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THE State Seal adopted by the General Court on June 4, 
1885, is circular and bears a representation of the arms 
of the Commonwealth encircled with the words: "Sigillum 
Reipublicae Massachusettensis" (Seal of the Republic of 

The arms, according to legislative enactment, consist of 
a shield having a blue field or surface with an Indian thereon, 
dressed in a shirt and moccasins, holding in his right hand a 
bow, and in his left hand an arrow, point downward, all of 
gold'; and, in the upper corner of the field, above his right 
arm, a silver star with five points. The crest is a wreath of 
blue and gold, on which in gold is a right arm, bent at the 
elbow, clothed and ruffled, with the hand grasping a broad- 
sword. The motto, "Ense petit placidam sub libertate 
quietem," is the second of two lines written about 1659 by 
Algernon Sydney, English soldier and politician, in the Book 
of Mottoes in the Kings library at Copenhagen, Denmark. 
It was adopted in 1775 by the Provincial Congress and means 
"By the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty." 


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'"pHIS yearbook is dedicated to John Vondell who has been 
teacher, counsellor and friend to more than twenty 
classes of Stockbridge men and women. He has taught a 
part of the General Course in Poultry Husbandry but his 
specialty is Marketing and it is in that field that he has made 
his greatest contribution to the training of Stockbridge 

He has the abounding curiosity that characterizes all good 
teachers and his observations on "fishy" eggs, made nearly 
20 years ago, are still quoted as authoritative. He has made 
valuable contributions to modern methods of feeding laying 
hens and is now working on the production of Capettes by 
using hormones. 

For a long time he has been Faculty Adviser to the Poultry 
Club, one of the oldest Stockbridge Clubs. His interest and 
enthusiasm and downright hard work for the Club are re- 
sponsible for much of the continuing effectiveness of that 

Few staff members have interests so varied and few have 
gained wide recognition in so many fields. His career in 
photography alone would occupy the full time of most men. 
His human interest pictures appear continually in magazines 
all over the country. He has been, in addition, the leading 
salon exhibitor in America and has an international reputa- 
tion as a salon photographer. 

His boyhood in Vermont left him with mountains in his 
blood and he still finds their call irresistible. He has given 
official help and direction to some of the leading mountain- 
eering organizations of the East. As Chairman of the New 
England Trails Conference he has been the mainstay of that 
organization. He has long been a Trustee of the Green 
Mountain Club and a Director of the Appalachian Trail 
Conference. His mountain and trail pictures are known 
wherever campers get together. 

The dedication of this yearbook to John Vondell honors 
an able and energetic man who has contributed much to 
Stockbridge and to the University. 

Ralph A. Van Meter 


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Y\7'E have moved into a new category of education by 
completing our stay at Stockbridge, for by being lifted 
from the unknown into the specialist field we have equipped 
ourselves with the weapon of success, knowledge. 

The Goal of this Shorthorn Board has been to produce 
"The Best Shorthorn Ever." We humbly hope we have at- 
tained this goal. We wish each and every one the best of 
luck and God's speed to happiness in his or her chosen field. 

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PROFESSOR Stockbridge was very near, very dear, and very necessary to "his 
boys;" and he counted us all as "his boys," whether we had just entered the 
College or had grown weary and gray in life's battle. He was a father to many and 
a counsellor to all. We cannot think of him in an impersonal way, but always in the 
relationship of friend and comrade — one to whom we could take our troubles — 
one who would rheet us on our own plane, whether we came from the farm or from 
the city. He had been a farmer's boy himself; he knew the boy's environment, his 
habits of thought and his ambitions, and therefore could meet him on a common 
ground; yet he was equally interested and successful in dealing with the city-bred 
boy. He loved young manhood from every station of life. To him all boys possessed 
great possibilities, and he felt it incumbent upon him to find these out and direct 
them into proper channels. 

He came of the purest New England stock, of a large and devout family, whose 
parents, like so many others, were ambitious for their children, but not able to give 
each one a college education. In the Stockbridge family it fell to the lot of the oldest 
brother to enter Amherst College. Levi, no doubt, felt that it was unfortunate, if 
not wrong, that he should not have an equal chance, but very likely he never ex- 
pressed regret or displeasure to his parents. He was one who never complained, and 
accepted his lot with the duty it entailed. He did not, however, let the inability of 
his parents to send him to college daunt his courage or dampen his ambition, for 
when his brother was taking his course in the old college, Levi was studying the 
same books at home, and attending many of the lectures, particularly in chemistry, 
that his brother studied at Amherst. Thus, while he had little personal contact with 
the teacher and the professor — so important an influence in moulding young life — 
he was pursuing, as far as he could, many of the studies which so admirably fitted 
him for his life work. 

Many of us found him a helpful friend in a substantial way. I do not know how 
many young men owe the completion of their college course to his financial aid. I 
fear many would not have gone through this institution if he had not helped them. 
We can all see him now, at least some of us can, when we were strapped — and what 
young man does not get in that fix now and then? We can see him, after he had 
asked us a few leading questions, put in such a way as never to disclose his feelings 
but always ours — he was as keen as the keenest lawyer — we can see him pull out 
his old leather wallet from a pair of ungainly-fitting trousers, leisurely unstrap it, 
and hand out a five or ten dollar bill without further comment. How relieved we 

were! How the clouds lifted, and how life took on a new hope 
for us! I sometimes think he took a secret delight in our 
temporary discomfiture, and in our manifest pleasure when 
the ordeal was over, for the twinkle of his eye and the smile 
of his lip were very expressive and will ever be remembered 
by his numerous boys. 

What a work he undertook! It must be borne in mind that 
when he came from the Hadley farm to take charge of the 
College farm and to superintend the erection of the first 
buildings, it was practically the first agricultural college to be 
started in this country. The field was absolutely new; there 
was not a model to go by. The buildings were to be built and 
arranged not only for academic but for practical training. 
His hat Again, when he undertook instruction in agriculture there 


was not another chair of agriculture in the country, and there was not one to whom 
he could turn for advice. He had to blaze the way, without books and without chart. 

He had an original and inventive mind. He saw, as others did not see, the neces- 
sity of taking what chemists, botanists, geologists and other scientists had worked 
out, and of applying it to practical ends; stripping it, as far as possible, of all techni- 
cality, and making it plain and simple, not only to the farmer's boy here in the Col- 
lege but to the father at home. He popularized and made assimilable the teachings 
of all the sciences related to agriculture, but he lectured to a larger audience than 
the students of the College — he spoke to the farmers of the land. 

I wonder if you know how many times, when the College was without friends and 
without funds to pay current expenses, he raised the money at the local bank on his 
own notes, or on the College notes endorsed by himself. I remember a bank friend 
of his taking him to task for doing it, saying that if he had to pay the notes it 
would ruin him. Stockbridge's reply was prophetic: 

"Oh, I am not afraid! Never you worry! The State of Massachusetts has entered 
into a contract with the United States Government to maintain this institution, and 
the State of Massachusetts will never go back on her contract. What is more, some 
day she will see the error of her way, and will come to the rescue of this institution, 
and do all that may reasonably be asked of her. I tell you, it is going to be a success" 

We have lived — and, what is more gratifying, he lived — to see that remark 
come true. Not only did the state honor the paper which he endorsed, but it has 
given thousands upon thousands of dollars since then, and will give, as we require it, 
all that we may need for the development of this institution. It stands here today a 
monument to Levi Stockbridge as much as to any other man in Massachusetts. 

*Editor Note: By William H. Bowker class of '71. Read at the Memorial Exercises 
at Commencement, Amherst, June 15, 1904. 

Our theme for this yearbook is Levi Stockbridge; his quotations can be found at various 
places in the book. 


'T^HIS yearbook is a memorial record of your years in 
college — to your academic achievements, to your extra 
curricular activities, and above all to the friendships formed 
on the campus. It will become more and more valuable to 
you as the years roll on. 

Many succeeding generations of Stockbridge men and 
women have proved that your training here is very effective 
in preparing you for successful careers in Agriculture. Most 
of you will become leaders in your communities and will soon 
advance to positions of influence and responsibility. You 
will come to know many people but you will never know the 
others in quite the way you know your classmates in Stock- 
bridge as you graduate in the spring of 1950. 

You will find it a source of unending pleasure if you make 
a real effort to maintain contact with your friends of campus 
days. Your Alumni Association is organized to help you 
and deserves your enthusiastic support as it keeps you in 
touch with each other and with the University. 

Those of us who remain behind at the University are still 
interested in you and hope you will keep us informed of 
your progress. You have our best wishes — always. 


R. A. Van Meter 


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'X'HIS Stockbridge class of 
1950 is graduating at a 
significant time in the history 
of this University. So rapid 
has been the growth of the 
physical plant and student 
enrollment since World War 
II; so many dormitories and 
classroom buildings have been 
erected in our midst to meet 
this tremendous expansion, we 
have hardly grasped the mag- 
nitude of the operation going 
on about us as we faced our 
daily tasks. Then, too, we 
have been very busy people, 
ourselves, carrying on the work 
of our various major courses, 
the laboratory and field exer- 
cises so constantly required of 
us; the placement training 
away from school entirely for 
four to six months; and the 
many side-activities of athletic 
sports, the Horticulture Show, 
dances, Winter Carnival, the 
band, operettas, the glee club, 
and, not least, this yearbook. 
Truly a busy life crammed full of stimulating interests for those who wisely use these 
precious opportunities afforded them. 

With all this confusion of rapid growth about us, it is sometimes difficult for one 
to appraise it correctly and to realize just what part each one of us may be playing 
in this dramatic and dynamic development. In later years you will have more lei- 
sure to review and digest these historic events from the vantage point of the farnily 
fireside and your favorite chair. The family group, the wife and children, — if I 
am not prophesying too far in the future, — as well as your neighbors and friends 
will expect you to be able to supply accurate facts about the School and the Univer- 
sity, at least as it existed in your day, so it seems a wise plan to be prepared. 

Perhaps a short outline of the more important events in the early history of this 
University, in which the Stockbridge School now plays such an essential and useful 
part, will help to create in you a deeper sense of "belonging." This is the real 
essence of college loyalty and appreciation for the opportunities which you have en- 
joyed here. These personal growth values each one will have to discover for him- 
self and in his own way as he reads the pages of this book in which is unfolded the 
story of your class. Into this effort has gone long hours of careful planning and hard 
work which your student editors have so devotedly given in the making of this 
book. May it always be a happy reflecting pool of rich memories for that part of 
your life you once spent here. 



Massachusetts Agricultural College 

1858 Senator Justin S. Morrill of Vermont submits bill to Congress do- 

nating a portion of the public lands for the endowment of a college in each 
Siatc to teach such branches of learning as are related to agriculture and the 
mechanic arts. 


1862 Morrill Act finally enacted into law July 2, 1862, and approved by 
President Abraham Lincoln in midst of great Civil War. 

This act gave to each state a quantity of land equal to 30,000 acres 
for each senator and representative in Congress, based upon census popu- 
lation of 1860. 

Massachusetts received 360,000 acres of land. Hence each state 
has a so-called Land-Grant College. 

1863 Massachusetts Legislature accepted this federal grant by special 
bill April 18, 1863, and planned to found one independent agricultural 
college in this state. One tenth of the land scrip was sold to purchase the 
present college campus and farm. Two-thirds of the income from sale of 
remaining 9/10 of land scrip was assigned as endowment for this new college. 

The other 1/3 of income from land scrip sale was granted to the 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology for instruction in the mechanic arts. 

1864 Trustees voted to locate college in Amherst, May 25, 1864 after 
strong competition from Northampton, Springfield and Lexington. 

Judge Henry Flagg French of Exeter, New Hampshire and later 
Concord, Massachusetts, was elected first president of the college November 
29, 1864. He was father of Daniel Chester French, the sculptor of the 
"Minuteman" monument at Lexington and the great Lincoln Memorial 
statue in Washington. 

1866 Levi Stockbridge, 37 years old, a Hadley farmer, largely self- 
educated, and a brilliant young leader in local civic enterprises, was elected 
the first faculty member as farm superintendent and instructor in agri- 

1867 College opened for the first freshman class October 2, 1867. 

1880 Professor Levi Stockbridge elected president of the college. Re- 

signed January 12, 1882. 

1892 Twenty-five years after entrance of first class a total of 190 students 

were enrolled in all four classes. Total graduates were 361 out of 879 stu- 
dents registered in the quarter century. Average number of graduates 
yearly about twenty. 

1906 Trustees elected Kenyon L. Butterfield as president, January 2, 

1906. He was a graduate of Michigan Agricultural College and had been 
president of Rhode Island College of Agriculture for the preceding four years. 

1909 William D. Hurd was appointed first Director of Short Courses. 

Forestry Department was organized. 

1912 Six new buildings were completed during this year breaking all 
records to date for physical plant developments. These included Flint 
Laboratory, the apiary, and four buildings for the new Poultry Department 
just established in 1910, when the first professor of Poultry Husbandry was 
appointed. This means the phenomenal growth in poultry teaching and 
poultry business in this state has been all brought about in the last forty 
years. A very important first half century. 

1913 Second half of French Hall was started, to cost another $35,000.00. 
College rifle team won the intercollegiate championship of the 

United States. In four years the college rifle teams won first place three 
times on both indoor and outdoor ranges. 
1918 End of World War I and establishment of "The Two- Year Course 

in Practical Agriculture" by legislative resolution. In 1928 name changed 
to "The Stockbridge School of Agriculture." 

First two-year class entered in December 1918 with thirty-seven 
students. Professor John Phelan appointed first Director of short courses 
to supervise the development of this new resident non-degree vocational 
instruction at the college. 

This is a brief record of men and events during the first fifty years of college his- 
tory by which the foundations of Massachusetts Agricultural College were surely 
and truly laid leading to the educational privileges which are ours today in this 
University in the year 1950. 

Roland H. Verbeck 



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'T'HE editors have again asked me to write an article for the Shorthorn about the 
experiences of the men working throughout Massachusetts and New England 
to fulfill the Placement Training requirement. I am happy to comply, with the 
thought that some entertainment and some education may be gained therefrom. 

Practically all of this material has to do with the class of 1950, but as in ihe past, 
I will not mention any names or specific places as it might be embarrassing. Some 
of you will recognize the individuals. 

An Animal Husbandry student was discharged and I visited the employer to get 
the facts. Here is what his employer told me. I quote, "I knew the boy was in- 
experienced and had given him instructions in my method of feeding. I put molasses 
on the hay in the feed troughs. The molasses is drawn from a barrel in the feed room 
into a gallon measure. Last night I asked him if he could take care of the feeding 
alone as I had something else to do and he said he could. When I got back to the 

barn later everything was a mess. There was molasses over everything. What 
happened was that the spigot on the barrel stuck and the student would fill the 
measure, dash out and throw it on the hay and run back to the barrel for more. All 
this time molasses was running on the floor. The student was running in it and I 
think slipped and fell in it. I hope so. Did I do wrong in firing him? ", end of quote. 
I told him no, and the boy was through as far as I was concerned. All the student 
had to do was hold his hand over the spigot, stick his thumb in it or something and 
call for help as others were not too far away. He tried to run a race with molasses. 
It is slow, but he lost out. 

People go to school to learn to reason and think but some just do not use their 
heads. Take the case of the Floriculture major working for a carnation grower. 
The plants are usually grown outdoors and are set out in the beds about three to 
four feet wide with a path in between. The soil at this particular place had consider- 
able stone in it which had been raked out of the plant beds and was lying in the 
paths or aisles. The student was told to get a rake, shovel, and wheelbarrow and 
get the stones out of the pathways. This is the way he went about doing it. He 
raked the stones in small piles which was good. Then he pushed the wheelbarrow 

ahead of him down the path, stopped at the 
first pile, and as he could not walk around the 
wheelbarrow due to the plants, he took his 
shovel, stepped into the wheelbarrow, stepped 
over the wheel to the ground in front, 
shoveled in the stones and stepped over the 
wheel into the wheelbarrow, down on to the 
ground and pushed along to the next pile 
where he repeated the performance. I can 
think of easier ways to do the job but not a 
harder way. You don't believe it? It 

What about this student? Rather tough 
luck but he certainly did not think. Men like 
to have a swim after work and this individual 
headed for the lake with some others. It was 
out in the woods. He took off his clothes, 
took a run to the edge of the lake, dove, and 
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bruises. The water where he dove was about 
two feet deep. He lost six weeks work and 
had a good doctor's bill to pay, a forestry 
major at that, of all people. The old adage — 
look before you leap. 

Director Verbeck went with me on a trip 
to visit students in New Hampshire and Ver- 
mont. We traveled all the way to the Ravine 
House, Randolph, New Hampshire only to 
learn the student had been taken to the hospi- 
tal the previous day for an emergency appen- 
dectomy. We did talk to his employer, how- 
ever, who was well pleased with the man's 
work and wanted a student the next summer but did not ask us to eat or stay there 
over night. The employer was manager of a nice inn and we were there at about 
5:30 P.M. No reciprocity, perhaps I better not place another student with him. 

We found a good place to eat sometime later, but I for one did not find a good 
place to sleep. I had a good bed but the Director really snores. His room was next 
to mine and the walls in these summer places are very thin. 


Emory E. Grayson 
Placement Officer 

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npWO years in the Placement Office is in- 
sufficient time in which to collect a series 
of amusing or thought-provoking stories on 
the trials and tribulations of placement train- 
ing. Perhaps the time will come when I too 
can admonish and instruct with a few choice 
stories beginning "Do you remember the 
student who — ." But at this writing Pm 
more impressed with the earnestness of pur- 
pose that characterizes the young women en- 
rolled in the Stockbridge School. This 
singleness of purpose sets you apart from 
many of the coeds you mingle with from day 
to cay. From the moment you enroll, you 
appear to knew why you are here and where 
you are going. True enough you are fre- 
quently unrealistic about the demand from 
employers for the services a woman can 
render. Only when faced with a truck load of 

ICO-pound sacks of feed to unload will you admit that at times there may be a need 
for sheer physical strength and no amount of day dreaming will erase the problem. 
But then I hear you say "Now if I were the manager, I could direct someone else to 
do the heavy work." But how to span the distance from trainee to manager! Per- 
haps the problem would be simplified if grain came only in 25-pound sacks. 

Do you know the story of the successful business woman who retired at the age 
of forty with a hundred thousand dollars? Upon being asked the secret of her suc- 
cess she replied, "I owe my success to three things: first, an unbounded enthusiasm 
for my work; second, a thorough knowledge of my subject; and third, a rich uncle 
who left me ninety-eight thousand dollars." Unlike this lucky woman your success 
and mine will more than likely be in direct proportion to our enthusiasm and know- 
ledge of subject matter. Are you academically a cut above all those men in whose 
presence you are almost lost? Your grades are important as an indication of how 
well you are doing your job here on campus. Is there a woman's angle? If you haven't 
found it, start looking for that phase of the work which you can do better not by 
brute force but by virtue of being more adept with your fingers, more gracious and 
gentle in manner, more efficient because of an additional skill such as typewriting. 
In other words, succeed because you are a woman and not because you were once 
a tomboy wanting to do a man's work. 

Carol Burr Gawthrop 
Placement Officer for Women 






Placement: Crooks Farm, North Brookfield, Massachusetts 

Shorthorn Board, 2; Poultry, 1,2, Kappa Kappa, 1,2 

John is one of those fellows who speaks only when he has something 
worthwhile to say. A serious and honest student, John is bound to be a 
success in the field of Poultry Breeding. He is planning on a few years' 
experience with a good breeder and then to have a place of his own. Ex- 
celling in everything he undertakes, this should not take him long. The 
members of his class all wish him "good luck." 


Food Management 

Placement: The Old Chase House, West Harwich, Massachusetts 

Pandocios Club 1 and 2 

As the great poet once said, "The Shamrock's his mark and Woman his 
folly," if he keeps his mouth shut, he might get there by golly!! 

To describe "Porky" would take a psychiatrist and a mystery writer a 
lifetime; even then "The pork" would fool 'em — he'd change. Life with 
Porky will never be dull and it will certainly prove interesting, if not in- 
triguing. "Porky" left Syracuse (women wouldn't lemme alone — inter- 
fered with my studies") in order to help the Stockbridge School. 



Placement: Hodder Farm, Sudbury, Massachusetts 

Shorthorn Board, 1,2; Poultry Club, 1,2 

"Andy" is a dark-haired, good looking fellow who has decided to make 
poultry farming his career. He is one of the married men in the Poultry 
class. He and his wife want only to buy themselves a little place on the 
coast of Maine and be alone with the chickens. 

"Andy" is noted for his ability to brighten up a dull lecture with a crack 
or two that really sets the class to roaring. 

He is very interested in the poultry business and is certain to be a suc- 
cess in whatever he undertakes. 






Placement: Wenk's Greenhouses, Springfield, Massachusetts 

Shorthorn Board, 2; Floriculture Club, 1,2; Horticulture Show, 1,2; 

Alpha Tau Gamma 

Be cautious of what you say about Ireland with "Bill" around. He is 
a typical Son of Erin and is always there to defend the 01' Sod. Have you 
noticed the blarney in his talk? 

Although he boxes throughout the Connecticut Valley he certainly takes 
a beating from his classmates. It is doubtful that any person is the victim 
of so many jokes. His favorite saying is, "Ah, come on." 

"Bill" has the only pair of Levi's in the world with a press in them. His 
motto, "Go West Young Man," is what he plans to do after graduation. 
We all wish him the best of luck in his travels. 



Animal Husbandry 

Placement: Hurlwood Farm. Ashley Falls, Mass. 

Football, 1,2; Animal Husbandry Club, 1,2; Little International, 2; Dairy 

Classic, 2; Alpha Tau Gamma 

"Fred", thus his friends know him by, is a person who doesn't say very 
much but thinks a lot. He is calm and collected and a member of Alpha 
Tau Gamma. He likes all kinds of new farm machinery and has run all of 
them. "Fred" hopes to own his farm soon and run machinery there. 
"Fred" has the friendship and good will of all his classmates. 





Placement: University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Mass. 

Horticulture Show, 1,2; 10 x 10 Student Display, 2; Shorthorn Board, 2 

Many a time during a dull lecture or laboratory the silence will be broken 
by a loud noise or a witty remark. You can be sure the fella behind this is 
"Jack." "Jack" is also quite an artist, and anywhere you travel on the 
campus, you will probably find one of his cartoons of the dififerent charac- 
ters in the Floriculture class. 

"Jack" is a very good floral designer and maintains high marks in all his 
subjects. As for the future, "Jack" is a married man, so that takes care of 
that. We all wish "Jack" the best of luck. 

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Animal Husbandry 

Placement: Galusha Farm, Granby, Mass. 

Animal Husbandry Club, 2; Little International, 2; Dairy Classic, 2 

"Norm", we understand, is not only a herdsman, but a good cook be- 
cause of two years experience at his room. It is rumored around school 
that he makes frequent trips to the Smith School and one can understand 
where the fairer sex would be attracted. He has no future plans but will 
have no trouble making a place in the world for himself. 


Fruit Growing 

Placement: Drew Fruit Farms, Westford, Massachusetts 

Pomology Club, 1,2; Horticulture Show, 1,2 

"Ken" can easily be identified by his pleasant smile and hearty "hello." 

While at Stockbridge "Ken" has done outstanding work. He always 
has an intelligent answer to any question that you might ask him. 

"Ken" was an active member of the Pomology Club these two years. 
Last fall he was dashing around getting the Pomology exhibit ready for 
the Horticulture Show. 

"Ken" hopes to transfer next year to the four-year course and continue 
his education. 

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Vegetable Growing 

Placement: Michael Berberian, Northboro, Mass. 

Horticulture Show, 1,2; Olericulture Club, 2 

"Ketch" a vegetable gardener is known for knowing a lot and saying 
little. When it comes to story telling "Ketch" can out-do the best of them 
with his yarns of etc. and etc. while in the service. 

His earnest work and sound ability have been well displayed in all his 

"Ketch" comes from a fine family of vegetable farmers in Northboro and 
he has the qualifications needed to make a successful vegetable farmer. 




Fine Turf 

Placement: Hartford Golf Club, West Hartford, Connecticut 

Horticultural Show, 1,2 

"Joe", one of the handsomer greensmen of his class, hails from Granby, 
Copnecticut. Fridays, one is able to see a dull black streak- making for 
Granby. She's "pretty" important too. "Biddy" spent a cool and comfort- 
able summer at a golf course, but we're not sure that he won any tourna- 
ments. Keep trying, "Biddy", Hogan is getting old and you've got the 
old college spirit. 

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Ornamental Horticulture 

Placement: E. J. Anderson, Flowerland, Greenbush, Mass. 

Basketball, 1; Floriculture Club, 2; Horticulture Show, 1,2; Ski Club, 1 

"Louie" is the guy with all the questions, but he also knows many an- 
swers. After graduation from Stockbridge, "Louie" would like to start 
his own business in Landscaping and when established enough, to start a 
nursery. During his stay at school he has made himself a fine name through 
his abihty to grasp quickly a problem in his carefully chosen field of horti- 
culture. With his swell personality and willingness to work hard we know 
"Louie" will certainly be a success. 

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Placement: Clear Lake Duck Farm, Marstons Mills, Mass. 

Poultry Club, 1 

Bruce, known as "Jesse", is a quiet individual on first acquaintance, but 
when he lets loose — watch out! His main interest is turkeys, He spent 
a successful summer on a large turkey farm. When anyone is telling "sea 
stories", you're sure to find "Jesse". Our mate is thinking of joining the 
Navy for a hitch and maybe see how turkeys do on a "flat top". Ask him 
about "'Arry 'Awkins". 

Good luck mate! 





Placement: Lovell. The Florist, Hingham, Massachusetts 

Floriculture Club, 1,2; Dance Committee. 1,2; Glee Club, 1,2; Horticulture 

Show, 1,2 

Her sparkling personality and humor have enlivened many a class. 
"Andy's" womens' professional basketball playing career was interrupted 
during Christmas vacation when she fractured her foot during the Holy 
Cross game. 

This cute girl can not settle back to a future in Floriculture designing 
if she can't restrain the urge of trying to throw plants through green- 
house ventilators. 

She'll do well in anything she chooses and her host of friends wish her 


Animal Husbandry 

Placement: Kenneth C. Burt, Easthampton, Mass. 

Animal Husbandry Club, 1,2; Little International, 2; Dairy Classic, 2 

"Jerry" is a likable chap. He has that smile that we all like to see. 

Anyone that has ever helped "Buck" when he strips tobacco can never 
forget the swell meals his mother dishes out to the help. 

"Buck" likes Ayrshire dairy cattle and Hereford beef cattle. He has 
both on his home farm at the present. He has been doing chores before 
and after school. 

