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

 - Class of 1896

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Kinney. — This is a long subject, and we hesitate before so great a task as undertaking to do it justice in the short space allowed us. Whole volumes might be written, and even then our task would be incomplete. He is a dead game sport from Tatnuck, and says that he cuts lots of ice with the girls in that vicinity ; but we would add that as a story teller he is second to none not excepting Baron Munchausen. We wish we could impart an adequate conception of his towering form, that noble and firmly set head, crowned with its mass of flaxen hair parted in the middle, that Roman nose, and that long silky moustache. As Drum Major of the battalion, he is the observed of all observers. His comprehensive knowledge of everything together with his prowess in athletics, has given him the high position which he holds in our esteem. Kramer. — Albin Maximillian Kramer, alias " Baron Von Woodenhead, ' ' alias " Dutchy, " the Clinton phenomenon. Since the moment of his arrival, the Baron has been a marked man. A stranger in a strange land, he has been the victim of innumerable practical jokes. He is an authority on all scientific subjects, especially Botany and Foot-ball, and at onetime aspired to become assistant instructor in German ; in fact he is a regular walking Encyclopedia Germanica. He is very careful with whom he associates, being the only non-society man in the class, even refusing to join the Y. M. C. A. until he had ascertained the character of its members. We understand that he is expecting to be called home to Germany at any time to take a seat in the Reichstag. Leamy. — P. A. -P. A. — Rah, rah — Rah, rah etc. Of men like Pat it may be truly said " the gods made but one, then broke the mould. " As an orator, statesman, politician, pugilist, base-ballist, " nigger minstrel, " Prof, bluffer, and an all round sport, he stands pre-eminent. In con- junction with our friend from Lancaster, he has invaded the realms of East St. and captured its choicest jewel. But leaving all joking aside, Leamy is a man of whom we all are proud. A loyal class man, a genial companion, a true friend, and in fact a man in every sense of the word. May his shadow never be less. Marshall. — Jim is one- whom the class is proud of as a man, a student, and an athlete. A sincere friend, an open enemy, and a loyal classmate, he commands the respect and esteem of all. That he stands well in his class is shown by the fact that he escaped being conditioned by " Courty. " As an athlete he is a veritable find. He is little, but oh my ! To him more than to. any other one man is due the position which our class holds in athletics. With all his good qualities, he has, however, one little failing, a weakness for the " female sex. " He may frequently be seen in company with a classmate promenading the more retired and shady streets of Amherst, with a " chip " not exactly on his shoulder but near it. Jim is young yet, and we expect that when he marries that little Lancaster girl he will settle down on a farm to raise 1 jig cabbages to sell to Kramer for sauerkraut for his Clinton Bier Garten. 1 08

