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

 - Class of 1884

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cultured aiicl refined meu. And from tliis time forth eacli clasfc!, in departing from the shades of this educational institution, will, in their turn, mark higlier upon the sands of time the suc- cessive careers of its usefulness. We as Alumni are yet young, bouyant, full of life, and unit( d, though Death ' s sickle has lessened our ranks upon four sad oc- casions. The many inhabitants of the State who lose no o])por- tunity to sneer at the idea, that to be a farmer, an education is just as necessary as in the following of any other pursuit, and those Avho look with distrust ujiou the very existence of the in- stitution, should bear in mind that it is still in one sense an experiment, and that from this circumstance it cannot help laboring under a disadvantage inherent in all new undertakings. Surely it is to be hoped that those are growing beautifully less in number who would consider money as wasted when used to educate a farmer. Those who have graduated from any Agri- cultural College, even if not engaged in agriculture or its kin- dred pursuits, can, nevertheless, wield an influence for good if they will. The sentiment that the life of a farmer does not necessarily place him upon a lower round of society ' s ladder can be made prominent, while we can be living proofs of the fact that on the man, not the labor, depends his position in society and the amount of respect, accorded to him by his fellow-men. But enough for the future and ourselves. Our thoughts instinctively turn to you who are even now running a four-years ' race at college, helping each other out of difficult places in your studies; also assisting mutually to shirk as many more, laying- nefarious plans to obtain " bolts, " and resisting, as all students do, many of the rules of the institution. Not by any means woiild we attempt to advise, or pass judgment upon such pro- ceedings, for only too often have we-been there ourselves. The number of classes who have left our College is now eleven. You who are now there will swell the number to fifteen. Think how each moment irresistibly is carrying you onward to the future, and how the opportunities for gaining knowledge at the Massa- chusetts Agricultural College are numbered. Strive that your minds may be the- better able to grasp the few remaining and make good use of them, is the only hint we will throw out as to your future actions. We look with interest for each succeeding number of the Index. We are living in that position, or angle, which allows 77

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V HAT something from the pen of a graduate of the Massa- n chusetts Agricultural College shall be contributed to the pages of the Index, has come to be a thing of yearly expectation by its large and increasing number of readers. And so, on this occasion, to aid and encourage the publication of this mirror of college life, and to call to mind our existence as Alumni, we with some hesitation indulge in the production of a short article for completing the pages devoted to Alumni Statistics. As year by year flies past and more are added to our number ; as the months, weeks and moments are carrying us onward in the paths of life, to be, we trust, bright, efficient and shining lights in our own community, at least, it is no more than natural, and no more than right, that we should occasionally look back with interest upon those who are fighting the same battles that we fought, and upon those who have taken our places in the sphere of college life. There is no one of us who does not at times indulge in mental retrospects of the years passed in the good old town of Amherst ; who does not recall the familiar faces of friends, professors aud classmates ; who does not note with inter- est every step in the line of improvement : and there are none that in such reveries do not entertain the brightest hopes of the future usefulness of our common Alma Mater. We have seen the tide of its prospects ebb until the lowest limit was reached, and now gladly watch the returning flood, flowing in response to the almost inevitable laws of the public weal, which demands that those who are in the future to supply our teeming popula- tion with food and clothing shall have in their ranks educated,



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us to see in its pages the reflection of the life we once enjoyed. And if by adding to its pages once a year a few lines we can show our continued interest in the future welfare of our Alma Mater, or in your efforts in the pursuit of an education, or in the success of the Index, our efforts will not be wholly lost. Alumnus. 78

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