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

 - Class of 1893

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3{igH rt The sun had sunken to his bed of rest, His last rays glanced from off Stone Chapel Tower, The glow had faded from the gilded west, And naught disturbed the calm, still, evening hour. In Aggie ' s halls the sound of slumber deep Reverberated loud from wall to wall. And on the echoing, concrete, college walks Not one belated step is heard to fall. But look ! from out the dormitory doors Four figures steal with careful steps and slow. As if the fates of worlds depended on their deeds. And waiting empires paused, their works to know. One moment spent in consultation grave, They scatter to all quarters of the farm To seize or plunder articles of need. But all are careful not to give alarm. They meet once more ; but this time better armed. For now, assembled ' neath Stone Chapel Tower, They carry weapons destined well to strike The greatest consternation at the morning hour. But now the work begins with earnest zeal, And up the chapel stairs they hasten on, With paint-pots, tackle, ropes, and willing hearts. To do the deed ' ere break of comins: dawn. 132

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!3(orLor 3 Len. Grinnell Agricultural Prizes. Malcolm A. Carpenter, ist. Henry M. Howard, 2d. Hill ' s Botanical Frizes. Walter A. Brown, ist. Louis F. Horner, 2d. Prize for Collection of Woods. E. Porter Felt. Military Prize Essays. ( ist DnzG Howard Newton Legate. I ,• -s , Aldice Gould Fames. competitive drill. gold medal. George Frederic Curley. Kendall Oratorical Prizes. sophomorfs. kendall eleven. Henry D. Clark. Franklin S. Hoyt. Benjamin Sedgwick. Charles A. Goodrich. A. Edward Melendy. William H. Ranney. Edwin C. Howard. John R. Perry. H. Frank Staples. Cotton A. Smith. Luther W. Smith. KENDALL FOUR. John Richards Perry, ist prize. Luther Williams Smith, 2d prize. Alphonso Edward Melendy. Henry Franklin Staples. FRESHMEN. KENDALL TWELVE. Edwin H. Alderman. Arthur C. Curtis. Frank I. Parker. Fred. G. Averell. Arthur H. Cutter. William E. Sanderson. Linus H. Bacon. John E. Gifford. George E. Smith. Charles L. Brown. John H. Jones. Claude F. Walker. kendall four. Frank Ingram Parker, ist prize. Arthur Clement Curtis, 2d prize. Charles Leverett Brown. John Edwin Gifford. 131



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Up, up they climb, past hall and gallery. Upstairs they pass, with cautious step and slow. Till from the archway high above the ground, They see the lonely campus far below. On the black clock-face now their work begins ; Their task it is to get it out of place. Out of its setting, and to lay it where Our figures can be painted on its face. The tackle now on hand comes into use ; The face is lowered to the archway floor. And these four youths the paint-brush they apply. And on the clock-face paint their figures o ' er. When daylight broke great consternation reigned ; Questions were asked and bold conjectures made As to the way in which the thing was done, And what the means they called in to their aid. But Cannavan, with ever-watchful eye. Finds ladders hidden (?) in the grass close by, And hastens his discovery to tell Of how those figures were placed there so high. As if in confirmation of his words, A ladder from the roof to archway leads. While the whole college catches breath, aghast At the brave daring of such reckless deeds. Time, passing on, has viewed our early pranks. And fleeting years go rolling swiftly by, But Ninety-Three alone the honor claims Of painting figures on the clock ' s black eve. 133

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