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Dr. Byron E. Colby
The Beauty Of Agriculture
Oh, I could tell you all about the beauty we see in
agriculture! All about sleek well fed animals on pas-
ture, all about ripe green fields, all about well tended
lawns and gardens. But I don't. This has all been
done before, far better than I could do it.
It is the INNER beauty of agriculture that intrigues
me. it is the people found in all phases of agricul-
ture, it is the faculty of the school. It is the alumni I
meet. It is the students I see every day, year in and
year out. There is a personal fulfillment and happi-
ness that comes from participation in some area of
agricultural sciences. To some, it is a great feeling of
peace and contentment. To some, it is the tremen-
dous and joyous excitement derived from sharing in
the magic of growing things. To others, there is the
artistic satisfaction of contributing natural beauty to
The hard but rewarding work involved in most
agricultural pursuits leads to a feeling of inner vital-
ity. Great maturity, honesty, tolerance and compas-
sion for others, and a respect for life seem to be
attributes gained very early in life for those working
in the agricultural fields. Any agricultural occupa-
tion gives the assurance of leading a life that is
worthwhile, satisfaction in a job well done, satisfac-
tion in helping others and happiness in being able to
Through agriculture, therefore, one acquires the
fine qualities that lead toward the whole human be-
ing - (Maturity, integrity, tolerance, compassion, re-
spect for life, excitement and enthusiasm, peace,
contentment, aesthetic fulfillment, respect for one-
self in the ability to work hard, and the knowledge
that one has contributed greatly to the well-being of
mankind. What more could one ask of an occupa-
MAKES BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE!
Food, Beauty, Pleasure and Profit
These four powerful words are an integral part of
the Stockbridge vocabulary. As you leave the "world
of education", I ask each one of you to become a
public relations person on behalf of agriculture in
Massachusetts, New England, the United States
and/or the world!
Remember some of those rather idealistic plans
you had as an entering freshman? Some of these
plans, I am sure, have been modified or changed
completely after two years of study. Some, I hope,
have persisted and will offer you a continual chal-
lenge to achieve. I am sure that most of your plans
revolved around the business of producing food and
fiber for profit, societal need and the pleasure or
business of beautifying our environment for profit,
societal need and pleasure. If this is so, then you
should qualify as an excellent public relations per-
son, capable of informing the general public of the
real, short and long term values of keeping these
businesses viable, especially here in Massachusetts
and New England.
What are the essential attributes for public rela-
tions work? First, perhaps I should offer my defini-
tion of public relations. Public relations is giving
and/or maintaining public interest, understanding
and support for a business, an industry or the like.
Following are the most important attributes needed
to perform effective public relations in agriculture
or any other industry or business?
(1) Judgement - this is formed from your set of val-
ues, experiences and knowledge (education); (2) Or-
derly Thinking - this must be learned and continually
used, such as in many of your Stockbridge courses
(!); (3) Communicative Skills - most important is the
ability to write properly followed by speaking ability;
(4). Creativity - usually the broader your education
and experience becomes, the more creative you be-
come and; (5) Initiative - this requires a willingness to
do more than is required (the cure-all for that dread-
ed, infectious disease which I call Requiredistis) and
a desire to do your job well (pursuit of excellence).
I am quite confident that each and every one of
you have formed and added to these five attributes
of a good public relations person during your two
years here at Stockbridge School of Agriculture. As
some have said before, "Go fourth and spread the
As you look through this year's STOSAG,
we hope that you will see what an impor-
tant part agriculture plays in today's soci-
ety. It is often taken for granted, but our
daily break comes from the tillage of the
ground. We must be grateful to agriculture
and to the farmers who toil in the fields to
raise crops and livestock for our suste-
it is agriculture which also gives us the
beauty in life. As we look around in today's
world, we see that our rural landscapes are
beautiful because of the greenery provided
by fields of crops, orchards, pastures, and
parklands. And in our more urban areas it
is the lush green fairways of golf courses,
public gardens, nicely landscaped proper-
ties, and greenhouses filled with plans that
all add to the beauty of our world!
