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The 1977 Stosag presents this yearbook in
hopes that it might touch all of you in some
way, and clear away any cobwebs that may
develop when Stockbridge becomes part of
your memories. We have tried to portray life
as it was these two years and what it might
have been like if you were to attend Stock-
bridge at a different time in history. As you
read through these pages we hope you will
find things which will interest you and which
you can relate to. If this book can make you
live through your stay here at college again,
then we have accomplished what we set out to
"It was but yesterday we met in a dream but now our sleep has
fled and our dream is over, and it is no longer dawn. The noontide is
upon us and our half waking has turned to a fuller day, and we must
part. If in the twilight of memory we should meet once more, we
shall speak again together and you shall sing to me a deeper song.
And if our hands should meet in another dream we shall build
another tower in the sky."
This exerpt taken from THE PROPHET by Kahlil Gilbran
compares each stage of your life to a dream. Life is a progression of
dreams in which many changes take place; some are not. Many
things influence change and because they can be intricate, one can
usually bring on another. As you go through life, you are confronted
with many problems which will make change necessary. In finding
the solutions to these problems, you sometimes find others also
searching. You become unified looking for a common goal.
Agriculture, for example, has made many turns with arms
branching out in all directions. At one time agriculture required
people who could do every aspect of farming, that is planting and
caring of plants and raising and caring of animals, to be successful.
In other words he had to be a "man of all trades." This system
worked fine when one's world centered around the small contained
community of the feudal lords. Now because of the demand for
improvement, superiority, technology, and world trade, agriculture
has moved right along with change. It has become one of the most
specialized and diversified of fields; encompassing actual working
of the land, research, medicine and disease control, marketing,
landscaping and many more.
All changes have pros and cons which sometimes make it very
hard to stand on one side or the other. Hopefully, you will go with
an open mind to except or reject certain changes that will influence
your life and others. Stockbridge has given you the basic ground
work and the confidence in yourself to proceed to the next stage of
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Table Of Conten
Dean's Letter 6
Miss Reynold's Letter 8
Special Events ... 11
SSA History 84
Attitudinal Changes 20's And
It is often said that "historically, many things that
occur are cyclic in nature". In the case of student attitu-
dinal changes over the past five decades, I would have to
say that they have been somewhat cyclic. Attitudes of
Stockbridge students from the early 20's to 60's were not
too different from those today, socially positive.
It should be stated here and now, that the general
attitudes of Stockbridge students during the turbulent,
late 60's did not swerve toward the radical side anywhere
near as much as students in other colleges and schools.
Why? Who knows for sure? I believe it was partly due to
the fact that they came from good, solid families who
had to work hard for what they had and that students
knew what they wanted out of education before they
came to Stockbridge. They HAD A PURPOSE and it
recieved top priority. Stockbridge students tended to
believe that were better ways to change society than
through violence and total revolution.
The purpose and attitudes that I have refered to
haven't changed all that much from the early 60's when I
first came here from Industry. Students now as well as
then, come here to learn and gain expertise so that they
can become caring citizens in society. Perhaps many are
not or never were the loud, aggressive activists we meet
on campus but I know they are dedicated to making this
state, this country and the world a better place to live.
As I have often stated to many parents, industry per-
sons, alumni and people within academia, I have to take
my hat off to you young people today for your positive
attitude toward the general conservation of energy, seek-
ing alternative ways to make our surroundings more
satisfying and beautiful. From your positive attitudes, I
think that society in the future will be one which we all
look forward to being a part.
What Am I Doing Here?
I used to ask myself that question. Here I am, a Medi-
cal Technologist, registered by the American Society of
Clinical Pathologists, with a B.S. in Microbiology and an
M.S. in Public Health. How on earth did I manage to get
into Agriculture? Other people still ask me that ques-
tion. "What can you contribute to agriculture?", they
say. The answer is very simple but not understood by the
uninformed. A great deal! There are opportunities for all
types of people in agriculture.
A few years ago, I wrote an article for the 1975 STO-
SAG, in which I compared agriculture to an iceberg.
Only about one-third of the agricultural picture is visi-
ble; the submerged two-thirds consists of peole just like
me. There are so many-geneticists, physiologists, nutri-
tionists, psychologists, ecologists, and pathologists. We
also have accountants, economists, biometricians, dietri-
cians, textile experts, lawyers, engineers, veterinarians
Let's take me as an example. How did I get involved
and where do I fit in? I had no early background for
working in agriculture. Some people think that if you
live in a small town, you are familiar with agriculture.
Not so! A small town consists of houses fairly close
together like a city. It's just that there are fewer of them.
When I came to work for the Department of Veterinary
and Animal Sciences in 1949, doing bacteriology on milk
samples, I didn't even know that a cow had only four
faucets. I thought any number could play. I finally got
the number four firmly fixed in my mind without con-
fessing my ignorance-than someone crossed me up with
pigs and goats! I also didn't know that a cow had to have
a calf a year to produce milk. But I listened and I
learned; and the happiest twenty-six years of my life
have been spent putting to use, in the field of agricul-
ture, the knowledge I gained and the different type of
education I had. I have had the satisfaction of knowing
that through the research I did, I contributed much to
the welfare of farm animals; that through my diagnostic
services, I helped to identify and thus control many
diseases of these animals (most rewarding were those
seldom or never before reported in the United States);
and that through my teaching I have managed to impart
much of my information to some of you so that you can
continue to solve future problems. My particular area of
expertise has been as useful in agriculture as anywhere
As Associate Director, I continue to listen and learn to
be sure more from an administrative standpoint, but the
general knowledge I have gained in other fields of agri-
culture allows me to help Dr. Denison run the Stock-
bridge School of Agriculture and to counsel our students
wisely. I am acutely aware of, and enthusiastic about,
the many fine programs and course offerings of our
majors. I am proud of the very competent graduates we
produce and the highly successful alumni we have who
have made many worthwhile contributions to our land.
Chickens hate me, I am still afraid of large animals,
and I continue to have a "brown thumb". But I belong
Wine & Cheese Party
The Wine and Cheese Party, funded by the Senior
Class, provides the incoming freshmen the chance to
meet other Stockbridge freshmen and seniors. Also
it's intention is to introduce the students to the close-
ness the school is unique for.
For the Senior Class Officers, acquainting the
freshmen to Stockbridge is their first concern. There
is little time to be wasted because the two year stay is
The night started with conversation between
friends; over wine, cheese and beer. As the number of
people increased the refreshments diminished; no one
worried. Time got later, refreshments got fewer and if
you were lucky you found a table with a bottle of wine
handy. You made friends quickly because you just
couldn't handle pushing your way through the people
hovering around the refreshment area. People meet-
ing people, the intentions met . . until the unspeak-
able words were heard "the beer and wine is all gone".
You could hear a few unsatisfied people complaining
but most just continued on with their now involved
conversations. The crowd thinned, the empty cups
and bottles were more visible to those who stayed
behind and the Senior Officers looked at each other
and probably said "Thank God".
The night was a success.
The second of many activities of
Stockbridge was sponsored by
Stoso. Halloween is thought of by
some to be a time especially for
youngsters but as you can see
adults can enjoy the time just as
well or maybe better. Thanks to
smart planning there was enough
candy to last most of the night.
One highlight of the night was
the Halloween Parade which
brought the spooks, witches, an-
gels and devils, and many unique
creatures out of their hiding
places. Surprisingly they all blend-
ed in and complimented each oth-
er as they passed the judges stand.
The decisions were hard for the
judges; they even had to have the
crowd's choice at one point. The
Soils Bags placed first, the Angel
and Devil combination took sec-
ond, and the Martians landed
At the end of the night little was
left of this Halloween visit but it is
sure that it will return next year.
So if anyone tells you Halloween is
for children just send them to
Stockbridge next year at this time.
Guess what? No rain, and we almost didn't make that
as the day started out with a hint of showers. Many
prayers were answered.
The gathering at Farley Lodge brought the Stockies
together once again. Hamburgs and hot dogs were
cooked all day, and frisbee games took quite a few peo-
ple's interest. Those who weren't interested in the games
held their own type of entertainment, but all seemed
Thanks to Stoso and all who helped to make the day
in fall a remembered one.
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To add to the list of festive
occasions, of which Stockies are
a part, the Holly Jolly fell next
in line. A semi-formal, dinner
dance celebrating Christmas
and the coming of intersession.
The dinner, December 17,
started for some with lines of
friends at the buffet tables
while others waited at their ta-
bles and have cocktails. As the
night proceeded, Cutty Sark en-
tertained us with music; every-
one danced and enjoyed them-
selves. Many old friendships
were strengthened as new
friendships were kindled as the
Christmas Spirit unfurled. A
visit from Saint Nick and more
dancing made an enjoyable
time for all, even Stoso mem-
bers. Those who were last to
leave could see the remnants of
the good time.
On March 10 afternoon Stoso
was well on its way to ready it-
self for the next Stockbridge
function. Tables set, floral ar-
rangements scattered about, the
school seal up, reception table
ready and dinner being catered
for 325 Stockies and friends.
Tender prime rib, baked po-
tato and vegetables started out
the formal get together. After
ample time was given to diges-
tion and preparation for the
night a variety of awards were
given. The awards were given to
show appreciation to: Sport-
persons; Outstanding Profes-
sors, Stockies, and Administra-
tors. Dean Denison gave an ex-
cellent speech up-lifting all.
Then Winds of Change caught
everyone's attention and the
dance floor came alive. Every-
one enjoyed themselves with
dance and party as a few watch-
ful eyes made sure everything
For the most part it did and
seemingly the night was over,
before it even started, but not
Class Of '77
Kathrine S. Abbott
Nancy J. Alves
Thomas J. Anischik
William A. Ashly
Daniel J. Barry
Ellenor F. Beauvias
Angela L. Burgess
Stephen K. Chicoine
Robert D. Childs Jr.
Kathrine M. Ciak
Daniel W. Coates
Bruce M. Comak
Robert R. Cutler
Helen L. Dalbeck
Jeffrey J. Darsch
Nancy D. DiPietro
Karl A. Drechsler
Barbara L. Duffey
Lynn N. Dunphy
Leo V. Eldredge
Deirdre A. Farquhar
James M. Harrigan
Lynn A. Hayward
Cory L. Heath
William J. Heintz
April K. Hollister
Paul J. Jamrog
Gary S. Karakula
Mark J. Ledoux
Harvey T. Lenon
Daniel R. Lynch
James H. McAuliffe
John T. McLean
Michael E. Millane
Eileen M. Morse
Marsha H. Nute
Jeffrey R. O'Donal
Mary A. Pepka
Robert A. Ruszala
Frederick W. Sheard
Ronald R. Shillady
Gary W. Soares
Paul M. Souza
David M. Sullender
James M. Sullivan
Mary K. Sweeney
Cheryl M. Sylvester
Joseph A. Toste
Deane C. Van
John D. Varner
Valerie L Voegtlin
Kathline M. Watson
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The trip to Rochester Inn, Rochester, Vermont
brought a few of the freshmen closer together. With
various activities such as skiing, hiking, and partying,
friendships grew. But Uke all weekend ventures this
one came and went like a puff of wind, leaving only
An eight o'clock class . . .
There's nothing to eat but Life.
That's life. What is life?
It's not even a city.
"Crazy and wild and free ..."
I can deal with reality.
Why should I put up with this?
No cigarettes . . .
I'm dying for a piece of reality.
Unload, break away,
Skip the nine-o-five.
And all the rest.
Here's a UMass bus
And it's going one way.
A door prize, Archway cookies,
and wine . . .
The Chesterfield Gorge:
Aladin's College Ice Shop:
A waitress - friendly.
This was a wine and cheese affair planned by a Stock-
bridge senior, Mary Pepita, and was funded by the
Senate. On the night of April 6, many came together,
once more to hear talented people perform music. Ever-
ett Tyler, Michael O'Brien and company, and a few
other soloists played throughout the night as people
socialized, listened and enjoyed their surroundings.
Don't let anyone tell you college life is just a passing
experience. Friendship, love, and spirit are everlasting.
It's finally Saturday, April 23, a
day we all thought would never come,
the Livestock Classic.
As I headed towards the barns for
the final time I began to really get
scared as to what was ahead of me
For three weeks myself and about
ninety others have sworn, cried, and
laughed with an animal we thought
would never shape up. It's hard to
express how it feels to be dragged by
your cows across the barnyard on
your face, and know you have to get
up and fight back as much as you'd
like to quit; or the feeling in the bot-
tom of your stomach when you come
down to clip the snowy white sheep
you left the day before and find she
ripped her jacket off and was filthy
As I stood waiting beside the door
to Grinnell Arena, I looked around
and saw that everyone was putting
final touches on their animals. The
pigs were being powered, the horses
manes were being braided, and the
cows tails were being teased into big
puffs of what looked to be cotton
Finally, 9 o'clock came and the first
class went into the ring. All the fear,
excitement, and tension disappeared
as I concentrated on the judge. Then
my final prayers were answered as
the judge made his decision and I be-
came first in my class. My smile re-
turned. The ribbons were handed
out, and along with everyone else, I
let out a sigh of relief as I left the
arena in one piece.
As I laid in bed Saturday night, I
thought how nice it would be to sleep
late, not having to go to the barns,
and what it would be like to walk
across campus without people turn-
ing away because of the smell. Still, in
the back of my mind I knew that I'd
miss the new friends I had made, and
the animal I had learned to love.