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Hammar. — God in his infinite goodness sent us Hammar. We could never understand why he did not go to Amherst College. But the Lord willeth all things best. A more faithful worker, a more conscientious student, or a better classman would be hard to find. When drafted for the immortal " Six, " he was exempt because of physical conditions and a disposition in favor of class loyalty. A man of resources, who can turn his hand to anything, a jack-of -all-trades in fact. Does his own washing when he has any done, specks shoes, and trains mud-turtles. Plays the fiddle, and might sing in the choir. Loves the pipe, and is a good judge of Tillson ' s best- Harper. — The chemical genius from Wakefield, a queer fellow, changeable as the wind, of which he has an abundant supply, both for running his talk clapper and blowing his cornet. Is very much interested in music and bands, especially in waistbands. In the dark ages of sophomore year the trembling freshmen wondered much from what new and wonderful monster came that awe-inspiring war-cry, " Tick-quaw. " Ask Harper, ye sons of ' 97. Has done much for his class and college in athletics, is a student and is conscious of it. Leader of the band and orchestra, and sees more air castles rise and fall than any other man in college. Hayward. — -Words fail when we attempt to describe this man. In art, science, literature, and music he stands without a peer. In cutting recitations, Springing stale jokes, in abusing young Profs., in mashing young girls from the " Currer, " wearing loud pants, etc., we repeat, he stands without a peer. With all the above-named qualifications there are none to fill his place. None so brilliant, none so kind-hearted, none so genial as Hayward. There was never one just like him. In fact you seldom see such a combination ; an all day talker, can entertain an audience of any size with the latest songs, stories both amusing and sentimental, an athlete of considerable note, an " A No. 1 " scholar. Comes from the unparalleled and phe- nomenal town of Rockville. His chief hope and ambition is to become a lawyer. For two years he has labored to keep up the reputation of the class as an editor of our college paper, and for two years he has succeeded as man never succeeded before. We dis miss him by imparting our blessing upon him wherever he may be, Jones. — If there were to be another flood, we feel assured that ' 96 would have at least one representative in the Ark. He is the only white man in the class who is an active member of the Y. M. C. A. Jones is our specimen from Middlefield, and is a typical farmer. He is never at ease unless attired in a blue jumper and a pair of overalls, and never fully enjoys him- self unless he is listening to the rhythmic splash of the milk into the pail. A brave and fearless soldier, his name will go down to posterity on cherished marble as First Sergeant of the Washburne Six. As a man he is an honest, straight-forward fellow ; and while we cannot prophesy a brilliant career for him, we feel sure that he will never be " launched into eternity " victim of unbridled passions. " 107 as the

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Moore. — If we have one thing more than another to be thankful for, it is that Moore, in his great wisdom, decided to become a student at the M. A. C. Our greatest wonder is and always has been that a man possessing such eminent abilities should have chosen this modest institution in preference to one of our larger universities. He is, in truth, " hiding his light under a bushel, " but he displays his trinkets to the world. His highest aspira- tion is to become quarter back on the ' Varsity eleven, the only objection to him being that the ball would be liable to go between his legs. He is a good player on the typewriter, and in a game of talk always holds a stiff hand. With Kinney and Pentecost, he completes a trio of noble men of whom Worcester may well be proud. Nichols. — Who was the god of war? Nichols! Who passed the beans? Nichols ! Who gave utterance to that impressive advice, " Go pay your bills " ? Nichols ! Who is First Sergeant of Co. B. ? Robert P. Nichols ! Who helped save the honor of the class in foot-ball and base-ball ? It was Nichols ! Who was Billy Brooks ' s right-hand man for two long years ? Nichols ! Who boarded all summer with Hayward and came out alive ? Nichols ! Who is the diamond in the rough ? Nichols ! Who in the class can cry out with Caesar, " I came, I saw, I conquered " ? Nichols Here have we condensed in a few words the life and character of one of our best and brightest men. Nutting. — One whom nature intended for a merchant and for one of the solid men of Leominster. His principal avocation is bi-weekly mashing, as he holds a high position in the esteem of the local fair sex, and has a slight tendency towards championship tennis. Often fou nd engaged in his favorite occupation of making a noise. Always noted for being in his position on the foot-ball team and for carrying a watch which is known to the North Amherst beauties as keeping correct time. Taking all in all, he is a model young man, and attends all religious meetings, and we think he derives full benefit, for he always stays late. P. S. — But like many another young man who has sown wild oats in his youth, we venture to predict that Charlie will see the follies of his ways, and will eventually become a loyal citizen and do credit to his class and Alma Mater. Pentecost. — " Penty " is known to all as the man with the funny laugh. To hear him is to listen to the voice of the thunder. Although somewhat of a religious man, he is serving his apprenticeship for his future occupation by tending the fires in South College. Judging from his remarks, we would say that he comes from Worcester and that his occupation up to date has been running a milk cart. He is somewhat of a joker in his way; and has the advantage of always having at least one man to appreciate his jokes. Next to Prof. Brooks he has the largest stock of useless in- formation of any man around college, and he is nothing if not critical. We are informed that he intends entering the poultry business and has a ready field awaiting him. 109

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