**ln order that he may live a man has to have
three things: air, water and food Of the three
necessities, air is supplied by Nature in abundance;
water can be found everywhere except in the
desert; but food, in a civilized society, has to be
provided by man himself
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The Earth has been inhabited by humans for approximately two million years. For most of this time, our ancestors
were hunters and food gatherers who moved from one place to another in search of food. When these early hunters
learned about sowing seeds and harvesting a crop of food, they were able to settle down into small villages. The
village inhabitants, who no longer roamed the land for their food supply, became dependent upon agriculture as a
food source. Today, we too are dependent upon agriculture. It is the key to our existence; therefore, we must
continue to cultivate and preserve all good farmland.
Agriculture has been practiced since the beginning of civilization, and it has attracted the greatest numbers of
people over the years. The people who work the land derive enjoyment, excitement, and a feeling of independence in
their pursuits. There is no other business which can ac-
count for the prosperity of a nation as agriculture does.
The soil, which sustains the populations of nations, yields
the necessities of life. In the past, where agriculture was
neglected, populations diminished.
It seems that agriculture is being neglected today. Each
year 350,000 acres of farmland are taken out of food
production and lost to developers. It is true that develop-
ment must take place in our ever growing population;
however, the areas to be developed should not be on
types of land which are capable of producing renew-
able resources, such as food, fiber, and water. Even
here in Massachusetts we are losing 20,000 acres or
200 farms each year, and because of this we must
import 85% of our foodstuff.
We are losing much of our good agricultural land
because of the ease at which it can be developed.
Since most farmland is cleared and has good topsoil, a
developer can quickly and easily move in and start to
build. Taxes are another reason why farmland is being
lost to developers. Farmers are finding it harder to pay
the rising property taxes on their land. If the land is
not lost due to taxes while the farmer is alive, then it
will most likely be lost to them when he dies. Inheri-
tance taxes are so high that survivors are often forced to
sell the land in order to pay them.
We must turn the tides around and ban together for legal
and legislative support of good land use. Some states are
beginning to change the traditional taxing methods and
modifying them for farm use. There have also been many
laws and regulations passed which are protecting our re-
newable natural resources - farmland. As graduates of
Stockbridge School of Agriculture, we have the ability and
knowledge to work these farmlands and provide food for
our ever growing population, or as trained horticulturalists
we can make our world beautiful and improve the quality of
life around us.
Douglas L. Alrhart
Alfred W. Bolcourt
James W. Callahan
Lyie E. Craker
James F. Anderson
William J. Bramlage
Joe T. Clayton
Bradford D. Crossmon
Wallace G. Blacic
Walter H. Bumgardner
Byron E. Colby
Marron S. DuBols
Robert T. Duby
Tom S. Hamilton
Paul H. Jennings
William K. Harris
Ward M. Hunting
Ernest A. Johnson
Francis W. Holmes
Kirk A. Hurto
Gordon S. King
Theodore W. Leed
J. David Mackenzie
Donald R. Marlon
William J. Manning
Edward S. PIra
Harold E. Mosher
William A. Rosenau
Sidney J. Lyford
James B. Marcum
Gustave D. Olson
Franklin W. Southwick
Herbert G. Splndler
Edward N. Tobin
Lester F. Whitney
John M. Zak
John J. Cade
A. B. Cole
George B. Goddard
Robert M. G rover
Lucille F. Helgin
Curtis A. Johnson
Robert L. Kent
Peggy A. McConnell
Robert J. Precheur
Richard A. Rohde
Douglas N. Stern
Doris S. Stockton
Robert W. Wagner
Robert W. Walker
Professor James Callahan will retire fol-
lowing the 1978 Spring semester after hav-
ing taught at Stockbridge for thirty-two
years. He has given much time and effort
to the school by being advisor to the year-
book for several years and teaching
courses such as Agricultural Economics
and Business Management. While teach-
ing, he also authored many publications
and bulletins which were of great help to
many people involved with agriculture in
New England. The Stockbridge School of
Agriculture would like to thank him for his
many years of dedication to the school and
to the students.
