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Page 102 text:
Feb. 10. — The surveyors on the Mass. Central pass through the farm and locate the road through the middle of the twenty acre field in rear of the college buildings. " 23. — Holiday. Grea.t excitement over the fact that the eagle must come off the bass drum. Mar. 3. — Excursion to the Springfield Roller Skating Rink. A very enjoy- able time to most of the college who took part. " 9. — Piatt, ' 82, leaves college for wild rancho life in the West. " 27. — By invitation of the students, who wished to repay the courtesy shown them during the winter, the Hampshire County Agri- cultural Society held their last Institute for the winter at the college. The students felt highly complimented by the attend- ance, which was three hundred, or four times that of any other meeting during the winter. The students voluntarily served a hot dinner to all. " 24. — The resignation of President Flint is accepted, and Prof. Stock- bridge is made President, and with the beginning of the Spring term he entered upon the duties of that office, together with those of his department. April 1. — The usual number of fools fooled. Some go to breakfast a half hour early and find they have been fooled by the bell ringer. " 8.— Fast. Holiday. " 9. — Pres. Stockbridge gives a reception to the Faculty and Students at his house. All had a good time and everyone says: " let the ball roll. " " 14. — Drill out of doors commences. Mat 3.— Class work under John W. Clark. Prof. Goodell bolts on the History Class. " 13.— Mr. Austin Eastman gives a reception to the Faculty and Students. " 20. — Broke ground for ' 82 fountain. " 29.— Holiday on Decoration Day. Some one tries to enter Senior Par- ker ' s room (?) June 4.— Prof. Groodell is compelled to leave his studies, and will try to regain his health in the Adirondacks. " 5. — Fountain completed. " 18.— The Chapel is decorated with evergreen and bunting for Com- mencement exercises. " 21.— Farnsworth Prize Speaking in the Chapel. Music by College Or- chestra. " 22.— Public exercises and reunion of the Q. T. V. fraternity. Dedica- tion of ' 82 Fountain at 4.30 o ' clock. In the evening, cremation exercises of Junior Class. 84
Page 101 text:
M toz-u op -tlW @-a-( eac-. 1879-80. i fi T has been the endeavor to collect in this chapter such events as Ml would not tind their way into print in any other place. The items n - are such as have come to hand relating to the general interests of all. They may be unimportant in themselves, but taken as a whole they go to make up the pleasures and vicissitudes of college life. 1879. Nov. 32. — A naatch game of football is played on the campus between the home team and one from the class of ' 83 of Amherst College. Won by the Aggie team. Dec. 14. — Clay, ' 82, returns after a prolonged vacation forced upon him by ' the Faculty. " 25. — A beautiful Christmas holiday. What villain perpetrated the vile deed of desecrating the Chapel with sorghum ? " Could we call down the malediction of heaven upon his head. " " 28. — Perry leaves college for civil life. " 29. — Skating on the campus. 1880. Jan. 1.— The students enjoy the holiday by making New Year ' s calls on their many Amherst friends. " 7. — Holmes, ' 82, leaves college for business in New York. " 10. — Hon. Levi Stockbridge resigns the professorship of Agriculture, but it is not accepted. " 31.— Several students " take in " the Farmers Institute, held at Sunder- land ; the subject of discussion being the Agricultural College. These Institutes are a good thing in the right direction, and we would advise the students to attend as many as possible the coining winter. 83
Page 103 text:
June 23. —Commencement Day. Gov. Long and staff present. Vacation. — During vacation the college buildings were put in thorougli re- pair inside and out. Pelham water was let into the pipes on the grounds. Concrete walks were laid about the buildings, and so at the opening of the College year, Aug. 26, everything has an air of primness very agreeable to the returning students. Aug. 26.— Freshman Class enter sixteen. X. Y. Clark is engaged as profes- sor of Physiology, Geology, Veterinary, and Entonaology, which establishes a chair long needed. " 31. — ' 84 rushes ' 83 on the campus; won by ' 84. Sbpt. 16.— Start for the " Hub. " (See article by special reporter.) " 20. — Prof. Goodell resumes his labors. " 23-4. — Holidays, as usual, on account of the Pair. Oct. 7. — Prof. X. Y. Clark resigns, and Prof. Tyler is engaged as instructor in the Natural Sciences. " 15. — A husking bee si held at college barn, at which thirty young ladies assisted. The students husked 150 baskets of corn, and after- ward partook of refreshments, spending the remainder of the evening in social dancing. — President Stockbridge receives the nomination of the Greenback party as their representative to Congress from the tenth district. He ac cepts, and his letter of acceptance is printed in the Springfield Republican of Oct. 22d. The result of the election, however, gave him only some four hundred votes in the district. Nov. 2. — For the first time since the organization the foot ball team in coUege, are uniformed in a neat suit, consisting of a maroon and white cap, white canvass jackets, white canvass pants, and maroon stockings, provided for them by subscriptions among the students and faculty. • ' 3. — The students were very sorry their favorite candidate to the legis- lature was not elected, so they could carry out their plans for a torch-light procession. But wishing to express their pleasure at the Republican victory, they organized two artillery detach- ments, took the two twelve, pound cannon down to the village common and fired twenty-one rounds to the success of Garfield and Arthur. 85
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