor in Horticulture
GEORGE F. PUSHEE,
Assistant Professor of Engineering
ERNEST J. RADCLIFFE, M. D.,
Professor of Hygiene and Head of Dept. of Student Health
ARNOLD D. RHODES, M. F.,
Assistant Professor of Forestry
VICTOR A. RICE, M. AGR.,
Professor of Animal Husbandry, Head of Department,-
Dean of the Universily School of Agriculture
J. HARRY RICH, M. S.,
Assistant Professor of Forestry
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JOHN E. ROBERTS, M. S.,
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
OLIVER C. ROBERTS, M. S.,
Assistant Professor of Pomology
DONALD E. ROSS, B. S.,
Assistant Professor of Floriculture
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GLENN C. RUSSELL, B. S.
Instructor in Agronomy
SARGENT RUSSELL, M. S.,
Instructor in Agricultural Economics
WILLIAM C. SANCTUARY, M. S.,
Professor of Poultry Husbandry
FRANK R. SHAW, PH. D.,
Assistant Professor of Entomology and Beekeeping
GRANT B. SNYDER, M. S.,
Prof, of Commercial Vegetable Growing and Head of Dept.
PAUL W. STICKEL, M. F.,
Assistant Professor of Forestry
HARVEY L. SWEETMAN, PH. D.,
Assistant Professor of Entomology
WILLIAM H. TAGUE, B. S.,
Assistant Professor of Engineering
FLORIANA TARANTINO, A. M.,
Instructor in English
CHARLES H. THAYER,
Assistant Professor of Agronomic
CLARK L. THAYER, B. S.,
Professor of Floriculture and Head of Department
RUTH J. TOTMAN, M. ED.,
Assistant Professor of Physical Education
ALDEN P. TUTTLE, M. S.,
Assistant Professor of CommTcial Vegetable Growing
JOHN H. VONDELL,
Assistant Professor of Poultry Husbandry
MARTHA R. WRIGHT, B. S.
Instructor in English
JOHN M. ZAK, M. S.,
Instructor In Agronomif
Scalfd — Watson. Beaulieu, Baker, Lebeaux
SENIOR CLASS OFFICERS
Seated — Fiorini, Eldredge, T. Chase, Burford, Nicholson
Second Row — Benotti. Patterson, Aikinson, R. Lebeaux, SuUivan
JOHN S. ADAMO "Sil"
Dairy Manufactures Plymouth
Kappa Kappa, Football 1. Placement at A. R.
Parker Co., East Bridge water.
A popular fellow among the members of the dairy
class, always full of fun. We will always remember the
cry, "Ask Sill" when fellow students were in doubt as
to the correctness of a statement or problem. Sil and
his attractive wife took pride in their trailer. In fact,
they spent many hours fixing it and making improve-
ments. Sil's goal after graduation is undetermined, but
we know that with his eagerness in getting a job well
done, his future will be a success, regardless of the road
he may choose to travel.
HARRY L. ADRIANCE
Dance Committees 2, Poultry Club 1-2, Shorthorn
Board 2. Placement taken at Pelham, Mass. Goal;
To retire to the farm.
If you wanted the real facts — if you wanted the
job done right, see Harry, and that's no ficticious
statement. Harry was outstanding as a level headed,
progressive student. For honest opinion and balanced
thought on issues, whether class or social, Harry was
often the determining factor. And it wasn't all business.
For when it came to those roller skating parties, one
of the top men was Harry. Without tongue in cheek,
we honestly say Harry's world will be- successful be-
cause of the fine abilities that are his.
JOSEPH F. AHEARN "Joe"
Floriculture Club 1-2, Glee Club 1-2, Veterans
Association 1-2, Horticulture Show 1-2. Placement
taken at Jensen's Gardens, Watertown, Mass. Goal;
A Retail Florist Shop of my own.
We find Joe a fellow well liked all over the campus.
Seems he has all the girls around him in a fervor, but
it doesn't phase him for he claims his best girl is
"Gram". His phrase of "Am I right in saying" is
well known to his classmates. He always has a hand
in class discussions, but make no mistakes, his hands
are also well versed in corsage design.
JAMES C. ALLEN "Jim"
Ornamental Horticulture North Andover
Football 1-2, Alpha Tau Gamma. Placement taken
at Kelsey Nurseries, East Boxford, Mass. Goal; To
obtain a good position in the horticultural field.
Jim, a likeable and good natured little fellow, is
always ready to help a person out if he can. One can
see him behind the wheel of his big black Buick (sitting
on a pillow so that he can see the road) towing it
through crowded North Pleasant Street. He does very
well in his studies, in spite of the fact that he is owner
and sole operator of the "Allen Stages", a direct bus
line between Amherst and Andover.
ROBERT L. ANDERSON "Andy"
Animal Husbandry Roslindale
Kappa Kappa, Animal Husbandry Club 1-2, Rifle
Club 2, Basketball 1. Placement taken at Joslin Hill
Farm, Leominster, Mass. Goal; University of Massa-
Andy is the "fair-haired" honor student of Kappa
Kappa. His earnest work and ability has been well
displayed in all of his class work. A naturally quiet-
fellow is Andy, yet at times we have seen his prankful
nature at work. A good man to have around in a
pinch, always willing to help make a basket for the
team. The University will be fortunate to receive
such talent. We are sure that in time to come, Andy will
be a man that will achieve success.
RICHARD P. ANTHONY "Dick"
Dairy Manufactures Hyde Park
Band 1-2, Dairy Club 1-2, Kappa Kappa, Placement
at Hendries Ice Cream, Milton, Mass.
Hyde Park's own Dick Anthony represents that far
town at the Stockbridge School of Agriculture. We
all like the way Dick goes about getting things done
and he is a sourceof inspiration to all. Editors of "Who's
Who" take notice. Dick has taken up sports casting
as a sideline in his last semester at Stockbridge. Dick
has picked the Boston Braves and the Boston Red
Sox to win the pennant in their respective leagues.
We all hope that you're right, Dick. We will be looking
forward to a city series in Boston.
JOHN A. ARNOLD
Animal Husbandry Lunenburg
Kappa Kappa, Basketball 1. Placement at Arnold
Dairy Farm, Lunenburg. Goal; Owner of a farm.
John comes from the quaint old town of Lunenburg,
where his father and brother operate a dairy farm.
He is easy going with a happy disposition. On Satur-
days and Sundays, John has a habit of getting up just
in time for dinner. However, we know that after he
graduates he will have to get up every day for that 5
o'clock milking. If John can handle a farm as well as
a ping pong paddle, we know that he will be a success.
The members of the Animal Husbandry Class wish
you the best of luck, John!
RONALD L. ATKINSON "Rock"
Dairy Manufactures Springfield
Kappa Kappa, Student Council 2, Veterans Associ-
ation 1-2, Basketball 1-2. Football 1-2. Placement
taken at H. P. Hoods Ice Cream Company.
As one of the best liked members of the Dairy Class,
Rock has a little bit of everything to offer. "Red"
Ball and Steve Kosakowski can both attest to
Rock's performance in sports, particularly football.
His well styled "boogy-woogy" has been heard and
enjoyed by all the class. Rock has the distinction of
being president of Kappa Kappa and is well liked and
respected by each and every one of its many members.
PAULINE A. BAKER "Polly"
Class Office 1-2, Floriculture Club 1-2, Four-H
Club 1, Newman Club 1, Horticulture Club 1, Glee
Club 2. Placement taken at Wenk's Florist, Inc.,
Springfield, Mass. Goal; To operate my own flower
Pauline Baker is a girl no one in Stockbridge will
forget. Her familiar face and -very helpful hints are
known to every student and professor on the campus.
Her interests have been many and varied, but she has
always shown more liking for the flower, much to the
regret of the men. The very good work she has turned
out will be remembered and we sincerely hope that in
the future she will go far.
JAMES BARBAS "Jim"
Poultry Club 1-2, Veterans Association 1-2. Place-
ment taken at Mayo's Duck Farm. Inc. Goal; To be
a poultry breeder.
The Greeks had a name for it. so they say, but to
reverse that a bit, we had a name for a Greek — Jim —
yet as time went by, Jim was more often called "Greek"
and he always answered pleasantly to any call. Jim
has a good high voice and does very well as a shower
room tenor. His social life was one call Jim never
missed. Above all, Jim was not shy, his presence was
always well known. All of us have gotten a certain
buoyancy from Jim and we hope that it remains
with him in the coming years.
GERARD W. BEAULIEU "Jerry"
Kappa Kappa, Class Officer 1-2, Dance Committees
2, Floriculture 1-2, Glee Club 2, Newman Club 1-2,
Veterans Association 2, Football 1. Placement taken
at McGuffog's Greenhouses, Westboro, Mass.
Hailing from the heart of Worcester, we have a well
dressed gentleman who has spent the past two years
mastering the idiosyncrasies of Floriculture. Jerry
gave up a promising career as a radio technician to
follow a hunch which led him to Stockbridge. This
gamble has begun to materialize to such an extent that
plans are being laid for the construction of a greenhouse.
He has been able to accomplish all this through follow-
ing his pet motto: "Do it right or not at all."
RICHARD D. BELDEN "Dick"
Animal Husbandry North Hatfield
Little International 2, Basketball 1-2. Placement
taken at Toll Gate Farm, Litchfield, Conn. Goal;
For two years Dick's tall lanky frame has been an
always present part of our basketball team. The boys
can quickly testify to his good quiet work as their
manager. His quiet, never assuming attitude in class
is broken only now and then by his shrewd and caustic
wit. Although once prone to hang around after class
with the boys, we have found since his marriage that
his "Chevie" doesn't move fast enough towards home
when school is done. We know it won't be very long
before Dick reaches his goal.
LOUIS W. BENOTTI "Lou"
Ornamental Horticulture Mendon
Dance Committees 2, Horticulture Club 1, Horticul-
ture Show 2, Ring Committee 2, Student Council 1-2,
Veterans Association 1-2. Placement taken at Stobart's
Nursery, Franklin, Mass. Goal; To be self-employed.
Lou Benotti — the little man with a big car, a
pleasant smile, a cheery hello — and an unquenchable
thirst for knowledge. A landscape gardener by trade,
including the time he was Park Commissioner for
Milford, Mass. His political life has followed him to
school, where he was voted a seat on the student
council, which he has held for his two years here. We
know that once he re-enters the horticulture field, he
will be a great success.
WILLIAM E. BENSON "Bill"
Kappa Kappa, Arboriculture Club 1. Goal; Salesman.
Bill is well known around campus. He lives at
Kappa Kappa with his wife and child. Bill and his
wife Linda have done a fine job in keeping Kappa
Kappa a pleasant place in which to Hve. Bill's hobbies
include Tennis, Swimming, Bowling, and the boys at
K. K. know that Bill is a fine ping-pong player. He
became a member of Stosag when he completed the
Ornamental Horticultural course last year. Good
luck to you. Bill. We know that your future will be a
bright and happy one.
CARL E. BERGSTROM
Floriculture Club 1-2, Veterans Association, 1-2,
Horticulture Show 1-2. Placement taken at Conti
the Florist, Clinton, Mass. Goal; Retail-Grower.
Carl, one of our more energetic Floriculture members,
is always willing to lend a hand in anything asked of
him. His ready smile and very good nature has been
very popular with all of us. Carl has shown his talents
as a commercial grower and from the quality we have
seen, we are sure that he will go far in his chosen field
of endeavor. The members of the class extend their
best wishes to you, Carl. We know that your future
will be a bright one. Good luck!
ROBERT A. BEST "Bob"
Poultry North Dartmouth
Poultry Club 1-2, Veterans Association 1-2. Place-
ment at Grant Jasper Poultry Farms, Hudson, N. H.
Goal; To own and operate his poultry farm.
Bob shakes his head, kicks the dirt and is off again.
We mean Discussion. He has that habit of twirling
his head when deep in argument as to the merits of
what is the "best" breed. However, sometimes it
isn't feathered chickens he's talking about. Feathered
or otherwise. Bob always keeps at it until he has them.
Sometimes, many a Prof, wished that he'd quit.
However, we feel Bob has come up with some good
arguments and his years ahead should be fruitful and
KENTON H. BILLINGS "Ken"
Ornamental Horticulture North Amherst
Placement taken at the University of Massachusetts.
Goal; To take one more year of school and then operate
my own business.
While we know that Ken is a hard worker at the
nursery, we have an idea that his mind is not always
on the hoe, for along with his work, he always found a
place to ski in the Berkshires, or perhaps a place to
hunt deer in Maine, or a nearby stream in which to
fish. Most of us will remember his questionable jokes —
it seems as though we never could get the point, could
we, Ken? But that never bothered Ken's smile or his
easy disposition. We found that Ken was a good man
to have around and we know the world will find the
ROBERT B. BISHOP "Bob"
Dairy Manufactures Palmer
Dairy Club 2, Veterans Association 1. Placement
at Forest Lake Dairy, Palmer. Goal; To own his own
"Bish", as he is affectionately called by the fellow
members of his class, the fellow who can't wait for
Friday afternoon to roll around so that he may point
his Plymouth in the direction of Palmer. His main
interest — I'll let you guess. Bob's goal after gradua-
tion is to eventually own his own dairy. Those of us
who know and understand Bob know that with the
ambition he has shown both on and off campus the
realization of that goal is in the not too distant future.
May good luck be yours, "Bish".
HAROLD E. BLACK "Blackie"
Animal Husbandry Spencer
Animal Husbandry Club 1-2, Basketball 1, Little
International 2. Placement taken at D. L. Proctor
Farm, Spencer, Mass. Goal; To own my own farm.
Blackie hails from the big town of Spencer. He
never has had much to say but is always ready with an
answer when questioned. We saw much of his lanky
frame on the basketball floor until his studies and out-
side activities took him from us. A cattle man all the
way thru, Blackie has already run up quite a record
in show winnings. A friend of all who know him,
Blackie has shown us in school that his skill and deft-
ness is not alone in the show ring.
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DONALD E. BOWER
Animal Husbandry Club 1-
ter State Hospital.
Placement at Worces-
It is New England's misfortune to lose such a good
man to the West, but with us Don leaves a fond memory
of a good-natured, easy-going fellow. For a man with
no agricultural background, he has proven himself
well adapted to cope with all the new problems that he
will encounter. We doubt that many have derived
more from placement than Don — a new Plymouth,
a girl, plus practical experience. We wish you the best
of luck and sincere wishes for a happy and successful
DONALD L. BOWLES "Don"
Ornamental Horticulture Middleboro
Fraternity, Alpha Tau Gamma, Veterans Associa-
tion 1-2, Football 1-2. Placement taken at the Little-
field- Wyman Nursery, North Abington, Mass. Goal;
To be successful.
Don's main interest outside of Stockbridge was going
home every weekend. Seems that a cute little Irish
girl named Shorty was the interest. Usually by the
time Wednesday or Thursday rolled around, Don would
be all caught up on his sleep and be ready for another
weekend. A student as good natured as they come,
Don found a firm place on the football team. He played
good ball as the team will attest and liked football so
well that he played every Sunday for his home team.
CHESTER L. BOYLE, JR. "Chet"
Fine Turf East Weymouth
Newman Club 1-2, Veterans Association 1-2, Basket-
ball 1, Golf 2. Placement at Tumblebrook Country
Club, West Hartford. Conn. Goal; Traveling Salesman.
Chet has been an organizer of intramural sports for
Commonwealth Circle. Spectacular in basketball, we
wish more of his time could be devoted to recreation.
His casual Irish wit is exceeded only by his likeable
personality. With all these assets in his favor he cannot
help becoming successful in his future endeavors. The
best wishes of the class go with you, Chet.
FRED G. BRAGG "Rebel"
Animal Husbandry Shutesbury
Little International 2. Placement taken at Ashfield,
Mass. Goal; To own a good dairy farm.
Fred, a refugee from West Virginia has a hankering
to go back to the hills after graduation. If so, we are
the unfortunate losers of a fine man, for Fred has put
life and clear thinking into many of our moments here
at school. His motto "Let's talk a little less, and do
a little more" typifies Fred to most of us. He is a man
who, if given the right opportunity, will go places, as
he enjoys the fundamentals for success — initiative,
ambition, the ability to think clearly, and a rare sense
ARTHUR F. BROWN "Brownie"
Vegetable Growing Danvers
Olericulture Club 1-2. Placement taken at Lookout
Farm, South Natick. Goal; To have a small farm.
"Brownie" is the most moderate and easy going
fellow in the Olericulture class. He is a good student
and very good natured. His one ambition last year
was to marry his Dot, which he did during placement.
Those who wanted to know our little "Brownie"
better, could see him most any morning on Sunset
Avenue trying to start the "Black Panther", by one
or all of the following methods: pushing, being pushed,
or by having Dot hang to his ankles so that he wouldn't
fall into the engine room.
WILLIAM G. BURFORD "Bill"
Ornamental Horticulture Palmer
Student Council 1-2, Veterans Association 2, Horti-
culture Show 2. Placement taken at the Amherst
State Forestry Nursery, Amherst, Mass. Goal; To
become a nursery owner-operator.
Bill was one of the many who have had a hard time
getting all the way through Stockbridge. But don't
get us wrong, for it hasn't been from the lack of hard
work or the ability to get good marks. No, Bill had
one slight interruption, namely the war. But with
that finished, he came back to finish up what he began.
Things have been a little different this time, for Bill
is married now and has a baby boy to watch out for.
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ROGER W. BURNETT "Rog"
Food Management Conway
Four-H Club 1. Pandocios Club 1-2. Placement at
St. Regis Diner, Amherst, Mass. Goal; Work in a
chain restaurant system.
This young man was truly an inspiration to the
other members of his class. He arrived at Stockbridge
two years ago with an unusual zest for learning.
Besides being a good student Rog found time to par-
ticipate in many activities. A big broad smile was his
pass word with his many friends. To the girls —
well, he throws in a little giggle. He is known to us
as the St. Regis Kid. How did he get lost for an hour
in the Statler? Who knows!
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ROBERT C. CARLSON "Bob"
Horticulture Show 1-2. Placement taken at the
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Mass. Goal;
To have my own establishment.