WINE arJ aHEE§E
The school year and the many events
that go along with it is started off each year
with the Wine and Cheese Party. This is an
annual event sponsored by the senior class
to welcome the new freshmen to Stock-
bridge. It gives everyone a chance to meet
new people, make new friends, and rekin-
dle old friendships.
Wandering through the crowds, conver-
sations ranged from seniors discussing ex-
periences had during placement training
to freshmen talking about their new
courses, schedules, and dorms. Freshmen
were also anxious to ask seniors about
what they could expect from courses and
professors at Stockbridge. All in all it was a
successful event, because it had all the es-
sential ingredients — good food, good
drink, and especially good people.
The day of the Fall Picnic came and
the sun was shining down brightly.
Gradually the once empty Farley Lodge
was filled with many "Stockies" all hav-
ing themselves a good time. Many peo-
ple participated in playing volleyball and
tug-of-war while others were found en-
joying all the good food and drink that
was provided. By the end of the after-
noon it was apparent that everyone had
their fill of food and fun at this annual
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When "Stockies" have a party, they do it right! What better placed
for a Halloween Hoedown than a barn??! Once Grinell Arena was
decorated with corn stalks and pumpkins it had just the right atmo-
sphere for the costumed creatures that were going to attend. Shortly
after people started arriving and the band began to play, the sawdust
covered floor was packed with foot-stomping people all having them-
selves a good time.
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Almost everyone who was at
the party had some type of cos-
tume on. There was quite a vari-
ety: hillbillies, bugs, scare-
crows, and even a group of rab-
bits. It was apparent that every-
one enjoyed the country tunes
played by the band, because the
floor was crowded with hoe-
downers all night long.
The last event of the fall semester is the
Stockbrldge Christmas Party, the Holly Jolly.
This event always has a special feeling about it
because it brings a little of the Christmas spirit
to everyone which is usually lacking around
campus at that time because of finals. This
year it was held in the Student Union Ballroom
where appropriate decorations of evergreens
and Christmas lights were put up. A buffet din-
ner was served first and later on there was
dancing to the sound of Phase 11.
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As the party continued on during the night it
seemed that everyone was enjoying themselves
and had put the thoughts of finals out of their
minds. The band, Phase 11, played good music all
night long. Even Saint Nick had time to stop by
for a dance before the night was over.
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Once upon a time there was a tavern,
where we used to raise a glass,
Remember how we
laughed away the hours,
We lived the
life we choose.
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THOSE WERE THE DAYS.
Words & Music by Gene Raskin
TRO- Copyright 1962 & 1968 Essex Mu
Used by permission
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At Stockbridge, Students Grow It!
Finally Friday. My eyes fight against sleep during the last of my five eight o'clocks for the
week. How Stockbridge manages to schedule me for five eight o'clock classes, three out of
four semesters, not to mention those detestable five-thirty labs, I'll never know. Maybe it's
all part of the practical education that made Stockbridge renown.
Learning by doing is the name of the game with Stockbridge. Combining the knowledge
our minds gain in lecture with the mechanical skills our hands achieve in lab, constitutes
much of our education. During these learning experiences, Stockies manage to bring
attention to themselves: climbing trees with harnesses and ropes behind the Health Ser-
vices, timing engines and rebuilding lawn mowers until grease embeds itself under your
fingernails, emptying a half-dozen apples from your pack after class (all a different variety),
selecting a back seat in lecture because you just came from halter-breaking a heifer down in
the barn, living in the French Hall greenhouses, sticking that cumbersome T square In your
pack, . . . and it's another rainy day for surveying and tromping through the Belchertown
orchards. It's all part of Stockbridge.
Motivation towards a direction characterizes a Stockbridge student. We enter with a high
interest level in our major fields and a sense of how a Stockbridge education will augment
future plans. From this basis student background ranges extensively; some students have
fished previously in other streams of education, others have returned to school after
working several months or many years, some freshly graduated from vocational agriculture
or public high schools, some may not have crept outside New England while others have
given their time to the Peace Corps and traveled the Amazon. Yet, regardless of roots and
age, all the students demonstrate their agricultural interest and direction.
