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

 - Class of 1895

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i tor txi ' 9t. s ARDLY had we entered upon our active duties at M. A. C, when we were the College but a few short weeks, but they have been weeks fraught with many incidents. When, on the morning of September sixth, we took our places in chapel, song and scripture were all forgotten, and we were the objects of many interested looks and wondering comments. Believing that the class rush ought to have no place in our college course, we agreed to co-operate with the Sopho- more class in abolishing this barbarous custom, although we were numerically stronger than they. Realizing at the start that true success can be obtained only by hard study and continued effort, we began our college course with strong hearts and determined minds. After electing our class officers, the first ques- tion of any importance was, — Will the Two-years ' men be allowed to take part with us in the Freshman-Sophomore athletic contests ? We decided that they were Freshmen, and in justice to them should be allowed to take part with us. The class of ' 96 objected to this, and on the day of the rope-pull they at first refused to pull, but finally agreed to contest for the rope. We were defeated owing to the stony nature of our side of the field, the inability of some of our men to obtain a hold, and the fact that the ' 96 team was heavier than ours. Among the other events of interest were the midnight calls of the " Owl Club. " Their calls, though short, were remembered long, and preparations were always made for the next visit. We were defeated in the foot-ball contest with the Sophomores owing to inexperience and lack of a thorough knowledge of the game. We believe, however, that with the experience which time will bring, our class will show up well in the athletic field. We have already furnished some



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men for the college eleven, and can safel} ' predict that we shall be represented on the base-ball field. We are well represented in the other organizations, having furnished men for the Glee Club, Orchestra, and Band. Finally, class- mates, let us press on toward that end for which we entered this college, and accomplish our work in a manner worthy of its true value. The ladder of fame is before us, and it depends upon our individual work and effort whether or not we shall mount to the top and receive the well-earned diploma. B. 2.?

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