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Byron Colby 


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 
your dream. 


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Table Of Conten 

Prologue 3 

Dean's Letter 6 

Miss Reynold's Letter 8 

Special Events ... 11 

Activities 37 

Majors 55 

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. 

Dean D. 

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 
and architects. 

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 

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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. 


Halloween Party 

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. 

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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 
third place. 

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. 


Progress Banquet 

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 
went smoothly. 

For the most part it did and 
seemingly the night was over, 
before it even started, but not 



Class Of '77 
Lears List 

Kathrine S. Abbott 
Nancy J. Alves 
Thomas J. Anischik 
William A. Ashly 
Daniel J. Barry 
Ellenor F. Beauvias 
Grafton Briggs 
Angela L. Burgess 
Stephen K. Chicoine 
Robert D. Childs Jr. 
Malcolm J. 
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 
Robert Golden 
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 
Michael G. 

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 
memories behind. 


Bus Trip 


Monday, rain, 

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? 

Eight o'clock-exciting-huh? 

Rain, Monday, 


No cigarettes . . . 

I'm dying for a piece of reality. 

Skip Monday, 

Unload, break away, 

Skip the nine-o-five. 

And all the rest. 

Here's a UMass bus 

And it's going one way. 

Live entertainment, 

A door prize, Archway cookies, 

and wine . . . 

The Chesterfield Gorge: 

Awesome, powerful! 

Aladin's College Ice Shop: 

A waitress - friendly. 

Mount Greylock-snowing, 


The road 

Up ... 


Coffee House 

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. 

Livestock Classic 

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. 

Susan Sinclair 


Alumni Weekend 

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 

Spring Picnic 

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 
and plentiful. 

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. 

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Susan Phillips 


Cheryl Sylvester 

David Hanson, Geoff MacDuff, 
Steve Nugent, Jeff O'Donal, 
Robin Shetler 

Ron Johnson 

Steve Anderson, Chuck Bram- 
hall. Bob Childs, Gail Desisto, 
Maureen Golden, Ron Johnson, 
Mike Leonardo, Sue Phillips, 
Neil Simmoni 


Donna Bedigian, Sue Sinclair 


EUenor Beauvais, April Hollis- 


Ed Pearson 


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. 

Ellie Beauvais 

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- 
out unity. 

George Clark 

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 



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Carlyn Appleton - Pres. 
Debbie Buckley - V.P. 

Mary Barnes 

Terry Bartholomew 

Charlyn Bristol 

Whitney Buttrick 

Amy Campbell 

Anne DeGroot 

Andy Domenichini 

Mimi Duprey 


Donna Bedigian - Sec. 
Sue Phillips - Treas. 

Deirdre Farquhar 
Sheila Harrington 
Cindy Ryan 
Sue Sinclair 
Alana Starkey 
Cheryl Sylvester 
Pam Trudeau 
Diana Wauhkonen 


What is S.S.A.? The redhouse, the farmers, parties, 
pledging, good times, bad times, animals, people, house 
meetings, sisterhood 

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." 

Carlyn Appleton 



Richard Morrissey 
Bill Ferrara - V.P. 


Wayne Wallace - Treas. 
Kevin Stuart - Sec. Fall 

Arnold Fischer - Sec. Spring 

Richard Griffith 
Bruce Hamilton 
David Hanson 
Kevin HoUister 
Philip Howard 
Brian McCarthy 
Neal Monson 

Jim O'Kelly 
Ed Pearson 
Jim Roberts 
Brian Smith 
Sandy Smith 
Howard Stone 
Craig VonKohorn 

Jim Wood 

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 
back to. 

Wayne Wallace 



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 
you all. 

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. 

Michael Leonardo 



Geoff Allen 
James Callahan 
Richard Cocco 
Marron Dubois 
Heinrich Fenner 
Elmar Jarvesoo 
Edward Knapp 
Deane Lee 
Theodore Leed 
Donald Marion 
Herbert Spindler 


Deane Lee 

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. 

April Hollister 



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James Marcum 

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. 

Deirdre Farquhar 


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. 