Originally, Stockbridge educated the farmer in modern methods and more efficient
farming practices. Now, the school primarily educates the farmer-to-be or those desiring to
pursue a life in agriculture, whether it be floriculture, landscaping, golf course manage-
ment, arboriculture, or actual animal and crop production. No longer is the farmer's son or
the farmer's daughter the only persons furthering their education in agriculture. As the
public's awareness of agriculture grows, so will those desiring to satisfy their agricultural
interest through education. These persons may not preceive a future direction for them-
selves, but their interest abounds. Will Stockbridge honor these prospective students even
though their direction is weak? The future of agriculture, especially for the independent
New England farmer, teeters with each rise of the Connecticut River. Pamphlets, literature,
Crockett's Victory Garden, and tomato articles in the Boston Sunday Globe will raise the
public's consciousness of agriculture, but not until people develop a value for its worth and
educate themselves through practice will our agriculture be saved and in turn benefit our
People must realize that classroom education only benefits when combined with our
hands in action for a practical outcome, whatever that may be. At Stockbridge, students just
don't learn about growing, students grow it!
Fruit & Veg 78
AGRICULTURAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
What does Agricultural Business Management have to offer?
What kind of job can one get with this major? These are some of
the questions we hear much too often. These may be simple
questions, but don't expect a simple answer!
Ag. Business Management offers a variety of courses, ranging
from Economics, which we encounter every day of our lives, to
Accounting Principles, Business Law, Retail Management, and
other business related courses. With all the knowledge gained
from these courses, the job opportunities are unlimited. How
about going on to become a Certified Public Accountant, or the
manager of a large firm for example.
Agricultural Business Management is needed in any type of
business, whether it be landscaping or owning a large dairy farm.
One thing is certain, Ag. Business Management is essential.
WILLIAM GRISWOLD - HRTA
Working with animals Is one of the greatest experiences to which
we In the Animal Science major are exposed. From the poultry
barns at Tllson to the dairy barns In South Deerfleld, we learn the
opportunities and rewards this field has to offer.
in the classroom we study these different farm animals In Poul-
try Management, Dairy Management, Livestock Production, and
Light Horse Management. Animal Science is a fast growing major
on school campuses all over the United States; whether you want
to be a Veterinarian's assistant, farmer, or work in a lab, animal
science prepares you with the basic knowledge for reaching your
This major will continue to attract interested students because
of the growing awareness of the Importance of agriculture and its'
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What type of career can you look
forward to in Arboriculture and Park
Management, you ask? Well, this is a
wide open field. Consider working for
a tree company, possibly as a foreman
or a tree climber if you like being on
top of things. Whether you are a utility
arborist, tree warden, or own a tree
company, you will be involved in ac-
tivities such as tree pruning, identifi-
cation and treatment of tree diseases,
and planting of trees.
With today's rising population there
is a need for more recreational areas,
in both municipal and national parks.
Jobs such as land-use planners, park
managers, and city and state recrea-
tional co-ordinators await you.
The education at Stockbridge is so
integrated with other related fields, it
enables you to pursue most any field
of horticulture that may interest you.
When you enter the working world, re-
member what Stockbridge has taught
you; and give it your best.
Floriculture, as the name implies, could best be described
as the practical study of raising commercial flowering and
foliage plants. Courses in greenhouse management, plant
identification, and commercial floriculture give us the basic
knowledge and experience for running a greenhouse.
Although this is still a good business in New England, it
has not been easy with the rising cost of oil, and competi-
tion from other areas which are more suited for year round
greenhouse production. This class has lent some diversity
to this problem by broadening the field of study to include:
interiorscaping, conservatory work, garden center oper-
ations, and small vegetable farming. This step is necessary
and profitable in securing a future in greenhouse oper-
ations, and is shown by the devotion and dedication the
FLORI majors have in their involvement in all agricultural
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FRUIT AND VEGETABLES
Vegetable farming and orchard management are the
primary occupations sought by students majoring in
fruit and vegetables. Many wish to be their own boss,
developing a private business from the extent of a road-
side stand to supplying the wholesale market. Other
opportunities include state produce inspectors, green-
house managers, market reporters, and extension assis-
tants to name a few. Whether or not a "veggie" major
pursues a career in farming or an agricultural related
occupation, or decides to follow a completely different
route, he'll harvest his own tomato plant in summer,
have an apple in hand during autumn, late winter will
find him in the orchard with pruning shears, and his
hands will be deep in the soil come spring.