On Sunday morning I, as well as
many others, proved to ourselves that
it wouldn't be easy to walk away from
the barns as we had previously had
thought. We all had to stop by, just
one more time to give our animals
that little extra treat they deserved.
The good Lord tested our fortitude by drenching Am-
herst during the April 22-24 First Annual Alumni Week-
end. We lived up to our heritage and had a great time of
socializing with ourselves, the faculty and administra-
tors and the current students. From the 1101 Campus
Center cocktail party on Friday, through the Stock-
bridge Hall lectures, Grinnell Arena Livestock Classic,
Southwest meals and socials, to the singing in front of
the fireplace in Farley Lodge at the Spring Picnic on
Sunday afternoon; we as an Alumni Asso., probably
never spent more time on campus. It was fantastic being
here, relaxing, talking of old and new experiences with
friends and not watching the clock in anticipation of the
drive home. The walks around campus in wind and rain
and riding to the dairy barn in South Deerfield and the
fruit orchards in Belchertown in the student busses gave
us many opportunities to chat, laugh, and get better
Special thanks are due to Cheryl Sylvester, Carlyn
Appleton and Brian Kelly who were our active laison to
the students, to Dean Denison who gets the impossible
done, and to the faculty for giving us their time on
campus and on tours. Our faculty have the total com-
mittment that we in agriculture live each day and expect
from teachers who love their vocation.
Jim Mulcahy '60
The Spring Picnic this year was a great
rainy day for those who came. A few alumni
and some students showed up at Farley
Lodge to enjoy hotdogs and hamburgers and
to sit around the fire and talk. The beer went
down as fast the rain and the food was good
With cribbage games, and a few wet frisbee
tosses we got our workout so we could con-
sume some more beer and burgers.
Definitely a great rainy day well worth
walking through the rain to join our friends.
EDITOR IN CHIEF
LAYOUT AND DESIGN,
David Hanson, Geoff MacDuff,
Steve Nugent, Jeff O'Donal,
Steve Anderson, Chuck Bram-
hall. Bob Childs, Gail Desisto,
Maureen Golden, Ron Johnson,
Mike Leonardo, Sue Phillips,
Donna Bedigian, Sue Sinclair
EUenor Beauvais, April Hollis-
Terry Bartholomew, Kim Peck,
Charlyn Bristol, George Clark
No, it's not the four legged kind; it's
our school paper. A dedicated staff
prints this paper twice a month. Work
ranges from writing articles, typing
stencils, printing them, collecting,
stapling, and distributing. The content
consists of information concerning
school events, articles concerning school
policies and decision, short stories, and
poetry. Sometimes there are complica-
tions and not enough time, but usually
time spent working on the paper is fun
and a lot of laughs.
The Stockbridge Senate is a body
of representatives from each major
and club who oversee the spending
and budgeting of Recognized Student
Organizations in Stockbridge. Com-
mittees of the Senate are: Athletic,
A.T.G., Board of Governors, Class,
Constitutional Revision, Educational
Qualities, Judiciary, Parliamentar-
ian, Public Relations, S.G.A., Shorth-
orn, S.S.A., Stosag, Stoso, Ways and
Means and others.
The Senate is the biggest link be-
tween majors, bringing students from
different fields together. Without the
Senate, Stockbridge would be with-
Stoso began as a senior honorary
society; later changing to the Stoso we
know now - a service organization
serving Stockbridge students and their
Stoso's annual activities include the
following: Fall Picnic, Halloween Party,
Spring Progress Banquet, and Spring
This year they have had great turnouts
because the people involved have
worked very hard to make the events
well known. Stockbridge is a unique
part of the University and Stoso helps
keep that uniqueness alive.
Carlyn Appleton - Pres.
Debbie Buckley - V.P.
Donna Bedigian - Sec.
Sue Phillips - Treas.
What is S.S.A.? The redhouse, the farmers, parties,
pledging, good times, bad times, animals, people, house
We began as an idea, but through human struggle and
intense thought we became a reality.
S.S.A. isn't just an ordinary sorority. It is a house of
Stockbridge women with diversified talents and ideas. It is
designed to be close enough to hold the sisterhood together,
but far enough apart to stimulate individuality, personal
initiative, and self-reliance.
With a house of 21 active sisters we have done some
unusual activities like: a picnic, Thanksgiving and Easter
dinners on the livingroom floor, pledge formal dinner
dance, B.Y.O.B. parties, parent's day barbecue, Christmas
party, and meetings with other people to learn more about
So what is S.S.A. ? You tell me. "S.S.A. , it is a sisterhood
all the way; now it looks as though we are here to stay. We
believe in S.S.A."
Bill Ferrara - V.P.
Wayne Wallace - Treas.
Kevin Stuart - Sec. Fall
Arnold Fischer - Sec. Spring
A.T.G., while upholding fraternal ideals, is
not a typical fraternity. Membership is limited
to Stockbridge males allowing for more than a
close co-existance; a common agricultural back-
ground provides a source of knowledge from
which all benefit. As an alternative to a concrete
cubicle, A.T.G. offers a warm home to share with
others. It provides home cooked meals instead of
mass produced food. The brothers of the house
leave Stockbridge with more than an under-
standing of agriculture; they step out into life
with a deeper understanding of themselves and
people around them. There's a sense of security
in knowing you always have a home to come
Something good can be said for
those who get involved with student
activities; students, faculty and
members of the community. It's such
a good experience to deal with people
in different stages of life. In guiding
us to the right paths, they teach us
many things, and hopefully they
benefit in some way too. We thank
Professor Herbert Spindler is one
of those who stepped forward to help
students in their endeavors. In Sep-
tember of 1976 he was asked to advise
the Stosag staff in its difficult task of
putting together a successful publica-
tion which would try to sum up two
years of college life. The staff would
like to extend our gratitude for his
contributions at meetings and hope
he continues to be an active faculty
member concerned with student
groups. Thank you from us all.
Jona Mnt Ergnalda
Each year the STOSAG staff has a very hard decision
to make, to whom the yearbook should be dedicated.
This year we chose a very special person who has given
her all for the benefit of others.
Miss lona Mae Reynolds started on her venture to
success when she received a B.S. degree in Bacteriology
from UMass. in 1941. From there she held positions such
as: Chief Clinical Chemist, Instructor of Medical Tech-
nology, and Assistant Head Technologist in New Britain
General Hospital (Conn.) until 1948. Returning to
UMass. for her M.S. degree in Public Health, which was
received in 1957, she became involved with the Veteri-
nary Science Dept. Miss Reynolds climbed another step
when she was appointed Co-Investigator in research pro-
jects related to animal diseases. Also, at this time she
taught Stockbridge and University students lab chemis-
try. Her knowledge of bacteriology and clinical lab meth-
ods has made an impact on the science world and on her
students. Miss Reynolds is the author and co-author of
many research papers in the field of Veterinary Microbi-
ology, some of which opened new doors. From there,
with backing from many good people, she went steadily
forward. In August of 1972 she moved into the Associate
Director's position at Stockbridge, assisting Dean Deni-
son. She has given many dedicated years to research and
teaching, proving her capabilities all the way.
Realizing how much she has accomplished and how
much she still contributes, we must admire the Stock-
bridge spirit within her. Yes, Miss lona Reynolds does
give her "body, heart, and soul to dear old Stockbridge"
and is known as one of Stockbridge's ardent followers.
Thank you, Miss Reynolds, for being just that.
Class of 1977
Four And One Half Billion
The world population is approaching four and a half
billion people. With this large number of people there is a
need for large quantities of food. Along with large quanti-
ties there is a need for technology that will develop new
ideas for Agriculture.
The field of Agricultural Business is the approach to
solving many of the world food problems. With only four
percent of the United States population in Agriculture,
there is a need for trained individuals.
The Stockbridge School offers the training required. The
major of Agricultural Business Management instructs indi-
viduals in fields of accounting, marketing, business law,
management, economics, taxation and many other business
techniques. The major also offers a wide variety of electives
that can develop a broad minded outlook on agriculture.
The major also offers a business club, the "Accounting
Club". It is organized by the students to discuss their views
with outside businessmen.
Professor Deane Lee, Assistant Professor of Food
and Agricultural Economics, graduated from the Uni-
versity of Massachusetts in 1947 with a Bachelors
Degree in Animal Science. From there he went on to
receive his Masters in Agricultural Economics. He has
done some graduate work at the University of Con-
necticut, Brown, Clark, and Harvard University.
During World War II he served in the Army, sta-
tioned in the Phillipines. Upon his return to the states
he taught Vocational Agriculture at New Salem Acad-
emy for two years. Before coming to teach at U Mass.,
Professor Lee spent five years as a full time farmer.
He still has his farm in Conway, Mass. but now de-
votes much of his time teaching. On his farm he raises
hay and has a few animals.
Professor Lee has been teaching at the University
for 22 years. He started with one year in Animal
Science and now is in the Dept. of Food and Agricul-
tural Economics. Four year students have had him for
American Agricultural Development, a course dealing
with the history of agriculture. Here at Stockbridge
we know Professor Lee for his courses in Business
Law, Agricultural Business Management, and part
time agriculture. He often uses incidents from his own
life to illustrate points in his classes.
When not teaching or working on the farm. Profes-
sor Lee participates in numerous historical organiza-
tions and professional groups. He is also the chairman
of the Curriculum Committee of his dept. What sets
Professor Lee apart from his colleagues is his amount
of practical farming experience.
James B. Marcum is a professor of genetics at the
Stockbridge School of Agriculture. He has received de-
grees in Animal Science with specialization in meats at
Pyle University, in divinity at the Mid Western Baptist
Theological Seminary, and at the University of Missouri
he received his PhD in Animal Breeding and Genetics.
He is a very active man in many clubs and national
organizations. Around town he is the vice-president of
the Amherst Camera Club and is also the music director
at his church. He is a member of the American Society of
Animal Science, the Society for the Advancement of
Science, the American Genetic Association, and others.
Three years ago Professor Marcum developed a spe-
cialized staining technique which allows for the identifi-
cation of individual chromosomes. At a science confer-
ence in Reading, England in August, 1976 he presented
this major breakthrough, and as a result over thirty
scientists are now working in this area. He has had a
more recent development in the area of cytogenetics, but
it is still in the beginning stages and needs more re-
He has been teaching at this school for six years and
has enjoyed it. The students who are truely interested in
learning are what he says makes it all worthwhile. He
stresses the importance that the profession you enter
will not answer all your questions and that you must
continually strive to expand in new directions.
Both Sides Now
The Animal Science major studies animals from both a
front and rear view. The front or head view includes
courses in agricultural business management, marketing,
breeding, animal diseases, animal products, nutrition, ento-
mology, soil sciences, anatomy and physiology. Different
farm animals are studied in poultry management, livestock
production, dairy cattle management, and light horse man-
agement. The rear view of driving offers practical exper-
ience with animals in labs, the livestock classic, animal
judging, and feeding.
Having looked at both sides, the Stockbridge Animal
Science students have many possible career opportunities.
There are jobs in agricultural related industries, farm en-
terprises, and state, federal, and private agencies. Of
course, some will continue their education at other schools.
Career expectations include working for a veterinarian,
testing for mastitis, owning a farm, working on a farm,
going on to another school, and working at a dog track.
Trained In The Field
Arboriculture, the care of shade and ornamental trees, is
becoming more important in Massachusetts as people be-
gin to realize their importance in every day life. The course
includes large tree moving, treatment of tree diseases, me-
chanical injuries, identification and control of tree insect
pests, and fertilizing. The course also covers aspects such as
learning to climb (optional), how to use ropes, safety stan-
dards, and how to operate a chainsaw.
Placement is required during the second semester. Stu-
dents will obtain on the job training to be able to expand
their knowledge of the subject.
Park management prepares the student in various as-
pects of land use. The course includes general forest man-
agement, park formation and expansion to meet public
needs. Park formation knowledge will inevitably be needed
in the future, allowing jobs for those men trained in the
This program permits a student to enter two, closely
related and expanding professions. Many phases of Park
Management and Arboriculture are not only related but
A. B. Cole
Mary Beth Kirkham
Professor Gordon King was born in Glen Ridge, New
Jersey. He studied at North Carolina State and received
his Bachelor Degree in Forestry at Michigan State. With
this background he went to work for the Firestone Rub-
ber Company in Liberia, West Africa. Four years later in
1945, Professor King returned to this country to become
the Assistant Arborist of Lansing, Michigan.
In 1955 he joined the ranks of Stockbridge as Assis-
tant Professor of Arboriculture. By 1956 he received his
Master Degree from U Mass and attained full professor-
ship. Since coming to Stockbridge, Professor King has
been closely involved with students and alumni. He
served six years as Advisor for the Student Senate. The
bulletin board outside his office is filled with notices of
seminars, information about training sessions and certi-
fication exams and letters from people throughout the
country telling about job opportunities in the field for
both placement students and graduates.
He has written many articles which appeared in pro-
fessional publications and is a member of the Interna-
tional Shade Tree Conference and the New England
Park Association. He also attends many regional, nation-
al, and international tree meetings.
In 1971 he was sent for thirty days to Liberia by the
Peace Corps to evaluate their work. In this country he is
presently working with OSHA, Occupational Safety and
Health Association, in reviewing safety standards for the
park and forest service, and the chainsaw, telephone,
and utility industries. They meet twice a year to analyse
why accidents happen in these fields and how they can
be prevented through regulation and education. Profes-
sor King would like to see more and better education of
the workers than more government regulation, but ad-
mits that both are necessary.