Probably the most important thing in Bob's stay
at Stockbridge happened this past October, for you
see Robert, Jr. appeared on the scene. We have often
wondered how these married men attend school, get
good marks, and still remain happy, but here is one
man who even finds time to go fishing. Perhaps thats'
the key to Bob's success. The long hours off by the
quiet of a stream give him a chance to do a little
RONALD I. CARLSON "Ronnie"
Poultry West Brookfield
Poultry Club 1-2. Placement taken at Crooks
Farm, North Brookfield, Mass. Goal; Poultry breeding
Know ye not by the noise they make, Ronnie never
made too much — in a boisterous sort of way. He did
it quietly, almost to a whisper, but he was always there
in the middle of things. He plugged the skating parties,
the poultry athletic section and many others. Extra-
curricular activities needed a transfusion now and then
and Ronnie was always there to administer it. But
all of his activities were not outside the classroom. He
was as good a student as they come. He liked his work
and delved into it with a will to succeed.
JAMES M. CARTER "Jim"
Poultry Hyde Park
Poultry Club 1-2, Veterans Association 1-2. Place-
ment taken at Clearlake Duck Farm, Cape Cod. Goal;
Jim is the easy going senator from Hyde Park who
is a friend of all. Though he is quiet, there is never a
dull moment when he is present. His motto is, "Never
speak unless you talk turkey". Jim interpreted all of
his poultry classes in terms of turkeys. It was difficult
at times to make the conversion, but he always managed
to "talk turkey". We are all certain that Jim will go
far in his chosen field of turkey breeding.
LAWRENCE E. CHAMBERS "Larry"
Poultry Club 1-2, Veterans Association 1. Place-
ment at Eastliegh Farm.
Small but big of heart, Larry is a quiet fellow who is
always a pleasure to have around. When it comes to
being a sincere man, Larry is second to none. He is
very conscientious, but at the same time is always
ready to join in on a good time. Larry's friendship is
highly valued by the poultry class and all who know
him. When Larry arrived for class we knew that it
was time to start. He may have arrived on the bell,
but he was always there with the correct answer. We
are sure that in the future Larry will go far.
CORNELL C. CHAPIN "Chappy"
Animal Husbandry Shefifield
Animal Husbandry Club 1-2, Little International 2,
Rifle Club 2. Placement taken at Hurlwood Holstein
Farm. Goal; A farm of his own.
Chappy is the happy go lucky friend of everyone.
Easy to get along with as a general rule, but it's always
wise to let him finish what he's saying. In two years
he has proven himself to be a hard conscientious worker
as indicated by his record here at school. One thing
we have always wanted to know is his secret of filing
lecture notes prior to passing in note books. Give him
a motorcycle with twin tail pipes and then stand back.
THEODORE CHASE "Ted"
Animal Husbandry Sheffield
Animal Husbandry Club 1-2. Little International 2,
Student Council 2. Placement taken at Balsam Hill
Farm, Sheffield. Goal; To raise a good herd of Dairy
It requires considerable courage, Ted, to undertake
a way of life which is so completely different from that
previously experienced by you. You have shown by
your attentive and open-minded attitude, both in class
and on campus, tliat you are sincere and whole hearted
in all of your endeavors. Your fairness and humor are
traits which are envied among men. The entire class
wishes you every merited success in your chosen future.
WALTER L. CHILDS "Chic"
Poultry Club 1-2, Dance Committee 2, Veterans
Association 1-2. Placement at Maple Tree Farm.
Goal; Poultry Farm.
Chic is the handsome boy who is always at ease and
is never afraid to say what he thinks. Though his
rriajor is poultry, he can always manage to find time to
discuss any subject that may be brought up in the
course of a conversation. When Chic makes another
trip to Florida I am sure that it will be by way of
Raleigh, North Carolina, for Raleigh is one of his favorite
stops. He is always willing to join in a conversation
about a certain resident of that town. His classmates
wish him well in his future activities.
DONALD B. CHISOLM "Chis"
Poultry Club 1-2, Veterans Association 1-2. Place-
ment at Alger Farms, Brockton, Mass. Goal after
graduation is to own a paying poultry farm.
"Chis" is a lanky raw boned fellow who is always
cooperative and in good spirits. With Stoughton for a
background and farming in his blood, it is next to
impossible for him to wait until he can get started on
his own farm. We found Chis to be a quiet fellow, but
always hard working. He never took his eye off that
final goal in his two years here at Stockbridge. Good
GEORGE CLARK, JR.
Animal Husbandry Tolland
Veterans Association 1, Animal Husbandry Club 1-2,
Dance Committees 2. Placement taken at Deershorn
Farm, Sterling Junction, Mass. Goal; "Push-button"
George has shown all of us who know him what per-
severance and determined effort can do for a man.
Among his classmates, the phrase, "Question Sir" has
become a by word. George shows the true temperament
and the constitution so necessary for the successful
dairy farmer. He is possessed with that combination of
characteristics which makes for the efficient and
economical production of work.
JOHN L. CLARK "Johnny"
Christian Federation 2, Veterans Association 1,
Pomology Club 2, Horticulture Show 1-2. Placement
taken at Drew Fruit Farm, Westford, Mass. Goal; To
be my own boss.
Johnny hails from out of the far reaches of Western
Massachusetts. Ever since we have known him, Johnny
has been claiming that his stamping grounds are going
to be famous one of these days. However, there isn't
any confusion over Johnny's work in school for he
stands at the top of his class in marks. He has really
put out some fine work here at school, and if that's
any sign, perhaps things will start popping in the
PAUL D. COLLELA "Salty"
Dance Committee 2, Newman Club 2, Poultry Club
1-2, Veterans Association 1-2, Placement at West
Acton, Mass. Goal; Own and operate a turkey ranch.
"Salty" was one of the three, quiet and conservative
but a friend of all. We enjoyed his artistic talents many
times during our two years at Stockbridge. A poultry
club blackboard design wouldn't be complete without
a variety of Salty's scrolls decorating and amplifying
the information presented. We have heard rumors
that "Salty" would like to include a new Buick in his
plans for the perfect turkey ranch. Good luck. Salty!
WILLIAM P. COMASKEY "Ski"
Animal Husbandry Lancaster
Animal Husbandry Club 1-2, Hockey 1. Placement
at State Hospital, East Gardner. Goal; Farm owner
Ski's wit and dry humor have made our many long
hours short. We know of nothing that will faze this
fellow. What will it be. Ski? An hour exam or a trip
to Clinton? A trip to Clinton! We will always think
of Ski's nonchalance and self control in "Pop" Barrett's
class. You will have to admit, though. Ski, that for
once you were nearly floored on a "Good Afternoon".
Because of his fine attributes, a fond memory will
always exist in the minds of the men who were closely
associated with him.
JOHN J. COTY "Jack"
Ornamental Horticulture Pittsfield
Fraternity, Kappa Kappa, Glee Club 1-2. Horticul-
ture Club 1, Veterans Association 1. Placement taken
at Berkshire Garden Center, Stockbridge. Mass. Goal,
To own and operate my own nursery.
Jack is the golden voiced tenor of the school. His
performance with the Glee Club will long remain in our
memories. He has always been an easy going likeable
fellow who, with his shy glances, has been able to make
a host of friends. Although Jack would rather sing than
study, he has managed to sneak enough in between notes
to put him near the top of the class. Jack needn't
worry about the future, he has talent in the nursery,
business will always be backed up by his singing
ALBERT L. COVER "Al"
Ornamental Horticulture Boston
Dance Committees 2, Horticulture Club 1, Veterans
Association 2. Placement taken at Springfield, Mass.
Goal; To establish my own business.
Al is quite an independent man but nevertheless he
is always open for discussion at any time. In two years
we have seen him put much time and energy into
horticultural work. Of course, you shouldn't think of
Al as just a student, for his social life has not been
neglected. His love of dancing and his frequent trips
to New York City kept us guessing for quite some
time, but it seems there is a nurse there waiting for
JOSEPH E. CRAFFEY "Joe"
Newman Club 2, Veterans Association 2, Arboriculture
Club 1, Horticulture Show 2. Placement taken at
Hartney Tree Service, Inc. Goal; To be a professional
We know Joe's old boss asked him to come back, but
we are wondering if he will. More than likely, time will
find him running his own business and a successful one
at that. Frankly, we couldn't wish it on a better "Joe".
His work on the arboriculture exhibit at the Horticul-
ture Show was an example of his initiative and thought.
Certainly, if he continues in the same manner, we will
be hearing more from him in the very near future.
FRANCIS R. CRANE "Nibbs"
Dairy Manufactures Leominster
Dairy Club 2, Dance Committees 2. Placement at
Clover Hill Farms, Inc., Fitchburg. Goal; Equipment
"Nibbs" should have conducted a shuttle service
between the off campus homes and the study halls. If
he had, he surely would be able to open a business of
his own upon graduation. We all like the easy manner
in which "Nibbs" meets difficult problems in the class-
room. "Nibbs" is interested in continuing his education
after graduation. With the rare ability he showed at
Stockbridge it is assured that he would be a success in
the degree course.
WILLIAM J. CRAWFORD
Placement at Adam's Farm,
Owner and operator of a farm.
We know Bill as a quiet, earnest, and persistent
fellow who gets what he goes after. He proved that
when he married a beautiful U. of M. coed. (Showed
good taste, too.) His ready smile and cheerful hello
have won him many friends and will continue to do so
in the future. Bill will be remembered for the clean-
cut and generous fellow that he is. A more loyal buddy
would be hard to find; we are sure that his outstanding
high character will bring him success in the future.
RICHARD H. CRITTENDON "Critt"
Animal Husbandry Otis
Animal Husbandry Club 1, Four-H Club 1, Place-
ment taken at the Brown Swiss Farm, Granby, Mass.
In two years we found Critt to be a very hard work-
ing, serious young man. To those of us who have
known him intimately, we found Critt to be a man of
ideas and deep thinking, yet not so absorbed in all this
that he still finds time to play all his little jokes. You
have all heard of "Miss-Fix-It" Well, Critt could be
called the "Mr. -Fix-It" of "T" barracks, supplying
everything from generator parts to tuxedo accessories.
We have all enjoyed knowing him and feel he will go
far on any road he chooses to travel.
WILLIAM H. CROMPTON "Bill"
Floriculture New Bedford
Floriculture Club 1-2. Placement taken at Benton's
Greenhouse, Fairhaven, Mass. Goal; To open my own
Bill is one of our more quiet members and yet he
seems to carry a bit of humor for odd moments. A
good natured student Bill has worked hard at Stock-
bridge for two years. Most of us know of his willingness
to help out when or wherever he could be of assistance.
His red hair always signified his presence and we are
sure that the mind beneath that hair is quite capable
of taking Bill places in the future. Best of luck, Bill!
JAMES D. CURLEY "Jim"
Da ry Manufactures Hingham
Kappa Kappa, Dairy Club 1-2, Newman Club 2.
Placement at Hendries Ice Cream, Milton. Goal:
Jim is in no way related to Boston's own James Cur-
ley, but we are sure Jim will be a big success in the
Dairy Business. We will remember him for his con-
servative expressions. Jim has been one of the big
wheels at Kappa Kappa fraternity where he has been
kept busy all year organizing the social affairs of the
organization. Jim seemed to be at his best after 6
o'clock at night. The men in the dairy class have en-
joyed Jim's company during these past two years at
ROBERT W. CURLEY "Bob"
Animal Husbandry Hingham
Fraternity, Alpha Tau Gamma, Animal Husbandry
Club 2, Dance Committee 2, Newman Club 2. Football
1-2, Little International 2. Placement taken at Old
Monyoe Farm, Rutland, Mass. Goal; To own a dairy
For two years. Bob has taken everything in his way
and done a good job with it. For such a little guy, it
seems strange that he'd be on the football team, yet all
of us who played with him or saw his action know there
was no man who played any harder or better than Bob.
His wit and quick quips have always stood him in
good stead no matter what the circumstance.
EDMUND J. CZELUSNIAK "Ed"
Floriculture Club 1-2, Flower Style Show 2.
Placement taken at Anderson's Greenhouses, East-
hampton, Mass. Goal; Florist.
Ed, one of the live wires of the "Flori" class will go
far in his field. He has been only too glad to be of assis-
tance to anyone needing it. He has been very active
in the Floriculture Club and responsible for making a
success of the various activities. Ed is very interested
in the horticultural field and with his interest and en-
thusiasm we are sure he will succeed in any venture
he tries. A smile and hello has been his boost to every-
one. We want to take the opportunity of wishing him
the best of luck.
JACQUELINE DAY "Jacky"
Animal Husbandry Pepperell
Animal Husbandry Club 1-2, Shorthorn Board 2,
Little International 1-2. Placement taken at the
University of Massachusetts Farm, Amherst, Mass.
Goal; To own and operate my own farm.
Jacky and her horse Scarlet have become a very
■ familiar sight to most of us on the campus. Jacky has
shown a great love for all animals, and in her two years
at Stockbridge she has undoubtedly spent more time
down at the barns than in the classroom. But school
work has never phased Jacky. she has always turned
out good work and proved that she has a capable head
on her shoulders.
PHILIP W. DELANO, Jr. "Romeo"
Animal Husbandry Duxbury
Animal Husbandry Club 2, Kappa Kappa, Little
International 2, Placement taken at West Bridgewater,
Mass. Goal; To build up a profitable dairy farm.
"Romeo" is not a casonova as is indicated by his
nickname. Being a wise man, he would rather stick to
his one girl whom he met while he was out on placement
training. He participated in most sports of Kappa
Kappa such as card playing and is very well versed in
the sport of ping-pong. I don't think anybody likes a
sport as well as he liked skiing and bowling which he
classified tops in. "Romeo" has a splendid future ahead
FRANCIS E. DESJARLAIS "Frank-
Ornamental Horticulture Willimansett
Horticulture Club 1, Horticulture Show 1-2, Vete-
rans Association 1, Kappa Kappa. Placement taken
at _ the Atwater Nurseries, Agawam, Mass. Goal;
Eventually own and operate my own business.
April fifteen is one of the big days in Frank's life, as
he is an ardent fisherman and hunter. After this memo-
rable day rolls around, he can be found doing his level
best to land some of the beautiful trout and bass found
in a stream, somewhere along the majestic Connecticut.
If you ask him, he might let you have the result of
another hobby, as he enjoys sketching different scenes,
such as gardens, landscapes, houses, and once in a
while, a nice-looking fish. Frank is a conscientious
fellow, allowing few things to bother him.
EDWARD J DESMOND "Des"
Dairy Manufactures Amherst
Dairy Club 2. Veterans Association 1. Placement
at McCarthy's Ice Cream, Whitman. Goal; Business
of his own.
Everybody likes "Des" for his friendly nature and
willingness to help others. "Des" is assured of success
in the business world with his qualities. The members
of the dairy class always knew when "Des" was coming
down the road as he drove an old Plymouth. I believe
that it was the first one. However, it served well as a
cab in transferring men to the outskirts of town. The
class sends best wishes, "Des".
MARIO DICARLO "Di"
Ornamental Horticulture Newton Center
Horticulture Club 1-2, Newman Club 1-2. Horti-
culture Show 1-2, Veterans Association 1-2, Alpha
Tau Gamma. Placement taken at Dicarlo Bros., Inc.
Goal; To be a useful citizen.
Di will always be remembered for his winning smile
and his silver tongue, his ability to make new friends
and keep old ones, and his excellent scholastic record.
He hopes that sometime in the future he will have
acquired enough knowledge and experience, which,
together with his ability, will enable him to take over
the family business. This business, where he took his
placement, is primarily a landscape contracting business.
FAY A. DICKSON
Floriculture Club 2, Horticulture Club 1, Horticul-
ture Show 1-2. Placement taken at Gardenside Nur-
series, Shelburne, Vermont.
Fay is well known on campus and well liked by all.
She has been active in many campus activities in the
past two years. Her studies always come first, but
they never interfered with her outside interests One
of the ten by ten plots at the Horticultural Show was
elevated by Fay's influence. As a floral arranger she
ranks high on the list of accomplished persons. A
small business of her own we hope is in Fay's future.
VINCENT J. DI FAZIO "Vinny"
Ornamental Horticulture Beverly
Alpha Tau Gamma. Veterans Association 1-2.
Placement taken at Kelsey Highland Nursery. Goal;
To work in the field of landscape construction.
Vinny is a happy go lucky fellov; who doesn't seem
to have a care — but when it comes to getting an educa-
tion, he is just about the most serious minded man in
school. Vin isn't such a big fellow in size, but we found
that to be no gauge of the help and strength he gladly
gave when we were in a jam. His success in school can
be attributed to two things, ability and determination.
All in all, Vin has been one of the bright spots in the
Class of '48.
PHILIP E. DOLE "Phil"
Floriculture Club 2, Veterans Association 1, Horti-
culture Show 1-2. Placement taken at Ruane's Flowers,
Newtonville, Mass. Goal; To operate a business of
Phil, one of our older class members in Floriculture
is, generally speaking, a very quiet individual, but his
sly humor often stunned many of us. He has been an
ardent student and yet always aware of the current
affairs both on campus and in the world. In the field
of Floriculture he will undoubtedly make an excellent
greenhouse foreman because of his easy going manner
coupled with his great interest in growing "top" plants.
URBAN T. DONOVAN "Urb"
Animal Husbandry Waltham
Alpha Tau Gamma, Animal Husbandry Club 2,
Newman Club 1-2, Veterans Association 1, Little
International 2. Placement taken at the Cloverluck
Farm, Pepperell, Mass. Goal; Salesman in the field of
"Urb" is the "Ray Milland" of Waltham and he
seems to hold his own in this respect at Stockbridge.
His presence was usually found at most all social events
either as a participant or else lending a helping hand.
But let it not be said that all Urb's talents ran towards
the social world. He applied himself well at school
and made his mark known to all about him.
LOUIS DURANT, Jr. "Lou"
Floriculture Club 1-2, Glee Club 1-2, Veterans
Association 1-2. Placement taken at Hoffman Florist,
Pawtucket, R. I. Goal; To operate my own business.