The best of luck and success to you "Buck" with your Ayrshire and 


Animal Husbandry 

Placement: Kurrylea Farm, Schenectady, New York 

Shorthorn Board, 2; Harvest Ball; Football, 1,2; Glee Club, 1; Animal 

Husbandry Club, 1,2; 4-H Club, 1,2; Little International, 2; Alpha Tau 

Gamma; Dairy Classic, 1,2; Ski Club, 1.2 

"Jack" comes from the Berkshire hills and the town of Dalton. Both 
contain one of the outstanding herds of "Milking Shorthorns" in the coun- 
try, of which "Jack" has a part interest. 

"Shorty" is a hard working fellow and likes to keep busy, smiling as he 
does it. 

"Jack's" one ambition is to go back home and carry on the fine herd of 
"Milking Shorthorns" which his Dad, brother, and he, have. 



Animal Husbandry 

Placement: Ashton Keynes Farm, Little Compton, R. I. 
Baseball, 2; Harvest Ball Committee; Animal Husbandry Club; 2 - Vice- 
President; Little International, 2; Dairy Classic, 2. 

John, who can make you listen to just about anything, hails from the 
southern state of Arkansas. He has a wife and two pretty daughters, who, 
fortunately are able to be with him this year. With his ever-ready smile 
and good word for all, he gives a hand whenever he is needed. 

When asked what his future plans were, he answered, "I am eventually 
going to own my own Dairy Farm. What other business is large enough 
to support ten kids?" 






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Animal Husbandry 

Placement: Charles Farm, Bradford, Mass. 

Little International, 2; Dairy Classic, 2 

Our freshman year the Animal Husbandry Class was honored in having 
the seemingly inseparable Charles Brothers. This year we were robbed by 
one transferring; but praises be, we still have Harry. 

Harry is studious and one of the best liked fellows in Animal Husbandry 
and his green "chevie" is noted for the lifts it has given various students. 
Never a harsh word against anyone and a warm smile as a greeting for 
everyone, makes Harry. 


Ornamental Horticulture 

Placement: Fish Nursery, Worcester, Mass. 

Dance Committee, 2; Horticulture Show, 1,2; Kappa Kappa 

"Al", after a year out of school in which he took a "1 year" course in the 
navy, is back at school again. His only wish is that Stockbridge would get 
in on this lend-lease business and set up a placement training program in 
France where he spent happy hours on liberty. He lived at Kappa Kappa 
and through any possible distraction you could find "Al" studying con- 
tours, curves, and overhanging cliffs, for Prof. Durell. Our bet is that 
he will go far no matter what his future plans are. 



Placement: Folwell's Greenhouse, Pittsfield, Mass. 

Floriculture Club, 1,2; Horticulture Show, 2; Collegian Reporter, 2 

John returned for his senior year after spending several years in the 
Armed Services. Since his return he has made many new friends. 

John has a great deal of ambition as shown by the facts that he volun- 
teered for a job as a Collegian reporter, and has a part time job in town. 

John is a married man and in leaving school he plans to open his own 
retail growing establishment. The whole class wishes hin all the luck in 

tne world. 



Ornamental Horticulture 

Placement: H. V. Lawrence Inc., Falmouth, Mass, 

Horticulture Show, 1,2; Veterans Association, 1; Land Art Club, 2; Flori- 
culture Club, 1,2 

"Coggy" is the fellow who wrote "Down to the Canal in Ships", as he 
lives right beside the Cape Cod Canal. 

His favorite pastime is fishing. His new Studebaker always gives him 
trouble on cold mornings, and it's a long way to school from Florence. 

"Coggy" is married and between his brain and his wife's typewriter he 
had very good marks. 

After graduating "Coggy" wants to own a large nursery with a land- 
scaping and maintenance business included. 




Dairy Manufactures 

Placement: Center State Milk Co. 

Dairy Club, 1,2 

Got troubles? Talk to "Daddy 



Springfield, Massachusetts 

he's had more than his share of bad 
luck but has come through with flying colors each time. Although he's 
not quite as young as most of us, he has had his share of college fun. Re- 
member the trip to Fitchburg with "Smitty" at the wheel? 

Being the owner of a fleet of vehicles, (one at a time of course) during 
his stay at Stockbridge, "Lenny" can tell at a glance whether the 
"headache" is worth $25 or less. 


Animal Husbandry 

Placement: Blackbriar Farm, Dover Plains, New York 

Little International, 2; Dairy Classic, 2 

"EU" is extremely interested in the beef breeds and he spent his place- 
ment out in the hills of New York on an Angus farm. 

Many a member of the Animal Husbandry Class spent an enjoyable 
hour or two listening to "EU" play "that good western stuff" on his guitar. 

Soon after graduation "EU" plans to head west to work with more An- 
gus. Later on he plans to own his own Angus farm in the "cornbelt". We 
all feel sure he will achieve his goal. 



Animal Husbandry 

Placement: On his own farm 

Animal Husbandry Club, 1; Little International, 2; Dairy Classic, 2 

"Ev" likes to make the professors prove what they teach before he will 
accept the new ideas. He owns a farm in Maine where he plans to make a 
living as a dairy farmer. 

Everett took his placement training on his own farm. During that time 
he did a good job of building a large modern dairy farm. He likes the AUis 
Chalmers line of equipment. 

A good boy and a likable feUow; we wish the best of luck to you, "Ev". 



Placement: Sierra National Park, North Fork, California 

Cross Country, 2; Forestry Club, 1.2 

"Willie", so-called by his fellow classmates, is a quiet and sincere friend 
to all who know him; yet, he carries a bit of humor for odd moments. His 
ability to cook will long be remembered by his classmates who accompanied 
him to California. 





Ornamental Horticulture 

Placement: De Jordy Trees and Shrubs, Whitinsville, Mass. 

Horticulture Show, 1,2; Ski Club, 1; Alpha Tau Gamma 

"Larry" entered this vocation with set determination to really gain 
every bit of knowledge possible and as one of the top men in the class he 
has accomplished this. If you ever have seen "Larry" you know his buddy 
Toomey is not further than shouting distance away. He has a fine person- 
ality and is easy to get along with. We know that "Larry" has high am- 
bitions and is sure to attain them. Best ol success "Larry" from your pals. 



^ "Carl" 



Placement: Waltham Field Station, Waltham, Massachusetts 
Floriculture Club, 1,2, Secretary 2: Dance Committee, 1; Horticulture 
Show, 1,2 

Carl had a very interesting placement training at the Waltham Field 
Station where he picked up much experience and knowledge. We wonder 
the reason for frequent returns to Waltham — knowledge? 

Always joking, he was welcome anywhere with that bright beaming 
smile of his, and I am sure he will always be welcome in the future, also. 

He is constantly in the search of more knowledge and plans to continue 
his education upon graduation. We know with his ability he will succeed 
as well as he did at Stockbridge. 



Dairy Manufactures 

Placement: Deary Bros., Inc., Webster 

Varsity Basketball, 1,2; Dairy Club, 2; Kappa Kappa 

There's a clatter of feet down the court, out of the melee emerges a 
little streak, he breaks, swings around and hooks the ball into the basket 
again. All pandemonium breaks loose for "Little Joe" has just given the 
audience another display of his basketball wizardry and they just love it. 
"Joe's" spectacular feats on the court have been commonplace since his 
early high school days. 

We don't think it will be too long before "Joe" and his Mrs. (every hero 
has to have one), will be far up in the Green Mountain Region running 
another big Deary Bros., Inc. plant. "Joe's" teeth have been cut on a 40 
quart jug and his know-how in plant work plus the two years at Stock- 
bridge will be of great value to him. 



Placement: Allen Street Greenhouses, Springfield, Mass. 

Floriculture Club, 1,2; Dance Committee, 1; Horticulture Show. 1,2 

A good student, willing worker, a keen sense of humor and a thorough 
gentleman are all qualifications which would make "Bob" a welcome addi- 
tion to any class. (As yet he hasn't grown a mustache and stands a better 
chance of becoming President than his namesake.) His unique floral de- 
signs are in keeping with the best of modern art and the element of surprise 
is always with them. Soon he may be combining alarm clocks with flowers. 
We wish him luck in his trip and new future in California. 

Its for hrginncrs, I itxnilil son in general 




Placement: Brewer Tree Expert Co., Worcester, Mass. 

Winter Carnival Ball, 2; Horticulture Show, 1,2; Kappa Kappa, 1,2; 

Arboriculture Club, 1,2 

'Al" is a neat dresser and to say the least has that certain appeal for the 
fair sex. He is a hard worker and will have little difficulty achieving his 
ambition of running his own business. His sense of humor and ability will 
insure his becoming a success. Good luck "Al". 



Placement: Sierra National Forest, California 

Football, 1,2; Alpha Tau Gamma, Historian; Forestry Club, 1,2 

"Hank", the boy from "Winchingdon", was well-known for his friendly 

"Hank" proved himself to be an outstanding lineman for the football 
team during his two-year stay at Stockbridge. He was seldom seen not in 
the presence of his twin brother "George". 


Ornamental Horticulture 

Placement: Eastern Tree and Landscape Corp., Dedham, Mass. 

Kappa Kappa; Dance Committee, 1; Hockey, 1; Horticulture Show, 1,2 

"A Hort. Major who is on the ball", "Jim" has made himself numerous 
acquaintances on the campus during his stay. In two years time he hasn't 
missed a class nor received below 75 in an exam. Well, here's wishing you 
all the luck in the world and may all your planting jobs live a long life. 

When you talk hockey with "Jim" you are talking about something 
that he really loves. He's a good sport in any game and can really handle 
a hockey stick! 


Animal Husbandry 

Placement: Mushka Farm, Barnstable, Mass. 

Animal Husbandry Club, 1,2; Little International, 2; Dairy Classic, 2 

F.F.A. Member 

"Joe" is a typical Cape Cod farmer. He graduated from Barnstable 
High Vocational Agricultural School. While there, he took his four years 
of placement training as a herdsman on the largest dairy farm on the Cape. 

He also worked before and after school hours. 

After finishing high school, "Joe" had to wait a long year before entering 
Stockbridge. His ambition is to own and operate his own dairy farm. 

Don't worry, "Joe". You'll go through life with colors flying. All the 
success to you, "Joe". 







Placement: University of Massachusetts. Amherst, Mass. 

Forestry Club. 1.2 

"Gene" was well known for his humorous actions and friendly gestures. 
Women were never a problem with this lad. "Gene" felt much more con- 
tented with Sydney either on campus or out in the woods on one of his 
forestry projects. "Gene" hopes to work out West in the lumber industry. 







Placement: Brigham's Greenhouses, Westboro, Massachusetts 
Horticulture Show, 1,2; Kappa Kappa, 2; Dance Committee, 1,2; Short- 
horn Board, 2; Floriculture Club, 1,2 

"Bob" is the studious type. He can often be found burning the oil into 
the early morning hours. However, "Bob" also finds time for play. He is 
always ready and willing to play a game of hearts with anyone. "Bob" 
will be remembered for his unusual creations in Floriculture design class, 
and for his humorous actions. 

"Bob" is a carnation man from way back and plans to be a carnation 
grower when he graduates. 




Placement: Forrest Jasper Poultry Farm, Milford, N. H. 

Student Council, 2, Secretary; Shorthorn Board, 2, Business Manager; 

Dance Committee, 1,2; Poultry Club, 1,2, Vice-President; Kappa Kappa, 


George, often dubbed "Stretch", is one of the more active rnembers of the 
class, not only in academic but also social phases. Committees without 
his name listed are as rare as "hens' teeth" if you pardon the expression. 

His height is no handicap, all 5'4" seem to be an asset at times, especially 
on the other end of a ping pong table. 

We all know George will be a success no matter which line of the poultry 
business he chooses to enter. 



Dairy Manufactures 

Placement: Deerfoot Farms, Newton, Massachusetts 

Football. 1,2, Captain 2 

"Rob", a very determined fellow, has proved himself to be successful 
in whatever he tackles whether it be on the football field or in classes. 

After graduation from Stockbridge. "Bob" plans to work in a dairy 
plant for a while and eventually establish a dairy business of his own. To 
a fellow we know will make good in this world, we wish "Bob" plenty of 





Food Management 

Placement: Highland Hotel, Springfield. Massachusetts 

Pandocios Club 1, 2; Horticulture Show 

Never make the error of asking "Manny" where he comes from — it's 
futile. He is a cosmopolitan — our bit of the old world. Always aggressive, 
volunteering for extra duties — forever present when there is work to be 
done. Frankly, we often worry' about his health. He is really too active. 
A lover of the classics — Brahms, Beethoven, Batman; he is always seen 
with a comic book ("One of the 'better' comics", he says) — and has a 
vast knowledge of International crimes. 





Animal Husbandry 

Placement: Crockett Farm, New London, N. H. 

Harvest Ball Committee, 2; Football, 1; Animal Husbandry Club, 1,2; 

4-H Club, 2; Little International, 2; Alpha Tau Gamma; Ski Club, 1,2; 

Dairy Classic, 2 

Very unlike his last name, "Frosty" is a warm-hearted and good-natured 
fellow. Of course he has his ups and downs, especially when he is skiing, 
which he loves so much. 

Being fresh from the city, "Frosty" has learned the hard way to under- 
stand animals and their habits. His placement training on a dairy farm in 
New Hampshire and his two years at Stockbridge have given him his best 
possible start toward his life with dairy cattle. 


Ornamental Horticulture 

Placement: Adams Nursery. Westfield, Mass. 

Student Council, 2, Exofficio member; Alpha Tau Gamma, President 

"Russ" — the man who wants to make a million bucks and spend it all 
on women. A good-natured fellow, his one fault is that he likes to sleep all 
day. You can see him driving his blue pick-up truck, racing down the 
street at 8:15 trying to make an 8 o'clock class. As President of Alpha Tau 
Gamma, "Russ" has organized his group into many swell dance events and 
affairs which stand as a fine credit to a swell fellow. 

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Placement: Axel Magnuson, Inc., Manchester, Mass. 

Dance Committee, 1,2; Floriculture Club. 1.2; Horticulture Show, 1,2; 

Kappa Kappa 

"Norm" is the happy go lucky, fun loving kind of a guy. He doesn't 
like to leave the bed in the morning but always makes it to class on time. 

"Norm" was a loyal supporter of all social events both in school and at 
K. K. He was never one to refuse a challenge to a game of ping pong re- 
gardless of what time of day or night. 



Animal Husbandry 

Placement: Lynnbrook Farm, Southboro, Mass. 

Outing Club, 1; Animal Husbandry Club, 2; 4-H Club. 1,2; Ski Club, 1; 

Little International, 2; Dairy Classic, 1,2 

Rumor has it that "Buddy" is a quiet, bashful fellow, but those who 
know him can tell you how wrong these rumors are. We have seen "Bud" 
visit the different dormitories (not male dorms either) and attend the 
different Stockbridge Formals. 

This quiet, studious, but ready for fun, fellow from Ashland plans to 
be a herdsman and eventually own his own farm. We, his An. Hus. class- 
mates, wish him the best of luck, knowing that with his pleasing personality 
he is sure to succeed. '" 






Placement: Owen Farm, Amherst, Massachusetts 

Shorthorn Board, 1; Glee Club, 1; Poultry Club. 1,2; Alpha Tau Gamma, 


With the gentlemanly reserve and casual cordiality which he possesses, 
"Georgie" has made his friends at Stockbridge feel that knowing him has 
been a privilege. Together with his lovely wife, George has been one of the 
distinguished residents of Westviev/, the trailer settlement, during these 
two years. When June arrives and he wheels his home up into the hills of 
Vermont, both George and Annette take with them our sincere wishes for 
a lot of happiness and successful farming. 



Placement: Carl Gold, East Longmeadow, Massachusetts 

Shorthorn Board, 1; Poultry Club, 1,2; Alpha Tau Gamma, 1,2 

The class of '50 will always remember "Howie" as the good natured, 
easy going sport from East Longmeadow. Whenever things began to get 
dull we could always count on our boy "Goldie" to brighten up the class 
and give us a good laugh with his humorous art. His modern design auto- 
mobiles and true-to-life sketches of the Profs, kept us wondering what he 
would produce next. 

After graduation "Howie" plans to run the home farm with his brother. 
We all wish him success and continued friendship in future years. 



Food Management 

Placement: Copley Plaza Hotel, Boston, Massachusetts 

Football, 1; Pandocios Club, 1,2 

To call "Big John" an "eager beaver" is certainly unfair — no beaver 
was ever that eager. His shy, reticent character makes him extremely pop- 
ular with the student body. As a native Bostonian he is a member of the 
Watch and Ward Society as well as the "Audobon Bird Watchers", and on 
occasion, while going from class to class and hearing the trill of the Progne 
Subis (purple martin to you!) he would stand there entranced telling us of 
the bird's life and habits — it was very interesting. 






Placement: University of Massachusetts. Amherst. Mass. 

Forestry Club. 1.2 

"Ed" will be remembered by members of his class for his humorous ar- 
tistic sketches. The great outdoors was "Ed's" favorite classroom. 

We all know whatever his job may be. he will be capable of handling his 





New York 
Horticulture Show, 1,2; 

Fine Turf 

Placement: Siwanoy Country Club, Bronxville, 
Shorthorn Board, 1.2; Dance Committee, 1,2; 
Kappa Kappa, Historian, 1,2 

"Dan" is a fellow who always seems to find time for extra activities and 
still be high in his class. His wealth of knowledge gained at Siwanoy 
Country Club in New York has added much to his experience. Classmates 
expect his name to go far in the Turf field. 




Fine Turf 

Placement: Indian Hill Country Club. Newington, Connecticut 

Horticulture Show, 1.2; Football. 1.2; Basketball. 1,2 

"Bob", a member of the football and basketball squad, is an all round 
sport and fine player. He took his placement training in Connecticut. He 
intends to make turf work his life vocation. We are very certain he will 
make the grade easily. 



Placement; Coburn Poultry Farms. Tyngsboro, Massachusetts 

Poultry Club, 1.2; Kappa Kappa. 2 

When "Sarge" got out of the army, he made an important decision that 
brought him to Stockbridge to study poultry. A favorite pastime of 
"Bob's", besides bowling and studying (ahem!), is to argue with his room- 
mate. John Handrahan, all in fun of course. After "Bob" graduates from 
Stockbridge School of Agriculture, he will go into the poultry business. 
We are all sure that he will make a successful poultryman with his great 
personality and even greater laugh. 

"// has hetn nm endeavor to he exact in euerijthing relating to 
'the experiment, that the result might lie reliahh " IRHO 

4j^^p\f'S£H\OR CLASS of I950 




Fruit Growing 

Placement: E. S. Hartley, Westfield, Massachusetts 

Pomology Club, 1,2; Horticulture Show, 1,2 

Carl can be easily identified by his beautiful blonde hair and his hearty 
laughter. He has commuted from his home in Northampton while at 
Stockbridge. He seldom missed a class except the one he forgot. 

Carl has been an active member of the Pomology Club these two years. 

Carl hopes to own his own fruit farm and to take his time in choosing 
his life partner. 



Placement: Old Pickard Farm, Concord, Massachusetts 

Shorthorn Board, 2; Football, 1,2; Hockey, 1,2; Poultry Club, 1,2,; Kappa 

Kappa, 1,2 

During his stay at Stockbridge, John has been popular in all of the num- 
erous circles in which he's traveled. The football team certainly profited 
by his sincere efforts just as did other activities in which he participated. 
The boys in Poultry S-7 remember with jovial jesting, John's determined 
zeal to "get the facts" from Professor Sanctuary. 

Whatever his particular phase of endeavor, John's conscientious ap- 
proach and amiable manner will prove him an asset to the poultry industry. 




President; Pomology Club, 



Fruit Growing 

Placement: George M. Hansen, Granville 
Football, 1,2; Hockey, 2; Glee Club, 1,2 
Horticulture Show, 1,2 

"Milt" is one of those famous Granville fruit farmers. 

He was quite active in his two years' stay at Stockbridge by belonging 
to the Pomology Club for two years; by taking part in the famous Horti- 
cultural Show, by trying out for football and hockey, and by being Presi- 
dent of the Glee Club in his second year. He was also a reporter for the 
Collegian in his second year. 



Dairy Manufactures 

Placement: Hendries Ice Cream Co., Milton, Massachusetts 

Dairy Club, 1,2; Animal Husbandry Club, 1 

Glenn has always carried prominently and displayed a good sense of 
humor, but he also has his serious moments. 

During the early part of the course he gained great credit to himself and 
the Dairy class by being asked to speak at the Dairy Meeting in Spring- 
field; he did a swell job at it. 

We feel sure Glenn has a bright future for himself, for his pleasing per- 
sonality will carry him to the success he so richly deserves. 





Fine Turf 

Placement: Monoosnock Country Club, Leominster, Mass. 

Horticulture Show. 1.2 

Leo, the only married man with the Turf group, enjoys his work very 
much. He took his placement back home and is seldom found in Amherst 
over the weekends. He is a very pleasant fellow who will go a long way be- 
cause of his pleasing personality. The very dry summer caused many a 
heartache in the Turf field, but the experience gained through such place- 
ment will make Leo a keen competitor in the field. 



Big Red' 



Placement: Adolph Bergenson, Worcester, Massachusetts 
Football, 1,2: Basketball, 1,2; Horticulture Show, 1,2; Vice President, 
Alpha Tau Gamma 

"Big Red" is an ex-sailor who can play quite a game at end in football, 
even if he can't catch a pass. He is also a basketball player ("Understudy 
of George Kaftan", says "Red") and sometimes even manages to get in a 
game for a minute or .two. 

"Red" consumes so much coffee during the week the Entomology de- 
partment is using him for a study of coffee worms. 


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Ornamental Horticulture 

Placement: Clark Nursery, Concord, Mass. 

Horticulture Show, 1,2 

"Pappy", the grand daddy of the horticulture class, who has exceptional 
wit, is always ready with an appropriate saying. "Poppa" is one of the 
married fellows in the class and has already started raising his family. He 
has an excellent ability to concentrate on any problem he tackles as well as 
having a pleasing personality. We all know that with his many assets, 
"Poppa" and his family will have much success in this world. 




Animal Husbandry 

Placement: Waveny Farm, Framingham, Mass. 

Animal Husbandry Club, 1,2; Little International, 2; Dairy Classic, 2 

"Pete" is an excellent student and a very good worker. 

You can never tell what "Pete" will say next, and his wit is appreciated 
by all. 

What about that black and green "Model A" that we all see buzzing 
around campus, one step ahead of the Campus Cop? Who was it? "Pete" 
might be able to tell us. 

"Pete" is undecided as yet, just what he will do after graduation, but 
we all wish him the best in whatever he undertakes. 

remarkable agricultural wakening." 







Placement: Manuel J. Barry, Wilmington, Massachusetts 

Poultry Club. 1,2; Shorthorn, 2, Secretary; Kappa Kappa, 1,2,; Dance 

Committee, 1,2 

All of the many friends that "Stan" has made during his days at Stock- 
bridge have found him a fellow well worth knowing. During placement, 
"Stan" joined the married set. Those who have met "Betts" readily 
agree that he is a fortunate man. With the possession of calm determina- 
tion and such a lovely wife, "Stan" is certain to make a success of that 
farm he plans to buy. 

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Animal Husbandry 

Placement: Rice Farms, Brookville, Ohio 

Animal Husbandry Club, 1,2; Little International, 2; Dairy Classic, 2 

John is one of the married veterans in the class. This year he purchased 
a home for himself in the form of a house trailer. Right away he put his 
schooling to work and constructed a very fancy entry way on the side of 
his house. John, upon completion of his training, hopes to buy a farm and 
work for himself. We wish him the most in the way of success. 





Dairy Manufactures 

Placement: A. R. Parker Co., East Bridgewater, Massachusetts 
Shorthorn Board, 2; Dairy Club, 1,2, Secretary 2; Kappa Kappa, 1,2, 
Treasurer 2; Dance Committee, 1,2; Winter Carnival, 2 

When it comes to enjoying ice cream there is only one person who's 
capable of putting away a couple of quarts while looking around for more, 
Dean C. Hooker. Elected to the Secretary's position at the University of 
Massachusetts Dairy Club, Dean has also proven himself a business man. 
His ability to get along with others plus the knowledge he acquired at 
Stockbridge and the Bryant and Stratton School of Business should be of 
assistance in gaining Dean all the success due him. 



Placement: Aitkens, Inc., River Road, Agawam 

Football, 1; Manager of basketball team, 1,2; Floriculture Club, 1,2; 

Horticulture Show, 1,2, 10' x 10' Student Display Second Year, co-winner 

of first prize for miniature class; Fashion Flower show, 1,2 

Everyone knows "Jack" for his unflinching participation in Stockbridge 
sports. He never played much after the first year, because of an injury re- 
ceived while playing football; he however did not back out of the picture, 
but remained as manager of the basketball team. 

We all know "Jack" for high scholastic ambitions and also his ambition 
to beat all comers in ping pong. 



"G. H.' 



Food Management 

Placement: Publick House, Sturbridge, Massachusetts 

PandociosClub 1,2; Horticulture Show 

"G. H." somehow managed to become O'Connor's senior petty officer 
even though he was a bos'n's mate, first class. Belhgerence, however, was 
not his byword; always cooperative and very dependable, one can rest 
assured that his future is secure. The assistant Romeo of the class, no one 
could possibly exceed Porky's superhuman efforts, "G. H." always has a 
a car full of girls and has been known to flirt in public. 



Vegetable Growing 

Placement: Robert Hunter, Sr., Lincoln, Mass. 

Shorthorn, 2; Horticulture Show, 2; Olericulture Club, 2 

"Bob" is another one of our better Vegetable Growers. We are sure that 
his stay in Amherst has furthered his acquaintance at his work. "Bob" 
aims to do real well after graduation as he has learned to be an expert at 
his conservative game. 

"Bob" is an artist at heart and we're going to miss his cartoons after 
June 5. We all wish "Bob" a nutshell of success as his harmonizing per- 
sonality will never be forgotten. 


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Placement: Halvorsen Tree Service. Pittsfield, Mass. 

Horticulture Show, 1,2; Winter Carnival, 2; Kappa Kappa; Arboriculture 

Club, 1,2 

One of the two non-vets in the class, "Bob" did a lot of work on his 
studies in class and in his spare time outside of class. An outstanding 
future freeman, "Bob" can gaze wistfully at a sapling and picture in al- 
most minute detail how it should shape up at maturity. With this type of 
effort and his ability to see a job through to the end, we know he will go a 
long way in his chosen field. 



Placement: Hixon Tree Co., Segreganset, Mass. 

Co-chairman Winter Carnival Ball; Horticulture Show, 1,2; Arboriculture 

Club, 1,2 

A good student with initiative and real interest for work, "Bob" was 
very active in student affairs during his senior year, and whenever you saw 
him he "had something on the fire. He neither drinks nor smokes so it can 
be said that he was a good influence on the rest of the class. His feats at 
ice skating will long astound the amateur skaters. Because he is a hard- 
working, dependable, honest fellow he will go a long way in the future. 