When Professor King is not teaching, he relaxes on his
85 acre farm in Leverett where he raises beef, sheep,
Christmas trees, and runs a bait shop. He has four grand-
children he takes trout fishing in one of the three brooks
on his farm.
"Doc" Rosenau came from a Con-
necticut farm of poultry and sheep,
learning at an early age to appreci-
ate the natural things in life.
Through many years of hard work
and long hours he has established
strong roots in agriculture. With a
B.S. from Yale in '47; a M.S. from
UConn in '50; and a Ph.D. from
Penn State in '60, he found that the
farther he delved into agriculture
the more he became interested in it.
The Doc is a member of Sigma Psi, a
national scientific organization, and
the American Society of Agronomy.
He has also been an active partici-
pant of the Senate as Advisor for
two years, offering explanations and
help when needed.
Dr. Rosenau has shown a great
interest in boron, a micro-nutrient
in the soil of greenhouses; but be-
cause of heavy teaching require-
ment time, experimentation has
been cut short. In Waltham he has
done some research on the calcium,
phosphorous and boron interactions
in the incidence of "Scorch" in Eas-
ter lilies, and the calcium/boron ef-
fects on carnations. "Scorch" is a
condition caused, probably, by
super phosphate fertilization and
can be overcome by adding calcium
to the soil. He wanted to know what
effected boron deficiency and if it
was correlated with "Scorch". He
found that boron def. caused a dif-
ferent condition called Marginal
Leaf Burn and could not be helped
by the addition of calcium. Also he
used the Traditional Mineral Soil
Test and Organic Soil Test to deter-
mine the amount of boron in the soil
and found that both tests were not
sufficient and said that he would be
continuing research on finding a
good test for greenhouse soil when
time permits. In addition to these
experiments, he wrote a report in
the PLANT DISEASE REPORT-
ER, on boron def. in roses.
On a recent sabbatical leave, Dr.
Rosenau went to the Mid West to
learn more about "auto-tutoral
teaching" methods employed there.
He visited Colorado, Michigan, and
Kansas State Universities to find
that the students there were learn-
ing at an easier pace, with no pres-
sure, and more than students under
regular teacher/student contact.
The students, he said, were using
lecture tapes and visual aides to go
through a lab exercise. The only
problem he found with this method
was it's expense. He plans on trying
the method out himself for one or
two lab exercises in his course.
He is a man whose image is deeply
engraved in a lot of Stockbridge
people, the standing ovation he re-
ceived at our Progress Banquet
showed it. In closing I would like to
say thanks for the enthusiam he
gave to his students and the devo-
tion he showed.
Boron is involved with the transloca-
tion of sugar molecules through the cell
membranes of a plant during photosyn-
thesis In greenhouses, where the soil
gets used over and over 12 months of the
year, boron def. becomes a problem.
Other boron def. created in the green-
house are: the mixture of peat moss and
sand soils (neither of which contain bo-
ron); no accurate or adequate-method
for testing soil boron; a small volume of
soil per plant, the narrow range between
def. and toxicity; and the addition of
carbon dioxide to the air to enhance the
growth of the plant, which increases the
photo-synthesis process and thus the
Knowledge Of Plants
With the increasing interest in plants and the environ-
ment, there is a greater demand for people skilled in the
propagation and care of ornamentals. Floriculture students
can fill this need.
Here at Stockbridge we have lectures and labs in green-
house management, soil preparation, and plant identifica-
tion. We learn how plants can be used by a homeowner in
the garden or in the home.
Our education is fairly practical allowing us to learn by
experience. Five months of our time is spent working in the
field. Many of us find jobs at a greenhouse or florist. There
are also positions available with botanical gardens, private
estates and extention stations.
At the end of my two years I can say I have gained much
from Stockbridge. I have gained not just the knowledge of
plants, but of how a group of people can work together for
Mary Beth Kirkham
Food For Thought
The Stockbridge School of Agriculture offers a wide
variety of courses to its students. In today's Energy Crisis
Agriculture is becoming a bigger issue than ever before.
The problem of distribution of the world's food to its popu-
lation is becoming a highly, complex science. With Agricul-
ture a big issue, the Stockbridge student becomes a piece of
the puzzle in food distribution.
With the curriculum that has been developed in the
Food Distribution Program, a student is well equipped to
help feed the 21st century. A student studying in Food
Distribution must be well prepared in business manage-
ment, marketing, merchandising, computer science, and
the Food Science fields of study.
With an education as potent as this, a Food Distribution
protege is well equipped to meet the demands of today's
job market. The opportunities in this field are vast and
continuous in growth. Graduates may choose employment
in specialized areas or continue in the education processes.
With the 21st century around the corner and the world
population increasing, food is a vital issue. The avenues
available for a graduate in the Food Distribution Program
are various as long as people need food for survival and
energy is in short supply. .^ ,
Having taught in the school of
Food and Natural Resources here at
the University of Mass, for 16 years
Dr. Donald Marion has become a fa-
miliar face to many. During this peri-
od he has gained the respect and ad-
miration of his fellow workers and his
Dr. Marion's major is Food Mar-
keting in which he became interested
because of his rural background
where he periodically worked on his
grandfather's dairy farm. During his
early years in school and after gradu-
ation, Dr. Marion worked in agricul-
tural marketing. After finishing
school and the service he worked for
the Southern States Cooperative;
then he went to Cornell University
through the Extension Service.
In 1941, he came to the University
of Mass. He continued his studies
and received a PhD. in the Food Mar-
keting field. In this field Dr. Marion
finds agricultural produce, particu-
larly food marketing at the consumer
end, "an alive and dynamic field"
that recent years has become quite
popular and a rapidly progressing
Dr. Marion is quite active outside
of U Mass.; he belongs to several or-
ganizations related to his field. Some
of the organizations he belongs to in-
clude the Agricultural Economics As-
sociation, the Northeast Council of
Agricultural Economics, and the Na-
tional Food Distribution Research
Society. He has written several arti-
cles and papers for publication. Along
with the articles and studies he has
done. Dr. Marion also served on the
Editorial Board for the Northeast
Council of Agricultural Economics.
Dr. Marion's work with the depart-
ment of Food Distribution has been
very productive with many varied yet
related projects. Specifically, he has
recently finished a study of oper-
ational food stores in New York city
ghetto areas. In 1975 Dr. Marion com-
puted a study of operational exper-
iences and performances of stores in
eight major cities. This work was
done to explore problems unique to
inner city business. In conjunction
with the Home Economics Depart-
ment he studied food shopping and
buying habits of people in the inner
There is also work being done with
minorities in an effort to revive inner
city business in Springfield. Dr. Mar-
ion is quick to point out that the stu-
dent volunteers interest and help is
an intregal part and a tremendous aid
to the department.
Ron Prokopy grew up on an orchard in Connecti-
cut. He went to Cornell University in 1956 and gradu-
ated an entomology major. After two years in the
army he came back to Cornell's graduate school. He
then went on to the Poland Academy of Science and
Switzerland Academy of Science, working on the
cherry fruit fly problems there. He also did work at
the University of Texas, on an experimental farm in
Wisconsin, and in Greece.
Ron has been at U Mass since last year. He is very
busy with his work and likes to spend time with his
family who live in Conway on an experimental or-
Ron's work is directed toward reduction of pesti-
cides used in the orchard. He has done experiments
on every major fruit pest in the area. His work is
developing and monitoring control devices using high-
ly attractive, colored plastic and sexpheromones as
trap attractants. His traps are used for complete con-
trol of some major fruit pests in Israeli Kabutz's and
are being used extensivly in Switzerland and Greece.
Ron believes that chemical pesticides are a serious
pollution problem, leave too many residues, kill natu-
ral predators, and cost too much. He also says that the
major problem with modern spray schedules is that
when a pesticide is used too often it pressures the pest
into developing an immunity too quickly, and there-
fore increases the cost of finding new pesticides.
We feel that this work is by far the most important
work being done today in our field. We as future
farmers in the field give special thanks and apprecia-
tion to this type of work and hope it continues.
Edward A. Palmer
Bonds Of Friendship
The two years I have spent at Stockbridge have been a
lot of work, but I've enjoyed that work and learning
proficiency in most aspects of the fruits and vegetables
field. At first I was afraid I wouldn't get all that I came
for and maybe I won't; still I've enjoyed what I've done
and seen here. What I have learned has made me feel
confident to start out on my own.
Being in "Fruit and Veg" is a good feeling. We are very
close; we work together and help each other. The bonds
of friendship are strong.
We have touched upon the newest aspects in the field,
such as modern biological controls of insects and dis-
eases. We have been taught the latest cultural practices.
Most of all I've learned what careers are open to me.
I'm glad I came, and I hope our class has done some-
thing to improve future classes.
Edward A. Palmer
F. W. Southwick
The increasing urbanization of many of our communities
has had a pronounced effect on people's desire to have their
towns leafier, more countrified, in effect more natural. Un-
til fairly recently consciously designed landscapes were the
exception and were done principally for the pleasure of the
viewer. We now realize that because of the urbanization of
so much of the United States that consciously designing,
constructing and maintaining landscapes is done not only
for pleasure, but out of necessity as people attempt to
modify the effects of the urban environment.
As Landscape Operations people, much of our world does
and will involve the growing of plant material, designing,
constructing and maintaining this plant material into the
landscapes of our communities. Some of our courses have
enhanced our abilities to better fulfill these needs, and
unfortunately some have fallen short of our expectations
(remember?), both in content and in scope.
As the need for our skills increase, our handling of the
many facets of landscape situations will at times be chal-
lenged. Our handling of such situations will have an effect
on our communities as well as our personal lives. Good
Our special thanks to Howard Dashefsky for all his help.
Gustave D. Olsen, Jr., Assistant
Professor of Landscape Architecture
and Regional Planning, has been
teaching at Stockbridge since 1968.
He first became associated with
Stockbridge in 1962 when he entered
the very first Arbor and Park course
ever offered. In 1964, he received his
Associate Degree and immediately
transferred to the University to study
Park Administration and Landscape
Architecture. After receiving his
Bachelor's Degree, Dr. Olsen went to
work for the Massachusetts Depart-
ment of Natural Resources where he
had worked during summers while in
school. He returned to the University
a few years later to enter graduate
school. While working towards his
Master Degree, Dr. Olsen began his
teaching at Stockbridge.
As a faculty member Professor Ol-
sen cares very much about the direc-
tion in which his students are head-
ing. He feels that his two years at
Stockbridge were the most rewarding
educationally, socially, and emotion-
ally of all his college experiences.
This feeling is reflected in his courses
where he teaches students skills
which can be useful immediately
after graduation. They are necessary
for students of several different ma-
jors in their professional work. Each
summer Professor Olsen devotes
much of his time to counseling stu-
dents on their educational and pro-
Besides his faculty duties Dr. Olsen
has published two papers on his re-
search. One paper is a "Proposal for
the Historical Preservation of Rock-
port, Massachusetts", where he is a
native. The second project is a study
on bikeway designs and implementa-
tions. Entitled "Bikeways Planning
Process", Dr. Olsen feels that this is
one of the most important services he
has performed in research. The study
includes the construction of
bikeways, the political process for
their implementation, ways to fund
them, and how to make them work.
He is presently considering other re-
search projects, one is a study of ener-
gy conservation through landscape
construction. Presently Professor
Olsen's interests are divided between
school and home where he and his
wife, Sandra, are busy raising their
daughter, Melanie Christine, born
during the Fall Semester.
Dr. William K. Harris is a professor of Laboratory
Animal Technology at the Stockbridge School of Ag-
riculture. Immediately after high school in Sparta,
Ohio he entered Ohio State University. A hair-losing
bout with measles in his second year resulted in the
decision to study medicine. Veterinary medicine was
chosen, however, because college expenses were met
only by work and loans, and graduation would be two
years sooner. Besides, he had practical experience
with animals as he grew up on a farm.
After receiving the degree of Doctor of Veterinary
Medicine in 1939, he worked for a year as city food
and dairy inspector. Then he joined the federal bru-
cellosis eradication program in Wisconsin. Four years
of World War II service followed in the Veterinary
Corps where he attained the rank of Major. The work
involved food inspection largely plus treatment of
horses, mules and War Dogs. He also worked with a
listeria outbreak in military reservation goats and
made transmission experiments. Dr. Harris is now a
Lieutenant Colonel in the Retired Reserve.
Upon release from the military in 1946, Dr. Harris
came to the University of Massachusetts and headed
up the state mastitis testing program for 20 years. He
also did diagnosis of diseases and research in prob-
lems of livestock and lab animals, with special inter-
est in mycology, goat diseases and cancer. His work
with lab animals prompted his interest in the LAT
program which he helped develop in 1967. In a recent
experiment with cancer in hamsters, he demonstrated
rapid tumor growth by serial transfer of tumor tissue.
The next step is to isolate a possible causative virus.
Dr. Harris enjoys teaching his students and sharing
interesting experiences. One that he recalls was in the
Student Union Ballroom. A lab animal exhibit was set
up as a part of high school day. A squirrel monkey was
released somehow from its cage and proceeded to
have a ball in th ballroom which was set up for the
evening banquet. In another incident Dr. Harris be-
came a campus hero by capturing a bat that was
found in the Campus Center.
Dr. Harris spent the past fall semester on a well
deserved sabbatical leave. He visited places which
trained both veterinary students and technicians such
as the universities of Purdue, Ohio State and Pennsyl-
vania. He found the people very cooperative and
gained much information that is helpful to- his stu-
dents who want to be veterinary assistants.