Louie, the man with the car! But don't go off with
the wrong idea, for most of us know Lou as another
unassuming fellow with a fine personality and a friendly
air. His ability to make friends and retain them has
already given him part of his goal in life, that of
having "an encouraging nod" and "a well done quip".
His jovial company will be long remembered when all
else is forgotten and this page has become aged.
JUDSON F. EDWARDS "Jud"
Fine Turf Worcester
Veterans Association 1-2, Golf 2. Placement at
Woodbridge, Connecticut. Goal; Greenkeeper.
"Jud" is a little man with a heart as large as the
world. His quick wit and friendly smile have made him
one of the more popular men of the class. Wedding
bells will soon be ringing and we wish him and his
lovely bride-to-be all the success and happiness in the
world. The Fine Turf class will long remember Jud
for his contribution to the class spirit. His pleasing
personality and winning ways have caused many hours
to pass by quickly.
DAVID W. ELDREDGE "Dave"
Alpha Tau Gamma, Dance Committees 1-2, Short-
horn Board 2, Student Council 1-2, Veterans Associa-
tion 1-2, Horticulture Show 1-2. Placement taken at
South Carver, Mass.
Way back in '46, Dave walked into Stockbridge,
having come from the famous cranberry bogs of Cape
Cod. He came to learn a little more about fruit growing,
and we think you'll find he did. Along with his yen for
learning Dave had a very pleasing personality that
enabled him to make many good friends. His camera
has appeared at almost every social affair and a trip
with it to a fire was a must.
JOHN J. ELLIOT, Jr. "Jav"
Dance Committee 2, Newman Club 2, Poultry Club
1-2, Veterans Association 1-2. Placement taken at
West Action, Mass. Goal; Own a turkey ranch.
If only the world had more people with personalities
like Jay's it would be next to heaven. He is' quiet and
always willing to lend a helping hand to a friend.
He is very interested in turkeys and a devoted week-
end traveler. To those who know him we feel sure that
his future will be a happy one. We also know that
when this is printed he'll be singing "Now We are
Three". Congratulations to you, Jay!
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RICHARD A. ELLSWORTH, Jr. "Dick"
Animal Husbandry Becket
Animal Husbandry Club 1-2, Veterans Association
1, Little International 2. Placement taken at Danvers
State Hospital, Danvers, Mass. Goal; To work on my
Dick, the fellow from the Berkshires, is admired by
all of us. A hard working guy with a lot of good
horse sense, Dick is bound to go far in the farming
game. He also has a humorous side to him, as all the
gang at the barracks can testify. He certainly made
those long winter nights at the barracks more enjoya-
ble with his fiendish tricks. Dick has one of the best
scholastic records in the Animal Husbandry class.
PHILIP E. ERNST "Phil"
Poultry Jamaica Plain
Kappa Kappa, Poultry Club 1-2. Placement taken
at Lexington, Mass. Goal; To own a poultry farm.
Phil, one of our Boston boys, has always been ready
to lend a helping hand in any part of our work or
activities. A good student, but yet he has very little
to say except clarify a situation. Phil's pleasing person-
ality and easy to get along with attitude has brought
him many friends while here at Stockbridge. Many of
his classmates have admired him for his quiet attitude
and ability to get things done. We look forward and
feel that time will find Phil succeeding in his goal.
GEORGE C. EZEKIEL "Zeke"
Animal Husbandry Sufifield, Conn.
Animal Husbandry Club 1-2, Veterans Association
1, Little International 1. Placement taken at Glad
Ayr Farm, Southwick, Mass.
Zeke is the sheik of Commonwealth Circle. He has
the foremost place in our fashion parade. Coupled
with this is his never exhausted supply of humorous
comments for any and all occasions. This man Zeke
has attributes other than these. He has put a lot of
studying into two years, and we think his efforts were
well repaid. Of course we must not forget that Zeke
has support, for he has Mrs. Zeke to help him along.
We will miss him, but he leaves with the blessings and
best wishes of all.
DAVID F. FERZOCO "Dave"
Dance Committee 2, Newman Club 2, Poultry
Club 1-2, Veterans Association 1-2. Placement at
West Acton, Mass. Goal; Own and operate a turkey
Dave can always come up with an answer. If you
want an interesting class period, just get Dave into an
argument with the Prof. Remember those in "Agi. Ec"?
Now to talk turkey. Dave is going right after that
turkey farm and if enthusiasm, ability, and ambition
count, Dave will be up there with the best. It shouldn't
take him very long to be on top in the field of turkey
ANTHONY T. FIORINI "Tony"
Ornamental Horticulture Pittsfield
Alpha Tau Gamma, Student Council 1-2, Glee Club 1,
Horticulture Club 1, Newman Club 2, Veterans Associa-
tion 1-2, Football 1-2, Placement taken at Great
Harrington, Mass. Goal; To own and operate a land-
Tony, our worried but highly capable member of
the student council. Although he seems at times to be
deeply tangled in facing tasks, he emerges victorious,
never yielding to defeat. A fine display of his ability
was exhibited in aiding the success of the Freshman
Reception Dance at which time he served as chairman
of the committee. Tony enjoys outdoor sports and
WILLIAM W. FLINT, Jr. "Bill"
Animal Husbandry Winchendon
Animal Husbandry Club 1-2, Shorthorn Board 2,
Rifle Club 2. Placement taken at Leominster, Massa-
Try as you will, you never can be as late as Bill for
classes. The boys at the Frat house marvel at the hours
spent in devoted study. Bill has become well known
for his ability to wear out pencils, pipes, and trucks.
Deep under numerous papers, in many notebooks, one
can find a complete record of each and every word he
heard in any class of Animal Husbandry in 1948. A
Ford truck of any front seat capacity and an array of
pipes will always gharacterize Bill Flint.
RICHARD T. FLOOD "Dick"
Dairy Manufactures Brookline
Alpha Tau Gamma, Dairy Club 2, Newman Club
1-2, Shorthorn Board 1, Veterans Association 1-2.
Placement Training at Stockton, New Jersey.
Dick is the politician of the Dairy Class. His friendly
"we" can always be followed by a few minutes of
shooting the breeze. Athletically and musically minded,,
he would rather play baseball and listen to Vaughn
Monroe, than anything else. Among his many abilities,
one of the greatest is his proficiency in writing. Dick
hopes to land a Civil Service job in the dairy field
and we all know that he will be a success in everything
he does. Good luck, Dick!
JOHN J. FLYNN
Floriculture Club 1-2. Veterans Association 1-2.
Horticulture Show 2. Placement taken at the Allen
Street Greenhouses. Springfield, Mass. Goal; Green-
John can be proud of the high scholastic standards
he set for his younger classmates to shooi at. His will-
ingness to learn the details of his subjects kept him
scurrying around the campus like an entomologist
with a bug net. Although not actively participating m
sports, his knowledge of sports made him a wonderful
conversationalist and a frequent middleman in sporting
arguments. We know John will be successful in his
floriculture pursuits and we wish him lots of luck.
WELLINGTON A. FRENCH "Well"
Poultry Club 1-2, Veterans Association 1-2. Place-
ment taken at Harco Orchards. South Easton. Mass.
Goal; To own and operate a poultry plant
We have found in "Well" a friendly studious student
who always has a ready wit. Dependable and well
liked, "Well" could always be depended upon to come
through with the answers when the rest of the class
was stuck. He has shown us what it takes to be a
success as a student with his ability to get things done
and yet apparently worry about nothing. His unas-
suming attitude plus a winning smile has won many
friends for him while at Stockbridge.
ROBERT K. FULLER "Swifty"
Dairy Manufactures Haverhill
Kappa Kappa, Dairy Club 2. Ski Club 1-2. Placement
at Wason &. MacDonald Company. Haverhill. Goal;
To run the perfect dairy.
One of the proverbial characters of the Dairy Class,
always a smile, always good for a laugh. 'Tis said in
whispers low and hark that Bob was third in line to
receive assignment answers from the two top "brains"
at Kappa Kappa. Bob was also the undisputed ice
cream consumer of the class. The way that man used
to shovel it down the hatch was a sight for the adver-
tising department of Sealtest. Bob hopes to run a
model dairy and should make a growing business out
of his enterprise.
LEO G. GAGNIER
Arboriculture Club 2. Placement taken at R. D.
Lowden. Needham. Mass., and Frost and Higgins.
Westover Field. Mass. Goal; To be a success in my
Woody, the woodpecker Gagnier — you'd think it
was a bird but it's only Leo. Though he is married
and a proud father, Leo still finds time to sandwich in
the Arboriculture Club meetings, and make it back
and forth from Holyoke. Leo has been a plugger here
at school and he has shown us what a little determina-
tion can do. We are sure that he is going places when
school is finished, and we all hope that the best of luck
will follow- him.
CALVIN D. GLAZIF:R
Dairy Club 1-2, Ski Club 1.
field Dairy Company.
Placement at Green-
One of the few married men in the class when it was
formed back in September of forty-six, Cal has amused
the class from time to time by his "oh. so corny" puns
and wit. Understand from Carl that upon graduation,
he's ready to take over the Board of Selectmen up
there in Leverett. Cal inherited a five hundred dollar
income tax deduction this past fall. Nice going, Cal!
The boys hope the new papoose will attend Stockbridge
with the class of sixty-four. Cal, at the present time,
is undecided as to plans after graduation, but we know
he has the ability to succeed in whatever he may choose
as his life's work.
JAMES L. GLAZIER "Jim"
Pomology Club 2, Horticulture Club 1-2. Place-
ment taken at Drew Fruit Farm, Westford, Mass.
Goal; To operate a fruit farm of my own.
Jim is the youngest member of the campus family of
Glaziers but being the youngest has never been of any
consequence to Jim. Without him and those like him.
the wheels of progress here at the University would
have been seriously retarded. During this last year
the boys have missed him at their periodical visits to
the soda fountain. Yes, Jim was another of the many
students who joined the ranks of the many married
couples attending school. We wish you the best of
Poultry East Longmeadow
Four-H Club 1. Glee Club 1, Hillel Club 1, Poultry
Club 1-2, Veterans Association 1. Placement taken
at Gold's Poultry and Egg Farm. East Longmeadow.
Mass. Goal; Barred Rock breeding farm.
Married here at school last year, Irving now has a
son who in the future will replace his father here at
Stockbridge. Irving is one of the few fortunate fellows
who will step into a farm as soon as he leaves school.
All of his classmates are certain that he will be success-
ful and we hope that he will be just as happy on the
farm as he was here m school.
DAVID M. GRANDY "Dave"
Animal Husbandry Hudson
Kappa Kappa. Animal Husbandry Club 1-2. Glee
Club 1. Placement taken at Little Compton, Rhode
Island. Goal; The owner of a herd of Holsteins.
Everybody will remember Dave for his good sense of
humor and pleasing personality. A quiet, serious fellow,
but we al! wonder how many cracked bones trace back
to the playful hands of Dave. He will always be
known as Grandy to most of us, but any connection
between this name and another such well known name
in Amherst is purely coincidental. We know his ability
as a mathematician will enable him to handle well
any future FIGl'RES w^hich he mav encounter.
RICHARD W. GREENLEAF "Dick"
Poultry Science Club 1 2. Veterans Association I.
Placement taken at Jasper Poultry Farm. Hudson.
N. H. Goal; To obtain a farm and have money.
Dick, a mighty man for his size in more ways than
one. has the personality that most people like to see in
a man. Dick is the ex-navy boy who retains most of
that prevailing salty look about him. Whether in the
navy, here at school, or back in Saugus, Dick was
always right at home. This boy has a very determined
future ahead which he is strongly determined to fulfill.
so, Dick, may your future days remain as true as they
FRED F. GRIFFIN "GrifT"
Vegetable Growing Bloomfield, Conn.
A. T. G. President 2. Veterans Association 1-2.
Hockey 2. Olericulture Club 1-2. Placement at Old
Homestead Farm. Granby, Conn. Goal; A wife, a
family and a tobacco farm.
"Girff". the negative of the Oleoculture Class; not
quiet, not an excellent student, but in the upper third
of the class. Well known, not only on campus, but by
the townspeople as well. His car (The Blue Beetle)
will be remembered cruising about Amherst and adja-
cent territory. A. T. G. thanks him for the rejuvenating
shot given them when they reorganized after the war.
"Griff" was the manager of the hockey team. He
became an outstanding goalie.
EVA F. GRIMES "Eve"
Animal Husbandry Oakham
Animal Husbandry Club 1-2, Four-H Club 1, Short-
horn Board 2, Little International 1-2. Placement
taken at Winsor C. Brown's Farm, White River Junc-
tion, Vermont. Goal; To own a farm.
A long shrill whistle — that's Eva coming. Her
whistle is recognized by many as a friendly greeting
from across campus. She makes friends easily and is
noted for her teasing personality. She is an ardent
horse-back riding fan and finds real satisfaction in hand-
ling and caring for animals. As for sports, Eva has very
little trouble hitting the "bull's eye" with a rifle.
NORMAN GUIDABONI "Gid"
Poultry Club 1-2, Shorthorn Board 2, Veterans
Association 1-2. Placement taken at E. Orleans and
Duxbury. Goal; A break in the poultry business.
"Gid" he is called — and many can say that he is a
fine fellow. He showed most of us. in his quiet unas-
suming way, how to do a good job of getting thru
school. "Gid" tied for the place of the smallest man in
the class and perhaps the quietest, but he did not
belie his real self. Always helpful and friendly, "Gid"
was ready any time to give a hand to anyone. We feel
he will have little trouble making a place for himself
in a world that needs more quiet people.
C. WILLIAM HALL "Bill"
Animal Husbandry Harvard
Animal Husbandry Club 2, Shorthorn Board 2,
Veterans Association 1, Rifle Club 2. Placement taken
at Haskens Farm, Amherst, Mass. Goal; Successful
Bill, in spite of his contrary protestations, is no
lazier than the average male. Certainly all Animal
Husbandry majors of 1948 will remember Bill as
favoring "end-of-the-spine" relaxation in all of his
classes, and have envied his amazing gift of asking
questions which made the lecture hours pass swiftly.
The future will always remain bright for the man with
an inquiring mind. We wish your future. Bill, to re-
main as bright as Times Square.
ROBERT C. HEUTIS "Bob"
Dairy Manufactures Belmont
Dairy Club 1-2, Shorthorn Board 1, S. C. A. 2,
Veterans Association 1-2, Alpha Tau Gamma. Place-
ment at David Buttrick Co., Arlington. Goal; To
According to Bob himself, he has all of the profs
figured out. By using his own method of psycho-
analysis, he knows what is right and what is wrong
with each of his profs. At this time Bob intends to
further his education — something we know he can do
because we know of his ability and his determination
to get ahead. His friendly 'How art you?" will be
remembered by all of us.
JOSEPH F. HOGAN "Joe"
Floriculture Club 2. Glee Club 2, Newman Club 2,
Veterans Association 2, Horticulture Show 2. Goal;
To operate my own business.
In the short association that we have had with Joe,
we have found him to be quite the intellectual fellow.
Anytime we needed information, Joe was always ready
to supply it from the books in his extensive library.
However, Joe was not at all the book worm we make
him, for many a dull moment was livened by his witty
remarks. We believe his fine personality and education
will help him to reach his goal. Best of luck. Joe, for a
ROBERT T. HOGG "Bob-
Veterans Association 1, Horticulture Show 1-2.
Placement taken at Joel T. Whittemore, Stoneham,
Mass. Goal; To erect and operate my own greenhouse.
Bob is a quiet, likeable and sincere friend to anyone
who knows him. We are sure that his straightforward
way of thinking will keep him and his family secure.
Yes, Bob is married and has two youngsters ready to
take a hand in "the old man's" business. After most
of us are talking about our Alma Mater, Bob will be
erecting that greenhouse. We trust that Lady Luck is
traveling along with his ambitions.
WILLIAM P. HOLDMAN, JR. "Bill"
Animal Husbandry Billerica
Animal Husbandry Club 1-2, Veterans Association 1.
Placement taken at Danvers State Hospital, Danvers,
Mass. Goal; To be a farm manager or a herdsman.
We all know of Bill's merit as a practical farmer, but
what's two times two. Bill? Give him a hog and he is
in his glory. Give him a wheel hoe or a sheep and we
dare to see you live with him. Although those checks
never seemed to come on time, far be it for him to
worry where his next dollar would be coming from.
If the energy and handwork that he has shown during
his stay at school prevails throughout, we all know
Bill will make a success in farming.
EVERETT G. JEWETT "Stretch"
Animal Husbandry Ipswich
Animal Husbandry Club 1-2, Dance Committees 2,
Shorthorn Board 2, Veterans Association 2, Radio
Club 1-2, Rifle Club 2. Placement taken at Sycamore
Farm, Kirkwood, Penn.
"Stretch" is known to everyone in the Stockbridge
family. He always has the answers, except for getting
up in the morning. He is a real photography fan and an
energetic worker on any committee or scholastic enter-
prise which he is associated with. Many of his buddies
wonder where he gets time to do all his jobs, from
driving a taxi to stripping tobacco, along with his
RICHARD F. JOHNSON "Dick"
Poultry Club 1-2. Placement taken at Longwood
Poultry Farm, Reading, Mass. Goal; After graduation
to work on the Home Farm.
Anytime you see the yellow streak, (or Ford coupe)
you will see Dick at the wheel. He is one of the youngest
members of the poultry class, and Dick is noted as the
super mechanic of the class. You will always hear him
vouching of how a Ford will start any cold morning.
If anyone calls out "lets play hearts", Dick is always
there. Often in Draper, when a girl greets Dick he
suffers from fascial hypoanemia (blushing to you).
Best of luck, Dick, may your future be a bright one.
RALPH A. KNAUST
Veterans Association 1-2, Pomology Club 2, Horti-
culture Show 1-2. Placement taken at Chedco Farm,
Here is the tall, austere, diplomat of our happy
learned fruit class. Ralph has been known to us as an
ambitious, methodical student who has, by his work,
reached the .upper brackets of academic honors. He
typifies the old saying of "Still water runs deep". But
you may be sure he has his light sides, for with his
new car and good looks he has certainly had a hard time
remaining aloof from the University co-eds.