'Art and science, the two should be combined and always go 
'logether in agriculture." 1869 



Ornamental Horticulture 

Placement: Landscape Clinic. Dover, Mass. 

Dance Committee. 2; Poultry Club. 2; Horticulture Show, 1,2 

"Tut" comes from a small town on the border of Rhode Island and 
Massachusetts, the name of which is Rehoboth. "Tut" claims that this 
is a very old town and that parts of it are still very wild. 

"Tut" likes to keep active; therefore, you will always find him doing 
at least one of the following things: square dancing, roller skating, attend- 
ing a club meeting, heading for a movie, playing cards, and (once in awhile) 


Dairy Manufactures 

Placement: Smith and Fyfe, Worcester, Massachusetts 

Dairy Club, 1,2; Shorthorn, 2; Cross Country, 2; Ski Club, 2; Weight 

Lifting, 1,2; Kappa Kappa, 2 

Harry is one of the boys on the track team and he went out and did his 
best. Harry also has done considerable weight lifting in order to keep in 
shape. He is very serious when it comes to studying and keeps at a thing 
until he has it mastered. 

We all wish Harry plenty of success, and we feel that he will be able to 
go places in the dairy field. 



Placement: Nauset Poultry Farm, East Orleans, Mass. 
Alpha Tau Gamma, 1,2; Class Officer, 1,2, Vice-President; Dance Com- 
mittee, 1,2; Poultry Club, 1,2, Assistant Secretary, 2 

Ralph came to Stockbridge after working at the Cornell Poultry Experi- 
mental Farm. "Lover", as he is known by his classmates, is the livewire 
of the school when it comes to social affairs, but he still finds time for seri- 
ous study. Ralph showed his intense interest in poultry on placement 
while working at Mayo's Duck Farm. Leaving his women behind will be 
a heart-breaking task, but if we know "Lover", he will find many more 
falling to his charms. 



Placement: Wallicetown Farm, Westford, Massachusetts 

Poultry Club, 1,2, President 2; Shorthorn, 2; Dance Committee, 2; 

Kappa Kappa, 2 

"Bud", as he is familiarly kn&wn to his classmates, came from Town- 
send to learn the "ins and outs" of poultry raising. His two years at Stock- 
bridge have not been in vain. He devoted many hours to extra curricular 
activities, but managed to maintain a high standing in his scholastic work. 
We all feel that his natural all-around ability will carry him a long way 
toward success in his ambition to own a poultry farm. 



Animal Husbandry 

Placement: Red Rock Farm, Sterling Junction, Mass. 

Animal Husbandry Club, 2; Dance Committee, 1: Little International, 2; 

Dairy Classic, 2 

Stuart favors the Brown Swiss breed of cattle. He is a well-liked fellow 
among his classmates. Not much is heard from Stuart as compared to 
other fellows in the class, but at times he has some good jokes to tell. 

Stuart was one of the three Animal Husbandry students who took a 
week off from school and went to Chicago International Livestock Ex- 
position. When the boys returned, they had some interesting stories to 
tell of their trip. Stuart plans to combine the raising of beef with sheep. 





Dairy Manufactures 

Placement: Braley's Creamery, Inc., North Dartmouth, Mass. 

Dairy club, 1,2 

A familiar scene on campus is to see "Frosty", the guy who despises 
cold weather, walking around with his collar up around his ears and eating 
an ice cream cone, regardless of the temperature. 

Although usually serious in face "Frosty" will always be remembered 
by his classmates because of the many laughs he was responsible for. We 
know that "Frosty" will be successful in this world and wish the best of 
luck to a swell guy. 



Animal Husbandry 

Placement: Medfield State Hospital, Harding, Mass. 

Animal Husbandry Club. 1,2; Little International, 2; Dairy Classic, 2 

"Frank" was nicknamed "Snake" by an unknown classmate and the 
reason for it is also unknown. He likes the Hudson automobiles best, 
possibly because he owns a black Hudson coupe. He likes the tractor 
Maintenance Course best because it helps him keep his black Hudson in 
top running condition. 

"Frank's" ambition is to raise beef in the middle west. 

We all wish "Frank" the best of luck. 


RAYMOND D. JORDAN, Jr. Y-^ "Doug" 

Animal Husbandry 

Placement: Mount Hermon School, Mount Hermon. Mass. 

Animal Husbandry Club, 2; Collegian Reporter; Little International, 2; 

Dairy Classic, 2 

"Doug" is a reporter for the University Collegian. He is also in charge 
of publicity for the Animal Husbandry Club. He is a true reporter, for he 
loves to argue, but, unlike some reporters, he will admit it when he is wrong. 

You can count on "Doug" to carry out his ambitions, for he is an all- 
around good fellow and not afraid to do a little hard work. 

The very best of luck and success to you "Doug." 

"// is impossible (o say what should be the leading crop or 
Yop^ ' individual farmer " 1870 






Placement: Sestito Greenhouses, Cohasset, Massachusetts 

Floriculture Club, 1,2; Dance Committee, 1,2; Shorthorn Board, 2; Kappa 

Kappa, 1,2; Fashion Flower Show, 2; Horticulture Show, 1,2, 10' x 10' 

student display, second year, co-winner of first prize for miniature class; 

Intra-mural basketball, 1 

"Dick"' is a quiet fellow but gets along well with everyone. He is always 
ready and willing to help anyone and always finishes whatever he starts. 
He is aggressive and waits for no one when it comes to getting around. He 
is willing to tackle anything that no one else desires to do and usually 
comes out on top. We all wish him the best of luck in whatever he under- 
takes after graduation. 




Ornamental Horticulture 

Placement: Anderson's Nursery, West Springfield, Mass. 

Horticulture Show, 1,2 

Frank is our Holyoke representative in Horticulture. He may be late 
for class now and then, but he is never absent. He spends many weekends 
studying his favorite tree — the Elm. No ordinary Elm will do, it must be 
one that is over the Notch in Holyoke with a high iron fence around it. 

We all know that Frank will master any job he tackles in the future. 




Dairy Manufactures 

Placement: Retailers, Inc., Newton Lower Falls, Mass. 

Cross Country, 2; Dairy Club, 1,2; Animal Husbandry Club, 2 

What he lacks in stature he adds to in cheerfulness. "Charlie" is part 
of a "Mutt and Jeff" combination in only one sense. He too. as many of 
the other students at Stockbridge is planning on acquiring a partner to 
share in his future success. 




Placement: Laurel Hill Dairy, Rutland, Massachusetts 

Dairy Club, 1,2, President; Kappa Kappa, 2; Square Dance Club, 2 

Harold is another member of the Dairy Class who worked in the dairy 
business before coming to Stockbridge. His main interest at the present 
time is to enter the milk business, but he does manage to find time for 
many social activities. Harold will be helped by his dry humor and his 
easy way with people when he is ready to enter the dairy business. 





Animal Husbandry 

Placement: Kimball Ayrshire Dairy, Haverhill, Mass. 
Class Treasurer, 1,2; Shorthorn Board, 2; Dance Committee, 1,2; Glee 
Club. 1.2; Animal Husbandry Club, 1,2; 4-H Club, 1,2; Little Inter- 
national. 2; Dairy Classic. 2; Scrolls 

Being the only girl in the Animal Husbandry Class didn't bother "Glad- 
die"; in fact, we believe she thrived on it. Many a lively discussion arose 
from the fact that "Gladdie" was a sole believer in Ayrshires as being the 
only dairy breed. 

"Gladdie" is an exceptional student and is very active in 4-H club work 
at home and away. She already has a very good start on her own herd and 
has won many prizes with them at county fairs. 




Vegetable Growing 

Placement: Frank P. Kulesa. East Whately, Mass. 

Olericulture Club. 1,2 

John is really a swell guy, good looking and always seems to be in highest 
of spirits. Furthermore. John has one of the best looking Oldsmobiles on 
the campus. 

John was always one for doing his homework and showing fine class 

He hails from Whately where his father has a fine tobacco farm. 

With the solid foundation gained from his vegetable growing course, 
there is no doubt that John will become outstanding in his field. 





Food Management 

Placement: Whiteface Inn, Whiteface, New York 

Pandocios Club 1, 2; Secretary, Horticulture Show 1 

Known among the multitudes as "the instigator" - he conscientiously 
upsets each class he attends. Rather bohemian in his ways and manner- 
isms, we have, through exposure to them, and the inevitable passage of 
time, become quite accustomed to the perfumed flower which he fondly 
wears to class each day. "A scent", he says, "is immeasurably helpful in 
transcending the barriers that segregate one human from another." 
"Dick", I might say, is increasingly fond of his scents. He is as shrewd as 
they come, however, you have to get up pretty early in the morning to 
get ahead of him, he should go far. 



Placement: Prentiss D. Childs, Manomet, Massachusetts 

Poultry Club, 1,2; Kappa Kappa, 1,2 

"Don" is a quiet classmate whose friendly and cheerful personality is 
recognized by his fellow students. Although he is quiet and unassuming 
his class average is high. 

He has shown himself capable of being successful in the business world 
and so I am sure after he graduates his future plan to own and operate his 
own commercial egg farm will be realized. 

We wish him all the luck in the world and hope his plan will be realized 

M^MPgg— — . . - ., ..j.maiiuma.iaM.w- ;.:■ ■■ 

"The farmer should and must enter fully into the spirit of 
this wide awake, competitive driving age." 1870 




Animal Husbandry 

Placement: Harry K. Davis, Charlton Depot, Mass. 

Shorthorn Board, 2; Animal Husbandry Club, 1,2; Little International, 2; 

Ski Club, 1; Dairy Classic, 2; Chairman of Class Ring Committee 

Ah yes, quiet Herman. Herman is quite a fellow. Did anyone ever see 
him when he wasn't deep in thought? It is worth his while or he wouldn't 
be doing it. 

After the last class for the day, he can disappear faster than anyone we 
ever saw; but at eight the next morning he is back ready to think for 
another day. 

Herman plans to operate his own dairy farm after graduating, and we 
wish him success. 






Placement: Florene Farm, Adams, Massachusetts 

Poultry Club, 1,2 

"Gene" has mastered many things at Stockbridge and one of them is the 
ability to play ping pong, and he can hold his own with the best of them. 

All of his many friends that "Gene" has made during his days at Stock- 
bridge will long remember him for his statements made in our Farm Man- 
agement class. "Gene" has a definite goal in sight and now with his added 
responsibihty (a baby girl born before Christmas) he will surely succeed 
in whatever he enters into. 



Placement: Frank Edgar Co., Waverly, Massachusetts 

Floriculture Club, 1,2; Horticulture Show, 1,2; Alpha Tau Gamma, 1 

"Gerry" hails from the small town of Dracut. He seems to have found 
a home here in Amherst, for he goes home only on school holidays. "Ger- 
ry" is the show me type of guy, maybe it's because he served on the Mis- 
souri so long. All kidding aside he is a very industrious guy and all indica- 
tions lead to show that he will be successful. He is an ardent florist and at 
the present time is extremely interested in the pot plant field. We wish 
him all the luck in his post school endeavors. 





Animal Husbandry 

Placement: E. A. Wentworth, Amherst, Mass. 

Shorthorn Board, 2; Animal Husbandry Club, 2; Little International, 2; 

Dairy Classic, 2 

Francis, often called "Ike" for short, is a great Ayrshire enthusiast. 
"Ike" was always easy to find among a group of students by observing the 
student most soundly asleep. However, "Ike" worked during both years 
of Stockbridge at Wentworth's Farm. AVe are sure "Ike" will make a first 
rate man in the field of animal husbandry. 



Animal Husbandry 

Placement: Danvers State Hospital, Hathorne, Mass. 

Little International. 2; Dairy Classic. 2; Kappa Kappa 

George is one of the more quiet fellows in the Animal Husbandry class, 
but his presence is made known by his ability to pop up with the correct 
answers to questions asked in class. 

He is an active member of Kappa Kappa. 

George plans to go to Texas and work with dairy cows. We all wish George 
the best there is. 

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Placement: United Farmers' Cooperative, Boston, Mass. 

Track, 2; Cross Country, 1,2, Coach and Captain 2; Outing Club, 1,2; 

Dairy Club, 1.2; Kappa Kappa, 2; Ski Club, 1 

"Neither wind, rain, nor sleet nor snow" can keep "Lib" and his two- 
wheeled conveyance off the campus. 

"Len" has the ability to fathom out information and better yet, to 
store it some place back in his mind and when the occasion arrives, to 
assemble those details into rational ideas. 

We thought that in Animal Husbandry 89 there would be a love affair 
with "Lib" in the center, but "Lib" can't be bothered with the weaker 
sex in an institution of higher learning. 

A 4r 


Fine Turf 

Placement: Charles River Country Club, Newton, Mass. 

Hockey Team, 1; Glee Club, 1; Horticulture Show, 1,2; Kappa Kappa, 1 

John, the youngest in his course, holds his own pretty well. He took his 
placement near Boston and came back for his second year ready to go to 
work in turf for life. His dry sense of humor gives the boys at his Frater- 
nity house many a smile. The gang wishes you all the luck in the world, 


Vegetable Growing 

Placement: C. F. Jeness, South Natick, Mass. 

Glee Club, 1; Kappa Kappa, 1,2 

"Phil" is a native of Needham and can always be recognized by his 
interest and easy going manner. His ambition and eagerness to work are 
hard to match. 

His ambition in life is to make the most comfortable living possible with 
the running of his vegetable farm in time. 

He has quite a main interest in stock cars and we sometimes wonder how 
they would look running up and down his vegetable farm. 

' .Vn man nmi \h ht<; njr<; nnn mnvrs at a snails pace 

lo!,i e to win." 1870 





Ornamental Horticulture 

Placement: E. S. Webster Estate, Falmouth, Mass. 

Alpha Tau Gamma; Basketball, 1, 2, Captain; Horticulture Show, 1, 2 

"Don" is a boy from the wilds of Cape Cod whom just about everyone 
on campus knows both male and female. Of course, "Don" is more in- 
terested in the females — the boys don't call him "Don Juan" for nothing. 

"Don" was captain of our basketball team in his senior year and no one 
could have led the team with a more able hand. He is a member of ATG 
and is well liked by all. He hopes to become superintendent of an estate 
and we all wish him luck. 


Animal Husbandry 

Placement: Mainstone Farm, Wayland, Mass. 

Kappa Kappa; Animal Husbandry Club, 1,2 

If you ever walked across campus and passed a very quiet sort of chap, 
it could have been "Bob" Longden. "Bob" came here from Bristol Aggie 
School in the eastern part of our state. He is a great square dance en- 
thusiast and is quoted as an expert in the sport. He is undecided as to his 
line of endeavor after completing his schoohng but we are sure he will make 
good in the field of agriculture. 




Animal Husbandry 

Placement: Tuft's Farm, North Easton, Mass. 

Shorthorn Board; Animal Husbandry Club, 1,2; Little International, 2; 

Dairy Classic, 2 

"Bob" is a jolly good fellow. Being a Dairy Herd Improvement Tester 
before coming to Stockbridge, gave "Bob" a very good background for 
his study of Animal Husbandry. 

He is a "Milking Shorthorn" enthusiast and is always sticking up for 
the only other member of the class who believes in "Milking Shorthorns". 

With his good spirits and determination, "Bob" will go from school and 
get what he wants. 

He plans to work as a herdsman until enough capital for his own farm 
is raised. 




Ornamental Horticulture 

Placament: Bay State Nurseries, North Abington, Mass. 

Alpha Tau Gamma; Student Council, 1,2; Football, 1,2; Horticulture 

Show, 1,2 

The "Chaplin" is the boy who wakes up every morning at 6:30 without 
the aid of an alarm clock. Frank is a well liked kid with a lot on the ball. 
He wants to start a small landscape business in the near future. "Frank" 
was a msmber of the football squad, the Alpha Tau Gamma fraternity, 
the Student Council and participated in the annual horticulture show in 
the two years spent at Stockbridge, 






Fine Turf 

Placement: Weeburn Country Club, Darien, Connecticut 

Horticulture Show, 1,2 

After several years' experience in turf work, Paul came to Stockbridge. 
He had his placement in Connecticut and is looking forward to being a 
greenkeeper. Between his newly acquired technical knowledge and the 
experience behind him he is bo und to be a great success. 


Ornamental Horticulture 

Placement: Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass. 

Horticulture Show, 1,2 

Everyone knows the short, blonde-headed fellow who is always headed 
in the direction of the University stables. Paul is a great lover of horses 
and spends most of his spare time riding his favorite horses. Paul does 
have some time for the women and enjoys square dancing; in fact, he's 
quite swifty. He is undecided yet as to his future, but we are sure he will 
be successful in any profession he chooses because of his willingness to learn 
and to help out his fellow classmates. 



JOHN M. MAYO 'V^N "Jack" 

Animal Husbandry 

Placement: Tewksbury State Hospital, Tewksbury, Mass. 

Animal Husbandry Club, 1,2; Little International, 2; Dairy Classic, 2; 

Ski Club, 2 

"Jack" is a happy-go-lucky guy who is able to take all the obstacles 
that arise right in his stride. "Jack" is still undecided as to his future 
plans, but we know that if he keeps on working as hard as he has so far, 
he is sure to succeed in whatever he undertakes. 




Animal Husbandry 

Placement: Tewksbury State Hospital, Tewksbury, Mass. 

Little International, 2; Dairy Classic, 2; Hockey, 2; Animal Husbandry 

Club, 2 

"Mitch" is ready to give you a laugh anytime and it will never cost you 
a cent. His cheerfulness has brightened many a dull day for us all. 

"Mitch's" hobbies are hockey and of course his "Black Bomber." 

"Mitch" plans to do a little moie studying before he goes out on the 

Good luck to "Mitch" wherever you may go. 

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Placement: Stafford Conservatories, Stafford Springs, Conn. 

Floriculture Club, 2; Horticulture Show, 1,2 

"Jack" has a ready smile and a pleasing personality. He is very studious 
during the week but when the weekends roll around he heads home to 
Sturbridge, but most of his weekend is spent visiting in Southbridge. He 
is also well known for his frequent trips to his brothers in Northampton. 
Upon the completion of schooling, "Jack" hopes to enter into the com- 
mercial florist field. 


Vegetable Growing 

Placement: S. C. Howes, Reading, Mass. 

Horticulture Show 1,2; Olericulture Club, 2 

Congenial, fun loving, quiet when in class and on a date. 

"Art" with a sly wit and a broad smile reveals him at his best. Liked by 
all, girls included. 

After two years at Stockbridge, "Art" has made many friends who know 
him as a "regular fellow". 

"Art" comes from Wakefield but from tne latest news, may have a vege- 
table farm along the salts of Gloucester. Best of luck "Art". 




Animal Husbandry 

Placement: Worcester State Hospital, Worcester, Mass. 

Little International, 2; Dairy Classic, 2; Kappa Kappa 

Big-hearted "Ed" hails from Millbury. In his freshman year this Ani- 
mal Husbandry major was known for his crew cut and his senior year his 
blue jeep. This good-natured, studious fellow always has a joke ready for 
anyone, professors and classmates alike. "Eddie", we've often wondered 
why you and Dr. Smith kept using the pronouns "you" or "your" when 
talking about soft spots in the brain. 

"Eddie" plans to get a job and eventually own a place of his own, and 
with that little nurse from Worcester we know for sure that he will succeed. 


Dairy Manufactures 

Placement: General Ice Cream Corp., Springfield, Mass. 

Shorthorn Board, 2; Dairy Club, 1,2; Kappa Kappa 

The smiling Irishman from Springfield is "Wally", popular for his real 
enjoyment of a good laugh. When it comes to anything in the dairy field 
he will go to unlimited hours of study to gain the knowledge he so honestly 
desires. "Wally" has been a good sport in any affair he has been at, and 
stands out in his class as a young man that should do very well in the 
Dairy Industry. 



Vegetable Growing 

Placement: Richardson I. Whitmore, Sunderland, Mass. 

Horticulture Show, 2; Olericulture Club, 2 

"Gray" came to Stockbridge to better himself in the Vegetable Growing 
business. He surely has done just that, and his classmates have found him 
a leader in everything. "Gray" already owns his own farm in Leverett and 
will do well there soon. "Gray" loves to travel and explore as he goes. His 
4 years' naval career is proof of this. We all wish him the best of luck as 
his everlasting smile will always prove him a real businessman. 







Dairy Manufactures 

Placement: B. F. C. Cry(r^ellows Falls, Vermont 
President of Class, 1,2; Student Council, 1,2; Shorthorn Board, 2, Editor; 
Dance Committee, 1,2, Chairman; Dairy Club, 1,2, Member of Consti- 
tution Committee and Program Committee; Kappa Kappa, 1,2, Vice 
President 2; Secretary of Winter Carnival Committee, 2 

"Jerry" is one who, before tackling a problem, whether it is school work 
or one connected with his outside activities, carefully thinks out just what 
he is going to do and then makes plans to carry them out. It is not all 
work with "Jerry" because he likes a good time just as much as anyone. 

We feel sure that he will have no trouble getting ahead in the dairy field. 


Horticulture Show, 1,2 

"Ken" is a quiet sort of guy, with a very good sense of humor. He can 
be seen putting around campus in his Model A one minute before classtime; 
that is when he has it running. "Ken" is interested in designing and is one 
of the top designers in the Floriculture class, being very original. 

"Ken" is one of the famous Commonwealth Circle boys of '49, but now 
leads a more quiet life in a private home on North Pleasant Street. 

After graduation, "Ken" plans on leaving for New Jersey for a job as a 
designer. Good luck in the future, "Ken." 



Placement: Warren Poultry Farm, North Brookfield, Mass. 

Poultry Club, 1,2 

"Mac", as everybody calls him, had some of the top grades in the poultry 
class. "Mac" is a diligent worker and keen student who has definite plans 
in the future to own and operate a breeding farm. He has already started 
a small plant at home and is well on the way in the poultry breeding field. 
"Mac", who tends to be quiet and shy, changed in his second year to sur- 
prise his classmates with new wit and attentions directed to a certain 
young lady. 

praclicdl knowledge and practice to n. 






Animal Husbandry 

Placement: Twin Elm Farms, North Abin^ton, Mass. 

Student Council. 2; Shorthorn Board, 2; Dance Committee. 1.2: Animal 

Husbandry Club, 2; Little International, 2; Dairy Classic, 2; Kappa 


"Phil" is a studious, well-liked Jersey man who has a strange love for 
Ayrshires. His most prominent trait is his liking for clothes, and this liking 
shows in that he is so well dressed. 

This Animal Husbandry major is well liked by profs and classmates 
alike, and well deserving so, as he is studious and always willing to help 
a "buddy". Thus we're all sure "Phil" will succeed in whatever he under- 


Animal Husbandry 

Placement: Hazen Farm, North Hadley, Mass. 

Animal Husbandry Club, 1,2; Little International, 2; Dairy Classic, 2 

"Fred" is a very popular guy with all who know him. 

He works hard and is extremely fond of Holstein cows. He took his 
placement on a farm in back of the University. 

During the summer he got married and took up residence at his place- 
ment job. 

His future plans include a dairy farm with big black and white cows. 

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Food Management 

Placement: Wayside Inn, Chatham, Massachusetts 

Pandocios Club 1 and 2 

"Gerry's" cool and complacent bearing will advance him rapidly up the 
ladder, perhaps to the rescue of some hotel man in distress. A former yeo- 
man in the Navy, he often helps his classmates by typing their notes as 
well as taking notes in shorthand during lecture periods. One of Mr. 
Kranz's favorite sayings is "he's enough to drive anybody mad" or "be 
quiet, you big dummy". "Gerry" is the foundation of our class. You can 
see that we have not built our organization upon the sands, but upon rock - 
solid rock. 

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Ornamental Horticulture 

Placement: Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass. 
Kappa Kappa; Dance Committee, 1; Glee Club, 1; Horticulture Show, 1,2 
Charles, better known as "Sam", is a good-natured fellow. He is full of 
life and seems to be happy doing most anything. Most of all he enjoys 
playing cards with the boys from Buxton Manor, As a fraternity man, 
"Sam" was one of the most popular and could always be counted on to 
take part in helping to make the social events go over in a big way. Good 
luck, "Sam", keep up the good work and we know that you will be a great 
personahty in your chosen field. 




Placement: Joel T. Whittemore, Stoneham, Massachusetts 

Horticulture Show, 1.2 

"Ray" is well known by everyone associated with Floriculture. He is 
always willing to lend a helping hand when there is anything to be done. 

"Ray's" main ambition is to go into business with his father who is now 
foreman at Butler and Ulman's greenhouses. 

I am sure that with "Ray's" willingness to work and his ability to apply 
what he knows plus his father's experience there will someday be a great 
greenhouse business of Olson and Son. The best of luck in this venture, 



Placement: T. Day Poultry Farm, Pepperell, Mass. 

Poultry Club, 1,2; Football, 2; 4-H Club, 1 

"Jim" was a new member of our class this year, having taken his fresh- 
man year in 1947. 

"Jim" who is often known as "Danny" is rather modest about his sing- 
ing ability, but can readily show his talent with a little persuasion. 

He also has a remarkable personality which allows him to get along with 
anyone. With this personality we are sure he will make a great success in 
the future. 





Placement: Ives Greenhouses, Salem, Massachusetts 

Dance Committee, 1,2; Floriculture Club, 1,2; Horticulture Show, 1,2; 

Kappa Kappa, Secretary 2; Fashion Flower Show, Publicity Committee; 

Shorthorn Board, 2 

Smiling, funloving at any hour of the day from 7 a.m. to 7 the next morn- 
ing, was our boy "Bob". As Secretary of Kappa Kappa, he participated 
in many sports excelling in Inter-fraternity ping-pong, bowling, and base- 
ball. His smiling face was always sure to be seen except from Friday noon 
until Sunday night, when he took off in his '32 Essex and headed for Dan- 
vers and "Toppy". 

After graduation, "Bob" plans to go into the retail florist business in 
Danvers. We wish him the best of luck in the venture. 

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Placement: W. W. Thomson Co., West Hartford, Connecticut 
Floriculture Club, 1,2; Jazz Band, 2; Horticulture Show, 1,2; Fashion 
Flower Show, 2; Alpha Tau Gamma, Co-Social Chairman 2; Ski Club, 2; 
Played in band from Springfield for Freshman reception, 1,2 

Any time there is something wild going on about the campus, you can 
rely on "Ernie" being an instigator or an agitator; usually an agitator. 
When there's fun to be had, "Ernie" has the vitality of five men, but oh 
those days after. 