A long time member of state and national veteri-
nary associations and the Northeastern Mastitis con-
ference which he helped organize in 1948, Dr. Harris
is presently, attending veterinarian for the campus
Animal Care Committee. He has served in numerous
organizations, such as town meeting for 22 years,
president of Amherst Center PTA and Commander of
Army Reserve R&D unit. In his spare time, he enjoys
trout fishing and ornamental gardening.
Mice, Guinea Pigs And Geribils
Stockbridge School of Agriculture offers a valuable, di-
versified program to students desiring a knowledge of Lab-
oratory Animal Technology. The curriculum covers the
breeding, management, and laboratory techniques associ-
ated with small species such as; mice, guinea pigs, gerbils
and other selected large animals like the horse, sheep, and
cow. The career orientated program requiring direct exper-
ience with the animals enables one to gain practical knowl-
edge needed to go on to work. The vast majority of profes-
sors and staff are most cooperative in working for the
students needs in their endeavor to become superior in
their desired field.
The two year program leads to an associates degree.
Graduates of this course will be prepared for a variety of
careers such as; technicians in animal research labs, re-
search aids, drug and surgical control workers, technical
sales and service representatives, and many other areas.
Although the curriculum is not specifically designed for
employment as assistants to veterinarians, many graduates
hold this position. At the very least the end product of this
college experience broadens the experience of life by awak-
ening and enlightening the spirit of the individual toward
the contributions that can be made in this life by one
P^''«°"- Carol Drew
Live, Work And Play
The Turf student at Stockbridge can no longer afford to
pinpoint his ambitions. He must explore opportunities
with an open mind and possess the knowledge to take
advantage of them. Courses in plant and soil sciences, along
with a variety of electives, give the student the theoretical
depth to build on.
While theory is important, an agronomist cannot hope to
succeed without technical skills. These skills are taught in
such courses as lawn mower repair, surveying, irrigation,
and common weeds, trees and flower identification.
The well rounded student is not only an asset to himself,
but to all his endeavors. To live in harmony with his envi-
ronment, and to make it a better place for people to live,
work, and play in; this is the ultimate goal of a Turf Man-
*^ John Edman
P Ernest Johnson
1^ k Harold Mosher
' ^ Gustave Olsen
Professor Edward Pira is one of the most dedicated
faculty members here at Stockbridge. His office is locat-
ed on the third floor of the Agriculture Engineering
Building and it is usually occupied with students need-
ing extra help. He is assistant professor of Food and
Agriculture Engineering, and instructs irrigation, drain-
age, and courses in lab animal and environmental con-
Professor Pira graduated from the University of Con-
necticut in 1949, majoring in Agriculture Education. He
then taught twenty four students on all aspects of farm-
ing problems. While being in contact with many experts,
he became very interested in many of the farming prob-
lems such as irrigation and building structures. He re-
ceived his Masters at the University of Massachusetts in
1957, and has been teaching here for twenty-three years.
He is a member of the New England Farm Electrical
Institute and was the recipient of the first electrical
award in 1970 for the "Outstanding Improved Agricul-
ture Production and Rural Living Through the Use of
Electricity". He is a member of Agriculture Of Society
Through Agricultural Engineering, the chairman for the
New England and Electrical Institute of Connecticut
and was awarded the Stockbridge S Award in 1972.
The Professor has written two textbooks titled BASIC
SURVEYING AND TILE DRAINAGE and GOLF
COURSE IRRIGATION SYSTEM DESIGN. The rea-
sons for writing these were to reduce the price of the
regular books for the students and because the books
that were available did not follow the fundamentals
which he wanted. These books are now being used by
many colleges such as Penn State and Maryland State;
even Jack Nicklaus sent a personal letter asking for a
Not only is he an educator but he is an inventor. He
received two patents on a water conserving method for
the Drip Irrigation Company in 1973 and 1974.
He is an active member of the 4-H and FFA and has
entered many fairs and electrical workshops. Mr. Pira is
an author and co-author of research papers related to
irrigation and also served as advisor to the yearbook
from 1968 to 1973.
Professor Pira states that his greatest accomplish-
ment is his "relationship with Stockbridge students".
He is very dedicated to all his students and likes to see
results from them in the field; it is what really thrills
him. It makes him feel that he is a part in their life. He
enjoys attending all the conferences and seeing his for-
mer students as they endeavor on their goals to success.
In his own time he is chairman for the town of Hadley
Parks and Recreational Department. He lives in a house
that he built and wired himself. His number one social
activity is ballroom dancing, which he has done for three
years. He loves all sports, skis and plays golf; but he
admits to being a hacker.
It is difficult to explain the many things Edward S.
Pira has done for Stockbridge and its students, but I just
hope our appreciation is expressed to a well deserving
man, who has devoted his whole life to students and
The History Of Stockbridge School Of Agriculture
by Susan Phillips
The seed of a two year course was planted as
early as 1893 under President Henry Goodell.
Twenty-three students enrolled in its program.
Three years later the trustees decided to discon-
tinue the course because instead of strengthen-
ing one school numerically, it weakened both. As
a replacement measure they decided to offer a
winter "Short Course". The seed waited until
1909 to sprout when William Hurd, director of
the Short Course, prompted its growth. Events
of WWI brought the need for a rapid but thor-
ough training in farm labor. The country's de-
mand for man power increased and the military
crisis had to be faced with many compromises.
Finally in 1918 the founding students were en-
rolled in a two year, non-degree course. It of-
fered a high quality agricultural program with
practical training to students desiring entrance
into its realm. The course, having six months of
book work and six months of on the job farm
training for the first year and nine months of
study the second year, fulfilled many needs.
Since the beginning many students have
passed through the doors of Stockbridge Hall.
Six decades have passed, and . . . while times
and customs have changed, feelings about the
school and the values of its education has stayed
remarkably constant. Let us join six couples, all
twelve graduates of Stockbridge School of Agri-
culture, as they tell of "their" Stockbridge and
where it took them.
At this point I would like to thank all those
involved with this painful mission. To all my
couples who were great!, Jim Mulcahy, who
helped me put this whole thing on, Gary Carter
for pulling me through, and to Carol Duncan
for proofing these stories, thanks again.
MAKING A NAME
The strength of the school grew under the
direction of John Phelan in the early part of the
"Roaring 20's". In this decade Elizabeth Rowell
and Ralph Crocker attended the "Two Year
Course". It was written in their yearbook" . . .
As all seniors we were given our certificate and
cast out upon the tide of life to make a name for
ourselves and the Short Course of old MAC".
One fall afternoon the Crockers welcomed me
into their apartment to share part of their life.
Now residing in Exeter, New Hampshire, Betty
and Ralph refreshed their memories of the past.
Betty, who was born in Groton found herself a
student of Animal Husbandry at the two year
course. She held an active interest in the school
as vice president of her class and participated in
the Short Course Sorority (SCS), Social Com-
mittee, Student Council, Dramatic Club, and
Ralph came from HoUiston to study Floricul-
ture. He joined Kappa Kappa Fraternity but
spent most of his time on studies.
There were only a few cars, no radios or televi-
sions, and a limited exposure to the outside
world. "No one had much money to spend in
those days," Ralph said, "But everyone was hap-
Betty, recalling what had been done for re-
creation (mountain climbing, Friday dances,
and frat parties) confessed, We were all a bunch
Ralph added, "The men had sports that some
were involved with: basketball, football, and
Four years after graduating from the "Two
Year Course" Ralph and Betty brought their
separate worlds together when they met at a
bridge game. They married in 1934 and Ralph
continued in his field of study. In WWII he gave
up his greenhouse work to become a radio tech-
nician at MIT. Betty worked in a women's refor-
mitory during this time. After the war Betty and
Ralph moved to Amherst with all their belong-
ings. Starting out with two cows, one calf, and a
few hens Betty built the farm into one with a
prize heard. They kept the farm until 1965 when
it was sold for a school site.
She remembered as she sat back in her moth-
er's chair, "The type of things learned at school
then had to be learned over because of all the
changes agriculture went through." When asked
what changes they had seen they both felt condi-
tions, because of newly gained knowledge, more
demand for production and better transporta-
tion, had improved. "Young people today say,
'This is going to be our way of life'," added
Ralph, "but even today people don't understand
As they proceeded on in life so did the "Two
Year Course". Becoming strong in number, the
alumni and students wanted to have a name for
the program. Devout in practical ways, the first
professor of Agriculture, Levi Stockbridge, in-
spired the seed in the 1800's for this long coming
course. In 1928 the trustees voted to name the
course in his honor. The announcement of the
naming in an "Alumni News" said, " ... it will
soon become, to all of you, an old familiar name,
honoring both the course and the name of one
who did so much ..."
With the coming of the 30's Depression was
the foremost problem. Under the leadership of
Roland Verbeck since 1924 the school survived
its first tribulation caused by the outside world.
Agriculture and conservational awareness set
the mood in the late 30's as President F.D. Roo-
sevelt established Conservation Corps. This was
a time when the country isolated itself from
wars. During this era the Fowles experienced
their college years.
Elwyn Fowles came from Southampton to
study Animal Husbandry between 1935 and
1937. Active in the 4-H Club, Kolony Klub
(Stockbridge Frat), Animal Husbandry Club,
and basketball, Elwyn found little time for him-
self as he commuted home each day to work the
Bertha (Lou) Searle, class of 1938, lived in
Northampton during her college years and also
commuted back and forth. Involved with Flori-
culture as a major, she participated in a class
play and the "magnificent" Hort Show and also
belonged to the Flori, Outing, and Hort Clubs,
Tri Sigma (SCS originally), and Stosag.
Many extra-curricular activities had been es-
tabUshed since the birth of the school - Tri Sig-
ma, ATG, KK, football, cross country, hockey,
basketball, and winter track to name just a few.
The most prestigious club though was "Stosag".
Starting in the late 30's, membership in this was
given to "honor and publically reward those
graduates of Stockbridge School of Agriculture
who have shown the attributes of good citizen-
"A few things we liked about Stockbridge
were the different types of education we re-
ceived . . . The professors seemed to be interest-
ed in what you were doing and accomplishing,"
Lou recalled. "You got to know everyone in your
group really well. It was a nice feeling to know
you were a part of it all."
Lou and Elwyn married in 1938 and bought a
run down dairy farm in Southampton. They
have built it up and today they own a successful
Guernsey herd. Lou only continued in her direct
line of study for a short time after graduating
because of her Umited means of transportation,
but she felt that her knowledge of plant and soils
contributed to her understanding of the farm.
When Elwyn took a job at the University teach-
ing courses in Teaming and Milking shortly
after buying the farm in 1938, Lou found some
of her Stockbridge especially useful as she ran
the farm while her husband taught.
Elwyn became Master of his Grange group
when his children were young and as a family
they became very involved with the 4-H Club.
On their first vacation they went to the Mid-
west. Elwyn and Lou visited with 4-H families
with whom they had participated in exchange
programs. Throughout the years on the farm
they entertained children of these families,
teaching them the ways of farm life while their
children enjoyed different life styles. Lou added,
"You did a lot of travelling yourself just having
the kids around."
Sitting in the farmhouse kitchen brought
warm feelings of a simple, but full and contented
life, and after we had talked for some time about
the farm and the life it brought Mr. Fowles
concluded, "You don't get rich but you live
A CRITICAL PERIOD
The school survived the trials of the 40's but
the scar of war remained. It was said in a fare-
well address to the freshmen, "You are going out
to work this summer at one of the most critical
periods in the history of America. While you are
increasing your knowledge along your particular
line, you are also performing a very valuable
service to your country . . . that of producing
Agricultural and Horticultural products. This
service is just as important as the manufacture
of war materials, the training of men and the
actual fighting at the front."
Priscilla (Patsy) Mayo and Stanislaw Lachute
attended Stockbridge during this time of unrest.
When war was declared on Japan in 1942 it did
not affect campus tremendously except for a
slight speed up in the school program and de-
minishing classes from 1942 to 1946.
Patsy, a Floriculture graduates of 1943, was
born in Billerica. She belonged to Tri Sigma,
Dramatic Club, Hort Show, Flori Club, and was
photo editor of her SHORTHORN.
Stan, an Animal Husbandry major, graduated
in 1942. He came from a small farm in Dracut.
He held an active interest in the Animal Hus-
bandry, Dairy, Outing and 4-H Clubs, and was
captain of his track team.
The women lived in the "Abby" (burned in '62
- and replaced by the Grad Research Center) and
had many restrictions. Patsy commented, "They
could have let up a little." The men lived in
private homes around the town. The 40's cam-
pus was surrounded with trees. "It was just like
a big estate with the perrenial and vegetable
gardens. It was just so lovely like an arboretum,"
Stan and his brother, Erving, ran a good size
dairy farm in Dracut for eight years ('44 to '52).
"In my youth a small farmer could start with a
few cows and a small amount of money, buy a
farm and go ahead." Today he felt small farmers
are depressed by high taxes and growing diffi-
culty finding manual labor. "But," he added, "A
successful farmer today is respected even more
because there are fewer of them." Erving is still
in the dairy business but Stan changed his field
when laying wood floors and real estate became
his interests. Having a construction background,
Stan built a home in Hillsboro, New Hampshire
where he lives with Patsy.
Patsy works with handicapped children but
has stayed with her flowers as a hobby. She
commented, "People are learning to appreciate
plants more." Nurseries have boomed since her
graduation because more people are making
more time for plants. It was said in her yearbook
that Patsy would never grow flowers just for
money and she hasn't. The love shows that she
holds for her plants which decorate their home.
