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

 - Class of 1886

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ig sS y@i i6==S HIBTDRY QF THE CDLLEDE. Nov. 28. — Thanksgiving recess begins. Dec. 4. — Thanksgiving recess ends. " 18.— Term closed. Jan. 10. — Term began. Feb. 1. — Legislators came to see about the needs of the college. Examined the rooms and saw the drills. Speeches in the afternoon in the chapel. " 8. — A new pump inaugurated. " 11. — ' 85 Indexes at last arrive. " 16. — Prof. Baker ' s cart found on the flag-pole. New guns issued. " 22. — Sabre detachment goes to Springfield and gives exhibition drill in skating rink. " 26. — G. E. Stone, ' 86, kicked off drill and gun taken away by Lieut. Y. H. B. " 28. — ' 85 cuts bayonet drill and finally crawl. Mar. 3. — Mass meeting in chapel to discuss the action of the Lieut, in regard to Stone, ' 86, and the position of ' 85. Com- mittee apjDointed and a petition drawn up and pre- sented to Prex. After consulting with Lieut, and the Freshman class, he decides on the merits of the peti- tion. " 5. — Freshmen fined twenty-five cents apiece for the bonfire. Sabre detachment goes to Northampton and drills in the skating rink. " 6. — Cutter, ' 85, kicked out of college. No reason given. " 8. — Freshman fine reduced from twenty-five cents to fifteen cents, two for a quarter. « 20. — Lecture before the Natural History Society, by Charles W. Eddy, illustrated with the stereopticon. " 29. — Winter term closes. Apr. 9. — Spring term- begins. Mass meeting in chapel. A large sum pledged for support of base ball team. Campus and ball field fixed up. lioads repaired. " 19. — Base ball game between ' 87 and High school. Score, 16 to 29. 80

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May 3. — Aggie vs. Wilbraham. Score, 10 to 31. " 9. — ' 85 Class Tree set out, Prex turning the first sod. The tree died. " 10. — Cannon drawn in front of colleges at night, fired and left. Battalion ordered out for extra drill next morning as punishment. Rain, however, prevents. " 19. — Class of ' 86 begins the work of laying out flower-beds, mowing the grass and fixing the lawn around ' 82 ' s fountain. " 23. — This morning, settees gone from chapel. Pulpit brought back and one settee " for the faculty. " Students sat on the floor. Trustees meet here and a petition from the college requesting that the dismissal of Dr. Miles be well considered, was read before them. Dr. Miles was engaged for another year. In the evening the event was celebrated by serenading Dr. Miles. " 24. — Desk and singing books gone. Students stand up in their places. Pictures of the battalion taken for ' 84. Sabre detachment also photographed. " 25. — (Sunday.) Carried in easy chairs, etc., and listened to a sermon by Prex. " 26. — Settees and desk brought back by Mr. Baker. " 30. — Holiday, Decoration Day. June 2. — Scrub game between two divisions of ' 87. " 3. — Three calves which appeared at the college were placed in the chapel for safe keeping. They were removed next morning all right, but died off afterward one by one. " 4. — Prex and Carpenter had their hair cut. " 10. — L. R. Taft returns to Prof. Maynard ' s with his bride. In the evening a company of students go up and give them a drum and horn concert, which being duly ap- preciated, Levi was presented with the bass drum with compliments. Then followed a short dialogue : Mrs. T. — " Levi, have you got the drum? " Levi — " Yes, dear. " Mrs. T. — " That ' s good, come in now, love. " Then followed a song by the company, entitled " What shall the harvest be ? " A bonfire on the other side at 1 A. M., concluded the services. " 12. — The prophecy of the late lamented J. W. C. has come to pass. " Young gentlemen, the day of reckoning has come. " Prex cross-examines each man in college with regard to " calf-racket, " bonfire, etc. Nourse and Rob- inson are threatened with expjtilsion, ' 87 gets mad and " won ' t play. " 81

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