"Ernie" is a top designer which was proven in the '48 and '49 Horti- 
culture Shows, where he was co-winner of second and first prizes respective- 

"Ernie" also happens to be an excellent drummer, presently playing in 

Carmen Ravosa's band in Springfield. In the future he intends to be a 
retail florist and at the same time continue on with his music. 

d^tMOM — ; 

"The change in our agriculture in the past fifteen i/ears is 
encouraging." 1871 








Placement: Fowler's Poultry Farm, Manchester Depot, Vt. 

Poultry Club, 1,2, Treasurer 

"Charlie" is a genial, happy-go-lucky fellow, agreeable to anything that 
comes along. He has served ably and efficiently as Treasurer of the Poultry 
Science Club, during his stay here. 

"Charlie's" ambition is to own and operate his own poultry plant. We 
are sure he will be a success with the sense of good fellowship he displays. 

"Charlie" holds forth at the "Lincoln House" and is reputed to be a 
better than average chef. 




Fine Turf 

Placement: Pinebrook Country Club, Weston, Massachusetts 

Horticulture Show, 1,2; Kappa Kappa, 1,2 

Howard, a serious fellow who is getting all he can out of school, although 
living off campus, has the distinction of never being tardy. He has the 
ambition and knowledge to be a great credit to the school. 

Best of luck, Howard. 





Placement: D. H. Buttrick, Arlington, Massachusetts 

Dance Committee, 2; Glee Club, 1; Outing Club, 2; Ski Club, 1; Square 

Dance Club, 2; Dairy Club, 1,2 

A great lover of the fairer sex, "Roily" spends mucn of his time in Draper 
dining hall admiring the girls. "Roily" is active in many social affairs and 
very fond of music. 

After graduation from Stockbridge, "Roily" plans to own and operate 
a dairy plant. We wish him all the luck in the world and are sure he will 
be a success in the dairy business. 



Placement: Sierra National Forest, North Fork, California 

Forestry Club, 1,2 

"Pete", a well-groomed, clean, vet student, is liked by all. He pos- 
sesses an outstanding personality which has gained for him a great many 
friends, both on and off campus. "Pete" was seldom seen without a cigar 
protruding from his mouth and was the chief consumer of Ma Cole's 
cigars. He is a conscientious fellow and we feel that with his friendly ways 
and his go ahead ability he will be a success in his field. 



Fruit Growing 

Placement: Earle P. Phelon, Granville, Massachusetts 

Football, 1,2; Hockey, 1,2, Manager; Pomology Club, 1,2, Secretary 2; 

Horticulture Show, 1,2; Collegian Reporter, 1 

John is a fellow who always has a smile and a good word for everybody. 

He has an excellent scholastic record and has been active in Stockbridge 
activities. He was out for football for the two years, also is manager of the 
1950 Hockey team. John was in Pomology Club his first year and is secre- 
tary this year. At the Horticulture Show, he was in charge of the display 
committee. He is also a Collegian reporter. 

After John graduates, he plans to be a missionary for two years. After 
returning he plans to get married and take over his father's fruit farm. 




Fruit Growing 

Placement: Worcester State Hospital, Worcester, Massachusetts 

Pomology Club, 1,2; Basketball, 1 

George, a product of Taunton, Massachusetts, is a happy-go-lucky 
fellow and is very well liked by all who know him. His ease of meeting 
people and his gift of gab have won him a host of friends during his two 
years here at Stockbridge. George hopes to become an orchard manager 
in the future and we know that the same qualities that have brought him 
success here will contribute to his success in the future. 





Placement: Sierra National Forest. North Fork. California 

Football, 1,2; Forestry, 1,2; Alpha Tau Gamma 

George is an asset to the forestry class, a pleasure to know, and a friend 
who can be counted on to come through when the going gets tough. 

George is an ardent admirer of all women and most women admire 

His ability as a wingback was outstanding on the gridiron. 

Good luck, George! 



Placement: Sierra National Forest, California 

Forestry Club, 1.2 

This popular redhead has been known as "God's Gift to the Women of 
Weymouth." "Red" was always around when a helping hand was needed. 
He is sure to be a success with his friendly personality and aggressive 
qualities. Upon graduation "Red" hopes to practice forestry in the Lake 
Winnapesaukee area of New Hampshire. 

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Placement: Old Pickard Farm, Concord, Massachusetts 

University Committee on Student Life. 2; Student Council, 1,2, President 

2; Shorthorn Board, 2; Class Dance Committee, 2; Poultry Club, 1,2; 

Animal Husbandry Club, 2 

Everybody will remember "Bob" who was a leader in the class and active 
in the school's governing bodies. He was a member of the Student Coun- 
cil for two years, and in the second year officiated as President. Also in his 
second year he served on the University Committee on Student Life. 
"Bob" was a capable fellow on any task he undertook because of sincere 
and sound judgment. "Bob", with his friendly, sincere, and helpful man- 
ner was liked by everyone. His plans for the future are as yet undecided, 
but are bound to be successful. 


Fine Turf 

Placement: Wyantencuk Country Club, Great Barrington, Mass. 

Horticulture Show, 1,2 

Harry will never forget the Amherst cops and the tickets they gave him 
for parking. He is going to make his life's work greenkeeping. We all hope 
for the day when he pulls up in a new "caddy" and is allowed parking any- 
where due to his prestige. 


Animal Husbandry 

Placement: Cherry Hill Farm, North Beverly, Mass. 

Animal Husbandry, 1,2; Little International, 2; Kappa Kappa; Dairy 

Classic, 2 

"Bill" is an extremely hard working and very conscientious student. He 
is very thoughtful of everyone he comes in contact with. He is always will- 
ing to lend a helping hand to anyone. "Bill" is always very anxious to 
learn anything old or new, and he has made many an idle hour brighter for 
all his friends. 

With all these desirable traits we believe "Bill" will be a great success 
on that farm he wants up in Vermont. 




Placement: New Haven Water Co., North Branford, Connecticut 

Forestry Club, 1,2 

"Jack", the "hot sketch" of the Forestry class, is always good for a 
laugh. His humorous remarks are exceeded only by his pleasant person- 
ality. There is never a dull moment when "Jack" is with the crowd. A 
possesser of good judgment and a sincere forester, "Jack" hopes to be a 
forest manager on some New England watershed. 







Placement: Arnold Fisher Company. Woburn. Mass. 

Football. 1; Hockey. 1,2; Floriculture Club, 1,2; Horticulture Show, 1,2; 

Alpha Tau Gamma 

Who will ever forget "Al's" brilliant answer to Professor Anderson's 
question when he said, "The main difference between one and two-year 
old wood is that two year old wood is older." 

For two years, "Al" has played football on and off, and was also on the 
hockey team in iceless '49, but as yet has not received a letter. We are all 
looking forward to the occasion. 

"Al" is a rose grower, and on finishing school, plans to return to Arnold 
Fisher's Rose Growers in Woburn. 





Animal Husbandry 

Placement: McKinney Farm, Huntington, Mass. 

Hockey. 1.2; Animal Husbandry Club. 1.2; Little International, 2; Dairy 

Classic. 2 

"Robbie" was one of the sparks of the Animal Husbandry Class. Walk- 
ing between classes would have been an awful drudgery without his witty 

"Robbie" is very capable when he comes up against practical problems. 
He is gifted with the knowledge of auto mechanics and he had a lot of 
work keeping some of his classmates' cars in running order. 

We hope his desires come true but we know he will succeed in anything 
he undertakes. 




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Ornamental Horticulture 

Placement: R. O. Lowden. Needham. Mass. 

Kappa Kappa; Arboriculture Club. 1; Horticulture Show. 1,2 

"Dick" is a likable fellow who started in with the Arboriculture class 
last year and changed over to Ornamental Horticulture during the summer. 

He has big ideas about taking a trip to California and see the country 
when he finishes school. 

Skiing is the favorite sport with "Dick"; he also likes skating and base- 

One of the co-eds on campus has recently entered "Dick's" extra- 
curricular activities. \ / / " 

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Placement: Nauset Poultry Farm. East Orleans. Mass. 

Football. 1,2; Poultry Club, 1.2; Alpha Tau Gamma. House Manager 

"Charlie" is the lanky six-footer whose gridiron tactics always made us 
proud to have him on our team. His rare talent of knowing the proper 
time for mirth and the proper time for seriousness makes him a welcomed 
friend in any group. With seemingly effortless proficiency, "Charlie" has 
distinguished himself scholastically. athletically, and fraternally. He's 
worthy of the best in life, and that he receive it is our sincere wish. 






Placement: University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts 

Floriculture Club, 1; Horticulture Show, 1,2 

"Bud" is one of our Navy boys who got married during his school life 
here at Stockbridge. Also he has been blessed with a little one during the 
past year. 

"Bud" is very quiet, but ambitious and willing to help his friends out 
at any time. 

"Bud" took his placement in the school's greenhouses, with this ex- 
perience being added to his knowledge and willingness to help, I am sure 
he will succeed in the future. 


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Food Management 

Placement: The Ravine House, Randolph, New Hampshire 

Pandocios Club 1,2; Horticulture Show, 1 

"A. G." showed much initiative and resourcefulness when he first came 
to us, by trying to join a sorority — he almost made it too! "A.G." is our 
"baby" and, although we have tried to punish him occasionally, we 
have much affection for him — all nine of us. Whenever he is mad, how- 
ever, he goes straight to Mother O'Connor — which makes we remaining 
eight very jealous 'cause we treasure him so. 


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Ornamental Horticulture 

Placement: Stobbart Nursery, Franklin, Mass. 

Horticulture Show, 1,2 

We will all remember "Bill" for his drawing and mathematical skill 
plus his easygoing, joyful nature. May he long remember the trips to 
Northampton and other spots in search of entertainment; also, his pleasure- 
seeking pal, Harry Wells. 




Placement: Larson Poultry Farm, Billerica, Massachusetts 

Poultry Club, 1,2 

"Jim" as he is known to his many friends is a neat dresser and a married 
man who served in Uncle Sam's Navy, though you would never know it 
to look at him. 

He is a great little statistician when it comes to spending money, so 
"Jim" is trying hard to keep his wife convinced that she should continue 

His ambitions are to own a Buick, a farm, and have a retail business. 

Good luck to you "Jim." Hope your ambitions are realized. 




Placement; New Haven Water Co., North Branford, Conn. 

Football Team, 1,2; Forestry Club, 2 

"Jim" was the boy who loved to get his last minuteof sleep in the morning 
and usually got to class on time if he didn't get stopped by the local police 
on the commuter's speedway from Indian Orchard. He could be dis- 
tinguished any time by his hearty laugh and was inseparable from his 
big red truck. 




Ornamental Horticulture 

Placement; Stobbart Nursery, Franklin, Mass. 

Dance Committee, 2; Hockey, 2; Horticulture Show, 1,2; Kappa Kappa, 1,2 

"Bill" is one of the serious boys who spent a year in the army between 
his freshman and senior year. "Bill" is always maintaining how much he 
liked working for the government but was certainly glad to get back to 
Stockbridge. He is a conscientious fellow except when the ponds freeze 
over; then he is a strong member of the hockey team. 

"Bill" plans to start a nursery and landscape service of his own. We all 
wish him good luck and are sure he will succeed in whatever he attempts. 



Placement: Wenks Florists, Springfield, Massachusetts 

Floriculture Club, 1,2; Dance Committee, 1,2; Horticulture Show, 1,2, 

10' X 10' student display, 2 

A nicer sense of humor and good naturedness has yet to be seen. Beside 
her favorite subject of Agricultural Engineering, she has established an- 
other possible career in beating of the cigarette "moochers" with which 
her class abounds. 

The daughter of a dairy man taking Floriculture, we wish her luck in 
her new career of welding. 




Placement: H. A. Cook and Sons, Inc., Shrewsbury, Mass. 

Dance Committee, 1,2; Floriculture Club, 1,2; Horticulture Show, 1,2; 

Fashion Flower Show, 2; Kappa Kappa, 2, House Marshall 

"Tony" was known both in school and at Kappa Kappa as being the 
"wide awake" type of fella. (Especially in Prof. Hubbard's classes.) 

As house marshall of Kappa Kappa, "Tony" often had to lay down the 
law, but this was done in a humorous way. "Tony" was well known for 
his liking of carnations and would argue from dawn till dusk on their 
merits. On week ends "Tony" dropped everything and left for home and 
Anne. After finishing school "Tony" hopes to go into business for himself, 
and shortly thereafter get married. We all wish "Tony" success and happi- 
ness in these ventures. 

tic result will be (lijjerent upon 
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Animal Husbandry 

Placement: High Lawn Farm, Lee. Mass. 

Football, 1; Little International, 2 

Never a dull moment for Roy. He can mix a good time and all his school 
work and come out all the better for it. 

Roy is from the little town of Washington, that is situated up in the 
Berkshire hills. There is nothing like the Berkshires for Roy. 

He plans to go back to Washington and start his own dairy business as 
soon as he finishes school. 

As long as Roy can laugh and enjoy himself he will always get along 
great. The best of luck to you, Roy. 







Placement: Ernest M. Haynes, Wilbraham, Massachusetts 

Football, 1,2; Floriculture Club, 1,2; Horticulture Show, 1,2; Alpha Tau 

Gamma, 1,2, House Manager 

"Teddy" is a fella who takes quite a beating from just about everyone, 
but yet never gets angry. When you look in "Teddy's" room, you will 
probably see him having a sham battle with two or three fellas, but after 
a quick shower and a little work on the room everything is back to normal 
again. One thing everyone gets a kick out of is the mustache "Ted" has 
been trying to grow. 

"Teddy" was a backfield star on the football team for two years, and is 
a member of Alpha Tau Gamma. After graduation "Teddy" plans to go 
into the growing business, and we wish him all the luck in the world. 



Placement: Leo Small, Belchertown, Massachusetts 

Basketball, 1 

Melvin is that enterprising poultryman from neighboring Belchertown. 
His business acumen and long hours devoted to his broiler plant have 
robbed Stockbridge of his participation in many activities, and only a few 
of us have really gotten to know him for the good fellow that he is. We 
feel certain that his diligence coupled with his scholastic ability will go far 
toward Melvin's making a name for himself. 


\ "Smitty" 



Vegetable Growing 

Placement: Smith Farm, East Bridgewater 

Glee Club, 1; Horticulture Show, 1,2; Kappa Kappa, 1,2; Olericulture 

Club, 1,2 

"Smitty" is a vegetable grower who talks real sense. He is a hard worker 
by nature and is noted for getting things done as we all can testify. 

"Smitty" plans to own his own place real soon, and we are sure that it's 
going to be a success. We're bound never to forget that blonde haired guy 
with the keen initiative. Good luck, "Smitty." 







Placement: B. F. Lawrence Tree Expert Co., Inc., Amherst, Mass. 
Horticulture Show, 1,2; Alpha Tau Gamma; Arboriculture Club, 1,2, 
Vice President 

Clayton is one of the more refined type of Arborist and the life of the 
class. His hobby is sailing along the coast and so naturally he joined the 
Navy during the war. Even though he was a "Swabbie" he easily adapted 
himself to tree climbing and soon became one of the boys. We will long 
remember "Smitty's" humor and his outstanding ability as a public 
speaker. With his numerous attributes we all know that his success is 
already assured wherever he goes. 


Animal Husbandry 

Placement: Smith Farm, South Westport, Mass. 

Shorthorn Board, 2; Dance Committee, 2; Animal Husbandry Club, 1,2,; 

4-H Club, 1,2; Little International, 2; Judson FeIlowship,l,2; Student 

Christian Assn., 1,2; Intervarsity Bible Fellowship, 1,2 

"Dave" is a quiet, cheerful lad from South Westport. Every Sunday 
morning here on campus at 10:30 one finds "Dave" starting the week off 
right by attending the Baptist Church services. 

"Dave" took his placement back home on the farm and plans to return 
there after graduation. The class of S '50 says good luck to a swell fellow. 

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Dairy Manufactures 

Placement: LaSalles Ice Cream, Northampton, Mass. 

Dairy Club, 1,2 

Get "Fred" in the right mood and he's the most convivial fellow in the 
crowd. He's just the fellow to be with, and the only fellow who will get 
his D.D.L. (Doctor of Delightful Living) out of Stockbridge. "Fred's" 
secret ambition is to be a producer dealer of high-grade Ayrshire milk in 
Vermont. He showed his ability of getting a start in life by acquiring a 
wife and a home before graduating. Another of "Fred's" silent hobbies is 
discussing politics, he will take up the sword in defense of either party. 




Animal Husbandry 

Placement: Danvers State Hospital, Hathorne, Mass. 

Animal Husbandry Club, 1,2; Little International, 2; Kappa Kappa; 

Dairy Classic, 2; Ski Club, 1 

George has a smile that no one can ever forget, and the best thing about 
it is that he is never without it. 

George is a family man now. He and his family plan to own a dairy 
farm either in New York State or in Wisconsin. We are sorry to see the 
Smiths leave good old New England, but we wish them all the luck and 
success no matter where they may go. 






Animal Husbandry 

Placement: KetcheY\Farm, Belchertown, Mass. 

Animal Husbandry Club, 1,2; Little International, 2; Dairy Classic, 2 

"Ray" comes to us from the city of Lynn, but he plans to stay away 
from all cities after graduation. He wants to have his own dairy farm after 
getting a little more experience with Jerseys. He is also interested in Pen- 

"Ray" loves the bright side of life but he never forgets the serious side 
of life — he can even make that bright. "Ray" is a good conscientious 
worker and deserves whatever he may get. 

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Vegetable Growing 

Placement: Long Acres Farm, South Westport, Mass. 
Shorthorn Board, 2; Football, 1; Horticulture Show, 2; Alpha Tau Gam- 
ma, Secretary; Olericulture Club, 2;, Vice President 

"Bob" is quiet and liked by all. He has a pleasant disposition, about the 
best there is, and a finer fellow would be hard to find. 

"Bob" comes from a farm in South Westport and by all means should 
do very well in his success as a businessman. 

His main interest outside of being his most dreamed of farm, is of a cute 
tomato planted at Dean Junior College. 





Animal Husbandry 

Placement: University of Mass., Amherst, Mass. 

Animal Husbandry Club, 2; Little International, 2; Dairy Classic, 2; 

Community Chest, 2 

"Dick", with his big smile and happy family, will go far with his plans. 
They do not want a big farm nor a small one, but just a family-size farm. 

"Dick" is a hard worker. He works part time at the college farm when 
he is not in classes. 

He is quick-witted and he uses it to good judgment. 

We all wish you success with your future plans, "Dick." 




Placement: The Abbott Farm, Bellows Falls, Vermont 

Shorthorn Board, 1,2; Football, 1; Poultry Club, 1,2 

"Bill" has been a swell classmate, always good for a laugh in or out of 
class. "Bill" is a good guy to do your homework with, because he always 
is ready for an argument. 

We expect, someday, to see "Bill" and "Red" in business together be- 
cause they are always doing their work together, eating together, and ar- 
guing together. These two generally come up with a good question for 
the professor after their arguments. "Bill" graduated from Norfolk Coun- 
ty Agricultural School, and has good practical experience behind him, so 
we know that he will make good in ail that he undertakes. Good luck, 







Placement; Wilder Hall, University of Massachusetts 

Horticulture Show, 1,2; Arboriculture Club. 1,2 

"Bob" is one of the more intellectual and studious type of Arborist. 
An army veteran, "Bob" was previously inexperienced in Arboriculture 
when he started school, but by putting lots of effort into his work and with 
his outstanding ability he has kept up with the best. In the future you 
will see him operating under the title of "Stelle's Tree Service", Holyoke, 
Mass. We all know he will make good and wish him lots of luck. 


Animal Husbandry 

Placement; Gardner State Hospital, East Gardner, Mass. 

Football, 1,2; Baseball, 2; Animal Husbandry Club, 1,2, Treasurer, 2; 

Little International 2; Kappa Kappa; Dairy Classic, 2 

"Carl" is a very conscientious and an all around good student. He is 
very popular with all the fellows that he comes in contact with. 

"Carl" is very interested in all sports and is somewhat of an authority 
on sports events in the past. 



Fine Turf 

Placement: George Stumpf, East Hartford, Connecticut 

Shorthorn, 1,2; Dance Committee, 1,2; Kappa Kappa, 1,2 

George took his placement work at home on his own course. With his 
skill in golf and ability in turf work, we know he will be a great success. 

If you ever took a ride in George's car you couldn't help but notice his 
choice selection of ads for various mixtures he has placed over the wind- 
shield, on the visor. A great sport and a top fellow to chum with, "Georgie" 
we wish you the very best of everything. 




Placement; Sierra National Park, California 

Student Council, 1,2; Forestry Club, 1,2 - Treasurer 2 

"Swede", as he was known to his many friends on campus greets one 
and all with a hearty smile. His massive frame and broad shoulders 
might lead one to think Paul Bunyon had settled here in Amherst for a 
course in forestry. His Swedish song "Nickolina" will long be remembered 
by his classmates. Success is eminent for Ralph as a man with his abilities 
is sure to overcome all obstacles. 



Ornamental Horticulture 

Placement: Charles R. Fish Co., Auburn, Massachusetts 

Ski Club, 1,2; Horticulture Show, 1,2; Alpha Tau Gamma 

"Patience is a virtue." Virtuous "Bob", an avid ski enthusiast, has 
been patiently awaiting snow for the past two years. "Bob" has put much 
work into the Horticulture Show during his stay here and with his' active 
enthusiasm in any job which he tackles, we know it will go far in his line 
of work. You know it's really a pleasure to stop and speak with "Bob" for 
he has mastered the art of taking things in stride. With this ability he's 
really going places. He plans to go to South America when he gets his 
education completed. 


Food Management 

Placement: Wayside Inn, Chatham, Massachusetts 

Pandocios Club 1 and 2 - Horticulture Show, 1 

Congress is the place for John. His versatility of topics is amazing, as is 
the quality of his speech. When John talks, everybody listens, they have to 
— can't get a word in edgewise. When he stops you can save your breath, 
he is thinking and will begin again in a moment. A natural manager, an 
easy style, plus his excellent personality will certainly carry him to his 
goal. A wonderful wife and child are his pride and joy and believe me, he 
has pictures to prove it. 







Animal Husbandry 

Placement: Hillcrest Dairy Farm, Auburn, Mass. 

Animal Husbandry Club, 2; Kappa Kappa; Little International, 2; 

Classic, 2 

Paul is a rather quiet and sincere fellow. He is very conscientious al- 
though he's ready to join in on a good time. 

Paul's plans for the future are to own his own dairy farm which also in- 
cludes a certain cute little red head. We hope all his plans come true soon 
and that he will be as successful as he has been during the past two years. 



Dairy Manufactures 

Placement: General Ice Cream, New Haven, Connecticut 

Dairy Club, 1,2; Outing Club, 2; Class Ofificer - Secretary, 2 

George is a quiet fellow who does not say much but when he does he 
knows what he is talking about. He is always quick to inquire into any 
matter just to be positive he has it straight, for it is one of his admirable 

He should have no trouble making a place for himself in the dairy field 
and it should be only a matter of time before he has a good position. 








Ornamental Horticulture 

Placement: Norunbega Nursery, Inc.. Westfield, Mass. 

Horticulture Show, 1 

"Larry" came to us after a stay with Uncle Sam. His home town is 
Arlington but his pastel green coupe is often seen in Assonet. He has a 
great love for hunting and an equal knowledge of guns. 

We are sure that "Larry" with his ability to make friends with anyone 
whom he meets will win him fame and fortune someday. "Larry's" true 
love of the outdoors will also aid him in the field of Horticulture which he 
has chosen for his future occupation. 



Dairy Manufactures 

Placement: McCarthy Bros., Ice Cream Co., Whitmon, Mass. 

Dairy Club. 1; Alpha Tau Gamma 

"Eddie" is an easy-going fellow who has more musical talents than any- 
one in these parts. He has very little to say and spends most of his time 
at Alpha Tau Gamma House. Buying a milk route and staying in the 
money end of dairying is what our "Ed" plans to do. With his previous 
business experience and good common sense we are sure "Ed" will attain 


Animal Husbandry 

Placement: Vieira Farm, New Bedford, Mass. 

Dance Committee, 1,2; Animal Husbandry Club, 1,2; 4-H Club, 1,2; 

Little International, 2; Dairy Classic, 2; Weight Lifting 

"Work if you wish to succeed," is "Ernie's" motto. It is absolutely true. 
He is never still a moment; he has to be doing something. "Ernie" is a 
part-time instructor in the Engineering shop. He is the handiest man we 
have ever seen with the gas welder. He is always ready to fix something 
for one of us. 

"Ernie" plans someday to own and operate his own dairy enterprise. 
We all know he can make his farm into a top notch business. 






Placement: Steven's, The Florist, Plymouth, Massachusetts 
Horticulture Show, 1,2; Chairman; Kappa Kappa, 1,2, President; Flori- 
culture Club, 1,2, President; Winter Carnival, Chairman of Snow Sculp- 
ture Committee; Intramural Basketball, 1; Fashion Flower Show, Chair- 
man; Dance Committee, 1; Student Council, 2 

"Bill" always had a story, usually slightly exaggerated, for anyone who 
will listen; we all enjoyed "Bill's" stories. We will always remember "Bill" 
for his earnestness in tackling any job given to him — "Later." With his 
natural gift of blarney, "Bill" is sure to make good wherever he may go. 
As President of Kappa Kappa, he has done an outstanding job in helping 
the Fraternity to maintain its high standing on campus. 

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special farming." 

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Animal Husbandry 

Placement: Gibbet Hill Farm, Groton, Mass. 

Animal Husbandry Club, 1,2; Little International, 2; Dairy Classic, 2 

"Ray" likes to be tied down to a cow's tail but dislikes the tail wrapped 
around his neck. So therefore he is going to spend his life with Beef Cattle, 
not dairy. 

"Ray" is well-liked and has loads of fun in him. One can't help but like 
him or his smile either. Ask the women, for they will be glad to tell you. 

"Butcher" plans to start his own Beef Farm, either at home or away, 
after graduation. 

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Animal Husbandry 

Placement: White Farm, South Dartmouth, Mass. 

Animal Husbandry Club, 1,2; Little International, 2; Dairy Classic, 2 

John or "Senator" hails from New Bedford. He is married, but unfor- 
tunately his wife is not up here with him. John goes home every week to 
see his one and only. 

"Senator's" dry wit will never be forgotten. He has an answer for every- 
one at any time. 

John is yet undecided just what to do after graduation. 

We all wish you luck and success in whatever you do, "Senator." 






Placement: Hixon's Greenhouse, Worcester, Massachusetts 

Floriculture Club, 1,2; Horticulture Show, 1,2 

"Russ" was sure to be seen on the campus between Monday and Friday, 
but never on weekends. About Tuesday morning he would need a shave 
which would have to wait till Friday. "Russ" was a good student and 
everyone had a lot of respect for his opinions on a floriculture problem. 
He is also quite the gladiolus grower and could be seen making trips in his 
"Blue Beetle Delivery Sedan" ('32 Chevie) during the summer and around 
campus in the fall. We all will miss "Russ" and wish him lots of success in 
the future. 


