University of Massachusetts Amherst - Index Yearbook (Amherst, MA)

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6I Dp .a ' XAV ' : w ytXh -Pvc tor-ical ebal . Sophomore Class, ' 82. S. Chester Damon, ....... Gold Medal. John E. Wilder, ...- ' ... Silver Medal. Freshman Class. ' 88. David O. Nourse, --.._.. Gold Medal Homer J. Wheeler, - Silver Medal. Almon H. Stone, ------- First Prize, $50. William G. Lee, - Second Prize, $30. Almon H. Stone, .----.- First Prize, $15. William C. Parker, •-..--- Second Prize, $10. 64

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Harper ' s Monthly, International Review, American Naturalist, Harvard Advocate, Vassar Miscellany, Princetonian, Magazines. College. Miscellaneous. Nation, Puck, Scientific American, Harper ' s Weekly, N. E. Journal of Education, Cincinnati Enquirer, Forest, Rod and Stream, Amherst Record, Woman ' s Journal Scribner ' s Monthly, Popular Science Monthly, Littell ' s Living Age. » Yale Courant, Amherst Student, Acta Columbina. London Punch, Spirit of the Times, Sci. American Supplement Army and Nayy Journal, Journal of Chemistry, Burlington Hawkeye, Am. Journal of Microscopy Christian Register, Musical Record. 63



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W hc ' ' 82 (B{a:» ef£ou4i tai H . -■(n " But here to day we plant a fount beneath the heavenly blue, And on it carve one simple word, the emblem ' 82. " ' LTHOUGtH acting in unison in most things, concerning the subject sai i ° class emblem ' 82 was for a long time divided, and it was not Jjk until the third term of our Sophomore year that we finally con - Ifjcluded to manifest our class feelings, and interest in our college bj ' ereicting a fountain as a gift to the institution, rather than by investing in the usual ring or pin. The honor of originating this idea belongs, we believe, to Mr. L. R. Taft, and it was first brought up at a class meeting held April 7, 1880, when it met with unanimous approval. At a subsequent meeting held April 15, plans and estimates were furnished, and a committe of five — Messrs. Cochran, Johnson, Myrick, Taft and Wilder — was appointed to take the matter in charge, raise the funds and erect the fountain. These gentlemen immedi- ately proceeded to business. The money, $250, was quickly subscribed, and a fountain ordered from the well known J. L. Mott Iron Works of New York, The minor details of the work were pushed with energy, and shortly before the end of the term the structure was completed. The dedication exercises were held on the grounds on Tuesday afternoon, June 22, in the presence of a large audience. Mr. Cochran, as chairman of the committee, delivered the fountain to the class with a few appropriate words, and the water being turned on as he closed, the sparkling jets, as they defined themselves against the sky, were greeted with cheer upon cheer. The oration was delivered by Mr. F. G. May, and was followed by the ode, by Mr. C. D. Warner. Then the class president, Mr. J. S. Williams, per- formed the last duties for the class by presenting the fountain to the college, and President Stockbridge, in accepting the trust, thanked the class for this emblem of their interest and affection, assuring them that it would always be preserved and respected. With three cheers for the President, and three for the Class of ' 82, the exercises were completed. The fountain is of the thistle and crane design, with boy and duck, as shown in the accompanying engraving. It is of bronze, eight feet six inches in height, with two basins. It stands in the centre of the oval green in front of South College, in a basin of masonry twelve feet in diameter 65

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