Martha A. Kimball
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LABORATORY ANIMAL TECHNOLOGY
Laboratory Animal Technology is a multi-faceted field. It ranges
from working in a zoo to operating a dog kennel, from assisting a
veterinarian in surgery to searching for parasites under the micro-
scope. Many freshmen entering LAT find their likings to be working
strictly with pets; however, after graduating, they settle down in a
For most of us, many times it has been a trying and a frustrating
field of study; swearing we would never again pick up a mouse for
injection after it has gotten the best of us time after time, or after a
long day of classes trying to be patient with a cow after it has
pounced on our feet for the third time that day.
But through all this frustration, we have learned more about ani-
mal's scientific make-up and behavioral patterns, while coming clos-
er to our goals.
Landscape Operations is a demanding major which covers
many different areas of horticulture. Landscapers learn about
turf grasses, perennials, woody plant material and other var-
ious subjects relating to the trade. This knowledge provides us
with the base for entering the field of landscaping.
This field entails so much more than the reliable standbys of
mowing, trimming, and pruning. Landscape design and con-
struction are other areas. For the most part, those who do not
work for themselves, become foremen for established firms.
After completion of this major students have the necessary
skills to work in any field of turf, arboriculture, greenhouses,
garden centers, or nurseries. The job opportunities In lands-
caping are available to anyone who has self motivation and
Ingenuity for making our outdoor spaces aesthetically pleas-
Turf Management, although not a highly
recognized or familiar field, Is one where
career selection Is not as restricted as It
might seem. Turf management deals not
only with golf course maintenance, but
also lends itself towards the maintenance
of a multitude of other recreational facili-
ties such as parks, playgrounds, and athle-
tic fields. Campus grounds, cemeteries,
and private businesses are other areas in
which turf maintenance takes place.
Students In Turf Management take
courses which teach practical skills In sur-
veying, irrigation, and lawn mower repair.
These courses become valuable to the stu-
dents after graduation, when they are
working as greenskeepers, landscapers, or
A wide field of opportunities exists in the
turf industry. After completion of this
course, students have a good basis to find
jobs in the areas which attract them.
Seniors not photographed
RICHARD ABBOTT ARBOR PK.
GEORGE ALEXANDER ARBOR PK.
ROBERT ALMQUIST FLORI.
JONATHAN ALVORD TURF
STEPHEN ANDERSON TURF
WILLIAM BARCLAY FRUIT VEG.
STEVEN BATES ARBOR PK.
JONATHAN BEGG FRUIT VEG.
JOHN BERTRAM AN. SCI.
JOHN BOUCHARD TURF
THOMAS BRODEUR TURF
JOHN BRODERICK ARBOR PK.
DAVID BROWNELL AN. SCI.
ANTHONY BURNS AG. BUS.
ROSANNE BUZZELL FRUIT VEG.
ANDREW CAPISTRON ARBOR PK.
WILLIAM CHAFFEE ARBOR PK.
LYNDA COLBURN ARBOR PK.
DAVID COMEE TURF
ROBERT COOPER TURF
BRIAN CORRIVEAU TURF
LAWRENCE CROCKETT ARBOR PK.
MICHAEL DILORENZO TURF
THOMAS DINSMORE TURF
JAMES DUTTING FRUIT VEG.
RICHARD ELLSWORTH AN. SCI.
SUSAN EQUI ARBOR PK.
CHRISTOPHER FRAME FRUIT VEG.
ROBERT FRANKS LAND OP.
ROBERT GOLDEN TURF
DANIEL GOREY FRUIT VEG.
PAUL GRENIER ARBOR PK.