FREDERICK G. KNOWLES, JR. "Freddir
Floriculture Club 1-2. Glee Club 1-2, Veterans Associa-
tion 1-2, Horticulture Show 2. Placement taken at
University of Massachusetts. Goal; A flower shop in
Fred is a direct, "pull-no-punches", speaking gentle-
man who has been one of our most energetic classmates.
Always-on-the-go, he has made many of the younger
sprouts wonder what moves him so. He seems to find
time for his "Amethyst Gardens", and a little bit of
fishing and hunting. With all his desire and willingness
to learn, we have no doubt that his ability and energy
will bring his ambitions into reality very soon.
MAURICE L. KOWAL
Floriculture Club 1-2, Veterans Association 1-2,
Horticulture Show 1-2. Placement taken at W. E.
Morey, Shrewsbury, Mass. Goal; To own and operate
a retail shop.
"Maurice the Florist" is one of the most popular men
in the class. His continual jesting, much of which was
aimed at himself, certainly served to lighten the burden
and make these two years at Stockbridge pleasant ones.
His pleasing mannerisms and sincerity have endeared
him to the Floriculture group. Of course, perhaps part
of his success has been due to the other side of the
family, for Maurice is another of our married men.
ROGER W. LAWRENCE "Rog"
Animal Husbandry Winchendon
Animal Husbandry Club 1-2, Veterans Association
1, Little International 2. Placement taken at Joe
Kivlin's Farm, Shoreham, Vermont. Goal; Paradise
Rog is the lad with an unending number of hidden
talents. Rog on the outside was a quiet modest fellow,
but at times, he found moments to express his stored
up energy by indulging in a good old free for all with a
gang of chaps commonly known as the "Dalton Boys".
We are sure that Roger, with all his ambition, is marked
for success. We can afford to make that statement
because he was blessed with a little bit of luck and un-
doubtedly a touch of magic.
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KENNETH D. LEBEAU
Dairy Club 1-2, President.
Dairy, Springfield, Mass.
Placement at Gosselin's
Ken LeBeau is an ex-army saw-bones and laboratory
technician. He assumed the duties of President of the
Dairy Club in his senior year and has done a swell job
in keeping the group organized. Everyone will remem-
ber Ken for his pleasing personality and jovial disposi'
tion. Everybody likes to stop in and visit Ken at his
bachelors suite at the Elm Tree Inn. He has every-
thing there from soup to nuts. Many a pleasant even'
ing has been spent there by members of the dairy class.
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REUBEN E. LEBEAUX "Rube"
Ornamental Horticulture Shrewsbury
Alpha Tau Gamma, Class Officer 1-2, Dance Com-
mittee 2, Horticulture Club 1, Veterans Association
1-2, Football 1-2, Winter Carnival Committee 2,
Horticulture Show 1-2. Placement at Northboro,
Mass. Goal; To operate my own landscape business.
As our class president for two years. Rube has suc-
cessfully and efficiently guided us through thick and
thin. By his outstanding work, he has succeeded in
making the class of 1948 one of the finest ever to
graduate from Stockbridge. His energy, both as a
capable football player and an excellent student, was
DAVID W. LEONARD "Junior"
Vegetable Growing Abington
Olerculture Club 1-2, Shorthorn Board 2, Rifle Club
2. Placement at A. S. Lynde Farm, Abington, Mass.
Goal; To own my own farm.
"Junior" is the quiet studious member of the class.
When he hasn't got his nose stuck in a book, he can
usually be found in the kitchen of Mrs. Webb's board-
ing house eating oranges. He is an amateur photo-
grapher and spends many a peso on films and their
development. This quiet Vegetable Grower is also
very good natured and always remained calm and
collected under pressure. Junior will go a long way in
his field both literally and figuratively.
AARNE M. LEPPANIEMI "Lepp"
Alpha Tau Gamma, Basketball 1-2, Football 1,
Horticulture Show 1-2, Pomology Club 2. Placement
taken at Spring Hill Orchard, Sterling, Mass. Goal;
To own a fruit farm.
Lepp is known to a good many of us here as the
Mayor of Little Finland and also as the leader of our
famous Mumbles Duet. His presence here has had an
educational effect upon us, not only in speech but in
mannerisms, also. Lepp was also found in Stockbridge's
athletic program, both in football and basketball;
hence he left a definite impression on the athletic
standards of Stockbridge.
CHARLES W. LINDQUIST, JR. "Charlie"
Poultry Club 1-2. Placement take at J. J. Warren,
North Brookfield, Mass. Goal; R. O. P. Breeding
Charlie is the boy with a good disposition and a good
standing in his class. When his studies are done you
can count on him as a willing third for a penochle
game or a good match on an argument as to the merits
of a certain commercial poultry feed. We rather sus-
pect that Charley will follow this feed service line
but in any job we know that he will put forth his best
effort and make a success of any undertaking. Best
wishes from the poultry class. Charley; see you on the
G. WALKER LORD
Animal Husbandry Holliston
Little International 2. Animal Husbandry Club 2.
Placement at Lynn Brook Farm. Southboro. Mass.
G. Walker came to Stockbridge after being discharged
from the Army Air Corps. Walker never has much to
say but usually when he does it is worth listening to.
Wherever there is activity his camera and his Hash are
found. No sports event, dance or club activity would
be complete' without him. Walker's good work and
seriousness will take him far and we wish him the best
of luck in all his endeavors. The man with the camera
and the flash gun will long be remembered by his class-
JOHN P. LUKENS "Luke"
Dairy Manufactures Belmont
Kappa Kappa, Dairy Club 2. Orchestra 1, Track 1.
Placement at United Dairy. Springfield, Mass.
John has been an exceedingly outstanding member
of the dairy class, scholastically and socially. He will
be remembered for his ability to carry on under adverse
conditions and is an inspiration for all of us. John would
like to continue his education upon completion of his
work at Stockbridge. John has shown by his work
here that he would be able to handle four year work if
he so desired. John has been able to keep his scholastic
and social work up to a high optimum degree.
MARK D. LURVEY "Stretch"
Dairy Manufactures Newton
Placement at Sealtest in Worcester. Goal; After
graduation is a good job in the dairy industry.
Here was the man who was all man. Yes sir. six
feet five inches of it. Stretch took the proverbial vows
this summer and returned to our campus as a happily
married young man. Stretch has developed into a
real student this year and is one of the top men m the
class. This writer will say that maybe marriage does
wonderful things scholastically. Maybe we should
take heed. Stretch hopes to continue on in the dairy
industry and with his outstanding ability in the field
he should succeed, there's no doubt about it.
EDWARD J. MACHNO "Mac"
Hotel Management Holyoke
Four-H Club 1-2. Pandocios Club 1-2. His goal
after graduation is to work for the Food Nutritional
Council in Washington. D. C.
Edward Machno. known to his friends as "Mac",
is the Robert Taylor of Commonwealth Circle. Mac
puts his major to good use each day by cooking his own
meals in his room. He claims that with better facilities
he could compete with Draper. Mac wears a perpetual
smile which is contagious. As far as we can predict,
his roots will remain in Western Massachusetts. We
know that he will go a long way. A personality like
his couldn't fail.
RICHARD F. MARKEY "Rick"
Veterans Association 1-2, Pomology Club 2, Horti-
culture Show 1-2. Goal; To find independence.
Rick was one of the group to question the veracity
of any theory expounded by members of the horticul-
tural staff. "Why", "When", and "I can't see the
theory put to practice" were his favorite by-lines, with
them he managed to provoke many minds into deep
thinking of ways in which we could show the "whys and
wherefores". Rick has compiled a very complete list
of the time-aged witticisms of our professors. The list
has served us with many enjoyable moments of humor
by his interpretations of that list. We have no fear of
HENRY A. MATHIEU "Pete"
Arboriculture Club 2, Horticulture Show 2. Place-
ment training taken at Frost and Higgins Company,
Amherst, Mass. Goal ; To work with a reliable company.
The arboriculture display at the Horticulture Show
speaks well for Pete. After seeing him display his
talents we know that he has what it takes to be a good
tree man. One might say of Pete that he is a hard-
working boy with an eye to the future. His needs for
life are: a gun with which to hunt, a job at which to
work, and a happy home. Only his need for a job re-
quires fulfillment now. His favorite expression is "You
do good work".
SILVIO C. MERLINI "Mink"
Floriculture North Adams
Floriculture Club 1-2, Glee Club 1, Veterans Associa-
tion 1-2, Horticulture Show 2. Placement taken at
Springfield, Mass. Goal; To become a retail grower
Silvio, better known to his classmates as "Mink",
is an easy going fellow with a ready smile for all of us.
A very good designer and an excellent student. Mink
was quite popular among the students and professors
for his thoroughness and keen common sense. There is
no doubt that he has acquired a host of friends while
here at Stockbridge. We do wonder at his appetite. It
never seems to be quite satisfied and we feel eating
might be classed as a hobby with him.
MALCOLM C. MIDGLEY "Midge"
Ornamental Horticulture Worcester
Kappa Kappa, Horticulture Club 1, Veterans Associa-
tion 1, Horticulture Show 1-2. Placement taken at
Bigelow Nurseries, Northboro, Mass. Goal; To have
a landscape and tree repair business of my own.
Midge is a young man with an eye for the future.
Already he has successfully put two years of Horticul-
ture behind him and now he plans on returning again
next year to see what he can find out about trees.
Midge has become a familiar face to most of us and we
found him to be a good friend to have. He claims his
hobby is hiking, but we think it's just a conditioning
course for his Wednesday night square dancing. All
in all. Midge has been a very capable student, and we
are sure that he will provide his field with a valuable
WOODROW H. MILLER
Animal Husbandry Club 1.
Edwin S. Hartley, Westfield,
peace with my neighbor.
Placement taken at
Mass. Goal; Life in
One of the smartest fellows in the class, Woody won
an H. P. Hood and Sons Scholarship. He was a com-
muter from Springfield during both years at Stock-
bridge. Springfield is a long drive. You might say
Woody is the table tennis champion of the Animal
Husbandry class. Anyway, he swings a mean paddle.
Last summer he became the proud father of a baby boy,
and has all the aspects of becoming the typical farmer
family man. We know that Woody will achieve early
success in his chosen field of specialized agriculture.
DE WITT MITCHELL "Mitch"
Animal Husbandry Medford
Animal Husbandry Club 1-2, Little International 2,
Hockey 2. Placement taken at G. David farm. Sterling
Junction. Goal; To raise a family and be a successful
retail milk dealer.
Who mentioned Medford? It must have been
"Mitch", our Stockbridge hockey star. Did you know
how he made out in English? Medford natives stick
together. "Mitch" is always good for a laugh no
matter how dull other things get. By the way, "Mitch",
did you take genetics to learn how to breed cattle or
those precious hunting dogs of yours? For the future,
"Mitch" has planned raising a family and establishing
a retail milk business.
GEORGE J. MOORE, JR.
Floriculture Club 1-2, Glee Club 1, Veterans Associa-
tion 1-2. Placement taken at Sunnyside Greenhouses.
Worcester, Mass. Goal; To be a whole sale and retail
George is as calm as the proverbial waters that run
deep. One never knows what he may be thinking for
he never says much unless he has a definite opinion to
express. He is not running over with evident enthu-
siasm, but the interest is there although it may not
appear on the surface. We found that when you get
to know George, his engaging smile tells much about
the strong character that lies beneath the quiet reserve.
PAUL J. MURPHY "Mumbles"
Fine Turf Maintenance Oakham
Veterans Association 2, Golf 2. Placement at Race-
brook Country Club. New Haven. Connecticut. Goal;
Golf course construction and maintenance.
Quiet please! There is a genius working in our midst.
He sees all and knows all, for alas, his wisdom is in-
exhaustible. This is our good friend Murph without
whom our days at Stockbridge would have been mildly
uneventful. Best of luck in the future, Murph. If you
continue along the path you have paved for yourself
here at Stockbridge, we feel certain that success is yours.
ROBERT J. MacDONOUGH "Mac"'
Fruit Growing Watertown
Veterans Association 2, Pomology Club 2, Horti-
culture Show 1-2. Placement taken at Sullivan
Brothers, Ayer, Mass. Goal; To investigate the
Pacific and North West Fruit sections.
He is known as the "Mad Irishman", placing a great
cast upon everything he touches. This trait is due, no
doubt, to the fact that he has green hands. During
his short, but pleasant two year term here, he has had
several cruisers, ranging from a ridiculous Cadillac
to a sublime Nash. We prophesy a brilliant automotive
future for him. because of his undying love for auto-
mobiles. His brilliant mind, infectious humor, and
kind ways, this will, we believe, lead him into a brilliant
and successful future.
WILLIAM F. MacGRAY "Mac"
Arboriculture Club 2. Placement taken at Frost
and Higgins Company, Arlington, Mass. Goal; To
enter the tree business.
"If you don't like it, why don't you quit?" If we
couldn't hear it for fifty years and suddenly it rang
forth in the night, we would remember Bill. Who else
would say it? But there are many things in addition
to this that will bring Bill back to us. His hard work
and his smile were always well known and looked for.
We see in our crystal ball a happy home and a fine job
for Bill. We feel sure that his future success is imminent
and we wish him the best of luck.
MARTIN S. McMANUS "Marty"
Dairy Manufactures Worcester
Alpha Tau Gamma, Dairy Club 1-2, Class Officer 2.
Placement at Smithfield Ice Cream Company, Worces-
ter. Goal; To own and manage his ice cream plant.
The wonder boy of the dairy class, for whatever Marty
undertakes he does well. When it comes to ice cream
making, this young man really came into his own. 'Tis
said that Marty's ability just about carried a few other
fellows toward graduation. A wonder with women, he
had them all guessing. Marty's immediate goal is a
position in the ice cream industry. The dairy class
joins as a group to wish the "kid" every success and
happiness in his future endeavors.
EDMUND C. McNULTY "Mac"
Ornamental Horticulture Roslindale
Newman Club 2, Horticulture Show 2. Placement
taken at Winslow's Nursery, Needham, Mass. Goal;
Nursery Sales Business.
There's one student on campus who looks more like
a college professor than anything else. Who is it? Old
Mac — the man who can take everything and anything
as it comes, for he is a hard man to discourage. Al-
though he owns his own landscape business, he was
much more interested in his forestry course here at
Stockbridge than any of the other courses he pursued.
With his wit, easy going ways, ability to stand up to
any situation. Mac will go far in the Horticultural
field. We wish him God speed on his journey to success.
MALCOLM M. NICHOLSON "Nick"
Alpha Tau Gamma, Dance Committees 2, Ring
Committee 2, Student Council 2, Horticulture Show
1-2, Basketball 1. Football 1-2. Placement taken at
Harry Quint, Inc.
Nick is one of these powerhouses tied up in a small
package. His playing ability on the football field and
his leadership were two of the most important reasons
for a successful year for the team. But Nick's ability
is not only confined to sports. No, his school work was
to be admired and his interest in school activities gained
him many friends. For two years Nick has been a
busy man, but his haste and ability seem to have gone
hand in hand, for he accomplished a good deal more than
just an education.
EINO E. NIINIMAKI "Eno"
Alpha Tau Gamma, Pomology Club 2, Horticulture
Show 1-2, Basketball 1, Football 1. Placement taken
at Shalon Farms, Leominster, Mass. Goal; To operate
my own farm.
Eno is the second member of the Mumblers Duet and
also vice-mayor of little Finland. We have been told
that one of his many hobbies is square dancing in-
structor at the weekly Amherst Social Club meetings.
What we wonder about is how much instructing does
he do. But Eno is a serious man just the same. He has
been intensely interested in apple growing, so inter-
ested that even some of the masters of the art have
turned over to him many of their rare manuscripts.
RICHARD E. NILSSON "Dick"
Dairy Manufactures Avon
Dairy Club 2, Veterans Association 1-2, Ski Club 1,
Alpha Tau Gamma. Placement Training at McMarthy
Ice Cream Co., Whitman, Mass. Goal; To use up his
G. I. Bill.
Dick is the all around boy of the Dairy Class. His
social life, as well as his studies, has been very success-
ful here on campus. A round of Frat parties and for-
mals rounded out his life as a good student. After
graduating he wants to use up his G. I. Bill so he must
have liked it here at Stockbridge. Dick is sure to have
a great future and he has the best wishes of all his
HARRY S. NORWOOD "Dan"
Pomology Club 2, Horticulture Show 1-2. Place-
ment taken in Charlemont. Goal; To develop my
"Tracker" Dan, the Pocumtuck farmer, is one man
who has proven the theory that wild game can be
successfully tracked across rock ledges. He is a firm
believer in practical application rather than theory
and has led much of the discussions on the pros and
cons of this subject. Dan is one of our married men
and he has a sizable family of three boys and one girl.
All he needs now is a successful farm, ane we are sure
that this will materialize in short order. Dan has
been one step ahead of the average; keep it up Dan,
and you will have no trouble in the future.
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PAUL J. O'LEARY "O"
Fine Turf Worcester
Newman Club 2, Veterans Association 1-2, Golf 2.
Placement at Charles River Country Club, Newton,
Mass. Goal; Golf Course Superintendant.
"Silence is Golden". This makes Paul a gold mine.
Quiet and unassuming, when not in the classroom, he
may be found rummaging through the bookshelves at
Goodell Library. Paul takes his golfing seriously and
is sure to make the top soon. Paul shares a hobby with
many of us — top notch dance bands. We feel sure
that many will agree with Paul's choice.
ROBERT D. PEASE "Bob"
Animal Husbandry Templeton
Animal Husbandry Club 1-2, Football 1-2, Little
International 2. Placement taken at Gardner State
Hospital, Gardner, Mass. Goal; To be a good dairy-
Big Bob Pease, that's the name of a fellow who will
be hard to forget and one which was a legend on the
football field. All of us remember the shouts of "We
want Pease" and his battle cry of "Come On!". But
Bob's ability is hardly confined to athletics, for we
have seen that he is very capable of holding his own in
class. His persistency and aggressiveness have brought
him far and should help him in the future.