Ellie Beauvais 

Patience Allen 
Wallace Black 
James Callahan 
Joseph Clayton 
Byron Colby 
Lyle Cracker 
Howard Dashefsky 
John Denison 
Marron Dubois 
Robert Duby 
Heinrich Fenner 
Robert Grover 
Ward Hunting 
Deane Lee 
Sidney Lyford 
James Marcum 
William Rosenau 
Douglas Stern 
Robert Walker 

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 

Jimmy Ugon( 

James Anderson 
William Bramlage 
Walter Bumgardner 
A. B. Cole 
Howard Dashefsky 
Marron Dubois 
John Deman 
Duane Greene 
Thomas Hamilton 
John Hanson 
Francis Holmes 
Thomas Houston 
Gordon King 
Mary Beth Kirkham 
Maria Larsen 
Harold Mosher 
Gustave Olson 
Edward Pira 
Steven Quigley 
Richard Rhode 
Delores Stockton 
Terry Tattar 
Jonas Vengris 
John Zak 


Gordon King 

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. 

April Hollister 


William Rosenau 

"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 
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. 

Brian Kelly 

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 
boron requirement. 


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 
an education. 

April Hollister 

Alfred Boicourt 
William Bramlage 
Judith Branzburg 
James Callahan 
John Edman 
Susan Fettes 
George Goddard 
Duane Greene 
John Hanson 
James Johnson 
Mary Beth Kirkham 
Edward Knapp 
Deane Lee 
Harold Mosher 
Edward Pira 
William Rosenau 
Herbert Spindler 
John Tristan 



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. .^ , 

Gregg MacPherson 


Patience Allan 
Geoff AUen 
Susan Bloom 
Bradford Grossman 
Edward Buck 
James Callahan 
John Conrad 
Marron Dubois 
Kirby Hayes 
Elmar Jarvessoo 
Edward Knapp 
Theodore Leed 
Donald Marion 
Herbert Spindler 



Donald Marion 

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. 

Geoff MacDuff 

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Ronald Prokopy 

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 

James Anderson 
William Bramlage 
James Callahan 
Joseph Clayton 
Howard Dashefsky 
John Edman 
Micheal Egan 
Duane Green 
John Hanson 
John Howell 
Ernest Johnson 
William Lachman 
Deane Lee 
William Lord 
Richard Rhode 
William Roseneau 
F. W. Southwick 
Vincent Valvo 



Green America 

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. 

Ron Shillady 

Alfred Biocourt 
William Bramlage 
James Callahan 
Richard Cocco 
Howard Dashefsky 
Mack Drake 
John Edman 
Sherri Friend 
Duane Greene 
Thomas Hamilton 
John Hanson 
James Johnson 
Robert Kent 
Gordon King 
Charles Moran 
Harold Mosher 
Gustave Olson 
Mary Prisco 
Richard Rhode 
William Rosenau 
Gordon Stewart 
Jonas Vengris 



Gustave Olsen 

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- 
fessional careers. 

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. 

Jeff O'Donal 


William Harris 

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. 

Alana Starkey 



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 

Wallace Black 
James Callahan 
Byron Colby 
Marron Dubois 
Robert Duby 
Heinrich Fenner 
William Harris 
Ward Hunting 
James Marcum 
Peg McConnell 
Edward Pira 
lona Reynolds 
Douglas Stern 
Robert Walker 



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- 
agement major. 

Wayne Wallace 

Alfred Boicourt 
William Bramlage 
Robert Carrow 
Joseph Clayton 
Marron Dubois 
*^ John Edman 

P Ernest Johnson 
Gordon King 
Deane Lee 
Donald Marion 
1^ k Harold Mosher 
' ^ Gustave Olsen 
Edward Pira 
Richard Rhode 
WiUiam Rosenau 
Brian Silver 
Herbert Spindler 
Lester Whitney 


Edward Pira 

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 
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 

Bill Flore 


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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. 



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 
Senior Play. 

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 
of nuts". 

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 



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," 
Patsy explained. 

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- 
an War. 

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 
their belts." 

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 
Hort Show. 

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 
before graduating. 



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- 
bridge program. 

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. 



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 
lived in. 

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! 

Kim Peck 






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Taken 1970's 

(ABOVE) 1920's 


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. 