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Modernization of the campus:
Southwest (ABOVE) compared
to the "Abby", the women's
dorm until the 60's when it
burned. Grad Research now.
stands in its place.
The Chapel eariv in the univer-
sity's history (RIGHT TOP) is
still a photographers fancy.
"Chimes in the chapel to the
summer 1937. As we leave this
campus we will carry the songs
of the chimes in our hearts and
we will long to return and hear
those evening melodies again."
A sketch of Kendal Barn one of the first barns owned b\ L Mass
As we move into the 50's the atmosphere is
that of fun. The country and society were more
relaxed. It wasn't until the mid 50's that the
atmosphere changed with the onset of the Kore-
Paul Fleuriel and Katherine (Kit) Kennedy,
our next couple, attended Stockbridge just after
this time. Paul explained, "The war made most
of the students on the serious side because a lot
were older and had a little bit of the world under
Floriculture was Paul and Kit's line of study.
Paul, from West Bridgewater and Kit, from
Whately dated during their stay at school. They
married shortly after their 1956 graduation.
Paul continued with plants at private busin-
esses. It was not until he owned a home and had
a small family that the income wasn't sufficient.
At that time he built a greenhouse of his own.
Since then Paul has turned to construction.
Fred Jeffrey became Associate Dean in 1954,
the year Paul and Kit entered Stockbridge. Re-
membering back, Paul commented, "Going to
Stockbridge at that time was a highlight in my
life." Working between and after classes in the
greenhouses on campus, for a florist, and man-
curing lawns, Paul had little leisure time, but he
did manage to belong to the Flori Club, perform
in the Hort Show, and participate in Student
Kit thought, "Stockbridge people are a differ-
ent breed . . . they are doers, not watchers." Kit
and four other women wanted to get into the
action when they involved themselves in Cheer-
leading for the men's Basketball team. There
was great enthusiasm for the team and they felt
cheering added to the splendor. Also Kit was
involved in the Flori and Newman Clubs and the
There seems to be a disease in Stockbridge, a
contagious enthusiasm that effects both stu-
dents and faculty." This statement taken from
the '56 SHORTHORN was exemplified when
Paul told how Gordon King retaught students
that hadn't done well, spending three hours
each night reviewing every aspect of the course.
Paul said, "He thought enough of the students
to make an extra effort. Professors liked what
they were doing and it showed."
Kit liked Stockbridge because of the closeness
among the students. She felt that because each
major travelled together the courses tended to
be on the same plain.
Paul added, "The feeling Stockbridge gave me
was knowing I had the ability to go out and do
the things I had studied." Self confidence and
the ability to express himself grew in Paul at
school. He now lectures at his church and is
involved in the Conservation Commission in
Whately where they live. "Stockbridge was a big
plus in my life," Paul said.
With all the student activities that Stockies
participated in none was more exciting, tense, or
time consuming than the Hort Show. It was put
together by the plant majors and was the big fall
event. It was phased out in 1963. The athletic
cage, used for the student's displays, is now bar-
ren of the show's beauty. The animal majors
performed the big spring event, the Little Inter-
nation (Livestock Classic). Students gathered in
GrinneU Arena for this judging contest. These
events were well liked by the students because it
gave them a chance to display their capabilities
Many people made SSA what it is, struggled
for its birth, fought for recognition, and survived
many hard times. Their reward was given in
1961 when the certificate of achievement was an
Associate of Science degree. This degree was a
turning point for the students of the early 60's as
they moved up in academic status for the first
time. It was during this time Barbara Johnston
and Harold Gill were enrolled in the Stock-
Students were faced with many national prob-
lems. It was the time of the Berlin Crisis and the
Civil rights movement that were prominence.
Later in the decade came the anti -establishment
movement, riots, and murders of John and Bob
Kennedy and Martin L. King, and the liberal
swing in society when rules and regulations were
relaxed. All of these happenings made way for
the "social awareness' of people. Even with all
this seriousness students stilled enjoyed life as
long as the new Student Union building could
accomodate the audience for Yogi Bear.
Barbara was from Bolton, coming to school for
Animal Science. Her outside interests were
Dance Committees, Basketball, Animal Hus-
bandry Club, Little International, Dairy Classic,
and Cheerleading. She also held the position of
secretary for her class and Student Council.
Harold Gill Jr. from South Hadley, also came
to study Animal Science, after working for a
year of full time farming. He participated in
Student Council, Outing and Animal Husband-
ry Clubs, Little International, Dairy Classic, and
the Christian Association.
Barbara and Harold worked their placement
together where they began dating. While at
school they aided the Student Council in the
fight for the degree. "It was a big push to do it
but it was well worth it," Barbara commented.
When asked how Stockbridge affected him,
Harold answered, "It was a stepping stone. It
gave me something to lean on."
Harold and Barbara were married in 1962, one
year after their graduation. Harold continued on
with his studies at Cornell until 1968 when he
graduated from the Veterinary Science Depart-
ment. "I never did want any more school," he
said, but his ambition was to keep one foot in
front of the other. So he followed. The Gills have
made their home in Bolton where Harold has
become a successful veterinarian.
As we talked further we touched upon "agri-
culture". Harold felt that people today think of
an idealistic farmer and added, "A lot of people
don't understand what a farmer is. A successful
farmer is a successful businessman."
Barbara said, "I don't think the Federal Gov-
ernment plays as an important role in agricul-
ture as does local government."
Harold agreed. "Take, for example, Massa-
chusetts. Our government in Bolton isn't con-
ducive to agriculture. All land is taxed as house
lots which is expensive and runs the farmers
As my late night talk ended, I had gained so
much from this question and answer period. The
feeling that stays in my mind though is the one
of welcome which I experienced with all the peo-
ple I interviewed.
BACK TO NATURE
Bringing our attention to the college days of
the 70's we find the atmosphere less tense than
that of the 60's. Students began to involve them-
selves with happier things even though the coun-
try was in turmoil. The draft issue, the Vietnam
War, a lack of confidence in government when
Watergate broke loose, and "Nukes or no
Nukes" have been just a few of the concerns.
This was the era in which we find ourselves.
As I sat in the living room next to the wood
burning stove I felt as I had in the past with
some of my friends. The yearning for the simple
life revealed itself throughout the interview.
Karen Adams and Michael Smyth married in
the spring of 1975, during Karen's spring break.
Both were graduates of Arbor and Park Manage-
ment, 1972 and 1975. Michael, employed at the
Daughters of American Revolution State Park
in Fire Control, bought a home in Huntington,
last September. Karen, unemployed at the time,
was eager to find a job as a couple. Michael
stressed the importance of his schooling when
the problem of the job market was mentioned.
He said, "Two years meant the difference of me
getting or not getting a job, especially in my
field. The availability of jobs has tightened and
they are hard to get."
Both Karen and Michael lived in Amherst and
commuted every day. When asked how she re-
membered her college days Karen stated, "It
was fun; I liked it."
Michael said, "I would liked to have seen more
programs at Stockbridge such as forestry, wild
life, just more in Natural Resources."
They both felt that they gained a workable
education and some close friendships.
With the Associates degree accomplished and
Dean Denison's concern for Stockbridge recog-
nition, academic status has improved for Stock-
ies. The negative image of the Stockbridge stu-
dent as a farmer in dirty, faded overalls has gone
and with the back-to-nature movement young
people come to know more about agriculture in a
positive way. The diversity of agriculture is
growing and as long as there are people with the
fight for survival and the need for knowledge,
the broad spectrum of agriculture will flourish.
Roscoe Thatcher once said, "The past is but a
prologue for the present and the future."
The River Of Time
Time is a sort of river of passing ever^,
strong is its current.
No sooner is a thing brought to sight
than it is swept by and another takes its place
and this too will be swept away.
After spending two years at Stockbridge School of
Agriculture, several impressions have been etched upon
our minds. Values, ideals, and our own lifestyles have
been formed and reformed by the atmosphere we have
Whether or not we realize it, the short time that we
have been here has a tremendous effect on all of us. We
are faced with problems our parents never came in con-
tact with. We all may have the potential to change them
depending on how we handle them. You can either be-
come involved with helping the cause to overcome them
or ignore them.
In the past important things to students may have
easily been the fashion trends, football scores, and
whether or not they were to attend a social function.
Issues have arised in the past two years, not only around
the world, here at home. Nuclear Power conflicts. Natu-
ral Resource shortages, Grain Embargoes, Budget Cuts,
Demonstrations and widespread apathy are just a few
we have become acquainted with.
People, young like ourselves, hold the future in their
hands. Nothing could ever be accomplished without in-
teraction between concerned citizens. Terrific things
could happen if the concern is not just within ourselves.
Stockbridge has many committees in which the stu-
dents can participate to help better the school and
environment. Few have stepped forward and have made
life a little better not only for the school but for them-
selves. The Educational Qualities Committee is one of
these committees of concern. Since this committee was
formed two years ago, we have slowly brought student
attitudes to the attention of faculty members and Dean
Denison. Although no major accomplishments have been
made as of yet, students as a whole seem generally con-
cerned with their education here at Stockbridge. We
have dealt with budget cuts, livestock cut-backs, Stock-
bridge/faculty difficulties, alternatives to placement and
many various problems and concerns.
Being a smaller college we have great potential for
change. Since learning is on a more individual basis it is
easier for us as students to seek out our faculty to get
their answers and opinions on current problems.
It is our future too, and by being involved with organi-
zations we at least have a voice. If we step forward and
act in confidence we can try to make our world just a
little better. Don't be swept away by the river of time!
I took a walk today with thoughts of you.
The sun was on my face, high and far away - a winter sun.
Watching the melted snow trickling in the sandy gullies
along the road, my mind became lost for a while. Scenes of
old entered my realm.
I looked to the blue sky, frosted with white clouds bring-
ing a sense of calmness and joy; me - just glad to be alive.
Yeah, I still smile as I move along.
C 1 ass of
Sec. of Arbor and Park Club. "Good Luck."
STOSO chairperson, Senate, Class com., Live-
stock Classic, Pres of S.S.A., Alumni Phon-
othon. Little sister Zeta Psi, Homecoming
Com., B.B.B., An. Sci. Club, Volleyball, Soft-
S.S.A., B.B.B., L.A.T. Club, Senate. "In every
winter's heart there is a quivering spring. And
behind the veil of each night there is a smiling
Shorthorn Editor, Senate,
An. Sci. Club.
Arbor and Park Club.
Sec. of S.S.A., STOSO.
L.A.T. Club, Stosag.
Senate, Arbor and Park Club. "Yes, I think it
can be very easily done."
Basketball, Soccer- M.V.P.
Arbor and Park Club, Basketball, Baseball,
Football. "Did you see the little deer? Did it
have any doe? Ya, two bucks."
"The sea elephant who wades through mud
leaves no tracks. The Fugs"
V.P. S.S.A., Livestock Classic
An. Sci. Club, Senate, Q.T.V., Livestock Clas-
sic, Hatch Club, Pub, Ways & Means Com.
Field House, Volleyball. "If you think it's nice
out, you are wrong!"
Flori. Club. "If you do not understand my si-
lence, you will not understand my words."
Football, Soccer, Softball, Ld. Op. Club.
Ath. Com. Chairperson '76, Basketball Mgr.,
Educ. Qual. Com. '76, L.A.T. Club '77, Sen. '76.
Dog Club Pres., Little Horse Classic, Dorm
Soccer, "God created man, but when seeing
him so feeble he gave him the dog."
Outing Club, Belchertown Liberation Army.
"I've been chopping down this palm tree for
nearly 15 years."
S.S.A., L.A.T. Club.
Livestock Classic, L.A.T. Club, Dog Club. "Ad-
venture is not in the guidebook, and beauty is
not on the map . . . seek, and ye shall find ..."
S.S.A., Livestock Classic.
"To own a large apple orchard of my own."
L.A.T. Club, Dog Club, Livestock Classic.
"They said it can't happen here"-Frank Zappa
Arbor & Park Club.
L.A.T. Senator, Softball, B'Ball, Ed. Qual.
Com., L.A.T. Club, Chairperson, Livestock
Classic, S.S.A. "Those who give have all
Arbor and Park Club. "No more than 5%
Genus- 10% Family."
Arbor and Park Club. "Who says money
doesn't grow on trees."
Dairy Cattle Judging, Tractor Driving Contest.
Teachers Aid, Retail Floral Design.
"Living with the land is grand! We help each
other grow and always reap what we sow. Ah
yes, living in the city- what a concrete pity. For
all my fellow Fruit and Vegies, Class of '77, I
sincerely wish you all well, SHALOM ALE-
CHEM - May your journey be filled with peace
Soccer, Volleyball, Land Op. Club, Class '77
S.S.A., Livestock Classic.
Land Op. Club.
Fieri. Club Pres. '77, Yr. Book Staff-Copy Edi-
tor. "The Butterfly is the only flower known to
V.P. LAT Club, Livestock Classic '77.
Senate Pres., Verbeck Award, Outstanding
Livestock Classic, Dairy Super.
UMass Outing Club, Exec. Brd., Treas.
Livestock Classic, Dairy Judging. "Sow the
land and make it plentiful."
Ace. Club Pres., Senate Treas., Finance Cora.,
Ag. Bus. Rep.
Soccer, Volleyball, Land Op. Club
ADRIANA MARTENS i.
L.A.T. Club, Livestock Classic. "A day of worry I
is more exhausting then a week of work."
