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

 - Class of 1884

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JT has just been an anomalistic year, of 365 days, 6 hours, o 13 minutes and 40 seconds, since the Class of ' 83 wielded the editorial quill, and the old stub with which she has written for the last three years is swiftly going where all good pens go. But though the Class pen is getting dulled by constant use, the intellect which has ever guided and controlled it is sharper, clearer, more defined and much more intellectual, by the con- tinual friction against the superior minds of our honored Fac- ulty, who, like the potter, receiving our minds in the plastic form, have shaped and rounded them, adding a touch here and smoothing off some corner there, until they have at last pro- duced, as near as may be, the perfect vessel. And what a fearful responsibility rests on these moulders of the human intellect ! Our future course of action — ay, the shaping of the very destiny of our lives — lies within their con- trol. Then how essential that each jiotter should possess the elements of the true artist. And here we take occasion to exjDress our thanks to our in- structors for their increasing devotion to us, and who, through sunshine and shadow, have ever been our advisers and well- wishers. Never in our College course has the horizon of hope been illuminated with brighter or more cheerful prospects than at present. " To him that hath shall be given " seems to hold true. The State gave to us from her abundance. We see a part of our extensive campus furnishing the foundation for a new Armory, which is rapidly being constructed, and by the time Winter shall have sifted down on us his pure mantle of snow, we shall have a drill hall which will be both safe and pleasant to manceuver in, and we shall not be obliged, as in past Winters, to either go without drill entirely, or march in the old (jjym., at the risk of our devoted heads. 14

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Now tiiat tile Experimental Station has been establislied here, it lends a new featnre of interest to the College, wliile the I ' e- sults of its work will he highly heiiolici.-il both to the College and State. In fact, everything is rapidly progressing here at the College ; and with such a President at the head of it, and with its bright future, nothing should prevent the rallying to the standard of the M. A. C. every young man in the New England States who wants a thorough and practical college education. And now, in closing, we who have passed through the wisdom and folly of the first three years would say to the Junior Classes, improve your time ; for the time is only too near when you can not find the time to improve, or the ability to improve the time. Get the idea well instilled into your minds that it is not for others, but for your own personal good, that you are partaking of the Tree of Knowledge, and there will not only be a greater degree of satisfaction in your studies, but you Avill find they benefit you more hereafter, when you come in contact with the outer world, and take your voyage on the turbulent sea of life. H. 4 iry

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