Animal Husbandry 

Placement: Steel Farm, Pewaukee, Wisconsin 

Little International, 2; Dairy Classic, 2 

Handsome Bill with mischief gleaming in his eyes is one of the kindest 
and most popular fellows in Stockbridge. Bill with his big heart, like other 
Stockridge boys, will go way out of his way to help a classmate. 

With his kind heart, pleasing personality and willingness to work, the 
class of 1950 gives its best wishes to Bill as they are sure he will succeed in 
his ambition to make money. 

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and iiri camhiif ■■'"' •"■•''-' •'> harmonfj for the same grand 
result." 18(.' 






Fine Turf 

Placement: Rock Manor Country Club, Wilmington, Delaware 

Glee Club, 1,2; Horticulture Show, 1,2 

Paul came to Stockbridge from Delaware and has enjoyed every part of 
his course. He took his placement at home and expects to return there 
after graduation. His father is a greenkeeper and he expects to follow in 
his footsteps. 

"Delaware" spent his free time in Draper Hall looking over the women 
and consuming Java. He is a veteran of the United States Navy and en- 
joys telling sea stories very much. 

Best of luck, "Delaware." 





Placement: Ball, Inc., West Chicago, Illinois 

Student Council, 1,2; Community Chest, 2; Ski Club, 1; Alpha Tau Gam- 
ma, Co-Social Chairman 

When you walk into "Charlie's" room at Alpha Tau Gamma you would 
think you had stumbled into Fibber McGee's closet, but "Charlie" will 
tell you it's much easier to find anything you want close at hand this way. 

"Chuck" is a little guy, weighing only 220 lbs., and has the appetite of 
a hippopotamus. For two years he has been a regular lineman on the foot- 
ball squad. 

"Charlie" is a member of the Student Council and also a member of 
of Alpha Tau Gamma. When "Charlie" leaves, the school we will be los- 
ing a swell guy. 





Placement: Lawrence Swift, Attleboro, Massachusetts 

Poultry Club, 1,2; Horticulture Show, 2; Alpha Tau Gamma 

Ellis or "Ellie" as he is called by all who know him, is the youngest mem- 
ber of the class. Despite his few years, "Ellie" is a very good student and 
stands high scholastically. His favorite hobbies are listening to hill-billy 
music and wrestling. He is a walking encyclopedia on any type of sports 
and Vet. Science. After graduation he plans to assist his father in the op- 
eration of their poultry farm in Seekonk, Massachusetts. 




Placement: Poultry Dept., Mount Hope Farm, Williamstown, Mass. 
Dance Committee, 2; Poultry Club, 1,2; Horticulture Show, 2; Alpha Tau 
Gamma, 2 

"Sam", one of the Westcotts of which there were two in our class; Ellis 
and "Sam", never one with the other. "Sam" the early bird, had to wake 
Ellis up when they had 8 o'clock classes. "Sam" was quiet, sincere and 
studious. With these assets we know "Sam" will be successful in his future 
poultry work. When it came to square-dances "Sam" used to swing them 
off their feet in more ways than one. 





Food Management 

Placement: The Pines, Cotuit, Massachusetts 

Pandocios Club 1 and 2 - Horticulture Show, 1 

Worcester's gift to Amherst and to Stockbridge, "Don" is known as 
the "chef's delight". He is an expert when it comes to wine, women and 
foods. The "chef" is always most liberal with his advice, especially to Mr. 
Kranz, whom he fervently believes is loaded with dough. An honorable 
Cape-Codder during "the season", he relaxes at The Pines enjoying the 
cool sea breezes and the attention of the assembled waitresses. "No atten- 
tion, no salads," says "Don." 



Placement: Edmund C. Thibault, Spencer, Massachusetts 
Kappa Kappa - Social Chairman; Dance Committee, 2; Poultry Club, 1,2 
George will be remembered because of his youthful appearance. When 
he first came to Stockbridge, he looked more like a freshman entering high 
school. George will not only be remembered for nis youthful appearance, 
but his quiet and sincere manner. He was a tireless worker at any activity 
in which he participated. As social chairman of Kappa Kappa, he helped 
to make every event of the house a successful and highly enjoyable affair. 
Without a doubt, in the future George will be successful and attain the 
highest goal possible in the poultry field. 







Placement: Ira F. Wickes, Suffern, New York 

Glee Club, 2; Horticulture Show, 1,2; Arboriculture Club, 1,2 

"Skip" has been a tree surgeon from way back, but his real attributes 
lay in the fields of pursuit and praying for some of that flaky, white stuff to 
fall. I can imagine that "Skip" has been pursued and is pursuing some 
rather nice co-eds. He has managed to go skiing under all conditions, on 
highways, slopes, and mountains. We wish him much success and may he 
be a credit to his chosen field. 



Placement: Vernon Underwood, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts 

"Willie", at 27, is the "old man" of the poultry class. He is a quiet, 
reserved family man. A good student, "Will" is friendly and well-liked 
by all who know him. His sense of humor and easy-going manner give the 
illusion of youth, rather than that of a married man with two sons. With 
his intelligence, ambition, and with a family to work for, "Will", we feel 
certain, will be a success in his chosen field. 

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_ is true now as ever, that there is much increase in the 
strength of the ox.' 1869 



Animal Husbandry 

Placement: Williams Bros. Farm, Sunderland, Mass. 

Basketball, 1; Little International, 2; Dairy Classic, 2 

Gordon is a man who believes in dairing and pen stabling. What's more, 
not only does he believe in them, but he has them both on his home farm. 

"Flash" plans to go in with his brothers to form the partnership of 
"Williams Bros." 

Stick with it Gordon, for we feel you'll come out on top. 




Placement: Frost &. Higgins, Arlington 

Horticultural Show, 1,2; Arboriculture Club, 1,2, President 

George, an army veteran, is a very personable young man with high 
ideals in the field of Arboriculture. If you don't know him personally you 
surely know his gray "41" Chevrolet with black fenders, outfitted with 
wolf whistle, doorbell, and dragging muffler. We will long remember his 
ability to memorize his tests. A better than average tree man, nothing 
could stop him from being the outstanding invited or uninvited guest at 
various weekly affairs. We, your classmates, have no doubts of your future 
success and extend to you our wishes of good luck. 



Animal Husbandry 

Placement: Lyman School for Boys, Westboro, Mass. 
Animal Husbandry Club, 1,2; Dairy Club, 1; Glee Club, 1; Little Inter- 
national, 2; Dairy Classic, 2 

There aren't many of "Woody's" profs or classmates who haven't 
heard that famous, "When I was younger" at one time or another. "Wood- 
y's" experiences have been a definite help to the class during his two years 
with us. He hopes to get a feed store job or an institutional herdsman's 
job. We are sure he will be a valuable man to his employer and be a big 


V"^ "Red' 



Placement: Eastleigh Farms, Framingham, Massachusetts 

Shorthorn Board, 2, Assistant Editor; Football, 1; Poultry Club, 1,2; 

Alpha Tau Gamma 

"Red" attended Norfolk County Agricultural School for four years. 
After graduation spent two years in the Navy and upon discharge, enrolled 
for the two-year course in Poultry at Stockbridge. You can see and recog- 
nize "Red" at a considerable distance because of his fiery red hair; for an 
argument, "Red's" right there. He and Bill Stauffer are always seen to- 
gether — (arguing). They are close friends. They'd have to be to go to 
school together for 6 years. 

"Red's" future plans are to acquire practical poultry experience on a 
pedigree poultry farm; later to buy and operate his own breeding farm in 
New Hampshire. 




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Placement: General Ice Cream Corporation, Worcester, Mass. 

Dairy Club, 2; Shorthorn Board, 2 

"Mike" is a happy-go-lucky fellow who is always ready to share in a 
little fun. He is often seen buzzing around campus in his gray Studebaker 
which gives "Mike" a lot of fun as well as transportation. Along with his 
car, interests, and good jokes, "Mike" finds time to keep his studies under 
control and is always willing to do his part when there is work to be done. 

To "Mike", a swell guy, we wish the best of luck. 






Placement: Public Works Dept., Needham, Massachusetts 

Horticulture, 1,2; Arboriculture Club, 1,2 

"A man of few words will always be heard." 

Although "Bob" is quiet, contemplation governs his speech. Conscien- 
tiousness, dependability, and thoroughness of work are attributes which 
can easily be accepted by him. Because he is the oldest married veteran 
in the Arboriculture Class, "Bob's" experience adds maturity and stable- 
ness to the class. In reahty "Bob" hails from Ohio, but he has readily 
become accustomed to this New England atmosphere. 

After graduation, "Bob" will be a tree warden for the town of Needham. 

As of the Class of '50 

Alger, Loring S. 

Anderson, Robert G. 

Baker, Harold R. 

Barnett, Robeft'H. 

Barron, Elmer W., Jr. 

Bateman, Richard C. 
t Bond, Robert D. 
\ Borysewick, Wallace J. 
"^Braginton, John D.— M'' 

Bryant, Roger P. '^'^^ 

Camann, Herbert A. 

Cassidy, Richard B. 

Chapin, Milton W. 

Charles, Donald W. 

Chase, Donald F. 

Cobb, Preble 

Copeland, John R. 

CriUendon, Richard 

Davis, Barbara A. 

Dawson, William S. 


DeWolf, Donald J. 

Doherty, George F. 

Dolloff, Wallace W. 

Fay, Donald M. 

Feddema, Leonard W. 

Fitzgibbons, Raymond J 

Frost, Walter E. 
( Fuller, James M. 
H Fuller, Robert C. 
VGelatt, Mark F. 
-Xielinas, Allen B. \ji 

Giardina, Anthony 

Grimard, Ernest 

Hanagan, John J. 

Hanks, Harold S., Jr. 

Jacobs, Perry W. 

Jacques, Allen L. 

Kenney, Paul L. 

Kenyon, Norman C. 

Lagerstrom, George W. 

'Lauder, Robert F. - c^^--,^^- 

Libby, John E. (/ 

Lilly, David 

Lowd, Frederick E. 

Mahoney, Richard H. 

Mascaro, Joseph J. 

Mello, David P. 

Moore, Stanley C. 

Onishuk, Martin W. 

Prova, Ferdinando 

Rattigan, William G. 

Recos, Gabriel F. 

Sawicki, Charles K. 
\ Soper, Ronald T. 
, \Tassinari, Vincent J., Jr. / 
VThomas, William R.— T^^ 
-^ells, Harry W. ^ " 

Wendolowski, Bernard S. 

West, David E. 

White, Donald W. 

White, Walter D. 


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\st row left to right: C. Rogers, A. Jacques, R. Hendrickson, Capt. R. Ferestein, J. Handrahan, C. 

Drake, R. Lauder 
2nd row .same order: C. Wenk, F. Bangs, P. Kivikoski, W. Cox, R. Bishop, J. Stewart, G. Desmond, 

V. Powell 
3rd row sciwe order: J. St. Amand, H. Doody, H. Tanner, L. Kakitis, R. White. C. Mason, G. Priest 
4th row some order: F. Ryder, J. Hansen, W. Murdy, C. Stockbridge, R. Trenholm, J. Cande, Coach 




Stockbridge 13 
Stockbridge 6 

Monson Academy 13 
Nichols Junior College 
Wentworth Institute 
Vermont Academy 7 
AIC Freshmen 13 
Collegiate Prep 28 


/^OACH Kosakowski started practice a week before school opened. The freshmen 
^ turned out in grand style with a total of forty-five. 

Stockbridge opened well against Monson Academy, a team that was well coached 
and studded with stars. During the game, however, Bob Grant, our 190-pound 
tackle, was injured and lost for the season, as was a promising triple-threat back, 
John Malonski. The Aggies caught fire and with the score at 13 all, were on the verge 
of another score when the game ended. 

The first two periods of the Nichols Junior College were hard fought, but then 
total injuries started to take their toll. First came the quarterback, Dick Hanson, 
with a hand injury; next. Hank Doody, with a head injury; Byron Clough, the sub- 
stitute for Doody soon had to retire with a similar injury; and shortly after these 
injuries Nichols scored its first touchdown. Added to the list came Pete Mason, 
who was kicked in the face, and with Allen Jacques, who was knocked unconscious. 


With the ranks incomplete and players shifted around in positions, defeat was in 
evitable. In spite of misfortune, however, the Blue and White held Nichols to its 
lowest score of the season. 

For the second year in a row Wentworth Institute and Stockbridge played to a 
scoreless tie. The Wentworth team started off with several long gains only to be 
stopped by good defensive play backed up by Jacques, Ryder and Trenholm. The 
Stockbridge team again caught fire in the final minutes of play with a sixty-yard 
dash against time, and the game ended on the two-yard line. 

Next on the schedule came a strong Vermont Academy team and a perfect foot- 
ball day. The Blue and White team, now composed of mostly freshmen, played the 
best game of the season before the largest crowd ever to attend a Stockbridge game. 
The Vermont team scored early in the second period. Stockbridge received the 
kick and countered with steady gains up to the Vermont ten-yard line, where the 
team stopped. Stockbridge then proceeded down the field again, this time to be 
stopped on the one-foot line at the end of the half. The second half started with 
hard fought line play, and a desperate drive which ended in a score; but the point 
after was missed, and the game ended with the score Vermont 7, Stockbridge 6. 
The ends played a perfect defensive game, and the credit for their inspiring play 
belongs to Red Hendrickson and Charles Rogers. A Stockbridge Home-coming Day 
is planned in 1951 on the day we play the Vermont team. 

Next came the AIC freshmen, who were highly favored on past performance by 
being undefeated and having beaten a strong U. of M. freshmen team. Defensively 
Stockbridge was tops, but a lack of a scoring punch, which had hindered the team 
all season, was to take its toll again. 

The final game with Collegiate School was against the finest coached team of its 
class ever to be on Stockbridge schedule. With an equal number of freshmen and 
seniors in the lineup, the Aggies fought with all the spirit and strength they had, 
only to go down in defeat. Although tired and over-worked, the players, with spirit 
undimmed, turned in a great game of football. 

On any squad there are always a few members whose exceptional talent makes 
the game worth playing and leaves each teammate with pleasant memories. Those 
especially deserving of praise on the 1949 team include the following: Red Drake, a 
local boy who came back for a third year and aided the team greatly with his ability 
and experience; Captain Bob Ferestien, of Foxboro, who demonstrated a whole 
hearted love for the game of football; Henry Doody and George Priest (you can't 
mention one without the other), who were inseparable. George, a fleet-footed back 
that could block and run with the best, and Henry were two ready, willing and able 
football players whose lively wit made the team trips enjoyable. Allen Jacques, of 
North Adams, the mainstay of the Stockbridge forward line, was the answer to a 
coach's prayer. Red Hendrickson developed into a fine defensive end, and Charles 
Rogers, also an end, had real grace and sticky fingers. 

Next year the team is scheduled to practice under the lights, and this should 
solve the problem of getting in regular team practice sessions. Carry on freshmen. 

Front row: R. White; J. Deary; Capt. D. Long; C. Drake; F. Ryder 

Back row: Coach Kosakowski; H. McGrath; W. Buzzee; R. Henrickson; J. O'Niel; P. Hall; J. Houston 


npHE Stockbridge basketball team was decidedly stronger this year, having sev- 
eral of last year's veterans returning and being bolstered by some good players 
from the freshman class. The team showed its improvement over last year's squad 
by racking up a season's record of 14 wins and 5 losses. 

The season started off against Western Massachusetts School of Pharmacy at the 
cage. Stockbridge was the aggressor all the way, winning the game by a score of 
54 to 45. White and McGrath, two new boys, led the scoring with 12 and 13 points 
respectively. On the whole the team played well with good floor work and control 
of the backboard. Next on the list was another home game with Holyoke Junior 
College. This was a dull game and the team coasted to a victory, winning by a 
by a score of 62 to 34. 

The game of all games was next, against the University of Massachusetts 
freshmen. If there was ever a game we wanted to win, it was this one. We did, but 
it took an overtime period to do it, after coming from behind all the way to tie it 
up 40 all. In the over-time period the Aggies went ahead, scoring 11 points to 
points for the freshman. The final score was 51 to 40. After three victories on the 
home court, the squad journeyed to Ashburnham to play Gushing Academy, where 
it suffered its first loss. The Gushing star-studded team was. too much for our ag- 
gregation. The next day the Westfield Teachers' GoUege team came to Amherst and 
engaged in a close contest that ended with a basket scored by Westfield in the last 
30 seconds to win the game 59 to 58, for the first loss on the home court. 


A new team added to the schedule was Marlboro College. This first game with 
them was good with some fine play by Long and McGrath who both scored 15 
points each. 

The next team on the schedule was Monson Academy, the team that seemed to 
be a thorn in the side of Stockbridge. They took their toll again, whipping our team 
57 to 44. 

A bound and determined Stockbridge team took the floor against Vermont Aca- 
demy bent on stopping its sporadic losses; and this added spirit and determination 
gave that extra something to the passing and fast-breaking play which proved its 
worth. The game ended with the score 67 for Stockbridge, 48 for Vermont. 

Stockbridge's next opponent, Suffield, was the best team that the Blue and White 
were to play during the year. Their fine record proved it. This game was filled with 
fine ball handling and accurate shots. White and Long were the stars for us, both 
our guards doing the majority of the scoring. The game ended 70 to 60 in favor of 

Again Westfield Teachers' College defeated us 54 to 38 on our own home court. 

Things were looking bright again with the team on a new winning streak. Our 
next victory was against the Marlboro College team. We won by a 9 point margin, 
and the game ended with the score 59 to 50. Britton, a boy from Marlboro, was the 
high scorer with 25 points. This was the highest game score made by any player 
this year. 

Stockbridge was on its way, not losing another game on the schedule. Holyoke 
Junior College went down to defeat by a score of 61 to 45. Vermont was next on 
the list and was set down 55 to 46. We finally avenged our loss to Monson Academy 
by a 45 to 42 win. Captain Long lead the team with 19 points to his credit. This 
was his best day of the season. 

We took our toll on Western Massachusetts School of Pharmacy again by a score 
of 67 to 56. With the season coming to an end, the Aggies now confidently took the 
Mount Hermon team on and won by 3 points. This victory of 37 to 34 against the 
strong Mount Hermon team brought to an end a successful season. 

All the credit goes to good coaching and fine play by Joe Deary, Red Drake, 
Buzzee, and able substitute, Ryder, McGrath, Hendrickson, Captain Long, White 
and the most underrated man on the team, left guard O'Neil, a real fine player. 


1st row left to right: L. Cummings, B. Clough, Capt. W. Thomas, R. Gregory, J. Handrahan 

2nd row same order: F. Mitchell, M. Wright, G. Sullivan, F. Galvin, R. Bryant 

3rd row same order: K. Mosher, D. Woodbury, C. Cummings, J. Hansen, Coach Kosakowski 

1949 - 1950 HOCKEY 

Stockbridge 5 

Stockbridge 2 

Stockbridge 2 

Stockbridge 2 

Stockbridge 2 

Williston Academy 1 
Mount Hermon School 
Deerfield Academy 3 
Amherst College 3 
Vermont Academy 4 

'T'HE Stockbridge hockey team resumed play this year, after being idle last year 
due to the lack of ice. Although still handicapped by a lack of ice and practice, 
they started the season off with a 5 to 1 victory over Williston Academy. This 
game was played during a heavy snow storm and on poor ice. The scoring was done 
by Frank Wright of Arlington, who pulled the hat trick with three goals. Frank's 
goals were acquired by some nice passing and his own fine stick handling. The two 
Cummings brothers accounted for the other two goals plus an assist. Red Sullivan 
also had an assist. 

The next contest was against the highly-favored Mount Hermon squad, which 
had earlier in the season won the Hamilton College tourney at Clinton, New York. 
The game was close and was tied up for two periods 1 to 1. The final goal came mid- 
way in the third period. Red Sullivan scored both goals — one on a solo and the 
other assisted by Mitchell. Bob Thomas turned in a fine game at defense. Bob was 
moved back to defense from a center position 
after receiving an injury to his foot. As 
usual, Byron Clough held his own in the nets. 

The heartbreaking game of the season was 
played with Deerfield Academy. Both teams 
battled toe to toe, one scoring after the other. 
With the score 2 to 2 in the last 8 seconds of 
play, a Deerfield wing took a long shot from 
just in front of the blue line that skimmed the 
post and landed in the net. 

Stockbridge's next foe was Amherst Col- 
lege, at the Springfield Coliseum. The Am- 
herst team scored first and Stockbridge just 
never did catch up. 

The Aggies' final game was against a strong 
Vermont sextet. The game was played in a 
driving snow storm with four periods instead 
of the usual three. The Vermont team was 
never behind ; scoring their 4 goals in the first 
two periods. Stockbridge tallied their 2 goals 
in the last period. 


left to right: C. Kearney, L. Libbey, H. Johnson, C. Gill 


A FTER a lapse of several years, cross country staged a come-back to Stockbridge 
in the Fall of 1949. Although hampered by a lack of material, the harriers did 
quite well in their only meet — a triangular meet with Mount Hermon, Monson 
Academy, and the University Jay-Vees. Cross country scoring is so arranged that 
at least five men must finish the race for each team ; only three men ran for Stock- 
bridge so they were not eligible in the scoring. The three men who ran in this race 
were Charles A. Kearney, Harry C. Johnson, and Leonard Libbey. Coach Stephen 
R. Kosakowski awarded these participants letters for their efforts. Clyde S. Gill, 
a dairy major, should prove to be the nucleus of next year's team as the other mem- 
bers are graduating. Cross country is one sport where everybody gets into action — 
there is no "bench warming." A good runner can make a name for himself and for 
the school for which he runs. It is hoped that enough students will be interested 
next year so that a regular full-size team can be formed. A minimum of five stu- 
dents is needed, although it is hoped that even more will try out for the team. 








left to right: E. Allen, C. Drake, A. Nix, K. Kirk 

TN 1946 a one-year major in Arboriculture was approved by the Stockbridge Ad- 
visory Committee for outstanding graduates of the Ornamental Horticulture 
major. This enabled these graduates to return to The Stockbridge School for an 
additional year of training in a field very closely allied to that of horticulture. Dur- 
ing the past fifty years the field of arboriculture has progressed from a status of 
skilled labor to one where it enjoys professional standing. The students in the 
arboriculture major, like the other students in the Stockbridge School, are trained 
in all phases of the field work. 

"Charlie," a local boy, is well known for his athletic abilities. "Ken" comes to us 
via the Norfolk Agricultural School and is known to be the chauffeur of the little 
green truck always seen bouncing around, dodging the campus cops. "Al" Nix 
came to us from Framingham and hopes to have sufificient background to succeed in 
either Horticulture or Arboriculture. Ellis Allen is back with us for further study 
in Horticulture, not completely lost from the other three, for his first two years 
here were spent as an Arborist. Keep *em climbing, and the best of luck, fellows. 


1st row left to right: 
2nd row same order: 
3rd row same order: 
4th row same order: 
5th row same order: 

R. Spear, R. Warnock, J. Burt, J. Cande, G. Kimball, F. LaValle, H. Langevin, J. Duarte 
F. Jolin, F. Bangs, E. Morgan, G. Lawler, R. Longdon, E. Gast, G. Williams 
P. Hill, R. Jordan, J. Stockbridge, G. Smith, P. Nash, M. Frost, P. Thayer 
J. Chambers, W. Watson, R. Loomis, F. Nilges, W. Reed, G. Robinson, D. Smith 
F. Mitchell, E. Vieira, J. Mayo, E. Creighton, N. Beach, A. Wood, J. Homich, R. Sim- 
mons, H. Charles, S. Johnson, R. Conway 


1st row left to right: I. Wickes, G. Wilson, C. Smith, R. Jackson 
2nd row same order: R. Stelle, R. Huntley, A. Donahue, R. Yokes 


"The irrnfher has much fn fio n'ifh rrops and their perfection, 
11 and h. 


Is; TOW left to right: R. Grant, H. Peatfield, J. Linnehan, P. Weldon, P. Makliney 
2nd row same order: J. Bidwell, L. Haverty, G. Stumpf, D. Graham 


Is/ row left to right: R. LaBonte, N. Allen, D. Whalen, Prof. Kranz 

2nd row same order: A. Rossner, G. O'Connor, J. Braginton, G. Howe, J., Tanner 

^ejirsi thtng iri experlmeniing Ihai is essenlial, is Ihal Ihe experimenter shall 


Is^ raiu /e// to right: R. Joseph, K. McCoUester, A. Bruneau, W. Walsh. S. Simeone, J. Barry, J. Clark 

2nd row same order: J. Houston, R. Dewey, C. Deame, R. Fahey, N. Ganley, J. LaRoche 

3rd row same order: C. Wenk, R. Olson, R. Osgood, J. Moodie 

Absent: T. Siolc, R. Henrickson, E. Page, A. Richardson, R. Watson, W. Ash, F. Rogers 






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\st row left to right: K. Bennett, M. Hansen, G. Poirier 
2nd row same order: J. Phelan, C. Haeseler 

have a perfectly clear, disfinct and d^'finiio idea of what !"■ 'i>"r>ty to karn." 1874 


1st row left to right: 
2nd row same order: 
3rd row same order: 
4//i row same order: 
5th row same order: 

G. Thomas, R. Ferestien, R. Bryant, J. Deary, T Johnson, R- P/rry, 
R Lauder C. Kearney, G. Harvey, E. Valentine, W. Thomas, M. Wrabel 
D Hooker, H. Johnson, L. Libbey, H. Keith, W. Moymhan 
L. CoUis. J. McCarthy, Prof. H. G. Lindquist 
Prof. E. Finnegan, Dr. D. Hankmson 


Is; row left to right: L. Bonitto, A. Chase, W. Ruminas, F. Mackiewicz,F. Judge, R. Robmson 

2nd row same order: W. Scott, J. Downing, R. Coggeshall, L. Damour, F. Heyliger 

3rd row same order: R. Fuller, A. Gelinas, L. Toomey, C. O'Halloran, A. Johnson 

4th row same order: D. Long, R. Szereyko, P. Maynard 


Isf row left to right: G. Gibavic, G. Fellows, b. Johnson, J. Handrahan, W. Stauffer 

2nd row same order: B. Brown, C. Rogers. G. Whiton, J. Allen, R. Rafferty, R. Guild, W. Worsman 

37-rf row same order: S. Westcott, C. Parmelee, H. Gold, J. Rush, D. Lambert, S. Holhs 

4th row same order: W. McKinstry, E. Westcott, R. Johnson, E. Lapine, J. O'Neil 


1st row left to right: P. Livingston, J. Kulesa, C. Smith, G. Mundell 
2nd row same order: R. Hunter, R. Smith, A. Morgan 



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^st row left to right: H. Proctor, H. Doody, R. Swedberg, A. Jacques, G. Priest 

2nd row same order: W. Dale, K. Peterson, E. Dziza, E. Gorski, J. Reynolds, J. St. Amand 

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Left to right: Pres. Jerry McCarthy, Treas. Gladys Kimball, V. Pres. Ralph Johnson, Sec. George Thomas 


TT hardly seems possible that just twenty short months ago, on October 4, 1948, 
the 1950 class of The Stockbridge School of Agriculture registered in Memorial 
Hall, thus beginning a venture into the halls of learning to be long remembered. For 
a couple of weeks, immediately following the opening of the first semester, be- 
wildered freshmen sought their correct classrooms, seats in Convocation, books at 
the bookstore, meals at Draper; and some poor souls even had to look for a place 
to sleep in Memorial Hall, South Amherst, Hadley, Sunderland and Belchertown. 
Fraternity rushes didn't clarify the situation by any means either. 