JOHN R. PERKINS "Perk"
Floriculture Club 1-2, Four-H Club 1, Horticulture
Club 1, Veterans Association 2, Horticulture Show 1-2,
Floriculture Style Show 2. Placement taken at Hof-
man's Flowers, Abington, Mass. Goal; Retail Flower
John is one of our more reserved class members, but
his quietness belies an active streak of originality and
talent in his floral designing. His ability in this field
was very well indicated in the Valentine hat creation
he put out. We have found John ready to help when-
ever he could give assistance. His greenhouse has no
doubt been of great assistance to him in putting across
the work he has had here at school.
WILLIAM C. POOLE "Bill"
Horticulture Show 1-2, Pomology Club 2. Place-
ment taken at Atkins Farm, Amherst, Mass. Goal;
To be a successful fruit grower.
Bill is the organic blueberry culturist of the pomology
class and he belongs to the ever growing minority of
married men. Since we have known him, he has had
ambitions to journey to the far reaches of Western
Europe to try a program of successful blueberry cul-
ture. Don't worry about Bill if he doesn't make it —
chances are he will establish his own business of fruit
culture. There will always be a good position for a per-
son such as Bill, for he combines a fine background of
agriculture with plenty of energy for work.
JAMES J. POSTIZZI "Posty"
Dairy Manufactures Boston
Alpha Tau Gamma. Dairy Club 1-2. Placement taken
at Somerville. Mass. Goal; To obtain the comforts
Sometimes l\no\vn as "Boston Blackie" and as a
junior size "Legs Diamond", Jim has found no small
place in the Dairy Class. His wit and gentle sarcasm
have already become well known to all. When Jim goes
social, watch out, everything is complete down to the
"soup and fish". Jim's ambition to obtain the comforts
of life is bound to come because his ability in dairying
matches well with his sociability.
HERMAN S. PRATT "Joe"
Dairy Manufactures Weymouth
Dairy Club 2, Veterans Association 1. Placement
at H. P. Hood and Sons, Charlestown, Mass. Goal;
A success in my undertakings.
Although a good student, Joe's heart is in the legiti-
mate theatre. Yes, Joe is planning some summer
theatre training with a stock company when he leaves
school. After this he hopes to attend actors school for
a few years, and then on to the "Great White Way".
Joe is well known among us as a rather easy going lad
but that seems to be contradicted when you see his
proficiency in the "squared ring" and his ability to
hold the rating of a fireman first class in any fire
JAMES J. QUINN "Quinny"
Pood Management Whitinsville
Horticulture Show 2. Pandocios Club 1-2. Veterans
Association 1-2. Placement at "Southward Inn",
Jimmy Quinn. the motivating force of Common-
wealth Circle. Quinny possesses a dynamic personality,
which enables him to make friends very easily. He is
full of good fellowship and always willing to help the
other fellow over a rough spot. A favorite pastime of
his is "room hopping". He lives for nights when he can
sit around and throw the bull with the boys. He is an
ace when it comes to basketball.
WILLIAM A. RAE
Arboriculture Club 2. Placement taken at The
Frost and Higgins Company, Arlington. Mass.
The "lefty" of the Arboriculture Class. Bill was a
good student and a quick one. His ability to do a job
and do it well was admired by all of us. His talent and
personality helped him come through school success-
fully and made him a friend of all. Though Bill has
his future lined up, we know it would be possible to
send him away from here with only an idea, and we
would never have to worry. Bill will make the goal.
Good luck from all of us in everything you do.
CHARLES D. REID "Charlie"
Four-H Club 1. Poultry Club 1-2, Veterans Associa-
tion 1-2. Alpha Tau Gamma. Placement taken at
Rail Tree Farm, Carlsile. Goal; Feed dealer and opera-
tor of own poultry plant.
Charlie always hunched up in the chair and grumbled
at the profs. You always knew, if, upon entering a
classroom, no matter how noisy or quiet, there was a
bass undertone, that Charlie had some pertinent
thoughts upon the point at issue. It has been said, "If
it's feed — C. Reid". That's going to be Charlie's
future and if any of us need any feed in days to come,
we know where to go.
Floriculture West Brookfield
Horticulture Club 1, Floriculture Club 1-2. Secre-
tary of the First Annual Flower-Fashion Show 2,
Forward girls basketball. Horticulture Show 2.
Betsy is a happy-go-lucky girl, with a ready smile
for every one. She is an ardent fan of basketball and
football, and she eagerly attends as many games as
possible. She played basketball as forward on the
Stockbridge girls team. At all games her enthusiastic
cheering boosts the spirit of a tired team. One of
Betsy's favorite past times is dancing, especially the
slow dreamy type. Betsy finds great enjoyment in her
field of corsage making.
LOIS M. RINEHART "Lo"
Animal Husbandry Weston
Animal Husbandry Club 1-2. Treasurer, Glee Club
1, Outing Club 1, Women's Basketball 1-2, Scrolls 2,
W. A. A. 2, Field Hockey 1-2. Placement at Ashby,
Mass. Goal; To have my own dairy farm.
Lois, being greatly outnumbered by the opposite
sex, has certainly held her own. and her work has been
a challenge to any of the fellows. She has been known
to all as a woman with high ambitions and one who is
never quite able to say no when asked for a helping
hand. Her ideas, energy, and talents, were given
wholeheartedly in anything she chose to do. You have
gained much here at Stockbridge besides an education,
Lois. We feel sure of your future success and wish you
CHARLES RIZOS "Petey"
Food Management Lowell
Pandocios Club 1-2, Veterans Association 1-2, Four-
H Club 1. Placement at Howard Johnsons, Orleans.
Charlie, the little man with the personality personi-
fied, set the social pace at Commonwealth Circle. He
could be seen any night in the week heading for Mt.
Holyoke. Charlies' aspirations at present are to further
his education on the West Coast and attach himself to
a large hotel chain. Equipped with his friendly smile
and amusing chatter, we are sure that he will reach his
goal. We will miss your ever-smiling face, Charlie,
but we wish you luck and early success in your en-
GEORGE M. ROAF
Floriculture Club 1-2, Veterans Association 1, Horti-
culture Show 1-2. Placement taken at Casey Florist
Company, Melrose, Mass. Goal; To own and operate
a retail flower business.
George is a very quiet unassuming young fellow whose
studies have been utmost in his mind. His favorite
pastimes were browsing in the library or else you might
find him bent over the hood of his car, the Green
Hornet. George didn't have many real obstacles in his
two years here, but some say that preparing breakfast
for his roommate caused him many weary moments.
He has those things you need for success, determination
and the ability to make decisions.
THOMAS G. ROHAN "Big Tom"
Fine Turf Holyoke
Golf 2. Placement at Lake Sunapee Turf Gardens.
New Hampshire. Goal; Greenkeeper and Golf pro-
Happy-go-lucky, that's Big Tom, who drives golf
balls 300 yards mto the wind. Thus the reason for his
winning the Holyoke Country Championship. Tom's
biggest worry is trying to get his big Chrysler over the
notch in time for eight o'clock classes. We know that
he will always be up to par. The fine turf class of 1948
extends to Tom every good wish for an early success
m his field of endeavor. We are sure, Tom, that your
goal of Greenkeeper and Golf Pro will be achieved.
G. DOUGLAS ROSS
Animal Husbandry 1-2.
Placement at Massachusetts
Doug, a good scholar, is active in school affairs. He
is the father of a blond baby girl. Doug, the fanciest
dancer in Stockbridge, loves to square dance, as long
as his partner and his wind hold out. With the experi-
ence gained at school and on the college farm, this boy
will make a practical farmer. Doug's favorite saying
is, "Got to get home early, the Baby Sitter's rate goes
up after midnight." Doug looks forward to the time
when he can buy a farm of his own; until that time he
feels that he can be content as manager of some good
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JOHN J. ROSS "Jack-
Animal Husbandry West Cummington
Animal Husbandry Club 1. Shorthorn Board 2,
Rifle Club 2. Placement at Northampton State Hos-
pital. Jack's goal is to become a success in the field of
Jack is the crusador for the common man, always
ready for a debate. Jack was a candidate for Senior
President. You can find him around the campus with
his ever-present yard bird hat. He hails from the hills
of the Berkshires. Jack has always managed to avoid
the campus cop with his beachwagon. Many of his
friends will long remember him for those long rides to
class on cold winter mornings. Good luck to you. Jack! '
JOHN C. ROULEAU "Chip"
Ornamental Horticulture Lancaster
Placement training taken at Adams Nursery, West-
field, Mass. Goal; To provide security for my family.
Chip grew up on a farm in Lancaster and is still a
country boy at heart. He never had much time for
things outside of school, but he had about the best ex-
cuse of all, for Chip has a family which includes three
children, who provided all the entertainment and out-
side activity that Chip needed. They tell us that Bon-
nie, his oldest daughter, is just as critical of Chip's re-
port card as he is of hers. Perhaps that explains the
driving power behind Chip, and perhaps that's why we
feel sure that he will succeed in the future.
SAHAG S. SARKISIAN "Sam"
Kappa Kappa, Poultry Club 1-2, Veterans Associa-
tion 1-2. Placement taken at J. B. Abbot Farm,
Bellows Falls, Vermont. Goal; To operate my own
Good natured Sam never let his small stature inter-
fere with his doing the kind of work that staggered
others. Sam always has a good laugh to hand all of
his classmates. His friends range further than the
class and all who know him will tell you that Sam
doesn't have an enemy in the world. Social life has
never found Sam wanting. At any dance you found
him there and never was there anything he couldn't
do on the floor.
ROBERT S. SCHLICKE "Slicke"
Animal Husbandry Brookline
Animal Husbandry Club 1-2, Little International 2,
Shorthorn Board 2, Football 1, Kappa Kappa. Place-
ment taken at Sunshine Dairy, Framingham, Mass.
Goal; My own farm.
Slicke, never without a humorous statement, is, as
well as being a big wheel in Kappa Kappa, a top notch
ping-pong player, sometimes battling a string of oppo-
nents until two or three in the morning. After two years
in the service, he still retains that old navy (?) habit of
working industriously and promptly, which we hope
will launch him well toward his future goal.
ROGER B. SCOTT "Scottie"
Animal Husbandry Ashfield
Basketball 1-2. Placement at Echo Hill Farm,
Ashfield. Goal; Owner of a dairy farm.
Scottie is one of our star basketball players. He
played first string forward in his Freshman and Senior
years and pulled the team out of many a tight spot.
Scottie is an all around athlete and while he may be
short in stature, he makes up for it in speed and en-
durance. He is one of the select who reside at Mrs.
Harrington's Art Gallery on Sunset Avenue. His
placement training was taken on his father's farm in the
Berkshire town of Ashfield.
KOV F. SEELY "Roy"
Ornamenlal Horticulture Nortliampton
Horticulture Show 1 2. Placement taken at Adams
Nursery, Westfield. Mass. Goal; Security.
Roy is one of the unknowns here m our class. He
commuted daily from Northampton during his two
years at Stockbridge. and consequently we didn't see
much of him. The only time we did see him was in
class, where he was always quite busy, we never were
really able to know him. A quiet, soft spoken blonde,
Roy was one of the most brilliant men in the Horticul-
ture section. We knew him as an easy going, friendly
fellow, who. in the little time he was here, made a
large number of acquaintances. We feel sure that with
his friendly ways and his aptitude for his work, he will
gain his goal in the near future.
ROBERT L. SELLERS "Jug"
Fine Turf Holyoke
Golf 2, Co-captain, Horticulture Show 1 -2. Place-
ment at Keene Country Club, Keene, N. H. Goal:
National Open Golf Championship,
Bob is our good looking golf pro' from Holyoke. He
is best know'n for rescueing his classmates from mathe-
matical frustrations. Bob is really living the pace with
his new Chevrolet. We know that he will go a long way
equipped with his terrific powers of persuasion. As
you proceed on your journey down the road of success
the best wishes of the class go with you. Bob. The
friends you have made here at Stockbridge will be
behind you all the way.
DONALD O. SHANLEY "Don"
Floriculture Club 1-2, Newman Club 1-2. Ring
Committee 2, Shorthorn Board 2. Business Manager.
Placement taken at H. A. Cook, Shrewsbury. Mass.
Goal; Retail Shop.
Don is said to be the youngest and quietest member
of the Floriculture class. If you were to walk around
Campus with him. you w-ould be surprised at the num-
ber of Co-eds he knows by their first name. It must be
the combination of red hair and dynamic personality
that makes him the most popular don of the Floricul-
ture class. The best wishes of the senior class go with
you, Don, may your future be a bright and a happy one.
MICHAEL A. SIMON "Mike"
Kappa Kappa, Poultry Club 1 2. Veterans Associa-
tion 1-2. Placement at Mt. Hope Farm.
Mike is the poultry man's businessman. When it
comes to action on the higher level. Mike is the man
to see. He is one who always knows the most of daily
activities, economic or political. Mike says, "If you
are ever going to be big, you've got to think big".
We agree and look to Mike to go far in his field. Mike
was commander of the Veterans Association on campus
during the 1947-48 season. Mike has done a fine job
here on campus and we know great things are in store
for him in his immediate future.
CHARLES D. SJOLANDER "Chuck-
Dairy Manufactures Worcester
Veterans Association 1-2. Kappa Kappa. Placement
training at Smith and Fyfe. Inc.. Worcester. Goal;
Chuck is often referred to as the Romeo of the Dairy
Class. His ability to get along with the fairer sex is
amazing. He can get along better with the women than
he can in some of his lab periods. Between classes he
could be seen flexing his mighty muscles in the cage or
the gym. He always said he was keeping in trim for
the gay evening to come. Our best wishes go with you.
CARLYLE A. SMITH "Smitty"
Animal Husbandry Chicopee Falls
Animal Husbandry Club 1, Little International 2,
Veterans Association 1, Football 1. Placement taken
at Waveney Farm, Framingham. Goal; To be a suc-
cessful dairy farmer.
Who was the fellow that breezed through "Bac"
last year? Don't you know? — Chief Pharmacist's
Mate, C. A. Smith. Smitty was always in there pitching
except that first football season, although he did manage
to hold his own. We can watch him for fast develop-
ments in the future, and with Stockbridge as his back-
ground, plus previous farming experience, he should
reach his goal fast. Good luck for the future from the
Animal Husbandry section.
EARLE H. SMITH "Smitty"
Animal Husbandry North Grafton
Animal Husbandry Club 1, Veterans Association 2.
Placement at Grafton State Hospital.
We have in our midst a quiet sort of fellow who is
always dressed as neat as a pin, even in his dungarees.
Mornmg, noon, or night who do you see in Draper
Hall with the cutest blonde on campus. You guessed
it, who else but E. H. Smith. Anytime you want a date
with some campus "Chick" see Smitty, he knows them
all. When it comes to farming, Smitty is tops. He
knows one of the most important things — how to
handle animals. As a herdsman or farm owner, he
should have a successful future.
JAMES M. SMITH "Smitty"
Poultry Club 1-2, Veterans Association 1. Place-
ment at Forrest Jaspers Poultry Farm, Amherst. New
Hampshire. Goal; A business with his father.
Smitty held down the quiet corner. I don't mean
you never heard from him, for Smitty was in the middle
of most class discussions. He just operated in a
pleasing quiet manner. Although there were a multi-
tude of the clan Smith, there was only one "Smitty".
With his calm, friendly manner, we know we'll hear
good things from Smitty 's future. Smitty was one of
the well-dressed men of the poultry class. It was
always a pleasure to have him in the gang.
MILTON H. SMITH "Smitty"
Animal Husbandry Haverhill
Animal Husbandry Club 1-2, Band 1. Dairy Club 1,
Dance Committee 1. Poultry Club I, De Molay Club
2. Placement training at Maiden Hill Farm. Ward
Hill. Goal; Salesman or to own and operate a feed
The local car dealer. Milt, always has a flashy car
with twin exhausts and double cutout. His chief sports
are skiing and sheing. Smitty was always available to
the married students as baby sitter until he was
presented with a sheep to show in the Little Inter-
national. Milton's good sportmanship and personality
will help him greatly in the future. Good Luck. Milt.
WALTER A. SMITH "Tapper"
Fine Turf North Quincy
Newman Club 1-2. Veterans Association 1. Hockey
1 2. Golf 2. Placement at Lake Sunapee Turf Garden.
New London, N. H. Goal; Operation of a driving
range at Palm Beach, Florida.
"Tapper" is the flashy, high scoring center on our
hockey team who gave rival goalies nightmares. His
self styled lingo is positively fascinating and amusing.
He may be seen any Friday afternoon percolating down
Route 9. with golf sticks and and a model "A" Ford.
Tapper's personality is second to none. We wish you
luck in your Palm Beach efforts, Walter, but it will be
rather difficult to practice your hobby of figure skating
in sunny Florida.
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WILLIAM D. SMITH
Placement taken at Beacon
try Farm. Cayuga. New York.
Milling Company Poul-
Goal; Own business.
Smitty is a big fellow with a big healthy laugh and
will undoubtedly go far if he doesn't continue using
his head and shoulders to batter down telegraph poles
on poultry plants. We all remember the rooster chase
he had that day at the college plant. Smitty and the
rooster were traveling at such a speed that the rooster
with the aid of his wings only narrowly avoided col-
liding with the pole also. P. S. He caught the rooster.
The best wishes of the class go with you. Smitty, may
your future be a bright one.
DONALD A. SNOW. Jr. "Snowy"
Animal Husbandry Haverhill
Animal Husbandry Club 1-2, Rifle Club 2. Place-
ment at home farm. Goal; To go into business with
Through the two years at Stockbridge, Donald has
made a lot of friends who know him as a regular fellow.
Who mentioned a Ford? Pleasure car or tractor makes
no difference to Don. It's the only make he'll allow on
his future farm. To hear him talk you'd think he was
a brother of Henry Ford. A good student with a clear-
thinking mind when it comes to farm problems. In the
future you may find Snowy working his father's farm.
He has what it takes and should do well with it.
ALBERT E. SPENCER "Al-^
Ornamental Horticulture Weymouth
Glee Club 2. Horticulture Club 1, Horticulture Show
1-2. Veterans Association 1. Kappa Kappa. Placement
taken at Bay State. Inc.. North Abington, Mass.
