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1875. Lieut. A. H. Merrill ' s term of office expires. Lieut. C. A. L. Totten appointed as pi-ofessor of military science and lacLicfc Class of ' 79 entered 31 members. West Point uniform introduced. Rifle Association formed. Prof. Stockbridge publishes his formula for fertilization. 1876. Prof. N. Cressy leaves. President Clark, with Messrs. Wheeler and Penhallow, leave for Japan, to found an Agricultural College. Class of ' 80 entered 33 members. A. A. Southwick becomes farm superintendant. Mortars arrived. Military diploma issued. 1877. Centennial battery and magazine completed. Pres. Clark arrives home from Japan. Class of ' 81 entered 34 members. Nev7 green-house built by Wm. Knovsrlton, Esq. Base ball uniform chosen. 1878. Whiting street among other bequests, left the college $1,000. $1,000 was given for the purpose of forming an experinaental station. An association was formed and the money divided as follows : $500 to test the feasibility of raising Sorgum and manufacturing Sugar and syrup from it ; $200 to test the nutritive value of Corn, raised in different sections of the Union ; $100 to test the purity and germinating power of seeds ; $100 for making practical tests with the lycimetre. The remaining $100 to be spent in ascertaining the effects of different kinds of green fodder in the quality of butter. A lycimetre put in on the field in front of Prof. Stockbridge ' s. Trustees offer one hundred and fifty scholarships. Lieut. Totten leaves. Class of ' 83 entered 82 members. Capt. Smith acts temporily as commandant and is succeeded by Lieut, Morris. 1879. Legislature votes to pay the debt of the College. Prof. Maynard elected to a full professorship. 85
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Class of ' 74 entered 24. Aggies beat the Amherst ' s at boating. College colors maroon and white. 1871. $50,000 allowed by the Legislature, to pay all debts and current expenses. $150,000 allowed by the Legislature, to be added to the permanent fund of the college. 140 stands of infantry arms, with equipments received. July 21st, Aggies win in the inter-collegiate regatta at Ingleside. Time 16 min., 46 1-2 sec. ; distance 3 miles, straight-away. S. H. Peabody elected professor of mathematics. H. J. Clark elected professor of veterinary science and zoology. Miss Mary Robinson left $2,000 to found scholarships. Class of ' 75 entered 38. Prof. Groessmann submits his first report upon beet experiments. 1872. A. H. Merrill appointed professor of military science and tactics. Prof. Goessmann submits first report on fertilizers. Class of ' 76 enters 37. 1873. Prof. Goessman elected agricultural chemist and state inspector of fertil- izers. Second report on fertilizers submitted. Flag pole erected. Parnsworth prizes for excellence in declamation founded. Hon. Wm. Claflin founded the Grinnell agricultural prizes. Phi Sigma Kappa society founded. Prof. H. J. Clark died. Prof. N. Cressy elected. ' 77 entered 23 members. 1874. Two brass cannon arrived. Prof. Goessmann ' s third report upon fertilizers. M. A. C. becomes the Agricultural College of the Boston University. S. T. Maynard, B. S., becomes gardner and assistant professor of horti- culture. Prof. Peabody resigns professorship of mathematics. Class of ' 78 enters 25 members. The Associate Alumni of the M. A. C. formed. 84
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Pres. Clark resigned. Hon. Charles L. Flint, Secretary of the State Board of Agriculture, elected President. Class work on the " no pay " system. Professorship of Mental and moral science abolished. Class of ' S3 entered 13 members. Tuition reduced from $75 to 136 per year. System of leasing rooms introduced. Shakespearean club formed. A. A. Southwick farm superintendent resigns. 1880. Hon. Levi Stockbridge resigns the professorship of agricultui ' e, but it is not accepted. The resignation of Pres. Flint is accepted, and Prof. Stockbridge 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. Pelham w ater let into the pipes on the ground. Concrete walks laid about the buildings. Freshma.n class entered sixteen members. X. Y. Clark engaged as professor of Physiology, Greology, Veterinary and Entomology. Prof. X. Y. Clark resigns and Prof. Tyler engaged as instructor in Natural Sciences. IJov. 19. — A game of foot-ball between the Willistons and " Aggies. " Nov. 13. — Game of foot-ball between the " Aggies " and Amherst Fresh- men. Nov. — Freshies " sold " three times trying to haze the Sophomores. Dec. 1. — First good sleighing of the season. Dec. 25. — Holiday — a quiet day about college. 1881. Jan. 1.— Holiday. Jan. 8. — Farmer ' s Institute in the chapel, considerable discussion advoca- ting the establishment of an experimental station at the college. Two dignified Seniors get into trouble from borrowing a farm- er ' s team without permission. Jan. 12. — New heating apparatus placed in the chapel. Jan. 25. — Carr receives a fall in the " Gym. " Feb. 11. — The W. I. L. S. holds a mock trial which jDroves to be a complete success. Feb. 22.— HoHday. Feb. 15 ' 16. — Skating parties on the college pond, in which fifteen young ladies aid the students in making the occasion an enjoyable one. 86
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