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

 - Class of 1891

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THE INDEX. 29 cises prevents us from meeting on eitlier the stairs in the old chapel or on the botanic museum path. There has been but a very little of the usual room stacking. And as for hazing (that terror of Freshmen), none whatever has been indulged in, we are bappy to say. Some of our number have already undergone those unlocked for tortures and withstood the fury of that mysterious goat, and are now enjoying unexpected pleasures and privileges. But let us pass from these, our trials and tribulations, to the real purpose of college life. Most of us very likely have entered college with a purpose in view ; let us then ever keep this purpose before us and especially let us make a good beginning, " for a thing well begun is half done. " Many a student has failed in attaining his purpose in college simply because he did not work in the beginning, and finding himself behind, did not have the courage to make good the deficienc y. Then let us take heed, so that after having spent our four years here, we can look back and see that we did justice to ourselves and Professors. And if we do justice to ourselves we will become worthy alumni of the M. A. C, and also worthy citizens of the Commonwealth. C.

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' 93, Class Colors — Pink and Garnet. Class Yell— Fa roo, Yazoo; Yazoo; Zi Za Zi ; Rah, Rah, Rah; ' 93. Krt rt ° sincerely hope that in submitting this, our first literary work to 9 - ' the public, that you will in criticising it take into consideration that it is our first attempt, and that we have been in such a whirl of excitement since entering upon the duties of college life, that we are unable to give a very thrilling report of ourselves. Our class is a medium sized one, there being thirty-seven members at present, although a number of others took their entrance examinations with us, but thought it to be for their advantage to wait another year before commencing their college life. Although we fell behind ' 93 a little in numbers, yet we trust to make up in quality what we lack in quantity. Cane rushing, we are happy to say, is a thing of the past. Nevertheless the Sophomores appeared on the campus, during a ball game, with a stick, when but few Freshmen were present, but finding our numbers were fast increasing, the cane soon disappeared-. The annual rope-pull is as yet an uncertain thing, but we shall have one with out doubt if the two classes can agree upon suitable terms. Not much has been done as yet in the foot-ball line, but we are hopeful of making a good showing against the upper class men, which we certainly can if each member of the class who has any foot-ball in him whatever, will only give a few minutes each day to its practice. The class as a whole contains material that is unusually good, onlj ' lacking in the knowledge and practice of the game. The base-ball material is at present undeveloped. But we hope to be able to put a comparatively good team upon the campus for the purpose of holding uv our end of the national game with the upper classes. We have not yet had the ojiportunity of measuring our strength and silica (as ' 9i terms it), with that of the Sophomores in rushes, as the schedule of exer- (28)



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Agriculture as She is Taught. WE have found it ! We have unfolded and are about to present to the public a fact, which but for the very observing powers of the class of ' 91, might and probably would for centuries to come, have remained among the many mysteries of science. But we should do great injustice to ourselves if we should develop so valuable knowledge without relating what vve experienced in acquiring it, for no one can truly appreciate the worth of a contribution to science without knowing something of its cost ; so it well becomes us to give you simply an outline of the troubles we were called upon to endure. On the morning of March .5th, 1889, the class of ' 91 was a happy body ; happy because the winter term with its confinements was nearly over, and soon to be followed by one which suggests to the minds of every student one more suited to out-door sports than for the study of books; but above all, happy when they contrasted their present condition with that of those students who in the earlier history of the college were obliged by the college authorities to work a certain number of hours each week upon the farm ; a practice which was not slow in showing its foolishness. But upon entering Prof. Brooks ' s recitation j-oom on that day all was changed for as we saw him standing, chalk in hand, writing upon one corner of a large blackboard, which still remained unmarked, we fairly shook at the idea of copying so much into our note books. Words cannot describe our astonish- ment and no one who was not there can even imagine the expression which sprang to our faces when Prof. Brooks moderately informed us that what we observed upon the board were the rules and regulations to be followed in the cultivation of one-sixth of an acre, which, as he said, was to be set off west of the dormitories for that siiecial purpose. Tlie pride of each man was abased, and was not only superseded by a feeling of anger, but (strange to say) each man could not help wishing that Japan had not allowed to have slipped away from her an idea peculiarly adapted to inexperienced agriculturists. Having recovered from our first attack, we were told that we should be com- (30)

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