Arbor and Park Club.
RICHARD MORRISSEY JR.
A.T.G. Pres., Arbor and Park Club,
Arbor and Park Club, U. Mass. Outing Club.
Senate. "Build a Student Union."
Food Dis. Rep., Class Treas., Parliamentarian
and Constitutional revision, B.O.G. Rep., Ace.
Club. "From a wise mind comes careful and
Soccer, Volleyball, Stosag, Shorthorn, Land
Op. Club, Pancake Breakfast.
Arbor and Park Club. "Gee."
Land Op. Club.
L.A.T. Club Pres., Dog Club, Livestock Classic.
"The man who never makes a mistake is the
man who never does anything."
ATG, Senate, Class Pres.-'77, V.P.-'76, Arbor
and Park Club.
L.A.T. Club, Senate, Ed. Qual. Com., Livestock
Stosag, Treas. S.S.A., Ed. Qual. Com., Live-
stock Classic, L.A.T. Club, Senate. "Remember
all that you have experienced but don't dwell
on it. Reach for the future ready to face new
An. Sci. Club, Livestock Classic.
Arbor and Park Club, Basketball.
Senate, Ed. Qualities Com., Ed. Policies, Land
Op. Club, Alumni Homecoming Com. "If you
make him laugh he will think you a trivial
fellow, but if you bore him in the right way
your reputation is assured."
Basketball, STOSO, Stosag Sr. Section Ed.,
S.S.A., Livestock Classic, L.A.T. Club.
Arbor and Park Club. "Go Easy."
Arbor and Park Club. "Where's EUie?"
ALAN A STARKE Y
S.S.A. Pledge Master, STOSO, Shorthorn,
U/M Judiciary, Senate, L.A.T. Club, Livestock
Classic, B.B.B., Everything's Bliss! "To look up
and not down. To look forward and not back.
To look out and not in."
Senate Exec. Sec, Stosag Layout Edit., Class
of '77 Sen. at Large, STOSO, Livestk. Classic,
S.S.A., Alumni Homecoming Com., Outstand-
Flori. Club Treas., "As a Child I was an imagi-
A.T.G. Treas., Senate
RICHARD ZIINO JR.
Arbor and Park Club, The Dukes, Softball,
Bobo and Babes. "A night out with the 13th
Textbooks and notes up to the ceiling,
We've had this frustrated feehng.
We get uptight and want to shout,
But that's not what school is all about
And there are times when we sHp away,
Putting things off until the next day.
Banquets, parties, discos and booze,
We put things off but we never lose . . .
Satisfaction comes when projects
We are pleased more by our achievements
than we are with our fun.
The rewards we receive are greater
Academia ends, but not the story.
Raise your mugs to companionship and cheer,
to someone who, in thought, is always near;
to someone who won't let you down,
even when those difficult times come around.
Whether you are near or far apart,
the love you hold is in your heart.
Little things: a friendly smile or a listening ear,
though small, mean the most of all, or so they appear.
So give of yourself and you will find,
everything sent out to others comes
back if you just give it time.
. »^^^ ^
' * 1.
Katherine F. Abbott; Box 407 Metoxit
Waquoit, Ma. 02536; Arbor and Park
Charles A. Acker; Silver St.
Monson, Ma. 01057; Fruit and Veg.
Phillip B. Ackermann; 16 Cortez St.
Westfield, Ma. 01085; Fruit and Veg.
Paul W. Adams; Box 27
Tyringham, Ma. 01264; Arbor and Park
Nancy Alves; 17 Richardson Rd.
Stoneham, Ma. 02180; Fruit and Veg.
Nicholas P. Anastos; 104 Laurel St.
Newport, NH 03773; Turf
David Anderson; 591 Merriam Ave.
Leominster, Ma. 01453; Flori
Thomas J. Anischik; 15 Maryland Ave.
Chicopee, Ma. 01020; Turf ^-
Carlyn H. Appleton; 24 Wentwo/th Rd.
Reading, Ma. 01867; An. Sci.
Marc N. Archambault; State St.
Belchertown, Ma. 01007; Ag. Bus. Mg.
William A. Ashley; 72 Maple Ave.
Swansea, Ma. 01226; Turf
Peter B. Bacon; 37 Ensign St.
Dalton, Ma. 01226; Turf
Mary R. Barnes; Henshaw Rd.
Templeton, Ma. 01468; An. Sci.
Daniel J. Barry; 53 Cedar St.
Wakefield, Ma. 01880; Arbor and Park
Theresa J. Bartholomew; W. Pond Rd.
N. Branford, Ct. 06471; LAT
William J. Beauregard; 72 Central St. —
Turners Falls, Ma. 01376; Turf
Allan C. Beauvais; 1 Lower Winbrook
Ext. — __
Auburn, Ma. 01501; Food Dis.
EUenor F. Beauvais; 26 South Sbr--
Auburn, Ma. 01501; An. Sci.
Rickie A. Bedard; 132 Ctry. Club Blvd.
Worcester, Ma. 01605; Arbor and Park
Donna G. Bedigian; 55 Cliff Rd. .
Waltham, Ma. 02154; LAT
Paul R. BlomquistT362 Cedar St.
Dedham, Ma. 02026; Arbor and ParTi
Garry M. Bock; 71 Maple St. -
Belchertown, Ma. 01007; Land Op.
William J. Bolduc; Lake Thompson
Palmer, Ma. 01069; An. Sci.
Brian V. Bourgeois; 313 Benjamin St.
Winchendon, Ma. 01475; Arbor and Park
Charles D. Bramhall; 421 Sandwich St.
Plymouth, Ma. 02360; Land Op.
William J. Brassil; 52 Myrtle Terr.
Winchester, Ma. 01890; Fruit and Veg.
Grafton Briggs; 345 Palmer Ave.
Falmouth, Ma. 02540; Land Op.
Donald R. Brown; 10 Ravenhill Rd.
PhoenixviUe. Pa. 19460; Turf
Paul J. Brunelle; 39 Bridge St.
Cushman, Ma. 01002; Arbor and Park
Deborah L. Buckley, RFD 1 Bx 20
Smiths Ferry; Holyoke, Ma. 01040;
An. Sci; ,^
Angela L. Burge^Sj-JtFD 3, Long Plain
Amherst, Ma. 01002; Flbri--
Eleanor C. Burns; 132 Roosevelt Ave.
Norwood, Ma. 02062; Arbor and Park
James R. Burns; 260 Sibley Ave.
W. Springfield, Ma. 01089; Turf
Bruce L. Campbell; 560 Elm St.
Northampton, Ma. 01060; Turf
William G. Campbell; 2511 Faulkland Rd.
Wilmington, De. 19808; Arbor and Park
Philip A. Carrigan; 35 Davis Ct.
Concord, Ma. 01742; Arbor and Park --
Robert D. Childs; 108 Norwood St.
Greenfield, Ma. 01301; Fruit and Veg.
Stephen D. Chicoine; 98 Woodlawn St.
New Bedford, Ma. 02744; LAT
Malcolm J. Chisholm; 191 Lincoln Ave.
Amherst, Ma. 01002; Turf
Douglas A. Churchill; RFD 1 Box 67 .
Shelburne Fls., Ma. 01370; An. Sci. —
Edward J. Chrobak; 110 Lincoln Ave.
S. Hadley Ma. 01075; Turf
Katherine Ciak; 83 Graves St.
So. Deerfield, Ma. 01373; LAT
Joseph M. Ciaramicoli; Box 178
..^Milford, Ma. 01757; Fruit and Veg.
George W. Clark; 4 Maple Terr.
Newbury, Ma. 01950; An. Sci.
u Sharon E. Clark; 16 Anthony Rd.
Wayland, Ma. 01778; Flori
Daniel W. Coates; 34 Grove St.
Palmer, Ma. 01069; Arbor and Park
Bruce M. Comak; 13 St. Lo. Dr.
Peabody, Ma. 01960; Turf
Paul B. Consoletti; 5 Oakview Dr.
Medway, Ma, 02053; Turf
- Alan T. Cook, 14 Sunnyplain Ave.
Weymouth, Ma. 02188; Turf
George J. Corthouts; 432 Stage Harbor
Chatham, Ma. 02633; Turf
Matthew C. Crowe; 38 Worcester St. /
Norwood, Ma. 02062; Arbor and Park/
Robert R. Cutler; 7 Mansfield Rd.
Wellesley, Ma. 02181; Fruit and Veg.
Helen L. Dalbeck; 86 High Ridge Rd.
Worcester, Ma. 01602; Fruit and Veg.
Scott J. Darling; Avery Rd.
Montgomery, Ma. 01085;
Arbor and Park
Jeffrey J. Darsch; 3 Mt. Pleasant St.
Plymouth, Ma. 02360; Fruit and Veg.
Anna L. DeFelice; 5 Wilson St.
So. Hadley, Ma. 01075; LAT
Christine DeFelice; 1 Shawnlee Wav
Canton, Ma. 02021; LAT
Jack E. DeLuca; 80 Springfield St.
Agawam, Ma. 01001; Fruit and Veg.
Gail M. DeSisto; 53 Upland Way
Barrington, RI 02806; Flori
Jon Diamond; 4 Sevland Rd.
Newton, Ma. 02159; Arbor and Park
Thomas R. Dodge; 60 Superior Ave.
Indian Orchard, Ma. 01051; An. Sci.
Nancy C. DiPietro; 58 Grant Ave.
Belmont, Ma. 02178; Arbor and Park
Mark W. Dolphin; 6 Martins Cove Ln.
Hingham, Ma. 02043; Arbor and Park
\ ^Andrea Domenichini; 95 Pine Grove Dr.
;*.~.p;ii;fe|ield, Ma. 01201; LAT
William M. Doyle; Leverett Rd.
Shutesbury, Ma. 01072; Arbor and Park
William R. Drake; 222 Walnut St.
Framingham, Ma. 01701; Turf
Karl A. Drechsler; 86 Boon Rd.
Stow, M^i 01775; Fruit and Veg.
Carol H. Drew; Brattleboro Rd.
Bernardston, Ma. 01337; LAT
Constance L. Dudley; 136 Boston St.
Guilford, Ct. 06437; LAT
Barbra L. Duffy; 238 State St.
Northampton, Ma. 01060; Land Op.
Richard F. Duggan; 115 Upland Rd.
Concord, Ma. 01742; Turf
Lynn M. Dunphy; 1310 Broughton Dr.
Beverly, Ma. 01915; LAT
Mary A. Duprey; 43 Leighton St.
E. Pepperell, Ma. 01437; LAT
Katherine M. Dutton; Ridge Rd.
Newtown, Ct. 06470; Flori
James E. Eastman; Conlin Rd.
Charlton, Ma. 01507, Fruit and Veg.
Leo V. Eldredge; 208 Kendrick Rd.
N. Chatham, Ma. 02650; Turf
Cheryl A. Ellis; 432 Common St.
Walpole, Ma. 02081; LAT
David A. Ellis; 12 Hartford St.
S. Hadley, Ma. 01075; Arbor and Park
Raymond W. Emmott; 194 N. Main
Uxbridge, Ma. 01569; Arbor and Park
John W. Ewing; 297 Wilson Rd.
Northampton, Ma. 01060; Turf
Joseph E. Farina; 262 South St.
Hingham, Ma. 02043; Turf
Deirdre A. Farquhar; RD Hill St.
Leominster, Ma. 01453; LAT
Kenneth R. Farr; 72 Ferry St.
Easthampton, Ma. 01027; Fruit and Veg.
Raymond E. Faucher; 79 Delmont Ave.
Worcester, Ma. 01604; Arbor and Park
Robert R. Ferland; 26 Cherry Hill Dr.
Seekonk, Ma. 02771; Turf
William E. Ferrara; 90 Meredith Cr.
Milton, Ma. 02186; Land Op.
Douglas A. Field; 34 Beacon St.
Melrose, Ma. 02176; Turf
Charles E. Finn; 264 Mollis St.
HoUiston, Ma. 01746; Arbor and Park
Arnold M. Fischer; Box 37
W. Tisbury, Ma. 02575; Land Op.
Mark E. Fisk; North St.
Montague, Ma. 01351; Land Op._
William H. Flore; 33 Pleasant St.
Springfield, Vt. 05156; Turf
John R. Flynn; 576 Pittsfield Lenox Rd.
Lenox, Ma. 01240; Arbor and Park
Kenneth C. Foppema; 15 Burdon St.
Whitinsville, Ma. 01588; An.. Sci.
Debra A. Fountain; 300 Springdale Rd.
Westfield, Ma. 01085; Fruit and Veg.
Peter C. Frary; East St.
Southampton, Ma. 01073; Turf
Raymond R. Gagne; 8 Squire Ln.
Bellingham, Ma. 02019; Turf
Joy P. Gallagher; 3 Edgelawn Ave.
N. Chelmsford, Ma. 01863; Flori
Dean S. Gamble; RFD 1 Main Rd.
Winterport, ME. 04496; Turf
Franklin S. Garfield; Box 581 ^..
Falmouth, Ma. 02540; Flori
Linda M. Garfield; Box 584^
Falmouth, Ma. 02540; Flori — .^
William J. Garvey; 118 Bkeh Grove Dr.
Pittsfield, Ma. 01201; Land Op. -,
Thomas E. Geneczko; 75 Pleasant St.
Easthampton, Ma. 01027; Turf
Dana C. Glazier; 310 Titicut^St.
Bridgewater, Ma. 02324; An. Sci.
