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

 - Class of 1892

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eiiASS 8©jM(s. As we gather round the drill hall, To sing our parting song, Happy memories rush upon us, one by one. ' Tis from here we took the cannon And with them fed the sheep. While we all laughed at poor old Ninety-one. Chorus. Hurrah for Ninety! our class so dear! How " Ching, Chang, Chong, " our hearts will cheer. We will sing our parting song, As we gather in a throng, And we ' ll bid farewell to all our college days. Now to our chapel fine, let us sing a little line. How we took our freshman picture on the steps. How upon the black clock face. We saw ' Ninety ' s shining face. When we went to chapel one fine Sunday morn. — Chorus. From South College we must part. But it nearly breaks our heart. For ' tis here we find the fire marshal brave. In the tower tall and square, Joe and Castro live up there. And they manufacture weather at the top. - — Chorus. At North College ' s ancient shrine, We will sing our classic rhyme. As we bid farewell to Journald, Puck and Judge; For no longer Taft and Stone Up the iron stairs will go. Nor will Captain Dave his tactics study more. — Chorals. Now Old Chapel say good-bye, We must leave you with a sigh For the many happy times we crossed your door. We have parted from the lab. And Infinity and Tab, And John Sherman rings the brazen bell no more. — Chorus. 80

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A wee slender plant, very fragile and slight, ' Tis just in the morn of its life, A symbol of us, as we enter the world Prepared to engage in the strife. But yet there is hidden within its small stem The germ of an infinite size; While the fostering care of the sun and the rain Will soon cause its spread to the skies. Long life has the ivy in beauty to grow. As it clings to the chapel ' s gray wall, Long life be our hope for this score of young men. May we ne ' er to ignominy fall. As this ivy grows greater from year unto year. Let us pray our success will increase. May -honor and glory await us until At length we are laid down in peace. IVY S©J ©. How dear to my heart are the scenes of old Aggie, And all the loved spots which my college days knew. Four years have passed by, bringing both work and pleasure. And now we must enter the world and be true. We plant with much pleasure the green twining ivy. Which binds all our hearts in union so strong. Chorus. Let truth be our motto, and life everlasting Will be the reward of our glorious class. We ' ll remember the college in far distant future, And cherish our colors, the old gold and blue. O Aggie, fair Aggie, we ' ll love thee forever, And hope that your beauty with years will increase. Like a youth from his home, we must leave your sweet bowers. To return in the future and see you again. Our dear ivy vine each year will grow larger. Till soon it will form a monument grand. — Chorus. 79



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7[)e Prize Gompapy During the first part of the fall term, 1889, the plan of forming a company to drill against Company K was advocated; soon 20 men were chosen and Company K challeng- ed for a prize drill, to take place Dec. loth, the prize to be a stand of colors. On the 18th of November, most of the company went to Springfield to see " The Peabody Guards " drill. After this the company drilled daily from one to two hours, also two evenings in College Hall, in preparation for the contest with Company K. On the night of the trial, Dec. loth, the company left the college about 630 o ' clock, marching down town, preceded by the drum corps, which proved later in the evening to be a valu- able addition to the drill. The judges of the contest were Col. Clark, Lieut. Cornish and Rev. J. B. Dr ennan. Company A formed and reported to the judges at about 8.30 o ' clock. The drilling of the company was very good. Of course some mistakes were made, it being the first public drill of the company. The loading and firing were especially fine. After a selection from the drum corps, Company K took the floor and performed the movements upon the schedule. Then followed a selection from the orchestra, after which the judges rendered their decision, which was unanimous in favor of Company A, and the flag was presented to Capt. Barry amid the applause of the audience and three cheers from Company K. After the companies were dismissed, preparations were made for the dance, which was very enjoyable. During the winter term, several companies were challenged but all declined except The Father Mathew Cadets of Pittsfield. Arrangements for a drill were nearly complet- ed, when about two weeks before it was to take place, they withdrew, much to the disgust of our company. Company A appeared at two other times in College Hall during the winter, once on Feb. 17th and again Feb. 21st. On the latter date, the company gave an exhibition and sabre drill, and also a prize drill in the manual, for the benefit of the Base Ball Associa- tion. The gold medal offered for the manual drilling was won by R. P. Lyman of the class of ' 92. Although this was the last exhibition drill that was given, yet Company A continu- ed intact until commencement. All who were members of the company look back on their experiences without regret for the extra time they gave to it, as well as with kind regard for Capt. Barry, who so faithfully trained them. 81

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