Goal; Owner of my own nursery.
Al. a jovial, good natured fellow, is one of the part
time commuters traveling from Amherst to Weymouth
every week. He is well known for his remark to the
gripers on campus, "Don't be bitter". He has, with his
ability, knowledge, and interest, been able to maintain
an excellent record in Horticulture. At one time he had
a Jersey herd of his own. The An Hussers lost a good
man when thev lo?.t him.
KENNETH J. STEENBURN "Ken"
Animal Husbandry Charlton Depot
Animal Husbandry Club 1-2. Cross Country 2,
Riflle Club 2. Kappa Kappa. Placement taken at
Charlton Depot. Goal; To be an owner-manager.
Ken is a live wire around campus. One of his ideas,
of which he has many, resulted in the formation of the
Stockbridge Rifle and Pistol Club. If you can corner
Ken sometime you might be able to glean a few salty
tales of the Merchant Marine. One of the lucky few
who Qwn their awn farms. Ken managed, for his place-
ment training, to work part time for his neighbor and
yet work on his own farm.
WALTER E. STEINS "Walt"
Animal Husbandry Russell
Animal Husbandry Club 1-2, Four-H Club 1-2,
Rifle Club 2. Placement at Maplewood Farm, Amherst.
Watt would like to own and operate his own farm.
Walt may lack in theory, but he makes up for it in
practical experience. He is very active in 4-H club
work. Walt is well known at various fairs and has no
mean reputation as a stock showman, having numerous
ribbons and prizes in the showing of cattle and swine.
He is married and is the proud "papa" of a baby girl,
born in November, 1947. On placement, Walt worked
at the Halladay's Maplewood Farm in Amherst, and
showed some of their dairy stock in New England Fairs.
JOHN L. SULLIVAN "Jack-
Fine Turf Holyoke
Golf 2. Placement at Sewanoy Country Club,
Bronxville, New York. Goal; To develop a new strain
of putting green grass.
Jackie holds the distinction of being the only married
man in the Fine Turf class. We will remember Jack by
his favorite colloquialism, "Definitely, Prof." and also
his jaunty golfing cap. He plays a snappy game of
golf and should go a long way in his chosen profession
of green keeping. We can only wish you the best of
luck in the development of that new grass, Jack. Look
us up when the job is complete, there are many poten-
tial customers here on the college campus.
JOSEPH D. SULLIVAN "SuII"
Floriculture Club 1-2, Glee Club 1-2. Veterans
Association 1-2, Horticulture Show 1-2,. Placement
taken at Jensens Gardens, Watertown, Massachusetts.
We have found "Sully" to be a rather quiet mem-
ber of the floriculture class. He falls into the category
of the majority of good students constantly worrying
about getting home work done. An ardent fan of the
cross-word puzzle he finds time to add a word now and
then between classes. To you, Sully, we say find two
words pertaining to future. Written across your cross-
word puzzle they are. Good Luck.
WAYNE S. SURINER
Animal Husbandry Chester
Little International 2. Placement at E. C. Harlow's
Farm in the town of Amherst. Goal; To own and
operate a farm.
This man Suriner can put in a real day's work. He
is a friendly, open-minded listener and yet is able to
form his own opinions. Father of a lovely girl, Noreen,
age 6 months, he is about 27 years old. He has had a
good deal of farm experience and hopes to take over a
200 acre farm in Chester. Wayne is sure to make a
success at farming and be a good neighbor to those
who live near him. Wayne's wife, Priscilla. attended
Stockbridge with Wayne the first semester of his
Freshman year. She majored in Poultry and minored
in Home Economics.
MICHAEL J. THOMAS "Mike"
Fine Turf Worcester
Newman Club 1-2, Shorthorn Board 2, Veterans
Association 1-2, Horticultural Show 1-2, Golf 2.
Placement at Hyannisport Golf Club. Goal; Turf
"Jack be nimble, Jack be quick!" is the impression
one would receive by watching Mike play basketball
for Commonwealth Circle. His hobby is traveling and
his good nature and quick wit should enable him to
travel the world over many times. We know that
you will look back on your travels through Stockbridge
as one of your most pleasant trips. Good luck, Mike,
and "Bon Voyage".
ROGER B. THOMPSON "Rod"
Dairy Manufactures Beverly
Dairy Club 2, Veterans Association 1. Placement at
Joseph C. Chandler Ice Cream, Peabody, Massachu-
setts. Goal; Rod would like to own his own ice cream
One of the "brains" of the class, as well as a liked
fellow by all who know him. Rod tells me that studying
comes very easy. Wish he would let the rest of the
boys in on this intellectual fountain of youth. One
thing which stimulated Rod, intellectually, anyway,
was some good old-fashioned yankee competition from
up Durham N. H. way. Rod has made up his mind if
he is going to be head of the family he might as well
be brains of it also.
ROBERT C. THURSTON "Bob"
Ornamental Horticulture Natick
Glee Club 1, Horticulture Club 1, Veterans Associa-
tion 1-2, Horticulture Show 1-2. Placement taken at
his own landscape business in Natick. Goal; To better
my own landscape business.
Bob, although or because he is one of the quieter
members of the horticulture class, can accomplish
many things when he sets his mind to it. He has been
near the top of his class in every subject, in addition to
keeping up his landscape business. Married last fall, he
is maintaining a home, operating his business, and still
keeping his school work up to his own high standards.
R0\ E. TRIPP
Dairy Manufactures New Bedford
Dairy Club 1-2, Veterans Association 1. Placement
Training at Braley's Creamery, Inc., North Dartmouth.
Roy is one of the married veterans in the class. His
happy married life is due to the fact that he can get
along with everybody, even the professors. Roy is
interested in the field of market milk and is shooting
for a permanent place with a reliable dairy so he can
settle down and enjoy the comforts of home. With
Roy's personality and initiative we feel that he will
reach his goal.
RICHARD D. TRYON "Dick"
Animal Husbandry Monterey
Alpha Tau Gamma, Little International 2. Place-
ment taken at D. J. Tryon Farm, Monterey, Mass.
Goal; To own a successful farm.
Dick is the boy with the Great Barrington drawl.
We never saw much of Dick on week-ends for he always
headed home to help out on the farm, but during the
week he got around the school. His pleasing person-
ality and practical approach to all problems have made
him well liked by all who know him. Holding down
two jobs at once for two years has been no easy thing
to do, but Dick showed us that he is quite capable of
this and more.
RAY D. UPHAM "Red"
Ornamental Horticulture Florence
Horticulture Club 1, Horticulture Show 2, Veterans
Association 1. Placement taken at the Garden Ex-
change Nursery, Bridgeport, Conn. Goal; To become
a nursery crew foreman.
Red, a quiet, unassuming, good natured lad, is a
born naturalist, who makes a hobby of birds and who
loves his work in the horticultural field. He is well
liked by everybody because of his willingness to lend a
helping hand; and yet, knowing his own limitations,
he will always save a little of his energy to help him-
self, which has helped him maintain a fairly high
average in his class throughout the two years that he
has been here. We feel certain that he will, if he pur-
sues his love of nature, go far in the horticultural field.
JOSEPH A. VAUGHAN "Joe-
Dairy Manufactures Lynn
Dairy Club 2, Veterans Association 1. Placement at
Haines C. Brook Ice Cream Company, Lynn. Goal;
Everybody is asking Joe the 64 dollar question —
What is the attraction that takes him home every
weekend? It must be interesting. We all like the quiet
manner in which he gets things done. Joe has the rare
ability of understanding things the first time they are
explained. We know that you will make your goal,
Joe, for the pace you have set here at the Stockbridge
School is a certain indication for an early success in
your chosen field of endeavor.
JOSEPH A. WALKER, JR. "Joe"
Poultry North Dartmouth
Poultry Club 2. Placement taken at Phillips Farm,
New Bedford, Mass. Goal; Operate a commercial poul-
Joe has a quiet disposition and he will probably be
a very good farmer and live to a ripe old age if he
leaves maroon convertibles alone. Through past ex-
perience with Joe all his classmates know that fast
driving and Joe are one and the same. He was one of
the members of the Poultry Club who could always be
counted upon for a roller skating party at the Gables
in South Deerfield. May good luck and early success
be yours, Joe.
EDWARD WATSON "Ed"
Animal Husbandry Cohasset
Animal Husbandry Club2, Class Office 1, Little Inter-
national 2, Rifle Club 2, Campus Community Chest 2.
Placement taken at Mainstone Farm, Wayland, Mass.
Goal; To own a purebred Guernsey dairy farm.
To know something is one thing, but to be able to
make what you know work for you is another. You
don't often find such qualities in one man but Ed has
them. He's sort of a serious fellow at times and by his
records we might say it pays, but don't be misled for
Ed can hold his own with everybody whether it be with
a joke or a pitchfork. We don't think he will have
much trouble in securing his goal for he has the ability
to do it. So we wish you the best of luck, Ed.
BERNARD J. WELCH "Bernie"
Floriculture Club 1-2, Glee Club 1, Veterans Associa-
tion 1-2, Horticulture Show 1-2. Placement at Sunny-
side Green houses, Worcester, Mass. Goal; After gra-
duation Retail Florist.
Bernie was one of our best designers. He was very
popular and known by a great number of students. He
became the proud father of a baby boy in our senior
year and lived for the week-end to be home with his
wife and son. His coffee hour in the evenings was well
attended by the gang in Commonwealth Circle. It
has been rumored that he was going to open a restau-
rant from the experience he received.
RICHARD J. WHITE "Dick"
Poultry Club 1-2. Placement taken at Maiden Hill
Farm, Ward Hill, Mass. Goal; Some branch of the
Dick may be last in the alphabet and quiet as a rule,
but let someone bring up a point about feed companies
and their operations, and Dick will always come up
with a remark about the future in graineries. He has a
very friendly personality as everyone in class knows.
Dick is a very good host, everyone is always welcome,
no matter how busy he is he will always stop and pass
the time of day with you. May good luck and good
fortune be yours, Dick.
JAMES H. WHITMORE "Jim"
Ornamental Horticulture Southampton
Veterans Association 1, Horticulture Show 2. Goal;
To be a nursery salesman.
Jim, originally from Holyoke, came here last Septem-
ber, endeavoring to participate in the field of horticul-
ture. He has done exceptionally well despite the fact
that he missed the first year here, and with his happy-
go-lucky personality he has made many friends through-
out the school. A small piece of his fine workmanship
was seen at the Horticulture Show this past fall when
he teamed up with two freshmen to put across a beauti-.
ful exhibit. When Jim has completed here, he plans
to take some work in designing.
RALPH E. WILBUR
Floriculture Club 1-2, Four-H Club 1-2, Glee Club
1-2, Shorthorn Board 2, Horticulture Show 1-2, and
Flower-Style Show 2. Placement taken at Allen's
Flower Shop, Worcester, Mass. Goal; To own and
operate my own flower shop.
A tall lanky boy is Ralph and perhaps that accounts
for his ability to hustle here and there and never get
tired. Most of us will agree that he is a good student
and a hard energetic worker. In two years he has not
only found many new friends but has prepared himself
thoroughly for his future work. His interests in photog-
raphy have given him many permanent remembrances
of Stockbridge life.
PAUL R. WILSON "Will"
Animal Husbandry Hyde Park
Animal Husbandry Club 1-2, Shorthorn Board 2,
Veterans Association 1, Rifie Club 2, Program and
Policy Committees 2. Placement taken at Westhamp-
ton, Mass. Goal; A pure bred breeder on my own farm.
A top notcher in all classes and in anything he under-
takes. For a man with no experience in agriculture
prior to Stockbridge, everyone's hat is off to you, Paul,
for showing us what hard work, aggressiveness and
stick-to-itiveness will do in bringing a man to the
top. Paul was an excellent choice for our gripe com-
mittee for if there was a complaint to be made, he
knew of it.
Sealed — Grandy, Snow, Watson, J. Ross, Grimes, E. Smith, M. Smith, Fhnt
Second Row — Mitchell, Delano, Schlicke, Steenburn, Day, Suriner, Bragg, Chapin, Anderson
Third Row — Comaskey, Hall, G. Clark, G. Ross, Belden, Emerson, Jewett
Seated — McManus, Lurvey, Bishop, Thompson, Postizzi, Desmond, K. LeBeau, Pratt
Second' Row — Nilsson, Fuller, Vaughan, Glazier, Sjolander, Flood, Lukens, Heustis, Demish
Third Row — Tripp, Greenwood, Finnegan, Lindquist, Hankinson, Moss, Anthony, J. Curley
Seated — Moore, Perkins, Dickson, Richardson, Baker, Roaf, Merlini, Nicholson
Second Row — Flynn, Crompton, Hogan, Kowal, Welch, Ahearn, J. Sullivan, Durant
Third Row — Czelusniak, Bersgtrom, Wilbur, Beaulieu, Shanley
Sealed — J. Clark, Eldredge, Poole, Markey, J. Glazier
Second Row — MacDonough, Knaust, Norwood
Seated — Rouleau, Benotti, DiCarlo, Fiorini, Burford, McNaulty, DiFazio
Second Row — Spencer. Cover, Desjarlais, Upham, Seely, Billings
Third Row ■ — Thurston, Midgley, Coty, R. Carlson, R. Lebeaux, Whitmore
Seated — Simon. White, Adriance, Greenleaf, Sarkisian, Barbas, Childs
Second Row — Guidaboni, Carter. Reid. J. Smith. Best, Johnson, Chambers
Third Row — Lindquist. Walker. Chisholm. R. Carlson
Seated — Leonard, Griffin, Brown
.Vfo/erf— Postizzi, Nicholson, Reid, Witaszek, Eldredge, Griffin, Bowles, McManus.
Nilsson, Professor Barrett
Second Row — DiCarlo, J. Sullivan, Niinimaki, Leppaniemi, Cunningham, Coleman, Breed,
Shelnut, Emerson, Heustis, Campbell, Curley, Veril
fhird Row — Donovan, Trion, C. Smith, Flood, Leskinen, Frankenberg, Shanley, Lebeaux,
Alpha Tau Gamma began this year with the return of twenty members in October. As
is the usual custom we opened our house in advance to accommodate the members
who were on the football team and to make for more convenience for freshman candidates.
Many improvements were made on the house this year; repainting the interior; applying
inlayed linoleum on the first and second floors; and renovating one of the first floor rooms
thus making it possible for more members to live in the house.
Our smoker which was held in October, was very well attended. In December after bids
were sent out we initiated thirty-three new members. Our initation banquet, held in the
Hadley Sportsmans Club was followed by a dance at the house. President Van Meter and
Director Verbeck were made honorary members at our banquet. A Christmas party was
held for the freshman members prior to the Christmas recess and was enjoyed by all of the
members that were present.
We had many good record parties. They will always be remembered, by all members, as
the most enjoyable events of our years at school.
The Stockbridge athletic teams were well filled with house members. They were active
in football, basketball, and hockey. The captains of the football and basketball teams were
members of the fraternity.
Our contribution to Winter Carnival Week was a snow sculpture erected by the members
of the house. During W nter Carnival Week many members took an active part in the ski-
In January the fratern'ty initiated a paper, The Link, which is published three times
a year and contains news of interest to all. And mailed, copies to the alumni members of
the house. The paper received much'support and praise; the fraternity hopes that it will
have long continued future success.
A new flag was purchased for the house this year. It was greatly admired by each and
every member of the house.
A formal dance, the first since the war, was held in the Drake Hotel. It was considered
one of the best and one of the most talked about parties of the year.
We, the seniors, who are now leaving, are sure that the freshmen will carry on our tradi-
tions and customs. We wish them the best of luck for the coming years. We would like
to thank "Pop" Barrett, our faculty advisor, for all that he has done for us and our fraternity.
ALPHA TAU GAMMA
SERGEANT AT ARMS Anthony Fiorini
Sailed — L. Smith. Delano. Arnold. Simon. Grandy. Sarkisian. Ernst, Hussey
.SVconrf /?ow - Benson. Frazier. Vaughan. Coty. Markert. Steenburn. Atkinson. Anthony.
Stiles, Professor Mathieu. Curley. Flint
Thirrl Rniii — Graham. Apt. Sjolander. Midgley. Anderson. Schlicke. Hussey. Wasielewski
Fuller. W. Smith. Desjarlais. Lukens. Ni.x. Woodruff
The Stockbridge Fraternity, Kappa Kappa, organized in 1919, was rejuvenated this
year by an active chapter that took over and put the house back on its feet. For the first
time since the war a body of twenty-five students, who were to be sent out on placement
service, joined the fraternity and elected their officers. When the members returned as
seniors they fully anticipated the big events for the coming year.
In the fall a smoker was held to which the student body of Stockbridge was welcome to
attend. Pledges were sent out and the newly accepted members were put through their
three degrees of initiation.
During the course of the year several successful fraternity dances were held which will
long be remembered by the members.
A new ping-pong table occupied the members with many hours of keen competition.
Kappa Kappa had representatives on all Stockbridge athletic teams and in various scholastic
organizations. Two senior members sang with the Stockbridge Glee Club. During Winter
Carnival Week a fine snow sculpture was erected by members of the fraternity and was
looked upon with much pride.
Kappa Kappa was very fortunate to have Professor Mathieu accept the position of
When the time for freshman placement approached a farewell banquet was given and
honorary member degrees were presented.
In May before graduation Kappa Kappa arranged another formal banquet in honor of the
completion of two successful years at Stockbridge,
And so closed another year of activity of the Kappa Kappa Fraternity, and we as seniors
turn over the responsibility of carrying on the fine work that was started this year to the
class of '49.
HOUSE MARSHALL Robert Schlicke
WHENCE THE NAME SHORTHORN
Who started using the name? How did it originate, how old is it and why is it still used?
These questions have been asked innumerable times in recent years. In order that the
derivation and history of the name may be upheld as tradition, this article is being published.
In 1893 or 1894 the first two-year course was established by President Goodell. but was
discontinued after two weeks. Instead there existed the Ten Weeks Winter School in which
the farmer would pursue such agricultural problems as met his needs and fancy.