WILLIAM HAMM TURF
CHARLES HARCOVITZ LAND OP
JOHN HASKELL FRUIT VEG.
WILLIAM HICKEY ARBOR PK.
PETER HIBBARD ARBOR PK.
DANIEL HITT TURF
WILLIAM HUTCHINSON FLORI.
GUY HUTT AG. BUS.
KEVIN JEAN TURF
CHRISTOPHER KIBBE FRUIT VEG.
PATRICK KRISTY TURF
DANIEL LAFLAMME TURF
JEFFREY LAKRITZ AG. BUS.
DAVID LITWAK AN. SCI.
THOMAS LOSTY AN. SCI.
JOHN MARCHANT FRUIT VEG.
TIMOTHY MASSUCCO TURF
THOMAS MCAVOY TURF
ALFRED MCKNIGHT TURF
DENNIS MEDEIROS TURF
RICHARD MIDDLEBROOK ARBOR PK.
EARL MILLETT TURF
THOMAS MORRIS TURF
MICHAEL NAGLE TURF
RICHARD NEGRALLE TURF
CURTIS NIVEN TURF
STEVEN NUGENT LAND OP.
ROBERT PIKE LAND OP.
LAWRENCE PORTER AN. SCI.
DANIEL PROVOST ARBOR PK.
MARK QUINN LAND OP.
ROBERT ROGAN HRTA
MARK ROLE LAND OP.
WILLIAM ROSE AG. BUS.
CHRISTOPHER RYAN ARBOR PK.
JOHN RYAN ARBOR PK.
DAVID SANTAGUIDA ARBOR PK.
DALE SCEPKA FLORI.
DAVID SCHWORER ARBOR PK.
DAVID SMALL ARBOR PK.
BRIAN SMITH ARBOR PK.
JEFFREY STARR ARBOR PK.
MICHAEL STEINLE TURF
CHARLES STONE TURF
LAWRENCE STRIBLEY ARBOR PK.
WALTER STUBBS TURF
EUGENE TIVNAN ARBOR PK.
PETER TURNER ARBOR PK.
JAMES UGONE ARBOR PK.
JAMES WEAVER HRTA
BETH WHITTINGTON FRUIT VEG.
RICHARD YOUNG TURF
President: Kevin Hollister
Vice President: Maureen Golden
Treasurer: Trudy Scheinost
Secretary: Pliil Howard
It is hard to believe that two years ago the class of
78 officers held their first official meeting at the
T.O.C. Each one of us was thinking the same thing,
how were we ever going to pull this class together?
After all, didn't everyone say that college students
were full of apathy, and that no one really wanted to
be involved? Sure, it was fine to be involved in class
functions in high school, but this was college.
Well, we were soon to find out that the Stock-
bridge Class of 78 was far from apathetic. Starting
with our first class event, the ski trip to Vermont
and continuing right up to the last function, the
Senior Banquet, everyone joined in and had an ex-
cellent time. If there was a Stockbridge party,
someone from the class of 78 was sure to be the
first one there and the last to leave. When it came to
helping out with the work, someone from the class
of 78 was there to lend a hand.
There is a certain bond that develops between
people who work together to accomplish some-
thing, whether it be a party or a fund raiser. I think
the people in the class of 78 have this bond, not
only with their classmates but also with the school.
The students and their attitudes help make up a
school, and I think the class of 78 helped to make
Stockbridge a little bit closer. Hopefully, the gradu-
ates of the class of 78 will not forget the fun they
had or the friends they made by becoming involved
during their two years in Stockbridge.
Trudy E. Scheinost
President: Peter Quinlan
Vice President: Ray Coburn
Treasurer: June Delehanty
Secretary: Peter Hasal(
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The student senate of the Stockbridge School
of Agriculture has had a productive and enjoy-
able year. As the governing body representing
the students, the senators were busy promoting
communications between senate and student as
well as encouraging involvement of student and
faculty in the senate sponsored activities.