Dominic P^^ranfT-L Aaron Rd.
Lexington, Ma. 02173; Arbor" and^ark___
Gary B. Grant; 58 McClure St.
Amherstjyia. 01002; Fruit and Veg.
Richard T. Griffith; Buckridge Dr.
Amherst, NH 03031; Land Op. '- -
Paul D. Guay; 129 Jackson St.
Lynn, Ma. 01902; An. Sci.
James M. Harrigan; 57 Shumway St. __
Amherst, Ma. 01002; Arbor and Park
David J. Harrington; 685 Highland St.
N. Marshfield, Ma. 02059; Arbor and
Sheila M. Harrington; 97 Brown Ave.
Holyoke, Ma. 01040; LAT
William R. Haskell; 11 N. Village
Amherst, Ma. 01002; Land Op.
Timothy W. Hatcher, 8 Marchant St.
Gloucester, Ma. 01930; Land Op.
Michael J. Haynes; 453 Beulah St.
Whitman, Ma. 02382; Fruit and Veg.
Li^mAJIayward; 149 N. Maple St.
FlorenGe, Ma: 01060; Flori
Cory L. Heath; Wickaboag Valley Rd.
W. Brookfield, Ma. 01585; LAT
James T. Heffernan; 308 Pleasant St.
Amherst, Ma. 01002; Flori
William J. Heintz; Box 96
Knoxboro, NY 13362; %rf
James R. Hengel; 209 Dudley Ave.
Endicott, NY 13760; Turf
James K. Hill; 7 Bullock St.
Brattleboro, Vt. 05301; Turf
April K. HoUister; 29 Maple St. "^^i
Medway, Ma. 02053; Flori
Thomas A. Holopainen; Barre Rd.
Hubbardston, Ma. 01452; An. Sci.
John F. Horsfall, 384 Crownpoint Apts.
Amherst, Ma. 01002; Arbor and Park
Stephen A. Hubbard; Rt. lie"^.,
Sunderland, Ma. 01375; Arbor_and .Park
Alvin H. Hueber; 191 Clyde St.
Chestnut Hill, Ma. 02167; Turf
Thomas P. Jaeger; 59 Warren Ave.-
Plymouth, Ma. 02360; Land Op.
Paul J. Jamrog; 77 Fedak Dr.
Chicopee, Ma. 01013; Arbor and Park
Gayle L. Johnson; 24 Duxbury Dr.
Holden, Ma. 01520; An. Sci.
Carot E.'-Julin; 211 Sisson Rd.
Harwich, Ma. 02645r LAT .
Daniel K. Kaeka; Franklin St.
Vineyard Haven, Ma. 02568; Land Op.
Gary S. Karakula; 333 West St.
N. Hatfield, Ma. 01066; Arbor and Park
Thomas C.-Keleher; 6 Village Apts.
Belchertown, Ma. 0TD07.;_ Fruit and Veg.
Edward F. Kelley; 111 Stockbridge St.
Hadley, Ma. 01035; Ag. Bus. Mg.
Brian P. Kelly; 167 Ely Ave.
W. Springfield, Ma. 01089; Flori
David M. Reyes; Mt. Felix Farm
Havre DeGrace, Md. 21078; An. Sci.
Robert S. Keyes; South St. ,;■'
Chesterfield, Ma. 01012; Flori
Rodger F. King; 134 Drury Ave.
Athol, Ma. 01331; Arbor and Park
Andrea J. Kline; 1427 S. East St.
S. Amherst, Ma. 01002; Flori
Brenda J. Kramer; Holt Rd.
Ashbutnham, Ma. 01430; An. Sci.
Heidi A. Krantz; Wattaquadock Hill Dr.
Bolton, Ma. 01740; An. Sci.
Paul Lombardo; 301 Adams St.
Quincy, Ma. 02169; Food Dis.
Carl H. Lorenz Jr; 19 Main St.
Monson, Ma. 01057; Turf
Daniel R. Lynch; 914 Lincoln Apts.
Amherst, Ma. 01002; Ag. Bus. Mgt.
David Lynch; 251 Kings Highway
W. Springfield, Ma. 01089; Turf
Bradford P. MacDonald; 6 Mildred Rd.
Danvers, Ma. 01923; Land Op
Gregg L- MacPherson; 21 Fairmount Ave.
Braintree, Ma. 02184; Food Dis.
John M. Malinowski; 34 Briggs St.
Easthampton, Ma. 01027; Ag. Bus. Mgt.
Hank W. Kummrele; 129 Harlow Dr.
Amherst, Ma. 01002; Ag. Bus. Mgt.
Thomas J. Landry; 9 St George St.
W. Warwick, RI 02893; Turf
George W. Larose; 146 Greenwood St.
Marlboro, Ma. 01752; Turf
Martha E. Larson; 5 Jay St.
Worcester, Ma. 01607; Flori
M& J. Ledoux; Charlton Rd.
gpencej^^Ma. 01562; An Sci
Steven B. Leitch; 418 E. Washington
Hanson, Ma. 02341; Land Op.
Harvey P. Lenon; 285 Old Warren Rd.
Swansea, Ma. 02777; Turf
Michael G. Leonardo; 1279 Wampanoag
E. Providence, RI 02915; Ag. Bus. Mgt.
John F. Mansur; 4 Thornton Ln.
Chelmsford, Ma. 01824; An. Sci.
Frank J. Martins; 12 Norma Rd
Bedford, Ma. 01730; Ag. Bus. Mgt.
Adriana H. Martens; 9 Timberhill Ln.
Lynnfield, Ma. 01940; LAT
James H. McAuliffe; 25 Dawson Rd.
Worcester, Ma. 01602; Fruit & Veg.
William T. McCarthy Jr; RFD 3,
235 S. Merrimack Rd.
Milford, NH 03053; Fruit & Veg.
James F. McCurdy; 433 Alden St.
Ludlow, Ma. 01056; LAT
John McLean; 1040 N Pleasant St.
Amherst, Ma. 01002; Fruit & Veg.
David R. Melesky; 33 Harley Dr. Sutton
Worcester, Ma. 01606; Arbor & Park.
Michael E. Miilane; 10 Prospect Hill Rd.
Cromwell, Ct. 06416; Arbor and Park
Rose Mary A. Minior; RFE 188 South St
Douglas, Ma. 01516; LAT
Baldwin K. Miranda; 77 Manson St.
Fall River, Ma. 02723; Arbor & Park
Richard F. Morrissey; 80 Woodcliff Rd.
W. Quincy, Ma. 02169; Arbor & Park
Robert F. Morrissey; 357 River Dr.
Hadley, Ma. 01035; Arbor & Park
Eileen M. Morse; 214 Elm St.
N. Easton, Ma. 02356; Fruit & Veg.
Kimberly R. Mosher; 35 Clark Rd.
Needham, Ma. 02192; LAT
Garrett Moynihan; 23 Oyster Cove
Yarmouth, Ma. 02664; Arbor & Park
Christopher J. Muldoon; 437 Summer St.
Weymouth, Ma. 02188; Arbor & Park
Bruce G. Munch; 46 Bridge St.
Norwell, Ma. 02061; Arbor & Park
Glen T. Munroe; 11 Locust St.
Salem, Ma. 01970; Flori
Dorothy Murray; 12 Dickinson St.-^'
Amherst, Ma. 01002; HRTA
Warren A. Nichols; Pleasant Lake Ave.
Harwich, Ma. 02645; Turf
Steven A. Norton; 540 Pleasant St.
Milton, Ma. 02186; Ag. Bus. Mgt.
Marsha H. Nute; 28 East St.
S. Weymouth, Ma. 02190; Fruit & Veg.
Michael D. OBrien; 1 Gardner Place
W. Roxbury, Ma. 02132; Fruit & Veg.
Robert E. OBrien; 29 Florence Ave.
Norwood, Ma. 02062; Turf
David G. OConnell; 78 Winthrop Ave.
WoUaston, Ma. 02170; Land Op.
Jeffrey R. ODonal; 132 Country Rd.
Gorham, Me. 04038; Land Op.
Sharon 0. Ogle; 202 Blemont Ave. —
Springfield, Ma. 01108; Fruit and Veg.
Gary R. OHala; 371 Pondview Dr.
Southington, Ct. 06489; Arbor aad_Park
Peter C. Ohlson; 187 Dak St.
Norton, Ma. 02766; Turf \-^
Peter D. Olson; 3 Sachem Dr.
Sagamore Bch., Ma. 02562; Turf
Mark P. OMalley; 10 Magnolia Ave.
Lancaster, Ma. 01523; Land Op. ,
Nicholas M. ONeill; 109 S. Main St.
Sherborn, Ma. orTTTMig^Bus. Mg.
Laurel J. Owen; Box 41
S. Dartmouth, Ma. 02748; LAT
William E. Palk; 631 Essex Ave.
Gloucester, Ma. 01920; Land Op.
Edward A. Palmer; 150 Ash St.
Hopkinton, Ma. 01748; Fruit and Veg.
Daniel Paradise; 51 Old Main St.
Marshfield, Ma. 02050; Fruit and Veg.
Edward C. Pearson; 243 N. Central St.
E. Bridgewater, Ma. 02333; Arbor and
Kimberly J. Peck; 8 Stone Rd.
Scituate, Ma. 02066; LAT
Bruce D. Peeples; Maple St.
Hinsdale, Ma. 01235; Turf
Michael J. Pelletier; 817 Lampblack Rd.
Greenfield, Ma. 01301; Land Op
Kenneth R. Penrose; PO Box 565
Agawam, Ma. 01001; Turf
Mary A>-Pepka; 6 Willow St.
James P. Petri; 119 Bay Rd.
Hadley, Ma. 01035; Fruit and Veg.
Susan J. Phillips, 265 Commerical St.
Braintree, Ma. 02184; LAT
James E. Piquette; 778 Arcade Ave.
Seekonk, Ma. 02771; Turf -
Felix J. Piscitelli; 44 Bremer St.
Worcester, Ma. 01605; Arbor and Park
Joseph M. Polana; 556 Pinedale Ave.
Athol, Ma. 01331; Arbor and Park
Thomas W. Pollock; 422 Riverside ^e\
Torrington, Ct. 06790; Turf ^^^^
Thomas P. Pruyn; 22 Lamed St.
Framingham, Ma. 01701; Fruit and Veg.
Joan M. PuUafico; 30 Elda Rd.
Framingham, Ma. 01701; An. Sci.
Steven L. Rackliffe; 12 Westwood Dr.
New Britain, Ct. 06052; Turf
Kate Y. Ramah; 57 Nelson St. — - •
W. Springfield, Ma. 01089; Flori
Peter G. Retelle; 64 Reservation Rd.
Andover, Ma. 01810; Arbor and Park
Randall J. Rice; Harkney Hill Rd.
Coventry, RI 02816; Turf
Stephen A. Richard; 117 Normandy Rd.
-ELtchburg, Ma. 01420; Arbor and Park
Terence M. Riley; 22 Leland Rd.
Norfold, Ma. 02056; An. Sci.
&Jiest Ritter; Greenwich Rd.
Hardwicli, Ma. 01037; Ag. Bus. Mgt.
Michael A. Rivetts; Broadmeadow Rd.
Groton, M-a. 01450; Arbor and Park
Cora Jean E. Robinson; 43 Harkness Ave.
Springfield, Ma. 01118; An. Sci.
Edward J. Robinson; 84 Mayflower Terr.
S. Yarmouth, Ma. 02664; Arbor and Park
Joseph N. Robinson; 32 Middle St.
Northampton, Ma. 01060; Arbor and
Elizabeth M. Rogers; Box 159 Abbott Rd.
W. Brattleboro, Vt. 05301; An. Sci. /
William N. Rossi; Tabor House Rd. /
Chilmark, Ma. 02535; Arbor and Park
Michael D. Russell; 111 Woodcrest Cir.
"Chicopee, Ma. 01020; Arbor and Park
Robert A. Ruszala; 50 Orchard St.
Chicopee, MA. 01013; Turf
Michael E. Salem; 2 King St.
N. Brookfield, Ma. 01535; Flori
John L. Scagliarini; 14 Alvin Rd.
Plymouth, Ma. 02360; Arbor and Park
Michael L. Scherer; 6 Hennessey Dr.
Acton, Ma. 01720; Arbor and Park
Karen M. Scheufele; 1347 Great Plain
Needham, Ma. 02192; LAT
Richard J. Schultz; 10 Brandon Ave.
Fitchburg, Ma. 01420; Arbor and Park
Ray C. Scott; 483 N. Washington St.
Belchertown, Ma. 01007; Land Op
Allen L. Semprebon; 12 Heather Rd.
Ellington, Ct. 06029; Turf
Richard J. Shea; 136 Theresa St.
Fitchburg, Ma. 01420; Land Op.
Frederic W. Sheard; 7 Tanager St.
Arlington, ^a. 02174; Arbor and Park
Ronald R. Shillady; 154 Colonial Vil.
Amherst, Ma. 01002; Land Op.
-Susan M. Sinclair; 26 Creeper Hill Rd.
NrSGrafton, Ma. 01536; LAT
Fraiifcis R. Sinervo; 47 Squire St.
Palmer,-iMa. 01069; Ag. Bus. Mgt.
Karl R. Smith; 153 Holden St.
Worcester, Ma. 01606; Arbor and Park
Lee W. Smith; RFD 1 Old Northfield Rd.
Fitchburg, -Ma. 01420; An. Sci.