However, everything seemed to be fairly well straightened out and running 
smoothly in time for the Horticulture Show put on in the cage by the gang from the 
east side of campus during the first part of November. Following this the seniors 
gave a very fine reception for the freshmen in the Drill Hall. 

A brief recess at Thanksgiving was followed by mid-semester exams. The saying 
goes that those who didn't get indigestion from eating too much turkey sure did 
when they received their marks. The Christmas vacation seemed to come at a very 
opportune time as everyone needed to recuperate from the past and prepare in 
earnest for the finals coming up. 

Everyone had scarcely gotten over the effects of a hectic period of final exams 
and the starting of a new semester with the old familiar chant, "This semester is 
going to be different," ringing in their ears, when the Winter Carnival grabbed the 
limelight. By this time, the poultry majors turned "chicken" and headed for place- 
ment training with the rest of the class wishing they could also begin their "vaca- 
tion." The next month passed quickly, though, and the class soon found itself 
railroaded all over the country. 

The reports from placement were wide and varied. (Enough said.) 

On October 4, 1949, with a wealth of material stored in its repertoire for use in the 
numerous "bull sessions" on the agenda for the coming year, the class of '50 re- 


turned. Many faces were missing, but this is a fast moving world with no time for 

In no time at all the class moved right back into the swing of things — studying, 
attending social affairs and dodging the campus cop between classes. Once again 
the Horticulture Show led the parade of events for the year. The gang welcomed 
the freshmen, as they themselves had been greeted the previous year, with a gala 
reception in Memorial Hall. 

The prophesy that next semester would be different was coming true. Many 
changes had taken place in the class. The members seemed to spend less time than 
ever studying. Newer cars and more money were prominent. (A good year on 
placement, no doubt.) 

Mid-semester exams were taken in stride with several members stumbling, but 
very few falling. The Christmas recess flew by and the class returned to face finals. 
The last semester began on February 6, followed by another bang-up job on the 
Winter Carnival. (It finally snowed.) 

The freshmen gave the class a highly successful affair in the form of a return 
dance just before they left for placement. The Little International and Dairy 
Classic helped to fill in the time until the spring recess. 

Finals came along just as an epidemic of spring fever struck the campus. The 
class survived both the finals and spring fever, hov/ever, and on May 28, was re- 
warded for its valiant struggle. 

BiLl P|5HE 

Bob FftHey 

'Houj to Do iT 


Chaperones - Mr. and Mrs. Dunham 
"Pop" and Mrs. Barrett 

Wedding Bells for Stan and Betts HoUis 
Sept. 17, 1949 

Warren McKinstry makes another 95 

John Handrahan and his favorite rock 

Bob Rafferty chats with a placement 

Winter exercise 



Moving day at Westview Trailer Park ■ 
Harry Vernell assisting 

Picnic time for "Pete" and Harry Vernell, Jr. 

George Gibavic hopes for a 75 

Anything to mail? 

Class Presidents MacKenzie and McCarthy 
lead Armistice Day parade 

Crowing by the Poultry Club 





To membership for 

scholastic Qchieucmcnv 
in all subjecvs. 

amfttrst June )9 
SxocMtiost &cl)ool of agriculture " " " 

IHnilptrBit? of jaa«satjusrtt0 " '" 

* Robert Gordon Rafferty 
*Roger Gibbs Coggeshall 

Louis Tuttle Bonitto 
*John Herbert Chambers 
*Edward John Gorski 
*Carl Peter Deame, Jr. 
*George Marshall Fellows, Jr. 
*Ira Francis Wickes, Jr. 

Leonard Morton Libbey 

Kendall Knapp Bennett 

John Thacher Allen 
*Robert Wesley Jackson 

Donald Raymond Lambert 
*William Ruminas, Jr. 
*Harry Everette Charles, Jr. 
*Peter Sherwin Hill 
*Philip Clinton Nash 
*Dean Chapman Hooker 
*Robert Lee Yokes 

Charles RoUin Parmelee 

Charles Louis Rogers, Jr. 
*Paul Makliney 

John Houston 
*Jeremiah A. McCarthy 

William Francis Walsh 
*Stewart Sanfred Johnson 
*Kenneth Raymond Peterson 
*Robert Westbrook Stelle 
*Frederick Theodore Heyliger 

Robert Greer Dewey 
*Graydon William Mundell 
*John Andrews Washburn 
*George Albert Stumpf, Jr. 

Warren Chapin McKinstry 

John Carleton Stockbridge 
*Paul Emmons Thayer, Jr. 

Poultry Husbandry 

Ornamental Horticulture 

Ornamental Horticulture 

Animal Husbandry 



Poultry Husbandry 


Dairy Industry 

Fruit Growing 

Poultry Husbandry 


Poultry Husbandry 

Ornamental Horticulture 

Animal Husbandry 

Animal Husbandry 

Animal Husbandry 

Dairy Industry 


Poultry Husbandry 

Poultry Husbandry 

Turf Maintenance 


Dairy Industry 


Poultry Husbandry 



Ornamental Horticulture 


Commerical Vegetable Growing 

Animal Husbandry 

Turf Maintenance 

Poultry Husbandry 

Animal Husbandry 

Animal Husbandry 

New London, Conn. 



New Bedford 

Chicopee Falls 

















South Hadley 

East Longmeadow 



West Townsend 






New Bedford 

East Hartford, Conn. 

Chicopee Falls 




Ist row left lo right: G. Stumpf, D. Hooker, L. Libbey, W. Ruminas, J. Houston, J. Washburn, J. Chambers, 

H. Charles, P. Hill 
2nd row same order: P. Nash, C. Deame, K. Bennett, G. Mundell, W. Walsh, I. Wickes, R. Yokes, R. Jackson, 

R. Rafferty, P. Thayer 
3rd row same order: R. Dewey, S. Johnson, L. Bonitto, G. Fellows, C. Parmalee, J. Allen, W. McKmstry 
4lh row same order: J. McCarthy, C. Stockbridge, C. Rogers, D. Lambert 

CiCTOSAG" is one of the most distinguished achievements that a Stockbridge 
student may attain. It is a recognition given to those who strive, work and 
study to maintain a high level of scholarship during their two years of intensive 

To become a member of "Stosag" one must attain an average of 85 per cent and 
have no mark below 70 for the first three semesters. 

This society was established in 1935 to encourage high scholarship. Engraved 
certificates are awarded to members of the graduating class who have achieved this 
distinction. The name "Stosag" stands for "Stockbridge School of Agriculture", 
"Sto" from Stockbridge, "S" from School, and "Ag" from Agriculture. "Stosag" 
is not an abbreviation, but a distinguishing name selected for one purpose — the 
Stockbridge School of Agriculture Honorary Society. 

To all of you who have been recognized by the society, we extend our sincere 
congratulations. May you always set such high standards in all your future under- 




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K' - 

nPHE Stockbridge School has taken considerable 
pride these past two years in having, as a mem- 
ber of the class of 1950, John Carlton Stockbridge, 
a great-grandson of Levi Stockbridge, the fifth presi- 
dent of Massachusetts Agricultural College, and the 
man in whose memory our two-year vocational j, 

school was named. a 

Since the days of Levi, whose agricultural educa- || 

tion consisted of studying his brother's college assign- «^ 

ments and conducting fertilizer experiments on his 
North Hadley farm, and who became a college presi- 
dent without ever having been a college student, the 
Stockbridge family has been well represented in 

agriculture and related fields. Carl's grandfather, Horace Edward Stockbridge, was 
for many years a Professor of entomology in M.A.C.; his father, John S. Stock- 
bridge, is associated with the U.S.D.A., Department of Entomology and Plant 
Quarantine; while Carl, having majored in aninal husbandry, intends to become a 
dairyman or herdsman. 

Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, in 1929, Carl has seen a good bit of country in 
the past twenty-one years, for his father's work with the U.S.D.A. carried the 
family from Connecticut to Norfolk and Richmond, Virginia; then to Bloomfield, 
New Jersey; Newton, Massachusetts; and finally Westfield, Massachusetts, where 
he was graduated from high school in 1947. 

At Stockbridge School Carl has played football for two years and has been active 
in Kappa Kappa and the Animal Husbandry Club. Although his interest in animal 
husbandry stems from his having worked with the Guernsey herd of an uncle in 
Poplar Ridge, New York, Carl makes it clear that he has a preference for Hol- 
steins and hopes to locate in, or near, Virginia, where New England weather is not 
one of a farmer's problems. 

When asked how it feels to be the great-grandson of a local celebrity, Carl breaks 
into a broad and ingratiating grin, but refuses to add anything to the Stockbridge 

lore current on campus. Instead he speaks of his plans for 
the future and tells about his younger brother, Edward, who 
will be carrying on the family tradition next fall when he 
enters the University to study entomology. 




HP HIS year brought to our campus the 
tenth annual Little International Live- 
stock Show. Held each year in March under 
the sponsorship of the Animal Husbandry 
Club this show is entirely student organized 
and run. All four-year and Stockbridge stu- 
dents pursuing the fat stock production 
course are required to fit and show an animal 
of their choice. This show is modeled after 
the International Livestock Exposition at 
Chicago and was started in 1938 by Profes- 
sor M. E. Ensminger, now head of the Ani- 
mal Husbandry Department at Washington 

Supervised by the faculty, herdsmen, and 
farm superintendent, this show has grown to 
be one of the highest ranking shows of its 
kind in the nation. Starting with relatively 
few contestants in the first shows, we now 
have a show with some 80 contestants com- 
peting for the many prizes and trophies 
which have been made available by livestock 
enthusiasts of the Northeast, to whom the 
students and school are deeply grateful. 

Events taking place in this year's show 
were showing of sheep, swine, Herefords, 
Angus, Percherons, Morgans, a Homo Sapi- 
iens drawing contest, a horse drawing con- 
test, parade of the sires, coed milking contest, 
and sheep dog demonstration. Three teams 




battled for the blue ribbon in the horse draw- 
ing contest, which turned out to be an exciting 
part of the show. The winners were : Harvey- 
Moore, first; Archie Goldwaithe, second; and 
Joe Rogers, third. 

The coed milking contest was a major 
task for the girls trying to fill a test tube with 
milk. Girls with no previous milking ex- 
perience tried with limited success to squeeze 
milk out of a cow into a test tube and rush to 
the finish line. The winner of this event re- 
ceived a silver cream pitcher donated by the 
Guernsey Cattle Club. 

The winners of fitting and showing of 
sheep were Daniel P. Hurld, first; Peter Hill, 
second; John Chambers, third. The winners 
of the swine were: Paul Wilbur, first; John 
Hart, second; Albert Wood, third. 

The beef winners were Bob Law, first; 
Gladys Kimball, second; William Creed, 
third; Allan Monroe, fourth. 

The winners in the horse fitting and show- 
ing were: Charles Kiddy, first, and Winthrop 
Anderson took second. 

The ten highest men were eligible to com- 
pete for Premier Showman, the main event 
of the day. The Premier Showman was 
Daniel Hurld with Bob Law the Reserve 
Premier Showman. The day was ended with 
a good old-fashioned square dance in the 
Drill Hall. 




Is/ row left to right: Mitchell, Smith, Johnson, Perkins, Anderson, Stockbridge, Tremble, Prof. Cowan, Prof. 

Timberlake, Prof. Swanson, Prof. Hale, Supt. Blaisdell, Jones, MacKenzie, Donnellan, 

Barnicle, Robinson 
2nd row same order: Conway, Merrick, Law, Crowell, Hartley, Mrs. Hurld, Wilson, Richmond, Hatch, Gay, 

Curran, Longden, Duarte, Cast. Nugent, Clough, libbitson, Shellnutt, Nash, Gilly 
3rd row same order: Mayo, Creed, Jones, Thompson, Stein, Monroe, Hurld, Conlin, MacMaster, Covert, 

Simmons. Wood, Michelson, Brown, Mallory, Hines, Bangs, Charles, Langevin, Homich, 

Aih row same order: Lynch, Day, Robery, Eckberg, Thayer, Hill 

npHE Animal Husbandry Club is open to two or four-year students of the Animal 
Husbandry Department and to anyone else on campus interested in livestock. 
The purpose of the club 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 acquain- 
ted with some of the leaders in agriculture here in New England. 

Much of the club's success goes to the hard-working officers. This year's officers 
were as follows: President, Henry Trimble; Vice President, John Chambers; Trea- 
surer, Carlton Stockbridge; Secretary, Robert Anderson; and Advisor, Professor 
W. A. Cowan. 

The variety of programs sponsored by the club accounts, to a great extent, for 
its being one of the largest organizations on campus. 

In the fall the club sponsored the annual Harvest Ball, and it was a real old- 
fashioned square dance at the Drill Hall with close to two hundred in attendance. 
The hall was decorated with rustic farm equipment to give an authentic barnyard 

The big event of the year was the Little International Livestock Show held on 
March 17 and 18. This campus affair is a one hundred per cent show held at Grin- 
nell Arena, and last year attracted a capacity audience of 1500. The first day of the 
show is taken up by the judging contest, with many worthwhile prizes being offered. 
The main event is held on Saturday with the fitting and showing contest of each 
class of livestock. The winner of each class comes back in the afternoon to compete 
for Premier Showman. 

The speakers at the Tuesday night club meetings this year were exceptionally 
good. Mr. Lewis Watt, Stockbridge '31, spoke on hvestock farming. Mr. Francis 
Austin, D.V.M., talked and showed pictures on animal surgery. Mr. Vernon Mud- 
get, prominent Guernsey breeder, spoke on Guernseys and Mr. Quentin Reynolds, 
General Manager of Eastern States Farmers' Exchange, gave an excellent talk on 
that organization. 

The year's activities ended in the spring with a gala picnic at a local park with 
the traditional hot dog roast and soft-ball game. 



■■■Mi .^>'^^ ^ ^JttK,, 

1st row left to right: 
2nd row same order: 

R. LaBonte, N. Allen, D. Whalen, Prof. Kranz 

A. Rossner, G. O'Connor, J. Braginton, G. Howe, J. Tanner 

I HE Pandocios Club was formed during the prohibition era by Lushwell W. 
Tish, Jr., who was later awarded the title of the "Typical Food Management 
Major." Since eight of the members of the class were indebted to Lushwell for a 
considerable amount of Bull Durham, Lush became the first President and Trea- 

Actual records of the meetings were lost when an unfortunate explosion destroyed 
the bathtub in which they were kept. 

Why the group chose the name Pandocios is rather vague, but Mrs. B. R. Fly, 
his great granddaughter, tells us that it was named after a Greek fellow who drank 
three gallons of Mavrodaphne at one sitting, thus becoming Lushwell's idol. 

From this remarkable beginning the club rapidly gained in popularity and soon 
included twelve members plus the President-Treasurer. 

The club gained nation-wide recognition when a talented song writer wrote a 
catchy tune about the time Lush had his face pushed into a barroom floor. This un- 
selfish gesture has since become one of Stockbridge's outstanding traditions and is 
emulated once a year by the President of the club. 

Regrettably enough, all of the meetings are held in secret, and consequently no 
one ever knows there is to be a meeting until after it is over. This cuts the attendance 
to an alarmingly low rate, but traditions must be honored! 

The annual banquet is an event of tre- 
mendous significance to every member since 
it means a free meal, complete with libations. 
Usually the guest speaker is very cleverly 
trapped into buying a round for the "boys;" 
but since this method is one of the mystic 
secrets of the "inner order of mysterious 
Pandocioans," I must maintain an ofificial 
silence lest I be garroted in my sleep. 

The organization, though small, is very 
fervent; and whenever a member discovers 
the meeting night he is sure to attend, par- 
ticularly since the treasurer has developed 
what he laughingly refers to as a "beer belly." 

Once again this year there will be the usual wailing and gnashing of teeth as we 
leave our little protective society to go out into the cruel, cold world; and if life ever 
becomes too involved or frightening, we shall just sing our song "Pandocioans 
Always" which shall give us the strength to carry on! 



1st row left to right: 
2nd row same order : 
3rd row same order: 
4th row same order: 

L. Libbey, J. Deary, M. Wrable, H; Keith, Co-President, H. Wendler, 
Co-President, R. Goldrick, A. Stevans, D. Hooker, Secretary 
J. Hunt, Prof. Finnegan, W. Moynihan, P. Blanchard, R. Ferestein, 
H. Johnson, G. Wheeler, Dr. Hankinson 

R. Nilsson, P. Smith, R. Thompson. R. Hamilton, E. Bassett, D. Brown, 
B. Gregory, G. Thomas, F. Galvin, J. A. McCarthy, C. Cummings 
R. Heustis, F. Crane, J. Lukens, G. Sullivan, L. Cummings, W. Great- 

Co-Presidents: Harold Keith 
Mike Gaffney 
Secretary: Dean C. Hooker 
Treasurer: Abe Yaloff 

RlENDED into a well-organized group, the Dairy Club held many informative 
and enjoyable evenings. 

At one meeting a new view on the Dairy Instrument portion of the industry was 
explained by Mr. W. S. Young of Attleboro. At another meeting Mr. D. M. Stern, 
Extension Veterinarian, gave a fine talk on Mastitis Control which tied in nicely 
with the next meeting when we heard Mr. E. Schlaufman discuss the health view- 
point on Pasteurization and Methods of Detecting Improper Pasteurization. By 
means of colored slides, Professor Harry G. Lindquist took us on a visual trip to 
Sweden so that we could better understand the dairy industry of that country. This 
year more than ever the main idea of informative and educational programs for the 
Dairy Club was accomplished through the excellent selection of outstanding guest 

One of the largest projects sponsored by the Dairy Industry Club was the Dairy 
Classic. Heading the committee for the show were Phil Blanchard and Jerry Mc- 
Carthy as co-chairmen. Excellent support was given these leaders by all connected 
with the Dairy Industry. During the Classic a large number of people enjoyed the 
various displays, the actual production operations and the laboratory work con- 
nected with the dairy industry. Enthusiastic comments during the social hour 
which followed indicated that there were present many who will no doubt become 
leaders in the dairy field. 

To carry on the fine spade work started in the Dairy Industry Club during the 
past two years, Frank Galvin and Henry Wendler were elected as Co-Presidents, 
Allan Stevens as Secretary, and Robert Goldrich as Treasurer. 

The club will long remember Dr. Hankinson, Professor Finnegan, and Professor 
Lindquist for the great amount of time and effort given to the support of this organi- 



1st row left to right : 
2nd row same order: 
3rd row same order : 
Ath row same order: 

K. Peterson, J. Reynolds, J. Desmond, R. Ballou. D. Bryer, A. Carlson, 

Mr. Cole 

W. Davies, F. Anderson, C. Staniunas, R. Swedberg, R. Hebb, V. 

Alkorius. T. McAvoy, H. Butler 

R. Wiggins, S. Irickson, R. Midgley, J. Swenson, F. Carr, F. Wojcik, 

W. McTigue, W. Mathews, J. West, R. Ganley, R. Burt 

W. Woods, D. MacMann, H. Proctor, G. Sintoro, W. Gould, J. Billings, 

Mr. MacConnell 

President: Harvey Butler 
Vice-President: Robert Gildersleeve 
Secretary: Robert Hebb 
Treasurer: Ralph Swedberg 

npHE Forestry Club is composed of a group of Stockbridge and University stu- 
dents who are interested in forestry problems and conditions throughout the 

Outstanding foresters and men in related fields are invited to speak to the group 
on interesting and educational topics. Movies and products of the forestry industry 
are examined by the members of the club at the meetings, adding greatly to their 
knowledge of the forestry field. 

Each fall and spring an outing is held by the members of the club, at which time 
log chopping, cross-cut sawing, and other outdoor contests and activities are en- 

Success of the club is attributed to the intense student interest and the whole- 
hearted cooperation of our two faculty advisers, Mr. Alton Cole and Mr. William 



Is/ row left lo right: 
2nd row same order: 

3rd row sarr^e order: 

C. Deame, L. Selmer, W. Walsh. Prof. Thayer, Mr. Ross. J. Briggs, 

R. Joseph 

N. Ganley, L. Todd, J. Houston, W. Scott, P. Sherman, R. Gallant. 

W. Manley, P. Willington, W. Hutchinson, W. Hooper, R. Osgood, 

W. Johnson, H. Brown, R. Bertram 

P. Rogers, R. Fahey, S. Simione, G. Jameson 

TOURING the past school year the Floriculture Club has been fortunate in secur- 
ing an impressive and outstanding series of guest speakers. Included in this 
group were Dr. Harold E. White, Allen W. Hixon, and Charles Donovan; the latter 
two men are prominent retail florists and Dr. White is well known in this part of 
the country for his excellent work in floriculture research. Besides securing these 
excellent speakers for the meetings, the club constructed and maintained the annual 
Wishing Well in the Horticulture Show, and, from its efforts, was able to present 
a sizeable check to the War Memorial Fund. Also, included in the activities was 
its joining with the Home Economics Club to present the Flower Fashion Show 
during Carnival week. Officers for the year were : William Walsh, President ; William 
Bennett, Vice-President; Carl Deame, Secretary; Robert Winterhalter, Treasurer; 
Dean Clark L. Thayer, Adviser. In all, the club enjoyed one of its most successful 



Ist row left to right: A. Donahue, R. Huntley, W. O'Sullivan, G. Wilson, I. Wickes, B. Col- 
lins. C. Smith, C. Drake 

2nd row same order: Prof. Mathieu, E. Spencer, W. Woods, D. Hill, D. Averka, B. Jackson. 
F. Wright, F. Decoster, D. Pellegrino 

President: George P. Wilson 
Vice-President: William O'Sullivan 
Secretary: Ira F. Wickes, Jr. 
Treasurer: William Collins 

'T'hE function of this club is to promote a better relationship among the seniors, 
freshmen, alumni and other members of the professional field; to obtain men 
from the field as speakers; and to promote social activities among the members. 
Various educational field trips were planned to Hartford, Connecticut; Stamford, 
Connecticut; and Boston, Massachusetts. These trips served the purpose of cor- 
relating field work with the study program. In addition to these trips, prominent 
field men frequented the meetings to give talks on subjects related to Arboriculture. 
Under the ambitious and able leadership of its president, George P. Wilson, the 
club enjoyed the most active and educational year of its history. 



TN the Fall of 1949 the Horticulture Show 
entered into its 37th and most successful 
year. This year's attendance records topped 
all previous records set by the show. A total 
of twenty-one thousand spectators came from 
Massachusetts and surrounding states to see 
the Horticulture Show. 

The Arboriculture Department was in 
charge of the main attraction which was an 
educational and informative display of the 
work of the Arborists. The main display was 


a large exhibit showing the methods used to 
move and fertiUze trees; there was also a 
demonstration of the equipment needed to 
move large trees. The Arboriculture Depart- 
ment showed excellent skill in handling the 
main part of the exhibit. 

The Wishing Well made its appearance 
again this year and was well patronized by 
the visitors, who contributed generously. 
The funds raised by the Wishing Well go to 
the "Memorial Fund Drive" for the addition 
of a new annex to Memorial Hall, which will 
be dedicated to the war dead of World War II. 

The student 10' x 10' displays were very 
well done, showing originality. There were 
three classes, — formal, informal, and minia- 
ture; these were given individual prizes. 
Cash prizes were also given for the three best 

Exhibits by Butler and Ullman, florists of 
Hadley, Smith College, Montgomery Roses 
of Hadley, and many other growers were ap- 
preciated by the students as well as by the 

The New England Carnation Growers' 
Association also donated a large number of 
carnations for a display. The carnations 
were grown by Paul F. Brigham of Westboro. 

Many beautiful displays of chrysanthe- 
mums, snapdragons, roses and camellias at- 
tracted much attention. 

The many hours given to the show by the 
students and members of the Faculty were 
well worth the effort. 
Co-chairmen: Bruce Fuller 

William Walsh ' 



1st row left to right: 
2nd row same order: 

K. Bennett, J. Phelon, J. Putnam, Prof. Roberts, Prof. French, Prof. 
Anderson, W. Haines 

J. Ellis, J. Richter, R. Trenholm, H. Laauwe, M. Hansen, D. Dodge, 
P. Handy, R. Ross, H. Holmes, J. Eagan 

THIS year's Pomology Club was very active. The officers for the year were: 
President: William Haines Secretary: John Phelon 

Vice-President: Joe Putnam Treasurer: John Egan 

Faculty Adviser: Professor O.C. Roberts 

Programs included a talk given by Frederick E. Cole, Extension Specialist in 
Fruit and Vegetable Marketing, and movies on fruit growing in the West. President 
Van Meter was also among the pomologists asked to speak. 

In the Horticulture Show the Pomology Club presented a fine exhibit, consisting 
of a roadside stand with the many varieties of apples on display. 

The club wishes to take this opportunity to congratulate all of its members on the 
fine interest shown in the club during the year, and to wish each of the graduating 
class the best of success in their future undertakings. 



1st row left to right: P. Kivikoski, Prof. Jeffrey, Gibbiosti, H. Ricker, S. Johnson, J. Drozd, 

R. Davenport, R. Correa, E. Fredenburgh, S. Cavallero, A. Ledoux 
2nd row same order: A. Johnson, R. Somes, R. Johnson, R. Pihl, S. Westcott, W. Worsman, 

G. Fellows, W. Stauffer, B. Brown, G. Gibavic, S. HoUis, R. Anderson, 

E. Lapine, H. Vernell, E. Spears 
3rd row same order: Prof. Banta, R. Rafferty, Mrs. S. HoUis, Mrs. G. Gibavic, D. Lambert, 

J. O'Neil, C. Parmelee, J. Rush, E. Westcott, W. McKinstry, E. Cutler, 

B. Makela, L. Larson, D. Ethier, R. Guild, J. Shugrew, R. Kinsler, 

R. Girouard, R. Cooper 
4th row same order: A. Rosenthal, G. Whiton, H. Gold, L. Hartnett, L. Morgan, C. Gill, 

R. Meister, J. Handrahan, J. Allen,, C. Rogers, R. Shafran, R. Leven- 

thal, D. Anderson 

npHE University of Massachusetts Poultry Science Club has rounded out one of 
its most successful seasons, with the expert guidance of Professor John H. 
Vondell, and excellent teamwork from the club officers and members. 