Accomplishments of this year have included:
high school student counselling which allowed
senators to visit schools indicating an intrest in
the Stockbridge curriculum; Professional Devel-
opment Day was initiated In February providing a
convention-type setting whereby students could
meet and talk with representatives of agricultur-
al related business and suppliers; a job reference
file was completed by the educational qualities
committee; Stockbridge night at the Pub which
raised two hundred and thirty dollars for the
"Blizzard Relief Fund" of the American Red
Cross; blood donors drive which donated fifty
dollars to four local chapters; as well as sponsor-
ing many successful social events through the
outstanding efforts of the Stockbridge Service
These accomplishments were just a small part
of the general business which the senate con-
ducted throughout the year. It is certain that the
senators gained much from serving on the sen-
ate this year. Hopefully others in the future will
look at these accomplishments and continue the
good work of the Stockbridge Student Senate.
Senate Advisor - Dr. Douglas L. Airhart
BRIAN BRUNDRETT STEVEN NUGENT PAUL DONNELLY
MARK CARROLL DAN RACKLIFFE GLENN JAMESON
RAY COBURN ELIZABETH ROGERS ROBIN SHETLER
JERRY D'ANELLO ROBIN SHETLER BRIAN SMITH
GLENN JAMESON NEIL SIMONI
The Stockbridge Service Organi-
zation (STOSO), is the committee
that is responsible for the planning
of all social functions during the
school year. They plan and organize
many activities starting with the
Fall Picnic, and continuing with the
Halloween Party, Holly Jolly, Pro-
gress Banquet, and ending with the
Spring Picnic. This group of hard-
working students spends alot of
time planning, advertising, decorat-
ing, setting up, selling tickets, and
when it is all over cleaning up.
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The Shorthorn was put together this year by
the sole effort of Charlyn Bristol. She was a
one woman team who kept busy writing, typ-
ing, mimeographing, and distributing the
newsletter. The students are grateful onto her
for all the time and hard work she devoted in
keeping us informed on the various activities
which were going on at Stockbridge.
Coach: Tony Williams
Anthony Reellich - MVP
Coach: Tony Williams
Mgr: Ray Coburn
Paul Gagnon Kevin McShane
Richard Hartbarger Brian O'Shea
Daniel Higgons Daniel Provost
Tod Lemme Peter Turner
Lindsay McMurtry Gary Wrubleski
Sigma Sigma Alplia started out four years ago as an
idea a few students shared in forming an alternative
living situation for Stockbridge women, who desired
more than just a dormroom. So with the help of ATG
and their corporation, SSA became a reality.
Although our history is brief, the house has estab-
lished itself in the Greek system and become quite active
in Stockbridge functions.
The sisterhood is unique among campus sororities.
Being just for a two year agricultural school, members
are engaged in similar fields of study, thus have similar
attitudes. We are a close house, work hard and manage
without a housemother.
We are not without problems. Female enrollment is
barely thirty percent at Stockbridge and most who do
attend commute, this leaves us hard pressed for pledges
at the end of every year. Past Stockbridge sororities have
failed for these reasons.
For the present, we are holding our own. New mem-
bers become just as enthusiastic and determined, while
graduating sisters strengthen the alumni association.
Hopefully, future years will prove prosperous and the
sisterhood will continue. One thing is for sure. We be-
lieve in SSA!
Alpha Tau Gamma is the Stockbridge fraternity. We
offer excellent home-cooked meals, a place to live and a
lifelong bond of Brotherhood with other people in agri-
culture. We also have parties and other social events. But
there is more to ATG. Belonging to ATG means extra
work and responsibility, for running a house is no easy
task. There are many decisions to make, people to orga-
nize, meetings to attend, newsletters to send, a kitchen
to run, and a house to keep. It takes alot of your time and
But it does not end there, because we are proud of our
school and work hard for Stockbridge. You will find us as
class officers, senators, and committee members. We
help out with Stockbridge parties and work with the
alumni on their events.
At times it seems as if the work will never end, but as
graduation nears, it went by too fast. In your two years as
a Brother of ATG, you have gained alot. You are a more
responsible person, better matured and more aware of
yourself and of other people. You learned more about
agriculture from your Brothers. But most important is
the friendships you have made and will keep for the rest
of your life.