The regular student looked down upon the visitor as a farmer and some wit figured that
farmers raise cows, and a certain breed of cows is the Shorthorn, and the course was a short
course for farmers. So why not call these lads from the soil "Shorthorns" — the name
In 1918 an act was passed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, establishing a two-
year course of vocational training at Massachusetts State College. Immediately after a
vote by the Trustees, President Butterfield started a four-months winter course with John
Phelan as its director.
In December of the same year, some thirty-five students, entered for the courses and
from then on the school enlarged rapidly. The following fall, two hundred and nine students
In 1921 the first year book was printed and the staff decided to call it by the name which
was most appropriate to their school and themselves and the name that they heard most
frequently on the campus — "The Shorthorn".
In 1924, Roland H. Verbeck, a graduate of Massachusetts Agricultural College in the
class of 1908, returned to this campus as the Director of the two-year course. In 1928 the
Trustees of the College voted to change the name from "The Two Year Course in Prac-
tical Agriculture" to "The Stockbridge School of Agriculture", the new name being in honor
of Levi Stockbridge, the first President of Massachusetts Agricultural College. With all
these developments, the yearly publication of the "Shorthorn" increased in size and in effort.
The four-year students have dropped their habit of calling us "Shorthorns", but remember,
fellow students, when you pick up this issue of the yearbook let it be known to you why
it is called the "Shorthorn".
Reprinted from Shorthorn 1939.
Sealed — John Ross, David Eldredge, Harry Adriance, Professor Rolhn Barrett. Donald
Shanley. William Flint. Pauline Baker
Second Rom — Norman Guidaboni. Jacky Day, Patricia Aldrich-Ames, Eva Grimes. David
Leonard. Peter Frankenberg
Third Rom — F. Alfred Patterson. C. William Hall. Everett Jewett. Allan Leskinen
Also on the board but not pictured above are:
Michael Thomas, Robert Schlicke, Lois Rinehart. Paul Wilson. John Perkins, Ralph Wilbur,
Kenneth Steenburn, John Fiske
Seated — Campbell. Beaulieu, Benotti, DiCarlo. Fionni. Burford, McNulty. DiFazio, Apt
Second Row — Spencer, Thurston, Coty, Rouleau. R. Lebeaux, Kirk. Upham, Seely
Third Row — Sullivan, Nix, Midgley. Cover, R. C. Carlson, A. Chase, Billings
Fourth Roil) — Rouleau. Frederick, Geneva, Whitmore
The thirty-fifth annual Horticultural Show opened its doors to the public on October 31,
and the show continued through November 2.
A modern California Garden, was the feature of the show. The central feature was a
modernistic outdoor fireplace which was surrounded by a garden of fall flowers. There
were many other outstanding exhibits in the show, among them "Grandmother's Kitchen"
and the "Wishing Well".
"Grandmother's Kitchen", a replica of grandmother's kitchen and her cooking utensils
was designed and constructed by the Olericulture department under the direction of Fred
"The Wishing Well", constructed of field stones and old weathered shingles, was con-
structed by members of the Floriculture Club. The money deposited in the well by our
guests was turned over to the Memorial Fund Drive.
The Holyoke and Northampton Florists' and Gardeners' Club added much to this year's
show. The club exhibited many high quality blooms which received much admiration from
the many garden lovers that visited the show.
The attendance of seventeen thousand people was one of the highest in the history of
The student committee: Robert Bertram as Executive Chairman, Fredrick Knowles,
Co-Chairman; and students of the Stockbridge School of Agriculture and the University
of Massachusetts served on the various committees.
The past generation had as the old weather battle cry, "Remember the blizzard of '88".
Far be it from us to tread on weather toes but we must, and will, remember the winter of
'48, not because of its severity, but because its being the year in which the Poultry Science
Club came of age — and came of age with a colossal bang.
Throughout the many years of its history, the club has had its ups and downs, hanging on
gamely. Even until last year, we, as Stockbridge Freshmen, saw it wandering mildly along
sparsely populated ridges. It must have been a portent that we failed to see — for out of
the October mists of '47 sprang the most virile active, and interesting club in Stockbridge
campus history. If one cares to trace down facts and compare, this will not prove idle banter,
but satisfying truth.
To revitalize the aging soul, a list of outstandingly good men in the poultry world were
lined up and contacted for speaking engagements. And they came, one and all.
From our faculty came Dr. F. B. Jeffery, Prof. John Vondell, Dr. Victor Rice, Dean of the
School of Agriculture. From other fields came Stephen Walford, well known hatcheryman
from Hall Bros. Hatcheries, Dr. Morley A. JuU, outstanding in the field of genetics from the
University of Maryland, Donald Crooks, breeder, from the Crooks Poultry Farms, Harold
Roetzel of the New England Poultry and Egg Institute.
And these men talked well, loading the meetings with much worthwhile information.
They talked well, yes, and to many. These meetings ran well up to and often over the hun-
dred mark. That hasn't been seen before.
But the speaking program was only the beginning. Just for luck, a smoker was held, and
that was a sell out. In between came the other less formal activities that really bring out
the worth of any organization. There was the formation of a club basketball team, ping-
pong tournament, and scheduled roller skating parties. All of this was topped by the two
greatest events of the season: the club dance, the greatest and best attended of the season,
and the annual club dinner held in February.
All of this no doubt smacks of a braggadocio. It's purely our story of the finest year
in Poultry Club history. We loved it, and the only begrudging fact we have is that the
good times, the good fellowships, will come back to haunt us as the years slip by and we
will be unable to reach out and grab them.
To all who follow, the club is too good to go backward. It must grow larger and stronger.
It's too good an adjunct to the life at Stockbridge to ever slip back into that demi-mond
where once we found it.
To those who have gone before, and we who are leaving, a good strong club is not only
something to look back on, but it is something to come back to. Future years will see many
old faces returned to look the old girl over.
POULTRY SCIENCE CLUB
5ea/erf — Guidaboni, Elliot, Childs, Grandy, Howarth, Ferzoco, Cunningham, Coleman,
Sarkisian, Barbas, Adriance ^, ■ < ,
Second Row — Cadiero, R. I. Carlson, Kimball, Moses, Millican, G. Page, Burley, Chisholm,
Bowers, Best, Gould, Colella
Third Row — J. Smith, Carter, Lindquist, Walker, White, Speers, French, Simon, Gopen,
Gregory Giammarco, Greenleaf
ROLLER SKATING CLUB
From a little innocent suggestion "Let's go skating", made by Harry Adriance early
in the year a big and powerful organization has developed. The Skating Club, as we choose
to call ourselves, is comprised of men and women from all walks of life. Walk, that's what
I said, but some of the members thought I said Mop and they proceeded to do just that.
The floor was mopped every time we had a session but what fun we had! It might be a sur-
prise to you. Dear Reader, but we had members who didn't even put on skates. The group
of non-participants had so much fun watching the entertainment and goings-on that they
never missed a session.
I'm getting a bit ahead of myself here now, I want to tell you how we started our private
party nites. The first few times we went skating we went on the regular night the rink
was open to the public. When we found that the rink was closed on Monday and Saturday,
we talked to the manager and he agreed to open the rink on a Monday night for a private
skating party. Our first party was such a success that we had another and another.
We laughed and joked about the first party for months, what fun! We played games,
skated, and danced. Of all the entertainpient presented that first evening, I think the
balloon race was tops. Each contestant tied a partly inflated balloon on his leg between
the knee and the ankle. The balloon is made to dangle on the back of the left leg. In addition
to the balloon the contestant holds a folded strip of newspaper in his hand. After being
properly equipped the men are spotted around the rink's surface. As the whistle shrills
the alarm to start, the contestants are off in a flurry of tangled wheels. The idea of the race
is to break the balloon on the leg of the fellow immediately in front of you. Sounds easy,
doesn't it? Well, it isn't. A partly inflated balloon has plenty of resistance, and it sure
can take a beating along with the poor fellow who is wearing it. The race proceeds around
the rink, and race it is, until there are only two men left with intact balloons. These men
battle until one final balloon remains. The last couple usually battle until both balloons
are gone; it's an absolute free-for-all and a side-splitter for every one.
Transportation has been one of our big problems. The rink is located in the town of
South Deerfield. Ronald Carlson and Walter Childs, charter members of the organization,
have taken over this department successfully. By a bit of premeditation and personal
contact they have been able to utilize every available seat in each of the automobiles going
to the rink.
The first party was composed of members of the Poultry Science Club; successive parties
have been built around that organization, but we decided not to limit our attendance to
Poultry Club members only. Everyone is welcomed; all we ask is, "Did you have fun?"
We are satisfied with the question, "When are we having the next party?" The charge?
One dollar for men; women, free.
Many of the Co-eds from the University campus have been attending the skating parties
from the start. We have a group of girls from Springfield, a group from Northampton,
and a large unit from the rink area of Deerfield and Greenfield.
After we have participated in the three-legged-race, balloon race, balloon breaking relay,
musical circles, danced, and raced all evening, we slip off our skates and dash to the Gables
Restaurant, across the street, to finish the evening with a dancing party.
On the ninth of February, after the skating session was over, Harry Adriance was given
a surprise birthday party at the Gables Restaurant. A student of Food Management
baked a beautiful, big cake, adorned by an array of pink and green roses, white icing and
seventeen sparkling white candles. "The candles created a mild stir. In the dim glow the
inquiring eye considered the number of these seventeen candles to be a mild understatement,
but who dares to dispute the candles? Candles know! The thirty-five members attending
the party danced till midnight and made their Cinderella-return to college at twelve. It
was an affair where everyone had fun.
We would like to see this informal club continued; we think it will be continued. Many
of the freshmen have been attending the parties; the ground has been broken. With a little
organization, a little push, we know it can be done. Our skating events have been a high-
light of our two years at Stockbridge. Many new skaters were born. They now have a
new form of recreation. We hope they will continue with it. We think we gained our ob-
jective. We've had fun; everyone had fun!
ROLLER SKATING CLUB
Sealed — Benotti, Ahearn, P. Griffin, Peluso, Simon
Second Row — Durant, Sullivan, Kowal, Beaulieu, Hogan
Third Row — Binder, Sgt. Baaden, Burford
COMMANDER Patrick Griff en
ADJUTANT Otis H. Peluso
EXECUTIVE OFFICER William Davern
FINANCE OFFICER Charles Reid
CHAPLAIN Frank Chadburne
SERGEANT AT ARMS Joseph Ahearn
The University of Massachusetts Veterans Association was founded in 1944 for the
primary purpose of aiding veterans of World War II attending the University.
Throughout the past year meetings were held on alternate weeks. In addition to routine
business matters, many interesting moving pictures were shown.
Most important club action was that taken in regard to the so-called Edith Rogers Bill
for the increase of veterans subsistance allowances. To aid in obtaining Congressional
action two members of the organization were sent to Washington. While there, interviews
were had with Speaker of the House Martin and Congresswoman Rogers. It is felt that
action of this kind aided materially in passage of the measure.
The present membership has increased to 118. Continued effort on the part of the as-
sociation will be made in the interests of all University veterans.
Sealed — Tripp, Patterson, Flood, McManus, Heustis, Thompson
Second Row — Mitchell, Souza, Oliveira, Nilsson
One of our first speakers was Professor Robert Perriello who spoke on "Milk Sanitation."
Other very interesting speakers and their topics were:
Dr. D. H. Nelson — Account of trip to Miami which the Judging Team took to compete
in the National Dairy Products Judging Contest.
Prof. E. W. Bell — New Formula for Determining Price of Milk in the Boston Market.
Prof. H. G. Lindquist — Showing of the late Professor Mack's Slides of Sweden.
Mr. W. D. Barrett, Director of Laboratories for the Whiting Milk Company of Boston —
"Applied Quality Control.-"
The last meeting prior to this printing was held February 11th, at which time Dr. M. G.
O'Connor, Supervising Milk Inspector. Department of Public Health, Springfield, Massa-
chusetts, spoke on the subject "Inspection of Milk from its Source to its Delivery to the
Consumer." His speech was presented in an informal manner and questions were welcomed
throughout. The meeting proved to be very enlightening and entertaining to all.
The Dairy Clu-b this year has been supported in large numbers, and the support of Frank
Canavan, Professor H. G. Lindquist, and Dr. D. H. Nelson has been very greatly appreciated
and has resulted in increased attendance.
The Club has the pleasure of having the new head of the Dairy Industry Department,
Dr. Denzel J. Hankinson, former professor of dairy husbandry at Texas Agricultural and
Mechanics College, join us at the beg nning of the second semester. Dr. Hankinson is a
native of Michigan and received his B. S. degree from Michigan State in 1937, his M. S.
degree from the University of Connecticut in 1939, and his doctorate from Pennsylvania
State College in 1942. From 1942-44 he was assistant professor of dairy industry at the
University of Connecticut and manager of the University creamery. Prior to his position
at Texas Agricultural and Mechanics College, Dr. Hankinson was employed as an inspector
of dairy plants in the New York-Philadelphia-Washington area for the National Dairy
The Milkmaid's Ball was held November 15 in Memorial Hall with music furnished by
the Nomads. Miss Eleanor Parker was crowned "Queen" by a committee headed by our
own recently retired Professor Frandsen, Dr. D. H. Nelson, and Prof. H. G. Lindquist.
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The Animal Husbandry Club is open to two or four year students of the Animal Husbandry
Department of the University and to anyone on campus interested in livestock. Its purpose
is to give these men and women: (1) something in addition to their regular classes in the
field of animal husbandry; (2) to give them a chance to get together outside of class; and
(3) to give them an opportunity to get acquainted with some of the leaders in agriculture
here in New England. Its meetings are held at least once a month, on a Tuesday evening,
at the Bowditch 4-H Club Lodge.
This year the programs have been varied and interesting. James Watson, Editor of the
New England Homestead, spoke on the future of New England Agriculture. John Davis,
a large dairy and fruit farmer from Sterling, Massachusetts, told the club of his experiences
with pen barns, trench silos, and other efficient farming methods. Dr. Francis Austin, of
Belchertown, gave a very interesting talk which he supplemented with his colored films on
animal surgery. Director Seivers gave an inspirational talk on what we should get in the
field of agriculture, and Andrew Ketchen, manager of Milestone Farm gave the members
sound advice for farm management.
Among other accomplishments of the Animal Husbandry Club is the sponsoring of the
eighth annual Little International Livestock Show on March 12 and March 13. This campus
affair is a one hundred percent show, held at Grinnell Arena, and last year attracted over
1,000 visitors. On the first day of the show there is a judging contest, with many worth-
while prizes being offered.
The "Big Show" is held on Saturday with fitting and showing contests in each class of
stock and a premier showman for the winners of the other four contests. Each winner receives
a medal and has his name inscribed on the respective cups which are kept in the Animal
Husbandry Seminar Room. The premier showman has his name inscribed on the large
Ensminger Trophy, which was given by the New England Homestead, and is also in the
Seminar Room. The 1947 Little International winner was Premier Showman Harry Bateman,
S. S. A. '47!
There are also many feature attractions at various times throughout the program. These
include a horse pulling contest, a coed milking contest, and for the first time, this year the
1948 show will present a coed greased pig contest.
On November 14, 1947, the Animal Husbandry Club sponsored ts first Harvest Ball
since 1941. It was a real old-fashioned square dance at the Drill Hall with nearly two hun-
dred in attendance. The hall was decorated with farm machinery, milking utensils, and
other associated equipment, lending an authentic barnyard background. Cider and dough-
nuts were served and everyone seemed to have a grand time dancing to the music of Ted
Cromak and his Royal Serenaders.
ANIMAL HUSBANDRY CLUB
5ea;erf — Chase, Patterson, Steenburn, Snow, Waugh, Clark, M. Smith, Watson
Second Row — Stiles, Steins, Jewett, Grimes, Aldrich-Ames, T. Chase, Anderson, Grandy
Third Row — Hall, Flint, Souza, Emerson, Mitchell, Beatty, Wilson
Last Saturday, March 13, the scene of the Eighth Little International Livestock Show,
sponsored by the Animal Husbandry Club in cooperation with the farm department,
was crowded Grinnell Arena on the University of Massachusetts campus. A throng of people,
numbering one thousand attended. High on the list of events which were featured was
the Co-ed Milking Contest. A beautiful silver cream pitcher was awarded to the winner,
Anne Walak '51, Pi Beta Phi, of Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Her time was 15H seconds
which is outstanding as her nearest competitor's time was 47 seconds. The contest consisted
of starting from a designated line, dashing to a cow a short distance away, and returning
to the starting line with a test tube filled with milk.
Another event which brought gales of laughter from the audience was the Co-ed Calf
Scramble. To qualify for an award, the girls had to place a rope halter around the neck
of a calf and lead him back to the starting point. The calves proved to be a bit uncooperative
by refusing to stand and to have the halters placed around their heads. The winner of this
contest was Marjorie Rice, '51. The prize was a silver cigarette case and lighter. A second
class was also run on this event but was limited only to girls majoring in Animal Husbandry.
Their requirements were a bit stricter in that the halter had to be placed correctly. The
winner was Jackie Day, Stockbridge School of Agriculture, '48, whose home town is Pepperell,
Massachusetts. Miss Rice, winner of the open class comes from Belmont, Massachusetts.
Robert Pease, of Templeton, Massachusetts, took top honors in the fittings and showing
of sheep and was followed by Phil Delano of Duxbury, Massachusetts. Both men were of
the class of '48, Stockbridge School of Agriculture.
Mr. Woodrow Miller of Springfield won first prize in his skillful handling of swine. Roger
Lawrence of Winchendon earned second prize. Both men are class of '48.
The beef contest prize was taken by Robert Anderson of Roslindale. Second man was
Jim Timberlake who hails from Needham. Anderson is a 2-year man, and Jim is a University
Gilbert Porter '49 U. M., from Westfield received top honors in the horse class showing
the famous Percheron Stallion Konhopecar U. Jackie Day S.A.S. '48 was awarded second
The main event of the day, the Premier Showmanship contest, was won by Robert An-
derson for his abihty in showing all classes of animals; sheep, swine, beef and horses. Gilbert
Porter received the Reserve Premier Showman Award.