We were honored with a number of interesting speakers throughout the year, 
whose talks proved very educational. 

Our first meeting was held October 20, 1949. The speaker of the evening was 
G. T. Klein, who spoke on Poultry Conditions throughout the United States. Pic- 
tures were then shown of his trip in the West, Florida and Canada. 

The second meeting was held November 16, 1949, and the speaker was Dave 
Ferzoco, a Stockbridge graduate, who gave us a talk on Broiler Raising. 

On December 8, 1949, the third meeting featured Steve Walford of Hall Brothers, 
who gave us a talk on our present Hatchery Situation. 

The club met again on January 10, 1950, with Arthur Guzmen speaking on his 
farm set-up. 

Our fifth event was held on February 7, 1950. The speaker of the evenmg was 
Walter Wood, who talked on Efificient Poultry Practices. 
A high membership record was made this year with an enrollment of fifty-two. 
Our monthly roller skating parties proved very profitable to the club this year, 
and the Social Committee did a thoroughly fine job. 

The annual banquet of the Poultry Club was held at the Chateau Harmony. The 
main speaker of the evening was Dave Ferzoco and a wonderful evening was had 
by all. President Stewart Johnson thanked Professors John Vondell, Fred Jeffrey, 
Luther Banta and William Sanctuary for all of us, for their great support and 
interest in the club. 

Club Officers 


Ralph N. Johnson 

Charles Parmelee 
John Handrahan 


Stewart S. Johnson 

George M. Fellows 



1st row left to right: A. McKinstry, C. Smith, G. Mundell, D. Marini, Prof. Tuttle, Prof. 
Snyder, W. Blodgett, R. Smith, Prof. Lachman, J. Kulesa, R. Devine, 
R. Hunter 

2nd row same order: P. D'Arrigo, R. Sears, S. Murphy, P. Holden, H. Holmes, M. Marvel, 
W. Murdy, J. Sullivan, C. Belden, J. Hansen, D. Woodbury, A. Mor- 
gan, P. Livingston, J. Roepke, F. Flerra 

CINCE its inception two years ago, the Olericulture Club has established itself as 
a popular, well-established organization. Membership is open to all Stockbridge 
or University students interested in vegetable culture and its various allied fields. 
The purpose of the club is to develop interest and to provide information on the 
numerous phases of the industry. 

At the tri-monthly meetings throughout the year the club was fortunate in ob- 
taining many entertaining speakers, among whom were included John Chandler, 
Commissioner of Agriculture in Massachusetts; Costas Coraganis, President of 
the National Perishable Inspection Service; and "Ossie" Mills, County Extension 
Agent. Interesting movies were also shown on a few occasions. 

The club climaxed the year's activities with a successful picnic at Look Park. 



r^ARNIVAL Season this year was really an enjoyable week for all of us at Stock- 
bridge. We felt its tingle in the air when the first call came for volunteers to 
work on the Carnival. The response from our school was really a grand turnout; 
for as we look back now to the week of snow balling, sculpture building, skiing, and 
in addition the fine performances in Bowker auditorium, we can't help feeling proud 
that we aided in making it a grand week of enjoyment. 

As the committees started to form and grow we saw Jerry McCarthy as Winter 
Carnival Secretary, Bill Walsh as Snow Sculpture Chairman, and Bob Jackson and 
his arboriculture men head the tremendous job of decorating the cage where the 
Ball was held. Watching Bob decorate the cage with the assistance of Messrs. 
O'SuUivan, De Costa, Huntley, Donohue, Collins, and Griswall was really some- 
thing, for there were many well deserved praises heaped upon them for creating a 
really festive atmosphere. 

To spin over the memories of the week we saw the first event on Saturday, a 
Sports Dance at the Drill Hall, putting everyone who attended in a carnival spirit. 
Sunday, the Naiads did tricks in the swimming pool which made many of us gape 
in amazement at such precision. Monday night caught the remainder of the group 
who had not yet swung into the spirit ; this affair was a fine piano duet by two out- 
standing musicians. Tuesday the Flower and Fashion Show jammed the crowd in- 
to Bowker and really brought the spirit to the weather man, for then he let go with 
his white blanket of fun. (And did it snow — wow!) The next two days were spent 
in getting the sculptures ready, viewing inter-class plays and primping for the Car- 
nival Ball on Friday night. A round-robin dance at the Frats on Saturday put our 
feet into the mood for slow easy walking on Sunday to view the snow sculptures in 
front of the various houses and dorms. Stockbridge Winter Carnival members can 
really take a bow on making this year's carnival a huge success. 



15/ TOW left to right: R. Johnson, J. McCarthy, Sec. G. Fellows, Pres. R. Rafferty, E. Heath, 

W. Walsh 
2nd row same order: P. Nash, J. Callahan, R. MacKenzie, R. Swedberg, R. Davenport, 

C. Mason 


President: Bob Rafferty '50 
Vice-President: Frank Mackiewicz '50 
Secretary: George Fellows '50 
Senior Class President: Jerry McCarthy '50 
Freshman Class President: Bob MacKenzie 
Kappa Kappa President: Bill Walsh '50 
Alpha Tau Gamma President: Russ Fuller 



Charlie Wenk '50 
Phil Nash '50 
Ralph Swedberg '50 
Ed Heath '51 
Russ Davenport '51 
Jerry Callahan '51 
Carl Mason '51 

'T'HE Stockbridge Student Council of 1949-50, under the able leadership of 
President Bob Rafferty, enjoyed a successful and progressive year. The body 
performed its duties faithfully and diligently, thereby attaining its goal of guarding 
and fostering the traditions and customs of the school. The co-operation received 
from the members was excellent and they are to be commended. 

The meetings opened in October with the election of officers and a discussion of 
plans for future meetings. Committees were appointed for the various duties to be 
undertaken. The Council handled the collection for the "World Student Service 
Fund" and arranged the program for the Armistice Day Convocation. The student 
body turned out in fine force for the placing of the wreath at Memorial Hall and the 
exercise was very successful. 

The major portion of the year was spent on the unenviable task of revising the 
Constitution under which the Council is governed. This job was finally finished, 
however, and it was a good job, well done. 

The members of the Student Council again extend their thanks to the student 
body for their fine school spirit. Good luck to all! 


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\st row left to right: Prof. Mathieu, C. Gill, P. Handy, G. Kimball, A. Bruneau, G. Sibley, W. Horgan, G. 

2nd row same order: H. Hart, J. Ells, R. Davenport, D. Dodge, M. Hansen, R. Smith, L. Horgan 
Pianist: Mrs. W. Bradford Johnson 


HE Stockbridge Glee Club, under the direction of Professor Mathieu, enjoyed 
a good year. Mrs. Bradford Johnson served as accompanist. 

As we look back over the club meetings we are proud to realize that this group 
was formed voluntarily to give freely of their time and effort in making some portion 
of the school meetings a period of song festivity. 

During the rehearsals we would go over parts of a melody m.any times; but we 
knew when we walked from the stage in Bowker Auditorium that it was well worth 
the effort, for the applause of the audience was compensation never to be equaled in 
monetary terms. 

To record some of the highlights of the various programs we mention now a few 
of the Convocation programs presented by the club. If when you read them over a 
feeling of enjoyment is remembered, then we have succeeded in our efforts. 

A Christmas program was prepared for the Convocation prior to the Christmas 
vacation. This program was composed of special numbers by the Glee Club and 
the singing of Christmas carols by the Stockbridge student body. Always a popular 
program, the Christmas music was especially well received this year. 

Something new was added this year with the Glee Club leading the School once 
a month at Convocation in group singing of folk songs and the Stockbridge Class 
Songs. This singing has helped class spirit, and it is hoped that it will be carried on 
in years to come. 

Bob Smith, of the Poultry Freshman Class, rendered a fine solo number of 
"Stormy Weather" at the Convocation of March 1; it made the school sit up and 
notice the fine entertainment which can be drawn upon from within its own group. 

Before the Poultry group left for placement a buffet supper was held at the home 
of Professor and Mrs. Mathieu, with singing, fun, and the election of officers for 
the coming year. 

The Club feels that Professor Mathieu deserves the thanks of all of us at the 
school, for he has put in many hours of teaching the Club methods of group sing- 
ing, along with preparing the classes in school songs. 

President: Milton Hansen 
Librarian: Walter Horgan 
Secretary: Albert Leduc 






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Is/ row /e// /o /-/ffW: G. Fellows, J. McCarthy, N. Ganley, Gen. Chairman- R. Fahey, W. 

Walsh, E. Page 
2nd row same order: P. Nash, G. Stumpf, J. Houston, R. Johnson, D. Hooker, C. Smith, 

S. Johnson 

/^N March 15, 1950 as the end of our final semester here at Stockbridge was draw- 
ing near, a Commencement Committee was elected to office by the Class of 
1950. This committee consisted of a chairman and two co-chairmen. 

It was the duty of these chairmen to plan a schedule of events for our commence- 
ment program which took place this year on May 26, 27, and 28, with graduation 
exercises on Sunday, May 28. 

These exercises will mark the end of our studies here at "Dear Old Stockbridge" 
and are the turning point in most of our lives. From now on it is every man for 
himself — the best of luck, and may you all succeed! 

General Chairman: Robert Fahey 
Chairman, Class Picnic: Phillip Nash Chairman, Caps-Gowns: George Fellows 
Chairman, Class Gift: Stanley HoUis Co-Chairmen, Class Promenade: 

Ernie Page 
Norman Ganley 
Class Marshalls: Donald Long, Harry Charles 
Ex-Officio Members: 

Jeremiah A. McCarthy Class President 

Gladys Kimball Class Treasurer 

Faculty Advisors 
Professor Rollin H. Barrett; Professor Nathan S. Hale; Professor John H. Vondell 

Instructor, Charles W. Dunham 


10:00 a.m. 
9:00 p.m. 

Friday - 26 May, 1950 

Class Picnic 
Commencement Promenade 

10:00 a.m. 


Saturday - 27 May, 1950 

Class Day Exercises 

Class Oration 

Class History 

Student Activity Awards 

Presentation of Class Gift 

School Song "Alma Mater Hail" 

Alumni-Senior Luncheon 

Softball Game (Alumni vs. Stockbridge) 



Sunday - 28 May, 1950 

Graduation Exercises 



Commencement Address 

Song "Men of Stockbridge" 

Presentation of Diplomas 


Stosag Awards 



President's Reception to members of the graduating class' 
their guests, alumni, alumnae, and faculty. 



1st row left to right: 
2nd row same order: 

3rd row same order: 

J. Barry, R. Fahey, R. Joseph, R. Wyman, S. Johnson, J. Cande, M. Wrabel, J. Handrahan 
P. Nash, G. Kimball, J. MacCarthy - Editor, Prof. Barrett - Faculty Advisor, G. Fellows- 
Business Manager, W. Worsman - Assistant Editor, G. Gibavic, S. HoUis - Secretary 
C. Lane, R. Rafferty, D. Graham, D. Hooker, G. Stumpf, W. Stauffer, J. Allen, H. Lange- 
vin, H. Gold, H. Johnson 

^^T^HEN the committee first assembled in Stockbridge Hall that November night 
to compile the Shorthorn yearbook little did we realize the great amount of 
unselfish work involved in getting a yearbook into print. 

To Professor Barrett my very sincere thanks for his fine guidance and patience 
in moulding the board into the wonderful efficient organization. 

On behalf of the student body and myself, may I sincerely thank each and every 
person who unselfishly contributed his time and effort to make the 1950 Shorthorn 
a success. 


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Night is the time for rest; 

How sweet, when labors close, 
To gather round an aching breast 

The curtain of repose. 
Stretch the tired limbs, and lay the head 
Down on our own delightful bed! 

Night is the time for dreams; 

The gay romance of life, 
When truth that is, and truth that seems, 

Blend in fantastic strife; 
Ah! visions, less beguiling far 
Than waking dreams by daylight are! 

Night is the time for toil ; 

To plough the classic field, 
Intent to find the buried spoil 

Its wealthy furrows yield; 
Till all is ours that sages taught. 
That poets sang, or heroes wrought. 

Night is the time to weep ; 

To wet with unseen tears 
Those graves of Memory, where sleep 

The joys of other years; 
Hopes, that were Angels at their birth. 
But perished young, like things of earth. 


Night is the time for care; 

Brooding on hours misspent. 
To see the spectre of Despair 

Come to our lonely tent; 
Like Brutus, 'midst his slumbering host. 
Summoned to die by Caesar's ghost. 

Night is the time to think; 

When, from the eye, the soul 
Takes flight; and, on the utmost brink, 

Of yonder starry pole 
Descries beyond the abyss of night 
The dawn of uncreated light. 

Night is the time to pray; 

Our Saviour oft withdrew 
To desert mountains far away; 

So will his followers do, - 
Steal from the throngs to haunts untrod, 
And hold communion there with God. 

Night is the time for Death; 

When all around is peace. 
Calmly to yield the weary breath, 

From sin and suffering cease, 
Think of heaven's bliss, and give the sign 
To parting friends; - such death be mine! 

James Montgomery 


A country life is sweet! 
In moderate cold and heat. 

To walk in the air how pleasant and fair! 
In every field of wheat. 

The fairest of flowers adorning the bowers, 
And every meadow's brow; 

So that I say, no courtier may 

Compare with them who clothe in gray, 
And follow the useful plow. 

They rise with the morning lark, 
And labor till almost dark. 

Then, folding their sheep, they hasten to sleep 
While every pleasant park 

Next morning is ringing with birds that are singing 
On each green, tender bough. 

With what content and merriment 

Their days are spent, whose minds are bent 
To follow the useful plow. 

Author Unknown 


Happy the man, whose wish and care 
A few paternal acres bound 
Content to breathe his native air 

In his own ground. 

Whose herds with milk, whose fields with bread. 
Whose flocks supply him with attire; 
Whose trees in summer yield him shade, 

In winter, fire. 
A SONG Blest, who can unconcernedly find 

Hours, days, and years, slide soft away 

OFTHESEASONS '" ^'^'**^ °^ ^°^''' ^^^""^ °^ '"'"'*■ q^^^^ by day: 

Sound asleep by night; study and ease 
Together mixed, sweet recreation. 
Sing a song of Spring-time, And innocence, which most does please, 

The world is going round, ' With meditation. 

Blown by the south wind; Thus let me live, unseen, unknown; 

Listen to its sound. Thus unlamented let me die; 

"Gurgle" goes the mill-wheel. Steal from the world, and not a stone 

"Cluck" clucks the hen; Tell where I lie. 

And it's O for a pretty girl 

To kiss in the glen. Alexander Pope 

Sing a song of Summer, 

The world is nearly still. 
The mill-pond has gone to sleep, 

And so has the mill. 
Shall we go a-sailing. 

Or shall we take a ride, 
Or dream the afternoon away 

Here, side by side? 

Sing a song of Autumn, 

The world is going back; 
They glean in the corn-field. 

And stamp on the stack. 
Our boy, Charlie, 

Tall, strong, and light: 
He shoots all the day 

And dances all the night. 

Sing a song of Winter, 

The world stops dead ; 
Under snowy coverlid 

Flowers lie abed. 
There's hunting for the young ones 

And wine for the old. 
And a sexton in the churchyard 

Digging in the cold. 

Cosmo Monkhouse 


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"X/TEN graduating into the second half of 
the twentieth century face periods of 
both good and poor business. 

Their grandfathers worked through eleven 

periods of better than average business and 

as many not so favorable for earning a living. 

Their fathers have experienced five periods of good business in between times when 

it was harder to make ends meet. 

No one knows how the many forces which make up business will work out in the 
next quarter century, either in the number or duration of the business periods. It 
may only be said that times will continue to change — constantly. 

Experience reveals that it is not wise to plunge ahead in good times and then be 
unable to weather an alternating poorer period. Furthermore, most people cannot 
operate a business in good times and then just stop when prices are lower. 

There is a range of possibilities to be considered in order to take advantage of 
the good business years and not lose in other times. 

An energetic drive into the heart of this problem is a requirement for those who 
would plan courageously and wisely. Some straight thinking is necessary. 

A graduate starts out with some training on how to think in his field, some infor- 
mation and a list of sources of more information. It is a decided advantage to know 
how to face facts and use them. 

In addition, there needs to be open-minded consideration of many ideas. There 
must be vision when others cannot see and courage when others turn away. A 
graduate needs to make use of his skills and his enterprise. Above all, he needs 
faith in his ability to win. He will strike a "happy balance" between the good and 
the poor and work his way through. 

There is something he can do about success — in good times and poor, as well. 

Frederick E. Cole 
Extension Specialist 
Fruit & Vegetable Marketing 
University of Massachusetts 

Editor's Note: 

When we asked Mr. Cole, former Commissioner of Agriculture for Massachusetts, to 
write a short message to the members of the Class of 1950 we did not anticipate such a 
stimulating article as he submitted. We know that each student will find these thoughts 
helpful in the years ahead. 

Mr. Cole hopes that the students after graduation u)ill continue their education by 
making full use of the State's Agricultural Extension Service. 



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Love in Bloom 

Gunga Din 

No, Thank You! 


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1st row left to right: D. Graham, Historian; G. Whiton, Social Chairman; W. Walsh, Presi- 
dent; Professor Mathieu, Advisor 

2nd row same order: J. A. McCarthy, Vice-President; D. Hooker, Treasurer; R. G. Osgood, 
Secretary; S. Simione, Marshall 

John Allen 
Allen Chase 
Al Donahue 
Jim Downing 
Bob Fahey 
George Fellows 
Norman Ganley 
Daniel Graham 
John Handrahan 
Stanley Hollis 
Dean Hooker 
John Houston 
Robert Huntley 
Stewart S. Johnson 
Dick Joseph 
Harold Keith 
Donald Lambert 
George Lawler 
Philip Livingston 
Edward Morgan 
Jeremiah A. McCarthy 

Philip Nash 
Charles O'Hallaran 
Robert Osgood 
Howard Peatfield 
William Reed 
Richard Robinson 
Salvatore Simione 
Carlton Stockbridge 
George Stumpf 
William Scott 
Paul Thayer 
George Thomas 
William Walsh 
George Whiton 
Walter Moynihan 
Harry Johnson 
Robert Guild 
Leonard Libby 
Joseph Deary 
George Smith 
Robert Longden 

Philip Sherman 
Richard Gallant 
Nicholas Del Selva 
Robert Goldrick 
Allen Stevens 
Richard Andrews 
Walter Horgan 
David Averka 
William Fuller 
James Hanson 
James Ells 
Milton Sherman 
Robert MacKenzie 
Francis Nugent 
Sidney Carl 
Carroll Mikonis 
John B. Shellnutt 
Orlando Capizzi 
Salvatore Maganti 
Paul Wellington 
Everett Wheeler 
Robert Smith 

A LTHOUGH the year of 1950 is over there are many happy memories of K.K. 
which will never be lost. This year, as in previous ones, the membership 
showed a very decided increase which helped make all the athletic and social events 
overwhelming successes. The co-operation between the officers and members was 
such that things were always completed on schedule and with skillful accuracy. 
From the beginning of the first semester to the last day of classes, everyone was 
earnestly devoting many spare hours on the repairing and redecorating of the house. 
The completion of the basement is one example of the time and effort put forth by 
the men of K.K. 

The annual invitation to the freshman class of Stockbridge was extended, and on 
October 4, the fraternity was host to nearly seventy-five members of that class, 
many of whom were pledged and now have access to the enjoyments and benefits 
which K.K. has to offer. 

Monthly stag parties were held during the first semester which helped the new 
pledges become better acquainted with the upperclassmen. These evenings were 
well spent for educational as well as entertainment purposes. Movies were shown 
and refreshments were served to the group. 


The first dance of the year was held on December 15, with the house decorated 
in the timely and beautiful Christmas fashion. The attendance was larger than was 
anticipated, and everyone was moved into the Christmas spirit by group singing of 
the seasonal carols. A visit to the house by "Santa" was another featured attraction 
which added to the wonderful evening enjoyed by many. 

Intramural activities such as basketball, football, softball and bowling were 
participated in by the fraternity with sincere and keen sportsmanship. Many 
friendships were developed through these games, and the men of K.K. won much 
respect from all their competitors. 

Winter Carnival Week proceeded to be a busy time around campus and the Kappa 
Kappa territory was no exception. Many long and "cold" hours were spent in the 
execution of a snow sculpture which depicted a "Drive Carefully" scene. The piece 
of work was a difficult composition, very well presented, and the boys are to be con- 
gratulated on their fine work. An Open House Dance was also held on the Saturday 
of that week. The fraternity was gayly decorated in a "George Washington" 
theme which was very attractive. Party favors in the form of "silver dollars" were 
given to all the guests. 

On February 23, the "Annual Freshmen Farewell Banquet" was held, and a 
group of over 70 merry fraternity brothers assembled together to eat heartily and 
lift their spirits with song. This banquet was held at the Chateau Harmony in 

In March a final send-off was given the outgoing freshmen in the form of a stag 
party held at the house. 

The alumni of K.K. held their annual meeting during this month, and they were 
greatly pleased at the improvements in the house. 

The fraternity held two dances in each of the last three months of this year; both 
proved to be very successful. 

In May the seniors held a "So-Long Banquet" which was the final stag party for 
these men who successfully completed the two years at Stockbridge. Stories of the 
past two years were told over and over, leaning more towards the brighter and gayer 
side with each version. At this time, the honorary members bestowed their best 
wishes upon the men and wished them all luck and good fortune in their chosen 

The men of Kappa Kappa Fraternity of 1950 sincerely thank everyone on cam- 
pus who has aided in making their stay at Stockbridge one which will long be re- 
membered and cherished. 


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" Knowledge - Work - Fun" 
AFTER an eventful placement training, the Seniors returned to A. T. G. 

The first month saw the downstairs interior redecorated. This was done by 
the- wish and the work of all the Seniors. At the same time a new tile floor was laid 
in the game room in the cellar. Also the porch on the south side of the house was 
razed by the members in preparation for a new one. The local carpenters built the 
new one which is of a little different style and adds to the appearance of the house. 

On the 24th of Oct., we had a smoker for the whole of the school, with 45 pros- 
pective members turning up. 

The following weekend saw a dance for the forth-coming members. 

November was initiation month. The first of the month was spent in accepting 
the new members . The last of the month saw the freshmen go thru their initiations 
with flying colors. The month wound up with a dance. 

On December 9th, we had our Christmas party and dance. "Pop" Barrett, our 
faculty advisor, was our Santa Claus, and did a splendid job. 

Dances and parties were held thru-out the winter months for different occasions, 
including a basketball dance and one for the Winter Carnival week. Our initiation 
banquet was held on Feb. 7th at the Bloody Brook Inn, in South Deerfield. 

A formal banquet and dance was held on March 25th at the Roger Smith Hotel 
in Holyoke, in honor of the freshmen who left the following week for their place- 
ment training. 

Our highly recognized snow sculpture was exhibited during the annual Winter 
Carnival week. 

Another house dance was held the week after our April vacation. 

The house participated in the Intra-Mural leagues during the year. 

The return of the alumni was greatly appreciated at our commencement dance. 

So the year came, and with its passing, the Seniors go their way, leaving new 
Knowledge, Work, and Fun for the forthcoming Seniors. 

\sl rnw left In righl: 
2nd row same order: 

2rd row left to riyhl: 

Henry Doody, Red Henrickson, Russ Fuller, Ernie Page, Allen Jacques. John Cande, and 

Bob Smith 

Bill Wood, Jerry Desmond. Dick Trenholm, Paul Downing, Coach Steve Kosakowski, 

Ellis Westcott, Jack Barry, Bill Ashe, Ralph Johnson, Director Verbeck, Neil Tracy. Nick 

Kakitis. Howie Frost, Bob Wyman, Bob Szereyko, George Gibavic, Charlie Wenk, and 

Bill Cox 

George Priest, Charlie Rogers. Bob Bishop, Paul Metcalf, Howie Gold, Fred Bangs, Ted 

Siok, Ed V&lentine, Don Long, Sam Westcott. and Clyde Gill. 


President - Russell Fuller 

Vice-President - Robert Henrickson 

Secretary - Robert Smith 

Treasurer - Allen Jacques 

Sergeant-at-Arms - Charles Wenk 

House Managers - John Cande and Allen Jacques 

Link Editor - Robert Wyman 

Social Chairmen - Charles Wenk and Ernest Page 

Class of 1950 

William Ash 

Fredrick Bangs 

John Barry 

John Cande 

Lawrence Damour 

Henry Doody 

Maurice Howard Frost, Jr. 

Russell Fuller 

Paul Fredricks 

George Gibavic 

Howard Gold 

Robert Henrickson 

Allen Jacques 

Ralph Johnson 

Donald Long 

Frank Mackiewicz 

Raymond Olson 

Ernest Page 

George Priest 

Harold Richardson 

Charles Rogers 

Theodore Siok 

Robert Smith 

Robert Szereyko 

Edward Valentine 

Charles Wenk 

Ellis Westcott 

Samuel Wescott 

Class of 1951 

Robert Bishop 
Frank Chidsey 
William Cox 
Paul Downing 
Gerald Desmond 
Raymond Gleason 
Clyde Gill 
Leon Kakitis 
Paul Metcalf 
William Woods 
Robert Wyman 
Richard Trenholm 
Arthur Rosenthal 
Kenneth C. Mosher 
R. A. D. Gregorio 
Richard Barnicle 
Lawrence Hartnett 
F. Kendall Cummings 
James D. Hilyard 
Roger Pihl 
Robert B. Meister 
Neil Tracy 
Richard Brown 
Albert Ledoux 


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W/^E have now arrived at the fork in the road; as Seniors 
our formal education ceases, and as Freshmen you 
have yet to complete yours. But there are no misgivings, 
for we know what we have to work with, and you can look 
forward to a second pleasant year at Stockbridge. 

To your instructors we give our sincere sympathy and 
thanks, for they have weathered one storm and are entering 
another. How much can a man take? 

The Class of 1950 extends to you, the Class of 1951, its 
congratulations and best wishes. 

Au revoir 

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Robert MacKenzie - President 
Floyd Ryder - Vice - President 
Richard Trenholm - Treasurer 
Charles Lane - Secretary 



^^HE school year beginning October, 1949, opened a new era for the incoming 
freshmen. With awe and bewilderment we registered at Memorial Hall where 
we received all our necessary papers to make us full-fledged members of the Stock- 
bridge School of Agriculture. 