Brian L. Smith
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The Progress Banquet is an annual event which is held
each spring before the freshmen leave on placement. Both
students and faculty are presented with various awards in a
ceremony which is followed by a delicious meal.
Some of the awards which are given out are for athletic
achievment, service to Stockbridge and to the outstanding
professor in each major.
After all the awards were given out and all speeches were
made, the band started to play the good music which con-
tinued for the rest of the night. Everyone celebrated the
giving and receiving of awards and enjoyed dancing and
socializing with faculty and friends.
William W. Barclay
David A. Brownell
Jadene L. Bump
Cynthia J. Cabral
David P. Chamutka
Robert D. Cooper
Kathleen M. Falls
Christopher L. Frame
Stephen A. Fuller
Steven M. Gill
Maurene H. Golden
Richard W. Griffith
Joy L. Harrington
Mark W. Harrington
John M. Haskell, Jr.
Carole A. Hetherington
Kenneth B. Ingram
Glenn C. Jameson
Daniel J. Jerome
Ronald V. Johnson
Christopher D. Kibbe
Martha A. Kimball
Charles P. Kozlowski
Patrick M. Kristy
David W. Lane
John E. Lash
Gerald V. Litchfield
Thomas R. Losty
Barbara C. Lucas
Robert R. Magerowski
Timothy P. Massucco
Alfred F. McKnight
David P. Miner
Amy L. Mintz
Michael F. Nagle
Steven J. Nugent
James S. O'Kelly
Dawn E. Proctor
Douglas P. Purinton
Elizabeth M. Rogers
John J. Ryan
Dale A. Scepka
Trudy E. Scheinost
Roberta A. Shetler
Neil E. E. Simoni
James J. Staszowski
Charles W. Stone
Gay S. Theriot
Rebecca M. Warnock
Sara J. Wilson
The Spring Picnic was blessed with a nice day this
year, which is a rare occasion. Without the rain we had
last year, we were able to enjoy softbail, volleyball, and
frisbee. This along with plenty of good food and drink
made for a fun afternoon for everyone.
The Senior Banquet was
held at Wiggins Tavern in
Northampton on a beautiful
warm spring night. A deli-
cious dinner was followed
by the good music of Phase
II. Everyone was busy social-
izing or trying to get that
last dance with their special
friends and classmates be-
fore graduation day.
The livestock classic is an annual event which involves almost every
animal science senior and their instructors. Lasting only a day and a
half, it represents weeks of planning, preperation and most of all,
hard work! With the help of faculty advisors, the students learn to
work with their assigned animal whether it be a sheep, pig, cow, or
horse. Everyone is kept busy training and grooming their animal for
The hectic weeks prior to the show is a time for sharing many
memories. Many friendships are made as the experienced ones
helped the beginners with their animals. Laughter rang through the
barn constantly due to a run away pig or when eight people tried to
clean their cows at the same time in the washroom.
As the time for showing drew near, there was always someone
around with a calming word or a helping hand. After your class had
shown, you could relax, and while the ribbons were nice for those who
received them, everyone knew that the real reward was all the good
times shared by being together for the livestock classic of 1978.
Beyond the East the sunrise,
beyond the West the sea,
And East and West the wander-thirst
that will not let me be;
It works in me like madness,
dear, to bid me say good-by!
For the seas call and the stars call,
and oh, the call of the sky!
I know not where the white road runs,
nor what the blue hills are.
But man can have the sun for friend,
and for his guide a star;
And there's no end of voyaging
when once the voice is heard.
For the river calls and the road calls,
and oh, the call of a bird!
Yonder the long horizon lies,
and there by night and day
The old ships draw to home again,
the young ships sail away;
And come I may, but go I must,
and if men ask you why.
You may put the blame on the stars and the
sun and the white road and the sky!
by Gerald Gould
G. Fox Portrait Studio
Dean & lona
Black & White
Black & White
Senior & Faculty
Diana Brown Pen & Ink Sketches of
Rita, Elizabeth, Karen - Stocltbridge School Office
yNJV. OF MASS.
AUG 1 7 1981
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