Ellie Beauvais 

...are we, 
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. 
Alumni Phonothon, 
L.A.T. Club, Stosag. 

Livestock Classic, 

Livestock Classic, 
Volleyball, Basketball, 


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" 

"Tiger," Lear 
V.P. S.S.A., Livestock Classic 


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 

and happiness." 



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 



L.A.T. Club, Livestock Classic. "A day of worry I 
is more exhausting then a week of work." 


Arbor and Park Club. 
A.T.G. Pres., Arbor and Park Club, 
Pub. "Stories." 




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 

persuasive speech." 


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." 


Hi Dad! 


Basketball, STOSO, Stosag Sr. Section Ed., 

S.S.A., Livestock Classic, L.A.T. Club. 

Livestock Classic 


Arbor and Park Club. "Go Easy." 




Arbor and Park Club. "Where's EUie?" 


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- 
ing Senator. 

Flori. Club Treas., "As a Child I was an imagi- 
nary playmate." 

A.T.G. Treas., Senate 


Arbor and Park Club, The Dukes, Softball, 
Bobo and Babes. "A night out with the 13th 
floor boys." 

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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 

are done; 
We are pleased more by our achievements 

than we are with our fun. 
The rewards we receive are greater 

than glory; 
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. 


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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 

Rd. ■■-. 

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. 
Natick,''M'a>-01760; Flori 

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 





Durfee Conservatory 

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 
glass structure. 

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. 

Alex Montgomery 

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 
transpire." Clark 




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Charlie Acker 
Phil Ackerman 
Chuck Bramhall 
Gary Carter 
Bob Childs 
Bob Cutler 

Helen Dalbeck 
Jeffrey Darsch 

Charlie Guerard 
Mike Haynes 
Tom Keleher 
John McLean 
Jay Petri 
John Scagliarini 


Matt Crowe 
Arnie Fisher 
Mark Fisk 
Dan Kaeka 
Brad MacDonald 
Jeff O'Donal 

Mark O'Malley 
Bill Palk 
Mike Pelletier 
Ray Scott 
Rick Shea 

pr ing! 

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. 

Dean Gamble 

Team Captain - Dean Gamble 

Tom Anischik 
Bill Beauregard 
Jim Burns 
Bruce Campbell 
Bill Flore 

Ray Gagne 
Paul Jamrog 
Tom Landry 
Randy Rice 
Walter Stubbs 

Coaches *Ed and Fran Valch 

Final Game 

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- 

Richard Griffith 

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 
comical one. 

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 
best players. 

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 
FUBAR- RickMorrissev 
Donna Bedigian Kevin Stuart 
William Ferrara Pam Trudeau 
Arnold Fisher Kevin Hollister 
Brian McCarthy co-captain 
Ed Pearson 

George Clark Jeff McDuff 

John Gormley Jeff O'Donal 
Mark Leone Diane Sousa 

Brad MacDonald Sarah Wilson 
Chris May 


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 

Charlie Acker 
Gary Carter 
Helen Delbeck 
Jeff Darsh 
Deb Fountain 


Carlyn Appleton 
David Hanson Brian Smith 
Kip Simmons 

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 
all involved. 

Mike Haynes 
Maureen Golden 
Tom Keleher 
Cheryl Sylvester 
Bruce, Colleen 
and friends 

Neil Monson 


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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 Clark 


Peter Bacon 

Gary Bock 

George Corthouts MVP 

Chris Frame 

Paul Gagnon 

Denise Ingram 

Dan Kaeka 

David Keyes 

Brad MacDonald 
Rick McHugh 
Denise Medeiros 
Tod Lemme 
Jeff O'Donal 
James Piquette 
Michael Plourde 
Tom Pollock 

Bill Rossi 
James Sullivan 
Richard Schultz 




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Pho tography 

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 
your life. 








Western Hills p. 4 

Greenhouse, Lab, 
Farmers, Landscape 
Dairy p. 4 

Pine p. 4; Halloween 
Party p. 14-5 

Coffee House p. 29 
Livestock Classic 

History p. 86-7 

Graduation p. 136-9 


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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 
unexpected places. 

Go with an open heart, and enjoy life. 



AUG 1 7 1981