Gary W. Scares; 11 Lorraine Rd.
E. Falmouth, Ma. 02536; Arbor and Park
James F. Soldi; 152 Lawrence St.
Clinton, Ma. 01510; Turf
Paul M. Souza; Box 246 County Rd.
N. Truro, Ma. 02652; Land Op.
Barry V. Spear; 52 Richards Ave.
Sharon, Ma. 02067; Arbor and Park
Alana M. Starkey; 28 Cathy Rd.
Chelmsford, Ma. 01824; LAT
Graig D. Stevens; Ware Rd.
W. Brookfield, Ma. 01585; Land Op.
Lynn M. Stevens; Blandford, Rd.
Huntington, Ma. 01050; An. Sci.
Gerald D. Stomski; 3 Chestnut Ln.
Lenox, Ma. 01240; Turf
Walter Stubbs; 14 W. River St.
Ilion, NY 13357; Turf
David M. SuUender; 21 Pearl Brook Rd.
Lunenburg, Ma. 01462; Ag. Bus. Mgt.
James M. SuUivan; 105D Brittany Manor
Amherst, Ma. 01002; Turf
Mary K. Sweeney; 19 Montague St.
Turners Falls, Ma. 01376; Flori
Cheryl M. Sylvester; 43 Hampstead St.
Lowell, Ma. 01852; An. Sci.
Aileen Thomas; 26 Stockbridge St.
Hadley, Ma. 01035; LAT
Randall, J. Thompson; 31 Tokeneke Rd.
Holyoke, Ma. 01040; Turf
Stephen J. Tobin; 76 Beacon St.
Arlington, Ma. 02174; Arbor and Park
Joseph A. Toste; 80 Wood St.
Rehoboth, Ma. 02769; Turf
Deane C. Vandusen; Bolton Rd.
Harvard, Ma. 01451; Flori
John D. Varner; 180 Chapman St.
Greenfield, Ma. 01301; Turf
Valerie I. Voegtlin; 66 Monroe Rd.
Quincy, Ma. 02169; LAT
Bruce H. Walker; 219 Montague Rd.
Leverett, Ma. 01054; Arbor and Park
Wayne G. Wallace; 5 Cloverdale Rd.
Cranston, RI 02905; Turf
Douglas A. Walsh; 185 Athol Rd.
Orange, Ma. 01364; Arbor and Park
Kathleen M. Watson; 1 Cross St.
Wakefield, Ma. 01880; Arbor and Park
Diana H. Wauhkonen; Pleasant St.
E. Templeton, Ma. 01438; LAT
Daniel A. Weldon; 135 Winthrop Ave.
Lowell, Ma. 01851; An. Sci.
Paul Wieloch; Center Rd.
Dudley, Ma. 01570; Turf
Peter M. Wild; 23 Lawson Rd.
Winchester, Ma. 01890; Arbor and Park
Karen N. Witson; Box 100
Bridgewater, Vt. 05034; LAT
Susan R. Woods; 191 Leopold St.
Springfield, Ma. 01119; LAT
Richard M. Ziino; 397 Main St.
Bridgewater, Ma. 02324; Arbor and Park
Greenhouses were created for man's convience; the
first was built for a Roman Emperor to furnish him
with his favorite food (cucumber) year around. The
building was made from sheets of mica.
In 1867 UMass received it's first greenhouse, a glass
and wooden structure, pull together designed to
house rare and unusual plants. Nathan Durfee, a
trustee from Fall River, donated this "Durfee Conser-
vatory". The original house was torn down after 88
years of service and was replaced by an aluminum and
As soon as you enter the center of the main house
you realize the world of noise and confusion is left
behind; you face a large pool surrounded by many
tropical and semi-tropical plants. Walking through
the four connecting houses you encounter many beau-
tiful and exotic plants orchids, palms, plants over 100
years old, flowers, vines, trees, even a small Redwood
tree. These Durfee plants serve many purposes for the
students of UMass and Stockbridge: plant identifica-
tion, sketching, creative writing, and for some just the
peace and quite of its atmosphere.
The original Durfee Conservatory
There are other greenhouses on campus used for
the production of cut flowers for design classes, vege-
tables for students of Fruit and Veg, propagation for
plant labs and research on plant diseases and pests.
None of these plants, however, are quite as famous
as the Super Squash. In 1874 the local newspaper
featured a story on this 47.25 pound squash that lifted
a ton. It all started when Dr. William Clark, then
president of Mass Agricultural College, planted nine
seeds of the mammoth yellow chili. His goal was to
measure the force exerted during the growth of these
plants. The seeds were planted in an iron maiden
frame which expanded as the growing plants present-
ed pressure to it. The frame was hooked up to a lever
on which weights were hung, and a dial (similar to a
grocers scale) to measure the force in pounds per
square inch. In August of 1874 the squash began its
weight lifting career at a force of 60 pounds per square
inch; by October it was lifting 5000 pounds. At that
point the harness broke under the pressure of the
squash, thus ending the experiment. When Dr. Clark
first announced his discovery there were more skep-
tics than believers so he set up a public exhibit. Even
though these lifted considerably less than one ton,
they were impressive to the viewers.
For the past twelve years Durfee Conservatory en-
chanted Alex Montgomery, its caretaker. His knowl-
edge of the plants was extensive and made a deep
impression on many that learned from him. Alex was
Durfee Conservatory, to many, because he enjoyed his
work and the students. In the Fall of '76 Alex passed
away, we will miss him.
"With what amazement should we behold the de-
velopment of a crop upon a fertile field, if we could
but see with our eyes the things that are known to
Liz • Rit a • Tom • Miss Reynolds
Th a n k s
Would you call it a
THE FARM TEAM
Now that Spring has finally arrived and
the golf courses have opened, the Stock-
bridge Golf Team is ready to close the
books; take one long swig of a favorite brew;
then to the closet to dust off the clubs after
a long winter's rest. There are a few long
awaited practice swings just aching to be
swung. It is time once again to limber up
those tight muscles, stand up to the ball
and take a mighty swing to see what this
year's season is going to bring.
Team Captain - Dean Gamble
Coaches *Ed and Fran Valch
The Raider and Fubar teams met in the
final game to determine the volleyball
championship. It was a rematch of the pre-
vious Tuesday night when Fubar defeated
Griffs Raiders in a close three game match.
Fubar jumped into an early lead as Donna
Bedigian used her skill to score from the
Raiders confused back line a 5-0 edge. The
Raiders pulled themselves together by
catching up two points. Then the Raiders'
server Jeff O'Donal, put on an impressive
show leading his team to an unexpected
The second game was much closer
throughout as Fubar matched points with
the Raiders. The prevailing atmosphere
was tense as several serves ended up in or
under the net. Even Griff, the captain of
the Raiders, was unable to put the ball over.
It seemed like each team was trying to loose
rather than win. The Raiders eventually
pulled the victory into their hands and thus
the championship by defeating Fubar IS-
It was an April Friday at Sam.
Folks straggled in. Fruit and
Veg folks, that is. Some of them
still in PJ tops, some with their
shirts on inside out, and some
singing a Three Stooges jingle.
Good mornings and smiles were
exchanged, the frisbee tossed,
and other early morning aggres-
sions were released before they
were seated. Before the lecture
the senator, who happened to
be punctual this morning, an-
nounced: "There will be no
Beano tonight but there will a
Softball game this afternoon at
1:30. We have been challenged
by Landscape Operations
Team. If you all want, I'll ex-
cept it." There was a postive re-
sponse by most of the students.
That Friday was to be the
first of four intense, emotional,
often ridiculous games. The
first of the big series was a
Third Inning, Land Ops were
up at bat. The batter reveiwed
the outfield before coming to
the plate. He was scared, real
scared! Everywhere he looked
in the field, there was a Fruit
and Vegy standing there, wait-
ing .... the only team around
that had 23 expertise players in
the outfield. To make matters
worse, they had a very compe-
tent woman pitcher. He ap-
proached the plate. The pitcher
wound up, and zing .... he hit
the ball to left field right be-
tween 9 of the outfielders. Un-
fortunately no one called for it
and Fruit and Veg lost 9 of their
Fruit and Veg called them-
selves the Farm Team. A few
adventurous types made up
some corny, unprofessional but
quite appropriate tee-shirts. By
the way. Land Op defeated
Fruit and Veg twice, tied once
and one glorious, quite spectac-
ular, competitive game ever
played was won by a very mod-
est, always crazy Farm Team.
The games were enjoyed by
all who played, came to watch
or happened to be riding by.
The special friendships that is
shared between Stockies could
be seen, felt, and often heard
among them. These friends and
times will be missed but re-
membered in a special way by
all who have experienced them.
Bill Bardy Dan Kaeka
Gary Bock MVP Chris Kebbi
Bill Drake Dan Lynch
Charlie Guerard Brad MacDonald
Dana Glazier Jeff O'Donal
Rich Hartburger Ed Palmer
CANADMNS - Bob Golden
Donna Bedigian Kevin Stuart
William Ferrara Pam Trudeau
Arnold Fisher Kevin Hollister
Brian McCarthy co-captain
GRIFF S RAIDERS-R. Griffith
George Clark Jeff McDuff
John Gormley Jeff O'Donal
Mark Leone Diane Sousa
Brad MacDonald Sarah Wilson
The 1977 Women's Basketball Team consisted of one fresh-
man; Maureen Golden, and five seniors; Mary Pepka, Donna
Bedigian, Sue Sinclair, Veterna MVP Dee Dee Farquhar, and
Carol Drew MVP of '77.
Unlike high school, the Happy Hoopers had never worked
together as a team before we played. Being unaware of each
other's playing ability we realized it would have to be pass and
go, freestyle basketball, communication being the name of the
Usually just minutes before the game we decided who would
play what postitions and see how things worked out. With a
team of six women, 5 were the players and the sixth could tell us
our weak points and encourage us with new strategy during half
time and other time-outs.
All of us wanted to have fun but we also had a great desire to
win. We went into every game with the attitude that we could
win, or at least give the other team "a run for their money". And
that we did! We played surprisingly well together and were very
successful this year. Everyone involved really wanted to play
and supported each other a great deal.
One of the most exciting encounters in a college program can
be involvement in an athletic activity. I sincerely wish good luck
to next years' team and hope for more support in the years to
Carol H. Drew
Unseen Soccer Game
NO NONSENSE -
ROACH CLIPS -
David Hanson Brian Smith
The first game, October 8, was against Hampshire College. It
started with the huddle of each team planning their strategy. Final-
ly, the ball was flying around the ground with an occasional vertical
lift which ended up bouncing off of someone's head. There were a
few tense moments as the men started to get control of the ball.
Hampshire College made the first goal and stayed in the lead
throughout the first half.
At halftime Coach Snow gave a stern but friendly talk, "You guys
were real good at times . . . you have to slow down and get control
of the ball . . . remember follow the other guy. Okay, stretch out!".
With that the Stockies proceeded t^ get some action into the game.
Second half started with an air of excitement. The Stockies goal
area was the main attraction for sometime until Hampshire took
the first goal of the half. Then the tables turned as Charles Guerard
got control of the ball and made the first goal for Stockbridge. Dan
Kaeka scored the second and Dan Lynch made the third goal for
Craig VanKohorn Stockbridge. The tension was high as Stockbridge sprung into
action. The game ended 5-3 Hampshire's favor and a good game for
8 o e c o r
Oi ll li e* \^ Uj at li li
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STOCKIES: the fight
While UMass athletics have been strug-
gling for recognition in the NCAA, Stock-
bridge sports have been fighting for recog-
nition from Stockies. Not too many people
went to the soccer games, even though the
team almost had a winning season. The
Stockbridge athletes aren't out for glory,
anyway; they just want to have fun.
Intramural volleyball went over well,
however, with over eighty people in a league
that was all Stockies, what do you expect.
Women played intramural basketball
this season, while the men played local sec-
ondary schools and community colleges. All
of the men's games were at home in the
Curry Hicks Cage.
In the springtime there were many loose-
ly organized softball games and a golf team.
"The action didn't stop there as the universi-
ty is probably the bicycle-skateboard-fris-
capitol of New England.
George Corthouts MVP
Fine Arts Cente
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Poet r y
I would like to thank all of you, for
you are a very important part of this
book. Some of the luckier people had
an experience involving themselves
with the preparation of the different
pages. Others came up with ideas and
suggestions to keep the staff and my-
self busy most of the time. And, even
if you don't fall into one of these
groups of people, you helped by giv-
ing us the initiative, motivation, and
support needed to complete our task.
So as you search the pages of memo-
ries remember it as it was, a part of
SUE N I MMO
BOB CH I LDS
GA I L DESISTO
Western Hills p. 4
Dairy p. 4
Pine p. 4; Halloween
Party p. 14-5
Coffee House p. 29
History p. 86-7
Graduation p. 136-9
Special thanks to: a great staff, the
Index staff, Don Lendry (Yearbook
Rep.), Delores, Liz, Rita, Tom, Ka-
ren, Miss Reynolds, and Dean Deni-
son (Stockbridge Hall gang), and Jim
Mulcahy (Alumni '60) for all of the
help each of you have given me. I
couldn't have survived without the
help. Thanks again.
To all of you fantastic people.
Done! You mean it's really done?
Though our friendship bloomed we must part.
We must travel the meandering road
of life, sometimes even though we are
secure in what we do, the road can
take us away. Going every direction
possible, the road can bring you to
Go with an open heart, and enjoy life.
UNIV. OF MASS.
AUG 1 7 1981