A feature which always brings thrills to the onlookers is the horse pulling. Four teams
started the competition but the field rapidly narrowed to two. Honors went to Archie
Goldwaithe, who has served the farm department for twenty-three years. Second place
was given to George Hawthorne, who has been at the University farm for three years. Rib-
bons were awarded to both men.
In line with the horse pulling contest a new novelty feature was introduced this year.
The Homo Sapien drawing contest which was competition, among five-man teams from
various fraternities and Commonwealth Circle boys, in moving a stoneboat load of Co-eds.
The winners, the Commonwealth Circle boys, received free tickets to the square dance
held that evening at the Drill Hall.
The Judges for all the contests were Professor F. C. Daugherty from the Animal Husbandry
Department, University of Connecticut, and Professor L. V. Tirrell, Head of the Department
of Animal Husbandry, University of New Hampshire.
Of general interest to all persons was a meat exhibit, pointing out differences between
the carcass of a dairy animal and one that is raised specifically for beef. Indentification
of meat cuts and methods of meat cutting were displayed and demonstrated.
Topping off a full day of features, thrills and events, a gala square dance drew a sizeable
gathering that evening. Brady's, a well-known orchestra furnished the music.
The executive committee responsible for the planning, preparation and execution of the
show consisted of Clifton Waugh, '48 S.S.A. of Weston; Helen Sellew '49 of Natick; and
Geferge Clark Jr. '48 S.S.A. of Tolland. The Committee was aided and guided by Professora
W. Allen Cowan, Nathan Hale, and Matthew Blaisdell.
Seated — Mr. Crockett, Steenburn, Flint, Hall, Stiles, Emerson, M. Smith, Grandy
Second Row — Wilson, Royle, Steins, Aldrich-Ames, Grimes, Watson, Beatty, Snow
Third Row — Anderson, Leonard, Ross
Officers of the Stockbridge Rifle Club are as follows:
PRESIDENT (and founder)
QUARTERMASTER C. William Hall
QUARTERMASTER Joseph Beautty
SUPERVISOR Sergeant Gormly
ADVISOR Mr. W. David Crockett
A new club is appearing on the campus this year because of the untiring efforts of a few
rifle enthusiasts. The Stockbridge Rifle Club was organized early in the first semester of
1947 and has made itself heard ever since.
With the aid and encouragement of Sergeant Gormly and the Military Department,
all members of this club have qualified as members of the National Rifle Association of
Seated — Fiske, Davidson, Mathieu, Baker, Coty-
Second Row — Hogan, Wilbur, Ahearn
Back in October 1946, a group of Stockbridge men under the direction of Professor
Theodore F. Mathieu formed the Stockbridge Glee Club. The club was formed by volun-
teers for the purpose of bringing music to the Stockbridge student body and for the purpose
of finding enjoyment in so doing. Joseph Sullivan, S'48, was elected president; Louis
Durant, S'48, Librarian.
The activities for the first year were comprised of a Christmas program presented at
convocation and at the end of the year, of a party, held at Professor Mathieu 's house.
When the time came for the formation of the 1947-48 Glee Club, many of the old mem-
bers returned, and with the addition of new material the club got under way. At the second
meeting, officers were chosen. These included G. H. Davidson, S'49 president; Henry
Davis, S'49 librarian, and John Fiske S'49 business manager. Since then Mr. Davis has
been replaced by John Coty, S'48 as librarian.
In the early fall rehearsals started immediately so that in December, a successful Christ-
mas program was presented before the student body.
Plans for the future include drawing up a formal charter for the club and a spring program
that will include a guest soloist.
Naturally a glee club could not operate without an accompanist. This position has been
filled these last two years by Miss Pauhne Baker who has given generously of her time and
patience. To her go the thanks of the club and its director and also praise for a job well
While compliments are being handed out, the gratitude of the club is extended Professor
Mathieu for his interest, his assistance, and his tireless efforts with the club, its activities,
and its members.
The University 4-H Club is not exclusively for students who have been associated with
the 4-H club before coming to college. Others for whom 4-H club work is a new experience
have been cordially invited to attend meetings and become members. As our membership
is made up largely of students who have previously participated in 4--H projects, one of
the mam purposes of the ctub has been to perform services for other 4-H clubs throughout
During the year the campus club played host to a number of groups associated with 4-H
club work. Included in these groups were the service clubs consisting of older 4-H members
from the various counties of the State and delegations of club members and leaders who
came to the University for social get-togethers and for instruction and planning of future
club programs. For many of these groups the campus club houses, Farley and Bowditch,
served as meeting places with overnight accommodations. Oftentimes the campus club
was called upon to serve banquets to these groups at the Farley Club house.
Besides giving service to others, the club activities have made for better fellowship among
students through associations in club meetings and other activities.
One of the outstanding events of the club program this year was a very successful husking
bee and square dance held in October. The college barns provided a fitting setting for the
colorful husking bee-square dance, the participants wearing plaid shirts and flashy sweaters.
Photographers from the National Geographic Magazine were on hand to take shots of the
At one of the monthly meetings, members described their experiences as delegates to
the National 4-H club camp at Washington D. C. and National club congress at Chicago.
Marjorie Briand, one of the four chosen from the State as delegate to the camp, told enthu-
siastically of the enjoyment and inspiration she received during the week in Washington
with other 4-H club members from all parts of this country.
Pauline Sanderson, Frances Smith, Ruth Davenport, and William Totman, all delegates
to the National 4-H Club Congress held in December 1946, described the banquets, enter-
tainments and excursions given in their honor while in Chicago. All the delegates returned
with great enthusiasm for 4-H club work after having met so many other members from
other States with interests similar to their own. All the delegates were chosen for their
outstanding work in 4-H club projects.
Another of our members, Jean Reese, represented the Campus Club at a 4-day conference
of the Rural Youth of the U. S. A., held in Bloomington, Illinois in October. We were proud
to have her elected vice-president of the 4-H Club for the coming year.
At the December meeting the club enjoyed a demonstration concerned with the making
of Christmas decorations, wreaths, and centerpieces. This demonstration was followed by
a work period in which the group could try its hand at making decorations.
At another gathering we had as guest speaker. Professor Frank P. Rand, of the faculty,
who read poetry from the works of Robert Frost, who is also interested in farming and
During the year we have tried to have as much student participation in programs as
possible rather than call on outside speakers.
We found that panel discussions and talks by the members were of interest to the club
and also helped to train the participants for leadership in later life. The club activities
reached its climax in May with a banquet prepared by the members.
Sealed — Perkins, Dickson, Merlini, Richardson. Moore, Baker, Martin. Brooks
Second Bow — Ackerman, Flynn, Crowell, Hogan, Kowal, Ahearn, Sullivan, Roaf, Lidwin.
Third Row — Roehrich, Crompton, Czelusniak, Bergstrom, Wilbur, Holmes, Welch, Wa-
sielewski, Durant, L. Smith, Fiske, Beaulieu
The Floriculture Club under the guidance of its advisor. Professor Clark L. Thayer,
enjoyed one of its most successful years. This success was the result of two important
factors: first, an active program carried out by the club officers and the program committee:
and second, the loyal support of the Floriculture and Horticulture majors of the Stockbridge
School of Agriculture.
Activities of the club included an illustrated talk by George Ball, a seedsman, from
West Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Ball was followed by Mr. Harry Quint, a florist from West
Newton, Massachusetts, and by Mr. Henry T. Skinner of the Morris Arboretum in Phila-
delphia. Mr. Charles Fuller, a designer from Robinson's Florists Shop in Springfield, Massa-
chusetts, gave a lecture and demonstration at. the March meeting.
The club participated in the annual Fall Horticulture Show in a novel way. We designed,
erected, and ran a wishing well as a feature of display. The money collected, three hundred
dollars, was turned over to the War Memorial Fund.
With the cooperation of the Home Economics Club, the Floriculture Club sponsored
the first Annual Flower-Fashion Show. Since over six hundred people enjoyed this event,
both clubs are desirous of continuing the show each year. The floral arrangements were
designed and e.xecuted by the students of the Stockbridge School. The flowers were donated
by the Holyoke and Northampton Florists' and Gardeners' Club.
At another annual feature the club was host to the Florists' and Gardeners' Club of
Holyoke and Northampton for Carnation night. At this event the florists entered carnations
in competition for the students to judge. Refreshments were furnished by the Floriculture
For the final meeting of the year the club sponsored a moving picture entitled, "A Year
m the Nursery". The students of Pomology and Horticulture were invited to attend.
Seated — Pease, Fiorini. Chase. LeBeaux. Captain Nicholson, Atkinson. Allen. Bowles.
Second Row— Flood, Bak. Leskinen, Frankenberg, McGirr, Frederick, Campbell
Third Row — Drake, Sullivan. Cushman. Pecerich. Roehrich, McGue, Stewart. Wood
Fourth Row — Coach Kosakowski. Austin, Shelnut. Hutchings. Oliveira. Swartz. Smarsh,
The Stockbridge Football Team opened their season with a 6-0 win over the Massachusetts
Maritime Academy. This game was highlighted by Vic Olivera's 35 yard touchdown.
The team then indulged in a scoreless tie at a night game with Nichols Junior College.
Following this game Stockbridge was defeated by a strong Wentworth Institute team
7-0. Not to be undone by a loss the Aggiex. haunted with injuries, defeated a very aggressive
Vermont Academy team by a score of 13-0. "Red" Drake intercepted a Vermont pass
with beautiful downfield blocking he raced thirty-five yards to score.
On a cold, wet day with a muddy field to play on, the Stockbridge eleven held a powerful
New York Aggies team to a scoreless tie. In this game the accurate kicking performance
by David Smarsh kept Stockbridge in the game. To wind up the season the Aggies handed
Collegiate Prep a decisive 22-0 defeat. John Bak of North Hadley co-starred with "Kelly"
Ovian who gave some beautiful running performances.
All in all the Aggies turned in a comparitively successful season with three wins, two ties,
and one loss. Particularly outstanding, not counting the ones mentioned before, were
Rueben Lebeaux of Shrewsbury, who added a tremendous amount of spirit and drive to
the games, Sumner Swartz of Agawam, whose tackling ability was pronounced in most
of the games, Frank Stewart and John Sullivan both from Andover, Robert Roerich of
Bridgeport, Connecticut, and Herbert Hutchings of Amherst.
This is Coach Kosakowski's first year as gridiron mentor for Stockbridge; he did a very
commendable job. With Captain-elect "Kelly" Ovian and this year's freshman squad,
next year's season should be very successful.
Scaled — Calnan. Flood. Griffin. Bartlett, J. Sullivan
Second How — Mitchell. Wedrychowski, McGirr, W. Smith, Holmes
Tliird Roll) — Senical. MacKay.'Kosakowsl<i, Ellis
This winter under the fine coaching of Stephen Kosakowski a Stockbridge hockey team
was assembled for the first time since the war. It is apparent from the undefeated season
and the scores that with only one official practice session the team was a natural consisting
of good players that knew and_ liked the game.
The real practice came in the first period when in some cases the team looked rough but
after the first period it played and skated like a group of professionals.
Because of Phil Bartlett and Bob McGirr's consistent playing both lines were very good.
Captain Walter Smith was particularly outstanding in his earning of eight goals. Fred
Griffin, who was made goalie after the departure of Ernest Jernberg, established himself
as a capable goalie with only one goal scored against him.
Although the Aggies were not recognized as a leading power-house hockey squad, they
can now unofficially claim the independent hockey title of Western Massachusetts, through
their victories over leading preparatory school teams. Beating Nichols Junior College 6-1,
Mount Hermon 2-0, Williston Academy 4-0, Vermont Academy 6-1, and an unofficial
game with the University of Massachusetts 5-2, they were undefeated this past season.
The high scorers for the season were: Captain Walter Smith of Quincy and John Sullivan
of North Andover with Don Ellis a close third. The team showed a great deal of spirit
and plenty of fight.
Since the majority of the men on the team were members of the Freshman class, next
year's prospects for another successful season are good.
Sealed — Bak, Brooks, Ovian, Captain Scott. Drake, Williams. Plourde
Sernnd Row — McGue, Marshall, Hurley, Atkinson. Coach Kosakowski. Leppaniemi.
Leskinen, Frankenberg. Belden
The Stockbridge Basketball team got off to a rather slow start dropping six out of the
first seven games. The team then seemed to find its footing and came roaring' back to win
three out of the remaining four games. Although the record is not too good, it's not a record
to be ashamed of. More than one of the games was lost by a narrow margin.
Throughout the season, brilliant defensive play was shown by Aarne Leppaniemi of
Fitchburg and "Red" Drake of Amherst. The backboard was controlled by the superb
playing of John Bak of Hadley and Bob Burley of Fitchburg. "Kelly" Ovian was high
scorer during the season and excelled at every function. No lack of praise should be omitted
the captain of the Aggies, Roger Scott, who was truly the backbone of the team at both
offensive and defensive play.
The team started off in a slump by dropping the first four games. In the next game,
which was with Vermont Academy at Saxton River, Vermont, the boys played a game one
likes to see. The score was deadlocked at fourteen all at the end of the half; however the
final score tells the story, Stockbridge 40, Vermont Academy 34. At Mt. Hermon, the
team met up with a team of small giants. Their great height and our short players didn't
go over so well, Stockbridge lost by ten points. The game with Wentworth Institute was
a walkaway for our boys, Stockbridge 44, Wentworth Institute 28. At Keene Teachers
College, the boys played a fine game. Final score, Keene Teachers 48, Sotckbridge 45.
Stockbridge outplayed Nichols Jr. College and brought the game out of the fire shortly
after the halfway mark. Final Score, Stockbridge 59, Nichols 41.
F. ALFRED PATTERSON, Jr.
FRESHMAN CLASS HISTORY
For posterity it is only fitting and proper that the prowess of the Class of 1949 be heralded
and acclaimed. This Class has several distinctions which are rightfully and honorably
We all knew before coming to Stockbridge that ours was to be largest Class
in the history of the school, for with the expansion of the college into a university,
and the increased demands for education in the various fields of agriculture by veterans
as well as non-veterans, we became part of this trend toward applied education. All this
was most evident when we registered at Memorial Hall on September 29, where we found
a line similar to the ones we found later at the dining halls, the Book Store, and the U-store.
Being a part of an expanding program, we only hope that we are not a part of an expanding
mass where quantity rules over quality. So, we of the 'Freshman Class are trying to combine
these features into a productive and workable unit which will carry on the reputation of
Our large numbers of high quality men have made us prominent in scholarship, in campus
activities, and on the athletic field from the very start.
Scholarship speaks for itself in that at the end of the first semester we had casualties
of Only eighteen out of the original number of 243 who registered in the fall.
Many of our members were active in the Horticultural Show in the fall, and then again
in the Winter Carnival in the memorable winter which has made the Blizzard of 1888 look
like a snow flurry.
At sports the Class of 1949 has upheld its end of the successful football squad by earning
twenty-three of the thirty-two letters awarded. In the first post-war hockey team, which
had a most successful season, the Freshmen supplied nine of the twelve players. Although
the basketball team was not quite so successful in its endeavors, it, too, was largely a Fresh-
Socially we were most fortunate in having a Reception by the senior class which outdid
all other Freshman Receptions to date. It was probably the finest dance that could be
sponsored for any class, and it withholds a true challenge to this class in its welcome of the
class of 1950.
Just after Thanksgiving Recess the temporary class officers were made permanent by
a unanimous vote of the Class. They are: president, F. Alfred Patterson, Jr. ; vice president,
Victor Oliveira; secretary, Carolyn Miller; and treasurer, Allan Leskinen. At that time
the permanent members of the Student Council were voted to be: Bay Clark, Sumner
Schwartz, Frank Steward, and John Sullivan.
In the field of entertainment our class boasts its full share of voices of the Glee Club
which performed most notably at the Convocation prior to the Christmas Recess.
Now, as we are about to depart from the campus to various parts of New England and
Canada for Placement Training, we give warning that in six months we will return to add
even greater achievements to our already proud record.
VICTOR OLIVEIRA Vice-Presidenl
CAROLYN MILLER Sccrclarij
ALLAN LESKINEN Treasurer
Seated — Batchelder, Cotton, Mathieu, Toelken, E. Allen
Standing — Deslauriers, Davis, Benson
Seated — Bigelow, Patterson, Aldrich-Ames, Howes, Chase
Second Row — Prentiss, Clark, Galusha, Bates, Frost, Beatty
Third Row — Leskinen, Frankenberg
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Seated — Utley, Egner, Roney, Verrill, Nichols, Millett
Second Row — Oliveira, Stewart, Conley, Hubbard, Johnson
Third Row — Greenwood, Finnegan, Lindquist, Moss, Hankinson
Seated — Ackerman, Fiske, Roehrich, Miller, Brooks, Martin
Standing ^Lidwin, Crowell, Holmes, Wasielewski, Austin, Woodcome, L. Smith
Seaiid — Aptt, Campbell, Frederick, Nix, A. Chase
Standing — Geneva, Kirk, Hussey
Seated — Cunningham, Grandy, Moses, Howarth, Millican, Burley, Cadiero
Standing — Bowers, Kimball, Coleman, G. Page, Giammarco, Gopen, Gregory
Seated — Ellis, Jermain, Giacobbe, Jones, Lyons
Standing — Homans, Frazier, Blackie, Schwartz
We wish to express our sincere thanks to:
Professor Rolhn H. Barrett, our Faculty Advisor, for his untiring efforts
in compiling the 1948 Shorthorn. "Pop" has been coaching the staff
Professor John H. Vondell for his special photography and photo-
Mr. John E. Snow and Mr. Howard A. Light of the Valley Litho Co.
for their excellent suggestions and help in compiling the book.
Miss Lydie Strecker for her artistic and technical contributions. It
has been a pleasure to work with her.
The Kinsman Studio for its fine work in photography-
Miss Floriana Tarantino of the English Department for her patience
and assistance in correcting copy and in reading proof.
The members of the board for their assistance in preparing copy.
The members of the class for their contributions of time and effort.
Special mention should be made of the girls in the Short Course Office
for their assistance in supplying statistical information and correcting
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