At our first convocation, Director Verbeck informed us of the school traditions 
and rules which we should observe during our stay at Stockbridge. 

Within the next few weeks we elected as temporary class officers: Robert Mac- 
Kenzie, President; Floyd Ryder, Vice-President; Richard Trenholm, Treasurer; 
and Joan Hartley, Secretary. We also elected members for the student council; 
Robert MacKenzie, Russel Davenport, Edward Heath, Jerry Callahan, and Peter 
Mason. At a later class meeting these students were re-elected permanent class 
officers and student council members. 

As in the past, our class was well represented in the sports program. There were 
many freshmen on the football team. Although this year's team was not the most 


victorious Stockbridge football team, it had the strong support and interest of the 
entire student body. 

After football came the basketball and hockey season with the active support of 
the freshmen both as participants and spectators. 

The freshmen's experience in sports should make for a better sports season next 

At a special class meeting during convocation, Charles Lane was elected as new 
class Secretary to replace Miss Hartley who had changed to a four-year course on 
Animal Husbandry. 

In November the senior class sponsored a successful "Freshmen Reception 

Later, in February the freshmen, by class vote, acknowledged the fine dance 
given us by the seniors. On February 25 a return dance was held for the seniors. 
We shall remember this dance well, for it was our last farewell get-together. 


Left to right: Pres. Robert MacKenzie, V. Pres. Floyd Ryder, Sec. Charles Lane, Treas. 
Richard Trenholm 



1st row left to right: 

2nd row same order: 

3rd row same order: 

Ath row same order: 
5th row same order 
6th row same order: 

W. Park, J. Rose, J. Burditt, R. Mackenzie, C. Lane, F. Ryder, G. Schoales, S. Carl, 
J. Ormsbee, G. Stephens 

C. Mikonis, R. Adkins, C. Gustafson, F. Loftus, E. Stroberg, H. Haas, F. Nugent, H. 
Waidlich, C. Reid, B. Wendolowski, W. Buzzee, R. Gleason, H. Schultz, Sidney (dog) 

D. Richardson, V. Plourde, G. Sharpe, R. Wentworth, M. Sherman, J. Shellnutt, H. 

R. Stedman, J. Smith, A. Lariviere, D. Hays, H. Pollard, E. Ahern, R. Hall 

H. Barrel!, P. Hall, H. Pease, C. Lawrence, L. Ibbitson, E. Ladd, J. Fitzpatrick, R. Barnicle 

J. Callahan, K. Heins, A. Neal, H. Martineau, B. Clough, J. Hilyard 





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1st row left to right: E. Spencer, VV. Collins, F. DeCosta. F. Wright 

2nd row same order: T. Fydenkevez, W. O'SuUivan, W. Woods, D. Pellegrino 

3rd row same order: E. Grayson, F. Griswold, C. Averka, D. Hill 





1st row left to right: R. Goldrick, A. Stevens, W. Horgan, P. Downing, F Chidsey, L. Cummings 

2nd row same order: R. Gregery, W. Gratehead, F. Galvin, R. Bates, C. Gill, H. Cooper 

3rd row left to right: J. McGiverin, E. Wheeler, R. Dean, C. Cummings, P. Ineson. B. Germond, R. Brown 





1st row left to right: W. Fuller, C. Bak, D. Kelleher, D. Carney, P. Widemer, P. Keavy 
2nd row same order: H. Langway, J. Bulman, S. Wander, R. Blake, C. Tracy 





1st row left to right: G. Maloney, R. Eaten, L. Selmar. G. Drinkwater, G. Sibley, R. Brown 
2nd row same order: G. Jamieson, W. Hooper, W. Hutchinson, P. Wellington, R. Burzynski, R. Finan 
3rd row same order: R. Andrews, F. Cummings, H. MacKenzie, P. Rogers, P. Sherman, L. Kakitis, R. Vuil- 
leumier, R. DiGregorio 





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1st row left to right: B. Wolinski, W. Lawson, J. Wright, R. Read 

2nd row same order: H. Hart, M. Gautreau, R. Eames, R. MacDonald, L. Charnas 





1st row left to right: G. Desmond, R. Ballou, D. Bryer, D. MacMunn 
2nd row same order: W. Davies, R. Wiggins, S. Adams, C. Day 
3rd row same order: W. Young, F. Timson, C. Ericson, T. Pennock 






1st row left to right: R. Bishop, R. Trenholm. E. Heath, J. Ells, B. Norris 
2nd row same order: E. Parsons, H. Laauwe, D. Dodge, H. Richter, P. Handy 





Ui row left to right: D. McAllister, D. Perry, K. Doerpholz, N. DelSelva, E. Laszczyk 
2nd row same order: J. McCrea, A. Phillips, D. Morse, R. Gallant, F. Ghelli 
3rd row same order: H. McGrath, H. Metzelar, H. Kupieck, R. Jones, C. Mason 



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Isl row left to right: R. Beach, W. Baker, B. Makela, E. Cutler, R. Bradshaw, J. Roy 

2nd row same order: L. Elliott, R. Ellsworth, G. Moore, R. Smith, R. Vanlderstine, R. Somes, E. Fredenburgh 
3rd row same order: R. Jordan, L. Larson, R. Cooper, R. Girouard, J. Horgan, N. Tooley, R. Davenport, 
R. Correa, D. Ethier 



1st row left to right: D. Dzuris, P. Holden, F. Flerra, J. Rolfe, S. Murphy 
2nd row same order: F. Sullivan, W. Murdy, J. Hanson, C. Belden 









Few of us here in Stockbridge realize the trials and tribula- 
tions with which men and women of the chalk dust and red 
pencil have to contend. Many of them are still at their desks 
after twenty years and better. Rarely will you ever hear one of 
them complain about the many evenings and Sunday afternoons spent 
in grading multitudes of papers and notebooks. Nor will you ever hear 
a word against the fellow who telephoned for an explanation of a problem 
assigned the previous afternoon, just as the professor was chmbing into bed. 
We will never even begin to know just how much these teachers have 
taught us until we are confronted someday, with a real tough problem 
which will take us back to what the professor said that beautiful, warm, 
spring afternoon in 1950 when we were entertaining far pleasanter thoughts. 
If we concentrate long enough, the dawn will break, and we will have our 
answer. Good old professor came through as always. 

Let us say in parting, thanks to you, members of the faculty for the many 
hours you have spent imbedding in us the fundamentals of our intended 
occupations. May we, some day, prove our appreciation by becoming 
leaders in the industry. If we do, the credit belongs to you, because we, as 
your boys and girls, owe it to you. Thanks a million, folks; we love you. 






Mff.PUSHEE f^<JRiCuuri;l?ftL ENCimlGeRiN^ 





Amherst College B. A. 
Harvard M. A. 

Joined the Faculty 1948 

Instructor of Mathematics 



Boston University M. B. 
Boston University M. E. 
Joined the Faculty 1938 

Assistant Professor of Music 


West Virginia University B. S. 
West Virginia University M. S. 
Joined the Faculty 1948 

Instructor of Pomology 

OSCAR G. ANDERSON Assistant Professor of Pomology 

Massachusetts Agricultural College B. S. 
Joined the Faculty 1948 

LUTHER BANTA Assistant Professor of Poultry Husbandry 

Cornell University B. S. 
Joined the Faculty 1919 


University of Connecticut B. S. 
Cornell University M. S. 

Joined the Faculty 1926 

Professor of Farm Management 



University of Hawaii B. S. 

University of Massachusetts B. V. A. 
Joined the Faculty 1949 

Instructor in Horticulture 


University of Massachusetts B. S. 
Joined the Faculty 1946 

Assistant Professor of Animal 
Husbandry and Superinten- 
dent of University Farm. 


Iowa State College B. S. 
Joined the Faculty 1932 


Brigham Young University B. S. 
Joined the Faculty 1949 

Professor of Horticulture 

Instructor in Agronomy 






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JAMES W. CALLAHAN Instructor of Agricultural Economics 

University of Massachusetts B. S. 
Joined the Faculty 1948 


Massachusetts State College B. S. 
Yale University M. F. 

Joined the Faculty 1948 

Instructor of Forestry 



GLADYS M. COOK Assistant Professor of Home Economics 

Battle Creek College B. S. 

University of Massachusetts M. S. 
Joined the Faculty 1936 


University of British Columbia B. S. 
Joined the Faculty 1947 

Instructor of Agrostology 

W. ALLEN COWAN Assistant Professor of Animal Husbandry 

Massachusetts State College B. S. 
University of Minnesota M. S. 

Joined the Faculty 1946 

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Iowa State Teachers College A. B. 
Columbia University A. M. 

Joined the Faculty 1945 

Dean of Women 


Middlesex University M. D. 
Joined the Faculty 1943 


University of Tennessee B. S. 
Kansas State College M. S. 

Joined the Faculty 1948 

Assistant Professor of Hygiene 

Instructor of Agronomy 








Syracuse University B. S. 
Columbia University M. A. 
Joined the Faculty 1946 

Instructor of Home Economics 

LAWRENCE S. DICKINSON Associate Professor of Agrostology 

Massachusetts Agricultural College B. S. 
Massachusetts State College M. S. 

Joined the Faculty 1913 


Bay Path Institute 
Middlebury College A. B. 
Middlebury College M. A. 
University of London 
Joined the Faculty 1938 

Assistant Professor of English 



University of Massachusetts B. S. 
University of Wisconsin M. S. 

Joined the Faculty 1947 

Instructor of Floriculture 







Ohio University B. S. 
Joined the Faculty 1948 

Instructor of Botany 


Massachusetts State College 
Massachusetts State College 
Joined the Faculty 1948 

Instructor of Landscape Architecture 

B. S. 
M. L. A. 




JOHN N. EVERSON Assistant Professor of Agronomy 

University of Massachusetts B. S. 
University of Massachusetts M. S. 
Joined the Faculty 1938 


University of Massachusetts B. S. 
Joined the Faculty 1947 

Instructor of Dairy Industry 

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RICHARD C. FOLEY Associate Professor of Animal Husbandry 

University of Massachusetts B. S. 
University of Massachusetts M. S. 
Joined the Faculty 1932 


Ohio State University B. S. 

University of Massachusetts M. S, 
Joined the Faculty 1922 

Head of Department of Pomology 


Grinnell College A. B. 

Syracuse University M. A. 
Joined the Faculty 1948 

Placement Officer for Women 

EMORY E. GRAYSON Director of Placement Service 

Massachusetts Agricultural College B. S. 
Springfield College 
Joined the Faculty 1922 




NATHAN S. HALE Assistant Professor of Animal Husbandry 

University of Connecticut B. S. 

University of Minnesota M. S. 
Joined the Faculty 1946 

DENZEL J. HANKINSON Head of Department of Dairy Industry 

Michigan State College B. S. 

University of Connecticut M. S. 

Pennsylvania State College Ph. D. 
Joined the Faculty 1948 


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JOHN F. HANSON Assistant Professor of Entomology 

University of Massachusetts B. S. 

University of Massachusetts M. S. 

University of Massachusetts Ph. D. 
Joined the Faculty 1947 


Michigan State College B. S. 
Yale University M. F. 

Joined the Faculty 1930 

Head of Department of Forestry 


Joined the Faculty 1921 

Assistant Professor of Floriculture 


FRED P. JEFFREY Head of Department of Poultry Husbandry 

Rutgers University B. S. 

University of Massachusetts M. S. 
Joined the Faculty 1944 



Pennsylvania State College B. S. 
Joined the Faculty 1947 

Instructor of Olericulture 


STEPHEN R. KOSAKOWSKI Instructor of Physical Education 

University of Massachusetts 
Joined the Faculty 1947 

THEODORE T. KOZLOWSKI Associate Professor of Botany 

Syracuse University B. S. 

Duke University M. A. 

Duke University Ph. D. 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
University of Buffalo 
Joined the Faculty 1947 

OTTO G. KRANZ Assistant Professor of Food Management 

University of Lausanne, Switzerland B. S. 
Joined the Faculty 1945 


WALTER S. LAKE Assistant Professor of Engineering 

Fitchburg State Teachers College B. S. 
Fitchburg State Teachers College M. Ed. 
Rhode Island School of Design 
Joined the Faculty 1949 



Massachusetts State College B. S. 
University of Massachusetts M. S. 
Joined th? Faculty 1947 

Instructor of Bacteriology 



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JOHN B. LENTZ Head of Department of Veterinary Science 

Franklin and Marshall A. B. 

University of Pennsylvania V. M. D. 
Joined the Faculty 1921 


ARTHUR S. LEVINE Associate Professor of Food Technology 

University of Massachusetts B. S. 
University of Massachusetts M. S. 
University of Massachusetts Ph. D. 
Joined the Faculty 1936 

HARRY G. LINDOUIST Assistant Professor of Dairy Industry 

Massachusetts Agricultural College B. S. 
University of Maryland M. S. 

Joined the Faculty 1927 

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University of Illinois B. S. 
Iowa State College M. S. 
Iowa State College Ph. D. 
Joined the Faculty 1929 

Head of Department of Agriculturcd 


University of Massachusetts B. S. 
Yale School of Forestry M. F. 

Joined the Faculty 1948 

Instructor of Forestry 

MINER J. MARKUSON Associate Professor of Agricultural 

University of Minnesota B. S. 
Joined the Faculty 1926 



THEODORE F. MATHIEU Assistant Professor of Arboriculture 

New York State College B. S. 
Joined the Faculty 1946 

HELEN S. MITCHELL Dean of School of Home Econonnics 

Mount Holyoke College A. B. 
Yale University Ph. D. 

Joined the Faculty 1940 

EDWARD A. NEBESKY Instructor of Food Technology 

University of Massachusetts B. S. 
University of Massachusetts M. S. 
Joined the Faculty 1949 


D. H. NELSON Assistant Professor of Dairy Industry 

University of New Hampshire B. S. 

University of Missouri M. S. 

Pennsylvania State College Ph. D. 
Joined the Faculty 1945 


Ithaca College B. S. 

Cornell University M. A. 
Joined the Faculty 1947 

Assistant Professor of Speech 


Kansas State College B. S. 
Kansas State College M. S. 
Joined the Faculty 1949 

Instructor of Agronomy 



ROBERT K. PATTERSON Instructor in Agricultural Engineering 

University of Maine B. S. 
Joined tlie Faculty 1948 

ROBERT C. PERRIELLO Assistant Professor of Bacteriology 

University of Massachusetts B. S. 
Joined the Faculty 1947 


University of Massachusetts B. S. 
Joined the Faculty 1947 

Instructor of Horticulture 

GEORGE F. PUSHEE Assistant Professor of Agricultural 


University of Massachusetts 

Contractors and Builders Course with I.C.S. 

Joined the Faculty 1918 

ERNEST J. RADCLIFFE Head of Departnaent of Student Health 

University of Toronto M.D. 
Joined the Faculty 1930 



University of New Hampshire B. S. 
Yale University M. F. 

Joined Faculty 1939 

Professor of Forestry 


VICTOR A. RICE Dean of Agriculture, and 

Head of the Department of Animal Husbandry 
North Carolina State B. S. 

University of Massachusetts M. A. 
North Carolina State Dr. A. 

Joined the Faculty 1916 


New York State College B. S. 
New York State Colleee M. F. 
Joined the Faculty 1933 

Associate Professor of Forestry 

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OLIVER C. ROBERTS Associate Professor of Pomology 

Massachusetts Agricultural College B. S. 

University of Illinois M. S. 
Joined the Faculty 1926 

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DONALD E. ROSS Assistant Professor of Floriculture 

Massachusetts Agricultural College B. S. 
Joined the Faculty 1928 

WILLIAM C. SANCTUARY Professor of Poultry Husbandry 

University of Massachusetts B. S. 
University of Massachusetts M. S. 
Joined the Faculty 1922 







FRANK R. SHAW Assistant Professor of Entomology 

Massachusetts State College B. S. 

Cornell University Ph. D. 
Joined the Faculty 1935 



RUSSELL E. SMITH Associate Professor of Veterinary Science 

Massachusetts State College B. S. 
University of Pennsylvania V. M. D. 
Joined the Faculty 1948 


GRANT B. SNYDER Head of Departnxent of Olericulture 

Ontario Agricultural College B. S. A. 

Michigan State College M. S. 
Joined the Faculty 1922 

HERBERT N. STAPLETON Head of Department of Agricultural 

Kansas State College B. S. Engineering 

Kansas State College M. S. 
Joined the Faculty 1947 


Emerson College A. B. 
Joined the Faculty 1949 

Instructor of Public Speaking 


New York State College B. S. 
Yale University M. F. 

Joined the Faculty 1945 

Assistant Professor of Forestry 

ROBERT G. SWANSON Instructor of Animal Husbandry 

Massachusetts State College B. S. 
Pennsylvania State College M. S. 
Joined the Faculty 1948 


HARVEY L. SWEETMAN Assistant Professor of Entomology 

Colorado A & M B, S. 

Iowa State College M. S. 

Massachusetts Agricultural College Ph. D. 
Joined the Faculty 1930 


Iowa State College B. S. 
Joined the Faculty 1929 

Assistant Professor of Agricultural 


Boston University B. S. 
Boston University A. M. 
Joined the Faculty 1947 

Instructor of English 

CHARLES H. THAYER Assistant Professor of Agronomy 

Massachusetts Agricultural College 
Massachusetts State College 
Cornell State College - Summer School 
Iowa State College - Summer School 
Joined the Faculty 1919 

CLARK L. THAYER Dean of Horticulture 

and Head of Department of Floriculture 

Massachusetts Agricultural College B. S. 
Cornell University 
Joined the Faculty 1919 

JAMES T. TIMBERLAKE Instructor in Animal Husbandry 

University of Massachusetts B. S. 
Joined the Faculty 1949 


RUTH J. TOTMAN Professor of Physical Education for Women 

New Jersey College for Women B. S. 
University of Pittsburgh M. Ed. 

Joined the Faculty 1943 


Michigan State College B. S. 
University of Michigan M. S., Ph. D 
Joined the Faculty 1936 

Professor of Wildlife Management 



University of Maine B. S. 
Joined the Faculty 1949 

Teaching Fellow in Agronomy 


ALDEN P. TUTTLE Assistant Professor of Vegetable Growing 

Massachusetts Agricultural College B. S. 
Pennsylvania State College M. S. 

Joined the Faculty 1929 


Joined the Faculty 1923 

Assistant Professor of Poultry Husbandry 


Clark University A. B. 
Cornell University M. A. 
Cornell University Ph. D. 
Joined the Faculty 1949 

Assistant Professor of English 




Miami University B. S. 
Joined the Faculty 1947 

Instructor of English 


Curry College B. S. O. 

Boston University M. A. 
Joined the Faculty 1946 

Instructor of Speech 


Massachusetts State College B. S. 
Massachusetts State College M. S. 
Joined the Faculty 1938 

Instructor of Agrononny 


Quotable Quotes Or What They Say' 

Director Verbeck "Will you please assist me " 

Prof. Barrett "Now that's jv3t good farm management." 

Dr. Lentz "I guess we're not playing in the same league." 

Prof. Banta "It's under the burlap." 

Prof. Dickinson "Are we getting anywhere?" 

Mrs. Wright "Alright Now." 

Mr. J. F. Anderson "Somebody's gonna leave the class, and when they do . ." 

Prof. Finnegan "Pardon my vernacular, but . . ." "These Characters." 

Mr. Swanson "Hey you guys! You're supposed to be doing your own 


Mr. Cornish "Open the window." 

Prof. Sanctuary "Now that's an excellent question!" 

Prof. Cowan "Hey, Look here boy!" 

Prof. Snyder "To a greater or lesser degree." 

Prof. Zak "That's right! That's right!" 

Prof. Hubbard "I wouldn't take this to be the gospel, but . . ." 

Prof. Tague "Yesss! Yesss!" 

Doctor Nelson "Makes no never mind." 

Prof. Blundell "What have we got here? I never saw this before!" 

Mr. Patterson "Don't do as I do — Do as I say!" 

Mr. Durrell "Good Morning, men!" 


CLASS of 1949 

Anthony J. Ackerman 
Henry D. Ainsworth, Jr. 
Patricia Aldrich Ames 
Ellis N. Allen 
George W. Aptt, Jr. 
Paul E. Baraforth 
Joseph W. Barnhill 
Bruce M. Barter 
Phillip W. Bartlett 
Donald R. Batchelder 
Herbert D. Bates 
Joseph E. Beatty, Jr. 
Franklin H. Blackman, Jr. 
Harry M. Boissoneault 
William A. Bowers, Jr. 
William J. Boyd 
Ralph C. Breed 
Richard T, Broderick 
Vernon L. Brooks 
Stanley J. Buczynski 
Robert S. Burley 
Stanley B. Buss 
George A. Codiero 
Walter D. Campbell, Jr. 
Clarence D, Cash 
Walter F. Chace 
Frank R. Chadbourne 
James F. Chretien 
Harold E. Coleman 
Edward F. Conley 
Edward H. Cotton 
Nelson E. Crafts 
William H. Crowell 
Robert R. Cunningham 
James A. Darling 
Gordon H. Davidson 
Henry F. Davis HI 
Robert M. Degan 
John J. Deslauriers 
Joseph Dirico 
Richard B. Dowley 
Charles E. Drake 
Everett F. Drumm 
Joseph L. Eggleston 
Donald R. Ellis 
James P. Emerson 
Harrison B. Fecteau 
Harry A. Flood, Jr. 
Edward Fontenella 
C. Peter Frankenberg 
John H. Frazier 
Paul J. Frederick 
Charles A. Frost 
Alexander Galanis 
George N. Galusha, Jr. 

James C. Geneva 
Charles G. Giacobbe 
Aaron I. Gotlib 
Lawrence E. Graham 
Fred R. Grandy 
Francis N. Grinnell 
Richard S. Hannum 
John N. Harbilas 
Donald M. Hawes 
Edwin S. Haves 
Elmer R. Hill 
William S. Holmes 
Robert A. Honnans 
Alice L. Howarth 
Hugh F. Hubbard 
Merrill K. Hussey 
Herbert C. Hutchings, Jr. 
Paul J. Jennings 
Warren W. Jermain 
George E. Jones, Jr. 
William H. Kennedy 
Andrew G. Ketchen, Jr. 
Roy W. Kimball, Jr. 
Loren M. King, Jr. 
Kenneth B. Kirk 
Jacob Kupelian 
Norman B. Ladd 
Lyndon W. Lafley 
Allen O. Leskinen 
Frances B. Lyman, Jr. 
Thomas P. Lyons 
Donald Mackay, Jr. 
Harry L. Mackinnon, Jr. 
Herbert A. Mague 
Christopher Makrides 
George C. Margosis 
Donald O. Martin 
Frank L. Merrill, Jr. 
Frank R. Miano 
Carolyn M. Miller 
Frederick L. Millett 
Donald L. Mitchell 
John D. Moffatt 
William L Moore 
Raymond J. Morocco 
Edward T. Morrison, Jr. 
Grayden F. Moses 
William S. Newhall 
Gilbert W. Nichols 
Emil O. Nilsson 
Alvin E. Nix 
Lawrence M. Nixon 
Justin Y. Nuttleman 
Victor Oliveira 
Kayem Ovian 

Geoffrey E. Page 
John A. Page 
Ernest J. Parsons, Jr. 
Otis H. Peluso 
Vincent Pietraszka, Jr. 
Arthur E. Plourde 
Arthur P. Prentiss, Jr. 
Victor H. Randolph 
Roy W. Reinhold, Jr. 
Leo C. Roberge, Jr. 
Robert C. Roehlrich 
Robert J. Rogers 
David P. Roney, Jr. 
Richard S. Royle 
Raymond A. Salvie 
Sumner G. Schwartz 
Gordon L. Scotland, Jr. 
Peter O. Senecal, Jr. 
Richard E. Shelnut 
Winston K. Sherman 
Malcolm E. Shorey 
Frank L. Shufelt 
Daniel R. Silvar 
Charles G. Simmons 
Bernard J. Simoneau 
David Smarsh 
Clarence B. Smith 
Lindsey E. Smith, Jr. 
Remo G. Sodanc 
Ralph M. Souza, Jr. 
Jason W, Squires 
William Stasinos 
Frank Stewart 
Arthur F. Stiles, Jr. 
John H, Stone 
Walter V. Stranger 
Oscar O. St. Thomas, Jr. 
John F. Sullivan 
Paul Sullivan 
William N. Swain 
John H. Thibault 
Dwight S. Tiffany 
Donald W. Toelken 
Ernest C. Verrill 
Albert T. Wark 
Edward A. Wasielewski 
Joseph V. Waters 
Chester P. Wedrychowski 
Gilbert E. Wheeler 
Donald H. Whelpley 
Frank J. Whisenant 
Earl R. Williams 
Joseph H. Witaszek 
George E. Wood 
Willis C. Woodruff 


We the members of the Shorthorn Board take this moment to sincerely thank 
those persons who aided us in this yearbook. 

To President Van Meter, for his excellent message on our departure and his 
fine dedication message, we give our sincere thanks. 

To Director Verbeck, who has given over a quarter of a century of service 
to Stockbridge, we give our thanks for his very timely message, which so effectively 
rounded out the theme of our yearbook. 

To Professor Barrett we send, in a uniform loud voice, the cheers of the 
whole Shorthorn Board, for there never could be a better advisor for a yearbook. 
Thanks a million, "Pop." 

To Professor DuBois for his patience and unlimited cooperation in guiding 
us over the perils of correct, . ; - <ff , along with writing a fine article on Carlton 
Stockbridge, we send a hearty thank you. 

To Miss Tarantino and Mrs. Wright we send bouquets for the many pages 
of copy checked for us. 

To our two stand-bys in all various emergencies. Miss Martin and Miss 
Heffernan, for their wonderful help in gathering information and statistics, we send 
roses in appreciation. 

To Mrs. Sienkiewicz, for her aiding us with placement statistics, we certainly 
send our thanks. 

To Mrs. George Gibavic, whose excellent work made the photography in 
this yearbook a pleasurable sight to view. 

To Miss Gawthrop our thanks for her fine message to the girls of Stockbridge. 

To Professor Cole our heartfelt thanks each time we read his fine forecast 
for our generation. 

To Professor Vondell, whose knowledge of photography was a great boon to 
the Shorthorn, we are very grateful. 

To Mr. Grayson, who injected his humorous experiences into a placement 
training message, we extend thanks, and hope for further word from him. 

To Professors Dickinson, Mclver, Charles Thayer and Mr. Lincoln Barnes, 
who aided us greatly, we send our thanks. 

To Mr. H. E. Kinsman and his assistants, we owe a deep vote of thanks for 
their timely advice and aid in our photography. 

To James Galvin, our sincere thanks for his great aid for the art contributions 
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